The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9,1055 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOUlUllt NKW8 CO H. W. HAtNIS, Publisher A. HAINBB, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUUAK AdrerUsing Manager But* Nation*] Advertising Representatives: Willie* Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis Batered as tecond class matter at the post- office at BlytheYllle. Arkansas, under act of Con- frtts. October «, 1917. Member of TIM Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blyheville or an; suburban town when carrier service ii maintained. Me per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, 16.50 per ynr, 93.50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 90 mile tone. 112.50 per year payable in adrance. MEDITATIONS The bowl of the might? men are broken, and they tbat (tumbled are girded with strength. —f. Samuel 2:4. » # * Strength alone knows conflict; weakness Is below even defeat, and is born vanquished.—Mme. Swetchine. BARBS Midnight ahowi on TV make people turn In later and turn out lew the next day. * * * Don't kick if you're still eating hash. You asked for turkey on Thanksgiving. < * * * The average new father hands out cigars and tfcea walka the floor all night smoking one. * * # Junk men lead a friendly life if you judge by how they get along to gather. * * * A judge contends that opposites make the best marriage partners, which may be why so many men get rich wlve«. • Echoes From the Blast At last summer's Geneva meeting at "the summit," Eussia and the West ieemed to confirm what had been increasingly evident: that they both regarded nuclear warfare as unthinkable. But we must realize that this is an attitude which can change as the circum- itances of power are altered. The summertime accord on the vital Issue reflected what for all practical purposes is an East-West stalemate in the nuclear field. That does not mean the Russians match us either in number or quality of A and H-bomb devices. It means they have enough of such weapons to hurt us badly if a war should ever •tart. But stalemates do not necessarily itay fixed. For one thing, the Beds could conceivably close at least part of the gap which now represents our numerical and qualitative advantage. More important than this, however, is what they might be able to do in the related, crucial field of intercontinental missiles. Colossal as they are, A and H-bombs are not technically new weapons. They are simply stupendous bombs, which like others must be delivered by planes to their targets. The intercontinental missile is. a new weapon. / In the view<pf some experts, it is the "ultimate" weapon, since its launching can't be stopped, its interception isn't yet practical, and adequate protection for targets hasn't been devised. Fortune magazine, in its December issue, says Russia may have working models of such a missile by the 19GO's if not before. For the Russians to gain a significant lead in this field would be dangerous for the West in the extreme. The stalemate would be ended, and the Reds' resolve not to fight an all-out war might melt away. Consequently, as the magazine reports, the United States now is pressing its own intercontinental missile program with utmost speed. Says Fortune: "At least one company has received the flat order: "Spend whatever is necessary to save a week, even a day.' " Three years ago this country was laying out nothing for this program. Next year a quarter billion dollars will be spent on it. The race to perfect an intercontinental missile may be the most vital one the United States has ever joined. Until we are sure we have won it—and we must win it—we ought not to take too much comfort from the nuclear stale- mat* which seems at the moment to make another world war a remote pro«p«ct. Splitting the Personality It used to b« that a man had to he his old self for quite a few years before •nyoM dtr«d ttlk of hit becoming "new." But the pace of life !i swifter now. So, observers commenting on the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, who only three years ago burst onto the national scene for the first time, today are talking of him as the "new Adlai." Seems the "old Adlai" troubled some of his political brethren because they felt he was too aloof for the ordinary citizen. A few thing he still is, but others happily cite the evidence of change. They say that at the recent Democratic affair in Chicago Stevenson was table-hopping and handshaking in the best approved political style. Once he group of women that he sat down to