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PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLB COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NIW8 CO. H. W. HAINBS, Publither A. HAINE6, AaelsUat Publisher . A. FREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»s«r BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, fUNE 12, 1958 Boli N»«on»l AdTertislng Representatives: W.ul« Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphU. mtert ts second claw matter at the post- oKice at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act ol con- grew, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Frew __ — - — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city o( BIytheville or any wburban town where carrier service is mata- .t radius o, 50 miles, ,5.00 per „„ ,2 50 for six months, $1.25 tor three months. Smaii oXide 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advanoi. Meditations Fe»r ?• not therefore, ye »re of more value than m»ny ipwrows- - Matthew 10:31. * * * Man is greater than a world - than systems of worlds; there is more mystery in the union of soul with body than in the creation of a universe. —Henry Giles. Barbs We are moving into the fourth season ol the year when fish don't seem to bite. * » * The aTermie man wears a 1 1/4-size hat — before fcecominr » dad for the first time. * * * If science keeps on, we'll be getting our food in pill form. Okay — if they're only taken between meals. * * * It's a lot more fun sitting back and thinking thlngi owi U you have iccomnlished something; in life. * * * Going around blowing your own horn all the time Indicates you're in a perpetual log. Engineers Can't Save Driver from Carelessness The season of bumper-to-bumpfer vacation motoring is upon us again; and the harassed man behind the wheel is going to have to listen to his annual summer lecture on safe driving. Hearing that today's automobiles have a higher safety factor than ever before, and seeing more and move modern, multi-lane highways coming into being, the poor motorist must be baffled to realize that his problems are no closer to solution. Yet in many ways they are not. Motor accident and fatality rates are still high generally. One obvious reason is that, even with all the new highways, the nation's roads today are vastly overcrowded and getting worse. The driver is lucky whose fenders don't show the effects of this abrasive stream of traffic. It's an old story by now that the highway builders, for lack of money and time, aren't keeping up either with the need for new roads or with the necessity for maintaining the old. Meantime, the motormakers pour millions of new cars onto the existing inadequate network. But fcven where highway engineering is of the finest, as in the New Jersey Turnpike, for instance, there is no assurance that accidents will not be far more numerous than they should. In the first quarter of 1953, this turnpike's accident rate was 66.0 per 100 million miles of travel. As compared with 480.0 for major New Jersey roads in the same period, and with 114.8 on t h e turnpike in the parallel 1952 span, this record is excellent. Still, highway specialists don't look on such a record complacently. For they realize —• and their investigations support this — that human failures are responsible for virtually all the mishaps. And the story is probably much the same on other super-thoroughfares like the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In other words, you really can't hope to engineer complete motoring safety. The nupredictable human element stands in the way. If 50 million drivers have not or will not Ifcarn all the fundamental driving skills, and practice the inconstantly, then accidents in discouraging numbers will go on happening. The unmanageable volume of traffic multiplies many times the accident possibilities, the occasions when any given motorist is exposed to danger. If he cannot remain continuously alert, watching for in front of him, to right and left and to the rear, he is al- most certain to encounter troublt. No car, no highway, no engineer can protest him from this necessity to be the final guardian of his own safety. • Views of Others Sympathetic Spuds We are full ol very sincere sympathy this morning for Mr. Bistrian, whose barn is very full of potatoes. Mr. Bistrian is a potato grower at Amagansett. Long Island, who has so many spuds he doesn't know what to do and Is offerins them free to anyone who will come and cart them away before they sprout. Some thirty-five trucks and station wagons were filled up just the other day by people taking advantage of his offer, but even so they have made hardly a dent In the pile. It seems that Mr. Bistrian was one of some twenty potato growers who guessed wrong last year that there was going to be a shortage of potatoes this spring. They