The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 23, 1951
Page 9
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MONTUT, 'AWT, », 1»S1 (ARlC.y OOtTKTCT KFWf T/M Nation Today: National Fevers— U.S. Blood Pressure Runs High as Events Keep Emotions Aloft By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, April 13. <AP> — On» ttringi thing about getting excited is that It helps us forget ^We may have Just gotten over being excited. J. When this Is over, we'll get excited about something else. And If you don't think so, Just remember some of the fevers of the past few months. The eeho of one national excitement had hardly Jaded before our blood pressure rose over something else. There was always something else. At this minute the nation steamed up over the Truman-MacArthur dispute. It's hardly a month since we had • high temperature over the troops- for-Europe debate, the so-called great debate in which we wondered whether sending any troops at all to our Allies In Europe was a good idea. Not as many people were aa Interested In that, thought, as In the Truman-MacArthur fus*. We Stayed Excited And at the same time we were ible to stay highly excited by the Senate's Kefauver crime investigation and the Senate's Investigation of doings In the RFC, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. There was a lot of talk, too, about ^tjt unsettled question whether to <»Si 18-year-olds. There was, of course, a flurry of excitement when the Republicans in Congress voted no-contidence in Secretary of State Acheson, out nothing to match the excitement we felt in late November and for more than » month afterward. That was when the Chinese Communists entered the Korean War against us, driving our troops back, a situation which caused the President to declare a national emergency. Then we got wage and price controls. And. of course, before thnt, there was the great excitement over the outbreak of war in Korea last June the event which touched off a whole line of fever peats. Although the past ten months or so have been bad for the national calm, they weren't much differeni from previous years in providing a quota of events that frayed tempers and kept us fever-hopping. Atom Bomb Explosion Take 1949, for ' instance: announcement by the President tha the Russians had achieved ar atomic explosion, two or three years before most of our experts said they could. ^vAnd in 1949'a Senate committee l^nke open the five-percenter racket, we Joined the history-making Atlantic Pact, the Navy disputed with the Air Force over the Navy's rclc in the air. and there was the trial of the top Communist lend ' ers In this country. That list doesn't cover all the steaming events. There were others, Just as there were In 1948: The 1848 elections which put the Democrats back In control of Con gress and President Truman back in the White House, again to the surprise of experts. That was the year of the Berlin airlift, when no one could say whether the next day would bring war. The Marshall Plan for help- Ing Europe got going that year. And in the House there was the Investigation which led to Algcr Hiss trials for pcrjirry and his going to jail this year. And the cnst of living was still shooting through the roof, in spite of those congressional experts who so confidently predicted that once OPA was killed, back in 1946, prices would go up briefly, then come down. The year 1947 had some event. if ll« own. such as passage of the Taft-Hartley Act after months o bitterest dispute. Howard Hughes war contracts were investigated this country and Russia cann o the parting of the ways. In 1946 the Republicans won con rol of Congress—that was the yea: OPA got Its death stroke—after a tough campaign that kept th country agog for months. Enough lor 194«. In the past six years none ha provided the excitement ol 194 when Germany and Japan quil Hitler killed himself, Presirten Roosevelt died, this country un- drapcd the atom bomb and dropped it on Japan, the United Nations got starts after months of preparation, and the congressional investigation of the Pearl Harbor disaster began. It seems safe to predict that before this Truman-MacArthur di pute has quieted down although, USE OUR EASY-PAY PLAN [GOODLY CAR TIRES GOOD/^EAR SERVICE STORES 407 W. Main Phone 2492 EYE FULL OF THE EIFFEL—You're on the topside looking down in this rare view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, The 975-foot steel tower, which has dominated the Paris landscape since 1898. Is more familiar to tourist* when pictured from below.. Courtright blushed, "we're the same girl." • • » • Una Merkel Joins Wallace Ford summer stock company tour man's new movie for hubby Ros" in ol "Come Back, Little Sheba. 1 Barbara Lawrence Joins Janet Leigh, Gloria de Haven and Ann Miller for a wild Indian romp — In black wigs and loose-fitting buckskin costumes—for "Two Tickets to Broadway." "And all of us!" she's saying, "look like Gertrude Berg In 'Molly.'" HOME BODY Romance for Lois Andrews, the former Mrs. George Jessel? As she tells It: "I stay home, cook wonderful meals. Invite my friends over to dinner and have a ball." • • • It's Gene Courtney's HIM rboul a movie doll who decided to divorce her husband- "She tried U> turn a wet blanket Into an electric one," Bob Hope's definition of tequila: "Mexican Drsno." . . . Ingrtd Berg- sellini goes into production In Purls some time in May. Philippe Gerard will co-star. well be up to our necks in some thing else. Hollywood Continued from page 8 stock. . . . 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