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wv-., «Ai PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THX OOURIKB NKW8 CO. " fl W HAINES, PubUtber JAU18 L> VERHOEFF Editor Mot B HUMAN, Advertising IUoa««r •ofe HBttonl Mvwtttinc RepnwctaUvM: vWiilce* Witmet Co, New York. Chic*«o. Detratt, Atteou. Ifemphte. Published Ever; Afternoon Except Sunday Cptena u second class matter at the port- office *t Blytberllle, Arkansas, under »ct ol Cop- ' , October », 1911. Served by the United Prm SUBSCRIPTION RATES! Bj carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 30c per, week, or (So per month B» mail within a r»41u» o( SO mile*, $4.00 pet nar, 13.00 for «U month* 11.00 tor three month*; by" mail ouUlde 90 mil* <on«, 110.00 per fear -payable in advance. Meditation They opened their treasure boxe* and presented the Child with gift* of gold, frank Incense, »nd myrrh.—Matthew 2:11. • • • It ii cutotnarjr U> |tve a prnent to a loved one or/hta birthday but at ChrlstmM nuny people bear (HU to all except the one whote birthday 1* beta* commemorated. Is This Pain Necessar-? A medical doctor recently informed a convention of dentists that they are a pretty neurotic, unhealthy tribe. They worry more than most mortals over taxes, said the M. D., and thus develop stomach ulcers. They also are prone to such occupational ills as flat feet and.bunions—both painful. If the doctor is right we fear that a lot of patients are going to cringe more than ever as their dentist starts the drill to whirling. Their Spartan attitude toward the necessity of pain will be gone. Instead they will see themselves as the sacrificial victims of an embittered, spavined creature who, arined with weapons devilishly suited t<4 the job, is making a profitable (before taxes) career 'of avenging himself upon a cruel world. the Junkets Pay Off A lot of jokes were made about the congressional junkets to Europe last summer. But, in the light of recent events, friends of the Marshall Plan may have, to concede that these junkets were a good investment of the pubJic money which saved the European Recovery Program from costly delay-or impotence. • Tha aid program cleared its first big hurdle in the House of Represen- ' tatives by only 26 votes. That hurdle was an amendment which would have forbidden 'the buying of any material for stop-gap assistance if it were in, •hort supply here at home. The result might have 1 been virtually no assistance at all, if the House had its way. And it took a lot of informed talk and a sharp split in the majority party to 'avoid: it. Much 'of this informed talk came from representatives who had seen the European situation at first hand during the summer recess. U was evident from the debate that most of them had arrived overseas with their minds and eyes open, and that they had done some studious sight-seeing in their travels. This attitude was not tvuc of the junketeers. Travel does not always broaden.'The contrast between foreign and American thought, customs, viewpoint and general way of life can turn some travelers more sour than ever on anything that is not American. It not only can but it has. All of us have seen it in .soldiers who were stationed in Europe. We have at least read about - it in some congressmen. But these last are in ths-minority. Thank* to the speed and casualuess of air travel—plus some appropriation expense money—there were probably more congressmen who had seen what they were talking about in a foreign- policy discussion than ever before. These returned travelers had talked to Italian farmers and French workers. They had looked into coal mines and factories. They had seen the produce and prices in city markets. Communist strength and methods were part of the scene in which they found themselves. Inflation and the black market were more than abstract terms. British socialism, British austerity, and the bitter, chaotic problem that "is Germany were not simply words, but vivid recollections. Not all the summer sojourners saw "" *" these tll ' n *», of course, or reacted |<'th« same to them. Nor did they pro- H the support for atop-gap aid. But the majority seemed agreed that quick and sufficient help is needed. . They probably also reali/.cd, as.well ai the little-spenders and no-spenders did, that giving this help will not be a painless