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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 28, 1951
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PAGI CIOBT BLITHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER WTvTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER M, 1W1 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistint Publisher / A. A. PREDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HITMAN. Advertising Mantf*r So!« Nitlonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace- Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. . . -4— Entered II Mcond cla,ss matter at the post- office at Blythevule, Arktntas, under let o( Congress, October », 1817. ^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o( Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. 15.00 per year, $2.50 (or six months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile aone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For Christ Is not en I* red into the holy placet made with hands, which Are the flfum of the true; but Into hfavrn lUelf, now to appear In (he prwenc* of God for us.—Hebrews 9:24. • * * No glory of the Eternal One Is higher than this, "Mighty to save;" no name of God is more idorable than that of "Saviour;" no place among the «rvents of God can be xo glorious RE that of an instrument of salvation.—William Arthur. Barbs Ton* of dirt circulate In the air of big cities. And think of the gossip lovers who enjoy letting it go into their ears • '• • A television romedlan's wife l» asking divorce, ehirglnc crueltj. Is sbe referring to some of those Jokes? * * * A man'* vacation flirtations always lead to •omething—when his wife hears about them, * * * Women ar« outliving men, savs a doctor. Marto b«rmus« the attention of women pedestrian* fa nol dlatraeterl hy ihe waj men dress. • * » ' Smart politicians likely are already preparing a set of statement! denying everything. A-Bomb Developments Comforting to Free World Dr. Conant of Harvard thinks we're overplaying atomic energy and that the harnessing of solar energy will be the real triumph of the 20th century. But until that happens, if it does, we will have to go on relying heavily on atomic 'force—especially for military purposes. Thus two events in Washington recently can only be viewed happily. One was the announcement that atomic weapons will be tested tactically against front-line combat troops, The other was President Truman's request for almost half a billion more dollars for completion of the hydrogen bomb plant in South Carolina. The first announcement means we have developed atomic hombs light enough to he carried by light bombers, by Navy, planes that can take off from carriers, and possibly by guided mis- , eles or rockets. According to the most informed quarters, it does not appear to mean we have developed "atomic artillery" in the sense of shells that could be fired from more or jess conventional field weapons. Yet. even without this last stage, the development is tremendous. One such atomic bomb may equal the force of several thousand ordinary artillery shells. A handful could devastate an army in the field. Equipped with them, a comparatively small force could stand off a much bigger army. H is fair to couple this notion with Senator JIcMahon's recent declaration that an atomic, weapon can now produce, at a cost of $20 or .?30, the same explosive power which costs thousands of dollars to produce by ordinary means. McMahon customarily is well-informed on atomic matters, and his comment bears careful scrutiny. As for the President's hid for hydrogen bomb funds, it is sensible to conclude that the money would not have been sought were the recent bomb- trigger tests at Eniwetok unsuccessful. (The hydrogen bomb requires an atomic bomb to trigger its great explosive reaction.) We are evidently prepared now to plunge ahead with reasonable assurance of final success in this gigantic undertaking. So we stand secure in the knowledge that we have not only a great number of atomic bombs, but ?.n increasing variety of them. Moreover, \ve have available the three richest-known sources of uranium, the bomb's basic raw material. And on top of that we have the high promise of developing « hydrogen bomb which is expected to dwarf in power any atomic bomb thug far In «xl»t«nc«. Our superiority over Russia in atomic weapons la thus widening, not diminishing. Atomic explosions leav« tell-tale signs in ths atmosphere and there »re no evidences the Russians are trying out new devices. Nor do they have the technical or material resources to devote to a major hydrogen-bomb experiment. Any such cffork would cost them dearly In the less powerful but still mightily effective atomic bombs. None of this is cause for complacency. Nevertheless it cannot help but be comforting. British Election s Welcome News Prime Minister Attlee's announcement of a new British election Oct. 25 is welcome news in America and all the free