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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 28, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUG. 2f, 1»58 THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detioit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^ — • — Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. BV mail, within a radius of 50 miles, «5.00 per vear $2 50 ior six months, »U5 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Th»t belns justified by hl« pt.ce. we ihould be made heirs according; to the hope of eternal life — Titus 3:7. * * * All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed' in the very promise ol their faculties. — Emerson. Barbs A boy in Germany was sentenced to plant 300 trees after a fire he set destroyed that many. He's still burningl * * * Your friends can always wive Tour problems but few ol them get the rirht answers. * * * A Tennessee man tays he has changed hii will IS times. Strange what relatives will do to Irritate people. * * * Pollc* ordered m Connecticut woman out of » phon« booth atter ihe talked for two hour. — probably spoiling her description of a new drew. * * * Even this far ahead, we know where the first touch of winter will come from — the coal man I Too Early for GOP to Boast Or for Dems to Deride The ruling Republicans don't need to be.told that they have a heavy legislative assignment ahead if they are to build a record to approximate their campaign promises. But they're pursuing a natural political bent in trying 'to make the most of the events that have transpired since they came to power in January. By any realistic measure, the Korean truce is the most significant of these. That the truce was made possible largely through a change in Communist attitude does not matter. President Eisenhower promised to try to end the Korean lighting. It has been ended — in his administration. Politically, he seems to get full credit. The Democrats may seek to suggest that the armistice spells surrender, and many Americans may feel unhappy over an agreement that settles so little; yet it would be hard to find anyone who is not glad the dying is, over. Rarely does any factor have the political weight of a war. It stirs violent emotions which inevitably reflect themselves at the polls. All experts agreed the indecisive Korean conflict hurt the Democrats badly in 1952. That the shooting stopped under the Republicans is the prime political fact since the last election. Privately, many seasoned Democrats admit it. They know it overshadows anything they can say publicly in support of their portrait of the Eisenhower administration as a "give-away" government, determined to aid "special interests" at the expense of the ordinary man's welfare. The Republicans, of course, are not content to rest on the truce. They argue they have made a healthy start toward balancing the budget and thus making possible tax savings; that they have reintroduced good management to gov- t ernment; that they are keeping the country prosperous; and that they have ' raised a new standard of honesty. On most of these matters, they probably would be the first to acknowledge privately that the evidence is still insufficient. They give the excuse that they inherited a "mess" in Washington, and can't move too rapidly to clean it up. Most impartial observers would concede that at the very least they inherited the most complex government on earth, and mastery of it in a short time cannot fairly be expected. The Democrats, while properly contended their aid in Congress was vital to the passage of many administration measures, especially in foreign affairs, appear somewhat fanciful i" attacking tome administration efforts. For instance, the Republicans h a v « espoused higher interest rates on government bonds, with the object o curbing inflationary tendencies and making federal debt management sounder. Many professional economists endorse t h« move. But because this "hard money" policy has had some tightening effect on the g n e r a 1 money market, the Democrats portray it as a device for squeezing widows and orphans. In the long run this policy may not prove out, but it has hardly had a fair test. There is about this sort of opposition criticism a bland assumption that the only right lies in the already established policy, that any change is for the worse. Fifteen months before the next election, it ought still to be possible to keep the arguments on the rational side. It's too early yet for the Republicans to claim the moon, or for the Democrats to cry black doom. Dangerous Friend We hear from Moscow that one of discredited Lavrenti Beria's friends has been