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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 25, 1955
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PACT EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 195« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEK NEWS Tint COURIIR NIWS co. H. W- HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publish* PAUL D. HITMAN, AdTtrtislnf U»n»j«r Sole Nt«on»l M«rtistnt Representative:: W»ll»« Wltmer Co., New York, Cbluco, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Intend u second clun matter at the post- gjflw at Blyttwville, Arkansai, under »ct ol Con- grtm, October », 1917. Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: r By e»ntier in the city of Blyheville or any iuburban town where carrier service i» maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, U.50 per year, »S.50 for six months, »2.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS J\>ur things which are not in thy treaesury, I lay before thee, Lord, with this petition: My nothingness, my w»nts, H- * * My sins, and my contrition.—Southey. My itrrant Mo«« U noi », who is faithful in aH nine ho«§*.—Numtwn 12:7. BARBS The beat tip for folks who drive over 60 miles an hour is to be jure and watch out for the other idiots. * * * The smoke nuisance is still a problem in some larre cities. Where there's so much smoke there should be some firing. * * * People who speed across" the country in autos mles a lot of scenery but hit a lot of pedestrians. * * * A Tennessee firl married a collect football star —probably after she was nwhed off her fe«t. * * * A druggist in Connecticut, after being elected Justice of the Peace, announceed he'd perform marriages In his store. And you can buy aspirin right then for the headaches to come. No Time to Cut Aid It is disconcerting news tnat the administration may have decided to hold back perhaps 20 per cent of foreign aid funds already appropriated by Congress. This suggests that we are not taking seriously enough the recent moves in Russia's economic warfare. The West is thoroughly aware that Soviet operatives are busy in Afghanistan, insinuating themselves by assisting that backward land to make economic improvements. It surely knows that Russian, leaders Bulganin and Khrushchev have not gone to India and other Asian countries for a vacation tour. They want to play {he helpful big brother to India as well—for obvious reasons. These actions are part of a developing pattern. The Soviet Union is trying to thrust southward across the Himalayan ramparts into the heart of southern Asia. It is not cracking the frontier with guns but with engineers and others who come as "friends." The Russians understand that a free India pulling up out of the mire of poverty without Communist assistance will be a showcase for democracy and a striking offset to India's Asiatic rival, Red China. India is Btill the great uncommitted land of Asia, the last big battleground of ideologies on that continent. In the face of this evident strategy, the United States is now reported ready to cut aid funds to India from 50 to 40 million dollars. The saving this will represent to Us is very minor. The damage it will do to the cause of freedom in India could be very large. As a matter of fact, at this very time India is said to be eager to sound out U.S. leaders on the matter of a huge $1,500,000,000 loan needed to advance its second five-year plan. This is a very big sum and chances of India getting it seem slim. Just the same it is no time to cut funds, either. We are in a war and Russia is moving aggressively. If we do not act on a scale befitting the size and scope of the struggle, we may see India and other Asiatic soil drawn closer to the Soviet Union. U.S. Planes Flying High The first concrete sign that America is likely to carry its long domination of •world commercial plane manufacture into the jet age has come with the announcement by KLM, the Dutch airline, that it will buy eight Douglas DC-8's for its transatlantic service. It seems especially fitting that KLM should lead foreign carriers in the ordering of jets from »n America source. It is the world's oldest airline and today carries passengers and freight over inter- nationul route* linking 68 countries »nd 106 cities. KLM officials say theirs is the only airline which has operated all types of Douglas commercial aircraft, beginning with the DC-2 in 1934. They have not hesitated to rely heavily on American sources for the equipment needed to maintain their far-flung services. With DG-8's promised for March, 1960 delivery, KLM will cut its New York-Amsterdam run from 13 hours to 61/4 hours east-bound and to 8'/o hours westbound. The Dutch airline merits praise for moving swiftly to