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PAGE FOUR BLYTH'EVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COURIER NIW8 CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. ' "Entered u second class mutter at the post- cffice at Blylherllle, Arkansas, under act o( Oon- ficu, October ». 19 VI. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlei In the cltv of Dlythovllle or unj suburban town where carrier service i li main- tallied, 250 per week. By mall, within a radius ot SO miles. 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, *12JO per year payable In advance. Meditations To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive Ilie adoption of sons. — {jalaflans 4:5. * * * Underneath all the arches of Bible history, throughout the whole grand temple of the Scrip- lures, these two voices ever echo — Man Is ruined 1 Man Is redeemed 1. — C. D. Foss. • Barbs Get along with everybody and you'll get a long way toward happiness I * + * ; A Texas man married his cook and then rtl- Torced her. What he needs bi a flrcless cooker. * * + ' We doubt if enough classy looking stocking* ' were given « Christmas presents to bring back short skirts. * * .* Too many people think of high finance aa merely exchaniinr old debts for new ones. *•' + ';* One of the big advantages of being poor is ! that? you can pick your own friends. Talent Trouble Plagues, . Both Cherry and I ke The now state and federal administrations seem to be having one lliinit in common — talent troiiblt, • President Eisenhower's appointment difficulties are pretty well known by f -now. He almost found himself hunting j for'another defense secretary and some . othtr defense appointments still are irt .. "doubt. That Arkansas wps faced with similar' trouble was revealed this week when Gov. Cherry opposed amendment to his ', fiscal bill that would have outlawed state appointees doing business w i t h the state. Such amendment, he said, would cripple his efforts to appoint capable persons to state boards and commissions. All told, these comparable situations have ushered in a new aspect to governmental operations. For years, the common cry has betn for more talent in government and fewer appointments, • based on political indebtedness and favoritism. The day seems to be at hand, but the change in.the philosophy of political appointments lias turned out to be a rocky road at best. There is no doubt as to the honesty and executive ability of men like Charles Wilson and the men he has requested as his top assistants. But then the problem of ownership of stock in firms which the government might do defense business came up. Less dcdicat- ; ed men than Mr. Wilson would have said "The heck with it" and returned to their far more lucrative jobs in pri- i vate life. I In seeking to amend Gov. Cherry's ; fiscal code, wmcn bids well to inject hitherto unknown honest and efficiency into state governmental operations, the State Senate simply wanted to keep all hands honest Ijy forbidding'appointees to do business with the state agency which they were connected- Gov. Cherry then indicated that he felt tht best talent for state jobs was to be found in those companies likely to be doing business with the state. As it turned out, this amendment was defeated. In Ike's case, Mr. Wilson sold his stock. Since state appointees can j novr sell things to the state and since, I stock or no stock, Mr. Wilson's influence is little diminished, t h e whole thing hinges on plain, old-fashioned honesty on the part of these men. Actually, this is the simple solution to most governmental problems. It will be interesting to see how successfully the strict application of honesty replaces the procedure of trying to shackle mediocre men with lengthy legal re- strictions. For" the sake of the »tat« and nation, we sincerely hope it worki. Dulles 'on Target' Secretary of State Dulles got his stewardship of the State Department off to a commendable start with a notable message to all department employes nt home and abroad. In 2<10 words lie told them he expected the highest competence, discipline and "positive loyalty" in the service of their country- lie went'to the nub of one of the touchiest problems in the Foreign Service when he added: "Loyalty does not call for anyone to practice intellectual dishonesty or to distort his reporting to please superiors." The United Stales can have an ef- ftctive foreign policy, he insisted, only if its overseas diplomatic representatives send home "honest evaluations of the facts." In recent years, shotgun Assaults upon the Foreign Service have made; many U. S. representatives aboard exceedingly timid. It has, according to all reports, led them to tailor accounts of affairs under their scrutiny in a manner