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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE 8Ct THE BLYTHEVILLE COUEIEB NEWS ( THE COURIER NEWS oa , H. W. HADJES, pubJiibtr •' ' JAMES L. VERHOETP Editor D. HUMAN, AdYertlaim M*n>|*r (ABK.) COUBIEH NEWS •ol* National Adverttalnj fiepreucutite*: W*U»<» WitmerCo, Ntw York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Mernphl*. Entered u wcond clan matter at th« pogt> olflc* «t BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act at Coop-tat, October », 1*17. ' i Member ol Tt» Associated Pro* SUbSCRIPTlON RATES: Sj carrier In the dtj ol BlythevUJa or any suburban IOWD when carriei service to maln- Uined, 20c per week, or 85o pej month Bv mail, within » radius ot 60 miles (4.00 pet year, $2.00 lor six months, 11.00 (or three months; by mall outside 60 mil* ion* I10 00 per rear .payable IB advance. Meditations When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for. thou earnest down, the mountains (lowed down at thy pretence.—Isaiah 64:3. • • » > , .1 God governs in the affairs ol men; and II a iparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, neither can a kingdom rise without Hl» aid. —Benjamin Franklin. Barbs. Some old folks are just wild about dancing, while the younger ones are dancing about wild. Mother u> interested in the shape of tnlngi to ic'a reading the fashion ads. Definition of a diplomat: a man who can per- •uade his wife she would look (at in a new lur coat. Th» HUM any wh« says, "Give me a loan- Kin out My "LeaTe me alone." A California woman has left her husband eight •tins* but always returns. Who said men couldn't takt Itf Enthusiasm for Baseball Not a Sign of Weakness ' Soma of our heavy thinkers no doubt frowned on the September madness that, • gripped our citizem-y this year, as frjur. baseball teams battled'to a blazing finish on the final day of the two major league pennant races. '=. . 'You can guess what these sober fellows are thinking- Russia has the atom bomb, the country i s beset by crippling atrikes, trouble abounds on every hand; , *nd yet the American people seem to ig- Rore all this while they whip themselves into a frenzy over a game, a mere pastime. ; . Now we wouldn't care to say that alert Americans sought to by-pass their responsibility to acquaint themselves with the critical issues of the time. Of course they must keep informed. But they don't have to dwell on these continuing dilemmas with a pathological insistence in order to qualify as good citizens. .; It is our feeling that there is some- i thing remarkably healthy about the ; mental outlook of a people which, though aware of its problems, can still show more interest in what team the Yankees will field than in how many divisions their Army can field against a possible aggressor. As one sports announcer put it: "it might be a good sign if more countries were worrying about baseball instead of a lot of other things." Isn't it a bit , shallow to conclude that American baseball fury is an unmistakable evidence of . psychological and political immaturity V The game of baseball is a magnif'i- . cent expression of the vibrant spirit of • this country. Energy, skill, patience, discipline, teamwork, and courage are the ingredients of this pastime. It is their display that Americans admire. All these qualities have wider application than . merely in the arena of sport. ; The man who respects them on the Paying field is more likely than not to view them highly elsewhere. Ht is showing regard for traits of character and personality that any nation might treasure as the heart of its strength. , We do not think this is bending over t backwards to read "significance" ,,, to an American custom of long standing : It is not an effort to justify a national weakness. The country's devotion to ; baseball, far from being a weakness, is *s typical of its basic strength as any( thing you can name. Is He Complaining 1 An Ohioii congressman reports from Europ* that he was ahadowed in \Var- *aw recently by a smartly garbed Polish woman. A blonde, no less. The lawmaker, Rep. Wayne; Hayg, says he deliberately zigzagged around hi« hotel and thus convinced himself that the blonde was no mirage but was really pursuing him. That Hays complained about this is a tip-off that he's a comparative youngster. No seasoned oldster would be likely to fret over special attentions from an attractive blonde. If he did tell such » story, chances are it'd be dismissed as the vain boastings of a seeker after lost youth. Views of Others Farm