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PACE TEN BLTTREVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. JUXF. IHE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS ; '•' ' TBf COURIER MVWfl CO. i *: W.'HADJHS, Pubbihet ' • JAMES U VZRHOKFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manigfr Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the ix>st- ofllce »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- trtss. October 9, 1917. _ __ Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blytheville or any subur*»n town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 8Gc per month. BTm»n. *« hin » radius ° f *° intles ' M °° ,r r war $200 for six months, »1.00 for three months, bjT mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation For I was Hungry and you gave me food. I gave me drink, I was a welcomed mo—Mult hew was thirsty and you stranger and you 2G:35. Giwrt deeds help both the j;lvcr :»>'! Uii: recipient more than great spoken sermon-:. Smimiis In&nli3 good deeds. D. P. Solution • The Argentina government apparently has satisfied the U. S. government Hint it has complied with, our request to clean out its nest of Nsixi agents. Sixty have been deported, says the Argentine foreign minister, 16 have teen traced to neighboring countries, and '13 remain "unfound." Maybe President Truman's reported intention of going ahead with a hemisphere defense treaty which \vc-uH include Argentina should be regarded as a sort of prize to President Pimm for his brilliant solution oC Argentina's displaced persons problem. found thai the misfortune of being down on one's luck doesn't necessarily constitute vagrancy. The court also gave tlie pleasant reassurance that, in tlie U. S. temporary unemployment and a total capital of $l-f do not lessen the dignity of the individual or destroy his equal rights before the law. Jersey Justice—New Style We should liUc to cite, as a minor triumph ot" justice, u recent decision ol' the New Jersey Supreme Court which wrote a happy ending, so far as the public is concerned, to the sail story of Susan Bowers. Susan Bowers—that isn't her veal name, but it's the only one we know —was arrested last fall in New Jersey. Her offense was trying to hitch a ride in a small corner of our happy land (to wit, llaekcnsack) where ride-thumbing makes one a "disorderly person." Susan, pretty and 20, pleaded guilty but refused to tell the police much about herself. For the double crime of hitchhiking and reticence she received a six- month sentence. The Civil Liberties Union got her case re-opened after New York and New Jersey panerj had raised a howl. Again she was found guilty, but this time she was freed after two days. Some months later Sn.san 1'owers turned up in Arizona. There she received more enlightened treatment. Slie was sent to a state hospital where the doctors said she was suffering from a psychosis. But her parents finally were located and Susan went back to them in her Montana home town. We hojje that Susan is better and that whatever was troubling her has been erased from her mind. And \ve are grateful to the New Jersey justices for deciding, in this day when psychiatry is on the march, that keeping one's own counsel or indulging in harmless unconventionalities of behavior is not an affront to society that merits a jail sentence. Part of the Supreme Court's opinion seems to us worth quoting: "It is not an offense to have a dirty face or to wear blue overalls or to ride by gratuitous rides from Bangor, Me., to Florida, or to sleep in a truck or pick potatoes in one or another part of the country, or with $14 in pocket to be temporarily out of employment on the way from completion of one job to the search for another." This wise decision should bring joy and comfort to Jersey's happy residents? and' to travelers passing through. On the first count most small boys are spared any more serious penalty than their mothers' displeasure. On the second, blue-jcaned bobby soxcrs arc absolved of blame. The third finding makes it all right to hitch-hike—if you don't get let off in Hackensack. Tlie call of thu open road is legitimized in the fourth, so long as the truck driver doesn't