The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1947 · Page 8
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BLTTHEVTLLB '{ARKJ COURIER KBWf FRIDAY, DECEMBER B, 194T BLTTHEYILLC COURIER NEWS nwc ocx m. W. MADOV. rublklur JAMBS L. TBRHOEFT, Editor FACL D. HUMAN. Advwtirinc '•a* lUprwcoUUvM! KrtfT Afternoon, Except »und»y u Mcond euu« nutUr at th» POM- S' iCie* at BlytheTlU*, ArkuuM, luutar act rf Con' flerrcd br Uw Unlt«d BOMORIPTION RATES: 9* witter m tb» dty ot BJythevlll* or »ny 1 •uburtan town wber« t*rri«r wrvlc* to m»ln- i tatawd. Me per week, or «S« per month. , ^T»«U, within • r»diu» of 60 mil.., »4.0« p«r i nu *tM lot ail monthj, »1.00 lor three monthi; t h, iail ouUid* M mil* ton.,.110.00 per y»»r •' Meditation ' <Mi truUi «n« ten li not; «*t wUdom ««<1 tnd understanding.— Prererb. M.Z*. t*torS«l r.iwini «f ufeguardinf our democracy. L«t M remember that th« Russian government, with all it» problem*, must b« §c*r«d—ncared of our strength and of a cooling world opinion, and worried about the failure of it* big; push IB 'France and Italy to come off. That fear ii very likely »t the root of the ranting attack! on American policy. ' So let's not try to trad* Insult for insult, with the Russiann, l>t'» stop wriniriiig our hands one minute and blustering the next. H isn't necessary. We've got the world't best system of government and the world'g strongest nation. I^t's be vigilant to keep them that way. We've also got a "cold war" to fight. Let'e keep cool as we fight it. I to 4»"y a" |«l that which I. Iwmed •»* nperlene^ VIEWS OF OTHERS A Whack at Housing Costs Let's Relox '':' Thi American people teem to b« developing m rather bad case of th« ... Jltt«ri. Ai a »ampl« of what w« mean htrt if th« jrist of four »tori«« taken ' from, on« day'i newi — not an exceptional day for this kind of new*, either. Rep. Tom Jenkins of Ohio introduced a bill to ban immigration and •visitor*' permit* -to citizens of Russia and Russian-dominated uountries. It would aW knejp out officials of countries that won't let American official* in. Another Ohio legislator, Cliff Cle- Tinger, *aid that our occupation troops should b« withdrawn from exposed • positions in Europe. He said that soldier*, whom he met there last summer, told him they didn't expect to get out aJlve, and that a. high-ranking officer predicted open warfare by November. '., A former United States Chamber of Commerc* •conomist wrote that Russia has a secret gold hoard which »h« may us« to fight the Mm-ahaU Plan and which—if she doesn't spend H, apparently—might b« bigger than . th« cache at Fort Knox in another 20 7*»"- l America is In a state of undeclared •mergency, said Maj.-Gen. Manton Eddy, the Army's information chief. On the one hand, our people's minds ? are being poisoned against our own ; institutions and government, he deflated. Oa the other, there i« a threat of future armed conflict. Such jittery talk makes us wonder k we shouldn't all try to relax. Not relax our'vigilance, our intelligent efforts to strengthen our country, our attempt.. to meet our real problems realistically. But declare a moratorium on the present practice of seeing burglars under every bed. ;Aft«r all, w» re a big, strong country.; Maybe we're not as strong at we ought to be. But we still haven't had , a good share of our best farm land turned into a battlefield. We haven't had any industrial cities leveled by : bombs. We aren't plagued by a dangerously low living standard. We don't jhave a dictator so unsure of its "perfection" that it has to advertise it con- staiitly. In, short, we aren't Russia. ; This is'not discounting the man- gize; job '• cut out for the American people and their' government. There is a reahcrisis In Evirope which is up to us- to .solve. There ii a small but potentially 'dangerous Communist menace here at home. There is a grave problem of keeping the United Nations alive and working In spit* of Soviet obstruction. But hysteria won't help us do the job, and hysteria seems to be the state that our national thinking )s approach- Ing. That state is particularly apparent in our Congress. Its members squander their time chasing small red butterflies, to 'the neglect of bigger game. Our armed forces are below their , designated peacetime strength. Nothing