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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
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FAO» WOTI VLTTREVTLIJI (A&XJ >AT, M, INT r THE BLTTHEVILLB COURIER NEW» THE poram raws ocx a W BAQW, rubikbtr JAHJU L. nuaom. editor FACt D. HUMAN, AdrerUailig Uanafer •ob National Adverting Representative*: Wallace Wttmer Co, New Vork. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, aCanpb*. Every Afternoon Except Sunday Intend •• aeeond cUM matter at th* poit- office at Blytbevtllc, Arkansas, under act ol Oca.: October », ten. Served by th* United Prea* " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blythevlll* or an} •uburben town where carrier service to main- lalned. JOc per week, or asc pet month. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, 14.00 per year. $3.00 for «ix month*. 11.00 for three month*; by mail outside SO mile aone, » 10.00 per rear - payable In advance. Meditcition Sing praise to God with nil your heart*; alway* B've thanks (or everything,—Epheslans IK: JO. • •' • Thankles*nets It a disease of the heart a< well a> a defect ef the head. A Timely Reprieve Just before the deadline for sinking Italy's remaining submarines, the Big Pour ambassador! to that country relented and modified the Italian peace treaty. As a result the Italians may scrap the vessels instead of sinking them. This will give a hard-up Italian industry several thousand ton* of scrap steel and machinery. The salvage operation will give a winter's work to a lot of unemployed. The good sense and agreement of the four governments are'encouraging, if belated. It seems to have occurred to them in the nick of time that the scriptural wisdom of beating swords into plowshares is not only a hopeful symbol of peace but, under the circumstances, a sound and modern reconver- sion policy. The Christmas Truce Those who can remember the first f World War will recall that,the Allied and German troops on the Western Front declared an unofficial' and spontaneous truce at Christmas. Soldiers of both sides came out of their trenches and joined in singing the carols that ..they knew and loved. The^ words were in different languages, but the tunes ' and sentiments were the same. Chrislmas brings sucli a truce bach year, though in less dramatic fashion, to most people of the Christian world. On that day we lay aside bitterness "and animosity. Families find a bond of warmer affection. Children are indulged and enjoyed. Good wishes to neighbor* and friends are hearty and sincere. Whatever our politics, we are inclined . to be interested in the Christmas at the White House, and to hojie that it it a happy one. A lot of jis go to church on Christmas Eva or.Christmas Day. There we are reminded again that what we call the Christmas spirit is really the Christian spirit. w e " a re reminded that' this great holiday of Christendom not only celebrates the birth of Jesus, but the birth of a philosophy of iove, peace, tolerance and moral courage, or respect and fair dealing. Christian teachers ask this generation, as they have asked other generations for centuries, to live by thi» philosophy—to keep the Christmas spirit the year round. It is not an easy task, as the results have shown. And somehow it seems particularly hard today. There are provocations and anxieties that beset us as people and as nations of the Christian world. We grow angry and uncharitable, as people and as nations, through pride, selfishness, weariness and fear. Maybe it is not possible to keep the .Christmas spirit every day. Yet to keep even a little of this truce of mental hostilities would help. That truce is riot and should not be surrender of convictions. But it would surely help to create more individual happiness, and that in turn could scarcely fail to make a somewhat happier wodld. be«om» four yean ef require* work ft* aetaal ttudiai. Through American ' hlttory, world hla- torjr, world geography, economic*, etc., he en- riaage* each atudent coming to underatand hi* democratic heritafe and how to protect it Ignorance and apathy an weak alila* for democracy in the ideological atruggle with total- iUrlanlam. There la no question that American education muat eaat about for a bolder atrategy IB developing an enlightened, alert cltlrenry. But Ita lint talk la to attract and train In quantity the