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Blytheville, Arkansas
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'. PAGE SIX BLYTHEVrLLE fARK.) COURIER NEWJI THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Auistlnt Publusher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manner 6ol» Nations) Advertising Representative: Wallace Witmer Co., New Yoifc, Cliicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered u second claw, matter at the post- •fflce »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service i£ main- tamed, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 ptr year, »2.50 for six months, »1.2i for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. »12.SO per year payable in advance. Meditations H« rnlorcth mr soul: h« Iradelh me in Ihe paths of righltousncfls for his name's »ake.—Fialmt 23:3. + * * Nothing gives u» a grealer idea of our soul, than that God has given us, at the moment of our birth, an angel to lake care of it.—Jerome, Barbs Some hotels a staff of baby-sitters—finally recognizing a crying need. * * * Mow and then you iff * pro fight where ihe boxen are evenly matched—but not dollar for dollar. * • * After-holiday sales are here and the song o! the merchant is "The Sweet Buy and Buy." * * * If y<w win* to make evtn your friends keep out o< jour way, Joit keep tootlni your •wn hum. » • • Most man, «ay» a writer, are attracted by a <ire. And most women by the sale that follows. Patterson: Devoted Worker In the Service of His Nation One day during: World War II, Mrs. Robert-P. Patterson asked her husband, then assistant secretary of war, to find out where their soldier son was stationed. They had heard nothing from him for seven months, and were worried. Patterson refused to make a special hiquiry. He told his wife he would not «eek any Information that was not equally available to every other father of s . soldier. Nothing could better illustrate the complete integrity of this man who served his country so valiantly in war and after. His death in an air crash near New York is a deep loss for all Americans. In World War I he won a Distinguished Service Cross for leading a daylight patrol against two German machine gun nests and staying behind to cover bis men's retreat. Twke he was cited in "general orders" and he received the Silver Star for "gallant" conduct. He was wounded when he walked through enemy fire to direct his men lo cover. Yet he never wanted to talk about his combat days. After he war he practiced law until President Hoover named him a federal judge in New York, But his interest in Army affairs n« V er flagged. In July, 1940, President Roosevelt wired him to offer him the «ssist«nt sec- retaryship of war. When the message was delivered, Patterson wa« doing K. P. a* part of hi« re«erv« offic«ra' refresher course at Platteburg, N. Y. "With characteristic humility he said: "They could get a better man, but if they want me, I'll accept, Patterson served in that jxist under Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, himself g devoted gnd able public servant. But Stimson by that time was in his 70'e, and much of the real burden of his job fell on Patterson's shoulders. His performance was magnificent and selfless. Upon Stimson's resignation in 1945, president Truman gave Patterson his choice of that job or a berth on the Supreme Court. Patterson replied he would serve wherever the President thought him best fitted. Mr. Truman thereupon appoitited him Secretary of War. At that time he awarded him a Distinguished Service Medal. From then until !n's retirement on ' •July 24, 1947, Patterson slaved tirelessly to effect unification of the armed services. After that he went back to private Ian- practice, but his voice frequently was raised in behalf of measures he considered important to the country. America has hail many devoted pub^ Ik servants in recent decades. But a few stand out above the real. Robert Patlci'son belongs on the mountain tops with Henry Stimson and James For- reeta}. A i.ation can command no higher service than it (rains from men of his lofty character and talents. GOP: Please Note They any Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, newly returned to the British foreign office aftci- six years' absence, was dismayed to learn how complex major problems had become in that span. Figures particularly seemed to upset him in the big conferences with American officials in Washington. There's a pointed lesson here. From the luxury of a position outside the government, without power and responsibility, better solutions always look possible. They even appear simple. But onca inside, possessed of all the pai/ifu! fuels, the critic sees the picture differently. Our own "loyal opposition," the Republican parly, eager for power and rated, a good prospect to i'et it, ought to bear Eden's example in mind before making loo sweeping claims for the future. Views