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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER W, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRT A. RAINES. Editor, AsslsUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soli National Advertising Representatives: Wall»ct Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtltnU, Memphis mtered »s second claw matter at the post- ofllw at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- frett, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for sin months, il 25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And the scribe Held unto him, Well, Master, ..thou h»st said the truth: for there l.< one Cod; and there is none other but he— Mark 12:23. * * * Converting grace puts God on the throne, and the world at his foostool; Christ in the heart, and the world under his feet.—Joseph Allelne. Barbs Pride does i more Important Job than your neck of helping you to hold your head up. # # * Right after being chosen ai the typical American boy, ft Michigan youth wax arrested for speeding. Well! , » * * Two Ohio boys landed In the kllnk after throwing hard boiled eggs at a policeman. That's doing It the hard way. Tax Could Mean $12,000 To Blytheville Titles sometimes are misleading, as a friend of the Courier News pointed out the other day. She had reference to the county three-mill roful tax which will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. This measure could well be termed the city-county three-mill road tax, for municipalities of the county participate in this revenue to the extent that their assessed valuation warrants. In 1952, the last year the tax was levied, the cities of Mississippi County obtained ?16,000 as their share of the three-mill tax. Mississippi County's portion, which is used for county roads and bridges, amounted to $50,051. It is now estimated that, since property values have increased in Blytheville during the past three years, this city's share of the three-mill road tax would amount to more than $12,000 per annum. This, needless to say, would help a lot in giving Blytheville better city streets. Once again, let us urge you t.o vote this tax which for so many years was the backbone of our rural road system and which lent a helping hand to municipalities, too. Voters and Foreign Policy One of the notable facts of this election campaign is that people do not seem much interested in foreign-policy questions. When trouble is acute, when war or the threat of it stirs them, they will attend to foreign issues. But when there is no crisis at hand, they turn quickly to domestic and private concerns. Currently this is a matter of some unhappiness to candidates in both parties. Republicans would like to get credit for the Korean peace, the Indo-China settlement, and various other agreements easing tensions in places like Egypt, Iran, Trieste, and Guatamala. They would also like endorsement for the SEATO Pact on Southeast Asia and for the American role in bringing off the new London Pact which draws Germany into the Allied defense orbit. The Democrats, on the other hand, have been going about telling everybody that the GOP foreign policy is a mess. They say the Eisenhower regime has cost the nation prestige and reputation in many parts of the world, that we try to dictate policy to our allies instead of enlisting them as partners, that wherever Ike's emissaries go they spread confusion and doubt. But neither they nor the Republicans are striking any popular chords. People are just not excited about such things right now. Part of the reason may be that they have grown to distrust political argument in this field more than anywhere else. Certainty exaggeration hag been more common here in recent yean than in other areas, possibly because politicians realize the facts so hard to come by. It is doubtful if America's position abroad is as bad as the Democrats now paint it. We do have peace in Korea and Indo-China, and there are today many fewer sore spots than two years ago. By that concrete test, U. S. foreign policy must be conceded some sucesses. Nevertheless, Republicans tend to ignore the role played by other countries in achieving some of these results. And it can't be forgotten that GOP exaggerations in former years were just about as extreme as anyone could imagine. Foreign-policy debate may never command all the attention it deserves when no real urgency exists. But perhaps its chances would be better if the give and take on both sides were more rational and less marked by over-statement. v'lEWS OF OTHERS The Head-Hunters Are Ready The Job of paratroopers is never an easy one, but the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa are trying to make things even more unpleasant for Chinese Communist para troopers who might consider "dropping In" on the Island fortress of free China. A paratrooper has many considerations. It's not the easiest or safest, thing In the world Ui go around jumping out of airplane.