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PAGE OX BIA'THEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE -4, 194S THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS m OODKIB mnra oa ft. W. HAWES. PubUtbcr JAMS L. YXRHOKTr. Bditar ' a BOUAH. Adwrttfen auntctr •oik IWfeatl AdwtMac Wtltae* Wttmer Oo, New York. Chicago, Ootrdt. . _^__ Cvarj Afternoon Except i BBten<i H «<x«d da*. natUr »t to* poet- •ttfe* at BttttovtU*, ArkusM, undor M* ot Oon, October ft, 1U1. • Semd by Uw United Pre» SOBaCKtPTION RATES: •f owiMr to tto cttj of BlytbertBo or an taurtau town wb«« cvriv oenrle* I* ouln- bted. lOc per vcek. or lie pet month. B» mall within » ndiui oJ M mite* HJXX per CUD lor «U month*, H 00 for three month*; B»il oatddo M mil* BUM, 11040 per l~r to by B»il Meditation Wherefore the law to boljr, and the tommand- mnt to holy, mad J"t, »"* good.— Romans 1:12. * , * * There l» but one law for Ml; namely, that law which govern* all Uw-the law « our Creator, the l«w ot humanity, Justice, equity; the taw ol nature tnd ot nations.— Burke. Barbs * Snake' bites claim thousands in India. There tie no hip pockets in jheetsl • • • A radio comedjan'i wife ti sutni for divorce, cruelly. U'» » mild w»y of deacrlbln* lli- to tlto«e ioke«. A Canadian law clerk suggested that shorter tpeechea wquld result in Parliament U members were allowed to talk only while standing on one teg. What If the speech doesn't give them »Jeg to stand on? * * * A itceplecnaae k a contest In which you try to cro» roar bridcex before the other fellow reaches them. • • • The next time poppies are Bold, the little kid who's Jii«t been spanked wants to trade his In. Laney Resents Meddling, Considers Retaliatory Steps Memphis' meddling in Arkansay affairs is reported to be irking Governor . Limey, who fe quoted as having told newsmen in Little Rock that he "does not respond to pressure treatment very well" and suggested that he might retaliate by approving a horse racing establishment for West Memphis. '' Such *n excuse for giving approval to another race track to mulct Avkan- aans would be a very flimsy excuse, and if Governor Laney is irked by pressure treatment, he should be the last person to exert pressure to force his own will on others, whether it be for or against a racing propoaal • The "rnfiddliv-g" charge hurled at Memphis officials stems from their having expressed opposition to racing in West Memphis because it would hurt business in Memphis and cause Memphians with a weakness for gambling to lose cash which could be used to better advantage through business channels. If a race track in West Memphis is bad for Memphis, then it stands to reason that it would be bad for Eastern Arkansas, too. Let's hope that the governor can live up to his reputation as a business man and act for the best interest for Arkansas in disposing of this projected enterprise which will retard, rather, than help to develop the state. n«r housing bill. This promising answer to our chronic housing 1 problem ha* been kicked around for some four years now. And there are such things as bills to admit displaced persons, to revise th« United Nations, to control communism, and to on. ' The draft bill delay is chiefly the responsibility of the House Rules Committee. Considering the urgency of the measure, the delay is inexcusable. The extension of the reciprocal trade program it being balked and temporized with by a group which seems to think that high tariffs will fit in nicely with the world dollar shortage which is holding European recovery to a paralyzingly slow pace. The housing bill finds many members shying away, even though its bipartisan sponsorship gives little cause for political jitters. Further stalling on these and other matters can do the country tremendous harm. It does not se;m likely that Congress can railroad them through before June 19, for its schedule also calls for the enactment ot 10 large appropriation bills before the fiscal year ends. It seems necessary, then, that Congress should recess rather than adjourn, and come back to work when the conventions are over. Such a decision would be popular with few on Capitol Hill. The House and a third of the Senate are to be chosen in November, and. this is a presidential year. Quite naturally the members would like the whole summer