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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1954 m comma NIWS oo. X. W. HAIKU, Publisher BARRY A. HAINE8, AasisUnt Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •oto National Adrertisinf RepresenUtlm: Wtikua Witmer Co., New York. Chicafo, Detroit, Attaata, Memphis. Intend *t second class matter at the post- at 'B&th«ville, Arkansas, under act of Con* October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier in the city of Blytheville or my suburban town where carrier service is* main* teined, 25c 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 zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For thon hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy la his distress, a refuge from tb* storm, a shadow from the terrible one* is as a stem against the wall.—Isiah 25:4. • . » * * Not a sorrow, not a burden, not a disappointment, not a care, not a groan or tear, but has its antidote in God's rich and inexhaustible resources. George Lorimer Barbs The girl who says she would get married if the right man came along is likely to get aged i» the world, * * * When you stop growing the long way mid start growing the wide way, you're growing old. It takes a lot more than Just hot air to keep you steeling along. * * * An Englishman said a good gulp of hot whiskey. was one way to treat a cold. The result could be be staggering. 7 Fund Cut Seems Misguided Economizing We hear from time to time that democracy, for all its magic qualities, is a difficult faith to promote among- populations that are ill-fed and ill-clothed. Communism, it is said, is more salable because it promises immediate and drastic industrial and land reforms and a host of other tangible and sweeping changes. This is certainly an arguable point. Without wishing here to canvass all aspects of it, we would like to suggest there may be some doubt about the correctness of this contention. The two faiths are seldom on equal test in the areas of the earth where the- struggle for men's minds is most acute. It is acknowledged fact that the United States has never matched the Communist propaganda effort in size and scope. Indeed, it has never had a truly adequate information program by any reasonable standards of its own. Congress, which moans constantly about the stubborn resistance of certain peoples to American-style democracy, has been consistently niggardly in allotting funds to spread the democratic story across the globe. When the Democrats were in power, the funds for information purposes used to be chopped most often on the argument that you couldn't trust the then existing Voice of America to give the world a proper picture of America. The Democrats are out now, and the Eisenhower administration has asked that $89,000,000 be voted for the newly constituted U. S. Information Agency. In terms of what it will do, and in comparison with what the Soviet Union is spending and-doing, this is a very, very modest figure. But the House has now voted to chop $13,000,000 of this total, a cut which can only impair seriously the work of the agency in Europe, Asia and South America. If this is done in the name of economy, it would seem to be pretty thoughtless economy. Perhaps the Senate will reflect a ""little more carefully on the need for telling the story of American democracy fully and forcefully. We Are Lucky In Our Generals Americans have been incredibly lucky in the character and quality of most of their top military leaders. A democracy whose military men do not have a proper respect for civilian authority could b« a democracy in trouble. It if t cardinal principle of our sys- tem that the armed forces be subject, finally to the civilian will. That is why the President himself is designated commander-in-chief, and why he appoints a civilian secretary to head the defense establishment. One needs only to look about to appreciate what can happen to freedom in nations where the army becmes the voice of authority. But pick out some of America's leading generals and note the difference. Omar Bradley, Alfred Gruenther, these men are just examples. They show complete regard for the civilian authority. They do not wish the military to intrude at the highest levels of decision. Moreover, though they have waged war successfully, they are men who really abhor war and would make this country militarily strong so it will not have to fight again. No nation ever had so many genuine peace-loving generals. Views of Others All Benedict Arnolds Not Yet Dead Under the rigid code observed by America's professional Army officers—honor, duty and country which becomes religion with men at the Academy—it is difficult to imagine anyone belonging