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PAGE «IX COTJRIER NEWJI FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1981 TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDHICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevillc. Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9. 1911. Member of The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earlier it) the city of Ulyihoville or any suburban town where carrier service In maintained, 25 a per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. 85.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable itr advance, Meditations For, for this cause was Itie gospel preached also to tliem llial are dc:nt, thai Ih'y might he Judged according to men In Hie flesh, hut live according to God in the Spirit.—I'tlrr 4:8. * * * Lincoln dirt but pour (lie soul of the nation Into the monumental act o! universal liberty; and' that soul was inspired by the gospel. —Edward Hiomson. Barbs A bootlegger was caught doing business in a southern jail'. Prom dry cells to wet ceils. * * + Some men work from Ihe bottom up and have jtnns who work from thr top down. + * * Today's hen is iu the same class as the goose that laid the golden egg—and that's no lairy talc. * * * We don't' hear much about clltf dweller* fhe*e <<»ys—bol plenty about Mufferi. + * + With winter here, Isn't It about time for tlie stores to be showing summer clothes? give wing. Naturally, only «v««ts will tell whether this harsh analysis of his chances is accurate. Obviously he and his backers have some good theories and possibly an Hiicouraginjf array of political reports from the country, else they would not venture forth. The most likely hope in the Stassen camp is that Eisenhower will not run Hiul that Rtasscn therefore will inherit the strength which now accrues to the Certainly there is no great ground swell of popular sentiment for Stassen, and he must be well aware of this. Jn any event, though, he must, be admired for having the vigor and gumption to try again, and thereby helping to make the JOG2 GOP race a genuine American- type sweepstakes. Views of Others Debt Is Catching Up With Us Now Stassen Throws Hat in Ring, Upsets Political Wise Men Perhaps President Truman's upset victory at the polls in 1948 had a profound effect upon the thinking of many a political aspirant. After all, he demonstrated that people in this country cannot be predicted. He refused to flinch in the face of adverse public opinion polls and betting odds. For months the pundits and political wise men have been guying that it's Taft vs. Eisenhower for the Republican nomination in 1952. But here and there a few prominent disbelievers have cropped up. Gov. Earl Warren of California was one. Ha jumped into the fray a while back in hearty defiance of the experts who have been saying it's a two-horse race. Now we have another contender, Harold E. Stassen, former governor of Minnesota aiul now president of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in twice before, once in 19-14 as a sort of build-up for the next turn, and then in 19-18 in an all-out but which gained striking original success only to sputter out. by convention line. For a while this time it Iqoked as if Stassen would throw his weight to General Eisenhower, but gradually he changed his mind a3 old friends and supporters pressed him to run again. In announcing his candidacy, Slas- S4.i laid some stress on recent conversations he had with Eisenhower in Paris. He said his decision to run did "not necessarily" mean the General himself would not be a candidate. But he appeared to imply that it did mean that, and KiseriViower's campaign manager, Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, promptly denied the soundness of any such interpretation. Whatever influence Eisenhower may have had on liis move, Stassen clearly has been receptive to the presidential lightning since at least early fall. At that time his former backers— with certain notable defections—are said to have convinced him prospects were good for 1952. The defections, including Thomas Coleman of \Visconsin, now aiding Senator Taft, were a source of wovry. However, eventually the stalwarts in Slas- sen's following sold him on the idea these losses were not fatal. Cold political appraisers see it differently. They think the losses are important. They feel Stassen has not gained much strength in his adopted Pennsylvania and liaa gone down in his native Minnesota and adjoining northwest states. They also believe that Slasseii, never a favorite of the GOP regulars, is no longer a darling of the party's progres- Tlie people are cashing 1" United States bonds now (aster than they are buying them. Wlien the full meaning ot that comes home U> Washington, something is going to happen. It