-;. And this Is especially true when there's likely to he someone on the ground trying to shoot the airplanes down or pick off the paratrooper after he Jumps. But If the paratrooper Rets past those dangers, he still has to face the fact that he has had to hit the ground. Sometimes that IB esvsUy done, but there I* always the possibility the terrnin it! covered by trees or rocks and that there miKht be a high wind to make matters oven more difficult. Paratroopers of any notion must think of nil those things. But paratroopers of Red China who might plan to land on Formosa would have something else to think about: Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalists reportedly have banded together groups of former Formosnn head-hunting aborigines Into antl-paratroop units to guard the mountains of central Formosa from Red Attack. The Formosan hoad hunters have been "peaceful" since World War II, the Japanese who held the Island. With the training and instruction the head- huntern have been receiving from the Nationalists, they would be glad to get bnck Into action In event Chinese Reds come floating down in parachutes out of the blue.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. A New Year In Football First returns from the current season's football contests prove right convincingly that 1954 is another and different football year. The master teams of the yesterday are master teams no longer. A new year has brought teams to the fore and It Is smashing old records and blighting old reputations right merrily. "Yes, it Is a new year and an entirely different our. How short a time it, has been since the avid funs knew positively before the game began that MichJKnn Stiitr or Maryland or Geortjlu Tech or Notre Damp was going to win decisively? But those Tilnns are no longer downing nil opponents. All ot thorn have cwouuteied at, least one upset before thr .senson is even well begun. In forming a lifting love for some invincible team we ate prone to forget that team personnel changes even as seasons change. The old star lade out and new material enters In. Occasionally the new is as good us the old ever was. But often the new is incapable of ascending the heights. Hence A school thnt once won a dozen in a row now finds itself unnble to win anything at all. The current year is going to produce a number of mighty teams. It may produce «s many tnvin- cibles as the older years provided. But they will be new winners. There will not be very many repetitions. For graduation frequently doc.s to a team something that the opposition never was able to accomplish.—Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY We in America have sought our goal of equality for all not by pulling everyone down to the same level , . . but by giving everyone an opportunity to riie.—Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch. ¥ * * You can't have two drivers at the wheel of an automobile and expect to land anywhere but in the ditch. So we don't want one driver In' the executive (branch of government) and one in the legislative. — President Eisenhower. * * •¥• They say ex-champions never come. back. Maybe a Joe McCarthy who turned his back on decit and discovered honesty could come back. It would be a rough road but your neighbors would be very glad if you chose to travel it. — Editor Leroy Gore urges Senator McCarthy to resign. ^ * # It's certalnVy wonderful to see another human being again. — William Willis, 61, ends 6.000- mile Pacific voyage on raft. * * * At Munich (Germany) We should hav* learned that the road of appeasement is not the road to peace. It l,< surrender on the installment plan. — Sen, William F. Knowland. ; " '. A Good Trick—if He Can Get Away With It! Peter Edson's Washington Column — FOA Should Inform Industry Of Some Pitfalls in Latin America By DOUGLAS LARSEN NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (N E A) — There's a big policy fight within the administration over the plan of Foreign Operations Administration to KO all-out in encouraging American private capital to Latin America. It comes to light over Henry J. Kaiser's deal with Argentina's President Junn D. Pcron to start making Jeeps and the whole line of Kniser cars there. FOA didn't know about this deal beforehand. But the veteran Latin- Aincrlcan experts al State and Commerce Departments claim it has mnny of the elements of danger In It which are Inherent in the FOA plans. That Is, that Kaiser doesn't know all of the pitfalls Involved in the deal and doesn't have the necessary experience in dealing with Latin-American countries. Mayor dcLcsscp- Morrison of New Orleans got the Kaiser deal under way innocently when he called the dynamic, roly-poly industrialist at his home in Cnlifornin and suggested that they take their wives for a quick vacation lo South America. Kalsnr, a personnl friend of Morrison since he put an aluminum plant in New Orleans. thought it was n keen idea. When the touring quartet finally arrived