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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, KAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Mltor, Anlstwit PubUihar PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soto National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ~" Entered «» second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October >, 1917. Member of Th* Associated Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city oj Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, *1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations If a man have a stubborn son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of hli mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not harken unto them.—Duet. Z1:1S. * * * I do not like punishments. You will never torture a child into duty: but a sensible child will dread the frown of a judicious mother more than all the rods, dark rooms, and scolding schoolmistresses in the universe.—White. Barbs When you figure you're arguing with a fool, isn't there a good chance the other fellow is doing the same thing? * * * . When employes of a gang leader make mistakes In their Jobs, they're not laid off — just out! # * * Little Johnny would be blad to turn all of his school books over to the school paper drive. * * * Everybody tries to solve everybody else's problems, which is why the world Is so full of wrong answers. » * * Now K the time for dad to start worrying about his figure — on the Income tax form. Our Stake in the Suez Canal Most Americans, when they think about the Suez Canal, probably conceive of it as pretty much a British.problem, since it has been pictured for so long as the "lifeline" of Britain's empire. But the fact is, the United States and all free peoples have a great stake in the canal. In the decade since World War II ended, U. S. use of the canal has mounted more than tenfold. A very high percentage of this traffic is represented by the oil import trade which moves north through Suez from the islands of the Persian Gulf and other Middle Eastern points. ' What would happen to this and other vital traffic if the canal were ever blocked off was symbolically illustrated recently when a vessel running this 104- mile course struck a steel structure and temporarily stopped the flow of ships. Without the canal, All craft plying between India, the Middle East and the Atlantic ports of the Western Hemisphere, as well as all European destinations, would have to head around the southern tip of Africa. The cost in time, miles and money would be tremendous, and in an acute moment of free world peril the delay could prove disastrous. For example, a ship bound from a U. S. New England port to Karachi, India, would have to travel 3500 miles farther, take two weeks longer and put out 528,000 more in making the passage. Not too many people around the globe realize that the prized waterway which makes these important savings possible is actually run as a private enterprise, the Suez Canal Company. Both technically and financially, it has a performance record as one of the most efficient operations in modern business history. Last year, for the 27th time, the company slashed its toll charges. As traffic has climbed from 486 ships in 1870 towards 15,000 in 1954, operating economies have been passed on to the canal's users in the best free enterprise tradition. Over the years, the company also has made many improvements, especially toward straightening, widening and deepening the channel which cuts a gash through the desert to link the Mediter- rsn«an and the Red Sea. Fittingly for a roadway of international importance, the Suez is internationally owned and managed. Britain hold* 44 per cent of the company's stock, but has only three of tht 32 directors. The other* represent Egypt, France, The Netherlands and the United States. The firm has an Egyptian charter, with to P«rit and * P*rai»n director general. In 1968, this prosperous business ii scheduled to wind up its affairs, for then its 99-year concession from the Egyptian government runs out. Whatever happens then — a new concession, management by Egypt itself, or some other arrangement — the United States, Britain and other free powers will be deeply concerned that the Suez Canal not only be kept safe, but functioning as well as it has these 80-odd years. Atomic Radiation Not long ago scientists discussing the prospect of wide human damage as result of atomic radiation in the wake of A and H bomb "fallouts" said too little was known about how the explosions might affect the heredity of generations to come. Now a California geneticist, studying the germ cells Which transmit physical characteristics from a human to its offspring, warns that even at present rates of nuclear radiation we ma}' be getting nearly a hundred harmful changes a year in those vital cells. The figure for the 'world is about 1800. These totals estimate roughly the damage We may be doing right now to the new generations. They are infinitesimally small when set against our and the world's present population. But they do not make one feel easier about the future. For this .geneticist, Dr. Sturtevant of California Institute of Technology, says that if we step up atomic radiation to the maximum amount possible without inflicting damage on the bodies of living persons, then about 330,000 babies born in this country each year would have harmful changes in their germ cells. Anybody feel like saying: "Let's drop the bomb"? You shouldn't. VIEWS OF OTHERS Laugh Harder, Live Longer Adjusting their rose-colored glasses, a particularly jolly group of scientists has finally confirmed what we have suspected all along: Laughter is wonderful medicine. And the bigger the dose, the better the results. Laughter can even have far-reaching effects on the digestive system, blood pressure and heart, say the experts. For Instance, when you laugh the diaphragm is lowered and raised vigorously against the right portion of the heart. This acts as a direct stimulant to the heart, increasing the heart rate and the heartbeats. Par-fetched? Not at all. Leading physicians even believe that If people could get off a few more hearty guffaws they would actually laugh off many of their minor physical ailments. Unlike most wonder drugs, laughter is free, available to everyone, can be taken in any quantity and you don't have to see a specialist for a prescription. Of course, as Greville observed, man is. the only creature endowed with the power of laughter — and the only one that deserves to be laughed at. — Charlotte iN. C.) News. Muck-Rakers Another chap whose lightest sentence should be to be forced to take n daily bath in crude oil the rest of his life is the writer about the South who can find only filth and depravity as a subject. The woods for years have teemed witn" this gentry and the result has been untold harm for our section. Other areas have suffered, too, but nothing to the extent we have. And there is simply nothing just or fair in this picture of ignorance and despair which has been presented a sensation-avid world. Realism is all right — but realism also means facts and truth. And some of the trash that has been written and widely -sold is as devoid of truth as a polecat is of perfume. If it were truth alone written about our section no matter how realistically it can be presented, we could stand it with good grace. We would have to, or forfeit our claim to honesty. But the muckrakers want to part of truth. They can libel with impunity and turn a pretty penny by so doing. We don't mean to advocate the magnolia and julep school of Southern writing by any manner of means for it is vapid and illusory as the other school is vicious and dirty. But why don't publishers and national publications look with somewhat more honest eyes upon the moral Integrity of some of the trash they buy and publish? The whole country, we thintt, would be grateful, — Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. SO THEY SAY Once the terror of the atomic weapons has been banished . . . there will be such a liberation of thinking and such a liberation of human fears that everything will go ahead successfully. — West German Chancellor Adenauer. * * * Life In jail Is great for /at people. I'm Just right, now. — John Rosaco, 41, loses 45 pounds In Mineola, N. Y., Jnll. * * * I nm not going anywhere to beg anybody for anything. — UN's Dag Hammarskjold, on trip to Jt«4 Obku. to 44MUM U. «. prlioner*. Maybe, This Time? Peter fdson'i Washington Column — Barkley's Book-P. ML or M. P.? — TV Tax Movie Starts Hassle WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Sen. Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky, the former "Veep", has been having his fun during the last two years of his temporary retirement, as the author of his best-selling autobiography, "That Reminds Me." In writing this book, Author Barkley had a little argument with his editor, Sidney Shallett. The Veep wanted to make the book serious. Shalett contended that a serious book about Barkley wouldn't be Barkley. In the end Shallett won. But when a member of Mr. Barkley's family went into a high- class San Francisco bookstore not long ago, to buy a copy of "That Reminds Me" as a gift for a friend, the clerk haughtily declared: "I arn sorry, but we don't carry joke books." More recently, at a New York literary tea, Author Barkley was presented to Cass Canfield, Harper's magazine publisher. Barkley couldn't quite place Canfield, though the name rang a faintly familiar bell. So when Mr. Canfield expressed regrets, that he had not received a copy of 'That Reminds Me' for review purposes, Veep Barkley —not above doing a little merchandising for his own product- set Canfield back on his heels with the comment: "I don't see How you missed it. It was on sale in every bookstore in the country." DEFENSE SECRETARY Charles E. Wilson has developed some pat answers which he gives to the questions shot at him most frequently. One of these questions concerns the proposed reduction of the U. S. armed forces. Wilson's answer runs something like this: "I think we put too much emphasis on the numbers game. If we had had twice as many men under arms during the past two years, It would not have changed a single world event." THE ABBREVIATION now being given to President Eisenhower's program to make over the Republican Party along "progressive-moderate" lines is "P.M." Any similarity to the late, unlamented left-wing New York newspaper, "P.M" is of course purely coincidental. But for this very reason, perhaps, it may be advisable to refer to the new movement as "moderate-progressive." The only chances for confusion over the initials "M.P." would be with Members of Parliament or Military Police," which wouldn't be so bad. DURING THE Roosevelt-Truman era in Washington, Republicans used to beat the Democrats over the head for trying to legislate by executive orders or international executive agreements. Issued from the White House under the President's broad powers, these executive orders had the force of law without having been approved 'by Congress. Ohio Sen. John Bricker's proposed Constitutional amendmentr- which was defeated in the last Congress and has been reintro- Sunday School Lesson— Written for H1A Seme* By WILLIAM E. G1LROY, D.D. Recently, on a return visit to a church in which f had served for a time I had