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PAGE" BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 18, 19-10 IHE BLTTHEVILLR COUKJXK ITBW1 i Kzwmoa JAMES L. VERHOBPP, Miter THOMAS R. ATKINS. - 0ole N»ttoo»l Wallme* WRBMr gctt. AUmnU. Evwj AlttfXkOOA iBObpl Mcoad cJta» m*M*t M U» poM. tOle* *t Blythevllle, Artiriti, aodtr Ml at Ooo- , October «, lin; r>' Ob, Mw Tort. CTitrapi D»- Berred by the United Htm 8UB8CRIPTION RAW By curler In Uu city oi BlrtbmUl* or «ny •uburfau town wbcr« Mirier wrrVx to m*ln- talned, 20o per wwk, or 8*e per mouth. By mill, within a ndlui of «• BUM*, K0» ptr yem, 12.00 for sii month*, »1.00 tor three month*; try m*ll ouUlde H mite «XM, I10.M per r*w p»y«W« la tdwic*. More Strange Bedfellows Incredible though it seems, Mr. Alfred M. Laiulon find Mr. Vylclieslav Molotov sire in apparent agreement on one point of international policy. Both are opposed to a decentralized, agra- rianixcd Germany. Last February Mr. Landon made a speech in which lie denounced "the iniquitous Morgcnthau plan for defeated Germany," which called for decentralized government and an agrarian economy. Now Mr. Molotov, in presenting Russia's plan for Germany, has rejected such a setup, although he didn't use such blunt words or mention Mr. Mor— (jenlhau's name. This brief moment of accord may be coincidence, and one can only guess at the reasons behind it. Mr.' Landon may have been thinking only- of domestic politics in his denunciation. But he may also have seen in an industral- i/.ed and united Germany a buffer against Communist expansion. Mr. Molotov may also view a strong Germany as a buffer—though, naturally, against a different sort of encroachment. Russia's shift to Mr. Landon's way of thinking (if it may be expressed thus, is rather recent. Earlier it a|>- peared that Russia favored a decentralized Germany. What' caused the change can only be guessed at. Reparations may have something .to do with, the official Russian policy OH Germany. Russia suffered (loop economic wounds at the Nazi invaders' hands. They will be slow lo heal. Certainly she deserves reparations, and as certinly she has received some in the large bites of German territory which she has taken for herself and her close associate, Poland. : Yet recently Russia mentioned the sum of $10,000,000,000 for further reparations. If any such sum should be fixed for payment by Germany, and if other sufferers from Nazi aggression should demand and be awarded comparable amounts, an industrialized Germany with a large foreign trade would be indispcnsible, even though such demands would probably he as ruinous lo Germany as an agrarian economy. As for iiiiifinitioi], experience thus fjr seems lo have proved Mr. Landon mid Mr. Molotov right. AI least, the zonif arrangement of German occupation and control hasn't been untisftic- lory—although Russia seems to have less cause for complaint than the other powers. None of the zones has been entirely self-sufficient. And their hermetic, isolation, both economic and political, has been a source of trouble- and expense, at least to the western Allies. If occupation is to continue over a long period, as seems likely, a centralized adminislnjlion of the whole country is the most logical arrangement. In general (and on the surface), the Russian plan appears sane and reasonable and offers a promising basis of discussion and eventual agreement. It perceives a source of unrest and^ danger in tin "annihilated" Germany, yet is conscious of the need for inter-Allied policing of German industry. It favors a centralized Germany, yet promises no objection if, at some future date, a Gorman stale should decide by plebiscite to withdraw from that centralized government. H sees in inter-Allied control of all German industry a fulfillment of the Berlin conference decision to treat Germany as an economic whole—something which needs doing and has not been done lo dale. All Ibis emphasizes the possibility of agreement, not the many points of potential conflict. Hut, al least, the difficulties do not look to be totally insoluble at the moment. And that, after recent experiences, is'good news. A Little Applause Might Be in Order * .IN HOLLYWOOD ... Visas Go A-Begging In this day of general scarcity, there, is one American commodity whose supply exceeds the demand'. And thai, oddly enough, is