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May 14, 1948

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PACK SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CQ . M. W BA1NE8, FuUxtuu* 4AUI8 L. VERHOEff, UUtor O. HUMAN, Adv«rUdu« •oi* Ntttoul Adwtteint RcpreseotMivM: Wallu* Wltm« Co. N» ITcrt, Chicago, Detroit , M»mphl« Publlabed Every Alternoon Eictpt Sundty , mttred u uco-wl clui nutter it tat pcnt- offlct »t Blythtvilie, Arkaouc, under act oi Contra*, October *. IS11. Served by th* United Pr«« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By arritr In tfce city of . Blytnevllle or toy wburteu town where carrier service U m&ln- Ulned, Xe per week, or «5c per month. By mall, within i ndliu oi SO miles. »4.0C per ye»r. $2.00 for sta months, 11.00 foi three month*; by mall ouUlde 60 tulle tone, 11000 per year payable In advance. Meditation For whatsoever If born ot God ovcrcom«lh the world: and tills U the victory that overcomelh the world, even our faith.—1 John 5:4. * * • Faith ii letting down our nets Into the transparent deeps, at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw.—Fcnclon. ! Barbs Whatever started people dropping pens that won't write at tile postoflices? V * • A Michigan tardner crossed in onion with a cabbiie. Mayb* for lhi>» »ho don't know whether ther want liver or corn-btef. * * * Tile average New England dm has as many as 7,000,00 leaves. Where did tne others la our yard last fall come from? • * * I«ea» are Wile thlncs you think up for «ome- eodjr else to turn down. » * * Don't spend all you make, advises a banlc ad., laU of people get that mixed and don't make all they spend. More Talks With Stalin Useless Without Strength When people set together in a discussion of the world situation these days, one of them is pretty sure to say, before it is over, "Truman and Stalin ought to sit down and thrash things put" — or words to that effect. Several writers have made the sam« suggestion. Henry Wallace has intimated that if 'he were President, that's what he would do. Speaker Martin has volunteered to meet Premier Stalin and talk things over as one Joe to another. One of the innumerable questions fired at General Eisenhower recently was whether he would take such an as- siffnment. He wisely answered that no one less than the President, authorized to speak for the people of the United States, should attempt such a conference. And there are Washington correspondents who have said with assurance -though without offering proof-that Mr. Truman turned down an' offer from Mr. Stalm for a meeting in Stockholm tot winter. There Is, as we said, no proof that such an offer was made and refused. But if that were the case, we should say that Mr. Truman acted wisely, and for two reasons. First, we would have had at that - time no existing or assembling military s rength to back up an insistence on the status quo, O r to enforce the demand for * reasonable compromise. We do not have such strength now, though there are signs that we may regain it And Mr. Stalm obviously i s not the sort to be turned aside by moral indignation or nature SP ° rtSmanshi P »"d his bolter Second, Mr. Stalin and his government cannot be trusted to carry out an a-eont, even ,h 01I ,h the Soviet dfc- ^ht be bland al ulagreeab,e with r. Tiuman, as he often is with Amcr- "V,«to r«. That may S0l ,n d pessimi c d omcal. but the record is there " used l ° be said during the u-ir to be said for our statement ° y *° uld be fo »y '0 assume that the government does not have a pi,™ of action, peaceful and otherwise for every, continent on earth .T he the of abandon that plan because arguments or appeals, Chamberlain sat down and talked with Hitler at Berchtes- gaden. Chamberlain and Daladier talked things over again with Hitler at Munich. Hitler made a mockery of his pledges in both cases. If, as Winston Churchill points out, the two men had confronted Hitler with the strength that their aroused, alert and prepared nations might have given them, the story would probably have been different, America and free Europe love peace and want peace even more than England and France did in 1938, for they have just come through a war whose horror and destruction make World War I seem pale in comparison, But America is wise enough