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PACK FOUR <ARK.) COURIER JANUARY *. I9t» THE BLYTHEVll-LE COURIER NEWS me commit NEWS co • W HA1NIB Pubiuiwr MAJUtY * HAINE8. AMlittnt Publish*? A. A ilUDIUCOON. Bdltor FACT. P. KUMAR tdttrtUUH alanaitT •tit mttoul *dmt«n« lUprwenUUTea: Wallace WttMt 00. M«w Tort. CbJcago. Oetiolt. __ --- 1 elut m»tt«r »t U>« po*- •Me* rt KrtMTUto. Arkuuu, under act o( Conilia. October « lilt. __ Mnrtor ol Th« AaaocUtod Prea» RATM: anMr to Itw dtj of BiytnerlU* or any town when carrier ierTice It maintained, tH ptr m*k By null, within i radius at M miles. «S.OO per XV, lUt for six month; 11.35 tor three months: br mtil outside M mlk son*. «13JO per lot ptrtble In advance Meditations Barbs Everything Is so costly these days that a two- dollar bill has ceased to be bad luck. * * * Ili easy to get by traffic lights and railroad eraeilngi on yoar good looks! » * * There a always one drawback for the fellow In a budding love affair. The blooming expense. * * * An Ohio family of four all had measlei at the same time—and they all saw spots before their eyea. * * * We wonder why. co many people pay for a doctors advice—and then don't take it. Japs Must Court Ex-Foes To Build Up Commerce From Tokyo comes a report that the Japanese will try iri 1954 to repair the bad. relations they now hace with several of their Asiatic neighbors; If true, the news is good. The Japs are said to be contemplating negotiations with the Philippines, Indonesia »nd Burma, all countries which their armed forces overran in World War II. These talks would inevitably embrace the topic of Japanese reparations for war damage inflicted. Up to now the Japanese government has been unwilling to discuss this touchy subject in terms big enough to satisfy the still embittered peoples of these neighbor nations But evidently a new attitude is developing. Since the big war ended, Japan has been sustained economically by outright American aid and the heavy expenditures incident to prosecution of the Korean conflict is-over and seems unlikely to be resumed. At the same time, the Japanese population has continued to mount at a swift pace. The increase can only be fed through greater imports or by taxing Japans' limited area of cultivable land more severely. If imports are to be the answer, then Japan must sell more goods abroad to pay for them, and this in turn means further imports of individual raw materials. So any good sound economic future for a growing Japan must be defined in terms of enlarging trade. .. The United States and other Western Powers appear unwilling to absorb much additional Japanese output. They do not want Japan to deal in volume with Communist China. Consequently, the nations of Southeast Asia offer the only reasonable trading ground. This possible economic tie-up between industrial Japan and undeveloped Southeast Asia has long been viewed by experts as a natural. But the inherent hostility from World War II has stood as a practical barrier to its realization. Initiative for improved relations necessarily had to come from Japan. It could not be forced by the West. In fact, so long as America was pouring dollars into the Japanese islands, the effect was to reduce pressure upon Japan to patch things up with its Asian neighbors. Now, however, the heat is on. The whole free world must wish at thisjunc- ture that Japan is indeed serious in seeking fresh understanding with its wartime victims. For a solid trade equation between this progressive industrial nation and its raw-material-producing •Mociatea in Asia, would introduce into the orient« powerful factor for stability •ad brae* for p«M«. Htwbttt bribe badness of the amb»M*<i°r« of the prince e* Babylon, wha sent unto him to en- ivlre «f the wonder that was done In the land, CM left him, to try him, that he might know all that WM IB hta heart.—II Chron. 12-31. "' »• * * There will be no Christian but will have a Gethsemane; but every praying Christian will find that there Is no Gethseraain without its angel!— T. Blnney. Sauce for the Goose- some Washington observers say the Democrats are very angry at Republican attacks upon the Truman administration. Admittedly, some pretty harsh .things have been said, especially by Gov. ernor Dewcy of New York. Democrats are reportedly incensed, too, ,that FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover Should have testified "for" the Republi. cans in the Harry Dexter White spy case. But here they are on soft ground. They argue that Hoover traditionally has remained aloof from political squabbles and should have done so this time. Yet the supportable evidence is that the Democrats themselves projected Hoover into the White case. Former President Truman implied, and other Democrats privately said in so many words, that Hoover had approved Mr. Truman's course in keeping White in government despite suspicions against him. For Hoover to have kept silent would have been to give credence to this version. But it did not represent the truth of his attitude. So he felt compelled to speak out to have the record show that he did not— as Democrats said—endorse Mr. Truman's retention of White. The Democratic view suggests they think it fine for them to inject the FBI into politics—but wrong for anyone else. Is this quite reasonable? Views of Others Politics'Raw' Those of us who are afraid (and we confess to occasional qualms) that the current acrimonious debate, charges and counter-charges about coddling Reds and countenancing spies will wreck the country and destroy our faith