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.PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIBAY, MARCH 24, 195fl THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager , «ol« N»t!on«J Advertising Representatives: W»Uac« Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnt*, Memphis. Entered «a second class matter »t the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Conf«s«, October 8, 1S17. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or »ny suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles tl.OO per year, »2.00 for si* months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance.' Meditations M>' beloved is tone down into Ills garden, to the beds of spices, to feed In Hie gardens, and to lather lilies.—Song of Solomon 0:2. + » » I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with Joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs ol good in e\ery soul.—Ingcrsoll. Barbs An auto crash restored a man's memory. That's ill that's left after a "lot of such accidents. » * . * . A stage slar took 32 trunks with her on a Irip to Europe. Her hubby went along, also. * * . * A doctor says golf gives a man all the exercise he-needs. And a lot more, the way some play it. . . * . * •'•;'».. Some song hits have been written In 15 mln- - «tes .according to » publisher. Well, It takes time to got a snappy title. . * : • : * A Massachusetts man wants a divorce because his wife hasn't talked to him for seven years. H she had, he might have wanted It sooner. Rejection of Mid-Income Housing Bill Sane Move Rejection of President Truman's wild • middle-income housing scheme by the House and Senate is no cniise for sorrow. It was a financial slavery bill quite properly described as blatantly socialistic. It was a proposal that, if enacted into law, could have made millions of American tenants in Uncle Sam's costliest housing project. Look at it this way. The proposal would have provided for government support of loans at three per cent for * as long as 63 years. Suppose you—as one of the so-called middle-income class making $3,500 a year—built a completely- financed home costing $8,750. At three percent, your annual interest payments would total §262.50. Over 63 years, this 'interest would total $16,537.50. Thus the total cost o£ your home, when the moregage was retired, would have jumped to $25,287.50—nearly three .times the original cost. And nil the time you would have been Uncle Sam's tenant, for the bill ;; required you to join a giant housing cooperative in order to be eligible for such a loan. Another consideration not brought up • during the debate concerned the length - of the 'amortization period. It would have ranged from 40 to 63 years. Not discussed, however, were the prospects . of either the house or the mortgagor outliving the mortgage. Few houses built today will still be standing 40 years hence, much less 63 years. And nearly anyone likely to apply for such middle-income housing assistance these days would be crowding his life span. If he was lucky, lie might own his own home at the lively age of 75—just in time to bequeath the title to an heir. It may at first seem amiss to be 'i talking about a proposal rejected by the Congress. However, the issue is not : dead. Administration Democrats have served notice that middle-income housing is to be a political issue in the November Congressional elections. No, this issue is not dead; it is very much and . very dangerously alive. «ncy that collected enough light bulbs to «erv« its needs for the next 93 years. All we can guess is that the procurement official responsible for that buy-' ing orgy must have been frightened by the famous wartime government order which warned all federal employes to "terminate the illumination" when they really didn't need it. Views of Others Sharp Pruning Would Help Department of Agriculture When the Hoover Commission Investigated the sprawling Department of Agriculture with » view to getting a better Job done for less money,- one of its "horrible examples" of overlapping came from a Georgia cotton-producing county. The Commission found that 1,500 farmers In the county were occupying the time of no less than 47 employees attached to seven separate field services of the Department of Agriculture. Statistically, that added up to one federal worker for every 32 farmers. In Its recommendations, the Commission urged a thorough overhaul- Ing at state, county and farmer levels. The magazine Country Gentleman recently published a study of the Department of Agriculture's operations in DeKalb county, Illinois. The article, written by John Slrohn, was entitled "Big Government Is in Your County, Too." It reported that 178 federal farm agency employees were working either full or part time, 123 of them residents. Not counting the salaries of 55 persons living outside but regularly visiting the Illinois county to advise about this or that, the taxpayers' total bill for services to the county's 2.500 farmers came to $86,065.60. Mr. strohn found much duplication; five agencies, for example, were handing out Information on crop rotation. In its cartoon for the article, Country Gentleman depicts a sturdy, puzzled-looking man ol the soil beset by a multiplicity of