the pleasure and the honor of standing before the pastor and his wife in the presence of the congregation, and baptizing their little babe. The minister had requested me to use the formula "in the Name of the Father, the Son. and the Holy Ghost"—the Holy Ghost instead of the Holy Spin!.. It is the words "Holy Spirit" that, are probably more commonly used today, and I noticed that in the minister's prayer and other references during the church service he himself used the words "Holy Spirit." I felt that it would perhaps be an impertinence to ask him why he preferred the words "Holy Ghost" in the baptismal service, v/hile he otherwise referred to the "Holy Spirit"; but nevertheless I wondered somewhat about the dis Unction. j My impression is that in the baptism of his child he preferred the ancient formula, while in his ministry he made a prevalent concession to a dislike of the word "Ghost," because of associations that tend to suggest something weird and uncanny, rather than holy. But the incident seems to suggest questions in many minds concerning the Holy Ghost, or the Holy Spirit. To orthodox believers .belief does not imply a lack of mystery in the conception of the Trinity- One God in Three Persons; Father. Son, and Holy Ghost. I cannot profess in any way to explain that mystery. It is a matter In which 1 think we may be well advised to stick very closely to what (he Bible has to say. The Bible everywhere empha- \ sizes the moral find spiritual nature of God. But, In contrast with what has happened during the Christian centuries of the church, there is little ccnccrninK. the sort of motn- physical questions and .speculation* that from ancient time* to our own have rent Christendom in bitter controversial wars. Could all this have happened if men had believe above all else ;hat God is Love? The New Testament makes plain the reality of the Holy Spirit, and what the Scriptures call "the baptism of the Holy Ghost." Jesus spoke of the Comforter who could come, a spirituaJ Presence; continuing after He had gone on what His earthly bodily presence had been to His disciples. He did not define the exact nature of that Spirit, but it was manifestly so entirely related to imselt, that, we may be Justified in referring to it, as we often do, as "the real presence of Christ," The baptism of the Spirit undoubtedly represented an endowment was a progress from belief to complete consecration. And I am always mindful that when Paul would emphasize the nature of the Spirit he defined it in its fruit tEphcsians :9; GalaLians 5:22, 23). The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a baptism of holiness in Ufe ana action. It is to that experience ttiat every professing Christian should aspire. IF YOU think you have trouble supporting your wife, just try not supporting her! — Carlsbad (N.M) Current-Argus. LITTLE LIZ— f Jet plorws weren't the first to Crock the sonic barrier. High- school cheerleaders have been doing it lor years. t» u « duced in the new session—is intended to curb this use of executive power. President Eisenhower's recent executive order setting up new standards on the 'Buy America" act was in part a use of this power. The President lowered the allowable difference between a O. S. producer's bid and a foreign bid from the maximum of 25 per cent to a new spread of S to 10 per cent. This action makes it unnecessary for Congress to pass any new legislation on the subject. It Is extremely doubtful if an amendment to the law, doing the same thing as the President's order, could have been passed even by the new Democratic-controlled Congress. « • • THERE'S A MAJOR hassle over a new television movie, "Citizen Dave Douglas." It was produced by National Tax Equality Assn., a registered lobby working for repeal of tax exemptions granted to cooperative*;. As an educational, documentary film, "Citizen Dave Douglas" was offered free in kinescope form to local TV stations. The Cooperative League of America, however, has branded "Citizen Dave Douglas" as a "clever and insinuating attack on credit unions, savings and loan associations, co-ops, mutual savings banks and mutual insurance firms." The Co-op League has sent out a warning to 630 U. S. TV stations that any of them using "Citizen Dave Douglas" shows may be requested to give equal time to telling the other side of the story. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Think Play Out— Then Give Answer Br OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service What do you think of East's double of four hearts In today's hand? Put yourself In East's place, and imagine that you are playing in a national tournament. South is a pretty good player, neither the best nor the worst in the country. Should you double four hearts or should you pass? There's no question in my mind: WSST 497491 IfJ «<3J»7«3 * 2 NORTH (D) II AJ5 ¥884 4> AK.J * A 8 7 « S EAST *A8 VKQ93 *104 * K 10 9 8 3 SOUTH * K Q 10 « VAJ1071 • 81 Nortk <•* North-South vul South We* Put' IV P«« PlH 2 4 Pill Double Past Pul 1 NT. 4 V Pas. Opening lead— 4 * you should pus. The hand obviously belongs to the opponents since they have bid strongly and your side has never entered the auction. If lour hearts Is » bad contract, East-West will have an automatic good score; (or then few other North-South pairs will reach the bad contract. If olur hearts Is a good contract, It Is pointless to double It. And If four hearts Is one of those In-between contracts, the double may steer South Into the winning line of play. At mo* MM*i W«t ofwawl the Erfkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: It's already an unhappy New Year for Dean Martin, who has the Income tax blues. "They keep telling me everything