designed to please theirisupcriors at home. And most of all, to satisfy Congress that they have no slight taint of subversive intent. H will be a'welcome relief if they now respond to Dulles' urging to resume the kind of frnnk reporting the country needs. Let us hope, too, that they get full protection from Dulles in the exercise of this valuable work. Views of Others Choking Industrial Growth The Nevis-Free Press and others concerned about the effect of high taxes on America have pointed out for years that one of the dangers of extreme taxation was that it would discourage Industrial expansion,' which would mean creation of fewer new Jobs' and would deprive the public of ixjtential new production. A bulletin frotn the Council of State Chambers of Commerce reports,'however, thnt according to n special eight-slate survey Just completed, these 111 effects of high taxes are not something that may bo felt some (Jay In the future — but already are being felt. The survey resulted in four primary findings: ''!.. Billions of.dollars'.^orth of plant expansion plans have been canceled by manufacturing companies In the United States within the past 12 to 15 months because of high Federal taxes. "2. Tills huge cutback in expansion plans means that several hundred thousand fewer new jobs will be created in Industry. "3. It Is principally the small and medium- sized companies whose growy£ls:bclng slltlnd by the lux demands of Big Government. "4. The majority of companies whose expansion plans have been affected by hlgii taxes place the greatest blame on the so-called excess profits tax tor destroying the Incentive to grow." Now what is ihc meaning ot nil Mils? In the first place. America has become great because of productivity. Productivity has been Increased by new equipment mid new machines and new expansion. Tlie larger the plants, the greater the number of Jobs, the greater the national purchasing power, the greater the volume of products available on the market at more reasonable prices, nnd the higher the standard ol living. It's a simple chain reaction .through which America has grown. Impose taxes which cause expansion to stagnate, however, and productivity quits growing, Job opportunities- quit growing, available goods can't keep pace with Increased demands of Jnrger population, nnd. the standard ot living goes down. The backbone of America is the miracle of its productive system — a miracle which no olher major nation possesses. Since we nre fortunate enough to have that miracle, every effort should be made to encourage Its working — not discourage It. That way, everybody benefits. — Chattanooga News-Free Pre.«. SO THEY SAY FRIDAY, ?AH. M, IMS Gone, But Not Forgotten Peter Edsan's Washington Column- — GOP Faces Policy Showdown On Anti- Trust Prosecutions WASHINGTON — (NBA) — An organized campaign to secure Republican administration relaxation on anti-trust suit prosecutions Is now headed for a showdown in the new Con- gross. 'Ihis campaign has been going on actively for nearly a year. It will probably reach a climax this spring when irlse under American capitalism. 2^Declare that competition under :he anti-trust laws should be 'workable competition." 3. Adopt a "rule of reason" as tbe master yardstick hi interpreting mill-trust iW. This Oppenhcim article was in- roduced in the proceedings ot the Peter Erison 111 e L a w American Institute meets In Washington. Onp of the principal topics for consideration will be whether a helpful study can be made by Congress, looking toward policy restatement of national anti-trust law. Business loaders have been critical of what Ihcy considered harassment by the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division, ever -since the early days of the New Deal. This criticism was intensified In Die Inst ei^lit months of the Truman administration, when the outgoing attorney general, James P. McGranncry, tried lo get the antitrust docket on a. more current basis. The drive against overzealous- ness in anti-trust prosecutions may have had' its beginnings in an article by Prof. S. Chesterfield Op- penhcim in tbe Michigan University Law Review last June. He urged a re-examination of policy to determine where the government was headed in its enforcement of •mil-trust laws. He declared there were overlaps In jurisdiction between Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. Professor Oppenhelm suggested that a privately financed "committee on revision" should advise Congress on writing n new anil-trust policy. He suggested that a i: statement be written to include three things: 1. Define the fundamental Ideology of private competitive enter' A second limitation Is provided through another McCarrnn act of several years ago. It put a moratorium on prosecution of