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PAGX 8TX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. APRIL 16, 1948 THE BLVTHEV11XE COURIER NEWS •na COURIER NEWS co. M • • • HAlNtS, Publjitwr JAIIIS JL VKRHOEFF, Editor FADL D. HUHiK, AdverUan* _ witmcr Co, New YoA.'Chlc««o, Detroit, _ Every Alternooo Except 8und*> Moood clut matter it th« po*t- BlytbeviUe, Arlunsu, under *ct ot Con- October I. t»l7. _ _ _ __ '"served By UM United Preie SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bi carrier to the city ot Blyuievl!!v ', Bi carrier to the city ot Blyuievl!!v t>; ' tuburban town where, carrier service i» maln- , SOc per week, or toe per month. ml " s> "- 00 " wlr sJOo'ror sl» months. 11.00 for three months; 1 by Mil duUlde 50 milt wne, 110.00 per year ! payabl* In nlv»n«. _ jMeditation '', SUf mnlo the U>rd, all the earth; shew forth ! from *»T U d»y his .aivatlon.-I Chronicle* 1*1 never'day nor night unhallow'd pass, But still remember what the Lord hath done, Barbs The price of gas, oil and tires makes going ' broke a short trip by auto. ) ' * * * : Why k it *» many >|ieedy drivers alwayi follow ' the »Mdle at the road policy, Congress to insist that they be carried out, "If economy is to begin at home," the author suggests, "it ought to start in the home of Congress." Further reforms in procedure, we imagine, will also hnve to begin in the same place—-and with honest self-critics like Mr. Kefauver to give them a push. I A survey shows that hot Jazz and boogie ' woogle are the least popular of all types of music. ! We c*n already he»r modem youth arguing. 1 « ' • * 1 • A Milwaukee man celebrated his "lib birthday i W rwi»mroi a mile. It's never too late lo strike | mit lor yountU. l • » « .! An advance tip: the proper time to change ! seats In a cano* Is before you get ,ln. Self-Critic Suggests Reforms in Congress As Goes Wisconsin . ,. Wisconsin is a tough bent for political experts. Before the primary this year most of I he' top prognoslicators were gis'ing General MacArthur nil 27 Republican delegates. Which reminds us that in 194<J the consensus of leading political writers was that Wendell Willkie would win going away. Perhaps the losing candidates and the wrong-guessing journalists can console themselves with the thought that the land of cheese, beer, Socialist mayors and conservative Republicans is a politically capricious state which, as a proving ground for presidential hopefuls, provides u terrain that is mostly quicksand. The Congress of the United -States, i like some quarrelsome families, is in! clined to be fiercely loyal in the face of ! outside criticism. The members may ex- I change ponderous insults behind closed ! doors. But, politics aside, they will sel- ! dom admit any flaws in the wriy they l run their household, i An interesting exception to this fam- ! ily loyalty is offered by Rep. Estes i Kefauver of Tennessee. Writing in the ! current American Magazine, he takes \,hig colleagues to task—and rightly, we ~"think—for the waste of time and money and sometimes the downright harm that results from needless, committees, investigations and congressional junkets. The La Follette-Monroney Reorganization Act, passed by the 79th Congress, was supposed to abolish special committees. But the House wouldn't hear of that. So now the 80th Congress , has 1L of them. These groups, with the standing committees and subcommittees, do a lot of duplicate investigating' as anyone who follows congressional activities already knows. Mr. Kefauver gives some figures. There have been 12 committees investigating the petroleum situation. Three committees and a subcommittee looked into housing. All told, the Senate and House each authorized 31 special inves- . tigations in the first session of the present Congress. Aa for junkets, there were almost 200 members tourning abroad last fall. Four groups went over the same ground investigating Europe's nc&d of American aid. As for Hawaii and Panama, those lovely spots have been "investigated" repeatedly by generations of congressmen. All this can run into wasted millions in the two-year life of a Congress. And, says Mr. Kefauver, some of these activities injure congressional prestige and invade civil rights. Naming names, he cites the rather sad spectacle of the Howard Hughes hearings, the "expos;'.