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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 21, 1954
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fAOBFWl BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAT fl, W54 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT OOUKHR N*WS 00. H. W. HAMS, PttbUlhw KAJUtT A. HA1N1S, Assistant Pubiiahar A. A. FREDRICK8ON Editor FACL D. HUMAN, Adwttiin* Maaaffar •olt National Advertising Wallact Witmer Oo, New Tort Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. •ntered M second class matter at the port-. c«k* at BlythevlHe, Arkansas, under act of Ooa- October I, 1117. , SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier serricf it maintained, 2Se per week. By mail, within a radius of SO mllet. $5.00 per year, t250 for six months, 11,25 for three months: by mail outside SO mile aont; $12.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations For brad hath forgotten his Maker, and bulld- «fh temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but i win send a fire upon his cities, and it •hall devovr the palace* thereof.—Roaea 8:14. ''.';..; , . * * # It is as expedient that a wicked man be punish•d as that a sick man be cured by a physician; for all chastisement is a kind of medicine.—Plato*. Just a few chunks of beef seem so silly for restaurants to make such a big stew about. , . ' V . , .- # # * It's not so bad to drop your wealth if you drop It into government bonds. .. ' * * * A Michigan insurance nun says that seven koun sleep is enough. When did they atari sleep- tot* .'"•'•• - ' * • * * Golfing season brings the time when a man's wife changes from his better half to his bitter half. » * * How do machines that dispense apple* know how many worms yon want? ' ' ' ' * *. »,• It'll help when everyone learns that there la no reward for finding fault. House Study of Foundations Starting on Shaky Ground It may surprise some people to learn there is more than one investigation un ? der way in Congress these days, but it is a fact. And one of them/led by Rep. Carroll Reece of Tennessee, seems to have gotten off to a very unpromising start. Reece heads a special House ^committee set up last summer to study operation of the nation's tax-free educaion- al and philanthropic foundations. Since then the committee staff has in research in preparation for the public hearings currently in progress. This is the second time the foundations have been examined in the past two years. In 1952 a committee headed by the late Representative Cox of Georgia eyed these organizations suspiciously but concluded by urging that there be more of them. Reece disapproved of the verdict, and served notice of intent to reopen the inquiry. It was natural that when Reece proposed a new committee he would voice doubts about the wisdom of foundation programs and policies. Without some such complaint, he could hardly hope to win his point that a fresh look was required. As it turned out, however, Reece went to extremes, suggesting the foundations were in a "diabolical conspiracy" to further socialism in the United States. What is even more astonishing, his staff research director, Norman Dodd, has led off the new hearings by presenting publicly a staff report which offers "tentative conclusions" before any open testimony has been taken. If any committee has ever previously restored to this baffling tactic, it escapes memory. One would imagine that, as with most committees, the preliminary staff report would be for the priyate guidance of the inquiring lawmakers, to enable them to direct the public questioning pointedly. Dodd did not rest with that. He stated conclusions which, though often couched in fuzzy language, appeared to support in a general way Chairman Recce's "indicment" of last summer. He suggested that the foundations, in financing educational, social and other experiments, were operating in violation of th* "public interest." A umpk: "ft latins incredible that the trui- t««s of typically American, fortune- craaUd foundations should hava permitted them to be used to finance idaaa and practices incompatible with tha fundamental concapti of our Constitution/' is he enlarged his approach Dodd disclosed that it is perhaps the mere fact of social change in the past 50 years that may be troubling him. The country's outlook has altered markedly toward wider acceptance of internationalism and of a magnified role for government in domestic affairs. Dodd complained the foundations have both "taken advantage" of this change and contributed to it. Is he thereby suggesting they should have helped instead to freeze the nation's thought