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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACK FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER N«W« FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1955 THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Gofe Natlon«l Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chlcafo. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oKlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- fress, October 9, 1917. ^^^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the cit.v of Biythevllle or any suburban towu where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year $2.50 (or six months, tl.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile »ne. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Therefore we are comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. — II Cor. 7:13. * * * From out the throng and stress of lies, From out the painful noise of sighs, One voice of comfort seems to rise: "It is the meaner part that dies." — Wm. Morris, BARBS It's always fair weather when picnics ret together and then conn* the downpour. * * * An Illinois man broke a sneak thief's nose—the moral of which is, keep yours out of other people's business. * * * It's hard to settle down when you return from vacation—not to mention settle up. * * * Lois of summertime romance* sUrt on the be*che« and wind up on the rockt, * * * The mosquito was discovered by the person •who discovered by the first mosquito. Fall Phenomena: Our Faith inChickasaws Tonight another football season will open at Haley Field Stadium when Osceola and Blytheville face each other in a game both coaohes hope will be a means toward improving their squads, not as an end in itself. We would wager that our Cliicka- saws will look a little ragged. Weaknesses probably will be apparent here and there and many fans will walk out at the end of the game (some before) saying something to the effect that "they just aren't nearly as good as they have been." That's what the fans have said nearly every year since Head Coach Russell Mosley came back to town in 1948 to bring his Alabama-styled routine to the job. Handicapped by a variety of circumstances, Mosley simply doesn't have the wherewithal! to turn out a top team, or even a pretty smooth one, for that first game. We always fear, about this time of year, that it's going to be a pretty sad football season, with just a few victories here and there. But that philosophy never allows for the prowess of Mosley, Bill Stancil and the rest of his coaching staff. So if little Osceola gives the boys a hard time tonight and if powerful North Little Rock knocks them around somewhat next week, just in the knowledge that Jlosley's ball clubs have always responded well to his 'firm hand and will be getting better each week ... at least that's been the case for seven years. But it's still a fall phenomon about which we never cease to marvel. 'Liberals' and Property For two or three decades now it has been fashionable for self-styled liberals to assert that they care for human values while their less enlightened opponents are concerned only with property values. This has been regarded as the unanswerable taunt. But it's not the clear- cut proposition its articulate sponsors seem to believe. To listen to them, one would imagine that liberals care for people while conservatives can only snuggle up to factories, buildings and real esUte in general. In truth—and this would appear to bt obvious to anyone not trapped in slogan- ized thinking—people usually are richly served by property values. And the man who iee« hi« task as protecting propertied interests is not necessarily anti- humanitarian. Left tuy, for itwUnc*, that a businessman temporarily squeezed by high *MT maMntl «e«U fe«k aomp«M«d to deny his workers a w»g« boost. If he did grant it and then found h« could not pass on his increased costs in the form of higher prices, he might soon go out of business. Suppose he were operating a plant Worth 25 million dollars, with a few thousand workers producing generally low- priced household appliances of some sort. To close would cost thousands their jobs, and rob perhaps millions of consumers of a useful product at a price they can afford to pay. The liberal would say these are stock arguments used to cloak the businessman's harsh concern for property at the expense of his workers. Of course there are cases where the charge is true. But there are also many where it is not, and the liberal critic makes no distinction. Today this country has thousands of thoroughly enlightened businessmen just as alert as any self-pronounced liberal to the human values in