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BLYTHEVTLLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. MAY 7,1954 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS OQUJUIR MIW8 CO. ' m. W. HAINX8, PubUiHer BAMMT IL HAINE8, AMitUnt Publiilur Av JL FRKDRXCK8ON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertiiin« M*n»f«r •olt N*ttonBl Advertising Representative: Wttmer Co- New York, Chicafo. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered w second clwi matter at th« port- offtot at MytheviHe, Arkansas, under act of Con- October », 1017. Member of Hie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city of Blythevffle or any suburban town where carrier service i* maintained. 35c per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And If ye have erred, and not observed all these eotnmandmcnU, which the Lord hath spoken unto MOM*.—Nunber* 15:2*. ' • • ' - ' •• » * ' , * Let him that sows the serpent's teeth not hope to reap a Joyous harvest Every crime has, to the moment of its perpetration, its own aveng- tof angel—dark misgivings at the inmost heart.— Schiller. Barbs Abuse of Powers Is Issue Of Army-McCarthy Hearing Ai the Army-McCarthy hearings drag- on, ont hears a great deal of comment to the effect that they are a terrible waste of time and taxpayers' money. We ought, it is said, to be concentrating all our attention on the grave Indochina situation, domestic economic problems, the President's program and similar serious matters. There is no question of the gravity and importance of these latter issues. Nor if there any doubt that the Army- McCarthy proceedings are fraught with endless confusion, digression and depe- tation. But that does not mean they are either unimportant or a total waste. Nor is this just a lot of hullabaloo about what happened to one Army private. There are charges and countercharges in the air which go to the fundamental workings of the American government. They cannot be ignored. The Army has not charged simply that Senator McCarthy and his aides sought special treatment for a private named G. David Schine. The Army contends that inn pursuit of that goal the senator and his assistants employed the full weight and power of a Senate committee; indeed, threatened reprisals if their demands were not met. That is a grave complaint. The power of a Senate committee under our constitutional arrangements as very great. If it can be employed to enforce the purely personal wishes of its wielders, if it can be used to disrupt and distort the normal, established procedures of the Army or any other part of the Executive branch, then the balance of forces in the American government is imperiled. The countercharge is no less serious: That the Army used a private who had been associated with a Senate committee as a "hostage" in an effort to compel that committee to cease investigating alleged infiltration of subversives into the Army establishment; If the Army of any Executive unit could with impunity resort to such devices to block investigation by congressional committees, then Congress would be fustrated in its legitimate function of probing steadily into the soundness and effectiveness of government operations. Congress has the duty to see that government is run in accord with the laws, and run well. Investigation is its weapon in fulfillment of that duty. But the Constitution does not give to Congress the power to administer the government. 71»tt is the function of the Executive. There -is a vast difference between checking to «et that government is run proptrly, tad actually running it. A Most of the "why don't you" fellows are the one* who seldom do—Themselves. * * * The world's hifhwrt jolf eoune i» in New Meri- •t. Hiffh goU erg can be found in lot* of placet. • •* • * * Cattle gain weight faster when they are given nit. It might be a tip to some butchers. Season that thumb! * * * Suecew five* your friend* a fine opening to think you'rt lucky. * * * Only a dumb guy will guess the age of a woman correctly after ihe reaches 25. ienator cannot, under the guise of mere checking, seek to substitute his decisions for those of the Secretary of the Army, of State, or any other department. These are the issues at the root of this controversery. It is not a question of whether Schine did or did not perform KP on a certain Sunday. Schine was just the "trigger" who touched off the dispute. If it had not been he, then sooner or later someone or something else would have caused the explosion. No matter how painful the digressions, the choas and the repetitions, these hearings must go through to their full conclusion. Only