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PAW FOUR BI/rTHBYILLH (ABK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER It, 1984 THJI BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publiiher XAMRY A. HAINES, Editor, AssUUnt Fubllihw PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising kUn*»«r Bole National Advertising Representatlvei: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AMauta, Memphis Entered as second class matter at the poit- oftlw a* Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act of Con- gr«M, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Prwa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlythevllI* or any suburban town where carrier servlo* la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. — Jeremiah 11:14. * # # If you do not wish for His Kingdom, don't pray for it, but if you do, you must do more than pray for it, you must work for it. — John RuskJn. Barbs It's,a mighty nice trait to be able to be nice and polite to people without wanting something from them. * * * 'A Judge In Michigan sent a woman to jail for refusing to talk. Our first thought would be to give her a. medal. * * * Dad is busy these days Taking all the fallen leaves. Watch Junior, so he doesn't put that burning desire into effect. * * * The average American takes over 18,00(1 step* a flay, according to statistics. It doesn't mean ft thing unless they get yo'u some place. * * * A doctor saya that hard workers smile the most. When you're up on your toes you're not down In the mouth. Smokers/ Relax; It Could Be Worse (?) What about the millions and millions of folks who haven't given up smoking? What of them? Will they all get lung cancel'? Or are there alternatives? Well, smokers, cheer up. The chances are very good you'll never get lung cancer ... unless the lung cancer rate keeps galloping onward and upward. The alternatives? Dr. Alton Oschner, professor of surgery at Tulane, former president of the American College of Surgeons, the American Cancer Society and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, lists them forlh- rightly. They are: Heart diseases, circulatory ailments, cerebral hemorrhage, blindness, nervousness, irritability, indigestion, respiratory diseases, smoker's cough, smoker's throat, smoker's larynx, smoker's pharynx, smoker's asthma and sterility. Aside from this, he assures us all in his recent book, "Smoking and Cancer," the smoker is quite safe nnd, with these things in mind, may continue to fondle his little white tubes of tobacco which Dr. Oschner describes as a "loaded, often lethal weapon. Time pulls the trigger." Of course, the tobacco industry has denied all this, and not being medicine men, we can't vouch for everything Dr. Oschner, who is a medicine man and a good one, says. What we'd like to see is one single claim that tobacco did anything FOR anybody's health. Any takers? 'Farm' and 'Labor' Vote The American political expert may have to abandon his long habit of talking broadly about the "farm vote," the "labor vote," and so on. For those sweeping terms begin to look out of data. Let's take this business of the farm vote, for example. The clear meaning of the term seem to be that, all U. S. farmers can be lumped together.and that often they may be induced to vote together. This may once have been true, in the sens that most farmers felt a definite community of interest in competition with with other elements of the nation's economy. But it doesn't seem to fit the facts of present-day American life. It is not simply that the farmer has become a specialist; he always was that, at least to a degree. What is so different today is that each kind of farmer dairy, poultry, corn-hog, wheat, cattle, and the like—is governed by special provisions of law which affect his business. So a farmer's economic condition today depends not solely upon the current itate of the market for his particular specialty, It depends on the kind and amount and effectiveness of the protection the government is giving him against the ups and downs of his market. His attitude toward his government and toward the two major political parties may be affected closely by the way he measures his economic status. Thus a dairy farmer, noting lower prices and lower supports for his products, may be quite unhappy ami may translate that feeling into an "anti" vote. But a corn- hog farmer, enjoying better prices and higher government safeguards, may see no reason to register protest at the polls. In some areas the types of farming are so thoroughly mixed that door-bell ringing vote samplers have found farmers with adjoining acreage? taking opposite political stands. The wheat farmer isn't grumbling but his poultry-raising neighbor can hardly wait to put down his complaining "X" on the ballot. The 1954 election hasn't been put under the microscope yet. But even the broadest look at the returns makes it clear there was no general -"farmer protest" against the, administration's flexible-support policy. Iowa represented by Sen. Guy Gillette, its most popular Democrat in history, tossed him out in favor of his Republican opponent. The corn-hog farmers can't be too distressed. Western farmers were said to be slightly unhappy, yet they helped elect a Republican in Colorado and did not raise a Very big storm against GOP Senate candidates in Wyoming and Montana. On the other hand, while Senator Iveg pressed his Democratic opponent, Averell Harriman, very closely for the New York governorship, he appears to have suffered somewhat from dairy-farmer discontent upstate. And dairy farmers also registered gripes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Life for the political expert isn't what it used to be. The object of his attention, the voter, has become a tremendously complex individual. And that makes the expert's job just about 10 times as difficult as in the old days. VIEWS OF OTHERS H-Bomb 'Barbarism' The honorable Kntsuo Okazaki, Japan's foreign minister, won't generate much Friendship and good will for his country over here by so freely accusing the United States of "barbaric conduct" in the .H-bomb tests in the far Pacific. There was a blunder in the Enlwetok test, and the 23 members of the crew of the Lucky Dragon, Japanese fishing vessel suffered injury from radioactive dust. One of them died. It 1ms not been established, however, whether the lethal dust or a liver complaint growing out of a blood transfusion wns the Immediate cause of that death. American doctors were not permitted by authorities to make n full examination of the patient. Nor has it been established whether the fishing schooner had ignored the warning to remain out of the danger area, or wliellu'r it had not received it, or whether the radius of danger has been miscalculated. In any event there was no "barbaric" conduct. As for barbarism in time of peace or war, that Is a subject on which a lot could be said, with no immunity for the Japanese. The hfirm done to the Japanese fishermen and their craft and cargo of fish was very unfortunate. This countrv should mnke a fair settlement. It should not be called on to do any more.—New Orleans States. The Facts, M'am Charles Craven cnme up with a startling: piece of intelligence on Tuesday. He wrote: "A woman entered a restaurant here yesterday and ordered a sandwich . . . took one bite and threw it in the cashier's face . . . departed. Police got her description." That's fine ns far as it goes. But did the police get a description of the sandwich? — Raliegh (N.C.) News and Observer. SO THEY SAY It was my hope' for 20 years . . . that the Republican Party to gain power would be a progressive, forward-looking party. The Eisenhower Administration has proved conclusively that such was a forlorn hope. — William Fortune, former Indiana Republican, turns Democrat. * * if. One third of what fruit and vegetable farmers produce is wasted In one way or another before it reaches the consumer's table—Prank Hussey, president. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. * * * I don't believe anyone who studies .-the fact* with an open mind can vote to censure you for saying what you honestly think.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * * .! I would not be suprised if the (diplomatic) Union were broken off at any time by either relations between the United States and the Soviet side.-—Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R., Me.). • * k It (Washington, D. C.) if a very sophisticated city. A motion picture actress doesn't make a very big d°nt when you considre the much bigger celebrities there.—Actress Jean Peters.. Upon Closer Examination Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Democrats 3 Success in Midterm Election Contest Raises '56 Hopes WASHINGTON —(NBA)—Ai thl* column is written on the day after elections, the Senate race was still so close it could fall either way. The pattern indicated that Senate contests were being decided more on personalities than issues, with many sound voters' decisions. With Senate Republican ranks divided as Ihcy were In the last Congress, the Democrats would appear to have an advantage of voting strength even though the OOP organizes and controls the committees. The result in the House is in keeping with the historical record that the party in power loses strength in a mid-term election. The Republicans threw everything they Inul into the fight to overcome their Immlicnp. This Included more television and radio time, all the influence which an adniinlstrntlon In power commands over promises of contracts