In Argentina, President Peron threw a big party tor them, nt which Kaiser's automobile business was discussed. One thing then lied to another and a couple of weeks later Kaiser and Peron signed a contract with Kaiser agree- mp. to send $10.000.000 worth of machine tools to Argentina for a plant to be provided by Peron. At first glance it looks like an excellent deal for both parties. Peron's country is In need of all kinds of automobiles and new manufacturing generally. From Kaiser's point of view it is a chance to bolster the car-making part of his empire, which is suffering from the killing competition of the other big car makers. And it's the daring, imaginative kind of deal Kaiser loves to plunge into. But thft Latin-American experts here who have seen many ambitious deals like this blossom and die, with' bitter feeling all around, have crossed fingers on Its chances of success. They point out that the deal docs not yet have the elements of success In It which are found in practically all of the other major U. S. enterprises which have prospered in Latin America. In the first place this is one of the first attempts to move a whole manufacturing process down to South America. It" involves Kaiser setting up a staggering training program to create the skilled help necessary to make cars. Previous auto projects, and other manufacturing enterprises, have started as simple assembly plants, with the basic manufacturing done In the U. S. And as skilled help was trained the projects expanded and became more baste. Kaiser predicts he'll have the plant turning out 40,000 units at the end of three years. To do this, (he experts claim, he'll have to import his own skilled people and executives. And that has always been a source of trouble when a U. S- firm goes to Latin America: too many employes who are from the U. S. who do not speak Spanish or Portuguese. When the local people get the impression that a project is being run by foreigners, solely for the profit of foreigners, they resent It. Then trouble starts. Another element of a successful foreign enterprise In Latin America Is .that It keep out of politics Kaiser's deal could be kept out of politics. But the experts point out because Peron will exploit the plant for his own political ends, he will not hesitate to junk the deal If It ever threatens to become a political liability. It's the belief that FOA will fail to make all of these complex pitfalls of moving into Latin America cl.ear .to, U. S. firms before encouraging them to go down there that has the State and Commerce Departments trying to hold up on FOA's plans. It is admitted that there is money to be made In Latin America by U. S. firms. But it is claimed that such firms must move in slowly, make it clear that the people of tht country will also benefit and stay out of politics. Frustrated attempts to make quick, oveniight killings in the area will only harm Latin-American relations, it is pointed out. As of today this policy dispute has stalled FOA efforts to push Investment in Latin America. But if it gets the go-ahead signet It is ready to move fast. Arthur 5foung, 01.e of FOA's experts just back from a trip down there, has T, portfolio full of prospective Latin- American deals for U. S. firms. Sunday Scljool Lesson— Written for NIA Servict By WILLIAM E. GILROY, I). I>., 111 the emergence of appliances and Among tile many religious i household helps (Including more newspapers which have flourished | male participation In the work of In this country was a notable wrek-1 the home) was "never done"? Even ly called The Christian v.'ork. Itsj [he work of the artist in many in- title suggested, its major emphasis i stances has its element of patient was upon work. drudgery. It was rather unique title, for Drudgery is almost more a most religious papers in their titles | matter of the spirit Ulan of the suggest some form of religious nature of the work. There is a conviction, faith, or aspirntion, or | sort of finished whole In_ the work the church or hcclarian affiliation j of ttle world, and to hive .1 part ol Hie paper. Typical of these was the Herald o. Gospel Liberty, organ of the Christian Church, which, on the union of the Christian Church with the Congregational Churches was merged with The Congregation- allst, which I was then editing. These papers, vying for. which was the older, 8 matter in dispute with The ' Churchmen and one or two other papers, were considerably old. The Congregation- allst once claimed to be the oldest in continuous publication, having never missed a week In 125 years. A Presbyterian paper, claiming earlier origin, through no fault of Its own had been suspended for some weeks during the period of the Civil War. Religious journalism, naturally. Is of some interest to me, having spent half of my ministerial life In editing religious papers, bui I started out to write about work, secular and rellfiious. i To the intelligent and earnest} Christian, who knows his New Testament, there