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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 23, 1949
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THE BLCTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS OCX MOL Ok. •UHAM. Oot. He* York. ChJc»«o. Detro*\ •1 the pod. , under act ol Con- •uvaournoN KATES: •r wirier ID tbe dty ot BJythevlll* ar in? •uburfau town when carrier (entice to m*ia- tabttd, 300 ptf weak, or tSo pec moatb *r outi. within * imdtiu ot to mile* ftoo par fnc, tUO lor etx month*, «U» tot three month*; kr Mil ouutd* (0 mil* «oae (10.00 pex »eu ptytble in •dvuce. Meditations jour tboacht, and (he devlc«e '•*-!'•" irauut me.—Job U:IT. • e * Good thought* are blessed guests, and should b* heartily welcomed, veil fed, and much toujht after. Like rote leave*, thy give out a sweet smell If laid up in the jar of memory.—Spurgeon. Barbs You never cut depend on the weather a* a topic of conversation. except A ttt*r who took 1108 whlla telling a man'. feetaa* wHb tho aid of a rooster w*i tent to jail For fowl When it oomea to house cleaning time the man of the home ii going to be the fall guy. '..••* /* * A annrlng eonloat waa aUged at a county fair ta Mlrhlran. Caa yom iaaclne a wife untaf her en «• Tletoryr 'A faahiod writer aay» the clothes of the well- draai«d man ahould be impressed. That's a new nick!*. 1949Pol I Tax Receipts Needed in Bond Election Holders of poll tax receipts issued ^_ in Mississippi County fpr use during the ... 12-month period starting October 2 will have their first opportunity to use them oh October 11 when a county-wide election will be held to determine whether :; the county will issue $200,000 in'bonds the construction of a hospi- " t«U and whether a special .tax levy will b* authorized to finance the operation of the hospital. • - Citizens to qualify as electors in the hospital bond election must possess poll tax r«ceipta for 1949. If democratic pro- e«ue» ar* to function, it is imperative that all good citizens who have reached the ag« of 21 qualify as electors in time , to participate in the October 11 ballot;- ing. _ , :.: ~ Since th* hospital would serve pa- tienU from all parts of the county, iy mad aince the taxpayers from all areas ; within the county would pay jfor the .coat of construction and the cost°of oper- '•. atinjr the hospital when it is completed, - it i» essential that voters in all parts of £ the county turn out in numbers suffi- '•• eient to make the decision one which will reflect the wishes of a majority of the •;- taxpayers. :i The fact that the election will be r held at; a time when cotton harvest will be nearing its peak may be a factor •;• pointing to a possible light vote. The election is important, so very important that all voters should make their wishes . known at the polls and have a voice in deciding whether they will assume new tax responsibilities. It is Americanism at its best to leave such issues to the will of the people and let them decide for themselves the merits of such projects as the Jaw-re- quires be submitted to the electorate. Remember that October 1 is the last day for the issuance of poll tax receipts by Sheriff William Berryman at his office here, and in Osceola. Remember the election date and cast your ballot Politics Keeps Able Jurists "Off Supreme Court Bench • With the untimely death of Justice Wilty B. Rutledge, the Supreme Court * mmy well have reached a critical tuni- > ing point in its history. If President Truman's choice for his . successor is of the same character as :. ' his recent appointment of Tom Clark, i it will mean that just one trained judge : —Chief Justice Fred M, Vinson—will , be left on the high court. Surely then all , pretense will be gone that this tribunal represents the finest and most under- T »Undiif judicial brains in the country. The court will have been granded .•.•-••definitely «* more a political than a judicial body. Appointment to the high court no tonyer wll be held out as a grtat prize to which aspiring judges of , marked ability may look forward with hope. It will be regarded instead as a rich political plum likely to fall to the most deserving Administration stalwart*. For all practical purposes, the _ door to the Supreme Court will thenceforth be closed to the certainly considerable number of talented, experienced judges now toiling faithfully in our vast federal-state judicial system. The late President Roosevelt is said by one columnist to have felt that the lower courts were not producing judges suitable for the top bench. To us this seems a fantastic viewpoint, a terrible indictment of the entire judiciary. Especially when we examine the "qualification" of some of the men who were named to the high court by him and by Mr. Truman. ' The nation hardly has had time to swallow the patently political selection of Clark to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Frank Murphy in late July. Now the forecasters are saying that Attorney General J. Howard McGrath is slated to take