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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 16, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUX BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THF COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher MARRY A. HAINES, A«lstant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor , FAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sol* N»tIon»J Adrertising Representatives: W»11»« Witmcr Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AtlanU, Uemphlt. • Entered u Kcond class matter at the port•(fie* at Blylheville, Aikiusu, under act ol Concrete, October S.'lin. Member at The Associated Pres» '-.,.• SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By tarrler in the city ol Blythevllle or tnj suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, withtn a radius of 50 miles J1-00 pu jtar, *2.00 (or sbs monlhs, $1.00 (or three months: b; mail outside SO mile «one, 41000 per year payable In advance. Meditations And cover not Ihcir Iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thcc: for they have provoked thec to anger before the builders. —Nehemlah 4:5. * * * I couldn't live in pence if I put the shadow of a willful sin between myself and God. —George Eliot. Barbs The recent Red River flood damage ran into millions. We're expecting to hear from some of our congressmen about that. * * * Shopping tip: remember that it's always pos- cJble to gel worsted on a new suit. + + 4 The argument against diving into strange streams U built on a rock foundation. * * * A New Vork man was Riven two years In prison for breaking into a pool room. One miscue, and he's behind the eight bad. "... * * * A Canadian boy won a cake-baking contest •gainst 10 girls. Doubtless, he knew they were coming. Proposed Louisiana Law Hits at Free Press Having been stymied in their attempts last week to invoke mi old state constitutional power to wring, an apol- ' ogy from a newspaper that criticized them, members of the Louisiana Senate then introduced a bill to hamstring the press and—they only hope—reduce criticism. •' ' ' ".'•• ""'•' ",-' 'This rileasure would require news- /pspers to print within 10 clays, in the "game prominence," replies to "any attack or criticism regarding the character, reputation, morals, business or profession of any citizen in private, political or public life."-Fine s of from ? 1,000 to $3,000 and jail terms of from 30 to 90 days are provided for. At first consideration, this would seem merely a precautionary measure to assure fairness. But, like all loosely- Tvovded pieces of legislation, it is not so much the existence of the' law but rather the use that can be made of it that is a cause for grave concern. Granted that Louisiana stale senators have sensitive hides easily irritat- • ed by the application of such names, as "trained seals" and "lackeys," this fuct only points out that they are ill-armored for the game they are playing— politics. And their plans to stymie future criticism indicate the best defense a public official has against criticism —a clear conscience—may be some lacking in this case. The measure the senators have proposed as a bulwark against pudic examination and frank discussion ot their activities leaves a number of questions to be answered. They speak of jailing violators. Jail whom? The writer of the editorial, paid to reflect the opinion of the 'paper ]Vv which he works? The publisher, who sees that his newspaper operates within the limits of civil and criminal libel laws as specifically drawn up for this purpose? Both? The entire staff? The carrier boys? A more serious aspect is the potential forced opening of the editorial page to all whose feelings are hurt. The measure mentioned replies given the "same prominence." This must be taken to mean whatever spot on the editorial page that wa s devoted to the criticism. There is no guarantee that the criticized individual would have to restrain his reply to the same length as the original criticism. Or to the same tone or vilrolity or even the same subject. The editorial columns soon would become meaningless as a contant inpouring of "replies" made of it a verbose hodgepodge. Any other page in a newspaper is in similar jeopardy under this thinly- disguised "gag" measure, for it provides that th« party replying to criticism may designate the page on which his reply is to appear AND the size of headline to be used over it. Making of such decisions by any person not connected editorially with a newspaper is unheard of in this business for reasons that are entirely obvious. U is tantamount to the state telling any businessman how to conduct his business. To restrict the number of replies would necessitate restriction of criti- ' cism, and such a restriction would be nothing more than an end to a free press. Another example of the loose construction of this measure is its application to "any citizen in private, political or public life." There are already too many politicians trying (o hide from public view the errors and downright dishonesty of their ways. Safely