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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COUKIFR KEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1W« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NBWS CO. H. W. HAJNES, PublUlur EARRT A RAINES. AMUUnl PubllthB A. A. fREDBICKSON, BUtot PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTCTIUlm M»n**** ' 6«1« NutlonH Adtertlslng RtprtsenUtltM'. Wallace Wltmer Co, New for*. Cmcago, DeUolt, Atl»nu, Memphli. Entered u second elm m»lt«r »t the pott- o«lc« « Blyth«W«, Artensa*, un«« »« o! Congress, October 8. 1817. Member ot The A»soc]»t«d Pi-eai " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bi carrier In the city ot BlytnerUle or anj iuburb»n town whert carrier tervice a maintained, 25c per weet B. mail, within » radius ol So miles, $5.00 per tear *2 50 lor sir months, »U5 lor three nuhithi; by mail outside 50 mile jone, MM per year payable in advance. Meditations ThrouEh fullh he kept the passover, and Uw sprinkling ot blood, lest he that destroyed the Hrt- itborn should touch them.—Hebrews 11.28. * * * Faith Is mind at Its best, its bravest, and its fiercest. Faith is thought become poetry, and absorbing into itself the soul's great passions. Faith is intellect carried up to its transflgurcment. —Parkhurst. Barbs Take a Up from the man who invented macaroni—use your noodle! * * * Maybe our judges could cut down on the number of rubberstire theives by giving: them long stretches. * * * Every housewife should have a calling, says a professor. At least when they want to get the kids In for a meal. * * * Lots of college students are taking > course In pharmacy—so they can wind up selling maltcds mnd sandwiches. * * * It's alright to brag about being a. success at dodging work if you don't mind winding up a failure. Depressions Can Be Fought And Beaten in Men's Minds For the past four months, the index of American business has been treading downward. This still leaves us way up high on the economic ladder, a long distance from any condition that could fairly be called a recession or a depression. Nevertheless, a drop-off like this inevitably is accompanied by a lot of gloomy talk. In fact, it frequently begins before any decline is evident. When the crash of 1929 ushered in the Great Depression, panic gripped the country. Forces of unimagined power appeared to be at work, and the natural response to the unknown is fear. Looking back, many men today say that under the prod of fear, employers needlessly slashed payrolls and cut production. Could they have maintained a healthy confidence, business might not dropped so far. The story cannot be the same in 1953. The economy is underpinned by all kinds of special props. The government has a variety of antidepression weapons, and its economic radar keeps it keenly sensitive to nny approach of serious trouble. Rising population presages steadily expanding markets. Yet that does not mean we have achieved a depression proof economy. Any system managed and operated by human beings is subject to human frailitics. Fear and uncertainty are still common manifestations of American life, thanks largely to the devilish designs of the Kremlin. And the habit of fear is con- tagoous. In spite of all our safeguards, we could presumably talk ourselves into another depression by compounding the fears which stir so easily these days on many fronts. Paul Hoffman, former chief foreign aid administrator and now board chairman of the Stuclebaker Corporation, recognizes this possibility in a recent New York Times article called "How to Avoid a Psyclin-Keces'sion." What Hoffman says, in effect, is that if you feel a depression coming on you ought to count to I'l. He lists 14 specific blessings"* which ought to reassure the American who eyes a downward-trailing lino on the business chart. Those blessings include high average income, increased personal saving , rec- cord employment, plentiful credit, impending tax cuts, the aforementioned props to the economy like farm-price supports, rising productivity, expanding markets, still havy government spending new industries, and an absence of speculative excesses like those in the 1920's. Yet merely counting these advanta- ges is not enough in his view. To avoid talking ourselves into H recession, we must use these positive factors as a springboard to confident action. If we think they spell basic soundness, then we cannot be put to trembling over occasional downward sweeps of the business curve. These should only be the signal for us to workjiarder, to sell harder, to develop more products and more in-, genious ways of making them. Depressions are made in the minds of men. There they should die, before they • are born. Let's Rassle Former Iranian Premier Mossadegh recently offered to wrestle the court prosecutor in Tehran, where he