The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 7, 1949
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILL* (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1949 Help for Britain Urged by Snyder Secretary Confers With Senators on "Dollar" Problems WASHINGTON 1 , Sept. 7—W>— Secretary of the Treasury Snyder said yesterday lie U hopeful 'the United States can help Great Britain solve her grave dollar problem. . He made that comment to reporters after he and Secretary of State Ache&on had spent SO minutes with members of the Senate foreign Relations Committee. They discussed with the senators the talks which will get underway today with British and Canadian officials. Snydcr and others who came from the meeting declined to say xhey thought the talks would be successful in finding ways u> liit Grea', Brilain from her money troubles. There are reports that one thing Britain will propose is ihat .she be allowed to spend Marshall PJau dollars anywhere she likes—not just in the United States. That would, require legislation. A reporter asketi Snyder if there was discus?ion with the senators of possible legislation. "Legislation was not even discussed," Snyder replied. "We just wanted to bring the senators up to date on the situation as it now stands." SOME OF HIS DOCS NEED A REST -William Baker, a 60- year-old sign painler, arrives in Omaha. Keb., after walking 600 miles from Lu=k. Wyo. The walk took four weeks, and Baker's lired rings nEcdrd a rest, but his passenger, Skipper, wa; in the pink at condition. Baker inherited his love for travel from his lather. a British sea captain. Russians Provide Arms and Train Many in Germany BERLIN, Sept. 7—</P/—A West B«i'lin newspaper said again today that the Russians ire arming a huge German array In the Eastern Occupation Zone. The BrWsh-llcenstd Social Democrat said It had learned that 560,000 German* were now under arms, more than half of (hem In "readine&s police" unit* living In barracks. Informed sources di.scounlrd the newspaper's estimate, but said: "There is no doubt considerable numbers of Germanj are being armed and trained by the Russians. H also appears certain (he training include* tanks and other heavy equipment." 'Walther Leaguers Name Missouri Synod Officers FORT SMITH. Ark., Stp. 7—f.-Tj j —Albert Henning of Pine Bluff, Ark., was named president of Walther League, young people's group of the Lutheran Church, for the Missouri Synod rturingr a convention which ended here Monday. The next convention, ro be held on the Labor Day week end. of I 1950. was awarded to Pine Bluff. \ Henning will succeed Robert j Sohn of Memphis as president of { the league. Other officers elected were W- F. Neben of Little Rock, 1 vice president, and Alma Hehnich I Alexander, Ark., secretary. Pitching Horseshoes KY BH.LY ROSE Today, Harpers is bringing out a book called -Kentucky on the March." and I think everybody and were invited to participate on Ihe basLs of ful! equality. What did the committ-ee do first? his Aunt Esmerelda ought to read it., Wel]| bcing „,,,„ Jot , 1]u(ead o( It's a simple but somehow mspir- I Joc McGeniusM. it called in a lot of ing sag! of how a group of plain |t nowlcdgcable , c , lows and n . ke(1 Jccs decided to make their state a ] lhem to put on pal)er lhe luiudred Old Manicure Set A manicure set 1500 years old, and almost exactly similar to the kind in use today, was discovered during some excavation work in Hungary a few years ago. better place in which to live—and then did it. The author v. Hary W. Schacter, • bowman of a Louisville department store, and the -story, as he told it to me in my office some months aeo and as he now tells it in his book, goes something like this: Six years ago. Harry got fed up with the bickerings and dickcnngs of the politicos at the state capital and registered his protest at a Jjint conclave of labor, business and farm associations. After a lot of palaver, the end result was another o! those "we-view-\vith-a!arm" resolutions. As the session was about to break up, a farmer sitting in the back of the room gof to his feet. "You may not realize it." he said, "but the and one thnigs that were wrong with Kentucky. And the report.?, when they came in a few months later, didn't make pretty reading. To begin with, for 50 years Kentucky had been steadily going downhill. In 1940. it was either at or near the bottom of the 48 .states in most of the things that make life worth llvlntr. It was <7th in illiteracy and •With in deaths from tuberculosis: two-thirds of its schools didn't have sale drinking water, and .some 42.000 farm home.s didn't even have a privy. And ft s Xfr. Schacter tells it, the commitce could have saved on paper by Jusl putting down what was good and adding, "The rest is i bad.' Once the fact-finding was linish- out what's ailing o\ir .stale and then go to work- and see if we can't cure it? And when T say 'we, 1 I'm not referring to the legislators in Frankfort—I mean us, our friends, wives and kinfolk." , „ . ... ,,. , , , , Pd. the fact-distributing began. Fi- ' folks In thu hall represent , lot of | nfmced by Jof and hi / mL ^ lLS and vote.5..instead ol passing re.sojuuo . ; , 1]sin? . newspapers, radio stations. ! lecturers and traveling exhibits, the ! committee brought the sorry saga to j \ the attention of everybody old enouqh to think. And from then on. plenty bepan to happen. Soon towns, villager and whittle stops had set tip their own Well, whit happened after that