The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1946 · Page 4
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COU&IER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 13, BLYTHBYBLLB COUBfflB NKWB IBB OOUJi^B NBWfl OOk M. W. HADOg, PMMMiir •Ortngj F. MOJUUI. Mt«r to National AdiuiIMm .00, New T« MB, Atlanta. Mtmphto Afternoon BM«pt Buaday M Meaod claa* matter at ttw i at BJythevttle, ArkuuM, u&fler act of Ooo- gn«, October 9, W7. airred or ta* cttt«a any - •UBflCRlPTION RATK8 Bj canter ta UM city at HrttttrOte or juburbah town wh«* carrier atxrlo* U tatacd. 20e per week, or Ue per month. . By nail, within a radlui of 40 nrflM. MM p«r year, $2.00 for ate month*. »1.00 (or tbre* aubtbi; br mall ouUtd* M mil* wo*. »10.00 p«r parable to adraqp*. their "cnlightcn- onabled them to Frenzied Forgetfulness Ever since the first combatant atoin- ic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima the his' toric morning of AIIR. C, crushed the lust remnants of Japanese resistance and, ;• in effect, ended the most horrible war • ; in history, well-intentioned Americans have been apologizing to our late en- emics for the "outrageous" cmploy- menl of this "inhuman" weapon. Ilr ~-.l dividual citizens, fraternal organir.n- i lions, church federations have all expressed their sympathy to the grief•- stricken survivors of the "innocent" '•« men, v.'omen and children slain in their £ homes by the cataclysmic explosion. * It was but a short stei> from this ',', initial reaction to the subsetiuent tie';: mauds that the Navy's atomic bomb tests in fhe Pacific be not only postponed, but cancelled entirely, Knch £ bomb exploded in Bikini lagood would i constitute an irreparable blow at world '4 peace, international amity, man's hu- :; rnam'ty to man, it was—and is—said. Now the inevitable climax to all this endemic sentimentality has been * reached. Americans charged with high ".'• positions of public trust are calling for '..: the legal abolition of the atomic bomb as a recognized wcai»n of international * • warfare. The bomb has in a few brief mouths—if not, indeed, minutes—completely revolutionised existing concepts of the national defense. A catastrophic weapon, it can obliviate all considora- tion^'of.long'rnnge military and industrial power; it can bring quick and complete victory--total and crushing j,_; , <Jeleut. The. suggestion that it be "out" lawed" should not, therefore, be bhmd- £?• ly accepted without a searching aiuil- I? ysi.s of the historical precedents and S- the possible results. — • There are historical precedents, you \r - know. And they are most enlightening. ;-- Immediately after the first "war , to TT. end war," peoples at long last "freed" f~ of. 'the specter of bloody conflict ex»••. pressed their new-found friendship and ~i understanding in concrete terms. Unix' der the inspirational leadership of the ~ : ; United States, they "disarmed" in £; 1922, they made clear their horror at '^•- the "infamous" use of the submarine, and tlrey formally outlawed aggressive warfare itself in 1927. Admirable sentiments, those—sentiments to be applauded by every intelligent and peace-loving person in all the world. There was only one thing wrong with them. Their very expression destroyed thenj—and very nearly destroyed their glorious authors as well. The peaceful nations disarmed, yen;disanned, denounced the submarine in spirit as in words, and actually renounced aggression. Hut the international killers didn't—and the head-in- sand munificence of ed" neighbors almost conquer the world. Uecause the weapons with which Germany, Italy, and Japan set out to humble the earth by gracious default ,, were,--in the final analysis, but modern developments of well-charted designs, they failed, lint make no mistake about this: With the atomic, bomb they would not have failed. They would have succeeded in weeks, and those of us who might now be living would draw our breaths only at the revocable will