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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILUE COURIER NEWS TKl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, PuWliher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Atststanl Mbllihw PAUL D HUMAN AdvertUini Manner Sole N«tlon»! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «5 second class matter >t the post- ottic« »t Blythevillt, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres. October «, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in th« city o! Blythevllle or an? luburbtn town where carrier service U main- Uined. 25c per week By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles. 15.00 per year $2.50 lor six months, 11.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Many Seek the ruler's favour; but every man'i Judgement eomelh from the Lord.—Prov. 29:ZS. • * * When Infinite Wisdom established the rule of the right and honesty, He saw to it that justice should be always In the highest expediency.—Wendell Phlllipe. Barbs Few folks mind the reason who has a mind that minds its own business. . * * * Golferi are startini again to expreM their thouthU lo a tee. » * * A pastor advlsei staying on the right road to keep out of ruts. With today's payment*, the hard part is finding the right road. * * * With torn* wlv«, whether or not It'i okay for hubby to be out »t nlfht depends on how much. # * * School the year around was proposed by a Tennessee teacher. Now he won't have a teen-ag« Jriend In the -world. Freedom in Indochina For many weeks Formosa has been snatching headlines in America. But it could be that the cause of freedom is in more acute difficulty in rlndochina. At the Geneva conference in 1954, France and the West agreed to a division of the Indochinese province of Viet Nam, by which the Communist Vietminh gained the rich, populous northern sector of that land. Kealists recogniied then that the remaining free portion, centered on southerly Saigon, would have great trouble fighting off the further encroachments of communism. Weakness WHS the evident keynote. Events have borne out the realists' fears. No Vietminh armies fed by Chinese supplies have crossed the truce border. But civil war is on, and if it goes much farther the Indochinese Communists will clearly be the beneficiaries. The new Vietnamese premier, Ngo Dinh Diem, has'been violently challenged by the leaders of three religious sects supported by private armies. The streets of Saigon are alive with gunfire. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, America's special ambassador to Viet Nam, has been in Washington conferring with President Eisenhower o nthis rising crisis. The French are hoping that when he returns to Saigon he will urge the premier to quit in favor of another who might somehow gain the support of the sect leaders. They say Diem never has been popular. But the premier insists he has the power lo crush the private sect armies and unify backing for hia regime. Up to now the French have restrained him, with the advice and consent of General Collins. Decision is demanded by the tumbling nature of events. If Diem is retained but kept under military wraps, civil strife may reduce his government to a shadow. With a Viet Nam election scheduled for 1956 under the Geneva truce terms, such a condition surely would go far toward destroying all hope of blocking, a Communist victroy. The odds are tough enough at best. Apparently the United States is at the point where it must decide whether to let Diem use force against the sect armies, or try to push him out as the French wish. This is no place for a policy of drift and let drift. For, as we have seen too many times around the world, such a policy aids only the Communist enemy, and we ought long since to have done with that. Encouraging the Voters A notion persists in some places in America that British politicians are less political and mort it*t«*man likt than American. Maybe this is so, though it probably would take a pretty exhaustive look at the record to prove the matter one way or another. But certainly, off their recent showing, the British politicians don't appear too different from their cousins across the Atlantic. We had occauion to note not long; ago that the Labor party patched up its differences with leftwing Aneurin Bevan in anticipation of an early election test with the ruling Conservatives. No it's the Conservatives whose political shirttail is hanging. With a vote definitely fixed for May 26, Prime Min-' ister Eden's government proposed sharp reductions in British taxes. The cuts would aid all workers and industrial firms, and free some 2,400,000 from paying any income taxes at all. Of course the Conservatives had a good, rational explanation for the move. They're trying to encourage business to step up production. No doubt. But they chose a mighty convenient time to offer the encouragement. Nobody really questions that what they're aiming at is to encourage British voters to go out May 26 and mark the Conservative ballot. VIEWS OF OTHERS It's Discouraging Persons not blessed with mechanical aptitudes—such as your correspondent—face many baffling problems in this workaday world that are ol little concern Lo those handy,with their htiid*. For example, there 1* Lhe matter of changing a typewriter ribbon—an ordetl through which I have Just been and from a casual glance It would be hard to tell whether I have dunked my face and hands in a bucketful of Ink or am trying to write In blackface. The Instructions for auch a procedure are, of course, simplicity itself in the same sly way In which Income tax Instructions are lucid and simple. 