now to take steps to avoid the mistakes of the complacent Thirties. When, through expenditure and sacrifice, we have grown strong enough to make the architects of imperialistic communism pause and consider, then it will be time for the President of the United States to meet the Premier of Soviet and arrange the truce that will be the prelude' to disarmament and world peace. Won't They Ever Learn? VIEWS OF OTHERS 70-Groups: Facing the Implications Whether Congress in two waves of near- unanimity has now swept the ID-group Air Force program Into virtual law or whether the big-air- power Idea has swept Congress Is the question that bothers us. When both houses arrive at so complete »n agreement one disputes- their Judgment with some hesitation, can that many Congressmen be wrong? Nevertheless, the whole sequence of events leaves us troubled. It has been a bit too easy^to vote blueprints and contracts for future swarms of planes first, and lo take care of manpower later; to f»I| in with popular air-mlndedness and wishful thinking; to play safe with tlie prophets of doom who waJl that war with Russia Is inevitable and impending. For, make no mistake, in voting to begin now the construction of a Id-group air arm of jet planes and super-superbombers Congress Is taking the first step not toward just a quick stiffening of a ke«p-the-peacc force but toward a genuine brass-bound, coppe, -riveted armaments race at the speed of *5,200,000,000 for a n air arm alone for next year and $'1,500,000,000 for 1952. But the deed Is done, and President Truman msy decide with good reason that a veto could be misconstrued .broad; that he had better tain what is ofered rathtr than risk setting something utterly inadequate. . It Is more 1 0 the point now to ask whether Congress is awa ke to the implications of its decision and Is willing to face up to them. Is It going to vote Selective Service forthwith? Is it going to make some provision-either by "selective training" or some similar machinery—for the training of reserves? Is Congress going to face up to the const- Que.ce. of It, act to the economy? To the abl.lty of American industry to expand and f fgm a real shooting war should It ever come' Senator Henry Cabot ^dge, jr., ,,ut this forcefully on the Senate floor: (Russia) might be much more likely to K o *> war once she is satisfied . . . that our productive capacity rlas So lost Its elasticity because of premature drains upon lUs manpower and natural resources that we are incapab of ighttng efectively. ti-i. . "f " eXS WCek " tn a rcccrl t notable article: American Industry and manpower are already occupied to canacitv win .!., ar, ,>*,,„,„ ., J ' Wllh tnln « s »« they i, military re- the n,en -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY If you don't start building this year. ern Air ^ b ih Futr e st al Henr mrid ^'* <h « U ° Uhle Wllh preMdc-nt Cost of Peacetime Draft Law to U.S. Taxpayer Impact onHat,on's Economy Bears Watching ' xn.. ... B ?'. p eter Edson I President *ht. „„.,„ T, ,._.. "* FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1948 Government Dumping of Spuds, ToJ(eepPrice Up, Again Flayed tfr ious* Sunday School Lesson By Ifan «»n W. Nichoh ... May 14. (UP)»After what i heard ,„ ,, le Hou ^ Agriculture Committee room, it would be just like me to keep my A'st •¥£•%- SsSSSsijs not seriously affect * mt.rp* The n, rt «* ... . iL ' he '" ue reform *>il and water to handle conservation their "*™ 1 'i 0 "" 1 ' 8 ™'*'"™, 1 '" The Influence c ie moral, social i the world has W,, ,„„,. great, In Itself and as the Ij^'n". 18 , 1 . Background of *h_ p cr (Kent Countv! Inn;,". how much even greater influence would have been had of Israel always , asked Rep. Chet Gross of I Pennsylvania, who is listed In the Congressional directory as & "mas- fruit and stuff a toes " '"" "* I*"*" "What do you know about pota- OrW demanded Eld <"- "armer .',' P , ri : : ' *J[°oaYbut the seed'sW- run ? « 00 -" T " e wa >'' one mav spec,, upo '' whflL -nisht be the Irl- - crat?o r 8n «n (l , OWer ° f such tiemo-i t , T " e ^""S^-ssman said he wa.s =Ute, r. i les as tne United : I(ah " "ie other day, where they -tales, Canada, and Great Britain I al50 have a lot of potatoes. " s lhat ™ n (ro:-H the "Know what they get for > sack of Potatoes