tea'chere capable of carrying out eo ambitious a program. On the other hand, the ifsnftrt at over- eentr*llred control are apparent. Mr. Studebaker makea It clear that he cannot tell' American educator* what to do, but can almply invite their willing co-operation. Nevertheless, the aoclal preuuree toward conformity would grow aa Ideological IMUM sharpened, political • leaders can easily forget the ell-Important distinction between education and Indoctrination. To name these difficulties U not to disparage the endj aimed at or the general strategy proposed. The technique* of free Inquiry and dts- cuulon are basic to the Amtrltin system of education. There can be no quarrer with bringing thece techniques bo bear with Increasing pointedness on the problems which the itudent will face as a member of a tree toclety. Mr. Studebaker't sweeping suggestion* should cause a healthy stir among educator*. In a fully functioning democracy they stir the public, too. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Country Churches Abandoned and pastorleu rural churches, dwindling congregations, the one-day preaching •Lands, and the general decay of organlud rural religion are problems every church denomination views v •'"• considerable alarm. Bu. ^ 11 what, has happened to the rural church ^ _*cn made by the score. They usually come up with two or three slock answers —the community Itself has dried up; there are no regular services at the church, due to the lack ot a paitor; the people are driving to larger towns to church. The biggest, tingle faotor v ls the lack ol minister* properly trained for rural pastorates. And our neighbor stale of Missouri Is doing something about this difficulty. The Mluourt Extension service and College of Agriculture are combining with the Missouri Bible Collegs to train rural preachers. They are acting on th« theory that a man who expecU to be the pastor of a country church should know something about farming: So he takes " Master 1 * Degree In Rural Religion along with his B 8. In agriculture. He is assigned a* a lull-time pastor to a rural church. One of the requirements on the church «lde la that the parsonage be located on a 40-acre tract of land, so the pastor can live In the community. Some ol these rentallzed churches have shown sensational progress In attracting rural people back U>'the empty pew:. Missouri, in pioneering on this new app'roach .to rural religious training, expects to graduate at least 114 ministers, one for each Missouri county, In the next two years. This will be worth watching. -ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY VIEWS OF OTHERS Two Souls With But a Single Thought Organizational Set-Up for Administering Aid To Europe is Latest Puzzle for Washington ihe secretary of state and working ; the job is to be set up. And it tltrausn u. S. embassies in Europe. ; not make much difference. Ottoman Joins Other Columnists In Scrounging Shopping Time THE DOCTOR SAYS •r Edwta F. Jerfan. M. D. KEA Berne. Streptomycin 1* a *ub*tance which 1* related In a way to penicillin. Sooa after It* discovery, the poaslbillty wa* considered that It might be use. ful in treating tuberculo*!*. Te*ttng the effect of a new drug *r medicine require* a great deal of work, fortunately, th* Veteran* 1 Administration and th* Army and Nary Medical Department* entered Into a co-operative pl*n, aimed at •tudylng the effect* of atreytomycln on tuberculo*!* In human being*. Recently, a report of thl* *tudy, based on too patient*, ha* been published Became tuberculosis ii, by It* nature, a long-lMtlng disease, final conclusions are not possible. Nevertheless, It has been confirmed that streptomycin I« useful in assisting the treatment of certain kinds of tuberculosis. It is especially helpful in tuberculosis of the menlngs (membranes enveloping: the brain and spinal cord) or tuberculous meningitis, In tuberculous infection of the sinuses, in tuberculous ulceratlons of the breathing tubes leading to the lungs, and In tuberculosis which has been carried to various parts of the body through the blood stream. On the other hand, streptomycin proved to be of little, if any, value In tuberculosis involving the urinary tract or the bones and Joints. It Is not recommended for most kinds of tuberculosis of the lungs, at Ie»st at present. Not A Substitute Streptomycin 1» not a satisfactory substitute for other treatments which are already known to be valuable in treating tuberculosis. Streptomycin is useful In several Infections, other than tuberculosis. However. U It continues to prove of tuberculosis, mankind. Education vs. Communism What can American education do about Oom- munUm? That question was asked and. answered by John W. Studebaker, United «*t*» Com• mlMtoner of Education, in a speech 'reprinted in part to thl* paper today. Rfc answer is challenging. He believe* the entin Ufh achool program must be recant tt T*(t wears his shoe* backward and mareha* Into the past.