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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW1 FRIDAY, AUGUST, IS, 1954 THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAIKES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October 9, 1917 Member of The Associated Press Meditations Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present'every man perfect in Christ Jesus:—Colo- Mitnt 1:M. * * * Man is by nature weak; he is borne in and to a state of dependence; he therefore naturally seeks and looks, about for help, and where he observes the greatest power, it is there that he applies and prays for protection.—H. Brooks. It's easy for folks to make monkeys out of them.-, selves just by carrying tales around. * * # An Oklahoma janitor skipped with the rent of apartment house dwellers. Probably his best job et cleaning up. * * # A Georgia, woman of 92 has used the phone only once. Just like a party on our line—but she'll hang up one of these days. * * * F*ol* rush in where signs say "Stop, Look and Uttea' and become angels. * * ^ Just thinking you are sick tells on you quicker than a kid brothet. Is Red Pol icy Shifting? It comes as a big surprise that Russia and Soviet Germany have now politely accepted. President Eisenhower's offer of aid to areas recently devistated by Danube River floods. The shock is the greater because shortly before the official Communist newspaper in East Germany had scoffed at the offer, charging the United States with trying to recruit spies and saboteurs through its proposed food aid program. Last year, it will be recalled, the Communists scornfully rejected a similar offer for East Germany. But the United States set up aid stations in West Berlin and invited Germans from the Eastern zone to come across. By the thousands, they did. The food parcels they received were a tremendous embarrassment to the Reds. Seldom has the West made better propaganda. Possibly the Russians have learned the lesson of this experience. Surely they .could not have wished to court deliberately another setback in prestige such as they suffered in 1953. If this is so, why then did the Red newspaper in Germany quickly depreciate this new offer ? The answer probably is that the Communist propaganda mechanism is a cumbersome affair, featuring automatic responses in many situations. Sometimes, however, the reaction is too swift and does not reflect a shift in policy at the higher levels. Russia may have had other purposes than simply desiring to avoid a new- propaganda defeat. Communists currently are busy trying to convince the world they are in a new mood of sweet reasonableness. Gullible France, facing a deci- •••sion of importance on the European army project, might be impressed. There is also the prospect the Reds may resort to some of their special tricks gumming up the aid by programs with administrative delays and other devices, or attempting to steal a large share of the credit. Evidently this country already is on guard against trickery. It has asked the Red Cross Socities to distribute the food to the Danube area, thus minimizing contact with Communist authorities. Somehow, too, it must assure American identification on all aid parcels. • If possible trickery can thus be circumvented, the United States—and the free world—will get the credit owing for another demonstration that in human disasters the enslaved nations seldom can solve their own troubles. It is the humanitarianism of free men, plus their resources, which saves the day. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : By carrier ID the city ol Blytheville or any subMTban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per jtar, $2.50 lor six months. $1.25 far three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. ' She Will Be Missed All the world is saddened at the untimely death of 20-year-old Emilie Dionne, one of the five Canadian girls whose multiple birth back in May, 1943, gave men a bright miracle to take their minds off the grim signs of gathering global conflict. People everywhere followed closely the story of the quints' brave surmounting of all the early obstacles to a healthy normal life. In maturity ,the girls maintained close ties even though they were finding separate patterns of personality. To those who remembered their beginnings, the biggest shock seemed to be expressed in the question: ''Are they really 20 years old?" The first dark hint of impending tragedy came a short while ago when Emilie was found wajidering in Montreal, evidently lost. She was described then as "distraught and confused." Now she is suddenly dead, of a series of epileptic seizures. Autopsy disclosed the family secret, that Emilie had suffered from such attacks from an early age. Like her sisters, Annette. Marie, Cecile and Yvonne, we shall all miss Emilie, and remember her fondly. Comfort In Philosophy Sweden's Premier Tage Eriander has found that even in a welfare state that has avoided rigors of war, an army bunk is still a mighty uncomfortable thing. He had to sleep in one recently when his exservicemen's club called him out for a refresher course with the other machine gunners of the class of 1921. The premier, as head of Sweden's Socialist government, is in the enviable position of being able to do something about the sleeping facilities he found at Axvalla army base. But the chances are that the bunk will continue to be one thing that isn't going to get soft in the modern army. Swedish soldiers would do better to seek comfort in philosophy. After all Plato's theory makes quite a lofty distinction between the ideal bed and its imperfect earthly manifestations. But it might be a little difficult to convince aching bones that, after all, a particular army bed isn't really real. It's just really hard. — Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY I don't think you can ever pass a rule making an irresponsible man responsible. —Senator McCarthy on*Senate investigating procedures. It is a violation of our federal constitution when our government gives our hard-eanred money to foreign nations.