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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COUWER NEWS CO. • W HA1NE8. Publisher , / JAKES'L. VERHOEFF Editor PAOL D HUMAN. Advertising Manner •ol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtlmU, Memphte. Every Afternoon Except Sunday Eutcreo. as second class iiuttei at the post- ofllco »t BlythevWe. Arkansas, under act ol Con- October ». 1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj camei In the' city ot Blythevllle or_ my suburban town where carrier service Is main^J?M?S£ otTm^s. ,4.00 per ~ai 1200 for six months, 11.00 toi three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable In advanoe. Meditation I gave my mind to knowledge and to searching- and seeking wisdom and substance, and to the knowledge that wickedness Is folly and foolishness is madness.—Ecclesiastcs 7,25. H has been said that God sends ten thousand truths, wbkh fly around ui like birds, hut we rfiut our minds to them and they bring us nothing. iji th« London fiasco. But they hiwe managed to liold their gains. Their dog-in-thc-manger tactics have Europe in a turmoil. It is clear, then, that America, Britain and France must unilc their efforts to put western Germany hack on her fwet. The lluhr industry must be built up if Europe is to be revived. Otherwise the economic burden oi' Germany and her neighbors will be more than the U. S. can continue to bear. The Russian government, is initting forth its strongest efforts to make that burden unbearable. Jt will take speed, strength, wisdom and unity to block those efforts. But at least )lus«ia's i>re' tense of friendliness is about gone. The Communist adversary is in the open. And even in an economic war, it ia probably easier to fight when you can see what you are fighting. It's Up To Stalin VIEWS OF OTHERS Forgotten Wards A vigorous press exposure of the sad, disgraceful plight of the Navi.jo Indians has finally stirred the government to action. Congress took time off from voting emergency aid to Europe tb , authorize $2,000,000 in "stop-gap" relief for our forgotten wards who, ironically, are probably worse off tlinn most destitute Europeans. The shocking story of starvation, disease, infant mortality and illiteracy among the Navajos Is only the latest chapter in the shameful record. The history of broken promises, official indifference and neglect of Indian welfare is as old as our country. Let us hope that this latest chapter is also the last one. Adversary in the Open The fruitless London conference of foreign ministers has one minor accomplishment to its credit. It stripped one more veil of pretense from Russia's position and purpose in world affairs. In doing so, it showed more clearly the course that the western democracies .must follow. \ This minor accomplishment was not ^something that"'' lay only within the foreign ministers' power. Every time the democracies are able to thwart the Soviets' program, or even call the Soviets' bluff, they destroy some of that bluff and reveal more of the unadorned To Meet Inflation's Challenge program. This is a slow, wearing-away process, but perhaps it is the best hope of world peace and freedom. It may not be making the Russians less stubborn or weakening their position, but it i» certainly making their position less defensible. At the war's end Russia had helped herself to a big bite of Poland and had installed governments of her own choosing there and in Yugoslavia. The excuse was that Russia, having been invaded twice by Germany, needed friendly states on her western borders tp prevent further attacks. Russia's allies accepted this, for three reasons. What was done was done, and it might take trouble to undo it. Relations with Russia were hopeful, and the Allies' attitude was conciliatory. Besides, there was some justice in the claims. The Kremlin used the same excuse, but less successfully, when it denied popular will in the border countries through rigged elections, then purged the opposition leaders as "traitors" and "reactionaries." After that the excuse was no good. About this time, the resemblance between Stalin's methods and Hitler's began attracting attention. Both heads of state had welshed on agreement?, made "final demands" and then more demands. Both began to accuse peaceable states of encirclement and warmongering, after their other excuses became too transparently threadbare for further use. And so it has gone. Russian spokesmen