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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAGE SOT \ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 11, ,1954 TH£ BtrrHEVIU-B COURIER NEWS IHB COURIER NIW8 CO. H. W. HAINX8, Publisher CARRY A HAINIfl, Ascisunt Publlsbtr A. A, FRIDRICKflON Editor FAUL O BUltAN. Advertiainc Manager Bolt National AdTertiiing Reprwentatives: Wallace Wftmer Oo n Ntw Tort, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. _ - o •ntertd as second due matter at the poit- office at BlythcriUe, Arkansas, under act ofCon- October t. 1117 Member of Hie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: * By carrier in the city of Blytherill* or tny suburban town where carrier service to maintained. JSt per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.06 per year, $2.5* for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mai] outside 50 mile sone, $12.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations For thov shalt eat the labour of thine hands: frapp? shalt then be, and it shall be well with — Psalms 12S:S. Blessed is the man who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. Know thy work, and do it; and work at it like Hercules. One monster there is in the world, the idle man. — Thomas Carlyle. Barbs Fishermen got so laiy someone had to invent artificial bait. K y«m really want to be monarch of all your •wey, j«st close your eye*. * * * Any ole' fisherman who hooke a big one is really happy when ht reaches the end of his string. * * * A couple without children always m*na£«« to find troubles of some sort to fill the vacancy. » ¥ * Why is it that most people would rather have their way about things than be happy? Senate Committees Power Is Vested in Full Senate You hear a great deal these days about the power of Senate committees, ft« if they were separate legal entities with authority conferred upon them both by statute and by the U. S. Constitution. But the fundamental fact about them tends to be overlooked. Senate committees have no inherent power of their own. The authority they exercise is the power of the Senate itself. The power to investigate, to subpoena witnesses, is the possession of the 96 senators together—as a legislative assembly, When this authority is used by a committee or a subcommittee, a group of from three to more than is so. the power can therefore be withdrawn when the full Senate so wills. This matter might have been put to test under circumstances that seemed to be taking shape not long ago in the Army-McCarthy hearings. For a time it was not clear whether Senator McCarthy would choose to tseti- fy when the inquiry resumed after a v week's lay-off. It looked doubtful that any effort would be made by the Mundt subcommittee to subpoena him, whatever the legalities of that problem. But indications were that the group would subpoena McCarthy's staff men. Roy Cohn and Francis Carr. Thereupon the question arose whether McCarthy, as chairman of the full Senate Committee on Government Operations, might seek to cancel any subpoenas issued for Cohn and Carr. For the test to have been made. McCarthy of course would have required support of a committee majority in such a cancellation. His position as chairman doe§ not give him authority inde- dependent of the committee. But if he had decided on that course and had gained a majority support, it seems perfectly plain that the full Senate could have set aside his cancellation of subpoenas and ordered them issued as originally intended by the subcommittee. This might have been a case, in other words, of the Senate temporarily drawing back the power delegated to a committee, in order to exercise it according to its own lights. In some ways, Americans interested in greater senatorial responsibility were perhaps disappointed that some such test did not come off. Whatever the Senate's decision might have been, the need to makt ont would have, served as a •harp reminder that the Senate is indeed the pftrtnt of its committees, and not *• ttaplx tteir Mr MtUr. May It Rest in Peace Reports from the capital say government planners intend to oppose any revival of the excess profits tax should war come again to- the United States. That makes sense. The evidence never has supported those who advocate this tax as a way of "draft of our young men."." What the tax does is put a premium upon corporate spending, for advertising and the like, to prevent the piling up of extra profits. Furthermore it leads to countless complaints under the inevitable "hardship" clauses. Years after World War II these were still being adjudicated in large numbers. Experts in wartime taxation are convinced more is accomplished by simply raising general corporation taxes and by providing adequately for the "renegotiation" of war contracts—permitting the ' government to recapture excess gains where contracts are let before costs can be properly estimated. EPT is a political tax idea with little merit. It is dead and ought to stay dead. VIEWS OF OTHERS Broader Social Security It is becoming increasingly evident that there is to be no turning back in the matter 'of social security and the day may not be far distant when virtually everyone in the United States who earns income will be eligible or the old age and suvivors insurance program. The social security act of 1935 had as its ultimate goal, the provision of retirement income, as a matter of right, for all of the nation's aged, and there is strong bi-partasian support in the Congress for President Eisenhower's proposals for further broadening the coverage of the act. For example, the House ways and means committee already has approved mandatory participation by doctors and dentists, over objections of both the American Medical association and the American Dental association, and farm operators have also been written into the bill. Optional protection, under its terms, would be available to ministers and members of religious orders, and to more than two million state and local government em- ployes to whom the protection is not now available. President Eisenhower is pretty well committed to the policies of his two predecessors. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, on the issue. He has repeatedly called for broadening of social security's protection, as did Mr. Truman, and in a message to the Congress last January he declared: "I am determined to preserve its (the system's basic principles." That lined him up with previous policy of maintenance of the present reserve und operation as against those who, including the United States Chamber of Commerce, would put the system on a "pay as you go" basis. Most of the Congressmen seem to feel the same way about it.—Columbia (.Mo.) Daily Tribune. Sinners See Us Tthe foreign press is having a field day at the expense of us Southerners. Big dailies in London, Paris and elsewhere greet the outlawing of segregation piously, as thought a monster had been slain or a prodigal har returned to repent his misgivings. The London News—Chronicle says "a black satin has been wiped out." though "white" would appear to more accurate adjective. The London Daily sketch says the decision ranks with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Truth is, we Southerners by segregation have supplied years of fuel or foreigne criticism. There wasn't much else to criticize. Some of it was justified. The majority is based on misunderstanding of local tradition, or confused it with what they call justice. But not a word is mentioned in French papers about how the French segregated the Arabs in Morocco. The British when in control in South Africa have ruled the natives with considerably less than social or economic equality. But that is hush-hush. The good sinner is always ready to charge the other sinner—if it's a sin.—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY We (U.S.) must never give up the hunt for peac eand security through agreement. — Bernard Baruch. * * * Who the Sam Hill is this fellow McCarthy? — Lyman Hall, ends 57 years in prison. * * *'* * ¥ * All things are now ready for the second coming of Christ, and we must now live in a state of constant expectancy — ready and watching for the event. — Adventist President William H. Branson. * * * The Supreme Court (antisegrcgation) decision, of course, was made by Democrats and Republicans alike, but the fact that it was the Chief Justice (Earl Warren) who wrote that decision will hurt the President in the South. — Georgia's Governor Talmadge. * * * I wanted to leave with the last evacu t ee. I didn't want to take the pmce of ?. wounded man. — Nurse Genevicve de Galard-Terraube. * ¥ * The Reds have established a beachhead in Guatemala. — Rep. Robert Biket (D., Flu.) Dove of Peace Peter Ed son's Washington Column — McCarthy Side Show Is Used As a Classroom by Scientists DAN DURYEA, about his China Smith TV stardom: "I've been asked dozens of times if I don't realize that I'll wear out my welcome with the public. I don't believe it. I believe TV provides an assist to an actor's film career. It brings him closer to the public." LOIS BUTLER, about her nightclub warbling: "It's a different kind of challenge—to have to hold your own In competition with prime ribs and Martinis." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The philosophers and the psychiatrists and the psychoanalysts—along with millions of other Americans—have been watching and etsli tninna ogd reading about the great U. S, Senate's investigation of the monkeyshines over Army Pvt. G. David Schine. These scientists, whose specialty is the mental life and capacity of individuals, have a special interest in cases like this. They see things in these daily, sustained disclosures of human behavior that ordinary individuals may miss. This show is better than a long series of seances with the patient on a psychiatrist's couch, revealing his subconscious mind. There may be some highly interesting scientific papers prepared on the mental processes of the various principals engaged in this public show—after it is all over. For the present, one distinguished analyst, who for obvious reasons does not wish to be identified, has called to the attention of this writer some significant passages from a best-selling popular work in this field which put the whole business in perspective. This book Ls Dr. Harry A. Overstreet's "The Mature Mind." First published in 1949, it has since then gone through 25 editions and sold over half a million copies. Dr. Overstreet was formerly head of the department of philosophy at City College, New York, but he writes simply and with great understanding. The current Senate hearings weren't even dreamed of when he wrote the manuscript for "The Mature Mind." But printed below, with the permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Co., are a few paragraphs which fit the present situation like a glove and may help analyze some of the principal characters involved. In the middle of the book, Dr. Overstreet declares: ". . .politics has, by common practice, become a 'game' in which men are expected to behave like grown-up children. In no other area of human life has immaturity enjoyed such good standing." So much for the general scene. Now for a few specifications: "Not all immature adults are neurotic; but where there is adult immaturity this same pattern of arrested