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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1949 THJ3 BLYTHEV1LLE COURIEK NEWS THE COURIER NEWS GO H W HA1NE8, PublUher JAMES L. VKRHOEW BoHoe PAOL O HUMAN Advertising Sol* N»Uonu Advertising WtiUct WlUoet CO. New Sfori, ChlTAgo, Detroit iU»nu Meraphtt Published Every Afternocr, Except Entered a* secoud class mittei at tb* po«t- 'eSice »t Blyltievllie, Ark»fiM4. undei act « Coo- tress, OctoDei » 1911 ~ Membei ol rhe Associated Fren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrie i in Che city ol BlytbevUJe or auy tuburban town where carrtei service la _oain- Uin«a «»c pei week 01 Sic pei month By mall, withir a radius ol at) miles H.OO pel year ja.OO to: six months *1 00 (01 three montha: by mall out?,de 50 mile wne $10.00 pei ?ea* payable in advance Meditations Because 1 will publish (lie name of the Lord: ascribe je jrealncss unlo our God.—Deuteronomy 32:3. • • • Is there any other seat of tlic Divinity llian the eartli, sea, air. the heavens, and virtuous minds? Why do we seek God elsewhere? He if whatever you see; He is v-hcrever you move.— Lucin. Barbs Slilrts have come down in price, but not far enough to lose them at the race track. * * * Elevator operators in an Illinois town walked out. Not very uplifting! « « * A dentist Is the new golt champion. Drilling a hole in one should suit him to a tee. * w * What hubby helps with is much more Interesting to * wife than what he stands for. * • • Many men boast of being sell-made. Other* have been working on more important things. Higher Assessments To Speed Improvements Tax assessors throughout Arkansas, holders of one of the most thankless of political offices, are making a determined effort to put greater equality into the / assessment figures on*the taxbooks of the various counties. And it is encouraging to find Mississippi County's assessor, Herbert Shippen of Osceola, one of those taking the lead in this state. He is working with the Arkansas Tax Commission which is heading up the state-wide project, and is directing a county-wide effort to get' all of the taxable properly on the tax- books at an equitable figure. Mr. Shippen is to be commended for his advocacy of higher assessments and lower tax rates. It is good business sense to believe that lower tax ratea will encourage the establishment of new industries, and common sense to realize that high rates and low assessments, such as nearly every county in the state now has, serve to discourage new industries. Some of our neighbor states huve lower lax rates, but it is merely because their real estate and personal property are on the taxbooks at a figure nearer their actual worth and that low rate attracts industries which might locate in either of the slates. Arkansas general policy of assessing property at 10 per cent or less of its actual worth today is holding back the stale in more ways than one. Right here in Blythevillc school leaders lire finding it difficult to rnaiice improvements which will give this area the kind of a high school it should have—the kind of high school it must have if it is to keep pace with cities in other* areas. Because of the low level of assessment, both here ami in Manila properly owners »re finding it difficult to issue bonds in amounts sufficient to lake care of their health and sanitation needs. It is hoped that properly owners throughout the county will lend llieir support to the movement launched by the assessor and his aides and lift the assessment level to the point where needs of the citizens generally can he met and the area made more attractive to those who live here, and to others who might in the future become citizens. shown he knows what good eyebrows are for. They're to be arched, of course. But also to be knitted in a menacing scowl, lifted gently in mild surprise, or lowered to lend softness to a flinty gleam of triumph. They even have their dramatic uses in full repose. They add a touch of sadness to the impassive granile ol the great tragedian's face. Acheson would need a lul of practice befdre a mirror to match the trained Lewis eyebrows. Drought Hits TV Brow Beaten A reporter for the Christian Science Monitor observes that Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson has tlie "second beat »et of eyebrows in Washington." The owner of the best eyebrows in the capital currently is arching them in mock horror at bargaining pro|wsnls offered by his opjx>site numbers in coal contract negotiations. Indeed, John L. Lewis probably could concede Acheson a few points on texture and thickness and still come off first. L«wii gain* hit edg« because he lias The weather has been so dry along the eastern seaboard that even television reception is affected. This is disturbing news to television performers who have come to fee) that a trusty make-up kit is enough to keep their faces bright and shining on television screens. Now they learn thai lack of rain is not only bad for the farmers; it may give them a bad of 10 o'clock shadow and quivering jowls, or even wipe them right out of the picture. VIEWS OF OTHERS Lewis Meets an Old Adage. John L. Lewis, Big Noise