1 get along fine up to and including the point where you obtain a new typewriter ribbon but from thence forward I am wallowing In a of uncertainty and confusion. Such terms as "spools," vibrators,' "eyelet*, 1 "reverse actuator,' "spindle' and the like are a« meaningless to me as, for example, "unearned Increment," "capital galna," "fiduciary agent" or "gross Income." But being a child of this Do-I t=Yourself Ag« I am too proud lo call in an office boy who can change a typewriter ribbon in about two minutei flnt, So, I try to understand the Instructions and follow them Implicitly and—well before the thing is over I am covered from head to foot with ink •Inlas and am In such a state of nervoui and physical exhaustion that medical or psychiatric attention is Indicated, It may be that my concern about Changing a typewriter ribbon .stems from the results of my This kind of stuff is discouraging,—Ernest od I cannot explain, but the end result was that I had severed the new ribbon In twain with a scissors and, after a classic struggle, succeeded in getting the old ribbon bnck on the machine. This kind of stuff is discouraging.—Erneat Rogers in Atlanta Journal. Martin Resolution Some time ago Congressman Joe Martin, minority leader of the House of Representatives, introduced a resolution to confer upon Douglas MacArthur the rank of General o( the Armies of the United Stntr.s. The rank, held only by the late John J. Pcrsh- ing, was to have**becn conferred on General MacArthur in time for hia 76th birthday. But. the General's birthday hits long parsed and the Martin resolution Is bogged down in the House Committee on Armed Services. Chairman Vliison and the Democratic leadership In the House seem reluctant to do anything with the Martin Resolution. Yet this \s not at all a partisan matter. It was the desire of Congressman Martin to honor General MacArthur— not for his keynote address at the 1952 Republican National Convention—but for his abilities as a great soldier. Those who do not agree with General MacArthur's politics cannot, in nil fairness, deny that he is a military lender of most exceptional prowess. He is certainly at least as great a soldier us John J. Per.shinR. The Martin Resolution should be called up and should be passed. To do less is to reflect, on this great American whom the resolution would so rightfully honor.—Klngsport iTenn.) News. SO THEY SAY They iANG) are picketing a dead horse.—Spokesman (or Frank Cchroth, owner of Brookyln Eg»'e » * * Now I find myself developing itn objective— that all church people may become card-carrying Christians.—Carl Dunning, Richmond, Ind., furniture man. ¥ * # If we can't lenrn to understand »nd respect each other here In our community. I dont see how we can hope to overcome successfully the barrier! of language, custom and tradition which separates ii.s from our neighbors overseas.—Benjamin Fair- lets, chairman board of U. S. Steel. * * * The way the bonu* rale worki now, there Isn't anything you can do about it but ruin two yenra of a promising ball player's life.-Chuck Dressen, Wuhln|lon m»n«|er. Miss Liberty's Kid Brother P»t«r Idion't Washington Column — Party-Thrower Perla Mesta Turns Down Offer to Turn Pro By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. G1LMORC NEA 8Uff Correspondent* WASHINGTON—(NBA)— "Hostess with the moategs" Perle Mesta has turned down an offer which would have jeopardized her amateur standing as a party thrower. A plush new gambling casino in Las Vegas offered her $30,000 to come down for Its big opening and play hostess for 'the event. . "Of course I wouldn't do It," she says, "and I- refused them, period. 