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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUTtrER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1354 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COUBIIB NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, AislsUnt Publisher ^A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAOL D. HUMAN. Advertising M«n»|tr Bolt N»tlon»l Advertising ReprejenUtivei: Wtlliw Witaei Co.. New York, Chto&«o, Dtttolt. AtlinU, .Memphli. Iiittitd u wcond cltst nutter »t the post- ettte* »t Blythevllle, /UkuisM, under ict ol Con- rrw. October », 1817. Member o( The AssooliUd Pre»» .SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By ctrrier In the city o( Blythevllle or «ny tuburbtn Unm where ctrrler iervice ti m»ln- Ulned, 35c per week By mail, within t radius of SO mllei, »5.00 per jtu. «.50 tor sir months, »1.25 tor three months; bj m»l! outside SO mile tone, 11S.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations By faith JoMph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and fan commandment concerning hla bonet.—Ile- trm 11:21. * * * Christian faith Is nothing else but the soul's venture. It ventures to Christ in opposition to nil legal ttrms. It ventures on Christ In opposllon to our gultiness. It ventures lor Christ in opposition to all difficulties and discouragement^.—W. Bridges. Barbs A teacher spanked » little first-grade girl because she Jell asleep at her desk the first day of Mhool. We'll bet she isn't i mother. * * * The averare man hai no head for flflirM, ia;i. a proftMor. Two eye* arr enough. * * * We prefer to dodge restaurants where you can read the menu on the waiters coat front. * * * A womao make* up her mind through what she 4«cldM on right after her final decision. * * # Driving too fast is what speeds up the accident that overtake people. * # ¥ Frowni and scowls lost people lots of friends. They'd b* amart to take another look. Cotton Picking Contest Has Shown Vast Growth Blythevills once Again opens its doors to dignitaries, farmers, cotton pickers and just plain curious folks today as the 15th National Cotton Picking Contest gets rolling. We think it a pretty good time to stop and take a look at this contest which above practically everything else publicizes both Blythevllle and this area's top source of income—cotton. After 15 years of watching th« Cotton Picking Contest grow, it is now easy to see that it was a rare inspiration which gave rise to this contest when Roscoe Crafton first came forth with the idea. That first parade and first contest were far cries from the elaborate show which is put on today for thousands and thousands of Blytheville people and visitors. Thosfe first one-paragraph stories which carried the news of the Cotton Picking Contest are microscopic as compared to the thousands of words and pictures which flowed from today's event. In every way, our contest has grown larger and better—a better show for cotton and Blytheville. And so, at this time, it is well (ov us again to take a new and more objective look at the National Cotton Picking Contest. For this contest, growing though it is each year, is still worthy of our attention as a prime civic project. The National Cotton Picking Contest has by no means reached the apex of its development today, any more than it had 15 years ago when a few hundred people gathered in Blytheville for the first contest. There is more that can be done and will, we trust, be done to make the contest ever larger and more entertaining. New ideas and new horizons must be viewed to expand this great project which builds goodwill for Blytheville and cotton. But in it all, we must not lose sight of the purpose of the National Cotton Picking Contest: to promote and publicize cotton, cotton products and the cotton south where the best cotton fiber is grown. To the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which now sponsors the Contest, our b«it wishes for further success. Thl» newspaper «v«r will »Und by the contest to offer, as it h»s during the past 15 years, every service at its command within th* bounds of sound journalism. Little Things (Like Voting) Mean a Lot We trust that all prudent citizens this evening now have poll tax receipts and are presently considering the issues of the Nov. 2 general election. Poll-tax buying is indeed one of the simplest of citizen's duties, but certainly overshadows practically all others in its import. Next step in the march of citizenship is voting, and, like poll-tax buying, most of us need to be reminded time and again to get out and vote. Actually, in this fear-dominated 20th century in which we live, voting should be considered one of the prime obligations and privileges of American Citizenship. As tire popular songstress wails, Little Things Mean a Lot ... voting in elections, even in those of little interest, still means a lot toward the whole of our freedom. VIEWS