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PAGE FOUR (ARK.) COURIER HEWS FRIDAY, JULY 8, UBS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •me COURIER NEWS co ». W. HAINES, PublUher A. HAINBS, AMliUnt Publisher A. A. FBEDBICKBON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soli National Advertising Representatives: Wall»w Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, MemphU. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- fress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv carrier In the city of Blythevllle or anj mburban town whera carrier service is maln- Ul B C j d mai C l ^IttnTa radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per rear V 50 ror sin months. 11.25 for three montm; by ma» ° u * lde 50 ml!e zollt ' " " payable in adv»no«. Meditations Nevertheless death reigned from Atom to Moses, even over them thai hart not sinned after ihe similitude of Adam's transgression, who Is the figure of him thai was to come. — Unmans 5:14. * + * It Is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary and so universal as death should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind. — Jonathan Swift. Barbs If you don't even have the nerve to begin, don't criticize the quitter. » * * That morning rush would be eliminated if people realized that coffee cooks quicker if put on 10 minutes earlier. * * » A man should consult his wife before buying her a birthday present — so she can change her mind in time. * « * A writer jays a food mixer Is always assured of a lot of friends. Doesn't it depend on what he mixes? + * * Weigh well any extra hard knocks you get — it might be opportunity. Solons Must Abide by Rules Before Legislating for Us Chairman Daniel A. Reed of the House Ways and Means Committee said some fine words the other day about integrity and the rights of legislative committees. But in the light of his own performance, they could not help hut sound a little hollow. Reed was objecting to the extraordinary action of the House Rules Committee in voting to bring a bill to the floor calling for six months' extension of the excess profits tax, as requested by President Eisenhower. The rules group resorted to that stratagem because Reed flatly refused to allow the measure to c«me to a vote in his own committee, which normally handles all tax proposals. Reed wants the tax to expire right now. Mr. Eisenhower shares Reed'a distaste for EPT, but believes it unwise to let the tax die before scheduled January reductions in general income taxes. Both House and Senate leaders committed themselves to the President's support. Reed's single-handed effort to block EPT extension amounted to a kind of one-man rule. He claims he was taking the heat that should have fallen on many members of his committee as well. But there was no reason for him to suffer thus. If a committee majority was against the bill, that fact should have been brought out — in a vole. That's the way such matters are settled in a democracy, whether the issue be in committee, on the legislative floor, or before the people. To blockade normal procedures as Reed did is certainly difficult to defend as a democratic action. He complains about the Rules Committee's move as "striking at the very foundations of our representative system of government." Admittedly the tactic is extreme, and it is also unprecedented. But it was forced by Reed's own extremes. It was a desperation maneuver by men seeking a way out of a powerful dilemma. The lesson in this episode ought not to be lost on Capitol Hill. The Congress is an assembly of lawmakers charged with the duty of working cooperatively to produce effective legislation responsive to the people's will. It is not supposed to be a collection of little kings ruling over their separate principalities and defying all comers. If "Reed wants the rights of his committee or any other to be respected by his fellow lawmakers, he must begin by respecting them himself. This he has not done, and so he Cannot complain that his band WAS forced. Who's in Power? The wild rumors go on about whether Premier Malenkov is a real power in Ru»- sia, or whether Lavrenti Berln, th» MO» ret police czar, is calling- th* tun* 1 . In the meantime, nobody has th« nerv« to plaster Russians' walls with either man'i picture. Of Stalin it could at least be said that as lie grew older he took on a deceptively-benign look. But selling either Malen- kov or Berin to the Russian people as a Great White Father will take some doing. Malenkov, the permanently grounded blimp, is the cruel proof that all fat men are not jolly. Beria looks like what ] le j s — a man who has come to collect the mortgage, in blood. Not even America's hucksters could bring out the be- ncvolence in that pair. Views of Others A-Bombs and Tornadoes Despite the stout denials of the AEC, the weather bureau and assorted