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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBKR 80, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER NEW8 TUB OODKHR K«W» GO. M. W RAIKB8. Publttwr RT A. HAINBS, Mltor. Assitunl Piboitw PAUL D. HUMAN. A(l«tti»lnf Itentflr Bol* N»tion«! Admti«!nj Represent*!!**: W.llK« Witmw Co., M«w Tork, Chlwfo. Defrort, AtlwU. MemphH. Entered »* ««ond claw m»tter at the pont- orflc* »t BlTtherUle, ArkMisM, under Mt of Congress. October t, 1M7. Member of Th« Anoeintec, Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of BlyhetiHe or »nj suburban town where carrier «erric« * maintained. 25c per week. Bj mail, within a radius of M miles, M.S* per jear. J3.50 for sii months. 12.00 for three monthW; bj mail outside 50 mile lone, »12.50 per rear payable In adrance MEDITATIONS But Hie Lord sail) to David my father, Forasmuch as It was In thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that It was in thine heart. — n Chron. 6:8. # * * Our thoughts are heard in heaven! — Young. BARBS More comforts come to all homes where the inhabitants have something to show for their bills. ».*.*.. With the ever-growing population in our country, think of all the friends you can have if you're a. right gur- * * * We're h»d Just enoasrh wow and «4us* U> '«' torn *>* *« *<«• <" U>OK Peek-*-*** women's show. * * * Around **o million babie* are born in this ootlntiT every year, which makes driving carefully m>gt\<jr important. » # * W«'r« a* entitled to Hfe, UbeHy and the pur- wit of haitpineem but t» maoy rtoftt take too BUT Hbertiw. * * » When yoti get io the habit at feeling sorry for yourwK, you should be. Heavy Burden For Us Relative to the potential Communist adversary, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not as strong as it once was. Ambitious plans exist to strengthen it, but evidently only a modest part of them will be realized. What lies behind this situation'! When NATO was created in 1949, Russia did not have the A-bomb and the West regarded the Red army as the prime threat to Europe. Even after Kussia got the bomb this was still felt to be true, since the United States clearly had a continuing near-monopoly in nuclear weapons. The NATO goal therefore was to build a ground force of sufficient power to block a Soviet westward sweep long enough to allow' the West to bring its full strength to bear. For this same purpose, a ring of air bases for intermediate bombers was to be established in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Under the stimulus of Red provocations in Korea and elsewhere, the West made real progress in forging this defensive arc. The West was aroused. The money was voted, and sacrifices made. But time has altered the miltary bal-, ante. We continue to hold numerical and qualitative edge in nuclear weapons, hut Russia now has enough to hurt us severely. To describe this situation, the words "atomic stalemate" are often used. The vast, advances in the iiucli'iir field, especially the development of the H-bomb, have apparently led Western political leaders to believe that NATO is virtually tmliiNidud as a strategic device. They seem to feel that now it could provide no more than token defense against the destruction of a new war. Thus, while key NATO military men argue for powerful measures to bring NATO's defenses fully abreast of the atomic advances, their political superiors decline to support these programs and indicate instead that they will urge upon their respective parliaments quite limited outlays for the organization. To military men eager to update NATO, the time of atomic stalemate is the proper moment to put new stress on conventional ground forces. But many Western leaders do not see it that way. Beyond all doubt they are relying on maintenance of the stalemate as ths one effective means of checking Russia's aggressive designs. So long as that standoff exists, NATO's inadequacy, aggravated by Greek-Turish quarrel* and France's removal of troops for coloninl use, will not troubl* Western statesmen gr»v«ly. This may perhaps b« realistic but it in also risky. A break in tht tUlemat* to tht advantage of Russia would com- pound the West's peril by frightening proportions. And, more than ever, it is painfully clear that the burden of keeping the stalemate falls upon this country. It is we who must build the decisive stockpiles of nuclear weapons and develop the planes and intercontinental missiles to deliver them. The burden—and the responsibility—are tremendous. We Can Breath Easy Over This One It has become something of a luxury for us to be for the self-determination of