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PAGE SIX BLtTHEVlLLB (ARK.)' COURIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWi THK COURIER NTW6 OO. H. W. RAINES, Pubil*n«r JAUEB L. VERHOEFP Editor FAOL D. HUMAN, Advtrtialn* tola National Advertising Rcpr*teotatlf«! Watlac* Wilmer Co, New York. Chicago, D*trott, Atlanta, ' Entered u aecond elaat matter at the po*t- •ffie* at Blytheville, Arkanu*, under act ol Coo- ireu. October », 1»17. aftmber of The Aaioclatod Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevlll* or anj suburban town" where carrier cei-vlce !• malo- Uined, 20c per week, or 85c pel month Bv m^il, within a radius ot 60 miles $4.00 pel jear. $2.00 for*li months, $1.00 (or three monthi; by mail outsfde 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable ID advance. Meditations But the Lord is in his holj- temple: let ail the earlh keep silence before him.—Habakkuk 2:20. * * • The perfect world, by Adorn trod, Was the iirst temple—built by God— His flat laid the cornerstone. And heaved its pillars, one by one. —Willis. Barbs Gallantry is disappearing. A winter mutl has an electric hand warmer inside. ^, • • • — ' * Thieve* robbed a lingeries store In an Indiana town—and tave police the illp. » • m Black eyes are possessed by the clever, wiltjf person, says a writer. Or by the fellow who U slow at ducking. • * • If It keep* on, tome day every bod j will he MI the public payroll and wr *U can stop worrying about taxet and such. • * * Skillful backlleld football players soon will b* earning their way through school by weaving. New European Framework Being Welded at Strasbourg This is a historic moment in ancient Strasbourg, France. The first Parliament of Europe is meeting. In the future we may look back upon these days as the beginnings of a United States of Europe. * Officially, this parliament is known ag the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council also lias another body called the Committee of Ministers. These two agencies are the naked steel beams'of the first common structure Europe has dared to attempt. That a Europe divided for centuries has come • this Jar is an event the whole world must hail. But it would be folly to expect too much at the start. Presumably the ultimate goal is some sort of political and economic federation of European states. Yet that is clearly a long way off. The unifying forces in Europe must combat time-encrusted traditions and customs which separate the nations and • give substance to their sturdy national pride. There are language barriers and countless cultural differences. To appreciate the problem, we need only observe the trouble America has had in simply trying to break clown the barriers among the three branches of our armed forces. The obstaeTfe '-sometimes appear insurmountable. At this stage, the consultative assembly in Strasbourg is little more than a discussion group. Us first job is to decide what it wants to talk about. What, for example, should be its role in tile economic sphere? There is a tendency at this point lo leave economic issues to existing organizations like that now dealing with Marshall Plan funds from the European end. And is it loo early yet to talk seriously about political unity These are the big items, but the assembly may very well decide lhat the sensible thing to do is to seek out cooperation first in less controversial fields. Progress in the cultural realm would establish a habit of success and a new climate of co-operation. Whatever happens in this first momentous gathering at Strasbourg, Hie world must pray lhat there will be no slackening in the determination to carry forward this project for European unity. For even to approximate that objective would be lo wipe out perhaps fur- ever one of the great friction spots of the world—a prime breeding place of war. Peck's Bad Boy Housing Expediter Tijjhe Woods told a Senate committee that Maj.