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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THJD COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban 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 mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Hit confidence shall be rooted out of hit tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors. — Job 18:14. He who does not respect confidence, will never find happiness in his path. The belief in virtue vanishes from his heart, the source of. nobler actions becomes extinct in him. — Auffenberg. Barbs One _ hundred million dollars a year is spent on music lessons in the U. S—much to the disgust of a lot of youngsters * * * Lot of young: men who drive with one arm run right into a wedding ceremony. * * # A restaurant owner in Indiana has used the same old-fashioned razor for 20 years. You'd think slicing meat for sandwiches would dull it. * * * One main trouble with the popualr installment plan is that it makes months seem shorter and years seem longer. Blame for Indochina Indochina has been partitioned in a fashion favorable to the Communists and the standard American game of assigning blame has begun in earnest. This is a game our politicians dearly love to play, but not one that may play with any real sense of responsibility for truth. In some cases they are grossly inaccurate, as measured against checkable facts. In others, they make convenient assumptions where the facts either can't be fully ascertained or seem to be conflicting. In a relative few, they put the blame where it belongs. Their eagerness to.fix blame, usually on the opposite political party, is-understandable enough. But where is this effort is pursued irresponsibly, it is no service to the American people, even though politicians may imagine it is a service" to them at the polls. Somewhere in all the vast complexity of today's affairs there ought to be a place for the simple truth. Not too many seem to worry about it. Most go blithely about distributing their own versions of events free of charge, without the necessary critical regard for actualities. It's about time to call a halt to this reckless writing of history ''off the cuff" The story of China's fall to communism is now so muddled by wild political distortions that the average citizen is hopelessly lost in trying to gauge what happened. We should not have a repetition of this on Indochina. Though professors as such are automatically suspect in the eyes of some politicians, there must be some historians in this country who command fairly broad respects in all political quarters. These scholars ought to be commissioned now to give us the fullest, truest story presently ascertained on events in Indochina. A panel of experts on the Far East could be chosen by the organization of American historians, with due regard to the need for the most important and most dispassionate approach. They could undertake the study as judges tackle any social issue of grave importance. That does not mean their report would be accepted as would a judge's verdict. You could never hope to convince political extremists with a mere recital of facts. They are largely imprevious. to facts. Indeed, they make a specialty of ignoring them. But it would b« like a fresh breeze to have so sober *nd responsible an effort made to find and tell the real truth in t critical area of foreign affairs. And ask any doctor: fresh air ic good for peoplt. New Era in Rail road ing The nation's major railroad* currently run an annual deficit or around $700 on their passenger business. There's really nothing sensationally new about this. Except in wartime, passenger traffic always has been a problem for the railroads. But now* it looks as if they 'might be ready at least to do something bold about'it. A striking train called the Talgo, which has been in service in Spain for some time, has recently been tested by a busy eastern line. Orders have been placed by this road and .another, and a number of other big carriers are keenly interested. The features of the Talgo are high speed, light weight, low original cost and maintenance. No conventional train can touch it on these counts. The speed of the lightweight train is the magnet for passengers. What makes it so appealing to the harassed railroaders is its cost. Being of lighter metals and lighter construction, its original price is far below that of the 'existing trains in America. Its weight means fabulously lower fuel consumption for the locomotive power. Other operating costs likewise would be smaller. And, once more, the light weight reduces the wear and tear on the rails and thus saves on right-of- way maintenance. The Talgo, of course, is not the only lightweight train in the world. The new board chairman of New York Cnetral, Robert R. Young, has talked a good deal about the experimental 'Train X", which evidently has strong parallels with the Talgo. Many modifications of the general idea are possible. Somebody spoke the other day about a train of Fiberglas, with a shell which could be modeled in a •single piece, thus doing away with riveting and welding. The important thing is that the roads are really serious in tackling their passenger problem imaginatively. If they carry through, a new era in railroading may follow. Certainly the lines deserve every encouragement. Their financial soundness is tightly bound up with the economic health an^i the security of the country. VIEWS OF OTHERS Build Your Own If you're planning an airplane hangar at the bottom of your garden and a swimming pool at the top—that's all right. But don't