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PAGE FOUR BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BATURDAT, AUGUST IB, 198% THE BLYTHEVILLE COUEIER NEWS TK« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINEB, Publisher KARRY A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor D. HUMAN, Advertising Mandger BoM National Advertising Representatives: Bailee* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atl»nt», Memphis. _ _^^ -- • Entered «s second class matter at (lie post- cffice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any mburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 2Eo per week. Bv mail within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, »2.50 (or six months, $1.25 lor three months; by mill outside 60 mile zone. S12.50 per year payable in advance. I Meditations Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothlns shall offend them. - Psalms 113:165. • * • Peace doth not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence, not in an exemption from suffering. — Fenelon. Barbs Going to work with a bad cold is a very easy way of getting others down. * * * An Oklahoma man who says he never drank, «moked or swore, celebrated Ills ninety-eighth birthday. We wonder how long il really seemed. » « • If you have & new rod, a box full of fancy flies and a. sporty outfit, you're an angler. Otherwise, a fisherman. t * • Th« closer you itel to your relatives, the quicker you really get neit to them. * * * An orator is anyone who can explain to » barber exactly how he wants his hair cut. Knowland Faces Stiff Test In Critical Year Ahead No one need envy too much the new permanent Senate Majority Leader, Republican William F. Knowland of California. He has his work cut out for him. So long as Senator Taft Was alive, Knowland was invested with something of the Ohioan's great personal authority when he spoke as leader. That large, comforting assurance is gone now, and Knowland is on his own. Ahead of him next year, a critical election .season in which GOP control of the Senate will be on the block,,,are such crusty problems as tax reduction, a new farm program, postal rate increases, a new foreign trade policy covering tariffs, extension of social security, possible Taft-Hartley revision, statehood for Hawaii, and a possible Korean peace treaty. All these issues were deferred in 1953. Yet it took every bit of Taft's parliamentary skill and influence to get key parts of the President's relatively modest initial program past the Senate. There were many reasons why. Every one of them might obtain in 1954 as it did this time. First, Republican control is razor-thin. Even assuming perfect accord on the issues, nearly 100 per cent attendance would be needed to keep command at all times. But in practice, the GOP never had accord, any more than the Democrats had before them. Right-wing Republicans showed no more sympathy for the President's programs than for those of his Democratic predecessors. By tremendous effort, Taft managed to pull some of them into the camp now and then, but seldom if ever did he get them all. . Consequently, the administration was dependent on Democratic votes to get important bills through. Since in 1954 the issues will be tougher and the intra-party tensions perhaps greater, that dependence may actually be increased when Congress returns. Knowland took note of the prospect by _bowing acknowledgement fo the . Democrats when he assumed his permanent leadership post. Lastly, President Eisenhower applied a theory of presidential power which tended to leave Congress largely to its own devices. He allowed himself to be, in effect, a congressman's idea of a President. Inevitably this greatly enlarged Taft's difficulties; factional strife intensified without White House leverage to minimize it. Only reluctantly, and then somelimea at great c^st, did Mr. Eisenhower use the authority «t his command. In the new iltuatlon, the President may feel compelled to exercise this huga power more frequently and more tellingly. He may do this personally, or through some agent wise in the ways of politics and legislatures. But whether he does or not, the majority leadership now and in 1954 is sure to provide a stiff test of Senator Kmnvl- and's capacity for growth, for accommodation to a wide range of viewpoints, for dealing with the opposition, for sheer output of energy. Views of Others States And Trucks States continue to struggle with the problem of giant trucks, what they do to roads and what can be done to control the situation. In Ohio the Legislature has Just passed an axle-mile tax which will apply to vehicles with three or more axles. The