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'EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1947 (HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , TRX COCKIER NEWS OO. B. W. HAINES, PubUihcr JAlfES L- VERHOETF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sole Nation*! Adverttalng Representatives: W»U»e«/Wttiner Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Published Every Afternoon FXctpt Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office »t BlythevUle, Arkanias, under act of Oon- jrets, October 0, 1911. _ __ Served by the United Pit* SUBSCRIPTION RATES-. Bj carrier in the city ol BlythevUle or any sub^JSTtown where carrier service Is m»w- ,_,_-j nf,,. ~fr week, or 85c per month. B^ ma£ KV radius of 40 miles, »4.00 per r 1200 for sin months, »1.00 lor three months, oy mfii outside W mile *>ne, HO.OO per year payable In advance, Meditation So teach us (o number may apply our hearts »« 90:12. our days, Hint we » wlsrlom.-l'sslnw Think that day lost whose descending snn Views from thy hand no noble action done. —Jacob Bobart. The New Policy for Germany The new American occupation pol- i icy for western Germany is clenrly H an attempt to fit.an important miss|| ing piece into tlie pattern of the JMar- Jl shall plan. It. is not a policy In l>c achieved quickly, and its success is not a foregone 'conclusion. But it is unlikely that the long-range recovery program, of which the Marshall plan is a start, could work at all without il. The old policy injured victors and victims, in an economic sense, as well as vanquished. An-industrially productive Germany, hedged hy safeguards which the new policy provides, should certainly help to rebuild Europe without letting Germany forget her • past sins or prepare for future ones. Right Goal /Wrong Methods Disloyal government' employes fire in apposition to endanger our national safety, and that's no pipe dream. Nor is it witch-hunting to say that there undoubtedly are disloyal persons on the government payroll. The well- fcnovn tactics of the Communist Party. make:t.iat assumption reasonable. And the recent discharge of hundreds of ' federal employes for reasons of security adds evidence to the assumption. There is good reason, then, why there should be a check on the loyalty of those employes. President Truman asked for a law to that effect some time ago, and the House of Representatives has just passed a loyalty-test bill. But it seems not to have occurred to the House majority that the bill which they approved employs some of. the methods of communism, which is the bill's principal target. Under this bill, the attorney general is the sole judge of what groups or organizations in this country are "totalitarian, facist, Communist or subver- siv" Membership in such a group would constitute •grounds for dismissal. An independent review board would have final authority to decide upon a government employe's loyalty. It could certify any employe to his superior for dismissal if "reasonable grounds" were found to support a lie- lief that the worker was disloyal. So far, perhas, so good. But this board would also have the right to refuse to reveal the source of information which led to the request for dismissal. It would have the authority to deny an accused employe the right to confront and cross-examine his accusers or to appeal their decision to the courts- Supporters of the bill defended this star-chamber procedure with tho argument that a right of ap]>eal was unnecessary since no criminal prosecution of federal employes was involved- Yet the review board's decision would have the power to deprive a government worker of his means of livelihood and, by placing a conviction of dis- , loyalty against his name, seriously jeopardize his chances of getting another job. The effect on a person wrongfully found to be disloyal would not be much different from a wrongful criminal conviction. Another discriminatory provision of this House bill limits this loyalty check to employes of the executive branch of the government: We wonder whether it.is either safe or fair to assume that all disloyalty would be in one branch. After all, some members of the present Congress have been associated with the extreme right and the extreme left. A look into the backgrounds of some of their appointed assistants might also be wise. There may be little chance that this bill will gain presidential approval and become law. But its passage 1-eveaU a congressional state of mind that is not encouraging. The House Un-American Activities Committee in the past has indulged in some practices—in the name of Americanism—whoso Americanism was highly questionable. Now more than fHo-1 majority of the House has pasfled a bill—in the name of loyalty—which is scarcely loyal to tho traditions of Ameriican justice. It may be hoped that when the Senate gets around to considering this subject' it