insurance companies under the anti-trust laws, to the extent that their business was regulated by state law. A third limitation is provided in the McGuire Act. It amends the Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours; The ballot* — 11,000 ot them — are out In the 25th Annual Oscar Derby. Stars, directors and producers gnawed their fingernails while members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided on the nominees. The candidates will be announced on Feb. 10. March 19 Is "Oscar Night." Here 'are the winning candidates, as I see them: FOR BEST ACTOR: Gary Cooper, "High Noon"; Richard Burton, "My Cousin Rachel"; James Mason "Five Fingers"; Dan Dalley, "The Pride of St. Louis," and Stewart Granger, "Scaramouche." BEST ACTRESS: Shirley Booth, "Come Back Little Sheba"; Bette Davis, "The Star"; Joan Crawford, "Sudden Fear", Lana Turner, "The Bad and the Beautiful"; Ethel Waters, "Member of the Wedding." BEST PICTURE: "High Noon," "Come Back Little Sheba," "Moulin nouge," "The Greatest Show on Earth," "Sudden Fear," and "Hans Christian Andersen." Shelley Winters Is now awaiting the stork, and hubby Vittorio Gassman will skip his next stage role In Rome and return to Hollywood in time for the big event. . . . Carolyn Jones, the blonde dazzler In "Tbe Turning Point," and director- actor Aaron Spelling-, have set the marriage date — March 15. . . . Bob Mltchum was offered $25,000 to sing at a Miami Beach' night club, but couldn't get an okay from RKO. .. . Maureen O'Hara has called off marriage to that adorer who lives in Mexlco.- Ropea T VContraot America's ' top western story writer. Luke Short, Is riding Into the wide open space of TV with a video series, ."Ricochet," for Bob Angus' and Bill Lewis' Volcano Productions. The pilot reel is due for filming soon with a name star to be cast as the hero. Quiet-talking, bespectacled Luke lives In Aspen, Colo., and had never seen TV until he arrived in Hollywood to sign his video contract. His opinion of current big- screen western films: "Outside of-High Noon'I haven't seen very many good ones." ... . Luke's favorite western actor*': John Wayne, Gary Cooper and Joel' McCiea, Oh, no! Marilyn Monroe, I hear. gets those levls she wears sktn tight by buying close-fitting pairs, then sitting In a' 1 hot bath until they shrink right to her epidermis But If you, gals, don't su« me If you parboil your derrierel Mike Romanoff, caterer for al! the big movietown parties, Is still sneering at reports (hat a New Year's Eve shindig, hosted by. a Texas millionaire for 300 guests at the Mocambo, cost $25,000. Says Mike: "I figure $30 i person for (he finest of everything, ' Including flowers and champagn*. The average Hollywood party for 50 people costs $3,000. That Texan aid about $9,000 — not $25,000. Those Catty Start H. Allen Smith has completed nolhcr book about Rhubarb, the ellne, but Paramount isn't' Inter- sled in a film sequel to Us "Rhu- >arb." Too much trouble with Orangey, the cat star. American Bar ^Association In Snn • so-called fair-trade laws. In effect Francisco last fall. An anti-trust it prevents price-cutting by retail section, of. the ABA held Its first merchants in states ..which have iessions at this convention. price-innmlenaiice laws. Fear Making laws Ineffective It Is felt that any further "clar- ficallon" of .the anti-trust; laws might serve to make them totally Shortly before, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce had begun i study of Oppenheim's' proposition. The California chamber took t up nnd tried to get the U. s. Chamber of Commerce to do likewise. Finally, the Business Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce in December Issued a lengthy report on "effective competition," which was a detailed study of nnti-trust law enforcement. The ID recommendations in the report Included a restatement of the need, for new definitions of competition and application of the rule- of reason. It also suggested creation of a conference section in Deparlment of Justice where businessmen could get guidance on anti-trust matters In advance of and perhaps In place of costly law suits. Supporters of the principle of protecting trade and commerce from unfair competition see In all these activities an effort to further limit effective enforcement of the Sherman, Clayton and Federal Trade Commission acts which are the base of anti-trust law. These acts have already been limited in at least three ways by congressional actions In recent years. One Is the Bulwinkle bill. H exempts the railroads from antitrust prosecution for their rate- making conference activities. In December the Department of Justice was forced to abandon a suit against 47 western railroads because of this immunity. of diamonds, us expected, and