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PACK SDC rAtirr.) ctiunreit JVEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1948 THE BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAOV O HUMAN. Advertliln* Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. MemphU. PuWlshett Every Afternoon Except Sun da j Enterea u second class m»tt«r at the post- onio* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct ol Con- Cress, October ». XfllT. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrtei in th« city ol Blylhevllle or any iuburba-i to«n where carrlei service Is main- talned, ZOc per week, or tec per month By mall within a radius ol 50 miles. $4.00 per vear 12 00 for six months. $1.00 toi three months; by tnaii outside 50 mile lone. $10.00 per ' payable In advance. _ _. veal Meditation Thou\shalt come lo Ihy grave In a full age, like as a shock of con) Cornell) In In his season. —Job 5:26. • • • An old ate serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland nitht, shall Ica.l thce lo thy jravc.— Wordsworth. A Difference in Differences besides be- Slow Torture The International Military Tribunal, trying Hicieki Tojo and others, liave sat through some 300 days of the Tokyo war crimes trial. Now they are being subjected to a reading of Tojo's autobiography and alibi—64,000 words of it! Under those circumstaces there seems to be some question about who is being punished—the former Jap war lord, or the long-suffering representatives of the victorious nations. He's Gunning for Rabbits This Season UwToSHooT THEM/ THEY HAVe Too VIEWS OF OTHERS Greece Warms Up Differences of opinion ing what muke horse races, can be a source of wisdom or a cause of war. They can create crises or solve them. It all depends, of course, whether the differences deal with aims or methods. There is a sharp disagreement today between two branches of our government over foreign policy. But it is not quite clear whether some .memburs of Congress oppose the Marshall Plan because it will cost too much or because they don't want any long-range program to aid European recovery. Two things, however, are certain. The various economic and political crises in Europe are not helped by the fact that they are taking place in a year when Americans elect a new President and most of a new Congress. And American candidates, whether they favor or oppose the Marshall Plan, will find it hard to resist the temptation of mixing domestic politics awl foreign policy. If they don't resist successfully, it is quite possible that both Europe and the U. S. will lose heavily. If differences of opinion on European aid are raised for the sake of political advantage, the resulting program is in danger of being too little and too late. . For that reason we hope that all those concerned with the decision will take to heart Rep. Charles Eaton's statement of his feelings about this vitally important job of legislation. As chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the venerable New Jersey Republican (he will be 80 in March) was asked what he thought of a move within his party to draft a GOP counter-program of recovery. "I .would no more formulate a strictly Republican program," he said, "than fight a prize fight with one hand tfed behind my back. My view is that the first duty of statesmanship in both parties-^in the executive branch as well as in Congress—will be lo get together and develop at least the principles of a world policy that is neither Republican nor Democratic, but American. "If we could unite to fight the last war of destruction, in the name of God why can't we unite now for construction '!" Such lalk will cause some of Mr. Eaton's Republican colleagues to pin the "me, too" label on him. Yet he has demonstrated that he is not using his position as committee chairman lo rubber-stamp the Marshall Plan, although he is accused of il. He holds with the tradition that one Congress should not commit another to a continuing policy. "We should accept the policy of the reconstruction of Ihe free nations of Europe, recognizing that it will take several years," he says, "but we should only appropriate for one year." Mr. Eaton also thinks that the $17 billions that Mr. Truman asks for the over-all program is loo much, am l indicates that he would vole to reduce it. He says his impression is that ihe President has followed "the respectable custom of asking for more than he expects to get." But Mr. Eaton differs on means, not motives. He clearly recognizes that the fight against Communist