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BLYTHEVTtXE fARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 198B THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KARAT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ate Nttlonal Advertising Representatives: WillM* Wltmw Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the post- efdc* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- inta, October I, l«n. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, $2.60 for six months, $1,25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Firftt base i* mine. I won't let anyone take it away from me.—Vic Wertt, Cleveland Indian. * * * Endeavors have been made to protect the in- vettor against everything but himself.—G. Keith ruinton, president New York Stock Exchange. Barbs In thi spring a young man's fancy doesn't doesn't fancy work, * * * Soon dad will be carrying lunch to the family picnic and the whole family will be carrying it home, * * * An Indiana father fainted when he learned that hi* daughter had eloped. A match that burned dad up! * * * A man who stole an auto In Ohio wax.caught In Tenneue«, and said he did It as a joke. That's rairjlnr m. joke too far. if * * it makes you feel better to know that there are only a few more slopping weeks till summer. Political Fire Horses Political debate in America always has had a fanciful quality about it. But seldom has it been more unreal than in the postwar years. All the most scrupulous experts agree that election results, opinion polls and other gauges show the great bulk of the American people to be moderate-minded in both domestic and foreign matters. The two major political parties appear to have prospered lately in the degree to which they have put themselves in tune with the American majority's quite temperate demands for action in government. This necessity for hevving to a moderate line has brought the two parties quite close together iu many policy questions, like the continuation and expansion, of social security, the development of an adequate defense, the building and maintenance of friendly ties with other nations in an atomic age. Yet the American politician finds this a painful dilemma. For campaign purposes he likes to be able to draw sharp lines and make bold distinctions. He wants to blast the opposition. With everybody hovering around a broad center, this is really tough. The old pro doesn't like to concede that in many .ways the only difference between himself and his opposition party is that which once was so well expressed in the play called "Stale of the Union": "They're in, and we're out." So, lately more than usual, he hiis taken to manufacturing all sorts of differences in the effort to create issues that will impress the American vottir. In the last years before the Republicans captured the White House in 1952, their exaggerations on some issues suggested they were going to remake the entire government from lop to bottom, and sweep away our then existing foreign policy at a stroke. When the GOP moved in, they found that the steel wrecking ball had no place. They have been able to do some useful remodeling and a good deal of wholesome broom work. But essentially, the house of their predecessors still stands. Now it is the Democrats who are scrambling to make themselves seem different. The artificiality of some of their argument is possibly a little harder to take than some of the old Republican guff, since the Democrats were in office only three years ago and are presumed to know better. They keep chomping away at present foreign policy as if all our alliances were doomed. In their hearts they know full well if they had the reins the differences would probably be mere matters of emphasis, timing, and the like. American politics being what it is, talking about this isn't going to change it. Bnt maybe it will enable some of our citizens to hold fast to their calm in the face of th* loud roortinf of th* old politic*! fir* norm*. Another Whodunit? Comrade Malenkov, the deposed board chairman of the Kremlin corporation, is mysterously missing in Russia. He didn't show for an official function, and he sent regrets to some visiting Swedes he was supposed to escort around Moscow radio dropped a hint he might have come to a bad end. It said people who put consumer goods ahead of heavy industry (namely, Malenkov) are enemies of the Russian people. That makes it sound as if he might have had a recent date with a dum-dum bullet. There was one report he was off on an inspection trip in forbidding Siberia. If the Kremlin wanted to be a bit subtle about it, the nthe top gang might finish Malenkov by the simple process of taking his road map away from him. He wouldn't get far in that muddy, rutted waste of frozen