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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.)' COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, AmisUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlilnf Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detioit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered a« second clan matter at the port- offlce at Blythevffle, Arkansas under act ol Con- frew, October 8. 1917. Member ol The Associated PTCM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ot BlythevlUe or any •uburban town whert carrier lervlct la maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, »6.00 p«i year S2 50 for six months, 11.35 for three moathi; by mail outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I drew them with cordg of a man, with bands of lore: and I wai to them a« thej that take olf the yoke on their Jaw*, and I I»ld meat unto them. — Hosea 11:4. * * * If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of evil, It is pure human love. — Nathaniel Willis. Barbs The average crook looks it, says a judge. It's hard tt keep a straight face when you're crooked, * * * Lots of corking good tlme> have a lot to So with uncorking. » * * A western bandit, 7 feet, 1 Inches tall, was picked up by polio — and now he is in lot a long stretch. * » » The average follng dub eventually break! 100 — but takes a lot of digging. * * * The boost in the price of gasoline docs a nice Job of keeping distance from lending encchant- ment We Must Decide If We Can Afford Savings in Defense It was not only our scientists who felt the seismographic tremors when the Russians explo3ed a hydrogen device Aug. 12. The windows in a lot of top administration offices must have rattled. . The event put the Eisenhower administration in a fresh dilemma. It would like to tell the American people more about the nature of the hydrogen bomb ' threat. But it doesn't want to do that without offering some new hope of defense against nuclear weapons. And that appears to involve colossal sums of money. Numerous groups have examined the question of U. S. continental defense. The most extreme findings were that we would have to spend $16 billion to $20 billion to achieve anything like real security from atomic attack. Other reports expressed doubt that even huge sums could give us any guarantee of safety. They emphasized that the best defense is a good offense. By that they mean, of course, a strategic air force of great retaliatory striking power, capable of delivering large numbers of nuclear weapons over distant enemy targets with devastating effect. We have such a force in partial being, and are constantly striving to heighten its value by employing improved types of aircraft and enlarging the network of bases from which our planes can operate. If a strategic air force is indeed our chief security reliance, then obviously an enemy will recognize the fact. Should he have any idea of crushing us w i t h : a single great surprise blow, our o w n striking power must inevitably be his first and most important target. He must try to prevent our planes from rising to hit back. If he does not, he may ruin our cities, but we shall destroy his, too. Some Americans are suggesting that, in the light of this, we concentrate our home defense effort on protecting the strategic air force — the bases, the planes, the hoard of bombs. The argument has large elements of good sense. If an enemy can be made to doubt his ability to knock out our retaliatory power, then he is most likely to be deterred from any attack at all. Furthermore, since money cannot buy a perect defense and we evidently are not prepared to spend without limit for this purpose anyway, it seems wise to give top priority to'safeguards for the strategic force. But surely, in the end, this must be taken as a relative matter. We still must try to get as much defense as possible for our industries and cities. W« need better radar nets and other warning devices. We need a vastly bigger and more efficient civilian defense organization. The big problem the President must settle is whether even minimum safety measures are compatible with White House plans for a balanced budget and lower taxes in the years ahead. The experts say any large future savings can come only from defense. Can we aford these savings when we know Russia is building a power-punch with annihilating nuclear weapons? Views of Others Time Of Decision The grief that an unfavorable Supreme Court decision on segregation this year may cause Alabama is probably not well understood yet. The time Is at hand to brace for a reverberating blow. The truth is, we Alabamlans have become dulled to