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PAGE SIX •LTTHETTM.B fARK.) COURIER HBWS FRIDAY, 'APRIL IT, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUEIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. " Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25o per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year 12 50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Else wh»t shall they do which are baptized for (he de»d, If (he dead rise not at all? why are Ihey then baptized for the dead? — 1 C'or. 15:29. * * * All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed In the very promise of their faculties. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Barbs Women are just as important as men in today's struggle, sas's a college professor. Aren't they why we have the struggle? * * * A Kansas man of 65 eats three raw onions a day because he thinks II will make him live lonter. And he'll keep It up even If it kills other people. * * * Why do they have palms in the ritzy restaurants where tipping isn't allowed? * * * Nowadays room l« helping; dad put up the •creeni — that's what take: him so long. * * * Now that the lid is off of everything, people have started blowing their tops, too. Here's a Good Chance To Fill a Great Need Blytheville's Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion which devotes an admirable amount of its time and energy toward helping youngsters in a day and age when youth sorely needs a firm guiding hand, is offering you an opportunity to do your part in this work. Post Commander A. S. Harrison has announced that the Legion is seeking volunteer assistants to help with its Big 1 Brother program, which is aimed at rehabilitation of former industrial school inmates. These volunteers arc being sought from among ministers and their congregations. We have an idea tli?t tho response from the ministers will be somewhat greater than that from the various congregations. Most ministers have their hands full with their pastoral chores. And most of the city's known civic leaders also have their quota of activities. If you aren't currently engaged in some work of a civic nature, here's your chance to help better the society which most of us agree could ust some improvement. These youngsters deserve a break. This rehabilitation program can mean a future citizen reclaimed from a wasted life launched by one error of unguid- td youth. And you can help accomplish this. Let's Hope West's Defenses Hold Under Peace Barrage The peace offensive of the Russians has been raging for some, weeks now, and top American leaders still are showing a healthy skepticism about it. This altitude contradicts plainly any notion that wt have learned nothing from our painful dealings with the Kremlin. President Kisenhower, Senator Taft and Senator Wiley all have publicly declared that the West dare not be lulled into lowering its guard. They show no disposition to favor more than fat-trimming reductions in defense spending unless and until the Soviet Union puts far more on the line than it has so far in its peace moves. Our statesmen, and others in t h e West, too, recognize that "peace'' is just another kind of combat to the Russians. Besides believing that, the new Malenkov regime may need a breather for internal purposes, westtvn leaders feel the Kremlin may be trying to slow us down defense-wise while the Communists build up their power. This could hold for the immediate battlefield situation in Korea and Indo- China, and it could hold aa well for such things as augmenting the Russians' stockpile of atomic bombs. It does not really matter what specific combination of purposes Moscow has. The important thing is that we do not accept their smiling overtures at face value, that we insist on maintaining our deft-nse programs and the vital machinery of NATO and other International arrangements. The danger of weakening on this front, however, is not yet at its peak. Peace maneuvers find many average citizens, especially among the nations of western Europe, all too ready to buy the whole package. If Russia should now go the full way for a Korean truce and then propose, a genera! Far Eastern settlement, a re-opening of the Austrian treaty issue, and a pact for a united Germany, the urge toward a relaxation of western vigilance would be powerful. ' For the sake of our freedom, we must hope that such a peace barrage will find our leaders no less skeptical than they arc today. Rut it will not be easy for them to resist the clamor of those who feel that a warm smile from the Kremlin is the signal for us to get back to the ball park. Readers Views To the Editor: You