country. Even a flat tire can be a death sentence. VIEWS OF OTHERS Choke, Gargle and Sob The word is out and it's official; Singing is passed in U. S. show business. You just can't make a living off your larnyx with a simple do-re-ml approach any more. A wlRgle, a dimple or a plunging neckline Isn't enough either. "To be a singer," says a New York music publishing house, "you need to have a new sound.' The firm promptly documents this artistic advice with a quote from Phil Moore, noted vocal coach who has groomed many a canary for a gilded cage. Says he: "Bend a note, hold it too long, fall off it, slur 11, grind your teeUi, sob, snort, plead, whisper-do anything—but don't be perfect!" Flick on the television set or your radio and note how fast the Moore method is catching on. It's frightening. Take the youngster on n lead- Ing video variety show the other night who was batting out "You'll Never Walk Alone' at the top of his lungs. In the last few bars he nil but strangled. "Never" ciime out, with compelling urgency, "eh-ch-ehehchl" Of course, lie was only accomplishing what Mr. Moore advocates— "the new sound," The choke. In fact., the choke fits nicely Into Mr, Moore's category of bends, holds, falls, slurs, grinds, sobs, .ihouU, pleadings and whisperings And let's no^ overlook the howl. This was born of the suffering's of a sweet young thing who bawls out "Let Me Qo, Lover' as If "Lover 1 were a 1,^45-poiind snapping turtle. The hiccup, too, has taken a proud place among the new sounds. A sister team,, by artillcially Inducing n spasmodic Inspiration of air llu'OUKh closure ot Die plottls, (ins made "No Mure" come out something like "Nuh-oh Muh-oh." A dLscon- certain effect if we've ever heard one. One of those days, some alert nnd enterprising young fellow will purposely step on a pin cushion nnd transcribe Ills oral reaction Into song, Hc.'ll make a fortune.—Charlotte iN.C.) News. Soon Now Next week, barring n frost, we'll be eating strawberries. You may break out in a rash when you think about It but you'll bo rating them, just the snine. You may say they give you R pain in the middle—and they may— but you'll bo eating them, just the same. You'll be eating strawberry shortcake, made by the favorite recipe In the family, which could employ pastry, biscuit dough or real cake for the fruit accompaniment. You'll be piling on the cream—whipped and runny. You'll be gaining live pounds during the strawberry season, and you'll be planning to tnke off the surplus fat as soon as the strawberry season Is over. You'll be forgi'tiing that, as soon as they are gone, the corn will come in, and (he tomato sandwiches. Oh, well. Strawberries belong to the category of good things that are so very good that they are worth all the discomfort they may bring with them.— Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY Christianity isn't only going to church on sun- day. It is living 24 hours of ev^ry day will) Jesus Christ.— Billy Graham. * * ¥ They (Red China) sesm to be dizzy with success. They entertain an exaggerated sense of their own power, and they gravely Underestimate the power and resolution of the non-Communist world. —Secretary ot State Dulles. The only thing I can say now Is that milltray Justice has been vindicated.— MaJ. Ambrose Nugent after court-martial cleared him. • * * football Is almost up with hockey now, and when football gct.« even with hockey, there'll be plenty of gridiron talent above the Canadian hord- er.— Coach Pcahead Walker, Montreal Aloueltes. * ¥ * Newspaper reports indlctte that Mrs. Elsenhow- er's health is not too good. I believe that could at- (ect thi President's decision on making another White House bid.— »ul Butler, Democrat National •iislrmu. "Now Promise You Won't Rock the Boat" Peter Edson's Washington Column — U. S. Is Taking Another Look At Defense Plans 'New Look' WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Another look at the "New Look" in U. S. defense planning Is now be- iny undertaken by the .Joint Chiefs of Stuff in Hie Pentagon. American military leaders are faced with the possibility of a now wnr in (lie Orient between Red China and Nationalist China over Miit.sti nnd Quemoy Islands. If this fighting is extended to Communist tlnrk.s on Formosa, American Involvement Ls not ruled out, Full-scale American mobillza- ,lon would be necessary if the U. S. —Nationalist. Cliinu mutual defense pact is invoked. This development would bring clown a dm of "we -tuld-you-so" it\s from critics of the Eisen- lower administration's New Look deten.se polide.s. U is now bfhm argued, however, that this New Look of 1953 was never a frozen concept. The New Look was designed for "Iho long haul," It lias been explained by Adtn. Arthur W. Radio rd, chairman of 'be Joint Chiefs. A