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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 18, 1953
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EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, CECEMBER 18, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIEK NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAfNES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A FREDR1CKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTertlsIng Manager Scl« National Advertising Representallies: Walltci Witmer Co. New York, Chicaeo, Detioit, Atlintt, Uemphii. Entered »s second class m»tt«r at the poit- •fflc* »t BlytheriUe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- trtu, October i. 1817. " Member ot The Associated Pre» Meditations Barbs Vista Opened by Ike's Plan Beckons Men of Good Will Even though the Russian's original offhand rebuff of President Eisenhower's atomic peace proposal was later revised, one finds it hard to digest the incredible stupidity of their first response. As most of the world recognized instantly, the President's plan was fresh and different, at once practical and idealistic. The Reds greeted it, however, with an assortment of their weariest clinches. How they imagined a standard serving of Communist propoganda would be adaquate for this totally new occasion is a mystery. They even called the plan a variant of the old Baruch plan for control of atomic energy, which is just exactly what it is not. The Russians surely cannot seriously believe that these painfully familiar propaganda devices are going to impress anyone at all. If they do think so, then they have lost all contact with reality. Every word that has emanated from official White House circles about the President's proposal indicates it is a serious attempt to grapple with the deadliest element in world tensions. Such an effort demands a sober answer. Even neutrals predisposed to give Russia rather than' the United States the benefit of any doubt want to hear something more than routine guff from the Kremlin. Unless the men in Moscow have taken leave of their senses, they will fullfill their later promise to give the Eisenhower plan "serious consideration". If they do, and if they agree to discuss the President's program in private conversation with all interested powers, the chances are strong, however, that the ultimate effect will not prove much better than if they should rest on the first foolish utterances they made. For the Russians have never yet shown they are interested in the substance of real peace and real disarmament. They commit themselves to the appearance only, since genuine peace and advancing prosperity would be enemies of the cause they seek to spread across the globe. From the Kremlin's viewpoint, the most sensible move would be to agree to atom peace talks and then stall them or bog them down in haggling along conventional Communist lines. That would recapture appearances, but yield nothing of substance. As for the United States and its allies, their course is plain whatever the Soviet Union does, Mr. Eisenhower's proposal to build a world bank of atomic materials and foster their application to medicine, agriculture, indusrial power and other peacetime use should go forward—with or without the Russians. This plan lias Ihc grandeur of outline —for all ils modest content—which marked the Marshall Plan. It opens a new vista of world development that beckons all men of good will,'That vista should be explored with all those peoples who are willing to make the journey. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Bij-tncTille or anj •uburban town wher« carrier service a maintained 25c per week. B» mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, »5.00 per rear »2'50 lor sin months, J1.25 lor three mo.itha; by mail outside 50 mile tone, J12.JO per year pay.ble in tdvance, Hear, O my ion, and receive my sayings; ana the yean of thy lite shall be many.—Prov. 4:10. * * * During & long life I have proved that not one kind word ever spoken, not one kind deed ever done, but sooner or later returns to bless the giver and becomes a chain, binding men with golden bands to the throne of God.