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FAOE SEC BLYTHEVTLLB .(ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 2'l, 195fl BLYTHEVILLE COUKIEE NEWS | "T^B OOURDBl NEWS OOu • • H. W. HAINES, PublUhcr . •ABRY A. HAINES, AxrixUnt PublldMr A. A. FREDRICK8ON, AnoeUt* Editor rACTL D. HUMAN. AdvertMn* Uan*«er •oi* Nation*] AdTertislni Representative*: Wall*o* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit AU*&t*>, Uempbls. Entered u Mcood class matter at th< po«t- at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oi COD- October S, ItH. Member of Tb* Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in lh« city oi Blythevllle or an; suburban town where carrier service 1* main* talned, 20c per week, or 85« per month. By mall; within a radius of 60 mlle« M-00 per 7*ar, 12.00 for *ix months, (1.00 for three months; bj mall outside 60 mile tone, 110.00 per T«ar 1 payable In advance. Meditations Iteloved, now are we the sons of God, and It doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know thai, when he shall appear, we »h»ll b« like him; for we shall see him as he Is.—I John ' 111.: . • • • Let each m*n think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God. —Bailey. Barbs Now i comes the season for the thoughtless • people who step on the gas, rock the boat and think they can beat a train at a crossing. » * • Success Is what you have when you make your Pile. Luck Is wliat the other fellow has when he doe« the ume thin;. * * * A pedestrian Is a car-owning father with a young son or daughter In high school. * * • , * A man doesn't have to be a fool to be parted ITOBI his money these dayj. * * * One out of about every thousand poker piay- «n who says he is going to "play one more hand and go home," plays one more hand and gees horn*. Issues Are Clear in Illinois As Candidates Square Off Leading off the 1950 parade of primaries, Illinois has picked Sen. Scott W. Lucas, Democrat, and Everett M. Dirksen, Republcan, as the principals in what ''• should be one of the hottest election ,' fights of the year. !'! There was no surprise in these choi- ' ee«. Lucas was unopposed and Dirksen had only nominal opposition. But the contest nevertheless drew a lot f attention because of the personalities involved. Lucas is the Senate majority leader, which makes him President Truman's top lieutenant on Capitol Hill. A defeat for him this fall would be a damaging blow to the Administration, for Lucas has pretty well mastered the job of floor leader after a rough start last year. Seasoned observers see hm facing his hardest battle since he came to the Senate in 1938. Dh-ksen is a veteran of eight terms in the House, having drop- Ved out in 1948 on account of health. Re's back in shape no\r and shows every sign of waging an energetic campaign. Dirksen is a persuasive orator. During his long spell in the House he was active in agricultural affairs, which are of obvious importance to his home state. In the foreign field, the GOP nominee has a curious record. Before World War II he was an isolatonist who made himself steadily heard in Congress. With the war he switched to internationalism, and clung to that vewpoint up to his retirement two years ago. Now, however, Dirksen has re-embraced isolationism. His less kindly detractors claim he reverted to this stand to assure himself of the influential support of Illinois' strong isolationist faction. In 1948 Illinois elected a Democratic governor and senator by staggering mar- Kins. But nobody looks for a repeat performance on that surprise. With Lucas and Dirksen divided both on domestic and foreign issues, the 1950 contest in that pivotal midwestern state should provide as accurate a gauge as can be had of the relative strength of the t\vo major parties. The candidates are strong, their supporters are unified, and the differences between them' are clear. ribbon*, including -Purple HearU. And maybe weekly casualty list* would b« in order. * Call for a Relief Man If the betting fraternity has the right hunch, the name of Joseph Mc"' Carthy will be much in the headline* all through the spring and summer. But fortunately for the average Am- ercan, whose capacity for boredom 'is surely not - unlimited, it will probably not be Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. Luck good and the New York Yankees willing, it will be old Marse Joe, manager of the high-stepping Boston Red Sox. Views of Others Michael Straight, Chairman Of AVC, Backs Hoover Plan Michael Straight, chairman of the American Veterans Committee and editor of the New Republic magazine, spoke here Monday evening In / the course of a 10,000 mile tour of key American cities. The 34-year-old World War II airman keyed his address to foreign policy, hut found occasion while In Atlanta to urge support for the Hoover Commission's recommendations that bear directly on veterans' affairs. Although