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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLTOIEV1LLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEB NEWS m OOUITT* NIWS oo. B. W. HA1NM. PtlDUtlMt BAJUtT &. HAINCB, Aalstut PublWwr JL A. PREDWCKSOR Idltor >AOL D HUMAN, Admitting Manager •oil National AdTerUdoc Walltc* Witmtr Oo. H«w Twt Chicago, Detiolt. Atlanta, ttempblt. Entered u MCODd elm m»tttr at the poet. tflS « Bl,totTUl«, ArtoMM, under »ct at Oon- (r*tt, October I. MIT. Uttttar ol TM AJioetaUd Frtee KATES: •T ewrttr to tht city o» fllyuiefule or *aj •uourben town that carrier tenlci l> main- "^'oSl. "within** r»diu» ol SO miles, »5.oo pet war W50 for til months, IIJ5 tor three moath.; by i»tl a""" 1 * w ""*• *"*• * 13M "** T '* t p»y»bl« In advance. Meditations For h. heeled nuiny; Innmuch that they pree- eed upon him for to touch him u many m. had jUgw*—Mark 3:1 °* * * Rejecting the miracles of Christ, we still have the mirtcle of Christ Himself.—Bovee. Barbs "Mort Women taking Up Law"-newsp»per headline »t our house, they're l»ying it down. * * f Whatever your work, th« harder you step on It the greater Imprewlon you make. * * * It ijn't too early to advise »g»lnst late Christmas shopping- Now ii the time for a real counter attack. . * * * A Montana nan reported the birth of a ink*? with twe necka. Poor Junior at Thanka- jMng tine. * * * A West Virginia mmn claimed he bagged lour squirrels with one shot. One shot of what? U.S. Keeps Door Open But Reds Not Expected After being kept alive fitfully for months, the Western idea of a big-four conference on Germany and Austria is at last slipping into the discard. Tyo events gave the plan its final •hove. One was the moat recent Russian note on the subject. While that message did not specifically decline the Western invitation, neither did it accept. Soviet silence was interprete" in Western capitals as pretty conclusive evidence of disinterest. Trie second happening was Prime Minister Churchill's recognition of the present hopelessness of the conference situation. Since it was he who first broached the idea forcefully on May 11, his acknowledgement at Parliament's opening that it was now probably unwise was a decisive turn. When Stalin died on March 6, observers of the Soviet Union felt his successors would thereafter be preoccupied for long months, perhaps years, with consolidating their power internally. In consequence, some diplomats believed Russia might be in a mood to accept a breathing spell internationally. It was in that spirit of curosity about Russia's world intentions that Sir Winston proposed a four-power parley. Western leaders narrowed the possible, agenda to Germany and Austria to keep the conference within reasonable bounds and provide a test of Russian sincerity. The United States never had enthusi- asim for the plan believing the Russians should evidence sincerity by major acts of conciliation before anyone ought to sit with them at the conference table. Reluctantly, our government agreed to a four-power meeting at the foreign ministers' level. Churchill wanted the heads of state to meet. But in the subsequent months Russia has rebuffed every invitation, no matter how. phrased. It is plain today, to all but the most stubborn neutralists in France and Britain, that the Soviet Union does not want a conference and has no present intention of negotiating seriously issues like German unity and an Austrian peace treaty. The guess that the Kremlin might be minded to ease subocantially some major points of tension with the West appears to be ill-founded. The Russians seem more set upon holding the West at arm's length while they consolidate power and appease restive domestic populations at. home and in the satellites. In fact, recent Soviet statements .in Moscow and in the UN sound more and more like the old, tough Stalin policy. We cannot know yet why thin is so, But we do realize that it holds no great hope for the West. Our diplomats still are keeping the door open. But th«y do not seriously believe that any Russian it likely soon to walk through it. Views of Others Shopping In Prague U. S. News and World Report ha* published a "Memo from Prague," which It describes u the first report by an American In n«»rly three years. The writer entered communist Czechoslovakia u a guest of the v U. S. ambassador. Most of tht memo deals with prices In Prague's state - owned retail stores. The average Industrial worker tarns $114, a ir.onth. A pair of nylon stockings costs 113.50, and a pair of solid leather shoes for women run from $50. to 180. Sufficient good wool materials to make a man's suit costs 1420. Soap is (2.25 a cake and coffee $22 a pound. A Soviet-made chocolate bar, the size of ouh nlckle ones, commands 80 cents. Gasoline Is sold at $4.50 a gallon. Since this report was made, the government has announced price cuts on