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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1949 BLYTHEVTIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THE NATION TODAY Public Shows Little Interest In Hearings on Atlantic Pact And Approval Is Anticipated ^*' By James Marlow WASHINGTON, May 20. Wj—All over the country It must have been something Hie this: The husband was sitting In the living room, thumbing through the newspaper, and the wife looked up from her sewing. _ She said: "I was talking with Mrs. Dicfenderfer today and she said . . ." The husband, looking at something on an inside page, Interrupted: "1 see they finished the hearings on the Atlantic Pact." "Oh." the wile said. "I wasn't* following It." Icssary to throw another block In the road lo communism. We're already up to our necks In mt. It slarlccl with giving help to recce and Turkey. Setting up the arshnll plan was the next big ep. There was big Interest hi that And the Atlantic pact must seem i the public tis merely the logical oxt step after the Marshall plan, s it does to the government, even lotigh it almost certainly means e'll go lo war if Russia attacks one our allies in the pact. On the Job "Me neither," the husband said. "What was the business about Mrs. Dei-fendorfer, Dorforderfer, Deffcn- doofer, or what's her name?" There must have been a lot of ! the same Indifference to the pact around the country, Judging from what happened here. Pact Approval Expected For three weeks the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had held hearings on the pact, and finished this week. But most of the time It played to a half-empty house although the seats at the hearings were free, there were plenty of them, and joining the pact would be one of (he most far-reaching moves In this country's history. j^Why wasn't there more public in- For one thing, no one has doubted the committee would approve the pact. And no one doubts the full Senate, when it gets around to voting, will overwhelmingly approve it, too. 4 But a couple of other things explain the lack of deep public interest in the history-making hearings: L. This country has moved a lonp way from Us old isolationism, which existed even as recently as tin 1930's. Those were the days when Con gre-ss passed neutrality acts to keej this country out of war by refusini 1,0 ship arms to countries that go into war. Could Mean War But once we got into war, got Into one foreign tie-up afte another, and we've been doing i ever since. •So there's nothing unusual in on more step that puts us deeper int world affairs. 2. The attitude toward Ru.ssia an , Communism has grown amaamg: hard and tough in this country. -A So the public has come to accep fpferetty much without question am thing the government considers nee .oney Says States' Rights Hot Just Politics SHREVEPORT, La., May 20. </D—' ['he state's rights movement Ls not . ]X)litiral organization, says for- ner Governor Laney of Arkansas, ie contends it's a governmental deal synonymous with freedom. Speaking yesterday at the month- meeting of the Shreveport Bnr Association, liancy criticized the Un-American proposals" of the iresciH administration nncl said lie United States is headed for socialism and perhaps Communism if some of them arc adopted, Lancy Is the National States Rights Committee chairman. )/xie Regional Education Plan Put into Effect Mixing some more paint for tiis job on the Summer White House in Independence, Mo., John Molcr, 67 - year - oW non-union painter, is undisturbed by a let- tar sent President Truman by the Ar'L Painters Council Kansas City, Mo. The painters want Moler taken off the iob and a union man hired. Man Buys Car with Hard Cash —2,600 'Cartwheels' U.S. Returns Seized Property to Germans BERLIN, May W—VPi -T ll e United States today became the first occupation power to hand sized German governmental property Berlin to the West Berlin administration. Brig. Gen. Frank L. Howley, the U. S. commandant, turned over 584 pieces of real estate valued at $100,000,000, and told the city assembly he hoped other victor powers would follow America's evample. SPOKANE, Wash., May 20—m— After saving for five years, Charles Ilink of Spokane bought a new car u'ith one "heavy payment—2GOO silver dollars, all minted In 1921." 'There's your money," Hlnk said, pointing to a wooden clie.st when the dealer drove up with the new cur. The dealer wrestled the 170-pounc box to his car flnd,spent the rest of the afternoon slacking up the "cartwheels." ATLANTA, May •_>0-<A>|—T ll e South': plan of regional education was In effect today. Contracts were signed ' by the Regional Council for Education with he Medical College of Virginia, -ouislana State University. Emory University and Vanderbllt University or medical and dental training. In addition, Virginia Polyleclmlr nstltute, acting for the commonwealth of Virginia, signed a con- ract providing for veterinary med- cal training for Virginia students t the University of Georgia. Approximately 225 white and 200 Negro students are expected to enroll this fall under the contracts and under ten new ones to bo •xecuted shortly. Under the contracts, slate* whicl do not provide medical, dental. 01 veterinary training agree to pay the Institutions »1,SOO a year for eacl medical student enrolled. In return the states are assured that a ft number of their qualified students will be admitted to the schools, so that the states can meet their needs without the exixn.se of operating medical, dental or veterinary schools. Each state In the plan Is asslgnei quota. Selections will be madi by the regional service Institution from student-s certified by the state* "The signing of the contracts re- prc.sents years of discussion and months of intensive effort." ---IcI Dr. John E. Ivey. Jr., director of the council. "It reflects the work of a large number of governors •nd educators In the Southern tales who see In the regional educational plan a means of Improving graduate and professional training of Southerners for work In the Oppose Agrl fund Cut WASHINGTON, May 20. (fl'j — Both Arkansas Senators—FulUi'lglit ann McCldlun — voted with the Senate majority yesterday In ic- luiug to stupvnd the rules lo oiwu he way tor a vote ou a proposal lo cut the agriculture appropriations by live per cent. Heliport Is Opened NKW YOKK, May JO-M')—A Hying fluid—which Is no «nmll It's not ovon called a field—has been oiH'iH'd In crowded Manhattan Island. DtVilgiinlrd R heliport, it's the city's first commi'i'clal Icrinlnnl for helicopters, The CO-by-101-foot airport Is located on an East Illver pier. South." The bison did not migrate east of the Mississippi because that area lacked buffalo grass. Marriage Licenses Circuit Dewcy McKee et al, vs. Plaza Ex- pre.ls Company, suit for $4.000 In damages received In accident, Sept. 21, 1948. Maine Is known as the "pine tree state." $650 Reword Offered For Poisoner of Dogs FORT SMITH, Ark.. May 20. I/M —A total of $650 In rewards tins been ixxsted for arrest and conviction of a dog poisoner here. Of the total, 1500 was offered by Captilles Lick. Jr., whose two German shepherds were among do»s who have died In a series o( poisonings. The Fort Smith Humane Society added $100, and society officials said the magazine Dog World had a standing $50 offer for conviction of a dog poisoner anywhere In the United States. 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