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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS •CHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • 1. ., THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher t. ',', JAMES L. VEBBOEFF Editor t ' Ff PAUL D. HUMAN, AdwUtlng Uaa*»er *"' Sol* Nattoul AdreftUlnt Representative*: *'W»lUc« Wltmer Co. New York. Chicago, Detroit r Atlanta, Itemphls. ^.; Enured u •econd elks» matter at the poM- offlc* at Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con- treat. October «. Mil. *t ' SUBSCRIPTION BATES: \~t By carrier In Uw city ol Blytbevll!* or any •^uburtou . town when carrier service I* maln- talntd, 20o per week, or 85c pel month "•'Brmail, within a radius o! 60 miles n.oo per rear.' $2.00 (or all months, $1.00 for three months; pj mall outside 50 mile tone (10.00 per fear payable In advance.- Meditations When wisdom entered Into (hine heart, and owkdce £5 pleasant unto thy soul. — rruvcrbs 1 - He who learns the rules of wisdom, without C&nforming to them In his \lle, is like a man who 'labored in his fields, but did not sow. — SaacJi. Barbs [ Radio comedians could hand out a lew tips to ihe people who are Interested in antiques. ' * • ' . .A. judg* fcuggests that heavy drinkers fry countlnjr; (he first drink as (heir fourth. Then they'll probably (ry (or the course record, I . * * • * Every day we discover a new word, says a writer. And when baby starts to talk, several, * * . * A. North Carolina doctor says mothers would '.eliminate a lot of their worries If they'd carry • their' children around papoose-fash Ion. At least 't^ey.'d know where they are. =.. , ' * , w * The new hubby shouldn't try to tell wiley how to make biscuits. She probably hns concrete ideas of her own. Writer Forecasts Collapse Of Football as Great Sport With tongue in cheek, an English professor at the University of Indiana lias forecast the sad collapse of college football by I960. The way Prof. Samuel Yellen sees it, in an article in the current Atlantic Monthly, the first step in football's demise hegan in 1947 when the University-'of Wichigan^teani introduced the now widespread platoon system. Under thj^plan .a dpach/uses two different teami^—one foridefense and the other for'j&ffense. Gazing ahead, Yellen sees' the resulting demand for football niater- •Jal exerting an ever heavier drain on ^the supply. First, littl eschopls like Wabash and Amherst will have to give up the game. As for the bigger schools, they will manage all right r for a time. But around 1952, some outfit like Notre Dame will carry the platoon idea a bit further. They'll pop up with a specialized offensive unit of say, three or four men trained just for one play—maybe a screen pass, or a deceptive off-tackle slant. The opponents won't catch on at first. Later, however, they'll begin to develop specialized defensive units designed to cope only with the specialized offensive group. Then as soon as the latter trots on the field, the defensive bunch will follow. You can see that the possibilities here are almost endless. A coach might need half a dozen fullbacks, each for special plays. Squads might jump from the present GO or 70 men to 150 or 200. College athletic costs will • be sure to mount to staggering heights. Pressed for bigger fdnds, the schools will find themselves in a quandary as 19(50 nears. Yellen, squinting into his crystal ball, sees mighty Michigan at last devising the ultimate solution. Since money will be the great need, why not another stadium seating another 100,000 people? , Why not two games every Saturday instead of one? Yellen projects himself into I960 to imagine what it would be like. Michigan now has two stadiums. On successive Saturdays the Wolverines play doubleheaders. Sometimes they win both games, sometimes they divide. But here's the big feature. The two fields are connected by a tunnel. Michigan shuttles its platoons and specialized units from one game to the other, more or less as they are needed. Why not? They're never employed full time in one contest. Then the inevitable tragedy occurs. Traffic in the tunnel is pretty heavy and confusion is the rule. So no one can really be blamed when the signals get mixed an'd Michigan's defensive platoon trots out and lines up against Mich- igan'* offensive squad, while In the other stadium Notre Dame's two main units face e'ach other. That day in 1060, when Michigan and Nptre Dame wind up playing themselves in adjoining stadiums before a joint crowd of 200,000, is the moment Yellen thinks football's death knell will sound. You think the guy is crazy? Maybe so. But at least he shows some nerve in tackling one of the big questions that is kicking around today. The question is: What is becoming of the "whole man" in a world that divides work and thought ever more minutely? Must Be a Fishy River The Russians have allowed the_ German press to print a story saying the • Soviet Union used an atomic blast to reverse the flow off some rivers and thus make possible the irrigation of many millions of acres. The idea apparently is to try to convince the rest of the world that