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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 4, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAT, JUNE 1. 19M TH* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW» TH* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINXB, Publisher BARRY A. HAINEB, AKistant Publiibtr A- A. FREDRICK8ON Editor PAUL D HUUAN, AdTcrtliint Uan«car Solt National Adrertising Bepr««entatiT«s: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Entered a* second clan matter at the pott- ottiee at Blythcrille, Arkansas, under act ot Con- frees, October •, itlT. _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES^ By carrier in~lh« city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service to maintained, J5e per week. By mail, within a radius of 56 miles, $5.0C per jear, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations Now to him that is of power to itablUh you aeeordtaf to my gospel, and the preaching of Jen* Christ, according to the revaUtlon of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world begin.—Romans 16:25. * » * Owe Lord ha* written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime.—Luther. Barbs Nudity is an art, says a thetrical producer. The art of filling a theatre? * # # There is no records of any earthquake ia California ever having destroyed the climate. * * * The bif league teams are in full action now— as well as the scrub teams at home. * * * We wonder—do correspondence school students call the mailman "professor"? * * * By the time you find out what trouble is all about it's about something else. Both Base and Industry Should be This City's Goal This week's meeting between forces favoring air base reactivation and those obviously opposed to same is one of the healthiest developments on the base issue of recent months. As the city stands on the threshold of twin major accomplishments, it was deplorable that it threatened itself with divided ranks on this issue. We hope all elements of this discussion now understand each other better. As for this newspaper's position, we still are convinced base reactivation will do more to provide jobs and payroll than any industrial prospect yet sighted or reported. We believe, along with most businessmen, that industralization plans for the airbase property are fraught with too many "if" factors . . . including, evidently. Congressional and Presidential action. A deed to the base with recapture clause would be of little value to the city of Blytheville. This was pretty conclusively proved during the immediate post World War II years. Frankly, we view chances of getting the base back, free of recapture clauses, as somewhat slight. In other words, we see reactivation more as a bird in the hand and, oddly enough, we believe the Air Force intends to reactivate here and that Senator John McClellan has been honest in his dealings with the people of Blythe\ r ille. We seem to be able to stand firmly on these facts than on some of the more nebulous materials out by the opposition. Chamber of Commerce oficials voiced some dismay over other rumors to the effect that some of its representatives have been credited with anti-base sentiments. Certainly the Chamber should be alarmed over such reports, for they were and are being circulated freely. We believe the City Hall session may have helped show who stands where on this issue. The unanimity of the board's action however, went far in mjecting better spirit into the issue. And we don't particularly savor the idea of airbase vs. Industry. Shouldn't we all try to think more along the lines of Blytheville's development, which would include not only base reactivation but also industrial and agricultural development of this area? Congress Does Some Work Despite Army-M'Carthy A number of Republican leaders have been tilling 1 us that despite all the furor over the Army-McCarthy hearings th« ConfrtsA WM getting its work done. „ Th« evidence now seems to indicate that, At tait so far M appropriations are con- cerned, this is quite correct. Appropriations measures are supposed to be enacted by June 30, since the government's new fiscal year begins July 1. But seldom in the last six years has Congress come anywhere near meeting that deadline. Once thjngs dragged on until Sept. 6; and twice it failed to clean up appropriations action until the very end of October. This time the House is a whole month ahead of last year's not very impressive schedule, and the Senate seems to be better, too. The house has passed seven of the 11 money measures called -for, and in the aggregate they represent five sixths of the funds sought by President Eisenhower. The Senate has disposed of two of the seven approved in the House, and has another ready for early consideration. Hearings on three more are