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PAGE EIGHT flLYTIIEVTTJ.K (AP.K.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST T, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witnier Co., New YorX, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevlUc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BIytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within n radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year $250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mite zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations . So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up Into heaven, and sat on the right hand of Gnd. — Mark 16:19. » * * Having made an expiation for sins, He Is set down on God's right hand forever. There is no more that even Immanuel can do. This is Love's extremest effort, God's 'last and greatest gift, God's own sacrifice. Can there be any escape for those who neglect so great salvation? — James Hamilton. Barbs Just when you have finally finished working out today's problems — that's when tomorrow arrives. * * * Some new hats for the women look better off the face — others off the Head, * * * Rubber bathing suits continue In popularity — maybe because it's so nice to stretch out on the beach. * * * A Tennessee man explained a black eye by saying his baby son poked a spoon Into It. He knew the tot was too small to talk. * * * Lots of girls get back tlieir lost youth through a breach of promise suit. McClellan Offers Practical Trade-Not-Aia" Proposal Although John McClellan's name has been before readers of late mostly in connection with reactivation of Blytheville's air base, his activities in this direction constitute but a small measure of the service he has rendered during the recently-adjourned first session of the 83rd Congress. The veteran Camden senator spearheaded a fight- against the bleatings of Wisconsin's Sen. Joe McCarthy, who heads a Senate investigating subcommittee. He, with Senators Jackson and Symington, forthwith resigned from the committee as a consequence of the heralded J. B. Matthews' case. We concur with Senator McClellan's criticism of McCarthy's dictatorial tactics. However, Senator McClellan's most noteworthy accomplishment during the congressional session was introduction of a plan to swap surplus farm commodities for foreign currencies. Those foreign currencies would be turned over lo the Mutual Security -Agency which will use them for military purchases, thereby saving dollars now beirur used for this purpose. This plan has more far-reaching effects in regard to cotton than to possilSly any other commodity. Foreign mills, alienated from the U. S. cotton market by a lack of dollars, have established contni'ts with oilier sources of supply ant!, even worse, have converted mills to ?Yi-th"fir fibers. The MeOelhn Plan would serve to keep thosp mills spinning American cotton anl in so do ; ng would keep U. S. cotton's vital F.uropean market alive. On an experimental basis now. it. is to involve only about SI 00 million in farm surpluses during this fiscal year. Nevertheless, it could be the first practical step in a genuine trade-not-aid policy. We think this legislation, designed to serve both the nation as well as the sector of it he represents, is indicative of Senator McClellan's ascendency to the role of one of the upper house's most able statesmen. PsGosperi'sFall Hints ;• Anti-American Trend When the Italian voters in June returned Premier De Gasperi's government coalition to power by the narrowest of margins, the peril was recognized. Now that danger is upon us. His down- fall is a sad loss for the West. The United States had no firmer friend in Europe, unless it ha Chancellor Adenauer of Germany. Do Gasperi brought Italy in to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, He championed the European Defense Community and every other project for the political and economic union of the continent. And he supported American foreign policy openly and vigorously. We at home may not fully realize it, but we do not have too many such friends around the world today. For a variety of reasons, some fair and some unfair, American prestige has sunk. Whatever we may think about these judgments, we must still ho thankful for friends where we can find them. De Gasperi is 72 and tired. He may never head another government, though it is possible he might come back it' new elections are forced and the center coalition by which he governed is strengthened. Barring that, about the most we can hope for is that De Gasperi will be named foreign minister