and action in the patterns of the past? In a country proud of constant change, is some sort of sin. And it may be even harder to show that foundations like Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford, which have poured out copious funds to advance our understanding and our welfare, are engaged in a devilish and subversive plot against the American people. Senator Hoey The late Sen. Clyde Hoey, North Carolina Democrat, won deserved plaudits for the fairness and vigor with which he pursued his investigative chores in the Senate. It was he who headed the Senate Investigating Committee when it dug into the "five precenter" scandals a few years back. Though a loyal party supporter, he did not hesitate to plow up dirt against a Democratic regime. At the same time, he kept his inquiry within constitutional bounds, never trying to invade the prerogatives of the Executive Branch, In fact, he upheld them. A story book senator who was the very picture of the courtly southern gentleman, he will be missed for the contribution he made to orderly, vigilant government. Views of Others Let Arguing Wax Hot Boys and girls of today seem to be runniing smack into a problem that has plagued boys and girls, and men and women; since the dawn of time. The problem is how to argue without getting mad. Nearly half of 1,000 youths answering a questionnaire sent out by the Young Women's Christian Association listed the matter of angry arguing as one of their prime problems of citizenship. They wanted to know what to do about their tempers. We doubt that the YWCA can supply a formula-like answer for the young people. We know we can't. We would say only this: Every individual, young or old, must,come eventually to the realization that while all of us are much alike, we are also much different. That is, no two people ever see anything eye to eye. If the two people, witnessing the same incident can not go into court and testify to it exactly the same way, then it should be easy to see how much more difficult it is for two people to see abstract principles or philosophical topics exactly alike. Every young person should learn early that what may appear to be completely logical to him may seem absurd to a rriend. And, following that, he should learn that it is possible for people to remain friends even though they disagree on many things. Friendship probably would be rather dull if no animated discussions ever developed, just as marriage would be dull without a husband-and-wife argument now and then. Our world is interesting because of its contrasts, not because of its similarities. Comformity is for dictator countries, not democracies. Americans pride themselves on getting along together, despite their individual differences. Nobody tells us we must think alike, worship alike, or part our hair alike. Nor does anyone say we must argue alike. Fret about something else, kids. These arguments of yours are normal—and they are good. Keep them up. Just don't ever forget though, that the other fellow may be right, or at least half- right!—Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY Maybe the Communist world will recognize that Korea presents a lesson and a warning to those who set out to overwhelm and absorb other nations by force of arms. — Richard Casey, Australia's Foreign Minister. * * * It is our fervent hope that in our atomic strength there is also an approach to the kind of peace which is our ultimate objective — a peace based on good deeds and mutual trust. — Adm. Lewis Strauss, AEV chairman. * * * There is no question of capitulation (in Xndo- China). If by any chance the (French national) Assembly should ask the government to do it, it would be another government than mine which would apply this decision. — French Premier Joseph Laniel. * t * Communism is a fanatical, hell-born religion And the only way to conquer a false face is by a ton «•§. — IpittflfaUaa lUv. Now Then, All Together Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Behind the Screens: Theater lobby sign reading "Audiences Will Please Refrain From Looking Incredu lous" may be necessary when a filmusical titled "The Girl Rush,' to be filmed this summer in Las Vegas, opens at the theaters. The Rosalind Russell movie fans don't-know a singing, dancing clowning Rosalind Russell will be the star. Even Rosalind, the screen's "Sister Kenny," and the maniacal murderess of "Mourning Becomes Electra," 'is amazed about it despite 503 performances as a musical comedy queen in Broadway's smash footlight hit, "Wonderful Town." Back in Hollywood for the first time in three years, Roz confided "I sing like a crow with a throat condition. Doing a musical show was as remote to me as swimming the English Channel. The first- night audience was surprised. You know something? I'm still surprised." How did it happen? As she tells it: I'm always raedy'for a performance at a party. I'm the bore of ail time. I'll perform all day and all night in anybody's house. Joe Fields and eorge Abbot heard me one night and said, 'You'd be a riot in a musical.' I told them they were crazy. But I was suffocating mentally in Hollywood. So I took a chance." Another musical for Roz after "The Girl Rush"? "I doubt it," she told me. 