—Cooper. The weather deserves a lot of credit for its nerve in disagreeing with some Women. * * * We've yet io hear any cigarct company tell w what cigaret the man who doesn't smoke would imoke If he did, * * * American girls are dolls, says a French writer, tht kind, a fellow has to stuff—in arestaurant. * * + It'i the fool wh» thinks he knows, anil th* Mccefiful wise man who knows he thinks. * * * teason, to the pessimist, are what always coma at tht wrong time of year. Security Due Gouzenko Though it never comes easily to an American Senator to have io obey publicity rules fixed by somebody else—especially foreigners—Senator Jenner has prudently accepted Canada"s stiff terms governing an jntcrview with Igor Go UK- enko, former Russian code clerk now on Canadian soil. No other course but the strictest secrecy could have protected Gouzenko and his family, who live in mortal peril since he turned against his counUy and broke a Russian Spy ring operating in Canada, the United States and Britain. Perhaps Jenner's responsible behavior in this instance was compulsory, since his only alternative was not to see Gouzenko at all but in any event he did in the end choose to act responsibly. Let us hope that nothing occurs at any stage of this ticklish business which will do even the slightest harm to the safety of a man who already has given so much to the free world. Views of Others How Edward R. Murrcv? Sees It Now Edward R. Murrow, a non-newspaperman who has been the recipent of every top award in radio and television lor outstanding news shows, doffed his hat to the Indispensible role of the daily press in a radio broadcast Dec 1. At almost the very moment he was delivering the talk Ills wife was accepting In his behalf the Sylviana Award for the most distinguished news programs in television this year. In part this is what Mr. Murrow told his large CBS Radio Audience: "This is an appropriate time to reflect upon the continuing phenomenon of the dally newspaper. There was a time, about 20 years ago, when certain enthusiastic persons—with more enthusiasm than judgement —thought radio news would kill them off, A ctty with out a press, radio and television are basically complementary. But the newspaper i* more tangible „ * . "But a newspaper is like your youth—never appreciate It till it's gone. It is essential even for those who deal in radio and television news to be able to read, even though at limes Ihew may have difficulty in reading their own copy aloud. "It 1* not ns great a calamity for a community to be without newspapers as it was before the advent of radio and television. But a community must commune, ami newspapers are a mainstay of communication. Without a press or rndio, a community would be stunned as. by a stroke of paralysis. With the press silent, the paralysis is only partial. But in free countries newspapers are some thing more than mere communtcaUonrs, They are an essential port of the community's freedom and health. "So a community without a newspaper or wilh censored newspapers is less thnn free. This is nn old story to us, and (here was probably a time when the press was more powerful than it is now We still tnlk, and riphlly, about the freedom of the press as one of the foundations of our national life. But It it well to rrmombcr that freedom through the press is the thing that comes first. "But most of us—disregarding the secondary use of newspapers—probably feel that we couldn't be free with out the newspapers, and Ibat is the real reason we want the newspapers to be Free. Even in a controlled society, where every effort is marie to make people think the same thing at the same time, Uicvc must be newspapers, How- imu-h more important are they to us where diversity, dissent., disclosure and information may color the while space of newsprint." SO THEY SAY We are trying to keep the draft for next year as low as possible.—Defense Sec. Wilson. * * * Every time I see one of those little sissy boys hanging around some college, the more I think every one of them ought to be made to play football.—Roy VV. Harris, regent o[ University of Georgia. * * * Atomic bombs (In the U. S. stockpile) today are more than 25 times as powerful as the weapons with which Hie atomic age dawned—President Eisenhower. * * * I am distinctly opposed to urging small investors to buy common stocks at this time.—Economist Roger W. Babson. * * *' Thc United Slates knows that the peaceful power from atomic encrpy is no dream of the future. Thc capability, alre.idy proved, Is here— now—today. —President lii.senliowcr. f have a partially paralysed leg from a Russian bullet to prove the ntionty charges.—Ex-Cul. Fred C. Herrman. * * * I'm Mad, and when I'm rnad I see Red.—Mrs. Whitt, who would ban "RoWn Hood" from Indiana schools. 'All Right Now, Folks— How Much Am I Bid?' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Battle over SCS Reorgc anization Now Involved in Farm Politics WASHINGTON —NEA— The ight over reorganization of the Soil Conservation Service in the U. S. Department of Agriculture has now become so involved in Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Live audiences for filmed comedy shows? They're a "Must." says Danny Thomas, who gives his weekly audience of 300 ft biff share of the credit for the success of his comedy series with Jean Hagen, "Make Room for Daddy." "Without the 300 people," he told me, "We have nothing. shows. Note to Hollywood cmotf t's whp complain loftily that livo, TV only ffives them a week of rehearsal: NBC has allotted two-week rehearsal time to the first original play- written for TV by Pullt/nr prizewinner Robert E. Sherwood. 