Legislation 3ogged Down in Politics. Washington has been wallowing around in the farm problem for months. II you have tried to follow Its bewildering oratory and congressional bills thereon, you probably feel dazed anrt groggy, and in an exhausted state of knowing less about It than you did before. Superficially, Washington scents to be display- Ing a majestic »upply of Incapacity lor the lob. Actually, that Isn't the explanation—not the whole explanation, anyway. A large reason Is the election looming up' next year. The farm vote is a big vote; and the Democrats and Republicans alike are stepping softly In regard to it, each Intent on corralling ihe same. Meanwhile, under existing farm legislation, the government it. pouring billions Into financing farm surpluses. This too worries many congressmen. They fear that the public may revolt against being persecuted with taxes, and demand an end to all costly farm aid. so there Congress is, between a hot spot and a hotter one. .Host of the members porabably would forsake a drowning relative to get a farm plan that would do the work, and not be expensive. President Truman and Secrelary Brannan want the plan that bears the Secretary's name. Thl« would support grain and cotton crops as now, and subsidize farmers on 'perishable products Congress shudders at the likely cost. The House has passed the Gore bill, which would support prices of 12 products at 90 per cent of parity, and of 10 others at 60 to 90 per cent. The senate got into a snarl over the Antler- son bill, the other day, and sent It back to committee. This bill would raise the parity standard and apply it to the main products, supporting •them 0,1 . sliding scale of from 15 to 90 per cent It has been returned to the Senate. And now on the books, to take el feet Jan 1 1950, if not repealed, Is the Atken Act. Price supports thereunder will range Irom 60 to 90 per cent and must be applied to eight main crops-ma ybe' applied to more. s Such are the highlights of the farm-aid confusion. It 1« outrageous that farming should be mad. a political football. This great Industry 1, the heartbeat of the nation's economy, it Is entitled to protection against ruinous losses- it is not entitled to any guarantee of profits-no Industry Ij. We don't expect superljrjjjsan virtue from elected official,. But we have Bright to expect rational, fair legislation on . problem which-concern, the food, clothing and economic welfare ot •very American. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Warning to the Tax Falsifier It is good news that the Federal Treasury has given the go-ahead sign on the expansion of the Internal Revenue Bureau with some 5000 persons to be added to the staff. It )• even better to itnow that this personnel will be scattered over the country t c enforce the income tax. One of the silliest economies ever adopted was the reduction of ihls staff by the Eightieth Congress. That made It impossible to check up on tax law chlselers In many parts of the country occasional spot checking !• not enough. Checking should be common enough that the person who makes out a false or Incorrect return knows he will, in all probability, be caught. President rru- ruan was entirely right in asking for more checkers and this Congress has done its duly u, providing them. • —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 50 THEY SAY It dees not matter who has the atomic bomb Developments in germ warfare have made child's play out of the atomic bomb.—Director BrocK ChisnoJm, World Health Organliatlon. • • » There Is only one thing worse than one nation having the atomic bomb. That's two nations nav- ini It.—Dr. lUrold C. Urey, atomic scientist. • • • I would stress that productivity or unemployment is the real choice today.—Sir staltord Cnpps, British chancellor of the exchequer. • • » In the old days, it was the class struggle and to hell with, the boss. Now It Is collaboration and concern about the indusliy.-David Dubliuky, head of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. • - * * I want the farmer to feel ho has equality but I don't want him to (eel he has a gold mine in the federal treasury .-Sen. Clinton p. Anderson (D), New Mexico. • « » The U. s. Is not to blame for the present slate of affairs and neither Is Britain. Lon't let n s b i ame each olhsr. Let us Join forces to solve iheui.