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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 3, 1949
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FOOT fARE.y COURIER N15W8 THI COURIER NEWS TO OOUBUR Mxmoa E. W HAIKU, PuDiMMT JAMES L. VZRHOEFF, editor FAOL O. KMAM, Aftnrtta^ •a* tfetfetal Adwttata* Wtaaa OS. KM Tort. Ottawa, «T«TT Aitnoan except Bund*? ftiurad u wecM dm BitUt tt UM •Oie* M Ujtherille, Aituiu. under act «t [(, WT Tb» B> euriM to UM dt» of BfcrUttnu* <c •uburbtn town *h« orrrtar atnrtc* M tatoad, a*e per week, at Ue pu Booth. By •*•** vithlp ft radlua of 60 nliM, MJX) nw T«w. tXOO lor all month*. 1140 for Uin* month*; by •*!! out/Id* to all* ion*. (1040 pta jmt to •dTino*. Meditations f*r hoami thing., »t only ta the light tt the L»rd. bat also in UM slfht *f nun.— HI Ortntblan* fill. - * » • Honor la like th« »y«, which cannot suffer the least Injury without damage; It ii a pracioua . atone, the price of which It lessened by the least • flaw.—Bouuet. Barbs There are just as many men making their mark today as ever—but a lot of them are using red ink. \ • • * A r»nn»7hf»nla Ju4f« upheld MM right of a wife to MM night of( a week tor bridge. He didn't I»T, h»*er«r, that ah« must split the winnings u feker-pUylng huibands hare to do. • • » With bathing season here, it's more fun us aee th* pealing of the belles than to hear it. • • • Many a youngsUr goM Mt U> play with his jtnir Jurt aoM and eonua bttk tome with his eJothe* rented. • ' • • » Takt a tip from the successful painter: he's always brushing up on 'his business. Recognizing Franco Need Not Imply Okay The American government's Spanish policy, says Senator Taft, leems to have been guided by » "Communist- front philosophy." That accusation does not seem very fair or very accurate. It -.. it no more "Communist-front" than that ~ of any othar government that has abid r ed by th» UN resolution of 1946 to withdraw ambassadors from Madrid. v ' Perhapi thr resolution wa» unwise. Certainly it was unsuccessful. As Secretary of State Acheson admits, the withdrawal of recognition did not effect any L reforms in the Franco government. But ' the resolution is still in force. It is hard to see how this government could help .- the United Nations or itself by leading -, a fight to repeal it. j r It really does not seem to matter too much whether we do or don't have diplomatic relations with Spain. The main • function of a diplomatic mission is to look out for the interests of its own country, both public and private, in another country whose government is legally constituted. Recognition does not imply approval, as the anti-resolution people have so t often pointed out. We maintain normal • relations with Russia and with other governments whose practices we do not : like. And Franco's government is probably as legally constituted as the Communists' is in Russia. Each got to the • top through military victory, and neither has given its people a chance to ex- 1 press their free feelings about its continuance. The trouble is that Senator Taft and others can't seem to think or talk about sending an ambassador back to Madrid without going ahead with arguments in favor of cutting Franco in on European aid and including him in the North Atlantic alliance. One would think, to hear them talk, that Spain's friendship in the event of war would be about the most important military asset that we could possess. Aid for Franco and an alliance with him are not logical consequences of rec- • ognition. They are quite separate and . distinct from it. If we should recognize , Spain as we recognize Russia, without approving either type of government, that ought to make things even. Why spend millions on Franco and clasp him to our bosom simply because he's against communism? Hitler and Mussolini were against communism, too. The United States can't do anything, short of war, to restore individual, political and religious freedom to the Russian people, to free them from the threat of physical terrorism and the yoke of in, tellectual enslavement. But that is no ? reason why we must ignore a similar catalog of tyrannies in Spain. That is no reason why w« must strengthen the . government thai perpetuates those ty- nnn!<*. Mr. Acheson realistically uyi that the United State* and western Europe h»v« never insisted that "Spain, which hi* never been a full-flowered democracy, must become so." But he 'does think that the Spanish people must be* made to realize that they cannot b« accepted back "into the family of western Europe" unless they take »om» atepg to liberalize their government. And he thinks that this country and western Europe should do what they can to assist the Spanish people toward that end. This is the policy which some-people call inconsistent, and others call sentimental. But it can also be called idealistic —the word for a force which we hop* has not been permanently exiled from diplomatic thought. Not Alone The New York State Tax Commission reports that 80 per cent of the state personal income tax is paid by just 19 per cent of the taxpayers. It offers this information partly in response to requests. Probably from people who wanted to find out how much company they had in their taxpaying misery. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Warning for Mr. Truman There Is^one sign after another that the Truman Administration will have no alternative except to plan substantial reductions In proposed expenditures for the coming fiscal year. The latest Indication comes from Dlxlecrat Senator Ru&seli of Georgia. Senator Russell, who rates high in seniority on the Senate Appropriations Committee, announces that he Is at work on a bill to cut three billion dollars from federal operating fuiida. Senator Maybank of South Carolina, another member of the same committee, says he ia wholeheartedly in favor of the cut. President Truman will have only himself to 1 blame if he fills to take note of thb situation In the Appropriations Committee of his old chamber. Other Democrats on the committee include such senators as McClellan of Arkansas, Ellender ot Louisiana and Robertson of Virginia. Among the Republican! is wherry of Nebraska, minority leader. They can be expected to join in slashes which will do the Fair Deal no good. The cue to the Truman Administration Is clear. It was tlveii by Senator Paul H. Douglas of Ililnol* when he came out, more than two weeks ago. for economies within the Administration. This pro- preulve Illinois Democrat said he thought it was the Administration'! own responsibility to see that waste was cut out so that vital aspect* of the social welfare program would not be jeopardized. Recently the President's own Council of Economic Advisers—three economists of his own choosing, serving under a law which he signed soon after he became President—gave him similar counsel._Although Its latest report has not been madejpublic, it hat been reported that these economists advised the President to reduce federal spending, to cut excise taxes and to delay an Increase In social security withholding. The question Is: Who will do the pruning? Will It be the Administration's leaders In the executive departments and In Congress? Or will it be members of Congress who have no sympathy with the President's program and who would like nothing better than a plausible excuse to deny It the financial support which it requires? Thii will be done by one or the other, since the change In the economic situation In the last •tx months is certain to govern when the appropriations take their final shape. The Truman Administration had better make its own adjustments than take those driven through by a Dixie- crat-Old Guard G.O.P. coalition. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY H (intellectual snobbery) looks down Its haughty nose at the motion picture sheerly because it Is so popular a form of entertainment. J*r the same reason It sneers and snickers at magazines with circulation In the millions, and a best-selling novel Is, ipso facto, a literary turkey In Its eyes.— Eric Johnston, president, Motion Picture Association of America. • « • Over the whole scene reigns the power of the atomic bomb, ever growing In the hands of the United States. It Is this and this alone which has given us time to lake measures ot self-protection and develop the unities which make those measures possible.—Winston Churchill. • • « Employer! and workers are no Irreconcilable antagonists. They are collaborator^ In a common task. They eat, so to speak, at the s«me Ubte, since they live, in the last resort, from the net global profit of national economy.—Pope Pius XII. • • • The Navy has not now, and never has had, a corps of lawyers. Most of them had never been admitted to any bar outside of an officers' cluo. —Chairman Pat McCarren, of the Senate Judiciary Committee, advocating t corps of lawyers for the U. S. N»vy. • t » The masterly handling by our leaders or the Berlin blockade Is concrete evidence that American ingenuity can overcome seemingly Insurmountable barriers In service to humanity and In search of peace.—Attorney General Tom Clark. • » • I have been In the foreign office since 1945, and never have i felt that there was a better chance (or peace th»n now.—British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevuv Return of the Prodigal's Son FRIDAY, JUNE S, 1945 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Central American Trade Relations Suffer When Dignitary Seeks Snakes WASHINGTON (NBA)—An unpublished classic of Central American folklore concerns an official mission from one of those countries, recently brought to New Orleans to promote trade relations. The American businessman who played host took his guests through the usual joints of the French Quarter. At 4 a.m. when the check was close to $700, he decided that was enough, and suggested they all to back to the hotel. The head of the visiting mission thought otherwise. He had taken a fancy to a snake charmer who simultaneously did a strip-tease, or vice versa. So he told