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BLYTHEV^LLE (ABg.) COURIER, THURSDAY, MARCH" 28, ___________ crfrke at MytbcriUa, fam, October t,'ftl7. - autttar ft, Oa» port- undtr •<* ol Oou- ecrmd hr ttac DnttwJ Pntt at any RATBB By emrrtar ta tb* dtyot •uburba* towp who? carrier aerVtoe ta Mined, Me per 'week, or W? PCT'month. . '• By uiaU, wtUHn a radlu) of W ^pea;'M.O« per year, ttOO for *tx mocthi, $1.00 for'three month*; 'by maf~out«Jd» 60 mll« aon», ffO.OO per year MyaUaJln advance. f ' ' . A Way Toward Uncjer- standing A calm and .intelligent report by the CIO' delegation th.it visited Russia 'last October ma.dei a welcome appear- ance''the' 1 olhej dav, at a time wh'cn 'official Russian - American relations 'were alarmingly strained. The .CIO .officials avoided both adulation and 'sharp criticism and struck pretty close to a factual report of what .had Jbeen seen through American eyes' And the Soviet government, seems to have *>hown and tdld the visitors more than is its' custom. * -Toward the enQ of the report, the authors departed from a description ypf i- their ,tour to make some rccorn- ]nendations Chief among these was a .proposal that there should be a larger 'interchange ' of 'pebide, ijartictllnrly^ •workers, between Russia and the Un- ;ited States. , The need of mutual understanding .is obvious, and t,iius. th.e suggesUoh is -not new. But it seems to us that this '-,-nefed could'not have been restated by a r better group than the CIO. J.t :has been stated recently that there are'ofily 125 American citizens in the .whole U. S. S. R. A few of them are newspapermen, 'a few more are engineers, and the rest are in govern- -^hipment' service. The less than 1500 Koviet citizens in this, country "include ^'government officials and employes, ''.'military men, and wives and children. XBoth countries are closed, by Russia's '?' Corder, to what Russia would call the s"masses" of the other, j Jn addition to the physical barriers •there are, of course, barriers of infor-, Jnialion. The official Russian definition -V.Jof news is not information by •"erjucivt- !ion," which consists of giving the peo- .pie .what the government thinks they should heai —complete with predigested opinion. At the same .time Russia does not permit foreign correspondents' to stray veiy fai from Moscow, or to send anv dispatches uitic.il of Russia's policy or way ot lite Hence the ordinary citizens of the Woild's two most poweiful nations remain in almost total ignorance of each other. Americans have some what the best of it. But, from what little one can learn, .the Russian John Doe has a distorted picture of an America filled with fat-cat " employers' : and landlords and millions of exploited, .starving workers. To permit an interchange of workers, students' and just ordinary tourists between the two countries would not splve all t)ie potential difficulties that the United States and Russia rnijrhl f gel "into. In fact, there is little likelihood .that these ordinary people will ever Jiave the chance to understand each other unless the Russian philosophy ..,of'government changes radically. ''"'Vet it is permissible to hope that this chance may somehow conic about. < .Aiulj it is perfectly proper to believe that Russian leaders are more likely to listen to requests for this chance from the CIO than from any other 'responsible and representative American . organisation. Unfinished Portrait The Kftsl Glendiilfi (Calif.) Wai- Wives AK.S'II wants to sliavc off Uncle Sum's old-fashioned heard and remold him nearer to their hearts' desire. Specifically, they recommend that ho be given Kdward Stettinius' white hair, Booth Tai'ldngton'.s forehead, Commie Mack's nose, General Eisenhower's smile and Bernard Baruch'K chin. With the world in its present state, we would make the supplementary sugc.stion that