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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THZ COURIER NEWS OO. H. W HAINES, PubUiiwr JAUES L. VEHHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertlston Bate Nttton&I Adtertlilng R»pre»ent»Uv««: Wtllae* Witmer Co. N«w York. Chicago, Detroit, AtUnta, Uemphlt Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Bttend u ucond claw matter at the port- eSleg at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- (reu, October 9, 1S11 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrtet In the city ot Blvtbevlll* or an; •uburban town wben carrier servlc* la maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radlui ot SO miles. $4.00 per year, (2.00 <or six months 11.00 tot three month*; by mall outside 60 tulle tone tlO.OO per yeax payable In advance. Meditations Row art thou (alien from heaven, O Lucifer, •on of the mornlni! ho* art thou cut down to the (round, which didst weaken the iiatiomi— Isaiah 14: It. » » • Satan; so call him now, his former name It heard no more in heaven. —Milton Barbs None of her business Is what excites a woman. » ( . • • Listen my children and you shall hear a lol of things your par f nit wouldn't have said If they'd known you werv awake. • • • An Illinois boy of five plays a saxophone. Well, he Isn't too old for spanking. If you want to keep jour good name, iw It In your rubbera or umbrella. don't Meeting a person *> olten afterwards Is what often ruins love at first sight. five polica chiefs iinc« August. One was killed, another was wounded, two resigned and the fifth was convicted of manslaughter. Yet the town's mayor has received a couple hundred applications for the haw.rdous job fi'om all parts of the country. Jn New York City a tavern keeper has set out to reslove an institution of the nostalgic past—(lie uickel'ticer. Competitors and suppliers got together and boycotted him. H«J hud to buy "black market'' beer at high prices. The bartenders' union picketed his place. But he's still selling bci'r for a nickel. \Ve present this aa evidence to refute the frequent charge that the el'l'ele civilization of modern America has sapped the courage that pushed back the frontier, and the mournful and equally frequent complaint that the pioneering spirit is dead. Blytheville in Retrospect; Challenges of the Future The next session of the Blytheville City Council will mark the end of an eight-year tenure with E. R. Jackson as chief executive of the city and during that period the city has shown remarkable growth, much of it due to the manner in which the municipal affairs have been conducted. There are those who may say that mistakes have been made. But it should be remembered that the men who do the most are apt to make more mistakes than those who do nothing, and one of the real (,esls in life is to be able to rise above one's mistakes and move forward. Biytheville as a municipality has moved forward. It now has one of the finest municipal airports ot any city of similar size in the nation; it has added new industries, and it has shown a 50 per cent gain in population since the 1940 census. Cities can, and sometimes do, just grow but generally they grow because there is a guiding hand. Twentieth century transportation, has brought new headaches for city planners, and city officials who are chargred with the responsibility of keeping streets safe and open to handle the ever-increasing volume of traffic. Automatic traffic signals installed within the past year have lielped speed the flow of traffic through the business areas of the city. The installation of parking meters lias helped to provide parking space on Main foi those who come to shop in Blytheville stores. There have be<m health betterments during the time that Mayor Jackson has been in office. Garbage collections were undertaken as a municipal responsibility. Fire protection has been increased and the insurance rates reduced. But the fact that much has been done should not be construed to mean that little remains to be done in the future. The city's sewer system was planned for a city naif the size of the Blytheville of 194'J; some of the streets were paved when the city had no traffic or parking problems. They need widening and offer something in the way of challenge to the incoming administration. The keen interest in Tuesday's election is a healthy si^n. No city can function satisfactorily as a municipality unless a majority of its citizens are interested in the community and want to see it kept abreast of the times. But municipal officials will agiee that this interest is needed every week in the year if they are to give their best in service for all of the taxpayers. VIEWS OF OTHERS Communism as Religion If UVemen a self-dedication to that which, rightly or wrongly, Is deemed of infinite worth or 10 Involve absolute obligation, It becomes possible and, Indeed, necessary to regard . Russian Marxist Communism.,. .as a manifestation of man's religious nature.