complete. If this pace could be maintained, we might see all appropriations voted by the June 30 deadline. The sticker appears to be foreign aid. Neither house can do anything on the money side until Congress approves the basic authorization for aid expenditures, and this has not been done. Though it is too early to say what the Senate will do on this score, the House has chopped almost $3 billion off the President requests in acting on seven bills. About half the cut come in the military budget. So much has been said not only in recent months but in the last few years, about the irresponsibility and neglect of elemental lawmaking duties in Congress that it seems only fair to recognize the improvement shown in 1954 in this vital appropriations field. Congress obviously is not at a standstill while the great Inquiry grinds on. Earnest men are hard at work in the grubbiest area of lawmaking there is— marking up the money bills. They deserve to be encouraged for their responsible effort. And one may perhaps be forgiven for hoping that their example will be contagious on,Capitol Hill. VIEWS OF OTHERS Same Answer Every now and then, if you travel around just a little bit, you meet some folks from the New England States who just naturally don't understand or like southern people, and, furthermore, don't want to like us or understand us. It goes like this: They'll let us know, in double quick, they think we are a backward people, suffering from all the ill effects of poverty .Our schools they will more than hint, are poor. Our educational level is the lowest in the nation. All this is because we are poor. So poverty stricken. But, we will brightly answer to this: "We have been poor, but we are progressing somewhat. We are raising our standards of living. We are getting some industres in our state. We have even imported a good many from New England. Look at the textile situation. Many of your factories are moving south. Maybe our level of income will improve as we get more of these industries." But we discover we have made a terrible social error in mentioning this possibility. The citizens from New England looks coldly down their nos« at us as ve naively mention the influx of factories into the Southland. We learn to our consternation that he didn't like us the way we were and he doesn't like the idea of our changing into anything like himself. He just doesn't like us. That's the long and short of it.—Laurel (Miss.) L*ader-Call. Bidding For U. S. Property The Czechs ordered the construction of a steel mill in this country and its transportation to Czechoslovakia. They paid cash, $16,000,000 for it. But we blocked shipment after the Soviets took over the country. And recently our government advertised the steel mill for sale to satisfy private claims against the Czechs. A California company bid 1.6 million dollars. A New York company bid $^51,000. A Pennsylvania man bid $2,000. A ennsylvania company bid $100. But an Argentine company bid $9,000,000. Evidently the company from Buenos Aires is in EarneU and perhaps the California and New York companie are likewise serious. Their bid* nevertheless reflect more or less of the expectation upon the part of those who deal with the government that they are going to get good$ far below their value.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Solver of All Riddles Peter Edson's Washington Column- In Speculation on Segregation WASHINGTON —(NEA)— One aspect of the Supreme Court's unanimous decision outlawing school segregation which has not yet been given consideration is what happens to the teachers. All the emotional utterances on this far-reaching reform have so far been in the nature of speculation on how the politicians, the parents and finally the pupils themselves—in about that order—will adapt themselves to the new situation. Enough time has now elapsed for everyone concerned to get a I few nights' sleep and view the '. problem xvith more calm than was at first manifest. One thing is clear. Nothing is going to happen precipitously. The schools will reopen next fall pretty much as in the past. It will be October before the Supreme Court hears arguments on what kind of a decree it should hand down to put the new system into effect, It will be some months after that before the order is issued. There must be another full school year in which to make the transition. Is it too late to bring the old time Bible stand down from the attic or up from the cellar? Is it too late to give it the choice spot it once en- Joyed in every home? If it it, then it i* very late indeed.—Clifford Hood, president U. S. Steel, * * * I Do not think the President (Eisenhower') is responsible for the (hush-huih) decision . . . I don't think his judgement is that bad.