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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BtYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1958 BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEW8 IBS ooumn mwt oo. B. W. HAINM, Publlabv EAMtT A. HADiXS, A«lit«n» A. A. FWSDRICKSON, Editor D. HUMAN, AdT«rtlsln« Sol* National Adrertlslng lUpiwenUtiTM: WtllM* Witmer Co. N«w Turk, Oblcwo, Detiolt, AtlanU, Memphii. ' Entered u second cl_» m»tt«r *t tt» ppit- ottic* « BlytUevUle, Aitansa*, unoer Mt o! Oea- gress, October ». 1917. " Member ol Tne Associated SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bi carrier in the city ot Blyuievlll. or *D) tubSj-Tvown .her. carrier KrrW. U main- tallied 25o per WWk. Bi 'mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, K.oo ptc Tear »2 50 for sin months, »1J5 tor three months; £ mail outside 50 mile roe. IUJW P«r ye» payable In advance. Meditations Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have liven mount Stir unto E»u for » possession.—Duet. 2:5. * * . * Hh, how happy would many lives be if individuals troubled themselves n: little about other people's affairs as about their ownl-IJchtenbeig. Barbs An advance warning to boarders: the 1953 prune crop was a very large one. * * * Home iweet home, to a man, Is any old place where he can toss his hat and coat any old place. * * * Cold-weather earmuffs will soon be doing their duty. We won't be able to hear what people are saying about the weather. * * * There are said to be 2,000,000 heavy drinlieri In the United States. If that because everybody loves a fat man? » * * It's more fun going to a lot of trouble to make pleasure than trying to have pleasure making a lot of trouble. Nehru's Remark Sounds Like Sympathy for Reds Prime Minister Nehru of India says that if no Korean political conference is held, the whole subject of prisoner repatriation should be referred back to the Communist and United Nations high commands. This is a very puzzling attitude. It almost suggests that Nehru has forgotten the terms of the truce, which are explicit on this point. Here is what the agreement was on the prisoner issue: It set aside a 90-day period during which homeland authorities could try to persuade reluctant prisoners to come home. It decreed that, thereafter, a political conference could consider their fate for a period of 30 days. But at the end of 120 days, unless such a conference should have made other disposition of their case, the prisoners who still refuse repatriation must be released to civilian status and allowed to go free. In other words, the Neutral Nations Repatriation "Commission, headed by India, is not employed to keep these prisoners any longer in custody, nor to refer their future status back to the respective high commands. The purpose of these explicit terms is plain. The UN negotiators wished to make it certain the Communishs could not, by dragging out the prisoner explanations or a political conference, insure the indefinite captivity of men who have shown beyond all reasonable doubt their desire for freedom'. The 90-day deadline, incidentally, is Dec. 23. Thirty days from that date all unrepatriated prisoners in Allied hands must be assured of their right to walk out of the prisoner stockades. What aim Nehru had in proposing that this specific machinery for prisoner processing be set aside is difficult to fathom. His own troops are doing a creditable job in managing the .processing during the explanation period. It seems clear their leaders are thoroughly disenchanted with communist officials, and fed up with the deliberate delays they imposed. In the light of their experience at Panmunjom, one can hardly imagine that Nehru feels there is some doubt about the fairness of the processing procedure. If he has any sound reason for his statement, he ought to disclose it. In the absence of such support, his remarks sound like, vague expressions of sympathy for the Aisiatic Communist cause. Old Shibboleths Walter Reutlier, president of the CIO, addressing the organization's annu- al convention, says th« new Republican administration has sold sut to big; business and is putting "profits before people. Reuther does not seriously attempt to document this charge, for he must understand that if it would not be. easy to do. What laws have been passed which allow businessmen to grind the faces of the poor? We all have to appreciate that when he is addressing his constituency, like he is addressing his consistnency, like any politician tacking up his fences in the home bailiwack. Documents are not necessary. Tired old shibboleths will do very nicely, and of these Reuther has an abundant supply. Views of Others Too Facile Critics The caricature of an