—Utah's Gov. J. Bracken LCC. * * # The President is determined to cleanse the federal establishment of the last remnants of racial and religious discrimination.—Maxwell Rabb, sec'y to U. 0. cabinet. They (American public) wanted to a*« the UN develop into a perfect thing in just a few years. They don't remember how long it took to build our own constitution.—Rep. Jame* Richard* (D, t.C.). *'The P.en Could Be Mightier Than the Sword at That" VIEWS OF OTHERS Where Are The Boy Wonders? Stout-hearted men with the blood of adventure rushing through their veins will be picking their way through the frozen wastes of Anarctica again soon. Who will be leading this fur-capped band of dedicated daredevils? Some beardless youth filed from tip to toe with boyish deerlng-do? Not on your life. It'll be the grand old man, of polar exploration—graying, wrinkled, weather-worn Richard E. Byrd, At 65 he is still the only American straining at the bit to go hightailing off into the land of the midnight sun and in search of the unknown. But where are all those youthful Hectors, G-al- lahads and Bayards who-used to have a corner on the pluck-and-luck department? Why is it jn 1954 we still have to send a sexagenarian back to the South Pole instead of one of the young lions? Adm. Byrd isnt exactly a frail and fragile graybeard. On the contrary, he is tough and wiry and as full of bounce as a varsity quarterback. But he's served his hitch in the Frozen South. He was there in 1929, 1933 and 1947. It'« time America was producing a new antartic explorer or two. It's the principle of the thing. Back in the old days, the best adventurers were hardly dry behind the ears. Meriweather Lewis & Clark expedition into the Great Wild West in 1804. Daniel Boone was 31 when he was exploring the Florida wilderness and only 35 when he blazed his way through the "dark and bloody ground" of Kentucky. George Washington was a mere babe of 16 when he was roaming the dangerous backwoods of America as an assistant surveyor. Balboa was 38 when he discovered the Pacific. Even in modern times, the explorers have been bright-eyed youngsters—well, almost. Adm. Robert E. Peary was just 36 when he made his first trip to the Artie in 1892. Roald Amunsen was 39 when he braved the same country in 1926. Stanley was 31 when he found Livingston. What we need is a new youth movement in exploration. All we seem to be able to produce today is a generation of raft riders who radio for help when the fish don't bite.—Charlotte tN.C.) News. Erskuie Johnson IN Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Belly Dancers Impart 'Culture' CAIRO, Egypt —(NEA)— I am going to bed now. And if you will pardon a further personal reference by way of explanation, I hope to catch up on a week's lost sleep. The Egyptian government invited 120 newspaper and radio people from all over the world to come out and help celebrate the second anniversary of kicking out King Farouk. Even two Russians came, though one of them went home mad after the text of the new Egypitain-British Suez Canal agreement was announced. Practically nobody got more than a couple of hours sleep a night for a full week. Ceremonies, parades and tours began at 8 o'clock in the morning so as to get them over with before the temperature got to around 100 at noon. Smart people may have taken a nap from them till sundown. But what with the heat, no breeze, the flies, no screens even in the best hotels, and no air-conditioning, sleep was impossible for those not broken in on the nap habit. Dinners began at eight or nine and lasted till midnight. Then people started going places. To boat cruises on the Nile, or to night clubs near the pyramids. Public loud speakers blared till midnight with more noise than a political convention. Then for good measure, on Friday, the Moslem holy day, prayers were broadcast from two to four a. m., because early-morning prayers are more acceptable to the Lord than late ones. A full 40-hour week of sleep to make up for all this, and I should be back to something like normal. The Egyptians have a propaganda trick which the Voice of America might want to consider— if they could ever get Congress to appropriate the money for it. This involves the use of belly dancers. Along with the newspaper men, the Egyptian government had invited to Cairo some 50 Sudanese chiefs, to promote good neighbor relations, naturally. At a Saturday night dinner given by the Egyptian Bank Misr at its private Club Embaba—after one of the most elaborate buffets of whole roast lambs and literally hundreds of meat dishes, fancy salads, fruits and the richest pastries in the world—a green-veiled belly dancer wa s brought on for entertainment. She threw every curve she had right in the faces of the big. be- ;urbaned Sudanese chiefs in their .ong white nightgown-like robes. They seemed to like it fine, and no doubt cultural relations between the two countries were greatly improved therebv. How long the 12 young Egyptian array officers who comprise the Revolutionary Command Council now governing Egypt can remain he simple, underpaid public servants they now appear to be will bear watching. The story freely told around Caio is that the wife of Lt.-CoL Gamal Abd el Nasser., prime minister and strong man of the R. C. C., toid her husband that they should now be living in a better house, in keeping with their new position. Colonel Nasser apparently thought that one over for a while. Then he came to the conclusion that since Maj.