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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAQIfUUK BLTTRCTTLLB (AKK.) OOUKICT H1WI FRIDAY, MARCH I, IfM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TRB OOCRIEK NEWS OO. E. W RAINES, Publisher BAXHI A. HAINZ8, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ok National Advertising Representatives: Wall** Witaer Co., l*e» York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphlr entered as second class matter »t tht post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Con- glut, October 9, 1917. ifember ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o( Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is main- .tained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, JS.50 per year. $3.50 tor sue months, »2.00 for three months; by mill outside 50 mile xme. 112.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible tor money (Mid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And being not weak in faith he considered not hte own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadne« of Sunn's womb:—Romans 4:19. * * * All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.—Emerson. BARBS One of the easiest way to go on a diet It to •top buying the aweet, tasty things you really ean't afford. * * * A Taineatee couple was jailed for keeping their ehildM o«t of Khool. We'll bet the kids hate the * ¥ * After you're talked back to a traffic cop, it's hard to believe that free speech is guaranteed under the constitution. * * * Pianoi are not strictly furniture, but should be used only u such in some homes. * * * With moet TV viewers the question ot the hour then days h, "My foeh. t> H that later Atomic Showdown While declining to participate in President Eisenhower's admirable plan for world-wide peaceful development of atomic energy, the Soviet Union has continued to boast mightily that it leads all other nations in such peaceful uses. The United States thinks this is an empty boast. It has now called the Soviet bluff by making available for sale or lease ?1 billion of nuclear fuel for the building of atomic i-eactors in the U.S. and the free world. Th« President's program would distribute 44,000 pounds of Uranium 235 for civilian purposes in America, and a similar amount abroad to countries which do not produce it on their own. What this means is that this nation is going ahead to carry out the President's atoms-for-peace plan without Russia. Even the most skeptical neutralists were deeply impressed by the plan when Mr. Eisenhower announced it in December, 1953. His latest move should show them he was not talking idly. The Soviet Union cannot any longer rest its claims of peaceful atom development on mere propaganda. To match this country it will have to deliver the goods beyond its own borders, where the uranium can be felt and measured. It should be appreciated that while the timing of the President's newest announcement bore some relation to recent Soviet boasts, the program as outlined has been in the making for some time. We have understood for long months that Russia has no intention of joining a global peace plan, although more than 30 nations already have signified their approval of it. Hence we have been preparing to push ahead on our own. February 22, 1956, may prove a more important milestone than December 8, 1953, for the latter was promise but the former spelled action. What the President has now done represents the finest instincts of America at work. It reflects truly the traditions we live by. Truth is always the best propaganda, and Mr. Eisenhower has . given the world a fresh glimpse of the truth about America. Piercing the Fog Clouds Enough dust has been raised over the adequacy of the nation's military air policy to warrant giving the matter a thorough look. Hence we can only welcome the developing move for a congressional Inquiry into it. No doubt * good many criticism* of present policy are politically inspired, but some come from sober, responsible men who study these issues closely. Where th« country's safety is concerned, full cofiuunc* t h * t the issues «r* meant asking Marching question*, w« Tht key matter* involved art our must aak them. long-range guided missile program and our bomber development. Any marked deficiency on either score could be crucial. At the worst our very survival is at stake. But any really measurable Russian superiority will have its damaging effect, for it could make heavy impact on the fence-sitters in Asia and elsewhere. Even as it is they are more than ordinarily susceptible to Russian argument. One fears some may be ready to topple into the Soviet Camp at the first provable evidence that the Kremlin leads the arms race. Whatever investigation may shape up, the American citizen may be permitted to hope it will be conducted in full cognizance that the issuess