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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 17, 1951
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BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •AHRT A. RAINES, Awtstant Publisher A. A, FBEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertlsing Manager •ol* N'ltlont) Advertising Representatives: W»U«o» Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtlanU. Memphis. Bnkered M second clftu matter at the post- •Hlc« it Blj-theville, Arkaium. under «cl ol Con- trett, October », 1917. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or «ny Miburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within ft radius of SO miles. 15.00 per year. $2.50 (or six months, 11.25 for three months; by .mall outside 50 mile une. H2.SO per year paytblt In advance. thew trad* measurer Thejr hav* real bit*. If th« need arises, let's have mor« of them, only taking care that it is really the Russiang we hurt—and not our- eelves. Come Now, Where's That Old Sense of Fair Play? r Might Gum Up The Situation Meditations Which In lime past were nol a people, but are now the people nf God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.—1. Petti Z:l». * • » No ceremony thai to great one* belongs, not the king's crown nor the deputed sword, the marshal's truncheon nor the Judge's robe, become them with one half so good a grace as mercy does. —Shakespeare. Barbs June !» the month when Cupid's (vim 1* sure, j-flt he la responsible for a lot of Mrs. . * • • A great man? aummer trips will be followed by a tall — behind In funds, * * • 1>« mounted policeman In the «a«t who declined a promotion to the detective squad, just ^didnt want bo corn* doyn off his high hors«. tajr* a adenttst, mar be rftunM kf a «wriHn« of the brain. Usually a iwellcd head other* a hMdaeht. Dont iet gardening get you down— «xcept on w tnw* with • trowel. Anti-Comrviunist Trade Ban Can Tip Off Soviet Weaknes You may hav» noticed that Kussi* «*4 th« satellite countries ar« beginning t» complain about some of the economic measure* we're taking against Tin Soviet Union had some rather Wttar words to »»y the other day about "unfair .r«*t,rictiong on trade" imposed hr th«,tlhifed State./ ' Thi» U interesting information. Knowing th» Russians as we do, we can b« »ur« they ar« very reluctant to admit to th« West that the current tactic* •f toonomie pressure have been effective in any degree. Their acknowledgement son only mean we ar« hurting them. That damage must relate directly to p«rt« »{ th« Soviet economy involved in military preparations. Otherwise the Kremlin would hardly risk t the embarrassment o* admitting we have inflicted An eastern manufacturer has announced what he describes as a "move to aid reconstruction efforts on the part of the business community of the flood-stricken Kansas City area." He has offered to replace all wholesalers' stocks of bubble gum which were destroyed by flood waters. It isn't clear just how this would work. Maybe he figures the gum will keep bubble-popping youngsters busy while Ma and Pa reconstruct. Or perhaps Ihe stuff could be used to plug Home holes in the dike. Whatever it is, Kansas City is obviously on the road back. BctfYorLi+ws T0 LET THE OTHE* Bct^'S WAVE A BIT OFFUN/7&0/ Views of Others Trust 'Em Not Th* admiuion tells us even more. If any of us in the free world harbored the idea that the Communist nations of Europe are self-sufficient, economically, that notion should now be dispelled. The likelihood is great that they need us much more than we need them. You don't complain about losing something you don't really require. There are in the United States and elsewhere in the West a number of men amazingly well versed in the details of the Soviet economy. They know Russian history, they study the periodicals and every available document, they seek out obscurely published statistics, they read between the lines of Moscow's propaganda. • From them our military loaders and statesmen may now gain fresh instruction, if they can be put to work analyzing the Soviet reaction to U. S. trade restrictions. In the list of materials whose flow to Russia we have cut off, where is the pinch greatest? Careful scrutiny of the effects of our embargo surely should afford us a sounder guide than we now have to Russia's potential for war. And that knowledge is absolutely basic to 'many of fhe political and military decisions we shall make in the months to come. More than that, it gives us a cue as to how best to apply .heat to the countries in the Russian orbit. Many Americans have been saying economic blows would be the most telling — short of war— and now we. have evidence to support that contention. A lot of the things proposed by our citizens to annoy the Russians would either precipitate war or produce laughter in the Kremlin. But apparently Stalin >nd Associates find nothing funny in "The ceaseless flow of falsehoods, perversion and slanted statements which continue to emanate from Communist-controlled public Information media, together with the long record of Communist duplicity, deceit nnri faithlessness in contractual obligations, have dissolved all doubt* In the minds of members of this command as to Communist objectives. The members of the United Nations command will now judge Communist intentions not by words, but by performance." The forthright statements above are quoted Irom an Interview given the us News and World Report by Gen. Ridgway, commander in chief of tht UN force* in Korea. Never before, perhaps, havB the reasons why (he free peoples cannot trust th* Communist under Stalin been sel forth so forcibly In two jentence*. The warning from th» UN command IB timed with another deadlock In the Kaesong parley. Rather evidently. Gen. Ricigway doubts the luc- oe.<w ol that "cease-lire" conversation—and th» peaceful Intentions of the Kremlin which suggested it. Other military office™ with the UN forces hav* charged repeatedly that the Reds hav» used the "conversation" interval to bring up re- Inforceme^ts and new equipment, including heavy Artillery and planes. That movement reportedly was still in evidence late last week. It may be takon for granted, from this newest statement by 1U commander In chief, that the UN army in Korea, frankly dlstrtisful of the Communist peace pretense, will stny aJert against another treacherous attacX. The Rldgwny mes- . sage also should keep the -people of the united Nations—notably those of .pur own United states —al*o vigilant and diligent In the build-up of defensive strength. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-P1OAYUNB Truman Ignores Foe ( By Name' in Speech By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. (IP} — President Truman has Just made * cngthy attack, in a speech to the American Legion, on "scare-monger. 1 -" and "hate-mongers.'-' He said "Americanism is being Pet«r Edson's Washington Column — Liberal or Conservatives Is Main Issue in GOP Battle WASHINGTON (NEA)— Behind, the coming fight lor control over' Pennsylvania's 70 delegates to the 1952 Republican convention In Chicago in an Involved story of state politics, state finances and conflict- Ing state legislative programs. Pennsylvania state legislature has been In session since January. This is the longest session In Its history. But the legislature still hasn't come up with » tax program to solve the the stale's financial problems. Pennsylvania's .state constitution prohibit,-* «n Indebtedness of over a million dollars, unless It is approved by the legislature and referendum. To get around this, the has created "authorities"—a general authority, R bridge authority, A highway authority. These authorities have the power to G. Mason Owlett. He is president Begins to Pay Off Modernization of the Texas Prison System, although still in an early stage, in beginning to iliow results. Enough new individual cells have been provided to take the toughest prisoners out of the open dormitories called tanks. The outcomt has been R marked drop In escape' and in atab- bings, killings and sex per%-ers!on among the prisoners. There has also been an improvement In health and in the work done. As O. B- Ellis, gene, ral manager of the system, explained !n a report, toughes who used to chop tha cotton and Eeave the weeds now chop the weeds and leave the cotton. Other Improvement* Include better hospital facilities anrt tower operational cost*. The cost of keeping inmatr-s hns dropped 25c R dny. thus saving Texas taxpayers nearly $700,000 a year. Plans for the next two years include hospital additions, further rep.ncenient of tanks with not) blocks, repair of buildings and the completion of a textile mill. H given continued financial support and public backinc, this program will lift the Texas Prison System from the depths to which It had sunk a tew yenrs npo and put II at a place near the top. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS increased tax on corporal* net Income. Duff Oppose* Flat Income T»* The tatter tax passed. Th» former passed the House but has been deadlocked in'the Senate. Some of the former Doff lieutenants have bad a hand In this. It is in conformity with his knott-n opposition to flat Income taxes, There Is now * wage tax levied in Philadelphia county. It applies also to residents of surrounding countt« working in Philadelphia Duff's position is explained as a belief thai a slate flat wage Ux might easily lose Pennsylvania for the Republicans in 1952. In shaping this tax program, the door of Gov, Fine was thrown open and the anthracite fields. Reform* Under Duff Adm In Int ration Stream pollution was attacked t mprove public health.