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PAGE SIT BUTHEVTLLE (ARK.V COUTITER STEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1949 THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS TUB COURICT NBW» CO. H. W HALNES, Publisher JAMU LL VERHOETF bUlor D. HUMAN, AdvtrtUlm •o!* National Advertising Reprejentatlvea: WtlUc* Witmer Co, New Vork, Chicago, Detroit. Alluta, Uemphl*. Enured •» «econd class mattei »t thi po«- efflc* »t BlythevUte, Arkini**, under act oJ Con- Octob«r ». 1»". Member a! Th* Associated Presi 8UBSCR1IT1ON RATES: By carrier u> the cil> ol BlytheviUe or anj suburban towp wher« camel service ta oiaio- Ulned, iOc per weelt, 01 85o pel momb By WUil, «IUiiD * radius ol SV miles SA.UO pel yaar. »2.00 tor sii months, *1.00 (01 thiet monthi; by maU outside W »Ue zone HO.OO pet year piyabli la advam*. California Not So Strange While Southern California continue! to attract new people by the thousands, many * visitor professes not to like what he sees there. To some, the informal mode of dress is chocking. To others, the free-ranging architecture, usually translated into dazzling white stuccu, is the chief offender. These and other elements make a pattern of restlessness Hint seems strange. Actually it isn't Btranye at all. Californians more often than nut ace people -from other status who are jn.sL doing out there what they are afraid lu do at, home in Iowa or Georgia or Now York. Meditations Why «ri«l <hou for Ihlne iffllcllun? Ihy sorrow li Incurable fur the multitude ul thine iniquity: btuiuf thy «ln» »«r« Increased, 1 Have dune UMH Ihlnit unU HIM.—JtrtmUh 30:15. • • • Affliction is not sent In vain— JYom that good God who chastens whom He loves! —Soutliey. Barbs A new York professor says the br«iu has »t- Uined only a quarter of !is growlit. Or, in » reckless driver, a tenth. » • • - L«*d U • normal Ingredient ot the human bodj —of cverj body, nut an); those ul (>ni>teri. • « • A California thief »tole nolhlnj but cheese from * delicatessen. W» tit man or mouse? • • • A Bildwulern mm died of drinking a hair fllloB *t whliky OB a bet—which he won. • • • A Hungarian profcwor says education causes flat le«t. Mayb* «« wer* «rong about thai UnUlc cop. Punishment Fits Crime Somebody tossed a l)ill into the House that would impose a §1UO fine or (iO cluys in jail on anyone who dares tread on the grass around the Supreme Court, building in Washington. Aiiparently the idea behind this is: lie who walks on that precious turf tramples on the high court's dignity. VIEWS OF OTHERS Investigations, 1949 Arms Aid Change Lowers Legislative Bars President Truman has modified hia ?1,450,000,000 arms aid bill to meet congressional objections that it called lor dangerously broad presidential discretion in using the fund. The original bill did not specify the nations which would get the military assistance. Instead, it left the way open for dispensing aid to ai\y country in the world that the President might deem a. fitting beneficiary. This feature of the program was widely criticized in and out of Congress. Republicans particularly took up the cry. Quite evidently the measure is in for tough going anyway, but the failure to name the nations slated to receive arms aid looked like a tactical error big enough to kill the bill. Critics charged that the vague grant of discretionary power to the President would allow him to involve the United States in foreign defensive programs in any quarter of the globe. They foresaw commitments that could mean war —without congressional action. Others predicted that aid distributed as the original bill permitted would spread the nation's strength too thin for its own military safety. Administration sources contended the measure had been drafted in general terms because it was felt Congress might thus find it more acceptable, Bid the exact reverse proved true. \Vhethpr or not that was the President's real reason for the genera) language, lie lias now beat a quick retruat. In a new bill, he has named specifically the countries marked for miltary help. Air. Truman's speed in correcting what may have been a major miscalculation ol congressional sentiment is commendable. In the past he has often stubbornly resisted changes recommended by his congressional leaders as necessary to win approval ot his proposal, lie lias steadfastly clung to his original plans. And frequently he has gone down to defeat. The President's swift yielding in this instance may be a gauge of the importance he attaches to arms aid. It may measure, too, his fear at the prospect of wrecking the bi-partisvin foreign policy. His action does not assure approval of the assistance program. Stout opo- sition remains. But at least Mr. Truman has made it possible for Congress to consider arms aid without distracting worry over a vague grant of power thai has no place in the bill. What with al) the confusing Washington disclosures on lobbying, involving deeji-trcczcrs, fvu- nian portraits, (Ive-percentcrs and anonymous memorandums, one