in each other, should read a little history ocasslonally. We admit that McCarthylsm' and Trumanism are both pretty bad and either one or both, taken literally and unopposed, could, and have, wrought serious damage. But the United States has survived other political crisis just as bad, If not worse. What has been going on lately is mild compared with the debate in Congress over Impeachment proceedings against Andrew Jackson. And the charges and counter-charges hurled back and forth in the debate in and among the states over ratification of the Constitution, especially without Inclusion of the Bill of Rights, was rougher than rough. And there were tnose who said things about, Geargc Washington back then that would have entitled him to no end of "equal time" on radio and TV, If they had cxsisted and If Washington had chosen, as did Truman and McCarthy, to answer criticism. And, incidentally, critics said of Washington that he was a pretty good general, but didn't have what it takes to be President, The point is that Americans take their politics raw. They have from - the beginning.j-Green- ville (S. C.) PledmonfC:" To I king Turkey To Ike The Associated Press tells us that President Elsenhower wants to be a turkey farmer. He so Informed Secretary of Agriculture Benson during a visit to Mi-. Benson's department. Very ivell. But from personal experience we wish to warn Mr. Eisenhower that his present troubles as President of the United States will seem small when he goes into the turkey business. If the President thinks Congress is unruly, let him try to manage a flock of turkeys. Some fine nigh't the cat will run under the turkey roost and for the rest of that night and into the next day Mr. Eisenhower and his entire farm staff will be picking up turkeys all over the township. Also Mr. Eisenhower at least docs not have to Feed Congress, He will have to feed turkeys and from mid-September until Thanksgiving he will be under the Impression that the trucks hauling feed are holding a parade in his driveway. When—and if— he finally raises the turkeys, the price will drop. If he holds them, the price will stay down. But if he sells them, the price will go up again. A man who will run for president may be suspected of looking for trouble. A man who will start to raise turkeys after being president is just an trouble hunter.—Wall Street Journal. SO THEY SAY I will get on the scale and be weighed. But It Is unlikely that I will be given my weight in platinum, for certain states, less rich than others have not been able to furnish their share of the platinum.—Aga Khan, on his sixty-seventh birthday. * * * Peace will reign only when the power mad aggressiveness of communism is utterly destroyed. —Sygman Rhee. The President Is acting In good faith In calling them (Democrats) in to talk It (the administration program) over.—Senator Ferguson (R., Mich.). * • » I have repeatedly said we have no desire for what is called » position of leadership in Asia or anywhtn alM.—Indian premier Nthru. May We Hopefully Suggest Peter Edson't Washington Column — Government Aid Fails to Cover All Losses During 1953 Drought Peter Edson WASHINGTON—CNEA) — The great drought of 1953 is over will rains or snows in most areas, bu 1U effects are far from gone. The hazard is tha feed shortages still exist Jn the stricken e tales and will continue till -1954 crops are in. Nobody has made any estimates of total losses from the year's dry The Federal government has poured between $200 million and $250 million into various relief projects, but this docs not begin to cover farmers' losses through sacrifice sales of livestock. The final count shows 691 U. S. counties in 18 states and Hawaii certified as drought-disaster areas for feed-relief programs. This rep- presents about a fourth of the U. S. counties. It accounts for about three fourths of the disaster relief that had to be given during the year to carry farmers over such acts of God as the floods in Florida, local storms and tornadoes in other states. Fortunately, the drought did not hit the grain-producing areas of the northern plains states. Some cotton lands In west Texas were dried up. But by far the greater part of the drought damage was recorded in pasture areas. Nevadas winter grazing areas were hit hard. Southern Missouri was probably damaged the most, | With normal weather this winter, I Department of Agriculture and state farm officials have every expectation that the drought-struck areas will come back next year. If there Is not good snow and rain- fall, It may take some time for sub-soil water levels to be restored. But this is a continuing national farm problem due to overuse of the land and overdrainage. Areas which had been given extensive soil conservation treatments showed greater resistance to the drought than .areas where no work had been done to prevent excessive water runoff. The drought proved out the benefits of ood soil conservation practices as an investment. The improved pastures of Kentucky and Tennessee showed far less drought damage than the unimproved areas of Texas, for example. There was little wind erosion in this drought, however, and no new dust bowls were created as in the 193Q's . In bringing relief to the 1953 drought-stricken farmers, half a dozen government programs were nil to work. They included three loan programs under which $95 million of Federal funds were advanced. The government expects ,o get all of this money back. Over 5500 straight disaster loans were made to farmers during the year, for a total of $8.7 