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EIGHT BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUB1ER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947 TOE BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* OODRIB NEWS OO. '' M..W HAINES, Publisher JAKES L. VERHOEFF, Editor '*AUL D. HUMAN, Adrei'tUlng Manager 8ol* Nation*) Advertising Representative: Wallic* Winner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Published every Afternoon Except Sunday BnUrea : «*-'«cond class matter «t the post- offio* »t Bly^ieville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- gresii'October », 1917. ' Served by the United Press ':...'.'•', SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Biytheville or any •uburtfin. town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85? per month. ; By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $4.00 per rear »2 00 for six months, »1.00 toi three mpnlni: by mall outside SO mile zone, »1»-00 per year payable In advane*. Meditation For the kingdom of God IB not in word, but In power.—I Corinthians 4:20, 'God loverns In the a*ff»Irs of men; an* K a tp«rtow cmnnot fall to the (round without Ills not(«, »«lth« can-, klmtrtom rise without III. aid.—Benjmm'ri Franklin. Master of the $10 Word Newspaper city rooms along the route of "the greatest show on earth" nre going to miss Beverly KeHey. After 17 years of press-agenting the Ringling Brothers and Bariium & Bailey Circus, Mr. Kelley has retired at. the reasonably>tender age of 42 to run his furniture store in Delaware, 0. The tall, scholarly publicist was heir and master of a prose style (hut is disappearing—which may he a good • thing according to the purists. His press releases seldom were published as i he wrote them, but they were fun to read. His descriptive adjectives began where Hollywood's most stupendous ones leave off. ' .We wish Mr. Kelley a happy retirement, and hope that his successor will carry on the tradition. Somehow the circus would hardly seem the circus if it weren't heralded by those polysyllabic, alliterative jaw-breakers.. opinion, according to th» I^enln-Stalin gospel, >is expressed only by' wrecker* and traitor*. So the Communist majority doesn't only steam-roller the opposition. It put» it out of business by "execution, imprisonment, and other forms of liquidation. ' If' Comrade Gosnat used this 8- year-old movie to justify his filibuster it must have been a case of his being damned if he ,did am! damned if he didn't. The whole idea was contradictory and out of character, and it has caused us to waste altogether too much time trying to figure it out. The ..only possible explanation that has come to us is that maybe Deputy Gosnat was citing "Air. Smith Goes to Washington" the way Huey Long used to read pot-likkcr recipes during' his filibusters. Maybe Comrade Gosn.it was just killing time. In that case the Thomas Committee won't have to bolh- x er • investigating "Mr. Smith," Mr. Capra and Mr. Stewart. , VIEWS OF OTHERS WLOMPON Theory and Practice l Just Talking At- first the Communists' strategy in the French strikes seemed as clear as it was distressing. Then along came this r three-paragraph dispatch ; from Paris about a Communist member of the ; Assembly named Georges Gosnal. • Wif wish' that whoever sent or edited it had either given us more or else killed the thing. As it is, we're baffled. The story said that Comrade Gos- nat had cited the American movie, "Mr. Smith- Goes to Washington," to 'justify his party's efforts—fortunately futile—to delay the vole on Premier Schuman's anti-strike law. • ''.The film, made several years ago, depicted a filibuster in the United Steles Senate," the dispatch helpfully recalled. We also remember that it was made by Frank Capra in 1939, •with James Stewart as the star, and that it was a good picture. * But what has this to do with Cqlu- rade Gosnat and the Communist filibuster in the French Assembly? What else did M. Gosnat say ? How did he justify the Reds' tactics by an appeal to "Mr. Smith"? Either the I'aris reporter or the cable editor has denied us the knowledge. Maybe the Communist deputy said to the Assembly's non-Communist .majority, "See, your blessed Americans do the same thing in their Congress that we are doing in' the Assembly. You seem to think every living the Americans do is right. If it's all right 'for them, it's all right for us." But if he