process. But they may have realized, too, that when they can fly to Europe in half a day, (lunger in Europe is not too remote from this country once the last barrier of opposition abroad is broken down. The hurdles which these traveling congressmen have helped tlie ERP to clear are a stone wall of isolationism— a feeling that it is better to take a chance on the ungrateful, improvident Europeans stopping an all-out-short- of-war attack by the Communists than to make any sacrifices ourselves. If the pubJic money spent on congressional travel this summer produces a force that can break down that wall, then the junkets will really have paid off. VIEWS OF OTHERS Police Force for Palestine The latest fear of Russia Is that it only awaits an opportune moment to occupy Palestine on the pretext of restoring order. A "high olticer" in the" American Army expressed this misgiving and several members ol congress promptly embroidered on It. "A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee" said he think* Russia's purpose in approving the Palestine partition plan wns to prepare the way lor such an Invasion. . All this, the State Department properly retorted, is Irresponsible guessing. The scare, however, has a left-handed virtue If it leads to logical action. Tlie logical notion is, as soon as possible, to replace British troops In Palestine With United Nations troops. In short, this is an Ideal occasion to create the long-discussed "international police force." The mechanics of it could be simple. Let UN select a commander and call for volunteers from the member nations. To keep any nation from dominating the force, each could be allowed a maximum quota of recruits. Pravitle decent living condition and compensate the men fairly, and one can hardly doubt that the roster could be filled without having to conscript anyone. With UN arms In control In Palestine, no member nation would daie march In Its national troops. Perhaps Russia would prevent the formation of such a force by a veto in the Security council. Even If it did, the pretext for Red Army intervention would be gone. After blocking UN action, the Kremlin would hardly be so rash as to send In its own soldiers. Aside from this aspect of political strategy the Palestine problem may well make or break the UN. UN decided that partition ii the best solution. UN must see its solution through or go further down the weakling way of tlie old League of Nations. We think the United States should seize this ideal occasion to urge the formation of an international force. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. ••»••• ••«••••••••••••••••»"••••••••»••••«"«• • BARBS By UAL COCHKAN Some folks prefer to stay single, others rather knot. » » « Dlmei make a dollar ami a dollar Is a buck —iiatnst infantile paralysis, lie ready for the March of Dunes. • » « It would be a fine Idea if some careless drivers who skid Into snow drifts would leave their autos there for the balance of the winter. • • « Some people achieve greatness, i some are born great and some just grille O n you. V * • If conditions today were as bad as too many people paint them, they'd be a lot worse than they are. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1947 Starvation Fare Natural Wealth of U.S. Diminishing to Point Where Conservation Becomes 'Must 1 for Nation Nation's Capital Gets Ready For Quiet Christmas Holiday Sunday School Lesson Scripture: Js.ii,ih 9:2-7; Revelation 11:15:15:2-4 By William E. Gllroy, D. D - 'Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever" .v, T1 VJ s , the author °' the Epistle to the Hebrews writes (Hebrews 13-8) and there could be no more hopeful, and there could be no more hopeful, or comforting, thought in an ever-changing and disappointing world—disappointing In the persistent defeat of the aspiration for the realization of peace on j dy '° liffht llta CJjrist fnas tree Sat- earth, and good will toward men But the eternal Christ Is the Prince of Peace, and that aspiration can never cease as long as there are men and women of faith who love Him, and who dally prny His prayer, "Thy Kingdom conic Thy will be done In earth as it is in heaven," Tlie prevalence of war and strife, and the selfishness, the greed, the hates, the lust for power, the distrusts and suspicions, that cause war, and that threaten like