our society. But these men understand that humanity is served in many ways—not all of them the obvious!, or hand-out method. We all know that Americans enjoy far greater economic well-being than most others in the world, it's too bad one can't measure exactly how much the economic enterprisers and the vocal liberals, respectively, have contributed to this achievement. One does not frave to be very bold to guess that the- enterprisers are overwhelmingly .responsible for the high plane of living in the United States. Their initiative, resourcefulness arid energy have put us where we are. In recognized this, however, one need not discredit the devoted labors of the genuine liberals who have fought steadily and well to keep our huge industrial machine from crunching mere men underfoot. The problem is one of balance, and they have performed a notable service toward realizing it. The point to remember is that neither the conservatives nor the liberals have a private pipeline to Heaven. Properly, conceived, the philosophies and programs of both ought to approach basic human values—but from different sides. It's the Flag That Counts found the U. S. embassy in Moscow a veritable pigpen. Secretary of State Dulles snapped right back and said he'd ask Congress for money next year to fix things up. Hillings was horrified not only at the condition of the embassy but at the "battered automobile with dented fender" which Ambassador Bohlen uses in Moscow. He could not abide the idea of the American flag flying from a bashed fender. His concern is reasonable, of course. Without being too showy. American diplomats aboard ought to present a facade to foreigners which bears some fair relation to this country's stature in the world. Certainly there is no excuse for any diplomat being ill-housed, unless he is assigned to a quite primitive area. Nevertheless, we rather imagine that the American flag looks pretty good wherever it flies—even from a dented fender. SO THEY SAY Our Changing World Present price relationships for agriculture are about midway between the postwar boom and the depression of the thirties. — Agricultural conomist Don Paarlberg. My boys are going to get an education first and Paul Jr., is going to receive training to become a dentist. And, In the language of my brother-in-law (Dizzy Dean), that's the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth. — Mrs. Paul Dean, whose husband was the other half of the famous pitching Dean brothers. I cannot refrain from mentioning that our 14 million American Negroes own more automobiles than all the 200 million Russians or the 200 million Negroes in Africa. — Herbert Hoover. * * * When the truth is told where it hasn't been known before, .it's bound to prove right interesting. — Ex-President Truman comments on the forthcoming publication of his memoirs. * * * If communism takes over the United States it will be through Infiltration of the government which secularism is powerless even to detect. The attack on the church will come later. — Rev. John F, O'Hara, Catholic archbishop ol Philadelphia. * * * The day they take the (baseball) uniform off me, they'll have to rip It off. And when they do, they c»n bury me.— Brooklyn's Roy Campanella. * * * It doesn't get this hot In Russia. — Alexander v, Soviet termer visiting Iowa. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Connie and Diane Necessitate A New Look into Flood Control WASHINGTON —(NEA)— What hurricanes Connie and Diane did to New England and the Middle Atlantic states has apparently made necessary a completely new look at all flood prevention plans for this area, according to • U. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis and the Army Corps of Engineers. After the 1936 floods, Congress authorized a 300 million dollar flood control plan for all of. New England, except Maine. To date, 60 million dollars have been spent on this plan, mostly in the Connecticut River valley. The plan was based on the assumption that the greatest flood danger was in the spring, when melting snows in the Vermont and New Hampshire mountains would increase the runoff to the coastal states. The 1938 hurricane upset this theory considerably. This storm moved northward across New England. It caused heavy rainfall and runoff both upstream and downstream. So far, five of these upper Connecticut dams have been completed. They are \3nion Village, VI.