any explosions in Russia are for peaceful purposes rather than atomic bomb practice. The thing might go over a little better if (he Moscow crowd would remember that we foreigners still have maps of Russia. The description Russia gave of the river-reversing operation was about like saying the United States had blasted a mountain in Vermont to make the Mississippi flow into the Pacific. Views of Others What Is a Child Worth? Presumably American Education Week honors our great public school system. The week is also a good time to consider that -1,000,000 children aren't attending school at all. Even after years of progress, the public schools arc unable to fulfill their principal (unction. Tills function is not education alone, but equality ot opportunity In education, which Is a fundamental part of our democratic system. Such equality i la s not existed for many Americans. Ten per cent of citizens over 26 years ol age have had less than five years' schooling. Nearly 700,000 young men were disqualified for service in World War n because of educational deficiencies. And 2,000,000 children are receiving Inadequate Instruction today because their teachers serve on substandard certificates. The trouble originates In the Inequality ot Vv-ealth niriong tlie^ states,", wliich in turn attecta both the'facilities for education and the quality of teaching. For instance, one state pays teachers an average of less than $1000 a year, though the national average was S2254. A study of ICOO communities' shows that two-thirds need more elementary schools and two-fifths need high schools. These sins of omission are reported year alter year by the National Education Association .They led to the Introduction in Congress of the bill lor federal aid to public schools. While the Senate passed the measure-last May, the bill was held in the House by specious arguments. It was said that some states are not doing their share in education. Yet most of the 24 states with the lowest educational expenditures exceed the national average In the proportion of their income spent on schools. It was argued that the aid program would cost $50.000,000 annually, which was too much. Kven If the figure is correct, it represents only 1 per cent of the federal budget. It was stated that education ts purely a state concern. Millions of citizens move from one state to another, without considering themselves to Oa Georgians first and Americans second. And it was argued that federal aid would lead to federal control over education, yet the bill expressly prohibited such control. Members or Congress now at home, taking the political pulse, shculj soon discover t:;at their constituents demand better schools. They might ask the question which the. National Education Association poses: What is n school child worth. He is certainly worth every opportunity the nation can give him. for his opportunity is the beginning of the country's tuture. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Nobody can beat us on the high seas We intend to keep the uest Navy in tne world.— sen Millard E. Tydlngs, D.. Maryland. Senate Armed Services Committee. * » » This country has declared as a basic policy Its belief In the vigorous encouragement ot oona- ride travel ol nonimmigrant visitors between all countries as a vital lactor In promoting trade as well as economic and cultural understanding Undersecretary of Commerce Cornelius Vandcrbm 1 get Impatient with this talk about our "lavor- able balance of trade." I don't see anything iav- orable about the condition ---- ana I don't see any balance in iL — Secretary ot State Dean Acne- son. t * * Price supports must help to Keep abundant production profitable to farmers and (ullyyuseluJ to consumers.— Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. * • * The Communists care nothing about tiade unions. If their leaders tell them to tell the trade union to go to hell, they will do It.— CIO President Phtllp Murray. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1S49 To Him That ; Hath Shall Be Given 25,000 Residents of Virgin Islands Want To See a Native Son Appointed Governor By Douglas Lnrscn NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The 25,000 people or the Virgin Islands may get a governor from among their own number IT President Truman continues his recent policy in dealing with America's island possessions. The SO islands,»of which only three—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix — are inhabited, were bought from Denmark In 1017'to protect the eastern entrance to the Panama canal. Since then the people have progressed slowly toward self-government. In 1927 Virgin Islanders became citizens of the U.S. In 1030 Congress allowed them a local legislative system. When he a'ppointed their most recent governor, President Tinman choso. William H. Hastie, a.N egro lawyer, since about 90 per cent of the island'ers are of Negro descent. • . ; ; -In elevating Governor Hastie to the bench of the United States Court of Appeals last month—the highest judicial position ever held by a Negro—the President opened the way, so the islanders hope, for the