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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 9, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW!' FRIDAY, JULY I, 1W4 "^ THE COURIER NXWf CO. H. W. HAINEB, Publisher MARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. 4. FRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Intered as second class matter- at the post- office at Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October *, 1911. Member of The Associated Press . • _ i • i— ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier in the city of Blytaeville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside SO mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations The calamity of Moab is near to come, and hi* affliction hastetfa fast. — Jeremiah 48:1«. ., ;' - ';/;... * # * , K is from the level of calamities, not that of everyday life, that we learn impressive and useful lessons. — Thackeray.' It's getting to be quite a problem for the man who wants to get married to find a gal who will ielp him with the dishes. * * * A simple definition of success: any other woman's husband! * * if In Chicago a waiter was arrested for speed- ..jf. That we'd like to see! * * * According to a writer, the art of conversation fe dying out. Operations are doing their bit toward keeping it going. *•'#••# Come the next political campaigns and we'll learn that all'liars are not golf ers and fishermen. Guatemalan Victory Shows How to Kill Red 'Cancers' The crushing of Communist and pro- Communist .government elements in Guatemala represents a smashing triumph for freedom in the Western Hemisphere. The 12-day revolution which brought ftbout this result was a weird series of . maneuvers in an area of the globe notorious for st-range wars and stranger politics. , For days, the rebel forces led by Col. ; Carlos Castillo Armas seemed to be fighting a shadow action. Information was scanty and outsiders concluded after a while that the revolt probably would collapse. Later it was realized there had been more fighting than could be reported. And when Colonel Castillos small air force swung into fuller action and was unopposed, the war's complexion changed. Important towns fell to the rebels, and they marched toward the capital of Gua- tamala City. Suddenly, the impact of this gathering storm was felt at the palace. The pro-Red regime of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman resigned, and was replaced by a military junta under Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz. Distant observers were skeptical of the move, fearing a trick bv Arbenz. Even the junta's outlawing of the Communist Party failed to convince. Colonel Castillo said the war would go on until the government met rebel demands for the complete crushing of the country's Communist elements. There followed another nalace coup, with another junta headed by tough Col. Elf ego, J. Monzon moving in to re place Colonel Diaz. This time the Reds were really given the axe. The action satisfied rebel leaders. And under the auspicies of the Organization of American States, a cease-fire was arranged. Thus, though the rebels never put a ground force in the capital and never took more than a fair portion of the country, their persistence, their tiny but damaging air force, and the moral backing given anti-Communist elements by the United States produced the dramatic ouster of the Reds and their sympathizers. How much material assistance- how much strategic guidance this country might have given the rebels may not be known for some time. Indications are it was not much. What did count heavily was the pres- sence of American Ambassador John Peurifoy, symbol of the great power to th« north, Quietly but forcefully, lent moral strength to the men who were embold- ered to overturn Arbenz and clean out the Communists. The Communist sore spot In tht Western Hemisphere was rubbed out while it was still small. That is could happen as It did must be set down as a ninot miracle. But 4i4 it tcair, aot it •pelli victory. Happily, we were not afraid to use at least some of our weight quickly and effectively. ' The need for unflagging vigilance close to hame is an obvious lesson from Guatamala. A bigger one may be this: America must use its moral and material power speedily, in the early stages of trouble, if it would really wipe out or check the Communist cancers that arise to infect this globe. In many cases it is too late: but Guatamaia provided instructions for the future. Hazardous Journey Notions on Education "The Truth About Our Public Schools" is the title of a provocative article in current Changing Times, the Kiplinger Magazine, setting at rest some false notions people have about their education system. It is particularly effective in