- Stat« menta hospitals were cleaned up after sen Rational exposure. Educational fa duties were Improved and teacheri salaries raised. It Is claimed the Duff adminis tratlon levied $133 million In ne 1 taxes to pay for $160 million obliga tlons Incurred by the Martin ministration. While It -was predjcte to Issue bonds and contract debts public works,, Today the total nt ' thin Indebtedness EGOO was roughly million. It $01 million when Gnv. (now lena- James H. tor) Duff took from Gov. (now i «T Edsom U.' S. Senator) Edward Martin. And there's a big drive on to blame Gov. Duff for building up all this It includes 4440 million In World War II veterans' bonus bonds. 595 million In state general authority bonds. $15 million in highway and bridge authority bonds, $50 million public works bonds. To service tr>is debt. Gov. John S. Fine. Duff's successor and previously considered his man. proposed a budget of $1.220 million for of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Associntion i\nri spokesman for the Pennsylvania regular' Republican machine, long headed by Joseph R Grundy. In Gov, Duff's administration this door was closed to Owlett, The story Is that Ou'IeU proposed a state tax on unincorporated businesses Because this would hit small husl over ness, Duff would have none of it. .Their fight really narrows down to the issue of whether the Repub lican party In Pennsylvania shal follow the so-called liberal and progressive line, or whether It shall re the Duff administration itself would end with a *90 million deficit. Duff claims he left It with a surplus of Sunday School _esson Thank God for what? Thank God, earler, that, you live in a democracy, in which you are free to breathe, and think, and speak, and act, in a State which is pledged to accord you these and protect j them. In too many countries today, and they are not all under Communist domination, no such liberties^ for the Individual One of the world's best and greatest newspapers lias been suppressed In Argentina, and Protestants in Spain have been subject to oppressive restrictions. And across the world, many Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders are suffering grave persecution. ( No such situation, fhank God, exists in the democracies in which we live. When the doorbell rings we may go to the dcor with no fear it a totalitarian agent has come invade our home, or to carry us ft to a concentration camp. If we are living within the law, nd morally correct lives, we can neet the day and the night with reedom from fear. It is not easy or us to comprehend the great of our fellowmen in many parts of the world are living each lay in the grip of fear and danger The fact that in some of these anris it was not always so, and thi story of how liberties were sup pressed, ought to make us zealou .0 see that no such subversion iberty ever occurs in our land. W may conclude all to readily that "i cannot happen here." All this emphasizes very strong 1 y the question of the rel a tion the individual to the State, th rights and duties of citizens, an the nature of the government tha they maintain, or allow to be i: power. It Is obvious that under presen world conditions great inequalitie and great restrictions exist in rela tion lo freedom, that under mor normal conditions, such as existe a generaiion^or two ago, would ha been regarded as serious and unju. tillable invasions of personal free ciom. If you are a young'man, of U age, ycu may be drafted for military service in some far-off off land, If you would have gone MB million in the general fund phis I j" arn >' cat f e ; >' ou "J'S* 11 De sald to a 149 million surplus in the motor fund. All this and more, the Grundy- Owlett faction of the party disputes most emphatically.- They- picture Duff as a completely phony liberal built up by a Steve Hannesan press agent. Though he served four years as state attorney general and was hand-picked by Gov. Martin as his successor. It Is now claimed Duff was a Republican compromise. Grundy-Owlott followers claim be free, but not if you went because the State compelled you to go. There is a matter of glaring, even if justifiable and unavoidable, inequality, it Is justifiable andjun- avoiriable on the ground that otherwise there might .soon be no freedom for you or anybody else. If you are subject businessman, you to limitations, restrictions, and regulations, which a few years ago would have been regarded a.s an unwarranted inva- Duff was a eRpublican compromise.) j] on O f your private affairs- and if Grundy - Owlett followers claim you are hish-^laried, or wealthy Duff thought he could maintain Lne StaU takes a majnr portkm undermined ... by some people . ., who ... are trying to get us to bs- liev« our government ' is riddled with Communism and corruption." It was the longest talk Mr. Tru- ,— mm has made on that subject. Aud ^9 It, was interpreted here a.s aimed at Senator McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican, and