said that he would he praising an American institution. And praise of anything American just isn't the Communist fashion. In fact, Moscow frowns severely these days when its minions ascribe virtue to anything that'isn't communist-inspired and Communist-approved. Perhaps M. Gosnat said something like this: "Here we have a motion picture typical of the decadent American mind. The; Yankees press and public are forever attacking the filibuster and trying to do away with it. Yet the filibuster is a truly democratic process. It protects the rights of the minority." In .that case he would be in bad on two counts. He-would still be praising an American political practice. He would also be criticizing, by inference, the Communists' tactics when they are in the majority. A .Communist-controlled government .does not; of course, respect the rights of minority opinion. There just isn't iny recognized minority opinion. Such Freedom for What? Do Amcrfcnris value freedom less today Ihsin Ihoy did a century aRo? According to President oodds of Princeton, the answer Is yes. Tile schools and colleges, ha claims, are falling to answer "certain modern doubts which dc|Kirt radically from the philosophy of the founders of the Republic" and from the American democratic fnith of yesterday. We wonder, certainly there Is cynicism and defeatism aplenty in Uie United Stales, as In the rcsl o[ the world. American optimism has not, quite the zing and bounce H once had. Out- sUmlhiK artists and intellectuals, who o! all people should have the greatest stake In freedom of thought, arc drawn by their doubts ot democracy over toward Marxism. Ordinary citizens betray their doubts by fearfully seeking to curtail less orthodox citizens' freedom of speech. Yet all' this may be more than the ferment attending the emergence of new concepts of freedom. Americans cnnrux, If mey woiild, turn the clock back to yesterday, however much they need to appreciate their hcrltngc from yesterday. The very welter o; discussion about freedom today shows—In the face of all doubts—a healthy urge to discover its utmost values. The Founders of the Republic for the most part were men of deep spiritual conviction as . well us political, acumen. But they shared their century's ovcroptimism aixnit thp progress ot what Saint Tall! .called Ihc "natural man," or what today is called economic and biological man. An Increasing materialism since then has led all ton many people to think of individual freedom In terms of the "natural man"—free-" rlom to make as much money as I can by any means I see fit, freedom to satisfy my undisciplined appetites however I choose. Seeing today the impossibility of tins 'sort ol unbridled personal Irccdom in the complex modern world, some people dcs'pairingly wonder whether totalitarian controls of some sort are not necessary to prevent chaos. If man were basically 'economic and biological, he might find no alternative .but to turn to the economic determinism of the Marxists or the biological race theories of the fascisms. This would be only a new chapter in the history of materialism; But, basically, man is spiritual. His awakening to the present failings of democratic society can lend beyond cynicism and defeatism to a new vision of Ills freedom to work for a constantly !>et!er democracy. Whr-n the demand ot the "natural man" for limitless freedom meets with frustration, the awakening individual asks, "Freedom for what?" Recognizing 'spiritual freedom as his birthright and heritage, he uses It —eagerly, confidently, intelligently—to serve his nctgrbor as well as himself. This sort o! freedom looks forward'as well as behind. — CHRISTIAN SCIKNCE MONITOR. Truman's Aides Occupying Hot Seats in Committee Hearings Sunday School Lesson RcvrtaUon 1:8-11; Scripture; 7:9-17. By William B. GiJroy, D. D. The Book of Revelation came out. of a period of crisis In the early days of Christianity.' when the faith of the disciples was being put to the most acute lest in the fires of terrible persecution. It was written to encourage Chrls- tions to be firm, and to give them a sense of God's presence and their ultimate deliverance and blessedness. if they endured to the end. The time, according to Biblical scholars, in the reign ol the Roman emporer Domitlan. about 10 A- D.. when the totalitarian and tyrannical power of the state, which we have seen «o ruthless In ils persecutions In our own time, was