Rutledge's place. For some years Hie attorney generalship has come to be rated a steppintfslone to the Supreme Court. In this instance, however, McGrath has stepped pretty lightly on that particular stone; he's only been in office a month. McGrath's only other claim to judicial fame was a fair-sized stint as a district attorney in Rhode Island. This would hardly seem to fit him to embrace the tangled legal and social issues that come before the Supreme Court. But he is a White House favorite, and one suspects he'd have a good chance for the job even if he'd never cracked a law book. In the event McGrath does net the nomination, it would be wholly proper to, transfer the Supreme Court's home to the west wing of the White House and to turn its. present marble quarters over to some agency a bit more detached from the swirling tides of politics. Particularly would this appear advisable if Clark Clifford, presidential adviser and speech-writer, gets the next appointment as attorney general, as rumored. For presumably this puts him in line for the next high court vacancy, in accordance with the present neat little system of succession. The saddest measure of the Supreme Court's lo^w estate today is that no one in Washington appears to see anything strange in a. policy that makes of that body a sort of political rainbow's end for the most faithful- among the coterie of presidential followers. BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS National Statei' Righters? It 1» reported that the opVnlng of a National States' Rights Bureau in Washington li not th« result of the Democratic National Committee ousting five Dixiecrat members, purge of all party officials who followed Governor Thurmond'! banner In lut year's revolt wa» made virtually certain by President Truman'j election. The 1948 States' Rights campaign could easily have spelled victory for the Republican* m Alabama the Di.xiecrals even barred President Truman's name from the ballot. Such revolts are not tolerated even in American parties, wiuch normally attempt, to be all things to all men The purge has nut ended th« states' rights movement. But serious obstacles coniront any effort to make it a national political party, in the South the movement found most ol' Its emotional drive in "white supremacy." It also had considerable financial backing from business groups Interested either In Udelandj oil or in opposing unionization. It likewise included thousands of people unselfishly opposed to the encroachment of Washington on local self-government. Congress is now controlled by a coalition of Democrats and Republicans. Among them U a core of true Jefiersonlans, deeply concerned aoout the growth of federal bureaucracy and the basically Illiberal tendency to attempt reforms by coercive legislation without working the necessary change in public thought. Many of these Americans are more genuinely IlberaJ than those who would rush headlong into itallim in the name of humanitariamsm. They understand the value of incentives and of giving free play to individual talent. But they find themselves who often allied with those who are more interested in freedom for themselves to exercUe power and privilege than in frewiom ot opportunity for others to develop fully. For this reason many citizens whose chief Interest i» m expanding freedom for the Indirldual nnd the states' rights movement an uncomfortable political home. There is a very real need for a national party devoted to Jeifersonlan Ideals and to unselllsh constitutionalism. But so far the Stales' Rlghtcrs hardly look the part. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY In troubled times like these a draft law U absolutely essential for quick mobilization and the nations safety.—Lt.-Gen. Edward li. Brooks, Army's director of personnel and administration. » » * We are not here to blame anybody, but we are not going to let anybody blame us.—Ernest Beviu, British Foreign Secretary, in ui e u. g. for doliu conference*. Smart Feller KB ID AY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1949 Madame Chiang Is Confident Concerning Future of China Br DeWitt MaeKeuie Ar Tonic* Aflain Aulyti Madam« Chiang Kai-shek still las faith In Nationalist China's .bliity to cope with the life »nd icath crisis created by the southward sweep of the victorious Communist war machine. The first lady of China made this tatement to me In the course of a ong conversation I had with her n New York. While this meeting wasn't a newspaper Interview la the accepted sense of. the term. It Is permitted to give my Impressions. Madame Chiang has no doubt that he Nationalist forces will defeat he Communist armies In the Southern theatre and ultimately will reclaim the territories lost in the PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Navy's Investigation of B-36 Ruckus Seems to Be Geared on Too Low a Level WASHINGTON —(NEA>— Any reporter who has covered the Navy Department and Pentagon since the , war knows how pointless and Insignificant' Is the Navy's