of Others We're Glad He'll Stay It glvet us pleasure to comment this morning on what appears to be a very happy solution lo the dilemma that faced shukrl Mohammed el- Khallb, i young Arab who read a form letter from Arkansas State College and picked the wrong dr-flnitlon o[ the word "free." Khilib finished lilph school In Jerusalem and applied to * nijjnbw of American colleges /or entrance. Th« letter from Arkansas State, which described campus life us "lull, Irce nnrt friendly," caught his eye. 80 he sold an Inherited fnr m for $400 and arrived at the Jonesboro campus with (10 in his pocket all set for a "free" (meaning "without charge" rather than "not subject to a lot of restraint") education. College officials put. him up temporarily and Dean ol Men Robert Moor* announced that if the »300 necessary lo finance his flrat year's st'Jdy could be obtained, State would try to find him a Job. In view of Uncle Sam's reputation for generosity abroad, It U not too surprising that Khatib mistook the word "free" for what may have been the first definition shown in hi» English- Ar«bic dictionary. And we are gratified to not* that It > also not too surprising to find this country upholding that reputation right here at home. The Jonesboro'Rotary Club hu underwritten Khatib's tuition, an anonymous busincsi man has chipped In $50 and a couple has otfered the Arab nUidcnl a temporary home. In view of the publicity Arkansas Stale got out of tin incident we were about to suggest a scholarship; while Khatib (who WHS .described as "slightly built") night not be able to star on the hefty Indian lootball squad, it happens that he had excellent grades at home and thus such a scholarship could have been offered (n its true sense. However, we belt-ve now that this other wny U best; Khatib will eventually go back to th« Middle East with the knowledge that stranger* who owtd him nothing helped him In a very black hcur. And It Is obvious enough now that America and the Western World can use every Middle-Eastern friend they can get. Khstib will not only be able to serve « an ambassador for his own land while enjoying the full, free and friendly cnmpu., life at state, when he go<* home, h« can also serve as an ambassador from the Unlled Stat«. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE For the Postmen The postmaster general at Washington hints th«t your postman may won be making hU appointed rounds with somewhat less physical ex• rtlon and discomfort. Under consideration are » caddy cart for the carrier tolljig the heavy load and a motor scooter for the one whose route K a long tramp in Ihe suburbs. Anyone Ihinklng the postmen are not entitled Ki devices that will save shoe-leather and cut down (he general Incidence of bunions and calloused shoulders, should try a route for a [ew days. On top of all, the carrier Ukes the weather •s it comes; rain, searing sun. biting wind; exposes t shank for one bite to an evil-minded dog, md worries about correcting the mistakes made by a public that raises a holler If a letter is tlightly delayed. Seems only fair lo shift his packmule lo*d to a caddy cart in the heavy mail areas and to provide a scooter for the wide open spaces. For these he would whistle a merry tune to reflect the Jo.v ihat fin, his he.irt, *.t he jabs the button to ring the doorbell for the prescribed twice. -THE NEW ORLEANS STATES SO THEY SAY The time has now arrived when our work of rearming must be prosecuted will) s feeling of urgency. We can no longer enjoy the luxury of delibcration.-Adm. Willifm Fechlcler, Chief of Naval Operations. * * t 1 hope that I am terrorizing the communist*. I know 1 am not terrorizing a. single good government employe. They arc my friends and they know it.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * » » When I attended college 1 didn't play basketball. 1 didn't need the money.—Jack Carson, come- diftn. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY I, 195J 'I Know Muscle When I See It" HT Peter Edson's Washington Column — When a Government Program Pays Its Way, That's Big News WASHINGTON (NBA) — Any time a government program pays Its own wny and returns a profit of «I90.000 to the U. S. Treasury, brother, that's news. But It hns actually happened. It has happened, of ait places, In what used to be the Marshall plan Economic Cooperation Administration, now the Mutual Se- Peter Edion cl ,,. lty Agenc y. They have variously been described by tiielr opponents ns international give-away and do-good programs, financed by the American taxpayer. It should not be understood that the whole Marshall plan has paid of! with a profit. Only one small part of it. This particular ]»rt had to do with dollar guarantees on the aale of American magazines .abroad. It has been trcciuently and heavily criticized a.s a. government subsidy to certain favored American publishing firms. But the way it lias wqrned out. to nearly everyone's su'rprise. Ls that it has turned out as a profitable enterprise for the Marshall plan. So it IB noN- being expanded by MSA to the Middle East, Asia and all the Iree world to combat the flood of Communist publications round there. Here's How It Began The whole thing began in a Jittle- noticed section of the Economic Recovery Act of IMS. It authorized the Marshall plan administration to make contracts with American publishers, guaranteeing that any foreign money they received from the sale of their magalines, books or movies abroad cculd be converted into U. S. dollars. The Marshall plan would of course furnish the dollars. On this basis, contracts were made with such magazines as Harper's. Omnibook, Collier's. Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Time, and Life. Knopf. Doubleday. H a r CO u r t Brace, Lippincott, Bantam Books, Pocket Books and other publishing houses got in on the net. Harvard, Princeton and Yale tint versity Press, McGraw Hil. Ameri can Chemical Society and othe, publishers of scientific works wen included. Even the movies cashed in on it with such companies as Columbia Paramount, Republic. RKO, Gold win, Twentieth C«nhiry-Fox, Uni versal Pictures and Warner Broth ers signing contracts. Most of the! trouble in converting foreign profit, into dollars was in Germany. But ELS the movie companies hav been solving their own currenc^ convertibility problems, and they're gradually dropping out of the gov eriimunt guarantee prcgram. 'Contracts to convert up to $1: million worth of foreign currencie have been signed In the nearly fou years that the program has beei working. Only »5 million has been paid out however, as seme of the contractini companies have found uses for theii earnings abroad to cover foreigr expenses. The K million paid out by thi Treasury on the guarantees has no been a loss nor an item of expense SEE EDS ON on Paje 10 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Be-, hind the Screen: Judy Canova, the Beverly Hills Billy who went on a ! glamor spree a couple of years ago, will stick to licr country style ham- and-eggs character when she makes her lelevlslon debut In the fall. Revealing that she has permanently shelved the mink-and-sable routine for movies and TV, Judy said: T wasn't glamorous very Inng. mister. I decided that my face would have to be changed all over just like a lot of other gnls in Hollywood. I just didn't, have the time.' Judy and her hubby, Philip Rivero, have formed a company for the filming of Judy's TV show. "We're going to film half-hour movies and they'll be made on location with a different locale every week." she said. "We've watched television for a year. There's nothing mysterious about it. It Isn't a new medium. Its just movies at home." Two Republic films. "The Hot Heiress." nnd "A \VAC From Walla Walla," arealso on Judy's 1952 calendar. The Ingrid Bergman - Roberto Rosscllini "Love Slory." In a recent issue of Look Magazine, was written with their consent and encouragement. Insiders claim it's the first step in a public relations campaign to win back her U. S. fans. Spike Jones' latest record album has an opera theme, featuring such musical madness as "Tlie Quartet From Higor Mortis." You'll recoj- ni?« the mimicked foursome i\s Belle Davis. Tallulnh, Peter Lorre and Charles Boyer, TANK: ON FILM PAR A MOUNT'S forthcoming version of II. O. Wells' "War of i the Worlds" will be nm-for-the- hllls stuff and twice as hair-raising as Orson Welles' famous radio punic play. Action will be switched from (he New Jersey site favored by Orwm lo Southern California. The Martians will be weird crca-, lures on spidery legs, and an crsalzi atom homb »lll be exploded during the action. » • • Can a battling suit be "subversive"? MOM thinks so. The studio asked Cole of 'California to orsiR-'i a riantlral batilmt: «uil for Esther Williams' "Skirts Ahoy." Cole designed one decorated with red and blue slars. The studio returned It pronto with the curt, comment: "N'o red flan, please. W'« might he called .subversive 1 ." Cole redesigned the suit. The red slar.s were replaced with blue eagles. HOLLYWOOD SHORT STORY: She's an undisputed movie empress and he's a Johnny-come-lately wtth dark, burning eyes. Their studio cast them as lovers fn a film and now they're whispering off- Soe HOLLYWOOD on Pale 10 '5 Years Ago In Blytheville — The marriage of MiAs Vaneeta Saxe and Charles Brogden was solemnized Saturday night at the home of the Rev. Lynn Wade, pastor of the First Methodist Church. .Mrs. Brogden is the daughter of Raymond Saxe. Mrs. Russell Phillips and children have gone to Nashville, Tenn.. for an extended visit. Mr. nnd Mrs. s. J. Tankersley have arrived here from FIcrida lo make their home. They are temporarily located at the Rome of Mrs. Ed Harrtin. Mr. Tankersley Is an Bssistant engineer with Ihe Arkansas Missouri Power Company. The National Geographic Society says more