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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* TUB COURIER NKW0 GO. M. W. HAINE1, Publuiwr BARRY A HAINBB, Assistant PubUih«r A. A FREDRICKflON, Iditor FAC7L O. HUMAN Adrertiting 0ol« National Advertising RepreaenUtrrei: Walkc* Witmtr Co, Mtw York, Cbicuo, DttroiV Atlact*. iftmpbk. _ ^^ Bnttred a* Mcond clau matter at th« pcw»- offiot at BlytheYille, Arkansai, under act ol COB*, October I, 1117. Member of Tht Aaeociated PTCM SUBSCRIPTION RAT1S: By carrier io the citj ol Blytherille or any •ubttrbaa town where carrier »erTic« to maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 milei, $5.00 pel year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mai) ontside 50 mile tone. $13.50 per year payable in adrance. Meditations For sin, taking- occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. — Romans 7:11. He that hath slight thoughts of sin never had great thoughts of God. — Bev. Dr. Owen. The best lowdown to hand out about your friends is high praise. * * # There's really nothing: much to talk about but when every member of a bridge club shows up. * * * What a faker Dad is when he gripes about having to take junior to a circus that he knows he himself it going to enjoy. * * * A lot more people might grasp opportunities if their hands weren't so full of debts. * * # A long list of injuries soon will show us how many people had an unsafe and insane July 4th. The Texas Election The victory of Gov. Allan Shivers in the Texas Primary runoff is one of the most striking- election results of the year so far. Shivers could hardly have been in a more vulnerable position, according- to the standard rules of politics. He was seeking- an unprecedented third term as governor. And in 1952 he had bolted the regular Democratic leadership to work for the election of President Eisenhower. Shivers was a considerable factor HI Mr. Eisenhower's capture of Texas by 135,000 votes. One of his lieutenant's managed the Ike campaign. The feeling then was that Shivers would not dare thereafter to run for governor in 1954. When he failed to get a majority' of all votes cast in this year's initial primary, political seers thought they saw the handwriting on the wall. He was thrown into a runoff with Ralph Yarbrough, whom he had beaten handily in a previous race. Yarborough's prospects seemed brightened by the success of Democratic candidates generally regarded as liberal in other important southern primaries in Arkansas, Alabama. North Carolina and Tennessee. Shivers of course, is identified with his party's conservative wing. But Shivers won by nearly 100,000 votes. This smashing triumph is a rebuff to Democratic regulars in Texas and to the northern and southern liberal elements of the party. It definitely mixes up the trends in the South, which until now had appeared to be veering clearly in a liberal direction. Most of all, it demonstrates that a politician can survive insurgency. Over the years the bolters have been relatively few. Some have suffered severely for their departure from regularity. But Shivers, despite the need of a runoff to prove it, has come off pretty much unscathed. To interpret Shiver's victory in terms of 1956 possibilities is riskier business. Because Shivers bolted in 1952 does not mean he will repeat in the next presidential test. Nor that he would necessarily succeed in taking Texas with him if he tried. By his unusual gesture of congratulation to Shivers for his success, Mr. Eisenhower may have been doing his best to assure that Shivers would be in his corner again in 1956. But probably not i«ven the Texan himself could say for certain now what he will do when that time comes. Whatever happens, he has given leaders of both parties good deal of food for thought. And he has confounded the stges who declare that party bolting i* political luicid*. No Escaping This Job We don't intend here to go a long analysis of President Eisenhowers work-and-play habits. It's a complicated matter of working temperament, physical condition, a doctor's advice hours at at the desk, and what not. The mere fact that the President plays a lot of golf doesn't mean he's loafing on the job. Even the laziest President in the world couldn't escape a big work load these days, whether or not he's on vacation. The job follows him wherever he goes. For example, out in Denver Mr. Eisenhower is just about as close to affairs as he is in the White House. At his Lowry Air Force base offices, a team of 25 Army Signal Corps men is handling communications. Washington is in almost instantanious touch by radio or teletype. The telephone lines to the capital are busy, and the President gets about 500 letters a day from Washington. The volume of activity is great. Only personal contacts with Mr. Eisenhower are substantially reduced. Before anyone starts yelping about the time taken off by either Mr. Eisenhower