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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 4, 1953
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BT.YTURVII.LE (ARK.) NEWS FIUDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAl'NES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publltho A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor t>AUL D. HUMAN, Adrertislng M»niger 6ol« National Advertising BepresentatlTw: Wallace Winner Co, New York, Chicago, Dttiolt, Atlanta, Mernpnli. Entered u second class m»H«r at the peat- offic* at Blythcrille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member at The Associated PreH SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytneyllle or any iUburban town whert carrier seruw I* maintained, 25c per weft. Bj mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, »5.00 pet year, 12.50 (or six months, $1.35 lor three montru; by mail outside 50 mile aone, »12jO per year payable in advance. Meditations And the statutes, and Hie ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which lie wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for fear other gods.— Kings 17:37. * * * We need only obey. There is guidance lor each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word.—Emerson. Barbs Lots of people would do less worrying if It were as hard to borrow money as it is to pay It back. * * * Ale, according: to an authority, is good for hay fever. Lots ot other drinks are fine for Just hay, hey. * * * It won't be long until parents will be having a real pack of fun—packing the closets with Christmas presents for the kids. * * * More bus drivers should have our welfare as well as just our fare tn mind. * * * It Isn't funny how some folks' life In the country always agrees with their relatives from the city. Stevenson Likely to Get Dem Nomination in '56 The first real gun in the 1956 presidential campaign has been fired by Gov- Gordon Persons of Alabama. He wants Adlai Stevenson of Illinois for the Democratic nominee again. Stevenson, who was present when Persons made his public comment, did not indicate how he felt about it. But it would have been surprising: if he had disclosed his hand at thir early date. The feeling among seasoned political observers is that the former Illinois governor can have the 1956 nomination if he wants it. His stature within his party seems undiminished. He has a tremendous personal following, and it appears to know no significant geographic bounds. The notion that Stevenson, at the close of the 1952 campaign, was not wholly acceptable to his party's southern wing has evidently lost force. There is little doubt that Stevenson suffered in the South partly through his inevitable identity with former President Truman's policies. But Mr. Truman is now out of government and Stevenson is on his own. Had southern opposition to Stever.fion developed critically after his severe defeat by President Eisenhower, it probably would have been a bier boost to the can- dacy of a man like Senator Symington of Missouri. The one time Secretary of the Air Force has come in for frequent mention this year on the ground that, as a border state product, he could untie the North and South. But as things stand today, Stevenson has a commanding edge. Serious defections would have to occur either in the South or the Korth to destroy this present advantage before 1956. And none seems to he in the making. What Stevenson thinks about all this is something else. His friends indicate that he has no intention of deciding whether to run until he is on the thresh- hold of the 1956 campaign. Too many events must intervene before then to permit easy decision now. If the Republicans should enact a program in 1954 which would win them a stronger hold on Congress next fall, and if Mr. Eisenhower should keep his powerful hold on the American public, then Stevenson might well believe in 1956 that he would be sacrificing himself for nothing. It is not easy to block a second term for a popular President. On the other hand, events ahead may convince him not only that the Democrats have a strong chance of recapturing the White House, but that the country's well being demands a Democratic victory. In svich a mood he might bo ready to take on Mr. Eisenhower again —or anybody else. The year 1956 is a long way off. Much can happen both in the world and in Stevenson's mind. But public statements like Governor Persons' cannot help but define more sharply the niagnitude of the task facing anyone who would combat Stevenson in the next Democratic presidential sweepstakes. —And There Was Lightj, Views of Others Everybody for Disarmament The u. N. General Assembly is witnessing another round of the disarmament routine. As with some cither routines, the pattern for this one has been well established. Everybody urges