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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 16, 1955
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(ARK.) COUWM OTSW1 FRIDAT, SEPTEMBER 1«, 19W TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKS OOURICR HKWB CO. •. W. KAINBS, Publisher •AMY A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Uan«g« •ok Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Walls** Wluner Co.. N«w York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta,, Memphis. ^ Intered a* second class matter at the post- offlet »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Control, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.50 per year »3.50 for six months, 12.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS ivrely I am more brutish than any man, and liar* »•* th« understandini; of a man. — Fror. M:I. » * * Wisdom is only found in truth. — Goethe. * * * JaA as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and btaMcd, and brake it, and jraye to them, and •aid, Take, cat: thi< 1* my body. — Mark 14:22. BARBS Maybe it would be a good idea if a barber charged double lor the person who always goes around with a long la«. # * * There are times when the means to a person's cmdi neuu the end to » person's meant. # * * Large ears are said to be a sign of a generous nature. You can always get a kick out of a mule for nothing. # * * The hot rod< <m the hiihwar mifht not b* a* ba4 If the driven would keep cool. * * * There seems to be only one sure way to live long, ample be someone's rich relative. The Farm Price Issue Though it is customary for politicians to announce what the issues will be in an election campaign, saying it doesn't make it so. No one who is wholly candid with the public will pretend he can forecast with finality what matters will deeply concern the voters more than 12 months hence. The most that can honestly be said this far ahead is that one party or the other has certain problems which may develop into decisive issues in 1956. For the republicans, one of these is the general .slide in farm prices and the consequent drop in crop-and-livestock income. Such income has been declining for several years, indeed, long before the GOP took the White House in 1952. But s ince the farmers cannot now penalize the Democrats, the Republicans naturally fear they may be held accountable at the polls. The figures on agricultural income are not in the realm of dispute. From time to time they have leveled off or turned slightly upward. But always they have resumed their descent. It would be absurb to underestimate the political peril in this situation for and party in power. Evidence from the 1954 elections indicates that farm distress most certainly was translated into Democratic congressional victroies in some areas. The impact, however, was not general. But there are aspects of the farm situation which, at least temporarily, make it appear a good deal brighter than a superficial look at the generalized crop income figures would suggest. For one thing, while net farm income from crops and stock has tumbled 30 per cent since 1947, farm population has fallen 19 per cent in the same period. This migration to the cities has softened the shock of the income decline for those who have stayed behind. Second, many still on farms have found other sources of income to boost their annual earnings. In combination, with the population factor, this development has caused total income of farmers on a per person basis to rise from f788 in 1947 to $918 in 1954. Farmers have made the extra money by working in loca) factories, mines and shops, mostly in the off season, of course. The prospect is that their per capita earnings will hold up or even climb a bit in 1955. There is no sign that these compensating factor* leave farmers deliriously happy. They can hardly watch a steady fall in crop-and-livestock income without misgivings. Nevertheless, thete additional elcm- •nU M*m to k«w« been •vtrlook*d by politicians of both parties. And they do make the picture considerably less grim than some of the orators have conceded. They might even determine whether or not the farm question really will be an important 1956 issue with the voters. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Place For Either , Down in South Carolina, Federal Judge Ashton H. Williams was addressing himself to the subject of amicable race relations. In South Carolina, that ifi more important c subject than it might be in some of the Northern states, for example, because there are large numbers of both white and Negro races in South Carolina. Judge Williams' comment was made in connection with a suit brought by Negroes seeking to end segregation in a state park. For an amicable racial solution, Judge Williams said, it will be necessary first for both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Ku Klux Klan to be "wholly eliminated from the picture in South Carolina." He said if members of the KKK "are determined to resort to violence ... it will not be long before they suffer" prosecution such as klan leaders received in 1953-54. And of the NAACP, he said, it has no right "to force Negroes to use their personal rights under the segregation decision" of the Supreme Court. "This organization," he continued, "along with the Ku Klux Klan, are the real enemies of any progress in the school cases." Judge Williams is right. Both NAACP and KKK are agitating organizations. And certainly agitation breeds dispute rather than satisfactory relations. The South has years of adjustment and difficulty ahead as a.result of the Supreme Court's non-legal usurpation which produced the desegregation-ruling. Neither the NAACP nor the KKK is the kind of organization any self-respecting citizen with the good of the community at. heart should belong to.