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FAOB FOUR BLYTHEVIIXE (ARE.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, IfM TIB ILTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher BAMIY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt NltloMl Advertising Representatives : Wellaoe Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, , UempnU. Entered u second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- treat, October 9, 1917.' Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES; By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By maii. within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for thre; months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. i Meditations Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar,—Pniv. 30:6. * * * Every lie, great or small, Is the brink of a precipice, the depth of which nothing but omniscience can lathom,—Reade. Barbs Getting up-stage is a very good way to keep yourself out of the spotlight. * * + A Louden man left 115,000 to an orphanage, which Is a lot better than taking it with you, even If yea eotiUL » * * A dietician suggests that the morning meal be eaten In silence. Whtt fun Is it without the kids at at the table? * * * One arm driving often is the cause of a man's lore for a girl being shattered by a concrete culvert • * * .....A inmjr shows that youths of today are taller.. ..than their fathers. They're also the reason for.. ..pop's being short , ..„ ,.„..„ West Should Guard Against Soviet Tricks in New Guise Not since December, 1947, in London, have the Big Four powers met in solemn conclave to consider the peace of Europe. So the Jan. 25 meeting in Berlin, if it ever does come off, is certain to be a milestone of a sort. The 1947 conference broke up without result because the Soviet Union declined to take any of the vital steps toward the unificaion of Austria and Germany under peace treaties. The new meeting will, after some six years, have the same subjects on the agenda. But no sober Western statesman really expects that the Russians have changed their plans and aspirations regarding Germany. Consequently, none expects to make serious strides toward a final peace treaty in this explosive land that has been well described as the centerpiece of European politics. The dismemberment of Germany into zones was intended, of course, to be only temporary. The Russians are wholly responsible for the country's continued division into two parts. They shut the West out of the Soviet zone, and thereby forced the West to crystallize its own control of Western Germany. Now this rigid arrangement has been formalized with separate governments, largely separate economies, and political orientation toward different orbits. Clearly, the Western powers will not undo any of the work they have done to weave Germany into their orbit, simply to chase some Soviet will-o'-the-wisp promising unity and freedom for the Germans — according to Russian definition. In the beginning, the West saw Germany mainly as a burden to them. But as time went on they realized it could become a valued member of the Western defense and political community. Obviously, having tasted this prospect, they will not settle for anything less than a truly free and independent Germany which could act as a stabilizing force for peace in Europe. Russia, for its part, was surprised and shocked when the West excluded the Soviet Union from Western Germany in the same way the Kremlin had frozen the West out of Eastern Germany. Ever since that time, Moscow has been single- mindedly devoted to preventing the final absorption of the Bonn government into the Western alliance, That will be its purpose in the conference. It may no longer offer the old, transparently thin proposals of peace and unity — Kremlin style. Instead, according to some experts, the Russians may try some new scheme, like a mar- risge-of-convenience pact (Nazi-Soviet pattern), with the United States, or a European "alliance" including Russia, but excluding the U. S. Whatever the proposal, the goal will be the same: to block the arming of Germany, smash Western defense plans, undermine NATO, and split the Western powers. But by now the West should have seen enough of the Soviet bag of tricks not to fall for any of the standard gimmicks simply because they are offered in a new wrapper. It Grows on Them Reports are filtering in that President Eisenhower now likes his job better than he did last year. If this is so, then he is following a pattern set by many of his predecessors. Not uncommonly, a new occupant of the White House finds its burdens, its restrictions, its lack of privacy a wearing and distasteful