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/AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY II 1HI BLYTHEVILL'K COURIER NEWS MM oouitnm n«wa oo. M. W. HAINK, PublUlwr •AWT A. HAINB8, AHlititnt Publtaher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor FACT- D. HUMAN, Advertising M»n»jer tolt JUttonil Adtertlslnt Representatives: W»!l»» Witmer Co., New York. Chl6»«o, Detroit. AttenU, Uemphli. entered »a second class matter at the post•(fie* »t Blythevlue, Arkansas, under act of con- u, October I, JJ17. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: BY carrier In the city of Blythevllle or anj wburban town whert carrier «ervice I» maln- W 'l^ma1i, ! within*a radius ol 80 miles, *5.00 per Tear »2 50 for ill months, »1.25 for three monthi; kj mail outside W mile zone, $13.50 per yt« payable in adranw. Meditations Ami »14 «n«« W«t ««. *»" h ln the < M> ° 1 of fllouo (which li by InterpreUllon, Sent.). H« «nt his W therefor., and washed, and came # * * All the jcholastlc scaffolding falls as a ruin- ad edifice, before one «Jngle word — Faith. — Napoleon Bonaparte. Barbs Boirowint money to pay for your vacation Is no way to let your mind rest while you're away. * » * Smart people stop at » railroad crossing for a minute — elhen forever. * • * A pastor advises young couples to marry only for real love. Those who do likely will never do it again. » * * No wonder the kids always welcome summer — from the ichool board to the iprlng board. * • * There'! one advantage in driving around In * real old car — you don't have to worry about fettini Into a wreck. You're already in it. City Owes Thanks To School Safety Patrols We think the city owea some thanks to a group of youngsters who have just completed a job which wasn't always easy or pleasant. We have reference to tht schools' various safety patrols which herded school children safely across streets during the recently-completed school year. These good little citizens were at their posts in fair or foul weather and (got through the year without a mishap at their crossings. Their effort, and that of the adults who trained and supervised them, should be recognized by the community. We heartily commend the Junior Chamber of Commerce, police and school officials who organized and maintained the patrols and exhort them to continue their efforts with this program. • Wise Politician Puts U.S. Interest Before Promises It goes without saying that keeping one's pledges is a fundamental of any moral code worth the name. But political promises are not quite of the same order. That doesn't mean they are made to be broken, or that the man who suggests they be kept is displaying anything but a wholly admirable spirit. Nevertheless, they are special. For one thing, they are made in the heat of campaign battles. Therefore they reflect the high emotional pitch, the exaggeration, the extremes of utterance that characterize American campaigns. Secondly, political promises move oftfcn than not are made in at leasts partial ignorance of the fads of government, when they come from the "outs." It is easy to make sweeping statements when you don't know the complicating details. Thirdly, such promises are made in a particular context of events and conditions, yet that context may be vastly altered by the time the winning politicians are installed in power and have a chance to carry but the pledges. In other words, the promises may be oulciattd by events. For all these reasons, campaign promises simply cannot be taken as solemn obligations. In the nature of things, most politicians are likely to be either "over-promiatd," or ,"mis-promised." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for > Instance, laid out a very specific program for the country in his'first triumphant campaign of 1932. It included sharp economies. Virtually none of the pledges wag ever fulfilled. .New sveiiU in the Great Depression, a clos« Democratic look at government for th« first time in 12 years, and other factors took Mr. Roosevelt down totally different paths. The Roosevfilt ( record at the polls suggests pointedly that the voters do not worry too much about what the campaigners say. They are more interested in how well political performance — in their opinion — fits the needs of the hour. That is their gauge. Some Republicans today are complaining that President Eisenhower, having promised the voters spending and tax cuts, is now repudiating the pledges by not assuring them a balanced budget and lower taxes in the fiscal year immediately ahead. It should be noted at once that Mr. Eisenhower never promised these goals by any particular date, so actually he has not reneged. He has merely stated audaciously that.their accomplishment will be somewhat