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Blytheville, Arkansas
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EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (AuK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1049 THE BLYTOBV1LLE COUB1EK NEWS THE OOOW» «W8 00 •. W HAHCE8, PubUtiMr JIAMM u nRHOBTT, Editor HUH. O HOMAM. Ml* HMttotmi AdrertWn« WUBMT OOL Nra York. Chicago, Detroft Aflanoon Except 8un<toj _ _ lu* mattei »t Ua« poit- ette* •» atrtbertlle, Arkaiuu. under act at Coo, oetobtc 9, If 17 Member at Tte Aabodatcd Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: carrier to tbt city at BLytberillc 01 «DJ r. town where carrier service tt -cain- UiMd, 100 per week, ot tec pel month. Bl —" witnlo a radius o! 60 mile*, $400 pet nar tXOO tor atx month*, »1.00 (01 three month*: by mail outride 60 mil* tone f 10.00 per rear In adwm. Meditations I will make them and Hie place* around •y bill a Meetiac; and I will cause the _' ab«wer to come down in his season; (here shall be ahowen W kletsinf.—Euklel 34:26. Blessing we enjoy daily; and for most ol them, because they be so common, most men lor- ( et their praises; but let not us, because It Is a aacriflce to pleasing to Him that made the sun and u», and still protects us, and gives us flowers and showers and ment and content.—Izaak Walton. •Barbs •Uv«r li the best conductor ol electricity, says a ielwitUt. W«U, w« get a shock every time we ar* banded th« change from a dollar bill. • • • A mnlY«*»Ur profwwr su|!jests a course In mvtihlp tor hl«h acbool students. We thought It CUM aatmlljr. , • Then U a silent piano used Just tor finger nerclsea—U» kind we wish the girl next door would get. * • • H TMI want to let the most kick out ot a krldf* cane, men, play opposite your own wife. • • * •oon •onus the watermelon season when fewer youngsters will b« reprimanded for having dirty •art. little and too much. Not an easy performance, especially in view of the uncertainties posed by the puzzle of Russian intensions. But Congress nevertheless is entitled to far more specific answers than have yet been given on the real aims and worth of the aid program. The State Department will have* to muster convincing arguments to sell its plan as an effective obstacle to war. Lacking such answers, many senators may conclude the program either should be bigger or should be forgotten. D rediction: Windy House Speaker Kayburn predicts the current Congress is in for H long engagement this year, probably until late August or September. He apparently arrived at this conclusion after looking at the mountain of unfinished bills in both houses and after realizing that what Congress terms "full and free discussion" of a measure can be stretched to as much as four weeks of talk. So it looks like the hot winds of de- bale instead of coo! vacation breunes tor the legislators. Military Aid Is Urged; How Much Poses Problem W«*t«rn Europe's present defenses •r* *> feeble, says the State Department, that they invite military aggression. It »ddg that not until the United States shares its might with western countries "can we hope to replace this teropUtion with a real deterrent to war." The department views a military aid prosrram as the best way we can transfer some of our strength across 3000 miles of ocean to European shores. It calls this plan a vital companion lo the North Atlantic Pact. The pact signifies agreement in the West on a policy of common defense. The aid program gives the pact some backbone. The question may fairly be asked: How much backbone? We propose to provide $1,130,000,000, a considerable amount of surplus arms and certain technical assistance to western Europe in the next year. The first goal is to help these nations modernize the small armed forces contemplated in their 1950 budgets. There is no pretense of matching Russia's : huge armies. But the State Department ! insists even small forces can plant fear • in Soviet minds and thus deter aggression. The Administration is plainly reluctant to discuss the duration and future size of the military aid plan. It does argue, however, that larger armies in •western Europe would increase rather than diminish the chances of war. And it believes too much attention to arms surely means general European recovery will suffer. There are ample signs many members of the Senate are going to pin the State Department to the mat on these