The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 3, 1953
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' PAGE EIGHT BT.TTTTKVTT.T. E fAKK.T COCTTEK NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1983 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINKS, Publisher HARRY A. MA1NIS. AssisUnt Publishw A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Munigw Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second ciass matUr at the post- office »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October », 1817. ' Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of fllytheville or »nj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per reek. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, J5.00 per year.'12.50 for six months. 11.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile Bone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith Ihe Lord, Shalt (hou build me an house for me lo dwell In? — II Samuel 7:5. * * * Persecution has not crushed the church; power has not beaten it back; time has not abated its forces; and what is most wonderful of all, the abuses of iis friends have not shaken its stability. — Horace Bushnell . Barbs Because his wife always went with him to the barbershop and explained how his hair should be cut. an Ohio man sued for a divorce. Barber- chop dischord. # * * Borne (oiks are atway* Insisting: on putlfnjr their foot Into sonaethlhf. What they need Is * The difference between a blonde and » brunette. sometimes Is the same good-looking man. * * * Spring cleaning; time will mean that a lot of jrownups will jet themselvrs all wrapped up In wallpaper hanging, * * * It's always a question who runs down t h e most people — careless drivers or gossips. Reactivation: A Big Step But Not the End ... Although approval of reactivation of the air base here is greeted as welcome news by those doing business in Blytheville, it is not an end in itself. Reactivation, the product of more than three years of intensive effort, is only a significant milestone along the road toward making Blytheville a larger and better city and providing steady, year-around employment for its citizens. While it would be easier to bask idly in the limelight of a job well done, the Chamber of Commerce and other institutions interested in civic growth must not forget the long-sought goal of industrialization of this area. To stop population and' labor losses and to increase per-capita income, industry must be obtained in our Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri area. Perhaps if as many shoulders are put to this wheel with the same spirit of cooperation exhibited during reactivation efforts, Blytheville will achieve its next great stride toward stabilizing the economy of the region. \Ve see in reactivation not the climax of a great effort, but the beginning of a new era of progress and expansion for our city. Bad Manners Are Mark Of Anxious Times Whatever the times, certain irritated citizens rise to complain that the manners of our people are not what they used to he. Others bounce right: back and say the old clays weren't really different and the complainers must have forgotten what went: on. Nevertheless, at Hit risk of evoking this more or less automatic response, someone should sav a few words about the sad decline of good manners in one special field: the circle in which top' government officials and lawmakers travel. The tensions of this age produce such frequent emotional explosions that elementary courtesy and decency are too often smothered. Just take the case of the President of the United States and his official family. The President, as our highest civilian official, is entitled by virtue of his office to every mark of courtesy and respect from all sides. Yfet nowadays a good many senators, who address each other on the Senate floor with exaggerated courtesy, speak about their President in tones that make him sound almost like an Miemy alien. At news conferences, a President must sometimes wonder if he is not on trial for some outrageous crime. In n voice edged with asperity, a reporter will ask: "Mr. President, are you aware that. .. ?" This plain presumption of presidential ignorance is « crude insult to a President's dignity. II, is possible to phrase a question in a manner that docs not suggest the President is delinquent in keeping abrtast of affairs. With some who move in this high circle, this kind of bad manners goes beyond carelessness and thoughtlessness: it amounts to the practice of calculated disrespect. It is a device intended to evidence contempt for the insulted official. But its real effect is only to make tlit ill-mannered person contempt- noils. In