of the coal miners, ought now to be thoughtfully considering an old adage: "You can drive a horse to water, IHU you can't make him drink." Lewis has succe&sfulJy hoisted the wages ol his miners, and shortened tlicir hours. No doubt tins looked to him like rlKht pretty douiis. The trouble was that, he couJdn'l lorce everybody to use coul at the necessarily higher price. Today, there's a liig stock of coal above ground, and John knows this could bnckllre on His Higher- wage, shorter-hours and larger-pensions ilc.sigiis. So he jusl recently declared a week's stoppage ol mining, and now he proposes a three-day work week during the bargaining over a new contract. This could be an opening wedge for more ol the same- It John were as smart as lie lets on to be, he would have noticed long ago a strong shut ironi coal to oil and electricity. It occurred in homes and factories. The railroads, heavy users ol ccal In years past, have been rapidly replacing steam locomotives with oil-burning -dlesels. Other groups might well learn from John's mistake. Our cotton growers can, perhaps, keep the price of cotton high with political aid. But they can't stop cotton customers from turning to synthetic Tigers, or foreign growers from producing more cotton. There are things called economic laws, which nobody has ever sidestepped for very long. Nor has any political group ever a me tided or annulled them. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THE¥ SAY Might as Well Throw Away the Razor, Now Cold War Warming Up in Orient To Bring Grave Issue in Japan Washington Hews Notebook PETER EDSONS Congress Gives Cold Shoulder to Plan For Reorganization of Armed Forces A scion of fabulous wealth from India witti a titian-haircd Jezebel from tinseled Hollywood travel across the world in open and brnsh defiance of the canons of decency and they are hailed in klcig-lighted wonderment by the press ol the world.—-Rev. RussdJ J. McVinncy, Catholic Bishop of Providence, K. 1. * # * A large part, of mankind, which n:is not yet been enlightened by Christian truth, . . . shows in the moral and religious field clear symptoms of pernicious anemia There is no other way ol curing this disease except with a great spiritual blood tmnshusion.—Pope Pius XII. * * * Where we will wind up no one can tell. Out if some of the new programs seriously pioiwsed should be adapted there is danger (hat the individual..:.soon wit] be an economic sJnve pulling an oar in the g»!lcy of the suite.—Former Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. * • • We've got to understand the causes of depression and avoid them—just as a pitcher avoids giving Ted Willhsmt, a fast ball down the micidJc. —Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. * * * Goil segernlcd the races, am! no Law passed by Congress or the Georgia legislature will supersede Goti's laws.—Grand Dragon Samuel S. (Jreen of the Georgia Ku Klux Klan. A few months ago there were howls about high prices. Now that they aie leveling of I, there arc cries of depression.—Senate Democratic Lender Stotl W. LUCRS. * * * If the mistakes of the Democratic Party dctcr- mincrt the election, we * Republicans* svuuUl nave been in a long time ago. —Philip H. Willkie, son of the late Wendell Willkie. and assistant to tlie Republican Senatorial Committee. * * * It is a human achievement itn-paralleled in history to have Drought the world to such an appalling state of confusion in so short a time.— Former Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ii'kcs. decrying tlic "mcis of things" made by His generation. + * * There is a war on now. It is being waged against every free country in the world by every device of propaganda, sabotage, threats, and in some areas, physical violence.—Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy of Ntw York. + * * The door is ictt open to future efforts for a solution of the German problem and the achievement of peace in Europe.—President Lruiiiun. commenting on the outcome ol tlic Bis Four Foreign Minist*ri confer€nc* In Fart*. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Con- : gressional economy advocates are! laboring their brains to find ways! to make the president cut federal expenses. But one of the biggest :noney-saving bills available i.s beiiu: »iven the brush-off. This is the legislation which would Permit further reorganization of the armed services by amendments to the mification act of 1941. This legislation has passed the Senate. But it is tied up In the House Armed Services Committee. Chairman Curl Vinson of that hmly says he thinks it would give too much power to Hie secretary of defense. Vet with a few minor exceptions, all this legislation would is carry out recommendations of ex-President Hoover's commission for Reorganization of the National Military Establishment, As passed by the Senate, this bill would change the name of this NME to a simple. "Department of Defense"—DD. This is a minor tiling in itself. But along with this change in name, the Army Navy and Air Force would become military "departments" under the single "executive" department of cabinet rank, which the new Department of Defense