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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 22, 1954
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fAMMZ (AKK.; CObKlfcK FRIDAY, JANUARY », 1984 •LTTHKVlLtl COURIER NEWS •mi oovKra NEWS op. X. W. MA1NH. Publiitur tT A. HAWM, AMUWivt PuUUtwr . . A. A. nUDMCUON, Edi MVL P. HPMAK. Adrertblnj Mi MtUontl AdTfrtlilnt Representatives: WiUMt WiteKT Co., K«w York, Chlc««o, Detroit, Attate, IMnphfc. . Intend u M«on« cl»M mutter at the post- aftto* it BJythevilto, Arkansas, under let of Con, October «, 1117. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By etrrier in the city of BlytheviMe or any MburbMi town where carrier service is maintained. Me per week. By null, within i r«dlus of 50 miles,, 15.00 per fttLT, $1.50 for six months. 11.35 for three months; br mill outside 50 milt tone, 113.50 per yeir payable in tdvince. Meditations For (lie earth li the Lord'*, and the fnlneM UMfMfv-I Cor. 10:M. * * * Birth, thou great footstool of our God Who reijns on high; thou fruitful source. Of all our raiment, life and food, Our house, our parent, and our nurse.—Watte. Barbs What.i* determination in your life Is usually judged obstinacy in others. ' * * * flak are fond of music, My> a profeuor. Just u wt suspected, In th« night cluba. * « » The kitchen of a midwest restaurant w» dubroyed by fire — smelling just like a meal being prepared by * new bride. * * * Tha It the time of year northerner* hare to I* with to b« hi the iwlm. * * * Indignation is what hits a housewife when she discovert someone haa itolen some of her best hotel toweli. India's Prisoner Handling Mocks Vaunted Neutrality The arguments advanced by Indian officials in deciding to return unrepatri- ated war prisoners to their respective captors are,very weak, even though their effect'may be good for the 22,000 men held by the United Nations side. Despite Red protests, the United Nations command declared it would release these prisoners to civilian freedom in South Korea, from .whence they may presumably travel to any one of several ultimate destinations on free soil. As insisted upon by UN negotiators through interminable .wrangling with the Communists, this outcome was assured under the final Korean truce terms — except for those prisoners who might change.their minds during the "explanation period." But,, in turning the prisoners back to • the belligerents, India has dared to suggest that their release would not be in accord with the armistice terms. It must be said that the attitude displayed by General Thimayya, Indian representative on th« Neutral Repatriation Commission, not to mention his superiors in New Delhi, is. a grave disappointment. The five-nation members of the commission were appointed to carry out the provisions of the armistice, not to rewrite it to fit their own convenience or to prejudice one belligerent or the other. Yet that is what India has tried to do. The truce terms specifically allotted 90 days for explanations, and then said the prisoners' status, if still unsettled, might be the subject of a subsequent Koeran political conference. But in no case, whether such a conference was held or not, were they to be held captive longer than 30 days beyond the end of the explanation time. To read the terms any other way is to flout their clear meaning. The commission, under Thimayya's chairmanship, had an unmistakable responsibility to keep control of the prisoners until Jan. 22 and then release them. In turning them back, India has not blocked their release. But it has ducked its own responsibility, and thereby allowed the Reds to shout that the UN plans the prisoners' "illegal" release. Prime Minister Nehru always has proudly held himself and his nation up »s symbolic of the true neutral spirit in this hostile world. But here he was given • fine chance to show evidence of that spirit, and he has failed. Nehru has acted instead as a cheap, ward-healing domestic politician. He cannot bring himself to do the legal thing on the commission, because 1 he realizes th« rejection of communism by 22,000 prUoncrt constitutes a huge propaganda victory for the West. And he feels he cannot afford to appear as an instru- • • that victory in hit country, «o riddled today with anti-Western feeling. Furthermore, despite all profession! of neutrality and at the saine time devotion to Western democratic ideals, Nehru is governed by intense sympathy for any Asiatic cause — even China under Communist tyranny. This may be understandable, but it is not neutral. It seems fair to suggest that the Indian performance at Panmunjom has thoroughly disqualified India for some time to come as the authentic voice of the genuine neutral spirit. Views of Others Them That's Got, Gits' We can find neither sense nor comfort in the Eisenhower administration's plan to channel more defense orders Into centers of unemployment. Senator Joseph