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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 6, 1956
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWB FRIDAY, JANUARY 6,1956 IHI BLYTHBV1LLB COURIER MEWS TKt ooxnun NIWB bo. H. W. HAINW, PMblilltw HA1NW, Editor, Assistant PvbUHMr HUUAM, Adtertltlng Manager " Bolt National Admitting ReprewntetlTM: WaUaet Witmer Co., Hiw Tork, Chkago, DrtreH, Atlanta, Memphis. __ ^ __ ™ intend as~a«ond class matter at the port- ettlM at Blytherllle, Arkansas, under art ot Congress. October i, 1*17. _ • _ Member of The Associated Press , SUBSCRIPTION RATEsT By carrier In the city of BlyberiUe or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. Bj mall, within a radius of S9 miles, t*M per rear « 60 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail o«tskle 60 mile lone. 112.50 ptr rear payable tn sdrance. _ _ MEDITATIONS Tie Lord said moreover unto me: Son of man, wilt thon Judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations.—Eteldel 23:36. * * * When we love, it is the heart that judge: —Joubert. BARBS • Ad in an Indianapolis newspaper: "Boxer for tale. Will eat anything. EspciaUy fond ol children." No comment! * * * A biologist says men are about to exterminate themselves. He must be thinking of the morning after New Year's Eve. * * * Why do some men work hard and save up to their sons won't have the problems that made men of their fathers? * * * It's okay to go coasting through life if you do it with a sled. -..*.#* No family has enough children to let them run wild on the streets. The Age of Giants The facts about the great postwar merger trend in business and industry are not challenged by men in either political party. Only their meaning is in controversy. Democrats say the trend is a downright meance to competition, Republicans see it as indicating need of caution. A H o a i • Judiciary subcommitee studying the subject found that in the past five years, since January, 1951, rnors than 3000 U.S. companies in manufacturing, mining, trade and services hav« been engulfed in the merger tide. Theese .figures constitute a record for the last 25 yeaers in American economic history. Of course, record figures do not in themselves necessarily, indicate peril. Almost everything else about our economy is at peak levels in this pe- roid of tremendous development. The Democratic majority on the subcommittee thinks the increase in merger is contributing markedly to the "growing concentration of economic power" in this country. It chides both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly having made only "token gestures" toward enforcing the Celler-Kefauver Antimerger Act of 1950. Republican subcommitee members believe, however, that their opposite numbers are overstressing the danger for political purposes. They see the report as designed to buttress the standard Democratic position that the GOP is the party of big business, and that under a Republican regime monopoly is bound to be encouraged while competitors of the larger firms are gobbled up. The man standing in the middle, trying to discount the political overtones and arrive at a sound appraisal of the merger matter, cannot help but be puzzled. Many factors are at work in this merger trend. Admittedly some businessmen will always try to make their markets more secure by reducing competition if they can. This tendency must be resisted by public effort, and that is why we have antitrust laws. But there seems to be something at least equally significant: the rising cost of starting a business and keeping it going. Wages and material prices are »t such a high plane that all sorts of firms which managed to stay alive in tarlier years no longer can make it. It is hard to see what Congress or anybody else can do about this. The nature of this country, is changing, and with it the nature of economy. Neither antitrust nor antimerger laws can effectively impede such fundamental •nangea in the country's structure. Mtnrers art continuing 1 , and they are foing to continue. The day of the truly mammoth corporation is here. Perhaps t)M fruitful ooum for th« government to follow is not to try to prevent their growth—which may be impossible-rbut to see that somehow the essence of competition is maintained within the larger frame. The present competitive situation in such fields as the automobile powerful evidence that this is a goal which can indeed be realized. VIEWS OF OTHERS Please Remit The South Korean government wants the United States to pay them 684 million dollars. It seems that the Rhee government figures we "owe" them that much for the use of their land. That is one for the book. Of course it is true that Allied troops — mostly those of the United States — have been living on Korean soil. A great many of them are occupying such soil six feet below the surface. It is natural, isn't it. that we should pay the Koreans for the privilege of burying American boys on Korean soil? The Allied troops are on Korean soil by invitation. When they landed there they