thing. Just as uncommonly, however, the passage of time leads to mounting interest in doinjj a successful job, in winning a good verdict from history. In many cases, by the time one or two terms are up, a Chief Executive has come honestly to believe that no one of the proper stature for a replacement can be seen anywhere on the horizon. We hope the President has grown to like his job; enthusiasm for one's work is one of the prerequisites for success. And we count on his genuine humility to keep him from concluding at some future date that he has become indispensable. Views of Others Segregation And The Negro Teachers Negro teachers and educators, an Intelligent and patriotic force, have a big stake In the pending decision of the United States Supreme court on racial segregation In our schools. The decision may mean the difference between Jobs and no jobs for a great majority of them. Of the 133,000 Negro educators In the United States, only 20,000 are employed In the Northeast and West. The remaining 113,000 are employed In the 17 states and District of Columbia, which observe segregation. North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia together employ more Negroes In public education than do all the states of the North, East and - West combined. In North Carolina 25.8 per cent of the population are Negroes and 29.1 per cent of the educational personnel are Negroes. In this state Negro teachers draw the same pay as white teachers, certificate for certificate. Compare the ratio of Negro teachers to Negro population In this state with the ratio In New York where Negroes make up 6.2 per cent Of the population but. where only 2.5 per cent of the educators are Negroes. Only In segregated school systems do Negroes hold their full measure of teaching nnri adminlstratlve'/posts. Maybe that Is one reason why the Palmetto Education Association, made up of Negro educatori In South Carolina has never gone on record opposing segregation. Maybe that Is a reason why a great many other Negro teachers are openly opposed to the abolition of segregation. At least tills great body of Negro teachers, for reasons of self preservation if for no other cause would have ample reason to prefer that the Supreme Court leave the determination of segregation or no segregation to the states. We are sure Negro teachers want equal educational opportunity for Negro children. But It Is an Insult to their Intelligence and long service to say this cannot be provided by Negro teachers. Shelby (N.C.) Star. Who's Average Have you ever felt like an average housewife, or an average husband? If so, perhaps you'd be Interested to know that the average American wife Is 39.5 years old; the average husband, 43.5, according to the Census Bureau. This shows how much statistician can be made to lie. The average housewife probably feels 110. The average husband, according to the complaints oj the average housewife, acts like he'i 19.—Montgomery advertiser. SO THEY SAY The Defense Department 1< now taking a calculated risk In favor of "flgurei" before "forces," despite the known rapid rise of Soviet strength In air power and nuclear weapons. — Senator Symington on proposed Air Force cuts. Everyone recognizes that with the closenesi of the votes, we can't pus bills without support from both (Democrat and Republican) sides of the aisle. — Senator Knowland (R-Callf.). * • * Science has reached such > condition when sending a straloplane to the moon and creation of an artificial satellite for the earth Is within the realm, of reality. -- Russian A. M. Nesmey- anov. I do not believe the Soviets have In occupied Europe forces enough to overcome the shield w* Uavi crtatcd. — U. 8, Qtatral Red China's New Idol Peter fdson's Washington Column — GOP Believes Ikes Programs Will Survive Tough Sledding WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Re- mblican congressional leaders concede that President Elsenhower's arm and labor programs will hfive Patronage as a Control Weapon But the Republican leaders believe they now have the power to pet their forces in line to support he toughest sledding on Cnpitol) the President's program, by prl- Hill. It was therefore fitting and >roper that the President opened Is series of special messages to 'ongress with appeals for action n these two fields. The official guess is that after ^e usual amount of criticism, quawklng and yakety-yak, Con ress will give the President about 5 per cent of what he asked for this year. The Republicans believe that an ccompllshment of this magnitude •ill be enough to convince the vo't- rs next November that an Eisen- ower proRrnm has been passed. The farm program Is based pri- narlly on a