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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 24, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TEE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered a* second class matter at the port- off ic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ~~ By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Barbs There is a bright side even for the school kids — only nine months until vacation. * * * Dressmaker* are bus? again, now that the clacks season is about over. , * * * A dancing master says that the popular modern teen-age dances still are, in a state of infancy. They ought to be spanked. * * # Mothers put up with a lot of things, but their best bets are the fruits in season." * * * The boss has returned from vacation and everybody is working again. A Peaceful Atomic Program It was not too long ago that critics were saying harshly that President Eisenhower's atomic pool for peace was just^a sketchy idea, that at the time he proposed it neither he nor anyone around him had the foggiest notion how it might be made to work. they have been rather startled at the recent announcement of an historic atomic agreement involving this country," Britain, France, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Obviously the criticism was not well taken. That does not mean there was a clear, carefully, thought out plan in existence when Mr. Eisenhower first mentioned the pool idea. What the criticism seemed to overlook is that many statesmanlike achievements are born as sketchy ideas. When former Secretary of State George Marshall first suggested the European aid program which later bore his name, there was no detailed plan. When former President Truman listed certain items of world policy in his 1949 inaugural address, he included a "Point- Four" calling for technical and material help to underdeveloped areas. Again, no plan existed. But one does today. It is not necessary to wait until a plan is reduced to full blueprint stage before telling the world about it. Mr. Eisenhower's December speech to the UN on the atomic pool stirred the hearts of the free world as few utterances have done since the 'end of World War II It deserves to be heard when it was. Russia caused no great surprise, of coiu-e, when it refured to t"ke any practical steps toward the fulfillment of this Dropcsed program. But we can be thankful that there is still sufficient imaginative statesmanship in the free world to see that this was a plan to be pushed with or without Russia. Under the new agreement, the participating countries will learn how to use the atom in medicine,, agriculture and industry. Knowledge gleaned from operation of atomic power plants such as America is now beginning to experiment with will be passed on. To transmit this .priceless understanding of the atom's peaceful uses, this country will set up a special training school. As others have observed, atomic bombs may have served to prevent a 3rd world war so far. But they have not helped to win the Cold War, the political struggle going on between Communist and free worlds in all the earth's free areas. Peaceful application of the atom, hov/ever, might prove to be one of the free world's most winning assets in this bitter contest. The new atomic poo] agreement ii an t alliance for peace. It is an alliance set up to serve mankind. It is aimed not at- protecting people from aggressor's bombs or guns but at making them stronger and healthier, at giving them a higher standard of living, and a fuller, richer life. Quite an idea, when you come to think of it. . Casting down Imaginations, and every 'high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought .to the obedience of Christ. — n Cor. 10:5. Thinking is creating with God, as thinking is writing with the ready writer; arid worlds are only leaves turned over in the process of composition, about his throne. — Henry Ward Beecher. popular vote given to the more canciliatory Socialists. The two actions, with Denmark's recent expressed, unhappineas with the role of Northern anchor of the West European defense line, show how much the West already has lost by the failure to plug the middle gap in that line by controlled rearmament of West Germany. —Arkansas Gazette Opinions On Taxes One. thing the tax law, with which Congress wrestled, will not do. It will not end discontent with taxation. A wise man observed that there are six schools of thought about taxation. Some want to pay the taxes, some want the poor to pay the taxes. Some want the other fellow to pay the taxes. Some want to dodge taxes legally and some want to dodge taxes, period. Fundamentally there are some who take a more enlightened view " of taxes as did the great jurist, Oliver Wendel Holmes, did when he said that taxes were the price he paid for civilization; — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. The campaign agains lurid, indecent comic' books is snowballing. In Tallahassee, Ha., teen-agers organized a* "Juveniles for Delinquency" are circulating a petition asking that the law more clearly define obscenity in order that the statutes against it maybe the more easily enforced. Florida's Acting Gov. Charley John* has signed the petition as have many news dealers. Perhaps the dealers are like the Santa Barbara, Calif., wholesale distributor of comics who was the first to sign a voluntary six-point "comic Code" proposed by civic leaders. This vendor handled 445 titles sold on the city'* news stands. He said the reaso nhis dealers were handling objectionable comics was because they were not reading the .stuff. In other words, they had no idea what kind of filth they had in their shops. It seems the distributor got around to looking at the pictures himself and decided some of them were horrid. So he swung his support to the code. Perhaps that should be made part of the Jaw. forcing the dealer to sample his own poison. Having to wade through 445 comic books-each week would at least reduce the number on the shelves. - Shelby (N. C.) Daily Star. 