- ure" of legitimate traders in the grain- market probe, and some examples of bad manners and star-chamber tactics of : the .Un-American Activities Committee. Representative Kefauver suggests some remedies. He would abolish all special and select committees and let the regular groups do the job. This, he says, would not only save money but also remove the temptation for temporary committee heads to indulge in vaudeville tricks to attract attention and headlines. He would give both rules committees the responsibility of passing on all investigations, in and out of Washington, and occasionally saying no. And he would let witnesseses at investigations cross-examine their accusers. These reforms are certainly in order, though domestic politics and world «v«nU probably won't permit them now. But *e fear the voting public pays too Mttk attention to the inner workings of VIEWS OF OTHERS Liquor Makes "Monkey" Out of a Monkey A story out of New Orleans by the Associated Press tells of > seven-hour attempt of the attendants of an airport to catch two monkeys that had escaped and raced merrily over the ratters of the administration building while mere men tried to catch them. Finally a bright Idea came to the baffled chasers. Some oile placed some whiskey-soaked bananas on the rafters. Monkeys like bananas, even though they have been soaked in whiskey. The result was that the monkeys ate the bananas. An hour later according to the Associated Press, one monkey "wabbled blindly into an easy trap" and the "other wenkly groped his way down a beam and lell sound asleep on the door." Like liquor has done to millions of human beings, it made a ."monkey" out of these monkeys. Liquor destroys brnin power In man or monkey. —ARKANSAS METHODIST. Finland Signs Teh, Teh, Too Bad! Truman Turns Down Railroad Engineer's Cap - Too Large Sunday School Lesson By William t. GUrcf. D. D. The Bible represent* the Jews u 4 By Harman W. MchoU {United Frew Staff Correipondent) WASHINGTON, April 16. (UP)— There stood the biggest little man In the world. In a trim, light gray worsted with » white hanky peek- Ing out of hli upper coat, pocket, j a great mission and destiny, of which their greatest prophetj wrote In terms of tervlce and blessedness lor all the world. The promise to Abratiara was, "In thy seed ihall all the nations of the earth be blest." Ana Isaiah 62:1 speaks or the righteousness of Jerusalem as going "forth is brightness and the salvation thereof 15 n lamp that burntth." Many ssages emphasize that spiritual, worldwide mission, of an Israel chosen and called of God. True and faithful prophets rebuked their people for failure In that cull and mission, for turning from the worship of the true God who had called them, to practice the Idolatry of their pagan neighbors. It Is that call of Ood. the devotion with which some responded to It. Their lives were touched with greatness and glory. And It Is the tragedy of the fall- the of Israel «nd Judah, New Director of Veterans Administration Seeks Sound Footing Before Tackling Mammoth Job Sturdy sell-respect has characterized Finnish behavior ever since that little country won Its Independence from Russia alter World War I. Once more it shines through the shadows ns the completion of the Finnish-Russian 'defense treaty makes headlines. It appears even to have impressed the Kremlin, though the weakness of the Communist Party In Finland was also a factor In the Russo-Finnlsh negotiations. In any event, two Important aspects of the treaty are causing relief In Finland. One is seen In the provision that Finland will not have to use troops [ov Russia except in a Finnish theater of operations. The other is the fact that Russia does not get any new military bases In Finland. However, provisions like that stipulating consultation in case of n "threat of aggression" naturally cause discomfort to Finland. It Russia should decide an emergency had come, it would be impossible for Finland to decide otherwise. The Importance of this pnct to Russia stems from that (act. What the agreement docs Is to give Russia a stronger moral case (or future demands on Finland that it otherwise would have. The moral cnse might be useful fnr keeping world opinion confused at a lime ol crisis. Like the Communist seizure of Czechoslovakia. the Russo-Finntsh pact seems more like a defensive than an offensive measure on the part of Russia vis-a-vis the West u represents a consolidation of the Russiim sphere ot power, a closing of a window on the Baltic. It signs Finland up on Russia's side In case of a two-world war in which an attack on Russia was launched across Finland. But It also is part of a move by Russia to discourage Scandinavian countries Horn organizing their maximum power for defense. The accompanying Russian pressures on Norway and Sweden support this estimate. Beyond Finland, however, Russian expansionism must face Uggcr risks. The projected visit o( American naval units to Norway should help make (his clear to Moscow. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. By Douplas Lursen NEA SUff Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)— During his Ilrst three months as head ul Veterans' Administration, Carl K. Gray. Jr. has tried to do what most smart officials do when they first come to Washington— Ilnd out -what it's all about ana get their feet on the ground. In the case of taking over the VA i iui : .i cautious approach is especially important because that agency is I he second largest arm of the federal government next to the armed services. II consists ot the biggest Insurance business In the world and giant medical and educational programs. Although Gray has tried hnvd not, to make important decisions without knowing exactly what he w=5 doing, he already has changed th? complexion ol the VA from what it was under his predecessor, Gen. Omar Bradley. It was Bradley's opinion that tin big veterans' organizations should be kept at arm's length from the VA. This attitude irritated the officials of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. When Bradley first took the job T organizations. Bradley issued Circular 23 to till employes. In cf- lect it. said that no VA worker could hold position in a veteran-,' organization which might influence his work for the government. During the rest of Bradley's term .is Veterans' Administrator, the Legion and VPW never forgave him. When Gray came In, the first act of the Legion and VFW officials was to petition him to rescind Circular •&. In short order Gray called them in and said that he wasn't going to change it • officially but that henceforth they needn't worry about tlie outer. This immediately worn over the friendship of tlu powerful veterans' groups. Evi^r since then Gray's booming voice and jovial presence have dominated every important Legion VFW junction. Gray's announcer! conception of so shortly after the building up and consolidation of power under David and Solomon. All these, taken together, make the story of Israel a matter of such vital interest, study and profit for our own lime. I think that Americans, and perhaps Canadians also, tend to think o! ourselves as a chosen people. In any case we have been blessed beyond m«ny others, and we are in a situation In the world today in which much depends on, us. In. fact, I think It can be said that more depends on us at the present hour for the world's safety, welfare, and future than upon any other nation or people. In that sense we are called and chosen of God, and we bear a great responsibility. Shall we fall In the mission and destiny to which God has called us? It is the answer to that question that makes the study of the history of Israel so impo:Vant and infor- young man handed him a railroad engineer's cap that looked some- Ihlns like a cross between a chef's bonnet, a caboose and a dinosaur traclc. "Put 'er on, Mr. President and stand up for the picture men," begged the lad. "Stand beside thlj train." The President of the United let out an unpresidentlal ujrhhhhhl He fiddled with the car with on« hand while holding off the lens- men of the press with the other. Th« bonnet dropped unbecomingly over his ears and almost knocked off his eye glasses. "We've got a lot of engineers In this country," aaid Mr. Truman, "They all vote. If I wore this hat in a picture, people would think I'd started to campaign for the engineer ballot." All o( this happened on a dark, threatening day on the White House lawn. A few minutes before, a r.-".- road train had chugged up Pennsylvania Avenue to call on the head man In his own front yard^ The train, on automobile wheels^ was a replica of the tiny "Pioneer" which launched Chicago's rise as the rail capital of the world 100 years ago. It was a stunt to point up Chicago's railroad fair to be held In windy town this Summer. Mr. Truman indicated he'd love lo drop around lo see the show if something like a political campaign didn't come up to take him elsewhere. The promotion people behind the lawn party at the White House didn't miss »ny fancy tricks. Piloting the carbon copy of Chicago's first iron horse and passer~er coach through the streets of * le capital was a crew from Chicago's first railroad—the Chicago and Northwestern. The y were dolled up in the mos- m lolacl W litl|yv. vnllu allll llllui- , , Ifl^ft r> A TkCIII medical personnel cuts wouldn't ! niatlve. There under more primi- Ulm !