development, or fixation, is likely to show up as the root cause for the halting of the maturing process. . .Such immaturity indicates that the adult is still trying to work out by childish means the problem of his various relationships to life. "We may illustrate by a familiar example. Early in life, a child j may learn that he can get what I he wants by making 1 a nuisance of ! himself. If he will scream loudly enough, kick his heels, hold his breath, choke, get red in the face, he can frighten the life out of his parents and make them yield. "Should this happen, he may be still gets his own way by having tantrums. . .If he happens to be in politics, instead of trying to explore political issues to their rational depths, he may simply wear down his opponents by a method equivalent to the childish method of screaming and kicking his heels." found at 40, say, as a man who In a chapter on "The Play of Politics on the Mind,'- Dr. Overstreet analyzes the man who feels "alive" only when actually or vicariously involved in conflict. "That such a man is a troublemaker in a home or a community we recognize readily enough," writes the author. "Wherever he wields his influence there are likely to be tensions, irrational angers, quarrels that stem from insufficient causes, ruthlessly damaged reputations, and a general irritable readiness for a fight. "What we have scarcely begun to realize -is that this troublemaker acts, in all areas of his life, much as we are all permitted—or even encouraged—to act in the political area. As though we had set this area aside as a place for letting off steam and venting our otherwise pent-up hostilities, we put the basic ordering of our life at "the mercy of our less mature emotions." Quoting G. B. Chisholm, Dr. Overstreet repeats the observation that, "So far in the history of the world there have never been enough mature people in the right places." Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service The prophet of righteousness was Amos, the herdsman, or farmer, who prophesied in the kingdom of Israel in the eighth century before Christ. That is a long time ago, but it is amazing how acutely and pointedly most of what was essential in the prophecies of Amos applies to much in the life of today, even in the democracies in which modern life is at its best. We might easily imagine a modern farmer, thoughtful and intelligent, like farmers I have known, coming into the complex life of a modern city, or a national capital. We can him becoming "a prophet in Babylon," aroused to indignation and denunciation by the dishonesty and corruption, the gambling an dparasitism of those who make no real contribution to prosperity adn welfare, but who live by exploiting what others do contribute. One may easily become unduly pessimistic in considering the recent revelations of dishonesty and corruption, even in high places Consider the immense ramifications of gambling and other evils. . Consider the widespread immoral and weak attitude of the many people in ordinary life without whose interest and support all such agencies could not function or flourish. This in itself is cause for reflection. Such evils could not exist, or prosper, if there were not the demand. To that extent, the indictment of prophets like Amos is against the society as a whole. But, remembering always the "seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal," it. is nevertheless somewhat appalling lo realize the extent to vhich the evils that Amos denounced exist after nearly'three thousand years in modern society. What were these evils that so aroused the herdsman prophet? A commentator has remarked that though the Book of Amos is short "the picture of a time of moral anarchy is complete." The sins were t'-e char.icf eristic '•ince of a time of great outward prosperity — the wealthy extravagance and luxurious living of some, | in contrast with the poverty of others. The righteous sold for a pair of shoes, fines unjustly extorted, the oppression of the weak by the strong. Open and shameless immorality, • with the corruption of women as a deep and underlying factor in the unholy catalogue. Yet, deeper even, and beneath it all, was the failure of religion, formal in-outward observances but lacking in moral and spiritual reality. Such a charge could be brought against the religious forces of today only with great reservations. The greatest hope for the future of so- i ciety and the peace of the world is the Christian church. But when one ! observes churches crowded at Easter, and many empty pews the following Sunday, it is possible to be far too complacent about the quality and effectiveness of the Christianity we profess. An Amos may have a message for the church, as well as for evil- minded and the socially delinquent. more closely 'and discovered that he had practically no play to make his contract. He had already taken seven tricks and could surely cash both top clubs and make his two trumps separately, but these would give him only 11 tricks. He couldn't get back and forth conveniently enough to establish an extra club trick. South tried his best at this stage by leading the king of clubs, ruff- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Learning to Count Pays Dividends When today's hand was played. South counted only his losers. He saw that he could discard both of his diamonds on dummy's hearts, and ho assumed that he would have no club losers in view of | dummy's shortness. | Without ciuiiifr any more counting, declarer drew three rounds of trumps and ran four rounds of hearts in order to discard his dia- . monds. ' Declarer then looked at the hand NORTH 4 Q764 VKQ109 • J763 11 WEST 4 J 109 V85 • A 