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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 27, 1956
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27,1968^ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevtlle or any lUburban town where carrier service is maintained. J5c per week. By null, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.50 per year, S3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months: by mail outside SO mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Saying, Fear not. Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all of them that sail with thee. — Acts 27:24. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. — T. D. Roosevelt. BARBS Eighty per cent of tornadoes happen between noon and 6 p. m. Those in the home come about the time dad is supposed to get up. * * * A teacher says it's not right for parents to do children's homework. We're flattered that she thinks we could, * * * In all baby contacts the tiny tots are pitted against each othsr and probably against their It won't be lony until men will be looking at ..picture* of the flowers they'!! plant in gardens they'll be sorrr they ever started. * # # A Michigan m*n of 98 plans his first auto tour. •ome summer. That m&y be why he lived that long. LaunchingForeignAidFight President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles have begun their public campaign for a marked enlargement of foreign aid. That is the real meaning of their call to Americans to "wake up" and defeat the Communists in the economic struggle that has now supplanted military combat in the Cold War. They know very well it is not news that this economic warfare exists. It has been going on at an increasing pace for gome time. But they also know that it will not be easy to get Congress to approve heavier aid expenditures in 1956. There is a normal reluctance to spend more money in an election year especially money that will not redound directly to the benefit of lawmakers' home districts. Likewise, Congress has grown progressively coloer to continued foreign aid as the years have passed. On top of this, some of the administration's staunchest foreign aid suport- ers have this season signified a new attitude of reserve toward these expenditures. Foremost among them, of course, is Democratic Senator George of Georgia. In 1955 his notably statesmanlike performance contributed mightily to the successful collaboration of a Republican President and a Democratic Congress. But this time George himself is running for re-election, and he has problems. His prime opponent in the Sept. 12 Georgia primary, tantamount to election, is former Georgia governor, Herman Talmadge. The latter is going up and down his state hammering against spending for foreign peoples. George has a battle on his hands, and he is palying the foreign aid issue cautiously. George's caution is reminiscent of the change that came over former Senator the Foreign Relations Committee, when Connally of Texas, onetime chairman of his political fences began to crumble. In any event, alterations in the pro- foreign aid line-up have put Mr. Eisenhower and Dulles on notice that, even though they have allowed for some election year difficulties, these may surpass their worst imaginings. Their appeal, initiated by a statement by Dulles for the American U.N. delegation, i« beyond doubt aimed directly it the people over the heads of the lawmakers. If this and similar declarations strike their targets, Congress may find itself under heavy pressure to provide th« financial weapons the President want* to use in the .economic war with war with Russia. But if the administration's popular Campaign misses its mark, there would M«m to b« slim hope for expanded for- tlfn uiisUnc* in 1056. Then we would find th*t, whatever the state of the Cold War, th« rule* of domestic politics had worked their way. Silly Season Is Here One of the more ridiculous items in the news this season is the one about the Army readying a room for President Eisenhower in San Francisco's Letterman General Hospital for the Aug. 20 Republican convention. This is not to deny that some one may have gone through the motions of making preliminary arrangements for such a purpose. But if he did, he must take credit for one of the most misguided maneuvers of many a day. Patently, if the President were in such condition that he required hospital rest, it is almost incredible that he would take himself to San Francisco at all. Certainly he would not then be a candidate. In these days of modern communication, it is quite possible to keep close tefe nvcntion—strategy by—tai». phone, if it came to that. The late Franklin D. Roosevelt managed it. To anyone giving the matter thought, it is obvious that the only result of readying a hospital room eight or nine months in advance of convention would be to convey to many the idea that Mr. Eisenhower is now and would then be unfit to run for the presidency. Those who want to suggest that will make the most of this story, whether or not it is true. VIEWS OF OTHERS The States Are Not Broke This newspaper has ventured the opinion that there isn't a state in our national midst so poverty-stricken that it cannot support adequately is own public school system. We doubt, actually, that there is a state as deep in debt, relatively, as is the Federal Government — or whose budget has been out of balance as consistently in the last 25 years. The first part of that observation is confirmed by the findings of the Nov.