'Til never be able to top myself." Peter Ed son's Washington Column— McCarthy vs. Army Proceedings Bogged by an Odd Trial Set-Up WASHINGTON—(NEA) — For the U. S. government in particular, and the American people in general, to put up with the disgraceful Army-McCarthy proceedings much longer will require national fortitude of -the highest order. This is a real test of democracy. If it can take this punishment, it can survive anything the world has to offer — including Russian H- jombs. This Started out to be a simple investigation by a Senate committee of the charge that undue influence was used by Senator McCarthy and his staff to get an . Army commission for G. David Schine, now a drafted .military police private. It has since been inflated beyond recognition. Instead of a mere countercharge that Secretary of the Army Rob* ert T. Stevens had tried to use the Schine case as blackmail to prevent an investigation of communism at Port Monmouth, N. J.. Senator McCarthy has now broadened his charges to include defiance of President Eisenhower, Attorney General Herbert Brownell and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. This situation has developed from the utterly fantastic conditions under which this probe was set up. There never was any "trial" — as Committee Counsel Ray M. Jenkins sometimes calls it—like this. Get the picture: This is probably the only case in legal history in which two conflicting sets of charges were tried at the same time. Each of the plaintiffs is thus also a defendant. The jury—the Senate committee— is also acting as the judges and as prosecuting attorneys. Senator McCarthy, one of the plaintiff-defendants, .may also sit with the judges and jury when they retire to chambers for consultation or closed deliberations on new issues brought up in the trial. Senator McCarthy also acts interchangeably as witness, prosecuting and defense attorney. Counsel Jenkins, supposed to be acting as prosecuting attorney for both sides in presenting this case to the judges-jury, also advises the chief justice and foreman of the jury—Senator Mundt—on the rulings and interpretations of law he should make. Roy Conn, counsel for Senator McCarthy, is also a cbdefendant in the charges filed' by Secretary Stevens et al. John Adams, one of the secretary's counsel, is also a codefendant in the charges filed by Senator McCarthy. And as if this situation isn't cockeyed enough, it is further complicated by the ability of Senator McCarthy to change his complaint and enlarge his charges as the trial goes on. It would be impossible for any group of men—even if they had all the wisdom possessed by chief justices of the U. S. Supreme Court from John Marshall to Charles Evans Hughes—to come to any clear decision under these crazy circumstances. This was obvious at the beginning to several senators who tried to sidetrack the whole proceeding. They were convinced that the investigation would prove nothing and accomplish nothing. But they were not listened to. The honorable committee is now so wound up in its own red tape that it doesn't know how to get out of its predicament. At least five serious attempts o end he hearings have bogged down. There is, perhaps, one as ye untried means to bring this sorry scandal to an end. This is for President Eisenhower himself to call in all parties concerned and demand a quick settlement. He might even dictate something drastic: Send Private Schine to the most remote Army base on the map. Ask both Conn and Adams to resign. Dismiss both sets of charges without- prejudice and without recourse. And then get on with the business of government. President Eisenhower started to get mad about this situation at his press conference on April 28. A week later he apologized and said he might bar further questions. However, since then he has given some pretty pointed answers to press conference questions. It is only fair to wonder, however, what General of the Armies Dwigbt D. Eisenhower would have done if his wartime staff at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Forces in Europe, had