The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 28, 1954
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WMP0UB IUC BL YTBK VZLLE COURLEE NEWS oouiumKEwsoo. . W. HAIN18, PubikhW MAMtT A, KAXNI8, AssisUn* FubUltMT ' Editor BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COTJIUEK NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1954 »AUL O. WJ1IAS. Ad?trtMnt Muajtr •ate National Advertising RtpnwnUtivM: WaDao* Wttmtt Q&. Mtw Tort, Chicago, Deteo*. tfetnpliia. •dtmd a* teoood etoM Matter at the poit- at BtytbtvlUe, Arkansas, under tot of ODD* I, ItlT. Member of Th- Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATES: If curler to the dty of Blytheillle or any •uburbaxt town wbert carrier terdoi to main- •aiBMu 36c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile*, $5.00 per year, SMO tor six months, $1.35 for three months; by nail <*teid* 80 mile KMM. $13.50 per yea? payable to advance. - •• Meditations Mercy m»to yea, and peace, aai love, be mlti- 9He&-Jn4e 1:L * * ' '*--'. *' Nothing humble* and breaks the heart of a tinner like mercy Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified: but souls that convene with grace and mercy will be much humbled—Thomas Brooks. Barbs The store* will tell you what the bathing girls wear this summer while the reformen will tell you what they won't. * *••:••*.. Meet auto accidents are the result of the pedestrian trusting the motorist and the motorist trusting tit* pedesrian. * * . . * • About the only time when some people feel like body is wehn Uncle Sam takes a senaus. » *..»'. It's a thrill to see wives answer the call to when soldier hubby returns hone. * * . » Ho matter what work you do, step on it and youTl make a better impression. ',' We Disagree with AFL On Sen. McClellan We take, exception with tht American ', Federation of Labor official who this week said« Sen. John McClellan is an enemy of the people of Arkansas and charged the state's senior senator has "voted wrong'*, Charles M., Houk, Nashville, Tenn., labor official blasted away at our senator at a state labor rally in Little Rock. Actually, we feel the people of Arkansas' are proud of Senator McClellan' s refusal to go down the line with the Democratic .party . . .or any other one We fail to see how any lawmaker can best serve his constituents by voting inflexibly with any particular party or group. ». In our opinion, Senator McClellan voted pretty well with the majority of Southern Democratic senators and we don't think this is bad. In short, we feel the people of Arkansas much better qualified to pass judgment on John McClellan' s senatorial record than the AFL's out-of-statt Mr. Houk. As a matter of fact, we're confident the people of this state will find themselves in disagreement with Mr. Houk come voting time this summer. Red Actions Manage To Cement Western Alliance We in America seek the sanction of the moral law in our relations with each other and with other nations. Our Constitution, our. national ideals, our whole way of life, these are rooted in a deep sense of morality. Because that is so, we car. never shut the door on the idea of negotiating with foreign lands, even potential enemies. A moral people must cling to the hope, so long as any shred of it is left that a reasonable approach to mutual problems may be made in good faith. That is why we agree again and again to sit down and confer with the Soviet Union and its Communist allies and satellite*, though through several years of postwar dealings we have seen virtually no evidence of sincerity. Our attachment to,the highest concepts of human behavior does not permit us to assume that bid faith is a permanent condition anywhere. But we no longer hav* any optomism about mtttinfg with tht Communists. Whtn a nation waits eight years or more for son* ftnuint toljten of sincerity and tot not ftod It, >,& toadtrMf thty an rtalistte—cannot look ahtad chttr- tolly to tht atxt tonf trtnct. , loot of our itaiifn fritnda, to ta- ger, to avoid trouble that they slip easily into wishful thinking, insist on glossing over past Communist performances and investing greater hope in each new conference than the facts would seem to warrant. It that way as they came to Geneva. But the Communists always manage to accomodate the realists. Tropped in their own rigid pattern of thinking, they cannot take full advantage of Western differences. They cannot show even that minimum of good faith which would strengthen the lure held out to the wishful thinkers. So it is now that we learn the Communists in Indochina, having pledged the safe evacuation of 1500 wounded Frenchmen from fallen Dien Bien Phu, quickly broke faith on this simple act. Only about a dozen wounded