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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1956
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BLYTHEVILLE (AR?.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 195«~ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant; Publisher PAUl. D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered M second class matter at the post- office at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevffie or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By m»U, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year $350 for six months. S2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile rone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS For all have tinned, mud eonw abort of the j-kiry at God.—Romant J:Z3. * # Forbear to Judge, for we sjre tinners all. —Shakespeare. BARBS M anyone h»» m 19« resolution that hain't been broken, j<w itiU have more than U month« left. # * * The imart man knows all the ropei of his business, sayi a professor. It help* you to keep from tied down. * * * Then an Kheota (or weathermen an* when me of 'em ealta OH wrtmf, blame it on the day he played hookey. * * * Borne folks stick to their diet becaust they know that figures don't lie. * # * About the only thing men cant get on time these day* it that evening meal after the wife ha« been out to play cards. DepartmentalWhippingBoy • So long as the world is marked by . -major trouble spots, the State Department, our'agency of contact with the world, is bound to be blamed for some of the difficulties beyond our shores. But, particularly in a wild-swinging election year, we ought to try to keep these criticisms from going to foolish extremes. Certainly the department is no more immune from criticism than any other agency serving the nation. But neither is it to blame for all the sins of the earth. To listen to some of the comment, one would think that Secretary of State Dulles held the power to alter events from Murmansk to the southern tip of New Zealand—by the merest flick of a policy switch. We hear that some of the Indians, Burmese and other Asiatics don't like us. It's the State Department's fault, say the critics. Word comes that Southern Indo- China is slipping toward communism. Guess who's to blame. Travelers just back from tours of Africa say things are in bad shape there. "Now if John Foster Dulles would just »l And so on. Name the problem, and the State Department's critics, -will tell you what department desk to dump it on. Of course the department makes plenty of mistakes. But a good many of the events and attitudes that develop in lands abroad reflect forces over which the State Department, and indeed this country, has no control whatsoever. It should not have to be said that the world is full of independent peoples who decide quite a few things for themselves, without consulting the U. S. State Department. There's a considerable amount of anti-Americanism in various places, too, and a pretty good share of it probably got started before either Mr. Truman or Ur. Eisenhower occupied the White House. It is unlikely that Dulles can do too much about it in a short space of years, or that former Secretary of State Acheson could have in his time. Such attitudes yield slowly. None of this means the State Department should close up, or just run a consular service. Of course America, as the world's most powerful nation, influences in some degree what other peoples do and think and say. The point is that we are but one force, one factor of many at work in the world. We, acting through our diplo- m«t», cannot item the flood* in China nor make th* ruins fall in the Sahara. It'i comething the politicians of both parti** might remember is they put the twUton'i foreign policy on the block in the toning pnttidtntikl campaign. VIEWS OF OTHERS This Year-and Years to Come As we start this new year, two statements are being, repeated in a number of ways: Russia and world Communism have been gaining; America and the free nations of the world have been slipping. So, many Americans, like people in other free nations and probably like pe°P' e in nations under Communist dictatorship, are asking questions about the future which reflect worry and even fear: What will Russia do next? And after that? What will world Communism do this year and In the years to follow? And it is AFTER such questions that we ask ourselves, What can we do to try to stop the Russians? to try to block Communism's long-term program to take over the whole world? Such thinking is wrong. AH wrong. For example, look at a football game.' Which team wins, the one that just plays a defense, or the one that carries the ball? To win, your team