are asking what people want to do about the sewers? The new territory naturally wants sewers, but not at the cost to get them. The old territory in the three districts want the people taken off who do not belong there and whose* property never was in the district nor paid any part of the cost. Had the City Council followed its real duty to these property owners, these many new additions Would not have been permitted to join and thus over-crowd a sewer that was merely adequate for the original territory which formed the district. This unfair deal by the city officials has naturally disgusted the property owner In these old districts, and in my opinion ft is going to take more than mere "hot air" from these officials to get the property owner who has a sewer that Is pnld for to come along now and pay practically the same as the fellow who got himself in "silk stocking row" with a line new house and no sewer. The fact is, this new developed territory could form a small district and build just as the citizens who composed the three districts, and just as Pride Addition is now doing. I think it would be possible to create n district covering the entire city, and under a real competent Board of Commissioners, and Board of Assessors, all territory could be served. In this way equitable consideration could be given for present improvements, taken In consideration with the benefits of a new and better system. In this way. certainly the present houses without .sewer would pay more than 25% of what the old district property owners must pay on the basis of water used. I do not find (hnt citizens generally are willing to trust our city officials to handle the sewer question. You may say that by paying on the water bill as a basis, the tenant will pay. That is not going to work, for in the end the property owner must stand I he burden. By forming a district he will be at the bottom to start with and tenants can pay by increased rents that will have to come. Do not waste time and money calling an election until you have a flouting population, without a pot to use but with a vote, to overcome the property owner's opposition. FRANK C. DOUGLAS Views of Others There's A Moral In It According to the Wall Street Journal, there ore more television sets in use in Chicago than there ure home telephones and bathtubs. There are 1.360,000 TV sets, 1,320,000 home telephones, and 1,260,000 bathtubs. ^ That ought to prove something about human nature, but we can't quite put our finger on just what it is. —Lexington (Ky.) Leader. SO THEY SAY What are you retailers going to give kids from six to 12 for memories to live with such as ours? — President Eisenhower, addressing American Retail Federation convention. * * * The commodities may have changed, but the atmosphere hasn't — not in my store, at least. — James Muuurafic, grocer in President Eisenhower's old neighborhood, In Abilene, Kan. * * * We cmi't take a chance with a U. S. senator, if investigation shows any senator to be ft bad security risk, he ought to be treated the same as any other employe. — Sen. Wayne Morse ,lnd.,i Ore.), on proposed loyally check of Senate em- ployes. t * * The Elsenhower era begins as the Stalin era ends. — Secretary of State John roster Dulles. Who's Making a Monkey of Whom? Peter Edson's Washington Column — No Signs of Patronage Shuffle Are Seen on Treasury's Staff By PETER EDSON EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There is probably less excitement at the Treasury Department over the possibility of a political houseelean- ing than in nny government agency in Washington. Secretary George M. Humphrey has given every indication of running his shop there as a continuing business, instead as a political pa- Peter EtJson tronage m a- chinc. In this he is setting some- :hing of an example for other ne\V bureaucrat; in town, Only a dozen or so top pollcy- naking officials have been brought nto the Treasury by Secretary Humphrey, out of 75 presidential- appointee jobs available, bout lalf of Treasury's 500 lawyers are lot under civil service. But the word has gone out that replacements offer po problem, as all positions are satisfactorily filled. Secretary Humphrey's estimate hat $50 million could be cut from ho Truman Treasury budget of $665 million will probably mean a •eduction of 3500 jobs. But there vill be no wholesale firings. Most of the changes finally made re likely to be at Bureau of Inter- al Revenue. Reorganizing this Treasury right arm has been sized ip as a year's job. to rlenn out he mess left by the Truman administration. Elsewhere in the Treasury, the wecpinq change of policies so reely predicted between