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9 Jim StX LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAT, MAY 29, 1980 BLYTHEVUJJt COURIER NEW1 ma OOOHIZR NEWS oo. H. W. RAINES, Publlcher BABBT A. HAINES, AMlitant Publish*! A A. IfUDIUCKBON, AuadaU Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtbiDf U&n«««r •ol* N»tlon»l Advertising Representative*: ir«lli«t Witmer Oo, New York, CMo«o. Dttrett m...^ Memphis. Mend u «ecood cUu nutter *t th« pot*- »t Blytherille, Arkuuu, under act at COD- Oetotai », l»H. Member of The Auaclated Pre*« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: *1 arrter In the city ol Blythevlil* or »nj Mbuibtai town wher« carrier cervlc* U miin- Uined, 30e per week, or »5c per month By mail, within * radius ot 50 mile» M.OO pel »*«r, WOO for ill months. $1.00 (or three monltu; •r null outside 60 milt une, (10,00 per jtu p*r*blt lo tdvane*. Meditations Put on therefore, u the elect of Cod, holj and beleved, bowels of merdei, kindnesi, hum- bkntu of mind, meekness, longsufferini;—Col- MtUru 3:12. ' • . * * • Whatever obscurities may involve religious teneU, humility and love constitute tne essence of true religion; the numble Is formed to adore, the loving lo associate with eternal love.—Lavater. Barbs A fisherman In Tokyo pulled In a knapsack full ofl 00-yen notes. We've neard ol a yen tor iiihing, but never of ItsninE for yen. . * * * Some slickers Keep you trim on rainy days— othera trim you any old day. . ' . « * • Misery lovss company If you don't count, the lolk who drop In right at dinner time. ' - ' * * * Th« M«on h here when men fish and lit •boat—ihelr <Uh. • * * * Tounit men are people who ask a girl's father for her hand so they can put It In dish- wmter. Democrats Have No Patent On the 'American Dream' President Truman says he wants the Republican Party to be a healthy op- »ition force. But it's not clear from this that he's entirely gold on an effective two-party system. The President currently is casting himself in the role of the nation's No. 1 booster. He is talking in glowing terms of the country's future. But he tells the people this future I* only realizable through the Democratic Party which he heads. His party, h« says, is the party of the American dream—the repository of all our great hopes. According to Mr. Truman, this is not only tue now; it has always been •o- • If the President is right, what is left for "the Republicans? The American nightmare? Apparently Mr. Truman conceives of an opposition party as one which merely «hall serve as a check upon the mistakes and excesses of a continuously dominant Democratic Party. It's hard to read any other meaning into his words. - But tolerance of a "loyal opposition" is not endorsement of the two-party system. It's one-party talk and nothing else. A second party which is not qualified to hold power itself and is not rated worthy of advancing the American dream is not an effective contributor to two- party government. It's a strange outlook that assumes members of an opposition party should be allowed to do everything but hold office. Yet that's the logic of Mr. Truman's insistence vhat all hope lies with the Democrats. He isn't alone in this kind of thinking, either. Many national figures follow a similar line. One need not defend any particular Republican, or the Republican Party at any particular time, t(, insist upon equal access to power Cor the GOP—or any second party of major strength. The American dream is not the private preserve of the Democratic Party. It belongs to the whole people. They should be able to exercise their right of free choice between political parties, policies and men without forfeiting that dream. to take Lie's word. Certainly we're not going to get a chance to make a saliva test." ,lf Stalin is actually in good shape, that still leaves some unanswered questions. Why did Soviet propagandists fake a picture of him voting at the recent Russian elections'.' Why didn't he make his usual election-eve address to the people? ' Maybe, of course, he was suffering from nothing more than a bad cold —or virus X, if that is allowed behind the Iron Curtain. For the Communist myth is rooted in the infallibility of