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PArJBHX \ BLTTHETTLLE (AKK.; CDUKIER FRIDAY, JULY f, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAIKES, Publisher HARRY A HAINE6, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager fol« National Advertising. Representatives: WaJlact Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October t, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by "mall ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations sinned; what shall I do unto thee, 0 preterrer of men? why hast thou set me at a mark *fatnst thee, M that I am a burden to — Job 7:3«. Confess yourself to Heaven; repent what is past; avoid what is to come; and do not spread ttMi compost on th« weeds, to -make them rank*i. — Shakespeare. A doctor says people with big fists also have' big hearts. That, however, is not why big-heart•4 people make a hit with you. * * * According to a writer, this is becoming a woman's world. Mayb* because of the great r at becoming women. A woman was arrested for refusing to leave a public phone bootfi after two hours. It probably spoiled the description of a new dress. * * * A» explore* thinks it's safer in the jungle Hum in the cHr. Be should lire on a street full •f MMte kids. * * * A public accountant was arrested as a drunk. ••9fes.'..$avorite' fractions must have been fifths. Gutting French-Italian Aid Can Hurt European Defense This country Is planning- to withhold further financial and material aid from France and Italy until they approve the long-delayed European Defense Treaty. Such a bar may be written into the pending .$3.5 billion aid measured by th Eeisenhower administration. This reflects an impatience in Congress and the Administration which is not only understandably but is widely shared by ordinary Americans. France particularly has stirred us to the point of exasperation with its endless dodging of the EDC issue. Furthermore, it is plainly within Am- erica's power to give or hold back aid as it chooses, and we have a perfect right to attach .reasonable conditions to the extension of such assistance. For example, we may fairly ask for assurances that our money will be well spent. Yet the current plan appears to exceed reasonable bounds and to introduce into our relations with two longstanding allies an element of compulsion. The United States would be trying to force Italian and French ratifications of EDC by the threat of financial dininher- itance. Diplomacy by compulsion amounts to a contradiction in terms. There is serious doubt that it is ever effective in any real sense, except where a tremendous difference in power exists between the negotiating countries. Suppose this plan went through and the French and Italians responded by ratifying EDC so they could remain eligible for aid. Everything we know indicates a substantial distaste for EDC in France. Could we therefore expect that kind of cooperation the French would give the project would be much worth having. The chances are great that it would not. An unwilling partner is seldom worth drawing into an enterprise. Compulsion as a device of diplomacy suggests the failure of all other means. But is that really the case? Have we actually exhausted all approaches to the difficult problem of weaving Italy and France into an effective European defense system? A wiser counsel would seem to recommend continued efforts at persuasion. It is still conceivable that in the light of new lessons learned about the Russians at Geneva, the French and Italians may be led to see more clearly the merit in EDC. Furthermore, America and Britain, both non-members of the proposed army, might well undertake earnest discussion of real alternativees to EDC, which m«A* *«w way§ of bringing Ger- armed strength into the Western alliance. It is entirely possible that when set beside such alternatives, EDC might suddenly take on new attraction for France and Italy. Diplomacy is a hard and many times discouraging art. But it is an art none- the less, and as such it can hardly benefit from the use of the rubber hose third degree style. VIEWS OF OTHERS Good Forgetting How are you when it comes to forgetting? Some people are experts, others have a hard time at it. "Forgetting" is an asset, no matter time at it. "For getting" is an asses, no matter what you have heard. "I can't remember has helped many a man escape the chain gang. You just can't get around it when a man sits there with a blank look on his face and says over and over again, "I don't remember." You may be pretty sure he knows every dirty detail, but as long as he holds on to that defense, "I don't remember," "There are three things I can't remember," said such a fellow. "One of them is names, another is faces and the other one is ... is". .. I can't remember WHAT the other one is." Many of us fit into that uncertain class. But, all in all, ''forgetting' is not a bad quality. If you can forget the injury, taie hurt, the affront, which first knocked you sidewise and filled because of it. Why drag it along back of you like you with great anger, you'll be a happier person a great iron ball? It only slows your pace and makes your burden heavier. • If you can forget what you have done for someone else while remembering what some one else has done for you, you'll see life take' on a sheen it would not have had if the situation had been reversed.