produced and produced and stored and stored until finally they had over a million pounds plied up. Came the spring and there was no shortage at all. Later this week after the free-loaders have done their best, Mr. Bistrian and his neighbors plan to take the rest of the spuds out and dump them, possibly into the Atlantic Ocean which lies close by. Everyone feels sorry for Mr. Bistrian and his neighbors for their unfortunate guess. But there Is a small ray of comfort nevertheless. We shudder tothink how alrge would be that pile of spuds if the bad guess had been made by some bureaucrat with the power to direct all the potato growers with his hunches. —Wall Street Journal. Another Eye-Opener The following gem is lifted verbatim from the weekly letter written to his constituents by Senator Robert S. Kerr. of Oklahoma: "Another eye-opener: And again, the farmer will pay more tribute to the financial interests, as the Export-Import Bank slaps on its highest interest rate (314 per cent) on a $40,000,000 loan to the Japanese government for the purchase of American cotton. This makes it still harder to export our surplus cotton, it amounts to putting a high tariff on exports of our farm surpluses to friendly foreign governments." The only "financial interests" involved here are the American taxpayers, who put up all the money for the Export-Import Bank, which Is a Government institution, as Senator Kerr ought to know. The United States has a large cotton surplus, but the American price is higher than the price on the world market. If It were not for deals like this a lot of this cotton wouldn't be moving at all, Coming from a cotton state as he, does, Senator Kerr should know this, too. If the senator's news letter Is Kent to people In the cotton Industry In Oklahoma it ought to be an "eye-opener" to them. Knoxvllle News-Sentinel. Another Sign President Elsenhower has called for Soviet agreement to an Austrian independence treaty as a sign of the "sincere intent" of Russia's post- Stalin peace talk. The Soviet has now turned down a Western invitation to reopen talks on the treaty In London. This rejection Is also a sign of "sincere Intent" — to proceed down the same road of tension and danger Of the cold war turning Into World War HI. —Miami Daily News. SO THEY SAY Reducing barriers to international trade should be a basic permanent part of American policy. — Meyer Knestnbaum, U. S. Chamber of Commerce, favors extension of Reciprocal Trade act. * » > I don't especially wanto to go back to the Orient, but I'll go wherever I'm needed most. — Pvt. Louis Kerkstra, repatriated POW, studying to be a missionary. * * * I wish everybody could have seen it (A-shell firing). It would have made them think seriously about war. — Capt. Richard Erickson, commander of gun crew which fired shell. * * * Personally, I want a big taniily and that's what I'm starting on. — Dr. J. D. Hullingcr, Clinton, la., 92 years old and expectant father. * * * Tnere is no use fooling around with this case. I know I'm guilty, you know I'm guilty, -r Clifford Baughman, henpecked husband who robbed a bank to bolster his ego. * * * Then I was falling, falling . . . and all I felt was fear. I had jumped from much higher during the war. But this time »>*»"•• <"SS no 'chute. — Tom Grace, Chicago construction worker and ex-paratrooper who fell 11 stories and lived. * * * We are living In a troubled world . . . simply because the peoples of the world have never learned to live together. — Henry J. Brunnier, president, Rotary International. * * * The question is whether these proposals are his (Defense Secretary Wilson) or ... dictated by business Interests seeking a reduction in taxes. I just, can't sec how you c»n get, more secur. Itv with fewer planes. - Sen. Paul Douglna <D., III.*, questions proposed cut in defense spending. "Seething Tells Me We're Wasting Our Time!" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Benson's Problem Is Deciding On Policy to Curb Price Drop Peter Edson in these two WASHINGTON —fNEA) —Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benin today laces a serious challenge to ail the Eisenhower administration programs and promises to get the U. S. farm economy back on an uncontrolled, free- enterprise basis. The situation arises out of huge surpluses of wheat and cotton now in sight. This year's crops basic commodites won't be record breakers. But oiipling the 1953 yields with carryover surpluses from 1952 and reduced export markets, the present prospect is for still bigger surpluses on hand at the end of this crop year than there were a year ago. These big surpluses will have a naturally depressing influence on prices. The problem that faces Secretary Benson is to decide what policies he will adopt to offset this downward trend. One answer is to do nothing. This would be in line with a