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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 28, 1955
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W HAINE8, Publlther HARRY A. HAINB8, Editor, AMbUnt PublUbw PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Muitfei Sole National Advertising Repretentatlvei: Wallace Witmer Go.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii.. Entered ai tecond claw matftr »* the poet- otJlco at Blytheville, Arkansai, under act of Congress, October 8. 1917. Member of The Associated Preei SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service li maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 milej, »5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three montlu; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 11150 per year payable In advance. Meditations Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thm ulth the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. — Isaiah 38:5. * * * God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it. — Elizabeth Browning ' Barbs In a truck smashup in Indiana several gallons of molasses were smeared all over the highway. Hurry up, kids — no sulphur! * * * When driving a new car you worry about jel- tfcig Into a wreck. With an old one, you may b« already In It. * * * Many a man keeps his nose to the grindstone so that his wife can turn has up at the neighbors. * * * Nature gave you a neck to hold your head up, b«t pdd« can help out a lot. • * • • When you are trying, things in general aren't ao much so. Our Fire Department Is Good, But Limited, Recent report on the fact that Blytheville might be lowered a notch in its fire rating should not be misconstrued to mean the Blytheville Fire Department has been neglected in ways other than pecuniary. As the report of the examining agency indicates, it is only the high level of training and administration under Fire Chief Roy Head which is giving the city additional consideration and time before lowering of the rating. . It appears to us, who interest .ourselves in fires, that Chief Head and his men are giving the taxpayer a fine volunteer fire department. However, if the department is to keep pace with city growth, the Fire Department must play a new part in budgeting of funds each year. That is, some funds should be set aside annually for purchase of new equipment and replacement of old. Otherwise, the City is going to be faced with digging up some ?20,000 to $40,000 every five years or so ... a problem of finance which probably will have to be faced sometime early this year. Asia's Place in the Budget The annual federal budget always has many stories to tell. Some may lie buried deep in its forbidding pages. One important tale thus embedded in the newest budget has to do with proposed aid to Asia. It takes some hunting, and evidently some talking with budget officials, to pin down the item at all. President Eisenhower recommended that outlays for foreign military, economic and technical assistance to countries all around the world be set at $4.7 billion for the year starting next July. Budget men say that within this total there is a sum of $250,000,000 marked for nonmilitary aid to Asia. The earmarking does not appear, however, in the budget itself. These same officials figure that altogether Asia will get, for both military and nonmilitary use, some 60 to 70 per cent of the new money sought from this Congress by the President. This is a healthy slice,, and it reflects the shifted emphasis in the cold-war struggle from Europe to Asia, now the most critical area. Nevertheless, the 1250,000,000 planned for economic and technical aid must be set down as disappointing. It It obvious that after nearly a decad* of paying out hug* lumi to bol- ster the strength of various free lands which might fall prey to communism, both the American people and their representatives in Congress are not minded to vote for something like a Marshall Plan in Asia. That presumably would tntail outlay of vast billions. Such a plan would not only be unsal- able politically, but economically imprac- • tical in Asian terms. The less developed countries of Asia could not absorb large amounts of aid; they are not equipped to handle it. The result could only be colossal waste, internal corruption, and so on. Still, the presently proposed sum seems unnecessarily small. It suggests, and the evidence appears to indicate, that Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey's conservative attitude toward aid programs prevailed over more ambitious and adventurous ideas about Asian-development. Humphrey is reported to believe that small amounts of aid are all that Asia can effectively use at this stage. Possibly a strong case can be made for this viewpoint. On the other hand, we are dealing with a blunt fact in the shape of a Red China which is making swift and impressive strides in its own development of basic industrial — so-called capital— equipment. The other countries of Asia are not unmindful of this striking growth. They want something like it for themselves. If we do not help them to get it with reasonable dispatch, they might decide to let the Communists help them get it. The Humphrey - sponsored limited program for Asian aid may be, in the strictest business sense, the only practical one. But let's face it. It has none of the boldness, imagination and promise our program should have, if we are to compete with the development China is forcing at breakneck pace by grinding its mass labor in the accepted Communist fashion. VIEWS OF OTHERS Concerning Taxes Polks who Indulge In the good old American custom of howling at the threat of a hike in taxes might do well to take a look at what's happened in Phenlx City, Ala. It would be hard to