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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 17, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSOK, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered a* second class matter at the post- office at Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of Hie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service ii maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Hie step* of hi* strength shall be straitened, and hi* own counsel shall cast him down. — Job 18:7. * * * Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of. — Swift. The cooperation of about 100 people is involved in an official weather forecast. How can so many be wrong? * * # Social standing is pretty expensive the** days —when it comes by the quart. '.••*: * # Having your favorite newspaper mailed to you while on vacation saves them from getting tangled with milk bottles while you're" away. ;""• -; * * # A college profeator contend* that the average m*n has no head for figures. Until he goes down to be some of the beaches. * * # More women are looking for a husband in summer than in winter. Blame it on golf season. Red Navy Is Catching Up In all our calculation of American military might, we properly put first emphasis upon our acknowledged lead in nuclear weapons. But ever since World War H we have also taken it pretty much for granted that in any future war the United States would surely have-control of the seas. No one has been blind to the tremendous growth of Russia's submarine fleet, but it has been just as plain that our total naval forces were vastly superior to Moscow's. Therefore it comes as a definite shock to hear from no less a source than our own Navy that the Soviet Union may supplant this country as the top naval power by 1964 if its present pace' of naval expansion—relative to our development—continues. Looking at the huge land armies Russia can muster, we have comfronted ourselves with the thought that whatever edge the Soviets had there we could take off by our clear advantage on the seas and in the air. As we have seen in other recent reports, our margin of air superiority may be dwindling. To learn that our naval edge is also diminishing is not easy to take. Ten years ago Russia's fleet ranked seventh in the world. Today it stands second. The Russian navy already exceeds America's in manpower. And Moscow is bent on passing us in number of vessels as well. The Soviet sub fleet of some 350, about 40 per cent of which are long- range types, is nothing terrible new to us. But read these figures released by our own navy: In cruisers, Russia has 13 large, light ships matching the best we have. This total is greater than that we have presently active. The Soviets have 125 destroyers against our 175, but more than 50 of Russia's are fast, well-armed craft built since World War II. We have done little in that span, and Moscow has a larger building program for destroyers than all Western navies combined. Where we still retain a decisive superiority is in aircraft carriers. So far as is known, Russia has none at this time) though it has a number of shipyards capable of building them, as well as the largest battleships. Russia does have, however, gome 3,500 land-based planes in its fleet air arm, including many jets fighters and light jet bombers. The U. S. Navy noted that Russia's fleet has four main divisions, with the large*t" In th« Baltic Sea. A newly dtvt- loped canal and river system makes it possible to shift many smaller naval craft from one operating theatre to another under ideal protection. Our strategists believe that Russia, the great "land" force, is definitely bent on creating a great deep-sea navy to outstrip any in the world. To those complacent ones who think we can never be headed on the sea or in the air, to those misguided ones who think Russia is devoted to peace and has abandoned plans for world conquest, we recommend a second reading of these estimates. They are not comforting. VIEWS OF OTHERS The High Plane Preoccupied with their contrasting thoughts on the Maine election's outcome, • Leonard W. Hall and Stephen A. Mitchell found time Tuesday to stop before the TV cameras and sign a joint pledge against "gutter" tactics in the quickening off-year campaign. Th£ politically naive would do well not to expect too much of such a pledge, but there is some evidence that things won't get as rough as it once appeared they might. For instance, when Adlai E. Stevenson was asked if he intended .to use any 'epithets' against the Republican opposition he said that in view of the party's two-year record in office he felt that "Republican" would be strong enough. And Representative Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, the devoted Taft man who became President Eisenhower's most valuable ramrod in Con- •grfis*,-has given new indication that the majority of GOP spokesmen will not employ the "20 years of treason" gimraick. Mr. Haileck, in an interview appearing in the current issue of Newsweek previewed the GOP line in these reasonable 'terms: "We sometimes (have) treated the- Democrat* kind and gentle. But in a campaign, their allergy to recent history won't keep us from remembering and discussing events from Yalta right down to Korea." * Democratic mistakes in that tumultous period offer valid campaign issues, but it's a safe assumption, too, that the Democrats won't let Mr. Halleck get away with imposing such an arbitrary cut-off date. History even more "recent" than that made under Harry Truman must include the questionable terms of the Korean truce ("politically imposed" says General James A .Van Fleet in the current issue of U. S. News & World Report); the mgominieus backing and filling in Indochina; the incitation of Chaing Kai-Shek to embroil us in a further Far Eastern adventures at