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Blytheville, Arkansas
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tAGBBGRT BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 19M TUB BLYTHEVI1XE COURIER NEW* THE COUKIER NEWS OO. H, W. HAINES, PublUber HARRY A. HAINES, AKlsUnt Publisher A. A. PREDRJCKSON, A*soci«te Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad»ertisin« Minted 6ol< N»tIoruU Advertising Representative*: Wtllace Wilmer Co, New York, Chtc»«o. Detroit Atl»nU, Memphk. Entered »s Kcond class matter «t the po«t- »ffic« »t Blytheville, Arkansas, undei «ct o! Con- ires», October 9 1»17. Member of The Auoclitcd Pref* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In Hie city ol Blythevllle or »ny •uburban town where carrier service U main- tfifned, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius ol SO miles $4.00 p«i tear »200 Cor six months, 11.00 for three mootlu: by mail outside 50 mile «one, »10.00 per K« • payable In advance. Meditations Ephrlam also is like a silly dove without ht»rt: Ihey call to Ee>pt, they 1° lo Assyria.—Ho*e» 7.11. • • • Hypocrisy Is folly. It Is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to he the thing which a man aims to appear than to keep up the appearance of being what lie Is not. -Cecil. Barbs Come golf season and even though married a Jot of women will spend a lot of time looking for * husband. * * • When the ambition of a lot of folks Is nol lo hare any ambition, then if» really sprlni. * * * Checks will be popular this summer In clothes for women. Mother will wear them—and father will write them. * * * A Missouri woman sued for divorce because her husband had been missing for Z6 years. What'i that about patience beini Us own reward? * * * A Kentucky woman was beaten lor revealing a secret. Just think how many women that will cause to worry. Flying Saucers May Be Part Of -Nerve' War on Russians The United States New,s, in a story that has all the earmarks of a carefully authenticated account, declares that "Hying Baucers" are real. Tin's doesn't square with official gov- ''ernment statements, but the magazine gives a plausible explanation for the government's position. The story says flying saucers are revolutionary aircraft combining features of fast jet planes and helicopters. They are said to conform to known principles of flying. The magazine adds they have been seen by "hundreds of competent observers," including high rangng Air orce and Army officers. It's pointed out that the U. S. Navy le itself building advanced models of a flying saucer type aircraft originally constructed and successfully test-flown by U. S. engineers back in 1942. According to the most reliable witnesses of saucers in flight, they are circular in shape with a diameter of some 105 feet. They have what seem to be jet nozzles arranged around the saucer's outer rim. Their thickness is about 10 feet and they are built in layers. Experts believe the nozzles, whose direction is variable, control the speed and course of flight. The saucers can climb straight up and can cruise at speeds ranging from 200 to 600 miles an hour. They can, it is presumed, land at speeds as low as 35. In case this still all sounds like fantasy, U. S. News points out that highly trained scientists at the White Sands, N. iM., proving ground for guided missiles, observed a saucer and tracked it for several minutes. They got reliable data on its size, speed, altitude and maneuverability. Why, then, did the Air Force officially abandon its inquiry into the saucers and announce that thorough study had revealed no substance to any of the thousands and thousands of reports? The Air Force has denied emphatically that any secret project of its own is involved. But U. S. Nc\v s notes that early experimenting with these revolutionary aircraft was done by the Navy, and that the Navy today gets millons of dollars for secret glided missile research, on which it gives no public accounting. The conclusion is that our own Navy is responsible for this great mystery. Certainly the impression is gained that if U. S. naval experts are not responsible for the development, then some friendly power like Britain is. Britain, of course, is well-advanced in designing amazing new types of jet aircraft. The average American has a right to b« heartened by th« prospect that