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April 10, 1947

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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PAGE TWELVE tflE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KTW8 OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERUOEFP. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager t Sole National Advertising Reprewot^Uvw: Wallace wumer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanu. Memphu.. • published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ' Entered'as ' second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, : _J ; r-. —- . 1 * Served by the United Preai ~SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By carrier In the city of Blythevlll* or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. : By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by-mall outside 50 mile tone. $10.00 per year navoble In advance. Meditation What thinkcst thou? Is it lawful to glv- tribute unto Caesar or not?—Matt, 22:11. * • • It Is estimated that not more than ten per cent of (he people think, and, if this is true. then ninety jicr cent of the people in our country are acting and living as the other ten per C>nt dictate. .. Tough Guy A UN guard at Lake Success is 'quoted as saying that all the sc'uool- 'girl visitors want to do the same thing—• (sit in Soviet Delegate Gromyko's chair, .' We're not surprised. Mr. Grom.vko Us the Humphry Bogart, or perhaps the "James Mason, of the United Nations, "and the fascination which-the female 'ol the'species feels for the tough tjuy ^sccms to have been pretty consistent since our cave-dwelling' days. . . - .. All of which doesn't explain why •they swoon over Frankie. Ridiculous Conclusion ; Dr.-'karlow: Shapley, the Harvard ^astronomer; may be forgiven a rather -bitter attitude toward some of our ^lawmakers and lawmaking processes. -Not so long ago he was the victim 'of isome humiliating, 'indefensible treat: merit by Rep. John Rankin of the -.House Un-American Activities Commi- -tee,~j(vho-~ subjected Dr. Shapley to a oneilhan'-star chamber grilling. ? J BuL. D,ex;tor Shapley's unhappy ex- ;p^jJgce",T^||ms ,to have led him to a •cOiSDlasion^ which is overly pessimistic. iThi^sjg^g Jbeftef, stilted at a Progressive' jCitizenJ^pf ^America meeting- jft' New •Yoik, that it would be but a step from •[outlawing the Communist Party to put- : Hawing Catholic and other minority ; :group_ organizations. r ~•,. .this .is confusing totalitarian with ^democratic methods. Periiaps Doctor ; Shapley and those who share his : ; views could add to their peace of mind I by reflecting on a few truths which ; are scarcely open to serious contradie- * tion. * Ours is a democratic ; government, and there is no immedintc likelihood of a change in its form. . ..Elected officials, through misguided pi zeal, occasionally attempt autocratic ..dictatorial methods such as were used "jon Doctor Shapley. But such officials ^ form a very small minority. 'I Doctor Shapley and others have Ibeon questioned and harassed by ill' '.informed officials on suspicion of * Communist sympathies. But it is a long ; step-from such extralegal harassment ;to full-dress process of drafting and •enacting a law and, if necessary, test; ing its constulionality. It is an impos- ^sibly long stou from mitlawinp the .Communist Party to outlawing Catholic or other minority organizations. : Catholicism and communism are '.diametrically opposed. It i s woefully underestimating the intelligence of the ' American President and Congress anil electors to suggest that this dissimilarity j 5 not recognized. ; The true character of the Commvm- ;ist Party is clearly revealed in its •available literature, in its day-to-dav activitics. Unquestioning discipline, schooling -in revolutionary techniques, tirelss • work, and American innocence and apathy have enabled the party to mak« such inroads as it has upon American life. Revolutionary efforts were