are_ grave. This being 1956, politics will surely show its head. Yet sober statesmanship must prevail in any. probe of this vital field. VIEWS OF OTHERS Meany, Reuther: the South Southerners will remember not too long ago the effort Of Walter Heather's CIO to unioni2e the South in "Operation Dixie." The most notable thing about the attack of the union on Southern workers and Southern industry was its failure. But the Old did not give up easily, it caused much disturbance and disorder and aU the rest that goes with organizational efforts by the CIO. Now, with the CIO amalgamated into the AFL-CIO, President George Meany and Vice President Walter Reutner have announced a new effort to unionie the South. Significantly, one of the primary objectives of their drive against the South is to destroy the "Right to Work" laws that so many Southern itates have. Meany and Reuther want to wipe those lair statues protecting a basic American right off the law books. That should give a clue to the thinking of Meany and Reuther. The "Right to Work" laws are not anti-union. They are pro-everybody — everybody, that is, except would-be tyranta. The "Right to Work" laws say a worker cannot be fired for not belonging to a union. The laws protect every worker's right simply to make up his mind for himself. That's what Meany and Reuther don't like — the right of American workers to think for themselves and choose for themselves. If Meany and Reuther can kill off Che "Right to Work" laws as they hope they can ,then they will have an easier time .putting economic pressure on people who don't want to belong to unions. Without the "Right to Work" laws, Meany and Reuther could force a man to be fired if he decided not to join a union. To keep his job a man could have to fork over a part of his pay in union due* to Meany and Reuther. And it i« significant that these political labor labor bosses use part of the union-collected funds to support political campaigns of lefties — and particularly those who operate on the NAACP- type anti-South platform. When Meany and Reuther come into the South to try to deny Southerners the protection of their right to work, to try to force workers into their organization against the workers' will, to try to take a part of each worker's paycheck to UM politically to try to help the NAACP force desegregation on the South, then Southerners who belong to unions and those who don't would do well to take another look at Messrs. Meany and Reuther and ask themselves if they want to have anything to do with that kind of '"leadership." —Chattanooga, News-Free Press Long-Distance Latch He had Some sound and familiar things to say about teen-age troubles, but when William H. Brueckner, director of the Chicago Commons Associations, told a St. Louis audience federal aid to education would be 8 fine way to combat Juvenile delinquency—well, we've added a recommendation for federal school grants to study the "total approach to youth," whatever on earth that It. Coming from Chicago, the man should know worst conditions of juvenile deliquency often are found in cities which have the best school systems and need no Washington krgesse at all. During the war almost every project or attempted raid on federal coffers was urged under the guise of military necessity—it made no difference whether it was a St. Lawrence Seaway, cost-plus contracts that sent workers for Florida vacations or militant control of the Japanese beetle. The long-distance latch-on is an old gimmick of bounty hunters. They hitch their bundle wagons to whatever'headline star happens to be In the ajsoendency.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY It Is the spirit, not troops or bayonets, that will solve the problem of successful Integration, We cannot'upset habits overnight that are older than the republic. — Adlal Stevenson, on racial desegregation. » * * !f (Gov. Frank) Lausche continues to refuse to discuss the Issues 1 will go to the It Ohio oltles myMlf and dlscfiM them In front of. a ra- c«nt chair which will represent Lausche. — Sen. Oeorge Bender (H-O), after Democrat Lausche turned down hi.- request for public debates In their upcoming race tor the U. I. Senate. * * * The fastest man I ever saw was Lefty Drove, but Bob Feller was the only pitcher who threw his curve just as quick as his fast ball. — Bill Orleve, who recently retired after 11 yeart at ta Amirlcaa League umpire. "Boris Just Wrote That Dirty Word Again' Psttr Idson'i Wa$hington Column — Dreams of Full Employment Are Drawing Closer to Realization NEA Washington Correspondent * WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The tenth anniversary of the Full Employment Act of 1946 is now being celebrated. Unemployment —now just under three million — is still regarded as too high. But the irreducible minimum for unemployment due to job changes and seasonal layoffs is now