The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 7, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 7, 1953
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TUESDAY, JULY 7, 1!)53 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS, PAGE THREB State's Libraries Are Not; They Are for Propaganda By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — If the State Department would finally take a stand, in un- mistakeable language, on what is (he purpose of the U. S. overseas libraries some of the confusion about book purging might end. This country has almost 200 libraries overseas, with perhaps 100.000 books on their shelves, run by the International Information Administration (IIA), which is part oj the State Department. Months ago Sen. McCarthy charged 30,000 of these books were .by Communists or pro-Commu- 'j.iists and demanded their removal. The State , Department began to do so. Altogether it issued at least 10 directives to Its overseas librarians on what books to remove and how to judge a book as Communist or pro-Communist. A number of books were moved from the shelves. A very few were burned. News of the burning unloosed a storm in this country. The American Library Association upheld the "freedom to read." President Ei- Midwest Gets Light Showers By The Associated Press Light showers fell in Midwest areas and along the East Coast from Virginia to Maine but generally fair and pleasant weather prevailed in most other parts of the country today. The Midwest shower area extended over parts of Minnesota. Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan. •I Hot weather continued in most of the southern half of the country. It also was hot in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and parts of California. Temperatures in other areas were around seasonal levels. senhowev contributed no clarity in the confusion. Unmentioned On June 14 at Dartmouth College, he said: "Don't join the book- burners." Some people interpreted this as a dig at McCarthy but if Eisenhower had any such thought in mind he certainly didn't mention the senator. Actually, the only book burners were the librarians, carrying out orders from the State Department. If Eisenhower didn't like what what they did he could have fired them or their superiors who gave the orders. Shortly afterwards, at a news conference, he said it would be silly for the government to spread books urging its overthrow; as for burning any such books, he said the State Department could suit itself. If the State Department, or HA, simply contents itself in its directives with new guidance on what books to remove it will be avoiding (he main issue and the main uqestion: Purpose Just what is ths purpose of these overseas libraries? Are they, basically, meant to be propaganda agencies of the U. S. government? or are they meant to be libraries in the highest sense of the word, which might be defined this way: A place where a man can find on the open shelves the whole range of mankind's thinking—th« hateful idea as well us the benevolent, the radical and revolutionary and conservative, the authoritarian and the democratic ,one idea ON TOP OF THE WORLD—Some members o£ the Kips Bay Boys' Club in New York aren't old enough to attend the organization's summer camp, but they refuse to miss the chance to sleep out in the open. The club has set up a camp site on the roof of its headquarters and (left to right) Jeffrey Young, Bichard Quinn, John Portelli, and Gary McNamara, have time of their lives testing out new sleeping bags. Reserve District No. 8 State No. 81-105 Report of Condition of The Farmers Bank and Trust Company of Blytheville, Arkansas at the close of business June 30, 1B53, a State banking institution organized and operating under the banking laws of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance with a call made by the State Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Bank of this District. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection 52,054,619.06 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 2,740,625.00 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 178,000.00 Corporate stocks (including $24,000.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank! 24,000.00 Loans and discounts i including $3,643.16 overdrafts) 3,392,478.69 Bank premises owned $52,500.00, furniture and fixtures .$1.00 52,501.00 Other assets 39,119.40 TOTAL ASSETS $8,481,343.15 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $5,888.000.35 Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations.. 