The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 29, 1953
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/AGE SIX JH,YTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FWOAY, MAt IHI BLYTHEVILLfc COURIER NEWS TK» ootntira Niwa oo. E. W. HAIH1S, PubU»r*r •AMY A. HAWW, Attlttant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAOL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •olt Nattoml AdYertliini RtpmenUtlm: Willaot Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtiimU, Uemphli. entered a lecond class matter at the post•(flee lit BlythevIUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- •rttt, October », 1817. Member of The Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevtlle or »"J nuburban town where carrier tervlct U maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, »5.00 per fear 1250 for «lx months, 11.26 for three months; ir mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable in adrane*. Meditations And »ld »nt» him, Oo, w«ih In ihe pool of •lloam (which li bj Interpretation, Sent.), He went lib way therefor., and washed, and came feetnf. — John 1:7. * * * All the scholastic scaffolding falls as a ruln- •d edifice, before one single word — Faith. — Napoleon Bonaparte. Barbs Borrowing money to pay for your vacation i» no way to let your mind rest while you're away. * * * (mart people stop at a railroad crossing for a minute — othen forever. * » • A pastor advises joung couples to marry only for real love. Those who do likely will never do it again, * * » No wonder the kids alwayi welcome summer — from the ichool board to the iprlmr board. * • * There's one advantage in driving around In a real old car — you don't have to worry about getting into a wreck. You're already in it. City Owes Thanks To School Safety Patrols We think the city owes some thanks to a group of youngsters who have just Completed a job which wasn't always easy or pleasant, We have reference to the 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 bfc 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 more oftfen than not are made in at leasts partial ignorance of the facts 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 out the pledges. In other words, the promises may be outdated 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-promised," or ."mis-promised." President Franklin D, Roosevelt, for y 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 pledger WM ever fulfilled. New <venli In the Great Depression, a clos« Democratic look »t government for the first time In 12 years, and other factors took Mr. Roosevelt down totally different paths. The Roosevelt v 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 wist 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 Elsenhower has wasted no time In putting his 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 t! already evident In several fields. Government built plants for making synthetic rubber and oil are being put up for sain. Tht Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the government's big lending agency, has been, marked for liquidation. Inland Waterways Corporation, the big federal barge line, ii offered for sale. A former Republican president, Herbert Hoover, 'ha« 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 is swinging back. This Is the big chance "private enterprise hat been waiting for. Businessmen can now demonstrate that they ran 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 thera are a few fields In which private enterprise »lmply can't operate successful!. 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 government-ln-bus'ness, 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 chance of a lifetime. — Austin C. Wehrweln, 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 dry, with everything that Implies. —Sen. Alexander Wiley (R., WIs.). * * + There's nothing I can do about it. J wish her luck. — Jilted Pfc. Llone E. Peterson, released POW. * * * As I've said before, I don't want to do anything to embarrass this administration. — Ex- president Truman. * * + Some guys don't go for blondes. Well, on radio he (the man at home) can hAve her blonde or brunette — or however he wants her to be. On TV you're stuck with what you s«. It keeps a man from using his Imagination. - Elliott Lw- 1s, OBS radio producer, ««yt TV »UmU tht imagination. The Penalty One Pays for Having a Reputation Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Jose Ferrer, who walked on hli knees in "Moulin Rouge," la 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 words, 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 Eddfngton Haymes, who preceded her as Mrs. Brrol 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. Peter Edson's 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 privato own- e r s h 1 p have drawn .fire from a number o f sources, In and out of government. ; One o( 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 Association. Mr. Sawyer has fought vigorously against the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation and some of its water nnd public power policies. But on public land policy, he takes another tack. When the U. S. Chamber or Commerce, through its past president, Laurence F. Lee, launched Us 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 or acres In the 24 per cent (of U, 3. 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 citizens," 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 Ihe 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 than taxes would have been if the stales had held the 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 stats 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 group most militant in their rie- upon the national forests are the mands, 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 5338,000 for the right to graze 181,000 animals in U. S. forests. Raising Rates Would Double Receipts More Important than grazing priv ileges, 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 » 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 tha Department of Interior reported last year that the public lands paid Into the U. S. Treasury $64 million receipts. From mineral rights receipts 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 — f Written for NBA Srmce W. E. 