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PAGE SIX BT,TT7TKVIU,K (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRTOAT, 'APRHi 28, 1981 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Heprescntalives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at Die post- office at Blylhcville, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or «nj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 ntr year, >150 for six months, 11.25 (or three months; by mall ouWdc 50 mile zone. H2.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations In righteousness shall thou be established: thou shall IK? far from oppression; for thou shall not fear: anil from terror; for il Khali not come near (her.—Isalali 54:14. * * * We must be afraid ot neither jioveily tior exile nor imprisonment; of foiii" itself only should we be afraid.—Epictctus. Barbs Telling (.he truth seems lo he the best way of throwing some wives ccmipleLcly off Ihe track. * * * Knjoy the tilings you Ihink you dislike and ymi'll have a lot mure happiness. * * * Blue and violet lights stop liciiclnchcs, snys an optometrist. Reel Ifglits often cause them. + * * A soda clerk on the tust Inherited $10,000,. Who says he's H jerk? * * # Adding insult to injury, the black sheep hi the family nlso w often made the goal tor everything. Why Not Moke Youth Week an Annual Affair? Tomorrow begins Blylhevillc's first Boys and Girls week under sponsorship of the city's Rotary Club ami we offer the hope that it is the beginning of long series of such programs which will put deserved emphasis on the community's youth. Not Dial BJ.vfheville has not bce;i youth cotisciouB in the past. It has. But this program affords another opportunity for the adult citizens to tell the young people, "Sure, we know you are the most important people in this town." Practically all the special "clays" (career, recreation, church, etc.) can and are being developed into worthwhile programs in time. The career day would be especially valuable lo the young peo- pie. Again we express the hope that the Rotarians will see fit to sponsor this program annually with nil eye toward expanding il every year. Presidential Primary Would Offer True Choice At a recent news conference President Truman dropped a remark about wishing we could have a direct national primary for the selection of presidential nominees. No one can be sure that the President meant what he said, since he gets pretty flippant in those bouts with the press. Hut it might well be argued that there is some sound sense in lit!" nropo- siiion. hi unly 10 states of the 48 is there now a "jire.-idenlial" primary, and in several of those IG the popular expression of seniiim-nt is purely advisory instead o! binding on the delegate's to the national convention. The other 32 states select delegates in state conventions, where the people's voice- is heard only indirectly. Anyone who mideistands the workings of l-'olilii-.s Unows that stale party conventions are largely under the cou- Irol of the party machinery. The slate of delegates which emerges from such conclaves is in almost every instance the product of party orgaiii/ation decisions. The successful rebellions against organization control are relatively rare. Actually, the convention method of choosing delegates, representatives and even nominees is a carry-over from earlier American history. It reflects the compromise made l>y the Founding Fathers between those who wanted true democracy and those who feared too direct expression of the popular will. Gradually this fear lessened, and machinery was established to give the people closer control over selection of their representatives. Only n few decades ago senators were still being chosen for nomination by state convention; now they are picked in direct primaries. The primary method finally began to be adopted in the presidential race as well, though its application there is still sharply limited. But insofar as it does help to measure genuine popular sentiment as to candidates, it must be counted a gain. The present primary system is handicapped not only by limited application hut by certain attitudes that have grown up around it. As is evident in the current campaign, (here seems lo he H notion, for example, that the "favorite son" principle should operate in stales where a leading political figure is a candidate. In other words, it is contended that Ihe home state candidate should be conceded his own territory without a fight. Senator Taft has indicated he will not go into California where Gov. ICnvl Warren has declared. Warren docs not intend to invade Ohio, though Harold Slassen declines to observe this gentlemen's agreement and hence he is