a time when American air and ground strength is being cut back in Korea; even though it is certain that the Korean battleground would be instantly reopened in the event of new hostilities with Red China. These facts, plus the fact that condition of our European defensive alliance is at a post-World War low should make the 1954 foreign policy debate an interesting two-way give-and-take. Arkansas Gagette Delinquent-But Juvenile? In Memphis a Juvenile Court judge has turned over to the police homicide bureau a pair of teenagers who last week sought to attack a girl they had lured to the home of one of the boys. His parents were not at home. The girl resisted, and was shot in the stomach with a .22 rifle. The Juvenile Court judge ruled that the boys are "incorrigible." She defined this for parents and the youths — saying that there was absolutely nothing to go on in hopes of continuing to treat them through Juvenile Court procedures, reform schools and such. One parent admitted that his own son was, at that time, at least, too dangerous to be allowed free run. It is always a blow to be told by one in a position to know that youngsters can reach such depths of irresponsibility, or utter meanness, that they must be treated just as would professional adult criminals. Yet that is what the Juvenile Court judge was saying. It is in direct contrast to the old Boys' Town theory that there are no bad boys. Perhaps the youngsters yet will find a way to responsible society. But with long Juvenile Court records behind them, we can at least see that the judge, viewing her responsibility to society in general, felt obliged to act as she did. — Birmingha (Ala.) News. SO THEY SAY We hope to find and to develop a genuine meeting of minds as to what should be done to halt Communist expansion <in south east Asia).— Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. There cannot be in today's hungry world a surplus of corn or wheat. There can only be a shortage if ideas or a weakness of will to learn how to use God's gifts for His children.—Adlai Stevenson. w ^> ** There is nobody who can work with a Communist. He is a liar, a thief, a murderer and a saboteur.—Lt.-Gen. Stratemeyer. I have very little confidence in this world. There are really too many Republicans in it.—Church leader Dr. Franklin Clark Fry. In five areas of the United States, powerhouses to be run by atomic energy are underway—the electrical industry is in its infancy.—J. Scott Milne, international president of AFL Electrical Workers. There Was no vanic. There was only fear.— Dr. Ernest Bettman, suvivor of KLM Constclla- "Just for the Record—How Are You Voting?" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son'3 Washington Column — It Will Require Several Years To Liquidate RFC Completely WASHINGTON — (NBA) — What's left of the old Reconstruction Finance Corporation hopes to file a somewhat final report on its liquidation by the end of Au gust. When that's in, Laurence B. Robbins, the former Chicago banker who is now RFC administrator, can be sworn in as a new assistant secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Robbins has be.en confirmed for this job by the Senate, but he can't legally take it over till the liquidation report goes to Congress- It will be several years before 3.FC will be completely liquidated. It continues in existence as a •overnment corporation. Big government agencies die hard. They can't be washed out clean by a stroke of the pen or even by an act of Congress. Some of the continuing RFC functions go with Mr. Robbins over to the Treasury. He will be in charge of some S266 million in loans made under the Defense production act, and of eight loans for a total of $5.6 million, made to local institutions for civil defense. Sale of the 27 government-owned synthetic rubber plants is now being negotiated by a special commission appointed by the President. A report on these negotiations must be made to Congress in January and it is expected they will be sold before next June 30. Authority to operate the government's Texas City, Tex., tin smelter runs to June 30, 1956. Congress is studying the question of whether to sell it or keep it go- ing under government ownership. Authority to continue operation of the government's abaca plantations in Central America runs until March, 1960. But they will be managed by General Services Administration in the future, instead of RFC. Mr. Roberts, as assistant secretary of the Treasury, will continue to liquidate what are left of the old RFC loans to business. A whale of a lot of them have been disposed of since RFC stopped making new loans last September. They then numbered 4648 for a value of S398 million. As of June 30 they numbered 780 valued at $190 million. These are the loans at the bottom of the barrel. They are naturally a little harder .to get rid of. It may be several years before the government gets its last dollar out of them. But Mr. Robbins believes a lot of them can be sold within a year. In addition to these business loans, RFC still has about $10 million worth of .railroad securities, $31 million worth of preferred stocks and debentures of 10 banks and 532 million worth of public agency bond issues and securities. So the total of loans and securities not yet disposed of is $263 million. Four other portfolios of fomer RFC activities have been transferred to other government financial agencies which are still n business and going strong, making new loans under congressional authorizations. These old RFC loans will be continued by the government until paid off or foreclosed in cases of default and failure: 1. Some 3000 disaster loans valued at $15 million, transferred to the Small Business Administration which has continuing power to make loans in this field. 