* ° f , , , „,- j ,., in have to be made. He wouldn't do live conditions we can see laid bare ! ", co "^, c '° r ' J \ Cl \, W £ h o T" the Influences and forces making l li j e en g neer .; And Norma s *' k « it. "Can't Play Landlord" And on the question of leaky roofs and faulty construction in ve< - eran.s' housing, Gray takes the stand that it is not the legal function of VA to bother itself with such things after the deal has been closed by the veteran. He says, "The VA can't play landlord for the veterans." In his relations with the press lor the upbuilding, or downfall, ol nations, It is somewhat startling to realize that the period of Israel's rise and downfall occupied a time played like she was a typical passenger of the day_ Tncy all looked the part, too, Mr. Truman showed the railroad people and the boys In the press roughly corresponding to that of I ro !Y tha 'h« knows something about the history of the United States I railroad terms. and Canada since first discovery. Will we succeed where Israel fatl- , relationship with Congress and i Vet-Letter^" its editors have claim- lo see just the Legion how atvl he was shocked much influence VPW wtelded in the VA. He discovered that about the only way to quick admittance lo certain VA hospitals was through the local Legion Post. And he was astonished to find that VA doctors were members of special Legion committeps and were appearing before the VA in tht. latter capacity and protesting various VA medical procedures. Fearing that this situation might arbitrarily force World War IT veterans to Join the World W;vr of the legal scope of the VA job - : s also in sharp contrast to Bradley's views. General Bradley never heo- itated Lo override the Budget Bureau in appealing for money from. Congress when he believed the VA needed it. And it, was Bradley wiio instructed VA field workers to start investigating leaky roofs and poor construction which had gone into so many veterans' homes, a situation which still threatens to become a national scandal. Gray, however, believe.? It is not his function to take the lead tit requesting additional funds from Congress. This attitude led to a peculiar brush with the chairman of the House Veterans' Committee, Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (R., Mass,), who wanted Gray to ask for more money so that certain VA Somebody made a remark aboul i the cow-catcher. ^| cd? There will be true and devout There isn't any such thing as »•'souls as there were of old. But j cowcatcher, said the president. He — -- --- - - r .~~ what about us as peoples, or in said '[, ''°" 1<x * ^ U P. J' 0 "' 11 «"d Gray has gotten off to a bad star'., terms o( national life? Why did "^ CB . led a P |lot -' At his first press conference after i sr ael fail? Read the prophecy of i Wel1 ' m called a Miss Elizabeth being on the Job for three month's Amos and other prophets of the i c . ul ' cn ' tne !lbrarlarl f °r the Asso- iia n ,ii]a^ n i.-;..!. ..,u:~u v. n ^ n <t u« nn <i= — _ ... _i ... elation of American Railroads. Shft read it right out of the book. The president was right. And a lot of railroad men who had come along to the White House lawn to get their pictures snapped ought to be weaving red faces. Me. I'm wearing a hand-me- down hat. The engineers cap Mr. Truman didn't like Fits me fine, I too. ' • he pulled a trick which hadn't been seen around Washington since Uis days of Herbert Hoover. He asked the reporters to submit their questions several days beforehand. In a widely-circulated veterans' newspaper, called the "Army Times ed that Gray "has become tha prisoner of bureaucracy completely dependent upon inner circle advisers (or what goes on around him." The publication also said, "VA time and you get the answer. The failure came because in times of material prosperity elemental factors of righteousness and justice were neglected. Altars to the false gods were increased, even as the fruits and harvests Increased The poor were neglected, and the