going into Tafl's bailiwick and possibly Warren's. Bui can't it be fairly argued that this hands-off policy in favorite-son states simply nullifies the value of the .priniiiry? Of what purpose is a resort to the polls if there is lo be no real contest among Ihe leading contenders? Whal does it prove if Warren lakes California or Taft wins Ohio without a real test,? seems'about as significant as a "yes" vote in Moscow, where (here are no opposition choices on (he ballot. If there lire logical grounds why senators and representatives should be nominated in direct primaries but presidents should not, they ought lo be heard. The people are supposed to be sovereign, and it is a little, difficult to see how they can be when they have normally so small a voice in the choice of major parly nominees for their highest office. The New Washington Skyline Views of Others To Be an American Five years ngo a pcmiiless- Dp from Poland landed in America. He hadT Uitoocd number on his lefl arm—Ihe serial number of a slave in a Nnzi concentration cnni|>. He spoke no English. He nnd ins wife were given $90 a month on which lo live until tlicy could begin to take care ot themselves. Tiic other cljiy L,eon Jolson slood ui) in a Brooklyn federal coml nnd was made an American citizen. In the intervening years, he has nc- quirert a daughter, nged 3, n home, R business— and a deep gratitude lo the United Stntcs of America. In token of hLs gratitude, he celebrtned his becoming nn American by presenting in the federal building where he hnd just taken the oath of citizenship, « check for $10,000 to Columbia University, The money is lo go for two fellowships to he given to refugees or displaced persons qualified lo go ahead with their studies at Columbia. The check is Rood. loo. For Leon Jotson is head of the Nccchi Sewing Machines sales CorjxM'a- tion, which he himself oi^nnixcd. He expects to grow SIO.000,000 in 1952. Jolson is 38. And yet you hear Americans mourn that the last frontier is Rone, and Hint nobody has a chance any more. — Dallas Morning News SO THEY SAY Peter Edson's Washington Column — Solid GOP 'Old Guard' in South Alarmed bv Eisenhower Boom WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The precinct level and gain control of i GOP was inn in Washington. Tatt-ELsenhower battle for the Re- party machinery in open elections.! publican presidential nomination is [Though trying to maintain the tic- developing a beautiful preliminary. tion that they were all political bout for control of the Grand Old | amateurs, the Eisenhower people - WHFN THF Elsenhower bcon al j- came alongi D ^ RcpuhUcans want Party's machinery in the South. Up until the Eisenhower boom got hot, Uiis entrenched, stand-pat organization had been conceded to be Senator Tail's private domain. HLs managers have worked hard to deliver the South's 200- odd delegate votes for Taft at the Chicago convention. The Eisenhow- I'eter Kilson in o v e in e nt inspired ft number cf substantial citizens in the South to start a clean- tip of the Republican party's local machines. Success of this move- most. offers the South the best Chance it has ever had to achieve a real two-party system. Ty p lea I of how cut r en ched the Republican Old Guard has become in the South is the fact that Perry \V. Howard, Mississippi Negro leader and National Committeeman, is new dean of the GOP National Committee. JOB OF TIIK Eisenhower backers in the South has been to gain voice nnd at lenst an equal break In Republican state organizations This is the fight now going on in Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi and the District of Columbia. In Florida, so alarmed was the GOp Old Guard machine under C C. Spades that the state convention \vas held several weeks ahead of the scheduled date, before the El- senhower crowd couW get organized This country's economy can be greatly strengthened if we (American bankers) . . will develop an unproved acquaintance with the people and inspire . . . leadership for the public. I suggest the slogan: "Every person with a banker he can call his own."—W. Harold Brcnton, president, Stale Bunk of DCS Molnes, la. * * # The Administration policy ... is leading us toward a Communist state with as dreadful ccr- IflhHy as though the leaders of the Kremlin were charting our course.—Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur. * * * Military men will never admit at any time that they have enough men to do the Job, but 1 believe the NATO forces are growing to the point where that objective Is possible.—Lester B. Pearson. Canadian foreign minister. * - * » I didn't believe she actually v,ns going to turn. She was the first woman driver I ever saw who turned the same direction she signaled.