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Blytheville, Arkansas
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?AGI six BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1954 Tfflt OOURHR NIW8 CO. M. W. HAINtt, PubUther EAART A. HMNtt, AniiUnt Publiihw A. A. FREDRXCK8OK. Editor D. HUMAN, Adyertiting Bolt National Advertising ReprwentativM: Wallact Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphia. _ - Bntered ai second claw matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Coo- trust, October I, 1917. Member of The Associated Press "" " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: "™* ly carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service if maintained, 3Sc per week, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per Tear, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile tone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Judge me, O God and plead my cause against an vnfodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful.. .anil vnjost man.—Paslms 43:1. ". '' '-'' ,*_. * * AH false practices and affections of knowledge are more odious to God, and deserve to be so to men, than any want or defect of knowledge can be.—Sprat. May 1 was "Child Health Day". We're for child health on 364 other days each.year, too! * * * Despite today's high prices, the most expensive thing about a home is carelesness. » * * The nearest approach to pepetual motion is any school kid wearing out his shoes. * * * Careless people have no license to hunt even after they've bought one. * * * A scientist says that in 50 years we'll have nothing to laugh at. We disagree—there still will be the comics. Historically, Red Cross Is Amazing Organization ; Earlier this month, the International Red Cross observed the 126th anniversary of its Founder's Birthday in a manner much like the way it serves, quitely and unobtrusively. And although we too seldom think of the Red Cross, especially in an historical light. It is an amazing organization. For nearly a century, the Red Cross has transcended military;and political struggles over the world. Its packages and envoys have crossed Bo-mans lands from Europe to Asia. It has been on duty in Japan and South America, helping whenever and where- ever needed in a real Christian spirit. Red Cross has demonstrated again again that compassion for the suffering and unfortunate is a universal emotion— that there are men and women of good will in all parts of the world. In this age of peril, the Red Cross takes on a new meaning as a symbol of cooperation and understanding among peoples. Only Ike's Leadership Can Increase U. S. Unity Not long ago President 'Eisenhower lamented that the American people and the press seem to be captivated by the things that divide the country, rather than the things that draw them together. Actually, this is an old lament in new dress. People are always interested in conflict; and editors know it. Furthermore, the newspapers cannot in any real sense control the content of the news. If there is conflict, it will be reported. It could not possibly be played down and They simply reflect what is going on. other news played up and still leave newspapers any claim to doing a full and honest job. Admittedly the divisive forces working within this nation are more powerful than at any other time in the country's history except the Civil War. Indeed, more than one observer of national affairs has gone so far as to say we are today engaged in a soft of cold civil war. Whether or not the matter has reached that extreme, the conflicts are sharp • and the differences wide. And the combatants appear to grow more harsh and humorless as the days pass. Mr. Eisenhower evidently wishes these unhappy divisions could all be brushed away and we could attach our probleme as a unified people. It would be nice, but it is not so easy as all that To be sure, some Americans magnify and play upon these conflicts, for a variety of reasons, often quite personal. But at base this schism goes deep into the hearts and minds of the people. (How caa they bt expected to be disinterested in t contest in which they themselves are the main participants?) The American people today are highly troubled by the world they live in. They see many things happening that they do not like, both at home nad abroad They are pressed in a hundred ways they never dreamed of a decade and a half ago. The divisions we suffer mirror the tremendous tensions of the time. It would be odd if we all saw our problems the same way. No people ever does, least of all a people so varied in character and background as Americans. Acknowledging this does not mean, however, that we must simply accept these divisions and do nothing about them. We must do all we can to minimize our differences, to find new footing for broader harrnany, fo achieve solutions that are widely acceptable. This is a task for leadership at its most energetic and imaginative level, leadership that can corne only from the White House. The divisions cannot be wished away. To sit back and hope, or merely talk, is to abandon the field to men who find a stake in exaggerating our conflicts. They can only be healed by statesmenlike action which gainst the confidence of the whole people. Readers Views To The Editor: If it is any thing we need it is a modern sewer system. The city officials are to be highly complimented for the splendid work, time, energy and sacrifices they have made on our behalf . . . also the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations that have devoted time and study. After four . . . years delay, two surveys have been made (and) either seem to be okay to serve the city. The old system had been serving for about 30 years. Most things depreciate at the end of 20 years and considered as having served their purpose. Many people have bought or built homes in the old districts who have never paid one penny on sewers since the districts were paid out, but are complaining that they don't want to pay for another for they are getting good service. Some of us are always looking for something for nothing. Mr. Mehlburger . . . says we can have a modern system ... for $1,021,000 . . . City officials should make a check on the quantity of tile needed, size, kind of lift stations required and cost. Very likely .... 