mind. On the fifth count, the established practice of itinerant farm work gels judicial approval. And on the last, the justices VIEWS OF OTHERS America Should Lead The great paradox of Americans is the gulf between their ability to respond to the demands of idealism In war and their dilllculty In showing altruism in peacetime. We spend Hundreds of billions of dollars and send millions of men to face the perils of war, but when peace comes we have (lie greatest trouble following '.he Idenls we expressed while Die bugles blew. The plight of the 800,000 displaced persons remaining in Europe should appeal to the humanl- larlan Instincts of the American people. Well over half of them are Poles. Slavs, Baltic, and Ukrainian refugees, all of whom fear to return to Soviet-dominated territory. They are sutler- ing for their opposition to Communist dictatorship, which, considering the present climate ol thought, should ingratiate them with Americans. Others arc Greeks who are determined to keep as far away as possible from llic Gree'.; secret police, which American influence in Greece has not abolished. Less than n fifth arc Jews, who fear the anti-Semitism of Poland. Some of these bear .scars of postwar Polish pogroms. These people are the living casualtlc.5 of the . war. They arc homeless and uprooted, without a future unless the nations of the world open their gates. Representative William O. Stratum of Illinois is sponsoring a bill which would lei Hie United States employ a smalt fraclicm of the unused immigration quotas of the past few years to admit 400.000 displaced persons, at the rale of 100.000 a year. Now Assistant, Secretary of State HilUlrlng has (old a llinise judiciary subcommittee soina of the reasons why this bill should be passed. If America, which is one of the lew countries lett with Ihe resources to do .so. will take- 400,000 refugees, that example is expected to move other countries to lake the rest. Thus a humanitarian debt resulting from the war will be discharged. Just now the United States Is paying at the rate of S3CO.COO.CCO a year for the supper; ol (he 13P's. If we would receive our share of these people, (hey would become a national asset rather than a liability, contributing generously to the national economy, ns the lens of millions of immigrants admitted hitherto have done. The immigrants would be screened for desirability a-s citizens. Guarantees against their becoming public charges would he made by individuals ami omnnlzti/lons. All that Congress has to> do Is In the name of Immunity to open (lie door. America should take the lead. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. To You From Me With Love and Kisses - tub Women Wage War on Men Who Call Handbags a Luxury unday School Lesson Scripture: II Kings Z3:31. 21:7; Jeremiah 3C IV VVH/UAM E. fill.KOy, 1). ». The Northern Kingdom had fallen jefore the hosts of Assyria, and it-? wople, carried off into exile at I'ied. had become "the Lost Ten Trib?s" of history. The King- :lom of Judah. or Southern King- :lom. lasted another 138 years, but It sooi! met it's downfall and the exJIe of its people to Babylon. From that defeat and exile, however, there was to be a glorious return and a rebuilding of Jerusalem. 'I 1 wo things must be liorne f irmly | mind if we are to understand. iiy I-'UI:I)I-:HICK c. (United I'rcss Slaff CcrresiiimdenU WASHINGTON. June 13. (UP) — Why, demanded Hep. Harold ICiiut- son of Minn., .shouldn't ladios be- smart like men and carry Mioir plunder in their hip pcckets? "Goodness." cried Mrs Carrie Wakeman of the New York Federation of Women's Clubs. That stivt- ed war between the sexes and^^cde the subject of bulges (iATirdies (where ladies aren't .s'iti-]W.r-il t'i be bumpyi an integral part of ;hc American fiscal program lor l'JI3.- Mrs. Wiikeman. a sm.ill la:ly (without bumps), wore 'i rod hut, red plastic cherries on lu'r In.-.nin. and a large red handbag. .She was upbraiding Chairman Knii'."