OF OTHERS Bevan Gains, But Attlee's Still Ahead The latest public opinion poll Indicate that Labor would be returned to power in Britain if a general election were to be held today. For that reason, this year's party conference held more significance than usual. With that fact in mind, backers of the of Western unity found results of the early balloting at ScarbroiiKh more encouraging that some had been led to expect, The key vote reaffirming Labor's endorsement of controlled German rearmament was extremely close, and It emphasized the widening split in party ranks. However, Britain's bl-portisan approach to the arms-for-Germans Iseue was preserved, at least officially, and the period of grace allowed by the vote, narrow as it wfli, was not the worst news that could have greeted delegates to the nine-power conference con vened almost simultaneously at London. Representative* of local party organizations arrived at Scarborough with a sheaf of resolutions designed to embarrass former Prime minister Clement Attlee and ( if possible, over throw the Attlee leadership. And there had been advanced rumblings of perhaps a decisive degree of support for thoae resolutions among delegates of the powerful Trades Union Congress, which holds most of the votes. Instead of Mr. Attlee, the principal if possibly temporory, casualty turned out to be Mr, Aneurtn Bevan, who lost his scat on the all- powerful Executive Committee. Mr. Bevan, of course, is noted chiefly for shying spimnerK into the party machinery. His defeat, coming so closely on the heels of the censure recommendations against Joe McCarthy, will be especially encourag- ' Ing to those anthropologists who lump the Left- wing demagogue from Ebbw Vnlc with the Right- wing demagogue from Appleton in a sort of spiritual SlameM Twin relationship that transcends the ocean barrier. Mr. Attlees' suggestion that Formosa be given up to Red China and Chiang Kni-chek transferred U> "some safe place" might be interrupted as a concession to the partys extreme Left wing, although he did not go quite so far as Bevimlte Tom Drlberg, who recently aiiRRested that Senator Knowland Inks Chiang and his court home with him to California. However, \VP have no reason to doubt the sincerity Of Mr. Alice's stated soluiiun, ttucl tire griiteful to him for going out of his way to express understanding for America's feelings about Chiang and Formosa—even though he doubted that they are "sulllcienily reMisUc." There is in truth a distinct air of unreality about tho length. 4 ; toAvhich our drvotimi to Cliiung has cnrriod us. but Mr. Attlee, for his part must remember that both the present administration and the one before it hint- included Formosa in the sphere of this mi lion's own forward defenses. This if. a position which goes beyond mere "feelings'" or sentiment. — Ark.mMis Gazette. Feel Inflated? We often say that inflation is (lie world's biggest thief. Here's proof. If you were a mnr- ried man with two dependents in 3939 and earned vn a week, you have lo be making SH3 R werk today to be Just as \vel! off. That's why the Eisenhower Administration Is bntiling so nurd to cut down federal spendlnp. — wmsbiie tO.) Herald. SO THEY SAY We emphatically reject the Atteriipt to turn Mendei-France Into the black sheep who fouled up everything.—Thomas Dehler, leader of Wrst Germany's Free Democrats. + # * The only practical way to defend Europe is to have a German National Armjv-by keeping a token lorce in Europe we can prevent the Germans Irom going on s rampage again.—Retired Oen. James A. Van Meet. * * * There would be total ctalructlon fin event of H-bomb attack* in an area . . . You can't talk of taking shelter in thfll devaluation. That Is con- *lgnini yourself to death.—Val Peterson, civil d*I*rvM administrator. * ¥ ¥ I had too much time {or rest in the Viet Mmh camp.—Brig.-Gen. Christian de caitnc*, eager 10 go back on duty. Our Changing World 1O(J6rl LUCK.QLPMW, WHA' HOPP6W?" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Huge Work Load Faces New U. S. Internal Security Division WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The | and the like, new Internal Security Division of j His aim is to get the Depart- the Department of Justice is Just beginning to get organized under tin newest of eight assistant attorneys general. He is William F. ment of Justice docket of internal security cases on a much more current basis, Mr. Tompklns won something of a reputation for get- Tompkins, 1, former dope ring | ting the New Jersey federal court and racket-busting U. S. district J docket brought up to date. That attorney for New Jersey. Among other things, his Job will be to administer the nine .new Communist control, or antisiibver- sive laws passed by Congress in its closing clays. They cover such tilings as Increased penalties for bail Jumping', harboring of fugitives, espionage and sabotage. They include the .lew Communist-infiltrated oiganization law. forfeiture of citizenship, the granting of immunity to government witnesses, the print Ing press bill which makes subversive organizations register nil thclv printing ma- cUnery, and the so-called Alger Hiss blli, whidi will deny U. S. pensions to ex-government employ- es convicted of a crime. In Addition to all this new business, the n<?