people of the Buckeye state are now wondering If this tax won't Influence freight transportation tiward smaller vehicles and by this means reduce the number of behemoths on the highways. The new tax, if It has no effect on reducing the number of the larger size vehicles, is expected to bring In $20,000.000 revenue for road building and maintenance. In Alabama a recent check of trucks was made over a period of six weeks to determine how well the law was being respected. Here are the results: Of 1,&H trucks stopped, 217 were guilty of overweight violations or one out of nine; 265 were guilty of carrier law violations; 20 were found speeding; 21 truckers had no driver's license and 17 vehicles were wider than regulations permit. . Not a very pretty record as it moves the Huntsvlllc (Ala.) Times to say": "No one wants to drive trucks off the highways or to harass them, but they should be made to conform to state laws and regulations, both /or the preservation of the roads they use and tor the protection of motorists In cars." — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Still Catching Fish According to the Birmingham News, a bamboo fishing pole manufacturer at Montgomery still is going strong. In fact, stronger. He reports that despite new-fangled fishing gadgets demand for the old reliable cane pola remains heavy; that he Is shipping 75,000 poles a year to 14 states, and Is thinking of moving into the Canadian market. It's a good sign, stirring deep nostalgia; a refreshing reminder that the more things change, the more they remain the same. And what, by the way, does one hear from the bent pin industry? —Nashville Baner The Fiendish Bees The winning of the national spelling bee by 13-year-old Elizabeth Hess of Phoenix, Ariz., hinged on a final contest over two words — "conclnnity" anil "marcesccnt" — which focuses attention on the fact that spelling bees nowadays seem to have evolved into the grim business of attempting to make what Is esoteric a common-place, or, if you will, into a policy of converting a mystery into an open secret 1 Yes, those words are in the dictionary, brtohcr; hut you must be a musical expert to know the first and an authority on botany to know the other. Oh well, after all this is a day when men have to dcsynonymlzc their Interests In the things of the world around them. — Savannah Morning News. What Better Place? A New York representative proposes that the postoffice sell advertising space on Its trucks and mail boxes to cut down the department's deficit. If the requested Increase In rates to achieve that same purpose ROCS through, campaigning Republican congressmen should be splendid prospects for the new medium. — Nashville Tennessean. SO THEY SAY An editor speaks. "Simple language Is bets. There Is no sense in.trying to Jazz up everything with all Ihe groli-squeries we can Imagine." Like grolesqueries, mister? — KIngsport (Tenn.- Times. t * + Police shouldn't be too hasty, says a Judge, about arresting a man for vagrancy. He may ba shopping with his wife. — Fort Meyers (Fla.) News-Press. * * * Celebrity: "Why. yes I'll endorse your clg- aret—(or $50.000." Advertising agent: I'll see you Inhale first."— Carlsbad tN. M.) Current-Argus. * * * Judging from their donations to the church many a member is sold on the idea that sal- vat;un is free. — Rock Mount (N. C.) Telegram. * * * One trouble pcdrslrains are having in maintaining their right ol way Is that there is no successful way Hint has yet been Invented for a pedestraln to run over an automobile. — Lexington (Ky.) Hernld. + » * Some 20 of Russia's ambassadors and ministers have called been called to Moscow for a conference, we read. Maybe Georgl wants to ask them: What could we do next to keep the world scared ? — New Orleans States. Hydrogen Bomb or Just Plain Gas? Peter Edson's Washington Column — Republicans Have No Intention Of Liquidating U.S. Foreign Aid ! - WASHINGTON ~(NEA)— The Republican administration has no intention of liquidating: U. S. foreign aid programs after a!'