these civil rights crises because there have been so many since 1D48, commencing with the Truman civil rights explosion. After all this time, the tide in Congress ii now running with the South. But the struggle in the courts Is not abated. The cases pending before the court now test the power of a state to maintain segregated schools If they are "equal." If the court rules that segregation violates the Constitution despite the equality of the separate schools tor white and colored, that is going to cause the-Lord-knows- what. But such a decision would presumably affect more than Alabama's schools. Presumably it would likewise affect other public facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, auditoriums, public toilets, community houses and athletic stadiums. City officials In Alabama are quite concerned. IJ there must be overnight equalizing of these facilities under the terms of the court's ruling, a tremendous and probably Impossible expenditure of public funds will be called for. If segregation is destroyed by the court's ruling the difficulties to be encountered In Alabama facilities are too obvious to require review. The day of reckoning is evidently approach- Ing with long, swift strides. The court postponed its ruling until December, but its decision will not be long In coming. Its nature and Its mode of application cannot be foretold. But we do know that the ruling, however it goes, involves very heavy expenditures for equalization (such as we now witness In South Carolina) and the tranqullity of race relations. — Montgomery Advertiser. Long Pause For A Reply Novelet James Strelt Is no longer popular In Texas after asking, on a recent visit there, why they didn't take the profits from tidelands oil and pay their own drouth relief. The Lone Star state's best minds are still ; searching around for an. answer . -= Nashville Tennessean. Bouncy Boulevards A leading rubber manufacturer has announced perfection of a synthetic latex compound which may be mixed with asphalt to form a new road-building material. We are withholding the stamp of approval from this one. The way we bounce around now on our city streets, If we should add rubber to the pavement we might bounce further yet. — Savannah Morning News. SO THEY SAY An Oklahoma man who says he never drank, smoked or swore celebrated his OBUi birthday recently. Wonder how long It really seemed . . .? — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. * * * Pome In Which There Is A Slight Rearrangement Of-An Ancient Jingle: Early to bed and early to rise, Makes you dumber than most other guys. — Atlanta Journal. * * * There is nothing like the music in the patter of little feet around the house, guests frequently observe before friends who nve parents. But they could be more skilled in their appraisal if they were around to see them tramp in and out of shoe stores the year around. — Greenwood .Miss.) Commonwealth. * * # An ideal wife is one who hasn't run her husband down since she caught him. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. * * * Coin-in-the-slot television sets are being Introduced into doctors' and dentists' offices. And how convenient it will be to sit there and watch the 1935 movies which are reviewed in the magazines on the waiting-room table. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. * * * Exploding atomic bombs probably has fully as much effect on the weather as talking about the weather does. — Bristol (Tenn.) Herald-Courier. * * * Another kind of handicapped children are those with too much money to waste. — Ellza- bethtown (Ky.) News. * • * These Cleveland (sports) writers are the second worst. You Boston writers are the worst. — Ted Williams, Boston slugger. Chips Off the Same Block Peter Edson's Washington Column — How to Be Formal in a Kimono; Hell's Canyon Case Is Delayed WASHINGTON —(NEA)— While Americans and Europeans designate the formality of a diplomatic function by saying it is "white tie," or "black tie," the Japanese, who are now pve- paring the social calendar for the forthcoming visit of their Crown Prince Akihito, have a more colorful way of rating a party. The formal Peter Ed son state reception for the crown prince at the Japanese embassy will be a five-crested kimono affair. The crest, in this case, is the family seal of each high ranking Japanese lady. The crest is dyed right into the material of the kimono Itself, In Japan, a one-crested kimono may be worn for the more informal social functions. For formal events, the crest may be repeated three times In the kimono. But for an audience with the emperor, a Japanese lady should shew up wearing a live-crest number. Even though this reception Is to