the AVC lias been In existence only a few years, and is still microscopic in size compared with the American Legion and Veterani of Foreign Wars, Its membership has shown remarkable Increase during recent month*. Politically, the AVC has had an Impact on the national scene out of proportion to its size because of its liberal policies. In keeping with he motto "Citizens First, Veterans Second," the AVC haa come out against pension "grabs" and in favor of the economies proposed under, the Hoover plan. : When the war ended, there were many ex- servicemen who were looking for an organization through which they might make vocal their aspirations toward permanent peace and a better world. Unsatisfied by what they considered to be the "self-serving emphasis oi 'the established group*," they gravitated toward AVC. Unfortunately Communists Immediately »et about try- - ing to take over. It wax only with the greatest difficulty that the liberal, democratic element threw the Reds out. Now that this has been accomplished, the AVC still has before it the dif- . ficult task of winning full public confidence. Only a small percentage of America's veterans belong to any veterans organization whatsoever. It involves no disparagement of the older groups, auch asihe Legion and ihe VFW, to nay there Is 'plenty of room for the/Idealistic viewpoint o4 the AVCy : —ATLANTA JOURNAL At Least Blow !Taps for Them Judging by the number of census , takers who are getting bashed in the head by unco-operative citizens, the government might well have equipped them with sir raid wardens' helmets. ;•.' L If it's too late for that, the censvis • bureau might at least Issue them service A Ripening Apple? The faithful Communist! who are the lenders of East Germany^haye been waiting with confidence and viewing ; with no little pleasure u West Germany's economic problems multiplied. The apple seemed to be getting riper and riper for Communist plucking. But while East Germans' backs were turned to Moscow, the Politburo calmly knifed them by re-valuing the ruble. Henceforth Russia pays less for what It takes from the Eastern world, and the crisis has come first to East Germany. A money panic has gripped the Eastern lone as East Germans try-by legal or illegal meins to Bet hold of West marks at any price. And the world has found out again that the masters of the Kremlin consider their satellites and their satellite leaders expendable. But before the western world rejoices too much over this state of affairs, it should remember that Western Germany's internal economic difficulties arc as grave M they ever were. Unless they are relieved, and heroic measures may be needed, the West German apple will eventually be ripe for Communist plucking. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say ' From Me to Me ... - vLV Cripps Budget Talk Shows "Center" Shift By DrWItt MatKtmie AH Foreign Alfaln Auljrti - ' British Chancellor of the Exche- Sunday School Lesson K) William E. Gilrer, D. D, Some eight centuries before Christ, Amos lived and prophesied In the Northern Kingdom of Israel. That is a long time ago, and if the prophecy of Amos has any meaning or application for today, it is be- Annas spoke some timeless of God concerning man's right relation to God, and man's Just and right relation to his fellowmen. These words apply to every age cause word Peter Ed ton's Washington Column — Truman Plan May Lead States To Increase Jobless Benefits WASHINGTON (NEA)—There is plenty of trouble ahead for the leg- islaturei oi the W states, Alaska and Hawaii If President Truman's unemployment Insurance reforms should be adopted. Every one of them would have a change its laws to meet the new standards outlined In the President's recent special message to Congress. ; . President Tni- man first . asked for extended unemployment insurance coverage in his 194ft ai-ulf, of the union message. He'i been asking for it ever ." EDSON since, without getting any results. This time, however, the administration has drafted a bill to car- ry out the President's reforms. Rep. John McCormack ol Massachusetts has introduced It in the Kouse. Few people believe this bill stands any chance o( passage this year. But If the House Ways" and Means Committee can be persuaded to hold hearings on the McCormack bill, these hearings might have some influence on the states. Nearly all" the state legislatures meet next year. Without -waiting for Congress, the states could raise t'heir unemployment insurance standards.- In a way, therefore, the President's message is an Indirect appeal lo the states, over the heads of Congress. Maze of Differing Legislation The various state unemployment insurance systems now vary so much in detail it takes an expert to understand them. For instance, the present federal law exempts all employers with fewer than 'eight employes in any 20-week period of IN HOLLYWOOD By Eraklne Jonnsoo NEA Staff Correspondent Just because there are no fires burning, you don't fire all the city firemen. We should keep the (draft) organization In existence.