or any other recent President, he ought to ask for a tour of one of these *'"out-of-town White Houses" and see what goes on. Was He A Communits? Vito Marcantonio was frequently called the only Communist in Congress during the latter years that he served, although he denied he . was a Communist. Those who thought he was cited the fact that he voted against all the defense measures in Congress prior to World War n until Hitler attacked Russia, then he went all out for American intervention. At least he followed the Communist line and in his death wins praise from William Zebulon Foster, national chairman of the Communist party. Some said he knew more parliamentary law than anyone in the House of Representatives, but his knowledge along this line did not compare with Clarence Cannon's or Sam Rayburn's. Actually he knew more parliamentary tricks, and he took especial delight in trying up measures and creating delay. First elected to Congress as a Republican, he sat on the Demoratic side and represented the American Labor party. The two major" parties had to unite to beat him in the Harlem and East River district, showing what they can do if they stand together against real leftists. — Lexington (Ky.) Herald. SO THEY SAY The same spirit that made me fight the Nazis under Hitler made me reach my decision to come to the East. — Dr. Otto John, former West Germany security chief, # * * Those who have not shared his (Herbert Hoover's) personal friendship have missed a great privilege. — Cartoonist' Jay N. Darling. # * * I wanted to live Ilk* a decent human being. — Ex-Russian diplomat Yuri Rastvorov explains d«f«ction to West. 'You Bet! "Warmonger! VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Happily Small' In one of those asides that have come to be the despair of GOP campaign strategists, President Eisenhower told the American Legion at Washington that the country has only one treasonable party, the "happily small" Communist conspiracy. No responsible Republican—and very few of the irresponsible ones— have ever believed otherwise. But National Chairman Leonard W. Hall and the House and Senate Campaign Committees had hoped to mine the "20 years of treason" lode for all it was worth again this fall. Films on the Harry Dexter White Case have been ready to go for some time now, and the tenor of what might be expected later had been indicated by some of the performances put on by road congressional committees. A nominal Democrat, Nevada's Pat McCarran, obligingly took the Senate Internal' Security Committee to Florida to hear General George Stratemeyer say again that General MacArthur could have won the Korean War if it hadn't been for the State Department. We have heard testimony from Mama Gabor, among others, on the precise number of times certain Hungarians matrons were raped after the Russians took over. It was never quite clear what anyone proposed to do about that regrettable state of affairs, and at one time the testimony on atrocities in Hungary went all the way back to the Bela Kun regime, making it unclear whether the Republican stage managers were still running against Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman or against Woodrow Wilson. Actually, such meaningless hearings leave the Republicans running against the Russians. » In departing from his prepared text to defend the Democrats from the blanket charge of treason, President Eisenhower was simply recognizing once again the obvious fact that all of us — Republicans and Democrats alike—are running against the 'Russians. The president's act will not prevent the treason shouters from making their appointed rounds this fall, but it will make them look pretty silly when they do it. —Arkansas Gazette. Peter Edson's Washington Column — New Anti-Red Laws Are Aimed At Commie-Infiltrated Unions WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The labor union angle is perhaps the most important part of the new Communist Control Act of 1954 which Congress slapped through in its final whirlwind week of lawmaking. A bit of background is necessary to get what this is all about. When Nevada Sen. Pat McCarran's Internal Security Act of 1950 was before Congress, practically every top labor official testified against it. They were afraid this McCarran act would be used as a union-busting device. President Truman used this argument in vetoing the bill. Congress paid no attention and passed it over his veto. It is a matter of record that this act and the companion Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 have not been used against labor unions so far. Under the Democrats, only one case was brought before the Subversive Activities Control Board, created by the law. This is the key against the Communist Party itself. SACB has found the party a subversive ftrganization and or- | dered it to register. This finding has been appealed and the case Ls headed for. a Supreme Court