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! PAGE SIX BLTTHEVTLLi: '(ARK.)' COUTHER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COUEIER NEWS • THE 'COURIER NEWS co. H. W: HAINES, Publisher •JAMEfl L. VERHOEFP. Editor ,... FAOL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •ol* Nittou) Advertising Representatives: WalUibt Wttmer Co, New Verb Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. • Catered 'u pecond class matter at the post- <rt fie* »t BlyUwvUle, Arkansas, under act ot Contra*. October », U17. Uember ol The Associated Piest SUBSCRIPTION RATES; • By e»rrier lo the city ol Blythevllle or »nj •uburban town where carrier service li maintained, 20c per week, or 85o pel month By mall, within » radius ol 50 miles tt.OO per jear, »2.00 (or six months, $1.00 (or three months; bj mall outside 50 mile zone $10-00 per sear payable In advance. Meditations O Lcrdj Ihdu' hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.—Lamentations 3:59. «• * t * Take comfort, and recollect however little you and I may know, God knows; He knows Himselt »nd-you and me. and allthings; and His mercy Is over all His works.—Charles Kingsley. Barbs This ought to be a pretty clean country, the way fires, hurricanes, reforms, etc., are sweeping it. * - * » You ran't tell by a mail's looks whclher or Bot'he Is married. Bachelors Iiavc worries, too. » '\ * * There are 56 varieties ot sausage in Russia.. And just think of all the baloney! * - * * One of the best ways to escape a few of Ihe things' thai are expected of you is to have a career. : ' *. . * * You can always get the best of any argu-' merit.by not taking part In it. Major Investigations Should Be Impartial The United States ought .to find a way to conduct major investigations on a level of impartiality and objectivity that will assure respectful attention to the results by all sides in a dispute. With rare exceptions, Congress is the chief investigative body in this country. The power to delve into problems and controversies of all kinds is rightfully recognized as essential lo a sound program of lawmaking. But Congress, as we know, is seldom free from partisan interests in any of its operations..Usually when an inquiry turns out to be reasonably well ..balanced; it ia because there was a balance of political forces on the investigating committee. . This, however, is not something the nation can ; count upon. Too often a congressional probe degenerates into a wild political wrangle in which truth becomes lost in the shuffle./ Frequently on the flimsiest pretext, the names .of innocent individuals— prominent or otherwise—are dragged through the mud. Method of inquiry so easily subject to abuse ^is not one calculated to serve the country's interests when matters of high policy are at stake. In such issues decisions probably should be taken outside the arena of partisan brawling. Great Britain and our norlheni neighbor, Canada, provide examples of how this might be done. In thoso countries, when a question of paramount importance arises, a royal commission may be appointed by the executive authority. The commission is a civilian group drawn from all walks. Because these commissions are detached from the problems they study, because they have no axe to grind, their findings are received with the utmost regard. That does not mean their conclusions are above criticism, but simply that no one seriously questions the commission's aim in fastening on the real truth. It was such an agency in Canada which investigated Russian spy activity shortly after World War II. Without fanfare, the commission dug exhaustively into the-confused situation. When its findings were made public, the people believed guilty of espionage were indicted and tried—many going to prison. The names of innocent persons touched by the inquiry were never revealed. Contrast that performance with the irresponsible smearing and the patently political jousting of the House Un-American Activities Committee in recent years. Its achievements have been relatively minor, but the damage it has done lo innocent citizens has been great. The United States almost inevitably would have had a much clearer picture of Soviet espionage and subversive doings in this country had a civilian commission done the job. The same approach might wisely be tried now in the bitter dispute between the Navy and Air Force over their respective roles in defense. Congressional committees have largely disqualified themselves for an objective study of the controversy, because too many of the lawmakers involved ' have well-advertised prejudices in favor of one or the other service. There would be no better time to gauge the worth of the independent investigating commission than in this quarrel that is doing so much to weaken the prestige and morale of our armed forces, Evil Stamp The American Federation of Labor's use of the term "black list" strikes us as foreign to American political tradition. It carries with it a suggestion of dark evil which rarely if ever i s ,a pro-' per stamp for our national political fig- urea. The AFL naturally is free to oppose any candidates it so chooses, if it wishes, Wo, it can string them together into a "list." But being in the AKL's dis- fftvor should not cam a candidate an automatic label of wickedness. Views of Others - , • Glimpse-Through Fog The House Expenditures Committee has dispelled some of the fog behind which the Maritime Commission 'has long operate!