were not regarded as tourists, but as saviors. If they had not landed, and stayed, there would be no South Korea today; there would be no Syngman Rhee. Of course it is true that we did not go into South Korea as unselfish saviors. We had a selfish reason. It is true that the South Koreans' willingness to battle Communism, and see her soil made a battleground, has cost the people, of South Korea a fearful price. Actually It could not be put down in dollars and cents. But two things are true. One is that bad' as the South Koreans have fared, their condition would b'e far worse if we had not moved in. The second thing is that the United States has poured millions, upon millions into Korea. It has given training and equipment to the Korean Army; it has built roads and sanitation systems. It has spent' millions on rehabilitation of towns and succor of the Korean people. Not only the government of the United States, but the people' of the United States have gone further than even generosity could expect. One can imagine the North Korean government presenting a bill to the Chinese Red government. It is not going to be easy for the average American to understand getting a bill for services rendered from South Korea. — Kingsport Times-News. Most Patient Man . , If the story Marcus Kammerman tells is true, he is one 'of' the most patient men we have ever heard about. He is now in a Chicago jail awaiting trial for murder but that is only a small part of the story. According to his story he first met his wife, Melvina, in Austria when he-was 30 and she 19. Theirs was an idyllic marriage until the Nazis threw them into separate concentration camps and forced them to sign away their property which apparently was considerable. Having escaped the Nazis the pair then went to Bolivia where they built up another fortune, only to lose it in a revolution. Then they came to Chicago where again this amazing man — if we believe him — went to work to build up a ttiird fortune. Up tot his point our story is one of steadfast loyalty of a man and woman through years of heartbreak and suffering. But last week Kammerman came home from a business trip to be informed by his wife that she loved another man, that she had removed $70,000 from their bank account and hidden valuable silver and crystal, and that she had no intention of telling her husband where the money and valuables were cached. Did an enraged husband thereupon strike down his turncoat wife, beating her into insensibility with righteous wrath? Not at all. Kammerman said he planned to'"leave quietly" and would have done so the next morning had she not "spoken sharply" to him as he passed her bedroom. Thereupon, he says, he lost his temper, "picked up something" and from that point remembers nothing. The evidence shows he beat her to death. ' This story should be read thoughtfully by all wives, for it points up an Important lesson to them. Make paupers of your, mates if you will, flirt with other men and even leave your husband's bed and board — but keep a civil tongue in your head. — Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. 50 THEY SAY" Every bit of legislation that has promoted prosperity was put on the statute books by the Democrats. Name one act the Eisenhower ad"ministration sponsored that helped promote prosperity. Prosperity will continue because of Dem-' ocratic legislation. — Rep. Michael J. Kirwan D-O), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign-Committee. # . * » The divorce .courts are open to everyone in these days of legal aid. If a man wants to get rid of his wife he must do it that way. If he wants her back and she refuses, it Is no ground for saying that because she has been unfaithful he can kill her. — Lord Goddard, Britain's Lord Chief Justice. * * ¥ Our government pretended to abstain from taking any position (on U. N. memberships for pro-Communist countries). But for 2000 years Pontius Pilate who washed his hands of responsi-. bliity has been the symbol of the lowest form of cowardice. — Sen. William Jenner (R-Ind), congratulates Nationalist China on its "fearless veto" of admission of Outer Mongolia to U» U. N. # * * They haven't built so much as one little red schoolhouse. — Sen. KsMs Kefsuver (D-Tenn) on OOP record in programming assistance to education. The Only Alternative WE SAVE A LdT OP MCNE?/F We YOU V/&ULWT WAMT rteTO-WPEMT YOUE OLP UMClf Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Northern California Floods to Be Major Issue in 84th Congress By PETER EDSON I NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— California floods.will be a major Issue in the new congress. They tie. in with almost every phase of the Eisenhower Administration's water policy i'ight. Ex-President Herbert Hoover's commission recommendations for reorganization of government agencies handling flood control and reclamation are involved. The conflict between federal, state and . local governments on cost-sharing for river development is also involved. The proposal of some California interests that the state take over the U.S. Government's entire Interest in the huge Central Valley development may be revived. Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay has had a number of conferences with Californlans on this question in the past three years. They have failed to come to any agreement on price or method of payment, however. So the subject lias subsided in recent months. • The floods may wash it up again. Past proposals of California congressmen for more federal construction projects on their rivers, vhich have been turned down in recent years, will be relntroduced in 1956. The fundamental fact which brings all these matters to the fore for the newe congreses is that the Feather and Yuba Rivers, which did most of their damage to the Marysville and Yuba City areas, have no flood, control storage dams. '•* California and federeal agencies have been feuding for some years over proposals to build a dam near Oroville, on the Feather River. California wanted to build one big 400-million-dollar dam—which would be the largest In the world- tor flood control alone. Bureau of Reclamation wanted to build two or three smaller dams to provide the same water storage capacity, but also to provide power and irrigation. The last California legislature refused to appropriate more money for surveys on the state project. But now Rep. Clare Engle CD- Calif.) says he will ask for the new congress to appropriate 100 million dollars as a U.S. contribution to the job. Incidentally 100 million is the estimated flood damage this year. Bureau of Reclamation has also planned two dams on the' Yuba end North Yuba rivers. But no proposal for their construction has ever been sent to congress. A Bureau of Reclamation proposal for a dam on the Rogue River in Oregon was killed by opposition from fishermen. Today, Bureau of Reclamation officials point out that their existing Shasta Dam on the Sacramento f.r.d Friant Dam on the San Joaquin unquestionably prevented worse damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Folsoni Dam on the Ameri- Sunday School, Lesson— Written for HKA By WILLIAM E. GILROV, D.D. Recently I wrote of the great clarity and simplicity with which the Gospel by Luke sets forth the New Testament message of the Gospel of God's Grace, especially in the parables recorded in Luke 15. It is with equal simplicity and clarity that Luke's Gospel presents the Christian way of life, not only in man's response to God, but in all relationships with his fellow men. The greatest of all these presentations, that unfortunately many people and many professing Christians have shamefully neglected, is the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10). But that is only one'of various equally clear presentations of the teaching of Jesus concerning attitude and conduct. I think that perhaps the most distinctive of these is in the story in Luke 7 ol the supper in the home, of a Pharisee. It was.there that a woman "which was a' sinner" came and Washed the feet of Jesus with her tears, and'anointed them with an alabaster box of ointment. The woman, whatever her actual character, had an ill reptuation. It would be interesting to know how many people whom the neighbors and the community conveniently dub Vsinners" are actually eithtr much better than their reputation, or, like that woman, capable of real.grace and goqdness. Be that as it may, I am concerned chiefly With the Pharisee. There is something puzzling about him; and something that is not puzzling at all. Why did the Pharisee ask Jesus to his home, yet omit the ordinary courtesy of water for His feet and other. Incidents of welcome? Was it to satisfy his curiosity, to see what Jesus would do? I hardly think so. I believe that the Pharisee was sincere enough in his hospitality. I give him credit for good character and-good intention*, but there's nothing puzzling about what he lacked. The trouble with the Pharisee was his attitude; and that is the trouble with a vast part of the so- called Chrisian • world, as it has been, and as it is today. It is here that Luke's presentation of the Christian way is so incisive and insistent. He lays such stress on attitude — not only on character and conduct, but on attitude. The priest and the Leviate of Luke 10 may both have been pious and sincere, according to their lights, but so far as they were concerned it availed nothing for the man stricken by the wayside. The Samaritan, despised as he might have been for his unorthodoxy by the priest and Levite, had the right attitude. It could not be said that 'the Christian world has put too much stress on character and conduct. But it can be said, and it ought to be said, that it has put altogether too little stress on Christian attitude. character is not enough, unless it Is established in a right attitude of love and understanding. It was Luke's great contribution to make that plain. But plain ar he made it, many are too blind, or too much bound by their "own beliefs and prejudices, to understand. LITTLf LIZ A girl may dislike o fellow's woyl end still