agents seeking to tell him how to run his business. This Is perhaps .an oversimplification of the case, since In 50 many instances the man of the soil is getting a government check himself and has pretty well overcome his resentment at federal largess. But certainly there Is merit In the suggestion of Dean Henry P. Husk of the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, that the Department of Agriculture needs a. thorough remodeling. Mr. Rusk headed the Hoover Task Force that Investigated the department. What has happened Is quite natural when one considers the tremendous growtii of the Federal Government's activities on behalf of the farmer. In twenty years the Department of Agriculture expandod from 22,000 employees to over 82,000; Its budgetary demands have Jumped from $11.000,000 in 1912 to the whopping figure of $'l, 500,000,000 In 1917. New sections have been added to the old building, year by year, with the result that the structure as It 'now stands is not up to the job. Streamlining the department as the Hoover j Commission recommends will not be a painless process. Lucrative jobs will be cut out; disguised subsidies will be eliminated. Already a chorus of opposition is being raised from those who fear they may be shoved from the federal gravy-train. In the agricultural field, as well as In otner areas of government, Mr. Hoover and his committee of citizens have pointed a finger down the rocky road to reform. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Afraid of Being in the Dark? The General Accounting Office in Washington declares that many, federal ngeucios, squirrel-like, amass great hoards of supplies against a distant day in the future. We can make a little allowance for an outfit -that surrounds itself with reams of extra paper. In a town that's huilt on dircctives-in-triplicate, fears of 4, u paper shortage are understandable. But we're totally puzzled by the ag- Czech Titoism All is not well behind the Iron Curtain. Americans who think the cold war is wltlioul victories are wrong. In Czecholsokavla, it Is true, American missionarie-s of the Mormon faith are expelled for being American—not tor being .Mormon. But they bring back with them the news that nine out of every teti Czechs arc bitterly uphappy under Communism. Czech President Klement Gottwald says that 'Titolsts" In his country are trying to put It in the "imperialist camp." By that he means that the C^echs don't want to be a part of anybody's empire—least of all a part of the empire or the Kremlin. TitoLst Communists In Czechoslovakia disappear from public life but Titoism doesn't disappear. Gottwald is afraid that Czechs arc concerned "not only that Marshal Tito shoutri transfer Yugoslavia into the imperialist camp, but that he should simultaneously take with him also other people's democratic states." The tyrant fears most of all . —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say If tlie Republican Party Is to be successful In tlie fight to which it Is dedicated, it must broaden its base and extend Us roots Into all strata of American lite.—Philip Willkle, son ot the late Wendell Willkle. * * * We cannot know for certain when the next election (in .Great Britain) will come, but we shall be wise to be prepared for the possibility that it will como sooner rather than later.—British Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison. * » + My counsel is not to be too concerned aoout the H-bomb. There should be more thought about the possibility of eventual national bankruptcy —Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower. * . * * I believe the Kremlin has no Idea of waging aggressive war against tlie United States.—Sen. Joseph C. O'Masoncy (D) or Wyoming. * » * The clock Is ticking, ticking and with each swing of the pendulum the time to save civilization grows shorter.—Sen. Brlcn McMahon (1)) of Connecticut. * * * Any mother Is Just as deserving of a pension as General Eischower.—Dr. Francis E. Townsend, founder ol ail old-xe pension movement. It's One Thing to Catch 'Em—Another to Clean 'Em World Peace Hinges On Cold Wars End Peter ft/son's Washington Columr McCarthy's Charges May Shine Spotlight on Policy for Far East Sunday School Lesson When the Apostle Paul made his great declaration In Romans 1:1416. "I am ready to preach the gos- uel to you that arc at Rome also. For I am not nshamed of the gospel of Christ: for it Is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek," lie was speaking as a Roman citizen, as well as a Christian Apostle. Paul was a free-born citizen of Rome in a Roman world in which' the muss of men were slaves. Mnny born in slavery had purchased their libertv witn a great price, like the chief "caplaln In Acts 22:28. Paul, of course, had not seen Rome, By DeWttt MlcKenztc Ar Foreign Affairs Atulyrt A colleague having un nimlyllcal turn of mind laid a picture on mi desk with the quizzical remark: "Does that look as though Russia is afraid there's going to war?" The photo showed a model oT Moscow's projected University Building, 26 stories high. This is one of a down "skyscrapers" being built in the Soviet capital to the fascination of the Muscovites, who aren't used to such tall buildings.. Buildings Shoo! Up No, that