and Jobs, more campaign money, more manpower and somewhat more mud. But they weren't enough to overcome the trend. So much for what happened. Politicians no more than get one election out of the road than they have to start thinking about the next one. In the light of the 1054 election results n few fiu:Ls about 1950 stand out clearer thiin they did before. The prospect of President Eisenhower being a candidate to succeed himself is now definitely thinned. It has been fairly evident for some time that he Is not anxious to have n second term. The Republicans have no other candi- date of the President's stature. The campaign waged by Vice President Richard M. Nixon this year has raised some doubt as to his effectiveness. While he showed tremendous energy and enthusiasm, his tactics did not bring the desired results. By contrast, Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson looks better than he did in 1952. If anything offset President Eisenhower's final campaign drive and appeals, it was the two windup speeches of ex- Govcrnor Stevenson. He earned his place as the recognized spokesman for his party, closing ranks that were broken at Chicago. Democrats, however, are traditionally a more united party when in the minority than when in majority control. The one big uncer- ta inty on their horizon now is whether the Texns Democratic congressional leaders -— Speaker Rayburh and Sen. Lyndon Johnson —will challenge Stevenson's leadership In charting a program for the party in the next two years. This could be an important matter almost immediately in the selection of a new Democratic National Committee chairman to succeed the resigning Steve Mitchell. If the Democratic forces in the new Congress c-'iH hold together in the next two years as they have held in this year's campaign, their party's prospects cannot be minimized. But with power comes responsibility. Strategically, the Democrats may be in a less favorable position in control of the House at least, than they would be if the Republicans retained control. Completely out of power, the Democrats would be free to criticize whatever they didn't like about the Eisenhower program, building up issues as they did in the lasi session. In control of congressional committees in even only one house of Congress, the Democrats must share burdens of office and take part of the blame for whatevei happens. Farm policy, defense spending, public works and tax reduction offer the best examples o£ what is at stake. All will be major issues in 1956. If the Democrats set out to reverse the 1954 farm bill by moving back to rigid 90 per cent price supports, the obvious effect, will be higher government spending to buy bigger surpluses. Democrats in the last Congress and in the campaign criticized Republican reduction of national defense funds and curtailed appropriations for government power and reclamation projects. Similarly, the Democrats proposed more direct aid to reduce unemployment through public works. If now the Democrats are able to force through larger government spending programs and al the same time put over a tax cut for lower income brackets, the government's fiscal position is in for another beating. It will mean only further unbalancing of the budget and a threat of more inflation. This is the biggest pitfall which the now cocky Democrats have to hurdle in the two years ahead. Sunday School Lesson— Written for N1A Service By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. We think of Jesus as a great teacher nnd savior. Often we emphasize His social teaching and its bearing on life today. One seldom, if ever, hears Him spoken of as an economist. But if economics has to do with worths and values surely Jesus has His high plnce among the economists, for He had a great deal to say about getting the most out of life. He set great Importance, too, upon things nnd factors that most economists fail to consider. His parable of the Rich Fanner (Luke 12) was n striking instance of this. Here was n man apparently much like other men; neither very good nor bad as the story shows, but efficient and successful, with a store of wealth built up through the years. He would, no doubt, have seen a fine example for younger nen, as he was active, practical and highly skilled in farming. He did whnt the average successful farmer would do; he planned in accordance with his wealth. He pulled down his barns and built greater ones; he wasn't going to et his produce rot in the fields. He even showed a measure of good sense that successful and retired aimers don't often show, in decid- nff to take Jt easy, and enjoy what he had built up. What \vns wrong with that? Was- I't it good economics? He lacked, course, the proper attitude of a man; religiously; he was selfish nd self-centered; he