picture a law-abiding citizen of Phenix City sincerely protesting the recent action of the city commission to increase the city's revenue to the tune of some $90,000 by imposing automobile and garbage-collection taxes. Of course, what takes the sting out of- this particular action is the fact that Phenix City government once fed upon the infected spoils of local gambling and vice rackets. In effect, the responsibility of government is bein gre- stored to the people of Phenix City. A revamped governing body is making up through legitimate taxation the "revenue" which 'once flowed into the coffers from wide-open gambling and vice establishments. The protection of the government theoretically covers all taxpayers, without favor. But in the case of Phenix City, government protection and service obviously favored its "unofficial" taxpayers — the vice barons who paid their taxes under the table. Ironically, Phenix City taxpayers lost a large measure of their voice in their government when they permitted lawless elements to pay the bill. Prior to the Phenix City housecleaning, the case of the law-abiding taxpayer was, in effect, that of "taxation without representation." Now that law and order have returned to the town, Che taxpayer is likely to come nearer to getting his money's worth of government protection and service. Of course, it doesn't necessarily follow that high taxes make for good government. Tax money can be siphoned off by dishonest officials. But one of tjie quickest ways to lose our freedom and equality before the law is to let the dishonest element carry the burden of supporting the government. — Kingsport (Tcnn.) Times-News. SO THEY SAY All any driver needs to do to avoid entanglement with the law is to live by the rules. — Paul Blaisdell, traffic snfety director, Association of Casualty and Surety Companies. * if. * In theory, at least, the whole damned Russian Assembly could walk in. — Sen. Styles Bridges (R., N. H.), on security measures in the Senate chamber. * # ' * I love his (President Eisenhower's) courage for standing for Christian principles. He is not an isolationist and he is not a dfe-hard Republican. — Virginia-born Lady Astor, ex-member of British Parliament. * * * This struggle for peace cannot be won by pacifism or by neutralism or by weakness . . . Aggression is deterred only by a will and capacity to fight for rights more precious than is a debasing peace. — Secretary of State Dulles. * V * The time is now at hand when we can and •hould . . . reduce our aid to ... Western Europe nnd look toward its complete elimination . . . This will be good for both Europe and the United Slates. ~ Ernest T. Weir, chairman, National iUtl Corporation. No Off Season for This Brand of Football Peter Edson's Washington Column — New Budget Js Story in Figures Of Ikes Philosophy of Government WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Brushing aside all the detailed figures accounting for the hundreds of millions of dollars in President Eisenhower's new S62.4 billion budget message, it can be looked at as a document expounding the Republican administration's philosophy of government. It is, from many angles,- what the President calls "moderately progressive." It strives for "a liberal attitude toward the welfare of the people and a conservative approach to the use of their money. . . ." In this latter respect, the new budget message might be classifid . "moderately reactionary." For the first time, requested ap- prqrations for health, education and welfare are greater than re- juested appropriations for agriculture, commerce, general government, foreign aid or the development, of natural resources. THE DIFFERENCES ARE NOT MUCH — measured'in millions of dollars—but they are significant. For here is an admission of how far the country has come along the road towards the much-dammed welfare state of the 1930's. Only the proposed expenditures for national defense—two thirds of the total— for veterans' benefits and for interest on the public debt are now greater than for welfare. Just what the total outlay for these welfare services will be is left rather vague. Special messages are still to come on a new health plan and aids to education. Also, Congress will have something to say on this. While the Republican administration has generally been consid- ered favorable to business, the proposed budget reductions for development of commerce are perfectly consistent and understandable. In several places, President Eisenhower emphasizes his previously expressed desire to take the federal government out of enterprises which compete with private industry. This is perhaps best Illustrated by what the President proposes for the Tennessee Valley Authority. By cutting its expenditures 99 per cent, the Administration has, in effect, frozen TVA at its present size. The cut is $214 million to $2 million. NO ALLOWANCE IS MADE for future expansion of TVA except by some plan, still in development stage, for financing "by menas oth-. er than federal appropriations." This proposal seems certain to renew charges that the administration is determined to kill off TVA. It is bound to create a storm in the new Democratic Congress; far worse, perhaps, than the one stirred up by the Dixon-Yates contract with the Atomic Energy Commission. The budget message also proposes to take the federal government out of other river system development plans, except for the proposed starts on the President's pet Upper Colorado River project and the Fryingpan-Arkansas River development which is also in Colorado. .The ' new system, to be emphasized in the Columbia River basin development, is to have the federal government develop resources in partnership with local' government or private utilities. The budget message