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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAOI EWRT »Lt'lHB»lLT,B, (A*K.) OOURTBR FRIDAY, AUGUST t, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HA1NES, Publisher BARRY A HA!NES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertl»ini U«ntjer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Del roll, Atlanta. MemphU. Entered as iccond class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkaiuu, under act of Con* freii, October 9, 1917 Member of The Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city cf Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier lervica it maintained. 25c per week • By mail, wllhin a radius or 60 miles, |5.00 per -rear. »2.50 for sli monlhs, 11.15 (or three motittu: by mail outside 50 mile aone. $12.50 per year payable In advance.' Meditations Bui the manifestation at the Spirit li tivtn t* •very man to profit withal.—1 Cor. li:1. • w • The work of the Spirit Is to impart life, to implant hope, to give liberty, to testify or Christ, to guide UK into all truth, to teach us fill things, to comfort the believer, and to convict the world ot sin.—D. L. Moody. Barbs It's a real break that the girl wlw has scarcely a thing to wear is right In style this summer. • • • ' It's utekH to dltpiilt (he nun who admits he'» a failure. • • • A. second-hand car often Is advertised, as "Perfectly okay." Yeah—as far u it goes. • • * Why hi it your front yard l> always better 4h»n your nelchbor's— for lh« neighbor's kids to play inT • • * Anyone who claims to hire no bad htbiu 1. just too good to b« tru«. Truman Can't Win the Feud Over Illinois Judgeships President Truman has placed himself In an extremely awkward position hy feuding with Democratic Senator Douglas of Illinois over the filling of federal judgeship vacancies in that state. Chicago and northern .Illinois lawyers, polled as to their preferences, hav« voted in favor of the Douglas slate of candidates and against Mr. Truman's choices. Douglas said his course of action would he guided by the poll results. H can be expected, therefore, that he will now seek the support of his Senate colleagues in opposing the President's candidates. This aid almost, certainly will be forthcoming, since Senate tradition .dictates that senators stand together solidly in these matters. When Mr. Truman nominated two judges of his own choice and ignored the Douglas recommendations, he flouted one of the most cherished Senate customs. The United States Code states that the President shall appoint federal judges "with the advice and consent of the Senate." Through long years, "advice" has come to mean the advice of the senators from the stale where the appointment is to be made. Not often have presidents failed to observe the courtesy o"f respecting a senator's counsel. But in this instance Mr. Truman' has chosen to do so. All reports agree the President was angered by evidences of Douglas' party "irregularity." He frequently trumpets for government economy in a way that seems to reflect on Ihe soundness of Mr. Truman's budget estimates. He took part in the Senate inquiry into the RFC, a probe that deeply embarrassed the Administration. Recently he conducted an investigation into government ethics, ;uul there were more aspersions cast on Administration morals. Douglas called for Secretary of State Acheson's resignation on the ground he was a "war casualty." And he has lei it be known he favors General Eisenhower for the 1952 Democratic nomination, if Mr. Truman himself is not a candidate. None of this behavior is calculated to endear him to the President, who puts great store by party loyalty and regularity. Douglas has pointed out in vain that he votes with the Administration about 80 per cent of the time. His assurances of basic loyalty apparently have been shrugged off. One may seriously question the wisdom of alienating a senator who so faithfully backs the President most of he lime, simply because he insists on showing * certain independence of mind. Is this the way to encourage brave statesmanship on Capitol Hill? On« ma)' also question Mr. Truman'i political ihrewdn«»t tn thk C*M. If Douglas enlists hia colleague*' help, th« President cannot win. He may never appoint theae particular Douglaa candidates, but neither will he ever b« abl« to put over judge* who are »trictly ot his own choosing. Mr. Truman has tried to penalize independence. Barring the unforseen, he will fail in this attempt. It is likely that he, rather than Douglas, will emerge from this feud with diminished stature and influence. U. S. Hits Back The United States has decided to hit hack against rigid Russian restrictions which virtually bar American diplomatic personnel in Moscow from driving a car. The Hussians not only have a stiff driving test. They demand that Americans be aljle to explain the theory of internal