a thunder cloud a world twice bathed in blood in our generation, might cause the cynical to remark upon the futility of dreams of peace and the contemplation of its Prince. But, dark as the world is, it would be a great deal darker were there no Prince of Pence, and no men of good will, who seek above all By Frederick C. Othman United Press SUff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. (UP) — It's nearly Christmas, all right Elevator operators have their gim- me box out. Lady reporters are Interviewing the wives of prominent men. asking 'em what they're going to give their husbands. The price of egg-nog materials, Including th« eggs, is up. The butcher told my bride he couldn't offer her an estimate yet on the cost per pound of her lui'key. Congress, which Just had a vacation, is figuring on knocking off again today for two weeks. President Truman is getting rea- urday night and such a commotion in his back yard you never did see: Carpenters building phoney red candles, painters tinting 'green the speakers' stand , electrician! snaking cables across the dead grass. Tlie cops have chased the photographic Santa Clauses off "P" Street. The new model Christmas lamps give bubbles. For the first time in my life I'm getting a free tree; chopped down same from my South pasture. Chnrles W. Tobey, the good grey Senator from N«w Hampshire, will sing Christmas carols as usual in the New England snow. He has reminded his, colleagues meantime that history still repeals itself; many years ago, he told them, a, Mousing shortage forced a mother to cradle her Infant in a barn. In things (o do His will, and who. in I a 'own called Bethlehem. Now ma- thcir attitude toward their fellow- I n J' a child, he said, is glimpsing its men, have already realized the j lir st starlight through the window dream of peace. Did not Jesus fay, i of a <iuonset hut. "The Kingdom of Ood Is wifliln j There has been 5'ou? And may we not be thankful for the many in whom that Kingdom has already come? a scarcity of wis« men in these parts lately, however, while the nearaefc thing to Prank- incense available is a $135-per- As for the world, still far from ounce fluid called Allure. By Peter Edson NBA Washington WASHINGTON, come as still circulating around "with the Kingdom, and for the many millions, who, like those of old, care little for truth, and righteousness and love, and who will not come unto the Life-Giver that they may have life, we may expect no sudden transformation. Tlie time seems long since the Prophets dreamed of peace, nnd since the Prince of Peace first came to earth. igth'curity of the atomic bomb secret , - — * "' •-•*- -—••••" uuinu at-i^i v i* i n.m,,*.*! y-,ii.,+ A i i thousand years, and a thousand century minds." as Senator Alken is folly. If the U. S. nad no imports f vult ,™f C1 " ton And ,"» n Sa 5' s cold- year; of Vermont calls them, but It is of uranium rrom Canada and the y ' e * vcr J' Ilttle more lanrt \ «" , no longer possible In this country I Congo, it would have no bomb to go out the back door and shoot I In the lights of , these facts, the a brace of quail every morning ! present nearstgned oppositic-i to al- betdre breakfast. j location of scarce materials Is sui- In less figurative language, the j cit) al. U. S. Is.no longer the land of unlimited plenty that it used to be. It is hard for old-timers to get used to this idea. But the truth Is To admit these things makes no one an advocate of •"planned economy." To submit to temporary ra- tioning'of tin cans, gasoline or fuel that Iron ore. copper, lead and oil Is not a "surrender of all per- zinc, virgin forest and virgin hind, ! sonal liberties" to a "totalitarian lakes and rivers full of fish, un- 1 government" intent on running a " " limited oil under the ground and j "police state,' all such luxuries In natural resour- Evcry scltish lnt( , rcsl ,,. lay be running .out. Unless \ i ra | c -today fighting be gone wlta the buffalo and the passenger pigeon. Three things have happened. The Inheritance of national wealth has been wasted. An expanding production has accelerated consump- * A large consignment of Japanese jingle-bells has arrived for sal», but I regret to report they are as flimsy as ever^ It's odd how those t Japs can't manufacture anything *•' that doesn't crumble when touched. The Germans