dominant.. In that rule By Frederick C. Olhman WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (UP) — Lei us consider today merry-go- rounds, beer, finger-bowls, dog biscuits and the fact that Congress Is taking a dim view of President Truman's scheme for a peace-time little OPA. All over Capitol Hill these dayi Mr_ 'lYuman's helpers arc scurry- Ing to assorted committee rooms. -_. They are sitting in hoi scats, trying M to explain to the satisfaction of the lawmakers the president's hopes of feeding Europe and also cutting th» cost of living at home- You can look flt their worried expressions and watch 'em polish their steamy eye-ylnsscs and sea they're not doing so well. Some of their Inquisitors are luke warm and some are down-right antagonistic. And for a fair sample of what's going on. drop \i\ with me on a judiciary subcommittee headed by Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky. Ben. cooiw & Co. hnd on their of power, gone insane, the worship | green carpel the underlings from of the Emperor was made a test of loyalty lo i the state. It was not enough that' the Christian citizen should be loyal to the empire. He was called on to show that loyalty by an act of Idoltry worse than that of bowing down to wood and stone—the sacrilege of setting up a man, and a very bad man at that, in the place of God In some respects It was the Department of Commerce who want to ration steel and hang on to their control ovpr tin, antimony (a metal which goes Into tooth- and cinchona bark. This latter paste tubes and storage batteries) when peeled off a tree in the East Indies and boiled down comes up quinine. If tin U so scarce. Ken, Cooper wondered. ho\v come they allowed sterner a test than many have had i it to be wasted in cans for coffee, o face in our own time. The : engine oil. dog food and beer? penalty of disobedience, in refus-1 They could stop that if they want- American Meat Eaters During 1948 Due to Get Equivalent of Just Four Hot Dogs for Each Day NKA By Frter Washington I pounds for lfM8 Is 10 pound. 1 ; less , hundred. Correspondent. J than 1 -he average person is consum- ''• ing in 1047. This means three oimc- WASHINGTON. Dec. 12. fNEAi | es of me -u-two hot dogs-less per j week next year. In summary, you'll get the erniivalent of only '26 hot I cogs per week next year, instead of —Charles Lucknian, ihe big Boston soap and rood-saving man, was not decently out, of town when the resident's Cabinet Food Commit,- ce calicd a press conference to an- unmce it was still in Uie e^nlcss i inentle.ss day lni.sitic.ss. Also to ntroduce Luckman's successor. He turned out to be s\ big, fair- mired boy of 31 named J ami's A. Still well. Irom Chicknshii, OkU. Beloi'e coming into the Stale De- TattmenI in 1942 he sold (uitomo- ; 3iles. But he apparently never made $300,000 a year at it. or he wouldn't have stayed" in Washing-1 ton these past five years, working on Lend-Least;. Occupied Areas and such stuff. He's now sjiedrU assistant to Undersecretary Loveti. H was Secretary of Agriculture Clinton AnderMni who .stole the spotlight at SULlwcll's first show. HE did it by admitting that, while there wjas no oflicial government slogan, to "Eat Lc-ss Meat," that is the -desired result. U'.s to go on ai least until fall, when the next grain harvest comes in and farmers can go back to feeding livestock, and poultry in the style to which they are accustomed. ' The experts have figured it out that there's going to ijo only 14G pounds, ol meat, per cn-juta., in. 1948. Don't ask how they kmnv this, but they say they do. This I4fi pounds a yeav amounts to no: quite three pounds per week, or about six ounces a day. If you c;m't visualize six ounces of meat, it's the equivalent ot four hot dugs. This Hti Prices Have Pa»ed Suggested Oiling* These are some of the factors be- lind Anderson's present request for ng such dishonest and blasphe- ed. couldn't they? H. B. McCoy, director of the Of- mou& worship was hardly more «• B. McCoy, director of the Of- severc than that that thousands In J «ce of Materials Distribution and this century have suffered, as the i a man nearly as big in size as his mass execution., gas chambers, I title, stuttered a little at that. and ovens of destruction bear wit-I He said he and his experts had- i n't realized tin was , to be so If the Book of Revelation, with i scarce. iUs symbolism and its strange and Take beer, the Senator