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Blytheville, Arkansas
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\ lltTTHBVILLB (ARK.) 'CWRTER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL M. THE BLYTHEVELLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AMteUnl Publisher , "'A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdTertlatnj Sole National Advertising ReprwenUtiTei: Wallace Witmer Co, New fork, Chicago Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. _ ^^^^___ Entered as second rlas« matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct ol Congress, October *. 1*11 Member of The. Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ol Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service to \ maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj moll, williln a radius ol 60 miles M.OO get jear, J2.00 for six months. tl.OO for three months; bj mall outside » mile «one. HO.OO pet Ten payable In advance .Meditations Only acknowledge Ihine Iniquity, that tbo» hasf transi-resscd asainsl the Lord thy God, and hist scattered thy ways to the strangers under every jrecn Iree, anil ye have not obeyed my voice, sailh the Lord.—Jeremiah 3:13. * * . * If thou wouldst be justified, acknowledge thy injustice; ho that confesses his sin begins his journey toward salvalion; he that is sorry for it mends his pace; he that forsakes it is at his journey's end. —Quarle*. [Barbs Who remembers when congressmen used to send out free seeds in the hope that they'd raise votes? \ - ..*'.* * Special item for wives; & husband in Ohio broke his collarbone while beating rugs. '• * * * 'Stale air 5s actually Injurious, according to a doctor. Then why* does that young girl next door keep right on practicing them on the piano? • •-'.;'* * . * Now is * good lime to tip yi>u off lo the greatest shoo value of all. Drive the Mks "way from the baby! . •, : ' * * * An Illinois library plans to train pages, How vice just to sit there and read while they turn over. Fear of Harassment Keeps Talent Out of Government President Truman has named a com{ mittee to select a pool of 200 men cap' able of filling the government's top v executive posts. IJe would draw upon 1 this reserve whenever critical gaps de> velop in the higher echelons. That he felt it necessary to suggest - such a pool is a good gauge of how hard it is to lure competent talent to Washington these days. The Eepublicans would say it's all because able men too seldom have confidence in the long-entrenched Democratic administration. But there's obviously more to it than that. * Few men who prize a certain peace oC rnind care to undertake an executive life that exposes them to the constant thrtat of inquisition by senator. The mental and phpsical strain induced by congressional harassment has little appeal for a normally sensitive man of intelligence. Add to this the fact that taking a. government most almost always involves a financial sacrifice and you have enough explanation for today's recruit- ting problems. Before this outlook cnn he substantially bettered, we'll have to see a vast improvement in Washington's moral tone, especially on Capilol Hill. The wild hurling of unfounded charges must stop. Statements issuing irom some congressional offices bear a shameful resemblance to the frenzied catcalls which have long been standard fare in Russia's propaganda organs. This country is full of patrotic citizens who would probably endure the financial loss accompanying government duly if they could he sure high blood pressure, heart disease and other ailments might not also be part of the price exacted. Not to mention the possible discredit to their names hat comes from irresponsible besmirching. Bu! there probably aren't 200 top men in this country who would willingly choose to be ducks in the shooting gallery which now seems to be the favorite sporting grounds of Conress. tarily tome Russian who stalked haughtily out of a United Nations meeting. It's more Jikely to be Ted Williams or Stan Musial. Yes, we're back once more to the *ort of two-level thinking that was symbolized so perfectly by a newspaper office toy who declared breathlessly one August day in 1945: "Russia declared war-on Japan and the Cubs won the first game, 2 to 1." Views of Others They Want to Spend The Army Engineers want to