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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 5, 1952
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BLYTBEVILLK (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1953 COURIER XEWI H OOtnUKR NTW8 OO, ». W. HAU»«, Publisher A. HAINBS, Assistant pu 4, A PREDBICKSON, Editor . FAUL D. HUMAX. Adrertlsln* Manijtr *>1* N»tfc»n»l Advertising Representatives: Wtlfe* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AttuU, Mtmphta. Intend »» Koond elas« »»»« •* th« post- otftct »»'Blythevi1te, Arkansas, under act of Con, October I. 1917. Member of Th« Associated Pre«J - - •UBSORIPTION RATES: Br e«rrl«r In th« city of Blytheville or any urbui town where carrier service li maln- | 'n^l.'wlthin » radius of 50 mile,, »500 per *eu «2SO for six months, 11.25 for three months; kTmaii outside 50 mil. zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. ' _ ___ Meditations Brethren, I count not myself to b»vc apprehended: b«t (hi. one thlm I do, forjetllns tl>o« thlnn whteh »re behind, and rtathlnj forth uit* U.OM thlnrs which art hffore. - Mill. 3:13. * . * * It Is better to say, "This one thing I do," than to say "These forty things I dabble In." — Washington Gladden. Barbs Two colleg* students were expelled for steal- iiuj examination- papers. They really failed. » » » Th« blunt noise In the business world ii •nut month to keep quiet nbout It. + • * ' Tuo boys on ttw weal coast are building a bo*t powered by » washing machine motor. It'll probably turn out to be t tub. . - * * ' * A train of thought arrlvt* iio plict it U runs »atf local. « « « Batching It while the wl(e is away Is what a married man looks forward to and Is dern glad when it'i"over. It's time to Hurdle a Barrier Th« barrlerg to mutual understanding between America and other p«o, pies often seem hopelessly high. With today's remarkable communications and transportation, the flow of men and infornmtion_around the globe is swifter and greater than ever in history. Yet ' misunderstanding abounds. Why this should be so is a subject big enough for a book. We won't tackle it here, but look instead at just, one narrow front. Americans who work abroad for their government too often do not try genuinely to understand the people and the country where they are living. They tend ratlier to import a littlfc piece of the United States with them, to surround themselves with the material corrtforts of home, to join in colonies of their fellow countrymen who comprise slightly larger transported Americas. Some of this may be (lone in all Innocence, by those who at the same time profess earnest wishes to learn of the foreign land they live in. But we cannot escape.the fact that, whatever th« intent, the effect upon our friends abroad is generally bad. The material commonplaces of our everyday way of life are more often than not luxuries to foreigners. They resent our-lavish habits. They resent our keeping to ourselves in isolated colonies. They see it as a reflection upon them as not worth knowing. Perhaps some of this feeling is natural envy for our fortunate economic status. But it seems plain from the be' haviour of U. S. missions abroad that' our workers do not make a really notable effort to understand foreigners in their own terms, to know them', appreciate their differences, learn to admire th e ir good qualities. Isn't it time we got a different outlook? • U. S. Information Practices Could Bear Correction : ; To tell us about the workings of our federal government, we have government press officers by the hundreds. Yet there is a strong feeling that we cton't learn enough about what really goes on in Washington. * Robert Ramspeck, chairman of the U. S. Civil Service Commission, thinks we ought to have a complete, non-political study of the work done by government information men. It sounds like a good Idea. Since the problem of the various departments vary so greatly, we should not .expect to find — nor should we demand — a high degree of uniformity in Information practices. Obvivously the State Department, the Defense Department and the Atomic Energy Commission cannot be looked to for the kind . of information policies we might anticipate in the Interior Department. Vital secrets must be kept. Still, WE do have the right to expect from all departments a sincere effort to disclose to the American people every bit of information essential to their understanding of the government's activities, so long as it does not jeopardize security to release it. There isn't any convincing evidence that we are getting that sort of help from information