con- colorful images, is !n many parts] Umied. A beer can is plated with hard to understand, and doubtful I tin. but mostly it is made ot of interpretation. It is because of steel. How much steel did the beer • - " can makers send to America's trash/j baskets this year? About 192,0001 tons, McCoy figured, That ought to make a good many the dangers that beset both its author and Its readers tn those days of persecution. It was written In a sort of secret code, though , its symbols and figures would be i freight curs tn itself. Sen. Cnoppr understood by those for whom It was written. Dogmatic interpreters, who ara sure that they have the right key and understand all its mysteries. will condemn me for suggesting that much in the Book Is difficult and of doubtful interpretation said- He wondered how the Commerce Department figured on saving Elecl, if Congress allowed th« president's ]>lan 'to become law. McCoy said by stopping the manu- congressional authority to put price I But the very lact that the inter- Still Mori; Meal Than I'rewnr Diet Americans have lived on a dam sight less than 146 pounds per av- eriige in years past. In 1938, the average consumption was 126 pounds a year. In 1943, it was 136 pounds. This year, 156 pounds. If income stays up and people eep on buying all the meat they want, the problem is how to keep them Irom rising in revolution when they, can't get it. Meal has become a kind of symbol. Not being able to get all of your four daily hot dogs is worse than not being able to enjoy all four of your freedoms. If meat is sca~rcer. Secretary Anderson says the price is hound to go higher. That may upset the vholc economic, hot dog stand. There may be plenty of everything else,, Plenty of mustard, rolls and relish. But as long as there is a shortage of meat and as long us people have to pay high prices for what they gel, they may be justified in asking'for higher wages. Because incut is one of the biggest items in the family food budget. Meat pi ices are now at record highs. One load of steers recently ceiling.s on meat. A year or so ago, -when -OPA was still around, the Department of Agriculture sugge&ted that ceilings on meat animals be set at $16.25 a hundred for hogs and $20.25 a hundred for beef. A yell went up that those figures were too high. But look at them now. And the worst is yet to come. Anderson won't say what the ceilings would be if he had power to slap them on today. His reason is that there are too many speculators now operating on the markets. -To the meat industry's contention that price controls and rationing would mean a return to black markets and still higher prices, Anderson replies that he hopes for greater powers to regulate black market-s than were available to OPA in wartime. It is a bit difficult to see how. price controls can be put on meat without also rationing meat. But there are no plans io reimpose rationing at thi> time. Anderson ii against it. , He says It's too hard to ration just one article in the economy. He also points to the fact there were prices controls on such items as soap anci clothing in wartime, and we got by without rationing. But if the meat packers and the pretations differ so much, Is the surest evidence of what I am sug- ;est!ng. But, if much so difficult to understand, much also Is sublime and moving in its beauty and power, and there is an unfailing sureness in the assertion of God's eternal power, the ultimate triumph of right, and the crown of glory (or all who endure to' the end. Prom these passages that thrill us with their majesty, and with their positive note of hope and triumph, we can get.iome ideas of what the Book meant to-those who could understand the meaning of every figure and symbol. The fact , i all non-essential things, the , Senator, what 'aclure of Well, said things? McCoy read from a lengthy list: merry-go-rounds, finger - bowls, shoe-scrapers, cocktail shakers, gambling devices. Hundreds of such items, he said- All right, said the Senator. And where would he use this steel? McCoy said he'd channel (his word) steel to the freight car, farm tractor and oil pipe makers. Sen. Cooper said how much extra metal did they need? McCoy said he wasn't certain. Why not? He hadn't made > survey. Why hadn't he? Because, said he. Congress cut his appropriation and lie didn't have his app enousin men to make the count. Sen. Cooper glared at him owlish- t Christianity did survive' all