-. Surry Mountain. N. H-.: Birch Hill. Hully and Knightsville, Mas.. The KnightsVille dam, which cost 2'. million, is supposed to have saved the lower Connecticut from another 11 million dollars worth of damage. One project, the Mansfield Hollow, Conn., dam has been completed on the Thames. Little or nothing has been done on the Housatonic, which suffered this year's worst loss. Delaware River basin development in eastern New York and Pennsylvania and western New Jersey is even less farther along than the New England rivers. Fifty million dollars worth of projects have been authorized for flood prevention and control onj this river, hut only one million ] dollars worth of work has been \ completed. | General Sturgis wants another 5650,000 for further surveys in this whole area, to revise his planning in the light of new data on inland storm patterns from hurricanes. The 1838 iloods should have been a warning of more of the same to follow. But the combination of mankind's natural apathy and his optimistic belief that bad things won't ever happen again caused interest in the New England flood control plan to wane in the next 15 years. Last year's Hazel got Congress excited enough to appropriate a million dollars for a survey of hurricane damage prevention on th2 Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Butj now, along have come Connie and] Diane to upset this planning for coastal protection only. What seems to be happening is that the storm patterns are changing. Hurricanes used to hit Florida to Carolina coasts, then veer off into the Atlantic. Now they seem to be coming inland more, creating a fMl flood menace.' Connie's rains saturated the ground, but caused no particular problems. Diane's cloudbursts on top of it, plus a normal low from the west, dumped more water on the downstream stretches of northeastern rivers than they were ever prepared to handle. And they presented a brand-new flood control problem lor future solution. Such projects RE have been completed in the New England ilood control plan are estimated to have lessened the damage considerably. Twenty million, dollars have been spent on 10 Connecticut River local protection projects, like retaining walls and channel improvement. They are credited by the Corps of Engineers with saving Hartford and East Hartford from another 33 million dollars worth of damage such as it sustained in 1936. The upstream dams and reservoirs are also credited with reducing the downstream runoff damage. Sunday Sclwol Lesson— By WILLIAM E. GILROT, D..D From Malachi, the closing book of the Old Testament to Matthew, the first book of the Nev.', was a period of about 400 years. The Book of Matthew, which stands first in the record, was apparently not the first Gospel to be written, an honor commonly assigned by Biblical scholars to the Gospel oi Mark. But Mark's Gospel, unlike that of Matthew and of Luke, contains no reference to the birth and childhood of Jesus, and only a limited story of the Resurrection. The Gospel of Luke, as Luke himself indicates (Luke l:l-3i was of later origin, and the Gospel of Matthew, as Harper's Bible Dictionary states, "was early recognized as the authoritative and most comprehensive record of Jesus' life." The Prophecy of Malachi, as the last book in the Old Testament is also the last of the canonical Books, that is the Books authoritatively recognized as of special inspiration. But it would be a mistake to assume that the period that followed was barren of important and significant Jewish writings. The translators of the King James Authorized Version recognized this, when they included in that translation the so-called Apocryphal Books ol the Old Testament. They are found today in most pulpit Bibles, and in some of the older "family Bibles." I think it is regrettable that they are not included, as they once were, in all King James Bibles. But a discussion of their place in Luther's Bible, and In other versions, may be found in any good Bible dictionary. It is a somewhat complicated matter. Probably the best known, and most frequently read, ol the Old Testament Apocryphal Books are the two Books of the Maccabees. As tell of the terrible persecution of the Jews by the Greek conquerors of Palestine, in their effort to corrupt the religion of the Temple with pagan elements, they tell also of the li rt roic resistance, find of the intensity of the religious ItlUi «ud the flrmncM erf the At vout Jews under persecution.. I have often cited the almost to- credible facts of that persecution, in which 800 Pharisees, then the m*st intensely religious, were crucified in one day. And 6,000 worshipers, when they resented the corruption of the service, were put to death within the very precincts of the Temple. These facts are staled on page 54 of the "Comprehensive Helps to Bible Study," published with Bag- sters' Teachers' Bible, my dally companion for many years. So far as I know this Bible, for- _.,erly published in the U.S.A. by James Pott and Co., in New York, is no longer available. I advise anyone who can get hold of a copy, old or new, to grab it. In spite of persecution of the Jews, never more terrible than in our own time under Hitler and his fiendish associates, Jewish faith and idealism have continued throughout the ages. I propose in a next article to tell something of how alkthat was, and Is, best in Judaism has Infiltrated and blessed the nations. - TWO ANGRY candidates of opposing political beliefs rushed at each other. Friends stepped In to separate them. Each struggled to get at the other. The first, seeing the extremely violent effort of his opponent, exclaimed: "More of you men hold Jones! One man can hold me!"