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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 15, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL IB, 195B . THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, AMistant Publisher PAUL D HUMAN. Advertlsinj M»n»»er Solt Nttionml Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- aresi, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is matn- Uined, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 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 Rejoice the loul of thy *ervant; for unto the, O Lord, do I lift up my soul—Films 86:4. * * # What came from the earth returns to the earth, ind the spirit that was sent from heaven, ugain carried back, is received into the temple ol heaven—.Lucretius. Barbs What'* more discouraging than «n enemy who yets along fine? * * * When you tee a woman tleepy and worn out, she may hare a bad baby or a food TV. * * * We've always heard that moths can't swim, but we've seen plenty ol them In bathing suits. * * *> Not all girls like athletics, but most of them •re fond of food iporU. They Stayed Home They'll gay, of course, that the victory of Richard Daley, Democrat, over. Robert Merriam, Republican, in the Chicago mayoralty election proves that the Democratic city machine is just too •trony. . Certainly it isn't feeble, for it helped provide Daley with a margin of more than 125,000 votes in what the polls had indicated might be a very close election. At Democratic triumphs generally go In Chicago, however, that's not exactly whopping. In'fact It was the closest race since 1943. But the fact remains that the Chicago Democratic organization still had enough of its old power to turn the trick once more, despite growing evidence of a tight alliance between politics and crime, despite signs that some Democrats worked vigorously to prevent further disclosures of such a link, despite the energetic crusade against the alliance by the Republican reform nominee, Merriam. Maybe the way to look at this election, the only important one in the nation this year, is to turn the coin over. The Democratic machine won, it might be said, because the citizens of Chicago were not sufficiently aroused about the crime-politics issued to do anything about it. Substance for this view can be found in the figures on the vote turnout—fewer than 1,300,000 and one of the lightest in many a mayoralty contest. To win, Merriam needed a big flood at the polls. He didn't get it. The history of American city elections shows beyond doubt that no machine is stronger than an aroused people. If the citizens are really stirred up, angry, thirsting for reform, they can make any machine fall apart. They've done it in New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Jersey City and many another place. In Merriam, Chicagoans had a young vigorous, thoroughly trained public servant dedicated to reform and backed by the most forward-looking elements of his party. If ever opportunity for better city government beckoned, this would seem to have been the time. But Chicagoans weren't interested, evidently, in either Merriam or his crusade against crime. They stayed home, in impressive numbers. And when voters stay home, a machine doesn't have to be very strong to win. Healthy Sign Not since April 21, 195<l, has Germany had a commercial airline. But Lufthansa has now returned to the airways, with flights between the major West. German cities. Soon planes will be flying to other European countries, and by summer transoceanic service to New York from Hamburg is scheduled. It's one more sign of returning health and normalcy for * Germany that is now drawing closer to the Western family of nations. VIEWS OF OTHERS Grandma's Pantry All of us remember Grandma's pantry. It wai a source of delight to all the folks who went to Grandma's house. Grandma's pantry always revealed a host of foods for the kiddles and grownups to feast on. Nowadays, Granldma's Pantry Is creating Interest again all over the nation, thanks to some civil defense minded women, only this time "Grandma's Pantry Is the catch words used to designate the civilian defense emergency foor storage program. Borrowing an Idea from the long years of ex- perience'which Grandma had In taking care of her family over a long period of time, the civilian defense theme Is:: "Grandma's Pantry was ready—la your pantry ready In event of an emergency?" In earlier days Grandma's Pantry uted to have its shelves loaded for some unexpected company or for a time when the roads might be blocked for days because of a winter's storm. Today, as a result of the newly-created perils of possible enemy's attack on the United State*, Grandma's Pantry, or the re-creation of something similar to Grandma's Pantry, Is once again a necessity in a shelter area of the modern home. In case of some disaster—a flood, a tornado or any enemy attack with mass destructive weaponi —American homes might be Isolated and food shipments