questions. Several say they want to know exactly how much resistance— and what kind—$1,130,000,000 will buy. Senator Taft, for one, believes that sum is a mere trickle that would dry up quickly without useful effect. He puts a $30,000,000,000 price tag on effective military aid. Some foreign affairs observers are : guessing that the relatively small appropriation sought is evidence that the real'hope this coming year is only to stiffen western armies against possible internal revolts inspired by Russian Communists.. Certainly the State Department in' eludes internal disorders sparked by outsiders within its definition of aggression. But it does not stop there. It • maintains stoutly that ovcr-the-border aggression can be blocked by the kind of military help it proposes to give. It seems to as the department is trying to walk a tight rope between too VIEWS OF OTHERS A Second Round Rise? There ore lew public issues so complicated us wlicn a great public utility like Southwestern Bell asks lor an increase in rales. Intricate questions of law and accounting are involved. Thus, when Southwestern Bell usks lor a $5,001),000 Increase, ou top or more than $3.000.000 granted fr'cb; l by the Public Service Commission, the public finds it dUUtult LO arrive at au informed judgment. II certain very important premises granted, the telephone company can make a Like every other industry in this high-price era, it has to pay more for materials. Insinuation casts per phone have soared at the same time that the demand lor new telephones has risen. There are n.OOO unfilled orders for telephones In Missouri now, and about 7500 more orders are being received monthly. A maze of costly gear must be put Into place to service these phones. Southwestern has also had to meet heavier labor costs. However, as the Post-Dispatch showed yesterday, an examination of the effect of the $5,000,000 rise, to whtcli will be added nearly $900,000 in additional taxes to consumers, shows that it would result In a profit for the security holders of about 6.1 per cent under the existing Missouri policy of utility regulation. Alter paying interest on the funded debt, the yield to the common stock would be about 11.33 per cent. This is more than handsome yield In this era of cheap money. The company's premises cannot he granted without some searching questions. As the Posl- DLspalch pointed out last week, two changes In public utility rate-making policy "would virtually wipe out the asserted need for the big second-round telephone rate Increase. "The first of these changes would be to deduct Irom the rate base the full amount of the depreciation reserve, as is the policy in other states. The second Is to cut the rate of return to 5 per cent, us projwsed by the city of St. Louis, or to 4.85 per cent, as proposed by Kansas City. The two cities prepared to show that such return would produce RH adequate profit. There are other premises. Southwestern Bell buys most of Its supplies from Western Electric, manufacturing subsidiary of A. T. & T. Western Electrlc's profits lust year were a record high, amounting to more than $50.000,000, or $5-65 tor every share of common stock, virtually all ot which is owned by A, T. & T. A committee ol the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners says "there is no indication that Western Electric's profit onttook for 1949 Is less favorable than that realized in 1048." The committee says these profits should be cut, (hereby increasing the comings of the constituent Bell companies, Since Western Electric Is not iUeU a public utility, it is not subject lo regulation by state commissions. Many of these commissions, therefore, have found themselves f rust rated in attempts to calculate fair rate bases. Western Electee's operations have an Important bearing in these bases, but the manufacturing company Is in a kind of no-man's land. An attempt to break its practical monopoly is now bcitig made by the Department of Justice. A comparatively minor Stem, but one which has been criticized by state commissions, is flic license fee paid by Bell companies to A. T. & T. News Notebook Feeding of 6,000,000 Chinese Becomes Big Problem tor Reds Sunday School Lesson Geliusemane fcs Indeed a symbol I suffering. We *peak of those un- ergolng extreme suffering, and tn ;ony, as "parsing through Geths- mane"; but the Qethsemane. In le garden where Jesus agonized In •altlng, watching, and praying, was ot a symbol. It was a real and errible fact. It was because of that uttering of "a man acquainted with grief" that Getlisemane has >ecome a symbol of suffering; and he triumph of the Master In thai ark hour ought to be a symbol of lie way of triumph for others sores' distressed and oppressed. What was the nature of the Mas- .er's suffering? And how did He riumph? It Is clear from the recort :hat His suffering was physical, so acute that He sweat drops of blood this physical suffering was only the outward accompaniment agony of mind and soul. The Master, who but a few days previously had been hailed as a King in His triumphal entry In Jerusalem, was facing the crops. That In itself might well have been an agonizing prospect, but we may be sure By DeWIlt MacKenzte AFP Foreign Affairs Analyst The communist capture of the great International port of Shaug- )al is a further demonstration of he power behind the lied offensive which Is sweep**.,' n China, but it is a victory may prove to be a mixed blessing. The question immediately arises as to how the conquerors are going to feed the population ill this fourth largest city of the world. It takes a lot of doing under the best of circumstances to provide lor some 6,000,000 souls. And the circumstances surrounding this vast metropolis now are far from "best." Before the present crisis Shanghai was fed under an arrangement with the American Economic Cooperation Administration. The administration provided half the food required, and the Chinese Nationalist Government undertook to get the other half, buying It from the Asta- tic rice-growing countries like Burma, and from the countryside near Shanghai. The EGA has had a great responsibility In the feeding of Shanghai, and still has on hand close (o S50.- 000,000 which Congress has authorized It to snend for China riin-1--; the current year. However, the ECA has worked under n basic ]>oUcy precluding the expenditure of this Roosevelt Inherits Mail Headaches; Time Hears tor Big 4 Parley Results WASHINGTON <NEA>--Franklin ] that he had several big jobs to 3. Roosevelt. Jr.. of New York, who i complete for Electric Bond and TOU the lute Sol Bloom's seat in | Share, of which he is the 515,000 a Congress, will Inherit a ready-made I year imi! problem on arrival in Wash- \ could board chairman, before he ;o to u-ork for Ihc govern- iiBton. As chairman of the House 1 incut at $15,000. The problem now Fo'rcien Affairs Committee, and as • is whether to hold the job open for result of extensive \vorld travel j calder who was Defense Secretary •nxl attendance at many Intcrna- j Louis Johnson's first choice, or find ionat conferences, Bloom had in- somebody pise. mmcrable friends. His mail from overseas was just as heavy as Irom Ills own district in New York. But The Mfe nf Ilrilly Gerald D. Reiliy, former National Labor Relations Board gen- :he news of his death was not wide- eral counsel vvho wn:; one of the ly carried abroad. And letters Irom advisers on Taft-llartley labor law lils foreign friends have continued | drafting. Is registered as lobbyist tor lo pour into Washington at the ! three employers. For the first quar- ratc of several hundred a week. : tcr of 1!M!>. Pond Creek Porahnn- Answerltig these letters \n~ kept i tas Co. of HuntiiiRton. W. Va.. paid his Washington staff busy. The job i him S1000 anri he listed no expenses, now pusses on to his successor. | From Printins Industry of America Fr«- Weeks Should Tell the Story j ) le received S12PO and on their bc- Two of three weeks of negotiations at the Paris Big Four Foreign Ministers' Conference should disclose whether it will produce anything- constructive. If nothing positive develops by June 5 or 10. the Western ixnvers will face a decision on whether to let the Russians keep on with propaganda spcchc.s, or whether lo fold up the welcome rug nnd go home. The aim now is half he spent SH 98. For Electric he reported expenditures of SIHfi.ll and "No payment received as yet" What's Iti a Name? Before Mine. V. b. Pandit arrived in Washington from India to become the first woman ambassador to the United States, there was Creat to-do among protocol experts over how she should he addressed. :o try lo reach definite agreements i For a man. Ihe title is "Mister Ani- at Paris, and not leave a lot of un- bassador." The argument finally finished business for the deputies