thus can we hope to approach the truth about whether either men in the Senate or men in the Executive branch have abused or tried to enlarge the power given them by the Constitution. Just in Case Ever since the outbreak of World War II, the stockpiling of essential materials has been a commonplace of sound defense policy. Now we seem to be going a step further—the stockpiling of factories. Recently, the Ford Motor Company unveiled a complete "packaged" tank factory worth $40 million. In a one-story building, properly dehumidified and put under guard, are stored 5500 items of machinery, tools, gauges and blueprints, all are so carefully catalogued that changes in tank design could be incorporated quickly into the lay-away plan. This is not the first time war plant machinery has been stored, of course. But it is the first time a complete, self- contained factory has been so set aside, ready for speedy assembly in event of need. The plan is a good one, imaginative and resourceful. It is good news that it will be applied to other plans in the future. Views of Others KP-Less Army It looks as if that hallowed Army Institution, kitchen police, might be headed for,the same military limbo as reveille by live burglars. At Vanct Air Force Base, Enid, Okla., they're about to try the economy experiment of turning over the preparation and serving of food to a civilian catering firm. Naturally, all the enlisted men at the base are for it. So will all soldiers be, everywhere, if the idea catches on and spreads to other bases and camps. No more catching KP once fortnight, no more pot walloping and pan scraping, no more bitter words from the cook about the spille dflour sullying hi« spotless floor at Saturday inspection. Sure does sound like a combination of heaven and the fiddler's green of army folklore. Nevertheless, we hope the Army thinks twice before it abolishes KP, that mild and handy penalty for minor military sins. For the generations of soldiers who have endured it, kitchen police had merit as a change from other military mono- tonies. A whack fo KP frequently had its moments of gaiety—contests to see who could whittle the longest spiral of potato peel, barbershop harmony among the pots and pans, interesting experiments with the stimulating properties of lemon extract. What's more, the young man who leaves the service with a philosophic attitude toward dishwashing is two-thirds of a good American husband before the organ's toot starts him down the long, long trail of matrimony. Forward ho!—Providence Bulletin. Need Any Help? Heres an odd item: Adairsvilile, Ga., has inherited $30,000 and doesn't know what to do with it? We have heard of many cities and quite a few individuals who needed $30,000 and didn't know how to get it but seldom has the spending of $30,000 presented such a difficult problem. If the city dads of Adairsville find themselves unable to solve their problem we feel fairly certain that they will have no difficulty in persuading someone to take the surplus funds off their hands. —Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY Money, fame, prestige—these were the false ideals I looked for. Then I found God. I became a Christian. I found that God is real and that my happiness depended on some thing more solid than life I was living.—Coleen Townsend, ex- actress. * * * I will say this, my analysis would indicate that the Russians have been much more afraid of us than we are of them, and their build-up has been a defensive build-up.—Defensive Secretary ' Wilson. * * * I feel the H-bomb and all new atomic weapons, in the long run, will have a greater Influence toward peace than war.—Vice President Nixon. * * * I am remembering that Mr. Eisenhower is our President. I did a lot of work in Nebraska to elect him. But I reserve the right to make some de- Iv* Irownlnf, aw Mn*tor. '/I' I'm Working on a Big Construction Job, Mister! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) —ExclU sively Yours: Marilyn Monroe ma live in a glass house as movie queen, but the blinds will be per manently down on the home o Mr. and Mrs. Joe DiMaggio. Both are nixing byline magazine storie about each other, and Joe's ad vised Fox that in the future he won't even pose with her for photo graphs. Joan Crawford was given the dignity campaign when ads for "Torch Song" hailed her as the firjst lady of the screen. Now it's a frantic-starlet type of publicity- dates with ex-hubby Franchot Tone in New York, a dress described as "little girlish" at a movie party and even a movie guest column signed by her dog, "Cliquot Crawford." Even Hollywood's searching for an