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April 16, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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•fl BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1954 m ootmxnt HKWS co. . W. MAINBS, PubUiher „ _ A. MAINlt, AttiiUffit J*ubli*h*c .A. A. ntlDRXCKBON. Idltot PAVt 9. BUMAH, Adrtrttiiot Uftnaffv •xtte National Adverting Representative*: Witmcr Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Uemphi*. ft* Mcond daas nutter at the pott- »t WTthevffle, Arkaroa*, under act of Oon- Ocfcober I, HIT. ' Member of The Aitiociated Preai •.'"* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevttle or any Mburbtn town where carrier service li main- I, J6e per week. 9f mail, within a radius of 50 mile*, $5.00 per r. $9JO for six months, $1.25 for three months; outside 50 mile lone, $12.50 per year advance. Meditations I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinkKM: thou art my help and my delireran- no tarrying. O my God.—Paslms 40:17. ' ' : * * * It mutt be a prospect pleasing to God Him- t to see His creation forever beautifying in . eyes, and drawing nearer Him by greater de- of resemblance—Addison. The average husband knows little about wo- "i clothes except that they keep him broke. '• # * * When the school kids are out for spring vacation mother Is always in for it. * * * The way folks soon trill be tramping and scuf- fttog through the woods, it's no wonder the wild flowers are wild. .'. .• . * * * There are fewer after-dinner speakers these days, following banquets, gays a writer .The price •f the meal may make folks speechless. : • * * * Ac Indian woman identified a man who picked her husband's pocket and got his wallet. Trespassing on her territory. McCarthy Is 'Way Off Base With H-Bomb Delay Charge It is a matter of public record that former President Truman announced on Jan. 31,1950, this country's intention to try to make an H-bomb. Thus, if there had been an 18 months' "deliberate delay" in the bomb's development, as Senator McCarthy charges, that would have put original discussions on the hydrogen weapon back around mid-1948. The testimony of many key statesmen and scientists involved in the H- bomb decision is unanimous in declaring there were no such discussions before Sept. 23, 1949, the date Washington disclosed the explosion of the first Russian atomic bomb. Therefore, the true measure of how long it took the'government to get going on the project was not 18 months but four months and eight days. Again, according to the evidence of many men who took part in the events of the time, there was nothing mysterious about this four months' lapse of time. It was taken up with earnest heated discussion of all the issues raised by an effort to produce such a colossal weapon. Sharp divisions developed among top officials. \. Rep. W. Sterling Cole, New York Republican and present chairman of the House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee, says now that a majority of the Atomic Energy Commission, some members of the House-Senate cvommittee and many other top advisers were all opposed to trying to build an H-bomb. The then Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, and the then Secretary of Defense, Louis Johnson, favored the bomb's development. Ultimately, so did the House-Senate committee. But, says Cole. it was Mr. Truman's personal decision, taken against the weight of the AEC majority, that finally set the wheels in motion. The arguments against the H-bomb effort were many. One scientist thought that, while it was theoretically possible, it would not work out practically, some men felt the experiment would cost too much, both in money and in fissionable materials diverted from production of proven atomic weapons. A few of theselatter argued strongly that the country would get more security from a stepped-up atomic weapons program—both bombs and tactical devices. Others contended that the decision to attempt an H-bomb would so poison the international political atmosphere '.•that all hope of an East-West settlement would vanish. They wanted one moire try at peace before authorizing tht project. Some men just thought an H-bomb too horrible to contemplate. No one engaged in this debate ap- ptan te fc*vi advocated wtakw U. S. defense. The question was how to get the best defense for the least cost. Even those troubled by the bombs' moral aspect did not argue against bigger and better A-bombs, What finally settled the matter was the overriding fact that Russia, having an A-bomb, could be presumed to know the principles of an H-bomb and might therefore build one. We simply could not take the chance of falling behind in so critical a field. But, presume for a moment there was a Communist agent among the debaters (though we have not the faintest indication