begins to wonder 1! the various congressional investigators are asking the right question*. So far a lot of officials have been called into question without much evidence against them. Specific exceptions are Maj. Gen. Harry Vau^han and two suspended generals. Air Secretary Stuart Symington answered all questions adequately as to charges regarding the biillou-Uollar B-36 contract with Consolidated Aircraft, He may be questioned lurthcr- But the rumors apparently were based on a memorandum which nobody admits to having written. The Senate Investigator* ought to ask who did write it? Were rival plane manufacturers responsible, and was it meant to discredit the Air f\>rce. Some Senators think Secrclary Symington Jmt about blew their investigation out of the Capitol. But the inquiry will come to no good end if It ends now. The questions that, ought to be asked at once pertain to whether Congress can be brought to Investigate whenever some anonymous persons makes doubtful charges against any man. In high place. In the House, at the same time, a subcommittee dropped testimony about giHs of deep-treeters to Mrs. Truman and high officials, without establishing whether there was an ulterior purpose behind these gifts and, if so, what. Acceptance of gifts without determining their purpose is, ot course, questionable. But the more pertinent question now is, did somebody expect lo make a pro- lit out nt such gills, and did he? It's difficult to see what favors might lie expected, for Instance, in return for sending Mrs. Truman a fre*?er. if one was sent. One admitted recipient immediately sent his Ireezer lo a Marine camp, So'at this point the question of the gifts allegedly bandied about officialdom seems a ]ot less important than the motives of the donors. When Inquiries deal with possible official corruption, they have an equal obligation to disclose the purpose of the corruption, and who outside the government was responsible for H. In comparison with disclosures of graft alter World War I, some of today's probes seem to be on the peanuts level. Unless Congress digs deeper, the aftermath will be a fiasco comparable to Senator Ferguson's investigation of Howard Hughes Or the result might be a deepening and unfortunate suspicion that, a major purpose of congressional inquiries is political Innuendo. — ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Giving the Little Girl a Great Big Hand Proposal for Council of Europe Gains Remarkable Momentum By DeWill Ma«Keinic AP Foreign Affairt Analyst The move to make Germany an rly member of the council ol urope— the new brotherhood of d world democracies — is gaining •markablc momentum. Winston Churchill this the defeated country to this 12- iiatlon council which its sponsor! hope will develop into a parliament comprising all of the European democracies, Britain's famotu wartime prime minister, who led his gain advocated the addition of people in the life and death strug- wcek gle against German aggression, was Sunday School Lesson By William The German Cllroy, I).D. oot, Goethe, called alure "the living garment ol God.' One cannot read the story of 'esus in the Gospels without real- zins how essentially the divine Ministry was of earth, as well a,s ( f heaven, It was not in class- •ooms, nor even In synagogues or .cm pie, that the most distinctive .eachines of Jtsus were given. He went through the fields, speaking of the flowers, the grain, the harvest; He discoursed of worship In spirit, anil even announced His mpsslnh>hl[> 1 as He sat talking with n woman at Jacob's Well. He preached to the people from a boat, cast off a, little from the shore, when the pressure of the I multitude became too great. Audi (he mo.^t comprehensive of His teaching, the very character of the Christian faith, was delivered as He .sat on' a mountainside surrounded by His rtl"H"ics. Ttils was all a. c It should have been in that time and place. In the genial outdoor atmosphere of that little land of Palestine, In an age that had not yet .developed the equipment, gadgets, and ways that have made life, religion, and education more confined to walls. But it was seemly for a deeper reason, It was typical of the religion In brought speaking before the consultative assembly of the council 111 the ancient French city of Strasbourg whose streets no so long ago echoed the crash of Hitlcrlan hob-nailed boots. Simultaneously in Washington American Secretary of State Dean Achesou expressed himself as favoring the acceptance of the new West German republic in the coun,- cil for Europe. He said the United Suites believes this \voulcl be a conslrMctive step in the integration of a peaceful, freedom loving Germany into the community o! Western Europe. At (he same time the secretary warned the Western Gar- mans auainst abusing the freedom permitted them t)y the Wester occi'">ption powers. Why should the Western democracies be anxious to include In their new European parliament a Germany which has sinned so ** r