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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1965 THE BL.YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COUR1IB KIWS CO H. W UAINIS, Publllhtt BARKY A. HAINK8. Idltor, Aulattnt Publisher PAUL O HUMAN, AdmtUmi U»nu;u SoU Nation*) AdTtrtlsing RepresentitirM: W«U»c« Wltmer Co.. Ntw York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlint*. Memphit Entered u wcond class matter >t tht post- ottlct »t BljtheTille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gnu. October I. 1117 Member at Tht Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the cltj ol BlythetUle or inj nburb*n. town »her« nrrier lervlct U maintained. 35c per wf«k Bj mall, within a radlm of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, «2.50 tor sii months »1.35 lor three months: by mall outside 50 mile- tone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And beglnnlnf «t Moses and all [he prophets, he expounded unto them In all the scriptures the things concerning- himself.—Luke 24:27. * * * The truth of the Scriptures are so marked and inimitable, that the inventor would be more of a miraculous character than the hero.—Rousseau. Barbs The smart man works to forget his troubles, others forget to work. * * * . The detisni of the 1955 autos will remain the tame for a few years, If you're careful how you drive. » # * Doughnut dunking has been okayed by some socially prominent people. Now we can all get into the splash. * * * It helps a MUrw to pull the wool over a girls' eyes If he also pulls a mink coat over her shouldtrs. * * ' * Each year there arc more labor-saving devices to keep running. No wonder women's work is never done. Farm Price Supports When flexible farm price supports became the law, they were hailed in many quarters as a big stride toward a saner agricultural policy. Until then, the nation has pursued a policy of rigid, high price props that encourage farmers to produce not alone for consumer needs but for government storage warehouses. They turned out crops for which there were no buyers but the government. Even with the new flexible supports, no one imagined the painful problem of surpluses would be solved overnight. It was realized that other approaches were necessary, too. Production quotas, development of new foreign, and domestic markets, new uses for farm products, these were seen as part of the picture. This hard-headed view made sense. Experience since the flexible plan became policy shows that the problem doesn't yield easily. Wheat is an example. Though output has been cut and drought has made further inroads, U. S. farmers still will turn out enough wheat in 1955 to assure a surplus of 925 million bushels—more than a year's consumption in this country. In the face of this evidence, the House Agriculture Committee recently ' voted 26 to 11 for a bid to restore the old high, rigid price props (90 percent of parity) on the basic crops now under the flexible system—including wheat, corn and cotton. Furthermore, the committee bill would hike price supports on dairy products, another group long plagued by surpluses, from the present 75 to 80 per cent of parity. Backers of the rigid plan argue it is justified by the 10 per cent drop in farm prices during 1954. But actually what they propose wauld solve nothing. It would merely restore the old dilemma of the surpluses in its worst form, and put a real solution that much farther away. No sensible, fair-minded citizen wants to gain prosperity through a system like the rigid support plan, which not only builds ruinous surpluses but costs the taxpayers twice (through support loans and payments and storage charges) and the consumers once (through market prices). The problem needs an imaginative many-sided attack. All the real friends of the farmer should join happily in that enterprise. But it is a dubious sort of friendship that would return the farmer to the old rigid setup under which he gains at the expense of the whole country. Com in gof Age There can bejno measuring the great joy that the television performance of "Peter Pan" brought to millions of Americans all over the land. This was more than a triumph for TV; it was a kind of coming of age. It was the first time a Broadway production was put before the cameras virtually intact, with the same scenery, costumes and actors. Since the musical "Peter Pan" had just closed on the stage, the TV audience could see a performance polished by long weeks of practice. The venture was costly, for reports have it that NBC had to spend nearly ?450,000 for this one-night stand. Evidently it paid off, however, because the two-hour show earned a very high rating from the organization which checks on the size of viewing