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PAGE SIX BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manigtr Bolt National Advertising Representative*: W«llao« Wlteier Co, New York, Chic*«o. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second clut matter at the post- off l« »t BlythevUle, Arkamai, under act ol Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol BlyUievllIe or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85o per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles 14.00 p«i year, $2,00 for six months, $1.00 (or three montru; by mall outside 50 mile zone, tlO.OO per ye« payable In advance. Meditations Come near, ye nations, to hear} aura hearken, ye people: let the Mirth hear, and all that is (herein; the world, and all things that com* forth ol II.—I»»l»h 34:1. * + # There are times In the history ol men and nations, when tiiey stand so near the vale that separates mortals from the immortals, time from eternity, and men from their God, that they can almost hear the beatings, and feel the pulsations of the heart of the Infinite.—James A. Garfleld. Barbs Follcs who buy more and more government bonds are wise — others otherwise I » * » Lois of folks are taking Uiat old remedy for colds — 51 they have iny led over from the New year's Eve part?. * * * It's parents who do most of the baby-talking, according to an Illinois doctor. The tiny toLs just do it to humor the old folks, * * * TV* twice M hard io grasp opportunity when four huids are full of debts. We'd eat *. lot better if wives could cook well as hubbies tell their friends they can. We've Lost a Friend Antiquated Methods Hurting High Schools Every year 1,000,000 youngsters drop out of high school. Most don't quit because they can't do the work, for studies show 60 per cent have average or greater abilities. They leave because they're bored or badly adjusted, because the schools don't offer the things they want to learn. Is it the kids' fault Frances V. Rummell, writer for the U. S. Office of Education, says not. In an article in the Saturday Evening Post, she pins the blame on school administrators, teachers, and to some extent, parents. She says the good high schools in America are in a distinct minority. And she quotes Earl J. McGralh, chief of the U. S. Office, as rating most secondary schools obsolete and inadequate. What's wrong with them? Says Jlisa Rummell: They try to train students for jobs they'll. never get and. to prepare them for the college education most will never seek. The emphasis is on the old-fashioned classical curriculum—Latin and Greek, mathematics, the more distant periods of history, subjects too often dry as dust and remote from today's living. Leading educators want schools to fit students for the lives they are going to lead. Most will never have white- collar jobs because there aren't enough to satisfy everybody. Most will have routine, even dull jobs and will need to find outlet in leisure time activities. The youngsters themselves supply a clue to their needs. Surveys among students show they want to learn how to get along with people, to manage a home and their everyday finances, to keep healthy, master the problems of marriage, understand civic affairs. But so many schools ami teachers are steeped in the traditional course of study that they resist changes. Parents sometimes support the old way because they want to keep alive the idea that their offspring are heading for the White House, or at least a corporation executive's big desk. Meantime, the kids get a good deal of their real education from radio, television, movies, comic books and juke joints. Educators predict it will be SO years before most high schools catch up with the advanced methods of today's best. We can't afford that half century lag. The well-being and happiness of too many millions are^at stake. Why can't parents take the lead in shoving our backward schools out of their deep ruts and onto a new path that will carry their children toward the goals they seek? Americans are accustomed to learning from a big corps of foreign correspondents what the rest of the world is doing. Thcy would be surprised at how little the rest of the world hears of America. Thai's true even of Britain and other English-speaking nations. One man who did a lot to tell the American story abroad was Sir Willmott Lewis, longtime Washington correspondent of the Lonton Times. Thus it is with a genuine sense of loss that we read of his passing at the age of 72 in the capital, Unlike most foreign reporters who invade Washington, Sir Willmott took the trouble to find out how our government really works. He is said to have known as much about the intricacies of U. S. politics as any writer in the capital. For nearly 30 years he told the British the things lie learned, It was wholly fitting that he should have chosen to spend his years of retirement not in his native Britain but in Washington, the place he knew best. We will be lucky ever to find again as faithful an interpreter of our national life to people abroad. Views of Others He Led the Air Force It has offer been remarked