some foods and consumer goods. But that has not changed the situation materially. It may be wondered how the Czech people manage to live at all In these circumstances. The answer Is that the government allows them sufficient low-cost foods, notably cabbage and cauliflower, to make subsistence possible, Communism—which outlaws alike—Is supposed to bring the masses of people wonderful living standards. This little account of what the consumer faces In Prague refutes that lie completely. By comparison, everything In one of our American retail stores, when the price Is considered In the light of our incomes, is an unimaginable bargain. And American retailing is based firmly on the rock of private ownership In a free, competitive economy—Oastonla (N. C.) Gazette. Self Incriminotion In a public address recently Attorney Oeneral Brownell said that almost every crime that remains unpunished does so "because of the privilege against self-incrlminatlon." This Is not the first time in America that the country has dealt with the misuse of the Fifth Amendement. Before the Civil war congress enacted a measure freeing from all responsibility for crime such witnesses before federal bodies as may have testified to the particular offense from which security Is demanded. That law appears to have been loosely drawn. At any rate It was found that the rascals who had stolen from the public domain arranged to be called as witnesses before some investigating committee in order to testify something In relation to the matter, which would prevent subsequent Indictment. But In 1893, congress enacted another law which directly provides that no witness may refuse to tstlfy on the ground of self-lncrimination in a certain limited class of cases provided that he shall not be prosecuted In connection with any matter about which he testifies. But as time rolls on, slickers become even more slick. The right to absolve any witness from liability upon any subject upon which he testifies must be handled ns carefully as TNT. Probably the right should be limited to the attorney Gen. eral himself or to some assistant who devotes hU time exclusively to matters of this sort. In most cases where testimony Is desired from a witness it is not the witness who is being sought for the crime but but someone else. And In most cases where plotters are run to earth that desirable rusult Is achieved only after giving immunity ao one or more of .them to turn state's evidence expose the details of the work.—Green Bay (Wis) Press-Oazctte. Meet The Payroll The sooner everybody realizes that everyona can't work for the government and that some must work elsewhere, the better off this country will be. Someone has to pay the taxes to pay the government workers.—Loving ton (N. M.) Leader. SO THEY SAY I'm really sorry I won't be able to finish the season with the Qators. But I'm no different from anybody else and if the Army wants me I guess I am ready to go.—Rick Cosares, Florida University football star. * * * I didn't want this Job, but I am not going to quit as long as the President wants me here.—Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture. * * * By and large from the great majority of press men, radio and TV reporters In Washington, we are getting a very fine, fair, accurate and impartial treatment.—Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty. * * * I feel it's the greatest honor you can have. If I have made a contribution in this field (medical research) it is toward an understanding of what builds up an organism. To wreck a house Isn't as important as to build one.—Dr. Fritz Lippman, Noble prize winner. * * * I think it's a tribute to their (UN POW's) stability and background • that they resist all the enemies' pressures.—Eleanor Roosevelt. » » '» 1 ira through with the Klan and believe all my former associates will best serve themselves and society by taking a similar stand.—Thoma* L.Hamilton, Imprisoned leader of the KKK. * * * He (Arthur Godfrey) hai betn the greatest person to me and (hen he »ys thlngi I can't understand. Two wrongs don't make a right and that's why I haven't »ald anything.—Julius URoia linger fired by Godfrey. "This Thing Is Bigger Than Both of Us" Peter Ed son's Washington Column — White's 'Drive and a Friend Aided His Rise in the Treasury Peter Edsoa WASHINGTON — (NEA)—The e of the late Harry Dexter White — now publicly labeled a Communist spy by Attorney General Herbert Brow nell — is attributed to two things by people who worked with him in the Treasury and t Ii e I n t erna- tlonal Mo n e- tary Fund from 1934 to 1947. The first was his tremendous drive for power. Us former associates characterize 1m as an intellectual snob, though e had been born of poor Polish- ew immigrant parents. Th-a name nay have been Weiss. Harry White recorded his birth on Treas- iry records as Boston, Mass., Oct. 8, 1882. His childhood records are com- 'letely barren, but he served in World War I in France and Was lischarged a first lieutenant. He held A.B. and M.A. degrees from Stanford and a Ph.D .from Harvard.