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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1948
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PACK OX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS IBS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COCKIER NXWB CX5. ft. W HAINES, PuMfclur JAMBS L. YIRHOEFF. Editor FADL O. HUMAN, AdnrUdni tlirtteil *d»«rtl«lni gepretentmtlTei! Wttmej Co, Ntw Tocfc, Chk*«o, Detroit, Afternoon Euxpt Sunday neood coat nutter at th* po»t- «ffto* at Blyttoenik, Arkaont. under act ol Con- Oetobar *. 1*17. Served b} ttw United Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier .to. the cttj of BljthevlUe or any •obortaan town wher* carrier <ervfce li main- tataMd. Mo per week, or «So per month. Bj mad. within a radii* o! M mile*. $4.00 per jau, tUO for itx month*, 11.00 tat' three month!; bT maO. outdde M mil* sooe, 110.00 per rear payable to adrano*. • Meditation A f*»4 lun iheweth favor, and lendeth; he 'win t»Me hta attain with diicretlon.—Pulms 112:*. . * * * Ooodnav I*' alnys «n asset. A man who is «trmi«ht. friendly and useful may never be famous. but he U re«pect*d «nd liked by ell who know nun. He haft laid a sound foundation for success and be will hare a worthwhile life.—K. N. Casson. Barbs A friend is a m»n who cusses out the same people and the same things you cuss out. • * * * A California girl ipealu 17 language*. How eto*< ahe erer keep a Kent In all ot them? t * * A Georgia mother of three still goes to college. She likely could learn mori at home, but it wouldn't be as interesting. • * • Bow do the band* in a parade know they have f ennui M M they can start pUylni? • * *: It's funny how some people would rather spend weeks raising one radish than spend a dime for a whole bunch. Mr. Martin Volunteers \ Sepaker Joe Martin, having, made John L. Lewis behave, says he is now ready and willing to talk to Dictator Joe Stalin about settling some bigger differences: We can understand how Mr. Martin, flushed with triumph, feels ready to tackle anything. But we still think that if tough old John L. would only be as zealous of his country's welfare as he is of his miners', he'd be the logical choice for a conference with the boss man of ERP and Europe' Team Up Against Reds 'A* American supplies finally start rolling under the EHP, the governments that are its beneficiaries have formally set up the machinery for handling the program in Europe. This is as good news as the creation of ERP itself, for the program must be a partnership if it is l to succeed. If this Committee for European Economic Co-operation live^ up to its promise, we may look for good results beyond the immediate problems which, naturally, must come first. There must be relief of actual hardship. More abundant supplies of food and other necessities must be had from domestic production as well as import, to . .curb black markets and quiet unrest. A stimulation'of trade among these countries is needed to reduce unemployment and raise living standards. No one believes that it will be easy to meet these and other current requirements. But the CEEC seems confident and, working thus far in encouraging • agreement, seems eager to tackle Europe's problems as a team. Along with this there may also come a treaty of mutual defense. Some have suggested that from this unanim- inity there could develop* the long- discussed United States of Europe, but created by agreement instead of force. That is for the future to decide, in the meantime, the ERP governments appear to be going about their task with a good deal of horse-sense as well as friendliness. They have admitted the Western German zones, represented by members of their military governments, into the new organization. They have also realized the necessity of increased trade with eastern Europe, and they will work with that objective in rnind. There is some hope of •access fa, that plan in spite of the present Soviet attitude. The Communist empire, for all its vast territory and resources i s not self-sufficient. A doctrine of economic isolation, or even •Wni-isoJation, in the modern would mi«ht be fatal. A freer exchange of - **'"' P 1 *^^ it did not endanger Europe'. Mcurity, could b« a valuable contribution to world peace. Beyond the hope an'd promises, there is encouragement in every spirit which marks this new venture. Probably Europe will never again attain its great position at the core of world affairs. Yet certainly its governments must pull themselves out of the rut of frustration, incompetence and factionalism in which they have been floundering. And they now seem to be making a concerted effort to get started. But they must function with a new sense of responsibility as well as a new unity if they are to survive. • Communism in Europe has gained millions of followers because workers and peasants with limited political vision