posfc- jxyied. during the war for obvious rca- isons. Now the wraps are off. Any :means, including,the rv)st extravagant insults and untruths, arc felt to justify ^the ends. - Perhaps Doctor Shapley doasiVt •know or doesn'r. beliwo this, but the evidence remains. The Communists are ' a potential political threat and an 'actual economic liability. Thus far they ^ .have had_free rein and legal protection. To conclude that an end-to that ' I;, protection would mean the start of au all-out government campaign of extcr- minatki. against loyal, valuable minority group organizaitons is ridiculous. It is incredible that a man of Doctor Shapley's intelligence should have done so. Jazzed-Up Diplomacy There is some proiniae f inHhe Stato Department 1 .* decision to heed a request of the Soviets and substitute Benny Goodman records for folk : sqngs and symphonies in its broadcasts to Russia. Who knows, perhaps Mr. Goodman will have more success than Secretary Marshall, and a mutual enthusiasm for solid swing may provide a .solid foundation for better Soviet-American relations. On the other hand, of 1 course, the Stats Department might cut loose with a record of "Heartaches." Then we really might have an international incident on our hands. OF OTHERS There must have been pretty hitter disappointment In the hearts of the Roosevelt haters last week when the State Department made; public the official records of the Teheran, the Yalta and the Potsdam conferences. The information had been requested by the House Committee on Foreign Relatioiis which was considering the proposed aid to Greece and Turkey. The documents revealed little that had not been published in the newspapers and v.'hat little had not been made public was not of a startling nature. They did show that our representatives stuck close to American principles In commitments. At the Teheran conference In May, 1S43. President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin reached "certain military conclusions" regarding negotiations to bring Turkey into the wnr. That was published many times and while the "conclusions" were not given in detail, time proved nothing was lost because of that. At the Yalta conference, in February. 1945, the same three leaders agreed tentatively to fix German reparations at 20 billion dollars r.lso agreed on methods of payment. But this plan was superseded at Potsdam. At the Potsdam conference. In July 1045, President Truman, Marshal Stalin Prinw Minister" Churchill and Clement R. Attl»e, who had succeeded him, agreed that existing 'arrangements for Turkey's control of tile Black Sea straits should be readjusted, and each of the Big, Three powers was authorized to confer directly with Turkey on the question. Since then Russia's demands have run afoul of firm American and British opposition. It was also decided at Potsdam that no reparations should be exacted of Austria nnri ttv.i the remnants or the German navy and merchant, fleet should rx^ divided equally among the three major Allies. ' The publication of those "secret" documents certainly makes some of the allegations ana Implications loosed at the time of the three conferences look just a little sad. Seldom If ever have conferences so closely arrived at "open covenants openly arrived at" of the Woodrow Wilson ideal. ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS BV RAL COCHRAN SO THEY SAY Six students at a Michigan college were suspended Q n charges of trying to steal examination papers. They REALLY failed! Why aren't women allowed to leave nn )>!