of a foreign master. It behooves us, then, to examine carefully the lovely "humanitarianisrn" of those who would have us "outlaw" tlii^ atomic bomb. \Ve might just find, to their horror no less ill an ours, that these present-day "friends of the world," who so readily forget that the 'bomb which took 100,000 Japanese lives at Hiroshima saved perhaps a millon American lives doomed on Nipponese invasion' beaches, are in reality the modern counterparts of well-meaning prewar isolationists. What Is This, a Continuous Juggling Act? FOR SALE 2000 BUSHELS RALSOY SOY BEANS Planted from State Certified Seed 50 Tons Alfalfa Hay D. if. L. 14 Cotton Seed EARL MAGERS Dell, Arkansas Phone 635 Radio Sales & Service Felix A. Carney 138 East Main 1'hon* 3616 B*k* - Phillip. KoUiuoB Bentc* - Ftltt CarBiJ FOR SALE! 1'6 Ga. Corrugated S(e«l Culverts in l« Ft- ' Lengths with Connecting bunds. : '. ' They're Lighter than Concrete, Easier to '• Install and Will Last a Lifetime. CALL OR WRITE- LEE WILSON & CO. Strain on the Family Ties The young English war bride who deserted her American husband just 2<1 hours after she rejoined him in North Carolina should, it seems to us, have thought twice before leaving to join her aunt in New York. It's one thing simply to break up a private home, and quite another to place a strain on the family ties binding the United States and Great Britain. If the young lady in question doesn't see how her biting references to her spouse's Salisbury "shack" could conceivably affect Anglo-American amity, she obviously" hasn't heard"of Worth Carolinian reaction to "Tobacco Uoad." WASHINGTON COLUMN Big Gamble In Cotton HY PETKIt KDSON , «Ee out their prices are exempted. Nli/Y Washington Correspondent I 1 liut the uniform margin for spec- WASH1NCTON. April 12, (NEA) I ulativi- purchases will be *10'.» —Congressional irritation <n'er now OPA orders Increasing the margins required fur gambling in futures on (lie cotton exchanges l>«s for cotton at 25 cents a pound advancing $10 a bale for every one- cent increase in the price of cotton At '29 cents the margin would be $50 a bale, iiie anyone wanting to gamble a little In cotton futures would have to put up his $50 per bale oti shut up. Jt is this order which has thrown the cotton bloc congressmen into an uproar. They say it will ruin the small farmers and the small mills. Actually. It is questionable if either will be affected, as they don't deal through the big exchanges. Most small farmers have already sold their last year's crop. Sales [for imnicdiute delivery to the mills nren't under the regulation. SO THEY SAY Nn/i Gormnny Is crushed but the danger to democrncy has not yet been stamped mil.—David Zr.slnvsky. Soviet foreign affuirs writer. The basic Justification for Hie VviUsU loan is lhat It would rmiblt nrltnin to join with us 'In making i\ living reality out o r these blueprints for *'orld recovery and reconstruction.— Fedprn] Hc.serve Chi.irinan Mtu-tniM S. Eccles. practically knew it Dy heart. Ihrt why did you do it, Colin? Wliy?" by Hazel Heidergott SKUV1CU. IN'd 3OTXII . TT was a long and very bitter night for Colin, lie had readied ;his decision by the time the . first rosy streaks of dawn appeared in the gray sky. He bathed then, and as he looked in the mir- i-ror while shaving, he saw that those long hours of mental turmoil had taken their toll. He ob.