decision. Under fhe Republicans, action has been started against 12 Communist fronts—none of them labor unions. The International Workers' Order has been found to be a Communist front. Cases against four others are still pending — Jefferson School of Social Science, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship and Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. When congressmen who wanted something done about Communist domination of labor unions saw | ions is still there. It would do this that the Subversive Activities C- trol and Internal Security Acts were not being used for this purpose, they drew up new legislation to deal specifically with this situation. The result was a bill introduced last year by Republican Sen. John M. Butler of Maryland. This was the business before the Senate phrey when Sen. Hubert Hum- CD., Minn.) proposed to tack onto the Butler bill an earlier bill introduced by Sen. Mike Mansfield (D. Mont.) to outlaw the Communist Party. It sought to do this by making membership in the party punishable by 510,000 fine and five years imprisonment. There is considerable doubt among lawyers as to whether this provision was constitutional. It was feared that this might even make the Internal Security and the Subversive Activities Control Acts unconstitutional. Senator Humphrey has been accused of having this as his purpose. He had voted for the Internal, Security Act in 1950. But then he had voted to sustain President Truman's veto of the act. If the act could have been made unconstitutional now, it would certainly have removed the fear of union labor leaders that it would ever be used against their organizations. This point is now somewhat academic, since the House amended the bill as originally passed by the Senate. This saved the Internal Security and Subversive Activities Control Acts. The Senate then accepted the House amendments. and that's the way the bill went to the President. But the Butler bill to ferret out Communist activities in labor un-. die any number of cases. by creating a new class of "Communist - infiltrated" organizations This classification will be in addition to the "Communist-action' and "Communist-front" organizations with which the Subversive Activities Control Board has to deal. The way this thing: will work is something as follows: Whenever the attorney general believes that a union is infiltrated by Communists who can dominate and control its policies, or have done so within the past three years, he may file a petition with the SACB. This petition will ask that the union be declared Communist- dominated. The SACB then holds a hearing on the petition. If it is found that the union is Communist-dominated, a declaration to this effect is issued. Thereafter this Communist-dominated union will not be able to use National Labor Relations Board proceedings in any collective bargaining disputes, or serve as a bargaining agent. In short, what the New Communist Control Act does in the union labor field is to enlarge the functions of the Subversive Activities Control Board, now headed by former Gov. Thomas J. Herbert of Ohio, to include investigation of subversion in labor unions. The other members are former Sen. Harry P. Cain, David J. Coddaire, Watson B. Miller and Kethryn McHale. The fact that the board has so far handled only half a dozen cases does not mean that it will be swamped. It is empowered to use hearing examiners, and can han- Sunday School Lesson— Written for ffKA Service When one considers work, there temple-building. is a great deal more than appears on the surface. For one thing, in the Christian conception of St. Paul nothing is secular (I Corinthians 20:31: "Whether therefore ye eat. or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God"). See also Colossians 3:17, 23. But one cannot associate much glory with drudgery, and it is a little difficult to see anything glamorous or glorious about some minor, routine job performed for hours, day after day, on an assembly line. The spirit in which one's work is performed is important. One may take some satisfaction in performing his part in the outcome of finished, marvellous products. Like the individual player in a great orchestra, one may think of himself as doing his part in the great orchestra of industry. Also, there is great compensation in the fact-that even monot-1 onous routine has been offset by shorter hours of labor, which leave the worker much more time for his family and the real business of living. Nevertheless, the old debate remains whether work is a curse or a blessing. The original conception suggested that it was something of a curse, associated with thorns and thistles (Genesis 3:19: "In the sweat of thy face shalt tnou eat bread"), dooming man to a fate in contrast to the blessedness of some innocence that he had lost in the "fall." But in the Old Testament that conception was soon corrected. To extract from the soil abundance and prosperity became a national and social ideal. A glory was attached to work and craftsmanship from the days of Tubalcain. "an instructor of every artificer in bra** ?