subjugation of Europe will need two fists, although the fists happen to bear different party labels. He approaches ihe fight as * statesman, not a politician. A Communist state has been proclaimed in northern Greece and the border 'liBliting has become moic Intense. There Is no use in pretend- Ing that these development do not- indicate a worsening of the situation. It is obvious lhal monetary support lor thc Oicek Government and the presence of the Ghswold mission in Athens have not been enough lo shut oil pressure from Ihe direction ol Soviet-dominated Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. Those countries may now be expected lo recognize Ihe new "government" proclaimed by Gen. Markos Viiiades, to grant it the status ol a belligerent, and even openly to send arms to Its forces. That certainly would mean a new headache for llic United Slates to a sterner Implementation of the Truman Doctrine. If so, Washington cannot avoid Its commitments. Certainly, there can be no backing down without an undermining of the American antl- Communlit position everywhere. If we do not mean business In Greece about which the president spoke so firmly, then other nations will wonder If we really mean business anywhere. On the other hand, If the United States Government slicks to its guns In Greece, there may be an abatement of pressure there and elsewhere, too. Obviously inspired from Moscow, .the latcsl Greek move may well be a miner clumsy Kremlin effort to test the liber ol American Intentions. It may be an attempt lo discover whether our firmness goes beyond the conference table. Strong evidence that it does may persuade Ihe Politburo to be a little more careful about its provocation and pushing. Interesting in Ibis connection is the belief ol American intelligence officers that Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia has been warned that, if he carries his truculence from talk into action at Trieste, Moscow will abandon him. It might be the same story In Greece: A willingness on the part of the Kremlin to support thc fomenting of friction, but an unwillingness to follow through into the shadows of war. There are many reasons to believe that thfl Russian formula is one of calculated and colossal bluff. If so, It Is a bluff Hint the United States can call. This country simply must stand its ground—and, In the meantime, il would not hurl lo stimulate, in Greece especially, little more of the genuine democracy which is the ultimate answer to Russian and every other variety of totalitarianism. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Successor to Othman Thinks Mice May Be Smarter Than Men THE DOCTOR SAYS » Effective today Harman W. Nich- ,ols will wrile the daily Washington 'dispatch formerly done by Frederick C. Othinan, who will be syndica- led. Nichols' features have been ear- By Edwin f. Jordan, M. B. r i c ^ on the UP wires for several Written for NEA Service years under St. Louis and Chicago Opium Is obtained from the juice datelines Following is the first of of a certain kind of poppy, grown Nicno | s stories. They will be carried mostly In far eastern countries. , tlmc . . week Opium and Us dcrlvaltves have ' £lx ... .... , been eaten, smoked, or inhaled! B - v "»"""» «• M « ho1 ' .. practically since the dawn of his- i (United Press Staff Correspondent) lory. I WASHING ION, Jan. D In medicine, opium or, more often, substances which are extracted from it, such as morphine and codeine, are a blessing because they reduce pain without causing unconsciousness. Indeed, the use of I morphine alone has saved Untold millions from intolerable sufferings. | Fog Needs to Be Cleared From Marshall Plan To Give Americans Clear View of Fundamentals <UP> — A reporter poking his nose Into the Washington wcnc for the first time Is apt to become a little confused. For one thing, the town Is built on the bias where East becomes either Northeast or Southeast. Ditto West. A man can get lost. For another, you can't always Unfortunately, these drags cannot j find out what you want to know, be taken for long periods of tln« ! Say you want to learn what the peo- vlthout causing undesirable effects, pie who count do for a living, so More and more of the drug is re- [you consult the capllol hill Bible, quired in order to produce the de- | the congressional directory. There sired relief of pain. People who you may find out and you may not. continue taking drugs of this group u says lhat Hie secretary of war's lor a long lime are likely to de-(job is to win wars; the postmaster