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PAGE FOUR BT,YTHEVTLT,E (ARK.) COimiER NEWS FRIDAT, AUGUST H, 1991 THE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEW* OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher KAIUtT A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREPRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wall»c« Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AttwiU, Memphis. Entered »s »econd cl»s» matter »t th« post- office »t Blythevule, Ark»n*»», under act of Congress, October 8. 1817. Member cf The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By cirrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maln- Uined, 25c per w«t By mail, within t radius of 60 miles, J5.00 per ,.. r S250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »W,50 per ye« payable in advance. Meditations ( Mid, Lori. b» merciful unto me: heal my Mill; for I b»ve rinnei aialnst tht*. - P»ta» 41:4. » * * Earth changes, but the ioul and God stand jure. — Robert Browning. Barbs •trange. but it'i when you have the nerve that you art afraid to go to the dentist. * * * An Ohio Jury with 8 women on it returned a verdict In three nmlntes. We wonder where the bridge tame wai. * * * How many people have spent weeks raising one good radish Instead of a dime for a whole buncht * * * "New Hom« With Every Known Convenience" —advertisement. Except low eoett * * * The trouble with some European nations is certain European notions. Ike's 'Down Patrol' Restores Tooth for Breakfast Ritual You're hearing an awful lot lately about the things President Eisenhower is doing for the game of golf. But has anyone given any thought to what he's doing for-that ancient ritual, breakfast? On the matter of golf, the evidence appears overwhelming. Sales of golf balls and clubs are up, club memberships have gained, the golf pros have more business, and the public links are crowded. The sports experts insist "Ike" has a good deal to do with this flurry of activity. Even lobbyists, some of whom probably have never hefted anything heavier than a highball, are flailing away with jrolf sticks, acquiring a hook or a slice. They haVe to get out on the course, if only to be able to tell their clients they replaced one of Ike's divots. As for breakfast, the cold statistics aren't in yet. But we'll waorer t' n ev make an impressive arrav. For the Present and his whole official entourage have made it .lust about the most 'rrmorta^t, meal of the day. governmentally as well as ^astronomically. Everybody's up and gultiino- awav by 7:30. Mr. Eisenhower tosses off a murderous phrase like "see you at breakfast tomorrow" PP casually as snmebodv else might say "let's have fl ciuiek one around 5:30 this afternoon." The men who really want to pet his ear — or t>>at of pome assistant — have Ipavned they have to .ioin the dawn natrol A frooH rruiTiv neonle knew the Pres- irleti^ liked to talk business over a meal. But they never imagined he'd crive ton prioritv to breakfast. v nnM plmnst W™k he was trvino- to tret rid of the fainthearted. That's an old nrofessnv's rrirk: fosses at seven to shuck off the indifferent. Sooner or later the egjr market is going to feel a tremor from all this. And it wouldn't be surnrisinjj to hear that the breakfast neonle. were nushine hlnck lines a bit higher on their business charts. Furthermore, if you're eoinjr in for breakfast on the presidential scale, you can't stafrjrer to the table p.nd nibble morosely at burnt toast or stare blankly at black coffee. You have to be of good cheer, to make a thing of it. _Morning grumpiness is out. Whether rke's resurrection of this rather discredited ritual will have lasting effect, or whether it will be good, we wouldn't care to say. A lot/will depend on what kind of a human being the breakfast-eating tyro turns out to be by sundown. If he's grumpy over steak and potatoes, what h»vt we-gained? Four-Power Talks Please Moscow • Though the Russian acceptance of Allied proposals for a four-power conference on Germany is not exactly unqualified, the Kremlin apparently did not set any conditions which would be likely to block such talks. They spoke of having Red China at the table, and of widening the deliberations to include "international tensions," but not In insistent tones. Understandably not. Because a four- power conference would seem to play right into Russia's hands. The West could hardly have devised another move so pleasing to the men in Moscow. By the evidence of riot and unrest in East Germany and the other satellites, by the testimony of the best experts on the Soviet Union, the post-Stalin regime is in the throes of a great power struggle. And while it goes on the whole Soviet edifice is shakier than anytime before in its history. Views of Others Poor Propaganda In granting