The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1947 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 13, 1947
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BLTTHEYILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWl .THE BLTfTHEVILLB COURIER NBWI t» OOOKZBt NBWB OCX ». « HJUMM, Pubikbet JAKES U VKSHOEFP, Editor . r*0t O HUMAW. AdYtrUtim Bol* NiUouT Advwtldni Representative*: WallM* WUmer Co, Hum York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second clan nutter at the post- offjc* tt BlythevUle, Arkansas, under «ct ot Con- frets. October ». IB 17. . Served by the United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city ol BlythevUle or «ny •uburbas town where carrier service It maintained, JOc p«r week, or *5c per month. By mall, within * radius ot 60 miles, 14.00 per year. 12.00 for six months, 11.00 (or three montiii; by mall outside 60 mile lone. 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be y« warmed and filled; notwithstanding y« give them not those things which are needful to the body; what r doth It profit.— James When thy brother his ]osl all that he eve r had, and llm languishing, and even gasping under the utmost extremities ol poverty and distress, *wi Ihou think to lick htm whole again only with thy 'tongue?— South. How's That Again? The Census Bureau reports that both employment and unemployment declined during the month of November. You may now resume your attempts to understand the Einr.tein theory. Sane and Sensible There was a hopeful amount of good sense in Attorney General Tom Clark's letter to the Loyalty Review Board, and in the list of "totalitarian, Fascist, Communist or subversive" organizations that it contained. The job of making sure of government em- ployes' loyalty is ticklish, as well as ' important. It could be neglected through . * lazy assumption that there is noth- ' ing to worry about, or it could turn ^ Into a bigoted, vindictive purge. Both dangers can be avoided if government agencies follow the advice of Mr. Clark and Beth Richardson, the review board's chairman. They made it ; clear that membership ip any group on the Justice Department's list is not proof of disloyalty. It is simply u piece of evidence, and not in itself a reason for dismissal. As Mr. Clark said, " 'Guilt by association' has never been one of the principles of our American jurisprudence." The list contains some 80 organisa- tions and schools. It was based largely on reports .of the FBI, whose agents probably know better than any other investigators the really dangerous outfits among suspected groups. Mr, Clark noted that the list was incomplete, and gave a plausible excuse for many omissions. There wus not enough available data. • It is not surprising that Mr. Clark's list didn't make a hit with Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of the House Un- American Activities Committee. He called it "woefully incomplete" and "utterly farcical." There are probably two reasons for Mr. Thomas' disappointment. Mr. Clark neglected to call in the Thomas Committee to point out the Reds to him. Also, through an evident disinclination to go off the deep enri, he kept his list down to 80 (including rightist groups), while the Thomas Committee last year put out a catalog of 363 left-wing groups alone. Mr. Thomas likewise implied that .;• Mr. Clark had failed to enforce laws requiring foreign government agents to register. He said he would ask his committee to call on the attorney general to "tell us why these acts have not been enforced, or if they cannot b« enforced, how they can be strengthened." If Mr. Thomas would give his question a little thought he might figure out why enforcement of those laws is a tough assignment. First of all, members of the American Communist Parly are not legally Soviet agents, even though it is certain that they take their orders from Moscow. Since some undoubted Soviet agents ^ , are operating here through a legal po- t litical party, it is understandably hard ," to get them to sign a statement of • their true activities. It is e\en harder to pin a foreign-agent charge on an «2^ w °* .* "front" organization who » Communist, however loudly he fc* hawking Communist propa- land*. Non« of th* movei to outlaw th« Communist Party haa ever gotten very far. For there ii alwaya Die assuranc* that, one* outlawed, the party would .dissolve into "front" groups and become more slippery than ever. Thud Mr. Thomas, in linking the agent-registration laws with the loyalty reviews, is wandering afield. If being an avowed Communist is not legally disloyal, then membership—perhaps Innocent—in a "front" organization cannot in itself constitute disloyalty. It is, as tlie attorney general says, just a piece of evidence. Government employes may well be thankful that their loyalty tests will be conducted according to rules laid down by the Justice Department, and not the Thomas Committee. VIEWS OF OTHERS Business