j ly through thick lenses and asked the powers that' sought to de- im had he talked to the freight, ar, tractor and pipe folks about heir needs? brought an all-time high o! S38.50 | livestock raisers and the coiiBum- a hundred pounds in Chicago. Individual steers have sold as high as $500—Hose to 50 cents a pound. | rationing Ho^s have gone as high as $27 s, ! later on. ing public don't co-operate on eating less meat, Anderson admits that may become necessary BARBS BT HAL COC11RAN A college professor contends that hard knocks are vjood tor R man. Unless, of course, he's do- in% the knocking, * l * * Thp average man doesn't know frmuj;lt about women's ololhrs, »ays * style e\prrl. Knowing thr price \* plenty! * * • A Rorbcslor mars handed mil match books with a ptcturp of his baby and a plea for nn apartment. Anyway, it's a striking ideal IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON Nt'A Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE LAS VEGAS, Nev. (NEA)- Sun- i and (lie Pied Pipers at the Plamin- baked notes from the desert's Hoi- | go. Eddie Canto]-, Olsen and Johnson and Harry James are coming j Overlooked attractions. ywood and Vine: Clara Bow, "If girl of tlie roar- ng 20"s and la.st year's Miss Hush, s .seriously ill at the Rose de Lima BUI Robinson, who will be 70 in Catholic "hospital at Hi-ndcrson, j Ma >"- vnf Ihe to ™t of tne town Nev., 13 miles from here- Clara and ! during a Uo-week engagement at her husband. Rex Bell, have been Uie Flamingo. A new routine in his iv.ng on a Ln.s Vega.s ranch' ever | act is how he'll be dancing 40 years linre they both retired from the i f™" 1 now--leaning on a cane but screen 15 years ago. The ex-rcd- nended star has been ailing for several years. as nimble as ever. They're building a midget auto racing bowl behind the Last Pron- Famcri Glitter Gulch has become tier. Yep, you'll be able to be on „ , nnrn Costs 2750 By William E- McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NF.A Service I led the queen of diamonds from dummy, and North played the six of hearts. Yes, a red card—and i never imagined that South would be mean enough to hold five diamonds against me. So-when South played a diamond, I assumed that everybody had followed, and that I had picked up all the trumps with three more leads. I next led a small heart and took the finesse North won with the king and returned » spade, so I trumped with my last diamond, spread the hand and claimed the balance. I thought I had made the contract. We were vulnerable, so we would have a plus score of i350 points. But the little girl sitting South insisted upon playing the hand out. 1 ran another heart, she trumped, am then she spread her hand, claiming | the. balance! Down I went, 1400 points, all because I thought tha' North's red card at trick two was a diamond. It was » difference of 275C points. Of course five diamonds coulc have been made by overtaking llv first diamond lead when Nortl showed out. and taking the hear finesse immediately. This would leave a diamond in dummy in cas North returned a spade. If he re turned a club or a heart. Soutl could win only a trump trick. An etiquette brtok giving a Uvi rirlvrr etiquette — It's srH- defe for mm warns, a ga nickel tip. Thai's nnl -Mcftp and moic jwoplr arr (raveling to suburban property on a salesman's Itnp. SO THEY SAY The Conmumist.s have dropped tlieir mask. I-Ue in Hungary is tnsupporlaW. You have Iwo cliolres—either escape the country or He flat in the mamirc t —Zoltan pfcUfcr, Hungarian ftiUL-Coinn.unl.st leader. "Christirm-s Canyon" until Dec, and all the halls (gambling) are filled with holly and tinsel. Sam a Clans even showed up for a pre- Christmas kitt parly—driving a 1904 automobile, and then went back to his regu'nr job. it was rumored, as a black jack dealer at one of the local casinos. Howard Hushes' latest discovery i — Faith Domerguc—is in town for 5<x weeks to divorce orchestra leader Ted Stauler. She then plans to wed Hugo Feipone.se. But. accord- iuc to the- dc.sorl praprvinc, she and Fergonrf e already are married— (hanks to a Mexican divorce—and Ihe NevntV.* drcrcc '.