a time when the bold charge and the loaded question command great attention, the prosecutor's tone — peremptory, sometimes almost insolent — is becoming too common an inflection. Does all virtue reside in the questioner? Must the questioned always be on Ihe defensive, always be the butt of contrived or careless insult Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton managed to debate each other in public over issues every wliit as fundamental to the welfare of this nation as those which now concern us; yet they never ceased to respect c-ach other n n d never forgot they were gentlemen. Those who want to argue that this behavior is old-fashioned might as well say kindness is out of dalt. For the people who study the matter all agree that good manners are rooted in consideration for one's fellow man. And (boy deserve to be practiced in the halls of government no less than in the home and on the street. 'But, Mister, I Must Be About My Housecleaning/' Silent Cheering Section Tn (lie New York Times of March 26, Correspondent William S. While wound up his detailed story of the previous clay's tumultuous Sonalc tlcbnle on (he Bolilen affair with this quiet observation : "All day the Democrats sat, ul.ler- ing hardly a word, as Hie Republicans /ought nrnong themselves." Views of Others Shoe On The Other Foot Frequently comrs news of smut- ulliciul In the North it judye or novernor or -such, who Hrandly uimumu'O.s he will not send .smut 1 Negro prisoner bnck to the "bnilal" Smith on pxtnicli- tion to fact- charges for alleged climes. But yesterday the .shoe was on the other foot. Instead of the normal anti-South propaganda beini! rcbroadcast by .some Northern official, a Southern Negro was pleading in Georula that he not be extradited to Pennsylvania because he feared the polite in the enlightened North would beat him In efforts to force false admissions in a typical "third degree." "They'll take me down In the basement and heat me until 1 tell something that Is not true." said 26-year-old Eugene Teiigue Jr., whose extradition in Pennsylvania asked on grounds Tea- gut; is a parole violator. Of course, inhumane treatment of prisoners should not be tolerated anywhere, and right- thinking people do not condone "third-degree" methods. But the plea of a Negro to remain in the South and escape return to the North indicates the North is not the land of perfection which the anti-South propagandists would have us believe. Gov. Herman Tnlmndse of Georgia did not act on Tongue's plea the way some Northern governors might have If the Negro had made a complaint about Southern police methods before some Northern governors or judges, he might have found himself quickly freed, in disregard of the enforcement of the law. Oov. Talmadge noted that Teagtie was wanted In Pennsylvania as a parole violator, so the governor simply signed extradition papers to return Teague to Pennsylvania to face justice. The governor of one of the most often wrong.- fd states of the wronged South has given his Northern counterparts an example of regard tor the law which some might do well to observe carefully. —Chattanooga News-Free Pie.s*. SO THEY SAY Keep your head down. You'd better keep the other end down, too. — Colonel instructing reporters viewing A-Bomb blast from advanced po- silions, * f * The United States heart nnd mind ;uc in Korf-a. — Adlai Stevenson, visiting Korea. * * * I would rather witness it (atomic oxpla^iuni In a test on this (Nevada) dessert than src U over Arkansas, — I»vl. Charles A. Biggs, of Snlndo, Ark. O Peter Edson's Washington Column — Congress Will Refuse to Let All RFC Functions Be Liquidated WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Liquidation by June 30,'195-1, of RFC —the government's huge money- lending Reconstruction F i n- anc.t 1 Coi'DonUiun—has now been agreed upon by Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The Ltugh Parade: A night-club quftnce in a new Columbia filir musical, "Cruisin* Down The Rive features an old character aclor d ing a b'ji, with a partkeet perche on his shoulder. When the bi was brought off stage after tf scene, a trainer picked it up an put it back in its cage. A cynical publicity man sighe "If all actors were put into cage after their scenes, what a wonde ful place Hollywood would be. ably he given to Department of Commerce, or the Small Defense Plant Corporation to administer and to continue. 