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,. PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS 11 THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRfCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytlievlllf. Arkansas, under set at Congress, October 9. 1917. Member, of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier In ihe city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations I w»lt tnr Ihe lard, m.r »ouJ dolh wall, and la hit word do I hojw.— Psalms 130:5. A hope unaccompanied willi a godly life had better be given up, and the sooner the better; for, If retained, it will prove us a spider's web when God shall take away the soul. — Aughey. Barbs A man hnj fo go through the asset test before the modern girl will many him. * * + "Take Care o( Vour Tet Hi"— artverllnmenl. Yeah— brush 'cm every day ami don't IC 1 frtih with men who can lick you. * * » Often a word to the good wife Is sufficient— to start something, * * • We can blame some of the homi-marte »r»p« hilee for dad not btlnt the only pop in the t>a>e- ttltnl. Most of the "why don't you?" fellows seldom do, themselves. WeTireof Political Evasions And Want Facts, Not Talk Even in the best of political times, it . has never been easy to assure the American public an intelligent discussion of major policies and proposals on their merits. Politicians like to skirt the issues, to answer attacks with counter-blows which tend to meet the criticisms at a tangent rather than directly. They fill the air with labels and epithets and slogans and hope it won't be noticed that the real factual matters are lost in the shuffle. .. But the citizen can take only so much of this. There are times when lie really wants to know the facts, not just H political version of the facts. And this ^a desire that today he is finding , harder and harder to fulfill. jA prominent midwestern governor recently characterized the situation suc- c.intly when he declared that there is "too much considering of the source." In other words, when a statement is made, a policy announced or n proposal offered, the first Question is not: "What are its merits?" The question is rather: "Who said it?" If the author is n political compatriot, the utterance is lavishly lauded. The acclaim often has the automatic, artificial quality of applause from the piiid claque in the concert hall. But if the sponsor is a political enemy, then whatever was said or proposed is inevitably bad. Frormenlly before the critics have been troubled to read thoroughly what they wish lo assail, they leap iu with sweeping charges. "Smokescreen," "foolhardy scheme," "unworkable plan," are typical comments at such moments. iXow isn't this a pretty silly way to try to conduct the affairs of the world's most powerful nation at so critical a time? Of course a handful of lawmakers and other public figures always endeavor to give people both a full factual account of policies and programs and an intelligent interpretation of them. But they are too few and often are drowned out in the din of the emotional shouting from the rest. The citizen would like lo feel that more than a frail minority of his representatives have the will and the capacity to think earnestly about the country's problems and come up with answers bearing some relation to the merits. As it is, most of them behave as if they were nothing more than walking emotional networks operated by pushbutton. A speech by a political friend •snaps on Button A and the network produces soft, purring sounds of praise. A declaration by an opponent flicks on Button B, inflames the whole, system BLT'l'HEVTLLE (AKK.) COURIER and leads to a tirade of criticism. No matter which button is on, the performance soon begins, to sound like a playback of an old office dictaphone recording. Everybody but the politicials seems to be aware how tiresome and barren these push-button 'reactions have become. Come next November, perhaps the voters will push a few buttons themselves, and send some of our specialists in emotion back home where they will have nothing to react to but the weather. Hail, Libya! The free world welcomes Libya into the family of free nations. It gained its liberty under the auspices of the United Nations, and the event is a fitting achievement for the international organization in its struggle to take an effective role in world affairs. Libya long was the colonial ward of Italy. When World War II came, it suddenly found itself battleground for the spirited running encounters between British Empire forces and Rommel's Afrika Korps. Britain finally chased Hommel into Tunisia, and