'Hold It-Here's Dulles Again" VIEWS OF OTHERS Red China Is Out The Red China admission issue is far from dead, but the sweeping nature of the latest United States victory in the UN General Assembly illustrates again the disservice rendered by Senate Majority Leader Knowland's loud advance demands for withdrawal from the UN if a seat for Red China should be approved. As it happened, United State Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge had the votes all along. The decisive 43-11 margin given to his motion to shelve the issue for the life of the present session varied only slightly from-the votes given to similar delaying actions led by the American delegate in each of the past two years. The single switched vote registered this time was that of Denmark, which last year supported deferral of a showdown on China's UN seat, but .which this time joined its Scandinavian neighbors, Norway and Sweden, Yugoslavia, the Soviet block and the Asian "neutralist" block in opposing Mr. Lodge's tabling motion. The significance of Denmark's-changed attitude lies in the fact that it gives one more evidence that time is running out in Europe. Like Norway and Sweden, Denmark evidentally has no wish to further antagonize the Russians over an issue which many Danes feel, rightly or wrongly, is remote and unworthy. The=Danes know that their homeland is only minutes away from Soviet Jet air bases, and. they apparently aren't too moved by. the fact that; Chaing Kai-Shek's Nationalists are -in the same position. Before the new Danish attitude was displayed before the UN ? the latest evidence of a growing European tendency toward placating Russia had been "the election in the bordering German state of Schleswig-Holestein. There the pro-American Christian Democrats of Chancellor Adenauer were able to "retain control of the provincial gavern- ment only by a technicality, in the face of a heavy Erskirie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Holly- Paramount trademark is popping wood on TV: The Walt Disney "touch" made his theater movies world famous and blueprints for his new ABC-TV Disneyland series indicate his home screen ideas will be just as entertaining—and delightfully different. Promised and hoped for Disney ideas on the show, debuting, Oct: 27: The Rhapsiodoodle, inspired by a batch of daffy doodles on a telephone pad; film biographies of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; a trip to Mars science-fiction story 'and the life 'of Davy Crockett, filmed on location in Tennessee. A Beverly Hills psychiatrist, Leo Guild tells it, told a famous TV comic he was nuts and should be in an, institution instead of running -around loose in front of the cameras. The comic's reply: "I'm funnier this way." JACK BENNY says motion pictures on TV are like furniture— either early American or old English. Ptttr fdson's Washington Column- — SEA TO Needs India, Burma And Indonesia to Be Effective 'Video Alley has been told that Dorothy Lamour, her sarong and her hubby are available for a tropical adventure series on film. .. . Vaudeville isn't dead yet. A summer TV survey revealed that variety song and dance and joke shows are the nation's favorites. In second and third place. Dramas and mysteries. For the first time the familiar WASHINGTON— (NBA) — The Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty signed by representatives of eight nations at Manila is only another piece of paper till it is ratified by the congresses or parliaments of at least five of the member governments. For the United States, this could be done at .the reconvened session of the U. S. Senate which will consider the censure motions against Senator McCarthy. But the general expectation is that the treaty won't be sent to the U. S. Senate for ratification until the full Congress reconvenes next January. That means hearings and probably no ratification before February at the earliest. Implementation of the treaty may be as much as six months or a year off if some of the nations exercise their customary caution in- ratifying any new alliance. After that will come creation of a Southeast Asia Council, to consider how the treaty shall be implemented. This does not mean that all action to make the treaty effective will be' blocked for that long. Some preliminary planning can be done beiore ratification and creation of the new council. The idea is to have a permanent council in session at all times to keep an eye on developments in Southeast Asia. No location for permanent headquarters has been decided upon. The Philippine government has been designated as depository for ratifications of the treaty. Manila has therefore figured prominently in speculation on where the SEATO will sit. Honolulu or Singapore, with their big military bases, are other possibilities. A small "standing committee' of military commanders, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization maintains 'in Washington, might also' be established here to direct defense forces in the Southeast Asia area. There is a great temptation to say that SEATO 'is a Pacific counterpart to NATO, but that is considered an exaggeration. SEATO has no military force of its own, such as NATO has. SEATO is a far weaker organization than NATO was when it was created five years ago. At best, SEATO may be considered a third cautious step towards the creation of a NATO-like organization in the Pacific. The first step was the U. S.