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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 18, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COUHI13II NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 18, 19-16 COUBDSB NEWS THB OODR3B MZWB OO H. W. KADOBB. SAIfDZL F. NOR Wltmer Atlanta. Co, New York. Ohla«o, D»' • Published Every MWrnooo Kmpt Sunday u lecond clm«» matter at tbe port- et Blythevllle, ArtuuuM, unfler «* ol Ooo- October ». int. ; Served by the United " rr " SUBSCRIPnON ".'.By carrier' to the tits ol BJyUwrUle ot any Durban town where carrier eerrlce U maln- nitaed, 20c per week, or 8Sc per month. mail, within a radlm ot 40 mile*. MOO per T. 12.00 (or sli months. 11.00 for three month*; mall outside 60 mil* tone 110.00 per rear Spy Story "* A spy story even more startling than •the recent and still vague account of Russian activities in Canada is that 'Contained in a series of NEA Service ;8Jspatchcs from Stockholm, revealing •• : the German espionage 'system there 'during the war. "''The Nazis' spying is .water over the '3am,, to be sure. And it didn't win the ',\var for them, true enough, largely be- 'tause the Allies had a spy system, too. [J}ut the fact remains that the Nazis •trtul a vast collection of secret knowledge which prolonged the war and 'isost thousands of lives. -.!' Conversely, our lack of secret know:? r erlge also cost lives. How different vffjight the story of Pearl Harbor have ••been if we had hijd an efficient and ^well-established espionage system in nature of spying. Bui loward the infinitely more important matter of knowing what other nations are doing, can do, and mean lo do, we have maintained a sort of Boy Scout attitude which may have been high-minded, but which was unrealistic and dangerous. The Nazi spy revelations from Sweden arc worth reading. They reveal an intricate, far-flung, ingenious, and efficient organization which was probably not peculiar to the German government under Hitler. To its members, espionage was a full-time job, and a big one. It may be hoped, now that we have set up a peacetime intelligence or espionage service in this country, that it, too, will be a full-time activity. Its job of collecting, correlating, and interpreting information will probably disappoint the devotees of the spectacular and glamorous. Hut the result will give us some invaluable national insurance, if the effort is given the importance it deserves. If the Truth Were Known Ort; Bar, BOV/ »4M i •io 6£T BACK fb AT LAST/ u * IN HOLLYWOOD. ?.'!.We had no such system, however, 'J$?cause peacetime spying has always Deemed to Americans ;an exotic and re- irprehensible business. It was all right <-:as material for cloak'and-tlagger melo- i$ntma. And \ve would evert admit, with '.;{. pained look, that perhaps some- t'oi" :;£ign countries indulged in this sneak- :jpg occiipation. But Airiericans, never. "We, were too 'decent^ sporting, and ••csndicl. -' ; . ;'i! j Tliat is substantially what the ordi: ftary citizen seemed to think. And a]> •jkrently the ordinary^ citizen's elected ,','^ervants in Washington thought like- ^ise. At any rate, we "never have had • 3 eyen a second-rate intelligence service functioning abroad Qxcept in time of ]}',*< The rest of the world's great nations VS— and most of its small ones— did, of (Bourse. And, while we Americans may hljave prided ourselves on our moral {.jsuperiority to such goings-on, we must •.'have looked pretty foolish to other 1,-jljpuiitries. We actually were, and we ;j'§hould have had to admit it,' and more, •;K we had known; the shocking truth •••><rf just how much friendly and tnr u'iriendly governments alike knew about >"<3ur secret business. ; ijij Americans don't gag. at the know- •'I'ledge that football games are scouted. ^Investors seldom : turn down a good • •business or stock market tip, even '".though such things can be in the Too Much to Bear The western democracies