audiences. But this isn't really a story of ratings, professional touches, and the like. What sets this effort apart is the commendable spirit of the star, Mary Martin, the sponsors, RCA and the Ford Motor Co., and all the others associtated with the production. Thew saw and seized the opportunity to bring a show of high quality to the TV screen, to place before the wide eyes of America's children a delig-htfui fantasy played with charm and taste and and brimming with excitement. Readers Views To The Editor: The most or least I can say refuting a statement and inference I was accused of when committing to the city jail the editor of the Steele Enterprise recently, is that I did not use such language as the editor credited me with in his front page remonstrance last issue. There are those who will corroborp.te in the facts. In such a case, I and perhaps anyone would like to assure the public he serves and friends that one who has served in law enforcement as long as I have, takes most incidents In their stride, and and that we are both trained and instructed in the manner, in which to perform our duties, plus experience. We have no personal feeling in making an arrest, and certainly we pay off no personal affronts by arresting people. Personally, might I say that those who think so, Just flatter themselves in assumed importance and obduracy that laws were made for other people, not them. It happens sometimes that someone who pays a fine thinks an officer has taken advantage of him. Suffice to say that in this case, a plea of nolo contendere was entered Saturday, a minimum fine assessed and paid. This was a provoking case of some duration. Leniency sometimes comes to such a result. I suffered no pain, nor loss of friends and public confidence in the smear. Most distasteful Is the fact, that In the incident and at other times perhaps the city administration has been included in disparaging Inferences in the Steele Enterprise. It is a shame such uncooperative acts and attitude is factual and that any person feels that It is good for him and his business to feed upon propagate suppositions and concoctions that might be disturbing to the good public and confidence In men elected to serve them in public office. Henry Lovelace Marshall, City of Steele. VIEWS OF OTHERS Old Man of the Sea Reappears CONSUME!?, Peter fdson's Washington Column — Hydrogen Bomb Potential Calls For New Relocation Surveys Oscars From Arthur Let us, introduce you to Arthur Governal of St. Louis and his "Oscars." Arthur is a freifht handler by day and a TV fan, sort of. by night. Not long ago, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Arthur got fairly fed up on the almost nightly (or so it seemed to him) presentation of "Oscars" or "Tonies"or other awards to someone for something. "Why can't I," he asked himself ievidently frith the P-D's hearing) "pass out Oscars! Why can't I, a little guy, give something to people I like to show I'm for them?" So he did, He found some ceramic animal heads, not bad at all to look at, knocked down from $14 to 88 cents, and he bought them. Since then he's been ''awarding" the Arthur Governal Oscars to sundry figures including Sen. John L. McClellan, Adlai Stevenson, Alben Berkley and the editorial department of the Post-Dispatch. There's no partlculnr point to the story except to note that in this age of sterotype a kind of rugged individualism lives on. Why Indeed should the Motion Picture Academy hog the Oscars? Why not an Oscar from Arthur Governal, which Just means that Arthur like* you and he's for you and does anybody want to make anything of it?— Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. WASHINGTON —(NEA) —Dispersal of big city populations and major industries to avoid their destruction or serious damage by hydrogen bombs will have to be figured all over again. This is the real significance of the Atomic Energy Commission's latest report on potential H-bomb damage to the U. S. It explains, also, why Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, director of the Office of Defense Mobilization, has suggested the appointment of a presidential - congressional commission of leading citizens to make recommendations before May 15 on how to deal with this situation. The subject is regarded as so aig and so important that no exlst- ng agency of government has the authority to deal with it. New legislation may be required to force the removal of some key industries to areas where they would make less of an H-bomb target. In the past, all such relocation has been by voluntary agreement between the government and the industry. Announcements on this subject _y U. S. defense officials have so far all been toned down so as not to alarm the public unduly. It is fully recognized