radically different *irplan« design* on the flying naucer pattern offer promise of remarkable advances in the speed and safety of aviation. But he ought to be almost as much gratified to learn that perhaps he hasn't been conjuring up Jules Verne stye space ships after all. It's been the fashion of many seasoned observers to' dismiss the flying saucer flurry as a sign of mass hystera befitting the tmes. The ordinary citizen who may, have spotted one of the things is beginning to look fairly sane, if the U. S. News knows what it's talking about. Fresh denials already have come from our military authorities all down the line. But they don't necessarily mean that this story is untrue. They may very well indicate only, that defense officials want to maintain substantial secrecy, while yet allowing enough information to le:ik out to keep Russia's nerves on edge. Views of Others The Tail Wags the Dog A press dispatch quotes a Department of the Interior expert to the effect that within ten years the Federal government will be in a position to operate a power system stretching (rom New Orleans to Seattle. A'ftr thnt, the expert continued, it would be comparatively simple to tie In the Tennessee Valley Authority, anil make the Federal system stretch from Coast to Coast. "All that's needed," he declared "is congressional - authority and money to build tie-lines should we need them." The irony and political duplicity behind this short press dispatch Is beyond the comprehension of a lot of plain American citizens. In ten years, if the planners have their way, a basic industry will be nationalized and the nation will be Irrevocably advanced on the road to slate Socialism, despite the fact that there is no, announced public policy sanctioning the program. On the contrary, available evidence indicates that the people in this country are opposed to it. Where they have had an opportunity to express «n opinion they have Indicated that ownership and operation of Industry should stay right where It Is—In the hands of private citi- / z«nx. But the day may not be too far distant when the private citizen will be forced to step aside— while countless do-good alphabetical Federal agencies harden Into an Interlocking administrative dictatorship. That is what has been happening in the case of the electric industry. At first there was the alleged "yardstick" of the Tennessee Valley Authority to measure the efficiency of the investor owned electric companies; then there evolved a conglomeration of schemes such its REA'S, PUD's, BPA's and-SPA'S. And now these scattered Federal projects are beginning to "cooperate" with each other to circumvent safeguards and restrictions Imposed by congress and to drive out of business the heavily taxed and regulated private, companies. As far as the electric industry Is concerned, unless the "experts" timeTffile : is upset, another ten years will see the firm" establishment of an unbreakable government monopoly In this vitaJ service. After the electric industry there would be other industries. That Is the pattern. It Is carried forward under » false label without the express consent of the people, destroying local independence and local sources of tax revenue. —INDUSTRIAL NEWS REVIEW Wow! Facts on Fools There were 1,584,000 persons Injured in automobile accidents last year, 31,800 killed. Excessive speed caused 44 per cent of-the deaths and 38.3 per cent of the accidents. Three out of lour accidents occurred in clear weather and on dry roads. More than nine out of ten had at least. » year's experience in driving. More than 95 per cent of th cars in smashups were in good condition. A statistic is sometimes the best editorial. These figures are from the Travelers Insurance Company's annual study on safety. They add up, don't they, to one thing: There's nothing yon can do about a fool in an automobile. Give him a clear road. Give him a good car. Oive him signs with skull and bones to scare him. Still he will take a chance. You can't legislate sense into his head with a trip-hammer. You can't detect his idiocy with a driver's test. The best you can do is keep both hands on Ihc wheel yourself and pray the Lord he'll head Into a collon patch and not hit yon. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say The decision to form a front in Europe against a possible further invasion by Soviet Russia and its satellite states Is at once grave for us, and also imperative.