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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 18, t954 oo. H. W. KA1NE&, Publisher EAJUIY A EAJNS8. AitUtant PubUtftSf A. A. fftIDRICK»OM Editor f A01 D HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ole Nftttonal Advertising R*pr**ent*tiT*f : WsJtest WttDMr Oo, Maw T«rk, cntcag*. DstroU, Attests* Mtapbis. •ntared a* second class Matter at the poe*- ottUe at BlytheTille, Arkansas, widsr art of Oon- greet, October I If IT. Member of The Astoetetcd Pit* RATBB: B» smrrier in tot city of Blytherflls or toy Mburbta town where earrier esrrtoa it Maintained. K« ptr wtek. •f mafl, within a radius of 5t milM. 16.91 p«r fiaw, HJ« for st* month*, tlJS for three month*; •? mail owisids 50 mil* •on*, I12.M por rear payable to adranee. Meditations Therefore thus tilth the Lord of host*, the O«4 of Itrael; Behold, I will punish the ktaf of BAtrton and hi* toad, at I hare punished the kinc of Aoiyriov—JeromioJi 50:18. * * # Novwr yet were the feelings and instinct* of our nature violated with impunity; never yet was the voice of conscience silenced without retribution.—Mrs. Jameson. The beet way out of your worries is to make the beot of thing* * * ¥ Maybe people in a small town are more sin- eon booMoe everybody knows how much yo« * ¥ * Men gossip more than women, says a writer. f*ob»bly about women gossiping. ''••'* * * A Rhode Island father of four is going to den- tea oollere. When he graduate*, his kid« are going tt be afraid of their own dad. ' bodr agree* that it's the woman who make* the homo. T%* problem is to keep her there. R€U! American ism is The Reply to Communist Peril The fright felt by many Americans in the face of the Communist menace is *enuin«. And there can be no doubt that it soundly based. We have seen enough of th« Red's pattern of world conquest and their internal- depredation to realize w« are not involved in a child's game. Still many signs exist that with a lot of us these fears play too great a daily role. One would think America had no strength, no resources of its own, to throw into the steady combat against the Communist peril. A Democrat walks out of a House committee hearing in protest against •what he deems unfair besmirching of men's reputations. A visitor, obviously _ equating the Democrat's action with treason, addresses him as "Malenkov" *£ h« leave*. This same group, the Reece committee, appears to be engaged in trying to show that new ideas are the dreaded like germ warfare. Its evident thesis is that m«i who dare to advance new ideas or merely to accept them, are guilty of some sort of massive plot against "the public interest." Order and over we are told of purported plots and conspiracies, in terms which suggest we are at the mercy of the Communist devils and that our democratic ideals cannot stand to be held up besides the moth-eaten garb of tranny. What kind of people are we, anyway ? Are we so timid that we must listen to jittery counsel which tells us there » a Communist under every bed,and maybe even under every Army Cot? We hear much these days about men who are "soft on communism." Beyond doubt, some have been just that. But the fears of that menace would not be •o greatly magnified if there were not a lot of people in this country who are •oft on Americanism. is a country renouned for nearly 180 years for the power and example of its democratic ideals, its reve- tioa to liberty in all its forms. This is a country with the material might and the human skills to outprodu- ce—as it did toward the close of World War n—ALL its allies and enemies combined. This k a country which gives a higher standard of living to more people over a wider area than any other nation on earth. Uiii is * eowtry which in its every characteristic act and mood te the liv- tof refutation of the Communist myth Americans prove every day they get up tot* to this world. This is a nation, too, which must be acknowledged— when all iU aa*ett y the material, the human and the spiritual, are added together—as the greatest power on the foce of the globe. Let us be alert and prepared for our very real perils. But let us meet them as the men of strength and vision we rally are, not as frightened children who imagine they have no safety from the world's cruelties. Federal Aid to Ease Classroom Shortage? A Government survey shows that in the school year just closing there was a deficit of nearly 350,000 classrooms. The liklihood is the situation will get worse as the children of World War II marriages stream through the school doors. Currently before