-Gen. Harry Vaughan summoned him to the While House to request "lair treatment" for friend* who n»«ci«d «c*rc« m»UrUU to rebuild a California rac« track. Six daya later Vaughan'i friends received th« materials that ought to hav« gone into badly needed housing; for vet- erani. Thi» latest chapter in the Vaujhan *aga raise* seriously the question whether it wouldn't be wise for th« President's military aide to find other employment. Up to now it has been th* fashion lo dismiss Vaughan's various escapade* as boyish pranks causing no great harm. Even President Truman seemed to have I his attitude when he'awarded his aide a "medal" for an ill-tempered brush with newsmen and photographers. But there is nothing ensragingly boyish about this race track incident. U it time for Mr. Truman and others to stop pretending that Vaughan • is just an exuberant fellow who must be allowed his i'un. FRIDAY, 'AUGUST 26, 1949 VIEWS OF OTHERS As Congress Swelters When Senator Lucas, the Democratic leader, said that the Congress will be kept. In sesuon until Thanksgiving day il necessary, he made no new friends on Capitol Hill. Washington's summer U hot as usual, and the Senators and Representatives wuuld much ralher go fishing man be crowded lnu> their temporary quarters with a mountain ol work to be whittled down. The situation was not made more coratorUbJ* by the Republican threat to challenge in the eourto bills passed after July 31. That Is the date set By the 1946 Congressional Reorganization Act lor adjournment. Exceptions are made only lor tunes of war and national emergency. Otherwise, says Ihe law, Congress must take the affirmative action to extend a session. But House Leader Sam Ray burn has told Republican Leader Joe Martin that the nation stilt is technically at war. And so the session continues. On the heels of Senator Lucas' threat came the first real break in Ihe log jam. Action was completed on appropriations of 57,600.000,000 for 32 independent agencic., including the Atomic Energy Commission and the sprawling Veterans Administration. But other money bills which usually are out of the way by July i are awaiting action. And many other proposals are still pending. The-Senate it so far behind schedule largely because of the protracted debate which led to its refusal of President Truman's request lor the repeal of the alt-Hartley Act and lls lengthy consideration of the Atlantic Pact and the military aid program which Is intended to back' up the treaty. Few will argue that these Important matters are not worthy of extended debate, but the fact remains that other important legislation- sucll as the farm program, for example—is sun up in the air. The House, of course, has rejected the Brannan Plan, but In the Senate it is just getting Into committee hearings, In general, the House has made a better record. The chief proposal on which a has not yet acted in Federal school aid. But even If the House had absolutely clear-flicks, it would have to wail to see whether UvelSenale action calls lor reconciliation of views of the two chambers. Meanwhile, wives »nd children are clamoring for »n estape from the heat and Senators and Representatives, now in Washmgion lor more than seven months, are eager for a visit to ihelr homes to find out just what Ihe people are thinking. Some House members are so Irritated that' they have given the Speaker trouble on the Moor After all, hi these hot days there are no galleries to watch them. Even (hose who agree with Senator Lucas that their work must be done would like a respite Irorn It. Perhaps Congress may some day accept the suggestion of Senator Humphrey that, m sessions running through Ihe summer, its members should regularly take a vacation recess ot three or lour weeks. That might make for cooler heads and better legislation. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY The government (Chiang Kai-sheks... had sunk Inlo corruption, into a scramble for place and power, and into reliance on Hie Umtco States to win the war for them... .Us leaders had proved Incapable of meeting the crisis conlront- mg them. Us troops had lost the will to light ana its lovernment nad tost popular «upport... 'secretary of Slate Dean Acheson. • • • The fat man Is easleat to live with because he forgives readily. He ii the least likely to wint » divorce....He Is a tender and faitliiul lover... He's easier to persuade to do the dishes, the vacuuming and get up In the night to look ilicr tnt baby.—Dr. James F. Bender, director of the National Institute for Human Relations. • • • A splendid storehouse of Integrity and freedom has been bequeathed lo us by our lorelathers In this day of confusion, ol peril to liberty, our high duty Is to see lhat this storehouse ts not robbed of its contents.—Ex-President Herbert Hoover. • • • I agree explicitly with Mr. Hoover that the country is moving to the left. I think the Issue lhat the Republican Party should stand on u opposing ihe wellare stale.