in any new government to follow. In that post he would still exert powerful influence for Western causes. But it would not be quite the same. No one expects that some other premier, even though he be of De Gasperi's Christian Democratic Party, would be so stout a champion of America and its aims. How did this defeat happen to a man who has performed in so statesmanlike a manner for the nearly eight years he has been premier? Observers in Ilaly cannot put their finger on any single thing. To stay on top, the premier needed the backing of three small parties, the Republicans, Social Democrats and Liberals. For real working strength, he could have used the help of the Monarchists, who have 40 votes in the Chamber of Deputies. But the small groups abstained in the crucial vote of confidence, and the Monarchists voted against De nGsperi. The little parties had veered left on domestic issues since the election, and the Monarchists were angry over favorable Western gestures toward Yugoslavia on the disputed city of Trieste. Perhaps these are mere surface symptoms of a deep-lying, but mounting desire among Italians to be less closely identified with American policy, if not with European unity projects. Some analysts think so. Views of Others Union Editor Scores The left wing is still using the honry old argument that the Interests of labor and capital iu-e Irreconcilable. But. more and more people within organized labor's ranks have Icanu-d that there is a hole In that argument the size o[ the Grand Canyon. A widely held view was recently expressed by the editor of the Union, which is the official publication of the Southern Lake Erie Association of Central Labor Unions. He said, in a discussion of the merits and demerits of public ownership of business: "Here is something that Is being pounded home across the bargaining table: The realisation that American workmen get a better doa! from private employers . . . Privati' mployer.s and their workers may battle it out. but they emerge from the fracas with mutual re.spect — and a constantly mounting wage scale. The boss who is frankly put out to rnak ea dollar is the guy that responsible unions can induce to pay enough wages so that his workrrs can buy the products of other factories — and that is the basic crede of our prosperity." Under socialism, the worker Is controlled as much as capital is. l-'ree labor and private enterprise will live or perish together. — The Portsmouth Star. SO THEY SAY I'm glad God gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weaK mind. — Di^y Dean, clowns at his installation in baseball's Hall of Fame. * * * Boy, that's the only way I want to be shot at. — FVont line G.I. has his picture taken after tnice. * * * We have won an armistice on a single battleground — not peace in the world. We may not relax our guard nor cease our quest. — President Elsenhower. * * * Mr. Mack was a father to me in many ways. After I left him, I was just another fellow. — Al Simmons, voted into baseball's Hall of Fame, gives credit to Connie Mack. * * * We are living In « complex and explosive world which we c&uuot control with atomic power or uby with foreign aid. We must Icarn to live with it constructively, responslvely, patiently. — Chester Bowles, former U. S. ambassador U) India. It All Looks So Easy Til You Try It Yourself \ 'C'K Peter £dson's Washington Column — GOP Has Postmaster Problems; Benson Finds Strange Talents WASHINGTON — (NEA1— It now uppears the Republican 83rd Congress is going to adjourn \vithout confirming a single G.O.P. postmaster appointment. For a six months' record, this is an all- time low in appointments. On March 24, Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield and Civil Service Commissioner Phil- Peter fiiison jp young can- crllecl tests for about MOO postmas- tcrshlps. Their reason: lists were oo heavily loaded with Democrats. New "higher standards of eligibility" were established and now vacancies have risen to 1700. Civil Service Commission sent lolices of vncancies and exnmina- ,lons, but had to Wait some four weeks before the list of applicants could bo closed. The first, closing date was May 26. When the oxiumiuUlons are completed, the Civil Service Commission may certify the three applicants with the highest grndes for job. Postmaster Geneva! Summerfield may then recommend to President Eisenhower that any one of these three foe nominated for llic po.stmaster.ship. This part of the act requires a lot of checking to get, full patronage approval. President Eisenhower may make recess appointments. But rontirm- ations would have to wait until Congress reconvenes next Jarniary —a year after the Republicans took over. Strange Agriculture Rep. Allan Oakley Hunter of Fresno, Calif., reported to his constituents that Secretary of Agi'icul- ture Ezra Taft Benson was surprised, on n visit to the San Joa.