that the United States was fortunate to have soldiers of the strong character as well as skill and force of Dwight Elsenhower, George Marshall and Omar Bradley ready (or assignments of the highest order when World War II came. The name ol "Hap" Arnold belongs in that group. Taught to fly by the Wrights, Gen. Arnold knew aviation from Its experimental beginnings to the vast armadas ol bombers which he directed as wartime head of the Air Force. He personally supervised the wreaking of more destruction and havoc perhaps than any other one man, certainly more than any oilier American. And he saw it take a heavy, bitler toll in the lives of many of the finest of this country's youth. But he knew It was part of Ilia price or survival or free society, and with five stars on his uniform lie stayed the human, friendly, democratic fellow dubbed "Happy" by his classmates at- West Point. He called his book of war experiences "Global Mission." So his mission was and so the nation's mission remains. Gen. Arnold bivouacs in the company of those great American soldiers whose outlook has distinguished our military leadership from the war-malclng caste of Europe. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 'I'f I Were Editor' It's nice to have readers approve the things you've stood for. The Hntchinson (Kan.) News- Herald is entitled to take that satisfaction in an endorsenient. it has received. The Ncfta-Hcrald recently offered prizes for criticisms and suggestions for improving the paper. Taking the cue, "If I Were Editor," 1,128 persons sent in letters. One point on which a significant number expressed approval was the paper's policy of accepting no liquor advertising. Another distinct current of sentiment in Ihe replies was a general dislike for emphasis on crime news. Such news should be covered, thought these readers, but need not be prominently placed. Also they preferred feminine modesty to immodesty in photographs. They recommended a feature section for children, more traffic safety stories, and elimination of advertisements Irom the Sunday comic section. These seem to us to represent a broadly wnote- some body of advice for those who make up newspapers and to indicate that many readers voutd make good "newspaper editors. The HutclDnson News-Herald must feel well repaid for Its enterprise in launching the contest. ' —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say We are deeply gralcful to our good friends In the United States for the imagination mid sympathy with which Ihcy first realized our problems and then set to work lo help us over them. —King George of England. It appears that the spearhead o[ Soviet aggression at the moment IE directed against Yug- olslavU. And our opposition to aggression applies In the case of Yugoslavia »s well as anywhere else.—George V. Allen, U. S. ambassador to Yugoslavia. # * # I personally am somewhat encouraged—particularly by our last labor settlement, where we recognized the cost of living and stabilized It not in dollars, but In terms of what people had to live on.—General Electric President Charles E. Wilson, on future labor-management relations. * * *• Russia Is now security minded. At home she will be busy during the next half century doing the same things America was doing during the 19th century—developing her resources.—Historian Arnold Toynbee. » » • We believe that the principle of equal pay for equal performance should be applied and that wider job opportunities for Negro workers must be sought.—Rep. Brooks Hays (D) Arkansas. * * • Suffice it to say that Ihls reprisal against. Admiral Denfeld lor having painted Ihe picture as ho FCCS it In the Navy will bo dealt with In the (House Armed Service! committee's report and on the floor of the house In January.—Rep. Carl Viiuon, chairman, House Armed Services CommiUe«. Balance of Power Women Certain to Be a Factor In Outcome in British Election Sunday School Lesson By William K. Gilroy, D. 1). •' The death of Stephen, first among a long line of heroic martyrs tor their Christian faith, stoned to death by witne.sses and accusers, was notable not only for his defense, recorded in AcU 7, and his calm and prayerful meeting of his last hour, but also for referencR to one who was present, and witnessed thai tragedy. By Alvin Sldnkopf (Tor DcWftl M:i< Kfrwlr) Al 1 Korclen Affairs Analyst LONDON — More than half tile 34.400,000 persons qualified, to vole In Great Britain's general election Feb. 23 are women, and if they stuck together they could swing the whole thing. Searching for clues Mrs. lirittaniH will to how her vote, political canvassers rwve been listening attentively in the shopping queues where they can hear such complaints as these; "Why fruit?". get more dried In Acts 7:58. it Ls recorded that' S° to the stoning took place outside [, Jerusalem "the witnesses laid down 1 4 their clothes at a young man's feet, I whose name was Saul." |, It is commonly said that the blood of martyrs Is the seed of the church, and It Is not at all unlikely that the death of Stephen was the first leal sowing in the .conversion of. Saint Paul. There is no direct