delayed. But a more important observation is this: The President is in office now, getting acquainted with the inner workings of government (the first Republican in 20 years), measuring problems at close hand, meeting events not foreseen in 1952, like Stalin's death. History -suggests Mr. Eisenhower will be judged by the people — as will his party — on how he faces up to the world as he finds it, not on what he proposed to do last year when he did not have the responsibility or the knowledge which goes with power. ( To propose that he regard fulfillment of his promises as his paramount duty in the White House is to recommend that he be entrapped by the past, by uninformed estimates of world situations, by the emotional excesses of campaigning. This kind of tortured consistency means little to wise politicians. They know the real stake is the national interest, and what counts is the way a President and his party serve that interest. Views of Others Industry's Big Chance President Eisenhower has wasted no time In • putting hia faith In private Industry into practice. He has put businessmen In key position! In tht government, and they In turn are getting the government out of business. The trend away from government ownership U already evident in several fields. Government built plants for making synthetic rubber and oil are being put up for sale. Tht Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the government's big lending agency, has been, marked for liquidation. Inland Waterways Corporation, the big federal barge line, li offered for sale. A former Republican president, Herbert Hoover, 'haj publicly advocated the sale of all government power projects to private Industry. Atomic energy Is scheduled to be opened to private development for the first time. A definite damper has been put on public housing. After twenty year* of rapidly expanding government ownership under the New Deal, the pendulum Ij swinging back. This is the big chance private enterprise haa been waiting for. Businessmen can now demonstrate that they can do a better job than government bureaucrats. They can. now prove the arguments they have been using against government ownership and operation. We don't expect the businessmen to succeed a hundred per cent, because there are a few fields In which private enterprise limply can't operate successfull. Slum clearance and public housing Is one. But we hope the' businessmen win out In the overall campaign to prove the superiority of private enterprise over government ownership. And If the businessmen don't revert to the abuses that brought on the New Deal trend toward governmcnt-ln-buslness, we believe they will. —Columbia (Mo.) Dally Tribune. SO THEY SAY No reporter can be much better than his assignment and I was given one that was a chanca of a lifetime. — Austin C. Wehrwein, winner of Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. * * * The whole world is our battleground, because the. battle is basically ideological. Russian tactics are to divide the west and American public opinion so we won't do an adequate job. Let's keep our powder rtry, with everything that implies. —Sen. Alexander Wiley (R., Wis.). * * * There's nothing I can do about it. J wish her luck. — Jilted Pfc. Lione E. Peterson, released POW. * * * As I've said before, I don't wunt to do »ny- thlng to embarrass this »dmlnistra*on, — Ex- president Truman. * * * Some guys don't go for blondes. Well, nn radio he. (the man at home) can hive her blonds or brunette — or however he want! her to be. On TV you're «tuck with what you «««• Tt ''"ps « man from using his Imagination. — Elliott Lw- Is, CBS radio producer, inyl TV Hunt* tht Im- •slnatioa. The Penalty One Pays for Having a Reputation "PlDl LNDQ&T&NP YajlO S&Q, Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Public Lands Defenders Cite Benefits to Both State and Nation WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Proposals to change the public land laws of the United States to put more of the 457 million acres under state control and private own- e r s h 1 p have drawn fire from a number o f sources, in and out of government. One of the stoutest defenders of the present public Peter Edson lands administration Is Robert W. Sawyer, editor of the Bend (Ore.) Bulletin and a former president of the National Reclamation As3opia- tion. Mr. Sawyer has fought, vigorously against the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation and some of its water and public power policies. But on public land policy, he takes another tack. When the U, S. Chamber of Commerce, through its past president, Laurence F. Lee, launched its crusade for,revision of the land laws, Mr. Sawyer charged that the whqje story was not being told. He answered Mr. Lee's article In American Forests Magazine with an article of his own. 