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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 15, 1953
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PAGE FOUK BI/VTHBVTU.E (ARK.) COURTER NEWS FRIPAT, MAT IB, 1MI TH* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURHR KIWI co H. W. HAINM, Publliher HAWIT A. HAINM, AnUWnt Publish!! A. A. PREDBICKSON, Editor PAOL O. HUMAN, Adwtlsln* Man»ger i. - - 8ol< National Advertising Representatives: WauTci Witmer Co,,»w York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphlr ^ ___ Entered as wcond olasi matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkaiuas, under act or con- grew. October i, 1017. Member of The Associated PreK •— SUBSCRIPTION BATES: B, carrier In the city of Blytheville or any .uburban town where carrier .ervice i» main- "TmWwfa radim o, 50 mile,, $M» p.. rear 1250 or six months, 11.25 (or three months, by mS outside SO mile .one, tlWO per year payable In advance. Meditations That whleh U fone out ol thy llpt thou »h.H keep and perform, even a free-will offerlnf, ac- cordlnt a. thou hast rowed unto the Lord thy God, which thou hm.1 promised with thy mouth. Deut. 23:23. * * * I will forethink what I will promise, that I may promise but what I will do. - Warwick. Barbs There are a lot of new cars that already have gone 10,000 miles on credit. * * * Education U »P«i>sivt, sayi » professor. But not as expensive »s Ignorance. * * * Sunday is when the exceptional man does about half the yard work ha made up his mind to 'do. * * * An ostrich WM shipped by nl»ne, but the old itork continues to 10 u he pleases. * * * The prison inmate takes little stock in the old expression, "believe In your convictions." Africa Will Hit Peril Point If We Ignore Ferment Every time he turns around, the American is being asked to discover another 'continent. This time it's Africa. .The American's attention — and his pocketbook — already are pretty thoroughly divided. He knows Britain and France are his country's firmest fritnds and his own security is bound up with their safety. He knows Korea and Indochina are live danger spots; the casualty lists are eloquent. But that's merely the beginning. He. hears that Iran is critical because its oil is strategic. Esjypt is crucial because the Puez canal is an indispensable free •World lifeline. Yugoslavia is a bastion of southeastern Europe whose fall to Russia would outflank the West. Germany and Japan are (treat industrial prizes which must be held. To his ears come other reports that he must watch India closely, since it may be the next big Asian target of the Reds. He is told, too, that country after country in Latin America is a hotbed of communism. And now, Africa. The spotlight is on. With a spectacular pictorial effort and sound analysis, Life magazine has tried in a recent issue to show the American why he must add Africa to his list of worries. Other magazines have contributed ably to the story, and a good many newspaper reporters have landed safely on the African coast and are making their way inland. The sad thing is, all these demands on his time and many of the calls for his money are legitimate. Yet, in his despair at the clamor and confusion, the American often wishes he could shrug off the' whole business and just devote himself to trying to understand his own country. This he cannot (lo, naturally. From the chaos of world problems he must seek some measure of order. At risk of being crudely arbitrary, he must fix a priority-of-interest scale for dealing with the nations seeking his attention. v The place of Korea, Indo-China and Western Europe at the top is obvious. Not so clear is the question where India belongs, or Africa. Africa, like Asia, is in ferment. Its peoples have been qhown western standards. They want a better life for themselves than the grinding poverty they have had. The experts agree that Communists have not stirred this ferment but are simply trying to take credit for it, and trying to exploit it for the future. Africa has not gone so far down the road as Asia. We may help to prevent a violent explosion if we can find the, heart and the means to encourage t h • African people in th« fulfillment of their legitimate aspirations for self-dbvelop- ment. If wo do not — !f we insist on confining our Interest to places plagued by crisis — then we shall surely be rewarded one day by a king-size blowup in tormented Africa. Views of Others The Fifth Amendment A familiar scene, enacted over and over again in certain congressional committee Investigation*, it this one: Ask a congressman (or senator) of a witness: "Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?" And comes the stock reply: "I refuse to answer on the grounds of self-lncrlmlnation." What is this "self-incilmlnation" business and why is it used so often as a