everybody else to intensify efforts for disarmament, each side makes speeches accusing the other of blocking it, a resolution is introduced and amended and finally passed. And that does it—until the next, session. It is easy enough to understand why the United States, as well as the Soviet Union, feels compelled to play its part In this regimarole each session. Disarmament is like home and mother; you have to be in favor of it. All the same, if somebody in the State Department could come up with an Imaginative variation on the routine, some new way of approach- Ing the problem, he would perform a real public service. If it be assumed that most people around the world are endowed with a modicum of common sense, the propaganda value of this annual dedi- ccitlon to a principle which each year becomes more remote must be rather low. Surely most of the world can see what Is so clearly visible — That disarmament, desirable as it may be, must wait on political settlements, a relaxation of tension, a basic change In the whole nature of the East-West conflict. Is there not some way of making U. N. debate reflect tills basic reality — of shifting the emphasis from the long-range ideal to the short-term conditions that must be established before the ideal can begin to be realized? Such a change of approach might be healthy all around. It also might be good propaganda. —St. Louis Post - Dispatch 'ension Inequality A new argument has been uncovered by those advocating an amendment, to the Social Security Act which would safeguard their pensions even if they earned more than $75 a mouth in outside employment. This came to light during a fact-finding hearing before a House Ways and Means subcommittee exploring the workings of the program. It was brought out thnt beneficiaries living abroad may earn unlimited amounts on the side, whereas beneficiaries living here must forfit felt their pensions If they earn more than $75 a month. In fact, the flow of social security dollars outside the country has risen so rapidly that it exceeds the amounts going to beneficiaries In Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Norlh and South Dakota. Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Mississippi. Last year such payments amounted to $13,000,000. This is only one ol the problems being studied by the subcommittees, but it Is one that bulks large to pensioners being squeezed by the reduced purchasing power of their social security dollars. It is understandable that pensioners living here should feel bitter resentment nt such discrimination.—Miami Herald. Let's Equalize It A National Labor Relations Board ruling forbids firing of an employee because his wife was the leader of a union's organ. ..ig campaign, reports Commerce Clearing House, national reporting authority on tax and business law. The decision, it seems to The News, Is right under the Taft-HarUcy act, just as it was under the Wagner act. It would be ethically correct, if not the law at all. No employer should have the right to discharge an employee because his wife or he himself organized a union. BUT— Suppose the union has been organized. Suppose it has secured cither a closed shop or a union shop and demands that noncomplying workers be discharged. The employer would have to meet that demand, fire any worker who did not join up. That is what is wrong with organized labor's position. They are rightly aggrieved over the discharge ol a man for organizing or joining a union. They Insist on uncontrolled power to end the employment of a worker who prefers to remain nonunion.—Dallas Morning N'ews. SO THEY SAY When a judge says I'll have no drug peddling in my district it usually disappears.—Narcotics Commissioner Anslinger. * * * The others (G.l.'s who stayer] with Reds in Korea p want to come back, but they are afraid. -Cpl. Edward Dickcnson. * * * They (Red Chinese) told me I might be put to death in the United States for treason.—Cpl. Edward Dickenson. » * * Mr. Truman is not a stupid man. He was blind on this score (Harry Dexter White) but he was not a stupid man and is not.—Attorney General Brownell. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Guatemalan Reds Plan to Use Country as Operations Base Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Holly- 'the pitch" has given both the product and the entertainment added stature." Right. Don. but Jack has made the pitch entertaining. But Loretta Young just standing there, holding a box of her sponsor's product, puts her in the same class with the used - car and potato-peeler salesmen. Jack's Blonde Is There Dorothy Towne, the blonde now said to be out of Jack Webb's life, is In an upcoming Dragnet epi- s jde — one in which Sgt. Friday overhears two killers plotting murder. Gary Merrill turned down a live TV series about an insurance inspector that would have kept him