is on trial for treason. The aged gentleman even said he'd tnssel right in the courtroom. If only television were global! Some enterprising TV outfit in America would span this thing up in a minute. It certainly hears more promise than those purely verbial UN encounters billing Lodge vs. Vishinsky. Views of Others Dangerous Detour We do not know, ol course, just how the Supreme Court will rule on any of the live segregation cases to be reargued early in January. But anyone Is free to read the probabilities. As we see them, they point to the high tribunal declaring segregation pre se unconstitutional, but as it has Itself suggested, providing an "effective gradual adjustment" from the old to the new situation through the "exercise of its equity powers." It seems likely, also, that the court might approximate the schedule for adjustment proposed by the department of Justice, allowing, on showing of cause, up to, we would guess, about two years 'of grace. Be that It may, the states most deeply disturbed by the prospects seem to be reading the signs the same way. And as to any "gradual adjustment,' they seem to be saying they will somehow win the longest breathing spell possible. South Carolina has an amendment already prepared which, if ratified, would remove from Its constitution the requirement that the state maintain public schools. Georgia has gone further. It's Legislature has approved by near-unanl- mouse votes a resolution which would set up a commission to supervise a new "private" school system and —of portentous significance—an amendment which would remove from the constitution the restrictions against approriatlng state money to private schools. It is arguable that a few states will need considerably more time than that the Supreme Court may allow, as a matter of the sheer social and political realities. And they may see In Ingenious detours and litigation over them the only delaying action left open. But before Georgia takes another step Its citizens might well ponder whether the price could be too great in still another scale of values. For the use ( of public moneys for support of private schools In the crtixTtf the current struggle to preserve the separation between church and state It would Indeed be ironlcle were Georgia, one of the most overwhelmingly Protestant states In the nlon, the one to deliberately break down the wall. —Christian Science Monitor Freedom And Security Catholic bishops, in a statement, say Americans must put jJtrsomil youduess against hopes for economic security. The alternative is "increasing chaos." What they menu by the "alternative" is this: The average person will tij anything for economic security. History is full of those who gave away freedom to ^et security; conversely, people can have freedom, if they will pay the price of In-security. How to combine freedom with security is a problem old ns history itself. Usually free people accept a muster for protection. But, in the acceptance, they debase themselves. They give up more than they receive. Money is fine; but It's possible ta pay too high a price for it. Actually, mankind expects more security than the world nffords. It is still a world where every man must look after himself. He still wants to be looked alter.— Dallas Morning News. HEY SAY Most Fish and Mammals in the sea steer clear of men as much as possible—even sharks. —Conrad LimbuUBh, underwater pholosrnpher. * * * One of the things we have here already as a barrier against a real depression is the present big defense program.—W. Randolph Burgess, deputy secretary of Treasury. * * * In this country if someone dislikes you or accuses you, he must come up front.—President Eisenhower. » * * There will always be a place for sincere union labor ns we have known it here in Texas. There can be no place in Texas for Communists, period. —Texas' Gov. Allei; Shivers. , * * * One good airplane will never win 8 war but a lot of good planes will.—Air Force Lt.-Ocn. Orval Cook. Star Of The West Peter Idson's Washington Column — Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hoi-1 way when the finger beckoned. lywood on TV: Take if from Eve Arden, the greatest fear of a sponsor planking out the millions is that his star will make the headlines in a scandal and prove unworthy of his TV character. "There's more character identification in TV than there ever was In movies," Eve tells It. "The public types you and that's that." Being Connie Brooks, schoolteacher, on "Our Miss Brooks," keeps Eve on her toes every second to be sure that no photograph, newsprint item or rumor raises the suspicion that she isn't as pure and unimpeachable as her fictional meal ticket. "I have to stay away from night clubs and I never order anything stronger than a glass of milk at restaurants." Eve groaned. "Somebody might snap a picture of me and the fat would