officers today. Here and there an extremely competent press aide turns up. But too many dial in cal• culated vagueness. Too many consider it their job to-protect their superiors, to save them from embarrassment, rather than to inform. Some of these, too, actually become advocates and special pleaders for the policies and programs of the department they represent. Ramspeck rightly raises the question whether or not this is proper. In other words, should a press officer be a propagandist for the "ins"? With his easy access to the news outlets, he can promote his boss or the department's viewpoint w ;t n good effect. Ought he to spend his time thus? We could hardly expect a prtss agent to portray his department in a bad light and hold his job. But we may fairly inquire into the question of where he should stop to avoid being a mere "voice of defense" for his agency. Here, again, is opportunity for the incoming Eisenhower administration to clear awa/the underbrush, take a good, hard. look, and set - out upon a new course if the circumstances warrant, as they certainly seem to in this instance. Views of Others Justice Hath Manifold Forms The law has Its erratic moments. We couldn't do without it, and' we undoubtedly need mort ot it. But we could also use more consistency In the application of what we hav». Down in Harris County, Texas, a woman was Kntenced to five years In ^prison for disposing of her second husband by^.Qie^plstfll .divorce." M a matter of fact, she used'ttie same gun on both .husbands, The jury convicted her of murder'with- out, malice, and under Texas law five years Is the maximum penalty lor that. Over In North' Carolina, » Negro man wa» convicted of assault on a white woman becausa, by her testimony, he "leered" at her from i distance of "about 75 feet," North Carolina, law makes the Jury's finding possible, even though the "victim" of the assault was not »t any tlm» touched by the defendant, nor did he »buse her verbally. This legislation of mind-reading opens up entirely new vistas of human relations — application of It to politics, for Instance, could produce some wonderfully interesting results. —Sherman (Ten'.) Democrat. • *" '*"•*»•" '••'•*TV,^^^-r-™., .,*,-?£*:' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— Behind i married. Is boiling over a printed report that he's romancing Mary Sinclair on the Texas location site of "Arrowhead." It's another profile boy In the company who's le Screen;'Hollywood's tug-of-war ver Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar or. a co-starring, big-screen movie n 1953 now has John Wayne and Is co-producer Bob Fellows claim - ng they'll soon have the TV stars' names on a contract with their ndependent company. : , "As far as both sides are concerned, It's a deal," Wayne declared, "but there are still final details to be settled." Wayne has called It a day with lis home, studio, Republic, and vill do six pictures at Warners ifter he completes his current ^Trouble Along the Way." But he has shelved his ambitions to direct and will stick ( to acting and producing. . • • ( June Allyson goes sexy for ihe first time in MGM's "Remains To Be Seen" and Is saying that it remains to be seen whether moviegoers will stand for the switch from the wholesome-girl type. "I Just don't know/' she wailed. "Let's face it — I'm not Marilyn Monroe. I hope people like it. You never know. I can always say I tried,"- June ran a hand through her close-cropped hair and howled: "They gave line a boyish haircut to make, me sexy! instead of Mary's big moment "The Blue Peter Ed ton's Washington Column — ForrestaVs Briefing Handbook Is Godsend to New President the girl next.door, I'm now boy next door." the Arch Oboler's ads (or his three- dimenson screaming: 'Bwana Devil" are "A lion In ybuf lap and a lover in your arms!" . If pings get. dull,. I presume, your hands will be free to pass the popcorn. : Nothing Doing—Yet Take It from Marilyn Monroe, Angel," the old Marlene Dietrich hit, as a .vehicle for Hildegarde Nelf? Word's out that Darryl Zanuck has purchased the rights to remake the lilm .