put at around 2 per cent ot the labor force. With 69 million in the labor force, unemployment should be under 1.5 million. . There are too many depressed areas of chronic underemployment, and their problems have not been solved. Future technological unemployment from automation is probably the biggest unsolved problem. But with 63 million U.S. workers now on the job relatively full employment has arrived. A glance at the record of 10 years ago when the Pull Em ployment Act was first considered, shows that many experts thought its objectives were unattainable. The dreamers of 1946 were talking about the desirability of having 60 million jobs in the postwar economy. American Economic Review in 1944 concluded there was little chance for full employment after the war. It said employment would decline to the levels of 1939, when there were 45 million employed and nine million unemployed. Commercial and Financial Review in 1945 said that 50 to 55 million jobs at the end of the war would provide a, fair measure of prosperity. National Assn. of Manufacturers, in a March 4, 1946 press release, said we would have about 56 million employed. Saturday Evening Post in May of that year carried an article, "The 60 Million Jab Myth." It was highly critical of the full employment goal as government policy What happened after the war made all such prophets look pretty sorry. Civilian employment dropped to postwar low of 53 million in 1945, with only one million unemployed. Next year it was 56 million employed, with two million unemployed due to heavy military service discharges. Employment reached the 60-mll- lion goal at the end of 1950, and it has not been below that figure since. Peak employment was 65 million in the fall of 1955. And there are now predictions of 70 million jobs by 1965. Whether the Full Employment of 1946 has been responsible for this good record is debatable, admits H. Christian Sonne, chairman of National Planning Association, A symposium of views has just Sunday School Lesson— Written let HI* Seme* How true to the Bible ire th songs and hymns that are com monly sung? Especially, how effec tive do they express the reality an appeal of the Gospel messag wnich Is the Bible's supreme wor of life? The recently reported restriction on music in , Roman Catholi churches are of primary interest t those of Roman Catholic faith; bu they inevitably prompt a questio concerning the music, songs, an hymns in the genera] field of relifi ion, and particularly among Proi estants. It is obvious that here we ar confronted with something very different from conditions that ari uuder strict authoritarian control In the freedom among Protestants and similar religious groups, be that freedom something to defend commned, or condemn, there IL nothing to prevent anyone from writing a religious song or hymn There IE nothing to prevent any congregation from using it In wor ship. It Is a situation that Induces much variety and imperfection, t not actual abuse. Considering how great the excesses might be It Is perhaps remarkable that tht major denominations are almost Ideal In the care and restraint with which hymns and tunes have been selected. In these days when we talk ol ecumenlty, which Is the onenesi of Christendom, the hymnbook Is the greatest symbol and expression of Christian unity. Protestants sing the Roman Catholic Cardinal Newman's "Lead Kindly Light," and orthodo* Protestants sing such jongs by Unitarians as Bowrlng's "in the Cross ol Christ I Olory," and Oliver Wen. dell Holmes' "Lord of All Being Throned Afar." The hymnbook la more ecumenical than tht National council, or the World Council, of Churches. Would that all religious life and expression were ti broad and comprehensive at the hymnbooltl When we think of the to-called "gospel songs" It la t different matter Here sentimental dlttlei, of a popular music-hall type, with little of Oospel truth or persuasion, are often Interspersed with tuneful melodies that do have Chris- tian quality. To me, the failure has been especially degrading In the realm of evangelism, In which songs and music might, be particularly expected to express all the power and yearning of the Gospel appeal. When, in our present century, I heard crowds singing about "Brightening the Corner Where You Are," and young folks encouraged to sing "Glory for Me," Instead of nobly singing to the glory of God, I could not help but sense a great descent from the days of Moody and Sankey, with its typical song Sankey's beautt- fui "There were Ninety and Nine," a poetical expanded version of the Parable of the Los Sheep (Luke 15). I suppose I am one of few who remember Sanlcey. I was young, In Toronto, when Moody came for an evangelistic campaign not long be fore he died. Sankey came for jus 1 one day. He was old and blind, bul his voice was still mellow. He sal down at a little organ in the great Massey Hall