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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TOt 8LCTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* *nB E. W PAUL D KOHAM. Atfwrttatat Wilkm Wttav Co. NOT Tort, Ohio** •Ota* it BiyttmlUc, «, 1*11. era** auodkr mattct it UM port. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT eurlK to the city ol .Blftbntti* <r coy suburban tows when cutler «nrte* M JU4»- Ulned, JOc per wtek, or ISo pa month. By null, wltbir • nuiiu* of 60 mile*. 14.00 p*r jt*i, HM tat til month*. 11.00 far thrw months: bj null outride H rail* too* 110.00 pa r*tr p»jabl» IB tdvinc*. Meditations Hear yt, O mountains, the Lord's controversy, mud ye strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord hath a controversy with his people, mud bt will plead with Israel.—Mkah 6:2. • * » When civil dudgeon first grew hljh, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears Set folk together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For dame Religion, as for punk. Butler. Agreement on German Unity All But Hopeless Barring tlie unforeseen, an agreement at Paris between Russia and the West on German unity and peace terms is apparently impossible. Russia has rejected the western powers' plan for a Germany united under the Bonn constitution adopted by the western zones of the country. • France, Britain and the United States have turned down the Soviet Union's proposal for an all-German state . council to handle economic and "government" matters subject to veto by a revived four-power control agency. One nation could dictate a veto. There is no surprise in these developments. In iier self-imposed isolation, Russia sometimes misjudges the likely western response to her moves. But she must have had no illuion that the West would accept German unity of the sort she might propose. The plan she actually offered at Paris was not even taken seriously as a program for unity. { By the same token, the western nations must have had no genuine hope that Russia would accept the Bonn constitution as a basis for cementing all Germany. It would mean un-llussian freedoms in the eastern zone, plus a merciless spotlight on Soviet activities there. ;. If these things are so, why did Russia seek the Paris conference? i: Western spokesmen believe the continuing sessions will show her true goals to be much more limited than the basic German issues. They think she wants better East-West economic arrangements in Germany. The Soviet zone suffered badly from the western counter-blockade; it needs western trade. .- Other relatively minor gains may come out of the conference. And Russia is of course not blind to its value as a propaganda springboard. . We have learned from the discussions thus far that the lifting of the Berlin blockade marked no drastic shift in Russia's policy or attitude toward the West. Foreign Minister Vishinsky may smile and clown, but his words are no more conciliatory than were Molotov's at London 18 months ago. To reach an accord among nations, as among individuals, you must first have a will to agree on the part of all. There is no sign whatsoever that Russia desires agreement on fundamentals in Germany. Even if she did, there could be little confidence oC major progress under present circumstances. For this is a clash between two systems of thought—communistic and democratic. The two seem as repellent to each other as oil and water. Life With Fother The U. S. Children's Bureau is out with new advice to expectant fathers. Its program sounds downright militant. Gone are the days when a father could discharge his responsibilities just by looking properly worried as he paced the hospital floor at the baby's birth. The bureau wants the would-be dad to go to class to learn how to make a dependable Iri-corner and handle baby powder deftly. It wants him to busy himself putting together play pens and tlie iike. It suggests he pitch in and help with (he housework in trying days. And it thinks she should provide Mother with * mental uplift. i Much mor« advic* likt thi» and fa- ther will need * play pen for hii own FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1949 VIEWS OF OTHERS The Measure of Recession Estimate* released by the Department of Commerce provide us now with home measure of the economic recession or readjustment the country U experiencing. The llgues indicate Ihat the grots national products—the total output of goods ana services at going price—slacked to a »255,900,000, 000-a-year rite In the first quarter of this year— o(f $9,000,000,000 from the peak pace in the fourth quarter of last year, although still $1,000,000,000 above 1948's quarterly average. The flump is not treat but this Is the biggest drop In gross national product since the war. Commerce Department analysts offer a two-fold explanation: <l> less goods and services were produced and provided, since willingness to spend on them was down; and (2) price tags and charges we« lower for those that were furnished. People, then, are buying less, but the fall In individual Incomes alter taxes lias not been great. The first quarter figures show a decline of only $1,600.000,000 to $197,800,000,000 rate. Individual expenditures for consumption dropped $4,400,000.000 to a »176,600,000,000 rate; and that meant that savings increased $2,400,000,000 to