menhaden, a fish species, have been taken from American waters than any other fish. * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Trust Luck At Bridge Table Tlf OSWALD JACOBT Wrtllcn for NF.A Service "The bidding and play of this h'and took about five minutes." reports a Scarsdale correspondent, but ihe discussion with my part- rer has lasted five days." "West opened the six of hearts, and dummy won with the Wng. I had twelve tricks In top cards, and had to decide whether to set up a clnh or ruff a heart in dummy. "If clubs wore 5-2. they could not oe set up. I( the heart* w£ re S-2, it was still possible that the playe with only two hearts could not over ruff dummy's ten of spades. "On this reasoning, I cashed thi ace of hearts and led the eight o trumps to my ace. This was stil another chance; the Jack of spade might fall on this trick. once over lightly- By a. A. FredrickMB Can't help but wonder these days what ever happened to the threadbare individual whose pitiful Involvement* with the law med to keen the sob-sUten drooling into their typewriters. I speak o« the down- at-the-heels fella who used to wind up In the can lor lifting a loal ol bread with which to feed his emaciated brood. Whether or not the intent was ever really charitable or the motive noble, it once was not uncommon for an occasional arrestee to explain to hizzoner that "I done It fer the wife an' kids, whtch ain't "Then I led a heart from my ow hand, and West naturally steppe., up with the jack of spades to se the contract. "Was my line of play correct bu unlucky, or incorrect and unlucky?" Incorrect. I am sorry to say. The best play Is to run four rounds of trumps at once, discarding Jow diamonds from the dummy. This beginning gives the opponents some slight change to make a mistake. South then cashes the top clubs and nitfs a club, hoping for i 4-3 break. If the clubs are 4-3, he can set up * long club In dummy. Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM B. G1LROY, D. D. Jesus in the Gospel narratives appears in two characters, or aspects, that to the undiscerning eye might seem different. Nevertheless, holh express HU teaching concerning honesty and Justice, sincerity, and love. We see Him as the compassionate Savior and friend dealing gently with sinful men and women (Luke 7;36-50>, commending a good Samaritan, approving a humble, repentant publican, weeping with those who wept; blessing little children; and in manifold ways revealing the lender, sympathetic Savior looking upon the multitude as slieep without a shepherd. Then, in another aspect we see Him an the implacable, indignant Christ, driving the moneychangers from the Temple, His whip, actual or woven of rushes, a symbol of righteous force in action. And when we turn to Matthew 23: 13-39. we read in His words the most terrible indictment of evil men ever spoken —and spoken even against those who considered themselves the officially religious of their day. Surely sterner words have never been spoken than In that succession of "Woes!" How can we reconcile them with the gentleness and compassion that the Master showed toward other sinners? The reconciliation is easy; for these were the sinners against the humanity and compassion of the Master's gospel of love. They sinned against their fellowmen, as well as against God by defrauding widows, using religion for then- own profit, perverting their spiritual heritage with untruth and hypo- cricy. Here in these professedly strong, and religious, 'despoiling the weak. and misleading the people was something very different from sinners erring through human weakness and a false sense of satisfaction. It was out oi His very gospel of love and compassion that Jesus denounced those who were so grossly perverting the true religion of Israel, ihe beauty of all that teaching that He had come not to destroy but to fulfill. I have often thought that in the very intensity of His denunciation the Master's purpose may have been Icindly. Could one have loved such evil-doers and hypocrites without denouncing their evil-doing and hypocrisy? , Moreover, if among, that hypocritical crew there were any misled souls, with a spark of sincerity, nothing could have been more calculated to challenge them and rouse them, and turn them Into purer paths. It might be said that Jesus was compassionate toward sins of the flesh, but completely denunciatory of sias of the spirit. But in His compassion there was no soft «n- timentaltsm, no excuse or blurring i of values. To sinners, whom His very love drew to repentance, He said, "Your sins are forgiven; go. and sin no more." He taught them true values and the way to a better life. had a bite since Tuesday." Pre- quently. the guy would be imparting the truth. But that was long ago. • • • TIMES ARE BETTER now, however, and a man need not steal simply for necessity. He can con- ider the profit angle. Unfortunately, NORTH (D> I 4108 » AK 4> A