other congressional members who have charged there are Communists and Corn- munis t-sympat rjtzers in the government, No Names Mentioned But the President never once mentioned by .name McCarthy or anyone else. Immediately McCar- hy accused the President of speak- g In generalities and ren ;ved hi* barges against, the State Oepart- ent, where he has concentrated is fire. Since the President was suffl- ently troubled by the attacks en is administration to make thia mg speech about it, the question hich comes to mind at once is his: 'If he meant McCarthy, why idn't he name him?" A check through the files sine* 'eb. 10, 19aO, when McCarthy op- ned his campaign against tht tatc Department, seems to Indl- th» President and Secretary f State Ac,heson have had a policy f avoiding mention of McCarthy irectly in any way. "I Won't Argue" , On Feb. 31, 1950 Acheson, whom McCarthy finally came to call tha 'Ak- Red Dean," denied there wer« "- 1 Communists in his department but, for McCarthy himself, Acheson aid "I don't Intend to get into an argument with the senator.'* H« has stuck to that policy him- ieU pretty much although other officials of the state Department many times since have denied McCarthy's charge* and accused him of "smearing." The President has expressed con,tempt lor McCarthy several time*, but very briefly, in news conference, when th* senator's namfl came up. One* he aald McCarthy was the Kremlin's greatest asset here. But otherwise th« President *aid much about th« senator. History Ma? Explain Maybe only the historiani win ever be able to eatpl a in why—for political reasons, if for no other—the President and Ach eson h av« shown such reluctance to tackle McCarthy at length and by name. There's no doubt McCarthy ha» do ne the Truman ad m in istra tion political damage, filling the minds of some people with doubt and sus- icion about the State Department's perations and effort* of the ad- linistration to weed out any Com- ^ nmists left in government. fl McCarthy certainly had a very H lirect hand In helping defeat the. Democrats' Senator Tydings of Maryland who, with two other . Democrats investigating McCarthy's ,j harges, year, called him a liar and said his charges were a fraud and a hoax. c It may be that Mr. Truman and Acheson got together and decided, when McCarthy began his 'attacks in February, 1950. that if they Just Ignored him he might go away. But tie didn't. main rock-ribbed and conservative. Senator Duff's side of the story is lhat the Grtmdy-Owlett machine has too long represented special privilege without doing anything for the state. Before he left the governorship. Duff pointed with pride to his record. He claimed that Pennsylvania led the nation In highway construction. 1951-52. To raise this amount he jit planned extension of the toll proposed a flat state income tax 0(1 turnpike to Ohio and New Jersey. $5 on every $1000, plus a 25 per cent| with new spurs north to go to Erie control of this machine from Washington, through Gov. Fine, and so dominate the slate In national as well as local politics. Financially, it Is clairred the Duff administration left the state J112 million in the hole. In all this squabbling Gov. Fine is caught in the middle, Saddened by the. death of his wife last, year, and inexperienced In tion. he has not made the forceful governor"'needed for thU situation. Moving in on II. the O"idy-Chvlett factio* is trying to separate the governor from Duff to regain control of the por of your income, in what would certainly fifty years ago have been regarded as sheer confiscation. In the midst of the charges and counter - charges, warnings a-n d counter - warnings, propagandist!! and counter - propagandism, of which ovir days are so rife, whai have Christian leaders to say? What have they said? I propose to discuss this in my next comment. Meanwhile, let (is measure ant treasure' the liberties that we possess, and while we pray for others thank God for what we have. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent to try to beat him. lead the queen of spades lo earn fu — (NEA) — The TtilnR from Another World," but Jann Greer and her husband. Albert Lasker, conked it up around Ihe broakt'Ur'. lable. A scientist, working on a secret e\pcrimrnt, mysteriously disappeared. The police found his rtay- lo-tlay diary wUh Ihrse: entries: "Barney is now a foot fall. I m See HOLLYWOOD on Page U> SO THEY SAY The primary effect ^ol a price-wage freeze) Is to freeze a hole m every family pocketbook. —Rep. Ja>eph W, Martin, Jr. iR., Mass.) * * * We tvmilrt make a trrave mistake if we traded British exploitation for Soviet imperialism.—Prince Kh05rm- Ohashahai, leader ol one of Iran's most, powerful tnbos. * + * Th? only thing they're casting out there (In Hollywood* these days is aspersion*.—Lady Irts Mountbattfn * » ' * I tnvf thrni 'the Russian people>. They have been nut of riviiiration for year. 1 ?, but plea?e God thfly *"iH bf back in it soon.