Kennedy of Massachusetts Is a Democrat and he's been trying to get the Republicans to undertake this program for a long time In order to give New England textile mills (long unemployed) an advantage over more productive Southern milts. On the other hand. Republican Senate Majority Leader Knowland of California has come out In strong opposition to the President on this matter. He says the program is "too wide" and should be limited. Still more on the other hand, Governor James P. Byrnes of South Carolina, .a. Democrat'who has long supported President Eisenhower, opposes the scheme and accuses the President of adopting Truman "socialism.' With this many Democrats, Republicans, and pseudo-Republicans mixed up, why shouldn't we be confused? The Elsenhower plan Is a modification of an earlier Truman scheme which would permit the government to award defense contracts to industries in areas suffering economic depression and unemployment. On the surface this seems a reasonable objective. However, a perfunctory examination of the plan easily reveals that such a program puts vast power and temptation into political hands. When contracts cease to be awarded to the lowest bidder but can go to certain areas supposedly on the basis of need, then the "occasion for evil" which St. Paul warned us about has obviously been established. We believe that economic laws which are permitted to work freely will best strengthen the nation's economy. False and artificial measures proposed under this program can only result In more costly defense and an unbalanced US. economic base. That New England and other areas should push for such a program at the expense of the South li a tribute to Southern progress industry- wise. However, if the Republicans hope to continue their Inroads Into Southern politics, such measures as this seem very short-sighted to us. — Rocky Mount (N.O.) Telegram. Korean Tots Newspaper stories have resulted in considerable help for a Sherman sergeant's campaign to help 80 Korean children found living in caves near his air base. A news release from the Fifth Air Force in Korea tolls of Sgt. Robert L. Zlegnor's efforts on behalf of the children. After Zlegner wrote several Americans newspapers, Including the Sherman Democrat, his mail was flooded with cash donations and promises of parcels on the way. Several Sherman organizations and Individual friends raised a fund and built housing for the homeless children. The response to the sergeant's request again proves that Americans are always ready to give of their means for anyone In need, no matter what part of the world they call home.—Sherman (.Tex). Democrat. SO THEY SAY 1 think a good batting average on it (Eisenhower program) can be handled in seven months. — Senator Knowland (R-Calif.). * * * When the only visible award for valor was hunger and pain and death, they stood ready to die rather than compromise their faith, or bear false witness against their country or fellow man. — Navy Secretary Anderson decorates Marines who resisted Red torture. * • « I suppose they'll milk them (G. I.'s who Joined Reds) dry for whatever propaganda use they can put them to. Maybe give them some of the education they promised, but »ft«r that I don't know. — Cpl. Claude Batchelor. * * * I don't know why there Is such » great In- Ur«t In htrrlofi. — Xx-Fruldwt Truman. British Are Wise To Ground Comets Four of the 11 British jet Comet I's have crashed — two on takeoffs, one in a storm over India, one recently in perfect weather off the Italian coast. When the first one or two of these had happened, aviation specialists in many quarters of the globe, including America, naturally speculated about the craft's airworthiness. The British press regarded this as malicious effort to undermine a growing world market for the Comets. Now that the fourth crash has happened, however, British authorities are not listening to the British press. They are sensibly examining the Comet I's bolt by bolt. If the ship passes its tests, it has nothing to fear from world opinion. IT* 1/A1B lb 6ff H? LK>i! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — HOLLYWOOD ON TV: The film Industry's charge that hundreds of films censored for theater showing are being viewed on TV In unex- purgnted versions is a legitimate complaint worthy of the FCC's immediate attention. Big sponsors, networks and sta. tion, I'll admit, wield an active blue pencil on live programs and new telefilms. But there is little, If any, censorship on old film, much of which Isn't even previewed by station executives or spon. sors before home-screen showings. But Hollywood's organized film industry can't be blamed for all of the'splcy celluloid. The biggest portion of objectionable, old TV film was made for Skid How theaters and foreign distribution by left-field producers not even recognized a: members of the film business. If TV stations and local sponsors refuse to