—at least in the eyes of those living far from the sea. What Is now revealed largely confirm.-! suspicions aroused whenever a wisp of that fog momentarily drilled aside. According to the committee, it has substantiated Comptroller General Warren's charges of "maladministration nn d excessive expenditure ot public funds, irregular procedures, innccurate calculations and unjustifiably liberal Interpretations of statutory language." The committee further reports that, with the exception of Commissioner Raymond S. McKeogh, the commissioners and their staff hampered the investigation, making it exercmciy difficult to get at the faeL5. This, no doubt. Is one of the reasons why the Congressmen feel that the commission oiignt to be abolished and its functions transferred to a single administrator In the Department of Commerce. Its record, they sny, does not justify ils continuance as an independent agency. Much of the investigation centered on the sale of six ships to the American Export Lines, Ihe American President Lines and the United States Lines. These had cost the comm.ssion 5150,000,000, but they were sold for only i70,OOQ,(XX). The commission invoked a law'which'authorizes it to grant subsidies to offset lower foreign shipbuilding cosls, and to bear the expense of defense installations on vessels. The investigators, however, concluded that the commission went beyond the law's provisions. Other investigations of the commission—for example, one conducted by Senator Magnuson ol Washington—have resulted in similarly disturbing revelations. And the air has been thick with rumors and reports. For example, the commission has been charged with selling freighters to private lines which operated them profitably for years and then resold;;them I 0 the commission for higher prices than they paid In the first place. Commissioner McKcogh himself has qucs- tloiicti some deals. • National defense Is a good reason why the Government should not neglect the American merchant mnrine. But it is not an excuse for mulcting the Treasury. The report of the Expenditures Committee ought to lead lo an even broader Investigation. And It ought to lead to remedial action. If the Maritime Commission is not abolished, it surely should bo compelled to obtain congressional approval before it spends "any large, sums of the taxpayers'* money." This already has been suggested by Chairman Weichei of the , House Merchant Marine Committee. He also wanUi a special committee to suggest vviiys of recovering money paid out improperly. What lias been revealed so far may not carry the .mark of scandal. Dnt it docs suggest incompetence and irresponsibility. Positive action should be taken before the fog settles down again. —ST. LOUTS POST-DISPATCH Our Changing World FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1949 SO THEY SAY . I believe lhat not all Chinese accept communism. Many of them are forced to yield. And the Nationalist government really failed to improve conditions. But the Chinese will not be satisfied with Communist rule and China will not rest in peace under them.—President Syng- man Rhcc of the Korean Republic. + * * We shouldn't be guaranteeing investments in foreign countries. The foreign countries should guarantee them.—Sprutllc Braden, former state Department official. * * * A stage actor Is like a snow sculpture, me sun comes out and warms the statue with success and il melts xway. A movie Is around forever. Nobody remembers you were in the play, umras they happened lo see you In It.—CJertrude Lawrence, British actress. t « » II Mr. Truman. wasn't so busy being President, he could swim In my pool any day I think he looks terrific in a bathing suit—Esther Williams, film siar. * * * Few people seem to understand lhat the addition of 17,000,000 users of real estnle lo our population in nine years is a big thing Lou of houses are going to be built and lots of builders arc going lo build Iheni— hcrbcit U. Nelson, ot the Nalional Association of Real Estate Boards. *HE BRNCS ON TftMKS, UNEMPioY- MEKfT, HLWOeR^NP WANT/ PONE/ NATIONAL MILLIONS OF WORKED AHO LOSSES -ToMAM/ INNOCENT Peopue.' YOU AIAY WRECK OUR NAITOAML Nehru Sees End of Alien Rule In Asia in Four or Five Years PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook British With Jet-Powered Transports Offering Competition for Americans ' WASHINGTON — <NEA>— With British aircraft manufacturers threatening to move into the US. market to try to sell their Jet transports American plane makers are getting worried. It is something brand-new to then) to have for- egin competition In their own backyard. The British have two large experimental Jet-powered passenger planes flying. It's not likely that production models of these planes can get into regular comercial operation until 1052, at the earliest Nevertheless the British have established a lead In the field which Ameriran plane manufacturers admit will be hard to overtake. I There is one big advantage which America holds in the Jet field, however. u.S. aircraft companies and engineers have had far more experience In the design ami development of Jet military aircraft than the British. The Air Force