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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAQI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1954 IBB COURXXR N1W1 (DO. B. W. HABTO, PubUctMr •AIRY A. HAXNZ8, Assistant PubUcher A. A. niEDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manattr •ote National Advertising R«prM«nUtiT«: WaUtxst Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis, Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Oon- October I, 1917. Member of The Associated Press Meditations Barbs Come hot summer and the garden hose will be the fountain of youth. * * * In a New Mexico college the girl's grades usually top those of the men. Jw*t male courtesy, letting the women be first. *' * * An Ohio woman dropped a $20 bill on the sidewalk and a crow flew away with it. She could have bought about $10 worth of groceries with the money. <p * * Bathinr beauty contests win be in the newt afain. Winning one it just another form of niccest. * » * According to a judge, it's no crime to loaf. How come so many people are ki jail for taking things easy? Knowledge of Communisrn Needed to Combat Its Evils In a recent Chicago speech, Paul Hoffman, board chairman of the Studebaker Corporation, had a lot of forthright things to say about freedom in the educational world. One particular part of it was rather startling. Hoffman said he'd been told that a certain "university" in this country all courses touching on communism had been dropped. In other words, you can't study the subject. According to Hoffman's information, the school did not take the initiative in this matter.' Groups within the community brought pressure. Furthermore, it is said that any informal discussion of communism by a member of the faculty would start telephones buzzing among the pressure groups. The threat of investigation hangs over every man who contemplates even the most dispassionate examination of communism. If this is an accurate picture of conditions at the school in question, then it is not in any real sense a university, or even a college. It is just a place where a student may go to absorb certain spoon- fed items of educational diet, predigested by community groups which have taken unto themselves the responsibility for deciding what he may "safely" look into. No doubt these people are alarmed at the menace of communism, both externally and internally. They have thereupon concluded that the way to fight it is to keep college youth (and probably others) in total ignorance of it—presumably on the theory that even the slightest contact may prove contaminating. Ordinary common sense would seem to suggest that exactly the reverse is true—that the way to fight evil men and evil doctrines is to learn everything possible about them.' We ougnt to know how communism was born, who its world leaders were and are, how their minds work, what political techniques they have developed, what appeals they make to spread their cause, and so on. Only thus can we hope to combat the evil effectively. "Know-your enemy" is an old maxi- im, but no one has yet demonstrated that it is not a true one. Af for the fear of contamination, what that amounts to is saying you believe that the ideals of democracy and liberty cannot stand up in competition with an enslaving, tyrannical totalitarianism. That'i a pretty faint-hearted philosophy for an American. We must all hope the case cited by Hoffman is an isolated one, and that it will toon t* corrected. For tht path tht the other way leads to the enthronement of ignorance. , Were we to follow it in great numbers, the Communists would capture us— spiritually—without firing a shot. Indeed, without the need of a single subversive. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf carrier in the city of Blythevffle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, J5c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 42.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mafl outside 50 mite tone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Views of Others Not for your aake do I this, talth the Lord God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel—Ezekiel 36:52. # * * Nothing is truly infamous, but what is wicked; therefore shame can never disturbe an innocent and virtuous mind.