PAGB STX -E (ARK.) COURm* NEWS T»I BLYTHEVILLZ COUKIER NEWS •»• COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINKS, Publisher BARRY A. HA INKS. Assistant Publisher A. A. rREDIUCKSON. Editor D, HUMAN Advertising Manager Solt Nations! Advertising Representative*: W»1U« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Attenta, Memphis. Entered aa second class matter at the post- office al Blythevilte. Arkansas. under act of Con- M, October 9. 19 W. Member of The. Auoclaled Preti ( SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th« CUT ol Blythcvllle or an» •uburban town wher« carrier service li maintained, 26c per week. Bj mall, within a radluj ol 50 miles, »5.00 per y«ir, 12.50 for sii moiuhs. S1.2S for three months; by mill outside 50 mile zone, *12.50 per year payable. In advance. Meditations And Jesu« salci unto him, Why tallest tliou me good: none (s good, save one, Iliat Is, God.— Lttke 18:19. *,- * * CKxJ li absolutely good; and so, assuredly, the 'cause of all that Is good. — Sir Walter Raleigh. Barbs We've never hcnrcl Just what is Ihe origin of the yawn, Let's Just blame It on married life, * ' * * Women who weep while watching sail movies are really wasting I ears. Think what they inlglit rrt hubby to buy at home. * * * Kilts have been worn since 1626. Now we know what they mean by the "thrifty Scotsman," + * * Some women who woufct go through anything for friend husband, .start ullh his bank roll. * * * Cheer, as the man of (he hour, (he fntlicr who watts for tils children to get ready on Sunday to go to Sunday school.- Divergent Oil Policy Views Endanger U.S. Strength . The four-month-oM federal grand jury inquiry into an alleged world oil monopoly, involving several American firms among others, ranks as one of Ihe strangest enterprises the present ad. ministration has tver embarked upon. This investigation was personally ordered by President Truman, and in the normal course of events the Justice Department is attempting to marshal the evidence in pursuit of the inquiry. Offhand, you might say this is fine. America for half a century has been busting trusts, or at least attacking them verbally. We're for competition, and against unreasonable restraint of it. But this oil case is not quite that simple. The American companies affecltd have substantial foreign oil producing and distributing rights. These rights are held through concessions and other delicate arrangements with foreign governments. The' sharp implication of strious wrong-doing, inherent in this investigation, already has upset the precarious balance of these arrangements in several foreign capitals. With the example of Iran in mind, leadbrs of these governments are talking about reviewing and reconsidering existing oil agreements with U. S. firms. The United States is a net oil importer, that is, it imports more than it exports. That oil is essential to Hit American economy, and, more importantly, to i(s defense. \Ve cnnnot afford to lose present foreign oil sources. Both the State Department and the Defense Dcartmcut, whose business it is to weigh carefully our .strategic position against the world, have spoken out in strong criticism of the monopoh' inquiry a.s likely to d;ntinge seriously our oil strength. Thus we have the curious situation of the Justice Department pursuing, at the Presidtnt's request, an inquiry which our two top security departments intimate is extremely dangerous. The Defense and Slate protests seem lo have had no effect toward heading off the investigation. In following through, the Justice Department has asked both foreign and domestic companies to produce hundreds of thousands of documents dating back over many years. There can be no question of the grand jury's right to subpoena papers bearing on the activities of domestic firms, and of foreign companies as they relate to activities within the United States. But it is something else lo expect a foreign pro- due*r to hand over documents dealing with operations in, let's say, French Morocco. A federal judge already has put a slop to (hat bit of Justice Department foolishness by canceling jury subpoenas to require the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. to turn over its overseas documents. When Attorney General Brownell takes over at Justice in January, a first order of business ought to be to sit down with Stale and Defense officials and arrive at a policy which adequately . protects this country's oil requirements. And there ought to be just one policy for all Ihree departments. Wait and See if It's True They never go back to Pocatello. That was the theme song of a magazine article some years ago. iVIt-iUiing, simply, that the men and women who come to live in Washington, either as lawmakers