3—The defense loan program. This one is now in two parts. President Eisen- I First is aid to defense plants con- hower nnd the Republican Congressional leaders. This is being hailed widely as a step in the sidered necessary for the production of arms. Second is financial assistance for the construction of civil defense structures like hospitals or bomb shelters. Some Loans Have 25 Years To Run It has been glibly suggested that this, that or the other of RFC Peter ftdson mem. out of business. But It will be easier said than done. U is a simple matter for Congress to abolish RFC by passing a simple law to end its lending authority. There would be a certain mount of kidding in this act, however. A number of the present RFC functions won't be abolished. They will simply be transferred to other agencies, where they will continue merrily {in their way. The three principal categories here are: 1—The disaster loan program for aid to farmers hit by drought., flood, storm or crop pestilence. You can bet money that Congress won't abolish thut. The whole business will be put, In one of Department of Agriculture's loan agencies and continue better than eyer, if not. even bigger. 2—The small-business lonn program. Aid to small business has become something almost sacred in, government.—like Home, Mother and the Flag used to be. or still are. No congressman dares be against small business. So RFC's maU-business portfolio will prob- right direction to j lending programs could easily be get the govern-1 transferred to Federal Reserve 72 Insured and guaranteed mortgages 16,031 Foreign (Philippine Islands) 1 54 RFC Can't Sell Us Loan Portfolio There is no provision in the RFC act which would enable it to sell its loan portfolio, except perhaps hi the case of the railroad and financial institution loans in which RFC actually holds the stock To liquidate all the other loans by sale might change control of the borrowing company and so affect its standing. For example, RFC recently tried to sell its Central of Georgia Rail- Bank:. But the FRB doesn't want road stock. The deal was all but to be bothered by such things. And us the government's principal agency to stabilize banking conditions, there is good reason why it should not be put in business as a lender. Most of RFC's business loans are made with a 10-year limit. The bulk of these loans have six or seven years to run. But some of the big RFC loans to railroads, banks, insurance companies and local governments have 25 years to run. So it may take at least that long to liquidate RFC completely. As of Jan. 1, 1953, RFC had over 25.000 loans outstanding with a totaj face value of over $760 million, divided as follows: Number Amount in of Loans Millions Business loans Defense Production Railroads , Act loans Financial Institutions Local governments Disaster loans 2252 $378 11 292 72 closed on a basis that would have enabled RFC to sell at a profit But somehow there was a leak in information on the pending sale. The stock dropped on the market and the deal had to be canceled. A number of big RFC Iqans— like that to the Glenn L. Martin aviation company — have been canceled by refinancing. The controversial B&O Railroad bond Issue loan is now down to $65 million and is being retired as rapidly as possible. That is the trend, in every field of its endeavor. As business continues good, the need for RFC diminishes. If another recession or depression came along, the story might be different. In Its 20-odd years of existence, the RFC that was started under President Herbert Hoover has made over 125,000 loans for a total of nearly $14 billion. In this period and left a surplus of $620 mil- it has paid all its costs of operation lion. If all other government agencies had done as well, there probably wouldn't be any kick. j A couple of tourists who obviou ly never had seen a movie com pany at work watched wide-eye as U-I's "You Belong To Me company went into action on pier in San Diego They seemed particularly fa, cinated by Jack Bolger, a merr ber of the sound crew. Jack wa wearing plastic ear plugs to "tun the dialog and was holding mike: on a : long boom which h icld over, the scene every time th actors .spoke'. Finally one- of the tourists sal o the. other: ."Gosh,..that guy REALLY mus be hard,of hearing." There's a howl for Washingto n MGM's "Dream Wife." Gar rant tells Deborah Kerr, playin a government worker: "Take.your brief case, Hombur; and go!" A movietown wife found; narked Apt. 3-D in her hubby'; ockets and accused him of phi andering. "Don't be silly," said the movie ctor. "Haven't you heard abou lis three-dimensional craze?" STAND-IN SPIDER GLORIA GRAHAME, Tuthan 3ey and Cesar Romero were doing scene at the entrance to a cave n "Prisoners of the Casbah" when irector Richard Bare objected to the collection of natural spidei webs. So he ordered prop man Wesley Morton to spin some ersatz webs with a spraygun thai ejects strands of liquid rubber cement. In Hollywood even the spiders have doubles to do their work! It's Pat C. Flick's story about the Soviet writer who went to Israel to make a study of the new nation. Before 1 many days had passed,-he-discovered that the conversation of the people was full of references, to food and asked a shopkeeper why the people talk BO much about it. Written for p j C* f IT rvruicn lur jiuiaav jiijool Lesson— NEAS.