election ind inauguration days has not developed. lso its: I An unnoticed statement by the i Interest rate. Treasury recent! > Treasury, in response to a con-1 settled this by offering $1 billio gressional inquiry, has reaffirmed in 3^4 per cent bonds maturing i the gold policies of the former ad- 1083, but callable after 1978. Before this new government deb financing policy was determined all the pressure in the presen bond drive being sparked by Mar Pickford and other was on th good old reliable series E saving bond. While the top Treasury commani has been extremely close-mouthei about Its new plans and policies a group of Amherst and ML Hoi yoke students came to town recenl ly and scooped the entire Washing ton press corps in an exclusive off-the-record conference with Un dersecretary Marion B. Polsom Out of H came several ttdb 1. Convertibility of world cur rencles will have to come first before there can be return to a gold standard of some kind. 2. If individual and excess prof Its taxes are both allowed to ex pire next Jan. 1, it will 'save the Treasury 52.3 billion over Con gressman Reed's proposal for cut on June 30. If these taxes are extended to June 30, 1954, as Sena tor Byrd proposes, the Treasury will save an additional $2.5 billion 3. Treasury tan alms were stat ed as:: First, simplification. Sec ond, removal of inequities. Third tax laws that will provide the Jeasl obstacle to economic growth of the country. 4. The tax policies now being worked out were listed as: First, ministration. It was pointed out that any alteration in the gold content of the dollar which changed the government's gold policy Would require an act of Congress. The Treasury is said to oppose any such legisla- *ion because of the inflationary effect such a program would have on the domestic economy of the u. s. It was explained that careful study had been given by the new Treasury administration to both the subsidy and the free marketing programs for newly mined gold. Although the Department was said to be sympathetic to the problems of the gold-mining industry, the Treasury did not favor the adoption of either program at the present time. With this brief announcement, the hopes of many western gold miners and many new gold-standard advocates were sent glimmering. The new Treasury team has also been making plans to refinance the public debt. One of the first .acts of Deputy Secretary W. Randolph Burgess was to stop the sale of series J and K government bonds. These issues were intended ments for maturing as replace- F and G bonds, but they have not sold well. Approximately a billion dollars' worth of F and G series bonds are maturing this year, Thev have not sold well, either. v From one to two billion dollars' worth of new money has to be raised this year. The question had been whether to do it by long-term finding the proper balance between individual, corporate and excise taxes. Second, making liberal allowances for depreciation to en courage Investment. Third, obtaining the proper relation between _..„ .... r ._ r _. ,„ ..... ___ _., or short-term loans, and at what j federal, state and local taxes. Sunday School Lesson — Written for NBA Service By W. E. Gllroj, D. D. The principal seting of the scenes and events of the New Testament, especially the Fotir Gospels ami the life of Christ was In Palestine. But a broader setting involving a great part of what \vas then the known world became a reality as the number of disciples increa-t-ri. They spread to various areas and new converts were won in many pagan cities. The reading of the New Testament, particularly the Book of the Acts and the Epistles"of Sninl Paul, is made more interesting if we have some knowledge of that ancient \vorld. The city of Damascus, for instance, to which Paul was journeying when his conversion chanced his whole life, is said to be the world's oldest, pity. It's oriftin dates back to as Ions before the birth of Christ as our time has been since Christ's binh. 1 have read that it was a city before Babylon begon. Damascus was the royal city of Syria, and there are numerous rcfinvniTs to It In the Old Testament and the records of the ware of Lsrud. The single New Testament reference Is In connection with the conversion of Paul. But to me it is interesting Unit a c,ro»p of ChiiMian disciples were already there, bringing the new hie ol Lhe Gospel to Ihe oldest of all cities. It was a different challansc. that Christianity met at Antioch. about three hundred miles north of Jerusalem in a very new city. It was the f'.reiitesi and most. mafiniticiput of sixteen Antiochs lhat Sclents Nlka- tor (U. G. 312 2BO). n successor la