'There are millions of acres in the 24 per cent (of U. S. land owned by the federal government) that no one would ever want or be willing to own and pay taxes on. There Is no tax loss on these lands," he declared. 'Millions of acres of lands that were once federal went into the. hands of cidzens," Mr. Sawyer continued. 'After being raped of their timber, they went back to ! the 'federal empire 1 on the solicitation, not of a federal bureau, but on that of their private owners. 'Many other thousands of acres left government ownership, went first on the tax roll and then went tax delinquent. Now they are owned by the counties where they are a headache for the assessors and a sorrow to the conservationists. They ought to be returned to the public domain." Schools And Roads Get Share Of Income Federal lands not on the tax rolls do bring other benefits to the states in such things as extra highway construction subsidies. One fourth of the annual income from national forests must be paid to the states for the benefit of schools and roads. Citing Oregon figures as an example, Mr. Sawyer points out that his .state has received payments of over $4$0 million in the last five years, in lieu of taxes and more man taxes would have been ii Ihe states had held tho land. Hugh B. Woodward, president of the New Mexico Game Protective Association, came to Washington recently for a speech before the North American Wildlife Conference, In which he cut loose against the drive to put public lands under state control. Citing the history of the west, Mr. Woodward recalled the many years in which the livestock .men fought the homesteaders In the grazing rights wars. This war still goes on. "It is the Forest Service lands for which private interests presently grasp," Mr. Woodward declared. "The larger livestock operators who graze their animals O roup most militant in their de- upon the national forests are the mantis, although in some states timber Interests cast covetous eyes upon lumber resources." Present users of these lands pay little for their privilege, Mr. Woodward pointed out. In 1950, in New Mexico, 1900 users paid $338,000 for the right to graze 181,000 animals in U. S. forests. Raising Rates Would Double Receipts More Important than grazing priv lieges, timber cutting, recreation or wildlife protection "is the necessity of protecting our high wa- ter-yellding areas in the national forests, to assure the teeming millions who live below in the valleys of their water supply," says Mr. Woodward. "In the southwestern states, water tables have been and are falling without exception. . .Only by the most conservative and careful control of our watershed, areas can we hope to maintain and advance the agricultural and economic life of the west. "The history of private ownership of forests in the United States has been, generally speaking, a tale of exploitation and destruction. Limited numbers of major corporations have learned to operate their timber as a crop and not as a mine. But only a few private owners have either the financial resources, the foresight or the will to permit such a system of management." Summing up the situation for the whole United States, the Bureau of Land Management In the Department of Interior reported last year that the public lands paid into the U. S. Treasury $64 million receipts. From mineral rights re- eeipts came to $52 million, from timber rights $10 million, from grazing permits $2 million. This was $5 for every dollar of expense. By intelligent management, by raising the rates for services rendered instead of giving these rights away, it was said these revenues could be doubled. Sunday School Lesson —^ WN ™ Written for Service Gilroj. D. D. If we omit the sermons In the great parables of Jesus, I think the greatest of all Christian sermons is Saint Paul's discourse about love In the Thirteenth Chapter of I Corinthians. It was itself the theme of a longer and notable sermon, widely circulated in the earlier part ol the present century. I am sure that many readers have known, and probably still have among their books, the sermon by the late Henry Drummond, Scottish scientist and Christian leader, published under the title "Love the Supreme Gift; the Oreat- est Thing in the World." I Corinthians 13 is a supreme example of brevity, preclsenesj and simplicity in the presentation of a sublime subject. The subject undoubtedly inspired In Paul the Quality of his utterance but if it were considered only for its style, apart from its theme, that Chapter is remarkable. I do not know Junt what, it may mean to one thoroughly versed in the original Greek. Foreign writings often suffer In translation. But