<>'.. his Ways and Means Committee, and the entire Congress for taxing ladies' purses 20 per c-en' *•.: luxuries. "It is a long time since I've gone through the pockets o-; a man's new and unforeseen responsibili- , handbags. Luxuries? Hnmf! Mrs. lies and dangers in their relation Wakeman said if there were a iC',v to tho rest of the world. Whiu- moi 'e women in the marble hal.s, ever isolation we have had, or Congress wouldn't pass such st'iy might still desire, has been irrevo- lax laws. cably lost. A great deal depends "Hut madam." interrupted Chair- upon the spirit and practical judgment with v.'hich we meet this new situation. The two things to remember women poekels man Knutson. "have ihe made- any attempt to - f >,t 1 for themselves? " Such a cine.stion! Mrs. Wakeman ignored it. She said taxing a lady's about Isiael's situation are that tile prophets of the time were more handbag ono-fil'th of its value was i important than the kings and that law directed against the female sex. Israel, too, had losl any isolation H. it might have had. the era. had set Farm Land Price Parley Comes Too Late To Put Skids Under Skyrocketing Prices 'A small tribal group in before rulers and empires out for world conquest and had now become u kingdom situated jctween great contending powers. It was always, therefore, in physi- :al danger and in the additional danger of allying itself \vitb one against trie other and of the consequences of making a wrong choice. The ambition of kings whose betrayal of their people into idolatry and other evils showed moral weakness and unfitncss to govern made this danger all the greater. U was under these circumstances that the prophets urged against entangling alliances and appealed a high integrity in Israel BARBS BY HAL COCHEAN A Chicago sociologist-psychologist nt I mini: sire meek ns ;i mnusr. At I swer lo "Arc \vc inici: or men?" says duels st llic an- Most workers a shorter week their vacation. have always except the been in lavor ol two nUowed for Anothrr susar .stamp, good for 10 pounds, will be validated about August 1. Ten pounds, coming at a time when berries are ripe, sounds uncanny. * * * Many Summertime romances start on the Kinds and wind up OH the. rocks. » » » With picnic season here and chiggers biting, it's yoinsj to he harder to get the nation out cif the red. NEA WilKliliiglnri Colicsmmdenl WASHINGTON. June 13. (NK;M -Secretary of Agriculture Clinton IV Anderson's select list, of nearly hi' 1 bankers, insurance executives, tarm organization leaders and BOVUT.- nent agriculture and finacial t-x- )erts met in Washington, June 1 o take another look at the bit- inflation in farm land values. Tin 1 session was closed to public a:r:l the press so as to encourage '''.' specially invited guests to say whiit. they really think. What llic conference could do to slop Ihe farm land boom at this la'.e date wasn't much, except to pass a few pious resolutions deploring it, calling attention to its dangers, asking farmers not to borro\v so much and .suggesting lenders cut down their loans. Early in the war theti-SeeiY'tary of Agriculture Claude wickard saw thus boom coming; and tried :o get Congress to pass a law which would check speculative sales of farm laud by taxation. But the wreckers in the real estate lobby got busy and killed It. fearing their sales on city pro- petty might be similarly taxed. So today it's too late to tin anything about farm real estate million. Underlying cause of the f ivm land boom is, of course. tl>... government's price support program on farm products. Farm pritTs and produce prices are linked like mese twins. When theiv ii; a bis; de- rlficeS' farmers receive are high, the demand for good farm land and its value go up too. FARM SrKOtlLATOIiS HARD AT WOKK For the past six years, therefore. U. S. farm land values have been going up 1 per cent a month. To- diiy the average u. S. farm value is !>2 per cent above its 1935-39 aver- ago value. The range of inflation lias varied from lows of 29 per cent- in Massachusetts and 41 per rent in Maine to highs of 14ti per cent in Tennessee and 172 per cent in Kentucky. The significant thing about these increases in values, according to Unman of Agricultural Economics. is that one farm out of every seven sold in the war -period has :een resold within two years. One nit „{ three resales involved land ifirj less than six months and tru^e 'lit of five were held less than a .' ,ir. That shows how the sp.Tti'.a- ors have been at- work. About half of the recorded salts have been for cash. Tbey're all to the good. It's the farmers who nave brmght on credit at 'v?li prices and on short term loans who headed for trouble. For oa J-i 10 in. the government's war in i<:e support program runs out 'I here v. ill then be a free market With reduced world and domestic demand, prices of produc-i anc farms may drop. For ihe first, few year:; Df thi r>ri'sprrity farmers did nil righl They paid off their dcbt.s and r i% du.'