there was). Could he alone have accounted for the four months' discussion period?.Clearly, no. The disagreement was widespread, reaching into congress, the administration, and to outside advisers. Take any two or three men out, and it would have occurred. Furthermore, for so vital a decision, four months was not an overlong debate period. Many top policy issues are batted around longer. Considering the huge implications of the H-bomb, the intensity and duration of the 1949-50 discussions are wholly understandable. Nothing at all suggests, as McCarthy did that there was anything subversive about it. Views of Others The Cobalt Bomb People ask themselves serious questions these days. Is man equal to the forces he has unloosed? Is he in any sense the master of his fate? May he, for the first time in human history, face total annihilation? The rumored possibility of a cobalt bomb, more terrible by far than anything yet exploded, poses these questions in their sharpest form. To all of them we would answer: What man? Man without God is a poor creature indeed. Man regarded as pinprick of dust in astronomical space is a fleeting phenomenon, the easy victim of his own pitiful arrogance. Man conceived of as a complex arrangement of atoms is at the mercy of the atom. But that is the merest parody of man. Made "in the image and likeness of God," endowed out of. the infinite intelligence of the divine Mind, held in the eternal purpose of the divine Love, man is to be looked for in humanity's deepest intuitions, its most spiritual insights, its most un- selfed triumphs. Man is to be found in the pure faith of a small child, in the mature, illumined understanding that lays hold on spiritual good as the indestructible substance of reality, This is not to run away from the human situation. It is to bring to it a more than human wisdom and courage, a '"peace that passeth understanding," an illimitable divine power that correct* and heals and saves. What does this mean concretely— in the face let us say, of the cobalt bomb? We are reminded, in the first place, that this latest of men's inventions has not yet been produced—and -may never be. We are cautioned against accepting every uninformed guess as to its possible material destructiveness. We are reminded that it cannot make itself, set off, or set itself up as a power greater than the thinking on which it wholly depends. (After all, mankind has lived for some years with bacteriological weapons which, by the calculations of some experts, could be as destructive as a cobalt bomb—and no one feels that the mere possession of these weapons ensures their eventual use.) Once arrived at the thinking that controls the bomb, we are in a realm where no confusion is so great, no malice so terrible, no fear so desolating that the light of right ideas cannot penetrate. To believe that even the Kremlin is proof against this light is the final athesim. If the Christian world can be made to believe that the ultimate spiritual power of the universe can can be shut out of any part of the earth by an iron curtain or an iron ideology, then the "godless" Kremlin has won—without even using an old- fashioned atom bomb. It has not won, and it will not win.. Even if men's faith should so fail and their minds be so darkened that the worst they fear should occur, it would still be impossible for physical force to blot out the spiritual power that conquered death 2,000 years ago. No mortal circumstance can shut men off from the infinite care of divine law, spiritually understood and applied. But we are far from the worst, even humanly. We are simply summoned by the giant challenge of the hour to climb to bolder heights of spiritual demonstration from which we may see "all things new." ' —Christian Science Monitor SO THEY SAY I would not want the credibility of the proceedings (Army-McCarthy dispute hearings) to be handicapped at the very outset by any alleged word, deed, or commitment I might have uttered in the past.—Lawyer Samuel Sears step* out. * * * People come by heye to see me. They want to see what a former vice president looks like. They expect to see some big imposing man. And it'* me. I'm just a little old Democrat.—Tex**' John Nance Garner, 85. * * * We have completely ringed Russia with bases from which we now could obliterate every Russian city. They know that and therefroe won't start anything.