have found the Communists' promises of a better life under regimentation more inviting than the poverty, uncertainty and lack of opportunity they know under nominal freedom. The eventual goals of American aid •and European self-help must be liberty, justice, stability and prosperity. If they are readied, the danger of Communist infiltration and Communist war will be greatly lessened. VIEWS OF OTHERS Public Housing Scores A smashing defeat for the real estate lobby occured Wednesday when the Senate voted 49 to S5 to kill the Cain amendment. This amendment would have struck public housing from the Taft-Elender-Wagner bill. Public housing means project* llke'Cllnton-Pcaboriy Terrace and Carr Square Village In St. Louis. It means slum clearance. It means providing decent quarters for the lowest-income people. Private enterprise admittedly cannot provide new housing for such people because there is no profit In It. Senator Taft made that clear in an admirable statement during the debate. He said that public housing offered not the slightest competition to private enterprise, because it sought to meet a need whicli private industry had shown It could not meet. He added: There la nothing to show that private industry will do any better In the future in this respect than it has done in the past. It has never eliminated slums. Senator Tobcy correctly denounced the National Association of Real Estate Boards and the United States Savings and Loan League. He said they had been doing their "dirty work /or two years" to knock out public housing. They have hovered over Congress like birds of prey, opposing relief for the most miserable of our population, yet seeking the fattest kind of federal aid and thinly-disguised subsidies for their own crowd. The Taft-Elender-Wagner bill 1s a piece of legislation designed to pull the American construction Industry out of the rut and to provide homes so desperately needed. Its aim U the construction of 15,000,CCO new homes in the next 10 years, it offers all sort* of Inducement* to private industry to this % elid. Of the 15,000.000 new units, public housing ac- counU for only 500,000. Yet that was the stumbling point. That was the Issue over which the real estate lobby has waged Its dog-ln-the-manger battle. The vote in the Senate is most encouraging. It is a triumph of decency and common sense over selfishness and blind reaction. Unfortunately, the battle isn't over. The real estate lobby has' powerful friends in the Houw. The lobby will try to hamstring public housing 'there, and it may succeed unless the House rise. In its might as the Scnats has done. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY • ". ._ It's a Cockeyed World—And Small Wonder & ^•^^^ •us^irh. 'Off-the-Record' Requests From Officials Often Deprives Readers of News They Should Receive By Peter Edson NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (ME A) —There's altogether loo much good news around this town being put "off the record." For instance: The best speech President Harry S. Truman ever made in his life was an "ofl the record" talk of some 15 minutes bclore the closing session of the American Society ol Newspaper Editors convention here In Washington. More than 200 editors were present, ICO Washington correspondents and 500 other guests. They all know hear it. It would have made perfect material for Voice of America bnxidcjsts lo Communist as well as non-Communist countries overseas. It would have made bigger headlines than the President got for his anti-inflation talk. It wouirt. have done Harry Truman a lot ol good, personally and politically. Cut under the unwritten rules ot this newspaper and radio business, "off the record" remarks of an official are not printed or broadcast in any way. The real purpose of "off the record" statements is to keep writers or commentators from , ,,• ........ I^I-P >MILCI^ ui tommemaiors Irom leU '" g Uleir puttin S 011L incorrect information ' " Jt , > . nf «,w. . .. ? Ut ""I °" e '" !C '" " ofl the record " statements were n-int Ton th^ S ° rarbusted i u ^. «W might embarrass con- grcssional or official relation,, on th Trumn h.H n i , „ thfr^d an/" ,^ y ? W " nn short ^ «„, if, ?v air '" a snort, set speech to the editors about the heed for his anti-inflation program. He read from a manuscript somebody else had written for him. It was cold headcheese without pickles or mustard —Important, but '. flat, dull and nothing you could sink your teeth into. When the President went "off the record" he dropped his lecturing attitude. He talked slowly and naturally. He had poise, pause and emphasis. He made sense. His audience applauded him wildly halt a dozen times. Everybody left the big banquet room not only impressed bUv enthusiastic. Could Well Have Been Released The silly part of this whole performance is that there wasn't anything the President said "off the