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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad«rtising Manager Bolt National Adrertlsing RepresentatlYM: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered u second class matter at the post- oKic» at BljtheTille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- freu, October 9, 1917. Member of Tin Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the cltj of BlytherUle or any wburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 3Sc per week. By mall, within a radius o{ 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1125 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $15.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations And the anfcl of the Lord said unto her. Behold, thou art with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.—Genesis 16:11. * * * Sanctified afflictions are spiritual premonitions.—Matthew Henry. Barbs Funny how many people kick about the cold weather when on the themometer it all amounts to naught—or less. * * VA lot of the dull people are the ones who have a.. ..habit of being too blunt with their friends * * * Bandits got $4000 out of a doctor's office safe. We'll bet other doctors would like to know his collection methods. * * * When the Ice skating and skiing bug bites some people it makes them break out in the darn- dest-tooking clothei. * * * A bandit robbed a hotel in an Indiana town and. strangely, didn't leave a thing when he checked out. A Group of Public Servants Often Seen, Little Heralded To the boys who man and who in past years have manned the school patrol posts in front of BIytheville's public schools, should come some sort of recognition. These lads are on their job each school morning on even the foulest days. Most of the time, they go about their duties with a cheerful willingness often missing in their elders during those early morning and late-in-the-day rush periods. A cursor}' search of our records indicates these posts have been accident free in the several years the students have been on the job—a record which speaks pretty plainly for the seriousness with which the youngsters have tackled their task. On the other hand, these youthful public servants are learning some of the prime lessons of citizenship in dealing with their fellow students and the general public. It is to their credit they have learned these lessons so well. Talking About Winter. . . A lot of the country is getting a taste of winter the like of which it hasn't known for seven years, By the Mild measures of recent times, what happened even in the relatively cold, snowy season of 1947-48 ranks as an "old- fashioned" winter. That means we've been pretty old-fashioned lately. But maybe we ought to look back to a real winter, just to keep our sense of balance. Anybody remember the one in 1935-36? If you weren't in the crib stage, or other wise confined to bed, frostbite was a daily peril for weeks on end. The blanket of icy cold spread from the Sierra Nevada-Cascade ranges in the Pacific states across to the eastern seaboard. Let's see how it affected just one spot, Chicago, right in the middle of it all. For 32 days, starting on Jan. 20, 1936, Chicago had an average temperature of FIVE degrees above zero. Yes, we said average, the mean reading for all hours of the day and night. In that period, the thermometer plunged to 16 or 17 below on about four separate occasions. It hit at least 10 below 10 or a dozen times. It was below zero so much of the time the local newspapers were running out of minus signs. Lake Michigan, 118 miles wide at its broadest point froze over for the first time in the 20th Century and one of the few times knpwn to man. On the blightest, warmest days In this frigid spell, the mercury rarely ever climbed above 15 degrees above zero. The city, like much of the country, was grip- •ped by icy atmosphere as relentless—if not as severe— as the fabled cold of continental Siberia. Then, one night well along in February, the Arctic weather released its grasp. A radio announcer, announcing dance band numbers from a night club, digressed to bring the cheerful news; "Ladies and gentlemen, spring has come to Chicago. It's all of 30 degrees!" The siege was over. Still feel cold? VIEWS OF OTHERS Mouths Of Babes The snapper was at the end of the story. But let's begin at the beginning. In solemn array sat the House Ways and Means Committee, listening to testimony on President Eisenhower's tariff-cutting program. Some members obviously didn't like it. In particular, dark scowls clouded the jowls of three Republicans. There was old Noah Mason of Illinois, the ex-school teacher