-Dec. White House Education Conference. From the conference report, we quote: "The general consensus was this:. No state represented has a demonstrated financial incapacity to build the schools it will need during the next five years. But with the exception of a few states, none of the states presently has plans which Indicate a political determination powerful enough to overcome all of the obstacles." This statement, note it, is by the group that has been tearing its shirt to federalize the financing. It is a pertinent acknowledgement. The states, we have said, can build and operate their own public schools. Maybe we should add IF individually they can muster the political determination. It is easier, we admit, to lean on Uncle Sam. But leaning on Uncle Sam means surrendering the right of RUNNING the schools. For the Federal Government eventually will control what it subsidizes, and with every expansion of its control there is a corresponding reduction of control at other hands. Few states will willingly exchange their blrth- riEht for a mess of pottage concocted by Rep. Adam Clayton Powell and Sen. Herbert Lehman. These are the members of Congress (there are others on the left) who approve "Federal aid" and with it the specification that the Federal government forbid school aid to states that have not desegregated their school systems. But back to the point under discussion: "No state represented (all states were represented and the territories — 53 reports in all) has a demonstrated financial incapacity to build the schools it will need." Yet they are expected to look to Uncle Sam's Treasury for the money to do the Job they are not unequipped to do. In most of the states that will mean sending the money to Washington, to get it back from Washington less the some 15 per cent administrative or handling cost: and by sending it to Washington to get it back from Washington the states also will get back from Washington tugs and tightening of the strings the Federal Government then will have the right to pull. The states, as these delegates knew, can very well take care of their own school problems if and when the people want to and are willing to raise the money. It cannot be said that Tennessee has not been raising the money. It cannot be said (we believe) that many in Tennessee want to divest themselves o! school control and put these schools under the Washington thumb. — Nashville Banner. SO THEY SAY I wish they (Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier) would live happily ever after and come to the end of a story that is giving me an increasingly agonizing pain in the neck. — London (Eng.) Daily Sketch columnist, Candidus. * * * Them (European) cats are really Jazz fans. All those countries have got things called "hot clubs" — they're stronger than the Masons. Members lined up like football crowds for our concerts. — Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong returns from 16-month European tour with his band. . * . * * We could bsat Cleveland when we could stop Larry Doby. We don't have to get him out now. He's on our side. — Marty Marlon, Chicago White Sox manager, thinks acquisition of Doby will ba making of Ms team, # * * I'm too damp for the drys and too dry for the wets »nd satisfactory to neither. — Ouane Dewcll, Iow« «t»t« senator, explains why he won't run for tovoraor, "If You Just Carry This Too, You'll Help the Farmer" NEA Service, Inc. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Middle East Issue May Be Next Test for Dulles "Brink" Theory WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The next test for Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' theory of "advancing to the brink of war" In order to preserve peace may come in the Middle East. It may come in the decision on whether the United States should give arms aid to Israel. If this action is taken, it will be an attempt to counterbalance the arms now being delivered to Egypt by Czechoslovakia, with the blessing of Soviet Russia. If restoring the balance of power between Arabs and Jews maintains this uneasy peace, maybe well and good. But if this action should inflame the Arab world and incite it to new attacks on Israel, then the "going to the brink" theory should be strictly for the ash can. Representatives of 17 American Jewish organizations with an estimated three million members have just concluded a two-day conference of 300 delegates in Washington. Included were B'nai B'rith. Jewish War Vets, four