out that way?" Young John had no idea ''Six dollars a sack, that's what; and 5«.DO for the same a »ck felt. ever draft law c. Is going to 1 In compromise after the Senate ri iff tne , H ? us « P<«s their somewhat rm H' U b " s ta ^"-engthen the irmed services. It's therefore too earlv to get worried about specific j President this power. It isn't any| thing new. it IVBS contained in the draft acts of 1916 and 1940, al- i same, this section 17 gives the military the right to go to any manufacturer and tell him. In effect You're working for us now and production, and higher prices. Cost Keeps Golne Up »nd Up As for the cost of this whole new defense effort, Rep Gavin of Oil City, Pa., pointed some very pertinent figures The original military budget for next years was estimated at $11,000000- SHILZ? th !-', have "<>»' been added ... b ^.j iacs [jjj world today, if every In !m d fi' d acted ln fu" accords arf.,,1 H 6 , |)rofessed s P' r " and the actual declarations of democracy, as . - inese are expressed and acted up- Chicago." said the much-Traveled would f ;" est and b «t citizens, man from the 21st Dfctrcc.f th t th * prtsenteni:e to sa >' pen «sylvania. jnd rully^aSn^n E'ta'S. hi^n? Thn 'oion^t "S^" *° g «°™ SSy are ™k"ft Z T* U ' at "' Ca " teli >™-" Mr. Gross went mey are weak, in spite of all the on. "It's on account of the govern- trenh tha Vh " " e achieve the completene'sT own Ideals in establLshli of for all, ' e govern- —Jl.i-1.^ wi 11115 I1PW VPflVr: \n tVin * n ;l u mice 2(JQ national defense effort that it i fi,?.f iJ^ house or a * 50 '°W Sis' we,, to .ook ovef *«£ ! '"£, '^^ .^TS I indicates that defense planners' want something like .the old wartime priorities system put back In force lo make sure the military »»>«• totat both eyes open. One of them l s what it's going '° c ° st - The other Is what it's go- I lh f -!, 0 to ever > lct »y business in 1 the civilian economy. Defense Secretary "James V. Forrestal gave a couple of good peeks »t the latter when he testified before the scrappy House Armed Services Committee just before the committee approved Chairman Walter Andrews' House draft bill. Porrestal said flatly he didn't want control of the civilian economy. But with Congress going home for the summer, he thought It would be wise to give him certain limited powers. First he wanted power to get scarce raw materials. He said later thai, he would submit a proposal to change the present law v-hlch prevents the armed services from stockpiling materials which are In s hort supply for the civilian economy. Bill Would Permit Military to Use Plants The second thing Forrestal wanted was power to take over the acturlng capacity of plants could make scarce Items like iet engines. A little-noticed section gets its wishes. Air Force procurement officers have been handing out the line that there would be no materials shortages lo interfere with their 70- group program. But here it is right from the big boss himself that there mil be shortages. He wants controls put back on. Rep. James E. Van Zandt of Altoona. p a ., gave a few arguments that these scarcities might be handled by voluntary allocation agreements among producers. He mentioned oil as an example. There is Maj.-Gen. John E. Dahlquist In large of plans for the new draft 11 lor all three services, recently estimated that the selective service law would cost $2,100,COO 000 , •• 1 year to the opej-ate. That would make 1 .»17,300,000,000. But now, Gavin pointed out, It Is being proposed to add something new to this in the way of peacetime lend-lease for rearming the Western European nations. Gavin wanted to know what thl» would cost? Secretary Forrestal answered that a foreign military aid program had not taken form and there was no plan. Technically, he may be right But anyone with two eyes can see it coming. And on top of the pres- —~ •• •""•ttuiwiiing IOT an, Harry *™? ut distinction, the right to life, ted_to | "^5 y and the P" r suU of happl- What might our strength be if we attained a democratic life, above and free from all racial and religious prejudice, in which the vestiges of caste and special privilege that still remain were swept away? To ask this question Is not to disparage the progress the democracies have made or to express any spirit of pessimism. Only the goals and the God-given call to greatness,' lor Us as for ancient Israel, are so much more than we have attained or, achieved. It is because so many in that ancient day were Israelites, without guile, fired with a pure passion for ZIon. that their their influence was so great. And the hope of a needy world is still In it,s patriots of faith and vision. their i em in the ocean to keep the up. Sometimes we even cart iric 'em iiuiico on »c an pvamnlo r TOm.