appointment ol a native son as governor. Two Virgin islanders are being considered for the post, one, Morris de Castro, is now acting governor, and has been endorsed by the Legislative Assembly. De Castro Is not strictly a native, n s he was born in Panama, but he has lived In the islands most of his life. He Is white. Honscvcll Aimuintcc Is Candidate The other candidate is James A. Bough, born 44 years ago on the island of St. Croix and a Phi'Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School. Bough went back to the islands on graduation and became law clerk to the lieutenant governor. In 1036 President Roosevelt appointed him United States attorney for the Virgin Islands, the highest position to which a native had at that time .been appointed. Ilhe held that job for 10 years until Dr. Ralph Bunche, head of the United Nations trusteeship division sponsored him as chief of the Caribbean section or the U.N. territories division. In this position he has been conducting U.N.' studies and all'-lhe non-self-governing islands iri the Caribbean arci. Bough is a Negro. There are also a number of state-side candidates, most of them Negroes, to whom the Democratic Party is indebted. Loren Miller, an attorney or Los Angeles, is one of them. He was one of the lawyers who won the Supreme Court decision which held that restrictive covenants barring property sales on account of race are unenforceable. Another is Raymond Pace Alexander, a Philadelphia lawyer, who was considered for the judicial post which Hastie^evcritually got- Dark Ilorsn A group of New Dealers is said to be seeking the appointment of a "Tugwell-type" governor. They believe that a man of the characteristics of Rexford Tug well, former governor of Puerto Rico, is needed to develop the Islands before a native governor Is chosen. Observers give this group little chance of succeeding. One bar to the appointment of a native governor is the fact that people of the islands have no voice in Washington. Unlike Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, they are not represented in Congress bv a delegate. But they are hopin<; that President Truman, who appointed the first native governor of Puerto Rico, Jesus Pinero, and sponsored a law which now allows Puerto Rico to elect its own governor, will again follow the:poicy or promoting ser- government in American possessions. - Unlike Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Hico, the virgin Islands are too small for their people ever to aspire to statehood. They are probably destined always to remain a "possession." Nevertheless the people aspire to as much democratic self- government as that status will allow. What they fear is that with no voice In Congress and no political Influence, the office or governor will continue to be used as a reward for state-side politicians. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersktne Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — The James Masons are writing a sequel to their book about cats .The new tome is titled "How to Bring Up a Baby." Since becoming parents, the Masons have some unusual idens on the subject. They believe that If they go out to a party, the baby should go too. If the parents stay up until midnight, the In.'ant should have the same privilege, etc. All of whi''i makes me wonder how you can teach a new baby how- to play Canasta. Judy Garland and M-G-M have reached a new agrcment. since her latest row with studio brass hats. Under her new contract, Judy will not be- required to work lor more than six weeks on any one picture. ] . . . Bing Crosby Is trying to coax' Ed Wynn into making an appearance In,"Mr. Music." If Wjnn accepts, it will be his first film chore since 1933, thanks to TV. Ella Kazan has retained Walter Bcrnstinc, New York writer, to work on a play Imscri on Manhattan's fabulous garment industry. • • * Inevitable department: Ben Lcssy and Sid Kuller arc writing a song titled "There's a Litle Bit of Texas in Hawaii." Bruised Actor Ken Murray says he will not revive his Blackouts in Hollywood aft- its New york fiasco. He's still nu»lng the wounds inillctcd on him by Broadway critic. 1 ! 'but Is as excited as ever about his future in tele- \ vision. . . . Marlcnc Dietrich, who \ was just presented with" her second grandson, is seeing London with Michael Wilding, who is almost young enough to be one ol them. . Humphrey Bogart's agents'are peddling him (or an airshow, "Stories Tor Men." from a series of y;*riis collected by Charles Grayson. Bogie will act and narrate. Chiton Webb, the bachelor, is having his troubles. He asked me to appeal to the mothers or America to show him some mercy. "I am a mere moruil man," he groaned. "I do not have any miraculous technique for bringing up children." Since Clifton dumped the bowl of oatmeal on Roddy McCaskill in "Sitting Pretty," he has been called on for assistance in rearing ihe nation's bubble-glim set. Every mail delivery brings letters from anxious mothers wanting to know whether they should spank junior or ask the police department to give him a good, stern lecture, Things arc getting worse. Now Clifton is