is bound to hniincn. And this is why: In 1052 bonds to the value, of a billion and a half mature. Next year lour billion dollais worth will liave to be paid off. In 1053 the government will have to find six and a hall billion dollars lor bond maturities. The reason people are not buying bonds as readily as they dirt Ls that they liave lost money on the bonds they bought ten years ngo. They paid $75 with a buying power o[ $15 when tliey bought a $100 bond. Ten years later they gel, the $100, but it bus a buying power of about »60. That Is a clear lass of $25 for every $100-bond cashed In now. Hitherto, when our extravagance-minded rulers lit Washington ran out of cash, they printed bonds, sold them—and went merrily on. But If nobody buys the bonds—or if only a few buy them—thai plan won't work. Whnt will they do! Mnybc they will order the banks to buy the bonds. That will work for a while. Tlien what? The answer lo that hasn't been formulated. But (he answer In the end Is that a government can not go on living beyond its means. Sooner or later we must pay as we go. If it Is sooner, so much the better. If It Is later, bankruptcy will cntch up with us before sound common sense does. --DALLAS MORNING NEWS once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrickson With extremely casual use of the English language, Secretary o* Treasury John W, Snyder has tossed we whimpering million* » cheery sop with -which to brighten the advent of our new year. — • — # Whether your favorite forecaster Babson or Winchell, the over-all redaction is that the upcoming ear will contain everything except plague of locusts. And that ouldn't surprise me a whit, on ccount of I see this one as a year f all things to all men. Peter fdson's Washington Column — Everybody Wants to Get into Act In Switch to Aluminum Business WASHINGTON — (NEA) — There's ft big scramble going on now In the copper and brass industries to get Into the aluminum business. Companies that don't make this switch face tlie prospect of their processing plants having less ind les* metal to ;hew on. World supplies of copper are getting no greater and the price is •going up. Before Thrown Sponge It Is easy lo leel a pang of sympathy for Edward T. Condon of Dccatur, 111. who resigned his position on the local draft board because the hoys couldn't see any object. In .being sent to Europe and "they kind of sell you on the idea." The theory that we must be strong II we are to be free is sound, but it is rarely attractive when put, Into practice. And H could be that If enough draft board members and comparable officials In enough places felt the same way Mr. Condon docs and acted on the sama Impulse the whole unpleasant business could be forfiotlen. But the list, of course, would have to Include Mr. Condon's Russian counterparts. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Peter Edson World copper cents Today War II was 12 a pound it Is 2-ltt SO THEY SAY No mail who reaches (he position of a general, who has spent his entire life in the environment of the caste system and dictatorship of the Army, has the proper basic training to be President of the United States.—Emit Mazey, secretary- treasurer, UAW-CIO. Glamor is becoming more difficult (o find. Women have lost their individuality. They- all have the same hnir-do, the same make-up, the same movements. It's like a disguise.—Curtis Bcrn- hardt, movie director, * * * Man needs an anchor, and H is a fad that n .society organized without reference to the love ol God, cannot provide such an anchor. Our life In this part of the ui'M (midwest* is going lo pieces not because ihrre is no religion, but because there are too many.—Dr. RLston Trucbtood, professor ol philosophy, Earlhain College. * * * Mudern art, not satisfied with the denial ot the spiritual nature of man, disioris in a grotesque and repelling fashion his human form. —Dr. Matthew Spmka, professor ot church history, Hartford Seminary, * * * Secularism is responsible for the success of .self-mlcrested persons, bigots and false patriots in fastening upon so many Americans increasingly a belief that to get ahead one must be a con- formlM.—Norman Thomas, former Socialist presidential candidate. * + * Great nations ate not killed from without— they die when they refu.'-e the internal discipline that will keep their position inviolate.—Edward P. Moifiau, of OP A. * * * in the present state of the world, progress is a rendition for survival.—Dv. Irving Langrmrir. Nobel Prl?.e winning chemist. * * * From hard experience we know that Moscow is not Impressed with R velvet gi^ve unless it encloses a mailed fist.