—Winston Churchill. * • « The Stale Department evidently does not realize that we cannot kill time. It is time which kills us. I'm afraid the hydrogen bomb wears no wrlitwatch.—Sen. Estes Kefauver (Di of Tennessee. * * • I'm trying now to get something done that will not throw this (maritime) industry back into the hands of the Communist.-;.—Joseph Ciirran, president of the CIO National Maritime Union. » » • Insofar as 1 know there are no Communists In the Department of State.—Deputy Undersecretary of State John E. Purlfoy. • v * We must, above all, deplore wilh immense sadness that In not » few nations the rights of God, "f the church »nd of human nature llseli are offended wid trampled upon.—Pop« Pius XIL Peter ft/son's Washington Column- 'Eighty - Worst' Congress Goes Into Stretch with Little Done WASHINGTON — (NEA1 — Maybe Congress come back after its Easter vacation, full of jelly beans and determined to do something. But as the score stands at the .beginning of April, nnd no foolin', the lawmakers in March only enhanced their record as the Eighty-Worst Congress. This session is now about half over. In January the Congress passed no legislation at all. In February, 10 public laws ere enacted. In arch, 21. Just ok at what some them were: Transfer of the 1 g o ordnance ant property to e u. S. penitcn- ry at Terre, d ... Extension KDSON' vocational education! to the vir- n Islands Extension of the eriod in which Veterans' Admin- tration employes may be detailed - research In medicine and sur- :ry . . . Increase in the number patent office examiners. Are you sated? Get another load the laws which President Tru- HII has had to sign this past onth while trying to run the ountry from Key West: Sale of some Inlian lands in utal Creation of a new National Cemetery at Fort Logan, Colo . . . Approval of the Idaho-Wyoming compact on disposition of the waters of Snake river . . . Authorization for the Secretary of Interior to build airports in certain cases . . . Authorization for the erection of a monument to Henry Milton Brain- aid at Cape Argo Lighthouse. Coos County, ore. Larlirs (Girl Scouts) First If you're not convinced on how hard the congressmen have been working around here, you will be when you read that two other laws they passed Irst month provided for Girl Scouts of federal charter, and for authorizing the removal of sludge in District o[ Columbia. The last one seems particularly appropriate. All this legislation may be for incorporating the America under a good and worthy causes. But in the whole March record there are only four laws passed that by any strelch of the imagination may be considered nationally important. One was a deficiency appropriation bill. Another was a law .to Increase appropriations from $4,000,000 to $13,000,000 for the construction of airports In Alaska. A third was repeal of the oleomargarine tax. The fourth was the cotton- peanut-potato bill. And a case can be made that the last two of these State Hero's Funeral Was A mazing Show are bad legislation. The oleo tax repeal bill was we inlentioned and it was passed a ter years of effort. But the la has now been' found so full jokers that Food and Drug Ac ministration may find it Impossib lo enforce. At least it wil be awful expensive to enforce, since it pu the U. S. government in the bus ess of inspecting all beanerics. For once in their lives. Preside: Truman and Sen. Harry F. By«i Virginia seem to agree on som thing. It is said that the advantag of the new farm bill outweigh the disadvantages. It may save $75.000,COO on potato price supports, but it gives at least $20,000,000 more to cotton and peanut planters. This legislation Is admittedly so inadequate that President Truman has asked Congress for still another new farm bill this session. The odds are 09 to 1 against anything like that happening. The more messages the President sends to Capitol Hill, the less attention Congress pays to them. That's how bad their relations are. "Fair Deal" Lost in the Fo£ The Truman program is hopelessly bogged dow r n. You can get bets in Washington there won't be any tax legislation passed at all. There may be a token cut in excise taxes near the end of the session. But See EDSON Page 10 Sunday School _esson B> William