20 per cent could be saved if the city purchased the materials and let a contract for installing it. The most equatible way ... of financing this project is to have every piece of property assessed on an equal basis and prorate (the cost) according to value, then tax the water bill accordingly. We have some people who have bought a $50 lot and built a $450 house with their life savings. Other people live in $10,000 homes. It has been said "everybody uses the sewer about the same," but who is most able to pay? Mr. Mehlburger says that $1.80 per month, or $21.60 per year, will take care of the small users. Not all of them by any means. Sewer District Pour will have about $26 per year plus the $21.50 or $47.60 per year. The northern and southern (improvement) districts will have an additional tax. We have lived in Blytheville for 34 years. One half of the city has lived like cats and will have to go on living like cats until a plan is presented that we can afford and pay for. May 18 is election day. If you have a poll tax tax receipt, go and vote one way or another and settle the issue. C. S. Baggett U. W. Moore O. W. Coppedge (Commissioners of Sewer District 4) Views of Others Kids, Stay Home In St. Louis, 15 percent of boys and girls arrested are picked up on streets between midnight and 5 a. m. Ask yourself whose fault it is, U a 15-year-old girl is on the streets of St. Louis at 5 o'clock in the morning. That's why a new ordinance in that city is a good one. On the first offense, the youngster is warned. On the second, the parents are liable to a fine up to $500.—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY Nowhere on this planet today is there an impregnable fortress, a continent or island so distant that it can ignore all the outer world.—President Eisenhower. * * * The Reds' capabilities are greater than we think and our capabilities of defense and retaliation are not as good as most of us think.—Gen George C. Kennedy (Ret.). * * * We are on the right road: Our fate is in our own hands, if we are true to ourselves and to each other, and if we are today, we will remain united as we are today, we will avoid the unspeakable horrors of a third world war.—Lord Ismay, NATO secretary-general. * * * London is a good city. Moscow is a pood city. New York is not bad. Peiping (China) is also i good city.—Russia'* Andrei Vishinslcy. One Might Coll It a Cockeyed Sense of Values Peter Idson's Washington Column — Uncle Sam Is Seeking a Million WASHINGTON—(NEA)—A drive to sell an additional billion dollars' worth of U. S. savings bonds in 1954 has been announced by Earl O. Shi-eve, national director for this Treasury program. Sales in 1952 were $3.6 billion and in 1953 they were $4.4 billion. The new campaign is shooting at a $5.5 billion figure. The idea is to add another million savings bond purchasers to the eight million customers already buying through regular payroll deductions. Also. an attempt will be made to interest purchasers in buying bonds of larger denominations. Experience shows that the $25 bonds cost the Treasury about $6 million a year to handle. While they account for 68 per cent of the paperwork in the savings bond division, these smaller bonds bring in only 27 per cent of the bond revenue. The trouble seems to *be that too many purchasers regard the More $25 bonds are cashed in .after $25 bonds as much like money, being held only a short time than is the case with the $100 bonds. Savings bond experts now figure that if more people bought $100's, they would hang on to them longer. To make the $100 bonds more attractive, the Treasury is now planning to "average date" their purchase. Thus if a purchaser had $5 a week deducted from his pay check towards purchase of a $100 bond, it would start drawing interest at the end of the tenth week, when it was half paid for. Under previous regulations, $100 bonds were dated only when the final payment was made. W. Randolph Burgess, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in charge of all government financing programs and the national debt, says there is nothing inconsistent about promoting the sales of savings bonds in this period of business recession. While there has been much agi- 'tation to increase consumer spending at all levels, to curb the effects of the recession, Mr. Burgess points out that $5 billion a year going into savings bond purchases represents less than 2 per cent of the national .income. Also, he says it's good business for anyone to save as much money as he can, any time. As for what might happen if the economic situation got so bad that savings bond holders cashed in heavily, Mr. Burgess says only that so far there hasn't been enough depression to shake them out.. Total savings bond holdings as of Jan. 31. 