The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1949 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f ACT FOUK (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 15, 19« THE BLYTUEVILLJE COUMBR MEWS . W IAINM, U M.U1 O HUMAN, AdrtrUtUW HmtfeM) AdftrtUbC* Co. MW York, AtUou, MMnphli Entered HttC* »t id (TV? Aturaocvi Era* flam M nconrJ clav irttl** *t tb* trtllt, Ariuaiu. ante I, lit! tji c< Th« svaacRJfnon RATH: •f comet IB U» dt; at BlytfcertU* • Uf KiburttD town "Mr* ctrtMi wrric* » -.otto- tuned *te pet week, M Ko pel month. Bf null. wlthlB * ndlu* ol SO mUa MM p*t TCU MOO toi Ill montnj li.OO ioi taiM month*, 67 null ouuA H mil* cone 110-00 *•> r*w ptftblt la wlvtnw _ Meditations L*jlnf ip In itort (or (hem«fl»«« » l«od fou»- te; hold w eternal H(f —I. Timothy «:ll. dttion i«aia*4 U» U<°* to come, that they ma; * * » P«s« onw«id through «»ch varying hour; Let no weak f«iri thy course delay; Immortal being! feel thy power, Pursue thy bright and endless way. —Andrews Norton. Barbs This is i swell season (or Ihe grouch. Think of all the sweltering weather he has to kick about. WJihinf fur thlnn '• """ '"" lhmn h »' tln « then, ••?• » fnttttot. Mmjbt It paji »o be poor. Definition oJ a pleasure trip for careless drivers: one bang-up lime after another. Eiihty-three per «nt nf Ihe <tuoU In the Opportunity Drive for nvinji bonds h»s bwn met. Are J<m »ne of those who mis.** jour oppw- lumtj? A dishwasher In Tennessee Inherited »7000. The sink IB in the kitchen, daughters! City Three Times Too Big for Sewer System Citizens of Blytheville should welcome the news from the City Hall this week that the sanitation problem is being tackled. Blytheville, with a population of more than 15,000, it using » sanitary sewer system which was erected to serve » city of 4,000 or 5,000 population. The surprising thing is that the system has operated this long without bringing the city unfavorable publicity which would follow a typhoid epidemic, or some other scourge which could be traced directly to the.inadequate sewer system and the health hazards it brings. City Engineer Joe Carney termed the system "obsolete" and said that an inspector for the State Health Department had expressed amazement over the /act that the system operates ss well as it tloes. H is not unusual to find water from the overtaxed sewer lines oozing out in various parts of the city to stand for days at a time in low spots. The solution to the sewec problem lias been referred to the council's Health and Sanitation Committee and it is to be hoped that every citizen interested in building a better Blytheville will lend his .^fcport to a program which will give the city an adequate system before lives are needlessly sacrificed. An adequate, system will cost money, but it will not cost as much in material tilings as delay in solving the problem might cost. Construction of an adequate system is certain to mean a bond issue lo provide Hie funds lo Ciniuicc Ihe project, and perhaps new laxc.s to relive the indebtedness, but that is the price o£ safely. The city will pay, and pay dearly, if an epidemic should hit Blytheville through failure lo provide a system which offers safely to the public health. The situation calls for action, early action, and the project should be rushed to completion. "Selfish Interests" Be a Misnomer May th« citiztni. Th« President «e«mi to b« on something of t tight wire and non« to com* p«l*nt a* a trapeze at'tiit. But nonc-th*- leaa he'* trying. Note some remarks in hit firetidt chat to the taxpayer* earlier this week. The blame, he says, for conditions today rest on the 80th C'ongrew, which was controlled by the GOP. What about the record of the 81st Congress, which was made-up of men more to hi, liking? What about the President's turnabout from things he advocated before the 80th Congress he could not get, to the very thing* the 80th Congress advocated, namely—no increase in federal taxes. But he says, conditions have changed. Perhaps Hie 80th Congress could see in 1949 what the President now is able to see twelve months later. While the President ig on the flying trapeze, here's a question that he might answer: If business interests must reduce their profits, who will pay the taxes that these "selfish" businessmen have been paying in an effort to. keep the nation away from deficit financing? Will it mean that the salaried man, who works for his daily bread, will be expected to bear a greater percentage of the burden, just because the President and the labor bosses are exerting all of the influence at their command to keep wages at their present level, or hoist them higher? It would be a wholesome sign to see labor willing to give greater services for the wages paid, and to see business operate on a reasonable margin of profit, and to see government officials trying to give the taxpayers value received for the dollars they must pour into the federal treasury. SO THEY SAY Toll Road Not