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FACE SIT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINB8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AwUUnt Publish* A. A. PREORICKSON, Editor FAUI, D HUMAN. Ad«ril»in« Sol* Nttional Advertising Repre$enUtlrei: Wallace WH'mer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered u Mcond claw matter at 1h« pc«t- effice at Blythevlllc, Arkansu, under act of Con- «resi, October 9. mi. Member of The Auocttltd Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In th« cltr of Blythevllle or an; juburbtn town where carrier aervlc* lj maintained, «c per wwk. By mall, within a radlui of SO miles, $5.00 per yt»t, 13.50 for >ur months, 11.25 (or three months; by mall outside SO mile une, tl2.SC per r»ar payable In advance. Meditations Go te »ew, j« Ibal My, Tadijr or tomorrow *• win (• Into wch » cltv, and continue then • year, i>4 buy and Mil, »»d (et tain.—J»m*» 4:11. * « * The duty of man IB pl»ln »nd simple, »nd con»Ws of but two points: his duty to God which er- •ry man mint feel; and his duij to his neighbor- to do u h« would be done by. — Thomas Piine. Barbs Some »tyle» we've seen in dresses Indicate we'll h»ve not only the woman of th« hour, but of the hourglus. ' : * * * An ad mllm » woman a Job In >n orvhr.lri pUyiaj M»nd fiddle. Thtj don't wme »K«t w«jl ' * * • Hundred* of women almost, mobbed a Mlchl- l»n department store when silk stockings were put on sale. In other words, there was a run. * * * The tint (hinj- moil people du wilh * new oar i» wonder when their tonnty li joint to itart fiiinr the nMda. * * * One of the haidest yet best things to remember. i» to forget your troubles, Poor Ca^e Built Against Campaign News Coverage Every four years the question arises- whether American neyspapers give their readers'balanced coverage of the pi-esi- ' (itntial campaign. This year, as before, they are charged wilh favoring the Republicans in their news columns. Recently a group of 96 U. S. authors accused file American press of offering a distorted picture of the Eisenhower- Stevenson battle to their readers. They based the charge on study of 26 papers in six sfateg. Be it noted here that the authors are not saying these papers simply prefer Eisenhower editorially. They assert lha.t various journalistic tricks are used to play him up on tlie news pages, and play Stevenson down. Fortunately, in this argument we need not rely on mere guesswork to challenge the authors. For the Associated Press has made its own study of 115 U. S. papers, and concludes that the Democrats, not the Republicans, enjoy a pronounced advantage in volume and display of news coverage in this campaign. The AP's box score showed that 47 per cent of the papers surveyed gave the Democrats dominant coverage, 32 per cent gave Ike and Stevenson an eoiial break, and just 21 per cent actually favored Eisenhower in news treatment. A majority o£ these papers explicitly prefer Ike for President, yet the evidence indicates they are leaning .over backwards to provide fair coverage of tht news. Some critics may contend that only President Truman's entry into the 1952 fray has balanced accounts in many cases, or tipped the scales for the Democrats. A few even suggest that pro- Eisenhower editors have deliberately played up Mr. Truman's flaying attacks on Ike in hope of discrediting the Democratic cause. To the latter charge, the question may be countered: "What would be said if the President's assaults were muffled by the press?" -As for the other point, it ought to be remembered that the parly in the White House automatically enjoys superior publicity, not only during a campaign but throughout the intervening years. When the President speaks, whether he makes sense or utters wild charges, it is news. So when a President is himself a candidate, that fact by itself helps to balance news coverage accounts. And when, «s in 1952, lie ia * sort of added starter LE (ARK.)