E. Gilroy, D.D. During some weeks to come many unday Schools will be studying les- ons drawn from the so-called Minor Prophets" of the Old Tcsta- jent. The comment offered in these olumns is not based upon any oth- r comment or outlines, but Is based pon the prophecies themselves, and s designed to present the times nd conditions under which these prophecies were delivered, In such way as to make their message ntelligible and applicable to the ife of today. At the outset one should settle he matter of "Major" and "Minor" prophets. The 12 Minor prophecies ire brief In comparison with the extensive prophecies of Isaiah, Jereniah and Ezekiel. but they are nol niuor in the sense of any moral r spiritual inferiority. On the contrary many passages In ,hesc so-called "Minor Prophets' represent the very highest point of Old Testament teaching concerning God and man. In Micah, for instance, is that concentrated anc famous definition of true religion 'What doth the Lord require o thee, but to do justly, and to lovi mercy, and to walk humbly witl thy God?" The position of the "Minor Pro. phets" in our Bible, coming afte: the great prophecies, might SUE gest, also, that they were minor in the sense of actually being late :n lime. But this Is not the case Hosea and Amos were among th very earliest of the prophets whos prophecies are recorded, and others werc'either contemporary with, or in between, the greater prophets. Mast studies of the prophets begin with Amos, though Hosea prophesied in the same Northern Kingdom, and was probably only a few years later than Amos. In the study of the prophets one must understand the significance of those words. Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom. They refer to the tragic disruption that occurred when Hehoboam, Solomon's son. inherited a great, consolidated kingdom, and refused to lighten the burdens which Solomon's great building enterprises had put upon the people. It was at this time, also, .By UeWitt MacKenite AP Forelfn Affair. Analyn What an amazing drama that wu which the people of Istanbul (aged yesterday at the state fun- ^ral of Turkey's military hero, Mar-' ihal Favzi Cakmakl As the marshal's casket was be- ng carried from the Beyazlt Vey v azlt Mosque to the waiting gui* j carriage after the service, a group' of citizens seized the coffin and lOlsted It to their shoulders. Then they bore it ten miles to the cemetery at the head of a procession of 50,000 through the streets lined with hundreds of thousands more. As they marched away they shoutd: "Belongs to the People 1 * "He came from the people!. Ha belongs to the people, and tha people will bury him I" To understand such a demonstration you must know the Turk. He feels deeply and registers his emotions strongly. I saw an exhibition of this In '33 in Istanbul at the time of the death of the great Kemnl Ataturk, father of modern Turkey, Everywhere, in offices and on the streets, men wept openly. Marshal Cakmak was one of At- aturk's right-hand men. Among the triumphs associated with Cakmak's name was the successful defense or the Dardanelles and Gal- lipoll in the first World War. H« played a major part in the Turkish victory which had such a tremendous effect on the course of th« war." A Sharp Reminder" Cakmak"s passing will be a sharp reminder of that fateful campaign to all the living military greats and statesmen who were involved. It has been one of the most bitterly disputed military operations of tory, hu* the concensus of ex] is that if the allied plan succeeded, it would have ended the war two years sooner than th« actual conclusion. The Dardanelles project was tht brain child of Winston Churchill, and there have been two school! of thought about It. One has maintained that the project wasn't feasible and the other has Insisted that it was feasible but was fumbled badly by those who were entrusted with Its execution. Interesting Sidelight Probably that argument will b» settled, but I ran into an Interesting sidelight not long after the alliw that Jeroboam, who had led a pre- I abandoned the campaign. This wa vious unsuccessful rebellion and es-1 R disclosure by the late Captain caped to Egypt, now returned and George A. • Schreiner. newspaper- . led a successful revolt. man nnd author, who was AP war In this revolt. 