had gone out before the Viet Minh forces used an air truce on the highway leading east to Hanoi to move men and material closer to that beleaguered city. This duplicity has shocked the French, who have taken the loss of Dien Bien Phu and its brave garrison very" hard. Perhaps they are closer to realism than they have been in a long time. Certainly they must now appreciate the unlikelihood of a sincere agreement with the Reds on Indochina. The British, too can hardly fail to catch the vivid lesson. For a while at Geneva, the Western alliance seemed at its feeblest. But as usual, the Communists, who stand to profit most from its breakup, have done the things inevitably calculated to restore the alliance to strength. Good fortune continues to shine on free men. Red Belt? A -certain Latin American dictator has quite a simple philosophy of government. That is it^ "For my friends, gold. For the indifferent, whips. For my enemies, lead." The American State Department is increasingly worried that the left wing government of Guatamala, just below Mexico, is showing interest in the final precept of this philosophy. It reports that an important shipment of arms from Communist East Germany has been received in Guatamala. The fear is that Guatamala might move against one or another of its Central American neighbors in an effort to establish a belt of communism across the narrow stretch of land connecting North and South America. Views of Others Basis For Comparison Farm prices, according to a familiar saying, are the first to drop and the last to rise. This makes the farmer an authority on tough luck, and it also may make him a bit philosophical. Firming in this area had a boom year in 1951, and has been undergoing readjustment to less favorable market* and reduced production since then. More than two years later, business throughout the nation has begun its readjustment to chance economic conditions after a boom year in 1953. What farming already has been through, business generally is undergoing now. Although the farmer "catches it from both ends" when a change in economic conditions takes place, there is a time such as now, when he can look on without much alarm while others complain, reflecting that what is happening to others already has happened to him and that he has managed to survive. Having grown accustomed to the idea that every year cannot be compared favorably with 1951, the farmer is in a position to remind businessmen that current business conditions might look a bit better if they are compared with average condition* in several recent years rather than with the business boom year 1953 or some other single year in which a particular business prospered.—Lumberton (N.C.) Robesonian. SO THEY SAY If the weakness resulting from these (defense programs) economies invite an attack in Indo- China or Korea, our "savings" would be paid for many times over. —Sen John Kennedy (D.,Mass). * * * We don't have segregation worries because there's nobody to segregate.—P. A.^ Green, Mayor of all Negro Mound Bayou, Miss. * * * As long as our Navy controls the seas, it will stand as a bastion against invasion or occupation of the United States. —Navy Secy. Charles Thomas. * « * We must not regard our ability to retaliate with atomic bombs as a substitute for a balanced military forcc.—«enator Leham (D., N.Y.). • • • We know how much we value freedom, even If the country to at times torn by doubts and even if our national attention it diverted by unworthy la aaUooaJ capitai-Pmidint IMnhowtr Come, Come! It Isn't Nice to Point! Peter Edson's Washington Column — Cases of Past Closely Parallel Issues in Army-MCarthy Row WASHINGTO N—(NEA) —The Army-McCarthy case went into its week's recess with the original fight over Pvt. G. David Schine almost forgotten. A couple of other issues had been substituted: 1. What right has Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, or any other congressman, to receive classified information from the executive departments without revealing his of the United States to prevent his source. 