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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 10, 1954
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f AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER KEWg TH« COOTIIIR !«WS OO. a W HAINRS. PublUner KARRT A. HAINES Editor, Assiittnt Publisher PAUL D. HUUAN. Advertising Uani««r Bolt Nttiont! Adrertlslng Representatives: WtUu« Wltmer Co., Nev York, ChlCKo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered is second class matter at the poet- cKlo at Blythwrllle, Ark«nsa«, under act at Con- inn, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ol Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per jear, 12.50 for sir months. JUS for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations A rlofent man entlceth his neighbor, and lead«th him Into the w»y that is not good—Prov. 16:19. * * * The first great gift we can bestow on others If a good example.—Morell. Barbs Accidents are bound to happen every hunting wason when both guns and hunters are loaded. * * * Cart on the tecond-hand lot* remind us thai with both women and mutos, paint conceals the ywrg but the lines give them away. * * * A robber in Oregon, who used a line and fish hook to take money from a cash register, wa« no •port. He never towed the small ones back. * * * Taklnj a chance when you don't have a show It the answer to theatrical flops on Broadway. * * * It's seldom that a man's pleasant memories of hit college days concern his studio* there. Let's Forget It The cry was heard in 1946 and now it is heard again: the President should resign because the country has voted into power a Congress of the opposite party. But the argument has little merit, and ought to be abandoned once and for all. First, any President who followed that course would be setting a pattern that other succeding occupants of the White House would presumably be expected to match. And the net effect of such a practice would be to reduce the presidential term from four to two years, except in those fortunate periods when his party held Congress throughout the whole elective span. The U. S. Constitution clearly specifies four years as th'e President's term, and it seems unwise to suggest that it be amended by resignation. Second, if it did become the practice to quit when a hostile Congress was voted in, then any President would feel compelled to conduct an off-year election campaign every bit as exhausting and time-consuming as the presidential campaign itself. There is absolutely nothing to recommend this. It is bad enough that members of the House of Representatives must seek re-election every two years. In a very real sense they never cease campaigning. Neither would the President if congressional defeat led surely to his resignation. Ask any congressman and he will almost certainly tell you he has just begun to learn his job as his freshman term is ending. He really needs two or three terms to become a seasoned lawmaker. For the President, the problem is far more acute. His burdens of administration ai-e tremendous. In two years' time, he can hardly get past the beginnings of his legislative program. The time is too short to judge his effort properly. If, on top of this, he were called on to electioneer like a congressman, his opportunities for convincing performance would be even fewer. A third objection to the resignation proposal is that it rests on a couple of false assumptions—that the people mean to repudiate their President when they elect a hostile Congress, and that no President can function successfully unless his own party controls Capitol Hill. Even a landslide defeat for a President's party in Congress doesn't necessarily indicate his repudiation. Witness 1938, when Republicans gained 80 House seats only to lose resoundingly to Franklin D. Roosevelt again in 19<IO. Certainly the 1954 Democratic gain of 17 House seats and a 48-47 Senate edge is no whopping mandate against President Eisenhower. Futhermore, Presidents have for a long time been functioning with — or »g- ainst—hostile congressional aggregations, with from fair to suurisingly good results. In 1947 and 1948, when President Truman was in the White House and Congress was Republican, some of the most important foreign policy legislation in this nation's history was adopted —Greek-Turkish aid, the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty. The late FDR operated from 1938 through 1944 with a Congress which, while nominally Democratic, often aligned in conservative Democratic-Republican coalitions that fought him. Yet we were able to prosecute successfully