—William H. McGibbon, of Wisconsin, explaining a car collision to police. * * * It (billiardsi is just the right kind of sport for women. You movt every part of the body, all the muscles, and it keeps the body beautiful,— Ma.sako Kalsura, Japanese female cue star. have been fairly successful in these grass roots wrestling matches. In the District of Columbia, however, 'the local ELseiihow?r-for- President people have been taking a terrible beating. Bui. because this scrap among Republican factions in Washington is said to be so typical of the GOP in-fighting in the southern states, it has become a national story. • • * DISTRICT OF Columbia now ates six delegates to the Republican national convention, though District of olnmbia citizens rate no vote in the November election. Control of the District of Columbia Republican "state" committee hus always been tightly held. It was more like an exclusive Republican club. The members kept control largely as a matter of prestige, and ran things to suit themselves. Some preciucts had a.s few us. 30 registered Republicans. Their race tin; were semi-secret, or else meeting nc-tices would get lost or delayed in the mails. In the 1048 campaign there was one story of a preciuct meeting called for a private residence out 10th Street. N.W. When, a few Independent Republicans showed up for the meeting, the maid who came to the door told them there must be -some mistake—this was a private dinner party. Hut enough of the irregulars showed up to hold nn imlignatici niectiiiK on the sidewalk. They outnumbered the guests inside at the dinner party, and so stalled to hold As a result, Ike got only one dele- their own precinct meelin tlv gate in Florida. I curbstone. When the hostess frsAine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOOLYWOOD — (NEA — Guys Yours." nd Dolls: "I'll go on making washbucklers for my own corn- any. But In my outside pictures, want 'to do things that .will help ne as an actor against the time hen I have to umplng around." I have to give up all this " Burt Lancaster, at 38, explaining Is reason for biting off a chunk 1 solid drama in Hal Wallis' Come Back, Little Sheba" and oncealing hts muscles under a nisincss suit for a change. "Anyhow," he continued, "I don't nrierstand people who talk about Hurt Lancaster type of picture. 've done a variety of roles. I remember when I went to Columbia with 'The Flame and the Arrow.' hey weren't Interested in making llch a film and told me they want- d a Lancaster tyj>e of picture — ke 'The Killers. 1 "Not too long ago, I went buck to It's been kept a secret that Dana Andrews is turning over the $100.000 he's being paid by Columbia for "Assignment - Paris" to Producer Sam Ooldwyn as the price Jor his freedom from a Goldwyn contract. \ But Dana slipped me the news and added: "I'm reaching the age at which 1 cnn't aford to make mediocre movies. You can't blame a producer for wanting to get an actor oft the books if there's a chance for a loan-out for him. But It's bad for liie-^actor most of the time. I've been under contract to Goldwyn for 12 years. I think that's a record for a Goldwyn star. We're parting good friends." As he sees his future: "I have enough money so lhat I don't have lo do a picture In nrdcr to keep ral- inc. If I can't e-et fop jrrade movies, I won't do any. Ilolyu-ood's Columbia with an idea for a tender i in*, rot-boilers don't" boil" the" pot tory about parents and children.! any more." The same executive howled that the • • • tudlo was only interested in a typ- cal Lancaster picture. 'Like what?' asked. 'Why,' bristled the execu- ive. 'like the 'Flame and the Ar- •ow,' of course.' " Monica Lewis, a new movie gorl- dess. whispered the "bad" news bout her career—she's losing pots and pots of money as a flicker ovely. Her show business pals got the (tea that Monica was being offered ?t. Knox and Bing Crosby's money iclt when Hollywood Pied Pipered ner ri»ht out of night club star- brains: " do me something," sexy Marilyn Monroe shrugced. "I'm a bookworm and proud of it!" Marilyn adores Tohtoy and Dos- to»«vsky. totes pround a worn cony of Rnfner Maria Rilke's "Letters To a Yo'.ins Poet" and admitted on the "Darling, I Am Growing Younger" set: "Sure. I'm a book eirl. But I'm not an intelectual and I'm not in,^.' J tcrested In being one. I read be-* 3 " \ cause I want to expand as milch and grow ns much as I can." Mnrilyn on mixing glamour and doni: But now, a little over a yeir ater. Monica is confessing: "I make a third of what I used In make in nlsht clubs alone. That's not countimr what I used to gel in radio, TV and recordings. I wanted to be a movie actress, tlial's all. I had la choose