became so thoroughly engaged with a dine with them, completely forgetting he had a dinner date elsewhere. Stevenson's problem now would seem to be not to let the "new Adlai" fall so fully into standard political patterns that some of his friends begin wishing they had the "old Adlai" back. Letters to The Editor— Editor Courier News Blytheville, Arkansas In Memphis this week, grief torn parents are burying the little boy they sent to school one morning recently. This child crossed an Intersection where no police protection was available. It was an intersection where "heavy traffic around the school" had prompted requests to authorities for a patrolman dating back to last March. An eleven-year- old Safety Patrol boy waved his flag and allowed the boy to cross the street. A mother ... not a speeder or a drunk or an irresponsible teenager ... is charged with h!» death. Moving at a speed somewhere between five and ten miles an hour, she had just safely discharged her own children. Did the "heavy .traffic" in that caae exceed Qa traffic on U.S. Highway 81? Are we morally defensible In charging little boy« with the Safety and lives of their schoolmates? I, mother and taxpayer, feel justified In demanding that a policeman be stationed four times a day at the crossing on Chlckasawbe, by the Grade School. Not on a hlt-or-mtsi schedule, but as a definite daily assignment provided by the City to insure that the children we send to school in the morning will return to us at night. The speed limit MUST be enforced and our boys and girls guarded. I'm new in Blytheville. Please don't put my children'In your cemetery. Respectfully, Helen Abbott Gullion VIEWS OF OTHERS In The Soup Soup tells a story of modern regimentation and BUperorgnnlzatlon. For a nation that spends 136 million dollars & year Just for canned soup more than soup a tains are showing. No longer does an old-fashioned nigged individualist pick and choose soups. The figures show, and secret cameras back it up, that one out of every five cans of soup bought these daya Ui tomato. Chicken noodle has second place, with about three of every 20 cans purchased, while that old-fashioned favorite, vegetable soup, hw slipped to one out of every 10 cans. The figures aren't JocaJ to any community. The story la the same right across the country. There are some slight differences apparent in how this nation is Into soup, or rather how soup Is into the national food budget. On the West Coast, custdmers will pick up more cans of black bean, bean with bacon, onion and other specialty soup* than will housewives in other parts of the country. In the small town heartland of America, customers want more beef soups, while the big city shoppers tend to buy more chicken soups. In New England, soups with rice have above-average popularity—as do the chowders—naturally! In the South tradition favors increased sales of gumbo soup. In Chicago beef soup in popular; in New York, there is a preference for vegetarian vegetable styles, and In Philadelphia, pepperpot and bean soups are favored. But here's the payroll. When a store is out of a key item such as tomato soup, customers won't accept substitutes. They've used hidden cameras to sh&w customers will get down on their kneei to see if the soup isn't hidden under the shelvei. Now get a load of the hefty housewife, or her broad-beamed husband, finding themselves photographed posterior-style because the favorite soup has been withdrawn just to test buying habits, and it Is to see red tomato soup, or no. Soup makers have gone too far.—High Point (N.O.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY As I'm a Democrat. I think Mr. Stevenson la the outstanding candidate—and Senator (Estcs) Kcfauvcr is likely to be vice president. —Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont). * * * We do not have, nor do we want to have, monopoly in the transportation field. Greater freedom on the part of carriers to compete on a price bull could not help but produce saving! In cost to the American public—the consumer who pay* all the bllls|—Sinclair Weckj, aeccrcetary of cocmmem. * * * Our (NATO) task la to prevent a war, It la also to show our allies that we »rr In this together. And they are beginning lo realize that.