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PACT SEt BLYTffEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949 THE ttLYTOEVlLLB COURIER NEWS 2BBOOUBOB HEWS OO • W BAI*UC», nwisMr JAMB* i> M0L O BUHAN. WaUao* WMJMJ Oa. Tack. Chfc**» Published BWT Attunm bapt fends* Catena H mcooe Oat m»u*i M (to pa U Biyu»rtli«. Aifcmatw uodv Mt at Oa era*, O«ot« t 1*11 McmbB at Tb* SUBSCRIPTION RA1 *>• earrwi ID in* citj ol Bij— . tuburtaD KWD •bet* carrtei tsrvtca. • tauied -Me pei week 01 toe pej moom Bj mail, wlUUr a radius ol oO mile* *4.uu p*s raaf, W4JO toi ui f*p"'J** $iJX) toi UUBS month*', *bj inail outf.d» H mil* BUM tiooo pai mi [ pajabls u> advanc* Meditations j Neither five heed to fafclei and endlw feneaJ- f ««lcs, which minister question*, rather than lud- j ly edifying mhkh Is In faith: no da.—1 Timothy 1,4. I • * * jj Serve God, and Cod will lake care of you. j Submit to His will, trust in His grace, and resign 1 yourself into His hands wiih Ihe assurance tlial J the Word is well pleased with those "that hope \ in His mercy."—Gardiner Spring. fearbs Scientists reveal that the chirp of the cricket is not a love call. Just a nuisance. * * * We still hare Uie wild west, according to U Moscow propagandists. It's that part of Germany beyond the Iron curtain. * * + Ask any new father if you don't believe there'll be some changes made. * • • There isn't much to be optimistic about If you've cot all you want * # * It's easy for a wife to get her husband all wrapped up In her cooking, says a chef. Just serve spaghetti. •Maryland- Court Decision Lifts Bar to Press Freedom A Maryland, appeals court handed down a decision the other days that •.. gives freedom of the press a genuine : boost. The court upset a key section of a 10-year-old rule of the Baltimore Supreme Bench whicriimposed strict limits .i,on publication of crime news between the time of a defendant's arrest and his ;T1ie edict was rooted in the old complaint that occasionally a newspaper or radio station appeared to "try a case" in advance, thus handicapping; selection of a jury and perhaps prejudicing others in the trial. In the case -decided by Maryland's highest court, a Negro handyman had been convicted of murder. But before the trial three Baltimore radio stations violated the news ban. The stations and a commentator were convicted under a section of the rule that bars Baltimore police and other officials from making pre-trial public statements about a case, and likewise forbids press and radio quotations of such statement». It was this stction that tht high court declared invalid. Th« court majority said there wag merit in the stations' view that the rule was "in the nature of censorship." It said further that the radio broadcasts of pre-trial news did not represent a "clear and present clanger" to a fair trial for the defendant. Unfortunately, the appeals tribunal could not rule on a much broader section of the Baltimore edict which forbids publishing any matter that would "end i" any manner to interfere with the administration of justice." The judge who convicted the radio stations declined to rely on this clause because he himself believed it was too vague and sweeping. Probably the high court would agree with the judge if it got the chance to pass on that section. Some measure of the importance attached to this case by press and radio can be gained from the fact that the stations' defense was joined by the National Association of Broadcasters, the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union. All argued that the Baltimore ruling is an abridgment of constitutional guar- antces of the freedom of the press. But, of course, no thoughtful people in press and radio want freedom to mean license to deal irresponsibly with the issues of the day. They know they must discipline themselves wisely if they are to prevent new inroads on the Baltimore w«Uern. Diplomatic Double Talk From Pint com« language thai suggest* th« itrain of the foreign ministers' meeting became pretty severe toward the end. A Western diplomat said that, whatever the general outcome of the conference, his side hoped something coutd be worked out to "conserve the relaxation of tension" between East and West. That's almost in a class with "terminate the illumination," which was wartime officialese for "put out the light" in certain Washington Quarters. We presume the diplomat means the West hopes it can stay on a fairly cheerful talking basis with the Russians, instead of reverting to another campaign of scowling from behind the blockades. But the way he says it, it sounds contradictory. As if he were saying: "Okay, men, that's a nice, relaxed position. Now hold it tight!" VIEWS OF OTHERS Farm Programs— Pared of Politics It may some day be known a, the battle of Dee Moines. Both parties are making tills city in the heart of the (arm belt a broadcasting center for appeals to the farm cote. And both parties by now are so deeply committed to the idea at supporting agriculture and so visibly marked with records ol