try to get an FHA loan for either one. Or for 24 other items. As incredible as it may seem, government-insured loans have been available for these household "luxury" items. Also for barbecue pits, tennis courts, penthouses, drumawiters and bath houses. Also for kennels, television antennae, lawn sprinklers, burglar alarms, photo murals, fire extinguishers, exterior steam cleaning and other frills in the lares and penates department. All of these are now banned in PHA's effort to tighten up its lian procedures. "Uncle Sam," says an official cousin, "unfortunately has been underwriting the financing of items which lend themselves to selling abuses and which most certainly are not basic to the livability of American homes." There will be solemn and rather sorrowful agreement with this edict. Solemnity for its good sense. Sorrow for its incredible tardiness. It may well be the aim of government to put two cars in every garage and a helicopter down by the heliotrope. But not, by any definition, with public money. And not, certainly, while Congress approaches such a fundamental as slum clearance with the attitude that it is about to do somebody a favor.—The Asheville Citizen. Such Patriotism, Suh! That patriotic old Southern state of Virginia has taken a bold and drastic step. It has by act of the State Legislature reduced the number of holidays for state employes from 13 to 8. Holidays eliminated were Thomas Jefferson's Birthday, April 13; Jefferson Davis' Birthday, June 3; Columbus Day, Nov. iLMacon (Ga.) Telegraph.) SO THEY SAY The United States pledges itself, not merely to political opposition to communism, but to help to alleviate conditions in Guatemala and elsewhere which might afford communitf an opportunity to spread iu tentacles throughout the hemisphere.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * Tne Statue (of Liberty) sends out a beacon of encouragement to oppressed people everywhere. The Torch of Freedom which it holds in its right hand knows no boundaries, and no international barrier*, a,nd it« light will never go out as long as hope for freedom exists.—Senate Republican Leader Knowland. "Thank Goodness We Didn't Lose Face" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) — Holly- tomorrow. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Public Hearing on CIA ODerations There's trouble in paradise and the wood on TV: the Liberace off-key notes are growing louder. Mr. Dimples insists on more dancing and singing in his telefilms. His producers and sponsors say he should stick to the piano-thumping. George is in the middle. Trade paper item: "There's a deal on to get the Charlie Chaplin full-length comedies on TV for a huge sum." Who's going Moscow? to sponsor 'em— Oh, no Zsa Zsa and Rubi have TV show. "I Love Zsa Zsa"? Or "I Love Rubi"? Well, at least if they're together, I can miss 'em both. There's a TV series titled, "I and Claudie" in the works for Phil Harris. WITHOUT Alice Faye. Paramount's mad at Eddie Fisher for refusing to take a screen test but the talk around the lot is that he'll be costarred in a new movie with Rosemary Clooney. IF MARIE WILSON'S "My Friend Irma" goes to film, as expected, she'll acquire a hubby for the celluloid cavorting . . . Bill Holden hosts the first one-hour Lux Video Theater Aug. 26. O Would Ruin Agency's Purpose WASHINGTON— (NBA) — Wis consin Sen. Joseph B. McCarthy j has been threatening to investi gate the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency for half. over a year 'and a Everybody from Vice President Richard M. Nixon on down ha: been telling him he mustn't do it, but he has gone merrily ahead with his threats. At last tne senator has been persuaded, however. He has decided for reasons of his own to turn what data he has over to Gen. Mark ! W. Clark. Clark heads the special ! task force named by ex-President • Herbert Hoover of the Commission on Government Reorganization. He more secretive, less sensational, more decorous and thorough probe. Previously, Senator McCarthy had been asked to turn over his information to CIA Director Allen W. Dulles, younger brother of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. In only one case—that of" William P. Bundy, a high CIA official, has the senator ever answered such a request—and nothing ever came of that. It has been claimed that Donald A. Surine, Senator McCarthy's investigator who was assigned to the CIA case for his committee, had received information from people in CIA on some of its activities. About a third of CIA's activities are said to be in the open. There would be no crime in having information about that. Where the line is drawn is on the two-thirds of CIA's work which is covert. In this respect, CIA's files are even more secret than those of the FBI. CIA now has pending one case against a CIA employe who gave information to an unauthorized person—not anyone connected with Senator McCarthy. When this case is closed, passing on CIA secrets may not be so popular a sport. The position of CIA Director Allen Dulles has been that he will not willingly submit to any investigation that discloses his secrets. He would quit first. The reasons are fairly simple. Any public investigation would probably destroy the effectiveness of CIA operations by disclosing its operatives. That actually happened in the John Patton Davies State Department case. there are any charges of subversives in the organization, they should go to the director. He should have the right to make the investigation. If he takes no action, then he should be fired. But he must have the right to fire and hire, without reservation, or