ID-tn-'iO or even a 30-to-50-ycar continuing cold war of defense inr.L further Communist litres- sioii was foreseen. In this period it A-as considered possible that (here might be no World Wnr HI. but only local engagements. For this long 1 haul, It was calculator! that the United States cco- iomy could not stnnd the strain of full-scale military mobilization ,at all times. That wouM involve annual defense budgets of $50 billion, $BO billion, or even more with correspondingly high taxes. The military budget was therefore cut down in the name of economy to what the country couH bear without hardship. It was recognized tha' American military forces were overextended r,nd ovcrdeployed. With the end of fighting in Korea, three divisions were pulled out. Today there are three divisions in the Far East, one in Hawaii and one in Alaska for a total of five. There are five divisions in Europe, one in Panama and nine tn the United States. But if presently planned New Look economies are carried out. these nine will be cut by two. to four divisions. Coupled with this redeployment is the theory thftt America's superiority in atomic weapons and the world's greatest strategic air command will make possible instant and decisive retaliation against any aggression. Inherent in all this New Look defense planning, however, has been the idea that if the assumptions for a continuing cold war did not prove valid, they could be reappraised. This "New VieW" of the New Look is now under way. If even partial U. S. mobilisation Is called for, new requests to Con- gress for larger defense budgets could be made before the end of the present session. Military appropriations are usually the last to clear Congress. If fighting breaks out in the Orient within the next 30 to 90 days, deficiency requests are almost certain. The bisic new look economies In military spending on which the Congress would have to build are these: The total Department of Defense expenditures of $52 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30 ,1953, were cut to an estimated $41.7 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, and $41.5 for the next fiscal year. The New Look Involved a reduction In U. S. armed forces from an authorized 3.5 million men tn 1953 to 2.9 million by June 30, 1955, and 2.8 million a year later. Critics of these cuts have contended that they were unrealistic in today's troubled world. Even the planned increase from ?3,000 to 40.000 planes — half Jets — for Air Force, Navy and Marines in the next three years was criticized as not enough^ A conflict over these cuts was revealed within the Joint Chiefs of Staff when Gen. Matthew B. Rldg- way. Army Chief of Staff, disclosed to congressional committees that he was opposed to reduction In ground forces strength. Sunday School Lesson— Written for N1A Service By WILLIAM K. (1ILKOV, D.I). This column w;is originally devoted to the International Sunday School Lessons, and the comment, though always independent and reflecting (lie writer's own observations, was usually confined to a particular lesson. j For some years now the comment has been of a more general nature, designed to assist Bible readers in a general appreciation | of the Hiblo,. to help them toward understanding its teachings, nnd especially to application of Us [cachings to life today. It is understandable why one should devote much lime and thought to the New Testament, to! the story of Jesus of Nimireth, to j His teachings, to the Gospel of ihe; grace of God — to all that is com-j prised in the Christianity that j came out ol the New Testament in j its records concerning Christ and! the Church. I But why should one devote much I study (o (he history of dead kings, | who fought for power, who ruled over a comparatively small nation; a country only about the size of a smaller American state, sei in the midst of great and powerful ancient empires? Why, in short, should one devote much study to the history of ancient Israel? That history, of course, in its Old Testament is nuch more a than the history of wars and kings. It Is the Old Tos- ament of the Ten Commandments, of the vision, and inspiration of saints and prophets, of precepts of .ruth and righteousness, of Psalms n all their variety of human ex- >ericnce and aspiration. It was (he Utble of Jesus and His disciples; of vhlch. one, Saint Paul wrote: "All cripture is given iy inspiration of God. and is profitable for doctrine, or reproof, for correction, for in- t ruction in righteousness" <II Timothy 3:16). But whnt of the Books of Km^s nd of Chronicles, with patios that re rod with blood and violence, with kings niisRoverntiiK their pro- and leading them In the down- vard path? Th« propheU llvo, L,,;l what about the kings? Yet it is precisely because those