The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 18, 1955
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BLYTHETILLI (AW.) OOOT1CT HWff FRIDAY, NOYEMBEIt 1». THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T1H COURIER NIWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher MARRY A HAINSS, Editor, Assistant Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad»ertising Manager 1 Bole National Advertising Repreaentativej: Wallace Witmer Co., New Tort. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mtmpha. Entered u «cond claw matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Ariansae, under act of Contra*, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or anj auburban town where carrier serrlce is maintained, 25c per week. By mail within a radius of 50 miles. 16.50 per year $3 50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mil* »one, »12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And when he had brought them Into hU hon»e, be set meat before them, mod rejoiced, believing in God with all his home.—AeU 16:34. * # * To believe is to be happy; to doubt is to be wretched. To believe is to be strong. Doubt cramp« energy. Belief is power.—Robertson. BARBS New Christmas wrapping paper on the market reminds us that it won't be long tiff the little »ld» will be havini a ripping good time. * * * Another thing healthy about breathing through the nose is that it makes you keep your mouth shut. * * * This hunter will pick up right where the golfer left off—bragging about thta game. » * * Jail rioters in a, Kentucky town used musical instruments »s weapons. Their idea wti to blow. » * * Too much time is spent wishing for the better thing* of life which you might well have if you didn't waste so much time -wishing. Why Not Add Trees To Barren Subdivisions? In the arid West, a tree is "A Many Splendored Thing," (if someone will forgive us for borrowing the title.) But in this area of unlimited moisture—particularly in the older residential sections —trees do not receive the same personal adoration because they abound. In Arizona, for example, home owners buy trees like they adopt babies. They study the breed, the parentage, the proper formula. And then they feed their new green baby succulent and health- giving foods and water it hourly and wrap it in warm gunny sacking. When the tree is grown (and it takes painfully long years before it will even cast a shadow) it is an object of pride. It is a part of the family. That much, at least, is true of Blytheville. For if we are not required to "baby" our trees, we are at least proud of them when they are grown—for the shade they give us and for the beauty they lend our homes and our city. This, then, is a reminder to sub- dividers who are creating new sections of our city as fast as builders can erect the homes. We have noticed a cruel absence of trees in these subdivisions. We are told that at iast the FHA is demanding at least two trees per lot in new subdivisions. These, we have been informed, are usually offshoots whose life expectancy is almost zero. The VA, we are told, does not require the trees, nor do private finance agencies. But if these new lots are not planted with fine, sturdy trees, these former cotton patches will have no more shade than .is cast by house walls and nature's beauty will be denied. Why not a rule of thumb for our new subdivisions to be followed by the sub- dividers themselves? Why not plant several six-or-seven-year-old trees in each yard, to become as much a part of the house and lot as the plumbing? Russian Smile Fades The "Geneva Spirit" is a phrase that •will pass into the lexicon of history along with the other fashions and fancies of 1955. When it was conceived in midsummer, men the world over hoped it would soon be translated into tht substance of real peace. But instead those hope* »r« now dashed. They died at the second Geneva conference which waa to begin casting tht new spirit into the flesh and blood of solid agreement) between West and East. They died because the men in the Kremlin quite plainly n«v«r had any intention of making a tettlement except on their own totally unacceptable termi. The only kind of German unity the Russian* favor in * unity that would KM would ie* W««t Germany detached from NATO, kept unarmed, and left politically neutral. In that position, the Germana would be prey to the full power of Communist subversive and propaganda forces, backed b ythe ever-present threat of a Red Army poised not far distant. The only kind of disarmament the Soviet Union is for the sort which would offer the phony appearance of enforcement and a misleading token reduction in armed strength. Even on so relatively secondary a matter as improved contact between East and West, the Russians showed interest only in those things which would benefit