—Rep. Ql«n Johnson (D) ol Oklahoma. Hollywood Is going to clean up its own back yard. The people who are wrong are going U> be out. The onts who are right will be protected.—Louis B, Mayer, vice president, M-O-M. • • • You don't aee any ic« manufacturers making refrigerators, do you?—Jarne* C. Petrlllo, president, American Federation of Musicians. • • • Why do we move Into Greece on th« pretense of protecting democracy? Why don't we say oil when we mean that Instead of greme?—Henry A. Wallace, • • • People who read American history will search its pages for a long time before discovering that American leaders sent present* to British royalty whilst America w»s struggling for it* freedom.— Premier Eamon DeValera of Eire. * • • when chickens are hard Ui get from your butcher, try Hiking turkey. * e • « American occupation troop* should be withdrawn from "exposed positions" in Europe »o that they won't become "sacrificial lambs" in the event of war.—Rep. Clevenger (R) ot Ohio. f • • » We »re already In the advanced sUges of this disease (Inflation). It i* no longer a question of preventing It, but of moderating so far s* possible Ita ultimate ravages,—Marrintr S. Ecclei, chairman, Federal Reserve Board. * * * American private enterprise wants expanded woria trade, but has no desire or need to enforce Its will on any other nation.—Paul C. Hoffman, president, Studebaker Corp. • • * The sbscnce of a national policy with respect lo the employment ol Communist* in private Industry, makes our task difficult.—Eric Johnston, president, Motion Picture Industrie*. ' •> • • Science ha* a sharp eye for way* and means, but too frequently it l« blind to end* and values. —Dr. Albert ftiulein, •elcnUat. By Peter Edson EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA).—Government circles are again going around and round in one of the periodic organization' revolutions, about which the rest of the country apparently doesn't give a hoot. The Issue Is how the new E»iroi>ean Recovery Program shall be administered—by a sliiRle administrator, « committee, a commission, a board or a government corporation. In short, who is going to boss this multi-billion-dollar baby? Last July, President Truman vetoed a bill setting up a new Science Foundation, because he didn't iikt the way Congress had organized it. Pew outsiders understood what the fight was all about, but in Washington it was a boly cause. " '• ' Then, last year, there was another of these upheavals over organization of the Atomic Energy Commission. The question was whether there should be a single administrator ai the top. with an Inactive advisory board kibitzing on a part-time basis, or whether there Should t» a. commission at Hie lop, working through a general manager. And should it, be a five, soven or nine-man commission. Five won. But, before 11 was settled, there was enough feudin', fightin' and fussln' for a mountaineer's lifetime. Secretary of Commerce Avcrell Harriman's Committee of ifl bii? businessmen favored a govermnent corporation, like RFC, with a single It will be a boon to QUESTION: Br Frederick. C. Oiknaa (United rrca* Staff CorreepeeutaU) WASHINGTON, Dee. 34—(UP) —Politician soothsayers, financial pundits, International affair* experts and commentator* on thing* governmental now are publishing their year-end review*, the** baMa* can't fool me. They've got Christina* chopping to do. instead of going forth u usual with note pad and pencil, they drop down to th* office ft* ., IB or 20 minute* and bat out the** ' fmpr«»«iv*-looklng summarle* of the year 1947. This give* 'em th* reat of th« day to negotiate with th* department stor* Bante, Clau*«*. Fair enough. • I've got a little shopping, myself. With no further «do, her* fe my own annual review of th* really Important atuff; Flying