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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUKIEK NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, USB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WlUner Co.. N« York, Chicago, Detroit. AUanU, Uemphii. . Entered *s second class matter «t the post- oHIw »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under act oi Con- great, October t. 1817. Member ot The Associated Press ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S6.aO per year $3 50 tor six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Jesus answered and laid unto them, This li the work at Goi, that ye believe on him whom be hath sent. — John 6:29. * * * To trust God, as seen in the face of His Son, «nd to believe that He loves us, that is faith, that is what we must do to be saved. And to love God, as seen in the face of His Son and to seek to testify our love by our whole life — that ie Christian duty; that is all we have to do. — A. H. Boyd. BARBS When they reach the letter L in naming hurricanes, that one ought to be a Lulu. * . * * A young man who drives too much -with out arm fc likely to run into either * church or a ditch. * * 1> The average life span of women has jumped, according to a doctor. Every woman, as a pedestrian has done the same thing, * * <!• Streetcar and bu« chivalry It a thing of the past and will b« remembered only as a standing joke. * * * The average husband thinks a bargain is most any thing his wife wants to buy. Harry Truman, Chapter 1 Seldom in our history have we been treated to the memoirs of a top public figure in the early aftermath of his career. But now we have the beginnings of former President Harry Truman's personal story less than three years after he left the White House. As we read these words, we must remember that this is not history. It is one man's version of history. It is important and interesting because the man was involved in the making of events. But even the most objective-minded man ig bound to present those events And Mr. Truman never has been noted in a light reasonably favorable to him. for balanced objectivity. Nevertheless, within the limitations posed, the former President's account of his first days in office is a fascinating decument. We are indebted to Life magazine for its initial publication. Inevitably, human sympathies go out to Mr. Truman for the way in which the was catapulted suddenly onto cen- terstage while a great world war was raging. A month earlier, as vice president, he had complained he did not have enough to do. As of April 12, 1945, he had too much to do, and he did not know how to do it. He was frightened, as his utterances of the time indicated frankly. He was shockingly uninformed about the key aspects of the great war effoll. It was grave evidence of the weaknesses of a system which had kept a vice president an outsider as vital decisions were being made. For example, not until the day after he took office did he learn, in a private aside from Secretary of War Stimson, that a huge secret project — development of the atomic bomb — was under But for all his fright and bewilderment, Mr. Truman had nerve. Moments after he was sworn in, he made his first decision — to go ahead with plans for the United Nations charter conference at San Francisco. While he was a whole-souled supporter of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign and domestic policies, the new President was enough his own man to decide he would eventually make changes because he felt some policies were hadly administered. Perhaps the strongest early instance of Mr. Truman's nerve was his handling of Russian Foreign Minister Molotov on his arrival for the U.N. conference. Mr. Truman chided Molotov for Russia's failure to keep its Yalta agreement on » compromise government for postwar Poland, i Said Molotov: "I havt never been talked to like that in my H«." "Carry out your agreements and you won't get talked to like that," wa« the reply. Yes, these first chapters of the Truman story have a high dramatic content. They cover a time when he had the compassionate support of a whole nation. More controversial episodes are yet to unfold. VIEWS OF OTHERS When We Went To High School It was startling to learn, from one of our Washington correspondents, that almost half of the nation's high schools no longer have formal courses in geometry, physics and chemistry. We asked a half-dozen adult friends what they thought about it. Their replies were surprisingly alike: "Why, when I went to high school . . ." Precisely. When we went to high school, people had to take certain basic subjects, and no nonsense about it. We were told then this was a part of "growing up". Geometry, algebra, chemistry, physics, Latin, English and the like would give us fundamental knowledge useful the rest of