and Russia have long since learned to endure and ignore Generalissimo Francisco Franco's tirades against "liberalism" and his praise of his own "perfect" state. But a Madrid broadcast, following the three- power invitation to democratic Spaniards to remove thier dictator by peaceful means, took a new tack which is almost too much for the stomach to bear. It was not Great Britain or the United States, said the Madrid radio, which thwarted Hitler's plan to incorporate Spain into the Axis and thus dominate the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Near East. No, it was Generalissimo Franco. Such a statement, in the face of Franco's record and coming on the heels of publication of his affectionate correspondence with the Axis dictators, is almost incredible. How can the Franco-controlled radio expect any reading and thinking American or Briton to believe it? How can it hope that American and British seamen will forget the times that German submarines, after attacks on Allied vessels, would surface in Spanish waters, run up the Spanish flag, and probably literally thumb thnir noses at the thwarted pursuers, who could not fire on a "neutral" flag? By EKSKINK JOHNSON HOLLYWOOD, March 16. (NBA) A GI tokl it lo Jack Haley one night at a Hollywood bar. A .sailor is oil his way to marry liis childhood sweetheart, The two of them are ready to devote their lives to a blue-eyed orphan. The sailor and two pals fought together through six Pacific Invasions. Only one of the three, a. coxswain, hud someone important lo come home to—a baby girl who awailcd his return In a loundling homo the mother had died in childbirth. At Okinawa, the coxswain was mortally wounded. His last request wtis a plea that one of his pals promise to make a home for orphaned child.. Which one of us?" the two asked. Either," the dying coxswain said. "Decide between yourselves.' So while death reached out for another victim, two sailors in bat- tie eeur knelt in the passagcwaj outside of Ihe sick bay and decided the future of a gurgling infant with a pair of dice. AQUATIC 1'UAISE? Lillian Fontaine, mother o Oiivia de Hnvillanri nnd Joai Fontaine, who plays the role o Jane Wyinnu's mother in "Th Last Weekend," received a lette from a fan who said: "You wer Lost Weekend'." "I haven't fig tired out yet," says Lillior "whether it was a compliment o not." Hearing about Charles Bick fords nomination as a favorit with Ihe matrons, Lillian quipped: "If Bickford csn be the matrons' pet, why can't 1 be the octogenarians' dream?" The Clark Oable-Grcer Carson movie. "Adventure," continues to et new box office records, despite universal panning from crilics. Nobody likes the picture except udiences. Marilyn Maxwell tells us she'll lie suit for divorce against her adlo-announcer husband, John ;onti, Immediately after complet- ng work with lied skelton in The show Off." Then she hoix-s o go lo South America for a night lub engagement. S South Americans go for blondes,I'll be terrific," Marilyn chuckled, as long as the peroxide holds ml." Like Ihe bobby soxers, Marilyn is a Sinatra fan. She was istening to his recording of Nancy" between scenes. Skelton. by tile way, thinks his', o!c in "The Show Off is the bestji Mm part he's ever had. "It's a straight character for a change," 1C said. "There's no falling down and no slapstick." Six months after his release from the Army, Red finally got an apartment in the big apartment house he owns. But his furniture, in storage, can't be delivered for another three mmths. Rochester never stops advertising his bos.s. Jack Benny. Every time lie answers the set telephone at M-O-M, he bellows, "Mr. Benny's house." We like Alfred Hitchcock's favorite story about eating. The director tells of the cannibal mother who took her son to the witch doctor mid complained, "Doctor, I don't know what is Ihe matter with him. He Just won't eat anybody." WASHINGTON COLUMN Relief Needs Of 1947? SO THEY SAY The clanger of 1946 repenting 1919 is so great' that ail producers groups, Hkc fanners should back up the OPA to the limit for one *more yctir. Commerce, 1 Secretary Henry A. Wallace. * * * My men liiivc strict orders not to mix in politics rmd offenders are severely punished. They are Tree to rend nny propaganda they \vish from the Wnrstnv government, and every man is completely free to leave if he wishes.