« hats during the "B" halt of a double movie bill? • • • Sweden has bnnncd U. S. movies in the hope that II will help check inflation—not txvniisc they've seen some of lh c same ones we Have. In Michigan a man routed three policemen »'lth dishwater. Just like lliclr wives do at home? • • » Some optimists arc just too lazy to kick. People who deal with working men and women as they would relief recipients, old-ago pensioners or slightly balmy people bring BS bad results as the notorious hard-boiled— -Oliver Carlson of Los Angeles, Industrial consultant. • • . Th« United Nations cannot start like n railroad train. It will take a lot of time, maybe a sciicratlon or more, but its problems can and "'III be worked out constnictively,-Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president emeritus Columbia U. • • • • • • Because we won't attack (Russia) lirst I don't think more than 10 per cent of use will be olive five years from now .-George H Earlc former governor of Pennsylvania. • • • We live In a time of political and economic thlr, ,M" CUUUral ronfllct fnr """•= *«'" than anything our modern civilisation has be- er TYmndalion. THURSDAY, 'APRIL 10, 1947 Military Dictatorship Feared in Some Circles Should Army-Navy Merger Idea Be Given an OK "RV iPFTPW vt\arf\xi , --.---.. Wi Mivaiiiig spuecn. inp ,t, >,~H ™ k^J^? es ., 1C "' W1 ': lcvt -'.. the motives for tins would become the real n. s '[^speech training. Joint Rulers ! WAA Regional Director Reports \ Finding 'Thinkers' Bit Confused Th« DOCTOR SAYS BV WILLIAM lA. lO'BKJKN, M. ». WrUten for WEA Service An eight-year-old boy who was upending his third year in the first grade In a rural school was known to bs "somewhat hard of hearing," and in addition hc was difficult to understand 1 . When his hearing was tested with an audiometer, his parents and teachers were amazed to learn that he suffered from 80 per cent loss. An amplifier was attached to the audiometer, and he heard clearly for !>he first time. His responses Indicated that he was a quick child who could lie helped immediately. By using a hearing aid lie was able to correct his speech because now he heard himself as otlicrs did. How n>2cch vcy of u*iuti VJUITJS JJ common arc hearing and decided that it ciicrirflnrr- ;.* _»>:i ji *n ... » «• v »v rs in children? Sur- 12.000 children from 130 . m schools of all types in two mainly rural counties in a tnldwestcrn stale revealed that one child out of five had a spec'oli difficulty and one out of 15 had a hearing disorder. When tested with an audiometer, some children hear all tones while otiiers have los s in the middle or speech range. The latter would receive Immediate medical attention to prevent further loss. For loss in tile high tones, it is recommended By Frederick C. Othmuii United I'ress Staff, (,'oi respondent WASHINGTON, April, 10 —The poor old War Assets Administration is about to lose one of Us best salesman. Ke j, as stood the generals and tlieir altitude- toward brains ns long as he can. The paper work drove him batty. The complninis f, om (jje customers who bought stuff they hover kept him uwnk c at night, i every week and sometimes oftenor one section or another of his office wns reorganized. The general in immediate charge of him told him to quit asking questions, because he wasn't being paid to think. Gordon B. Burke, the regional director of (lie WAA hi OMAHA, thought about not thinking, and his thinking on this thought led him to a decision. He quit, effective Ihe end of this month. He thought n Hltlo more, since he no longer wns under orders not to think, add was his patriotic to let the country Jtnow alj- few things that , 1K1( le him duty out »*tK ins** Luni:. 1 *, IE, is recommennefi' *""•> uiucia ui that the children should be tested i tn>ck of them. . squirm. So it was tnnt the tail, rjray- liaired Burke appeared before a congressional committee to tell about liis troubles j>cddlln<> minions of dollars worth of war goods in the Middle West. He said so many formal orders arrived from Washington, rescinding; amending and addin.. to previous orders that he coulden't keel) at three months' Intervals," and "if loss increases, medical treatment la required. HEARING AIDS % For children who have marked "Then there were the teletype messages Hint came in every day " Burke continued, Removing li'is iiorn-rlmnicd glasses and rubbing his „ .„„„ vl nit: aui UJJL IrjJJcj effort should be made to keep . L —"• ut; intvui; LU necjj I llpvpr IcTiour linn? ( £ m!K Ek-ST- l ° ^.