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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 1, 1953
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PAGE SIX TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tint COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»g«r Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, 'Atlanta, Memphis. InUred »s second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any tuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per tear 1250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, »nd tint they might have It more abundantly. .— John 10:10. * * * Thy life Is no idle dream, but a solemn real- ality; It Is thine own, and it is all thou hast to front eternity with. — Thomas Caryle. Barbs All the bones and muscles of our feet are not developed in less than 18 to 20 years. Then we Wt'k oil over them I * * * An nUnoi* girl of IT said she got married bc- ea<lK »he w» tired of working at home. A sur- pritt l« In store for her! * * * An Indiana youngster threw his mother's apron, with a $20 bill In the pocket, into a burning rubbish pile. Mom's out about $10 in purchasing power. * * * Most people jet a bit l~o»t out of a brand- new automobile, says a dealer. Is he talking about price? » * * Praise for a good day's work is what makes the worker lose Interest when It isn't given. Tragic Events May Alter Opinion on Sewer Situation Political harangues and newspaper editorials do not shape public opinion. They merely hammer a w ay at t h e fringes'of it. Slow in its incubation, public opinion usually crystalizes after long living room, back room and street- corner discussions. However, this nebulous factor of our political and social life can have its gestation period shortened considerably by events. To wit: the Russian army was the heroic comrade of all free people while it Was killing and murdering Germans from 1942 until 1945. Our public's opinion of that army now sees it as the only remaining threat to a brotherhood of free nations. Thus, events re-shaped public opinion with some alacrity. Blytheville's citizenry someday will find it has developed a definite, progressive outlook on the city's sewer problems. It may be that this unified opinion will come after an interminable number of committee meetings, coffee- discussions, or the like. However, it is beginning to appeal- that it will be brought to a head in a more dramatic, costly and tragic manner by the course of events. When Blytheville hospitals become full of stricken citizens, as the State Health Department continues to forbid opening of the new county hospital here, when lost man-hours pile up, we think we'll see a sudden shift in public opinion regarding the sewer situation. Congress Ctin't See Woods For Trees It's Investigating So far the new Congress has voted $3,000,000 for 25 different investigations. Close to 150 more have been suggested but not yet acted upon. On the other hand, not a single major bill has been passed nor has any basic appropriation measure been approved in the four months the lawmakers have been assembled in Washington. Last year and the year before, the old 82nd Congress broke the record for money spent on investigations, using up $5,700,000. The 83rd is well on the •way to new heights. Maybe, therefore, it's time to propose some 'changes which will properly reflect this new state of affairs. For one thin?;, the titles ''senator" and "representative" seem a trifle outmoded. Since their principal occupation • JR investigating, it might bi better to j. call them what they »r«i Intwtigator Velde of Illinois, Investigator Jenner of Indiana, and ao on. Then, too, it looks rather foolish to insist on regular meetings of the full House and Senate, even if they're limited to two or three weekly. These meet- Ings clearly are viewed by the lawmakers as unwarranted interruptions in their investigative operations. Right now, in fact, it is difficult to see why our legislators need to maintain their lease on the huge House and Senate chambers, since they spend so little useful time there. The space might be more profitably rented to some college based in Washington, for use as class lecture halls. The House has a public address system, and acoustics aren't bad in the Senate. On those rare occasions when the lawmakers feel disposed to get together to pass a law, some disheartened landlord saddled with a closed-down movie house may open the doors to one of his dusty caverns. Rent should be low. Another matter. The starting date for the federal fiscal year probably ought to be moved from the present July 1 to Oct. 1. Congress never gets appropriations passed by the existing deadline any more. In time we may even see a splitting off of functions, with a fourth, or investigative branch added to the judicial, executive and legislative. The