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•AGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVIU.E COURIER NEWS : THE COURIER NEWS CO H W RAINES. Publisher , HARRY A HAtNES, AeisUm Publisher A. A. MUEDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAU1 D HUMAN Atfrcrtixint U»n«j« Sole National Advertising Representative*: Willie* W'itowr Co. New York. Chicago Detroit Atl*nU, Jttmphls Entered ts second cl»» matter at the port- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, undei tcl ol Con- iresa, October « 1*17 Member of The Associated Prea SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville ol an> (Uburban town where carrier service u maintained .20c per week, or 85c pel month By: mall, within a radius ol 60 miles It.ou pel je«r. 1200 lot six months. Sl.OO Cot three months, by mail outside 50 mile zone. (10.00 per yrai payable In advance Meditations We have heard the pride of Moab, (he Is exceedingly proud) his foulness, and hit arrojancy. and hit pride, and the haughtiness of hh hrarl. —Jeremiah 48:29. * * » Oh! Why should the spirit ol mortal be proud? Like H swirl-fleeting meteor a last flying cloud A flash ol the lightning, a break ol the wave. Man passes from lite to his rest in the grave. —William Knox. Barbs Constant complaining about riot getting anead may mean that there's a wishbone wlicre the backbone ought to be. * * • If opportunity wasn't *o often distuised as real hard work a lot more people would recognize It. * • * If there was some way of saving what the average husband smears on himself when he paints the' woodwork, tuere'd be enough for » second coat. • " *.'.:* It'll smart not to cash a check t«r any man who'laeks balance. • • • * • Many a sweet 16 lives to be sweet 60—thanks to the drugstores and beauty parlors.. Brake on Steel Pricing Would Be Discriminatory The Democratic majority of the Senate-House Economic Committee is on • shaky, ground in asking that the steel industry be required to give Congress y 30 days' notice of proposed steel price increases.' The recommendation stemmed from a committee hearing into price hikes in. stituted last December. Before the inquiry began, Senator O'Mahoney, com- 1 mittee chairman, voiced his conviction the increases were unwarranted. The industry contended they were necessary to.'cover'..higher costs resulting from new pension programs. In its final report, the committee majority justified its call for notice on further price boosts on the. ground that trie steel industry exerts tremendous power and influence upon all parts of the U. S. economy. "The. great steel companies . . . are endowed with a degree of public interest far different from that which resides in the ordinary small business managed. by a single proprietor," said ' the majority. iSteel's place at the core of the economy is unquestioned. But it is not the only basic industry affected with a public interest. To be sure, transportation, natural gas, electric power and other utilities already are under government 1 rate-price regulation. But fundamental materials like coal, oil, lumber and other metals are not so controlled. The logic of proposing to exercise a special vigilance over steel and not over these other basic materials is difficult to see. The committee minority, led by Senator Taft, has properly tagged the majority's proposal as one leading toward government price control of steel. For, if Congress disapproves suggested price increases, what can it do to enforce its wishes but adopt legislation setting limits upon the industry's free exercise of its pricing function. And if control is proper for steel, why isn't it equally wise for other basic ' products? The nation has long since accepted the principle of rate regulation for public utilities. But before government sets any limits on the pricing powers of the major - industries, the people should have a chance to understand what is at stake and lu make known their own wishes. Public control is a solution to be sought in'a free society only after all other methods have failed. Our aim should always be to retain as.wide an 'area of freedom as is consistent with the national welfare. To turn quickly, almost unthinkingly, to government control as th^ answer is virtually to default on our" responsibility to maintain freedom orrthis broad footing-, • . Price control should be among the last resorts. The primary job is to seek the soundest competitive conditions within steel and other industries. They should be allowed lo do their own pricing in a healthy competitive atmosphere. Let Congress today address itself to makin gsure real competition exists in our major industries. It would be justified in taking over one or more of these industries' chief functions only if they proved themselves wholly incapable of serving, the public interest even when' spurred to do their best in a free economy. Confident Capers Spread across some newspapers recently was a picture of Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia doing an election victory jig. It is worth noting that this picture was taken BEKOKE his country's balloting for a national