the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee is a proposal authorizing federal aid to the states for new school construction. If this measure were to be approved by Congress, and implemented by direct appropriations, a healty start could be made toward licking this problem. However, Secretary Oveta Clup Hobby of the Department of Health, Education and Welfore has asked that action be delayed. She wants to wait until planned White House and state conferences on the situation can be held, so a more accurate gauge can be put on the ability of local communities to meet construction needs. There would seem not the slightest reason to doubt Mrs. Hobby's good -faith in this matter. Her request for a postponement does not make her an enemy of new school construction as some of her critics seem to suggest. On the other hand, there is much to consider about making federal aid an accepted thing in construction of schools There are some who argue that such federal aid will involve federal supervision over use of the money, and that this overseeing might easily extend itself to attempted control in other phases of education. The best-though certainly not the easiest,—school solution to school problems still remains on the local level. Schools are local institutions and it is best left up to the school districts to work out their own problems. VIEWS OF OTHERS Get It'Wholesale' "Fair-Trade" of "price-fixing' laws, intended to prevent price competition, actually have had exactly the opposite effect,—and with a vengeance, according to Time magazine. Discoutn houses, selling hundreds of articles at 20 to 40 percent off the list price, have sprung up virtually smultan- eously with the fair-trade laws, Time reports. "The fair-trade prices wer so high that they left a fat margin for the discounter to cut", sayi the magazine. The result: Some 6000 discount stores will do about five billion dollars' worth of business this year. Time says "too many businessmen, instead of shaving profit margins to give customers the benefits of the enormous postwar volume of sale*, have kept their prices high. Discount houses at least have awakened retailers to the hard fact that, in one way or another, prices must be cut." But many retailers are not awakened to the boomeranging character of fair-trade price fixing. Members of the National Association of Retail Druggists, who are losing business hand-over- fist to the supermarkets, are still pursuing high profits rather than numerous customers. The customers, meanwhile, are pursuing the most favorable prices, and the extent to which they are doing so indicates that they are both more price-conscious and more resourceful than advocates of fair-trade iaws like to think them.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY I trust God will help me in my adventure (crossing the Pacific alone in a raft), because I carry my faith and my Bible in my heart.—Sixty-year- old William Willis. * ¥ * I'd like to notify them (government employes) that I think that no loyolty to a superior can tower above their loyalty to their country.—Sen Joseph McCarthy. * * * The world will not be safe until the futility of war it not only genuinely understood by all great - powers, but It known everywhere to be so acknowledged.—Philosopher Bertrand Russell. * * * Malenkov has stated that an atomic war would destroy civilization. This it a true statement and I believe he and his associates know this. Restraint, together with strength on our part may postpone and perhaps avoid this conflict entirely.— Physicist Harold Urey. * * ¥ I personally think our failure to clear Dr. Oppenhimer will be a black mark on the escutcheon V. That's Why It's So Hard to Get Rid of Him! Peter Id son's Washington Column — Republicans Antitrust Division Just As Tough as Predecessor WASHINGTON—(NE A) — Antl;rust division of Department of Justice has been undercriticism ately for what has sewned to the a large number cf cases settled )y consent decree. The inference has been drawn that business monopolies were being let off easier than in past administrations. The box score on handling of antitrust cases by the Republican administration does Indicate a tigher proportion of cases settled by consent decree than by trial there have been some factors in this situation which, have not been too apparent. They provide the basis for a possible counter-claim that administration of the antitrust laws is just as tough, or maybe a little tougher than it ever was. I has been a little over a year since Judge Stanley H. Barnes of San Francisco was sworn in as assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division. He instituted several new policies aimed at getting his docket on a more current basis. There have been five dismissals in the first 11 months of this fiscal year. The record of antitrust case dismissals over the past 16 years has been an average pi nine cases a 1 year. So the present Administration's record of dismissals is lower than in the past. The total number of antitrust cases closed out in the past 11 months has been 54. This compares with 30 cases closed in the calendar year 1852. last year of the Democratic administrations. Of the 54 cases closed this year, 18 were by trial and 36 by consent decree. This latter figure is what has opened the present Administration to criticism. Among the major cases closed out in this manner are those filed against A. & P.. the four largest pencil makers, the G. E. fluorescent lamp case, Celanese Corp., and an Aluminum- Co. case going back to 1937. There were 143 antitrust cases pending when the Republican administration took over. Today the number is down to 16. Eight, of [ the 12 cases filed before 1947 have j now been closed out. There is j some hope of getting a settlement on two more of these cases which are more than seven years old, before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Several justifications are given for settling these and other antitrust cases by consent decree. The average time between the filing of a complaint and the settling of an antitrust case in court judgment is over five years. By a consent decree, this time is cut to two and a half years. As it costs the government about $100,000 to prepare and br,ing An antitrust suit to trial, there is a saving of about 50 per cent in time and 40 per cent or more in money by obtaining consent decrees wherever possible. It has been necessary for the Department of Justice "to curtail its antitrust operations by reason of a cut in budget. In 1950 the antitrust division was given $3,800,000 for its work. This year the figure was cut to $3,100,000. If more money had been appropriated by Congress, more cases might have been taken to court. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood and grtpeVINE: Jean Peters' surprisr marriage to wealthy Stuart Cramer of North Carolina, and her retirement from the screen (predicted here 10 days ago), was no eyebrow-lifter to her long-time H o 11 y w o c d admirer, Howard Hughes. She told him first. Gently. TV's "Time for Beany" and its soon-due satirical spoof of a Washington politico provides no time for mystery. The character's name is Burpo, the Headline Hunting Headhunter. When Benny Goodman gave U-I the nod to film his life story, he reserved the right to okay the actor cast to play him. Now he's asking the studio to make it Mel Ferrer. POSING IN THE NUDE for commercial photographers. could happen to the heroine of the Broadway ait, "The Seven Year Itch." But It can't happen to Marilyn Monroe—MARILYN MONROE — n the movie version. All of the spicy dialogue about the September Morn posing, I hear, will be cut from the film script, now that Marilyn's out to forget her past. Vanessa Brown spoke the lines on Broadway every night for over 600 performances, but then Vanessa never posed for a nude calendar. Television is moving west in its endless search for big names, but not to the West Tiamed Mae. No ponsor has yet indicated he'll give her a chance on the home screens. She was discouraged once be- ore—just before "She Done Him Vrong" at Paramount soared her o greater stardom than ever. Heart," Jose Ferrer Impersonates Jolson and FIVE other characters —Jolson's butler, an English girl, a French cafe singer, an oriental palace guard and the Persian Caliph. Pin big-heart medals on Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who open June 6 at the 500 Club in Atlantic City for 10 days at NO salary. It's a favor to the club's owner, who helped put 'em on the star trail eight years ago. Walter Abel's sons, Jonathan and Michael, have been tapped by Uncle Sam for military service. David Brian's being paged for "The Henry Spraggins Story," projected film by Delta Productions about a Texas gambler who becomes a minister. ALAN YOUNG was interviewing fledgling actors for his new filmed TV show. One fellow told him acting was only a part-time job with him. "What'c your full-time occupation?" asked Young. "Taxpayer," wa* the reply. Alan Ladd's three filmed - in- Europe movies, "Paratrooper," "Hell Below Zero" and "The Black Knight," will net him between half a million and $750,000. Mayb« more. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilli As it is, 20 new antitrust cases have been filed in the past 11 months. Six more are under preparation and ready to file. This total of 35 for the fiscal year compares with 30 new cases filed during the calendar year 1952. Where the present antitrust law administration has shown particular toughness is in two recent cases. In April, fines of $104,000 were assessed against the principals in the Western Pennsylvania Sand and Gravel Association for contempt of a consent decree entered into 10 years .ago. At the end of May, fines of $5,000 and $1500 were imposed on Willis G. Sullivan and Robert C. Huth, Sr., two Krause Milling Co. officials of Milwaukee for destruction of records on price-fixing meetings with competitors, alteration of expense accounts and other regularities in connection with the corn grits antitrust case. Sunday School Lesson- Written for NBA Service The believer in every creed, the \ right relations man with man. follower of every sect or tenet, to say nothing of those who belong to great historic churches, or large denominations might say, each in his way, "My religion is the true one." It is the way in which most believers have acted, with little tolerance for others. And with little rec- t ognition of the fact that there might be some in the religion oi those who differed from them, or even that there might be a measure of truth in all. I think it was George Bernard Shaw who wrote th .t "there is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.',' Shaw may have written that as a challenging quip, like so many of his clever thrusts, and I am not quite sure what he meant by it. However, I think it has this truth: At the heart of all religion, if it have any truth at all, are faith and sincerity. But faith and sincerity are not enough. The persecutor and the intolerant have faith. They evidently believe in what they profess, and they are sincerely intense in their advocacy of it, and in their opposition to all who do not agree with them. But truth has to do with knowledge, and knowledge depends upon, understanding, and understanding The Prophet Micah gave his famous definition of true'religion: "He (the Lord) hath shewed thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." The Apostle James, also, gave a very practical definition (James 1:27): "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this. To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the World." But John brought it out into all its fulness and inclusiveness in this manner: "He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?" (I John 4:20). There is the test of true religion. also has at least two clubs. There is no danger if two rounds of clubs get by. On the third club you can discard a spade, and even if this is ruffed you still lose only one other spade trick and the ace of diamonds. If three rounds of clubs get by, you are sure to make 11 tricks by this line of play. As the cards lie, of course, the second round of clubs gets ruffed, and the defenders can then take two spade tricks and the ace of diamonds to defeat the contract. "She married a foreign movie ctor," says Bob Hope, "and now he dubs in all of his talking." ounds like Shelley Winters. "The Drunkard" is celebrating ts 21st consecutive year as a Los Angeles stage hit, but Producer dildred Isle still blushes about a fellow she turned down for- the hero role. It happened 15 years ago. His name was Tyrone Power Mrs. J. W. Adams, Sr., will leav* tomorrow for Litchfield Park, Ariz, where she will visit relatives. During the two weeks that she plant to be away she will also visit friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. M. O. Usrey was installed as regent of the Charievoix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for a second term at a meeting of this group at the Hotel Noble yesterday afternoon when Mrs- C- P. Tucker was hostess to the group. Mrs. C. E. Coulter, who has been ill at her home 906 West Main Street since the first of the week, i* slightly improved today. WILLIAM POWELL is a hot candidate for the m. c. chores on the Chrysler Hour, a live dramatic show with star names, set for a fall debut on CBS-TV. . .Lucille Ball and her Desi will be seeing stars in the fall, more and more guest stars in a new look for "I Love Lucy." Jimmy Demaret and Tennessee Ernie started the parade. Young hoofer Bobby Van's resemblance to Donald O'Connor will have summer Comedy Hour TV audiences gulping. Just as talented, too. Change of scenery: Debra Paget's now a redhead.. .When Yvonne de Carlo's romance with young