—Sen. Kenneth S. Wnerry <R>. Nebraska • • • We are twin brothers.—Secretary nf Defense Louu Johnson, »pe»kln» on U. ».-C.nad!»n relations. • • • American women are as perfect as statutes, «n<J Joost as cold. They all look alik«. They n»v« no eendlvfciuality no charm, no brains.—fYonch <itMgr.tr Ulil Permanent Cold Storage, We Hope! Washington News Notebook Senator from Gold-Mining State Innocent-Looking Price-Lifting Bill WASHINGTON (NEA) — At the same lime the British are trying ( o get l!ic United States to increase he pri.e o! gold, there are several An:rican-made drives to revise U. S. monetary policy. A school of economists headed by 3r. Walter E. Spain- of New York | University and his National Com- j mrtce Mi Monetary Policy have for oine years: been advocating a re- urn to the gold standard. So thlj.year. Democratic Hen. ! 'at McCatrail o( Nevada introduced < bill aiming to remove the gov-, ernnier.l fixed price of S3o a fine ] lunce. -and let gold iiml its natural i evel on a free world market: This \1cCarr-.n bill was another of those inocem-lonking little legislative kncckout droiis the Nevada states- nan is famous for. 1'he McCarran bill anticipated, omewhft, the present European drive to get Ihe U. S. Treasury to | IP the price of ?ji!d. It assumed j hsit if the U. S. ceiliu? price were 1 emove'i. the tree market price; vould so ui\ U. S. gold miners slood j o make a killing on that. j A highc-r price Eor gold would • nean that many of the lode mines, now closed because o! high labor *ntt operational casts, would be able o reopen cgain. K was pure coin- inencc. of course, that many of hese gold mining companies micht be found in Nevada. McC'airan Turned Down The Senate turned clown the McCarran bill But out of its consid- ration came a resolution directing he Jo'tlt Congressional Ccmr.'.il- ee on Economies to make a coin- ilele study of U. S. Monetary, Credit ; -nd Fiscal Policy. Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois, a former economics professor, was named chairman of Ihe subcommittee lo make this study. Committee siatf has just started the tre- inrndoiis rc-fcarch job necessary for this investigation. Some time after November Ihere may be some public heiirine.i on the subject. Whatever recommendations for new legislation may he made by this committee will ba before Congress next ye.ir. ;\rzumenLs in favor of a return to the gold standard run (lie complete scale of economic reasoning. Simplest of Ihe arguments lo un- deistanrt Is the contention that the present modified gold standard on which U S money is issued Is "di.-;- hcoesl " The claim is made that to- tiav's panf money, not readily convertible Into gold, is flat money. Conversion of this paper currency in'.c gold is possible in a roundabout way through the Federal Re- sprve brinks lo the U S. Treasury holdings of gold bullion. But the ?o!ri st.indard advocates say that :his indirect convertibility contrib- nti-.s to a depreciation of the pur- chssing power of the U S. dollar in terms of goods and services. All this involved reasoning is too deep for mrvst p-jople. who understand only how to spend what money they can hy their hands on. DntibUuI Reasoning Still more difficult to understand is the ;?o!d standard bearers' belief that If paper money were readily convertible into gold, it would by io;ne mysterious means provide direct control by the people over Mie cx:>CLidiuirf\> of Congress and the government. This is the reasoning, in oversimplified form: The government now Issues currency against government borrowing—the public debt. If thr government could issue currency only aeainst the gold reserve, It could naturally issue less. Any time bank notes not readily convertible intc gold were issued, they would become worthless. So the country would always have a sound currency. Opponent; of the gold standard theory say that where this argument fnlls down is in considering what happened in 1917-20 and 192932. The country was then on a ^oia standard and there was a free market in gold. Yet after World W-.r I Ihere was just as much inflation on tha gold standard as there was alter World War n, when the courtry was off the gold .standard. One of the remedies for the gold-standard depression of 1929-32 was to put the country on a modified gold standard