certainly doesn't Indicate Moscow fears atomic bombardment. The same can be said of America, for from my office windows In the Rockefeller Center of New York City one can see numerous, buildings miraculously shooting' up towards the sky like Jack's bean- thougli he was to go v there us i! stalk. -And much construction in prisoner, late in his missionary ca- r-t-r. Rome was not just a city, but n world power, that had brought proceeding in the sprawling city of London, which presents the greatest metropolitan bombing target on all of that world beneath Its rule, j the globe. To oe i Rurnar citizen anywhere No, I don't believe Moscow or ion- was to possess rights and privileges don or Washington or any other unavailable to others. —-• -• • When Paul was arrested, through major capital, actually believes that war is Imminent. They all know the falst chirges and investigations "iRt it Is possible, but they think of his persecutors in Palestine, and: " isn't probable In the near future, could not get justice there, he did] Why? Well, Dr. Robert A. Milll- what citizens In modern deniocra-1 k!m , Nebcl Prize winning scientist cics have often done when they o[ Pasadena, California, gave us a WASEIINGTON —(NBA)— Sen. oseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin as finally struck what for him may e pay dirt. By bringing out into ie open the name of John Stewart ervice as one of his State Depart- lent security risks. Senator Mcarthy may be heading the Senate oreign Relations Subcommittee Ino an investigation of the whole Far astern division of the State De- artment. Of course, the Senate Foreign Re- atEons Committee lade one investi- ation of the late Depart- lent's Far East- rn division in 945. That was hen Gen. Pat lurley hurled his largcs against h e department fter resigning in Teter Edson huff as ambassador to . China Three of the men named by Gen. ral Hurley as having sabotaged J.S. policy in China have now been .amcd by Senator McCarthy. They re John Stewart Service, Ambassa- or John Carter Vincent, and John '. Davies, Jr., now on the State department's Policy Planning Staff. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee dropped the Hurley hargcs after a short Investigation. The new Foreign Relations Sub- committee under Chairman Millard, E. Tydings of Maryland may do' nothing more with the McCarthy 1 charges this time. But these things hang on like the plague and it will probably be necessary to reinvestigate them every few years till all the principals are dead. Senator McCarthy having brought in a lot of old dirty linen, it might be just as well to turn the Tydings investigation into a Chinese policy laundry. Run it through the mangle and the wringer again, then hang It on the line for everyone to see. That's -the only way a lot of suspicious neighbors are going to be convinced. Ambassador Jessup Leads Off The Tydings Committee's investigation into China policy will get off to a good start when it hears Am- bassador-at-Largp. Philip C. Jessup. He flevf back to Washington, instead of taking a slow boat from China, in order to answer the charges of Communist front affiliations which Senator McCarthy had thrown at him. Owen J. Lattimore of Johns Hopkins University, sometime consultant to the State Department, adviser to Chiang Kai-shek, and referred to by Senator McCarthy as one of the chief architects of U.S. China policy. Is now in Asia as an adviser to Afghanistan. But his wife says ne'll have an answer to the charges when he gets back. In justice to Ambassador Vincent and John P. Davies. Jr.,'they should be given a chance to appear in pub- lice hearing, too. Service has been ordered to return from India to appear personally before a department loyalty board. Then either find them guilty of some specific charge, or clear them once and for all and let them alone. Ambassador Vincent Is Senator McCarthy's Case No. 2 in his first list of 80 security risks. Vincent, 50. is now" U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. He served in China from 192B to 1935 and in 1341 and '42. In 19« he was made chief'of the Far Eastern Division, serving there till sent to Switzerland a year or so ago. Vincent has for years been criti- cised as the man - who gave U.S. China policy a slant towards the Communists. In describing his case No. 2. Senator McCarthy said: ". . . this Individual contacts a Russian espionage agent, and that agent is followed to the Russian embassy, where the material is handed over." John S. Service, 41, was recently ordered to India as U.S. consul at Calcutta. He was born in China of missionary parents. He served in various posts In the Orient from 1933 to 1915, On the Senate floor Senator McCarthy said, "It will be recalled that the FBI_jiickcd up State Department documents to See EDSON on rage 0 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnsnn NEA Staff Correspondent which you have to count your tricks HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Carole ihannlng can go right on chirping | Friend" without fear of an argument from Hollywood. Diamonds arc a movie queen's best friend, too. For a while I thought maybe iarole wasn't being fair to the mink coat and the French poodle, both highly rated around Hollywood ns