record" that couldn't have been put on the record. It would have done the American people good to might reveal information of value to a potential enemy, or might ball up some delicate diplomatic negotiations not yel completed. c ' "Off the. record" press conferences are also called to brief correspondents on news coming up for future release. This provides background so that reporters can write intelligent pieces. "Information for background'' can in general be used, with or without being credited to the source, as specified. ' "Off the record" remarks therefore "do have a real usefulness at some times. Where the system goes wrong is that much of the material given "off the record" might just as well be put "011 the record." , In the first place, as in all other businesses, there are a few bad actors In press and radio work who make n specialty of breaking the rules by disclosing "off the record" information In one form or another, most "off the record" dope gets printed eventually. Secondly, the "off the record 1 ' practice operates as: a kind of paace- time censorship. It was never meant Agri Department PutsOut Menu To Save Homemakers Money THI DOCTOR SAYS - iottMM. teen are no Jonger When the lens ot a camera Is uMi"S!' t , hejplcture wn'eh It takes »1U be cloudy. A cataract i* -dmi h>r. t Clouding develops In that pTrt and objects clear, .A cataract l, one of the difficulties with vision which tend to occur with advancing age. Occasionally a cataract can be present at birth »nd sometime. It Is connected with certain diseases, like diabetes. f The amount of disturbance in depends on whether all or "* ., ,. »->' Haraian W. Mehoh United Prrst Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 26. (UP) — If your parsnips look • little hoe- nappy, you call the Department at ; Agriculture. If you wonder If it' would be smarter to plow the pigs and corn under instead of letting em grow up , you dial the sight only a part of the lens"i's"nffected and also on the degree of the cloud- Ing. For this reason, people with cataracts do not nil have the sa'Je '""' «"'""» "iai. 11 you used the degree of difficulty. Also cataracts lhmg your 'ong-sulfering c«n uve vary In the speed with which 'the as much ** one-third on meat But what slave of the kitchen— your wife-would think to give I'lmt Anderson, Secretary of Agriculture a ring if she wanted to know if rutabaga would be better for supper than brussel sprouts? Probably not a one .mong" the wives. Well, Clint and his boys have beaten cveiybody to (he puncn. I hey have made a quick vault from the field, garden and steer-lot ta the grub board. In other words the Department of Agriculture has come out with a menu, one that 1s calculated to save us sinners and spenders a lot of money. Clint basn- fully admit-- that if you used the iry In the speed with which'the clouding of the lense progress. No Drug Treatment It Is common to ipeak of a Beginning cataract as "Incipient" and ll'Vian II 'I- - .. . •"'« alone. The whole thing Is aimed at the official end of Meatless Tuesdays. puts It like this: W( still thsn, - .—- -- ••— *v c when it is full grown and not get- ! want to ne meatless now and tl ting worse, as mature or "ripe." ! *>ul the people themselves fan de- There are no drugs to dissolve the clrt e what day in the week li wouliA - --- x. U B .] ..u V.100VJ1 YC UU, material which clouds .the iens and to restore normal vision. Such treatment may be a reality some day Treatment for cataract is an 'operation. Formerly, it was necessary to wait until a cataract was mature before it could be removed and full vision restored. Now surgical methods are available which make It possible to remove a lens with a cataract on It at any stage. This is a tremendous advance as it mav prevent years of poor vision. The causes of cataract are not known, but certainly age plays a part and in occupation, some cases diabetes possibly heredity. Dr Note: answer readers. u<i answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. be nicest not to have mea{ uu _. Friday, maybe. That's where the official government tablc-piatter-planner comes m. It's called "money-saving m»in dishes." "One hundred tested recipes especially prepared by the Bureau of Nutrition and Home Economics." A mouthful right there Ever hear of a potatoburger' Well, sir, id right there in the free booklet on page 41; includes a little meat, too. You take three- fourths of «. pound of ground btel three-fourths cup of grated r»w potato, R quarter of ?. cup of ground or grated onions, two teaspoons if chopped green pepper, a teaspoon of for that. It was intended to pr.i- I a living vide a gentlemen's agreement UP. liform of der which government officials ami j private citizens as well could op- ' erate with the press and radio in mutual respect and confidence. Example of the System Gone Wrong Finally, the truth hurts only" criminals, and