to a particular community might be disrupted. Howevcr,( with a well-stocked pantry the modern family can be just as selfsufflclent u Grandma used to be. If you add a first aid kit a flashlight and a portable radio to this supply of tilings, then your family will have taken the first important step in a civil defense prepardnets for the United States. A minimum of three day's supply of food and water or canned Juices Is recommended by authorities. The new Grandma's Pantry Idea originated in New York. Then It caught hold In Maine where Inez Wing, Civil Defense Director of Women's Activities for the Maine Civil Defense agency, expanded the Idea. The governor proclaimed "Grandmas Pantry Week." The idea jumped over to Portland where ft sample of Grandma's Pantry was set up at a Food Fair, and now a number of states are planning for Patry Booths to be featured at county Fairs scheduled for this summer. More and more women are getting behind the Grandma's Pantry Idea with such groups its the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Veterans of foreign Wars Auxiliary leading the way. So Ornndmn's Pantry Is coming back Into its own.—La Orange Dally News. A Note on Banking F. L, Lee, a druggist by profession, had some banking Ideas which have paid off handsomely In Mlddlesboro, Kentucky. Lee became president of the National Bank of Mlddlesboro, Kentucky in 1052. He took over at a time when things looked pretty blenk in Mirldlesboro. Coal mines were cutting down their working payroll, railroads were doing the same, and unemployment was, therefore, rLilng and causing merchants In Mldcltcsboro to view the future with some alarm. Lee decided that the bank'n future (and perhaps the community's) lay In agriculture n diversified economy. The bank had not loaned money to farmers before Lee became president, but he changed tills policy and now hundreds of farmers in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky have benefited from loans from the Mlddlesboro bank. Lee and his assistant find out nbout farmers and their farms by taking to the hills after banking hours each day. After the bank closes, Lee takes off on the country roads and he estimates he has made over a thousand personal calls on fanners since he took over the presidency of the bank In 1952, As a result of this new policy, the bunk has been put in good financial condition, agriculture has blossomed, merchants have thus benctHleri and made more captial—and there is now less pessimism in Middlesboro. We call attention to this example of business sense and community spirit, which proves that a little imagination In banking business of 1*11 goes a long way.—Greenville iTenn.i Sun. Get Going! An Indulgent bank clerk at whltcsville, Ky., has been cashing checks for Just everybody— whether or not they had enough money In the bank. Take U. S. 25-E to Corbin. Ky.. ann D. S. 25 to Mt. Vprnon. Turn left at Mt. Vornon onto U. S. 150 nnd follow through Stanford In Danville. Ky. At Danville turn left and keep on U. S. !5Q to Bradhtown.. Pick up U. S. 62 and go straight West to Leltchflcld. At Lollchflcld turn right on Kentucky 54. and 3-011 get to Deanefldd ask the way to Whltesvlllc. But hurry I—Ashevllle <N.C.) Citizen. SO THEY SAY A star is somebody who producers know will automatically add to the profits at the box office.— Lloyd Nolan, movie actor. * f- * There has passed from the contemporary scene of Justice and equality for all of our citizens.—President Eisenhower on death of Walter F. White. * * *:• If I catch anyone doing thtjt (selling articlei bnsed on Information not previously available to newsmen) he won't be In this organization very long.—Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson. * * * General MacArlhur's criticism of Ihc Yalta Confeience shows that the's hind-sight is obviously * great dc»l belter than foreslght.-Sen. Herbert Lehman (D. N. Y.). The Meeting Could Break Up Any Minute I AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE Peter tdion't Washington Column — Foreign Markets for U. S. Farm Surpluses Just Arent There WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Idea that U. S. farm surpluses can be sold competitively on foreign markets Is Inking a beating. The House Agriculture committee has just Issued a report highly critical of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson for his ai- e#ed heavy - handed control over tho foreign disposal program. Actually, the secretary has been o- ing everything that he can to move tho surpluses. Restrictions written into the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance uct, of 1054 limit his work somewhat. But the underlying cause Is that the market Is Just not there. American competitive prices are too high. Dumping and export subsidies to American Tarmers are ruled out as bad policy. Where American surpluses are forced on foreign markets they frequently disrupt normal world trade patterns. Tills disrupts the economy of not only the former .supplying nations. It also affects the receiving countries In that they can't sell their own products In exchange. Secretary or state John Foster Dulles ran square Into this problem during his recent trip Ihrounh iouthenst Asia, In Burma he found severe economic dislocation on rlre. Burma had alway.s been a ln?avy exporter of rice to Japan. But. since the end of the war the United States has been shipping wheat to.Jnpan. Due to the presence of American troops In Japan there has been a considerable shift in the Japanese diet from rice to wheat. For every such dietary convert and for every American wheat shipment to Japan, there has been a corresponding drop in Burmese ilce exports to Japan. Burma has a rice surplus It can't sell. This has been augmented by the fact that during World War II the U. S. became a big rice exporter. This market developed because of Japanese occupation of Asian rice surplus areas. It will take years for the Asian countries to diversify their agriculture to meet these changes in trade patterns. What Is even worse, Burma and other food surplus countries caught In a similar squeeze may be forced to mnke bartei deals with Rc-u China and Russia to move their crops. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, U. S. Supreme Commander of North Atlantic Treaty forces, has revealed another example of how American restrictions on surplus food exports make it difficult to combat Communist Influence in Europe. The United States will now sell surplus foods for foreign currencies. But there is an American requirement that half of the shipment must be carried in American vessels. To Britain and the Scandinavian countries with large merchant fleets of their own, this requirement merely raises the delivered price to the forieng buyrs. Russia, on the other hand, will let countries buying her wheat haul the grain any way they want to. Russia has no surpluses to begin with. But the Communist government takes grain away from its own people just to beat the United States In these foreign trade deals Russia thus uses foreign trade as an economic and psychologici weapon. Under the Trade Development Act passed by the last Congress $700 million were appropriated to finance the disposal of American farm surpluses for three years. Another $300 million were appropriated for outright gifts of food surpluses for foreign disaster relief. To date the United States has actually sold $145 million worth of surpluses to Yugoslavia, Turkey Chile, Peru and Pakistan, says Secretary Benson. There are prospects for additional sales worth $63 million to these same five countries and another $150 million Worth to three or four others. There are inquiries an d negotiation* on other $200 million worth of surpluses from unmentioned countries. The total of $558 million represents only about 8 per cent of the $7 billion worth of surpluses now on hand. Exports are now aboui 4 per cent above prewar level; and 10 to 15 per cent above 1952-53 But the outlook for the coming year Is not much better than this year. The apparent Congressional In- trmt to raise price support levels to encourage the production o even bigger surpluses does serm to hold much hope for improving the situation. Sunday Sclxwl Lesson— Written for KKA Semcf By WILLIAM E. filLROY. I). 1). Many people read the Bible, as I once tended to rend it — in a r tuber perfunctory way. us n sort of religions duty. I grew up in a religious environment in winch to rend the Bible every day wfis n formal duly. Often. I fear. I rent! somewhat, at random, selecting n chapter here nr :here (probably a short one), as n :iutiful member of my churcn or ny young folk's group. That, certainly, is not the way to read the Bible, or foi that matter any other boolt. Nor is the Bible to rend just like uny other book. The Bible is not one book, but many. There ARE purls of the Bible :hat one may read at random, with niich interest and profit. The Book of Proverbs, even each indivicinal sentence, or proverb, has interest n itself. The siune .thing is true of many Psalms, though intelligent appreciation of the Psalms is much greater if one reads them as a whole. One then gets a proper impression of their marvelous range of human aspirations, emotions nnd experiences. But to read ft chapter of the Books of Kings, or of Chronicles, except in relation to the history they record, is of little value. For this iTiisnn, for those who mand effective. Saul was chosen by lot and crowned, amid the enthusiastic i plaudits of "God save the king." j Then comes the emergence of Da- ; vid, and the wonder story of the ! shepherd boy and hero. But Dai vid's triumph over Goliath, and I the temporary defeat of the Phil! listtues. did not prevent the inglori- j oils end of King Saul, his suicide , on the field of battle, and the complete overwhelming of Israel. i Out of it all came the shepherd boy, David, become warrior, and \ the powerful kins, conquering his 1 realm and extending its bounds. Isi rael how had emerged as a nation. i Solomon, succeeding David, fur! ther extended and consolidated the j kingdom, until "the glory of Solo| nion" became proverbial. i But the glory of Solomon wasn't ' all glory. The palaces and even the I temple were evidently built upon ! much oppression nnd exploitation i of the people. When Rehoboam [succeeded his father, there was in- j tense demand for the lessening of j these burdens. I Rehoboam, listening to young ' hotheads and spurning the counsel of older men, defied the nialcon- tents, declaring ne would make their burdens still heavier. Down in Egypt was Jeroboam. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Hero Shows Real Fine Form By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service York. Pa., will be the scene next weekend of an important regional bridge tournament. Experts who come from fnr and near to play in this tournament will thank Dick In Egypt, and the recovery of the homeland begun by Abraham, the people were ruled by, as the Book of Judges records. A most notable and efficient one was the famous woman, Deborah. The the history of divided kingdoms -- Rehpbonm's Kingdom of Judah, with two tribes in the South, and Joroboam's Kingdom of Israel, with ten tribes In the North. That Division must bo constantly borne the famous woman, Deborah. The. °* ' next important development was; m m ' n "when the child Samuel, become „. high priest and prophet, became a sort of uncrowned king and virtual j A FELLOW says that the people dictator. But the people, restless i who are suffering from mental tll- under Samuel's rule, demanded a ! ness must be represented by some- king as a military leader, like the i body in the legislature. Some tin- kings of surrounding tribes.; kind people say they are rrpre- Against Samuel's strong protest sentod too well. — Kingsport *nd warning they m»d« their de*|(Tenn.) Times. WEST A Q 10 8 4 ¥ A32 « J7 + QJ103 4N.T. « V NORTH IS *J9753 V JUS 74 * 8 *A8 EAST 4.62 V None * Q 10952 + K98742 SOUTH (D) 4.AK VKQ1065 * A K 6 4 3 *5 North-south vul. West North East Pass 4V Pass Pass 5 • Pass Pass Pass . Pasi Opening lead—4 Q Miller tor their view of York and Lancaster, neighboring towns that echo England's 15th-century Wars of the Roses. Dick Miller, lending bridge player In the York area, was the hero of the hand shown today. Several player.s got to six hearts and muffed It by drawing three rounds of trumps, or by allowing West to take the second round of trumps and lead a third trump. my, and South needed three trumps there to take care of his three low diamonds. When Miller played the hand, he won the opening lead with dummy's nee of clubs and immediately returned « low trump. West properly played low on this first trump, hoping th«t floulh would Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOO D— (NBA) — Behind the Screen: Movie cuties once wore dark glasses t: avoid being recognized. U-I's luscious Mara Corday wears 'em for a different reason. "I "ke to stare at people without their noticing me." Keefe Brasselle's first warbling bid for Juke-box coin will include recordings of the songs he wrote himself, "I Want a Song With a Beat" and "I Really Hate to Say Goodbye." A squad of Communist Chinese soldiers on the trail of John Wayne and Lauren Bacall dash menacingly past the camera for a scene In "Blood Alley." "No good." says Director Bill Wellman. "It looked swell to me," says the cameraman. "Not to me," says Wellman. "One Communist was smiling. There will be no smiling Communist in any movie T direct." Short Takes: Irving Berlin may set up his own film production unit at MGM. Talks are going on in New York. . . . Tyrone Power's dating Mary Roblee, on the staff of Vogue Magazine. . . . Old movies go to television in the U. S. but ' Variety reports a switch in England — old U. S. telefilms are being purchased by theaters for showing at regular admission prices. . . . Dorothy Dandridge about her Oscar nomination: "I'm really grateful .— it gives me the incentive to go on vlth a dramatic career." Edmund Purdom, lashed and stung in print since his separation from Tlta Purdom. and romance with Linda Christian, does TOO care what's said about him. The word's been around that he doesn't give a hoot but now hear, this from him: "Of course I care. I've really suffered. My personal life has become such hot copy that people won't write anything else. Now they're even getting smutty. I'm not thick-skinned. These terrible untruths and slanders hurt me deeply." So there you are, as George Gobel says. Jimmy Stewart Is working In his first telefilm — a western for GE lead another trump. Miller was too cagy to make this error. After winning, the second trick with the king of hearts, Miller cashed the ace of diamonds, ruffed a diamond In dummy, got to his hand with the ace of spades, and ruffed another diamond in dummy. The bad diamond break now showed up, proving that it wasn't safe to go back to drawing trumps. Hence Miller returned to his hand by ruffing a club In order to ruff his last low diamond in dummy. It was now safe to lead dummy's last trump in order to force out West's ace. West could do nothing to defeat the contract, for declarer could easily gain the lead to draw the last trump and cash the top spade and the top diamond. Q—The bidding has been: North East South Wot 1 Heart Past 2 Spade* Pass 3 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: AAKQ74 VJ751 #AQ4 +3 What do you dor A—Bid four diamonds: You plan to hid five hetrU at your 'next turn to show your rreit •Irencth, Including your diamond ace and club ilncleton. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as In the question just answered. You, South, hold: AAQJ74 ¥K7 »AKQS4 +3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow called "The Windmill." . . . There's no star yet for the role of Vincent van Gogh, but an MGM film company is shooting backgrounds in Prance for the filmbiography ol the famed artist. The picture li based on the Irving Stone biography. Wayne Mallory, brother of Ouy (Wild Bill Hickok) Madison, i« playing a featured role in the Roy Rogers' telefilms. The Old West sure ain't what she used to be. Jennifer Jones and designer Charles Le Maire can both go to. the head of the CLASH. He whipped up costumes of th« proper period, for Jennifer to wear in "A Many Splendored Thing." But when she arrived in Hong Kong fo> exteriors for the picture, all of the duds wer- reworked In the latest Chinese styles. The fat'« in the fire on the Fox lot about the matter. Olivia de Havilland's recent starring film, "That Lady." finally passed Spanish censors — with 85 cuts. Kits Hayworth's steaming, it'« said, over a routine Jack Carson is using in Vegas. It's titled: "Why I'm Not One of Rita Harworth's ex-Husbands." Former MOM press agent Larry Barbier has cheese-cake photos of Greta Garbo taken when she first arrived In Hollywood that have never been published. Once Gee-Gee posed as Miss Tomato. Hear It Now: Fred MacMurray has a date in New York with CBS-TV bosses about a filmed home - screen series. The network gave up trying to coax him Into a live show . . . Llberace'a family is Inclined to take his romanc* with Sonja Henie seriously. The Samuel Ooldwyn, Jr.'i — he's producing the Bob Mitchum starrer, "The Deadly Peacemaker" — expect their third visit from the stork in August. Mrs. Goldwyn is the former Jennlver Howard, daughter of the late Sidney Howard. Once during her acting career, she appeared on Broadway in the comedy, "Fatal Weakness." Her understudy was an unknow» actreia named Grace Kelly. 15 /MM Ago In f tyt/itvit/c Mrs. H. S. Mott, pioneer worker in the Presbyterian church, will b« honored each August, which is ths month of her birthday, it was decided yesterday when the Woman'! Auxiliary met at the church. Mr*. Mott served as president of this organization for 12 years. A study of the book, "The Way'! and Means of the Church," waa continued at a meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary, St. Stephen's Epi«copal Church yesterday with Mlsi Elise Moore as leader. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hunl have returned from Tulsa, Okla.. where they spent the weekend. Mrs. George D. Pollack \vlll return tomorrow from Hot Spring! where she has been for the past week. NO MATTER what kind of car you buy you can be sure, from a study of the ads, that It will look just swell In front of a $100,000 mansion, with a blonde waving at it from the swimming pool. — FloridaTimes -Union. POME In Which Further Salut« Is Accorded The Vernal Season: Hi. therel Spring — You sassy thing. — Atlanta Journal. They Go Together Answer to Previous Puzilai ACROSS 1 Tempest in a DOWN 1 Equal lea——. 2 Heraldic band 4 Time and —— 3 Move g and went 4 Hammer and 9 To is human 13 Individuals 14 Radio's • and Andy 15 High note of Gtiido's scale 16 Kind of oil 18 Revoked E R fsT 1 P O A, ^ T A A|R" E N A O 1 A 7 C3 U l_ A E K t> e T T|E bi|t7 E €, t= N p- C H A R t\ N T A T E R A fc; €> P R O *3 (_) N P R E H A T *» K O D £S O T A G A F N 1 R B O R N O R E A * N A R F c; O E|R 5|A N E E D R E 0 R T S 1 U L~ E £~ D I U R E O €> N !<. 9 Love god 10 Cows' talk 11 Italian city 20 Rhyme 17 Lithe 21 Elders (ab.) 19 Upright 22 Rams and 23 Bunches of 24 Deceive straw 26 Indigo 24 Drops bait 27 Evergreen tree gently 30 Wading bird 32 Take in one's I 5 Arrow poison 6 Make lifeless 7 Superlative suffix, 25 Eye part 40 Iron 8 Eating places 28 Off bottom, as 41 Notes an anchor 27 i'ircus performer 28 Notion 29 and Communism 31 Weirder 33 Drive back 38 Portray 42 Forehead 43 Helen of Troy's mother 44 State 46 Rome's Italian name 47 Domesticated 48 Formerly 50 Say (Scot.) 34 Saucier 35 Looked 36 nnd waited 37 Frees 39 _ and carrots 40—- and tobacco 41 __-. and golf ball 42 Sound loudly 45 Elongated 49 to type 31 and feather 52 Poems 53 Peak 54 Measures of . type 55 Conflict* 56 Greek letter (Pi.) 17 So«k flux 14 • Ik 8 p r 33 n

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