- -i — •*.•*. i,.*.., *.au ace * — —...-^ u . only one such agreement T? £ I coming. And on top of the pres- °"gin to a little cl now u% in th, TeM in , i nt riemand s for materials for the Philadelphia. Th* which al'L^es « m p ' , inrdl f ri '' $6,000,000,000 European RecovWy *ere added to art tew essen ial manufactu e" s '?,,£ ""!' ll '» goln £ to <^ Pl««y. Hang ated water in HOT, the nail, so,, pfiTn^St clS ! 2^°^°* r^' *£' Jf2 d .. «Sj .' ' tew essential manufacturers like the nail, soil pipe and freight car makers. Secretary Porrestal explained that there had to be exemption from the anti-trust laws before suppliers could get together on allocations- i on to your hats, boys and girls' Here we go for another sleigh- Having brought out this ! Congressman Gavin, who u , sergeant in the 6Ist Infant World War I, took one of the — • -*i «-niL Clll. across the country so's we can dump em in the Atlantic, when cilic Ls more handy." The gentleman from 1 ^._ vania said he knew of something even more horrible. "Last, winter once." said he "th« government bought a flock ol carloads of potatoes and loaded 'em up in cold weather. So they'd freeze and therefore spoil and never get to the market. That brings 'ip the price." John, a young potato man, with his crop planted in Delaware. «aid that this, indeed, was » deplorable thing. He even,got a little red under his tan. Just thinking ibout it. And me. There I sat nt the prss* table, worrying about the four rows of .spuds my good wife in Bethesda. Md., had spent days and hours planting (including the spading and all). She sitting there on the back, porch waiting for a green spud leaf to come fighting through the clods and the weeds for a look at _ the Maryland sunshine. origin to a little chemistry shop in I lor we) planted the eatin' kind Th««, fruit Juices j ol potatoes. If for some reason to artificially carbon- | 'hey don't wind up mashed First Pop Tne carbonated beverage Industry of the United States traces its hOP<! IN HOLLYWOOD I shoved into one cheek, and lef things add up to back in his chair pretty well • < m™-,. „ "~V?f grcater scare!- isfied with himself. Maybe he .s, more competition with civilian ' entitled to ••••••••••••«•.«.,..,..... HOLLYWOOD —NEA « e r.v S ^°' H Hol 'yw°od can get awny with It. so can I (for one tlay at cast.) So In keeping with the re- ssue epidemic. I Rm today reissuing some old , tcms , rom old columns. ERSKINE N'EA Staff Correspondent It was the rear i 938 Milton Berle was beginning his Idleness in Hollywood. He told me- I hAvcn't made a picture for so «ugii" my moth " forgoL how t" .. Majje Kosennloiim bcinif' Introduced »t li» ni K l,t club as the bild-huried Snow White." M-G-M was giving Robert Tayor a he-man buildup In "Stand up »pd Fight." (They Just remade the picture with Mickey Rooney.) A marque sign of 1S38 read: «Jt - y l , ? ry Co °P cr ' wh ° can't sing, was 'singing a cowboy song against his wishes for a scene with Merle Obcr- on in "The Lady and the Cowboy " Producer Sam Ooldwyn turned down his plea for a voice double faying: "The worse you are Ihe better." Barrymore In Slacks John Barrymorc was discarding • his dignity and going collegiate In I By William E. McKenney Amt-rlca's Card Aulhorlty Written for NEA service Key: Declarer Can Trump Trick trumps is apt to go ahead „..