Uncle Sam also be k'iven a pair of sharp eyes to see where he's going, and a couple of keen ears to hear what's goiiiK on. We aren't particular about ' tlic models, .just .so the eyes are 20-20, and the ears are able to hear a diplomatic pin drop on the other side of the world. Now You're Smoking the Right Mixture, Joe! HOLLYWOOD BY EESKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWCOD. Mar. 28. <NEA) — Garson's back, and Johnson's got her! It Is Doctor of Humanities Garson now, if you please. The honorary 'degree was bestowed upon the reU-h'alred across after a 'trip to Rollins College, at Winter Park, Flo. • And It was more of an adventure, she ill-act/:ally admitted, than her picture 'of the same title with C, Gable. ' ' • Greer stood up, In her robe and mortarboard, and made a nice' Htfle speech of acceptance. But she got Irr her best licks, she said, just ail Jibbing around the' 1 campus. 'After two days of being shown Florida oranges, Florida *' scenery, Florida flowers, and "Florida''homes —each of which Greer kept Insisting California's counterpart fav outshone—she ; went to a campus play with the college president. 1 '-During the performance, a mouse ran across the'islage. A couple ol bobby soxers screamed. Greer remained calm. \ The college president leaned over and whispered. '-'I hope that mouse didn't frighten'you." Greer smiled smugly and whispered 1 back: "Oh/ no! We have much bigger ones in California!" CmCp-'IS OFF AGAIN " Thegypsy of the'" Marx Brothers, Chlco, has hit the road again, following "completion of "A Night ii Cisablanca." -He. took off 'suddenlj for Mlanii Beach to fill a night club date, arid after that he heads for' either South : America or England.... .Remember Charlie "Snowball" Whllter, the. little ftegro boy who achieved faifie at 14 as Ted Lewis's shadow? He's just out of the merchant marine and has organized a band of his own jn' ! Hollywood. • '• Alan Jones hates to remember Army camp appearance at Port Bragg. lie was asked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." He" slobd up before 3000 men and sang Die tirst three lines. And then it happened—one of those quirks of the mihd. 'His memory 'went blank. He couldn't remember another word. After double-talking his way through the rest of the song, Jones v.'as drawn aside by an officer, who said, "Jones, \ve like your I'olce, but you really should learn :hc Rational Anthem." MUSIC HAS CHARMS Songwriter Allie Wrubel may have something. Says he: "If doctors, ii.se musical therapy for extreme mental disturbance cases, as they have done in. some Army hospitals, -why can't they use music for relaxing normal people when they are' upset? I think if we could all set aside certain periods of the day for listening to music that is relaxing and soothing, we would be better adjusted to the fast-moving pace of the world," ' ** Town Talk: The Memphis, Term., board of - censors clipped the'big Lena Home sequence from M-G-M's "Ziegfield Follies.". ..The Army spends $100.000 'monthly for motion pictures to entertain GI's still overseas. . . . Lnraine Day and her husband plan to adopt another baby.. .That sign on a Los Angeles theater marquee: "Notorious Lone Wolf—Getting Gertie's Garter. 1 .' Food, Not Politics UNRUA has ugrccd to luru over$250;0()0,000 ! 