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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1991 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER M5WS CO. H. W. HAINE8, PublUher BARRY A. HAINES, Aulstant Publbher A, A. FRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Mantier Bole Nation*! Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second claw matter at the post- office at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member oj The Associated Pits* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlylheviUe or any suburban town where carrier tcrvlce Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, »2.50 for Elx months, J1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Simon Peler answered and laid, Thou art th> Chrfet, (he Mm of (he Uvlnf God.— Matthew Chriit'i divinity accounts for His exaltation to the right hand of God, Justifies the worship of angels and the confluence of mankind. It makes clear His right to the throne of the universe, and enables the mind to understand why He Is exalted In providence, in grace, and In judgment. — George C. Larimer. Barbs A police official advises men to be wary oJ having their pockets picked when in a crowd. Mom will take care of tliat right at home. • * • • An Artaona miuiclan was arreiled for baring two wlra. He certainly can't know much aboat Burglare who stole a carton of corsets from a Chicago stor« may be letting themselves in for a nice stretch. * • • Now uimm ill* Katon that brfnit the »loppr Mather that makM th* wfedom of wearing go- k In. 1* th« pessimist, if something isn't all wrong H Isn't right. Allies Cannot Tolerate Rebirth of Nazi Spirit Periodically since the end of World War II, free men of good will have found it necessary to decry evidences of a resurgent Nazism or its nationalistic equivalent in conquered Germany. This is another of those moments. In the cabinet of the Bonn government as minister of transport is one Hans Christian Seebohm. He is the leader of the so-called German Party. But he has no rightful place in any government which professes to be reaching for the path of freedom and of alliance with Britain, France and the, United States. A year ago, Seebohm declared that only the German army and not the German people had surrendered to the Allies in 1945. What a reminiscent ring that has! After Germany's defeat in World War I, the legend was that not the army the weak, corrupt home front had brought about the Fatherland's downfall. Whatever reverse twist is put upon this doctrine, its purpose is clear. Us aim is to convince the German nation of its infallibility and invincibility. On this myth, German nationalism feeds. Now Seebohm is making fresh nl- tempts to revivify the spirit that has brought so much destruction to Europe in the 20th century. He recently told a convention of his party that the Nazi era is part of the tradition of Germany's "historical greatness" He urged his audience to salute "all the symbols" under which Germans have died, presumably including the forbidden Nazi swastika. And he was greeted with cheers. The Allies, shocked by this "arrogant nationalism," have formally protested to the Bonn government. The French hope to see Scebohm's removal from the cabinet. As an object lesson to the untold numbers of Germans who plainly feel no contrition for the evils of the Nazi regime, h'is ouster would be a small but necessary gesture. The harsh rules of power politics have compelled us to lure the Germans toward the West as friends, newly come democrats and co-defenders of the free world against .the Communist menace. Few would have dreamed in 1945 we would now be striving to align our conquered enemy against our then staunch Russian ally. This startling reversal of political relationships has given the Germans far more leverage than they ever expected to have. It has emboldened them to make strong demands for renewed indepen- dence and economic power. Some of these must rightfully be granted if we are to accept Germany as an equal in the family of free nations. But there i» nothing in the tense European situation which compels us to tolerate the rebirth of .the tyrannical and morally degenerate Nazism — in any form, by any name. Herr Seebohm should know once and for all that the free world looks with loathing upon the black era he chooses to describe HS part of Germany's "greatness." We have not forgotten the horrors of Hitler, and we see no way by which they may he glorified. Herr Seebohm ought to understand, loo, that whatever he and his