The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1949 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, November 11, 1949
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS t' ' •• THE COURIER NEWS CXI I RW. HA1NES, PublUbW F ' ' JAMES L. VERHOEPF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvetldiK Uaiu«ei •ate National Adwrtlilni Representative*: Wallace Witaer Co, New York, Chicago, Oetratt, Enttred a* ttccoa eiwu mittei at th« poit- «eio« at KjtlMVUl*, Arkaiuai, under act ol Coo' October 8, Hit. Member at Trx Associated Prcu •!. BUbSORHTlON RATES: ' Bp curie* ID th» city of 'filytbevlUe or any tuburban to wo wbert carriei servlc* u mala' Ulncd, aoc per we«k, 01 85c pel month Bj mall, within a radius ol SO niUej w.oti pet year, f2.00 for sii months, tl.On foi three months; by nail outside 60 mile tone 110-00 pej real piy»bl« in advance. Meditations CMulder the work of God; for who can make that itraltht, which he halh made crooked.— Eccleila»t*» 7:13. » • * I will tell you where there Is power: where the dew llc« upon the hills, and the rain his moistened the roots of the various plants; wnere th« luhshlne pours steadily; where the brook runs babbling tiling, there la a beneficent power. —Chapln. Barbs A Georgia man swallowed some gasoline by mistake. The best antidote we know of Is to keep sway from fire. * * * The Englishman has his spot of tea on his afternoon—the American on his (le. * ' * .* • A scientist says the world Is slowly being depicted of it» oxygen. Maybe we should muzzle tome of our politician windjammers. * * • •'..-'. •' ' ' ' T» • allay fnn, a coffee association official announces there will be no shortage In this coun- .Jtry. That's uslns the old bcmn! * • • It'« your own fault, men 1 You should have taken those screens down BEFORE Hallowe'enI French Government Needs •Stable Party Groupings France, which went without a gov- ', , ernment from Oct. 6 to' 27, finally hag a new premier and cabinet. Georges Bi." dault, a Popular Republican and a former u foreifrn minister, succeded where two ,' other leaders failed. Americans can be excused for being »* abit baffled by the spectacle of an im'>, portant , European nation going! three! 5 weeks without a government in this .fcritical age.'It is apparent the French . , even now might lack working lead'er- ' *hip, were it "not for fears that their - country would go unrepresented at in- • ternational conferences starting lliig ' week. • When Bidault at last managed to form a government, it was not because he offered anything unique in his program. His policy declaration differed lit- tie'from that of Jules Moch, Socialist, and Rene Mayer, Radical, the two who earlier tried unsuccessfully to put to- ,gether acceptable cabinets. Bidault seems to have won approval from the French Chamber of Deputies because he juggled his cabinet possibil- , itiea more shrewdly. He wound up with • a coalition group representing seven separate French parties. Included were both Moch and Mayer and two former premiers, Henri Queuille and Robert Schuman. During the days without .1 bader, many French politicians and observers blamed the difficulty on the fact that France;has not had a general election .in some time. They argued that the chamber is out of touch with the people, that a new political alignment is needed to assure more stable government. Others felt, however, that an election at this moment might give too •much strength to the more extreme parlies such as the Communists and Gen. Charles DeGaulle's rightist followers. France's best hope, it was said, lay ; in maintaining the present dominant power of the more moderate parties." This view prevailed. It now appears unlikely there will be an election before 1951, the next date when one must be held in accordance with French law. To the outsider watching France's troubles, the problem looks deeper than ' just the holding of an election on this or It appears to stem from the nature of French political organization. Unlike the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and other English- speaking nations, Frence has a great , number of parties. Many are the merest splinters, offshoots from bigger groups. They, represent all shades of opinion. This setup gets away from the big complaint about America's major parties—that they are catch-alls which try to be all things to all men. But as they h«v« worked out in