are something else; their toys this year are enough to tnnke your eyes bulge. Particular!? their miniature automobiles which, race across tlie dining room table —and turn around when they reach the edge. The U.S. Army of the occupation came up with one Christmas schem* too late. It chopped the price of we can bring "into use through' what ls important to remember I Jap silk in half, but this won't drainage and Irrigation " There a°re I 5 that< tnot 'Sh the coming of peace 1 reach ladies' nightgowns until next now only . three acres of cropland ' s delayed, because of man's | year. Buy your wife a good silk. | refusal to follow the way of Christ, ! gown foi Thursday next and it'll per inhabitant; That there would ever be a shortage of electric power has been considered unthinkable. Yet it is here. 3till, some people fight development of super-power projects too its message was that, despite'these big for private industry to fir|mce or handle. Careless irrigation practices by, „ ..„„ c c ,_ „, .,„ „„„ private enterprisers who cry out i death that the Prince of Peace God has not cast us off, or forgotten us. The Book of Revelaiton was written for those who were ^ u „—.„ ^ suffering dir c persecution in an j iime to ruin the "Christmas "poetry" „„„ „, „;„!„„„. „., .—,i.. __., by . wire busmess . j nate to see set you back $50. The Western Union telegrapher* are figuring on going on strike in age of violence and cruelty, and things, th» love and purposes of God will prevail. It was on the eve or His own coun- I about "their rights" have, In some 1 said, "Be of good cheer I have western states, lowered the water- I overcome the world." And it Is in table to dangerous levels, leading i the name of that overcoming Christ tion. The population and .the country is coming crowded* The oil industry fears return of wartime controls. Ten years ago. oil furnace men blandly assured their customers the country literally had oil to burn. Yet this very winter, cars may stand idle and houses has. grown ! cold because the country can't probe- To say these things is neither to sell America short, nor to give i n to defeatism, nor to embrace the economics of -scarcity. But, in the light of these facts, most of today's talk about unlimited free enterprise becomes mere political gibberish. In the light of these facts, people who talk about shutting off trade with Russia talk nonsense. For from Russia the u S, can get the vast supplies of chrome, tungsten, manganese—even furs and other scarce materials duce the oil as fast as It i» being consumed. Steel men fight, government allo- to drying up the land. j that we are given the prophetiu vl- Selfish stockmen want to break ' sion of redemption from »in. "God up the national park system and | shall wipe away all tears." "Nel- the government-owned forests nnd : ther shall then be any more pain." And there shall be no more curse." "These things are faithful and true." What a. message for Christ- ranges, Just so they can overgraze i And for a quick profit, even if it destroys I "Th the land. As President Truman said In dedicating Everglades National Park recently, "There are always oieci mtn iigiiL government aiio- i , , e i. cation of steel, tin and alloy prod- ! P'f t5 ' ot *°* s . wn ° al ' e ^' m e to ucts. Manufacturers alk grandly about increased production being the only way to bring down prices. But, In spite of u vrecedentcd ^e- irmnds and high price Incentives, get our natural resources for their own personal benefit." What all this adds up to is' that the country is in a state of transition from abundance to mere sufficiency. The old concepts of the mas! 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. John W. Snyder and dnugh- the physical volume or goods produced has been Increased only five per cent since the end of the war. Increasing It more and faster is held back by shortages of raw ma- , brought into balance, there must! and back came the eight of clubs, gent Jobless at Christmas, but I can get along without th« itaff poet's canned sentiments. Also talking pre-Christmas strike are the cooks at the government cafeterias. I doubt if any federal clerk will mourn the lack of the traditional 5D-cent Christinas Eve lunch of coolish turkey with a dab of cranberry sauce in & paper cup. Not many federal stenographer* will be here a week from today anyhow. They've saved time off and, like the law'makers, are hitching Nellie to the sleigh. The railroads and airlines are swamped with reservations out of Washington. The town ought, to be a nice, peaceful place for a few days. One other thing: if Christmas Is here, can the bargain sales in the department stores be far away? Thil year, unfortunately, they can. Because why should & storekeeper slash prices in January when he's copy books still listen good, but if dummy holds the ace-ten Cyou %£ rSSnIhey're 4V U p again today's problems or scarce supply play for the honors to be split).' - " ? OTlal "."]