the greatest war in our history. Even on domestic matters, Mr. Truman hardly fared better with a Democratic Congress than with the Republican 80th. Mr. Hoover is perhaps the most striking modern example of one who did suffer from such a division of control. But on the whole, this argument, like the whole case for resigsation after a mid-term election reverse, is weak. Let the President travel the full course. VIEWS OF OTHERS Passing Scene The man down the block was glumly raking his leaves around the rhodendron buhes yet he couldn't forbear (glum lun> a pun: "Mulch," he said "to do about nothing . . . And what ever became of the passing scene?" Here we go, we said, and off we went: At United Nations. N. Y., stenographers couldn't follow Senator rulbrlghls accent in transcribing a speech, so the Senator has requested an official translator for the Confederate language at the* U. N. In Nashville, the Tennessee State Board of Barber Examiners has banned the shaving mug as unsanitary. In Mexico City a senator proved it wasn't a myth: The Mexican Army, he discovered, really has 1,100 jenerals, Including 80 witli three stars, to command 55,000 soldiers. In New York It wns disclosed that imports of whalemeat into the United States have Increased from 60,000 pounds in 1952 to more than 2 million pounds so far In 1054, with six cold weeks to go. In Washington, President and Mrs. Elsenhower are getting a new and larger color television set, and the White House suld Umt if the TV people would just project more Western movies In color It would make Ike happier. In Vancouver, B. C., an inventor is exhibiting a machine with 700 moving parts that does absolutely nothing. "Anybody can design a machine to do something,' he said, "but to build a working machine that docs nothing, takes real skill."— Ashevllle (N. O.) Citizen. Of Romans Bearing Gifts Commenting on (he rather sour Orange bowl outlook n wire service sports scribe .says; "When the OranRe bowl signed a contract with the BlE Seven and Atlantic coast conferences last year there was much back-slapping tint! general huz/,ah.s.. it looked as if the boys had pulled ntr the blgRest coup since -some Roman soldier's climbed Inside the wooden horse nt Troy." Of the prospective opposition in the orange bowl same is woefully below what it was n yenr HRO. But the present upshot could have been anticipated when all the back-slapping allegedly wns occuring a year ago. The terms or most of these bmvl tie-ups make It impossible for football's perennial big powers to appear twice in a row. So there's* nothing particularly startling tn that aspect of the dispatch from the wire service. What's rcnlly stiirtiinR Is to be in formed that Roman .soldiers puiUdpntcd In he selgc of Troy. —Dally Oklflhoman. Hunting Tragedies Guns In the hands of cari'les.s or inexperienced persons arc deadly. That truth is boinp proved • gain as New Mexico is swinging into the bip game season. Befort the bis Sftme s?«son was 24 hours old. two persons were dead of gunshot wounds, and two others were wounded. More deaths are probably before the season ends. Three simple rules are usually violated In hunting season deaths. They are rules every person who has a Run should remember and memorize and follow: 1. Never point a gun at a person unless you intend to kill him. 2. Make sure you know what you're shooting at and where your bullet will go before you .squeeze the trigger. 3. Always handle a gun as if it were loaded .and make sure it is empty until you want to fire il. Many tragedies could be avoided it every hunter followed those rules.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current Argus. SO THEY SAY I believe that Hie Republican tax revision program enacted by the Congress will withstand liny Democratic attacks during the next soSsion. —-Rep. Daniel A. Reed iR., N. Y.I. , * * # We must Rive our .servicemen an Incentive to re-enlist . . . We rnn't . . . hire another man to take his place. We have to Mart right from the beginning training a replacement. This takes time and money.—Air force Secretary Talbott. # * # If vt do find corruption, we will attack It without mercy. As President (Walter) Reuther has pointed out. there is no room for crooks. In the OIO.