America, cocksure, patronizing and naive, no longer carries the easy conviction it once gained abroad. But at home, even some of our more penetrating observers still labor under a sort of global inferiority fixation. We bend so far backward to get an objective view of United States foreign policy and national conduct, we sometimes become capering antagonists. This may be a result of the earnest desire to achieve prespective, to see the viewpoint of other peoples, friend and foe. But it is just as much a bias to understand ourselves and the American record In this challenging period as it is to ignore our errors. There are too many, to captious critics. Rigorous examination of national conscience should not betray us Into broad self-damning. There are too many among our statesmen, more among our commentators and public analysts, who are over-ready to find fault with almost every policy and act America contrives abroad. Certainly we have made errors, far too many. But the record of the last six years in United States foreign affairs docs not Justify the conclusion that we have made and are making a wretched mess of things. We are new to vast power, but we have accepted it with underlying sanity and basic Intelligence. It Is wearying to note an undlmlnlshed belief, all too prevalent, that American statesmen are babes In the woods on international affairs, that we did would Inevitably enrode It with blunders. Overconfldence Is stupid. An Insufficient confidence and habit of unrealistic depreciation can be Just as subversive to success In the role of world leadership that has been thrust upon us. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Juvenile Delinquency If the arsenal of odd weapons which a representative of New York City's Youth Board displayed before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee In Washington does nothing else It should serve to point up how grave the problem of Juvenile delinquency has grown. The display Included a home-maderji-caliber "zip" gun, a real automatic, a dagger, an icepick, a switchblade knife and even a short sword I Such Weapons, the witness told the Senate Investigators, are used regulprly In no-holds-barred fights between rival gangs. Moreover, those on display before the group probing Juvenile delinquency were picked up around Washington without difficulty. As disturbing as this evidence of teen-aged gang warfare Is, however, it still represents only part of the problem of Juvenile delinquency — which Is neither always organized nor always confined to the larger cities. Every year more than a million youths become Involved with the police in one way or another and in 1951 (the latest United States Children's Bureau estimate) more than 350,000 of them went to juvenile courts as "delinquents," While it is true that many teen-agers are haled up for trivial offenses, it is also true that much youthful lawbreaklng never gets on the records — even though most such crimes are offenses against property. According to the FBI, lawbreakers under 18 committed 53 per cent o! all the auto thefts last year, 48 per cent of all burglaries, 37 per cent of all larcenies and 19 per cent of the robberies. More than 10 per cent of those charged with criminal homicide, In a check of 232 of the larger cities, were found to be under 21, and four per cent of all murder suspects picked up were under 17. The magnitude of the problem is thus evident and It is obvious that it will continue to grow until an all-out effort Is made to solve it. The Judiciary subcommittee, which plans to hold other hearings about the nation, hopes to end up with some plan to co-ordinate the efforts of federal, state and local authorities fighting juvenile delinquency. It is clear now that some such plan is needed and we hope the subcommittee will be able to come up with It. Teen-age crime has long since outgrown the Halloween prank level — it must now be attacked on a'national basis. SO THEY SAY The Indians are not Involved in Korea except as propagandists for the Communists.—Rok President Rhee. * * * There are still members of the Rosenberg (Spy) ring walking the streets and free.