?S re = O! "S U P a S a111 and greater demand nre to be The queen lost to North's king terials. Little be some sound management and New tand for Farmine some new thinking. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Prediction: There will be a law- HOLIA'WOOD. (NEA>— Diana 1 ern stars. First time it has hap- Barrymore Is ready to try marriage rencd to a sal. again with a Now York actor, Robert Wilson. . , . Maurice Chevalier and his agent, Clifford Fisher, are having differences, nnrt there may be a lawstut (o break their contract. A Goldwyn girl. Karen X. ("for expensive," she says> Gaylord leaves soon for a vacation in England. The real reason for the trip is to see Sam Goldwyn, Jr. She may become Mrs. G. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE which Weiss trumped. Then he led the six of hearts and finessed in February? That's tlie way it is, feilows. Might as well spend our money now as later. Cigarct paper production by curtailed 11. SO THEY SAY I gitive") gets the lead in rold Nebctizal, son of produce-- [ Steinbeck's "The Wayward suit between Leonard Sues am! I jgffrf 4 Spades Good Jimmy Zito, ex-husband of June V.WM- Haver, ever tlie title, "Young Man With a Horn." • • * Enterprise is plotting. a sequel to "Body and Soul." Tentative title, . _„ ..,_ .... Is "Easy Come, Easy Go.". . . Pedro ! trump overcall to indicate Armendarlz (so good In "The Fu- j they think they can make that cor By William t'. McKcnney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Sen-Ice Over a pre-emptive three most players use the three bid! no - ! that i of spades, leaving North with the good ten of spades, the deuce of hearts and the queen-ten of dia- ter, Drucilla, will go to Jefferson monds. j City, Mo., January 1 where they A .small heart was led, the ace are to join Mr. Snyder and make winning, and. then the ten of hearts tfieir home. was led. If North trumped with j Horace T. Gulp, commercial agent " ~ " Belt railroad, has •cd to Pine Bluff | of diamonds into dummy's ace- ! where he will become general agent jack, if he refused to trump, and • in charge of traffic, discarded the ten of diamonds. ' Miss Selma Lentz has gone to Weiss would simply give him the ! Piggott, Ark. for two weeks vaca- last triclc with the ten of spades, i tson. An Elld-1*1(111 M(lkCS ! thc tcn Ol s P a(lcs , he would have j of the Cotton D j j ct i /-i » ! to len d away from the queen-ten i been transfcrrc The export of automobiles to South America is just as much a drain on our economy ss the export of steel to Italy.—Sen Robert A. Taft tR.) of Ohio. Apparently we are all warmongers—there Is only one saint. Die Soviet Union, and the others come from down below.—Ernest Bevtn, British Foreign Secretary. I know that the right to strike is written in the Constitution, but misery, suffering, hunger are not constitutional.—President Vincent Auriol of France. Communism adds a new dimension to human slavers'. It conditions and educates a man to believe that he must exercise his free will to seek slavery because he is not free.—Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce, author. * * • Landlords are just-about the only branch ot the economy still siiflcring under controls. Something needs to be done for tliom.-^'en. 0. Dougl&ss Buck |R> of Dcleware. * * * Our military forces will not be "too little and too late" in the next national emergency, If tlie people understand the pretenl world «lt- uation.