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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 21,195« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» OOURIZB NEWS OO. H. W. HAI.NM, PubllShw •ARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publlshw PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sok National Advertising Representative*: . Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the port- at BlytheTille, Arkansas, under act of Con- Irene, October », M17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 30c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. $6.50 per jear. tt.50 for six months. J2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 115.60 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And they said, Arise, that we may jo up ifainst them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, H Is very food: and are ye still? be not slothful to jo, and to enter to possess the land. — Judges 18:9. The individual and the race are always moving; and as we drift into new latitudes new lights open in the heavens more immediately over us. — E. H- Chapin, BARBS Man'i energy » worth a cent an hour, says a Kientkrt. In the spring most people are broke. 3f. * * When this year's circus reaches Washington there'll be more clowns than ever in the nation's Capital. * ¥ * In Michigan R man learned (hat stealing one UK, can te*d to a life sentence. The gal married him. * * # ' Anyone who drives over the speed limit is mighty smart to watch out for the other crazy driver*. * * * < Who do people think they're kidding when they bury the hatchet, but keep the hammer out? This Time It's Different From time to time you hear speculation that northern Democrats might be willing to accept a candidate like New York's Governor Harriman at the Chicago convention, thus risking open revolt by the party's southern wing. Those who argue this way often point to Mr. Harry Truman's lfl'18 presi- gidential victory. He won despite the double handicap of a Dixieeral defection that cost 39 electoral votes in four states, and the loss of New York's 47 voles as a result of the 500,000 total polled by Henry Wallace's Progressive party. The implication is that any 1956 Democratic nominee might do the same. But there are a number of reasons why this thinking may not win many friends among top Democratic strategists. It involves tremendous risks. To bring off a truimph, Mr. Truman had to win nearly all the other big states aside from New York—Illinois by 33,000 California by 18,000, Ohio by 7,000 and Massachusetts comfortably. In addition, he had to break into the midwest fiym belt and take Iowa and Wisconsin, generally rated Republican. And he had to hang onto the rest of the southern, western and mirlwestern states which had been falling to the Democrats since Franklin D. Roosevelt's heyday in 1036. The year 1956 is another story. Though Thomas E. Dewey was believed strong in 10-18, most Democratic strategists would say that President Eisenhower is a much tougher opponent. They have no \Vallace to worry over in New York. But few of thejii would glibly iMumt they wn t*)i« ttt« big state* af«in«t Ik«. They might out in, but th* gamble i« rwl. If th« f«rm revolt should go big-, they might pick off Iowa and Wisconsin as Mr. Truman did. But the total is just 22 electoral votes. Outside the South there are 11 states with 68 electoral votes which the Democrats won continuously from 1936 through 1948—Rhode Island, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. In 1952 Mr. Eisenhower won them all. Even if we assume a Democrat, northern style, could regain every one, that still leaves him a long way from the necessary 266 electoral votes for presidential victory. Go now to the South. The states Mr. Truman lost now have 37 votes instead of 39. But a revolt this time very likely would be bigger, since the segregation issue is far more heated than the general civil rights debate in 1948. Conservatively, one could say it probably would involve at least two more states—maybe Georgia and Arkansas with 20 voles combined. Fourteen solid and nol-so-solid southern states have 146 electoral votes which normally fall Democratic, (f 57 from Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina were to split off, the maximum would be down to 89. Should the revolt be broader, that score would go down. Add the 89 to the 68 "usual" northern votes Mr. Truman got but Ike swept for the GOP, and loss in the 22 from Iowa and Wisconsin. That's 179, or 87 short of the 266 majority. The rest would have to be picked up in the big stales and other spots where Republicans usually or very often truimph. And this figuring assumes the Democrats would get all four of the southern stales Ike picked off: Florida, Texas, Virginia and Tennnessee. What really won the 