he cannot run an intelligence service. Now it's a tiny wireless microphone so small it can be concealed on a person, Joan Diener of New York's "Kismet" cast wore one in an NBC test performance. The mike was concealed in the top of her bra, the transmitter in the fold of the dress and the antenna as a belt. Hmmmmmmm. The actress of Instead of an agent she'll have an electronic repairman. She may give static performances but she'll never be trapped by a wolf—she can send her own SOS. But how awfil to fall in love with a doll who may have to paus* for station identification. Actually, a few low-level Communists have been found in CIA. When four CIA witnesses were There have also been several Corn- called to testify, their identities were revealed. Two of them—covert agents—wer completely destroyed for further use. The us- fulness of the other two was badly damaged. If any CIA employes were subpoenaed for a congressional investigation, Director Dulles would probably have to appear for them. That is what happened in the William P. Bundy case a year ago. Senator McCarthy wanted a pubic hearing to investigate Bundy. VTr. Dulles refused to allow Bundy o testify. Dulles went to Capitol Bundy to CIA. It consisted of the munist pitches at CIA people, to get them to pass on CIA information. These approaches are not always immediately disclosed. They are usually watched for a time, to see whom the contact may be working for, and what other leads might develop. The second big reason why CIA cannot be investigated in public hearings is that this might disclose some of the relations which American intellegence services have with those of foreign governments. The exchange of international intelligence among some 40 nations Hill and threshed :i out person- of ths free world is now on a ally. well-organized basis. It is an im- In the end, the senator agreed ? h ° rtaT f Qsource of ^mation for o turn over his information on ! ; het , U - S ; government-particular. ly the State and Defense Departments with their world-wide re- known fact s that he was Dean i-Cheson's son-in-law, that he had ontributed S400 to the Alger Hiss efense fund and that in 1940, for wo months he had been a member of the United Public Workers, which was later declared a Communist union. If there was any other derogatory information against him, it did not come out. A month later —though Senator McCarthy protested—Mr. Bundy was granted a passport for a vacation in Europe. He went, came back, is still on the CIA payroll, and has never been McCarthyed. The CIA position here is that if i Mark Clark. sponsibilities to check the advances of Communist imperialism. Any public hearings that disclosed the channels of communication would immediately .dry up some of the most valuable sources of espionage information on which IT. S. strategy must be based. cash a large number of tricks in the red suits, it was vital for the defenders to find the setting tricks at once. After some thought, Harkavy decided that the defense was hopeless unless his partner had the king of clubs. He therefore led the nine of clubs. Later on, Harkavy decided that this was a mistake. East won with the king of clubs and correctly decided that his partner held both black aces. The question was: Which black jack did West hold? After considerable thought, East returned a spade. This limited the fenders to four tricks. They could take one spade, one diamond and two clubs, but then declarer was bound to get the rest. Harkavy, one of the country's finest players, blamed himself for not foreseeing the difficult guess that his partner would have. He MOVIE STAR John Lund better head for the nearest air-raid shelter. And maybe I better be right behind him. The verbal bombs are dropping since he told me that "television, panel and domestic comedy shows are making complete idiots out of the average American man." Some people think Desi Arnaz is as hare-brained as Lucy but their head writer-producer Jess Oppenheimer disagrees. "In our series," he says, "Rickey is the sensible and dependable one of the lot. It's only because of this that Lucy's compulsive and childish behavior stands out the way it does." "Movies," Lund argued further, are the only place where male integrity stands a chance. "Ridiculous," says Oppenheimer. "It isn't TV," says the TV man, 'but some of the actors who haven't found a place in it who are making- idiots out of the American male." Ouch! But at least reader Ben Whalen agrees with Lund. Ben argues further: "Look what TV is doing to fathers in 'My Little Margie.' Maybe we'll have to call it 'Idiot'* Day' instead of Father's Day." A SPONSOR is ready to pick up the tab on Bill Lundigan's TV series, "The American," if a good time slot can be found ... Peter Lorre's denying he will do a tele- film series for Mickey Rooney or anybody else. He's heading for Germany to produce, direct and star in a movie. Jane Nigh, who was Lorelei on the first "Big Town" telefilms, is reading the first scripts in a new starring series about two fashion models. Now living on a Delano, Calif., cotton and potato farm as Mrs. John Baker, Jane spikes the retirement rumors with: "My husband and my family are against my return to acting. But acting is in my blood and I can't get it out. Besides, we need a new fence around the farm." NORTH 23 *K3 ¥ A6 4 K 10 9 7 43 * 10 5 3 WEST EAST 4A1084 *9762 ¥Q1072 ¥54 4J5 4Q62 *AJ9 AKS62 SOUTH (I» 4QJ5 ¥KJ983 • A8 *Q74 Both sides vuL South Wect North East 1 ¥ Pass 2 4 Pass •2 ¥ Pass 3 ¥ Pass 3N. T Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 If all the legal difficulties straighten