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PAGE FOUR BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY,-MARCH 4, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINIS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. .AdvertMng Manager Sol« National Adrertlsing Representative!: Wallace Witmer Co., New Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphta. Entered as second class matter at the post- olfice at BlytheTille, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the citj of Bljrtheyllle or anj suburban town where carrier service U .maintained. 25c per week. Bj mail, within a radius of so miles, 15.00 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 Thus saith the Lord God; Because the Philistines have dwealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a. despiteful heart, to destroy It for the old hatred.—Ezekiel 25:15. if, * # Good Christians should never avenge injuries. —Cervantes. Barbs A home town is what people always brag about —but only after they leave it. * # * An Indiana boy was injured by falling off the the back of a milk truck. Here's hoping other kids catch on— bnt not to trucks. * • # * Never judge a man's religion by what he says when he tackles one of those do-it-yourself jobs. * * * The really important decision of any woman is the one that comes right after her final decision. * * * It looks as if we'll have to wait until spring for cut flowers to be sold at the same kind of prices. Reciprocal Trade For years now the battle for a more liberal foreign trade has centered on the tariff issue and continuance of the reciprocal trade act which permits us to make tariff concessions. Possibly the focus of importance has changed and other phases of the trade problem are today more critical. That is a subject in itself, meriting separate treatment. The fact to remember at this moment is that the reciprocal trade program has been an established policy of the U. S. government since 1934. And it would'ap- pear extremely doubtful that any substantial sentiment exists either in the country or Congress for wiping it out. Yet for a long time the lawmakers have refused to renew the trade law for more than a. year at a stretch. And a high traiff advocates have managed to nick into the program to place marked limits on the President's discretionary power to make concessions. If the program is really the approved trade policy of this nation, as the 21 years of its life suggest, then it would seem to merit more than mere annual renewals. This habit has bred uncertainty among our foreign friends, and limited the value of the program. By the same token, it is reasonable to question the wisdom of allowing the President's discretionary authority to be steadily chipped away. If the people do not want the program it should be voted down. But a minority opposition should not be permitted to reduce it to a fiction. President Eisenhower wants a three- year renewal of the reciprocal trade pact, and of course retention of reasonable discretionary power. Yet his bill for this and other liberalizing trade features narrowly escaped disaster in a recent c.ucial House test. In the most critical vote, 119 Republicans and 80 Democratic Speaker Sam Kayburn's parliamentary skill saved the measure. Prospects for Senate passage seem somewhat easier, but it would be foolish to predict. If the program has the people's confidence, then it ought to be endorsed for a sufficient period to give traders here and abroad real assurance. There should be' an end to yearly renewals which in fact simply afford recurring opportunities to the enemies of the program to destroy its substance. • Remarkable Record The safety record of the U. S. airlines, both domestic and foreign, has been getting progressively better through the busy postwar years. In 1954 the lines flew more people more miles than «ver before, and yet they hung up MM rioMt in their history. Flying 35 million passengers for some 20 billion miles American carriers suffered just three crashes involving 16 passengers and seven crew fatalities. This works out to a rate of .80 fatalities per 100 million passenger miles, better even than our remarkably safe railroads in 1953 (.16). Our overseas lines had no fatal accidents at all. The three crashes occurred on domestic routes, one in Wyoming another in Iowa and a third in New Hampshire. Even the nonscheduled airlines, often plagued with trouble in former times, with a rate of .69 fatalities per 100 million passenger miles, by far their best showing. Altogether, the airlines of the United States deserve warm congratulations for the skill and care with which they bore their responsibilities ia 1954. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Consummate Bureaucrat The manager of a federal housing project in Hopewell, Va., apparently takes himself and his duties even more seriously than such a position usually demands. In addition to caring for and maintaining the property, collecting the rents and seeing that the tenants live up to their leases with regard to reasonable care of the premises, he wants to regulate their morals, too. He says the 76 families in the project "need someone to take care of them." So, he sent them a letter forbidding them to drink alcoholic beverages (he says it violates the clause in the leases banning "illegal and .immoral" conduct). The letter went on to forbid the tenants to keep pets and to limit to 60 watts the size of the electric lamp bulbs they can use to light their apartments. To justify his actions, the manager said dogs had been digging holes around the shrubbery planted to beautify the place, excessive use of electricity was overloading the circuits, tenants had been guilty of bad housekeeping and maintenance of the yards and their children had fired air rifles around the project. Of course, the manager is charitable in the whole affair, as he was quick to point out. One of the tenants wrote him an anonymous letter, .and he promptly forgave him, whoever it was, as a "simple person, a narrow-minded person," This particular bureaucrat is not himself "narrow-minded." Like a few of his kind, he has taken it upon himself to go as far as he can toward running completely the lives of the people who benefit from government largesse. Unfortunately, however, that tendency is inherent in "projects" whereby the people receives "benefits" from their government . — Greenville (S C.) Piedmont, Might Be Useful -A Russian surgeon seems to be nearing success in efforts to graft the head of one dog onto the body-of another dog In one of his experiments, the head and forelegs of a brown puppy were transplanted to the shoulder of a large white dog. The two-headed dog lived for six days. During its life, the brown head once became irritated at the white body and snapped at the white head's ear. The white head growled. We can see why the Communists would develop o strong interest in such experiments A two-faced attitude toward the rest of the world is a necessity for a successful Soviet diplomat. Up until now, the diplomats have been forced to accomplish this mission with but one head smiling at one minute and snarling the next. If, however, Russian scientists can attach two heads on every Communist functionary, the business of being two-faced would be vastly simplified. Thrne heads and three faces would be even better. We can just see Premier Georgi Mnlen- kov doing his job with three heads mounted on his pudgy shoulders. One face would gaze in fatherly fashion down on the faceless Soviet masses another would glare ferociously r.t Washington and Wall Street; the third might fix a saintly .smile at Picasso's dove of peace fluttering in the \vinss. You couldn't beat a three-in-nne combination like tluu. Brino on the does! — Curlsbad <N. M.) criirroni-Argus. SO THEY SAY Coexistence is a catch phrase of an adopted defeatist assumption that half the people are free nnd half slaves. — Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * * If the United States' aggressive circles dare to launch an aggressive attack against us, the Chinese people are determined to defeat them.— —Red China's Premier Chou Enlai. The time for temporizing with communism has long since parsed . . . We must realize that real security can be found only through our own strength, nnd never through "deals" with the Reds.— Seaborn Collins, national commander, American Legion. In the years ahead, the historic ties between our nations (U. S. and Cuba) will bring us even nearer because together there is nothing we cannot do; there is no enemy we need fear:— Vice President Nixon. * * * I nm not in favor of tying our future to the future of Chiang Kai-shek. His motives nnd alms -Sen. JCttot Kelauver (D., Term.). "Golly, Boss! You Didn't Speak a Minute Too Soon! " YOU IDIOT/ THAT'S NOTTfe CWe/lT'5 THIS 6LH OVER KEK& Peter Edson's Washington Column — Washington Pondering Motives Behind African-Asian Meeting WASHINGTON— <NEA>— Washington representatives of some of the 30 African and Asian nations invited to a conference at Band- ung, Indonesia, April 18-24, are having a hard time trying to calm down American fears that there is some hidden, ulterior motive behind ii all. Since the five Colombo powers that promoted this conference have been vague about their agenda, it has been a natural for wide speculation. These Colombo powers, by the way. must not be confused with the Colombo Plan countries, which include Britain, Canada and the United States in a scheme for technical .assistance and economic development for underdeveloped countries. The five Colombo powers are India. Ceylon, Burma, Pakistan and Indonesia. Their prime ministers met first a S r ear ago in the Ceylonese capital to search for a formula to end the fighting in Indochina. That effort failed, but the meeting led to plans for the Afro- Asian conference. Dr. Ali Sastroa- midjojo, premier of Indonesia and her former Washington ambassador, is generally considered father of the conference and his government will be host. How many countries will attend or decline is still unknown. • African nations Invited are Egypt, Lybia, Liberia, Gold Coast, Ethiopia. Sudan and the Central African Federation. From the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan. From A.