1.94? election for Mr. Truman was his nearly complete sweep of the big stales. But the detailed votes show many of those were close. It is unlikely any Demcorat paid to calculate successful election strategy is blithely considering "letting the South go" on the chance Mr. Eisenhower can be similarly bumped this time in the great northern industrial stales. . Politicians by nature play it as safe as they can. And they don't give anything away lo Ihe opposition unless they are compelled to. v/IEWS OF OTHERS Memorabilia Newspapers obituaries hnve n way of sounding all alike, a.s if the writer had a form and had Just filled In the blank spaces. Only now and then, when some celebrity, such a* Henry Men- cken, dies are the obituaries really worth reading unless you actually knew the person. I have long since forgotton the name of a. man whose obituary appeared years ago in the StanJy, N. "*., News and Press, But I remember it was a good one, for it related that he owned the best pair of mules in the county.—Elkin (N. C.) Tribune. SO THEY SAY To be beautiful you have to be truthful. You also have to keep your hair nice, your skin nice and all those drendy things. But you learn that by the age of two. You don't have to tell a woman that, I hope. — Deborah Kerr, movie actress. if, * * I don't agree with the (Southern^ manifesto (on segregation). I did not sign it. I believe it' could result in chaos for the South. I don't see how we can secede from the Supreme Court. — Sen. Eotes Kefauver (D-Tenni. Hal Boyle's Column Achieving Prison Camp Dream Has Cost This Ex-Pow Added Weight By HAL BOYLE I NE WYORK \ft— The dreams ofi war prisoners are haunting things.i Because they can do little but! dream and wait, their dreams have an intensity beyond the dreams of ordinary people. They dream of love, and money, and power, and food—but mostly food. Many prisoners ol war, when j their nightmare ordeal is over andi they return to peacetime living, forget the dreams they once found refuge in. But not Gil Bloom, who for 15 months ns a prisoner of the Germans dreamed constantly of— But let's tell his story from the beginning. Gil, ft Jail, powerfully built private from South Orange, N. J , Joined the U. S. Rangers shortly •fter the abortive raid on Dieppe. He himself fought ftt Gnfsn in TUnlslt, Gela In Sicily, Salerno •M CftMlno in «**- J A few days after the Anzio landing he was with spearheading elements of Rangers when his entire outiil was trapped and captured by a larger German force after seven murderous hours, ol battle. He and 126 other Hungers, huddled so closely together in a single cattle car that they had to sleep .standing up, rode for seven days and six nights before reaching Germany. In that time they were given only R single meal. Pfc. Bloom began l.o dream—of iood. Constantly hungry in dreary months that followed in n prison camp near Danzig. IIP found his dreams came down to a single, vision. "Day and night I dreamed ofi nothing but stenks. The biggest, juiciest steaks a man could think! of. And mountains of snowy ice cream." he said. "And I made upj my mind tfctt If I tvw got out) alive. I'd spend the rest of my life surrounded by steaks and ice cream." To escape the onrushing Russians, his captors started Gil and the other prisoners on R march across Germany In mid-January of 1945. They walked 700 miles before American troops liberated them in April. "We had to scavenge what we could from the countryside," he recalled. "There were no meals. We started with 800 men, and there were only 350 to 400 left when we were freed. The rest had drnpped out." Gil's weight had dropped from about 175 pounds to 98 pounds. He fainted In Uie chowllne watting for his first real meal nnd spent weeks in a hospital. "\Vhen I came home food was a passion w ith me," he said. "1 couldn't get enough of It." , IU wwA bftot into hi* oM bw-j 'You Have My Assurance I Won't Run Away Either" Peter Idson't Washington Column — Kefauver s Platform Includes Almost Eveiy Existing Issue By PKTER EDSUN NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) What does Estes Kefauver stand for? What would his policies be If by some miracle the tall Tenessee senator should be able to beat the pros, cop the nomination and be elected president? Kefauver Is best known for his 'eleviseci antlcrime hearings of a few years ngo. his juvenile delinquency investigation that grew out- of that ,and his stopping- of the Dixon-Yates private power deal In the Tennessee Valley. But he has ideas on almost every other Issue extant. And It is these ideas which he is now Irving to sell the country to convince the voters he's the man for the job. "I will strive in the future, as I have In the past, to advance the forward-looking, progressive traditions of the Democratic party which characterized the admin-' Islratlons of Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Kevnuvers (arm policy, outlined nl Sigourney. In.. Feb. 27. has been generally misinterpreted as advocacy of 100 per cent parity support prices for all crops. What he really said was: "I intend to propose that we 75 Yean Ago In BlythcYtlle Charles S. Lemons is slightly improved after having been removed from his home to Blytheville Hospital for treatment yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Carl Marshall has returned from Little Rock where she has spent the past two weeks visiting. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer and son Jnck attended the Garden Oluu Pilgrimage in Holly Springs, Miss. Su,nday. Mrs. William Young, Mrs. G. W- Dillnhiinty and Mrs. James B. Clark hnve returned from Little Rock where they attended a meeting of the Arkansas Presbytcrml. have 100 per cent price supports from those farms showing a gross revenue or' $7,000 or less; 90 per cent on income between $7,000 and 520,000; 75 per cent up to $50,000. This graduativp will give the major benefit to the family-type fanner instead of the big ones. As a supplement, Kcfnuver pro poses ii food stamp plan. "It would work, says Kefauver, "because it has worked". His plan would make food stamps, issued through state relief agencies, redeemable for surplus foods at regular stores participating in the plan. He says about 18 million low-income families would belief it. Kefauvors hibor policy was outlined at Duluth, Minn., March 15. In Congress, Kefauver v o t e.d against the Tnft-Hnrlley law. "I think we are faced with the necessity of rewriting this Tai'l-Hnrt- ley Act. lie says now. He means repealing it. "Two-thirds of Uie nations workers still lack union protection, he says. "The state 'Right-to-Wovk' laws, permissible under Tall-Hartley, breed strife and confusion. They ought to go. Keftuiver favors raising minimum wage from SI to $1.25 nn hour and taking in the 45 per cent of the workers not covered by it now. He is coauthor, with Rep. James Roosevelt ID-Calif) of Social Security law amendments that would greatly broaden its coverage and benefits. Kefauver favors public power development. In a speech before the REA Coop at Pipestone, Minn., Feb. 18, he said: "I believe that federal, local, public and cooperative electric systems are indispensable yardsticks, supplying the competitive element in an otherwise wholly monopolistic industry. Senator Kefauver opposes most of the extreme measures of the internal security program. He outlined his views in a talk before Unftarian Laymens .League, In Washington. Jan. 5. "I am one of those who is worried about the concept of guilt by association and the use of the confidential informant, he said. "Unless we are prepared to accept » different way of life, this erosion of basic American rights must cease. Kei'auver refused to sign the recent manifesto of 100 southern congressmen, calling for legal opposition to the Supreme Court decision declaring public school segregation unconstitutional. Enktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON S'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEAl— Guys and Dolls: Baby LeRoy, who once staged a famous feud on the screen with the late W. C. Fields, will be a papa an June. His real name is Ronald Overaker. , . "Moulin Rouge," the Jose Ferrer movie hit of a few seasons ago, is headed lor two showings on NBC- TV if all the legal angles can be untied. . . . Tyrone Power is one of the money boys behind a new telefilm series, "Diplomatic Mission." Dale Robertson *ntl Mary Murphy have set the wedding date —June 8 in Oklahoma City. His divorce ic final in May. . . . Bob Crosby has the inside track on Jack Webb's new telefilm series, "Pet* Kelly's Blues." Webb will produce and direct but not appear In the stanims. Start packing those box lunches — the movie "War and Peace" will run three hours and 45 minutes, . . . Rita Hayworth is balking at the idea of sharing the spotlight with Kim Novak in the film version of "Pal Joey." There may be more legal fireworks between the star and Columbia if she declines the role. The Late Fred Allen Js still getting laughs — in the opening nai«- ration he recorded for "The Solid Gold Cadillac," now on tour with Billie Burke. Laughs through tears. . . . One of Prince Rainier'a schoolmates, when he was a teenage student .in London, was Tony Hartley, husband of Deborah Kerr. One way of keeping the censors happy: Six different versions of a 'ove scene between Dori-: Day and Loui* Jourdan were filmed for 'Julie." Reason for the ticklish i*»aHon: Doris* filmy nrrrllR'ee. r "'« bine pencil boys will view all of the versions to decide on an icceptable one. Rodeo champ Cnsey Tibbs will he scveentested at Paramount. . Mark Stevens' telefilm compa ny will do a TV version of "The Mvsterious Traveler," former Mutual Radio chiller diller. It's Forma t-Chan(dnfr time in TV for next season hut Jackie G lea son's keeoing "The Honeymooners" as is, . . . RKO will asain re-issue "Kins: Kong," which made more money when re-re- lea^ed several vears "^o than on • Is first time out in 1932. "Our Miss Rrooks" is on thin Ice. The Eve Arden show's return to home screens in the fall Is re- feri fn he "fl ou **-*f ill." r*ne of She's been working In N'ew York television since she made her film debut last year. . . . Hollywood vs. television note: CBS offered Allan Jackson, Paramount'* eastern story editor, a video job. When informed of the offer, Paramount doubled his salary. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Ronald Reagan, about his role as goodwill ambassador for Gener?; Electric: "My kind of an association with P. biff, business firm not only adds half or better to the economic value of my name but protects me from Hollywood's suicidal fluctuations, fads and whims." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Lead Bad at Slam ffrltte nfor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOB! " When in doubt, lead trumps," West murmured to himself at the beginning of today's hand. This may have been good advice in the days of whist, but the rule has no place in contract bridge. It is particularly foolish to lead trumps against a slam contract. The trump lead was welcomed by Alvin Landy, executive manager of the American Contract Bridge League, during the recent tournament for the Harold S. Vanderbilt Trophy. Landy, an expert as well as a tournament WEST A94 VK962 »942 A A 8 3 2 NORTH A J8 V 8 7 5 • K765 47654 EAST M South 2* 3* VQJ1043 4 Q 10 8 3 4QJ9 * SOUTH (D) AAKQ107653 * A * AJ AK 10 Neither side vul. West Xorth East Pass 2 NT. Pass 4 * P;iss Pa5s Opening lead—A 4 Pass Pass Pass manager, proceeded to run off the I rest of the trumps to see what he ! couid find out. I It would have been safe for East to discard all of his hearts and one diamond. He might have the reasons: Its rathur of 24 com- nared to W fir "Uf« of Rl!e, nefwork. hist been been able to come to this conclusion if West had opened the alf hour" on' "another deuce ° r hearts. With no informa- Filer, hy the way, has t!on at a11 to » uide him - Eagfc renewed for another foundered and sank. At a fairly er.rly stage he discarded the nine and then the jack of clubs. Landy saw East's distress and En^lnnd's Mn.riKn M o n r o e. blonde Diina nn-c. ic i^pded for U.S. screens in "The Corporal was a Blonde." Sunday Sclwol Lesson— HIA ScrrlM WrtMen ft* iness as an electrical contractor. Bui Gil couldn't get that wartime dream out of his head. He wanted to be surrounded by steaks. Today he is. Gil took his capital nnri, teaming up with a Greenwich Village .restaurateur lamed Johnny Johnston, opened a steak and chop house called "The Charcoal Room" at 45th St. and 2nd Ave.. not far from the United Nations. The place boomed from the start. One gimmick that helped: Patrons were allowed to don n chef's cap and cook their own steaks, "People like to show off n little." explained Gil tolerantly. Now that his dream has come true Gil Is ns cheerful as a child with a new tricycle. By WILLIAM E. GILROV, D. D. A generation or so ago one often used to hear a distinction mude between churchianity and Christianity. It is a distinction that one seldom, if ever hears made today. The reason, I think, is probably that churches in general have approached more nearly to the Christian ideal. Sects and sectionalism are less emphasized, I write as a Protestant concerning Protestantism, without refcrenc-e to Roman Catholic or Gi'crk Orthodox churches, which make their special claim to authority. In the wide range of Protestantism the so-called "ecumenical" movement, effective in the organization of National and World Councils, has done much to ease, or obliterate, harsh boundary lines in emphasizing a common source and elements of a common faith. Denominational labels are of less sig-, nificance; Methodists. Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Anglicans ! and Episcopalians are emphasizing j to the world that they are Chris-] tians first of all. As such, they are finding new meanings and areas of Christian fellowship. That is all as it ousht to be. But T think there is still the need of a distinction between churchfanity and Christianity. In the wide range that ecumenicity is a matter of the spirit rather than of organizational unity in which essential convictions are compromised. I cite these instances of the way in which religions and institutions become diverted from their founders: but they are of minor importance in comparison with the ques- I lion whether churches and institutions professedly Christian actually express and embody the spirit and teaching of Jesus as revealed in the New Testament. | Churches