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Saturday, July 13, 1946
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PACK FOUB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IBM BLTTHKTILLJ! OOUW JAMBS L. THOMAS R, ATKINS, ton* Atlanta. 06, KMT Tort. Knry Afte at t*M cnaa. October t, 1117. Barred br OM Unttad PMM rnoM RA.TB* Or canto In tha ettj of BJytatrHU «r •ubuiban town what* curler lerrla* M ulned. 30c per week, or Mo per •otUh. By mill, within a rmdtu* of 40 mUet, MM per Tcmi-, »2.0p for cut month*. I1JDO lor Uuw mooUn: by mail outatda M Bdle aooe, IULM per r«ar payable t» 'Revolt of the Suckers Joseph Ciirran, president of the Na'- lioiial Maritime Union, is the latest ".' union leader to join the leadcrsliih)) of what might be called the Revolt of the Suckers. Recently CIO President Philip • Murray rebuked the Communists for their infiltration tactics. Then Morris Minister resigned as head of the CIO _ furniture workers as a protest against Communist control of his union. Now "__ Mr. Curran has Inshed out ngainst the :- same state of affairs in the NMU's higher echelons. Mr. Curran spoke in no uncertain •"' terms. Among other things, he called ;' the recent NMU elections "one of the worst machine jobs 1 have seen." He charged, the Conuinists with withhohl- •'• ing from the membership information on the state of their own union. ."..'• He accused them of putting parn- '." sitic followers on the payroll and running the union into the red, of trying to make their blessing a prerequisite to holding union office, of discrediting anyone who opposed them, and of breaking their promise to allow, tho rank and file to control the union. » ' This is substantially the story of " 'Communist tactics in every union where they have managed to seize a strong hold. It is evident tiiat the Communists in the Inbor movement think they're ., smart. They have absorbed the Ktis- .",;.- siaiv revolutionary technique which ;¥f emphasizes discipline, secrecy; tight -.; organization, and unremitting work. '". They obviously believe that the rank and file can be led or pushed, rallied : by song and slogan, and made to . : swallow any pre]>osterous story that -• suits the leaders' purpose, so long, aa it -.• is told loudly and often enough. This may hnve worked well enough -.'• in Russia and some other countries. But here the Communists have made ; several bad mistakes, which arc now ^ catching up with them. . They evidently thought that energy was a substitute for resourcefulness, and that discipline takes the place of ;'; adaptability. They overlook the fact L; that the "dopes" and "suckers" might 1".'"'succeed • in electing some of their own - officers who wouldn't forever come to heel. Mist of all, perhaps, they forgot that they were up against n different sort of rank and file. Sure, the rank and file and some leaders, like Mr. Cm-ran, have played along with the Communists. But the rank-and-fiie American can be pushed just so far and fooled just so many limes. He can also be suspicious and alert. He is literate-. And he has ample source of information in a country where inquiry and speech are free. During the war, when the Communists were lying low, the rank and file seemed to wise up. Today the same old line and tactic;; (and the Communists seem to lack the imagination to develop new ones) just aren't going over. The Revolt of the Suckers is under wav. Overstuffed Illusions .Today, when thousands of American families are living in one or two rooms, comes word from arbiters of fashion in domestic architecture that the American home is going to be smaller in coming years. But, th«;y add, •furniture will remain the same size, although it will look smaller because _light^ rugs and bright-colored drapes and upholstery will create an optical illusion. That's all very interesting. But we wonder whether the illusion will [>cr- sisd when the housewife finds in the home of tomorrow that, although there is less room to get around in while dusting, the surfaces to be dusted and polished retain their standard dimensions. And what of tho tardy beveler, creeping stealthily toward bed with fervent. hopes of not waking the little woman? We suspect that for him, traversing the maze of a compressed living room in the dark, the corner of a king-size chair might banish the illusion with the impact of sharp reality. SO THEY SAY We are really beginning to stflrvp here In the Ruhr. If the food supply gets any worse, fulls below 1000 calories, »Jicre Is going lo be trouble.