The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE TWO Marshall Raps U.S. 'Extremists' Vacillatory Nature Of Americans Makes Policy Planning Hard CHAPEL Hlti, N.C., Jims 8. (UP)—Secretary of Stale George C. MarshalXsatd last night that the "extremist" nature of the American people makes it difficult to plan and carr.v through a long-ranse U.S foreign policy. Marshall spoke at graduation ex- erclse. 1 ; at the University of North Carolina. He said the emotions of thr Ajnerican people, who "blow hot and cold ... as regards the same situation" make a persistent foreign policy difficult to follow. Marshall departed from bis prepared text to charge that too oficn U.S. leaders speak "without any regard to what it does to the rest of the .world." "An ill-advised sentence cnn have a perfectly devastating effect on the vcvlrt," he said. "We are suffering very definitely from that in the last 2< hours.'' Marshall declared, but he dirt not elaborate. U.S. Reputation Suffers The secretary chained that uti- thirikmg 'Americaiis are damaging "our reputation for integrity of action." "We are inclined, I think, to be extremist, blowing hot and cold, fluctuating between vigorous partisanship or complete indifference as regards the same situation." He said the task of those directing the foreign policy of this country is made difficult by the fjicc that i* necessary to arouse crnu- tianal interest in an hiterniUion.O problem before the "nece.ssjiry political action" can be .secured. Then, he said, we face the possibility that "Americans are soine- tmeg Inclined to emotional reactions which can be very dangerous in matters concerned with interna- ! tional relationship.?." Secretary of (he Army Kenneth C. Hoyatl of Golclsboro. N.C.. was one of seven persons who received honorary degrees at the exercises. Heads Jaycees BIJYTHEVIU.E (A.RK.Y COURIEK NEWS Blonde Seeking Husband and $10,000 Finds Her Choice Is Still Married Henry J. Swift has been elected president of Hie Qsceola Junior Chamber of Commerce for tlie ensuing yeiir. He succeeds liilly Nicli- oltrm. Shipboard Fight Forces Freighter To Delay Voyage HONOLULU, June 8. (UP>—Tile Liberty ship Angus McDonald, bound for Mobile, Ala., from Honolulu, was forced to return to port last, night when fighting broke out onuini: the crew within an hour after the ship .sailed. Two crewmem- bi'is v. ere wounded. Capt. O. D. SiuxigriMs, Houston, Tex. appealed for help from a Coait Guard cutter within «n hour and 12 minutes niter the ship left the harbor. A Coast Guard officer suggested the freighter return to Hou- ohilu instead. Port officials anrt Dr. Robert Dor.ren, U.S. Public Health physician, boarded the ship when It returned. Snoctgrass said those wounded were Jnmcs L. Baptlste, 35, of Algiers, La., a Negro pantryman, who was shot in the chest, and Willie Grovcr, 49. of St. Petersburg. Ha., who suffered a knife wound in the arm and a severely bruised back. Snortgrass said the third mate, Joseph O. Boudrcanx, 23. of Reserve. Ln., was placed in irons pending an investigation. According to the captain's story, tlie third mate knifed the steward. Thfi steward was taken to the captain's cabin for first aid, where he .seized the captain's gun and returned to the aficrdcck. There the steward shot the pantryman. The steward WHS disarmed by other crewmcmbers after he fired three shots. DAYTONA BEACH, Fl»., June «. (UP)— Blonde Dorothy Lawlor's search for a huabund (and $10,000) ran Into complications today wlieu the man she chose said he w»s ill married, The 28-ytar-old h»tch«ck girl from Hempslead, N. Y., tie* here from New York City yesterday to meet Dan Wicker, a Daytona Beach tavern owner who answered her advertisement »ud bid »I3,COO tor her hand. "That's rlghl," Wicltrr said when asked If ht was still married. "But that's something I clou I want to talk about right now. it inakes me mad every time I think about it." He declined to elaborate or say where lib wife was. Mrs. l.awlor had no comment. However, she admitted that Wicker hadn't said anything about the ?13,000 he had promised her. Wicker met Mrs. r.awlor al (lie airport with a 20-car motorcade and drove her to his drinking spot "IJamiy's Musical Bar," on the edge of Daylona Heach. After that Wicker spc-nt most ol the night behind the bar mixing "Dorothy l.awlor Specials" and other drinks for the croivdn that jammed his club. "Filling | n lor a sick bartender " he explained briefly. He mnnngccl to get away briefly Kt 11:30 to take Mrs. I.«wlor lo dinner, »fUr she complained that Bhe va.i getting hunKry. But an hour and g half later they returned and Wicker went back behind the bar. They drove to th« Swank Seabreeze Club to m»ke a night of It after'Wicker's place closed. "We've Just met," Wicker/ said. "See us tomorrow and we'll give you a good statement." Tin blonde divorcee chose Wicker from about a dozen applicants for her hand, who answered her want- ad seeking » husband willing to make an immediate *10,000 settlement. She said »he picked him for his "wonderful sense of humor." Also, Wicker upped the ante to 113,000 5)je said. When she stepped off Ihe plane yesterday, she spotted Wicker from » photo he had sent and greeted him with a tremendous hug. He was wearing aji ice cream suit, while with Inch-and-half blue checks. "She's a beautiful child." was Wicker's first comment. "He's swell, better than I thought," Mrs. Lnwior said. They said they planned to get acmmlnted by driving around Florida In Wicker's new car and golnj Institute Reports Sharp Rise in Polio Cases NEW YORK, Jun* J. (UP) ^- A sharp rise in the numbe; »/ polio cases throughout the country in the last month was reported yesterday by the National Foundation for Infantile Paral/sLt. The Institute announced it was preparing for possible widespread outbreaku In densely populated areas this Sum- jner. Or. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director, said 514 cases of polio hail been reported in May. compared with 146 cases In May, 1947. The number of cases this year is 13 per cent above the same period last, year, lie said. JJecent cases. Van Riper added, already have exceeded the early rate of the 1946 epidemic. This year the most serious outbreaks have been in Texas, North Carolina, Iowa, South' Dakota, and California. More than Z.OOO.OOO girls have been Campfire filrls. deep-sea fishing In his cruiser! Meanwhile, Business at "Danny's Musical Bar" was almost too good "Dorothy Lawlor" cocktails—a mixture of brandy, rum, lime juice and cherries—were selling for tl.75 each. Customers got a dividend, though In tribute to Mrs. Lawlor, the drinks came wrapped 'in tl bills for napkins. 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