and Navy have a total of 34 different types of jet planes Hying, plus a dozen more which are classified as secret. The British have revealed only 24 that they have flying and probably don't have as many as 12 under wraps. In addition to having created more types, U. S. manufacturers have produced more in total numbers. This manufacturing know- how which has been gained also lessens the gap between the British and the U. S. In the field of Jet larnsport production. That raises the important question of why the American aircraft manufacturers aren't getting Into the Jet transport businesss right now, while the gap is as narrow as It is. Wcllwood E. Beall, vice president of the Boeing company, gives the following two main reasons as he sees it: "First, because of the complex nature of aircraft design and development work no company has the capital to foot the entire bill of building a wholly new-type airplane such as a Jet transport. "Second, n o manufacturers i n this country can complete engineering work on such a new-type plane without having an Inkling of government certification standards and operating criteria. Thus the Civil Aeronautics Administration figures strongly in this'problem." In answer Beall's second point, a CAA spokesman says that It has never been the function of CAA lo set standards for a. new-type aircraft. He says It Is up to the manufacturer to produce a plane first. Then CAA inspectors will test it to see If it is safe to Ily. CAA once proposed that Congress give it money to get n jet trans- ort prototype, so that the U.S. could at least get its foot In the door in this field. Most manufacturers objected to this-idea: Although they want the taxpayer to finance the . development of Jet transports, they I don't want it in extactly this fa- | shion. That's government Interfering in private industry, they said. What thye want is the armed forces to buy some Jet transports and finance the development that way. And that is the way it has worked out so far In the development of most new aircraft in the U.S. Sees Need of Jet Cargo Fleet Beall reasons it out in this manner: "With the Air Force requiring a large auxiliary cargo fleet (which it relies on the airlines to provide) for Immediate availability In time of emergency, it is absolutely necessary for the defense of the country to keep a strong, flexible airline system. Yet the manufacturers who must produce this fleet are, for the moment, stopped dead in their tracks. "Boeing could have a prototype 500-milc-an-hour Jet transport flying within 18 months after receiving a contract from the Air Force. Such a transport would be admirably suited to all routes from 200 to 2,000 miles." Air Force experts give varying answers as to why it has not ordered a lot of jet transports. One reason is that the trend in military transport planes has been away from high speed, to safer, sl-wcr, more economical aircraft. With the 70-group program cut back to 48 groups, they say, they can't afford to spend millions on an entirely new type of plane, the military "value of which is still questionable. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NBA' Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NBA)— There's a new romantic team at M-G-M that doesn't _worry nboul "rehearsing iove scenes. Dick Powell and June Allyson agree: "Who needs rehearsing?" Dick and June met on a movie set and spent their honeymoon working at different studios. Now lhat they're old married folks, M-G-M has teamed them for a wacky romantic comedy. "The Reformer and the Redbead." Husband and wife seldom agree, so naturally I got two different versions of the plot. Said June: "It's about a girl whose father runs a zoo." Said Dick: Tt's aboiil a man who runs for mayor." Doth right. It's Just how you look at It, But you don't have to look far to realize Dick and June are having fur. working together. There vas a big sign over June's dressing room. It read: "Slar No. I." There was a small sign over Dick's dressing room. It read: "supporting Cast." .Time was the culprit, nick look It witli a smile. Alter all, lie's only a husband. • * * Jack Benny goes lo the hospital soon for an operation lo remove a nose obstruction. . . . H Groucho Marx Is in Bing Crosby's "Mr. Music," he will not get billing but will come on the screen as a surprise. . . . Negotiations to have Maurice Chevalier in the same film i fell through. He wanted too much I dough. . . . UI is stuck with a new romantic team In "Sierra"—Audic Murphy and Wanda Hendrlx. who Just separated. Maybe they'll just retille It "Battleground." WE'RE UEAt.LY VALS U.S. theater owners have an organization titled. "Theater Owners of America." But the T.O.A., points out Herman Charles, does not stand for Television Opponents Association. Charles Laughton is screaming about not being on that list of Hollywood's 10 worst-dressed men 'even If it was a publicity gag) Snys Charley: "It's a shabby discrimination. I've devoted my life to dressing like, a bum." » » « Ava Gardner with Stewart Granger at the Beverly Tropics. The gal gets around. . . . Celeste Holm and Warner Brothers are talkink contract. . . Why agents get gray department: Fred MacMurray w.is on his northern California ranch and refused to return to Hollywood for several important business deals. Abruptly