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f PAGI STX BtrTHBVIlLB (ARK.) COUHTlflt NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 19S1 •LTTHXVILL1 COURIER MIWI TH» oocaani mrm co. •. W. RAINM, PublWxr BAMtT A. KAINM. AxliUBt PlbUilMr A. A. HlZDRICKSOll, Bdtt*r PAUL D. HUMAN. Adver1Mn« •cl* National AdvcrtUlnc Repr«*enUtiv«: W..]U4tt Wttm*r Co, Ktw York. Clue MO, DetroH, Atltnta, Memphis*. BnUr*d M Mcond clua maifctr at th« poM- •m*« at Btythcvill*, Arkai..MA, unckr *ct of Con- CraM, October », Itl7. Ifesnbtr at Th« Associated Pr«w •UBflCRIPTIOM RATM: >; carrier In tin citj of Bljrtherlll* or »ny niburb*n town wher» cnrrl*r WIT|C« i« tsuiD- taiaed, Xt ptr WMk. By nail, withm > ridlut of M mllte, *«.*« p«r jwr, «J5» for lix months. »1.3« for Ihre* months; fcj nail ouisldi 54 mil* KM. »13.5I p»r jear ptytbl* In tdTanca. Meditations Whik I »»• wllh them in th« world. I krpt them In thy name; than that Ihou (avest me I hive kept, mud Hone «f them ll lofit, but the Mm at perdition; (hit Iht strlBlure ml|ht bt fuHIHtd. —John 11:11, » * * We sccount the Scriptures of God to be th« most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity In th« Bible than In any profane history whatever.—Isaac Newton. Barbs with icy days here, what careful drivers need ii brakes that will stop the car behind them. • * • Th« trouble wllh nwcl home town* k thai •her need * ehan|« o( climate. * * * The first appendectomy was performed In IMS. which must have been the year when extemporaneous public speaking started witii women. A M of people In thin world 1« htr eMnfirtf soo tony to • poor lo>«. their trip Again tti« huntinf Mnson—with the oT hound toff th« tcenter at attraction. •Mt-up wai reads'. In three wwikt th* foundation had be«n laid for a system that was to serve—on a greatly expanded basis—throughout World War II. You would think thin sort of showing would make a dent on the bureaucratic mind, but it doesn't seem to. The Red Tape Brigade, drawing upon an inexhaustible arsenal of unintelligible directives, soon regained control. Jealously it has guarded and enlarged its domain ever since. All the poor citizen can do U hop* that, because it is 10 year later, th.e story will ba different thi« time and the paper legions of. Washington officialdom will be forced to retreat to previously confused positions. Views of Others 'Red Tape Brigade' Doesn't L»arn, Even From Example ROKO* Drummond, chief of th* CHriatian Science Monitor's Washington bureau, has found a remarkable twist In the capita!. Somebody in government Ve trying to get tomething done without ereating a new agency' to do it. Specifically, th« National Security Resource* Board is trying to promote the clisperaHl of new industry in the United States for safety reasons. Says the board: "Thsrs \r no need of a bureau in Washington or elsewhere in the federal irovernment to do this job." Like a cool wind off the lake, isn't H7 And apparently the effort is meeting with considerable initial success despite the board'i almost heretical views. If it works out, maybe others will be inclined toward this unorthodoxy and away from the prevailing notion that you've denuded the capital warehouses of every available desk and have hired people to lean on them. Yet one shouldn't be too hopeful. Back in 1941, Washington got a lesson like this and profited little. Top government officials were meeting on the Sunday after Pearl Harbor, desperately concerned with our dwinding stocks of natural rubber. With supplies from the Dutch East Indies cut off, rationing at the earliest possible moment was indicated. An all-day harangue found veteran federal officials insisting it would take six months to create a rationing system. They envisioned training a large field force to be dispatched to every corner of the land to operate it. At this juncture, up spoke a man who was not enmeshed in I he Washington tangle: "I can do it in three weeks." Nobody believed him, but the matter was so urgent they finally told him to go ahead and see wliai he could do. The man was Frank Bane, executive director of the Council of Slate Governments, and a .sort of minister without jwrtfolio to the 48 governors. He was banking on help from them, and a lot of local people besides. He got it. Alerted by wire, the governors sprang into action. Volunteers spread out in every town, ferreting out office space, furniture, willing hands to serve on ration boards. With a big map, a set of pins, a telephone and a small headquarters staff, Bane kept tabs on the tremendous organization effort. Where pressure was needed, it \vas applied. A few preliminary regional meetings had helped build up steam. When the Monday morning deadline lor tht atart of raliomng arrived, I lie General WiMoughby Has Used a Scurrilous Pen A grievous accusation if made by General MacAithur's former chief of intelligence, MaJ. Gen. Charles Willoughby. He accusei clx ncwa- panermen and three news magazines of reporting which "created an atmosphere of tension, uneasiness and distrust between Tokyo and Washington. This I* believed to have been a major cause lor the MacArthur-Tniman split." The accusation U made In an article printed in the December issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It Is given added import by a foreword »igned by MacArthur: "General willoughby's articles is of the greatest importance because of the entire effort to distort and misrepresent the causes leading to the existing situations represents one of the mo«t scandalous propaganda effort* to pervert th« truth in recent time. 1 :.'' Willoughby cites the following correspondents: Joseph Alsop, Hanson Baldwin, Homer Bigart, Hal Boyle, Drew Pearson and Christopher Rand. The general declarer that "during the most difficult days in Korea, these men were often inaccurate, biased, prejudiced and petulant; they confused an unhappy public. The corosive effect of their Irresponsible reporting wu equal to that of calculated defeattsm, even if sxich were not intended. Their reporting furnished aLd and comfort to the enemy." Wait a minute, general 1 Back up and take » look at what you've just written. The»« men giving aid and comfort to the enemy! TheM men bordering on calculated defeatism I You're talking in terms of treason, general. Treason lo the United States. Hanson Baldwin a traitor. Jseph Alaop a traitor. These other men traitor*. Surcljr, Central Wilioughby, you are distressingly mistaken. Is it possible that your rebuff by President and nation has dis-appointed and embittered you? IK it that the shocking failures of your intelligence organization, both before and after the Korean attack, weigh so heavily on your professional conscience and your personal pride? It is unfortunate that -jou have loosed such a broadside at honorable men, 'honorably carrying on their duties as reporters. It is deplorable that you have fired such a blunderbuss attack against three careful and reputable magazines, The tragedy of wounded vanity U to apparent In General Willoughby's article. Its injustice Is accentuated by the approval of his former comma nder. Why didn't General MacArthur go the way of all good soldiers and fade away? And why didnl he take his chief of intelligence with him7 —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY 'We'll Clean Up, Mo' Pe(«r ft/son's Washington Column — Television Expected to Play Big Role in '52 Election Campaign Curbing VA Rackets Scandals uncovered in the Veterans Admin- I&tiation by Rep. Olin Teague and hla committee would have shocked any nation not already hardened to graft in public offices. Publicity given the hearings did succeed in closing some of the phony schools and in removing from their posts some VA officials who had been engaging in dubious practices. With the probe »jidcd r Ihe Texas solon who headed it U ready to recommend legislative changes Rimed to dta- couvRge VA rackets. Mr. Teague would ban hobby courses, limit benefit,* to veterans, help only those willing to help themselves and end the practice of allowing VA and state officials to reap profits from proviate schools lor veteran training whose contracts they draw* up or approve. Amending the laws ss he suggests may not make honest overnight cither grafting officials or the operators of racket schools. But this step should make it harrier lo gyp veterans and taxpayers. — DALLAS MORNING NEWS By DOUGLAS I.AKSEN NEA Staff Correspondent (Peter Ed son Is on vacation.) WASHINGTON (NEA)—One of the big problems facing the presidential candidates and the national committees of both parties is how us* television most effectively during the coming campaign. The election of Rudolph Halley, television star of the Kefauver crime committee hearing. 1 !, to the office of president of the New York CHy Council largely on his TV fame proved beyond doubt Just how vital that new medium has become in Ameri- Douffat Larsen can politics. Ken Fry, d-rector of radio and TV for the Democratic National Committee, estimates that w h e n the '52 campaign is In full swing there will be more than 15,000,000 TV seU in operation In the U. B And with the coaxial cables ^ he estimates that a candidate making one speech will have R potential audience of 55 per cent of the tola population. This gives the politician.