peoples in actual practice. So often the Subject peoples struggling for freedom are opposing our friends in Europe, and we must try to avoid embarrassing or unduly irritating them. It's nice, therefore, to be able to hail a move for independence without worrying over the consequences. The African land of Sudan, once called Anglo- Egyptian Sudan, has voted its own independence without waiting for a projected plebiscite on the issue. The plebiscite was part of the British-Egyptian plan for settling Sudan's future. Egypt for a time had hoped the country might join it, but national sentiment plainly was for freedom. Now both Britain and Egypt are officially endorsing the premature Sudanese move. And America may rejoice that one more people ha* begun to find its own way. VIEWS OF OTHERS What to do About Dixie? What it the proper posture for a southerner when Dixie is played? Number us among what we reckon to b« a great company of confused and self-conscious Confederated * on this score. When the Scots Guard gently rendered the tune during its Coliseum performance Thursday night audience posture ranged from ramrod attention to hesitant squat*. The spectrum also included sit- tighters, edge-of-the-seaters, arm-wavers and nervous gigglers. Everybody knew it was Dixie, even the quiet way the Scotsmen played it, but WRA it a call to arms, a regional anthem, a folk tune or a hellelujah? One might suppose those who stand quietly consider Dixie an anthem deserving respect. But if they do are they not offended by those who who jump to their feet and emit what is hoped will pass as a Rebel yell? What of those who won't budge out of their seats when the band strikes upl Are they Yankees all, or are some southerners who think a bent spine shows more.respect than a loud voice? The edge-of-the-seaters, knee- benders, and nervous gigglers present no problem. They will go up or down, barring cramps, as soon as the majority of the crowd makes up iU collective mind. To us, if Dixie is not an anthem, it is a dear souvenir, and we side with the sitters, hoping this group includes those who resent the waving of the Stars and Bars on auto aerials and on toilet paper standards at fotball games. It could be, of course, that the sitters, tor the most part, are Yankees, the bored and the tone deaf. But the way the situation is we just can't tell what to do and when we're undecided we sit.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. The Country of Texas An American teen-ager who is going to school this monlh in Moscow has already learned some interesting tilings about Russian notions concerning the United States. Thirteen-year-old John Bentmi, son of former senator from Connecticut, says that, one of his classmates wanted to know If Texas WHS a separate country. The Ru&sinn student said an American delegation had visited the school and the Texas group had given (hut impression. We know exactly how the young Russian got that idea. Every now and then we meet, up with someone who has the dust of the lone star in his eye if not t.hat yellow rose in his buttonhole and we begin to think the same thing ourselves ! — St. Louis post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY I think that 95 is the right ng« (or retirement. •- French slage and movie star Maurice Chevalier, 67. * * * Tliis (package deal for admission of Communist nations to the U.N.) is like justifying a bank robbery if the bandits salve their conscience by giving the major part of the loot to a worthy purpose even thoufth the funds are extracted at t.he point of a gun, — Sen. William Kno\vlflnd (R-Callf). * * * When we have poets we want poetry: when we have scientists we want, science; when we have politicians, we want politics. — A. L. Strand, Oregon Slate Collftge president, colls recent speech by Gov. Averell Harriman to the students a "flop" because he avoided politics. * * * Tlie organized labor movement never, never has called for a general strike and never will. Th«t la « rebellion against the government. — Q«org« Meany, president, ot ClO-APL labor union. » •» * T wish I knew what would have been the 184,000 qtiMtlon . . . Always I will wonder—could I h«ve answered It?—Shoemaker Olno Pr*to, who quit after winning $32,000 on the TV >how. Okay! Who's Going to Shove Whom? V.Vi ' i 1 >.W «*;;.. A'f-W ^rtte^, „ ; v?