organizations of Jewish congregations and ten Zionist groups. Their purpose was obviously, if not openly, to bring pressure on President Eisenhower, the Departing only wealthy Jews who fear ments of State and Defense and the entire U.S. Congress to support more arms aid for Israel. In an American election year, this is potent political pressure. It should be noted that the resolutions passed by this conference do not represent the unanimous views of all American Jews. One group in particular, American Council for Judaism. Inc., opposes Zionism—the establishment of a Jewish religious state in Palestine. It deplores the involvement of American organizations with the Jewish Agency, which is registered with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent, representing Israel. This Is an old feud between Jewish factions in America. Their fight has been going on ever since the question of a Jewish homeland has been considered. The American Council claims that organized Zionism represents less than 10 per cent of America's estimated five million Jews, including men. women and children. Offsetting this, the Zionists and the big organizations of both orthodox and reformed Jews claim that the American Council represents fewer than 17.000 American Jews. It is classified as represent- that their positions as Americans in the American community will be impaired through involvement with Zionism. The American Council for Judaism claims that no organization has the right to speak for all American Jews. Representatives of the 17 organizations reply that they don't claim to be speaking for all. They say they speak only for themselves. And they claim they have Just as much right, as Americans, to support Israel as the Polish- Americans or the Lithuanian- Americans have the right to work and raise money for relief or liberation of their homelands. Whatever the merits of this dispute, non-Jewish people who might prefer to keep out of religious strife have just as much right to resent any attempt to make it an American domestic political Issue. Behind the scenes, American diplomats are hard at work trying to bring peace between the Arabs and Jews. That is the number one objective of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Anything that stirs up the dispute instead of trying to quiet it down may be regarded as disservice. Sunday School Lesson— Written for mu Serno By WILLIAM E. GILROT, D.D. In a burst of gratitude to Qod for all that the Lord Christ meant to him the Apostle Paul cried out: "Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" (II Corinthians 9:15). Divine grace motivated the outburst;, but the occasion was a very human Incident. Many Gentile Christiana in the early churches in Greece and Asia Minor seem to have been fairly well to do, but other Christians, especially in the Church of Jerusalem, were very poor. What Paul called "ministering to the saints" became an act of Christian generosity and brotherliness on the part of the prosperous toward the needy. It was the grace of God in the Corinthians, Paul says, that occasioned this giving, and in it both givers and receivers were blessed. For a fitting response to the act of grace was in the prayers and thankfulness of the recipients. This seems to have created a strong bond between Christians in different circumstances, and .so far apart geographically as Christianity began its westward course. "The exceeding grace of God in you!" What a fine and remarkable phrase. And what an invitation to all succeeding Christians it offers to bring Into human life the emulation of the divine grace of God! The graces of giving, prayer, and thankfulness all go together. The story in Luke 17 is the classic story of gratitude and ingratitude, or of thankfulness and the lack of it. Of the. ten lepers that Jesus cleansed only one returned to thank Him, or to give praise to God. "Where are the nine?" asked the Master. Were these nine ungrateful, or Just lacking In the expression of thanks? They were undoubtedly boundlngly happy about being cured. But merely to feel thankful is not enough. Thankfulness or gratitude Involves two persons, or It misses Its goal. It means as much to the one who receives thanks, or who falls to receive It, as It docs to the one who, or who falls to slve It. To say so Is of the very essence of thanks. Paul said so to Ood, and we ought to soy so to one another. I had a pleasant experience re- cenlly, To » young couple on Ihelr first visit to Boston I had shown a. little minor kindness which didn't involve much on my part. I was surprised a littlel ater to receive rom them a gift in appreciation of the slight service I had rendered. My first reaction was to regret that the young couple, needing many things, had spent their money on me. But, greater than the gift itself, I was moved -to deep appreciation of the spirit that suggested it. I was glad, too, that it came from young people. My observation may be at fault, but it has seemed to me that in general the present generation, in comparison with my own, tends to take anything done for them as a matter of course. I hope I am wrong in my impression about present-day young people. But the art of giving thanks is as important as the art of giving. It enriches a life. If in any sense it is a lost art, it needs recovery, I think I valued their expression particularly because in recent years I had occasionally gone out of my way to do a great deal more for others, who didn't bother even to say, "Thank you." WE'RE SOREY as all getout for those three Colorado fellows who bought a copper mine for £1000 and sold it this week for $25,000,000 to a uranium mining outfit. For 20 years they held that blasted mine— and It never did produce any copper.