-c-d tlioir mortgages. Total U. £ farm mortgages declined from $1 billion in 1941 to S5 billion in WK Then la't year Ihe trend turner That was when His gct-rich-miick boys g<ii into the market. Mortgages increased. .Short term loans for crop prccUu-tion and installment buying went up. NO LOANS ON INFLATED VALUES Recordings of these loans for the last half of lf)!G show that 37 per- nt, were made by anks, 35 per cent by commercial individuals, is class legislation and the ladies aren't going to stand for it. The Federation of Women's Clubs has adopted a resolution against taxing their purses. Mrs. Wakeman wrote it, herself. She read it aloud. "Yes, but madam," C!<l|Jinan Knutson broke in. "the' chair (meaning himself i im&fe gone through all the statutes ^!(! he can find no law against; women having pockets." Mrs. , Wakeman gasped. She smoothed her own pos-kelless tips. She caught her breath and she said dressmakers did not make pockets in feminine clothes because they 2 per cent by insurance companies. nly 9 per cent by the conservative Federal Land Banks. 'I per cent by iiiseellnneous lenders. The pcopla ;ho stand to take the worst losses .re the commercial banks and 'he ndiyidual lenders- They arc the ine.s \vho will have to be bailed out f there is a crash. ! Federal Land Banks and their jorrowcrs are in excellent condl- ion. They have refused to loan or. n Hated values. Appraisals have bnen made solely on the basis or ••ach farm's long-term earning po'.v- •r — calculated at average produce irices instead of war inflated prices, So good is the financial position of these Land Banks that Farm Credit Administration Governor i- W. Duggan has announced the St. .Paul bank win this month pay m back to the federal government tho'erl today for fh e placing of caused they caused bumps. The law- ilsc!:.' makers leaned forward and listened Tlie prophets could not alter Is- closely, rnel's physical situation, any more than we can niter our "one world" situation today. It is quite possible that even a highly moral and spiritual integrity illicit not have spared Israel a fate of martyrdom. But what ;"» different fate it would have been from going down m weakness and porter that 1 am <adv,i I made sin! an inventory of Mrs. Wakemnr/s •What is more to the point, the j.merchandise and can report that | "Now/ 1 continued Mrs. W., "let. me show you gentlemen something." She picked up her pnc-ketbook. opened the clasp, and turned it upside down. Bang, bang, bankety ' bang, went her possessions. Boom, went the flashlights, careful re- only real hone of Israel's safety and contribution to the nations lay in the preservation of her integrity. Internal honor and honesty, avoidance of intrigues and entanglements, and wise diplomacy would have been her proper course. Isn't that the course our countries .should be following lut'iiy? 15 Years Ago In Blylhevitte — Final negotiations were complcl- iast of tho $9 million advanced to get the 12 regional banks established 30 years ago. And iltxt year the last of the S188 million advanced to extend loans and defer payments in (he 1930'.s will be paid back to the u. S. Treasury. Encouraging commercial banks, individual lenders, insurance companies nnd farmers to make and take loans on the same basis :is the Federal Land Banks is the main good to come out of Secretary Anderson's conference. If a farm recession should develop in 19-19, the borrowers who s',nr.d to be hurt the most are those U'hc, have bought land at high prices and nn short term credit. Miny arc veterans. If the farm dcpre.s^i<m hits as hard us In 1020 or 1932. \n to two million farmers may face foreclosure and ruin. Chevrolet neency with