-classic after years of effort and a pile ot legal obstacles. ... The fabulous El Mlrador Hotel in Palm' Springs, taken over by the Army as a World War II hospital, reopens Dec. 7. Radio "Ruined" Slapstick Hollywood's attempts at slapstick comedy have never equaled the "artistic" triumphs of -such early - day celluloid laugh kings as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Harry Langdon. Why? I popped the question at frozen - faced Buster between shows at Las Vegas' Hotel Sahara where he's starring In one of his famous pantomime acts. " "Radio." scowled Buster. "Radio ruined the screen's slapstick comedy." Here's how Buster, explains It: "Lloyd, Langdon and I were visual comics. The prop and wardrobe departments were more important to us than writers. Then radio developed a new crop : of comedians. _The radio comics brought their jokes to the screen and that was the end of visual comedy." Red Skelton and Bob Hope, says Buster, could be'great .visual slapstick comedians, but. "they're not visual thinkers. They think In terms of spoken gags. And now," he groaned, "They're even bringing radio jokes to a new visual medium — television. It's rldlcu- three-volume, top-s ch Pre tui • Pr< • KIs | do: In What Price Literacy? There's ii moral of' some sort In the United Press slory of the Milwaukeean who moved to New York City. When the gentleman registered to vote In his new residence he was required to pass a literacy tMl. He was quite gratified when he passed with ease. ' • , His illusions of the high standards of voting In New York soon, took a tumble, however, when he glanced at the official document by which he was made a registered voter. The clerk listed his former home as "Milwaukle" and the state as West consln"! —Savannah (Oa.) Morning New«. Larsen ery « world. It tst and pref ith them, p ie Truman ast, wan trying for the existence he ground up. A brand new cor atlon .created In was the National '• '•fembers Include key cabinet officls Chiefs, of Staff. 1 TSC Is to coordli lOlicy o! the nation. LARSEM espundenl Edson (NBA)— The ecrct briefing sldent Truman ned over to sldent,- elect cument unique American his•y.- Nothing like las ever existed fore. - . rhe most 1m- rtant s e ctlon mmarlzes U. S. atlons with ev- ' country In \pts to explain S. associations e goals which intstration, al j to achieve lalions. erves full cred- ce of this re f the handbook ry of Defense e wast the firs ie ne\v defense him to star epnrtment from cept and organl ho Defense Ac ecurlty Council the Presidenl s and the Joir [g task of v th ate the defens t meetings For hat the counc hould get from the state Department us soon as possible a counlry- y-counlry summary of U.S. for- ign policy. He said that Vith U.S. roops spread all over the world or the first time in Its peace- me hisEory this information was ecessary for any sensible, long- ange, postwar planning.' No Document Like It Existed Gen. George C. Marshall was ecretary of State at that time and promised n F]orrestal'^that , ( he vould try to locate such » docu- nent and give it t'o the NSC.' But Marshall was forced to admit later hat nothing like it existed. Furthermore, he told Forrestal, his request for It was the 'first that had ever ben made, his researchers lad reported. • Forrestal was stunned at this. And so were the other members of he council, when It dawned on hem that nobody had ever thought of sitting down to figure out And jut on paper a record of where ihe U.S. had been In Its deuations with each country, where It was now and where It wanted to be. At Forrestal's suggestion, then, the 'members of the council decided to mnke such a project the Job of Its staff. But at the time none of them had any Idea of Just how big a chore it really was They soon found. out. Preliminary flralta by members of the council staff weren't satis factory'to any of the members. So Forrestal decided to do some o the detailed writing himself. lie spent monlhs on U and the brie case which he carried home e'acl night was usually crammed witl lapers pertaining to this project. Finished Draft Before He Left < Some of his friends told him to take it easy. Heavens knows, they warned, his other chores in the Pentagon were consuming enough. But according to the men who were, working with him on the job, he had become convinced that it was vital to finish It If any Intelligent, permanent military plans were to be promulgated by : the NSC. . ••.-•' '•.."•.' . ' When Forrestal ;left the . Pentagon, shortly before . his collapse nd tragic suicide, he had finished he Job. He admitted that It was a crude first draft of what was needed. But It was a starting point, and the first time such a hing had ever been put together. The enthusiasm which he generated for the project kept it going. It has since been revised, corrected and made shorter, 'according, to reports. It's plain why It is top secret. It contains very frank evaluations oi personalities and situations based on intelligence reports. • The dramatic proof of the worth ol Forrestal's project is its tremendous value to Elseivhower right. now. In a few hours he will be able to learn what otherwise might have