2- What right has the President subordinate officials in the executive departments from testifying before Congress on anything it may want to know. Lawyers can argue on these questions for a longer period of time than even the Army-McCarthy hearings will last. But there are a few parallel cases in recent years which may throw some light on the present stalemate. Take President Eisenhower's order that Department of Defense officials shall not testify before the Senate's special investigating com- mitte on their conferences with White House and Department of Justice officials on the Schinft case. While other Presidents have defended the independence of the executive department from en- croachmnts by the Congress, this may be the time for a real showdown On this point. In a somewhat similar case in 1944, the executive department finally had to retreat. The case involved Jonathan Daniels, then an administrative assistant to President Roosevelt. Harry Slattery, Rural Electrification Administrator, had revealed that Daniels, acting for the President, had demanded Slattery's re- signation. Slattery refused to resign. The Senate Agriculture Committee under chairmanship of the late "Cotton Ed" Smith of South Carolina, took up the case. It asked Daniels to come in and tell what he knew about it. Daniels refused to discuss the case before Congress. His reason was that as a confidential assistant to the President, it was "not in the public interest" for him to discuss it. This is the same phrase now used by President Eisenhower. Four days later Daniels changed his mind. He wrote Senator Smith that after conference with the President, it had been decided that on this particular matter the public interest would not be affected. Three days later Daniels testified in full. He said that he had twice asked Slattery for his resignation to end a feud within the REA organization. This satisfied the Smith committee. They had voted to cite Daniels for contempt of Congress. That would have made him liable to fine and imprisonment. When he testified, the charge was dropped. And Senator Smith declared that this case proved Congress had the right to protect its own business. A demand by Agriculture Committee Counsel Carroll Beedy that Daniels produce all of President Roosevelt's files on REA was refused. Daniels said he had examined the files and they contained nothing that Congress didn't already know. They took his word for it. Counsel Beedy suggested that at some future date a congressional investigation might be blocked by putting pertinent matter into a presidential file, if such files were immune from congressional de- ( mand. | This is almost what has happened in the present Army-McCarthy case. President Eisenhower's decision not to disclose confidential records gives Senator McCarthy something of an out in refusing to reveal the source of his experpts from the FBI report to Army Intelligence 1 'on Communist activities at Fort Monmouth. One of the points being debated here is whether the mere possession of this paper would not make the holder an accessory to the crime—under Army regulations— of having transmitted it. Members of Congress are of course exempt from arrest during sessions of Congress, except for treason, felony and breach of the peace. But the celebrated Amer- asia case of 1945 is recalled now as something of a 'parallel. In this case a Federal Grand Jury indicted six persons on charges of receiving stolen public property—State Department records— and transmitting .them to an unauthorized person. This was Jacob Jaffe, editor of Arnerasia magazine. He pleaded guilty and was fined $2500. Emanuel Larsen, another defendant, was fined $500. The more recent Miriam DeHaas case presents another angle. She was a Loyalty Board review examiner who was suspended by the Civil Service Commission in September, 1952, for leaking- records to Senator McCarthy. Two' months later she resigned, after refusing to testify on this matter. But she was never indicted or tried on any charges. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service THE BIBLE IS A LIVING Book... By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. Recently I strongly recommended a book by Mrs. Lynip, "Great Ideas of the Bible." One thing that I particularly like about that book was its recognition of the progressive nature of the Bible's revelation of the truth concerning God and man. So many books about the Bible treat it as if it were a single book, of equal truth and authority in all its parts, whereas the Bible is a collection of many books (66 in the Authorized Version). The Bible has evolved over a long period, possibly as much as a thousand years, and reveals the progress from primitive and tribal conceptions of God to the revelation in the later prophets, and the fulfillment in Jesus, of the message concerning the God of all grace, and the glorious Gospel (I Timothy 1:11). When Jesus spoke of the things that were said "by them of old time," and contrasted them with, the things "that I say unto you," He was referring to things said in the Bible by good men in that former time, who lacked the light that Jesus was to give. The progressive nature of the Bible, and the contrast that I am emphasizing, is strongly brought out when one compares the incident of Elisha *nd the children (II Kings 2:23, 24) with the scene of Jesus