—Gen. \Vladsla\v Anders. Commander Polish Second Corps "stranded" in Italy. .-„ . THE STORYl CoIlB In ple*M4 |:-tT|th th« !iou»e. tell* Ann II- -will I ftrve n* n good rerOBUve D AB 1 1 on ,'fpr hrr. He vrantH (o kvnvr frhat ' fc'tr plan* nre now, aftktf about i'Jock. Ann «dmll» ••« hiftn't I'** 1 ™ *To*k all winter, .nut m»7m r. ••<•.'» goinK lo Iloll7~*roo4 for to Kft *Tr»r from lio «lp. Warn C«tln ir- i.loirn go«« !,*,«r nonr, Ann kinne« him 1m* ^ ^nlnlvely, KHJ-BI "Yaa*re BHCB a. ^ .T$rr nvrell p«raon, Colin Drake , ~-onc of tM« very Blccvt people ';ii tke vrorld." ' IX ; evening Ann returned from Colin turned it down a little. He looked into Ann's [ace nnd said soltly, "My dear—" and togellier they moved back to the davenport. Sitting there, Colin's arm about her shoulders, Ann fell curiously content. "Ann," Colin said. She turned her face lo his, nnd he kissed her—gently at first, and then with more insistence as he found In her an answering passion that met and matched his own. Presently she said, halfway be• Hollywood, sunburned and re-, tween laughter and tears, "Oh, "Darling! Of course you're not —quite the contrary, in fact. How shall I put it—I'm young and healthy, and so arc you—but it.'s just that it wouldn't be giving you EI square deal. You're such a splendid sort of person, Colin. You deserve the best." Colin walked over to the fireplace, and leaned his elbow on the mantel. "Do you think I'm too old?" he asked casually. "Don't be silly. I'll be 24 day after tomorrow myself.'* "I was 33 last month." i "Yon didn't tell me when it was your birthday," Aim said reproachfully. "A 39lh birthday is not something to be celebrated—not when you love someone who is 15 years younger," he commented dryly. BY PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 18. (NEA) —Signs now point to the need for continued relief to the wur-ravngcci parts of the world even utter UN- RRA—the United Nations Relief nnd Rehabilitation Administration —officially goes out of business, at Ihc end of 1946 in Europe and in the spring of 1947 in China. UN- RRA itself will not be continued, no matter what tile need. Whatever relief work remains to be done will then become the responsibility of the United Nations Organization. . Careful nppraisnls of ihe world food situation today indicate no alternative to United Nations' handling of food distribution in the countries where there will be croi) shortages in 1047. Failure by UNO to provide for the food shortage areas would mean a return of power politics, exercised .through food distribution. Countries with food surpluses, or the ability to acquire surpluses, would dominate ths countries with food" shortages, if the United Nations failed to handle the problem. Administrators who have built up the UNRRA organization feel that 1 it should be taken over by the United Nations Organization to carry on whatever relief work is necessary next year. Allotting the UNRRA staff, to disband after it had built, up the field forces and gained the experience necessary, would ihean or'y that UNO would have to build up a new team to take its place. UNO COMMISSION' ATTENDS UNKKA MEETINO A move in this direction will probably be made at the UNRRA Council meeting, convened in Atlantic City March 15. At thr London meeting of UNO. rcprc-sentn- . lives of 11 nations were placed on ; a special commission lo sit in us : observers at Atlantic City. This lays Hip groundwork for the world or- lion in the four principal countries having surpluses — the United States. Canada, Australia, and Argentina, since Argentina is not a member of UNRRA, whatever exports can be obtained from that country must be bought, and paid for by the other United Nations. A bad crop year in any of tlic major ood producing countries woulc nakc the problem even worse. A reduced consumption in al countries, whether surplus producing or deficit receiving, is consi dered the only way in which world food crisis can be avoided. 