be bothered with previewing and censoring: these old films, It's the duty of the FCC to sea that the; do. Peter tdson's Washington Column — Legislation on Reserve Forces Is 'Must' Issue for Congress NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Legislation governing: the U. S. armed services reserves is now in such a mess that if a new national emergency were to arise. President Eisenhower would not have authority to call up additional reserves for involuntary duty. He could ask for volunteers from the reserves. But his authority to order reserves to active duty in Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force expired last July 1, Congress did nothing; last year to renew tnis authority. •. With "economy" the watchword for all U. S. defense activities, with the active-duty nrincd forces being reduced from 3.5 million by 600,000 or more, with two divisions ordered home from Korea and with many uniformed personnel being replaced by native civilian. 1 ; in Eu- I rope, far greater dependence has to be placed on American reservists in the near future. The reason Congress took no action last year wa.s that many congressmen were disgusted with the way the reserve program had been serves were called up while the active reserves escaped duty. FP thers were called up while unmar rled reservists were not. A part of this muddle was caused by the frantic speed with which mobilization had to be carried out after the Communist aggression in Korea in June, 1850. After a year and a half of confusion Congress passed the Armed Forces Reserve Act of 1852. In a sense, it locked the barn after the horse had been stolen. But it also put definite checks on the power of the President to call up the reserves for involuntary active duty. Congress limited this power to one year and limited :he number of reservists who could be celled up to 1,500,000. It was further stipulated that In future emergencies, the President could not call up any reserves nt all until Congress had met and put a ceiling on the number ordered to active duty. All these provisions put a severe crimp on the President's powers as commandcr-in-chief of U. 5. armed forces. A high-priority job administered during the Korean j for the new Congress is to remedy emergency. Complaints rolled in j this situation, from everywhere over obvious in- [ Department of Defense counsel equities. | point out that if the Russians Men who had long combat records In World War II were recalled to active duty while men who had seen no active duty were allowed to stay home. Men with long active duty were called while men with short periods of active duty were not. Stand-by and retired re- should start new aggression against western Europe, the President might use a couple of legal steps for fast action. Under his constitutional powers as commander in chief of the military, the President could call up the National Guard. Or, he might issue e new proclamation, ending the Korean emergency and declaring the existence of a new European emergency threatening the United States. He could then call for voluntary return to active duty of the reserves. But he would have to wait for Congress to act before he could order the reserves to active, involuntary duty. To get around this situation, g proposal has been 'made by the Air Force that the present law be changed to give the President power to call up in an emergency any and all reserves for Involuntary duty of not more than 45 days. That would give the President time to call Congress in special session and give it time to determine how many reserves might be called up. As of Sept. 30, 1953—the latest tabulation available — 362,000 reservists were on active duty, out of.a total of 2.5 million. They were divided as follows: Service Active Reserve National Guard 11.449 285,113 Army Reserve 117,493 865,098 Naval Reserve —112,870 650,904 Marine Corps Res. 22,196 76,968 Air National Guard 2,581 37,874 Air Force Reserve 95,414 241,421 Totals 362,003 3,156,378 Every draftee who serves two rears on active duty must go into he reserves for six years. Volun- .eers who serve a three-year enlistment go into the reserves for live years. Under this system the reserves are being built up us a main U. S. defense force. The average television set, according to a recent survey, Is turned to "ON" five and a half hours a day. I wonder how many of these sets are, owned by, people who once complained about three-hour double features at the movies? Maybe those trips to the ice box during the commercials ease the pain. Prefer Free Shows There seems to be a big Question mark about the success of new pay-as-you-see movies on TV in Palm Springs despite the quality of the films — "Forever Female,"'."Here Come the Girls," "Flight to Tangier," and "All the Brothers Were Valiant" at $1.25- per-picture viewing rate. Several Palm Springs residents fold me: "There's Just no Interest ?n the