between making lii-f money and doing what I Invert best. It was an emotional kinij of decision and I won't make any claims lo be- Ing intelligent. All I know Is IKat It's emotionally satisfying." Her current chore: A nice role in MOM's "Everything I Have is best opening lead — the -seven of clubs. East took two club tricks with the ace 'and queen, and then led a third club for West to ruff. West next led the five of hearts, and East won with the East now had a problem. If South still had a heart. East should cash the ace of hearts before leading his last club. If East hud no more hearts. East's best play was to lead his last club at once. How could East tell what the true situation was? Obviously. West had led his 1 fourth-best heart. After the play of the first heart, trick, East knew that West still had the queen-jack-eight of hearts (the only unseen hearts that were higher than the card thnt West had led). East didn't know •who held the four of hearts. After all. South might have dropped the six of hearts even if he held both the six and the four. One or two of the English experts tried to cash the ace of hearts. South thereupon ruffed w : ith a low spade, drew trumps with the ace nnd king, and ran the rest of the tricks. The ng to support him began to m interest in local politics. Amon :hcm, L,, Corrin Strong of Stron. foundation and a young ex-Hoosie lawyer, Robert E. McLaughlit president of the D.C. ike club. They immediately rnn into stone wall opposition from the regula machine, headed by another law yer. Joseph C. McGarraghy. Th regulars had the machine grease :o send six Taft delegates to Ch cago. They controHed registratio and held the voting lists secre They wrote the rules, which hadn been revised since 191C. Eisenhower supporters, dcmanc ed four reforms: 1—Use of pub! buildings, instead of private horn and offices, for registering voter 2—Secret ballot for electing precinct committeemen and delegates to the D.C. GOP convention. 3— Open registration of new voters. 4—The usual privilege of posting watchers at the registration and the voting booths, SO FAlt, the Eisenhower people haven't won a single one of their demands. The McGavraghy machine has broadened registration rules a little. But the city of Washington has been completely retiis- trieted, with precincts gerrymandered to give the regulars every advantage in coming precinct elections. The McGarragivy machine has announced it will open the rcgts-jWest was thereby marked with a "I don't think men prefer dumb cirls. lint thrv's ntil looking for i"l»l!ec<nals, either." It's take It or leave stuff, but Peter Lind Hayes and Mary He^ly have decided not to let Hollywood or Broadwav ever split them up again ns n team! If other husbands and wives can work together, so can Peter and Marv, who are In double harness ns the stars of "The 5000 Finscrs of Dr. T." and are already talking about another co-starring film for Producer Stanley Kramer. Peter on his flop In UTs "The Senator was Indiscreet" back m 1947 (nlavwright George S. Kaufman, WilHim Powell and Nunnally Johnson flopped right alone with P"f»r): "Yon Ret a>-tremendous buildup as a comedy star In the tast, then Hcllywood brings you out to play x straight role. T did nothing but onen rfoors in the rjichire. People. sp'r). 'Rev anybody rnulfl hare r>lay-r" ert that mrt,' and they were right. The Tileturc was Pood. T thrrcht, but it was barlly limed. Our gr>rc- rrnmpnf was no longer funny when H was released." successful defenders read tiie true situation by rather subtle reasoning. If West had held only four hearts headed by queen-jack, he would have led the queen as an indication that the defense had a chance to win two heart tricks. The fact that he led the five of hearts (instead of the queen), indicated that West expected only one defensive trick in the suit. In short, Stategy of the Eisenhower people! saw what was going on. she finalli lias been to get organized »t the' invited them in. That's how the affairs. tration lists, but only lifter it has aligned all tile registered voters to their new precincts. In spite of all these handicaps, the Eisenhower faction hopes it can muster enough strength to take over, or nt least win an equal voice in District of Columbia Republican Sunday School Lesson — Uy W. K. Gilroy, I). II. Written for NEA Service The love of God wns deeply ingrained in Jewish religion nnd worship, and was ut the very heart of the faith and experience of the dc- x-out souls in Israel. In the synagogue the recitation of the "shema." consisting of verses '1 to 9 in Deuteronomy 6 had a place similar to the regular use of the Lord's Prnycr in Christian churche.