1 is not nice to be an alarmist, bu that is the situation as it faces th UNRRA Council delegates meetiiii in Atlantic City. Wliile You Wait Hata Cleaned and Blacked 30 Minute Service The John's Shop SC3 W. Main Si. American Artist. In Uecatur, Ala., self-propelled barges and other small landing craft are manufactured TOO miles from the nearest salt water. SIDE GLANCES HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured American artist ]3 Trustworthy K-AI1 J5 Man's name 10 Jumped on ..o:'.(? foot IDUncooked 20 Fury 22 Ache 23 Entrance in fence 24 Odor 3 Wild ass 4 Myself. 5 Tree 6 Halt! 7 Existed 8 Finish 9 Niton (ab.) 31 Intones 10 Angry speech 11 Declaims 3? Earthwork 12 Latest 33 Interstice 17 Parent . 35E<iui-anglcd 18 Mixed type polygon 21 Naval officers 36 Vanquish 23 Kind of opal 37 Natural fats 26 Lateral parts 25 Strained 41 Disorder .27 Concise 26 Small bit 42 Near. ' 28 Peak 29 He was born —i Missouri 30 Sun god 31 Jutting rocks 34 Whisper 38 English bay 39 Sits for portrait •N Fruit drinks 41 Tangles 45 Garret 46 Now (Scot.) 47 Writer 49 Driving command 50 Flowers 43 Symbol for , thorium J -S\ 44 Liquid food jj .47 Ready "| 48 Railroad Posti Office (ab.) { SI Irish (ab.) , | 53 Rhode Island i (ab.) -J Jti^ed, Colin invited her to have \ Colin — damn you, Colin, rfruijner in the r • new house with him. ife went inlo Seatlle to get her land drive her back to Port Drake. ;^,*jlrs. Christmas met them al Ihe door. " 'Bout lime you was gel! tin' back," she said. She looked 'Ann over carefully. "Huh, been '|t^rvin' yourself, I see. Well, we'll fi£ that soon enough." .'X'Ann hugged her briefly. "Aren't iWu glad to see me?" she de- Wuuled. •|";Mrs. Christmas said, "llm. f^aybE. Dinner's ready/' she said, .'.'scon's you are." '»•'As Colin look Ann's coat, he ^tojiked al her searchingly. "tp''be here?" s-.'il'Vcry nice, Colin. How I love 'this place—conceiled wrelch lhal .•ram!" haven'l you made love lo me before? We've wasted so much time—" *'D,id you want me i/>?" "So very much," she said. "Oh, Colin-.—why hnvcn'l you?" He shook his head, and didn't answer. Then, tightening his arm about her, he said, "You love my house, Ann—I wonder if you could love il enough lo lake me on with it?" Funny — and very humble — of Colin lo word his proposal like that. Her first proposal, loo—. Something in thai thought so- 'Nice | bered her quickly, and taking his face between her hands and kissing him to soften the words, she said, "My dear, I can'l marrj you." ''•/""•OLIN," Ann said slowly, :'^:;Mrs. Chrislmas served their ,«»ftner in Ihe dining room, and j ~V"ERY quietly Colin released her •vanished afterward. They look • and picked up a cigaret. As he HJe.r own coffee into Ihe living 1 held a match lo it, he inquired ii fHom, and sat together on the a detached manner, "Why not :rtavenport before the fireplace, ~ ' : \0iere a small fire of alder logs I'lq'ok Ihe chill off the evening air. 1 happy yet, of course—perhaps it' iXpn set her coffee cup down on merely my sunny optimism tho •th* low table beside her, and Snuggled back inlo Ihe corner, iucking her feet up under her. >'ii'Dance?" Colin asked, lover lo lurn on the radio. 1 I'll admit I haven't a very goot record. I've never made a woma _L I makes me so sure I could niak you happy." I "May I have a rigarcl. Colin going Thank you. Because—oh, it sound so horrid when I say it, but I don * ^She tossed her cigaret into the I love you—" Jijeplaco, and he took her hand "A momc .oment ago," Colin :$•»• to.her leet They slowly, "you rather led me to be*_-^./_ ^»,, .ii-.v . - *-• t .. .' ii___ Ii;-,.