need testing against the ; basic essential truths that they pro; fess. There is a very real sense in which Churchianity may not be [ Christianity: and there is a possible actual discrepancy in the fact that church membership is not always the accompaniment, or evidence, of Christian life and character. Individuals, as well as churches, need to check themselves against the life and teaching of the Master they profess to follow. Let's keen the "cameras rollinc: note: Whistles of nnssintr trains keot interfering with Anthony n i?'nn's dialog, nn a locnfion for "The Lonelv Gunman." Finally they gave Ouinn nn added line to read: "Those train whistles make me nervous—I'm going to get out of this town." C*ry Grant will star as Charles Rolls in an English movie about the great automobile empire of Rolls-Roycr. . . . There are now £.643.966 TV set* '*i Fnrr]pnH. They're .<elHn«r a* 100.000 a month since the advent of commercial correctly interpreted the club discards. He led the king of clubs from his hand, forcing out the ace and picking up the queen at the same time. The ten of clubs was then uood for his twelfth trick. . Q — The bidding has been; North E^st South West 1 Heart 2 Clubs 2 Dl'a- Pass monds 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: Soades A-7-3: Hearts Q-6-2; Diamonds A-K-J-8-3; Clubs 4 What do you do? of religious movements one may .! observe a tendency for movements "I like to see people happy, and to become much diverted from the Ihoy're never happier than when they're eating," he said. "There's only one road to happiness — hrough the stomach. I found that out." Gil admires a good trencherman and says heavyweight champion ilocky Marciano is the best he mows. "T can go two rounds able with him and Hints about nil." he admitted. "Rocky can put down a four-pound steak and then call for lamb chops. But I got illrd up on n two-pound steak plus i diMi of itf cream co\cred with Thocolnte syrup and whipped creiun." . . . But achieving a dream always carries with It K penalty. Gil, surrounded by steaks and ce err'.m. nriw v.eiqh.-, ;»tft pounds — and is considering going on fl LITTLi LIZ principles and convictions with which they begnn. A group that began in a saint devoted to poverty may become a rich and powerful organization. Such a development is not altogether untypical. As one, of Methodist upbringing I would not say that world Methodism has departed from the spirit and principles of John Wesley, but! its power and strength are a wide; development from the small "class-j es" with their "lenders" (of which! T wrote recently!, and with the iti-j ncranl preaching of early eMthod- i Ism. i In my own Congregational Christian fellowship a split has occurred, and a substantial group has withdrawn, over the. contention that a proposed church merger violates both the letter ;».nd spiv.t ol liiMonc Congregationalism. The dissident i group claim* to be u ecumenically I Why is It so much easier to pick up an argument thon to droo it? . *NIA« free Wheeling ANDARKO. Okla fff>, — Newt. Spracllin is going to think twice before making more rash propositions. , • . The Rev. Ward H. N. Gregg went Into Spradlln'a store to buy a bicycle and the proprietor told him "ifj you can ride the bicycle out of here; 1 on en n have it," ' Gregg mounted the two-wheeler, imd rod* off. ' Morton Rrando's sister, Jocelyn.' !F resuming her m°vie career In "Nightfall," starring Aldo Ray. i was broken into. Futile Lockup DUNCAN, Okla. tfi—Cecil Blake has decided to leave his car doors unlocked from now on. He reported he had locked his car only twice in the long time he has been driving- — and both times it President's Wife Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 President's wife, Caroline Lavinia Harrison 6 She was the wife of Benjamin Harrison 11 She had a brilliant ' 13 Cylindrical 14 Full apology ISPuruser 16 Legal point 17 Scottish river 19 Sea eagle 20 Click-beetles 24 Forgive 27 Eagle's nest 31 Retired for night 32 Confusion 33 Utmost extent 35 Seed covering 36 Siouan Indians 37 Versifier 40 Notched, like a saw 42 Mimic 45 Ever (poet.) 46 College cheer 49 Keep 52 All 55 Illustrator 56 Tradesman 57 Begin 58 Tire part DOWK 1 Cicatrix 2 Arrived ! Mineral rockt 4 Number i Scatter, n hay 6 Charge (or Mtviw 7 War god 8 Interpret 9 One who (suffix) 10 Gull-like bird 12 Fortification 13 Large plant 18 Summer (Fr.) 20 Whirlpools 21 Behold! 29Flae 22 Short-napped 30 Measures of fabric cloth 23 Legislative body 24 Beautiful (comb, form) 25 Death notice 26 Nautilus' skipper 28 Uncommon (ab.) 34 African fly (var.) 37 Priority (prefix) 38 Equipped a boat with paddles 39 And (Fr.) 41 Lease 12 Brazilian macaws 43 Saucy 44 Feminine appellation 46 Irritate (coll.) 47 Range 48 Drove 50 Ventilate 51 Devotee 53 Seine 54 Pitch 10

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