«d iron," to tha »ra of The Jewish people believed and practiced that every boy must learn a trade. It was not a matter of chance that Paul, scholar, philosopher, Jew and Christian, was a tent-maker, supporting himself by his trade. The blessedness of work, too, became more emphasized and vindicated in all that Jesus said. "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work"-(John 5:17). That work was what Jesus called His "Father's business (Luke 2:49). It was Christian work, and as such Paul commended it by precept and example. But St. Paul's Epistles are full of references and commendations concerning work in the daily round of life. He had a message as aj tent-maker as well as in the role of an Apostle and Christian leader. He found in work a wholesome activity and discipline. For him it had no element of curse, and he had no use for slackers and shirkers (II Thessalonians 3:10). dummy at the first trick. East won with the ace and studied the dummy thoughtfully before deciding on his return. The trumps seemed solid, and the spades seemed threatening. It looked like the time to grab tricks on the run, so East shifted to a low diamond. East's judgment was, of course, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — I finally realized my greatest ambition as a moviegoer. I went to a movie and had a seven-course dinner—shrimp cocktail to flaming cherries jubilee— served to me at my center-section, two-off-the-aisle seat. Another course, though and I would have had permanent scars to prove it. An unsuspecting, popcorn-loving audience at the plush Encino Theatre had come to eat and watch Shelley Winters sin in the South Seas. My tuxedoed waiter and the green salad and squab under glass didn't fit into their plans. But the antipopcorn element cheered me through to the desert. The theater made refunds . to only eight indignant customers who left in what they said was a huff about the time I was skining my teeth into a piece .of noisy celery. I was trying to prove that people should not eat at the movies and I claim a moral victory. It was a one-man protest to popcorn-munching and candy bar-gulping at the movies. Here's what happened: My favorite Hollywood waiter, Don Avalier, marched down the aisle with a snowy-white napkin over one arm, followed by two red-coated assistants carrying an iced, shrimp cocktail. It wasn't until the popcorn-lovers in the audience got a whiff of the squab that things started to get out of hand. Someone filled with hot kernels and the idea that had paid to see Shelley Winters sin and not to. see Johnson eat, shouted: "Throw the bum out. We want Shelley." Another patron stood up and announced, "I'm leaving." He did. From that point on I clung to my fork for protective-rather than gustatory reasons. The antipopcorn contingent was still behind me. So was the theater's manager, but for a different reason. "Hurry up," he whispered. "Wipe your chin. They want Shelley." I made a couple of stabs at the squab and then the cherries jubi- ee arrived with a hushed rush. Avalier struck a match and lit the brandy for the flaming desert. Avalier is an actor in his spare time and has a flair for the dramatic. But even his flair with the flare couldn't stop the gumdrop set rom shouting: "Wait until the fire department hears about this." I polished off the dessert in two gulps, wiped my chin and brow, and made a hasty but unbowed etreat to the lobby just as Shelley Winters took over the screen. The theater manager was there waiting for me and he looked like e had just lost his popcorn fran- hise, not to mention his life sav- ngs. He was brave enough to let realize my burning ambition o eat a seven-course dinner in a novie theatre, but he hadn't ounted on some of his customers .ot getting the joke. the movie. But here's my review of the dinner: "Perfectly served. well cast. The shrimp was outstanding and may get a long-term contract at MGM. "The squab's figure was out of this world and should go places." The production was staged by Giro's, and Boss Herman Hover may win ah Oscar. Headwaiter Avalier is worthy of stardom. You Never Know If Song Will Be a Hit He was frantic about the refunds o eight customers, and then as- ured me he had the best-tasting opcorn in town. He even invited ne back to the theater "without inner." He was very emphatic about his, and I don't blame him. I'll ave to admit things got rather ense during the squab course. low can popcorn compete with quab under glass? I'm sorry I couldn't wait to see By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service 'CartUss' Plays Rtap a Harvest Today's hand was played at the same contract in both rooms of * recent team match. In both cases, moreover, West opened the