1954, were $36.8 billion —the highest amount on record since the end of the war. This figure includes $36,1 billion of the popular Series E bonds and $700 million of the Series H bonds which pay interest regularly from the time of purchase instead of at the time of redemption or at maturity. H bonds have been on the market only since June,. 1952. They are proving more attractive to older savings bond purchasers, who may not have -ten years to live before E bonds mature. A plan is now under consideration to sell H bonds on the installment plan. One of the more encouraging factors to Treasury officials is that so many holders of matured bonds are hanging onto them. About $10 billion worth of savings bonds purchased in wartimes have now matured. But only a fourth of them have been cashed in. The total amount of Series E and H savings bonds now outstanding —$36.7 billion worth—represents 13 per cent of the U.S. national debt. Treasury officials would like to see this percentage raised. The purchase is to get as much of the debt as possible held by individuals. While the national debt is now perilously close to its $275 billion legal limit, Secretary Burgess says there is no danger that the government's savings bond windows will have to be closed. An ample margin of $200 million or so under the legal debt limit will be maintained at all times to take care of current savings bond sales. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD- (NBA) -Guys and Dolls: There will be no retirement for Ruth Roman, who's married to wealthy Mortimer Hall. And she can afford to say "I've had it" as she counts her yachts and polishes the gold faucets on her bathtub. Whispers and rumors to the contrary, Ruth just completed "Case File F.B.I." and intends to-go right on working because— "Because I like to work. I wouldn't be happy if I didn't .My husband approves, .and he thinks it's wonderful that I keep busy." Ruth's on the record as one doll who doesn't ask producers if the part is likely to cop her an Oscar. "I never 'did the greatest pictures in the world," she explains. "Maybe you can't be better than your material, but you can do a good job. When you-start believing in yourself as a great actress and when you start looking for Academy awards, you're in trouble, brother." actors, but I'd rather be doing a scene in a drawing room," he shrugged about the studio's future plans for him. "Every actor likes to be perfect. You don't have a chance in action pictures. You ride a horse, you shoot a bow and arrow, and that's it . "I'll do whatever the studio wants me to do. But I won't be completely happy until I get out of action picturts." WHETHER IT'S Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch or another rugged male who's chosen as the chest- thumping yowler in the new Tarzan films, he will owe it all to Lana Turner. It was luscious Lana who persuaded Lex Barker to moth ball his "Me Tarzan, you Jane" talk and clear the jungle branches for a new vine-swinger. "Yep, it was Lana's idea," Lex leveled on the set of U-I's "Nevada Gold," an outdoor action thriller. "She didn't think I should do any more Tarzans. Then U-I carne along with » promise to give me some good acting roles. The studio wasn't a bit scared. They think it's great that" Tarzan gave me such a following." But it's Lex's chuckling: "We both know I'm no Sir Laurence Olivier. I'll stick to action pic- tares." With a role opposite Tony Curtis in "So This Is Paris." and locks dyed the color of Marilyn Monroes' tresses. Corinne Calvet is far from the unhappy, discouraged movie doll that recent headlines made her out to be. "My new' 'air geeve me a big leeft," zippy Corirme's saying. "I will now always be very blonde. I even like myself in ze morning w'en I wake up wiz a hangover." About the false suicide headlines, the French pastry now says: : "Did I evaire was scare w'en I wake up in ze 'ospital. Wow! You see, I am not used to sleep wizfiut my 'usband and I take pills so I can sleep. Nobody tell me you cannot mix bourbon wiz seconal.' ' "I WAS THE most discouraged actor in Hollywood." That's Howard Keel talking about his frame of mind before he hit the bull's-eye in "Kiss Me Kate," and confessing: : "They Were very unsure of me and felt I couldn't swing it. They were looking for somebody who could act like Olivier and sing like Lanza. I made a couple of tests and then worked my hide off." Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service To call a woman a "Jezebel" is to mark her down as among the most corrupt and vilest of human creatures. It emphasizes the way in which Biblical personalities and events have became symbolic in literature and throughout the ages. The CHRISTIAN HERALD, in the days when the famous T Dewit Tallmadge was its editor, used to- have a section under the heading "The Bible a"d the Newspaper." This section linked many modern events with similar happenings in the Bible. . suppose that to many, even well-informed people, allusions to t v Bible which are quite intelligible to Bible student are not at all undertsood, or their source is not recognized. I have often told the story of t 1 e young man in Providence, R. I who made th^ discovery of the Book of Esther w>.en he bought a boat called The Vashti. I was amused some years ago when in dictating about someone "hanged high as Hainan's gallows," my secretary, an honor graduate of a distinguished college, had gone to Ue Literary Editor to sk what I meant. Of course, I suppose we might all be easily stumped. My wife recently expressed amazement that I couldn't tell her about some Biblical matter about which she thought I ought to know. There are an enormous amount of details that have little or nothing to do with the moral and spiritual teaching of the Bible. But about the