explanation. Veronica Lake is in Florida preparing for a song-and-dance night club tour. Her high-asking price for a return to Hollywood scared off the studios. Waiter Wanger wanted her for "Highway Dragnet," but her salary didn't fit the budget. Testimony in Hell's Canyon Legal Battle Fills 13,793 Pages to Date WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Having reached Vol. No. 115, page 13,973, the Federal Power Commission Examiner's hearings are now in recess on the Idaho Power Co. application to build three low dams in Hells Canyon of the Snake River, on the Idaho-Oregon line. These hearings have been going on since last July. They may still be going on next-'July. It is possible that the full FPC may not be able to make its finai decision before next January. The present 60-day recess until May 7 was granted to permit the opponents of the Idaho Power Co. application to prepare their case and make their answer. These opponents favor the erection of one high dam. They want it to be built by the U.S. government, in place of the three private-company dams. Thta is a lawyers' battle. Chief counsel for the Idaho Power Co.-is R. P. "Pat" Parry, an experienced corporation lawyer, who completed his presentation for the three-dam proposal in early March. Chief counsel for the high-dam cause is C. Girard Davidson, former undersecretary of Interior. But day-to-day handling of the case has been left to Mrs. Evelyn Cooper, a soft-spoken .red-headed lady lawyer, who has added a touch of color to this otherwise long - drawn - out and often dull hearing. It is, incidentally, one of the biggest cases to be handled by I a woman attorney in Washington. I Mrs. Cooper had originally asked { for a 60-day recess to prepare her case. Examiner William J. Costello gave her 30 days .Mrs. Cooper appealed over his head to the FPC for her full 60 days, and got it. The FPC technical and engineering staff. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Agriculture, Bonneville Power Administration and other private engineering consultants have all prepared voluminous material on this case. It has covered not only the immediate Hells Canyon locality but the whole Snake River development and its relation to the vast Columbia River power, navigation, irrigation and flood-control development. Apparently fearful that all such material would get so far away from the original subject of the Idaho Power Co. application that the hearings would go on forever. Examiner Costello asked ccunse-1 and witnesses to limit their presentations. He insists that he did not issue a ruling that collateral material could not be presented at all. But when the hearings are resumed, there is some question -as to what will be allowed to go into the record. In expressing his own obvious doubts as to what is admissible evidence in a case of this kind, the Examiner was merely reflecting an area of uncertainty in the Water Power Act which created the Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service When for some years during the summers our home was visited by my nephews and nieces, I would read the ' Bible daily at family worship. The children u-ould say, "Read the Old Testament, uncle," I suppose that the distinctive and beautiful stories of the New Testament were, already very familar to them, but I have often wondered why they so much emphasized that preference for the Old. Certainly, much in the Old Testament cannot be considered appropriate for children — the records of evil kings, the stories of violence and wars, the flagrant im- mortalities of individuals and the adultery of King David. The Old Testament would not be an honest record if it did not reflect the times out of which it came. Nor would it be so profound a book about ma if it ignored the evil in him and dealt only with his quest of righteousness and Ms achievement of faith and goodness. What is dominant in the Old Testament, through children would hardly sense this, is the triumph of good over evil, the passion to be and to do right, the noble and courageous aspiration of those who cried: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts: and see if ther be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlastin" (Psalms 139:23, 24). That is something far removed from the evil of kings, and the falsities of false prophets, about which I have been reading in I Kings. I imagine one of the stories in which the children delighted was the story of Elijah, the man of goodness and courage, the heroic defender of all that he believed to be right, even when he thought that he was standing alone. I think, perhaps, I should have tried to impress