with that the Italian rule ended. And now the interim span of UN control is over. Libya's winning of freedom is inevitably an encouragement to all nspirants to freedom. It is also a lesson to Egypt and other Arab nations as to the wisdom of pursuing nationalist ambitions in accord with sane, orderly, legal procedures, rt is a rebuff to the inflammatory nationalist doctrine that only lawlessness and violence promise hope of fulfillment. Views of Others Question for UN One of the crucial question or 1952 Is whether the United Nations—that part ol it which adheres to stated principles—win mobilize to the necessary extent, to resist any new Communist aggression. On one side o( the picture, the Kremlin's Mr. Vishlnsky. continuing lo repudiate these principles in truculent vein menaces the small nations with the declaration that "the morning after the night before is going to be a painful one" lor those participating Jn regional je- curity. Several weeks ago he summed up the basis ot Soviet policy, with the assertion that "our guns are better, our tnnlcs better, our lighten are bet- 'tcr than yours"—another threat which, on analysis, justifies the rearmament policy of the Ire« nations and (\t the same time spikes the pretense ttmt Communist Russia itself has anything to fenr from aggression. ,"lV : In the I ace of this, the state department's appeal at, Paris for a broadening of the base of collective effort nnd sacrifice, made through Mr. Cohen, seems 'wenk. The nppcal Is predicated entirely, according to dispatch quotations, on what mny or may not happen In the way of a Korean armistice. The fact that members will "need" a grcnt deal more, In event ol an armistice, than the "temporary matntcnance of forces In Korea and means for rehabilitation of tile Koreans." seems to hiwe been omitted completely. I Yet the precarious situation of mnny bonier points, against which plans for Communist attack may already be prepared, is a constant reminder that none of the sights that' have been set for the countering of aggression is adequate; anrt that the sights which have been set are not nearly fulfilled. To suggest Hint Uw.se sights can be lowered further, as the Cohen speech, Inadvertently or otherwise, seems to do, is far from a realistic "maneuver." For one thing, the UN itself has lo "lenm the score" about UN co-operation before too many more months pass. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE SO THEY SAY Like an emetic (abstract nrlistsrhuvc purgcd~ us of n grrat ileul of silly 10th Century sentiment . . . revc.ilrd the permanent bones beneath the perishable flcsti. Yet the perishable flesh will assert itself ngnin. Tile body can be purified by an emetic, but it can't bo nourished by it.— Eric Newton, British art critic. * * + II everybody who claims lo have come over (to England) with Wlllinm the Conqueror were riglit, Wlllinm must have landed with 200.000 mcn-Ht-nrms instead of about 12.000.— L. G. Pine. editor ol Britain's Landed Gentry. * * + It is Impossible to insult some (Tories). If someone spat In their faces, they would think It was rnin— Manny Shimvcll, former British Socialist minister of defense. * * * ror centuries, our worth and weight has been identical with that of the French army. We cannot. n-e must not lose our nrmy.—Ocn, Charles de Gaulle, of France, on the Pleven plan. > * * The only way lo stay young is to keep on the go.... It's beter to wear yut than rust out. —A. C. Yoder. M. D., 84, America's "Family Doc- lor of 1951." When your Mlf-prescnallon demands the »c- complLshment of a Job, there Is nothing that It impossible.— Gen, Dwlghl D. Eisenhower. On the Menu for '52 FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, Peter F dson's Washington Column — Loss of Plan to Hungary Spurs Revampimg of Airways Control WASHINGTON (NEA) _ Kto^t „„,,,„,! ,,_,, ... ,, V . _ WASHINGTON (NBA) — Steps are now being taken to see that no more U. a. alrnlnnes get lost behind the Iron Curtain. Three Incidents In the past two years have shown what happens American ... do stray into Soviet-controlled territory. First was the U. S. Navy privateer, en route from Wcisbaden Copenhagen, down over i in April, Peter Ed son Second was the shooting down of a Navy weather reconnaissance plane off VlacHvos- ok last November. Finally there is the case of the Air Force transport forced down n Hungary. Payment of the $120,000 ansom to relerise its four-man crew las stirred up the authorities to reduce chances of these losses. According to reports now available in Washington, the trouble in .he case of the plane lost to Hungary was largely