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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUKE 8, 19S8 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NKWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publlttwr HARRY A. HAINES, AxliUnt PuMI«h«r A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrcrtlalnf Mtn««tr Sole National Adrertislng Reprenentattret: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, McmpllU. Meditations Barbs All that the wall flower needs In order to blossom out on dates is some son. » * * Have you noticed the new homes that »re covered with ivy and plastered with mortgage*? * * * A coyote was caught after it caused a lot of excitement on a campus of a Colorado college. Almost as bad as the campus wolves. * • * It's strange how few policemen understand that free speech is guaranteed under the Constitution. * * * Twould be a happier world if there were enough smiling faces to go around. Europe Needs to Stabilize Shaky Governments Shortly Italy will have an election that will test the strength of one of America's warmest friends, Premier De Gasperi. As in the national elections of April, 1948, this one will be important also as a measuring rod of Communist power at the polls. But it has still another special significance. To prepare for It, De Gasperi has had to jam through the 1 Italian parliament <m election law that will give extra weight — in terms of numbers of deputies — to the popular vote recorded by his own Christian Democrat Party. The obvious aim is to heighten the chances that he will havt a decent working margin in the narlinment, if he is able to win at all. Were De Gasperi not our friend, were he representative of antidemocratic forces, we would be assailing this election maneuver as "rigginjr." In the circumstances we condone it. We condone it because we want effective government, friendly to us, installed in Italy. And that is something which is hard to find anywhere in Western Europe. Italy, like France, suffers from an overabundance of parties. Some 70 are taking part in this election. Government is possible only through coalitions. Control is always wobbly, and policies must be trimmed to fit this weakness. The Bonn government in West Germany is no different. Able Onancrllor Adenauer had to resort to tric'tv parliamentary devices to get the European Armv pact through his legislature. Pnme writers are sUTge?tin<r t b a t, the- dominant characteristiV of postwar (TTnor-rjitif systems is HIP feebleness of the executive arm and the contrasting power of n.nrl'nmen's. Given a weak ex- eruHve and a legislature torn ." m o n g many parties — or at lonst diffovmc viewnnints — you most often have chaos and inaction. Parliaments cr>n m,il\p Inws but tb(-v cannot govern, that is, administer and make day-to-dav discrefionarv policy. T'lev are not emiipnod for quick decision. Vet they seem strong enough to prevent prime ministers from governing effectively. The problem probably is least evident in Britain. But there are those who profess to see considerable signs of it right here in America, where in Congress even the President's own party frequently stands in the way of policies he desires. The constitutional experts agree, however, that an American Pres- i''°nt has the power to govern if he '' ''f.ses to exercise it. Nevertheless, in France, Italy, West Germany and elsewhere, democracy as it is now practiced may be in for severe trial. The first German republic fell be- Entered as second class matter at th« post- office at BlythevlUe. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October •, 1917. Member of The Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevlile or anj •uburban town where carrier service li maintained, 25c per wee*. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, 15.00 per year *2.50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outiide 50 mile lone, «12.50 per fear payable in advance. for* Hitler because it could not govern. French resistance to Hitler's growth was frail partly because French government was rudderless and unstable. The tests today are no less critical. If the men in these lands who genuinely cherish democracy do not soon devise machinery for dealing with their problems decisively, the democratic way may fall into new disrepute and the path be paved for a resurgence of dictatorial government. The Eagle's Nest Views of Others Remove from me the way of lying: and jrant me thy law rractously. — Psalms 119:29. * * * A He has no legs, and cannot stand; but It hai wings, and can fly far and wide, — Warburton. A New Concept of War? There may be a good deal more than readily meets the eye In President Elsenhower's forecast of sharp reductions in defense spending and Secretary Wilson's production of a 50 per cent cut in draft quotas this Summer. The president is a mllitarf man. It Is unthinkable that he would compromise national