* television whether they want It or not. According to the experU, TV is going to mean several things. First it's going to make a lot more money from candidates and' parties. It' going to mean more planning (o: speeches. It's going to mean candi dales making' movies. And It's going to mean that the women's vote I more important than ever before. In the '48 campaign both partie spent about SIOO.QOO each for radl lime, with only a negligible amoun spent on TV. This campaign i oing t<> require about the same j adlo time (because TV cannot each a great many areas) plus a ot of TV time. And that Is where rub comes in as far as mon:> 5 concerned. X)ST MAY RUN INTO MILLIONS Thirty minutes of the best time— arly evening—one one of the larg- st TV networks, which has 64 sta- ions, cost $27,406. And if a com- nerclally sponsored program has to •e canceled, the candidate or party IBS to pay for that *how, in addi- ion to time charges, which might ost in the neighborhood of $30,000. At these prices, it doesn't take many televised speeches to run into he million-dollar figure. One answer to this might be the outright sponsorship of political speeches by big firms. But it's a ot of money no matter how you do All TV experts agree that televi- not letting some lero type as put a premium on photogenic, a candidate as - has been predicted. Julian B. Goodman director of TV news for NBC in Washington, explains: "A candidate does not have to be an aclor or pretty boy to make a convincing speech to (he voters Most Important, he's got tn be forthright and honest because tele vision gives a much more discerning look at a 'candidate by hu iitdience than any other medium. "It also gives a voter n. bette: look at a man than even hearing him at a big rally because thi viewer sits quietly in his own living room studying the man am isn't distracted or influenced b; the other w hoopla of a rally o demonstration " Fry says he gives speakers thre 1 tips for a TV speech. First, he telL them to get a close shave. Failur once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrickwn It ta not that I am without the normal allotment of Christmas plrit, but the holiday has come to contain certain frustrations thit re not easily contended with. Giving may be more blessed than it- elving, but it also Is infinitely more complex. The act of giving ij simplicity it- 1 standing, have proved to be no help Jv lelf, even up to and Including tricky Every time the now-present mon- 'W ,.,. .... ., „ soon season comes upon us, It be- ttle speeches of presentation if uch are called for. Catch Is, how- ver, that before a gilt can be glft- d It must be selected, and this an involve more strategy and legwork than planning to heist Fort Cnox. • • * THE VASSALS OF comtncrre, Iieir diplomatic intents noUrith- o do this make you look like tl roofc type. Next, you should dre eatly, he warns. And, finally, h them to talk just a5 thouj hey are explaining something to riend In his own living room, be ause, that, in effect, Is Just what hey are doing. Both Fry and Ed Ingalls, radio nd TV director of the Republican National Committee, plan to keep adio and TV entirely separate as ar as planning goes. TV speeches will be directed mostly at city .udiences. Radio speeches will be .imed at the specific areas where 10 TV is available. TV, will also •equire candidates to make movies >f speeches for distribution to local TV stations. Goodman, Fry and Ingalls all agree tha video will put special emphasis on the women's vote this ime. Women, Goodman explains, are more influenced by the general appearance of a man -and he doesn't have to be handsome—than by- its political reasoning. Thus, more women than ever before will get a chance to make their decisions on the basis of having seen the candidate in action. This factor is some- Sunday School -esson By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. It is one thing to deliver a people rom bondage, but ancther thing to build them into a strong, sound, raid prosperous nation. It was a lesson that Moses learned, and it is a lesson that we are earning in these modern days ot world war. when, as is often said, ~.t is possible to win a victory and ose the peace. War in a sense represents conditions of bondage, while peace represents conditions of freedom, safety, and prosperity. We know .to what extent, the }eace was Io5t after the victory of World War I, and we realize full well how much of the peace has been lost since World War II, though hope is strong that through alliance and treaties we may yet retrieve that loss, and build safely lor the future. It was the distinction of Moses lhat he was not only a deliverer, but also a builder. He encountered all the dangers, difficulties, and delays of reconstruction, the waywardness and rebelliousness of the people, and the forty years of wandering in the wilderness — fewer years than the world in this Twen tieth Century has wandered in : wilderness of war and fear. In the Old Testament, and the New Testament as well, It Is Moses who is re_cogiii£sd as the . founder and builder of the national arid religious life, following the return of the people from Egypt, just as Abraham Is honored as the original founder and pioneer. One cannot tell, even after consulting the seemingly best authorities, how much of Jewish law and ritual was based upon the original foundation that Moses laid, hut it is 'notable th'at the authority of Moses was attributed to whatever came later. What were some of the stones in that national foundation that Moses laid? First and basic. I think, was the insistence upon racial and national unity as the essential