—Jfcn Joseph McCarthy. In areas where there is a natural economic segregation of rich and poor, or a housing segregation that hangs over from old restrictive convenants, there may be no great problem. There will be predominantly white schools and predominantly colored schools pretty much as they are today. This will apply to most of the 17 southern states where segregation has been legal, and to the big northern cities like New York, Chicago and Detroit with their black belts. The problem will be concentrated largely in the fringe areas. It is not so much a problem of race relations as it is of personnel management by school administrators. It may be idealistic perfection to say that teacher assignments of the future will be made without discrimination. But some white teachers simply won't be able to handle classes predominantly colored, and vice versa. The temperament of each teacher will have to be considered for fitness in any particular assignment. Unfortunately, there aren't very satisfactory statistics on the supply of colored teachers. In some states like New York it is against the law to keep records of teachers by race. The figures are available only in the 17 segregated southern states. In District of Columbia the figures are available through teacher certificates issued for Division One (white) and Division Two (colored). The best approximations of U.S. Office of Education and National Education Association are that in 1950 there were between 80,000 and 100,000 colored teachers for the 3,200.000 colored children enrolled j in U. S. elementary and high i schools. In the 17 southern states and District of Columbia there were 74,558 colored teachers. In general there has been a great shortage of qualified white teachers for the public schools in recent years, but a surplus of colored teachers. Many cities have had to employ temporary, uncertified white teachers bemf;.,o)ualified college-trained teachers were not available. With a surplus of qualified colored teachers now available for nonsegregated schools, many states may face the need of re-examining and recertifying or dropping their temporary teachers. In 1950, in North Carolina, for instance, 98 per cent of the colored teachers had college degrees, while only 88 per cent of the whit tach- ers had them. Similarly, in 1950 North Carolina employed 1707 new white teachers, though its colleges graduated only 704 qualified teachers for elementary schools. By contrast. North Carolina hired only 359 colored teachers, though 460 were graduated. The training which the colored teachers received may not have been up to the standard of the white colleges. But this example points up the fact that there is a surplus of colored teachers to meet the shortage of white teachers—if they can be employed. National Education Association has no racial bars and many of its members—it doesn't know how many—are colored teachers. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have had separate branches of the colored American Teachers' Association. Delaware and Missouri A. T. A. organizations have now merged with N. E. A. and the Maryland organization is in the process of merging. So far as the teachers, they appear ready to end segregation on short order . Sunday School Lesson— Written for Service Under the title "Words of Wisdom from the Bible," Guy Lloyd Uber has had published "a Bible concordance that is different." It is not at all as complete and comprehensive as the Concordance by Charles R. Joy, butl ike it its references are given in the verses of the King James' Version without comment. Compiled during a long illness, it adds some features that might be of particular interest to those who havem uch time for meditation. While the main part of the volume Is without comment, in the introduction there is a statement that I think may be confusing unless it is properly" understood. In answer to those who say that "the Bible contradicts itself." Uber replies that "if you study the Scriptures you will find it is not so." It depends on what one meaivs by "contradiction," and if the implication is that all Bible teaching is on the same level, the Bible itself shows that this is not so. Manifestly, there is a great- difference between the conception of a God whose back parts can be seen (Exodus 33:23), and a God of Love, whom "no man hath seen at any time," but whom '"the only Begotten Son hath declared" (John 1:18). But this is not a contradiction, any more than the electric light is a contradiction of the tallow candle. It is a matter of progress and development, of growth in the knowledge of God, and in the conceptions of right and wrong. I stress this matter very much because I think it is exceedingly im- poftant in the use and understanding of the Bible, which is not only a book of truth, but a book of progress m the quest for truth, and in the revelation of God. The