has to get the ball across the goal line. Carry it. Pass it. Kick it. But hold on to the ball, advance, keep .the other team on the defensive. Part of last year, we carried the ball against, the Russians. That was done by President Eisenhower's address to the United Nations. By, President Eisenhower taking the top position of world leadership at the first Geneva meeting, the meeting of heads.of nations. Then Russia got the ball. Maybe we tumbled. We can recover. We are still the stronger team. We are stronger In our moral position. (Although we have been weaker in our propaganda about it.) Stronger in the honesty of our desire for peace in. the world. Stronger in combination with the other free nations in industry, In the Initiative of free men. Stronger because we want for human beings around the world those freedoms which their instincts cry for. Let's carry the ball again. Carry It this year. Plan to carry It for many long years to come; for that is the only way we can expect our way to win. President Eisenhower, we hope, Is regaining strength to re-enter the struggle. Meanwhile, we of the American people can encourage others of our team to really carry the ball. We can encourage the men in our government. Those in the executive branch. And particularly those In the Congress. For us South Carolinians, that means Senators Johnston and Thurmond. For us in the Fifth District, it means Represenative Richards In his highly important position of chairman of the House Foreign Ar- fairs committee. Above all, we can ourselves start thinking — and TALKING — constructively Instead of defensively. For what Is thought and talked by the people across the United States In time determines not only the talking and thinking in Washington but also the actions ol our govern- men throughout the world. . We can WIN the long struggle for a free world. We MUST win. Bookies Takes A Loss It isn't any wonder that the ways of tax laws and tax collectors are beyond the ken of most folks. The strangest things are done under and by them. For example, the U. S. tax court in Washington has Just held that a horseractog bookmaker may not deduct from his gross the wages paid to employes, which normally would constitute a business expense. The reason for this ruling: The wage payments constitute an "illegal act" under state law, and it is against public policy to permit deduction of an expenditure which is illegal. But the racing handbook Is itself illegal under the laws of probably every state, yet the bookie has to pay federal income taxes on his illegal earnings. The tax court ruling also would bar the dedu?- tlon of protection money, commonly called "ice", paid to stay in business. Illegal income is fully taxable, but any illegitimate expense Incurred in accumulating illegal income is nondeductible. The whole gambling fraternity will please note. —New, Orleans States. SO THEY SAY Only about 78 of every 1000 Americans read a book a year, so there's plenty of room for expansion.—Charles Levy Jr., Chicago paper-back book publisher. * * * Never underestimate the long growth potential of our dynamic economy. Business activity can level off a bit from time to time and then generate new force for another clime.—Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks. * * # To pray for a change of regimes In th« People* Democraticies is a crude interference in the internal affairs of these countries. — Niklta Khruschev, Communist party boss, accuses president Elsenhower of "crude interference" In Communist Europe. * * ' * The greatest business on earth today Is how to kill other human beings efficiently, All of our scientific progress has brought us to more efficient means of human destruction. — Howard Butt, millionaire evangelist of Texai. * * * W« demand and have a right to obtain defensive arms not inferior In quality to the agfrei- sive arms streaming Into' Egypt.—Iwaell Prime Minister David B«n Ourlon appeall to WMt to bolst*r hit nation's detente*. Con This Be the Same Person' THEY SHALL Peter Edson's Washington Column — Sen. Cain Suggest Four-Point Check Plan for Secure Freedom By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The telephone of ex-sen. Harry Cain (R-Wash) Is apt to ring two or three times a day or night with a special kind of call. It will come from some government employe caught In the red tape web of a "loyalty-security" investigation, and wanting help. In addition to his regular job as a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board, Cain has a hobby he works on at nights. It is aiding government employes who are obviously innocent of any subversive r.ctivity. He counsels them on how to get a fair hearing and how to get their names cleared. Looking at