would then become. Wlmt this amounts to Is tha Secretary of LouLs Johnson wmuri be given tuU charge n» sole responsibility to the Presldcn far the conduct of the armed services. Secrelnry Johnson has already been given an undersecretary of def ense—Stephen T. Enrly. The ne\ legislation would al?o assign him three assistant secretaries to give hiphor rank to the Ihrce special assistants now on his staff. They would pre.sumably handle the work of general legal counsel, budget irection and presonnel and admin- stration, Would Alter Membership The secretaries or Army, Navy ud Air Force would lose their uemljcrship on the National Secur- ty Council, under the proposed legislation. This would confine ncmbership of the Security Council o President Trmnan, Secretary of State Dean Acrheson. Secretary of Defense Johnson and the yet-to-be- appointed chairman or Oie National Security Resources Board. Activities of this National Security Council are not much publicized. But this is really the ,group that co-ordinates diplomatic policy with' military ^tn\ttgy. Removing the three service secretaries from this group would reduce its present domination by the military. Advocates o[ this change contend that no economies can be affected unless the secretary of defense has power to order reorganizations within the three services. Objection to levelling the authority of the three secretaries is believed to be I Fomeivhat academic, anyway. If any ! of the three service secretaries were questioned by a Congressional committee, he could ol course stnte his personal opinions on any issue- like the 70-group Air Force or the building of a super-carrier—even though these opinions differed from policy artoptcd by the secretary of defense. As to the possibility that the secretary of defense might abolish the Marine Corps or Naval Aviation, that has been taken care of in the Semite. By a vote of 4G to 26. the Senate put in specific bms against such reorganization moves. M'ciuld Increase Authority Other positive actions which the secretary of defense would be authorized to take would include his 100 members, could be en- to whatever size necessary direct appointment of the civilian chiiinnan of the Munitions Board •uid the Research and Development Board. This would make these groups directly responsible to the secretary of defense. They are now appointed by the President. A new position of chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff would be created. He would preside over meetings of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chiefs of Staff of Army and Air Force. This chairman could be {r'om any of the three services. He would be responsible to the secretary of defense, however, and not to the President, as was: the case with Adm. William D. Leahy in wartime. . The Joint Staff, now limited by law to larged utider the proposed legislation. Operating under the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff develops plans and operations for all three services. Nearly two years experience under the present law lias shown 100 men can't do the job. These last-mentioned changes would of course slightly increase costs of operating the Department of Defense. The real saving would come through enforced reorganization from the top, to eliminate duplication ol functions by all three services. As for how much could be saved. Secretary Johnson estimates it at around $1.500,000,000. He has to save that much somehow, because present authorizations approved b y Congress for 1950 total Slii.900.000.- COO. Requested appropriations total only S14.300.000.000. Tlie Sl.600.000,- 000 difference must come through greater efficiency. Sunday School Lesson By WfllJam K. Gilrov, D.D. Israel's great song book is, of course, the Book of the Psalms. j We have written of Its marvel- phase of human emotion and experience, and of Its glory and Inspiration as a book of praise, worship, and devoUon. It l.s not the form or structure of the Psalms that is of chief im- povUncc; it IK their contents and message. Hut it may heJp to add an appreciation and: understanding of them and 'their rich beauty i( the nature of Hebrew poetry is realized. Many people associate poetry with the idea of rhyme, or in so-! called "prose poems," or blank, with rhythm. There is rhythm, often rich cadences, in the poetry of tV** 1 Psalms, but no rhyme. Instead, the structure of Hebrew poetry consists in some form of parallel statement, in similarity contrast, or In some extension or amplification of the thourht. A few examples will make this plain. Similar parallel statements and a parallelism in contrast arc alike exemplified in the very first Psalm: "Blessed is the man that walk-x 1 ! not In the counsel of the ungodly. Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor siiteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord," A similar example Is in Psalm 5: "Give ear to my words, O Lord: Consider my meditation." An example of the amplified thought is in Psalm 19:13: "Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous .sins; Let them - not have dominion over me; Then shall I be upright and I shall be innocent from the great transgression." Strict adherence to these forms is not always found, but they are everywhere throughout the Psalms, and an appreciation of the form and structure of the poetry will dispell an impression of undue repetition that one mis lit othcr- iff By James D. While A I* roreljjn News Analyst (For DMVIU MacKenzIe) Japan's approach to a state cif emergency is another sign that the cold war is warming up In Asia. If there Ls a pattern to this seeming shift of pressure eastward from Europe, this is it: Communist victories last winter seriously upset the balance of the great powers, Not only the world's most "numerous peop! y>ing under Communist control. Russia herself had (o pay more attention to " >t Asia, to try and mould this victory to her own ends. Srcne Shifts lo Orient •* Thu\gs weie .tot going loo well In Europe anyway. So Russia agreed to a Bis Four foreign ministers meeting jn Paris to calm Europe clown a bit. There has been ) such effect In East Asia. Early In the Paris meeting, Soviet Delegate Andrei Vlshinsky brought up (lie matter of a peace settlement for Japan. Mindful that China would soon be a Communist power, he said the Big Four of the Asiatic war—China, the U.S.A., the U.S.S.R., and Britain should write It soon. The Western powers stuck to their position—all 11 nations that helped beat Japan should help write the peace. There may have been a similar dpadlock at Paris over Korea. Whether Korea came up or not, President Truman proposer! a "little Marshal! plan" to help the American-sponsored southern half of Korea keep its head above water. To make sure this would go through, the Southern Koreans decided this was the time to drive the Northern Koreans out of the Ongjin P" - : -'<;"]a. They still are fighting them there, iti a small war that could get big at any time, ^i L,ate In the Paris confereniiH .here was an unconfirmed report that former Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov had been given the special job of coorditin ting Communist movements in Asia. This was never confirmed, but Vishin- receive. The apparent repetition is Intended, and one tuny Judge for himself how it not only gives a sense ol rhythm, but adds to the emnhasis of the thought. In the Pa alms is a strong .sense of liEc and movement, typical of the history of Israel and the re- life. Pilgrimage was of the very essence of that history—the pilgrimage of Abraham to Canaan the descent into Egypt and the return through the wilderness, the Exile to Babylon and the return to the homeland. And "going up" wa.s of the very essence of worship—ascending to "the hill of the Lord," going: to Jerusalem for the religious festivals. The Psalms are poems of religion on the march. hand, D'Avalos does pretty well at bridge, too. He let the -opening lead of the eight of clubs ride, and East WDII it with the king. At first I ihsiisht he had made the wrong play, because he had several places to put his two losing clubs. However, he had to take the club finesse ; order to create a needed entry. East returned a club, which was won in dummy with the jack. The seven of spades was played and D'Avalos finessed his nine-spot. When it held, he cashed the ace of diamonds, went over to the lack of diamonds in dummy, led .he six of spades and finessed the ten-spot. Now the queen of hearts was led nnd overtaken in dummy with the king. The good queen of diamond?: was trnniped with the lour o1 ynades. Dummy was entered by playing the .inck of hearts and sky's proposnl for a Japanese peace, and subsequent developments all look as if some coordinating band has been at work. Keds Release War Prisoners In China, the Communists promptly approved Vishinsky's idea of an early peace for Japan. This is, of course, natural for any Chinese regime and does not need to be sold to the Chinese people. However, the Helping radio keeps plugging for it almost daily as a major propaganda theme. Tn Japan, the Communists suddenly discovered the Japanese prisoners of war Russia has been holding since V-J Day. Russia has sent driblets home during summer months but has ignored Gen. MacArthur's offers to lend ships and cebrcakers to keep them coming ,he year round. Once the Communists asked, however, Russia began shipping back In droves these prisoners y now thoroughly Indoctrinated ; Communists. They have joined the local Reds i fomenting strikes. They V pitched Into the demonstration's! and riots In defiance of the police/" 1 It must be most pleasing to Moscow. All this rnnpht MacArthur In Sec MACKENZIE on Page 9 N HOLLYWOOD By Krskinr Johnson NK.> Slafl OoTTespc-omlc-nt HOLLYWOOD. (NBA)—Jose Fer-j r's Broadway Shakospparcaii re- j vivals brought him critical ncdnim ' America's greatest young actor, the role of the Dauphin in the rnn- vie "Joan of Arc" and a film career. Critics and movie producers have been piling so ninny M]peiT.vtives oti him thnt I was curious if he . had ever brcn called a bad actor. J grinned and snirt: "I've had some real goorl had notices/' When he was tryins out "Cyrano" before iti New Vnrk debut. a| Bvoiulway critic complained that ; bis pei'lunmuice was so bad "T t expected his noise to light up and | spell out 'Actors Equity. 