has been done about universal military training, though the President •nd the Chief of Staff have urged it, •nd »H'polls show the public strongly • in "favor, of it. .Our. congressmen are , , too bus/.gunning for Red script-writers , on the Hollywood lots, or drafting bills i to repe! Hungarian immigrants from '; oar shores. •S /All this doesn't add up to a firm 1 f | attitude toward Russia. Firmness im- •f 'plies strength and self-control. We are advocate »ome rather di«- Kvtry honwles* American hu r«Mon to b« heartened b» » contract which ha* been mlifiied bf the Chicago AFI, Building »n<l Metal Trades Union and 17 manufacturers of prefabricated houses. It will mean a home for th« homeless Kxmer, md perhaps cheaper—»1200 cheaper, according to Uw manufacturers. Tilt new contract, under which me builders plan to produce 300,000 prefabs next year, covers the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the United Association of journeymen and Apprentices (plumbers and plp»-fitlers> aud the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joinery Their members will make and erect prefab*. The usual excessive number of crafts engaged In building houses Is reduced from something like » down to three, which are pledged to avoid Jurlsdlclional dispute*. This li not the first contribution by construction unionists to solution of the housing problem. 8t. I/Mils building trades unions have been •reeling prefabs for more than a year. In Evansville, Ind., for several years- now a CIO building union has been doing an ouUtMidtngly good Job In conventional house building—eliminating Juvisdictional disputes by putting all craftsmen In out union, permitting adequate apprentices, and allowing labor-saving devices. There would be still more reason for homeless Americans to take heart If similar contributions were forthcoming from the business side ot the home-building picture. But the business end of building construction Is still weighed down with repressive distribution methods. William Levitt, president of Levitt fc. Sons, Ino., of MantHUMt, L. I., biggest private house- builders In the East, told ,a House investigating committee In New York that home buyers could save one-third the cost of a J1500 house by elimination of the profits of middlemen. He was talking about dealers, distributors and wholesalers. Although they do not even see the products they sell, he said, they grab profits as high u 53 per cent. . * Since materials ar« estimated to represent .half the cost of a new house In St. Louis, there Is also an opportunity for economy by eliminating the abuses In the distribution of materials. If labor abuses were eliminated also, the buyer would sav«, according to estimates In the industry Itself, a total of $3700 In a house costing under $10,000. Since It can be done, and since it needs to be done, what possible ex- cus« o»n there be for not doing It? —ST. LOUIS PO6T-DR5PATOH. BARBS Bl HAI. COCHRAN The Long Ann of Economic Law undoy School Lesson Beriplure: 111 J*hn By . William T.. Cillroy, n. n. THE Third Epistle of John const* of a single chapter of only verses. It differs from most books f the New Testament In the fact lat It IB addressed not to a church r to a group, but to an individual. However, If It U brief, It deals ith a large theme; and if It is 27 Latin -American Countries Playing Feel-Out Game at Conference in Session in Washington By l'el*r Kri.son 1 conferences, later In 1948. iflnd may emerge as a creditor na NKA Washington Correspon.lcnt | There Ims been some gossip that i lion. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5. (NEA) ! tl!C current closed meetings arc i.aiin-Ameriean Countries - A grcul diplomatic game of I f °r "™ purpose of drawing up a , Built Up Credits _ „. ,.