-ki %*tv.v\x: i \ . ,ii 0»'iT! &V-.J . Peter Edson's Washington Column — Uncle Sam, the Showman^ Aims To Increase Bookings in 1956 By PETER EDSON I NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA>— Roy I F. Williams, director of Uncle; Sam's International Trade Fair Program, has just returned fromi a 27.000-mile swing around thej world. He looked over the fairs in such places as Bogota. Milan. Addis Ababa. Phnom Penh, Karachi and Osaka. The fairs make an effective American show window for the world, he says. They are not only good business. They are also an important [actor in blocking the new Soviet cold war maneuvers. The average fair draws half a million to a million visitors. Sales of American products greatly exceed all others. Sometimes the Commies take a look at Ihe American exhibits, then fold up their tents and go home. At Bogota, the Russians resorted to a new trick. Noticing that many of the American exhibits were blossoming out with sold signs, the Commies started hanging similar labels on their stuff. Inquiries as to just who had bought what brought no answers. There are 135 of these international trade fail's being held this year. Last year the U.S. exhibited at 16. The number is stepped up to 25 for the current fiscal yettr The government's expense runs around S1QO.OOQ apiece, or $2.500.000 for the lot. The expense of private American business exhibits run ten times this amount. Many of America's blue-chip companies are now regular exhibitors. There .is no standard road show. Every exhibit is custom made to fit the needs of the particular country. There is some criticism In Congress that U.S. business should not be given a free ride on the government gravy boat to these fairs. It is felt that private groups like International Chamber of Commerce or National Association of Manufacturers should take over So far they've made no move to do it. The government takes over the role of furnishing the central display at the fair—a crowd catcher. This may be an atoms-ior-pace demonstration, color television. Cinerama, health, science, farm machinery. At Valencia. Spain. U.S. orntiee grading, packing, juicing and po'v- dering methods were shown. A Bogota, dry milk powder was con- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ICKSKINE JOHNSON NKA St.xff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD .--(NEAP— Hollywood and Grapevine: Diana Dors, the Marilyn Monroe of British films, is considering a couple of Hollywood pnovie bids. She's the doll who says of her 35-23-35 figure. "What merchandise! And boy. how it sells!" . . . Now it will be Burl Lancaster as Wyatt Earp in a big- screen western. "Gunfight at the OK Corral." It's a blow to the producers of Hugh O'Brian's Wyatt Earp TV series, who have been blue-printing plans for their own theater movie starring Hugh. . . Headhne.^-become-a-movie note: The "Ansels in Flight" script making the rounds is about a lime bomb which explodes in an airplane. Jack Benny's daughter, Joan, i heads for Reno in January to shed j Seth Baker. But Isn't she planning on a hubby No. S? Jack Entratter interviewd 200 girls during a three-hour session for his new Copa Room lineup st the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Only ONE miss was hired! It's 13 years of marriage for the George Gohels . . . Starlet Kathleen Hughes will keep her baby date via the natural childbirth method. Coleen Gray and Jan Sterling were the first Hollywood belles to meet the stork wide-eyed and alert . . . Vivian Blaine made up her mind not to make up with Manny Frank. She'll file for divorce. ' Las Vegas has decided to take another chance on Mario Lanza, who was sued by a big hotel there when he failed to keep a SlOO.OOf engagement last summer. The suit will be dropped, I hear, if the singer makes it this time. Joe UiJlacgio and Joan (The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing) Collins are dating. While Martha Rave is trying to decide where and when she'll divorce Ed Begley. he's resumed with singer Sylvia Syms. Did Video Overproduce Christmas? ] verted into liquid milk and then j ice cream. Visitors got a little cone j i as a free souvenir at the end of I the production line. The give-away technique, isn't used much, except where it will | create customers to show local I businessmen there's a native de- rn..nd for a product. Luxury items aren't featured, either, though the Commie countries star them. Mass-produced goods that reveal the America^ standard of living are preferred. The American working man's. '; house, complete -\viih iv.iv ami me-1 ' chanical refrigenuor, has made a | i.bis; hit. First introduced at the ' Marshall Plan exhibit in Devlin in 1950, it has now played practically, all the leading cities in Europe and will soon have, to he retired An American "Do it yourself show and a "home of tomorrow" are shaping up i.s good future headliners. Less spectacular, but far more important from the trade development