will see, fit to discard police-state methods in favor of some of the basic and accepted rights of an American citizen before the law. VIEW'S OF OTHERS American Cotton's Future Durlifg last week's meeting of the Cotton Research Council In Dallas, nil official of the Department of Agriculture laid great stress upon the necessity of keeping American cotton competitive with foreign cottons and with synthetic fillers. He was confident that, through research, mechanization and hard work American planters could achieve a lasting prosperity, but warned them, that our cotton could "price itself out ot the market." That is Just what our planters have clone more than once during the last decade or so, with well-meant assistance of their representatives in congress, it Is hard to see Dow current prices for American cotton could do otherwise than exclude it from world markets, were it not for the immeasurable world shortages of wearing apparel, the war's interruption of cotton growing in other continents and the easy credits \vhlch our government lifts extended to cotton consumers abroad. These conditions are temporary. Whether domestic mill consumption of the past few years, which has been close to current production, is also a transient thing we cannot undertake to say. When cotton experts discuss the possibilities of research they are thinking or the new uses for cotton fiber which industrial science is likely to discover. When they speak of mechanization they mean that the cost of producing a biuo of cotton in Vlic United States can Vic reduced by capital investment in machinery on the plantations. These things offer prospects of improvement in the position of the cotton South, but their benefits can be realized only slowly. One of the results of wav conditions has been to drj away with the government's holdings of raw cotton, accumulated through some year.; ol supporting prices with non-recourse crop loans. That mechanism of governmental price support still exists. It will be used again if and when American planters pick more cotton than can be used at home or sold abroad in competition with foreign growths. The government, is already pledged to use it until the end oi 1948 if market, conditions so require. And the results or again resorting to price support will again be the accumulation of a price-depressing stock of unsold cotton. The moral of this unfinished tale is that, a govcrmnentally-supported price is not a competitive price. —WALL STREET JOUBNAU Inadvertent Isolationist Othman Swears House Quizs Confuse Even Old Statesmen Sunday School Lesson Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-5; 3:13-18 9:9-10: .lames 1:5 Hy WII.MAM E. GIMIOY, I), n. < H is one thing to praise and . commend wisdom, but quite another thing to practice it. And the most unwise thing that can happen is to abandon wisdom once you have found it. This is forcefully illustrated in the history of King Solomon, reputedly the fiuthor of the Book ol Proverbs, and reputedly "the wisest man who ever lived." At least two great and noble incidents arc recorded of Solomon, and If all his life and action had been in accordance with these lie would surely have deserved the fullest of his reputation for wisdom. The one Incident was the dream, recorded in I Kings 3:5-12. in which, asked to choose whatever he desired from the Lord, he spoke in deep humility and asked above all things for an understanding heart to exercise good [ judgment, and rule his people well. But the other outstanding inci- Ky FREDERICK O. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. July 25. (UP) — George Washington. Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin sSazed clown from hatuljome pastel portraits upon the walls of the House Commiltpo upon UnAmerican Activities. Their expressions Somehow looked puzzled. What was going on here, anyhow? All I know is that the co-chairmen of a CIO local union at «, Wiiisflkm-Saloiii, N. C., cigarette factory — one n white man and one a negro — appeared with their lawyer and swore to tell the truth and nothing but. Question Nma- jer 1: Were they Communists? They both refused to answer on the grounds that they might Incriminate themselves. Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of N. J., said that was good enough for him, AncJ then came a tall, good-looking young fellow, well-dressed, suava and obviously conscious of the spot he occupied. He identified himself as Edward MeCrea, international organizer or the CIO, who helped lead a strike against the R. J. Reynolds Co. in Wlnston-Snlem last May. Was he a communist? "Before I answer that question," he said, "and since my record seems to be of interest. I'd like to say dent was his prayer at the dcdl- , tn!it j holc i tl ' lc 'distinguished flyin' Truman's About Face on Flood Control Smacks Of Politics and Faces Much Kicking Around By 1'ETEH KHSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 25. (NEA1 —President Truman's 10-year, $0 billion flood-control program today seems headed for the political battlegrounds—to be kicked around between the two parties and within his own administration. The proi;ram which the President sent to Congress in a special message represents a change in Truman's own policy. He cut back last year's appropriations on flood control and reclamation projects. ro reduce his budget expenditures, j Heretofore he has advocated ile- | laying public works until housing I shortaKcs were relieved, or usuitf I public works to take up the slack i!i i a possible rcccss'.