—Heinz Rcnncr, Communist Obcrbner- ucrmeistcr of Essen. * * * There is no longer any place in Japan for class discrimination. Any endeavor to nyply in this country doctrines of that nature during the Period ol the rcformalion will not help the Japanese people in their struggle from defeat to democracy. Ambassador George Achcson, Jr. * * • Wo are grimly determined not. to only put the world back where it was. We know that the world as It exislcel was just not. good enough. —UN Secretary General Trygvc Lie. » * • Tliis is n time when all of us who love freedom cannot be bound loo closely together by every |>ossible bond which will cement relations between nations.—Canadian Prime Minister W. I*. Mackenzie King. General Duty LUCY AGNES HANCOCK -j r pjoijnt bj Lucy Agnes KOBCO : XXXII J^OCTOR CHANNING rccupcr- ; ated rapidly and Sally found hisri amusing and helpful. So many patients, especially men, became testy and difficult as they improved. Not so the patient in 327. Solly wrote letters lor him on the portable machine his sister brought to the hospital and even read the proof of several chapters of. his 'new book. He still continued to send most of his floral offerings to his neighbor across the hall, ond Sally brought back to^him reports of her gratitude and her progress Miss Newell was now sitting up for a few minutes each day. She proved-to be an attractive, middle- aged woman— a former high school teacher with a delightful voice She used to sing, very softly quaint little tunes that entranc« her nurses and Sally. She had .written prim little notes of thanks to Doctor Channing upon receip 'of his flowers, and the doctor urged his sister to stop in am visit her. Much against her will ,Miss Kate did so and the two be (cam* friends. ' The first day Doctor Channing .was able to use a wheel chair, h< •was a happy man. It was late May .and the weather delightful will «kXK* and windows wide. Sail; itnfed the chair into the corrido .and pointed it toward the elevato lintending to go to the roof. Doc •tor Chinnlnc wac.cafer to see th jcpot which the'iUff praised so ex ,travacantly and then, too, he ha •b«com« bored; beinc confined t Ihb room. Union's stood on a hi \—<*» highest spot in town—anx jfront the root a panorama of grea ibaautj spread but—«* town itae !tn Ito fertile valley surrounded by itafe** fenat*, wia«M r««jf DL.Uit.wd b» NEA KMKt, INC^ •oad fields beyond which hills led to the edge of the sky. But as icy come out of room 327 into le corridor, the doctor's keen lue eyes encountered the soft rown gaze of his neighbor across le hall and he bowed ceremoni- usly and waved his good right rm in friendly salute. Sally aused. ; "WfANT to stop a minute, Doctor?" she asked. "She's swcel ncJ almost as clever as you are." he kept the chair moving until il vas well inside the door. "Miss Jewell, this is my favorite patient, Sector Channing. You two should know each other—you arc both so —well—wonderfull" Miss Ncwell's eyes twinkled for moment. "I have enjoyed your flowers, Doctor Channing," she aid. "Your sister explained your dislike of flowers in a bedroom 1 lave no quarrel with that because t has made my stay here mucl >leasanter. I am glad you are getting along so well. I suppose you will be going home soon?" "I doubt it," the doctor told her Irmly. "I like it here. I have the Jest nurse in the establishment— r'es, I have—no argument aboil that. And I hope you don't mind young lady," to Kitty Howard win was Miss NewolPs devoted attend ant. Kitty laughed nnd wrinkle< her pert little nose at him. "I don't mind at all, Docto Channing," she told him. "Because you KC, it ju«l a matter of opin ion." . "Kitty 1s wonderful," Miss New ell pronounced. "At that, I thin we are both very fortunate. Doc tor Channing. Won't you have cup of my tea—both of you? always like a cup of tea about fou each afternoon. My •—••-•- --- One Thing They Both Agree On SATURDAY, JULY 13, IfMG *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Peace Conference Made Easy By I'KTKIE Ki>SON through, you finish off with the NFA Washington Corrpspomlvni meanwhiles, Always there must bo WASHINGTON, July V.I.