the Soviet leaders. Ilness is a human imperfection that cannot be acknowledged. It comes to light only when they die. Views of Others Radical Invasion of the Business Office Another Invasion ot amlncss L? put on record j by the National Labor Relations Board In an order to a Rochester firm lo sliow Its payrolls to a union. The holding is that a union is entitled lo the names, positions rates of pay, etc,, us a basis for negotiations on wages. An added gesture was to the effect thai a non-union em- ploye can also demand access to the books. This appears as a fairly violent departure from American business practices. Heretofore, employment, pay and position have been matters between the employer and employe; the managers of • business were assumed to have a right to conduct their own affairs and were not required to be at the mercy of payroll snoopers, sea lawyers and agitators. Now, it seems, anybody who wants to know aU about what the boss is doin? merely has to complain to the government. We do not sec how tills is any great advantage ^o the workers as a whole or helps in cordial relations. This new move Is an adriert Item In the tendency to make it appear that the employer is always an oppressor, ap.d mi.lsl be checked and doublechecked by the walking delegates, the government sleuths and almost anybody else who may exhibit the requisite curiosity and nffrontcry. In other words, no man who has a payroll to meet is entitled to attend to his own business; Tom, Dick and Harry are preferential supervisors. —TUL5A (Okla.) world After All, Stalin Means 'Man of Iron' Trygve Lie's visit to Premier Stalin in Moscow may or may not prove to Vie a step toward ending the cold war. But one thing is sure: It docs seem to squelch at least for awhile the rumors that -Stalin is in desperately poor health. Lie says he found the Russian dictator "just as healthy and lively as he waa in 1046." Unless the UN secrelary- sencral was looking at a double or R Stalin primed with dnifs, we'll have Fixing for a Day of Reckoning Arkansas tins been having the most prosperous peiiod in its history. Yet ouv state welfare rolls have grown by leaps and boutids. The number of age pensioners is double what'it was only a lew years ago. They increased by nearly 10,000 since May ol last year—to a 65.487 total. By no logic this side of a tne tit al hospital can record prosperity be reconciled with swelling expenditures for relief. Some people are just tired of hoeing their own row Man; children. arc foisting .aged parents on (he public lor support. It Is a.sjiamefu] record. And ArkansaiTis just a tiny part of this drive In every state and in Washington to make the industrious care not only foi the old but also for the lazy and thriftless. Even social groups that are doing well • temand handouts. We favor helping deserving age and distress. But that isn't enough Millions want this country to be made In a loafers' paradise. Let them mull over Harold Stnssnn's warning: Every attempt to create a loaler's paradise has ended in a dictator's hell, —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say Something's Happening in the Shipping Room Icelandic Ponder Yumping Frog DOCTOR SAYS Too many take too little exercise or none at all, especially during the winter. Their muscles and circulation lack the stimulation which Is •> ..... iri«ri hv exercise. Often they make » second mistake by starting *,„, ^ti Uij tii'si [Jieuvuiii ui»> L,. , spring by trying to make up for lost time. Three or four sets of strenuous tennis after seven or eight months ol deslt work, can be most undesirable. How much exercise al person Peter Edson's Washington Column — Congressional Probe to Ask: 'Is RFC Too Easy a Banker' ~s WASHINGTON — (NEA1 — Reconstruction Finance Corporation's 537,000.000 loan to Lustrori prefabricated housing corporation antl $4,000.000 loan to Walthnm Watch Co. are now being investigated by Congress. W a 1 In am has now closed down and LiUstron is being lorecloscd for sale to the highest bidder. Arkansas Sen. J. : William Fulbrlght's Banking subcommittee will hold public hearings on both cases ns soon BDSON' its investigators can prepare them. These new hearings will be follow-ups on