if the tradition of a free press means anything, it is that there should be full access r, 0 all sources of information and freedom to print it. President Truman's "off the record" speech to the newspaper edi- toie was the perfect example of this system gone wrong. Dealing with American "peace objectives, the defense program and relations with Russia, it was a frank statement of principles that the American public and the world is entitled to know about. It isn't too late yet to put such remarks on the record. The editors had two other demonstrations of this same thing at their Washington convention. In QUESTION: Can one live house in which tuberculosis? ANSWER: Almost all c tuberculosis are contracted in a spoon of flour all of this makes four or five flat cakes. You brown the cakes on both sidei in fat in a frying pan. Add the tomato Juice. Fo " ow me? Cover and simmer slow- miriula! . keep hot. from person who has an active the disease or from miilc or some other infected source. The germ, responsible for tuberculosis lives only a short time outside the human body. person died from , , y ur , m done _ abou t _ ] Remove the cakes and ,„_ M1 * 'he flour with a '. and stir slowly with tomato lulce. Cook slowly and stir until thickened. Pour sauce over the e*kei. Eat. Yum! Antl speaking of onions, for some obscure reason, reminds me of C7 ~' Anderson himself. He recently m ttu ^ the remark that he never planned a garden tl:at was too big for his wife to handle. Well, T took hit word and charted a small plot In my backyaid. i'Onions here, Dear," I think I said. She happens ta be a etty gal— Mrs. George W. Barham who for from Milwaukee. She »lw»y* three years has served as president thought the green stuff on the ta- of Women's Council of First Chris- ! ble came from the store. The r»m tian Church was surprised with a to keep It crisp came from the IS Fears Ago In Blytheville— luncheon shower given by other members of the group Monday at the home of Mrs. L- L. Ward sprinkler systerq. All riRht.: So she Upk hoe arid rake in hand and smoothed out the Beverly and Kathleen Thomas ] plowed ground. She took the onion daughters of Mr*. Sam Thomas are i sc t s an d buried same, up and down ill with whoooinz coutrh. , r*,...- - nn .^ i;ir« ~U A nA ..~j.«,kM.. _*_ ill with whooping cough. Taken from the files of the Courier of April 26, 1923 is the following item: "A copy of the Vanderbilt Hustler, College paper for the big , university at Nashville, gives an 'account of Jessie Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs W. M. Taylor of this eity. luncheon meetings, they heard Sec- being elected to the Aces Club, the' re.ary of Delense James V. For- I highest honor club in the univer- restal and Undersecretary of State sity. This club has only 20 niem- Roberl A. Lovett talk "off the rec- bers and naturally the membership on national defense policies of it is very exclusive and a student relations with Russia. There j feels he has been highly honored J relations with Russia. There feels he has been highly honored ;n't anything they said- thyt , should he be elected as a member." ildn't have been put on the r^ - Jessie Taylor, who used to carry and was couldn't ord, either. II most of the restrictions placed 6n rial were with, the press .radio and the public wouM be a lot better off. "off the record" mate- completely clone away IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff CotreHpondent <NEA1 — The . movie. "That Wonderful Urge"" .£,» i, K »* a " £ 8 " Bey ' Dan cer Igor, husband of Ann SSeVLS ^, C r % L lh " l . h « £""?*• •ln.~ta.uBed an insuit- MCKENNEY ON BRIDGE . The Truman administration has a policy of appeasement one day and bold bluster the next.— Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey (R) of New York. * • '• The greatest single necessity In the world is for America to make up its mind where It stands so that the other free peoples on earth know where to rally.-Bcmard M. Baruch. » • » The u. S. has embarked on a policy lo buy time with American dollars until we are the most Invincible nation on earth.-Dr. Paul F. Douglass, president. American University. • • « Frankly, thj theater would be a sight better off tf there were some poverty around among authors, actors and agents. It flourished more luxuriantly when these characters were living fn garrets.—Gilbert Miller, veteran producer. • • • The defeat of UMT is now Russia's objective In the field of our domestic policies.—Owen J. Roberts, former Supreme Court justice. « • • There is no such thing In war nj, i plan that will pull off a top drawer, ring a bell and go Into action.—Secretary of Defense Forrestal. • • • We arc In a serious lime In history and I think that people who have dctlnlte views and feelings on It should have the right to express them.