-Gcn. rj w | ght D . Elsenhower. Seymour Nebcnzal, will Iskc a film | test for an acting contract at U. I. ' He just married Panic Crosct. who . clicks big In "The Exile." Papa Ne' benzal, meanwhile, is on the verge | of signing Sonja Henie for another skating picture. Qulls Films STEVE COCHRAN has given up films temporarily and Is doing radio work in New York. He and his wife, Fayc McKcnzic (sister-in-law ' of Billy Gilbert), arc back together again and divorce plans have been shelved. . . . Producer Monte Proser is paging Jane Russell for the lead In "Vnrga Girl.". . . snbu will star in "Song of India" for Al Rogcl. • « • Nineteen forty-eight looks like a hetlc year for some Hollywood- ites. Mary Plckfortl and Sam Goldwyn will battle over possession of the Goldwyn studio, leased to htm by United Artisls. Mary claims 51'i per cent (controlling interest) of the studio. Sam claims a flat 51 per cent. Red Skclton anil M-G-M will battle over hts contract. He wanls out hccausp of a serirs of bad pictures. j Dob Cummlngs and his crsl- | while "brother," Oscar Cimimings, will go to court over a manager's contract. Brian Donlcvy and his wife will be back In the headlines over their John Bus." Jennifer Jones, now in Switzerland, won't be back in Hollywood until January 31st. _ . Dorothy Lnmoiir gets no time off after "Lu!u Belle" but goes into immediate son.; and dance rehearsals for her next picture. . . . Stewart Granger has squeezed out James Mason from his top spot as the favorite film actor in England. Dcanna the Linguist ALTHOUGH Deanna Durbln net- tlicr speaks nor understands any foreign language, she has warble:! In seven different tongues on the screen. It's Italian In "Up in Central Park.". . . Looks like Ann BIyth will have the year's most nov-j;! hairdo as tlie mermaid in "Mr. Pei body's Mermaid." They're putting starfish, cornl and seaweed in her tresses. Ofila San Juan, th gal with the convertible lop, will switch from blomle (o raven black after she completes "Arc You With It?" Sign outside a Hollywood boule vnrd restaurant: "Best dollar moal In town—$1.65."...They're blowing tip Ronald Column's "Othello" long- shots into close-ups for "A Double Ufc." Studio says he's sensational. divorce ! will, be and aired Larry Parks' suit against Columbia. Dale Evans I* unions the first 10 In llic annual Qiilglcy Publication* poll cl 'Avorite we>t- \cighbors Make Good CIRCLEVILLE, O. (UP)—Walter Southward had to leave his farm for the hospital. He worried abou' his crops. When he returned he found neighbors had picked his ract. One of these players is Alexinder Weiss of New York, who ast Spring won the national mns- • D 4 * AQJ 10742 Tournament—Neither vul South West Nonh Ea5l 3* iiV. T. Double 44k Pass Pass Double Pass Opening—+ 9 19 British Official An HORIZONTAL 1.5 Pictured British food minister 13 Aside 15 Digestive enzyme 1C Resistance unit 17 Drug ID Statute 20 Wintry 2?. Taverns •-:;; Also z± Type mcnsvire '-'SThus 27 Got up :iOS:i;ues 6 Across (prefix) 7 Decays 8 He has supervised what the British 9 Cerium (symbol) 10 Passageway 11 Jacob's brother 12 Kver green trees 14 Preposition 13 Mixed type 21 He is cutting imporls from the 165 acres of corn ftcrcs In wheat. ters individual tournament c,ver field of 36 outstanding players. Weiss hclri the East cards In today's hand. When his partner bid three no trump over three clubs, h c decided, due to his freak distribution, to go to four spndcs. North o; course was equally pleased to double thot contract, but 1 think that Weiss would have made . the contract even wihotit the double. He won the opening lead in dummy with th e king of diamonds and immediately led the king of spades. North won and led the nine of clubs, which Weiss trumped with the deuce of spades. He then led the queen of spades, and So Mi's club discard gave him the bad news. and planted 65 The queen of hc.irts was led next, which is the correct play when 35 Heating devices 36 Fats 37 Wash off :ifi Railway (ab ) 39 Dawn (comb form) •lOStnb'.c «'rum •II Title SI Onc-fpot .12 Gcaming o-l Meadow :if> Slandcv.s .~>7 Poitonls 53 Calmest GO Giant VERTICAL 1 Jolis 2 Unclosed 3 Nimbus 1 N'cnr (ab.) o Whirl 23 Citir.^ns now receive a smallcr 25 Disordered 2l> Cubic meter 27 Also 28 Portuguese coin 29 Possess 31 Massachusetts -ID Repair cape 50 Comfort 32 Dance step 52 Speed world 33 Compass point 53 Behold! •13 Speed contest ' 41 Poems «Tilt 46 Note of srale 48 On the sheltered side 40 Clubs 5BDo\vn •11 Land measure 53 Master of ccr- 42 Raise cmonies (ab.)- ~

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