our lives. We were told that just studying these subjects would help us learn to think; to reach conclusions thru orderly, disciplined, mature reasoning. We were assured thaee subjects might be temporarily painful to some — but that they never had killed anybody yet. We found all this true — and to this day we have not met a man or woman whose psyche had been warped permanently by that close association with past participles, the conjugation of Latin verbs, or the pesky algebraic "X". Nonetheless, our high schools generally have drifted away from the old "must" subjects. The new theory, in many placet seems to be that you train a boy or girl to grow up by teaching the arts of auto driving, typing, bookkeeping and so forth. . We are all for instruction In these practical subjects — but they should not interfere with the leaching of basic knowledge. The evidence given so far is that they have not merely inter- ferred but in many schools have taken the place of the classic courses. This practical vs. classical education argument could go on and on, but for harsh realities that take it out of the abstract debate category. For one thing, it turns out we're perilously short of scientists and engineers in an era that calls for more and more such men. And while our accredited colleges turn out fewer than 25,000 engineers a year, the Russians produce 50,000. Some of our top men in education, gavern- ment and business are alarmed at the clear danger ahead. They agree that the root of the trouble is in the high schools. That boys given little encouragement to study the basic science courses aren't likely to go on to the advanced,ones. Further, there's a terrific teacher shortage in this field. Fortunately, something is being done about all this. Influential men are speaking out. The Carnegie Corporation has given $300,000 to a gorup of scientists and teachers who are studying the problem and seeking solutions. Other groups are working on it, too. There is something the rest of us can do. It won't hurt a bit, and it may help a lot, if all of us speak our minds, right at home, where we can — to our school officials, civic groups, PTA organizations and politicians. Let's get the fundamentals back into our high schools. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. Texas Pride In a form letter to constituents, signed for the senator by his executive assistant, we recently read: "When I was talking with him this morning, Senator. (Lyndon B.) Johnson expressed two great immediate hopes so far aa Texans are concerned. He said that Texans — who can do anything better than anybody else ..." They sure can. Look what they did to India's ambassador. — Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY We started buying souvenirs with our visit to the Eiffel Tower and it's been going on ever since. Our best souvenirs are the Santa Gertrudis cattle, the tractors and harvesting machines, the sorghums and corn seed we bought here (in the U. S.) —. Vladimir Matskevich, leader of visiting Russian farm delegation as they prepared to return home. * * * Why handicap our defense program? Why throw away these millions of dollars we and the government have invested in all the factories here in California and move them somewhere else? It doesn't make sense. — Mayor Norris Poulson of Los Angeles, opposes dispersal of aircraft industry. * * * America can no longer afford the luxury of war. In an era when one bomb eould destroy one city our Job Is to work and pray and fight for peace. — Val Peterson, Civil Defense administrator. * • * * I realize that advice is worth what it costs — that Is nothing. — Gen. Douglas MacArthur. * * * If you look for the best, you'-ll receive the best. If you think success, then success will come to you. — Sharon Kay Ritchie, Miss America of KM. 'I Haven't Seen Such o Lovely Day in Three Years" Peter fdson's Washington Column — Western Allies Must Be Firm On Reunification of Germany WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of State John Foster Dulles will have quite a bill of goods to sell when he sits down with his opposite numbers, Foreign Ministers Harold MacMillan of Great Britain and Antofne Pinay of France, in New York on Sept. 27-28. This will be the session where western plans will be made for the meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov at Geneva Oct. 27. The Inclination of the British and French and perhaps the Russians, too, may be to accept present conditions as pleasant and let things slide along in the new spirit of Geneva. The American position will be that if this happens, the earlier Big Four summit meeting will have been a failure. The Russian attitude seems to be that the friendlier atmosphere which they have been displaying is payment in full for past damages. But from our point of view, what the Russians gave at Geneva was