that evacuation of cities and relocation of industries cannot be ordered in-' discriminately without disrupting the economic life of the entire country. Practical answers must be j found. This is why the question is being handed to a distinguished citizens commission. They could be told the facts and in turn edu- cate the public on the need for drastic action. But the facts revealed by AEG make this situation obvious. Based on data collected from the Bikini tests of March, 1954, AEG has shown that a cigar- shaped area, up to 40 miles wide and from 160 to 240 miles long, downwind from the point where an H-bomb is dropped, would be contaminated. This 7,000 square-mile area is equivalent in size to the state of New Jersey. Not all buildings in this area would be destroyed and not all people in the area would be killed. But everything- might be poisoned by radioactive dust, or "fall-out" from the explosion. That would threaten all life. As an extreme example — given winds from the south and west that followed the main railroad tracks from Washington D. C. through Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York and on through New Haven, Providence and Boston—half a dozen H-bombs might make this rich industrial area uninhabitable. Mass evacuations of this entire eastern seaboard until it was decontaminated would be the only solution. To say that no new industries should be located in this and similar industrial areas would be economic strangulation. It would also be suicide for any government official who advocated it. Yet some extreme measure of this kind may be In the making. This Is a far larger area than has been used In the past as the basis for urban and industrial dis- persal for safety. What was formerly considered a target area in the days when ordinary atomic bombs were the most lethal weapons known was a four- mile circle in which there were Industries employing; 16,000 or more workers. One other designation was a city of 50,000 population or more in a four-mile circle, surrounded by a buffer zone 10 miles wide in which there were, in all, 200,000 people or rgore. Eighty-seven such target areas in the United States were designated in 1951. Steps were begun to survey them for dispersal needs. Forty-one surveys were completed by 1953. All are now practically complete and. considerable progress has been made on industrial dispersion under old standards. There was no compulsion for Industries to move out of these 87 congested target areas. No plants in operation were relocated. Bui when additions were being built or new factories were being planned, they were urged to move outside congested areas. There was a government incentive of up to 100 per cent accelerated tax-amortization over a five-year period to Industries that cooperated. By this means, some 2,500 new facilities worth over $2,500,000,000 have been dispersed. But now the whole job has to be done over again, on new standards. What these standards will be have not been revealed. But they will be far tougher than those in effect up to now. Sunday School Lesson— WritMD (or NIA Service SO THEY SAY The stability of the American economy depends on the prosperity and security of the American farmer.—Sen Mike Mansfield (D., Monti. * * * The New York subway Is R fine place to practice self-denlnl. The average subway ride is enough to test anyone's Christianity.—Hev. Joseph H. Shechai). * * * Red China does not have the strength to carry out Ita threat to liberate Formosa.—Adm. Arthur Eadford. * * * I am here to do what I can to lift modern poetry out of the slime and much of obscenity.—British Lord Dunstny, upon irrivlng In the U. 8. By WILLIAM E. OILKOY, D. i). hymns of my boyhood tn which this This is a rather nice question: ! sentiment of world - renunciation What is "society?" (was strong. The poor, itinerant In one sense it is the limited : preacher might well be pardoned number of people who are prlvi- for singing, truthfully, "No foot of legecl, or wealthy, or so-called well-! land do I possess, no cottage in the born; the people whose names are wilderness; a poor wayfaring in the social registers and society man"; but there was less warrant colmuns — the groups to which I for those, with land and cottages don't, and probably you don't, be- who sang: long. | "Xo tranquil joys on earth I "Society," also, is the commimi- know: ty in which one lives. It is the total No peaceful sheltering dome; of such communities in a province. This world's a wilderness of woe; state, or country. It is the whole of j This world Is not my home." organized life in many countries. , Th e sentiment was covered up as closely related to one another in with a rousing tune about "work- the world of today as towns sepn- ing until Jesus came." rated by. a few miles were even a ; How d | fferent tne L , ;rd . s Prayer generation ago. It is the world of about the wi] , of Ood bejn done jn humanity. A society at large, m- carth as , n heaven , and the prayer, eluding all of us. | ..