playing the father of II children in "Cheaper by the I) ( , z - eii." Now he' expected to know even :nor >. Says Clifton: "In my next picture I want to pla.y a killer or someone whom everyone. Including my- iclf, could thoroughly detest." TV Troubles Jack Paar on television: "At the end of every program everybody gets a cigaret lighter. This gets pretty complicated as your agtnt gets 10 per cent. My a»i:nt hns a whole garage lull of flints. I'd like to give him ihe wick but he's so short he might use it to hang himself." • • + Betty Clark, the 13-year-old blind ABC network singer, probably will be the lead in "The Helen Keller Story," now being written tor the screen. . . . Dave Garbcr, one time Universal studio manager, will establish a film center in Jamaica, British West Indies. Hollywood pcr- .-onnel will be allowed free entiy to the island. . . . Jack Carson will slud his sags again for another dramatic role with Gary Cooper In "Bright Lcuf." The role is reminiscent of his straight acting in "The Hard Way" and "Roughly Speaking." • • * Steve Allen's Idea of a great vaudeville bill—Kate Smith In the Ilcsh, Charlie McCarthy in Hie wood and Frank Sinatra in (he bone. Steve also Is working in a Him story titled "I Remember Papa—or Ruhcr Was a Flashback." • • + HOLLYWOOD IS TALKING ABOUT: Walt Disney climbing on the "Mule Train" via a cartoon short \vriHcn nroimd the nation's new song hit. Pranklc Laine will warble the lyrics. .lames Mason's ll-montli-nlil daughter, 1'ortlaniT, uill make IHT See HOLLVWOOU on 1'ajc 1 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Says Women Play Better Than Men If you do not think that women Piny bridge as well as men, ask Mrs Helen Pentlleton Rockwell of w-ir- rcn. Pa, Mrs. Rockwell is the daughter^ Maj.-Gen. Joseph Pcndleton of the U. S. Marines, in whose memory Camp Pcndleton in California has been named. "Mrs. Rockwell," I said, "do you really think that women play bridge as well as men?" "i certa'inly ( lo ^thinfc so," she replied with the spirit I of the Marines in her voice, "and that applies to other things ns well If we had a woman at the- head of Tc*fnament—Both vul. South West North East 1 ¥ 44 5V 5 A Double Pass Pass Pass Opening—¥ K i; the Navy today, do you think she would argue with the Army? she would just go to Congress, ask them to Increase the number or Marines dissoiv^ the Army, and the safety of the country Would be in ccod hands." Today's hand came up in a recent tournament at Warren ,\irs Rockwell says that most or the men blew the hand, but several women defeated the contract. North opens the king of hearts and South puts on the eight-spot, which encourages North to continue with a heart. That is a man's style, Mrs. Rockwell claims, not a owman's. A woman will overtake her nartner's king with the ace and lead a diamond. Now when South gels in ivilh the ace of trumps, a diamond trick U cashed and the contract deleted. It North continues with a heart at trick two, West will ruff It, lead a trump and now his losing diamond will be discarded on dunuviy'5 good club. Firm, Unemotional Stand May Bring Results in Ward Case Sunday School Lesson By William H. Gllroy, n.D. Two conceptions, or attitudes emphasized 111 our modern world' and perhaps especially In our modern democracies. In conflict now were also in conflict in undent Israel, where (he Hebrew prophets spoke and wrote. The one Is of a religious Isolationism, and of a limited conception of God. providence, and duty. This is not unrelated to the political Isolationism which has broken down before the stern facts thut in matters of war and peace, welfare and danger, the world, even though Its divisions are sharp and Its conflicts intense, Is one in a way In which it has never been one before. In this conception God Is little more than a tribal or national deity, whose special favoritism Is for the one race or nation, called arid chosen to the exclusion or 'icgicct of all others. In its baldest, starkest form this religious attitude became a matter of spiritual pri/lfi. typified in that Pharisee of a >itcr time "who trusted in himself that he -was righteous, and uespised others." It dared to say that Gentiles who knew not the law were accursed. It was not altogether unlike the attitude of those whose pride in their democratic nrhileses and national prestige becomes a matter of boastfnlness, and a rather scornful attitude toward it he less fortunate, or "backward nations." Over against this, in ancient Israel, and especially among the later prophets, were the nobler souls, U'ho saw in the law of God and His righteousness, law and righteousness for every place and time, embracing all men and demanding the obedience and devotion of al!. Tn thus conception the call of God \\as not a matter of arbitrary preference. It was a call to duty and responsibility, as well as to privilege. Israel was a spiritual nation, through which all the nations of the earch should be blest. This la/ge and noble conception of God found expression in passages worthy of its greatness and beauty. It is found in many prophetic passages, but the richest and most illuminating are