'worth of foodstuffs to Russia. At the same limu, our War shipping AdmiuistrHtion hu.s ngrccd to provide uinu Liberty ships to help carry .some 600,000 tons of Russian Krain from Black Sea ports to France. Food is u potent political weapon. And, on the banis of these bare statements, Russia seoms somewhat like a politician borrowing money to pay for campaign cigars. There may be t extenuating circumstances, and if there are, now would be a good lime for UNRRA to come out with them. The world relief agency should assure the world that food is not being wasted or delayed at a time of dire emergency when millions of. lives are in danger and every relict' effort should be concentrated on the speediest delivery of the greatest possible quantity. WASHINGTON COLUMN Wallace Backfires Again Pur days will be numbered if we don't spend less lime splitting atoms und more liiia- trying to rel«x Ami enjoy life. Paul c: Dallwig. Chicago Museum of ^ntm;U His.tory anthropologist. T«t3 ITOBTi Coll« dKldm fedm • rx-Ktlon from writ I JTIrakc ri>trr»Vii»t». ' 'Tfcrn tfcri E« KB to Brattle for a,Xew d»» I "•'"* '* ! XVIII rTT was fun living in a hotel—Ann i 'never had, before It yns fun looking up ;b!d school friends and inviting them to-lunch with her —and mare £un to be grand and impressive as Mrs. ; Coliri' Drake r . Ann was (very careful to choose the more literary of her friends, so her casual references to Colin and his books'would not be lost. It was lun dropping into bookstores where she had spent countless hours as an intelligent but undistinguished buyer, and have Colin' introduce her to the attendants who fell on him with loud &»& cries, and find herself treated With a new kind of respect Their last night m town—although Ann had no mea it would ofe their, fast night, when they sorted out—they met Connie ai'd "Jvey at a dme and dance «poi 't of'the city Ann, with more t clothes than she knew what tado with, had changed her mind U vt times' about what dress she * uld -wear, and ended up by w arlng the djisty-pmk dress sh'e h I had for Jock's wedding—be- KColin was-a bit sehtimenta! alfKrt-it, as it was the dress she wearing when he first me So : -th«y were rather late" in Mowing, and found Nina and Jock the table with Connie am Dfvey Connie and bavty were etttag up to danee They to' greet them, and Dave' •nwd Bierri that dinner had ordered, and Nina and Jock I joined them, wasn't that nice smiled at Nm», who hac ' h«r hair and ^as wcanhg kofi.'pnd curled at th *b« *a« jus ooked up at Colin, and said, Dance with me? Ann won't ind—" "Might I point out that you have perfectly good husband?" Davey emanded. "Oh, 1' won't dance with Joel; —he's doing his animnl imitations gain tonight," Nina said cnrc- essly, her hand on Colin's arm. »' * • ANN sat down rather hastily, and smiled ot Colin. The or- hestra started to play, and Ann aid, "Do you have a cigaret ock?" "Forgive me," Jock said, prof- ering 'his case—a slender gold Ann noted, and remembered he crumpled packs he used to arry. "What did Nina mean, Jock?" "Huh? Oh ... pig and bear chiefly, I imagine—also gandci ind mule, probably." Ann didn't say anylhing. She ;lirred a little in her chair, rest- essly. What did one talk abou to the man one had been in love with for years? Your jvife shouli have left her hair'long, she looks a little chichi; isn't the orchestra divine, how's your love life, anc lon't you think I look elegant in the old-sackcloth I was wearing on the day you broke my heart "Want to dance?" Jock asked. She weighed the two possibili ties,' both undesirable. Still, i would probably be easier to retail what little; sanity she had left i she wasn't in his arms. "No, than you." Do you'ever think about m when I'm not there, : how do yoi like being married 16 a wealth girl, aren't you ever nice and sillj and to hell'with-the consequence, any more?" • '• ttl h»ir.'