Practical. Toll roads »re a moony Idea. That's a free translation ol »-hat the United States highway experts think about them. They've probed Into Ihe subject, corded up and studied their findings, and can with demolishing reasons unswer you, ir you happen to be mi optimist on the value ol such roads. A toll road between Little Rock and Benton has been suggested. Governor McMath »sl£ed our state highway engineers to see whether It wodlfl be a practical enterprise. So the No of the U. S. Bureau ol Public Roads, when you have peeled the long words of Iheir statements, Is pertinent Information. It's likely t o have weight with our slate highuay engineers. You read the urtlcle about it in Thursday* Democrat, by Roy Bo&son. Even more to the point, were the arguments against the Little Rock- Benton^proposal, which he rounded up in com- peieiH;qliarterj. A few of the stronger ones were: The tolls would mean double taxation. Motorists are taxca to maintain public roads—and, mother, we mean taxed; then, lo use the toll road, a charge ol one cent a mile would be the equivalent ol a 15-cents-a-gallon levy on gasoline. There would have to be m parallel Irec read, because DIE great majority of c»rs are owned by low-income families, who cannot aflord to pay tolls. Toll roads cost more than public roads to bund and operate; they must be (he "luxury" type oj highway to attract customers, with overpasses and underpasses, and fenced all the way; they must have toll gate keepers, maintcnaiK-e crews and other personnel. A toll road between Little Rock and Benton wouldn't pay; there Isn't enough trallic. Other adverse points were brought out in Mr. Bosson's article—but thit seems to be enough to condemn the project. Arkansas only got Lid of toll bridges a lew years ago. While the stale had them, they were a bad advertisement for us. To build a loll now would renew tint unfavorable publicity— especially after the uig splurge -made about our recently-voted 28-mllllon-doilar bond issue, ana how we \vcrc now going lo have a modern highway system. It's a fantastic Idea, which should be forgotten. -ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. The World of Tomorrow Those who seek drastic cuts in the spending of the taxpayers' money by the Washington spenders are in the eyes of President Truman "selfish interests." Perhaps so. But most of them deserve a better name. Perhaps they should he called "Good Americans." And the demand may be stemming from economic rather than political reasons, as the President seems lo believe. Americans have a vight to demand economy in Washington. If the nation ever is to retire its debts, it must do it when the nation is not as war, and it must do it by spending less than it takes in Ihe way of taxes from the pockets of Sfory of Indonesia Strangely Mixed with Despair and Hoi PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Few Communist Party Conferences Held; Last One Was Back in 1939 Br Peter Ed son NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—Another of the great riddles in Russian pcl- tics is when Premier Joe Stalin will allow the next U. S. S. R. Communist Party conference to be held. The last one WHS in 1939. The Communist Party conference suiHWsenly elects the Central Committee cf about 75 members. Tills Central Committee is theoretically the governing : body of the. party between conferences. The Central Committee selects an executive committee of lo members and four alternates. Tills is the outfit knmvn the Politburo, which dce.s the real governing of Russia. Half the members of the Ccntial Committee died during the war. Premier Stalin, as boss of the p;utv, has never allowed the vacancies to be filled, has never allowed younger men to rise from the rank and file to the party. The result is that ty conference is called, It is now - head of the State Planning Corn- fairly evident that the meeting will merely be for the purpose of registering policy decisions already Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gilroy, D. D. "I wu (ltd when they said unto me, L*t us go unto the hoiue of Ihe Lard." So writes the Psalmist In Psalm 1W. That not* ol joy in praise »nd worship is expressed In many Psalms, did is typical o! them all. The PtalmUts knew how lo emphasize duty, fortitude In the face of danger and distress, sadness in the .realization of erwmlea, »nd grim strength of faith under suffering and the certainty of death, but beneath all this, religion w«v5 matter of Joy. This Joy was in the certainty concerning God and the spiritual foundations of the world and life It had Its deepest expression in the 46lh Psalm, in which the writer was sure of God as a refuge, a "verj present help In trouble," even "though the earth were removed and the mountains carried into the midst of the sea." That note of joy In religion Is of course, uppermost in the Chris tlan experience. Paul constant!: proclaims it, and it was exemplifies in that scene in the darkness