The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 30, 1954
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PAGE FOUH THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* THl COITRIER NEWS CO. H. W HAJNES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES Assistant Publisher A. A. FKEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER FRIDAY, JULY-30, 1954 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^__ tntered a« second clasi matter at the port- ottioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- fratt, October S, 191? Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier sen-ice is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2.50 lor six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: For therefore am I sent. — Luke 4:43. * # # Jesus chose this method of extending the knowledge of Himself throughout the world; He "taught His truth to a few men, and then He •aid, "Now go and tell that truth to other men." — Phillips Brooks. Barbs Maybe a bachelor is a man who is afraid of fire-arms. Two f iris, fined for scantily dressed dancin? at a carnival, said the wind blew away their veils. they thought fettin* away with it was just * One objection to a big town is. that there are to many buildings all the scenery is perpendicular. * * * If, through your garden, you discover you don't h*ve a "green thumb,' try painting the yard chairs. If you'rs a habitual grouch, think of the poor company you'll have if you go away on vacation alone. Ike's Tax Revision Plan The President's huge tax revision bill, a major item in his legislative program, appears to be past the worst hurdles. Both Mr. Eisenhower and Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey can look with satisfaction on the accomplishment. Ahough the measure extends relief to many types of individual and most corporations, it is not specifically a tax reduction bill. The general purpose was to provide long needed revamping of the whole tax structure, to wipe out or minimize inequities and discouragements to economic initiative. The most controversial of these $ the trouble taxation of stock dividneds, first as corporate income and later, after distribution, as individual income. Under the compromise agreed to by a House-Senate eommttee, taxpayers henceforth would be able to deduct the first 4 per cent of their remaining dividend 850 of dividend income, and also subtract income directly from the tax bill they would otherwise pay. This is not a perfect solution, nor even as liberal as the House version, but it is a step toward getting rid of a longstanding inequity. Democratic efforts to label this a "rich man's tax bill" because of this one feature hardly seem likely to impress many people. There has been one gereral tax reduction already in 1954. In the judge- ment of the President and his financial advisers, the government cannot afford another so soon. The revenues loss of $1,363,000,000 in the revision measure is the inescapable price of eliminating ancient maladjustments in the country's tax set-up. Besides the dividend relief, the bill would allow many new or bigger tax deductions by average citizens for childcare expenses, medical expenses, retirement income, sick benefits, dependants who earn more than $600 a year, soil conservation outlays, and other items. It is notable that while some of his party colleagues are trying to make political hay out of the dividend feature, Democratic Senator George of Georgia, long recognized as a genuine tax expert in the upper chamber, declares that "on the whole it's a very good bill." He said it has a lot of dubious features, but the good outweigh the bad. If the object of the proposal wert to fatten the corporations, it would hardly contain—as it does—a provision to put corporate income taxes back up to 25 percent from 47 per cent, to which level they dropped April 1. In fact the 52 per cent rate i« retroactive to April, thus in effect cancelling the reduction. Imperfect though it may be, the tax revision bill goes far to fill a long-felt need. All hands, from the White House down, deserve congratulations for bringing it to the finish line in Congress. Vindicated When Senator McCarthy began showing interest in communism back in 1950, a man named John Peurifoy was security officer of the State Department Peurifoy disputed some of the senator's allegations about communism in the department, and for this the young man got a severe blistering from McCarthy. The senator said the department was "covering up" Reds within its fold. The onus fell clearly on Peurifoy, since it was his job to keep the department free of subversion. McCarthy