combustion engines, and know,}iow to repair them. This kind of training i» not usually standard equipment for diplomatic attaches. We propose now to make Russian diplomatic staff people in Washington take the same tests required of other Washington residents. Heretofore, they've had it easy. But is this enough ? How about demanding that they all he graduates of automotive engineering schools? Or personal acquaintances of at least one car manufacturer? That's a little more in the true Soviet vein. Views of Others St. Lawrence Scheme Tabled The Howe public works committee voted Thursday to table the at. Lawrence seaway bill. "For all practical purposes," noted Th« Associated Preu report, "the proposal again was burled" by thli action. The measure "cannot again be brought before the committee,' 'It was explained, "units* two-thirds of the membership » votes or unanimous consent is obtained." Democratic commlt- Uemen Joined their Republican colleagues in th« vote to table despite President Truman's insistence that the bill be passed and the elaborate administration propaganda In its support. The House committee's turn-down is the fourth defeat suffered by the scheme since Its birth In the boondoggling days. IU earlier defeats were in 1934, 1944 and 1943. Camouflaged as a "defense project" this year, the disguise was speedily stripped to a billion-dollar expenditure during a national and international crisis forcing prodigious outlay for defense. We may expect a fifth effort to force It upon Congress. But we hjvV th« right to hope that its proponents will postpone their next drive until the present crisis is mastered and the nation's financial situation has been improved to the point where vast outlays for nonessentlal projects may be brought up for consideration without the national risks they Ignored thij year. That observation applies with equal force to other billion and muUibllllou dollar non-defense and nonesscntial schemes dreamed up In ths Washington bureaus and espoused by "regardtess- of-expcnie" drivers In the back seats of the Truman administration. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Cracking Down on Dope Recent shocking disclosures of the peddling of dope to teen-agers must be followed by remedial action. In Congress one pending measure, already passed by the House, would make prison sentences mandatory for those convicted of violating narcotics laws. Another would expand the staff of the Bureau of Narcotics. Yet it would be > mistake to leave this Khole task to federal action. Much needs to be done at state and local levels. Too often prosecution under slat* laws has been lax. Often it has been abandoned entirely in cases in which federal prosecution took place. This abandoning of the field by the slates is unwise. In cases in which both federal and stale narcotics laws are violated, the offender can be Iried and convicted under both and ran serve one sentence after the othvr. Such enforcement, along with the training of local narcotics squads in ferreting out violations, can do much toward stamping out this illicit traffic. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Opponents of civil rights legislation say it's not poiMble to legislate against segregation, and conlciid \ve should let things work themselves out We donl have time for things to work themselves out ... we need every friend we can get. —Philip WilUie, member Indiana House of Rcpre- scntaiives. • * • We aie sick unto dcalh of the little men in high office. All we need Is for men, big and little, to make self-less decisions and to vote always for Ihe good of the country whelher it leaves one In or onlol office.—Sen. Charles W. Tubey (R, N. H.I. • *. * There Is no guarantee ot perpetuity for our labor institution! or our living standards. American labor should awaken to the fact that economic und social peril lies not far down the road ahead.—John L* Lewis. 'Ain't Nobody Here ButXJs G. I.V Peter frfson's Wathington Column — Slick Maneuvers Take Teeth Out of Model 'Wetback' Law (Second of two dispatches on the new Mexican "wetback" labor law.) WASHINGTON - (NBA)— The ight to gel a gcod foreign farm abor bill through Congress goes back to \tifl March, when Democratic Seu Dennis Chaver of New Mexico inlioduced what he called the "Farm Labor Stabilization Act." He intended it to apply to all immigrant labor — Mexican, Puerto Rican, British West Indian or Genual American. He wanted standards of em- Peter Edsoi ployment conditions set op to protect them all and also to protect the rights o! American labor. He would have made it a crime to employ au Illegal alien. U". would have followed most of Ihe recommendations of the President's Commission on Migratory Labor, intended to correct abuses In the employment of these "wetbacks," as they are called. To get around this model legislation, Sep. Allen J. Ellender of