2. Some 15,000 real estate mortgage loans valued at $60 million, transferred to Housing and Home Finance Agency. Ninety-nine per cent of these loans are Veterans Administration guaranteed. . 3. Defense Homes Corp. mortgages, also transferred to HHFA. They cover the government emergency housing projects sold at the end of the war, though the government took back $40 million of the purchase money in the form' of the mortgages which it still holds. 4. A $43 million loan to the Philippine Islands, transferred to the Export-Import Bank. So the total of RFC business handed on to other agencies is around $160 million. Whether or not RFC made money for the government or lost money, Mr. Robbins refuses to say. Many claims have been made that it was a profitable venture and helped pull the country out of the depression besides. Administrator Robbins won't confirm that. He won't say that RFC lost money for the government either. The reason is that there have been so many reorganizations, changes of authority and transfers of function that it will be difficult to strike a true balance. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hollywood on TV: Home screens may be small, but television temperaments are just as big as. those behind Hollywood's giant screens. Movietown's TV alley is echoing to the snap, crackle and pop sound effects of: The walkout of Red Buttons' brand-new writers who quit after a week because they said they couldn't agree with the comic "on the direction the show was taking." Ida Lupino blaming "distaff temperament" for the collapse 'of her idea of four movie queens getting together as rotating stars of a dramatic series. The names of Shelley Winters and Irene Dunne had been mentioned as Ida's costars but she confessed to Dave Kaufman: "I prefer men — the collective temperament of women is too much for me." And—the first suspension of a telefilm actress—Arjita (Miss Sweden) Ekberg for "repeated failure" to report as the star of "Sheena," a feminine Tarzan-type series. She was replaced by dazzler Irish McCulla. Even Anita's agent, Al Melnick, couldn't explain it, telling me: "She's a wonderful girl but I've given up representing her." Maybe there should be a TV panel show for TV performers titled "This Is My Beef." HERE'S A BIG SWITCH on Domestic video shows. "Life With Mazurki's," a half-hour telefilm comedy idea is in the works for Mike Mazurki, the ex-wrestler who first clicked as an actor in Dick Powell's "Murder, My Sweet." The switch: His estranged wife, Jeannette, is writing the show and will play his ever-lovin' if it is sold. Her explanation: "We get along better now than we ever did." doll who parlayed a few straight lines for Bob Hope into a stellar career. The filmed show, titled "Aggie" and before cameras in London, has Joan playing a department store buyer whose travels around Europe get her into laughs, romance and hot water. Ann Robinson, who plays the policewoman in the feature-length Dragnet, will be a queen of outer space in future chapters of "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger." ... Merry Anders, a Fox starlet, inherits the role of Joyce, the older daughter, in "The Stu Erwin Show." Ann Todd, now being seen in the part in re-runs, quit show business, divorced her husband and changed her address to Chicago . . . Ann Sheridan's telefilm debut has been delayed again. Script trouble for the pilot reel. (show) ancient The facts are leaving the U. S. for the first time. Jack Webb's Dragnet will be seen in Canada, Hawaii and Alaska Clark Ga- Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service "Love" is a word that in its cur- mental, negative attitude toward rent use has a great many meanings, often in strange contrast with one another. Recently in my reading in books that seem all too typical of much current literature I have seen sexual relations, even of the most sordid kind, characterized as "love." For those who know what love between man and woman can be— in admiration, devotion—and a sharing in the deepest measure of all that life can give, to speak of such sordid relations as "love" is to make one cringe with revulsion. From that lowest conception there are gradations of somewhat higher and better meaning, but they still fall short of the love that life and one's fellowmen. It is a great positive force, what Henry Drummond called "the greatest thing in the world." It is, orj ought to be, the power of all so- sial progress and reform. The love of Jesus was not all expressed in the blessing of little children, the weeping with those who wept — and the many words and acts of kindness and gentleness. There are those stern and terrible words in Matthew 23 — the "woes" which Jesus pronounc- against hypocrites, devourers of widows' houses, blind leaders of the blind, "a generation of vip- So far as I know, in all of lit- Jesus meant when he gave His new! erature there is nowhere a more Jesus meant when He gave Hisl terrible indictment. Did Jesus new commandment (John 13:34)JloveJihese enemies? Could^he have and of the love that Paul defined and analyzed in his supreme chapter, the thirteenth of First Corinthians. What did Paul and Jesus mean by Christian love? It is defined not only in words and precepts, but in the life and example of the Master. He urged His disciples to love one another, as He had loved them. But beyond precept and example the new commandment of love had its source in the Gospel of God's love. "God is love." The disciple, filled at first with world ambition, who was later to learn the meaning of love, was to emphasize this source and motive in a terse and concrete way: "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins, Beloved, if d so loved us, we ought also to love one another." That is the supreme appeal — to the love and grace of God. And this gives meaning to 'the ove of enimies, which Jesus enjoined. For the love of God is ,oward a world of sinners, It is a mistake to think of Christian lov« a« supine, sent!