I committees and. after several big could only take place in a fairy tale] state-wide get-togethers, the com- or at a meeting of ordinary citizens ; hined thinking of all the Joes was of the United Stales. Before the i welded into one "People's Legula- ' conferees caught their breath and went home, the Committee for Kentucky had been formed, and early the next morning It went to work. When word got around the state that a lot of plain Joes had banded together and were going to by-paw the politicians .other organizations began to sign tip; and before long. 88 groups representing 450.000 citizens—about two-thirds of the voters in the state—wore behind the tive Program," "\fiirhty fine Idea." said the politicians when it was presented to them "but who's going to pay for it all?" "That's easy," said Ihe committee's chairman. "The p e o p I e through taxes. Whether TOM think so or not, our folks are more inter- i ^^m th**»u£"» ested In living decently than in ''•': •*< i» «uiell lowing the tax rate a few mills." 1 l j^ vl ^ ^f'* The legislators did a double-uke, In the program—at a heist in the annual budget of »13,000.000. And that, in short, Is how the Blue Grass State began to hoist itself up by its own shoelaces. Of course, the Job !s a long ways from being fintshed, but so much of a revolution has been accomplished in people's thinking that recently, when the mayor of a certain town announced he wa.s going to cut the tax rate, ft delegation of businessmen* promptly visited him. "We want'to protest this tax reduction." said the spokesman. "What we need is more taxes, not less. How can »e . get our neu- power plant and our new recreation hall built if we don't shell out for them. . .1" At a recent town hall meeting in Henderson, a local committeeman named Jim Anderson presented a credo which is worth repeating: "The committee for the city and county of Henderson is more than an organization. It Is a faith a j faith in the ideology of democracy. ; It Is a physical embodiment of the • belief that men and women can assemble from different Interests and occupations, from different racial stocks and religions, from i different social and economic con- I dilions. and. by subordinating spc- I clal interest to general interests, can } thereby achieve a richer, fuller com- ! munity life "than Is otherwise obtainable. ..." i I'm writing this out-and-out plug . for 'Kentucky on the March" be- ' cause it's my belief that the battle | for democracy in this country will be won or lost in our small towns. As T see it, at no time in our history : has vhere been so great a challenge to our freedom AS today, and I think this freedom can be-st be preserved j by a hard-hitting democracy functioning effectively at the local level in 10.000 American communities. Moreover. I have no faith in the self-declared geniuses who presume to call the shots for millions of people, and I submit that the history ly»ks prove that the wisdom of political supermen, with few exception-, has been a lot less than super. "Kentucky on the March," with a foreword by Mark Ethridge. publisher of the Louisville Courier- Journal, isn't a book for bureaucrats or gentlemen with foreign labels on their underpants .It sets out to prove that there's safety only in the thinking of numbers, and offers a v..-„..;..[ on ] low ^ o achieve a state of welfare without the welfare state. Kcid I 1 . plp. r ise, and then pav, 11 on the fellow who lives next door. i Copyright. 1949. by Billy Hose) (Distributed by The Bell Syndicate. Inc) Bogus Checks Flood Detroit, Eastern Cities DETROIT, Sept. 7. M<!—Detroit police reported today that a counterfeiting ring hnd passed thousands of dollars In fake travelers checks here and In Eastern cities The checks are 'mllatlons of those issued by the American Express Co. Sgt. William F. Stcarla nl the Detroit Police estimated that S22- 000 to $25.000 worth of bogus checks ' been passed In Detroit alone. The FBI announced that it was also Inve.stlKntlug the npnHtlons. Ecuador and Colombia nro Ihe source of many of tho "piiniimn hats" worn by Anu'ili-nn.v Oood ami Bad While the nightshade Is poison, ous, all its relatives arc uood for food. Eggplants, pepper Jtatoc.s and tomatoes belong to this family. CHANGE .(LIFE? Are you going through the function*! middle age' period peculiar to wom»o (33 to 52 yr*.)7 Doc« this tn«k« yow •uffer from hot flashes, feel *o n*n»- ouj hlgh-striiiiK, tired? Then »o try Lydla E. Plnktum'a Vegetable Compound to relieve inch symptom*. Plnkham'a Compound also haa wh*t Doctor* c*U » itomachlc tonic *ff»etl 1YDIA E. PINKHAM'S MR. FIVE BY FIVE TO BE FOUR 8Y FOUR-Percy Coplir, o( Birmingham, Ala., rhmbs 10 his new home (or Hie next 100 davs hoping that when he climbs down hf will be ISO pounds lighter' Coplin tortures the scales now with 357 pounds, and he devided to fast m the six-by-six house on » 20-foot pclr ss the war to remove himself from ihe temoune aromas at his wile's" cooSs'mc Arkansas State College Dean Leaves for Texas JONESBORO. Sept. 1. ,"• — ,T« Fai-rar, recently ariv<<e-d of hi< dismissal as dean of men st Arkf.nsss Stale College here, hss been relieved of hU d'.!!>.« followinp a "satisfactory 5F!Uomenl" of hl5 contract. Berl Smith, attorr.ey fnr :he college, said this ninr^.ir.:: the matter wax settled "by boarri action !ssl week before am' or llv.5 controversy *v.i5 .i.rcd in thr Farrsr yc. : : t : v: A y Do: piss Bi<ii-.!?y. 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