to whom freer trade has been a lifelong abomination. Then there was Daniel A. Reed of New York, sitting in his nineteenth Congress and come to judge this nefarious attack on the protective tariff. And there was Richard M. Simpson 'of Pennsylvania, a ten- termer. The witness was a very brash young man. Or so he seemed at first as he assailed the sacred citadel. He was 35-year-old Charles H. Percy of Chicago, president of Bell and Howeil, one of the nation's biggest producers of photographic equipment. Mr. Percy rather thought that American manufacturers could successfully adjust themselves to "gradual" tariff reductions. After all, they lead the world in production techniques. What had made America great? Not protectionism, said Mr, Percy. Rather, it was competition. He competed himself, too. And against foreigners. He pointed out that tariffs had been cut from 45 per cent to 13 J /a per cent on motion picture cameras, his specialty. As a consequence, a big Swiss manufacturer who is his hottest competitor in the world market had launched a "tremendous" attempt to cut into Bell and HowelPs sales in this country. "We will find competition, but we can adjust to it," said Mr. Percy. The Ways and Means Committee perked up. Mr. Reed owned that Mr, Percy had out-argued him. Mr. Mason, reports the United Press, conceded grandly: "Almost, sir, thou persuadeth me to be a Christian." But Mr. Simpson thought he had the clincher: "Your.first interest," he shot at young Percy, "is to your company." But Charles Percy had the answer. He had the snapper to our story. See if you don't agree. "No," he responded, "my first interest is the national interest." The session adjourned. — Ashevills (N. C.) Citizen. Wild Man Loose Again Southern Democrats should take note that the wild man of the Democratic Party. Sen. Hubert iFEPC) Humphrey of Minnesota, is loose again, and has announced a 10-point "civil rights" program written by him and two other leftists, Sen. Herbert H. Lehman (Dem,, N. Y.» and Sen. Warren Magnuson iDem., Wash.). Of course, the program will include a new attempt at FEPC (although the Federal Government has no right to interfere in this field), anti-lynch legislation (although there have been no lynchi- ings at all for a long time), anti-poll tax legislation (although the Constitution leaves the question of voting requirements to the states, and only half a dozen states have poll taxes). Whatever the faults of the Republican party, and they are not few. the Republicans have not advanced PEPC-type legislation. Democrat Hubert Humphrey and his fellow Fair Dealers have, however. Southerners don't belong in a political party which seeks to trample constitutional rights and the South. The danger of the attacks against the South will stop only when Southerners show they will not continue to go along blindly with the party leadership that is attacking them.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY It (Chinese Communist regime) is un-Chlnese in origin, un-Chinese in character and un-Chinese In purpose.—Dr. Tingfu Tsiang, Nationalist delegate to the UN. . * * * I don't like war, but sometimes it's better to light things out ... We can run the Chinese Beds out of China if we will use our Asian allies who want to fight—Retired Maj-Gen. Claire Chennault. * * * I think It (yielding Nationalist-held offshore Islands i would be recognized all over Asia as another Communist victory.—Senate OOP Leader Knowland. •» * * . This nation has made real progress during the two years of the Eisenhower administration. That forward march will be continued during the two years ahead and—I sincerely hope—well beyond 1857.—Agriculture Secretary Benson. It w»s the lack of resolute jetton that cinched Communist victories In Czechoslovakia and China and cost us victory in Korea and Indochina.—Sen. born Collins, national commander, American Le- And Her Own Flesh and B!ood / Too! Peter Edsan's Washington Column — Dulles Playing His Cards Tight In Shaping Up Formosa Policy WASHINGTON— f NE A) —Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has been playing his cards awfully close to his vest in shaping policy to deal with the Formosa situation. Only top level officials have been taken into his confidence on many moves. The result has been that many second and lower level officials of the -State Department have been as completely surprised as the press and the public when announcement was made of recent actions. Some officers have started sending underlings to press conferences to learn what policy is for their own information. A case in point was handling negotiations for the United Nations to arrange a cease-fire