the American visa in the hands of our diplomatic representatives in Hritain and Europe. There just isn't the expected rush of immigrants. Newspaper stories are credited with stemming the tide. British and Continental papers are playing up our strikes, housing shortages, unemployment,, high' prices and threat of inflation. America, at least temporarily, has ceased to be the land of promise. One woujd think that even these drawbacks would be preferable to the misery which is reported from many parts of Kurope. But a trip to America requires capital, and an uprooting. Even with money, the love of home is a string tie, though home may be a place of cold and hunger and discomfort. And perhaps it is just as well. America, even in happier times, has been a sad disappointment to many deluded immigrants. And certainly we can offer a minimum of luxury and golden opportunity By KKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 18. — Katie Hepburn finds those dime-a-dozeti Hepburn impersonations trifling. Site told us so herself. Rallleee she does. No: because she resents them— "I've been doing a Hepburn impersonation for years and I nope they get paid »? 'much as I do"—but because she doesn't think they are very good. Rn-llleee. "The only one I like ra-llieee," Katie said, "is 'Little lio Peep 1 m those Walt Disney cartoons. That's ra-!licee clever." Katie and Spencer Tracy are back together again, as tlie advertiriing- copy writers .will soon s:iy, In a new M-G-M movie. "Sea of Grass." It is n super-duper lurn-ol-the- century Western, wi'h Tracy i n bocts anil buckskin, as u New Mexico cattle baron, mid Kfltie in rustling taffeta as a St. Louis belle »-ho goes west to become Tracy's and Melvyn Douglas' lover. "I think," Kalie chuckled, "thai I'm tlie Spirit of St. Louis." M-G-M purchase^ the .story — Conrad nichter's best-selling nctvc seven years ago. It was ready 101 filming last year, but, as -S; .says: "The studio waited a .vcav •sliile I hammed it up on Broadway." "The Rugged Path," the p!ay in svhich Stance ]-eiurned to the .stage alter 15 years, is no sore point with him, as most of Hollywood believes. He received wonderful personal reviews. We came right out and mentioned the play—and lie lidn't slug us. 'It was too bad about the play but I enjoyed every inlnulte of ic.'l he said. "Except opening night ' Providence. 1 was scared stiff then.'I But lie did resent cracks by Nev.j Vork critics that he ran out on thj show. "I didn't rim out," he said. "Th- play was petering out. New YorH lias its guns out for Hollywo: players, and it's u dani shame." Well anyway, we said, he hasn' liad very many bad ones in Hoiiy wood. "I don't know." he said. "I I've had my share. Remember/^ one with Heriy Lamarr, •[ This wonmii'? After that one went to He.v York for a vacation and one nisht a little kid loliov.ej me to a taxi outside my hotel. "He pointed his finger at me .mil said: T T.ike Tills Woman.' Tnci he gave me the biggest raz I've ever heard in all my Hie .uu| ran like tl'.e devil." Both Tracy anil Katiie are enf thused over "£ea of Grass." "It has :'- sock story, and 1 hop:we call get it on [lie .•jcrci-n," spene. *.,WASHINGTON COLUMN Truman's Recent Record Diiliibulti by NEA SERVICE, INC. XXXVI TJONALD VIRGIL had •"• uncomplainingly for years. Now he was in the liospilal for observation. He had been able to eat very little and not much of that had stayed with or nourished him. Being a rather shy, silent man, he had endured stoically, carrying on his normal work— growing thinner and quieter— while his molher worried, advised and dosed him with home remedies to no avail and his sister scoffed at what she dubbed his nerves and urged him to exert a little will power—to forget it— Do you understand?" Eltn Vir- .uflered 1 E' l ' s intensely black eyes glowed venomously. 'I doubt if anyone will be able lo see him for some time," S;illy said coolly, trying to maneuver them from the room. "It looks to me as if he needed complete rest and quiet—for some time to come. Now if you will please leave, I will see that he is made com- forlable before I go off duty." She received a glare of dislike from Etla while Ihe weeping Mrs. how long, Nurjc?" she nskcd in a .that it was" all in his mind, and I whisper' perfectly audible to the so on. Then, at long last, he took 1 Patient. | the advice of his secretary and | went to a doctor who promptly I ordered him to Linton. "H is just as we thought from the preliminary examination," he continued. "We shall be ready to operate al 2 this afternoon, May- nnrcl." He departed and the pa- iient slared niter him. 