—Nathaniel Mlcxiem. Winston Churchill, speaking in Boston, said that the men of the Kremlin have a church, a hierarchy and missionaries. He spoke of their religion and their "doctrine of entire subjugation," This theme has itecn developed even more profoundly in the Catholic weekly, The Commonweal, by Father Joan deMennsce. He writes of the Communist "saint" who "lets himself be devoured by the 'Caut:<\'" It may seem a little strange that, a system which denounces religion as "Die opium of the people' 'should Itself b<i held religious. Certainly, Communism is not so In the sense thtit it shares fundamental assumptio:is about God with Christians, Jews or Mohammedans. Mr. Churchill and Ktither deMenasce, of course, have made lhat clear. But it Is a fact that Communism has built up a body of aspirations and dogmas which make the quotation above from the Principal of Mans- lield College, Oxford, a useful explanation ol Us devotees ,inside Russia sml out. Today this Is not an abstract philosophical speculation. Since the Kremlin is a real threat to world security, it is necessary to understand why the "party line," no matter what its twists and turnings, it 10 uuquestlonuigly followed. Why can William Z. Foster and Eugene Dennis, for example, openly declare that they would support a Red Army should one appear In the United Stales? How could Canadian citizens participate in a plot to s'eal atomic; secrets? Such persons are not traitors In the simple way of tlie hired spy. 'fliey are not just templed by "Moscow gold." Ths concern about Communists rises from their selflessness ,a selflessness based on a perverted, yet strongly held, faith. Father deMenascc talks of the Communist who is ready to sacrifice "his honor, his loyalties, his Judgments, his very being." This is a wrong-headed mysticism. It shows ''the temptation and the danger that the hcnrt of man runs when he crosses certain Interior frontiers." History Is full of the stories of ntroc'ous rites and dark crimes carried on in the name of high purpose. Thus the fan.Uica] Communist insists he is sacrificing himself for future generations. But the moralist warns that "sclf-linmolstion and the destruction of others for the sake ol a future humanity manifest a sort of bestiai survival in our human world." Personal sacrifice can bo noble. But it always must be human. It must never forget that each individual has a right lo work out his human destiny. It is Ihe glory of democracy that it offers the widest latitude to the individual without losing sight of the general good, present and future. We cannot be sure, but it may be that, a deep cynicism prevails on Hie highest levels ol the Communist hierarchy. Perhaps the many arc being deliberately manipulated by Ihc few. if so, there is a worm in the red apple. But it would be better to give long thought to The power of Communist fanaticism. Such thought ought to help those who talk of democracy to set before the world a more realizable hope, a more attainable goal. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The JSiew Truant Officer l2\ N vtdi,,-7 ^*- Story is Told That Fabulous Hope Diamond Once was Worn for Wes/cs by Long-Haired Dog By 1'clcr Kd.sun WASHINGTON (NEA) — Forthcoming sale of the $185,000 Hope diamond and ether jevvi-iry belonging to the late Evalyn Walsh McLean lamed Washington hostess has brought to light an untold story of how this historic bad luck gem was once losl. This was before Uu- war when Ihc McLeans lived at their oriittiinl big old estate Friendship. Mrs. McLean was lemporatily pressed for ready cash and was trying lo borrow money on tlie Hope diamond. A money lender willing to take the Ice cube us security was to call at Friendship and close the deal. Mrs. McLcnn sent her nmid to fetch the stone, nearly an inch In diameter. When the maid didn't return promptly, a member of the family was sent to find her. Hack en me Ihe news thai the Hope diamond was