super-pals and as dependable as Lassie when Peter Lawford gets into celluloid trouble. But jewelry designer Bud Tobias, iceman to movledom's glamor set, says that diamonds arc still No. 1 among film beauties who like proof of a man's undyin? nffe«ion. "As lon^ ns the fire of rnnqucst c;«ms In a wolf's eyes,' 1 So is George Jesse]. "George/ 'says Tobias, "could light up the blackest night with his Jewels." Mark Stevens and- Frank Sinatra are on his list as two stars who like to flash jewel-encrusted cigaret cases and scintillating cuff links. Tobias has been in on so many Hollywood romances as dispenser of everything from slave : bracelets to marriage bands and he rometimcs forgets who is married to whom. Every now and then he gets foggy about Rita 'Hayworth's current spouse. Tobias designed the ring that Edward Jtidson placed on Rita's fin- ccr when the present Princess My was Just a stock actress at Looking the hand over, you will see that you may have two club •ay's, "there will he movie n^ I Columbia studio llum he whipped up the plain gold band that Orson Welles slipped on the same finger. ''Very confusing." he says. Quaint Remembrance Tobias also docs a land office business with stars who want to say thank you with sparklers when their pictures nre completed. Joan Fontaine. Hcdy Lnmarr and Joan Crawford, lie says, don't even bother to cciint the cnrats when thr-y pick gifts for Iheir director;, cameramen, hair-dressers and electricians. ''Sure, diamonds nre n girl's best friend in Hollywood." says Tobias. "They tell a story like mink. Hemingway or Michelangelo could never do." Here's how a lovc-sniittcn male works up to the elittcr-bauble state See HOLLYWOOD Page 0 loaded down with rocks. The Jewell expert—he spell,-; it with two LT/s—rates Hedy Laniarr, Joan Crawford. Piuilette Goddard and Sonjci Hcnfe as top." in the friendship-witli-diamonds league. He says: "They can count them the wny small boys count marble.s." Merle Oberon also has a lot of liltlc pals that sparkle and blind the eye, Tobias revealed. "I don't know exactly what Mar- Icne Dietrich has," he said. "In the way of diamonds, that is," Jumbo Stzc Tobias noto.s that Kerty likes big chunks of the shiny stuff and that Crawford leans to the spectacular in diamonds and sapphires. The Inte before you dummy. ever play from the very good reason in an Interview commemorating his 82nd birthday yesterday. He said lie isn't at all certain that man can mnke a hydrogen bomb, but having thus dealt with this fearsome weapon he added thatt"we and our possible adver- . sary now possess the instrumen to destroy each other." Plain Horse Sense In short, every capital In th» world knows that the first one' to loss an atomic bomb in anger Is going to get hell bombed out of Itself in return. That's plain horso sense. Does this mean peace? Not at all. We still have the Cold War with us. Trygve Lie, secretary-general of the United Nations, Is advocating a 20-year peace program to relax International tensions and "bring th« Cold War to nn end." All right-minded folk will wish have regarded themselves as denied ju.stic" in a lower court: they have appealed to a higher court. American citizens have inken their issue right up to the Supreme Court; citizens of Ihe British Empire have had recourse to the House of Lords. Paul exercised his right to appeal to Rome, and Festiis, the Roman governor said, "Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? Unto Caesar shalt thou gc ' Thereupon followed Interesting and great events, the dire peril of the voyage and shipwreck described so vividly in Acts 21. the eventual arrival 111 Rome, the comparative freedom of his life as a prisoner there (Acts 28:16. 30-31), his writing of the great Epistles of the Imprisonment, such as Galatlans, Ephesians, Philipplans, and Colos- sians. the long awaiting for the Justice he hoped for but never received, and the disillusionment that led him to write so _ earthly powers, In Ephesians 6:12,[ore a lot of"us ~wii'o can't envlsori from what he had written, earlier I an end to the Cold War now and before that disillusionment, in in any event, as we work for peace let's do so In the spirit of illusionment that Mr. Lie good luck in his effort and differently about will lend their support. But thero Romans 13:1-3. ,.......„ .,.„„ uu ^ u ,„ „,„ .,,,„„, ul I think that Paul was dlslllu-jour colonial ancestors who broke MOtied, but his disillusionment only " broug'it out the more strongly his Christian imperialism. He was essentially an imperialist, with a world view, and a great sense of powei He admired the power of Rome, as power, but as he surveyed its might he saw .also the unsoundness of that power, and of all power built upon force, and exercised in unrighteousness. Over against that imperialism he set the imperialism of a world built upon love, and God's redeeming power in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I stood In Rome, years ago. beside the great ruins of the colos- seum. and observed in its walls the tablet to the Christian martyrs who had been thrown to the lions in Its arena, r realized the triumph of Paul and the vindication of his faith. He brought to Rome R power mightier than its own. 75 Years Ago Today rs ' Jaraes •""•• hostess !