—Bri- U*h Foreign S«crtt«ry Brnwt Btvln. But Maybe the Other Boys Don't Like to Fish FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1949 Washington News Notebook Women Who Won Right of Suffrage Find Politics Rather Hectic Affair WASHINGTON (NBA)- Today'* . The exceptions such as Margaret professional fighters for the rights "••---- ~ "• - --- mar « are '' or women have a far more modest goal than the vision of political equality with men, which inspired he early suffragette leaders to their noble efforts. The great political purge, the -eat revitalizing or -the whole American governmental process which giving the vote to women waa upposed to produce, never mate- ialized. It has turned out that women really don't give much of a oot about voting. If they do get round to It, It's usually at'their usband's urging. And when they •can the ballot, if they don't see iie name of a man whom they hink to be "cute," chances are hc-y'll follow their husband's advice n the matter. The great social and economic beration which political freedom •as supposed to produce for the a!s has been the other wiy around. Vhat little polltic»l Influence they xert today has largely been won hrough the social and economic liberation they got at first. And those freedoms have been won more by such crusaders as Max Factor and Hattie. Carnegie than by the professional women's right* fight- ~ra. In short, the women who bother to worry about It are now ready to admit that politics is a man's game ^mnony u —Perle MesU, Ginger Rogers' moth- later, her " _ . fj ^ ht ^ Be| . er and Bogey's Baby notwithstanding. .It will be recalled that the latter two women figured rather inconspicuously in the congressional Hollywood Commie probe a couple of years ago. Chase Smith and Helen Gahagan Douglas have been too rare over the years to prove anything except their rarity. Proof of all of this can be found in the big new program of the League of Women Voters which has Just been launched here. A spokesman for the League -calls it, "the most ambitious drive this organization has ever undertaken."The official announcement explains It as "a series or eleven regional conferences to train leaders of the League in ways to arouse women voters to accept party responsibili- " ty." ML« Anna Lord Strauss, national president of the League, sounds the following keynote: "The connecting link between you and .your government official U the political party. High government olHcials will make the final decisions on problems of peace and prosperity, but It is the political party that determines who these officials shall b«. You can tike an active part in the politics! party if you wish. 'Politics u everybody's business'." Compared to the fitfillng talk of such old-time leaders or women as Susan B. Anthony, Miss strauss's keynote is pretty mild. It would certainly be a shock to Susan B. Anthony to discover that 100 years degenerated Into to use it. . en the voU had fight to jet them Show 'Em the Way The big excus* that the League Stves today for women railing to HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NBA! — A famous star prominent in recent news headlines was called to the telephone In a Hollywood night club. His Indignant wife was on the other end of the wire "How did you know I was here? stuttered the film hero. "It was simple, darling," cooed his wife, "I i."lcphoned the district attorney's orfict. They Always know- where you arel" • • • Sign of the times »dv. In a Hollywood trade paper: "For Sale, star's beiutlful furnished hon-e at Palm Springs Swimming pool, three bath housw "Cost $140,000. Want offer." The star is Frank Sinilra. OSCR Homolka heaCs (or London after completing RKO's "The White Tower." He'll talk to Korda about a movie giving a behind the scenes glimpse into the North African invasion. • • • I askcrt Claudr Kalns If he though the rnovlc; would »ur- vlre TV. I think h e ,,. mmtd )t r? ne.tlv with: "All noriei hare to do Is be rood." Esther Wtni am5 has adJed a restaurant to her business enterprises She also own, a grfsollne station and an interest In a line of bathing ?! W H , Uuls Calhe "> Inherits the Buffalo Bill role Intended for Frank Morgan in "Annie Get Your Gun. UI wanted Marilyn Maxwell to i, lrn redhead for "Outs rtc the Wan." Marilyn kept outside the argument and will remain a blonde. fat on the ack T t. con 'P I| nient for Charles LauRhton. ire read f scene . from „ t! . Ca " sr " lo * Eroup of EIIR- llsh teachers H UCLA. Later, one tnchn aikee! t» M« how h. wlit By Enklni Johnson SUff Corrnpondent the scene. Laughton replied: "I reid It as Shakespeare wrote It. Why did you think I edited it?" "Because," said the teacher, "it »'ts the first time I «ver really understood