blackshirt- ed friends may think, the free world will not suffer that kind of Germany to rise again. Evidently we are not making this crystal clear. H we are not, then let the Allied governments do and say the things which will make it so. Let the Germans grasp that for them tyranny and the dream of conquest, are dead. These things lie in the unwholesome dust of the Nazi debacle. There they must stay. Readers' Views To the Editor: Why do I have to pay a tax (poll) to vote? That's a question that no one has been able to answer for me since I moved here some two and a hnlf years ago. Every one seems to take It for granted that its a natural thing lo do before you have a chance to vote , . . that is, here In the South. I would Itke to vote, very much so. But as long as I have to pay for a privilege that I believe js every citizens constitutional right, I won't vote. Its not that I'm a cheap "skate"—if it was only a quarter, It's too much to pay for such a. privilege. Could you tell me Mr. Editor? I've heard that long ago, the white men used this method of charging a tax to vot* on the Negro; to keep him from voting. Then they «ay that a. large percentage of the collected tax goes to the schools, but nobody knows where the rest goes. 1 believe that the vast majority o( the United States k poll tax free—but why here, in the South? Why should we who fought for our country, for democracy, freedom of speech, etc., have to pay for the right to express our opinion In selecting our leaders to carry out the idcaii that we stand for. "When in Rome, do as the Romans' do." Maybe I should Just do as you' all do down here —or can you help me understand this poll tax? Or maybe the Courier readers can help; they should kno-w, too. Bill Hrabovsky BIZ South Lillj. Blythevills Views of Others An Anti-Press Policy From the time of Its enactment In 1890 until 191J, the Sherman anti-trust'law was never invoked against a newspaper. The country got along very well without any federal prosecutions aimed at th« press under this statute. But In 1842 a new day dawned. Since that year the Justice department has undertaken several anti-trust prosecutions Involving newspapers. Furthermore, other government departments have considered measures which might have the effect of coercing newspapers. The latest anti-trust move by the government In the field of press freedom Is directed at six feature services. Lawyers of the justice department have obtained subpoenas calling upon all six for detailed information concerning their 'operations. From the nature of the information soughht, the feature sen-ices have decided that anti-trust charges are it] the making, based on their common policy of selling a feature to only one newspaper In a competitive area. This, of course, gives one newspaper a monopoly on that feature. Certainly when a newspaper publishes a given feature, such as a comic strip, over a period of years, until the feature hits wide readership, this newspaper should not be forced to share the feature with another newspaper In the same city or area. Such a requirement would be extremely unfair. The disturbing aspect of the matter is that if the government docs actually proceed against the feature services, this will mark a fresh attempt to put the country's press under federal restraint. Under the guise of anti-trust prosecution, the government coulrt persecute a feature service or syndicate circulating opinions adverse to the administration in power. Congress ought to step into this situation and determine whether the justice department Is try- Ing to use the Sherman anil-trust law as a whiplash to punish newspapers unfriendly lo the administration. Urt it be asccnUined whether the same law is being used' as a means of rewarding newspapers which fawn upon the administration. —SHREVEPORT (La.) TIMES SO THEY SAY Diplomacy—The Kialthe Reds Practice once over lightly- Br A. A. Predrieksan It almost brought a tear to these sad, old eyes to note that anyone should even harbor the desire to lampoon Our President, Mr. Harry S. (for Scandal?) Truman. And especially to note that the attempt ha* been clobbered for the most fragile of reasons. Injection of a little barbed humor In a Tournament of Roses parade float was attempted by the Temple City, Calif., Junior Chamber of Commerce. These sun-kissed Jaycees now have some cut* clippings for their scrapbook, but they all add no." Peter Edson's Washington Column— Wealthy Political Comedian Allen Says 'Juice Makes Pals for Him, By DOUGLAS LAHSEN NEA Staff Correspondent (Peter Edson Is oil vacation.) WASHINGTON. (NEA) — From his phish, beautifully decorated office suite in the brand new World Center Building on 10th St.. it's only an easy wnlk lo the White ^"vij House for George E. Allen, erroneously called the White House Jester. -. . _;.;. He makes the walk frequently ami when he gets to the gale outside, the guards wave him 1 n without n-sking for Douglas Larsen „ nnss ], 15idc , le goes Into the President'.'