—Qcn, Allied OriuntlMr, NATO bow. YeK but Boy! Watch Out When That Gate Is Lifted! & Peter Idson's Washington Column — Clients of Russia s Salesmen May End Up Just Plain Suckers By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA>— The keynote of coming commercial competition with America—sounded by Russian leaders Bulganin and Khrushchev on their current lour of Asian nations—raises interesting angles on the cold war shift Into economic warfare. About all the Soviet salesmen have done so far Is to make contacts and offer friendship. The record of Russian contracts signed and deliveries made on time leaves a great deal to be desired by their clients. foreign trade experts point to Russian failure to delivei petroleum products to Latin-America and machinery to Yugoslavia. Consequently, any of the underdeveloped countries wno sign up *lth the Russians are buying n pig in a poke. About all the Communist bloc countries have to export are propaganda and surplus, secondhand arms. When this correspondent was in Cairo for Egypt's independence day observances, one of the highlights of the celebration was a fireworks spectnculnr on the Nile. Inquiry as to where the fireworks came from disclosed they had been sold to the Egyptians by the Chinese Communists. They had put on a similar display at the conclusion of an international trade fair held in Cairo earlier in the year. 'The Egyptians bought a duplicate, paying for it in cotton. Asked what else the Communists had sold at the fair, the Egyptians replied, "Nothing." There had been some Russian, but mostly Czech, machinery on exhibit. But there were no prices on anything. Also, the salesmen were extremely vague on deliveries. It was all Communist show to impress Egypt. About this time, the U.S. Department of Commerce got excited over the competition. A stepped- up American participation in trade fairs was begun. It was apparently designed to compete with Chinese Communist fireworks. Anyway, Hollywood's Cinerama wowed the Arabs at one fair. An American toy train seems to have been the sensation in Pakistan. How much business this has brought to American exporters has not been revealed. A far more concrete developmnt came Just as the Bulganin-Khrush- chev tour was getting started. U.S. Industrialist Henry Kaiser announced a 130-million-dollar con- tract to build a steel mill in India. And when Bulganin and Khrushchev went to visit a dam construction project, they found American engineers supervising the contract. These aren't vague promises. They are actual deliveries. An Egyptian financial mission has been here dickering with the World Bant on financing the bil- Ho-dollar Aswan dam project in the Nile valley. Without making any aurveys of their own, *he Russians have breezed in on the deaf. They offer to build the project for less money, finance it at lower interest rates, and take payment in cotton, instead of hard money. It is no doubt a tempting offer. But can the Russians deliver? Fortunately, the Egyptians seem to realize that they will get a better dam from a World Bank project. But if the World Bank turns it down as unsound, the Egyptians may turn in desperation to the Russians, just as they did in their cotton-for-arms deal with Czechoslovakia. But they could become Just another object lesson like every other country (hat has listened to the siren songs of the Soviet super salesmen. Sunday School Lesson— WrtMcn lot HIA Sernw By WILLIAM E. GILKOY, D.D. Jesus not only taught others to pray (Luke 11:1-3), leaving us the heritage ot "the Lord's Prayer" (the true model for all praying). He also taught by example, for Jesus prayed. On the Mount of Transfiguration, with Peter, John, and James (Luke 9:28, 29), it is recorded that >s Jesus prayed "the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistening." The scenes of Jesus' praying were not all so glistening. There ire various references to His going] alone on a mountain to pray (Mat-1 thew 14:23), and in Luke 6-12 it is recorded that He "continued al night In prayer to God." And there was the agonizing prayer in Getb- semane (Matthew 26:36-45), with the warning to the disciples to "watch and pray." Why did Jesus pray, if all power was given to Him (Matthew 28:18)? And why, if He was Himself divine, did He pray to God? The answer is that He prayed to God In His complete humanity. We are so wont to emphasize the divinity of Jesus that we tend to forget the reality of the Incarnation, that "the Word was made flesh" (John 1:14); that the divinity was revealed In the earthly life of "the man Christ Jesus," who hungered and thirsted, wept and was wearied, who was subject to temptation, "in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:16). So Jesus in that human life prayed: and He especially commended prayer as a power against temptation. He spoke of prayer as a great treasure house of