marry him for hit Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screen: An old screen test made of Fred Astalre labeled "Dancer. No star possibilities" has a 1955 counterpart in the files of, a famous movie director. Before Pess Parker became famous ns Davy Crockett, the director turned him down on a role in a film and wrote, after his name, two words now haunting him. He labeled Fess as "a nothing." . . . These Italian movie queens! Rosanna Podesta, sexiest of Rome's glamor queens, likes radishes dipped in olive oil . . . The Audience Awards election —the movie fans voted on their movie favorites—will be repeated next year . , . Crystal ball, 1956: Hollywood will make an all-out :omplete fllmlnnttnn of can River and Pine Flat Dam o King's Kiver also held back much water that would otherwise have swelled the ' floods. Cause of the flood is attributed by Weather Bureau to an unseasonal thaw in the Sierras. The snow depth at Dormer Pass, normally sever feet at this time of year, is now down to two feet. A system of Corps of Engineer levees on the Feather and Yuba Rivers, which have been under construction for years, proved inadequate to hold the run-off. The total cost of these projects is now esetimated at 500 million dollars. , A breakdown by Corps of Engineers headquarters in Washington giVese this picture.of progress: In round numbers, 203 million dollars have been appropriated by Congress for the work so far. Of this, 143 million dollars worth have been completed. Another 89 million dollars worth are under construction and some of these are in use, Adoltional projects which have been authorized by Congress but not appropriated for are valued at 163 million. Thirteen million dollars worth of projects have been deferred for restudy. Inactive projects are tagged at 90 million dollars. This last classification includes work projects put on the shelf because of conflicts between federal and state governments over design and distribution of costs, and the opposition of local groups to their construction. the federal tax on theater tickets The Motion Picture Association of America refused, to back down and stuck to its code in refusing a seal of approval to Hollywood's first movie about a dope addict, "The Man With the Golden Arm." But at the same time Y. Frank Freeman, boss of Paramount, conceded that it's "not beyond the realm of possibility that the code will be opened for reappraisal in the future." There's a growing theory in Hollywood that to compete with TV's home-screen entertainmenet movies must not only be better than ever, but more adult than ever. There is a great yearning to film such a hit play as "Tea and Sympathy," for example, as it was written and as it was played on Broadway. The birth of big screens wasn't enough. The movies must be different and must offer something that can't be seen on television. With an alertness to good taste, movie producers are dreaming of adult plots the censors of TV — sponsors—will never permit on home screens. They are again dreaming of classified movies—"A" for adults only—which is common practice in England. 'Tie children, they argue, have been lost to TV and now is the time to concentrate on movies that are more adult than ever. The classification system of movie making, with children barred by law from films In the "A" for adults only category may be, they argue, Hollywood's bright new future. If the code isn't changed, producers are saying, there will be more and more films like "The Moon Is Blue," and "The Man • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Faulty Double Makes Contract By OSWALD JACOBS Written for NEA Service West should not have doubled five spades in today's hand. The bidding made it clear that his partner had a very strong heart suit and a singleton spade, at Most. There was therefore every reason to expect that his side could make six hearts or six diamonds. There was no reason to expect that'the opponents would be badly hurt at five spades, With the Golden Arm" made and released without seal? of approval. Marilyn Monroe and Fox are reported on the verge again .of agreeing: to agree on the terms of her. new contract. I'm predicting she'll return to Hollywood to star in "Bus Stop" by Eastertime .. .' Eileen Heckart will play the mother of Hocky Graziano in "Somebody Up There Likes Me." The Witnet: Joe Frisco says he's writing .a western tune titled, "Since My Horse Died I'm the Loneliest Guy to the Saddle." Not in the Script: Sam Zimbalist, MGM producer: "Theater owners are not qualified to offer suggestions on what type of pictures Hollywood should make. All they aslc fnr nrg pictures like those that have mad? money for them." They don't seem to realize that you can't repeat yourself. A hit film must be new, different and exciting." s • Ear Witness: Gene Kelly's "Invitation to the Dance." a movie to art theaters only. He made the without dialogue, will be released film in London early in 1953 . . . Greta Garbo's shopping for a new hillside home in movietown. Overheard: "Some Christmas presmt! He gave me a gift cer- ' tiflcate to a divorce lawyer." 