i-elop a craving for them. | general sees that the mails go This can become so serious that j through: the secretary of interior the person who has formed the t looks after thc interior, etc. But habit—or addiction, as doc-toes call what about the boss—Ihe Preside:;*,, il—will even commil crime in order to gel supplies of the drug w nn ted. The symptoms of thc opium or mcrphlnc habit come on gradually. For months, the health may be little disturbed, The dose, however, hn.s lo bo increased cra'lually Oiy? Ihc habit is well-formed, thc victim feels mentally depressed and is likely to suffer from vague symptoms in the stomach or bowels The directory letl-s what everybody is supposed lo do but him. It says "executive branch" and goes into White House personnel—subordinates. In fact, you get clear back to Page 309 before you learn who the President is. You find it's a man whose initials are HST. Address Pennsylvania Avenue, between 15th and 17th Streets. Phone National 1414. whenever thc effect of a dose has worn off. The confirmed addict becomes thing, prematurely He's a busy man all right, even if the book doesn't say what he . ,, ,! ought to be doing. Right now he's s , | busy with plans for a balcony on " > Ihe South side of the big house. Word leaked out that he drew th* > ay. BARBS Too many auto drivers refuse to wake up even after they're pinched. • » * » A Massachusetts woman left her, husband becaufte he shipped her while she slept. Men fft bolcier and bolder! By Peter Krlson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA). — President Truman's message on the Marshall Plan was sent to Congress on the Itlsl day of the special session, along with a State Department 240-page "Outline of a European Recovery Program." The question of just what it's all about has besn lost sight of. however. In the meantime, critics of thc Marshall Plan idea have been having field day. Ther e will probably be a month of public hearings on the plan before Senate mid House Foreign At- fairs Committees, another month of floor debate before a bill to authorize the European Recovery Program can be voted on. and then another month of hearings and more floor debate before money is appropriated to carry It out. It is only then that a definite answer can be given on what the Marshall Plan rcnlly is. It EGA—thc Economic Co-ooeralion Adminislration —is in business by April I, It will be a miracle. In all this fog of millions of words and millions nf figures, the real nature and intcnl ol Ihe Marshall Plan arc apt to be lost again. , It therefore becomes necessary to i keep clearly In mind just what the , Marshall Plan fundamentals really arc. Four BASIC Questions Involved Unless you wish to become Involved in a mire of trade statistics, administrative detail and political bickering, there arc really fov basic questions: Why is it nrr I -avy to have anv Marshall Plan a> ail? Can the United Slates afford to finance It Couldn't if be done some other way for less money? What would happen it nothing were done? ' .. • As to Ihe first question, there are only two big Industrial areas in the world—the U. S. and western Europe. Before the war, they made about 95 per cent of the world's manufactured goods. Only one of those areas is now capable of full production—the U. S. It Is therefore called upon to produce more than Us share. Until Ihe European | productive machinery can be put back in operation, the world's shor- : tage of goods Is bound to continue i And inflation—far more serious In olher countries than In the U. S.— will also continue. The only choice for the U. S -is to restore European production. \ Can the U. S. afford to finance this effort? The answer given is thai it has made far greater efforts in the past, without harming its economy. Estimated costs of tile four-year Marshall Plan are put at S17 uillion. This is about 5 p?r cent of the S340 billion which the U. S. spent in four years of war It is less than the 521 billion worth fluence of the drug, irritability and ! restl»ssness are common. Sleep may ; be disturbed. Appetite and digestion are upsel. Lengthy Treatment I The treatment Is difficult and 1 .... takes a long time. It can be done '"eluding the press This is no I successfully, as a rule, only In an j P iace for Iolks who » k « to 5tarit » institution where gradual with- j ]|P drawal of the drug mid other can be successfully car- blue print for same without consulting the Misters Taft, Stassen. Dewev, Martin or Wallace. Which may be beside the point. tt Washington is a town