wielding die idea to get votes that Hie current duel, before it is over, U Jilcely to looX much Ulu ihadowboxing. What u the average citizen to think—the aver- «ge American who probably doesn't own a tarm but has a big state in the tarmer'i We have asked ourselves that question, too. Here, for what it is worth, is our answer: The economic and physical ("natural") factors which especially affect agriculture being as they are, there probably needs to be some form at insurance, some national sharing of the risks, to protect the farmer. Farming In the united States of 19441, it must be remembered, is no longer the dominant industry in a rural society. It is an age- ojd, individualistic way of life'which survive* (because it is utterly indispensable) In a highly organized, mass-production age. The political factors—the plain fact that the fanner is potent at the polls, although vulnerable In the market place—being is they arc, there isn't much doubt that farm stabilization is going to continue. The issues, then, boil down realistically to these: <1) tt what level should all of the nation prop up one sector of [he nation economlcaly? (2) At whatever level, how best can the job be done? To our way of thinking, tax-financed support* ihould be gauged above the calamity level ,but below an altitude that would substdlu inefficient farming and encourage "marginal" farmers to bans on. In this respect, some of Secretary Brannin's recent utterances—although not tht essence of his plan—seem more political than sound. For farmers jlvo wish to and can "Injure" themselves at nearer a level of prosperity than of mere urvival, might there not be self-financing methods which could be superimposed upon the t«x-«upported minimum? Here a ao-c*ll»d "Gra»a Root* Plan," evolved in 1945-46 among dirt-farmer circles In the very center of the morn Md wheat country, might reward wider study and discussion. As to how to do the basic job—that li hard to answer briefly or conclusively. A plan which would underwrite farm survival but which dew not add artificial high prices to high taxes »«ems better than one which would not. A plan which would clear outlets (or surpluses by the old, reliable process of letting prices fall to where demand meet* supply looks better than one which would not. far these reasons and some others we art impelled to keep an open and receptlvt mind toward the esMntial approaches (not the political trimmings) of the Brannan plan. One the side of the Aiken provisions ol the Hope-Aiken Act (a Republican-sponsored measure! it should be said that all of its possibilities are not yet understood, nor has any of it had lime for i lair trial. At any rale, if the listener can pare down the current polemics to Just ihese two questions and search for his own answers, he will find more light than if he gets lost in doctrinaire arguments which scl city against country and business agnlnst agriculture. That's our view, anyway. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Ain't Magic Wonderful? SO THEY SAY International Atmosphere Eases, East and West Agree PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Missile Destructor Convinces British; Briefcases Have Variety of Good Uses WASHINGTON (NEA>—The per- Ted Dougherty, an employe of the Department of Agriculture, got curious about the increasing number of government workers who carried briefcases to and from work every day snd decided to make a private investigation of the matter. An honest doubt existed in his mind as to whether all of them were devoted their evening hours to doing office work at home. His spot check turned up some interesting findings. Many government workers actually were taking home work in their briefcases. .But the great percentage of them were carrying lunch. McGrath In Den&nd Earl .J. McGraih, the new U. S. commissioner of education, has moved up next to President Truman as the most sought-after speaker among the government officials. Reason Is that all the vprl- OILE education organizations around the country an ea^er to find out how he stands on the many problems now facing the schools.. His average 15 more than 13 requests per day He can accept only about one or two a week because he insists on writing most of his own speeches—a habit which most officials in Washington quickly get over—and refuses to give the exact same sworn twice. TV Running in the Red FCC Commissioner George E. Sterling gives Ihese estimates of what it costs to run a television station: Construction costs, *2f)0,- feclion of a device known as a destructor Is what sold the British on agreeing to let the U. 8. fire guided missiles over the Bahamas from the Florida coast. When the U. si first approached British authorities on the matter, they quickly asked the first logical questions: "What happen* if one of these missiles happens to go astray? Might it not crash into the islands •nrt kill * lot of people and destroy > lot of property? And won't this be & oonsUnt threat to the Wands?" , The U. S. experts then explained that each guided missile fired would be equipped with a destructor which never failed. The destructor is a device which explodes the k missile when it starts to go off the plotted course. It Is controlled from the ground and detonated by a radio beam. All U takes Is > prtv; of a button. i At lent one person always stands rea-dy to set off the destructor at a firing. He watches the missile itself .in the first few seconds of flight, and when It is out of sight follows it with radar, rezdj at any Instant to blow It to smithareens If it should jet off course. [ Only after British experts saw the destructor used successful!! many times at the proving grounds at White Sands. N. M.. were thpy convinced tha^ ^ would be safe! to fire mluilea over the Bahamas. 