-Nlo» >'l suppose," Jock began, a li diffidently,' 'Vthat I'd 'better your "forgiveness for the other da> ' Ann. IJdldVct like an u'wful as ut Nina and I had' bee row for a couple day I «ues» I'd betri drink ng more than was good lor me—" ."That was alt righl," Ann said wUwavdly. That was nil right, int was just ducky, 1 thought you leant it was all, haven't you any let at all you niter idiot, oh my eaVL'iis, Jock, damn your beaul:- .11 face, what is wrong with us? BY PKTEK KDSON NECA Wushln^lon Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 28. (NBA) —What makes Henry Wallace stiy the things he does will always be one to Ihc grctit mysteries of Washington. Tile man is unquestionably one of the ablest political philosophers of modern times. But his sense of timing or something Is off so frequently thjit his sparks of wisffom backfire. They innkc'-nice explosions, but they gel Henry into rid end of trouble. Given niiy bad political situation, Wallace can be counted on to see that It had and to focus imtlonnl. attention on it by 'saying exactly the wrong thing at precisely the correct moment. That's the way it is with Wallaces latest wlsecrnck nb'out wonting to expel from the party any coivjjressivin who (loos nai follow the. paity line on a fundamental issue. Whnt Wallace was shooting at nrc some o'f the worst abuses in Amerlcnn tjoveninienl. The absolute ineaninelessness of both Democratic and Republican Party platforms'. The utter Irresponsibility of both party machines. And more specifically, the apparent inability of Democratic members of Congress to get going on President Truman's postwar program. In three ' months of wrangling. Congress has completed action on only'ong major issue—the full employment' bill. Hearings, debnlc, mid bickering still go on over extension of stabilization controls, social security reform, labor legislation. uniCication of the armed services, atomic energy control, housing, and so on. . •F.MRRYO COALITION ced party policy unless lie ,chose to do so. But the record of every congressman would be available to the public, as n means of holding both the party and the individual accountable for his vote. Second, the Lapolletie-Manroney report recommends that" the majority party's Policy Committees' of th c House and Senate should" meet regularly with the -President and his cabinet "members,'••as -a Joint Legislative-Executive Council,- - to formulate party policy on new issues arising between elections. -• A group of doves or swallows is called a "night. The United States has 19fl cities of 50,000 population or more. Anawer to PreTlova Fuule HOUZONTAL 58 Ration. \I,« ftctured'^W Notion novelist>-Af VERTICAL - ^ mm 11 Lease anevv 2 Russian . 8Expunge,! 11 Poplar •-' ' mountains 16 Rave school (ab.) ; 18Relative'(ab:> „ i ab -> -,,-,. MSAnttcs ^ -^5Suo loco (ab.) 6 Auricle . ~- ttMoharhme- ; dan priest A / 8 Give .-1 10 Age '^S 11 Ventilate W '.12 Airplane 21 Curl's name ;22 Hali-em '23Parertt ' 24 Size of shot '.'professtorial lives i' ' \20 Queer '-T? 23 Trifling 25 Playing tard 28 GoU mound 30 Fish 33 Slightly fl* opened '*% 14 Apostle (ab.) 34 Natives of r 15 ttorapass point Rome ' 17'Aft«rnooh 36 Genus of social events herbs ' 19 Courses of 37 Wind cone 43 Malaysian ~'^, : canoe \ ^*, 45 Note in ' '•( ,. Guido's scale' 46 Symbol for" r sodium J 47 Near ' /»* 48 Scatter *•'* 49 Solitary 51 Sea eagle 53 Wicked 55 Myself 57 East Indies " \ ND (lien the others were re• turuing io the table, and the wful nightmarish quality led, nd she was laughing, and talking s if she were perfectly normal, taybe she was perfectly normal, imybe that was what life was ike, going along all nice and mooth and perfect and suddenly xploding a bombshell in yoiir ace. Between the cocktail and he soup she danced with Colin, ml he didn't talk at all and she ras deeply grateful. Between the oup and the salad she danced V'ith Davey, and he said, "Sorry as icll, Ann. It wasn't our idea. But hey came in and Nina saw us ind—well, it just developed into a parly." "I know it's not your fault, Davey," she smiled at him, uain- 'ully. When she danced. with Jock ater, she felt like 9 too tightly strung violin. "Relax, darlin'," he nunnurcd into her ear, and then, with seeming diabolic intent the lights were dimmed, find Jock bent a little and pressed his cheek against hers, :md she shut,her eyes and