The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 29, 1946
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BLYTHEVILLE (AfrK.) COU1BIER;NEW8 f RID AY,'MARCH 2!), 194C ,0», Ifev Ttrt. ferite Baited to O» tttt ot 0UtM*ffl« or m town irhcra ourlcr •BVYM^ ^ MMB^ Mined, aoe par week, or He PIT saontn. Br mill, within •'radius of « alias. H4* ffr mr, *2.00 lor ate aviaHn. »UOO »ot thrse maWlii; BT mall outdo* M mil* MM, *V>M pv j*w ia adranc*. : . : Belligerent' Peace-Making It is easy to point out discrepancies between Prime -Minister .Stalin's mild encouraging statement on world •<• peace and the external appearance \ of, % Rus-. sian foreign policy ,' ' ' It is easy to say that "the ^principle of equality of states" in the OUN.Q, which Mr. Stalin cited as the source of ' United Nations' strength, is • contra- dieted in the Security Council by. the Big Five and their'iveto poyver, ^Viich Russia insistently demanded a;id >'won.. . It can; be suggested that the "gVfr.- rent fear of war" was not solely the product of anti-Russian propagandists. It can be argued that frankness, cooperation, and exemplary' political be-' havior among world governments is' a better means of securing the-peace than is the counter-piopaganda agiiiist war mongers, which Mr Stalin suggested. But tp advance these argumenta . "would be to accomplish nothing except 'the creation of new doubts and 'siis T picions. It seems, to us that it is more •intelligent to take Mr. Stalin's heart• eninjr opinions at their face value. In the first place, Prime Minister Stalin is the man who calls the signals in Russia, When he speaks, the, .world' listens to the voice of Soviet policy. The policy changes sharply from time ;to time, -but the voice retains, its authority. • i , Seiomllv, Mi-. Stalin has put him- 'self on lecorel in unequivocal' t'aMijpn with his forthright reply to tHe_ : questions of an American correspondent. sHe surelv leah/es that the world will ijhold him accountable now for. any ^deviation from his proclamation of jfaith in the United Nations. What, then, are we to make of all. 'the Russian saber-rattling, of the dis- Hurbing Russian activity in Iran, and ;Manehuria, of Mr. Stalin's thunderous "campaign speech" a few weeks ago, of the many examples ot evident reluctance \vhich have marked Russia's past participation in the UNO? . The only ready explanation would ^eem to be that Russia is determined to work for international peace and security in the most belligerent manner possible. It may be that she has tneant nil along to .give ground where the, 'lion-Russian world has held her policies to., be wrong and dangerous, but that -she lias 'contrived to do it in such « manner as to make it seem that she is making a magnanimous gesture after being greyiously misunderstood, put upon, and conspired against. .Where other governments take a ;step toward world security with a positive show of good will, perhaps the USSR, wjth the old wounds of slights ami suspicions still smarting beneath the armor pf her present military might, has seen fit to take the same step only after some fearsome oratory arid sword-waving. All this is conjecture, and perhaps illogical. But it must Keem 1 about as logical lo the average non-Russian Blind as do some of the recent inconsistencies of Soviet foreign policy. We hope devoutly that the conjecture is true, ami that, foiv the sake of the world's peace of mind, Russia Will labor in'future toward the common goal .. of j>eace without so many offstage alarums and excursions. He Sure Left 9j-,ot of Offspring "" A Fair Trig I for the Ex-Hero A"big World War II name reappear- ed'briefly in the news the other day. Marshal Tito's year-long search for Gen. Draja Mikha'ilovltch ended at last in a mountain cave, where the general was found with il followers. The .devotion of the 11, apparently, was just about all that remained to Mikhailovilch of the world-wide glory which was his in the early, desperate years of the war, when he commanded thousands of Chetnik guerrillas in their rapier raids on German occupational forces in Yugoslavia. The one-time international hero fell into disrepute at almost the very time when Yugoslavia's worst agony was over—when the war turned against Germany. Then it was that Marshal Tito, through his Russian sponsor, made it allegedly clear that Mikhailo- vitch was a reactionary despot, rather than a patriotic fighter for freedom. There evidently is some justification for the charge. "At least, Winston Churchill seemed to think so when, in May, 1944, he repudiated the general, announcing that lie had I'ollalw- ated with the Germans against Tito's :urmies. But the world knows little indeed about his supposed treachery.