be in a fire. I'd be the ex-Miss Brooks. "I'm probably the most sieken- Ingly good, upright, honest, irreproachable dope in Hollywood because of Mrs. Brooks. Not that I ever burned the candle at both ends. But I did appear in nublic for a root beer or two before I took the TV veil." Arnold Toynbee Say US. Must Ease Russia's Fear Complex WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Unit- past when this situation did not back to isolationism. Bob Mitchum, counting the days until he's free of an RKO anti-TV contract, is forming a new firm to produce telefilms. . .Dennis Day has four new writers. Trouble behind the scenes?. . .Charlie Dressen, former Brooklyn Dodger manager, and Will Gould are teaming sports show. Okays Show for TV Mercedes McCambridge won't go for a televersion of her current rado seres, "Family Skeleton," but edition shows. Says Barbara: "It's only because I trust Jack Benny so and because I know that he respects Ills guest stars that I've been on TV at all. I'd hate to go on with some other comics I know. I've seen what they do to their guests." Actress' New Nome Brings New Fortune By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD an — Cinderella stories are getting scarce in the movie world, but here's one of R New York girl who changed her luck when she changed her name. Her real name is Donna Lee Hickey. which has a nice lilt to it. But you know how movie studios are. She was signed to play the feminine lead of May Wynn, the night club.singer, in "The Caine Mutiny." Nothing would do but that she change her professional name to May Wynn. Donna is now stuck with May, but she doesn't seem to mind. "You can call me anything you want, as long as you want me to sing on that dotted line," she told Columbia bosses. As Donna Lee Hiekey, she had only middling succes in the show world. The daughter of a vaudevillian, she matriculated at the New York Cdpacabana when she was 17. Talent scouts passed her seres, .ranniy or^cicujii. ' she's okayed a parlor-screen "Pj« ause she was to ° ? oun « tmf i of one of her past ether "Defense Attorney." ed States political opinion is now pretty sharply divided on what to do about communism, Russian imperialistic am- b i t i o n s and American foreign aid efforts to thwaft Soviet \v o rid expansion. In this situation, the pre- s u m ably detached views of a world - renowned histori- worth hearing on what Is now regarded abroad as ihe great American jitters. Such an appraisal has Just come from Arnold J. Toynbee, author of the best-selling "Study of History," Western Tradition" and "Civilization on Trial." Dr. Toynbee is one of a number of world lenders listed as advisers lo the National Arts Foundation of Mew York. Carleton Smith, direc- j Lor of this organization, whose aim to increase the exchange of ideas and art throughout , the world, recently met with Dr. Toyn- bee in London. And from him was obtained this summary of opinion on the current American and world icene: Dr, Toynbee begins with the somewhat challenging assertion that America's politics are no longer her own, exclusively internal affair. The United States has a constituency as lame as the world. This position of world leadership is a fact and not a theory, and therefore nothing can be done about it. There is a great homesickness in America for a return to the Gale Storm, who proved she could sing at Las Vegas, will sing on one of her future "My Little Margie" radio shows and has been wiicu HUB jn,u.. t .wn M*U i.uu u »^o. LW ,^u« lt , iui 4.oi.. signed by Bob Hope to guest on exist. Dr. Toynbee believes. This say that they will take the country .his TV program. It's the first time is evident in the strong isolation-. Stating the matter another way, (she's appeared on another IV Dr. Toynbee declares that Ameri-|show since "Margie" was born. Ann Jeffreys' click with hubby Bob Sterling in the "Topper" TV films forced her out of the lead in the Broadway musical version ist sentiment in the United States. The aim of this group is to pull America out of its present foreign entanglements, build up internal defenses only and let the rest of the world go whatever way it will. This sentiment is misunderstood in other countries, says Dr. Toyn- bee, because of the American tradition of playing polities like a football game. He questions whether the world can afford this kind of luxury in the present state of tension. Complete freedom of expression is a highly desirable trait, the historian declares. But he goes on to say that what American politics would seem to need now is a certain amount of grown-up restraint. This business ot restraint is something 'new to America, Dr. Toynbee finds. Up to now this country has never had to bother about what others thought of it. In this connection. Dr. Toynbee asserts that criticisms now being leveled at the United States by