from publicized criticism is a thing they all desire. » And who is to decide who lives a "public life?" Generally speaking, this would include any person whose name has achieved some degree of city, state or national familiarity through prolonged usage. Thus, such men as gamblers Frank Erickson and Frank Costello and ex-vice king Lucky Luciano must be in "public life" and hence receive the same "pro- lection" from criticism of llieir "character, reputation and morals." \Vc are not attempting to defend specifically the New Orleans Item, whose editorial launched the furor in the Louisiana Senate, nor do we advocate editorial attacks that are without basis in fact. However, the issue 'is clear. The Louisiana Senate, apparently lacking the strength and conscience to withstand criticism of any variety, has taken a step away from a free press. It is contemplating a measure that gives wide power to itself in defining criticism and deciding who shall be pprosecuted for applying it. It appears that this uncalled for and potentially dangerous measure will be enacted iulo a Louisiana stale law. We can only hope that this type of reltal- latory thinking docs not spread to other state legislatures. We especially hope that no such idea as this gets a foothold in Congress, or freedom of the press will be dead and freedom of speech advanced to the next spot on the condemned list. FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1950 Views of Others On the Up As the business boomitakes hold, production, employment and lnco~mT"are all rising rapidly. Unfortunately prices, loo, have taken another upward turn, dilo to light supplies and Increasing demand In many lines. If the price rise gees far enough, It can eventually choke off tho boom. Whether thai happens or not .events seem to bo vindicating the judgment of Senator Paul Douglas ot Illinois, who warned last winter that this was no year' for Ihe Government to run a big deficit. It may well be that the margin of demand represented by the Government deficit is now providing the extra fillip which Is responsible lor higher prices. A balanced budget, or at least a smaller deficit, might have given tis tho business boom without the price increases. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Time Out, Piease Two top administration senators are, we are told by Washington dispatches, dead set against each other over the nuestlon: What Congressional committee shall study preparedness measures against mass disaster and destruction from A- bombs, hydrogen bombs or germ warfare? We trust that in the meantime Soviet Russia will suspend its atomic and hydrogen bomb work. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Soy We have let our excitement about what may happen to our remote interests In Europe Ollnd to us to what Is now happening to our Immediate Interests In the Pacific area.—Rep. John M. Vorys, B., Ohio. t * * One of the mcst disgusting trends of recent years has been the movement of ill-gotten, crooked money into decent, respectable American businesses.— Sen. Alexander Wiley. R., Wisconsin. on "nation-wide crime syndicate." * » » The world is so small that any advance In human rights made by the United States Is felt throughout the world.—Mine. Pandit, India's ambassador to the U. S. * » * If our democracy is not lo die by its own hand, it must not adopt the secret police tactics o! the Nazis to combat the secret police of the Communists.—Attorney-General J. Howard Mc- Gralh. * * * Already we arc being warred against.—W Stuart Symington, chairman of National Security Resources Board. Point of View— Jap Peace Treaty Poses Hot Problem ny DcWitt MacKcnzle AP Horeien Affairs Analyst US Secretary of Defense Johnson and General Omar N. Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs of Peter Edson's Washington Column — Cutting Service Is Simple Way To Reduce Post Office Deficit (Peter Eilson Is on special assignment.) By DOUGLAS LAHSEN NKA Staff Correspondent Second of the two dispatches WASHINGTON (NEA) — When Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson ordered his drastic cuts in postal services he cut a Gordlan knot. During the long years of a growing postal deficit not one of the thousands ol suggestions to put the P. O. in the black offered this startlingly simple solution. If the taxpayer doesn't want to pay for fancy postal services, don't give them to him, At least the problem is out in the open now, on a brand new basis. For the first time in over 100 years of glowing postal deficits the public has a chance lo examine the question on a realistic basis. Donaldson's cufs In service are in anticipation of proposed Congressional budget cuts for next ycur. They won't wipe out the deficit entirely. Bui they show the way. Here they arc, summarized: There will be one delivery a day instead of two. Some business dis- tricis will continue to get two No mail will bo collected from letter boxes after 8:30 p.m. There will only be one parcel post delivery a day to both residential and btislucv, districts. Window service will be provided only between 8 a.m. and staff, are due to arrive In Tokyo In a few days for a conference with General Douglas MacArthur, and the red-hot question O f an ear iy Japanese peace treaty is expected to feature the discussions. One uses the term "red-hot" ail., vlsedly. America's dominating itRi fluence in this island empire, and Washington's obvious determination to continue protection of U.S. Interests, Is a circumstance which has been causing bitterness in Soviet quarters. Nippon Is Key The reason, of course, Is that Nippon is a key position In the Par Bast. both militarily and economically. At this writing there Is small I" -I- J -- - .»