for campaigning. But we can't see how any congressional candidate now in office could build himself more prestige with his constituents than by sticking to his job until it is finished. "Yours, I Think!' Cure Is Sought for Epidemic Of Snails at Navy Installation Sunday School Lesson »r William t Giiroj, n. n. The lite Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady, * ProtesUnt Episcopal minister, was probably most widely known /or his many books, and especially for his stirring adventure stories. But he was also a very brilliant and powerful preacher. About 30 years ago I heard him preach a sermon in Nor/oik, Vi., which has remained in my mind as marking the highest point In the Book of Daniel and Its message. The sermon was on the three words in Daniel 3:1». "Bui if not.' The words occur in the answer of Daniel's three companions, Shadrach, Meshachj and Abednego, to King Nebuchadnezzar, who told them they would be cast Into the By Rarnuui W. Niehote United frets Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 3. (UP) — Somewhere in the steaming thickness of- the African Jungles is a 'orlorn American scientist—hell- >eni on a mighty mission. Tins man is assigned to find • snail-ealer, preferably an awful hungry one. And If he's lucky and succeed, he's to take the critlw to Guam by the fastest route. This unusual story has just come to light. It's told in the lyarings before a House subcommittee on appropriations, in connection with the Navy appropriation bill. The authority Is one Capt. W, Jennings, assistant chief of nav operations for Island government*. He appeared before the committee'i secret hearings. II was like this: The Japs are a anail-eating clan. And when they took over Guam during the war they brought.their lunch along. Those snails. Well, the ft* burning fiery furnace if they would j Nips „ you may re collect. later ] not.fall down and worship the im- [ deserted (he island, in kind of ••*••*•••••-*•*•*•*••••••»•••••• VIEWS OF OTHERS age he had set up. Their God, said the three, was able to deliver them, and would deliver them; "but if not." they were nevertheless, ready to die for their faith and would not serve other gods or worship Nebuchadnezzar's golden image. The dramatic highlights are. of course, the story of the deliverance of the three from the fire, and the deliverance of Daniel horn che lions' den. But the highest* spiritual point is in that declaration that no matter what happened to them they were determined to be true to their God. . The Book of Daniel, though Sis story related to'the time of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar, was j Thomas"inijulrcdY" among the latest books to be writ- ,. Yes _ 5lr _ tnat - s what they . 1 hurry, leaving a lot of things, including theii- lunch basket, behind. American Marines mid GI's with all those cans of beans arid delicious spam in their kits, had little appetite for snails. So what happened? The snails, with nobody to eat 'em, started producing little snails by the millions. "They're about to take over th« island," cried' Capt. Jennings. "How big Is he " asked Rep. Al Thomas of Texas, referring, of course, .to the snail. "About four to six inches lone," replied the Navy man. "He weighs about a pound to a pound and a quarter." And the Japanese eat him?" Mr. Wrangling Among Democrats, as in I860 Helps Promote Happiness Among Republican Leaders Way to the Voters' Hearts -May Be Through Legislation .The second session of the 80th Congress has encompassed five of the most crucial.months in our peacetime history. It. has .made some crucial decisions, too, such as the passage of the ERP bill. There are several other notable accomplishments to its credit. Now Congress is scheduled to adjourn •hortly, in time for the national political 'conventions. As usual, when adjournment time approaches, there is a big backlog' of work piled up. But this time the backlog includes legislation which is vitally concerned with national and world history in the not distant future. Action on some of these bills has been delayed because there are just so many hours in a day for congressmen to work. But the. delay on others results from partisan division and individual obstructionism. And these tactics have happened to affect some of the most Important business before the