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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second, class matter at the post- ottice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city at Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 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 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat. — Acts 27:3fi. * * # God is glorified, not by our groans, but our thanksgivings; and all good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer. — Wriipple. Barbs Look out for the fellow with a proposition that won't hold water—he's liable to be a sponger. # # * You can alwyas tel! when a person who says he's on a diet doesnt stick to it. Figures don't lie. # * * Lots of girls are using flavored lipstick so it's only fair that men quit eating onions. # # # People who will start to rave when they begin making out their income tax reports can be divided into two classes— men and women. # * * Wintertime politeness these days consist of a man getting up in a bus to let a woman sit down and possibly freeze. Chino's Offshore Islands For more than five years, Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist government have been living off the hope that some day soon they would return to the Chinese mainland. This hope is deeply involved in the present island combat eiose off the mainland shore. It is not only the Nationalists on Formosa and other islands who are sustained by this hope. Millions of Chinese live abi'oad in other Asian lands, and most still give allegiance to Chiang. The generalissimo's stock among Chinese at home, however, was not high when he fled the mainland in ,1949, and no one can fairly say how many wished he could recon- quer Communist-held territory. But surely there must be a sizable number. Chiang is a political realist. According to all reports, he has understood for a long time that the only chance of fulfilling the Nationalist hope is to have the Far East flame into major war. In an all-out conflict, the Communist regime in China might be crushed to clear the way for Chiang's restoration. In such a war, of course, the major burden of assault would presumably be borne by the United States and whatever allies would lend support. Without tliat kind of war, the task develops upon Chaing's own forces, and not even the most optimistic American congressman any longer contends that they could do the job. From the beginning, an attack built around Nationalist armies would always have required major naval and air assistance from the United States. That is true now, and the problem is further complicated by the advancing age of Chiang's men. The key fact here is that the United States is not willing to lend Chiang the air and naval aid he would need, even if his armies were otherwise fit for the task. Substantially this has always been our position. The most we have ever done for him was to give him money, equipment and technical guidance and turn him loose to do what he could alone. We are not even willing any longer to leave him free for whatever assault he might make on the mainland. We have discouraged him from major activity, and our talk of a UN cease fire in the coastal area obviously'is rooted in the notion that he would be strictly limited. Throughout Chiang's five years on Formosa, the fringe of coastal islands has served as the frontier from which he prodded the mainland. These, were th,e territories the Nationalists'" properly viewed as the high watermark or their hope for an eventual return. Their very closeness to the mainland made them an especially powerful symbol. If they should now be lost, that hope actually an illusory thing all the way, would be dashed. Non-Red Chinese in many areaa would understand the blunt truth. Morale would tumble, including that of Chiang's forces on Formosa. This is important to the United States, for whatever naval and air aid we are willing to throw into the defense of Formosa, we are counting on Chiang's ground troops for whatever land action might be needed there. So it is that we have devised a policy that we trust will somehow keep this slim Nationalist facade of hope standing by fending off the Reds from at least some of the key coastal isles. We have adopted a posture intended to be sufficiently threatening to impress the Communists, but sufficiently vague not to commit us flatly to the defense of territory without real strategic value to America. VIEWS OF OTHERS Evil Omen In Fiscal Sky More and more major American cities are eyeing the earnings tax as a convenient device to rescue municipal finances from a sea of red ink. It is a grim warning 10 Charlottesns Watching revenue needs of the Queen City grow as the population grows, it is also an unhappy omen for fringe area residents who earn their salaries inside the city but live just outside the grasp