world. Since late February, 1050, AUIcfl's Labor government has operated under the severe handicap of a puny gix-vote margin over its opposition. Government under so shaky an advantage is hardly confident government of Ihe sort needed to deal with the tremendous difficulties facing Britain. It will be Britain's and the free world's gain if the new election returns either Attlee's party or Winston Churchill's Conservatives by a margin sufficiently wide to afford a real working margin in Parliament. In 1950, the British electorate was at the crossroads, apparently unable really to choose between the two parties. Today public opinion polls show the Conservatives enjoying a substantial edge in popularity, but it still is not clear whether this advantage will translate itself into a comfortable lead in the House of Commons. However it is to be, we'll know in six weeks. That's a nice thing about British elections; no long-drawn-out campaigns. Views of Others Senator McMahon's Drastic Proposal Senator McMahon hai mad« a suggestion io revolutionary in Hi concept of national defense thnt it deserves the thoughtful consideration of all Americans, ami especially our military leaders and representatives In Congress. He has called for an Increase in atomic spend- . ing from »1,000.000.000 to $6,000.0(10,000 a year. If this la done.'he believes It wLUVave be{ween $30,000,000.000 and $40.000.000,000 annually and will provide greater rational security than now. The senntor would arm the military forcei with atomic weapons which, he says, can b« produced at amazingly cheap costs as compared with ^ the prices of conventional weapons. "The day ii coming," Senator McMahon feels, "when the quantity of atomic weapons we are capable of making could be sufficient, beyond any question, to serve as a paramount Instrument of victory." If his proiwsal Is sound, it could mean a great decrease In (he lax load on the American people. As head of the joint congressional committee on atomic energy. Senator McMahon should know the facts upon which he bases his assertions. If there Is any inclination to doubt the responsible nature of his statements, we should note that his resolution on expansion of the atomic program was sponsored In the House of Representatives by the vice-chairman of the Atomic Energy committee. Representative Durham. Furthermore, five of his senate colleagues saluted the sperch and indicated agreement In principle. Reports Ironi Washington indicate that the resolution probably wiil be approved, ir^aybe unanimously, by the joint committee on Atomic enercy. The United States has In the past bren slow to accept revolutionary changes In weapons. Many of our leaders in the pas! two decades could not visualise the practical benefits of using aircraft and armored vehicles in warfare. World War II proven the lolly of their thinkins. Senator McMahon's reasoning may or may not b« sound. That Is something which will not be proved for years. Nevertheless, any logical sound- Ing proposal which might save more than $30,000.000,000 annually and at the same time tremendously Increase the nation's military strength deserves Ihe most thorough examination and con- sidpration which our national leaders can possibly give It. —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY Teh, Teh, Don't r'ou Know It's Rude to Peek? Peter fdion's Washington Column — McCarran Defends Gambling Laws as Necessity* in Nevada WASHINGTON (NEA)—No senator or representative Is ever in better form than when he rises to extoll the glories of the grea-a-n-t Btate from whence he comes. Its hills are always hWier, its fields are always greener, its men and industries more prosperous, and its women fairer than in any of the other 47 commonwealths. That is your average congressman. Sen. Pat McCarran ol Nevada cours€ not establishments and their numero [n the 20-year period since gam- \ bling was legalized, the population ' of the state has Increased from 91,000 to 153,370, or over 73 per cent. During the same period of time ;he total farm population of the state declined to only 14,750, mining employment decreased a third, ,L n d manufacturing employment gained [ess thnn 3 s>er cent. Large Employer However, amusement and recreation (which Vs dominated by gambling) employed* 32.1 per cent of all service workers in Nevada in 1948, nccordlng to the latest census of business, as compared with 8.2 per cent for the United States RS a whole. "Gambling house employ nuxit accounts for a large majority in this category of workers, although some gaming places themselves arc eating and drinking places, and vice versa. Employment in amusement and recreation in 1949 stood at 510 per cent of the 1939 average and wage payments at 1005 per cent. "Hotels form the next largest employment group. Together with other rooming accommodations, they employ 28-9 per cent of total service tra'de employment, in comparison with H national average of per cent. once over lightly- 8j A A FrcdritkloB The vexing