gradual shift to the exlble price-support system, i-hlch is a bitter pill for the fixed, 90 - per-cent-of-parity - guarantee boys to swallow. But administration leaders say they have thoroughly Investigated this and every other allernatlve—a two-price system, export subsidies, and putting off a decision for another year. The conclusion Is that none of them Is any good. The flexible price-support system Is the only thing that makes sense to the administration lenders. They are therefore prepared to push it through. After allowing a reasonable time for congressional critics to blow off steam and make speeches In opposition for home consumption, GOP leaders are preparing to push for action. The recalcitrants will not be brought Into line publicly. The President has said many times that he doesn't like to Jump on people. vate but drastic control, through the use of such devices as the withholding of patronage. The same political pressures will be used in getting action on the Taft-HnrUey labor law amendments. No Republican leader seems to have any delusions about the President's program satisfying the union labor leaders. That's admittedly impossible. But they do belive they can satisfy the rank and file of union labor voters. And they are still apparently working on the theory that there is no such thing us a controlled labor vote. The practical test of the 1954 election prospects Is being applied to this labor Issue. The President's proposals for amendments to the. Taft-Hartley act are intended primarily to liberalize it enough to help Bepubll- cnn candidates from industrial districts where there Is a large union labor membership among the voters. Both the farm and the labor proposals are said to represent President Eisenhower's "middle-of-the- road" philosophy. And, as Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell said in commenting on the President's Taft- Hartley act amendments, "I'm not wise enough nor have I seen enough to tell you who will object ,o what." The origin of all these (arm find abor message Ideas could not be more different. Everyone Geti In The Ad Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson points out that over 500 people got into the farm-pro- gram act during the past year. Included were congressmen farm organizations, producer am trade groups, the agricultural col leges, Department of Agriculture experts and—most important of B! This last-mentioned group probablj had the most influence of all. I deliberated In secret session. Sec retary Benson concedes that since it was a government body, the rec ord of its recommendations should —the President's own Nations Agricultural Advisory Commission probably be made public later on Not to do so could be Interpretec as government by secret clique and selfish interest. By contrast, the labor message recommendations were drawn up by persons unknown. Early last year the President named a labor-management advisory committee to write a program It blew up. Former Secretary of Labor Martin P. Durkin then tried to draw up a series of amendments with the help of union leaders. When his program was turned aside, if not turned down, Durkin resigned. Hia successor, James P, Mitchell, presided over the preparation of what has now emerged as President Eisenhower's message on Taft-Hartley amendments, with the help of nobody knows who, Secretary Mitchell says only that it came as & result of a long «er- ies of conferences. Ho mention! Department of Commerce specifically, but nobody else. "They are the President's proposals, and I'm In favor of them," says Mitchell bluntly. He says the President was merely aUting philosophy in his labor message. He was not dictating legislation. Carrying out the President's ideas in laws will be left to Congress. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P, JORDAN, M. D. A reader asks for a discussion of trachoma, a disease of the eye. What was formerly a tragic cause of blindness has now been almost conquered. At first trachoma looks like any other acute Inflammation of the outer part of the eye. The eye appears Inflamed and thickened. Little blister-like swellings appear around the edges within a few days. In three or four weeks the thickening and other signs becomes typical of trachoma and are easy to distinguish from other inflammations of the eye. The cause of this condition Is a virus which unlike ordinary germs Is too small to see under the microscope. Among the other nymp- toms, pain and sensitiveness to light may be severe. In the late stages of this dangerous disease, the eyelid tends to drop down and the lids may become deformed. The disease produces (earring of tome of the tender tissues of the eye and this Is what causes the Inability to see. A correct and early diagnosis Is moat Important In the treatment of trachoma. Many treatments which are useful In other eye diseases, however are not satisfactory for trachoma. Drugs Cure Trachoma The Improved outlook' for the sufferer from trachoma comes from the use of the sulfa drugs or penicillin. This is one of the lew virus diseases which respond to these preparations. It Is for these reasons lhat early diagnosis and prompt treatment are tucMwry to that bllndneu CM be avoided and painful and difficult operations on the eye made unnecessary. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Find New Way For Right flay When today'a hand was played in last year's intercollegiate championships the intended contract was six no-trump, to be reached In the diagram. A respectable number of the college students who took part In this competition found the right .line of play to make the slam contract. South counts 11 tricks in top cards and should not rely on a 3-3 diamond break for his 12th trick. He should duck an early spade trick In order to prepare for * squeeze. For example, South refuses the first trick. II spades are continued (as good a defense as any), South takes the ace. Declarer leads » diamond to the queen, discards » heart on the king of spades, and takes the ace and king of diamonds. When the suit fails to ureak (as expected), *outh rims the (our clubs. When South lends the last club, dummy has a spade aiM three icarts. Each defender has three learts. West's other card Is the ilgh spade; »nd East's other card s the high diamond. West must discard a heart to prevent dummy from winning • trick with the spade. Thereupon dummy discards the spade, and puts the pressure on East. If East discards a heart, dummy's third heart will be good. If East discards the high diamond. South wins a trick with his last diamond. As might be expected, with several thousand players competing, many players got to the "wrong" 11 NORTH 4K87S ¥A82 4Q75 + A103 WEST EAST (D) 4QJ101 4982 »J75 VQ864 • !4 4J1083 48791 +99 SOUTH But Past Past Pin VK103 »AK«3 *KQJ4 East-West vul. South We* North 1 * Pass 1 * 2N.T, Pan JN.T. Pasi PISI Opening leid— 4 Q contract. (The sam.e sort of thing can be expected again, when 800 colleges take part In the 1»M contest in mid-February.) .The result was very amusing when one player got to a contract of six diamonds and made It by very logical play. Against six diamonds West opened the queen of spades. South won and drew just two rounds of irumps with the ace and king. He :hen left two trumps out, not car- ng whether they were together or separate. He led a spade to the dng and ruffed n spnde. He continued with a club lo dummy's ten and ltd another tpad* w!U> Ui« Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) - Exclusively Yours: Yvonne d« Carlo Just about the only glamor spinster left In Movlevllle, Is likely .to be the bride of British actor Robert Urquhart after she completes her all-French movie, "La Castlgll- one," In Paris. - Packing for the trip to France, Yvonne told me: "I'm Just getting settled down into feeling that I'm ready for marriage. Before, I felt (hat I wasn't ready." The actor, who has a laaso hold on Yvonne's heart, Is in MOM'S "Knights of the Round Table and Is currently In Africa starring In a British movie. Hea described by Yvonne as "the Alec Outness .type. Not handsome, just personable." The Ricardo Montalbans, who have never given the we-love-a fight set any cause for shouting, had a .dilly of a scrap at a Hollywood party. It ended with Oeorfri- anna, who's Loretta Youns's rsls- ler, walking out on her handsome husband In a 1954 huff. Eddie Albert, who's emerged as TV's top male actor this'past year, will hit the nitery circuit with his wife, Margo, in a song-and-dance act. Breakup Definite The long-brewing breakup of the Andrews Sisters Is now definite with PattI rehearsing R single act 'or TV and night clubs. She's responsible for the break, with Maxine explaining: "She's been unhappy for a lonr time, ever since her husband started ruling her career." Maili and LaVerne will continue their warbling us a team. Says Maine: "We find It rather exciting. There are * lot of things we can do." I don't know about the worm. iut the tables have turned In the Zsa Zsa Gabor-George Sanders is- t-love amalgamation. When Zsa Zsa was In Europe, she wouldn't ,ake George's frantic phone calls. $ow George won't talk to Miss 7wo Z on the phone, even with his gent relaying Zsa Zsa's plea that t's a matter of life and death. The word's out, incidentally, that Zsa Zsa's bleatings about P. Ru- jiroso lost her a role in the up- omlng Martin-Lewis picture, "The