\iV, Yx? JUM- a leyal formality. A movie plot 15 bnn\r cooked up around the El Rnuoho Vegas hoi el since it.s ne.sign;Umu i>y the Amrr- it'31) Hotel Association n.s tlie na- t ; . OIL'S "ideal western hoi el," idea. Owner San lord Adler denies ho plans to sell the El Ranrho—-he's | planning a 100-room addition and a ; private air strip. : * • * The tourist business is liootn- hiR, uilh thrrp new mill Eon-dollar hotels unilrr ronMnicthtn. ,\ svnilirale hc-mlnl by -lark IVmp- sry will hrcAk ground for another e.irly in Jumiary. The nijf.it club.s arr RtUl celtiug the biet;e.st names in show DUM- Bini;o in Bed Hern's a paragraph'from "Caught. On the Run,' a local newspaper column: "Bella Joseph, Hollywood film production manager, has been a (puest of Ihe El Rancho for the past couyile of weeks. She was taken ! ill arm confined to her hotel room. Beiuc a pood bingo fan, she missed the daily bingo games played at the hotel. San ford Adlcr heard about, it and arranged to have her participate in the bingo games through novei setup. "A direct telephone Hue from the binpo parlor to her room *'a.s installed and she plnyed her bingo card from tlie numbers called to her over the phone. The story has a sad ending, though. She didn't bingo once during the three days she was confined to her room." Nornia Talmad'ge, ex-silent star, is one of the town's social leaders MY title for today's hand is "The saddest story ever told in bridge,'' and as long as I am telling ydu the facts, I will admit it happened to me. My partner was Jack Denny of Toledo and Philadelphia, who sat West. When he bid (our clubs, I was not sure whether or not he was playing the Fishbein .convention. Nevertheless, when North bid four 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Dick Ware Jr., 8, lent-elect Roosevelt r r Sends. If you don't and Presi- ai'R good believe it will show yon a letter from Mr. Roosevelt himself. The highly prized letter came today in answer to one written by Dick soon after election. To show Mr. Roosevelt his joy tu the outcome of the voting Dick drew a donkey which he inclosed in his letter. Mr. Roosevelt's letter read: "My Dear Dick: That was a mighty nice letter you wrote me- T intend to keep it In my Acrapbook and it will always remind me of my loyal little Blytheville friend. Yours very sincerely. Franklin D. Roosevelt" stroy It. is proof that, the Book did bring to the sorclv pen-ecuted Christians the strength and inspiration, through their Master, that'they so much nercleri*. U is a Book for our ti-n?, as '^J was for theirs, Comedian since her marriage to ! tor, Carvel James. . a local doc. . . . Plans to local magnesium plant into a film studio have been shelved. Uncle Sam is putting the plant I back in operation. Old Fire Horse PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (UP) — Jim Stufflebcan resigned from the Pauls Valley Fire Department after serving 20 yours. When an alarm .sounded two days Inter he was In AQ J 1098 3 »K 10S « None 4 Q 108 J None V AQ85 3 Q98 4> A J654 N W E s Dealer A None AKJ 10 7 AK S7 3 A AK76542 •654)1 Tournament—E-W vul. Soulh Wea* Nortk Fmt ,1* 4* 44 5* Double Redouble Pass Pass Opening—*K " HORIZONTAL 1.8 Pictured i motion picture comedian •12 Tropic.) (ruil 13 Willow .15 Rodent ,18 Last 18 African magic 19 Girl's name 21Try ... ._ 22SundisX 23 Tally 2S Fish sauce* 2« Spanish 4 Indian , cknarn . » while to Reveler 11 Pirate vesseli 12 , ron ,, Wash Ughny 17 Right (ab.) appears on the 40 Three-toed sloth spades, T took a desperate chance and bid five diamonds, which South loudly doubled. Denny of course was justified Ui redoubling- Why the opponent* did not take the redouble out. I do not know. But If they had, there; would have been no story. They : could have, made six spades without much trouble—but I was playing the hand at live diamonds. South opened the king of spades, which I trumped in dummy with 31 Ornaments 20 Cattle dealers 52 Most painful 22 Arabian 34 Musical Nights 1 hero studies - _. ,-., 24 Expunge 35 Commands courtesy title 25 Drcss covering 36 Female 27 Analyze 30 He ' also relative grammatically JSVirginii (ab.) »Road (afc.) 30 Level s S.I Greek theater $7 Worship 38 Saltpeter (comb, form) 9ft Click btetlei .-40 Mimics ;«Undrap«d 45 Anger ,46 Atternoon *»p « December 41 Vegetable! 42 Serf I 43 River in Hades 46 Pigpen 47 Boring tool 50 Each (ab.) 52 That man i,,>«. Kalherine Dunham and her i Him pitching. He said he Justltlic eight of diamonds, discardins <janc< troupe »r« »t ths El Rnneho, couldn't resist helping out. I» small club from tnj »wn hana. *« Attack 51 At any pl*M 54 Remain 8 J Neuter/ VERTICAL ILook 2 Portion } Preposition

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