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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUK BLYTHKVII,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 1988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER N1OTS CO H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher JL A. FREDRIOKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising M«n*ger Sol* N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmet Co., New York, Chicago, Detiolt. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second cltsi matter at the post- office at BIythevffle, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October ». 1917. Member of Tne Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlythevlUe or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, «5.00 per vear V 50 for six months, $1.25 for three mc.iths; by mall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And ye know that he w»§ manifested to t«k« »w»y our sins; »nd In him is no sin. — John 3:5. • » » God never pardons: the laws of His universe ire irrevocable. God always pardons: sense of condemnation is but another word for penitence, and penitence Is already new life. - William Smith. Barbs you can't do muchc without some sort of back- Ing, says » banker. Except make an evening dress. * • • Are JOB broke — or haven't you been on your vacation yet? * * * A doctor advises people to take up bike riding to reduce. They're bound to fall off a bit. * * * Women, according to statistics, are better auto driven than men. From which scat? * * * "The more credit you get for what you do, the less credit you need for what you buy We Look Longingly at Spa; It's Getting New Sewers Hot Springs voters have approved — 3,658 to 880 — a $985,000 bond issue which will finance a new sewer system for that resort city. The Spa city has found itself in much the same leaky boat Blytheville is in. Its sewer system is antiquated and overburdened. To further parallel Blytheville's sewer status, Hot Springs had one defeat at the polls before the current plan was approved. And Hot Springs' sewer plan also calls for a sewer charge based on a percentage of the user's average wintertime water bill. What caught our eye was this paragraph in the news report of the election outcome: "The voting climaxed an intensive campaign in which civic leaders and politicians who do not always agree joined In urging the issue's approval." Prior to the election, city officials had warned that continued drainage of sewage into Lakes Hamilton and Catherine would turn that resort city into a "ghost town." We haven't anything as big as a lake into which to poviv our sewage. Storm ,. sewers and open drainage ditches perform that function here. An epidemic stemming from this sewage "disposal" method could easily make the "g host town" label an unpleasant reality here..7.. The Hot Springs election proved to be one of the largest voter turnouts in the city's history. This is as it should be; not a fiasco such as the water company election held here, which fell a victim to some crude but effective political butchery. Hot Springs found its course a clear- cut one. So is ours. Months Ahead Critical For Eisenhower and G.O.P. President Eisenhower and his top budget men are soberly conscious that the months between now and next January are critical to all the Republican hopes of a balanced budget and lower taxes. All the budget savings achieved or indicated thus far will not eliminate a sizable deficit in the fiscal year ending next June. 30. (The deficit in the year just closed was ?9.3 billion.) On top of this hard fact must be placed the prospect of an 11 per cent personal income tax reduction and the elimination of the excess profits tax on business Jan. 1. Both these changes will take place automatically, unless Congress should unexpectedly vot« their r§- tention. And they will cost tin government about s?5 billion a year. Moreover, next April 1 and additional $3 billion in regular corporation and excise tax cuts are due to take effect. Congress shows no willingness to cancel the cuts. Add this $8 billion loss to the several billion dollars of deficit already in sight and you get some idea of how great the President's problem is. Of course, he may ask Congress to replace some of the lost revenue by voting substitute taxes. But the lawmakers have indicatd no taste for this in an- election year. The alternative is drastic cutting, and even that may fall far short of balancing the budget. Nevertheless, the latest 'White House economy orders were the firm proof that the administration understands the size of its task. The President's public