^j, Klngdorn come"! Jesus ke o( .. many mansldns .. nnd of a prep ared place (John 14), Society, whatever its form ami extent, is very Important; and the Christian is very important to ; but tne neavcllly nome was , or who had been raitn!ul clety, for. in a very real sense he j lhose „ represents a great deal that society i canh Paul ke of ,. an elernn , is not Even in the local community, and excecdln g weight of glory" (II there Is often a great deal that falls , Corlnthlans 4 ;17), and of "a erown far short of the Christian ideal o , f rlghteousn e S s" (IT Timothy 4:8), love and brotherhood and even of ; 1)ut ft was as one who nad Jfough ; the stern requirement of common , nc good flght nnd kcpt , he (aithB " ones 'y- | This world Is not "a wilderness of Sometimes we call society "the ; woe" but a great testing ground of social order," though at times, it : mnn 's fulfillment of Ood's purposes might more accurately be de- , and God's will. scribed as the social disorder. The original creation was, and still is,: a bringing of order out of chno.s; and the creative. task of Chrlstlanl. ty in its social mission is to creslr social order where disorder is now prevalent. Has Chi istlanity a social mission? Have individual Christiana .so-, cinl obligations other than to lead i To Remember pcr.sonrtJJy good Jives Jn UjiiHeri )•<> JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's Bridge Tip latlonships? Many people say "no"; nnd the other-worldly aspect of religion h:is not only been strongly emphasized In the past, but Is'at present n matter of keen controversy in Written for NliA Service By OSWALD JACOISY Every experienced bridge player knows that It Is Important lo keep the dangerous ham) out of World Council of P r o t e s t a n 11 the lead. The play of today's hand Chinches In which many have chul- 1 Illustrates a subtle point of this cnged the idea of hope for the j kind. world. | Declarer won the opening lead I hnvt been recalling some o! the j in dummy with lh« ace of dia- monds and led a trump to the king. West held off, and South led the queen of spades. West held off again, and East completed a high - low in diamonds, indicating fairly clearly that he had the king of that suit. South couldn't afford to lead, another trump. If he did, West would take the ace of spades and continue the diamonds, forcing South to ruff the third diamond. WEST 4 A652 V852 « Q.I 107 + A8 NORTH A983 VQ109 « AS *KJ10J2 EAST 4VK9842 SOUTH (D) AKQJ10? » AKJ • 53 North-South vut Sooth We* North EM* 1 A Pus 2 + Pasi 2* Pus 3* Pas* 4 4 Pus Pa« Pus Opening lead— 4) Q This WOUKI jeave oouth and West with one trump each. Whenever South knocked out the ace of chibs, West would lead still another diamond to force out declarer's last trump. West would then win the felting trick with his own last trump. Instead of leading a third trump, therefore. South switched to clubs, fie led a low club to dummy's <ing, and West ducked. Declarer ed another club, and West took the nee. Now, however. West led a diamond to his partner's king; East returned another club, allowing West to take the setting rink with a club ruff. South could have made the contract by clucking the first trick 'n-stoad of Inking dummy's «ce of •llamonds. Thi.'t would Rive the defenders their sure diamond trick at a time when neither opponent was dangerous, If the defender* led » second Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: A few bars ol "Love in Bloom," Mr. Benny. Nora Haymes and actor Bill Barkei head for Mexico soon. His Mexican divorce from Strauss heiress, Zena Rechevsky, will pave the way for a south-of-the-border marriage to Nora. Olivia <te Havflland weds Pierre Galante at Yvoy Le Marron, just outside of Orleans, France, April 2. They will honeymoon on the Italian coast. Kitty Vogle, actress-wife of Richard Todci, is as unhappy about the domestic tension rumors as her husband. She arrives in Hollywood soon to prove the tongue-waggers are wrong. Their young son remains in London. No matter what you read about his dates with Gloria Vanderbilt. Frank Sinatra is still long-distanc ing Ava Gardner all over Europe. Ntght-after-night phone calls to the beauty who's still Mrs. Sinatra. Marline Carol's bosses at Fox are mum on the subject of her new European movie, "Lucrezia Borgia," so full of nudity and sizzling love scenes tha t even the French censors snipped It to ribbons. Only country playing the picture exactly as Martine made it Is Uruguay. JOHN WAYNE on persistent rumors that he and Lana