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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 22, 1953
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINES, Publilher ir A. KAINC8, Assistant PublUher A. A. FREDRICK30N, Editor FATJL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manajer BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, HAT If, Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wan.« WUmer Co., N.w York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered M second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresi, October », »". Member of The Associated Frew _ — - • - - - • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythcville or »nj .uburban town wher. carrier U main- of 50 miles, .5.00 per payable in advance, Meditations And he cried unto the man of God (hat came from Judah, ..ylnt, Thu. with the Lord, Foras- WU ch M thou hast disobeyed the mouth of Ihe l,rd, and halt not kept the commandment which (he Lord thy God commanded thee. - I Kioj» 13:21. * * * Doing the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans. - George McDonald. Barbs An Alabama town wants Sunday golfing stopped. What's to be gained? The players would just lie about something else. * * * An Oklahoma man iaw his wife for the first time in four years. Those women's clubs! + * * A New York judge says every man should be the boss in his own home. Oh, well, few men are what they should be, anyway. * * * This is the time of yc.r when we all rcsrct that we have but one vacation to spend in our •oontry. * * * Tourine seaton - when everybody It ready to go except some of those old jalopies I Oatis Was Propaganda Tool Freed at End of Usefulness In releasing Associated Press reporter William Oatis from prison in Czechoslovakia, the Communists have made another of those amicable gestures designed to convince the world of the Kremlin's peaceful intentions. America and the free world are happy he is free. By our measure, one individual's liberty regained is mi event worth noting. But let it be understood the Reds really have given up nothing substantial, in tertns of the larger issues of the cold war. If you falsely accuse a man, what have you yielded in withdrawing the false charges? Oatis did not need to be "pardoned," as the Czechs put it, for he had committed no crime. Czech officials suggested they were moved to mercy by a letter Mrs. Oatis wrote to the late Klement Gottwald, former Czech president. But the chances are the letter was just a. convenient device enabling them to don humanitarian robes. In the Robert Vogfcler case, there were at least the surface elements of ft • "deal," for we appeared to buy Vogeler's release from Hungary by canceling certain trade and travel restrictions we had imposed. In the Oatis affair, no deal was made. The Reds took the initiative. Why? The new Red "peace posture" probably was a big factor. But it was not likely the only one. We must hazard that from the start the Czechs intended to limit Oatis' imprisonment to a small part of his 10-year term. For they may have achieved much of thtir aim merely by trying him for espionage and putting him away for a time. Oatis unquestionably was another pawn in the regular Communist game played to convince Iron Curtain peoples the West is plotting war. Besides, his jailing humiliated the United States, and gave the world an object lesson in our helplessness to free anyone in the reporter's predicament. The uses of Red propaganda havs now been served, the lesson has been given, so there is no longer real need to hold the prisoner. Besides, as we have seen, to free him at this time fits well the tactics of a new strategy — the "peace offensive." This is R not uncommon Communist maneuver, the effort to gain advantage first from doing something and then undoing it, The Communists did not yield this time, us in Hungary, to economic pressures and general clamor. They let Oatii go when they were good and ready. But that does not mean the clamor and the pressure played no part. For if we were silent and supine, we would show we do not value human life, thfc Reds would take us at that measure, and our • falsely imprisoned nationals would rot in dark cells forever. Egypt Shows Blindness To Its Responsibilities The rapid deterioration of British- Egyptian relations over the Suez Canal has startled western statesmen. Reliable accounts from Cairo are that Premier Naguib and other Egyptian leaders are totally preoccupied with just one thing: forcing British troops out of Suez. Secretary of State Dullfcs is said to have heard little talk from them about Middle East defense arrangements, and slim appreciation of the canal's strategic value in the free world's defense. That is exactly why Anglo-Egyptian negotiations