—CIO'4 Jacob Potofiky, Peter fdson's Washington Column — America's Reorganized Export- Import Bank Back Where It Began WASHINGTON—(NEAt — The Eisenhower administration Is now looking for a good Democrat—yes, that's right, n, Democrat—to complete the five-member board of directors for the Export-Import Bnnk. When this vacancy is filled, the administration will have closed n circle of reorf-iuiixin^ and then re-reorganizing Its $5 billion International lending agency to put it back in the shape It was two years , when the Republicans took over. This experience offers an Interesting example of what happens till too frequently wlien iiclininiRtra- tions change in Washington and the new team starts moving the beds around iust, for (he sake of making the place look different. Ex-Im hank, ns It's known for short, was orl^inully run by a five- man bipartisan board of directors. The Eisenhower administration decided this wns unnecessary and put a single managing director in charge. The man selected for this Job wns retired Maj.-Gen. Glen E. Eri^erton. He was a soldier buddy of the President's, an engineer officer with R brilliant record, but with no expedience whatever in (he field of intornational finance. He naturally had to depend on some of the old hnnris (o show him what It was nil about. Two of the former directors. Republican Lynn U. Stambnugli and Democrat Hawthorne Arey. were returned ns deputy mul nssteUnl to General Edgerton. They are now being promoted back to their old jobs as directors in the re- reorganization. General Edgerton will be president and board member. Republican Vance Brand, Ur- btma, Ohio, banker who headed a businessman's advisory committee of more than 100 that recommended the re-reorganization, has just been sworn in as a fourth director, leaving the one vacancy still to be filled by a Democrat. Ex-Im bank will then be back in business, as ft was, only bigger and better. In the early days of the new Administration, however, the Intent wns to whittle it down and cut out the business of throwing millions around In foreign loans. One of the toughest internal fights of the administration was on whether to shore up tottering Brazil with a $300 million loan. The State Department, which favored the loan, finally got it through. Two things happened subsequently to convince the administration thnt the foreign-loan program might not be such a bad thing—particularly for Latin America. The first was the South American tour of Milton Eisenhower, (he President's brother. He came back recommending substantial increases in public loans for Latin- I American development. | The second wa.s a South American mission headed by Sen. Homer Capehart (D.. Ind.'. chairman of the Banking; nnd Currency Committee. Other members were Sen- ators John W. Briefer (R., Ohio) and Allen Frear (D., Del.). They came back and to the surprise of nearly everyone, recommended an increase of Ex-Im loans. Senator Capehart then took the lead in putting through legislation to increase Ex-Im bank lending authority from $4.5 billion to $5 billion and to restore its five-man board of directors. In the past month, the bank has shown new signs of life. It has announced a $100 million credit to an American Smelting and Refining subsidiary for development of Peruvian copper. And II has inaugurated a new type "line of credit" loan to U. S. exporters to help them finance foreign sales of capital equipment. First of these loans is a $4 million .credit to Oliver Corp, of Chicago for farm equipment sales. The second is to Combustion Engineering of New York for steam boilers. Applications from other companies are under study and may' be announced soon. This stepped-up. activity for Ex- Im bank is really about the only tangible economic encouragement which the U. S. has to offer Latin America at the Rio conference which convened Nov. 22. The administration's new . plan for an Intornational Finance Corp. under the "World Bank" — announced as something big to take to Rio—will require congressional authorization and an appropriation of $25 million. They may be some time in coming. So this is largely an empty promise. Sunday School Lesson- Written for N1EA Service By WILLIAM E. G1LROY, O.D. .marred and wrecked. How do \ve picture the land out How else could the Bible give its of which (he Bible came: the little i message of faith, and hope, and Lund of Palestine, situated between | life to a sinful world? It would the great warring empires of the: have little reality if it were a book ancient world? Of course, other jnrts of that ancient world enter into the picture: Israel in Egypt, with bondage and delivery, and lie rich realitv nnd .symbolism of of shallow optimism, ignoring wha't man and his world have been, are are. It stands firm in a world in which two wars have revealed the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Defense Will Stop Many Good Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service ; Today's hand was overbid, to be j sure, but South made