them— removal of trade restrictions affecting Communist lands and a step-up of technical information flowing from West to East. From all this it is thoroughly evident that, despite the broad smiles of the Russian leaders, they have not changed one iota. They still press as hard as ever for goals which have but one meaning — ultimate world domination by the masters of communism. It may be true, as it seemed at the first Geneva meeting, that the Kremlin leaders understand the folly of nuclear war as a means of achieving their end. But it is equally true that they have not forsworn any other weapon or device in the pursuit of their aims. They are trapped by the iron dictates of th.eir Communist philosophy. It preaches the final triumph of communism, and in this the men of the Kremlin stoutly and publicly proclaim their faith. Believing that, they cannot yield What they firmly hold. To Communists it is good sense to yield only when advantage has passed elsewhere, when cold appraisal indicates a particular strategy no longer serves. But the battle is never really broken off. It is simply shifted to another front. The 1955 tactic of the high level smile was one of the most striking and perhaps most effective shifts the Russians ever have employed. But in the end it can be seen by all for what it is, even by the most gullible neutralists. It is the same old cold war, dressed incongruously in the warm smile. To men who believe as the Russians do, there can be no other course than the one they follow. And every stratagem of deception they use, no matter how artful, is domed finally to failure. For the rigid logic of their purpose compels them sooner or later to show their true hand. At Geneva we have seen it once more. The elaborate charade is over. The Russians may drop the mask of the smile now, for it can serve them no longer. The real shape of the struggle is seen again, and Communists will be hard put to find a new way to conceal it. VIEWS OF OTHERS Another Nudge Newspaperl of the nation are in for another nudge of inflation. Newsprint manufacturers, whose product is us vital to newspapers as steel is to the auto industry, have hiked their prices $5 per ton. If this were the first increase In a. long time, there wouldn't have been such a howl. But it isn't. The price of newsprint has been jacked up, almost yearly, since the end ot World War II until newspapers pay approximately 300 per cent more for it now than in 1946. It's true that most newspapers you see nowadays are fat with advertising. They have to be. The ones that don't pack themselves with ads have landed on the scrap heap. That includes some big city dallies over the past few years—papers in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Philadelphia, papers that couldn't juggle around their cost sheets to meet the squeeze between the terrific production coau and revenue. If you believe that good, strong newspapers are vital to America's well being, as we do, you can see that the price of newsprint Is a problem that affects everyone, not Just the business managers of newspapera. There come* a point in every business where the price of a product can grow so ruinously high as to make further use of it prohibitive. The newsprint price may not be thert yet, but It'a heading in that direction. A lot of thi nation'i newipapers aren't going to be able to stand many more hikes in the newsprint price.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY There would be no strain at all (In a re-election campaign for President EtMnhower). Three or four television and radio program! and that would b* it.—House Republican Leader Joseph Martin. » ¥ » I read in an American newspaper a careful analyala of our situation. It Mid the Arabs would alwaya be defeated by Israel unless Egypt could buy emu from Ruasia. to I took that good American advice.—Egyptian Premier Oama) Abdel Naa- eer on why he bought arnu from the Soviet bloe Their Symbols of Hope All Die of the Same Disease Peter Idton't Washington Column — Touring Soviet Builders Amazed By Home Cotistruction in US.A. WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Robert r. Loftus, who guided the Russian housing mission on its grand transcontinental U.S. tour, had a fine time. It was his idea, in the first place. Bob's regular job is public relations expert for National Association of Home Builders. It cost NAHB around $15,000 for the Russians' travel. Local builders spent another $20,000 showing the Russians the sights in 14 cities. Loftus found the Russians smart as whips, shrewd, and possessed of surprising sense of humor in an earthy sort of way. Tell 'em a traveling salesman story with a few subtleties in it, and they wculdn't get it. But on a good barnyard joke they'd roar. Crossing Memorial Bridge into ery night Lnd came in with lipstick all over his face and