get into the jet picture. And U. S. planemakers deserve another pat for taking the first bite in the international market. VIEWS OF OTHERS Little Red School Has Gone What's become of the little red school house? One answer is that it has changed into a big yellow bus. Texas is now transporting 375,000 school children annually in 8,060 school busses at a cost of $16,200,000, according to figures of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association. The figure were obtained from the Office of Education . School bus transportation has been increased rapidly in Texas, both in the consolidation of rural schools and in the provision of bus transportation for city-schools. This has been made possible with improved highway conditions, Those of us who rue the passing of the com- musity centers, which built up around the schools, might just as well realize that this transition marks an era. Around the country school houses ,built by common school district taxes, one seldom saw an automobile. Children ran out and looked at an automobile. There were many hitching racks, and and there were dozens of ponies and horses and sundry vehicles in which the children came to school. At the school people gathered for various social events. The school building was used frequently for preaching. That was all well and good. But, when one goes to comparing those days with the present, he must recall that the school marm of that day and time held continuous classes. She taught everyone from the beginners to the more advanced pupils, and every subject of the curriculum. Don't pine for those good old days. Just be thankful that the big yellow bus picks up junior and mother's little namesake, brings them to a school which has adequate educational staff, and facilities. You couldn't scrape the countryside and come up with enough ponies and horses and mules to transport the children of today, without drafting Pop's sheriff's posse or rodeo palomino . There are many good rural churches, with good, spanking new buildings, with virile congregations springing up to fill the needs of the more modern, more prosperous rural neighbors. Give not one sigh of regret for the little red school house that has changed into a big yellow bus.—Plainview (Tex.) Herald. South's Livestock Some late news accounts bear testimony to the splendid progress being made in the effort to produce a higher grade of livestock in the South. At the Royal Livestock show in Kansas City ending a few days ago, Mississippi and Tennessee breeders captured a number of blue and red ribbons. M. P. Moore of Senatobia won first prize with a Hereford bull. These Mississippi and Tennessee animals were entered in competition with the best from nil over the nation. In Southwest Louisiana an auction of stocker and feeder cattle held a few days ago lured buyers from Iowa, who bought up herds to be shipped into that state to fill feed lots. After they are finished off and slaughtered and converted into "western" steaks, roasts and chops, portions of these Louisiana bred critters may come back here to be sold in the shops at fancy prices. The South can raise and is raising cattle, hogs and lambs that will grade with the best in the nation. A number of superior herds exists on ranches in Louisiana. In livestock and general farming, as well as in industry, the Deep South is making notable progress.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY We love Ann. Of course I accepted her and I have lost my son and she has lost her husband. This is tragedy not a mystery. — Mrs. William Woodward, 73, queen of New York society, on fatal shooting of her son by her daughter-in-law. * -V * One ol the best solutions tto the tarm problem) we have Is to have a new secretary of agriculture, nnd believe It or not I was raised to be a Republican.—Mrs. Ruth Wood, Stillwater, Okla., testifies at Stnite hearing. * * ¥ American farm surpluses are like money ni the bank.—Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson. * * , * I sometimes wonder if we are going to build larger and larger superhighways, more nnd more crowded with larger nnd larger cars, lending to larger and larger mentM hospitals, while schools and colleges remain overcrowded teachers underpaid and half of our most Rifted young people cannot afford a college education. — Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of Rutgers university. * * # There iiree two typ«s of iwiestrains today—the quick and the dead,—Florida's state highway patrol director H. N. Kirkman, 'Great! Now We'll Show You the SOVIET Rope Trick" Peter fdson's Washington Column — Congress to Get Task of Finding Method of Moving Farm Surplus By PETKR EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A drive to sweep the U.S. government's