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t> AUE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NKWS MONDAY, MARCH 25, 19-1G BLTWHVILJJ COURIER NEWS AftamooB bop* Bii&tar _____ at ttw postdate tt Btyttertlla, ArtrtnMi. aoaar «ct ot Ooo- /October », mi. atrrad ty th« ontxa mm at «ny -,- ... , BUBSOBIFnON RATM — By ehfrter to tin tttj dt Blytberffle «ilVnlnii ftnrn r^— earrKr Mrrlo* I* uiued, 90o per week, « We per month. By mtll. wttHin » ndlw o* 40 mitt* *tM per yen, *ajtf'for*iti month*. »LOO for tiwe* mocthi; 1a'$jiffi''akxa» to mile «OM. *HM» per rear D*ymUe In Mr|jruman's Optimism - ^li ever ^''statement needed amplifying •' it is President Truman's belief aadVrather .va'gue 'assurance that lie is not ^alarmed about the international situation and .that he is sure that "we will-work it out." ::The American—and British—people certainly would-appreciate from Mr. Truman an .explanation of his optimism as'-'explicit"'as'security and diplomacy permit, *jh&ttati/-. they are given two slight seri'tfences,, which 'treat an oliylpiiSly, dangerous condition in a casual, 6ff-hand manner. Consetiuent- ),v/it is 'little wonder that the comfort to'be found in the President's statement is almost as brief as the statement'.itself. S The people are to assume that there fs no' 'danger' of war next week or next month, and that the touchy re- Icttioiis!' between America, Britain, and Russia will soon be smoothed out. All of us, devoutly wanting to believe •this, would breathe a little easier if. we know how it is to be done, and By whom. y The President of the United States 'jjjlearly possesses a great deal of information in situations like this which is denied to the press and public. It wiayofr that Mr. Truman knows future Hioves and plans, future policies which gerrniChirh" an a^iry)- smiling dismissal Sf a couTse~6f events which has thrown pillions into-a state of- gloomy ap-' aPs, he knows that Premier 'present policy is directed at security'"and not'at imperialistic expansion, and that it will shortly be abondor.ed. Perhaps he knows how AngloVpVssmn relations will speedily be-improved. .Perhaps-Mr. Truman';knows in what manner^ .the three powers' conflicting interests,.in MiddleV.Eastern oil'will be adjustecj to the satisfaction of all. It nl ?J r .ube, ,tbat he].:i&is6 has assurance either ^thati.Britain will not bring up at the "-rmminent JJnited Nations session The treaty.-vioi'ft.t.mg presence of Russian -troops."in irari^br that Russia will accept, the .discussion of that subject without threatening a veto or walkout. If Mr. Truman knows this, then iv would be well to pass along these more specific; glad tidings to the apprehensive millions who are weak and weary from war, and who hate and fear it as war probably has never before in the history of man been hated and feared. For' today these apprehensive millions can sec the war clouds gathering again. And they see little forceful, positive action to dispel them. They see the wartime alliance of the British Umpire and the Soviet Union split wider and wider by a bilateral broadside of accusation and self-justification. They see the possibility that the United Nations Organization may have to give an impotent blessing to the fruits of conquest or see itself destroyed by the departure of one of its most powerful members. The- apprehensive millions sec themselves again at the beginning of the road to war. They -sec themselves speechless and paralyzed, unable to stay the forces that would once more drive them down that road. Maybe they are wrong, but they are worried. If there is no cause for alarm let them be given the trues story as fully as possible. They arc the people who fight war and suffer from it. They deserve to know. What Answer? Erika's Contribution The death