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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGI FOUR BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWi FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1984 THE BLYTHfiVILLJE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS OO. H W. RAINES, Publisher KARRY A HAINE8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, iditor PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representative*: Wallae* Witmer Co. New Tort Chicago, Detroit, Memphii. Entered as second class matter at the poit- olfio* at BlTtheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October I, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any gubmrban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per j*ar, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mai] ontside 50 mile xone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations The place of the icripture which he read wa» this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, •o opened he not his mouth. — Acts 8:32. * # # Silence is one of the hardest kind of argu- 'ments to refute. There is no good substitute for wisdom; but silence is the best that has yet been discovered. — H. W. Shaw. Barbs Every man starts life as a baby and the smart ones outgrow it. * * # Any girl who Is worth a million doesn't have to look like it. * * * Ah, brother! He's teaching sister to swim again Somebody else's sister. * * * Iff*, like people, are always welcmoe, but not after they go broke. * * * A car and a girl often are judged by the paint job. It would be smarter to investigate udner the hood. Who's Con fused? Senator Jenner of Indiana recently came up with one of his more puzzling speeches on the Senate floor. In one breath he said a "left-wing- collectivist elite" still holds power within the government, and in another he said he could not ask for a "better team" than President Eisenhower and his top defense men. Jenner told the Senate left-wing clique ig composed of holdovers from previous administrations. He said these people have developed an "inner steering group" which is free to control Congress, the President and the courts. He added: "It has dominated American foreign and military policy through its skill in manipulating laws, directives, committees, conference reports, and briefing sessions." Now Jenner's Internal Security Com- mitee put ou a volumnious report on Communist infiltration which used language like that. But in this new speech the senator is not talking of the past, but the present. He is saying that this group of "left-wingers" exists today in government, and is so powerful that nobody can do anything about it. - Certainly few men would be so rash as to argue there are no Communists, no subversives, no moderate left-wingers in government today. To assume that would be to suggest on the one hand that our Red enemies are not very resourceful, and on the other that there is not much range of political opinion in America. Yet it is something else to state flatly that these people "dominate" American policy. That is something which cannot simply be asserted but must be proved. Jenner has offered no shadow of proof. Furthermore, he has named no names. Wha are these dangerous, powerful holdovers ? If Jenner can name them, and if they do have the power he contends, how then can he have any confidence in Mr. Eisenhower and his team? For the import of his charges is that the "left-wing elite" has stolen power from everybody, including the President A Chief Executive and an administration which allowed this to happen could hardly be deserving of much favor, either from Congress or the American people. Actually, the senator's praise of the Eisenhower team is a left-handed compliment, since he can hardly believe it is anybody's business but the President's to get rid of "holdovers" from previous regimes. But unless Jenner turns up some evidence to support his charges, neither Mr. Eisenhower nor anyone else i« likely to pay any attention to them. Strong words merely sound silly when nothing !• *f Jerri to Social Go ins Amid the turmoil of the congressional stretch drive, the Senate put its approval on a bill considerably expanding and improving the nation's social security system. The measure is a cornerstone of President Eisenhower's legislative program for 1954. The more than 6,300,000 people now drawing benefits would get at least $5 more a month. Maximum monthly benefits for families retired or retiring in the future would be lifted from the present $168,75 to $200. And retired persons would be allowed to earn more than they can now and still draw payments. Time was when a program of this sort would arouse bitter partisan contro- versary, 'but not any more. The bill passed the Senate by voice vote late