storage warehouses clean of its seven-billion-rioHar holdings in surplus farm products is head- hig for the next Congress. The idea behind this proposal is that these surpluses now overhang the market and depress current farm prices. What's considered, even worse, the huge surpluses make high price support levels unpopular. If the surpluses could be liquidated, it is argued that scarcities would be created and prices would f?o up. Then, at high support levels, iiu-mers could begin unlimited overproduction and start building up another surplus. That's the vicious circle surrounding- this surplus liquidation proposal. The Senate Agriculture Committee under Chairman Allen J .Ellender (D-Lti) now touring the country, Has actually heard proposals that the surpluses be dumped in the ocean. This shocking suggestion came from former Utah state Sen. Hyrum Gibbons nnd from Idaho cattleman Ivan Pierce. No political leader has yet dared go that far. What they fear is another reaction like former Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace got from his depression relief plan for killing off the surplus pigs lo raise hos prices. The actual destruction of food and fiber when there are nr 1 ""*" of underfed and poorly < people in the world would great revulsion. It would let - .-! munis t propagandists point out how thJ selfish capitalists destroyed food and let people starve, just to keep prices high. '"'hat has to be found, as both Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson and his predecessor, Sen. Clinton Anderson (D-NM) point out, is some way to market these surpluses. They can't be given away indiscriminately without breaking farm markets over the world. Even the sale at cut prices can ruin foreign farmers. The Agricultural Trade Developments Act of 1953, intended to deal with this problem, has't been at" equate. It provided for sale of surpluses for foreign currencies, barter, giveaway for disaster relief, school lunch programs and the like. About 1.5 billion dollars of these surpluses have been disposed of in the last two years. But 7.4 billion dollars worth of surpluses remain —5.8 billions dollars owned outright and 1.6 billion dollars held by Commodity Credit Corporation as security against crop loan advances to farmers. The surplus consists of 2.7 bll- lon dollars worth of wheat, 1.6 billion dollars worth of cotton and Sunday School Lesson— Written for MIA B«m« By WILLIAM E. GILKOY, D.I). An interesting exercise for Bible renders, and of ton a very enlightening one for serious students, is to take a key word and follow ill its usages nnd references m the Old and New Testaments with a good concordance. Many Bibles contain a concordance in the "helps" section, but these lack the completeness of such larger and well-known concordances as Cruden's and Young's. For instance, the word 'earth', which occupies about five inches ir the concordance section of Bagster's Comprehensive Helps, perhaps the best of bound-in Bible helps, has np.iriy three large tlirce- colmun PAGES in Young's Concordance. TJiis Concordance, so far as I know, is the best that has ever b compiled. Dr. Yotmpr was a Scotch scholar who compiled it away back in 1870. My copy of the immense book of pvcr eleven hundred pages is ther eviseri edition, published by Dodd, Mead Co., New York, in 1882. It don't know whether it is .still available, except in some secondhand bookstore, but T advise anyone who can get hold of a copy not lo miss It. J value it next to thi Bible itself. A distinctive feature is that it not only gives every reference for an English word in the Bible, but shows where Hie word has been translated from the original Hebrew or Greek, and distinguishes between different meanings of the same word. Whnt set me off on this was that ns I began to writo on following Jesus I was impressed with tho great number of references for the word 'follow 1 — about a full page — in Young's. About half were in tho Old Testament find half in the New. The meaning was not Always the same. Sometimes the word 'follow' Was used in tile sense of following nftcr, or pursuing. Rut, the meaning ,hat T had particularly in mind was .hut in the sense of discipleship, fol- owintf R teacher, leader, or way of life. Whfin Jesus called for disciples to follow Him, He was sneaking in language familiar to Judaism and the Old Testament. The chief refer ence there is to "following the Lord" (See such passages as Num bers ,31.12) There are references to following individuals (See Judges 9:3; I Kings 12:20, etc.); and both in the Old and the New Testamen are refere'nces to following after righteousness (Isaiah 51:1; Romans 9:30, 31). But it is in the Gospels that the chief interest, and importance lies in what Jesus said concerning