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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1MB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER N«W« CO. H. W HAINES, Publish* HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. AMisUnl Pabllslw PAUL D HUMAN, Ad«rttlln( atanafer "s5e National"AdTertistng RepresentatlTw: Wallace Witmer Co.. New Tort. Chicago, Detroit. AtlanU, Memphto. ^ Entered a* second claw matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansai, under »c» of Contress, October ». HIT Member of The Asaoclated Pres» "~ SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier In the city of Blyhevllle or any wburban town where carrier service ii maintained. 25c per week. Bj mail, within a radius of 50 mllea. M.SO per year »3 50 for sii months. 13.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance MEDITATIONS for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.—II Chron. M:33. » * * Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and, far from commanding it. we are forecd to obey it.—Rousseau. BARBS Being good at something usually pajrl off. but we know of nobody who ever got rich being a good loser. ¥ ¥ ¥ Folks who always manage to keep busy seem to have the least bad luck. * * * A baking company in the South had a bad lire. The easiest way to get burnt toast. * * * Now It the time when It pay« »o hare an old car. They're the one« seldom ruined In a skidding smashup. ¥ ¥ ¥ A husband may be an asset to his wife and , also might represent a great lie ability. A World Honors List Author John Steinbeck has come up with an interesting idea. He believes the world ought to establish a kind of Honors List to which men and women of real distinction in all fields of endeavor could be named. As Steinbeck observes in an article in the Saturday Review, people naturally crave recognition for their labors. But in this complex time the path to it is confused. In America, the award that most sets a man apart from others is a military one —the Congressional Medal of Honor. On the world level, only the Nobel prizes reward the higest achievements in science, art and literature. But these awards honor too few, leaving unrecognized hundreds of individuals the world over who have made a significant mark upon the life of this age. These people would seem to be entitled to enter a new sort of nobility— founded not upon blood or wealth but upon the pre-emnincnt distinction, service to mankind. Here's what Steinbeck proposes: "That men or women who have contributed to the general welfare be ennobled for the duration of their lives. "Men like Dr. Einstein, Dr. Salk, Gen. George C. Marshall, perhaps Bernard Baruch—perhaps a poet or a painter whose work had leaped national boundaries, an engineer whose building had brought water to deserts, a biochemist who has won a war against the virus enemy—these are the men 1 would ennoble, not only as a reward for service rendered, but as a goal for others to shoot at, as an enticement to effort for the world's good." Steinbeck suggests that a yearly Honors List might be submitted to the U.N. General Assembly, where a unanimous vote would be required to elevate a candidate to the society of distinguished world citizens. He would invest the members of this honor group with a species of true world citizenship, freeing them and their belongings of all travel restrictions, im, migration requirements, and the jike. The practicality of this notion in this century of suspicion may be open to • question. There can be little quarrel with Steinbeck's fundamental thought. Anyone worth his salt in this world wants and deserves recognition. How a "Society of Distinguished Men" should be organized is not important. What is vita] is that the servants of mankind enjoy fitting reward for their work while they are alive to appreciate it. Too much recognition is saved for obituaries, tombstones, and the history" books. Communications Interrupted Complaints are arising In some quor- ttrs that President Eisenhower h»» been inaccessible to the press for several months. Reporters understand the facts of his illness, but they feel nevertheless that the country ought to be getting a fuller picture of his current role in government. Certain conflicts exist between things the President has said in the past and some of his top officials have said or are saying. The Dixon-Yates matter involves one such difference. Newsmen are puzzled as to where the truth lies. It seems fairly clear, however, that Mr. Eisenhower is not likely to resume regular press conferences in the 'near future. They are always a strain, and on occasion can be downright gruelling. At this stage of his recovery they would not be good medicine. Some have suggested the device of submiting written questions for his consideration. Possibly the answer lies in this direction, though