SB' PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Economic Forecasters Offer Variety And Leave Capital Observers in Daze that He knew Hebrew writers WASHINGTON crystal ball used — (NEA1— The 1 by the business prophets today could not possibly be more ".muled. You can hear or read any kind of economic forecast you want, from glow to gloom. This leave.s (be average Washington observer wondering if any of them know what they're \alking about. Comparison of some of the recent utterances by people who should know with what experts in .similar positions said during 1929 only cnfirms this hunch. President Truman in his recent economic report lo Congress dealt with the unemployment sitiation as an acute problem in certain localities only. He said he was going to try lo do something about it In those areas. But compare this the icle.ii ol President 12,000.000. situation "I see which warrants pessi- in the i per cent from May to June, though mism," said Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon on Jan. 1, 1930. "We can look for reasonable prosperity within the next year," -said Secretary of Labor James J. Davis in June 1930. Wonderlngly. you read these statements. TCien look at some facts as gathered by principal government stati-sticai agencies: Every government source tries to minimize unemployment. Bureau of Census reports mid• unemployment of over 4,000.000 tlic l»"c since the 1030-41 period. But the Census sample survey indicated employment at 59,120,000— the highc.st this year. Good ttiorgh tills may be, it apparently Herbert Hnovcr in J9H9, to the ef- I i" 11 ' 1 P° n <l enough. Employment feet that unemployment was a local ! rancccl from 60.0QO.OOO to 61,000.000 from May In Qclober last year, with only 1.600,000 to 2,200.000 unemployed. The Federal Reserve Board index of industrial production for July will probably be five point- or more below (he Juuc figure of 169. Last January it was 191. The drop is 15 per cent. Iron and st^cl pro- dfrtion is ?8 per cent below the pmk of last November. Bureau of Labor Statistics wholesale index of all commodities has i dropped 5 per cent since Jan. 1. confidence | But the BLS consumer* price iti- problem. Bernard Earurh, returning from Europe, told ship news reporters, "I don't asrce with tho.se who say there will be a slump in this country." Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer, rr'nniing from his survey of New England unemployment, said business would pick up in the months ahead "if people don't Ret scared." Treasury Secretary John Snyder, In his Cr»lller'.s article, wrote: "T am plainly puzzled as to why the should be today." American lacking businessman Like 1IH9? x— the so-called cost I figure— -is down only 3 of living p?r cent .summer food prices should be down. RcnLs and public utility rates are advancing in many areas, People Going In I>cbt Installment buying has risen to a national total of over $9.000,000,000 a new all-time high. What this means is that people are goin; deeper into debt. Personal savings are .still hu,'h, but largely confined to people in the middle and upper income brackets. In spite of notable exceptions like steele, total corporate profits for the second quarter of 1949 are expected to be lower than the first quarter annual rate of 828,000,000.- ' 000, The high was 53fi,OQO,OQO,Q{10 in the third quarter of last year. These are some of the. bearish factor:-. On the brighter side, contributing to what some Washington observers find is a significant change in business sentiment during the past two-to-fmir weeks. may be listed these developments: There will be no increase In federal income taxes. Consumer expenditures have remained high despite a faliing-off -n personal Income. Automobile sales and production have been at record levels. Home nnd industrial construction have picked up in the last three months after „ slow start earlier In the year. The government will have to go on deficit spending, which Is Inflationary. This will be heightened by which Jesus had been up. and of the Scriptures so well. To the the h cavern declared the glory of God, and the firmament showed His handiwork. Psalm 19 spoke ol a language of nature, unspoken, without words, but that nevertheless was hearrt through all the rarth, as day unto day uttered speech, and night unto nfcht showed knowledge. Two things were very rea! to the P,sa 1 mis t s and Prophe ts- one was the law of God and His providence in nature, the universe a manifestation of law and order, as the heavenly bodies maintained their paths, and as the seasons, seedtime and harvest, kept their accustomed course In the earth. They lived In a world of law. A n d the other reality, corresponding to this, but deeper, was the law ot God hi the heart, the assurance of right and wrong in life and Conduct, and of man's hiphc^t attainment only when lie lived in accordance with God's law of righteousness. It must be evident to any careful observer that in all. or most, of this we have departed far from tlie essential Hebrew and