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PAGE rouit BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAT. JANUARY IK, ItM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS HUE COURIER NEWS CO. M. W. HAINES. Publisher •AlUtY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising, Representatives: Wallaw Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlinU, Memphis. Entered «s »econd class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations When the uw that ihe was iteadfastly mfnd- rd to jo with her, then ihe left ipeaklnt unto her.—Ruth 1:18. » * « But be faithful, that i» all; Go right on, ind close behind thee Then ihall f»Ilow still and find thee Help, «ure help.—Arthur Clough. Barbs United We stand—for lots or things. Divided means somebody get* hooked for alimony. * * * Seme loeomoilrM In the south have chime whittle*. Southern bdht * * * four Youths confessed robbing the apartment of dance instructor Arthur Murray. Maybe they'll letrn the lockitep. * * * Opening homemade caUup these dayi makes yo« glad Mem used the ol' tomato! * * * A man in Maryland took his wife out once in 30 years. Well, if :he"< a good wife, she deserves It Britain Seems to Hold Key In EDC's Year of Decision Surely this ought to be the year of decision on the question of the European Defense Community. Everyone knows that its fate hinges upon what the French do about it. And everyone knows that France's political leaders are extremely unenthusiastic •bout EDO. Their lack of enthusiasm stems, of course, from fear that Germany would tend to dominate the six-nation army. To balance that fear, the French want assurancees from both Britain and the United States that they will keep armed forces in Western Europe a long time— perhaps 60 years. Beyond this, the French would also like to have the British associated with EDO—indeed with all efforts at European unity—much more closely than British itself wishes. On the question of troops in Europe, Britain and the U. S. understand the political importance as well as the strategic value of contributing forces to the general defense. At the same time, Secretary of State Dulles has warned that American lawmakers' patience will wear thin if France does nothing and Germany is consequently barred from taking part in its own defense. Apparently the French have imagined that they could wait for greater assurances from America before going ahead. But Certainly Dulles has not disabused them of that notion. We expect trie French to act first. When they have approved EDO, then we may extend to them firmer guarantees of continued American military participation in Europe. But up to now the French have not moved in response to Dulles' prod. Instead, they are looking more keenly toward Britain, in the hope of finding there the prior assurances that could wake EDO palatable to timid French politicians. Fresh reports from London hint that British leaders are listening politely to these new overtures from France. Jean Monnet, architect of European unity efforts in the economic sphere, is trying to link Britain more tightly with the European Coal and Steel Community over which h« presides. He believes that if he can succeed in that, he will have laid the foundation for a broader unity—including Britain—in the political and military fields as well. Even Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany is said to endorse this attempt, since European-minded Germans realize any bid by them for leadership would bt viewed with grave suspicion. So, in thii firit tUg• of what ought to hold the key. If the British can overcome their reluctance enough to tie in more closely with Western Europe, then the French may at last move to ratify EDC. Without that, the whole enterprise may deteriorate into a waiting game between France and America. If neither then willing to act first, the project might collapse, leaving Western Europe's defenses imperiled. For no practical alternative to EDC has yet been proposed by any Western statesman. Must Be Cramping Not long back somebody turned up the fact that Massachusetts never had wiped out a legislative declaration of 1854 to prevent the admission of Taxes to the Union. Slavery was the issue. But now Governor Herter of Massachusetts has at last welcomed Texas into the fold with a formal letter to Texas' Governor Shivers. The Texans may not be wholly complimented by this gesture. They like to feel that they are in the Union, but not quite of it. If these little vestiges of outside defiance are at last to vanish, then what excuse will Texans have for running up their own flag? Texas would probably feel a lot better if someone shold now discover that a few t's were left uncrossed in the treaty bringing the state into the cramping confines of the United States. Views of