a new firm. Tom A. Little ami J. W. Shou<:e. The new firm Shouse-Little Chevrolet Agency succeeds the W. I- Denton A^encv as Chevrolet dealers and is also successor- to the Tom A. Little Motor Co-, Dodge dealer bore. ^ Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Smith announce the engagement of Jliel" daughter Jaimita to Mr. Kent Whi'-- ten Goodman, .son of Mrs. B. H. Goodman of Memphis. The wediiv.ig will be solemnized early ill Jtl'-V Oscar Harnawny and Rink WeS enkamp have returned from several (lays spent in Memphis where they attended to business. Miss Mary Ellen Stevens. M'ss Eve Harwell nnci Mrs. Anne S'.evens Potter were in Memphis yesterday having Rone down for the dance last night. she dumped under Rep. Knntson's nose these things: A red leather eyeglass case, a stamp box, two snools of thread, a package of needles, one glove, a knife, a match case, a package of lipstick tissue, one ne.w liiistk-k and one old. three letters: a brass widget of face powder, a .mirror with one corner nicked off^fc, comb, a note book, a pencil wuii a broken point. ,1 check book, a fresh handkerchief, a ring of keys and a \vart | of tan cloth which looked ,lik; i', might lie a nylon stocking. "Gentlemen." she asked, "do yon want me to carry nil that in a 1'a- I -per bag with n siring around it?" Chairman Knutsor-. said, no he didn't. He wauled her to carry it in nockets. Mrs. Wakeman gave ll'J. I What was the use? Men are exasn-| crating, stubborn creatures. Of this there can be no doubt. Mrs. W- .wi;l as much, without even .saving another word as she turned her hack | on tbe lawmakers and repacked '•• tax-paid handbag. IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY If fundamental principles must be sncriliced the price for achieving organic null'/, then (he price is too lilgli.—Philip Murray, CIO President. * . » w The right of the iwople to have ^ Tree press is a vital one. but so is the right to have tx calm nnd fair trial free from outside pressures and influences.—Supreme Court, Justice Robert II. Jack.son. * • • The United Stales is particularly vulnerable to baelerial warfare attack because of 1W Geographical isolation.—Dr. Maurico Vlsschcr. president American Association of Scientific, Workers. * • • It is hard for us here sil home to comprehend Ihe degree to which \ve are not comprehended but are misrepresented abroad.—Secretary of State Marshall. * » • It is much easier to understand correctly' when one speaks frankly.—Andrei A. dromyko, Soviet delegate to the UN Security Cotircll. » » » You can never cut taxes soundly OH the basis of increased revenue.—Sen. Walter P. George (D) of Georgia. * • * In any \var, defensive or punitive, the principles for success a:e eternal. And tho sea Is eternal.—Admiral N unttz. BY ERSKINI-: .1OIIXSON NEA Slaff CorresrMinilml HOLLYWOOD, June 13. n'PV— I don't mind going out with Hcil- ywood glamor girls socially, hut !'ve never met one ye: Id rn^sicU-r Harrying." Turhan ;Bcy speaking, in:'^. Yes. the same Turhan ln-y who has had romantic interlmi.--; with Lana Turner. Yvonne de C:n!o. and quite a few other movirtown one-en;, "Just beautiful friond.-hips. v.oih- ing more." he told me on l!:<> r-et ot the Eagle-Lion movie-. "O,i p , of the Blue.' ' Then he cracked out wish some opinions that will proli.ihl; imvc- lim diving off Hie S:\-iL, Miniiri pier, with the clamor d.>i; ; \\\ hot pursuit. "You just can't tell «In (her a Hollywood arlivss im-ans \slrat she's savins. After air actresses Ret paid for jiaradinq tlir:r emotions. Aflor a \\hili^ Ihry become accustomed to omn'iiuc all the time ami prrtlialtly't help I hr-m selves," Like, he said, the fir>: tiav he! fell in love with ;'. IM;\\V,HI slar. i "She was Ixvutiful in i :link rl >lack evening gown." Ttir;'.:v,> said. 'The night was Ixilmv :>:ul the stars were Iwinkhiv: ov, i -head. 1 told her that I loved hi-r. and sho turned toward me and s,,i;l. 