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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 6, 1955
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PAOt TOUS BLTTHKVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 19W THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations * Night and day praying' exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that is lacking in your faith? — I Thess. 3:10. Prayer is not conquering God's reluctance, but taking hold upon God's willingness. — Phillips Brooks. Barbs "Learn Popularity by Mail"— advertisement. It would appeal to more gals if they made that "male". # # # Right after college students are told that education pays they step out and try to find OK* when and where. # * # Thieves robbed a Florida night club of four cases of liquor. police were not on hand to take Mif shots. # # # All the new cars we've seen on the road remind us of all the people who are driving in style and in debt. McClellarrMay Show How to Run Gommittee Arkansas' senior Senator, John L. McCIellan, will have an excellent opportunity during the coming session of Congress to show his colleagues and the nation how a Congressional investigating committee should operate—and in the process, give Senator McCarthy an object lesson in proper behavior. AVith reorganization of the Senate this -week under control of the Detno- a-rats, McCIellan, as ranking Democrat on the Committee on Government Operations, becomes chairman of that group and of its investigating subcommittee— the position so noisily occupied by Sen- atbr McCarthy for the past two years. Through his statements last week concerning his chairmanship of the committee, Senator McCIellan gave strong indication that he would conduct the committee's business in a fair and impartial manner, while carrying on relentless efforts to root out any Communists in government. The points he made concerning plans for the group show distinctly that his first thoughts are for the nation's welfare and for the protection of rights of the individual— thoughts most observers felt were often lacking in the junior senator from Wisconsin. First, he emphatically expressed opposition to one-man hearings by any committee member, chairman or otherwise. He said he will recommend a change in the rules to prohibit such investigations, and during his tenure will insist that at least two members be present for both private and public hearings. McCIellan also said that he thought the committee could function properly and effectively on its budget of $150,000. He pointed out that he would not hesitate to ask for more if it appeared necessary, but he also felt that some economizing could be done. Last year, McCarthy reportedly ask•d more money for the investigating subcommittee and was prepared to ask for about $250,000 this year. Another position taken by Senator MoClellan that will indeed mark a differ«no« from the past two years is his pledge to consult with chairmen of the Internal Security Subcommittee and the Hou«« Un-American Activities Committe« in an effort to provide thorough probae of Communism and yet avoid duplication and waste. Thie spirit of cooperation, and the Arkansas senator's expressed intention to contain his committee's operations •within its legitimate limits—that is, the investigation of governmental operations only—will certainly be a pleasant diversion from the histrionics of the past two year*. And who knows? Maybe Senator McCarthy will learn something. Red China and the British Red Chinese Premier Chou En-!ai must surely have been talking for home consumption when he said in Peiping that Britain was damaging its Chinese ties by supporting the American position on the Formosa question. He could .not seriously have imagined he would frighten the Western world. • In the first place, there is nothing very remarkable about the state of British-Chinese relations. The British formally recognized Red China in January, 1950. For more than four years, the Communists did nothing whatever about reciprocating. They spent a good deal of time killing British soldiers fighting with the UN in Korea. This year, however, after the Geneva conference on the Korean and Indo-China issues, the British and Chinese finally exchanged charge d'affaires, though not ministers or ambassadors. If the Chinese should now choose to cancel this exchange it will hardly be put down as a startling development. Chou actually was pretty vague as to what changes might occur or have already occurred to worsen relations. Certainly