scientists, a lot of American people persist in the belief that thse atomic bombs they've been shooting off in Nevada are connected in some vague way with the rash of tornadoes this spring In America. More than 200 tornadoes o( varying sizes, have already been recorded, all the way from Texas to New England. The death toll has risen to well over 400 persons. This isn't the first year tornadoes have been killing people. And this Isn't the first year they've tested atom bombs in Nevada. But they've fired off more bombs In Nevada this year than ever before, and there seems to have been more tornadoes this year than for many a moon. Men havt been hanged on circumstantial evidence no stronger than that. We'have a suggestion for the AEC: Next year change the time of the atomic tests to fall. The tornado season is in the spring. Then If there are tornadoes next spring, but no a-bombs, people will lose their suspicions. There is a hazard here, too. If the AEC does test next fall, and If tornadoes show up out of season, then, brother, look out! —Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. On With Oahe The name Oahe conjures up visions of Oahu, hula dancers, palm tree.s, blue Pacific waters. But Oahe has none of these. Trees are scarce there; so are dancers, since the Indians were moved from their reservatlo nto make way for the basin of Ouhe Dam in the center of South Dakota. And the only water In sight is the muddy Missouri, sludging southeastward toward the capital city of Pierre. Oahe Dam Is one of the Army Engineer's partially-completed multiple-purpose projects. We do not know how essential Its completion Is to the power development, flood control and Irrigation of the Missouri Valley. However, the Eisenhower budget made no provision for it. That made South Dakotans unhappy. So Mary Mundl, wife of South Dakota's Sen. Karl Mundt, talked to Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield. Arthur talked to Budget Director Joe Dodge. Joe talked to Karl. And, just like that, Oahe got $8 million. The budget didn't even have to be unbalanced further to get this money. As Senator Mundt tells it. in his exceedingly frank letter to constituents, he simply dug the $8 million out of the State Department's pocket, put 11 In South Dakota's. The Oahe story provides an excellent example of the way in which lobbies, not logic, often determine appropriations. —The Charlotte News. SO THEY SAY A woman has enough to do taking care of her husband and her children and doing something for her community without thinking too much about n career. — Infanta Maria Crlstina, daughter of the late King Alfonson XIII of Spain. * * * Soviet policies are extremely aggressive, Intimidating, extorting and the greatest menace to world peace. — Edward Kardelj, vice President of Yugoslavia. * * # Students are being taught more and more about less and loss. - Dr. A. Blair Knapp, president, Denison University, In criticism of education. * • * The U. 3. Army In Europe today Is In a high- state of readiness and is doing a fine job in maintaining ii.s cumbat efficiency. — Lt.-Gen. Manton S. Eddy, retiring as Commander-in-chief, U, S. Army, Europe. * • » I for one do not believe the story th»t th« story that the genrral welfare has become « subsidiary of General Motors. * * * On no point of policy are, the British less likely to see pye to eye than over Formosa. — Barbara Ward, British foreign »ff«lrs writer. » * » Thry (Europium leaders) see the land of piomlxo iKuropran Defense Communilyi that lies ahead, and (hoy desire to move Into it. — Secretary ol SUM JoUu rotter PuU»* "Couldn't We Celebratt Quittly, Son?" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — McLeod, Ex-FBI Agent, Key Man In State Department's New Clean-up WASHINOTON — (NBA) — Key man and most controversial figure In the State Department's "Operation Clean-up" is R. W. Scott McLeod. He is 39, Iowa born and educated, an ex-newspaperman, a wartime FBI agent, later administrative assistant to Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire. McLeod is a Re Peter Edsoo The entire work load on loyalty and security cases has been dumped on Scott McLeod, as Undersecretary Lourie's good right arm. The job that McLeod was asked impetuous young counsel, Roy M. Conn. Once was in connection with the Theodore Kaghan case, o which more later in this series. McLeod did not begin his chean out by firing all the old assistant to take had been created by Neva-1 in his own office and bringing 1: da Sen. Pat McCarran's Internal his personal gang. There have publican, natur- »lly. He Is stocky, a little under Ix feet In height, with crew- roppcd black, hair and rosy cheeks. He wears horn-rimmed :lasses. Scotty McLeod was named State Jepartment Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs on Feb. 26, Just after he lad left Washington for a delayed 'acation In