\v Internal Security Division Inherits nil the old cases in this field formerly hnndled by the Criminal Division. This work Includes all the Smith Act cases figalnst Ci Subversive Board cases, espionage, treason, sedition, perjury, contempt ol Congress and atomic energy security rases. included are the old bic; helped bounce him into '^is present Job. His principal activity now Is recruiting a new staff of about 40 attorneys competent to handle internal security cases. Some 60 lawyers were transferred over from the old internal security section in the Criminal division. But to handle the new internal security work land will require fl staff, of 1QQ and nn expenditure of nearly a million dollars a year. Few people realize the volume of Internal security cases which flow into the Department of Justice. There ts. a holdover backlog of some 45,000 cases. About 15,000 new cases werer eported in the fiscal year ending last June 30, These figures seem somewhat preposterous on first impression. There just aren't that many subversives in the country. FBI Director J- Edgar Hoover ,hns put II the Smith Ac cnses "-*•»" u - «-o»- """••'* •""" /*, conspiracies, the number of U. S. Communist: f. . n* arrmnri 1R nflf! Activities Control around 25.000. But with this figure must be considered Hie fact that every party member may have front one to 2110 fellow travelers to do his bidding. And for every Commie put -. --Hiirry Dexter White, [ in jail, there always seems to be Liiltmiori;, Harry Budges I new cases were reported in the another ready to step Into his shoes. What the backlog of,^5,000 Internal security cases and'the load of 15,000 new cases a year represent are the numbers of first reports on alleged subversive activities in the U. 9. Each of them must be investigated, even though most of them do not result in prosecutions The.45,000 cases do not mean that the Department of Justice Is embarking on R. witch-hunt or on thought control,. "I am extremely sensitive about protecting peoples' rights," says Mr. Tompkin. 1 ), "but we also have to protect the government's rights. This job of cleaning out subversives can, however, be done right." By "right" he means through admissible evidence in regular court trials, and not by smear, rumor or slander. As an example he cites a receni paper-back book on "McCarthy- I ism" which he picked up while of his new bills. In a chapter on him as a Communist. Tompkins waiting for Congress to act on one checked up. and found that 13 re- Owe'n LaUimore, it was mcntionec that 14 witnesses had identified him as a Communist. Tompkin! checked up, and found that 13 re ported it on hearsay. "A lot of people would like to have me denounce McCarthy foi things lilce this," says Tompkins, "but I won' t do i t." He 1ms met the senator only once, briefly, at the Downtown Club in Newark. Sunday School Lesson- Written for NEA Service In Ihi.s micl in future comment, i> nol in what th? Old Testament, for a lime I propose to louk Into the : u-lls oi man. hut in what it tells Old Testament, the scriptures ivhldi i concerning Clod, and man's search devout, and rieep-seelnfi Jews wrote | for the meaning of life, and the out of their intense quests for [ruth. \ Iiulh concerning man and his It is a record ot their experience, j world. often even in suftcrinfr and : With great spiritual daring earn- cution. iis they smts;!it lo make cst. discerning men linked the life known the ways of Clod to men. and • that was In them with the greai, (lie responsibilities of men toward : Source of all lite. They said that Ood and toward (heir ffllowmen. > God had made man In His own I It Is a fascinatine siuriy. and • Image, which meant that was mak- 1 whit! is more it is profitable for en- • ing Ood in his image reasoning liphtcnmi'iit and guidance In the from what he saw in himself to- I affairs of today. ward a spiritual God and Creator. i Bevond the- individual experience ' What a contrast between that spir- of saints and prophels.fntahtenlng imal conviction and the fiods of i for those «ho Would follow'in their wood and stone of the pagan world! ' foui-t.'iis iml-iv -he social ar j na- From that conception of Qod as I tional history'of Israel cons- itos the perfect Being, the Creator, thf most profound and vamable • whose glory the heavens declared. tcxibunk t -niu'i-rning the rise and «nd whose handiwork the firma! fall of nations. , ment revealed, came the aspiration i ,. , i ot men .toward the perfection of , It tr-lls what makes a people grot h worshiped. and what brings downfall and ^ ' Q £ d Rnd knou . j tragedy when the moral ana