themselves out as expected, Dan Duryea will film another 39 "China Smith" episodes. The series convinced film studios that Dan could play more sympathetic roles. Rod "City Detective" Cameron tvas asked if telefilming is exhilarating. "A better word," he replied, is: "Acceleraing." could have relieved his guess by There could be no greater interna- cashing the ace of spades before tional betrayal of its allies than for the American government to uncover its foreign informants. That is why the investigation of CIA must be done under the tight- leading the nine of clubs. This would make it perfectly clear to East that a spade return was not wanted. East would have won with the king of clubs and est sechecy, by a group of the | would have returned a club, thus character, integrity and unques-'leading to-the defeat of the con- tioned loyalty of men like Gen. j tract. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi//e— Carl Ganske and Norman Bunch were in St. Louis yesterday for the ball game between the Browns and the Red Sox. Miss Geraldine Listen of Osceola is spending her vacation in Galveston, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Haines and son, Harry, have returned from a visit in Friend, Nebraska. store asked for a pair of red shoes with low heels. "To wear with what?" asked the salesman. "With a short, baldheaded office manager." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Written for NBA Service The chief fruitfulness that marks trous altars, and the bringing of the Christian as a disciple of Christ, and in glorifying God (John 15:8), is following the example of the early disciples in bringing others to Christ and to life in Him. the the The commission of Jesus to those early disciples was to go and "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19—Standard Revised Version). But in addition to that main as pect of the fruitfulness by which God is glorified, the Bible has a great deal to say about fruitfulness in character and living. Nor is i all found in the New Testament, or is it Christian in that particular sense. As in so much else, the source and foundation of so much in the New Testament is in the Old. In the very beginning, the fruitfulness and abundance that so often have been perverted to materialistic and evil ends, were represented as attributes of God's goodness and piano for man. "Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:22). But periods of great prosperity have often been periods of forgetfulness of God, and lack of love for man. The strong have overridden and oppressed the weak. The lusts of the flesh have dominated over the life of the spirit, and pride, arrogance, and megalomania have obscured any trace of humility. It was in a period of such outward prosperity that Hose* decried the perversion of Israel's prosperity into increaat of idol** i virtue knowledge; and to knowl-j edge temperance; and to temper-) ance patience; and to patience! godliness; and to godliness broth-i erly kindness." j "And here again is the matter of j fruitfulness, which Peter says is| tii- inevitable result. Paul and! j Peter had learned alike from the i same Master. I Familiar Sayings Answer to Previous Puzzle fruit unto itself. There is one passage in which the rendering of Hosea 10 :l is im- iples in bring- portant, in the recently published knowledge of Standard Revised Version, in comparison with that in the King James' Bible. The vine is "empty" in the sense of Israel's lack of fruitfulness toward God, but the vine actually is "luxurious" (S.T.R.). j The point is that in its flourishing prosperity Israel had only departed the farther from God as its outward prosperity had increased. One thinks in the same terms of the rich farmer of whom Jesus told (Luke 12:16-21), with his barn bursting with prosperity, who left out of account the most important thing; and of whom Jesus said "so is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." Fruitfulness toward God is not only in actions. It is in the heart, the thoughts, the character, from which all action springs. St. Paul admonishes the Christians at Colossae (Colossians 1:10) to be "fruitful in every good work"; but he emphasizes fruitfulness in Christian character when he describes "the fruit of the Spirit," which is "love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance" (Galatians 5:22, 23). Those who have tended to see some conflict between Peter and Paul might well set beside that statement of Paul what Peter says n II Peter 1:5-8: i spades. "Add to your faith virtue; and to 1 Bine* «*ol*r«f a««fn«4 r***r t* • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Take Advantage of Your Mistakes All bridge players make mistakes. Good players merely make fewer mistakes than bad players do. It's important to remember, however, that a really fine player will criticize himself severely for a mistake that most people wouldn't even notice. I'm reminded of a "mistake" made in last year's Summer National Championships because this year's tournament begins in Washington. D. C., on Aug. l. In that hand played last August, Harry from the West hand. Dummy's king won the first trick, and declarer next led a low diamond from dummy and finessed the eight from his own hand. Harkavy won with the jack of diamonds and considered his next play carefully. His partner had signaled only mild encouragenent on the spade tricfc, so it seemed un- ikely that the defense could defeat the contract by continuing ACROSS 3 Notion 1 Through thick 4 Birds' homes and • 5 Oriental coin 5 in the 6 Shred back ? 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