The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1952
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PACK EIGHT BLYTIIEVTLIE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, PEC. 19, 495J THE BLYTHEyiLLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER KIW8 CO. K. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINE8. Assistant, PublUher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTertisIng Man»B« Bold National Adrortising Representatives: • WMl»ce Witmer Co.. New York, chlc»ro. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered »s second class matter »l the post- efflo at Dlythevllle. Arkans&s. under id o( Con- pesj, October *. 1»V7. Uember of Th« AttocUtcd nut SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the CUT of Blytherllle or «nj iiiburban town wher« c»rrl«r service U nanln- Uined, Kc per week. ..«,, . By mall, wllhin » rxdlut ol 60 mllei, 15.00 per jear'»2 50 for eii montlu. 11.36 for three monthi; by mall outside 50 mil* icnt, »13.50 P" ?«' payable in idvanoe. Meditations The riEhfcou* «h»H Inherit IK« land, and dwell therein for ever. — Ps«lmi 11:28. * + * Right attitudes and right, actions right moit ttiinga, including ll!e Itself. — B. C. ForbM. Barbs Authorities disagree on why men have U> sleep. Coulri it be to get away from authorities who disagree? * » * It take* more than putting your initials on llntn to make your mark In the «oclal world. * * * A New 'Voric man with three children has Just finished his course at a dental! college. ImagiiiD children being scared of their own dad. * * * A Michigan theriff added a half hour to t h e length at time prisoner* could steep. He knowi , they're not rollij- «nj place, anyway. * * * A H-year-old girl 'asked lor an annulment so «h« could return to .her classes at school. Another case of love and career not mixing. to wreck Uia program. The free world is fortunate tliat the austere Adenauer holds the reins in West Germany, for his voice is temperate, his political talent ia impressive, am! his counsel is forlhrightly for tha unity of the West. Scram!" _ook Again, Mr. Rfeuther. Walter Kculher, new president o( the CIO, is young, dynamic, aggressive. But he is also immature, rfncl given to extravagant statements with little content of real thought. Apparently ho did not listen very closely when Governor Stevenson appealed to labor to recognize its responsibilities to the wholb nation. For when Reu- Iher addressed the convention Hint had just named him president, he talked like a sophomore, a small boy in a cap. lib spent most of his time hurling defiance at the "Union Leaguers" in their "plush chairs in well-warmed clubs." These gentlemen, he said, would wait in vain if they imagined the CIO would collapse because of Iht internal stresses evident in his election fight with Allan Haywood, CIO vice president. Someone ought to tell Mr. Keutlier that it is all right to tilt with your enemies, Jmt it's, helpful to know who they are. This isn't 1937 and tho sit- down strike era. We're on a bigger stage now, and the cyst of characters has changed a lot. 'Adenauer Talented Leader Earnestly Striving for Unity No on* near the European scene lias any illusion that the tight-lipped Kon- rnd Adenautr/ chancellor of West Ger- . many, is a burning idealist. Yet as time passes he is winning more and more regard in the capitals of the free world. When he'first emerged to head the reviving German government at Bonn, there was broad skepticism, which his manner did little to dispel. Many men were sure that Adenauer would plot in every waking moment to restore Germany's old militaristic rule'in the ht-art .of Europe. It ig not thought today lie is anything but intensely German in outlook. 'Nor is there doubt he is pressing for every advantage he can get in bargaining with the Allies. Still, the feeling has • grown that he is far more than a narrow-minded, nationalistic politician exploiting the age-old inclinations of his people. The conviction in many quarters today is that he btars some marks-of real statesmanship. Unless he is a colosal actor. Adenauer is genuinely interested in allying West Germany with Hie free nations of Europe. Move, he setms honestly to desire the development of s united Europe, with Germany participating. At the same time he shows every awareness of the true nature and purposes of Russian communism.