It." • • * Herbert Marshall's IS-year-oId daughter, 3arah, makes her Broadway debut this winter In "Harlequinade," which Maurice Evans Is direction. . . . J. Arthur Rank quietly Is trylni to sell- two of his studios In England—one at Step- See HOLLYWOOD on Page 7 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKtnncj AmfMca'i Card Authority Written for NEA Serrlce Here's Instruction On Smart Playing While practically every city has a bridge club, It Is surprising that there are not more bridge clubs W.e alt «ck congenial companionship, and thr.t la what bridge clubs provide. Of course « married couple can invite another couple In for an evening of bridge, but perhaps the husband and wife do not get nlonj well as bridge partners. And what about the people who are alone? They can (to to a bridge club, sit In a foursome und enjoy an evening of bridge. Murry Ollphant lik*s to spend an evening at the Mayfalr Bridge Club in New York City, after a heavy day at his plant, where he manufacture* confirmation and iraduatlm eU-tsm. Todty-i hand take a significant place in' U S politics is that it's just too tough for them to get started in the game. This drive, apparently, is to cure that by showing them how to get started. . A pamphlet- calleo "What's the U. S. to You?—a Quiz," is to be the Bible and guide of the League's drive. The publication Is unique in that none of the questions which are asked in it are answered. The questions are supposed' to be so challenging to the female mind that they send the reader off in hot chase for the answers. Then when she finds the answers shell be -all fired up to get into politics. A League spokesman explains the interesting reason for a pamphlet in this unusual form. For six years the League staff tried to get one out which was to be called "Know Your Party." They finally discovered that there wasn't enough difference between the principles of the national Democratic and Republican organizations to fill even a. small pamphlet. Then they discovered that there were too many differences among the state organizations of the same party for even a. large pamphlet to try to explain. So they put all or the unanswered questions which they had ben collecting over a period of six years and made a pamphlet out or them instead. By flooding the country with the League's new quiz publication and with the 11 regional conferences Miss Strauss hopes th'at by the 1950 election, "all women will be active workers In the pirty or their choice." came up in a rubber bridge game at the culb. Ollphant sat South, and made an opening distribuoional bid of one spade. His partne- made a Jump shirt bid of three diamonds, and they arrived at a rather doubt- Oil phut »KJIS* »A108 *None Rubber—Neither vul. — W«at North EaM '* £"• 3* p as , 3 V PUB 3 A PACC 4* P« 4N.T. ?£ 3« P.» S* p ass <* Paw Pass Pay Opmtaf—* A u fill slam—but Murray made It In the followlig manner. He trumped the opening l eat ] 0( the ace of clubs and led the four of spades to dummy's ace. A small spade .was led from dummy and East won the trick with the king East elected to return a diamond which Murray won with the ten- spot. The queen of spades picked up West's last trump, then Murray proceeded to cash the balance of the diamonds, discarding two hearts from his own hand. I h«ve underlined the cards left In c«ch hand lit this point Murray led the queen of clubs from dummy. If East ru.d not covered Murray would have discarded another heart .When East covered with the king of clubs, Murray trumped with the ten of spades and discarded hit losing heart on thi food ten of clubs. Red Purge in Czechoslovakia Proof of Aims of Communists Sunday School Lesson By William E, Cllroy, o.D The prophet Isaiah, greatest of the early prophets of Israel, and some would say the greatest of all Hebrew prophets, lived and prophesied in the elgth century before L-nnst- The kingdom consolidated by King David, and his son, Solomon r 0r ,° v ; er a hundred years before Isaiahs time had been divided hito the Southern Kingdom, or Kingdom of Judah, and the Northern Kingdom, or Kingdom of Israel, or Samaria, isniah prophe- dnrn n f So » lhc ™ Kingdom, during the four reigns of uzziah Jotliam Alias and Hczeklah (Isaiah l:l> At about the same time Amos who Is not to be confused with Amoz, the father or Isaiah was prophesying ,„ the Northern Kingdom, but that kingdom fell never to be re-established, In the Assyrian invasion of 722 B.C. The times were times ol Invasion and violence, and (he miracle of the prophecies is that such visions of