be a five-crest affair, the Japanese embassy is planning to serve mounds of suklynku, a Japanese beef stew. And if the weather is not too hot, there will be a special delicacy of sushi — rice balls wrapped with raw fish. Delay's The Word Delay is the order of the day in the celebrated Hell's Canyon Dam case before the Federal Power Commission. Right after Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay took the Department of Interior out of the case, backers of the "one high dam" asked for a delay. FPC turned it down. Then Idaho Power Co., which wants to build three smaller dams at the site, asked for a recess from Aug. 7 to Sept. 21 to prepare further data. FPC granted that request. When the FPC resumes hearings, it will have before it a request from the "one high dam" proponents for a further recess to Nov. 9. . Critics of FPC are watching to see if it will turn down this second petition. Returns Money After being prodded by House Appropriations Committee, the DuPont Co. has returned to the Atomic Energy Commission §1-3.4 million out of $15.5 million which was held as an insurance liability fund. It was set up to cover possible damage in connection with construction of the Hanford, Wash., plant. But the safgty record has been so good that, in the last few weeks, all but $2 million of the reserve to cover personal damages, and $100,000 to cover property damages, have been turned back to the government. Revolving Fund The question of the $6 billion U. S. Treasury cash balance, now kept on demand deposit in some 12,000 banks throughout the country, has caused considerable confusion. On the last day of the congressional session, there was some Senate questioning as to why the Treasury did not collect interest on this huge sum? Actually, it was reported this cash balance is a revolving operating fund which increases and decreases from month to month as the Treasury collects taxes and meets payrolls and other bills. While the government does not collect interest on these deposits, the Treasury explains it is not charged by the banks for servicing these accounts. The Treasury also gets other free services from the banks, such as handling savings bond sales and redemptions. Treasury officials say the amounts are not stabte enough, from month to month, for them to collect interest on. The present method of handling Treasury balances is authorized by a law passed in 1917, at the start- of World War I. It was amended in 1933 and in 1943. That's A Dog's Life! The life of a dog in Hungary is now about what you would expect. His owner must pay the equivalent of $10 for a license to keep him, and on the Communist wage and living scale, that's a lot of money. The manufacture of dog food is banned and restaurant owners are prohibited by law from selling scraps to dog owners. Dog catchers patrol the streets for any dog not on a leash. Any dogs caught are taken to ,the zoo to feed the wild snimals. Supersalesman Jim Moran, the stunt salesmt.n who once peddled an icebox to an Eskimo, has been pushing the sale of Persian rugs lately. When Moran read about the financial em- barassment of the Shah of Iran, he took action. With publicity flourishes through Washington, all of 1000 rials were cabled to Teheran. Moran said he thought the shah could find a use for it. The great gift amounted to 530. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service By W E. Gilroy. D. D "Stand, therefore." this is Saint Paul's exhortation to the Christains at Ephesus (Ephesians 6' after he had urged them to "put on the whole irmar of God," so that they might 'withstand In the evil day, and having done all, stand." That Paul should have seen the Christian life as warfare is not to be wondered at. His whole course was beset with enemies and ersecutions. No man, apparently, WHS more indomitable in spirit, yet Paul reveals that with all his .stoutness of heart he had conflict.-! within. e speaks of "a messenger of Sain to buffet him" (11 Corinthians J:7). He speaks of his weakness, though .1 this weakness he found strength through depending on God. "My grave is sufficient for three; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that ie power of Christ may rest upon ne." To the Christians, to whom Paul wrote, life was also « warfare. They may have been free from the most serious persecutions that beset Paul, aut they were subject to persecution. There wore hazards in being a Christian, The days ,as Paul says, were evil (Epheslans 5:16*. The pagan environment wns hostile and full of temptations of the flesh and of the spirit. Paul is Insistent upon the Christian warfare, and. like a great mil- ,tary lender, he is deeply concerned about