French hiitory, the** numerous parties are seldom if ever strong enough to command control of the Chamber of Deputies. Ag « result a government can b« achieved only through a coalition of forces. Inevitably these coalitions are unstable; they fall apart easily. The recent Queuille cabinet, which lasted a year, was virtually a record. A few months is the normal'life of a French government, and often the end comes in a matter of weeks. This October crisis in French'poli- tics suggests that perhaps French politicians ought to re-examine this whole system. Parties giving expression to minute differences of opinion may be a luxury, in which France can no longer safely indulge. The time would seem to call for larger, more stable groupings able to hold power by themselves or in steady conibinaliCHis not likely lo topple quickly. Certainly France's democracy cannot endure many leaderless periods like the one that has just ended. Democracy must not-be made a symbol of impotence. (ARK.) COURIER NKWS A Natural Death The big give-away shows are tumbling toward the bottom of the radio heap in popularity. One has hit 66th in its Hooperating, another 104th. If this skid becomes permanent, the FCC's ban on give-aways may prove purely academic. Right now the net works are waiting to get court tests of the ruling under way, but the programs may well have died a natural. I death before a decision corned All we can say it, is couldn't have happened to a more deserving lot of programs. Views of Others Better Farm Income It no longer Is as necessary as It was lor capable young men to leave the farm in order to obtain a really good living. This is i big change in American life. It comes mostly from the upturn in agricultural Income. Albert S. Goss, master of the national Grange, pointed out the new trend recently to the Future Farmers of America when he said: It used to be the ambition of most farm boys to leave the farm and get to the city. It was not to escape the hard work so much -. ;* as it was to have better income opportunities and better living advantages. That Is no longer true. For the good farmer there are as good income opportunities on the farm as In the city, and electricity and the automobile have made the living advantages better than most can afford In town. The constantly Increasing production per farmer means constantly expanding Income opportunity for those who are trained and able;, to. take advantage of This does not mean,'However, that the farnu can furnish opportunities for more young men. On the contrary, M farms use more machinery they become larger and need fewer farmers «nd farm laborers. Migration from the farms to the cities is most necessary In the South. One mechanical cotton picker Is replacing 25 hand pickers. But those that remain aflc rsuch migration have much better Incomes than prevailed in the past. It la true that Incomes have Increased more In the Midwest than in New England. Mechanization has been easier in the Middle West. But If Incomes of ordinary commercial farms are compared by regions. New England still staclu up favorably with other regions. The growing numbers of part-time farmers In New England, of course, have sizable off-farm incomes. Though various causes have contributed to raising fnrm income, such as government support and European buying, improved technology is the largest influence. Agriculture makes exceptional effort lo improve Us methods. Fanners consequently keep on getting better production. For that reason much of the flnnaclal progress of agriculture should be permanent. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY This Is no time for FSncy Dans who won't hit the line with all they have on every play, unless they can call all thc signals.—Ucn.n Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint chiefs of stall, during unification hearing. » » * Thc old struggle between specialized and general education is still a critical one. Specialization Is not producing the well-grounled citizenry requisite to a well-ordered democracy.—Dr. John L. Knight, president of Baldwin-Wallace College. • • • Dollar devaluation by hiking the gold price is In the works. There will b3 denials just as Sir Stafford Crlpps denied the British would devalue (the pound sterling) until the moment they did so.—Sen. George W. Afatone (R., Ncv.j. » * * We cannot make a world, as God did, out of chaos. There are some, apparently, who think thai we should do thU, and in less than six days.—Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson. • * * The road to peace lies through co-operation of governments and concrete measures of benefit to all. Political conflict, either national or International, Is largely an appeal lo emotion.—Lord Boyd Orr, winner of 1943 Nobel peace prize. What's Cookin?' II FRIDAY, NOVEMBER Restoration of Germany Poses Problems for Both East, West Unusual Quiet Settles Over Nations Capital For the First Time Since End of World War II By Douglas I.nrsen NBA Staff Corresponcnt WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Almost for the first lime since the war this town resembles a normal community, what with Congress out of town and everything relatively peaceful, it seems like a good time to make a report on the status of the city for the benefit of tho millions who passed through here in the process of winning the war and who haven't been back since' You wouldn't recognize it as the same place. Start with Union Station, which you probably saw first unless you arrived by plane or hilch-hikeci -Except for special holidays it's practically deserted. They've thrown away the heavy maroon cord [hat used to keep crowds out of the dining room and 'coffee shop. Almost nobody goes in the station bar. No Mp- s nround No Shore Patrol. No line for a shoeshine. Only two shoeshine boys. No fight for a taxi. .-. " Taxis. There's the big change, lliey're looking for customers instead of avoiding them. No sass all the wny to your destination No flat demand for a tip. • Occasionally a thank you. Correct change. You can even ask the driver not to pick up c;i t ra fires along the way if you're In » hurry. You Can Even Kent A IMace All the fancy new buildings would knock your eye ollU You wouldn't believe the number of tremendous apartments which have gone up on every vacant lot. And all the way out past suburban Sliver Springs and into Virginia and Maryland they're building more of them. Across from Dupont Circle there's an all-glass Job that's really slick. Getting an apartment still isn't too easy right now. They're advertising some of the ones further out. But by the looks of things you'll be able to take your pick in six months, even In the Dorchester. New modernistic office buildings are springing up every place you look. And (lie old ones have all been sandblasted to look like new. The whole downtown has had a complete face-lifting. There are two brand-new' bridges over the Potomac and an imlerpass | s Just about finished at Dupont Circle: No queues in any of the restaurants nnd lots of new restaurant.?. No queues at any of the movies. Not even In front of the Capitol on Sunday afternoon Cocktail hour at the Mayllour, Statlcr, Carleton and Wardman Park is pretty lonely business, exx- cept maybe on Friday aiternoon You can walk into the Blue Room of the Shorcham any time of the evening and get n table, plus courteous .service. IV.irllnie Scenes Have r.cft Uniforms have disappeared. So have the mobs of giggling G-girls wandering nround. picking U p a gal in a liar or on the street is tough.. IN HOLLYWOOD «j Ershine Johnson N'EA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— After all that trouble, look what happens: Nine-and-a-half-month-old ,' Ste- ihcn Bogart took one look at that "'andif bear pappy brought home rom New York, started to bawl and hasn't touched It since. The Bogart dog-is now chewing on it between meals. Bogie just started his new pic- uve, "Ino a Lonely Place." It's bout a film writer who was a i.ig hot before the war but who can't eem to get going again. Back- rounds will be shot nil over Hol- Glorin Graham plays a doll fa- nitiar nt Hollywood night spots- ID visible means of support, just a mart girl on the town. Bogart] Inally kills her when he finds out! he's leaving him. As producer Bob Lord explains he story, "it's a writer's angle on A Star Is Born. 1 " Alice Kaye, I, Is soflcn- Inj In her altitude ahmil film retirement. Fox has been Irylng- to j;el bcr back Inlo (trc.