- Philippine mutual defense agreement made at the- end of World War n. The second step was the ANZUS (Australia-New Zealand- U. SJpact made in connection with the Japanese peace treaty negotiations for mutual defense against any new aggressions in the Pacific. In connection with this ANZUS pact there have been a number of secret five-power military conferences—including France and Great Britain—at Singapore and Washington. The machinery set up for. hese five-power operations is now capable of expansion to include the hree other SEATO charter members — Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. This organization obviously has Treat gaps in it. But the way is 5ft open for the admission of new members as they wake up to the hreat of Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. It is notable that the new treaty xtends its theoretical if not very eal protection to the three Indo- china states of southern Viet Nam Laos and Cambodia. By the terms' of the Geneva armistice agreement, Viet Nam is barred from joining the Southeast Asia alliance now. Laos and Cambodia might be admitted, technically, but there will probably be no immediate move to take them in. The United States government has taken the position that it will do", nothing to overthrow the Geneva armistice terms, but that- it would view any renewed Communist aggression in this area as a threat to peace. What this seems to add up to is that U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles now has the "united action" agrement on Southeast Asia that he tried to get out of the British and French before the Geneva conference. It is too late now to do anything about saving Viet Nam. But it is perhaps better late than never as a timid step towards uniting this part of the world against communism. There are of course three other alliances to back SEATO up if it ever gets in trouble. These are ihe IT. S. mutual defense alliances with Formosa, Japan and Korea. They are excluded now and they are weak reeds on which to lean, •equiring more support than they can give. But they might be wrought in eventually, after wartime prejudices have cooled down. What the SEATO alliance really needs to be really effective is support from India, Bjirma and Indonesia. They all want to be neutral now. When the Communist pres- ure against them begins to get heavier and they wake up, they may change their minds. But few ieople now expect that as an immediate development. . all very wrong. If you lead a club from your hand, you will probably finesse dummy's ten. East wins with the queen of clubs and returns a spade, clearing the suit. Now West gets in with the ace of clubs in time to bury you beneath an avalanche of spades. It doesn't even do you any good to make a better guess in clubs by going up with dummy's king. East will win the next trick with the queen of clubs and clear the spades. West will then have the up on home screens in several old Bulldog Drummond films starring John Barrymore. But it doesn't mean wholesale release of Paramount movies to TV. Explains the studio, which has sold some short subjects to video: "The Barrymore - Drummond films were made for Paramount release by an independent producer and they recently reverted to him. He has the right to sell them to TV but legally he doesn't have the right to the Paramount trademark." There was a "No Comment" about whether there will be legal. fireworks over use "'of, the trademark on the pictures. TELEVISION SETS in the U; S. now add up to 31,036,000. With an average of two lookers per set, it's an audience Hollywood film makers dream of corraling via some kind of the coin-in-the-slot gimmick . .. Pro golfer Joe Kirkwood told Chet Coleman, another old pro, that he has plans for a series about a golfer titled, "My Guy Joe." There are big plans at CBS-TV for Bob Crosby, whose daytime show is clicking with the ladies. For the first time in his life, it's a new kind of identification .away from brother Bing, spade suit. There is no right play on paper, but there is a right play at the table with flesh and blood opponents. This play was made when the hand, was actually dealt, by my friend and bridge partner, Lee Hazen, a distinguished attorney as well as a great bridge player. After winning the first trick in dummy with the ten of spades, clubs towards his hand. This is a key play. East was a good player, but he wasn't a mind reader. He naturally assumed that declarer had the ace of clubs, so he quickly played his low club in. the hope that South would misguess the finesse. Don't blame East r for failing to put up the queen, for not one good player in a thousand would, do so. West had to win the first club with bis ace, and now the defenders were washed up. West couldn't lead another spade up to the ace-queen, and any shift would give South ample time to develop his clubs while he still had the ace of spades. South actually made an overtrick by catching the queen of clubs under dummy's king, but the contract was in no danger Kirk Douglas nixed a bid to play host on a big from-Hollywood TV drama series, but it doesn't mean he's a home screen holdout. Kirk, I can tell you, will star in a series of half-hour films titled, "The Bible Speaks." He has been working on the idea for a year. The plots will be mod- ern-lifej dramatic vignettes based on Bible passages. Kirk's own company will make the films. In the first three scripts, he plays a • lumberjack, a gangster and a baseball hero. AN NBC "spectacular" in March will be the ciccus direct from Madison Square Garden. . .Claudette Colbert's NBC series hit a brick wall—her refusal, it's said, to read the commercials. But Loretta Young doesn't mind ... If medics flash the green light, Jerry Lewis will do his first Comedy Hour antics with Dean Martin Oct. 3. .. Fabulous commercial note: A one- minute Max Factor make-up film, "The Crerne Puff Waltz," cost $11,000 and was directed by famous film choreographer LeBoy Prinz. The proposed TV version of .radio's popular Mr. President will be a switch from the no-camera version. The characters will be in. costume with no attempt to keep the President's name a punch line secret. Edward Arnold's idea of narrating the show, in modern dress, with the camera playing the unseen executive to preserve the suspense, was shelved. Now Eddy has lost interest. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service Now is the time for those who love America to step forward and be counted. Now is the time for those who have erred and who realise they erred to declare themselves.—Attorney General Brownell. * * * My marriage was much the most fortunate and joyous event which happened to me in the whole of my life.—Prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, on hli 4*th wedding anniversary. * * * We're prepared to meet the bandltt (Chinese Rede) along the mainland coait, on outpoct island* in Formosa Strait, and we must b* prepared to tufce the offensive instead of the defensive.—Nationalist Chinese Premier O. K. Yui. * ¥ * I thing we htvt the air power to protect tor* »ote,-AJr Forte *ejr. Harold Talboit. At various - times and in variou; places Jesus defined the nature of His coming and His mission in various ways. He came to "seek and to save that which was lost," and though that declaration was made in connection with the saving of Zacchaeus (Luke 19), the mission of saving j the lost found its supreme illustration in the three great parables in Luke 15: The Parable of the Lose Piece of Silver, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. He came to give life, and to give it more abundantly (John 10:10) And while that life was of the spirit, He associated His mission with the wholesomeness of living, and the joy of life. In contrast with the ascetic life of John the Baptist in the wilderness, Jesus described Himself as having come eatirfg and drinking (Luke 7:34). He shared the joy of a wedding feast (John 2). and there seems to have been something almost playful in the nicknames He gave some of the Twelve. The «ons of Zebedee, James and John, intense in their ambition to be first, He called "Boanerges," the "Son* of Thunder"; and the weak and Impulsive Simon He called "Peter," the Rock, in faith, hope, and prophecy of what that disciple was to become. But perhaps the outstanding jail- inclusive declaration concerning the mission of Jesus was when He said to Pilate: "To this end wa* I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." (John 18:37). It ii recorded in the Gospels in •11 that He laid and did. It was UM truth eoncerninf Ood, Hit and love for a sinful world. It was the truth concerning human relationships; that only as men loved one another could they be godly, fulfilling the will of God by being like Him. It is surprising how much the attitude of the world today is still very much the cynical and contemptuous attitude of Pilate: "What is truth?" In recent years I have read rather widely in the literature of the past two or three decades, including many of the "best sellers," and much fiction. Apart from distinctively religious books and a minority of religious novels, such as "The Aobe" and "The Silver Chalice," a vast mass of present-day literatur. contains not even a suggestion that Jesus of Nazareth ever lived. What the world needs most is the witness to the truth, of those whose end and purpose in life will be that of the Master. All that is good and great in the world, in so far as it has issued from Judiasm and Christianity, has come from witness; the voices of experience speaking what God has revealed as souls of earnestness have called to Him out of the depths. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Expert Shows Way To Play Top Bridge How should you play today's hand at a contract of three no- trump? West leads the 'four of spades, and dummy's ten holds A SMALL TOWN is the place where a fellow with a black eye doesn't have to explain to people; they know. — Preston (Md.) News, IN A WORLD of compensating factors, the youngster's sigh of regret on returning to school is matched, volume and incidence, by mother's sigh of relief, — St. Louis Globe-Democrat, WEST NORTH 4kJ10 VK764 • K8S3 + KJ10 EAST 24 4K97432 • 74 4A32 Both sides vul. South West North 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 the la-st trick. Your opponents are two pretty good players who are not going to make any obvious mistakes. You can expect to ,win two spades, two hearts, three diamonds, and goodness knows what in clubs. It's clear, however, that you have to work on the clubs to make your contract. Probably your instinct is to lead a diamond to the ace in order to begin the clubs from your own htnd. This U all very normal and play at the second trick. It's important to note that South didn't care whether West won the first club with the ace or queen. He just wanted West to .win the first club trick, and his play was the best way to assure this. 15 Ytars Ago In Blytheville — Frank Mancuso left, yesterday morning for his home in Houston,Texas, after spending several days here as guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend and son, R. A. Eddie B. David spent last week in Little Rock attending to business. An entire house furnished with antiques which belonged to the owner's families is that of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Nash who recently built a Cape Cod cottage as the setting for the furniture and other home pieces which have been given them by relatives. 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