and -sang the song that for many years had accompanied Moody's appeal. The memory of It still thrills me I would that ail gospel songs mltfit as truly ex- >ress Ood's gracious seeking of ost men. been published by N.P.A. unde the title of "The Employment Ac — Past and Future." It is edlte by N.P.A. chief economist Gerhar Colm. , Summing up, Sonne conclude that: "The problems of unemploj ment are manageable" — whe business and labor and govern ment put their best minds to wor: on them. But there are problems ahead Economist Alvin H. Hansen o Harvard rounded them up in a: N.P.A. dinner talk, observing th Full Employment Act anniversary "During the last 10 years have invested 300 billion dollar in producers' plant and equip ment," he said. "All this is essential for gr< and expansion. "But mere output of materia goods is not enough. "We have Invested far too littl in our human resources — schools hospitals, youth programs, adul education. "Our slums persist In the mids of a 400-billion-dollar gross nation al product. We have plenty of au lomoblles but not enough roads "Ten years from now we cai produce a gross national fcroduc of 550 billion dollars. Out of thi we must increase our publtc-in vestment and social-welfare budg ets." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Overruff Can Lot* a Trick By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service When a defender is given the chance to overruff, it isn't always wise for him to do so. If he has patience, he may get two tricks later instead of just one. An unusual illustration of this princi pie is given in today's hand. West opened the king of spades and East signalled for a continua tion by playing the nine. Wes signal by dropping his six obediently continued with the ace of spades, and East completed his spades. The "high-low" In spades asked SCIENTISTS say man will live to be 100 and the last 25 yean will be the teat. Now Is the time to •tart a rocking chair factory.— Laurel (Mlu.) Leader-Call. LITTLl LIZ Morrtog* hoi don* more to put «n tnd to pitting than all the dnp«f«m« to th* world •««<• WEST NORTH 4410 VAQJ » JD3 + QJI073 EAST' 4AKJ74I 49« VKIOS » 108742 4854 COUTH (O) 4832 V»87«l 4961 4AK North-South vul. touUt We* N«rt» KM* IV Pan 4V Pass Pan Pin Opening lod-4 K West to keep up the good work, so he continued with the jack of spades. Declarer ruffed In dummy with the jack of hearts, and East discarded Instead of overrufflng. Now East was bound to make .wo trump tricks. South eventually 'Inessed the queen of hearts, and East took the king. East returned his low trump to dummy's ace after which the ten of.hearts was good for the .setting trick. Had East overruffed when the third spade was led, South would have make this kln» of hearts then Instead of later, but he would not hav* won t trick with the ten, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Onstage, Offstage and Upstage: "Unfinished Symphony" Is an appropriately ironic title for lady killer Rossano Brazzl's first Hollywood movie since he clicked with U.S. moviegoer* In the Italian- made "Summertime" with Katharine Hepburn. He left an unfinished career in Hollywood 'way back In 1949 alter 'playing Professor Behr in "Little Women." Somebody In Hollywood labeled his personality a dud and he returned to Italy. Jack Palance Is dismissing those domestic discord notes with "We've them for five years." Jack and his wife. Virginia Baker, have a brood of three, including a six-weeks-old son. Cha. Cha, Cha or Ha, Ha, Ha? Dan Duryea says the next dance craze will have everyone on the dance floor doing a different step while the band laughs. Yes, Virginia, there is a Robert Strauss. Before becoming a film actor and winning an Oscar nomination for his role of "Animal" in "Stalag 17," Robert Strauss operated a "Personalized Santa Claus" agency in New York and Hollywood. Out- of-work actors visited kiddies in their homes and pepped up office parties for $15 an hour. One Christmas, prize fighter Lou Nova phoned the agency for a Santa at his home and Strauss himself donned a red suit and whiskers to take the call. Nova's children were worthy of Santa's gifts, Lou informed Strauss, except for one son. "He's been a bad boy," Lou said. "I don't think you should bring him anything this year." Deciding to hum it up, Strauss reminded Lou he was .forgetting his own childhood and that he "personally" knew Lou got into much more trouble as a lad than his son. Before the lecture was over Lou had tears in his eyes, and as Strauss left, the fighter took him to the door, saying: "I'm really grateful for wnat you said tonight." Then, giving Strauss a big tip ie asked: ribs now. He jut opened the Adam'i RK> eatery In Santa Monica, Calif. Not in th'e Script: Jay Robinson, between scenes of "Step Down To Terror": "A young actor in the chips isn't handicapped in Hollywood., In New York, however, it's a stigma. You-have to live In a coldwater flat and suffer." Selected' Shorts: Jayne Mansfield, the Monroe-carbon, leaves the cast of Broadway's "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" in May for another try at movietown big time. Even the face on the cutting room floor whistled, I hear, wmle Fox cut her film test for "The ^Vayward Bus." week young you, any- Tell me—who way?" 