of the municipal tax collector. Seven major cities have adopted municipal income levies since 1939 — St. Louis, Mo., Louisville, Ky., Philadelphia and Fittsburg, Pa., and Toledo, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Most of the ordinances adopted in the various cities are cut to the same pattern, according to The American City. All tax nonresidents for work done for services rendered within the borders oft he taxing city. Levies are also applied to the family breadwinner who lives in the city but works in a nearby community. The various ordinances require employers within the city's jurisdiction to withhold the tax from the employe's pay and to submit these withholdings to the city tax collector at specified periods. AH major cities involved set a flat rate of taxation, and none provides for a graduated rate. Most of the cities levied a ona-half of one per cent rate, although a few have levied a flat one per cent. Philadelphia has the highest rate — one and one-fourth per cent, A growing number of small cities is adopting municipal income taxes, too. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Department of Internal Affairs reports that 3^5 units of local government in Pennsylvania alone were levying some form of income tax last year. Unhappily, this system means one more .unwelcome hand in the wage earner's pay envelope. This "Jast resort" form of municipal taxation should be avoided if possible. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. 'Whoopee 7 , Maybe Our older cousins, the British, are working themselves into quite a state these days over a matter which, to them, is dead serious. They are disturbed over how many "hips" should precede a "hurrah." The letter column of the London Times is the forum by which the argument is being pressed with full vigor. One school of thought holds there should be only two hips, but another just as staunchly maintains ' there should be three. Now we favor economy and time-saving in all things, so we find ourselves lining up with those who would limit the hips to two. Considering all the ceremony the Brutish use, they might find that the smaller number would save them a surprising amount of time in the space of a year. We maintain that three hips might suggest a degree of inebriation. Two would be mored ignified without sacrificing any enthusiasm. Or the matter might be compromised by just saying "whoopee" and letting it go at that. — Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Middle of The Road Among all these rocks of extremism the public man must steer a middle course or else be- cpme an extremist himself. When, however, he tries to take the middle of the road on everything, he becomes a fence sitter, afraid to make decisions, afraid to uike a stand on anything, a slave to that vacilhtin? attitude of on the one hand this and on the other hand that. The mid- dle'of the road can lead to disaster. For if you want to avoid a wreck, you get in the proper lane and stay in it. — Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. SO THEY SAY The need for eternal vigilance against subversion . . . becomes more necessary with the world wide rise of "neutralism" and intensified Soviet propaganda of "peaceful coexistence."—FBI Director Hoover. * * * The evidence of higher hospital incidence or morbidity rates of males strongly implies they are the sicklier and more hospitalized sex.—Dr. Frank Dickinson, director, Public Health Service. » * * Let the general good be our yardstick on every great issue.—President Eisenhower, to 84th Congress. * * * The Immediate outlook from all four corners of the world seems to be for world peace ... It Is my opinion that we will continue to gain friends and to grow stronger at home economically and militarily.—Albert schwabacher, Investment counselor. "I'm Going to Ask Me for a Raise This Session" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Strauss Law; Handbag Solution; Falling Hair, Kilocycle Kops WASHINGTON —(NEA)—Admi] Lewis Strauss, as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, feels he has had more than his fair share of troubles with Congress and the public. These troubles have arisen over such things as the atomic energy law, the Dixon-Yates contract for private power in the Tennessee Valley, and the Oppenheimer security case. ' Admiral Strauss told the National Press, Club that the main purpose of AEC's public information department was to keep him out of trouble. But even these ^killed public relations men haven't been able to do that, so he has hired a personal, special assistant to work on this problem. He is Everett Holies, former Mutual Broadcasting system commentator. As an expression of how sensitive he is about public relations,, Admiral Strauss has written what he calls the Strauas law: "If anything bad can possibly happen, it probably will." When U. S. Ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce was in Washington last summer, she complained about having to carry around a woman's handbag, with all the things in it that women carry in handbags. When Mrs. Luce returned to Washington recently, it was observed that she 1 carried no handbag to conferences. Instead, she carried all the things she used to carry in a handbag in her brief case. She had done away with the handbag she detested so much— by getting a bigger one. As a sample of red tape slowing up the U. S. refugee immigration program. Scott McLeod, State De- partment security administrator, points to one requirement that all applicants state on their public health declaration whether they have ever had falling hair. Mr. McLeod says he never could see the need for this and similar questions, though he admitted he was not a medical expert. Cracked one balding member of the press corps: "Who doesn't have falling hair?" The name "Kilocycle Kops" has been stuck on the Federal Communications Commission Engineering and Monitoring Bureau. It investigate. 1 ; atmospheric noises that interfere with radio and television signals. Here's an odd case recently uncovered: Monitoring for interference In Portland, Ore., a mobile unit traced a strange signal to an apartment house. A homemade shortwave receiver was found. It had been discarded by its owner two years before, but the power cord was left plugged in and the switch was turned "On." The (ire and interference hazard was ended, and the owner was given an explanation on why his Ijght bills had been so high. Senator Bob Kerr (D-Okla) announced in a recent newsletter to his constituents that he will strive during this session of Congress to, "Amend the tax law to benefit the many Instead of the few." In response to a query, however, the Senator's office makes clear that this resolution does not apply to any changes in the tax laws which give big depletion allowances to the producers of oil and natural gas, of which he himself is one. Sunday School Lesson— Written for K1A Service By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. When Jesus spoke of His earthly mission He defined it in various ways. To Pilate He said (John 18:37), that Pie was born, and came into the world "to bear witness unto the truth." He said, in the story of His bringing salvation to Zacchaeus (Luke ,19:19), that He had "come to seek and to save that which was lost." In the interview with the Woman of Samaria, at Jacob's Wei! (John 4>, when the woman spoke of the Messiah. Jesus said: "I that speak unto thee am He." But the great, all-inclusive mission of Jesus was as Life-Giver. • Speaking of Himself as the Good Shepherd, caring for the sheep, even to the giving of His life for them, and in contrast with those who, sought to steal, kill, and destroy, Jesus said: "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10). It is as the great Life-Giver that Jesus stands in contrast with the worldly great. Life-taking, in manifold ways is the appalling and terrible record of life on earth since man began. Recently, I have been renewing a slight acquaintance with ancient history, particularly of Greece and Rome. An outstanding impression is of the almost constant warfare; ambitious strife between leaders, war and rivalry between small states and regions until they were nil ultimately destroyed. And it was the same In the oarly history of the British Isles, and in the Middle Ages; with small European states in almost constant warfare and rivalry. Here, too, all romantic notions of chivalry and humanity receive a rude shock In the grim .post-battle picture of the general butchery of the wounded on the field of battle. One can hardly exaggerate the blackness and horror of It ill; and yet in our own 20th century it has been capped with the greatest destruction of all; with even the products of our supposed progress utilized for the planned murder of millions. In such a world thftre might seem irony in a Man of Light and Power declaring that His mission in the world was to save life," and to enlarge its blessings. But there is no Irony in the outcome. In this world of evil and darkness, Jesus of Nazareth has brought life to millions. Above all, His mission of life-saving goes on, with its supreme challenge to the powers of destruction, In the Beginning of His earthly mission Jesus made disciples, and to these He gave the great commission (Matthew 28:19, 20), to go into all the world and make disciples. From these a life-giving stream has flowed to mankind. Even in a physical sense life-saving forces today are arrayed against life-destroying forces as never before. Medical science,, sanitation, good - health agencies, are at work in a world strangely mixed In Its actions and motivations. But spiritually, and in the sense that Jesus carne to give life, the