main facts and characters of the Bible anyone who has even moderate literacy pretentions ought to be informed. This is quite a disgre'ssion from Jezebel. But what is there to say about her anyway, except that she was a scheming, evil woman? The one to talk bout in that story is Elijah, who didn't hesitate to t her even though she was a woman. If Jezebel had been a worshipful woman, sincerely and earnestly devoted to her false gods, one might have some sympathy and respect for her as an honest, tbougb mi»t*keB and deluded, be- liever. Even at that any respect might fail when one considered the licentious and immoral aspects of the idolatry- to which she adhered. But she was no sincere idolater. She was a vicious and murderocs woman who stopped at nothing. The depth of her wickedness was not found only in her opposition to Elijah and her effort to destroy him. It was also in her action about | Naboth's vineyard (I Kings , 21). j Ahab seems to have been a mild character in comparison with her, though he was evil enough. To have stood against these two, king and queen with power on their i side, meant profound courage as well as faith. A greater one than Elijah was to come, who refused to "call down fire from heaven as did Elijah" when His disciples wanted Him to punish villagers who had treated Him rudely. Jesus rebuked them, saying, "Ye ! know not what manner of spirit ye | are of." He had come to save men's lives, not destroy them. But according to his light, and his time. Elijah was a great prophet of righteousness, a true forerunner of the greater Prophet of Love. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Meet Good Defense With Best Playing When a hand cannot be made against perfect defense, don't give up. Perfect defense is the exception rather than the rule, and your best course is to play the hand in such a way as to give the enemy their best chance to make a mistake. When today's hand was played, West opened the ten of spades. Mrs. Sally Lipton. playing the South hand, ducked in dummy, and East won the first trick with the queen of *pade». JCa*t returned a trump, and Mrs. Lipton drew trumps in two rounds. It was now fairly clear to declarer that she would probably lose two spades, a diamond, and a club. There was, however, still the chance that the opponents would fall into error. Mrs. Lipton gave the enemy their first chance by leading a low diamond from her hand. If West had played low, as he was sorely tempted to do. East would have been obliged to win with his king 14 WEST EAST A 10 982 4KQ5 ¥73 ¥42 • AJ974 • K8653 + QS *J43 SOUTH (D) 4J43 ¥ AK J65 42 *K1085 Neither side vul. South Wort North East ] V Pass 3 ¥ Pass 4 ¥ Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—ft 10 of diamonds. East would have to return a diamond, and South would ruff. Declarer would now take both top clubs and end play East with a third round of clubs. East would have to lead away from his king of spades, thus giving declarer a ruff and a discard. West avoided the trap by going up with the ace of diamonds on the first round of that suit. He then led the nine of spades through dummy's ace, thus taking his partner out of the end play. Thwarted temporarily, Mrs. Lipton put up dummy's ace of spades, ruffed dummy's remaining diamond and then led a spade to put East in with the king. If East had counted carefully, he would have known that declarer had four clubs, so that a ruff and a discard would do her no good. East did not count, however, and automatically returned a club whin t» WM put in with tbt king THE BOOK titled "How a Young Actor Can Get Ahead in Hollywood" can be bought at a bargain price from Eock Hudson, who doesn't believe what it preaches. Rock, Hollywood's No. 1 contender for Clark Gable's throne since the premiere of U-I's "Magnificent Obsession," read all the chapters in the volume and wrote "I doubt it" on every page advocating westerns and swashbucklers. "It may be all right for some of spades. The club return trapped West's queen and now declarer could finesse through East's jack to make the contract without losing a club trick. 15 Yws Ago In f/yth«vi//< Buzzy Crafton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Crafton, is ill of ton- silitis at the home of his parents. J. Nick Thomas and Harvey Morris returned from Heber Springs where they rode in the fox hunts being held there. The lawn of the R. P. Kirshmer home on the north highway last night was the scene of a picnic for 30 members of the Little Theater Players and their friends.. After supper had been cooked over an open fire, the guests were amused by singing and games. LIZ— Men and worms. . thing in common. There's always danger of a chicken picking them up. ' PRESIDENT EISENHOWER says retaliation must be swift if America ever is suddenly attacked in this atomic age. Anyhow much faster than Congress can debate a declaration of war.— New Orleans States. ONE THING about hiding the eggs for the kiddies at Easter -— it's about the only way you can find the last few of those you hid last year.— Florida Times-Union. A CAPSULE definition on economics which might well be read with interest in Washington was recently coined by the chairman of a Negro farm meeting. "If our outgo exceeds our income," he said, "the upkeep will be our downfall." — Savannah Morning News. REASON stands no chance these days when it collides with "practical politics."—Chattanooga News- Free Press. Nothing has been done about the high price of coffee despite the recent hullabaloo, so Aunt Sally Peters supposes it was all just another big stir. 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