aspect, is the American Trade Mission s^nt to each fair They carry a library of cataiosue^ Arriving in $ country several! weeks before the fair, they tour j ! the cities proniotin two-war trade j (That's where the pay-off is found. A Hollywood songwriter should know \vhat he's talking about. Tunosmith Harry Ruby plays himself in a forthcoming Danny Thomas "Make Room for Daddy" lelenlm and accuses Danny of stealing some of his songs. Ruby's advice to Thomas: "If you want to be a songwriter don't steal from me. Do like verybody body else does. Steal from Tcehai- •>v?ky." Binjr Crosby's youngest. Lin, is -•arning out to be a taettey golfer than ."his pop . . . Hollywood's science-fiction cyc'e is still spinning. A dozen or more due for release in 1956 including "Earth vs. The Fly in? Saucer,' "Land Unknown," and "The Mole People." Thee wilt notice for thyself when thce sees the picture at thy neighborhood theater that dialog is contagious. Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire are using the picturesque ihee i'.nd thou of Indiana Quakers durintr Civil War Dnys in "The Friendly Persuasion" and (here's a new form of "Happy Talk" on the set. "Save thy lights." says the head electrician. "Move thy carcass out of the way." says someone else- The usual "Shake a leg" has even become "Get thee on the ball." The Wltuet: In "The View from Pompey's Head." Rosmarie Bowe describes herself as "the kind of a girl a mar joins to forget the Foveign Leg km." This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: What's happened to ail of movie- town's beautiful dolls? Producer By CHAKL.ES MEKCER NEW YORK (.-ft-—We Americans i used to observe Christmr^. Now j we celebrate it. The nation secretly sighs with relief when Christmas is over. Nearly everybody ate too much j and many drank too much. Nearly ] all received too much and most wonder if they gave enough. There was much conspicuous .consumption and vying for prominence: children debafed over who re- jCeived the better gifts, and suburban householders tried to string tip more lights than their neighbors. Lip Service The lip service paid to peace on earth and good will toward men would have caused Isaiah ID cover his face with his cloak and Jeremiah to raise both hands to heaven. Television and ? ..dio shared in the general immoderation. Each station, network and program seemed bent on outdoing all others in puring forth the same music and the same seasonal cliches. By my count Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was seen or heard at least four times on national networks. It was too many. Dickens himself grew excruciatingly bored with giving readings of his story. Must Do It Nearly every program was assailed by a painful sense of necessity to do or say something about Christmas. Filled with food and a sense of peace and good will, one twirled the dial here and there seeking something that aoived the seasonal cliches. There was pleasant respite on NBC-TV in seeing "Assignment: India" repeated on the screen. Yet this exception. Even Dr. Benjamin Spock. who normally talks intelligently about children over NBC-TV Sunday afternoons, was belaboring Christmas. And on CBS-TV they were zealously burning the yule log at both ends nearly all day long. Once I almost turned to Hopalong Cassidy, who was routinely rounding up bad guys. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NIA S«rviM By WILLIAM E. GILROV. D. 0. There are two outstanding messages in the New Testament, One, and the basic one underlying all else, is the mess&ge of the Gospel of God's grace.'And the other is the message, or messages, concerning the Christian way of life. The one is the message of salvation. The other, with great insistence, sets forth the nature of the saved life. The Philippian jailer CActs 16) asked, "What must I do to be saved?" He got a very definite answer. He might well have H.sked, "What 1 do alter I am saved?'' People somehow always have been more concerned with the first question than the second. But the New Testament insists as much upon the nature of the saved life as upon salvation itself. Paul, for instance, was always emphasizing what Christians should be saved unto as much as they were saved from. 2t Is the groat distinction of St. Luke's Gospel that it -seu forth the two great messages of the New Testament- with a simplicity and clarity that is unexcelled. Tnke the message of the gospel of God's grace. How could it be slated more clearly and beautifully than In Luke's account of the Parable nl the Prodigal Son (Luke 15) nnd the accompanying parables of the Lost Sheep, and the Lost Piece of Silver? Hor<; i.s