one night. The Republicans said nothing about socialism, and the Democrats merely wished the proposals went still further. In this area, clearly, the President made good his promise not to disturb but to advance the "social gains." Prom time to time these columns have commen- ed on the fireworks menace. It was pointed out that the passage by the Senate of a bill to prohibit the transportation of fireworks from one state into another which forbids their use was a step in the right direction. Later in another column comment was made "that the fireworks menace still continues even though the Fourth of July has passed. Now comes word of what is probably the worse single tragedy connected with fireworks. Two fireworks factories in far separated parts of the country blew up killing at least thirteen persons. It was tragic irony that those who manufacture the dangerous items should be brought to death and injury by them. Fireworks have been a threat to our children and grownups long enough. Too many of them have been killed or maimed by them. When the time comes that even the fireworks manufacturers cannot control these deadly "toys", it is a good indication that their manufacture must be brought to a halt. If this is not done by Federal legislation, more stringent and widespread local laws must be enacted to prohibit their manufacture, sale, and use.—Portsmouth (Va.) Star. H'isred On Its Own Petard Russia saved Romania, if you believe Moscow, from captialist sweat shops and unemployment lines. But even the Romanians caught the Soviet Union in a prevarication. There appeared in the Romanian Communist party organ, a luscious picture of what was described as the children's sanatorium in the Odessa area. The caption read: "The sun, the sea and good medical care contribute to the healthy development of Young Soviet citizens in the homeland of the builders of Communism." The Soviet mistake was to run the picture in a Romanian paper. For many Romanians recognized the institution as on the Romanians had built themselves in pre-war days in Bessarabia. The Soviets achievement. Lies are lies, whether told in Moscow or somewhere else and more often than not reveal themselves. We wonder how many people behind the Iron Curtain are privately unaffected by Communist efforts because of blunders like this.— Shelby (N.C.) Star. Point Hit Home One trouble with most discussions of taxation it that they involve statistics which are incomprehensible to any but the specialist. Now praiseworthy efforts are being made to dramatize the tax problem in a manner that will bring it home to all of us. Ah Iowa barber shop, for instance, featured a sign saying that the average customer could get his hair cut twice a month for 30 years for the money he paid in direct hand hidden taxes in 1952. A Texas department store had a window' display of two male mannequins showing all the clothes, lubggage, and other supplies one year's taxes would buy. A utility company did a similar thing, showing the number of appliances, including washer, atove, etc., the average-income family could have bought with its tax money. This is one highly effective way of showing up the tax problem for what it is—a problem that is a direct, personal and extremely important matter to everyone.—Burnswick (Ga.) News. SO THEY SAY If a man really wants to do something, you've got to let him do it Mrs. William Willis lets hui- band attempt Pacific crossing on raft. * * * I havent the ilightest interest in the personal life of the senator from Wi*. (Sen. Joseph Mo- arthy.)— Senator Fulbright (D., Ark.) * * * A Farm program is not realistic—nor genuinely helpful to farmer*—when it depend* upon th« the building of huge surpluses for which there art neither foreseeable markets nor storage space.— Senator Smathem (D., Fla.) * ¥ ¥ Today In tht world we havt two great strivinf Ideoloflei. One ... of free men freely doing their daily work . . . The other i« a regime of master •!**• tetaff.~«K'f tf ItMturr Mumphrtr. It Sure Stands Out Like a Sore Thumb Peter Ed so n't Washington Column — Six Senators Face an Unenviable Assignment in McCarthy Probe Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) -Hollywood on TV: What happened to Irene Dunne, Gloria Swanson and othe stars when the public decided they were to blame for inferior teleplay* they introduced on home screens won't happen to Ronald Reagan if he can help it. Reagan asked for and received a voice in the selection of stories before he signed up to host the big star-studded General Electric theater series this fall. "Not only do I have a responsibility, but I have the opportunity fulfill that responsibility," he told me. "I read material from morning to night. My eyes are falling out. I don't aay that I won't get blamed for the plots that fail ;o come .off. Where