two hou- «*• . There is the draft bill. Its fate will determine whether the rebuilding; of our defense U to be * program o f positive action or simply a stepping-up of production in our airplane factories. There is the Reciprocal Trade Act. OB tfafc most be shaped the whole patio* of Eorope*n trade recovery so hope- ten* -kid oat in the Marshall Plan. State Grows— Assessments Deny It. Arkansas has made almost unbelievable gains In recent years. Consider the figures given to th« State Bankers' Association last week, by its president, Thomas W. Stone. He cited an estimate by the State Chamber of Commerce that our. manufactured product* last year hit a total value of 600 million dollar*. That compares with 160 million dollars'in 1940. In the same period, the number of mftnulftcturing work- . eis shot up. from 36,000 to 15,000. The value of our farm product*, Mr. Stone taid, has zoomed from 165 million dollars in 19*0 to 525 millions In 1947. From other sources we get the same pleasant, picture. Art article iiv the. Arkansas Business Bulletin, published by the University College of Business Administration, is in accord with Banker Stone. It says that business activity in our state is stepping off a livelier stride than for the nation. as a whole. Our property growth continues at a nimble pace. The Business Bulletin article report* that building permits in five. Arkansas cities, during the first quarter of '48, were 60 per cent hither than a year ago. \V. M. shepherd. Industrial development director for the Arkansas Power and Light Company, added more rose light to the picture. He told the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce last week that our industrial gains are not tapering off. He said that four or five big companies are now studying the possibility of moving into Arkansas. Now, of course, we are not yet one of the wealthy states. Also, much of our present prosperity Is due to inflated prices and wages. But allowing for all of that, we have acquired a tot ol new property wealth since we started upgrade In the mld-1930s. Yet, our property assessments for the entire state reveal not one lota of progress since 192S. On the contrary, the assessments indicate that we have slipped back. For they were about 33 million dollars less last year than In 1929. This Is an utterly ridiculous situation—or would be if it were not s o serious for our schools and local governments, which depend so heavily on the property lax. We are pretending In our assessments that we are as poor as we were IS years ago; snrt forcing our teachers to beg for living salaries, our local governments to scrimp on highways and police and fire protection. Our state pride is challenged. W« are letting a political nwcssment system advertise, us to the nation us too poverty-stricken to pay our teachers and educate our children. The urgent need is the submission of an amendment that would put property assessing on a fair, sound basis. ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT By Peter Eilson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA) — Democratic pro-convention squabbles this year make an interesting parallel with the record of I860. The issue that caused the party split 88 years ago was whether slavery should be extended to the territories and who should decide it—the. people who lived in the territories or the Congress? The Southern wing of the Democratic. Party said Congress should pass a law authorizing slavery in the territories. .The more moderate Northern wing favored letting the residents ol each territory decide nrier states' rights. This year's Democratic mess is a 'llow-up and a hang-over from lat old question. It Is a split over resident Truman's civil righU nim, with a curious reverse wist. The Southern Democrats now iIloH' the states' rights principle in islsting that each state be per- litted to determine iU own civil bftrties pattern. The Northern wing of the party ovv by-passes states' rights and ays there should be federal laws bolishing the poll tax, abolishing im Crovism in interstate travel utlawing lynching and creating a xrmnnent Fair Employment Prnc ICP.S Commission. Because o! this lie more extreme believers in se- Tegation threaten a party bolt. Two-Thirds Rule Cheated Douglas The 1860 Democratic convention met in