loaded with* individualists and the pampered, smaller Marshall Plan, perhaps, i r [ C[1 OT ,t Tlie answer given here is that, as : Although opium. in any new business, the greatest | other members of danger of failure is in not giving | anf j have been of enormous bene- it enough capital. on their hind legs and drinfe like a man. It's strictly & sit-down drinking crowd, by law. Among the rugged, the newcomer morphine, and ' learns, is Rep. Clare Hoffman, R., this srroiip are ' Mich. He probably is the only man 1 in ">he world who wears one-pocket fit to humani , they arr- powerful ; suits. The gentleman from Michigan wants the Marshall Plan to tall. Americans who oppose the Marshall Plan are thus piaving the Communist frame. The reason the Russians don't want Ihe Marshall Plan lo succeed Is that the Communists want to control the wes left his manuscript in his other supervision I suit - T1 >at won't ever happen again. OtjvTION: what would be the : The only pocket he has now is the his If It is then held that the U. S. [drugs and their long-continued use | once went out to make a speech and should do nothing at all. the con-| is hazardous except under medical " '" ' sequences of such a stcn must be carefullv weighed. Soviet Russia ~-~ .— - ---- . L cnuse of a catract In a woman over pants one, where he carries 65. in very rood physical condi- handkerchief and carfare and notfi- tidn? will dlcl or eye trealment f ing else, not 'even gum or a pencil, cure It? - 1 Tne Wa 8s in the press coop crack —M. N. 1 that if Representative Hoffman ANSWER: The cause "f most i ever gets to be boss, they'll have to ' cataracts is not known. The ap- , strike the pocket veto off the books. tern European productive area— the richcit prize in the world, next to America. If the Euronean Industrial area falls to the Communists, the effects on the U. S would be catastrophic. It might mean the end of free-enterprise world trade. It would mean that all thc business of Eurono would be carlclized under o[ relief doled out by the U. S. ; n^A Communist-slat" controls, since V-J Day. ' American exoorls to Eurone would The first year cost is put at S6S . ccase immediately, and American billion, which is but 3 per cent of jmtiorts from Europe would be shut the U. S. national income. The ' off. fourth year's cost is put at $2.5 bil- | T | 1( , inevitable result of this lion, which is 1 per cent of present wouW ne a major American de- annual income. | pression American product*™ items Europe needs worst ' p,^],, hn cut bv a fourth—or SoO penrance of a cataract, howayer, j Even the corridors of the capitol requires careful eeneral physical! ilself are baffling lo the very new examination as well as examination , iu Washington. They are something of thc eyes. Diet does not affect like the mazes the scientists run cataracts, but they can b e I mice through to see how smart they wullv treated, in most cases, by i are. The mice, of course. Mice must surgery. I be a lot smarter than people because — ] the people get lost. In the final first-look at the city there are a couple of disturbing things. Reporters scalter pell-mell for telephone when they have a slory, like they do in the movies. And cuspidors for senators are provided Seven When a shoulders. wrestler loses, everything; falls on his A Kentucky man nmclc a model firlrilc nut oT 5029 toothpicks. Figlilcrs olten make a series of d&nres out of one maleli. • * • A midwest police chief prescribes music as a cure for crime. Who catches the criminals so they can face the music? will pinch the American economy. They are petroleum products, bread comc grains, nitrogen fertilizer, steel, in- •dnstdal and farm machinery, and freitriil cars Because these items arc in short supnly all over the world, furni^untr t'lem in quantity to Europe may force American prices still higher. Like Rusiness. Plan Nereis Wor-klns Capital If it is felt that thc U. S. cannot stand the impact of this full burden. It may be asked if thc Job not be done lor less money—by a _, cut by billion a year. With lhat would severe unemployment. The cost of the relief bills in thc U. 3. might easily be greater than the 15 rears Ago In Blytheville— "'M'i'."aii'd"Mr's. E. M. Tern,' motored . to Memphis last night for the lee- on request, only. ture given by Richard Halliburton | at Gocdwin Institute. Floyd Aclon and Oliver Coppedge No. 1735. Estate of G. C. Wadley, deceased. First and Final report of cost ol the European Recovery Program. Moreover if the U. S. stuck to its traditional free-enterprise