Others Cotton Acreage In view of the scattered "hardship" cases which Secretary Benson predicted would follow acreage limits on this year's cotton crop there was probably good reason to boost the allowable acreage— as the Senate has Just voted to do. But In view of the fact that the basic idea behind the limitations was to reduce a near-record cotton surplus, we are not convinced that the 3,408,894 extra acres approved by the Senate was the proper or logical figure. For one thing, as Senators Fulbright nnd Kerr argued In opposing the measure, this provision allows greater acreage for the newer Western growers. Under the bill their acreage cannot be cut more than 34 percent below 1953 levels, and according to Senator Fulbright this amounts to a "special privilege" provision for the West, It is all very well to argue that under the five- year average production on which the allotments would normally be based, the West, which has Increased its cotton output sharply in recent years, would not fare so well as the longer established Cotton Belt of the South. But it might also be argued that while the movement of cotton Westward appears inevitable, it should be orderly. The South has a tremendous investment In cotton machinery and other facilities, and it is certainly as deserving of protection as the boomtlme Western states. ... ,. Finally, it seems to us that IhTsSiill would have been more in the national Interest if it had included Senator Douglas's recommendation that surplus acreage be planted to pasture and land-building crops. This is the "fertility bank" idea of the Piirm Bureau Federation, and it certainly appears more desirable than the present system under which many farmers probably will plant their extra or "controlled" acres in another cash crop that almost certainly will eventually become surplus. >words Into Plowshares Hertgen, Germany, was the scene of bloody destruction in World War II. Everything was leveled. The land was scraped bare. Its future was bleak. Today, agriculturally, it is in flower. Sixty five new farms are producing, manned by East German refugees. Germans don't sit Hurtgen, they uprooted 3,000,000 scorched trees. They cleared land mines. They built 18 miles of new roads, laid 15 miles of water pipes, strung 10 miles of power lines. We fret over a "farm program" In this country. We subsidize, with an eye on the ballot box. But ever since the Egyptians took a forked stick and started breaking the land, there has been only one farm program—Work. The farmer who looks at his land and not at Washington, rolls up his sleeves and goes to it, usually makes It. He has ups and downs. Mostly ups.—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY The very possession of liberty Imposes the nec- cesslty for discipline which respects the liberty of others, in their person, in their property an din their intellectual attainment.—Thomas E. Dcwey. * * * Dietrich is great—she can do anything. I'd wear that kind of a (bare bosom) dress, too, if If I thought I'd look food in It.—Actress Ruth Roman. * * • If we are going to come near balancing the budget it's got to be done by heavy cuts in expenditures.—Sen Harry Byrd (D., Vs.). * * * It (administration plan for 1054) is « program that does not deal In the pie In the sky promises to all, nor In bribes to a few nor In threats to any.—President Eltinhower, The Last Remnant of a Once-Proud Heritage Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Fate of Eisenhowers Program In Leader Knowland's Hands WASHINGTON — (NEA)—Pres-[would be counted the more liberal idcnt Eisenhower's bold new pro- men on domestic policies, the into the gram probably depends more Jen. William F. Knowland of Cal- fornia than any other one man. As majority leader of the Senate, succeeding the late Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, the problem of getting a recognizable part of the President's program past the evenly divided upper house Peter Edson ° f Congress will depend on his ,act and his tactics. It is no easy issignment. If the Republican members of the Senate were to choose up sides on vhether they were all-out, pro-Ei- acnhower Republicans or not, it would be found that they were almost evenly divided. By contrast it would probably be ound that the Democrats in the icnate divided with approximately lalf a dozen more senators leaning owards the Eisenhower middle-of- let-nationalists as opposed isolationists on foreign policy. That would seem to give the "Eisenhower program a fighting chance — but maybe only a fighting chance. It will take astute political steering in the Senate to put It over. When Senator Knowland was first chosen as acting majority leader by Senator Taft, there was some questioning as to its wisdom. The Californian is only 45. He has been in the Senate only eight years. He is by no means an elder statesman of the party. He is in fact junior to 34 of its members in point of service. Politically, however, the choice made sense. Senator Knowland was never a Taft man. He was a Gov. Earl Warren man. Sen. Richard M. Nixon was the Eisenhower man in California and that helped to win him the vice presidency. But as a political inbetween in this Eisenhower-vs.