the entire loyalty- security program today, Cain thinks there has been a great Improvement in public, understanding. Eighteen months ago ,he says, there was a, general willingness to accept as fact any derogatory charges against anyone's character, if made by someone in an official position. Today he finds the public willing to listen to debates on "Security versus Freedom." It is recognized that complete security Is tyranny, and that complete fraedom Is anarchy. What's needed is a middle course. This being the general situation, Cain believes four things are needed in the Immediate future to keep the U.S. Republic free as well as to make it secure. One is to establish some means I But the Department of Justic of analyzing the unevaluated, de-1 can't get a conviction ^ta cour rogatory information against ~~ J ~""' J applicants for Jobs with the government or government defense contractors. Civil Service Chairman Philip Young recently revealed the government had such Information in its raw files on more than two million U.S. citizens.- Today all such people are almost automatically barred from government employment. "Unless some process can be found for evaluating this information," says Cain, "we will deny employment to many qualified people, we will move toward mediocrity, and the public will lose confidence in its government." A second step Cain recommends Is to provide counsel, at government cost, for anyone being investigated as a security risk by a Board of I n q i i r y In any government agency. "The armed services provide counsel iree for any o! their personnel being' tried before a court- martial," Cain points out. "There is no reason why civilian government employes should not have similar rights." The third reform which Cain believes necessary Is to give those accused of being security risks the right to confront and cross- examine their accusers. Government investigators say that their whole system would fall apart If they were forced to disclose the sources of their Information, Cain admits. without witnesses and evidence, h points out. And he thinks the sam conditions should apply In loyalty-security case In which anj one under investigation mus defend his honor, his reputation his whole life record and protec his future. The fourth change Cain recom mends is to give every governmen agency head the authority t provide a hearing for any govern ment employe being Investigate as A security risk, before he. : suspended. Atty. Gen. Browne has already told the American Ba Association he will recommend a amendment to present law t permit' this changed procedure. Since 1953, when the new Eisen hower administration 1 o y a 11,; security 'program was put inl effect under executive order 10450 more than BO per cent of th government employes accused being security risks have even tually been cleared. There is no justification to suspending government employe from their jobs for months wlthou a hearing, when no overt act ha been charged against: them, say Cain. With the four reforms he recoi mends, he believes that applican for" government jobs would b protected, government employe would be treated with respect, an the public would again be give a sense of confidence In i government. Sunday School Lesson— Written foe MIA Bern** By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. The Bible has been called "God's Book for Man's Life," and that is just what It Is. Its first and great value is not for its incomparable place In literature, nor for its immense interest as a human document, a revelation concerning man. First of all, the Bible is a book concerning God, revealing to man the gospel of. the grace of God and the true way of life. But the Bible is as well, a book of, and for, man. Even if the Bible brings to man the new life that is Its great purpose, he misses a vast part of what the Bible has to give, if he does not know his Bible in all its varied and realistic story of human life. The Dial Press, of New York, has recently published a book by Louis Paul which exploits the human story of the Bible in a way that, so far as I know, has never quite been done before. I have been interested in "Heroes, Kings, and Men" because as a novelist the author approaches the Bible in much the same way as I have done as a journalist. My Christian ministry through the years has been as much as a newspaper man as in pulpit and church. I have been chiefly concerned with the spiritual and moral values of the Bible, but I have sought to relate these to daily life and problems. When I have written of Bible incidents and Bible characters, I have endeavored to make them. presently vivid and vital for life today as well as incidents and characters In the far past. The