started quarreling among themselves. General Eisenhower did not hesitate to take disciplinary action against the late Gen. George S. Patton when he slapped an Army private in a hospital tent in Sicily. A spokesman for General Eisenhower reported then that he "ripped the hide off Patton." The melody-lingers-on dept.:* Sterling Hay den's refusal to appear on a TV show with Joan Craw ford. His explanation: -"I've had all I want to do with working with Miss Crawford, and I don't care to continue the contact." David O. Sleznick is quietly preparing Jennifer Jones for her TV debut in live-from-New York drama. ... One of the points of friction in the Guy Madison-Gail Russel predivorce talks is that Gail is represented by a legal-eagle with whom Guy tangled a couple of years ago. .. . The in-the-know set around Fox doesn't expect Bel la Darvi to return from Europe for more movies. She ..was hohum about the whole dreary business of movie acting during filming of "The Egyptian." And she bought a oneway ticket to Paris. HURT LANCASTER told, it during "Apache," after a gruelling series of jumps .falls and fights- all performed by the principals without doubles. "Things have sure changed in Hollywood. I remember just a few years back I was in a picture with a star who demanded a stunt man. 'What for?' he was asked. 'Well,' he said. 'The part requires a lot of walking—and some of the slopes are uphill.' " Opinion around teleflicker alley- is that the "Beulah" and "Amos 'n' Andy" shows are finis. Adverse reaction of the Negro press is the reason. . . . Esther Williams will be mermaiding in "Jupiter's Darling" through the courtesy of the U. S. Army. The Pentagon's new ear plug for punctured ear drums makes it possible for Esther to take to the studio tank. Sunday School Lesson- Written for NEA Service In the Israel of long ago there were good kings and evil kings, t .ough I think the evil kings were in the majority. And some who began well, even like Solomon, turned out bad. And prophets loomed large in the life of the times. But some were false prophets, as opposed to the true prophets, men of God, who farlessly spoke as they believed and had honest vision. Kings feared the truj prophets, and even the powerful King Jeroboam sent his wife in disguise to sound out the prophet Atfijah,_vyhen the King's son was sick (I Kings 14). The power that true prophets exercised led false prophets to prophesies for their own aggrandizement or gain. Here was the difference: The true prophets was as honest as they were fearless, disdaining alike honor and reward. They believed that the Lord revealed certain things to them, and they were concerned only to speak truthfully what they believed to be the word of God (I Kings 22:14). Elijah and his successor, Elisha, were the greatest prophets of the time, but there were other prophets of the same period who were equally honest, unselfseeking, and sincere. Among these were Ahijah, who prophesied the rise to kingly power, and the downfall, of Jeroboam (I Kings 11:29-36, and 14:5-16), and Jehu, a prophet in the Kingdom of Judah, to whom references are made in I Kings 16:1, and in n Chronicles 19:2, and 20; 34. And there was Micaiah, a prophet of Israel, who appears in I Kings 22, and the almost identical chapter in n Chronicles 18. But if the record concerning Micaiah, is scant, in what a coble! light he appears! King Ahab hated j him because his prophecies »were art pteMing, aod tot waatrt to Ua- ten to 400 pleasant prophets, who assured him of victory against the Syrians. But Jehosophat, his ally, King of Judah, wanted truth instead of the words of prophets who seern only anxious to please, so Ahab has to call Micaiah. Standing against the false 400, Micaiah seemed at first to agree with them, apparently mocking the King. Then Micaiah gave the Kings the "what the Lord-saith," which only he would speak, Though prison awaited him his prophecy was of plain defeat and the scattering of the army of Israel in a battle in which Ahab was mortally wounded, though Jehosophat escaped. and ten. The defenders thus got three trump tricks • and the king of spades, defeating the contract. In the second room, South looked the situation over carefully before playing the first card from the dummy. This gave him the opportunity to play the first card from his hand without tell-tale hesitation. South came to the conclusion that he ought not to win the first trick, and he was able to play a low club from his .har/d casually and nonchalantly. East assumed that his partner Judging from their constant proximity on the "Vera Cruze" set, Denise Darcel's agent, George Scrimshaw, has more than the