dealing with the widespread changes that today's youngsters are deficient'in reading, writing and arithmetic. The arthur was not content to deny the charges based on rumor and reports. He visited the schools. He talked with teachers and pupils and he made painstaking examinations of methods and results where slackness was reported. A case in point was the charge of a critic that at a certain junior high school, "100 students could neither read nor write." The author made an investigation. The facts' revealed that the 100, out of a student body of 1,400, were below the average reading ability for their ages and grades, and. were getting remedial work. All of them could write. The author has some pertinent advice for par- 'ents who may be worried by reports that the schools are falling down on_.the job. Says he to parents: "Don't brood over these rumors and don't spread them. Keep an open mind: Go right down to the school, and Spend a day.there. See for yourself. Poke around. Ask questions." Good advice that. Take a look at your schools and you'll probably reach the same conclusion as the writer of the article—that public education is the best it has ever been.—The Atlanta Journal. Peter f I/son's Washington Column — Is Vital to New Farm Program Numbering Our Lawmakers About a dozen years ago a bill was introduced in the house of representatives to require all congressman would be assigned a number and that congressman would be aslgned a number and that number would appear on his uniform. The purpose of the number was to enable visitors in the galleries to identify congressmen on the floor. But the proposed measure never received any effective support and soon died and was forgotten. Some congressmen did not want to be branded like a baseball player and convicts. Some did not seem to care whether visitors recognized them or not. So the few eager for a favored spot in the limelight lost a bit of the advertising they so ardrently craved. It is said of a prominent senator in Washing- tin that when the galleries begin to fill up he begins to walk back and forth across the senate chamber. Determined to attract the notice of the visitors he will pause for a moment at the desk of each well-known senator and whisper to him as if giving him important instructions. The moving senator seems to think that every visitor will soon b« asking, ''Who is that important senator?" Maybe they do ask that. Or possibly they are asking, "Who is that lummox?" One never knows.—The Daily Oklahoman. Up-To-Date Votes The list of registered voters ought to be current and up to date. One of the great temptations to political wrongdoing is a list shot through with names of people who have moved away, who have died and been buried a long time, or who have failed to vote for a number of years. This makes the list cumbersome and uncertain; this gives the unscrupulous their opportunity to vote the dead, the absent, or those not likely to show up in person at the polls. In a number of places the names of all who have not voted in the past two years are being removed from the lists. It would seem logical that if the voter doesn't vote, he should not insist that his name be Kept on the list of those who do vote.—Waycross (Ga.) Journal-Herald. By PETER EDSON NEA Washington. Correspondent ! WASHINGTON — (NEA) —Quite a lot of grass-roots politics will be played on American farms from July 1 to Dec. 31 this year, and it will have nothing to do With electing a new Congress. It will be a contest over the election of some 9000 county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committeemen under new rules just laid down by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. These committeemen —. ASC committeemen for short — were j called PMA, or Production and I Marketing Administration committeemen in Democratic days from 1945 through 1952. Benson changed the name when he reorganized his department last year. At that time he took away from the county committeemen all their former daily duties of administering farm quotas and acreage al! lotments, leaving only policy making and program direction. Administration of programs in each county or community was given to an office manager. There are now approximately 3000 of them. They are paid from $2250 to $5000 a year of federal funds. The office managers are hired by, report to and work for the county committees. The criticism of the original Democrat ic administration PMA committees was a charge that they constituted a huge political "hatchet man" machine that reached right down to farm level. During the 1952 presidential campaign, candidate Eisenhower repeatedly promised that if elected, he would get rid of these "agricultural bureaucrats," meaning the PMA committeemen. He promised to return the man- SO THEY SAY Let's say you do have a third world war. Then, when it's over, are you going to have to move in and start rehabilitating the Russians and the Chinese? My God, what a job!