Is no such think as j secular work. Paul admonished the early of It In the right spirit is life. But the glorification of work should never justify or excuse unecessary work, or antisocial conditions under which work Is sometime* done. We have moved a long way from the days of the exploitation of child labor and the worst sweat-shop conditions. It is only about 30 years since steel magnates were contending that the steel industry could only be conducted on the 13-hour, two-shift day. Churchmen, like the late Bishop Francla J. McConnell, played » large part in the steel strike of 1819, and an editorial I wrote at the time had an Important part In my own future activity. It may be Ulat in many areas there i» still some way to so. but in some respects a major problem in an era of shorter hours concerns the use of leisure as much as the condtitions of work. Work I o necessary, so vilal, the Great Creator, and with the Christ who said, "My rather work- eth hitherto and I work." What a theme! IT'S AN ILL wind Indeed that blows nobody good. Rep. Benliey, Christians, whether they ate drank, or whatever they did, to do all to the glory of God. It might seem a strange and incongruous conception to one en-1 th e Michigan Republican who was gaged in work of plain drugery, or wounded when those Puerto Rl- to one doing > routine task, day cans 9 hot up the House last March, *fter day. A great part of the i s cimptlgnlng «» "U>« most dur- world's dally work Is drudgery. If nble representative the Eighth one thinks .o^f it in that way. What i District ever had." — Nashville <X tn* "woman't work," thai un- j Tenn*»»tn. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE / Tourney Is Spot to See Great Playing By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Serlce One of the pleasant thins about watching a national bridge championship Is that you're sure to see many well-played hands. If you're in the neighborhood ef Atlanta Just about a month from now, drop In and feast your eyes on some first- class bridge at the national tournament. You may see a hand like the one shown here today, taken NORTH (D) 11 AJ73 * AKQJ * AS * 10985 WEST I AST 4AQ10O4 *951 V« V1075 »K82 4J10981 4KQ« «74 SOUTH *K VII412 4AJ11 Both t!d« vul. N*rlh Eut Sontt w«t 1* Put IV Doublt 2* Pu> 1» 1* 4V Pui PIN PiM Ojwnlnj ta»d— 4 A from the summer nationals, held tn Washington this August. The bidding arled from one table to another when this hand was encountered tn the final .session of the Men's P»lr Championship. The bidding actually shown was that of the winners— Eric R. Murray and Douglas prury, a pair of Canadian experts who added to the respect that all American ejpcrts hae for their Canadian brethren West opened the ace of spades dropplni Murray 1 ! ilngleton king. Erskine Johnsoa IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA— Hollywood on TV: Television, behind the scenes at least, is getting to be more like movies every day. Cesar Romero, I can now spill It, was paid $16,000 In option money [or doing nothing while TV Producer Hal Roach, Jr., negotiated a home- screen release for the star's new telefilm series, "Passport to Danger." The pilot reel was made two years ago but a series of false starts and network delays held up the cameras. At one time Romero was offered the "Lone Wolf" series—and Roach had to pay him 16 G's for not accepting the rival show. Romero is playing a diplomatic courier in the adventure series with a different locale—and gal— every week. "We may run out of new countries to visit," he laughs, "but I ruess we won't run out of new dolls." Jean Hagen taught Jimmy bu- rante the mambo for her recent guest spot on his show. "Jimmy's mambo it unique," she say«. "It'« the only one where the man. leads with his nose." Don't tell the kiddies, but a secretary puts that paw print on Lassie's fan-mall photos. With a rubber-stamp paw? FUTURE STANZAS of "Trouble With Father," going into Its fifth year, will be titled "The Stu Erwin Show." It's okay with Mrs. Erwin (June Collyer, his costar, who laughs: "I gave Stu top billing 23 years ago when we were married." Desi loves Lucy and June loves Stu. Luscious Merry Anders, the ex- Pox starlet, replaces Ann Todd as the eldest daughter in the new Erwln films and wedding bells will ring for her in a future script. Off stage. Merry's heart belongs to Jerry Goode, a premed student at the University of Iowa. He toured the Fox studio one day discovering movie stars and Merry discovered 'HIM. The television editor of an eastern newspaper likes to impress his boss with the amount of fan mail he can command. His confession to a touring Hollywoodsman: "If the mall count Is down, I take a nasty crack at either 'My Little Margie' or 'Mr. Peepers,' and the letters pour in. It alwayi works." Bob Crosby's son, Chris, 12, was rushed to the hospital after a Stuck for a good lead. West then shifted to his trump. Murray won in dummy with the jack of hearts and drew another round with the ace. Then