In Its English translation Paul's sermon has a balance and rhythm, 3 music that one can feel ae he reads It aloud. I suppose that Into consideration of that sennoh the question of translation does enter, I suppose, also, that almost everywhere It W admitted that for the "charity" of the Authorized Kins James Version we should substitute the word ••love." as In the latest "Revised Standard Version." The same ap- pll« (o tho translations of W.cy- mouUi, Balanttni, Moultoa tnd Goodspeed. Moffatt, in what has probably been the most widely used modern translation of the Bible by an individual scholar, sticks In this Instance to the word "charity," tnough In many passages his translation differs from that of the Authorized Version. Incidentally I met James Moftatt some years ago and walked with him on Beacon Hill in Boston. His translation was at that time being somewhat freely read In churches instead of the Authorized Version. This had occasioned some controversy, in editorial comment I had mildly regretted such substitution except as It might be made to bring out some specific point. I was interested to find that Dr. Moffntt agreed with. this. He pointtd out that his translation had been made in Great Britain where the Authorized Version was used in the schools, and would continue to be, and was'never intended as a substitute for that Version. To go back to the question of "charity," I have recently seen a vigorous and scholarly defense of the Authorized rendering. 1 cannot remember the name of the writer, but he made much of the various and confusing meanings of the word "love," wlille "charity," he contended, has a simple and clear reference. To all this my comment is that, to one who wanut sincerely to put Paul 1 ! great sermon Into his life the choice of words won't matter. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Complain; Find"Your Errors By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Terence Reese, one of England's great bridge players, played today's hand in an English Team Match. The opponents beat him by fine defense, whereupon Reese (like the great player and fine sportsman that he Is) searched for his own mistake instead of com- Courier Newi Clarified Ads. NORTH II 4 AK2 V 10 5 3 « J 10 5 4 3 482 BAST * J83 VKQ98742 WEST 4Q94 ¥8 « 962 4AQJ1063 SOUTH (D) * 1087 5 VAJ » AKQS 4K54 East-West vul. WM North Pass 3 * P»ss " P»ss g»uth 1 » 3N.T. Opening lead—V 6 Eut 3V Past plaining about bad luck. As Ihe play actually went, West opened the singleton heart, East played the queen, and Reese won with the nee. Reese decided that East probably held the ace of clubs. Without giving much thought to the hand, (hci-ctnvc, Reese ran off uis fivt diamond tricks, dis- Erfkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Jose Ferrer, who walked on hii knees In "Moulin Rouge," li climbing up In the world. Because Rita Hayworth's a tall dish, Joe is wearing elevated shoes in his torrid scenes with her in "Miss Sadie Thompson.".. . Marlene Dietrich and Peter Lawford (now there's a combination) are too palsy-walsy for worda, music or anything else. . .John Archer and Marjorle Lord, recently reconciled after going through divorce motions, are expecting a visit from the stork. Patrice Wymore is due for a big surprise. She'll be sued by Nora Eddington Haymes, who preceded her as Mrs. Errol Plynn, for the child support that Errol has failed to send their kiddles. Nora's lawyers will refer to the recent case in which Virginia Mayo had to pay alimony to Mike O'Shea's former wife. Edgar Bergen Is leaving Charley McCarthy at home for his European trip this summer. Says Edgar: "I'll have Prances (Mrs. B.) to sit on my knee." A long and passionate kiss between LIU St. Cyr and Dale Robertson for "Son of Slnbad" was supposed to end with an off-stage cue—a prop man striking a gong with a mallet. But the prop man, bug-eyed over the smooching, swung the mallet and missed. "What happened?" grinned Director Ted Tetilaff. "It's such a small gong," grinned back the prop man, "ONLY five feet square." '• SINATRA CRIES, TOO NOW It can be told: Prank Sinatra was the first elng- er offered, "My Heart Cries for You," the biggest hit turne in the last five years. Prankle turned It down on the theory It wouldn't be a hit. He's ttill crying. HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Richard Denning's TV click as Mr. North in the wodunits has sparked his film career. He'll be In Para- earding a low club from his hand, and then proceeded with three rounds of spades on the theory that the defenders Would have to give him his ninth trick with a spade, a heart, or the king of clubs. As It happened, however. West was clever enough to drop the queen of spades, thus allowing Bast to win