'I'm a fun - loving: gal. I like ''We rehearse fiie scripts on an i having: my version of a good time. empty stage all week and I worry ithmit the lines and the .situations. Then on the night o f the show I hear the audiences' first reaction, and everything comes to me as if it was sent from heaven." Hollywood hears that Imogene Coca is ready to make a movie with or without Sid Caesar Mickey Rooney and NBC have called it a day on plans for starring the Mick in a series. He's now talking to the other net works Warner Bros, would like to release .lack Webb's planned Dragnet feature movie. The studio was the first to star a big TV name — Milton Berle. I never had a chance to do anything light - hearted in Hollywood. I was always ^rUing shot. You might say I got shot right out of the movies." Ann Jeffreys, a delight as a flippant, sophisticated lady ghost in the Topper comodies being filmed for TV, compares her bis*, new deal as a comedienne with her gangsters' molls and dancehall hostesses in Hollywood before Bhe rebelled. "I wasn't a bud woman, I Just wasn't the good gal," sis;hs Anne, recalling" movies like "DilHnger" and "Return of the Badmen." "If they couldn't get anyone else, they'd say, 'Let's get Anne, She can do it and we won't have Pay-fls-you-see TV via Telemeter o»^ x,«,» .., is opening up endless vistas—and to P«y her much.' People 01 , a(?s j sionally ask if I picked up Harry Cimring is dreaming of coin-operated TV set that supplies cold drinks, popcorn, youv fortune on a weight card and. if you hit three cherries, the jackpot on Bank Night. That's A Bad Word The L. A. police department, squeamish about that word, objected to Jack Webb using: the title, The Cop," for the rerun of his Dragnet stanzas. But Jack says, I'm a cop," on every one o£ bis given watershed area had to form | in states like Missouri they have; a district 'organization. These or- been in frequent conflict. j gamzations have become so powerful in the last 15 years that many congressmen now si forts to reorganize that any ef- the Soil Conf^a r m politics.; SC rvnUon Service is politically impossible. What has happened is that three big Department of Agriculture field forces have been built up to handle various phases Of the farm program. As of .Ian. 1, Soil Conservation Service had 13,000 employes. The Production and Marketing Administration hnd over 11,000 per- that few dirt farmers are nwnre of all it.s complications. On the surface. the main row seems to be between Secretary of Agriculture rcier tason -- Administration hnd over 11,000 per- C7.ra Taft Benson nnd the Nai.ion.ii sons jn pMA counly commiUees Association of Soil CmwuMuim which thg Rcpublj( . ang Used to jtstrirts. This newest of the farm char|?e (hp DcmocraU ran RS a orgnnizations is just beginning ™ [eel its strength. Its president, Walter S. Davis, .7r a League City. Tex.. t-aUlc- man ncciises Secretary Benson of plotting to destroy HIP 2f>00 existing soil conservation districts. North wouldn't actually get into much trouble. When East very properly redoubled. South should have stayed out of the auction to let North look for a rescue. The partnership rrtifrht have struggled into two diamonds. at which five tricks could be won. This would be no bargain. and West would not game if left to their since East have bid a own devices, but at least it would lot be a disaster. comedy technique From some of the movies I did. If there \vas any training, Broadway gave 11 to me. I didn't get much from Hollywood." The hunting season is on and we hear more and more hunting stories each day. One we ]iked best; was about the fellow who spied a bear. But the bear was on t.he other side of a tree. The hunter didn't want to give away his position- He tried to figure out how to pet a shot When he noticed an abandoned old barn with the natural field stone foundation. He computed he could hit a rock in the foundation and .the bullet would glance hitting the bear Telling a friend of the situation, he Was asked by the friend. "Did you get the bear?" And the hunter replied, "No. I missed the barn,"— Mattoon nil.) Journal. An unconscious rivalry has developed between the two services and their sponsoring organizations jo 1 —the Farm Bureau nnd the Asso- «• elation of Soil Conservation Districts. This is in spite of the fact . ... that county agents probably or - jopened^the three of spades.^ De- j ing. ove r a little piece of pigskin.