. This ig perhaps the best news this country has yet given the rest of the world. In the final rush and confusion of the last weeks of Con " S'ess, a report got out tnat Con . g r e s s ordered Peter Edson Mutual Security Administrator Harold E. Stassen to submit plans lor winding up all oroign aid programs by June 30, 1945. It never happened. What did happen is that Congress hnd told Administrator Stassen to submit plans for a complete reov- nnization of all foreign aid programs. There are now more than dozen different foreign assistance laws on the books. As each crisis has arisen over the past six years. Congress has been asked 'or and has passed a new aid prom to deal with It. The result is ,'hat there Js today a great multiplicity oC measures which create nfusion not only at home, but Abroad. President Eisenhower took the irst stop towards simplifying the icdgepodge by his reorganization ilnn number seven, announced June 1. It pulled together Mutual Security Agency, Technical Cooperation Administration which handled Point Four aid to underdeveloped countries and Institute for Inter-Arnerlcan Affairs. TUe new consolidation Is called Foreign Operations Administration, or FOA. Congress approved this plan and then topped it by telling Slassen this was an interim plan lor this year only. When Congress comes back in' January it wants a draft on a new bill to put all foreign aid programs under one roof. Not Abolishing: Foreign Aid There was no thought of abolishing foreign aid next year or -any other time. It was just that Congress wanted the whole business reorganized and simplified so as to make some sense under n single policy. Shortly after President Eisenhower announced his reorganization of FCA, Administrator Stassen started a study of foreign aid agencies. He has brought to Washington a three-man evaluation team to study efficiency. It consists of Walter J. Finkc, vice president of Minneapolis-H o n e y w e 1 1; John U Moore, comptroller of University of Pennsylvania and Leslie M. GravJin, director of Governmental Research Institute, of Hartford, Conn. All hnve worked with Director Stassen before but have had no previous connections with foreign aid programs. The team has been holding hearings nil over Washington, * asking foreign aid people what they do. It will make its first report before Aug. 15. Reshaping of foreign aid operations should begin to emerge slowly thereafter, since Stassen moves rather deliberately. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Servico In 1940 the population of the United States was close to 132.000,000; in 1950 it was just over 151,000,000; and in July, 1952, was es- imated at almost 157.000.000. For the United States this represents an increase of 1.47 persons per hundred each year from 194 to 1950. and 1.11 persons per year from 1950 to 1952. Similar Increases, some of them even considerably larger, are occurring In other countries as well. What does this great increase in the number of people living in the world mean to health? No on knows exactly, although It Is almost certain that in some parts of the world there nve already more mouths to feed than there is food to put in them for adequate nourishment. It is Interesting to note that. about 150 years ago .an Englishman by the name of Malthus predicted that with the increase in population then occurring it would not be long until the number of people on the face of the Rlobe hod been so increased that the products of the land would not feed lorn. During that short space of nine the population of the world has been multiplied more thnn tour times, and It Is probable Hint no more people are starvir~ lociay than did so In Malthus' tinip. The reason for this Is that the earth has been mode more protiwtivp. New areas have boon explored and opened UP to cullivalion, nnd the yield of food substances per acre of land has been enormously Increased by a multitude ot n«-lh- ods, including ferlilizatinu. Im-ia- tlon, new tools, better seeds and the like. Malthus has not boon nlciiw In his pessimistic predictions. Twenty- odd years ago. when the United Stales wan in the groat depression, the birth rate frll off and stayed that way tor several years. The ex- perts then started to figure that the United States was going to reach its peak population in a few years, and that before Ions not enough babies would be born to replace the old folks who passed away. This was the exact reverse of Malthus' worry. People Fooled Experts When World War II came the birth rate started to go up by leaps and bounds. All figures on the .siy.e of the United States population, and when the peak would be reached, had to be completely revised. Perhaps the experts weren't wrong, but the people didn't behave as the experts thought they were going to. Where are we today? If the population grows to the point where the earth can feed no more, there will be mass .starvation. Just when this poiiil would be reached is difficult to predict. It appears that in .some parts of the world starvation is already chronic, but others like ourselves are still comparatively wel off. Cut Expenses 15 Per Cent Congress this year cut foreign- aid administrative expenses by some 15 per cent. This may cause a reduction in force of 500 or more and there is considerable uneasiness in FOA as to who will be fired. Otherwise, foreign aid did not do so badly, budget-wise, as first appearances indicated. The emphasis was shifted noticeably. Europe, which got 73 per cent of all foreign aid last year, gets only 53 per cent this year. Aid to Asia was stepped up from 14 to 24 per cent. Near East and Africa from 11 to 13. Latin-America 2 to 10. White House pressure saved all but $500 million of new funds. But the S4.5 billion appropriated, plus carry-overs from last year of S2.1 billion, makes .