- quin valley, at many of the specialty crops grown there, and am axed at some of the odd skills required to produce them. Wrote Hunter:: "Saffron, for example, a fairly new crop in the valley requires the assistance of hoes, and bre experts are hired to deposit their hives about the saffron fields. ."In the rice fields, duck herders patrol with planes and blazing guns to herd the wild ducks into grassland areas and thus avoid crop damage. We 'Lost Wildest Communist report yet on what lay behind the rioting in East Germany has been found in a "Bavarian Peoples' Times" editorial, broadcast by Prague radio. It said: "A third world war was to be unleashed on June 17. On this "day the warmongers played their trump card on the table, but they lost." Mall Problem James C. • Worthy, former personnel director for Sears Roebuck & Co., but now Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration. believes he has solved his mail problem. The office of Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks gets about 1500 letters a \veek~300 a day. In the past, there has been considerable delay in getting letters answered. Result: a big backlog of unanswered mail. The rule now is that all letters must be answered within three days. If n final answer can't be sent, acknowledgment must be made. Instead of the 14 carbon copies, the number has now been reduced to three, except on legal matters. Yankee Differences Sen. Ralph Flanders (R., Vt.) told the Senate the other day what a difference was between a Vermont Republican and a Tennessee Republican. Senator Flanders was in eastern Tennessee inspecting a Vermont marble quarry, owned by Vermont interests. As eastern Tennessee is a Republican stronghold. Senator Flanders asked the quarry manager what the difference was between a Tennessee Yankee and a Vermont Yankee? "A Vermont Yankee wants the best end oC a bargain," the manager replied, "and a Tennessee Yankee wants both ends." Sharp Congressmen Government administrators have to be extremely careful of all their relations with , congressmen. Dr. Robert L. Johnson, retiring head of the International Information Administration found this out the hard way, as revealed by a couple of letters just released in published hearings before the House Appropriations Committee. Chairman John Tuber (R., N, Y.) and Rep. Cliff Clevenger (R., N. Y.) wrote Dr. Johnson a letter acknowledging a telegram asking them to attend a meeting of Sen. Hickenlooper's Committee, investigating the Voice of America. The kicker came in the final paragraph:: "We can't understand why you spent the taxpayers' money sending us a telegram. . .True, this is a small matter, considering the millions of dollars that you have at your disposal, but nevertheless it is indicative of the manner in which your people have gone out of the way to spend $4.88 .on a tele- , gram, when a ten-cent phone call would have done just as well. It is simply another one of the little things that contribute to the avalanche, and it is a further indication that your appropriations have been too large." Administrator Johnson replied to this letter with an explanation that he had been in New York when he sent the telegram, and he reimbursed the government for that particular expense. The House later cut the IIA budget from a requested $80 million to $60 million. Russian jet figher planes have been assigned to shoot down message-bearing balloons being directed into Communist Czechoslovakia by the American Crusade for Freedom movement. Reports from the balloon launching sites near Munich, German,,, indicate jets do get some in their propaganda war target practice, while ground fire gets a few more. But most of the balloons get through, and scatter their messages as far as the Polish border. Twelve million of these messages were dispatched during July. One form was reproduction of a Czech one-crown bank note, with a message beginning: "Czechoslovakia, know this: Your regime is weaker than you have dared to think." Sunday School Lesson— Written (or NEA Service By VV E. Gilroy. D. D. The Apostle Paul, *.vho was a Christian in n Roman nagan world domlnntecl by power and Roman conquering armies, did not hesitate to draw effective illustrations for Christian life and conduct from the details of happening?, in that Roman world. He compared the Christian life to a nice (I Corinthians 