shield? The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution states that no person "shall be compelled In any criminal case to be a witness against himself. . ." It Is not a crime to be a member of the Communist Party. And a congressional investigation Is not a trial, criminal or otherwise. Why, then do these witnesses persist In using the Fifth Amendment as an excuse to evade questions about their loyalty? Some of these witnesses sincerely believe that Congress has no right to ask such questions of a person who has not been charged with a violation of any law. Others are quite obviously Communists or left- wingers who are afraid to admit their affiliation but who dare not deny it, lest they be cited for perjury. All this imposes hardships on the Investigating congressmen. A witness who refuses to tell about any alleged subversive activities on the grounds of "self-incrlmination" Is not necessarily a Communist. Mere refusal to say is not in Itself any admission of subversive connections, even though the assumption may be to the contrary. Senator McCarran, who has been helping conduct t lot of these Investigations, has sponsored a bill which would require these reluctant witnesses to answer these questions or stand in contempt of Congress. Would such a bill, if passed by Congress, be a violation of the Fifth Amendment? Ultimately only the United States Supreme Court can answer that one. But Pat McCarran is a lawyer. More than that, he Is a former chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. He should know law. —Klhgsport (Tenn.) News. A Practical Answer On the subject of tax reduction, two views now prevail In Congress. One is that taxes should be cut at once, and Congress then trim Its financial sails to fit Its clolh. The other Is that the budget should be balanced first, and tax reduction considered thereafter. Senator Talt proposes a "standby tax reduction law." Under this law, tax reduction would go into effect automatically once the budget was balanced. If Congress (ailed to cut spending sufficiently to achieve this, the law would be inoperative. It is certainly true'that" If a law were on the books making tax reduction mandatory once ap- priatlons were reduced to a certain level, the people would demand action. Senator Tuft may have a practical answer to the problem. —Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Estate (SIC) of Stalin If a high American statesman died, leaving only $80,000 In his will, it would probably be said that here was an honest public man. But If Joseph Stalin had left only $1000 instead of his reported $80,000 estate, It would weigh little in the scale agninst his career of bloody Kremlin intrigue, world misrepresentation and chicanery. Stalin's sole heir, son Vassily, perhaps feels cheated by the Soviet's lack of a free enterprise sfsLcm. Or possibly the Moscow press is the real victim of the Red ban on free enterprise. It would make poor propaganda among the proletariat if it developed that good old Uncle Joe cached a fat ruble board while keeper of the Kremlin purse. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY The Tinderbox Enkine Johmon IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — McKay's Policy on Dams Makes Issue of National Public Power WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay's new public electric power policy going to he debated up arid down and across the country for a long time 'to come. It has the makings of a major political issue (or the western states in 1954 and nationally i n 1956. Secretary Mo _ - Kay revealed Tetcr Edson this policy by announcing that he would not intervene to oppose the Idaho Pow- 3r Co.'s application before the Federal Power Commission for author- ty lo build a private power dam at Oxbow on the Snake River, the Oregon-Idaho boundary. The secretary made every effort (o make clear Hint he was ieclding this case on its merits ilone. Other cases, he said, might be handled differently. But this lecislon was cleared by the full :abinet and it has President Eisen- jower's approval. So It is in effect idministration policy. By refusing to oppose the Idaho .Power Co. application, Secretary McKay in effect washed out com- iletely the Bureau of Reclama- ion's plan to have the government mild a much bigger dam at Hell's Canyon, downstream from tire Ox- mw location. The Hell's Canyon project was )lanned and supported by the Trunan administration, though it was nice postponed and once defeated )y Congress. It is also before the iresent Congress. But in view of Secretary McKay's new policy statement, Hell's Canyon is now considered a dead duck for as .ing as the present administration remains in office. Hell's Canyon was an S800- lillion project to develop a inaxi- mum of 1,200,000 kilowatts of electric power and a minimunrof 635,000. By comparison, the Idaho Power Co.'s Oxbow