parliament was completed. Only in totalitarian nations like those behind the Iron Curtain is is possible to celebrate electoral triumphs before they are official. And it's not because anybody peeks at tlie ballots in advance either. That isn't necessary. In fact, neither are the ballots. For all practical purposes Tito could have done his jig a month ago. Views of Others Farm Wisdom . It takes. In some respects, , t ong er vie* of things to be a farmer than to produce trying Pans or men's shoes or a daily newspaper because farm crops take a long time to grow .And ft takes, these days, an even longer view to be a wise and sound farm organization leader, because farm organizations are dealing with matters of national policy which will affect, the well-being of farm families 10 years from now. Heads of the Farm Bureau Federation, the National Council of Farmeri Ccoperatives, the National Farmers Union, and the National Orange showed some of this judicious, foresight when all four in a joint letter asked the House' ol Representatives to reject the spurious proposal to substitute federally owned farm surpluses for tl,000,CIOO,DOO of Marshall Plan aid. The farm leaders-protested against lending credence to-the charges "that America Is using ECA for the purpose of dumping-Its farm surpluses." Besides seeing that the proposed transfer would cancel other purchases, they «ccu- rately apprehended that confusion of the two programs would reflect in:-the long run to the discredit of both. ".'^':" It deserves to be said of These leaders and of the predominant groups in their organizations that they also have been more restrained, more farsighted, and more nationally minded than some politicians in their attitudes toward the immense farm price support programs which are under increasingly intense public scrutiny. Naturally, they have acted in self-interest, and their proposals often have gone farther than could be accepted without reservation In the Interest of tke whole economy. But they have represented a measure Of intelligent self-interest In that they have seen the need of federation In good times if the farmer Is to have the good will ol the public in bad times. This kind of farm leadership can rto much to preserve the farm program from disrepute If Its wisdom is carried over into such matters as flexible supports and limitation of subsidies when farm legislation itself Is up for consideration. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR God Save America New Jersey's Legislature Is considering a bill lo raise by JI.OOO the annual salary ol three Union County officials drawing «10,000. The three have asked that their salaries be left at 110,000 a year. They say any Increase should go to lower- paltl workers for the. stal*. • If. however, the Legislature enacts the bill and the governor signs it, these patriotic officeholders will refuse at their peril the due and payable increase. Consider the plight of Sheriff Owen Kilday of Bexar County, Texas. Klltlay is entitled to a pension under award of the Fire «nd Police Pension Board. For years he IMS refused to lake the pension on the ground lhal he is employed and making a living as Sheriff of Bexar County. But now comes the United atates Department of Internal Revenue and demands that' Kilday pay $900 Income tax on back pension money not accepted by Kilday and not paid to him. God save America. So They Soy We are straggling against »n adversary that is deadly serious. We arc in a position where we are playing for keeps..Moreover, we are in a situation where we could lose without ever Mring » shot.—State-Secretary Dean Acheson. * * * This Is 1950's majoj issue: Do the American people still believe in government by the people ....or in setting up a government which iclls 'he people what Ihey shall do?—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R) of Ohio. Big Criticism of 'Point Four' Plan Is Danger of Too - Rapid Growth Second nf four aHl<*1i»c <i« i>^,,*. «i_ * . . .. • • . .... BLYTnEVTT.T.E (ARg.) COURIER NEWS The Voice of Experience \ TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1956 FIR^f WELL CUT OUT THE Communists Step Up War Against Religion Peter Edson's Washington Column— Second of four articles on President Truman's Point IV Program. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Opposition to President Truman's 'oint IV program for aid to umler- [eveloped countries is bused primarily on a fear that It will cost 00 much. There is a feeling that while this government is involved 1 a European re- overy program, a North Atlantic Pact Military As- istance program. $13,000.000,000 ational defense rogram and an nbalanced budg- at home, it •ould be foolish start another Peter Edson oreign aid Job. ' planners do not anticipate that their programs will be costing more than $250,000.000 at the end of five years. Another criiicism of Point IV 's that It is just a disguised scheme to build TVA's on the Jordan and give the Hottentots a quart of milk every day. it is actually Intended to do neither 1 . Point IV is not a simply program nor is it a capital grant program. It is merely a plan to furnish advisers to underdeveloped countries tnat ask for technical Instruction in any field-farming, v education, health, manufacturing, labor "relations, government. Teaching people naturally costs less'than putting them on relief. . The jriea that part of the. Point Four program will be administered through the United Nations has not helped It. World Health and food and Agriculture organizations thers. Request for the first year's ppropriation is $45,000,000. as con- rasted to nearly one hundred times s much for .the first year of the Marshall Plan. „ •Actually, tcere is a. limit on how ist the Point IV program can row. It Lt limited by the number f technicians available for the jobs hat have to be done. Point IV .