if this method is employed it ought to be stressed on both sides that it is temporary. There is no real substitute for open-handed, face- to-face meeting with the President, and nothing should be permitted to interfere permanently with that valued means of providing the public with information. VIEWS OF OTHERS Maturity in Democracy In the great debates over self-determination, and self-government, the political maturity of nation* is often questioned. Some recent event* •hed light on what is meant by political maturity. In the United States, a President is stricken with a heart attack, and the Government he s«t • up functions smoothly while he Tight* lor hia life. On his recovery, he makes his headquarters in a post office building, which in federal property, in the town where he has his farm. He meet* with the National Security Council and the Cabinet In a mountain rtcreat to which the highest men in his administration fly by helicopter. Everyone Eccomodates himself to the Presidents' convale- acene. In the great sister Republic of Brail, president Joao Cafe Filho was also stricken with a mild heart attack. He turned the government over to the vice president. The Army backed by the Chamber of Depuitles removed the acting president, on a charge that he conspired to seize the office. But Chamber of Deputies removed the acting president. The Army backed by the Chamber of Deputies removed the acting president, on a charge that he conspired to sele the office. But when President Cafe announced he was well and he was ready to resume the office, the Chamber of Deputies declared him unfit and the Army surrounded his house, making, him virtually a prisoner. • There could hardly be any more dramatic demonstration of the difference In political maturity between two great nations. President Eisenhower's illness even stilled the voice of the opposition and brought sympathetic pledges of loyal support. From his own administration and party, there was the greatest concern lest anything he said or done that might In any way retard his recovery- President Cafe's Illness set on foot a struggle for power that nullified the constitutional succession and even refused him his rightful office when he claimed it. Democrary without political maturity 15 a farce.—Tallahassee Democrat. But Not En-Riched There is a vast difference in living and existing, even though the latter may be productive of monetary wealth. Take, for instance, the case of the English man who was accused of tax evasion when it was learned he had accumulated $16,800 although he never made more than $56 a week. He gave this explanation; He never nte candy, even when he was young; he never smoked; he never drank; he never went out with women; he shaved with his brother's mor blades; he charged his grandmother 12 per cent interest when she borrowed money; he worked a nlRhtshift and borrowed his father's shoes, while he Was sleeping to save shoeleather; he went 13 years without buying a new suit; he never bought a flower; he has seen only one movie In his entire life; he eats everything on the table whether he wants it or r*oi; he patches everything .including his underwear; and he never take a holiday trip that costs more than 55 cents. Some of the suggestions offered have merit, such as those on smoking and drinking, but on the whole they imply a most miserly life. But, if you want to b* rich—yet not enriched —you can follow the Briton's advice. As lor us, we prefer living to exlillng. —Bristol Herald Courier SO THEY SAY We can make Integration work best by proving that our Interests and activities are broader than the confines of our own segregated livw, or of the Institutions we represent. — Dr. Alonzo O. Moron, president of Hampton Institute. ¥ * * The only camp India would like to be In U the camp of peace, and the only alliance she teelu Is an alliance based on good wlllj— Jawaharlal Nehru, Indla'f premier. If former (Minn.) Governor stassen In .« anxloui to debate our farm policy, I will be more than happy to take him on any time, any place— and I will rent the hall.— Sen. Hubert Humphrey D,, Minn.) Out of This World Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Virginia Action Seen as Key To School Segregation Issue By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The eyes of the nation and the world will be focused on Virginia for the next four or five months. At stake is the issue: Can a state evade integration of white and colored pupils and teachers in the public schools of localities that wish to continue "separate but equal" segregated systems of education? What happens In Virginia will have great .influence on what happens in the rest of the South. It will have a bearing on present plans for greater Federal aid to all public schools. It is therefore necessary to understand what the Virginia fight is all about., It