? private office without the preliminary of making an appointment. The beauty of George Allen's frequent walks and hearty welcome at the Exe'cutive Mansion is that there is nn excellent chance that they will continue regardless of almost who becomes President iu 1052 He has the most unusual behind- the-scenes position in the -ircscnl political situation ever enjoyed b> one man. George is one of Ihe President's best personal friends. He is a bndd> al wires If he wonted to try. BIG TIME EXECUTIVE His main source of a considerable income Is from serving as a mem- x?r of the board of directors of 14 f . the country's largest firms, being :hatrninn of the board of a 15th, :liairinnn of the advisory board of a 16th, member of the executive committee of a 17th and trustee of in lath, a big insurance corpora- .ion. Some of the companies he is as- ioclated with include Republic Steel, Steep Rock Iron Mines cf Canada. 'enn Mutual Life Insurance, ACF Brill Motors, 'Standard Gas -fe Electric Co. or Chicago, The W. L. Maxson Corp., and the Hill and Knowl- .on advertising and public relations inn. He has his office with, and acts as counsel to. Alvord and Alvord. one of Washington's most successful firms of general and income tax specialists. His closest and highest paid Business connection Is with AVCO Manufacturing company. Just what is George Allen's value to these firms? He says his chiei worth to them is as a sort of public relations adviser. Others say it's not George does for them but who he knows for them. In a chapter of. his very funny book, "Presidents Who Have Known of Chief Justice Vinson, con.Mdercc to be Truman's choice In he doesn't run. He is one of Genern Eisenhower's closest personal friend. In cnse the General get.s the voters' uori. And he has a foot in th door of Senator Taft's camp. George insists that he docsn' advise his friends on politics. Som observers sny that he Is the great est political wire-puller of his time There's no question that he is Me," he refers to an attribute called "juice." which he defines as ability to get political favors, Allen writes: "Some people might think I'm a big Washington Juice., man myself My business associates, unfortunate ly for me, don'l embrace this fallacy If they did. they'd pay me more The companies with which I _ associated sometimes have busines n '. to do with the government, as al the perfect position to pull polili- > most every American company doe hese days. IFFERS REAL ADVICE "I am able to tell my associates •horn to do business with, how to make their way through the maze f red tape, and how best to con- uct themselves but I can't make a setter deal for them with the Unit- d States government than any of heir competitors can make. I laven't that kind of juice." Just what brand of juice George Jten.does have certainly could be mportant, backstage, in the cpm r ng presidential election. The most important ingredient in he Allen juice Is a tremendously attractive personality. He's witty, gay and gregarious. He doesn't take limself too seriously. He plays golf, Midge and poker and is a wonder- il story teller. An Ingredient In the Allen juice, somewhat disguised as far as the public is concerned, is a shrewd mind and real executive ability. As 'ommissioner of the District of Co- umbia's city ,government under Roosevelt he ran his part of the city with real ability and in the process became the lather of the WPA idea. Before coming to Washington he had been a fairly successful hotel man. As Chairman of the Reconstruction Finance , Corporation he did a good, blemish-free job. Whatever Allen might hope to get personally from his comfortable position with the majority of the presidential candidates, it is not a political job. He likes things too well the way they are. On the record he sticks by the last facetious paragraph in his book which says: "I expect to view this struggle with calm optimism. Pear not. I.tell myself; the men who emerge as our leaders will have the incalculable advantage of knowing me." Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROV, D. D. This Sunday many Sunday Schools will study the story of the Israelites' conquest of their former homeland, as they came out victoriously from the wilderness in their long journey from Egypt. The story is in the Book of Joshua and contains a passage that probably many of us have never noticed in our concentration upon the nobler aspects of Joshua's courage effective leadership, and devotion to his task (Joshua 1:6,7). This passage is in Chapter 6, In the account of the capture o Jericho. Telling of the capture o: that city by the Israelites, verse 2 says: "And they utterly destroyed all that was In the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep, and ass, with the edg of the sword.' That is a statement that cannot be passed over lightly, or without a great deal of thought. To visualize the scene must surely be to feel a deep revulsion against the bloody slaughter, the strange destruction of unoffending animals, and especially the killing of all, "both man and woman, young and old." It must be seen against the background of war, carnage and massacre, down through the ages, well as against the foreground of the terrible slaughter of our own limes. The whole panorama of cruelty and massacre is sad to contemplate, and all the sadder is the fact that in that ancient day, and so often tip to a horror-strict IT WAS THE IDEA of the Tern- pie City Jaycees to enter a float depicting one Harry Truman seated at a piano against a backdrop of mink coats and deep freezes. Draw your own conclusions; nobody said nothin'. The Idea was greeted with a dull hud that echoed all the way to Washington. The Tournament of Roses operators said heavens, no. The White House said It would b« in "very bad taste." The Jaycee* are now scratching their heads on alternate ideas. (I would suggest a tableau of T. Lamar Caudle—rampant on a large Form 1040—holding a smoking blunderbuss adjacent to hole in his. head. Caption: "It didn't occur to me that it was loaded." I have some other ideas 1 will be glad to forward postage due In a plain mink wrapper.) When, the White House sajs anything, it Is merely Harry Truman speaking by remote control. And: for Harry Truman to class anything I these days as in "very bad taste" ' hits a rather sour note of the ffib- j calls-the-kettle variety. ''^r '• in later times, such slaughter,has been carried out under the professed authority of God arid the sane- See SUNDAY SCHOOL on Page 75 Years Ago In Bill Secoy, formerly of here and now of Jonesboro, visited friends here over the week end. Mrs. J, T. .Collins left Sunday for Wheatland, Calif., where she is ti make her home with a niece. A total of almost $300,00 has been raised among supporters of the state championship Blythevllle high school football team for purchas of gold footballs for members the squad and substantial gifts fo Coach Carney Laslte and Ass [Man Coach Ace Puckett. club tricks—not enough for his con tract. There is a standard methcd o sively Yours: "The Jmly Garlivurt Story," " f!!tn biography starting IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — Exclu- Wanier lot, too. Pattl Page's n greed to lose 10 pounds before _ taking a Warucr film test. with the days when Judy was sing- ARMY ORDER ing as one of the Gumni Sisters, All gag references to the West inny be Louis B. Mayer's first movie point cadets who were dismissed awny horn MGM. The veteran pro- for cribbing have been dropped chiccr has been discussing iho idea ! f]- 0m the scrip of UI's "Frances Jiirty. who is ready, willing Goes to West Point." Direct orders with anil able to star in the picture. Ttir grapevine bu?,z Is Mint I'rctt AsUire finally - has agreed to lei MGM mnkc his life story amt that Donald O'Connor will play Fred, * • # "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" vuis the bait that lured Belly GrabSe back to Fox after nn eight-month suspension, The studio slipped her the news that another doll would get the part if she dirin't call o!f her beef. Betty cnme running. * • * Maria Montcz,'s sisters are angry over the handling of the star's personal effects by the Jean Pierre Autnont family. Keepsake Hems, they claim, are being sold. * • * Mae West's wails"IhAt she won't play a mother role in a movie for Arthur Lubtn haven't ended his efforts to sell her on the idea, "I still think I can talk her into it." the director says. Mac, meanwhile. Is Irving lo sell l.itbin on an idea that she Has tor a comeback film. the same time. These are very fine things to know, to be sure, but it's even better to know the right way to play a hand. Today's hand