Bible, too, is its own best interpreter, and one ought not to neglect the great light that the New Testament spreads upon the Old. Moreover, in the Old Testament itself the great prophecies of the| Exile, like chapters in Isaiah, with the vision of a whole world blessed through a consecrated and righteous Israel, are far in advance of the early records of the slaughtering of enemies. Think, also, of the magnificent social righteousness of a prophet like Amos, in contrast with a Jacob, in conspiring with his mother to defraud his brother of his birthright. Jacob, it is true. Became a better man: and even in those early times glorious things shone through—the promise of all the larger and better things that were to be. What a noble conception of God was a Being with whom man could reason, as Abraham reasoned in Genesis 18:23-33. And how far our war-stricken world is behind an Abraham, who so loved peace that he was willing to sacrifice his own interests to maintain it (Genesis 13:5-1D. The Bible is God's book for man, but it is also a great book of man, and every student of the Bible must read it with discernment and judgment if he would realize and attain the best that God has for man. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Make Sure Signals Don't Backfire Very few bridge signals should be automatic. If a signal gives valuable information to your partner, well and good. If it doesn't, forget the signal; it may beomer- nng by giving valuable information to the declarer. When today's hand was played, West opened the jack of spades, and East won with the ace. East properly shifted to the queen of clubs, and South won with the ace. South looked the hand over carefully and saw that he was bound to lose three tricks in the black suits no matter how he played the hand. The contract therefore depended on losing no trump tricks. Since tnere wasn't much point in wasting either time or tears on this sort of problem, South continued by laying down the ace of hearts. East began a signal by playing the three of hearts. The failure of the deuce of WEST NORTH (D) 4KQ ¥9854 • AKQ9 4853 EAST 4J10975 4A432 VQ7 V1032 41054 4732 4K76 4QJ10 SOUTH 486 V AK J6 • J86 4A942 North-South vul North Ernst South West 1 4 Pass 1 V Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pas& Pas» Pass Opening lead—4 J trumps to appear on the first trick intrigued South. He entered dummy with a diamond and* led a trump from the dummy. East now produced the deuce of hearts, and declarer thought about matters very carefully. An echo in trump is usually employed to show a holding of exactly three trumps. Since East nan*, pened to be a fairly steady and unimaginative player, it seemed clear to South that East was signaling the fact that he held three trumps. It didn't seem likely to declarer that East would signal this information if he had started with three trumps headed by the queen. Hence declarer decided to play East for three trumps lacking ttM Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— NBA) —Exclusively Yours: Now it's a testimonial dinner for a Hollywood tailor with the eyebrow-lifting name of Nudie. "Nudies for the Ladies" was the name of a theatrical clothes shop on Broadway until 1947. Now it's Nudie, Master Tailor to Western Stars." With a sewing machine, a hot iron and personality, *'Just-call-me- by-my-first-name - pardner" Nudie corralled all of Hollywood's shoot- 'em-up heroes and became an Adrian of the sagebrush. His best customers—Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Rex Allen, Tex Williams, Andy Devine,-Guy Madison, Gary Cooper, Bill Williams, Gene Autry and others—are tossing Nudie a testimonial feedbag next month. He charges them up to $1,500 for fancy git-along-little- dogie outfits but they love him. Current fashion modes in Nudie's stable: Roy Rogers — horseshoe pockets with lots of fringe on shirts. Rex Allen — patch pockets with a slit. Dale Evans — shirts decorated with silver stars. Tex Williams—"W" shirt fronts. Sights and Sounds: Porfirio Rubirosa lunching with Zsa Zsa and ordering Japanese mushroom tea. Pals claim that all his power over womankind comes from the stuff. (Waiter, a double order, please, and a gallon to take home.) Maureen O'Hara in a lavender- colored convertible with white leather upholstery and damask fabric. . . . Richard Denning, who plays amateur detective Mr. North on TV, howling at a performance of "Dial M. for Murder" at the L. A. Biltmore Theater. Reason: A Scotland Yard man's line of dialogue: "We're called a bunch of flatfoots but may the saints preserve us from the amateur detectives." C. B.'DeMille advising Charlton Heston not to accept any roles this summer prior to playing Moses in "The Ten Commandments" in October: "I don't want Moses emotionally disturbed by having played some conflicting