upon ' the children the fact that Elijah was mis- l*]Mn About bit •tandinf tlont. There were seven thousand like him. We never stand alone when we stand for the right. . What a treasure house of stories the Old Testament has, as these children had founa out! Is it any wonder that they found such intense interest in the dramatic story of Cain and Abel ? Is it any wonder they delighted in Abraham's pioneer travel and his magnanimous dealings with Lot; in the. story of Joseph, with its tense scenes and its amazing contrasts, and the indomitable character of a man true alike in the depth of adversity as in the height of power? The story of Moses and the Promised Land: the story of Samuel in the temple; those of the great patriots Ezra and Nehemiah — in all these the children found delight.. How wonderful it would be to be young again, with a bunch of youngsters around me. to tell it all againf I wonder how many of you who teach in Sunday schools realize what a privilege is yours, and what an honor. Federal Power Commission. This law was passed in 1920, when all thinking about dams and hydroelectric power was in terms of single rivers and projects. Today the thinking is in terms of basins, like the vast Missouri. Up to now, the Federal Power Commission has insisted on the fullest possible development of waterpower on any river. It has denied applications for, say 100-foot dams if they were inadetor power, navigation and flood control. This has been to prevent underdevelopment of natural resources. To tie up a river for 50 years has been considered immoral, as one official puts it. A practically unused section 7-b of the Water Power Act spcifies that "Whenever in the judgment of th« Commission, the development of any resources for public purposes should be undertaken by the U. S. itself, the Commission shall not approve any application for any project affecting such development, but shall. . .submit its findings to Congress with such recommendations as it may Jind appropriate concerning' such development." This section 7-b was used by FPC in recommending that the New York State Power Authority develop the St. Lawrence River. The application of private power companies for this license was turned down. The issue is whether that will set a precedent for the Hells Canyon case. GUY MITCHELL'S alimony must be paying for Jackie Loughery's new stab at a movie career. Her monthly publicity fee to a press agent is hardly in the peanuts class. Miss Universe winner Christiane Martel plays a French cutie in U-I's "So This Is Paree." Telling Tony Curtis about her English lessons, the French actress said: "Out here in Hollywood I find I'm getting ze nouns and verbs—but I just can't understand all ze propositions." Definite parting of Gene Nelson and his Miriam doesn't mean a retake of his romance with Jane Powell. "I haven't seen Jane since we' broke up last November," he told me. "It's all over with us." About the final crackup of his marriage, Gene says: "We made an honest, sincere and valiant effort at a reconciliation. It didn't work. It was one of those things." AN ESCAPE down the Colorado River in longboats is the plot of a new U-I thriller, circa 1850, titled "Smoke Signal." Charleton Heston stars for Producer Howard Christie. Two hundred miles of the rugged Colorado below Mexican Hat, Utah, will be navigated by the film company. ; , - T, There's always a Ford in a Wayne future. John's 16-year-old son, Pat, makes his film debut in "The Long Gray Line" for John Ford, who directed his dad's first movie. And that reminds me—isn't Clark Gable having talks with Wayne and Bob Fellows about joining their independent film company?. . . Red Skelton and CBS-TV got together for another three years, but the big news is a new one-hour variety format for his shows next season. "Mr. Tutt" pilot telefilm du* for the cameras -soon at Desilu Prod. The series is based on the SatEve- Post lawyer character. Currently emoting in U-I's "Shadow Valley," Walter's still raving about working with Jimmy Stewart in "The Far Country." "Jimmy's a great actor," says Oscar winner Walter, "because he doesn't act. He throws things away." There will be no .memories left of Gene Tierney at the hi* home she's selling. Even the wall-to-wall carpeting is being: removed. Maybe it's needed for Aly's palace? There's BIG competition brewing for the oil well drill responsible for Howard Hughes' millions. The hush-hush drilling experiments are being conducted by a Chicago company in the Ventura, Calif., oil fields. Mari Blanchard is the No. 1 candidate- for Marlene Dietrich's character in U-I's "D e s t r y Rides Again." The film, says the studio, will be a sequel to the hit film, not a remake. It was the flicker in which Marlene warbled, "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have." But since she's been wearing that peek-a-boo dress for nightclub appearances, the back room has been empty. All the boys, like Dietrich, have been out in front. 