taken him months of study to absorb. It gives him a chance to make concise, Intelligent changes in goals, too, if he wants to. '.,••'• Further proof of Its value is the fact that some of the top men In the State and-Defense Departments have been assigned to keep U current. she and 'Joe DiMagglo arc not inches away from the altar. In that sleepy, caressing voice, Marilyn spiked the rumor with: • "I don't have any plans to get married. Sometimes things can't happen overnight, no matter, how wonderful it would be. But I- don't believe marriage-would hurt my career." And also take It from Marilyn, she and Jane Russell haven't feuded" for even a second as the co' - stars of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," • • "I was pleasantly surprised," she reported, "to find that Jane is a wonderful person; She "doesn't look down at me and act standoffish like some women." lous." Ann Sheridan's near the. inktng- the - contract stage with Producer Albert Zugsmlth for- "Female of the Species," to be filmed on the island of Majorca/ . , .'. Nick Hilton's still in a spin over starlet Sheila Connolly, - who looks mora like Elizabeth Taylor than Liz herself. :• Herb Stein, who collects Hollywood gags, nominates this as the greatest line of all, time: When Groucho "Marx resigned -from the Friars Club, he wrote the club secretary: "I refuse to belong to any cluti that would accept me as one of Its member," . : -Harold Lloyd's-old studio imwest Los Angeles is being razed. A big Mormon temple will rise on th« site. Jack - Palance, happily Sunday School Lesson — By W. E. GJlroj, D Written for • NEA Service SO THEY SAY Too many dogs have an fdei that every moonlight night Is their day. * * » Three Michigan men, arrested for stealing bacon from » storage car, found out it doesn't p»T to take sides. * • » « A lot of men are-slaves to fashion, says a style expert. It's still nice to have grown daughters. * * * No milter how many people drop In on yon, there always wems to h« room for one bore. * * • When are men's shovt sox going up — Into., place? + » » That's the be-sl training ground In the world over there (In Koreal. — Jet ace M»J. Jamts Jarbara. , - +,' • * . The, funny thing Is that if you write poetry, you starve. But If you set It to music, you malce money. — Song writer Jerry Lawrenc*. At the conclusoin of the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 7:29, it Is said that the people were "astonished at His doctrine; for He taught them, as one having authority, and not as the scribes." Among the nnyizing things concerning the teaching and ministry of JesiM none is more remarkable. The scribes were the ottlcial inter- eters of the law, and were sup- ised to speak with authority. JMUS. in fact, recognized their n«- jrlty as those who "sat in Moses .it" (Matthew 232>; (hough He arned the people that they should o an the scribes said, but not ac- ordlng to their works, for they aid, >nd did not. But even In what was said, those ho heard Jesus realized a dlffer- nce. They felt that He had an au- lorlty which those who claimed uthorlly did not.possess. Here was n young man from 'azareth. a hill town at which some coffed, "Can there any good come ut of Nazareth?" (John 1:46). He ad had the good education tha v»» tht heritage ot every Jewish ooy of that time In the schools as sodated with the synagogues. But He possessed apparently, non >f the outward credentials of au horily, which both then, now, anc always, have assumed so much 1m lortance in the eyes o! men. He wa neither a scribe nor a rabbi. He ha no. parchment, such as doctor dentists, Rud often mtnu'.ers. dls play; and It Is certain that no scho' of the time would have given hli an honorary D.D. Yet to those who heard Him H spake with an authority which noi of the. possessors of the outwar credentials ot authority could corr mand. It Is obvious, I think, that som evidence of authority Is needc some maintenance of qualification at*ndaxd&, and credentials. O hools, to cite one example, would a hodgepodge of inefficiency, smanagcnient, and confusion, if e did not demand from teachers id administrators, evidence of aving met established standards. But we know perfectly well that I the. outward qualifications and edentials in the world do not nee warily make a good teacher. Evry now and then in almost every | eld ol activity, someone comes] ong who. without the outward redentinls. possesses the ' know- ow. the ability and efficiency that \ark him tws above many who have II the outward marks of authority. The secret of the authority of esus was that it rested on truth. His "I say unto you" was riot pcr- onal opinion, or man-made truth, ,ade even by Him. His authority vas that ot the great Reveaier of God. speaking in harmony with the nrth o! ood and the universe, the ounriatlon upon which all author- ty must ultimately rest. For the eal test of all authority Is the foundation of right and truth upon which It rests. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Know All Players To Be Bridge Winner By OSWALD JACOBY .. Written for NEA Service . Whom do you believe in a pinch —your partner or the 'opponents? There is no surefire answer to this sort of question, of course. You must always tnke into considora- exnctly who your partner is. fortunate outcome for his side, Four spades was -colder than a mackerel, and the rescue saved the North-South bacon (if you don't mind a mixed grill). West opened the ace of spades and" continued with the queen of spades, thus giving South his only real problem in the play of the cards. South rose to the occasion by playing a low spade from dummy and ruffing in his own hand. He couldn't afford to play dummy's fcing of spades, since F,ast would have been happy to ruff this trick away. -. South now drew two rounds of Erumps and led a diamond towards dummy's king. West could lake the ace of diamonds, but thai was the last defensive trick. Dummy's king of diamonds and trumps could take care of the rest of South's diamonds, and South could discard his third club on dummy's good king of spades. Just In case -you're wondering, West Is stiir kicking himself—but hard—for his redouble. He could have had a fine score for making four spades doubled, but he got no points at all for driving the opponents Into a makeable contract o'i five hearts. '' 75 Years Ago ' In Blytheville — Mrs. T. R. -Osborne. formerly of Blythevllle. entertained members of her bridge club at her home in Caruthersville. Jimmy Tiptori of Blytheville mad» third string All-Arrierican on tha United Press team. Tlpton will play In the Rose Bowl Jan. 1 with Alabama. G. R. Carter will head the American legion's Goodfellow project this yenr. l . One of the town's well-known •' young couples had to cancel their honeymoon when the groom's pocket was picked 'in the crowd, that went to the station after the wedding to see them off. ffi NEA Partners Answer to Previous Puzzle MAN Is one calculating machine that is always lryine to outllgure another one.—Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. BETTING on horses or women 1 bad enough, but the guy who bet on a high school football team 1 just plain nuts.—Brewton <Ala. Standard. As It is located that fur sway, v can't be very helpful In suggestions If it were in Nashville, we'd pur* 3 32fi nutomobiles on U. — N»shvlll Banner. V K6432 + AK6 • WEST EAST <D) A AQJ I097«J *3 W 5 » J 10 * AQJ4 » 1087 + Q 10 98543 SOUTH «4 V AQ987 * None Gut- Pass 2N.T Pass Pass Double Both sides vul. 'South West Pass Pass Pass 5 V Pass 2 * 44> Redbl Pass Pass North Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— A A and who the opponents are. When today's hand was played, In a recent tournament, 'North's double of four spades sounded like the crack, of doom. But you should have heard West's redouble. It practically jolted South out of his chair. Maybe South was theoretically "wrong" to run out of the redoubled contract. He might easily hsve discovered that his partner could surely detent four spades and that there was no possibility at all of making five hearts. As It happened, however, Soull.'s triad daih to five he»ru bad * HORIZONTAL 1 or lose 4 This and -—8 .Japanese rice drink 12 Poem 13 Seep 14 One who chills 15 Legal matters 16 Looter 18 Sprucer 20 Baking chambers 21 Varnish • Ingredient 22 Domestic slave 24 Good and — 26 Europe and 27 Stitch 30 Fame 32 Blow 34 Small seal 35 Seal hunter 36 Abstract being 37 Well ventilated 39 Naked . 40 One time 41 Give and — 42 Clan chief 45 Sea nymphs 49 Dwelling 51 Mineral rock 52 Oil (comb, form) 53 Simple 54 And not 55 Scheme 56 Daze 57 Health resort VERTICAL 1 Weary and 2 Notion . 3 Young birds 4 Subject 5 Pit 6 Cobalt blues 7 Number 8 Strainer ^Measure ol land 10 Sharp "mistakes 27 Answers 42 Top (Fr.) 17 Give ' ,, 28 Pieced out .43 Inferno l9Clawofbird 29 Have existed 44 On land or or beast 31 Estranged 23 Effeminate 33 Rajah and 46 Unbleached boy " 47 Let fall 24 Gaelic 38 Milk curdler 48 Vaccines 25 Blood vessel 40Vegelable 50 Type "jgcaper 41 Color o{ grass measures 12 IS '» n u 11 3* 12 <•» SI 55 Z5 ' 5T II 4H t • it ^ 1 37 M ?fc ^ 50 ii Sfc ^ M % X 45 W^. 3 i to ty'/ L'b hj '%< '•n H m 31 i9 it y SH si 0 « 1 17 7) ^3 !

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