or government workers, never want to go back home for good. Just how serious an epidemic this Potomac fever can bo we will shortly see. For never in our history has there been a potential exodus from the capital quite so large as that which could begin next Jan. 20. As everybody knows, Hie federal establishment has vastly expanded since 1033, when the last great shifl occurred in party control of the government. Ul- (imately, up lo 20,000 or 25,000 jobs may he affected in the turnover. The great majority of these, though by no means all, have been filled by deserving Democrats. Some of the rest may now be occupied by Re-publicans who knew the right Democrats. Already there are strong signs that a good share of these folk have the bug for sure, and don't want to go home. If they don't, Washington may be in for one of its biggest population crushes of all time. Watch closely in the next few months. If you read that the capital is suffering an acute housing shortage, is beset by n rash of newly opened law offices, is deluged by thousands of Democratic applicants for politics-proof civil service jobs, then you'll know it's true. They never go back to Pocatello. */iews of Others 'rediction of Progress If the trend of the past 33 years continues, American* in ,1960 may have a stnndrmi of living 43 per cent higher t-hnn they htu\ in 1941, according to theTestimate of a firm of mnnnge- ment ocnsiiltfint.s. -:This progress, tn IdVlTis ot manufactured products, would be accompanied by a reduction In the average work week to 35 hours, and setting 1.400,000 persons free from the necessity to work. A very rosy picture this is, of a future near enough for most persons to realize, Although it sounds almost /fmtastlc, probably It Is no more so than predictions of 1950 prosperity would have seemed In 1920. The estimate'assumes, however, the continuation of trends that were followed in Ihe past 33 years. Tims tlicre Is some reason to wonder whether a World War III am! another hig In- cvcnse in the national debt, may be part of the picture. If so, It would appear that instead of getting on'firmer ground Ihe country would be flying higher and handsomer than ever, away from any kind of long-term stability and toward an eventual drnstic let-down. The Ideal arrangement would be to pick some of the desirable developments In the past 33 years, such as wage Increases, higher productivity and shorter working hours, and leave out some ot the Iras desirable developments, like war, debt, taxes and Inflation. That would be progress, even if it were mnde more slowly, Probably Hie biggest chtingo needed is to get nwny from the wnrtlme Men. "Ent drink and be merry, far tomorrow we die/' nnd gel around to the Je.ss exciting but more promising idea, "Live lociay ns though'tomorrow might come." — Uun- berton (N.O.) Robesoninn. SO THEY SAY FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1951 Why French Cabinets Collapse So Readily Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Dems Busily Compile Reports GOP Will File in Wastebasket Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON — (NEA) _ Now Is the time when the outgoing, Democratic, Truman administration Is trying to -»et in Its last licks to dictate policies which the incoming Republican, Eisenhower administration Is going to ignore. Reports which r (t rn an- appointed boards nnd o o m m I s- sions have been Peter Edaon submitting these last few weeks have been n good bit like letters to Santa Clans. There is a lot ol wishful thinking and hoping In them. But noboply will be surprised if the letters remain unanswered and their dreams simply don't come true. This will be particularly so in considering President Truman's >wn State of the Union message lo the new Congress, his budget message and his economic report. Most congressmen will put them in lhe drawer marked "Pile atul Por- ?cl." More than likely this file will turn out to lie n wastebasket. These messages are being compiled more for the record than anything else. The Democratic record, that is. They will view this wilh alarm. They will point to llmt with pride. Then If things turn mi ns outlined,'the Dcmocrnls In four years — or two — will come back and sny, "We told you KO." This was pretty much the spiril ot President Truman's most re cent speech lo the War College, in which he defended his foreign policy. There is every evidence however, that the new Republican ndministrntlon is coming In deter mined to throw the old book cuvn and write a new record of ils own Ike >Vill I'alnt Different Picture The Stnle of the Union as President Eisenhower paints it will be lliite different from Mr. Truman's picture. The budget will be subject revision. A brand-new school of experts will be teaching