9:24), and he laid great stress upun running to win. He had very strict notions of training and mastery, as will be seen from that -same passage in I Corinthians 9. And lie conceived of his own life as a raw, patiently rim, with a long goal ahead. (Acts 20:24). In imperial Romp, with its dominance of the world, he saw the material realization of a similar dream of imperialism, but a spiritual imperialism of a niorld completely conquered by Christ and His gospel. ' In that sense Paul was an Imperialist, nnd the dream enshrined in the Lord's Prayer, "Thy kingdom come; Thy will be doin> (m earth ns It Is done in heaven." is still the dream and prayer of Christians, though It Is still lar jrom fiilfll- mcnt. That Roman world was one of action, war, and conquest; and in his spiritual world Paul saw tll« Christian life anel Christian duty, individual and collective, as demanding action, war, and conquest. The Christian's warfare was against inward evils, temptations and weaknesses from which Paul himself was not immune. He himself was not immune. But the foes of the Christian were not all inward. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the .darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Thes'^ words, written so long ago, might well be a realistic rallying cry for Christians of today. Against these forces or evil, within and without, Paul called for Christians, strong and well-prepared. He describes the well-equipped and well-armored soldier of Christ and the Cross In terms of the fighting man of the day. the irresistible nnd conquering Roman. Indoctrination of the soldier, in which Paul was an expert, has a present-day importance, and prep- orations and provisions beyond the soldier himself are of vast proportions. But basically the conditions of successful warfare remain the same: preparation and efficiency, strength, courage and skill. What the Christian world of to- day lacks Is the Pauline sense of the Christian warfare. We tend to think o£ Christianity too c.^c sively in terms of personal character and conduct. What we need is aroused and awakened Christians, following a Son of God .Who goes forth to war, and fully equipped with all the available spiritual weapons for offense and defense. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Odd Plays Happen To Great Players By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When yoxi watch a national championship, you usually see very good bridge on all sides. Oc- o.'isionally, however, you may see some bids or plays that remind you of .your Aunt Tilly. The hand shown today is not quite in thU class, but I think it's ralher amusing when two first cl iss teams reach an "nnmakable" contract of three no-trump and -non proceed to make it. When till? hand was played in semifinal round of last year's Notional Team Championship, both teams reached three no-trump. In one room, as shown in the diagram, South decided to take a chance on the diamonds when the bidding Indicated that his partner had * spade suit and the ace of Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Now that the U. S. S. Caine is sailing Hollywood's celluloid seas with full U. S. Navy cooperation, Producer Stanley Kramer's debunking repeated reports that naval brass trained their biggest guns on him in an effort to sink filming of the controversial best seller, "The Caine Mutiny." Says Kramer: "The picture is honest—It's the 30k. We haven't watered the story down in any way. We received everything we asked for from the Navy. All the Navy objections people heard about were misquoted [rum the very beginning. 'There was concern, but there never were any objections. The U. S. S. Caine is not the U.. S. Navy. It's an isolated ship. And I believe our film will be the greatest pro-Navy story of our genera- an." Even the most widely rumored Navy "objection," that Captain Queeg should have been a reserve officer instead of an Annapolis man, isn't true, says Kramer. . "Humphrey Bogart, as Queeg, is an Annapolis man in our picture. The Navy agreed that even an Annapolis graduate could Buffer from battle fatigue." A real - life Annapolis man,. Comdr. James C. Shaw, a Pacifi^'i hero, is technical advisor on the film. . .Commander Shaw graduated from Annapolis in 1936, the same year as the fictional Captain Queeg. Last year the Annapolis class of '36 had a reunion banquet and Commander Shaw tells it with a broad grin: "There were two empty seats for which we had place cards reading: "Captain and Mrs. Queeg." Russell Temperamental First time it's happened, hut the •umor is all over town that Jane Russell is being Miss