of Fiuld Marshal Werner von Blomberg in Germany provides an occasion to recall the little- known and soon-forgotten name of Erika Gruhn, and to contemplate her possible influence on world history. She was Blomberg's secretary, and he married her in 1938. Blomberg at the time was generalissimo of Germany's land, sea, and air forces. But he so incensed his stiff-necked Prussian colleagues l>y marrying "beneath him" that he was forced to resign. Hitler took over Bloniberg's job—Hitler and his intution. How much longer and how might the war have been, hadn't married the boss? * r IN HOLLYWOOD•;• 11V EKSKINK JOHNSON ' !o leave lier NKA Staff Correspondent thing except HOLLYWOOD. Mar. 25. (NBA)— hall at night. Of all the auditions held In Hollywood. Lillian and Dorothy Glsli probably had the strangest when 13. W. Griffith hired them for "IJirth of a Nation." D. W. asked them If they coulct act. l!otli haughtily told him that they were of the legitimate theater, "i didn't ask you if you could read lines," stormed Griffith. "I asked If you could, act." "Then." says Lillian, "he started chasing us with a gun. We didn't think it was an audition any longer. We ran as fast as we could. We thought he had gone crnzy. Then he culled us back- he had decided we could act." C'KItEMONIAI, CHART George Antheil, the bad boy ot miLSic, confessed to us the other day that he Is probably the only Hollywooditc who ever fooled tlv old master, C. B. DeMille. When Antheil was hired to writi the musical score for "The Plains' man," DeMille was so anxious t< have the music authentic thai hi hired a real Indian to advise An theil on one of the ccremonia chants. "We worked and worked on I until C. B. said it was authentic, Antheil recalls. "n»t n.s a matte of fact, what the Indians wer chanting in the dance was, 'Chi cago, Tnscaloosa, Chicago, Tusca loosa.' " hotel room for any- to go to the conceit Jean stuck It out with the singer as long as she could, then de- dcd, one afternoon, to take n iilk. Just as she reached the >bby, the hotel started to swing nd sway like a jitterbug. Mexico ! ity was In the grip of one of its •orst earthquakes. As Jean groped her way through ne lobby., a streak of lightning >asscd her. It was Grace. JTKKAL. I'KllKOHMANGK They were doing a cocktail parly cenc on the "Mr. Ace and the Queen" set. In the foreground, Sylvia Sidney was receiving con- jratulations from George Raft on icr successful campaign far the stale governorship. In the buck- ground, a bunch of extras milled iround. "Talk it ii|> in the background," ordered Director Edwin Marin. "I w.ant to hear lots of abba-dabba." Next morning, at the rashes, they found it would he necessary to re-shoot the scene. A woman extra, evidently new to the game, had talked right into the mike, repeating: "Abba-dabba." Jean Dahymnle, who produce last season's Broadway play. "Hope for the Best." tells of an amusing incident which happened during her press agent days, when she ook Grace Moore to Mexico City or a concert engagement. Grace, exhausted by the hordes of autograph hounds engulfing her whenever she appeared in public, refused Robert Rassler, who was a gc- oliglst before he became a movia producer, says he thinks of actors and actresses in terms of rocks. ".Geological backgrounds create moods," he says. "To intensify a scene of villainy for Bruce Cabot in 'Smoky,' we found a black basaltic outcropping in Utah, and for a real terror scene we used a lava flow." different if Erika ^WASHINGTON COLUMN Iranian Oil Mess Too Much Breath? A typical and mcmornblo example of Winston Ghiirch ill's oratory was his discripUon, in liis Fullon speech, of the present as ''lliis sad and breathless time." It is just possible Unit Mr. Churchill, as he weighs the general reaction to and consequences of that speech, might wish that he himself had been, if not more sad, at least a little more breathless. SO THEY SAY Thrcs-fourths of those directing Poland now are nuss>lim citizens, not Poles.