— ftanized 5 per cent of the ' ~' J 1 ~~" '"" * u ~ * ~~ servalion districts. Pravda, which Insists the 'American workers are starving, might I have found an Interesting item on Against the actual contract o'i Thanksgiving Day in the spectacle one no-trump doubled, W e s t in ma py cities of young men fight- con-|clarer played low from the dunv p ov t Myers (Fla.) News-Press, i my, and East won with the king. In 1948 hearings on Department of Agriculture reorganization, the Association of Land Grant Col - leges got into Spokesmen for to-now independent Soil Conservation Servian alongside tho old Kx- tcnsion Service and an expanded Rcseai-rh Service in a now Federal - Stairs Relations division under Assistant Secretary of Agriculture J. Earl Coke. One of the mam difficulties of any reorganization of this kind i.s that soil conservation Is the new sar-rorl cow of aericullurc. HilRh H. Bennett, first director of the Soil Conservation Service | Riven nnd now retired, did a tremendous job in selling the country on Ihe need for the prevention of erosion the act briefly, the colleges said there was duplication between the two services »nd that they should be consolidated. political machine. Now the PMA j In 19&1 »*• Houston. Dr. Milton -• " the President's broth- as president of the Association of Land Grant Colleges, made a speech in which he advocated greatly increased agricultural research and a iRrger role for the land grant colleges. Secretary Benson issued a pamphlet in which he urged more research and education through the land grant colleges SIR the solution to many farm, problems. Then he announced his re- committees have been reorganized [ Eisenhower. nnd (he Democrats are reversing "" ' the charge. Finally there is the old - line Extension Service, which works in connection with the states, the land Benson denies it. but his re - ', collnEPKi ann " the'American 'and grant, collcgi organisation does put, he up- ^ ^^ pnfler!ltlon . This snt . Last, summer up runs tho county - npent system, with over 12.000 employes, already on the state pnyrolls. It IK now admitted that the Extension Service may have been slow In taking up soil conservation promotion. It has a good alibi in that this it was given no money for work by Congress and the terracing, contour plowing, building retaining 1 dams, farm ponds nnd other now generally !adopted conservation work. Heforc any soil conservation work could be done, the farmers in a 1 they are said to work in harmony. stages. So the job went to th<; Soil Conservation Service when it was special mission through the New Deal, Soil conservation work and general farm management are so closely related it's difficult to tell where one begins and the ot-her leaves off. What has developed Is two sets of experts givinpr guidance to farmers. In states like Kansas Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service The person of any Christian pro- problem in which he can*ftnd little tentions would be dull and hopeless satisfaction- In my own life I have indeed if he were not deeply trou- felt strongly the inclination toward bled v/Hh the contrast between the peaceful mission, ilnd 11103- of Jesus ami (lie condition of organization plan which abolished the regional offices of the Soil Conservation Service. Out of all these more or less unrelated actions, a story has been widely circulated that Secretary Benson wanted to turn soil conservation over to the land grant colleges. It has been further reported that the Extension Service directors held a meeting at which it was voted they should take over soil conservation work. Both of these stories are off if , returned the deuce of spades. West put up the queen, and dummy won with the ace. South decided to go after the diamonds by leading a low card from the dummy. East ducked, nnd West won with the ten. West then led a spade to East's ten nnd got a heart return through declarer. After winning this heart trick. West led another spade to East's eight, and got another heart through South. Upon winning the second round of hearts West shrewdly led the queen of diamond?. He. didn't want to give East any trouble with the discarding. There was lots of time to cash the good hearts, for it was clear that East had another heart left. South had already taken one trick with the ace of spades and should have taken dummy's second ace before the mice got at it. But he refused the diamond triilk, hoping that something would happen. Something did. West promptly cashed his two good hearts and dummy was squeezed! Dummy could save only three cards. If one of them was the ace of diamonds, the defenders would take the last three tricks with clubs. If dummy discarded the ace of diamonds, East would 75 In Ago Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Seymore and Mr; nnd Mrs. Ernest Halsell entertained employees of the Blytheville office, of t.he C.I.T. and a few other friends with a duck supper last night at the Rustic Inn. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Williams and sons, Mac .and Dick, will leave Thursday for New Orleans where they will visit until Jan. 3. Miss Marj r Spain Usrey entertained 120 of hrr friends at a formal dancing party at the American Legion Hut last night. ly denied, but they are still being | save the kin £ of diamonds and two what all the 1 C 1 UDS lor Ine ' ast three tricks, J The pena 1 ty of 1100 points spread. And that's shouting: is about. our world. That condition appoars pfrilous with the realization that for the nonrosistance. It is -so easy to accept n principle of individual action, to .say that if all men were taking my attitude there would bo no war, 01 to make ,_, „ . „ „ „ . one's individual protest through first time in human history man j nonresistance. has apparently within his power a But i have never been able to tolM destructive force. indent the attitude of nonresistance. There is, of course, si HI much ( Thc SU ff Cr i nRS and sacrifices of questioning as Io how in\l tms | (nose wno have fought for and dc- threjit of an atomic destruction fcnde d (heir country, as I see it, have been far greater than the inflictions upon nonresistnnts, much ns I deplore the persecuting zeal > JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OS1VALP .TACOIiV Written for NEA Service Joke Has Various Effects on Players Today's hand wns amusing to everybody but North and South. The joke happened to be on them, but it was all their own fault. There was no reason for North's takeout double of one heart. It's all right to shade a takeout double when you have good dlstrlbu- \Vhen wo turn, however, to the discrepancy between this world as MKH.Iv t ,.iiiL.> ,,(-.,.>. L-I, nu.^ v.uiiu ii.-i ns epore e pr it exists and the Gospel of Hun' of professional patriots, whom we call "The prince of! j think nf a^ression and violence Peace all doubt and questioning h „, T th j nk of threatening epi- subsicle into :;ad and tragic realiza- - - — • lion. This is not 11 \vovld of pe demies of disease. Thc gospel of good health, the preparatory meas- ims is nut n worm 01 ponce injures of sanitation, are of the ut- which the Christ, has conquered, most importance. But when an epf- however much He may have con- domic breaks on! one would not niinvA/t s» tu« v,<. n ..t° i i. .. r ^jjjjj. o f meeting jt by a profession n of tho principles of good health. Firm, stern, physical measures the necessary. And the same thinp is true. I think, of that epidemic of warlike aesression. But, unfortunately, that Is not flll the story, Peaceful measures and ( peace In a wnrliko world. tile story. Peaceful measures and Some, whom 7 would call non-re- preparations for defense so easily istanls, rather than pacifists, [m-1 become a matter of vast military in the hearts and soul.s of many believers. Among these sincere believers In the Prince of Peace, however, there is also a great discrepancy in practical attitudes ns they f;ice the touching of Jesus, nnd I IIP problem of peace in a wsirUko \vorUl. si nil true Christians me pacifists ! preparation and the accoutrements even those who engntic in w»r* on I nnd philosophy of the war we so behalf of peace stuamsi violence I greatly deplore. nnd nKKipssion, bflirve in (ho IKCI-| So the dilemma, in n measure. Is al following of the Ma.Mor's coin- -- •• - mmirt to resist, not. evil. Others, ns I have Mii'^f-ird. i ;l ke I!i,e more common jUimuu- ui ? up. porting their povermnenl. 1 pie against altjick, ol mi ngftVPfwoi 1 * with Ji'lctjtuiic measures of proloeiioii., Kilher way. I think hn Clm-iinn unavoidable. But we cnn live in the .spirit of peace, nnd live and hope nnd pr.ny for peace, nnd believe in .™,«, lv ,„ ,.„,,_ the. CnnYl, who hns conqucve.d, but porting their government and pro- who has still much more to con- Many a party hna boon ruined he- rnusr ho wns the lUc o( too inftny,— is (need with a dilemma, unu a i Kllaville <GHJ Sun. NORTH (D) 18 A A98 ¥975 • A 9 -1 2 4K109 WEST EAST 4Q75J' AK1081 »AQ108 V8-I2 »<3 10 » K85 * Q 5 2 4.AJ8 SOUTH *J« VKJ.1 « J763 47643 Neither side vtil. N*rth 'Kut SouUi Wmt P»w P«ss Pass 1 <f Double Redbl. 1 N.T. Double Paw Pass Pass Opening lead—* 3 lion, but It's just asking for trouble to make a lifrhl double when your distribution is the worthless 4-3-3-3. Nobody would blame North for doubling with the same hiph cards if he had fl slnfilelon heart and four cards in each of the other suits, And with that sort of hand pleased the defenders hugely, but North and South were not amused. The Reverend Passmore s.nys that considering that kind words cost nothing, it's surprising how few of them some people utter from day to day. Finish the Phrase Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS I "A in .1 poke" 4 " and alack" 57 "To — mark" DOWN 1 "Keep up the the 5 "He has plenty 2 "The on the 12 Exist 13 Eat 14 City in Pennsylvania 15 "Pro and 16 Indiana ift dime in 20 Smells 21 Anger 22 Rainbow 24 "Emerald 26 Go away, call 27 "A ' sack" 30 Secular 32 "Mortar and 34 "Bless yo'.ir ' heart" 35 Imagine 36- ax a fox" 31 •• I MSC » 3!) 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