his American host to never mind about the check— his mission had plenty or expense money—and to go on to bed. If he was tired. Next morning early the hotel desk called the American host and hold him that one of his guests was running around the hall, naked. Wouldn't he please come down and take-care of things? The American did a fireman's leap Into his pants and coat and went down, sure enough, there was '.he head of his mission, clad only in his shorts, parading around and spouting Spanish by the bookful. The house detective couldn't understand a word of It. Gradually the hast extracted 'rom his excited guest the news hat there was a snake in his room. That was of course nonsense. Or was tills a bad case of morning- after DT's? Come, they would see. They all marched back to the room, looked under the bftd, in the corners, the closet, the bathroom. No snake. The house detective | started opening bureau drawers— and shut one in a hurry. A snake. The host saw it too, anci recognized it. To make a long story short, from the adjoining parlor closet they extracted the snake charmer-strip tease artiste—who had put 'em on. She collecied her tired snake from the bureau drawer, put it back in the hag from which it crawled after she had parked it in the drawer some time before. It seems that when the night club hart closed at ria-wn. tile trade mission had brought " le floor show back to the hotel for further demonstrations. Now, under the watchful eye of the house detective, she was escorted out. It didn't help trade relations a bit. All They Need Is an Anthem Recent Gridiron club dinner in Washin2 f on. lampooning government officials, revealed a new unofficial flag for the Dixiecrat-Re- pubitcan alliance. Over the center of the Confederate red-white-and- blue "stars and bars" flag was drawn in heavy black lines on a white background the laughing head of a GOP elephant, rampant. Nautical Maneuvers Washington repection for new Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews was a grand snafu. The Navy plane which flew him in from Omaha irrived ten minutes early. Only Undersecretary Dan Kimball and a Navy captain were there. Matthews had never heard of Kimball, but he recognized the Navy uniform. That caused much confusion as to who should be in the picnires which one newsrccl and one still photographer wanted to take. After Matthews. r.nrf the captain left the airport, retir- ing Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan drove up. When he learned Matthews had gone, he dashed back Into Is car and ordered his driver to follow In hot pursuit. They all went to the Naval yacht Sequoia, where a somewhat strained dinner was served. Nobody knew whether Sullivan was Matthews gues t or other way around. Sullivan had resigned, but Matthews hadn't been sworn in. Since that time. Matthews has been living aboard the Sequoia, which is anchored in the Potomac, and is assigned to the Secretary of the Navy Though his previous nautical experience wa s confined to owning a rowboat, the new secretary says he likes this sea duty. Quick Change or Mind Chines? government radio .. Chungking recently announced appointment of a Legislative Yuan committee of 29 to investigate T. V Soons. II H. Rung and Chang Kia- Ngau in connection wilh their disposal of one billion dollars in economic funds. Two hours later the same radio announced that the same committee of 29 had decided to ask the same three wartime Chi nese finance officials for a loan o one million dollars, for use In rem edying the critical position of the Kuoniiiitmig government. While (he Cat's Away While President Dutra of Braz, was on his recent trip to the United States Vice President Nerei Ramos served as acting president Commented one newspaper and radio station in Rio de Janlero "Whole categories of public em- ployes fire looking forward to 'getting promotions and salary increases in this period." IN HOLLYWOOD R.v Erskine Johnson NKA Staff Correspeondent HOLLYWOOD—tNEA>— A new quickie. "The Devil's Sleep," sneaked into release. It's adver- ised as ft "daring expose of the devil drug" and stars John Mitch- \>m, brother of Bob. • • • An agent, leading a mule., walked Into the UI casting office the other day, so the story goes, and told the casting director: "This s the young mule I've been telling you about." Maybe that's a little fanciful, DUt I can truthfully report that :he studio conducted » beauty contest for mules to play the title role of "Francis," a movie about a talk- Ing GI Army mule in Burma during the war. There were nine of them, wearing the names nf alatn a la the Antl.ntlc Ciir beautj parade. A Missouri mukr. the official mascot of the Democratic Parly, won the role after flying in via TWA from Washington, D. C. Producer Robert Arthur and director Arthur Lubln did the judging of the mules and took a great deal of ribbing from Republicans on the set when they picked the Democratic Party mascot. Lubin hastily assured the GOP.s that there also Is «n elephant In the picture. DIAMOND COMEDY