—Sen Joseph McCarthy. * * * The U. S. will not consider the question ot recognition unless. Red China quits following the Communist policy and quits taking orders from Moscow. — Vice President Nixon. * * * In order to have peace we must be willing, if need be, to fight for It, perhaps to die for it. — Army Secretary Stevens. Now to Get It Unpacked and Stowed Awcy Peter Cdson's Washington Column— Brownell Takes on New Opponent To Test Conflict-of-Interst Law WASHINGTON — (NEA) — At-1 later C. E. Wilson of General Elec- torney General Herbert Brownell I trie, another Republican, drafted was still In the thick of his first Bergson as general counsel of the big fight with ex-President Harry 3. Truman over Office of. Defense Mobilization. He served for six months without pay. the Harry Dex- i to help get ODM started, during ter White case, when spy he the Korean war. The conflict - of-interest law Peter Ed»n Democratic a d ministration o f - flcial. The new opponent is Herbert A. Bergson. former assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust division, who has just been indicted by a federal grand jury In Washington on charges of violating the so-called "conflict-of-interest" law. Bergson hns denied the charges, demanded an immediate trial — and the fight is on. If there are political implications in this new atlack of the attorney general's, however, they're pretty well fuzzied up. Bergson. 44, was born in Boston. After graduation from Harvard Law School in 1933, he went to work as n clerk in the Department of Justice. Working his Way up In the department, he was told by Attorney General Tom Clnrk in 1948 that he would be made an assistant attorney general If he could get enough political sacking to assure confirmation by took on ^second j wn | cn Bergson Is now accused of having violated, prohibits any ex- official from prosecuting any claims against the United States on any matter he handled as a government employe within two years of the time he leaves federal service. Last August Attorney General Brownell issued a memorandum in which he interpreted tbis "prosecuting any claim" to mean broadly, "representation in any matter in which the .United States has any interest whatsoever." The case against Bergson was presented to the grand jury in ,an obvious attempt to test this broad Interpretation. The Indictment against him was returned, incidentally, on the last day before the statute of limitations would have expired on one of the two counts in this obvious guinea-pig test. The cases are these: » In 1949, Bergson as assistant attorney general, prosecuted the Minnesota Mining Co., tte Carbor- undum Co., and four other manufacturers of abrasives for price- fixing and restraint of trade. The the then GOP Senate majority. Bergson went to the two Massa- i government won this case on Nov. chusetts senators, who were Re-' B, 1950. publicans Lodge and Saltonstall, and they backed him. He served as assistant attorney general from May, 1948, to September, 1950. He resigned to open a Washington law office, but a short time Later that same month, as a private attorney. Bergson on behalf of the same companies, asked the Department of Justice for antitrust clearance on a proposed merger. Attorney General Brown- Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service I SUPPOSE we have all at some that is a true Christian. time'sung that familiar and pleasant hymn: "I think when I read that sweet story of old, When Jesus was here among men. How He called little children as lambs to His fold, I should like to have been with Him then." I wish that His hands had been placed on my head. And His arm had been thrown around me. And that I might have seen His kind look when He said: 'Let the little ones come unto Me." It is a very natural wish as one reads the "greatest story." yet I hlnk the hymn strikes a not of more practical realism when it says: "Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may go, and ask for a share in His love." After all, there is no assurance .hat, had we been among the throng that surrounded the Master in His earthly life. He would have been the Master to us. The common people heard Him gladly. Jesus .complained that ,hey followed Him for the loaves and fishes, rather than for His teaching an dthe spiritual power of His miracles. Apparently only :omparatlvely few of the many who heard Him responded to His teaching, accepting Him as the Messiah and as Lord and Master. Would we have been among the few or among the many? Jesus did not make dlcclpleship easy. He called It a mutter of The late Sylvester Home, whose pulpit in the famous old Whitefield's Tabernacle in London I one occupied, entitled a little book of his sermons "The Life That Us ell contends this was a violation of the conflict-of-interest law. Bergson contends this merger was an entirely new case and a case which he did not handle as a government employe. Also, he .contends that asking for a merger clearance does not constitute the prosecution of any claim against the government. The second count involves the United States Pipeline Co. In July. 1950, the grand jury Indictment contends that this company Bought an antitrust clearance letter, which was then denied. A year later, as attorney for the company, it is charged that Bergson sought antitrust clearance which was then granted. Bergson contends that