- We'd like to learn more about it. We'd like to see • Draja Mikhailo- vitch, ex-hero, get the fair, public trial his wife was refused before She died in a Nazi concentration camp late in ,19'14, and which he obviously has little prospect of receiving from his sworn enemies, Marshal Tito's Partisans, who long ago announced that he would be shot when captured. HOLLYWOOD T BV EBSKINE «)HNSON NEA. Stiff Com*f»nient , Mar, 29. <NEA>— After all these years In Hollywood I've fljially learned Uie awful truth —I'm pot my type. 1 don't look or «ct llfce a newspaper columnist, a coupl» pi film producers sfxl a director agreed, any more than Margaret O'Brien does. But then, maybe there's hope. Because the two film producers and the director, we decided, didn't look or act the type, either. It'all started when he heard Pro- "Terrible," snld Producer Rogers. ' i • "it stinks." snld Producer Cohn. Director LeBorg looked us over and shook his head. • 'He's n ducers Buddy Rogers and Cohn and Director Reginald LeBorg of Comet Productions were looking for someone to cast as.a newspaper columnist in their new movie. ."Hotel for Brides.". Just for laughs, w"e decided lo apply for the Job. Such insults we never before heard. . What's your name?" asked Producer Rogers. We told him. "Who cy«r heard of a newspaper cplumnlsl named Erskltie," he sneered.. "His name has to lie Flash, or-Chuck, or Scoop." "Let's • see • hov you look with a drink' in you hand," Rogers said. He'stuck a glass '"to our. hand. "Hrnm.V .he ; hmrnmed, "Not enough naturalness or" tyifAT,; NO <?>N BOTTLE! Producer Cohn took oifer. "Haye .you got a gin bottle In your^pocket?" he asked. We looked We didn't; have ,one. . "That's bad," .Cohn said. He studied us for a moment, thei clgaret ashes pressed, ie* Isn't sitting on the deaiO he toesn't look like pat O'Brien, and besides, he probably wants 'too inch money." "Not the type," announced Pro-, ducer Rogers. "Definitely not," said Producer Ralph Ohn. KINK GROCERY CLERK "We can give you Hie role of a ji'occry clerk In our picture 'Little Iodine,' " Director LeBorg said, '•'you're just the type." "Definitely," Producer Cohn said. "Srnarl casting," said Producer Rogers. Nuts to those guys. Let me tell you something about them. They are definitely not the type, either. Rogers doesn't have nil'ulcer, and he caij't play gin rummy. He has a male secretary named Herb Willis Instead of a blonde. There was no racing .form on his desk, and.lie didn't shout. He didn't look or net any more like a Hollywood producer than Jerry Colonna (Joes. Producer Cohn didn't have any yes-men following him, or even a steam his private office. He doesn't bet on the ponies, either. Director LeBorg wasn't carrying a cane, nor did he talk like Gregory Ratoff. *. WASHINGTON COLUMN Washington News Notebook fcy Ho«! Hekkrgott y NEA SERVICE, l ; XIX iTIHE months slipped by, almost I A unnoticeably Ann invited her •family vip for Thanksgiving, : and [gloried in the success pit .her ."first • big culinary attempt.' She had /iniuch gratuitous advice from Mrs. j Christmas, of course, and a good dell of assistance from Susie, who was an excellent cook, having serv.ed as cook's Assistant for a , cood many of her orphan years, basic was a guest, too, and sparkled and shone at her first f irmly party. ^ Christmas they spent with .Con- xe and 'Davey, who had shortly betore moved into a larger house. Alan was there for Christmas, too, and cam* up to Port Drake to spend the following week with Ana and Colin, He slept in the "•g room and swore that he' I acquiring the figur* of a half- n jaciduMte from sleeping at light-ancles on the two studio ucb. Ann decided she didn't want to jUtand a party on New Year's She sfiaiipil for Susie to ..»_^ over, and premised solemnly to return her to the Home at »»e mavsles after midnight. She Coin and Alan away, and went into a huddle with Susie in jte. bedroom. "You really shoult a'Ibng: dress' on Susie. Ann had hiredVa j^oman,tp cook and serve the Binner; 'so she could dev.ote her time.'to.getting .herself and Susie _ready.; She dressed rather hastily herself, in while transparent velvet, cut low, in back, arid-with, short sleeves' and a'long -•weeping skirt, and observed that as usual when she wasn't putting her. mind-on it, she looked very nice. Ann", brushed Susie's brown hair, and tied a silver ribbon A1 i c e -'in'- Wonderland fashion around her head. She hunted up a box of suntan powder that she vad -used in the sununer, and