—Gen. Wladyslaw Anders. commander Polish Second Corps, "stiiuicled" in Italy. by Hozel Heidergott C.i]iyri|:W rv;.i,,buicci i>>- SKA SKHVIO;. INC, Amm ka> l.m-k e her back that ~ It TT«» " eve* ~fo tee Jock. rr rrady whe» ah «nderB1«n41npc COMt Jher tenBloa. i i • XY i ' f)NE day Ann met her test < i friend and her severest critic ; in Port Drake. But, legend .to the | contrary, they were two different people. '. She was browsing around in Miss Sallie Porter's circulating library and, had just lit a eigaret vjhen Mrs. Bedelle.came in. Bu how was Ann to know that she was someone important? She nat uially assumed that anyone ot im [tortance in Port Drake alread had called on her. And she wasn' particularly 'impressed at tha Miss Sallie looked fussed, anc seemed at a loss as to who shoul be introduced to whom. Sh finally murmured both names, s rapidly it was difficult to tell which came first. Ann put down her eigaret, and moved some books ehe was holding onto a table before she extended her hand. "How do you do?" she said. . Mrs. Bedelle sniffed once, murmured vaguely, and proffered a Ump-''hamJ. • Then she dismissed ^nn'from notice, and began talk- lag to Miss Sallie. Ann watched her, picked up her clgaret, and i *ent back to the books. "I ! thought you didn't allow smoking i fa here," -Mn. Bedelle *aid Sharply. . • "Excuse me!" Ann exclaimed, IfiA carefully extinguished her ewartt, i vl^hy didn't you tell mi, .Ml*« S*ll!e? : I haven't knowingly broken rules since leavijg col- Miss Sallie blushed, rAd mur- wurtcl, "It's.tll right, Mri Drake «OOM ol our ustomers—" Her voice trailed off uncertainly. Apparently Ann's name hadn't penetrated Mrs. Bcdcllc's con- ciousness before. She turned harply and said, "Mrs. Drake?' "Mrs. Colin Drake," Ann ac- nowledficd. She regarded Mrs. Bedelle ;ravely, and wondered why Miss iallie seemed so concerned about ler. She was a. rather sharp- eatured woman — disagreeable ooking, she decided promptly. Her mouth turned do\v;> nl the orners. She had reel-brown hair, and no flair for clothes. Further, she was hippy. Ann felt slim and young and happily superior. "Per- laps you know my husband," she said. A stupid remark, in Port Drake. But r«t so stupid, per haps, as Mrs. Bedelle hadn't called. "Yes," said Mrs. Bedelle, and her thin lips drew together. "Millicent is my most intimate friend," she added. "Oh," said Ann. It wasn't an adequate answer, but none she had handy at the moment seemed any more so. She wailed apprehensively for the next remark. but she needn't have feared, because she was dismissed. Mrs. Bedelle turned to Miss Sallie then and Ann made, her escape. • • » * CHE saw it was lunch-time, and *•' as Colin had gone to Seattle, she thought she'd lunch in town. A drug-store looked suflvciently inviting, and she went inside and sat at the counter. "Combination salad and black coffee," she ord- slools between herself and Ann, from the eldest next Ann to the youngest next herself. Then she smiled across the row of golden heads at Ann. "Don't think I'm losing my mind," she begged. "I'm not in the habit of doing this—it's just that our floors arc being done over, and it seemed the simplest thing to lake them out to lunch." "They're darlings," Ann said warmly. "Are they all yours? "Hoy—no emphasis on that 'all'!" she retorted. "Yes they are, and don't look at their coloring so suspiciously. Their father is conspicuously blond." "1 like blond babies best—*v»y little niece is about that same coloring. What ore they called?" 'From you to me—Alan and Barbara and Colin and Dot." 