never troubled to prove his charges, but Peurifoy was hurt nevertheless. He looked forward to the time when he might demonstrate quite firmly that he was no coddler of Communists. He got his first chance in Greece, to which he was made ambassador. His work in helping to shore up anti-communist elements in the Greek government was notable. But his biggest triumph was still ahead. It came a few weeks ago in Guatama- la, where Peurifoy had later gone as ambassador. When the anti-Communist revolt was complete, recognition was given Peurifoy as a key factor in bringing it off successfully. His own position had been so delicate that he once met Guatamalan military men with a gun in a shoulder holster. He did not have to use it, but he was ready. One may fairly say that Peurifoy has shown beyond any doubt where he stands on communism. His performance has been hailed in almost every quarter but one—Senator McCarthy's. For the senator never bothers to retract when he is wrong. Speed Tax Having legislated, with hit-and-miss success, on many other things, the House at Washington now for consideration a bill to levy restraining taxation on high-speed automobile drivers. An engineer constituent of Republican Representative Judd Minnesota worked out the complicated tax formula which, the engineer declares, would turn into the Federal Treasury two and a quarter billions a year. That, he thinks, would be a right smart help on the public indebtedness as it would. Mr. Judd conservatively remarks that the idea may be worthy of consideration. Certainly so, if in this case the power to tax would be the power to destroy—excessive speed.—The Asheville Citizen. "—AndThislstheCapitol Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD on TV: It's R.I.P. for "My Friend Irma" on TV! Enter "My Wife Irma." Plans for Marie Wilson to acquire a husband in her video future, first revealed here, now include a title change for the show and the return of Cy Howard as director-producer. He created Irma in 1947 AS a radio character. The "My Wife Irma" series will be on film with Marie playing Mrs.. Harvey Bristol, wife of a wealthy New Yorker. Hubby hasn't yet been cast. just so many minutes of entertainment per square foot." Recalls Hal: "I gave up. I knew I couldn't convince them that entertainment can't be based on square footage." Spike Jones, after a nation-wide tour: "Billy Barty's burlesque of Liberace was the hottest thing on the show. But we hit one town where Liberace wasn't known. No television. Everyone thought it was Jimmy Boyd imitating Gorgeous George." Peter Ft/son's Washington Column — Leaves Most Laymen Confused Winding up a new block in the •'Life Of Riley" series, Bill Bendix. is set to play a murderer on Ford Theater and a Convict in a movie titled "C rash Out." The Riley sponsors don't mind and, as Bill says: "You know me—I never let myself get typed. That's why I'm always around." Former Miss America Jo Carroll Dennison is now a script girl on Lux Video Theater. STAN LAUREL and Oliver Hardy are talking, about a TV series kidding classic fairy tales. Walt Disney will include a "Trip to Mars" in his new telefilm series. Three top scientists are supervising the film and are sticking to the facts, ma'am. Diana Lynn returns to serious keyboard tickling in a forthcoming "Best of Broadway" show. THE TEEN-AGE audience, it'i been said, has been neglected in home screen programming. So now it's "Meet Corliss Archer'/ before the telefilm cameras to fill th« void. A pair of pin-up dolls, past and present, have leading roles a* mother and daughter. Climbing into blue jeans to lament: "If parents only knew what it was like to have parents" is gorgeous, wide-eyed Ann Baker, voted pin-up queen of the Los Angeles Press Club last year. Playing mam is Mary Brian, who still looks like a pin-up picture. But it's in the records that she was a Paramount starlet in the late '20's when Dick Arlen and Jack Oakie always won the game in a series of football films. Mary, as the campus belle, cheered them on and when she finally left Paramount it was Oscar Levant who quipped: "Paramount hasn't won a football game since Mary Brian left the lot." Ann, who looks like Joan Caulfield, is from Sedalia, Mo. She came to L. A. to study music but the acting bug changed her mind about becoming a violinist. VIEWS OF OTHERS Farm Accident Season From the wires of Associated Press and newspaper exchanges we note almost daily a number of farm accidents—a boy's foot cut off by an alfalfa mower, a combine accident, a tractor crushing a driver, a piq0s of slow-moving farm equipment in a highway accident. This is the season of the year when farm