are reacting more hysterically each time another demand is denied, just as German spokesmen did 10 years ago. The present nakedness of Soviet policy.does not seem to embarrass the ranting Communist politicians. They have surely lost prestige in the countries that have access to the truth through" their behavior in the United Nations, through the Communist-led ttrikec in Franc4 and Italy, and now President Truman Is forcing a decision on the issue of Inflation. He Is proposing drastic, unpalatable controls, but the alternative—continued Inflation—Is also drastic and unpalatable. The time lias come for facing up to nn unwanted choice. For, as the President points out In urging emergency aid for Europe, Inflation endangers not only Ihc aid program but America's economic and political system. It is unlikely O'at the most drastic measures Mr. Truimm proposes—limited rationing, plus price and wage controls—will be approved by congress. Possibly Mr. Truman docs not expect to get them, but is willing to have the attack center on them in hope Hint the rest of his 10-point program will survive—particularly the power to allocate scarce supplies. Allocution—rationing nt the production end— Is the heart of this program. H is far simpler than rationing at the consumer end. It entails much less regimentation and Is already svldcly practiced by Industry Itself. To let Government say where scarce materials should go is no cure- all. But it seems a necessary aiiti-ltillatlonnry step while shortages nrc acute. Of course it will have to be supported by other measures. And of course production is still Hie ultimate remedy. The President, by offering a program ol selective controls, has shifted the ground somewhat from the old debate over OPA. Many who, like ourselves, dislike blanket controls, will have to examine each of thc.sc proposals lo sec liow It, would actually work In operation. Tills task calls lor avoidance of bickering over past mistakes, an honest willingness to see what is now wise and feasible. Politically, Mr. Truman is In the difficult position of having lo defend an nnti-intlntlon program partly made necessary by his aid-to- Europ* program. But ho has also put the Republicans, who have already accepted the general Idea of nid-to-Europc, In Ihc position ol having to take some measures against Inflation. The high cost of living has become a potent is- me. The President has proposed measures to deal with It. Congress cannot simply cry "regimentation." It now has the responsibility of using some or all of the tools he suggests or of shaping others to do the job. The Impact of experience lias been changing the attitude toward controls. Today, for instance, there is wide agreement that restrictions on Installment buying imist bo imposed. Apparently there will be much willingness In congress to extend nnd strengthen export controls -although some einuarrawiing questions should be asked as to why Ihcse have not been betler used. There Is also very wide support for the allocation of scarce materials and o[ transjiortation facilities. The proposals for inducing marketing oi livestock to save grain and for expanding tlie Agriculture Department's conservation program will be examined with some care by an economy-minded Congress, but may prove a good buy. The big debate will come on proposals lor rationing key commodities p.r.ci for limited price and wage controls. If it were not that any ra- Trumans Blamed for Cthmans' Candelabra-less Christmas Sunday School Lesson By William E. Gllroy, D. D. The Book of Revelation was written at a time tnd under circumstances In which, If there tits ever occasion of doubting God's presence and power and eternal rule, it was then. An evil dictatorship was In power, with an emperor demanding not only the political allegiance of his subjects, but religious worship of him as well. And If he did not have the power to compel obedience, he did have tna i power to inflict cruel suffering and death upon thaw worshipers of tlu true God, who, though otherwise good and law-abiding, refused to commit the sacrilege of bowing to a blasphemous potentate. Was the potentate, then, su- reme because he hid the power o persecute and kill? If the saints lad believed that, they would not lave had the faith or the courage o defy him. It was to confirm them 11 that faith that the Book of Revelation was written. It is a Book full of mystery, with magery and «ymbols to which those or whom