a matter of faulty oinmunicntions. The American plane had all nec- ssary radio equipment. This included IFF or identification friend or foe, VHP or very high frequency, command rnclio. liaison radio, radio ompass and the Gibson girl SOS emergency equipment. The trouble Ui that none of the ground stations on the last leg of the plane's Munich to Belgrade Yugoslavia, flight had comparable equipment. Control Systems Art Poor European airways control and radio communication are, in fact, very poor by American standards Some countries are better than others. The heavily traveled Paris to London route has two well-defined airways. France maintains another airway to Marseilles. There are corridor airways to Berlin and Vienna That's about nil. Trans World and Pan American airways, run their own commui^ca- tlon systems for commercial operations through western and southern Europe. They have to do this m the name of the countries which they serve. U. S. Air Force and Military Air Transport Service also run their own communications system But they are limited to military fields . When .MATS special mission in Europe, they have to depend on local radio. Zagreb and Belgrade, Yugoslavia planes have to fly to civil airports have only low-power radio beacons with a range of 20 to « miles. Air distance between the two is 250 miles. From Zagreb to udine in northeast Italy is another 150 miles Udine was the last check point contacted on the final flight leg for the plane forced down In Hungary There was 8 further handicap in '"• u the Belgrade airport is open be inly from 7 *.m. to 2 p.m. This Is ecause the Yugoslavs don't want any planes flying around over their country after dark. Efforts' to correct this hodgepodge of faulty communication will be taken up at traffic control meetings of the International Air Transport Association and the International Ctvil Aeronautics Organization in Paris during the coming two months. .It is hoped these two 'organizations will give their final approval to plans for a uniform system of air traffic lanes and communication systems. These plans were drawn up at conferences In Europe last summer C. F. Horne, U. S. Civil Aeronautics administrator, was the chief American representative In these negotiations. Which System to Choose? There is a hitch, however, as to what system of communications system to adopt. The U. s. favors a very high frequency omni-range system, called VOR, now almost completely installed throughout this country. VOR gives a practically static-free signal easy for pilots to receive. The British, however, are backing a Decca system which was developed and Is owned by BIng Crosby's Decca Records company. It has been nstalled as a marine navigation aid m European waters since the war It has given good service there _ See EDSON on Fate It IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behind The Screen: There's no "lefs-put- it-on-lilm" from Danny Thomas low that he's clicking big in movies nil on NBC-TV's All Star Revue. Danny wants to go on being a iVe TV stor because of his con- enipornry humor. Danny snid: "They couldn't re- ssue my shows on film because okes about Truman nnd Taft I'on't be funny three years from low." But he ts saying that "for the omcciinii. television Is the biggest icariaclie ever Invented. As a night club star. I had to come up vtth four good new routines n e.ir. Now I'm being asked to do t once n month. It's a monster." His dream TV cnnUact: six hows n year. "Just enough to siay n tlie pic." Danny's movie sucess opposite Joris Day In the Gus Kahn film ilography, -i-ii see You r n My Dreams." even has Danny blink- ng. He told me: I expected the critlc.s would l me a snd-eyed mutt nnd a look-nosert jerk. But yon know. Is my ugliness that's making the lovie a hit. "People believe it when they see e as n struggling songwriter. And liey believe the love story tor the nme reason. " IK HAS "KF.EI," TROUBLE Lett red-faced nnd holding the b.ij: A TV producer with a pilo; reel co-starring Walter \Vngnor and Joan Bennett ns n Mr. and Mrs. team in a "happy family" series. • • • rrc-msyhem note: The trortl's oul thai Bcttc Davis, plajine a bit part al ihe end of Shelley Winters' «larrfn; picture, "Phone Call From a Stringer," wraps up the nclinjt honors am] w.ilk> away with Ihe film. •* * * Irene Mnnnlng, who co-starred with Dennis Morgan in Warners' "The Desert Song." is tack In town after three years to resume her career. She's been living in Lon- d °n . . . ,i Bc it carson's cs-wife. Kay St. Oermalne, Is making a singing comeback. Her first booking was in n Milwaukee club. . . . Michael North, whose