saucers filled the akies for two week*. And a few paper pi* plates, too. There wan a leak at tha Whlt« House; hot water from a rusty pipe. Battling John Rankln. the voluble Congressman, tried hi* dead levelest to get elected Senator from Mississippi. He missed. Gen. George Marshall doffed his soldier suit, bought some striped pants, took over as Secretary of State, and moved his diplomat,! | to the old War Department bulld- ing. There they began worrying • • • ' behind ._. mural* painted since the Battle of Waterloo. John L. Lewis, a great man for exercise, took another walk, The government issued a brochure on how to nail a house together. Margaret Truman became a professional concert .singer. The critics agreed she could have been hotter: I thought she Just sounded a little scared. The Freedom Train took on a national tour the Declaration of Independence, which ordinarily is on display her* daily. Including Sunday. When the train finally reached Washington, citizens stood In line for hours to a good thing people are peculiar, : or I'd have to go to work for *^ ! living. .^ President Truman got a new fly. about keeping the peace one of the most warlike m. «h i Coultl y°u Ple«e tell j m g machine, which was grounded me what causes^ enlarged thy- almost Immediately because It might may i..„.<*>,to ui imiupc. , not, maae mucn aitterence. Ocparlmir.t, Want Advisory ' Big Problem Is—Who Will It BeT Committee ( what real|} . maUerl u whether Because State, ^Treasury, Asrt- ( the President cau lind. the right' mus? Do you think X-ray treatment would help? My condition causes a heavy breathing, and a noise when breathing. ANSWER: The cause of an en- not be safe. ly be The Treasury Pro- curtment Agency issued new documents amending th e specifications, as previously published, on procurement of red tape. Inflation was one of the big news culture. Interior. Commerce snd a man for the number one executive I J ar « Ki thymu* Is not known. X-ray ! stories of the year: I can sum It few other agencies, like Export- ] Job—the fellow I .'. npo ! 1 Bank_and Commodity Ore- • to take the responsible dil Corjx>ration, will have more than 3 few irons in ihe ERP fires, there Is, of course, pressure to set up an interdepartmental advisory committee some place along the line. Tlie organization proposed lo Congress by the President's message, to be called the Economic Cooperation Administration, which represents Budget Bureau thinking on the Marshall Plan, is a combination of all these ideas. If the .details bore the average citizen to tears, it is only because he doesn't understand that the chief indoor sport in Washington is drawing diagrams on the paper napkins in capital cafeterias, lo •fhow lines of authority, areas of responsibility, and who is subor- dinat* to. whom. Sane people out in the hinterlands, of count,, go for crossword puzzles, handicapping the bangtails, figuring out crochet stitches or masterminding football formations. Every man to his own Insanity, as the saying Isn't, On the Washington type of mad- new, it is Congress which in ths end declrlts what form the EBP organization lakes. Congress may who is going to have ' tr "tments are sometime* employed ; up by reporting oonslbility for things ' to try to CVU5e tnls Bland to shrink, 'men's black shoe director, like Jesse Jones, to run | even cut itself In for a superad- that go wrong. This is far bigger than Herbert Hoover's World War I relief'Job. and .It will last longer. It wilt require more planning and technical proficiency than Oenera! Eisenhower's brilliant invasion of Europe. To destroy, with unlimited resources, is easy. To reconstruct, with limited resources, i* more difficult. The two men most prominently mentioned tor th* directorship thus far--ex-Senator Robert If. LaFol- letle Jr., of Wisconsin, and Ambassador to London Lewis Douglas —_ would hive a great opportunity If finally chosen. But It would be a thankless task, too. No matter how th* organization is set up. before election time next fall there will be charges of waste. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville— Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Mat hews, 50* Park street, will enjoy their 50th Christmas together tomorrow, al- tho they wih not observe their jolden; wedding annifeisary; until next November. The couple are pioneer citizens of this community and are well known here. Miss Leone Calllcut has gone to Rive*, Tenn., for a ten day holiday. Mrs. Bernie* Jones, stenographer in C. M. Buck'* office, will go to Little Rock January 4th where she Is to be employed In the of- iice of Governor-elect J. M. Futrell. European recovery. The State Department favors a single director, with sole authority and able to make quick decisions, reporting to vlsory role. All the hootln' and hol- lerin' you hear from these partj' when Congress comes back for the regular session will be over how and efficiency. Numerous congre*r sional committee* will make quickie, junkets to Europe next summer to check up on operation*. They will hurry home te tell the-voter* air the terrible things they, have discovered and what they'll do .to change them If elected. Then, in -. . . . IMS. a full-drea. regressions! in- State Agency Approves veitlgatlen. _...-_ The poor guy selected to run the show will probably have to spertd the rest ot his Washington das'* explaining why he did what to ' whom when. That's Hit real Washington hee- by-Jeebias. ig that the cheapest - - -- ...-..., ~ ~.joes on sale in a lead- It Is also believed that an enlarged ; ing capital department store are thymus may, In some cases, be the \ J17.50 per pair, cause of noisy breathing by pressure I The hottest day of the Summer on the breathing tubes. j found Johnny Meyer, the Hollywood press agent, testifying before the Senate about blondes. The ladiM themselves never appeared. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson urged Americans to go easy on the expensive beef steaks and eat 35 cent chuck roasts. He never dtd announce where he bought his. Along came Charlie Luckman, ths soap-maker who peddles'something with Irium In It. to be federal food conservationist; he said among other things that we shouldn't eat scarce chicken on Thursdays. The poulry growers said, •R-hat scarcity? Charlie returned a while later to the Irium business. The House Agriculture Committee got worked up over low-flying Army planes, frightening mink on Wisconsin fur farms until they lost their hair. A crew of movie stars testified before Congress sbout Communism; a lady climbed on a steam radiator, fell off. got a gashed scalp and never did see Oary •>•••••••••••••>•)•*» •••*>• ••••(>••*• •*)•••••••>•••••••)•••••>••*)•>••• ••»•>•>••*>• *> IN HOLLYWOOD BY KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, <NEA>. — Exclu- Ively Yours: Larry Parks' fans all ov*r the country are deluging MG-M with protest.5 over the proposed catting of Gene Kelly as Al Jolson in a sequel to 'The Jolson Story-" - • . Greer Garson hopes that her next movie, after the comedy M-O-M is planning for her, can be a school-teacher story. Sort of a "Goodby, MM. Chips." . . . Ray Milland has moved Into his new 1125,000 home. It gives him whit he's always wanted—lots of ground and lots ol privacy. Warner Brothers are plotting a musical remake of "Four Daugh- ers." the film which put the Lane Sisters and John Garfleld on the cinematic map. . . . Bob Preston InMly won his release from Paramount. He had been trying to break his contract ever since he resumed from the service. His big leet was that Alan Ladd and Ray Milland got all the good roles. Big Figure Maria Moniez's reputed settlement with UI over tile hilling on "The Exile" ranges all the way from tio.OOO to 150,000. The latter figure seems right. It would have cost that much for the studio to change all the ads. Maria, meanwhile, is counting Ihe days until hubby Jean Pierre Atimoui arrives from Paris. Another big Hollywood headache: Banks loaning money on movies McKENNEY ON BRIDGE said: "Oh, about a half hour, 1 guess." Then Boh asked, "Wh«t happens to the following program If it runs nver a half hoar?" The BBC man replied, "Oh, they'll »alt, naturally." • • • Lawrence Tiemey *nd Rita Johnson have discovered each other. ' . . . Marsha Hunt will wear a strapless nightgown for a scene in "Corkscrew Alley." What holds it up? The old reason—gravity. The gravity of what would happen it it fell down. Contract for Howard T John Howard may be up lor a Metro contract. He was in a huddle with some M-O-M executive* at the Bar of Musie. . . . The Brentwood Theater here Ju*t Introduced a baby-slttinj aerrtoe. Manager Selly Levinton keep* a list of 30 baby-sitters at the box- office. If you want to »«* a film— and baby