spend M5.000 to build a harbor lor five clam boats, and some pleasure craft, at Sandy Hook Bay, N. J. They also want to spend &7500 every year to maintain it. There already are six other such project! within 10 miles. They want to spend Jl.356,800 to build a project on the Detroit river that would solely benefit the Detroit Edison Co., and they want to do it despite a lack of adequate contribution by local interests. They want to spend $31.802.000 to build, and $30,000 every year to maintain, a project at St. Augustine harbor, In Florida, from which the tolal benefits would be only $8300. These are merely a few of the items of porlc In the Ai-my Engineers 1 »1.840,000,000 bill for authorization of construction projects on rivers and harbors. An authorization bill doesn't appropriate the money. It only authorizes the projects to be placed on the approved list. But as Senator Byrd of Virginia said in debate on the current bill, 99 out of 100 authorized projects are eventually appropriated for. And the Army Engineers already have authorized and under construction pro- Jecls that will cost $4,216.000,000. , • Senator Douglas of Illinois has been trying to take Llie purely pork-barrel projects—the deliberate waste—out of the waterways authorization bill. This waste amounts to J500.000.000. as the Bureau of the Budget has shown In objection! it ratsed to constructing these projects now. Senator Douglas' efforts to do something about the wa'sle in the waterways authorization bill were defeated in the Senate by the overwhclm- Inu vote of 60 to 16. with 30 not voting. How hard It Is to get a member of Congress to vote against the pork-barrel even when he Is aware 'of its wastefulness was exemplified by Senator O'Mahoney of Wyoming. Senator o'Mahoney voted against economy and for the wasteful pork- barrel. In almost the next breath he said: "...1 have no doubt In the world that the record shows there is great waste...." The current pork-barrel is now up to a joint conference committee of the Senate and House, after which It must be voted upon in each chamber again. Will enough Representatives and Senators stand up to the pork-for-your-vote system of buying their complacence toward the waste of billions? Those who do not will be inconsistent with their professions of devotion either to economy or to good government. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Play Ball! The Postman Rings But Once- False Front Bit Look south or the border if you want Lo see the Soviet's latest setback on the labor front. Mex Ico's Fed era tioi\ of Me x ica n Workers, most powerful labor group in aH Latin America, struck the blow for our side. At their convention In Mexico City members voted to pull out of the World Federation of Trades Unions. They broke tics at the same time with the Latin-American Workers Federation, Speakers .branded both RS Communistic. Many will recall that Vicente Toledano, founder of the Mexican group, howled to hfgh heaven last year when our own CIO and AFL turned their backs on the same Moscow-Inspired false fronts. He charged our Phil Murrays and AFL leaders with being warmongers. Toledano had been kicked out or the Mexican body already; now the last vestige of his influence has been purged from H. The stand taken at Mexico City Is an important defeat for the Comln- form. It will far-reaching effect throughout all the Spnnish-and-Portuguese-speaking lands below the Rio Grande. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Moslem-Hindu Feud Important to World Peter Edson's Washington Columr Electric Companies' Lobby Blasts Socialistic Public Power Projects WASHINGTON —(NErt)— Na- flying from Industry spokesmen tional Association of Electric Companies has thrown the switch for Its second annual shock attuck a- gairxst public power. The high voltage charge is—in a flasn—that "the public power trust" Is "lead- Ing the country Into socialism." The transmission line for the public power comaiiies' current illuminating remarks was a press breakfast held in Washington. It was presided over by Purcell L. Smith, president of N. A. B. C., who admitted frankly right at the start that he was its registered lobbyist. EDSON Less than a score o; repatcrs showed up for the ham and egi;s. But there were a couple hundred power company executives present to see, herr and applaud the sparks representing half a dozen regions of the U. S. J. B. Corette, Jr.. vice president of Montana Power Co., spoke [or the five-state Rocky Mountain area. He said the four major power companies there were already servicing electricity to 99 per cent of the population — Including 92 per cent of the farms. But now, charged Mr. Corette, the federal government had a seven-y e a r. $2.000.000,000 program which would duplicate all the existing private power resources, with 83 generating plants and 8000 miles of transmission lines. 