investigators might call themselves the Chamber of Special Deputies. Readers Views To The Editor: Perhaps I have expressed my opinion too often on the sewer problem of our city but I wish to »dd my final "two cents worth" for what it ii worth. The results of the two week front page cull for action to me seems unimportant. What is important. Wlmt Is important Is that only slightly more than 300 responded to the call. Good citizenship need not be conformity. Difference of opinion is desirable and most of all a unified Interest, regardless of opinion, Is most desirable. Tha meager response in this problem is a display of poor citizenship and the sounding of a funeral march. Those who have paid out the cost for existing sewers seem to forget that all material things depreciate. Who among you would consider a twenty year old automobile which had been in constant use of any value? Yet, you imply that your old worn out sewers are still of value and seem to be unashamed In stating that you do not intend to help others acquire sanitary conditions. How selfish can we get? Some are willing to go into bondage to attain our goal, yet, we see upon close observation that the vast majority of our population can not even afford their present high cost of living much less be burdened with more utility expense. Some would do nothing. How uninformed can we get in our so called enlightened, age? The sewer project is a must if we are to remain healthy In this community, It appears that the majority of our population are in this group for the absence of their vote Is an expression of "do nothing." The decision must be made with the prime Interest being a consideration of the ability o! the majority, In the low Income bracket, to meet the obligation. The middle and upper Income minority must for once forget their selfish interests and work to that end. The chance of buying the water company was lost, thanks to a Certain Influential cltnue, which figures proved would have paid 6/14 of the bill. I advocate that we still make an attempt In that direction and add to the effort the acquisition of the electric and gas distribution systems. In so doing we will accomplish a two-fold purpose. First we will get our sewers by applying the profits to that end. Second, we will build up a surplus with whlcn we can improve the city also build plant facilities for Industry so Inclined, and there are many. We have just missed out because of our lack of tools with which to barter. The utilities would serve as the necessary tools. Though there are few who have come out openly for this program I assure you that there are many men with influence who are with me 100% I wonder how many would take the time to drop a card to the Courier and state their opinion on an effort to this end! Come on Blythevlllel Let us wake up and build up our dying community. SO THEY SAY I don't like the United States -because of its Imperialistic policy. — Third grade Japanese child repatriated from communistic China. * •* * A situation involving him has arisen, and Roberts' decision to quit is a wise one. — President Elsenhower on resignation of VVes Roberts as GOP national chairman. * * * We of course welcome any indications that the Communists are now interested in resolving the POW question on a humanitarian basis. -United Stales State Department on Red peace feelers. * * * I plead with you for cooperation between the two brandies of government. — Mutual Security Administrator Harold Stassen, charging Sen. Joseph McCarthy with "undermining" administration efforts to cut off shipping to Communist countries (AWK.) COURIEK NEWS Under Cover FRIDAY, MAT 1, 1998 Peter Edson's Washington Column — Treasury Aide Explains Aim Of a Billion-Dollar Bond Issue WASHINGTON — <NEA)— V. S. Treasury action in floating the latest billion-dollar bond issue at 31/, per cent Interest has made financial experts out of a lot of people who never b o t h e red about such things before. Com monest and most easily understood criticism of this action is that It raises the bill for Peter EdsoD government Interest payments by $5 million a year. A one half of one per cent rise in Interest rates on a billion dollars amounts to that much. Since one of the principal alms of the new administration is to cut the costs of government opera- tons and so save money, the ques- ton naturally arises as to why the Treasury did this thing? W. Randolph Burgess, New York banker now serving as deputy secretary of Treasury, Is the official who took principal responsibility for engineering ths deal. Hs part- cular job in the new administration's debt management and monetary policy. Mr. Burgess says the government didn't arbitrarily set this interest rate at a higher level just to give the Investors a break. The rate, he says, was determined by the current market supply and demand for