and three smaller dams planned for the Snake River would cost the company from $160 to $200 million and develop 520,000 kilowatts of power. Passed Buck To TJ. S. Power Commission By withdrawing the Department of Interior as an active supporter of the Hell's Canyon project, Secretary of Interior McKay in effect passed the buck on making public power policy to the Federal Power Commission. He served notice that on this project at least, he was taking the government out of the power business. If this policy is applied to. other projects, the era of big government clam construction, begun by President Hoover with the Hoover Dam and continued all through the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, may now said to be over. Secretary McKay's reasons for making this decision after three months of careful consideration were chiefly as follows: It was necessary to balance the budget. In the need for economy, Congress wouldn't appropriate the money. He was already having trouble getting enough money from Congress to run existing projects. Hell's Canyon would contribute nothing to irrigation and reclamation projects and have little effect on navigation and flood control. The first Idaho Power Co. dam could be brought into production seven or eight years before Hell's Canyon. This makes it obviously a short- range policy decision. Over and above all this, however, was the secretary's fundamental policy decision that while the federal government should develop multipurpose dams on the main stems of rivers, private enterprise should be allowed to develop water-power projects that can assist in over-all development of natural resources. This is the declaration that makes the SnaKe River controversy a national issue and not just a local matter of interest to the people of the Northwest. McKay Denied "Give-Away" Charges Before the U. S. Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in Washington a week before, Secretary McKay had denied charges that the Eisenhower administration was a "give-away" administration. "We're not going^ to give away anything," he declared. We're just as proud of our heritage, just as zealous in protecting our resources as anybody." Following on the heels of the Hell's Canyon policy declaration, however. Democratic spokesmen were preparing to intensify their cry that this was merely the first step of a gigantic give-away of natural resources. It will be charged that the Senate vote returning submerged lands mineral rights to the states, coming on the same day the Hell's Canyon policy was announced, marks only the beginning of an administration drive to liquidate the public domain. President Eisenhower's c a m- paign speech at Boise, Ida., on Aug. 20 is being cited now as the guide for this policy. ' 'Now we have a government that applies the-philosophy of the left to government," said Candidate Eisenhower at that time. "The government will build the power dams, the government will tell you how to distribute power, the government will do this and that, the government does evt^thing but come in and wash the dishes for the housewife." Secretary McKay's new power policy announcement will be ticketed as in harmony with that statement, and the debate will go on endlessly. Sunday School Lesson — ^ Written for NEA Scrylce Bj W. E. Gilroj, D. D. I had a nice dream last night, so I waited f9r good news today, and my dream came true. — Mother of Pfc. John Jankovils, released by Reds. + # # I'd like to see it work. (Offer by U. S. to pay $100,000 for first Korean MIO delivered to UN hands.) Maybe I'd get to fly that Mid. — Maj. James Jabara, history's first jet ace. * * * This office is already in possession of information on some of our clubs where (card game) stakes are so high that players are losing more money than they can afford. — Baseball Commissioner Ford c. Prick. » * *. I picked up those shoes four times. If I had stopped to think that Debbie needed her mother more than she needed the shoes, I would have lelt them. - Mrs. Patricia Morrison, of El Mouse, Calif., wife of unemployed welder, who took shoes for needy child. * ' * * You may find comfort In the hope of a promising clearing of the cloudy skies of this world of ours. — Pope Pius XII, to Italian' tobacco work- It might be said that the way to rend the Epistles of St. Paul is just (o read .them. But it is not as simple as that.' Pcler. who commended the wisdom of "our beloved brother Paul" HI Peter 3-.1S. 16>, also said that in Paul's Epistles were "some things hard to be understood," and such misunderstanding, he added, might have serious consequences. AR a matter of fact much that Paul wrote has been .misunderstood, both in letter and In spirit. Paul was supremely a great apostle of divine and brotherly love Yet much that he wrote has been made the occasion of bittev controversies in which