10 tribes renounced ' correspondent with the Turkish Rehoboam and the Southern King- | forces defending the Dardanelles, dom of JL'dah, to establish the Schreiner's career was a colorful Northern Kingdom of Israel. Hence- one. He had been aide-de-camp to forth, until the. tragic fall of both the famous Paul Kruger, president kingdoms, there were Kings of Ju- of the Transvaal republic, during dah nnd Kings of Israel, and pro- I the Boer War. He was with VW» , - phets of Judah 'and prophets of Israel. That is the first great fact of the times that one must grasp—division and strife preparing the way for disaster; but there were other disastrous conditions, as we shall 75 Years Ago Today Ivy W. Crawford, Mississippi County representative, will discuss "Social Security" at a meeting of the Business and Professional Woman's club this evening. Mrs Clarence Holder Is leader of 'the program. in Mexico, and had pursued venture in many other places, so wasn't strange that he should be with Marshal Cakmak's forces at the Dardanelles. The allied naval attack by British and Fretich warships was given up as a failure on March 18, 1915. Captain Schreiner told me that shortly before the fleet withdrew this day a Turkish officer came to him and said: "Pack Up Your Stuff" "Pack up your stuff, Schreiner, and get ready to move. We can't hold out ngainst this bombardment any longer. We are going to withdraw immediately." So Schreiner packed, and the de- N HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Jonnson NI3A Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Exclli- ivcly Yours: Dick Haymes is about o wrestle his first whoppng dra- latic role in "St. Benny the Dip." .n opus of life among cut-throats n New York. He'll play a pickpocket nd sjng only two songs. "Not pops." he said. "These arc tory-wise songs." I asked Dick what he thought of he imitation of his singing style hat his ex-brother-in-law. Pete Marshall. Is doing around Hollywood. uniform ever made. The photograph led to a film test. * * • Actor Jerome Courtland and singer Polly Bergen arc headed for the altar. . . . Lloyd Nolan has been getting rave reviews all over the country for his performance In "The Silver Whistle." Bet when he opens at the Bilttnorc Theater here, one producer w : ill turn to another and say: "Gad, he's great in me part. Won,. .... , der who thcv can get to do tho mov- Nora. sitting with him. answered ie that well?" nstcad. "I don'l think it's a hit like Dirk." sr>.lil. "I think it stinks anil you can quote me." If Dcnlsc Durccl weds oil nun 'ctcr Crosby, the orange blossoms will have to be put in the icc-bnx uitil August. Trafs the month her divorce from Hill Shaw becomes final. Elsa I-anchester plays her first heavy—a lady blackmailer — in 10 years In "Mystery Street." She says: "It's a detour in character I cheerfully admit I love." f asked June 'lavnr, who did a TV version of "The EEC and I" In Xew York, how U felt lo he working under Robert Monlgnmcry's new Margaret Snllavan's big moment.[ villro Production scl-up. s Campbell lirarH, a Los Ane,etesi "He was'the producer, all right," [ccrf broker. They steer clear of the i Ji'nc said, "but I don't remember Hollywood crowds and are near the ' seeing him around. Oh, yes. we did rice and old shoes slogc. Carol Thurston. the Three Martini i TOO MUCH f take publicity pictures together be- I fore rehearsals started." of "The Story of Dr. W.issel: staging a film comeback via TV. j completed her first novel. "Home- Howard Hughes will give Janis ward «Bornc." Ruth savs she's Carter a big RKO buildup after ' buying half nf her Columbia ticket MGM's Bob Alton Is making secret plans for a color test of Olga Lunick, the ballerina ill the mad company of "Inside U.S.A.". . ,M- GM will release "Father or Ihc Bride" right after Liz Taylor's mar- . riage May 6. In the picture she I f, rom Shelley Winters? Farley marries Don Tavlor. WEDDING BSl.l.S? Cy Bartlelt is June Hnver's first serious romance since the death of tllc screen in James Kern's her fiance. Dr. John Dustk. . . . i Fashioned Moonlight." Mary Astor's daughter, Marilyn * * * Thorp, will marry a USC profes- Betty G.irrett and Larry Parks sor. . . . Denny Rubin is headed tori plan to work as a team whenever Tucson. Ariz., for a rest, While | possible now that she's-free of her there, he'll look for locations for a] MGM contract. This includes not western Idea