of Phillpplan jail (Acts 16). when midnight, in the inner prison, wit! their feet (ast in the stocks, he and his companion, Silas, prayed and sang praises unto God. That joy, irrepressible even in danger and discomfort, was the full flowering of that Hebrew heritage ol joy in religion which Paul, as a Jew thoroughly trained In the Scriptures, knew and loved so well. The NEW Testament counterpart of the Mth Psalm—of enduring and ncorruptible faith—is found in the closing verses of Romans 8. where Paul, having listed all possible hu- nan experiences, and then all pos- ible powers and forces, says none or these "shall be able to separate us from the love of God. which is n Jesus Christ, our Lord The devout Christian had the advantage of the example of the Master, Jesus Christ, and Ihe faith in the Resurrection in its triumph over death and the cross, so that the depth of the note of Joy in the Psalms, written many years earlier, is all the more remarkable. Whence came this strong faith, and this triumphant joy? Its deep, foundation was in & •5 feme* D. Whit* At Foreitn Newt (T.r DeWitt MaeKende) The correspondents who hat Bombay air crash had ,_ Indonesia to get a story stran mixed with despair and hope. This story has been dragging i ts complicated course nearly fo] ears in an area of peculiar portance to the human race. This importance stems from era! things. Indonesia conta things people use a rubber, quinine, etc. tains the most congested populat: on earth (Java) in a section of I world that Is intent. In varying i grees of passion, on attaining tlonal freedom. The passion dj not vary according to the act! readiness of the people concern] to govern themselves, and that part of the despair. But there may be a peaceful made by Stalin and his crowd of older Boirficvik leaders In the Kremlin. They transfusion of all-important not tolerate a new blood into the Central Committee they feel it is .perfectly safe lor them to do so. That they do no^ now consider their political position any too sure is inriic?lcd by the fact that there have been reports of widespread purges of Communist Party members in RUFsia. These purges have gone right to the top ranks of the Communist Parly auri the Russian government. They help explain why. instead of promotions to the Genual Committee and Politburo, there have been only vacancies caused by deaths and firings. The death ot Col.-Gen. Andrei A. Zhdanov lasj August—under clouded circunulsmces—added to the mystery of Kremlin politics as they [ are known of outside Moscow. 'flier' 1 is good evidence that there ihe top levels of Russian government since the great purges 1937. Olie. theory is thai Stalin has deliberately postponed calling a con- arc factional fights within the Po- fcrence of the Communist Party Itburo. Stalin's skill as a ringmas- umil such lime as he could all- i'" and his success a t hanging onto nounce a political conmiesl of MI'S own Job may be due to his western Europe Recent events hav- j ability to keep one faction from iiiR put considerable of a crimp in j gaining control over another achievement ol this Russian goal. I Two lists of 12 Politburo niem- soinc other major international no- j bers published in Moscow last April Utical victory for' world connviu- pvit Stalin in number one place, ni^ll would have to be sought. A j Molotov in number two. Georgi M. complete Communist victory ;n China might provide such an opportunity. Conference NVon't Alter ' Situation Whenever a new Communist PaT- Malenkov In number three. The listinj! of only !2 members would indicate two vacancies One was zlmndov's place, the other that of Nikolai A. Vozncsensky, dropped as mLssion without explanation. M»lenk»v's Rise May Be Significant In -'previous listings of the Politburo, Malenkov had been eighth place. The rise of this 47- year-old official may be of considerable importance. He has apparently succeeded Zhdanov as head of Comiiiform and chairman of the Central Committee's foreign policy sub-committee. He is now mentioned as a possible successor to Stalin himself. Malenkov began his career as Red Army soldier, but as a youag nan he became a secretary to Stalin. He was marie a member of the Central Committee and the Pollt ouro rtuilnsr the war. ITLs specialty has betn Communist Party orga nizatioii—work that has given him a splendid opportunity to build up his own machine or faction. Stalin lollowed this same road to get where he U today. Malenkov's leadership is considered much more vita! than that of Molotov. But what positions these two would be given after a new' Communist Party conference and reshuffling ol the Central Committee is of course anybody's guess. Any idea that Russia's foreign policy will be any better or will be any different, after Stalin's death is just wishful thinking. There is nothing in the situation that warrants any assumption that U. S. policy with respect to the Marshall Plan or the North Atlan- , sense of right and wrong, a (aith In the integrity of the universe. There are set thrones of luclge- ment." "Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?" This wa§ enforced by a sense -,f God's call and the destiny of in- dtvltiuals accepting the call, and of a chosen people, as well as of a saving remnant who had not failed in response to that cull. Some of the finest Psalms came out of the experience of Babylonian, exile. The many who have never discovered the Joy of going to church should read these Psalms of worship; but churches, too. have their needful part in making religion matter of inspiration and joy. at three hearts, Hal said, "East looked too happy and prosperous after doubling the three-heart contract." "How did West look wher to make the change, and that| the hope. Hope persists Because, while I sides seem to have made nilsta in Indonesia, they also have not to. After driving the Portuguese o( Indonesia some 300 years i the Dutch ruled the Indies will! firm but paternal hand. They col afford to. The Indies yielded sij riches that there was a lot over to improve the Indies the' selves. Moreover the IndoncsiJ were a cultured people who i sheathed Ihe sword of Islam their peaceable ways when Moslem faith became the dor| nant religion. But even before World War the Indonesians had begun to tate for freedom. -he Japanese swept the Dul out of Indonesia or Into concentl lion camps, much as a tidal once uprooted trees along the shl of Sunda Strait when the volcf Krakatoa blew itself to bito^ They promised the IndurS everything, but didn't deliver, at the last minute before V-J : they let them set up a republu The Dutch came back, war-wel in their own right, to an Indo| ia that wanted freedom but ieeded help which the Dutch co upply. The Dutch realized that wllhl ndonesia their own country wol be poor indeed. Their plan was! nit the republic into a Unll States of Indonesia, and make t| i member of a new Dutch nonwcalth that would replace empire. Mirny things worked against tJ i the mother country, ma| Dutchmen couldn't see it. Cabin nave fallen at the Hague over Indonesian question. In Indonel the Japanese left a legacy of guT poverty, and chaos. Gucrrii scrounged for themselves. Dutch Army and the Indones) Army didn't trust each other, charged the other with vlolatl every truce agreement set up. The United Nations stepped I and sent a commission to media But the pnst four years are stref with agreements made, broken, : followed by fighting. Twice the Dutch have taken " See MACKENZIE on Page he doubled?" we wasn't looking at asked West," Hal. was his reply. He used to say that anything could happen at the bridge table, and this hind proved it. West's opening lead of the Icing ol spades was won by Hal with tht ace. He cashed the ace of diamonds, led a small heart to the '5 Years Ago In Biytheviffe Max B. Reid will leave today White Sulphur, W. Va., where will attend the the national ccj vention of the Commercial League. Mr Reid, who is chal man of the committee on eth| will give the response to the ' dr«s of welcome as the ace In dummy, »nd on the kingj---- -; "T^r 1 "" -•> "•- ••=!"•« •f diamonds he discard- tlVE of S"' 000 members. He w and queen ed his two losing clubs. The five ol clubs was rutfed with the five of spades. The king of hearts was led and West trumped with the ten ol spades. West now led the ace of clf-i, which Hal trumped with the seven of suades. H»l led the Jack o« hearts and West discarded the queen of clubs tic Pact should be changed to meet. Now [h{ queen o f h ear ts was led I and West was helpless, is he had different conditions. VIEWS OF OTHERS Neither veterans nor rlglil-tliinking non-veterans should be tooled by that phony "Citizciu First and Veterans Second" slogan. The man who has served his country honorably in lime ot war does not need lo furnish additional prool ot his good citizenship.—Lyall T. Bcggs, national Commander-in-chief. Veterans of Foreign Wars. • * * Instead of clear thinking, we hiivc Irresponsible statements whose only result must be to convince the leader* of the Russian state thai we welcome a contest o( war-mongering wlttt them.—Publisher Marshall Meld. • • • We Ulie Democratic Parly) will so lorward without, regard to politics, religion, race or color, that intolerance, bigotry and hatred may be bsn- Ished Horn the world.—Vice President Bjrkley. • * « I was sitting on the fence »s far us the war was concerned.—Mrs. Iva Togurt D'Aqumo. denying that her "Tokyo Rose" broadcasts wtie treasonable. • * * My jr>b is to have our military establishment I ready at t In the morning.