there has been little of brotherly love or understanding. Insofar' as Christian doctrine Is conrerned, and especially the doctrine of the Atonement, I think one great source of misunderstanding Is in the failure to always recognize to whom Paul Is addressing himself and what Is the nature and purpose of his argument. A part of his purpose, especially in the Epistle to the Romans, was to Interrct Christian truth In relation to ideas nnd rites deeply embedded In Old Testament religion. Among those Idnis was that of the Scapegoat. His was the conception that sin could not be forgiven unlcsx someone bore the penalty and suffered for It. There was also an In- .si.stpiice on the need for sacrifice and appeasement. II wns a ronceplton sl.roiiRly enforced by such pasiagci M Isaiah 53:6. Great Old Testament saints and prophets were somewhat at variance with the prevailing Ideas of sacrifice and appeasement In proclaiming that "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God. Thou wilt note despise." They even insisted that outward sacrifices on the altar were in vain unless there was the altar in the heart (Amos 5:21, 22). But Paul went considerably beyond this. To those who thought a sacrifice was needed before God could forgive sin. Paul said that Christ Is the sacrifice. But not, as you may think, a Christ being punished for sin. On the contrary "God was In Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself" II Corinthians 5:19). It was man. not God, who nailed Jesus to the cross. I think two major suggestions may he made concerning the rending of Paul's Epistles. Much light will he thrown on them by constant reference to Paul's travels and the events recorded In the Book of the Acts. And, while It Is not so necessary for understanding and Interpretation, f think that much additional Intercut Is to be found by reading In encyclopedias, miilc dictionaries, or In other sources, thr often very vivid and graphic descriptions of the areas and cities that, Paul visited In his Journeys and In his founding of churches. Read Courier Ncwi Classified Ads. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Goood Defense Will Stop Opponents By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When today's hand, was played in a recent team event, South had to play his hand very skillfully to make his game contract in spades. He deserved credit for making 1 the gamaf but fiis oppo- NORTH 1* A43 » J 10813 • 2 * AKQ KM WEST EAST (D) «10 *K965 VK652 » A Q 9 4 « « 6 5 » K J 10 8 4 # J 9 8 7 J + None SOUTH A AQ.I872 * None • A973 + 632 <; Neither side vul. r«rt South Wo* North IV 1 A 2V 3* Pass 3 * Pass 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass 'Opening lead—* 2 nents didn't win any medals for their defensive skill. Soulh ruffed the opening heart lead and led a olub lo dumniy'B queen at the second trick. East ruffed and returned a low heart, forcing declarer to ruff a second HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens: The long-range fate of Hollywood's three-dimensional movies requiring glasses is the big question in the celluloid hot-stove league. "House of Wax," the first major studio 3-D film, Is breaking "Gone With the Wind" box-office records, but a star Just returned from a personal-appearance tour with the picture isn't optimistic about the lasting power of "Depth- ies." After talking to movie-goers and exhibitors, Frank Lovejoy is convinced that "a few purely gimmick 3-D pictures will be about all they can take." A long and rosy future for theaters, I believe, is not in 3-D, either, but in spectacles such as moviegoers never have seen or dreamed possible now that Cinerama and other big-screen films have broken the proscenium-arch barrier. Theatergoers must be given something they can't see on TV. The intimacy of human emotions within the bounds of confining sets should be left to television. The world's scenic beauties as backgrounds for spectacle stories based on great novels, historical and Biblical events and musicals like "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific" should be the forte of big- screen movies. Jane Powell and Oeary Steffen, it's said, have called off the divorce talk and he'll join her when she opens her act in Las Vegas. But there are still plenty of unbelievers. Margaret O'Brien's latest portrait Is an eye-opener. She now looks exactly like Liz Taylor of six years ago. REAL GENUINE ACTOK COMEDIAN Benny Rubin, who has never taken a drink in his life, recently was voted an honorary member-of the A A because "a lot of my friends are members, and I go down and play cai'ds with them." So what happens? Benny Just went to work in Joan Crawford's "Torch Song"—playing the role of a drunk! A backstage row between Veron- tlme. South thought the situation over carefully and decided to lead clubs again, finessing dummy's ten. East