deposed as top man in a southern Russian province. According to official dispatches, this gentleman was found guilty of practicing "defective principles of leadership." That's one way of saying he backed the wrong horse. If things run their expected course with this chap, it will not be long before much more about him than his principles will be defective. Views of Others Extravagance By.Orber From Washington News-Free Press Correspondent Mascom Timmons comes a report of a characteristic case of red tape spending. An officer of an army unit based at Hagerstown, Md., Mr. Timmons relates, called the local newspaper ofllce and asked that the paper b» sent to the unit's headquarters. The subscription rate, $12.50 a year, was quoted to him and he said a check would be sent. When the check arrived the newspaper's business office was puzzled to find it was for $15.60 instead of the $12.50 which wns due. The office called the army unit and talked to a sergeant about It. "You've overpaid us," said the lady In the business jffice. "You've sent us $3.10 too much." "I can't help it, lady," the sergeant replied. "We Just sent you the appropriation we have for this purpose. You can take it or leave it." Now that $3.10 was not a large item. It will not add much to the Federal deficit. But* the same kind of red tape which prevented the army unit at Hagerstown from taking the intelligent action of paying the regular rate for the newspaper instead of paying $3.10 too much could cause much larger waste in other cases. And multiplied many times, of course, even $3 wastes would add up. The point is that the system which caused the sergeant to say he couldn't pay less than $15.60 for newspapers, because that was the amount appropriated for the purpose, does not make sense. As long as that kind of red tape controls Government spending, there won't be much chance of bringing about the economies which the overburdened taxpayers so gravely need. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY I'm about to leave on a singing tour and can't be tied up in a prolonged trial. — Actress Anne Sterling drops assault charges against Oilman Bob Calhoun. * * * It (the administration) has failed to balance the budget, reduce taxes or the national debt. as Eisenhower promised In his campaign speeches. — Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind., Ore.) terms administration » failure. * * * My marital affairs are in the hands of th» Catholic church. — Ex-New York Mayor William O'Dwyer. * * * They shot the guys who dropped out. Some guys when first capture 1 were bayonetted by the North Koreans. - Pfc. I/obert Ghyers, Caruthers- vllle. Mo., describes "Death March" of General Dean's men. * * * We aim to show him we appreciate what he's done. — Springfield, Mo., collects $3000 for Cpl. Eugene Hale, Red POW for 31 months. * * * To assume otherwise (thnt Russia doesn't have H-Bomb) would be foolhardy. — Chairman Cole (R., N. y.) of Congressional AEC committee says U. S. defenses should be planned on relief Russia has bomb. * * • The people of the neighborhood should reconcile themselves to our being here. — Donald • Howard, Negro postal worker who moved his family into a Chicago housing project. Rude Awakening Peter Edson's Washington Column— Important No' in U.S.-Korea Pact; Colombian Chief Loses Publicity Peter Edson s . 1 WASHINGTON — (NEA1— One of the key sections of the mutual security pact which 0. S. Secre- ,ary of State John Foster Dulles negotiated with Republic ol Kor e a President Syngman Rhee was the last paragraph. It says: "There are no other agreements or understandings stated or implied re- suiting from these consultations other than those herein confined." The purpose of the section, which lawyer Dulles put in, was twofold. It was to prevent criticism in the United States that some secret .agreements were made with President Rhee. Also, t was to prevent President Rhee's rovernment from claiming later on hat the United States had prom- sed other guarantees and then welched on them. The text of this Rhee-Dulles pact was announced in Korea as soon is it was initialed by the two men ior their governments. The job of making copies of the text for the iress was then given to U. S. Army. After they had been run through the duplicating machine, Assistant Secretary of State Carl W. McCardle looked one over to see if it was all right. Everything was in order up to the last paragraph. And there he found that the third 'ord — that all-important "no" ad been left out. McCardle let out a yell. All the Copies were called back and corrected by hand. Colombian Freedom The government of Colombia. South American corner republic which went through