can -you find 39 good stories? But at least I'm doing my best." was a toe-dancer at the age of five. Line in a Los Angele* music school advertisement: "We not only teach you piano, we teach you 10 smile, chatter and be personable." What—no brother George? Mad TV show idea: "You Bet Your Wife." WASHINGTON — (NBA)—It will be the major political miracle of all time if the Six Senators in Search of an Answer on the McCarthy question can produce one that will satisfy everybody or anybody. Grant that the senators are men of good will, noble intent and the highest of patriotic motives. No breath of scandal has been produced against Republicans Watkins of Utah, Carlson of Kansas or Case of South Dakota; nor against Democrats Johnson of Colorado, Stennis of Mississippi and Ervin of North Carolina. None has so far achieved any recognition as being- among the great senators. All are middlf- class men of apparent honesty and integrity as politicians go. A more representative jury on any simple question of right and wrong would be hard to find. But this particular case they have been asked to decide almost defies satisfactory solution. Suppose they bring in a report that Senator McCarthy is guilty of all or most of these charges made against him by Republican Senator Flanders of Vermont, Democratic Senator Fulbright of Arkansas, Independent Senator Morse of Oregon: That he refused to appear before the Gillette elections subcommittee of 1952, investigating charges of prior misconduct. That the work of his former investigators, Roy Cohn and J)avid Schine, compromised the national honor. That he has shown an habitual contempt of government officials like Brig.-Gen. Ralph W. "Zwicker. That he accepted $10,000 from Lustron corporation without rendering comparable services. That he publicly urged government employes to violate .their oaths of office by furnishing him with secret information. That he has made unwarranted attacks against Gen. George C. Marshall. No McCarthy supporter will believe or pay any attention to any finding of guilty on any of these charges. There is nothing in this language which would bounce Joe out of his chairmanships or stop his investigations in any way. On the other hand, suppose a finding of not guilty is brought in by the committee. There would be immediate cries of whitewash, and of the senators' unwillingness to chastise a member of their club, no matter how unbecoming his behavior. A split report, on political or any other lines, would be just as unsatisfactory. It must be recognized, also, that no matter what the report of the committee, it must be made to the full Senate and that the final decision must be made by a vote of the full Senate. In arriving at this decision, there will be the usual unlimited Senate debate. So the need would still appear to be remote. Senator McCarthy has been investigated before with no ill ef- fects. The Gillette committee, later headed by Senator Hennings of Missouri, labored. from August, 1951, to December, 1952. The result was a long and fully documented report which said in its summary: "The subcommittee itself is not making any recommendations in this matter. The record should speak for itself. The issue raised is one for the entire Senate." The Senate ducked and did nothing. The report was bucked to Department of Justice. Nine months later its attorneys reported that no basis had been found for prosecution of Senator McCarthy on charges of violating the election laws. That left everything just where it had been before, firmly suspended in midair. This year, of course, Senator McCarthy was investigated by another special subcommittee under Sen. Karl Mundt of South Dakota. t labored from April 22 to June 17. Its findings aren't in yet. How the new committee under the chairmanship of Senator Wattins can speed up this procedure is hard to see, unless it prepares its report in a vacuum. If it takes evidence, listens to charges and countercharges and permits cross- examination by both sides, the show could run till election day or doomsday. But the Watkins committee will apparently avoid some of the worst sideshow antics which made the Army-McCarthy hearings a national disgrace. Live shows v». Hollywood tele- films. Here's the latest high brass opin- on and it's good news for Hollywood. Walter Craig, TV director 'or one of the nation's biggest advertisers (Procter & Gamble) told Variety: "Hollywood's influence in tele- •ision is swelling to such propor- ions that sponsors can no longer gnore it. Even in the east they will admit grudgingly that Hollywood can do it better on film because of the depth in the ranks of know-how." The argument over too much sex and violence in children's TV shows rages on. Now it's a senate juvenile delinquency committee survey of 152 radio-TV editors deciding