nnd technical assistants to bicker over end lest ly. That has been a major fault of past CFM meetings. Citltlrr Has Previous Engagement Curtis Caldcr may not be ready to consider appointment ns Sccrc- boiled down to a choice between 'MivUirn Ambassador" or "Madam Ambassadress." They finally agreed on ''Madam Ambassador," and the Slate Department made this announcement It thought the innt- tcr wa.s setlled. But at her first tarv of the Army for another six 1 pve>s conference she was called "Mr. months. He told President Truman I Ambassador" and "Mrs. Ambassn- dress" n.s well a s Just plain "Mrs Pandit." She didn't mind. But she said tliat she's willing to rest on the State Department decision that she should be called "Madam Ambassador." If Ignorance Is Bliss . . . American ignorance of the rest °f the world was amazingly demonstrated when plans were being made for Washington entertainment of Brazil's President Dutra. "We ought to get some signs up in Spanish,'' proposed one member of the arrangements committee apparently unaware Brazilians speak Portuguese, somebody else recalled that Rio dc Janeiro had given President Truman an all-out reception, and that Washington should surpass that effort. "Well," commented gn- other committeeman, "We can do anything on the banks of the Po- lomac that they can do on the banks of the Amazon." (Rio is 2000 [iiiles "from the Amazon.) Farmers Favor Sll^ar Coaling Top American Farm Bureau officials are bucking Secretary of Agriculture Charles P. Brannan's new farm plan. They say they are opposed to "subsidies-" But they are all out for a $90.coa,000-a-year school lunch program, by direct appropriation from Treasury. This Is what Congressman Poage of Texas calls a "sugnr-conted subsidy." It's disguised to look like a welfare pro- that It was not any physical fear mon( > v , t 0 Bss i s t perplexed and distressed Him. areas* Therefore. —- Deeper than all eke \vns the question regarding KLs destiny, and the Father's will. Was it the only way? Temptations similar to those that He had met at the beginning of His public ministry must have shaken Him in that hour Tt was His doubts, rather than His fears, that were expressed In that earnest prayer that the cup might pass. And the triumph over all doubts and fears was in that calm achievement through prayer. "Nevertheless not as I will, Thou wilt." Apart from its place in the whole Gospel story of tragedy, triumph, and good news, the experience in Gethsemane is significant for Us revelation of the true humanity of the divine Christ. He who was to be the saviour on the Cross was there a man in agony, praying to see the right way and for the will and strength to follow it. It was the .experience that in lesser degree has come to many men and women in suffering, or faced with some crucial decision Comniimisl-held unless there is some change in this policy, the supplies must now halt. KIKM! Supplies Limited ,^a The ECA has figured on mshW- talnlng a 30-dav supply of food nnd • fuel oil in Shanghai. Nothing has gone into the citv during the past week, owing to the Hcd siege, and so there may be about a three-week pulv on hanc After that—what? Even if the ECA continued to function, the task of securing sufficient foot! would be terrific, especially in view of crippled communications. Should Shonchal get really hi'ntiry. the situation would be appalling. Presumably the communists will have to purchase supplies In foreign countries from private sources — and move mightv fast In doing it. In that connection, while ECA is barred from trading with the Communists, there is nothing to prevent the Reds buying from private sources In the United States, provided those sources want the business. Apropos of the continued Communist successes in China, the United States Is urging all nations with direct Interests in the Far Blast to agree on a conunon pu!!cy toward the Chinese Communist regime, and not to grant official recognition hastily.