—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. LITTLf LIZ II often looks ItKe the siofk Is kiddino some folks too much. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Deceptive Play Leads to Error Shed no tear for South in today's hand. He was the victim of his own greed, but it must be admitted that West's deceptive play steered South into the path of destruction. West opened the four of clubs, NORTH * J106 V 104 » AKQJ2 WEST EAST *72 » KJ7S * 63 2 • 105 « 863 *K10«43 + J2 SOUTH (D) AA95 V-AQ98 • 974 4AQ« North-South vul. SM* Welt North tut IN.T. Past 1N.T, Paw Pan Pat* Opining lead—4 4 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Guys and Dolls: Winning a supporting role Oscar has benched many a film career but there was no "three strikes, you're out" call on Walter Brennan. He won three of •em U936-'38-'40) and he's still in the Hollywood character star lineup because, he says, "You can't let Oscar go to your head and start demanding big big roles. I'll play anything—even a slot machine." Acting is Brennan's success secret but, he grins, "I just never let them catch me at it. 1 ' It's another toothless old-codger role for him as Uncle Jesse in William Wellman's "Good-bye, My Lady" for Batjac Prod. Which is easy as usual because Brennan lost all his teeth in the early '30s. "All I have to do," he grins, "is come into the studio, hang: up my hat and take out the China Clippers." A MASTER STORV TELLER, Brennan holds the record for }he shortest Academy award acceptance speeches. He said "Thank you" in 1936. In ' 1937 it was "Thank you very much." And in 1940 he bowled 'em over with: "Thank you very, very much." He hasn't decided what he'll say if he wins another Oscar. "Maybe," he told me, "I'll Just take my teeth out and grin." .. Costardom on Broadway for a couple of movie stars could mean an arm-breaking bee over scene- stealing and ego-flattening. But not when the stars are married and have "rules," Joanne Dru insists. She's teamed up before for films and stock plays with hubby John Ireland and: "It works out fine. We just use the same rules we do for our happy marriage." JOANNE SAYS SHE pays attention when John is speaking. "And I do it," she laughed, "even if I'm dying to deliver my next line. John does the same for me." They have another rule. Ireland fades quietly into the background when Joanne comes on stage in a new gown. "And we don't live our roles off-stage," she added. Mai-be It's a good thing. Their Broadway play is "Deadtall," in which John plays a suspected murderer. And Joanne is "sort of a Beverly Hills Lady Macbeth." "You can't pet tired of something you don't get enough of.'* Dale Robertson talking on the "Day of Fury'' set about movie stardom and the reason why he doesn't want to be a "90-mmute actor." The hambones, claims Dale, wreck their careers early by picking only scripts in which they are in every scene. "Give me a few good scenes and a lot of other people bounc- in' in and out," snys Dale. "That's what makes a good picture—and keeps an actot going. Look at John Wayne. He goes on forever because he doesn't try to erab ev- ery scene." Dale's still dating Mary Murphy but wedding bells can't ring again for him until May of 1956. That's when his divorce is final A GAL WHO WAS there durtajf the feudin' of another comedy team. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. doesn't think the strained relations between Jerry Lewis and Dean Martift will show in future TV stanzas and movies. Hillary Brooke was Bud and Lou's leading lady when they i'ilmed "Africa Speaks." '• "It was during their big feud," she remembers, "and they weren't even speaking. Even business problems were transmitted through interpreters. But when they were in front of the camera there was no indication at all of their bitter feelings. They fell right into their routines and traded dialogue as U nothing had happened." But can Dean and Jerry do H? It's a big show business question mark due to be answered in mid- September when they return to TV and movie making. 