that parents have the responsibility of protecting their children from any possible harm from video shows. That's logical, but rough on parents. It's up to TV to schedule th« adult blood and thunder after junior's bedtime. Mario Lanza's at Scripps Clinic, shedding weight for his September TV warbling date. . . . French warbler Gaby Bruyere will zip up a fall Comedy Hour show. Claudette Colbert has red-lettered Aug. 16 — her first telefilm, Ford Theater's "Magic Formula," and her first appearance in front of a Hollywood camera in two years. She's still looking for a magic formula for her own horn* screen show. IRONIC NOTE: Ann Doran, who will play Henry Aldrich'a mother on the new CBS-TV series, and who WAS ditto for Bob Matthias In his film biography, has never been married. NEWS ITEM: "Box Office Television is trying to work out a closed-circuit network to service night clubs throughout the country with large screen floor' shows." T h a t's something comedians would love — Inebriated hecklers that can't be seen or heard. But how can a wolf flash his teeth at a chorus cutie 3,000 miles away? Off the sound track: Rod Cam**. on, about his fellow "City Detective" emoters: "I've .met some --f the greatest actors in my lifetime on the series — most of them from the stage." The pilot film in the Ann Sheri- eras Aug. 24 ... Ruby Keeler's 11-year-old nephew, Donald Keeler, will be one of the kids in the Lassie telefilms. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service By WILLIAM GILROY. D.D. One cannot read far into the Ne Testament and the recorded word and teachings of Jesus withou realizing the great extent to whicl 1 the Great Galilean challenged man of the prevailing conceptions, at titudes and motivations that hav influenced life and conduct. The continue to be widely .prevalent in our own time. The ambition, the desire to ge ahead of others, the lust for power all these motives that so strbnglj influence men. were present among the Twelve, who had left all to follow Jesus. The "mother of Zebedee's children." when she supposed that Jesus was going to set up an early kingdom, came with the requesi that her sons, James and John should sit on either "hand of the throne (Matthew 20:20-28). The other ten, who had their own ideas were "moved with indignation." Against that Jesijp said in the plainest way that greatness did not consist of power and preference but in service. And when He failed to inculcate the lesson by precept, He enforced it by the example of washing the disciples' feet (John 13). The rich farmer, whom Jesus described in a parable (Luke 12:16-21), was a typically successful man. He did what almost every successful man would do. He planned for bigger things, to pull down his barns and build greater, he planned to enjoy the fruits of all that he had built up. What wa* the matter with that? Iin't it what most successful men do? But Jesus challenged that whole conception of success. For one thing he pointed out it* false economy. The man had left out the most important thing of all, his own life. That wai his physical existence, as the Oreek word there used for "life" impliei. But he had also left •* MM mart import*** factor. He hadn't been rich toward God. The men whom the fanner typifies are legion. The acquisitive instinct seems natural to man. I suppose that it is a valuable social and economic incentive. Yet Jesus challenged it with the amazing assertion that "It is .ore blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). It is true that those words axe recorded by St. Paul, and do not occur in that exact form in the recorded sayings of Jesus in the Gospels. But Paul was either repeating what was recorded in tradition, o was expressing the spirit of all the Master's teaching, it was a faithful record. It shorna oe noted particularly that the challenges of Jesus to what might be called dominant worldly attitudes and ways were not negative. Over against the worldly ways Jesus set positive, constructive conception* of more abundant life. What Jesus emphasized was different values. How great these values are, and how thoroughly the challenges of Jesus are vindicated, can be seen when one compares the greatness of those whose lives have been conspicuous in giving, in contrast with those whose chief aim has been getting. Great names onoe associated almost entirely with getting are now conspicuous in agencies of human- tarian enterprise. It is indeed more bleated to five than to receive. Study This Tip: Improve Your Game 5By OSWALD JACOBY A response of one no-trump to your partner's opening bid usually shows a count of about 6 or points. When an opponent make_ an intervening bid, there is no Promised and hoped for: Milton Berle plotting a mad take-off on Martha Raye for one of his first fall shows. . . . Pinky