'v What the private power companies In the area wanted was only the right to buy this power on long-term contracts, and sell •!£ without competition from public power. Says New England Wants None of It .. Albert A. Cree. president of Cen- nothing to do with this threaten- cral Vermont Public Service Corp., By rifWIU MacKento AP Foreign Affaln Analyst There are few spots In our tem- stuous world where peace Is more mportant ihan on the vast Indian eninsula. There are few situations so explo- said "True New Englanders wai ed public power invasion." Public power advocates, he sal were trying to force 300.000 kilowatts peak loud hydro-electric power capacity on New England, although private business interests had estimated there were only 420,000 kw, capacity now undeveloped in New England. Robert H. Gcrdes, general counsel for pacific Gas and Electric Co., spoke on California's Central Valley development. He charged ' that the government's Bureau of Reclamation was building an 580,000.000 system to go into the power business in competition with P. G. & E. -. John Dierdorff, vice president of Pacific Power and Light, serving the Northwest, had a somewhat different story to tell. This urea has a power shortage, though It has available all the power developed at Booneville and Grand Coulee government dams. "It is obvious that this region See EDSON on Paje 9 Sunday School _esson By William E. Gilroy, O. D. If we could Imagine some nealthy, Icar-eyed intelligent farmer com- ng Into a modern Gotham, we lould have a fairly accurate plc- ure of the prophet Amos, the herdsman farmer, going Into the big city. 11 the long long ago.- This modern farmer might have jo be one of the last generation, be- ore farming itself became sonie- hing of big business, and the far- Tier himself became Involved In the problems and conditions that affect he country as a whole. That farmer, coming from his imple life and tasks, might not be air in all his judgements. He might enow from cx]>erience how true it s that all wealth comes from work and the soil, but he might not real- ze how much that Is fine and vorthy in the complex life and cul- :ure ol modern society Is based upon ,he accumulation of generations of work and productivity. His vision, if clear and uncorrupted, might also be somewhat narrow. . But with great clarity of vision and with a keen sense of life's elemental honesties, he would see many things as Amos saw them in thai long ago. He would see on many hands the struggle for wealth ant poxver. with too often a disregarc of either honesty or the rights anc welfare of others, In that tense pursuit. He would see signs of efficiency in the building and management o the' city, but he would soon b* aware of the corruption and graf that too often went on beneath thi surface. He would observe the widespreai craze for gambling, and the passior to get something for nothing, an the less obvious forms of ease, lux ury and self-indulgence, In whic many lived as actual parasites, giv ing nothing to society In returr for all that they enjoyed. He would see, also, grosser form of evil, the dissipation, the licen tiousness. the disregard of whole some relationships between me and women, the. breakdown of .family life, the poverty. In contrast with great wealth, and the neglect of little children in slum areas, with IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine JonnsoB UN 1 IWL.L 1 VYWWU' XEA surf Correspondent HOLLPWOOD (NEA)— Columbia wants to ballyhoo Joan Caulficld as the doll with Hollywood's most beautiful pair of legs in the newspaper acts for "The Petty Girl." Twentieth Century-Fcx claims Betty Grable has a priority on the title and has protested to the Producers Association. Press agents will fight it out at yawn. ' • * * Small wonder movie moguls