only a down payment. Having accepted this first installment, the job ahead is to get additional time payments and maybe square the account. The showdown on this may come j over the first item in the Big Four's Geneva directive to their foreign ministers for the October meeting. This calls for consideration of German unification and all-European security as a single topic. The Russians had originally Insisted that they be considered separately, with German unification being taken up last. In the informal talks which the American delegation members had with the Russian representatives, at the Big Four conference to win their concession on this point, it was stressed that the western powers were willing to give binding security guarantees to meet any .objections which the Soviet might have against German unification. It was - made clear that the western powers could not abolish t^e North Atlantic Treaty or the Brussels pact. ' They were presented as the chief reliance the West had against Germany's again becoming too strong militarily. To. quiet- Russian fears that a unified Germany might break awa£ from NATO and start a new aggression, it was said that the western powers would gua rantee to join forces with the victim of that aggression and suppress it. It was explained that the western powers were already obligated by the United Nations charter to fight such an aggression. But the West was represented as being willing to go even beyond this ccmmltment. One type of insurance suggested was the creation of two new zones of inspection on both sides of a unified Germany's eastern frontier. The western powers would be permitted to inspect defenses in the Communist zone and the Communists would be permitted to inspect the western zone. . This would not disrupt either NATO or the Warsaw pact alliance of Russia and the satellite countries- Unification of Germany would be expected to have some significant aftereffects In the satellite countries, however. If the East Germans are liberated irom Russian domination and united with the west, other people In eastern Europe might get new ideas about, liberation. . British and French statements at the Big Four conlerence did not back up President Eisenhower's pleas for greater political freedom in eastern European countries. But if any progress is to be made in the next few years towards further cooperation from the Russians, it is believed that there will have to be a united western stand- There can be ^no blind reliance on continued peaceful coexistence. This is the importance of the American, British and French foreign ministers', meeting In New York. It is a necessary preliminary to the hard bargaining to push back still further the threat of international communism : at Geneva a month later. Sunday Sclwol Lesson— WriMen tor NIA, Serrw BY WILLIAM E. OILROY, I>. D. The Gospel of Luke occupies a unique place in the New Teasta- ment. It is fewer in chapters, but longer in'actual length, than the Gospel by Matthew; and while it contains no reference to the coming to Bethlehem by the Wise Men, or to King Herod, and lacks the compact record of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, it is on the whole the fullest Gospel story, and the one we should most prize, if only one had come down to us. Its most distinctive contributions are in the account of the birth and childhood of Jesus, the chapters that record the Parables, and the, stories of the Resurrection. At that, with the longer Gospels by Matthew and Luke, and the shorter, more direct, "straightway" Gospel by Mark, how much we should lose if we did not have the Gospel by John, with such wonderful stories as that about the Woman of Samaria, with 1U teaching concerning God and worship and its intimate talks of Jesus with His disciples. The great importance of Luke's Gospel in the full story of the life and teaching of Jesus is evidenced by the fact that though much is paralled by passages in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, one-half of the content* pertains only to that Gospel. Since Luke's authorship of the Gospel and of the Book of the Acts both addressed to Theophilus, is well authenticated, one might ask: Who was Luke? Who was Theophilus! Concerning Theophilus there Is little beyond conjecture. He is mentioned in the New Testament only In Luke 1:3 and in Act 1:1. In the former he is addressed as "most excellent," and the naine and de- tcrlptlon suggests a man of Importance, probably a Gentile In official position. Since Christians did not address one another as "most excellent," and this it omitted in Act« 1:1, It la conjectured by some that between the writing of the Ootpel and the succeeding Book of Act«,Theophilus may have been won ! to the Christian faith. Concerning Luke our knowledge is more exact. He wa« the beloved physician and companion of