—New Orleans States. THE DUKE of Windsor, returning from a European jaunt, reveal* he Is writing a magazine article on gardening. Subject of his first article might well be "I Picked a Dlllyl"— Carlsbad Current-Argus. LITTLS LIZ It's pretty hord to poll o fellow's leg when he hos bold feet on the ground. •"" • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ruffing Power Is Unnecessary By OSWALD JACOBI Written for NBA Service Perhaps today's contract Is slightly overbid, but it isn't at all unreasonable. South should make his game contract against normal breaks. East wins the first trick with the ace of hearts and returns a trump. How should South proceed? If Soutn can ruff twice in the dummy, he Is pretty sure to make 10 tricks. The trouble with such a plan, ^owever, . Is that South must let the opponents take a club trick before he can ruff a club in dummy. The defenders will then lead a second trump, leaving only one trump in the dummy. Since NORTH AJI09 .¥85 » A 9 6 5 4 2 + 62 27 WEST 4>53 VQ1063 »KJ7 + QIC 8 5 EAST 4764 * A942 »Q10 + IC974 South 14 4* SOUTH (D) AAKQ82 VK.J7 • 83 + AJ3 North-South vul. West North Eatt Pass 2 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 3 Soutn cannot manage to.ruit twice in dummy with only one trump he must give up this attractive plan. Because short suite will not work, South must rely on a long suit. The Idea Is to establish dummy's long diamonds. At the second trick South can win the trump return In either hand, but he must icturn a diamond and play low from both hands. If trumps are returned, South wins in his own hand, leads ». diamond to the ace, and ruffs a third round of diamonds with « hlRh trump. This est.ibllshcs dummy's long suit, and South (it* to dummy with Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA). - Behind the Screens: Highway warning signs outside of Las Vegas read "Watch out for falling rocks." But Nelson Eddy says they better be changed for the benefit of entertainers to : 'Watch out for closing hotels." Despite the flop of his last flicker ,Milton Berle's planning another for himself. The • title is "Funny Wan," about a comedian who crashes the movies in the early '20s . . . Louis Armstrong will jazz up the Near and Par East, sponsored by the State Department, after he plays himself in "High Society." He'll visit .a dozen countries on the tour with his international language. Kudy Vallee nixed tilt! husband role in a stage revival of "The Male Animal." There's a little bit of the Vagabond Lover in the old boy yet. As Rudy tells it: "Although I'm 54, I have a mouthful face and an abundance of hair. No one would have understood why the wife in the play would want to leave me for an ex-football player. I'm more like the football player." Yvonne de Carlo's new husband, Robert Morgan, will play her hubby In "Death of a Scoundrel." Zsa Zsa Gabor co-stars in the film, too, with her ex-husband. George Sanders. Hollywood's first movie about dope addiction, "The Man With the Golden Arm," received an X rating —for adults only—from the official British government film censors. The British system of grading films has been mentioned many times, as Hollywood's solution to its problem of making more adult pictures. Half-Hour Telefilms are headed for oblivion, a top Hollywood TV director is predicting, "because in the entire history of literature there Just isn't a fraction of the good short stories we need to satisfy .the ga-gantuan maw of television." Ted Post is the director also predicting that the half-hour dramatic shows will be replaced by the hour to two-hour cycle. Says Post: "If a story is worth telling .pictorially at all, It is much more effective and. In fact, easier, to tell it better in the expanded time, with a chance to develop character, underline subordinate themes and build for a payoff." Sounds just like movies, doesn't it? In the early days of the screen all movies were one and two- reelers. Then came the features. Candy Torme checked in at a Las Vegas hotel to shed stager Mel. In six weeks she'll marry Mr. $64.000 Question, Hal March. . . . Japan, not Hollywood, is the largest producer of motion pictures In the world. A total of 420 films were made there In 1955. Hollywood turned out only 250. Not In The Script: Kirk Douglas, after