waa not "rich oward God." But what I am stressing here was his great economic blunder, le had not reckoned with the most mportnnt factor of all — his own Ife. If I am not mistaken, the Greek word translated as "soul" in he parable is the word denoting physical life, and not the higher spiritual nature. The farmer may have been lacking In proper spirituality, but the point is that in losing Ills life he loct all that b« had won, tod of which he boasted. "This night thyj soul sh,all be required of thee then whose shall those things be?" Another Instance of the economics of Jesus is the parable of the Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:45). It Is a parable of the Kingdom of Heaven as the priceless possession; but it also has its economic aspect and, significance. In every life, in every home and family, there Is something that is more valuable than aJ lelse. I had a striking, but rather sad, example of this some years ago. A brother of one of my ministerial brothers had come from England with his family to settle in Ontario. With hard work and money they had acquired a farm, and good years seemed ahead after much struggle. They had harvested their first crop, the last load was in the barn, and they sat down to supper after a hard day. Suddenly they looked out to see the barn in flames. It was a cruel blow. It would be wrong to say that they didn't mind, but there was for them a pearl of great prico to be counted above all their loss. The children who a few moments before had been playing in the barn were there safe at the table. What a true and sound economist and interpreter of life was Jesus. For everyone there is something of value above all else. Happy and blessed is he that finds it. Wrong Fith ALTON, Dl. W — Little Michael D. -Bucher, 3. it the biggest fish his daddy ever caught. Michael was sitting close to his father in a boat so that he wouldn't get hurt. A big fish popped out of the water and daddy threw his line, but the hook caught In Ml- chael'i scalp. Following removal of the hook at St. Joseph's Hospital. Michael was reported making satisfactory • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Opening Lead Was Same at Each Table By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service When today's hand was played in a recent tournament the opening lead was the nine of spades at practically every table. A club lead would have been more effective, but nO- body felt like leading away from the king-jack. The spade opening gave South a free finesse, and all except one declarer took advantage of it with a grateful nod to the opening leader. Let's see how much cause these players had to be grateful. The queen of spades was allowed to hold the first trick, since no East player was foolish enough to cover NOBTB M *QJ103 VA532 442 4964 WEST EAST A987 AK6S2 V 9 V 1 4 4>AQ875 4>J1093 *KJ52 *QW7 SOUTH (m *A4 VKQJM8A »K6 *A83 Both sides vul. South Wot Norl* KMt IV Pass 2» Pass 4V Paw Paa Pa Opening lead—A 9 with the king. South took the king of hearts, cashed the ace of spades, and entered dummy with the ace of hearts to lead the Jack of spades. This time East covered with the king, and South rufled. Unfortunately, there was no wny to reach the dummy for the «.tabl:-'vti ten of spades. South had to lose two clubs and two diamond* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Hollywood'* confusion a few months back over 3-D, wide-screen and the answer to the where-do-we-go-frpm-here question was Infectious. Movietown recoV' ered (with good movies) but now TV's caught the same disease. The 1954 video season, I Imagine, will go down u the year of "Ploptaculars." And I don't mean Just the "Spectaculars" that have failed in the rating department. The whole tele, vision Industry 1> In a state of hysterical confusion. There'! the alternating star system, as muddled as the Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on First?" You need Sam Spade to help you find your favorite stars on the home screens this season. The networks are beaming color shows to black - and - white screens. Not quite as eye straining as looking at 3-D without glasses, but almost. . .There's the burning "To film or not to film" question.—a big network headache. It it's on film there's no need for a network. "And if It Isn't on film," a big TV star told me the other day, "television may wind up without any stars." Even Jack Webb's caught in the web. Other night Dragnet ended with a "To Be Continued Next Week" title card, '''oo bad if you have a dinner date and can't see the show's ending. Or II you missed the first half of the story. You can't even get the facts, ma'am. Quick, somebody, call a TV repairman. No, Homer, not for the seti. For the Industry. BUT AT LEAST there's good news about canned laugh tracks. "Dear Phoebe," the Peter Lawford comedy telefilms, have discontinued the two-year, and sometimes five - year - old, recorded laughs. The home viewer, I'm happy to :ay, will be allowed to lau|-h at what he thinks is funny. That's some kind of progress at least. .Alan Ladd's first telefilm, "Committed," is slated for January release over CBS-TV. Who was it^a couple of years ago who said he'd never do TV? Oh, yes—Alan Ladd. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have agreed to NEW half - hour films for TV—if their agent can find a sponsor. JIMMY DURANTE'S TV singing of a song titled "The Little People" brought him tons of fan mail. All from self-styled "little people" saying, "We love you, Jimmy.' He's one of the few comics in tune with the public. Plans to reunite the Marx Bros. no matter what he did. One declarer. Charles J. Solomon, the Philadelphia expert, made the game contract. He decided that the spade finesse wus not free, since it might easily cost him the contract, and he was, of course, quite right,. Instead of playing the queen of spades from the dummy at the first trick, Charles played the low spade and won In his own hand with the ace. He drew two rounds of trumps with the king and queen, after which he led a spade to dummy's ten. East made a trick with the king of spades, somewhat to his surprise, but the gift did him no good. East could lead a diamond and thus get two diamond tricks, but the defeend- ers couldn't get any club trick at all. South won the first round of clubs with the ace. entered dummy with the ace of hearts, and discarded two clubs on dummy's queen and jack of spades. Curiously enough, whichever side accepted a "free" spade trick wound up on the wrong side of the ledger. on a big NBC-TV show may com* off. But not at the staggering $10,000 price originally asked for their clowning. . . . Friends j»ho know Donald O'Connor best say he'i atill torching it lot ex-wife Gwenn. Paul Winchell starts a new Saturday morning show for the kiddiea on NBC-TV late In. November. He's still undecided on a format but says, "I guess the dummlei will be the stars." Jerry Mahoney will M. C. the Juvenile activities Once a live show fan Paul's now looking for * filmed format and admits: "I wat wrong two yeari ago. I thought TV waa a live medium. Now I'm convinced that within two yeara meat or our ihowa, except aporti and newa, will be on film. I'm to convinced about it I'd even like to move to Hollywood." "CAVALCADE OF AMERICA," concerned.with great historical figures to date, switches to everyday heroes in its upcoming stanza Dean Jagger, as a doctor on hl» rounds, kicks off the change. There's behind - the - scenes trouble on Imogene Coca's new show. A new producer - director, new writers and network supervision. I know one thing Imogene needs—Sid Caesar. And Sid needs Imogene, As a team, they were great. As stars of their own showa this season, they're getting lost In the shuffle. The characters in "My Sister Eileen" are the stars of a telefilm series written by Joe Fields and titled, "Ruth and Eileen." Marilyn Maxwell was paged for one of the roles but nixed it in favor of waiting for Eddie Small's plans to do "Up in Mabel's Room" as a series. Hollywood cutie Joan Shawlee, who went to England for episodes in her "Aggie" telefilms, ran afoul of the cleavage censors. The scenes had to be reshot. Florence Halop. who plays the mother of "Millie" will do a song- and-dance act in Vegas in the spring. Says Florence: "I have an Idea I'll wind up being called a Brooklyn Helen Traubel." Gloria .Noble, whose telephone number is engraved in Donald O'Connor's brain, is the dance-in for Leslie Caron in "Daddy Long Legs." J5 Years Ago In BlythtYille— Dud Cason Post of the American Legion was host yesterday to 300 ex-service men for an Armistice Day dinner at the Hut. As a feature of the "open house" entertainment was-planned for the whole day. B. A. Brooks of Fayetteville. past commander for the State of Arkansas, was special guest and speaker. Faces of two state policemen turned a deep red hue the other night. Howard Archer and John Faulkner were checking motorists for having improper lights on their cars when someone suggested that they check their own lights. The result was they did not have a rear globe burning. So they did what any other good citizen would do, had the light fixed and paid a fine of a dollar. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Penn have as their guests for a few days, Mrs. Penn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Simms, of Lake Village, Arkansas. EASTERNMOST ROCK Schoodic Point, in Acadia National Park, Maine, jute farther out into the sea than any other point of rack on the eastern coast the United States. 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