—Charles E. Wilson, defense mobilize r. cents for domestic, 27% for foreign metal. On the other hand, aluminum' was 16 ce^ts before the war. The two metals were equal in price ai the U-cent level. But today nlum inum Is 19 cents a pound—5',z t< 7It cents less than copper. And oni pound of aluminum will In mos cases do the work of two or thre pounds of copper. So competition Is a simple problem. Anaconda. Copper Co. has jumpet into the aluminum business b hacking Harvey Machine Co. California in Us successful bid fo a government power allocation froi Hungry Horse dam. It will suppl a 100-million dollar, 12,000-ton ai umlnutn plant to be built at Kal: pell, Mont. . The two other major U.S. coppe producers are Phelps-Dodge and CcnnccoU'. There have been oppor- Umili cs, pa rtic marly since the start of the Korean war, when they might have production. Department into aluminum of Justice's antl- «t into the picture. They showed i ^sufficient interest. Mow It may e too late, unless the government ecides on a further aluminum cx- ansion program. Small Firms Want Their Share On the sidelines, anxious to get nto aluminum production, are a umber of smaller companies. So ar they haven't been able to han- le financing and production prob- ems. They all want government oans and public power allocations. The power just isn't available and he most Defense Production Administration seems'willing to offer inanciatty is rapid tax amortixa- ,ion. Olin Industries, a small scale aluminum producer in a government plant during the war, would like o get back in the game, but big One of. OUn's subsidiaries, Winchester Arms, Is typical of the Companies bothered by the problem of decreasing copper supply. American Smelting and Refining Apex Smelting of Chicago, Spartan Aircraft of Oklahoma and Arnold Troy, a New York. aluminum ex- ruder have also made passes a getting into primary aluminum production. So far none has been able to the 100 million dollar which C. E. Wilson says it take to start a business today. The government's present alum inum expansion plan to be com pleted by 1954, will add 667,000 ton. (i pear to the pre-Korea productio of 727,000 tons. Of this 1,404,00 tons total, Aluminum Co. of Amer ca will have about 41 per cen Reynolds Metals 29 per cent, Ka ser Aluminum 25 per cent and Har vey-Anaconda 5 per cent. While ALCOA'S monoply thus been broke.!, it still claime trust division has wanted to keep copper and • aluminum industries competitive. But the defense agencies invited the copper people to there isn't enough competition ye and not pearly enough prociuctio There arc now some 17,000 alum num porcessors. Small Processors Get Most of Production Jess Larson, Defense Materials ocurement "administrator, who arted the present expansion pro- am, wrote into all contracts that o-thirds of the new production ust be sold to these small pro- j SSOTS for five years, to keep them I ling. Whether there is a further ex- ansion. program to take in the cop- producers and some of the ther hopefuls, it now in the hands f the new Office ot Aluminum, ended by Samuel \V, Anderson, the Department of Production dministration. It was Anderson- forme r New York banker — w ho •orked up the deal t oput the Ana- onda-Harvey combination into al- ininum. Th ere Ls no d an ger and no pos- ibility opper Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROY D. D. For some time now T shall be writing about the life ol Jesus, as He lived it among His early disciples and friends. Picture the groups and multitudes as they gathered to hear Him. Envision Jesus talking to His disciples as they wandered by flower-strewn byways, or retired to the mountainside. And through the grace of God, and the pen of St. Matthew, join them on the hillside where Jesus delivers His Sermon on the Mount and describes the Kingdom of God A hymn-writer of a generation ago once wrote: "I think when I read that sweet story of old, When Jesus was here among men. How He called little children like lambs to His fold, I should like to have been with Him then." It was a pious and a rather beau tlful wish, but jn a deeper and mon real F»nse than we often reallzi we can live with Jesus and Hi friends. And walking with Jesn through the pages of the Gospels we can enjoy some advantage ove those early disciples. Why do T suggest such a strang thing as that we should have an advantage over them? Because we may learn from wha they learned—but learned late, an not until their Master was about-1 d!e, or after His resurrection. Almost to the very last the chos en Twelve were quarrelling aboi place and .preferment. The mothe of Zebede's children, James John, was asking for special plac and honor for her sons. Even at the Last Supper In th Upper Room Jesus hadjstlll to teac them the lesson of humility and service by washing their feet. Tt seems remarkable that those, chosen by Jesus, men of initiative, Intelligence, and daring, should so seriously have failed to grasp His teaching