not in its accustomed place. Mrs. McLean's room was being .searched high and low, but no trace had been found. At about the exact moment when Ihe searchers were ready to give up. a big, long-hnlrcri ciog sauntered In. Mrs McLean let out a gasp- She had forgotten. Some time before she had been playing with the dos- She called 5t and felt around its neck. Ancj there, sure enough, buricj in the dog's fur was ic mussing HOIK* diamond, just here she hart hung it by it.s chain. Almost Sent to UTOIIR Address Shortly before text of the North tiantlc Pact vtns announced, the panish Embassy in Washington ot ready to send a letter to Sen. Tom Connally of Texas, chairman of the Sc nate Foreign Relations Commit.tee. The letter was to say that Spain would like to receive an invitation lo join the pact. Just in time, this move wns discovered by the embassy's ncwly-re- tameH counsel on cultural relations, attorney Charles Patrick Clark, who told them (his was the wrong approach. U. S. foreign policy is made by the President rind the State De- , partiuent. So the letter lo Connally- ' wasn't sent. * • * Latest sizeup of recent changes In Russian leadership is that the Moscow government lias not detnot- cd Molotov, Mikoyan and other members of the all-powerful Politburo. Instead, the Politburo seems to have down-graded (he Jobs they formerly held by appointing les.scr nu-n. Vishinsfcya nd Mcnshikov have not boon held in high repute by I hi; itussian hierarchy. Vishinsky has been regarded as something of "hatchet man" to do Moscow's d i 11 y work. M cnshlkov w as i n Washington as an UNTIRA official [or a time, and never knew what it was all Mxmt. One explanation of \vny Moscow gave the ministries of foreign affairs and trade to these second-line officiate is that the Russians do not want their top officials dealing with foreign government:;. This is interpreted as a mis- 0 Pioneers! In Harlan County, Kentucky, scene of many bloody labor battles in past years, there it a town which has had This drive for self-help ithc Marshall Plan) and mutual aid is not only economic. Already It envisions co-operalion for security; and 11 is political In Its ultimate aspirations. Here stems ttic ultimate United States of Europe or its effective equivalent.—Sen. Arthur H. Vannenberg <Rt ot Mich. * * • We have ranged ourselves on tlic side of construction. Soviet-dominated communist minorities have assumed the role of ^'rcckers. We are helping to build; they .ire trying to tear down ... we are winning; the? arc losing.— Warren R. Austin, U. S. delegate to the UN. * * * The Atlantic Pact, like most everything else, depends on bo\v it Is actually used. ... I am not so much concerned with the language ol the pact »s I am concerned about what will be done under it.—John Foster Dulles. U, S. delegate to UN Security Council. * » . » Americans want peace. Tr.ey will work (or peace and they will sacrifice for peace but they do not. want peace at any price. II the price.... is Injustice, they will reject peace— Norman Cou• !ni, »d|lor of S»turd»y Review ot LlUr«turt. Western Powers Must Prepare For War to Be Sure of Peace Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gllroy, 1). D. We call Jesus "the Man of Gall- cc," and we think of His ministry s chiefly In that region where he rcw up. In the home of His par- tits, where was the Sea of Gallee from which He called the fish- rmen to be His first disciples; and f Jerusalem and Its environment n Judea, where were Bethlehem, nd Bethany, and Olives. the Mount of A glance at the map of ancient •alestlne, with a reference to the elails In the four Gospels, shows low large and Important a part if the ministry of Jesus was in olh- ir parts, outside of Galilee and (udca. In John 4, 11 is stated that vlien He was In Judea He wished o go lo Galilee, and that He "must needs go through Samaria." The nap shows why that was so, for Samaria lay right between Judea ind Galilee, all the way from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. \Ve are glnci that Jesus had to go thru Samaria, for that necessity gave us the wonderful story of His meeting with the Samaritan woman at the Well of Jacob, with the declaration of His Mcssiaship, and the great words concerning true worship. There was, however, another way ihflt Jesus might have gone, 11 He had chosen lo cross the River Jordan twice. And on His last journey from Galilee to Jerusalem it was this that He did, entering Judea from the farther, oi 1 