money. Before determining the interest rate on the new bond issue, Treasury made a careful survey of this money market. Life Insurance companies, savngs banks, and the big pension funds like Standard Oil of New Jersey's were polled on what terms they would pay for a new government long-term bond issue. Eighty per cent of the In- surance companies were eventually covered in this poll. Bonds Wouldn't Sell At Lower Rate No interest was shown in buying government bonds at 3 per cent interest. If this issue had been offered at that figure, says Mr. Burgess, it would not have sold. As proof of that, the experience of Allied Chemical is cited in trying to float a $200 million loan Just before the government bond issue was announced. This company had to pay 3.56 per cent interet for Its money. That was the current market level for commercial borrowing. The Treasury undercut this rate a fraction. Furthermore, the governmen had to offer this bond issue on a 25-to-30-year basis. A 15-year issue was not considered practical because the Treasury has a number of other obligations maturing in 1968. The burden of refinancing In 1968 had to be kept down. The alterative to isuing this long-term bond issue at 3'A per cent would have been "to print" a lot oS new money, a Mr. t Burgess gess calls it, by selling securities to the banks. That Is the way the government raised much of its new money in recent years. And accordng to one theory, that is what Is responsible for the rise In prices and the devaluation of the dollar. Instead of printing new money, the Treasury was trying to find Investors with a lot of old money saved up, and to get these people to buy government bonds. The effect of this will be to cut .down the amount of money available for other purposes. It is hoped this will force some people This is exactly what the Treasury money to postpone ther operatons. who may be waning to borrow wants. Expected to Protect Value of Savngs The purpose Is not to force prices down, nor to force wages down, Mr. Burgess mantains. The spending power of the dollar can be maintained, he believes, but a little bit of the fat In the economy can be trimmed off. The effect of this is expected to be to protect the value of the savings some 75 to 80 million people have in life insurance policies and the 50 million people who own TJ. S. savings bonds. It is also intended to help the people with money in savings accounts whose interest payments have been held down, and the people living on pensions. These, says Mr. Burgess, are the people who suffer the most in a free money market when the Inflationary tendency is higher. Just because this one government bond issue had to be sold at 314 per cent interest is no reason why all subsequent bond issues will have to be floated at high Interest rates. And it is no reason why ail other interest rates on private mortages or government-insured home loans and G.I. loans will have to be Increased. The chances are fair, says Mr. Burgess, that the Treasury will be borrowing at lower rates within the next two years. Whatever the future interest rates may be. they will be determined by money market conditions at the time and by the government's need for money. This in turn will be determined by whether the new budget director, Joseph M. Dodge, can balance government expenses with government receipts, whether Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson can reduce American military spending, and by what Malenkov and Co. decide to do. Sunday School Lesson .Written for NEA Service W. E. Gilroj. D. D Christianity began with devout Jewish souls expecting a Messiah and earnest disciples believing that they had found the Messiah. The atmosphere and environment of the land was already holy with the clo- ry of Israel. Thus as Christianity spread throughout the Roman world it soon came into conflict with the rites, literature and great. imposing shrines and temples of paganism. Nowhere is that conflict so marked nor so vividly depicted as In the story told in Acts 19:23-41 of Saint Paul's preaching in Asia Minor and of the opposition he encountered in Ephesus through- the commotion stirred up by worshippers of the Goddess Diana. The story has an inetersting modern aspect also. For among the worshippers of the goddess were the silversmiths who made silver shrines for her and who, like some today, were more interested In the material profits of religion than in any sincerity of woriuiip. When they saw Paul's mission succeeding, the silversmiths said among themselves, "Our craft Is in danger." But seeking to conceal their self-interest from the people, they cried /'Great is Diana of the Epheslans." Tills, too. has Its counterpart In modern times when some use the clonk of religion to stir up prejudices or advance self-interest. That story in Acts 19 is instructive and It ought