letter to federal bureaus was not as impressive in this regard as was the secret directive sent around by Budget Director Joseph Dodge. The administration wants first to get further cuts, below-budget estimates, in the current year's spending. Otherwise it fears federal agencies will not be able to adjust to the still more severe reductions needed in the 1955 fiscal year (starting next July), It understands that the desired savings cannot be achieved merely by cutting back existing programs. Said the secret order: "The situation demands a new determination of what the government should be doing and should not be doing." This is a frank challenge to agency heads to re-examine the usefulness of whole operations within their control, and to eliminate those functions which seem questionable in any way. When you begin wiping out not simply dollars spent but whole programs, resistance mounts both in the affected agencies and in Congress itself. For the lawmakers never have been famous for voting out of existence federal activities which benefit their own states or districts. That is not what they, mean by economy. "No saving can be considered too small," said the economy order. Perhaps that phrase sets the key for the grimmest spending policy enunciated at the White House in 20 years. The question now is whether Congress and the federal bureaucracy will act in the same key. Readers Views To the Editor: Here we are again. But this time it Is not with a request that we are writing you. Tills time It Is with thankfulness and appreciation. When you ran our letter of request In your paper it made a great change in our dally routine. Now we spend a lot of time answering many letters from Blytheville. We know that our time Is not wasted though, because we enjoy It very much. We think that it is really wonderful the way the girls of the city reacted to our request. We have been receiving a lot of very nice letters from nice girls. We didn't expect to get so many letters, but we are trying to get answers to all of them. We want to tlinnk you and the girls of Blytheville. We hope to visit your fine city in the future. Until we meet, God bless you all, and good luck. Rick McComns, SKSN Cecil Johnson, SK3 Robert Hendry, DKSN USS Whetstone Views of Others Frankly .Speaking After being taxed to death on everything possible nothing could be more unpopular than postage increases, affecting everybody. Congress could save some money by cutting out the trainloads of free postage, much of which Is pure trash, sent under Congressional franking privileges. — Mount Vernon (Wash.) Daily Herald. SO THEY SAY Altogether too much time and effort Is spent defending our way of life against communism. — Secretary of Labor Martin P. Durkin. * * * The reasonable judgment of librarians and others charged with selection of books should not be put In a straltjacket, — American Bar Association deplores "book burning." * * * AH they did was to trade their rings and watches for food with Korean vendors who were allowed to sell things lo the prisoners. — Pic. William Freeman, freed POW. says GI's wore convicted of. "black marketing" by Reds when they bartered for food. 'Hey, Mister! You Crashed Long Agof 7 Peter Edson's Washington Column- of Labor Durkin lf Saying Anything to Anybody Peter Eilson WASHINGTON — (NBA)— Another Labor Day rolls around to find less news coming out of the U. S. Labor Department than at any time in ycnrs. Secretary . o f Labor Martin P. Durlsin, though a former APL international union president h 1 m- self, is one of the most silent spokesmen the American labor movement has over had. He has made several speeches and prepared the usual advance Labor Day statement ibout the superiority of American .abor and wages and living standards. But he has granted few interviews and he has held only two press conferences, One was to dis- issociate himself from criticism of the Eisenhower administration made by the monthly journal of ils own old plumbers' union. The otbe* was to announce reorganization of his Department and the assignments of his assistant secretaries. Crux o( the whole matter Is that Secretary Durkin will not submit himself to any questioning about the Taft-Hartlcy law. He can't be coaxed onto even the most friendly radio and TV quiz shows. He won't even meet reporters on an off-the- record basis. In short, Secretary Durkin won't talk until the Elsenhower administration policy on the Taft-Hartley law is all straightened out. He now says that's coming early In September. Taking A Rest Louise Hsckmclster, who was fired as chief telephone operator at the White House shortly after the