..,.. KHH.O liulll I , , -•>-»'. *•» u.linl* somewhat more than 400 years be-1 cllance indeed that any treaty can fore Christ. It Is a mistake, how- bcHd " wn , up lo ™ il both Am erica ever, to assume that, because no great Sunday School ' Lesson The Book of Malachl stands as the last book in the Old Testament, and Malachi was the last of Hie prophets, or the last of those to be included in the canon, or authoritative group, of the Hebrew prophecies. There, seems little doubt that the prophecy of Malachi dates from prophet arose durin •period between (he Old and 6 p.m. at main offices. Branch offices will be closed earlier. No large batches of mall will bo accepted over post office loading . platforms after six In the evening I except first class mail, air mail and newspapers. Directory service, locating the right address If an Incorrect one is on the envelope, is now out. See Little Real Inconvenience There are other detail? in the order but those are the ones the citizens will sec in operation first hand. And except for maybe having to wait one-half of a day longer for a letter, making sure you put the proper address on a letter, and get- Sec EDSON on PBRD 12 that New Testaments, the time lacked ;eli- Kious significance or greatness of faith. It was the period of the great dispersion, when Jews were scattered through various parts ofuhat ancient world. It was the period when the synagogues were established as places of religion and education. It was the time when Jews worshipped with their faces toward Jerusalem, and many Gentiles were won as proselyte to Judaism because of its superiority to prisimi : m in ils moral emphasis, and its faith in a living God. It. was a period, too. when many Jews took their religious faith and its practice so seriously that they were milling to suffer and die for it at the hands of Grecian conquerors who corrupted the Jewish religion. It was witn an earlier, and In a sense more reprehensible, corruption that Malachl dealt In his prophecy, for this corruption carne not from foreign invaders, but from leaders of the Jews themselves. In the annals of religion there Is nothing sadder and more tragic than the betrayal by ministers and priests of the God whom they have professed to serve. Malachi cries out against priests, who actually despised and profaned the name of God (Malachl (1:6, 12). Highlights of his prophecy reveal his own noble conception of God's purposes ("From the rising and Russia. And the answer to that would seem to be .that the U.S.A., and the other Western Allies will have to BO ahead on their own. MacArthur has bien Insulting that an early treaty is essential. Not only is it necessary for solving of economic problems, but the general maintains tliat military occupation loses its effectiveness In three to five years. This being so, American occupation is Hearing the end of its full usefulness. MacArlhur Proposed That doesn't mean MacArlhur proposes the complete withdrawal of American troops. On the contrary it is understood he believes that the military defense of Jnpan calls for the presence of U.S. forrjA and that they also are necessary^Tb 7 prevent the Communists from seizing power. Moreover, MacArthur, and many other American military experts, maintain (hat Japanese bases are vital for the outer ring of defenses of the United States. This U a thesis which is giving rise to considerable argument pro and con. some experts maintaining that the Philippines provide sufficient protection. Japan One of Five In this connection I belteva It was General George Marshall, former U.S. chief of staff mid Inter secretary ol state, who once remarked that under modern conditions peak-war could be maintained In only five areas, and Japan was one of these. The others were the United states, Britain. Russia of the sun unto the going down of and Germany This estimate, of °. ° . . fVmrc/» trtnlr InFn cirvi-mml 1 n rl.i*-f .-In 1 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnsnn NBA Stafr Correspondent "Illegal Bride." with a Las Vegas background plus Jack Carson mid Ginger Rogers. Mercedes Mc- HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) Exclu- Wife"—with "Three Little Words.' stvely Yours: It's all mangoes-and- cream between Carmen Miranda and her producer hubby Dave Sebastian these days. Anybody who starts any talk about sour marital notes is going to get boffed by one of the pineapples she wears on her turban. Carmen whispered to mo. 