policy of letting a free play in the market place determine what farm prices shall be. Such a course of action, or no action, would be supported by the theory that if prices go down, farmers will be influenced to plant less wheat and cotton. This would automatically use up the surplus. With a reduced supply on hand, the price would go up again in the next year and the situation would be automatically corrected. This solution has two drawbacks. One is that the farmers would suffer a severe loss of income in the low-price year. The other Is that a lowered price might influence farmers to plant still larger crops. Increasing Planting Boosts Surpluses In following this course, the farmer would simply be reasoning that with his profit per bushel cut in half, he could make his normal income by planting a crop twice as large. The fallacy of this is that the doubled planting would tend to make the surpluses still bigger, and force prices still lower. This actually happened back In 1932. As opposed to these no-action policies of letting supply and demand correct their own abuses In a free market, there is a very definite program of controls which Secretary Benson might invoke under present law. This would call for an election of all wheat and cotton farmers, to determine whether they would favor imposition of acreage limitations and marketing quota controls. Under this program, every one of the two million wheat farmers and the one million cotton farmers would be entitled to a vote. If two-thirds of all the farmers planting either crop voted in favor of acreage limitations, the quotas would be applied to that crop. The Secretary of Agriculture could then set national quotas. If more than one-third of the farmers voted against controls, they could not be imposed. In this case, the support price level would be dropped automatically to 50 per cent of parity. Some experts believe that if this were allowed to happen, it would break the back of the entire fann- price-support system. In any event it would give Congress a tremen- dous problem to decide next year. Present legislation calls for a support price of 90 per cent of parity on basic farm crops through 1954. If the farmers vote for acreage limitations and Marketing °. u °- tas, the 90 per cent of parity support price on wheat and cotton would remain In effect while the controls were on. The problem for Congress, however, would be what to do about support levels for 1955 and beyond. The alternatives are to end the support-price system, to keep the present fixed 90 per cent level, to raise it to 100, or to let it revert to a sliding scale between •J5 and 90 per cent of parity. Secretary Benson doesn't have that long to make up his mind on these matters. He must decide by July 1 whether to ask for an election of wheat tarmers on Imposing a quota on the 1954 crop. He will probably wait until after the June 10 estimate of the 1953 crop before deciding. The election must be completed before winter when/ planting is begun. On cotton, the decision on wheih. er to call for an election must be tion must be held in December, made in November and the elec- T w o precautionary measures have already been taken in preparation for a possible call for farmer elections. Production Market- Ing Administration committeemen, are already at work in the field, collecting records on acreages and yields so as to have a historical basis on which quotas might be based, if voted for. The Department of Agriculture has asked Congress for authority to use $4.5 million to conduct elections if they become necessary. Use of quota controls hasn't been ruled out, at any rate. Sunday School Lesson — Written for N'EA Service By W. E. Gilroj, D. D. It is easy for us to read into the past many ideas and forms that were not really there, at least in ; the exactness of their later or' modern expression. This is true of the development of American democracy, in which much cnme out of Revolutionary, rather than colonial, limes. The Pilgrims had a more distinctive idea of liberty than the Puritans who followed them to New England. The Mayflower compact might well be regarded as the first expression of democracy on this side of the Atlantic ind the germ of all that was to grow in coming years. : But wnen we go back to the history of the Jews and the New Testament there are origins and parallels that are most exact. The study of the history of Israel Is instructive in guidance as well as warning. Much ot that history Is of Jhe failure and abomination of kings and much of It even of the failure and debasement of the people wno were untrue to the covenant and relationship with God that their prophets and saints enjoined. Paul, in the New Testament, was a child-of the Old. He brought over Into the Christian Church the conception of the commonwealth. He refers to it specifically in