Temperamental on the set of "The French Line" at. RKO. A reaction to the wording of a new contract offered her by Howard Hughes? Jubs. He knew that there would be six ~lub tricks as a nucleus, and lioped that North had a diamond stopper, or that the opponents wouldn't lead diamonds, or that the opponents in any case would not be able to take more than four diamond tricks even If they did lead the suit. This declarer felt pretty miserable for a moment or so when West led the eight of diamonds and the dummy appeared. It looked as though the enemy would be able to take at least five diamond tricks. Nevertheless he hopefully played dummy's queen of dia- It took three days of give and take and cut, but Hugo Haas finally got the Motion Picture Association's seal of approval on his new picture, "Bait." And the scene showing Cleo Moore's nude shadow is in the footage the censors passed. WEST NORTH (D) 1 4A8732 VK75 «Q4 + AJ2 EAS" AKQJ109 • V Q863 * J105 *8 V 1092 « A K 9 8 7 7 41074 SOUTH *65 V AJ4 t 03 + KQ3653 East-West vu!. North East South West 1 £ Pass 2 A Pass 3 * Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 monds and heaved a sigh of relief when this held the trick. Declarer took no further risks with this hand. He ran his six clubs, the two hearts, and the ace of spades, making a total of ten tricks. In the other room North's second bid was two no-trump rather than three clubs. South naturally raised to three no-trump, thus duplicating the unsound contract reached in the first room. At this table the opening lead was the king of spades from the East hand. Declarer heaved a sigh of relief at not having received a diamond opening, and speedily took a spade, two hearts, and six clubs to fulfill his game contract. The defenders in both rooms gnashed their teeth wildly when they discovered that they could have taken the first six diamond tricks if they had only known what to do. Joni James, the best-selling singer on wax, and Paramount are talking contract. . .Everybody can stop worrying about whether Marlon Brando will play the lead in "The Egyptian" because Vic Mature now draws the coveted role . . .Gordon MacRae's all set t^ ask Warners for a straight drama"'-tic role. He just bought "The Strength of Ten" to submit as a starrer for himself. . . .MGM'E denying Jane Powell's out of the cast of "Hit the Deck." But first she'll do "Sobbin' Women" after her Coconut Grove engagement. Just call them the Smart Bow- y Boys. Whenever their "Bowery Boys" films are shown on TV, Hunta Hall and Leo Gorcey draw hefty percentage of the rental. So far they've collected a fortune apiece. J5 Years Ago In Blytheyille— Miss Martha Ann Lynch was hostess to 15 couples of young people at a skating party given at the newly opened skating rink last night in honor of several out of towp guests. -^ Farnsworth ' Black underwent a ' tonsillectomy today at the Blytheville Hospital. Charles Coleman of Osceola spoke on the activities of the national and local Farm Bureau at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rutary Club today. A lot of boys in army camps whose mothers couldn't get them to keep their things in order at home are writing in surprise that sergeants are worse than mothers on that subject. Question Box ACROSS 52 What was poet IWhat color Se '' s first means danger? n'f'^ 1 ? , Ab nyanJ «v£ j?i BulM ° ? 8 What did 54 What js 3 Brutus do to kn ight' s title? Caesar? 5J Brit j sh cow 12 How many barn stars on Texas' 5fl what was ,. J ac? Mistress 13 Toward the Gwyn's first shellered side name? 14 Skin orifice 57 Female saint 15 What is the distress signal? 18 Of the banana family 13 Regards highly 20 What steer ships? 21 Psyche parts !2 Who was Geraint's wife? !4 What produces sugar? 26 What was Ivan the Terrible? Z7 Boy Scouts of America (ab.) 10 Straightener 12 Thin fabrics 34 Festival 35 Again 36 Diminutive suffixes 37 What are leading pilots called? 39 What is the ninth Greek letter? 40 Uncover 41 Also 42 Feel one's way 45 Snarls 49 Withstanding 51 What is Australia's ostrich? fab.) DOWN 1 What is New York's slate flower? 2 Who was Seth's son? 3 Fates 4 Domesticates 24 Eating place 5 Astringent 25 Landed 6 Heraldic bands 26 Vestige 7 What is 27 Anemic China's 28 Spanish favorite drink? painter 8 What is a 29 Bewildered traffic danger^Sl Warehouses 9 Implement 33 What tops a lOCalla lily cake? 11 What is Mrs. 38 Total Truman's first 40 Deem name? 41 Play's sponsor 17 Who taught 42 Snatch Achilles? 43 Depend 19 Paradises 44 Glacial rirlges 23 Church parts 46 Indigo 47 Give forth 48 Certain 50 Number

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