jack of clubs against the final contract of four hearts. The resemblances end- NORTH 4kK J9 V AK43 4 Q86 *KQ6 (D) WEST * Q 106 V J9 • A 10 2 4 J 109 7 3 EAST A852 ¥ 108 4 KJ93 * A 8 4 2 SOUTH North 1N.T. 3* Pass 4 A743 VQ7652 4 754 *5 North-South vul. Ea*t South We*t Pass 2 ¥ Pass Pass \ 9 Pass Pas* Opening lead—AJ perfectly correct. West won the second trick with the ace of diamonds and returned the suit whereupon the defenders took three diamond tricks to defeat the contract. If East had returned anything else. South would have made his contract without much trouble, l In the second room, declarer foresaw that the diamond shift would defeat him if he allowed nature to take its course. He therefore, "carelessly" played the low club from the dummy at the first trick instead of covering with the queen or king. West should have been suspicious of this unusal play, but he blithely continued with another club. This allowed South to ruff f clubs. When the finesse for the ueen of spades later succeeded, outh's contract was home. A more expert West might have hifted to a new suit at the second rick, but he might lead spades ather than diamonds. At best, West would have a guess, whereas East would have & near certainty. By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (B— Irving Berlin hasn't had a new hit song in 3 l / 2 years, but he isn't complaining. Some songwriters are. They claim that their established talents are passed up by the record companies and disc jockeys in favor of unknown writers of novelty songs. The issue has even reached the courts. But Berlin is staying out of it. "Sure, I haven't had a hit since I did 'Call Me Madam,' " said the veteran songsmith. "I put out a couple of songs that I thought were pretty good. One of them, 'For the Very First Time,' was recorded by Tony Martin, and I thought it was a good ballad. But it never got off the ground. "For the past 3 J / 2 years, I have been living off my ASCAP fees (payment when a song is performed). They tell me there are more pianos being sold than ever before, but people don't buy sheet music. My music publishing firm doesn't make money. "But I don't think you can knock the songs you here today. I think songs like 'Tennessee Waltz' and "Goodnight Irene' are as good as any you can find. Sure, there are a lot of crazy songs, but we had 'em in the old days too. "I wrote things like 'Sadie Salome, Go Home' and 'When Yiddle Plays His Fiddle.' A guy comes along with a trick title like 'Yes, We Have No Bananas' and it's a • hit. It's cute. Why knock it?" Berlin will doubtless get back in the hit column this fall when his new film "White Christmas" is released. He has several new songs in the show. He believes three— "Count Your Blessings," "Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me," "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing"—have hit possibilities. 'But how can you tell?" he sighed. "You never know what the public will go for. I had a song in 'Annie Get Your Gun' hich as meant to be only an introduction to another song, 'You Can't Get a Man With a Gun.' "I needed something for Frank Butler to sing to Annie Oakley, telling her the kind of a woman he wanted. I called it 'The Girl That I Marry.' Nothing much happened to it at first. "Then Frank Sinatra did a record of it. Before anybody knew it, the record had sold a million copies and the song was a big hit." 75 Years Ago !n BlythevilU Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Rothrock visited relatives in points of Kentucky on Sunday. Miss Monta Hughes, an instructor in the city schools, has returned here for the school term. She attended summer school at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Dick White has returned from St. Louis where he attended the ball games on Sunday and Monday. They Go Together Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 and hers up in the 4 _____ 8A — dark 12 Consumed 13 Subterfuge 14 Not a 3 Inactive 4 to one's mill 5 Ancient poem skin reminderi in the world ISA herring 9Loathe 16 Started 10 Metal-bearing 26 Fall flower 18 Chest of rocks 27 Sends drawers H Spreads to dry 28 Network 20 rehearsal 17 Perfect models29 Lemon 21 profit 19 Box : 31 Weirder ed there. Tn the first room, dcr.lnrer play- ! out the nee of clubs, draw trumps •4 UM qiwea ot club* from tto* ' and discard a diamond on the king 41.Upright 42 and Eve 43 Glacial snow 44 Followers 46 Indigo 22 of March 23 YieM 33 Make amends 47 Disputed 24 Facts 24 of cards 38 Respect 48 Poker stak« 26 On water 25 Century plant 40 Consecrate SO Cat's cry 27 la la 30 Makes happy 32 Blamed 34 Girdle 35 Property 36 to the city 37 The guard 39 Individuals 40 of paradise 41 Abstract b*ing 42 Old womanish 45 Marsh land 49 Decide 51 Charged atom 52 Prayers 53 the Red 54 A tiny 55 Disorder 56 Raised ridge 57 Female saint (ab.) DOWN 1 an 2 Roman road

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