forces of life-taking and destruction and challenged as never before. For the first time in history, if half of what the scientists tell Is true, man has the power to wipe out life on earth. Against that possible suicide,, the only alternative is the life-saving power of the Christ. ACTUALLY, sitting on a pin now and then can be comforting. How better, can you appreciate, since she won't brag, th»t mother has been biwy sewing »f»in? — Laurel (Mi«.) leader-Gill. What Senator Kerr's letter to the Oklahoma voters was intended to convey is that he is planning to have the U. S. income tax exemption raised from the present $600 to $700 a person. During the last session of Congress, Senator Kerr joined with Democrats Walter George of Georgia and Allen J. Frear, Jr., of Delaware to make this $100 increase In exemption effective. But the Elsenhower administration opposed the idea and It never got to first base. Senator Kerr does not believe tax depreciation for oil and gas producers benefits just the few,. He claims it benefits the many and that If it were not in effect, oil and gas prices would be higher than they now are, through decreased production. It will probably take a Congressional Appropriations committee investigation to drag out all the facts, but t'he Eisenhower budget cut of Tennessee Valley Authority funds from $214 million this year to only $2 million for next year was not the Idea of TVA officials. The original TVA request for new construction funds is now a closely guarded secret. Government agencies aren't supposed to talk about how much their initial requests for funds are cut by the Budget Bureau and the White House. But H was generally known beforehand that TVA has big plans for expansion to meet Its constantly expanding power market. These plans were crushed aside while the administration thinks up new plans for financing power development by some means other than direct government appropriation. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE There's o Reason For Thii Bidding By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service You might be forgiven for believing that the North-South cards in today's hand were bid by a pair of lunatics. Dangerous luna- NORTH (D) 4 AKQ105 VK7 « K10 4AKQ94 EAST 4AS83 V A65 •AJ982 4J SOUTH *J74 V 1083 • 7843 41063 Both sides vul. tut South WeM Double Pass 1». Double Pass 1 * J V 4 A Double Past Pass Pass Opening lead—f Q WIST *62 VQJ942 »Q5 48752 Nortk 1* tic,'!, at that. The truth Is that North 'and South were part of a highly expert and very successful team of four. This was, however, one of the times they were not particularly successful. Part of the explanation Is the fact that they were 2700 points behind, with only 16 hands to piny. This hand, as we shall sec, did nothing to help them. You may wonder why South responded to the takeout double In his three-card spade suit. It was clear that North had-good support for spades, and South hoped to Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(KEA)—Uncovering Hollywood: Clark Gable finally flipped his lid and Informed Pox press agents he wants no further publicity on his romance with Kay Spreckles. One drum- beater for the studio, where he's working- in "Soldier of Fortune," noticed some Sprecklels sugar cubes on a commissary table reserved for Oable and walled: "Now we're all tolnf to be In trouble." The gags are still popping all over town since Marilyn Monroe announced she would like to star in Dostoevski's "The Brothers Kar- amazov." "If she can ipell It," sayi. Alan Wllion. "she should have It." dagsters insist a couple of new Fox films will be: The Brothers Karamazov in "The Marilyn Monroe Story" and "Seven Brides for the Brothers Kara- mazov." And this sign was placed in the window of a Beverly Hills book store by a tongue-in-cheek clerk: "Sorry, but we are all out of the Marilyn Monroe edition of "The Brothers Karamazov." T1TA PURDOM'S worried about the nervous condition of her eldest daughter. Blames the family troubles for the child's ill health. . . . Geordie Hormel's talking about giving up his career as a jazzman in favor of an executive position in the family meat packing business in Chicago. Dan Dailey's sister, a New Yorker singer, bills herself as I. Lovett Dailey. And that's my nomination for the trick name of the.year. The Vic Mature-Dorothy Mature divorce case now won't hit the courts until June. As a tribute to Vic. who finished his long Fox contract with "Violent Saturday," studio publicists will keep intact office No. 221V4 with his name lettered on the door. For years the star had fun inviting dignitaries to "meet me in my office." The door opens Into a washroom! JOAN COLLINS, the zingy British doll imported for "Sir Walter Raleigh," is consulting attorneys about grounds for a divorce from actor Maxwell Reed .English law demands naming of a corespon- dent, but