are in a Jittery state over the fickle movie public. "The Heiress," which won Olivia de Hnvilland an Oscar, is expected to lose about si.OCO.OQO. maybe more, at the box office. "I think/' she said, "they're a combination or Charlie and me. diaries, Jr., has his father's pantomimic qualities. Sidney Is &how business." IJta sees her sbaud occasionally and says there's no hit- ierriess between them. She explains that her sons have kept them friendly. She's about to embark on Another night club tour. "When I was first submitted as a singer,' 1 she laughs, "a night club owner; wired back: *Lita Grey C'lapltn? I thuoght shs was dead.' You think T look ycnng? You should see me on the nightclub floor with makeup After a \vnary winter of heavy news that all too often had communism as its core, we can turn at last lo that other chief topic of conversation in miel-cen- Uiry America—major league baseball. From now until October, when you hour that someone walked you can relax in the knowledge that it isn't neccs- The gini.t efforts of the building industry have resulted In millions of new dwellings and on all sides are signs that we arc catching up with the housing shortage.—Sen. John \V. Brickcr (R) of Ohio. * * * It is my deepest conviction the future of the United Nations itself and even the future of world peace depend on the case presented by the Chinese government against Russia.—Generalissimo Chiang KM-Shck. * » + The (Chinese) people think ot tUe rump government on Taiwan (Formosa) as one that- they abandoned In disgust. They attribute Its ability to bcmb and shell them solely to its American supplies.—Prof. Owen Lattlmore ot Johns Hopkins University. # * * No matter how you measure ti, the economic situation now is very strong.—Leon H. Keyserllng, acting chairman of the Council of Economic advisers. • * * Keep on rejecting demands thai we resort to police state methods to combat communism. One reason we combat communism is that it U • police Mate government.—William Boyle, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. will make $1,000,000. The Ty Power-Linda Christian heir will be born in London if the stork keeps his promise. Ty opens .on the London singe in "Mr. Roberts" in mid-July after up "An American Guerrilla in the Philippines" for Fox. HutUe McDnnid's estranged husband, interior decorator T.arry Williams, wants lo patch things up, bul Hat tie's in no mood for an n I tier try. , . . Joan Crawford la stzzllnp oter Warner's sncnk releaxr in Nc 1 York of her latest, "The Damned Don't Cry." It opened without ballyhoo after a title change from "The Victim. Peter Lind Hayes, at New York's Strand Theater, Is billed as: "The greatest attraction since popcorn." . . . Writers on the U! lot arc blushing. A portion of the writers' building there hns been designated BR "ideal" by director Henry Kosler as the exterior of a lunatic asylum f^r a sequence in "Harvey." One Star's Family M-G-M is talking ft deal u-ilh Robert Young to film his radio show, "Father Knows Best." using his real life family. . . . Wendell Corey and Hal WaiU.s are 1 na hassle. Wnllls wanted him to work at Paramount on his day* off Irom a Columbia loanout. Corey went lo don't happen to ordinary people. I'm not bragging. "Just take the hand I held the other night," continued Joe, "The opening lead was a spade, and I covered the king with my ace. Naturally, T took the king and the resulting Juvenile delinquency. All this he w'ould see, and a great deal more that would shock him, even in a society in which there is much that is more occasion for worthiness and pride; for it is to oe hoped that the farmer-prophet would not fae a complete pessimist. But he would not be a prophet if he did . not see. the evil, nnd deal with" it. A prophet is a social physician; and what would think of a doctor, who ignored H diseased part of the body to dwell upon how well the rest of the body might be? What- did Amos, and his fellow prophet llosea, have lo say about the evils that they saw? My next article win explore their message. Imaginative Hollywood's out - of-this - world epidemic continues. Now Ida Luplno and Collier Young have taken an option on "Professor Hagge's Private Planet," one of those science- fiction yarns. It's about an atomic scientist who creates his own planet nnd through It controls the earth Dick