-Taft struggle. Senator Knowland has been in a good position to appeal to both camps. Senator Knowland himself minl- hc-road ideology than away from I m j^s"this division.'"HO "be!fe'ves"the Republic a ns must a nd will close ranks. If this happens to any degree whatsoever. Senator Knowland's main problem will be one of winning over enough Democrats for a majority vote on the big Issues. In a San Francisco speech last August, Senator Knowland made an open bid for this bipartisan support. Senator Knowland's leadership u ,.^ „. v,.- j „- nevertheless faces a challenge at sale. But in this group) the start of the new session of So the Senate really divides — lot 48 Democrats, 47 Republicans nd one Independent — Sen. Wayne vlorse of Oregon. It may arbitrarily be divided intend as approximately 50, senators i a theoretical majority that might ie expected to bo responsive to the 'resident's leadership. The dividing lines nren't sharp, o give one or two either way to .lay it Congress. It comes from Sen. Homer E. Capehart of Indiana, a leader in the GOP Old Guard. It takes the form of a proposal that the 15 Republican chairmen of the Senate standing committees be admitted to the Senate GOP policy committee. Most of these chairmen are conservative. Senator Knowland has opposed this move. He proposes instead that there be more meetings of the Republican Conference, which includes all GOP senators, under the chairmanship of Eugene Millikin of Colorado. This would cut down the importance of the smaller GOP policy committee. One further point in Senator Knowland's favor with the Old Guard is that he himself does not always see eye to eye with the President on every Issue. When the President declared he did not believe the controversy over Communists in government would be a major campaign issue in 1954, Senator Knowland said he thought It would. He puts more emphasis on Asia and less on Europe than the President does in foreign policy moves against Communist Russia. He opposes the President's plan to funnel defense contracts into depressed areas. The test of his effectiveness and his tireless energy will come early in the year. He is faced with the prospect of Democratic filibusters on such issues as Hawaiian statehood. The Senate's liking for unlimited dabate will encourage many talkathons on old chestnut issues like St. Lawrence Seaway, the tariff and taxes. Sunday School Lesson- Written for NEA Service The third chapter of John's Gos- cl is notable for its grout text, 'God so loved the world." But this, as one will see by a areful reading, is a part of what esus sal.: to Nicodemus when the 'ruler of the Jews" came to Jens, inquiring by night. The fact that Nicodemus came under the cover of darkness has aecn held against him. Some have nought him cowardly because he did not come openly and by day, The emphasis that Jesus put in he conversation upon the contrast actwecn light and darkness (Jolin : 19-21) might lend some color to his view, especially if one saw in i, any implied suggestion that Nicodemus was of the darkness rather than of the light. Such a view, however, docs not seem to me justified by the facts. On the contrary, his open defense 01 Jesus when assailed by his fellow Pharisaic rulers (John 7:5052), and his assisting at the burin! of Jesus (John I9:39t, would indicate the earnestness and sincerity of Nicodemus 1 inquiry and ft vital change In his life that the night visit to Jesus had made. Why, then, did Nicodemus come by night? Because he was as yet an inquirer, not fully convinced nnd not ijuite ready to commit himself. In a sense he showed great courage in coming to Jesus, nnd possibly even more in coming by night. If his coming in that way had become known to the rulers hostile to Jesus, its seeming implications would hnve been more serious than if e had come by dny. It was not the time of his coin- i g, but the Quality of his purpose, that counted In Nicodemus. He seems to hnve been in every way sincere. He was nlso officially- minded, groping apparently for something better than he h;icl or Knew, but .hemmed .in by official nnri convent ion Pharisaism. If Jesus criticized hhin for Us lack of knowledge a "master of Israel, he honored the sincerity of his Inquiry by a clear statement ot the Gospel. Wbetbcr or not Nicodemiu ac- cepted it all, there can be no doubt that he left that visit by night with a great deal to think about and