- loved those whom He described and denounced in such bitter terms? To that question the answer is, if He loved them could He have regarded their evil ways without denouncing them? In such denunciation there was at least some hope of the evil ones seeing themselves for what they were. One cannot love men and at the same time regard lightly the evil that is in them. A profound need of the world today is the Christian love motivating an intense moral indignation against the world's evil, without malice, but uncompromising in its demand for right and truth and Justice tempered with mercy. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service It 1 Takes Courage To Make This Bid Not many experts would open the West hand with three clubs in the hand shown today. Such a bid is usually reserved for a longer club suit with less side strength, particularly strength in the major suits. While we're sniffing at the bid- ble says he wants no part of television . . . Bill Lundigan's No. 1 boy in' the race to star in CBS' new adventures of the Coast Guard series, "The Mighty O.". . .Smart Brooklyn movie house manager is cleaning up advertising "See Liberace in his only movie, 'South Sea Sinner.' " He plays a bit in the five-year-old Shelley Winters starrer. NOW IT'S A female Foreign Intrigue starring Joan Shawlee, the Good late, late, late news: Compared to most vintage films on TV, a block of 28 Allied Artists and Monogram flickers headed for parlor screens will have a younger than Pola Negri look. All 28 were made between 1947 and 1952. BRITAIN'S ANSWER to the Victory at Sea telefDms will be 14 half-hour documentaries produced by BBC and the British Air Ministry from 5,000,000 feet of film taken during World War IT. Helen Hayes will help light up David O. Selznick's two-hour, all- network telecast of Light's Diamond Jubilee Oct. 24. She's the first of many stars slated for the show. Hollywood telefilm makers have been screaming that there's a shortage of time slots on the TV networks — a "network-created" shortage, some say, in an attempt to stifle film. But a TV newcomer, Producer Alex Gottlieb, isn't joining in the chorus. He sold his "Dear Phoebe" telefilm series, co-starring Peter Lawford and Marcia Henderson, four days after arriving in New York and just told Daily Variety: "The real shortage is in show* with originality—good shows capable of selling sponsors' merchandise." play, you can eliminate that one. South can do nothing to improve his chances in spades or hearts. The real question is how to play the diamonds. The percentage play is to begin the diamonds by leading low towards the dummy. If West happens "to have K-10 or Q-10, he will be on the spot. For then if he goes up with his picture card, declarer will later lead the jack from the dummy; and if West plays the ten, dummy's jack will force out the other picture card, and declarer will later lay down the ace. The play works equally well if West has the ten and a low diamond. West naturally plays low,, at Sudden thought: With almost-ex Charles O'Curran helping Betty Hutton in her big TV spectacular and ex-husband Lou Busch taking bows for doing Margaret Whiting's song arrangements, shouldn't Jess Barker be writing a new movie script for Susan Hayward?' 75 Yean Ago In Blythevill* the second trick, nine is played to and dummy's drive out the queen. Later, dummy gets the lead with the king of spades to bring the jack of diamonds through East. No matter what they do ,the defenders can get only one diamond trick. The correct play of the diamonds was possible only if declarer could get to dummy later on to make his second diamond play from dummy. Since the -only entry to dummy was the king of spades., it was vital for declarer to begin the diamonds before using up that king of spades. Mrs. C. W. Afflick, Mrs. Russell Phillips, Mrs. A. G. Little and Mrs. Harry Kirby are spending today in Marianna with Mr. and Mrs. Max Miller. L. E. Old, Jr., will address the district meeting of the Parential Insurance Company of America to be held at Memphis Friday and Saturday. Mrs. Byron Morse and Mrs. T. If. Mahan went to Memphis today to be with Mrs. Morse's sister, Mrs. W. B. Tanner of Helena, who recently underwent an operation at the Methodist hospital there. THE DIRECTOR of the United States Mint should consider the circulation of a new coin worth 98 cents, and folding money in $199.95 and $299.95 denominations.—Decatur (HI.) Herald. ECONOMY is just a way of spending money \x-ithout getting any fun out of it.—Kanawha (owa) Reporter. This and That Answer to Previous Puzzle THE YOUTHFUL mother was reading Mother Goose rhymes to her little son. "The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts," she canted. "What was the King of Hearts doing?" questioned the boy. " wouldn't be the least bit surprised, dear," said the .mother, a suspicious smile on her face, "but what the King was out doing the very same thing." — Lamar tMo.) Democrat. NORTH *K VJ9864 4 J942 17 WEST (D) EAST 4Q54 AJ63 VK3 VQ1075 • 105 +KQ3 + QJ10764 *K83 SOUTH * A 10 8 8 7 2 *A2 • A876 West 3 * Pass North-South vul. North East South Pass 4* 44 Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 Q ding, we shouldn't overlook East's raise to four clubs. It's hard to see the point of this bid since East has reasonably good defense. As it happened, however, Bast I did bid four clubs, and South bid I the same four spades over four clubs that he would have bid over three clubs. South couldn't be sure that he could make a game, of course, but he was more than willing to try.*. West opened the queen of clubs, and South won with the ace. What [ should declarer do next? The actual declarer foozled mat- { ters by leading a trump to dummy's king at the second trick. 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