on the issue have broken down. The Egyptians insist Britain agree to the withdrawal of its troops first, before any discussion is undertaken on protection of the vital British base at Suez. The British, however, are unwilling to withdraw until they have assurance the base will be maintained, and made available to the West in the event of war. Dulles has taken a stand in Cairo substantially like the British, and the Egyptians promptly have hailed this as evidence an American-British "conspiracy" exists. Apparently the Egyptians have passed beyond the reasoning stage. If they were reasoning, they would see a few things better than they do. For instance: The British have shown every sign of intent to withdraw their troops once the Suez bast is properly secure. So withdrawal itself is not really at isue. Only the timing and conditions are in debate. Egyptian insistance that no conditions be attached represents a narrow provincial outlook which cannot be justified by modern statesmen facing the world as it is today. The Suez base is one of the most vital on earth. The Egyptians are behaving as if the transfer of a corner gas station rather than a great military bastion was at stake. The free world has genuine sympathy for the aspirations of the Egyptians toward greater independence and self-reliance. It can have slight patience, however, with an attitude of total blindness such as the Egyptians are showing toward their wider world responsibilities. If Russian communism were to invade the Middle East successfully, the independence the Egyptians now seek with single-minded frenzy would vanish with astounding speed. Views of Others Explanation of a Shortage The Army has received appropriations of $6.5 billion for ammunition since the Korean war started. Slightly more than one-fourth of this has been spent. Then why did General James A. Van Fleet have to complain that he was shorted on ammunition at some o[ the most crucial times? We think the answer was brought out In Senator Byrd's examination of W. J. McNeill, assistant secretary and financial officer for the defense department, before the subcommittee now Investigating General Van Fleet's charges. This revealed that a single order for ammunition passes through -12 separate agencies and must be cleared by more than 200 persons before It even becomes a contract. The papers travel an estimated 10,000-mllc distance over a nine-month period. McNeill said lliat until the investigation started actual deliveries of ammunition to Korea were delayed for 15 months after contracts were let. We believe In checking and double checking when it comes to letting a government contract but that 200 persons should have to clear on« contract seems to be too much of » good thing. —Shelby (N.C.) Dally Slar. SO THEY SAY The mud huts were plenty poor, the chow was plenty poor, the Chinese were damned poor and the weather was damned poor. — Pfc. Thomas C. Fetty, of Falrmount, W. Va., repatriated POW. * * * Real pence and freedom for Korea, as distinct from a truce, may be a long time In coming. — Trygve Lie, former secretary-general of UN. * * + The road to the future is bright with promise. (The) one shadow that fslls across the road Is the shadow of another war. — U. 9. Chamber of Commerce President baui'Cnc* F. Lc«. —But on the Other Hand Peter fdson's Washington Column— Pressure Applied by Grain Trade Forces the Issue on Inspection WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Efforts to make the U.S. grain trade submit to rigid inspection for rat and insect dirt are apparently headed for considerable relaxation. The original fTood and Drug Adminlstra t I o n enforcement order, scheduled to go into effect July 1, has now been postponed Indefinitely t o work out a com- Feter Edson promlse . While few consumers can understand what objections there could be against inspection to prevent contamination of the raw materials going into their food products, the political and business forces opposing this move are exceedingly powerful. The case has developed a sharp conflict of interest between Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare In which Food and Drug Administration operates. Department of Agriculture has a selfish Interest in that its Commo- ilty Credit Corporation may '.mve title to as much as 500 million bushels of wheat by July 1. If this CCC wheat were submitted to inspection, some of it might be found buggy or filthy. It would then have to be sold at a loss of from 60 cents ,o a dollar a bushel. This loss would be on the taxpayers. In addition, to this. Department of Agriculture hns the interest of he grain producers, elevator operators, dealers and millers to protect. Congressmen from the grain- producing states are in this corner, o. The resulting pressure