Ephes- lans 2:12, and though that is the only passage in which the actual word appears, the idea Is spread over almost all Paul's writings find his Injunctions and counsels. The Christians were members one of another (Ephestans 4;25). Citizenship in the Christian kingdom, typified in the church, had its responsibilities as well as Us rights nnd prvlleges. There was no place for shirkers or grafters. If a man did not work, neither .should he eat at the common expense (II Thessalonians 3:10). The Christians were to bear one another's burdens, but every nan should bear his own burden (Galatians 6\ a masterly enunciation of the proper balance of mutual aid aud personal responsibility. I have recently noted with interest the publication of two books that have developed in a substantial way this relationship between Christianity and democracy that I have long sought to emphasize in this Bible comment. The volumes are entitled "Hope of the Nation." Volume One deals with "Our Christian Heritage," and Volume Two with "Our American Heritage." The hooks have been published by Goodwill Publishers, Gastonla, N .C., who are distributors as well. We cannot, particularly in these days when communism is a virtual religion, too strongly stress the association of Christianity and democracy and the need of fortifying democracy with the Christian emphasis on truth, righteousness and freedom. any certainty that he could make that contract. He just knew that he could not be hurt badly at a club contract, and he was afraid that the opponents could make five learts. South might have beaten five hearts if he had opened a low diamond, taken the ace of hearts promptly, and led another low diamond to North's queen in order to •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Dummy's Deception Lifts Eyebrows Every experienced player has made deceptive plays as declarer or as a defender. It is more unusual, however, to make a deceptive play in the dummy—the hand Hint Is In full .sight at nil times. South didn't bid six clubs with WEST 4AQJ54 ¥KQ52 • AJ94 A None NORTH A10963 VNone « Q762 4109842 12 EAST AK872 VJ. 10 3874 »103 * J SOUTH (D) A None 4K53 + AKQ7653 East-West vul. South West North 1 A Double 2 A 5 A 5V Pass 6 A Double Pass Pass Opening lead— V K East 4V Pass Pass j Ers/u'ne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Ouys and Dolls: ;William Bendix aims ell it to Jackie Gleason someday —he's sorry that Jackie had to fall on his face with "The Life of Hiley" back in 1949 and mighty glad he wasn't in Jackie's shoes. •I was too busy in movies then to do 'The Life of Riley' and it's a good thing it was that way," Bendix reasons. "Jackie went on o something that was better lor iim and i got a chance to play iiley in a day when television wasn't as frantic. Back in 1949 hey filmed Riley in one day. They shot radio scripts not suited for elevision. If I had done it then, I wouldn't be on the air now." Bill, on his weekly half-hour film schedule: "It's not a killing thing with me.,No physical strain at all, ust mental. The director is the one who takes the. beating in making telefilms." get a spade ruff. But South was better oft no even trying to find such a lantastic defense. It was far safer to play the hand at six clubs, especially since a slip in the defense allowed him to make this slam contract. When West opened the king of hearts, declarer saw that the slum contract depended only on restricting the diamond loss to one trick. He had to do everything In his power to persuade the defenders to discard diamonds. He rulfed the opening heart lead in dummy, led a trump to his hand, and ruffed another low heart In dummy. He then proceeded to lead til but on* of his trumps, signed to make people leave their TV sets. The movie cutle starred in nine top dramatic shows in six weeks and is confessing a preference to live TV over telefilms. "Maybe," she told me, "it's because I'm really a ham at heart. But I've found that live TV gives a performer more responsibility so' she can incorporate her own ideas into each role." Luise Rainer, Rosaline Russell and Dennis O'Keefe all got their big chances at MGM by pinch- hitting at the last minute for other stars and now history's repeating itself on the lot with gorgeous Elaine Stewart. Eleanor Parker was all set to play the plum role of a neurotic war widow in "Take the High G o u n d," but another contract forced her out of the cast and sul- :ry Elaine was rushed into the role. Elaine's been called a brunet counterpart,of Marilyn Monroe and, ike Miss Wiggle Hips, she posed for a lot of photos as a commercial model. "The minute I signed my con- ract," she reports, "pictures that were taken of me three years ago began to appear. I'm terribly glad I never posed for underwear ads or calendars." MEANNESS IS MANNA MACDONALD CAREY has found :he bla.ck-hearted villain