probe Into the mutter of who helped Cedric H. Worth write his anonymous letter. In the first place it was only in- clcienUl that this particular letter happened to launch the Congressional T.v.obe when it did. It was inevitable that Congress sooner or later would have to step Into the vicious fued between the Air Force and Navy over the B-26—the controversy between the big carrier and staftegic bombing—when 11 became obvious that president Truman couldn't stop it. The unfortunate thing Is that Congress got Into the mess on such a flimsy basis. If the probe could have been directed at the heart of the matter; why an In- terservlce feud should have been permitted to reach such ridiculous proportions In the first place, m*y- be some permanent good could have come from It. It might have supplied the answer to the question of just what is needed to create unification ot the services in spirit as well as on organizational charts. As it Is now, Congress has merely awarded the Air Force round one in the fight. Air Force officials and Secretary of Defense La'j'H Johnson stand completely cleared of charges that there were shenanigans in connection with the purchase o£ B-3Gs. And although the Navy is making a temporary and undignified retreat • by making Worth the scapegoat, most Navy officers' don't think that the matter is settled by a long shot. Reporters Found It Difficult Before Worth ever became special assistant to the Undersecretary of the Navy, the carrier, B-36. ru- kus had already reached the point where public interest was being hurt and the effectiveness of the services was being impaired. A reporter found it difficult getting any kind of a story from either the Air Force or. Navy, without some admiral, general or civilian official slyly attempting to get In some barb against the other service on the matter of startegic bombing. Before anyone had ever heard much of Gedric Worth they were reading In the papers most of the charges that appear in his letter. That is an obvious point that has been brought out but so far ignored In the Navy's investigation. Worth admits that he got much of the material for the letter from newspaper clippings. And several witnesses who have admitted that they supplied other Information .to him for it, have no told that their original source was newspapers. As any Pentagon reporter knows, those pieces that wire written and became source material for Worth's letter, were toned down versions of vicious stroiee given out in confidential interviews, which couldn't be completely Ignored by an honest reporter because of the high rank of' the person supplying them. That's not to say that the Air Force was less guilty than the Navy in handing out "authoritative source' Interviews and planting tips designed to gig the Navy. The Air Force was just it. a little smoother about Worth would have had to have cotton stuffed tightly in his ears not to have heard in practically any corridor of the Navy Department the stories and rumors that appear In his letter. Every single word he wrote had been repeated many times to hundreds of people before Worth's letter ever reached Congress. And many congressmen had heard the whole thing piecemeal before it showed up in the letter. Where the rumors actually started was always sort ef mysterious. Worth's big mistake w as the fact that he happened to be a good writer. He carefully gathered all of the rumors and stories and put them down on paper. That's why he is out of a job today. The ugliest part of the whole Inquiry \3 the indication that a couple of young officers are likely to have their careers hurt lust because they happened to have discussed the B-36 with Worth or because they happened to be assigned to his office. They are no more guilty of inspiring or helping Worth to write his letter than a half dozen admirals and civilian officials. According to established Navy tradition the top officer on an; assgnment must assume the res- ponsbllity for trouble or difficulties under his command. Worth was onl; a third-lev*! official. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersfcine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA> — Exclusively yours; Behind locked studio doors, an Independent film company is shooting "The Secret of the Flying Saucers." A former UI actor, Michael Conrad, and an eastern attorney, Morris Weln, put the script and the company together. Conrad claims he discovered the saucer secret while on location In Alaska for another film. Well, at least It will give theaters an opportunity to ballyhoo saucer Instead oT dish night. • * * Hey, what started this? , ' Film advertising writers are making the switch o[ the century. They're taking the clothes off male stars and leaving the females fully dressed. A whole wave of bare-chested .heroes c^n be seen !n current dim ads. There's Kirk Douglas* manly bosom for "Chnmpion," Alan Lsdd's bare chest for "The Great Oatsby" and now Vic Maturc's torso for "Easy Living" and "Samson and Delilah." If this i^ntinnes. some