—Over i" meanwhile .is you come into the homestretch. Ttiey cirnnK tneir tea nnct men ed at the small, sweet cakes itty passed and it wasn't until illy heard the startled voice of rs. Canlwcll from the tioor of 327 ml the little parly broke up. • • * DOCTOR CHANNING grew red and flustered and Sally Imshcd im gently and closed the door nlo the hall. Kitty giggled and liss Newell smiled. They heard quick tapping of Mrs. Caul-, fell's high heels as she hurried way down the corridor and Sally vhispercri: "Want to risk the roof, Doctor? Or shall we stay here? I imagine! he will rouse the hospital fearing •on have been kidnapped." "Will she be allowed on the oof?" he asked and Snlly saw hnt he was really concerned. She vas amused. To her il all seemed •cry silly. "I don't imagine it would make nuch difference to her whether' ;>ic is allowed up there or net. f she wanted to go to the root ;hc would just go there. Anyway,; think you have been up long enough. I'll take yon back to your room and settle you in bed." "It's your turn to come across he hall next time, Miss Newell," he doctor said as Snlly wheeled lim out. "Make it soon—I get onesomc." Doctor Channing wns barely back in bed when they heard >eople approaching. It sounded like an army and Sally looked «P from the fresh sheet of. paper she had inserted into the typewriter to see not only Mrs. Cnnt- wcll, but the Chief, himself, with Miss Sunderlin, Doctor wmough- t>y and the senior interne who was grinning broadly. Miss Kate Chaiming followed a few paces behind. She came into the room, her face showing surprise and something like bewilderment as she watched Mrs. Cantwcll trying to explain her distress at finding Doctor Ch.inning's room ompty. "I'm sure of. it," she kept saying. "I couldn't have been mistaken. It was this room, I tell you, and no one was here—it wa* completely empty." Paris they have just agreed to mid n peace conference, and from low on you will have (o be reading lot. more foreign news in place of straight OPA. It will t>e tun gel back on a straight dln'n- nuitic diet again. Il-should take' the mind ofl llic heat and me in- flatton. It will he fun for the experts on foreign affairs, too. Thai's nice work, if you can get it. You paper the walls of your den witli bit; maps. Then, once a day, you put on n blindfold, grab a pin, revolve rapidly three times, until dizzy, ami stagger Into thtf nearest obstruction. Your pin . is held outstretched In the right hiind, like a lance or sword avenging, spearing hot-dogs or justice. Wherever the pin strikes, just keep your right index-finger on the spot. And. lo and behold, there you -Vi'c' a situation. What's more, it's a situation fraught with peril to world pence. You're always bound to be right, loo. No second-guessing necessary. And nobody dares call you wrong. Why? Because you have certain contidcnlial sources of information. So you begin your daily analysis of world affairs. TUB FKOCKS.S CAN BE KK1)UCKI> TO A SYSTEM If you want to get this down i,o n system and thus save time, make out a form witli blank spaces which merely need to be filled in wlUi the proper names of the places where your pin and finger collided with the wall. You may use your left linml to take off the blindfold now, though it really Isn't necessary. The form before you should read somewhat as follows: "Confidential sources in "Meanwhile, Ihere was every likelihood the impasse would have to be referred to the United Nations Security Council." "Meanwhile .the French government resigned in.protest, and M— was named to form a new cabinet Who would be given the portfolio of minister without portfolio would, naturally.' have some bearing on tile future course of the conference.' Meanwhile, you sec now easy H Is to be a foreign affairs expert | SIDE GLANCE? fcf OoftralA * JN HOLLYWOOD . .. were today inclined to believe Hint the situation in is still fraught with peril to world peace." Paragraph two is always intendec' to bitild up the reader's coiilldenc'c in the writers familiarity with me whole subject. It reads like this:' "Official spokesmen in Downing Street, the Vatican, Quni d'Orsay 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (crosi out any not wanted, or add others to suit taste, such as 163'i Main Avenue, up one flight, over tlic want-ad counter and down the hall, third floor past the drinking fountain on the righO. all agree that this