her friends, beneficiaries' and neighbors must not be taken by Americans as signs of hostility. These criticisms are evaluated by the historian as expression of friendly interest because all realize the power and importance of America. Dr, Toynbee admits that it is quite natural.for Americans to resent this criticism. No nation has ever used its power so generously as has the United Stn tes. Europeans appreciate this just as much as Americans, It is therefore wrong for American political leaders to consider this criticism as intolerable ingratitude, to hit back against detractors and to ca is now 'finding itself in an entirely new situation, and does not quite know what to do about it. Up to the present, the United States has always solved its problems, defeated its enemies, cut the knots that bound it and gone on. The fact that the United States did not win an outright victory in of "Ninotchka." Barbara Stanwyck isn't disclosing what her TV offers are, but Korea is a source of^great frustra-jshe admits she's scooted the other tion to most Americans. What Americans do not fully appreciate to balance this frustration, says Dr. Toynbee, is that what the Unit- trick with the ace or the king and immediately forced out the ace of „,. ..... __, ™ ... ............ ______ ed States has done since the end j clubs;- the opponents would knock of World War II has caused Russia a number of defeats. Yugoslavia, Prance, Italy, Iran and Greece are mentioned. Also the Russians have not won in Germany or Korea. In Dr. Toynbee's opinion, Russia is today suffering from an acute case of fear. Since the end of the war the Russians have thought of the U. S. as another Germany under the kaisers, as another French Empire under Napoleon, In short, the Russians today have the same invasion-fear complex that the French have of the Germans. While the United States may remain skeptical of Russian Intentions, Dr. Toynbee" is said to believe that ways must be found to negotiate with them. Russia has not been vanquished like Germany. America can't liquidate Russia and vice-versa. So, while going ahead with military preparations, America must make Russia feel more secure. In doing this, America will make it easier for the Russians to retreat from their position. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service In n world which, then as now. i ture and realize the extent of prog- beset with racial and sectional I ress that is being made toward bet- 1 ter understanding and toward a large measure of fairness and re- prejudices have ,..„. been. Saint Paul set ihe pic- lure of a Christi.ui world mid so- gard for personal rights, even ciety in which ?-ll such prejudices j where prejudices may to some ex- wore dissolved in an environment tent remain. hopeful One hopeful sign counter progaganda the active being carried of brotherly love and fellowship. In a letter to the CUriMuns at _ _ _ ,,.-„, rolossae, where the .slave-master °» b y such agencies as the Confer- Philemon, to whom Pnul re- ence of Jews and Christians. the slave Onr.shmi-s was a I Another hopeful sign is an In(See the Book ol Philemon.. | Ceased emphasis upon Christian Paul pictured that world ol tlie new | J escl ™f. and , a bro /J d f'"S* ° f Chns Wc n Christ wlciv. he said. 1 tlan ^llows'.np. Methodism, once '•There is neither Greek m,r Jew I divided north and south, white and • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service It's Usunlly Best to Develop Best Suit Which suit oo you usually try. to develop first when you are the declarer at a no - trump contract? There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but it is usually your best suit. The opponents are used to this procedure, and they will. play carefully to avoid helping you de- out the remaining diamond stopper. South would then be able to take his clubs, but the enemy would be ready to take three diamonds, a club, a spade, and two hearts— enough to defeat the contract. South saw that the best chance consisted in "stealing" a trick. Hence he won the first trick in dummy with the king of diamonds and immediately returned a low spade from the dummy. What would, you do in East's place? Would you be a hero .and dash right up with the ace of spades? You should, of course, but there are few heroes, when the hand was actually played, East played a low spade on the theory that South was developing his best suit. When ' East played low, South managed to win the trick with the jack of spades. This was declarer's seventh trick, and he had no further plans with the spades. He promptly switched to clubs, forcing out West's ace. The enemy could force out the ace of diamonds, but South could run seven tricks — four clubs, two diamonds, and the carefully stolen spade trick. nor Burba ;ia!i, Scythian bond nor tree; but Christ is all and in all." It was a marvelous portrayal of L free world, against a u-orld of lavcry and prejudice. C;\n anyone say that it is anything molv than Christian world ought to be? Yet nearly twenty ceutunes alter Paul we still live in a \vnrld in which racial prejudices are rile and intense, oven in the ^ro;it democracies where they might least be expected to be found! One of the niost distressing aspects of American democracy is that we should tintl in o\;r midst highly organized group.