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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 2, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY APRIL f, 1M4 COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher IY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallaot Wittner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. < Atlanta, Memphis. •ntered ** second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- freas. October 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any wburb&n town where carrier service is maintained. 35c per week. * By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile sone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Barbs This Senate Seems Afraid Of Its Own Committees The United States Senate styles itself the "greatest deliberative body in the world.'* It is a proud organizaton, and rightly so, for it has a long, distinguished record of service in support of democratic freedoms. But there can be no assembly of men that is perfect, and the Senate certainly has never been perfect. Never in face, has it tried to conceal its imperfections. And often it has sought to take healthful collective action to eradicate them. Some observers have been saying lately that the Senate's current shortcomings are much more numerous than usual, and that it no longer appears to have much interest in correcting them. Only the closest reading of American history could establish whether it is true that the Senate today is more heavily laden with faults than any of its predecessor assemblies. We suspect that such a search would prove somewhat inconclusive. We cannot be sure that the present Senate does less about its internal problems than some others in history have done. But we can raise reasonable doubt whether this Senate does enough about them. To the outsider, this Senate more than most seems to have the air of the self-protective club. A member has to step pretty far out of line, as Senator Langer did in the Warren case, before individual colleagues raise to chide him. Only the worst excesses seem to command the attention of the leadership itself, "Moral" pressure then is sometimes exerted by leadership statements. Occasionally, as was the case recently, new rules are developed for procedure. But the Senate stops short of really treading on any toes. The virtual anarchy of the committee system is held by some to be the key. Once named, committee chairmen function as little czars, holding a whip hand over legislation, initiating or shutting of investigations as they choose. Each senator, appears to fear invading the prerogative of his colleague, imagining that any unfriendly gesture' will be returned in kind. The committees, and the committee chairmen, are creatures of the Senate. But most often the Senate behaves as if it were powerless to control them. Perhaps some senators-and the leadership particularly—ought to be reminded that it 1« the American people who pty men membership dues in this fine club. And the people might therefore like to fleel that the club members are responsible to them, rather than sim- pljr to tht oth«r ftUowa in th« lode*. Veitty, vcrfly, I a&y unto you, He that belieyeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and rrtater world than these ahall he do; because I ro unto my Father.—John 14:12. ." .•"''•. .» * * Belief consists In accepting the affirmation* "of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.—Emerson. - Spring always brings the urge to hit the open road — which you find closed for repairs. '-'•'.'' * * * An astronomer says we'll have 85,000,000 years of sunshine. It's alway's nice to know about the bright things. * * * Give credit to the drive-in theater. It's a safe place for people to sit behind the wheel and not think. It sort of depends on you whether your friends can. No matter how cheap a divorce is to get, it's seldom a bargain. Step in Right Direction The first small break in the traditional neutrality of Swededn has occurred. Sweden proposes to finance storage facilities and harbor works at Trondheim fjord on the Norwegian coast. From there an oil pipeline would be stretched over mountains 75 miles to the Swedish border. The evident purpose of this is to assure Sweden a source of oil in the West in the event war or blockade closes her sea routes to the outside. If this project is carried through, it will mean a linking, however fragile, of Sweden's fortunes with the West. One dare not hazard from this that Sweden about to yield neutrality totally and join the Western defensive alliance. But it may be the first positive sign that Sweden now sees the strategic situation differently, and is not so sure it could maintain neutrality in another great war. It goes without saying that Sweden would be a strong addition to the West if that should ever come to pass. Views of Others 'I Pledge Allegiance.. / There is only one good reason a person should not want to take an oath of loyalty to the United States of America. That reason is because the person is disloyal. Loyal Americans should be proud to take such an oath, to,.-stand up and be counted among the patriots who want to defend America against its enemies within as well as those without. The pledge of allegiance to the American flag, which school children make frequently, is a pledge of loyalty. And patriotic childern would not object to signing their names to such a pledge. It is disgusting therefore, to note that seme teachers in Georgia schools are raising a rompus about the legal requirements that they take an oath of loyalty which amounts to sworn affirmation not different in meaning from the pledge to the oath. All employed by the state ^f Geargia or the flag their students take. Teachers have not been singled out to take who receive state funds are required to take it. Gov. Herman Talmadge has signed his loyalty oath without hesitation, as have many ot-her Georgia office-holders. The rebelling teachers dishonor themselves and their profession by holding themselves up as candidates for special exemptions from the loyalty oath. Teachers, oi all people, should be glad to take an oath of loyalty to the Government which has provided a matchless climatic of freedom for teaching and education. Those who seek to escape tht very fair and very simple requirement of affirming loyalty to our nation are not entitled to positions of trust, cr any position financed by the contributions of taxpayers.