- ju „* r - 1 t . , 'I'll be honest with you. For several inonlhs now I've had a new dream-picture. Not anything I consciously Ihought up, but there—in the back of my mind, ve seen myself as your wife, ving with you in this house, taring your life. I like you bet- er than anyone I've ever known —I admire and respect you. I've anted—and hardly knew I .cd— you lo make love lo me, nd bring Ibings to a head—and hen, when you did, I suddenly calized what a lousy tiling I'd be doing to you if I accepted you ndcr those conditions. I want o be fair to you, Colin—" He looked down at her, and "milcd a little. "My dear," he ;iid. "I'm really old enough—and experienced enough—to judge for nysclf what would be fair lo me. Would it make any difference M t told you that whether you love me or not, nothing in the world would moke me so happy—could make me so hnppy—as to have you for my wife? Would it make any difference, Ann?" Ann hesitated only a moment, before she rose and went over to him. She put both hands on his shoulders, and looked into his said eyes. "Colin," she said softly. (lopped •"«• • beside . the ' then radio, and lievc thai I am at least not ac- lively distasteful to you." . , think I'll be .a very good wife to you." (To Be Continued) ganization to take over where UN- HHA leaves off. The need for continued relief in the war-torn countries next year is said to result from failure to supply what was required in The world denuuid for wheat, tor instance, was put at 20 million tons this year. The supply is 12 million tons. Shortages of fats and oils arc even worse. Deficits are not confined to fonds. There are shortages of seed, fertilizer, draft imimals. livestock, and poultry. In some areas the s apes of grains are so acute lhat s" <i grain is being used for food, thus further reducing the 1016 crop. If livestock herds and poult vv flocks are built- up, they will h:ue to rat into feed supplies wliu-li should go lo provide a better chr: for people and so save human ;i\i- .'\nlmal husbandrymen now that II may take 12 years tn stot e the number of livestock .Europe to pre-war levels. IDlfi HARVEST CANNOT END TUOBLEJl Up to this time, the rn has been put on gelling Ihe lorn countries through this -. and spring, until the crmiiim vest in late summer. The new n:i- praisal which confronts th.' r\- HRA Council mcetine in Allan: City presents a rm-tino of rary relief when llu 1 ne\v begins lo come in. mil i! is n.< now considered i-'W'blc for ti.i first postwar harvest to supply : reserve bip enough lo carry nations with food deficits nver until the harvest of 19*7. Already the iwincipal couuti-.:.. on relict—Poland. Yn : :os!;r.«. [i ,'.-,•. Greece', and China—arr crying they are not gellnii: the alliv.ui.nv; promised them. Those^- i>i UNRRA will be raised on the Council meeting floor. The solution to this situation i coinc only through greater produc- by Galbraitfi 52 Tumult 54 Begins 55 Aims VERTICAL 1 Dryness 2 Roman poet ur Boarding House with Ma j, Hoople EGRD 3P\SOSi? ARE SO F DOU-ftR MfXV eov TOMORROW ? -"-1 R A GOLDHSi AGE \MI-\EM ADEQUATE LUKsCHEOM PLL5S E« OF SR.E\M COST A UW,' R.EM1MD M6 TO REOPEt-i THIS SUSPECT APTER X FISilSVV PIGURIM, M.1STAU HEftREO <,\-2--Z. HOOPL6 UPPED TH' HOW RPCTES 15 PERCEKST EF AAV PW RI2- PiK.V01SE,HO\M MUCH RUDE SW-REV \NOUU3 . CPTTCH , \FFEKWOO E.VJER. FlY. TO PAY ME SOMB " ^—1 never caldi roUl any inoi'C and a few days olt'!"_ ._; '..... TOSS CURSOUS OF THE EARTH'S OCEANS WOULD HAVE TO BE LOWERED TWO AML-E.S IN CffDEE TO ASAKE. THE J.AHD AREA Of OUR GLOBE E^'ALINStZE TO THE WATER. AREA. IS ONiW TOKEhi.f'OLKS, TUWS ByJ. R- Wiliiams Out Our Way CHIPMUMK. \ -NKT DIDM'T \ THItxikL ABOUT I T STOME I ALL. 1 ,^ !\ \>r-- - Ji^-^-A. \\ ( \ I '\ 'SOMETIMES YOU cu/ws DOWN A A\OUNrAIN B. 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