—Rep. Prince Proton (p., O*.). Justice Calling Erskine 7o/inson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYW(X)D — (NBA) — Be- er, "The She Wolf." hind the Screens: Eddie i Cantor needs money like Ft. Knox needs gold. It isn't the moolah that keeps him working harder than Nick the Greek over a pair of cold dice at Las Vegas. With Cantor it's the pleasure, he says, and not the banknote*. "Look," he told me. "If I enjoyed an easy chair in Pal mSprings, I'd be there for the rest of my life. I can afford it. But I don't enjoy it. People should do what gives them the most pleasure. I enjoy entertaining, people. I don't know where I'd have wasn't working." fun if I Peter fdson's Washington Column— Future US. Foreign Aid Program Faces Five Hurdles in Congress WASHINGTON—(NBA) — The U. 8. foreign aid program for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 went to bat in Congress with a couple of strikes and several fouls called against it before Foreign Operations Administrator Harold E. Stassen ever set foot in the box. Last July the late Sen. Robert A. Taft told Stassen tp prepare a 'plan to liquidate the mutual security program. "Unless there is a big change in the world," said Taft, "Congress is through with foreign aid." Previously, the House Foreign Affairs Committee had complained that the foreign aid program was built on a patchwork of nine different laws. Reorganization and, recodification were insisted on. In approving new appropriations of $4.5 billion for -i this present year's operations, Congress specified that further economic aid was to end on June 30, 1956, with military aid to end a year later. President Eisenhower then put through .a general-- reorganization plan for foreign aid operations. It went into effect last Aug. 1. Eisenhower also told Congress he would recommend new legislation to carry on foreign aid. A special message has not yet been sent to Congress on this subject, though it is now in preparation. Without waiting for it, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Stassen have .asked the committee for a $3.5 billion aid program next year. The gimmick is that this will not be a "foreign" aid program. It will be a presidential request for authority and special appropriations to carry out U. S. foreign policy. Whatever power and money Congress grants can then be transferred to the Department of Defense for military aid, or to Stassen's Foreign Operation* Administration. In spite of this neat formula, the assistance program which the Administration has planned for next year faces opposition in Congress on at least five counts: 1. The ¥100 million development program, for India. Even though Prime Minister Nehru has at times expressed 8 opposition to U. S. policies, the Administration realizes that India must be* built up to oppose communism in Asia. 2. Direct aid of $800 million to carry on the war in Indo-China next year, and an .additional $300,000,000 from other military aid funds. France is greatly overextended, and the IT. S. has had to pick up a larger share of the check than had been planned. At this crucial stage of the war, it is felt tht U. S. aid cannot waiver. 3. Extended aid to the Middle East. American policy has been to support both Israel and the Arab states, wanting both to succeed. The danger here is that this may become a partisan issue in Congress. 4. The delay over ratification of the European Defense Community treaty and west German re^rma- ment. An amendment by Rep. James P. Richards (D., S. C.), prohibits the delivery of military aid to western European countries until they have ratified EDO. If France and Italy do ratify before Congress adjourns, everything will be okay. If they don't ratify, the U. S. will have a tough time delivering aid. 5. Another handicap is anticipated in the form of a drive to stop U. S. aid to any country that trades with Russia, The Administration will attempt to defeat this restriction. The present thinking is that peaceful trade should be encouraged. The $3.5 billion program which Stassen presented to Congress for next year will be broken down into seven categories: 1. Direct military aid, $1.6 billion. (There will be some pressure to give this entire program to Department of Defense.) 2. Armed forces support, a* in Indo-China, 1945 million. 3. Technical cooperation (Point Four), $130 million. 4. Development assistance financing, $300 million. 5. Relief and rehabilitation in Korea, $241 million. 6. Mutual defense economic support, $223 million. 7. United Nations and other, aid, $70 million. NOW WINDING UP a season on "Comedy Hour," Eddie will be working even harder next year. He'll be host on 26 dramatic shows, and star in 13 on the "Eddie Cantor Theater," now on the planning boards. (Plus a once-a-week radio show.) There's also talk of a sequel to "The Eddie Cantor Story," with Eddie playing himself, "if Keefe Brassele will let me." Eddie's comment about the major film studios ignoring TV: "They made a mistake and, as usual, they're acting like little kids about it. Even .after discovering they made a mistake, they won't admit it." Is Eddie worried about seeing these quotes in print? "Not me," he grinned. "One of the compensating features of being 62 is that you have no future. I'm not worried about someone who won't hire me when