'Besides," she adds, I have a prior appointment for that day." Instead of the $30,000 she could have hud from the hotel, she's talk- Ing free to a Jadlcs' luncheon at the U. 8. Chamber of Commerce on her travels in Russia. A LARGE SECRET meeting of a hush-hush interagnecy committee was going on the .other day behind locked doors at the Commerce Department. Top policy was being formulated on the stockpiling of strategic materials, and a member of the cabinet was conducting the session. At a tense moment a messenger hurried in and handed the chairman a note. He studied it for a moment nnd then said: "I have an important message which I think will interest all of you. The Senators are leading the Orioles 10 to 4 In the eighth lining." GEORGE M. R I' M P H R E V , Treasury Secretary, had a tough time getting out of town the other I day. He decided to fly down to Georgia for R long holiday week-end at his farm. But shortly after his plane took off at 10 a.m., it developed engine trouble and had to limp back to Washington. Humphrey and the other Qassen- gers were assured they would be off again soon. Over an hour later they were told it would be necessary to wait until 1:30 p.m. And after another 60 minutes it was announced the plane couldn't, be repaired. The next flight was scheduled for 5:37 p.m. So Humphrey high-tailed it back to his office and worked the rest of the afternoon, although he had come in at the crack of dawn that morning to clean up his desk. AT DEFENSE SECRETARY Charles Wilson's recent press conference reporters were protesting his new edict that tnt only news to be released hence-forth had to be of a "constructive"' nature. "Doesn't that mean you're trying to be editor for all of us?" he was nsked. He admitted he didn't have a clear definition for "constructive" but said he would leave it up to his assistant secretary, Robert Ross, to decide what to hand out to the press. Later it was learned that Ross' journalistic background consists'of having been press agent for a sporting goods store. And the following query was handed to Wilson's office by reporters: "Can we use as i». guide that what is constructive for General Motors is constructive for the Pentagon?" YOU CAN'T FOOL a woman about her cup of coffee. Pert Rep. Coya Knutson iD., Minn.) recently trotted over to a reception at the j Dominican embassy in honor of members of the House Agriculture Committee on which she serves. "The food tasted good and was attractively arranged," she reported. "But," added Coya not too coyly, "The coffee tasted like something you take only for a bad cold." At a recent Democratic powwow a speaker said that the party should consider itself in the atomic age. "And that's In contrast to the Republican Party which is'in the metallic age," said Sen. Robert S. Kerr (D., Okla.). "They have silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, and lend in their pants." THE BIGGEST KICK of all for Harry Truman during his visit here was a secret session carrying the code name "faculty meeting." This was an old-fashioned, bourbon-moistened, card-playing shiva ree which Truman dearly loves. It WHS held at th- home of his former speech writer, Clark Clifford. It included a couple of senators, Les Biffle, former secretary of the Senate, and George Allen, the former RFC chairman, and nl- so Ike's buddy. General Harry Vaughan, Truman's crony and military aide, was conspicuous by his absence at the session, however. Moving income tax day back to April 15 dealt a low blow to the town's catering business and party trade generally. In the past the end of Lent launched an avalanche of entertaining, and the taring- business hit its peak. With everyone's income tax due nt the height of the post-Lenten season, however, it has reduced partying about 25 per cent, the caterers wail. Sunday SC/MO! Lesson- written tor NIA Service By WILLIAM E. UELROY, D. I). The history of the Jewish people, 11 the divided kingdoms of Juclah id Israel, offers case material of .ncisive interest and profit in its bearing upon social and national welfare and destiny. The period of time extended from the death of Solomon and the disruption under his son, Rchobo- am, until the fall ol the northern clngdom in 722 B. C . and the exile of the people ol the southern king- lom to Bnbylon in 58G B. C. It is this quality of timeliness ;hat keeps the historical Boolcs of :he Old Testament so insistently alive. Generations, although they have not always heeded tlie lessons, lave found In this history of the Jewish people the crucial evidence of what has happened, is happen- ng. and can happen to nations and jeoples, when wisdom, vision, nnd righteousness prevail. Or when in- lustice, Inhumanity, and immoral!,y are allowed to do their festering vork of destruction, The history of each king, or irophet, is a. part f the story; but! if the kings as individuals there is a monotony In the record. Both in he kingdom of Judah and in the Eingdom of Israel, the story is so lien the same, of a king who "did evil In tlie sight of the Lord," mis- uled his people and misled them nto idolatry (which meant into { moral decadence and corruption), Here and there the record is roken. with a king who did good, ike Asa (II Chronicle? 