it was written had the key. But If portions of It now seem difficult .its message as a whole is 4> By Frederick C. Othmin (United Pr«s Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UP) — I hate to blame President and Mn. Truman, but If they hadn't been so hospitable a' couple of weeks ago I'd have had a Christmas gift under the tree yesterday morning. As It Is, all she got was a bottle f lilac-smelling goo. And almost iot even that, if Schulte's Drug itorc had been closed when I got iff work. This Is strictly the fault of the president and his wife. They never should have Invited the Oth- mans to the White House. We appreciated the Invlatlon to he reception for the press, you understand. I had my white shirt washed; my bride lengthened the iem in her skirt to give it the new look and there we were, standing in the East room two weeks ago, wait- Ing to shake the presidential hand. Mrs. O., looked up at the three magnificent crystal candelabra, which sparkeled like overgrown diamonds and threw out multi-colored beams from their facets, like 10,000 rainbows. "The most beautiful things I ever saw," she said. She kept eyeing 'em speculatlvely. Later. I went shopping for a Christmas chandelier at the first opportunity. The lady showed me a beauty, about a tenth of the size of the president's, and I said I'd take it. That'll be $2, clear and plain. In noble and beau- 100, she said, getting out her order itul passages, such as those that pad. constitute this lesson. It sets forth the truth concerning God's eternal rule, and the triumph of the faith- tllp, I said. She was a smart saleslady. Sh« caught on. She walked me under tiers of candelabra hanging ful in a world of light and life f rom the salesroom celling. They and glory. | go t smaller as we went along. In But we must catch the note of tne last row she po^t^ out one eternity, as well as of rule, it we i tnat compare d to the president's as would understand this message. a gnat does ^ an e i ep h a nt. "Very beautiful," the lady said. "Very simple. Genuine Czechoslovakian crystal and very easy to keep There is a verse of * hymn that sass: "God's purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour. Political Situation Thoroughly Mixed for Voters Who Must Elect President During Crucial Era The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will b« the flower." That is in a hymn concerning faith and doubt In relation to God's BY PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA)—Of all the crazy, mlxed-up political situations ever strung up for the American voters to gawk at, today's picture takes the all-time surrealistic grand prize. 1. The conservative wing of the Republican Party seems hell-bent on electing a Democrat for Presi- clean because there Is very littlo to It," She was using too many verys .A to suit me, but here at least was * " crystal chandelier exactly like Pres- to pay for it. The ideal Christmas gift, obviously. I gave the lady my money and told her to wrap It up. of price controls, easing up on tent' safeguards against, overexpansion about^wnlch'there'^'a trrneie'ssness. She was "-Shast. controls, ending the veterans' hous- of credit. Crippling anti-trust laws. \' , ____ ( -_». (n.i-t-.,.., i n q. r in«urp 1 Sne aa ' d " nad lo *"* Polished i,,,. nvnnro™ n,,'rl _T,ar-tIn<r (™,r,v, I rf_ Dnivicltlnn tn inar.fnft. • hmi«lrml" coiibiaiiv uuuuHiu: ui sx-nymic f, i Then dismantled. Each ntec« providence. It Is well meant, but I w t Truman ., except that lt wa do not think that it Is quite sound t to h A , w afford or wholly true. Some purposes ot God do ripen fast and are easily apprehended, but not all. There are purposes that ripen slowly, and Ing program and enacting tough la- Opposition to low-cost housing bor legislation are unpopular, could programs. Ending full employment. If they are, maybe the Republicans had better change their "mandate" and do something about ! , ,"" y p "J«'" m ""?' these high prices, or els e reconcile j ^^^"P* themselves to electing Democrats | ?„ .," rn ,J?A.. . „; in 1948. dent in 1948. 2. The liberal wing of the Democratic Party Is doing its darndest to see that a Republican gets elected. , . . 3. Propaganda of the Communist S"?,** '° SpMt thB Party ,in the U.S. makes people want to become reactionaries. 