righteous were "sold for a. pair Are we worshiping any false gods? Until we ask and answer such a question our study of the officials have learned that the best I lifc of ancient Israel is bound to way to get Gray's approval on planned move.s is to use railroad language, interposing such phrases as 'we can't clear the wreckage be- i hind but we can build a firm clear I track ahead.' " On the constructive side, it la reported that Gray already has made progress in improving VA insurance and has removed a bottleneck in the hospital construction program. It is hoped that his bac^- ground as a highly successful businessman and railroad executive will help him to make the VA a more efficient organization. be father formal and futile. Right- studied guidance. it offers much for our >•••••••••• •••••••••»*•••••••**•••••«••••••••••• • >....• ! masters Individual tournament this IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stalf Correspondent year . ^ l win the , f , nt cup for the second time in the history of the event. Mrs. Albert Shmuklcr of Philadelphia was in the lead, and Mrs. HOLLYWOOD, INEAI—I defend- i teacher who murders one of her i RU^ Marcus of London, England, eri James Mason's gentle kidding pupils In "The Accused." Maybe ' wns | n third position. However in of the Hollywood scene, but now i the teachers will feel better about me fifth and final session both 1 think he and his wife. Pamela. ! It knowing It's done in self-defense, jinnies had poor scores. Mrs. Shmuk- are carrying things too (ar. Their | ... | ]cr waj _ I((th and Mr; _ MarcuE outburst against Hollywood, j "The Bcllevue Story," a new no- j twelfth, from Phoenix. Artx.. where they are . vel about New York's famous hos- 15 Tears Ago In Blytheville — J. m. /uulersoii. returned last night from several days spent in Hardy. Mrs. Fred W. Schaatz of Helen! and formerly of Blythevllle. Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. Conway. Judge and Mrs. Grover E. Keck today announced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Lou. lo Magnolia Lumberman Files for Congressman LITTLE ROCK, Ark. April 16(UP) —Vernon Whitten, 37-year-old Magnolia lumberman, yesterday filed his corrupt practices pledge and paid his filing fee as a canldate for Congressman In the Seventh District Rep. Oren Harris of El Dorado, previously filed for re-election. Whitten is president of the Arkansas Wood Products Association. C. E. Yingllng. Searcy attorney, filed for judge In the first Judicial Circuit. Already in the race U Elmo Taylor, also of Searcy. D. S. Plummer of Marianna ;s serving out the unexpired term of the late Judge E. M. Pipkin of. Lieut. George M. Pon-ell. M.D., of Fort Sam Houston. Tex. The wedding will be solemnized In early Summer. sid erert 5 '" vacationing for two months, was'pital. has several studios consider- quite unnecessary. : Ing it as film fare. Another hospl- , rs Variety quoted Pam as saying tal story. "Men In White." wns one I puicrs Hollywood Is a terrible place be- ; of Hollywood's biggest moncy-mak- cause It has turned out only one crs- good picture during the past year. Video Star Lionel Slander will star in Rudy Vallec's first television short. r;., nr - R ,r the tlAC of New York con- the greatest' card world todiv "id * orlcl ">aaj, saia SO THEY SAY "Treasure of the Sierra Madre and that the town ought to he ashamed of Itself for giving Oscars Frank Morgan dies to the Panama to actors It feels sentimental about jCnnal liUc In May to meet his new | Instead of to those who earn the:n. . 91-fooi, motor-sail=r ; . .Susan Pelers. ', I She Is also quoted as saying I still In a wheel chair, just audition- j Hollywood Is wicked for relssu- i cd for a new Century Artists air tnir those awful old Mason plr- ; show Ironically titled, "Really Llv- tures and then offering to sell them back to Mason (or A paltry S5000 when they failed at <»= hoy fifdce and besides, "James IMS a terrific aversion to llollywcKu 1 ." Tile reissuing of his early films I no nincunt ol c:\pcrimrntalion can ever prove me right; n single experiment may [U any time prove me wrong.—Dr. Albert Einstein, scientist. « * * I'm perfectly convinced that we can only preserve the peace through strength and that war Is the last failure of bankrupt diplomacy.—Oov. Thomas E. Dcwey (R) of New York, calling for a hard-boiled program to halt. Soviet expansion « » • The Jewish Stale will rind Us way to live in friendship with the Arab people.