-Washington has taken tf~'" matter up with more than a doz nations, but the chief concern mane it is not all a matter of bear- U -S. leaders Is for unity of action pain, of enduring siittcring. between Britain and America. • • UN May Entc Picture Britain has greater business interests in that theatre than tha United Slates. For this reason there lias been considerable concern In American circles lest' London might be more anxious to establish working relations with the Communists. There are indications that Britain wishes to reach a modus viven- rii for areas which the Chinese Communists now control, she is said to lean to a policy of giving de facto recognition to the government which actually is running the country, such recognition of course merely being acknowledgement of the fact wilhcut putting a stamp of approval on the government. However, Britain appears to be agreed that such recognition should be made on a common basis. As a matter of fact, it seems likely that the united Nations would enter Into any sort of Chinese recognition. All in nil, China is a member of the Big Five nations—America, threatening danger. And it is in the very nature of such a crisis of suffering or danger, for the soul to cry out in doubt, and to yearn for some convincing voice of God. Job's temptation in the acuten"ss of his distress wa.s to "curs" God and die." In the crisis of Gethse- ing . Back of all that, as many wno have faced the crisis know, is the question, -Why? Why?" That question is not always answered. God watches over the sparrow's fall, but we are not told why the sparrow falls. But to the waiting, watchful soul, in earnest prayer comes the answer as it came to the | Master, the conscioii.iiiess that God is near, and Gott is leading, ••»••'— let us go hence." Out of GethsemaiiB umph. "Arise, came tri- pram to feed the poor, hungry, little school children. Ponge says farmers don't object to that kind of subsidy because it doesn't break clown their character and free enterprise independence. IN HOLLYWOOD Ily Krskinc Johnson NKA SlafT Correspondent "We want to give HOLLYWOOD — <NEA1— Comes small blaze. now an Association for the Prcven- Said Farrow: lion of Cruelty to Movie Villains. ,M;ic a warm welcome. Hedy. but Well, anyway, the Legion of Dec- '«'* " ot b " r " ?™" , thc 5Ult "°-" cncy nntl women's groups are com- aining to Republic studio nnd e Johnston office about the violent sposal ot villains in Roy RogcrY estern films. i The demise tit one badimin, ' ivho ivns clawed tu death bv a , was iwlimlarly nlijrrtliin- | -\lile. for management and other services. This is based on 1 per cent of gross revenues. So that, it Southwestern is granted the S5,000.i>00 increase, A. T. & T. will automatically receive $50,000 more, though its services may not be any greater. The license fee should be based on services actually rendered, nol on an arbitrary percentage ot revenue. These are some of the things which complicate the matter of a rate increase. They arc the reasons why the Public Service Commission o«cs it to the telephone users of the stale to scrutinize carefully the new application. It IB within the commission's power to deduct the full amount ot depreciation reserve from the rate base, and to specify a lower rate of return. If it docs these two things, a different picture of the company's needs will be brought Into focus. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY We should dedicate ourselves to see to It thai that wicked thing, that creeping, crawling economic disease (communism) be not permitted to gain » toothold in the United States ot America. —Vice President Hartley. Nora Eddington has checked In ..* El Dniicho Venas in Las Vegas 0 wait for her six-weeks divorce rom Errol Plynu. She'll then be- onie Mrs. Dick Haymcs. Dick, icanwhile. Is screaming over Flavis ricdman's Radio Best Magazine tory, "Who Put the Hex on Inymes?" It's Friedman's condition that Dick has "nn unbelievable knack for losing friends and ailicn- ating people." Reason Barbara Stanwyck replaced BetIc Davis on that big Coasl- o-coast airshow was because Bcttc objected to a studio audience. Nol In the Money Bing Crosby enterprises will Ui- ;roduce a new gadget for kids— •Clips clops." worn on the shoes. which makes 'cm sound like horses. With niiiR backing the Idea, nil tlic kids who wear 'cm will, no doubt, be rmininp last . . . Prize sneak preview audience reaction of the week: Hissing from the nurt- lence wlien E. Flynn slaps G. Garson In "The Forsythc Saga." Hedy Lamarr was standing at her bedroom window, signaling with a candle lo boy friend Macdoualrt Carey tor a scene In "Copper Canyon." The flame ignilcd a lacy cm-lain and before Hedy was aware of II director Johnny Farrow yellec* "put" and a prop man rusheil into the scene and extinguished the .Uiilc to crrtaitl scuts at M-O-M who arc