separated from Bette Davis for weeks at a time. Benny Rubin joins the cast of "My Friend Irma" as a regular— the role of Professor Propotkin. wood on TV: Television's big maw doesn't just gobble up plays and comedy routines. The monster in the parlor devours songs, too — Hit Parade songs, old songs, and not-so-good songs. For the first time in her three-year TV career, Dinah Shore is ordering new tunes from the Tin Pan Alley boys. Says Dinah: "Between TV and radio. I do 20 songs a week and I don't like to repeat. Teelvision has opened the doors for new playwrights. Now it will open the doors for new songwriters. There simply a r e n't enough tunes to go around." My wail about Loretta Young lending herself to "gross commercialism" on her TV show sent Don Quinn, TV comedy boss for a big advertising agency not associated with Loretta or her show, rushing to his typewriter. Don argues that 'an "ivory- tower" attitude toward a sponsor's problems by a star is "stupid and unrealistic." Writes Don: "The taste and in- ;enuity with which Jack Benny and his writers have developed Slick line of dialog in "Meet Millie": "Cousin Tessie's heart Is in the right place but nothing else WASHINGTON — fNEAl —Any ioubts that the Party of Guute- nalan Workers is a Communist Latin- fully political organization in America, dominated Moscow, now been ing of small nations and their re- \ The Communists have as yet ._ ,__ j mperiallst W ar | made no inroads in the army. A : majority of the university student: have sources to the chariot." Most observers, and non-Conimnnist Guatemalan offi- [ cials themselves, have looked at the Guatemalan Communist Party re '|as a local problem because of the moved. A report I piiny . s domlnance in local po , iUcs . on the inner New reports i ndicat e. however, workings of this, lnal tnis domestic program aims and its leaders | ,„ dlsrllpt the soclal and political under Secretary | s i ructurc of tne countr nnd to Peter Edson General Jose Manuel Fortuny, show's strict dis- J sever the links between Guatemala and the United States. This ultimate aim is being sought ciplinary control, by a seven - point program which y the Communist Party of Soviet | makes up the platform of the Gua- lussla. jtemalan Communist Party: The nims of (he Guatemalan! 1. Intensify the fight against for- Commuuisl Party are primarily to support the foreign policy of international communism. Through its front organizations, the Guatemalan Communist Party works for a global program rnther than for a purely local program. The Guatemalan Communist Party this year has rapidly shifted Its line as Moscow policy has been changed. Early In 1953 the Guate- eign monopolis. such as United Fruit Co.. International Railways of Central America and Empresa Electric Power and Light Co. 2. Support progressive measures, such as the building of a highway from Guatemala City to the Gulf, so as to free the country from "monopolistic exploitation" by the railroad. the lave swung from liberalism to anticommunlsm. The business and professional classes are beginning to balk, after at first Welcoming the revolution of 1944. The independent press is against communism and so is the Catholic church. The strength of the communists is that they have seized the initiative in Guatemalan politics. It has to stop. The Arbens administrate a momentum which will be hard is committed to a reform program. If the president now withdrew, it would weaken his own program. On the other hand, the working out of the government's reform program will lead to a gain in Communist strength. There Is every indication that the party will grow in power In the next few years. It significant that in municipal elections just past, the Communists and their allies reportedly carried most of the country, though unofficial figures gave the anti- Red Democratic Unification Party changed. Early in 1953 the Guate- Denounce counterrevolution-: — ....^ u ....u,« uul , i-,,, ty malan Workers Party endorsed the ! ary n «ivities of Guatemalan con- » slight edge in Guatemala City. servative parties as "feudal 1m- The international importance of periallst reaction." all these developments is that the 4. Carry forward land e.xpropri-I Communist Party is now perfcct- ation and agrarian reform. [ing its technique for operating in Kremlin accusations that Jewish doctors in Moscow had plotted the deaths of many Soviet leaders. After the death of Stalin, the Guatemalan party then revered its line as Moscow changed the signals. It endorsed the Lavrcnti Boria declaration that the confessions of the Jewish doctors had been forced. Then a few weeks later it followed the lead of Pre- nler Malenkov in branrting Beria a traitor. . The world peace campaign is ajtation of GuateniBlan"conditioiis"to 5. Improve living conditions of Latin-America. Guatemala \L the masses, raising the rural mi- base. .It is a refuge for Commu- nimum wage to 80 cents a day I nist exiles from Spain, who have and the urban wage to $1.25. 