begins, of course, with the U. 8. Supreme Court decision of May, 1954, declaring segregated public schools unconstitutional. Three months later Virginia's Qov. Thomas B. Stanley named a 32-member commission to study this matter. Headed by State Sen. Garland Gray, the commission met for U months. The so-called Gray Report, which It issiied on Nov. 12, was approved by the Virginia House, 93 to 5, and by the Senate, 39 to 1. This Indicates General Assembly sentiment. It was signed into law by Governor Stanley Dec. 3. Its main provision is the public referendum set for Jan. 9. What| Virginia voters will decide Is whether to call a limited constitutional convention to repeal Section 141. The section provides that no state funds shall be paid for tuition or other expenses of students in private schools. It is a fairly simple issue in Itself. But it Is only the beginning of a legal daisy chain of many links and kinks. If the voters turn down the constitutional convention, the Ge- eral Assembly will have to start all over again. But if the voters approve the Convention—which now seems likely, though it may be dose—it will start this chain reaction : The General Assembly (state legislature) meets in regular session Jan. 11. Its first task will be to pass a law setting the date and the methods by which delegates to the convention shall be chosen. If the delegates can be named by, say, Feb. 15, the convention miRht complete its w o r k by March 1. It would then be up to the General Assembly to pass a dozen laws recommended by the Gray report. They would greatly alter the Virginia public school system. In those areas that voted tor them in local option elections, publicly supported but private, segregated elementary and high schools would be set up.' Here, in Sunday School Lesson— Written for HBA Bern** By WILLIAM E. OILROY, D. D. During the first six months o! this year many scholars in church schools will be studying lessons from the Gospel according to Saint Luke. It is a good time for readers of the Bible at home and elsewhere to concentrate on this Oospel. without following any sepciflc topics or titles, the comment In this column is designed to bring this Gospel, the fullest account of the life, ministry. and mission of Jesus, into its richest Interest and its most effective Impact on our daily lives. The Gospl of Luke is, I thinK. the fullest account of the Christian story. However we should lose much If we did not have the other three Gospels. There is St. Matthew's account oi the Christmas story, and his incomparable account, In three wonderful chapters, of the Sermon on tin- Mount. St. Mark has no Christmas story »t all, but enters at, once on Uie ministry of Jesus. His brief Gospel is direct and vivid. Its characteristic word la "straightway." and that's how everything happens. We ihould not have the greatest word on worship ever spoken, if we did not have St. John's Gospel, with the «tory ol the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman; wt-. ihould licit Christ's words about truth »nd freedom; and the Intimate discourses with the Disciples at they neared the final scenes of Calvary and the Resurrection. But, If we could have only one Oospel. I think St. Luke's is the one we should have to choose. In it ia the fullest Christmas story, with the vivid, background setting — the devout expectations of the Messiah •nd the meaning of Christ's comtnfi The full richness of the Oospel ot Ood'i (race Is In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, enforced by the Parable of the Loit Sheep and the Lost piece or Silver and all that tells of th divine purpose of redemption. If we had no other part of the New Testament, we would have had in at. Luke'i Oo»p«l ill that it es- sential in the story of God's quest for man. Luke had some advantages over other Gospel writers. Both his Gospel and the Book of Acts reveal him ns an accomplished writer, highly stilled in narration. "The "we" parts of the Book of Acts suggest that he was a participant, as well as a narrator, in which that happened. He was not among the original j Disciples, nor an, eyewitness of the I events he describes, as he himself ' states in Luke 1:2. But he had access to oil the sources of knowledge concerning Christ's life and ministry both in his contacts with those who had walked with Jesus, observed, and listened; in oral tradition; and in what others had written. It is no wonder that Lake's is the sreatest telling of the story of Jesus. The first essential in studying, or rending, the Gospel of Luke, is to read the entire Gospel through, per- laps more than once. No exact or extensive information about Luke himself is available, but it will help I to consult a Bible dictionary, or the "Helps" in a Bible that has them. I think one's own outline, or plan of study, after careful reading of Ihe Book will fix the events and , teachings firmly In mind in a way that a formal outline Is not likely to do. , « h LITTLl LIZ Men know more thon wcxn«ri obout dogs becous* so mony l«xJ o dog't lift. •MX oversimplified outline, Is what the laws would provide; 1—No child would be required to attend an integrated school. 