—Maj.-Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, National director ol Selective Service. » • « The basic principle of civil defense Is self- help. If atomic war comes. It is the cities and' states that must be fundamentally responsible for civil defense.—Chairman Brien McMahon of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee. * * * Make no mistake about it, the chips arc down. Winning this struggle Is as vilf:! to the peace and prosperity of the world as any military campaign in history—Gen. George C. Marshall, on European recovery. * * * • In its present powerless and defenseless position, Europe will always be a danger to the world. The European Council must become a European Parliament that holds real power and leadership. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of Western Germany. • * • I still believe that some defense of Alaska Is so Important that It should be conslderd above the others, both in lime and In importance.—Gen. Dwlght D. Esenhower. * » » H anybody had sworn that i have been or am a member of the Communist Parly he is a per- Juror. He should be prosecuted to (lie limit of the law.—Prof. Owen Latlimore, answering charges of Sen. Joccph McCarthy. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Character ol the junk tycoon Brock in "Born Yesterday" was played on Broadway by Paul Douglas and on the road by Richard Rober. Jan Sterling was Rober's leading lady as the not-so- dumb blonde. Other night Virginia Field, who was. once married to Douglas, dated Rober. During the evening they ran Into Jan sterling being squired by Paul Douglns. "What." said Jan to Virginia, "are' you doing with my Brock?" "Your Brock!" said Virginia to Jan. "What are you doing with my Brock?" * * • John Carrol Just got In under the wire with a. quick divorce Mexico. But now he's trying desperately for a reconciliation with his ex-wife, Lucille Uyman. Robert L. Welch gets the producer reins on ''Dear Mom," sequel to "Dear Wife," which Ls a soque) to "Dear Ruth." RKO is rtustlnj O rf Orson Wellrs' "Cltdxen Kane" (or xhowlngs a< drive-In theaters. . . . Itvia dc Hav- sue of her oldie, "The Dark Mirror; IHanrf Is screaming over the rc-is- wlth the Academy award winner tag after her name in the billing. • * • Shirley Temple must be trying tor the year. Nineteen states have similar provisions. The McConuack bill, however, would provide unemployment Insurance for an employer of one employe, This would take into the system an additional 3,500,000 employes of small establishments not now covered. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia^ Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, Pennsylvania rind .-, Washington already have the^ one-employe, provision. Al the other states would have v 'to comply. > ' ' On the matter of how much an employe' must earn to be eligible for unemployment Insurance, the states vary even more widely. The low requirement Is $100 a year in Rhode Island, the high $600 in Washington, In between are many varying formulas. The new McCormack bill would reduce them all to three optional See EDSON on Page 8 quer Sir Stafford Grippe—k 1st' who makes'his Idealism measure up to realities—served notice in his parliamentary budget speech Tuesday that the ceiling has been reached In welfare service expenditures, "We have, In the last fovr year*, taken on by way of .social AerjMfa and benefits all that we can ^5- slbly afford until such time as there Is a large Increase in our national production/' declared Sir Stafford, adding: ."Even then I have no doubt that the Individual will want to retain a very considerable proportion of that Increase for his own spending," Conservatives Cheer The Conservative members of and society, and particularly to our own time. Amos prophesied in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and b«fore we look Into the life and conditions In that kingdom, It might be well to look, ahead and see wh«t hap- ed the words of Amo« and his pita pened to a kingdom that dlsregard- 'or personal Integrity and social right cou^n CAS. In not much more than a hundred years that kingdom went down in ruin before the Invading hosts of Syria, never to b« re-established, and its scattered people came to be known In history as "the Tribes of Israel." There Is a warning for all in what ha pp ens to se em in gl y prosperous but ungodly, individuals, in their tragedy and downfall, "Therefore let him (hat thinketh he standeth lake heed test he falll" And there is a similar warning in the fate of those nations which even in the hour of their greatest prosperity, neglect the elemental matters of righteousness and social justice. If righteousness exaHeth a nation, it Is equally true that un- riphleousncs