-SP £TCU?. ~"j iiu4ii ojji caul the middle or speech range. For those who have loss of any degree, /or all tones, immediate change m seating is advised so they may s it in the front of tiie room, Lip reading lessons should be started. Some children an this group would c?o well t« start wearing hearing aids. Speech troubles are more common than hearing difficulties and include hard of .hearing speech ',. subs t'tut!ons, foreignisms. ine Is that the Army-Navy merger bill now being considered by Congress create a military dictatorship whic'li would he a threat to the traditional American democratic form ot government. First to bring this argument oil*. in the open have b=en Republican Sen. Styles Bridges of Now Hampshire and Democratic Congressman Carter Manasco of Alabama Real Inspiration for the idea, however, conies from a. small numlier or Army and Navy officers who are opposed to unification. They aVc fighting it under cover because word hns gone clown from the '.op that there must .be no opposition to the President's announced policy favoring unification. It lhi s tear o! military dominance of the American government came from left-wingers, it could be laughed olf ns Uotiinum- U. «•?, r ™ r ~' wh '' lcvt - r '' l "<* motives for lhis'would become the real U q su Hill. The .Qpppsilicm it is worth bringing out m - cn ,e commander propaganda aimed to keep the weak. The fact . . — S. militarily it comes ! l h,..e e nrf r,n? f P ° ilU ° f ™- W ' "' *' T ' 1C P'WCd unification b iU tlie.c are inal danger., in umftca- would provide for three services- lion, there is still time to amend the merger bill. If (Hie alarms are phonies, they enn be shouted down MAKEUP IOF PROPOSE!) SECURITY COVfiCIL 'Reasoning of the follows this outline: 1. The bill now b merger critics Air. Army, and Navy—but critics'cat* < of the bill say that Ihe functions „„„; aiirl duties of each are not defined- i),» in the law. They are to be dcsig- t^a^eh™™ ° rdDr ' SUbJCCt »"* B »*«£ n: Does a peptic ulcer into caiYccr? . Peptic ulcers are loin the first portion of the intestine and stomach, in | IT COULO {HAPPEN J may form, ulcer- but tihev , , , u iev ™re!y develop from benign ulcers. is |ed services. It i b too much power .for /" "^. .U, 11M> U t|, : opfinni (o have. His Oudgct would be nearly n third of nil insure more civilian control at top; policy-making levels, •lu summing up their c ase these say that * u. a rovcrnment ; opponents of' unification 0 forces of naming' the "wrenr"^'" >'? nd ' in ''»= '"llitary umicr'"him NiXVy W ''° W °" U! work American people, not made'"the!? \2. These four sccrelnric, wifi h '.' aste "' ?.very country that has 4e Secretary of state ,mi .he stre "ff"'-Germany under the Kai- cnairman of a ,,nw N-Uioi He M'" i J"" Hi " Cr ' Ule Frimcc u!ulcr n.* N.ition.11 He- Napoleon, the Sweden imrtcr Ous''- lavus Adolphus. But eventually all went down to defeat . it could •• <>.>Y' i.n it jjiirt INailOlliU sources Boar,| would constitute .... new National -Security Council. While all would be civilians. altcii- , that it comes from conservative - _ . .. .._ „..,..„..., alll:11 . Army nnrt Navy officers nnrt con- tion is called to Ihe fact that foul ircssional reactionaries makes :!, of the six would «jrak for the another matter. | armed services. The' National Hc- ,..„, ,, , „ Criticism of the merger bill may sources Bo;ir (( would function only lin,, i TT c r be a sincere concern over the na- In lome of war U world be whnt 11? ,~ 5 , ton's fulure. On Ihe other hand, the War ProdiVct on & w.n" ! c-bhict"^^ a, It may be the most scmatioml 3. A new Joint stair rrp-itort bv ." secrctai argument that could be thought n,, the bill is pictured a.?".he r^'Ul s'Xd onh- •o servn as a blind for the fear of fninro rr c ,,.;,^ ..? .. . ot '-""a. onij here ic criticisms overlook two im- t factors. ic President—a civi- ;ommander-in-Chier, •ies of Defense, Air, Congress can rte- 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— Walter Logan and James Downing spent today in Memphis l,,?rn r ! CS T ' Kramcr ' '"Bh school nstructor in vocational agriciijiure ijas^one to Little Rock for scverai The second unsuccessful attempt iiJnn ." tW ° months to rob th e sheriff and collector's oBicc ou the second floor of the court house occurred here Saturday night services up anc. to the U. S. what • IN HOLLYWOOD casrr fan - street and iMjrna ,Liiy s |j|| receives !