thing:. We'd rather watch 'he free shows." But an executive of Telemeter, which operates the coin boxes. Bald the negative report was "astonishing." About 110 coin boxes have been installed on the town's sets, tie said, ..and orders for more are "pouring in." The first month's report, he said, will reveal "an unexpectedly large take of from $10 to $12 per set." Maybe I checked with the wrong people. I dunno. the open. They lend thenuwlvet K, to it. "Of course, there's on* danger —airplanes. Imagine an alrplan* flying around during 'Romeo anil Juliet,' lay." »" That might be disastrous. There'd have to be some textual revisions, such as: "JULIET: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore irt thou Romeo. Oh, look, Romeo, a Jet mt 20,000 feet, (Exeunt, screaming:.)" Until silent airplanes, then, Shakespeare will be done inside TV studios. And Miss Churchill,' for one. is rather sad about it. BAD TASTE IN PILLS Basil Rathbone turned digestion? aid salesman on one of the big holiday-season shows, and it was grim. He may have sold a carload of pills, but the whole performance left a bad taste. There's a big difference between Betty Purness opening refrigerator doors and Rathbons talking about Jntestines. Actors,, who naturally like the fees sponsors offer, should be more choosy about what product they sell. Rathboria was miscast as the voice of indigestion. Most of us will never again see] him without thinking of stomach pills. Even when he's Sherlock Holmes, we'll subconsciously expect him to say, "Elementary* Watson, your stomach needs alkalizing:," Sponsors should realize that they can do themselves harm by going too high for their pitchmen. "Drizzlepuss, 1 he announced proud- y.—Fort Meyers (Pla.) News-Press^ Next to living on the side of a vol-^Jp cano, the most hazardous existence we can think of is that of a long tailed cat in the house full of rocking chairs.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. She — Well, I'm in training. I've :aced some terrible programs. — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service The "Good Samaritan" of the parable In Luke 10 shares New Testament fame with another Samaritan, a woman of John 4. She was apparently of lesser Importance than the good Samaritan of the Parable. If I have called her "good' it is because of what is associated with her through conversation with Jesus at Jacob's well, rather than becausa of any merit In her. As a matter of fact, she wasn't a woman of good reputation. She had had five husbands and was living with a man who was not her husband. Jesus made it plain that He knew all about her. We do not know the upshot of the story, or whether the woman, like another woman "which was a sinner" (Luke 7:36-47), experienced a cnange of heart and life. But Jesus must have seen some good In that woman, or He would hardly have spent so much time in conversation with her. The story, which occupies the major part of John 4, as I see It, emphasizes these things: 1. The humanity of Jesus and His unconventionality, with His complete freedom from the prejudices —• racial and religious — that In our own time have been all too evident in many of His professed followers. 2. The realism of Jesus in disregarding the limiting customs and manners of the time. It was not only the uscage to.- a man be conversing thus with a woman In > public place, but when the woman was a Samaritan, and of none too savory life, It made the matter even more contrary :o all convention. It was no wonder Hint, the disciples, as they returned from the city, "marveled" (John 4:27). A modern minister might well have eared for his reputation In > similar encounter. Jesus had no ear of "what people will say" where goodness and human MX were Involved. worship (John 4:23, 24) thai came out of the conversation and that have given that conversation supreme importance. 4. The acknowledgment by Jesus of his. messiahship. "I that speak unto you am he." 4. Finally, the woman's witness and the fact that many believed in Jesus, not only because of her witness, but because they had found Him for themselves. (John 4:39-42). In every respect, in the facts and details, as well as in the tell ing, It is a remarkable story, and it is well that the Gospel of John adds so much to the incidents in the three former Gospels. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Never Miss Various Types of Bidding Just about a month from now, during the Washington's Birthday weekend, the annual contest for the Vanderbilt Cup will be staged in New York. The trophy was donated by Harold S. Vanderbilt, who Invented the game of contract bridge in 1925 and who organized this annual tournament in 1928. Today's hand Is taken from last year's contest to illustrate a point of bidding that most bridge players overlook. Only the exceptional slayer tries to keep track of which side the hand belongs to. When Edgar Kaplan, the New York expert whose team won the Vanderbilt Cup last year, held, the South cards be decided to open the bidding. It's ft debatable open- Ing bid, with only one Jack in high-card strength outside of the hearts, and ninny experts would j prefer, (o puss Instead of bid. Ncv- cannot be called eccentric; it'« a borderline hand. Perhaps West was a bit timid to pass; but this was another borderline case. Ruth Sherman, with the North cards, had a perfectly normal response of two hearts. The response of two hearts showed about 6 to 10 points in a hand with support for hearts. Kaplan knew that his partner might have only 4 or 5 points in high cards; and he could count only 11 points th eopponents had a. majority of the hand befcinged to the enemy. If South tamely passed. West in his own hand. It was clear that the 40 points in the deck. Hence might reopen the bidding and get what belonged to him. Hence Kap- NORTH *Q85 V 10874 • X1063 + K5 n WEST A K 10 71 , « AQJ7J4 BAST AAS4J ¥63. »J2 + AJ931 gOCTB (D) V.AKQJS *10»7«.4 East-West vul. South Wt* N«ik las* 1V Pass 2 V Put 4 V Pasi Past Pan Opening lead—A1 By RICHARD KLEINER NEA Staff Correspondent; NEW YORK — There'll always be an England', but it may not be quite the same ofter this confession: Sarah Churchill is muddled about her King .Richards. This shocking fact came to light when Miss Churchill was discussing the coming two-hour version of Shakespeare's "Richard II" on Hallmark Halll of Fame. Maurice Evans will play the title role and Miss Churchill will be Queen Anne. "Let me see," shr mused. "Which was Richard II? I'm muddled about my Richards. Richard III—he was the hunchback. And Richard I was the LIon-Hcarted. Richard II—that's our hoy—he was the son of the Black Prince." Now that we've unmuddled the three Richards, we come next to Richard, the forthcoming play. Miss Churchill naturally thinks It'll be pretty good. She wishes, though, that it could be done out- of-doors. "I think that's one thing." she says, "which will be good about doing drama from California. Think how nice it would be to do Socrates or some Shakespeare in Story published In a local newspaper quoted a 14-year-old reform- school boy a,s saying, to a sheriff:"Momentarily I forgot I had loaded' the gun." Any kid who could rem^ ember a word like that, ought to be- able to remember whether the gun was .loaded.—Lexington Leader. 75 Yeors Ago In BlythtYille Miss Elizabeth Blythe and Miss Anabel Bryant spent this past weekend in Little Bock visiting ' relatives. Betty Frances Woodson was leader of the program at a meeting of the Brooks Junior Girl's Auxiliary of the First Baptist Church yesterday afternoon at the church. L. E. Old went to New Orleans" ' yesterday to attend the Investors Syndicate convention being held there this week. South decided not to risk it. They bid five hearts ana were doubled. The loss here was 400 points. This difference of 400 points was largely due to the fact that -ne player knew what was going on and made sure that his opponents couldn't find out. If you see a family car start with a jerk and speed up to forty in low gear, it may not be the .adult driver's fault, says Arch Nearbrite. The car just hasn't tamed down yet after being driven by college boys or girls who were home for the holidays. Big Breakfast Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1,4 Popular breakfast combination 8 Kind of muffins 12 British money of account 13 Great Lake 14 Solitary 15 Through 3 Spread for bread 4 Weird 5 Broad smile 6 Titter 1 Ocean 8 Gore 9 Chicken disease 10 British princess 11 Cape 27 Thinks 28 Roman date 41 Goes (Bib.) 42 Halt -- B .. iiuape jo Afman aaie <ji nail 16 Lively dances n Dealer in cloth29 For fear that 43 Blood (prefix] 1. Tb« frttt word* •onc*rolng crtbtlcu, K»pltn'» decision to bid Ian decided to bid again in the hope of keeping the enemy out. And he decided to bid game rather than just three heart* partly or the moral effect of this show of strength and partly because there might even b« a play for the game if North had til her strength In clubs. As It turned out, south wai down ,wo. Nobody could double htm, «nd ,he loss of 100 points his cancelled by his honors. At the other table East and Wfat bid up to four spades. This could k*v< b««n dtfMtctf, but North and 24 Girl's namt 25 Jewel 26 Life fluid (prefix) 18 Drooping 19 Avarice 20 Strong cords 23 Rower : 21 Exist 22 Burden 24 Painful 26 Pile 27 Unit of wire measurement 30 Each 32 Draw back 34 Haphazard 35 Eats away 36 Malt beverage 37 Pretty 39 Enumerate 40 Newts 141 Obtained ! 42 Disgrace 45 Man's nam« 49 Moderate 51 Pedal digit 52 Leave out 53 Burden 54 Her breakfast was forbidden fruit 55 Flower 56 Revis* 57 Indian weight DOWN 1 Jumps 31 Beverage 44 French frienril 33 Punctuation 46 Toiletry cas» mark 47 Wander 38 Water- 48 Horned encircled land ruminant 40 Vacant 50 Fish egg» 2«

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