corrupts and destroys. The great sign I flea nee of'some of the Minor Prophets Is that they spoke and wrote in times of greatest seeming prosperity, when no great peril loomed, when many lived in extravagance and luxury, and the evidences of wealth were on every hand. The significance of this Li Ehat these prophets aaw beneath the surface into the evils and unjust conditions that were sapplnj the foundations of this seeming prosperity. They saw the neglect of the; poor and needy, the exploitation and oppression, the false standards and evil In personal living. Deeper'than all, they saw the perversion and corruption of religion Itself, which made much of formal observance of rites »nd sacrifices, but which neglected the, weightier matters of the law and justice, and had nothing of the sacrifice of contrite hearts. Much of this Is observed in details; in what they febukfid, and in the way in which they rebufced it. Our attention just now Ls upon who has been off Ihe screen f*r » spell, has bought an honest-io-gosh showboat and will assemble a. HoJ- lywnod acting group to present Lab!old versions of Broadway plays. The venture starts in San Francisco Bay, then the toot-toot tliea- tcr moves down the Sacramento River for performances. Stork From France The Cartlon E. Morses (he's the radio producer-writer) are adopting a French orphan girl. . . jh£ club scene of the year: Lana Turner joining Creesh Hornsby in his trapeze act at Charley Foy's. . . . Patti Moore and Ben Lessy will introduce "Tony the Barber," a new tune by Johnny "Mule Train" Lang. A razor strap replaces the mule whip. . . . Don Qulnn, who writes, "The Halls of Ivy," defines the word word "corny" as "unintentionally unsophisticated." Wanda Hendrix put aside a tome on psychosomatic medicine and lold me to be careful the next time T visit Paramount, i might fall Into the rut that she occupied for a while. "I Ijked the people and the studio, but I wasn't getting anywhere," said pert Wanda. She's playing a different kind of western heroine at UT. and East won with the ace. He led back the Jack of spades, and South took that trick with the ace. At this point the average player would make the mistake of taking the king of hearts and ruffing the remaining heart in dummy. This that woman - of - the-world look, She's wearing her hair skinned back ( ? these days. Shirley has been getting phone calls from Hawaii from wealthy Charlc.s Black. But she showed up at the Tropics with Neal LaVeman. Cltpped Canary Jeanne Grain has permanently lost her staging voice. Louanne Hagan, who dubbed Jeanne's warbling at Fox, checked out of Ihe stmHa for the Job of featured vocalist with Harry James* band. Jean Arthur and composer Leonard Bernstein are a two's-company combo to watch. . . . Gloria Swanson's daughter, Michelc Farmer, and handsome Malt Applecate want lo tie the knot but agree that they will wall and see if Michelc's movie career hatches out. * * • Fred MacMurray's wife Is beaming. Her recent operation at the Mayo Clinic has ended two years of tllnp-ss and fears of a heart condition. . . . Thai wild romance may lose a singer his radio sponsor. A btfr pow-wow of advertising heads will make the decision any day now. . . . Ronald Colman is telling pals that he's now past the 60 mark. Hollywood records list him at 59. Here rnmes , the Showboat— Hol- Tow Brown, "It's a small part, but I'd play 11 even smaller one" for the chance of working with Joel McCrca. He's so well-balanced and natural. But hi-; brain is working all the time." Until her Interlocutory decree hpr divorce proceedings against Atulie Murphy comes up, Wanda staying home and being a twosome with her shadow, "Aflcr that," she says, "I'll start ;oln£ out and having fun for a rhangc." • * * Billy de Wolfe says he wants to play the New York P aramoun t me in the lobby for the last two theater. "They've had a picture of years," he wails, "The «lgn says, 'Coming Soon.'" • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .Ucnlij \Yrltltn for NEA Strike Take Tricks When They'll Help Most Sometimes it Is necessary to grab a trick before it can get away from you. However, It there Is no such need for haste you must plan to take a trick when It will do you the most good. 