Big Top." The way was never wider open or a reconciliation between Don Taylor and Phyllis (TV's Mrs. c- Nutley) Avery than now. Her at- achment to somebody else Is now n a state of suspension. Quip under a magazine cartoon howing a couple reading a TV rogram log: "Here's a movie we haven't seen ery often." Errol Flynn talked to Warner Bros, high brass in New York bout A dissolution of the one-a- ear picture contract he has with bruptly when Errol was asked ow much he would care to pay » settle the contract. "ME pay I OD?" thundered Errol, and stalked off. the "beneficial" heading. ' Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., won't b« following in papa's big-screen footsteps. He just quit w s CBS-TV pro. ducer's job to fo: a new tele- film company. The home-screen movies will be made at the Gold,, wyn studio. - Poll'a UpKt Big upset on the popularity poll of a top movie magazine reveali such flicker empresses as Lana, Turner. Katharine Orayson, Ava Gardner, Virginia Mayo, Shelley Winters and Betty Grable no longer rating among the top 20. Less than a year ago, you couldn't pick up a fan mag without seeing « cover of Lana or Ava. Ann Sheridan's recent hosplUll- zation was for a far more serloui reason than the influenza that doe- tors announced. Ann actually underwent surgery and is still a long way from the sunny side of the street. Shelley Winters was shadow boi- ing in Hollywood for a billing fight in Rome before wire flashes told of her domestic fight there with hubby Vittorio Oassman. Sylvan* Mangano, Shelley and Vittorio »r» the costars of "Mambo," but M she completed "Playglrl" at U-I and left for Rome, Shelley told me: ' 'Sylvana is the wife of the producer. She'll get first billing nat. urally. Vittorio will get second billing. I'll come third. That's bad. Should I let Vittorio have billing over me? It could start i family fight." Maybe It did. f. ONE EXAMPLE of poetl* JUIK tlce occurred when the man whjj| would .rather play golf Ulan tat,^ married a woman who would rather play bridge than cook. — Savannah Morning News. A SWEDISH INVENTOR exhlblti a bath tub with a door on the side to facilitate getting In and out of the contraption. This would also come in handy In irrigating th» bath room. Matoon (111.) Journal. THOUGH it engineers no peace, the Big Three agree, a Big Four pow-v-'ow should be valuable to jlow off esteem. St. Louis Globe- Democrat. POME In Which Is Contained Further Definition Of A Word That ts Becoming Increasingly Important: 75 Years Ago In Blythtrille Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend and son, R. A., spent yesterday In Paducah, Ky., visiting friends. Byron Morse, who Is III from * ,hroat Infection at his home, It said to be' improved today. Mr. and . Mrs. Oliver W. Co»- pedge and sons attended a reunion^— it the home of Shelby Coppedg«H n Wilson yesterday. All I* well now between Judy ;olllday and her musician hus- and, George Oppenhelm, and Co- umbit executives are breathing asier. The gossip about Judy and eter Lawford never came under Intention of ruffing It. South didn't care whether or not n opponent could over-ruff. If BO, e eould get back to dummy with ne of the »ce« to draw the last rump; »nd then the rest would easy. If robody ruffed, South ould get to dummy with he ace f clubs o draw a trump and then ontlnue with the clubs. Nothing ould defeat the slam contract. The father of a new set of triplets told the Reverend Pasi- more that his' wife was a great believer in the power of prayer t but that this time he felt fh* lort of overdid it. All Dressed Up Answer to Previous Punlt ACROSS 1 Worn by man or woman 4 Sleeveless garments ft Head'covering 12 Make a mistake 13 Standard of perfection H Archaeological form 15 Blackbird 16 Slow (music) 17 Legal point 18 Antagonist 20 Expended 22 Operatic scenes J3 Fragments 25 Pewter coin of Thailand 2« Young child 28 Abstract being 29 Expungers 32 Surfeited 33 Lion 35 Pendent S8 Snoot* 39 Sullen 41 Colonize 44 Texan ihrlne 45 Flower , 48 Lints (ab.) 47 Demolishes 51 John (Gaelic) 52 Golf mound 53 PufI up 54Roule (ab.) 55 Augment 58 Foreign agent: tl Worm DOWN 1 Listcni to 2 Genus of hp.rhs 3 Three-legged support 4 Suburban residence 5 City in The Netherlands 8 Oriental coin 7 Make lace 8 Wallow in water 9 Heel over 10 Reparations 11 Nuisances 19 Vestibule 21 Gifts 23 Fastening device 24 Macerates J7 Capital of Norway 30 Musical note 39 Mediterranean 31 Right (ab.) Island 33 Dangled 40 Painful spots 34 Rubbed out 42 Facilitates 37 Formal 43 Sea eagles is required on 48 European certain mountain occasions ' 49 Capuchin 38 Skirts with monkey 50 Summer (Fr.)

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