splr- ! • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written tor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Watch for Chance, j Then Make Hay Today's hand looks as though it might have bec-n taken out of a book, but it was dealt and played a few weeks ago in the national championships in Washington. Lew Maine, the Los Angeles bridge Itiml foundations ghe way. my heart; try me and know my thoughts; and see if there be any Wnon, m addition to my own : w ickcd way in me. and lead mr in [iiniily. I used to liavr with me In ; t | le w(l y everlasting" (Psalm 139:23, the suimmriinie my nephews and nieces, I followed the I'hi-fasly.oneri custom ol fnimly woi.slnp <';u-h day, with rradinR Irom the Bible The children often would ?.iy. "Read the Old Testament. Uncle." 1 suspect that their intercsi was i.ot so There is man at his highest and best. What a world it might be with a baptism ol Old Testament righteousness! pect that their intercsi was i.ot so . . much m the deepest (ha: the Old ! THE FELLOW at the next desk Testament has to offer, but in the''admits that he hever snitched ft fascimitme stones and allthr many! watermelon as ft boy and he has events and incidents as worsdrrful- i never sought public office for fear lv in the telling M m what occur-, his opponent would dig up this v ' crt i shameful, un-American non-activi- Here in the Old Testamur with ' ty of hls.-Columbia (S. C.) State. all its realism, Is the ston of hu- ' man life with all its shallows and depths, sin and rlchieousness, NORTH 1 *95 ¥ 10 • AQ8653 4A987 WEST EAST AJ10G3 AK742 VQJS65 V+2 »1072 »KJ 46 +K10542 SOUTH (D) 4.AQ8 V AK071 4S4 Both sldu vulnerib!« Sooth WM« North 2 * 3N.T. Pass 2N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening leid— 4> > P«.« P»M PITTSBURGH Infielder-outfiold- 1 er Sid Gordon attributes his happy tense and honest realism. Solomon In his oppressiveness as uoll as In "THE PAST," a poet once his splendor. David in his adultery ! wrote, "is a bucket of ashes." as ucll as In his ,mirage Thinkmii of the H-bomb toclry. that and his psnlm-sir.iun? • has ft fearsome sound. — Mauoon Ii is marvelous; but. the marvel i (111.) Joumal-GSJCtte. master, saw the chance for a brilliancy and look full advantage of ir. West opened the three of spades, and Mathe played the king- from the East hand. South played low, and Mathe continued with a low spade lo declarer's queen. Declarer naturally decided to go af.tei the diamonds. If entries to both hands had been plentiful he might have led to the ace of diamonds first and then returned to hij own hnncJ in order to lead a second diamond towards the queen. Such a play might have limited the diamond lass to one As it happened, however, South j was n bit .strapped for entries, so { t he decided to finesse .'he queen of t Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (HEA) — Hollywood On TV: It's the year of the Big Changes on TV—spectaculars, more filmed shows, new live shows from Hollywood, new faces everywhere and the NEW Ray .Bolger Show, It was the new Ray Bolger show only last year but this year the ABC-TV network is putting the NEW in capital letters. Ray's putting his enthusiasm about the whole thing in capital letters, too. As he explains it: "The character I played last year just didn't come off on the screens. I wasn't * normal human being-. This year fl am, with recognizable situations. It makes sense." After seeing Ray's first NEW show, I'm convinced it makes sense, too. Maybe some other shows should try that new idea. In caps, of bourse. Bob Hope on the 39-television- shows-a-year question: "How could I possibly do them? 1 don't want to quit movies." TV influence on the burlesque circuit: There's a new stripper in New York who bills herself Ann Tenna. I'm sure of course, she does a, TView tease. THERE'S MOJRE than meets the eye to the bow-out of Joseph Cotton and David Ntven from the leading man spot on Ginger Rogers' Oct. 18 appearance in "Tonight at 8:30" on NBC-TV. . .Hallmark Hall of Fame will switch to color when the new NBC color studio opens here late this year. . I definitely know who Mrs. {Calabash is, but I'm told Jimmy Durante will deny the story if it is printed. I'm keeping the secret, but you should change your mind, Jimmy. It's too good a yarn. There will be denials all around, by the way, but a last minute "No" somewhere along the line cost Jimmy a "This Is Your Life" cavalcade. The script was ready —and people Jimmy hadn't seen for 40 years were standing by. Then came the red stoplight flash. Too bad. An ice show from the Chicago stadium will be a Dec. 26 Comedy Hour offering. As many shows as diamonds on the firsi round of that suit. Mathe won with the king of diamonds and returned—what do you suppose? Another spade? There would be no story in a spade return, for South would make his contract. Declarer would win with the a.ce of spades, take the ace of diamonds, and give up a diamond. The defenders would win two spades and two diamonds, but then declarer would be ready to take the rest. Mathe returned the king of clubs. And this play gave South quite a headache. If he won it with dummy's ace of clubs there would be no entry to the diamonds; and if he didn't win it, the defenders could switch back to spades and Vhus win two spades, two diamonds, and a club. Either way South wns a perished pigeon. South actually made a good try for his contract by taking the ace of clubs and following with the queen of clubs. There was chance that the ten would drop, in which case he would have four clu!