„,„ .,^.,^^. cul . "Feeling Each Other Out" Is now ['M:>rsl) a t Finn for Latin-America | Bchl|ld „„ thls jockcyil , g there I redness. It Is the truth In which •n progress among representatives but that L, re .ably reported to be, SQme rea , prob ,£ ms A11 Latin- Uhey "walk"—the truth of practical jf Ihe 21 American republics, meet- a little preinnturc. American countries want to buy Christian living and "faithful peculators in Grain Are Called uckers by Canadian Major , ddressed to an Individual, it* theme nd Its appeal relate to every indi- Idual who would follow the Chrlst- an way and manifest the graces f the Christian life. For the rela- onshlp of which all who profes* to ollow Christ, and It is the hope of fitab.lsh.nff that relationship among H men lhat constitutes the highest deal of human attainment. The dominant theme of the epis- le, * personal letter addressed to Gain*, Is fellowship, or the Iov« of me Christian fur another. Several 'Galus" arc found In the New Testament and In the records of he early Christian Church. There s no clear indication concerning he Gaius to whom John wrote, who he was. or where he lived. Efforts to Identify him are only speculation. Perhaps that is just as well, for gives to what was originally a personal letter, to one Individual, a sort of ! m person a J, or more- .hail-Individual interest. It might ie thought of a.s n letter from John to any sincere Christian friend, and even to you or me, if we qualify In that respect. What was It that was so distinctive In the relationship that led By Frederick C. Oihman (United PrrM S(aff CorrMpondrnt) WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UP) — :f you read this dispatch, kindly keep it secret from the speculators n the Chicago wheat pit. They're suckers and we've got to hold 'em gnorant until we get |he rest of ;helr money. "Do yon mean to say," demanded the Incredulous Sen. Joseph C,^ O'Mahoney of Wyo., "that the morW speculators there are who lose their money, the better it is for the country?" MaJ. H. O. L. Strange wont shhhhJ "Exactly, sir," he replied In a hoarse whisper. "But I hope lhat as a result of this meeting the speculators, don't find this out." The major is a precise little grain expert from Winnipeg, who was Invited by the Joint Congressional Economic Committee to tell how the Canadian government controls of the grain market are working out. The lawmaker.* thought maybe they'd get some new Idea*. They did. President Truman brought thla up. you may remember, when he said what we need Is a law (o keep he speculators from using the Chicago Grain Market as a slot machine. He charged their gambling 'n bread is boosting the cost of "living. The Canadian government booL- ed out the speculators a while back and turned the grain business Into a federal monopoly. So Chairman Kobert A. Taft of the congressional planners asked the major to drop down and explain how the system wns functioning. John to address loved?" What 'Is Gains it that as "Be- makes Christian fellowship different from, or beyond, any ordinary close attachment of one Individual to another? We must surely realize that deep attachments do exist that have about them nothing that expression "thick as thieves" is an evidence that there can be deep attachments on a very low plane, and in very evil designs. "Lousy as usual," replied Mnj. Strange In words a good deal 'more dignified. For 5.000 years, he said. generals and kings have been trying to regulate the grain business and every time they do, they make a mess of it- The Canadian mess, he added, is a little sloppier than most. The farmers are losing million^ 1 everybody's sore, the politicians arP mixing in, and no telling what'll happen next. This, he said is because the poor, silly speculators were banished. Each of these babies figures he's beloved, whom John loves "in truth." Nor Is this truth, In which they are bound, mere intellectual cor- ing here In Washington at the Pan- American Union. The Latin-American countries are anxious about Hie Mar.srrall Plan, and apprehensive lest the United States become so involved In sav- None of the Latin diplomats or "'"V £"" ™"" technical experts has come right out '"" h '.'"*., I™" and said want. what his country does The only real idea anyone seems to have hart so far Ls Columbia's Ing Europe mid possibly China that, proposal, before the UN, for a $5 may neglect her good neighbors 1 billion International Bank for Lat- "' iy >uring the south. I m- the war they all built up good dollar credits, but they couldn't buy then, because all U. S. production was going to war. When the war was over, they began buying and ordering—too fast m-Amcrlcn. set up under the World It's too early to tell what may, B "» k to finance development in the' Western Hemisphere. But this us all very vague. come out of these meetings. Opening mid-November, they will run for another month. 