million. These loans were made under permanent legislation and they included loans to cover storm damages n 14 states not in the drought area. Regular Farmers' Home Admin- stration operating loans were also made for a total of nearly $56 mil- ion. These loans, were given for | eed purchases by farmers whose perations were considered on a • sound financial basis. For livestock raisers, Congress supplemented these loans by a special authorization to help them carry over their foundation herds. None of this money could be used ifor feed. But 2100 livestock men took advantage of this program to borrow nearly $22 million. Another S50 million in drought relief went for an emergency-feed program in which surpluses of cottonseed meal corn, wheat and oats were sold at bargain rates. County Drought Emergency committees approved the shipments of over 1,270,000 tons of feed I to hard-hit farmers. All of the gov- icrnment's surplus cottonseed meal ' and all of its oats were disposed of in this program. Farmers are nw being ffered corn and wheat mixes. Remaining grain surpluses are good insurance, in case of another drought next year. The government pa id out $19 million in freight costs on these shipments. The other $31 million went to the Commodity Credit Corporation to pay for its losses. Railroads have been cooperating on this program by giving a 50 per cent cut on rates for feed shipments into disaster areas, but the last of these reduced tariffs were .scheduled to expire Dec. 31. The federal government has been paying half of the freight costs up to S10 a ton. This double reduction has given farmers emergency feed at one fourth of normal' transportation costs. The drought states have made other contributions for feed and transportation on varying scales. To help livestock men dispose of their herds in the drought states, the Federal government has purchased nearly 250 million pounds of low-grade beef. This is the equivalent of 865,000 head of cattle. About $84 million of this beef has gone into U. S. school-lunch programs, and nearly $10 million into foreign relief. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(MCA) — Tele- vlilon illejr to Ulklnr about Movie Director Klnc Vldor'a prediction about the brlfbt boys belnc developed by tolevtelon: "I believe that TV will develop personalities who will mtke the art of television dr«mt (tend out M D. W. OrKflth, Thomu Inee, Mary PlcUord »nd other giants m»de motion picturee stand out In the beginning. They made people go to the movie* because they left their artistic Imprint on their plcturei." A TV rating company's Tueeday night telephone call to the home ot Oroucho Man, who told them he was listening to Oroucho Marx. "But you're not on Tuesday," a pal said when Oroucho told him about It. "I knew," nM Gnwche, "I lost want to a«e If I ea* get • Tmday •Ifht nttag, IM." David Hopkins, son of the late Harry Hopkins, joins CBS as di rector of sales for the TV set manufacturing division. Ruth Roman's turned down several telefilm offers. She says she'll stick to theater film*. Anne Jeffreys, so sedate In flickers, taking the Lucille Ball baggy- pants comedienne route in an upcoming "Topper" film. She does imitations of Napoleon, Tallulah Bankhead and Abe Lincoln. Newcomer William Campbell's eyeopener for new talent on the stairway to stardom. Campbell spent two years under contract to MQM as an actor and tells it: "I was supposed to be getting and played opposite Loretta Young ;y good roles. Then I checked out :he big build-up. I had some pret- n one of her TV films and for the 'irst time people knew my name." Result: The third-officer role in •The High and the Mighty." Comedy Tops In *5» Comedy-variety shows led the jopularity parade during 1953. Drama and mystery, scored second best, with comedy situation shows in third place. Runners-lip: Boxing, football and basketball. Vivian Vance, she plays Lucille Ball's pal on "Lucy, tells, about ment store to buy an evening gown foing to a Beverly Hills depart- o'r her TV character. She selected an inexpensive one and explained t was for. television. Handing Vivan the package, the store clerk, bviously not a TV fan, said: "I hope you get the Job, Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service The supreme theme of the Gospel of John is the divinity ot Jesus, as set forth in the prologue of the Gospel in John 1:1-14. But the Gospel of John In many Incidents and phases emphasizes the humanity of Jesus as well. Jesus Himself stressed this. In contrast with John the Baptist, whom he declared to be the greatest of men born of woman, but who came neither eating nor drinking (Matthew 11:18, 19), Jesus described Himself as both eating and drinking, a normal human being who hungered and thirsted, became weary and slept. The divinity of Jesus was not the denial of His humanity, but was the Incarnation, divinity being revealed in and through His human life. The story of the marriage in Cannot Galilee (John 2:1-11) is an incident In the blending of human- its and divine power. While some will concentrate attention upon the miracle, others will find the chief Interest in the fact that Jesus was there. The miracle of the changing of the water Into wine takes its place among all the miracles, which If they could be explained would not be miracles at nil. But the fact that Jesus was there ns a guest, with His disciples, stands out with bold significance. One could hardly have imagined John the Baptist present at such a time or place. And if he had been there, It would probably have been tr> preach