—Chattanooga News-ITee Press. Long and Short of It The tax revisions demanded by West Germany's League of the Long would reverse the trend of the times. The organization, made up of men six feet two inches and over and women five feet 11 inches and over, has appealed to governments to give reductions to big men and women because they must eat more than the average person. It estimates that it costs 15 per cent more to feed a big men and 10 per cent more to feed a big women than it does to feed persons of average size. The granting of tax advantages to big men and women would, however, fiy in the face of established fiscal policies designed to favor the "little man". The big man already stands higher in modern society, particularly at parades. And, if there is anyone who needs tax relief at the dinner table, it is the league of the broad.—Florida Times- Union. Now the Animals Even the animals are getting into the act. The city of West Berlin has been undergoing a seige of ants. How to get rid of them was the big problem. Then someone got a bright idea and called up the local zoological gardens and asked for the loan of a couple of anteaters. Came the anteaters. But they merely sniffed around among the ants and turned up their snouts in disgust. Seems they had been fed too long on a diet of honey, egg yolks and hamburger to go grubbing for ants. It appears that even the cages of the 200 can't keep out the demoralizing effects of the welfare state.—St Petersburg Independent. SO THEY SAY Texans are very sly people who don't brag nearly as much as they could. — Vladimir Matskevich, Russian farmer visits Texas. Gaining evidence (of mobster influence in boxing) is just about as simple as picking up a gob of quicksilver with a baseball catcher's glove. — George A. Barton, head of a special boxing investigation committee. If activity and earnings hold up, there is no reason the (stock) market should decline. But many professional investors as well as speculators are expecting to get out before a. break. — V. Lewis Bassie, University of Illinois economist says boom is "like a house of cards," ready to collapse when one card falls. * * 1> Democrats are not nearly as afraid President Eisenhower will run us Republicans are afraid he won't. I think the President ought to let them off the hook. When he talked about the physical erosion of a man in the presidency he aged some of these other Republicans 10 years. — Sen. Robert Kerr (D-Okla). It is better for us as a group to err on the side of calling for more defense than to err on tht side of calling for too little. It is better for us to be labeled fanatics, to be characterized as the prophets of gloom and doom, than to let our country be lulled into a false sense of complacency. — Former Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. if. if. if. The Communists won't attack seriously until they are sure of gaining their objectives. — Wellington Koo, Chines* Nationalist tmbaiitdor to ttw U. «. "Tell Yo What I'm Gonna Do .. .'•' 1 i Peter Fdson'i Washington Column — Democrats Have Unusual Problem In Planning Campaign Strategy WASHINGTON —(NEA)— How to attack the Eisenhower-Republican administration in t he 1956 campaign presents the Democrats with an unusual political problem. The logical, number one target of the Outs in any election has always been the President of the Ins. But this time the President, like a gentle, unarmed and guileless mahout, rides and drives the old GOP elephant which the Democrats would have you belieVe was meaner than all get out. Their question is whether to shoot at the driver or just aim at the tough side of the elephant. President Eisenhower has set for himself a personal political policy of inspirational leadership. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, congressional faction—think that's the wrong road. They point oui that they won the 1054 elections not by attacking the President bu; by going after his administration and the Republican Congress. This would mean laying off the President for fear of a politlca backfire from smearing a popular leader. It would mean concentrating the criticism on the boys in the back rooms, where they say tte President's high principles are not so scrupulously observed. For example: The end of the Dixon-Yates contract has not yet been heard. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee can be counted on to develop that to Its fullest political implications in furthering his own candidacy to (he Democratic presidential nomi Not even of the Russians, Joe nation. McCarthy or ex-President Harry j Gov. Sherman Adams, the assist Ti-nmon n>hf»n hp flrrii^ps Tk-p nf a nt to the President, has so far Truman when he "misrepresentation goguery. Ike of and d^ma. Mr Eisenhower has decided to ignore all such attacks. This makes it difficult for the Democrats to pick on 'him. And they are divided on how it should be done. Mr. Truman, Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler and other party leaders favor direct criticism of the President himself as the responsible head of his administration. They would blame him personally for all his party's shortcomings. , successfully defied the Kefauver committee on revealing his role in this business. But the operations of the President's civilian chief of staff may yet come-under further political scrutiny. Ex-Sen. Harry Cain's recent revelaiton that Governor Adams told him, "To hell with the merits' of his criticism of the administra^ (ion's security program, provides the Democrats with a usable political battle cry. "This is a team and you're expected to play on It," Adams told Other Democrats—largely the | Cain, according to his Collier's Sunday Scfiool Lesson— Wrilten for MIA ServiM By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. I). The Book of Malachf, in its four brief prophetic chapters, unless I am a particularly obtuse person, is not easily comprehendible in some of its parts. Even in the most difficult passages one