defense with politics at a time like this. And he has made It perfectly clear that, while hoping for restpprocement with Russia, he has not been lulled into either confidence or 'Indifference by the Communist change In line. That beintf the situation, it is obvious that the President's confidence in his ability to reduce military spending and military manpower is not based upon his confidence that the East and the West are going to lie down like the lamb and the lion n the immediate future. The answer could be in a wholly new concept of modern war — a concept which the military manpower Indicate that he feels certain to adopt as a bold forward stroke but which civilian leadership might be unwilling to risk In the face of conservatipe military disapprofal. In other words, does President Eisenhower's mope toward lower defense spending and less military manpoyew Indicate that he feels certain now that recent strides in weapons and power have brought us to a stage where their economies can be used to save men and money in war as the assembly lines saves men and money in the automobile factory? Can we fight harder — and at less expense — with atomic energy, atomic powered planes and submnrines, atomic cannon, hydrogen bombs and guided missiles than with our present mechanized but still conventional methods of warfare? Do we have the means and the determination to do this now, or in a future so near that we can begin our manpower cutbacks now? These are interesting questions. They are questions for which, for obvious security reasons, there can be no Immediate answer. —Columbia (Mo.) Tribune. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — New Push from House Starts Ball Rolling on Flood Control Don't Abolish The Coffee Hour Economy is a line tiling but It can be carried too far. We doubt that President Eisenhower personally Is responsible for the attack shaping up within his administration iiRalnst that fine old American institution, the coffee hour. Here in Tallahassee the morning recess is & firmly imbedded and carefully guarded custom in all state offices. No right-thinking citizen would have it otherwise. Is nothing sacred from the cold efficiency experts? —Tallahassee Democrat. One Crisis Settled If it means anything — which It doesn't — Henry Cnbot Lodge and Andrei Vishinsky have finally shaken hands. Lodge, you recall, refused to shake Vishimky's hand for news photographers at the opening of the U.N.'s recent session. His refusal created quite a stir among the protocol set. The other day when Vishinsky, as retiring chairman of the Security Council, gave a dinner lor fellow counc.lmen, Lodge not only shook his host's hands but Joined him in champagne toasts. Now that that's -seUlcri, whnts' the next crisis? —Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Angry Bureaucrat Tn protest over a Uirmtcned 10 per cent cut in the budget for the federal Office of Education, Commissioner of Education Enrl J. McGrath fired 71 members of his staff and then resigned himself. Said he just wasn't going to stand for any act that would diminish the quality of education for the children of America. But a.s yet not n sinnle school has closed. As n matter of fact, South Carolina's education program is still expanding and we don't believe eL ther we or our children will ever know the difference. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. WASHINGTON — NEA — A big new push to upstream flood-prevention work in the United States has just been achieved by Rep. Clifford R. Hope of Kansas, chairman of the House Agricultural Committee. Going before his econ- omy-mtnded colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hope personally talked them into allowing $5 million foi p r e 1 i m i nary, first - year work on 48 small wn- l*eter Edaon tersheds In various parts of the United States. The total cost o£ completing these 48 creek projects is now estimated at something under $60 million. The federal government's share would be about half, but the cost division would vary from 25 per cent on some to 85 per cent on others. State and local areas directly benefited will put up the balance. The federal government's share of the work will be planned and earned out by the Department of Agriculture, If the Senate allows this Hope plan to stand, a third government agency will be put in business in a big way to work on flood control iind watershed development on n multi-billion-dollar scale. The two already in this business are of course Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation in Department of Interior. Farm interests tmve been trying to get the Department of Agriculture into this picture for some time. The 1936 flood-control act authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to make surveys. From then until operations wore stopped by the war, 50 surveys were begun. Congress Okayed 11 Watersheds The flood-control