role he's seen searching for in "Hannah Lee," the first third-dimensional western to hit the nation's movie mouses. As a gunfighter without » conscience, Mac slaps Joanne Dru around, gives her the worse-than- death treatment and drills holes in 67 innocent settlers with' his .45. "This is like manna from heaven for me," says Mac. "I needed a change of pace desperately and this is it. It's the same kind of meanness and sadism that made Gable and Bogart popular early in their careers." It's ironic but Phyllis Kirk's career has been zooming on TV since she played the heroine in "House of Wax" one of the 3-D movies de- forcing the opponents to search for sale discards. As soon as dummy ran out of :rumps, declarer discarded a low diamond from the dummy; and on the next round of trumps he discarded another low diamond from the dummy. By the lime that South's hand had been reduced to one trump and three diamonds, West had to decide which four cards to save. Should he save three diamonds and the blank ace of spades? This might allow South to set up a spade trick. It looked safer to hold .wo spades and only two diamonds, particularly since the diamond discards from the dummy indicated that South was not greatly interested in that suit. When West reduced to only two diamonds, it was a cinch for South ,o lead a low diamond from his hand and win two diamond tricks. However, if dummy had carefully saved all of the dia- onds. West might have saved three diamonds, and then South would have lost two diamond tricks. Will Rogers, Jr., is saying, "I just can't tell" about his movie future. A lot depends on the way the public takes his first western, "The Boy From Oklahoma" — a western with humor in which Will ropes instead, of shooting or fighting. I like Westerns," he says, "but I'm not the Bill Hart type with two guns." ON FAST TRACK ROBERT STACK is pop-eyed and open - mouthed about the roller- coaster speed of his career since "Bwana Devil" and the disappearance of the jinx that shadowed his emoting. he gave Barbara Britton, or the mint earned by "Bwana Devil," but Bob hasn't had a minute off in months and he's getting "the kind of roles I used to dream about" in films like "War Paint" and "Sabre Jet." "Go figure it out," Bob sighed. "After the Bullfighter and the Lady,' which was a great prestige picture, I didn't work for a year. 'Bwana Devil,' panned by everybody in Hollywood, did th« trie* for me." Far be it from Mona Freeman to contribute to the ulcer rate among film scribes, but she's asking, "What's happening to our screen writers?" It's been » coon's age. she says, sinca she read » script that sounded like its author was past the first year of Junior high. "I don't know what our screen writers are thinking these days," pretty Mona moaned. "There's no heart, no realness, in anything they're writing. I'm so tired of people in Hollywood who insist on everything being commercial and turning out stuff that nobody wants to see. "These same people can't believe it when a picture like 'Lili' is a hit. It's not in 3-D, nobody goes around with her neckline slashed down to her middle, and there are no big production numbers. But it's charming and real and it's making a fortune." 75 Years Age In Blythevillf Mr. and Mrs. a. Jiedel returned from Memphis last night where Mr. Jiedel was ill in the Methodist ho«- pital. He is much improved now but will probably be confined to hj» home for several days. Ground was broken today for the new clinic to be erected by Dr. I. R. Johnson and Dr. Thomas Mahan on the lot west of the First Presbyterian Church. ^^ \| H *9 nt * ^ One of the nice things about! small children is that they, grow up, says Aunt Molly Harmsworth. As the Saying Goes Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 2 "Somewhere the rainbow 11 3 Uncomplainingly 4 Happen again 5 Landed 6 Musical instructions 7 Direction (ab.) 8 Portals 1 "Tip " 4"Cut store" 8 " devil" .12 "Uncle Tom and little 13 Dash 14 Soviet city 15 "The smart 16 Guides 18 Compliment 20 Eat away 21 "An lor music" 22 Bugle call 24 "On and needles" 27 Distance 41 Underworld 9 Italian river markers 42 Newts 10 Marsh grass 28 Pertaining to 43 "Take a back 11 "You will or the ear " 29 "— - — and 17 Say again choose" 19 Herb 31 Vegetable 23 Caper 33 Group of 24 Treaty wivcs ,~"7 and 25 Passace in the 38 Gazed brain 26 Domestic slave 2g Wejr( j 27 Swab 30 Dress 32 Society island 34 Basement 35 Type style 36 Attempt 37 Circular plate 39 Take heed 40 "A reducing 41 "A cat" 42 Worms 45 "Pie " 49 "My fine friend" 51 Knight's title 52 " it or leave it" 53 Heredity unit /MThrce-(prcfix) 55 "Don't up trouble" , 56 Poems 57 "Do you (he point?" VERTICAL 1 "Put on the fixedly 40 Restrain 44 Hector Munro's x ' . pen name 46 Unaspirated 47 Dreadful 48 City in Pennsylvania 50 Self-esteem

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