the third spade trick with the jack. East promptly cashed the queen of hearts and led the nine of clubs, whereupon the game was Irretrievably lost. South could have made his contract by a different line of play. Reese blamed himself for not seeing It, but few experts would criticize themselves for missing so delicate a play. At the second trick, after winning the first trick with the ace of hearts, South should lead a low spade towards dummy. If West plays the queen of spades, he Is permitted to hold the trickl If West plays a low spade, dummy plays the king, and South returns to his hand with the ace of diamonds in order to lead another low spade towards the dummy. Once again, West must be allowed to hold the trick if he is clever enough to put up the queen. If West plays a low spade; dummy wins with the ace of spades and returns the suit. This series of plays enables South to develop a third spade trick, while making sure that the only spade loser goes to West. Now South Is safe from & club lead, and can make his contract with three spades, a heart, and five diamonds. mount's '"Lost Treasure oJ the Amazon.". . .George Burns and Grade Allen's teen-agers, Sandra and Ronnie, Join Ma and Pa on the TV screens for their June 29 show. . .Ray Miiland's telefilm series will have him playing a college prof at a girls' school with a big accent on comedy. Ray figures he's had enough Lost Weekends In movies. . ' , •* Charles McGraw. who scored in "The Narrow Margin," is definite for the lead in the TVersion of "The Falcon." George Sanders and brother Tom Conway played it on the screen. . .CBS is talking to Olga San Juan, Edmond O'Brien's pretty Mrs., about reviving "FleiS- ta," the muscial show she did on radio some years back, as a TV extravaganza. NBC has just signed nltery comic Jackie Kfmnon for the firsr, four stanzas.of the 90-minute "Saturday Night Revue," which will begin replacing "Show of Shows" on June 6. If Kannon clicks with tele- viewers, you can expect a network contract. Fuses are being lit for legal fireworks over TV rights to the Billy the -Kid character. Three actors, Tab Hunter, 'Jack Buetel and Russell Hayden, all claim priority. INDECENCY IS LEGION OTTO PREMINGER won't budge and neither will the Eric Johnston office, so it looks like the much-. disputed movie version of "The Moon Is Blue" will be relased July 4 without a Legion of Decency seal. Miriam Nelson is due to drop Gene in the Los Angeles divorce courts. . .Seymour Friedman, who directed Louis Hayward's "T h e Saint Returns," is divorcing his wife, Bobbe. . .The reconciliation is taking with Donna Reed and Tony Owen, who claim there was never a serious rift in the first place. Authors rarely like the way Hollywood casts their characters and Herman Woiik is no exception. The best-selling author is exploding over Van Johnson's casting as Lt. Maryk in <7 The Caine Mutiny." ?S Years Ago In Blytheyille — Mrs. Rolnnd Green and Mrs. James B. Clark entertained xvith a bridge party last night in honor of Mrs. Troy E. Welch and daughter, Miss Mildred, of Phoenix, Arizona, who are the houseguests of Mr, and Mrs. Loy Welch. Alvin and Prank Huffman, who have been visiting friends and attending the graduating exercises at Blue Mountain College at Blua Mountain, Miss., will return home tonight. Mrs. George M. Lee returned home Monday from a visit in Bentonville and Rogers, Ark. © Somehow or other, entertaining and attractive friends you've asked to dinner never seem so much that way after they've left and you're in the kitchen helping with the dishes. East and West Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 55 Retained ., 56 West Polish 1 Eastern city, river . Yol:lt 57 Worm 4 Sea eagle 8 Western' city, Lake 1? High priest (Bib.) 13 Require 14 Century plant 15 Three-toed- sloths 13 Unfasten 18 Nocturnal carnivora 20 Comforted 21 Pronoun 22 Shoshontan Indians' 24 Seek 26 Employed ,27 Owns ! 30 Invisible 132 Region in | Northeast I France '34 Scottish ; children '35 Complain '3B It rises in the East 137 Golf mounds ; 39 Malt I beverages : 40 The «un —• in the West 41 Wrong (prefix) 42 Toll 45 Desert in s th* West 49 Science of sound M Metal-bmlnj rock 52 Leg bon« 5.1 Existed J« Glrl'i nickname VERTICAL 1 The East 2 Pen name of Charles Lamb 3 Middle West state 4 Witch, of I" Exterior 38 Glimpsed (Bib.) 23 Rips 40 Puget in 5 Check • 24 Wheel centers West America 6 Legendary 25 Two-toed 41 Hoarder centaur . sloth 42 Whip 7 Dutch city 26 Not mounted 43 Hurt 8 Norse legends 27 Ice pellet 44 Seethe 9 Sad cry 28 Skin disorder 46 Land 10 Theater box 29 Observes measure 11 Started a golf 31 Comes in 33 Country in 47 Ages 48 baivs 17 Sewing tool West Europe 50 Number F r FT

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