the 1950 action did' not involve antitrust clearance, but was a plan for a common-carrier pipeline which he merely passed along to another division of the Department of Justice. The outcome of this case against Bergson will be watched _by every government and ex-government lawyer, as it will set ethical standards for future conduct, by the legal profession. By asking for an immediate trial, Bergson has moved to get a quick interpretation on this section of the law intended to break up an old racket by government officials who resign from federal service and use their inside information to prosecute claims against the U. S. If Bergson had asked for dismissal of the charges and allowed the case to be subject to numerous delays, it could have been kicked around as a political football for a couple of years or more. Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA )— HOL' LYWOOD ON TV — Television's found a Marilyn Monroe of its own. Her name's Marian Carr and she's been overheating the picture tubes opposite Diclc Powell in "The Witness" on Four Star Theater and in other on-fllm dramatic shows. Blonde and bouncy, Marina walked out of an RKO film contract without makint a picture, then landed the lead opposite Dan Duryea in "World for Ransom." But she's missed many a role, she says, because: "Casting directors seem to think I'm too sexy for living rooms." Leo Guild has discovered a Non- Dragnet cocktail. One drink and you carv nothing about the facts. Inside on disappearance of Rev* on Theater is that the sponsors quarreled with MCA over the caliber of stars. They expected big names like Joan Crawford, who headed the first playlet, but got minor-league names. There's a large dffce of irony in TV ratings in Boston and a couple of other cities where. "Cowboy G- Men" is topping Hopalong Cassl- dy. Russell Hayden, who costars with Jackie Coogan in the show, plays the supporting role of Luclcy in the old Hopalong movies that still pop up on home screens. The four half-hour dramatic shows, filmed four months ago for Lux Video Theater by Gross-Krasne, will be repeated during the month of December. This Has Gotta Go THIS HAS GOTTA GO DEPT.: The cups, plaques, trophies and 75 Years Ago In BlythcYille Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. White and son, John Charles, attended to business in Union City, Tenn., yesterday. J. E. Halsell and R. A. Nelson went to Harrisburg for a brief hunting trip today. Max B. Reid, Frank C. Douglas and Marcus Evrard are attending federal court in Jonesboro today. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Must Play Well in Poor-Suit Bidding By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Some players like to make free Easy." I have often referred to j bids on very shabby suits, as South that little book, but its title may | did when he bid one spade on the hand shown today. I prefer a stronger suit, a five-carder or four headed by queen-jack or, at least, queen-ten. If you do make a practice of bidding very weak suits, you must be sure to play the cards as well easily be misleading. Home thought o fthe Christian life as easy, only after the great decisions had been made and the life wholly committed to Christ. Tile sentiment of the pleasant hymn, with which I began, can very easily have its test in our lives. What is our attitude toward the Christ today? How earnestly and effectually do we respond to His call? As a matter of fact, we can "be" with Him in the pages ol the New Testament even more really than those of His own earthly time were with Him, except perhaps the nearest of His disciples, those who became the Apostles. We have the whole range of His life and teaching there set forth; we may see Him in all the fullness of His life and redemptive mission, and not only in single incidents or partial views. We have the added help and incentive o fthe revelation of those who knew Him, and of St. Paul, in many respects the g'reatet In- terpreler'oi Christ and His gospel. So. the richest quality of Christian fnith nnrt experience is not found In some wish that we had known the Master in the past, but In the sincerity with which, through the Gospels and thn New Testament, wo know end love Him today; and bearing the cross and coming after I loving Him keep His command- Him, though I Judge that It was not until later thai the full significance of these words was revealed the disciples. It. was not then, nor Is It today* an caty thing to be * Christian— ments (John H:15). VITAMIN'S nre fine. but. a politician can bnllri you up with the same old mush. — Elltwille ^Ga.) Sun. NORTH WEST * JB75 V A816 • 10432 *8 South 1 ¥ 2* Pa si Z7 V953 • K8 4A76S4 EAST A 1095 V4 * A J 7 6 + KQ 1092 SOUTH (Dl *K43 ¥KQJ 102 • Q93 + J3 Neither side vul. West