- cotmrnR ST in lh« campaiirn, he multiplies that advantage. He can't be ignored cither as President or at whistle - stopper, and Stevenson can't be ignored as candidate. The 96 authors have built themselves a poor case. V«ry possibly what they understand as balanced coverage would really be treatment slanted to favor the man of their own choice ... Let's Halt Marathon Campaigns When the national conventions loomed ahead, there wer« shining forecasts llyit because of TV they'd be shorter and snappier this year. Well, they weren't. They were both longer tlinn any in the last 20-odd years. After Ihfcy ended, the optimists came out of their cliche-proof shelters and bravely predicted that the campaigns, si least, would be streamlined to'fit the, modern-day needs of television. Wrong again. Instead of starting In mid-September, as candidates had been doing in the recent past, the two 1932 nominees itirred from their vacation roosts in August, and by Sept. 1 were going full-tilt up and down the land. Pick up your paper or tune in radio or TV today and it ought to be obvious that eight or nine weeks is much too long for R presidential campaign in' this era. Britain 1ms a pretty fair working democracy, and the British handle the whole tiling in three weeks. We've got more country to cover, but we ought to be able to do it in six weeks rather than nine. Views of Others New Weapon For Labor The notion'! labor, unions, already In control of just about everything In the United States, recently unveiled a weapon which apparently can be used to terrorize whole communities. That weapon is the union pension fund. Out ih Central City, Ky., veiled threats were used to deprive miners of their share of the United Mine Workers' »125 million a year, pension fund. Th« threats were.used in the labor dispute which has paralyzed the -business, life of that mining community. The United Mine Workers subsidiary, headed by A. p. l«wii, John L.'s brother, has been trying »inc« March 17 to force Central City merchants la sign over their employees to the union. Even one-man shops and stores are included and there is no regard for tlie employees' wishes. Here's how the pension fund enters the picture. Pensioners and working miners belong to District 23 of the,LUMWv They have been asteri io picket stores and stlyQut of establishments not exhibiting District M "union shop" signs. The retired miners fear they will lose their pensions unless they comply with the orders oi the union bosses, says the United States Chamber or Commerce, and that organization points out that the Injection of (lie pension issue creates a fog of fear on the entire community. The improperly used pension fund can be a dangerous weapon In the hands of labor extremists. Today it Ls happening In Central city. Tomorrow it may be happening all over Hie United States. —Tarboro (N. C.) Southerner. Guaranteed For the cautious man who hopes to have his nip and hide it, loo, there is a beer with chlorophyll added. Nor has plugging or ibis superdooper smell chaser stopped there. We are in receipt of the following: -The American Association of Nurserymen reports that all plants anct trees sold by nurserymen are absolutely guaranteed to contain chlorophyll." Hight on the ball, those nurserymen. And if their publicity man had his tongue in cheek when he wrote the blurb, it probably was nestled against a chlorophyll lozenge. —Chattanooga Time*. O THEY SAY If I can get them (housewives) a little «ngry, maybe I can accomplish some of the things the controls l»w fails to do. — Price .stabilizer Tighe Woods. * * * The capacity of NATO to hold has Increased enormously during the last year. I believe if Russia struck now we could hold until all our strength was marshalled. — Secretary of the Army Frank Pace. + + * HummtUrian consideration, as well us the national Interest, require that we re-assess our immigration policies. _ President Harry S. Trum»n. » + * I proved to the world » Venus de Milo could be found In » burlesque house. — "Cheesecake" photographer Bnmo Bernard. * + * It is cleur the countries of Europe will Dave »« rely more on their own,, »nd rill h»ve to mobilise their own capital more effectively — WorM B*.nk »rwUeBt EUI.M ft. 'And the Goblins'll Gitcho If Yuh Don't Watch Out!' Peter fdson'j Washington Column — Which President Will Address Congress Is Anybody's Guess WASHINGTON — (NBA) — There's considerable argument shaping up over just which President — the old one or the new one- will deliver two of the three Important messages which tlie While House customarily sends to a new Congress. The Costitu- tion says the President shall advise the Con- un ion "from time to time." While ilie "state of the union" message Is usually sent up to Cnpilol Hill, or delivered In person by the President right after Congress convenes, tlie timing this year may make that difficult. Congress convenes Jan. 3. Inauguration clay Is Jnn. 20. Mr. Tru- lunn could deliver a state of the union message which would in effect be his farewell address. Or he could skip it. No White House decision on this yet. Tlie new President could spell out his new program in his inauguration clay message, or he could sent) up one or more special messages