F^ran is selling hts North Hollywood hone ami moving the family to New York to get in deep into television. Don Amcche Ls about to do the same. > * * • Hollywood's latest yak concerns the producer who was asked by hta ?tory department to buy one of lho;;e yarns about an expedition to the moon. "Call the accounting department," he instructed his secretary. "Find out If we've got any frczen funds up there." Bill Gargnn's son. Bill. Jr., wil make his film debut in papa's indie production of "Martin Ksne, Pri- his lawyer. . Republic's Curd- vate Eye." . Newcomer • KJ96 + J752 VA74 4 A 10 98 4 N W E. 5 Dealer 2S 3 4 K, I 109 85 VQJ103 + 82 VK952 • AQ 1043 South 1 » 2N.T. 3N.T. Both vul. West North East Pass 2 + 2 * Pass 3 4. Pass Pass Pass Pass IS Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Roepke of Racine, Wise., who have visited their daughter, Mrs. P. G. Reichel and family for the past week, are leaving for home tomorrow^ Mrs'. Ru-sell Phillips and Mrs. C. W. Afflick, accompanied by their daughters, Mary Jeann Afflick and Betty Phillips, and Sara Lon McCutchen, went to Memphis Saturday for the Lake Lure luncheon at Hotel Peabody. This luncheon was given for girls who will attend I>ake Lure Camp, at Lake Lure, N. C. this summer, and their mothers. B. J. Allen has gone to Monroe. La., to attend a regional meeting of the Sinclair Oil company. .Mrs. J. Allen Webb, o( Wright City, Mo., returned yesterday to her home after having spent several weeks with her sister, Mrs. G. H. Greer. The Rev. J. Allen Webb motored down for her. it»4 u th&t tcovtnc out ot the Mt> er relations which h»v« be«n keep, ng the 300,000,000 Hindus ol Indl« nd the 100,000,000 Moslems of F;k- stan close to war. Conflict between these two new ationa might easily result iri »n- ther global upheaval. Therefore it's good to be able to eporfc (with, due caution) th^t hlngs are looking better as a result f the efforts of Prime Minister fehru of India and Premier ]M*« |U*t Ali Khan of Pakistan. -»T The recent conference In New Delhi, India, between these two :hiefs of state produced agreement! Calculated to halt the bloody Mos- em-Hindu communal warfare In loth nations. This communal strife of course has been going on for hundreds of years, but it was In. enslfled with the division of the peninsula Into the two states. Mo«- em minorities were left behind in iidla and Hindu minorities In Pak- stan—and these .minorities have lad tough going. • Prime Ministers Meei Now the two prime ministers ar» meeting again, this time in the Pak- stan capital—Karachi. Once more peace is the goal. One thing understood to be on .he agenda is further implementation of the minority . agreeiwmj made in New Delhi. There also are iome knotty trade problems to be discussed, because the division of the peninsula created grave economic difficulties. Then finally there is the red hot Issue of the princely state of Kashmir, possession of which Is claimed by both nations. India bases Its position on the fact that the maharajah of Kashmir, a Hindu, announced his desire to join India at the time of the creation of Pakistan and India. However, Pakistan demands possession on the grounds that the population of Kashmir Is larzely Moslem. Ht War AH But Happens ™ It would be difficult to name » more complicated situation than that, and perhaps it is small wonder that war has all but developed over this issue also. As things stand, the matter officially rests in the hands of the United Nations, and If the peace organization Is successful It will have achieved a major triumph. At th'e outset the U.N. Security Council decided that a plebiscite should be held in Kashmir to determine the wishes of the population. Then the council sent a commission to Kashmir to survey th» field arid halt the armed 'clashes which were going on. This was done, and a truce exists. The latest development is the appointment of Sir Owen Dixon, of Australia, as mediator. Sir Owen is a Judge of the Australian high court and is former Australian minister to Washington. His new job will be to go to Kashmir and iron out the military situation so' that the plebiscite can be held, been given five months to this, and arrives at Lake Success this week-end to receive final Instructions from the U.N. • .' Then Comes Plebiscite Then will come the plebiscite. This will be