in 1934 Advocates of the free market for gold argue that this would be a remedv for not only what ails the Untied States today, but the last of the wovld as well. They say that a free market in gold would increase rorld trade and speed recovery. It is a little difficult to sec how. If ft free market in gold were established ir. the U. s, people from all over the world, fcelin ginsecurity in their own currencies .might start a rush to buy gold for hoarding. If U. S. gold producers were permitted to scl! their gold anywhere in thv world ?t prevailing black market prl. es, it might seriously upset thfl stability of all foreign government currencies. IN HOLLYWOOD Ry .lamps For Erskine Johnson, who is on vacation) | HOLLYWOOD — fNEAl— Eleven I •ears ago I marie my last gangster j lictinc, "Angels With Ditry Faces." Vhen the last gun had been lired, he final fist thrown, the law had iccomplishcd its inevitable pur- >ose, I half promised myself that hat would be the end of my car- •er as a hoodlum on the screen. Ve had started off the cycle with Public Enemy," made by Warner Brothers in 1030. Although in sub- equent years I had made more comedies, more service films and lore musicals, respectively, than mob stores. 1 frit that I was tden- iiied too closely with Ihosc tough guy rolrs. Too, my conscience had begin bother me. I began to wonder f I had been cnttrcly successful n accomplishing what I had hop- frt to accomplish by playing oc- •asional hoodlum roles. I hart wanted Ihem, and so planned each them, lo get over vividly and j inforgcltably the age-old truth Hint rime doesn't pay: that the wrong ocial environments and opportun- ties for polslonous contacts should omchow be eliminated by the soc- ety lhat siiports them. Maltrs Outlaw!! Human t had tried to accmplisli this by applying one of the oldest nx- oms of show business, "If j-ou aph at them, you can't hate them." To each hoodlum character I tried 0 inject different mannerisms, lines and pieces of business, as we say, h«t would elicit a laugh here and here. In this way I believed that 1 would make each of these out- »w characters human and there- tore understandable and deserving of » modicum of sympathy. So no», liter 11 years and the By Crskine Johnson NEA SUff Correspondent promise lo myself I am again playing a gangster ro!e after having turned down literally downs of them submitted to me" over that period of years by practically every studio snd every agent in the in- niiMry. I am Cody Jarrettr a com- Plc.x-tom, grwn-lip mother's boy and Phychosdmalic killer in War- wi Brothers' "White Hc.n." Wllh viigmia Mayo as my unfaithful wire, and Edmond O'Brien a s a us. Treasury agent, out to get me a' all costs, the cost eventually Dems my life. y Since the picture started I have been asked many tjmes. "How does ro!/"V° ^ back f " a ? a "S 5 t« role? My rC pij. has bccn UIlvaHed I m glad to be playing lhj s na ,t.' icular hoodlum primarily because nes one of the most challenging and Interesting characters of his sort that has even been written >n a screen play, with him I nope again to get over more strong'»' 'his time, [he old. old fact of crime and its wage, and in "White Heat" there Is additional Impact. Scientific Dclccllon Mark this additional reason why I chai.qeri my mind. No one who will sre this picture will ever lor- KCt this important point. In mod- fin tunes [he methods and the mtotives of the criminal clement have never changed, but the methods of the crimlnoligisl, the police, the G-men and the Treasury afcnts certainly have. "White Heat" points up, dramatlcnllv and vividly, the tremendous advances made in scientific crime detection over a period of recent years while the criminal remains essentially dumb. It is bound to have a beneficial effect when seen. F^or those reasons, as I've said I am not elated al having r«- Luined lo just a gangster role, 1 am happy to be playing this gangster role. It is the best tiling of its sort I have ever read. I am sure that I can speak for every screen player in the industry in saying that any one of them would be pleased in getting such a good, solid, credible, psychologically sound role in an intelligently constructed screen play. That is what we all strive, hope and pray for. By all I mean every conscientious producer, writer, di- rcclor, edilor and player in our business. So does the exhibitor. So, by all means, does the film goer. All of us hope lo have a hit. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Counting 7'ricks Is Clue to Success There are many successful men who started out in school with one 4 1072 «/ A K Q 6 3 « None + KJ1093 Rubber — E-W vul. WeM • Pass .1 V ' Pass 5» ' Pass Pass Opening—V 1 p ass t« Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia Called Poor Insurance Risk goal In mind, and ended on top of thr- heap ir. an altogether different fiflrt. Bill Toriman. of New York City, Is »n example ol this. HD and to Sunday School Lesson When the Psalmist wrote In Psalm lit: 11, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, thai I mlihfc not sin atalnst Tie*," what did he mean? In the New Testament, In John 1, is Ihe account of the Word that was in the beginning, the Word made flesh, dwelling among men in the earthly life of Jesui "the Word that was wllh God and was Ood." Bui what did the word of God mean to Old Testament ilers, who wrote many years oe- re Jesus cajne? For them, u for those of the New Testament. It meant God In (he heart, ane! the "heart" was the center of man's life an d being. To have Ood in the heart meant to be guided and controlled by Ood. The word ot Ood was the expression of God, synonymous with His commf '.ments and T Ils law. In Psalm 40:10 the writer expressed the same thought In the words. "I have hid Thy righteousness within my hea-t." In Isaiah 51:7 is the reference to the people in whose heart Is the lav,- of God. The sense of right waj dominant in all the devout Hebrr- • thought of God. and of man's relation to Him. The good man Is the "upright 1 man (Psalm 11:7: 37:37). The figures of the rr Rsuring line, and the plumb line, are applied to life and character, as they are to building. So the-word of God in the heart was a word of law and command The good life was not a matter of chance, or of man's preference. It was based on the unalterable character and laws of Ood himself. As well expect a life without la*' to be good, as to expect a house built without square, and measurement, and plumb line to be anything but crooked. This elemental truth, so repeatedly emphasized In the Psalms has been sadly disregarded and neglected even by many who make profession of religion, and con- -«ldcr themselves among the saved What a world this would be It every nominal Christian and church member had the Psalmist's passion to have the word of God hidden in the heart, so deep and strong that It was the motive power of every • -ud Hnd actlon , ^ To be "upright and Innocent his associates have more time on one o! trip leading networlcs than am- oth-r pair of radio producer in the country, some of his present shows are "Winner Take Ml " "Beat the Clock," -Hit the Jack- por." and his latest one, "Som to Wm." Bill's father wrote the first textbook or Wall Street accounting and founded the course in that subject at New York University. Bill wi-nt I to Johns Hopkins University lo study medicine. Having graduated ~ .year younger than the average ;e, he decided to put in a little time takinc some additional courses. He had been editor of the college mi:gazi,ie, and had worked on the year book. One day he wrote and directed ? one-minute dramatic commercial for radio—and Bill was off to become one of the greatest producers and directors in the country Bill s?.vs that his dad. who is a. Rreat mathematician. Is a good bridge player. As Mode E!is. one of the grer.l bridge players, pointed out to me, it only takes a litle mathematics 10 make today's hand. 'Hie opening lead of the deuce of hearts should be won with the onsen Now declarer rliollld count his tricks—five spades and live hearts. Therefore, he must use two of dummy's trumps to ruff two clubs, to make his contract. Of course .if the hearts were split two- iwo, declarer might make seven. He Is I:' a cood contract and should try to make it. He should ruff a club, return a dlnmonil and ruff with the three of hearts, then ruff another club. Lei,d the tc-n of hearts, overtake it with the king, pick up the other trump tnrl concede a diamond trick at the end. ' By DeWItt IINACUU. (AP FerrlfB Affalra Analjrit) Yugoslavia's hard - boiled Communist dictator, Marshal Tito, probably would t>* the fir»t to admit that he isn't a good Insurance risk In these parlous days of hla political quarrel with Russia. Tito's defiance has placed Moscow in the position of having to smash