between the Chinese Nationalist and Communist governments. The decision to seek this cease-fire was made at the big National Security" Council meeting last September at the summer White House in Denver. News that this cease-fire deal was in Uie works did not leak until mid-January — four months later. Even then, the news was made to appear that the idea for a cease-fire had originated in Europe. This came through the fact that British Foreisn Minister Anthony Eden mentioned it pulbtcly for the first time and Sir Leslie j Knox Munro of New Zealand was designated to introduce the cease- fire resolution in the UN Security Council. When Secretary Dulles was questioned, about it at his news conference, he had all the answers at the tip of his tongue. And with his tongue in his chek, neo doubt, h said that the United States was sympathetic to any movement to find a peaceful solution to the far eastern, problems. That was the first State Department officers professed to have heard of the idea. What had happened, of course, was that the cease-fire idea had been conceived before Secretary • -•"-, ,-.- pnt to Manila for the Southeast Asia Treaty conference I... .-.-..^m-jsr. On his way back tram Manila, he stopped off on Formosa and talked to Chiang Kai- shek. Returning to Denver to report to the President, the complete strategy for dealing with the j Formosa situation was mapped ' out. It then became necessary to enlist the approval and support of these policies by other nations of the free world. Assistant Secretary of State Walter Robertson, in charge of far eastern affairs, made another swing through his area and lined up approval of Chiang Kai-shek , for the formal mutual defense pact between the U. S. and Nationalist China. Secretary Dulles was in constant touch with major European governments through. normal diplomatic channels. But he was in Europe himself in October and December and French Premier Mendes-Prance was in Washington in November. So there was plenty of opportunity to sell his program firsthand. All these dealings involved a number of complex questions of international law. Secretary Dulles has at his call a large and experienced international legal staff in the State Department. But ordinarily, on National Security Council top level matters, Secretary Dulles is the lawyer for the staff and outside, legal council is not necessarily consulted. In this connection, a story has just come to light on Ex-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's characterization of Lawyer Dulles when he was the GOP presidential candidate's adviser on international affairs. Dulles was a fine Christian gentleman and a leader in world church movements. But before that, Dewey observed, Dulles had been a Wall Street lawyer. And if you weren't careful in" dealing with him, he'd trade you right out of your eyeballs. Sunday School Lesson- Written Tor NEA Service It Is as "Minister of the Gospel" that clergymen in general are known. Sometimes they are very much less than that, and sometimes they are very much more. Today, In many places, there Is a tendency for the minister to become a very active, useful and benevolent figure In the community, a sort of glorified community choreboy, with the preaching of the Gospel a somewhat minor activity, limited sometimes to sparse congregations on Sundays. At the opposite extreme are many whose ministry is public in a larger sense, whose preaching, often brilliant and important, deals largely with problems of life and social adjustment, with defects of character and conduct, and with better living. Their preaching deals only indirectly with the Gospel as the messaee of God's grace. As one whose ministry has had a strongly social emphasis. I am inclined to defend the so-called "social preacher." I have always objected to the commonly used phrase, "the social Gospel," as It implies \hnt there is a Gospel which is not social. If there be such a Gospel I am quite sure that it Is not the Gospel of Christ. I cannot see how any preacher's preaching can be true to the Bible without being strongly social, The Bible is a great document of social justice and righteousness. It is a textbook of brotherhood and sound values in a Kingdom of God that is not of this world in comparison with the motives and values that comonly motivate the lives of men in whose lives God has no part. Moreover, the Gospel of Christ is based on love — the love and grace of God — bring-ing to those who will accept It newness of life. It defines love as the controlling motive In fill human relationships. Nothing is more ...necessary in community life than an atmosphere in harmony with the Gospel and all