econom- is of n variety different from ,eon Keyserling's. • There may be a certain amount of wishful thinking about this. too. The statements of many OOP con- ;ressmcn on how Ike Is going (o do ihlngs may be based more on hope than dope. But no matter how wrong the predictions of Eisenhower's self-nppointed advisers — who number in the thousands — they couldn't be farther off base than the last wills and testaments of departing Democrats. committee on federal management hearted by Thomas A. Morgan of Perry Corp., files report methods the use o( business government. The Republicans won't take coaching from anybody on that. , National Security Resources Board files a 100-page report on how to get maximum use of Ihe nation's raw materials and sources of energy. Even if it's a good report, the new team will pay little the NSRB report attention. For instance, recommends that the tidelands oil be held as an emergency reserve. President Eisenhower is already committed otherwise. • Dr. Paul B. Magnusson's commission on the nation's health needs submits another big reporl recommending new schemes lo provide everyone with medica! care. It could have saved breath. On that one, the new Congress will write the ticket, it nny Mike DiSalle, the new stop-gap stabilization director — and maybe the last one — submitted n re port on the need for checking in ftatlon which he himself can't car y out in the month he'll be around. jOP Interested In Sawyer Report Just back from Europe, Secre- ary of Commerce Charles Sawyer submits a report on the need for reducing the number of American jovernment employes overseas, low there's something the Repub- icans might like to listen to. But they saw this one before Sawyer, Secretary Sawyer submits anl other, report on the desirability of settling anti-trust cases by negotiation instead of court action. Both of these Sawyer reports make-talk a little like Republican. But lliat's :he exception miner lhan the rule In most of these Democratic last the final record which HOLLYWOOD — NEA — Behind the Screen: "I've worked In 40 celluloid dogs. It used to drive me crazy and I tried to do something about It. But I found out I couldn't fight City Hall." Robert Mltchum was blowing his top about the movies he's been dished up (n for the last six years and referring to studio brass hats As City Hall. But he isn't licked yet. "I've got a year and n half (o go on my contract," he con.'ided, "and I'm out to get three or four good pictures." "While Witch Doctor" with Susan Ilayward at Vox—Susan's the doctor—is the first time RKO has loaned him lo another studio and he's beaming about the possibility of films on other lots. "I've had hundreds ot chances /or good pictures on lonnoiils, but the studio's answer until now always was "No. Would he like the Reverend Davidson role opposite Hits Hayworth In "Rnin"? "Mister, I'd love It. Jane Russell and I talked about doing it on the stage lost summer and then Jerry Wald popped up with the announcement that he would do it on the screen." Tommy Noonan, playing Marilyn Monroe's rich sugar daddy, is supposed lo go numb every time she smooches him in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." There are 10 kissing scenes In the film and Tommy's admitting: "I don't have to do much acting, either. I didn't think she had anything until 1 worked with her. But she always .looks like she's just Kotlen out of l;cd. no matter whal time of the day it Is." Klil-Sl.-ir Blackout Moviegoers haven't hailed a big- time kid star since Margaret O'Brien—although foghorn - voiced eorge Wins-low is boaling; at the oor—and the discovery chances re getting slimmer nil the time. That's the good—pardon — bad civs from. Norman Taurog, who nee specialized in directing Junor Oarbos and Bogarts. His reason or She kiddie-star blackout: reat kid stars were discovered iuid here they got their experience. The incubator is gone." Hollywood and New York can for- jet ihose dreams of becoming the hub of telefilm production. That's he word from movie actor Jerome iowan. just returned from two /ears ol TV emoting in New York. words. In fact, tha outgoing administration is trying to write in these last few weeks shows some signs of trying to leave the incoming administration on a spot. Democratic Attorney Genera. James P. McGrannery has piled up an amazing docket of anti-trust, deportation and criminal indictments. If the new A.'Q.. Herbert Brownell, doesn't prosecute them all vigorously, who will get the credit or blnme? .In the United Nations, Korea and the North Atlantic Treaty Organ izations, departing officials are leaving the newcomers extremely hot potatoes to handle. Finally, if advance information is correct, the budget which President Truman send to Con