and understand Ills mis- that the transition from to aluminum, which has jceii going on gradually for a num- er of years, will be completed over- light. K the industry converts six >er cent a year, metals experts :htnk it will be doing well. There Is plenty of bauxite, the ire from which alumina is made. But in addition to lack of electrical powe r, the bo tt le necks to rgeater aluminum production are short- iges of natural cryolite, which comes from Greenland, and is about exhausted. Cryolite is used in reduction of the ore. A synthetic cry- olite can be made of sulpheric acid and flurospar, but both of these materials are in short supply. Some metals experts think America's best bet is to rely on Canadian aluminum production. Canada now has 900,000 tons annual aluminum production in Quebec Province Another 750.000 tons production can be made available in British Their hearts and wills were !n the right place, hut their minds were blinded by the Intensity of their ambition and by their vision of glory In an earthly kingdom. They did not understand Him when He' said, "My Tdngdom Is not of this world." , , But in the aftermath they understood, as the Comforte'- trough! to their remembrance (John 14:26) all that Jesus, was, and said, and did, Under that •spiritual guidance and remembrance they became what Jesus had intended. Tt was that same John whose mother had asked preferment for him and who had thereby aroused the indignation of his brethren, wh< was to express In glowing word; the supreme evidence of effective ness and power of the Gospel: "W know that we have passed froir death unto life, because we love th brethren." We have the advantage of knowing the Master as John first kne Him but also as Johr* came to kno' Him with the fullness of love an insight. ONE OF THE things it will b« to dr. Snyder, assuming he bellevej is own crystal ball, is a prosper- us year. Prosperous for us folks, hat Ls. since there Is little doubt to Mr. Snyder's continuing per- onal prosperity. Until November, nyway. Mr. Snyder's prognostication is, lowever, a gem of irony. It very robably holds together well in the ompany of masters of the wlzardy :>f economics. But the bulk of us do not know a cycle from a velocipede and are more intimately acquainted with the formula for a p ery dry martini than with th« Malthusion Theory, Hence some pounding is required to make things enter the skull. Mr. Snyder predicts prosperity >ased on higher employment and ligher incomes. But fewer civilian ;oods. This means inflation, suh, and large administrations of tax cathartics are necessary to purge us of excess purchasing power. This Is no new idea he expresses, but it sounds just as unpleasant as the first time I heard it. UNDERSTANDING COMES painfully hard when we are told that paychecks will be big and there will be jobs for all but the tax bite must be deep. Perhaps It Is due to the slightly Heaven-like conception of prosperity we have acquired from listening to several thousand, political speeches. The definition of prosperity can be only relative at best. For some, apparently i nclud ing the econo mists of Mr. Snyder's acqualnt- ice. prosperity Is balancing pay- icck against room, and board and change of clothes and having one ancel out the other. The average lay citizen, however, as been convinced that prosperity a chicken In every pot, a TV set every living room, and two Cad- lacs in every garage, "With some- nng left for pure un constructive leasiire. Somewhere In between is 75 Years Ago In Columbia by be too late. 1956. But that may IN HOLLYWOOD Uy EKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Sl»tf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclu-1 rival fighting in street clothes Yours: inside reason £ o r Ava Gardner's appearance in a box cat. instead of on the stage by Frank Sinatra's side during that big British charity show, was a jang-up ii&M. between the couple. The spat continued after the curtain rang down. the dimly lighted ring ol an empty arena. Meeker Just played Betty Hut- ion's sciig-and-dance co-star in "Somebody Loves Me." fl 's prize fight training may be .strenuous but he's saying ttiat . lost more weight working with. Bouncin' Betty than with R punch\ sioik d*te has been encircled j in S ba *' _«. OF TV the UK2 calendar for Red and:-"MM\ riKEb OF T\ Georgia Skclton. It's bcf n decided that Para- [ mount's "Topsy and Eva," the Hfej slory of Vivian and Rosclta Dun-j can, wilt be compictfly fictitious. | No references to the third Duncan | sister or MU Asthcr. j Excerpt Irani a fan letter to Gioucho Marx from on Ohio maIrcn: "I love your TV show, but 1 still cant cet out ot the habit of opening all the windows when yon start -smoking those cigars." Make a note that Bob Hope's My Favorite Spy" will be your Is Jimmy