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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 30, 1954
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FAGIOT BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl OOURHR NXW8 OO. H. W. HADH8. PubUsber BABKY A. HAINM, AMittant PubUfbtr JL A. fRKDRICKSOH. Editor »AUL D. HUMAN, Advtrtfclnf liana* «r •ol* National Adrertiiinf Representatives: W«H*ot Witm«r Go, New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. Entered a* second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, WIT. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or. any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 3Se per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12JO for six months, tl.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile sone, $12.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations But I tarry tout, that than mayest know how thov ovfhtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which Is the church of the living God, the pillar and frovnd of the truth.—I Timothy 3:15 V ~ * * * When I go to the house of God I do not want Amusement; I want the doctrine which is according to godliness, I want to hear the remedy against the harassing of my guilt and the disorder of my affections.—John Mason. All a wallflower needs to blossom out in society it some son. * * * A pastor says.there are no bad children—only stupid and thoughtless parents. Dont let Junior read this. ' * * * A night club drummer in Chicago was robbed of this complete outfit. Sort of like somebody stealing his thunder. * * * On with the nation's road repairs, so we'll have no reason for finding ourselves in a rut. * * * Every reformer hat his own pet way of making vice versa. Army Officers Should Avoid Debate on Political Issues Anyone who sees the McCarthy- Army hearing on live television or film cannot help but be struck by a fact at once obvious yet overriding significance: the presence of the United States Army •mack in the middle of a political brawl. The physical symbol of that presence i* of course the host of beribboned top Army officers who assemble in the Sen- *tc caucus room for the airing of this , dispute. Some of these soldiers are there because they must testify. But otehrs, including Army Chief of Staff General Ridgeway, have come to demonstrate their solidarity in support of Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens and the Army's chief cousel, John Adams. But what the cameras do not show is that others in the Army, including a few of general officer rank, have given vocal support to Senator McCarthy in talks ly is torn by the same sort of political with their subordinates and elsewhere. In other words, the Army present- divisions that appear in the fabric of the whole nation. Yet by long tradition, the Army has always been above and apart from politics. It was taken as axiomatic that the Army could not function effectively as a professional fighting force if it was not kept free of political turmoil. What has happened to weaken this tradition? Some will say the Army has been dragged into politics by the politicians, who no longer regard any preserve of government as sacred from their intrusion. This may be at least partly true, but it seems hardly the whole story. The Army today, like the entire defense establishment, is much more a civilian and civil servant organization than ever in its history. This is the product of . its great peacetime size. And civilians neither feel the same limits on political expression that soldiers feel, nor are they protected as well. from outside assault. Underlying all this, however, is a matter of greater meaning. The Army is no longer an insulated cadre of professional fighting men. Together with the Navy and Air Force, it is in many ways the dominant fact in our national life. It i§ the measure of our security in a terribly insecure world. • Since defense is such a big part of government, since military policy bears so heavily on all policy today, it is perhaps inevitable that the plans and performance of the armed forces and their civilian managers should command paramount attention. Wt are all deeply concerned with the decisions affecting what the Army will spend and what-weapons it procures, its technical progress, its stimulus toward advanced tactics and strategy, its efficiency, its morale, and its own security from subversive infiltration. But if it is inescapable that these issues be topics of hot political debate, the debaters nevertheless ought to refrain from drawing Army professionals into alliance on either side of a controversy. If political factions are to be sharply reflected within the Army, its value as a fighting force will clearly diminish and the security it is intended to provide will be seriously lessened. Smoke Screen By severing diplomatic relations with Australia and taking other stern measures, some of them economic, the Soviet Union is not merely revealing the depth of the wound suffered when Vladimir Petrov, MVD official, defected and sought political asylum. The Russians are trying mightily to suggest that Australia is guilty of some serious diplomatic infraction. Actually, in granting asylum to Petrov and his wife, Australia is following time-honored practice in free countries. In enlarged form, in the Korean truce fight over repatriation of Red prisoners. The Russians complain about Australian treatment of diplomatic "couriers" who tried to spirit Mrs. Petrov out of the country. In truth these were nothing but armed strong boys who were doing a