ref-I ". "Mi'st so much of 'tie sugar lhc "^'""ints?", "Such scnn. m ' c " tm . <MMnu*' *A. thcy , lasl ?" ly a ""'might/- 1 * '' polltlc - 1 agreed that their oratory has come down to caith and that it j,gj better not be vague. Women's In Icresls In austere Britain He c i ose to the home and family. Kitchen Talk lo Oft KmnhaOt Sainl Paul. There is no direct ref- A minority may be impressed by erence lo Stephen in the story of| a candidate's scholarly approach to Paul's conversion on tile way to j relations with China, but in Ua- Damascus, Acls 9, but neither is ding for Ihe women's vole lie soon Ihere in that story any account of gets around to kitchen china. Th e wlmt must have been pasiing Bridal: are great hecklers, and the through Paul's mine,, leading up to cni^-.idate who doesn't come to grips that arresting experience. Thatl wi 'h everyday realities soon hears there was already some unsettle- j a shrill voice demanding: ment in Paul's mind wa.s evident in "When do we get some of that his "kicking against the pricks," , mcfil tll! >t.'s tied up in the refrigi-ra- and in his cry "Who ail thou, 1 l °\ ships?" (The government stores lot of imported meat on ships in uavljor when there's not enough storage space on land.) PETER EDSONS Washington Hews Notebook Lord?" when he heard tlie voice. It r is a common fact In religious ex-1 pcrience that men become more intense in opposition, nnd In perse-1 Queues, shortages and the drab cutiii? zeal, when they me in fact Iitff SM ™ to be a handicap to the on the verge of accepting the very ! rulln * lllbnr government, which af- thin» they profess to hate. i ler " vc ye^ts is still thinking in One wunde,, a little why a man I ~bo"v ,,'* reS ' rlCU " n5 ' so full of persecuting zeal on Ub an answer, . . ,. - , •'"" **u» effective H Is won't be own behalf as was Paul, "breathing knmvn m , u , (hc votfs are counlcde I "Yes, you have yoi'r queues." is says, "but they are getting shorter. out threatening a:ul slaughter against the disciples," WRS content Truman's Proposals for Spending Likely to Encounter Some Trouble WASHINGTON — (NFA> — In President Trim) nil's Budget message, you finally get Die bad news. This is his estimate of what all his proposals for new legislation would cost. The bill comes to S7.707.GOO.OOO. Though this sum is only abinit a sixth of the 542,430.000,000 estimated total expenditures for the 1051 budget, It Is a most important purl. rt includes all the fancy new gimmicks und the enlargements of existing programs which the President has Introduced in his SUte of the Union and Economic Report messages. These are the Items the economy advocates try to use thorlzalions Is requested for the E'.iropean arms aid. The President, asks $520.000.000 new conlract authority for federal highway aid. Every congressman being in favor of more roads for his state, thLs only to mind the clothes of those who did the actual stoning of Stephen. Could it be that the man who so shortly was lo write so beautifully of the love of God, mid of brotherly love—as Paul wrote In 1 Corinthians 13, and In many other chapters of hLs Epistles—felt an in-1 dole." ward prompting of revulsion against | if s You have some money to buy something. You also have security and there are jobs for your men. You needn't worry home with dl.'i arc no qveues at employment offices and no one Is lining up they'll be coming | slins. -There the crude horror of a fellow mortal an answer counted to 1m- ! press older women, who remember-l dreary out-of-work ^tretches in the be.t\vcen-thc-war years.- The Labor through without much trouble. Would Increase Public Debt The President asks authority to increase the public debt throi'gh government borrowings of S500.000,- 000. Half would be used to finance S240.000.000 thorizations—for military construction. Sixty million dollars arc requested to set up the new co-operative housing plan for middle-income famil- probnbly go | ies. This Is a mere start. being stoned lo death? Moreover, when he saw the se~ rene faith of the victim of that i Party feels fnlrly sure of the older cruel death, calling upon the Lord working class women, but the Jesus to receive his spirit, and, yoimnstcrs —' u - mortgages, the other half new and thus-far undis- the ivxe on. Old programs lor government spending are hard to cut or kill, But new ideas nre duck soup and (or economizers, and worth considerable attention. It should be mnde clear at the start that not nil of the $7,707.600.- OUO woi.ld be spent in the next fiscal year— July 1, 1050 to June 30, 1051. Actual -expenditures would be $4.070.300,00(1. The Other $3.6^7,300,000 wpuld be contract author tzn- ions and increased government orrowin? to pay tor expenditures nder these programs tn future ei rs, First tafce a look at some of the x torn ions of present programs the 'resident nsks for. He wants $%,- OO.OOO.flOO for the third year of the housfng for his closed program of business loans and guarantees. Only $10,000.000 of this latter sum Is ear-marked for spending next year, and only half of the former. For extending rent controls another year, the President asks S1G.