000 to »1,000.000. Operating costs last year vailed from $59,000 to $800.000 per telecaster. The average was about »500,000 for the year. A one-hour, dramatic show costs »20,000 to produce. World Series rights last year cost JIW.OOO and Army- Navy football rights cast $18.000. Few of the 63 U.S. television'sta- •tions are operating in the black, but FCC now has 327 applications for new television stations and 522 new radio stations. What it all aVs up to is that existing radio broadcasting stations can't afford to get Into television, but they .also can't aCforci to stay out. "Folding Fin" Rocket Fizzlrs One of the big disappointments of the present weapons research program has been the failure of the folding fin rocket. Rockets fired from airplanes were an extremely effective weapon in World War H- They looked as if they had gieat promise for further development until the 600-mile-per-hour Jet c»me along. Became of their fins the rockets have to be mounted outsidel^he plane. This doesn't work on the jets because of the increased dug created. When someone c.-nne up with the folding fin idea, which would permit firing from a regular round barrel with rockets stored inside the plane, it looked like the answer. This just hasn't worked out. however, and tha. whole approach to the problem will probably be dropped. Sunday School Lesson If one thinks of the earthly life of Jesus as lived in Its Palestinian homeland, the Resurrection was its triumphant climax. It was not only the victory over death, but also the victory over the enemies who had sought to destroy Him. It was the triumph of love and goodness over hate and evil It was the vindication of all that the Master had said, and of all that He had claimed to be. In that sense It was a glorious triumph and climax. But for the world at large Into which Jesus had come—"For this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world" (John 18: 37)—It was not a climax, but a beginning. It was now that He lold His disciples to go 'orth into all the world and preach the gospel [o every creature. In obedience to that great commission, 20 centuries have seen the growth of Christianity. But even greater than the outward power of churches and organizations is the mystic fellowship of all believers, who have taken to themselves the Christian name, and who have sought to live according to the teaching and example of the Master. The evil that Jesus fought, and that crucified Him. is still abroad in the world, seeking to destroy His teaching, setting up other standards, of selfishness, and worldly power, and violence, caring nothing for justice, and mercy, and tight. So great Is this evil, so apparently overwhelming and successful, as i i Ihe violence of war, that it is easy foolishly to underestimate the power of good, the forces of righteousness, and the strength of Christian progress toward what may still be a .far- off goal. But the power and impulse ol Christianity are not In the past. Jesus lives, and is still leading on. He lives and leads In every devout soul whose daily life, no ma-'ter how lowly or great its place and environment. Is attuned to love. He lives and leads in every service for one's fellowmen, many of them no longer bearing the Christian name, but known only where the power and Influence of Christianity have penetrated. He lives and leads in the schools and colleges, many of them the direct product of Christian impulse and organization. He lives and leads m the missionaries, many of them In the world's dark places, literally fulfilling His command; but He lives and leads in those whose duty is In narrow places, performing, it may oe, tasks of drudgery, or the commonplace business of life, not as men- pleasers. but as unto God. - becau««l eed^h'l » By DeWtti I AP Foreign Affairs Moscow's Communist Party on. Pravda reaches the general eon-1 elusion that the Big Four foreign! ministers' conference In Paris has! aided In "easing" the international] atmosphere. We may accept that appraisal! guardedly as correct, I believe, al-§ though we reach the conclusion a different route than pravda. More-1 over, (his easement would seem have been achieved more bee; of what the conference proci __ imply than because of what they! specifically carry out. 1 The atmosphere of the confer-1 ence was that of a truce marking!! a forced halt to the great offensive]! which the Muscovites have wsgedJ since the end of the world war toi extend Communist domination west- 1 ] wards towards the English Channel,L The counter drives by the Westerifl democracies (the Marshall plan, th/l Atlantic pact, aid to Greece and'l \irkey, and so on) have been ef-'-l ective. The ri .ngers of another glo-^l •a! war have receded. Rattle of Isms to Continue So the world does breathe easier!) At the same time it knows—or cer-J' ainly should know—that this Isn' he finish of the conflict of (]••! sins. That will continue, porhapi ong after your time and mine. Bu'!. 