-. served with something of a shock •that there were gray hairs at his '.temples. Of course they hadn'i • arrived overnight; tnt he hat . never noticed them before. "I look three years older than God,' ' was his candid opinion. '. Colin fixed breakfast, and then : looked in on Ann. She wa | awake, and she made a face 'i him. "I fec\ beastly," site greet j ed him. "Do I or do T not hav ' a vague memory of your givin ] me some dope last night?" ' T j "It seemed like a good idea at i the time," Colin admitted. I . Breakfast was a rather silent i m«aS. Colta didn't want to be the I one to bring up the subject of the | previous night's alarms and excursions, and he didn't know if Ann remembered it. The morning air was chilly, and he had built a fire in the library fireplace, so they went in there for their -THAT tears it," Colin said *• abruptly. He got to his fee nd stood looking down at her I haven't nny right to you, Ann— not when you're so closely bourn Jock as that. I wouldn't Ic myself believe it, but—well, thi sort of forces belief." Ann looked at him incredu- ously. "What are you saying?" "Just that you may have your^ freedom, whenever you want it." "Yon can't do that, Colin. May- 3« you are bored with me—maybe you don't think I have a frt'ind— but I have m«re of a claim on you than that, Yoxi have to guard mo from now on, Colin. I s«d;n so careless left to myself." "I would always guard you—with my life," Colin said. "Whether ycni were mine or another man's. But V;^iy from now on?" "K you Wnnt your ohild to be born this time—' Oh Ann—no," Colin v»id. "It's too soon—it's not safe fur you You aren't strong enough. Yov can't mean it—that would be— positively criminal carelessness Ann twinkled at him, and,for a moment there WM » flash of thei old comradery. "There's b«n no official confirmaUon, but I'm reasonably suro. And it was—as Ijr taid, "What did Nina say last night, Colin?" I "She said that Jock had been i vn at smash-up—lhat he was drunk post-breakfast cigarets. Ann final- I Joan puts it—with malice afore'— —*'-• • ••*«"--* -» :J >.T:_- !--* I thought. You aren't sn displeased las that, are you, Colin? You don't I really want to bo rxt of me. do you?" ~ j —and that the girl with him had "' want to be rid of you? ~ j been killed." ' I are y° u lnad? l>e «kcd »' "Poor Jock," Ann said softly. m Tj* usl , 1MUe annoyea 1s , , , *<"' Colin corrected Ufce aisured him, deliberately mi;** i her, rather sharply. Then he re- 1 £ •'( mtmbcred his decision. "Ann— f, . last-anight—Ann, how did you ' i know something had happened to • i Jock? W« U a 4r«*m, or whit C her head, "U wasnt la dream. Tt w»s—rather awful. I Idcw't know how I knew* but I T knew he was in dreadful (rouble, understanding, "f'll tcil you now —though I was loo Yrirt, yesterday—that it burned ma up plenty that you should let Millicent read TOUT manuscript and not let me so much u sniff at it. She, was telling" me about your new novel yesterday — and naturally I couldn't admit to her that 5 hadn't M much »s glimpsed it, when she "T OOK, Ann," Colin said urgently, "would you mind if we get things straightened out one at a time?" "No, I wouldn't mind." "First—when I offered you your freedom, it was an offer born of a sleepless night and the conviction lhat it was what you wanted. Do you?" "I've answered that. No." Colin swallowed hard, and was silent for a few moments, lest his oicc betray his emotion. It was Icady by the time he continued, Do you realty want a baby ow?" "Of course, Colin, I made ftp my mind to that months ago 1 — I was in the hospital. Or»T of my first conscious thoughts." "Was the reason you were so nnsly to mr: yesterday that you hought I'd been seeing and consulting Millicent about my book behind your back?" Ann nodded, and looked a little ashamed. "Ann, Ann, and I thought you trusted me! Of course I haven't— Yesterday, -while I v/as away, Millicent called. Mrs. Larsen was here cleaning, and she knew Millicent. of course—she showed her into the library to wait for me. Millicent—well, I guess she was looking for something in the desk, and she found the carbon copy of my book manuscript, and had read it before I returned." There was a little silence, and then Colin wenV on, with a chuckle, "Milli- cenl i? honest, »nyw»r. She told me that you must be a much better wife than sHe had been—because at long last I seemed to have learned about women, as witness (he book." •'Colirl," Ann said joftly. "Yes?" "Will you come and get the kiss f didn't give you last night?" "My dear," Mid Colin, «» h« look her in his arms. Later, Colin s»id, "1 sty, Ann— I promised Nina I'd drive in today. Do you want to come along and sec Jock?" Ann was ^lent for a moment, comlderinc it. Then th* said, "I think I'll stay here, Colin." 