modern shanghai job. They merited no consideration as "diplomats." +* This new Kremlin move is undoubtedly the first in a propaganda drive to discredit the damaging, disclosures now sure to follow Petrov's dramatic defection. Views of Others Making History ' The political news from Wedowee, Randolph county, Alabama, is like a breath of washed air. The 16 candidates for nomination to county office have signed the pledge—no vote buying with money or liquor, no paid rides to the polls no smears of the opposition as being unworthy in motive or unsavory in character. The candidates have to trod campaign ways which are straight and extremely narrow. No doubt they will have more trouble than that fellow on the stage who promised to tell nothing but the truth for 24 hours. It won't be suprising if some of the 16 fall of the high standard stump to which, they have elevated themselves. If they don't, then this Alabama county and its candidates will have made election history .—Atlanta, Constitution. Cry-Baby Attitude Southerners by now have become used to being called all manner of names by New Englanders outraged at the sight of many of their industries, particularly textiles and shoes, heading southward. The terse comment of more than one observer below the Mason-DLxon Line has been that if the Down Easterners directed half as much energy t o making their section attractive to industry as they did to breathing the South they'd be on the toward solving their problems. It appears, according to an account in the New York Times, that one Maine textile town, Pittsfield, follows that commonsense route. An old- line woolen company announced it was closing permanently its antiquated mill, part of which dates back 86 years. The firm already has units operating in the South. Instead of venting vituperation, 495 Pittsfielders adopted a plan raised $54,000 and are backing a new air-conditioned mill in which the former operators are now financially interested. This new attitude 01 competative vigor will, of of course, make the Southland work all the harder to win industry. But the spread of the Pittsfield, Me., spirit is to be welcomed over the crybaby attitude. With all its advantages, the South need not fear rising competition if it maintains the alertness which has made it about the brightest star on the industrial horizon.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY You and I will remember that the Republicans used, to ,talk about the 53-cent Democratic dollar. This Administration, by it« unwise leadership, has given us. the 48-cent Republican dollar.—Rep John McCormick (D.. Mass). * * * The threat of communism is a very real one. The policy of the Administration, within the frame work of our Const-itution and our laws, is to strike the Communists at every opportunity—to hit them where it hurts most.—Attorney General Brownell. , ' * * » Oh, sure, we talked. On the first tee (Ben) Hogan put out his hand and said "Good luck." I put out my hand and said "Good luck," too. I didn't mean it, either. — Sam Snead after beating Hogan in play-off. » * » I Think (Dr. J. Robert) Oppenhcimcr Is a first- class man and 1 would go his bond for any amount. —Summer Pike, ex-ABC chief. Practically a Commuter 11 DIDJA GET IMPOUND L\KB T^AT AW ixes ? tt Peter idson'$ Washington Column- US. Policy on Iran Oil Problem Inconsistent with Earlier Action WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Five American oil companies are now negotiating in Teheran for an 8 per cent interest apiece in the Anglo- Iranian oil concession. They are the same five against which the XI. S. Department of Justice has pending a civil antitrust suit charging conspiracy to operate a world oil cartel. This situation presents the administration with an entirely inconsistent policy on foreign oil development. On the one hand the government has gone to court to jreak up an international cartel. On the other hand, the administration has been urging the same five companies to join a new cartel to get Iranian production going again. It could provide some economic stability for the long-floundering and bankrupt Iran government. The five U. S. companies involved in this two-way action are Socony Vacuum, Standard of New Jersey, Standard of California, The Texas Company and Gulf Oil Company. Cabled news dispatches from the Iranian capital have indicated that the five companies have received a commitment from the U. S. government. This commitment grants them immunity from prosecution under the antitrust laws if the now pending deal is accepted by Iran. But no official government source in Washington will talk about it. The apparent reason for this enforced silence is that everyone is afraid of saying something that might upset the deal. Iranian oil production has been shut down since June, 1951. That was when Iran's government nationalized its oil properties and seized the huge Abadan refinery at the head of the Persian Gulf. This threw out the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. which had a 60-year concession on oil rights in the country. Anglo-Iranian had offered Iran a new agreement with a 50-50 split of income, but Iran turned it down and kicked the British out. In the nearly three years since then, at least three major American attempts have been made to bring Britain and Iran together to get production going. All failed. In these negotiations it became apparent that the Iranians would not accept Anglo-Iranian—in which the British government holds a direct interest—as the exclusive concessionaire. Some British sources believed that