with a great deal of light where f re had been darkness. Since that original night-time visitor, there hav- been many Nlc- odemuses, sincere men bound by religious association and circumstance, conventional and conforming, but with a sense of something richer thnn they had found, and t, oping toward new truth and freedom. It Is an experience when such men meet the Christ, and are led to say, "We never saw it after this fashion" (Mark 2:12). Revolutions of enUghtment and grace have --,,en brought not only progress In individual lives, but also leadership, vitality and progress, establishing new eras for religious faith and life. Great leaders have often come to intense and commanding convictions alter groping through doubt and'questioning. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Here's Best Play Against No-Trump Correct defense against a no-trump contract usually consists in lending your best suit and keeping up the attack with that suit at every opportunity. Eventually you will establish your suit and be able to cash low-card tricks as well as the few high cards that your side may have. Today's hand shows, an exception to this rule. The correct defense wa lo take Jusl enough tricks in the suit tht was opened—and then the defense had lo shift to n different suit. West opened the deuce of hearts, •ind East won with the queen. This told Kail an important story. He hadn't been very happy about playing his queen of hearts since he feared that South had the ace. When South failed to take the first heart trick, however, it was clear that South didn't have the ace of hearts. It was equally clear to East that the defense couldn't get rich from the heart-suit alone. West had led his fourth-best heart and therefore had three hearts higher than the NORTH AQJ54 V J54 » K84 41096 13 WEST 4976 V A972 »97 + AQ82 EAST *k 102 South 1 » 1N.T. 4» 1063 #J754 SOUTH (D) A A83 V 1086 » A Q J 5 2 + K3 Both sides vul. Wnt North East Pass 1 * Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2 opening lead; but he couldn't have any cards lower than the deuce. Pour heart tricks were a good beginning, but not enough to defeat the contract. East therefore decided to shift to clubs in the hope of bringing In some additional tricks. When East led a low club, South properly played the king since'this was his only chance to win a club trick. It was now easy for the defenders to rattle off four club tricks and then take the rest of their hearts. They therefore took eight tricks. There would nave been a different story to tell If East had wood- only continued the hearts by taking the king of hearts at the second trick and then leading another henrt to his partner's ace. West would be able to take • fourth heart trick, but vyould then have to shift. Nothing would stop South from taking five diamonds snd two spades, enough tricks for his contract. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hollywood on TV: Hollywood's "has beens" and "couldn't be'«" of day before yesterday are the television stars of today! It'a a nightmare for movletown master minds, who »re fighting home-screen competition, but it's Chances Dim For Red-U.S. Agreement By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON <Pl — Nothing shows better than events of the past few days the gap between the United States and Russia and how dim is the chance for agreement on their biggest problems. After many speeches here ind in Moscow about getting together, exchanges of notes extending over months, and much maneuvering the two powers reached the point of sitting down in the same room to talk. Not talk about what they wanted to talk about. Just talk about arranging the time and place for the real talks. The three allies—United States. Britain, France—have exchanged notes with Russia since last Bummer, trying to set up a meeting of their foreign ministers. Agreement at last. They'd meet n Berlin, Jan. 25. But where in Berlin? In East Berlin, controlled by Russia? Or in West Berlin, controlled by the Western Allies? Representatives of the four powers in Berlin met to settle the details. All this week they talked. The Russians held out for half the talks to be in East Berlin. This country wanted more than half in West Berlin. Last night the four representatives gave up, dumped their disagreement back in the laps of higher officials. But even if the preliminaries are settled, the United States and Russia are in_ complete disagreement on their major European problem: Germany. The United States wants East and West Germany united, no doubt in the belief that the East Germans, after eight years under the Russians, would rejoice in lining up with the West Germans as United states allies. What would this mean to the United States? Secretary of State Dulles made clear in a speech Monday night what