customary 10 per cent of her. . . . Latest film bait being tossed at Ingrid Bergman is Producer Mort Briskin's "Second Circle," described as another "Farewell to Arms." She's interested, too. ALAN LADD'S asking price to star in "Rouge Cop" has MGM big gears still pinching themselves. They .say that Alan wanted half of the MGM plant and Leo the Lion's meat for doing the role that Robert Taylor has now taken over. Jerry Paris, a comedian who did a dramatic bit i n"The Caine Mutiny" for Stanley Kramer, wrote the producer saying he would be ideal for the role of Dr. Lucaa Marsh in "Not as a Stranger." "I'm your man," wrote Paris. '•Enclosed are stills of my last operation. I have never lost a patient in the operating room—I always pushed them out into the hall." There was this P. S. "Have rubber gloves and will travel." IS Years Ago In Blythtyillt The annual mother-daughter party, an annual event of the Business and Professional Woman's Missionary society of the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at the church. Russell Mosley, a student at the University of Alabama, has arrived home to spend the summer vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Mosley. For every person who can't do as he's told, there's another who tan't do anything else. ®«u« POEM In Which Is Contained An Observation Concerning Enjoyments To Be Found On Every Side: Nature in her fancy dress Creates joy you can't express.-* Atlanta Journal. ONE OF- : THE" tragedies of life : is the murder of a beautiful theory -by a brutal gang of facts.—Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. POLITICS is the art of looking- for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it wrong and applying unsuitable remedies. — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. VICE-PRESIDENT Nixon's "off the record" talk to an assembly of editors in Washington has a lot of people anxiously wondering just what's on the record.—New Orleans States. • WASHINGTON is told that a single hydrogen bomb would wipe out the city, arid this would be one time when congressional immunity wouldn't.—Columbia (S. C.) State. As much as she hates com* mercials. Aunt Molly Harmsworth says she would have welcomed them as a break in th« McCarthy hearing broadcasts, cluttered up by all the points of order. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Class Will Tell In Bridgt Games Today's hand, played in a recent team match, practically tells its own story. A litt.le artfulness scored a big success. The hand was played at the same contract in both rooms. Moreover, in both cases, West opened the duce of clubs. In the first room, South won with the ace of clubs and immediately led a trump. East won the first trump trick with the ace of hearts and shifted to the jack of spades. South finessed the queen, toeing to West's king. West then led another club, forcinc: dummy to ruff. This left West in position to take two trump trick* wttfa ait tine NORTH WEST (D) *K63 VK102 • 632 *J982 AAQ ¥98765 4 AQ8 * A'7 5 Neither sidt vul. North EMt Sooth Pass 14 i * 2 * Pass 4 f w Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2 Pass 24 had underled the ace of clubs for some reason known only to himself. East should have returned a spade, but he was so bemused by the club situation that he led the ace of hearts and then continued with a low heart to his partner's king, The contract was now home. West led another club,, expecting to make dummy ruff with the queen of trumps, but South was able to win the club trick with his j»,ce. He could then draw the last trump and run the diamonds, Guess the Word Answer to Previous Puzzle " ACROSS 1 and that 5 Love god , 9 and board 12 Take for a 13 Unaspirated 14 Before 15 Perfectionists 17 Dangerous 1 McGrew 18 Italian city 19 Warmest 21-—» and heel 23 Dry, as wine 24 Father 27 Make a — at 29 Related 32 Cheered Si Trigonometric function 36 Live 37 Happenings 38 The acid 39 Number 41 Obtained 42 Note of Guido's scale 44 Fiddling tmptror 46 Lined with wood 49 Leaks 03 Work unK 94 Mouth- breathing 66 Era 57 Prong 58 Girl's name 59 Rooky hill 10 Suffix 11 IV>r fear thai DOWN 1 the light 2 and go seek 3 The * of March 4 Chairs 5 —— Baba and the forty thieves 6 Networks 7 Atop 8 Reposes 25 Toward the 45 Bay window 9 Ornamenting ' sheltered side 46 Fuel JO Historic 26 Rider 47 Jason's ship periods 28 Play part (myth.) of time 30 Preposition ,, 48 Revise 11 Nick 31 Cozy spot 50 Unemployed 16 Coiled 33 Name 51 the buck 20 Torment 35 Exaggerate 52 Narrow wood 22 Burdened 40 Notch strip 24 Impudent 43 Wing-shaped 55 Born •r n ft % 51 JT 5T w *7 S 10 r

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