prepavution, equipment, indoctrination and rousing words of .nsplratton and encouragement. And in -ill this his own example Is never lacking. That is a quality of great leaders. George Washington, fighting In the very forefront with his poorly equipped troops, exemplifies this quality. .What men like Washington have been in material warfare Paul was in the warfare of the spirit, fearless,-undaunted, no matter what the odds. Is the Christian life still a warfare today? It is a significant and important question, Hostile forces and temptations are no less real, though they may seem less evident and more subtle. I think it may be said that we do not think of the Christian life as a warfare as precisely, and as much, as It Is set forth in New Testament days. But I wonder whether this may not be because we lack something of the vision that Inspired Paul and the early disciples; that we do not see, as they did, the need of warfare, with the call of duty and the call to greatness. An eminent English preacher, the late Sylvester Home, once wrote a little book on "The Life That is Easy." He described the Christian life. But Home himself was a fighter, and he wrote of that life as easy only through mastery, completeness of commitment and the sort of strength that Paul found made perfect In weakness. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Even Poor Cards May Be Useful By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service Could anything be more useless than the three and the two of hearts in the North hand shown today? They had no value as trumps since declarer's heart suit was independent and since he didn't need to ruff anything in the dummy. Nevertheless they were important THE GREAT big beautiful car drove up to the curb where the cute little office gu-1 was waiting for the bus. A man stuck his head out and said: "Hello, I'm driving south." Young lady: "How wonderful. Bring me back an orange." — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. TROUBLE about after-supper visitors, they always stay until a fellow's sleep is showing. — Bartow (Ga.) Herald. Head Courier Newi Classified Ads. NORTH 4KQ43 »32 4 7652 + K76 WEST A A 10 6 V9.6 A1083 EAST 4J987 V874 «QJ9 + J1095 AQ82 SOUTH (D) 452 V AKQJ105 »K4 #A43 North-South vul. South West North Eut 1 V Pass 1 * Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J cards, and South lost his contract because he overlooked their function. West opened the jack of clubs, and South won in his own hand with the ace. South promptly drew trumps with the ace, Icing and queen. This was a fatal error, as we shall see. South noxt led a spnde towards dummy. West played low, and dum- Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD _<NEA)— MOVIES WITHOUT POPCORN: Giant ants are lilted against such frail mortals as Charleton Heston and Eleanor Parker over at Paramount in George Pal's "Naked Jungle" and I watch the costars emote under Byron Haskins' direction in a harrowing scene just before a fresh onslaught of the insects. On the sidelines near me are two dolls from local TV shows, Dorothy Gardiner and Joan Gardner. When Eleanor finishes her hysterics for the camera, she walks over to the TV visitors and asks for their autographs, explaining that her kiddies never miss their program. That's Hollywood, 1953, for you— when a big movie queen asks two minor television actresses for autographs. Black-haired Vera Ralston and red-haired Joan Leslie, surrounded by John Russell, Pat 'Brien and Forrest Tucker, are working in a crowded Mexican barroom scene at Republic in the movie version of Gween Bristow's best-seller, "Jubilee Trail." Director Joseph Kane calls for silence and the camera turns, ut of camera range, a painter is repairing the barroom sign, 'La Fon" I learn that some playful extra added a name to the sign and that without the word being painted out, the barroom would be identified as "La Henry Fonda." Crazy, Man, Crazy Guy Madison, filrndom's gift to TV, and television's gift right back to the movie industry, on demand from Hollywood, is at work at trie Warner Bros, ranch in a follow-up sagebrush thriller to his smash 3-D picture, "Charge at Feather River." On signal from Director David Butler, standing under the shade of a giant umbrella with the camera crew, Guy, flanked by James Whitmore and Harvey Lembeck, ride lickety-split down from the hills, followed by a mob of whooping Indians. The redskins scream, "Crazy, man, crazy man" and "dig the war paint Tl as they thunder past the camera on their horses. "The Vine-Street branch of the Sioux tribe, you know," winks Director Butler. , Ida Lupino is on the director's side of the camera at Republic as she puts Joan Fontaine, her