a liberal revolution last June, has been arrang- ,ng a tour for a group o( American newspaper correspondents to show ' eedom of thought in the country. The Colombian president, Gus- ,vo Rojas Pinilla. first command^: of the Colombian troops in the Korean war, seized power to end the ultra-conservative program of former President Lanreano Gomez. Pinilla promised democratic elections tinder complete freedom and an end to government censorship. Because Colombia had been crtt- Seized In the United States for persecution of Protestant missionaries, the visit of American news- papermen was considered a good public relations move to show the new administration practicing full civil liberties. Then, just as the tour was being organized, President Pinilla suspended publication of the newspaper El Siglo. Several of the correspondents decided if that was the kind of freedom of the press practiced in Colombia, they wanted, no part of the trip, and cancelled out. St. Oenevleve Medals For the first time since World War n, there are a number of St. Genevieve medals jingling alongside the Identification "dog tags" worn by members of the Women's Army Corps. The idea for naming a patron saint lor th WAC is attributed to Capt. Louise Godeon of Milwaukee. During the early days ol World War n, she took her idea to two artists who submitted several designs. From these Col. Oveta Culp Hobby — first commander of the. WAC and now Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the Eisenhower cabinet — chose one. With the approval of Cardinal Spellman, Catholic vicar of the military forces, the medal was struck. It was St. Genevieve who saved the city of Paris from capture by Attila the Hun. This story appealed to the Army women. The slogan of the fifth century saint was also chosen as a motto for the WAC: "That Which I have promised I will do." Pope Pius and Colonel Hobby were among the first to be presented with a medal. Following the war. the medals became almost a collector's item. In response to many requests, however, the medals were reordered this year. They are available to any WAC who wants one, through Army chaplains. Getting Rid of Beria Communist agents in Paris have gone on a book-buying spree, according to reports from correspondents of National Committee for a Free Europe. Object of the drive has been to buy up all existing copies of three works. They are "History of the October Revolution." in three volumes, "Minutes of the IDth Congress of the Communist Party in Russia, November. 1952," and volume five of the "Great Soviet Encyclopaedia." The reason of this search was something of a mystery until it was pointed out that all three works contained articles by or about Lavrenti Beria. The Soviet encyclope- dia, for instance, contained a long biography of Beria. It described him as one of the most eminent leaders of the Communist Party. By buying up and then burning all books like this, the Commies apparently hope to remove from history all evidence that Beria ever "lived. Manning The VA Finding the man to head the Vetr erans' Administration apparently caused the White House more headaches than any other personnel problem it has had since Defense Secretary C .E. Wilson was forced to sell his stocks. After consulting all interested veterans' organizations right after inauguration, the White House finally came up with a list of 11 possibilities for veterans' administrator. But this list was quickly whittled down because of political unacceptability, lack of experience to handle this big job, or unwillingness to tackle it. The list finally had one name left on it. This was another general. The White House didn't want any more generals appointed to civilian jobs. So another list had to be started. The choice finally centered on Harvey Higley — Wisconsin manufacturer, Republican politician and American Legion official. Postmaster General Summerfield had tried to hire Mr. Higley, but when It was found his firm was selling fire extinguishers to the P. O. Dept., he had to be ruled out because he refused to sell his stock. This didn't disqualify him for the VA job, however ,and he was finally cleared. The appointment didn't go through until Mr. Higley and his wife were vacationing in Europe. He flew back from London to accept the post. FAG TROUBLE Just before Senator and Mrs. A. S. (Mike) Monroney of Oklahoma left Washington for their vacation, they were observed at a party passing out single cigarets — the senator in bulk from his pocket and Mrs. Monroney from her purse. Noticing no pack was involved in this sample give-away, a friend asked what went on here, and got Mike's explanation: The Monroney maid, finding a carton of cigarets which had been purchased for the vacation trip, had proceeded to open it up and fill every cigaret box In the house full, throwing away the packs. The Monroneys were just trying to use up the supply before they left town. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service By W E. Gllroy, D. D. "We are laborers together with God," wrote Paul to the Christians at Corinth (I Corinthians 3:9). That it was not Just a passing thought Is evident in hi.s repetition of It as he greets his fellow workers in II Corinthians 6:1, "Vie then, as workers together with Him." In this latter COM It i-as the basis of Paul's plea that they should not receive the grace of God in vain. The Idea of working for God Is commonly and easily acceptable. It Is natural to think of every good and gracious deed a* f.omething done for Ood. Since- HI- IB the source of all goodness, to live and act according to His Ujve and grace is U> live and work Ior Him. But to work with Ciod IE something more. To share His purpose* and. do H|R will; in bn creators, as Ood Is Creator—thin, ««rely, In man'.i prlvllpgr and destiny. Paul thought to It wan the supreme aim ol Inn lid- i/> atlaln hl« minion In doing th« Mil of God, Work, for Paul, was In making the Gospel known, working with Dod In bringing God's love and grace into effect in the saving of men, creating in them new life and a new environment (II Corinthians 5:17). In this, aa In other things, Paul had learned from his Master, Jesus. Jesus said, "My Father. irorkeUi hitherto, and I work." A flret condition of working with God b to believe in Him. Jesus expressed this when He said, "This * the work of God, that ye believe on Him. whom He hath lent" (John 6:29). How can we believe In Qod? How can He become a living reality to us, If doubt* ever assail in? For myself, the strong foundation of belief In Ood, tnd the evidence ol what Oorl Is, U the Hie of Jeivu, and all that he said and did, is recorded In the New Testament. To me Hlis words have the fullest meaning and reality: "He that hath Ken M< hath Ken Ui« Ftther" (John M:9). In Jesus also we see the nature and meaning of "works" in a Christian sense. Jesus said: "The works that I do shall he (that Is, the Christian believer) do alo." The work of Jesus was In giving life, healing, help, and Salvation. If we raise the question of miracles, gift* of healing, etc., it might be pointed out that the benign influences, wherever Christianity has epre»d ,has made possible "greater works" on a vast scale. Hospitals everywhere, multitudes of nurses and doctors, organizations of men and of women for help and service, whether or not they serve In the name of Christ, are evidences of Christian work and influence. To work with God in making His salvation powerful among men, »nd to work for God In promoting human welfare, Is man's greatest tssk, unfinished in a world still languishing In sin, suffering, and oppression. With »11 that has been accomplished, the greater works rcmi'in. May we all enlist u workers with; Ood and lor GodI Erskine Johnson • IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Holly words on the Record: Cameron Mitchell, about baring his chest a la Alan Ladd in "Man on the Tightrope" and in "Hell and High Water:" "I thought It was awful to see actors stripped to the waist. Well, you live and learn In Hollywood. For the first time In my career, the mailman is complaining about • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Never Give Fo« Any Bargains By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service When the opponents announce that they intend to make a sacrifice bid, you are foolish to let ihem have a bargain. Since they are handing you a blank check, it :s up to you to fill in a nice large r. mount. In today's hand the first round of bidding was very informative. East could tell that his partner had heart support and some side .trength for the free raise. It was quite possible, perhaps even probable, that West, had a singleton spade since the opponents had bid that suit so vigorously. It was also probable that West had the ace of clubs and some way of taking care of East's losing diamonds. As it happened, however, East didn't worry himself about possibilities or probabilities. He knew WEST NORTH * Q'j 8 7 3 ¥53 « 62 *J 1062 EAST (D) zs »J106 VAKQ984 » 73 » AK109 + AQ9743 + K. SOUTH A A K 10 9 » QJ354 + 85 East-West vul. East South West North IV 1 A 2W 4* 6V Pass Pass 6 4 Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J that he wouldn't have to play the hand at six hearts. North had already announced his Intention of sacrificing in spades against any high heart bid. The vulnerability being what it was, it was practically impossible for North to change his mind 11 East promptly bid a small slam. East therefore Jumped to eix hearts with great assurance find speed. South passed miserably, suspecting that he might have two spade tricks, but not daring to take any action. North had no defense against a vulnerable slam, and therefore carried on by making the sacrifice bid he had already promised to make. East was quite happy to double six spades. He hadn't been sure of six hearts anyway (and wouldn't have made it, of course), but he could be sure of scoring a nice profit against six spades. The play showed East to be quite correct. East w.