Christian view ol God and nature. I mean by "we" the general public attitude, A superficial observer might say that ours out- greatly and so often against its neighbors? At first blush this seems a strange development, and let It is logical. There are two prime reasons for this move. The first of course is it not only that is calucnlated to foster peace but economic prosperity. A healthy Germany Is essential to the general well being ol West- em Europe, The second, and p&rhkps the more important reason, Is that Germany lies in the heart of Europe, on the line dividing the communistic East from the democratic We.s t, S he con Id be, in d ays to come, a mightly deterrent to an armed clash between Eastern and Western Europe. Should unhappily such conflict arise, then most assuredly the Western powers vvould want Germany In their camp. If she were isolated and forced to play the lone wolf, fate might drive her into the Bolshevist camp. Churchill Asks Action Churchill considers the matter so vital that he advocates the calling of a special session of the council's consultative assembly In December or January to admit Germany to membership. He hold5* that" this vi'DVild be the "greatc^J and most important of all the < question's that are before us." However, there Is no disposition on the part of the democracies to rush blindly Into the unification of Europe. British Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison toM the Strassbourg assembly he favored immediate steps for unification but advocated caution. With t h 1.1 Churchill didn't differ, commenting characteristically: "We may Just as well see, what a girl looks like before we marry her." This Idea of bringing a sinful Germany forthwith into the association of democracies which have been sinned against represents a striking departure from past tactics. After the first world war Germany Compare those ^ slaleincnls with ! from the pent: of last November | distribution of the veterans' In- f ,,_ ~,,~t~_ ~ f ,„.,«, T .-... ._ ,_. ,._,., .... _ . RUrnnre b Ollus o f $2,500.000,000 early in 1950. Wape Increases In selected ind'.is- ports able. of-doors, full of travel, olay, of picnics, excursions and loafing. But how much of religion is there in it all? How- much recognition of the God within nature's garment, and of His laws upon which our very life and enjovment denend? Tt Is not the religion of the out- of-doors, but the irreliiMon of so much of the out-of-doors, Lhnt mostly characterizes our modern wa y. How much tn this, as In other things, we need to learn from those who found a joy in God, and a pleasure In His world, that few today attain. So much of our life Is an escape, rather than a discovery and attainment. was l:\beltd the boy of Europe and was .stood in a corner to repent. Decidedly that didn't work. The new program can't fare worse, and seeins very likely to be a constructive move In the intcrsts of peace and fraternity. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville some famous qrnte-, of 10'J9; | !V>r July it will probably be around "The worst effect* of the crash i 1"0 per cent of the 1935-30 avcnwc upon unemployment will have ! The f-riirc has been within 1 pW ,,.-,,„ pas-ied in GO days." said President j cent of this level for the past six tries that have good profit rei Hoover in March. 1MO. Unrnioloy- | ninths. \ 50 f ar this year seem Incvit . mentwas then 3,000.000. It rose to j The cost of food Index rose 1 j which is likewise inflationary. IN HOLLYWOOD lij- Erskinc Johnson XEA Slatt Ciirri\s|iiiiufenl There is nothing healthy in an economic adjustment which brings unemployment to millions ol "workers, bankruptcy to large numbers ol .MnaH business, flnd \vicie.spieud curtailment, of standards of living. The path that tins uccn loutnvecl for nine months is sterile and scll-clclcnlmg nnd makes no sense \vtia;5ocvcr.—Labor economist Robert Nathan. • » • Some cocktnil lounge liberals, as \vell as some of our conservative friends, have a "touch-me-not" attitude townrd politics Unit simply (iocs not maRc sense. They want live wot Id remade overnight with others handling the details while they sit aloof and unsullied.—Gov. Chester Bowles of Connecticut. • * • Those who seek to "economize" an orderly decline into a depression are blind to tlic laet that their program would turn the United Stales Into the horrible example of capilalistic Inllure which the men in the Kremlin desire above all else.—Sen. J. Howard McGi-ath (D.I of Rhode Island. • » « How any human being can fire builds into > crowd of people Beau me. They're animals. They ain't hummi.—Los Angeles gang boss Mickey Cohen, alter being shot with three others by unknown gunmen, • • * H must be made clear that the United states li»s no intention. .li> the event of aggression of allowing the peoples of western Europe to be overrun before Its own power can be brought to bear.—Presielent Truman. < * * If there are two nations between whom war Is unthinkable, it is Britain and America.