^ todny. We do not know just how. or at what time, the consciousness of His M^-smhship and divine mission may have become a reality to thr- Mastcr. In the normal life ot the boy Jesus growing up in Nazareth, attending the synagogue "as His custom was" (Luke 4:161, I have often inglit ot the thrill with which s 12-year-old tad must have ity religion and religions experience is not merely a port of life; it un. ricrlics and dominates (lie whole life of the true believer and disci- I pk\ Tiic typical prnyer to God of ' the devout Israelite was. 'Search me '. and know 7 my heart: try me and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in inc. and lead • nie in the way everlasting" (Psalm i 139:23. 2-1). And a typical Christian precept is. "Whether therefore ye eat or , drink, or whatsoever ye do. do nil to t!ic clory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31). But what it means to love God depends not only upon man's \^hole-heartett sincerity: it depends. also, upon man's conception of God whom he loves. The pal JACOBY ON BRIDGE British Boldness Paid Dividends By OSWALD .TACOBY Written for SKA Service Few American experts would raise to l\vo hearts freely on the West cr.rds in the hand shown today. Whrn the hand was played in an English tournament recently, however, several bold Britons took action with the West cards Instead five-card holding in hearts. The succeraful defense therefore was to lead back the last club This was bound to produce another trump trick. If South ruffed low- West would over-ruff with the ten If South ruffed high,' either the queen or the teti of spades would win a defensive trick later on. 75 y<?tir.t In Blytheville — Checker-playing has been outlawed in the City Hall. The Red Cross paid a J105.000 flood bill in Mississippi County during the past winter, it was revealed todty. Mrs. W. L. Homer has been elected president of the Lunge PTA. It was announced tcday that Butane Gas Co., of Ijittlc Rock, will open an office in this city. of spinocli. Popular Pairs Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 3 Large spider 1 and mouse •1 Thick and 8 His and 12 Eggs 13 Italian capital 4 Trailing skirt part 5 Musical instrument iiscd in bands 6 Likenesses 7 Bird's beak 8 and obey .U|S US. do love the Lord Thy God Vtth "aU thy! -™* '"ore to love a God. who heart, and with all thy soul, and [ " mff " " '-Ove. with all thy might." i lo ' ovc God Is to love God's I have no doubt that in the syna-j "eaturrs. The Apostle John puts it ^.isiie service, a.s in mir Christian] 1 " "is Epistles. "He that loveth not services, there were many to whom knowct not God: for Ood is love." the worship wns conventional and! a world this might be. It format, to whom Ihe recitation was the ptcat multitude of those, both ft mere exercise in the order of;-lews nnd Christians, who profess worship. To a dc*\oui and sensitive soul, however, the words were nn invitation to a vast aud limitless experience, involving all that mail was. and all that man could be. Whal it means lo love God is emphasized in the very nature of the command to love God with all lo cherish the truth of the Bible really put what It means to love God into their daily lives! I've always done what (my wife) tells me. Marriage is one of the subtler forms of tyranny—impon- thc Ti cart .""and" soul, "and " might, t derable but effective.—Sir Thomas Both In Judaism and in Christian- ' Beecham, British conccrtmaster. zs NORTH 4> J83 V 102 •»KQJ4 + K1042 WEST EAST(D) A 10 5 2 *Q6 VQJ854 VAK973 » 963 » 87 + 75 + AQ93 SOUTH 4AK97* • A 10 5 t + J86 Both sides vul. Ea.a South West North IV I* 2V(!> 2* 3V 3* Piss P»» .Pass Opening lead—+ 7 of passing, ' The result, in this case, was good. South was pushed to three spades, which could be set If the defense was very accurate. I am not suggesting that American? copy the English bidding style, but I do think that they will find an interesting point In the defense. At some tables West madt hU 15 Through 16 Pentose sugar 18 Removing 20 Removed Ihe skeleton 21 Sister 22 Pitcher 24 Poker slake 26 Russian ruler 27 He and 30 Paris stock exchange 32 Gave a tenth 34 Evergreen 35 Nautical rope 36 Exclamation ST Mast 39 Church recess 40 Lead p«IIet 41 Drink slowly 42 Struck 45 Educational fee 49 Dying 51 American humorist 52 Russian sei S3 and .the shamrock 54 Give and 55 Narrate S8 Moistens 57 Elders (ab.) VERTTCAl. 1 Contend 2Stat« on snow 17 European peninsula 19 Prosecutors 23 Bread and •24 Father (Arsmaic) 25 and the Ark 26 Musical time 27 Ships' tonnages 28 and eggs 29 Rim 31 Girdles 33 Characteristic 48 Seines 33 Dress 50 Chop W and yet •) I and symbols 42 Petty quarrel 43 Simple 44 Spoken •16 One 47 Legal hearing

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