15 Yta« Ago In Blythtvilh — Mrs. E. L. Hale, Mrs. Fred Easley and Mrs. George Barham entertained with a shower-tea at the Barham home Friday afternoon complimenting Miss Mildred Moors, bride elect of Lt. John Ben Bomar. Miss Mary Helen Moore and Miss Betty Jean Hill assisted in receiving. Morris Zellner is attending the Intertational Shoe Convention in Chicago. While there he is doing spring buying. Miss Molly Guard has returned to Knoxville, Tenn. where she is a student at the University of Tenn. used unless one of the opponents had four of the missing five trumps. South felt sure that if the trumps broke 4-1 the long trumps would be at his left rather than at his right. For this reason, South ruffed the second round of hearts with the jack of spades. Mind you, South was not afraid that the second round of hearts would be overruffed. After all. West had raised hearts eventually and could therefore be counted upon to have two cards in the suit. South had something else in mind as we shall soon see. Declarer continued with the ace and king of spades .discovering, on the second round, that East had started with a singleton. It was now easy, to lead the seven of spades from the South hand and draw all of the remaining trumps by finessing dummy's queen-nine. South was able to discard his remaining diamond on dummy's last trump, after which all of the clubs were good. South therefore made the doubled contract of five spades, for a score of 850 points. South would have lost. his contract If he had ruffed the second heart with his small trump. He could then draw three rounds of trumps with his ace, king, and jack, but he would be unable to draw West's last trump, and if South led a club to try to reach the dummy, West would ruff immediately, to take the setting trick. OH the Records TOLEDO, Ohio (Ft — An ex-GI wrote to the Veterans' Administration office here requesting a "photogenic" copy of his armed services record. VA officials figured out he meant "photostatic." But they were really puzzled when another veteran wrote: "My VA number is (Oh, Oh, misplaced it)." "GEE, it was a swell picture,.-" exclaimed one of the small fry, as he and his pal left the Saturday afternoon movie. "All except for that kissing stuff," replied the other. "Didn't you'hate that?" "Oh, it was all right," shrugged the first. "I just shut my eyes and i pretended he was choking her." — I Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. JUST ABOUT the time we think that the Uoited Nations is solving all the international difficulties, along comes something like the recent dispatch from London which says that the natives insist on swallowing the chewing gum tha Americans are sending them. — Lexington Herald. WHILE It's educational to tour the spots where history was made in this country it's also a little confusing, because so many Civil War batteries were situated where drive-in restaurants are today and so many Indian encampments are now supermarkets. — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. A TYPICAL alumnus, we suppose, might be a fellow who talks football at the office and business at the stadium. — Decatur (HI.) Herald. NORTH *Q953 V9852 6 + AS53 WEST EAST * 10 8 4 2 « 8 VK4 VAQJ1063 • AKQ10763 »842 *Notw +J72 • SOUTH <D> *AKJ7 V7 « J5 + K Q 10 9 8 4 Both sides Vul. . South Wot Netth CaU 1* 2« Pass 2V 2* 3* 3* 4V 4* SV 5* P»H Pax Double Past Pas< Pi» Opening lead — 4 1C aim there was even the possibility that they would make this contract. West was punished severely for Ms unwise choice, since South found the correct line of play. Even if south had gone wrong, West would have scored only 200 points Instead ol making a vulnerable slam. West opened the king of diamonds and shitted next to the king of hearts and retur.ieu the queen of hearts to make South ruff. It was at thli point that South had to make his delicate choice. It didn't matter which trump South Familiar Sayings Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 "Go and — it" 4— • — suey DOWN 1 Schools of whales 2 Revise 8 "Bite off more 3 Send by wire than you can 4 Old woman " 5 Lifted 12 Lemon ' 6 Music dramas 13 "At the end of 7 " annum" your " 8 Blocks up 14 " thy 9 Sharpen neighbor" 10 "To break 15 Wire measure " 16 Implications 11 "Go , 18 More severe young man!" . E M(O T* E __ AVAILS 25 Individuals 41 Ascends 26 Kind of tie 42 German king 27 Gratifies 43 "Herr and 28 Upon " 29 French seas 44 Pastry 20 Representativel 7 Mexican dish 31 Giants 46 Region — and .19 Respond 33 German city 47 Press 23 Jungle kings .38 Be sorry 48 Man's name 24 Plateau 40 Dispatches 50 For shame! haw' 22 Charity 24 Metrical time unit 26 Continent 27 Uncle 30 Puts into effect 32 Oily ester 34 Infective 35 Advisor 36 Residue 37 Rocky hills 39 Drinks slowly 40 Cloy 41 Legal matters 42 " a bridesmaid" 45 Sore 49 Changes SI Anger 82 " hearted Hannah" 51 Arrow poison 54 Self-esteem 55 "Ini and ' MJapanese outcasts 17 Oriental coin

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