he wisely abandoned trumps and led the ten of clubs for a finesse. West won with the queen of clubs and wondered what to do next. He was sure that a club return would be fatal, and he was almost positle that a diamond return would just give declarer a trick with the queen of diamonds. Hence West picked the only return that wasn't immediately fatal —the queen of spades. This fine defense didn't faze the Canadian star at all. He ruffed the queen of spades led a trump to the dummy, discarded a diamond on the jack of spades, cashed the ace of clubs, and threw West in with * third round of c'ubs. Now West could find no escape. If he led another spade, declarer could ruff in either hand and discard the losing diamond from the other. Hence West lad a low diamond, hoping against hope that his partner had the flueen. The hope was vain, for Murray let the diamond come around to his own queen, and the dif'icult game contract was now safe. school playground fall. Concussion fears proved false and he's okay. . . , Xavier Cugat and Abbe tao» face the cameras next month for their long-delayed, 39-half-hour TV fllmusicals. THE HAL ROACH TV studio to averaging eight half-hour telefilm shows a week. That's enough film for 150 full-length movies a year- three times the output of any major movie studio. . . .David Brian is on leave of absence from Mr. District Attorney for a movie to be filmed in Manila. He costari with Ruth Hussey. Reed Hartley's TV emoting in "Public Defender" and "Racket Squad" won him the role of an FBI sleuth in Aubrey Schenck's big-screen flicker, "Big House, U. S. A." Medic has a different title on TV alley. It's called "Drug-Net." Mark it down as definite that Milton Berle is deserting live TV next season for a half-hour situation comedy on film. Even Mr. Television has seen the light. Now it's Marion Davies, authoress. Her name appears in the title credits of the new Arthur Lake- Patricia Van Cleve TV pilot film as the teleplay writer. She's Patricia's aunt. TELEVISION for Fred Astaire now that most top movie names have succumbed to the lure of picture-tube magic? "I don't want to do anything on TV," he shrugged. "Somebody called me from New Tork recently to ask If I'd do 3» live, one-hour shows. 1 almost fainted. Imagine doing* five dancing numbers live every week. It just can't be done." Merle Oberon collected $12.500 for that Best o! Broadway emoting In the "Man Who Came to Dinner," a slick show all the way around. . . .Dale Storm's a cover girl again —on the new Issue of Radio-TV Mirror. . . .As a Saturday morning small-fry olfering, the filmed Abbott and Costello shows are getting fantastic] ratings. Red Buttons set a TV record hiring and firing 34 writers last season. He's apparently aiming it a new-record this year—10 writers to date and the season's hardly started. . . .TV fans who read the headlines are confusing Anne Jeffreys (Mrs. Robert Sterling with Ann Sterling, the frequently front- paged doll. Moviegoers are due for a case of confusion if- two new films, "Desperate Hours" and "You're Never Too Young," wind up as a double bill. Raymond Burr plays a policeman In one and a thief In the other. In the early silents Jack Mulhall played the same roles in the sam« film—and chased himself. 15 Years Ago In B/ythtv;//«— Although bad weather may b» here soon, farmers who have cotton in the field now should make every effort to pick it rather than snap it, according to D. S. Lantrip, county agent. Eighteen friends of Rosemary Monahan wished her a happy birthday Saturday when her mother entertained for her at their home. Miss Jane Branson, student at Brenau College, Gainsvllle, Qa., spent last night here With her parents. Misi Branson is enroute to Des Moines. la., where she will attend the 18th national convention of the Associated Collegiate Press. She is editor of the Brenau annual. Travel Talk Answar to Previous Puztlt ACROSS 1 Motor coach 4 Prophet 8 Stuff, as a suitcase 12 Goddess of infatuation U She pulls a i buggy 14 Chest rattle ' 15 Travel about i idly 116 Gullet ; 18 Removed outer coat '20 Articles 21 Nothing 22 Gaelic 24 Spasms 2t Egyptian goddess n Japanese coin 30 Slanted type 12 Writ summoning jurors 14 Calm J3 Aphrodite'! beloved MXMt IT Indigo 36 D««iertl 44 City in Oklahoma 41 Compass point 42 Depart, as on a trip 49 Came in 49 AmuM 91 Night before an event 5) Maple genut 53 Girl's nam'e 34 Tennis stroke 5S Slight hollow 5(1 Inferior 1781111 DOWN 1 Luggage 2 \Vestern state 3 Not traveling 4 Odor 5 Comfort 6 Eats away 7 Corded fabric 8 Shipping container 9 Fury 10 Astringent 11 Disorder 17 Showed disfavor 19 French city 23 Opponent 26Boadicea's 41 Heaters people 42 Guide 27 Honestly 43 Noun ending 28 City in 44 Solar disk Pennsylvania 46 Insect eggs 29 Headland 47 Cry of 31 More senseless bacchanals. 24 Clenched hand33 Sound 48 Obligation 25 Passage in 38 Fancy 50 Distant the brain 40 Turn outward (prefix) I 3 m £7 f r ZT 10 J IT

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