3— Local school boards would be authorized to assign pupils to particular, segregated schools. 3— School boards could pay for transporting pupils to the assigned schools. 4—Local school boards would be authorized to assign teachers to schools. S—Localities would be authorized to levy local taxes for support of schools, and to receix'e grants from the state for aids to education. 6—Tuition grants would be authorized to prevent enforced inte. gration for those children whose parents object to their attendance at mixed schools. These grants could not exceed the a v • r a g e school cost per pupil In the previous year. 1—The state would be authorized to pay one half of any additional costs which might be Incurred in some areas. Five additional -neasures would provide legal powers for state and local officials to carry out the above program. Opponents of the plan say it is full of flaws and loose ends. They believe It will ultimately be found unconstitutional by the tl. S. Supreme Court. In the meantime, they think It will cause considerable confusion. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Finest* Play Springs Trap By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NjiA Service When today's hand was played In a recent team match, the results at the two tables were very different. One player had a terrible time explaining to his teammaters Jusl how he had managed to go down at tour spades. In the first room everything went j quite normally. East took the ace of diamonds and returned a heart, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Hollywood has six jokers up its sleeve—the four Marx Brothers and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis—in the "This is Our Life" department. MGM's planning fl film biography of the Marx brothers and Producer Hal Wnllis has writers working on "The Martin And Lewis Story." Now it can be told that the movie industry was bitterly opposed to the just-announced television sale of 600 old movies from the RKO studio library. Negotiations took five years, m o 5 11 y because of industry pressure against the sale. Movies on TV. no matter how old, keep people at home instead of ringing box-office bells. Jerry Colonna will be the new emcee on TV's "Super Circus." . . . Mike Todd's "Around the World In 80 Days" arrived at the finish wire in Hollywood—after 75 shooting days . . . Sheree North's groom. Bud Freeman, has definitely taken over as pilot of her career ship. And some people aren't too happy about it. Not In The Script: A talking mynah bird, hired for a Pontiac- sponsored program on a Los Angeles TV station, double- crossed everybody by ignoring; all efforts to make him talk and then ad-libbing: "It's a Fo-o-o-rd " and do-it-yourself crew cut haircut kits." Everyone Is Puzzled about the flop of Libcrace's movie, "Sincerely Yours." One theory is that customers won't pay to see a star they can get on TV for nothing. I'm wondering what would have happened if Smiley had skipped all the piano playing in the film and had played a character home- screen fans can't see for nothing? Liberace In a western, for example, might have been a gimmick his fans would have paid to see. But even this Idea isn't too vafld. Warner Bros, made a mint when Jack Webb starred in a big-screen "Dragnet." But when he stepped out of character and played In "Pete Kelly's Blue's' theater owners sang- the blues. Rosemary Clooney will let hubby Jose Ferrer 0 u i d e her emoting career now that she's pulled out of her Paramount contract . . . There's very little warmth left in the Grace Kelly- Jean Pierre Aumont love storm. It's on the record that the Kelly clan didn't approve of the French star as husband material for Grace. 75 Ytorl Ago In Blythevill* Glynis Johns, the British movie queen who costars with Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester." and her second hubby are calling it a day. Norma Lancaster, who usually goes along with Burt in hla plana, put her foot down about the globetrotting. Not lightly, but emphatically. Out of their >erlons talks came Burt'a agreement to cut down on films that require over. seas backgrounds and t« apend more time in Hollywood. The front-page stuff failed *o blight the Susan Hayward-Donj Barry friendship. It'a itlll very' much on ... Absolute truth about Gloria Vanderbllt's scrarn-out from the cast of "Johnny Concho" waa her clash with the director. It had nothing to do with Frank Sinatra . . . Alice Gobel. the real Alice, Is on the mend after minor surgery that had George biting bla nails. Mark Stevens definite!;* throws