RKO may star Bill Williams In a baseball comedy. "Fourth Base' j Lett Hand." . . . Todd Faulkner. I a wealthy oil man, who plays host ' to about 600 kids off the streets of Long Beach every Saturday, took a poll to sec what Hollywood guest stars they would like to see in person. In this order, the requests were: Bill (Hopalong Cassidy) Boyd, Gabby Hayes. J Canova, Johnny Mack Brown and Switch: Angela Lonsbury says she wants to be typed— for light comedies, musical or straight. She says if she continues doing all sorts of rolc.s, she'il be considered a jack of all trades and master of none. • • • Director John Houston and Evc- iyn Kcyes finally admitted there will be a divorce in the family. Everyone In Hollywood except John and Evelyn have been talking about it for months. yon, you nave laryngitis tonight. By working all night, the directo had music prepared for Donald the npxf. rfav IICM, oay. He has gone a long way since then He was the original Woody Ma hciney In "Pintail's Rainbow." th male lead in "Alone Fifth Avenue. no,ney in "Fmians Rainbow." tin male lead in "Along Fifth Avenue, and now he is on a personal tour Donald predicts that "Younge of the week: Audrey Tottfr in a very negligible ne«- lie" for her role In "Tension." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B.v William E. MrKcnnry America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Ability, Not Luck, Usualy Wins Out Bridge players will tell you that the game of bridge Is not based on luck, but on science. However, Donald Richards, the young baritone, believes thai luck docs play a part in life. He got his start in singing because an agency called him up one day. thinking he was somebody else. To Hits day Donald does not know who they thought he was—but they told him they had him booked for six weeks at the Hollywood Beach Hole! in Florida tor S175, It was not until he was on the tniln that he learned it was S175 a week. Upon his arrival at the hotel, he handed the orchestra leader four songs. "When ari your ovchestra- * AQ 103 V 1083 • 10981 A 878 VQ972 4> A !3 + 6 Si N W £ S Oeoler *KJ2 VK65 #K7« * 10 8 » J + AKQZ Bubber—Neither vul. .South West Nort*. Cut 1 * Pass 1 * Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N. T. Pas* Opening—V2 ' 4954 ¥ AJ-t Than Springtime," a recording h made recently, will be one of the bi hits of the year. Some players blame bad luck fo losing a contract, but ability wl win In most cases. In today's hanc if declarer tries to establish th spade suit first, he can easily b defeated. But if he starts the dla mond suit right away, he probabl will make a spade, two hearts, tw diamonds and four clubs. Of course, with double-dummy de fense, West could Jump in with th ace of diamonds .shift to a spad and when East wins the spade trick he can lead hearts. But that Is ra Ihcr difficult defense even whe you are looking at nil of the card Isn't it? Truman, Churchill Confident World is Moving Toward Peace Sunday School Lesson By Willlut E. Gllroy, D. D. The cup, that in Gethsemane esu* prayed to earnestly might ass, did not pass. We know how "e drank it, and drank it to the ;i-y lees of sacrifice and suffering, t is the mystery of God and the universe that the life-giving pow- rs, alike of nature and of grace, re intimately bound up with suf- ering and death. Jesus emphasized this very trongly In His conversation with certain Greeks," recorded In John 2:23-25. "Except a grain of wheat all into the ground and die," He aid, "it abtdeth alone; but If It die t beareth much fruit." And He noceeded to apply this to human ife. with undoubtedly prophetic eference to Himself: "He that lov- th his life loseth it." In Gethsemane it was the humility of Jesus, struggling in the ast dark hour against all that He iad set forth to saddened dlscl- Jes in preceding days, recorded in he conversations and discourses of he chapters In John's Gospel. Was his not, also, an expression of His lumanity, sharing with us an ex- icrience that Is common, and never o much emphasized as in recent 'ears when so many reluctant, >cnceable young men, hating war, have nevertheless had to make the uprcme sacrifice? It is one thing to recognize general law of sacrifice, but how different when we are faced with real, insistent danger, or demand for sacrifice ourselves! Then omes a real testing. Many find the aith and power to face it; others ail. Out of Gethsemane the Master •ame with the serenity of a pro ound faith in the destiny that the Father had for Him. and with a quiet, sublime courage, that could endure alike th'e Buffetings of His aggressors, the taunts of the cowardly, and the cynical contempt of he worldly-minded Pilate. It was he proud, self-confident Roman! who cringed in that interview before i he uncrowned King, who was yet' to wear the corwn of thorns. j Were trial and death ever so dominated by a courage and com-! posure, born of inward peace, and a consciousness of spiritual presence and power? How often has hat peace of God that made the Master strong upheld His