-iscp.iinl for years with no lurk. Now she's willing provided liuhby Thil costars with her. Foi could tin •orse than atarrinr (lie (wo In a family comedy. • * • Plenty of talk about M-G-M try- ig to woo Betty Hntton awny rom Paramount when her con- racl expires. Betty, I hear, Is wlll- )g. Metro has promised her every- hlng except L. B. Mayer's bank ccount. • « * TAR ATTRACTION Well, It finally happened. Pop- orn Is laking over a theater. A lally Variety dispatch from Mil•aukee: "Which comes first, the picture • Ihe popcorn? "Management of Milwaukee's owne Theater has decided in fa- or of the latter as the best come- n for customers. They've torn out vo rows of «wts In the rear .of le theater to make room for a new efreshmcnt stand. It's pointed out mt when the picture Ings the islomers can ndmjre tlie stand id Its animated display of bub- ing popcorn and lllumtnoated cverage displays." It's only a matter of time, kids, before the popcorn poppers gel screen credit, too. • » • . Latest definition of a square' The guy who lakes his girl to a itrivc-in and Ihcn sils there ami "niches Hie picture. • * • Annabella will make her permanent residence in Hollywood starting (he first of the year. Mav- be that's why Ty Power and Linda Uinstinn are talking about livin^ in Mexico. ° It wouldn't be funny except that it happened to dignified Sir Ccclric Hardwicke. He culled a taxicab So pick him up from a location set on "The White Tower." the mountain-climbing story. Tile taxi -a.b driver arrived early and watched bir Cednc's last scene — a quick shot of him hoisting himself over a ledge on a rope. As Sir Cedric got into the cab tile driver, with a blank expression, sairt: "You ain't the new TARZAN are you?" ?6M I'KR r.t.vj; Bing qrosby sings Just four bars of "Night and Day" in "Mr. Music " Paramount had to pay Cole Porter S2500 for thc rights. At this rate, ii Bine sang the whole number, the studio probiibly would go broke. Richard Robert, who clicked 'for Warners In "Task Force." will marry Karma Bratton. a secretnrv u the same studio. He's waiting" for Ills divorce first from Mary Hav Barthclmcss. * » • Another suspension at Warner Brotners. Joan Crawford's French poodle, Clicquot, has been barred from the set of -The Victim" for a week for spoiling a scene. No, the dog hasn't issued any. statements. Of course all the USD's have disappeared. Alter seven the downtown is practically deserted. Guards are all gone from the government buildings, except at the Atomic Energy Commission. Bureau of census records are stored in the old OPA headquarters. There's a big new wing of the Pan-American Building sitting right across from the Navy Building. What used to be the madhouse Wai- Production Boad headquarters is now the somber house of the Federal Security Agency. All the barracks have been cleared from East Potomac Park and the golf course and polo grounds restored. Barracks are, gone from Haine's Point nnd the tourist court is back. Still, a few things haven't changed. Rock Creek Park is about the same. Saturday night downtown is fairly lively. The Statler lobby always seems to be Jumping. They're just as -fussy about crossing the streets against the lights. When the government ofiices let out, the jam on thc streets is just as bad. The lights at Turner's Arena are Just as bad. So are the tempers of the bus nnd street, car operators—with the exception of the 16th Street bus driver who still keeps the rush hour mob howling with his corny gags. Chunces are, if you came hack i try to capture any of-/that wartime excitement, the visit would be a bad letdown I pulled tip a chair behind Leo Roet, of New York, who was piny- ing in a rubber bridge game It was my good fortune to'see him play today's hand. He won the opening leaud of the queen of clubs with the king. He led tho queen of spades and both opponents let him hold u le trick Leo led a small heart to the jack Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gilroy, D D The prophet Jeremiah, whose book of 52 chapters, and five chapters of Lamentations, are a major part of Old Testament prophecy lived In troublous times. His courageous mission was fulfilled In sadness and suffering, as he saw the land that he loved invaded, Its kin~ made blind, its people mostly carried Into exile, and a remnant forced to flee to Egypt. Jeremiah himself also soguht refuge there and disappeared, so that there is no accurate knowledge concerning his last days. A touch of glory surrounds a man, whom not even the direst suffering, and the persistent threat of death, could swerve from his mission to declare what God had revealed to him, and to save king ant! people from the disaster that threatened them.' when they 15- fused to heed his warning