eastern, side of Jordan. It is not quite clear at just, what point He crossed the Jordan, but the Journey with HU disciple? to Jerusalem from beyond the Jordan brought them through the region known as Perea. Perea was a region of high mountains, wooded slopes, rich fields, and fertile valleys, where mountain streams watered great olive groves vineyards. It must have bee Di-Witl Miickrnzi" lil'i Forcltn Affairs Analyst Having signed the 12-nation Atlantic defensive pact we Immediate. )y come up against Ihe uncomfort-"*, able but unavoidable question of how it is to he implemented if there is aggression. We have part of our answer in blunt Army Day addresses hy high brass from our military establishment. With a unanimity which could only be inspired, they made It crystal clear that American troops must be stationed in Kurope so long as the cold war lasls. Docs lhat shock you? Well, It shouldn't, though it certainly is a disturbing thought. There's no use building a handsome automobile body if you don't put an engine In it. An Atlantic alliance without backing would be just so many senseless words which would have the hollow sound ot hammering on an empty rain-barrel, fircretary at (he Army Hoyall put It like this in Chicago: "We could not win a world war in a matter of days or weeks or months. Nor in the forsceable future could we achieve victory hy standing on our shores and throwing rocks or rockets or anything else across the seas." tl. S. Equipment Needed ' Royall, and other high military officials, warned that America can't afford to let European ground forces bear the brunt of any Hght-y, ning attack on the continent. Th»?f secretary said the Atlantic pact nations are banking on an American army overseas, and also on U.S. equipment for their own fighting forces. (The supply ol equipment Is said to be one of Washington's immediate objcotives.l He declarctl the U.S.A. has the best army In its history, but: "If in the first stage ot any future war we should lose all foothold on the European continent and in North Africa, then victory—If achieved at all—would require 10 or 20 years of war—or perhaps more. 1 ' General Omar Bradley, army 19 loaded questions on labor rela tlons swnmpcd most congressmen clerks. The questions were so phras ed that they produced answers fav oring retention of the T-H law. Bii now tiie International Associatio of Machinists has taken the 19 G E. qucMiofis and framed them th other way. so that answers will com out favoring T\H repeal. The Ma chinisLs' Union idea i.s tfi start an other niaii barrage to hit the cor gre.ssmen just as they're gettin ready to vote on labor legislatio changes. • • • Congressman Walter Judd of Minnesota is being boomed as a Republican candidate lor president in 193i by—of all people—Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce. Mrs. Luce, Mr. Luce and Congressman Judd are strong backers of more U. S. aid to Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Modejtly, he doesn't want to be president, wants only to return to China some day as a medical missionary, which he once was. It he had wanted to be president, he says, he would have run for the Senate in 1948. One of EGA administrator Paul Hoffman's greatest battles right now is fighting off the American business firms that want Marshall Plan millions used to take up the "••U ."«^.>H1H.J. it EI1U3V, lllxvc LJ£CU in I - I XT n* an alluring region for a Master who I chief of stalf. speaking In New so loved the land and its treasures' York also rejected any Idea that, in case of attack the European ground but the shadow of the cross was looming heavily upon Him. He sensed tlie dangers awaiting Him at the end of that journey, and mystery and sadness encompassed the disciples as they heard the words they so little understood. It was on this journey that He blessed the little children: the rich young man came to Him and went away sorrowful, renouncing his great opportunity; the sons of Zebedee, the "Boanerges," stih full o! the idea of an earthly kingdom, were out lo gel the preferred places, and to them and to Ihe ten other disciples, "Moved with indignation," Jesus sought to impart the lesson concerning true greatness. in humility, ministry, and service, most significant journey, government in China. Congressman Judd says forces should bear the brunt while the United States devoted its Initial efforts to air strikes. And he pointed out that "at present the balance of military power Is centered in the United States, 3,005 miles from the heart of Europe," N'eert Btj: Arm.r Anj»ay As a matter of fact, since w» must maintain a big standing army anyway, there Is no special hardship involved in having some of it stationed in would be Europe. Actually it.