to Congress, "from time 'to time" Inter on. On. the imnual "economic message." the Full Employment act originally specified that it be sent up to Congress by Iho President wilhin Ihc first 60 days or a now session. That was amended in the Reorganization net to provide that the; message be sent up "at the beginning of each regular session." Again the retiring President might send up an economic message to tell In whnt good economic shape he" wns lenvlng things. The new man could come along later— say at the beginning of the second quarter oi the year—with another economic message to tell how he could mnke things better. : The budget message, by law, has to be delivered In the first 15 days of the new .^session or Congress, which means~ Truman will do it. First ChiislniFis cards of the year have come to Washington from Hawaii, before election day. They're headed "Mele Kaliklma- ka," which Is Hawaiian lor "A Merrier Christmas nnd a Happier New Year." The. cards show, for decoration, a reel Christmas Irce decorated with baubles that spell out, "I like Ike." Whether this is subtle propaganda that Ike will head another Santa CInus administration isn't explained. The message on the cards reads: "Christmas greetings from Hawaii are being sent early this year. As you know, we cannot vote in the Territory for the most impor-. tanl office in our government, the presidency of the United States," etc., which Is a plug for Hawaiian statehood. The catch on sending these to Washington, however, is that citizens o( the District of Columbia can't vote, either. Well over a million dollars -/ll be spent by Republican and Deino- cralic organizations in 'the final week of the campaign for radio and TV time. Best estimates available in Washington 'put the Republican lime purchases at $650,000. the Democratic at $350,000. The figures include estimates for preemption payments to commercial sponsors who will be giving up their time to the politicians. The figures are subject to an estimated revision of 10 per cent either way, but they give a good idea of the expense involved In the campaign wind-up. But this is only a preliminary spending schedule. If the two , parties and their subsidiary organizations can rsise more money, they'll buy more time. ' As of now, the schedule calls for Ilie -'.Democrats to wind up their TV and radio campaigning with a half-hour broadcast at 10:30 p m. EST,-on Monday, Nov. 3. The »:' publicans .will call it a day with their last broadcast, between 11:00 and 12:00 p. m., EST, on the same night. - . -. The Republicans having bought up'.the last hour, they get the last word. The Republican budgot is nearly double the Democratic because it involves four Eisenhower simulcasts. Stevenson was on the air more than Eisenhower during the first part p( October. The Republicans say this, was because Eisenhower was campaigning, and because they were saving their money for the last big week of the campaign. Sunday School Lesson — Bj W. E. Gilroj, D. D. Written for N'EA Service In the list of those whom Saint Paul said God had set for authority and activity in the church, the list contained in i Corinthians 12:28. some are described as "helps," translated "helpers" In the recently published version or tlie Bible to ivhich much reference has been made in Den-spancr and magazine articles. I mean "The Revised Standard Version" sponsored by national Protestant churches, the translation and revision being (he work or a large committee of Biblical scholars under the chairmanship of Dr. Luther Welgie. [ormcr dean of the Divinity School In Yale University. It Is Interesting to note that at about the same lime a new translation of the Bible under Roman Catholic auspices has also appeared. I have not yet seen this Catholic version, but t have Just been consulting an "authorized New Translation" published under Roman Catholic authority in 1341 This vital and excellent version Is in the form of "Daily RoadinR from the New Testament" arranged by Father Stedman. But to return to this matter of •helps." which In Father stedman's anr.inscmcnt Is Irniisl.iled "sen-ices of help." I am not a scholar, but this is one instance In which, per- liapj without any scholarly war- rani, t prefer the simple King James Version of one-word "helps " Whether or not it was Justified ii'v the original Greek, there would seem to have been In ih e m | tl ds 6f those translators in the Shakespearean ape some resson lor singling out those designated by that one word "helps." All good Christians ought to be "helpers" and outht to render "wvlce* of help" wherever