to this select group violating these lofty principles. People may wonder, therefore, why these men should be asked again to sign a loyalty pledge after once sworn to "support and defend" the Constitution of the United States. The requirement is not an unusual one in these days of anxiety over subversive elements who are dedicated to overthrowing by force or other means the time-honored institutions of our government. The influf of civilia nofficers into the military establishment where there is a clear need for leaders other than Academy graduates is an obvious source of disloyaley within the commissioned corps. Regarded by many as superfluous in view of the oath of commission, a second loyalty pledge may not be amiss during a period when the Armed Forces are a number one target for infiltration. All the Benedict Arnolds are not yet Dead.— Florida Times-Union. Holdover Handicap Herbert Hoover says five to seven billion dollars a year could be saved if Congress would follow all the recommendations he expects the new commission on government recognization to make. He adds, however, that he "never expects perfection on this earth." The former President's statement would have been more interesting if he had said that he never expects perfection "even with a Republican administration." That's what the nation has now, but a change in administration apparently has not reduced the numbre of arganizations calling on the gavernment for one thing or another. The main obstacle toeconomy in government, according to Mr. Hoover, is some 200 pressure groups that keep up a constant clamor for spending, if these groups would take a holiday for two years, he says, the recommended economies could be put into effect, with savings amounting to 15 or 20 percent of the personal income tax. If the Republican administration is handicapped by these pressure groups, which are nothing new, the preceding Democratic administration was hampered by them, too.—Lumberton (N. C.) Robesonian. Unloaded Guns If the loaded guns of hunters in the field were as deadly as some of the "unloaded" guns in people's homes, few hunters would fail to get the bag limit. In fact, if all the "unloaded" guns in this area were fired simultaneously, the populace likely would think a hydrogen bomb had been touched off. Several times a week, hundreds of times a year, and in spite of much publicity on the danger of "unloaded" guns in the home, news stories appear telling of tragedies which are the result of accidental shootings. 'All of these deaths are needless and would never occur if the simple rules of gun safety were observed. Toy guns may be playthings, but real guns certainly are not. They are made to kill quickly and easily and they serve that purpose well. Even in the hands of experts are dangerous. To forget these facts even once is to invite tragedy into your home.—Nashville (Tenn) Banner. SO THEY SAY They (Senate Democrats) have never been a majority without a majority. If they had gone through this, they might be less prone to criticize. —Senate Republican Leader Knowland. * * # If the people of this state (Kentucky) feel I can render to them and to the nation further service ... I am ready to undertake the task with such ability and devotion as God has given me.—Alben Barkley will run for Senate. It should be clear to anyone by now that (Senator) McCarthy's goal is to control the Republican Party and make it over the image of himself.—Sen Mike Monroney (D., Okla.). The (hydrogen bomb) explosion cannot get out of control. There is no possibility the earth and sea and atmosphere can '-'catch fire" >s it were,—Britian'* Dr. Ooot Frisch. Certainly Not Picnic Weather Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Many Would Get No Relief 0t All From Bill to Cut Income Taxes WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There doesn't seem to be any such thing as an average taxpayer. So, whop it comes to figuring out how much a taxpayer of modest income is going to benefit from the Republican administration's new tax bill, the subject becomes a bit confusing. There win oe an estimated 47 million individual income tax returns filed this year. The total benefits from the removal of "inequities" in next year's taxes, if the pending tax reform bill is passed, is estimated at $690 million. It does not follow that the average taxpayer will have his taxes cut by an average $15. Some may get that much or more. But over half of them aren't going to get any relief at all. Deductions and credits to reduce the double taxation on dividends received by individuals offer an excellent illustration. Next year, it is proposed that there will be no tax on the first $50 of income from dividends. For dividends over $50 received, a 5 per cent credit will be allowed.' This will supposedly reduce taxes collected on all dividends rcivd by $240 million. Th trouble is, there, are only six to eight million Americans who own stocks and receive dividends. This is only one sixth to one eighth, approximately, of the 47 million income taxpayers. These stockhold- ers will therefore benefit only $30 to $40 apiece, on the average. The only other group of taxpayers of comparable size who will bneefit from the removal of these inequities is made up of those who have medical expenses in excess of 3 per cent of their adjusted gross income. Present law allows deductions for those having medical expenses in 'excess of 5 per cent adjusted gross income. This change is supposed to benefit an estimated eight million taxpayers. The t o t .a 1 amount the change will cut income tax collections next year is estimated at $80 million. So the average taxpayer having medical expenses of over 3 per cent of his adjusted gross income next year is going to benefit by $10. Another inequity to be removed will permit unmarried taxpayers— single or widowed persons who support dependents—to split their income for income tax purposes, the same as married couples now do. This is supposed to benefit about a million unmarried heads of families for a total of $50 million .The average benefit in tax reduction will be about $50. In somewhat the same category, parents whose children earn more than $600 a year would still be allowed to claim a $600 income credit for each such depndent. It is estimated that this change will benefit a million and a half parents for a total of about $75 million would be $50. To remove another inequity, it is next year. The average tax cut proposed to allow working parents a million working parents are ex- and child care expenses. Only half a credit of $600 for baby sitting pected to get any benefit from this, though it will cut tax collections $40 million. The average tax benefit for each working parent affected will be $80. In an effort to put all retired workers on the same basis as those receiving tax-free U.- ; S. social security benefits, the new tax bill would exclude from federal income taxation the first $1200 from pensions, annuities, rents, interest and dividends receibed by retired persons over 65: Tax experts estimate this will benefit about a million elderly taxpayers. It would reduce income tax collections from them all by an estimated $125 million a year. The average benefit for each of thes taxpayrs of 65 and over would thus be $125 a year. What this all adds up to is a pretty selective reduction of income taxes for people in special circumstances. It is in no way comparable to a flat increase of $100 in personal exemption for everybody. Ths would cost the govrn- mnt an estmated $2.4 billin next year and benefit the average of 47 million taxpayers by $50 apiece. Sunday Sclwol Lesson— Written for NEA Service What might seem to be a disproportionate part of the record of the life of Jesus in the Four Gospels is devoted to the brief period of the closing days. This period includes the Passover Last Supper in the Upper Room, the tragedy of Calvary and the triumph of the Resurrection. There is, however, no disproportion. For these closing days were related to all that went before, and what they record is the climax of the life, ministry and sacrifice prophesied in the very days of Mary's rejoicing in her new-born Child. "Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also" tLuke 2:35). For, with that prophetic word stands the grim reality tJohn 19:25). "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother." Bethlehem and Calvary are one. I had read that statement about Mary at the cross many times but without visualizing its actuality of love and suffering. Then, during the four years of World War I, sensed something of its reality. During thkt time I ministered to a Canadian congregation and looked Sunday after Sunday into the eyes of the mothers whose sons were out in the mud and blood of France and Flanders. I wonder with what measure of reality most of us think of the Cross of Christ. When we think of Jesus, and accord Him our love and devotion, do we think only of the gentle Jesus, the Christ who blessed the ch-.ldren and walked with his disciples through the fields? Does our following end there? Or do we follow all the way, to the Upper Room and the Cross? It is a challange to us who lead comparitively easy an dcomfort- able lives while many in our own time have to face the test oi bitter persecution, I have reacted against conceptions of the Atonement thai represents God the Father as forgiving some of his children only by inflicting punishment on an