-Gen. Lewa Mohammed Naguib, who was president of the country, was still living in the same simple house he had lived in before, that example should be followed by all the other officials in the administration. Kamal El Malakh, the husky young engineer who made the recent discovery of Cheops' wooden solar ship at one side of the great pyramid, is coming to the United States this fall to lecture and consult with American Egyptologists on how to preserve and display his 5000-year-old finds. Within the next two years Egypt hopes to build a $30,000 air-conditioned museum on the site. It will contain the new finds plus other discoveries which Dr. Malakh is certain will be made in the area. At present, you can't see a thing of the solar boat. A narrow trench about six feet ^deep has been dug alongside a three-foot-thick stonewalled chamber housing the ship. You walk along this trench, then get down on your hands and knees, stick your head through a small hole. What you see is a long chamber about ten feet wide and high. It is illuminated by a couple of low-power electric lights. The boat is covered now with tar paper and old boards. That's all you see. HOLLYWOOD —NEA — Holl- wood- on TV: Has the movie in- dustr "hogtied" the king of the his TV lawsuit againstwOj8,..!C STUDIO? I'm asking the question—even if I can't answer it—because it's a hot conversation subject along video alle and on movie row now that he's earring his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ro wants: A ruling on whether Republic can release his old movies to TV without his permission. A U.S. circuit court of appeals denied his motion for a reversal of a California Supreme Court decision in favor of Republic. All I can give ou, ma'am, are the facts. The were: Exhibitors are askinf for new Rogers films et he hasn't appeared in a movie since 1951 when tie made "Son of Pale Face," one of Bob Hope's most profitable hits. Starring of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jack Webb and other TV stars in movies indicates there's no Hollwood opposition to Ro's telefilm series, or even the reissue of his old films on TV. He's still No. 1 western star at the box office via Republic's reissue of his films to theaters. Ro's quotes to me on the subject: "I'm anxious to do movies and I have the time." But he hasn't been signed for one since he filed the lawsuit! Interesting, huh? Jackie Gleason is considering a situation corned series based on sketches on his show . . . "Pride of the Famil," the Paul Hartman show, no longer is the pride of Revue Prod. The show was pink- slipped . . . Stu Erwin's daughter in "Trouble With Father" announces her engagement on a just- filmed show, paving the wa for Stu to become the father of the bride and ther a grandpop. panist, Eddie O'Neal, has gone Liberace one better. He has a piano shaped like a swimming pool. for Bean," "Thunderbolt the Wonder Colt," and other -shows has had offers from Las Vegas and is now putting the act together. Ann Sothern, TV's "Private Sec- retar," told eastern reporters she'd like to pla Maisie on the home screens but that MGM hat the rights sewed up. Wh, Maisie — I mean — Ann. Isn't "Private Secretar" Maisie b another name? "Space Patrol" is switching to film .. . "Grand Hotel" is headed for the living rooms as a series... wood rush to TV. Paula Ramond's joined the Holl- No more "Mr. and Mrs. North" problems for Richard Denning, a corned .series for himself . .. He's free of the show and plotting The order's out for more action and less romantic talk on Preston Foster's "Waterfront" show. "I did too man pictures in Hol- lwood. I put all m eggs in one basket. A man has to eat. I took whatever came along." That's Eddie Albert, a greater star on T than tie ever was in Hollwood or on Broadwa, looking back on his film career as it used to be now that he's returning to the big screens as the peddler in "Oklahoma!" One of the first film stars to decide the TV siren wasn't just luring actors on to destro them, Eddie went into TV because: "It has great economic health to it, because it has put actors into the seller's market and because it's a school for talent. I can be an old man in one "Satur- da Night Revue" and do a corned sketch the next. "TV's the greatest school for actors since vaudeville. Great stars like Jolson, Brice, Cantor and Jessel will come out of it." "Fireside Tneater" is reaching out for big movie names with bigger pa checks. Cecil the Seasick Serpent and other characters in the puppet programs for the half-pinters will take to the niter circuit for the pint gulpers. Bob Clampett, who owns "Time Sunday School Lesson— Written for tTEA Service Another July 4 has passed, and in Canada July 1 was celebrated to honor the formation of the Dominion by the Act of Confederation in 186.7. It is Canada's "Dominion Day." Such events in these two great democracies inevitably incline one toward much reflection concerning God and country, the nature of true patriotism, and the relationship between Christianity and democracy. The Christian in the very nature of his religion has a clear and particular obligation as a citizen. Brotherly love is of the very essence of human relationships in the religious faith that flows from belief in a God of love. Saint Paul says that we are members one of another (Ephes- iahs 4:25): and the Apostle John says "If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another" (I John 4:11). That is the Christian ideal. What a democracy it would be Zion,, set for light and leadership among the nations (see Malachi 3:12), what a different world might well emerge instead of a world of international fear, sus- j picion, and strife. An eminent English hymn writer expressed that ideal