*.. vm, L1IC uw record or accomplishment has not been .too The UN 'itself has made many Plans. Last year H,, UN secretariat approved a S85.00fl.000 two-year technical assistance program. At a meeting this May, some 19 countries are expected to nlectee nhnnt S20000000 for this work T^e UN budget for it this year is only $4,- 300,000..It will take a healthy-US congressional appropriation before anything much happens Point IV. publicity thus" far has not been too good. The state Department has prepared a pamphlet on it. There have been a number of one-shot mncazine articles. B"t Hie Point IV irlea has'not been sold to the extent that it is » popular ^"ith the public support that th- Marshal! Plan has had Priva<e Grourw Boost Point IV I ., fe " Private groups have recently begun mobilizing .support behind Point '•TV., and .exerting pressure on congress to^act. American Association for the'United Nations has named a Technical Assistance Committee under Dr. Raymond B Posdick. Public Affairs Institute of Washington. - under Dewey Anderson and Stephen Raushenbush Is this month publishing a series' of eight pamphlets which deal exhaustively with every phase of Point IV possibilities. This is being financed by a grant from Foundation for World Government y/bile sunportlng the eeneral principles of Point rv, the Public Affairs Institute maintains that the Truman administration plan Is too little and too short. What Anderson and Raushenbush propose Is a 50-year plan. They estimate.its to- S« EDISON on Paje 11 Th« DOCTOR SAYS Bf Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Wrtflen for NEA Service '' An electrical device to help people who are hard of hearing is only a little more than 40 years old. m the last few years especially, great strides have been made in the technical development of such devices and they are still being Improved constantly. Some people who have lost some of their ability to hear well put off using the hearing aids. Sometimes this is because they do not know that thflr hearing has suffered- often the family or friends of the person who Is sllghly deaf becomes aware of the hearing difficulty long before the patient does himself. Also many people who are slightly deaf for some reason feel that wearing a hearing aid hurts their lirlilc. This is rather unfortunate, as It is no more the patient's fault to have the hearing become le-i-s acute than It is to develop defective '"Lsion and wear glasses. Loss of hearing usually Is not like for the different tones; also The hearing lc« may not be =qual 'n both ears. Many people, for ex- ^mple, can continue to hear low 'ones jvst about as well as • ever fter their ability to hear hi-h -mes. such as a hl»h-pitchpcl voice, •«s become seriously Impaired Hearing is often better some days han others. A person who Is slight- 'Y deaf may be able to hear spoken voices well in a relatively quiet room but hardly able to hear anything when there is noise in the background, such as comes from street cars or elevated trains. Hearing for such things as symphonic music may be retained after ordinary business conversation has become exceedingly difficult. An electrical hearing aid has many intricate parts and even if adjusted to the hearing of the wearer at first may require additional adjustment later on. The batteries which supply the electrical energy have to be kept up. A hearing afd is sometimes worn for a while with satisfaction and then discarded be- caute it does not seem to continue to supply the benefit which it did at first. This Is not always the fault, of (he device and sometimes all that is necessory Us suitable artjuslment Variety of Models Several manufacturers have acceptable Instruments on the market. There are several varieties and mcdels to choose'from. Whether or not the manufacturer or agent .supplies art adjustment service for those whose instruments 'require it is one of the.factors to be used in picking the hearing aid. In choosing a hearing aid, it Is important to .pick one which Is, or can be, adjusted to the peculiar defects in hearing of the person who wears it. This requires some 'knowledge of the degree of hearin-; loss and the nature of It, that is whether the loss Is greater for some tones than for others. Seven/of .