William Z. Foster, chairman of the American Communist Party, a new and possibly lasting reprieve from standing trial under the Smith Act because of an alleged serious heart ailment, Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan may have dealt the Reds a more serious blow than had he forced Poster to go on trial. There's nothing that makes the Communist and their fellow sympathlezrs cry louder or mimeograph their propaganda faster than bringing one of their self-styled martyrs to Justice. No matter what crimes one of their number may have committed, they Invariably label his punishment as "persecution." But even the Reds, we expect, will have a difficult time translating or transforming a "reprieve" Into a "persecution." The development prompts a second observation. If Poster is so seriously 111 with the heart condition that a trial might "permanently Impair his health," how come he Is still so active In promoting the interests of the Communist Party? Almost dally, he spends his lime working In behalf of the Red conspiracy. He has been writing regularly for the Daily "Worker," denouncing America's position in both the hot and cold wars and giving aid and comfort to the enemy In Red China and North Korea. He uses his personal liberty — while awaiting trial — to undermine the liberty of all. He takes the rostrum frequently and blatantly to exhort the Marxian Ideology. Which activities are rather remarkable lor a character too old to stand trial. In fact, it would seem that the Reds would realize they might be guilty of "persecution" themselves in forcing this "dying old man" to labor so ardently for their cause. — Nashville Banner Wonderful Leisure! What of the future? Bayard L. England, president of Edison Electric institute, snys that air conditioning, dustproof and Insect proof, will be as common as radio, and the push-button equipment will be more completely automatic than is dreamed of now. Thus the home manager will have still more time for community affairs and enjoying life. And perhaps, with those electric brain machines, the men will have time for extra activities — surh as darning thrlr own socks. — Greenville (Tex.) Evening Banner. SO THEY SAY When we were broke, we were happier. — Joanne Dru, divorced wife of singer Dick Haymes. + * * An ornery, curmudgeon type of Individual who Is alleged to be a personality problem seems more able to ward off the final results of cancer. — Dr. Heller, cancer expert, speculates that Senator Taft succumbed swiftly to cancer because he was a "kindly man." * * * We can forsee no limit to the atomic power that can be packed into our atomic arsenal. — Eugene zuckert, Atomic Energy Commissioner. * • * Ex-Presidents are expected to talk about birthdays . . . but there are more important things than that — Ex-President Herbert Hoover on his 79th birthday. * * * I don't think there has ever been a President who understood more clearly than Elsen- hower that Congress is NOT a rubber stamp. — Sen. William P. Knowland (R-Callf.). * t * * I gained weight running for senator; I lost a pound a day running for student body (college) president. — Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La.) * # * What's the matter? I always drive that way. — William Stickler, Pacolma, Calif., arrested for 18 traffic violations In four miles. * * * When Washington announces that the Russians have exploded such a bomb (hydro«cni then I will believe it — not before. — Harold Urey, U. S. Scientist who worked on first A- bomb. » * * If Qod can't make me well, I'm going to heaven where He can take care of me. — Randy Booth, four-year-old of Tacoma, Wash., suffering trom lymphiUo leukemia. —And Thou Beside Me Peter Edson's Washington Column — Capital Social Problem Solved; ( I Wouldnt Know* Answer Handy Peter Edson WASHINGTON —CNEA)— The wife of Turkish ambassador to Washington, Feridun C. Erkin, Is regarded as one of the most beautiful hostesses In the capital, and a most Ingenious woman. Washington lad 1 e s attending one of Mme. Erkin's formal luncheons find at their places a small, lipstick- red napkin, in addition to the regular napkins of natural linen, beautifully embroidered in Istanbul with pastel silk and gold thread. Mme. Erkln used to find her real chores as a hostess began after a Darty. When her guests had gone, ,he ambassador's wife would spend naif an hour on each linen napkin, gently rubbing lipstick stains out of the gold. Mme. Erkln would ust no one else to do this delicate restoration job. The result was her brainstorm ;o give her feminine guests a second napkin — a red one — Just for wlpptng lipstick. It might set a new fashion, for what might be called, in her honor, 'erkins." Mild-Mannered General General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, can probably go down in