act of 194^ started this program up again Congress approved 11 watersheds for development and work was begun In 194C on these streams: Buffalo Creek, N.Y.; Colorado, Middle and Trinity in Texas; Coosa in Georgia and Tennessee; Little Sioux in Iowa and Minnesota; Little Tallahatchie in Mississippi; Los Angeles and Santa Ynez in California; Potomac in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia; Washita in Oklahoma and Texas; Yazoo in Mississippi. Up to this year, $34 million has been appropriated by Congress to carry on the federal government's share of this work. The total federal cost of the 11 pilot projects lias been estimated at $175 million. Some 50 years may be required to complete them. Thus far only one upstream project has been completed. This is on Sandstone Creek in the Washita Valley, which has become a demonstration area of what can be accomplished on other watersheds. The 48 additional projects for which Representative Hope has now secured initial congressional approval will be carried out on the tame plan. The work includes such ,hlngs as building stock ponds, sed- ment traps, larger retaining lams, stream straightening, terracing and soil conservation practices. The 11 original : watershed projects cover about 2.2 per cent of the area of the United States. The additional 48 starts, covering 6700 square miles, represent less than 1 per cent of U.S. land area. Everything so far approved by Congress therefore represents only about 3 per cent of what might be done. A rough estimate is that if all U.S. upstream areas were to be flood protected in this manner, the federal government share of the work would cost between $5 billion and $10 billion. State and local government costs would probably be as great. What has been started here, almost unnoticed, is a tremendous new public works program. There is no telling what it could develop into. Though conceived and started under Democratic administrations, it is being vigorously promoted by the Republicans in Congress, in what some people call the "bipartisan farm policy." What has been done so far Is only a scratch—a mere foot-in-the- door approach. The 48 new projects range in size from \1 square miles to 970. The average is 135 square miles—an area roughly 11 by 12 miles ,on a side. This is getting flood prevention right down to the county and even township level. The cost of the improvements for both the federal nnd local contributions are calculated at about 515 an acrs on the 48 new projects. This is said to be small, when compared with costs of $75 to $100 an acre to clear forest land for r arming. Bureau of Reclamation costs for developing irrigated land I •un as high as $200 to $1000 an acre. On all upstream projects, De partment of Agriculture Soil Con servation Service engineers have a requirement that the benefits must exceed the costs to Justify he work. This benefit ratio varies rom one and a half to one, up to 0 to one. The benefits Include reduced lood damage, reduced siltaton and enhancement and increasec crop yields. But it is not being laimed that this work will pre- r ent all downstream floods. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NBA — Exol sively Yours: June Haver's pred cessor in leaving movie fame an fortune to answer religion's call handsome heartbreaker Gare Hughes of the silent era—wouldn come hack to Hollywood "for $50 000 a week." Now an Episcopal lay prie known for the past 20 years Brother David on the Piute India reservation near Reno, Nev white-haired Hughes has seen on: one film since making his la: movie in 1929. but: "I read about Hollywood and 'eel that it is time the industr did something more than biogra phies of vaudeville headliners. It ime Hollywood lifted itself up wit spiritual story." The star turned priest is hopin a film will be made based on hi ife story, "Star in the Desert," a written by Fulton pusler in a na iona! magazine. Ronald Reaga s one o£ many friends workin o set up the film. Hughes' greatest film hit w 'Sentimental Tommy," opposit May McAvoy, in 1921. Since 193 tie's been assigned to the Piut ndians, drawing $125 monthly an 'iving most of that to "the peopl have learned to love. I worshi tie ground they walk on." Hollywood's "let's be different' landemonium has every studio in reducing big screens in differen spect ratios. But the best ratii know—1-2—has nothing to di •ith the size of a movie Screen Easy to install in theaters, too s the 1- ratio—one good story nd two top stars. Honest, men hat's all you need. Fee Little Words Buvt Lancaster is paying » min o James Jones, author of "Frorr "ere to Eternity," to write the creenplay for the big circus pic ure on his schedule. Jones' four etter words get five-figure pay hecks. Marjorie Reynolds' marriage to 1m editor John Haffen was fore ast here months ago . . . Pat Wy- nore is hopping mad at Erro lynn for tipping off wire-service eporters in