new crisis is causing con corn, and lights burned late in tin secret code-rooms where secret (Us patches from secret observers were being translated in secret." NEVER, NKVKK FORGKT TIIK RUSSIANS Iii paragraph three, and never, later, drag In the Flussians. "The campaign being waged by the Kremlin-dominated press and radio is fooling no one. Wht'.e it has long been alleged (hat all Ucci Army troops have been withdrawn from in accordance with terms of Ihc Yaltar. Maltcr, Killer, and Halter agreements. NKVD agents are known to bo operating in (he area. The government of Is still considered a pupnM by (hose In the know. Moscow icnlly holds the whip-hand." Following Hits come a number of sentence-starters. You finish them if they fit. cross them out If they don't. More often than nol, they will fit. To wit: "It was recalled here in tlic highest circles that..." "Stalin and Mololov were keeping their usual silence, but..." "How Truman. Byrnes, Attlec. nncl Uevlii would Interpret, this new development was Indicated by..." "The tact '.hal Chiang Kai-shek offered no objections was taken to mean he would agree unless..." Then, wlien you're two-ltlilrds "It's a good thiiijf I broke an arm nncl a log playint; football, am) my nose boxing—I'll have sonic swell experi- i cuoi'S to lalk aboul with all llic vets on llic campus ucxl frllU" THIS CURIOUS WO*U> By KKSKINK JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 13. <NEA>~ rf-G-M signed a Baptist minister lo a movie contract not long aiju, md the publicity department sent. press aBeiil to the railroad sui- ion to we'fome him to Hollywood. The press agent put on a clean shirt and his best pontifical look 'none too good), brushed up on !>fs isalms, went down to the station, spotted his man, and said, "How it thou?" The Baptist minister, a 26-year- old Van Johnson-type in a li'Jlit jrown gabardine suit, a flamboyant le, and n grin stretching from' CM' to car, replied, "Hello, chum. What's cookln'?" After the press agent had been •evivcd ,the Rev. Bron Clifford was taken to the M-G-M studio, where ic is now a Navy chaplain In "The Beginning or the End"—playing :i 'Highly dramatic scene hi which he ;lclivers a sermon for a B-21! cnw jeforc they take oil to bomb Hlro- iliima. UK'S QUITE SURPRISING The Kev. Clifford was (iiilte a surprise to the M-G-M publicity department and to me. He looks like a college boy, talks ike one, and says: "There am loo runny long-haired crackpots in religion. I'm just a normal nuy, except that the way I see ri-lii>iti:i puts me in the driver's seat." He was Ixirn in ftidgeworKl, N. J . but spent most of his young life in Boston, where his late father war. minister of the First Presbvlerian Church. He went 10 Grove City College and the Eastern Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and was fully ordained as a Baptist minister in 1939. He preached for a year at Ocala, Flu., and since then has been tou;'- ing the United States, Canada, and South America as an evangelist at youth rallies. Two years ago he was pieachirc at the First Baptist Church of Hollywood. He had a new photo- Urapli taken cif himself. "Someone—and I never found out who—sent it to Paramount studio," he said. "They called me In for oYi interview and offered me an acting contract. FIVI: STUDIO!) BID FOR HIM "I Siiicl I had to think It ...... When I got back lo my hotel, UiVr. were calls from four other studios includliiK M-G-M. I still don't know- how they even knew I was In town. "I lalked to them, but I was con- ' fused. 1 didn't know what to do- Then I found out I could continue my preaching. "I thought it over. If i became a success as an actor. 1 would draw ; bigger crowds when I preached Tmuijlnc Jimmy Stewart as a ; preacher! ; "I talked it over with my mothi"- ' She approved. I talked it over wi li many ministers at whose chnrclU'i ' I hud preached. They co'ddin src . anylhing wrong with it. "So I accepted (lie best olfer, fnun M-G-M. "I'm siill preaching. I !:-•/«. ;1 ( \ n (^ for a series of seven sermons at 'H- Temple Baptist Church in f.os An- Keles I his fall. "I hope I can do piclure.s like 'The Green Years' and 'How Gree-i Wns My Valley.' I'd like to do something with a message." The 19W grapefruit crop- of more than d.COO.Oao boxes was a thous- andfold increase since 18911. 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