suc- my was able to win with the king of spades. There was now no con- monds and returned another club, won the trick with the ace of dia- forcing dummy's king. This settled declarer's hash. He was now sui'e to lose'a club, two diamonds and a spade trick. Dummy's small trumps were useful as a way of getting out of the dummy and into the South hand safely. After winning the first trick with the ace of clubs, ? South could afford to draw one trump and one trump only. The correct play is then to switch to spades, whereupon West would play low and dummy would win with the king. Now South would return to his own hand with a trump. Only after making this play would it be proper for South "to draw the third round of trumps. South could now afford to lead his second spade, and West would be unable to defeat the contract. If he took the ace of spades, South could get to dummy with the king of clubs In order to discard a club loser on the queen of spades. If West did not take his ace of spades immediately, dummy would win with the queen and South would not lose any spade trick at all. Either way, of course, South would make his contract very easily. cessor as Mrs. Collior Young; Edmond 'Brien and Edmund Gwenn through a key scene in "TheBiga- mist" for her own independent company with her ex-husband. Young. She's wearing a flowered skirt, white ballet shoes, a white blou$a and a red ribbon In her hair. Every now and then, Ida addresses a burly crew member as "Ducky" or "Dearie." When Ida is ready to go for a take, she calls out to her stars with the crispness of a. Noel Coward heroine: "Tempo, now darlings. Then w« can all finish the scenes and dash over to Errol Plynn's house!" UCive Him Work 1 ' •Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, and Mary McCarty are tha principals before the camera in another Jane's singing talents, "French shipboard scene — this time for RKO's first musical tailored to Line." Extras and bit players stroll along the deck on order from Director Lloyd Bacon. Between takes, Gilbert Roland walks past the camera to huddle with Producer Edmund Grainger. He points to Barry Norton, a former star in the 1920's, now playing a bit role, and says: "Give Barry as much work as you can, please, amigo. He needs it. I was an extra on his pictures when he was a big star, considered the handsomest man in Hollywood. It's a matter of sentiment with me that he should get as many days' work as you can give him." '' fl» IN VIRGINIA a 21 year old theater accepts items of barter, such as beans, corn, cows or sows as the price of admission. It is probably the only theater in history in which the audiences produce the ham. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. NEW ZEALAND'S prime minister wants the western powers to accept the new Russian attitude at face value, "shake hands and let by-gones be by-gones." Trouble is that the new by-gones have us in a shaky frame of mind about the new developments. — Arkansas Ga- Gazette. J5 Years Ago In B/yf/iev/7/e Miss Jane Branson left last night for Gainesville. Ga., where she is a student at Brenau College. She has spent the summer here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. S, Branson. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Klrby are in Memphis where Mr. Kirby will undergo an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. G. G. Hubbard and daughter, Miss Mildred Lou, and Mrs. R. H. Brandon are spending today in Memphis. r Aunt Molly Harnisworth says; she has no sympathy for grand- > parents who volunteer to take care of little grandchildren while their parents go on vacation, because they should know better. This and That Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Man and 5 All and good 9 and downs 80 and repose (II Bargain —— DOWN 1 ——, Texas 2 Sacred Image 12 Playing cards 3 Marshes 13 Lamb's 4 Worms "Essays 5 Espouse of " 6 Chooses 14 Born 7 Italian coin 15 Deems 8 Endures 17 and 9 Not mixed women 10 Equal 18 Beginning 11 Remit 19 American 16 Slanted type songbird 10 Wild twine 21 and 22 Within the pepper enemy's 13 and heir 24 Greek war god 24 Strong right 25 and file 26 Moderated 28 Love affair 30 Slippery 31 Essential being 33 Locations 35 Continent 45 Carols 46 God queen! 47 Ireland 48 Deceive 50 Notion 51 Sign, — deliver thi 40 of eight 52 Sea eagle 43 Scrooge was 55 Whale one (comb, form) 27 Mona 29 Awry 32 Dried grape 34 Black birds 36 Lure 37 Birds of thrush family 38 Short comedy 39 On the of the moment 41 Color 42 Prccioui stone 44 Behind the curtain 49 Shore 49 Balance 53 Craft 54 One who wlni 56 Contend 57 Fencing sword S8"A >n d hungry look" 59 At the of 5T

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