problem of what Is a military secret and how and by whom is what to be draped with the veil of society has no eajjf iolution, but the recent security order issuetl for civilian government agencies by Harry Truman is no order at all. * Hence, even by bureaucratic logio, it is no solution, Military secret* are an unhappy adjunct to life In times and there are no doubt a flock of federal hirelings who are uncertain about what is and what isn't hush-hush. But. a rubber •undov School gambling In Nevada would virtual! destroy this annual payroll of we over $25,(XKI,OGG. The indirect result would be much worse, Estimates o the size of the exodus from Nevad n the event of the abolition o gambling run as high as 40 pe cent of the population. "The thousands of tourists that flock to Nevada each year do not come to the desert because it is a natural vacation land. The first lure of the state to the average tourist is its regulated gambling. Peter Edson chance sevens weeks ago, in an appearance before the seiuts T.nsnce Committed It was considering new taxes on gambling. Senator McCarran was opposed. Somehow, hi* speech .rilcffeot get the attention it deserved. Tr[ere Isn't space to give It- nil here, as a classic example of Senatorial oratory at its best—something! to put beside Lincoln's Gettysburg Address or George WMhfngtop's farewell to his troops, consider multi - million - dollar investments, icse excerpts on the glories jof are built 'structurally and econnm- imbling'in Nevada: j ' " " - -- - • "In the slate of Nevada, pc\tnin_, A lopal . . . Proprietors of gaming "These hotels, many of which are | ically around their gamine hshtuents. Many of thorn admittedly rous employes nre respected citizen.-; irho contribute to the civic life of the community ... = "The economy of the state ' of Nevada hns developed a number of distinct characteristics since pawace of the gamblin? act in the operate at a loss insofar as ordinary hotel operations are concerned, largely due to the excessive cabaret tax. "Together, hotels and amusements employ 63 per cent of total f*rvice trade workers in Nevada as against a national averace of 21.2 per cent. Any abolition of legalized Laws Siricilj Enforced "Our gaming laws are strictly enforce in Nevada . . . No'district- attorney in Nevada has nad an opportunity io publicize himself by uncovering Illicit relationship between gamblers and state or local officials. "Enactment of . , , a 10 per cent ross tax'on wagers will accomplish :he purpose of putting many legal gamblers of Nevada out of business. . This does not mean that the big hotels, which cannot operate without gambling revenues, would go out of business. *& "It means that many other businesses would fail or fold. Real ate values would drop. Mortgage foreclosures would rise. Many thousands of persons would be thrown out of work, in short, the cumulative results would spell tragedy for the state of Nevada ... "It is not open to argument tha the existing tax structure and the finances oC the entire stcjte \vouk be in Jeopardy if the gaming in dustry Is no longer able to conttnm in operation. The people of Nevada and public officials from the governor to the town treasurer an alarmed at this threat to the econo my of the state." Lesion By WILLIAM E, GILROY. D. D. Protestant churches throughout he world will be shortly Mlebrat- ng World Communion Sunday, the ay in which as they gather at he Lord's Table In their respective ilaces of worship that solemn serv- ce will be marked by a consciousness of their fellowship with all Christians. The woVd in the Ne\v Testament runslnted "communion" Is Ihe ame word that In other passages translated "fellowship." It would nvc been better If the Idea of lel- owfihip had never been absent Yom the idea of communion; and .t wouM have been better if the dea of Christian fellowship had never been limited to those who partook of communion In a par- icular place, and with those only of their own group. It seemed a travesty upon the great conception of Christian fellowship that the denominations and the sects should be known as "communions." In their limitations and narrowness they denied the magnitude and magnificence of Christian 'fellowship. I suppose that, actually, devout worshippers, however, limited though their communion might be, had some conception of the larger fellowship, of belonging to the church militant and the church triumphant, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. But the limitations of the communion too often symbolized a narrowness of vision, an f in-grown sectarian sense, atid a'lack of willingness to unite with those of other "communions" in Christian activities. So ft is a good thing that barriers are breaking down, that larger organizations are meaning larger activities and cooperation for the Christian work and service that is inherent in the Christian way. n is good that world tasks and worlc roblcms are being faced for whal hey are. But whR t of the spirit back ol nd beneath