to be read again r,nd again, not only for its account of Christianity in conflict with paganism, but for Its warning against those, who would take the noble things of religion and patriotism nnd pervert them lo their own ends. Ephesiu was the capital city ol the Roman provlhct of Alia. It WM at the mouth of a river, three miles from the open sea. It was on the mnin road from Rome to the East, a flourishing route of trade ond civilization., Corinth was the , next great station on the road to Rome, so that Ephesus was a notable center of Paul's missionary work in a large area. But it was here in the city that the conflict centered. Here was established a distinctive power of paganism nnd here Paul had lived for over two years (Acts 19:10). The templs of Artemis, or Diana, was of enormous size. It was also used as a great treasure house and worship at its festivals brought great throngs from all over the province of Asia. It was easy, therefore, to stir up a riot by rousing the^ people with a warning of danger to their religion. But in the narrative there is one notable figure apart from' Paul and his companions who were attacked. That's the figure of the town clerk who kept his head and calmed the rioters Would that there were more such calm-minded public leaders in every time and place! • JAC08Y ON BRIDGE Overworked Ploy \ Is SHII Valuable By OSWALD JACOBT Vt'rlltcn for NEA Service The suit prctcrence signal Is one of the most overworked conventions in expert bridge, but It can be very valuable wht-n properly used. The general Idea 1» to UM » card in one suit to indicate that you want a lead in a different suit. In today's hand, for example, West opens the king of hearts, cdn- tinues with the ace of hearts, and then leads a heart for East to ruff. In leading a third heart, West is at perfect liberty to lead the five, the four, or the three. In expert play there is Quite a difference. If East and West are not experts, East will ruff the third spade and will look around for a likely - looking return. The king of diamonds looks like the best re- WEST 4.2 V AK543 • 832 + KJ53 NORTH A Q 10 5 4 ¥1072 • 10 9 4 *A92 EAST South 3* 4 KQ765 *Q874 SOUTH (D) 4AKJ73 ' »QJ3S 4 AJ 4106 Neither side vul. West North Pass 2 * Pass Pass East Pass Pass Opening lead—V K turn from the East hand, but it actually succeeds in giving declarer his contract. South wins the return of the king of diamonds with his ace. draws trumps, and returns the Jack of diamonds to force out East's queen. Dummy's ten of diamonds then furnishes a discard for South's losing club. If East and West are experts. West can Indicate the suit he wants returned by the size of the heart Ihnt he leads at the third trick. West can lead hl> highest Erskine Johnson IN . HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Now it's time for the TV industry to laugh—movies may be 'lopping off the heads of actors! U-I's and Paramount's big, curved screens have from 8 to 11 per cent loss of Image at the top and bottom when regular 2-D pictures, filmed for the average screen, are projected on the aluminum-coated gauze expanse. And actors whose heads happened to be near the top of the screen are going to be beheaded, or scalped—just like in the early days of TV, Myrtle—as a result of the celluloid loss. "Why, we've even got a lower crown for Percy Kilbrlde's derby in 'Ma and Pa Kettle Hit the Road Home,' " a U-I publicity man told me. "Not to mention Indian war bonnets made of shorter feathers In 'Brady's Bunch,' " he added. The big screens were dreamed up by technicians to give a new look to already completed films in Hollywood's war with TV. There will definitely be a divorce, I hear, for Jane Powell and Geary Steffan, who postponed -n inevitable separation to stop the flood of rumors linking the singing star with Gene Nelson. Janie's pals are saying that hsr marriage hit the rocks months before she met Gene and that financial troubles touched off the fuse. Angela Lansbury will have her second baby, due around the first of May, by the painless, natural method advocated by British doctors. The baby will be born at home and no anesthetics will be used. SPILLS LAP IN SOUP PUBLICITY release: "During the local run of Ciner- ama, the Brown Derby restaurants will feature a complete preshow 'Cinerama Dinner.' " Cinerama puts you on the screen with the actors. The Cinerama dinner, I suppose, either will put you in the kitchen with the chef or put your lap in the soup. Van Johnson's Bound reasoning for hitting the road in a nightclub act: , "I want,to get back to people. Working too long in movies away from live audiences tends to make movie stars lose perspective." Elliott Nugent, who's being treated for a Vivien Leigh type of crackup at a private sanitarium in Connecticut, is making a recovery that's astounding the psychiatrists. . .Look