« will break, then complain 1 If they do no. In Mr. Reese's example West wins the first two spade tricks and South trumps the third one. Now if South cashes the ace, king and queen of French-fried on the Nichols' grub- board, by gotJy I'll scuttle 'em myself. Getting back to the first thought, South can afford to lost » trump trick, and Reese says, lost It right away. The correct play after trumping the third spade Is to cash the ace ot hearts, then lead » small heart. East wil have to win this. If he . returns another spade It can be ! trumped In dummy. If he leads a I diamond or club, declarer can win j it,, pick up the other trumps and [proceed to run off the diamond | suit. 15 Year* Ago In Blytheville— ton Carnival in Memphis last night. Misses Lucille Armstrong, Ada. Dunavent, Ruth Mathew., and Fred Flccman, Jeff Roiand ami George Henry attended the Cotton Carnival last night In Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Jack saliba announce the birth Tuesday morning of a daughter. Mrs. H. Hlghfill and her house guest Mrs. W. L. Reeves of Chicago were guests of Mrs. J. A. Leec>i when she had the Thursday Club. In the bridge games Mrs. Olto Kochtttzky won the prize lingerie. n •Hold That Co-Bd." One of the big i Books on the play of the hand scenes showed liltn wearing slacks ' nave been few and far between, as •--' ' cap and a turtle-necked Can't Take It with V. YOU. XBlhhif Hannened George Brent spiked reporU of a romance «-lll> M^ r | e Obernn h« "inning up a S75 telephone WM from the "Wings of the Navy" San Dicgo location-talV.lng to Olivia tie Havilland. ..I?ll h * r<1 Ar1en lur "«I flown »1«.<KM for a role In Columbia's r»cetr»ck »lory, "Thoroughbred" o«c»iiit he didn't want to be co- birred with a horse. Michael Curtlz was dirccling a crowd scene for "Angels WUh Dirly Faces" and yelled at some extras "Please, why arc you guys standing around In bundles?' Hollywood was trying lo lure peo ple back into the a skull sweater. Shirley Temple was seeing America in the siaiuner of 1338. And Paulette Goddard was sceinc Pat DiClcco. This prophetic item appeared In one of my 1938 columns: "Dick Powell wonts to be known as an I actor instead of a singer. He'll sing [only two numbers in his new film, I'Head Over Heels,' and in his next he may not sing at all." It fin.illy _ a PP e " cci ' but it took longer than Joan Crrmforrl was starring in Me ros "Ire Follies," which she's still trying to for K cl. 11 was the bejflnniny of (lie enrl t>f Joan at M-G-M. "Milrtrcd Pierce' hadn't yet bren born. ,. Th ^ Rilz; Brothers were getting S50.000 a week tor two weeks a I the New York World's Fair. AM Oreg Peck WAS working there as a barker for SI5 a week. most experts find it, difficult to write such a book, especially for the beginner. However Terence Reese of England has a new book out entitled "Reese on Play" which I think presents some fine material. *KQJ6 »5 » 10763 + Q 1075 toutti *A J94 Rubber—K-S vut. West North ' I A 2 » ' Pass ^ V Opening—* K Rut 2* Pass There s trouble a-brewing in the Mr. Reese docs not give any bid- . ^ U *.,.V<.MIJ, uiai-uverea tna the initial letters spelled "niiiybc. was stripping- in N CW York winging at her audience and saytntc'' n "Movies are your second best enter- ' talnmont." Tyrone Power was wearing a handlebar mustache for a brief »«juene« In ", j.mcs." tin -r.rl i 'he smoke nane'-s g u) , r iincc faster th a! , SQUI1[1 c c is visible before the sound o vatchM wlien rise Iroiu the sight travels trick And that Is the secret of this hand, in Mr. Reese's opinion — declarer can afford lo lose a trump trick. He should not be greedy and try lo win all of the trtimp tricks. Looking at all four hands we can see the trumps are not going to | Foreign Minister HORIZONTAL SOCozily 1,8 Pictured 61 Fences in Yugoslav VERTICAL foreign minister H County official 15 Baby bed 16 Among 17 Within (comb, form) 19 Stagger 20 Boy 21 Handles 23 Enervate 2-1 Diminutive suffix 25 Month (ab.) 26 Higher 28 Victory in Europe (ab.) 29 Of the sun 31 Worked - diligently 33 Do wrong 34 Friend (coll.) 3.5 Play part .17 Splendor •10 Parent 41 Half an em 12 Anent « Written form o( Mister •14 Compass point 46 Beliefs 51 Turkish governor 52 Handle 54 Measure of medicine 1 Climbs 2 Fruit 3 Dry 4 Bow 5 Atop 6 Deride 7 Sea eagle 8 Gael 9 Not (prefix) 10 Damage 11 Roman date 12 Sunder 13 Aided 18 Tantalum (symbol) 21 Turbulent now 22 Meals 39 AppointmenU 25 French river 45 Man's name 27 Set 47 Whirlpool 30 Sheltered side 48 Negative •32 Sick 49 Slave 35 Weapons 50 Be abundant 36 U. S. 51 Fight of two ambassador lo 53 Silver (ab.) his country is 55 Florida (ab.) Cavendish 57 Hebrew deitj • 59 Gloria Palri 4 38 Fine (ab.) w 55 Pelts 66 Bellowed 58 Ignort '

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