Stewart upset about the rash of Jimmy Stewart impersonators on television? "They don't bother me a bit, ! Jimmy said. "I lust get tired I See HOLLYWOOD on F«*« W .able. He led the three of hearts rim his hand, allowing East to win i trick with the nine of hearts! This was a weird play, considering the fact that George had 150 honors in trump. Nevertheless, It cinched the contract. East returned the queen of clubs, and South ruffed high. He then led the four of hearts to dummy's eight, thus acquiring an entry to ' Mrs. Joseph A, DeCarr. of Rich mond, Va.. is the guest ol her dau ghter, Mrs. T. G. Seal, and famil Mr. and Mrs. Claude Thomaso assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Hari Jones, entertained Sunday with turkey dinner for 25 relatives fro Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Cleon Tucker, jound to be the real and practical hing. . • • • .^t I AM NOT ATOP a soap box to- ^ ay in the interests ol caviar and hampagne prosperity. Neither am interested in a neat statistical ffset of income against outgo. Whether we like it or not, however, he latter is nearer what we've got xxiay than is the former or even ny middle point. Time WBS when leftover personal evenue went into the sock or under the mattress as a special fund that new home or new car or college education or retirement. What most of us .have left over after taxes has been so diluted by the new high cost of living we lave attained through the OPS ,hat saving seems futile. Tn these times, there aren't many of us who would balk at paying a share of the defense effort. But to date the citizen contributor is not . happy when he sees what his tax money has bouzht. He sees potential savings poured down a variety of ratholes. Until we start getting our. money's worth, Mr. Snyder, your doubletalk about prosperity and heavy taxes is a short ration of sugar that fails to coat a bitter pill. Montkello, Ark., have moved hers and are at home in Eaton apartments. Mr. Tucker is to be associated with Standard Oil Company. r What's Cooking? Answer to Previous Puzzle JACOBY ON BRIDGE George Gives o Tooth for an Ey« «y OSWALD JACOBY Written tor NEA Strike "I can't bear to watch that sort . „ , of bridge," said the old gentleman. lavcrite Hope picture. Sample Hope , t wasBobv(c n, s that he had been >w: watching Generous George, so I \VI;en Hedy Lamarr sots fire to wa(V;C( j ov€r u> the laule and got tlie villain's home: the full hand from George. 'Tell the ushers tha popcorn Is \vest opened the jack of clubs, burning." During a wild and George won with Ihc king. He i'.aid down the ace of hearts hope"It people anw this on television (, M |y an[ i switched lo a spade when he discovered that East had 9» the ihcy wouldn't believe It." trumps. NORTH « * K Q J » ¥872 i-K65 + 6S3 • AST • « A 10 9 V965 « A 10 9 + QS72 »OUTH (D) *« WEST A87631 VNone • Q871 4 J 1094 * J42 AAK Both sides vul. South West North Cut 2V Pass 2* Pas* 3V Pass 3N.T. Paw 4 V Pass Pass Pas* Opening lead— j* 3 HORIZONTAL 1 Spicy meat stew 7 Flower parts 13 Unfavorable HEgg dish 15 The meat should be 16 Smaller 17 Insect 18 Daub 4 Nebraska town 5 Employs 6 Conditions 7 Vegetables 8 Persian prince 9 Number 10 Property recipient 11 West Indian islands 12 Emphasis 23 Allowance for 3BDisposition 20 Female source 19 Consume of mutton 22 Closing an 21 Girl's name electric gap 23 Posed 21 Menelaus' 2-1 Collections of lather 26 Fruit cake MOM's Broadway "find," Ralph Kast look the ace of spades at Meeker, is the prire fighter In love I once (fortunately for him) and re' turned a club *.o South's ace. George wijh ballet dancer Leslie Caron In "Glory Alley." Big moment: Meeker and a haled now made the play that drove the old gentleman muttering from the dummy. Now he could cash the king and queen of spades, discarding diamonds from his ou'n hand. George had given up ft trump trick to enter the dummy, but he had obtained two spade tricks in exchange. Generous George is always willing to give up one trick In order to get two tricks for it. If South had drawn trumps normally, the contract would then depend on winning B diamond trick. The diamonds happened to be badly placed, and George would have lost three diamonds—and his game contract. 25 Foretellers 27 Walks feebly 29 Coffee conlainer 31 Went astray 32 Young cooking chicken 34 Observe 35 Published 37 Food fishes <1 Pealed <2Kind ot be. 44 Food seasoning «Cood breakfast food 46 Excavates 48 Cravat 49 Tipped 51 Harmonize 53 Chemical salt 54 Rose 55 Soaked 56 Small candles VERTICAL 1 Tax bases 2 Thoroughfirt . 3 Mild ingredient waste 30 Acted as chairman 32 Brittle 33 Curl 35 Roman magistrate 36 Put on 39 Straightener 40 Horses 43 Bread ingredient 46 Allot 47 Greek portico 50 Make lace 52 Knock .lightly

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