fact is that much in the Bible Is downright sensational, and this Is a reflection suggested by Mr. Paul's book, which in itself Is not sensational but skillfully drawn from the Bible 'Itself. Another book, also drawn from the Bible, but with a different purpose is the Olive Pell Bible, published by tho Crown Publishers, of New York. It Is Mrs. Pell's Bible only In the sense that out of years of thought and Bible reading she h» compiled condensations (rom the King James Version, preserving the exact language, and, a valuable feature, indicating the chapter and verse numbers fqr easy reference to the complete text. Nothing, in my Judgment, can take the place of the whole Bible, but for proper limited use in daily reading, such compilations and condensations are convenient and valuable. Some parts of the Bible, such as long genealogies, are obviously not of interest for ordinary reading. It is the contrast between such details and the Bible's most Interesting passages and great essential truth that makes well-selected Bi- bl« readings of practical use and help. My memory of such readings goes back to excellent selections prepared many years ago by the Hon. G. W. Boss for use In the public schools o! Ontario. Ross' political foes made a furious outcry against the "Ross Bible," but it was -a pioneer in a project now commonly accepted. I have an autographed copy of the "Daily Bible "• prepared by the late Charles M. Sheldon, author ol IN HIS STEPS and another on my shelves is the ."Little Bible" of the Oxford University Press. Mrs..Pall's book is simpler, convenient, and of about pocket ste. LITTLE LIZ „..,< It It that people who wouldn't 'dream of talking with their mouth* full will talk with thttrtttodi empty? ••"•• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Repeat Finesse Would Be Costly By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When you take a finesse su cessfully, your natural tendency to repeat It. This Is usually good idea,'but today's hand,show an exception to the rule. Declarer won the first trick wi : dummy's king of spades and dre three rounds of trumps. He the led a low club from his hand an finessed dummy's .Jne. The original idea was to avo NORTH (D) 4AKJ3 »7-4 « AJ53 WEST »876 V 1086 «K882 + AJS EAS1 AQ1092 V953 , 4> Q10S4 *K5 SOUTH . 454 VAKQJ2 07 4108732 North-South vul. North Bail South West 1A Pass 2 V Pass 2N.T. Pass 4V p »« Pass Pass Opening lead—* »' losing a trick to the jack of club South rejoiced for a moment wh East had to win his trick with tf king of clubs. The club finewe o vlously had tuceeded. South's rejoicing was »horUiy< East returned a low diamond, a West's king forced out dummy nc«. South couldn't afford'to ru a diamond In order to lead anoth club towards dummy. Wt« wou put up the ace of clubs and le aonlher dinmord to tore* declare! taut trump. Dummy's 'quoen. clubs would then block the suit. Then WM a late way to pi Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -(NEA)- THE AUGH PARADE: Talking about twins, Herb Shrlner quipped: •The only -'•ay I car. tell them part Is to put my finger in Kins outh. If he bites me, it's Willie. Conversation between a Holly- oodsman and his wife: "Let's have some real fun to- ight," said the husband. "Okay," replied the w i f e. Leave the hall light on if you get ome before I- do." All the ble giveaway qllii sbowa n TV remind me of Fred Allen's tory of the fellow who died during t-a '-•*n an all-expense cruise to Hawaii. Louis B.' Mayer. likes to tell bout the time a' director com- lained to him that a -c e r t a i n ctor just Agned by MGM couldn't ct. - • 'So we'll teach him." repliec ilayer. "After all, we've taught eas to perform." A New York show girl decided n try for a Hollywood career. She ad been told 'that the key to ccess in Hollywood is to create grand Impression. So she trav- led with a maid, and when she egistered at a movietown hotel le wrote: "Mary Doe and made.". Director Allan Dwan once sked a Hollywood producer why e disliked a certain script. "Take ut the essentials and what have ou got?" the producer demanded Oroucho Marx cherishes this one" s his favorite "You .Bet . Youn ,ife" quip.