the Fulbrifiht subcommittee's Investigation of RFC's $15.100,000 loan to Texmass petroleum Co of Dallas. An interim report on this transaction will be released. "All this investigation is. water over the dam," arimit.s Senator Ful- can be licked up and saved. But if I would be appointed for stagger some w.y can be found to lighten terms of three years each. ed operations, the senator believe similar bad loans may be avoidei in Ihe future. By'June I, Senator Fulbright hopes to have a report on all RFC opei-aions ready for the Senate. This'nay not give Congress time to amcfl RFC legislation th'ls year. But omething may have to be done soonbecause the terms of office for nil JFC directors expire on June 30. Tils ball-up results from action by Congress in 1048. RFC wasn't renjy Investigated then, though its poicies were under criticism. Cqn- g/;ss merely extended the life of fl-'C till June 30, 1054. plus another tvo years for liquidation, if it was then decided that should be done. Tie terms of the five directors were e:tendcrl for two years, i No Personal Charges Ajfalnst i . Directors ' For service after June 30. the President is expected Eo nominate two directors for one year terms, more for two years and one bright. Nothing that has been split for three years. After that directors should take to maintain tne best possible health Is not easy to say. However, the strenuous athletics which Is all right for a young man of 13 or 20 can harm the rapidly growing boy of 13 or the man of 40. Age is one of the factors to take Into consideration when considering exercise. The greatest amount of physical exertion can undoubtedly be taken by you tig men in full maturity, usually from about 18 to 25. Even at these ages, however, it is possible to overdo, especially for the man who is hot "In training." Also as one correspondent recently wrote , me, scholastic sports should be for amusement and not so strenuously conducted as to injure the heart, After the lale 20's there Is a gradual decrease in the tolerance to strenuous physical exertion, though, of course, the ability is tremendously Influenced by practice and "condition;" The sex also Influence!! the amount and kind of physical exercise desirable. There are certain types of exercise which women can stand better thati men. For example, most women can stay In cold water longer than men because they have a larger amount of fat under the skin which serves as insulating material. The muscles of women, however. are not as a rule so well developed as those of men and their organs are so arranged that certain types of physical exertion are frequently undesirable and can cause difficulty. WATCH HKA.RT TROUBLE The general health of the individual Is an obvious but frequently overlooked factor In deciding whal exercise Is best. In practically al Present directors are Chairman Harley Hise. Walter I.. Dunham, ^^.^.^ ... ^_ u . ^.* ^...^ v .^.,..j „, Harvey J. CHmderson and William | forms of heart disease the amount B> SIGRID ARM: AP Forfljn Affairs An.llyst (for DeWITT MicKENZIE) Today I want to tell you a llttls "one world" story from the Brelton Woods Conference of July. 1944. It's about the gentle, blue-eyed men and women who made up the Icelandic delegation to the meeting up In New Hampshire where World Bank and fund were set U' !The problems were compile .md for a month delegates and press alike worked both day and nlgnt. But one evening the U.S. Suite Department called a halt and put on an American movie. I sat with the big pink-cheeked President of the Bank of Iceland. We chatted before the picture. By Mark Twain "Miss Arne," he said, "I am now going through your magnificent American literature. Right now I am doing Mark Twain." 