back came another spade. Johnson 'ruffed with the ace of hearts, led the queen' of hearts to dunv my's king, and then led the ten of Fortunately, the hearts were 3-3, and this drew all of the trumps. Meanwhile, since declarer was now out of trumps, he could dis- Ineffective. The Sherman Act states as ILs purpose the protection of trade and :ommerce from unfair competition. This has been taken as the essence of the free enterprise system. When it is destroyed or modified by "workable" competition or "rules of reason" the danger is lhat It will license monopoly, minimum price-fixing nnd all the other evils usually Identified with state socialism. • It is generally forgotten that the Sherman, Clayton and Federal, Trade Acts were all passed in Republican administrations. Forty- four anti-trust suits were begun in the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, often considered the original '.'trust buster." , But 78 anti-trust suits were Initiated In the presidency of William Howard Taft. Later, when Taft was chief Justice of the U.S., some of his opinions became classic statements of anti-trust law .philosophy. The outgoing: Truman administration and particularly Attorney General McGrannery, who ran his anti-trust division without a duly- appointed head, has npw laid In the GOP lap a basketful of nearly 140 anti-trust suits. Some of them may be bad. But for the new attorney general. Herbert Brownell, to abandon them all might be considered a, retreat from what used to be considered sound and conservative Republican policy. Sunday School Lesson — B? W E. Gilroj, D Written for KEA Service During the past five years, the Soviet Union has produced five times as many planes as has the United States. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Hoyt Vanctenbcrg. * • * I n-ouMn'l 5-ccognIze him (forrr.or u. S. Ambassador lo Mexico William O'Dwyer) on the street, but this whole episode casts a reflection on the entire u. S. Diplomatic Corps. — Sen. Arthur Watkins (H., Utah) « » t He (Soulh Korean President Syngman Rhce) would not discuss Point Four help — technical aid. He wanted the cash money nnd was sore because he hasn't got as much as he wanted. — Rep. Clalr Bugle (D.. Calif.). * « t It is tin-American and a smear to say that Carl Stellato Is controlled by or dominated by the Communist Party. _ Dctroft union leader Carl Stellato, whose union was charged by Congress ns "Communist-controlled." » * * They all come back to me In the end. I conduct their funerals. — English rector Rev. Frcd- triclc Deniham. "Poor, yet making many rich" thnt Is how Saint Paul describes the condition and privilege of the early Christian believers, many of whom were evidently auite poor in worldly goods. "As having nothing," he adds, "and yet poscsslng all things" (II Corinthians 6:10). It was not a chance remark or a sentimental Idea on the Apostle's part, but an expression of his settled philosophy concerning the Christian's possessions. Ke wrote (Ephcsinns 3:8) ot "the unsearch- able riches of Christ" as the con- lent of his preaching. But also, in the First Epistle to the Corinthians (Chapter 3:21-23). he reasoned more directly concerning the Christian's wealth, The Christian belongs to Christ. Christ Is God's. All things belong to God. Therefore, he writes to the Corinthians. "All things are yours." There is a seculiar parallel in the famous spying of the pagan philosopher, poor, but with a vision: "Cteon hnth a thousand acres, but the landscape t." The cyme may protest that this sort of wealth not pay the rent, taxes or doctor's bills, or even Ihc expense ot keeping soul and body together. There is a point In the criticism but it might also be painted out that Paul WES no visionary dicumer vc^atdirg the pvuc- tlftil affairs of life and what we call "makir-s a living." He worked at his trade as tentmaker to support himself and he Insisted that everybody else should work. He would have no loafers In the Christian community and when he found some taking advantage of the readiness o( Christians lo help one another he declared roundiy that those who wouldn't work shouldn't eat (II Thessalolans 3:10). Further. If he admonished Christians to "bear one anothers'i burdens" (Galatians 6:2(, almost In the same breath (Galatians 6:5) he qualified this with the declaration that "every man shall bear his own burden." There never has been, even to our time, a clearer statement of social and individual rspon Sibil it y. But. to get back to the matter of Christian's wealth, there Is a reality of inner wealth and richness of life that no amount of worldly, material wealth or possessions can give. One who has missed the Christian's possessions has missed the greatest thing that God and life have to offer. The late