0 far as the Western world is con-JI cerned, the Red drive is likely fo)j at lea«t the Immediate future to br • confined largely to fifth rolumijl activities which are aimed at crip. I pling non-Communist countries eco-1 lomlcally and spreading the Retil sni. And meanwhile, as Secretar;*! of State Acheson lold the Senatijl Foreign Relations Committee, RuslL sia Intends to hold onto the ga!n>!| he has made. | President Tmman in his state-} nient abou t the conference Tues-j day found that "genuine progress'! was made toward the conclusion oil a treaty with Austria. He pointe out that during the four years si] .var's end Austria lias been uni. a regime of occupation .although a(j .he first Moscow conference In 194S it was solemnly declared that shf' was to be regarded not ?s an eneO my country but as a Hberatec'i country, the first victim of aggression. Certain soviet claim/ placed obstacles in the way oil speedy conclasion of a treaty. S Mr. Truman said the Auslrlarii people "should be commended fod}| their attitude of patient under-tirl standing throughout the.protracteoall negotiations." T had a -close-up ol^l that attitude in March of '« whenj 1 visited Austria, which then wa* suffering from the scourge of prl-5* """ I m We sing in our • prayer, ,"Jesus Still Leads on" and that prayer has its answer before it Is spoken, for the surest, truest, most hopeful thing in all the world is that Jesus is still leading on. And in a world where there is so much of evil, it is good to know that so many are sincerely and devoutly following in His footsteps. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NZA) -r-Exclu- slvely Yours: Shirley Tempi I do not believe in distinctions between tile sexes either in their privileges and opportunities nor in their duties.—Rep. Frances Bolton (R) of Ohio, advocating selective service for women. V • V To have full employment In America, wage increases must be had to provide the necessmej of life.—R. J. Thomas, assistant to the CIOs director of organization. I never heard of it before. I have devoted all my life to music. But this bc-bop, what is ttv_ Rudolf Blng, new manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. • • • Hundreds of thousands of people in the world would rather have an encyclopedia th»n * deep freeze.—Consignor Fulton J. Sheen. * * * The manpower, the money and the skills that first developed our own country c»me in large part from abroad. But what was started by others gained momentum througb our own efforts.—Pies. Idential assistant John R. Steelman, warning that economic progress of under-developed countries Is primarily tht resi>on*lbilUy of their own people*. By Erskine Jnhnnnn NEA Staff Correspondent 's just- Always completed Warner movie, Sweethearts." has a surprising new litle. "The Story of Seabiscuit." Skulduggery somewhere. (Shirley .hought the picture would be bally- looed as a romantic and adult Tittle Miss Marker." She's burn- Ing but admits. "There's njthinj; I can do about it." f Maureen OUara will make a bid for filmusicals with three song numbers in "Bagdad." She's heen studying seriously for almost three vears and wishes she could have tind > crack at "Annie Get Your Gun." Her mother, who 'was »n opera star, has done mucK of the coaching. Maureen brands^ a.s "ridiculous" those rumors that she and will Price are on the calling It a day. lujii. .^nc jerge of riling on the film riEhts to his Jimmy Walker story. "Beau James." Zanuck has an idea William Lundigan could plav the part. • • • Doris Dav and Dinah shore recorded a duct for Columbia records and solved the billing problem by top billing Dirmh on one si-le and Doris on the other . .'. Herty Lamarr's contract for "Copper Cnnyon" has a tricky clause—"no distant locations." When the com- nanv went on location. Hedy stay- 1 e<l home and the-.v used a double ; for her in long shots. because I was Ihe goat. Whenever we held all Ihe aces, the bidding was opened with two no trump. I won the openlnj lead of the king ol clubs with the »ce. I could have cashed the other three aces, but I Iine«ed the ten of dia- Church Holds 'Drive-In' Services During Repairs RISING SUN. Ind.