needs watching—Levinson provide*, the sitter. M-G-M te after Harry KMi-- man and Sophie Tucker for atng- Ing role* In "Olympic Queen," which nill make for lota e« old- time *ong hit*. • • • '-^ On the set of "A Son? Is Born." one of th* Qoldwyn gals ran her fingers through the hair of a character actor and purred, "Honey, I've got news for you. Your hair Isn't wavy—it's your head that 1 * wavy." Ruffing With Top Trumpa Keys Slam BY WILLIAM E. MeKENNEY America's Card Authority Written r«r NEA Sendee A few weeks ago I went to Pittsburgh to attend the Pennsyl vanla State tournament. Bert Wllk- off and his committee did a fin* lob on that tournament, in which they had 132 pair* in th* open pair event and 31 teams-of-four. C. M. Whitehead of Pittsburgh played a very fine hand la the Ten Hospital Projects LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 2« (UPi —The Hospital Division of the State Health Department today approved and returned a club; which , he trumped In dummy with the ace of hearts. Then a small diamond is played to' the ace and the five of clubs trumped In dummy with the king of heart*. Cooper. And if I don't finish my Christmas buying, friends, you're likely to see a second installment of the Olhman year-end review. You'll know at least why It. and all the other annual roundups, we.-t written_ That's something. the applications for 10 hospital* costing more than S5,000,000. The applications are now being Now the seven of hearts was led processed by the U. s. Public Healtn and won by Whttehead with the nine. He cashed the jtck and ten of hearts, picking up the outstanding trumps, and'of course the,ace- queen-nine of club* and king of spades were good for the last four tricks. It was quite unusual to find the rufflnf all done with the top cards so that declarer would have a trump ehtry Into his own hand. Service for the government to pay one-third of the cost. The list and estimated total cost: Mena. $300,000; West Memphls- Crlttenden County. $1,200,000: Monticello-Drew County, $150,000; Malvern, $300.000: Wynne-Cross County »300,000; Crossett, $615,000: For* Smith, »»00.000; Harrison. MSO.OOO; Rogers, $286,000; and Siloam Springs $458,000. 000. to protect their investment In case of n star's illness. » # • Rita Hayworth will help Pupa Causino open another dancing school—In San Francisco. • • » Bob Hope came back from London with a funny yarn about BBC radio programing. He did a guest show on BBC and. before it started, he asked Ihe producer the leagtb it the show. The BBO man ATLANTA, Oa., D*t X. An airmail letter from the VAKQT *q» e>K taatem # J 1«7H • KM 'Twin *A4t»4» .inn* VtVtm 4W.T. t«> Pan a » Relief and Rehabilitation Administration In Shanghai was received by the United Press here yesterday. • Stamps on the envelope were listed M having cost »41iOOO— in Inflated Chinese currency. tournament against m». It wa* rather difficult to »et «o six heart* V" on this hund. I believe he and hi* Iowa ranks firal among the states of the Union In popcorn production, with Indiana t*cond. partner were th* enly pair In the. room who arrived at th* srfikll slam contract. Against six heart* I opened heart, which Whitehead wen in dummy with the »ueen, H* cashed the king of club* and led small spade, playing the queen from his own hand. I wen thto Me* with MM *o« Congressman PmMhj regi°taa HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured U.S. representative 13 Whirlpool* 14 Waken 15 Requine 18 Seine* 19 Writing (able 20 Worm 21 Depend* 23 Number 24 Till sale (ab.) 25 Tellurium (symbol) WBoae M Nickel (symbol) J« Cloyed SI Rapid 13 Hearing organ 14 Pitch 15 Expunge 17 Russian warehouse 40 Note of icsle 41 Plural ending 42.Compau point 43 Registered nurse <*b.) 44 Limb 4» Begin* SI Except J2Rlp 14 He represents J5 Trigonometric function 68 Natural fat* 18 Tidier (0 Axial cylinder* II Surplus- VERTICAL 1 Spanish horse* 2Syri«n city 3 Poem* 4 Free 5 Earth goddess «Serf 7Low 8 Comparative suffix 9 Bow 10 Two-voice song 11 Hebrew ascetic 12 Joined again 21 Garb again 22 Makes malleable S5 Torment ZTRoof material 30 Beverage 3JAfe 3$ Puffs up 1C Mast infrequent 17 Hebrew deity 3D Trims II Pslm Illy 19 Com** In 45 Partner 47 Throw 48 Exclamation 49 Rhode Iilind Cab.) 50 Musical sound 53 ResiiUnee I unit . i 5! Pouch "J 57 Anent S9FVom (preflxy

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