<•!- tcr.s from riropli; ;»-lio cherish licr as nil ; iii .Orirnlnl roles. The other slopped he a«k(.-(I t licr confidentially, "You do [read, (iliin't ynn?'' Kcpliril THyrnn, "Only Svhcn il is printed in English." Roy Del Ruth wants Jimmv !>n- BV WRSKINK JOHNSON NEA ,Staff Corrcspniidcilt HOLLYWOOD, April 10. I NBA) -Roman Bihncn. the character actor, wants it known that hc isn t mart at President Truman ano'thal President Truman isn't mad nt him. Bohncn was cast for the part of President Truman in th c ain:n Uomb picture, -The Ucfiinninx- Or the End." Then tlierc \«is sun- -v, j „*. „,, „..,,,,., t iwscil lo be some objection fro.u J-" lle to f)l a .v "'c scrioiis-comi'r role Washington about his portrayal anil of a truck rtrivi-r in -Red Light " his "non-military posture.' Go he THM'INf: ]'X)KAIUI.\ •—s replaced finally bv anotlier actor. ••The newfipapcrs.' 1 Bohncn told me, "bungled it up." 'II Is true that I wrnle ;a It-tlrr says Heiinan.' in tl rli.0s .cliirlni; Ilio >v;ir years when tables for two became tables for eight. But no-.v they're fools, hc says, if they don't follow this formula: No tips lo imaitre d's nr hrart waiters. Ten p:r rrnt of tbe r »sl of food nml licvrraRrs Co the waiter ami Jvis narlnrr. (Dun't McKENNEY ON BRIDGE A G-Over-1 Jump Seems Justified !•}• WILLIAM K. McKKNNEY America's Card Authority This year the Vancierbitt Cup Tournament for National kjiock- out Icam-of four champiSishlp tiroke ^11 records \\ncn 44 learns turned out for the event. This tournament has always had n Kit of In "President (Truman he (portray ifilmseJf hcrausi- die M-cnc nt deciding on i:sc n( tlu- aton) .Iwrnb was liisloriral. I'<rr htslnry's sake, 1 lllousM s ln c> tie did It, pic (Mioulil nr i n. "President Tniman replied it> my letter saying he approved of my performance but felt thr scene itself was unfair Because it ma<i? his decision appear a spur o[ the moment thing," he saitl. Truman arfded in t|, c ^tter. "I don't want to be a movie actor " nohiien Is Mill a little pre'vcil, though, about those cracks regarding dl.s '•noii-mlKtary pasture." H-^ was even more peeved when he started receiving subscription blanks to physical culture magazines STILI, ORIENTAL FAVOR ITK Trying to share the sjiotiieht d,--' Night club patrons arc tipping - ^- •••— " «'f " loo oxlravnpnnily. says Herm.xn color ""d the finest players l>arli Hover, who owns Hollywood's rnosu c '! );lt c in it. famous lain s]Wt. Clio's. Tliey got Gen. Alfred M. Orucnlhcr, scc- into the b:ul habit of over-tlppins,' rctar V of the Vaiifierbllt C;ip Coin- lit- rush to nigh', 'n'Ucc. was on hand for the first time .since (lie war. D»rln.j [he count |the federal taxes in lip- p!n») Twenty-five cents to the lialchcck girl. , j • • • Doctors have ordered Maria Mon- lei lo takr a n'.onlh's rest after 1 completing AUantcis," There are two bie deals on thc fire for Peggy v\nn Garner to head her own weekly rnciio scries...It's a Rrim coin- ; cldenc-o that the fatal plane flight!' (23 were killed I over the Alps which || *KQ61 V A « AJ1086432 + None Toiirn.imcnt—^fcithec vuT. South .West North E»st 1 » Double 1 A Pass * Pass Pass Pass Opening—»8 sitting opposite Lochridgc when over a simple bJ<i of one spade, he hid six? Discussing the han d afterwards. Lochridgc said, "My partners bid showed that he had five or six spades. There | s no law against his having five or six to the ace- jack-ten. He has a good chance to make the hand If he is void in diamonds, and if he has any diamonds, one of them can be thc king-in which