shows the difference. West opened the ten ol diamonds. East covered with the jack, and South won in his hand with the king. One glance showed declarer that he needed three club tricks to playing this kind of suit. It'is no absolutely infallible, but it does eliminate guesswork. South must begin the clubs leading the eight and letting ride for a finesse. If this finess loses to the king, there is no fur ther problem. If it loses to the Jac: South returns to -his hand and f: nesses through West a second tim either by leading the nine or th queen. This method assures three tricks in the suit If the honors are divide or if We-st has both the ktng an Jack. It fails only if has bot king and Jack. The odds are 3 1 that three tricks will be develope —and there is no need to guess consult a crystal ball. PERHAPS THERE IS some sub- ; a nee (o the argument that th« f residency of these United States I a high-type office and should be iared crucifixation on a cross of omedy. On the other hand, there ! very little funny about a cage, but hen it corrals a covey .'of chim- anzees the spectators are bound get a periodic chuckle. ' There Is a similar legend on* ears in the armed forces. Appar- ntly to remove some of the ego j ramps involved In reaching for ; n eyebrow every time brass comes •ithin range, military apprentices re told they are actually saluting uniform and not the man.-This elps some if your ego Is easily alved. But not much- I feel similarly about the presi- ency. It represents the ultimate in J omething or other and can be ine outlet for public service that j ny red-blooded young American an aspire to If backed by a fat 1 ampaign fund and a few cagily- : elected acquaintances. But landing ;i he job doesn't retool the sow's earl nto a silk purse or entitle the occu- i )ant to unearned obeisance. *^|f goes for any other public payroll ob right on down the line. a * * I AM NOT PLUGGING the Tnur- " narnent of Roses parade as the >lace for mobile political cartoons. •' But neither did the White House (Harry Truman speaking! in - the ;Jn-halo reply to the ^aycee tele- ram naively soliciting official opinion of the float idea. The reply merely said "most people viewing float such as proposed In .your wire would consider it in very bad taste." Could be, I feel, that those same people are a bit curious about the good taste involved in deep freezes and five percenters and influence peddlers and mink coats and tho RFC and lax scandals and federal extravagance and "crony" politics and one-man, non-Congressional declarations of war. ! Perhajis mass insult is not a matter of good or bad taste, but I get no cultural kicks out of implication via Fair Deal pandering jJAt this lad and several million ^P« him are too stupid to run their own affairs without federal wet- nursing. When' it comes to taste, the White House had best keep Harry's mouth shut, if only to. give his feet a rest. And order another round of air-wick. 'rom West Point. * • * Rowr-retnnice Shelley Winters gives this picture of Ingrid Berg- nian^on the set of r,obcrlo Rossel- lihi's new movie: "She .sits quietly on the sidelines like a little Italian wife and speaks only on cue from Roberto." * * * All the major studios are bidding for "Earthquake Lake, produced by the men who made "Beaver Valley." It's a combination nature film and dramatic story, photographed in a Tennessee primitive urea. A1 Jolson's widow. Erie, and Norman Krasna. arc a new item. Sec HOLLYWOOD on P»«t 12 A cnrtsy Is a very difficult, thing to do. It's the easiest, thing in the world (o fall flat on your . . . face.—Maj. C. B. Ormerod, of Great Britain. • * * What America fiecds is not a philosopher but a prophet.—Alfred North Whltehead, philosopher. Sir Alexander Korda will film R movie titled. "Who Is Sylvia?" Nope, not a biography of Mrs. Clark Gable. . . . The Bob Toppin?June Home idyll is over. . . . luith Roman won't talk oil the subject of the exclusion of her hubby's name from the New York Social Register. It's a Uboo topic on the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Trusting Luck Won't Bring Many Prizes Tlicrc Is a certain spot on mlitic UiaV seme bridge pln look at when they don't know what to do. Some players just look up at the ceiling with a vacant store and others find it useful to scratcf their heads or rub tlicir chliu the NORTH VK42 * TS3 * A 1064 WEST *Q1076 •AST * 10982 *J5 South 1N.T. Pass. «Q»13 «QJ« *K72 SOUTH O» * A43 VA65 • AK4 *QS83 Neither side vul. West North Pass 3 N.T. 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