14-16), and ils son, Jehoshaphat ill Chronicles 7); and like the young king, Joish, who escaped vo become king} n the slaughter of nil his kin ill Chronicles 22:10-12). The contrast aetwecn the zeal for righteousness Jehoshaphal and the wickedness of his son, Ahazlah, who succeeded im, is again emphasized as Joush, Ahazlah's son, returns to the wnys if his (rindfuther, rebuilding "the house of the Lord," and ruling well in his forty years on the throne. But these chapters In the ancient story in the Second Book of Chronicles, like so much in all the history of kings and dynasties, are red with nuissacre, as well as corrupt with wickedness and violence. The story of Ahab and Jezebel enters into the record, for while Jehoshaphat ruled righteously in Judah, Omri, a wicked kin, usurped power in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and was succeeded by the move famous and equally wicked Ahab. It is here that Atnallah comes in, a woman comparable to Jezebel in her ruthless cruelty. It was she who had all the seed royal of tlie house of Judah slaughtered, when Joash was hidden mid escaped. She was the wife of Jehoram, who succeeded Jehoshaphat, and as the daughter of Omri \vas the sister ol Ahab. The record perpetuates itself. \Ve know of evil entanglements in high places even in comparitively modern times. It was to Jehoshnphat's credit that he maintained his integrity in spite of the military alliance with Ahab, that nearly cost him his life, in the battle in which Ahab was! slain. I The vivid story >t Uie bailie is in] II Chronicles 18, and to me the most interesting figure is the certain man "who drew a bow at a ! venture." It was nl?> arrow that! killed King Ahab. The moral of the' story to me is that ii you're facing the right way. and doing your best, even if you can't see clearly, you never know how great your act or your influence may be. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Deceptive Bid Reduces Loss By OSWALD JACO1U Written for NE.A Service West's opening bid was routine, as north decided that his hand was not worth a vulnerable overcall at the 'evel of tu'-. It was then up to East. His hand was a shade NORTH A 10982 VKQJ984 »9 143 WEST (D) AAK764 V None * A762 *QJ52 EAST * Q J 5 3 ¥ A 6 5 3 » 3 +K1086 SOUTH A None ¥1072 *KQJ 10854 + A97 Doth sides vul. \Vcit North £*ul South I « Pass 2 + 2 * 3 * 3 ¥ Double 4 » Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 6 Q WHY WORRY because you're gcltlm; .ilder? When you slop set- ling older, you're dead. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. too light (or s raise to three spades, but far too good for a raise to two spades. Hence tie marked time with a club bid, Intending to raise spades at his next turn. This would have been fine if East had stuck to his intentions. If East had bid three spades, his partner would have bid four. The opponent. 1 ; might have sacrificed at five hearts or five diamonds, . and such a bid could be doubled j with some prospect of getting good value. I When Ensl did make his rather j silly double of three hearts, South I Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD By. ERSKI.VE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: Noisy popcorn was bad enough. But now it's beef stewi Slurp and Ye Gads! As president of CAEM — Crusade Against Eating at the Movies —I'm calling an emergency meet- Ing of the board of directors to combat distressing news from St. Louis, where that delightful song has been changed to "MEAT ME In St. Louis." The food menu of a new drive-in theater there reads like that of any restaurant. It's the worst blow to CAEM since I became president in 1940. I On the menu of the St. Louis drive-in's 840,000 kitchen will be beef stew, hamburgers, fried shrimps, pizzas, tamales, chili con carne, coffee, chocolate and tea and, of course the old standbys: sandwiches, popcorn, candy, soda, ice cream, milk shakes and what not. A marquee reading "Grace Kelly and Beef Stew" is frightening enough. But if this gets out of hand, Hollywood may have to can and package food as well as film, and the Academy may .have to award an Oscar to the best chef of the year. Fried shrimps competing: against pizzas for an Oscar would be a. revoltiii' development. Support CAEM. Let's stop this nonsense. Rofcert Schlesinger, who gaVe those jewels to Linda Christian, is now flipping over anita Ecfcberg . . . It figures dept.: A Beverly Hills book store just purchased by writer Aladar Laszlo stocks the largest collection of psychiatry books in the country. The glub-glub cycle is still with us. Now it's Virginia Mayo going underwater for "Pearl of the South Pacific." The hard way, though— realized that he was in a good spot but that it was all very temporary. North surely had about six hearts for his bid, East should have three or four more for the double, and this left only about one heart at most for the West hand. If South passed, therefore, he could be sure that West Would run out of the double. Instead ot passing, South bid four diamonds, hoping to give the impression that he couldn't stand a heart contract. West believed that his opponents were in trouble, and he had no way of knowing that his partner had a magnificent fit, for spades Hence he doubled four diamonds. East might have bid four spades even at this late stage, but he stood by the double. The defenders got '.wo clubs, a trump, and a heart .setting the contract one trick. South's honors held the loss to 100 points on a hand in which his opponents had an easy vulnerable game. Q—The bidding'has been: S'orth East South West 1 Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass ? You, South, hold: *Q63 ¥63 OK 5 2 *A K J 6 5 What do you do? A—Bid three spades. With 13 points in high cards, good trump support, and a side doublelon, you must make a second strong bid. The jump to three spades is a force lo game in this situation, when both partners have bid strongly. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in . the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4Q632 V.63 *K5 *A ft J 6 5 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Danielle Darrieux, who to 37, plays the mother of Richard Burton, who owns up to 30, in Robert Rossen's "Alexander "Ri« Great," being filmed in Spain. She was once wed to Porfi p io Rublros*. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: i. couple of years ago Martha Scott played Charlton Heston's wife In a stage play. Now she's playing his mother in "The Ten Commandments," The Witnet: A press agent at Warner Bros., trying to locate Gregory Peck on his return from Europe to get some Information pn "Moby Dick," dialed the only phone number he had for the star. It was a wrong number and this was the dialog: "Is Gregory Peck there?" asked the p.a., cautiously, when a feminine voice answered. "Mifrawd uo! But I wish he was!" Hollywood and GrapeVine: It's a girl, Jody Pam, for Ruth and Stan Irwin of Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel . . . Major studio telefilm production is a blow to the big variety shows. Studio contract stars will be barred from guesting on the live stanzas. Writer Alan Wilson's wife, Elinor, is opening a hair styling salon in San Fernando Valley featuring a Tennessee Williams 'New Orleans decor. Her announcements read: "A Beauty Shoppe Named Elinor." Sam Goldwyn Is keeping tha Brando baritone a deep secret until the release of "Guys and Dolls." Every time Marlon goes into a musical number, an extra cop is put on the stage door and the set is closed tighter than Marlon's bongo drum. Dan O'Herlihy landed a starring role in a telefilm titled "He Knew All About Women." Shouldn't it have been RubirosaT /5 Ytmn Ago In Blythiville Mrs. James V. Dates was elected president of the Literary Department of the Woman's Club yesterday afternoon when L. E. Old was the principal speaker. Mrs. C. C. Lee of Dyersburg, Tenn., is spending the week here with Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stitt returned Sunday from Pine Bluff, Ark., where they attended a meeting of the Hotel Greeters Association. Mrs. George Pfeuffer and Mrs. Oliver W. Coppedge were guests yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Harry Kirby when she entertained the Wednesday Club. AN IRATE mother marched her ten year old son into a doctor's office and demanded, "Is a boy of this age able to perform an appendix operation?" "Of course not," snapped the doctor. Mama turned angrily to the boy and shouted. "So who was. right? Put it back!" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. A REAL outsider is a person who can interest you in his confidential explanation of why there is nothing to a rumor you hadn't heard in the first place. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. IF AUTOMOBILES continue to get wider and longer as has been the trend over the last few years we may see a reversal of the old Hoover goal — two garages for every car! — Savannah Morning News. Mostly Music Answer to Previous Puiila ACROSS DOWN 1 She's "sweet 1 Sacred image as apple cider"-2 Dickens' 4 "Shake, Rattle heroine 3 Improvement 4 Mature 5 Scent 6 Inferior 7 Lett money 8 Apothecaries' weights 9 Ecclesiastical court lOShoshonean Indians 11 Disorder 2-5 Injure and 8 Percussion instrument 12 One of the DiMaggios 13 Notion H Medieval musical instrument 15 Mineral rock 16 Marks a Inter time 18 Square dance 17 Temper 20 Gather together 21 Put on 22 Sea eagles 2-1 Camel part 26 Wire nail 27 "My Gal 30 Opposed 32 Holding 34 Fasten again 35 Wipes out 36 Small rug 37 Dips bait 39 Musical directions 40 Bread spread 41 Sheep's cry 42 Weapon 45 Understand 49 Sends 51 Sibelius' "— World Symphony" 52 Against 53 Feminine appellation 5-1 Before .•>5 Stud 5fi Small chick 67 Cockchafer 25 Eye part 26 Prove false 27 Kept up 20 Region 29 Minus 31 Moves sideways 33 Of the nose 19 Dried coconut 38 Chemical 23 Grades compound 40 Avifauna 41 Fundamental 42 Pierce with I weapon 43 Italian river •H Belfry dwellers 46 Volcano in Sicily 47 Cipher 48 Pitcher 50 Encountered 1 £ 15 18 I R 40 fl b 6 \ /I n w w bi U W IV it V n Ii \b % il 47 5 Ib •//''' il) bi * t> IL W, 1 1» * 7 /i 'SL 3i '/''/' «P 17 10 % 41 B W '« S1 V K> II a bl W b7 ffi H 17 « f

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