he changed plans and came to town—to accompany two cows lo a stock show. * * » Buddy K.icr writes that some- See HOLLYWOOD on J'age 7 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Vrilliarn E. McKcrincy America's Card Authorlly Wrlllcn for NBA Service 800 Points Dropped On a One Spade Hid One can always tell when thtre is a real bridge addict in a dining room. He will \\&\c a pencil in his band, writing on the tablecloth. As a matter Of fact, Neal Lang general manager of the Park Sheralon Hotel in New York City, has provided a special part for me In the dining room, so I will not ruin Ihe tablecloth when I start discussing bridge hands- The other day Lang and I were lunching together, and he asked 1] ie if I had run across any interesting hands lately. Out came the Ptncil, and forgetting all about the special pad, here Is the hand we put un the tablecloth. Wesl fell quite justified in making a simple ovcrcall of one spade over Smith's one diamond bid, especially in view of the fact thai South had pa_ssed originally. Unfortunately, he run across a pretty good hand in the North. It took a little nerve on the part of South to pass the double, but he made the correct call. He had passed originally, and he had made a bid of one diamond over his partner's club bid. But North said. "Sorry. Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gllroy, I) I) The prophets of Israel were both realists and Idealists They were realists In the fact that they lived Intensely In their immediate... environment and ill their world. They were saintly men and women, but they were not hermit saints, who had withdrawn fro mllfe. They knew the life around about them. They saw clearly the evil in those who had reluscd to recognize God's call and ood's way. They perceived clearly the social 'Injustices and oppressions, of the strong against the weak, and of the unjust against the worthy and the innocent. And they saw how the mass of evil in Individual living corrupted and perverted ths soul of the nation. The indictment was detailed and specific, and they did not hesitate to denounce evil in high places, as well as in low. Their loyalty to their Got! was above their loyalty to the state, or its king, in that ancient day they were in the spirit and courage, of that Scottish saint, who plucked his sovereign by the sleeve, and called him "God's slllie Vassal." It is this realism that is the marvel of the Hebrew prophecies, as it is of the Bible as a whole. But the prophets were Idealists as well. Over against the evil that they saw in individuals and in the nation, they portrayed the realities of the good life, the soundness of personal righteousness and trust -'n God. Such strnst is reveaied in the 4Cth Psalm. They saw the vision of a commonwealth established in a people accepting God's choice and God's call. They taught of relationships between men bound in mercy and justice, and of 'a social life strong in Its integrity. There was realism and idealism, too, as the prophets looked out upon the surrounding nations, ever threatening the morals and spiritual integrity of Israel with their paganism, and ever a physical threat as well, from their contending and invading armies. In this tense situation they saw trust In God and devotion to God as the great hope of the Hebrew people's strength and safety. They saw this threat and Its empendlng doom as a Judgment upon the nation for its sins, even if the mediators of this judgment were themselves pagan and evil. But over against that world of threat and strife they pictured a righteous and ideal Israel, leading the nations into ways of peace. How much of this vision • and ideal of the prophets was realized? We know how Israel failed, and came down in disaster and exile— the disaster that swept away the Northern Kingdom of the Ten Tribes and the exile of the people of the Southern Kingdom. It is a story of moral downfall and judgment. What we do not,' perhaps, so clearly apprehend Is the non-realization of the dream of peace and righteousness for the nations. Perhaps the clearest and most definite expression of that dream of peace is In Isaiah 13:23-25. But where Is there evidence of that hippy issue for Egypt and Assyria, through the. mediation of a peaceful Israel? We read the glorious vision of peace in Isaiah 35 with the realization, that it is a dream yet unfulfilled. But the fact that the goal Is yet uiiattaiiied ' floes not make it less great or desirable. Neither does it detract from the greatness and glory of those prophets who in times of violence never lost faith in God, or hope for humanity. 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Mr. and Mrs.^Jim Burns Jr., of Union City, Tenn.,. spent Sunday here as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burns, Sr., and family. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Elkins spent Sunday in Wilson as the guests ol Mr. and Mrs.'Charles Elkins. Mrs. Allen 'Pickard has gone to Brownsville, Tenn- for a two weeks A3 ¥K97Z » A532 + J1042 Tournament—E-W vul. South West North Kast Pass Pass 14, Pass I « 1 * Double Pass Opening—* K 2! partner, 1 do not think we have a game, but I can beat this one spade bid." North opened the king ot diamonds, cashed the queen and led the third diamond which South won with the ace. South then made the correct shift to a spade and West made the mistake of playing the 1 nine. North won \vith (he ten and cashed the ace ant! king of trumps. North now had a very good reading of the South hand. He knew that South originally htld three four-card suits. Diamonds had gone three rounds. South had bid a diamond with only a four- card diamond suit. Why would he he have bid diamons if he had held a five-card suit? North knew now that he could hope to make only once lub trick, so he cashed the ace of chibs, then led back a trump. There was nothing West | could do to keep from losing two 1 heart tricks, as he could not get into dummy to take the heart finesse. Thus West lost-800 points on a one bid. fly DeWKl MaKenzle AP Foreign Affairs Aiiuljst- Few visitors to America have attracled such sustained interest to their expression ot views as has Prime Minister Nehru of India- Tills is due In part. I take It to the directness an clarity with' which he attacks the paramount issues of the day, and In part to the fact that In him we apparently see the great new leader of Southeast Asia's millions. It Is for this reason (hat this column returns to further comment on his opinions as one of the outstanding personalities of our time. For example, in an address before the Overseas press Club of America In New York, Nehru struck a body blow at the imperialism which Is Is struggling to retain its foothold in the par East. The prime minister declared that "next to hunger nationalism In Asia still is the prin^ aryuige." He snid that ultimatJl? 1 tlie orient must "play a very important part in world affairs." have a bigger share of tiic world's wealth, and rid itself of .foreign rule. Nehhi then made. the startling prediction that "four or five years'.' will see the last vestige of alien rtilf in Asia. That prophesy )ia.s a peculiar Interest' for our column, since we have bc?n insisting over a long period (hat the day of emnlres is r.inldlv coming to an end. The time when "mother countries" can dominate peoples of another race U but past. "Four or five yesrs" may seem like a very short time to finish rle.iring imperialism out of Asia. Still, we must listen with respect to the man who. more than any oilier cxcemins; the lale Mahatma Ganrlhl, was responsible for the winning of India's freedom. Another viewpoint of the Asiatic leader was expressed at a reception eivcn by the United Nations Correspondents Association at L.ike Success. During an informal question period, one ot the newnapcr- men asked Nehru whether he thoueht Mnrxist and capitalist societies could live side by side Indefinitely. "I don't think so." the prime minister replied. "It Is possible, but ultimatelv one will Influence the other. The society which delivers the socds—the better life—will survive." ^h By "better life," Nehru was taki* to refer not only to material things but to splrilual and cultural matters, of course, to get the full significance of this appraisal you must know just where Nehru stands ideologically.. As this column has reporled previously, the prime minister Is a moderate socialist, who believes in following a middle course providing for nationalization of some Industries but leaving plenty of others free for development by private initiative. In short, Nehru aims at combining what he regards as best In both systems. That is Important in view of the fact that his views are dominant In the new India which already occupies eight position xamonsr the industrial nations of the world. Success or failure of Nehru's system in India will have a vast influence on the rest of Asia, Including a China which now Is lareelj- overrun by Communism- Whatever may be one's Ideological belief,, probably most will subscribe to Nehru's vtew that "the society which delivers the goods'— the better life- will survive:" And that's a thought to be. pondered well by thoso who are trying to find their ideological feet. ._ 17 YEARS IN ONE ROLE HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP>—One dramatic series—it started In 1932— Man's Family, one of radio's oldest still has several members ol the and Mother Barbour, played by J. original cast. They include Father Anthony Smythe and Minolta Ellen. ' ' stay with her mother, Mrs. T. J. Solomon. Dr. E. Miley, formerly of here and now of Oklahoma City, Okla., spent today here en route to the dental convention in Memphis. Musical Instrument HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument Sit is a form of 13 Wakened M Consumed 15 Also 16 Sleep noisily 18 Devour 19 Preposition 20 Scout units • 22 Southeast (ab.) 23 Pleasant 25 Pitcher 27 Sour 28 Boys 29 North Dakota (ab.) 30 Diminutive suffix 31 Hebrew deity 32 Cerium (symbol) 33 Part 35 Horse's gait 38 Persian poet 39 Domestic slave •10 French article 4 1 Made vapor •17 Any •18 High mountain 50 Fool 51 Past 52 Stop 54 Soldier 56 Healing devices 57 Remitters . VERTICAL 1 Oxidized film 2 Satiric 3 Dove's call 4 Cubic (ab.) 5 Greek mountain 6 Church tast season 7 Smell 8. Touch 0 Mole of scale (1 Indian I Annoyed 2 Comes in 7 Artificial language 20 Hawkers 1 1 Chose 4 Motion pictur >6 Wets 1 li IS H £5 il » » 4U * * 5b i 51 3 m a a 51 ^ V 4 n dU HI '% ii Answer to Previous Puzzle H 0 F Kf A a S T l== 3 A iiS C R E 5 L- : I t s A f t± t R 1. . 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