1,069,614.64 Deposits of United Slaves Government (including postal savings i 48,308.84 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 325,133.76 Deposits of banks 90,177.95 Other deposits (certified and officers' checks, etc.) 51,145.45 TOTAL DEPOSITS 87,472,380.99 Other liabilities 23,134.78 TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obliga tions shown be-low) 37,495,515.77 CAPITA L A C C O UN T S Capital' Surplus Undivided profits 200,000.00 600,000.00 185,821.38 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 985.827.38 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $8,481,343.15 •This bank's capital consists of: Common stock with total par, value of 5200,000.00. M E M O R A X D A' Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for other purposes 215,000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction of reserves of 29,734.64 I, R. A. Porter, Vice-President of the above named bank, hereby ccrlify that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. R. A. PORTEE, Vice-President Correct—Attest: B. A. LYNCH J. L. CHERRY P. E. WARREN, Directors. Stifo of Arkansas, County of Mississippi, ss: Hv.-crn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of July, 1853. (Seal) .hianita Riggs, Notary Public. My Commission expires January 21, 1956. lined up against another—and exercise his right as a free man to examine, judge, accept or reject as he pleases. Removal of books because of their content or authorship from that kind of a library would be an act of intellectual tyranny or cowardice. But no one is seriously suggesting or pretending that the U. S. overseas libraries are meant to be libraries in that highest sense. Information Centers One section of the 1948 law creat- ting the information service and the libraries says that the purpose of the service is to: "Disseminate abroad Information about the United States, its people and policies promulgated by the Congress, the President, the secretary of state and other responsible officials of the government having to do with matters affecting foreign affairs." That puts them in the class of special >- purpose libraries. Pro- Communist books would not have a place in a library set up to spread policies laid down by Congress or the President. Eisenhower himself has emphasized the overseas libraries are special-purpose libraries. This, he said, restricts the selection of books to those which depict the American way of life and further U. S. interests abroad. But a library set up to depict the American way of life and furth- it pretty close to being a propaganda agency. If the State Department once admitted the overseas libraries were propaganda agencies, the book-burning issue would evaporate. No one contends, for instance, that the Voice of America, which is frankly a propaganda medium for the government, should broadcast the propaganda of Lenin, Stalin or Marx or slip in the Communist propaganda of the Daily Worker. Don't Push My Dog Around LONDON (ff) — Norman F. Lucas, seeking a divorce on grounds of cruelty, said the breaking point came when his wife started pushing his dog around. "She pulled its ears and growled i:i its face," Lucas testified. "When it growled back she hit it with a poker. " 'You can do what you like to me,* i told her, 'but you cannot be unkind to the dog.' And I made her leave the house the next morning." Lucas won a decree. I ON THE GLORY ROAD—75,000 STRONG—Above is a dramatic picture of the Cotton Bowl, ' in Dallas Tex packed with 75,000 people who came to hear Billy Graham, world-famous cvan- i gelist It was'called the largest single evangelistic audience in church history. The most dramatic i moment came when the 34-year-old preacher asked that all stadium lights be extinguished. Each i person struck a match, and the stadium was once again alight. Graham then asked the people to ; i pray that the flame of freedom will burn forever throughout the world. GOP Leader Balks at ike's WASHINGTON (Pi— Rep. Clevenger (R-Ohio) said today the Eisenhower administration is asking Republicans to vote for too many bills they opposed when the Democrats sponsored them. "We're working on too' much legislation that has been carried over from the Truman administration," he Raid. Cievenger listed as examples the foreig naid bill and the extension of authority for reciprocal trade agreements. He voted against both of these measures, which passed. He said he also would oppose such administration measures as appropriations for foreign aid, federal aid to education and amending the Taft-Hartley Act. "The people in Ohio don't want these things," he said. Cievenger said it was his opinion that a lot of the Eisenhower legislative program is promoted to please some of the Republicans in New York state. Japs Lose 710 Crewmen In Two Weeks TOKYO Wi — Disastrous floods, combined \vith nn aftermath oi dysentery, toirk a toll of 710 lives in Southern Japan during the past two weeks, Japanese police and health officials said today. The Hoods, which followed a record rain storm, drove 1,258,911 persons from their homes, injured 