the movements o: inion and world organization? I: he ecumenicity—the big word tha icans universal—ecumenicity n pirit as well as of organization ? Sectarianism with all its fault has embraced elements of intense :arnestness and conviction. - :onv let ions broaden and deepen vhile no earnestness and devotion re lessened, the gain will be rea stamp and a pad ink unaccompanied by instruct s for their use arc pretty feeble capons. With the naive, of one who thtnk.s politics u compounded of equal parts of honesty and deep thought, Harry Truman Issued an order which attempts to sell the idea that security restrictions involve no censorship. Said order p< merit agencl" what Infori: .1 ; heads of govern- ie right to decide Is to be with- i IN HOLLYWOOD n.v KKSKIN'R JOHN'SON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA1 — Exrln->- sively Yours: Dean Martin mny roll on the floor laughing about it. but' J Bud Abbott ivrtnt.s to sive him some competition for the title of Holly-: wood's best-lookinc straight man. j Bud—steady yourself—ha^ sprouted a mustnche. j And—hold on—"He looks 'like Er-! ml Flynn," Lou Costfllo- whispered •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hy OSWALD .TACOHV Written tor NBA Service Learn a Lesson • "In fact:' said Lon. "he'sia be't- ; F rom This Hond trr actor because of that tryjstache.! It's pepped him lip. We'll probably 1 "\Ve missed the boat, p.irti have him get the girl In otir next ' south said sadly when he saw picture." I i dummy. Bud sprouted the mustache for; "i tried to eet vou the first Abbott and Costellb color film. "Jack and the Beaiistal':;," the contract. At the second trick. North lead But the power of Christianity de penns upon the quality ol person al faith, and the strength of'per sonal conyictions. For such con victions freedom Is as essential a organization and authority. The broadening process in worl Jhristianity will mean far les :han it professes to mean, unles. into the broader organization, 111 and activity of the ecumenica church there is carried over th freedom of faith and Inquiry an the qualities of loyalty and devo lion that have made denomination strong, and that have touched eve the sects with an element of glor. The bride-elect,, who is the riaush ter ol Mr. and Mrs. George Walter! Henricks of Little Hock, made her' debut two years ago in that city. Mr, Nicol is connected with H\id- dleston Grocery Company here whore Ihe couple will be at home. Mrs. Paul L. Tipton, Mrs. Oeome M. Lee and Mrs. Russell Farr. well kno^n Blythevllle trio, will broadcast over WMC. Memphis, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Murray Smart will be accompanist. They are being featured in the first of a series of at once South can make twelve partner, 1 the! My training methods for my two daughters? They get kissed when they're sood. spanked when they're bad.—Brtty Hutton, screen actress. 4 * * America is the only country srith creative ability left. It has been washed out of ill of the others.—Charles M. Ketterlng. Inventor . * * • I sometimes wonder what the 56 founding lathers . . . would say about the procession of men ff men In responsible position who have come before (congressional) committees in this day. Herbert Hoover. * • * The only melhod of unifying the labor movement is to organize the not raid other people's unions.—William Green, president, AFU (o slain." j North reproached him. "Oh well."! ..... , play it quickly and maybe we'll- which Lou claims Is I heir Nrmlest; , 1AV( , time for anmher ruh ber." j Thus encouraged. South played the hand quickly and found a very! vet. "It's a live Disney." he enthused. "I'm a jerk but the giant Is Jfrkler It's a how]." • will it ever be "Abbott and Cov I ca *>' wa >' 10 S° dovvn at ni5 ?•<'»>' tfllo Meet Dean Martin and. Jerry contract. South quavered miseraD-i Lewis?" i ' ] l.v (h»t h« hacl played the Hand loo Never on the screen, Lou Indicate hastily, but this was a p«ir excuse ed. but: and he knew It. The truth was that. "I'm gninc to meet Dean Martin he'd ha\e made the same plays no Oct. is iu New York." j matter how much time he had That's the dale for a hearing nn taken, i Lou's lawsuit acainst Dean, claim-' West led Ihe kmc (if heart-*, and! ___^___^_^____ Ing hr illsrnvercri him, paltl for a dummy ruffed with the deuce of! tricks instead of only eight, nose hohnine operation. Ted Mm, >paries. Declarer promptly led the 1 WEST AJ1053 V A K Q J 5 » KJ6 + 8 NORTH 40762 VNone • 854 + AKQJ73 EAST South 1 * Pass Pass V 10962 » Q1093 + 10 9 5 2 SOUTH (D) *AKQ4 ¥8743 » A72 464 East-West vuL West North Pass Pass 44 East 4V Pass Opening lead—V K Clubs of' Arkansas. the six of spades, arid East play monthly programs under the aus- the five of spade?. South should ; P'«; 5 oMhc_Fcderalion of Women's not. win with a hich trump, but should give up the trick by playing hi.s tow trump. This remarkable play protects declarer against a 4-1 break hi trump. 