ruffed for a second time and made declarer ruff a third heart. Now South cashed the «ce of diamonds, ruffed a diamond In dummy,, and finessed tile queen of trumps to return to his hand. When the finesse succeeded, South could draw the last trump with the ace. Having drawn trumps he could lead his last club to dummy and discard one of his remaining diamonds on a top club. He could well afford to give up his last diamond, having previously lost only two trump tricks. South's play was very astute, but try making four spades If East returns a trump after ruffing the first round of clubs. South can find several ways to make nine tricks, but I haven't found any way for him to make ten tricks. This defense should not have been hard to. ferret out. East could not hope to weaken declarer's trump holding since it was obvious that South could trade club leads to make East ruff for every time that East led a heart to make South ruff. The only other defense worth considering was to return a trump in order to reduce dummy's ruffing power. This defense would have done the trick. lea Lake and Charles Korvln In Philadelphia, I hear, was a hair- raiser. The word battle started after the final curtain of their play, "Masquerade.". . .Columbia just purchased a novel, "The Case ot Ingrid Bremsen," for film production. The title will be changed, however, before any theater owner has a chance to confuse moviegoers with a short marquee title, "The Case of Ingrid." Ida Lupiho and Collier Young will distribute. "Beat the Band," the European-made musical with Michele Farmer, Gloria Swanson'i daughter. Nelson Eddy', displaying a warm and zippy personality that MOM failed to capture, ended his.after- dark warbling in Las Vegas with every night club In the country bidding for his act. Jeanette MacDonald played there a few weeks ago and someone got the bright idea of co-starring them for a return floor-show engagement. But the answer, without an explanation, was a big NO. Erich Maria Remarque is du» in Hollywood next month, the better to be nearer Paulette'Goddard FEUD "FOR THOUGHT SIDELIGHT to Roberta H,aynes losing out to Donna Reed as the sporting girl in "From Here to Eternity" is that Fred Zinneman, the director who favored Donna, snipped Roberta out of "High Noon" last year. ''It's feud for thought. Remember "The Little Minister" with Katharine Hepburn? Walt Disney will film it In London as a follow-up to "Rob Roy" and most likely with Richard Todd in the title role. Marilyn Monroe is back to being an apartment dweller after trying life at a hotel. . .Ernest Hemingway's legal eagle, Alfred Rice, keeps denying sale of "The Old Man and the Sea" to Spencer Tracy and Leland Hayward for a movie. A row over money or Hemingway's desire to direct as part ot the deal? / Preston Foster, who 'gave up singing for acting 19 years ago, will make a night-club and theater tour when he completes his role of a detective In "I, the Jury." 75 Yean Ago In B/ythevi/h Mrs. C. W. Afflick entertained 51) guests with a tea- yesterday afternoon at her attractive new Mount Vernon home in compliment to her mother, Mrs. T. H. Plemons of Charlotte, N. C., who is the houseguest of the Afflick family. Mrs. C. E. Coulter has returned from St. Louis where she spent a week. Miss Anita Stracke, Miss Jans McAdams, and Miss Nancy Klrsh- ner were in Memphis yesterday for the cotton carnival. President Ike's proposal to 'use money saved on armaments i to help backward countries is ; noble, but\Arch Nearbrile won- ' ders if we couldn't keep some of it just a little bit to admire. Common Sayings Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 "Cash on the 5 "Beyond the 9 College cheer 12 "The of March" 13 Soon 14 Australian ostrich 15 Sorcery 17 " of good will" 18 Thicknesses 19 Small rodent 21 Repetition 22 "Just a man" 24 " drawer secret" 27 "Make the of it" 29 Continent 32 Fragrances 34 "Seventh stretch" 36 Account 37 Mississippi river discoveret 38 Disparage 39 Cook slowly 41 Egg drink 42 " • and order" ^\ Baltic Island 46 Cup 49 George BMiot's " Marner" 53 Rodent Si Needl«-mid« lace 56 rock 57 Sea (afie 58 Afresh EIFootllkt part' . »OFury 61 American statesman VERTICAL 1 Speak indistinctly 2 Sacred i 3 Italian saint 4 Compound ether 5" Joey" 22 Tries 8 Anoints 24 " and 7 Theater box feathers" 8 "A bitter 25 Soviet city " 26 Settles 9" of sins" 28 "Times and 10 Prayer ending " It Suspended 30 Preposition 16 Weather map 31 Eager line 33 "A 20 "Ways and victory" , 35 Most recent 43 "Windshield 45 Flowering bush 46 produce yield . 47 " -- and hounds" 48 Girl's name 50 - Turner 51 Playing cardfl 52 Stitches committee" 40 "-- 1 IZ i* IB tl sr * 34 * M * * Z ar fr 3 r H m ^ k , 11 m H i( M 5 • 1) m " m -the line"55Born 6 19 W< m IU 7 . ^ a> Ji " m X * ^ *' Jl ^ ** * 1 ^ 1 ''• 0 •, II 1

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