'Don't be s t u p i d," replied Strauss as he faded into the night. "I'm Santa Claus." There will be no acting career for eight-year-old Lola Marley, daughter of Linda Darnell. "I've made it one of thoee 'over my dead body' things," Llnrta told me. "When she's 18 she can decide for herself." That naughty book, "Lady Chatterly's Lover." may be the next : ilrn with U. S. Censorship problems. The film version was just completed in Prance with French pastry Danielle Darrieux as the zippy heroine. The plot was labeled 'Too Hot to Handle" by Hollywood. Te.t (High Noon) Rltter was announced for the warjling chore. >ut Chill Wills wound up recording he theme song from "Giant," film •ersion of the Edna Perber novel. :hill plays a Texas millionaire in he movie . . . It's 25 years 01 marriage for Charles (My Little Margie) Parrell and Virginia Valll if the Palm Springs Racquet Club . Vince Barnett, actor' and professional ribber, is behind the South would win any return and vould draw the rest of the trumps with dummy's ace and queen. If you are given the chance to overruff, one simple test will usually tell you whether or not to do so. If your trump is otherwise worthless, take your trick If your :rump will be good for a trick ater on. it.will often be wise to ,et the trick go. Brando Has Kofe of Wily Okinawan By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I*—This that vastly independent man Marlon Brando embarks on & new film adventure that will take him to Japan to play a wily Okinawan. Last year at this time, Brando was about to win his long-awaited, long-deserved Academy Award. He remarked that the film he wanted to do next—he was then making a musical, "Guys and Dolls"—was the John Patrick comedy "Teahouse of the August Moon." Marlon Gels Whatever Marlon wants, Marlon gets. MGM was only too happy to meet his terms in order to sign him for the role David Wayne created on Broadway (later played by Burgess Meredith and Larry Parks on the road). I caught up with Brando before his departure for the Orient. He was lunching at Paramount with George Englund, handsome young producer for Brando's Pennebaker Po'ductions. "I'm very happy about 'Teahouse,' " Brando remarked. "We've got a fine cast, Delbert Mann is a great director, and filming it is Japan should give added value. Funny "It's a very funny story. But more than that, it says something. It has a lesson in Internationality which I think Is valuable foday. It should help In promoting understanding." -, The picture .will be filmed at Kyoto, Nara and other locations. Others in the cast include Glenn Ford as the bewildered occupation officer, Louis Calhern as his superior, Eddie Albert as the psychiatrist, and Harry Morgan as the sergeant. The' actor said MOM artists have devised a fabulous makeup to orientalize him for the picture. "I wear patches on the eyelid's, face lines , and a wig," he sald. "It's really great. I don't think that the makeup men get the credit they deserve for their contribution to pictures." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Eddie B. David, Arkansas State Policeman, is expected to return today from West Memphis where he has been on duty the past week while federal men were making a bridge survey. Mrs. E. C. Fatten is resting well at Walls Hospital where she underwent a tonsilectomy this morning. Mrs. S. S. Sternberg has returned from Miami Beach and Havana where she has been vacationing for more than a month. Food for Thought ACROSS 1 Hot. -4 - roe 8 Black - . soup 12 Arabian robe 13 Crippled 14 Monster 15 Click beetle 18 Dislikes Id More staid ZOAnds 21 Sh« at« an apple 22 Boston's favorite Hah (pl.) 24 Ice cream holder It Repair 27 Period 30 Opposed 32 Calm 34 More impudent 31 Wlpei out 3«Ab« tract b«in| 37 Soil 3« Light fog la called this 40 Reduce 41 Evergreen 42 Parlor 4iC*Mt«d. 41 Chinf * placet 51 Barrier 92 Ancient JapantM iS Heraldic bind MFireplcccJuel IlWinden 2 Musical instrument 3 Vegetable raisers 4 Blackboard material 5 Possess 6 Fine 7 German article 8 Seethes 9 Solves 10 Italian river 11 Cape 17 Sorrier 19 Fend off 33 Attack 34 Sleevelew garment J5 Baking chamber 26 Deserve 27 To be wished for 28 Individuals 29 Try 31 Closed cars 33 Asiatic plant 38 Account 40 Thll ii an extra Dtyment 41 Huns away 42 Men's party is called thll 43 Operatic Klo is called this 44 Alight 46 Poetic iilmd 47 New Mexico city 48 Work units 30 American poet M French lummen JTWorm •OWN tnuwn

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