'Iliey are j The southern republics, for their preliminary to the ninth Pan-lpnrt r would like _to have an Idea American conference at Bogota, j 6f how far the U. S. Is willing to Colombia, scheduled for early 1948. [ go. Ami U. 3- representatives are At Bogota, it is hoped that an j apparently listening' for hints of organic pact for Latin-America 1 will 1 how big & touch the others have be approved. This will DP a Western Hemisphere charter. The Bogota pact will assign definite duties to the Union, the Council of Foreign Ministers and the Pan-American Conferences. Special agencies will be set up to handle financial, economic, social, j juridical and in Hilary .security re- I Intlons between tne American re- ! publics, and with correspond.UK a- gencles of the United Nations. AH Special Agencies Will Confer After the Bogota pact is approved, conferences of nil these special agencies will be called to carry out the work a.slgned them, 'Hie pre- In mind. The world Bank now has on file applications for- a $208 million loan for Mexico and n 540 million loan for Chile. Export-Import Bank re- Icently granted Mexico $50 million. j These are straws in the wind. From a perfectly hard-boiled point of view, the trouble with all this chatter Is that It sounds a good bit like old proposals to set up another lending Institution with tills country furnishing the money find others furnishing the management — one depositor and 20 with- drawers. of them have pu on buying to save dollars. It is to he interest of the U. S- that they lo this—first, to reduce inflationary demands, and, second, to keep financially healthy, themselves. There is now said to-be .-a, new 'eeling of responsibility in all the LEI tin-American governments. They want to develop their own in- d i is t lies. They want to prod uce more materials to sell to the U. 8. and more food to sell to Europe. Private capital Investment of the right kind would be welcomed, if the bad loan practices of the 1920's could be left out. Ruthless exploitation of natural resources by foreign capital isn't wanted, either- The Latin countries want to own and operate their own utilities. But" the big thing the Latins seem to w ant is som e for m of regularized financial backing, govern- ment-to-govcrnment. What, the U. S. government negotiators have to figure out is what they can get out THE Epistle makes U all-'clear m;smarter than the next fellow, in- ILs very salutation. Galus is the vesUs nls mone - v m wheat futures, and eventually loses it, he said. "And I suggest you gentlemen ceep this a secret from them," Maj. Strange caut toned the legislators. 'It is very nice to have them spend their money that way." Sen. Ralph E. Flanders of VI, observed that previous evidence Indicated most of the gamblers in the LaSalle Street grain pit on a single day last September were housewives, •H-M-M-M-M-M-M," replied Mnj. Strange, who is director of the Research Department of the Searle Grain Co., Ltd., one of the biggest firms of its kind iti the world. These ladies have husbands, he said he presumed, and if they want to fritter their money away on wheat which goes up when they expect it to go down,'that's fine. i ' J "They should be encouraged,"- he said. "Not abused." The Republicans led the' major-J on. The Democrats argued with him.™ It he's right about speculators, then President Truman's wrong and, of course, vice-versa. Sen. O'Mahoney, the chief heckler, said Maj. strange to him. The major extra Strange to him. The major invited the senator to Canada to see for himself the porridge the government has niEide of the grain business. He urged then, almost with tears in his voice, that the United States pamper its grain speculators and steer clear of government regula- work." "Fellow workers for the truth" —these are the words John uses, and they define the essential na^ lure of Christian fellowship. What a need there is today for fellows working for the truth, and for fellowship in their working together! The world of today needs that more than anything else; but, after all, it isn't a worse world than tliat In which the Gospel began, and tliere is still hope for humanity. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Colonel Lindberg's announcement of detailes plans for regular, com- ,merc!al • trans-oceanic air-service brings one bright dream of trie past decade closer to realization than anything thai has happened in aviation. Ever since the end of th» War, when people were Just beginning to Tliat situation may be a little] of such an arrangement in raw * - ' by ihU two- w ay jo ' sent meetings of the "Pnn-Ain. EC- i' different now. The Argentine gov- ' materials vitally needed and Soc. Council," as It hns been I eminent seems to be lousy with * country, to make it nicknamed, look nhend to these money and feeling chesty about It « trade. The average wife is not as--lntercsted In what hubby stands for as what he helps with. * » » The bent pictures M health are nol trie hnnrt- paint*d variety. • • * The greatest Job In RiUerUhiinK 1* carrying the dishes buck to where you borrowed them. * » » It's might? hard to drill U Into notne fnlks that there U a time in »top borlnv. The latest ChristmRsI child wonder—How long until SO THEY SAY It w* could define democracy word, U would b* "co- operation ."D. Eisenhower, Army ehlet ot »t*Tf. ». single . Dwlght IN HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, D«. 6. (NEA)— \ Something is wrong—and I'm looking for the nnswcr. Predric March will go to Englnud next spring, and piny the lend in a picture ba-sed on the lilc of Christopher Columbus. The picture will be made by J. Arthur Rank in England. Christopher Columbus discovered America. Hollywood, believe It or not, is in America. Yet, Hollywood sits by and lets one of the most dramatic stories ol history slip through its fingers. England will moke Hie story of CoUnnbits, while Hollywood fights over who will be the first lo make the a Lory of Al Capone. It should never have happened. Hollywood (.•; asleep at the switch. Ths story of Columbus should have come out of Ilollvvvood—not J. Arthur Rank'* MitdLos in England. Columbus Forever Only tlmi and tolerance and the return or th« world to •conomlc health o»n restore or reconcile thi fundamental difference between th« Soviet and ourselves. — James F, Byrnes, former secretary of stat«. • * * It has never yet been worked out how far a donkey will walk after » carrot permanently held br.yrmrt It* reach, but there must be * limit to that lor m of stimulation.— Sir SUUloid British chancellor of the exchequer. Hie life of nations must be preserved ns well as the life of Individuals. — sen. Tom Oonnally tD> ol Texas. » * * The greatest hope for M successful United Nation* li A prepared United SUt«.— Maj.-Gen, Robert *. Belghller, U. ft. Army. Holl y wood m ake.s "Fo :eve r Am - ber," nn English story with all the importance of a plate of fish and chips. Yet we let England do the most Important story in our history. It doesn't add up. On more (ban one occasion II has been apparent tbal the motion picture mogul!? of Hollywood • re far more Interested in making pictures about psychopathic men unit neurotic women, bod-flftting society cheats and gaut;lnnrt killers, than In making Rood pictures. H suddenly dawns 0:1 me tha there has been no picture on In. life of the father of his country. George Washington. Tin? could be one of the most dramatic stories ever filmed. In tlie envly days of motion pictures, the screen brains had other Ideas. They made historic epics. and mast of them paid off in good hard cash. Tin's country's history is loaded with stories lar more gripping than any modern fiction can offer. Yet those stories go by the board while we make pictures like ".Forever Amber." There have been exceptions In Hollywood. Some men hav« spent \aiiy months and thousands uf ollars on each of a number nf ood historic pictures. But there nould be more. Public Agrees Hundreds of the letters I have cceived In the past month, pro- esting the Capone story, have had he constructive suggestion that I > oil here. These people who make tip the novie audiences across the country risk me why Hollywood does not nake more pictures around the ives of our great men. One said: Thr closest Ihry ever came to making » picture about George Washington was when Jack Benny starred m 'George Washington Slfpt Here*/ 1 letters have suggested the names of great statesmen, musicians, scientists, doctor*, authors