in a Congregational hymnbook: "Lift thy song among the nations, England of the Lord beloved." It is a pity that that hymn-could not be adapted to, and sung in, every democratic land. And at least four lines concerning God's call would Of his mighty Word to send it! forthneed no alteration at all: "How He trusts thee with the treasure Of His Word to send it forth; Mightily fulfill His pleasure Send His Word o'er all the earth" So much for a national ideal. But a" nation depends upon what its citizens are. And here,, I think, is one of the deeply wrong and if all men believed in and practiced it. But all citizens are not Christians; there are the Jews from whom this Christian heritage came.' and who share with Christians this ideal of human relationships. Their history in the conception of the Commonwealth of Israel profoundly illustrates both the greatness of a people "whose God is the Lord," and how tragically a nation called of God can fail when the call is spurned or forgotten. What seems to me the noblest expression of true and impassioned patriotism came out of an Israel that had learned through suffering and exile. It is in the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Way to Play Varies In Playing Bridge What is the correct way to play the heart suit shown in the North and South hands today? Most players would' say that the correct technique is to lead the ace of hearts first in the hope of dropping a blank queen. When it is thus discovered that East has all of the missing hearts, dummy is entered with a different astutely covered 'with the queen, and South won with the king of hearts. South now saw the danger. He had to ruff a spade with dummy's ten of hearts, and this would establish East's eight of hearts as the high trump. If South led a trump to dummy's ten, he would not lose a trump trick but would lose a spade trick later on. Hence South was bound to lose a club a diamond and either a spade or a trump. The bidding should have made it perfectly clear that West was void of hearts. He had begun by doubling one heart for a takeout, and he- had eventually run out of the double of four hearts. After ruffing the second round of diamonds, South should have led a low spade to dummy's queen in order to return the jack of hearts for an immediate trump finesse. If East covered with the queen, South could win with the king, win a second trump with dummy's ten, take a high spade, and ruff a low spade with dummy's last trump. It would then be easy to ruff a diamond and draw East's last trump. * If East failed to cover the jack of hearts on the first round of trumps, the process would be even easier. The whole point was that South had to finesse the very first trump trick rather than indulge himself in the very unsafe safety play of laying down the ace of :rumps first. i New TV network headache: Sndicated grosses from telefilms are exceeding sales to networks or national sponsors. The telefilm industr will do a total business of 3130,000,000 in 1954. Remember? I said in 1951 that telefilms would dominate TV. 75 Years Ago In Blythtville — Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Regenold .and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hale entertained 30 guests -with a fish fry a* the "Dip" near the banks of the Mississippi River last night, watermelon was served for dessert. Mrs. Jess Horner is expected to return today from Scales Mound, 111., and points of Kentucky. Miss Thelma Worthington is spending the wekend in Memphis visiting friends. FARMER GRIMES of Vinegar Bend says that all of his neighbors have cleaned the crab grass out of their cotton fields except two who are in Washington trying to get the federal government to solve the farm problems. — Daily Oklahoman. THEORETICALLY, tomatoes you grow yourself taste the best, but ;here's always a certain extra savor in eating those a neighbor brings over and thinking of all the hard work he put into them. — Columbia (S.C.) State. SPEED-UP education is when a woman decides to teach a man a esson. — EUaville (Ga.) Sun. racy. It is merely that democracy consists in majority rule. Majority Kile, popular govern ment, is better than the rule of a dictator, or the rule of a minority. But majority rule is a necessary procedure, or technique, of democracy; not its essence or true foundation. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, has its sure foundation only as the hearts, minds, and wills of a people are self-ruled. of Isaiah: '"For will not hold my 62nd chapter Zion's sake I peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth," IF RUSSIA ever attacks this country, the punks who are now so loudly assailing "red baiters" will be busily engaged in explaining that Russia must have changed. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. AFTER A TRYING day, her small son came into the kitchen with his pants torn, and she snapped, "You If every citizen in a democracy,'go right in. take off your pante and could see in hi* country an ideal mend them." WIST AJ1082 VNone • AKQJ84 4K104 SOUTH (D) 4AK76 VAX78431 4>7 49 North-South vul. South W«*t North EM! IV Double Pa« 2* 24 Pass 3V Pan 4V Past Pitt Double Pass 5 • Paat Pa» 5 V Past Pan Pa«i Opentaf lead— • K suit so that a finesse can be taken through East for the queen of hearts. This technique would be perfect in a different hand. As we shall see, however, it was disastrous in this case. West, opened the king of diamonds and continued the suit, South ruffing the second round. South then laid down the ace of hearts, discovering that East had all of the missing trumps. Still not seeing the trouble that was in store for him, South led a spade to dummy's queen and returned the jack ol hearts. 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