'It sounds much worse than It is, Mr. Virgil," Sally told him.. There is a pouch or sac, easily opernblc, on that portion of the alimentary canal bclsvccn pharynx and stomach. No wonder you couldn't cnt in comfort or retain what did get Hint far. You'll be quite all right after this — better than you have ever been In your whole adnlt life. Don't worry. Just relax. You have the best surgeon in Ihc world to do the job, you Unow." little color had come into the patienl's thin face as Sally talked. Now he spoke. "Will you do something for me, Nurse?" he asked cliffiricnlly. Of course," Sally told him. That's what I'm here for. What is it? Get word to Miss Nilcs?" "\V-\vhy, how did you know? lias she called?" "Several times; but you know, of course, a hospital doesn't give out much information. I'll get in Hy I'KTKH KDSON NElA Washington Oorrcspumienl WASHINGTON. July 18.—There has been conslderub'i: exper'-tng lately on the way President Harry S. tfor Softi Truman has been knuckling under to labor tosses. Ills vetoes of the OPA and Cn.se bills arc cited us evidence that Trumnn "Is afraid of labor's special-privilege lobby, which blandly promises support nt the polls or threatens to withdraw it if he doesn't do its bidding." Anyone who is S. for Sucker enough to s. for swallow that line has either bcci^ away or hasn't been reading the papers, such reasoning overlooks completely u number of recent Truman acts winch Hie labor bosses have not liked a litllo bit and which they have not hesitated to say they didn't like. It overlooks the signing of the Hobbs anti-racketeering bill. II overlooks tlie signing of the ;inli- Pelrillo bill. H overlooks the settlement of the rail strike, in which Truman threatened to call out the Army and draft the .strikers into the armed services. It overlooks tlie maritime strike proceedings, in which the President threatened call out the Navy. It. overlooks TVuninn's consistent and inslslcnt demands for better cotu.ol o I strikes against tlie government. All these arc decidedly anti-labor actions. Lumping them, there reason to believe could do himself courting the labor hit more, if lie politics. But. balancing against tlie pro-labor, there is some basis for believing that Ihe S. is for Smart, mid that Ihe man has been playing it straight do\vn the middle, in a course that should appeal to the average independent and ideal citizen, who doesn't want any special interest to be a Willie House pel. HE HAS DIIAWN I.AH'.Hf I.KADI.'li.S 1 flKK Ol' LATH As a matter of record, it can be shown that labor leaders have recently been against Mr. Truman more than they have been for him •anting of wage increases and his vetoes of the OPA and Case bills strengthens the cause of tiu- cun- servatives and makes Republican said. "Good ones are hard these days." He had just seen "Oilda " an lie was still mai'veling over Hh Haywc.i-th's pin lormanee. I "The lirst time I met her," i j said, "she \vas just a link -;-.i I numeil Rita Cansino. dancing 'Dante's Inierno'! jshe u - ;):i ju-^ baby—Ye Gads, but I'm uc'.ii!i:| old." It is a pleasure to watch Hep I burn and Tracy working in f'ronl of the camera. Tliey work eiforl I les.vly. (lawlessly, but keep up ccnstunt line ui good-nulurcd. :'ib| bing. | U.S. Diplomat M — IIOniZONTAI. 53 Native of 1 Pictured U. S. Media Die. Gallup and other [lolls are filed to .show (hat the country favors greater control over union ac : ivi- tics. Cut it ihat is true. Truman can poinl to Ills KOuci record in asking for .strike-control legislation and in signing the Hcbbs anti-Pet, illy bills. victories in 1!1!C> and 1918 inevit.i- j (,, c in vt , Only Mohammedans in ire allowed Arabia. SIDE GLANCES diplomat. Richard C. , Jr. 0 In a row 13 Altirin H Ireland 15 His reappoinl- nunt followed recognition of the government 1C Bora 11 Fondle 1!) Hussian community 20 Debit, note .*. 