which this mult 1-billion-dollar industry has been able to build up is so great hat there have been some demands for the firing of Food and Drug Commissioner .Charles W- Crawford and Deputy Commissioner George P. Larrick:, who has headed the grain inspection program. Both are Civil Service officials. Feared \Vfteks-AstIn Type of Explosion So Ear, Secretary of Welfare Oveta Cuip Hobby has resisted moves to replace Crawford and Larrick with political appointees. Some consideration was given to the idea when Ihe old Federal Security Administration was made into a cabinet-rank department. Then it was pointed out that removing; these distinguished career government officials, with a high standard of technical proficiency, might create another explosion like Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks' effort to fire Dr. Allen V. Astin as director of the Bureau of Standards. So t h t idea was dropped. Secretary Hobby has therefore been backing the Food and Drug Administration. She has asked Con- •ress to give the organization pow- r to make factory Inspections, which a federal court recently Raid the pure food laws did not authorize. Also, Mrs. Hobby has supported Crawford and Larrick on the grain Inspection business—to a de- jree—though she has been charged with failure to back them up on a lough decision. She got the Department of Agriculture to agree on a 15-member committee which will restudy the whole grain inspection issue. Her hope Is that the committee will come up with a realistic decision which the grain trade will accept and which will also protect the con- \ sumcr. The committee, however, is heav- ly stacked In favor of the grain trade. It will have two represen- ;atlvcs of the Department of Agriculture, four grain experts from the land grant colleges and five grain handlers. On the other Bide will be two representatives of Food and Drug Administration and two nutritionists. Would Shift Inspection To Flour Mills The main purpose of the grain traders now seems to be to get the point of food and drug inspection shifted from carload lots moving into grain terminals to the actual flour mills and cereal food processors. Over the past four years. Food and Drug Administration has been carrying on an educational campaign among bakeries and has got them pretty well cleaned up., In deciding to inspect grain car shipments and grain terminals, it was merely moving against what were considered the sources of contamination from .rats and insects. Pood and Drug Administration had proposed sampling one quarter pint of grain in each carload. This Is the amount of grain going nto five average slices of hread. If this sample showed by X-ray visual examination three or more grains with weevil exit holes or any other filth, the grain was to be condemned and graded as fit only for livestock feed. Grain traders protested that this lest was too rigid. They said it would condemn half the grain in U. S. trade. Food and Drug Administration said 5 per cent. One other factor In this situation is a strong protest against inspection from a limited number of big grain traders who make a practice of mixing inferior grades of grain and selling them as higher quality. One case of this kind now under investigation by Department of Justice involves Houston and New Orleans exporters who are charged with having shipped as much as four million dollars' worth of grain unfit for human consumption. This illegal mixing was allegedly done on American relief shipments to India. Sunday School Lesson — < J BT W Written for NBA Service E. Gilroj. D. O The Christian way of life and conduct, if one accepts and proposes to follow it, ought to be simply and easily defined. Is it not to love God with all the heart, strength and soul and mind, and to love one's neighbor as oneself? Moreover, If one a.sks what it means to love one's neighbor as oneself, we have a commanding exposition by Jesus Himself in the great Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10). Yet it is nhvious in the pages of the New Testament and in the religious life of all times, including our own, that religious people have been deeply concerned nbout thi! problems of daily conduct. They have differed widely about questions of right and wrong and have often been harsh in their demands and judgments upon those whose Ideas have not coincided with their own. The differences, too, have characterized whole sects and groups of people and have even charac- lerizcd hislorlc periods. We speak of Ihe Puritan Revival and the Age of the Restoration. We might even speak of -the Urn of Prohibition and Ihe present Kra of anti- Prohibltkm, with a real .sense in each reference of the. different moral ideas Involved, ench with Its corresponding difference,* In conduct. Are there