gress for the fiscal year ending July 1, 1954, will be considerably below this year's record peacetime request for (BS billion. . If the Republicans are forced to increase the Truman estimate: Just to carry on cold wars nnd es sential government operations a home, it's going lo be embarrass ing. Sunday School Lesson — By W. E. Gilroj. D. D. Written for NEA Service Confidence can be one of (he most powerful weapons In our arsenal. _ Robert Lovett, Secretary of Defense. * * * I'd say she has a perfect figure — Ihe best borty of any girl 1 have ever met. — Sgt. William Calhoun, speaking of Christine Jorgenscn, th« G.I. who became a girl. * * * India Is trying to mediate In favor of the Communists. We don't (eel that India. Is our friend . . . not the people, but the policy of the government hns not been friendly. — Syngman Rhee, president, Republic of Korea. * + * A child's chances ol attaining a normal emotional outlook are good if families -provide respect, general affection and stability toward the child. — Dr. John M. Nelson,'Denver child specialist, * » » The appointment of Mr. Durkin Is an incredible appointment. This Is no reflection on the character or ability of Mr. Durkin. — Sen. Hobeil Tail. The nature ot a man's daily life Is not determined by accident or chance or by the circumstances and Jinppenings of the dny, unless one's character be so weak ns to be subject lo every iwsslng mood or Influence. It Is true that some annoying Incident of the day may lead to outbursts of ill temper, or arouse tcelings ol hatred, envy, or jealousy. But Insofar as tbnt bnppcns, one's character Is at least tlMornied or actually evil. What one does, it life hns any real worth, Is determined by ivlint one is. Character lies back of every thought and deed. It was thus that Jesus stated It agntii and ag.iiti. thus fulfilling the religion of the Old Testament saints nnd prophets, which He said he had nqt come to destroy but to fulfill. ly In the profound daring of faith In the prayer: "Search me and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: and see if (here be any wicked way in me. and lead me 111 the way everlasting." There is the word of live, the Revelation of God's love and grace; the gift of God which Is eternal life. There Is the word-of guidance for living set forth in the teachings as in Ihe example of the Master. There Is the Inspiration' and incentive in the promise of power, the inflowing of a divine help that uplifts and strengthens human weakness, the experience that St. Pnul meant, when he said, "My strength is made pcrlect in weakness" <n Corinthians 12:3}. To know the Gospels, to live from day to day in the records of what Jesus said nnd dkl te to discover the Gospd In nil Its reality and power (Romans 1:16). How tan one have .such knowledge, available tor \a all, without putting the Oospel Into dallr living • w.*n, i,,,v MI me Muuiumiice oi i ft ^d finding what. Jesu» meant the heart, Rood or evil, the mouth ' wnpn He promised life more abun- speakflh (Luke 6:45); nnd ihings! dandy? were to be settled in the heart (Luke 21:H). All this was It wns the pure In heart. He said, who had the vision of God (Matthew 5:8); where the treasure is, there would the heart be also (Matthew 6:21); out of the abundance of ft continuance of what was in the Scriptures that Jesus knew. A wise proverb urged that Ihe heart should be kept with all THE LION'S TALE. « weekly publication ot the Lexington Lions Club heretofore quoted here from lime to time, this week observed: ... -~ "->-- inuc u» ume, ims weeK c diligence (Proverbs 4:23>, and many i "Today's progressive Lion is one Pfalms reinforced that plea. f who wears Insl year's suit, drives The wlislon ol Jewish sainis tills year's car, and lives on next reached iu highest and noblest year's salary." And that Isn't llm- polnt. lij the sincerity o< the quest ited to Lions. — Lexington (Ky.) for the knowledge of God. Especial-1 Leader. JACOBY ON BRIDGE How Would You Play This Bridge Hand? Hy OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played South happened to be a confirmee overbidden He had made a reso lution to bid more conservatively and he had kept this resolutloi for a short time. But when this hand came along NORTH * 54 I VSS2 » 764 3 *K73 WIST * I0« V73 > 1086 4 2 EAST 4.KJ98 V984 * Q8I + J9i SOUTH (B) 4 A Q 1 3 WA.KQJ1B » AK -'* North-South vu4\, Wt«« Nort* fax t N.T. Pis* 3 N.T. V If) Pas« Pan Op«nin« lead— « 1 Pass Pass Pass Playing a role In a "My Hero" TV film, he told me: "' "Making movies for TV will b« global business. Films will b« made all over the world. My blua-1, prints for Ihe future are simpla. I'll live In Hollywood and commut* to where the money is." The Nose Has It ' ." "I'm the oldest new discovery