comes off the top—that I can deduct It. Well," he's wailing, "It's now coming off the sldei, too." But it's a hapy 1955 for Peggy Dow, who has had a mad-on at Universal-International studio q.ver since she married wealthy T»xan Waller Helmerlch, III, and turned her back on her career. She will he free of her seven-year pact with the studio this year and pals say she will resume acting alter freedom day. Sterling Hayden wants $250,000 in damages because Prank Sinatra was billed over him in 'Suddenly.' His contract, he claims, promised equal billing. Llberace, far from being benched by that heart condition, is working up a rendition of Lilian Roth's song "I'll Cry Tomorrow" for one of his TV stanzas. Bob Hope's gift to his Dolores before taking off for Greenland —a diamond, necklace. . . . MOM wants Marlon Brando for the Olcln- awan in the film version of 'Teahouse of the August Moon." CLARK GABLE just topped one of Spencer Tracy's gags. Quite an achievement because Tracy pulled the gag 18 years ago I Framed and hanging on a wall in Gable's home is a flattering Hong Kong newspaper review of his 1937 movie, "Parnell," which was panned by critics everywhere. The now fading clipping was sent to him by Tracy, who wrote across the top: 'Well, at least they love you in Hong Ron*-." After being mobbed by- Hong Kong fans recently during a film location there, Gable cabled Tracy four words: 'And they still do!" Fan to Spike Jones: "Mr. Jones, I saw your movie, 'Fireman, Save My Child,' eight times." Spike: "Can I mrgest a good psychiatrist?" Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, who penned "Pat and Mike" to give Katharine Hepburn a chance to shine as an athlete, are planning a film for Claudctte Colbert to show off her skill as a rifle range deuce of clubs, whether or not East doubled. When there was no double to guide him, declarer invariably finessed the club at the first trick. East won the first trick with the king of clubs and returned the suit lor West to ruff. That, of course, was the end for poor South. He lost the first two tricks and was sure to lose the ace of spades and at least one trump later on. The situation was quite different when East doubled. South was careful to go up with the ace of clubs at the first trick. It was then just a matter of limiting the loss to one club, one spade, and one trump. At the second trick South led a low trump from dummy. East played low, and South won a finesse with the jack. South got back to dummy with the ace of diamonds and led another trump. When East put up the queen, declarer played low. Now what was East to do? East might take the king of clubs and return the ten of clubs, to dummy's queen, but declarer could then take another trump finesse, draw the last trump, and then knock out the ace of spades. East could make only three tricks, and declarer was bound to make his doubled contract. criokshot. TONY DEXTER is waiting (or the green light on the Italian production of 'Don Juan." . . , Add the name of Fernando Lamas to the list of prematurely gray Hollywood male stars like Jeff Chandler. Like Jeff, he refuses to dyt his locks. Publishers have been after Lillian Oish for years to write her iUtoblography but she tells me: "I'm not ready to write it. Anyhow, how can I write when I don't know how to »pe!l?" Inflation, note: A Los Angeles dime-a-dance mill just raised th« price to 25 cents a dance. . . . Now that Kita Hayworth Is back in the Columbia fold, it will be "Together Again" with Qlenn Ford. They'll costar in the studio's big religious epic, "Joseph and His Brethren." DEBRA PAGET is saying pretty-please to her Fox bosses for permission to accept more live TV offers. So Is Tommy Noonan. . . . Moira Shearer's retirement plans tie in with the emergence of her husband, Lucovid Kennedy, as a top playwright. His "Murder Story" opens in London soon. . . . They say that Marilyn Monroe, that bookworm, Is now carrying a. copy of "Plutarch's Lives' under her arm. "One of the happiest endings at the movies," says Bill Ballance. "is that last crunch of popcorn by the person sitting behind you." Short Takes: Latest poll of TV fans reveals 82 per cent are receptive to pay-as-you-see home screen entertainment. . . . The stork is hovering over the Jane Powell-Pat Nerney home. Humility note: Julius LaRosa's Income in 1W4 wan JSOO.OOO. THE TAX Foundation is a private non-profit organization devoted to "development of more efficient government at less cost to th« taxpayer." It just published a book. Facts and Figures on Government Finance, 1054-1955. So far, the Foundation has sent us, separately, five copies. Which makes us glad the Foundation is private, and understand why It's non-prolit. — Charlotte (N.C.) News. NEXT to understanding ail about the Dixon-Yates contract, the hardest thing In the world Is to admit that you do not understand It. —Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. COLD weather Is that period when they can get all of the swimmers out of the English Channel and Great Lakes. — Greensboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. HE OAZED admiringly at the chorine's costume. "Who made her dres.s?" asked his companion. "I'm not sure," came the reply, but I imagine that it was the police. — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE TROUBLE with the electronic computers and mechanical brains that are going to figure out the taxes of big companies Is that they don't help them pay them. — Lexington Herald. A BRITISHER apologized for stabbing a lady, explaining he thought she was his wife. Always the gentleman, a Britisher. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. 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