'Dot?" Ann repeated. It seemed sort of prosaic, afier the other names. "Dot," sho repealed firmly. "Dot meaning period—full stoi)—finish. "My brother's name is Alan." "They aren't named after anyone—just names I liked beginning with A, B, etc. Of course, people maliciously informed us that it wouldn't do any good naming Colin after the big boss, because he'd never even notice. I'm Joan Warren, incidentally." "May I ca' 1 . you Joan?" Arm asked impulsively. "In spite of your impressive family, you seem the first person of my own generation I've met in Port Drake. And how I appreciate you after being put firmly in my place in the lending library just now 1 ." "Oh—Beulah," Joan said, shrugging. "We saw her as \ve came by. Pay no attention—she has delu- tions of grandeur and occasionally confuses herself with God. But who are you, if It's any of my business? "Oh, I'm sorry—I'm Ann Drake, and I hope I'll be seeing a lot o! —" Ann broke off, before the frank horror in Joan's face. "My glory, you're the big boss's BY PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Mar. 25. (MEA> —Washington authorities on international petroleum production urc now inclined. to belittle the Idea that oil concessions are the primary objectives of the Soviet government in Iran. They arc certain that U. S. and European oil companies hnvc no interest today in northern Iran, where Soviet troops have been reported on the march. American oilmen have been all over this nrea. ,uncl while .some oil may be there, it is so remote from" world markets thai it has no commercial value. The story of international rivalry for Iranian oil goes back to 1001. when one William K. D'Arcy, an Australian eold-miner, got the first concession from the Shah of Persia. The first Gusher came in 1007, and in that year Czarlst Russia and Orent Britain signed a treaty when divided Persia into two spheres of influence. The Czar'b cossacks took over in the noiil and the British in the south. In 1016, a Russian named A. M Khostaria obtained a concession t drill for oil in Persia's five northern provences. But when the Bol shevik revolution broke out the following year, Khostaria turnec his concession into cash by scllini it to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Today, this company is known as the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. owned 55.9 per cent by the Bri- tlsh government and 26.3 per cent liv th<> Burmn Oil Compamv n subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. Individuals ov;n the remaining n.tf per cent. SOVIET TREATY INVOLVES OH, RIGHTS Persia and ,Eov!et Russia made a new treaty in 1921. and in that oil rights became a bit involved. The Soviet renounced all rights which Khostaria had obtained for the Czarist government in 1EUG. A string was attached, however, in the form of a provision that Persia . could not Brant these rights to any other foreign interest without the consent of the Soviet. Tlie Persians didn't read it that Whatever oil there may be in ic northern province is of no good anyone except the USSR, which ould transport it to soutl'^rn lussian markets over the Caspian ca. The first planting of crestec wheat grass in Wyoming was made 18 years ago by Herbert E. Sabin near Lusk, Wyo. Read Courier Newo 'Want PHONE ^OAI 551 COAL E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. In long range naval fire, the target is supposed to l> e struck on the third salvo. Read Courier News Want Ade. I New Cardinal | SIDE GLANCES by Galbraltk HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured newly named Cardinal 14 Opposed 15 Founder of Saranac Lake colony 16 Yearn 17 Open space ' 19 Trees 20 Assistant 21 Not up 22 Beverages 23 Road (ab,) 24 Sun god 25 Dutch Rhine 29 Unclouded 32 Age 33 Even (contr.) 