followers n persecution and perill From Gethsemane to Calvary! We must go with Jesus all the way. if we would get the inspiration of that divine tragedy and its Mfillment of blessing for mankind. Here, again, we may speak of "mankind," but. as we may have to face danger and sacrifice not in general but in a very real and personal way, so the message of that divine tragedy conies to each of us personally, pointing the way to triumph and glory. It is the way of prayer, in discovering and obeying the will of God. and in finding the .trcngth that God supplies. J5 Years Ago In Btytheyille— An average of one motor vehicle ler minute crosses the State Line four miles north of here on Highway 61, it was revealed today by the State Highway department who :ook a three-day check recently. The Highway department feels that a much higher count could have been obtained had they checked over the weekend Instead of in the middle of the week as they did. Members of the "Kill Kare" club will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. :.. Ward at their Camp Rio Vista. Hardy. Ark., on Thursday of this week. A number of people plan to go Wednesday afternoon and the others will leave on Thursday Homing. They will be served barbecue on the banks of Spring River. They will enjoy boating, swimming and fishing throughout the day. Mrs. John Smotherman and Mrs. W. A. Stlckmon entertained members of the Ladles Bible Class last night at the Stlckmon home. The By DeWHt Mackenzie Foreit-n Affairs Analyst President Truman says he believes "we are closer to world peac* now than t any time in the past three years." Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declares he haa the growing hope "that we may avert forever the horrible vision ot a third world war.," What Justification Is there for such optimism In view of the c». tlnued clashes between the Russlflb and the Western democracies In Euro|)e, and the sweeping victories of the Moscow-Inspired Communist* In China? Has the gift of prophesy deserted these two distinguished statesmen? I don't believe either of them has lost his cunning. There are plenty of signs that the dangers of world war have -ec .Jed greatly in recent weeks. The chief reason Is that the Communist drive westward across Europe has been stopped by the power of the democracies' counteroffensive. N^t only has it been stopped but it has very largely spent its force and is without sinews for recovery. So much for Europe, which has represented the greatest immediate threat to the Western world. But what of China, which houses close to a quarter of the world's population and is possessed of vast natural resources? Is there no danger in that situation? China certainly does present grave present dangers, but at Ihis stage they are more ideological than military. It is quite in the: cartis that Russia, even though dominating that vast country polltic- 'ally, would find it a white elephant. China Liability for Russians Tills is so because China, while potentially a power, u> backward and undeveloped. From' the military aspect she not only wouldn't be any great asset to RussU, but on the contrary would inv^|*e heavy expenditures for development. Progress calls for mountainous efforts and great sums of money. Putting China on her feet isn't a matter of years. It involves decades. So at this Juncture neither Europe nor the Orient hold threats of another world war in anything like the near future. Perhaps as, Churchill says, it may be averted forever. But this doesn't mean the struggle between communism and democracy Is drawing to a close. It will continue, but along ideological lints rather than as a "shooting war"— at least as long as the allies keep themselves militarily strong as a preventive. It therefore remains to be seen whether the democracies are as good with Ideas as they are with giuut. For the conflict will be won or lost with ideas. General Dwight D. Eisenhower pinned that .down yesterday in his first commencement address as president of Columbia University. Said he: "In the years ahead of you graduates, the fundamental struggle of our time may be decided—between those who would further apply to our dally lives the concept of individual freedom and equality; and (hose who wouj*jfe subordinate the individual to thv dictates of the state. In this war of ideologies the democracies must lay down pro- trams which are Concrete and practical. No matter how much one may dislike communism, It does have a concrete program. The average citizen wants something into which he can get his teeth. Truman Can't Attend Meeting of Farm Leaders WASHINGTON. June 3. </Pj — President Truman said yesterday he will be unable to attend a meeting of democratic farm leaders In Des Molnes June 12. At a news conference, the president said he would have to pass up the trip. 19 members heard Mrs. Lee Armstrong give the devotional and Mrs. Wyatt Henley led the games. Miss Vera Elizatbeth Goodrich gave a reading for entertainment. 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