—Pierce Harris in Atlanta Journal. Bad News For Men What may be good news for the ladies may prove somber information for the men. The other day in Richmond a hair stylist from New York sowed what may be the seeds of much future dissention. In short, he said that the hairpin is on the way out. Victor Vito, coiffure expert, is a ringleader in this plot to rob the American male of his last resort of mechanical ingenuity. How many men when all of their mechanical gadgets, power tools, and wits were exhausted have had the little woman solve their engineering problem by the adept twist of a hairpin? Now this trouble maker from New York proposes to do away with the hairpin at one fell swoop, consigning an entire industry to oblivion, and at the same time depriving the male of one of his favorite butts of humor. The one consolation the beleaguered male has is that if Vito's advice is followed, perhaps women will not have to make as many expensive trips to the hairdresser .The new philosophy is that if a woman's hair is curly, she should wear it curly; if straight, wear it straight. Thus no setting of the hair would be required; just cutting is necessary to achieve the goal of what Vito calls "mobility." What the whole controversy will boil down to among the distaff side, we will prefer not to speculate on. However, it is certain that no matter what action the ladies take to their hair, we will still love 'em as long as they don't shave their heads . . . something incidently. that Vito declared he wouldn't mind, saying, "It's all the same to me." — Portsmouth (Va.) Star. May It Rest In Peace Reports from the capital say government planners intend to oppose any revival of the excess profits tax should war come again to the United States. That makes sense. The evidence never has supported those who advocate this tax as a way of "drafting capital" in wartime tor match the "draft of our young men." What the tax does is put a premium upon corporate spending, for advertising and the like, to prevent the piling up of extra profits. Furthermore, it leads to countless complaints under the inevitable "hardship" clauses. Years after World War II these still were being adjudicated in large numbers. Experts in wartime taxation are convinced more is accomplished by simply raising general corporate taxes and by providing adequately for the "renegotiation" of war contracts — permitting the government to recapture excess gains where contracts are let before costs can be properly estimated. EPT is a political tax idea with little merit. It is dead and ought to stay dead. — Kingsport (Tenn.) News. 50 THEY SAY Should there ever be openly launched an attack that the American people would clearly recognize as a threat to our own security, then the right of self-preservation would demand that we —regardless of any other country-— meet the issue squarely. — Secretary of State Dulles. * # * Our patience for peace must match their (the Communists') patience for world conquest.— Hulan E. Jack, Manhattan borough president. The most effective pitch in baseball today is the change of pace. — Pa,ul Richards, Chicago White Sox manager. * * * It Is not my thought that we will revolutionize the railroad (New York Central) overnight. —Alfred E. Perlman, newly elected New York Central The Good Earth Peter Ed son's Washington Co/i//nn— You Can Be Sure Ike, Churchill Discussed 'Operation Salvage WASHINGTON—f NEA) — That phase of the Eisenhower-Churchill, Dulles - Eden conversations which deals with Southeast Asia might be called "Operation Salvage." How much can be saved froiii the wreckage of the Geneva conference, no one can now predict because of the fall of the Laniel government in France and the totally different' program put forward by new Premier Mendes- France. If the Geneva conference did nothing else, it may have at long last convinced the British — and possibly the Indians—that there is need for united action in Southeast Asia. The British didn't want to talk about that in April when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles first approached them on it. They wanted to wait and see if- some- hing could not be accomplished at Geneva. He foresaw that Geneva could' not succeed. Now they see it. The British may now be fully awake to the need for salvaging Malaya. It is their biggest dollar earner. But what can be done now is far less than could have been done four months ago. The possibility of organizing a first .line of defense based .on Laos, Cambodia and Thailand is doubtful. What can be salvaged through United Nations action in thus area is unknown. How willing: the new French government will be to carry on the fighting in Viet Nam is the most uncertain of all. So what the world faces, now is a fresh start. The full story of past efforts to get united action in Indochina is just now beginning to come out. It was realized at the beginning that any French government which openly advocated American intervention in the war would have been defeated. France therefore never formally asked the U. S. to- join the war as • a full partner. What the French apparently wanted was an option on U. S. aid, to use as a threat and a bargaining point with the Communists. But it is doubtful if the Russians and Red Chinese were ever fooled by, this strategy. For the Communist leaders must have known that if the Indochina war were internationalized, France would never be able to end it on her own terms. Gen. Paul Ely. present French commander-in-chief in Indochina, did want the United States to furnish ships and planes for a one- shot air strike to save Dien Bien Phu. This was in April when General Ely was French chief of staff. His idea was that American planes could be disguised for this cloak-and-dagger operation. President Eisenhower, while never entertaining any idea for a hit-and-run operation such as General Ely proposed to save Dien Bien Phu. was apparently ready at one period to make the United :ates a full partner in the Indo- china war. if France, Britain, Australia and New Zealand joined the action. At the end of March there was a strong feeling on the part of congressional leaders that if the President had asked for approval of making the U. S. a full partner in the war. Congress would have v granted it—provided the other al-' lies went along. There would have been no enthusiasm, of coursel for having the United States forceso going in alone to try to save Maay a,. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis return next month to Atlantic City, the scene of their first night club engagement together eight years'ago. To commemorate the occasion of the two unknowns hitting the star trail, the mayor of Atlantic City will dedicate a bench oh the boardwalk bearing the inscription: "Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Slept Here' Susan Ball continues to surprise her doctors Although her artificial limb is still being made, she expects to use it after a few days' try out for her scenes in U-I's "Chief Crazy Horse." She did a recent TV show using a trainer limb. Yet the amount of support which U. S. military eaders wanted from the forces - of other countries was small. The support wanted from the British was largely moral approval. The support wanted from Australia and New Zealand was largely token air strength to make it look like united action. The British response was not only negative on its own part. British influence was also brought to bear on Australia and New Zealand to keep them out of the united action plan. Also, the French government never gave any indications it, wanted any help from Australia and New Zealand. Five conditions—not yet madfc public—were given to the French as the price, for American aid as a full partner t in the Indochina war. They were never replied to. And so the situation went from bad to worse. Whether anything can be salvaged out of the situation at this late date is most unlikely. Sarah Churchill and her photographer-producer husband, Anthony Beauchamp, will show the tongue- waggers that everything is fine and dandy when they arrive in the U. S. for Sarah's two final Hallmark Playhouse TV shows. The prime minister's daughter will also sign up for next season with Hallmark while she spends a month in Hollywood with Beauchamp. HOLLYWOOD'S sending stars and camera crews around the world for new movies but tele-film budgets .inspire such half-hour dramas as Jan Sterling's latest: "A Trip Around the Block.". . .Peggy Knudsen, who retired in 1949 to become Mrs. Jim Jordan, Jr., is returning to the screen for the first time since becoming the mother of three daughters. Producer Hal Bartlett signed her for "Unclaimed," to be filmed at the California Institution for Men at Chino. Screen Extras Guild officials may or may not like the idea of Cleo Moore playing an extra who sets out to ruin a big director in Hugo Haas' "Turmoil." But Cleo plays the conniving girl with the realism of an Italian movie queen. Lou Costello, without his wife, Bud Abbott or anybody else, wants to sail around the world alone this summer. His pals are puzzled by the Garbo in Lou. What's My Point?" "The Four Girls" — Jane Russell, Connie Hair.es, Beryl Davis and Rhonda Fleming—will cut four more records this month, including "Old Time Religion" and "Jacob's Ladder." Pearl Bailey spent all morninf trying on the glittering costumes that Mary Anne Nyeberg designed for her in "Carmen Jones," then walked out on the set in the fanciest gown of all to announce: ' "All I've got to say is that I've never been this dressed up at f o'clock in the morning except a couple of times when I just stayed out all night." THAT WASN'T a heart attack that Bam Price, Anne Francis' groom, suffered, but a siege of pneumonia that affected the heart muscles and lungs. Anne is still shaky over the three days in which medics could not say whether Price would pull through. . .Fran- chesca de Scaffa goes 'into the courts in July to ask for a California divorce from Bruce Cabot. First there will be legal steps to obtain alimony and child support. Sophie Tucker, Frankie Lain* and Eartha Kitt head the parade of big names booked at the Cal- Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe for the summer season opening June 25. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/iew//< Mrs. Frank Whitworth and Misi Betty Brooks Isaacs are the guests this week of Mrs. Milton Sternberg, who went to Hardy Saturday to spend a month. Dr. and Mrs. Hunter C. «ims were the guests last night of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch when they entertained memebrs of the Tuesday Night Supper Club. Donna Wunderlich is visiting her aunt this week in Kansas City. Faith Domergue and Director Hugo Fregonese, who had domestic spats about his yen to live in Spain and her yen to reside in Italy, will leave Hollywood for Rome, Italy . . ..George Tabori, the. novelist who was once linked with Garbo, is expected to arrive in Hollywood any day for his marriage to Viveca Lindfors. THE TOWN'S buzzing about: "Gone With the Wind" expected to gross $15 million on its fifth time around. . .Mona Freeman visiting Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas . . .The TV industry's prediction that there will be about 900 video broadcasting stations in 1960. . . Ollie Crawford's quip, in TV Guide, about Las Vegas using TV to catch gambling cheats: "It's like a new panel show— Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service There is a verse in the recorded sayings of Jesus to which I believe the Christian world in general has never given the attention and importance it deserves. It is in John 15:8: "Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples." We make much in "words and worship of the idea of gloryfying God. but how seldom