smart guy cnn make a fortune inventing flesh-toned bleep f*lslcs. Dorothy Shay Is back at the Coconut Grove vith new songs and even more chsrm. She's booked for « month but she stay forever. Snooper that I am. I founc, out something about Dorothy. Her .vcekly salary comes In four figures, but mamma handles all the Shay finnnccs. Dorothy finds check writing and banking too complicated. FINANCIAL PUZZLER . Other day innmnin had a blrlh- dny and Dorothy gnvc her H new automobile. Ill let Dorothy tell it: "I rtldn't want mother to write « check for her own birthday present so I said I'd write It. It was $7900. I wrol- four checks and mnrie a n\hl?kc on every one. •Mother, 1 I said, 'if you're going I king and led 'a small heart to to fet anew automobile, you write king, which East won with the check. I can't do It.' ". Mama wrote the check. • • * Audience howl In "Adam's Rib": Kaf-arlne Hepburn »«js to Spencer Tracy: "There's no dU- frrciu-e between a nan >nd a woman." "Are you kidding?" s»ys See HOLLYWOOD on Page 9 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA SerA-e Intelligent Declarer Beats Out Opponent There is a knack In recognizing a good bridge hand after you have played It. Some players T've me all squeeze plays, others think the most thrilling hands are strip and end plays. When I get a hand from Herman Goldberg of New York City, I can count on It to be an all-around good hand. And he always has a good story In connection with his hnnd. Goldberg says, "Very often you play with n partner who has too much confidence in yon. He will put' you in a slam contract snd then will look at you just as much as to say. 'You can do the Impossible!' " Hcnmn WR.I playing with one of those admiring: partners the oilier night In a rubber game. He held the South cards In today's hand. He said, "Look at my haiid. T passed, and when East in fovrth position bid a club. I though I would shut everybody out of the t . uoc ... bidding by my pre-emptive bid of! sept. 30. ace. At this point if Ea»t had returned ». club he would have de : feated the contract. But as H«r man said, "He did not like the idea of leading into the ace-ten o clubs, so East cashed the ace A 104 *ilfiTSl » A li* « J AAJt VA74 Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gllr«y, D. D. Christianity, like the Judaism out of which it cuue, li a singing religion. How do its Christian hymns compare with the Psalms, which were he great outpouring of Jewish urnlre. to God? Many of the Christian hymns are paraphrased versions of the Psalms, or chants of unparaphrased Psalms. Some Christians, notably among some Scotch Presbyterians, have confined their singing to the P.=alms. But Christian hymns, and songs are almost endless in number, and as varied In their themes, emo- l:ons s and expressions as the Psalms themselves. In that multiplicity and variety there are vast differences In the quality of expression, and the religion they express. Nearest to" the Psalms are ancient and stately hymns of the church, which like the good news of the Gospel, are ever now. Such are, "All Glory, Laud, and Honor to Thee, Redeemer, King," "O Come All Ye Faithful," The Day Is Past and Over," and the Crusaders' Hymn, "Fairest Lord Je-ius," to name a few of these an. cient hymns. Some hymns, widely sung, are, little more than the rhythmic expression of doctrines very limited, and of doubtful validlt yin the deep range of Christian truth. At the opposite pole are the hymns and songs of shallow sentiment, with no depth of sincerity, Jingles that have no relation to great doctrines and truth. What value, if any, attaches to these racy and tuneful songs, that too otten, and among some groups, Imost entirely have displaced the They represent in the field of great hymns of the church? religion the sort of sentimental songs that in the secular field are typical of the music hall and the radio. They are 'not to be entirely condemned. The. yappeal to those who lack the power to appreciate richer and finer things, but for hwom they nevertheless express a measure of faith and sincerity. It Is unfortunate, however, when they attain to chief, or exclusive, use. The greatest of modern hymns, and many recent hymns do seem to m» to be of high quality, are greatest when they re most like the Psalms. A hymn like Oliver Wendell Holmes' "Lord of All Being, Thron- ed Afar," has the Psalm-like appreciation of God in His world. The Psalms were often expressions of personal moods and experiences, significant because these moods arid experiences found so daep a response in the souls of others. Greatest of similar Christian hymns it, l think, Newman's "Lead, Kindly Light." But richest and best of Christian hymns are those which sound the deplnj of love and grace, such hymns as Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," and one that is among the richest and best of ail, the hyrrm of the blind George Ma*h«son, "O Love, That Wilt Not Let Me Go." These sound the riot* of something higher and deeper than man's love to man, or