< ;; valuable peace-time - - 1 believe that the disciples were he dM It was and one long and deeply to remember. Their enlightenment only came after the Resurrection. Then they understood the words that were so full of puzzlement and mystery. But the experiences of that journey must have had a large part in their new faith. Perhaps we, also must journey with Jesus "beyond Jordan." If we would understand the mystery of His mission, and ours. assignment for our men educationally. And, of course, their presence would be calculated to lessofl the Chances o! war. Secretary Royall said he didn't guided attempt at a rebuff to the | .slack in U. S. economy. There are now 124 industries that want EGA to buy up their surpluses at the taxpayers 1 expense to dump in Europe. Included are such European e.sscntials as are supplied by the popcorn, pretzel, candy, horsefly netting, glue, honey, cookie, ice cream mix and spaghetti industries. U S.. Britain and France because tiioy hive not been sending their top officials to Moscow for nego- tii'.tions on current deputies. Qiieslions Loaded ihc Oilier W;iy Cong"c. c smen are in for another drluee of mail on the Tnft-Harilcy law. Bellies to General Electric* N HOLLYWOOD K.v Ersklne Juliuson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA)—Tlie Ma- ft Montcz-Jenn Pierre Aumont eparatton anncnuu-cment in Paris p ns n complete surprise to her fnm- y here. One ot hpr sisters tolrt me'. We can'l understand it. They were erfcctly liappy. Tlie only nrgu- icnU they ever had were normal amlly fights." There's mare tlinn meets the eye o RKO's $500,000 suit, agninsl UI, hnr^rng tlint ''Clmnipion" wn.s :opicrt from the recently released Tlie Setup." Local reviewers who mvc see:) bo!h fllm.s say there'.s •cry little similarity. Could it be ^ smart publicity stunt by Howard enough to keep out of his reach." The Hollywood economy ax is still inlljii.u. They used lo s.iy. ''Be nice to thut mailboy because he m:sy be a producer tomorrow." Now it's: Yet I believe any authority In the country would rank him among the five greatest players of the game. I have often expressed his idea that there i.s no such thing, as carelessness in bridge. If you pull the wrong card, or make a wrong bid. and then say "I'm sorry partner," Becker will tell you that is a definite weakness. In today's hand he uses another hearts was trumped by declarer, and the nine of diamonds was led. When it held, South cashed the ace and king of clubs. Iben led the eight of diamonds to dummy's jack. The nine of hearts was trumped by Becker with the queen of spades. South let him hold the trick, and Becker had to lead the deuce nf spades. South played the ten. and the led the ten of clubs. Becker had to trump, and was forced to lead away Irom the king and one spade, giving declarer the last two tricks. When the opponents asked. "Why didn't you double, Mr, Becker?", he just smiled quietly. war was Iminenl, and that >'t meiui his talk to sound arlike. However, he thought the. best way to prevent hostilities Is to let It be known that America is ready for them. That's « thought which it may be useful to carry a step further, ff there Is war It won't be because of the Atlantic pact but despite It. The pact Is expected by the signatories to be a powerful deterrent of war. Thus it may become the medium lor creating a more conciliatory spirit. We can't rule out the possibility that, once It Is clear the cold war is nt a stalemate in Europe, the East and West mny be nble to solve some of their differences. "Be nice to th;(t producer. He may] be a mailbov." theory. Becker sat East. When S. MogiU, a formei winner of the w-orlci championship masters team- 1 of-four title, went to four spades, Olivia rie Haviland ,-mrt Ciin K cr I tllcrc are fcw plilyers - ho!d ' 11E the ROI:(TS me rending tlie film script bnsrd on the life of Mary Hi\kcr cashing on ion" ballyhoo? the "Chain- There's a chance G.irbo will make a picture for Prank Borzage before ler Walter Wnnger commitment. At this point I don't care who GeGc makes a picture for, as long as she makes one quick. Ty Power and Susan H.iywarrt ook like a co-starring team for David Bnvcrman's "Honor Bright." BKAI, SINKS