no love is lost between the two nations. Britain recognized Red China as a purely practical matter, wishing to accept the fact that the Communists were in reasonably effective con- tion of approval, so we have in this co- trol of mainland China, and to protect British commercial interests-in that area. In the United States, the idea of recognition seems to carry with it the no- untry a strong body of opinion against taking a similar course. But we should not therefore delude ourselves that the British have tried to get cozy with Red China, and that Chou's statement now protends the end of this happy companionship. That declaration is really about as exciting as a woman announcing she might divorce a man she has been living apart from for 10 years. What Shou is up to is probably the old dictator's game of constantly trying to solidify his position at home by raising the bugaboo of outside enemies. He dusted off the old favorite about the United States trying to encircle the Chinese- Soviet bloc in "preparation for a new world war." He knows full well that our position on Formosa is defensive, and that Chaing Kai-shek's Nationalist forces are not a major threat to the mainland. He may think, too, that other Asia- tices enjoy hearing Chinese belabor white westerners as intruders on the continent and island peopled by the yellow race. But the Communists must have milked that fairly dry by now. Anyone with the eyes to see and the will to use them knows that the Communists are the greatest intruders of all time. VIEWS OF OTHERS Off to The Elysian Fields According to the automobile ads, the new model cars are either motoramic, futuramic or merely dynamic. Colors range from a combination of cerise and white to chartnise and forest green. Horse power? Why, man, it is as high as 235 (maybe more). Va-va- voom! Can't you just imagine how the ads of the future will sound? For example: "Get a Star Jet Special now. Don't be forced to keep your feet on old terra firma when you can glide through the lower stratosphere." Or: "Our models have a speed only a little lower than the speed of light and are as graceful as a drop of ventis dew." Or perhaps: "Our double jet afterburners get you off to a quick blast off and our colors range from Mar tain. Pink fco Moonglow." Without question, today's population gets around, in fl hurrj'-— not to the lower stratosphere yet, but perhaps to the Elysian Fileds, where it Is hoped that you can move In a more leisurely way and the cares of the Atomic Age can be left behind.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. Not Much of A Dent Both the government and the public would like to see the enormous federal stores of butter reduced and so it is Rood to know that the Department of Agriculture ha* sold In the world market a total of 1,256,420 pounds, with the butter that hns been disposed of the stock has been reduced to only 277,000,000 pounds.—Arkansas Gazette. SO THEY SAY President Elsenhower was fiRMtlng the Communists quite a few years before Senator (Joseph) McCflhtry made his znnlden speech on the subject In the Senate.—Republican Chairman Hall rebukes Senator McCarthy's attack on the President, No Room ot the Inn Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Plenty of Good Fights on the Card For the 1955 Session of Congress WASHINGTON—There are plen- .y of good fights on the winter sports card on the 84th Congress. :t may produce nothing as rough or as long-drawn-out as the McCarthy bout of the past year. But or good clean political "rasslin matches, the next session will be nything but dull. Many of these bouts may start slowly over relatively minor issues. But these preliminaries are mly curtain-raisers to battles roy- il that will grow out of them. For instance: Foreign affairs are supposed to be nonpartisan and noncontroversial. Hanging fire as unfinished business before the Sente are ratification of the Manila igreement on Southeast Asia de- ense, the mutual assistance pact with Formosa and the Paris agree- nents for admission of Germany o the North Alantfc Treaty Or- ;anization. All these treaties should be ap- iroved as a matter of routine bus- ness. But they open up the much arger question of foreign. And a rawl can be started on this sub- ect any time. Last year Congress recommend- id that plans be made for liqui- lation of the Foreign Operations Administration. Its authority ex- 'ires by law June 30, 1955. But a lew and possibly expanded aid- or-Asia program is being prepared or submission to the new Congress. The