1 ;. By giving up this trump held but It docs not explain what should be restricted. The c:c!c* '.oesn't restrict what can be pub- shed-only what can be released, nd If a government agency head ses get hold of the recipe for an :om bomb, he (aces no penalty lor eleasing It. In other words, Truman's order oesn't say what is secret, doesn't estrict publication of anything nd' no. one gets his hand slapp^t or Ignoring or violating it. It rrB reported that this gem of enius has been contemplated since World War II, which may explain as that is an awful short time n which to expect the government o get any straight thinking done. Actually, the order merely per- its each of some 60 department leads to toss a coin to decide of four security classlfica- ions he shall file his latest blunder under so the public won't get ind of It. Apparently overlooked Is the dlf- iculty a department head Is likely o have in deciding what should be kept militarily secret should he decide to play it straight. The government and its armed forces have a knack for making inter-officB memos read like Instructions for assembling » battleship. It's conceivable that some of th« simplest and most harmless, yet ^> newsworthy, stuff might be forever interred in an office safe under ft aeadstone reading "confidential" merely becatise it was -qouched s .in terms that looked pretty impressive to a nibber-stamp wielder who didn't know Uranium 235 from OPS Corset Ceiling Price Directive 235. I suppose It will now be neces?TV for the bureaucrats to get togethjj^. on n uniform system of ctass!ficlr= tion. If they need a pattern, I will be happy to suggest one. They could well adopt a system based on Job insecurity as well as military security. 1 Under "top secret," they could include such items as relatives hired in own department, deceased relatives carried on the payroll, "gifts" from parties seeking expedited service. RFC loans and good words put in on behalf of potential borrowers. Classified as "secret" coulci be expense accounts, weekend trips on "official business." any records showing actual hours worked, policy blunders and botched jobs. The "confidential" stamp could fall on clerical errors over $500,000. lapses of memory, inventory list* not matching on-hand stock, assignments of the department's cars and run-of-the-mill stupidity. ."Restricted" could be biick-nass- in^ operations, trips to the water cooler, number of times out for csf- fee, red tape vouchers, slips of tMJM tongue and typing errors. Unrestricted material: the time of day. the weather as seen from any office window and directions to the gents' room. Read Courier News Classified Ada. Antelope .Answer to Previous Puzzle iwioioioi FFJJ HORIZONTAL 3 Three-toed 1,6 Depicted antelope 10 Philippine seaport 11 Malayan garment 13 Scold I4Olherwisc 16 Beverage 17 Delirium sloth 4 Applaud 5 Soft drink ingredient 6 Foundation 7 Abraham's home (Bib.) 8 Small bed 9 Genuflects 10 It is found in is blackish- brown 18 Singer 19 Curls West wins the second trick with trcmens (ab.) n R es t e rl 18 Splash 12 Sports 20 Type square 15 21 Villain in "Othello" 23 Unoccupied 25 Soon 26 Cape 27 Label 28 Gram (ab.) 29 Dysprosium (ab.) 30 Cut off 32 Encourage 34 Toiletry case 36 Cipher 37 Mind 38 Exclamation 22 Prodded 42 It of 24 Put back In medium size | rank 43 Essential beinj 31 Hindu scholars 44 Peruse 32 Pains 33 Flourished 35 Images 40 Imitated 41 Light touch 47 Employ 49 Witty remark 51 Tellurium j (symbol) f 53 Two (prefix) I 33 Slender «nl his salary up !i 5600 a i\rrk and s j x o [ spades from dummy, win-i (he n j,, e o f s p a dcs and returns a lhal I>c«n non- oivcs Mm 25 per nine with the ace. His next stop was] trump (as good a defense as any), crnl nf eTer.vth!np he's rarnrr!. .„ lav down the kins of spades | smith wins, ruffs a second heart in •The suy. walled Lou. "has nev- u „„ scems vcry , 13turM . rtoos-1 dummy, and returns to his Hanrt| swor d s er psld me a dime. | ,,. t u , Nevertheless. South has now with a diamond to draw the-rest 45 Accomplish : foozled away his contract. j O [ n, P trumps. The clubs then pro- 46AustraHan ostricrl 48 Outmoded 19 Unit of wire measurement SO Sonnet part 52 Wooden shoes second' ovit-ot-focus television sets. But evni ' OM the TV fans, 1 predict, a ill howl ii| ~ ct this comedy of a cat that inherits i n " 530.000000 nnd a baseball team, ft the cat's meow. ?5 Years Ago In B/ythevilfe— ;i of them. Down two on a! Announcement wax made yesUr- that was s«xi. enough lor a: day o! the rncagonent of Miss Ann ^ui. I Mcriwethcr Hendricks of Little Ro^k >„>„ ,., t ,,,,. . , Tlic correct play is very hard to | t o Thaddeus William Nico! of Lit'le ' • • I !md even II you see all ihe catds. | Rock and Blvtheville. The wedding 1 Obtrusive RhonrU Pl?mins may not know • In actual play I dmibt that one; will he solemn'z^d Oct. 2!) at ChiVt 2 Piece of See UOLLV\VOOD on Page 16 player in a thousand would maie Episcopal Church In Little Rock.' lumbar 54 Act 55 Revises VERTICAL

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