6. Cultivate organic unity in the working class by fighting diver- sionism in the labor unions. 7. Tighten the alliance between the rural and city workers. This program is a shrewd adap- central part of the Guatemalan Communist Party's activities. The statements of its leaders harp on the "struggle against the imperial- 1st warmongers." For Latin-American consumption, their lino is that they seek to "prevent the chain- the aims of world Communist Domination. For the short run. agrarian reform is a weapon against the propertied class. The real purposes is said to be a separate Guatemala from the western pow- Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service WHEN one looks back upon the nature and extent of the prob- Jem of juvenile delinquency darkens! history of governments nmi looks out upon sovi-rnmen's in a hope for the future that niMit various parts ol the world tiki.iy. it otherwise be strong, if we could becomes obvious that in roimtru-st think of each generation improving like the United States and Can.ida I upon its predecessor. there is no conflict, bcuveen " become teachers, to train new leaders In the Jacobo Sanchez school, opened last February after a forerunner had been closed by the army in 1946. Honduran. Nicaraguan, Dominican, Venezuelan and Peruvian Communist revolutionary groups have their headquarters in Guatemala. They are allowed to demonstrate openly, and, though there may be little flesh on the bones, a skeleton organization has been built for the spread of communism to other Latin-American countries. when you have only a singleton in the opponent's suit, but it's on the weak side when you have three cards. North had a chance to indicate his weakness when West bid two diamonds, since North could then pass. But North light - heartedly raised to two spades and then compounded the mischief by going to four spades at his next urn. All of his overbidding gave South difficulty. West opened the king of dia- nonds and then shifted to the eight of hearts. South went up at once with dummy's ace of hearts and ooked for a way to make his op- imistic contract. It looked as hough he would have to loose two hearts, a diamond, and at least one club, but there was a ray of hope. It was clear that West had only a singleton heart, since East needed five of the missing six hearts for his two bids in that suit. There was a chance if West had the doubleton K-J or K-10 of clubs. Acting on this hope. South immediately cashed dummy's ace of clubs. West dropped the jack, and South felt that business was definitely picking up. Declarer next drew three rounds of trumps and led a low club. West Any actor who doubts that a healthy percentage of a telefilm series will plunk gold into his bank account in 'the years to come should talk to Edmund Lowe. Eddie, now hale and hearty after a siege in the hospital, made 39 Front Page Detective films in 1951 and has made a small fortune on their reissues without lifting a finger. Consolidated Television sales now plans to star him in 39 more. TO PARAPHRASE an old ballad, Frankie and Ava were sweethearts, but we aren't quite sure who done whom wrong and with whom (or, who cares?) and we are waiting for the ribber-tlred hack to make the one way trip. — Greenville (B.C.) Piedmont. POME In Whis Is Outlined A Brief But Effective Program of Human Relations: If your luck is running high Share it with the other guy. — Atlanta Journal. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NE AScrvice Bids High But Makes Contract had to win with the king of clubs and had to lead diamonds since he had nothing else left in his hand. When West led the ace of diamonds, South resisted the temptation to ruff. Instead he discarded one of his losing hearts. West had to continue with another diamond, aijd dummy won with the queen, thus giving South a chance to discard his other losing heart. With the lead in dummy, declarer could lead a club through East in order to finesse the queen-9. South therefore lost only one club and two diamonds, making his contract. Q—The bidding has been:: : North East South West 1 Heart Pass I Spade Pass 3 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: Spades K-Q-J- 2. Hearts Q - 5 - 2, Diamonds A- 8-4-2. Clubs 6-3. What do you do? A—Bid four diamonds. Your partner's bidding shows a strong leart suit with n to 19 points. You have heart support, with 12 points in normal high cards, 1 point extra for the queen of partner's bid std 1 point for the doubleton. The combined total is j 31 to 33 points, with 33 points usually needed for a slam. Hence you can afford to cuebid diamonds, intending to raise hearts later, thus suggesting, but not demanding, a slam. A JUNIOR Women's Club outdid