Eisenhowers came in, is still out of a Job. Though she talked with all of i the world's great In the 20 years at the old NAtlonal 1414 number, "Hackle" now lives quietly in a Massachusetts Avenue apartment in Washington. A minor foot operation and a real vacation are the two things that have kept her from making a decision about a new Job. She has had plenty of offers to write a book about her White House experiences, but Hackle has turned down all such offers. There was one time, for instance, when President Roosevelt's secretary, Marvin Mclntyre, called in Miss Hackmeister to witness a highly confidential conversational figure. When the need for Hackle's notes ended, she destroyed them. Who was it Mclntyre talked to? Miss Hackmeister is still not tell- ng. even though Secretary Mcln- tyre has been dead ten years. 50,000,000 Homes A statistically-minded public relations man for the National Association of Home Builders figured out that when that Department of Commerce census clock ticked off the birth of that momentous 160- millionth American, it could also have registered the completion of the 50-millionth American dwelling unit. The way It divides out — if these numbers are correct — there are now 3.2 persons living in each dwelling unit. Distinguished Visitors In addition to the King and Queen of Greece and the Crown Prince of Japan — who will be coming to Washington this fall on ofliciai VisiLs to opon a busy social season — members of the Parliaments of 33 nations are headed this way. They will meet at the annual convention of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, October 8-14. It meets In a different capital every year. The D. S. Congress may or may not be in session when the Parliamentary Union meets. Extra session or no, some of the American Congressmen will come back to do the honors. Most of the partying, however, will be left to the foreign embassies in Washington. Red Chinese Plans Nationalist Chinese Intelligence reports from the mainland of China — never too reliable •— have revealed that the Chinese Communists have set up a new unified command for Southeast Asia at Nanning. approximately 100 miles from the Vlet-nam border. The Nationalists report this military reorganization was made in anticipation of the signing of a Korean armistice,' which would liberate more Chinese for the Southeast Asia campaign. The Nannmg command was reported under General Lin Piao, a Korean veteran. He was given control over an aid Viet Mlnh group, an aid-Burma group and a Thai. Autonomous Area group, indicating future operational scope. Red* Want Dollars While Russian propagandists still damn the "Wall Street Imperialists," the Communist respect for the Yankee dollar still seems to be pretty healthy. The Soviet's new trade treaty with Argentina provides that all payments will be made in U. S. dollars. The interesting question here is whether Argentina expects the U. 3. to make up its (dollar) deficit. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service By W E Gilroy. D D Saint Paul, as Saint Peter Is reported as saying (II Peter 3:16), wrote "some things hard to understand." He wrote, also, a great deal that js simple, clear and beautiful, with Jie greatest perfection of expression and style, such as I Corinthians 13. Ephesians 3 and many other passages. And, if some passages are obscure or massive In their exposition and argument, he wrote also a great deal that Is deep In percep- ;ion and thought, but that becomes clear enough In Its insight and practical wisdom when one medl- ,ates upon it. Such passages, I think, are those n which Paul mentions money and possessions. He writes about the Christians "as poor, yet making many rich" (II Corinthians 6:101; "as having nothing, yet possessing all things." James, too, writes (James 2:5) .jf the early Christians as "poor in this world's goods, rich in faith." Paul writes of "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Epheslans 3:8). [n the most remarkable passage of all (Ephesians 21:23) he sets forth •hi. fact and doctrine of the Christian's wealth: "Therefore let no man glory In men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or and need. And, what Is more to the point, he was a great originator of organized relief, gathering funds from the better-to-do Christians in successful trades for the relief of their poorer brethren, especially in the church at eJrusalem, where the j poverty of Christians seems to. 1 have been acute. I No true Christian can ignore the! social problems of poverty and i j need, or minimize the ways and I [means of solving it, Therel s no blessedness about poverty. It