accidents are apt to increase as equipment is used more and more for the highly important business of caring for and harvesting the crops. Slow-moving farm equipment on the highways has resulted in numerous serious accidents. Many of these occur about dusk as the farm vehicles leave the fields for return to the farm sheds or barnyard lot for the night. But many happen in daytime too. The Missouri Farmers Association mutual insurance company, taking note from the farm equipment highway accidents, has taken a step that might well be used here. The erganization has issued some 10,000 red flags Farmers are requested to mount the flags on eight-foot poles to fly above the tractor or other equipment when in use on the highway. This makes the tractor or equipmen easier to spot at a long ditsance and at dips or rises in the highways. They are especially useful on hilly roads and are protection to the ' operator of the equipment as well as to other highway traffic. We are saddened each time we read of a farm accident. We urge all those who farm to keep in mind that farm accidents are more prone to happen from now through fall. Lets guard against them with every bit of effort we can muster,—The (Mattoon, 111.) Daily Journal Gazette and Commercial Star. WASHINGTON — (NEA)— A convincing record of Eisenhower administration efforts to discredit the Tennessee Valley Authority has been built up over the past year and a half. It is climaxed by the current controversy over President Eisenhower's personal instructions to the Budget Bureau and the Atomic Energy Commission. These instructions—unless upset by Congressional action—will require AEC to act as a power broker in making a contract with the Dixon-Yates group of privately owned utilities. The contract would call for the erection of a steam generating plant at West Memphis, Ark. This would not be to supply the Atomic Energy Commission with power, however. It would be power to supply TVA's long-contract customers like the city of Memphis. By this roundabout process, TVA would be permanently stopped on its plan to build a steam generating plant at Fulton, Tenn., north of Memphis, to meet future power requirements of this area. The crowning irony of this situation would be that TVA would have to pay for this private power fed into' its system. The cost to TVA has been estimated at two million dollars a year or more higher than if the power were generated in a TVA plant. In February, 1953, President Eisenhower unveiled his "partnership power policy," whereby government would work with private enterprise to develop river val- leys. This is the essence of the Dixon-Yates program which is now being forced on the area. Two months later ex-President Herbert Hoover declared in a Cleveland speech that the federal government should get out of the power business as fast as possible to "rescue free men from this variety of creeping socialism." President Eisenhower picked up the "creeping socialism" phrase in a speech not long -afterwards. Asked about this at a press conference, the President cited TVA as an example although he added that he had said 1,000 times he was not out to destroy TVA. wrong." Undersecretary of Interior Ralph A. Tudor and Assistant Secretary Fred G. Aandahl both assailed it. This reference came just at the time TVA's appropriation was being considered in Congress, however. And it is believed to have had considerable influence in confirming the Eisenhower administration plan to kill the authorization for the Fulton power plant near Memphis. The next crack at TVA came from Clarence M a n i o n, Notre Dame law dean, in a couple of television appearances. Dean Manion declared TVA should never have been built and should be sold to private interests. Later he said that these frank statements were responsible for his removal as Chairman of the Commission on Inter-Governmental Relations, at President Eisenhower's request. Other Administration spokesmen kept up the attack and were not fired. Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay declared that in his opinion TVA was "definitely The administration's refusal to reappoint Gordon Clapp as Chairman of TVA after 20 years of efficient and devoted public service showed definitely which way the wind was blowing. When the Budget Bureau again tnis year refused to recommend construction of the Fulton steam plant, many TVA supporters be- p-an to give up. The Administration argument was that TVA's future power load estimates were not accurate and needed further study. When the Administration came out with its plan to have Dixon-Yates develop additional generating capacity for this area, however, it only tended to confirm that the TVA estimates had been correct. The new arrangement of having private power supplement TVA's own supply had been hinted at in President Eisenhower's budget message of this year. It did not come out in the open until April, and even then it had to be smoked out by Rep. diet Holifield (D., Calif.), in Atomic Energy Committee hearings, of all places. The arguments for and against the Dixon-Yates proposal are so complicated that few people can understand them. In presenting the Administration case, however, its spokesmen have not hestitated to use any argument that wo'uli discredit the TVA. This includes the /is yet unproved claim that TVA overcharged AEC for its power. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Servict The freedom of the icholar and teacher differs in no way from the freedom of every American. The right of the scholar to study any subject that interests him and to arrive at any conclusions that seems sound to him is inseparable from those larger right*. Charlee Dollard, president, Carnegi Foundation of New York. ¥ ¥ ¥ I think we (Democrats) ought to take over that . . ., Republican phrase, "It's Time for a change." —Adlal Stevenson. My thoughts about prayer for j manv years have centered around an intimate conversation with a relative toward the end of World War I. A practicing dentist in Canada, he had gone overseas with the army dental service. But, shortly after arriving in England, he had enlisted in the R.A.. and had flown as a pilot during the greater part of the course of the war. His work had been flying at low altitude, photographing battle areas and directing artillery fire. He had been wounded, and he had had all manner of hair-breadth escapes. At the time I met him he was home on furlough, broken inj health, the only survivor of his original squadron. All of the rest were maimed, prisoners, or dead. When I asked him how he accounted for his coming through when so many of his fellow pilots had perished, he said: "I guess someone at home was praying." I knew that man's mother, and if anyone's prayer could avail surely her's would, for she was a woman of exceptionally fine Christian character. But a challenging thought came into my mind. What about the others? Did they go down to a flaming death, or to permanent crippling, because they possibly had no Christian mother to pray for them? I was forced to think about prayer rather more realistically than I had ever thought before. I did not think that was the answer, but the | more I thought about it. the more I came to lelieve that this aviator in himself exemplified the very essence of Christian prayer. This essence is the element of commitment. Here was a dentist, already overseas In useful army service, transferring to what he believed was the most dangerous service of all. Later he was to say, "I take off my hat to the men in the trenches," but few aviators survived at the front. With no girl, and no one dependent upon him, he felt that he could risk his life, and give it, if need be. His course was one of complete commitment and devotion. All truly Christian prayer implies such commitment. Whatever its need, or its petition, it ends, like the Master's prayer in Gethsemane, in the commitment: "Nevertheless not what I will, but what Thou wilt" (Mark 14:36); 26:39-442). I think perhaps the commonest mistake concerning prayer is associated with asking for "things," whereas the deepest element in prayer is the discipline that brings us near to God, and subject to His will. It would be presumption to imagine that I can understand or explain, all the deep mystery of prayer. I think that beyond all else it must be said that prayer something with which God has endowed him; and practically all peoples have prayed, though there is a vast difference between Christian prayer and, the "vain repetitions" of the heathen (Matthew 6:7). There is a vast difference, also, between Christian prayer and the instinctive prayer of even a professed atheist, who in fear or danger will cry out upon God. Christian prayer is an act of devotion, deeply embedded, in faith and character, Ingjthe belief that what God has for us is the highest and best that we can have. ONE OF the best reasons we have found for having a farm is for city chillun to come to. — Conyers (ba.) New*. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service It's Difficult But Very Possible There is no way for South to make four spades in today's hand against perfect defense. It is clear that declarer should lose a club and three diamonds. When the Radio stars Lum and Abner are switching to the home screens but Pine Ridge, Ark., is no more. The bucolic characters will film their shows in foreign locales. Mario Lanza's ready for the big comeback—on TV. He'll sing three songs and collect $35,000, he says, on the first Chrysler show from Hollywood in September. Grant Withers, touring with wifa Estelita on the night club circuit, will give up emoting for producing -when a big new TV deal is announced. Two network offers for Bobby Van now that he's a dancing click on the summer Comedy Hour. Film marches on in TV programming: The NBC Film Division now provides TV stations with 736 weekly half-hours of local programming, compared with 235 a year ago. Program with the biggest coverage: "Dangerous Assignment." THE RUSH TO TV film has put an "I told you so" gleam in the eyes of Hal Roach, Jr. One of the first moviemen to leap into telefilm, he's the most successful. There was a time when TV moguls sneered at celluloid and dreamed of huge live - show studios in Hollywood. Planning a big steel and concrete building of live studios, one network asked Roach for advice, was told; "Don't build anything you can't tear down or remodel." The TV men sneered and said: "You're all wrong. TV is different. We've figured out how we can get Marlon Brando on the "Desiree" set as a VIP drops in for a visit: "Quick, get me my Liberace wig." 75 Yean Ago In BlytheYille — Mrs. J. C. Ellis entertained six guests with a swimming party at the Walker Park Pool yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. James Nebutt went to Hot Springs yesterday where they will vacation at Lake Catherine for a week. J. L. Guard has returned from St. Louis where he has been attending to business. straightforward style, she will discard a diamond on this club trick, thus giving up a losing diamond to the enemy's high club. The trouble with any such plan is that it warns the enemy to lead diamonds at once. They then take two diamonds and two clubs, and the contract is still defeated. Realizing that the diamond discard would be a dead give-away, Mrs. Wolfe discarded the three of hearts on dummy's jack of clubs. West won with the ace of clubs and swallowed the bait. When West returned a heart, Mrs. Wolfe was able to win with the ace of hearts, draw trumps, and get to dummy by overtaking the queen of hearts I in order to discard on the jack Jof hearts and also on the ten of ! clubs. j Misdirection works in bridge j hands as well as in magic. POME In Which Is Given A Tip Concerning An Aid To Comfort During The Hot Weather: If you would stay calm and cool, Wear less clothing, as a rule.— Atlanta Journal. THE NEW TAX revision measure in Congress is called an "omnibus bill." The reason for that moniker, it is assumed, is that the bill will catch all the people for about all they've got.—New Orleans States. ACCORDING to a physician, hy- drops at the umbo is an ailment that makes people sound better to themselves than to others. Hydropa at the umbo? Where we come from they call it sweilo of the heado.— Catoosa County (Ga.) News. Famous Figures Answer to Prevlout Puzzle 4AKQ5 SOCTH (D) 4AKQJ84 VAQ3 • 764 49 North-South vul. West North Pass 1 N. T. Pass Pass Pass Pass South 14 44 Opening lead—4 K hand was actually played, however, Mrs. Edna Wolfe succeeded in making her game contract in one of the expert games at New York's famous Cavendish club. West opened the Icing of clubs and continued with the queen of clubs. Mrs. Wolfe ruffed the second club, entered dummy by leading a trump to the nine, and returned the jack of clubs from dummy. The plan was to discard on this trick, allowing West to win the ace of clubs, and thus establishing dummy's ten of clubs for later use. If declarer plays the hand ft 4 Mrs. Mesta 5 Seed covering 6 Unfastened 7 Limb 8 Jazz music ~ZT~, , t.- j 9 Love god 12 Flightless bird, nF th ACROSS 1 Joan of 4 Bunyan 8 Good Queen 13 Sea eagle 14 Great Lake 15 Except 16 Roof beam 18 "Mad Moor" 20 Prices 21 First woman 22 Low tide 24 French artist 26 Hitler 27 Mouths 30 Show 32 Of a remote ancestor 34 Austere 35 Calm 36 Befort 37 Poker stak* 39 Annoys 40 Pettr the Great 41 Permit 42 Queen —— Antoinettt 45 Studio 49 Omission 51 de Janeiro 52 Ceremony 53 Tumult •'54 Age •55 Poems [56 French coins 5? Indian weight DOWN 1 Pulpit 2 Put to flight j«"-» dt 10 Earthy material 11 Views 17 Card game 19 Occurrence 23 Expungt 24 Remove 25 Above 26 Hair dye 27 Exhausts 38 Climbing plant 29 Playing cards 42'Native of 31 Stops Philippinei 43 Eager 44 Network 46 Pronoun 47 Ireland 33 Prospero's servant 38 Disastrous 40 Wearies 41 Natives of Latvia 48 Bellow SO Anger r yi. sir 19 $5 ! 5T ff , f sr IT

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