Everybody's Concern In little more than a generation IhU country has changed from being mainly rural to being mainly urban. Probably never before In history has such a shift occurred In so short a time. And it has enormous meaning. One big effect is that our prosperity now depends more heavily on business than on farm- Ing. Business set* the pace of farm prosperity; for It* employes and Its factories are the chief market for farm products. Business thus concerns every American.' W» need to know the facU'about It. And some surveys have shown hat many people have mistaken Ideas on the subject, especially about th» »iz* of business profits. A handful of figures on how business Income |ji divided was recently tossed out by Harvey S. Firestone Jr., president of a largo tire company, In a talk at Drake University. We know of no reason to doubt their accuracy. They agree pretty closely with report* from other informed tourcej. Out of every dollar of aalta by the average manufacturer, Mr. Firestone said, 47 cent* (oe« for materials and supplies, of which 35 to « cents are paid to the workers producing them; nine cents goes for taxes; six cent* for depreciation, repairs and Interest; two cents fo r advertising; and one cent for research. That leaves the manufacturer M cents; or this Ills workers get 39 cents, and the six cents left U profit. Three cents of this Is set aside lor expansion, and three cents Is paid, as .dividends, to 14 million stockholders. Similar conditions exist In trade, wholesale «nd retail, and a multitude of service establishments. Here we have thousands of enterprises, owned by one or two Individuals. What it all comes to is that American business has been socialized to an amazing extent, without our adopting the socialist system. In other words, it has become a kind ot common property, widely owned by stockholders and small proprietors, and dividing Its Income among millions of the world's best-paid workers, —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS By HAL COCHRAN ' ............. •• Pew people tare to see a movie twice, says a theater owner. And sometimes not even onct —we find out too late now SI would b« Interesting to know how many Christmas presents will be used u wedding presents come June. • • • A typical fall-time cold will catch-choo If .von don't watch out. • • * Autot, like people, dnn't get anywhere during the cold iby* ju«t nUHIng around. • • • An olllcc seems to be the handles place for people to look lor sleep they lost the night before. SO THEY SAY SAY SO Few tvomcit would want to be President. It would age them too quickly.—Mrs. Ida Burton, mayor of Jeffersontown, Ky. " • • The price of peace will continue to be preparedness until the United Nations proves Itself M (he protector of peace.—Secretary of the Navy Sullivan. » • « Americans are not working M hard or u well as they med to.—Carroll Reece, chairman Republican National Committee. » • • Whether we like it or not, we find ourselves, our nation, in „ R . orld p^,^,, o , VMt rcspon . nlbllity. We can act for our own good by acting 'or the world's good.-&. C relary of State Marshal). • • • Without Mr'. Pctnilo and his battle the nation would become platter-happy.-Daniel D . Carmell, attorney for Petrlllo. » • • One of th« hope, ror )x!ace ,„ the , ulllre ^ thU w, can divoroe po|mca , M om.c w-operatlon.-Elcanor Roosevelt. Hanging by a Hair •SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 294T British Looking to Americas for Ten Billions Aid, More Than Half of It to Come From U.S. WASHINGTON. Dec. 13 (NBA)- of Imports from North and South The secret of how much Marshal! America, Britain's share was given Plan aid Is scheduled for Great as S2.63 billion-roughly 28.5 per Britain will be let out ot the bag cent. p The French share was given as $1.76 billion, or 19 per cent. Western Germany's share was $1.15 per cent. Italy's share was $930 millions, or 10 per cent. These four countries ivould thus account for 70 per cent of nil the aid furnished. The British share is over a third of this. Why the British have been so reluctant to give out, estimates on their requirements for second, third and fourth years has puszled many Washington observers. Fear of stirring up tint!-British sentiment may be one reason. One reason given for not releasing 1949-1051 estimates Is a desire to preseut-the Marshall Plan as a European recovery job, covering the whole continent. It was hoped to avoid the impression that the plan I was for scattered and unco-ordina- bag soon. It will show that the British will want nearly 510 billion over the next four years. Requirements from the U. S. will be in the nature of $5.8 billion. From Canada and the rest of North and South America $4.2 billion. The U. S. will probably be asked to furnish dollars for a large part of this latter amount. Senate and congressional leaders. who opposed the original $3.75 billion loan to Britain, are laying for the exact figures on new British requirements. They have charged openly that" much of the first loan was wasted and allowed to go down the drain. It cuts are made In the Marshall : for economy's, sake, or for political reasons, the critics of European nirl believe that reductions can be made In the British lion's share. Exact amounts for British vary from 30 to 40 per cent. But taking the lower, 1948 figure of 28.5 per cent of the total as the basis for British requirements from North and South America, the figures break down like this: From United Stales (billion) 1948 »l,7i .. 