—Chattanooga News- JVee Pres*. Wisdom and Intelligence Sharp disagreement over whether Americans are trained to think for themselves developed on a forum held in conjunction with Columbia University's bicentennial celebration. Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind.-Ore.) maintained that individual initiative was still prominent in America. Felix Morley, former president of Haverford College, continded that American thought is largely sterotyped. It must be admitted that strong forces are at work in the world today to encourage conformism. Efforts of American colleges to develop individuals who think for themselves have collided with these pressures. But there are encouraging signs too. One is the increased interest being shown in the liberal arts and humanities in our institutions of higher learning. Emphasis on technical training—so dominant a few years ago—is now easing off. We have finally begun to realize that man's powers of reasons and responsibility have lagged far behind his initiative abilities in the technological field. We have found that we need wisdom as well as intelligence. Our personal freedom and the survival of our democratic institutions will depend upon our ability to think. We must permit nothing in America which inhibits intellectual initiative.— —Florida Times-Union. Widening Ownership It is interesting to note that in Robert Young's struggle for control of the New York Central Railroad the outcome will depend on the number of stockholders he can line up on his side. This dramatizes a fact that is too often minimized— that the American captialistic system is controlled by the individual stockholder in the same manner that the government is controlled by the voting citizen. This concept is being expanded by the New York Stock Exchange's installment investment plan by which many Americans who never invested before are being induced to purchase stock. The implications are far reaching. They point to a widening ownership of the means of production giving millions of additional Americans as great a direct stake in the economy as they now possess in government. —Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY So long as there is a draft, a certain numbre of Communists may be inducted and Congress should give the Army a policy for dealing with them.—Sen Charles Potter (R., Mich.). * * * I would say; Eggheads of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your yolks.—Adlai 'Scram! I Was Here First!" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) —Exclusively Yours: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as costars of a big Paramount musical? There's nothing definite about it, but Bing dropped the idea to Dean and Jerry, who took the bait like a couple of hungry trout. If Hope approves, as expected, Paramount will make the announcement. Exciting new entertainment flash from Las Vegas: A revival of "The Ziegfeld Follies," at the Sands Hotel. June 9. Jack Entratter landed rights to the title and has hired Julie Styne to write the show. LeRoy Prince, the famous movie dance director, will produce the lavish musical with Vic Damone already signed as one of the stars. There's a possibility, Jack tells me. that Ziegfeld's widow, Billie Burke, will be mistress of ceremonies It's in Susan Hayward's RKO Contract that the studio must provide location quarters for her twins, and a nurse, when out-of- town scenes are filmed for her costarrer with John Wayne, "The 'onquerors." Last time she left them home you read about it in her divorce battle with Jess Barker. her European film-making: "It's a challenge and a chance to prove I can be versatile. In Hollywood, the only change they made in the pictures I made wat the title." Marilyn Monroe's ready to return to 20th-Fox at a big boost in salary. "There's No Busine»« Like Show Business" will be her first posthoneymoon film. P rustrated - press - agent dept.t While Los Angeles newspapers headlined stories about an escaped circus panther, a press agent put in an SOS for Clyde Beatty, at that time somewhere in Arizona, to lead the chase. But Clyde couldn't be located and the p.a. missed a na- trual plug for "Ring of Fear," 4 movie in which the.animal trainer stars. Black's "The Eternal A great inspirational book. Peter Ed son's Washington Column Federal Health Reinsurance Would Bolster Existing Plans WASHINGTON—(NE A) — The nine people Who Worked the hardest to dream up the Administration's new "Limited Federal Health Reinsurance Plan" are divided on whether or not this scheme will work. Chiefly responsible for the plan are Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare Nelson A. Rockefeller and these eight eastern insurance executives: C. Man- onim ended it to the President. So now it is before Congress in the form of two nearly identical bills, written in Mrs. Hobby's department, and introduced by Rep. Charles A. Wolverton and Sen. H. Alexander Smith of New Jersey. There is a fair chance that Congress will pass this legislation. The cost is considered not too great. A $25 million capital fund would ton Eddy, Connecticut General Life i be created, but it is claimed this Ins. Co., Hartford, Conn.; Henry S. Beers, Aetna Life Ins. Co., Hartford, Conn.; Jarvis Farley, Massachusetts Indemnity Ins. Co., Boston. Mass.; Dr. Charles G. Kayden. Massachusetts Blue Shield, Boston, Mass.: William S. McNary, Michigan Blue Cross, Detroit, Mich.; H. Lewis Rietz, Lincoln National Life Ins. Co.. Fort Wayne, Ind.; J. Henry Smith, Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York, and James E. Stuart, Hospital Care Corp. (Blue Cross), Cincinnati, Ohio. This group worked In Washington for seven weeks to develop this first, experimental health reinsurance plan. When they sot- through, they agreed that it was the only voluntary plan that would be acceptable to the private insurance companies. But only four of them seemed at all enthusiastic that it would work. They wore h *ve to pay to buy this federal government reinsurance bumps Undersecretary Rockefeller and Messrs. Eddy, Smith and Stuart. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Oveta Gulp Hobby approved the plan, however, and rec- will be eventually returned to the Treasury, if the plan works and doesn't go bust. The federal government would also pay administrative costs for the first five years. They are estimated at maybe a couple million dollars a year. After that it is hoped that the profits from the reinsurance capital fund will pay all administrative costs. • The main attraction of the plan to the administration is that it leaves the job to private insurance companies and to private medical care. Government participation is held to a minimum and state laws will regulate the whole business. Anyone digging into the whys, the hows and the wherefores of this plan, and what premiums the private insurance companies will into a completely blank wall. Nobody knows the answers to most of the questions because this whole field of health insurance is so new that actuaries can't calculate the risks. All that will have to be learned by experience. The general theory of the plan is that the federal government will reinsure private health insurance companies against three-fourths of their abnormal losses. These losses might come from selling policies which pay the beneficiaries more money than collected in premiums. The purpose of the plan is to encourage insurance companies to sell more liberal health insurance policies, with full coverage for general medical and dental care, hospitalization. and catastrophic illness on a noncancelleable, lifetime basis. If the companies go broke at it, federal reinsurance is supposed to bail them out. One thing must be made clear. The government's new reinsurance plan isn't going to help people who can't afford to buy regular health insurance from private insurance companies or non-proift organizations like Blue Cross. Sixty-three million Americans now have no such insurance. AT. estimated 92 million have some form of hospitalization or limited health insurance. Only about four million have really comprehensive coverage. Nearly 900 companies and coops now offer some form of health insurance. Their annual premiums are about $1.8 billion and their benefits paid out approximate $1.2 billion. Red Skelton's pulling strings like mad to land the movie version of •The Seven-Year Itch." He saw the play in New York and it's the first movie he's really wanted to do in three years. Montgomery Cliffs explanation for returning to New York between movies: "People think I'm a snob about Hollywood. Actually, I like Hollywood and most people in the movie .industry. But my home is in New York. "If I were an engineer, and I had a bridge to build in Kansas City, that wouldn't mean I would move there when I was through with the project." Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dan Dailey have been a twosome since meeting at Greyhound Park in Phoenix . . . .During the test Guy (TV's Wild Bill Hickok) Madison made at Warners for the Paris role in 'Helen of Troy," he wore a Grecian robe and a blonde, curly wig. Says Guy: "Now my number one aim in life is to get that film, tie a rock to it and drop it off the end of the Santa Monica pier." L/TTU UZ— New starting date for the big- screen version of "Oklahoma!"— July 1. (But still no cast.)..,. Mickey Rooney's TV show has , been sold for next fall on NBC. The laugh-getter will be on film at 1305,00 per week. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service A correspondent in Oregon expresses the opinion that the Lord's Prayer is improperly named. He says it was. in reality, not the prayer of Jesus Himself, but the Prayer He taught others in response to the request, "Lord, teach us to pray." The conditions of my work do not permit much opportunity for correspondence or discussion, and I avoid acutely controversial matters. I prefer to concentrate upon the practical guidance and help to be derived from the Bible. However, in this matter relating to the Lord's Prayer, which does not seem to me'to be of great importance, I would point out that when an author writes a<book for others to read it is none the less known as his book: so in that sense the Prayer He gave to others was the Lord's. Also even if my Oregon correspondent were right, 'he Prayer has so long and universally been known as "The Lord's Prayer" that there would be little likelihood of any other designation becoming established. Errors' in names and designations, once they have become established, seldom find correction. A classic example is the so-called "Battle of Bunker's Hill." The Battle was actually fought on Breed's Hill. The officer ordered to fortify Bunker's Hill got the wrong hill and fortified Breed's Hill. The important thing is no; the name but the Battle, the first determining factor in the Ameiican Revolution. I feel that the name by which we call the Prayer that Jesus :.".ucht His disciples is unimportant. What is important is the Prayer. • However, if any of my readers attach more signiiicance to my correspondent's distinction, I hasten to point