1 " j While pl;iylns a series of character parts at New York's City Center he was chidod by another distinguished critic for having just a pood lime nnrt not taking his acting 'seriously." Then (litre was the hljih school boy who heckled him at a matinee of " " It was n special performance for hiuh school students at 15 cents n seat- No one in the cast was gelling n.ud. The boy heckled him from the opening to the final curtain. Ferrer may have lost the acl- inj; duel but he liarf the last «ord when he look * bmv siflcr the linal curtain. "T think (he boy In thr thud row who rms been heckling me eiTd Jof-e !f. years ago but did nothing about it. RKO signed him in ISWJi after n Broadway appear since and brought him to Hollywood for n scries of film tests. But as 37- yeiir-old Jose snys: "t <Um't have the kind a{ a race i th;it yuii Mt across the tuble from ' Fay. 'We gotta have this guy in pictures.' " He took film tests and renirm- '•'Mirv piled rnukc-trp on me In charter, my api>c:ir3lirc. Then tlity sLirteil lafcine it oft". The more tlicy look off llic Iwttrr it One of the te.sts had Jose play- in t; I he John Garfield part from "Four Diumhteis." But the studio didn't t,now any more interest ntid Joso went back to Broadway with.- ••>ut mnkini? H picture. NMU- tliat he has his choice of film scripts, he refuses to tic him- seK tip with a long-term studio contract, 11 1 .-; that face a train, He .say.s: "I don't have the kind of a face lot 1 any kind of n picture If I .signed a term contract, I'd 500n be playing roles not suited fur me." Josi? was. born tn Puerto Rico, bul moved to New York with his family ivhpn he was 6. Tt was a role in the annual Princeton col- lepe mu.--i(.al. when lie was 21. that switched him from law to act ins;. Ur,til men. ho was Interested in the liKalrr oiily as a spccliUuv. McKENNEY ON BRUDGE By William E. MrKcnncy Antfririi's Carci Authority \VrilIrn for \E,» Service Double Grand Coup Makes Little Slam A chap walked into my o.fice the other dny and n.^heri if lie could trouble me with a bruise hand Tcxiny's hand ts t\ip one he gave inc. He thought the phiy \vas unusual and wanted to know if 1 riad a particular name. It certain!> lins—it Ls a double grand --oup. My caller's name \va.s Rodolfo D'Avalos. and :us uc chnUecl. I learned that. It was he who C IS Years Ago In Blythevilte by overtaking with the ace. of hearts WP-- led and once again .shortened himself i'mriins with the five of SDUdcs. Dummy was entered by plavintj the ten of clubs nncl overtaking with the qi'een. The ace of clubs was led. and East, having nothing Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Dielrich nnd daughter. Miss Lillian, formerly of Cape Girardeau, AEo., have arrived here to make their home, having leased the Herman Spicer home In the Pride Addition. Mr. Dietrich who i.s manager of the Superior Coal Co. has been headquartered here for several months. A son, who is employed In St. LonLs will probably visit here during the summer. c. B. Holt, formerly with the Cobb Undertaking Co.. has accept- The ten [ ec j 3 position with the Metropolitan D'Avnlos Life Insurance Co.. replacing H. A. Rimer, who has resigned. left but the king and Jack of soades. had to trump with the jack. D'Avatos ovcrtrur-'ied with the queen and cashed the ace. Music-Maker Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 6 Whisper 11 Paddled 12 Saltpeters 14 Leaving 15 Lawmaker 17 Short sleep 18 Measure of area 19 It has five j should take a bo\v," lie announced. "He gave a much bettor performance than I did," Jose is in Hollywood now for lii.s fecund film, the role of a h>jmo- tist will) Grnr Tirmry and Ru-li- ni'd Ctiutr in "WhiiliMol " Ol.l) ••|>1SI'OVI:KY" Actually, Hollywood nrst dlscov- » A 2 * 1052 Rubber—Neither vul. Sonth West North Kast 1 A Pass 3 * Pass 3 A Pass 4 * Priss < A Tass 6 A P.iss Opening—A 8 S Thirty million people in thr Un- itcrt SlAtes earn their livings through agriculture. Ka],^a-^ profiucc. c alnioM t\\no as ] mucli \\iieai as any other state in the union. brought and introduced tlie rumba !o tlic U.S. back in 1928. Later developed the conga as a ballroom dance, aisd surprisingly enough, he took lhat back to Cuba. Now he working out ? new Mexican folk d.ince called the La Raspa. a Mexican version of our square, dance. From th« *«y h« played tod»y'§ 21 Thus 22 Try 24 Always 26 Disparage 27 Vehicle 28 Italian river 29 Correlative of cither 3011 is popular the southern states 31 Nickel (symbol) 32 Bell sound 3! Moistens 37 To the sheltered side 38 Revise 39 Note o( scale 40 Eslablished again 46 Compass point 4 7 Eggs 49 Freshen 5ft Consumed 51 Sea nymph S3 School book 55 Bargain events 56 Natural Ut VERTICAL 1 Gun tube 2 Insect 3 Negative reply 4 Joke 5 Smell 6 Soon 7 Carol 8 Pronoun n Lair 10 E.xpunger 11 Outer garments 13 Recreation 16 Measure 25 Changed 43 Any 32 Pythias' friend 44 Withered 33 Pickled fruits 45 Female sheep 35 Season of.year (pl.> 36 Guide 48 Constellation ID More powerful 41 Great Lnko 50 Fruit drink 20 Supported 42 Sleeping 52 Hebrew deity 23 On the back places 54 Near

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