John Real finally ects a chance ntcly following completion ot the picture. She'll do "Over 21" for the Berlin Airlift Iwys. Eddy. Coimrnts to Norman Stepel, new publicity and advertising boss at Paniimnml. Sicgel is an ex-news- East hand who would not have doubled. But Becker' reasoning was something like this: "If I doubled and they make it, my partner's morale may be broken, and certain- napermau- he iimi! for 15 years. tlie wrote a radio col- Clevcliinrt Press for 'Hiree M-G-M companies arc headed for New York for realism. Scenes for "On tlie Town." "Side Street." and "Bodies and Souls" will be filmed in tlie Big Town. The latter title will be changed to avoid confusion with "Bcidv and Soul." rt has a hospital' back- cronnd with Glenn Ford playing n doctor ANN C.OKS IIKAVV Another big change of pace for Ami Sothern. She'll play a unir- slng in "Alimony," He told me: "I'd - derest in "Death in n Doll's House" rather sine in « picture than play | at M-O-M . . Boris KarlolT has Hamlet on Broadway. . . . Hillary his Hwrriv Hills home up for sale Brooke goes to Germany immedi- and is teillnR pals hp'll move to New Yoik for good. He'll concentrate on radio and television and commute to Hollywood when a film See Hollywood on *p Roz Russell will star In "My Next Husband." but doesn't it sound more like a iJina Turner vehicle? . . . Script of "Ridici 1 High" has Frances Gilford telling Bing Crosby, McKENNEY ON BRIDGE "Our wedding will be the biggest thing since the opening of World j War 11." "Maybe." art libbcd 11i:;g. I "we should make it the digest' thing since the opening of the Shamrock Hotel." True Boardman, (be writer, wus explaining why a film producer lie knows lost his secretary. "He didn't] Oue of Ihe quietest and pay her enough j-alary to buy the unassuming of all birtlRC experts Hy William K. MrKrnncy America's C.ird Authority Written for NKA Servire M'/iy Not Double Is Problem Here A A J 1084 *J «Q98 * A K 103 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North East I * Pass 2 V Pass 3 + Pass 4 * Pass •I A Pass Pass Pass Opening—A 6 8 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCulchcn and daughter Miss Betty and Miss Anne Stevens Potter will leave In the morning for Los Angeles. Calif., where they will attend the convention of theater owners of America. They plan Lo visit Mexico before their return. John Mahan, whose • back was broken In an automobile accident, will arrive home from Atlanta, Ga., on Friday. His mother, Mrs. T. J. Mahan, who has been with him, will accompany him home. Mrs. W. L. Horner entertaineriuri members of the Mid Week Club? and one guest, Mrs. Max D. Miller, yesterday at her home. Tlie high score prize went to Mrs. O. P. Moss, who was presented with a beach towel. Big Bird ly the opponents will gain a lot of confidence. What would I gain by doubling? If I could have chosen the opponents' contract. I would have told them to play it in spades In a most natural fashion. I am going to assume that they have a chance to make It." The play proved that his judgment was good. His partner got off lo an unfortunate opening, the sis of spades. Becker played the three-spot and South won with the eight. He led the Jack of hearts ami West did not cash hl.s ace, so the jack held the trick. South then led the queen of diamonds, the kinpr covered and vU»min« *h« needed to run fast's. Jny Becker, of New York City, dummy'i «ct woh. Th« »lx ol HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted kind of heron 11 ft is found along the of Ihe U.S.A. t2 Loops M Skill 15 Lukewarm IT Age 18 Chinese measure 19 Free 20 "Smallest Slate" (ab.) 21 Birds 24 Instrument 26 Depression 27 Makes mistakes 28 Tellurium (symbol) 29 Nickel (symbol) 30 itfeasure of area 31 Accomplish 32 Whirl 34 Otherwise 37 Misfortunes 38 Paper measure 39 Greek letter 40 Three-toed sloths 43 Virginium (symbol) 44 Australian bird 46 Performed 48 Preposition 49 Tropical herb 51 Lids 53 Oozes 54 Across (prefix) VERTICAL . Confess 2 Negative word 3 Correlative of either 4 Damp 5 Belgian river 6 City in Oklahoma 7 Deity 8 Artificial language Js. 24 Sore 25 Song bird fl Compass point 32 Trigonometry 10 Dread fnnctions 11 Dinner course 33 H has showy 13 Goes by boat IB Mixed type 35 Flavors 22 Involve 36 Arabian 23 Ship rears princes 40 High cards 4 1 Pronoun -t2 Denomination 45 Employ 4fi Ampere (ab.) 4 7.June bug •18 Bog SO An (Scot.) 52 Virginia (ab.) i

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