- 000.000. There Is sure to he a battle to kill this whole business. Now take a look at some ot the now major legislation proposals. Biggest Hem is over S400.000.000 fir ec.;<,atlon. of which S300.000.000 svould be 'in the federal school bill v hith passed the Senate lust year but Ls now tied up in the House. For school construction surveys, $45.000,000, and a like amount for aid to medical education—training doctors and nurses In anticipation of the health insurance scheme. Next biggest item IE nearly S300,- 000.000 for welfare plans. For direct pieading for the forgiveness of those ] larsholi Plan. This represents a grants In aid to the states, to pro- ut of $000.000.000 from this year's;vide greater poor relief, $.250.000.000. uthorizatlon. But there Is a deter- For grants lo the states for matern- lined effort from the isolationists ~ n Congress to cut it more. An additional S647.000.000 phis nother $500.000,000 In contract au- ty benefits, $9.000,000. For health services to school children, $35.000,- OOU. The President asks $370,000,000— The President Is still hoping for new legislation that will raise pos- Lal rates and make the Post Office Department more or less self-sup- poitlng. Tills could conceivably save the government S305.000.000. But the chances are slim, because most congressmen and a lot of pressure groups using the mails 'don't want savings made this easy way. For the St. Lawrence senyvav the President asks an Initial 44.000.000 and for Alaska roads and airports over $0,000.000. Another S3.000.000 is to be poured into Inland Waterways Corporation for new equipment. To provide unemployment compensation for federal workers. 313.500,000 Is rcquesled, and to expatu unemployment insurance for non- government workers. S12.500.000. To expand old-age survivors' Insurance and io start the ffdnrn health insurance scheme, the Prcsi dent asks that $1.450,000,000 be col noxt year In the form of In creased payroll deductions. Thi money would go Into trust fund for later expenditure. But the publt would have to dig down for it am pay for It just like regular taxc which would finance, the. othe plans. All In all. there's plenty of room for economizing on this budget, if tile congressmen have the courage to do it. not be so thrilled! I bv security. The more advcnture- who were doing him to death, could ! some life, and opportunity and the the spiritually sensitive Paul not be elimination of controls wWch thel moved to some inward wondering | C ™ s "™_ ll yf 5 .PI . In . ls , ct ™ a Ll'.° _ m °"l voters. fn studvins the puzzle, politicians I aren't overlooking that life has sot-T ten a bit easier In Britain latclv:j| There Is a llltle more food, a little|| more coal, a little belter variety ofjf • poods about, a Christ, faith In wham could I a ? nealm & to aome ° r the inspire such calm confidence and courage in HLs disciples? The devout Pharisee haled what he conceived to be opposition to the ruth, but was the truth entirely as saw it? For lhc first time doubt iad entered his mind, the first ?tep] " to conversion ^nd newfound ! finds aith. It was not, as he insisted, a lenial of the religion he had held, or of that life that he had lived In good conscience. Rather, it wu-s ' In the shous. And it would;! a . no one If the government'! itself abk. to Increase the'l meat ration fahout a nouncl a week:l per nirson> before willing diiv. I.nbnr Stresses "Jobs fur All" , The Labor Party counts on full j I crowning and'enrichment of all [ emmoymrmt as Its most telling cam-:l that he had believed, a realization pair" aliment. To make it veryj that in Jesus of Nazirelh was the sii.mle. the terms "full employment";! fulfilment of all thut saints and ant! "Income" sren't used. Theyjie-'f prophets had foretold. I corner-jobs for all" and just Thus, the death in martyrdom of Stephen is linked with the new life The registration of electors makes) . „ , „ , , . „ .. i no clatsificatlon af to sexes, so the! in Paul. Seeming loss m Gods pro-1 ct pl . oportion of womcn to men " te the yidcnce. b«omes a great gam vnfnrs , s not knov;n . Because it too much to bcUcve Uiat out of i poll ls sccrct thcrc , s no telUag l present-day martyrdoms as well womcn v -tc' as a whole. Howcver. will arise new faith, life and power for the church and Christianity? IN HOLLYWOOD Rj Krskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)— Deanna Durbin too overweight to resume er film career? "I don't think so." she told me. 'I think I'm just right—125 pounds —5 font six. 'Really, I have about how people he screen. 1 don't believe you haw o look like a stick. Lorctta Young looks magnificent that way but I don't think I would. All I need is the right cameraman and the right dress designer." Deanna's one-time mentor, Jnr Paslcrniik. has been hinting that he'd cast Dearnia in her comeback movie If she'cl co-operate and lusc 25 pounds. "But," says Deanna. "believe me —he hasn't even called me and ho couldn't have called my agent because T don't have an agent. I went for $150,000. . . -Barbara Hale !s trying to talk Columbia Into starring her in a film based on the story of Lisa Meitner, the atomic scientist. . . .Jack Benny's Sportsmen Quartet boasts the highest different ideas! "P"Id" songwriter in the business, should look on Director Leo McCarey has been furnishing novelty material for the boys Just for laughs. Christmas hangovers: Walter Slezak's wile bought him a pair of nightshirls at Macy's. When he opened the present, he found a note reading: "I have been an ailmirrr for years. U was a jrrat pleasure In wrap Tour nis;htj;rnvns. (Signer!