proposes to cut the $40 billion defense budget by $1.75 billion in unspecified ways, m.rely by practicing economy. No one can quarrel with any general intent to reduce government expenses. But with some elements of Congress feeling that U.S. defenses have already been cut back too much, this proposal may run into an argument. The foreign aid program is equally vague, with the much- talked-of-aid for Asia and German rearmament figures still to come. Also, there is no breakdown on technical assistance, * ALL IN ALL, on the expenditures side, the new budget has more gaps in it than any submitted in recent years. Some of these gaps are blanketed in a $200 million item for contingencies nowhere explained. On the revenue or taxation side, there is also some indefiniteness. Treasury studies on new tax legislation are not completed, but further tax cuts this year are ruled out. The possibility of tax increases in some fields is not ruled out. The budget will remain unbalanced by an estimated $2.4.billion. The national debt limit will again have to be upped. Further tax cuts are said to be possible next year. But how big they will be, and where they will be, is not revealed. In general, the philosophy of the Administration is to place tax cuts ahead of budget balancing. The purpose is to provide incentives for business to expand further and so increase national income—to yield more taxes—to permit further tax cuts. - Sunday School Lesson— Written for MIA Service By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. "By grace are ye saved through faith." wrote St. Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians i.Ephesians 2:8). He wrote also 11 Timothy 1:11) of "the glorious gospel of the blessed Cod'" Was it of the grace, or of the faith, that he added in phesians 2:8, ''and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." The grace certainly is of God; but faith on man's part is also a gift of God, for it is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance (Romans 2:4). Two great questions challenge the mind: What is grace? and What is Salvation? My dictionary gives 11 definitions of "grace" as a noun, and two definitions of "grace" as a verb. But the definition that concerns us here is "God's free and undeserved favor to and love for mankind." This definition, as well as Paul's emphasis, makes it plain that man is not saved by any merit in himself. Perhaps one might ask first of all, what is Salvation? What does it mean to be "saved"? But deferring that for a moment, it Is worth while to consider this question of man's merit and God's grace. Has man's salvation no relation to his own worthiness? Is it all of God? Most assuredly, what man is has something to do with his salvation, but the better a man may be, conscious of how far he comes short of his own ideal, the less could he aproach God claiming salvation because of what he is. Jesus described those most worthy of salvation ns of a very different spirit (Matthew 25:37-39). I count myself a liberal Christian, but it was with something of a shock that, some years ago I heard a well-known Boston liberal dcclnrc "We arc not suppliants for favors." It was perhaps intended as a rebuke of false humility, the what- -woi'm-nm-I sort of attitude. But neverthclcM 1 was shocked *t the picture of a man going up to God, assuring God of what he was rather than casting himself upon the pardoning grace of God, in consciousness of his falling far short of God's glory. If we are not suppliants, we ought to be. But what does it mean to be saved? There is a conception of salvation that relates .it .chiefly to a condition beyond this life. It would be unfair to suggest that for any religious group .that is the whole of salvation, but it is undoubtedly uppermost in many minds, and is suggested by the importance given to last-hour repentance, or saving rites, in contrast with emphasis on the quality of living. I would not wish to tread on controversial ground, but the New Testament, if it makes man's sal- va tion a matter of future condition, undoubtedly makes it a matter also of present condition and appropriation. Man's salvation is salvation from sin. It is salvation to a new life (II Corinthians 5:17). As the great preacher Robertson of Brighton emphasized in a famous sermon almost 100 years ago, even the spiritual blessings of salvation are present possessions and realities: "ye hath not seen, neither hath ear hear ... the things that God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit" (I Corinthians 1:9, 10). "Hath revealed" is here and now. This is what Robertson called "God's Revelation of Heaven"—a beginning on earth, for whatever may be in the hereafter. I NOTICE in an advertisement that a furniture company has "gossip" benches for sale. Now they shouldn't have nny trouble getting of these At any cost. It wouldn't be a bad idea to put some of those benches in the lobbies of the Courthouse nnd City Hall. The Elks Club cou!:l use two or three. — Chattanooga News-Fret Press. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Cooperation, Skill Win Bridge Games By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service East didn't have a bad penalty double of four spades In today's hand, but it would have been a better double if he had been a better player. To put It bluntly, a player who cannot put up close NORTH (D) 18 * A74 VK 10635 « J7 + A J4 WEST EAST A 10 2 *J V4 V AQJ95 4AQ54 * 10 962 *KQ9632 41085 SOUTH 4KQ98653 ¥87 «K83 *7 Both sides vul. Norlk Cut South Wai 1 V Pane I » 2 * Pas* 3* 3« 4* 4 * Double Pan Pan Pass Opening leikl—V 4 defenses shouldn't make close doubles. West opened hte singleton heart on the assumption that ..he might need to set up a heart trick but would either make or not make club tricks without the need for establishment plays, depending on who hnd the club ace. Dummy played a low heart, and East won with the nine. At the second trick East could have returned .almost anything except the ace of hearts and would still have defeated the contract. Actually East cashed the heart ace, and West tried to aignsl for a diamond shift by play- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - The W'.tNet: Edna Feber's experience with a movie studio will be revived now that Hollywood's about to film her latest novel, "Giant." She went to a movie based on one of her stories and after the showing the studio boss said, "Well, how did you like It?" "It'i a rood movie," replied Edna, "but It Isn't my story. I wonder If you'll let me buy MY'story back If I give It a new title?" The boss thought it over and said: "Okay, Edna, but you've got to give melo option on the movie rights." Edith Terry's explanation for Marilyn Monroe's fame: "Dollii with a shake in their wake alwayi rate a doubletake." Jeff Morrow danced with a movie queen at a Hollywood party and accidentally stepped on her foot. "It's a good thing," she hissed, "that the producer who cast you In 'Captain Lightfoot' never danced tvith you!" MAUREE NO'HARA went for a motor trip with a couple of American pals during a film location in Mexico. During the trip the party was twice stopped at road blocks by Mexican gendarmes. Twice they waved Maureen's car through after she smiled sweetly: "Friends of the governor." "I didn't know you knew the governor," one of her pals said later. "I don't know him," laughed Maureen. "But I met Tom Dewey once." Sequel to the story about the actress who wrote in her biography that she had experience in every FAUCET of show business. Another Irma-brained cutie who worked In a Columbia musical, "Reveille with Beverly," lusted her film credits for another studio's publicity department. Amonf them she included: "Reverly with Beverly." Overheard: "There's only one thing you can be sure of when a woman driver puts out her hand —she's alive." When Paulette G o d d a r d was a reigning empress at Paramount some years back, a studio press agent suggested that he could get a world-wide publicity break for her if she would hold still for a contrived story that her pet dachshund had swallowed all her jewels. Paulette pondered the idea for a mpment, then said: "No, I don't think so. 1 wouldn't want people to think I have only enough Jewell to (111 ONE dachshund." And It was Vivien Leigh who said it when she arrived In Atlanta for the premiere of "Gone With the Wind." The star was met at the railroad station by a band playing "Dixie." Vivien, turned to a Hollywood friend, It's said, and smiled: "Isn't that nice. They're playing the sonf from the picture." MOKIA TURNER was shopping for a sweater and after trying on several the clerk suggested: "Why don't you step outside and try one for whlitlei!" "I Search for Adventure," featuring world-famous adventurers narrating films of their globa.1 experiences, is a new Hollywood tele- film entry for national syndication. Other day famed adventurer Col. ' John D. Craig was about to face the cameras to tell about his exciting and dangerous exploits in 47 different countries and under four oceans. The brave colonel looked at the confusion and general bedlam typical of all movie production, turned pale and said: "Gosh, this can icare a man." The fabulous prewar parties given in Hollywood by Basil Rathbone and his wife, Ouida, cued Danny Kaye on the enormous palace set of "The Court Jester," Eyeing the tables laden with food and drink, banners flying and hundreds of extras in medieval dress, he turned to Rathbone and said: "I didn't know Ouida was fivlnf another party!" Ing the five of diamonds. East failed to take encouragement from this signal. He plunged right ahead with another heart, hoping that his partner would develop a trurnp trick. South drew a breath, ruffed with the king of spades, took out trumps with the queen and ace, and discarded a diamond on the king of hearts. He then proceeded to run the rest of his trumps. When South led his last trump, West and the dummy were each down to two diamonds and two clubs. West dared not discard another club, for then dummy's ace and jack would both be good. Hence West had to part with the queen of diamonds. South now discarded the jack of clubs from dummy and led a diamond. West got his ace of diamonds, but then declarer had the last two tricks with the ace of clubs and the king of diamonds. It was a very neat squeeze, to be sure, but South owed as much to East's cooperation as he did to his own skillful play. LITTLf LIZ— Quite often the girl who ploys dumb is really sincere. *HU* HEBE'S one for the cocktail lounge, trade. A pink elephant, a green rat and a yellow snake entered the cocktail lounge arid sat down at the bar. The bartender noticed them, looked at the clock and said, "You are a little early boys. He ain't come in yet."—Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. POME In Which Is Suggested A Method For Better Human Relations: Don't ever neglect Bestowing respect. —Atlanta Journal "What did the plumber say when he hit his thumb with the manner?" "Shall I leave out the awear words " "Of course." "He didn't say a word." —Fort Myers (Fia.) News-Presi REAL happiness is not costly, but an Imitation of it is very expensive. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. SCHIZOPHRENIA isn't limited to humans.. Comes the next congress, elephant and dontery are likely to show split partislanallty. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A BIG MAN isn't the one who makes no mistakes, but one who Is bigger than nny mistakes hft makes. — Hartwell (Ga.) Sun. 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