Louisiana, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Ccmmittee, introduced two bills. One provided for the importation, of Mexican labor alone, unuer much less stringent conditions The other than the Chavez bill, made it a felony, subject to J2000 fine and five years Imprisonment for hiring illegal immigrants. This waj a smart legislative trick. The excuse for separating the two measures was that the second was an immigration question, not agricultural. The Intent was to have thi* second measure referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee — where it would buried. Senator Chavez was bitter over (his procedure. He charged that the Senate was willing to spend more money on the hoof and mouth disease, t-j protect cattle, than to prated American citizens by keeping out. illegal immigrants. "If yuur purpose is to save money," he demanded, "why don't you import Argentine, beef?". ^ : . Chavez Withdraws Amendments His own bill not even considered by Senator Ellender's Agricultural committee. Senator Chavez tried to strengthen the Ellender bill by a series of a:nendment.s. He was beaten on the first one. 69 to 12. On the floor of the Senate, Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois walked over to Senator Chavea and urged, S« EDSON on Paje lz IN HOLLYWOOD Bq ERSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent* HOU/YWOOD —IKEA)— Mona Freeman, 2 movie doll-face who wouldn't any more think of murdering the King's English than Jreer Garson or Vivien Leigh, passed the wore to me today that, she was "U.VBOUND for important stardom al Paramount." UNBOUND? Yes, students, I did a double- take, loo "You mean BOUND." I laughed, .'iguring that the hen o! the afternoon hfd tallied her. "No," insisted Mona Freeman, UNBOUND" The peachcA-afid-cream beauty blushed as she peeked behind the door to rrake sure that no eavesdroppers ^ ere around. "You see I've been living o'll the FLAT or tl:e land." I Hashed her the come-again message. "Mr contract has been extra bindinj," .Mona whispered, flicking speck of lint very deliberately from Ihe edjce of her scoopcrl-out neckline. 'BINDING.' "You mean ..." "Yes." sifhcd Mcna. 'It's those lecn-jger" parts I've been pia.ung. It holds a girl down. There's sort ol cjrsel thing. It's a straight piece of 11,-rtterial and it goes where the—er mustard plaster goes when you have * chest cold Catch on?" HE THOUGHT WRONG "Why. 'Mona 1 always thought "Yes. rnafs whal a lot ol people thought," Mtna snapped as she struck a junior Denise Darnel pose sideways. "It's given me a kind of inferiority complex "I (ruts* that lots of people seeing me on the screen have said 'That poor girl. Doesn't she kno^ lhat exercise can help her cnndl lion?'" j Johnson: "Tsk. tsk." > "1 did 'Dear Ruin.' 'Dear Wile'i and all the other little-girl pic- | tures, Bui then the script o[ 'Dear i Brat' camt along and il said that I now I was » college girl. j "So I lelt olf the harness and showed up in » sweater. They took one look at me and died. They say. 'This glrl'i; too developed to even play a college girl. On with the straps agan." Johnson, Two more l-.Rc.v. Mona flu Mo.iner moaned. "I'm not being strapped down acain iiiUesi It's Jor a remake of •The Majoi and the Minor. Thai was a grtwii woman pretending to be \ kid M\ last rims in the bjy- ish, nrpiuhncmt Is in 'Darlin?. ,ace myself up, I'd think. Para- ouiu, .-low Could You.'" "1 playc-a Joan Fontaine's very I'oung daughter. Naturally I couldn't play it standing next to Jjan without . " Mona caught, her underli; between her teeth.. "I mean, it/3 lun to play a teen-aged idict, ior a while, but it doesn't build you Into a star and it doesn't sell tickets at the box-oflice. That's why Paramount is now letting me -er—EXPAND." NO 1 COMPARISON Had Mona heard how Jane Russel fared in "MonUsna Belle." a movie that's been held back from the movfj theaters? Jane, I informed Mona, went around dlsguLs- ed as a boy in that one and no doubt she was one STRAPPING, lac. "You ^Jr.'t compare mo with Jane i usi-c 1 ]!." Mona protested. "1 mean I I'm Just Average and Jane's—er—erj —I mean J^ne probably WAS uncomfortable- 1 ' taid that I'd a^k Jane about It some day. "L^t me know what she says," Mona winked. "People forget that I'm 25, mar- ricii and a mother." Mcna declared. "I've be-M at Paramount since I was 11. An actress singly can't go on playing kids forever, it gets liw- tully borjtig I want to play ro- ninntic rolei. I don't mean the kinvi ol movies that Olivia de Havilland and Dctte Davis make. An actress .shouUin't attempt that until Sr* HOM.YWXHI Kage 12 Jchn R. Crawford, of Philadelphia, thought lhat she had the usual strong hand and decided that there would be tricks to burn at a grand slam contract. There weren't. West opened a low trump, and Mrs. Wagar won in her own hand. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBY Wrillen for ,VEA Service Experts Con Make Some Mistake! In the ftee hours of the morning when alj (he tournament players aie asleep and dreaming of grand slams, the cleaning staff gets busy on the floor of the tournament rocm. t wonder whether they find :ill the tricks lhat were dropped there during the day. It's a cinch that lots of tricks '^et cirop[>cd eien by the experts. For example there was the famous xrjnd slam played In the national tournament of 19<8 by Mrs. Mar' iiarcl WasRi ol Atlanta. Mrs. W->jar's jump to tour spades •11 the Sovih hand usually shows a NORTH WEST * 10743 VK52 • 10 8 8 1 *K4 VA9 4> AKQ54 + A987 IAST 42 South 1 A 4* Pass • J92 + Q655J SOUTH (D) AAKQJ98 V Q 10 a 2 + J10 Neither tide vul. West North Eut Pass 2 * Pas> Piss 7 * Pin Pass Opening lead—A 3 once over lightly- A A. Gather 'round, chlllun, and Pappy will, spin you a, sea «tory\>f th» Old Navy, wherein men were men and «n oyster fork-was nothing to sneer at In the presence of a ipray-ci listed Academy man. Having sampled every pha&tAf Navy life, from Leavenworth-typ, accomodaiions along the windswept shwtline of La^ Michigan to the lush splendor of an officers' wardroom, I can vouch for the fact that the oyster fork Is a symbol. It is a symbol not regarded lightly by the career Navy. The oyster Tork'Is hela in.the same high esteem as LJ the bouillon spoon, tru pickls fork, the. napkin ring and the latest edition of Knight's Mod- Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM t,, GILROY, D. D. When Saint Paul wrote to Timothy ill Timothy 2:15): "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed," he was probably referring to Timothy's work as a Christian leader "rightly dividing the word of truth." But. Paul would undoubtedly have applied the same principle to all work iu the business of earning a living, or perhaps one should say more properly earning the right to live. Pnul thought that everything r.houtd be done to the glory of Gou (I Corinthians 10'31), and he was very specific on the matter of earning the right to Ihe. Paul reminds the Christians that they were members one of another He said that the strong should serve the weak, and that all Christians should bv love serve one another. Romans 15:1; Qalatians 5:13.) Bpt vvl'.en he saw certain unworthy ones take advantage of the good will of others, and using these fine Christian principles of brotherly love, not to serve and do their part, but to infringe upaii tjie work of others, he was Wunt and decisive. If a man did not work, he said, neither should he eat. In the Christian economy every one should, help ern Seamanship. Naturaiiy. the Navy is a bit hurt by a House committee's quibbling attitude toward- a small Naval stockpile of 10,683 dozen oyster I'orks. Thdi totals 12S.316 oyslw forks. Some capital circles are r«. au-alri that, this revtia- lion will provide aid ana comiort to the enemy by indicating the size of our Navy It is known that oyster forki oldivr-type utemils as enlist- iiieu are generally issued mar- brother, but there is no for loafers. place That was a sound principle; but what Paul did not foresee was the situation in a modern complex society when. In periods of deep depression, many who asked only for work and self-help, were unable to li'id it. * Back In rny student days. In the wealthy city of Toronto. I saw men in a long line outside a downtown newspaper'ifflee, which was handing out bread. Same later, when I was a pastor In Brantford, Ont.. "the telephone city," from which Bell conducted his early experiments, and which now contains an elab-rafr and beautiful memorial to him. I found a large group pf recently-arrived Englishmen and Scotchmen facing the winter without work, without food, and without clothing. I* set up a second-hand clothing emporium in the basement of the church, and handed out clothing while the YWCA across the'road established a soup kitchen, and provided one meal a day. Since those days, at "the turn of the century, much has happened, moat of It for the better. Nearly all :he jobless men with whom I dealt years ago later found jobs and became valuable citizens. But where others are not so worthy new .forms of indigence have developed. Those who won't work now eat at the expense of the community's scale relief program. large- What would Paul hove had to say about this? I do not know; but I do know that all the problems associated with work, unemployment and living, are moral and spiritual problems, with which Christian teaching and principles have much do. Those who, for various reasons find themselves dependent upon relief, are by no means either unworthy, dishonest, or indigent Probably this is true of the great majority of the needy, and the actually lazy and indigent bring unjust criticism upon measures inherently humane. At the foundation of all welfare individual and social, 'is character The very conditions of life today are character-testing, and