odds against a victory T, this plan are tremendous. Another example is provided by he reciprocal trade agreements frogram. The law expires next rune 12, after a one-year extension ipproved by the last Congress. In ;oing after a three-year extension or permanent authority to continue Its provisions, the Eisenhower administration must present a completely coordinated program of foreign economic policy.' Full congressional hearings must be held this year. And bitter battles reminiscent of the old tariff wars must be fought to get this program adopted. National defense fights are expected to take up a good bit of time in the new Congress. The draft law expires next June 30. A simple extension under present terms might not be too hard to pass. But. in taking up, this subject, the Congress must explore the new Department of Defense manpower and reserve policy. This calls not for universal military training as originally conceived, but for something akin to it. And that means a war of words. If the new reserve program should be put into effect, it will mean cutting down on the size of the regular armed forces. That will tap another hornet's neat. For the Democrats have been critical of the Republican administration's curtailment of, defense spending—particularly on the Air Force. So the whole question of the military budget and military policy must be explored. Along with this and the consideration of the foreign military us-1 sistance program. Sen. William F.' Knowland (R-, Calif.) may have a chance to get in his suggested complece reappraisal of American foreign policy. The Democrats would probably help him. On the domestic front, labor legislation is always good for a hassle and next year should be no exception with the Democrats again in control of Congress. It will be a three-phase battle at least. Phase I—Whether or not to revise the Taft-Hartley labor law. Phase It— Whether or not to raise the minimum wage above the present 75- cents-an-hour level. Phase in — Whether to increase unemploy- broaden coverage. Sparked by -a certain fight over the Dixon-Yates contract to let a private utility supply power to the Tennessee Valley Authority, the vast subject of national water policy Is due for an airing. A special task forqe. under ex- President Herbert Hoover's -Commission on Reorganization of Government will submit its report on this subject early next year. At stake here is the problem of how big or how small the federal government's role should be in public power and reclamation developments. Trying to make the Post Office Department self - supporting by raising postal rates enough to cover mail handling costs will bring the usual resistance from pressure groups that want eubsidized service. No matter how this fight comes out—the measure has always been defeated in the past—there will be the usual demand to raise the pay of postal workers and all other government employes. This year they may get it, including a whopping big raise for congressmen themselves, and federal judges. There is never a dull moment in sight for the New Year in Washington. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — The Year in Review:,'With 1954 movie production cut in half as Hollywood concentrated on better movies, telefilm making became as important economically to Movie- town as theater, film making. Big- time producers even weeded out their "Ves men." keeping only those who said "Positively." I heard one film extra say, "Any signs of a job?" and another extra replied: "Xo, not even In my horoscope." Biggest escape from type cast- Ing was June Allyson's shucking of her angel halo to play a scheming, evil-hearted wife in the film version of "The Shrike." Bravest girl of the year was Suzan Ball, who made a movie comeback: on an artificial leg. Mae West made her debut as a night-club entertainer with a group of musclemen at the Sahara Hotel i n Las Vegas and announced: "I feel like a million—but one at a time, men." MARIO LANZA "sang" with the aid of some two-year-old recordings on a TV show and men returned to the home screens and sang for his reputation—proving he hadn't lost his voice. That's why I'm thrilled about this. Columbia turned the career-advancing heat on Kim Novak, a n e w blonde daxzler. Another bloncte, Mamie Van Doron, who'j in the look-alike league with Marilyn Monroo, landed a Monroe-ish role but insisted: "Honest, our wiggles aren't even the same." A survey revealed 3283 old movies showing on TV and one wag said: "I ihfnk I'll open a studio and start making old movies for