I'm 70." DOROTHY DANDRIDGE is gasping. A song arranger tried to talk her into warbling a new arrangement of "Perfidia" for her Las Vegas stint at the Last Frontier. He calls it "Porfirio," and the new lyrics are full of allusions to Zsa Zsa -Gabor and Barbara Hutton. • Fan note to John Lund: "I listen to your CBS radio show, "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar," every Tuesday night. It's my favorite show. Please clear your throat." . . .Projection-room flash: "The Man With the Million," Gregory Peck's latest, is the funniest British movie in years. Linda Christian, bound and determined to make the stardom grade, will be hubby Ty Power's costar in the independent movie he'll make in Rome this summer. . Ricky Arlen. 20-year-old son of Dick Arlen, received his "greetings" .and reports to Uncle Sam April 15. CHARLTON HESTON'S word- age about the voice of the people, after a personal-appearance tour: "People can't understand why the studios aren't making more feature comedies. Even the exhibitors are screaming for laugh-get* ters. A. J. Cronin's magazine articles about his early career .as a medic have been collected by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. They'll star Charles Coburn in the stories, under the title of "Country Doctor," for television, and will own tht show outright. Victor Mature's yelling for a shoot-'em-up western. Too many togas and skirts, boyt It's a switch from light comedy of the "crumpets, anyone?" school to heavy drama for Michael Wilding in "The Egyptian," and he's saying: "It's fine with me. Two comedies in Hollywood and nobody sees you in anything but comedy." B ING CROSBY and sons, Gary and Lindsay, are dress-alikes. The boys showed up for a CBS airer in shirts. .Clyde Cook, the vet comic, will * become a father in June. He's in his 60's. Overheard: "She ami lonf blond* hair with abort black roots." Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Servlc* The Christmas story is only a parj^of the full story that had its climax in the Resurrection, and no part, or even incident, in the life and ministry of Jesus can be properly considered except in the light of the great triumph and fulfillment. This is particularly true of the dark and tragic scenes in the life of Jesus. Not all the beauty of His words and acts, the gentleness of blessing children, the environment of fields and green pastures, could suppress the tragedy at Calvary if all had ended at the Cross. That hour of darkness and suffering would have overshadowed all that had gone before. Not all the hope and happiness of former scenes and experiences could dispel the overwhelming gloom of the disciples as they saw their Master led away to be crucified. Said one of them (Luke 24\ "We trusted that it had been He, who should have redeemed Israel." For them a glorious dream had vanished. Then came new faith, hope, power, vision—and enthusiasm—as the dream became a reality, and humble disciples were transformed into world leaders — going forth to preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15), and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28: 19, 20). It is in the light of what happened to those disciples that we must see the reality and power of the Resurrection. There is a great need that Christians everywhere should find renewed faith and vision in the experience of those early disciples. We are living in a world upon which gloom, such as that which fell upon Calvary, in many ways still surrounds us. The dreams and hopes of peace, the ongoing cdnquest of the world by the Master, have been shocked by wars and violence, by hatreds and by the spirit and actions of! anti-Christ, as real as thf hatreds I and violence that sent Jesus to the I Croaa. i • We, also, might turn in disillusionment and discouragement, as did the disciples. But we must go on to their experience of new-born faith and hope, and above all of ongoing life and works in devotion to the Christ and the fulfillment of the commission He has given to all who would follow Him. It~-is the Living Christ of the Resurrection who must be our inspiration and our guide. It is the Living Christ of the Resurrection who must be the Light of the World in a world of so much darkness. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Guessing Is Part Of Bridge Game Every bridge player'must occasionally guess what to do next. The good player will guess right far more than half the time, but it is a cinch that he must occasionally guess wrong. For this'rea- son, part of the art of defensive play consists in eliminating a guess when it is possible to do so. When today's hand was played in the finals of the recent tournament for the Vanderbilt Cup, West had to guess where there was really no need for a guess, and the result was quite unfortunate for East and West. East's opening bid of one club was the more or less standard "short club" often made with a bahtuccu !