resources, "Ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7). But Jesus Himself defined the obvious limitation, "If ye abide In Me, and My words nblde In you." Prayer Is * Christian resource >nd a Christian discipline. It is not an Alladln's Lamp, to be used for the fulfillment of every passing wish. Christian prayer Is In the spirit of Christ and every prayer ,n the spirit Is answered; for to every such prayer Is added "not my will, but Thine bo done." In the background of all praying: la the uiurtnci tint "your Father I knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him" (Matthew 6:8). Why, then, should we pray? Por the same reason that Jesus prayed, and in the same manner, and with the same devotion. It is our needful strengthening to know and to do God's will,.for God's will concerning us is our highest character and destiny. In giving to His disciples the Lord's Prayer, Jesus gave a model of the manner of prayer. "After this manner therefore pray ye." The prayer is one of adoration for God and God's kingdom, and for God-likeness inasmuch as we] pray for God to forgive us as we j forgive others. I The manner of prayer that Jesus taught is an attitude of heart and life. We must live our prayer, for a true prayer is expressed In character and action, and not only In words. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's Exception to No-Trump Rule By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Good bidders usually try to get to a trump suit in which the partnership has eight or more cards. When there is no such trump suit, experts usually wind up playing the hand at no-trump. Today's hand shows an exception to this rule. North's bidding rather clearly showed a singleton diamond. He began by showing his own biddable suits in hearts and clubs, after Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclu sively Yours: Hollywood stars are losing box-office appeal, going to television, retiring and even con sfdering professional switches, bul Gary Cooper just keeps yuppin along. About to celebrate his 30th ye.:r as a star in 1956, the Gary who survived the big change from silen to sound movies now even has a personal caretr weapon to beat TV He told me: "There's only one kind of storj movie stars should accept these days _ a story that CAN'T be told on television." That's the reason, says Gary that he just starred in "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell" and now is playing a Quaker of the Civi War period in a humorous, family- type movie, "The Friendly Persuasion." As he see* It: "I guess I've had 40 'High Noons.' Now I'm looking for stories that can't be done on TV and with unfamiliar situations and dialog; for me. I don't want to do anything: I've ever done before I don't want to be bored— and I don't want audiences to be bored "Studios say I'd be great in a wide-screen western. But r.o matter how wide you make 'em, the dialog and the situations are the same and I've had 'em all." Zsa Zsa Gabor and ex-hubby George Sanders loving it up in a new movie is the latest eyebrow- lifter from Miss Double Z. She says they'll co-star in "The Death of a Scoundrel," due for filming early next year. "We're very good friends, dan- ling," she told me at a Climax rhearsal at CBS. "Why, dahling," she insisted, "George was mad to do a movie with me." Marilyn Monroe's now writing poetry with "Ode to, a Cab Driver" supposed to be her brainchild. People who have read it say she's diamonds with dummy's small trumps. For this reason South went on to game ia spades instead of no-trump. The play fulfilled South's expec- xtions. He won the opening heart lead with dummy's ace, took the ace of diamonds, and ruffed diamond in the dummy. He next got to his hand with the queen of clubs and rui'fed another diamond with dummy's other small trump. Declarer next cashed the top clubs, discarding a small heart from his hand. This enabled him to ruff a heart in his hand with the deuce of trumps. South next ruffed another low diamond with dummy's ace of trumps. By this time South had taken nine tricks and sti" had the king of spades in his hand. The game was therefore assured, and South actually make an extra trick when West was forced to ruff the next trick and lead trumps up to the king-Jack. If South had played the band at no-trump, he would have had a miserable 'time with all the finesses in bad position. The chances are that he would have been set two xlcks instead of having an easy play for his game. THE MODERN girl is extremely hnppy when she contrives to dress so as to make the men bug- eyed and the women green-eyed. — Cincinnati Enquirer. THE FELLOW who complains about cost of new "frills" in the modern school is sometimes the same fellow who boasts about the power steering, power windows and power brakes on his ultra^ modern car.