character." LINDA DARNELL has postponed her decision on marriage to Phil Liebmann until after she completes her new Italian film. Friends say that the star will give the millionaire beer company owner a no answer." hie many whisky-soaked portrayals: "This type of character if timeless. Having become an adult he takes one good look at the world and decides, 'Nuts. I don't want to see it sober.' " Nora Flynn Kaymes' salary as a private secretary is $250 a month —enough to buy the groceries and pay the pediatrician bills for her two daughters by Errol Flynn. . .. Ursula Thiess' marriage to Robert Taylor is expected to snip most of the immigration red tape holding up the arrival of her son and her mother from Hamburg, Germany, MARIO DA RE, brother of Aldo Ray, has been told that he may have to undergo surgery on the leg that took him out of college football. The days of studios gifting stars with mink coats is back with us again. That hunk of fur Nina Foch is sporting is an outright present from MGM for doing personal appearances to plug "Executive Suite." "Someone to Watch Over Me," on Warner Bros.' upcoming sched- uld, is a rewrite of "Four Daughters," the Fannie Hurst yarn that starred the Lane sisters and the late John Garfield. 75 Years Ago In Biythevilli Mrs. Henry Layson went to Nevada, Mo., yesterday morning to attend the., graduation exercises of her daughter, Mary Eunice, from Cottey College. Miss Layson has completed the two years work at this junior college. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stovall spent yesterday in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mo. Miss Mary Jeanne Afflick, Miss Sara Lou McCutchen, and Miss Peggy White went to Memphis today to begin a five day course in drum majoring. Betty Madigan, the singer ("Joey") who is a dead ringer for Jennifer Jones, is up for an MGMu- sical. . . . Aside to Porfirio Rubirose: June Havor's murdering you in her Las Vegas nightclub act. . .. Bill Gargan, TV's original Martin Kane, is headed for the home screens again in the video version) of his radio series, "Barry Craid." There's a midsummer deadline for Claudette Colbert's pilot tele- film. If it isn't sold by then, she'll accept movie offers. . . . Holly-" wood's bidding for the Shirley Booth Broadway hit, "By the Beautiful Sea," but this time, it's said, Shirley will have to watch someone else play the role. THOMAS MITCHELL, playing a drunken sheriff in "Destry," about queen, which meant that West's queen was now about to drop. South put up the king of clubs and dropped the blank queen, thus assuring the shaky contract. You may be sure that West had A few choice remarks to make about useless signals. The moral, a good one for everybody, is that the trump echo 'should be reserved for those occasions when you must inform your partner even at the expense of informing the enemy. Avoid using this echo when there is a possible trump finesse. Two Housewives, while Baiting their turn at the grocer's, were overheard discussing the last depression. "It came at such a bad time," said one, "Just when everybody was out of work."—Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. A RECENT HEADLINE informed us that it is "Unlikely Yanks Will Be Sent To .Indo-China," That about eliminates any hope anyone might have held for a new pennant winner in the American League. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. IT WOULD BE interesting to hear what ancestors who chewed tobacco and dipped snuff would say about descendants who filter a little cigaret smoke. — Memphis Press Scimitar. Old Man Hobbs says it's a sure sign of advancing years when you begin to remember things that happened in youj? childhood better than you remember what happened last week* Prominent People Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Musician Whiteman 5 Football quarterback, Graham 9 Pioneer Boone's nickname 12 British princess 13 Drone bees 14 de France 15 Marked shamefully 17 Observe 18 Bristles 19 Browned 21 Actress Veronica —— 23 Fish eggs 24 Owns 27 Prominent Roman emperor 29 Preposition 32 One who runs together 34 Smoothed 36 Contemporary 37 Verily 38 Watched 3d Hurried 41 Dentist (ab.) 42 Place 44 Goes astray 46 Out-buildinf 49 Merits 53 Biblical priert 54 Aura 56 Bit* 57 Distance measure «a Novelist — Ferber 10 Pedal diftt 60 Gaelic 61 Profound DOWN 1 Go by 2 Poker stake 3 One 4 Licit 5 Harem room 6 Stagger 7 Group of three24 Dress edges 40 Foot levers 8 Levant 25 Century plant 43 Short essay 9 Inflated 26 Glancing blow 45 Cloyed 10 Toward the 28 Willow 46 Penny sheltered side 30 Struck a golf 47 Medley 11 Require 16 Baser 20 Noise 22 Type projections ball 31 Advantages /33 Sand hills 35 Painter del Sarto 48 Persian prince 50 Be borne ' 51 Not one 52 Crack 55 Born

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