Andrew Carnegie wrote book, "The Gospel of Wealth." It was very different from the Gospel of Christ and the poor making nm- ny rich. In his book, "Opinions of a Cheerful Yankee," Irving Bacheller tolls of visiting Carnegie during the millionaire's later years al his tnldst of great abundance he felt the need of something which he could not buy." There Is a reality about that inner wealth of which Paul wrot. a wealth that gives to life, and even to death, a note of triumph. In Scor'juirt. The impression lit got finesse (he Jack. • JAGOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Be Afraid To Take Chances By OSWALT) JACOBT - Written for,NE* Service When Ben Johnson, of Spartan burg. s. C., was recently electe president of the American Con tract Bridge League, he took ove the organization that runs tonrna ments for more than 40,000 brtdg experts. They aren't all in the firs ten, to be sure, but Ihcy nil pl.i regularly and enthusiastically I bridge tournaments. Ben Johnson Is a well know: tournament player himself, an might rank higher among the na lion's experts It he didn't trea bridge as an adventure. In today* hand, for example, Ben knew tha his final bid of four hearts was more courageous than sound, but he felt like taking a chnnce and came up with a very pretty hand. West opened Ihe king of spades and continued the suit until Johnson ruffed the third round—with the Jack of hearts. Declarer led his low heart to dummy's nine and returned Ihe deuce of diamonds to NORTH 48742 »952 + 854 WEST *AKQ105 V854 «K6 + Q10S • BAST Double •IV V732 ' »Q743 49732 SOUTH (D) But Pass Pass Pass V A Q J 6 » AJ10« + AKJ East-West vul. West North 1 A Pass Pass 2V Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K ard the Jack of clubs, from his hand. Johnson now led the nine of dla monds from the dummy, letting i ;Ide for a finesse. When that Won .he trick, he continued with, a low diamond, finessing the ten of dia monds from his hand. The res vas Just cards in matter of cashing top diamonds and clubs t make a well-earned, even if lucky game. Hollywood short-short story: When John Ireland obtained his elease from Columbia a coupte of ears ago, he agreed to pay the tudlo 20 per cent of his earning t olher studios. A few weeks ago, ohn went back to the Columbia ot for a picture. The studio paid him hli salary :rid John kicked back 30 per cent! Rudy Vallee's life story on th« creen with Vic Damone or Ouy Mitchell playing- the Vagabond Lover of early radio fame? It's Rudy's fondest wish to ie» lollywood tackle his biography with a young singing star and he'» liven his full okay to the project, le told^me: "Everybody else's lif» story 1i being done, why not mine? I'v« offered the -story to several studios, but so far there's more.. In- erest than action. I think it would be a natural. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — The eighth grade dramatics class presented "a play Wednesday entitled "The King's English'. Those taking part were Jack Chamblin. Johnny White\Mary Babcock. David Boori'e. Anne Crook, Jettye Clare Huffman. Lanelle Smart, Billy Damon, Jimmie Parks and Maxlne Reid. Mr. and Mrs. S. Jeidel were in Memphis yesterday for the performance of Brother Rat at the Auditorium. Dr and Mrs. I. R. Johnson have gone to San Antonio, Texas, where they plan to visit for two or three weeks. >©<*". The Reverend Passmore cant' understand it, but the library reports that every |j me he con . • demns some book as sinful, there s such a demand the hook't soon engaged for weeks ahead. Noted Americans Answer to Previous Puzzle 2 Curved molding 3 Self-centered 4 Ship's boats 5 Toward the sheltered side 6 Cargo slower 7 Always (poet.) 8 Normal state of muscle tension 9 Malt beverages I was of a sad-faced man. "In the This flnesst lost U> West's king HORIZONTAL 1 American : poet " 4 Arnerican college founder ^ 8 American President 12 Hen fruit 13 Century plant 14 Medley 15 New'(prefix) 16 Fatigue 18 Stung 20 Strong winds !0 Clenched 21 Negative prefixes 22 Sea eagles 24 Foundation 26 Group of three 27 Definite article 30 Landed property 32 Decree 34 Dutch city 35 Tormented 36 Varnish Ingredient 37 Bows slightly 39 Covers . •lOEnlico 41 Jewel 42 Flight of sleps 45 Renters 49 Those who annoy 51 Make lace 52 Poker stake 53 Upon 54 Before 55 Mix 56 Disorder 57 Corded fabric VERTICAL 11 Throw measure 17 Pay no 28 Hurried attention 29 Finishes 19 Walk heavily 31 Holding 23 Tumults 33 Valleys 24 American 38 Remove inventor of 40 Metric ,, telephone measure 25 Bewildered 41 Pants 26 Singing voice 12 Heallh resorts 27 Temperature 13 Canvas shelter 11 Ilalian city 46 Love god 47 Unusual '.3 Pace iOMale sheep 15 30 1 Pennsylvania's launder fl 43 rr I I I i. r r

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