-n the first trick with the queen of hearts, cashed the king of hearts, and then switched to the king of diamonds. He next took the king of clubs, followed with the ace of diamonds, and then carefully led a third diamond. West naturally ruffed forcing dummy to overruff. Now South had to lose a second club trick, for a penalty of 1100 points. Q — With both sides vulnerable, the weight of my fan mill." Ginger Rogers: "There 1 * no ' greater dancer than Fred Astairfc He is the master. All the others. .. come after him." '~*?K'| Randolph Scott:' agreeing with Garbo about being the silent type: "When moviegoers know just what kind of breakfast cereal the. actor eats and when they see photos of him mowing the lawn or painting the garage, they may Ilka him as a regular fellow. But in admiring him as an average person, they cease to regard him as a . star." Mervyn Leroy, the director: "I'd like to find a camera lens that gives you a good script." Patrice Wymore, about Errol Flynn's ambitious picture-making schedule in Italy: "His income tax trouble wit 1 -, the government has nothing to do with his being in Europe. He has pictures to do through 1955. He's never worked as hard in his whole life. And those stories about his pleasure trips. They're not pleasure trips. They're business trips." She's Just Pretending .Deborah Kerr, on the "Oh, you sexy doll" compliments she's getting from pals who have seen "Prom Here to Eternity": "I felt terrific in that black bathing suit, my blonde hair and a fabulous tan makeup. Acting to me is being something you're not. I don't want to be myself." Glenn Ford, about why a borlS^ in-Hollywood star can't go HoIrjW ' wood: "It's good to live here in Hollywood close to the place where you knew hard times. There's a tremendous sobering influence to it. I can see the ghost of myself on street corners when I didn't have a dime." Bella Darvi, the French importation, about American men: "I believe Americahn mans un- derstan' womans—and 'owl Every womans I meet in 'OllyvAjod is so cray-zee about 'er 'usband—and so Jsal-uss. Zey tell me zey're 'usbands are wonderful. So ze Americahn men must understand ze women to watch zem so carfull-ee." 75 Yean Ago In Blytheyjllc * Miss Rosa Hardy, principal of ta^ high school who has been spending the summer in Gates, Tenn., returned to Blytheville yesterday. Miss Anita Stracke, Miss Virginia. Little and Miss June McAdams spent yesterday in Memphis. Billy Eldredge, 13 year old son of Mrs. Baker Wilson, has returned from Maywood Camp at Southwestern College, Memphis, which he has attended for the seven years it has been In operatiqa. By the time a man has acquired enough information to take part in neighborhood ppr litieal arguments, he usually' also has enough sense to keep out of them. Dwelling Places Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Bird's home 5 Zoo animal's home 9 Pig's home 12 Operatic solo 13 Atop 14 Malt beverage 15 Exposed to ridicule 17 By way of 18 Lamprey fisher 19 Selfish 21 Mast 2 Home of lake fish 3 Window part 4 Stories 5 Mongrel 6 Bees' home 7 Departs 8 Home of famous witch 9 Open structures 26 Special 45 Marsh bird 10 Pen name of fitnesses 46 Hurt Charles Lamb 28 Tibetan town 47 Plug of 11 Boy's name 30 Mark 16 Purplish 31 Dash flower 33 Remove 23 Relative (ab.) 20 Burn incense 35 Blockades 24 Cretan mount 22 Augmented 40 Attacks 27 Pastoral poem 24 Notion- « Young J9 Cleopatra's 15 Wild animals' resident of river homes 32 Rely 34 Acquit 36 Dinner course! 37 Reddish brown 38 Korea's home 39 Prescribed medicin* 41 Oriental coin 42 Teaspoon (ab.) 44 Scolds 4«Wat«ry 49 Volcano* 53 Whit cows chew 51 Most perturbed 56 Hasten, 57 Lett coins 58 Tardy 59 Editors (>b.) «OTang (1 Journey DOWN 1 Bnrk of th« neck tobacco 48 Two-toed sloth 50 C!ose 51 Home of soma Italians 52 Pace 55 Inquire 1 II S ll r 1 K M H V h U A i r &' S i" 11 u §, n 14 n ^ w v) V i u w/< u 11 w* ^ •* n. n *» 7 m 3 W rt n n 8 ", m JS- 4) rt W i« M » 11 ri vi _ K) 30 II N S ft

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