his contract without the slightest trouble. He j would not have done so well ..he Promi.spfl Lnnci: Syria with its'.tlppth of the iiendishness of sin and | record or invasion and 'destruction: j Hie devilishness of which man Is 1 capable. The marvel, even from a human standpoint, is that so much of netir East," through the mission-j goodness, saintliness, and righ- ary journeys of Paul. I trousness persists nnd prevails in 1 its portrayal, despite the environment of evil, of wars and slaugli- Babylon, with the Exile and turn; nnd almost nil the environment of what we now call "the The whole ancient world in a | sense is there, but it all centered | in- the Bible that came out of the little land of Palestine itself. How, then, do we picture it in our mind and thought? I venture to sny that for most of us it is portrayed in terms of the Shepherd Psalm. Most artists portray it this way: The shepherd and the sheep, beside the still waters; the green pastures, and the golden fields through which the Master walked and taught: tJie mountains and the hillside towns, like Nazareth, the clear brooks, and the sluggish Jordan. For the most part, these are pictures of peace: the people colorful peasants, in lensurcly living, ,blc to throng in multitudes to listen to the Master ("the common people heard Him gladly"), as if they had nothing to do. i That portrayal is true: all of it is there. But we are wont to forget. fail to realize, how much, and how much of a very different sort, is there besides. The Bible has been called "God's oook for man's We." U is God's book, its supreme reality, its message of faith and hope, and life. But as the book for man's life it also records, or portrays, that life in all its depths. It tells of sin. of evil and cruelty, crime and degradation, war and massacre, frustration and failure; all the personal and social tragedy with which (he whole Hie of mankind has been tor, of personal wickedness; of social injustice and oppression, of idolatry and persecution. Here and there one gets R glimpse of the conditions under which that goodness prevailed, the many references of the good to j their "enemies," the cry out of the depths to the God whom they sought with the intensity of fervor and devotion, the vision and yearnings for a world of peace. But the saints did prevail, and to them came the revelations of the Bible from the divine standpoint: The supreme message that makes the Bible indeed "God's book for a man's life." and for man's life in a world like ours. against a thoughtful defense. West opened the jack of diamonds, reflecting comfortably that his partner had bid the suit and that he was making the normal safe lead. South won with the ace of diamonds and ruffed a low diamond in the dummy. He next, cashed the ace of clubs, ruffed a club, and led another diamond towards the dummy. West couldn't afford to discard. LITTLf LIZ— Sonw women show o lot of style and some styles show a lot of women. «NI*« WEST 4 J387 VA6 «J3 4KJS72 NORTH (D) 10 A AK 52 »J74 » 3 # A9653 EAST *Q63 » KQ10762 4104 SOUTH A 10 4 VQ109853 • A954 North-South vul. North 1 * 1 * 3V Pass Eaot 1 » Pass Pass Pass 2 V West Pass Pass Piss Opening lead— $ J for then South .would make 11 triclw. West stepped up with the nee of hearts and returned a trump. This allowed East to take the king of trumps and lead another trump, getting the trumps out of the dummy. South still hftd n losing diamond J in his hand and eventually bad to Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Close- ups and Longshots: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, both ised near San Jose, Calif., refer to themselves as "The Prune Belt Sisters." .., Vivien Leigh's pet name for Sir Laurence Olivier is "Ba Ba." ... John Hodiak's pals call him "Grape Eyes.' '. . . As a skinny youngster, Jane Russell was known to her playmates as "Bones." ... And the tots who played jacks with June Allyson knew her as "Bubbles." Tyrone Power never writes fan letters to other actors, but he takes pen in hand when he reads impressive books to scribble fan notes to authors. Dana Aridrewm was born in Don't, Miss. The name of the town has since been changed to Collins. A Hollywood shop does a flourishing business selling photo stills of Valentino, Theda Bara, Mae Kusch, Wallace Reid and other stars of yesterday. (You see what the old movies on TV have started?). Ginger Rogers, generally believed to be a Texas product, was born in Independence, Mo. Because of it, she's been on friendly terms with Harry, Bess and Margaret Truman for many years. VIC MATURE and Jim Backus (Joan Davis' hubby in "I Married Joan") were