—Sherlock, Journalist's Wail Pierces Curtain Newspapermen are widely known to be brothers under the skin, though that skin is not quite as thick as many, many people suppose. We have never felt much kinship, however, with the wage slaves of toe Soviet press. Even the editor of an important Russian daily strikes us as being about on the level of a very meek denizen of the exchange desk in this country, a man whose duties run largely to cutting and pasting clippings. The Soviet editor need only know how to obey. His orders all come from the Kremlin. Now comes the editor of a Communist paper in Busse, Bulgaria, with a plaintive wail that strikes a responsive chord in any journalistic breast. This is a man who sits at the night desk in a newspaper office He tells how callers ring him up all night to make such a complaint as this: "Comrade, I have just arrived from Sofia. I want you to know of my astonishment and indignation that there is no water supply in the Hotel Moskva. There is not even a glass in my bedroom. I am thirsty. What sort of hotels do you run in Russe?" The journalist of any nation is accustomed to such outbursts from angry citizens. He is quite used to being cast in the role of father confessor, complaints clerk, and general confidant of all,who want to get a load off their minds: His only problem here is to get the late and loquacious caller off the line so that he can go back to work. Behind the Iron Curtain it must be worse. The caller may be a secret operative of the MVD, out to get evidence of the journalist's loyalty. If he prints the complaint against the local hotel, he may offend the proud authorities who claim that everything is perfect in the Communist paradise. If he fails to run the story, he may be suppressing evidence of a dastardly crime against the state. All who work in the press vineyard - have their daily and nightly dilemmas. No man's judgement of news is perfect, and no reporter can ever be positive that his editor or publisher will agree with him. There is sometimes talk' in newspaper offices about somebody "getting his head taken off" for a mistake of judgement. In the Communist world, the phrase is literal truth.—Louisville Courier- Journal. 'Woman's Place...' While preparing for its convention, the United States Chamber of Commerce reported that the growing importance of the "feminine touch" in the national economy will "be among the themes developed" at the 42nd annual meeting. This has come about by virture of the fact that more and more women are going into business and the professions and are becoming members of the local and national business organizations. No longer are the "women's" programs at meetings such as this designed primarily to entertain the ladies nad keep them out of the way while the men go about their serious discussions. The women are in on the latter, now, and, in addition, have arranged sessions on prablems peculiar to women in business and professional life. Thus the United States-Chamber of Commerce recognizes that no less important than woman's place in the home is wonman's place in the office —Greenville (S..) Piedmont. Illusive Laughter Humor is a "blessed event in our lives, a factor in freedom, a bulwark against totalitarianism and the first casualty of dictatorship— long may it thrive." This opinion was given by Malcolm Muggeridge, editor of Punch, to the Canadian Club in Ottawa this week. Mr. Muggeridge, in an interview here last weekend was less helpful about what humor is. "What makes one man laugh will have no effect on another," he said. "In fact, there are a lot of things that go into Punch I don't think are funny at all. But I am assured by others that .they are intensely funny." There is a further problem concerning humor, to which actors and other public performers will attest with deep sadness. Not only do people often laugh at the wrong times/it is generally difficult to decide whether they are laughing with the speaker or at him. This is why humor is not popular with dictoators. They can never be sure if it's on their side.—Montreal Gazette. The Burning Issue SO THEY SAY Altogether, since 1948, 105 of the principle leaders of the Communist Party have been indicted (or) convicted of conspiring the overthrow of our government by force and violence.—Attorney Gen* * * I never was a member of the Communist Party. I never accepted Communist dogma or theory; in fact, it neveer made sense to me.—Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. * * * We have not been told what our country stands ready to do if Pveds strike all-out in Indochina. Even the Republicans majority in Congress is being kept in the dark.—Sen. Thos. A. Bxirke (D.,Ohio.). * * * I cannot conceive how our Administration could ever bring itself to send American boys into Indochina when France herself does not draft her sons to fight in Indochina but relics entirely on volunteers.—Sen Alton Lennon (D., N. C.). f rskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hollywood on TV: When you have Junior watching the favorite TV shows of Mom and Pop, you've got Something: that eases the ulcers of sponsors. That's why "The Spike Jones Show" will be returning to the picture-tube circuit next fall in a time slot that's not, past the small fry's bedtime. Having youngsters clap hands over his records is nothing new to Spike, but getting fan letters in second-grade scrawls is "something new," the Zany bandleader tells it. "It's the first time we're getting to the -kids in person and the response is frantic. I like it. If we have the kids, we'll never run out of audiences. There will be a fresh crop of them every season," Spike's reason for taking a summer hiatus: "I need a rest after this TV kick — so does Helen (his wife). We've stopped being social. We rehearse day' and night. We alloxv ourselves two hours out after our show on Saturday nights and that's .all." Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Old movies available for free on TV now total 2900. That's 2900 reasons for Hollywood's current economic plight and all of the screen's recent new shapes and dimensions in the search for "something different people can't see at home." Of US. Aid to Private Business WASHINGTON—(NEA) — There is a far bigger issue to the current investigations of Federal Housing Administration irregularities than shows on the surface. It is how much of an "incentive" private business needs to do a public service job in the national interest? A lot of words have been spouted to the effect that government should get out of all business-type .activities and leave everything to private enterprise. ' But the experience of government" over the last 20 years has shown that unless private enterprise is guaranteed a handsome profit on public service it will not take the job. This is true not only with regard to the various government housing programs, but to national defense and even farming. It applies to the accelerated tax amortization plans in effect since the beginning of World War n. They were considered necessary to provide business with an incentive to tackle defense production. It applies to the huge depreciation allowances 'given oil and gas producers in one of the largest loopholes in existing tax law. It applies to the huge subsidies given American ship builders and shipping line operators. These incentives are considered necessary to maintain an American merchant marine in peacetime so that it j will be available for military trans- ' port in time of war. Proposed leg-' islation now before Congress would even increase these inventives. It applies also to the newly proposed incentives include a reduction of taxes on dividends, a change in depreciation allowance schedules for tax purposes, and tax reductions on income from foreign investments made in support of U. S. foreign policy to aid the economic development of friendly, non-Communist countries. Biggest of all the incentives given to private enterprise is of course the farm price support program. Price supports were originally introduced during the depression to assure farmers of a minimum income. The incentives were increased in wartime to guarantee the farmers high income for producing bumper crops for the war effort. It is now virtually impossible to reduce these support-price levels, iven though they provide an incentive to produce farm surpluses in excess of the demand, at a cost of Dillions of dollars to the taxpay- tives is, how big do they have to ers and at an actual waste. The question on all these incentives is, how big do they have to be to make the so-called private enterprise system function? The obvious answer is that no businessman or anybody else is going to risk money on an enterprise if he thinks he'll lose his shirt at it. That is just plain horse sense. But does there have to be an opportunity for unlimited profits by unscrupulous operators and racketeers? The answer to the war profiteers of World War I was the renegotiation act of World War n. It enabled the government to recapture excessive profits on defense contracts. It would seem to be no more than simple justice to provide a renegotiation clause for housing contractors receiving the benefits of government insured mortgages. An examination of congressional hearings on the housing legislation now under investigation reveals that Congress knowingly made allowances for overgenerous profits to the building industry. This legislation was renewed by Congress in 10 different laws. Listen to what ex-Congressman Albert M. Cole (R., Kan.) said about this program in 1949: "I agree that a political football has been made out of these housing bills. But Titles I, H and VI of the FHA are not controversial. They are practically agreed on by all members of the House." This is the same Mr. Cole who now, as Housing and Home Finance Administrator, kicked off this great housing scandal and is asking Congress for $250,000 to'in- vestigate the irregularities developed under these extra-incentive programs. BIG SECRET Movietown's religious-minded actors are keeping is a contract between the Hollywood Christian Group and Delta Productions to turn out films xvith a spiritual message for churches, theater exhibition and TV. Delta's production heads, Harry Woodard, an actor who became an ordained minister, and Paul Hewitt, will have their choice of such stars as Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Gail Russell, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Colleen Townsend, Robert Clarke, Marjorie Rambeau and Connine Haines. Travis Kleefield, once Jane Wyman's adorer, makes his TV singing