American companies were trying to muscle in on the rich Iranian holdings. But no American company wanted to be responsible for starting international claim jumping. This was the situation when the Eisenhower administration took over in January, 1953. Herbert Hoover, Jr., as petroleum adviser to the State Department, made a trip to London and Teheran, trying to work out a new deal. He is generally given credit for being an important middleman in organizing the new four-nation setup. Under this proposal, Anglo-Iranian would retain 40 per cent interest. Royal Dutch Shell and Compagnie Francaise d e s Petroles would get 10 per cent each. The remaining 40 per cent would be split between the five U. S. companies. The intriguing angle to this is provided by the pending antitrust suit against the five. This suit was filed by U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell on April 21, 1953. It charges that since 1928 these companies have acted in a conspiracy to control foreign oil production, manipulate world prices and divide foreign marketing. This action really goes back to 1952, when Sen. John J. Sparkman (D., Ala.) forced President Truman to release a Federal Trade Commission report which had been held secret for over two years. It revealed the operations of an international oil cartel involving not only the five American companies but also Anglo-Iranian and Shell. This was followed by a grand jury indictment and a subpoena for all pertinent records of the five companies. They protested this involved millions of documents. They said it was blackmail. Department of Justice actions were widely criticized at the time as being contrary to the national interest. The oil companies were praised for developing foreign sources of oil to protect national defense. Subsequently the grand jury investigation and a criminal indictment were dropped, and the civil action begun. How the government can pursue this suit while at the same time encouraging the same defendants to form what is in effect another cartel is a complete mystery. Sunday School Lesson— , Written for NEA Service History is well marked with the topic has attached to it a cross tragedies of reformers and revo-1 reference. I am appalled at the lutionaries, who, having succeeded in overthrowing governments, soon began to display all the evils they had professed to abolish. A great example of this was Jeroboam, the rebel, who, on the logical bias, .that it may be used death of King Solomon, led the successful revolt of Ten Tribes against Rehoboam, the heir ol Solomon. Jeorboam became the undisputed ruler of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, with a great and notable opportunity. Yei how, in the words of the Prophet Ahijah. he "did evil above all that were before his," is set forth in I Kings 14, and following chapters. I am disposed to leave Jeroboam and his evil ways for the present, and use my comment this week for 'a word regarding two books about the Bible that ( seem to me of the utmost impor- , tance, both published by Harper ] and Brothers, in New York. Somewhat belatedly, for the book was originally published in 1940, I have become acquainted 1 with HARPER'S TOPICAL CONCORDANCE, the work of Charles R. Joy. I have constantly urged the use of Biblical concordances of the older type, such as Young's, but the Concordance by Dr. Joy. also based on the. King James Version, goes far beyond all former concordances which have depended amount of labor which went into work, but I am equally amazed at its quality. The work is so completely objective, and free from any theo- with confidence by those of all faiths. Dr. Joy cites, scrupulously without comment, only what the Bible says. The other book, so recent that a second' volume is yet to appear, is more definitely a work of interpretation. It is GREAT IDEAS of the Bible, ,by Mrs. Ryllis Alexander Goslin Lynip. The brilliance of itc literary style is matched only by the clarity and penetration with which the author ' develops the great Bible teachings. was actually played by Alvin Landy, well-known New York tournament star and official of the American Contract Bridge League. West held the first trick with the queen of hearts and continued the suit, forcing Landy to ruff. Declarer decided to take the diamond finesse at once, since the contract would be fairly easy if that succeeded. East won with the king of diamonds and shrewdly returned a trump. Since Landy had carefully ruffed this book when the second volume appears. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Champ Shows How To Play Bridge How would you play today's hand entirely upon the location of key! at a contract of four spades against words. .the opening lead of the queen of In this erormous work. Dr. Joy has arranged 25,000 texts under 2150 topics, the effect of which is to give practically every Biblical text dealing with any particular subject, regardless of whether the name, or a key word, appears in the text. hearts? It looks at "first as though you must lose one heart, two diamonds and a club. The average'"" player would ruff the second round of hearts, draw three rounds of trumps, and rely on good lucl- in diamonds in order to make his contract. The expert Also, to make sure that the sub-: line of piny is completely different, ject ii fully covered, almost e very i as wa* indicated when the hand NORTH (0) *K95 VK643 30 WEST 4732 • 87 + Q832 4 A 10 9 4KJ92 *J65 SOUTH 4AQJ104 • 10653 + K74 Neither side vul. North Ca* Sooth We*t 1N.T. Pass 34 3N.T. Pass 44 Past Pact Opening lead— V Q Pass the first trick