television." Most interesting costume of the year; Maureen O'Hara's duds as "Lady Godiva." She kept them in a teacup ... A movie trade paper ad called this a "Memo to Producers"—"C. B. DeMille has found his greatest film .stories in the Bible. Just to. protect yourself, you should read the book." MAUtOX BRANDO'S career zoomed to a new high in "On the | Waterfront" and he lashed at [caustic remarks with: | "Intelligent people don't believe all Hie nonsense about me. People who believe It, I Ignore." There was no worry about superstition in superstitious - conscious Molly wood when Wanda Hendrix became the bride df Jim Stack. Her bridesmaid was ex- hubby Audie Murphy's cousin. Press agents at Fox voted Marilyn Monroe "America's SEAT- heart' 'but were told to forget it. Best casting order of the year •as Fred Brisson's. as he started collecting gorgeous dolls for Rosalind Russell's filmusical, "The Girl Rush." He sent dawn orders: "The girls must put a strain on a sweater—but none on the imagination." Ed Gardner retired as Archie on Duffy's Tavern . . . Herb Shriner reported booming business in his home town: "The drive-in theater is going real good—they've built cabins." Gregory Peck skipped his romantic star reputation to play bearded, scarred and peg-legged Capt AlKib in "Moby Dick," BOB HOPE decided it was time to give the public a new Bob Hope and starred in a dramatic movie, "Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys." His explanation: You can't make those boy- chases-girl - girl-chases - boy-tell- em-some - jokes - and - crash- they're-married films anymore. Walt Disney brought the famous "Disney touch" to TV screens with a filmed series on ABC. There's no business like show business—and 1954 proved there's no confusion like show business confusion. Columbia refilmed "My Sister Eileen" as a musical following- the Broadway hit of "Wonderful Town." a musical which was based on Columbia's one-time dramatic hit, the same "My Sister Eileen." Fox purchased the filmusical rights to another Broadway hit, "The King and I," which was based on "Anna and the King oi Siam," a movie previously produced by the same Fox studio. Spike Jones continued his musical madness with these 1954 contributions—"She Had Her Sock* on Backwards So We Turned the Hose on Her" and "He Showed Them What He Was Made of When He Missed the Fireman's Net.'* LITTLf LIZ— It's a mystery why so many men think they ore gentlemen just because they prefer blondes. CNU» dummy's king and continued with the queen of trumps. When East discarded nn the; second round of trumps, South took thought /or the future. After deep thought. South cashed dummy's ace of hearts and over-j The man who never makes a,mistook the jack of spades with his ace, establishing a trump trick for West. This was. however, the only trick dial West could get. South led his uood hearts and announced that take lacks something -especially the spirit oi adventure. He never tries anything new; hc> is the brake on the wheel;; oi protrrois.—Audtibon County dowa I Hawkeye Gazette. Demands for federal subsidies are the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M.D. A mast interesting condition,usu- ,lly known as spontaneous pneu- mothorax is briefly discussed in eply to today's first inquiry, Q—Please say something about pontaneous pneumothorax, how ong it lasts, what kind of treat- lent is needed and what course to oliow afterwards urrence? to avoid a re- L.S. A — Pneumothorax is a condition There are many factors to consider t if You're in a problem of this kind, however, and it would probably be safest lor both of you and the JACOBY . ON BRIDGE j Try This Bidding he would lead high red cards until West wanted to take his trump trick. . South would not have made his | spreading to the point where it slam if he had failed to overtake j seems Americans are trying to make j dummy's jack of trumps. If dum-1 a living taking in each other'a my wins the third trump with the j Washington—Christian Science Mmi- jack, there is DO way for declarer to get to his own hand except by ruffing a diamond or a club with his last trump. That would leave West with a young man's doctor to sit down for a complete discussion of any hazards involved in the marriage and how such problems should be met. Q— What harmful effects can come from the prolonged use of Will they cause Mrs. M. L. aspirin tablets? Insanity? A. — There are cases of aspirin poisoning on record and it is not which air accumulates inside chest cavity resulting in the ollapse of one