following. The first apostolic discip.le- ship began as Jesus said to two fishermen: "Follow Me, and I wil make you fishers of men," These were Peter and Andrew. To follow Jesus did not mean the same thing to all. To some it was a call to the inner circle of close companionship. To others who wanted to share that intimate following, Jesus said in effect, not 'Follow', but 'Go'. I have often thought that the hardest task that Jesus gave was to the Gadarene maniac who He healed (Mark 5), To this grateful soul, who longed to be with Him, Jesus said, "Go home to thy friends and tell them what great things the Lord hath done for thee." Even under the most favorable circumstances it Is often harder tq live the Gospel than it is to be out on some Alluring religious adventure. It is often more difficult to be a follower than it Is to be a leader. its products. 1.4 billion dollars corn, 500 million dollars tobacco, 384 million dollars rice and small reed grains, 326 million dollars dairy products, 99 million dollars wool and 250 million dollars other products like honey and tung oil. How much the U.S. taxpayer; would stand to lose if these were dumped is uncertain. If the United States had to pay transportation charges for moving the surpluses to the bottom of the ocean, the loss would be more than seven billion. So far, products which cost CCC 469 million dollars have been sold at world market prices for 364 million dollars. The loss, 105 million dollars or 22 per - -nt. If the U.S. seven-b ( lllon-'!Dllar—surplus could be disposed of at that discount, the loss would be around 1.5 billion dollars. From the politician's standpoint, this would be a cheap price to pay for farm vote support next election day. The rationalization for -getting rid of U.S. surpluses at cut prices is that this is what was done with surplus arms, ammunition and defense plants at the end of the war. "If It's all right to sell guns at 10 cents on the dollar, why isn't it also all right to do it with butter?", ask farm lobbyists. This is said to be the price the public must pay to get abundant production and to keep agriculture prosperous and happy. LITTLt LIZ Another woy to «top being HI* a big loo! It to go on o ditt. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Rule of Eleven Proves Useful By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Serrlce The Winter National Tournament begins tomorrow in Miami Beach, and my prediction is that the Rule of Eleven will be mentioned several hundred times during the course of the wc?lc-long tourna ment. Sad to relate, not even all of the experts thoroughly understand this much-cited rule. When a player leads fourth best from his long and strong suit, he naturally has three cards higher NORTH AA85 WIST A»741 It 4)410 *J7S1 EAST (D) 4QJ10J •OUT* +AK 414 VAQJ • A5J + Q10MJ North-Stum vul. lui ***tk ff«t N«r* 1 * 1 N.T. Ptu t N.T. PIK PIM Pan Opmint l««d— 4) 1 than his lead in his own hand. If you subtract the number of the card that was led from 11, the remainder tells you the number of higher cards In all of the other three hands combined. Thil rule :s most commonly applied when the opening lead Is a spot card rom a long suit. As today's hand ahowi, It can be apllfd equally another very common situation. West opened the c'.euce of diamonds, dummy played the ten, and last's king drove out Uu ace. ~ast won the first club trick and returned the sli of diamonds to frs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Onstage, Offstage & Upstage: Shirley Temple is ducking the spot'lght again, and her wordage on the comeback question is becoming vehement. Declining to accept a Modern Screen 36th anniversary award, the one-ttme fctd star, now Mrs. Char!« Black of Atherton, Calif, .flashed M: "I have Kftnned my past life and find that I'm much happier BOW than I ever was as a movie star. I don't ever Intend to return to pictures and I don't want an spotlight put on my present life." Humphrey Bogart and Rod Steiger were on location on New York's 8th Avenue for a sequence in the Columbia flicker, "The Harder They Fall." One of the local characters, on a street noted for characters stumbled- over the cables, waded through the arc lights and cornered Bogart waiting for the scene to be set up. "What are you doing:, ma km* a movie?" he asked Bogey. "No," deadpanned Bogart, "We're going to blow up a bund- ing." "Oh," replied the character. "Well, then, be careful. It might fall Into the street." Veteran comedian Benny Rubin is leaving show business to become a salesman for a Beverly Hills securities firm. Haying his bit role, on a. TV Climax show, he told me: ; "I'm going to teach actors how to save money with investment trust funds—so they won't wind up in bit roles like I did." Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire, playing Quackers in "The Friendly Persuasion." vhfted Quaker meeting in Pasadena, California. They were introduced to various members of the congregation t\nc one .very old lady asked Cooper: "Where did thee say thee was from?" Cooper thought she meant his place of birth and answered, "He- dummy's queen. West agonized over this second round of diamonds, but finally decided to save his jack. When East won the next club trick with the ace, the diamond suit was hopelessly blocked. Since the diamonds could not be run. South made his contract, not without a grateful bow to West, West should have used the Rule of Eleven, since East's return of the six of diamonds is conventionally a fourth best. Subtracting the six from 11 gives a remainder of five. West therefore knows thai the other three, hands , combined have only five diamonds higher than the six. Dummy started with two, and West started with two. Hence the ace that South had al ready played is his only diamond higher than the six. If West comes to this conclusion, it will be easy for him to unblock his jack of diamonds under dum 7 my's queen. The contract is then easily set with the long diamond suit. <5—The bidding has been: South ttwl North Eut 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass •t You, South, hold: *AJ73 VKI52 «KQ1»6 *4 What do you do? A—Bid one rpidt You Jntend to »IK hctrU later, thus showing your distribution u well M J«ur Itrcnxth. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South.-hold: +AJ73 VKI5 «KQlt< *4 2 What do you do? Ajwwer Tomorrow lena, Montana, mfi'ani." "My goodness," exclaimed tho lady In true astonishment. "Thee to Indeed a cosmopolite." Sheldon Leonard, who directs Danny Thomas' TV show, Is seen almost every night as nn actor in old movies on television. Other- day nn autograph fan approached Leonard, Danny and Doris Day beside the pool at the Desoi't Inn in Palm Springs. Ignoring; Danny and Doris, the fan shoved his book at Leonard saying: "Boy. is my mother-in- law crazy about you!" "Maybe you'd like Danny's and Doris' autographs, too," said the embarrassed Leonard. Replied the fan: "N'ope, don't think she knows "em." Marilyn Maxwell is Miss Undecided about whether she will give up her career after becoming a mama in April. "I'm not sure," she says. "I've always wanted a child and it may be difficult for me to leave her— I'm hoping: for a girl—because of my work. But I've been working so long retirement can be a problem, too." Short lakes: A short circuit could make Robert Linn the hottest singer in show business. She's being wired for sound with a speclal- tyi_,e microphone built right into a gown for her night-club debut . . . A set built for Bill Holden's "Arizona." filmed in 1941. still st nds as a tourist attraction In Tucson. Ariz. A sing reads: "Bill Holden Starred Here." . . . Arleen Whelan r reading the script of a Broad- way-gound play. "The Bold Approach." It's a satire on the Kinsey reports. . . . Rosano Brazzi's voice won't have to be d". bbed in the film version of "South Pacific." He trained for opera before becoming a movie lover-boy and can yodel the daylights out of "Some Enchanted Evening." Now that Rock, Tab and Guy are movie box-office names, how about a new western hero—Chuck Wagon? 75 Years Ago In B/ytbevii/e Mrs. J. 0. Ellis. Mrs. John -McHaney and Mrs. A. O. Hall wera guests when Mrs. Russell Barham entertained her bridge club at her home. Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe and Mrs. J. . J. cooscston won high score awards. Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. Cooke Jr. will move the frist of the month to the house on the Annorel Road formerly occupied by the Algie Bishops. Mrs. Morris Zeller is visiting relatives in St. Louis for several days. Miss BilJie Leggett. who attends the University of Mississippi is here visitng her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Leggett. Honor System For Fishermen LAWTON, Mich. (/P)—Boat liveryman Ed Wagner puts fishermen on their honor when they rent his boats. Wagner, 13, has installed a system of slots on his garage at nearby Cedar Lake. Slot numbers correspond with those of boats. A sign directs the customer to insert his fee and help himself to a bo?.t. Wagner says that in two years of operating his system he has been "beat out" of only one or two fees. The price is $1 a day. WILLIE laughed when the teacher told the story of a boy who swam a river three times in 20 minutes. "You doubt that a good swimmer could do that, do you?" asked the teacher. "No, sir," replied Willie, but I wonder why he didn't make it four times and get back to the side where his clothes were." Louisville Courier-Journal. 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