itself on a recent rummage sale in Providence, R. I. For 50 cents the members sold the janitor's S15 vacuum cleaner. — Memphis Press- Scimitar. A HYPOCHONDRIAC on vacation sent his psychiatritst a card saying, ."Haying fine time. Why?" — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current Argus. A and IS Years Ago In Blythevill*— son was born today to Mr. Mrs. Ernest Holt. The baby has been named Robert Caldwell Holt. Invitations have been issued to a dancing party to be given by Betty Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips, and Nancy Ann Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hughes, December 10 at tha Woman's Club. Joe Parks turned down a job that was offered him for nexl week because he said he had his loafing schedule all laid out for that time and didn't want to disrupt it. tian rights and duties and rlie rights anil duties of cil.rzenship. Hero, the better Christian a is. the better rilizrn he \\i\\ be. Christianity and democracy have so much in common us to IK in many rc.spect.s almost ident:r:i! in their demands oi idealism ;ii:ci i:-;[y. But in some ochor lanu.s iiui.iy it is not possible to be a laur.ii and i There's no doubt that North bid My father used to say that we:'" s head off in today's hand. To ought, to he a great deal better than > begin with, his takeout double was our fathers, because we live in a! world of larger knowledge and bet-1 ter opportunities. Yet I should hesitate to say that I am a better man than my father was. What we might call Christian ideals and teachings are shared. and followed, by many who are not peaceable Clu-i.-.iun w,,hm,. , he Christians. Christianity itself was founded upon Judaisi perils and actualities of persecution and even of death. One could hardly have believed that persecutions such as U'.< Christians endured in tlie worst days of tho Roman Empire •A.V.UO! have broken out. asam against Christians, In this world of t h e twentieth century. We who live in lands in which democratic liberties and riphts prevail should set a pmtoimd value upon our hentase. Yet one cannot observe the whole area of ife in such democratic lar.iis without realizing that vast numbers of leople. for whom such rights ;ind liberties are available, eirher sot little value upon them or pervert .hat heritape.of freedom by live? of ittcrly selfish and unooeia! conduct or by downright criminality. We are far from havmc built a demeraey, iound In Ideally oporalir.i; ,-uid every part. Moreover, with its devotion sm, supreme emphasis upon to the commonweal. And many, who are neither Christians nor Jews in their actual living and in their citizenship, show allegiance to the same ideals and values. What are values that these ideals Characterize and! the NORTH 4 4KJ 10 V A732 40.43 4A65 WEST (D) EAST 4872 493 *8 VKQJ95 » AK J 10862 »97 *KJ #10874 SOUTH 4AQ654 » 1064 » 5 4Q932 Neither side vul. West North Eut South 1 » Double IV 14 2* 24 If 34 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* K slightly weak, considering his poor distribution. A 14-poiin hand is fine Christian citizen and set the standard for all? i First of all is the demand of rigid honesty in thought and action. Second is devotion to the common good as against the purpose to grasp for one's self and take unfair advantage of one's fellows. What a record out history reveals in the various forms of unfair exploitation to" which many are subjected! Tlvrd, good neighborlinrss underlies all (jood. cll'wnshlp.. The Good jail its citizens wore cood' Samari- Samanlar, Is sllll the great example I tansl Traveling Around Answer to Previous Puzzl* for the good Christian, the good | Jew and tlie good citizen, whatever his creed, or his lack of creed. What a nation this might be In strrnsth. power and happiness. If ACROSS 1 South American country 5 Cod 9 Swiss mountain 12 "Emerald Isle' 13 Players 14 French month 15 Sandiness 17 Container 18 Purposeful 19 Male deer 21 Covers 23 Nothing 24 Egg (comb, form) 27 Ship's company 20 Hindu garment 32 Over-aged 34 Pressed 36 Cubic rnelers 37 Writing tool 38 Italian city 39 Observes 41 Direction (ab.) 42 Psyche parts 44 War god of Greece 46 More distant 49 Rent 53 Poem 54 Historians 56 Through 57 Falsified 58 Tidy 59 Abstract bciiif 60 Icelandic sagas 61 Comfort DOWN 1 Nuisance 2 City in 3 Small stream 4 Up to the time 5 Is able 6 Opposed 7 Mexican coin 8 German city 9 Vehicle for the • sick 10 Non-clerical 11 Color 16 Frozen water 30 Check 20 Buffalo 31 Unemployed 22 Attire 33 Iris (comb. 24 Greek form) mountain 35 Vend again 25 Former 40 Meriied soldiers (coll.) 43 Too old 26 Non-repeaters 45 River in 28 Windshield France attachment 46 Heavy cord 47 48 Geraint's WIN in Arthurian legend 50 Bewildered 51 Musical directions 52 Italian town 55 Town in Minnesota 1 12. 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