and to follow his guidance. Centuries later. Jesus, who nut the deepest commitments of the soul In the realm of practical goodj Judgment and a wise counting of ii e i.n C0 . S . t 'i WilS to tn ' IUIre (Luke 14:32) 'what king, going to make war against another king, sltteth not down first, and consulted whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cOmeth apliBt him with twenty thousand' Or else, while the other is yet a great way off. he sendeth and am- bassage, and desireth conditions ui Though Jesus applied this to the disciples' counting of the cost in committing themselves to Him He may have had In mind the prophet Jeremiah. It was In counselling his king. Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38 30) oward precisely such action that the prophet brought upon himself the wrath of the so-called "princes " who hntl him cast into a dungeon and left to die. Jeremiah foresaw the destruction and havoc that were about to be Inflicted on Jerusalem by the Invading Babylon army. But his warning and counsel only brought """" *'"• the charge of disloyalty penalty of The story of how ail that Jeremiah predicted, with f he capture of the King, the putting out of his eyes, destruction, and exile, is told in chapter 39. But, there Is and treason, and imminent death By DeWitt MacKenzie , AP Korean Affairs Analyst The foreign ministers of the BI» Three Western allies — Britain France and America—are meeting in Paris to comlder ways and mean* of restoring the West German republic to a place in Europe's politico-economic sun. Simultaneously, Soviet Russia lias made the Intriguing move of naming her distinguished Marshal Konstantin liikcssovsky as minister of defense In Poland. Tils appointment—referred to in diplomatic quarters in Washington as a pro- consulship—may mean that Moscow Is cettlng ready to withdraw her troops from Eastern Germany, leaving that parti ycommunized section of the fatherland a theoretically "Independent" state. These two developments, while having no direct relationship, strajjk" me as being cut from the same picyf of cloth. The German problem, as viewed either, from East or West, U a hot chestnut to handle. It seems logical to interpret the action of the Western powers as tacit admission that a rehabilitated Germany U essential to the welfare of Europe as a whole. Just as at the tiir.e of World War 1, British Prime Minister Lloyd George's cry of "Hang the Kaiser" finally died on desert air, so the angry threats of reprisals against the Instigator of the second world war finally have given way to more studied counsel. It is recognized that hamstringing Germany also would be hamstrang- ing the rest of Europe. Russia probably is viewing the situation largely from a different standpoint. Eastern Germany isn't susceptible to absorption into the Soviet bloc without endless difficulties. Eastern Germany and Western Germany will coalesce, in due course unless hey are kept down by military strength. That is the nature of tlie race. Therefore, since there would be no profit and much pain in trying to digest such an Eastern Germany now, Moscow may plan on trying to gain favor with Germany by a military withdrawal. Diplomatic observers also think Marshal Rokossovsky's assignment may be to strengthen Russia's military position in Poland, both with the idea of keeping the uneasy nation In hand and of bolstering tk^ft Western frontier of the Soviet bloc? of satellites. In other words, the Soviet Union would be consolidating its Eastern bloc in recognition of the fact,that Communist expansion westward has been halted by the a bright ray in that dark traeedv weitward nsi b™" halted by the in the story In chapter 38 of Jere I Wcstern European Recovery Pro- miah's rescue from the pit throueh i BlanL the offices of a courageous and' Ttle fore 'S n ministers' conference * A 8 7 3 V A 10 3 4 4J10042 V J52 '. » K J 9 *84 A KGS »86 4> 743 J.QJ1063 Reel V K Q 7 3 • » AQ10 * A K D 5 2 1 Rubber—Neither vul. .Soulh West North E .I * Pass 1 * P 2 V Pass 2 * 3 N. T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q Pax; Pass II McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Aullinrily WrllCen for NEA Service Follow This Hand Played by Expert , Before Ic.ii-hig t Ii e Cavendish I Club in New Vork the other night, and East won (he trick with the ace. East returned , a small heart which Leo won with the queen The queen of