the Gospel implies. Though we are a long way from that, Ihe'fact of the need, and the fact that It Is the need, are no less, So, it seems to me, the ultimate jffpct of the Christian minister, whether he bo Ihe sorvnnt ol Cio community or the servant ol the larger public that we call "society," depends upon his being not only in name, but In actuality, and in the truest sense, a "minister of the Gospel." It is a high and holy calling, and ris a long-time observer of ministers and churches, It is my belief that the great majority of ministers fulfill that calling. Here and there there have been, and are, time-servers and ministers of the world, but the great majority are ministers of the Word, preachers and ministers of the Gos-i pel — the Gospel of Christ, the Gos-1 pel of the Grace of God. ! This is what the true minister of | Christ must be above all, whatever else he may be as a servant and leader. And he will the better be a servant and leader the more He is a messenger of the Gospel of new life through God's grace. monds and was trying to get an entry to the dummy. East thought of holding up his ace of diamonds to prevent declarer from getting a diamond entry to the dummy, but he finally decided such an entry wouldn't do declarer any • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Safe Playing Pays Bridge Dividends By OSWALD JACOBY Written for N^A Service When South won the first trick In today's hand with the icing ol clubs he was tempted to tackle the trumps at once and then make up his mind whether to try a spade finesse or make some sort of diamond play. This Isn't, however, the safest line of play for the game contract. One of the troubles is that you don't know whether to tackle diamonds or spades. And If you do go after the diamonds, you don't know whether lo let the Jack of diamonds ride for « finesse or go up with the kinp. When the hand was actually played, South resisted the first temptation find found a fnr safer line of play. He began by laying down the king of diamonds. East won the ace of diamonds, although even this wasn't done H-ilhout :\ f|i; 'in. It looked ft.* though South had K-Q-x ol dia- WEST A Q53 VNone » Q82 *Q 1076532 Pass NORTH K A J 1062 V K63 » J105 *J94 EAST *987 V Q 8 7 5 « A9643 48 SOUTH (D) A AK •! W AJ 1094 2 » K7 * AK North-South vul. West North East Pass 2 N.T. Pass Pass 4 » Pass Pass Opening lead—4* 6 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screen: Hollywood's latest film spectacular—a Mike Todd- Joseph M. Schenclc version of the Tolstoy classic, "War and Peace" —will cost $7,500,000 with R running time of approximately four hours. Four hoitrit Well, let's hope this doesn't become standard length for Hollywood's bigger and better movies because it's a frightening idea. If four-hour flickers ever wind up on double bills, our after-dinner conversation will sound like this: Hubby: "Let's go to a movie tonight." Wife: "Okay, I'll pack." Hubby: "Don't forget my pajamas, honey." There may even be golng-away parties, with the usual gift baskets, for people leaving for the movies. And new items like stay-awake pills, alarm clocks, clean shirts and postcards will be added to the popcorn and candy stands- in theater lobbies. The postcards, of course, will be to let your friends know: "Seeing a wonderful picture. Wish you were here. Please bring in our milk Tuesday. Won't be home until Wednesday." GEORGE SANDERS and Zsa Zsa Gabor, not yet completely ex- mates, have been having important telephone conversations. . . . May (Caine Mutiny) Wynn and Joe Kirkwood, Jr. have discovered each other now that he's shedding his mate. . . . Olivia de Havfl- land's son, Benji, will be page boy at her wedding in Prance to Pierre Galante—with papa Marcus Goodrich's okay. Too bad Alan Ladd didn't rush off to Las Vegas instead of Sue Carol when they had that tiff the other day.' Then;she could have stood on the porch steps and yelled: "Come back, Shane." good. East shifted to a spade, and South won with the ace of spades. South then led his remaining diamond, and West took the queen. West naturally led another club, and East ruffed, thus taking the third defensive trick. East' led another spade, and South put up the king. Now declarer could rely on getting lo dummy with the king of hearts in order to discard his losing spade on the established jack of diamonds. There was still one pitfall to be avoided. If South began the trumps by laying down the ace, East would eventually get a trump trick to defeat the contract. South knew, however, that West had started the hand with seven clubs. He had already followed suit twice to spades and diamonds and was therefore bound to