he has for TV. I only their indie film, "Stakeout," i but a New York play this fall and Ruth'Chatlerton. at 56. has Just through with movies because she doesn't like the climate, the early hoi'rs, or "paying all that income tax* to rto something yon don't want to do.". . . Has Geraldine Brooks done what no other doll Is able to do on the screen—lake a man away Granger seems to prefer her company lately. . . . Dinah Shore, who never looked better, may return lo 'Old McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. MrKrnnry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Withheld Honors Can Save Day Holding the king, queen and a small card of a suit, mor.t players would not hesitate to play either Mrs. E. J. Dozier and Mrs Mike rcnclers were all set to retreat when Bombolaski entertained with a I tne allic<i warships ceased fire. Th« birthday dinner Friday evening in compliment' to their mother, Mrs. J. D, Atkins, who celebrated her 66th birthday. The affair was at the Atkins home, 1416 W. Ash street. Mrs. H. A. Smith, of Port Smith, irmerly of here, spent yesterday ere as the guest of Mrs. S. S. ternberg and Mr. and Mrs. O. P. nd South made three no trump, ad South won the first heart leud, e would have made only seven ricks. * K J 5 ! ¥ K Q -I * 6 5-1 * 1053 South 1 •*• 2 N. T. A AQ V 983 * KQO 4, A KJ08 Tournament— E-VY vul. North East Pass Pass West Pass Pass 1 A 3 N.T Opening— ^ J the king or q\iecn fourth hand, if the ace had not appeared on the trick. done Those who would not have in today's hand are the vaudeville tour. MGM hopes lo stop all the MGSt Is polishing "Hil Ihc Deck' for a remake as a Vic Damonc- .Tiine Allyson starrer, . . . ,T a n e Greer lias acccpled an Invilatinn „„..„.„_ „ , ._ „„„ „.,., from the War rjcnartmcnf lo model 20 films highlighting American his- I ll'e new 1350 WAC uniform, Bark In' torical events «nd the American | 1941, Jane modeled the firsl WAG way of life. screaming about too many sex and gangster films. They've sot over players who study each hand carefully at the. very beginning. This gives them a safety insurance tha' pays dividends at the end. East won the opening lead ol tin Jack of diamonds with the ace South, counting his tricks, could sec three or four spades, one heart, tw diamonds and on undeterminct number of club tricks. * East returned the Jack of hearts At first this appeared a welcom lead, as it would give declarer im mediate entry to dummy for th needed club finesse. However. little study showed him a pitfal It would establish a finc-ssing sit nation in the heart suit il the clu queen was held by. West— so in stead of winning of the trick, dc clarcr put on the four of heart from dummy. East returned a heart nnd th suit cleared; but when the clu tlncMce was taken and West wa In the lead, he had no more hear! astonished Turks halted their pre-. parations for evacuation and waited to see what was .happening. They got their answer when the fleet sailed awa", never to return. The great allied military offensive on Gallipoii followed. By the end of July, 1015, that also had failed in a grim welter of death, disease and suffering. Tiiat's how Marshal Cakmak became a hero, and how the Dardanelles campaign perhaps missed a different breadth. outcome by hair's Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzle' HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 9 Self-satisfied 13 Judge 14 Emanation 15 Misdeed 16 British historian 18 Fish 19Thoron (symbol) 20 Obesity 22 Symbol for sodium 23 Unbleached 25 H has a in the mouthpiece 27 Distribute-cards 28 Flower 29 Chlorine (symbol) 30 That thing 31 Preposition 32 Nickel (symbol) 33 It has a soft 35 Small shark 38 Mimics 39 Girl's name 40 Oriental measure 41 Withdrew 47 Chinese measure 48 Label 50 Ethical 51 Touch softly JZUpon 54 Hint 56 Seines 57 Used logic VERTICAL 1 Reposed 2 Show 3 Is able 4 Chemical suffix 5 Wrinkle 6 Move quickly 7 Famous English school 8 Network 9 Samarium (symbol) 10 Drinking vessel 11 Planet 12 Car shelter 17 Plural, sufiix 20 Plenitude 21 Ran 24 Wisconsin city 43 Coconut fiber 2CSkin 44 Sea eagle medication 45 Facts 33 Scoltish plaid 46 Ancient Greek 34 Drug country 3G Roman 49 Obtained governor of 51 Cooking vessel Judca 31 Revised 53 Postscript tab.)' 42 Type measure 55 Month (ab.)

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