Joan, the estranged hubby and the studio hope to avoid that extreme. Honesty - in - the - Jungle note: A theater manager complimented stay out of trouble by making the cheapest possible response. North couldn't be criticized for raising to two spades, but the actual jump to four spades was based not on the North cards but rather on a belief in Santa Glaus. When the hand was over, it was the opponents who had reason to believe in Santa Claus. West opened the queen of hearts, dummy put up the king, and East won with the ace. East returned a heart to his partner's nine, and West switched to the queen of diamonds. Dummy covered once again, and East took the top diamonds and led a third diamond for dummy to ruff. Declarer next led the king of spades from dummy, and East held off. South couldn't risk another round of trumps or the slaughter would have been even worse. He began, instead, to lead East ruffed the second round of clubs, drew a round of trumps with the ace, and then punched out dummy's last trump with another diamond. East could now ruff the third round of clubs and hold South to five tricks. The penalty was 1400 points on a hand that wasn't even bid to game by the East-West players in the other room. Gordon Scott, the ex-Las Vegas lifeguard, on his first performance us Tarzan in "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle." "It was easy," replied Scott, "All I had to do was ask the director: 'Am I happy In this scene or am I sad? 1 " Although the U. S. Marines cooperated with Warners during filming of "Battle Cry," word has now reached west coast units not to tie up in any way in publicity for the picture. It's a puzzler. . . , Claudette Colbert is being rumored and announced for half a dozen films. But don't be surprised if she announces her own independent production company. She's been offered fabulous backing;. BOB HOPE SAID IT about a youthful Air Force officer: "He was so young he was wearing an eagle on one shoulder and a Howdy-Doody button on the other." Talking about salads, George Burns said: "I like mixed greens—fivei, ten* , and twenties." Jeff Donnell nixed a good role in Columbia's "The Calico Pony" because "they couldn't give m« definile assurance that I'd have .Saturdays off to rehearse for my part on the George Qobel Show. I don't want to give up playing Alice Gobel. It's much too important to me." Richard Arlen's 21-year-old la serving a hitch in the Marines. . . .It's a policeman role next for Alan Ladd In his Independent movie, "The Darkest Hour." Edith Terry dated a director with graying hair and when kidded about their age difference she replied: "He doesn't look so old when he's wearing his money." LITTLf LIZ— A budget is a schedule thot shows what the money should Have been spent for. »nu» ACTUALLY, It probably Isn't lair or reasonable to ask some mean, spoiled, inclvll, suspicious, irascible, ill-tempered people to reform—for it would be throwing away the achievement of a lifetime of unsparing practice. — Montgomery Advertiser. "DOCTOR." he said, "my trouble is my dreams. I always dream the same thing. Girls, lightly clad girls, running In and out of my room at the wee hours of the morning. "Ah, yes—and you want me to make you stop dreaming about these girls?" "No, no—I want you to make them stop slamming the door."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. A LEADING industrialist has |L simple formula to help workers get along with their bosses, and vice versa. It is: Practice the Golden Rule and have effective communications. A little of this in our personal life would make sense, too.— Portsmouth Star. Famous Names Answer to Previout ACROSS 1" Sawyer" 4" Horsemen of the Apocalypse" 8 " , poor Yorick" 12 Eggs 13 Preposition 14 Fabric band 15 Seine 16 Thrifty souls 18 Dance 20 Cook 21 Legal matters 22 Roman date 24 Reclined 28 Brazilian city 27 Fold 30 Expunger 32 Husband of Isli 34 Moon goddesi 35 "The Merchant of 36 Worm 37 Distant (prefix) 39 Always 40 "Trail of tht Lonesome 41 Musical syllable 42 Spanish gentleman 45 Chirp 49 Gave 51 Frozen water 52 Askew 53 Ireland 54 Exclamations of surprise 55 Civet assent M High cards 97 Negative word DOWN 1 H. G. Wells' " Bungay" 2 Bake chamber 3 Ingredients 4 Clenched hands 5 Formerly 6 Ideal state 7 Decay 8 One of the "Three Musketeers" 8 Buddhist monk 10 Imitates 11 Dispatched 17 Fold 19 Intelligence 23 Herd 25 War sod 26 Smooth, as feathers 27 Lack 28 Insects 41 Ocean movements 42 Bridge , 43 Therefore 44 Require 24 Majesty 40 Postures 29 Belgian river 46 Lived 31 Whole 47 Resound 33 Motionless 38 Baltic language 48 Remainder 50 Educational organization (ab.) I/ 6 IB IH 36 If * V W M !/> 2 /i M 3 Zl ^ fl m * ¥ ij t>. ^ H fl i m ib i Ml M !* ; M W '^ J6 Ife 7 m « 32 *. m % 17 M m 41 8 H m a Hi t a \ Sf 57 K> » W II t) 18 H

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