1 said: "Oh, fine. Do you know The Celebrated Jumping Krog ol Calaveras County'?" He puckered his brows a little and said. "The yumping frog I :now But. the yoke I cannot see." 7 questioned him and found he was disturbed (hat Americans would augh over a fraud. Remember the tory tells about a country frog race n which one of the best frogs Is ;lven a diet of buck-shot to make ilm lose the race. Yoke Not Funny My Icelandic friend didn't think hat was funny. So I explained that we were really laughing because the man had gone U> so much trouble or such a little gain, that in Ameria the same sort o/ hard work, if a man had big vision, would get him o much more. So we were only aughing at stupidity. My friend looked relieved. His :aith In the United States had apparently been restored. . ^ A few nights later he and the tWl of his delegation asked me shyly :o go to the tap-room with them ieforr, dinner and drink a toast to Iceland. Iceland's Birthday It turned out this was the little republic's first birthday. It had gained its freedom from Denmark iust the year before, during the war. They told of their land, which makes much of Its income by shlp- E. Wlllett A fifth" director, Henry A. Mulligan, resigned April 30 and nas not been replaced. Senator Fulbright makes no personal charges against any of these men. There is no indication, ot fraud or dishonesty. There is no desire to of exercise has to be decreased. Exercise after an illness or operation must be approached gradually as the muscles have become flabbj and need to be reconditioned. The Influence of the genera physical condition is obvious am smear anyone with a lot of Me Car- should, therefore, always be one thys that can't be proved. In general, however, there is some belief in Congress that RFC has been too subject to political pressure In making loans. There is criticism that RFC has not been a tough enough banker. Senator Fulbright cites several examples. He mentions how hard ft is to get a $1,000,000 appropriation through Congress. Yet RFC makes big loans by brief announce' of the items weighed In choosin what kind and amount of exercls* to indulge in. 75 Years Ago Today The highest ranking ttudent In the senior class of the Gulf Coas Military Academy was the hono won by Charles Langston, son o ments after ' closed hearings. At Mr. and Mrs. C. C. L»ngston least, thinks the senator, they. has just arrived home from Gulf should be made to file full state-] Port, Miss. ments of justification for every See F.nSON on Tage 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersktne Jamison NKA Staff Correspnndent ctcle jinx connected Heiu; Fonda's Broadway hit, "Mr. Ro>- erts," has Linda. Christian concerted over the idea of Ty Power dolig the piny in London this fall. Lo:g before Mrs. Henry Fonda ended l5r studios for leasing to producers. For the filming of theater or TV movies? • • • l^al Wallis purchased radio writer Parke Levy's novel, "December life, the play's author, Thomas Hq- ] Bride." Next day Parke sent him a Perhaps it is the fated task of those of us now living In the United States tp develop our own civilization ... in ordei to transmit it to the survivors of World War III in other lauds. —President James Conant of Harvard University. * * * I think the world shoxild know \vhat happened to them (the 1,500.000 Getman soldiers believed held In Russia) and to the many thousands of German civilians who also disappeared into the Soviet Union.—U. S. High commissioner in Germany John J, McCloy. * * * Europe Is the greatest bulwark of our ideas, and our greatest hope rests there.—John Sherman Cooper, Republican consultant to State Department. * * * Bipartisan foreign policy docs not preclude disagreement and debate. But H does mean H true Interchange o! intonnatlnn and a good-taUh effort to agree on matters affecting the security of the country.—John Sherman Cooper, Republican consultant to Stale Department. * * * The ECA could well be called A srlf-dcfcnse program.—Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D., Minnesota. * * * We must maintain our national economy and our industrial potential We must maintain an adequate level of Initial military strength and of mobilization potential—Adm Forrest Sherman, chief of Naval Operations •» + * This security bargain <Selective Service! Is only offered for sale once Lets not paw; It up. —Gen. Omar N. Bvadley, chairman ot the Joint Chiefs of Staff. + * * President Truman is the cleverest politician ever to occupy tne White Hnuse. And he is also the worst President ever to occupy the White House.—Harold E, Slassen, president, University of P gen, took the same grim higlnvy. . . . Elizabeth Taylor's parents a-e letting Ni:k Hilton worry m\v. They're cutting loose by tak.