Turner had a whale of a feud during filming of "The Sea Chase": "It never happened — believe me." Pro Grid Star Eiroy Hirsch and Producer Hall Bartlett will do a telefilm series based on their hit movie, "Crazy Legs." . . . Mickey Rooney will star in "The Johnny Longden Story," . . . The divorced Jeff Chandlers are dating, and friends are hoping for reconciliation. Eddie Fisher will make his honeymoon psy by spending part ol it stage at the Desert Inn in Vegas. .. . Gloria Swanson's boy friend, Bob Balzer, Is fighting City Hall. A Los Angeles freeway wants to cut right through the middle of his Japanese-style mansion. PETER FINCH, who costarred with Liz Taylor and Dana Andrews in "Elephant Walk," signed a five- diamond to dummy's ace, as good a defense as any, declarer would continue with two rounds of trumps and then switch to clubs. West could hold the ace of clubs unUi 1 the second round, but then he would be unable to get to East's hand for a 'club ruff. West would be unable to resume the diamonds, for dummy's last trump would be used to accept the ruff. South would then get back to his hand with a heart to force out the ace of trumps. In short, there would be no defense if South ducked the first trick and thus gave the dangerous opponeht the lead before he was really dangerous. Q—The bidding has been: South Went Nortfc Ban 1 Heart Pass 2 Spade* Pas: ? You, South, holcf; 472 VK8512 •KQI 4>A J! What do you do? A—Bid two no-tram*. Tht hand k t minimum opentnr Md and the flve-card svtt is very ihabby. Two no-tnin*» Is a better description than three hearte TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same M in the question just answered. You. South, hold: A73 VKJ532 *AK Q -M 5 S What do you do? year contract with J. Arthur Rink and will get the big-buildup. He's Sir Laurence OHvier's proteg*. Marilyn Monroe and Gloria Vanderbilt have become staunch pals in New York. Something new for Miss Wiggle Hips who has never had many feminine pals Betty Grabie's leg injury is being projected by a brace for her early scenes in "How to Be Very, Very Popular." , . . Joanne Dru's brother, Pete Marshall, will test for the lead In MGM's "The Hank Williams Story." BEHIND THE SCREEN: Walter Pidgeon, president of the Screen Actors Guild, takes a dim view of the organization's recent move to limit the hiring of foreign actors for Hollywood movie roles. I checked with Pidgeon on tha progress of the Guild's request to immigration authorities to halt th« influx of alien actors and was told: "I don't see what the Guild can do about it. There are plenty of our own actors going to other countries to make pictures. These movements are usually started by a few disgruntled members." Gina Lollabrlgida's youngest sister is engaged to a doctor in Rome. The Italian Venus and two other sisters are married to medici, too. Hollywood and GrapeVINE: Rita Gam and estranged hubby Sidney Lumet are talking things over and may try again. . . . Van Johnson told pals at the LaRue that he's planning to hit the night club trail again. Signed choreographer Herb Ross to work on hti act. . .. It's almost a deal between Sammy Davis, Jr., and Columbia to film his life story. Jimmy Dunn, ] 946 Oscar winner, on whether he'd like to receive another one: "It would be great—tmt only tor the momentary thrill." 75 I* f JytJravf/f« James H. Woodard, who has ft farm 16 miles west of Osceola, sayi there is money in soybeans in thla county. Last year Mr. Woodard and hi* brother who operate this farm together planted 180 acres from which they harvested 4,680 bushels. The average price throughout the season was 77 cents. Ross Stevens took up his dutiei as postmaster today, taking the place of Herman Cross, who has been serving in that capacity for the past five and one-half years. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Snipes of Sikeston, Mo., &t Blytheville Hospital this morning. The baby has been named Roberts Tipton, the maiden names of tha two grandmtoners. Mrs. Snipes LB the former Miss Martha Chambers. Bill Godwin, who is attending the University of Georgia at Athens, is spending the Easter vacation here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Shane and daughter, Patricia, have returned from a motor trip through Texas and points In Mexico. IT DOES seem odd that IU si- ways the same woman who declares she hasn't a stitch to wear and also says there isn't enouRh closet spacft in the house.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. A SIGN posted on the outskirts of Washington state community says: "Our speed limit is 25 miles per hour, with a fine of W per mile 'or faster driving. Pick out a speed you can afford." — Mattoon (III) Journal-Gazette. 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