movie cnrecr fizzled, is about to reap a fortune with color decals of movie stars. • • • Line from the script of "We're Not Married." which concerns a Justice or the peace who started marrying people before he was liceftscd: "It will be the biggest scandal since that mink coat got into the White House." * » ' The story's being told that certain members or the Will Rogers family objected to sonic fictlonizcd hardships that weren't, true in the Warner film biography of the famed cowboy humorist. Dramatic license wax taken by the screenplay writers to create sympathy tor Will, who in real life hnd plenty of money and was the kingpin of Southern California's polo-playing millionaire set. T * wns Producer Bryan Foy who finally convinced the Rogers family that a little fiction was necra- sary. Foy drove home his point See HOLLYWOOD an P«e It • JACOBY ON BRIDGE TV OSWALD .TACOBT Written for NEA Senioe Expert Shows You Correct Way to Ploy Put your thumbs over the East- West cards In the hand shown today. Now. with Ihe defending hands blocked out from view, decide how you would play the North-South hands at four hearts. This U one of my favorite hands from the national tournament held in Detroit lust month, especially since it was played successfully by one of my old friends. Lee Hazen, the noted bridge expert and even more noted lawyer. Lee ruffed the opening club lead land peered painfully at the dummy. One ace and one jack were not very much to work with. Should he use the ace of diamonds as an entry for a heart Ji- nesse or for a spade finesse? Should he try to cash two high diamonds and then ruff a low diamond in dummy? The trouble with taking a finesse was that it might lose. The trouble with ruffing a diamond was that it might be over-ruffed. There was however. a safe way to play the hnnd, and Hazen decided to play it safe. At the second trick ht laid down the nee o( hearts and then continued with a. low heart. He naturally hoped that this would knock out a do;;b!Hon king O f hearts, but was satisfied enough when bath opponents followed suit on both rounds WIST *74J NORTH *J85» V32 » A4 *98752 EAST 11 • 107652 + J) *•>'<> +AKQ843 SOUTH O» »AK10 »AQS7S< Soitk 1 V 3* 4V 4 Not* Both sides rut we<l Nflrtfc Pass 1* Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—»J 2* Pass PiM East won the trump trick with the jack of hearts and returned a low club. Hazen ruffed and laid down the ace and kin? of spades. He hoped to drop the queen of spades doubleton. but wis not worried when the queen failed to drop. He merely continued with the ten of spades, forcing out East's queen. This established dummy's Jack of spades Nothing could prevent Ha- icn from entering with the ace of diamonds to discard a low diamond on the Jack of. spades. He lost two trump tricks and * jp«de, but made his contract. once over lightly- ». A. Fredrickioa Sine. It is not any publication's duty lo supress news, I suppose that Life Magazine only did If. duty last week. It no doubt took courage to report the newest national hprror, which life even saw fit to UM M 1U cover shot. ra!e h m Ve ha r ir-"yl£* which'seernTto ""^ "'^ * irm * in sheep 5hear ' narrow down to the frustrating horsetail was that ^.fmmt"^ choice of a lesser of two evils.,As careful to get a certam portkmTf far u Life's cover went, I thought certain harnessJ under and not some of Its earlier pictures of Buch- over it. Me5 MndfT *" d no * rer pcures o uc- enwald and Dachau were easier on do designers have the stomach. TO BE EIGHT UP there with the the chic-type glrli this year, one of die" or a horsetail," which you i»iu- oeauly c cure at your local beauty saloon ground. I kin'd "oFTeY"the"idea and not from the corner veterlnar- they're clownine Ian. And it you don't have a poodle straight faces and ' or a horsetail then you are a 10- • • Q karat slob and probably the type who shows up at breakfast with what one can itt which generally looked as though he had Just gone three Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROf, D. D. "Come ye after Me," said Jesus, to the four fishermen, Peter, Andrew, James and John, whom He called to be His first apostles, "And 1 will make you to become fishers of men" (Mark 1:18-20.). Jesus always taught by example -s well as by precept, and His ability and power to teach the fishing for men was demonstrated in His successfully securing these four. It seems obvious, I think, that there was something more to the incident, and the calling of these four, who were to occupy such a foremost place in the Gospel story, Matthew «:„.», have related the caught nothing. ' ' 