J71 *AK653 WEST EAST 49 VQ 10985 ^tviuo »Q9S-13 + QI0842 4J| SOUTH AAKQ6S43 VJ74J *7 North-South vuL North Eut Sooth Wol I * Pass 1 * Pas* 2N.T. Past 64 p >s> 7 * Pass Pan PaM Optning lead—V 8 If the clubs fail to break, South leads A heart to dummy's ace. hop- Ing that the queen will drop. If this break falls to material]?,*. South ruffs another low club and then leads his last trump in the hope of developing a squeeze. * As the cards lie, with all mite breaking badly. South still makes his grand slam. When the last trump is led. West has the high club and U-o diamonds. He huist keep the club, so he discards a diamond. Dummy can then discard the <tx of clubs, keeping ace-jack of diamonds. This puts it up lo East, who nas the queen of hearts and two diamonds. If he discards the queen of hearts, South's Jack wins'* trlcV. If he discords a diamond, dummy's a« clears the suit, and the jack of diamonds wins the last trick. . —i.^ti., win vi vunaLC- /, however, life is not a bowl of gravy for the small operator To b« true, there are still a number of let It larceny artists about, as well as a medium run of small-tune forgers, plckpocekts, bookies and lecond-story men. . This is to be expected. But I have been struck of late by the number of big boys caught with their fingers in the till. And not necessarily the petty cash box. Seems that pilfering out of economic desperation has given way to slick operations by them as has a vault full of lettuce to begin with. I think it is this fact which amplifies the difficultly - described feeling of uncomfortable surprise we have felt upon the revelations that big men In honorable Jobs were^ not above the sins of the BoweryW bum. it is not easy for the bulk of us to understand what it 1^ that drives a man with a fat income to stoop to larceny ?.nd swindling. IT DOES NOT disturb us unduly when an individual of meager social or economic slatus departs the legal path. We sort of count on a certain percentage of bad apples in the barrel. We have never denied that certain environmental and economic conditions can drive a man to breach the law. There is no easy explanation, however, of why a man with either the education, intelligence or connections to pick o(f a top job in government turns to the manipulations of laws and morals to enhance his bank account. Most of us merely dream of the day when the paycheck will remove us from the low-middle class rut. It is not <;asy for us to understand why a man becomes so dissatisfied with his $10.000-to-$25,COO a year Job that he feels impelled to up his take to means outside the law For-_. Innately, us low-middle class can* still vote. : • • * I NEVER REALLY Understood why a major general like Harry Vaughan was so hard up for cosh that he needed to obtain a home freezer by wangling It as a "gift." As an assistant attorney general, Theron Lamar Caudle would be thought to be making enough to buy a fur coat on the open market. Same with Donald Dawson, White House aide whose wife's blue mink lent interest to the RFC probe. Game with the whole cast of characters which has paraded through hearing after hearing during the past couple of years. I don't recall a poor rrjan In the crowd. Why does a man whose paycheck is the envy of most of us stoop to conquer a few extra bucks or minks or appliances? The cost of living is high but not that high. Could it be because success Is so taxably costly? Has the law of diminishing returns now applied itself to the paycheck? Or i s it that we have been tapping the gutters as a. source of governmental help? During the '20's and '30's, the ripe mid-^ die-claps morality was a favorite" theme. Perhaps, since taxes have virtually dried up the middle class and since an economic levelling appears to be the aim of those now in the saddle, Immorality has been promoted. Scum always gravitates to the top of the barrel. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Fish Story An»wer to Previous Punte HORIZONTAL, 1 Fresh-water food fish 8 Man-eating 1 fish 11 Unrefined !2 Ability 1* Careened 15 Expunger IS High peak 17 Cut in cubei 19 Turk is tan river 30 Fishing-line control 22 Hebrew measure 23 Unoccupied 24 Commanded 26 More actual 27 Slippery fish 28 Raise* 29 Heron 32 Hurried 3 3 Horse 34 River In Virginia 3» Where fish don't live 39 Distress call 40 Dove's home 41 Suffix 42 Oily 44 A dolphin is * fish 45 Sea robber 4 7 Stoat 49 Card game 50 Truer 51 Sound in Scotland 22 Stitched VERTICAL 1 Laborer 2 Grated 3 Table scrap 4 Employed 5 Region in the Sahara « Guide 7 Firm SWinglike part 9 Remainder 10 Tolled 11 Light and mild 13 Those who attempt 18 Fish rich in vitamin oil 21 Ogled S3 Peaceful 25 Marsh iras* 26 Snare 23 Charcoal burners 29 Slanting 30 Type styles 31 Army officer 34 Fisli eggs 35 Compliant 37 Fresher 39 Frozen rain 42 Norwegian city 43 Algonquian Indian 46 Exist 36 Made amends 48 Craw

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