In the. later chapters of Icaiah. This intense patriotism, deeply centered in its own nation and people, but embracing the whole world, is in the flaming words of Isaiah 62:1, "For Zion's sake will I not :io!d my peace, and for Jem- salem s sake I will not rest, until • the righteousness thereof go forth' ns br.ghtness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that bnrneth." It is found also in the great invitation of Isaiah 55. marvelous in its conception of a God offering Himself and His salvation to all m;n everywhere. This still stands today as a living word of God, undated, for every time and place. It reflects in its glorifying of God the glory of the prophet who wrote it. And these nooie prophets of Israel challenge our modern world, with their world-wide outlook and their message concerning the God ol all, with the only adequate way of peace and welfare for humanity. 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Bill Pollard led Blytheville golfers in the qualifying round of the annual club tourney yesterday with a 78, 4 over par, for 18 holes. Pollard also won a putting contest, taking but 24 puts on 18 holes. R F. Kirshner was second on the putting contest with 27 puts and also second in the qualifying round with a score of 81. John T. Long son of Mrs. John Long Is now in vaudeville, playing the drum in the orchestra. They are traveling In the east at present, and expect to go to Mexico some lime during the winter. ' By DclVKt MacKenzfe Secretary of State Acheson wa . using plain, though unemotional language when he said In Washing ' tor. that Chinese Communists" treatment of American Consul Angus Ward in a Mukden jail, wH n four of his staff, removes any pres cut possibility of considering r cc ognition of the new Red Chinese government. This comes on the heels or re pcatcd failures by American au- Ihorltles to secure news about Ward and his colleagues, who axe accused of beating a Chinese cm ploye. Ei-cn American Consu! Gen era! o. Edmund Clubb In Pcluin. has been rebuffed by top Com munlst leaders. It also come* at a moment when the Red regime at Peiping, whirh is seeking recognition by the B re-.t powers, is boldly cIRillenslii" iiV. right of Chinese Nationalist "doWfc gates to represent the country ,'nT the Umtcd Nations. Thus far no ,? of t..e members outside the 'soviet Woe has shown any disposition " oust these representatives of the ™ gime which still ranks ns one of the Bte rive In Ihe peace or e "n iz £ Britain has been seriously C r,,> sldermg the Idea of recognizing the Peiping government. Her cconomi^ .ntercsts In China are far grower than those of any -other fore;" - sition. in fact British Fore gn Sec" rctary Bevin, speaking | n t£ SLt^r 10115 - ^"s £- "I am more concerned In acting Roosevelt's handling Raisuli-PerdicarL case an o M occo over the signature of Secre tary of state John Hay was t . ° m-ouc results In due course if for no other reason than that Communist China "'" ^"ly need. the. assistance of r^l v" f '^ reh;>b 'l«x"on ol tnat,.vast country. ; • ^ This, imbroglio has an intereslina f,^H'T° f '? nt 5ide issuc - :t is s "<* incidents which inspired Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek to contimie his fight for the survival of his Nationalist government. He is i feel si're, banking that the Co'm- nmmsts cannot, absorb and rule the country they have overrun. He fi<r- ures that if he can hang on and maintain his nationalist regime he will come into his own again when the Reds fail. That is why he has turned the great island of Formosa, off the southeast coast of China, into s_ strong military base to which h'.Ji 1 government could retire as a last resort. There he could make his linal stand, hoping for collapse of his enemy. As to the immediate future, one would expect that Secretary Acheson's stand might bring helpful developments. The Chinese Communist regime is in no position to stand a protracted stalemate with the Western powers. The Hawaiian Islands have less area than N«;w York City, which Is 3G5 square miles. Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puizls 3 Race course circuits 4 Epistle (ab.) 5 Halt • 6 Far /prefix) 'I Fruit drinks 8 Descendants 28 Horse's neck hairs 33 It is played with a 34 Urug 36 Dweller 37 Small drums 27 Greek god of 41 Small drink war HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 It consists of plates 13 Adjusted 14 Unit of weight 0 Tungsten 15 Bite (ab.) 16 Oily 10 Within (comb, compound form) 18 Time measurell Card game 19 Belongs to it ' 2 English city 20 Nuisances 17 Pronoun 21 Worthless 25 Pant leaving 26 Curved 22 Negative reply _ molding 23 Preposition 24 Therefore 27 Prayer ending 28 Silver (symbol) 30 Egyptian sun god 31 Compass point 32 Half an em 33 Wish 35 Chair 38Apud (ab.) 39 Bachelor ol Arts (ab.) 40 Among 42 Men 47 Bone 48 Damage 49 Run together 50 Stir 51 Russian storehouse 53 Reclaim 55 Send 56 Horns VERTICAL 1 Doglike 2 Reviser 42 Encounter 43 Indian mulberry 44 Italian coin 45 Paradise 46 Denomination •17 Rant 52 Mixed type 54 Chemical suffix HO 10 iS 5'f 50 57

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