hope and peace, of comltv between nations, sl, ould have come out of such experiences of the ^m^^'ssss SHin P S\H^ hope of a peaceful' wo'rV ner" This might well b e the erontP*! and deepest thing about the prophesies. It links them with our times, and it ^marvelous how their vision and hope have kept alive through all the ages. Two things above all characterized Isaiah. a deep love for til's peopie. and a deeper love for Gort He was devout and earnest, but also marked by an Intense courage and a self-sacrificing spirit. He Is a type of those born t. «! the B " d • prlvel<lge ' w ho hav fellowmen above all else Various references indicate that Isaiah i born to high social rank. He f'j^W-£V£ o^ r^i/rpie.T also ^ puX r«r •£?•„« o prophesy unpleasant truth to the people whom they loved, and " tans home to them (heir sins i me impending doom that their real 05 " 11 ° f °° A amJ r ' sht made Tradition is that he met death by being sawn asunder, though the ancient records of the Book ol Kings do not .-confirm this. But he chose deliberately to be God's voice and God's messenger, it was a dangerous but noble calling. He looked out upon the nations from the viewpoint of an Ideal la e o 7 • G0d '° ft hlgh mteht be a powerful anrt leavening influence^among the larger empires leading them into a true religion of peace and comity. How much of this prophetic vision was realized? How much a prophet's dream, that still remains to be fulfilled? These questions I shall seek to answer In future comment. + The Red i -ge which Is swcenln. Czechoslovakia Is furthei proof if more were needed—of Moscow's d» termination to establish world com" immlsin, and f lh e tremendous ef~ "??"?'° f lhe machine which back* that determination, cks The c.mmunlst government !„ Prague, which grew out of the RU" sinn military occupation at the ^ of the war. in the outset has en countered widespread resistance" ineffective, efforts by the a, horlJ ties to bring recalcitrant citizen, into hue finally have resulted in a wholesale purge. This Is describe,! m news dispatch^ as creating * fear hordTlng on hysteria am the population. mong By day and by night peonic ar. being arrested, and many of th r nortedly are beini; sent to n , or labor »»^ U s. The drive Is; ,!2£ o be innlnly against, the pronS? tied class, ami businesses are heln, co seated. The chief cn,f SC5 of tins upheava' are threefold- 1. The Intense fervor of the r,p n pie as a whole for their demo,-™,"" Czi-clis Cherish Frep,] um rn order lo get the full sl-nifi = hV*^ n « h Srf ^ dons pride of the Czechoslo k 3 "" IS Years Ago In Blytheyilh — There were 40.072 bales of cotton ginned m Mississippi county prior Miss Marian Cooley has returned to Knoxville, Tenn. where she attends the state university. ^ Mrs. W. S. Langdon went to Memphis yesterday where she will spend a week with her daughters, Mrs. Byron Bartholomew and Mrs C. L. Smith and their families The Rev. and Mrs. E. K. Lallmer and daughters will leave tomorrow for their new home in El Centre Calif. £s2£sff-.?i any big nation be allowed to t re pass on their sovereignty. er, came the second""wollrf" I,"!* which resulted in the Russian A Red government .s-.v President Ed- hoslovakia, of a broken heart, it saw-Fo^ign MU^ter Jan n± a Z k ',l° n - of the f «t"^ of his '" h "' apartment.'and 0 '"- clrcumslanccs created If^^HFa^gS The fight between the Communists am the Catholic Church has been biter. Many prleste are reported to have been arrested be- "~'f 5< ti rcf usal to submit to Red taflon and churches thus have m- left without . their pastors Meantime ~,., rsC5 in commun i sm ' are said to have been installed in the schools. ; • The Red government apparently Intends to Ho a thorough-Job of house-cleaning with Us present purge. Among the latest developments Is the springing up of » new nationalized businesses in Prague In shops whose owners hart been arrested by the police TJ|| government also has taken whW. appears to be the first steps toward collectivization of the rich farmlands of the country Naturally the question arises whether the fiercely independent general public will stand for this Communist -rack-down. However, Before you can answer that quei/>/ you have to answer another one: whether it likes It or not, what can t!:= public do about it. with Communist police and military In the saddle? Obviously we must wait to see. This may be a highly Important test case. A police roundup of private firearms started last night throughout the country. 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