hopes this country has for Germany. He outlined America's new military strategy, based on West European defense against Russian attack, backed up by this country's potential for "massive" retaliation. He said Europe cannot be defended unless Germany is allowed to rearm. He said it can't do r,o under the present armistice agreements, although it could join a unified European army if Prance agreed to go along. But the last thing Russia wants Is a rearmed Germany, It spent ;he past year, by many devices, trying to avoid just that. Dulles could hardly settle with ie Russians at Berlin for a disarmed Germany. And Russia could hardly yield to him. President Eisenhower and Russia's Premier Malenkov made speeches during 1953 on relations Between the two countries. In December Eisenhower suggested: They sit down and talk about pooling some of their atomic materials for peace. If that succeeds, he indicated, maybe they could go on to talk about getting rid of the atom bomb. Russia responded with the complaint that banning the bomb nothing new to them. Hollywood has b«en over-looklna" a itar'v ouU standing talenti or some typed- casted actor's versatile potentialities ever since Pearl White danfl- ed from her first cllf MOM discarded De a Durbln and turned down Fre stair*. The ox-office gold 3r Hollywood's nose had t^ .litter on Broadway more than once before movie moguls recognized the neg- gets. Betty Grable emoted for seven years in movies and then Hollywood said she was washed up; But when her overlooked musical-comedy talents sparkled on Broadway in 1940's "DuBarry Wa« a Lady," Betty rushed back to the land of smog and oranges at four times her previous salary. Now it's happening all over again. Television screens are breathing new life Into stars Hollywood said were personalities "not suited" for the screen. BERLE V.'.:~ LOST Milton U3_.e v.-as lost in Hollywood celluloid after starring in two films at 2Cth Century-Fox. Paramount discarded Martha Raye long before TV aerials started sprouting on the nation's rooftops. A few years ago I talked to Martha in Las Vegas. The nightclub circuit had brought her to Nevada. She was discouraged and bitter. Her agents had told her they couldn't interest a single studio in giving her a movie role* Guy Madison was the town's biggest flop after minor roles in two films and a big bobby-soxer campaign in fan magazines. No one waiter. But his TV stardom as Wild Bill Hick won him a million-dollar contract at Warner Bros. Louis Hayward's agents were getting 10 per cent of nothing recently. Now he's starred in a telever- sion of the "Lone Wolf" series because of his old film hits on T. I've probably overlooked scores of other movie stars rediscovered by TV. But I've rattled enough skeletons for one day. should come first', and reserved the right to talk about that if the two powers sit down to discuss peaceful use of the atom. This week Dulles and the Russian ambassador began talks on arranging American-Russian talks on the atom, as Elsenhower suggested. But in his Monday night talk on this country's new military strategy, Dulles said this country no longer will depend on huge armed forces, matching man for man with the Communists in the field, but will try to prevent any attack this way: Standing ready to blast the attacker with "means of its own choosing." What means? Dulles didn't say. There's no doubt he meant atomic weapons. Dulles, therefore, couldn't very well agree on banning the bomb. Eskimo Girl — ra say that was lot of mush. — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. Outside of packaged goods, about the only things they don't weigh in a grocery store or market nowadays are eggs, and somebody's likely to come up soon proposing that eleven b« regarded as a dozen. Animal Parade Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Mrs. Bull 4 Mrs. Horse 8 Relate 12 Beverage made with malt 13 Above 14 Operatic solo 16 Cathedral officials' homes 18 Meditates 80 Peak 21 Slippery animal !2 Greasy 24 Has to 26 Peruvian Indian 8.7 Feline animal 30 Certainly 32 Harangue 34 Suffer hunger 35 Muse of astronomy 36 Plaything 37 Hearing organs 39 Trifles 40 Heraldic border • 41 Admirer 42 Bureau 45 Study groups 49 Forgiveness 51 Head apparel 92 Toward the sheltered side 53 Of the car 54 War god 5! Bedim 56 Refute 57 Single thickness DOWN 1 Freshwater fish 2 Medley 3 Weekday 4 Pattern 5 State 6 Logic 7 Sea eagle 8 Loiter 9 City in 26 Perfect 40 Willow 27 Clerical office 41 Whim Pennsylvania 28 Mine entrance-12 Crustacean 10 Falsehoods 29 Afternoon 43 Inferno 11 Endure parties 44 Australian 17 Pastry 31 Turns ostrich 19 Restrain outward 4fi Meat cut 23 Metrical stres£33 Indian princes47 Nobleman 24 Haze (var.) 48 Remain 25 Preposition 38 Quote 50 Turf

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