British actor Robert Ur- quart ended like all others, on the church steps, Hollywood tossed in the sponge. Yvonne, it's now- agreed, will never wed. Sterling Hayden vetoed Richard English's request to play himself on a radio dramatization of the political linkage that darkened his movie career for a while. The broadcast has been called off. THE SALESMEN were having "spiked watermelons" for dessert. But the harassed chef discovered the alcoholic tid-bit was being served to the teachers by mistake. "Quick" he said to the waiter. '"If they haven't eaten the watermelon bring it back and we'll give it to the salesmen." chef. "What did they gay? How did they like it." "Don't know how they liked it," the waiter said, "but theySre all putting the seeds in their purses." —Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. CHILDREN don't know what no do. Sometimes they are punished for not telling the truth and at other times for overdoing it.—Ellavine (Ga.) Sun. Giggly starlet to Jeff Morrow after hearing he played Pauliis the Centurion in "The Robe": "Oh, dear, I hope you don't get yped M a half horse, half man." NEW GOAL FOR Al Jolson impersonators : For a sequence in "Deep in My The Reverend Passmore say» maybe pur State Department should 'study ' the preaching? •methods of Billy Graham as m means of getting the British to Esten to our international po»t litical arguments. iJACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Play Dtptnds on Your Objective How do you play today's hand at a contract of four hearts? Before depends upon love. It was an emi-1 you can answer this question, you nent scientist who said, "We under- must first find out whether you stand only what we love." The are playing for total point* or for match points. The difference is all-important. In ordinary rubber bridge or in a team contest scored in total points, you must play to assure the contract. In a match point contest, however, you must play for maximum even if you must risk the contract for the sake of trying for an extra trick. In a match point fame, for example, you would put up the queen of spades at the first trick. When East covers with the king,' you must win with the ace. You now cash the two top hearts and begin on the clubs, hoping that scientist who approaches the world and Hffe with strong preconceived notions to that extent cuts himself off from seeing and understanding the facts as they are. This is as true in the area of religion as it is in the world of science. So, it is in accordance with reality that the New Testament makes love the center and soul of true religion, and by that very fact setting Up a profound contrast with'the lovelessness of much religious profession. The prophets Amos «nd Hosea cried out in their time against the unreality of formal worship, sacrifices, t* and rites to the NORTH II WEST 4753 VQ<5 • A 10 6 « 108742 *Q9 V J4 t K J74 * AQJ63 EAST 4KJ 1082 V 1082 • 9853 *5 SOUTH (D) * A 6 4 VAK9753 * Q2 Neither tide vul. South West North East 1V Put 2 * Pa» 3 * Past 4 * Pass Pass Opening lead—4 7 So They Say Answer to Previous Puzzle At rubber bridge, tn expert would see that this line of play risks the contract. The best way to assure the game contract is either to duck the first trick, or to win the first trick with the ace of spades and immediately lead a low trump towards dummy's jack. If you let the opponents take the first trick, you expect to win the second spade and ruff your third spade in dummy before drawing trumps. If you win the first spade trick but give up the first trump trick, you expert to draw all of the trumps safely before beginning on the clubs. Either way, the contract Is safe. The waiter reported that it was too late—the school teachert had ACROSS 1" in the manger" 4" , look and listen" 8 "Nothing to about" 12 Monkey 13 "The harp that once through 's halls" H "It's a long — that has no turning" 15" little Indians" 16 Shoulder ornament 18 Beg 20 Donkeys 21 Household god 22 Table scraps 24 "Fought, —— and died" 26 Worry 27 Wet earth 30 Pott again 32 Read 34 Opposed 35 Ascended 3$ Noise 37 Asse$», at a tax 39 Enormout 40 Cloy 41 Dry, at wine 42 Quivering 45 Tidiest 49 Abandoned infant 51 Rowing tool 52 Wilts 53 » homo' 1 54Swis« canton 55 Destroy 56 Horned nirr.inant DOWN 1 Fruit 2 "The door" 3 "Ladies and 4 Guide 5 Polynesian cloth 7 French city 8 "God America" 9 "Like 26 Group of 23 Pay back 38 Italian 24,Wire nail seaport 25 Son of Jacob 40 Feel from a sinking boats ship" 10 Poker stake 11 Turns right 17 Second 19 Detection device ' 2? 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