classmates at the Kentucky Military Institute. . . Richard Widmark's wife met him while he was a professor at Lake Forest University and she was a student in one of his classes. Leslie Caron's daily lunch when she's working in a picture: Two enormous steaks and a cup of tea . . .Jacques Sernas, the handsome hunk of man in "Helen of Troy" and "Jump Into Hell," spent two years in the notorious Buchemvald concentration camp during World War II. He was captured by the Nazis while serving wlih the French underground. Jeff Morrow, the Broadway stage star recently imported to Hollywood, once played Dick Tracy on the radio. Producer John Champion, still a handsome fellow, was under con tract to MGM in 1943 as an actor. Appeared in "The Cantervillc Ghost" and "A Guy Named Joe." . . .Owen Verdon. who became a star on Broadway in "Can Can" after toiling for years In the Hollywood vineyards as an assistant dance director, was born crippled in both legs. DOROTHY DANDRIDGE'S father in Cleveland, Ohio, is April Dandridge. a minister. Eva Marie Saint, scarcely busty give that up in addition to the two trump tricks already lost. He .shed no tears, however, about losing the tricks, since he knew that his contract could have been defeated. West had heard the dummy bid clubs, spades and hearts. It should have been perfectly clear that dummy was very short in dia monds. A trump lead is the standard defense when dummy has a short suit and a limited number of trumps. Hence West should have opened the ace of trumps instead of leading the jack of diamonds. Having made a good start, West would continue with his remaining trump. East would win with the King of hearts, and dummy would then have only one trump. South would be able to ruff one diamond in Uie dummy but would have to lose two diamond tricks in addition to two trumps. in "On the Waterfront," was one* elected Sweater Queen of Bowling Green State University ... Wherever Barbara Stanwyck goes to act, the stool given to her by the crew of "The Lady Gambles" in 1948, goes along. She plunks herself down on the red leather top with "Missy," her nickname, painted on it. William Powell's wife, who's known to one and all as "Mousie," calls him "Daddy" right in front of everybody. Donald Curtis of the "Pfhhht" cast, is the spiritual leader of a church at Santa Barbara, Calif. He puts up an "On TV Tonight" sign for his congregation whenever one of his telefilms ii shown on a local station. Once a month a technician from a major studio drops around to Marion Davies' mansion and runs all her old movies just to keep them from fading and drying out. Marion never looks at the flickers. LILLIAN GISH straps herself to a tilt board every day—head at floor level and feet high—as a health gimmick . . . Dolores Gray attended Hollywood's Children's Professional school with Mary McCarty and Jailed to mate the grade as a moppet actress. Florence Halop, who's Mama Bronson on "Meet Millie." has retired from show business three times so far. She's exactly 29 years old. Nickname tor Marilyn Monroe when she was just plain Norma Jean Baker as a kiddie was "String Bean." . . . Peter Ustinov, who runs away with "The Egyptian" and "Beau Brurnmel," was David Niven's army batman during World War n. Patrice Wymore. who wears contact lenses (she's near-sighted) once held up production on a Warner Bros. Picture when one lens dropped out of her orb. It was finally located in the cuff of her leading man's trousers. 15 y«or$ Ago In B/yt/i«vi//e— Dr L L. Hupener was elected to head the Mississippi County Medical Association at a meeting of physicians last night. He succeeds Dr. Floyd Webb, who has served for the past year. For the 21st consecutive year Dr.- F. D. Smith was named secretary of the organization. John Deen was elected president of, the Blytheville Kiwaiu's Club at their weekly luncheon meeting today. Downtown Blytheville will take on a festive air tonight when Yuletide decorations will be erected. The project is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. junior High School students will present a Christmas cantata under the direction of Miss Mary Emma Hood next Friday at 2:30 at the First Baptist Church. Miss Ann Deen will be pianist with .Miss Meredeth Hancock, Miss Amy Ruth Morris and David Wood, violinists. Soloists for the production will be Miss Roberta Floreman. Miss Francis Bright, Miss Jane Castilo and Miss June Martin. BRIMSTONE Brimstone deposits of Louisiana and Texas account for 90 per cent of the sulphur production of the United States and one half of the world's supply. 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