—Defense Secretary Wilson. * * * I cannot, for the life of me, see how the Benson farm program can bring further depressed farm prices.—Senator Ellender (D., La.). * # # Some people might call it lucky that I would have been lucky if they (bank auditors) had caught me the first year. —Roland Walker, 13, accused of embezzling $88,000. * * # The history of our great controversies prove to us that when freedom is under attack those who have learned under it will reach new heights and establish new gains in its defense.—Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby. * * * We have a right to suggest our government that It firm up it-s foreign policy, that it firm up its relations with it* allies, and that they meet this threat of communism with strength rather th»,n us a* MI.—George Meanjr, president of the All*. agement of farm problems back to the farmers, and to keep Washington out of it. When Benson installed his system of office managers, the Democrats screamed right back even louder. If their system had had political implications, the Republican system was called even more political. It was said to create 3000 new jobs for deserving Republicans. Here, it was said, was the making of a real political machine, at an additional cost to the taxpayers of about $10 million a year. Actually, the new Benson plan hasn't been more expensive than the old system. Reducing the administrative workload of the county committeemen has saved most of their pay and expenses. Giving the job to an office manager has put trained clerical help in their I place. The net saving is estimated at $787,000 a year at the county level. The system has been freshly complicated, however, by Benson's new rules for the election of committeemen. Instruction manuals soon to be issued show this as the process: • It will start in each community or township. The farmers in each area will elect three township committeemen. There 1 are 86,000 of these community committeemen in the U. S. The chairman of each group will be delegate to a county convention, which will elect by secret ballot the county ASC committeemen. Each county will have an election board to be made up of the county agent, the Farm Home administration agent, the Soil Conservation Service agent and the heads of any recognized county farm organizations—Farm Bureau, Grange or Farmers' Union. This county election board will appoint community election boards of three farmers (other than incumbent committeemen) to a community election board which will supervise the community election. These community election boards may serve as nominating committees if a community election meeting is not used. If the nominating- committee is used it will name a minimum of seven candidates for the county committee. If the community has more than 75 farmers, 10 candidates will be named, and any group of 10 farmers may by petition place the name of any other farmer on the ballot. Ballots are then mailed to voters. The new gimmick in this system is the nominating committee. What it does is place the selection of candidates in the hands of the county agents and the farm organizations. In addition, Benson has ruled that next year no more than one of the committeemen shall have served more than three years. The year after that, no comn*itteeman shall have served more than three years. The effect of these changes would appear to be a neat device for getting rid of the old committeemen who favor nigh price supports. They may be gradually replaced by committeemen favoring the Benson farm policies. In the coming year, under the new crop quotas just announced, the work of these committees will be most important; Benson's hope and belief is that the new system will minimize national politics in running the county ASC program. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Television has a problem electronic engineers have overlooked, and home viewers are wailing that it's worse than fuzzy reception, used oar salesmen and panel show*. A reader watts: "Have you ever watched a movie on TV for an hour and 20 minutes and then missed the ending because of a telephone call? Or been caught answering the doorbell just as your favorite private eye revealed the killer in a 30- minute whodunitb It's driving me crazy.'' I can't say it's driving me crazy, but* I've been considering the problem. Don't take an axe to the doorbell or the telephone until you hear -from me, because I'm working on Johnson's Interruption Free TV Viewing Service. Signs for front doors reading, "No Admittance — Temporarily Watching TV" would be comparatively simple. But a telephone interception