75 In Blythevillt East put up the jack, and South won with the queen. South could count five diamond tricks and three aces In addition to the first trick, but he saw no harm in going after extra tricks. With this object in mind. South led a, diamond to the dummy and returned the ten of hearts for a finesse. When' South let the ten of hearts ride, West craftily won with the king (instead of the jack) and returned the king of clubs. South naturally assumed that East had the jack of hearts and that he was going to make 11 tricks in lop cards. With, some idea of preparing for a squeeze, South took the ace of clubs, led a second diamond to the dummy, and led dummy's remaining heart in order to finesse the nine of hearU, West pounced on this trick with the jack of hearts find cashed three olut> trick* to a*t tli* contract. The agricultural department reported that the condition of thi cotton crop as of Sept. 1 was 74 percent of normal with an Indicated total production of 12,772.000 bales. The marriage of Miss Mabellt Snyder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Snyder, to W. Elmer Und- sey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Lindsey, was solemnized at fivft o'clock Sunday afternoon at th« home ol the bride's parents. A scavenger hunt provided ^amusement for 30 guests of Jeannie Morrii Saturday night when she celebrated her birthday. Balloons and garden flowers decorated the lawn of her parents, M*. and Mrs. Harvey Morris, where later the pink birthday cake was served with Ice cream. An appeal for more local women to assist the Red Cross In clothing millions of refugee women and children In Great Britain and Finland was made today by Mrs. E. R. Mason chairman of the Knitting Division of the American Red Cross. William Fausht will leave tomorrow for Cliarlottsville, Va.. where he win do graduate work at the University of Virginia. South's blood pressure Is back to normal, thank you. but he will never be the same trusting soul. Q—The bidding has been: North Eist South H'«l 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: 4Q74 V52 4K632 *J S 4 I What do you do? A—Bid two no-trump. ¥<M have some useful cards, but yoi haven't quite enough to make • positive response. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *52 ¥074 4K63Z *J5U What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Lightning Control Is Sought MISSOULA, Mont, itfi—Govern- ment firelighters are aiming to disarm thunderclouds over Montana 10 control forest firt-s. Operation Skyfire :s aimed at. pullsus 'hi: fangs of Montana lightning storms by the summer of 1956. Jack Banows. chief ol the Jnter- mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, says the Iirst objective is to get basic information by man-made changes in clouds. Sky tracking of clouds was among the first jobs. The paths of clo.uds will be charted to learn their patterns and thunderstorms classified by intensity. Classification should help greatly, snld Barrows, "In picking out clouds that look like good bets for seeding and, passing up those Unit look like poor bets." A mobile laboratory Is in the field. VICE PRESIDENT Richard Nixon snid it is "certainly not true" that ihe Democrats gave to the President' more support than the Republicans There was only' one tie vote during the session, and Vice President Nixon wasn't even there to break the tie.—Lexington Herald. Common Phrases ACROSS 57 New Economic 1 Like peas in Policy (ab.) 4 You will or 1 Fleshy fruit 12 in a 4 Skin growths million 5 Curved 13 Askew. molding Answer c? E « F A C T & O R A D R A H E* * U M i U 1_ E I" A « 1_ ie N fc-. I £ 0 A O •V e- A A K to *, E T fr fr N N E Pn # A T 1 t L. t> r P o i £> U Bf vious Puzzle i c N H K £> N A. 1=7 A. P T a. F fr E. A G e T o i •^ E T N A t O N T = £r T t£ E & T E E R K E tsl & E E « T 5 & £ €, rN T •15 Mouse genus 7 Golf mound 18 Looks- alike 8 Bravely U Landed t Stanley . properties Gardner 20 Choose 10 Fish sauce 1 outs 11 The acid 22 An 'duckling 34 Alfred and Lynn Fontaine 26 On water 27 Garden tod .30 Each . ' :32 Oil [34 and E- Cleopatra >J5 to the cor* MWonn 17 Little white »"Harp that • once through 's halls" 40 Fruit decay 41 London's Big . 41 Soup plant 45 Accumulated 49 Protections' 51 Feminine appellation 52 Anger* MlrriUtt M Employ 5.1 Cockchafers 66 and 17 Dark (prefix) Sicily 19 Poker stakei 31 Visitor 23 Car parts 13 Water 24 Lavender and mammal Old 38 Racial 25 Arrow poison 40 Consecrate 26 Eagle nest 41 Foundations 27 Bad driver 42 Sour (3 words) 43 Malay 28 One of a kind 44 and 29 Volcano in under 46 Leer 47 Comfort 48 Go off th« end SO War god r m lk

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