-, ol professing Christians carrying on widespread propaganda in a poison press, burning crosses and manifesting every medium ol hatred nnd prejudice against those . . . Catholice, Jews, Negroes, "toreign- ers" . . . whom they do not happen to like. When one surveys Ihe dark picture one. may well ask iiu> question: Can racial problems lie solved? It would be too much t,, say that they can be, for solution is undoubtedly a long Way otf, »n<l w tll not come in our time, But II Is worth w)iil< in look ns well at the bright side o( ihe pic- colored, is now united: and movements for similar union are in progress in other denominations. Insofar as the color line is concerned, as a northerner and a native of Canada, in which, at my time at least, there was little if any racial prejudice, I am inclined to believe lhat the greatest progress in recent years has been in the South, where slavery existed less than a century ago. Beneath nil this is the matter of personal attitudes of man to man individually. I believe that despite all the evil in the world there has never been a time when so many men were viewing one another with good will and freedom from prejudice, willing to judge their Jellows and treat them for what they are, without regard to color, religious aifllintion, or nny other outward difference. That is a great reason, and perhaps the greatest, for hope. IT IS HARD to tell just how the Supreme Court will rule on whether or not organized baseball Is business ov » sport but nt least a lew fnns we know hope that the court dcc'Tcs umnir-- unconstitutional. — Portsmouth Star. WEST A932 V AKS «J9763 South 1 + 1 N.T. NORTH U AKQ84 ¥ 1053 »K82 AJ84 EAST A A 10 6 5 V.181 «Q104 41093 SOUTH (D) AJ7 »Q972 » AS *KQ762 East-West vul. West North Pass 1 A Pass Pass East Pass Pass Opening lead—» 6 no vies. She became a veteran among Copa girls, maturing under the eyes of the talent seekers who Viewed each opening night. They overlooked her for the newcomers. Finally she decided to try her fortune in Holly Wood. She toured the studios. No luck. She was about to head East when she discovered a letter she ha'd mislaid. It was a note of introduction from 20th Century-Fox's New York talent scout to William Gordon of the studio's casting depart- See ACTRESS on Fage 9 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Russell Mosley, Blytheville's brll- linnt -halfback and captain who has been accorded almost every possible prep honor already this season, gained another feather in his cap today when it was announced that he had been renamed to the all-southern squad. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Kigcr. Mrs. Henry Layson, Mrs. C. L. Wylie, Mrs. Loy Welch and Dr. Edna. Nies are spending today in Memphis. Miss Jenny Wren Dillahunty has returned from Youngstown, Ohio, where she has been visiting relatives for several days. When it comes .to making & group picture is one time short men or women have an advantage. They're always put in the front row and look important, or they wouldn't show at all. This and That Answer to Previous Puzzle velop the suit of your choice. For this reason, as today's hand shows, you have a pretty good chflnce to "steal" n trick at the very beginning of the play. West opened the six of diamonds, and South took stock. Jie could expect to win two diamonds and (our clubs. The seventh trick was harder to find. If South won Die lirst diamond ACROSS 1 Dog and fight 4 Bat and 8 and female 12 and all 13 Musical instrument H Sad cry IS and doff 16 Northeast Frenchmen 18 Lasts 20 Run together 21 Worm 22 Makes mistakes 24 • or less 26 Continent 27 Definite article 30 Opposed 32 Cyclic alcohol " 34 One who disorders- 65 Siberian river 3S Wile 37 Cereal-like 39 Poems 40 Eye part 41 Mimic 42 Degrade 45 Protection 49 Happening again 51 High hill 52 Portuguese navigator 53 and for alt 51 Vnse 55 Soviet cily 5fi Roman road 67 Actress West DOWN 1 Cipher 3 Sorest 4 Wild hogs 5 Competent 6 Gains and 7 Meadow 8 Posts 9 Soviet mountains 10 On and sea 11 Essential being 17 Monster (prefix) 19 Employers 23 Dangerous 24 Papa and 25 and under W 1 1 •> *> £ H f> R E A V T O S E t? £ A K T R A 6 J = 2 -> p A p A A M A b T A 1 F *, F. ff A f. E T A W T R 1- r" u h W k c U h 1 D P A k! T -J O 5 O K j 0 o A N I * U L b ,E" T L A U £ M t 6 ~A K R F£ B A M A E L O U 0 A £ R 1 t e o ** * Tt? 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