service, with the operator saying. "Sorry, but the person you are calling requests you call back in 20 minutes," may be more complicated. Maybe we'll just have to chop up the TV sets and get back to normal. FOR THE FIRST time since I can remember, Bob Hope is on the pan. The latest is a sizzling barbecue of Robert in a TV Guide editorial, which says ' viewers are enjoying a summer vacation from him. The magazine labels his TV shows as "embarrassing, vulgar, crude and in bad taste." I can't agree on all counts, but I'll go along with "embarrassing." The scripts have been bad and the jokes unfunny. Where there's Hope, there should be faith in his writers. Something better happen next season or they'll all be on charity. "LIFE WITH FATHER" switches to film in the fall, along with "My Friend Irma." Five of Jimmy Durante's 20 shows next season also will'be on celluloid. . . .Bette Davis has green lighted her agent that she's ready for an occasional TV drama. . -Zippy Sheree North heads the Summer Comedy Hour on NBC July 11. There's a pretty cute explanation for the increased use of animated characters in TV commercials. Just another way otelimi- nate people. Cartoon characters don't ask additional payments for reuse. Walt Disney learned that a long time ago. Also, Disney- learned that if you get mad at a character, you can just tear him up. Disney's big ABC-TV show, by Sunday School Lesson— Written for N!A Service Though I once read much of its literature, I was never deeply impressed with the cult of Anglo-Israel, Which has had many enthusiastic followers. Though I think the evidence is unconvincing, it would be rather pleasant to believe that the tragic downfall of a Kingdom of Israel, eight centuries before Christ, and the dispersion of its people, with the kingdom never to be re-established, had its issue in the far-off west in the rise of the vigorous Anglo-Saxons. • A friend, who was once engaged in extensive archeological excavations in Egypt, told me once that he' found in Ireland articles that must have come there from the ancient east. (The migration of peoples in the ages when transportation was slow are almost beyond belief.) But there is still the question: Where did the "lost Ten Tribes" of Israel go, if the Anglo-Israelites have not the answer? One thing is certain: Stark and terrible tragedy wiped out a kingdom that had been established in opportunity and hope. In 722 B. C., Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, conquered Samaria after a three-year siege, dispersed its people, and established his own people in their place. Yet it was in revolt against oppression that the Kingdom of Israel, of the Ten Tribes, had arisen. The oppression was partly that of King Solomon, though the rebellion did not break out until after Solomon's death, v/hen Rehoboam, Solomon's son, cam- to the throne of a then united Israel. Rehoboam, as is well known, promised the pconle only heavier burdens. "My fr er chastised you with whips; I'll chastise you with •ost pious." i Down in Egypt there was a man called Jeroboam, who formerly had rebelled unsuccessfully against Solomon, and then fled for his life. Now he returned and led a successful revolt of the Ten Tribes against Rehoboam, while two other tribes remained in the Southern Kingdom of Judah. What an opportunity Jeroboam had! But he was no more successful in power than he had been in his original revlot, and in his moral downfall he was succeeded by corrupt and evil kings, among them the notorious Ahab, with his wicked Jezebel. The Northern Kingdom lasted for a scant two hundred years, and 136 years later the Southern Kingdom fell, and its people were carried off in exile to Babylon. The glorious return from that exile is described in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Why should one read, or dwell upon, the story? Because the Biblical story is full of instruction and warning. It is the story of what happens when oppression and in* justice prevail, and people turn from wholesome living and the call of God to corrupt and evil ways. And. in glory and tragedy, the story of Israel goes on. Even today the mills of God are 'grinding among the nations, with invitation and yearning, but with the discipline of judgment. ONE CITIZEN at Columbus, Ohio, cast his vote for Liberace, the television pianist, as the Democratic nominee for justice of the state supreme court. And still men have fought and died to win the right to cast a free ballot. — Arkansas QtiMM, defeat the slam. Poor Hard-Luck Joe. He had suc- cessfuly taken a finesse, and still he had lost his slam. Strangely enough, he would have made his slam contract if he hadn't tried the finesse at all. South should win the first trick, with the ace of diamonds and lead out the ace; king and jack of hearts, of