out that the Gospels give us much evidence concerning the prayers and petitions that \\eVe .In every sense the Master's own Jesus prayed for Peter, that his - " " not f*U (>Lukt 33:3*). i He prayed for the chosen disciples, I that God the Father would give j them a Comforter who would abide with them forever (John 14:16). He prayed for the disciples, not that they should be taken out of the xvorld, but that they should be kept from the worW s evil and sanctified through the truth, which is the word of God (John 17:15-17). And in that same prayer He prayed for all who should believe through them, that they all might be united in spirit, even as Ke and the Father were one (John 17:21, 22). The ministry of Jesus began in prayer, for He prayed at His baptism (Luke 3:21) and He prayed near the end of His pre-Resurrec- i tion ministry, in the agonizing ' prayer in Gethsemane, that the cup"might pass( Luke 22:42-44). He prayed in the hour of Calvary for the forgiveness of those who crucified Him (Luke 22:34). And if the cry of'His suffering, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" was a prayer, a -prayer also was the prayer of submission to the divine will: "Father, into Thy hands I commeifl my spirit." in fulfillment of the prayer in Gethsemane, "not My will, but Thine, be done." Thus it was that Jesus prayed. He told us how to pray, not only by precept and in the words of what we call "The Lord's Prayer," but in the example of a life of continuous prayer. nal contract of six clubs was far from unreasonable. It led to a very interesting line of play by declarer, and an even more interesting defense. West opened the jack of hearts, and dummy ruffed with the low trump. Declarer briefly considered casrrng the ace and king of trumps, but decided that an immediate finesse of the jack of clubs offered a better chance. When the jack of clubs was led from the dummy and ducked by Eddie Cantor's next appearance on "Comedy Hour" will be in an original musical comedy instead of his usual variety show format. Everybody's now following Ethel Merman's formula in the telever- sion of "Anything Goes.". . . . "The High and the Mighty" will be ballyhooed as: "This is more than a motion picture—this is an experience." It's John Wayne's line. New $1,000.000 telefilm series headed for the home screens: "The Adventures of the Falcon," starring Charles McGraw. Movie veteran Harry Joe Brown is one of the producers. To date, it's five years in Italy for Ingrid Bergman. . . .Jackie Cooper, the former kid star, and Janis Paige have called it a day. Yvonne de Carlo's beaming over then be sure of a second trump trick with his queen. It is interesting to note that declarer would have assured his contract by means of his unusual first round finesse, if the clubs had broken 3-2. West could not afford to refuse the trick if he had only three trumps, and then the rest would be easy. Even with the actual 4-1 trump break, South would have made his slam contract if West had made the "normal" play of accepting the first trump trick. By the time o woman « otd enough to krvDw how to select a husband, she's been married for years. RASTUS: Ah want a divorce. Can't stand livin' wif dat woman nohow. She jus' talk, talk, talk night an' day. Lawyer: What does sht talk about? Rastus: She doan' say. — Tort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. AN OKLAHOMA GIRL advertised for a husband and landed one within a short time. The advertisement cost $3.00. She paid the wedding expenses — $9.00. In less than a year the husband died and left the widow Jll.OOO-insur- ance policy. Now will you admit it pays to advertise? — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. 'Tis of thrift I fain would speak-J Save a little ev'ry week. — Atlanta Journal. Old Man Hobbs says be'* afraid he's been an unintentional liar most of his life in telling about incidents of hi« early days. After visiting where he spent his childhood he realizes none of the hills are as high or the barns as big; as he thought, so the winters nrobablv weren't as cold either. Fill the Blanks Answer to Previous Puzilt JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Vigorous Bid Leads To Fint Ploying Today's hand was bid with all the vigor that is characteristic of the Paradise Club, in the Bronx, where the word "underbid" is talk. Nevertheless, the ft* NORTH (D) A A Q 9 8 2 V None 4 A K Q 10 9 * AJ5 WEST A J5 V J109S3 «• J6 *Q874 EAST A 1.0 7 4 3 V A Q 6 2 • 7542 SOUTH VK754 • 83 + K 10963 Both sides vul. North East South West 1 4 Pass 3 «• Pass 4 • Pass 6 A Pass Opening lead ACROSS 1 and all 4 and sound 8 A of his 57 "All to 1 Jewel 2 Back of neck own medicine 3 Voting choices 12 " Joey" 4 Wounds 13 Bake chamber 5 state South. Jules Tilles, sitting West, regarded the trick with deep suspicion. He could make a pretty good estimate of declarer's hand, and it was clear to him that declarer would easily win the rest of the tricks if he. West accepted this trump trick. Tilles therefore played a low trump, allowing dummy's jack to hold the trick. Now South couldn't make his slam contract. If he drew trumps, West would be able to ruff as soon as declarer tried to get a discard on a long ypade or a long diamond. A heart to the ace would then defeat the contract. If declarer failed to draw trumps. West would be able to ruff with a low trump, and would then lesd a heart to make dummy ruff witb the ace of trumpf. West would , in a stove 14 Love god 15 Monkey 16 Performance 18 Reading desk 20 Latvia's natives 21 It is (contr.) 22 Aphrodite's son 24 the hook 26 Russian mountains 27 Mineral spring 30 Soap plants 32 Slanted 34 Ocean ve 35 Canadian Mounted 36 Worm 6 Tal] 7 Finish T A ff T b 9 A T E R I T O A ~O K T f= f O P E N if IT T e jr 5 T A M E 7 i IF N N £s *» J R *r P A 5 T t» T" t; i L. 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