collar. Another of the Russians then chimed in. "This Is not so," he said. "Mr. Loftus is my friend. I will defend him, even If I h«ve to lie." When the Russians got on airplanes, they immediately demanded all the magazines. They couldn't read a word of English. But they studied all the pictures in the advertisements like craiy. As far as housing is concerned, Loflus fears the Russians are go- Ing back home with • pretty confused idea. Everybody tried to explain everything. But the housing concepts of the two countries are rleht out of two different worlds. The Russians were all engineers and construction men, and good Washington, Loftus explained that! ones But ther(! ls no p r lvat e home the big gold horse statuary was a gilt of the Italian people. Some people didn't like the statues, he said, because the first view of Washington they gave to tourists was the rear eV of R horse. The Russians loved it. It just h: -pened that Mrs. Loftus was in San Francisco when the building industry In Russia. At the start of the tour, when the Russians were being driven around the new U.S. middle-class suburban housing developments, they didn't believe what they saw. They thought all the pretty little was n an rancisco hcuses were the summer, country lour hit there. Bob took the Rus-lhomes o( millionaires. Towards the " sians around to meet her. One of Ciem immediately began to tell her. through the State Department interpreter, that Bob was out ev- end of the tour, it began to dawn on them that there Just couldn't be that many millionaires, even In the United States, San Francisco, usually regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in" the world, left the Russian; colder than Siberia. They couldn' understand -why the people lived In all those little low houses so close together on the hills. Wh; weren't big tall apartment houses put up In their place? The multlunit, multtstoried hous Ing development like they h»d in Russia waa their concept of wha housing should be. In Russia the government owns a'il land. Through seven ministries the government builds all the hous Ing and collects alt th« rent . If easier for the landlord-governmen to keep an eye on apartment ten anta. Cheaper, too. Tht Russians—kept rrplainin that American methods weren' modern because they didn't, us onerton concrete blocks. The Rus slant ire still using masonry con structlon. Our concept of bulldln i steel framework for » big build ing, then hinging lightweight fac Ing and wills on the frame, jus Isn't known. The one sample house which th Russians bought knocked-down to shipment to Russia may have a uncertain fate. It wasn't intende for > Russian winter. Otherwise, the tour was tural exchange" success. "cu! Sunday School Lesson— WrMea te> MIA I BY WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. Just before I began to write today I had been reading In the New York Times Book Review an article about the scrolls discovered in recent, years in the caves of the Dead Sea. The scrolls date from 200 B. C. They, relate to the Essenes, a ascetic Jewish group, concerning which there has always been much speculation about connection with the lite and teaching of Jesus. I recall much discussion of this in my student days, and I formed then a strong impression that the strict asceticism and ritual of the Essenes had little to do with the attitude and teaching of Jesus. For Jesus, decidedly, was riot an ascetic. If he commended and exemplified a strict and exacting rule of life, it was a rule. baaed and founded in love; the love of God, and brotherly love. He described himself as having "come eating and drinking" (Luke 7:34); He mingled freely with the "common people," who heard Him gladly; He attended a wedding feast, and was entertained In homes. A« for ritual and strict observance that had no moral or spiritual reality, He said that the Sabbath waa made for man, and not man for the SubbaUi. The article to which I have referred la an extensive review by Frank M. Croas, Jr., of McCormack .Theological Seminary, of Edmund Wll- son'a book, The Scrolls From the Dead Sea. Both author and reviewer are agreed that the tcrolla have deep Importance In relation to both the Old and New Testamenta, but they are obviously indisagreement u to the algnlflcance of the scrolls. At this point I leave the matter to the scholars, but I am dlspoaed to auggeat what tetnis to me & plain, practical. If somewhat simplified view of Jeaua and the Ooapel. I confev that I'm blessed, or cursed, with a very nonaeculatlve mind. I take much in hope and trust. My strong, practical faith U In the Jeaua of the teachings and the Parablea — eipeclally the Parables which elucidate the teaching. In them la contained the very essence of tha Ooapel, ai In the Parable of the Prodigal Oon, the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the