Alexander the Great, built, and named after his father Antlocnus. mi.iied on the navigable river of Oroiucs 14 milos from the med- itcrrean, Antioch was then a city of half-a-million people on the great line of trade between east and west and immensely prosperous and wealthy. In its splendor it aspired to surpass all other cities of that ancient world. A visitor impressed with the boardwalk in our Atlantic City would be even more interested in the double-colonnaded corso that ran in a straight line through Antioch for five miles, with statues, fountains, flowers and adornments along the way. And If the visitor to Mount Ru.shmorc is impressed with the sculptured heads of our Presidents, what would he think of a whole mountain sculptured into a vast statue of Charon? This was Mt. Sulpius looming above the city. But with nil its wealth, culture, grandeur, and pagan temples, Antioch had a sinister distinction. It was the wickedest, most licentious city of Its time. Roman moralists, decrying the evils of their own city, were wont to say that "the Orentes had overflowed the Tiber." Yet it was here In Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. It was the Christian Gospel and the Christian way, penetrating a world of evil and of pagan culture. It is a symbol of the Christian Gospel and I lie Christian was ever opposing and conquering evil, establishing a new culture and splendor upon moral and spiritual foundations. THE ONLY Pi,ACES In the mod- jrn world where a man can spit are the bathroom which he can feet In by chance, and the dentist's i chair by appointment. — ElUville (G».) Sun. I • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Take This Advice; It's Worfh Knowing By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Experienced players are used to the idea of giving up the first trick WEST NORTH 17 A AQJ74 V J6 • 62 *KJ82 EAST *8 * K 10952 VAKQ10S4 V9832 »J873 »5 +73 4654 SOUTH (D) *63 • AKQ1094 + AQ109 East-West vul. Wes4 North IV 1 + Pass 3 + Pass Pass South I « 2* 5 + East Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—» K in a long suit when the final contract is no-trump. The Idea is to make sure that you can win the rest of the suit while you still have a way of leading to it. When the hand is played nt a trump contract this maneuver ss very rare. The trump suit usually furnishes all the entries you need for your long suit. In today's hand, however, this unusual play ts required. West opened the king of hearts and continued with the queen, South ruffing with the 'line of clubs. Declarer then drew three roundi of trumps tnding In dum- Erskine Jdhnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: The pretty-boy era is sweeping over Hollywood again. It's the day of eye-enchanters— Tony Curtis, Tab Hunter, Eock Hudson and Fernando Lamas, The rugged, unpretty heroes, like Gene Evans, aren't having it as easy as Cagney, Tracy, Robinson and otlv ers had it in the era when a flaw less profile was a liability. Gene clicked big two years ago i "The Steel Helmet" and now is co-starring with Lew Ayres In 'Dortovan's Brain," but he's la menting: 'I'd like to have been around in that time when the rugged, big guy was the thing. Or when you'd team a homely guy with a good-looking suy like Gable. I was born too .ate." Gene replaced Scott Brady In 'Golden Blade" because Scott wouldn't take second billing to Bock Hudson. "Billing doesn't mean anything to me," says Gene "If you do a good job in a pto ture, that's what counts." Studios bidding for Laraine Day's services won't be getting the "Miss-Day-regrets" answer if she likes the parts and the scripts. For the first time in six years, Laraine told me between scenes for the first Lux Video Theater telefilm being made by Gross- Krasne, she's set up her life so she can return to the major studios for pictures. "Pictures are still second with me,.though," she added. "My life as Mrs. Leo Durocher and baseball come first." Hollywood, according to Laraine, hasn't yet come up with a role that's "exactly what I want. I'd like to do a romantic love story. Most of the time Hollywood's offered me nurse parts. They have never forgotten the nurse I played in the Dr. Kildare series. I send those scripts right back." TV TASTE IN HIS MOUTH MGM'S new dancing star, Bclfby Van, who comes into his own with Jane Powell In "Small Town Girl" and with Debbie Reynolds In "Affairs of Dobie Gillis," can't do television because of his studio contract. But that's fine with Bobby, who's had a taste of TV and groans: "I did 'Show of Shows' with Sid Caesar and almost got ulcers. My doctor said I had to quit." Worried about being hailed as "the second