„, ,.t^tLi u>i SeYvke" for"havin s de'livercd'^sccret f° 32 p "' sts i"" £t<!rda y at the Country Club for a bridge luncheon. In the games played Mrs. George D. » J1095 4108 *K VQ54 » A K 8 7 + AQG53 Safely-Play Scries—Neither vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 1 A Pnss 2 » Pass 2 A Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening— * 4 . 24 Pollock Jr., won' high score prize, and Mrs. C. G. Caudill received cut prize. Potted plants, used as centerpieces for the luncheon tables, were awarded the high scorers at each table, with these winning: Mmcs. C. W. Afflick, K. D. Carpenter, Joel Chandler, Roland Green, Edith McCool Gulhrie King, L. H. Moore and Meyer Grabcr. Miss Katherine Denton, who Is attending University of Mississippi, the ground In the new world with their Hint-locks loaded and ready. at hand. Preparedness Is » powerful deterrent to aggression. f. Balances uf Power Many western observers believe that the danger of another major shooting war would become great if Russia and her satellites shouli gain a heavy balance of power ( the western nations. And of co 1 Moscow has precisely the same view as regards the western bloc. The crucial test would seem to lie in the rapidly developing Communist offensive in Southeast Asls. There lies tlie balance of power. If Russia-should gain control of this vast area In addition to what she already has In Europe, she might be pretty well mistress of her own destiny. She would be potential ruler of the world. Cold War Is Key Barring unforeseen developments I believe the Cold War must run its course before we can know whether there will be a hot war. II and when we get lasting peac» It will have to be founded on something more than fear. Peace based on fear cannot endure. Permanent peace must be built on the tenets of the Sermon on the Mount. Cliffs on the northeastern Formosa coast rise 6,000 feet. and Mrs. W. I. Denton. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Black hav» as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. KarU Kroger of Oklahoma City, Okla and Dr. and Mrs. Guy C. Jarretl and sons, of Vicksburg, Miss Mrs. , Oxford, is spending the weekend i Kroger and Mrs. Jarrett are daugh- here us guest of her parents, Mr. \ ters of Mr. and Mrs. Black. Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Purzl» HORIZONTAL 3 Peculiar 1,6 Depicted \ Lutecium (ab.) s ! Carole Lombard was one of his customers. Lnpc Volcz Hkcd stones as big as boulders. With all her rocks on. Lupc. he remembers, looked something like the rugged coast of Stromboll. Sometimes tne fancy-cem man wishes that Hollywood malrs would get over their shecpishnexs about wearing jewels. "Most men arc nuts about beautiful stones," he says. "But they're afraid lo wear (hem." \If VftJl C(1I1 Cmtltt Director Mi'ch Lciscn Is a <;ood ^ "" ^"" ^ Ul " 11 example of a Hollywood male who i Today's hand Is a little tricky bul lo be able to match his Jewel I it Is one you would gel a lot- of McKENNEY ON BR5DGE Ry William K. MrKrnnty America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Can Make It collection with Wcal't. tricks, and two diamond tricks would inake four. If the king of hearts is right, you can make two heart tricks, but you still need three opade tricks for your contract. If you win the first spade trick with the king, how can you make three spade tricks? You must go up with dummy's ace of spades at trick one, even though It costs you the singleton king, anti immediately return the Jack of spades. West will not win this trick, so you lead the ten of spades. East uchcoes with a high heart on thi so West wins the trick with (he queen of spades and shifts to a heart. You play low from dummy mid East probably will play low. letting you win with the queen. Your next play is to try to set up the fourth diamond, so you cash the ace. and king of diamonds, bul when West drops (he queen, you nre warned of the bad break. You also should know that West probably held only two hearts to start with, so now lead the five ot hearts and win In dummy with the ace. Cash the nine of spades and lead the seven, throwing West In the lead. West has nothhlng bul clubs, so he has to lend one of them Into your acc-quecn. Thus you make two clubs, two diamonds, two hearts and three spades—just I 5 Operatic solo 6 Fruit of palm tree VSlnlo 8"Show Me State" (ab.) n October (ab.) 10 Staggered 11 Storehouses musical instrument 12 Last 14 Shore bird 15 Finish 16 Angry' 18 Beverage 10 Egyptian sun god 20 Easy gollops 13 Sea eagle 22 Lord provost 17 Near (ab.) 20 Bearers 23 Volcano In 21 Healthful Sicily 24 Sewing tool 25 On the 26 Digestive sheltered side ferment 27 Horned ruminant 28 Covers 23 Suffix 30 Higher 31 Two (prefix) 32 Tantalum (symbol) 33 Unemployed 35 Vipers 38 Prophet 39 Actual 40 Atop 41 It has a tone 47 Note of scale 48 Insect larva 50 French river 51 Obese 52 Coral Islands M Distant 56 Negligent 57 Leg Joints 33 Weather map 45 Go astray line 4G Strong smell 34 Signify 40 Male cat 36 Roof of mouth 51 Enemy 37 Roof materials 53 Chinese 42 Misfortunes measure 43 Deprivation 55 Manganese 44 Six (Roman) (symbol) I fun out of milting. It U » hand in what you had counted on.

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