—Dnvld ncn Gurion, chairman. Jcwisii Agency. * » « The world probably would be more peaceful today It America had adopted such «. program <UMTI Just after the war.-Dr. Karl T. Compton, piesidcnl, MIT. * * * President Truman's program for combatting communism Is entirely inadequate for the menace he describes.—Harold E. Stassen, Republican Presidential candidate. probably Is what Is Irking them. Margaret Truman Is being (or a Hollywood singing role. Two major studios and an independent would like to cash In on all her publicity. Slorjr liurtdle I'm happy to hear (hat Grcer G:irson is sensational as a comedienne in "Julia Misbehaves." I yelled about a comedy role for Gr«r (or two years. Congrats also to the producer, Everett Riskin, who turned Irene Dunne into a comedienne with "The Awful Truth." "The Babe Ruth Story" probable will have its world premiere at Yankee Stadium. . . . VivecA A A 6 4 VK2 « A J 7 * Q 10 G 5 t Tnurnamrnt — N'either vul. South West .North Kasl I A Pass 1 41 Pass I N.T. Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening—A3 16 Paul Muni and Ben Hccht are , Ltndfors ncarts for Stockholm this huddling on a movie based on Hans ; sllmmcr lo discuss her divorce from Van Mccgcrn, the Dutch nrtlst who (akcd the .old masters and sold them to the Nazis. Mrs. Marcus* clever lalse c&rdlnj tlnew him completely off on thl. hand. On the opening lead of the three RogarcTHT wants' ni'stody"^ \ ot s P ades Ra P« played the ten .. .v clr lwo children " RKO Is killing all the cheesecake art and glamor girl publicity on Jane Grcer. She'll e«t & straight dramatic actress buildup after she has her baby In a few weeks. Barbara Bel Ocdden Is pleading lUth RKO for a modern story. Three period pictures In a row, "I Remember Mama," thr currently (liming "Blood on the Moon." and her next. "Baltimore focape." a 1014 suffrage story, have Barbara drnolln; (or the new Instead of the old look. I've received a number of pro- Irom school teachers o\er Lo McKENNEY ONI BRIDGE »> »;>.sv».».>: >.»:.*. >,<'*:>::«:>;.• False Card Rents An Kxnerl's 3 A r . T, No Movement The earth is rotating at a speed f 1000 miles an hour at the eqiifi- or. As we travel north of south, he speed decreases, until, at the oles, it slows down to nothing. Read Courier News Want Ads. Helena, and is not eligible for elect-' ion. However, he for chancellor In has announced the Fifth District. Counties in the First Judicial Circuit nre White, Woodruff. St. Francis, Lee and Phillips The blue whale, caught in the Antartic. measures up to 100 feet In length and is the largest animal in the \vorlci. Former Governor By William K. MlKcnney A-ncrlra's Card Authority Written for NKA Service from dummy and Mrs. Marcu (East) quickly played the king Rapee then figured that West hel the queen of spades, so he won the trick with the ace and then j led a small club. When West played l the three-spot, he went up with dummy's king and Mrs. Marcus played the eight of clubs. Sow Rapee led back a small club from dummy, East played the nine and declarer finessed the ten. naturally playing West (or the club ace But West's blank jack won the trick. The nine of spades was led, Rapce went up with the honor of dummy, Mrs. Marcus won wltti the queen and returned the seven of spades, west overtook, cashed an other spade, and there was no way At the end of (our sessions of play there was considerable excite- to keep East from maVc'.ng h« ace retla Young's new role of a school ment in the world championship [of clubs. 11OR17.ONTAI. VERTICAL l,(i Pictured I ExpunRer former 2 Knowledge governor 3 Mj re 12 Waken 4 plural suffix 13 Kept away 5 Nevada city lsPocl . . 6 Foundation 1C Organ rf scent U Girl's name 1 Always in Employ 8 Negative 20 Makes serious 9 Offense 12 Soak 10 Smell 13 Compass point n sea nymph 24 Having (suffix) 25 Higher 27 Id est (ab.) 28 Mistake SO Prods J2 Exist M Liquor 34 pool 36 Come in 39 Bone •111 One 41 Street (ab.) 42 Behold! 4S Cover 45 Most secure 50 Owns 51 Redact MHe was governor of . (ab.) M Cloy 55Calmev 57 Declaims 59 Spots 60 Walks in water 21 Propose 24 Crcal arlery 25 Aim 29 Operated 31 tnsecl 34 Dispense* 12 Mistreat 33 Whispers 14 Fruilf 37 Puffs up \7 Siberian gulf 33 Flower* 20 Shi elds 44 Earth 46 Prayer ending; 47 Trees •18 Half an em . 4fl Precipitation SO Detest 52 Beverage 54 Sorry 56 Nickel (symbol) 58 Sim god

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