1 <T» B* C«rtta*e«) mi interesting bit of backcronh'd which the protesting congressmen have so fur failed to take into consideration. The subject isn't of Interest- to cotton speculators alone, cither. The pvlce of cotton clothing is ulllnmtuly nl slake, and that covers everybody. '* • The stp'iv really begins on Jan. 15, when OPA Administrator Clj.es- tcr Bo\vles. guvc lyuvning that- might bo'necessary' to put er'.s bnse pvice ceiling of not les.'j thrm 24.42 >cenls n pound on the 194<; cotton crop. This legnl notice of intent \\iis given beemise 1045 cotton prices had Koni' above partly and cotton was the onlj major farm product lint under cciihic price control. Cotton prices continued to advance, however, to 20 cents t in March and over 28 cents—the highest price in 22 years—the first week in April. To offset this rise. OPA wns forced to grant increases in cotton textile prices oti March 8 of from 5 \o 15 per cent. TUc higher increases were given to textiles going into low-cost clothing, as an incen- ive to the mills to \veuve more of the most needed m:\tcvials. KOWI.KS SUGGESTS VOLUNTARY SFKCUI-ATJON CONTltOI/ At, the same tmie. Administrator Bowles w<:iu into ;v huddle with the heads of the cotton exchanges to suggest voluntary regulation of trading in cotton futures. Cotton was having a lot of attraction for loose, speculative money. Cotton wns the only commodity not nnder n ceiling price. The cotton mnrkct wns. therefore, the 4% FARM LOANS .Farm loans tjiad.e .to fit your individual needs. Our re-payment .privilege, granted all borrower*. Let us explain our Pre-Payrnent Reserve Plan. NO EXTRA CHARGES - NO APPLICATION, APPRAISAL, ATTORNEY'S or CLOSING FEES and NO COMMISSION If we arrange a loan with you it is good business for us to make it fit your needs becaase farm loans are a good investment only when they are good for the farm owner. NOBLE GILL AGENCY Glencoe Bldg. 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SON South Second ! , On Old Bertig Gin Lot LANGLEY & only place where there \vas a chance, to make n killing. Even Ihc stock market required 100 per cent margin, so only the big boys could afford to play there. The cotton exchanges did have a certain amount of voluntary rcgu- lulton over futures trading for speculation. Anyone wanting to buy cotton for future delivery had to put np margins of S10 cash per balo in Chicago. S15 in New Or- leiins. SM in ^evv York'. At 28 rents a pound, cotton is SHO a bale, so the murgin wasn't too steep. Bowles simply proposed that the ins be increased to drive the pecnlative money out of the market and to tvy to stabilize tho price at a lower level, so that hfi would- 't have to impose a coiling. When Sen. Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma, chairman of the .Scn- ite Agriculture Committee, heard •\uont the Bowles effect to get the cotton exchanges to curb .speculation, lie did- an amazing tiling Ho telegraphed the heads of all exchanges, advising them to disregard OPA and to refuse to increase fncii margin requirements. With this Kicking, the exchanges stood pat And the price of cotton contimied to go up. HOWI.KS ORDERS AX INCREASE. I IX TRADING MARGINS Howies—now moved in us Director of Economic Stabili/atinn—felt, lhat he hurt to act ov slvot his eyes to the bigRC.it breakdown of the entire stabilization program. On the other hand, if IIP aroused the enmity of the cotlon M.ite congressmen, they might vote against renewal of the OPA legislation now- under consideration. It wos 3 big gamble, but Bowles took Dy directive to OPA and tht> Department of Agriculture. lki\vles ordered the exchanges to increase their margins on cotton futures trading, cffcctivo April 9. 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