t dinmonds was played and overtaken in the dummy with the ace, Leo discarding the deuce of clubs from his hand. Bast returned the ten of hearts n-lnch Leo won with the king. He played the ten of diamonds and overtook it In dummy wilh the jack His next piny «ns the ten of spades on which he discarded nis ace of diamonds. West won this trick with thc king and returned the jack of clubs. Now East had a choice of plays, but it, so happened that he discarded a heart Leo refused to win the club trick and West was helpless. Had East retained the high heart 1*0 would have won the jack of clubs with tlie ace. He then would have put East in th lead with a henrt and East would have had to put Leo back In the dummy with cither a diamond or a spade. Really, a well-played hand, but one that you expect a champion to make. .,.. u ,.i , 110 tviinpits anc avoid the chafe of the rope as klnr hands pulled him out. In all this Is the background of the problem of suffering, and of God's suffering -servants, emphasized in Isaiah 83. We sail return to that, with more concerning Jeremiah, and some suggestions of what his life and his prophecies mean for our lives and our times. It is of little use to study even these great things in the past, and in the Bible, unless we profit by them fo- •'— and learn the lessons they tiny teach. /5 Years Ago In Blvthevillc — "Miss Vera Saliba had 50 guests to her home Friday night In honor of her brother Eddie In celebration of his 17th birthday. Games and dancing were enjoyed and later refreshments of sandwiches, hot chocolate and birthday cake were served rhe favors were hand mnde realistic boutonnieres -of red roses for the boys and corsages for the girls " Miss Martha Chambers who' is employed at Union Planters Bank n Memphis, is spending a few days at her home. Students of the Junior and ...u. «JILJ t)LIl- ior High School English classes and Dvernmem. One of the most difficult is the laying of a foundation for reconciliation between France and Germany. The French are bitter^and they are wary as the result 'of, having been the object of German'military attacks three times in some 70 years. Obviously without reconciliation the rehabilitation of Europe can't succeed. Another proposal Is that of making a peace treaty with Germany. Alter that has been done, the Bonn government wants to be given a ilace .in Europe's economic and po- itical coordination. A further tough problem revolves about the program of dismantling German Industrial plants. The Ger- nnns are bitter over this and ha"^k asked that it be discontinued. '1y Armed Bandits Obtain $25 From Filling Station JONESBOHO, Nov. 11. (AP) — Two armed men held up Ihe Air>ort Service Station oh Highway 63 here at dawn Thursday and escaped with S25 in silver. The station manager and a customer were forced to He on their stomaclis In the driveway while one .en forced open thc cash They overlooked $125 in iwt 411511 u^iiuui c<ugnsn clfl^iAs nnrf i_-,i - t, v.*-" *i, the public speaking clasTwlli nre ' S m the back parl of tne draw sent a pngeant at Ihe High School Er ' Auditorium tomorrow 'morning in honor of Book Week. Miss Luna B. Musfc-Maker HORIZONTAL. 1 Depicted- musical instrument S Garments 13 Enlists 14 Expunge 15 Greek letter IG Requires ISSainte (ab.) 19 Fold 20Adjusl 21 Place 22 Eye (Scot.) 23 Interjection 24 Haul 27 Residence 25 Egyptian sun god 30 Exempli 3 Kind of therapy 4 Toward 5 Arm hon& 6 Lost blood 7 Bewildered 8 Repose 9 Correlative of either 10 It is a instrument 11 Respect 12 Foam 17 Displaced person (ab.) 25 Greek goc! of war 28 Sport 27 Tiller Wilhelmn will be In charge and the Answer to-Previous Puzzle 28 Curved molding 33 Dippers 34 Bird 36 Distant 37 ivfusical studies 41 Heroic 42 Poems 43 Parent 44 Chilled W.Current 46 Biblical name 47 Habitat plant form 52Delisium Iremens (ab.) 54 Cubic (ab.) 48 Cut 49 Anci king 50 Fish 51 Ru 53 Tr 55 DC Trie Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol dome In Washington, D.C., weighs 14,085 pounds and cost about' alia (ab.) rpe measure -ench article isplace mple ea ffix spire •aves out ustralian trich A ncient ngdom sh Jn together am ?nomina- >ns ceivcs ERTICAL jzed 1 Ii W » ii y> * M ii i it i m a a N m V H m m. m &. m W, w. « it eo 42 W 0 t i i i 7 IT 4 •K Si % / f / a? <tt a 11 % i m m ^ a 50 ii Ib m W m if a 15 d \m M m f/ id u M. 19 e 57 \\

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free