be very short In hearts. There was an excellent chance that East had started with all four of the missing trumps. South therefore began the trumps by leading to dummy's king. He was then able to discard a spade on the Jack of diamonds nnd assure his contract by means of a trump finesse. Jon Hall and Frances Langford reached a financial settlement to pave the way for her divorce. . . . Sudden thought: If Guy Mitchell weds Betty Lee after shedding Jackie Loughery, he'll be trading Miss USA for Miss Texas, Guess it figures—by Texans Ruth Roman and her husband, Mortimer Hall, have TV production plans. A series to be filmed in Europe, with Hall as producer and Ruth as the star. ROBERTA HAYNES, who walk ed out of a Columbia contract because she didnt want to play the role of an Indian maiden, just signed to star in "Bombay Flight." Her role: An Indian maiden, the Sari type. Although Clark Gable won't commit himself about retirement, in-the-knowers say he plans to make only three more films after "Soldier of Fortune," then park his make-up kit forever. First of the farewell trio will be "The Tall Men." Frankie Lame will follow Frank Sinatra to Australia for a 12-day concert tour expected to net him close to $100.000. The law there limits non-residents to returning with n o more than $25,000. But the tour's promoters are shelling out U. S. dollars here to stars willing to make the trip. That's the reason for the rush of entertainers to Australia. LATEST GOLF STORY making the Hollywood rounds: A funeral procession passed a country club as a rabid golfer named Joe was about to putt on a green adjacent to the street. He stopped, took off his cap and held it across his heart until the hearse disappeared from view. Then he holed out. "That was a nice gesture, Joe," said one of the foursome. "A wonderful woman," said Joe, picking up his ball. "If she had lived another week we would have been married 35 years." The Hi-Lo's recording of the George Gobel inspired song, "You Can't Hardly Get Them No More," Is such a hit that you can't hardly get them no more. Steve Rowland tells about the psychiatrist who after six sessions with a producer's six-year-old son, said: "Now, let's get back to your childhood." Short Takes: Overheard: "The nice thing about money is that the color never clashes with anything I'm wearing." .. . Bob Hope's leaving TV for one year to concentrate on independent film making. Says he's tired, too, but that his medic has nothing to do with his decision. . . . Lloyd Binford' Tenn., nixed a re-issue of In^rid Bergman's 1941 movie, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," because "there's nothing wrong with the movie but Miss Bergman is an immoral woman." 75, Hampden Stilt Active In Film Life By BOB THOAMS HOLLYWOOD VP)—After 75 summers, most men are content to sit on the front porch and watch the world go by. Not Walter Hampden. At 75 he is leading a vigorous career in movies., TV and the theater. And as a sideline, he Is learing Spanish. The distinguished actor is here to play King Louis XI in "The Vagabond King." "I came out expecting to play the king as a mean old codger who was too stingy to pay money for fancy clothes," he said. "Thai's how he has always been played. But they fitted me for some beautiful costumes that weigh 30 pounds, and make me look like Henry VIII. As Self "I asked the director, Mike Curtiz, about it. 'Waltie,' he said — he calls me Waltie—'Just play him as your own charming self.' " So he is. And Hampden couldn't be more pleased. At this phase in his career, he wants to branch into more light comedy, such as he did so delightfully In "Sabnna." It's refreshing to find an actor looking for new horizons after 54 years of emoting. Although he is more concerned about the future, I managed to get him to reflect on his past too. Sin-lock "It all bcaan when I played Shylock in a high school play," ho recalled. "Alter that, all I could think about was the theater." Some people presume that Hampden is British because of his fautlcss diction and because he came here from the English stage. Like Susan Hayivard, Jeff Chandler and that famous tree. Hump- den grew up in Brooklyn. After graduating from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, he went to England to lose his Brooklyn accent. He landed In a Paris drama school, where he showed great promise. But he left it to return to England. After getting his seasoning on the English stase. he returned to America to become one of the bright siars of the Amei.can th-3- tcr. His most famous rclfl was "Cyrando de Bergf:rac," which he played over 1,000 times. 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