} A Macy Employe." Quote of the week by Adcle Jergens: to a party at his home. I met Mario j "According to the gossip columns Lairza. But nothing wns said about ] t dated three actors, an oil tycoon a film. "I really don't believe Joe Is worried about my weight bpratisc he sent a biR can of pretzels for Christmas, 1 ' she laughed. Added Deanna: "I'm not terribly ambitious about my career at UK- moment. I've read f lot of scripts but not the right one. I'm going to Knrope in the spring and I dnn't even plan to think about working, There's no big hurry." SAD CHAPTKU Shirley Temple has canceled plans lo writ-? her 21-year autobiography (or Doublcday-Doran because ot its unhappy ending (the divorce from Johnny Agar). Big year coming up for Margaret O'Brien. She's already signed to do ft Meekly radio show, lias two firm offers, a TV offer and, if she wants it. that role in the Broadway play, •The Wild Duck." and two insurance brokers In evening. Nobody could be that popular, not even Elizabeth Taylor." » » • Mario Lan?,a Is getting fanfaslic See HO1.I«YWOO1> on Page 8 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKennrj America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Don't Get Blocked Ky One Opponent A very capable player on team of Chinese boys in New York is Mr. Dong Kingman, who i.s also ul finesse and few players will bid doubtful grand slam. Most of the players stopped at jc diamonds and made seven. lowever, six no trump is the bct- * <215 5 4 K 80 « 71 J. K96-1 ¥ A <>S » AKQ8 + AQJ8 Tournament—E-W vul. South 1 » West Piss Pass Pass 4N.T. 6N.T. P»» Op«ning—' North 1 * 4 « 5 « Pasi Pass Pass Pass Pass I* Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer hav as their guests Miss Mamie Lyon there are more women than men iny Britain and they are showing much a more interest in politics than they? did in the last general cleclion iny 1945. - J About all that c,in be said of their] voting behavior is that they do nntl vote for women jrst because trc-yl 75 Years Ago fn BlytheyiHe — Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little have as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Dean Gillette Hill, of Lincoln. Nebr.. ivin|ar c women. If thev did, parliament! are en roi'te lo Biloxl. Miss. 1 would be tilled with them. Actually! only 22 of the 640 members o! thel ir-:sent Hnusc of Commons are fe-J male. That mav well be changed in thel and Bob Davidson, of Wheatley. Ark. They will be here several day*. Rep. Ivy Crnwford, who has been . in Little Rock for the meeting of the legislature, weekend. :s home for the Hunters are blamed for three fovirlhs of live forest fires in Missouri. eloctuii r ^re arc many morel wfmrn candidates than there wcrej In 1945. The Labor Parly is pnltitig up not fewer than <10. Conservatives and Liberals will have more than ?0 each. The Communists r,ho may have several womcn candidates. Musical Instrument ter tournament contract, but It takes very careful play to make this contract, as Mr. Kingman points out. The opening lead of the queen of hearts was won with the ace. Now the nine of spades was played and won in dummy with the ^ice. The ten of clubs was led and East refused to cover. When it held, declarer had to be careful or he would get himself blocked In one hand or the other. At this' point he must cash his five diamond tricks, winning the I fifth diamond in dummy, then lead the seven of clubs and finesse the Jack. Tills will leave declarer with a spade, heart *nd two clubs, a.s ., I one ot the hearts was discarded on HORIZONTAL 1 Depicled musical instrument 8 The player across the top 13 Narcotics 14 Consumer! 15 Apple seed 16 Abstract beings 18 Beverage 19 Green vegetable 20 Severe 21 Choose 3 Philippine palm •1 Parent 5 Followers 6 Confined 7 Royal Italian family name K Vegetable 9 Note of scale 10 German king. 11 Mourner 12 Scythe handles 17 Symbol for iridium 25 Dry 26 Permits J Answer to Previous Puzzln an outstanding artist. One of his pictures recently won the American Water Color Society award. Mr. Kingman points out The Walter Wnnger-Oarbo film. • ""cresting duplicate point the fifth diamond. East is down to the card; underlined, queen-ten of spades and king- In "The Dutchcss of LJingcasc," must day's hand. While it Ls true. Ihe way be completely off. Wangcr, I hear, the cards lay. seven diamonds can bM put the script on the market 11* made, It depends upon t succe«- nine of clubs. II Ls not too difficult for the declarer to count East's hand down, vcrv so the ace of clubs Is cashed. Then ln ~ i !1ic queen of clubs Is played, throwing East in ihc lead. 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