—A sailor told Marx 1 met her In my sophomore year narried her when I was a junior ,nd we had a baby when I was a enior." Replied Oroucho: "That's wha call progressive education." On the first day of a new movie aa Lupinb received a box o lowers with this note: "Best wishes from (in order o heir appearances) Louis Hayward Collier Young and Howard Duff.' They're Ida's husbands Nos. 1 2 and 3. Overheard: "She's got a was ^'aist and a disposition to match.' Starlet to boy {rlend: "I've go •ou all figured out. All I am t •ou Is someone to marry." Joe E. Lewis laid li: "Love i 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs. Freeman Robinson and Mis. Louise Parham entertained with dinner party at the Hotel Nobl Saturday night honoring Mr. an Mr>. O. T. Hunt. Following th dinner the group danced in th Blue Room of the Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whltwort spent Sunday visiting in Memphis. The annual B. T. L. party of Chn pter D of PEO Sisterhood was giv en Friday night at the' home o Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech. Mrs. T M. Hunter of Long Beach, Call and Dr. Frank Smith of Omah Neb. were guests of the group. the hand, and South properly adop ed it. Upon winning with dummy ace of diamonds, he returned th queen of clubs, thus giving up th finesse that he had been at sue pains to take. The defense was now helpless West had to :ake the ace of club and could return a diamond t force out declarer's fourth trump South could now give up anothe lub trick, and his last trump .as sured him a re-entry in order t cash the last two clubs. . wonderful thlnf—lt'§ even better han letting your feet aoak In bot •ater." When Phil Slivers was asked to ee a model home, he .replied: "Fine. What time does she get ff work?" First movie queen: "Whenever, 'm in the dumps I buy myself a ew hat." Catty companion: "So THAT'S where you buy them!" Robert Q. Lewis' description of a cocktail party: "Where every- lody huddles together for group nsurance." -Don—H&r-tfaan, production boss f Paramount: studio, toured the country recently beating the pub- icity drums for the movie, "The Desperate Hours." In one city a reporter asked about another studio making a film on the same. heme—a family held hostage by escaped convicts. "Yes," admitted Hartmah. "Th» stories are just about the same. )ut then almost every painter bai painted his mother — but you only remember Whistler." SHORT LINES: "She's b'een married three times—twice in Hollywood and once in all seriousness." "He wants to do a musical version of 'Medic 1 and title it 'Gauze and Dolls.'" Leg Art? She Knows What It Is By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 13 Wl — 'Torta di fromaggio — what ta that?" The Inquiry was made by Rosanna Podesta, Italy's gift to Hollywood. Having been here only two months, she still falters on English. It was explained that torta di fro- maggio 'Italian translation . of cheesecake) Is leg. art, glamor photos, etc. "Oh;" she exclaimed knowingly, her dark eyes brightening. "Yes, I know what that It. I do not like It." Hate* It What It this? An Italian film beauty knocking cheesecake? This sort of thing could rock Rome's Hollywood on the Tiber. Miss Podesta continued: "You mean posing like this." She gazed seductively over, her shoulder, then dropped the pose. "I hate it. I have done some In Italy, but now I refuse. They do not ask me here at Warner'Brothers because they know I do not like It. "I do not mind showing tha legi If it is part of the picture. But lust to pose lor photographs—that is silly." This may distress some males, but she feels cheesecake is on the decline both here and in her native land. -, Rtflnedf "I do not think you mak« the girly revues that used to be mada liere," she observed. "The public's taste has become too refined for tliat. They want good pictures, not just girl shows. "It is the same in Italy. No longer will the- public go to see a bad picture because It Is advertised with sexy photos of Gina Lollo- brlglda and Sophia Loren. They want to see good pictures." Miss Podesta finds some popost- tion to her views in her own family. Her husband Is handsome Italian actor Marco Vlcario, who is here with her before going to Mexlro for a movie. Popular Phrases Answer to Prevlou* Puzzle ACROSS 1 The — of. government 6 your hands 9 profit 12 Heraldic band 13 Air (prefix) 14 Australian •ostrich 15 Liqueurs 17 French wine 18 Trivial DOWN 1 and water 2 Sea eagle 3 Landed 4 Tries out of the bag 6 Missive 7 Region 8 Malls 9 Quoth the raven, , TV 23 and Madam 24 Merel? 2i>__ and master . 29 Pulpit 32 Wipes out 34 Encroachment 36 Cylindrical 37 -- grained 38 Glacial ridges 39 - , Ham and Japheth 41 Worm 42 — v semper tyrannis 44 Not know hiroja from — — 46 Official dreii 49 Mends S3 Soak flax B« - oJtlni Mlxbt 57 Scottlih onti 58 In (entirely) 5> - AngelM, California tOLtamlni •I - In one'i own juice 25 Angers 45 Spars 26 Hangers-on 46 Russian river 28 Minced ,.47 Fiddling 10 Persian prlnceSO Singing voice' emperor II Large casks '31 Poems 48 Nevada city . 16 Small hole 33 Type stroke 50 Tumult 20 Crown 35 Wanderer! 51 Short letter 22 A bed of — 40 Pounding 52 Wintry 24 Apollo's implement precipitation mother 43 Shade of red 55 Verbal suffix

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