$6.6 billion, compared to 56 billion expenditures last year. The House of Representatives at first moved to chop the Point Four program in half. Opposition from farm and church groups was so heavy the Senate put it all back. The two Houses then compromised at $118 million, instead of the $140 million asked for. But to this must be added special technical assistance appropriations of S75 million for India and Pakistan, 5147 million for IB:.. _1 and the Arab states and 59 million for the United Nations. The total is 5349 million, compared to S244 million last year. Stassen told Congress the doctrine and philosophy of Point Four will be preserved by the Republican administration. hold-up. West opened the queen of hearts, preferring the solidity of that suit to the length of the clubs. It was a close choice, but most experts would probably agree with West's actual decision. South automatically refused the first trick, a grievous error. West looked fearfully at dummy's five- card diamond suit and decided that the comparatively short hearts were not strong enough medicine to defeat the contract. He therefore shifted to the three of clubs. This shift proved highly profitable to the defenders and disastrous to South. South had to take his ace • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hold-Up Play Is Very Familiar By OSWALD JACOBV Writlrn for NBA Scrviro / Every experienced bridge player is familiar with the hold-up play. You simply refuse to lake your winning card in a, suit at your first opportunity. The Idea Is to take your trick at such a time as to exhaust one of the opponents of cards In that suit. The hold-up, is a fine play, but even the best play in the world ran be overused, In today's hand. South picked the wrong time to try a NORTH A JOS ¥752 » A Q J 8 7 lVK.il' A 4 2 VQJ109 «42 *Q8732 EAST * A 8 6 3 VK84 465 *KJ64 South 1 N.T. 3N.T. SOUTH (D) AKCJ107 ¥ A63 « KIOS'S A A 10 North-South vul. West North East Pass 2 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — ¥ Q of clubs fairly promptly and could then take five diamonds. He could not make his contract, however, without trying for spade tricks; and as soon as South led the spades East took the ace of spades and returned to clubs. This, naturally, permitted West to sot the contract with his long club suit. U should have boon obvious to declarer at the very outset that the clubs were far more dangerous than the hearts, and that a hold-up play might give West the opportunity to change his mind about the right suit to attack. What's Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Patrice Wymore, under an assumed name', is in New York City undergoing medical treatment that may save the Jife of her expected baby. Even the closest pals of Patrice and Errol Plynn.didn't know about her hush- hush Hight from Italy to the U. S. The truth will out sooner or later, so it may as well be told now. Inside reason why Ida Lupino lost no time in filing for divorce is ihat Howard Duff came home and announced he was in love with another doll. Corinne Calvet, unhappy with the way her career has been going and unhappier over Zsa Zsa Oa- bor's plum roles in French flickers, has fired her agent and is looking for another ten-per-center. Ella Logan's attorneys have the divorce papers all drawn up and Ella's legal action against Freddie Finkelhoffe will commence when he returns from New York. Maureen O'Hara's date at a big- splashy shindig tossed by the Herman Hovers in honor of Connie Moore's return to Giro's was Fernando Para, a relative of the Mex A French film company is planning B movi« titled, "Bikini and Old Lace." Most dramatic moment a* Joanne Gilbert's Mocambo opening came when Donald O'Connor, with Marilyn Erskine, gave the icicl« treatment to Gwen O'Connor, his almost-ex. and her escort, Dan Dailey. They've been friendly up to now. Cwazy 'Bout Depthlel We've been told by 3-D movie makers that filmgoers ar« crazy about the new "depthies." But the other night a Lo« Angeles theater interrupted an all-3-D program with the sneak preview of a new flat flicker. The wordage on the screen: "You Will Not Need Glasses for the Film You Are About to See," cued the biggest burst