reasonable .standards nf moral Judgment that would mark the proper conduct, of a Christian while avoiding great extremes of undue Puritanism nnd undue license? I think that' there are such standards and that guidance can be (mind In studying the words and lh" rxnmple of ,li>sm In rrlnllon to matter* of conduct, lu gonoraJ, I think we are too inclined to relate the teachings of Jesus to the supreme matter of faith and love without paying sufficient attention to specific instances. A striking Instance concerned the Sabbath. It was mode for man, Jesus said, and not man for the Sabbath. Punctilious observers thought it was wrong to real on the Sabbath day. They would have had tin: disciples go through the grain field hungry rather than "sin" by rubbing a few heads of grain in their hands. What jesus opposed was the hypocrisy that made much of eating with unwashed bauds (Matthew 15:21, while at the same time committing the foul sins of Injus- J,lce and Inhumanity (Matthew 23: '13-351. Many, of course, have Jaid stress upon washed hands and similar secondary matters without In any way being lax regarding the more vital matters of rlghtcausncss. I am Inclined to deplore the tendency to make sins out of matters that nre not inherently sinful. There are enough rcnl sins and wrongs to fight without creating artificial sins out of matters that are neither against God nor against one's fcl- lowinen. Goodness needs always the strong ally of common sense. HK: "I've come, to the conclusion that you are marrying me only because I hnve inherited a fortune from my uncle." She: "Not at all. It would have been just the lame If you'd Inherited It from anyone else." — Montreal Star. Read Com lor Mewl Clutlllod Ada, •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Deception; Win Many Games By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Fifty - six teams entered the recent Industrial and Commercial Team Contest in the Eastern States Regional Tournament. The members of this league are various commercial and industrial companies in the neighborhood of New York, and each player on a team has to be an employe of the company that he represents. The standard of play In this « NORTH * AJ52 V543 • 963 »J53 WEST EAST 483 *84 VAK72 VQJ108 * J8542 t KI07 *Q7 +K1092 SOUTH (D) AKQ1097 « AQ * A864 Neither side vul. South Went N«rth E»at 1 4 ' Pass 2 * Pnss 4 * Pass Pass Pass. Opening lead— V K lournamcnt Is very high since some of the bcsi, players in New York work for big companies and nre thus eligible to play on these teams. Today's band was played In this contest by Wellington I.T. Sun. one* ol Shanghai, but now with Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Marie Wilson's neckline has been in the modest league since "My Friend Irrni" went to home TV screens—the. sponsor Insisted on livingroom respectability —but it will be back to See Level for her three-week night-club appearance this summer. For the first time In four years. Hollywood's original 3-D girl will revive the low-cut gowns, the black undies and the strip tease that Q.I.'s didn't write home about during the J^>ng wartime run of movietown's musical show, "Blackouts." Marie's set for the club date In Las Vegas when "Irma" leaves the screen for the summer. But first she'll do a movie, "Marry Me Again." The film is-a "flat" but Marie's promising: "I'll round it out a little." Why is Hollywood passing up the chance to put Marie in 3-D? Producer Alex Gottlieb has the best explanation: "Marie Wilson in 3-D? That's redundant." After all the haggling is over— and you can bet on this—Humphrey Bogart will be Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny." Hollywood's big "The Cowboy and the Movie Queen" drama, costarring Gloria Swanson and actor cowpoke Denver Pyle, has been :oing on for six months. Denver is the reason why La Swanson, who looks like a million in TV's "Crown Theater," can't tear herself away from Hollywood. BID FOE SKELTON RED SKELTON'S the latest star who wants out of his MGM contract. Legal eagles and agents are huddling about his future in both movies and TV. He leaves the air for his present sponsor this month but there's hot bidding for his services in the fall. Red's lost 40 pounds since Jan. 1 and has a new the George S. Colley Associates in New York. Sun ambitiously bid four spades with the South cards and managed to "steal" this contract by means of a deceptive play. West opened the king of hearts and continued the suit when East signaled encouragement. Sun ruffed the third round of hearts and quietly played his ace of clubs. West couldn't tell from which direction the attack was going to come. It was possible that South held the ace - king - ten of clubs and was planning: to finesse for the queen later on. Hence West played