Books of, Kings and Chronicles are what they are that they have been studied, and should be studied. In every age. Here are the concentrated examples of Instruction and warning, the story of heroism and courage, and faith, achieving triumph and prosperity But there also is found a record of how failure nnd disaster comes upon a nation nnd people when there Is moral and spiritual decay, and a people's betrayal of themselves and their God. The period of Israel's history under Its kings corresponds roughly to the period of history In America since Columbus' discovery. Here in concentrated form is (he story of what can happen within a few hundred years if dissension and division are allowed to develop, if per-i sonal and social wrongs go uncor-i reeled, if rulers and peoples be- j tray their trust. j If we would read these Books aright, they ought to be read, not just as ancient documents, but in relation to the life of today. Do we listen to moral and spiritual guides and prophets with more wisdom than those who despised the prophets of old? A host of questions and problems arise for those who would read the history of Israel in the light of today. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Wafeh the Switch In This Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Put yourself in the West seat In today's hand. You are ciefen- ing against three no trump, find you open the jack of hearts. South wins with the queen of hearts and leads a low diamond. You tnke LITTLE LIZ— Sometimes It seems that the only good thing oboul the futur« is that it com«s only u* day at a time. ««i«» NORTH 8 A AJ7 VK34 • QJ10943 *7 WEST EAST AQ1082 " *K63 VJ1097 V632 • A K * 7 2 *652 *J 10943 SOUTH (D) * 865 + A K Q 6 North-South vul. South Weit North East 1 + Pass 1 * Pass 1N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J the king of diamonds and musv find the best defense. Obviously, you must switch to one of the black suits In the attempt to find thre fast defensive tricks, and it is clear that your i best chance Is to lead ft spade. Which sp«de to you lead? Only the ten of spades will defeat the contract. If declarer plays low, your ten will hold; and you will continue the suit. If declarer goes up with dummy's ace Immediately, your spades are set up. If declarer covers the ten of spades with, the jack, your partner will win with the klnfr «nrt return > spade; and then you can force out the ace and still command the suit, since you huve the queen • eight behind declarer's nine of spades. In ihort, whatever dtcltrtr Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood and Grapevine: Mystery behind the tragic suicide of Miroslava, the Czech beauty who became a big star in Mexico, simmers down to an ailment for which she was being treated. She had been advised to see specialists in the U. S, . . The stork cancelled its second date with Edward G. Robinson, Jr., and his estranged mate, Frances. Their divorce will go through despite reconciliation talks. Charles Lindbergh took a chance but Warner Bros .didn't. After all the, ballyhoo about finding an unknown to star as Lindy in "The Spirit of St. Louis," box-office bell ringer Jimmy Stewart was hired for the role. Some people may complain that Jimmy is too old to play The Lone Eagle who flew the Atlantic when he was 25. The Witnet: French cutie Gaby Bruyere about a movietown cocktail party: "It was such a success ,the guests haven't yet slopped talking about each other." Not in the Script: Jack Oakie told about the late W. C. Fields: "When one of his friends, Sam Hardy, died, I asked Fields what happened. His answer was: "Poor Sam — he quit drinking." Overheard in a Las Vegas gambling casino: "The sun never sets in Las Vegas — it fades." Nora llaymes anu actor Bill Barker quarreled and called off marriage plans . . . The Five DeMarco sisters are talking about breaking up the act. Three are married and one would like solo stardom . . . Liberace's one-time gal friend, Joanne Rio, is dating Gene Wesson . . . Rudl Maugeri, the oldest (24) of the Crewcuts, ties the knot with Platcita Conteen June 11..She was a '54 runnerup for the Miss Pennsylvania title. The "G" in TWA's new Super- G Constellation means glamor in the sky. Previewing new airliners isn't on my beat, but it was a spring day and the TWA invitation read, A Day to Remember, ''and well — I ditched school for a day to take a does, you are sure to establish the spades. Moreover, you will gain the lead with the ace of diamonds in time to set the contract. Note that you wouldn't defeat the contract If you began the spades by lending any card other than the ten. If you led the eight or deuce, for example, dummy would play low. Your partner would have to play the king; and then dummy's ace • Jack would act as a Double stopper. If you began with the queen ot spades, dummy would put up the ace at once. You would then be given your diamond trick, and you would have no wa" to establish and cash the spades. Q—The bidding has been: , North East South West 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 3 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: AAKJ974 VQ5 4AK3 *6 1 What do you do? A-^Bid three spades. It is better to indicate the strength of Ific spades than ID raise hearts with only mediocre support. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered You. South, hold: *AKQJ974 V53 *A3 +6 4 What do you do 7 Answer Tomorrow press flight to Phoenix, Arls., ta the new Super-G. What a plane! Radar In the nose, full-length berths, indirect lighting, wall-to-wall carpeting, four passenger compartments . and champagne on ice. That Howard Hughes thinks of everything. Las Vegas hotel owners may get together to hire a czar to settle all their disputes. Talent raiding * one of, the big beefs. Fffi D'orsay's role In the Broadway musical version of "Seventh Heaven" has been enlarged and three new songs have been penned for her. It's the big break she's been waiting for. Steve Cochran has a writer working on a prize-fight yarn, "Red Leather," a£ a followup to his next, "Come Next Spring." Progress report on MGM's attempt to e',:r up teen-age interest in Greta Gar bo for its reissue of "Camille." .Detroit teen - agers, says Daily Variety, responded to an MGM questionnaire with: "Who's Garbo?" Tip to MGM: Release one of her old films on TV, boys, and you'll have the biggest comeback of the year. Short Takes: Greer Garson and Deborah Kerr are In the race for the Gertrude Lawrence fllmbio- graphy . . . Broadway is paging Sammy Davis, Jr., for a revival of "Cabin In the Sky." ... Vic Mature leaves for Italy in June to star in "The Fair Bride." . Ann Miller leaves Hollywood in April for Australia, Siam, Egypt, Rome and then France to beat the publicity drums for new MGM Movies. Oscar Levant wants back in TV fter a four-year layoff. Just com- leted a pilot reel, "Story Behind " pl Your Song. 75 r««rs Ago fit B/yth«vi//i Blytheville had it's nth snow of the season this morning. lUsnow- ed for a few minutes at 5:30 o'clock when sleet also began to fall. James Hill, Jr.; .recently named president of the Eastern Arkansa* Council of Boy Scouts of America, will lead a discussion of summer activities at a meeting of the executive board in Marianna Sunday. Mrs. R. L. Loggins and a party oJ friends of Tiptonville, Tenn., are spending a few days in Natchez, Miss., at the Garden Pilgrimage. Miss Mary Adah Robinson, student at Southwestern in Memphis, will arrive home today for a visit with her father, Dr. Finlay Robinson, and other relatives. She will b» accompanied by three of her schoolmates. Mrs. L. L. Ward will return today from Memphis where she has been with her son L. L. Jr., who underwent an operation for appendicitis in a hospital there recently. DURING the last war a lad from Georgia went to Pennsylvania on a. defense Job, but he just didn't liks the winter weather. "I'll sure be glad to get back where it's warmer," he told the boss. The foreman, a Pennsylvania native, said, "I suppose you have to be born and raised here to stand this weather." The Georgian looked at him, stunned-like, "You mean that folks live here when there ain't no rar?" — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. SHE — How much did your new hat cost you? Her - Nothing. The price was $20 marked down to S10 so I bo"~ht it with the S10 I saved. — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. Common Phrases Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 61 You will or 1 —~ meets boy 5 A worse lhan death 9 and dog light 12 Operatic solo 13 Elevator inventor 14 Cakes and DOWN 1 Festive 2 men and wooden ships 3 up the curtain 4 Kind of beer 5 or against OIN 25 An and shut case 26 News gatherers 9 Tea containers 28 Poetry muse 10 Toward the 30 Party-giver sheltered side Maxwell U Ndt a' in 31 Killed his eye 33 Organs of 16 Rubber smell 20 Immerse 35 Happenings 22 Circumferencc-40 Appoint ., ,. . 6 Made amends 15 Airplane parts 7 Prone "STiSS «»™ 18 Wrath IS Poorer 21 Storm 23 Distress call 2-1 Beetle 27 A —— splitting joke 23 Shoshoncan Indians 32 Kitchen tool 34 Vend again 36 Junior's —— card 37 Opposed 38 Son of Scth (Bib.) 35 Detest 41 Came, and conquered 42 Corded fabric 44 Sir,g a of sixpence 46 Condiments 49 A long, long a-winding 33 Mimic $4 Power 56 ind Madam • 57 Jason's 58 The ot friendship 59 A ntupld «0 Loaned 24 French painter43 Or an immature insect 45 Rasp 46 Bianca 47 Sacred bull 48 as the driven snow 50 Indigo 51 Chills 52^— majesty 55 A drunken LL W* X)

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