a $21,200,000.000 rate. The readjustment most observers feel, is likely to continue for a while, but their diagnoses reveal no cause for alarm. None of the cumulative factors which have critically affected previous readjustments has appeared, they point out. We have not experienced bank failures, a freezing of purchasing power, forced liquidation of goods through the calling of loans, credit stringency, high interest rales, or widespread exhaustion of business and personal reserves. None of these lac- tors seems likely to develop. On the contrary there are strong sustaining features in the present situation. There Is a vast volume of liquid rserves and there are many demands for goods and services. Technological advance ts constantly broadening the scope of these demands. Ai l£o M. Chernc. executive secretary of tile Research Institute of America remarked recently, "The U. S. has an enormous amount of spendable Income. The country is the center and almost the only source of world demand fo rgoods. Employment continues at a high level. The government is pumping record amounts into the economy lor military purposes " And, lie might have added, the prospects for continued foreign spending and investment remain. The retreat from the inflation spree then, remains orderly. The return of healthy compe- tion Is not to be taken as depression, as some business men seem Inclined to take It. , There is a lot of good business ahead, but smart business men will recognize the Importance of good promotion, good advertising and good marketing. The readjusted economy ought to make things better for everybody. BIRMINGHAM <AI».> AGE H&ALD Pish and Poppycock It comes as no surprise to the people of Virginia to learn that the name of their late honored and distinguished United States Senato, Carter Glass, has been cleared completely of any imputation that he accepted payments—the right word, of course, is bribes^in return for obtaining war contracts for a RcSnoke business man charged with income (ax evasion. Any allegation to that effect is so preposterous as to he nonsensical and the lawyer for the defendant says, "We now know it wasn't Senator Glass." Anybody in Virginia who ever knew Senator Glass—and almost everybody in Virginia knew at had seen him at one time or another—knew all along that it wasn't Senator Glass. His name should never have been mentioned in such a slanderous connection. If anybody could ever show us that this great Virginian, who was the soul of honor, ever took a nickel that wasn't rightly his, we'd be prepared to believe that Robert E. Lee sold out to the Yankees, that Woodrow Wilson was In cahoots with Albert B. Pall to rob the Government and that Eisenhower was on the Nazis' payroll secretly throughout World War II. Tile very suggestion that Carter Glass ever participated In a shady transaction is enough to turn any honest man's stomach. Pish, tush and poppycock! THE SOANOKE (Va.) TIMES SO THEY SAY If this Is allon-gd to stand, if the whitewash (of the Malmedy Massacre trials) succeeds, the United States can never protest the .use of these methods by totalitarian countries, if the United States condones these actions by a few men. all Ihc world can criticize and forever alter question our motives.—Sen. oseph R. McCarthy (R) of Wisconsin. » * • There can be no real economic freedom when the few men who run the largest corporations can control the flow of essential goods and determine the price at which they shall sell.—Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobm. » • • Wherever you turn your eyes you sec the ugly spectacle of Britons being hurt or Insulted in some part of the world The sooner the present ministers are dismlssecj from office the sooner we shall regain our self respect and command Iht rsptct of others.—Winston Churchill. * * * I cannot help It If the Communists fellow- traveled with me. t didn't fellow-travel with them, —Atomic scientist Harold C. Urey, before Uie Illinois Seditious AcUvitiet Commission. » » • A nolcri author s«ys the way a man keeps his library is an indication of his character. We see our shelves as others »ee us. ¥ • • Don't sell radio short. Television's boom does not menu radio's doom. Keep the two separate, each will go forward.—Edgar Kobak, former presl- ' dent of th« Mutual Bro*d£uttn« Sytttm. Clayton Finds Private Business is Dull; Post Exchange Probe Worries VA WASHINGTON— (NBA) — Former Undersecretary of State Will The Relative Importance of Great Issues Washington News Notebook Clayton is back Washington, wondering about taking another government job. Clayton had to re- Ire from government service be- ause the strain on him was too great. He was advised to take it asier. He went back to his old Anderson-Clayton office in Texas, but found that in his absence the ompany had learned to run without him. He had nothing to do. Binding private business too dull, he came back to where all the excitement ts. A Is Worried . Truman adminis- Democratic Con- Washington for the next few yc;irs. Return of the tration and a - gress has resulted in a movement to have a Southern Democrat head up the Farm Bureau again. Big and blustery Ed O'Neal, now retired to his cotton plantation, was president of the Farm Bureau all through the Roosevelt administration. Kline cot pretty rough treatment recently from the House Agriculture