carried but under the administration of Adm. Chester W. Nimltz, who is marking time at United Nations headquarters. All that sounds easy enough 'n the telling, but Kashmir is a powder keg. The outcome of course depends heavily on the attitudes of India, and Pakistan which, when all is said and done, means In large degree the attitudes of Premiers Nehru and Ali Khan. That's a tremendous responsibility to place on the shoulders ot two individuals. Happily they are old friends, and served together In New Delhi before the two nations- became Independent. Nehnl long has held great power over his people. Premier Ali Khan still has to demonstrate the'extent of his 'own leadership In a great crisis. The late Mahomed .Alt Jinnah, famous Moslem leader, held his people In the palm of his hand as T saw when 1 was In India in 1942-3. His influence will be hard to duplicate, but that isn't to say that Premier Ali Khan can't also turn tht tough trick. ^^ This is a dramatic moment. ^^1 J ed plot secret on "Personal Column" Is an expose of no-sooders who son those lonely hearts ad.' and prey on marrlage-minrtcd wn- mcn. John Eldrciige plays the scoundrel. • • • Litn ("trey Chaplin, looking as young as any Hollywood sl.imor queen, beamed when I asked her what she thought of the careers or • her sons, Sidney | Ch&plin, Jr. Sanders, who Impressed Warner Brothers with his acting, tailed lo impress his wife. She Ictt him lo go back cast to mama. Probably just as well If you didn't hear it on Bob Hone's big TV show, He and Dinah Shore were doing an Eskimo version ol "Baby. It's Cold Outside," when Bob cracked: "If I had knowji you were rom- in» I wnuld have bakcrf a kyuk.*' •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NKA Strvlrt 'Tough Luck' h the careers or Just Poor Playing and Ctnrlc.i "Thincis happen lo mr." -nH mv I friend Joe the other day, 'that thtn the queen ot clubs. Well, you can see that the clubs didn't break." "Now I had only three club tricks. There were only tv.'o spades and two top hearts. So I needed cither a diamond finesse or maybe a 3-3 srcak In henrt-s. Naturally, I marte the percentage play." "Naturally," I commented. Joe looked at me suspiciously, because I seldom agree with him. Then he continued. "I led a heart to dummy's ace. took the ace of clubs, nnd finessed the queen of diamonds, figuring East to have the king for his bid. "Well, he didn't nave it. Back came a spade, and my queen was knocked out. Now I laid dowr. the ace of diamonds, hoping the Jack would drop. But It didn't. "To make a long story short. . ." I.raised my eyebrows at this, but Joe went right on: ". . . The hearts wouldn't break, the clubs didn't break, the diamonds were all sour. . . . Why do thing* like thai Imp- pen to me?" "These things." T told Joe. "are sent to try us. It'll make a belter man of you." How could f tell Joe the truth? Did you notice that his contract was unbeatable If he had only played It right? Joe won the llral trick wlih ihc ace of spade* and then took the king of club». Wlicn he next led the queen of clubs he should have overtaken hit own trlrk with [lum- my'n ncd Then he conM knock out Dm Jack of cluhn by lending dummy's ten. Nothing cnuld .lUW him from Retting 'riiick lo dummy with the ncc of hearts to cfi»h the re»l r,l the clubs. Thrrr were 10 tricks for the apfcliiT, but -Ion iMI1 Ihlnkn lie wax unlucky. Stringed instrument Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depleted musical instrument 12 Unfamiliar 13 Inner court 14 Pronoun 15 Desist 17 Ear (comb, form) 3 Native metaU 4 Not* of seal* 5 Ancienl Peruvian «Erai 7 Trim 8 Laugh to sound 9 Type of bomb 10 Ceremony l« Abstract belnf U Dot 27 Brain passage 42 Mixed type 19 Flower 13 Through 32 Sibling 43 Above • 20 Mire 16 Compass point33 Reach for 44 Remove il Note of scale 21 Rrst m » n 35 Imperative 45 Pace 22 Boy's 25 Face part 38 Concedes 46 Prayer ending nickname 26 It Is played by 40 Wolfhound 51 Thus 23 Scrutinize tlle *' Exist 53 Pronoun 26 Stratagem 28 Accomplish 2» Is tuned in unison 30 While 31 Compass point 32 Its strings are the length. .17 Exists 38 Railroad («b.) 39 Health resort 41 Footless •nimals 4« Turkish title 47 Stsam* 48 Metal pin 49 Miles 50 Rtmovt 52 Constituent part 54Nevjda city iS Regrets VUTTCAL 1 Resources JRacUl

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