listened to her heartbeats. Then Jock said, "Let's go outside, Ann," and Ann, so sensibly she conjct scarcely believe it was she who was talking, an- s.wcred, "Let's go back to the table." All in all, the evening was not an unqualified success. Driving back to the hotel, through the night that was crisp and cold and very dark, Ann huddled low in the scat, the big collar of her coat around her cars. She sat close to Colin, but he kept both hands on the wheel until Ann said wistfully, "Won't you even hold my hand, Colin?" Ho looked at her swiftly, then took her hand in his. Ann wanted to cry. ' The next morning they packed up and returned to Port Drake. v (To B« Con • ' TIES';UP CONGRESS , Further ' tying 11 up congressional nctioii Is an embryo coalition of southern Democrats ami northern Republicans which, if it is ever really born, may well grow up to wreck the Democratic Party. No wonder Wallace und other Democratic leaders arc ninrmcd. ami ready toi drastic action.—even to the extent of proposing to purge from the party organization nil dissenters denying them the benefit ot the party label in re-election contest* unless (hey follow the party line on major Issues. Such a system as Wallace proposes would, of course, ruin any chance for non-partisan political action or for independent ' voting on national issues. And freedom from machine-dominated politics has long been .sought as .the idcrvl of straight-thinking Independents wl'o put 'countrv above party. The good that Wallace's blast nay do. however, is to call more at- lenlion to, proposals made by the Joint Committee on Congressional Orpniit/atio'u as instrument* for building up narty rcsironsibility. After a year's study of what was wrong with Conngress, this ,12-man committee, headed bv Sen. Robert M. LaFWIette of Wisconsin and Congressman .Mike Monroney of I Oklahoma, came up with 'three suggestions for increasing the Importance of party platforms and of uartv action. rONGKF.SSTONAI, "POLICY COMMlTTF.ES" 'RECOMMENDED [First. Uie LaFollettc-Monrbivs' Committee rccnmmcnd.s replacing the present ineffectie and seldom- convened Steering Committees of the two parties In the House and Senate with foxir seven-man ''Policy Committees." On national issues where uarty policy was involved, the decisions of these Polity Committees woiild he (onlinlly announced and made n p'art 0 | 'the public record of the proceedings of Congress. Thus the voters would know- where each party stood. No senator O r congressman would be required-to-follow such nnnoun- 27 Mammal' S 9 Storms ' SI Summer) SIDE GLANCES : 32 Brazilian Wacaw f ' crest SSPatteria' 38 Diminutive !" "of Josephtae 1 39 Year (ab.) ' 40 Great <ab.) ilMotK .' ' 42 Ampere (ab.) « Highest - ~ House of Congress 19 Lloyd's machinery certificate <ab.) 10 Uncommon .• >Z Tardy S3 Her' first was published recently . , r HSouth'ern cpnstellaHon 56 CTollege' heads DjLjr Boarding House with Maj 1 . Hoople JUST REH&ftRSltiG A\V SPEECH FOR THE OV\!L5 CLUB ANNNERSrXRV OF ROCvCetS AMO SPEED BOT THE iTOOT TIES OF BROTHERHOOD SHW-L SHOUTS, COLD LOG OM THE ATOM, BOM.6/' §k,"But* mpllier7 why do \vc have to clean Hie whole hoiiso'- ;><cycry year?* Don" I' you think we're gelling 1 ' ^ S«S9{*fc»| making otuselvcs sp_aiitpam'tic?" J»»M^. '.'T' • THIS CURIOUS WORLD VTTLE GENte OP Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams I VVAS UP SE.GOMD AMO I'M ONLV FAIR.--SO IF NATURE REALLY BALANCES TH1MGS WE'LL BE COM1N' BACK REVERC.ED--VOLI FEEUIW GOOD, ME TEELIM' ' FAIR. AM' GOLD1E FEEL1W' TURR1BLE! OOH.' I JtS \—i ROLLED OUT AM' 1 F6EU TURC1BLE, STARTIM' OM A r HVlAr IS MEANT BT *AN ACE '' REST OUT. WORST IN TROPICAL VUCHMtfS TONGUE TREE • WAS SO NAMED FOR THE RATriMG fi/<y/S£f IT MAKES IN BVEWi'VASSINS BREEZE. ANSWER: NEXT: Noditne ntyv In er{shells.

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