and publishers. The framing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights would be more dramatic than anything we've seen on the screen in the past five years. There's no use in crying foi story material. History Is full of it Hollywood doesn't have to buy junk. The audience is waiting for a change of diet. The Hollywood chefs had better cook up a better stew. """"MckENNEY"" ON BRIDGE >!y:™£:o:x<;c*"»>>>>"<>>>>«< Double Grand COUP \Jtlitfi fnr niaae /or lead a club to dummy's king, then lead the jack of spades. If West trumps, declarer overtrumps, goes over to the king of diamonds in dummy, and finesses West out of the queen of diamonds. Tiien dummy can be entered with a club. If West does not trump the jack of spades, declarer must throw all three of his remaining clubs on the spades. A club is led and trumped by declarer, a small trump led to tions. "Because," he said, "I am afraid that if you follow in our foot-steps all our turmoil—and I warn you it's mixed in politics now—wiil descend upon you." realize the potentialities of avintion. The world has dreamed of ocean air liners. Now it, is evident lhat something constructive is about to b« dummy's king of diamonds, and the done. This new venture could have nine of diamonds is played. Declarer must be sure to keep the CiRht-spot so he can play it under the nine. Now all he has to do ">s lead a club from dummy, West will trump, and North By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Wriltrn for NBA Service Here is a hand that will be talked about for several weeks. There were many weird contracts, bill the greatest freak wns at Peter Leventritt's table when he passed his partner's one spade bid and ended up later bidding five spades. The interesting thing nbout (he five spade bid was that It could be j be forced to can overtrump queen. Tiiis ' i.s an grand coup. the fact that Lindberg is it's tech- hundreds and pick up the intere-stihg double It Takes a Pistol To Hit 'Jackpot FRESNO, Cal. (UP)—A man with a pistol walked into White House Cafe aud told the owner he wanted his money. He said he wanted It a bill at a time. P. A. Fries, the proprietor, looked at the leveled weapon and started dishing it out just that way—a bill at a time. When he reached $64, the man said. -Stop I'll take that." ! A puzzled owner and scvernl customers watched him walk calmly —if swiftly—from the cafe with his jackpot. • A J 10S74 + 9832 VKQJ8 7 4 J 10 N W E S Dcoltr V AI096 432 4 None + Q j 10 * s a «K 92 *AK74 Tournament — Neither SoMfe W«4 N«r«fc Pas» P»s« 3+ 3V 1* < 4t 5 W Pas* Double Paw S* Baat 4V Pan Read Courier Neivi Want Ads. made unless West opened • diamond. Also, five hearts Ea»t and West via ice cold. i But the real thrill of the hand came with the contract ot five dia monds which some North-South pairs (jot into, and which Wes doubled. Look the hand over see If you can figure how to m five diamonds, assuming lhat Eas cashes the ace aud king of spades then shifts lo the ace of hearts. The ace of hearts must be trump ed and the queen of spndes le Wfsl- of course should not trump, but should discard the ten of clubs. North must trump this trick »nd Zoologist 21 Stales ' 22 Account* 25 Bury 27 He hai appeared on the HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured zoologist 14 Harvester 15 Int«rstice« 18 Direction 17 Insect* ISMufTlei 20 Man'i nam« 11 Seem 23 Legendary bird 24 Trinity term (ab.) 25Ex!sti 26 Comparative suffix 28 Abraham's home 29 Sacred songs 30 Chart II Festivity 33 Consumed 34 Poem 35 Antic 37 Ceremonies 40 Lutecium f»b.) 41 Right (»b.) 42 Toward 43 Near 44 Belongs to It 46 Swagger* 51 Employ 52 Conversation 54 List 55 Poker stake M Paid respect SSSang 60 Hermit C Tints VERTICAL 1 Garland 2 Fermented 3 African city 4 Like); 5 Compass point 6 Snare 7 Detest 8 Constellation 9 Exist 10 Marsh 11 Wing-shaped 32 Soak flax 12 Spicy stew !3 Discern heart" is made up of many small flowers, each of which produces o 35 Stereotyped phrase 18 Notary public 36 He is also an (ab.) 38 Church festival 39 Horses 45 Mentally sound 47 Waste allowance 48 Was borne 49 Note of Guide's scale j 50 Soaps tone 5) Preposition 53 Boy's nickname 55 Every one 57 Rhode Island) (ab.) 59 Butterfly I

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