Paul, mentioned by name in Col. 4:14; Philemon, verse 24; and II Timothy 4:11. Arid this knowledge is strengthened when one turns to the "we" sections of the Book of Acts (16:10), showing how closely Luke was associated with Paul, and how direct a part he had in the spread of early Christianity which he describes so vividly. The interwt in Luke'i Qospel begins at the beginning. There is the story of the birth and childhood of Jesuc, the Christmas story. In it, the faith, imagination, and wonderment of successive generations have centered. It la the beginnings of the greatest atory ever told. JUNIOR — "Gee, pop, there's a man at the circus who jumps on a horse's back, slips underneath, catches hold of its tail, and finishes up wrong-slde-up on the horse's neck." Dad — "That's nothing, son. I did all that the j first time I ever was on a horsel" — Greeneville (Term.) Sun. THE NEW YORK woman with a $2 ticket who demanded a refund after her horse had lost will now probably take her business - elsewhere. — Miami Herald. LITTLE LIZ When two high school Jtudenfj get their htodi together they con do wonders ~ with the modern Snce steps, ef ifl • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge foes Never Err By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service South looked to the opponents for help in today's hand, but it wasn't forthcoming. Mind you, there's nothing wrong with playing for the enemy to make a mistake, but it doesn't pay to rely on a hopeless blunder if you have any better chance by straightforward play. West led the three of diamonds. East put up the queen, and South won with the ace. South took the NORTH AA9843 V95 4 984 *852 WEST 4J762 vioe « J73 + KJ74 EAST Son* IV 2V »KQ82 + A93 SOUTH (D) *K VAKJ87) • A 10 5 AQ104 North-South vul. Wat North E»rt Past 1 4 Pass Past Past Pan Opening lead—* t king of spades and then looked around for a way to persuade the enemy to lead a spade to dummy's ace. Tht* was silly, since the play of the king of spades made the whole iltuation clear to the defenders. South actually continued with a diamond, and West hopped up with the jack of diamonds and continued with another diamond to hit partner's king, aat next > led the three of clubs, and West won with the jack. West knew that hi* partner had either the queen or tee of clubs since East wouldn't have led a low club unlesj he eould itand > Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD . —(NEA)— Guys and Dolls: Robert Montgomery's pretty 22-year-oM daughter, Elizabeth Montgomery, is confessing that her famous dad "hasn't always encouraged me" in her fight for fame a* a movie actresa. "For ye»w I announced to him that I was fotog to be an actress and that I would eventually do pictures," she told me. "I'm not sure he was in favor of a screen career for me, but then I don't believe I can develop in just, one medium. He's 'always just told me to go ahead 11 acting was what I wanted." But at least there was an "Isn't- that-wonderful!" blessing from Montgomery when Liz phoned him and said she'd signed a. contract as the only feminine cast member in "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell," her first movie. She looks startlingly.llke Grace •Kelly with her blonde hair and gree: eyes but she hits the ceiling when told she's a Kelly look-alike She's still smarting over rumor 1 ! that her demands for salary and star billing delayed her film debut until now. Says the second generation Montgomery in Hollywood: "Those rumors made me really anjry. They were completely untrue." Steve Cochran's career . gamble paid off. Against the advice of Hollywood experts, Steve rebelled against being cast as a heavy, machine-gunning the innocent and whaling the daylights out of leading ladies. He formed his own company In the hope of proving himself as a versatile actor and for two years proceeded to turn down a pyramid] of moyietown gold. "Now," says Steve, who Just starred in his own independent, "Come Next Spring," Tm glad I stuck to my guns. I have no string of B films or bad pictures behind me. They told me that an actor has to work and that I was crazy to sit It out. My career would blow up if I stayed off the screen, they insisted. But by staying off the screen for two years I've escaped return lead in the suit. (If East had held only small clubs, he woud have led a fairly high spot- card to warn his partner against returning the suit.) Hence West knew that it was safe to continue with the king of clubs. When this held the trick. West led a third club. East took the ace ot clubs, thus completing the job of reducing South to his trump suit. East then led the thirteenth diamond. South had to decide whether to trump with the jack or with the seven. He guessed wrong and was overruffed by the ten. Now a spade lead forced South to ruff, and East got a trump trick with hi.? queen. South was thus down two on a hand that he should have made. The correct play ir to overtake the king of spades with dummy's ace and finesse the jack of hearts at once. The finesse succeeds, and South can draw trumps, making six trump tricks and two aces. Q—The bidding has been: Wat North Eut South 1 Heart I Spade Pasl 7 You. South, hold: 4>K?7 VQ6JJ «K«4 4QI5 What do you do? A—PIH. Tour ptrtner't simple overall ihow* only a f»lr hand. M your tide cut have no rune. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AKSSI VQ754 *K7» +Q 4 Whit do you do? Anawer Tomorrow the 'heavy' label." Another Hollywood newcomer has been tagged for stardom la the "she's-a-lady" Grace Kelly league. "And," says dark-eyed, brunet Dana Wynter, I hope they re»lly mean it. An actress has to sort herself out and decide what type she will try to be." British born Dana, who has cultivated Dixie tones to hide her British accent » the southern belle in "The View From Fompey's Head," Is a recruit irom New York TV • and proud of it. She says: "I watch 'Studio One' and g«t homesick. If studios would let their players do I've TV Instead of art- Ing them to do publicity picture!, the.v would Mve a tread d«l at money. Almost everything I'vo learned about acting I've learned through TV." Gene Evans, typed by Hollywood after he leaped to stardom in "The Steel Helmet." is getting, the chance in TV that casting directors never gave him at the movie factories. He's in the Tracy-Bickford groove as the father in 20th Century Fox's telefilm series" My .Friend Plicka." and hopeful that he will never have to play a grizzled army topkick or a villian again. "After "The Steel Helmet' nobody thought of me as anything but a tough OI with a cigar in my mouth," says Gene. "Everytime a script called for a hardbolled sergeant, I was elected. Then they started giving me heavy roles. One after the other. I was ready to quit until 'My Friend Fllcka' came along. What a friend!" An Actress Vetoed for 12 yearl by Hollywood is In the movies now —another power-of-television note. She's Eileen Heckart, the TV Duse, who confided between scenes of Warner's 'Miracle In the Rsin": "For 12 years my face was too long for Hollywood. Suddenly my face is Just right. I used to get good notices in Broadway showa and the film companies would send for me. But the minute they'd lake a look at my face, the executives would clear their throats and tell me that it was nice of me to drop in. Finally I'd make excuses and fail to show up. It was all ft waste of time." 75 Yean Ago In The following people have been appoints by Governor Bailey aJ members of draft board A for Mississippi County: O. W. McCutchen, B. A. Lyncn and Clarence Wilson, Dr. Hunter Simms will be examining physicial. Zal Harrison will be government appeal apent and the following will serve on advisory board lor registrants: J. T. Coston of Osceola, O. E. Keck of Blytheville and Bruce Ivy of Osceola. Mrs. E. R. Mason has been appointed war production chairman of the Chickasawba District T>t tha American Red Cross. Mrs. Mason, who has becri head of the knitting division, succeeds Mrs. C. E. digger. Sr. Mrs. Mason is trying to contact all workers since the allotment for this chatper is IS baby layettes, 30 convalescing robes and 75 women's dresses. "Living pictures of Old Songs" was the program presented at tha Woman's Club yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Ralph Berryman. Among some of the selections was the singing oi "Dixie" by "Mother Petti- . grew," Negro woman. Mrs. O. C. .Ganske sang ''The Old Spinning Wheel" with a 93 year old spinning wheel as a prop. LOTS OF MEN sneak away to go fishing and don't catch ft thing until they get home. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Familiar Phrases Answer to Previous Puizlt ACROSS 1 "Like two peas In a " 4 Blood (prefix) t of Bethlehem 12 Hail! 13 Discord goddess !4 Entice 1.5 Flap 16 Flying machine! 18 Defame 2QStop(naut.) 21 Scottish river 22 Monster 24 Castle ditch 26 Gold 27 Brace and —— 30 , Illinois 32 Refund 34 Higher 39 Wiped out 36 Compatt point 3? Free* 39 Indian weights 40 of Sharon 41 Solidify 42 Be ot us* 45 Poetic fairies TV 4» Guide wrongly '" 81" and tuck" S! Arrow polton JJ Unbleached S4Af« 55 Tht seven —— M "Watch your 87 "All — fO" DOWN ICarMMi Itgg-lhaptd JOpen to iriument 4 Impetuoui 5 — . Pennsylvania 6 Looking glasi 7 Viper f A : driver 9 Food fish 10 War god of Greece 11 "God-—you, merry gentlemen" 17 Pantry 19 Inborn 23 Pierces, as with horns 24 Silent P|t-|U|T|O 25 Algerian city 33 Lower 26 "The last time38 Fault 27 Baseball 41 and markings go 28 Passage in 42 French frlendi the brain 43 A clinging — 29 Spreads to dry 44 Bewildered 31 Orange flower 4«"God'i little ' oil I taw 40 It born* 47 Ireland 48 Gaiter So Legal matMn

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