- tricks. West discarded a low heart on the second club, and it was then clear that the ten wouldn't drop. There was still a double dummy play for this hand, but South didn't find it. He took the top hearts and led a third heart in the hope. of clearing the suit, but West took the third round of hearts and carefully led a diamond to dummy's ac:. That was the end of poor South. possible will be beamed from outside the studio on the program this year ... TV preview note: Keefe Brasselle and Peggy King team up for a one-shot audition on NBC-TV. A prospective sponsor will be lookin'. DONALD O'CONNOR'S big secret about his new telefilm series: The plots are written so he can splice shows No. 5, 11, and 19 together. Result of the splicing: A feature-length movie for theaters. If you're still wondering about It, all of Betty Hutton's singing on the Satins and Spurs show was done on a previously recorded sound track. AH except her'good- bye song at the end, that is. That's the way it's done in filmuslcals, too. Eleanor Powell is telling it on herself. Until one of her old movies appeared on home screens, her Sunday school class members knew her only as attractive Mrs. Glenn Ford. After the first showing of the film, one of the smaller girl students said: "Gee, Mrs. Ford. I didn't know you were an OLD movie star." MAN BEHIND the badge dept.: Writer Jack Robinson just turned in his 100th Dragnet script. A lot of facts . . . That soap company's new poster kid, Eileen Rose Bell, is the daughter of James Bell, assistant cameraman on Fireside Theater. Art Todd about a TV western: "The men were so tough that when one of the cowboys hadn't been killed In 20 minutes, he was shot for being a coward." Nation's Business reports that Liberace is helping the sale of pianos. But Liberace false teeth, I bet, are selling faster. In return for allowing him to hop to Paris to co-star with Jane Russell and Jeanne Grain in "Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes," Alan Young gave NBC a three-month extension on the year's TV contract the-network holds. More TV influence: There's a Dragnet cafe in downtown Los Angeles and a small lunch room that calls itself "-'.Foreign Intrigue" on Hollywood's Sunset Blvd. Zippy, youngish Florence Halop, aged by -make-up men for her mother'role in "Meet Mille" on TV, is due for a series of glamor shots—first time she's been permitted by CBS to step out of character. 75 Years Ago (n BfytheviNe— Eleven thousand, three hundred, thirty seven citizens of Mississippi County will be qualified to vote In the November election, H was revealed today. Chickasawba district receipt holders number 5,663 while in the Osceola district there were 5,674. Rain and the cold snap cut Into the attendance at the County Fair which ended last night, but in spite of it, J. Mell Brooks, secretary of the association, says the Fair Association will not be in the red when the final figures are run. The attendance was .high the first two days which were fair and warm. Several parties for the younger set were held over the week end when Miss Betty Phillips had as her .guests, Miss Nathalie, Latham of Memphis and Miss Margaret | Townsend of Jonesboro while Miss Nancy Hughes eiitertained Miss Jnnc Spurier of Memphis, These girls were together this summer at Lake Lure Camp in North Carolina. Big Business Answer to Previoui Puzzl* ACROSS I profits 4 of sale 8 Surety 12 Exist 13 Region H An man 15 money 16 Poisonous mushroom !20 Concise J21 Pro and '22 Ages '24 Den iJ6Mlnee.ttr.nce trimmjng (prenx) 25AncJcn , 3 Clinging 4 Orchestra leaders use it 5 Metal 6 Rented 7 Boy 8 Nips 9 Scent 10 Beginners 11 Valley 17 Sculptured work 19 Fern frond spot 23 Tumulis 24 Dress 87 In good supply 42 Recess in 28 Network a church (anat.) 29 French summers 31 Staid 33 Food 30 Waken 32 Market for products 34 Reasons 35 Cylindrical 36 Measures of type 37 At t bill I«Ae hot — •re a bit business 39 Individuals 40 Ticker 41 Mongrel dog !<2Let In 45 Office 49 Prior example 51 Passing fancy 52 Went down 193 Noun sufflx 54 Swiss onion 5j Female sheep 56 Female saints 97 Permit DOWN 1 Short sleeps 2Cily in PtnnsylvanU 26 Fables were his business 40 Clock noises 41 Silent persons 43 Pull 44 -mene, tekel, upharsln 46 Formerly 47 Nostril 48 Revise 50 German article

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