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PAGB TWO THI NATION TODAY Russia Seems Quite Concerned Over the Failure of Blockade Arid Western Peace Objectives • By Jamw Marlow WASHINGTON, ^prll 20. (fly-There arc rumors here Unit Russia Is getting ready to lift, the Berlin blocknde. They're starting &t a pretty important time, IE this story will show. This U Ihe setting; Tlie Russians, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL W, If 49 Americans, British and French occupy four sectors of B«Tlln, just M " ie y holti Iour orw* of Germany. The four wartime allies agreed on that division when Germany »u'wndcred. But Berlin Is entirely within the Russian one. So the other three nations hurt to send supplies overland through the Russian one to their Berlin sectors. About ft 5' car a s° Russla blocked all land approaches from the west to Berlin Since then this country has had to send supplies in by plane—Ihe ttlrlirt--at a cost of around $5,000,000 a month now. This has tieen pretty awkward for the Americans, British and French. But it's been awkward for the Russians, too. Because of their own blockade, they've shut themselves off from the Industrial supplies they've needed from the American, British and French ones In Germany. Lifting the blockade would let those supplies in. That might be one reason for lifting It. Another might be a real desire to ense the East-West tension, for Russia hasn't been winning the cold war. Any other reasons? Severn!, may', be. For instance, throwing a monkey wrench Into the pluns ot tin- United States, Britain and France : to set up a new German governmcu In their western ones. In the first place, the Russian, and her three former allies have never readied any kind ol pence settlement on Germany. The western powers have refused to talk with Russia about a settlement until the blockade Is lifted. Meanwhile, they've gone ahead with plans, and hopes, for setting up the German government In their ones. This would be n Western Ger man government, sep;uale from winterer wa* done in the Russian zone. The Russian! haven't liked the idea and talked of setting up a different German government In their zone. If they lifted the blockade am got the pence talks going, this might cause a long delay In set- Ing up tlie western government. And the delay might have an Irritating effect on the Germans who have been without any government of their own since the war. But RUSSIA mlRht hnve some- hlns else In mind, such :is throw- ig a harpoon into the Atlantic act nnd the Marshall plan. Congress hasn't yet this yenr ackled the problem of actually ollng money for the Marshall plan or money for arms under the At- nnlle pact. The Marshall plan's pui'posc is to ielp Ihe Western European countries to get back on their feel am stand as a wall against Coinmuu- National Officer Addresses PTA's State Congress LITTLE ROCK, April M— «')— I'liln changing world will bring your children problems which are tougher than those you face today. That, In effect. Is what a Mississippi mother told the 24th annual convention of the Arkansas Congress of Parent Teachers here yesterday. The speaker was Mrs. C. C. Clark of Natchez, rr-nlmial vice president ot the National Congress of Parent Teachers. The/ I'TA, she said, can play a "major role In child development." She said the future problem of raising children I* not one of health or spending larRe sums of money on education, adding: "We must develop children Into he kind uf people who can handle lie coming changes in Society." Mrs. Ficldlnt? A. Poc of Piiragould unopposed as nominee for president of the Congress. Mrs. I'oe will sumcud Mrs. Edgar Dlxon of Mlllc Rock. Americans are Drinking More Coffee, Less Tea WASHINGTON, April 20 (A'l — Americans arc drinking more and more «jffec, less and less tea. The 38-year trend was reaffirmed by a rise in 'he per-person con- siimpt!'Ji) of 19.04 pounds In 1948, the Commerce Department reported yesteraay. Tiiat gain reversed a slight decline in 1947 to 17.8 pounds and pushed average consumption near the all-tlmo high of 19.4 pounds In 1046, Americans have almost doubled their consumption of coffee since 101!, when they averaged 829 pounds. With tea, things went the othci •lot Springs Celebrates F 77th Anniversary as National Health Resort HOT SPRINGS, Ark, April 20— (/PI—Today IB the intli anniversary of Hot Springs as a national Park and government-recognized resort. On April 20, 1832, President Andrew Jackwm signed a special act of congress scttlgn asld' 1 the city's natural hot springs as the property of the people for »1! time. Since then Hot Springs has grown* from « hamlet to « thriving, modern vacation and health capital with resident population of about 45.000 persons who cater to more than 325,000 visitors annually. It's an appropriate time of the year for the resort's birthday, too. The beauty of the Ouachlta Mountains, with its vast forest areas of varying shades of green foliage In- terspread with dogwoods and acres of woodland violets, Is at Its best. way. Average consumption has dropped steadily since 1911, when It was 1.04 pounds per person, to slightlj over a half-pound last year. NOl'ICK Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has .lied with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for perml* to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 107 Chickasaw- Ave., Blythevllle, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen, ol Arkansas, of good moral character, that he nas never been onvicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; tna! no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted ol violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beg'nning on the 1st day of July, 1949, and to expire on the 30 day ot June, 1850. Herbert A. Burnett Jr., Applicant. Subscribed and swor.i to before me this 19 d»y of April, 1»49. Elizabeth Mason, <SEAL> Notary Public. My Commission expires; 4-28-50. Not only Christianity but also Buddhism, Zoroastrlanlsm and Islam are, or have been, missionary religion*. FAMILY, SIZ? OWL.T 25* tot I La 3 Cr«7m -.. _. for *ki* »4 «loihui«. Up > NIX '"DEODORANT neun only that she Is temporarily sidestepping. Lenin long ago told his Communists the final goal ts the Important t.iinR i\nd that It's all right temporarily to compromise or step back !<• IOIIR as such tactics lead, at last to that final goal. NNE s.... And under the Atlantic pact we're supposed to send arms to those democracies so they'll hnve conft dencc they can block any move by Russia. But If, through lifting of th Berlin blockade, Congress thought the tension and danger in Europe was'easing, then— It might cut down Marshall plan aid and not vote any money at all for our allies In the pact. What a cut In the Marshall plan might do to the economic recovery of our allies and wrmt withholding arms might do to their confidence in our friendship, h something that oan't be foretold. But any peaceful move by Russia, such as lifting the blockade, doesn't mean Russia has lost a battle or retreated a «tep. It might When You BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME Cull D. C. 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