of applause I've heard since Betty Button's night-club click. Overheard at the Balboa Doll House: "It must be love — she'd rather have his arms around her than a mink coat." Doctors have told Ty Power and Linda Christian to expect a son around Sept. I ... Jane Wyman'a blushing over the "young" Jane Wyman on TV. A movie she mado scan adorer whom Maureen is ex- in 1933, "Wide Open Paces," just peeling to marry. hit the home screens. The grief of Fred MacMurray over the death of his wife, Lily, weeks afterwards, is the talk of the cast members of "The Caine Mutiny." Fred chokes up and becomes speechless when anything reminds him of his loss. The we-love-a-reconciliation set is a-sinile over the dates that Mona Freeman is having with her almost ex. Pat Nerney. Three in a row at the last count. Clark Gable, it's being grape- vined, is discouraged with his career and ready to retire for good after one more flicker. He's still The King, at MGM, but not with new generation of movie-goers. Square Tourist Graying wolves with young dolls are an every-night sight at Giro's but Mike Connolly overheard a juare tourist beam: "Isn't it wonderful how many fathers in Hollywood take their daughters out?" While filming scenes for "The Glenn Miller Story" on location at the university of Colorado in Boulder, Jimmy Stewart used a bedroom in the University Women's 'lub as a dressing room. A sign on the wall there now reads: "Jimmy Stewart Undressed Here." The teen-agers' delight, Rock Hudson, is wearing a scar on his cheek for "The Son of Cochise." U-I brass decided he was much too handsome for the Apache Indian role. Dick Wesson's telling It about a Hollywood playgirl. Her bathroom towels are monogrammed:: "Hers" and "To Whom It May concern." The reconciliation of the Sterling Haydens begins to look like a wreckonciliation. Betty Hayden had Hollywood's tennis set gulping and looking when she lobbed a verbal outburst at her famous hubby on the private courts of a department store magnate's home. Now I've heard everything: more, it should have been clear that .he hearts were not really dangerous. West could not have five hearts, since then East would have held a doubleton king (in which case he would have played the king at the first trick). If the hearts were 4-3, South could well afford to take the first trick and let the opponents eventually make the ace of spades and three heart tricks. Alexis Smith and Victor Jory, co-starring in a summer stock tour, are livid about the romance rumors. When the buzz first started during an earlier tour in "Privato Lives," Alexis denied It to m» vehemently. Those movie commissary menua —Over at Fox. where they're making "Prince Valiant," they're serving Camelot dalad. ONE DIFFERENCE between lit* In the U.S. and Russia is that over here when you say you're going to another country you get shots in the arm—not the headl—Wall St. Journal. 75 Years Ago In B/yf/ieviV/e Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Hughes hav« as their guest Mrs. Frank Garner of St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sandcfeur spent yesterday in Jonesboro attending the wedding of Miss Ruth Cherry and Harold Schnee. Leroy Criner underwent a tonsil- ectomy today at the Walls Hospital One of the surest ways of selling a lot of books, or filling a movie theater with oldsters,: is to let the word get around that the story isn't fit for chiK dren. British Domain Answer to Previous PuzzJs ACROSS 63 Silly 1 British 64 Crin \ son . . domain, 65 Legal point Zealand 66 Lease anew 4 Island is 67 Compass point the largest of this group Wellington 12 Seme gold and mined here '13 Feminine name 14 Female deer 15 Imoortant melnl 16 Onagers 17 Before DOWN Memorandum E1S. , o.JlHScot.) 26 Fish sauce- 47 Solitary 5 Hops' kilns 27 Cosmic order 4.8 Goddess of 6 Bear 28 Ercct 7 Rows 30 Paradise Bit many 31 Weary farms -32 Shield 9 Notion . . 35 Article 10 Civil wrong 36 Parent m . llllt . 11 Observes 37 Out of 18 Grafted (her.) 15 * R" 0 ' r " lial ,, ( J"' C W „ 20 Sailor 21 Golfer's lerm 43 Small flap 21 Strokes 23 Respect peace 49 Mix 50 Dove's home 51 Greek god of war 53 Soviet sea 55 Solicitude 56 Arabian gulf 57 Was borne atleclionatcly ' 5 Separated 22 Footlike part 24 Mineral spring 26 Salient angle 29 Bussed mountain spur 33 Falsehood 34 Small candle 38 Their miners also coal 30 Greek letter 40 Make into law 41 Silkworm 42 Fencing position 44 Sea eagles 4u Kucbaristic wine vessel 48 Mrs. Cantor 4!} Incrustation on a sore 52 Gibbon 54 Cicatrix 58 Roiky pinnacle -59 Painful spots 61 Bustle 62 Follower 45 Short-napped 59 Courtesy titl* fabric 60 Harden

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