Rome to her coming *ork date. "Plynn went out one ght and started bragging," she rites pals . . . Here's how close le Nora Eddington-Dick Haymes ivorce is to the courts: :Nora has een huddling with Dick's lawyers property-settlement terms erry Moore made the telephone ompany rich down Key West, la., way during filming of "12- ile Reef." The long-distance calls om that producer and golfer Al esselink come on the hour every our. Jack Carson is playing a big, Sunday School Lesson — Written for NEA Service By W E. Gllroy, D. O. SO THEY SAY We will oppose strongly — even violently — any attempt to exclude France from a major conference and we cannot conceive that the mrime minister (Churchill) would entertain such an idea. — French officials demand representation at Big Power conference prosoped by Churchill. * » * , We furnish 90 psr cent of the United Nations troops and 90 per cent of (he money (in Korea) and then take orders from our allies. — Rep. Dewey Short (R., Mo.). * * * The entire Chinese peopl" are indignant and with the authority vested In m« I hereby protest strongly against this Incident (Chinese claim U. S. bombed Manchuria town.) — Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lal. When Saint Paul vvns leaving Miletus after having called the elders of the Christian Church at Ephesus to hear his words of farewell before his last visit to Jerusalem, he bade these Chri*tiar;s to remember the word.s of the Lord Jesus: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35). well, cannot do without. That offer of rest by the Master was supreme in its insight into human need. So. In this matter of the blessedness of giving in any large and spiritual reality, the assertion that it is more blessed to" give than to receive is an extension of much that is true I in norms, living! The giving of par- No words could express more ac-! cuts to their children, the giving by curntely the spirit of all that Jesus I lovers to loved ones, the innumer- had snid nnd exemplified in His life j able acts of graciousness and self- nnd death. Nor could any words ex- [ sacrifice in whicli men and women find supreme satisfaction, bear witness to the testimony of Jesus. In the ancient Christian Church there were many who were well to do. Especially in the Roman provinces where they were engaged in trade. But there were many who were poor, especially at Jerusalem. So Paul encouraged the art and blessedness of giving. Read II Corinthians 8 and 9 and many other passages that tell of giving in spirit and action. press more pointedly the challenge of Jesus and His teaching to the ideas and actions of what He called "the world." Self-interest, enlightened or unenlightened. Is so much a dominating principle thnt economists have taken it for granted. The businessman in his personal life, ideals and action may be motivated by something higher than self-interest. But the great structure of Industry and business rests so much upon the profit motive that if It wore not for profits there would be no business at all. Getting and receiving is such a normal process of life nnr) is so natural to happiness and welfare that we might well ask whether Jesus was right In .declaring that It is more blessed to Rive than to receive. We may ask but there is only one answer. And the answer U found not only in some spiritual blessedness that compensates for the giving or renunciation of some material possession or treasured thing. Jesus offered men rest. "Come unto me ... and I will give you rest." t Yrt rest IK the onr thing that] POME In Which Piscatorial Enthusiasts Are Urged Not To Hesitate But, Rather, To Obey That Impulse: If the spring brings thoughts of fishing — Well, go to it! Quit your wishing. — Atlanta Journal. WE NOTED a Headline over some benuty advice column which told the Indies that their hands are where the first outward sign of ad- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Simple Play Is Way to Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The shortest road home Is the best in bridge as in anything else. Look for a simple plan to make your contract, and beware of complications. When today's hand was actually played, South tried to make his NORTH (D) S A J 9 8 3 V A.1Q65 * AK + AQJ WEST EAST A 72 4.KQ105 VK32 VJ987 #109873 4652 + 542 + K 6 SOUTH * A64 North 1 V 2N.T. Pass 4QJ4 4109873 North-South vul. East South Wot Pass 1 N.T. Pass Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 ID :ontract by "general direction " re won the first trick in dummy with the king of diamonds and returned a low heart towards his queen. What was South's plan for the hand? Nobody will ever know, yanclng age appear. Maybe so, but | bul tt Wftsn ' t a good !dca that's not where they wear girdles. — Talladega (Ala.) Daily News. West won with the king of hearts, noting the fact that his partner had played the nine. West thoic- fore returned n heart, and