history as one of the nildest-mannered fishting men ever to wear a uniform. He seldom ost his temper, he was kindly, and even when he had to reprimand someone General Bradley vas famous as a master of the nlld reproof. The classic example came when General Bradley was being escort- id by his personal staff to a suite n a New York hotel. An aide walked Into the parlor first to see f everything was secure and in irder. He took one sniff of the •apor trail left by the previous oc- upant and remarked wisely, 'Smells like a French boudoir." Without a moment's hesitation, General Bradley answered in his sual soft voice with the mild rc- iroof, "I wouldn't know." That phrase lived on. During the cnate investigation into the dis- nissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur s Par Eastern Supreme Com- nandcr. General Bradley knew hat he, would be asked f» lot of uestlons that he simply could not answer, without giving away some of the country's top secrets. He put this problem up to his staff and they went to work on it. Finally one of them recalled the mild reproof in the general 1 s remark about the French boudoir perfume. So that was the answer the general used to ward off many an unanswerable question, and it kept him off the hook. ISC Unemployed The suggestion of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to use American troops in rebuilding Korea has another aspect that doesn't affect the U. S. It has to do with the 100,000 members of the Korean Service Corps. These men dfd legion duty all through the war, carrying huge loads of food and munitions over the rough mountain country to the front on 'arf'A' lashed to their backs. It was figured that if U. S. troops had done this supply work, it would have cost $1150 per man per year. The Koreans did it for $400. But now that the fighting has stopped, most of the 100,000 men In the Korean Service Corps are out of Jobs. It means that the Korean economy will lose a payroll of about $4 million annually, which Is a lot, of money in Korea. It is considered Important that these Korean laborers be among the first to work on rehabilitation projects. Chamber Issues Calendar U. S. Chamber of Commerce has taken over the Department of Commerce chore of issuing a calendar of special days, weeks and months for business promotion. The go\ r - crnment had to stop this service when Congress cut appropriations. All the government files on Mother's Day, Child Health Week, Bride Month and the like have now been sent to U. . C. C. In Washington. It will issue Us first calendar In October, for 1954 promotion, nt no expense to taxpayers. TOW'S Back Pay U. S. Army has adopted a policy of not revealing how much returned prisoners of war will col- ect In back pay. Main reason: to protect POW's from confidence men. It's also considered necessary to avoid hard feelings among the men themselves. There are pay factors which vary with each soldier, such as rtow long he has been in service, how much allotment is being sent to his family. It's not even certain that Maj.- Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service By W E. Gilroy. D. D Shortly toward the end of the irst world war I was traveling on lie train with a relative, a young Canadian who had been invalided ome after flying for the greater art of the war with the British "loyal Air Force. At the time he ad come home he was the only lan left of his original squadron. Ml the others were either dead, laimed or prisoners. He had been hrough all sort.s of thrilling es- apcs, and at that very time had a ullet in his leg. Flying the "old crates" of that ;ar, he had come down one day 'ith forty-five bullet holes through is plane. Another day a shell had one right through the plane be- wecn himself and his observer, nd another day he made a crash tnding from six thousand feel, fiuf- rring nothing worse than a broken RW. I asked him how he accounted for pf.e remarkable escapes while so nany others had perished. He was n extremely pood man. but he did carry his heart on his sleeve, nd h* replied, rather sheepishly, "I guess some one at home was praying." I knew that man's mother, a devout Christian, whose prayers, if any person's, might well prevail. But somehow the answer left me questioning. What about the others, who went down in flaming planes? Did God not care for them? Or did they die because they had no godly mother at home to pray for them? Or because some mother's prayer went seemingly unanswered. Yet, as these unsolved puzzles were in my mind. I realized that this man's experience illustrated something of the real nature of prayer. He was a dentist, who had gone overseas in the denial service. He did not need lo enlist in any other service to do his part. When'he enlisted in the R.A.F. he was warned how brief was the life of the average