~s£nd that is not strong enough for an opening bid of one no-trump. South made a trap pass, hoping that the opponents would get too high. When West also paused, North reopened the bidding by showing his long spade suit. Probably ftoutb abould aot h*v« jump- ed to three no-trump, since four spades would have been a far better contract. The bidding indicated that South had no worries about clubs, so West opened the five of hearts, hoping to strike a-better suit. East won the first trick with the ace of hearts and the second with the queen of hearts. East continued with the jack of hearts, and West overtook with the king of hearts in order to make sure of being able to cash the ten. There was a chance that South had the missing nine of hearts, in which case West's overtake was necessary to collect the fourth heart trick. It was now necessary for West to guess the best switch. After much thought, West decided to lead a club. This gave declarer Diana Lynn turned down another 39-shows-a-year TV series because she doesn't want to be tied down. The same reason why she said 'No" to "My Little Margie" and 'My Favorite Husband"—and she isn't even sorry. Cecil B. DeMille, I hear, is about ;o call off location scenes in Egypt 'or "The Ten Commandments." Anti-Americanism is said to be one reason. 75 Yea In Ago Mrs. Parnsworth Black and Mr*. Harry Kirby were in Paragould yesterday, for a party given by Mrs. Franklin , Wiibourn. E. A. Rice is ill at his home on Chickasawba Avenue. George Hamilton and his Musie Box Orchestra attracted more than 300 people last night to the city auditorium for the Bachelor's Cluto ur-rif LIZ— The trouble with watching TV cooking schools is that there's no time left to cook. SOMERSET. MAUGHAN, at 80, of plots? He could do like some other writers arid continue using the old ones. Miami Herald. Marjorie Main wilt give Europeans a peek at her "Ma Kettle" features. She sails for her first -vacation abroad in May. . .. Jack Lambert, the movie heavy, has joined the night-club gold rush as a singer. . . . Kermina's untamed- visen role in "Outcast of the Islands" sounds like Mary Pickford compared to her new Italian flick- Hence East should have led the ace of diamonds at the third trick to make the situation clear beyond any possible error. Then hejcould return to hearts and two *more heart tricks would assure the defeat of contract. Studebaker turned from building wagons tor-manufac- turing automobiles, but nobody at the store last night had any idea what happened to the people who used to make bug- «y-wbjps. Show Business Answer to Previous PuzzTt ACROSS 1 Play division 4 Leading actor 3 Handling 4 Eating tool 5 Short performance 8 Shakespearean Performai tin ff . 6 Ascended NORTH 16 AKQJ73 • 9875 4.92 WEST 495 V K 10 8 5 • 10643 4» 1073 EAST (D) 41062 V AQJ9 • AJ2 AK85 SOUTH 4A84 9432 + AQJ64 None vul. Ea* Srafb Weat North 14» Pass Pass 1 4 Pass 3N.T. Pass Pas« Pass Opening lead—V 5 king 12 Equality 13 Unsullied 14 Skin disorder 15 "Something About " 16 Create 18 Opera (Pi.) 20 Made over 21 Metal 22 Love god 24 "The Little Prince" 26 Soon 27 Knight's title 30 Number 32 Threaten 7 Regiment (ab.) 8 Narrow roads 9 Habitat plant form 10 Opposed 11 Organ part 17 Pressed 19 Strainer 23 He plays » E * T * 1 f» 6 O B & L_ A IM A 1 V e. A A N E T U * m R T O N y (? E A K E T E R A U '/•'•', A W T •S e R ?/•< //// A N R E A C? A C C C? E N T E N V M A N T E & E c O K * 9 R T * '//.: R 0 W N T E '///' ///', l_ B O R K E %:. '//.'< & A D» A l_ * R A V E A 9 U T A ^ 0 E A C E R F 1 R F e P F, y E N * ^ T F K T E E * 26 Goose genus 27 Ironical 28 Chills 29 Communists _____ 31 Mistakes opposite Juliet 33 Nothing 24 Table supports38 Nullify 2 ^ Century plant 40 Repairs 41 Amphitheater 42 Gaelic 43 Tidy 44 Weary 46 Followers 47 Certain 48 Pay attention 50 Scottish cap his contract South could make the rest of the tricks with clubs. and spades, and East never made the ace of diamonds. East should have foreseen this posibility. After he had won the second trick with the queen of Hearts, East should have decided that the contract could not be defeated unless his partner had the king of hearts. It was necessary to win only four heart tricks and the ace of diamond* to defeat th« contract. help 35 Redacted 36 Scenery 37 Nevada city 39 Greet villain 40 Additional 41 "On the 42 Come on stage 45 Describing the ingenue 49 Install again 51 Actor's signal 52 Chalcedony 53 Solar disk 54 Exist 55 French summers 56 Plateau 57 Headed DOWN 1 Monkey* 2 Cavern 1 IZ IS 1 tt Z1 » M 34 •MH W d S S 1 i MM Hi i 9 tmm •N 1* n * n ii li W Jl M 5 W, Ifc § » i 5* 6 ii jOv/J P ' , HI 7 W /i iz M M. % 17 20 ^ 1 0 IH ^ U ^ 9 27 ^^™ k *l W 10 28 •••• 17 II Z» I^BM W It

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