\» dancing lessous at Arthur Muiry's Hollywood stntlio. Raising glamr- ous Liz from a pup wasn't cxacly a minuet. Red Skclton has only a year tid a half to go on his MGM con tret arid he's beaming like a movie pp- corn salesman. Red will ankle he MGM lot as fost as a jet job lo c- cept one of eight fabulous TV >f- lers already wailing tor him. kidding note: "Since becoming ji novelist I have deckled on a name more in keeping with my profession —Algonquin DeBris." . . . Strange how stars can get together—when they want to. Most of the town's top names are contributing their .services to the Actors Company to raise funds for a legitimate theater in Hollywood. Gregory Pock i.s president. Gene Kelly ami Roi Russell vice piccl- dents atid Charles Boyer secretary. They've already raised $90,000. Not So Fast Janet Leigh and her-to-millions Arthnr Lowe, Jr., are yelling about Shelley Winters was flat on he i the match-makers who keep shov- floor of a western saioon. Mric { t ng t i icm u,\varcl the altar. BUixh- this hand," asks n San Francisco reader. "South thinks that North overbid. He think. 1 ? that North should have bid only two spade*, or perhaps two notrump. M. Terry Jr., who yeslerda returned from Columbia Militar Academy at Columbia, Tenn., wo the coveted Scholarship pin, awarded For high scholarship, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. -Wunderlich left today (or, Indianapolis, Ind-, "North - thinks that his bid ot , to attend the races. They plan to three spades was correct. He aho | return Saturday, thinks that- South should have made le cntract, although lie doesn't see exactly how. "In the play, West opened the seven of hearts, dummy played low, ami East won with the jack East returned a club, and dummy won the king. South then drew three rounds of trumps and knocked out More than 150 celebrations and otiier special event, 1 ; — Including some 30 of the nation's top rodeos— are held annually In Colorado. Windsor just clipped her on he chin in their big fight scene in Ul'.s "Frcnchie." M.irin was out of hrrnlh and lie camera was out of film. Shelley adjusted a black vtvcL rtress and quipped: "You know, I'm never vcrtica" in a picture. I guess I'm just a hri- zontal actress." Floor Show Six participant.* .showed up for t h e Wi nters - Windsor slug esl . From lelt U> rifiht they were: Shelley and Marie. Shelley's ou- ble and Marie's double, Betty Dn- ko. Shelley's hoy friend, PVley Granger and Marie's boy frind, ing Janet told me: "Really, much more has been made of this than what actually happen* to be true. There's nothing definite." .l,inrt «ill inrn lwinkle-to«.s for RKO's "Two Tickets lo Broadway," even doing a routine with the Char- livcls, the sensational French trio who hurtle through sparr like Wall Disney characters. Janet is bring 1 rehearsed by Metric and Gowcr Clmnipton and panis: "I'm weary. I'll have to take to wearing bandages .Instead ot shoes." • • • IT you've been wondering about that proposed movie titled. "Los Angeles—5 p.m.," it's about home- 4>952 t 762 * A94 + QJ98 North AK.I 104 »KQ 4. AK52 (DEALER) N W E s * A Q 9 6 V 103 « J 1075 + 764 N-S vul. 29 6 1 3 " V A Q J 8 4 ' 4 8 6 3 2 4 103 East South Wc-rt IX IV 1 * Pass 3* Pass Pass 4 * Pass Puss Alex Runciman. There were ftho.it '.vnrd-boimci husbands getting mix- as many participants as spectaors. j cd up willi cutics at cnrkUil bars. Shelley and Marie snt on \atirrs.' . . . Lucille Ball says she wj.nts «ith the boy friends standing be- , husband Dczi Arnaz optwsitc her hind 'em. and watched (.heir on- ; when the radio show. "My Favor- hies tisht it out in the long acts j ttc Husband," hii-s the TV txibes. amidst- cracks like: "I ocl our] * • . double can lick my double" an "I j Producer Frank Ross, who .