^ -' Bj IV E. Gilroj. D. I hnvp chosen my title in the oe- to the clmirch Ihe Christ, and their lid Ihni BisU-r in the soul mny bel fcllovvmfa throughout the year, different from, nnd somethljig more EverylhiiiR \te celebrate in coll- thnn, Easter In the churches. j nection (with the life, death, and On Easter Sunday many churcihes i Restirrecfion of Jesus is not to be that ordinarily have n single service ! limited to one day or season, but will hiivc tun services lo nccommo- j should be extended to every day and linte the crowds with all pews filled j every season. I remember some at, each semce. years app selecting for an ordinary Vet on the following Sunday in ; service, one of the hymns more corn- many of these same L-hruches con- ! monlv suns: at Christmastime. My s^rcRations at (lie usual service will ortranist, a verv (rood a"d thought- have dwindled in many cases even j furorcani?t, objected, ''But it's not below the normal atendance. I am not speaking from conjecture or hearsay, but form what I have observed in long association with churches both in Canada and in the United Stales. What, it might well be asked, lies hack nf this discrepancy, is that abnormally large church attendance on Easter Sunday which is ostensibly a recognition of the Resurrection of Jesus and rejoicing in that sunmne event, actually a matter of faith, or a matter of custom? The name Easter has its origin in a pauan festival of Spring. Is the toy of Easter for many, little more than n pagan quickening to the Snring revival after the crimness Of winter, with Its symbolism in Sprin] bonnets and colorful apparel? One does not wish to appear a cynic or pessimist; nor should one underestimate the number of people for whom the Easter celebration is p mnlter of deep sincerity. Yet even for the sincerely religions there Is a difference between the celebration of Ihe Resurrection if Jesus as a far-off event. In history significant us thnt may be and le celebrattori and recognition of Ihe fad of an ever-present and liv- n:ir Christ. If Easter were truly in the souls of the ninny for -»!:oin churchgoing on Easter Sunday Is fl formal matter, one cannot but reflect (hat Ihrir live* would b« different In Million Christmas." My reply was. "It is ahvay Christmas." And that Is true. Unless the fact of Christmas, the coming of the Christ. Is in our hearts »<e year round, our celebration on rte- ccmbrr ."5 has little reality in Chrismas faith. This is true of the Resurrection. Its vital message is not only th<it Jesus rose from death but is also in the words and promise of Jesus: "Lo. I am with you always" (Matthew 28:20), That promise, of course, was made lo those whom He was sending out to spread the Gospel. If \ve were more concerned about the work of Christ and' about living In His name, our Easter celebration would have the glory of communion with a living Lord, It would be Easter in the church: bill being Easter In the church, It would also have all the reality and richness of Easter In the soul. •JACOEY ON BRIDGE Spurn This Type Of Bridge Bid Don't blame me for the bidding of today's hand. I don't recommend North's second bid, but that's the bid he actually made. The hand took place in a team match in England, and the North player couldn't think of a good rebid at his second turn. He chose to rebuild his clubs, find South, logically enough, went to game in no-trump. West opened the queen of diamonds, holding the trick, and con- force out East's ace. East returned a diamond to declarer's ace, and West discarded a low club. South led another -heart towards dummy, and West discarded a low ipade. This dsicard told declarer nearly everything he needed to know. West had showed up with only two diamonds and only one heart, consequently had ten black cards in his h a n d. If these had been divided 6-4, West would have made two discards from his six- card suit In order to keep protection in both black suits. Since West had actually discard T ed one club and one spade, South concluded that West had started with five cards in each of the black suits. Having arrived at this conclusion. South cashed the king and ace of spades, gratefully noting the fall of East's ten of spades. He then cashed dummy's king and queen of clubs, a'fter which he put West in with the last club. West then had to lead spades away from his jack up to South's queen-nine. This cleverly-executed endplay gave the English declarer his game contract. "You see, we do not hav« much food in this country," the •hop- keeper explained. "One talks of that which he does not have, Tel! 1 me, what do you talk about most 1 in the USSR?" "Honor and ethic*." boasted the Soviet visitor. 