Bay Bolger"? Not Bobby. "It's not bad being compared to somebody who's great. It's when they liken you to somebody who's second rate that you have to worry." Marilyn Monroe — seven straight historical pictures in a row in hoopskirts. "I did a TV commercial In modern clothes the other day," Julia grinned, "and I felt positively naked. I'd faint if they gave me a modern, picture." Julia's ticked with being an outdoor heroine in "The Stand at that "the training is wonderful, mo'.orn picture." Julia's tickled with being an outdoor heroine in "The Stand at Apache Pass" and wants it known that "the training is wonderful The roles are beter in westerns these days. When I was a litle. girl, the heroine just stood in the corner and screamed. She stiU screams but she has dialog, too." ACTING BUG BITES HIM IT'S a heckuva thing to say just as Hollywood's going into a cycle of wide-screen and 3-D musicals, but Tom Morton, brought to movie- town because he .could dance, would like the studios to forget that he can do leaps and whirls. Tom just played what he calls "one of the best parts ever given to a young actor in Hollywood" in "Prom Main Street to Broadway" and he's ready to drop the song-and-dance racket." "My prime fight," he told me, "is NOT to be a singer and a dancer. There arc already two great dancers in this . business- Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. I'd rather be known as an actor who just happens to be able to do a little dancing and singing when it's necessary." London's famous Denham Studio has gone under the auctioneer's gavel. Such British classics as "Four Feathers," "Odd Man Out," and "This Happy Breed" wers filmed there. RIPLEY cartoons a man who has operated a garage for 26 years and never learned to drive. After seeing what other drivers did, ha decided to stay out of it. — New Orleans States. Julia Adams wouldn't wish It on my. What next? The thoughtless player might begin on the diamonds by cashing the ace and then the king. This would lead only to grief. South would be able to make only his three top diamonds, and dummy would eventually have to lose two spade tricks. The careful declarer could begin the diamonds by leading a low diamond from the dummy and finessing the nine from the South hand. West would lake the jack of diamonds, to be sure, but dummy would still have a diamond to reach the South hand. South would therefore be able to take the remaining five diamonds, on which he could discard four spades from the dummy. Hence this ine of play would enable declarer to make his contract. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — John CaudilU who attends the Jniversity of Oklahoma at Norman, arrived yesterday to spend the Easter holidays with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Caudill. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson have •eturned from Poplar Bluff where they attended R meeting of the Southeast Missouri Lumber Association held there. Miss Imogene Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Forbes of Black Oak, will be married tomorrow; to William Ervin Young, son of Mrs. Eunice Young of this city. The ceremony will be solemnized in the Black Oak Methodist Church Easter Sunday. Little Jerry Clemens Is busily saving pennies, hoping some day they'll be good for., something besides being added I to a dime to pay for simple things that used to cost a nickel. J Some Sayings Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 58 Poems 1 "A pig in a 59 fiddle . j. (prefix) 5 Osculate 60 B °ws 9 "The gift of 61 '' °f th » 12 "Money is the root of all 13 "Satan finds mischief for hands" 14 "Long, long 15 Interpretation 17 "A bit of the old " 18 "Can't see the woods for the 19 Science of the ear 21 "Take -— in a place" 23 Edge 24 Mrs. Cantor 27 "The for power" ' 29 "A child" 32 Dinner courses 34 Mountain ridges 36 Turkish hospice 37 Ta'ke offense 38 South European 39 ". to the rear" 41 Fish esgs 12 "An unruly 14 Bewildered 16 "Haunted by evil " 19 Autograph 53 " and hers" 54 A moon 56 Emmet 57 Mineral rocks i)'Urberville»' VERTICAL 1 Impudent 2 Preposition 3 Cattle statesmen" 5 "The whole • and caboodle" 6 " . Delighl 7 Narrow opening 8 Spanish gentleman 9 Gas measuring device 10 Eager 11 " and soul" 16 "Tristan and 20 Citrus fruits \ 22 Evicts 24 " and Osiris" '25 "There's Nothing Like 26 Danger exaggerators 28 Weeds' 30 City in Nevada 31 Italian city 33 Day for tree planting 35 Revoke 40 Ate a sample 43 Buffalo 45 Apportion 46 "Just a battle" 47 "Trail of the Lonesome 48 Polynesian plant 50 "T,o cue's time" 51 Indians 52 Soldier's kit 55 Worm 7 8

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