Lee is jump- in' for joy over his happy news— his TV show has been renewed for another year. . .. First Yank actor to get a bid from Doug Fairbanks, Jr., to star in one of his British- made telefilms is Jeff (The Robe) Morrow. BLUSH DEPT.: Jack Mahoney, the rough-and-tough Range Rider, Look for Mickey Rooney to do A Max Liebman "spectacular" Irom New York before the snow flics. ... NBC picked up comic Paul Gilbert's contract for another year. .. . "Holiday," the telefilm travelogue series narrated by Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien and Joan Fontaine, is popping up on mid- west stations. About those night-club floor shows via TV a^ain: How can a, floor show be on a wall? A lost weekender's fir*t look may put him *w»y for keeps. two stoppers in spades, as he thought he did. Correct defense held him to one spade trick and defeated his contract. West opened the deuce of spades, not the queen. East put up the ace of spades and returned the suit, and South could make only one spade trick. When the hand was actually played, South finessed the jack of spades at the second trick, and West won with the queen. West returned a spade, clearing the suit. South could not make his game contract without setting up the clubs, and East was able to gain the lead with the ace of clubs in order to cash the rest of the spades. If West had opened the queen of spades (the lead that many beginners would mistakenly consider proper), declarer would have made his contract. This lead would give South two spade tricks, and be would then be ablt to run nine 75 Years Ago In Blythivilli — Mr. and Mr*. F. B. Joyner and children left yesterday for Okeema, Okla., where they will visit relatives for several wek*. Mr. and Mrs. Charlei 8. Lemon* will lav tomorrow for Fort Smith and Siloam Springs for a wek's vacation. Marcus Eward will serve a* president of the Chickaaaw Athletic club for the coming year. He was elected at a meeting of the club at the Hotel Noble last night. BACK from a walk, little Phyllis recounted, "We saw the funniest man. He was sitting on the sidewalk talking to a banana skin!" — Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. NO CITIZEN of Kansas Is suggesting giving the drought-stricken state back to the Indians, as it is feared they might vote against crop price supports. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. ACCORDING to "Moscow propaganda, Thailand is "venal, corrupt and half-Fascist." No wonder they want it! — Memphis Press- Scimitar. WOMEN are smarter than men, says a judge. But did he ever see a man button his shirt up the tricks with four hearts, and three "back? — Fort Myers (Fla.) News- diamonds to add to the spades. Press. BUYER—You swindler! When you sold me this farm, you said I could grow nuts on It. SELLER—You misunderstood me —I said you could go nuts on it.— Gre«neville (Tenn.) Sun. A SUCCESSFUL man keeps look- ng for work after he iiaa found a job.—BllftVttte (Oft.) NORTH (D) 20 443 VKQJ t AQ7 AQJ10S7 EAST 4 A 10 985 ¥65 4J1092 WEST 4Q72 V8743 4543 + K43 North-South vul. North la* Sooth We* 1 * 14 1 N.T. Past 2N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Piss Opening lead— 4 2 SOUTH 4KJ6 'V A 10 9 2 4K86 need for you to bid with so poor a hand. If you do bid, therefore, you show a good hand rather than a poor one. In today's hand, South'* free response of one no-trump showed at least one stopper in spades, no- trump distribution, and a count of about 10 to 12 points. With 13 points or more, South probably would have jumped to two no- trump. Since North held 15 points and a good suit he could see that the :ombined count was probably enough for game. He therefore raised to two no-trump, after which South promptly went on to ie game. The gams contract would have May M tout* b*4 postefts** Fill the Blanks Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS I Actress Hayworth 5 More or —— 9 Tit for 12 Ancient Syria 13 cheese 14 Eggf 15 Pugnacious 17 of lamb 18 Bowed the knee 19 Bank 21 Suffix 23 and feather 24 Balaam's 27 and abets 29 Blanca 32 Keep 34 Stomach ejector 36 of Astolat 37 Rat 38 Slender 39 Hurried 41 Distress signal 42 Moisture 44 Fruit drink* 46 Most affectionate 49 Ointment 53 Mimic 54 Soft fabric* 56 Legal matter* 57 Famoui English school 58 Country hotels 59 Abstract being «0 Tear II Baseball fotl DOWN 1 and. ruin 3 Domesticate 4 Saunter 5 Without , or hindrance 6 Revised 7 Fireman, — my child! 8 Small' food fish 9 Endures 10 State 11 Labeli 16 Reach •30 Chinese (prefix) 31 Deeds 20 Tied together 33 Pointed 22 Prongs 24 War god of Greece 25 Vend 26 Sobriety 28 Dried 35 Retiring 40 Sponsor 43 and Fields 45 Mem (India) 46 Passage money 47 an d 48 Cloy 50 , the laughing hyena 51 Trucks 52 Essential being 55 Also

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