oned down Susie's freckles by a bdjdous use of it. She even added a touch of route snd a hint of Unstick, and • stood 'back, well pleased with her handiwork. Susie retarded herself with awe in the mirror. "I-don't believe it's UK," .she swhlspered. "Oh. Mrs. Brake, I leel just like Cinder- |her."T have everything I need to make a party right here," he assured her. When Alan returned from taking Susie home, he confessed, "I kissed the duck good night, and I'm afraid she took it as a romantic gesture—and has me in mind for a Daddy-Longlegs." "That's all right," Ann tissurcd him. "It's good for a girl to have; a big romantic interest. It's always the one who loves who has the "WeTl i&ve you Irve ntinutes after the stroke of midnight, seeing: that it's Mew Year's," Aim laotfMd. "tlow w«'d better get out of bsre and t*ve our men a cbaace to :> a>afce tluaairives beatirul for Colin and Alan were sTattfyr ingly complimentary to Susie. i*. .»J1 grown-up tonight, duck,'! When they reappeared, in dinner •he decided "I know you haven't Jacket*, Susie's cup w»s fuH. She aublimetr happy, she ac' '" 'to 1 * talk, and at din- frow,one to the other, her biff cm •feiuioc and happy. A fTtR dinner they turned Mu. ' u^ .1 i thouftiti we'd Ax sooMttuac of oouid baste up a hem m one wouUa't bHrt a bit— I'd press most fun, anyway—it's _ more fun to love than to be loved—." "Do you think so, Ann?" Colin asked seriously. Ann suddenly realized the implications o£ what she had said, and amended it hastily. "I rend it some place and it sounded so well I had to repeat it," she explained. "Now that the juvenile clement has gone, don't you think a New Year's party should have a little liquid refreshment?" She curled up on the couch beside Alan, while Colin was mixing drinks. He put his hand under the curls at the nape of her nedc, and turned her face around toward him. "How you getting along, kid?" he asked. "All right," Ann answered non- commiltally. "It's only—oh, if« all so easy, Alan. It doesn't seera to have much point when there's never a struggle for anything, t only have to express a whim for something, and Colin sees that I get il. And somehow it make* me seem just a. little—well, unimportant." Alan laughed at her. "Most women get the idea they're unimportant only if, their every whim isn't gratified," he said. Colin came ami put tall glaecex in Uieir hands. Ann looked at him accusingly and said, "You haven't MY PETER ED SON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Mar. 29. (NBA) —A big piizzlie for Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House, Is whom;to designate for the atomic bomb test junket. The Navy has reserved space for 60 Senators and Congressmen on the task force going to .Bikini. The party will be gone two months. If Rayburn immes loyal and deserving Democrats, he will weaken his working majority. On the other hand. If he could appoint some of the Democrats wlio are blocking th e administration program, it would lielp him considerably In the period when Congress will be trying to clean up unfinished business in order to get home for a summer of campaigning. High-ranking Army officers are becoming more and more outspoken on th|> subject of unification of tile armed services. They now say flatly that unification means virtual abolition of the Navy. Their argument is that there no longer Is any need for a Navy. The German. Jap and Italiat navies have been destroyed. Russia never Had a navy. The French navy is terribly weak, and the British navy is being cut down even more than Is the U. S- Navy by demobilization. U. S. INTELLIGENCE WONDERS ABOUT CHINA The U. S. intelligence services are frankly stymied as to wlmt going on in large areas of China and Manchuria. Lack of transportation and communication facilities makes it impossible to get observers In or get their reports back out. There are areas bigger than Pennsylvania that have no railroads, no telephones or telegraph, and practically no automobiles. ' Plenty of surplus airplanes are sitting around china, bill, there are no crews to fly them and to maintain them. Heporl.s of Japanese "booty" lifted out of Miuichurla by the Russians arc now numerous, but fragmentary. None of them has yet touched on (he two biggest Industries in Mukden—the railroad shops which built everything from rails to locomotives, and the Jap arsenal, biggest in the world, which made everything up to 16-inch nav- «1 guns, incidentally, both of these a natural geographic frontier. Acquisition ;.of northern Iran would USSR to natural strategic defense lines has been the Soviet policy hi