Charleston, S. C. Before the invention opened six Southern itates announced, they would withdraw if they, could not have then- own way. On a test vote, candidate Stephen A. Douglas ot Illinois, leader of the Northern faction favoring states' righti, won a decision 166 to 138. The six Southern states then withdrew their 52 delegates. That still eft the convention with 251 dcle- jates, or more than-the 202 neces- :ary to name a candidate under the ,wo-thirds rule. This two-thirds rule had cheated •Little Giant" Douglas out ol the Democratic nomination in 1852 and just tht stormy party's usual pre- conventlon smoke and fireworks. Truman's popularity has been up and (town the polls KO often that it could do Another comeback before the election. Jim Farley and oilier Democratic savants are now predicting it will be Truman on the first ballot at Philadelphia. If that happens, and if a Southerner iike Sam Rayburri of Texas or Hairy F. Byrd of Virginia • were named &i his running mate, the Southern, state delegations might 185fi. It was also to rob him of his i climb on the bandwagon as they ;hird and last chance for the presidency in 1860. The convention bat- lled lor 87 ballots. The most votes Douglas could get was 151. So thft convention adjourned, to meet agam in Baltimore six weeks later. Here the Southern states again withdrew their delegates, but in two factions. One went to Richmond, the other stayed in Baltimore. Both rump convention-s nominated John C. Breckenridge, but only after a dozen fist tights and one drawing of a pistil. The Northern convention in Baltimore nominated Douglas, It was this split in the Democratic Party, however, which enabled the Republicans to elect Abraham Lincoln. have after .-nany previou* pre-convention threats to bolt. It is pointed out that Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee have refused to go along on any secession. Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee .have already selected uncommitted dele- gatios. Alabama, Florida and South Carolina have anti-Truman dele- galionj. Texas is sending an unin- j "' structed delegation pledged to op- '' ^""" pose the civil rights program, but also pledged to support the party nominee and not bolt. Ailtul,^ t,ltC IHICSU UVHJK3 WJ uc v, l IV- . ten and included in Old Testament | scriptures. And it was written to encourage just that "bui-if-not" attitude in faithful Jews, who were suffering the most intense and terrible persecution. in the "story of Daniel and hu companions, these faithful Jesvs were faced with the purpose of powerful rulers to corrupt and contaminate Jewish worship with pagan elements. The purity and sat- | ety of religion was assailed. And j 'em to Guam for." •"Ugh," from the Congressman, who made a face. The captain said those doggone snails are about to eat the Navy out of business on the island. There are 11.000 arable acres on Guam: good for raising corn, potatoes, peas, melons and sugar — without any mischief-making from the snails. When the situation gob out of hand, the Navy yelped for help. The ety of religion was assai ed. Ana -—•—."•-••-•* "--•------ -—r-- the Jews who protested and fought National Research Council and the n,!« „„„„.,*.„,(„„ „< ,v,.i, »,i,i™ Department of Agriculture answer- this paganization of their religion did not have the miraculous deliverance that came to Daniel and his companions. Thousands of them died for their faith. It is a false interpretation of the Book of Daniel to say that God always brings physical safety to the faithful. Many, faithful to GoO. have suffered and.died under persecution! Je.sus on the cross, in His human agony, cried that God had forsaken Him. But, "precious in the sight of God is the death of HUi saints." Here is «' great mystery, but Paul throws a great deal of light upon it in the closing verses of Romans 8. But the party ha s still two other ; w »s voted to dispense with the ser- II took the Democratic Party i4 Communist years lo recover from this split. It was 1.134 before the Democrats elected a President in Grover Cleveland. It is this danger of a lotig- lasting split which hangs over the splits which can wreck it. One comes from Henry Wallace's third party and the other from the anti_. - Americans for Demo-j •>• ° Penny" Co., was ele5ted presi- cratic Action, These two