does get a rather clear sence of the Prophet's purpose and meaning. He Is denouncing the corruption of the times, and particularly the corruption of religion and the betrayal .of their trust by the priests and official leaders of religion. But here and there in the prophecy statements stand out with a clearness and boldness that have made them memorable for quotation ever since their time, and that mark them as expressing In brief and concise form the very essence of Jewish idealism. And the vision that the noblest Hebrew prophets had of the place and purpose of their religion in relation to other nations and peoples of the world. Three outstanding passages in the Book of Malachi have made their strong and continued impression upon all readei's of the Book. In times of religious depression or persecution a peculiar meaning has been given to 3:16: "Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another ,and the Lord hardened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Kim for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name." An ott-quoted passage is that about robbing God, and bringing all the tithes into the storehouse, with the promise of the Lord ol hosts; "I will pen you the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it." But most notable, In view of what was to happen to the Jewish people in the year* following the return from the Babylonian Exile, and even In the cenUttlen down to our own time, la Mftlachi's vision of Israel in relation to the nations. He represents the Lord of host* as saying: "All nation* shall cull you blessed: U>r ye ihaU be a delightsome land." (Malachi 3:12.) More fully expressed is the vision in chapter 1:11: "Prom the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same My name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto My name, and a pure offering: for My name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts." These words had a peculiar significance considering what was about to happen in the so-called diseprsion of the Jews from their homeland. This dispersion had begun early through conquest and exile, but soon was to assume such great proportions through voluntary exile and travel and trade, that by the first century A.D. more Jews Lived outside of Palestine than in it. In this dispersion of the Jews at least two outstandin gthings were notable. Wherever the Jew went they took their religion with them. They prayed with their faces toward Jerusalem, but what was even more important they established the synagogues, centers of religion and education. And they won many non-Jews to their faith, Gentiles drawn to them in that pagan world by the superior moral conceptions and disciplines of Judaism. A MIAMI accountant accused of preparing; fraudulent Income tax returns pleaded not guilty by reason of Insanity. That's what those forms can do to a man. — Fort Myers (FU.) News-Press, THERE AIN'T no justice. Teacher gets only three months' vacation and mamma gets nine. — Dallas Mornlnft News. ANOTHER couple faced the judge with the eternal problem. "We were happy for over R'year, your honor, and then — then Baby came." "Boy or girl?" Girl — she was ft blonde and moved In next door. — L&mar (Mo.) Democrat, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close ups and Longshots: A painting by Mischa Kalish of Maureen O'Hara's pose on a white horse in "Lady Godlva of Coventry" now dominates one wall of her living room. Says Maureen; "I'm not ashamed of anything I did in the movie. I worked very hard on that famous-scene to keep It from being offensive." . . . Fred MacMurray's 15-year-old Sue returns to school In Arizona. Laughs Fred: "She wants to be a cowboy—not nn actress. . . . Promised and hoped for: A running visual gag between George Gpbel and tall, ex-Las Vegas showgirl Betty' Lynn in "The Birds and The Bees." She gives him come hither looks all through the film without a single exchange of dialog. Despit« Reports there has been no Hollywood purchase of the Ethel Merman life story, "Who Could Ask For Anything More?" But who could ask lor a better musical comedy plot? With Ethei—no one else, please—playing- herself. . . . Jacques Mapes, the set decorator once romantically linked with Ann Sheridan, has turned fan mag writer with an article on Dorothy cents a day. Gary Crosby Is recording hi* first record album—exclusively blues numbers. Gig Young, Ilghthearted gent in At Heart." The reason who won an Oscar nomination for a heavy dramatic role in "Come Fill the Cup," clicked better with fans as "Young he's telling his agent "I don't mind 'auditioning 1 for an Oscar but I prefer being liked and winning new fans than.playlnj unlovable, off-beat characters." . .. Veteran comic Roscoe Ates is on a soap box about excessive drinking scenes in live and filmed TV dramas. Saye Ates—and I second the motion—"T h « t e *-t enough juvenile delinquency »«w. Why encourage it?" There's a big poster advertising a cigaret brand on the stage where- audiences watch Danny Thomas film "Mafce Room For Daddy." Right next to it is another sign . reading: "No Charlie Parker, Green Room at the Warner studio :ounter In his Smoking." maitre d* of the •rie. alo: pocket for weight-conscious stars and executives. . . .Radio listeners on St. Thomas in the Virgin Inlands were entertained by a Dandridge. , . . How-to-keep-that-1 couple of amateur disc. jockeys— girlish-figure note from Katharinej Bil'Holden and Deborah Kerr. They Hepburn. During the stage tour of" fli ""^ "~ "'"" ..ui,-.._. "As You Like It," she noticed that leading man John Lupton was gaining weight. "Do like I do," she told him. "Always live on the top floor of an apartment or hotel and amid the elevator. Walk" piece. The implication is that all R epublicans must think as the White House staff does. But can the President be held responsible for all the actions of all his subordinates? Rep. Joe L. Evins (D-Tenn) started a House Small Business Committee investigation of the independent agencies of government just before Congress adjourned. It, didn't get much attention. But it! offers considerable political possi-l billties for exploring the rote of the White House staff in steering the decisions of supposedly quasi- judicial agencies. This would get into the changing pattern of decisions coming from Federal Trade, Federal Communications, Federal Power, Securities and Exchange commissions, and the National Labor Relations and Civil Aeronautics boards. It is here that the Democrats think they have the best opportunity to develop their case that the GOP is still the party of special privilege for big business, regardless of who's at the head of it. In the 1954 elections. Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall and Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell signed pledges to run clean campaigns, without personal smears. But the promises weren't kept for long. A fair assumption now is that the 1956 campaign won't be any cleaner, in spite of any "lay-off- Ike" sentiment. The movie Margaret O'Brien made in Japan two years ago, "Girls Hand In Hand," played only a few U.S. theaters, but it was a personal triumph for the 18-year-old. She played the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel In Tokyo—and spouted page after page of dialogue in Japanese! Africa Is the place to save money in movie making. The 54 Masai warriors who worked as extras in "Tarzan and the Lost Safari'? eagerly signed up for 14 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Skillful Play Makes Slam By OSWALD JACOBI Written for NEA Service South, didn't really expect to have much trouble with his slam contract in today's hand, but he saw no harm in taking proper precautions. Fortunately for him. he knew what kind of precautions to take. West opened the king of dia- NORTK II . A 10 9 S VQ9 • Q 10832 + S75 WEST EAST A* 4)794 VJ79S VK8432 »AK8S . ' *J»74 + J10SJ «< SOUTH (D) 4AKQJJJ VA10 • None + AKQ4I North-South vul. South Wek Ncrlh •«* 2* Fan 2N.T. Put 3 * Put 1A Pu: 6 A Pas. P.M Paw Opening l«*d—4 K monds, and South ruffed with the jack of spades. His plan was to enter dummy once or twice with trumps, and he knew that h« would need his low trumps for this purpose later on. Declarer's next step was to lead the ace of clubs. He didn't see «ny reasonable way of guarding r.gainst a 5-0 break in clubs, and it was safe to lead one high club If the break was no worse than 4-1. South continued by leading a low trump to dummy's eight. This enabled him to lead A low club Irom dummy towards his own hand. East could see no profit In ruff- Ing. If East had ruffed, South would have played K low club, of courst, and could bay* r*g«lo«4 the lead at the next trick. South could then draw one more round of trumps, leaving one trump In dummy. Declarer would run all of the clubs to discard a heart from dummy, easily making his slam. When East discarded a heart on the second round of clubs, South won with the king of clubs Jn his own hand. He next led a trump to dummy's nine in order to lead another low club towards his own hand. East again, discarded for the same reason as before. South won with the queen of clubs and could now ruff n low club in dummy to establish the suit. Declarer eventually lost a heart trick, but easily made, his slam. If South had led a second high club from his own hand, East would have ruffed. The clubs would not be established at this time, and South would have lost his slam contract. (lipped th£ platters as a publicity stunt for "The Proud and Profane" during a location there. Wendell Corey wa§ Imported to Hollywood because of his hit comedy in Broadway's "Dream Girl" but he hasn't had a l«uih-llno since. He plays a hired killer In "The Big Knife" and now the lille role In "The Killer IB Loo»e." Still looking for a light comedy role, he's grinning: "Maybe when some bright producer sees me as the murderer in two films he'll think of switch-casting anjl let me play a comedian." Robert Warner switched agents in unhapplness over 10 months of idleness between "White Feather' 1 and his current "A Kiss Before Mickey Rooney re- Dying. 1 ' invested the he received from a tru* fund started for him whfJi lie was a screen moppet. . . If Broadway critics stamp okay on Vnn Heflln's acting in "A View From the Bridge," he will move his family east In Ihe fall. He's in rehearsals now after completing New York. "Patterns," filmed In Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: AQ74 V52 4KQJ62 *K 5 3 What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. Your hand shows 11 points in honor count and is worth * positive response. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in he question just answered. You, iouth, hold: 4.52 VI4 4AKQJ62 465J What do you do? Answer Tomorrow 75 Years In BJythevif/c Richard Becker has returned from Lille Rock where he was an usher in the marriage^ of Miss Bertha Coyle Forbes to Carrick White Heiskell solemnized Saturday night. Members of Delta Delt-a Delta sorority of this city will meet wKn Misses Sara.h Jo and Virginia Little when plans will be made for an alumni group. Miss Laura Kcmpcr of Willow Springs, Mo., has returned to her home after a visit with Mrs. Wyalt Henley. W, D. McClurkin. superintendent of city school*, and William Beswicic and Miss Elizabeth McHenry of the city high school faculty, received degrees from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tcnn., this summer. Mr. McClurkin received a Ph. D. in school administration. Mr. Beswick and Miss McHenry received their master's degrees in mathematics and science. AS WE GET IT, those Washington archives — where are stored 4.700 different reports now required of business — are occupied by busy, busy little government archbees, nil laboring industry. — Nashville Banner. 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