94 4Q9832 EAST V 76432 • Q 10 5 2 SOUTH (D) 4 AK32 4 K8 4AJ1064 Neither side vul. Sooth West North Eaat 14 Pass IV 34 54 Pass 4N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J ing a diamond, cashing the ace of clubs, and then leading the ten of clubs. South hoped that West would duck the ten of clubs, but West was not so foolish. He covered with the queen, forcing dummy to ruff. This established South's'jack of clubs, but there was no way for South to get back to his hand" to cash this trick. Dummy was left in the lead with two losing diamonds, and the slam contract was therefore defeated. South should count his winners at the very beginning of the hand. Since there are four hearts and no diamonds. South must make eight trick* in the black suits. Since there is no way to get two ruffing tricks in the dummy and thus make six trump tricks altogether. South must plan to make three club tricks. (If South tries to ruff twice in the dummy, he will get stuck in the dummy with Ers/c/ne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — HOL- LYwords Not in the Script: MARIA RIVA, about Marlene Dietrich inspiring her as an actress : "I would insult my mother by saying that her inspiration had been in the category of such a negligible profession as acting." BURT LANCASTER, beaming over his Indian role in "Apache": "The personality stuff belongs to the young fellows coming up. I've had it and I'm 'nde hist ib Idag me. From now on I want only roles that will test my imagination and my talent to utter completeness." NANCY OLSON, emoting in "Battle Cry" for the first time since her newest bambino was born: "Every actress should have two babies and be completely in love with her husband. I'm just not the same girl. I have a new feeling of warmth. This is what being away from Hollywood has done for me." ROBERT STRAUSS: "Actors are less neurotic than people, except when they are not working. Then they are crazy." CLEO MOORE, after lunching with Tony Travis and dining with Fernando Lamas the same day: "Well, a girl has to eat." GARY COOPER: "I'd like to be an international hobo — with money." MOVIETOWN SAGE: "Hollywood executives aren't half as smart as the people who tell them they are." JOHN WAYNE: "Temperament isn't popular in Hollywood because it's usually three parts ego and one part temper." ROSALIND RUSSELL, about the host of Hollywoodites who visited her back stage during her long- running Broadway hit, "Wonderful Town": "I had to put on another performance in the dressing room every night." JACKIE LOUGHERY, ex-Miss America: "Nobody would watch TV or go to the movies if all the girls looked like the girl next door. They'd all go next door." ROBERT TAYLOR, about his long (since 1937) MGM contract: no way to get out.) Once South has seen clearly that he needs three club tricks, his proper course is clear. He should draw trumps with the queen and the king, lead a club to the king, get back with the ace of spades, cash the ace of clubs and then West plays a low club, South should let this trick ride. The contract therefore depends on dropping a doubleton queen of clubs or on finding it in the West hand. When the jack of clubs holds, South can cash the four hearts in order to get rid of his diamonds and can easily make 12 tricks. It isn't difficult to solve this problem, once you have counted your tricks and thus discovered what the problem is. "Every time I read about the fortune Jimmy Stewart is making I think about free-lancing and independent production. But I can't get out of my contract. I don't have any complaints, though. I've never had to do anything I didn't want to do. Sometimes I've squawked and been right. But I've been wrong, too." DOLORES DEL RIO: "A woman should never fall out of love. It is only when she is in love that she is feminine, beautiful and alive." MAXIE ROSENBLOOM, wailing about someone calling him a big ham: "I should sue him for definition of character." GROUCHO MARX, silencing a party bore's stream of pointless chatter: "Listen, I've got a brother who made a fortune not saying a word." CASS DALEY, kidding about playing a character known as Marion Monroe on Bob Hope's show: "I know there's already a Marilyn Monroe but it's easy to tell us apart. She's blonde." BEN BLUE, about Hollywood comedians: "Bein ga Hollywood comedian is the world's hardest job. Anywhere else you are supposed to be funny only when you're on stage. In Hollywood you're supposed to be funny 24 hours a day." 75 Years In Blythcvillt Tom A. Little, Jr., Joe Evrard and Harry Haines, Jr., will leave tomorrow for the Y.M.C-A. camp at Mammoth Springs where they will spend several weeks. Miss Marjorie Warren who attends Randolph Macon College at Lynchburg. Va., has arrived to spend the summer vacation with her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warren. Mitchell Johns has arrived home to spend the summer vacation with his family- He is a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. IF YOU LISTEN carefully in the spring you can hear the buds pop open, and if your ears are even sharper you can hear what the politician describes as the public's irresistible clamor that he run f<tr office. — Jacksonville Times-Union. NO WONDER the youngsters sneer at the June Moon songs. First there was the curfew and now the daylight time. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat. OLD Joe Jones says. "There is one thing to be said about ignorance — it sure causes a lot of interesting arguments." — Hartwell (Ga.) • NIA« A straight seam in a girl's stocking is still more important than the fit of a snug sweater because everyone knows the seam is real. 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