1,748, and washed out or buried 00.000 acres of farmland, the officials said. In addition, 44C persons are still missing; after lire raging flood that swept over N'nrthern Kyushn island and Southwest Honshu. Health officials said 42 persons in the flood area died of dysentery. The other deaths resulted directly from the flood. Duke Has A Diploma, Owner Says NEW YORK (/Pi — Duke sot a diploma from Canine University, says his owner, but he didn't learn a thing about obedienqa and pro- Stevenson To Venice ROME (ff>) — Adlai Stevenson flew to Venice toddy and planned to continue on to Vienna tomorrow. Hearing the end of his round- the-world tour, the Democratic party's 1952 candidate for the U. S. presidency told a news conference here yesterday that there ore "brighter prospects of peace than the free world has faced since the war." As a result of a postwar Ameri can foreign policy of "assistance and persistence," he declared, "it seems to me we are reaping a harvest from patience, firmness and sacrifice." ceding his master. The German shepherd dog's OTO- or, Joseph Eufemia,'i» suing th« Canine University of Putnam Valley, N. Y., for $381. Eufemia, a grocer, says he paid that amount for Duke's board *nd lodging and tuition over a *lx- month period. "Duke knows how to Jump a hurdle, but he knew how to do that before i .sent him to the University," Eufomia told the Court yesterday. John Schwartz, a trainer at th« school for dogs, testified that "the trouble i.s Duke's owner didn't do any homework after the dog graduated." Justice Harold J. Crawford r&- served decision. 111.; Seaman John P, Hlggin orator Roger C. Kaney, Forreston, Sommerville, Mass.. and Seaman Donald Kissel, Clitf Side Park, N.J. About two-thirds of the world's population live in under-developed areas where the life expectancy is about 30 years. S«tll. Forget H. Maytag docfi all the work. Sea it Adams Appliance Co. Inc. More Korean POW's Escape PUSAN, Korea W 3 )—Twenty-eight' 1 North Korean anti-Communist war prisoners escaped last night from 1 Camp No. 2 near pusan. Two were recaptured, the U. N. Command an-j nounced today. The command said the prisoners ! crawled through holes cut in t h e I fence of the compound and slid I cast guards in the dark, rainy night, i ] Giif rd.s spotted a few of the pris-• [ rnrrs, but were afraid to fire for j i tear of hitting U. S. personnel sleep- • in n . in a nearby hut, the command ' said. Western Music in Japan TOKYO Wl — Western music, less than 100 years old in Japan, currently Is plnyed by five symphony orchestras and 'morp than 500 jazz bands throughout the country. Four of the symphonies are in Tokyo and Osaka, the two Inrsest cities and the fifth is a 20-piecc wind and string aggregation at Takasaki, a small commercial center of about 100.000 which has no college or music academy. PUSAN. Korea (.-Tj—Navy small cr.ii't removed 47 crewmen from the uroundcd American freighter Conihusker Mariner today, leaving only the captain and -six men aboard the ultramodern cargo carrier. Rescue tugs were rushing to the scene. The blcr 14,000-ton freighter, completed LUC past year at a cost of i-even or eight million dollar:;, was slammi'd by heavy seas into U;.' Ruck as she was anchored off Pu.san harbor early today. Two tuns put lines aboard the high-speed freighter in the morning and were trying to hold her .from pounding, to pieces on the rocks. The .Navy said the ship wa.s in "dangerous condition.'' Despite huge groundswells that pounded the ship, the 47 crewmen were removed without accident. Remaining aboard were the skipper, CapL Nicholas Telesmimic. and an emergency watch of these six men: Chief Mate Helmuth E. Bauer, New Canaan, Conn.; Chief Engineer George Hanson, Island Heights, N. J.; Second Mate Herbert L. Babbitt, Taimton, Mass.; Radio Op- FOR RENT ASS and PROJECTORS New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection 2006 W. Main Phone 3647 Two Heads f ere Beffer than One ! / • i.PARTICUUIlLY IN SUCH «,» IMPORTANT PURCHASE AS A HEW CAB MAKE A DOUBLE-DATE WITH A "ROCKET 8"! 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Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW for it is as yet unborn. This leaves only one day . . . TODAY. Any man can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities . . . YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW that we break down. It is not (he experience of TODAY that drives men mad—it is remorse or bitterness for something w h i c h happened YESTERDAY and th« dread of what TOMORROW may bring. LET US, THEREFORE, LIVE BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME!! If you can follow the A.A. program for 24 hours, you can follow it for the rest of your life ... a life of sobriety. CLUB ROOMS OVER HARDY FURNITURE CO. 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