'tYMt op«n*d th* deuot trf *«'. V Q 16 7 2 *«75 + QJD3 Sonih 14 2* Pass *653 » J5 » A84 + AK762 N W E S Dealer Zl *J109 VA863 * K 10 6 2 *!05 * AK872 VK94 « J33 + 84 Neither vul. Wcrt NorOi EMt Pass 2 4 Pass Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Amos, a herdsman, > or farmer, a clear-eyed man of the oul-of-doors, who came into the city, and spoke plainly to city people about what he found there. We shall see ho wmuch of what We shall see how much oi what day. Commons cheered this part o! Ihe chancellor's speech. However, his .statement will come as a bad Jolt to advocates of sw.seepiiig "cradle to srave' 1 .social security. Inded, coupled with other signs It supports the Idea that England has Awimg as far left as she Is go, ing, and may be pulling back towards "center," which would seem to be her natural position. The narrow margin by which ths Socialists won the last general election was due in part to public disapproval of the Socialist nationalization program. Since then the government has been treading circumspectly, and the use of the curb ;on the welfare program is part of this caution. So was the action In granting the middle class taxpayer an. Income tax cut amounting (3 $33.25 a year. Cripps Is Stale Whether the budget brings cheers or sneers, Sir Stafford Cripps won't display emotion. He has beconljkn- ured to hard knocks through ^iv- Injf to pi a the role of "Austerity Cripps" to a hard-pressed nation since the war. Sir Stafford Is one of Britain'.* outstanding statesmen but, curiously enough, the general public isn't well acquainted with him. Ha lives within himself a great deal, which )JT rather a pity because he is a personality who should he known both at home and abroad. Cripps the Socialist reputedly la (or has been) a man of great means. Before the late war he was salrt to be the highest paid corporation lawyer in Britain, earning ths equivalent of R quarter million dol- ars * year. However, he gave that up because, he said,, he was tired f lawsuits "taking large sums of money from one capitalist to give o another." 1* Not a "Mixer" The 61-year-old Cripps Ls a six 'ooter and has a pleasant smile. Kowever, he Is reserved and jacks ,he warmth of a "mixer." He j touches alcohol and Ls a Religion plays a great part In Cripps life. He Ls a devout member of the Church of England and often preaches in parish churches. I-met Sir Stafford in London in October of 1942 when he was ,a member of Prime Minister Winston 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. John Wesley Blythe and daughter. Miss Margaret, of DeWitt, Ark 1 ., are the guests of Miss Lela Blythe. They formerly lived here. Among those who will attend the track meet in Jonesboro tomorrow are Misses Mary Sapin Usrey, Patty Shane, Martha Washburn, Laura Hale, Catherine Walpol*. SybU irackcn, Martha Ann Lynch, Betty •IcCutchen, Mildred Lou Hucbard nd Winnie Harwell and E. B Rodgcrs, N. B. Menard, Robe; feeder, Lcroy Burns. J. W. Purtlr Valter Logan and Herman Turner unseemlngly haste in ruffing the low heart would cost declarer his game contract. When this hand \vas actually played, declarer quite properly took a second round of trumps with the spade king before doing anything else. His next step was to cash dummy's top clubs and ruff a low ciu'o in his hand. Only then was It time for him lo lake the king of hearts and ruff a hetirt with dummy's last trump. That ruffing trick wa.s the same trick no matter when declarer played it, but the vital point was to take It only after the clubs hac been well begun. After ruffing the low heart in dummy, declarer wa.s in position to ruff a -second low club in hU own hand. This established the last club In the dummy. Hence declarer wns able to lead a diamond to the dummy and cash the last club, discarding one o( the losing diamonds from his own hand. East was bound to make his high trump and a diamond eventually but he could win no other trick. I East had niffed earlier, South would have discarded a losing riia mond on East's high trump. Now let's see what would hap pen If South niffed his low hear In dummy before beginning th clubs. He could then 'draw a sec ond round of trumps, followed b the top clubs and a club ruff. A this point the only entry to dum my would be the ace of diamonds Hence South could get to dumm lo set up * club, but he could nev er return lo dummy to cash th good club. If South played the lisnd In this way, he would lose two diamonds, t iptd*, uid a Churchill's war-cabinet. At that time Cripns was the mo;t talked of man In Britain, next to the great Churchill, and there were many who predicted that Sir Stafford would one day be premier himself. Sir Stafford's fame having spread to the United States T asked for an Interview with him, and had a chat with him in his office. At the outset I told him frankly the reasons for my call were that T wanted to meet the man who had stirred the imagination of the American public—and I' liked to size folks up for myself. He smiled, and we got along famously. My outstanding impression of Sir Stafford was that he was frank. I looked him squarely in the eye and read sincerity there. Churchill summed Cripps up In 1947, when the latter was made chancellor of the exchequer in the Socialist government, as "the greatest brain' in the (Socialist) administration." The famous wartime Nick Thomas. Jr., of Memphis will , prime minister was then >e the guest of his parents for the the Conservative opposition n week end. House of Commons. 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