case there in nothing to it." Lochridge's explanations make the earne sound pretty simple, and as a matter of fact, when the dummy went down, (here was nclhin* to It. The opening heart lead was won with the ace, a small diamond was ruffed by declarer and a trump led. West winning. Regardless of what West returned, declarer could win ii, ruff another diamond, pick up East's trumps, and the diamond suit wa s good. never knew how to separate times therc'rt be a two-page ^.,_. gram giving the biography or soni^' official in Washington, Ami of course all the press releases that were issued in Washington came in to me by wire. I'd have to take these to the newspapers in Omaha and I would watch them BO into the wastebaskets. I can tell you it was a small hell." ' Then, said Burke, the Generals didn't trust their telegrams. They kept calling upon him personally. "We had a perfect flood or visitors from Washington," he said. "Once «e had 23 different men in our Jittlc office in Omaha, telling ns what we were doing wrong. They'd go away and another Ijatcli would come out to tell ns something else that we weren't doing right:" He received so many officials that some mornings, when he should have been looking over the new sales regulation's, lie spent as much as three hours shaking their hands. One of the head men wired to be met at the airport. Burke met him, drove him into town, and put him ori another plane 45 minutes later. ' "What did he want to talk about? asked Rep. Ross Rizley of Oklj|\ "He told us lo get on the ball an?*' go out and sell thc stuff," Burke replied. The congressmen then called Gen. Isaac Spalding, retired, who was Burkc's in the Kansas City zone office. He said he always knew what was going on without any advice from his underlings. "I don't need the regional directors' brains," h c testified. I make the plans. Let them carry out my instructions." BurKe smiled. Three weeks from today no WAA General had belle:mention brains !o him on penalty of a poke in the nose. Wildcat Oil V/ell Sets Record for Depth OKLAHOMA OITY (UP) — T:ic; drillers at the Superior Oil Company's well in Ci«Tdo county, Oklahoma have set a noiv world record for deep drilling—and they're still going down. 'At last reports, the depth was •16 : 935 feet, or 207 feel deeper than.^ the previous world record" of IB.£68 feet set by lh,. pacific Western Oil Company in Kern county, JCjI- ifornia. mf j The superior's well 'is a wildcat, in oil terms meaning a well drilled m unprovcn territory. It is called V tlic No. 51-11 Wcllcr. U. S. Justice HORIZONTAL 11,8 Pictured i U. S. jurist 12Trifolioate 13 Aroma 14 Male 15 Fortune 17 Be seated 19 Ago 20 Rabbit 25 Melodious .J rctrcshl "8 I" discover sonic- thing that ain't super-colossal in Hollywood. it's Johnny Ma-v Brown's swimming pool— Just a ., ovcr-sUod sunken bath five feet deep, four feet wide, and rioi.'i i.- M Aluminum 'Licenses .Arkansas. Connecticut, O.-csron, cral, and Charles Lochrldge »»*. elected secretary. | LohridEc Is one of the country's . most colorful players. Ho always ( can be counted upon for a spectac- , S, T1 ' , ., e coune upon for a s pectac- Is a V,' ' f,° llth 1>nkota - V).-,ular b l<j or play and he did not - ether ° U " 23 Lar 28 Roman roads 94 f™....- 34 Shelf 38 Sleeping sound .39 Iroquoian f Indians ! 40 Coin i 41 Cain's brother 145 Alliturie <£b.) : 46 Brazilian coin '. 47 Seasons 49 Female deer BO Round 52 Reaches destination 54 Fillip' 55 He is an associate justice of . , (hc U. S : Couvt VERTTCAI, I Looks fixedly S Renter/ " " 3 Area measure 4 Compass point .5 Whip 6 Girl's name 7 12 months ,' 8 Fish eggs 9 Editor (ab.) 10 Dye HGolfc'.ub 31 Czar 14 Simple , „ 16 Symbol lor 32 Penetrates. tellurium 33 Idea 18 Little children 34 Crown 36 Gclaliu-Iiko carbohydrate 37 Italian cily •il Apud (ab.) 42 Slanting 43 Unbleached : ,44 Sweet i secretion i 47 Tree fluid 48 Courtesy title 51 Symbol for tantalum 53 Brother of Odin (myth.)

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