blessing the little children (Matthew 19:13, 14). Even the Disciples had not progressed into that larger light of the Master, for they rebuked the mothers who brought the children to Jesus, bringing upon them the Master's distinct displeasure (Mark 10:14). I fcave been told that that story of Elisha cursing the children and of their destruction by bears is considered by many a perfectly proper moral tale for children. To me it is an instance of how the moral sense and the elements of love and compassion, which Jesus so strongly inculated by precept and example, can be perverted by mistaken religious views. Particularly," by emphasizing a wrong conception of the Bible, which would justify on its authority the things which the Bible in its progressive and later teaching specifically condemns. There is no danger of such misconceptions and misguided attitudes when one reads the Bible in the light of the New Testament, and in the light of Jesus' own attitude toward that great religion of Hebrew saints and prophets, which He said He had not come to destroy but to fulfill. Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOB* Dispute Is Vtry Eosily Irontd Out "Please settle a dispute for us," requests a Chicago bridge player. "South was actually defeated at his contract of five heart* doubled on the accompanying hand .He nevertheless claimed that his line of play was theoretically correct. "South won the opening diamond lead with the king and laid down the ace of hearts. He then decided that West must havVboib heart honors as justification for his penalty double. If this were so, South was in danger 'of losing two trumps and a spade. "To guard against this danger, South cashed the jack of clubs and tried another round of clubs in the hope of discarding both of his spades on dummy's long suit. East ruffed the second round of clubs, led the king of spades, and then switched back to diamonds. West eventually took the setting trek with the king of hearts. "South could have made the contract, of course, by leading a second round of trumps after taking the ace of trumps. The king and queen of hearts would drop together instead of winning separate tricks. NORTH (D) 45 V 10 9 8 2 WEST 4 A J 10 7 4 VK5 • 76 410085 N«rth 14 5V Pass 4AKQ7I2 EA'ST *KQ982 VQ« 4QJ1093 41 SOUTH 463 VAJ743 4K542 4J3 East : West vul. EM* ftonUi West 14 2V 44 Pass Pass Double Pass PSM Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD- (NEA) —Behind the Screens: James Mason and his Pamela, despite the November stork date and their trip to Canada, are skidding down the hill of matrimony a mile a minute. Insiders now predict a legal separation within lour months. It's so serious between George Raft and pretty Pat Pierce, who's a model at Magnin's in Beverly Hills, that their pals are asking if they tied the knot in Mexico the other dty. George, when last I checked, was still legally tied to his estranged wife of many years. KID CELLULOIS is the victor in the CBS-TV ring. The network, long an advocate of live telefare, has now decided to get on the gravy—and better-quality—train by putting "My Friend Irma" on film. That's the big reason why Marie Wilson's contract is being renegotiated. told me: "Now that we've developed bigger screens for more effective double of five hearts, viewing, Hollywood's going back to the story. The play's still the thing. After all, no one has ever asked the dimensions of the Mona Lisa." Director Louis Brandt describes a. successful Hollywood executive as a fellow who thinks twice before saying nothing. Howard Hughes is warming up for another battle with the censors OVCF "Son of Sinbad." Sally Forrest's torrid torso tossing, Lili St. Cyr's bubble bathing and Marin Blanchard's hip-waving are three of the reasons. Hollywood influence in TV note: NBC Vice President Mannie Sacks' New York offices were just redecorated by Melanie .Kahane, with walls lined in gray flannel! Fred MacMurray and June Haver's romance has a Rochester, N. Y., theater marquee blazing it: "Fred MacMurray and June Haver." But it's not for a costarring film—just two oldies, "The Girl Next Door" and "Garroway Went Thataway." MONTGOMERY CLIFT'S getting $100 a week for a stage revival of "The Sea Gull" in New York, but he will earn $20,000 for a TV appearance next month. Betty Hutton's $50,000 pay check, for one appearance on "Your Show of Shows" In September, will be video's highest salary to date. Roy Rogers had a flock of pigeons shipped to him from England—by airplane, yet.... The fate of TV's "Pride of the Family" is before the jury because of poor ratings. But it's a slick series. RCA-Victor will issue a Mark) Lanza record album pronto. They've been shelling out a small fortune every month to square him with the T-men on back -income taxes. ... Jessie Matthews, who was the British Doris Day a couple of decades ago and dropped out of sight after a nervous breakdown, is making her comeback via TV in London. For several years she and her husband have operated a pub. Horror pays off. U-t looked at the box-office figure* on "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" and ordered a sequeL It's a couple of degrees cooler whenever Jean Simmons and Susan Hay ward meet. ... A herd of elephants rioting through a Ceylon mansion in "Elephant Walk" is movie magic at its best. Liz Taylor is the Pearl White who dangles from a burning stairway instead of a cliff. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilli This plastic age note: Now it's plastic snow, being used on the set of "Where the Wind Dies." It's toasted cornflake snow—and not a temptation for hungry extras. Opening lead—• 7 "Was South justified in assuming that West must have both trum honors for his penalty double of five hearts? Would you say that his line of play was theoretically correct even though a practical failure?" On the basis of the evidenct, I caet one vote agsinst South. It seems excessively pessimistic to assume that West must have botb It's generally agreed that Hollywood has gone as far as it can go enlarging movie screens to combat TV competition. The new big screens, with P'aramount's easy-on- the-eyes. VistaVision as the latest entry, revived interest in movie- going. But now there's even better news for film fans. It's spelled out story-scope. The man with his eye on bigger and better stories for Paramount's VistaVision is the studio's executive producer, Don Hartman, who trump honors for his penalty double. Even if West has both trump honors, the line of play that South adopted would work only if West also had at least three clubs. This is possible, but it reduces the likli- hood of the success of an already unlikely line of play. The clinching consideration is that West wouldn't dream of opening a rather adventurous diamond if had two sure trump tricks. He would make his normal spade open_ ing lead, since he would not be seeking a diamond ruff. The actual diamond opening lead should have indicated to South that West felt very, doubtful about his penalty Twenty members of the Red Pepper club of the city high school motored to Memphis Saturday for an all day party which included a motor ride to points of interest, lunch at the Hotel Peabody, and a matinee . party. Miss-Mary Adah Robinson is the retiring president of the club and Miss Lynette Tucker is the incoming president. Mrs. B. J. Allen and son, Berry, have gone to Hot Springs, Ark., where they will spend three weeks. Richard Rose, who attends Texas Military Academy at Terrel, Texas, has arrived home to spend the summer months with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles. Rose. A FARMER who called his newly- employed hired man out of bed at 4:00 a.m. was surprised a few minutes later to see the man walking off down the road. "Hey," shouted the farmer, "come back here and eat your breakfast before you go to work." "Who's going to work? I'm going to find a place where I can spend the night!"—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. IN THE DAYS of big families there was no demand for babysitters. The oldest child looked after the youngest one.—Miami Herald. Joe Parks had so many fancy offers on his old car on at turn- in that he decided if it was that good, he'd better keep it. Close Quotes Answer to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS 1 "Out of the frying — into the fire" 4 "The last of summer" 8 "A —— worse than death" 12 "Cakes and i> 13 State 14 Love god 15 "Rag, , and bobtail" 16 Feeling 18 Expungers 20 Reposes 21 Small child 22 Shade trees 24 Pace 26 "A food at the time" 27 Musical direction 30 "All —" 32 Newspaper executive 34 Underground passage 35 Curie's discovery 36 Diminutive suffixes 37 "His and " 30 Altitudes (tb.) 40 Father 41 Article 42 Fall flower 45 Strangle 49 Throughout \ the statt 51 Pull 52 Gambling game 53 Prayer ending 54 Metallic rock 55 "In the of • lifetime* H" ta 57 Weight of India DOWN 1 de f oie gras 2 Wing-shaped 3 Denials 4 Destroyed 5 "It's all now" 6 Felt 2$ "Wait by the 7 Suffixes garden " 8 Destinies 25 Lie next 9 French friends 26 Indolent 10 " your own horn" 11 Sea eagles 17 Armed fleet Id "Get thee 40 Surgical thread 41 English river 42 Inquires 43 "Watch your behind me, u 23 Ogles person 27 Daggers 28 Praise (coll.) 44 Ethiopian lake 29 Weapons 46 Fruit drinks 31 Engage again 47 Ripped 33 Western state 48 Pitcher 38 Regulated 50 Armed system conflict

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