-.n" . In his recent 35th Division speech I at Kansas City, however, ho critici/.- ecl Congress for its cut.s in reclamation funds. And he follows this up now by proposing faster action - thp spending of S250 million on top of the $45 million already appropriated for this year's flood- control works construction and vc- pair. The aren receiving principal attention would be the 28 states from the Alleghenies to the Roikics and from Canada to the Gulf. It takes in the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi river basins It also tnkcs in n lot of voters. COLLIDES WITH ECONOMY WilVE Tlic corn belt having jttst come through pretty disasternus washouts, its people may clteor the news of crealcr Hood control a.-tivr.y. t o another political movement Hut Ihi.s program runs head-on in- spiked by Sen. James E. Murray to Republican pledges ol economy. : o f Montana. He backs a bill to A S'2r>o million rush appropriation create a Missouri Valley Authority, for flood control at this time svoul-.l i patterned on TV A, but incorpo- cut the Republicans' real savings | rating a lot of the language and on tin; Truman budget byras iiulh j provisions of the Reclamation la'.vs. as 10 per cent. ~ If Congress should by some miracle increase flood control appropriations before it goes home, selection of the projects which get the money will probably be made by the usual method of rolling out tins pork barrel. Projects that can muster the most political support arc the mies 1U:U. get first approval, i other whether (here i.s greater economic | President, Truman has repeatedly endorsed the MVA idea. He does not mention it specifically in this latest flood control message to Congress, but he leaves the way open for "the ultimate establishment of valley authorities" to develop "many valuable projects for navigation, irrigation, hydroelectric' power and water utilization resources." cation of the Temple, recorded I Kings 8, and among the noblest and most beautiful things in the entire literature of religion. Perhaps, like some addresses of other kings and rulers, it was written for him by some religious leader of saintly spirit and prophetic insight, but" by delivering it Solomon made it his own, and if he had continued in the letter and spirit of that prayer he might have gone down to history as famous for his goodness and wisdom as he is for the outward splendor and magnificence of his reign. , f Instead Solomon took to him- \ , } self many wives. Not content with the building of the Temple, he built for himslf. In a great palace he surrounded himself with riches and luxury for which the people paid in oppressive taxes; bearing it. all,while Solomon lived and the magnificence continued, but with the result of rebellion; and division of the kingdom when Re- hoboam, his son, succeeded him- Thus it was that beneath the expansion, and safety, and -apparently flourishing prosperity of the kingdom of Israel under Solomon were the seeds of oppression. Solomon in the early part of h's career stands as a fine example But in the latter port he stands as a solemn warning of what happens even to a great, man when e departs from wisdom. need for ihrm or not. Today only halt a dozen principal U. 3. river .svstem have 3>een Here he meets more political opposition, and if the corps of Engineers could just build retaining walls half as permanent as this studied with any degree of com- | blockhcndedness, they would never pleteness. Thcv include the Teniics- j have to be replaced, see, the Sacramento and San Joa- C|Uin in California's Central Valley, the Columbia, the Colorado, the lower Mississippi. For 20 years the Army's Corps o! Engineers has been working 0:1 plans to control floods on the Ohio, thn Mississippi and the lower MLs.som-i. On the upper Missouri Uu; Uui'eau of Reclamation takes over for flood control, irrigation and electric power development Doth Reclamation officials and the Army Engineers say they have the \]Ls.si:.sippi basin situation ! in hand and there is no need for | any other aucncy to take over or ! supplement tlu'ir work. WHAT Aisotri 1 THI-: MVA? But heft: they run smack dab in- 1 Part of this stubbornness comes from the Corps of Engineers anil the Bureau of Reclamation. Part of it comes from land owners