producing his first film: "The best cure any Hollywood studio could use for a temperamental performer would j>e to extend the chore of producership." Surprise night-club performance of the New Year: Peter Lawford's rock 'n' roll routine with Jimmy Durante at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas. Both are attired in outrageously tailored zoot suits . . Lew Ayres' series of religious films, collectively titled "Altars of San Francisco and Loa Angeles, the East," Is the latest phenomenon of show business. Sell-outs in Tei Hitter is recording the title a third round of trumps to the jack. This draws all of the outstanding trumps and puts declarer in dummy at the same time. Now he can cash the high diamonds, obtaining all of the tricks he needs for his game contract. song of "Giant" from the film version" of the Edn» Ferber novel, made the hit parade with hU "High Noon Ballad" a couple of He'» the cowpoke warbler who years back, Fox will double its film production this year—34 films compared to 1955's total of only 17. , . . U-I resigned six of its yonug contract players for star build-ups . . Van Heflin nixed a return to Hollywood to take his Broadway hit, "A View From the Bridge," to London. His family will share the Tower of London view with him. In fi/yffteviife 75 Years Mrs. E. A. Goodrich and Mrs. O. Shonyo have returned from Waverly, Tenn. where they visited Mrs. Goodrich's daughter, Winifred, who Is employed there. William Lawshe and B,»S. Simmons are expected to return from points of Texas where they have been attending to business today. Mrs. W. F. Brewer left this morning for Enid, Okla. to spend several weeks visiting her sister, Mrs. W. G. Kibler. Dean, Jerry Best of Pals After Feud HOLLYWOOD W—Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis want the world to know that their partnership is in even better shape than It wai before their recent feud. Jerry states this in no uncertain terms, and D«an agrees. Jerry sounded off In his new, enlarged dressing room while dressed in a cowboy suit for their current film, appropriately titled "Pardners." The bulging comic— he has gained 30 pounds and i« edging Into the Jackie Gleason league—had this to say: "The team is better off than « ever was. Now we have a perfect arrangement: we know exactly where we stand with each other. There are no misunderstanding!, no Jealousies. We couldn't b« happier." The cause of their contentment, he said, was an understanding on how much work they would do together and separately. "Before, we never appeared separately on any occasions." Jerry remarked. "Once in a while I would be called on to perform when Dean wasn"t around. But I always felt guilty about H. "Now we agree that I can do anything I Want as long as it isn't a coast-to-coast TV show or something like that. I've played about 20 benefits in the past month- things nobody ever hears about. I go out and have a ball. That's my life's blood, making people laugh." Dean has made it clear that ha, being older and not as stage- struck, Is not the eager beaver Jerry Is. So while Jerry cuts capers for the Boys Scout* and the B'nai B'rith, Dean sharpens up his golf. "One of the things that really peeved me during our split was having people write that I was jealous of Dean because of hi« hit records," Jerry said. Jealousl How fantastic can you getl "Dean's success in records la the greatest thing that could happen to us. That's his own form of expression ~ somthlng that can give him satisfaction because he does it all by himself. I get mine out of playing before live audiences at benefits. It's a' perfect arrangement." This and That Answer to Tod*y't Puzzl* 3 Intercession 4 Mourning 5 , faith and charity 6 Turkish inn 7 TO — '- and feather 8 Greek townships sanctum ACROSS 1 , Dick and Harry 4 chat 8 Cats and 12 Monkey 13 Rome (Italian) 14 Fencing sword 9 An and 15 From lo shut case worse 10 Man (coll.) 16 Suite of, rooms n places 18 Light shoe n Quiver 20 Leases 19 Iron 21 Exist 23 Mercenary 22 Nights before 24 Nimbus 24 Detest 25 In a line 26 Ledger entry 26 The 27 Morning moisture 30 Ascended 32 Observe 34 Unfasten 35 Biblical mountain 36 Possess 37 Actual 39 Communists 40 Earth 4! Dry, as wine 42 French river 45 Had faith h 41 Revtnal 91 War fed 92 Japanese outcaiti 93 Persia 94 , vigor and vitality 95 and daughter! J6 Contradict 57 Abstract being DOWN 1 Flaps jj«w«i <r N £ ! V a a 3 9 £2 J_ V •a o M 3 "£ O. -L N a a €? 0 •a A i j. • ^i i (3 Kl 3 d 9 a V J. #4 * W •a o\a /, N *4 n 4?, * o VJ a a J. H V O X n v N a A •'•v U V J- ^ u I J. f V $£ '/(/. JL 3 a v W 1 a t 3 '{' A 4 3 h» N 1 3 4 0 H M •f t M y /», • «2 V i 0 ^ 9 " ¥ Kb ? 4 P M d b| V A I N 9 i -L V 1 a 3 w j. a N 1 9 n M V 2 "> S w V H -1 i? V C d v O J. 27 Order 25 Habitat plant form 29 Moistens 31 Weirder 33 Biblical weeds .18 Dress 40 A rehearsal 41 A disposition 42 Falsehoods 43 Atop 44 Man's name 46 Horse color 47 Ireland 48 Barriers ! 50 Tom Sawyer's brother

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