him—in one way or another —or suffer perhaps Irreparable damage lo Its prestige abroad. H remains to be seen whether the Muscovites will' lake the Job over themselves or whether they will delegate It to Yugoslav Bolshevists who remain loyal to the Kremlin. The Marshal offered Tuesday t» negotiate "all disp'-tcd questions" between Yugoslavia and Russia. Moscow's iemper Is made clear by Its press, which continues to blast Tito and his regime. The Soviet Army newspaper Red Star for Instance, published a cartoon picturing the Yugoslav genera mo as a fascist dog, its pawsl^p- plng with blood, begging for dollars from a pot-bellied "Wall Street." That's a nasty dose of medicine to try to Ihrust down the throal of a man who not so lontf aero was his hBil-coniradc-wi>i| ,<• among the powe -it b-: in Mos- ccrv. and frequently conferred 'n Ihe Kremlin- Tito has been one of the outstanding figures of Communism. Since this Tito Imbroglio Is of world-lmnortence. If- well that we "nderstanrt Its eenesls It Isn't particularly complicated, but it does nresent a curious situation. It's like this: The Moscow- brand of Communism Is "International Communism" —the opposite of nationalism. Communist states like Yugoslavia, C-echoslovakia and so on, must surrender their sovereignly to the Moscow Kremlin and follow the lines of policy laid down by th« Kremlin. To many of the satellite stales this surrender of sovereignly has been abhorrent, but most of them have accepted It fiv the face of strong-arm methods. However, the independent and '(cry people ->f Yugoslavia, under leadership of Tito, have refused to abandon nationalism and surrender (heir sov- ereignity. They subscribe lo nationalization of Industry and ninny other Red tenets, but refus, accept absolute dictation from Wa- cow. Thus they have In effect created their own type of Communism. This defection from the Moscow line has created a dangerous situation for the Bolshevist world revolution lo establish International Communism. Yugoslavia's defiant disobedience affords encouragement to other satellites t« rebel, and strengthens the determination of free nations to remain so. Tito's defiance coi'ld, for example, adversely affect the Soviet plans for the communizatlon of China General Mao Tso-trmg. the Red leader, may or may not oe Moscow's man. The fact remains, however, that nationalism runs strong In China and it is quite possible that a so-called Communist China would be of the Yugoslav brand, that Is, Nationalist. So we see that Moscow is pushed into a corner where It is bound to take strong action to defend ils world revolution by bringing Yugoslavia into line. Therefore Marshal Tito's scalp Is at a premium right See MACKENZIE on Page from the great transgression" iPsalm 10:13) ni"sl lie Ihe siJte purpose of every man who \flrald be worthy of a place in the fellowship of those who love the Lord. Christian teaching onlj enforces and strengthens all that the Psalm- isls wrote concerning the word, and law. of God in the heart. If Jesus stressed the new commandment of love, it was as the fulfilling of the law. and not it* abrogation, or as a substitute for It. There is no substitute for righteousness. But the New Testament does reveal _ the word of God as love, and Ihe indwelling of God's Spirit as the source of spiritual power to obey the word. To hear and obey the voice of God within Is man's highest attainment and destiny. Beast of Burden HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted domestic animal 7 It is a beast of 13Interstic« U Waken 15 Be sealed 16 Sway ISGretk letter 19 Exclamation 20 Revokes 22 Near 23 Italian island 25 Memorandum 27Lin« of junction 28 State 2» Not* well (ab.) 30 Presiding elder (ab.) 31 Glucinum (ab.) 32 Pair (ab.) 33 Unoccupied 35 Rim M Horned ruminant 39 Thoroughfare 40 It is used many lands 41 Barb«r« 47 Chin*** mtasur* 4< Ear (comb, form) 50 Worship 51 Toper 52 Snarl 54 Reach for 5* Drops frozen rain 57 Put away VERTICAL 1 Rushes 2 Bird 3 Seine 4 Knockout (ab.) 5 Otherwise 6 Gape 7 Slam 8 Press 9 Artificial language 10 Owing 11 Landed property 12 Tidier n Id est (ab.) 20 Rosei 21 Marine fishes 24 Bracelet 26 Exaggerate 33 Fools 34 Of Ihe teelh 36 In abundance 37 Revised 42 Slop 43 Fruit drinks 44 Verso {ab.) 45 Ages 46 Repose 49 Unit 51 Courtesy title 53 Earth goddess 55 Italian river 20 7 6 54 57

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