-He taught economics at Lawrence College, Appleton, W i s., from 1932 to 1034 and then came to Washington as a $560Q-per-year economist. He was short and balding. He bad a mustache and wore glasses. He did not smoke and he drank very little. He had a sharp tongue, was terribly sarcastic and tough on people who opposed him. He was unquestionably brilliant In the field of international finance, but arrogant in thinking lie knew all the I answers. He used to lecture re- l porters in explaining new Treasury pallets and h had no pa- tince with those who could not follow him. Former . associates now say White apparently saw the rise of communism as the wave of the future and he wanted to be a part of it. But the most White got out of it was believed to be gifts of vodka, caviar and a rug from the Soviet embassy. He covered up his sympathies for communism well. When someone once commented that one of his aides looked like a Bolshevik, White ordered the man to go out and get a haircut. White's staff, incidentally, came to include half a dozen men who was a 1941 order from the secretary, putting White in charge of all problems bearing on foreign relations. White was violently anti-Nazi, however, and he is today generally held to have been the principal architect of the Morgenthau plan for reducing postwar Germany to the status of an agricultural nation by destroying its industrial potential. The plan was blocked by Secretary of State Cordell Hull and others at Quebec in 1943. White's hand was next apparent in planning the Bretton Woods conference of 1944. White headed the Erskine Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — HOLLYWOOD ON TV: This Is the city. Big-hearted. Hard-boiled. Land of movie studios, restaurants in the shape of hats, glamor gals, egomaniacs and nice people, too. City of shattered dreams, fabulous success stories and boulevards lined with palms. My name is Johnson. I'm a columnist. I get the facts and I don't change names to protect anyone. It's my job to question Jack Webb, the Sgt. Friday, who does all the question-asking on Dragnet and also directs the hit TV show. The chargea: Draining emotion out of voice*, Introducing: » new acting style of underplaying. Also: Suspected of being a genius— sometimes * temperamental genius who can be heard for blocks. It's 2 p. m. I find Jack in his office, working on a script. He's wearing a brown and white checkered shirt, dark blue trousers and a grin as wide as Joe E. Brown's. This is the deadpan Sgt. Friday? It is. There's emotion in his voice, too—lots of it. And a sparkling charm he rarely displays on Dragnet. 2:01 p. m. I explain that I want the facts—just the facts. 2:01 p. m. The questioning begins. Unlike Sgt. Friday, Jack Webb is animated and as fast talking as Pat O'Brien. He says he has nothing to hide. Just the Facts, Jack About the acting style on Dragnet? I Says Webb: "We don't do it to be different, as some people think. It's a form of underplaying that's 75 /ears Ago In Blytheville have been under investigation for American delegation that worked alleged Communist sympathy: : Sol (this out with Britain's John May- Adlor, Prank Coe, Harold Olasser, William Taylor, Ludwig Ullman and Nathan Silvermaster, The second big influence in the rise of White was Mrs. Henrietta nard Keynes. It resulted In creation of the International Bank for Reconstruction and the International Monetary Fund. It was at this time, too, that President Tru- Klotz, assistant to Secretary of the | man got his second warning on Treasury Henry Morgenthau. She was far more than a confidential secretary, being a real power in Treasury office politics. She recognized White's brilliance and did all she could to advance his ca- eer. Henrietta Klotz and her husband became close friends of White, his wife, Ann Terry White, and their three children. Mrs. White was an author of hildren's books. The Whites lived modestly in Bethesda, Md., a Washington suburb. One of White's first moves was to persuade Secretary Morgenthau split up the old Division of Research, for which he worked first. It became the Division of Statistics, Division of Tax Research and Division of Monetary Research. White became head of Monetary Research. From that time on White became a real 'power in Treasury. One of the things that helped him White and nothing was done about it. Strangely enough, White was as pro-British in Bretton Woods planning as he, had been anti-British oevr Lend-Lease. And though Soviet Russia was urged to attend the Bretton Woods conference and join both the Bank and the Fund, it declined. ' When he was haled before the House un-American Activities Committee in 1948, Harry White denied that he had ever