Committee, after his testimony against the Brannan farm plan. That's another issue on which officers and small farmer members of the Farm Bureau are split. .. , ' "• l ' 11 - i<iuii uiuirrtu rtit Veterans Administration off*ir\ May Try Brannan Plan ire worried' lest congressmen confuse vet hospital canteens with Army post exchange stoics, currently under investigation on Capi- ol Hill. VA officials point out that heir canteens are operated strictly tor the benefit of the hospital Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan's farm plan may not be as dead as generally believed. House Agriculture Committee U considering a bill to try out the Brannnn plan next year on four perishables- eggs. milk. port!, and ... .. v " ••"•^'—- •• pn- PCI i^iiHuies—eggs. iinjK. pork, and tiems Visitors may buy cigarcts I potatoes. This would be an cxtcn- or their own convenience, but slon of the Department of Agri that 5 about the limit. VA canteons culture's orisinal nrono sa l tn t" won t take special orders, even for veterans. That's one of the worst abuses of Army PX stores and it cads to most criticism from private merchants. Patrons n! the service canteens can order expensive items air conditioning unils. and get them at considerable discount, even though they are not carried as regular PX stock. Internal Combustion American Farm Bureau Federation has an inside political fight on Its hands. Allan B. Kline. Iowa , culture's original proposal to try out the Brannan plan on pork. In- cludine potatoes would definitely put the Department of Agriculture on the spot as keeping un potato pice levels is already the most costly support operation in the present (rovernment nrouram. "On Rtliablc Authority" "Democratic Digest" now quotes Earl Bunting of National Association of Manufacutrcre as an authority on the effectiveness of some Kcw Deal legislation. A 1D47 speech of Bunting's, predicting that there rteti A. F. B. F. president in :hr expectation that 'Northern He- publicans would be in control in and banker, was] would be no" serious depression, has .. up by the Democrats to nrovc their point. H quotes - the N. A. M. executive as having ap- proved such things as Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporatic«, Social Security and the economic stabilization program In general. Here are sample quotes: "Stocks are not rjcketing past the moon as they dla in 1929 . . . our banks are as liquid today as they were frozen in 1929. . . We have J7.000,000,000 in unemployment funds to cushion against and halt any plunge like 1923. ... We are armed with better weapons which were not avail- a->le in 1929." N'o Joking Matter Citizens Committee for Reorganization of the Government plans an all-out campaign to educate the man in the street on the importance of this subject. A recent poll showed^that only a small percentage of the people had ever heard of ex-President Hoover's Commission on Reorganization, or knew what it had recommended to save the government several billions of dollars a year. To get the idea across. Citizens' Committee Is even considering trying to plant gags about it with radio comedians and in the comic strips. Busincfsmcn who complain about lack of investment capital have been given an eye-opener by Scott Paper Co.. of Camden. N. J This company has Just registered with S. E. C. a S2.000.000 preferred stock issue bearing only 3.4 per cent int- CKSt—almost B record low The moral is that there are plenty of savings and there Is plenty of risk capita! available if business and investment houses would get busy and start selling. Instead of waiting for customers to come to them. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NKA Staff Correnpeondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Howard Hughes will cash in on the Ingrid Bergman-Roberto Rosselini Headlines. He's looking for a new :it!e for their Italian film. "After the Storm," with Stromboli in it somewhere. I asked him If hc'tl .seen the picture's rushes and what he thoucht of them. "Arty," he said, "but good." The nation's newest craze, square dancing, had a quick flurry of popularity In the film colony" but now the lads and lassies nre back to the rhumba. Sqaure dancing requires four couples for a square and. as one Hollywoodsman put it: "I couldn't find four couples who didn't hate each olber." Jane Wyinan's role In "Stage Fright" sounds almost as tricky as "Johnny Belinda." She i»Iays a very bar! actress who attends the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to become a Rood actress. It takes a very good actress to play the role of a very bad actress. "And," says director Alfred Hitchcock, "I'll have to be a very pood director to have_ Jane ocme off as a very bad actress." Short Wait Gary Cooper, in a hurry at Giro's, telling a hcadwailer: "A table near a waiter, please" Coop and his family take off in three weeks for Aspen. Colo., where they'll spend the stnnmer at their new lodge. The bedrooms arc only 8x10. "Just enough room," says Coop, "to stretch my legs." .TtMtt Bennett overheard it at the Brown Derby: "Now we (sol lw» endings tn Ihf. niory. but the btirinnlnit and the middle have fallen Ml" • * * Members of the Argentine polo team invited Ann Southern to be a fuc.4 at their country homr this tumour. Ana Mid the'd. ui» to BO but didn't speak the language. Cesar Romero spoke up: "Honey, you don't have to talk. All you have to do is shake your blonde hair at "em." Jack Carson's description of a romantic couple at a Hollywood night spot: 'They were sitting sigh by sigh." • * • Gene Autrys horse, champion. Just auditioned for a new airshow. "Adventures of champion, the Wonder Horse." . . .Comics Gene McCarthy and Tommy Farrcll will screen test at M-G-M~for "Tahiti." • . . Cecil B. DcMille Is pounding the publicity drums for Angela Lansbury's work in "Samson and Delilah." . . . veloz and Yolanda will do a "Mr. and Mrs." TV show for Hal Roach. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Lucky Lead Wins Slam Bid Here Meeting an old friend brings back memories. 1 dropped into the cocktail room at the Hotel Elysees in New York City the other night, and who was .sitting at the piano but Bruce Racburn. I think he has one of the best nlchi-club routines in the country. He ends it with a song that is bc- conr.ne quite popular now, "It's a Big. Wide. Wonderful World." Nancy Noland. who first sang It in "All In Fun," gave Bruce this song back in 1941. and it has been his theme SOIIB ever since. Bract is one of those card \ilay- "• who thuikj th»l jjiuochJ* u t better game than bridge, and that a little pinochle works well on a bridge hand too. ' Raeburn *Q VKJ73 » AKQJ 10 3 + 52 4K942 V 106 5 • 862 + KQ7 N W E S Dealer * 10S7< 5 V94 « 93 + A 1043 A A J3 V A Q 8 2 » 7 I + J 98 5 Rubber—Both vul. West North E^ Pass I * p ass Pass 3 4, p aM Pass 6 y Pass .South I + 1 V 3N T T. Pass Pass Opening—4h 2 tl In today's hand the first thing that caught his eye was the queen of spades—so he immediately looked for the Jack of diamonds. That's pinochle. When his partner opened the bidding with the club, Bruce said, "holding pinochle, I decided to go places." He took it easy on the first bid, but when liis partner bid one heart, Bruce mr.de a jump to three clubs, deciding that no mater what South bid after that, he would bid six hearts. The opening spade lead let declarer make seven-odd. Three rounds of trumps were taken, then six rounds of diamonds, all of declarer's clubs going on the diamonds. On; club was trumped and the other discarded on the ace of spades. Of course, if a club hart been opened, it would have been a. different story. President to Address Legion Convention WASHINGTON, June 10. net — Col. J. MOJITO* Johntoa tnnouiv«d Labor Party in England Goes All Out to Tighten Grip on Nation Lesson Sunday School B.r WlUisB E. Gllroj, D. D. "This Is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,' wrote Paul to Timothy (I Timothy 1:16), "that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief," When Paul called himself the chief of sinners he was probably remembering his days as a persecutor, when he had stood by and held the garments of those who stoned Stephen to death. He remembered, too, how he had gone from that tragic scene on his way to Damascus, breathing out threatening and slaughter against those of the newfound faith, of which he himself was so soon to become the chief disciple. No such dark blot of violence and persecuting tea] may be upon you and me. We can claim no distinction in our sin, but If we say we have no sin. as John reminds u s (f John 1:8), we deceive ourselves, and the truth ts not tn us. So Jesus came into the world to save us. It was in accomplishing our salvation that Jesus went the way of death and the cross. As Paul states it (Romans 5:8), "God commcndeth His love toward us. in that, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." In what spirit, then, do we approach those last sad scenes in the life of our Lord, His death and burial? Are they to us only tragic events in a far-off past, evoking a measure of sympathy, and of comnassionate interest as we read of the women at the tomb, of the failure and repentance of Peter of the devotion of Joseph of Arimathea? All that is well, but it is not enough. Are we were observers, or are we participants? A Negro spiritual asks pointedly and plaintively, ''Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?" And there is more than plaintive melody in those challenging questions. We know how Paul would have answered those questions. The experiences of Jesus as He moved toward Calvary, was crucified, and buried and rose again, were so real to the Aposte that he wrote: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet no tl, but Christ livet'n in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. who loved me, and trave himself for me." (Galatians 2-.20.) That is the perfection of faith and of Christian experience, to which, possibly, few of us attain. We are so content to follow the Master afar off. and too often we lack the courage of the faith that we profess. But the experience of Paul is the true and, possible experience of every Christian who would receive all the power and blessing that the Master came to bestow. Let u-s pray for faith, and vision, and courage that we may apprehend (again to quote Paul's language) all for which Christ has apprehended us. And "apprehend" Is a long word that means "to take hold." Does not the New Testament admonish us to "lay hold on eternal life?" tl Timothy «:!2.) 