the presentation of God's love and free grace in the stories of an earthly father, welcoming a wayward son; in the conception of God earnestly seeking lost mwi, as n shepherd persistently seeks a lost sheep until he finds it; in the tale of a woman earnestly sweeping for the lost coin that she can 111 nf- ford to lose. I ca imot profess to be a t he- oloRian, or to understand all that may relate to salvation and sacrifice, especially coticernhiR the stntemfint in Hebrews 9:22 Vwnh- out the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin." I can only think that St. Paul, tn his writings concerning the Atonement, nud the writer in Hebrews were relating the gospel of God's free, pnretailing grace to \\\t- conception of sftcvifke in the Old : Testament, and Incidentally to the Idea of sacrifice and the necessity of appeasing a just or angry God. or gods, that has permeated practically all religions. I leave to the more competent all expositions concerning the na- , ture of the Diviije Sacrifice: but : in the Parnble of the Prodigal Son j thei'e is no suggestion of the for-1 givcness and welcoming of the prod- j igal by punishing someone else, j And a transaction of justice is j hardly a matter of mercy and free grace. It is "the goodness of God that ieadeth — to repentance" (Romans 2:4*. I recall a verse that I often! heurd sung in my boyhood: ''My God is reconciled: His pardoning voice J hear: He owns me for His child: I can no longer fear." The experience is fine, but i its source is wrongly stated. It is not God who is reconciled, but man. Witness Paul's appeal (II Cor. 5:20) "Be ye reconciled to God": and never forget that the very heart of Paul's gospel, was that "God was in Christ, recopiciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them." (Romans 5:19.) • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Bad Slam Lead By OSWALD JACOBY [ Written for .SEA Service j One of the \ ioads that you; can make nyjiinst :\ slam contract[ is a trump. This seldom costs yo'.i n trick directly, but it usually serves to f urn control of the handi over to declarer. In most slam I contracts, declarer welcomes the| opportunity co lake control of the hand at the earliest possible moment. In today's hand. West was unwilling to lead away fvom his king or from either of his queens. Hop slam if he h:id marie a more enter- prismff opening lead. A heart open- ins would have forced out declarer's ace at once. When South eventually cave up a diamond trick, the opponents w-otlld be able to cash their hearts. Even a club opening lead would have worked out better for the defenders. South would win the first trick with the king of clubs, to be sure, but East would get the chance to force out dummy's ace of clubs before the diamonds had been established. This would deieat the slam. In general, a good rule to remember is that a irump lead is desirable against a slam only when the bidding makes it clear that declarer means to ruff extensively in the dummy. 75 y«ars Ago In BlythtYille Mrs. James Terry and son Mike are 111 of influenza at their home Among Blytheville people to be in New Orleans for the Tennessee- Boston College game to be played in the Sugar Bowl will be Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Beasley, Dr. and Mrs, J, L. Guard and daughter, Molly, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Halnes and son Harry: Byron Morse, U. S. Branson. Mr and Mrs. J. P. Friend and son J. P. Jr. Miss Prances Holland is ill of influenza at her home on 500 North Thurnian. IT MAY comfort people to read Lin YuLang's prediction thai, during the next SO years there will be two more world wars. It's reassuring to be told there will be another 60 years.—Carlsbad Current-Argus. THE OLD SOREHEAD accounts for the shortage of schoolroom space in an unusual way. "It's due to a surplus of kids;" he said, "specially brats." — Jackson tMiss.J States Times. LITTLl LIZ Maybe the reason so many people get lost in though! Is txtouse It's unfomiltof territory. «m»> NORTH (D) 30 475 » J83 » AK763 ft A 9 4 WEST EAST A943 482 »K94 VQ1065 » Q4 * J 1095 AQ 10762 4J53 SOUTH 4 AKQJ108 ' * A72 * 81 + K8 North-South vul. Eut South We* North 1 * 3 » 5* 6* Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 4N.T. 5N.T. 6* Pass Past Pass Pan Opening lead—4 ) ing to avoid the loss of a trick, West therefore opened a trump. South tonic fpitl nrivnnf.apzf» of this West therefore opened a trump. South took full advantage of this feeble opening lead. Declarer drew three rounds of trumps and then led (i diamond, allowing the enem to win the trick! 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