1.50 .. 1.38 .. 1.23 1950 1951 Tola! From American Continent (billion) $2.63 2.60 2.44 2.33 TOTALS. .$5.80 $10.00 Because of price changes up or down, good or bad -weather, congressional cuts and world upheavels, final figures may vary considerably. They may be as high -at $15 billion or as low at $6 billion. Part of the total will be on a loan basis, part an outright grant. But it should be ngted that repayment of the original $3.75 billion loan Is gram, go to Congress. They will give country-by-coimtry estimates for the 16 co-operating European nations and Western Germany. British Grt Moul of rlrsl-Vear Aid IN the Initial Paris report of the 18 nations, country-by-country breakdowif was given for only the first year of operations under the Marshall Plan, ot total estimated requirements for $9.2 billion worth so far ahead. The Europeans did present totals for those years, however. Unless those totals were simply pulled out of the air, they must have been based on estimates of what each country would need. Estimates Place British Share At 3C-10 Per Cent can't, interest is waived. Terms on repayment of loans under the Marshall Plan have yet to ba written and approved by Congress. In the best possible light, future advances to Britain have to he considered as investments to keep the British going so they can eventually TTNrwpTr'TAT *• i ... ~"vi."i suing ,w Lney can eventually UNOFFICIAL estimates of the pay off their debt* by the vear British share for all four y«»rs 12000 A. D. ••••*••••••••• IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE , NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (NEA)-|band and two kids and concentrat The si sun Hayward-Jcss Barker on film work. Republic Is s arlni r*s*nns*(lla + li-m I...,'* t.1,1..^. i *-... ,. . ... _ !»•**•»» 10 oinini] ion isn't taking, and Susan soon will head lor Las Vegas to establish residence. . . . Yvonne de Carlo and Hurd Hatficld are having secret (up until now) dales. . . The Lana Turner-Tyrone Power romance Is definitely otf. Prediction nmcle in this column three months ago: "Lana Turner's heart will be elsewhere by the time Ty Power returns from his overseas trip." New joke in Hollywood,where the her in "I, Jane Doe." Overheard: A Hollywood nightclub check-room girl calling out, as Maureen o'Hara sailed up, "The foxts of O'Hara pleaw." Ull Purs Off NEXT time the producers howl about lack of talent, or that they must stick to the star system, they can drool over "Body and Soul," the nation's current pacer at the economy axe ami 'the Red purge i box -° ffic e with only one established arc taking their loll: m S name, John G.irflcld. It's the old First llfllljnnnilsrimn: "l)n you knnvi Ihc- lieisht of nplimlsm in Hollywood?" Second Hollyivood^man: A film iliulln employe arriving for work carrying a lunch pail." I>enlns l).i!in/r JOHN ROOSEVELT says he's met RKO starlet Betty Alexander, but denies he's ever (a!;rn her night clubbing. . . . Prediction: Robert Stack will marry socialite Irene Wrightmnn when her divorce from Freddie McAvoy is final. . . . For almost a year James Mason has been unable to face » [dm camera because of David Rose's suit charging breach of contract. He'll be free following trial of the suit, set for New York. Feb. S. of slshlsi: Btnpr Oi»tiy In medieval lights for a scene In "A Connecticut Yankee." Luckily, Boh Hope was out of Hie country. * • * Ed Gardner Is nrRotiatmit lor a restaurant in Hollywood to be called, of course. Duffy's Tavern. . . . Bob Carroll, the new slnpcr at (he Baud Box cafe, Is testing for a b;R role at 20th Century-Fox. . . . Vrra-Ellen Is rtcserliiiR Hollywood for another fling at Broadway. Joan Leslie turned down hrr second offer for a big national clgnrcl ad tie-up. The lady doesn't smottc. . . . Vera Katston's mother. Mrs. Rudolph Hruba. will take her final citizenship exam next month. . . . Although Rulh Husfcy scored her greatest hit on the stage In "State of the Union," she Insists that she'll remain in Hollywood with her hu»- story—nothing sells like n good picture. Hcrty Lam.irr will play her first 100 per cent comedy role opposite Bob CnnimliiKs In his own production, "Let's Live. :i l.illlc." Rillh I'arkcr, (he ricsh-mcKer- downer, promise! that singer M»r- Karct Whiting will be as slim »s Gardner by Christmas.... SOHR writer Jimmy McHugh, who is Uk- *amba iessonn at Arthur Murray's lias licrn dating; his teacher, Hclene Johnston. Hollywood's gal of all nations, Brooklyn-born Gene Tierney, will piny a Russian In "The Iron Curtain." Since crashing the screen, Gene has played a Polynesian, an Eurasian, ah Arabian, a Chinese girl, a blonde Italian and *n English widow. The People Talk- Buck: "Howz about the movies listing the cast AFTER thc picture Is over? I sec R picture, admire someone's acting, but never get lo know who the party In until many pictures laler." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE 6 No Trump Makes Where Suit Fails By William f. McKenner Ammca'B Card Authority Written for NBA Service One or the most ardent dupli- European Aid Bill Takes Back Seat to Congressional Feuds THE DOCTOR SAYS By William A. O'Brien, M. » Written for NBA Service r.n'h?" 1 '•,'/? od selcctlon should be taught children at an early agT '° lvma , l! Y h cm.aware of It, neceV heaith relationship to good The nutritional education, of the American people has develoned enormously in the last five year! largely as a result of the war ef-' fort and of Improved economic conditions. Until they reach the age of 10 or 12. children have little opportunity to select their own food unless their parents are aware of the desirability of their learning to do «o. The scliool lunch program has been an important element in directing the attention of parents and children to the importance of proper food selection. Children should actjuire early in life a willingness to accept pasteurized milk, the Ordinary vege- (ables (cooked or raw), fruits, wliolc-pralni-d cereals and breads eggs and simple desserts. Children who arc sweet-lovers usually eat an Inadequate diet, for normal children seldom crave sweets. > The school day should start with a good breakfast consisting of pas- # By Frederick C, Oihrajts United Pres« Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (UP)_ Do not be disappointed at the slow beginning of this piece, voters, because the statesmen in a tew mor« paragraphs are going to be booing each other. And also throwing In a fen- hi-s-s-s-s-ses. For three straight days the HOUM of Representatives had been double-crossing the headline writers by talking about the $590,000,000 European relief bill, instead of passing it, as promised. In the midst of the proceedings. Rep. Charlie Halleck of ilno., the Republican floor leader, jumped up to blame the Democrats for Euro|X>'s plight. If Presidents Roosevelt and Truman hadn't made so many blunders around the world, the curly- haired Halleck cried into the microphones, we wouldn't need to b* sprinkling our millions abroad. And so on, with gestures and at length. Then Hie tall, gray Rep. John W. McCormack ol Mass., the Democratic; chief who could pass for a deacon in tlie movies, strode solemnly to the microphone. Halleck's words, lie said, were a rehash ot a rehash of all the Re- Puolican political speeches of Hie year. Why not, he asked his fellow lawmakers, try to act like statesmen for a change? "We ai-e supposed to Ue thinking about something, more important than the m-xt election," he shouted. .Haw-haw-haw," roared the Re- iis. B'h ' publicans, ft'hcir horse-laugh" rev- teurlzcd milk, tomato juice or citrus fruit, an egg. and a whole- grain cereal or toast. Coffee has „,.,.„,., , , =•• no place in the diet of children I eiue " 11 ™ ( 'om every temporary- for it tends to displace 'milk ' Permanent steel rafter in the cham- arake r.unch Nourishing [ ber: bo »"«d fiom every bald head The school lunch should include j and acteu as a spur to Hep. Clare pasteurized milk and a main dish Holl ' niln . Rc P-. Mich. He tried to of protein food, such as beans, eggs, macaroni or spaghetti made with or meat. A thick meat soup interrupt the gentleman from Mass. "You keep out, of this," McCor- .___ t . niack snapped. Then he said that is also a good main item, and it President Truman had developed a t . contain some vegetable. into oi!c Ol lrie world's greatest Whole - grain r,roari should be ' statesmen. As for Halleck's speech. used for at least one sandwich II tlie lunsh is carried, and thc sandwich filler should be csj. cheese meat, fowel, or .peanut butter. Jelly and jam sandwiches, or those (nude of spreads of little nutritive value, are not recommended for children. he'd been a Congressman lor 20 years and never heard a worse DUB, He sat dosvn to Republican boos and hiists; Democratic cheers and applause. While Messrs. McCormack and Halleck glared at each other, Rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio, an- The noon-clay lunch, whether other Republican chieltain, strode carried or eaten at school, should ' '"*" ' l *" f — contain vegetables and fviiits. Ice cream and fruit, not cake or cookies, are the best all-round desserts for growing children. - IS Fears Afjo In BlythevUle — into the fray. He said Halleck great American (cheers and boos in reverse order), that there were too many rubber stamp genls in and out of congress and—he mads thii sound like a console radio with iil* bass turned on full: "Phat Mr. Halleck said was th» God's truth as sure as the truth ever has been told from the \veil ol this house. 