75 Years Ago In Bfythevil/e— The stock and fixtures of the Aldridge Jewelry Co., have been purchased by Pat O'Bryant who will continue to operate the business in the same location, 307 West Main. yesterday Ihat President Truman will address the annual American Legion convention in Philadelphia in August. Johnson, a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, said Mr Truman will attend the convention as a delegate and will be presented with' the American Legion distinguished service medal. The convention will run from August 28 through August 30. Johnson said the president will speak at the opening day. Bj DeWiU MaeKeruie AF Forelca Affair* Analyst Britain's government certainly has nailed its Socialist flag to the mast In connection with the party.'* annual conference at Blackpool. • There Is no attempt to camouflage the program as the party gets set for the general election which is 'due next year but might come sooner. The challenge to the Conservatives, headed by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is without qualification. ^ Deputy Prime- Minister Herbert™ Morrison, one of the most powerful figures In British socialism and the party's political strategist, yesterday laid the cards on the table in a speech which evoked an ovation. He named further industries which the party proposed to t nationalize, and then daclarcd that it reclected the government would pass a "per- fcianent and revised version" of the wartime act giving It control over Industry and manpower. "Private industry," he said, "cannot any longer be allowed to go Just any wny. Private industry or finance which indulges in antisocial conduct will be pulled up sharp by a labor (Socialist) government." Could Mean Regimentation Conservative minded folk un- doub'edly will interpret Morrison's declaration as savoring rather strongly of regimentation. It should be noted that he didn't say the war-time measures would be used except of necessity. They would be on the books ready for use when needed. The Socialist view of this 'is that there's nothing bad in the fact that the government has such powers. It all depends on how the government uses the powers. Moreover all orders under the emergency program can be rejected by parliament Still, one would expect the conservatives to make propaganda out of this issue in the coming . election campaign. f Morrison also announced that. If " reelected. the government intended to nationalize six more industries. Those proposed for state ownership are meat wholesaling and cold storage, sugar refining, cement making, most life Insurance, "all suitable" minerals and water supplies. Reason for Seriousness The socialist government in its first four years of office already has nationalized coal mines, gas works, electricity, railroads, canals, long- distance trucking, airlines, the Bank of England and the world wide cable and wireless communications company. Medicine also has been socialized—resulting In a tremendous controversy-and the vast steel industry is in process of being nationalized by Parliament. So the Socialists', gauntlet • Is down, but they are well aware that this crucial battle is going to be a tough one. As Morrison said: "The next election will be the fight of our lives." However, he also declared: "If we have a high degree of religious zeal and public spirit we can. defeat the Tories (Conservatives)." A fair measure of the seriousness with which the Socialists are entering the campaign is seen in the fierce disciplinary action taken * by the party last month against members for flouting party leadership. Two left wing members of Parliament were thrown out of the party, and five other members were fired from parliamentary posts; And there's plenty of reason for seriousness. This election may well determine the fate of Socialism in England for a long time to come. Robert Smart, son of J. H. Smart of Blytheville, who Is now assistant professor of Biology at University of Richmond, Vu., has been offered a position as associate professor in the Biology Department at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. A two weeks trip down the Mississippi River in a 12 foot open duck boat ended in short order for Carl Ganske and J. w. Cade. They left Barfield on the river cast of here, but rains early in the week made their journey so uncomfortable they decided to give it up on reaching Memphis. The boys started their trip without tarpaulins or other equipment nceciert for rainy weather. Sign of Zodiac Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted sign of zodiac t It r s a sign 13 Waken 14 interstice 15 Correlative of nr.ilher 16A*tless 18 Speak 19Soi48l insect 20 Did wrong 21 Health resort 22 Mile (ab.) 23She«l (ab.) 24 Caustic 27 Mimics 29 Two (prefix) 30 Conducted 31 Malt drink 32 Parent 33 Escaped 34 Strike with open hand 37 Of (suffix) 38 "Old Dominion SUl«" (ab.) 39 Witnessed 41 Accumulate 46 Through 47 Hasten 48 Man scrvMil 4 Cubic (ab.) 5 Domestic slave 6 Burn 7 Woman sailor 8 Angered 9 N'orthea* (ab.) 10 Throw 11 Passed 12 Turkish subjects 17 Not (prefix) 25 Unoccupied 26 Expired 27 Charity 28 Ring 33 It means tht 35 Opposed 36 Severed 40 Dam 41 English river -- o 42 War god 31 Spanish jailer 43 Boy's nickname ; 44 Indian { weights 45 Printing term 46 Flow 51 Palmlike plant 53 Note of seal* scrap SO Reviser S2 Den.r 54 Small ftnches 55 Gazed fixedly TEKTrCAL 1 Americui canal 2 Satiric » Kind

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