4 "You see, it's like I said." Bald the shopkeeper. "People talk about that which they do not have," Sign in a Beverly Hills jewelry store window: "Diamonds Half Price " Diamonds are half a girl's best friend? Bob Hawk overheard two movie dolls talking: in a Beverly Hills hardware store. "I'm looking for a broom," said one. "Oh," meowed the other, "Did your car break down?" When some people turn their backs on you, says Alan Wilson, it's rude. But when Marilyn Mon- '' roe does, it's a pleasure. ] KEY TO SECURITY? THE filmed series always has been important to actors because they are assured of steady employment when they become key characters. But actress Cecilia Park- i er, who wanted a big raise in salary because she was playing the «y role of Mickey Rooney's sister n the Anfiy Hardy films, suffered a fate she didn't expect. : MGM refused her salary demand"' and fired her. In the next Hardy llm, when, someone asked Mickey what happened to his sister, he explained: "Oh, she got a job in Chicago. don't think she's ever coming '. back." And she didn't. Henry Morgan's wonderful line ibout movietown is making the : •ounds again. "Hollywood," Henry mce quipped, "isn't all just tinsel, i f you look carefully beneatii "19 insel, you'll find the REAL tinsei." Veteran movie producer B. f Schulberg is writing his autobio- j raphy. If he tells all,'the Holly- ." vood screams will sound like air \ aid alarms. 75 Vears Ago In Blytheville Announcement has been made of ie marriage of Miss Mignon {night, daughter of Mrs. James M. ndrews of Little Rock, to John inford White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey White of Osceola. Approximately 75 people attended dance given at the American egion Hut Saturday night when udy Heise and his orchestra o ape Girardeau played. The dance*. hich began at 10:00 and continued ntil 2:00 o'clock, is the fourth given y members of the Cotillion Club. omposed of 40 young married cou- ies. winch was organized in the all. Mrs. J. A. Leech, who is ill in the aptist Hospital in Memphis, is im- roving rapidly. She is expected to iturn home tomorrow. The Reverend Passmore hasn't en so critical of the us« of ! ccaslonal spontaneous profan- y since h« recently stepped on mouse trap with his bare foot. Missing Links Answer to Previous Puzzle 1"The — the flre" 4"AJack and 8 Ship's bow 12 "Long, long HORIZONTAL 56 "The ,, ',_ man at a ' s '" wedding" 57 "—— and haw" VERTICAL I "Won " and fortune" 13 Chief steward, 2 Eras a major 3 .. Tne and 19 „ Sh0 wers38 Get away the hare" (pi.) bring May 40 Notions NORTH (D) VKQ98 » 7-52 4KQ7« WEST *J8743 »QJ AJ10842 EAST A 10 2 V A J 10 4 • K9863 SOUTH * AQ95 Nttrtk 1 + « A 10 4 *A5 Neither 9id< vul. E»M Smith WeM I » 1 * Pass Pass 3N.T. P«si P»si Opening lead— » Q 14 " - on the Range" 15 "Mai de — 16 Flooded 18 Landed properties 20 Employers 21 Goddess of plenty 22" wherefore bovn" „ 4 Entrances 5 Solitary 6 Entertained 7"The and heir" 8 Stage of development 9 Repetition 10 Hebrew measure .11 Marries flowers" 23 "One — learns" 2-i Italian river 25 " and toil" 26 Eat away 27 Slobbering 28 Nickname 29 Jewish month 31 Click beetle 41 Fend off and42"A curft" 43 One 44 "Set one's teeth on " 46 Turkish weights 47 Great Lake 48 "Over hill and " ni n. • • £1 mdiijca o* i_iilfv (J "S'vU?e """"I'Cleanlnj cloth 33 Angry 50 "Keep on someone" A NEWSPAPER mny not be as: tinned with the Jack of diamonds. Rood as the subscriber wants it, but| East dared not cover with the king, thing Is more certain: It Is! for then South one thing Is more certain: It is never as good us the publisher wants U.—Eli7.fibethtown tKy.) Ne%vs. • • « A REAL EXECUTIVE is « man who can hnnd back a letter from « third retyping to » red-headed stenographer. —Greenville (Term.) Sun. would be able to win two tricks with his ace and ten. South could therefore hold up his nee of diamonds a second lime and thus compel West to shift to a new suit. West shifted to the Jack of clubs, and South won In his own hand with the nee. He led a heart »nd flayed Uu king from dummy uj 27 Health resort 30 Pinker 32 Covered 34MeUI ornamental work 35 Printing mistakes 3« Chemical lufflxes 57 Drinks made from fruit 3» State, 40 Follower! 41 "He his 'fill"' .- • 42 Soft 45 "A • wagon" 4» Attempt 51 War got » Gulf on Baltic Sea S3 Mimlcker ' 14 Nothing J5 French •ununtrt

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