^ia: North Vietminh and South Vietnam, Communist China. Laos. Cambodia. Thailand, Nepal, Japan and the Philippine Islands. Since the 30 invited countries have a total population of over a billion and a quarter—half of the world total—it has been assumed by some observers that this was the first step toward creation of a new power bloc. This is denied. There is said to be no plan to form a permanent group like the Organization of American States or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, even though such regional alliances are authorized in the United Nations charter. Since a majority of the races represented are brown, black and yellow, it has been said this 'was an anti-white movement. This is denied with the statement that many people of India and the Middle Eastern countries are of Caucasian origin and blood. spread of communism in the area. But the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Pakistan—all SEATO countries- are invited to Bandung. Furthermore, Afro-Asian representatives say they are not interested in any military alliances. There is much interest in countries not invited to Bandung—and why? Not .included in the invitation list were North nnd South Korea, Formosa, Malaya, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. As a possible precedent, it is pointed out that Formosa, was not invited to the Manila conference where SEATO was born. If Israel had been invited it is probable none of the Arab countries would have come. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Hollywood Smorgasbord: For the first time in Academy history, Oscar could win an Oscar this year. "The Glenn Miller Story," which Oscar Brodncy wrote with Valentine Davies, is in the running for the best' story and screenplay award. .The file folder marked "Top Secret" on writer-producer Niven Busch's desk is a project to film "The Stars at Noon," autobiography of famed aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran. Vanessa Brown is in the running for the role. .. . Frightening film title o n the 20th Century- Fox production schedule: "The Day The Century Ended." SHE LOOKS LIKE Ingrid Bergman, and talks like her but Gia Scala, Hollywood's new Italian find, has put her foot down about being publicized as "The New Ingrid." "How could I be Ingrid if I'm Gia?" she asked me on U-I's "All That Heaven Allows" set. "I'm sorry. I cotildn't be a second Ingrid. I won't let the comparison be made." Blue-eyed and auburn-haired Gia was brought to Hollywood to test for the role of Mary Magdalene in "The Gallileans," then handed a studio contract. She's half-Italian and half-Irish and was raised in Rome. "But I didn't make pictures there," she's quick to tell you. "You are disgraced if you arc an actress i» Italy. Girls who have respect for their Families do not go into films. Here in Hollywood it Is different. And I'm old enough now to have my way about it." A total of 25 persons, most of ihem in the prize-fight game, had to give clearances to have themselves depicted on the screen before MGM purchased Rocky Graziano's autobiography, "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Leather- pusher Tony Zale, it's reported, was the single hold-out and only _ = ... . Malaya, the hosts probably con-i The Afn-Asiaii Conference has I sidered too much of a British col- also been considered anti-western. In answer to this, it is pointed out that Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and even Japan are closely associated with western alliances. Because Communist Chins ony. If there is one thing the Afro- Asian conference can be definitely ticketed—in the face of so many things it is not—that one thing is It wants none of .nti-colonial. its past. The failure to invite Australia Communist Vietminh have been and New Zealand is a little harder invited, it had, been charged that | to alibi, as they are technically, the Bandung conference would be a mere sounding board for Red propaganda, dominated by CJiou En Lai. This is a particularly annoying charge to representatives of some of the sponsoring nations. The Communist countries will be only two, they say. Definitely anti-Communist countries include Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Ethiopia and Thailand. Another charge Is that this Afro- Asian conference would be in opposition to the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. This SEATO alliance was formed at last year's Manila conference" to check the at least, equal partners with India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon in the British Commonwealth of Nations. Inclusion of Japan is a puzzler. Japan invaded all of the Southeast Asifin countries and their people still hate Japs. But i'. is pointed out that Japan, the only industrialized nation of Asia, is a natural market for the surplus raw materials of this whole area. By this process of elimination it is possible to deduce some of the things the Afro-Asian conference is not. What its more positive aspects are will be considered in the next column. Sunday School Lesson- Written for NEA Service By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.O. One mkht s.