has been my observation that those who sound the blessings of poverty are either usually those who have never themselves known .want, or those who, whatever their motives, are apt to be parasites depending upon others. ! The true note of the Old Testa- Iment was that of abundance, of hills dropping fatness: and Christianity never abolished that worthy economy. But the Christian's wealth of which Paul wrote was real, even if It was not material. The reality and the evidence of it are on every hand. It was a pagan who wrote, "Cleon hnth a thousand acres, but the landscape I." A song says, with some truth, that "the best things in life are free." And the free grace of God Is the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Take a Fineste, Win a Trick By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Your chief reason for taking a finesse is to have a chance to gain a trick. That Is, If the finesse suc- f t ' -, ,,, Whnt 0 God Chrsi's; ad uu a, I can Imagine a cynic or scoffer saying that that sort of wealth won't do you much good in paying the doctor and the hospital when j X RHODE ISLAND woman has jbeen drawing unemployment com, pcnsa ti on because obesity has I made lt impossible for her to work. the land. — Jackson (Tcnn.) Sun. uvc >.,u\.vu, .— —' "•••" maoe it impossioie tor ner to work. you're sick, and In meeting all the That's .really living off the fat of hard-pressed situations that call.for '••-- •---• •--• — • Hard cash and legal (ruder. All that Is true, and 1.10 one was more aware of 11 than Paul. He was a sound, practical economist lo UM ordinary things of dally life NORTH VAK874 » 7654 + K7 WEST EAST A10743J AQ86 V105 VQJ93 «Q2 »1093 + QJ109 +842 SOUTH (D) ' V82 4' A K J 8 + A653 North-South vul. South West North Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 « 2N.T. 3N.T. Pass 2V 3» 6« East Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 CJ ceeds, you will have one trick more than you could have won by any other means. If the finesse loses you are no worse off than if you had failed to try the finesse. As today's hand shows, there Is such a thing as a perfectly useless finesse. If the finesse succeeds, you are no better off than If you had neglected to take the finesse; I but if the finesse loses you are The price the Unit?:! r, .nlcs paid really In troublcl (or Alaska was $7,200,000, or two In today's hand declarer ,won the cenu »n «cr». opening le»d with dummy'i king Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The Motion Picture Association, I believe, is making * icrloui mlttake in not changing the film censorship code to include an "adult" classification for new movlei. "The Moon Is Blue" proved that theater owners, hard hit by TV competition, are MOST WILLING to sell tickets to adolescents to see a movie not approved by the association. But Eric Johnston's observation that "The Moon is an "Isolated Instance" and any attempted follow- up would run into difficulties is ridiculous. Now that the racy film has cracked the code—to the tuna of big profits for theaters and Its producers—there will be others. After all, there's nothing to stop them. Now s the time, I say, for the "adult" rating to these films and Producers' Association to give an keep OUT the kids. Johnston says policing such a category is "impracticable." A stiff industry - imposed fine for theater owners selling tickets to minors would be comparatively simple to enforce. But then the theater owners would be cutting their popcorn and candy profits. Maybe that's the reason the Producers' Association is opposed to "adult" movies. It could be that popcorn and candy sales are more Important to the movie industry than juvenile morals. She Doesn't Agree Bella Darvl, Pox's new Polish star, .doesn't agree with Italy's Sylvana Pampanlni, who says Hollywood male stars are too old. Bella likes 'em with a little gray at the temples. Making her film debut in "Hell "I'm cray-zee about Clark Gable and High Water," she ooh-la-laed: and Gregory Peck. I don' like young boys. To me ze young boys in 'Ollywood pictures are cute but 'ow can a woman not adore an oldalre man like,Peck?" Dan Dailey gets the flash on whether he's still a Fox star on Sept. 13. That's when his option comes up. ... Hedy Lamarr is livid In Rome over news that Mae of clubs, got to his hand with the ace of diamonds, and went to dummy with a high heart In order to take a trump finesse. West naturally won with the queen of diamonds, and declarer's slam went up the chimney. South could not make his slam contract without establishing dummy's hearts, and he would have to ruff twice in his own hand In order to