lung. Pneumothor- x is frequently caused purposely , _______ ,. e _.. ----or the treatment of tuberculosis, advisable- to take any drug con- Trie question, however, refers to tinuously over a long period of the sudden development of pneu- time if it can possibly be avoided. mothorax in a person who has Aspirin, however, is not consid- been enjoying good health and I ered to be a cause of insanity. without any apparent cause. It occurs, not infrequently for example, Q—por what reason would a doctor request a barium enema X- organs does Mrs .H.S. U Is useful in revealing obstruction, t u m o r s, and some other things in the lower intestinal regions. Q — What causes small white spots on the lips and Inside of the cheeks? in perfectly healthy university 'stu- 1 ray? Wnat internal dents and even athletes. Apparent- 1 this x-ray reveal? ctCrt 1 Ss'can P reT lion. Frequently the symptoms are mild and no special treatment (s needed other than to limit the activity until the misplaced air is absorbed and the lung becomes expanded again. This is likely to occur within three weeks and unless some process has been found there is little which can or needs to be done to avoid R recurrence. Q—I am much in love with a young man who has had tuberculosis, but is now working and apparently cured. If I marry him [ am fully aware that he will never be able to do hard work, but should we hnve children, could they be affected by his condition even :hough the tuberculosis la innc- ,lve? Render. A—If the young man's dlscn;:e remains inactive neither you nor possible children would become In- : ecled with tuberculosis from him. By OSWALD ACOBY Written for NEA Service S.M.R. A—This may well be the condition known as leukoplakia and possibly the result of too much smoking or other Irritation. Leukoplakia Is considered a pre-cancerous condition and should be carefully watched. Q—I am soon to have a cyslo- ccle repaired which resulted from childbirth. Is this serious? Some of my friends advise against It. Mrs. B. A —In experienced hands this operation carries little risk and Is highly successful and should leave you better In all respects than you have been for some time. The slam in today's hand isn't the slam to bid, but probably an expert pair should get to it. South's unwillingness to stand NORTH (D> 6 AKQJ V A * AKQ7 £76432 WEST EAST 410987 * 4 V4 ¥986532 493 4-71084 AAKQ1085 +J9 SOUTH AAG532 VKQJ107 • 652 4 None East-West vul. North East South West* 1 4 Pass 1 A 2 A Double Pnss 3 V Pass 6 A Pnss Puss ,Pass Opening lead—A K for a double of the vulnerable opponents at two clubs certainly indicated marked shortness In clubs. Moreover, South's jump bid of three hearts showed that he had a good hand and wasn't running put of the double because of abject weakness. When the hand Was actually plnyerl, however, North Jumped to six spades partly out of annoyance. He had hoped for i?reat things from his double of two clubs. Aci tually. West would have been set only two tricks, and the slam at spades was far more profitable. West opened the king of clubs, and South ruffled. Expecting no trouble, South led a trump to. high trump and several good clubs, that the shim three tricks. would bfi .set The World is, going to continue full of Troubles until men learn to say "What, ran I do for you. and not "What can I do you for?"—Early County (Ga.) News. Biblical Bit Answer to Previous Puzzl* • ACROSS 1 Hebrew prophet 5 Nephew of Abraham 8 Son of Adam 12 Gift of charity 13 Before 14 Cry of bacchanals 15 Cooking compartment 18Winglike part 17 Mature 18 Vegetable, 19 fron 21 Moses .—— the Israelite* from Egypt to Canaan 22 Transpose* (,ab.) 23 Assault 24 Bitter vetch 25 Was viewed 27 Auricles 29 Bustle 31 Babylonian deity 32 "They forth for Bethlehem" 33 Animal 34 Mimlcker 36 Son of Jacob 39 Bounder; (comb form) 40 Weird 44 Augment 40 Golf term 47 Mitel 48 The of Galilee 49 Pertaining to an age 51 Harem room 52 Eskera 53 Proportion 54 Obscured 55 Tardy 56 Solar disk 57 Goddess of the dawn ff. Malt drink* DO\VN 1 Take as-one's own 2 Transporters 3 Oxidizing enzyme 4 Oriental coin 5 Acquire knowledge 6 Shield bearing* 7 Pester 8 Weight of India 9 Wickeder 10 Drunkards aay. I T . E KT 11 Pays attention 35 Freebooter 10 Meditated 37 Bondman 20 Spires 38 Form a notion 26 Facility 30 Musical drama 28Towardthe 41Eataway sheltered side 42 Wireleu 30 Old 43 Mohamm«d«o Testament priest* 45 Challenge* 30 Dimlnutlvi 0* Leonard 18 Palm leaf (ab.) 31 The soul (Egypt.) 34 Mount —

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