needed, But what special vision of human need, the ability to help it, and activity In actual helping, made some in the church, ''set by God," so distinctive that In a list of apostles, teachers, healers, miracle workers, and administrators, they should have their significant and particular designation as "helps." I have wondered who these "helps" were, and Just what offices they performed. The, need of helpfulness In the whole range of human life. In the individual. In the home nnd family, in the church and in society is so great, and .so varied, that one can conjure up all manner o! activities on the part of Diose nho have the ability and the purpose to be helpful. To be a "heir," It is obvious that one must himself have, found help and be strong In himself. I judge that these "helps" In the ancient church were some who had no particular concern about doctrine or administration but who had found a keen and close relation to the Christ, who came not to be ministered unto but to administer. They were close followers of a Masler who was Himself the Great Helper AS we understand It. most of the nations want democracy anrt are willing to fight any nation lhatltries to provide them a way to get it — Plttsburg iTex > Gazette. ONLY DOCTORS who »re Innoc- Irliiatcd with Pcron's ideas will be permitted to practice In Argentina from now on. This seems only fair since of the Argentine head- acnes have been caused by Pcron — Greenwood (Mhs.) Comrnon'*e»Uh. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Defense Will Beat This Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Written for Nl-:,\ Scrvict South opened today's bidding with two no-trump. This bid shows a count of 22 to 2-1 points, balanced distribution, and a sure stopper in each of the four suits. North Is supposed to proceed on to game if he has 4 points or more. In this case North has exactly 4 points and therefore raised to three no-trump. This game contract would be made against average defense. WEST 4J963S NORTH ' *84 V38 • K9S3 + J10764 4AQS ¥10841 OJ1082 SOCTH ( A Kid 7 I Si, + 953 » AQ7 + KQS Neither side vul. Swth We* \etth r.** 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. rass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 1 Let's see how It would go. East wins the lirsl IricV with Ihe iice of spades and returns the queen of spades, 'being permitted Io win that trick also. South must v.1n the third spade irick »nd must go after the clubs In order to have any play.for his conlrnct. South Is (n luck because E»sS h« the »c« of clutM. Ea*t OCTOBER 81, 195J Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD-(NBA) -Behind the Screen: Anita Loos is far from happy over Fox's decision to make a modern-day comedy out of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." So am I. The thought of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as gold-diggers In the short dresses of the 1920'» is laugh stuff. But unfuany's the word for Marilyn and Jane working the biff butter-and-egg men against the selling of !S52. Arlene Dahl's dales with Fernando Lamas, she's confessing, are renewing an old friendship. She co-starred with Fernando In the film test that landed him an MGM contract. Arlene's • ducking comment about her divorce from Lex Barker but she was willing to say: 'I have a story to tell, loo. But it will never be told. There are two children involved and I don't want to destroy any illusions they have about their father." (Barker lias two children by a former marriage.) Denise Darcel Is working on a light club act which she'll break n this winter. . .There's a meaty gangster role on U-I's schedule for Tony Curtis. A story titled, "Drift- Ing, ' with 'round-the-world, backgrounds. . .MGM's photographs of Spike Jones' gag baby shower party for papas-to-be Mike Wilding nd Geary steffan are just being •eleased to newspapers and photo syndicates. It took studio censors three weeks of blushing to. weed >ut the zippy collection of candid ihots, Cheers for Ancestor ANDREW JACKSON V, • lineal descendant of President Jackson •me! a bit player In Hollywood, just inished a small part at Fox. He vas among the extras cheering at the inauguration" of Andrew Jackson, played by Charlton He'ston '.n "The President's Lady." Barbara Payton »nd Tom Neal ire telling London pals that they via be married next May, when aer divorce from Franchot Tone is final. What's more, they may ettle permanently In England. "High Button Shoes," the Broadway hit of some seasons back wilt be brought to the:screen by-producer Alex Gottlieb. .1.The two sons of Jennifer Jones