—Milwaukee Journal. LITTLE LI2 The best time for a cold shower Is some other time. «"'«• NORTH (D) » AA83 ¥ AQ1065 4>8 AAK107 WEST EAST AQ1054 497 ¥83 VKJ94 4>KJ73 4>Q105 + 952. +J843 ' SOUTH 4KJB2 ¥72 4> A9842 + Q6 North-South vul. North Cut South West 1V Pass 1 * Past 2* Pass 2N.T. Pass 3* Pau 44 Put Pass Pass Opening lead—V S which he raised spades. A player who takes the trouble to bid three suits usually shows marked shortness In the fourth suit. South could tell that the. spade raise had been made on a three- card holding, since otherwise North would have raised the spades Immediately instead of showing the clubs. Therefore South knew th^t his choice wa» between playing the hand at spadea with only wven trumps in th« combined hands and playing the h. nd at no-trump. It was here that South profited by knowing hat his partner had a ilngleton diamond. At no-trump, thla singleton would be * weak spot. At a spade contract, however, the singleton would five •outh t obtaee to trump W« worth- Q—Tht bidding hti be«n: South Wat North CM* 1 Diamond Pasi 1 Heart Pass • ? You, South,, hold: 4.A51 V4 •AKlOtl *AK J7 What do you do? A—Bid three club*. You cut ifford to force to f«m«. Vou will •urrest no-trump next, TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4,653 94 tAK 1ft 6 I *AQ J4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow much better at wiggling her hips . . . Three thousand classic whodunits by America's greatest mystery story writers are headed for home screens in a new Screen Gems TV series, Mystery Theater. Greenliffhted by the Mystery Writers Association of America, th» weekly stanzas will present famed mystery authors as guests. Errol Flynn U going hog wild with that question mark emblem that tickles his fancy. Now sporU it on his shirts, handkerchiefs, pajamas and underwear. There'* also a big question mark on one of the flags flying from the masthead of his yacht, anchored off the island of Majorca. Frank Sinatra's version of hit departure from the "Carousel" location in Maine differs from th« one being told by Fox. Franklt lays he can document his story— and Is darlnr th« stvdio to do to same. As a matter of fact, h«'c steaming. This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: .A writer submitted a screen play to v famous feminine star suggesting she might be interested in playing its dual role*—a Broadway actress and a secretary In a small town. She thanked him, said she'd be happy to read the script, and promised to let him know how she liked it. Other day the returned tfee tcrlpl with a v note saying U wasn't for her. The writer's now going oat of his mind. Although she'd b« playlnf BOTH the actreu mod 4h» secretary, her main objection to him was that "the role of the mctreAs U much bigger than tfa* role of the iecretary.'* Krlena Dietrich and Vlttorio da Sica will play a movie king and a movie queen in "Mont* Carlo," due for filming in Rome and o* the French Riviera, The roles will have audience* playlnc the ru«M- wbo r*m« . . . Overheard at th« Castle: "Everything she hear* go** in one head and out the other." 75 Vtors Ago In B/yt/Jt w"//« Mrs. Guy Rogers and Mrs. E. B. Jackson are new members of the Double Pour bridge club which met at the home of Mrs. Ed Cook. Mrs. John Poster was high scorer (or the afternoon's bridge game. Mrs. E. B. Woodson underwent an emergency appendectomy Saturday at Walls Hospital. Her condition is very good. James Hill. Floyd White and Clarence Wilson, members of the Eastern Arkansas Council of Boy Scouts, attended a meeting Sunday in Jonesboro. Mr. and Mrs. Russell .B. .Stout spent the weekend In Memphis. THE HIGH PRICE of paper hit not only hit the newspaper business, it has also struck the restaurants. Have you noticed how many eating places have ditched their conventional napkins for those thin papers the barber puts around your neck? — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. IN THE INTEREST of encouraging those ladles who are dialing, it might be pointed out that a woman gets out of a dress what she puts Into 'It. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. A PROPOSAL at the Florid* League of Municipalities meeting calls for cities to impose their own gasoline tax. That would be a good Way to build up the sub- irbs, all right. — Fort Myen (Fla.) 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