debut under his new. name of Tony Travis on Dinah Shore's show May 20 ... Eleanor Eldredge, ex-wife of actor John Eldredge, wings in from Hawaiian vacation any day now to wed TV emoter Steve Wayne. It happened in a Hollywood eatery when Jack Webb dropped in for dinner with Dorothy Towne. A waitress carting shrimp a la newburg to an adjoining table spilled some of the rich liquid on I Webb's coat. "Oh, well," she muttered in a Dragnet voice. "It figured. Fish on Friday." ing other kids the sarnt filing." It's Glenn's theory that talent shouldn't judge talent. "Not," he says, "unle«s they're Katharine Cornell or Helen Hayes. Kids should be encouraged even if there's only a small spark of talent. A spark can be fanned into flame." THIS TELEVISION AGE! A youngster visiting: Hollywood from a midwestern city was asked if she enjoyed A. A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" series. "I don't know, ma'am," said th« little girl. "We don't get that television program where I live." The actor who replaces John Hart in "The Lone Ranger" TV series must pass asti ffclean-1- vl ing test. And thereby hangs an eye-popping tale. Milton Berle's brother, Phil, has tied up the television rights to the "Charlie Chan" detective stories and is shopping for an angel ce finance the series. Warner Oland and Sidney Toler played the almond-eyed sleuth on the screen. TV's even invading the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater, reserved for the footprints of Hollywood stars. Danny Thomas just planted his tootsie marks in the cement as the "Make Room for Daddy" hero. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYilh Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Regenold and son, John Ed, left yesterday for Louisville, Ky., where they will attend the Kentucky Derby. Members of the Cotillion club were entertained at a supper dance Saturday night at the American Legion Hut. The cammittee in charge of arrangements for the affair was made up of Mrs. Meyer Graber, Mrs. Leroy Huddleston, Harman Taylor, Elbert Huffman and Mrs. Ben Harpole, Jr. Drs. Carl and Edna Nies spent Saturday in Memphis as guests of Dr. Alba Meade. Most ingenious man we know is ;he neighbor who mislays his vege- ;able seeds each year. It's amasing, ae says, how much this simple precaution saves wear and tear on garden tools. —Christian Science VIonitor. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. There isn't the slightest doubt that one of the great problems of our age lies in the field of mental health. During World War n, draft statistics showed that far too many of our citizens were suffering from mental ailments, or were mentally deficient to a degree which prevented them from serving their country. No information accumulated in the succeeding years leads us to any happier conclusion. Since the National Association for Mental Health is conducting its fund-raising campaign this month, it seems appropriate to devote some columns to various aspects of the subject. Today's column deals with a specific mental disease, the name of which is "schizophrenia," or "dementia praecox." This disorder is responsible for a great deal of antisocial behavior: in many cases the victims require institutional care. A "splitting" of the personality is the most characteristic feature. The afflicted individual may show- thoroughly normal behavior in some respects, and yet be completely abnormal in others. often are present for some time before serious symptoms develop. The cause of schizophrenia is not known. Heredity probably plays some part, and it has been stated that more than half of those with schizophrenia have some family history of mental illness. And there probably are additional factors responsible for the development of this condition. Schizophrenia is one of our major causes of mental illness. We need to know much more about its origins, prevention and treatment. Ea~st ruffed the second round of hearts and led a fourth spade, forcing dummy to ruff with the jack of diamonds. Now East could sit back with his ace-ten of diamonds and wait for two tricks to come to him. The correct line of play is very simple if South does not try to ruf fall of his spades in the dummy. South was on the right track up to the time he ruffed his second spade. But then he should have led a low diamond from the dum- Booth Tarkington's last novel, "Kate Fennigate," will be the basis for a telefilm series to be produced by Edward -Small . . . Kirk Douglas is shopping for a video series. How about that "Champion" character? . .. Charles Farrell on talk about a feature-length version of "My Little Margie": "I'll go along with the idea if it's what Gale Storm and Hal Roach, Jr., want." The most prominent early symptom is likely to be a change in the outlook of the victim. Sometimes a patient will show an unusual amount of suspiciousness. Dear friends or relatives may be unjustly suspected of persecutions. Quite often the first signs consist