and the late Robert Walker are enrolled in a private school just outside of St Montz in Switzerland. . .Mary Martin is being asked to change her mind and do her scenes for "From Main Street to Broadway" it a Hollywood studio instead of New York. James Barton's sudden illness in cannot lead another spade, and South therefore ls,able to win the rest of the tricks. First-class defense would defeat his contract. At the first trick East should nonchalantly play the queen of spades instead'of the ace South must win.this trick with the cms, since for all he can tell West las the ace of spades and this is his only chance to win a trick in he suit. The effect of this defensive ma- icuver is to prevent South from lolding up his king of spades until he third round of the suit. South must still go after the clubs to have any chnnce for his contract. East takes (he ace of clubs, cashes the ace of spades, «nd leads his remaining spade. West's long suit then defeats the contract. In spite of tlie fact that three no-trump can be dcfeated,-an expert would want to bid it. After Tli, how often do you encounter he killing opening lead and th« best possible defense? Las Vegas cost him the role of Bob Hope's father in Paramount'^ "Here Com* the Girls." Bob'i plug, ging now for Bing Crosby to pl»y the role is the beet ft of 195J. Ethel Waters 1* lnc.he« twiutf;' from another marriage. He's Te«t- * dy Briggs of New York, who flew to Hollywood just to pop the question to Ethel. She'» thinking it over. Stewart Granger/a next after next after next at MGM will be a modern version of "Beau Brummel." New Faces Flail* HOLLYWOOD'S letting down it« new faces. riickerdom's promise to create a whole crop of new itars h«« turned out to be a finle. Along about the time that Hollywood told the world it was embarking on a star-building era, I devoted one column each month Io the bright-eyed hopefuls who were going to be tomorrow's stars. I slopped the "New Movie Faces" column when most of the promising newcomers were dropped by the very studios that bad ' proclaimed them sure-fire bets for stardom. Hollywood, it turned put, wasn't going to carry through. But I'm sticking my neck out now for Roberta Haynes, a.tragic- orbed doll who hits stardom" with . Gary. Cooper in "Return to Paradise." She's one newcomer who was given a chance to prove sh^ was an actresi. Roberta possessed all the magic elements that com- ; bine Io spell STAR in blazing letters. Columbia Records settled a bin- ing problem by making it Donald O'Connor and Doris Day on on* side of their current platter—and giving Doris top billing on &• other side. Overheard: "She's the type at girl who will ride home from a walk." 75 Years Ago In 6/yf/tevi/ie— John E. Miller, carrying 61 counties, defeated Cart E. Bailey oy 25,000 ; votes 'In the race for the V.-S. Senate seat left vacant by Joseph T, Hobiiisoh's death. . Hers'hel Mosley threw » past that led to Alabama's victory over Tennessee. James Tipton "and Gene Blackwell were other Blytheville boys in the Alabama lineup In the game. Louie Smothermsn, «n Armorel 1 boy, Is Walnut Ridge's ace back. ' The Chicks. play Walnut Ridg» this week. •• ^w ^r- "=* "*-" You can always pick out the husband of the woman whose last-minute, excited : conversation delays people when they're trying to go home from a parly.. He's the man who's been'stand- ing alone by the front door for the last hour with his hat on. Home Work Answer to Previous Puul« HORIZONTAL 1 Used to clean the home 4 Roofers work Ihe home 8 the furniture 12 Self 13 Unadorned 14 Bewildered 15 Exist 16 Grandma and Grandpa are at home work 13 Salad vegetable 20 Tablelands 21 Wile 22 High mountains 24 Sage 26 Century plant 27 Enemy 30 Whole 32 Add 34 Farm machine for planting home work 35 Considered 36 Pronoun 37 Chest bones 39 Passport endorsement 40 You v. »sh ind I'll the dishes 41 Scottish waterfall 42 Swings around 45 Flowers 4S Joined 51 Sick 52 Dry 53 In this place 54 Golf mound 59 Soaks flax MWash and 57 Evergreen tree VERTICAL 1 Mother's home work includes cooking —— 2 Hideous monster 3 Inferior poet 4 [fear 5 Magnesium silicate 6 Trial . > 7Fondl« 8 Women 9 Employs 10 Antitoxins H Russian new* agency 17 Obstruct 19 Step 23 Burdens 24 Hope 40 Pursues bi« 25 Arrow poison way 26 Raised above 41 Loaded bottom . 42Cicalrix \ (naut.) 43 Learning 27 Womanliness 44 Dislinct p»rt 28 Individuals 46 Nothing 29 Icelandic saga 47 Toward the 31 Shade of red sheltered tide SSSatan 48 Killed 38 Home work 50 Letter Greek tool, egg student I««rni W. so tff

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