who fear they will lose some of their water rights for irrigation. Part of it comes from the railroads who fear competition from cheaper river navigation. Part or it comes from coal interests who fear electric power competition of electricity produced at government dams. All this opposition hides behinc a contention that river valley "Au thorities" are socialistic undcrtak ings which threatens the free enter prise system by competing witl private business. BARBS BY HAI, COCHKAM It's not so bad to drop your wealth—if you drop it into government bonds. * » * The alarm clock is more reliable limn the rooster and can be depended upon not to make CPltins up any easier. * * * After some men take up golf (o improve their licaltli. they should take up somclliins else to improve their morals, * * * How do the machines that dispense apples know how many wonns you want? * * » Michigan thieves stole 12 cases of Itnvlor. Just walked into a spot and highballed It.. IN HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY There could be no more fantastic misrepresentation, no more malicious distortion of the truth, than the frequent propaganda assertions or implications that the United Slntes lias Imperialist aims.—George C. Marshall, secretary ot slate. * * * If the real issue m Enroll is between socialism a.nd communism and a free society, then it is hopeless, and we had better conserve our resources for the Inevitable conflict.—Sen. Joseph H. Ball CR1 of Minnesota. • * * The United States Army exerts today far less pressure for ptMe than it did when H was the world's most formidable lighting force — Gen. Dvv'ight D. Elsenhower, Army chief of stair. BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NICA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. July 25. <NEA1 The ballots are in and that gruesome twoscmc. Ihc double feature, is out. By a two to one majority, in a nation'.vide poll, the readers of this column voted down doiVblo features in favor of the sinuic bill phis a newsreel arid a short subject. The ballot.-,, from every state, revealed an interesting fact. Bin city moviegoers prefer .single bills, while rural communities like dou- featurcs. Comments ran all the way from: "The producers of those" chr-;.p pictt'.res siiou'.d l>c shot." To: "Don't lake a«ay ilmilile fen- ures. \Vlth admission prices so lilitli ami pictures so li-rrihle. ilV. Lhe only wav we can set our money's worth." Gene Ray;nond, who chocked ut of the air corps us a major, •ill concentrate on niaht. llyinr Hi-ins a two-week stint back in niform late this :ranth . . . r>.^- pite Hollywood's wails, (he movie ox office take is still SO per ceni eltcr than lin the rarly 40's 'niilclte Godda.nl ami Burse.-:; Meredith, in London, celebrated heir third weddiim annivmr.ry over a bolllc of burgundy. IBOUT TIME A movie company finally h;\s licked a name I suspcrt has hi-en ;sed before, but never offiraHv. A new cartoon company will '•:.' known os "impossib'c Pictures." Thnl lonesomc-lciO'King gent playing the piano for his own amuse-1 •nent in the bar nt Jack's-at-lhe-1 lieach was Cole Porter, completely! urccognlzcd...Jecui SaSlon. tlv crooner, and writer Fred Heider ar,' I'pcting for the affections or Margaret" Whiting. Bob Crosby, who made six movies ns a romantic lover, now want.~ to be a Heht comedian. He's turned down t\\o pictures recently to escape romantic pails Popgy Knud«en i:; helping Vic Ors.itti forget Mirie MrDona'd. They were a tvvcst T,c' ;:l Giro's. THOSE KOIAKi:s ^There's a priiffico going on in Hollywood '.vhi:!i should brins John Q. Public down on the studios in I r.cdy. Yr'.i'vf probably had thisj experien::,-: Y.m so (o the theater. About lorn- bai;.s of .noprorn later, you btviin 10 have the fee!' inir that there is something familiar about the action on the screen. A little later vein br;:in calling the shots for the ni'Kt sretic. You kno\v exactly ho\v it will turn out. Ycu fir. 1 '! r -\v tlie picture anywhere from live to 10 years before. But thet-. they called it "Hollyhocks in Tv.ihiht." and now it's "Morning (Vorirs at Dav.n." Thf starts an 1 tlifterciu. that's true, and they've used ;t ne'.v locale. ^That's whi 1 .! ihi'v call a . re:r.nke in Holly\vco<l -and it re-makes the same anMum of ir.