4 The reactionaries for their « ,. t<r ii n *.»'r. • Ideas Reminiscent Of The 1890-s Any program Incorporating such many people 1890's—or at least to the 1920's. A return to boom and bust. Such policies are bound ther uier to »•"» is on the need ol patience. Jesus spent many years of preparation before His real ministry began. Paul had many silent years, some in far-off Arabia, before ne felt first. Then dismantled. Each pleca packed In cotton batting. Crated. Delivered on a truck with spelcal soft springs. Carried into the house by men with crepe rubber soles on their shoes and hung to the celling S ready for his missionary Jour- ?" elr snoes ana nun B u> me ceuuig H . No'man lived nearer * the ** •*"•«*' l^'T Jit"^ Democratic Party. Left-wing and Communist propa political embrace a system far to the jof anything in the 'New Deal left . ._. gaucia could not be more Inept. part, by every word and deed, make • It is so bad that every blast from Independent voters think there may ( Vishinsky. Molotov, or even the be something to this socialistic New York Daily Worker can be re- stuff after all. printed in lull or quoted from 115. Labor organizations, by their berally with perfect safety. Instead newly-intensified political activities, I of making converts to communism, ar c solidifying the positon of ant-1 it turns Americans against the labor forces that want to curb the • Moscow line. If any proof of that unions still further. \ Is wanted, look at the way the A- 6. Finally, employer groups are j merican labor movement has clean- advocating economic policies which ed house In the past year, and how only lead to their O'.vn ruin and it has come out In full support a depression, if experiences of the of the Marshall Plan, which Eu- last mean anything, anct If history ! ropean Communists are working their hardest to sabotage, popularity Vice-versa, the attitude taken by a few leaders of American business does repeat. President Truman's has risen steadily since the November, 194G, election low. The polls show it's staying high. This Is not • alarming. A swing to reaction' now could easily be followed by a. counter- swing to something like Britain's Socialism. Sincere anti-Communists and believers in capitalism say there is as much to fear from too much conservatism as there Is from liberalism. New political stirrings of the AFL, CIO and railway brotherhoods are aimed primarily at defeat of congressmen who voted for the Taft-Hartley law. Instead of scaring these congressmen^ however, this new political agitation by .the labor unions has only served to make the law-makers talk about! tightening up on the Taft-Hartley God's rule is eternal. It Is not of passing pomp and power, like the rule of men. It Is not always eas- ths ily perceived in the short or nar- —' row vision, but, in the long processes ot life and history, the prov- idences and Judgments of God that murk His eternal rule, are unmistakable. The world is strewn with the wrecks of the earthly empires of rulers who defied the living God, In this era of Inflation is genuinely act. to make it tougher. due to anything in particular that the Democrats have done. Democratic Prestige Reflects Ui jiublicim Decline ' They advocate: Return to a longer work week. A freeze on minimum wage levels. Tax cuts which This sentiment for still more curbs on labor will get stronger if the unions bring on another wave of strikes to get their third- Any riie in Democratic prestige' groups. Opposition to any lower- Is nothing more than a measure ing of prices. Opposition to all of Republican decline since 1946. If plans for allocation of scarce ma- that is the case .there may be some- tcrlals. Killing off the reciprocal discrlminnte against low-income , round cast-of-llving wage increas- thing wrong with the. Republican i trade program for increasing world Evcrytl program. It, couldn't be that killing I trade and imports. Opposition to | work oul es next spring. And more restrictive labor legislation can only lead to greater political activity by the unions. seems to tiomug plan takes months to prepare, Congress might xvell ask first for a trial of allocations. Bui so sound a businessman as Senator Flanders has been convinced by the evidence, presented to his committee on living costs that rationing of key commodities may be iiLcc.ssary. Price ceilings should be the last resort. Unhappily this program is already the center ol a political battle. Opponents s\re lacking wildly about a return to OPA and dictatorial methods. Tliis is as far-fclchcd as the claims of those who iliink controls nre a patuicca. We need sober, reasoned study to determine what eflcct these proposals would actually have. We need fair consideration of alternatives. Infla'ion is a real and present danger. It should be tackled with some of Ihc patriotism and resolution the war dangers evoked. Other nations have halted inflation—and kept their liberties. Americans can do tt, too, il tiicy renlly want to. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. t just backwards IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent McKENNEY ON BRIDGE South wilh the king of clubs and West won with the ace. On this North played the five of clubs, not the deuce. When West continued with the Jack of clubs, North played the seven-spot and East the nine. Now West could not tell whether North held the deuce of clubs, or East. If he had continued with a club, declarer would have had to trump in dummy with the queen ol hearts, and this would have established a trump trick for East. However, the lady would not risk giving the opponents a sluff and a ru'f, so she returned the eight of hearts, which was won In dummy with the queen. Declarer had three losing clubs and a losing spade- How could he save a trick? He wanted to set the sp&de suit, but if he played a small spade, West, who was fairly well marked with the ace of spades from the bidding, in all likelihood would go right up with it. Trying to get West to play low, South led the spade queen. Perhaps some women would have fallen for the play, but this little lady i. She said she'd do her night. And was the candelabra gong into a new house. Not exactly, I said. But th» plasterers were hurrying the remodeling job, thft carpenters were nearly finished in the dining room, and 1 expected the paper hangers to get started in another couple of dayi. The lady came close to fainting. In" all her years in the crystal chandelier business, she said, she'd never heard anything like this. Sh« said I must not have owned a crystal job before. She said get thfl louse finished and the carpets laid and then she'd deliver my bride'! Christmas gift. -And not before, under any circumstance. ."Mercy," sh» said, being an elderly saleslady. So it is that Christmas will comfl o my bride in February, maybe. 1 only hope she doesn't get too angry with President and Mrs. Truman. It's their fault. But they did mean well. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — By Ersklnc Johnson , in a fall at NEA Stall Correspondent j tiiipino Is entertaining 1 HCLLi'WOOD, (NEA). — Bing | mother-in-law, Mrs. Ida .....-••--------•-•---•-•• went up with the ace anyway. When ier' Iutu» »:>^>»^^^^>^^^ ' her partner p* o^the deuce of Crosby's recent battles with Hollywood fun magr.zine and press photographers will have a happy climax. Sing, probably realizing lie was out of line, will give the lens- men a purty at the ChaiHcclnir. ol St. Louis. Collie gent. . . . The next big novelty sons hit will be "Loaded Pistol, Loaded Dice." Phil Harris and Dale Evans have recorded it. j Rcz Russell, who hasn't had a Who Plays Better, or the Hcclv Lamarr's current ambi- I picture out in '47, will make up for IV WII.I-IAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority \Vriltcn for NEA Service spades, West played the ten of clubs, and the hand went down to dcleat. Mr. and Mrs. John I,. Finley Jr., spent ths weekend In Memphis. B. B. Naliey of Dayton, O., and former chief of police here, spent Christmas with his daughter, Mrs. B. J. Allen and family. Mrs. C. R. Babcock is a patient at the Memphis Methodist hospital. The Rev. P. Q. Rorie and soft, Paul Jr., are 111 from influenza. while the blood of the martyrs is still the seed of the Church. The Christ is still conquering, and God has plenty of time to fulfill HiJ purposes. Army Prosecutor lion is to do a Broadway play. Sh reading .scripts like mad. . Dorothy Kirstcn. the blonde Met opera star, will get a Grace Moore buiUl-up on the fcroeTi tins .spring ' at 20th Century-Fox. . . . E.eancr Parker's doctor has ordered her to lvvvood from Broadway, he was tak- t:ike it easy until March - when ^ to , hc offjce of a studlo blg . she keeps that date with the stor». jhol [Q hcar ft prcss aeenl read a Although Dad is busy now playing with electric trains and mother is thinking about refreshments for those who drop in during the holidays there is still a great deal of George Murphy tells it on him- bridf , c p - aye d during this season, self. When he first arrived in Hol- with three in '48—"Mourning