entertained any Communist associations or beliefs. He declared: "My creed is the American creed. . .1 believe in government of law, not of men, where law is above man and not man above law..." His friends in the big hearing room applauded his long statement. Three days later he died, carrying to the grave secrets of a spy mystery that may never be completely solved. , Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service The man with compassion was, the one whom we call "the Good ' Samaritan," the man whom the parable of Jesus, in Luke 10:25-37. has mnde famous, and the 'outstanding type of all who have devoted themselves to human need and the service of their fellowrnen. That a Samaritan, despised in his time as belonging to a people of a corrupted religious belief (See John 4:22), should became that type is In itself n striking thing. But the Parable is also in every way striking for its contrasts and its plain insistence that religion in its outward form and profession Is of little account or significance, if the reality of genuine goodness, humanity and mercy be lacking. That a priest, nn'rt n Levite, official representatives of the religion in which Jesus Himself had grown up, a religion deeply Instilled with the precepts of humanity and mercy, shoxnd have been so unfaithful to all that was best in their profession as to pass by wilh callous in- nlffercnce a iellow mortal, stricken and in deep need, while a man of supposedly inferior race and religious Idens displayed all the reality of what was best in the religion that the priest and Levite professed — this is the contrast and the very heart of the Parable's teaching. That « Samaritan with goodness In his heart and with compassionate cnre for a fellowman In need was better than the Jew, who would have no dealings with him but who lacked both his goodness and any faithfulness to all that wns best in the religion of Judaism, Is plain; but the Parable does not In any way suggest that a Samaritan was better than a Jew. In the Parable of the Pharisee nnd the PubMcnn Ibe point was not In any sense that Publicans were better than Pharisees, but that a Publican, humbly confessing his need and seeking God's mercy, was incomparably better than a proud, self-righteous Pharisee, thanking God for what he was, instead of I seeking God's mercy for his faults and God's guidance in becoming a better man. As a matter of fact, the Pharisees had been the intensely sincere believers and defenders of the purity of the Jewish faith, suffering dire and terrible persecutions wehn they had opposed the effort of Greek conquerors to corrupt the worship of the temple with pagan elements. I have read how in that persecution 800 were crucified in one day. It often happens, that some non- churchmember displays qualities of character and goodness in action that puts to shame many church- members and professing Christians. But that is not the general rule. There is no particular evidence that there were many good Samaritans, and there is plenty of evidence that there were many Jews whose lives were marked with the qualities of that particular Samaritan. It was a Jew, Jesus Himself, who told the Parable. But the standard of Christian good living Is set In such character and conduct as the Good Samaritan j displayed. One cannot be a good Christian without being a good neighbor; and there is no sxich thing ns faith In Ood. and love of God. that is not associated nnd reflected In love toward one's fellowmen. "If a man love not his brother whom he hnlM seen, how cnn he love Ood whom he hath not seen?"' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tournoment Player Need Not Be Upset By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One of the nice things about playing tournament bridge is that you don't need to get upset over a hand that breaks very badlj. The hand will be played at many other tables, and everybody will encounter the same bad breaks. You are therefore no worse off NORTH (D) 21 VAK76S * A7 * A K 8 I S WEST EAST A J 1098 3 * 2 •JQ10984 • J 10 9 4, *32 + J1097 *Q65 SOUTH North 2V 4* 5 + Pass »KQB65 *3 Neither side vul. Catt South Wert Pass 2 A Pass 3* Pass 3* Pass 4 N.T. Pass 6 A Pass Pasi Pass Past Pass Pass Opening lead—A J than anybody else. Suppose you played today's hand nt rubber bridge, You would win the opening club lead In dummy, cash the ace of spades, »nd then lend a low diamond to your klnft In order to draw some mort James Guard, who attends a school of optometry in Chicago, has arrived home to spend me Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Guard. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend and son, E. A., are spending today in Memphis. Mrs. J. W. Shouse and daughter, Frances, and Mrs. L. L. Ward and son, Lloyd, spent yesterday in Memphis. trumps. You would be a very unhappy bridge player when you discovered the 5-1 trump break. It takes as bad a break as this to beat you, and the odds are 5 to 1 against getting that bad a trump break. When the hand was actually played in the recent New Orleans tournament,'it was bid to all sorts of slams in spades, diamonds, and no-trump. The bidding shown with the hand was that of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Burden, of New Orleans. They were disappointed at the bad trump break, to be sure, but they got a very good score for being minus only 50 points on so troublesome a hand. Most of the other North-South pairs were down two tricks at six no-trump, or badly set at some hopeless grand slam contract. £h one or two cases, West doubled a final contract of six spades. All such contracts led to a deficit of more than 50 points on the North- South cards. The contract of six spades, if you consider only the North-South hands, is best. It will succeed if the spades are no worse than 4-2, whereas six no-trump needs a 3-3 break in either spades or diamonds. An interesting point In the bidding is the response of five clubs, to the Blackwood bid of four no- trump. In expert circles, the response of five clubs is used to Bhow ether no aces at all or four aces. If your partner can't tell whch s U) case, he shouldn't be allowed to use the Blackwood Conventon. great for a documentary-type show. I don't think it would wocfe with fiction. There isn't too mucH emotion—yet you feel It. It hita you like a blast furnace. The British film, 'Breaking the Sound Barrier,' was the same style of acting. It's my favorite. "I admit some of the early shows were much too flat. I had to learn—I'm still learning. Even In radio, I was in favor of an exciting yet quiet and subdued half hour. It's controversial but people like it." About stories that Jack is a genius, but sometimes a temperamental one with a Bark that makei people jump? "Sure, I've blown up on the set. I don't like to be distracted. It happens to everyone in our business." How to Get Rich: Invent New Game By HAL BOY1E NEW YORK I/F) — Everybody is looking for a simple, inexpensive way to get rich without raising 3t • sweat. * Well, we've stumbled across one possible way you can buy that gold-plated Cadillac you've always yearned for. All you have to do in invent a new parlor game half as popular as checkers. The market is wide open. There is a big boom under way now in home games. And guess what is helping it along? Television, no less. Robert B. M. Barton, president of the Toy Manufacturers of America, is happy to say a kind word for video, which has been denounced as a one-eyed viper responsible for everything wrong from the increase in adult delinquency to the rise in juvenile ulcers, •"At first we were afraid television would hurt us, but it has turned out to be a big help," said Barton. "Families stay at home more now. But they can't look at TV aU the time — so they play more games. Playing games is hard work for Barton, a slender, scholarly looking man who began his career' as a lawyer. He heads Parker Brothers, Inc., which regularly publishes 250 to 300 different games. and is the • bellwether of the nation's 15-to20-million-dollar a year industry. "We test up to 1.000 new games each year, of which only about two per cent are put on the market," he said. "Most of them are invented by professionals, but some of the best are the wort of amateurs. Sometimes the amateur is closer to the public mood." With the present Chief Justice, the Vice President and the Senate majority leader all from California, Willie Oakes, says he supposes that the fact that President Eisenhower was' born there is the only thing that keeps Texas in the Union, Common Quotes Answer to Previous Puzile ACROSS 1 "Don't let the cat out of the " 4 " , look and listen" 8 "A miss is as good as a 12 "Cakes and 13 Sleeveless garment 14 War god of Greece 15 Male child 16 Western hemisphere inhabitants 18 Pioneer 20 Thick 21 Falsehood 22 Mimics 24 Inspired reverent fear 26 Bewildered 27 " and con" 30 Ardent suitors 32 Gazed fixedly 34 "Give where due" 35 Cylindrical 36 "Like a with one chick" 37 "More haste, speed" 39 NighU before events 40 Lcandor's beloved 41 Compass point, 42 Gladden 45 Girl's name 4t Forgiveness M Scottish cap 52 Persian prince 53 Diminutive suffix 54 French . summer 55 "At her end" 56 Afternoon parties 57 Lair DOWN 1 Singing voice 2 Century plant 3 ,, A > s 17 Fancy 33 Amphitheater agreement" 19 Got over, as a38 Metamere 4 Series of difficulty musical notes 23 Nuisances 5 Domesticated 24 "An 6 Musical enemy" dramas 25 Had on 7 Through 26 Fall flower 8 Official staffs 27 Forestalled 9 Persia 28 Network 10 Eyeglass part 29 Poems 11 Essential being 31 Those who lubricate 40 Those who inherit 41 Sea eagles 42 "A motley 43 Half (prefix)' 44 Give forth 46 Greek letter 47 Fruit 48 So be it! 50 Placed

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