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':''i 1-1 i 35 •1} 7 H \ 1 1 -, • '"A J ll that Truninn some Kood by lenders a lillle wants to play the anti-labor "It isn't cancer your son Is suf- ferina from, Mrs. Virgil." Sally- said, a bit impatiently. She clis- .. , ,. i liked crape-hangers and she felt touch with your people after the That was the story as it came \ instinclivc i y t ,,| s W0 man was a | operation and will put in a call member of that breed. "I have seen enough cancer to feel confident it is not that. We shall know very soon now." Ronald Virgil had lain with eyes rlosed but with a tenseness lo his to Sally and she took over day duty in his room with a feeling of relief. Here was a case that called for the best she had to oiler. The patient's mother and sister 'came posthaste. The mother was tu ^ ^ .greatly excited and flustered. It|ia C g"" aI ^j"j, 0 j"y "that Sally didn't j was cancer, her son had, she had ! •' •-..-.... feared it from the very first. Five .years ago she had told him that for Miss Nilcs right away. What shall I tell her? Don't you want to send her some message?" The man closed his eyes for a moment and then said softly: Tell her I'm going to be all right and that I shall be glad to see her could she come Now she saw him relax and I —after— When a sigh escaped his lips. Why were I Nurse?" his mother and sister crucifying | "Possibly not for several days was his trouble and urgecl him to j him like this? It was inhuman! or a week but why not wait and Sethis affairs In order. 'Time had g a ]]y quickly and firmly thrust I see how you react? I can always proved her right. His sister, on the thcm both from the room and call her, you fcnow. Anyone else?' 'other hand, Informed his nurse I c ] ose d the door, standing with her "No. No one else. I don't wan jth«r« was nothing wrong with her back against it while she eycil the lo sea anyone—else—for • long- .brother, except nerves and an »c- pa ii erl t W jth something like curi- long time." He sounded very tlre< live imagination, plus, she went os jt y , . ...„ I and Sally lowered the shades and *' • • • '•*•"*; suggested that he try »o ileep to TT wasn't until next morning that an hour. •*• she heard definitely what his "You're going to need » lot of trouble was. Diverticulum of the | sleep, Mr. Virgil," she told him. on, "Ana Niles' - continued *m- pathy." -^, "Ann Nilts?" Sally mskeJ. ~ . "She's his secretary. She's b«*n after him for years and if he had an ounce of gumption he would have sent her packing long ago— the hu»syl If »he comei here ,to- esophagus. Sally smiled as she listened to'the Chiet make this.... pronouncement. The paiient gazed "You're kind," he murmured •t him •wide-eyed in something I and soon slept. "and I'm here to see that you get it." Kvcn that old Democratic, wheel- horse, nan Tobin. who usrd.io set President Ijootevclt to come to his AFL Teamsters' Uninn b;iuqv7ts, recently let out a warning ..liat tlie Democrats would bo swamped tn 1946 and ID-IS unless (hey changed their conservative course. A*, p. Whitney, head ( <f the Brotherhood of Kail.vav Trainmen, who once threatened to spend hi- 1 * union's millions to defeat Truman, ow says he won't have lo spend cent because Truman is soing to ie defeated anyway. Jim Patton president of tlie National Farmers' Union, which vorks in cahoots with thr CIO. so disgusted wilh the Truman re- ord that he is closing up his Vaslilnglon office. He snys his 00.000 members in 32 states have ost confidence in Ihe Democrats' ibility to do anything abou; IcRi.-i- ulion they consider important. Tlie whole CIO hierarchy, in act has lambasted the President ibcr.illy. They praised him lor :ils t/PA and Cnse bill vetoes, yes But those t.vo acts by no mesns balance Ihe books "asainst tlie debits of other Truman actions on matters held vital (o labor. HIS ItK('UUI) (.'OM-rsF.S THE POLITICAL ANALYSTS I'oilltcal dopcstcrs trying to analyze these tilings are apt to net all tangled up In Ilieir own conflicting guesses. Guess one—Truman's anti-labor record will encourage the formation of a third political parly, composed of labor. litVrnl, n"d . , left-wing dements, which will off from the Democratic Guess two— Trumail's Party. subservience to the labor leaders In his •If) Music note Coreal grain 111 liidicidc -IS Permit SO On the sheltered side :")2 Ope-] a by V. Jur Boarding House with Maj r . Hoop SOU PLST TWO WVUTE- ONSOUR SID6QORMS.'- WE TAGGED SOU FOR A SPITFIRE \Mff- THOSE ,-• CUBES, V, MISTAVA |Y\ A3OR. .' 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