—Secretary o[ Defense i Louis Johnson. N HOLLYWOOD By Erskinr .lohnsnn NEA Staff CorrespcondeDt ENSENADA. Mexico Saludos amigos'. I've got a flash for U.S. movie ddfcts who like to gargle pop- orn and wrestle with cnndy bais. lexico will love you. I asked the manager of a Mext- in movie theater on the Avenge Rulr. here if his patrons mix«i opcorn with their celluloid. "Si, senior." he said. "Popcorn, accxs (the Mexican hamburger* ,nd frijoles. They pat everything." He pointed to a sign outside t.ic — (NEAt— .ice at two cents a chunk in burlap- 1 sack-covered buckets. It's the Americanos, not the Mexicans, who are thn laiy one at Ensenada. At the border tow : n of Tiajuana things are different- I've never seen so many busy Americans ru.shing from one curio shop to another, betting on the horses, betting on the racing greyhounds anri even betting on people at jai alai. The enonnus Fronton Palace lea- heater which had escaped my at- i tares jai alai, one of Mexico's faventlon: Mnno* In 'ChacUUa IA Df Trims' anrt lint Popcron." I can't win even in Mexico. nul at least I'm doing bcl',Er with my long forcotten high school Spanish than K<] Scoficld, the orile sports. It's a sort of four\\all uandbnU with wicker rackets. Indiviriaul players, like horses, are Hie objects of parimuUiei betting. It's billed as the "tastest, game in the world" and theres no doubt about it. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 85 William E. McKenne? America's Card Authority Wrlltrn for NEA Service Expert Makes This 'Impossible' Hand i had a very pleasant visit the other day with Johnny Rau of New York City. Those of you who remember the early days of contract bridge will recall Johnny and his partner, Billy Barrett, the two youngsters who Introduced psychic bidding into the game. U*s the first time I ever jr [-propelled Mexicans. All of the coastline of Steve Harmagan of west coast vncn- tion resorts. On his first visit to the SW.T ik All of the coastline south Rivcrla Pacifico hotel here a df.^k I los Angeles, dotted s^lth such clerk listened blankly while M i wits as the Hotel Laguna, the Del Rot his high school French and Mar Turf and Surf Hotel with its arfioiuing race track, the old aud magniftcienb Hotel del coronado. and the Rosarito Beach Hotel, is Spanish mixed up in ordering room facing the ocean. While h c floundered between "mar" and "mcr." the desk cUrk interrupted In clipped Ronald CM- man "Precisely. ,vir. what docs t*;U mean?" Double Talk It's a murderous Mexican liait, I've discovered. Address them '.n English and they "no sabc." Sprik to them with the best Spanish yeu iii». But Enscnada ts still Ihe rnd or the line for Mexico's coastal sightseers. Hop« Turns Cop Rob Hope's next for producer Bob Welch at ^ramount will be "Rookie Cop," story of a Bowery cop at the turn ol the century. . . . Gloria Holden, who once played the bride ot Frankenstein anrt Ihe ran muster, and they come back it- daughter of Dracula, is Shirley Temples mother in "A Kiss (or Corliss." Thercs a good gag In the same picture. you In perfect English. Working all day tor the Yauk-e dollah isn't Just a line from a sons here. The town is just a fiihing village but It's overrun wt'.h American tourlsls and 19-19 mocel taxicabs. Windcrlng merchants are everywhere. Barefoot urchins s'U ... chewini gum and. old men pedde I in Brium Iron door keys, locks, bolts, hinges and nails, steel knives, scissors and hunting weapons have been found U\ the vulns ot Roman dwellings AA9S1 5 VKQJII * A + 41 Tournament — Neither rul. 1 * 2V 2 * 3* Pass Pass Op*nin«— A K Put P«s« Double Fas. Pi* Double Pan is Johnny and I were talking abou an old mutual friend, the late P Hal Sims. Hal was a great stor teller, and one ot the (ew peopl who liked lo tell a story on him self. We reoalled today's hand which was one that Hal Uked t tell about. When asked why lhre« »p«d»* »'t«r he let Hal make another trump rick. In this subtle way, Hal away a weeks. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waterman! Memphis are spending the wee here visiting friends. They mcrly lived here. Mi and Mrs. Farnsworth BlJ and daughter. Betty, of Memp arc spending the weekend with ] A. M Butt. marked. "Remember to give opponents one hundred honol Tn those days honors still coun| re- iu tournament bridge. Giant Reptile Answer to Previous Puzzl HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted extinct animal 9 Some of iu h»v« been found 13 Mythological huntresc H Flesh food 13 Light knock IS Go tstray 19 Hebrew deity 20 Speak softly 21 Northeast 23 Baltic fvtlf 25 Fern*l* shte? 2 1 It it one of <ol.> Mw - ' 27Scnitlniw 28 Cooking VERTICAL 1 Time markers 2 Slanted typ* 3 Short sleep 4 Chemical suffix 5 Girdle 6 Opposed 7 Indian* 8 Sloping walk 9 Type measure 24 Male goose 10 Driving 26 Stiff command 33 Ship 11 Gem dining room 12 Emphasize 34 Card game 17Compass point.'isSnares 20 Rover 37 Most ancient 42 Comparative suffix 43 Serpent 1 44 Vetch 45Smctl 46 Existed 49 Greek 1 51 Follower 53 Correlative i either 55 Any JSNorth Dakota (ab.) 30Tow«rd 3! Down K H«r*ditjr anH MPtoptwt weaving M LMid in»a>ure 3» Organic compound 40 Note at ic»l« 41 Packs igain 47 Hypothetic*! fore* 48 Mineral rack 50 Brill!* novelist M Noun sumx MGermtn kin* MDividw went doubled ;,S Close

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