Parable or the Lout Piece of Silver, the Loet Sheep, It may be that there are aourcaa, _nd parallels, of the Parablea of Jesus of which I am not awaie. But I have always supposed that theae were the simple and original revelations of Jesus Himself, with no source from Euenea or any other sect. However, the profound influence of the hlgheat teaching of the Old Testament la obvloua in the New, and In all that Jeaua taught. With profound admiration for St. Paul, moreover, I am dlapoeed to eet his prayers, doiologlea, and the Thirteenth of Firet Corlnthlana, over against the diacuieione and argument* that have led to aueh dla- cusslona and argument! u have occupied a large place in the hlatory of the church to the neglect of much that marked the Apoatle a» the great dleclple and imitator of His Master. This la my ground of faith, and my Christianity. .It may be simple, but it seems to me adequate. "DON'T BB too worried about these mechanical bralna mailnt man obsolete. Like all great Invan- tlone-from the eJfarette machine to TV-they aUll need »»>»ebodl standing by to kick them when they- won't wort."—Lee Countf <*!»•> Bulletin. WE FODND that the beet way to loae weight la to atop eating the best way to check a cold la with a handkerchief, and the only thinf to stop falling hair Ie the floor.— Omega (Oe,.) Newe. LITTLI LIZ Why <Bf».wh» w«w» *• P*« M long « *•«'» Mug* mengy Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screen: Bing Crosby's latei with Columbia actress Kathyn Grant put them in the near iteady twosome league these days, but when you toss the "Will it be a marriage?" Question at him Bing says: "I haven't eren considered it. Admitting for the (irst time that he and Kathryn "go around a lot :ogether," Bing denied to me that he nipped "I hope she gets a chance to wear it" when Kathryn reportedly was having a wedding gown fitted a few months ago. At least," he grinned, "I don't think I said that." In Hollywood for the first time since June to film an hour and i half CBS-TV musical version of :he 1938 Broadway hit, "High Tor." the Oroaner denied printed reports that he's no longer under contract :o Paramount. He told me: "I'm still there. Nothing is different except that I'll do ~n outride film in 1956. I've always had that right but up till now I always gave Paramount all my outside film rights." Bing on son Gary's zooming career: off. It'i tough about yourself. to be objectl»e I found myself worried about myself — I i»t 'Jiere mentally prompting my«eH IB eaee> I'd forget my lines." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jonee. Confession from Hovr-d Shoup, who designed the glamour dudi for Dorothy Malone and Joanne Dru in Llberace's "Sincerely Yours": "HIS clothes were so fancy we had to underplay the girls in simple wardrobes." THE WITNET: Tony Martin li telling Hollywood's best Halloween trick- or-treat story. He took 4(i-year- old Tony, Jr. on the rounds in Beverly Hills and in the lad's loot was a sardine sandwich! Not In the Script: J»y C. Flippen, after dining in one ot those restaurants where much of the. food is served on flaming skewers: "It was food you could read Ear-Witness: It's good news for Lola Albright, just slated for another Bob Cummings TV show »nd told she will be in future stanzas. There was high level indecision Bob acquiring a i the series TV warbler Peggy Taylor and Mark Damon are a flame Lana Turner, without an as- WAiiuiK gallic, uc aa,',3. i" HUK*-" j • • ' , f i,,r,t of a reconciliation with wife Jean, slgnmeni at MOM. has e>es rket- Tve given up trying to rush her ed on the script 01 The Female nto saying okav," he told me be- The studio has it earmarked for icript huddles on "Pard- Ava Gardner but Lana s hoping •He's a born ham. He always! recently about had a flair for light comedy — i steady girl mend even as a Icid." DEAN MARTIN'S PLAYING a game, he says, in hopes tween script ners." Dean even skipped a pro- amateur golf tournament in Palm Springs because of Jean's presence there. But some newspaper accounts of the play said Dean and Mike Souchak won best-ball honors. Laughs Dean: "Best golf I ever played — and I wasn't even there." Gossip I previously reported that the James Masons are on the verge of separation or divorce is emphatically denied by the Masons. I've further investigated the facts, find I was in error and regret the publication o' the statements. IT'S DEFINITE that the character of George Gobel's mother will not return to his TV show "We thought it was a nice idea," George told me, "but 50 per cent of the letters we received said it looked like srr was picking on me. We didn't mean it that way at all but there was so much criticism we're dropping the whole Idea.' George's reaction to the rough cut of his first movie, "The Birds and the Bees": "Darned if I know how It comes pcting to win the trick. It was a great shock to him when West produced the ace of clubs. West, Ivan Erdos, of Denver, had no trouble working out what had happened. He led a spade to the king, whereupon Kaplan cashed the jack and the seven of clubs to set the contract tw-o tricks. South spent the next two days explaining how he had managed to go down at three no-trump with, nine cold tricks in the combined hands. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Cold Trick* G«t Hit Thaw By OSWALD JACOBT Wrlttei for NEA Serrlco How can you defeat three no- trump in today's hand? The dtl«nder» can obviously take only two spadei and two clubs. If they don't watch out, In fact. South may even sneak a tenth trick by. When th« hand w»s actually played, however, Eut cooked up a swindle that deceived one of the beat players In the country. East waa Edgar Kaplan, tamoua New York bridge star, and my good deed for the day la to refrain from It Wlf* A1II4I •Jl *AI NOKTal (D) *»» VA4 4> AQ1«TI4 «A»T AAKIIS 0/74 »•• 4KJT4 VKM If either a Her* I4> a« r» Ope I* Paae 1N.T. 1N.T. Paie -•* naminc the louUi player. West opened the deuce « spadea and Kaplan saw at a (lance that ttmth aurely held the kloc of nearte and a diamond fit for the rebld of three no-trump. What could Weet hold to justify kl< bM et twtf hearta? The ace of club* waa the only high card missing, t* Weet wa» bound to hold It. Kaplan UierMon woe (be first trick with the ace of apadea and led the king of clube at the second trick. Thla naturallr ga»e Mutt tte Unpretilon that Eiit had the ace- king ot club* and that Wett had the When Kate M the feur tt elube Mit, IwUi placed Ike ««•«•, ea> Q—The bidding has been: South Welt North East 1 Diamond Put I Heart Pass » You, South, hold: AQ97I »85 «KQ10« *AK2 What do you do? A—Bid one sp«de. The lult Is moth-eaten, but It ma; help your partner to bid no-trump, or there aaar even be a food At In ipades. TODAY'S QUESTION Trie bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 41171 V«5 »KQ106 4ArU What do you do? Auwer Tomorrow Ava will pass movie warblinj it up of the Best month: Frank Sinatra in "buys and Dolls. Leo Durocher. NBC-TV's new executive, is telling it about Willie Mays: Willie was asked if his catch in the last World Series was better than others he had made. "I don't compare 'em," replied Willie, "I catch 'em." Puloski Honored With a Club WTLLLAMSBURG, Va. UP) — The first pulaski Club, established here about 1779, has no polish members. According to local tradition,', the club was founded soon after a visit by General Oasimir Pulaski, Reputed to be the oldest social club in America, its members still meet at the Cole Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street. Now a book shop, the Taliaferro-Cole Shop was built prior to 1782 and bought in 1804 by Jesse Cole who operated It as an apthe- cary, post office and general store. The inner sanctum of the back room was given over to members of the Pulaski Club. Membership was not lightly won. Men of. leisure with a thorough knowledge of local afairs and talent as conversationalists might sit on the fringes in the outer shop for months—even years according to legend—waiting patiently until their presence was recognized. Once their talents were recognized they were awarded a chair near the iron stove in the smoke filled room to enjoy the companionship of good conversation. Every fine afternoon the club still meets on the benches in front of the shop. THE GROWING need for lightening the heavy load on the President of the United States has moved the Louisville Courier-Journal to ask: Why not three vice presidents? Conditions have admittedly changed. There was a time when that question would have brought another one: Would there be enough ncth- ing for three to do?—Arkansas Gazette. THE BEST adjustment is that of a man, who, realizing he ain't as young as he used to be, convinces "himself that he has more sense.— Gastonia (N. C.) Gaistte. Animal Fair Aniwtr to Previous Puul* ACBOSS 1 Tiger, tor Initance 4 Mile deer t fUbbit'j tall II Constellation 13 Bewildered 14 Food fish t Tropical spider 4 Speed 5 Italian spider .6 Responds 7 Light brown 8 Pursue game 8 Heal 10 Unfasten loKvtrfrctn tre«n N ews agency 2» Playing card, 42 Indian 20 V«gtUbl« flits jj singing voices 31 More 43 Eager JIBorn J4 Obligation comfortable 12 Conversation J5 wing-shaped 33 Sea H Fnilt 2« Chemical term 38 Tidier 1« Norwegian cityjj Cuipidon J7 Muilcal direction NXvadtt 12 Latitude line 14 Rntnoui oil U Perching bird MMuttal syllable IT Moral wren* MfteBch •urnrnnt MPuulteB 41 Nocturnal mamma! 41 Dutch city 45 Glandular 40 AMMQM too highly II Siouan Indian tt Mourn MDiUMtcM M Setae MRomMdtt* MWUec IT Beaten (ib.) DOWN 40 Entices 41 Defeats 44 Heredity unit 46 Nick 47 Roman road 48 Periods 90 Biblical name W W

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