means of strength and preparedness. It was sought to achieve this by strong interdiction against mixed marrJ- I ages, and by utter destruction of enemies (See Deuteronomy 2:34; Numbers 31:9, 17). Though such measures seem unjust, the principle of unity b sound; no nation intermingled races can. be comes necessary to sit down and try to guess just what It is that various relatives are least likely to have three of already.' Everything, it turns out, is a potential Christmas present. The six- pound box of peanut brittle that was touted as the only thinkable Valentine's Day gift now comes festooned with holly garland and billed as the ideal "Xmas Treat" for anyone you know. Anyone with their own teeth, of course. The wrist watches, the seat covers, the underwater fountain pens, the potted cacti, the washing machine and the sift-wrapped Cadillac that were incomparable remembrances on Mother's Day. Father's Day, birthdays, Easter, Fourth of July, anniversaries and the vernal equinox are now unequalled Yuletide bequests. • • • HENCE, ALL THE gaudy bits of Americana on the current market all strong unless all elements are built See SUNDAY SCHOOL on Page 10 / In B/ythevifle J5 Years IN HOLLYWPOD By ERSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent thing candidates will have to be very careful about, they claim. Among party strategists, this question is already hot as to the candidate who will make the most effective TV personality. Senator Taft is said to be excellent. Governor Warren of California is also good, president Truman is rated only fair. General Eisenhower is considered best of all, It Is not claimed by any of the television experts that TV alone will elect or defeat a president In 1952. But they do claim that it will make a bigger change in the of Blythev!1!e S5hoo is, announced this afternoon that the senior high school tuition charge of $7.50 had been reduced to $3.15 for the third and final six weeks term of the first semester. Tom Phillips broadcast piano numbers over WMG, Memphis radio station, yesterday afternoon in _a contest program sponsored by a Memphis firm. The winner of the contest will be awarded a trip to New York, where he will appear on a Fred Alien broadcast. W. D. McClurkm, superintendent offer little suggestive aid, as .... have been considered earlier and checked off as purchased, unnecessary, impractical or financially unattainable. Having spent our imagination on'A previous gift-days, the little woman . and I find ourselves staring blankly across the budget at one another as the year's final holiday rolls nearer. "Well, what do you want Santa and/or the finance company to bring you this Christmas?" I ask her. "Oh. I don't know," she replies. A moment of mediation. "Well, what do you want this year?" she asks me. "Oh. I don't, know." I reply. . "How about a shirt?' "Got one." "Necktie?" "For my birthday, remember?" "Cuff links? 1 " "Anniversary. Be cheaper, any. way, U you'd just sew the buttons back on my cuffs. But what about 'you? Some cosmetics, maybe?" "You tried that on my birthday," she replies. "I recall your theory that fingernail polish and lipstick: ought to be two-tone, like a car." "Just getting out of the old rut. How about something lor the home?" "How about a house?" "Very funny. Ha-ha. Who writes your stuff? Why don't you ask for •>/; something reasonable—like a new -fl| car?" "Just wash the one we've got. It's been dirty so long I can't remember what color it is." THERE IS NO end to this gay exchange, and that is the major difficulty. So we consult the various sources of commercial propaganda. "Here's something in the line of home beautification, dear," I tell her. "What is it," she inquires, with the impllcatio'n she has learned my tasteSj "a Varga girl done in oils?" "No, lover. A galvanized, non- tipping garbage can. Either you've got to stop using the kitchen window or improve your aim," "Wanna be practical, huh? Let me see the classified ads. Maybe there's something available in slightly-used husbands." Naturally, I have no comeback for this as the meat cleaver she is character of campaign:; Ihiin was caused by radio. There lies before us now a difficult timt . . . But I do not doubt we shall come through bfl- cause we shall use not only our party forces but a growing sense of the need to p\it Britain back in her place—a need whicU burns in the heart* of men far beyond the.se shores,—Winston Church- Ill, British prime minister. • • + Trading means both buying and selling, and without both there is no trade but merely gifts, grants, defaulted loam and the bitterness of mia- underslancUn? as a reward for forced exports.