groups do- dcnt °' the Lions Club yesterday n'L vviult Truman even if he is for civil rights. These two groups are doing just as much to defeat the Democratic Party as the bolting Democratic Party today. "Politics aa Usual," Some Say There are some Democratic leaders — Southern as well. as Northern lA^ long as the Democrats are .i who believe that all the present I in [our, three, or only two factions, ed. They lend-leased a crew ol snail specialists to ait down and think hard about what to do. The crew included our man who went on a one-man search for snail-eaters in Africa. (The offending snail happens to be a giant African one which the Japs somehow imported.) Capt. Jennings woke the commit-, tae to attention when he droppe^j 2. remark that we may not be too • safe from thi» snail in San Diego, Waterloo or Norfolk"Let ms tell you what happened just the other day," he said. The committee sat Up, cocking ears. The United States, it »eems, was fixing to ship some scrap metai •from Saipan and the Marianas to West Coast ports here. "On suspicion, we sent in entomologist from Guam to Saipan t« examine the metal." He lound the snails set for a boat ride. All bedded down, by the thousands, in the mud clinging to the metal. "What they would do to vegeta- j lion in the United States, we can only guess," remarked the.captain. The committee shuddered. ... _. „ Rep. Noble J. Johnson or Indiana B. G. West has returned from i thought it about time to changs the subject it, was near lunch time and he doesn't have much of a yen IS Yearn Ago In Blytheville— At a congregational meeting of the Presbyterian Church Sunday It vices of the pastor, because «f the financial condition of the church. J. J. Daley local manager of the Little Rock where he spent -the "*" - ..^-^ ,"*• . *• . ™«* ni1llh kick Miss Mary Hubler entertained for snail steak. Southerner^ of iFfif) ~ ' twelve guests last night with a | "Does this African snail What thev are nom<r of rnnrw dinner honoring Miss Helen ffardin along as stow as our fine American What iney are doing of coursu whoM e - ngagement ^5 been an- | an ail?" he wanted to know. nounced to Mr. Raymond Zachry. j "The snails on Guam." the Capt. answered, "are somewhat swifter. makes the Republicans very happy. feudin' over the civil rights issue is the Republicans can win. WARNING ORDER j They'd lick our snails going - " Jfirt • ••'•»•HI •••••'••'••'«•• ••••••••t •••••••»••••••••••'••••'••••» •«••••••••••«« IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERS KIN! JOHNSON NIA Staff Com»p»i>4eBt sent to me by readers, publish hands ' played in home groups and local biidjt clubs if they are In terestinj and h»ve some reader value. The fact that In the Chancery: Court, Chicka iiwba District. Mississippi County, like to Arkansas. Merese Slattery, Ptf. vs. , ' No. 10,466 Frank J. Slattery, Deft. HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— For rounds again. It's about bundling jj, i lu i e once a movie queen agrees with the U p your wife and sending her to wails of the critics. Bette Davis the name at the top of the list, told me. '"Winter Meeting' '••• player held 13 spades does not make a good story because there is t holding such o n a fajt track." True airplane speed may b« measured accurately by high frequency sound waves. The Mach . . number, the lalio of plane speed The defendant,- Frank J. Slattery, i to the velocity of sound, can also is hereby warned to appear within • b« measured by the same means. 30 days in the court named in the | ; caption hereof and answer the com- j p j aint 0( lne plaintiff, Merese Slattery. Dated this day of May. 19«. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk By Rosa Saliba, D. C. C. T. Cooper, atty. for Ptf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad litem. The lady I say, can take a bow j puig. i Insurance Co., all of Endicott 1 for admitting a mistake. And after ; • • ' i As Mr. Whitney did not tell me 15 years of stardom and 57 movies j Mary Beth Hughes, who was a where the respective players sat, I I guess she's entitled to one. Com- redhead before marrying David do not kno\v which one of them Ing up Is "June Bride," a comedy, street, now has ilmt new look marie the unusual old of six no about which Bette says: "It's silver blonde. . . . The Jaime del trump. While