a sermon of warning and doom. Jesus could express stern rebuke against the evil that He observed, as anyone who reads Matthew 23 can sec, but at that wedding (east H, was evidently a guest in the spirit of the occasion. There »r« other incidents that reveal Him in His true humanity, friendly and unconventional, as in the meeting with the Samaritan woman (John 4). We must see Jesus in all the manifold aspects of that amazing earthly life if we would know and understand Him and follow His example in the earnestness of one who said, "I must be about My Father's business." We must understand the exacting nature of taking up the cross and following Him, but we must never lose the human touch, the gentleness of the Master who blessed little children and rejoiced with those who rejoiced, wept with those who wept. To know Jesus In all the richness and beauty of His life, to be In any degree like Him, to share in any measure His mission and purpose and to know the meaning of t!" Gospel — surely this Is the greatest venture and achievement that life can command. It ought to be, for it is the gift of God to men. "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. that whosoever believeth In Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ED PAGE FILLERS SlpewD E h THE ADMINISTRATION'S new Weather Control, Advisory Group will have no trouble getting witnesses to talk — Memphis Press- Scimitar. CALIFORNIA is trying to collect from the United State government more than J7 million it claims Is due on a debt growing out of Its effort to aid the Union cause during the Wnr Between the Stales. Hasn't Uncle Sam paid cash for any of his wars?—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD IACOBT Written for NBA Service 'Vital Trick*' Will Aid Your Game I was very pleased recently to find that our English cousins have brought out a new edition of "Vital Tricks" by the great, Boston expert. Prank Perkins. This little collection of 52 Instructive hands was published in this country about fifteen years ago and was promptly WEST 4105 NORTH 4K74 VK92 4975 + QJ6.1 EAST 4-T83 »AKQI03 *8«2 4K982 41054 SOUTH (D) 4 AQ962 »A853 4> J4 *A7 Both sides vul. We* North 2* 24 Pass Pass South 14 44 Opening lead—4 K Caat Pasi Pass snapped up by enthusiastic players. Now B new generation of enthusiasts will have the chance to get their own copies of this collector's Item. In today's hand, taken from "Vital Tricks," West leads the king ol diamonds and continues the milt until South ruffs the third round. How should South then continue In order to make his contract. South should expect to find UM ing of clubs. South has no further rouble. Declarer can draw trumps nd get ^ to dummy with the king f hearts eventually to discard los- ng hearts on the Queen and jack f clubs. West can prevent this by refusing to take the king of clubs. This limits South to two club tricks. Now, however. South has no club loser. He can make his contract if he can limit the loss in hearts to one trick. This can be done if each opponent has three hearts, but South should not rely on such good luck. The correct play is to concede a low heart to the enemy at once. South can win any return, draw two rounds of trumps with the king and ace, and then take the king and ace of hearts. South is well aware of the fact that One trump is still out, but it is quite safe to cash the hearts if each opponent has three hearts. As It happens, the hearts are 4-2 but the long hearts are In the tame hand as the long trump. Eajst must follow suit on the second and third round of hearts. South next ruffs his last heart with dummy's last trump, and East must again follow suit. There is no further problem. Machine Now Can Translate Languages NEW YQRK I* — A new mechanical translator may ultimately hurdle the language barrier in the twinkling ot an electronic eye. Introduced publicly tor the first time yesterday by the International Business Machines Corp., the ,12-machine collective "brain" has a vocabulary of 2M words. But with improvements to come, the device oould run the gamut of all language dictionaries. Give the "brain" a sentence i . . lights flash, there is a subdued clinking and clanking, and In 10 seconds you've got the translation. In addition to its language work, the machines take seconds to do equation which might take years of mental calculation. The "literary" part of the system is credited mostly to Dr. Leon .Dostert, chairman of Georgetown University's Institute of Languages and Linguis-' tics, and Dr. Cuthbert C. Hurd, director of IBM's applied science division. "Easily," said the scientist. "Adam and Eve had no clothes and no house. The only thing they had to eat was apples. And they thought they were In paradise. They must have been Russians!" — Carlsbad (N. M.) 1 Current-Argus. 75 Ytart Ago In Mr. and Mrs. Everett B. Gee and son, E. B., Jr., have returned from Cape Giradreau where they have been visiting Mrs. Ben Vineyard and family for several days. Mr. and Mrs. James Terry have returned from . New Orleans, Gulfport, and Biloxi, where they have spent the past ten days. Before her recent marriage, Mrs. Terry was Miss Mary Prances Guerin. B. S. Simmons and C. L. Nabers left yesterday for points In Texas and Mexico where they plan to spend about ten days. LITTLE LIZ— Television keeps people ot home—at least till it's cold for. They used to say nothing wa« certain except death and taxes, but now it's apparently death, taxes arid the H-bomb and maybe all of them together. 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