— Virgil D. Reed, advertising executive. * * * It is vital today to see that decisions which the government makes aren't influenced by lack ot iii/ormat-ion on the part of voters . . . Perhaps we should revise the old statement, "What you don't know won't hurt you," lo read: "What you don't know may destroy you. 1 *—George H. Gallup, rounder, American and British Institute of Public Opinion. HOLLYWOOD (NEA> — Shirley Temple, who's living on a three- acre farm just outside of Washington. D. C., as the wife of Lieut. Commander Charles Black, has giv- up her career for good, ac- cordinp lo pals, Even $2,000.000 for B big TV deal couldn't lure Shirley away from the farm. + * * Both Eddie Cantor and his wife. Ida. will have casting approval of her role when Hollywood films "The Eddie CaiHor Story." Ida's already on record with, "1 don't »ant any glamor puss to play me," and Eddie'.s theory Is: "1( they don't believe the actreM who plays Ida, we're In trouble." » • * Academy prexy Charles Brackett's terse wordage on the bility of leleviFiliR the Oscar awards In March: "There's not remote chance." But what ft preat public relations remote it coi]ld be Grfrr Garscn'.i poo-poohln(t Gilda Gray's slory thKl extra in «nr of Gitda's was an English movies. "I think." Grcfr let it fly thai GlWa jol her shimmies miv ed." • • * One director's opinion on De anna Dmbin. who's rumored rcad> for a film comeback. Normal Taurog speaking: "She's a brilliant, performer wh was ruir.ed by Hollywood. Tt \va a case of ihc wrong choice of ve hides. Deamia's still (treat. Sh hasn't lc:t her ability." TALENT A-WASTTN* Problems, problems, problems Jane Greer's Nordage on why she made only three movies in U "The studio's mad at me. I get. iy pay check every week, but m in Hollywood to make good iclures, not just money. "The public saw a lot of me hen I was trying to learn some- hing about acting. Now that I've See HOLLYWOOD on Page 10 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE ieware of Tricks At Bridge Tourneys By OSWALD JACOBY \Vrilten for NO. Service The national tournament now •ing held In Detroit is devclop- ig its own crop of bridge swindles, naturally enough. All of the best ournamcHt players look for hances to talk their opponents out of what is rightfully theirs, and sometimes the results are more weird than wonderful. Memory takes me back ten years 3 the national tournament that was Interrupted by Pearl Harbor. I remember one hand in which both sides got busy with swindling tactics. South decided he could play the hand at no-trump if he could stave off a heart opening lead. His bid of two hearts was an attempted swindle, leading to the expected contract of three no-trump. West, who had a very good nose, smelt something fishy about the bidding and therefore opened the three ot hearts In spite of South': heart bid. Declarer played the ten of hearts from dummy. »nd East aon *\ Uh the kins. Peter LtventritU who held cards, made the rather natural return of the jack or spades, and South put up the ace of spades to win the trick. West, who was Sam Rossant, tried his hand at swindling by dropping the queen of spades on this trick. This play male it appear that East, had led the jack of spades from a holding of J-10-2. Declarer there! Jre went over to dummy with a club to lead a second round of spades from dummy. When Leventritt naturally played the deuce fondling seems to demand silence. This sort of informal debate provides topics for intimate home dls- j cussion until about the 22nd or J13rd; -* when, the logjam generally has a. way of breaking under its own pressure. I'm still not sure what I'll get her Something practical, probably, like a new doormat or a floor polishing kit. I don't know what I'll get from her. Most likely the meat cle it . this. NORTH (D) T 4976543 VQ 106 • ACJ * AK WEST EAST AQ10 *J2 VJ853 VAK9 » 3752 » 10864 *J83 410652 SOUTH A A K 8 * KJ3 AQ974 North -South vul. Nor. Cist South Wat 1 * Pass 2V (!) Pass 3 V Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — f 3 Fabulous Beast Answer to rTevlou. Puzzle HORIZONTAL 3 Climbing I Depicted P' 3nt fabulous beast * Cerium 8 It resembles (symbol) 5 Atop E Spoil 7 Seines 8 Garden tools 9 Either 10 Color 13 Income 14 Mountain nymph 15 Merry 16 Name 18 Accompli shed 11 Mariner 19 Suffix 12Dashccn 20 Bern a dec! 17 Chinese 22 Behold! measure 23 Roman 20 Substitutes emperor 21 Young frogs 25 Century plant 2* Was V A t-t = A ^ A 9 E U £ E 1 V A -J A M ^ K/ e 0 ca i = ^ . 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Lcventrilt won with the ace of hearts and returned the nine, whereupon Hossant overtook with the Jack o( hearts and cashed i lh« eight of hearts for the fifth 'deferuivt trick. 27 Adorn 23 Beetles • 29 Mystic ejaculation 30 Page (ab.) 31 Tungsten (ab.) 32 Giant king of Bashan 33 Encourage 3511 has the tail of a 38 Cipher 39 Comfort 40 Area measure 41 Fiber* 47 Exist! 48 Scrap 50 Persian city 51 Legal. mailers 52 Roman road* 54 Gourmet M Greek populace 57 Sadden VEKTICAL 1 Imperative 2 Tidier disorderly 26 Gallery 44 Retired 33 Insect 45 Back of neck 34 Chemical salt 46 Fall in drops 36 Willows 49 Jewel 37 Capes 51 Regret 42 Russian news 53 Artificial agency language 43 Room (ab.) 55 Credit (ab.)

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