the oni; character that stands the test is the character built upon the ancient Judaic,- and Christian standards of Integrity, regard for others, and devotion to the common- td in spikes with which to spear their oysters. However, it would be rather difficult for an enemy to assume a certain number of enlisted men per oyst— L mean officer. I speni a delightfully brief period aooaro an LST (landing snip, tcurisi) winch carried a crew </*o officers and 70 enlisted men, it It. tio of seven to one. (However, i never did find out which seven were mine. so I had Eo go shining my own shoes and doing my own laundry., But this ratio, the Bureau 01 Personnel discovered, was a srave error and whacked it in hall, I'hus between normal variance aud snafu's, ;iie foe has no way of knowing what they're up against on the basis of oyster forks aboard. In fact, the exact number of oyster forks issued each oliicer is a iranticallv-guarded military secret. Even when aucard ship, I was un- iible' to obtain any speciiic information on this matter. Being top secret, the oyster forks aboard a cruiser i inhabited briefly were kept lockvd up In Combat Intelligence center along with the radar gear and the skipper's private pin- oall machine. As a matter of fact, being a new- ly-hutched officer who had not served the, required s.x-months security prcbation, I cUu»i't even have an oyster lork. I was isiued a .45 automatic, allowed la roam the s;up at, will anci even got to read tiie log a. .time or two. But no oyster iork. At the time I didn't know u|| of the Navy's 128,315 oyster fc™, 125,064 had turned out to be of inferior quality, leaying only 3,3.32 fit Jor active 1 duty. Had this information leaked out. it would have shat- .tered the morale of the entire U.S. Navy. Hundreds ot. less stable men might have cracked and fled their posts at Oit thought of eating oysters with an ordinary dinner 'fork. » Being a thrilty branch of the service, however, the Navy is not plannin; (c deep-six the shoddy silverware. A dispatch from Washington states that the Navy will keep the snafu-ed forks but "would-. n't dream of using them — except in an emergency." I'm glad that kind of an emergency never arose in my duration- plus sojourn with the Navy. I don't know what I would have done had I ever heard the loudspeakers boom "General quarters! Man the oyster forks!" I probahljr wouh) have abandoned ship. With seven diamonds out, there was no way lor (lie suit to provide more than three discards. That would be enough to take care of one club and two hearts—but declarer would still have a losing heart. All this went through Mrs. Wagar's mind in about one second flat. Then she led the queen of hearts from her hand. It wasn't » true finesse, of course, [f West nad covered with the king of hearts South would have been right, bank where she started. But West had to decide on a course of action in a split second. He played low. hoping that declarer would not stake the grand slam on a finesse at the second trick. West's play dropped a very heavy trick on ;.he floor, since the grand flam depended on it. The queen of hearts held Ihe trick, and now there were several different ways to make 13 tricks. weal. These things need emphasis toi er- ery local community and in our national life. Huge Landmark 1 Miss a 15 Years Ago In Blytheyiile- Mrs. Prank Whitworth an. Irene Crowder left yesterday for ft tour which will'take them to Detroit, Toronto. Nl3gt»ra Falls anci Cleveland. They are making (he trio by rail. Mr. p.nd Mrs. H 5. Caldwell •>' Hot Sprinsi anr.oi'iice Ihe birth o' a son, Wednesday, July 29. Before her marriaje Mrs. Caldwell was Miss Hilda Holland, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Meyer have •rtnrncd from the trip to Dululh, How Could You. 1 ' Ever) Urn* I'd ; lu .uon ie j hwirl. Her partner,! Minn., »nd point* of Cir,id». HORIZONTAL I Depicted famous landmark, th* monument 11 Speak clearly 12 That mart 13 Foot lever 14 Peak 17 Near IB Hebrew ascetics 20 Pronoun 21 Rip 23 Distant 25 Sea eagle 26 Pastry 27 "Sunshine Slate" (ab.) 28 is mad» of while marble 29 East Indict (ab.) 30 KxclAmalion of satisfaction 31 Achievement 33 East Indian Irce 36 Indolent 37 Gaelic 33 Six (Roman) 35 Women's club 4.S Preposition « Greek letler 48 Deletion device 19 Stir 50 Sensible S3 Liberal feelings VERTICAL 1 Table attendant i Limb 1 Thoroughfare fab.) 4 Parts of th* body 5 Chilli 6 Bare 7 Lake in Sweden 8 Story 9 On tim* Cab.) 10 Sein* 12 Detest 15 Persian port 16 Impudent 18 Hermit* 19 Cloys 22 Temper ' 24 II honors the' " of His Country" Answer to Prcvioui Puzzl* 31 H is mor» than hundred, feet high 32 Redact 34 Whispers 35 Game of chance 40 Spoken 41 Demolish 42 Smell 43 Arabian o 44 Persia 47 Wile 4» Alcoholic beverage SI Daybreak 52 C; pi L/ayorean i fcomb. forml j Canadi'an I province (akjr

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