<tir- tjet my boy friend can lick yourbay trieud." Then Shelley and Marie wen In red Wife No. I—Jean Arthur—in "The Devil and Ml<« Jones." will star Wife N'o. 2^Toan Caulficld— Just for the close-ups, with the carer* ! '» a musical version of same. Jusl first concentrating on Shelley ., A \ to add further irony. It wa.s Jcar prone portion. Shelley seemed t. be ; w ' h " suggested .loan tor the rc- enJayiiiB herself. She looked up iom i mnk( ' J" st before Joan became Mrs. Ihe polished hardwood and ««;;-; '''rank ROM. cd; "Some floor show, hull?" Knrolrl Lloyd, Sr. and Junior re planning to do a movie tosthr-r when senior completes his y^r's JACOBY ON BRIDGE Fly OSWALD JACOBY trcm as Shrine potentate. . . •rhcif as f p/ ov o f T rum p Male ol tlovWa has quietly rn c rd< „ . r "*7 °' ' I*™" .on its Malulo book. 1 ! a law piov5m?r Brings About Defeat | slats funds for the building oliilrn' "pleasi crltlclK tht bidding al the ace of diamonds. "At this point Wejt lea another heart, allowing East to lake tin queen.-East then laid down the aci of hearts, and South was In trou ble. If he ruffed with his last trump he would have to lead to dummj and would never be able to ?et ou of dummy. Dummy would even lually lose l^'o club tricks, and dc clarer would therefore be set tw tricks. If South failed to rulf th ace of hearts he would be set au-' tomatlcally, since the defense had already taken three tricks. •Should North and South have bid four spades? If jo, how should South have played it?" The bidding was quite sound. It would have been, a sad mistake for Norlh to bid two notrump. That would encourage » final contract of three notrump, for which there is no play at all. South should nave made his contract of ofur spades without much trouble. The vital point w.is not to draw trumps so quickly. After winning [he second trick with the king of clubs, declarer should have taken only Iwo rounds of trumps, with Ihe king and the ace. Then he should have switched to diamonds, leaving Ihe last liump out. would Uk< the ice of din- monds, and return a heart. However, South could raff the third ound of hearts, take dummy's renaming high diamond, and get back o his hand with the trump he had o carefully saved. He would then e in position lo cash the Jack and en of diamonds, discarding the osing clubs from dummy. 1,4 Depicted famous landmark S Indistinct 12 Exist 13 Yawning 14 War god 15 Bypass 17 Wild ass 13 Month (ab.) 20Winglike part 21 Hebrew tribt 22 Note well (ab.) 23 Chemical suffix 24 Not (prefix) 25 Knock! 28 Step 30 Musical note 31 Hebrew deity 32 Plural suffix 33 Preposition 3< It was built by - Jahan 36 It was a — for his tavorite wife 39 Preposition 40 Medical- suffix 41 Correlative of • either 42 Cereal grain 45 Container 48 Ocean vessel (ab.) 49 Greek letter 51 Homes 53 Chill ping fish to Europe. "What about the long winter nlghis?" I asked. "Oh, we read," I was told. "What?" "Poetry R great deal. You know our dockhands and fishermen have an annual poetry contest. There are re&lly some very good writers among them.' I had to chuckle to myself over what a shock that would be to some of Harry Bridges' union members. Delegation Sing* , Suddenly the delegation began to sing softly the Icelandic Hymn.<^, was a touching -scene. Around uP)' big room, UOk stopped, and faces turned to the Icelanders in understanding. At the end ol th* hymn glasses around the room were raised, and men and women from Jill over the world drank "good luck" to the little nation. Coming back to New York on thft special train we were in for another delightful surprise about Iceland. Press and delegates—as many as could—crowded into the tavern car to sing, relieved that the strain of the conference was over. We sang mostiy American songs. Guess who knew all the words? I mean all the words from "East Side, West Side" to "Home on the Range." It was Zita Tilers, the beautiful ovanc' niece of the Icelandic ambassador. Not a single American could m«Uh her. The last I heard of Zita she had married the Icelander ambassador to Paris. I hope she'll come back here some day. Cocoa, mahogany and other hard woods, kola nuts, palm kernels, copri and rubber are the West African Gold Coast's chief agricultural export;. 43 Biblical nam« 44 Hawaiian food 27 Window part 45 Island off 28 Fuel Sumatra 8 Russian river 29 Singing voice 46 Cain's brother 34 Impassive 47 Proceed 35.5pman satirist 50 Seagull 37 Italian cape 52 Dung beetle 55 For example (ab.) 54 Mountain spur 56 United 57 Moisture 63 Its builder was a - tmperor

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