innocent Son. Jesus reasoned from human fatherhood to divine Father-. hood (Matthew 7:9-11). The idea of punishment, I am sure, is not the clue to the Atonement. Nevertheless, there is a great mystery embedded in suffering and tragedy. The writer in Hebrews -9:22 says that "without shedding blood there is no remission (of sins)," though I refer the reader to the manner in which he relates the law of sacrifice in the Old Testament to the sacrifice of Christ in the New. In the Upper Room, as Jesus offered the cup to the disciples, He said, "This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many of the remission of sins." A hynm in common use_a generation or so ago was William Cowper's "There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood." Today, I believe, it is seldom, if ; ever, sung, and it is entirely omitted from recent hymn books. Perhaps there is warrant for that, if one visualizes with reality a "fountain of blood." But to me it has always seemed anomalous that the hymn should have fallen into disuse at the very time when thousands were pouring out their life blood'for democracy, liberty and the good life of all those for whom they sacrificed. peek- at the East-West cards. West leads the ten of clubs, and you win with the ace. Thus far you haven't made a mistake. You lead a trump to dummy's king, and West's discard reveals the bad news. The correct play is to ruff dummy's remaining club at once. You next cash the top diamonds and get out with a third round of diamonds. Whoever wins the third diamond (probably West, since there is no advantage in dropping the queen so as to let East win the diamond) must return a heart. Suppose West leads the heart, and dummy's JACOBY ON BRIDGE Test Your Savvy With This Hand Today's hand will be familiar to all of my readers who happened to be in Australia 17 years ago. It was part of a set of prepared hands that were meant to test the skill of the Australian players. If you didn't happen to be there at the time, and if you weren't even in New Zealand, you may want to test yourself here and now at a contract of four spades. It Isn't easy to find the right line of play even if you allow yourself a VORTH (D) *K532 VQJ82 • 865 WEST 4 None V 10754 EAST 4QJ94 VK9 1093752 *KQJ3 SOUTH * A 10 8 7 6 2 Pass Pass • AK74 Both sides vul. North E**t South West Pass 14 Double Pass Pass 2 4 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead—4 10 queen is covered by the king. You win with the ace of hearts and return a heart to dummy's jack. Now you lead a trump from dummy. East should play the jack and you let him hold the trick! This is the second endplay in the same hand. East cannot save himself. If East leads another trump, you can finesse and draw the last trump. Your remaining diamond is good and you will lose the last trick to the ten of hearts. If East returns a club instead of a trump, you can discard your losing heart and ruff in-dummy. Now you can lead dummy's last trump for a finesse, and you will make 11 tricks instead of only 10. Give yourself a demerit if you tried the heart finesse after winning the first round of trumps in the dummy. Good defense will then manage to defeat you. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —Behind the Screens: William Holden's sons, 10-year-old West and 8-year-old Scott, have an affectionate "I Remember Papa" Academy award story to tell all the future little Hoi- dens of the 1970's. West and Scott saw the TV show, then went to bed. Next morning they galloped into Bill's bedroom to see Oscar. No Oscar. No Bill, either. They found him asleep in a living room chair. He was still in his tuxedo, covered with a blanket, with Oscar on a table beside him. "We sat down and started to talk when we got home from dinner at Chasen's," Mrs. Holden told me. "Bill was so emotionally exhausted he was asleep in three minutes. I didn't have the heart to wake him up.' ' Bill worried about winning? "He didn't have too much hope," Brenda confided. "He figured Burt Lancaster's role had much more stature. He thoughthe did a better acting job in 'Sunset Boulevard.' " with ABC -TV to produce a series of five or six hour-long telefilms every season is a big blow for Hollywood in its war with TV. Disney, who just collected four Oscars, is the first major movie producer to deliver a series of home screen shows. All studios are howling mad over 20th Century-Fox's plan to "weave the Oscar likeness into a permanent CinemaScope trademark," as outlined in a tradepaper story dated New York. Academy laws prohibit the use of Oscar commercially. So how come? Talking about Zsa Zsa Gabor in "Big Top," Dean Martin says: "She's a little shy." How's that, again?. . .The late Will Hays' memoirs—he was the first movie cza r—will be published next year by Doubleday. . .Arthur Murray knows a publicity curve when he sees one. He just named a dance after Marilyn Monroe — the MMMambo. . .Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons, who came out of hiding for the fan magazines again with a "NO Publicity" sign outside their cave. Burt Lancaster's in agony doing the wild stunts for "Vera Cruz." He's stilltroubled with the dislocated hip that hospitalized him during filming of "Apache." Teen - age movie- goers are smarter than Hollywood suspects. Objecting to "Beachhead" in L. A.'s Dorsey High School weekly, student Johnny Lightfoot writes: "Pour Marines (later two) go through a jungle full of enemy soldiers. Before they're finished the whole Jap army is wiped out—not to mention half the Jap fleet. As for Marz Murphy—not once does she show need for lipstick and not a hair is out of place." Jim Backus' summer nightclub act while he's on vacation from 'I Married Joan" will include a satire on "the oldest living woman Hollywood correspondent. " Hmmmm. . .TV'S Gale Storm, reports a Globe Photo survey is the most photographed star in Hollywood. And four years ago she couldn't get a job. . .Ironic touch: Gil Stratton, who will play the anemic, intellectualtitle role in TV's "Thats My Boy, is a full- fledged Pacific Coast League umpire. Advertisement for "Anna" in a movie trade paper. "A great popcorn picture. Our concession business was unusually good." T his is a way to sell pictures? A television press agent thought this was the suggestion of the year for publicizing "Topper": Pointing out that Lucile , Ball and Desi Arnaz had reaped more publicity than Senator McCarthy by having a baby in private life and in their TV show,, the press agent beamed it at an executive conference: "We have two stars—Ann Jeffreys and Robert Sterling. They're having a baby this summer. "What do you think of them having the first ectoplasmic baby in the history of the world?" And he still can't understand whf his bosses sat on him. 15 In Ifytfttrilfc C. G. Redman is ill of Influenza at his home on Hearn Street. Miss Martha Lee Hall of Bentoa spent the Easter week end here with her parents. Harry Kirby is expected home tomorrow from Indianapolis, Ind., where he has been visiting the Lilley Laboratories for about a week. Eussell Phillips is attending to business in Detroit for several days. LITTLE LIZ— When a woman brings out the beast in a man, quite often It's in the form of a jackass. *NU< "AS-" MEN dig into the earth,"* a filler item informs us, "they discover that temperatures rise about one degree for every 60 to 70 feet of the depth of the excavation." Sure that all that digging just doesn't make them think it's warmer? — Savannah Morning News. IT HAS BEEN SAID that a wise man doesn't put all his eggs into one basket. He is wise, too, not to pour out his vital secrets into even one ear. — Savannah Morning News. A scientist reports that a human being uses 44 muscles in the act of speaking—and sometimes not much else.—Fort Myers (Pla.) News-Post The man who along about this time of year is forced to do unaccustomed garden work probably has a much stronger word to call a spade than a spade —Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. THE LAST SURVIVOR of the Union army, who is 107, said hft expected to be around three or four years more. His recipe for longevity, we suppose/ is just to keep on living. — New Orleana States. They used to tell you to hitch your wagon to a star* but Little Jerry CBemens asks where are you going to get a wagon these days that hasn't already got a motor in it, so why bother with the star? Missing Words Answer to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS 1 and dog fight 4 on cob 8 Not a in the world 12 and all 13 Region 14 Prayer ending 10 Editor 15 Nothing Whitelaw — 16 Imperturb- 11 Tc- the' ability of the earth 18 of chance 17 Aviators 20 Applies fat 21 Step on the 3 Wires 4 Containers 5 Algerian city 6 One who leases 7 Scold 8 Jeweler's weight 9 Love god jTo -27 Severe thigh 41 Sculptured 22 Give forth 24 Missile 26 Up a 27 Pronoun 30 Click-beetle 32 Kind of bullet 34 Photographic device 35 Glimpses 36 Measures of land 37 Tears 39 and hearty 10 Festive 11 Take the in his teeth 42 Gloss 45 Praising 19 Funny men 51 Vehicle 52 Work 53 Let it stand 54 Mimic 55 A crack 56 Cat cries 57 Stitch DOWN 1 lot cream Sladitt 23 Allots 24 Ten (prefix) pains 28 Achilles' — 29 Gaelic 31 On a fool's 33 Plant louse heads 42 Flat-bottomed boat 43 Indian 44 Ostriches 46 Afresh 25 Wing-shaped 38 Roof of mouth47 Back of neck 26 The end of the 40 Web-footed 43 Expanded birdi 50 Doctrine

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