and how little is the glory that we .give to God associated with the fat of fruitlessness either in our worship, or in our Christian living. We associate the idea of growth, too, mainly with size, increase and expansion; but the real ultimate test is fruitfulness. A tree with richly spreading branches that bears no fruit, except as something to look at, is relatively worthless. There- are Christians like that (perhaps many of us are like that). We are pleasant L-o lok at, but we live lives that are Largely negative so far as bearing fruit is concerned. What does it mean to bear fruit; as Christians? First, let us consider I the matter of glorifying God. What is the nature of the God whom, Jesus says, is glorified by the bearing of much fruit? It i* a test that challenges much of our worship. The glory assigned to God has much more of the sort of obeisance that might be given to an earthly and demanding emperor, rather than to a spiritual God. who cares little for our plaudits but very much for the quality of our faith and our living. I had an illustration of this some years ago that impressed me and set me thinking. My late mother was visiting us. and we went on Sundays to the Congregational church I attended. My mother was long acustomed to the simple, unadorned worship in the non-Episcopal Methodist church in my Canadian home town. While she said nothing. I could ,<ee that she was not quite happy about, (he morr elaborate sotting,: and the so-called "enriched" wor-j •hip m ttiii church, in which thil service had formerly been as simple as that in the church in which I had grown up. I said, "We'll go to your church next Sunday." So we went, but the setting was even more elaborate than in the Congressional church, and somewhat puzzling to my Methodist mother. (It was before the time of Church Union in Canada.) But what impressed rne was the contrasts. The sermon was an earnest and able presentation of a highly spiritualized, social conception of God, and hymns and scripture were in harmony. But the service otherwise, and in its setting, was far from the idea of glorifying by fruitfulness. The conception of growth in fruitfulness in glorifying God I must leave for some fuller word. As 'regards worship, I am probably somewhat biased by my early religious training, by an inclination toward Puritan simplicity, and by a certain spiritual affinity for the Quakers, wth whom I have never had any actual association. . ! It can do no harm, however, to! think a great deal about worship i and the real glorifying of God. Such ! thinking might put a new spirit, and possibly a. new form, into much of our worship. has balanced distribution and ten points and therefore knows that the combined' count is at least the 26 points usually needed for game. West opens the seven of spades and dummy's nine holds the first trick. How should you proceed from this point, provided that you j cannot see the enemy's cards? | Probably most players would j lead the ace of clubs and then j finesse a club toward West, talcing | the finesse into the nondanger hand. As it happens, however .this line j of play -is not at all safe. West j wins with the queen of clubs, cash- i es the ace of spades, and gives j up a second spade trick. Now de- j clarer has only two spades, two 1 If West passively returns a red card, declarer can then finesse the clubs toward West, in order to develop this suit without allowing East to gain the lead. South has enough tricks in both minor suits combined, provided that the spades are not run against him. If West adopts the active defense of establishing the spades, South can develop the clubs by taking the finesse toward East. This finesse actually succeeds, but South would be safe even if it lost. As soon as East's spades have been exhausted', there is no danger in allowing East to gain the lead., ONE QUESTION we hope our military strategists are pondering is whether, if we intervene in Indochina, we can finish it in time to intervene in Guatemala. — Greenville (8. C.) Piedmont. APPARENTLY both former Vice President Alben W. Barkley and Sen. John Sherman Cooper are still going strong at all the big events in Kentucky, but what counts will be who eats the most cake when they get dcwn to the ice cream suppers. — Lexington Herald. A FARM is a. hunk of land on which, if you get up early enough mornings and work late enough nights, you'll make a fortune — if you strike oil. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Joe Parks says many a man has turned to hard liquor because he couldn't stand th« taste of tea or the price of cof- lee. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for N'EA Service Here's Bidding Worth Studying The bidding of today's hand is simple and classic. South has a "book" opening bid of one no- trump, showing 16 to'18 points, balanced distribution and stoppers 'n at IPSLM, thrpc suits. North properly raises immediately to thre« no-trump, aim* )M WEST NORTH 4k J 10 9 VK63 • J963 4AJ5 EAST 4AQ872 ¥85 453 VQJ942 4Q74 4832 SOUTH ,(D) 4K64 ¥ A 10 7 • AQ5 4 K 1096 North-South vul. South Weal North Eut 1N.T. Pas* 3N.T. Paw Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 1 h,,i. . thre* clubs and one diamond. -South must try the diamond finesse in order to have any play for hi* contract. whereupo*n West takes the king of diamonds and the rest of his spades to defeat the contract. The correct line of play is to finesse the queen of diamonds at the second trick. West wins with the king, of course, but now has a choice of evils. West may either adopt an active defense by clearing the spades, or he may adopt, a passive defense by returning * diamond or' a Mart. 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