man's love to God—the Love of God, which 1] the Source of al love. North. How long will this great operation require?' She doesnt know; she is only sure that It wiJJ be achieved. In support of this belief she recalled that during th» war with Japan the Chinese armies were forced back to approximately the same line they tiow hold —and flung the invaders back. Says t'hiru Noi Communistic She feels certain that the people of China as a whole do not believe in Communism or trust it, though many are submissive to It now because of circumstances over which Ihey have no control. She envisages a new China which will come through moral and sptr. itunl rehabilitation. She is returning home to resume her place beside her husband In the attempt to make these things come true. . ' She has absolute faith in Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. She la furious over aspersions cast on ^ recently in this country If i My ."Vl?"!? wlth Ma <«ame Chiang ' ?,» atHthelrh °S* ° f h " brother-in- law H. H. Kung. The Chinese statesman and international bank er. She has been In America for f»« monlns on a mission which I think, may b« described as tliaf of unofficial interpreter at this tragic moment in her country's his lory. In any event she has had conversations with many prominent people, including President Truman an ,l C "i- Geor e e Marshall, 8n(1 rather obviously has been present- :ng the urgency of what is hipnenl ng in China. Moral Support Paramount Madame Chiang's return to China will be soon, perhaps the middle ot next month. I asked her if she intended to resume her former active part in the Nationalist defense having in mind that she not only was a most important figure in the coun. cils of war but actually created the Air Force and was Its secretary general. She replied that was her plan Our conversation inevitably cot around to the hotly debated subject of American aid for China. The U S. State Department not long ago Issued a white paper which wrote oif the Nationalist regime as a failure. However, the Senate still had before It a bill which would allow President Truman to spend «15.000 000 on aid for China, and I asked Madame Chiang how she felt on the question of American help. ^. "We need help, of course," she nB Plied, "but the moral support oV America is far more Important to my people than material aid. "The Chinese long have regarded America as their very special friend Now they are hurt and bewildered .Many of us were educated In this country. I myself spent ten of my most formative years here (She is a graduate of Wellesley). I had come to think of myself as one of you-aiid I feel the changed attitude very deeply." Defends Husband Madame Chiang heci studiously avoided controversial subjects ,but It was rather natural for her at thlj point to refer to recent caustic comment In America regarding the removal of Chinese government funds by the Generalissimo to his new headquarters on the island of Formosa. •What would the Nationalist leader be expected to do with the public funds?" she exclaimed. "Wa« ha supposed to leave them in Nan- king to fall into the hands of the Communists? Or was he supposed to take them to safety at the head- quarteis which had been agreed upon by the government? "My husband Is a fine Christ^' man. He has only the Interests or the country before him. Ha has done no wrong." Madame Chiang and the Generalissimo are devout Christians. The religious angle cropped up ag^In when the question of China'i rehabilitation arose. Madame Chiang said quickly: "That can be achieved only through moMl and spiritual growth." "You believe that moral and spiritual changi will come to China?" I asked. "Yes.'"she replied, "It is coming." I recalled at this point tb»t among the several books which Madame Chiang has written is one entitled: "China Shall Rise Again." *KS Rubbar—K-W vuL West North •„• Pass Pass Pa« 14, 3» Pass 4V DauMe Pass Pass Pa« Opening—*Q tt spades. I played the kin;. Ke continued with the jack of spadts which I won vlth the queen. When it came to the last trump play I had the king-ten of diamonds and ace-ten of mlubs In dummy. East had the ace-queen of diamonds »nd the j&ck-nlne of clubs. I discarded the ten of diamonds. East thought for a moment and Hropped the queen «f diamonds. So I led a diamond and threw him in. He had to lead from his Jack-nine of clubs into my ace- ten, and I made my contract." 75 Ycors Age In 0/rftow/Je— The Rev. E. K. Latlmer, minister of the First Christian Church, has resigned as pastor to accept a call to the State Street Christian Church at El Centre, Calif. He will close his ministry here Sunday, Stringed Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL S7 Abstract being 1 Depicted 5* Disorder cjut y«mwc]iin WLW3SS U; JUH SLabtl ( Rttirtd * Wn't« powder 12 Famous 3 Fish eggs Enfliah school * Half, in em ISWingiikepart 5 Mountain lake 14 Possess 6 Dismounted 5S Goddess ot 7 Entrance in • 20 Impresses Infatuation fence again . 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