- He would not be a German if he did not want to see his own country re-united, but he has Die good sense to recognize Communist terms for unity as wholly false. Adenauer's political opponents can sound the nationalist theme and urge unity more stridently than he. They do not face the practical problem of achieving Germany's aims through delicate association with countries that not long back were German enemies. In France's case, of courst, ground for agreement must be found with a people who fear the Germans more than they do the fully armored Russian menace. His adversaries give him trouble, and they will make more before he succeeds in putting over the plan for R European defense army and the contractual agreements that would virtually end the Allied occupation. Nevertheless, Adenauer handles his opposition skillfully. For example, after gaining preliminary approval in the Bonn parliament for the defense pact and the peace contracts, he set aside further action until the courts could check the legality of lliese proposals. By that maneuver he sought to spike tht guns of the Socialists who were planning to employ a later court test as a device Views of Others Spoils System to Job Freeze The scholars in the social, economic ^nd P°- lllical world often tell us that Tor every problem we solve we "may well credVe auoUicr Lo Uke Us plnce. That's a pretty gloomy outlook on life, but there's enough evidence around to suggest that.It's nt least, partly true. 'ITje government civil .service system that General Elsenhower will inherit RH President \s H good example. in the old days, the great bugaboo was the "spoils system," the practice of turning out officeholders in droves with each change of administration, and supplanting them wUh your friends, relatives and fellow townsmen. II we could J\]J5t gel them under civil service, the argument ran, then everything would be fine. We'd have efficient, honest government, with no rewards for the mere winning of office. Merit would tell. Well, now we have'civil service, and it is right that we should. Sonic 95 per cent of federal workers are protected In their jobs. They can't be tossed out at a personal whim. But we find, looj.. that these protections are 50 stringent that It is well nigh impossible to- dny to penalize Inefficiency. In a case testing a civil service ruling, the government recently had to spend $500,000 to get rid of a single worker. So It- is cheaper to hang onto Incompetent or unnecessary workers than to try to unload them. They are safe behind a wall. This hardly sounds like the ideal way to run a government. We got rid of spoils, but In place we sot a system that freezes bad workers In their Jobs along with good. —Greetwille (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Dear lor a new wardrobe. LEX BARKER: An axe to chop down his Tarzan tree and a chanc« at full-clothed swashbuckling roles, INOniD BERGMAN: Another HOLLYWOOD Santa Claus: If youre puzzled about your Hollywood gift list, here are some suggestions. HOLLYWOOD: A new supply of good stories. Big-screen Cinerama and three dimensional movies may out added punch In the box-office; but its going to take GOOD plots —and a lot of them—lo meet 1953s TV competition. ALL THEATER OWNERS: A copy send Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Kefauver s Boosters See Him As ^Democrats Leading Man By DOUGLAS XEA Slaff Correspondent \ (For I'eler Edson) ' WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The future role of Sen, Esles Kcfauver (D,. TennJ in the Democratic Party is the subject of utmost as much speculation 03 the role which Senator Tnft will play foi the GOP. Within the party Kefn liver is still .a controversial figure. On the one hand he Is berated for not being a politician's politician. Douglas l.arsen Yet h ,- 3 boosters appear to be just as numerous and enthusiastic now as they were at the of his public popularity just before the national convention. A group of Kefauvcr fans have tagged Governor Slevenson's recent" overnight stay at the White House as n major political mis take, which, they claim, puts Ke- fauvcr in the - No. 1 spot for the presidential nomination in 1956. And they develop an Interesting argument to sustain their view, They sny Ihut Stevenson's visit to the White House firmly established him in the public mind as an integral part of the oiitgonig- President's Fair peal machine And that's supposed to be bad ant get worse. , They claim that Stevenson los f otes when he permitted the President to thkc such an active part the campaign. And Stevenson dtd say sevegil times right after he convention that he would be complete boss of his campaign. They claim that Republican irobes into Pair Deal activities will .urn up with more cases of* cur- •upUon and malfeasance in office .han have yet been "exposed, and :hat Stevenson's name will be automatically linked that at