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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 20, 1956
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PAGE roin^ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COOWER NEWS 00. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HABRV A. HAJNES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager • sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER KEW8 FRIDAY, JANUARY W, 1959 Entered a* second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o£ Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is .maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 (or six months, $2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Lift up your heads, O ye rates and be ye lift up. ye everlasting- doors; »nd the Kin* of glory shall come in.—Psalms 24:7. * * * God, the Great Qiver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single- lane.—Tagore. BARBS Behind the wheel of an auto is no place for the successful business man who won't stop at anything. * * * The real answer to sew what, Is usually sonny's torn shirt, Dad's socks and little sister's mittens. Often a word to the wife te sufficient — to start something. * * * A man usually owes his wife » lot, says a writer. Especially it he married her for her money. * * * With husbands, it's easy to get caught in a lie and then mighty hard to get out. * # * A thief broke into an Ohio home and robbed a youngster's piggy bank. Probably beating Dad or Mom to it. State of the Opposition Any presidential State of the Union message is bound to be a political document, particularly in an election year. It speaks of the condition of the country as the incumbent administration sees it. It sets forth what that same regime proposes to do to make things better. With a campaign coming up, such a message almost inevitably assumes the look of a party platform. Frequently a president will ask Congress for items he ic privately sure it will not approve. He may be content to get himself on the record with the voters. All this the knowledgeable men in both parties fully understand. Normally their comments on a message follow routine partisan lines. But this time the leading Democrats were more than ordinarily vehement in their attacks upon President Eisenhower's proposals. The explanation is not hard to find. The Democrats feel the President has in effect tried to make off with their own program. One spokesman made this abundantly clear when he declared that the President's message very closely paralleled the legislative proposals advanced a few months ago by Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, Democratic majority leader in the Senate. In other words, what bothers Mr. Eisenhower's opponents is not the nature of his proposals but the prospect that he and his party, rather than the Democrats, may get political credit for them if they are adopted. They control Congress, but they are in a fix. If they should oppose the President's program, they would be thereby repudiating their own plans. How can they support these proposals and still gain credit for themselves ? Undoubtedly, they can extend some plans beyond Mr. Eisenhower's, or otherwise try to alter them to put a special Democratic stamp upon them. In some cases, they may work it in reverse by trimming them. Senator George wants to do that with foreign aid. But even if these changes are brought off, the Democrats can have no assurance that in the voters' minds the credit will not still go largely to President Eisenhower. They understand this risk full well, and that explains the vehemence of their protests against the State of the Union message. Their reactions are understandable. But the impartial observer need not accept the argument of some that the GOP has "stolen" the Democratic program. The fsct is that the differences bs- tween the conservative and middle range Democrat* and the moderate and liberal Republican* arc not great. Politician! h«v* b*«n under stress for some years to m»k« them seem greater than they •r*. They reflect the natural dilemma of the major parties in a time when both both must make their chief appeal to the vast majority of Americans who stand in the middle. Out of the Ashes In the year 1955 the Dutch city of Rotterdam celebrated the 10th anniversary of its rebirth from the ashes of Nazi destruction. It had been flattened by German bombers in a bitter object lesson to the whole free world. The final measure of Rotterdam's comeback became evident just the other day when totals for the city's great port •were totted up. They showed that in 1955 Rotterdam, for the first time since 1938, surpassed London as the second largest port in the world. Only New York is bigger. Some 20,000 sea-going vessels bearing 63 million tons.of goods moved in and out of a harbor that in 1944 was a shambles of twisted steel and broken concrete. All men who admire the resilient courage of other men who have the stuff to come back from disaster will hail Rotterdam's ascendancy to second place in the roster of world ports. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Strange Silence When the United States exploded a hydrogen bomb in mid-Pacific, vehement shouts of protest went up from many neutralist quarters around the globe. It was an outrage, they said, and all further testing ought to be halted. Our position in the matter was not helped by fact that Japanese fishermen were operating on the fringes of the bomb danger zone and some were affected by the radioactive fall-out. Now the Russians have exploded a hydrogen device. Though not as large as ours, it has produced a considerable fall-out on Japan proper and has led to increased radioactivity in the air over such European cities as Paris. The question is: Where are the protests? Japan has protested, true, but the neutralists have for the most part been discreetly silent. There is no wringing of hands over the unhappy circumstances of the Japanese who have been subjected to a tall-out whose source was much closer than the American explosion. Perhaps the gullible neutralists accept the Russian contention that the Reds would not test such a weapon if we did not. By that reasoning, the whole thing once more would become our fault. That's pretty thing stuff, since heretofore the Russians never have shown any disposition to limit either aims or arm tests in accord with what the rest of the world is doing. It may be enough to satisfy the neutralists, however, for they don't need much encouragement to excuse the Russians and blame us. It never occurs to them to acknowledge that we may have to test nuclear weapons because the Russians have an army big enough to gver-run Europe if we did not pose that huge threat.—Lexington Herlad. Roots For Herter If- We are In receipt of a missive from the Christian A. Herter-for-President-in-Case-Eisenhower-Doesn't-Run-Again, Upper Bernardston Road Chapter, Greenfield, Mass. The letter is really a broadside, urging anyone interested to form neighborhood chapters, which the CAHPPICEDRA Club suggests you can operate any way you choose. Mr. Herter, In case you are a political unlnitlate, is Governor of Massachusetts (a former Congressman, and Interested in getting the GOP nomination for President. The broadside says "Chris" Is a "wonderful guy" and suggests folk "talk up" his candidacy—should Ike not run. This is a frank and ebullient effort to sow the grass root^if. Here in Missouri perhaps there aren't so many Republicans who would be Interested in a Massachusetts Herter—even il. But the episode Is so breezy, In a provisional way, we thought you would like to know. In event Ike doesn't run, Mr. Herter will hit the stump in a running leap. In which case the Upper Bernardston Road chapter et al., will probably change their fan organization to read the Christian A. Herter-for-President-Now-that-Ike- Ain't Running Club. Maybe incorporated. And pity the headline writers!—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY Wherever there remains the vestige of public scorn in herent in the epithet "cop," the hope for adequate salaries, proper equipment and work- Ing conditions and other requislties of an effl- cent police department wanes.—FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. * * * I like my ball club. If we stay intact and (pitcher) Gene Conley comes through, we've got as good a chance as Brooklyn or anybody eke in 1956. —Charlie Grimm, Milwaukee Braves manager. ¥ * * I think she (Grace Kelly) Is a great kid.— Rev. Canon J. Francis Tucker! Catholic chaplain to Prince Rainier HI of Monaco. * * * A church Is not a country club with a minimum dues of an amount that will lot you get by and still have enough money for good clothes and a car ... The church which boasts of doing a good job becauie it balances lt« budget li not, doing a (ood Job.—Arthur Wnden, National Council of Churched official. 'Well, the World USED to Be Round" HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: The reconciliation oJ Keefe and Norma Brasselle is one ol those let's-see-lMt-wlll-worlc things,, with neither too sure ot the outcome. Keefe blames himself for the marriage break-up. "Brought it on myself," he told me. "We hope for the best now." . Title of the Italian movie that will costar Charles Boyer and luscious Sophia Loren is "La Fortuna de Essere Donna." Translation: "How Fortunate to Be Si Woman. ' Or: "How Fortunate to Be Charles Boyer." . . . 'Gene Raymond's stopping trai'fic with his new car. It isn't the car— it's -the color . . . (Caligula in "The Robe"). Robinson and Fox parted company. The late Jimmy Dean is topping ill fan magazine poUsa^Holly- - wood ~ * NEA Service, In) Peter Edson's Washington Column — Sen. Johnson Joins President In Sitting Out Capital Parties By DOtJGLAS LARSEN and KENNETH 0. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON —(NEA) --Popular Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson CD-Tex) always was „ hard customer for ambitious hostesses to produce at parties. But now he'll be about as available as Ike. The schedule he has set for himself to avoid repetition of the heart attack he suffered during the last session eliminates practically all party going. It's doctors' orders. He also ta kes a two-hour nap after lunch each day, stays off the Senate floor as much as possible and gets out of his office and home by six each night. They're still talking about New Year's Eve: "You'll never guess what happened to me," says a starry-eyed Capitol Hill secretary. "When midnight struck I was kissed by Vice President Nixon." The VP's buss was strictly legit, by the way. She was a Republican, an old friend, and Pat was right there. Joan, the brand new daughter of Booth Mooney of the Sen Democratic Policy Committee is wearing her diapers in the highest of style. They are held on by huge, sterling silver safety pins on which her name is engraved. They're the gut of her godfather, Maj. Gen. Sidney Johnson of the Texas National Guard. Booth is a Texan, too. Other night at the French embassy Commercial Attache Jean Bosson, holding a brandy glass aloft, was extolling the virtue of his wife at every big reception and cognac, claiming it was one drink American grape growers could not duplicate. However. an American there pointed out that the U.S. Dept. of party in town. They have begun to entertain in their fancy Chevy Chase home. And his law business is booming, with Republican clients, too. Agriculture back in 1890's helped I She spends some time in Holly- save the French cognac Indus-! wood ' where she is making a try. Seems that a French bug, | pyhlloxera, suddenly developed a taste for the roots of the cognac- producing grapevines and the crop was about to disappear. But an emergency mission to the U.S. produced an American root which the phylloxera couldn't stomach. The vines vere then grafted to this root and the cognac grape crops saved. Rep. Jim Wright (D-Tex) stayed home during the Congressional recess. But he isn't taking a back seat to his colleagues who went globe-trotting — mostly on taxpayers' money. When they begin talking about towns in Switzerland, Somaliland or Russia, he chimes right in with, "you • should have seen Tinop, . Tate. Springs, Rucker's Creek, Godley, Nemo . . ." They happen to be towns in his district. The social comback of the season is being staged by handsome Don Dawson, patronage assistant to former President Truman. Don has the help of his gorgeous new wife, screen star Hona Massey Don's name was yanked off the town's Social List following a congressional probe of suspected influence-wielding on the old Reconstruction Finance Corporation. His social eclipse was complete when the GOP moved into town. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Mocha and amethyst! Jay o carry a tune at the thought of 25,000 a week." Celeste Holm will sing on the screen for the first time In MQM's 'High Society." Remember—she was the' original Ado Annie on Broadway in "Oklahoma!" . . . Attractive Mrs. Buster Keaton's appearance on the "Life Is What You Make It" TV show brought her several movie offers . . . Ursula Thelss, wife of Bob Taylor, vound up her starring role with Bob Mltchum In "Bandido" to study her,next script,— the U, S. Constitution. She's getting ready to ,ake her citizenship examination. movie. Hostesses love her guest. She's pleasant, friendly anc will sing I'or a crowd whenever they ask her. One of the most carefully guarded "lists" in town contains the names of the 800 most Washington bachelors. eligible Mostly they're young attorneys, doctors, offcers or sons of diplomats and government officials. The list has such data as the height of the men, their dancing ability and whether they can sport full dress clothes at a moment's notice. They have o have a tuxedo to get on the list. It has been compiled and is kept up to date by Mary Price, a top social secretary in town. She otten gives frantic hostesses in need of men names from the list. But she refuses to let it out of her office and keeps it in a strong safe. President Eisenhower isn't the only one sporting a healthy Florida sun tan. Others include former President Herbert Hoover, Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, Iraq Ambassdor Dr. Moussa Al-Sha- bander, Leonard Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo). Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, Secretary of Labor James Mitchell and Defense Sec retary Charles Wilson also slip down to Florida for long weekends Wayne is in 19th place on Motion Picture Magazine's popularity poll. In 21st: His pop, John Wayne. Eddie Fisher is tired of being Just a singer and wants to develop Into a personality. The reason he's anxious for a movie career now . Piper Laurie is dating only Gene Nelson, but she insists they have no wedding plans. "The only plans I have are for my career," says Piper . . . Wonder why Hollywood doesn't make more use of Ethel Barrymore's talents? It's a tragic, but true, fact that she could use the money. Not in The Script: Anthony Quinn, about why he prefers character roles: "A leading man can only end up with the leading lady. But the character actor, if his role is strong enough, can end up with the entire picture." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Jeff Morrow's gag gift from Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis after their fight sfcnes in "Pardners": A box of monogrammed band-aids. The Witnet: There's many a forward look, says George Strebe, In a backward glance. . . Dorothy Shay insists a checkmate is a husband who's paying alimony . With so many jive records being made, Kermit Schafter is wonder- Ing when somebody will change the first line of Brahm's "Lullaby" to "Go ,GO, GO, GO, QO to Sleep." Headlines .about Columbia studio lending $50,000 to Dick Haymes on the same day Rita Hayworth signed a new contract were con- 'irmed here—three months ago. Dorothy Dandrtdge went to lunch with m movie producer who told her he wanted her to play the sultry heroine in a musical version of "The Shooting: of Dan McGrew." But he added that he was chanjt Ing the locale to Hawaii. What am 1 In the picture?' asked Dorothy. "The Lady known as Luau?" The motel chain In which George Gobel is investing his TV earnings is blue-printed .for a total of 70 extending across the U.S. Th latest, across from the Santa Anita racetrack, is No. 13 in the chain. Dennis Morgan about Las Vegas 'A gay place where dice throw people." Dan Duryea Is ready to join thi Vegas rush, working on a song-and dance act. Says he: "You'd b surprised how quickly I've learned Now, however, you see Don and during the winter. Sunday School Lesson— Written for N«A Serrue By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. Many books about the Bible, especially in recent years, have dealt mainly with the Bible as literature, or as a book of human interest. That is good as far as it goes. It did not need translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts U> reveal its greatness as literature. But the King James Version, coming out of the age that produced Shakespeare, gave it a pre-eminent place in the literature of the English-speaking world. In human Interest, too, the Bible is an interesting and profoundly revealing book concerning man. The archaeologist and anthropologist can find in many of its pages much that is significant. But the Bible Is profoundly the book about God. The unbeliever, who looks to it for literature, may pay it the compliment of his interest. But he misses its true worth, and, though he may not realize it, he actually uses it despitefully through failing to recognize what it Is. The Bible is great as literature because of the greatness of the ideas, quests, and the truth with which it deals. In the Old Testament, for example, is the story of man's quest for God. It tells how earnest men, and women, faced with the problem of their own lives and personalities, and of the world around them, the firmament and the starry heavens, sought to know the truth. From the life and creative power In themselves they reasoned of tt greater power of life and creativeness, that they called God. They made God In their own image, but In doing so expressed the belief that Ood had made them in His imago. B was a profound act of vision and faith — how different from all pagan Ideas of gods of wood and stone. They saw the evidences of that creative Ood In the starry heavens, which they said declared His glory, while the firmament showed His handiwork. They observed how things were crooked or straight, true or false; they made much of the measuring rod and the plumb line. The good man was the upright man; and deepest of all in the Hebrew saints and prophets was the passion to be right, to be approved by a righteous God. For sheer spiritual courage there is nothing that surpasses the prayer: "Search me, O God, and know my heart ;Try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139: 23, 24). I suppose that the devout Jew finds in the Old Testament scriptures the climax of religious faith and life. Saint Paul, a devout Jew, who lived in the full spirit of that Old Testament prayer (Phllipptans 3), found the climax In Jesus Christ and His gospel. The Christian world has followed Saint Paul and established the New Testament upon the foundation of the Old. If I could express my own .view, in a non-controversial way, I think it would be that the Old Testament has as Its dominant theme man's quest of God, and the story of how man found Him; while in the New Testament the dominant theme is God's quest of man. ' Man's quest of God finds its richest fulfillment In God's quest of man. Luke 15 is a high point In both Old and New Testaments. THE DELICATE health of some husbands may be attributed to their steady delicatessen diet. — Elberton (Oa.) Star. IT SOMETIMES happens that a politician Is offered a bribe and he pocket* • the Insult. — Hamilton County (Tonn.) Herald. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Dummy's Trump Loses Power By OSWALD JACOB? I Written for NFA Service The bidding in today's hand was aggressive, but the final contract was eminently reasonable. South should certainly expect to make his game in ".pades against anything less than inspired defense. Unfortunately for South, the de fense was inspired when the hand was played. West reasoned that dummy was quite short in hearts and that declarer would plan to ruff in the dummy. In order to limit dummy's ruffing power, West opened the ace of spades and continued with another spade. Dummy held the second trick NORTH *QJ8 »7 »QJ85 * A J 9 5 3 WEST A A2 V AJ843 » 1064 + 863 EAST South 1 A 2V 4* VK 105 * 732 + KQ104 SOUTH (D) A K 109 8 3 VQ962 • AK9 *7 East-We»t vul. West North Pass 2 * Pass . 3* Pass Pass Eaat Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A A with the Jack of spades, and de clarcr naturally returned the low heart from the dummy at the third trick. East now demonstrated that he could be as effective M his partner. He rose with the Mng of hearts, holding the trick. This enabled him to lead a third trump thus exhausting dummy's trumps Now South was limited to nine tricks. He could .take four trump tricks, four diamonds, and a club but that was all. If East had failed to rise with the king of hearts, West woul< have been forced to win the firs heart trick. West could not have returned a third trump, and South would have been able to ruff one heart In the dummy. This ruffing trick would have given him his contract. In Blytheyill*— 75 Years Ago Mrs. C. A. Hovey, who formerly made her home here, will come tomorrow for a visit with relatives and friends. She will be met in Memphis by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphreys and daughter, Annella. Mrs. Leonard Johnson and daughter Beth have returned from New Orleans where they have spent the past two weeks visiting Mr. and Mrs O. W. Stephenson. The Rev. Harold Bggensperger has gone to Morrilton to attend a three-day conference on religious education. LITTLl LIZ If it's a girdle or o rumor—U'H spread. »HIA» Moose Are Just Ringers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Ifl — The city's public museum, which exhibits just about every mammal in Michigan, has been caught with three imposters — a moose bull, ft cow and a calf. The three came from Wyoming because, say museum officials, it's easier to bag the animals on a Wyoming hunting trip than to unsnarl the red tape surrounding Michigan's protected herd on Isle Hoyale. A GRAMMAR school class was brushing up on its reading by scanning the newspapers. One 11-year- old read a story of a convention, then looked up to ask the teacher: "What does it mean when It says that Mr. Smith attended the convention in the big city as a delegate - at - large?" Answered the teacher, "It means he didn't take Mrs. Smith." — High Point IN. C.) Enterprise. POME In Which Is Contained Another Way of Saying, "Look Before You Leap": Judge Before you budge. — Atlanta Journal. RKO STUDIOS has sold Its entire film library- {or use on television, with ttie reservation that no film will be released to TV until It has been exhibited in theaters for three years. Price wa« $15,200,000. General Tire and Rubber Co., which owns RKO, never had it so good recapping tires. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. Blanks to Fill Answer to Previout Puule ACROSS I Gone to the 5 Thank you, 9 From to worse 12 Seed vessel 13 Italian river 14 Cakes and 15 Radiant energy 17 Meadow 18 Choose 19 Tangled 21 Japanese city 23 Female rabbit 24 Vehiqle 27 English nurse 29 Neat 32 Can 34 Selection 36 Edit 37 Lathe operator 38 Correct copy 39 Stalk 41 Fruit drink 42 Stitch 44 Pothers 46 Armor part 49 Viking chieftain 53 E»r (prefix) 94 Contented 96 Dangerous McGrew 97 Knotted ,18 Skin disorder 59 Exclamations 60 Icelandic sagas ei Observes . DOWN 1 Venture 2 Spoken 3 Novelist, Andre 4 Smooth 5 Door 6 Ascended 7 Soon 8 One-celled organisrri, 9 Pantomime dancer 10 Toward the 26 Changes sheltered side 28 Performed 11 as a 30 Chilled doornail 31 Simple 16 Makes amends33 Saltpeter 20 Turning part 35 Moods 22 Uncovers 40 Sampled 24 Uneaten part 43" not, of an apple want not" ,25 Imitated ' 45 Couches 46 Musical passage 47 Western stMt of the Union 48 Spoke 50 Insects 51 Unaspirsted 52 Poems 55 " , sweet as apple cider"

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