15 y««ri Ago In tlythwllt Now showing at the Ritz theater: • "Huckelberry Finn," starring Mickey Rooney. Mr. and Mrs. George Hamilton and daughter, Miss Nancy, spent the weekend in Augusta, Arkansas. Mrs. Ross Stevens is in Memphis with Mr. Stevens who underwent a tonsillectomy at the veterans hospital there. There will never be a statehood of womankind as long as there is more flash in one woman's jewelry than in another.—Miami Herald. At the age- of 2%, a Wisconsin irl wins a prize in an art contest. Other parents could exhibit clever paintings by their own tots if there were any way to get the living room wall to the museum. — Knoxville ournal. Nothing can make a fellow go wild like wildlife when it goes wild over his new sown lawn seed.— reenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. IF MANKIND keeps on making and exploding more and more pow- rful bombs, those people who in he time of Columbus maintained hat the earth was flat may yet win the argument. — Greenville S. C.) Piedmont. ROD CAMERON, TV's "City Detective," gave the situation a '•you're kidding" look when a Los Angeles policewoman introduced herself to him with, "My name's Friday." No gag, though. Her name is Lorraine Friday. . .Sudden thought: If Mitzie Gaynor's sweaters get any tighter, she'll need artificial respiration. Each of the 328 players in this event was a regular employe of the commercial or industrial firm his team represented. All of the players were experienced, but very few of them had a national ranking. After making all of these apologies for the bidding, I must still point out that the slam in spades was a beautiful contract. It is hard to suggest any "expert" way to get to the slam, but it is almost unbeatable if you happen to get to it. As it happened, the South play- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Don't Let This Bid Overwork Mind Don't think too hard at the bidding of the hand shown today. North had paid his card fee in a tournament and wanted to get his money's worth. South had some of the same feeling, and between them they really gave their cards a good ride. Perhaps I should explain that the hand was not played in a national championship. It took place in the recent team contest in New York for the Commercial and Industrial Ttam * Four Trophy. NORTH WEST South Pass 24 4 None V 1062 • Q 10654 4 109752 SOUTH (D) AJ 1097654 + AJ4 North-South vul. We* North C»jt Pass 2 V Pass Pass 3 V Pass Pass 4-^ Pass Pass 6 4 5* Pass Pan Opt tiinjt lead Walter Brennan will star in the spades to force out West's ace. Higgins then returned his remaining heart, putting declarer in the dummy before he had drawn the last trump. South couldn't get any discards on the hearts, since West would ruff; and if he got out of dummy to draw the last trump, he could never return to get the discards later on. MOST AMERICANS are not afraid — even during an epidemic of assurances. — Memphii Press-Scimitar. One difference between an investment and a speculation is that if you won you invested wisely, and if you lost you madt s. reckless speculation. Music Making Answer to Previous Puzzlt er, who was fortunate enough to reach this slam, was unlucky enough to encounter the perfect defense. Robert Higgins, one of the few players in the event who has a national ranking, opened a heart from the West hand. This was the first step in a very pretty defense. Declarer won the opening lead in dummy and led the king of spades. East discarded a heart and West held off. When the queen of spades was led from dummy, East discarded the ten of hearts, completing his story about that suit. West properly decided to hold off once more. This defense ruined poor South. He did his best by cashing the ace of diamond* and ruffing 1 a dia- mo*4 ID orttor to fert tot j*cfc «< ACROSS 1 Stringed instrument 5 Singer Pstty 5" O' My ( Heart" 6 Away from home 7 Prod 8Witch of 9 Ladlefuls 10 Forbidden 11 Sacred bull 9 Musical direction 12 Above 13 Black 14 Head covering 1 5 Russian city 20 Respond .17 Japanese sash 22 Saltpeter 18 Bagpipe 24 Essential 19 Fragrant beui S o F» A 1_ C A * A & T T O N E 1_ 1 N E 1_ O E 0 R N A O *\ E N * E A * E T A t* it W, W E T g R & E R tt S///, 4M C u * E R %//. 9 H A N E E * T 1 l_ 'fid. 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