Florida. He came iack, reported for work and was worn In on March 3. He asked what his Job was and o whom he reported. A State De- artment press release announcing he appointment was pretty vague s to details, but It was his guide. They gave him an oflice suite n the main State De'nrtnient uilding where he would be ac- esslble to his Immediate superi- r. Undersecretary Donald B. Louie, In charge of administration nd organization, and to Secretary f State John Foster ulles. So far, Mr. Dulles has seen Mr. IcLeod only a few times and then n specific matters. The secretary as so many bigger world prob- ems to grapple with that he told congressional committee he opes to be relieved of adminis- rative and operating problems. Shifts Responsibility In other words, the secretary as delegated responsibility far the lean-up to subordinates, except on cneral policy approval and the andllng of specific cases — liiie lat of the dismissed John Carter incent — on \vhich he is required y law or by circumstances to ake personal responsibility. Primary responsibility lias been iven to Undersecretary Lourie. He is former president of Quaker 'ats Co., of Chicago. Mr. Lourie's assignment Is to lean up the State Department, le is concentrating on reorganixa- ion and administration, however, o eliminate red tape and put the Department on a business basis. Security act. It set up a position with the rank of an Assistant Secretary of State to have charge of security and consular affairs. Multiple Duties The latter includes passports and visas, prolective services and munitions control Because the security function is so closely related to the personnel problem, Mr. Lourie has assigned the State Department's personnel offices to McLeod's bureau This includes also the Foreign Service Institute where young State Department officers are trained for their work. Scott McLeod was picked for his Job and hired by Undersecretary Lourie. But McLeod was backed for the job by Senator Bridges and nearly all the Republicans In the Senate, including Vice President Nixon, and a few Democrats like Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada. McLeod is also said to have the Indorsement of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the White House. The story around Washington was that McLeod was to be the big axe for "cleaning up the mess." There were rumors that McLeod's appointment was the political bargaining price which Secretary Dulles had to pay to get Senate confirmation on some of his other appointments. There were suspicions that papers which got on McLeod's desk would be funneled to Sen. Joe McCarthy's Investigating committee. been a few transfers in McLeod'e bureau and he has added to his own office a small staff of person al assistants — nearly all ex-FB! men like himself. Edward Montague, former State Department director of personnel, hfi.s become personnel rector In Bureau of Internal Revenue. Robert W. Woodward, chief of Foreign Service personnel, has been promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American affairs. Their former deputies, respectively Robert J their former bosses. But a new po- Ryan and A. E. Weatherbee, are now acting in charge of the jobs of litical appointment of a new director of personnel, from outside the Department of State, may be named soon. McLeod has retained the services of John W, Ford as director of the Office of Security — a key job in the clean-up program. One of the McLeod's first calls, after McLeod asked him frankly where he took over was on John Ford, do I begin? Where is the big trouble? What should they do first? Real Problem Ford replied that one of the main troubles was that the chiefs of mission — the State Department career employes heading up matlc and consular offices abroad — were untouchable. McLeod orcred that changed, as one of his first acts. Shortly thereafter several officials high in It hasn't worked out that way, the Foreign Service were called or if It has, it has been pretty well covered up. McLeod has Insisted on cooperation with all consignment which he was given by back to Washington .for questioning. So has far ,a public announcement been made on only one gressional committees — an as-1 of these cases. In testimony before ston B. Morton, who is in charge I a congressional committee, Under- another assistant secretary, Thur- ! secretary Lourie announced th of State Department liaison with Congress. Won't Talk Mr. McLeod as refused at least once to testify before the McCarthy committee This was on the case of Charles E. Bohlen, during the fight over his confirmation as ambassador to Russia. McLeod says he has refused to turn over any papers Congress is not entitled to see. And McLeod has refused several times to take orders from Senator McCarthy's Charles W. Thayer, counsel general in Munich, had been separated from government service on a morals charge, and then resigned. Thayer, 43, Is a West Point graduate of 1933. He has spent 19 years In the Foreign Service, with a military furlough in World War II, He is a brother-in-law of ambassador to Moscow Bohlen. Being instrumental in Mr. Thayer's removal constituted R. W. Scott McLeod's quiet start on his new job. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service By W. E. Gllroy, D. D. SAINT PAUL'S Epistle to the Bonans is probably, for the average eader, the most difficult, ol all 'aui'i Epistles. Pctor tH Peter 3.16) s reported as saying (hat "Biothcr >aul" wrote some things "hard to ie understood." This might be thought of con- ernlng the long-sustaini'd argu- ncnts and expositions in which *aul sought to intoipi'ft, particularly lor Jews llko. himsolf. the new Jhrlstlan facts and Christian faith n relation to Old Testament, rcli- lon. Or. perhaps, one shou.d say 31d Testament rohsinn in terms of ew Christian facts ntid (aiih I think It would hrin Rioatiy in ti undcrstfmdinc at Romans If we mid grasp what an ominrnt com- icntator has pointod out. "In a mse, the Importance of tln> Eplstk les rather In Its religious power nan In Its theological ideas." I hould say that to a crcal extent hat Is true. The Epistl-< to tho Ro-i ins has-been (mated larc'ly as a! -,,urcp of Ihoolocy. And >n. men Mvi aif u*4 blttwlf ovu mittari tt Interpretation. But too often they have missed its deepest message. Inasmuch as Paul writes of God. his theology is there. But It Is a theology ot God in Christ, of Jesus as .the revealer of tile richness and fulness of God's grace. Many who read the Epistle miss altogether the fact of God's grace. Take the matter of sacrifice for fiin. Thai, idea of sacrificing was deeply embedded in Old Testament rrlision. typified oriRivially In the nolion that sin could not be for- Rlven without someone suffering for it. Paul says that Christ Himself is the sacrifice; and not as a victim. or part from God the Pathei His language is clear and plain, though Us best expression Is in II Corinthians 5:19, "That God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not. Imputing their trespasses unto thi'in." I think It makos a great doal ol difference winner wo grasp this conception ot Ui< ii«Jiu»l mewing of the Gospel and the Cross. It brought great clarity and comtort to me in my religious thought many years ago. When I was a candidate for ordination in the old Broadview Avenue Church, in Toronto, an older minister, deeply imbued with legalistic notions, asked me in what respect I regarded the death ol Jesus as a satisfaction of God's justice, i replied that it was a satisfaction of God's justice insofar as it needed to be satisfied. Though the brother himself seemed satisfied, it was, I admit, a noncommittal and somewhat, evasive answer. But as for myself, now as then, I believe that in His life, His death, His resurrection, and l,n fiver> respect, it was the mission nf Christ to reveal the everlasting love and free grace of God. That. I also believe, is Paul's greatest message. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA> — Exclusively Your«: Carol Ann Beery, Wally's pretty daughter, Is resuming her career as an actress now that hm mother, Rita, has recovered from a heart attack .. . Bob Calhoun Is carrying a mile-high torch for Gliny Slmms and selling the mansion he bought as their love nest to banish Glnny's "ghost" from his distressed mind Betty Lanza now has to cosign the checks that Mario writes or the banks won't cash them. Sir Laurence Olivier Is burning over critical barbs hurled at him in England for daring to sing in the movie version of "The Beggar's Opera." "Amateurish" and recent Asbury Park tournament, ne found a way to make his ambitious game contract. It was a very neat performance. How should you play the South land at a contract of four hearts? a long and very strong suit, with J-9-8-2, Hearts K-6-3, Diamonds A. 1 Spade 2 Clubs 2 Dmds. Pass partner, to begin with, for his jump to four hearts. A raise to .hree hearts would be ample on 'he North cards. And perhaps South should play the hand with a. certain amount of self-criticism, :ince his opening bid is far from robust. West opened the eight of diamonds, East put up the king, and Harmon won with the ace. The spades looked like the best shot, and declarer made his best play to establish the spades by leading lis king and overtaking with dum* :ny's ace. He then returned the ack of spades, discarding a club "rom his hand when East followed • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Clever Analysis Makes a Contract When Leonard B. Harmon, of I N«w York, played Ibo Utod In a WEST AQ84 VJ865 » 34 AAJ98 NORTH (D) I A AJ 1092 t A972 *Q * 10 4 3 EAST A76S3 VK *K J7532 *Q2 SOUTH North Pass 4V * A 1098 *K875 Neither side vul. Eart South West Pass ] V Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 