times eve nthough he had nothing to do with it. Thus, the argument runs, at convention time in 1956 the Democrats will be running from the Fair Deal and anyone connected with it. And according to his boosters, the logical person to. whom to run at that time will be Senator Kefauver. the i$an who symbolizes the light against corruption and crime, proved a popular figure and a good vote-getter. Clarence Strelt, editor of the magazine "Freedom and Union," writes: "The more the IDemoeratic) defeat is interpreted as a revulsion against corruption, the city bosses and 'Trumanism,* the more Ke fauver will stand out as the Demo cratic leader most opposed by al these forces. Hig party position if further strengthened by the fac that lie did not sulk when defeated but campaigned ardently for.Ste venson." On lop of everything else, it i aid; private citizen Stevenson, with o official platform from which to peak, will tend to be forgotten >y the people during the next four ears. he rs Are, Less Oplomlsti cO-. More objective opinions of Ke- auvcr's chances for Ihe nomina- ion in 1956 are not quite so op- Imlstic. First, H is pointed out, Kefauver right now isn't too sure if being re-elected when his present .erm is up in 1954. Defeat could be a death blow to his presidential ambitions. Kefauver himself admits thai he las a lot of fence-mending to do back home. His unsuccessful cam- Daign forced him to neglect -for a ong time some of his basic chores of representing the citizens of his 5tate,jin the Seriate.-, ' Second, it. is claimed, Kefauver lias-, abandoned the role of crime buster which accounted for his tremendous popularity. By resigning from the special Senate Crime Investigating Committee he more or less took himself out of the cops 'n 1 robbers game 'permanently. His current big interest Is the Atlantic Union world government plan. This, it is argued, doesn't have quite enough sex appeal as an issue to win Kefauver national recognition, or even to maintain him in his present status as a national figure. Senator Kefauver's big need, it is said, is an issue just as'/hot as his crime probe. t of the above paragraph to to every movie producer in Hollywood. 'MICKEY ROONEY: A copy of the book, "How to Be Happy Though Married. JANE RUSSELL: More smile and less deadpan. 'LANA TURNER: A job as a South American diplomat. What that girl has discovered about Latins! EHROL PLYNN: A few newspaper headlines. "The Adventures of Errol Flynu have been too dull lately. BING CROSBY: Another movie like "Going, My Way. JOHNNIE RAY :Tirne out from his career to spend a little time on a.White Cloud with his bride. AVA GARDNER: A sponge baseball bat lo use on hubby Frank Sinatra or he's due for splintered head. FRANK SINATRA: Six easy lessons in "How to Duck. Reds Best Home RED SKELTON: A TV format Ihat would let him broadcast from a rest home. Maybe that would tide him over until he's relieved of all that mental and physical strain. . MARIO LANZA: A reconciliation with his MQ studio bosses'. His talents been off the screen too I long. ' " • \ TERRY MOORE: A big fat year of STARDOM. "Come Back, Little ] Sheba proves she has box-office wallop. MARILYN MONROE: A sprig of, mistletoe to stand under all year—in my living room. JOAN CRAWFORD: No Sudden Fear about a TV series. She'd be great on home screens. RITA HAYWORTH: A job as a consultant when studios have title trouble. She knows how to get the most out of & title—and I do mean Prince Aly Khan. ' GARY COOPER: A gift of longwinded gab like Pamela Masons. DEANNA DUBBIN: A comback. movie. • I.COFUNNE CALVET: A miniature shooting gallery with heads of Zsa 2sa Gabor for targets and a limitless supply of bullets. ZSA ZSA GABOH: A miniature shooting gallery with heads of Gor- nne' Calvet for targets and a limitless supply of bullets, CTub lor Easther • ESTHER WILLIAMS: A big club chance in Hollywood. MARILYN MAXWELL: An ei- cape from those menacing-blonde roles, * i -JERRY LEWIS: A strong heart"* so he'll be with, us for a long time. ROSEMARY CLOONEY: Any song she wants to sing. TAUIAJUAH BANKHEAD; X comb and a book of Instruction on how to use it. ARCH OBOLER, who produced "BwAna Devil: A story the next time he makes a three-'dimensional movie. A flat plot is still a flat plot even when seen through Polaroid glasses. GALE STORM AND CHARLES FARRELL: A feature movie based on 'their character in TVs "My Little Margie. VIC MATURE: 'A round of par golf— more important to him than an Oscar. JOHN WAYNE: Another western as good as "Stage Coach. ROBERT M1TCHUM: The Rev- 'erend Davidson role in the remake 06 "Rain. ME: A national law prohibiting the sale of popcorn and candy at movie theaters. MRS. ADAMS called the local butcher before she went out. "Send me 50 .cents' worth of steak, and if I'm not at home. Just tell the delij^ ery boy lo poke it through the kcyj^ hole."