Becomes Elcctra," "Th= Velvet Touch" and a Columbia comedy. The Slate Department has been talking to Doug Fairbanks Jr., about doing a diplomatic chore in England. Dc:iiina Durbin li.i.s only 13 months to go bciorc finishing her 14-year contract at UI. Deann.i won't sign another unless it provides limo for her to do a Broadway show. . . . Hurt Lancaster Rets a change of pace as the shy, ba.s'n- lui, idealistic son of Eddie Robin- news story the studio was releasing about George's film debut. "You see, George," the blj- i shot explained, "we want to present you in an important llRht. [ I Now let us hear the new* announcement on our new star." I | Facts, He Say« ! I 'Hie press agent started off his story with "George Murphy, Broadway musical star, has been signed," etc.. etc. The next sentence toid about ho.v Ihc big-shot discovered son in "All My Sons." Gcorsc. The next sentence and the in 1'atls ncxi went on and on about the big- E\en men's shirts arc padded in shot's astuteness, his contribution Hollywood. to the film industry, how he knew Lester Goldberg. Hie movictown talent and what a great, smart, custom shirlmaker. sheepishly con- AK V 10975 42 » 863 *7S2 * AG4 vs 1075 + AJ106 43 N W E S Dealer V J6J • K942 + Q9 *QJ 1083 »AKQ • AQ J Tournament— Neither vul. South West North East 14 2 + Pass Pass Double Pass 2» Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening— +Q 26 SO THEY SAY The coal miners have had cnovish—In fact too much—of government meddling in coal ai- fairs, and we want no more of it.—John L. Lewis, president, UMW. » • » Russia could lake over Europe In 21 hours U 11 saw fit to do so.—Rep. Charles A. Eaton (R) of New Jersey. tnat he is responsible for a lot ot those uisjcd loks you see on the screen and in Hollywood night clvib,'. "It's easy," Goldberg iolll me. "A little cotton padding In the shoulders ami a detachable hih- likt affair lo fill out Ihc chest." Woody Herman's songstress, Jed N'cy. is np lor a lihn contract at Fox. . . . George "Bullets" Durgom, the Hollywood agent,' and Doris Schumacher have canceled the wedding bells. Frank King of tlit producing King Brothers is the Mrs. Paul Lukai broke her arm HOR1ZONTAI, 1,8 Pictured chief of American staff of prosecutors abroad 14 Interstices 15 Fancy 16 Posture colossal, brilliant and terrific gny . The same discussions will come U lliis big-shot was. George's name at these gatherings. was m-vcr mentioned again. shot beamed and said: "See, that's the kind of » story I like nn our players. Dlgnitled, b.tscd on truth and full of facts." Mp.xie's with. "There's a girl who has dishpim hands so bad they looi ] like loci." . . . There will be noth- ' inr, duilish about Roy Rogers' new ; 380-acrc ranch 63 miles from Hollywood. He'll raise oats and barley on 220 acres. VERTICAL 1 South American mammals I Secret 3 Minor 4 Enemy 5 Chemical suffix 6 Grade 17 Pair of horses 7 Horne(I 19 Pilaster ruminant 20 Belongs to it 8Dl ,r a tion 21 Sequence 8 Advcrtisc- 23 December ment (ab.) • (ab.) 10 Verily 24 Rhode Island 11 Ground (ab.) 12 Musteline 25 Near mammals 26 Higher 13 Responds 28 Right (ab.) 29 Ascend 31 School group 33 Fish 34 Vehicle 35 Contempt 37 Habitat plant forms 40 Either 18 Three-toed sloth 21 More severe 22 Achievement 25 Startle 27 Location 30 Past 32 Constellation 35 Comfort 36 He is prosecuting war 38 Stage 39 Emphasize 45 Soil' 47 Female sheep ; (pl.) 4 8 Parent 49 Roman date 50 Dry 51 Care 53 Owing 55 Expire 57 Senior (ab.) I 59 Masler of cer-| emonies (ab.) ' One subject frequently argued George sit puzzled but .the big- ' about Is. who plays better bridse, -;---* men or women? I will not attempt ] 41 Myself to answer that question. But on-; | 42 Compass point dlllerciice Is. in my opinion, that i 43 Dirninutiv* men use more strategy in the game ! suffix i ihan women. A man likes lo out- • 44 Cover Cmedvan Phil Foster squelched wit his opponents and will E et more I 46 Lacking feminine heck.er at Slapsy i Urn out ol that than executing a. 51 Manager; (ab.) nice squeeze play. | »2 Among A woman is inclined to think that • 54 Walk In water eveiy hand has a right and • ! SSDrtadtul wrong answer. I 58 Whit* lead Toa.iy's hand Illustrates this the- I 58 Stoats ory. There were two men in th<s 60 Natural f»ts North and South positions, with siWithdr»wi two women East and West. g The opening le»d waa covered W • io Read Courier New« Want Ad« Jffc 1 W

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