establish the hearts. If declarer attempted to do this, East would make a trump trick with the ten of diamonds. If South drew trumps, he could ruff only one heart — and that would leave him one trick short of his contract. The diamond finesse was absolutely meaningless. If it succeeded, South could still win only twelve tricks. If South rejected the finesse altogether, he would likewise make twelve tricks. If he took the finesse and lost it, as South discovered, he would fail to make his slam. The correct line of play U to draw only two rounds of trumps with the ace and king. South then cashes the top hearts and ruffs a heart. He gets to dummy with a spade and ruffs another heart with his last trump. Now dummy can be entered with another spade and dummy's last heart is led. East can make his remaining trump, and it doesn't matter whether that happens to ,be the ten or the queen. East must make that trump, but South cannot be prevented from making his slam contract. West will swish into TV u tt» star of the "Great Romances of History" series. It seems ttitt Hedy's own telefilm series, ^areat Loves of History," concerns some of the same Immortal smoochen whom Mae will lampoon. Marilyn Monroe's dramatic coach. Natasha Lytess, and Director Otto Premlnger tangled on the "River of No Return" location site in Canada. It wasn't the first time for Natasha, who battled with Howard Hawks during filming of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Turns Down Part Turhan Bey turned down one of the star roles in the Broadway play, "The Tea House of the August Moon." The lad simply won't play another oriental role, not even a remake of "The Good Earth." John Ford wants to reunite John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, his Idea of a Garbo - Gilbert team, in Columbia's "The Long Grey Line." "The Robe" will be billed as a religious epic, but the remake of another Lloyd C. Douglas inspirational novel, "The Magnificent Obsession," is shelving the religious theme. Says Producer Rosi Hunter: "This time we're building the love story. The new version was patterned for Rock Hudson. It wai written for him, too." Primo Camera winds up "Casanova's Big Night" at Paramount and heads back to his native Italy next month for the final reel of "Carnero," the movie biography that's already being filmed in Rome. Another fighter with movie know-how is playing Primo as a young man slugging u out on tin road to fame. Bean soup make-upl They slapped it on Edward Arnold for a scena in the Schlltz Play House production of "Home Again." A big shepherd dog wouldn't lick Arnold's face as the script r» quired. The dog's owner told th« director the dog liked bean soup. The director told the make-up man, who rubbed a little on Arnold's face. Result: Affectionate teens between dog and Arnold. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille— Mrs. Farmer England Is a patient at the Memphis Baptist hospital. Mrs. J. C. Ellis motored her son J. C., Jr., to Memphis this morning. From there he will return to Gulfport, Miss., where he Is a, student at Gulf Coast Military Academy, Patty Ann Green left today for Memphis where she will enroll as a student at St. Agnes Academy which opens tomorrow. She was motored there by her mother, Mrs. Karl Green and brothers, Karl, Jr., and George. p^j .,.»- FMfjin^i^ 1 ' • No matter how efficient a girl may be, says Aunt Molly .Harmsworth, she'd better display more than efficiency if she ; wants to catch a husband. Insect Inventory Answer to Previous 'Puzil* ACROSS 1 Stinging insect 5 Jumping insect 9 Honey- making insect 12 Pen name of Charles Lamb 13 Accommodation 14 Constellation 15 Using 17 Knight's title 18 Destroys 19 African insects 21 Dreadful 23 Oar 24 Insect egg 27 Unusual 29 Insect-eating amphibian 32 Deficient in blood 34 Interstice 36 Read 37 Rosier 38 Indian weights 39 Window part 41 Observe 42 Roman bronze 44 Cereal grains 46 Overturn 49 Water wheel 53 High priest (Bib.) M Gifts. '56 One of Jacob's sons 57 Geraint's wife in Arthurian losend 58 Musical instrument j9Ab«tractb«in» 60 Ten (prefix) 61 Greek porch DOWN 1 Tinier 2 Dancing girl 3 Drinks slowly 4 Grew whiter SWinged insect 6 Lag 7 Brings forth young 8 Rage 9 Lindens 10 City in Pennsylvania 11 Hearing organs 24 Short sleeps 40 Peaceful 25 Arrow poison 43 Favored 26 Insect-eating 45 Dirties turtles 46 Grant 28 Ahead of time47 Wolfhound 30 Toward the 48 Band sheltered side 50 Put to flight 16 Egyptian god 31 Venture 51 Preposition 20 Carried (coll.) 33 Ponders 52 On the water 22 Speed contests 35 Soften 55 Girl's name , o il

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