Finland, Poland, the Baltic States, and the Balkans. It provides a much -more logical explanation for Russian interest In the five northern provinces of Iran than does any . concern over .their oil concessions. continued:, "You're shaved—that's no gopd. You're wearing a -wedding ring—that's no good.' Your socks aren't hanging down—(hat's no good. Your . voice—not cynical enough. Let's :see how you rush to a ..telephone and shout, 'Stop the presses!'" . ' We. obliged. ' Three fellows just not the type. Hollywood's casting directors probably would have them playing stock salesmen. All mammals have hair. The whale is a niamal, therefore whales have hair. PQR1ZONTAL 2 Rodent 1,7 Pictured • ^ 3 Tongue late author 12 Height 13 Decayed- 8 Staff 16 Batted IS Watering pl»ce 19 Part ot "be 1 20 Kind 21 Hawaiian Islands (»kj 12 Cut let (ab.) 4 Wheel center 5 Wild ox . 6 Nevada city < 7Was ; te allow* ance 25 Woody plants 42 Apostle (ab.) ] S Near ^"— ' 2G Leather strip 43 Garret 10 Belongs to It 27 In that place 44 Unbound' 11 Relative .&. 28 Consumed ** 47 Stop S3 Portals • ~ 34 Make . possible ^1 36 Character ' 37 Single 41 In this place 1 danced The quite a point ot dancing with Susie, and jaw smiled and tatad with lhawi, a*d even lirted T»«.girt'* •oinc to be all C«4a» MM to Jam, watch- Bt she, aartjr to kissed rae once this year, Colin." He leaned over her as she sat looking up at him, and {asteaed her lips with his. Then he said, "A dreadful oversight. I'll have my secretary make a note of H so that I'll do it regularly in th* future." " «•* Alan raised his (lass. To two of mf y try people," he •MI i 11 <M ...pnjLL plants were wartime targets for China-based B-29 bombers. Tiie State Department now has under consideration a project to publish German Foreign Office records auid so demonstrate German war guilt to the world. Probably the most valuable capture made by the American Army In Berlin was thp complete file of German Foreign Office records, dating clear back to 1855. Preliminary examination has shown lliat these papers are a eold mine of historical Information. After Ihe last war, the German government was first to break into print wit); official papers, published in 1920. British Foreign Office papers in refutation of the German claims of w»r-innoc'«iice were not issued ui'.til I92G. niid Ihe U. S. never got around to putting ovit its war record till 1934. USSR SEEKS SF.CTJRITY, NOT Oil, IN IRAN An exanun.illon of any good map of the Middle East, with concentration on the frontier between Russia and Iran, will show llw reasons _ why the Soviet Kovermnmt Is so ~ Interested In Im,\s [| Vo norther provinces, These stales border on the Cos plan Sea to the north, while thcl southern boundary ] s the crest o 2 range of mounuiliu. Considered In the light of the known Soyle aim to make Russian !xxindi».-le secure against Invasion, this motm Uln range assumes Importance closii'off tlie Caspian sea, too, mak- Toothpicks coralline six times us ing it an all-Russlan Jake Instead .much forest area each year as Is ' of an international body or water. 48Reserve (ab.) cut for all the Christmas 'trees Extending the boundaries of the 14 Fastens T -Transpose (ab.) 23 Assault 24 Awaken used In the United States. •29 Ee teem 30 Melts /. 31Btg 32 Soak 33 Fowls 35 Sphere of : action 38 Poker stakes 39 Punitive • 4p Tantalum '.., (symbol) 41 Equal part 4 5 Toward 4B Decline 46 Account 50 Merriment 51 Drool BE Legal prob^ lems were a of Ws ' stories 55 Delete 56 Holding VERTICAL . 1 In time (mulic) SIDE GLANCES ur Boarding House with Maj 1 . Hoople e6At);MftRTHft.'FEA9.T VOOR. EXES G>4 TW)S TRIUMPH OP ART/ LOCiCV 1! FllsK>IKi£ IT KT AKi AUCTtOhi SAl£-*~A LftMP X <ZE.CCX3>NliTeD AS OF A*l OLO , TH E^lR OF AF6Hf\tilSTftri / " Oft! ^EftftS AGO STOP/; THKT ATROCITY WAS 1SJ OUR. ATTIC 2O X GAME IT TO RUBBISH IT AVOW X PUT A ICO -VJATT BDMP OM YOUR. "Pretty lucky for me I flunked u couple of years bark in Jiifjh school—HOW I'm in the same classes will) sonjc of Ilie war veterans!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD OutOurWgy ByJ.R. Williams 8V TH' TIME 1HEV RU5H HIM THROUGH ASSEMBLY LIME FOR. HIS OWN AILMENTS YOU'D THtMK HE D HAVE EMOUGH SHOP WITHOUT LOOKIM' FOR BULL OF TH' WOODS VrStTlM' OTHER. PATIENTS HERE IS TOO MUCH LIKE ; H6AR!N' TW HARD LUCKC STORIES OF SPOILED* JOBS IN A. SHOP.' WHEN WE'RE OUT OF FORMAL WE'RE SAIDTO BE INFORMAL/Xyi _ ELLEN R. REEVES, OF TOOny L«r" E6es WITH SHELLS OF EXACTW THE SA LAIO 3Y . TH£ FAMIUAfe SOUNDS MILLIONS OP YEARS A&O, NEXT: Who Invented tb« ttcamtwsit

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