34 Brush 3G Turn outward 33 Whirlwind 40 Exclamation 41 Girl's nickname 4'". Cure 40 Against 50 Seaweed product 1 Bear 52 Falsifier 53 He is Archbishop of — 55 Titans ' 57 Gets free ;58Thoroughfare ; VERTICAL ; 1 Stipend 3 Repair 4 Press 5P! -nl suflix 6 Guide 7 Simmer _?8 Across- %,* (prefix) — 9 Runic (ab.) 10 Notion 11 Relate 12 Picturo-tak- ' ing apparatus 13 Hungarian trooper 18 Artificial j* language jS 26 Observe 3 27 Before 28 Overlay sailboat 29 Letter 43 Boxes 30 Bulgarian 44 Immense 1 coin 45 Love god , 31 Compass point 4 6 Like- 34 Comfort 47 Falls behind 35 Ponders 48 Wing-shaped 37 Turn " 49 Numeral 38 Feel parched 54 Apostle (ab.) 42 Levantine 56 That thing ercd, and watched a pretty young woman and, four small children who were coming in the door. The woman was tall and slim, with a | wife! Oh gosh, forget what I said will you?" Joan bit her lip, ant looked at Ann imploringly. fresh complexion and long, straight black hair, parted in the middle and drawn into a bun at the nape of her neck. She was, Ann decided, not merely pretty— she was starlingly beautiful. She arranged the children on knew he'd brought his bride her to live, of course, but I had n idea she'd be so young—and— and human." <t» Be Continued) way. though., and they later offered 55-year concession covcrim: oil development in the five northern provinces to Standard Oil of Nrvv Jersey. After looking over the seeinp how impossible it v.n.s to Ret ttip oil down to (he Per, r .i,in Gulf. Standard let I he option drop. In 1932. Ihc Persian govcrnmi-n' tried to force AiiRlo-Iranliin to cive np its concession, but this \v;ts largely a threat designed to set a better deal from the British. ANT.I.O-IKANMN TERKITOUV S IIKDUCF.O In the lease renegotiated in in,!;. nplo-lranian \va.s whittled tio\ki; strip about ISO miles \vuK- the Persian Gulf and th" onlhwe^lcrn ly.Hdcr between l:;i!i nd Iraq. Thesp (i4.nOO.OQO .ir:r.> oinprisc one of The world's tii-h- st oil fields. The Abadan refiiuTV. I the head o! the Persian Ciii'.'.. R the world's lnri:r',t. noyalln 1 :- '" he Iranian government during th.-war amounted to more than 000,000 a year. With Anglo-Iranian territory ilviis cut doxvn. the li;inian govcrnim sought to lease lerrltoi-y to <>th< woducers. In 193S. the Am-Irnn;.i Oil Company, a subsidiary of K'-. board Oil of Delaware 'in wl-.i, the Texas Compaiu- hns a '2~; cent interest, took a concession to develop 100.000 square miles in \h- five northern provinces. Vjul Am- Irnnlnn dropped 01 it after a quiik' survey of the situation. All of northern and northcastorn Iran Is. therefore. no \v free of American and European concessions. Any thrent which such inn- cessions may have offered (o s<i- viet domlnalion O f (i le ., rCA | u , : h«ii removed. )ur Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie THAT DIRGE OD&UT TO BE MEftS' POPULAR. A' A 9.OKT OF AMWEM F0(i CftNNlBW-S, IT'S A. ?OriG I M. COMPO61MG INi Tl-*B MODERN INSPIRED BV Tri& MRNiV eHOR.T^eE& iM COM6UWER GOODS.'-— UNA/ LlSTEKi: BOTTEE., BUT X ViOMST M.OTT6R- STILLGOTVOO.' NO \MH1TE 6OT X'LV. V<EEP M-V HEPTO X'VJE STILU GOT SOU/ " TB&V COUUD TO ^A1SSIO^5F\RIE;S/ "Junior wants to be independent, so I told him we'd pay hiii) for helping around the house- we owe him $1.50 for hanging tip his coat and hat for t\yo weeks!" • THIS CURIOUS WOWJ> THE NEAREST .STAR IS 277.0OO TWES FARTHER AWAY FROAV US THAN IS THE .SUM, AND THE 5UN IS -1OO TIMES FARTHER. THAN THE MOON. R. Williams Out Our Way 5O.V\ETIMES, WHEN YOU FORGET ICWETHINS, ITCC'AtS TO1OO. AND THEN -roueo AntR ir." < A.CASS REDEWILL HAD A .408 BATT1N6 AVERASE HIS FIRST YEAR AO A RE6ULAR PLAYER IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES. T, M. REG. U. 3. PAT. OFF. NEXT: Is ihc scorpion's sdiucer <m Ihf * nd ^^ s _fj fc j. 1 :

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