with the ten of spades, he was able to play a low trump on this trick and could therefore win in dummy with the nine of spades. This enabled him to lead another heart from the dummy and ruff in his own hand. He continued by drawing one more round of trumps with the ace, crossed to dummy with the ace of diamonds, and ruffed dummy's last heart with his own last trump. Landy's next step was to enter dummy with the ace of clubs in order to draw West's last trump with dummy's king of spades. Since declarer could not follow suit to this third trump round, he was Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Marlene Dietrich's talented chick, Maria Biva, is C. B. DeMille's No. 1 choice for the role of Moses' wife in "The Ten Commandments." ... The Charles Laughton - Elsa Lanchester marriage, no matter what denials are made, is hanging by a slender thread. ... Virginia Grey, who missed death by inchw m an auto, crash, has been given the green light to resume her career. ... Brad Dexter, who isn't her ex yet, is re-wooing Peggy Lee. Neither will comment on a reconciliation plan. "Saskatchewan," the Shelley Winters-Alan Ladd costarrer, is a click in Canada, but the studio's blushing over editorial comment about the film. Sample comment in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix: "Atrocious, a travesty of historical fact and an insult to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." BOB STACK and Claudette Thorton talked it over and decided to call off the romance. . .. Janet Leigh, miffed because she missed out on "Helen of Troy" and "The Egyptian," won't re-sign with MGM when her contract expires after "Rouge Cop." TERRY MOORE, who'* decided thit a doll can have too much publicity, isn't showing up at the niter- ies or at premieres. Her Fox bosses aren't happy about the premiere dodging. RHONDA FLEMING and Lance Fuller aren't showing up at the brighter spots, but their frequent dates spell out one of the reasons she'll shed her doctor hubby. ... Debbie Reynolds canceled her European trip just in case she nabs the Ado Annie role in "Oklahoma!" FLORENCE H A L O P, Millie's mom, will be out of the cast of TV's "Meet Millie" for three weeks while she keeps her stork date. The writers will explain that mama sprained her ankle. BING CROSBY hits the 50-year mark May 2. He's off to Europe but has promised CBS he'll be back on the airways come next fall. . . . Edgar Bergen's Charlie McCarthy referred to a visiting comedian as "the guy with the winning smile and the losing face." BOB HOPE told his radio audience that he's been having a terrible recurring dream. He dreams that it's 1974 and Joe DiMaggio keeps saying, "I've got to go home to the old battleaxe." Bob's daytime radio show was pink-slipped, but he'll continue the nighttime version. GLORIA DE HAVEN and her ex, John Payne, have settled the custody fight over their children out of court. The children will join Gloria in New York for a year of schooling after she winds up '"So This is Paris" at U-I. ERROL FLYNN and Bruce Cabot, once the staunchest pals, are as far apart as Barbara Hutton and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The Damon-Pythias friendship went up in smoke when Errol scrapped "William Tell" and took Cabot off the payroll. WATCH OUT, Eddie Fishder and Guy Mitchell. Now's it's T*>ny Curtis who will wax records for the Decca label. ... Lana Turner, the able to discard his losing club. Now he led dummy's last diamond, and there no way for East to prevent declarer from winning two of the last three tricks with the ten of diamonds and the king of clubs. one MGM star who has never been lent to another studio, is asking her bosses to change their policy. She's losing out on roles that she hankers to play. MICHAEL REDGRAVE, the British star whose movie career tobagganed after the ill-fated "Mourning Becomes E 1 e c t r a," makes his comeback in a new English film, "The Sea Shall Not Have Them." It's described as another "Cruel Sea." Name of Gregory Peck's leading lady in "The Purple. Plain" is Win Min Than, a 21-year-old Buddhist beauty from India. She'll make marquees look like a tote hoard. DANNY THOMAS during the warmup for "Make Room for Daddy:" "Failure is a horrible thing and what a pity it is that we have to work so hard to achieve it." THAT WAS TELEVISION IN 1944. In 1944 there were SEVEN television sets in all of Los Angeles. J5 Yecrs Ago In i/yf/itvi//< The marriage of Miss Myda Quattlebaum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Quattlebaum of Beebe, and Mitchell S. Yates of this city was solemnized Friday afternoon, April 2, at the Baptist parsonage in Beebe it was announced today. Three Blytheville girls were initiated into Delta Delta Delta sorority last week at the University of Arkansas. They are Miss Martha Ann Lynch, Miss Mary Elizabeth Borum'and Miss Helen Tindal. Mr. and Mrs. John Caudill of Tulsa, Okla.. spent the week end here as guests of Mr. CaudilTs parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Caudill. A horse is the only animo! that con take several thousand people for o ride at one trfhe. «NIA» in."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Report from Hong Kong says Mao Tse-tung is a sick man and that three Chineses Red leaders are in a hot rivalry to succeed him. We hope for each one a Russian style victory.—New Orleans States. \{ Aunt Molly Harmsworth compares the way people are talking about the H-bomb to kids who tell ghost stories and are then so scared by their own stories they can't sleep. 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