du'n- -•" • ••-•- -•••> >-».'r. * lull: icuiilirjll 11 (lean, and UUMI- men, rich, poor, old, young, licit or I Read Courier Newi Classified Ads. I my's flnetst of tht tea lott to ast's jack. East switched suits ice more, this time to the king of ades. Now South's position was pretty ipeless. Whether he took the ade trick or not, he was in a peless muddle. South actually refused the trick, hereupon East switched back to .rts. No matter what declarer d the defenders were bound to get at least three hearts, a spade, and a club. The game contract Is easily made if South merely pla'ns his plays carefully at the beginning. After winning the first trick with the king of diamonds, declarer must cash the ace of diamonds, and continue with the ace asd queen of clubs. East takes the king of clubs and returns the king of spades, thus forcing out South's ace Now declarer can cash the queen of diamonds to discard dummy's Jack of clubs. This enables him to stay in his own hand and take the rest of the clubs. Hence South can surely win four clubs, three diamonds, one spade, and one heart. bombastic man-about-town In Paramount's western satire, "Red Garters," and confessing: "I didn't know exactly how to play the character at first. Then I got an inspiration. I'm playing him Just like a Texas millionaire." A movie producer with a heavy I 3-D picture schedule heard that Christine Jorgenson had flopped in his-her personal appearances In Los Angeles. "Oh, well," he said, "flattie iren't doing business anywhere.' Gossip "Hurts" Lamas Fernando Lamas is wincing ove rumors that his romances — firs Lana Turner and now Arlene Dahl his "Sangaree" co-star—were in spired as "career insurance" and that he will go back to his ex-wife after he's loaded up on Hollywooc gold. Pointing out that he was signed by MGM and worked in three films before he even met Lana, the Latin lover is snapping: "My mother was the only worn in who ever helped my career. Because of her I'm alive. Lamas and his wife were divorced a year ago and he insists "there will never be a reconcilia- :ion.'.' The rumors, he says, are wfair and "I'm deeply hurt to think people would talk about me ike this." .Hurt Lancaster's recent surgery explains why he's ducking action roles. It will be a long time be- ore Burt can leap around again, as he did in "South Sea Woman,' lis last action flicker . . . Gene Velson is working out on Ice for he first time in years, just in ase that big-screen ice film he's teen offered comes through, trlkes me that Gene, with Jane >owell on his mind, has been skat ng on thin ice for quite a few months. Now It can be told: Ann Eothern fdn't bother to drop In at that ight club and hear her ex, Bob terling, duet with his new wife, Anne Jeffreys. Bob was disappoint- d that Anne wouldn't let, their laugrter, Tricia. see him in action m a. night-club floor. New leaf dept.: Sonny Tufts' :gular night-club order now: Cofee. WE ONCE KNEW a fellow who ould put a letter in a mailbox without flapping the lid two or hree times, but we've lost track of Im over the years. — Asheville Citizen.. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mr and Mrs. Prank Whitworth pent the weekend at Martin Creek. Sen Smith and Bill Morse will Brve on the staff at the Council amp at Crowley Hidge whicn op- ns June 12 and continues two weeks ith 100 boys a week expected to at- nd. Johnnie Halsell, son of Mr. and irs. J. E. Halsell, was recently com- limented with a birthday party In onor of his fourth, anniversary. '© ire* What the international poker) game needs is a good stiff ante, | says old man Hobbs. It cost*' the Russians nothing to draw cards while they sit back and watch all the other boss cut etn*> annthar'e Ihrnatfi. Daily Doubles Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL i and feather 4 snd dogs 8 Beck and 12 Exist 13 Toward the sheltered side 14 Musical instrument 15 and take 16 Sorcery J8 Ore refinery VERTICAL 1 Strikes lightly 2 Calla lily 3 Remembering well 4 Throws 5 Century plant 6 Dread 7- the pace 8 Paint 9 Cain and 25 Browns 10 Theater box 26 Perfect 11 Dregs 17 Satiric capital 22 Scent 24 Girl's name plant 23 Is fond 24 City in 27 Hard balls 28 Norse god 29 Finest 31 Whirls 41 Wood or iron support 42 Italian river 43—-and tear 44 Land meaeure 40 Always 33 Entertainment 47 Chair 38 Mock 48 Free and 26 Wash and"- Pennsylvania 40 Sets at liberty 50 Small drink 27 Comedian Hope 30 and thundered 32 Harangue 34 Encroach 35 Habitat plant adjustment 36 Direction (ab.) 37 Moms and 39 Outlet 40 Rank and 41 Young animal 42 Cognizant 45 Set free 49 Receding 51 Meadow 52 Nostril 53 Notion 54 Spanish article 55 Metal-bearing rocks 56 Impudent 67 Pifpta e i nl d imal ring i iz if 19 ;H iii M % 1J W u 55 Z & n 5 11 It rf n w H li !t> m ^ n 5 m u, m $0 Si % & tt m m. » « 7 m Z3 a s m * D 20 m i 8 If m jj s 1 a M w ~i 10 ffl 17 II a w t

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