aviator at the front. He was not of a particularly adventurous spirit, as later events proved, but since he had no Rirl or dependents he fell, that he could elve himself ' to tht most dangerous service, Gen. William Dean, the highes ranking American POW, will ge the most back pay. It has been estimated that he might draw as much as $30,000, but this figure could be way off. Some of the ful colonels who had been prisoner? for longer periods might draw even more than Dean. The plan now is to give each POW $150 as soon as he is released, then settle In full after re> turnees reach the U. S. By law : a man could demand full back pay at once, but it's not, expected many will ask immediate settlement. Alien Muddle Out of nearly 100 denaturaliza- tfon and deportation proceeding against alien Communists in x the United States, the Department o Justice has thus far been able to get only one out of the country. Mrs. Goldie Bessie Davidoff, otherwise known as Gerry Frank, a p3j.iodap SBM 'iuaj]uojM jo a^ne to Canada on June 30. In addition the Department has a fair chance of deporting Jean Fougerouse, a native of Tahiti and a French citizen, ordered deported at Seattle for west coast Communist activity. ' The difficulty Is In getting countries in which the aliens were born ; to take them back, but of 17 or- idered deported all have resisted deportation. Among them are a number of old Commie leaders— Israel Blankenstein o£ Russia, a charter member of the American party; Jacob Stachel and John Wil liamson. Proceedings are under way to deport 16 more and nine others are under Investigation. In addition, denaturalizatlon suits are under way against 14 Communists and 36 more are being Investigated. After denaturalization has been approved by the courts, deportation proceedings may start. No deportation may be ordered for native-born Americans. Dead New Deal The New Deal In Puerto Rico may now be said to be officially dead, from a legal stand-point, anyway. Congress toolc this step just before it went home by passing a resolution to liquidate the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration — .PRRA. This was the outfit into which all WPA, REA, housing and other programs of the 1030's were put for administration on the island. Congress hasn't appropriated any money for PRRA since 1941, but it has taken eight years to liquidate its affairs. though he later said, "I take off my hat to the men in the trenches." During the weeks before the armistice, while seriously wounded, he spoke of nothing but going back. But when the armistice was signed he declared that he would never put foot In a plane again as long as he lived. He died not long ago, and so far as I know he kept that word. My point is that here was a man wholly committed and consecrated to his mission. In that particular task he seemed utterly devoid of fear. His life was a prayer, and I think it gave him nevre, strength and skill. I do not know the mystery of why some die, while others escape seemingly equal dangers, but I do believe that the deepest meaning of prayer is not a matter of physical safety or favor but of the commitment of life to God, and to all that GBd calls us to be and do. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Figurt Your Hand Before You Leap South was a trifle llchl for Ihe opening bid of two no-trump In tc- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: John Agir'i career counsel, Producer Hal Makellm, is denying that Shirley Temple has barred her ex-hubby from seeing his six-year-old daughter, Linda Susan. Agar hasn't seen the girl since Shirley's arrival in Hollywood six weeks ago but that, Bays Makelim, is because:: "John has a certain amount oi pride. He desires to see his daughter and he prays for her. I believe any bitterness between Shirley and John will subside." Just before the Ida Luplno-How- ard Duff marriage went crash, they had settled, a fight with the medico who delivered their child, day's hand. This bid usually shows 22 to 24 points, with balanced distribution an8 all suits well stopped. In this case South had only 21 noists, but he had two tens that he hoped would make up the difference. North properly raised to three no-trump despite the singleton. He thought that game at a minor would be more difficult than game at no-trump. Actually game at diamonds would have been fairly easy, but North's decision was nevertheless quite reasonable. West opened the four of hearts, East put up the queen, and South won with the king. Since the diamonds were the main hope, declarer went after the suit immediately by leading the king. West carefully played the niee of diamonds on the first round of that suit, beginning a signal to show that he held only two cards in the suit. East could then easily read that South had three diamonds, which meant that Bast could not afford lo take the first or second diamond trick for fear of giving declarer the rest of t the suit. South wasn't surprised when he was permitted to win with his king of diamonds. He continued with the jack of diamonds and overtook NORTH II A962 V9 • Q 10843 4QJ94 WEST EAST 4J87 AK54 VJD641 (TQ752 »D5 «A73 + 532 4K106 SOUTH(D) 4AQ103 V AK10 « KJ6 «, A87 North-South vul. Sooth Wect North Eut iN.