in the sponge as an actor after he completes his new batch of "Big Town" stanzas for TV. Not many people believed his plan when he told it to us a year ago The Witnet: Comedian Henny Youngman's private stationery lists as his "enterprises"; "Jet propelled yo-yos, non-electric razors, gas blankets, button shoes, Dick Freeman, a youthful Washing- and concocted a plot to lure declarer into a losing line of play. Dick won the first trick with the ace of diamonds and returned a heart, just. as at the first table. When South continued in the normal way with a small spade to dummy's jack", Freeman dropped the seven of spades instead 01 winning the trick. This card gave South something to think about. It seemed clear that East didn't have the king of spades, and It was quite possible that East had no more spades at all. The only remaining possibility, as South thought,, was that East still had the ten of spades. South decided that his best chance was to return to his own hand with the king of hearts and lead the queen of spades through West's supposed king. This would work beuatifully if East had no more spades. When the queen of spades was led. East was bound to get two trumi tricks, thus defeating the contract. Mr. and Mrs. Fleeman Robinson have gone to Knoxvtlle to spend the Christmas holidays with her father, F. C. Simpson. Miss Martha Lee Hall has arrived from Cape Oirardeau to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrt. A. O. Hall. Eugene Still of Plymouth, N. O. will arrive tonight to join Mrs. Still and Eugene Jr. for Christina* with Mrs. C. S. Steven*. Jerry Cohen came thia morning from Ithaca, N. T. where he i» » student at Cornell University. He it spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Cohen. Korean Crown Is Found SEOUL, Korea (£•)—A gold crown adorned with thousands of gems and other articles from a monarchy which began before the dawn of the Christian era have been unearthed near the southeast port of Pusan. Officials of the National Museum said the articles came from the ancient Syila dynasty, which lasted for 1.000 years. They were found near Kyongju, capital of the Sylla dynasty. Road builders came across them in a burial mound. They also found two pairs ef gold ear rings, a gold bracelet, a gold necklace, a silver bracelet, an iron pot, bronze ware, an iron sword and several pieces of earthenware. Early Bird PORTLAND, Ore. W) — For the 35th straight year, Charles Nebergall has been the first person in Muitnomah County to pay his taxes. ' Nebergall doesn't have to go far from his work to make the payment. Blind, he operates the county courthouse cigar store. His taxes, on his home amounted to J120. AN ONTARIO, Canada, editor received a story from one of hl» reporters about the theft of 2,025 pigs from one farmer. Curious about the large number, he phoned the farm. "Are you farmer whose pigs were stolen?" he asked. "Yeth, I thure am," replied the farmer. The editor thanked him, turned and rewrote the story about the theft of two sows and 25 pigs. — High Point <N. C.) Enterprise. Missing Words Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 A —— on the NORTH It A AJ8 » J95 »73 *AQJ85 WEST EAST *2 A KID 7 3 V10784 VQ832 4J10962 »A84 . <a>9«2 *K4 SOUTH (D) South 2* Past' VAK «KQS 411)73 Both >idti vul. Wot Ntrtb Eait Pass 2 A Pau Pass 4* P«» Pail Openinf lead — • J South winning with the ace. Declarer finessed the jack of spades next, losing to East's king. East now returned another heart, and South won with the king. A trump to the ace revealed the bad break, but now declarer could return the eight of spades and pick up the reit of the trumpa with a finesse of the queen-nine. South still hid to lose the club finesse,.but he made his contract, losing only one trump, one diamond, and one olub. Declarer didn't have quit* no easy a lime at the second table, ton expert, held the East cards DOWN I Football back forward 4 - and Andy \ °P « ati<: sol ° fi Row }2 Exist 13 At the end of your -14 Within (prefix) 15 - — and Madam 18 Placed too high value 18 Japanese musical instrument 20 Eaten away 21 Anger 22 Sea eagles 24 Actress, Turner 26 Walked 27 Sliced 30 Speaker 32 Scold 34 Chain 35WIpei out 38 French island S7 The - test 3> Nuisance 40 Stages of life 41 Indistinct 42 By your 45 Head men 49 Relate SI Short aleep H Dutch painter J] Concerning 3 End 4 Got up 5 Change position 6 Kitchen tool 7 Indian weight 8 Rips 9 Preposition 10 French summers 11 Was borne 17 Fry out fat 19 Angry 23 Clad 24 Places 25 Russian sea 26 Vestige 27 Hinged windowi 28 Indians 29 Try 31 Wild ass 33 Speedy 36 Water surrounded land 40 Fend off 41 Scandinavian) 42 Mary's little 43 Fencing sword 44 Mimics 46 Ireland 47 Unusual 48 Bridge 50 Spanish aunt M Musical •yllable 55 The - of a bad lot M Lemon (Pi.) 17 Oriental coin

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