—Johnson city (Term.) Press-' Chronicle. IN ENGLAND among the Christmas offering as gifts for children are toy blackjacks. Which sounds shocking to Americans who think children ' should be restricted to guns. — Kingsport (Tenn.) TimfiS- News. PEOPLE who don't like what they read are reminded, once more that newspapers do not make the, news, We Just keep the score.—Elizabethtown (Ky.) News. THE UNKNOWN TONGUE is something used by teen-agers when talking -to each other other the phone.—Lexington (Ky.) Leader. 75 Years Ago In Russell Mosley, Blytheville halfback, has been named to the All- Soutliern prep football team. New construction in Blythevillftj^- i» lo use on people who insist her during 1937 nearly reached th^' marriage to Ben Gage Is breaking up. SHIRLEY BOOTH: An Oscar nomination for "Come Back, Little Sheba, She tears your heart to pieces and then puts it together with laughs. EDDIE: BRACKEN: Bigger nnd belter roles. MARLON BRANDO: A gift order For Presidents to Heed President Eisenhower will get much advice. most of which he will not need. He should, however, remember otic comment made about a former president, which all chief executives would do well to bt-nr In mind. President Taft was acridly described by his fellow - Republican, Senator Jonathan P. Dollivcr of Iowa, as "& large body completely surrounded by men who know exactly what they want.*' The gibe had point. Elected to contimie Tre- odorc Roosevelt's policies, Taft got to be surrounded more and more by Roosevelt's enemies In tho party, and to absorb their viewpoint. There are always men with axw In grind who cultivate presidents 1]) order lo win them over. Wise presidents are wary, especially In matters of which they have had opportunity to know little. The preiidents who have got Into trouble have rinne so because they listened too closely to their friends. While some friends make good advisers, distinguishing between these and the wrong sort U one of the hardest tasks lor any president. Greenwood 4,Miss.) Commonwealth Sunday School Lesson — Bj W. E. NEA Service If you could give every kid R baseball mitt and A bat, you'd do away with juvenile delinquency. Nfovie" actor Frank. Lovejoy. + * * We live in a very terrible age, but there I* no reason why we should lose o^ur spirits. — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. * * * We will never attract the type of people \vs want In government by wholesale condemnation of public service and politics as R career. — Oil industry executive H.S.M. Burns. * + + The Kremlin Istopcrntlng on a military timetable. They will enter the war when they feel the time Is propitious for them to win. — American Legion Commander Lewis Gough. There are three accounts In the New Testament of the Christinas story. In Matthew 2 is the story of the coming to Judea of the Wise Men from-the t'nst. who hafl seen the star and came seeking the newborn Babe. » In Luke's Gospel is a very vivid portrayal ol the time and the scene. We sense the expectation on the part of the people (Luke 3:15); the Messianic hope In ctavout souls like Simeon and Anna the Prophetess; the background of preparation in John the Baptist. The worthiness of Mary to be the mother of the divine child, with her song o* rejoicing is told. Following the birth. Luke describes the wonderful story of the innounccment to the 'shepherds and their coining to offer homage the Babe in the manger. The third account is In John I, for though that chapter gives no details regarding the .birth It tells of the Incarnation and Ihe coming Cnto earthly life of the Eterna Word. The Gospel of Mark, probably the rllest of Uin four Gospels, makes no reference at all to the details of the birth of Jesus, but nfler brief account ol the preparation John the Baptist launches at otice into the details of the ministry o Jesus.. If we had nothing but Mark' Gospel, we should still hnve th clear, swiftly moving portrayal o the Master, with Ml the reality o His teaching, nnd the revelation o the gospel of grace in the Savlo of the world. In one sense it \voiil be enough. But how much we would lack I we. had not the Christmas story a in Matthew- and Luke! And thi applies not only to the stories the birth, but also to such incident as Luke's records of the boy Jesi on His journey \vith His parents, t Jerusalem, and Ills disputing Mt the doctors in the Temple. Some accept the accounts lite ill>, while others see In them won er stories. ' more wonderful nnd eautiful, of the sort that have be- ime legends of great men, heroes, ul sninLs. Still others may see in icm a blending of historic truth id beautiful legend. The Christmas stories lose all the caning they ought to have unless icy lead to the meaning of the omiug of the Christ into the world. ml unless to the birth and the life tiere is the sincere response of •\Uh, and (tevollon, and following the Master's footsteps. Ho, my wish Is not only that you iay have a "Merry Christmas." but Christmas of spiritual rejoicing nd exaltation. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Think You Are Safe? Take a Second Look ny OSWALI* JACOBY \Vritlen TOT NEA Service WHF.N your contract seems quite safe, it may still pay you to take a second look at the hand. Will you still be safe if the key suit breaks badly? South failed lo «sk himself this OJicstion when he played today's hand. He took the first trick • in half-million mark. Sammy Baugh.led the Washington Redskins to the pro football title in his first year off the TCU campus. danger, the best play is to lead a low heart (instead of the king of hearts) at the second trick. If East happens to follow suit, South can provide against the worst possible break by finessing the J£\ck. If East happens to discard (as'he would in this case) South can play the 'ace of hearts and can then return the deuce of hearts toward dummy.. Dummy's " king-seven of hearts remain to prevent West from winning two heart tricks. South can easily develop four heart tricks and thus make his slam. Aunt Sally Peters raised one of her biggest rumpuses yesterday. Nobody had told her ^ parking meter doesn't malce change after you put in a nickel but don't use. up the full time. A MOVE Ls underway to abolish he exclamation point, rcoplc aren't urprised at anything any more. THEY SAY the ° old-Cushioned nniily doctor has disappeared. Maybe he went with the oW-fasli- olied family. — Memphis Press- Scimitar. | THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT :ias » Christmas surprise for Its Deople—food with their meals.— l Myers <Fla.) f Nett-s-Pre.'s, "I'VE got a Job at last. Dad." the young actor reported. "It's a new play and I take the part of a man who has been married 20 years." "Splendid." raid the fa'her. That's a start anyway, my boy. Maybe one of these days they'll give you B speaking part.'—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. ONE OF SCIENCE'S latest boons to mankind, we sec. Is a three-way .•Ureping pill that putK you to sleep keeps you snoozing for eight hours and then wakes you up. Sounds good, alt right, but will It get up and lower (he windows in case of rain?—Nashville Temieisean. WBST Afj-I VQ365 \ • 876 + 1033 3 NT. Pass NORTH . I? if K 01 3 2 VK73 » K 10 *QJ4 .EAST AQJ 106 V None « 9 5 -\ 3 2 + 7632 SOUTH (D) * A B V A J 10 8 2 »AQJ A AK 5 North-South'vul. West North East Pass 1 * Pass Pass 6 N.T. Pass P.", W! L Flower Garden Answer to Previous Puzil* Opening lead—* 10, 1 Unopened flower 4 .Tune flower 8 Easter flower 12 Unit J 3 Above 14 Employs 15 Humor 16 Butler substitute 18 Spire 4 Plays roughly 5 Egg-shaped 6 Calm 7 Unit of energy 8 Ghastly 9 Egyptian goddess 10 Unaspiraleo* 1! Belgian river 17 Mountain ridges 20 Stairway part l9 Upright 21 Railroads 23 Comforts 24 Utah's state flower, lily 25 Unclosed (poet.) 26 Was asleep 40 Amphitheater 27 Stale flower o£41 Pay for work dummy with the queen of clubs king of hearts. The 5-0 break in hearts was horrible, to be sure, but declarer deserved no sympathy. He could, and should, have taken out Insurance against a bad break in the heart suit. Once South hart made his fatal I ulay in hearts, the slajn was un- makeable. If South tried to develop the hearts. West would surely get two heart tricks. If South tried to develop the spades, East would get two spade tricks. If South had taken a second look at Ihe hand before beginning to play it, he would have seen that the contract was quite safe unless one opponent had ftll five hearts. In order to provide against this (ab.) 22 Lack 24 A few 26 Chair 27 Fish 30 Heroic 32 Staid 34 Mild 35 Alkaloid 36 Poem 37 Primates 39 Noun sumx 40 Wiles U Work Projects Administration (ab.) 42*Congregate 45 Turkish coin 49 Petting 51 Anger 52 Scandinavian god 53 In this place 54 Full (svlfflx) 55 Tissue 56 Love god 57 Boy's nickname VERTICAL INods 2 One , 3 Decide _ __ Ohio 28 Of Ihe car 29 Sand hill 31 Warnings 3.1 Oreans 38 One who glimpses 42 Gael 43 Walk in water 44 Seed covering 46 Nested boxes 47 Scottish 48 Marsh plant 50 Pronoun

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