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—¥ 4 with dummy's queen. East didn't dare take the trick so soon, for then South would have made the game easily with four diamonds, two hearts, two black aces, and a choice of finesses in the black suits. When dummy's queen of diamonds held, it was clear that the diamond suit could not be brought In. But South made good use of the fact that he was in dummy. He returned the queen of clubs for a finesse. East played low, of course, and dummy's queen of clubs held. Now South had to call on still another suit for his contract. He led a low spade from the dummy and finessed the queen of spades from his nnnd. When the finesse held, he led the ace of spades and gave up a spade trick. The rest was easy. South's last ipade was good, and he therefore made three spades and two tricks in each of the other suits. Bridget. The Duffs received a bin for $3600 for the stork work tod decided to battle the high tariff. After months of legal wrangling, the bill was reduced to J1800 and the Duffs paid up. Pat Wymore, in town to rent th« Errol Flynn manse, scoffs at rumors of a separation. "You've always been right about us before," she told me, "but this time you're wrong." But this time Pat may be wrong. Her child, she says, will be born In Rome in November — "I've found a doctor who can speak English." Then, says Pat, she will resume her career. Wanda Hendrix is beamir/;. Singer Jerry Lazar. her first big romance since Audie Murphy, ii screen testing at U-l. . . Angela Lansbury, who chirped in "The Portrait of Dorian Grey," is being offered as a songstress to the Las Vegas spots . . . It's eye-popping but true: Fox casting director Billy Gordon has a TV set In his office. Sees actors in TV plays and sends for them, too. Jeanne Blasts 'Em The Screen Directors Guild Is up t arms about Jeanne Grain's charge, printed, in the trade paper, Hollywood Reporter, that most movietown directors are antife- male and are responsible for the death of great love stories on the screen. Jeanne, I'm told, won't backtrack an inch despite a secret meeting called by the directors. The Richard Widmarks won't cut the threads that bind them to Hollywood when his Fox contract expires. Dick's eight-year-old daughter will remain in a movietown school while he and his wife are in New York. "And I'll b« back if a good movie comes along," he told me on the set of "Hell und High Water." "I Just want to be free for one* in my life — free to accept exciting offers." Overheard: At the Captain'* Table: "I prefer a man with a good head on his shoulders — preferably mine." At the Hamburger Hamlet: "I know I'm married, t keep seeing his suits in my closet." No Popcorn? Note from Diana Lynn In London: "What a wonderful plac«. People don't munch popcorn at the movies." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Miss Mary Ann Nabere has returned from a two week's visit in Tupelo and Amory, Miss. James Guard left last night for Chicago, where he attends the Chicago of School of Oplometry. A burning sun that has shone relentlessly here during the past week sent the temperature here to a high of 101 degrees here yesterday. Neighbors' children who ar*. exceptionally smart, says Aunt' Molly Harmsworth, are likely to be the kind you can love .. let alone and usually the latter. Missing Words ACROSS 56 Deeds l__and wife" as a bone 4 Death DOWN 8 Watch your 1 Swabs 2 Region 3 Periodical 4 Obsession 5 Curved molding 6 Feel sorry 7 and 12 Mineral rock 13 Awry 14 Skin orifice 15 Church seat 16 Denials 18 More impudent 20 Group of eight 21 Vegetable 22 You will or—- 24Pollyanna, the'l Nuisance biscuits 8 Sugar and 24 Metric measure 25 Jacob's son (Bib.) your own26 Perfect horn 10 Sea eagle 27 Didn't mind 28 Gaelic 29 The seven girl 26 Followers 27 Moines, Iowa 50 Paid back 32 Jury summons 34 Take vengeance SSUrfa's former name 33 Russian village I 37 Hit the : ' on the head 39 Sorrows 40 Young horse 4I"Oh, what a tangled we weave 1 ' 42 Anir.ial track 45 Mexican' packsaddle 49 Forced 51 Oriental coin 52 Toward the sheltered side 53 "Emerald Isle" 51 Lamprey 55 Weight measures 17 Threw 19 Closed automobile 23 On the 31 Pay no attention 33 More recent 38 Slanted lype 40 Cintcnds with 41 \ 'ks in \ .er 42 L - away! 43 He .:cback 44 Portent 45 Impudent 47 Scoff 48 Single 50 Meadow 10

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