with a low spade. West naturally won with the queen of spades, and just as rvat- urally tried to cash club tricks by leading the ace and then a low club. Harmon won with the king of clubs, relieved that his club discard had persuaded West to tackle that suit. He could now get to dummy with the ace of trumps In order to discard his last club on the ten of spades. When the king of hearts dropped, declarer followed his plan by discarding his last club on the ten of spades. He then ruffed a club, noting that East could not follow suit. By this time the distribution, of all the suits was fairly clear. Declarer continued by ruffing a diamond In dummy, and returned to his hand by ruffing a 6pade with the queen ol hearts. West helplessly discarded » club, reducing his hand to & Jack, eight, Blx ol hearts. Harmon now - led another diamond, and West could make only the jack of hearts. If he played it at once. South was bound to make the ten of hearts in his own d and the nine of hearts In dummy. If West played a low trump first, dummy could ruff with the seven and return a spade for South to ruff with the ten of hearts. Either way, the contract was safe. "Larrytone" were two of tho words used In the harpooning. . . British beauty Anne Crawford has been added to the cast of MGM'« "Knights of the Round Table." She's no stranger to U. S. teeves audiences who watch old British flickers . . . Pier Angeli is now 21, but mama still insists on her having a chaperon along on dates with Kirk Douglas. Up and Coming Richard Carlson's direction of "Riders to the Stars" has Producer Ivan Tors predicting: "Holly- Wood's going to lose a good actor after this film." .. . The goings on between a married Hollywood siren and an English prop man on a recent African film location were eye-popping. Greer Garson can do television, radio, stage plays, even circuses, next June when her contract with MGM changes drastically. The pay continues, but Greer is free to work wherever she likes under the new terms. .. Big howler in "The Long, Long Trailer" will be a sequence In which Lucille Ball tries to cook dinner while hubby Desl guides their auto trailer at a fast clip over a bumpy road. Nothing Serious Joanne Gilbert, the song sensation, is denying anything serious 'n her dates with Danny Arnold, who writes for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Despite her eye-ap- l, Joanne says she had no trouble with the "come-up-and-see-my- etchings" boys during Las Vegas, New York and Florida night-club appearances. "And you know something," shi confided, "It was discouraging." THORN BETWEEN ROSES THERE'S a finger waggling at Marilyn Monroe and It belongs to movietown disk jockey Johnny Grant. "Marilyn," says Johnny, "has promised to entertain the troops in Korea nine times now and still hasn't shown up. The G.I.'s are hurt. Marilyn's dropped to fourth place In popularity with them and will drop lower." Affable Johnny, who holds som« sort of record for bringing entertainment to Korea, says Doris Day is No. 1 on the hit parade of fighting troops, trailed by Debra Paget, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn and Rosemary Clooney, witt Piper Laurie coming up fast. Johnny tosses bouquets to Gary Grant and Betsy Drake "for arriving in Japan on their own, calling the high brass and asking what they could do to help." IS Years Ago In B/ytheri//*— Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Luttrell will go to Covington, Term., to spend the holiday weekend with relatives. Steve Brooks, Lloyd Blomeyer, Harry Haines, Jr., Dan and Chester Caldwell, accompanied by Joe Dildy, will spend the weekend at Hardy. Mrs. B, S. Simmons of Dell wa» dismissed today from the Blytheville hospital. Joe Parks has worn out his welcome at all his loafing spots and may have to take a job in order to have some place to spend his time. Gods and Goddesses Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS I War god 4 Goddess of youth B Wife of Zeus (myth.) 12 Boy's 13 god 3 United Stales citizens 4 Underworld 5 Ireland 6 Defeated 7 Superlative su'fflx 8 Throws 9 Italian cily 16 Twisted 18 Snake 20 Snow vehicles 21 Butterflies 22 Newts 24 Cereal grass 28 Sacred image 27 Total 30 Declaims 32 Repeat 34 Parsons' homes 35 Vestiges 36 Abstract being 37 Grooves 39 Unmarried woman 40 Wharf 41 Babylonian Rod 42 Gaze fixedly 45 Slanted type 49 Endures 51 Mohammed's son-in-law 52 Love god 53 Remove 54 Bite 55 Golf mounds 56 Mineral rocks 57 Distress signal DOWN 1 r>yplinn Roddoss 2 Speed contest, 28 Shoshonean Indians 19 Bards 29 Disorder Ids 31 Weirder pltal 33 Humped 25 Persia animal 2S Give forth 38 More 27 Italian hackneyed Island natives 40 Iron 41 Foundations 42 Let it stand .(print.) 43 Hipped 44 Century plant 46 Far (prefix) 47 Hislory mn?e 48 Drinks slowly 50 Stir i I J !S W

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