—Herbert Morrison, Lord President o: the Council in the Bniiih Labor Cabuiet. !lv Hi?b Hi>|ir . 4 For E{i skinc .I<;hnsnn. \\ ho is on VHi'alioii.) ; HOLLYWOOD iNEA) — Comes;' summer ai:ci the avcupe suy who ! ihn'l a proic.'vsltmal. looks forward i to two werks vacation in which he • can spend fill the loot he's been put- ! liny by for the p;t.sl 50- weeks, or -, \vlial lu- can borrow irom the fi- ! n;uice company. 1 "IJrulc Force" will en me nut ; as 'Stop. You're Hurling; My Arm." and you'll nrrcr know 'Murilrr. M\ Sweet." because thi-y aro rrf;i*?tng Uif.s cme us "I D:iJ- n'l T;ilip You Up on the Kimf tn Slum You the View, Nearest!" A Little Sllspirirnis .My direr tor is George Marshall. • •HI wimi.urt call George an old •nun. but r.i! the other hund, it has ceived on today's hand. I like a fellow who will give you a hand in which he got the worst of It. The bidding looks something like . a Jigsaw puzzle. First of all. I | think North should pass with so ! weak a hand. Just why South bid 1 two * paries is hard to understand, ! unless he wanted to stop a spade lead; North's bid of three diamonds only confused South. When South I bid three hearts I do not know | why North did not pass. I suppose ; he is from the- school who thinks j that when partner rcver.-es. he An improved platenless typewriter, which utilized the table uu- der it instead of the familiar rubber roller, is designed to write or impress the type upon parjer or other material located under the machine. By the use of this machine, there is no "Imit to the size or character of the material upon which the typing is done. Aucusl 13, 1334 Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crouch announce the birth of Uin boys. The babies have been named Terry Wayne and Shirley James. The Senior League of the First Methodist church held a swimming party last night at Chicago Mill Poo!, alter the swimming the twenty present went to the home, of Lawrence Hood on Highway 61 where they were served Iced watermelon. Fiances Adams Is president of this group. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grcenv;ell and sons returned yesterday from -St. Louis wh;re they visited relatives for a week. Zodiacal Sign Answer to Previous Puzzle- . II lie'c a professional in movies or , bmi y ,, n p(j n]C sincc lle ha( | hjs nxriio. he might vacation from riaht | i, M .1, , vr Anyway. J don't think to 13 »wks instead of the average ; jt - s ;1 •„,,, ;de ., that |ile oU!cr []ircc . ' ' persons' two weeks. In my ease it's . onsy. I took my vacation la.st Jan- | lor , u , ; . r . pi „,, t])C Jo< , rm rnink . ,,, e 0( Lucille Ball aaain and I'm nary and 1J;i] -i 0 I February and then j vcniemln-ring that for every vrar later, another cue for Iwo weeks m j ,, VI1 u -. (i!at much Mflcr for him April. It wa? lot of f vacation. I did a t'Mvelln^. I vlmted 55 towns . . . old Paleiace Htmo . . . we potla move. The fact [hat I also "£.Ae" nbout (iO per form iiiiccs in thO:e town.s is beside the point. If I didn't call it a vacation Paramount did So they say. "Omo spend Hie nnr.mrr numth.s wHh us atio 1 we'll ffrind cameras while you act In co-slumc. Not too heavy a eo.stumt—Jiwt an all-wool fiv-ek- coo.t, some striped pants mid some at i-woo! mutton-chop whi.sk crs/' I'm n b'.itlrr in this one and it's now callrd "Whore* Men AIT Men"— and ihnt Utlo ovi?ht to stick hc- cftUiC Lucille Ball is mv loading ladv. Yen know they've been changing ! movie Mile.* so much because the i I i IH Johnston office is pretty strict nboul B< |' s --«H »f w!'-at tmpvrw.lon a title should rre- °' ^hu-h I Ocorzc Marshal! adds to his life to kerp h:s mind on his bu^ineso. r know one old dtrrctoi 1 f h?.t I 1 Thouchf. \v;,s 1:01115 too far. when I Invert him say to hi,s leading man. "You .yotiP:: nirtii. have to lean: to put ruc.-ininp iti to your lines— you MiuuM ^o out and Itvt first." ~I~hf clinu niiut in that picture \uis Srr HOLLYWOOD on ra^o 7 McKFNNEY ON 1 AK10 V A 10 7 4 • 6 *KJ 10734 Rubber—Neither viil. Soulh Wcsl North tasl Pass 1N.T. Pj.;s Double 3 * Doub'- 3 V Pass 3 N. T. Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Opening—* A IS H* \Yilli;tm I-;. Jlr Kfliilfy AivrriiM's Card Aullinrlly \Vrillrn for N'KA Srrvirc nvc-cl ;\ letter from Prank a powerful hand. Anyway, that [was the bidding—now for the play. ! E;i.st. cashed five diamond dicks on \\liich West played the ten. cieht and three of fjiamonds. and rilMMrdcd the deuce and nine of ; hearts. En.^t Miifted to a spudc Mr. Du^cil ^aid at tlii;. p:iltu> "I .Inntipiil. QUCI3CK.-, p;ut ^ n(| , I)0 ^ [ invc jniiulcd it ^o much A-;iLit to repeal to you |f ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^ pictim 1 !- nml in that connection they're cban^i'ic "llhimnscr" to "Thlt MID Flayed Hookey," and However, he continued. th» set- i mcks. fliirf I, with uiy 1700 points • b;ir>: siillcicd by thr ConscTvaU\cs . mimis, svirely fclv \\ors-.t UVAU the ' wa* nothing to the setback he re-^ Conservative Party." 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