North Eul Pass 2 * Pass Pass 4 V Pass P«ss- Openlnf lead— as aoutn aid In today's hand. West opened the four of hearts, East put up the queen, and South won with the ace. ills next step was to lead a low trump towards dummy. West played the seven, and declarer played low from the dummy. South had a Rood reason for his excellent play. East's strong vulnerable bids in both red suits In- dlctUd that be bad ten or tlevea red cards and most of the outstanding strength. Hence South decided to play on the assumption that East had the singleton or doubleton ace of spades. East won the first round of trumps with the ten and returned a low heart. Declarer ruffed In dummy and led a low trump from the dummy. This had the expected effect of knocking out East's ace. East shifted to the Jack of diamonds, forcing dummy to win with the queen. Declarer drew West's last trump with the king of spades and then considered the best way of tackling the clubs. After some thought, he led • low club from the dummy. Once again there was a good reason. East Was assumed to have ten red cards and had proven to have only two spades. There was room for only one club in East's hand. With a 3-1 club break one trick had to be lost in the suit, and the device of losing the first trick gave South the best way to keep control of the hand. East won with the jack of clubs, cashed the fourth defensive trick by taking the ace of diamonds, and then led a low diamond..South ruffed dummy's good king of diamonds to order to lead a club from his own hand. This enabled him to finesse the queen of clubs and then win the rest of the tricks with dummy's clubs. other doubtful honors bestowed en TV performers smack in the middle of almost every program for anything from service to humanity to being kind to crocodiles. TV audiences ma» soon give cups, too—right in the middle of the glass screen. Stars who spout commercials. It wasn't too bad in radio, but »ee- Inr Loretta Young with a bor of soap flakes in her mitt makes me wonder why top stars let themselves be talked into gross com- mercfalism. ' BESIDES the way of an eagle In the air and the way of a serpent upon a rock, other things which are too wonderful for me. and which I know not, include the way wheat in the past year has gone down 12>,_ cents a bushel and flour has gone up 55 cents a hundredweight. — Lexington Leader. ANNOUNCED by a leading brewer Is a beer prepared especially for women- It has, we assume, that haunting fragrance that lets you know someone lovely has just passed out.'— Florida Times-Union. TO MOTORISTS met on a one- way bridge. One stuck his head out the window and snarled: "I never back up for an Idiot." "That's OX.," grinned the second motorist amiably as he shifted into reverse. "I always do." — Louisville Courier-Journal. THE 0. S. Weather Bureau is starting an "investigation" of how its forecasters slipped up on the big Northeastern snow storm. Is this going to turn Into another deep-freeze scandal? — Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. th* PROFESSOR: "Well ll theory clear to you now?" Student: "Yeah, just as though it 'had been translated into Hindustani by Gertrude Stein and read to be by a tobacco auctioneer." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. LITTLl LIZ— A sum of money and short skirts are a good deal alike—they both draw interest if they are played right. CNU* After considering the recent election returns in Wisconsin and New Jersey, and other places, they've decided at the. barbershop they can take a chance on putting their old picture of William Jennings Bryan back on the wall without losing any customers* Twosomes Answer to Previous Puz-il* ACROSS 1 Adam and 4 and Papa 8 . and Naomi 12 Foreguard 13 Sad exclamation 14 Bacchanalian cry 15 Superlative suffix 16 Perfume ingredient 21 Fish eggs 22 Hearing organs 24 Roman statesman 26 Icelandic saga 27 Steal 30 African antelope* 32 Decorous 34 Elevates 35 Ran together 36 Sea eagle 37 Burn 39 Cleopatra's river 40 Liquid measure 41 Huckleberry Finn's Iriend 42 Flower 45 Inheritor 49 Declaration 51 Negative word 92 Potruchio's wife 53 Indigo 54 Musical syllable K Asterisk 56 Walk in water 57 Oriental coin DOWN 1 Always 2 Flower holder 3 Amuse 4 Copper byproduct 5 Toward the „ ,„. . _, .,» sheltered side "^ing-shaped 41N ame 6 Damaged 26 German city 42 Inquires 27 Fundamentals 43 Standing 28 Soviet city (comb, form) 29 The Venerable 44 Good-by (Brit.) 81 Want 46 and Geraint 47 Painful 38 Greek goddess48Mr. Musial 40 Simon called of baseball I 50 Gullet ' 1 Viper 8 Leases 9 Eye part _„ - 10 Implement 18 Come in again n Hades 20 Stable 17 Jacob's other 33 Less compartment name important 19 Middays 23 Snake 24 Wax P

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