trying to conk up :i filed between Dorc Scliary and L. K. Mayer: It won't work. Both Rents knovr what's happening. Marilyn Maxwell still hns the inside track on the Broadway nui- Mcal version of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." . . . There's talk of Ed Wynn doing the first big TV show from Hollywood. He'll have a Milton Berle format, which Wynn clnims Bcrle stole for his own video shnw. with "Jerry • and her baby grand pianos" When you meet her you can well understand why the Veterans of Foreign Wars presented her witti a gold poppy and made her a Buddy Poppy aid. Hildegarde claims she makes a bad partner at bridge. They even object to the way she plays gii rummy, because she plays only her own hand. "But I always win and 75 Years Ago In BJytheviJ/e— Mrs. Harry Kirby won high score prize, a summer purse, when Mrs. M. A. Isaacs entertained the Tuesday Contract Club at her home. Mrs. Walker Baker was the only guest. The hostess served a salad course with iced tea. t ..^ ^. 0 _— _ r There were ns at the annual R US sia. Britain, France and China. May breakfast held on the lawn of Therefore none of the powers would Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Branson this | be expe cted to rush headlong into morning. The proceeds from this | recognition of a Communist gov- affair will be placed in the treasury \ ernment. of the Missionary Society of First I . M Har°ry St Halnes 1 Jr., had 20 boy 1 Bead Courier News Want Ads. friends as his guesis for a swimming party Tuesday afternoon : .n celebration of his eighth birthday. Mr. Haines, Rodney Bannister, F. to Armorcl where they went for a Harold Sternberg and Samuel Norris accompanied the boys swim in the lake. Following this they enjoyed a picnic supper in the Haines bnck yard where they were served ham sandwiches, coca-colas, ice cream and birthday cake. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Three Kid Is Controversial 1 recently met HikicRarde and while she is not on the radio at he present time, she still keeps npht club crowds in a jovial mood with her songs. She has a distinct of her own. We were discussing the grea 1 number of people who play cards Hildegarde said interest in card; would never die out. This is hei reason for saying, "People arc i lot of fun. and bridge especially provides the opportunity for a per son to meet a lot of people. And if they will play bridge for tun they will have a lot of fun." Hildegarde Is from Milwaukee Wls.. and her mother and slstci are still there. She got her stai V752 4> AKQJ7S + 1071 Tournament—E-w vul. South West North f*si 3 » Pass 3 N. T. Past Pass Pass Opening— t 8 *' National Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle VERTICAL 1 Negate 2 Jnterstic« 3 Clampi 7 This country's 4 While HORIZONTAL I Depicted is the flag ol :ien aid. they get mad at me," she I can well understand all this vhen things happen like they did 311 today's hand. In a recent torua nent. Strangely enough some player will not open with the South hand 'ersonslly, It Is my ideal three- diamond bid, winch shows n six card suit headed by the ace, kin and queen. The declarer I w R kibitzing did bid three diamond His partner bid three no trump. The opening heart lead was wo with the king. Declarer went ove to the dummy's jack of diamond The duecc of clubs was led an when West played low the jac won the trick. Now the dcclar Dad nine tricks tor his contrac At another table I saw the Ea and West players make six sp»d on this hand. couriej New* Ad». capital U 13 Gets up 14 Checked 15 Fiber knoll 16 Touches 18 Scottish cap 19 Kind of lettuce 5 Skillful 6 Bewildered I Shield bearing 8 Try DPalm lily 10 Poker stake II War tool 12 Respect 46 Great Lake 47 Small lump 52 Lieutenant (ab.) 54 Bachelor of Music (ab.) 33 Bay is in 44 Preposition this country 45 Period of tinK 34 Each 20Siienl (music) 17 From (prefix) 36 Select 21 On (prefix) 25 Louse eggs 37 Stagger •22 Measure of 26 Let fall 41 Female sheep cloth 27 Heroic p«lry 42 Image 23 Correlative of 28 Ascend 43 Grad« either 24 Disembark 27 Sea eagle 29 Symbol for Iridium 30 Mixed type 31 Toward 32 Bone 33 Faslcntr 33 Denomination 38 Hightr 39 Exclamation 40Expirt 42 Angr j 47 Insect larvt 48 Stitch 49 Time marker 50 Fortune 51 Spotted beast 53 Pentos* «ng»r 55 Snuggle 56 This country Is * ot the British Commonwealth of Nations 1

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