-the fifth and sixth grade girls; of the Sudbury school IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —<NEA)_ Behind le Screen: I asked Margaret Whiting about cr reported romance with Milton crle. "No, you can't call me the next Irs. Berle," she said. "Sure, I •ent out with him In Now York ut it's hard to carry on a romance •hen you're 3000 miles away." Margaret, a canary who can duct •ith a cow and make it come out "smash", l.s a mad, mad thing, he owned'up, - becaiise she i/-mes rom a mad, mad family. Her fa- her was the late song writer Hich- rd Whiting, her aunt is famous audevllle trouper Maggie Young, er mother Is on the bubbly side kid sister, Barbarp is to smart o go to college. A 'You Can't Take It with 'ou 1 family," Margaret flips, "ami LObodys wants to, cither." When the Whiting tribe gels to- ether it's murder. "Everybody talks at .the same ime," she saj's. "One night we assed out numbers so, we could ake turns talking. But it didn't •ork." She's proud of sister Barbara. ho thrushes almost as well as he docs and Is developing Into a ighly-pafd radio actress. ''If Barbara gels any better." tircatcns Margaret. "I may have o kill her." No, there's no tued on between vargaret and Dinah Shore, the ther chirp on the same air show. "Absolutely no h a i r-pulling." largaret said. "Love that girl The ily thing she's got that I wish had are her husband and daugh- er. She's a smash cook too." Speaking Candidly Michele Morgan rUurncd to Eu- ope after getting the cold eye rom Hollywood and scored in "The alien Idol." She was in Holly- ood visiting her five-year-old son, flchael, when f caught up with er. She says she'll marry again. His ame Is Henri Vidal, a French ac- or. Michetc shed, husband Bill iarshall about the same lime she icd Hollywood for a contract with ir Alexander Korda. She has oue nreleased film, "Maria chapdel- ne," for Korda and three unre- ased French films. Censorship is no bogey-man In France ami Mir.hcta usually rlraws JuliiK dnunai In which the hero By Erskine Jonnson NEA Slaff Correspondent and heroine carry on frankly ^ut Ufa and love. Ufa and love She said: "But things .are picking up in Hollywood, too. i went to see Young Man with a Horn' and I was so surprised. Doris Day ac- rootrf" BOCS up to Kirk Douglas' ,.." e . r ncxt Picture in Paris is a Vicki Baum novel about a woman her husband nnd her lover "Very, very frank," Michele say.,. I finally cornered Van Heflin *> find out what makes an actor start polishing red apples for teacher, van Is studying for his Master's at U. C. L. A. and Is putting In 23 hours a week stuffing his cranium with notes on. the movies as an art. • "Getting Hint Master's is K oirt£ lo be something like Rcttine ui Oscar," he said. "When I left Yale, I needed only one more jfar to go. This may lake roe fwo rears, because I'll be making pictures, but at least I'll keep ihc promise I rnarte to myself years ago." None of his fellow hand-raisers, he was happy to report, so much as get an autograph hunter's eye- gleam when he signs his name to examination papers. ^rms Up Search Barbara Britlon. but she doesn't know where that nasty canard- about her being a slightly cold movie spud caw; from. "Sure. I've heard it before." she told me back stag- at the Las Palmas theater where she's making her stage debut in "Strange Bedfellows." "I blame It on the movie roles See HOLLYWOOD on rage 11 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By IVHltam E. McKcnnej- America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service It Doesn't Matter Who You Squeeze There is unfailing InUrcst in the Planning and execution of the squeeze play in its varied forms In today's hand, before declarer could perfect the squeeze that enabled him lo make his contract, it was necessary for him to transfer the squeeze from one opponent's hand to the other. West won the first three tricks with the king, queen and ace of dla- Rubber—Both vul. South West North Eut Pass 1 4k Double Pass 2 V - Pass 3 » p ass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening—* K 4 monds, East discarding the seven of spades' and deuce of clubs, we-t. now shifted to the ten of spades, which was won In dummy with the ace. Declarer realized that his only chance to make the contract was to develop some type of squeeze. Up lo this point the play seemed to Indicate that the qu«en and Jack of spades were in the East hand. West should hold the king of clubs to Justify his opening bid. If East held the Jack of clubs, he might be squeezed between the spade and club suits; but the jack of clubs would have to be set up as the high card tn the club suit, transferring the squeeze to East's hand. Declarer , played two rounds of trumps, ending In his own hand, then' led the, queen of clubs. West covered with the king and dummy's ace won. A heart was led Irom dummy and declarer ran off all ol his remaining trumps, discarding 3 low spade and the ten of clubs from dummy, ^ East was pressca lor n discard Oil the lost trump. To protect the queen-Jack of spades, he discarded the jack of clubs, hoping that his partner held the nine; but declarer" cashed the nine of clubs and claimed the last trick with dummy's king of 75 Years Ago Today Seven ) of ,-tl met at the home of LeFetra May and organized a club called "The