alikes:: Lana Turner and Jenny Barrett, the Vogue Record warbler with the hit tune, "He Loves Me.". . .New twosome at the Bandbox in New York: Peggy Ann Garner and wealthy David Haft, who once dated Gloria DeHaven. . .Jack Benny on his Hillcrest Country Club golf- heart to Indicate that he wants a high suit returned; and he can lead his lowest heart to Indicate that he wants a low suit returned. In all situations of this kind, the trump suit is left out of consideration. The suit that is being led is also left out of consideration. Of the two remaining suits, one Is higher in rank than the other. In this hand, for example, diamonds and clubs are the two suits that should be considered, and diamonds are higher than clubs. An expert West would lead his lowest heart at the third trick to indicate that he wants a return in the lowest suit. Bast ruffs the third heart and obeys orders by returning a club. Now South is sure to go down because he must lose a diamond and a club in addition to the first three tricks that he has already lost. ing: "I've had so many bad games there that the whole course Is ona big hazard for me." Vera-Ellen, who's leveled with me all along about the Homeoa she's been reported on the verga of marrying, says her dates with singer Ross Severin don't mean an altar march. CENSORS ARE BLUE THE censors and Director Otto Preminger are going 'round and. 'round over dialog about mistresses and virgins in "The Moon Is Blue," but he says he isn't backing down. "The public's with us," he told me. "The preview comment cards show that. People wrote that they adult pictures." hoped we wouldn't give in to ths censors and that it was time for Pranchot Tone will inherit something like $8,000,000 when his mother's will is settled. But Barbara Payton preferred Tom Neall. . . Christine Jorgenson is hopping mad over the sudden cancellation of his- her life story by Bennett Cerf. The book was announced in Publishers Weekly. Jeanne Grain looks just liks Hedy Lamarr in the new "Italian street-boy hairdo" she's sporting, and when I remarked on it Jeanne winked and told me right in front of hubby Paul Brinkman: "I copied it from Hedy to* hold Paul. We were at Palm Springs and Paul dived right in after Hedy when he got a look at her. They talked for hours—he couldn't tear himself away—so I rushed out and got my hair cut." Joan Crawford's going back to glamor. Oscar-winner Helen Rose and fur designer Al Teitelbaum are collaborating on the mink and ermine creations she'll wear ID MGM'« "Torch Song." Katherine Dunham and her troupe are listening to a major studio offer to do their hig-wiggling in the first 3-D movie dance recital. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch are In St. Louis having gone especially for a party given by Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lichtenstein announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jeanette, to Bert A. Lynch Jr. The Blytheville school band played and representatives of the Lions club, Rotary club and Chamber of Commerce wore smiles of welcome as they stood with Mayor Marion Williams to greet the Memphis Cotton Carnival boosters when they rolled into town at five yesterday afternoon. Marcus Evrard will speak to members of Chapter N. of the P. E. O. ' Sisterhood when they meet tonight at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon. Never try to read a continued story in a magazine you pick up in the barbershop, says Joe Parks. The number containing the final chapter's alwpys missing and you're in suspense the rest of your life. Fish Fry Answer to Previous Punle HORIZONTAL 1 Perch-like food fish 6 Large ocean fish 9 Bostonian fish 12 Continent 13 One 14 Girl's name 15 Unwilling 17 Cat's cry 18 Some 3 Part of a window 4 Fry slowly 5 Exclamation of reproof 6 Incapable 7 Number 8 Essence 9 Fixing together 10 Above 28 Play 46 Deep-bodied livo 11 Glossy black 30 Icelandic saga herring live "..' ,, v^-atoii,,,. 41 Pit in- - water 19 Carriers 21 Man's name 23 Operated 24 Pronoun 27 Lost blood 29 Followers birds 31 Foreteller 41 Pit 33 Engine 48 Diminutive 35 Come forth suffix 40 Very 50 Kaffir decorated warriors 43 British Derby 51 Require 52 To cut 55 Fox 16 Musical instrument 20 Elevate 22 Sicker 24 Damage 25 Arrow poison town 1 3! F^belong t«26 Wretched 45 Comforts the j kingdom ' S4 Live 36 Repair a shoe j 37 Reparation 38 Encounter 39 Italian capital 41 Fish with spear-like snout 42 Fish egss 44 Unusual 46 Whet i 49 Wins • 53 Fireplace shelf 54 Government leaders ' S6 Every one 57 German ktrig 58 Fencing sword 59 Scottish river 60 Reward 61 Lateral part VERTICAL 1 Barriers 3 Bewildered 1 12. ~ 18 H iz )6 tt % & 4i rf i ft W j ifc i n H b I? m it k'i w S 1! m a rt m K * V W, m to 7 WA & W 3} 'm ( 55 8 ti m Is * H m, M M 1 ft 10 30 •MMQ Jl a

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