course, but cannot de- hearts,.of course, but cannot defeat the contract. If East returns a diamond, dummy wins with the king, and South ruffs a diamond in order to return to his hand. Since West's honors all drop, dummy's nine of diamonds becomes established. South has only to draw the last trump and get to dummy with the king of spades to cash the nine of diamonds. If East returns anything but a diamond, South can draw trumps, cash three top spades, and ruff a j spade, thus establishing dummy's list spade. He can get back to 1 dummy with the king of diamonds [to cash the last spade and make i his slam in this way. the way, probably will be placed opposite Arthur Godfrey on Wednesday nights. To the tune of "Goodnight, Irene," we will now all sing, "Goodnight, Arthur." LUX VIDEO THEATEE switches to NBC and one hour TVersions of movies on Aug. 26. "To> Each His Own," starring Dorothy McGuire kicks off the new format and network. Aside to Tony Martin: Better watch your TVaistline. It's bulging on my screen. There were dire predictions last September, but "I Love Lucy" again was the most viewed TV program of the 1953-54 season, according to the American Research. Bureau's national audience report for the past eight months. As many as 50,840,000 persons watched some of the shows. The others in the season's Big Ten: Dragnet, You Bet Your Life, Talent Scouts, Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Life of Riley, Godfrey and Friends, Our Miss Brooks and Toast of the Town. Eddie Cantor is at the Mayo Clinic for his annual checkup before facing the cameras for his next season's filmed shows. . .Eddie Fisher nixed a TV disk jockey offer,' Video boner of the year: John Daly telling Doris Day on "What's My Line" that he enjoyed a picture which she hasn't yet made. The "Loretta Young Show" has jumped from 55th to 10th place in the Nielsen audience ratings. ~ 75 Years Ago In 0/yt/ievi//*— Members of the Ladies Bible Class of the First Methodist Church were entertained at a party last night by their teacher, Frank C. Douglas, and Mrs. Douglas. Mrs. W. J. Pollard and Miss Ruth Butt have gone to St. Louis to spend several days. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shelton and children, Jane and Joy, have gone to Oregon to visit relatives for several weeks. VACATION TIME now lifts its lures with bright brochures entrancing—of seaside basks or mountain breeze, and frantic debt financing.—St. LouJs Globe-Democrat. THE FELLOW who used to think up those weird names for Pullman sleeping cars didn't die or fade away. He's busy today coining new words with "matic" to fit all these new appliance and auto gadgets.—New Orleans States. YOU CAN TELL when a man is the boss of his home The family is careful to break their decisions to him gently.—Ellavilie (Ga.) Sun. L/TTLI LIZ— Is ft just o coincfdence that the person who always has advice to give away seldom has much else? t Joe Really Gets Into Odd Position By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me," said Hard-Luck Joe. "I have actually won a finesse." The situation was stranger than Radio Actress Answer to Previous Puzile wm NORTH f 4K8752 ¥5 • K953 EAST 4J1094 *8742 4QJ10 *K107fl535 + S . SOUTH (D) 4AQS VAKJ109I *AJ North-South vul. •*��*», West Nertk last 2V Put 14 Pass 3V Pass SN.T. Pass IV Psss Pass Pass Opening lod—f- Q Joe realized. He had won the opening diamond lead with dummy's king and immediately had flneMed the jack of hearti successful?. South continued by taking the ace and king of hearts, discard* ing clubs from the dummy. He then gave last the queen of hearts. East returned a club, and Jo« put up the ace. He eventually got around to trying out the spades, and he then discovered that the ACROSS 1 Radio actress, — Chapmon * 7 She has appeared in a — series 13 Profits 14 Muse of astronomy 15 Man's name 16 Horizontal support (arch.) 6 Hirelings 7 Selected 8 Boundary (comb, form) 9 Male 10 Grafted (her.) 11 Expired 12 Old Eli 19 Summer (Fr.) 21 Pesters 22 Printing mistakes S3 Being borne V«ii,ii./ _ - — 17 Abstract beingf* Shops 31 Observes 37 Happenings 38 Clamp 41 Subtler 46 Peruvian Indian 47 Hawaiian precipice 18 Lamprey 20 Dutch city 21 Bed canopies 25 Antic 28 Redactors 32 Close (poet) 33 Recipient 34 Vice 16 Goddess of peace 25 Caverns (ab.) 42 Norse explorer48 Winter vehicle) 26 Afresh 43 City in Nevada 50 Roman bronz« 27 Father (Fr.) 44 Unsorted 51 Interest (ab.) 29 Individuals wheaten meal 53 Compass point 30 Leas* (India) 54 Knock to the taste $9 Birds' homes 40 Unexpended sums of money 41 Age 45 Roof ftniat 46Pages (ab.) 49 Keep tt Breakfast food SS Earnest W Make possible •7 Ocean shores II Paid back DOWN 1 Window f last 2 Inglish riyer 3 Sailors (coll.) 4 Diminutive of Timothy I Note in

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