of disorderliness and lack of cleanliness. Judgment is often impaired. The patient frequently complains of hearing or seeing strange objects which are not there. Peculiar qualities of the thinking arise. The personality is likely to become gradually altered. Sometimes mentaK strain or a disease seems to rapidly bring on the illness, though at other times it comes slowly, without any obvious background cause. Slight peculiarities and oddities IJACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Even the Best Ideas Are Overworked It is usually a good idea to ruff your losing cards in the dummy, but it's possible to overwork even the best ideas. With this warning as a guide, it should be easy to see what went wrong with South's play of today's hand. West opened the queen of clubs, and South won with the king. He ruffed a spade in dummy and returned a trump. East played low, and South won the first round of trumps with the king, discovering from West's discard that the trumps were all stacked hi East's hand. After a moment's thought, South ruffed a second spade in dummy, and returned to his hand with a heart in order to ruff his last spade with dummy's fourth trump. South didn't yet know it, but he was already a gone goose. South couldn't afford to draw trumps, for East would gladly taWi the ace of diamonds and lead an- , other spade to shorten South's I -rump holding. Declarer therefore had to try leading more hearts. ' WEST AAQJ74 V7643 * None 4QJ104 NORTH 4 None V AK102 * J6542 49873 EAST GLENN FORD is fighting mad. Over TV talent shows in which self-styled experts tell ambitious youngsters whether to go on or quit. He's particulariy burned up at actors who are being persuaded to sit on the panels as judges. "There are too many of these shows all over the country passing judgment on kids," Glenn fumed on the set of "The Human Beast" at Columbia. "A big expert on one show is an agent who once told me I'd never make the grade as an actor. Now he's tell- Pome in which is pointed out A Jnusual result of not dealing fairy with your fellow man: Persons who employ deceit Ofttimes incur defeat.—-Atlanta Journal. First Farmer: "Don't think much of that new weather predictor tht government's got." The only national language left intact is double talk.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. There should be plenty of work for free-lance handymen as a result of the do-it-yourself boom, says Arch Nearbrite. They'll be in demand to finish repairs on various things after the do-it-yourselfers have given UP in disgust. Indian Raid Answer to Previous Puzzfe South 1 • 3V Pass Pass • A 10 9 8 4652 SOUTH (D) 4983 VQJ85 * KQ73 4 AK North-South vul. West North EM* 142V 24 34 4 + 44 Pass 5 * Double Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 Q ACROSS 60 Streets (ab.) iSiouan Indian 61 ? s ? ential 5 Shoshonean bem * Indian DOWN t Iroguoian j Gem. Indian ' 2 Musical JjHarbor quality Jf Courtesy title 3 Wine measure .tS^J 5 * 4 Storehouse. S. ^ T t A « t «. O S. E A K C t 77 £ 9 t- n ~K\ AS T" u /v\ *, H i r N T Ak T E R. E » U w E O O \ T E R 0 R E A *r E T C A M F A '.'/.; V *, 1 R E E & p •^ t? O R -* M l> 5 E A It O L A '//•: A M E & V E N '/#/ R I & ff E * I M A ^ JL i * * A A l_ N N £ VI r f= -» N t= A R E <* * M F «* H O A PE my instead of looking for the third spade ruff. When the second low trump is led from the dummy. East has a choice of defenses, but both are bad. If East hops up with the ace of diamonds and returns a trump to dummy's jack, he will shut out the third spade ruff. However, this play costs East a trump trick. South can regain the lead with the ace of clubs to draw the last trump, after which he can run his hearts and simply lose a spade trick at the end. If East plays low on the second round of trumps from the dummy, South will win with the queen of diamonds. Now, and only now, is the time to ruff the last spade with dummy's last trump. Having done so. South can run hearts and clubs, allowing East to 1-ake his two trump tricks whenever he wishes to do so. Guide's scale 17 Large plant 18 Jumper 20 Strain 22 Bitter vetch 23 Employ 24 Shut 27 Staggered 31 Point a weapon 32 Pronoun 34 Uncle Tom's . friend 35 Compass point 36 P»ssesses 37 Correlative of neither 38 Most warlike tribe of the Five Nations 41 Communion plate 43 At this time 44 Cumberland 45 Attach 48 Click-beetle 52 Toward the sheltered side 53 Age 55 Apple center 56 Fly aloft 57 Auricle 58 Many Indians depended on buffalo—5 for food . . 28 Church fast 6 Sesame season 7 Obliterations 29 Cry of 8 Dinner course bacchanals 9 Uncommon 30 Mend, as sox 10 Angers 32 Algonquin 11 Biblical name Indians 19 Before 33 Laughter 21 African fly sound 24 Containers 25 Row 26 Presage 42 Athapascan Indian 44 Machine parts 45 Indians used ponies 46 Century plant 47 Bodies of water 49 Pedal digits 50 Strays 39 Penetrates UJO 40 Mine shaft hut51 Interpret 41 Chum 54 Rodent

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