Jolly Good Girl Club." These officers were named- June Workman, president; LeFetra May, vice-president; Peggy Burks, secretary; Eloise Barnes, treasurer. Alice Jo McFall is program chairman. Other members are: Betty Ann Campbell and Mildred- Smith. Jlmmie lee Brooks will leave the later part of the week for Washington, D. C. where he is to be employed in the department of agriculture. While there he plans to attend Washington University. About three fourths of the Indians In North America in Columbus' time lived in the present U.S. Bjr DeWiCt MacKentfc A'> Foreign Affairs Analyst The Rtd war against religion U being stepped up in Eastern Europe. -We return to this subject, becaus* it is a vital aspect of the Soviet crusade to Communlze the world Success or failure of the Communist offensive may hinge largely on this point. Ten high-ranking Catholic clergymen have gone on trial in Pragm charged with high treason and spy.' tog for the Vatican. A Vatican Informant in Rome says this Indicates that the last of the faithful Roman catholic leaders in Czechoslovakia "are about to eb sunpres- Thi s C omes as the International Tr, 0 ". 1 ^ •? us " ce al th e Hague rules in effect that three other satellites —Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria —must appear before the bar of Justice In the United Nations and answer charges of violating the human rights provisions of their Peace treaties. These charges were brought by America and Britain qua were based on the trial of Cardinal Mindsamty in Hungary and the tnals of other high churchmen In Romania and Bulgaria Of course, there Is. no method of compelling the three satellites to answer the charges, and they m *" '"""•" to comply. However, the ^ij" -.--'Isison H'Jli help focus world attention on the anti-religious activities in Soviet-Dominated areas. These activities were graphically sumnied up by Attorney General f Howard McGrath the other night in a speech at New York. He declared that "in the world behind • K!-°" curtaln a der ' lh Druggie is being waged against belief in Ood in any form." He added tiit Christians, Jews find MohamrJB^ ans alike are persecuted, for their belief in the omnipotence of the Almighty and His teachings." Why this drive against religion? It's essential, that we' know the answer to that because aethism is one of the cardinal tenets of Communism. The Hed.. ism cannot tolerate religion because .the latter condemns the sweeping violations of human rights upon which Communism is building. The Soviet attitude towards rel- gfon was made, quite clear Just the other day by the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda," organ of the youtlr organization "komsoml " A youth who was a member of the organization wrote to the paper for advice: "I intend to marry a girl who Is not a member of the Komsomols and who wishes we should marry m. church. Please .tell whether I can marry in church " . TJie, newspaper published a reply that a church marriage would i? in direct violation of KomsoJlli statutes and would be an unprlrT cipled step,according to Communist morals, it added: "It is clear that religious beliefs are deeply, alien, to our convictions and basically opposed to the tasks of Communist education." That's the way Communism rears its youth, and it Is concentrating on young folks both at .home and abroad. Young minds are more easily molded. That is -vhy we find Communism placing s o much emphasis on securing Red agents among teachers in schools and col- ieges and churches. Apropos of this, Lord Vanslttart :he other night charged .in the British House of Lords that Reds lave infiltrated Britain's pulpits schoolrooms, radio an'd government' The House adopted a motion calling for resolute precautions to protect the country from Communists in government. There is no longer any doubt that Inmmunism is out to kill all religion. Hitler undertook the same task and for the same reason- religion interfered with his schemes He presumably stole the idea from Communism. Author Doctors wore crosses on their clothing during European plague epidemics of the Middle Ages. lAnswer to Previous Puzzta HORIZONTAL. 1,6 Depicted . writer 12 Wild as* U Indolent 15 Louse egg 16 Passageway between rows 18 Tear 19 Part of "be" 20 Tardier 21 Babylonian deity 22 Robust 25 Toss 17 Street (ab.) 27 Separate 23 Dormant column 24 Russian 28 Abstract being storehouses 29 Symbol for 25 Demigods tantalum 30 Egyptian sun god 31 Epistle (ab.)' 32 Siberian river 33 One (Fr.) 34 Shade tree 36 Social insect* 37 Chair 39 Manuscript (ab.) 40 Slip 45 Symbol for sodium 46 Greek letter 48 Hops' kilns 49 Head covering 50 He writes 52 Ferocious 54 Expends 55 Enunciate VERTICAL 1 Book of th« Bible 2 Beast 4 Exempli gratia (ab.) 5 Fur-bearing animal 6 Pit 7 Passage of the brain 8 Chinese unit of weight 9 Rocky peak 10 Willows 26 Unqualified 11 Asiatic 33 Open kingdom 35 Administer 13 Narrow inlet 36 Prayer endings 38 Small candle W Vended 41 Girl 42 Exists 43 Delirium tremens (ab.) 4-4 Elder son of Isaac (Bib.) 47 Hail! 49 Feline *• creature 51 Half-cm 53 Vermont (ab.)

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