it is an unusual bid. whamsy this time—not whimsy." Valles have made a date with the even the expert will make some There's still plenty of talk about stork. She's Virginia Gregg, who such bid occasionally with a hand) Bette and Joan Crawford being stars on "Mayor of the Town" and like West held, feeling perhaps starred In a picture. But as Belle j who played Lilli Palmer's room- that that Is the only way to get says. "If Joan and I are going to mate in "Boby and Soul." . . . Sight an unusual result. Philharmonic Leader be In a picture together, who's go- Ing to be brave enough to direct It?" "Joan" Is Terrific Ingrid Bergman's "Joan of Arc" has been sneak-previewed In Phoenix and Santa Barbara to lerrlfls raves. It will be the leading contender Jor the 19W Oscar. Ronald colman has signed up to do 13 short subjects for television based on Charles Dickens' "Bleak House." . . . Apparently there's no end to Orson Welles' versatility- He of the week: Bob Montgomery : Norths' opening lead of the deuce teaching his two teen-age children ; o f hearts forced South's Jack and how to perform the Charleston, j declarer won with the ace. West • • realized that if the spade suit broke Most records are designed for j two-two, he could count. 12 tricks. the hep younger set M> Wendell [But It he playrd out the spade suit N'llen »n he*i working on »n and It did not break, he would be in - - trouble. Deciding to make the opponents arrangement that will appeal to people brer 35. It'» called Sera- tan Yob, which Is "Nature Bojf" played backward*. Dick Powell leidlng a dozen Foreign Legion buddies through » slimy swamp for "Rogues Regi- tells me he's set to appear In an ' m enl" and whispering to one f! exhibition bullfight In Mexico City ; the players: "CJniet. We're closing ; for charity. He's extremely happy in on Chloe." SO THEY SAY As long as one nation doea not want the United Nations machinery to work then the machinery, no matter liow good II look*, Is iiselesi for such a crisis as we face today until th« monkey wrench It removed—Rep. Walter Judd (R) of Minnesota. • • » If there is any estentlai difference between Hitleritm and SUltalsm I don't know what it i». The presence oj a mighty military power will rtdt.c llie risk of war.-Robtrt Patterson, tor- with the final belh." print of "Mac- Jimmy Stewart tells a wonderful story about a film director Insisting on realism In front of the camera. The director was Vic Fleming. A stunt, man was hired to fall down n lor.? (light of stairs. He tried It once and Fleming didn't like it. So Fleming climbed the steps, said he'd show the stunt man exactly what he wanted, and then fell down the stairs. He landed with « heavv thud »nd didn't get up. "Se»," he said, "that exactly what I want. Now do it that way. And call an ambulance for me. I think I broke my lej." He had.' To Tear Oil McKENNEY ON BRIDGE J»y William F.. McKennej- America'* Cart Authority Written (or NEA Service Unusual Bid Offers Interesting Play i Several of the hands published » J97Z *QJ932 Rubber—Neither \ .South West NorlK Pass 6N T. PM Opening—» 1 HOKIZONTAL 1,( Pictured conductor of Kansas City Philharmonic 11 Chest of drawers 12 Shun 14 Constellation 15 Actors'group 18 Hearing organ 1 ZlEniliTh 1 county !^J h . ir . lvvi " d . 51 Mean 17 Not (prefix) 22 Heap jo Poison 3 Anent 4 Consume 5 Dark 6 Retained 7 Employ 8 Red Crosi (ab.) t Belongs to them ,11 Wand 13 Birds guess once more. h« cashed tlie( king of hearts, then led the heart ten. Believe it or not, North refused to win the ten with the Queen. He too wanted to make declarer guess which suit to play. Now there was nothing for West I 25 Nobleman J« Intrepidity 27 Careens 28 Suffix 29 Preposition 30 Backbone 33 Pierces 37 Biblicil king 38 Bristles 3>Typ« of bomb 40 Be unsuccessful 4* Girl's n»m« 45 Operated 46 He w«« born in — 48 Nothing 49 Strikes out 51 Russian uniont 5 3 Range 22 He also jkillfui 14 Dried 25RapUire 41 While 30 Portion 42 He SI Flower parti aclivtly sidinj 32 Satiric new talent 34 Made amends 43 Falsifier 35 Bookbinding 46 Corded fabric sheepskins 47 Exist 4 88 Aquatic 50 Accomplish rr.ammalf 82 Tellurium 40 Unit* (lyrabol) VERTICAL 1 He toured extensively «ta*tB IttMr **|te *>* •otuma we* moot* M* IM do but to «wk UM «» «*

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