'illuminating" because It suggests that there was more to the sudden call and decision by the lakeside than just a young man coming by, calling to four young men, and their Immediately leaving their nets and their work to follow Him. Andrew and Peter, James and John, probably knew more concerning Jesus than appears in the narrative of Mark and Matthew. They no doubt had heard of Him' probably they knew of John the aBptlst. They may have been among the people who "were in expectation" (Luke 3:15); they may have been of the patriots who were dreaming of shaking off the Roman power, and setting up a Jewish kingdom. We do know from the later account that their vision was of an earthly kingdom In which they hoped to have place and power. What is significant is that the thrust of ambition, the fishermen's daring and patience,-the Initiative and capacity for . leadership, that Jesus perceived In them, all became sanctified and enriched as they became detached trom personal ambition and the Idea of worldly power, onii became dominated by devotion to § the Gospel of love and redemption. I wonder what Innate capacities, or unused powers, Jesus would perceive in yon nd me. If we, similarly, should find our vision enlarged, and our devotion attuned to His supreme mission and purpose in the Gospel business of becoming fishers of men! Tension of the times, perhaps, can be credited with underlying the b -«--- .~~~.j m tu tlle customer* ire buying it as deep drama. IT IS NOT EASY lo describe adequately the current madness In hair """'' - • - has a string-like mane J y kink, curl or wave. All a woman so endowed need do apparently, is stand before a siie- able fan — the propwash of any handy aircraft will do fine. When her hair Is streaming back from her head, she then corrals the strands at a point near the skull with some appropriate object such as a rubber band, c-clarnp, length of binder twine, half of a pair,^ handcuffs or a bicycle pants cli'lP* The result is variable. From the front, she looks like a female lumberjack. From the side, she resembles a Hopi Indian. From the rear, she looks like a—well, ah ... Hav» you ever piloted a horse and buggy? Naturally, this style fa for th« young filly—I mean, woman. I predict it will remain popular only until a few gals fail to clear som» hastily-slammed doors in time. • » * THIS "POODLE CUT" can only tually gives a woman tha appearance of an ungroomed air- r a romp um>ugh * th ^ if consolation is in sight* wings from extreme to extreme, the hair designers are now at the top of the arc. Only advance in this direction could be a. decree that the shaved skull of a Tibetan monk will be the fashion next sej son. Somehow this would si me not, for what better time thlffl the following season would there to bring back waist-line length The "poodle cut" has brought me personal woe. My fashion-conscious cocker spaniel now wants a poodle cut, but I forbid it. His alternate demand contains such logic as to stump me. If women can have poodle cuts, he reasons, then why can't he have a page boy bob?. 75 Yeori Ago In Blytheville — Jan 11 .IT. and Mrs. A. O. Hall have as their guests Mrs. Josie Roundtree of pine Bluff. Mrs. Hall's sister who arrived Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Franklin of Willard, O., will arrive today and nlso will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Mr. Franklin 1s a brother of Mrs. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCukhn Dr. and Mr, 5 . H. .A. Taylor ar, Vfrs. Georgia Bailey accompanii by Mrs. Sam Matthews, and Mr. and Mrs. Csrson Rogers of Cairo, 111., went to Little Bock today where they will be the guests of Gov.-elcct Carl E. Bailey and Mrs. Bailey ^or the Inauguration program. Trip to the Zoo HORIZONTAL If'eroclous cat 6 Humped ' ruminant H Ridicule 12 Peaks 14 Satiric 15 Income from property l^The lion'i 17 African port 19 Japanese city 20 Poems 22 Bone 23 Actual 2< Wounds 26 Kitchen appliance 28 Legendary bird 30 Employ 31 ConstelliV 32 Place 33 African panther 37 Donkeys 41 Poker slake « French lily M Ireland 45 Slice 46 Evil spirit «Cut 49 Wipes out 51 Please 53 Dutch V statesman 51Pulin» common fund 55 Cloys WHartt . VEtnCAL 1 Ship \vonn 3Pr*u«r 3 Snare 4 Revise 5 Happen again 6 Reindeer 7 Monkeys S Males 9 Exact illegally 10 Alliance 11 Antics ISStealthler 18 Insect egg 21 Mexican shawl 23 African fly 25 Wading bird 27 Bewildered 2» Legitimist! 33 Fastened 34 Accustomi 35 Canadian ' capital 36 Expire 38 Figure of speech 39 Ate away 40 Stitched 43 Cracks 46 Festival 47 Let fall SO Pose 52 Fish egg« W, K

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