—<;*">—The Rising Sun Baptist Church collapsed in April while being repaired. So the congregation arranged for drive- in services each Sunday evening during the summer in the town park. The first service sraj attended by bout 201) persons who sat in their arked cars while the Rev. Louis L 3ay conducted services with a :freshmcnt stand as a pulpit. "Now we are all in church," he old his parishoner.s. "Let us respect as if we were in one of the world's lost costly cathedrals. "Let there be no smoking for the ext hour and if you have a chew f tobacco in your mouth please ark it on a stump somewhere Nothing will disturb it, not even a illy goat. After the service is over ou can go back and get it." McKENNEY ON Bv William F. MrKrnnrj Amrrira's Can! Authority Wriltfn for SEA Service A conplc of fellows, report John Brown, were talking! ab'nit tht M-CI-M nension plan. One said: "Isn't it wonderfj—they ri , mi put monev away for you wd you I f OUT A CCS I (tn'C fl.irt getting It back when'you're 65." I "But how do you get to »c 65 at M-o-M?" asked the other.! "Overnight " was the quick rcplv THIe F1»M Another battle romlnir up .Inhn Oaifietd anrl Bob Roberts fill film "American In Paris." M>G-M Is preparing a film with tbe same tlllc. Roberts claims priority. Hetlrwood influence in;a local real estate advertisement: 'Tor Salt—Movie Star's Wolh»r> flome." •T tolti yon week.' aeo about Ihe censor* elvine .special dlsjwimtiiin 10 sf-O-M lo u«c tile, word "Nuts" Jin "Baltlrground" because Hint u,is M«J.-Gen Anlhony McAuliflt's reply to the Germans who suttoeit- ed surrender at Bastogne. "Bu:." savs writer Robert Plrosh. "seve-al other 'Nut*' were cut out of Hie scriot because Ihcy were not hs- 'Nuts' " Only One Trick! I found mysef sittinsr across the table from Scatlergood Baines the other day — pardon me. I mean Wendell Holnip.v We were playing auction bridge. Holmes claims there are still more people playing auction bridge than contract. Holmes, who is heard on many diflerent radio shows every week, got his start doing 30 shows a week for S20 a week, for a long time I have U-tened to his "Scattergood Baines" .show, and Holmes l.s every- th.ns yon would expect Scuttergood Bainr* 'o be. The part come.s na- turallv to him. he .says because IE remind.-; him of his grandfather, whom IIP admires very much, and who is still active although 86 years old. tlolmo.s is also Dr. Watson In the Monday night Sherlock Holmes sertr,-. i I lold Holmes about this famous j auction bridge hand, which w«s ;n Ihe Masonic Temple in Tot »nd otin rowler art hue- ! Cliveland, O., » yw« a*o. 1 know, 4,1 1076S V973 • QI097J 6 None *43 + None M W E + KQJ10 ^ 9854,12 Oeoler South 2N. T. * A 9 4 3 » A 5 -I 2 « A862 + A Auclion « K.Q8 2 S » K.I *7« Went \orth f.iM Pass Pass Pass Openinf— *5C tt aionds, and East won with the Jack. He returned a club. On the tenth club I was down to three aces and I had to make a dls- cird. I discarded the ace of diamonds. West led a diamond, East won it with the king a nd I had to rcnke another discard, I guesscc wtong, and my four aces took tile grand total of one trick. fS Years Ago In Harry Carter Farr. son of Mr and: Mrs. Russell Farr had 30 o his Iriends Friday afternoon to ccl cbrac his sixth birthday. In th conttsts Ann Vollmer, Donna Wun derlch. Billy Appleby and Barbara Chtlt won prizes. Favors of rubbe bailsmen strings were presented t all tie guests and after two hour of gjVnes. Ice cream and birthda cnke pas served by his mother a.s sister! by his grandmother Mrs. T H Hiynes. Mr.\ anf 4 Mrs. Tom L. Heatoi have is their guest, Mrs. Heaton moth*', Mrs. W. S. Copeland an her iter, Mrs. W. L. Scott Union City. Tenn. Mr. nd Mrs. Russell Phillips i Charld S. Lemons have gone I CrUcajp to DM 'air and will to rom there to Detroit to the Nat onal Rotary Convention. vation and was hamstrung by occupation. , .. Cause for Kncnuragement " I had a long talk with Dr. Renner, president of the provision-^ al government. Our conversatioi dwelt largely on world peace,'; ini It Is worthy of note that'he amon? those nominated for thJ 1949 Nobel.peace prize,-.which Is, ye(| to be awarded. T saw Dr. Renncn just a'ler Winston Churchill's fa-{ molls "Iron Curtain" speech iri Missouri and Renner voluntarily commented: ''We have one main sorrow—jt now aroused by the disoute between Churchill and Stalin. The unity the world is our life, and the of unity would be the end of ^ tria. ... I hope that there wiHj| be agreement between the Weste™'" allies and Russia. I hope that the agreement Austria will not forgotten. . , . "As soon as our Internationa^ status is fixed we want to be member of the U.N."and take ud friendly relations with all nations]] . . . We are absolutely for peace.'!] 'Well, president Truman says "w« have reason to hope that before the end of the year the treaty mivlpi| be signed." If and when that hap-|Hi| py signing take* place, Austria^ should become a steadying Influ-jll cnce in Kurope. She wants to be^ j; friendly with both the Russian bloc! 3j and the Western nations, thoust* she has no eaning towards Communism, since she Is highly religious. And religion with communism. doesn't mi* Read Courier News Wknt Adi. 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