—Msgr. FuKon J. Sheen, « V * You ne'-er work out problems by taping on the ouL-ifiF and pirkin?., You can't have teamwork if halt rhe team Is ouUlde the stadium. —Michael V, t>:5M1e. * * • A lot nf white collar workers have B snob- bislineM i about trade unions*. For the man who thinks like trm. the \vhltc collar Isn't ft hade* of distinction. It's a yoke!—Labor Secty, Maurice J. Tobin. i HOLLYWOOD Lavish Parade: The cameras were about in roll. A gleamine rocketship covered the entire sound stagp and on the sidelines the stars of the science-fic- tinii opus, drescd in Mlvnrv sponee rubber suits, helmets trimmed with curious antennae and plexicJass j face; shields, waited for the rtirec- j tor's rail. "Makes you wonder, doesn'e it?" murmured the movie king, looking fit the vast spaceship. "Sure dors." agreed Ihr blnnrtc hMiif.y encasrd in hrr intent filar i costume. "Do you think there's [MINK on Mars?" I Julia Faye blushes to tell it even I today, but who is Julia lo withhold ' and important biographical tact (rom *he world? A snappy patent-lesthrr Kittling been rrcatert for Julia lo «rar i" % swimming pool $f m# for Cecil "Saturday Night" •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hr OSWALIl .tACOBY Written lor SEA Service Aussie Bridge Bids Need Smart Heads Australian bridge players take part <Mch vear ill a tournament that s,,,t „,,„ j/^Nr-W ^i^^^^^n in planning In let American and European players enter their tour- the are of hearts and naturally j IJ< "' t ' recognizes (Vie opening Uad as t'IM "top ol nothing." There i; obvious-: ly no nourishment in the heart suit. Einrl Ihere is the Errutcst, danger in dummy's Ions rlute. If East does not find (our riefcniive tricks at that very moment. Vie vlll never get them. Where ran East, find frrjr defensive tricks in a hurry? Hearts, as we have seen, are hopeless, Club.s j arc thr. main threat of declirer. East must therefore choose between spades and diamonds. Diamonds are out of tie question, since South must havr at le?.:-t the king of the suit and 'heretore 75 Ytan Ago In Blythtviile — Work has started on a new gin owned by Oliver W. Coppedge and Ira Crawford. Th« lour stand Continental ?in will have 80 saws each and will be operated by a bie-sel engine. It ij being built on Highway 18 on « part of the ground formerly tised by the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company. Mrs. B. F. Kiger returned yesterday after 10 days visit In Juarez, Mex., and El Paso, Texas, visiting her sister, and also the Texas Centennial In Dallas. Mrs. Sam Florman. her daughte.r, Roberta, and son, Lloyd, returned last night from a seven weeks visit in Lcs Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. B. DrMllIr's b.ick In Julia, plunged into the pool and waited for Ihe camera to grtnri. Suddenly a blond, broad-shouldered extra niMicd down lo Ihe rdce of the water and said: "Duck, Miw Fayp. That *eol top of yours has shrunk way riown and you're prar 1 103 lly .- ! a inning there hi your birthday clo'hc.v" South i N" T. Pass Elst Pass tx>reita Young on the *cf question: j "I know my ^gc bothers f lot j af people. They say. 'Shp must ] namrnt The general idea of the contest may be spen from the hand .shown today. North and South get a certain amount of credit for bidding three no-trump on their Cfds. The normal bidding Is shown with the- hand, hut any style of blddins will earn the rredlt as long as the final cnntnrl is three no-trump, played by either North or South. Onrc the bidding has ended, the players are Instructed to tors?! about, the actual bidding. South Is lo plav the hand at three no-trump. iuu:i have the suil slopped ill Wcs' and West is directed to lead the' had Ihe ace and king of liamondj be kicking .SO arounci.' The truth ; nine of hearts. This sort ol tnslruc- i presumably he would ha^ led the is lhat Ive been in pictures since ' (ion is necessary to prevent «ome-! suit.) /* I was * years old. 1 pl.iyen svith ' body from playtn* the hand at t«o' Having decided to attack (he Lon Chaney in 'Laugh. Clown, j diamonds or some equally weird spades. East must slill lead the risht Laugh' when I was 14. You lake ! contract. card. If he leads a low spzde. Sotith it from there. Actually I'd love j Once the opening lead hps been will play low also. West, will win being so years old." | made, everybody Is on his own. It's] with his jack, 'out then a spade, ron- Taclny Orson Welle* ! up t n south to try lo make his eon- L linuation from thfl West direction St non'i b* t KqueJ te 'The j tract; >nd it'i up to thi defender!' will not bother South. last must WTST * A.I87 ¥963 » 7653 *96 NORTH XT * 109 ¥85 * J92 4KJ7532 EAST 4Q-H2 ¥ A 1U42 « Q1H 48 SOUTH (D) * K6 5 VKQJ « AK8 *AQ10< Both sides vul. W«rt N'orth Pass 3 X. 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