'Ees wahndcrful weeth us. Pipple talk too modi ecn Hollywood. Everybody lights. You inohst fight.' She'll do another picture at M GM in the fall, then night club appearances throughout the country and bookings that will take her to London, Paris and Portugal in 1051. Pals arr advising Carmen to plump for the Bloody Mary role when "South Pacific" Is filmed, but she doesn't ihlnh she'll have more luck as a Duse tlian Zaiii I'illl had. "I made sees, seven t'ousand dollars a week In my night club act. Byootlful costumes, lotsa zecp and zoom. I gecv 'em loffing - eyes, sporkllng bceg mouth. Everybody say look at her becg mouth. Ees wonderful. Eef 1 try be riromotic. they lool at me. Why gamble?" Funnyman's III Sorry to repeat this, but one of the reasons for UI's production sprint, on "Abbott and Costelto In the Foreign Legion" Is Bud Abbott's serious Illness , . . There's talk again at Columbia of turning Ben Gage into a singing cowboy . . . Jimmy Stewart winds up his balmy Elwood p. Dowd role In "Harvey" and then goes into "Jackpot" at Fox. From crackpot to jackpot? . . There's an old "Duel In the Sun" poster on a sound stage wall at the Motion picture Center. "Sun" has been crossed out .and it now reads, more appropriately for Los Angeles. "Duel in the. Smog." • » * A cartoon in the Christian Science Monitor shows a couple of kids passing a movie theater and one sigh: "Gosh, t haven't been lo a movie in so long, 1 forgot what popcorn smells like." Ralph Edwards, accepting his Golden Scissor award from the California -\pparcl Creators as thr best dressed man In California quipped: "I understand 1 just nosed out Lassie. They would have given the award to Lflssie but (hey couldn't find a place to sew on an inside label." Ralph says he won't do kinescope for "Truth or Conscrntences" when it switches to TV hi the fall "It has to be on film," he says . . Casting switch: Marilyn Maxwell, who usually spoils sultry gowns and lush hair-do's. Is wearing blue Jeans and platd shirts for her role opposite Lew Ayres In "New Mexico." Cambridge, will be the second movie for Fidelity pictures. Fidelity's first, " Ann Double feature comine up: "The Skipper Surprised His "Woman on the Run." with Sheridan, Dennis o'Kccfe and Robert Keith, wintis up this week. Keith, the one-time film writer turned actor, tells some fabulous stores about work in 193! with Tom Mix on the star's first talkie, "Destiny Rides Again." Keith's story conferences were held at Mix's ,iomc, which was beautifully decorated in priceless Tom's favorite drink was brandy and champagne and, after four or five nips, he invariably would announce to anyone present: "I'm in the best physical condition of any star in Hollywood. Why? Because I've never taken a drink In my life." Timely To[iio "The Private Life of Dr. Paul oebbels" will be re-issued on the basis of Producer W. R. Frank's Iheory that the Russian situation lias made the film more timely than ever. It was re-titled "Enemy of Women" for its original release when the public was anti-war movie minded. II happened in San Francisco, wlicrc l-'ox was on location at the Clirran Theater fur scenes in -'All About Evr." Rctfe Davis stood on stage railing for someone to rehearse her lines with her. Tcoplc she called could not be found. "Miss Davis t " a crewman said, 'Why don't you just ask is there an actor in the house?" Bette considered this but countered: "Just what is an actor?" "Sorry," the crewman said. "I ' South. "Well," continued Norlh. "I figured that any time we got all the the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles"). He commends the faithful in Israel, despite the corruption that he rebukes ("Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened and heard It, and a book of remembrance was written for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name." Malachi 3:16). Perhaps in every age there have been these conflicts and contrasts, between those who have made religion a cloak for their own evil, and the pure heart who have seen God. The rebuke of the prophets was needed, but their message reached its heights in their appeal and inspiration toward integrity of faith and life, and devotion to way up to a grand slam we couldn't .... . . .. ... possibly be down more than one I God of righteousness and truth, trick. And maybe we'd make it. I "Now. if they happened to set! us, the redouble costs us only 200! points. But if we hapen to make it, the redouble gives us 300 additional! points. In other words, f was gam-I bltng only 200 points for a chancel to make 3GO. That's very nearly 2' to 1 odds." j North's arithmetic was very good.' but his common sense was very bari.J He forgot to lake into consideration the fact that West, the player who had doubled seven spades, wns a very good player. He was not the sort of player who would double a slam on "general principles." If West doubled, there were no ifs, j ands or buts about it; tlie hand was 75 Years Ago Today can't answer salary." that while I'm on N'o\v tnai Producer Eddie Small finally has started production, aftrr 13 years of preparation, on "The Life of Valentino" with Tony Dux- ter, the swoon boy is coming b.iek in celluloid flesh via TV. -The Eagle" and "Son of (he Sheik" arc now playing the TV tubes. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACUBY Written ofr NEA Service Guesswork Is Often A Path to Failure 'I'll tell you exactly why t redoubled," said North. "Go right ahead and tell me, 1 said A J862 1 ' none » A'KQJ 106 16 J. A 8 -t A A 5 V Q 10 2 »S5 1R iQ 1073 W E s (DEALER) A 7.1 V K 4 IDS + 8732 A 9 5 A KQ 109-1 - A 8 3 * 4 J.KJ62 South 1 A 3 A r. o. 6* Pass Pass N-S vul VVtsl North Pass 3 * Pass 4 4, Pass 5 V Pass 7 A Double Redouble Kast Pass Pass Poss P.1SS Pass Pass /.- J E. B. Rogers, Jr., son of Mrs. Emma Lou Rogers, went to Springfield. Mo., yesterday lo enter Draughan's Business College. He was awarded a scholarship because of his high school record. He tied with Miss Burnelle Bradley for second honnrs in genera] averages. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Warford and daughter, Grace Elizabeth, of El Dorado. Kans., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Guard and fflm- i ily for two weeks. i Mr and Mrs. J. L. Robertson and two sons, Jimmie and Frank, of | Cairo, III., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Allen PIckard with Jlmtnle remaining for a longer stay. course, took Into account Industrial facilities and manpower, among other things. Word from Tokyo Is Lhit the Japanese government Is willing to have American troops stay on alter the projected treaty Is signed. Moreover, Informed sources in the Japanese capital say the government would also agree to maintain buses required by American forces. Naturally Russia can be expected to battle any such set-up to a f^fei ish. Just as America, and the Wcac-* ern Allies need Japan for defense against the Communist offensive in southeast Asia, so do the Muscovites need it if the yare to succeed in their conquest of the Far East. American AdvanaRe America Is hardly likely lo surrender the aclvanage which she now holds in Japan In face of the Soviet's Asiatic, drive which, if successful would be followed by an Intensification of the cold war against the Western world. As a matter of fact, the Western authorities can maintain that the manner in which Japan was forced to surrender in the World War gives Russia jno grounds for special privileges. ' It will bo recalled that Russia didn't enter the war against Japan until after America had dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima August 6, The second bomb struck Nagasaki on August 9, and it was on this day that Moscow decided to join in against Japan, On August 14 the Nipponese agreed to surrender. That Is not to detract from the gallant services of Russia in other theatres of the World War. It merely means that the burden of the fight against Japan proper was carried by others who now feel that they have special claims. Famous Statue Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted- ' Girls famous statue 2 Roach for 8 It portrays a 3 Esk crs 4 Cubic <ab.) SHops' kiln 6 Leer 7 Low lide 8 Cultivated 9 Atop surely going to be set. With the ace of Ir -mps in his hand. West could easily afford to give declarer 2 to 1 odds against a grand slam. In fact even my friend Generous George might have offered ,13 to 1 odds I North's bidding was. of course, fantastically optimistic. He was blinded by the length and strength of his diamonds and the fact that he tinri an excellent fit with als partner's spades. However, thf re wns \ no need for him to guess about the final contract. It was all right for North to make a Jump bid in diamonds and then show control of club? and hearts. After that. It was sufficient for him Co go to six spades. With such strong bidding from North. South would automatically bid a grand slam if his spades were headed by all three of the lop honors. If, however. Smith's spades were headed by only ace-king, are- quccii. or klnfj-ouccn. Snuth would stop short at a small slam. North was trying to guess what his partner held, and was then try. Ing to bid the cards thus guessed. | It would have been much easier and far safer If he hud let South bid his own cards. Aftr>r all. South didn't need to guess: he covld lust loolc at his cards and see clearly what was in his hand. 27 Money priest who warned ngainsl the Trojan 13 Ease 14 Vegetable 15 Health rcsorl I0 Be 16 Bluish gray U Fermented 18 Excavated 12 Occupy 19 Courtesy title 1'Palm Illy 20 Lukewarm 25 Accordingly' 21 Age 22 Suffix 23 Exempli gratia (ab.) 2-1 Places 27 Cipher 29 Exclamation 30 Article 31 Not (prefix) 32 South Carolina (ab.) 33 Rumple 35 Sister oC Zeus 33 Note of Guide's scale 39 Diminutive suffix 40 Decay 42 Spanish seaport 47 Tree 18 Mimic 49 French river 50 Wild. (Scot.) 51 Climbing plant 53 This statue Is in the —— 55 Dinner course 56 First name of author France 23 Formerly 33 Wall decorations 34 Imaginary Island 26 The subject is 36 Close again shown with --his 42 Dressed 43 Diphthong 44 Opera singer 45 Persia 46 Greek letter 47 Idaho town 37 Greek goddess 52 Symbol for 41 Fresh-water sodium duck 54 Pronoun

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