1 congratulate him." Prolonged applause. Prolonged boos. The lace or Rep. Pete Jar- morning. "A point of order," cried Rep. Four-Year Plan For Assisting Europe Urged WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (UP) — Alf ivf. Landon, former governor of Kansas, said today that. President Truman told him he wants, the Marshall plan for European recovery guaranteed for a period of at least four years. Landon, the unsuccessful 1936 Republican presidential candidate, It »t sU spades Immediately lost two club tricks. At six no trump thirteen tricks were made because East elected to open the king of harts, which Arkin won, and he was then able to cash seven spades and all of the diamonds.^, The king of hearts opening «MS the best that East could have made because If North and South did not have two solid suits. West could get In with a heart and some n ° Slatcs i5 n through tro clubs. "'tcresting to note ,,, ™ d °, f New 'none of the pairs in the roo ulk " ld could reproduce his Incidentally, Max wants his i H° tfman - " Th is gentleman (I wish friends to know that his new son's name, "Richard Alfred", is meant only for the bible. His second son i* to be called "Dick." penile-man is not. speaking on the bill. He's making a political speech." Rep. Jannan said he was not, either. And what about the Republicans scuttling price control a year ago? More boos indicated the Republicans ielt they had done no such thins. And there we were, with no actual blood let, back to relief of the hungry. The next amendment came from Rep. Earl Lewis ofjjhio, who eaid the Chinese government was run by crooks and hence China should Bet no more than $100—a single C- notc—in relief. The other statesmen voted him down. Worn down, lika my pencil, to a nubbin by the excitement, I got out of there. paid a brief call at the White House. He said afterward he expressed to the President the opinion Hut the Marshall plan should not b» projected on a yearly or temporary basis. "Those' people over there are sticking out their necks," Landon -said. "Their very lives arj at stake and they ought to know what they can count on." He said the Presk °nt had th« same idea and said the European aid program should be done on the basis of a period of four-years at least. V• i ol »"""»."«u ui iiew none 01 tne pairs in tlie room op- resen i orK. hue tells me she plays as ened the bidding with two spades, total, many as eleven games a week.' Tlie U. S. 1015 corn crop represents 65 per cent of the world - - -- game., one was elected Honorary Mem- J her of the Women's National Com- i uiUtce of the American Contract ! Bridge League a Jew years ago. To Open Law Office Mitchell Moore, aulatant librarian for thc Arkansas Supremo Court, will resign Jan. 1 to oncp a Iw office in Osceola, his home town. He will be replaced by Robert Smith of McGchec as assistant librarian. Read Courier Newt Want Ads + AQ106 52 Mrs. RMhschlld A AK J9543 V None » AQ8 * Tournament— Neither vu\. South West North E»1 * P«s» 2 » 3 * 4 A 5V 6 N. T. Double Opening— V K 13 and Is alsvay« spoken of as "Mother" Rothschild. She loves to bid and her partner can ruin her day by missing n slam contract. Andrew Arkin of New York was her partner in a recent duplicate, and Mrs. Rothschild scowled a bit when he bid -six no trump on today's hand, because she likes to piny the hands as well as bid them However, she knew ft n-oiild be foolish to bid seven nudes, because from the bidding, the opponents undoubtedly had at least one of the missing aces. Her only hope was that her partner had the king of the sviit In which he lacked the ace. Tlie results they obtained gave them a top score on the hand, because thos« who attempted t» play Germ Fighter HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured medical scientist 13 Decorated 15 Thankless person IS Norse god 17 Fodder vat 19 Italian city 20 Seine 21 River 23 Lamprey 24 Symbol for samarium 25 On time <ab.) 26 Type measure 28 Rupees (ab.) 29 Italian resort 31 Puts or? S3 Neither 34 Anger 3$ Injury 36 French city 38 Exist 39 Symbol for selenium i 40Mor!ndln dy* 41 Paid notice 43 War god 45 Itemize- 50 Saint* (ab.) 61 Rotate M Margint B4 Astringent mineral salt 55 He championed ^hc germ theory of 57 Bullfighter 59 Child's vehicle VERTICAL 1 Diving birds 2 Trying experience 3 Distinct part 4 John (Gaelic) 5 Street (ab.) 6 Heap 7 Wild ox 8 Solicitor general (ab.) 9 Town (Cornish prefix) 10 Facility HSays 18 Symbol for indium 21 Raged 22 He contributed 42 Imp greatly to — , science 25 Smell* 27 Righteoui 30 Girl's name 32 Bern 35 Epic 37 Essential character 38 Robini 46 Gselia 47 Row 48 Part of "b«" 4 9 Devotee 50 Snow vehicle 52 Lion 54 Constellation 56 Near 58 Oleum (»b.)

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