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 of the present century. I am sure thai 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 Greatest Thing In the World." I Corinthians 13 Is a supreme example of brevity, preclseness 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, a music that one can feel ae he reads It aloud. T. suppose that into consideration of that sermon, the question of translation does enter. I suppose, also, Hint almost everywhere It Is admitted that for the "charity" of the Authorized King James Version we should substitute the word "lovf." as In the latest "Revised Standard Version." The same ap- pllni lo the translations of W moulh, Btlantln*, Uoulton Goodspeed. Motfatt, in what has probably been the most widely used modern translation of the Bible by an individual scholar, sticks in' this instance to tlie word "charity," tnoueh In many passages his translation differs from that of the Authorized Version. Incidentally I met James Moffatt 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 wns interested to find that Dr. Motfatt agreed with • this. He pointed out that his translation had been made in Great Britain where the Authorized Version was used In ttie schools, and would continue to be, and was never intended ae 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. I cannot remember the name of the writer, but he made much of the various and confusing meanings of the word "love." while "charity," he contended, has a simple and clear reference. To nil this my comment Is thai to one tvho wants sincerely .to ]iut Paul's great sermon Into his life the choice of words won't matter. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don'^r Complain; Fin<fYour Errors By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA 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- RMd Courier Newt Classified Ads. NORTH It 4 AK2 V 1053 • J 10543 + 82 WEST EAST »Q94 *J63 ¥6 TKQ98742 • 962 »7 *AQJ 1083 497 SOUTH (D) * 10 8 7 5 VAJ « AKQ8 *K54 ' East-West vul. 8*uih WM Nortfc Eat* 1 » Pass 3» 3V 3 N.T. Pais ' Pass Paw Opening lead—V 6 plaining about bad luck. As Ihe play actually went, West opened the singleton heart, East played the queen, and Reese won with the ace. Reese decided that East probably held the ace of clubs. Without giving much thought (o the hand, therefore, Reese ran off bis livt diamond tricks, dls- Edgar Bergen Is leaving Charley McCarthy at home for his European trip this summer. Says Edgar: "I'll have Frances (Mrs. B.) to sit on my knee." A long and passionate kiss between Lill St. Cyr and Dale Robertson for "Son of SInbad" 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 Tetzlaff. "It's such a small gong," grinned back the prop man, "ONLY five feet square." < SINATRA CRIES, TOO NOW it can be told: Frank Sinatra was the first tlng- 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 still crying. HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Richard Denning's TV click as Mr. North in the wodunlts has sparked his film career. He'll be in Para- carding 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 East to win the third spade trick with the jack. East promptly cashed the queen ol 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 trick! 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 spafte Irick, while making sure that the only spade loser goes to West. Now South Is safe from a club lead, and can make his contract with three spades, a heart, and five diamonds. mount's '"Lost Treasure of the Amazon.". . .George Burns and Oracle Allen's teen-agers, Sandra and Eonnie, Join Ma and Pa on the TV screens for their June 29 show. . .Rny Milland's telefilm Ber- ies will have him playing a college prof at a girls' school with a big accent on comedy, Ray figures he's had enough Lost Week- 'ends 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 Comvay played it on the screen. . .CBS is talking to Olga San Juan, Edmond O'Brien'e pretty Mrs., about reviving "Fiesta," the muscial show she did on radio some years back, as a TV extravaganza. NBC has just signed nitery comic Jackie Knnnon for the first 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 budg« 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 Wouk is no exception. The best-selling author is exploding over Van Johnson's casting as Lt. Maryk in ''The Caine Mutiny." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Mrs. Roland Green and Mrs. James B. Clark entertained with 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 Frank 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 ond West Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Eastern city, York 4'$ea eagle 8 Western" city, Lake 12 High priest (Bib.) 13 Require 14 Century plant 15 Three-toed sloths 15 Unfasten 18 Nocturnal carnivora 20 Comforted 21 Pronoun 22 Shoshonean Indians' 24 Seek 26 Employed , 27 Owns j 30 Invisible 132 Region in | Northeast ' Franc* 1 34 Scottish ; children '35 Complain '36 It rises In tht East i37 Golf mounds ;39M»H i beverages ; 40 The sun —— In the West 41 Wronf (prefix) 42 Toll 45 Desert in , the West 49 Science of sound 51 Metal-bearinf rock 52 Leg bont 5.1 Existed 54 Girl's nickname 55 Retained 56 West Polish river 57 Worm VERTICAL 1 The East 2 Pen name o£ Charles Lamb 3 Middle West state 4 Witch, of (Bib.) 5 Check 6 Legendary centaur 7 Dutch city 19 Exterior 38 Glimpsed 23 Rips 40 Puget in 24 Wheel centers West America | 25 Two-toed 41 Hoarder ' sloth 42 Whip ' 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 • golf 31 Comes in 47 Aces ball 33 Counlry in 48 Loirs 17 Sewing lool West Europe 50 Number

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