his low club — a grievous error, as it turned out. Declarer next played a spade to dummy's jack in order to try the finesse of the diamond queen. When this held he cashed the ace of diamonds, entered dummy with the ace of spades, and ruffed dummy's last diamond. The stripping process now complete, Sun led a low club from his hand. The defenders were now helpless. If West held the trick with his queen of clubs, he would then have to return a heart of a diamond. In either case, dummy's last club would be discarded while South ruffed. If East overtook with the king of clubs in order to rescue his partner, dummy's jack of clubs would become established. If West had dropped his queen of clubs under the ace, the contract would have been defeated. East would be in position to win two club tricks with his king and ten, and the end play would therefore fail. If declarer had led the ace of clubs late instead of early, West might have seen the danger and thrown his queen. The early play of the ace of clubs trapped West. outlook on life—and working tub- its—since his TV ihow nkiddtd to 42nd place in the national rating!. How not to improve theater buil> ness:. A local theater It misleading the public by advertising "I Love Melvln' with "It« 3-D, in big letters, and then in small typt, "Donald, Debbie and Delightful. The film is not in 3-D. Joanne Dru and Macdonald Carey are having a mad celluloid romance in a new 3-D western, "Outlaw Territory," and the director supervising the clinches i< John Ireland, husband of Joanne. Laughing about the situation, Joanne's saying: "He's fascinated. He's so fascinated he forgets to say cut .and lets the clinches go on and on." Like "High Noon," the film will feature a song, "Hannah Lee," by Stan Jones, who wrote "Ghost Bid- ers." Guy Mitchell's already recorded the number. The Ritz Bros, have ideas about Dagmar as their leading lady in a film comedy. . .Ronald Reagan has trained his gunsights on a career as a western hero. He's begging for more boss operas after doing "Law and Order" at U-I. He's always been movietown'g best horseman, but the nearest he got to a nag before was as a horse doctor in "Stallion Road." There's no mystery about Joan Crawford's ability to- wear glad rags. It's "authority." Designing for the star for the first time, MGM's Helen Rose told me: "lavish more stars had the authority to wear clothes like Joan. It's easy to explain. She wears everything—even a simple blouse •with a great gusto." One outfit whipped up by Helen for Joan's "Torch Song" is an eye- popper—a full-length evening wrap of camel's hair trimmed with mink. IS Yean Ago In Blythtvilli Miss Mary Frances Guerin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Guerin, was crowned "Miss Blytheville" by Mayor Marion Williams in a ceremony last night at the high school auditorium immediately following the beauty pageant which was presented under the auspices of the Red Pepper club of the high school. Rosemary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monaghan, was crowned "Little Miss Blytheville". Mrs. Russell Phillips arrived home yesterday from Columbus, Miss., where she has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kochititzky and family. Mrs. W. D. McClurkin and Mrs. J. W. Adams Jr. were hostesses to the members of Chapter N of the P. E. O. Sisterhood at a luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. .McClurkin. Attractive placecards for the affair were made by Marvin Nunn Jr. •*" The Reverend Passmore ««yi .' he can always tell when teen- } agers have gone off with the 1 family car on Sunday. The parents come to church. Relish Dish Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 Popular relish item (pi.) 7 Found in a relish dish 13 Withdraw 14 Puts in a row 15 Having dropsy 16 Rider's seat 10 ruwct a jedi _, - . , 17 Diminutive of " Cleopatra s Samuel *18 Make a lace edging 20 Syria (ab.) 21 The relish dish precedes a meal like a «£»™ follows it 4 Vigor 5 Assam silkworm « Denominations 7'HurIer 8 Note in Guide's scale 9 Cover 10 Termini 11 Depend 12 Belgian river 29 Ci«atrix snake 21 Betoken 22 East (Fr.) 23 Egyptian sun 26 Cu 25 Pits 28 Lauded 32 Emissary 33 Measure of land 34 Cotton fabric 35 Retinue 36 Seesaws 40 Merits 41 Click beetlci 43 Mimic 46 Tree fluid 47 Greek letter 50 Relish dish "item 53 Also found in molding 27 Smooth and unasplratcd 30 "Emerald Isle" 31 Low haunts 35 Territory (ab.) 37 Measure of cloth 38 Strip of bacon 52 Female saint 39 Station (ab.) (ab.) 42 Lyric poetry 54 Eleventh 43 Seed month (ab.) covering 55 Girl's namt 44 Window part 45 Feminine appellation 47 Leaping amphibian 48 Poker stak* 49 Employed 51 John (Gaelic) 57 Give 58 Term used In honscshoes 59 Avoided VERTICAL

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