^ney for all concerned, nl yonr expense. Tf \on :.',«> to sec a I'la Ihc stair*' the srrond time, you know \vha' you're ^eKinir. ThfH don't- chunse the title of "Kin? Tjear' 'to souuihms like "The Koyn 1 . Sneer." IUU in Hollywood they hnve to do U differently the wrong way. little cppcrtunity to play in th major tournament.';, and so he doc not have a great many Maste Points. But when he does play, 1 can be counted upon to make showing. When Ootthelf gave me todaj hand, v/hich lie ran acrcss wh: he was in the Army, he ".s:iid, "E'robably neither you nor 5 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mr. and Mrs. Jack Applebaum ccompnnied by Mr. and Mrs. E. 1. Jaffe left lestefday morning for weeks stay )ll Yazoo City, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis enter- ained last night with two tables f bride in honor of Mr. Davis' irthday. | Swimming suits instead of party lollies where worn by tiie 22 guests f Sarah Grace Joyner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Joyner, who elebratcd her fifth birthday Frilay afternoon. cross, the air medal, and the purple heart as a result of duty in the Pacific." "Hut are you a communist?" insisted the committee counsel. MeCrea scrunched around in ills chair to whisper with his lawyer, one Joseph Forcr. Then he replied: "I refuse t" answer that question on the grounds it might incriminate me." Lincoln's eyebrows seemed to lift' in surprise. Franklin's lips pursed tighter than before. Washington continued to glare. MeCrea, flush- ins piivkly. ignored the portraits. He said he had a statement. Rep. Thomas told him to go ahead. So he read a mimeographed document charging the committee-with trying to do what the "tobacco trust" couldn't, with attempting to break the union. "But the committee will not succeed," he said. All right. And again the committee counsel asked if he was a Communist. "I refuse to answer on the same grounds and also because 1 do not believe that .is any business of this committee." MeCrea replied. Two policemon stood in the room with their hands on their guns, because a previous witness said his life had been threatened. The American flag draped gracefully on its pole at Chairman Thomas' right. And Rep. Herbert C. Bonner. a North' Carolinian himself, tried to pry some answers from the war hero furned union chief. "I admire you very much for your service to your nation, but 1 do regret that you won't answer this question," Rep. Bonner said. "I am just as proud of my service to these people in North Caro- "said, I your Raiser to Tell Story Of Fat War Contract OAKLAND. Cal.. July 25. (UP) — Henry J. Kaiser, West Coast industrialist, yesterday declared it was the. American people and the press who "put the heat of hell on everybody In Washington" to do something about cargo aircraft durinp- the war. Kaiser, openly rankled by Sec retnry of Interior Krug's '"heal siiy" reports that Kaiser had turn ed on the heat for a $40,000,000 aircraft contract, said he would be Washington next Tuesday and Una," MeCrea retorted. "Yes, but how can the Communist party serve these people-..." began the congressman. MeCrea whispered at length with his lawyer, ii one time attorney for he War Production Board, the Of- ice of Price Administration and. the Treasury Department. "I refuse to answer," he said finally, "but I do want to say...." The committee shushed him. That, ended the proceedings and I swear I saw the expressions on Washington, Lincoln and Franklin resume their accustomed calm. GoUhelf A A K J 10 9 5 4 ' V AK f • AK' •,,'.. *A3 v/ "'*" Rubber—N-S vul. South West Korth " East 0 A Pass Passy Pass Opening—* 10 ' \25 vas to concede a spade trick. Gocci card players never take t for grained that :i suit is going :o break. They provide against jad breaks. 3,000 Vets Want 47 Cars; Buyers Chosen by Lot NASHVILLE. Tcnn., July 25. (UP) —More than 3.000 war veterans poured into the War Assets Administration customer's center litre yesterday to buy 47 surplus vehicles. Each prospective buyer was given a ticket and the lucky veterans were selected by drawing. Clarence L. Stewart, Cookeville, was the first lucky purchaser. He bought a 1042 Ford coach for $425. "was really of wliat happened. to tell the story" Mayor of Chicago 'HORIZONTAL (l Pictured mayor of Chicago, V McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Never He Certain \ Suit Will lircak ' BY WH.UAM n. McKEXNEY America's Card Authority Wrltt™ tnr NF.A Service While in the South some lime aRO, T -met A. 1*. Gotthelf again. Cio'-lhi'lf i» a former New Yovb-r who has spent o,uilc n while ui Uncle S.KII'.S 'Army, lie has had readers will believe th. happened. It looks like a crwkc'.l- up hand, but it is just the way we dealt it out. 1 picked up the South hand and was going lo open with a two-bid, but I decided that I six spades was the best bid. After ail, the boys in the Army are not I bridge experts." i Golthr.'.f won the opening dia- j n-omi lead with the kins and immediately laid down the king i of miivps.'Thon he suddenly realized that if the spades broke birt- 1 ly. he would have to lose a clt.b trick. Therefore, lie had to prolect j tignlnst a bad break in spades. i Tic cashed the. ace and kin? of hearts and led the ace of diamonds, trumping it in dummy ' with the six of spades. That's right, he trumped his own ace. Now he led the queen of hearts, on which he discarded his three of rubs. •lie returned (o his hand with (he ace ol clubs and cashed his , spade. 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