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, » W « 1 think the nation facts grmver penis from the »uverslve warfare now In progress In Europe than from a shooting war.—MJJ. Oen. William J. Donov«n. former head ot OSS untii Part Score Double iown. i ipce."iThcy think he has the makings o'f By William E. McKenney o . one of the screen's smoothest tough Amerlc»'» Card Authority formanccand'four'oVdbVa'rdcd gents I 6 "'' 5 ... Written for NEA Service ^h^^ke^^frw^rML Ho tr oort ' s ^ "<— * ""^-rur,dc= newspa^'t^r tnf srT j ^°^^^ £ I rlTa xTt Un'^terSnenl «..„„ „ , ' J uc "' s are ""Sgllng, so far without I thousands of people get out of Singer Helen Forrest's hubby, headway, over R new contract uhc ; competition Even the blind corn- swimming champ Paul Holahan, i old one expires August n. The ac- will be tested lor Tarzan.. .Care j tors want a better deal on the re- Williains and Gene Wesson can't > Issues of old flints, television and tie that matrimonial knot until her 'a ban on loanouts of contract play- divorce from Jockey Allan Gray be- ' «rs without their consent comes final June 2. j Only producers in Hollywood not More evidence that It's a buyers' ' worried about the possible strike market in film entertainment. Title arc Walt Disney (when Walt does • M .. • "- of "A Miracle can Happen" ha* ,'n't like an actor he Just tears Mm '" e Bronx< New Ycr!t ' been switched to "On Our Merry , upi and Lou Bunln. who Is mak Way" to Indicate more readily the Ing "Alice in Wonderland" lei Paris rip-roaring comedy- that it is (with puppet animation. Clark Gable's favorite dinner topic j rily the Publicity Bovs Is his plan lo retire from the screen i The thought ot puppets' takins and enjoy pipe, slippers and a frau. < over Hollywood, however Is dls Probably In a couple of years. [concerting What would'the poor Is It A 19*8 Model? j publicity boys do? Who'd believe Talking «bo«t a certain sV»r [for example that the Queen of »ho liken to Impress people. John \ Hearts is privately running around , De Palma quipped: "He's col a I with the Mad Hatter? Or that the I limousine so long It has » built- gate-man failed to recognize the In underpass for cars solus the ] Mock Turtle? . Or that the White I other ir»r." ^ j Rnbuit has purchased a surplus ] i submarine as a repository [or hist pete in tournaments. The Eastern states regional tournament, recently held in New York City, attracted 104 pairs in the open pair championship, won bv Dr. K. Apfel and F. P. Begley, members of the Paradise Bridge Durinc the darkest moments of the recent Hollywood panic (what There would be old razor blades?' no autograph . % * • - .-.-..., . - uu .i, ut ,nj rtuwxi &pn do I mean, recent?) two ar'Us seekers, no temperament, no tvpe met. "How's biislness?" asked .» e. casting, no agents. Pretty awful" to "Great," said the other, "[ cau;ht . contemplate, isn't it? , six halibut on the Santa Monica I ... I pier yesterday." Michael KIrby. the ice-skating star who will play the lead opposite Sonja Hcnie In "Countess of Monte ' Crlslo," gets a good heritage. Ty! Power, Richard Greene and John Rrporls lhal Gene Kelly mlnht never d.incc acain due to lhal leg injury are a mtlc off base. He'll have Hirer, difficult dance routines in "Words and Music." " *AJ654 VA32 « AQJ54 + None Tournament—N-s vul. South Wesi \orUi Ea*» 1 * * Pass Pass 3 4 Puss Double Pass Opening— 4 10 Pass 26 large baskets full of the Courier to the Post Office on his head that he might develop his neck for football purposes. Is yet making good-" Read Courier News Want Ads. i four rows, like she personally w* going to take care of ERP mnd Mr. Hoffman could go look for a~ new Job. The wife meant well, and wiu stiff and sore enough to have done a good Job. But she planted the darn onions^ upside down. And it was like her to get mad when I asked her if she fclone wa* trying to take care of China relief— by saving the transportation eort. Four-Leaf C/overs Net Always Lucky CINCINNATI. O. (UP)—Edward Skeenis. 56. wanted a four-leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day. He pot one. but it brought him bad luck instead. The clover vas part of a tie clajrp which Skeenis took from a Jewelrj counter. He was charged with petty larceny. 'Read Courier News W«nt Ads. suit. He trumped the opening club lead, and realizing that West had to have four spades to double him he made the play that gave him the contract. He led the Jack of spades. West did not cover, so the Jauk overtook and Begley refused to held. A small spade was led next, trump. On this and on the next and West put on the nine-spot. | club trick, he discarded the deuce The trick wast won with dummy's —• " -* • ^- ~--' -^"*- j king and the diamond finesse tas- en. Wes'j winning. West led the nine of clubs, and three of hearts. East shifted 10 a heart, Begley won with the ace. cashed the ace of spade* and led diamonds until West trumped. 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