In town." Pretty Jeff Donnell. moving (o- ward stardom for the second time in her career with plum roles In • "The Blue Gardenia"' and "Th« Grace Moore Story," talking about Jier zigzagging life In Hollywood. Now at least I'm sticking to comedy," she sighed. "For a while they tried to make a dramatic actress out of me. It didn't work. I can tto any kind of part on the stage, but when movie producers see my ski-jump nose, they say, "This girl can't he serious. This has to be for laughs'. " Jeff on her name: "When I cama lo Hollywood It years ago I was the only Jeff. Now the town's full of Jeffs. I even get Jeff Chandler's mail. What sexy letters!" John Agar has temporarily dropped singing for a meaty emoting role with Edward Arnold In "My Dnd, J.H.." for Producer Hal Makclim,- but he's not giving up plans lo compete wilh Crosby, Co- • mo and Rny. "I'm still taking lessons and I'm just as serious as anyone could be about singing. But I still need a little more experience," says he. Last year Agar played a, Pittsburgh night club nnd a Chicago'ii theater with his singing act "nnd\™- I was pleasantly surprised by the critics' notices." There's an eye-popping paragraph about Pier Angeli in a new book, "In Hollywood Tonight," just publishe,d in London. Talking about her role in Ihe Italian-made movie, "Tomorrow Is Too Late," Pier told Author Peter Duncan: "It was about an innocent" girl who thought Hint to kiss » baby was to have babies. I was 16 and ' - I thought the same. So the pro- I ducer had to explain these Uhings. "There are no more , two-reel I And I wasn't afraid any more." omedies. That's where all of our i contract of six hearis. You win he first trick with the king of diamonds. and j It is now up (o 'on to plan the rest of the hand, low would you go about it? You begin by laying down the ace of trumps, ni)d each opponent "ollows suit. Don't be too quick about your next play. At the third trick your best play to lead a low spade from your land. East wins and returns rump, which you take with the king of lieorts. Now you lead the queen of clubs and overtake wilh dummy's king, since you must get to dummy for the spade finesse When a queen of spades holds, i'ou can breathe n sigh of relief. You are still not out of the woods, however. You must lay down the ace of spades before drawing the .ast trump. This' piny is perfectly safe If each opponent has three spades. If (he spades ore 4-2, however, your only hope is that the player with the four spades is the same defender who has the last trump. This is , actually the case, nnd West must make a futile discard, while East follows suit. Now you can ruff your last spade with dummy's Inst trump, nnd the rest of the tricks are easily yours. Tele\ .sion, claims Harry Cimring, will never put the movies put of business. The Him houses can prosper on merely those folks whose sets are at the TV repair shops. 15 Years Ago In BIytheYille — Bill Henry, sports editor. Los Angeles Times recently devoted column to Blytheville football pro,, ducts He commented on the num- !>cr of Blytheville boys who have participated In Ihe Rose Bowl. Playing at the Ritz are Nelson Eddy and Eleanor Powell in "Rosalie." Charles AffSick has letufned from Helena where ha visited Jim- • my Tanner. If the surest way to a man's heart is by way of his stomach, it's pretty discouraging to a girl if he's on a diet, says Miss Sarah. Trotter. ' - (p NM Dinner Date Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 Corn on the 3 Newly- married man 4 Droll 4 Source ol veal 5 Toward the 8 Scottish shirt sheltered side 12 Imitate 6 Lithe (var.) 7 Opponent 8 Devil a Malt beverages 10 Unusual 11 Openers for locks he could bear the restraint no longer. He simply couldn't see himself plsyin? the South hnnd for less than a slum. Just put youself In Soulh's seat. You have bid Ihe hand to the hilt, or perhaps a Ititle farther, and you ir* cow pi Ay Ing the band >t 13 Medley 14 Wings 15 Knowledge 16 Peritoneum part 18 Foes ZOComforts 21 Physician (slang) 22 Algerian seaport 24 Pace 26 Give forlh 21 roast of beef 30 Enlry 32 Moon goddess 34 Naines 35Expunger 36 Kdilors (ab.) 37 Green vegetables 39 Binds 40 "Please- the butter" 41 Underworld god 42 Artist's stand •! 5 Published 49 Arouse fervor 51 War god 52 Bellow 53 Gaelic 94 Insect egg 55 Superlative suffixes 56 Golf mounds 57 Turn right VERTICAL 1 Dessert •> Candid 31 Calyx parts i 7 Tidier 19 Motorists' „.. ,.. lodging place 33 Classical 23 Ascends language 24 Entrance in a 38 Reach for fence 40 Fruits 25 Sour 41 Eats 26 Worms «Ireland 27 Holding back 43 Book ol the 28 Arrow poison ' Bible 29 Barriers 44 Gaiter 46 Flower 47 City in Pennsylvania 48 Appointment 50" the table"
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