'I love vou. too. darling.' Ol.D SCUIl'T TALK "Then she started la'kiiv.: about love Kind emotions. Her rb'iro of words was beautiful and t li.:onorl, entranced. AH of a sni^l,':i j( hit "but she upstaged me." Turhan looked gloomy. "Hn: you know what will prob- abl' ha'p,:en. I'll meet a girl, a.i nctvrss. a Irulv great actress. She'll convii'ie me that all she wants cu' of life s to be hapiply ma'> ried. So I'll propose anci she'll ac- ot'i:t. And as I turn to kiss her afi-'r the marriage ceremony. I'V- [ii:(- that, she has upstaged me r.o In' tin- audience can only see the :.u-k "f my neck." Hu::;;ihrey Bogant's former wif-.\ ^J:l•n Meihot. will try matrimony -..'i:\ ^'s repented, with a wealtln en: from Portland. Ore. liogie prob.ibly is much relieved. Until H;-e:it'\. Mavo was going places wit!-, a fellow who moored his y:uh! n.'.u- Kogart'.s at New^iort Ke.ii-h. Mayo and Lsinren Bacail wt-u'M si^ on deck and glare at eai'h nMior. NO FOOT A1TF.AL Dun Amri ne nan to walk doivn \ i"iv tiii:ht of stairs in pajama.s.' bL'lln(.'or. and bare f^el for a scene in 'S=:i-ep. Mv l.o\-e." After one re- hrarx'l. Ilirivtor Douglas Sirk ordered l\m to put on socks and .''ipners. Said the director, "Fill soriy. D.iii, but your bare feet ju->t don't have sex api>oa!." across the sen. Dr. Paul Stern of London, who has sent us some line hands in Ihj past, sent me this one, at the same time informing me that he has just written •' new book. When I receive a copy we will have a few articles about it. The squeeze in today's hand is by trumping with the king of clubs. The ace of clubs was cashed, and when declarer led the nine of cluiis, West was squeezed. If West threw away a diamond. Ensland was j'toducing 105.C39.030l gallons of gasoline a year irornf coal just br-foro th? outbreak o[| tin: war. declarer would overtake in duimuyl with the jack of club s .then mitt the nine of diamonds in his hand, thus establishing djigk diamond jack for a discSn. "I West discarded a sparto. declarer! would play dummy's six of clubs! on the nine, then ruff the nine of! spade,; in dummy, establishing his| spade queen for the trick. A A V873 • A J 9 -1 * J 10054 4 K 1086 3 " V A Q J 5 K Q 7 5 A None N W t S Dealer AJ2 V 10002 « 10863 2 J.87 Grosser AQ9754 » K-l • None A A K CJ D 3 2 Tournament—Both vul. South West North East 1 A Double Redouble 2 * Pass 3 * Double Pass •I Jf, Pass 6 # i'ass Opening—* K. '3 Dodgers' President McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Squeeze Developed entranced. All of a M;^!,-! it hit TT/• i t fi-nae me. I'd heard those word-; Ivlorc- >' " " " ^'' Ottli- in her la-si picture, the same gesture.;. Kven Ihcn T wouldn't have miiulcd so much," TuMuin said. uv wiu.iAsr i-:. MCKENNKY . Atnerica's Card Authority Wrillen for Nl'.A Service Here is an interest ing hand from one of the most unusual I have ever seen. Dr. Stern said it was played by Paul Grosser, formerly 'member of the representative Czech team. Tlie opening lead was won i» dummy with the ace of diamonds. Mr. Grosser discarding the four of her.rts. The ace of spades w;ls cashed and a smali heart led, Wesl winning with the ace. He came back with the queen of hearts, which declarer trumped with the deuce of clubs. The five of spades was trumped with the ton' of clubs, and dummy's eight of near.s rulfed with the three of clubs. The seven of spades was played, and declarer was careful to ruff this in dummy with the ten of clubs. Next he led tlie four of diamonds, and made another unusual- ptay HORIZONTAL. 1,7 Pictured president of Brooklyn Dodgers 13 Deduction 11 Chemical eompoxtnd 15 Aid 1G Cereal outer coat ID Angers 20 Fish 21 His nickname is "The " 23 Skill 24 Comparative suflix 25 Area measure 20 Plural suflix 28 Karth goddess ' 20 Shore bird 31 Woodland (Icily 33 Greek island ,1-1 Numeral 35 Noxious plants 37 Outcast 40 Any 41 Compass point 42 Man's nickname |43 Ancnt : 44 Adherent |46 Dinner coxirics 51 Lout , 52 Falsifier j 54 Misplace : 55 Otherwise 156 Mistakes 1 58 Cricket player GO Man's name ,Cl Walks VERTICAL 1 Supports 2 Given hew life 3 Sleeping 4 Burmese demon. 5 Court (ab.) 0 Cup-bearer 7 Nevada city 8 Pronoun 9 Greek letter 10 Siberian bay 11 Vigor 12 Previous (prefix) 17 Sun god IB Having 30 Chill 32 Crest 35 Wept .36 Total 38 Expunged 21 Attires (suffix} 39 Directs 45 Merit 47 Sad cry -!S Behold! •U While f>fl Obligation iii Spanish ja£ T>.i Hurried 55 Female sticep 57 Note of scale 59 Either

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