^y "Hie fellowship of prayer." for the prayer of a Christ:an is in i::i cssi-mial nature an act of K'!luvw;:iip. Not so. o:;.;:-n::iuly. For Jesus .nuuc'iid'-d pi.iyt.-r in secret, with the dis?:p':' L:,i:>_ into i'.is ciosn. ittiii? i:i>~' (i ix', t-nci so praym.; to G id v. i'.h.nil, v;:,n n:-pi-Lil.ons, v.'iih j:r.nv:- a-/.::v-i:;ly :is a mediation nild .1 »:.-•<, in me Knowledge that "your Pal her knoweth what limit:.? ye have r.ted of, before ye aslc Him" (Matthew 23) npiirl from His disciples; and though watched wcanediy and unfaiihi'ully. His prayer in li'.e agony of Gelhsemanc was alone and in secret. But Jesus, when He commended secret prayer, was contrasting true prayer with the ostenutious and false piety of those who pray to be seen of men. If true prayer was in secret, its reward was openly. The prayer thai that He taught was to "birr Father," not to MY Father. Even in the secret place the one who pmy- ed was bound to his fellows and from the prayer apart in the mountain Jesus came down to speak to the common people, who heard Him gladly. His secret prayer seemed related to his public ministry. And our secret prayer must be related to our daily living. For what should we pray in se- crel, if it Is not for strength, wisdom and guidance for the round of daily living? What did Jesus say about the coinent of our players, aparl from ihc guidance and principles of the Lord's Prfiycr; the prayer He qave in reply to Mie disciples' request, "Lord teach us to pray"? "Watch nnd pray," said Jesus, "that ye enter not inlo temptation." Forewarned, In the famous precept, is forearmed. That is a phase of secret prayer and preparation. "Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute," He said. And one can hardly over-estimate the value and importance of that injunctions that mark the prayer. It is one of the outstanding distinctions that mar:-; the Kingdom of Christ and its principles from the attitudes and motives that commonly ai'fecL men in the'king- doms of the world. Good psychology, as well as spiritual authority, is on the side of the Master. 'I he Bible has a great deal to say about how to deal with enemies, and good men must have had a great many enemies, judging from the common and frequent mention of enemies, in the Psalms and elsewhere. All the good counsel in the Old Testament was reinforced in the teaching of Jesus. Enemies, if we have them, can do more harm to us through ourselves than in any other way. To destroy our peace of mind, to turn our quiet hours, or hours that might be quiet, into ones of disturbed and wild emotion, what could do more to harm us? Was it any wonder that Jesus suggested that the secret prayer of the quiet hour should be "for those who dispitefully use you, and persecute you"? 9 ON BRIDGE ! Aggressive Bid Pays Off Here By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South was aggressive in the bidding of today's hand, but it j worked out very well for him. He played the hand well, and probably he was helped by the dn- fen;a. This, however, is no more than the average good player ex- decided against it. Instead he led the king of clubs, forcing South to ruff. South cashed the ace of hearts and led a heart toward dummy. West wavered again and discarded a club. By this time, of course, South knew who had the king of spades. This turned out to be important. South ruffed another club to get back to his hand and led another low heart towards dummy. West again discarded a club, his last, and dummy ruffed. At this sta^e, declarer had taken eight tricks. Ho led a low diamond from the dummy and ruffed with the ace. Then he led his fast heart t o w a r d dummy. West couldn't prevent chimmy's queen of trumps from furnishing declarer's tenth trick. South would have been beaten if he had ruffed the diamond with a low trump instead of with the ace. West would have over-ruffed and would have returned. the king of spades. Then West would be sure of the last two tricks, defeating the contract. Q— The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You. South, hold: AK1075 VJ94 »Q76 +512 What do you do? A— Bid three no-trump. North's jump rebid shows 19 to 21 points. ami your G points may contribute cnoutih for fame. This Is just i about the weakest hand that is i worth a raise to game. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as In the question just answered. You. South, hold: *K1075 VJ94 »Q,76 #A 4 2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow a personal appeal from Rocky himself persuaded Zale to give his okay. Rocky, who's carved a niche In TV for himself as Martha Raye's boy friend, splits $230,000 with his publisher and agent for the screen rights to his life story. Television's revival of "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid," in which Ann Blyth spoke nary a word as the mermaid, just reminded me of an audience reaction card when the film was first previewed. "Thank God," wrote a man, "Here's ' one woma n who can't talk." HOLLYWOOD IS bracing itself for another literary punch to the bread-basket region. Norman Mailer, who wrote "The Naked and the Dead," has set his new novel. "The Deer Park." against the background of tinsel town and Is said to spare but. nobody. •Hollywood insluence in a Los Angeles used car lot: "SEE OUR GLAMOR CARS." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Dan Duryea, who owns two 1950 cars, found a new convertible parked in his driveway and was told it belonged to the family maid. Later she said pleasantly: "Mr. Duryea, any time you want to impress someone, please fee! free to use my car." TIIK WITNET: A pal said it to Alan Wilson after a recent preview: "This picture Is so bad U should have been on television six yeari ago." It sounds like a haggle between Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz and MGM. They've turned down all scripts so far offered them for their first independent theatre film to be released by the studio. Cameras are supposed to roll in May. Hollywood Starlet: "I wonder if Oeorge loves me?" Glamor Queen: "Of course ha does, dear. Why should he mako you an exception?" Not in the Script: "Her decollctage is fascinating. She always looks like an out-of- town truest." 15 Ytars Ago In Blythtvill* A Mississippi River island has been sold to W. C. Gates ol Blylhe- villc by the State Land Office for $1.25 per acre. Otis Page, Land Commissioner, said the Island, Harshmans Island, contained 108.04 acres. T. H. Lloyd of Forrest City, father of Mrs. Charles Morehead, died Sunday at Veterans Hospital, Memphis, where "he had been ill for a week. He was 50 years old. Miss Thelma Worthington, duagh- tcr ol Mr. and Mrs. Ray Worthington, nnd Hermon Carlton, son of Mrs. Hermon Cnrlton, Sr., of Lake Village, Ark., were married this afternoon fit four o'clock at Presbyterian Church. The Rev. James Overholser. pastor of the church, officiated. Ten members of the J.U.O. Club were entertained Saturday night at the home of Ann Crook. Plans were made for a steak supper to be held two weeks from Saturday night. THE STATE of the union message indicated that the President intends to try to get along .with all branches of both parties.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. WE KNOW Just how a jet pilot feels when his engine "flames out" at 50,000 feet. One of the rollers dropped out of our swivel chair In the middle of a paragraph the other day.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Home and Abroad Answer to Previoui Puzzle I BASEBALL tans will never forget the names of the four new members of the Hall of Fame. Let's see — they were Gabby Hart- nelt, Dirzzy Vance, Ted Lyons nnd Marilyn Monroe's husband. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazelle. SOME PEOPLE are skeptical about religion simply because they cnn't find herven on the ms-p. — Hamilton County (Tenn.) Herald. NORTH (D) 4 AQ97 « A K J 8 4 * A75 WEST EAST AKJ85 * 2 V Q 7 V K 10 8 8 »97 »Q 10 053 *KJ632 + Q109 SOUTH * A 1064 3 V A'J 5 4 3 + 84 ' North-South vul. North. Eut Soulh West I A Pass 3 V Pass 4 A Pass 1 » IN.T. 3* Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 3. pects. He counts on the fncl thai Ihe defense usually has more problems than the declarer. West opened the thre«* of clubs, hoping to get a trick or two in the unbid suit. Dcclnrrr went up at once with the ace of clubs, cashed the top diamonds in order to get rid of his lust club, nnd finessed the jack of henrts to West's queen. West hnd debated the ndvisnbil- ity of lending a trump, and he wavered once more. Flnnlly, he ACROSS 1 "The Folks at Home" •I Italy's capital 8 Parisian miss 12 Fish eggs 13 Sacred imatje 14 Individuals ISCleonatra's snake 16 Logical If! Conductors 20 PufT up 21 Operated 22 A B es 24 Ram 20 In addition 27 Pat 30 Each 32 Remove 34 Throat growth 35 Revised 36 England (ab.) 37 Drop of eye fluid 30 Peruses 40 Pastries 41 Noise 42 Not from home 45 Mimic 49 Deserters 51 Sailor 52 Above 53 Hunt 54 Roof finia! 55 English letters 511 Inquires 57 Oriental coin DOWN J Spoken 2 He unsuccessful 3 Leaving home 4 Ascended 5 Scent 6 Bile 7 High priest (Bib.) 8 Labors 9 He was at home in Peru 10 Flesh 11 Poetical island 17 Pestered 28 Solar disk 19 Aopointments 29 Sleeping 23 More impolite nlaces 24 Diminish 25 Atop 26 Volcanic mountain 27 Explodes 31 Quoting 33 Legal 38 Stage whispers 40 Equals 41 Round plate* 42 In a line 43 Tax 44 Arrow poison 46 Humble 47 Narrow fillet 48 "Emerald Isle" 50 Biblical nnme

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