system. it would have to prepare for another war. And the cost of national defense [or America, alone in the world and without allies, might easily outstrip the cost of the Marshall Plan. The drivers. Thompson, were not injured but the cars were damaged considerably. IN HOLLYWOOD BY F.RSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent men's national-lcain-of-fonr cham- I pionship, for an interesting hand; ! he cave me Kravatz is NOTICE OF ACCOUNTS OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS FILED Notice is hereby given that during the month of December 1947 the following accounts of Executors and Administrators have been filed for settlement and confirmation in the ; Probale Court for Ihe Chickasawbi. District ol Mississippi County, Ar- liled December 9, 1947. No. 17S9. Estate of Albert E. Bennett, deceased. Final report of Mrs. Willie L. Bennett, Administratrix filed December 11, 1917. All persons interested in the settlements of any of the above estates are warned to file exceptions (hereto, if any have they on or before the sixtielh day following the filing of the respective accounts, : failing which they will be barred lorever from excepting to the ac- the one shown today. | fcansas and that such accounts with smart card player. | t i, c j r respective filing dates are as lOllOWSL SO THEY SAY HOLLYWOOD. (KEA) —Hollywood is growing up. Slowly, by degrees, you can the signs of growing pains around the town. A few people are pecking out of the rut. Olhcrh will follow That's how it goes in Hollywood. Somebody starts ol in another direction, somebody yells. "They went I thai way." and there'* a mad rush One-half to one-third of what the adminis- Iralion wants should do the job. Sen. Walter F. Gcoigc iD> of Georgia, discussing the foreign- aid plan. * • « Every country In continental Europe stands to lose the batllc against communism unless tlie U. S. gives prompt financial help.—Will Clayton, former undersecretary of ttale. I don't know whether we'll ever get to a point where we will all work together. There's always some guy handy to throw in a monkey wrench.—Henry Ford 11, head, Ford Motor Company. • • • w From what I saw in Europe I'm sonvlnhcd lliat Ihe U. S. should adopt universal military training and be prepared for anything.—Tyrone Power, film star. * * • A free market works vastly better than letting bureaucrats dream up prices from swivel chairs.—"Lewis H, Brown, chairman, Johns Mans- villc' Corp. The rush act being worked on Congress is a Phony—Sen. Joseph H. Ball (R) of Minnesota, * • * There is nothing so terrible as the pursuit of art by lh«c wlio have no lalcnt.—Somerset Maugham, author. of thc Investigation of Hollywood by the Tnomas Un-American Ac- ti'vitit-s Committee in Washington. II did this—It Jarred Hollywood enough lo make thc studios comc out sohdlly against Communists In the film industry. Fans Forced ClianRe For six weeks. I ran a campaign against the ftlniiiiR of Ihe slory ol Al Caponc. Your letters showed Hollywood that you were fed up with thc crime pictures they had been giving you—the glorification of gangsters And hoodlums. As a direct result of your protests, the Motion rieturc Producers' Association chanced the production cotlc lo outlaw RAIIC- strr mines, killer lilies, and life stories of criminals. Thai «as one of the hip steps In Hollywood's irrowim up. During lhat campaign, I called one ot Hollywood's most famous actors and asked him II he \vmild play the life of Caponc il he were oflc-rcd llic part. He Mid he dicln'l know, lhal lie would have to lalk to his studio and his agent. He should have said: "No, 1 wouldn'l play llir part of Caponr under any clrcum%tsiKCs." Now another lop box-office star has a statement lo make. He 'has seen the handwriting on the wall, and his decision Indicates a very smart move. Dana Andrews made a picture recently In which llic Ihcmc of tr.c plot v.a- mnrtrrjr. trouble. DunV part called (or him' lo leave hi wife and run ol with anolher woman. When the picture was released. Dana would not let his • see! own children go to esc it. , His rrasoii—lie did not want j Ms children lo sec trim play the j parl of a licel on llic screen. , Dana got lo thinking about that one. Now he has comc to a decision, i Dana's Ultimatum Dana says that he will not accept any role for any picture on Ihr scrrcn which he would not want his children, or anybody else's children, to sec. I tell you, Hollywood is growing up. If Dana Andrews says he won't make pictures which arc not fit for children, then other stars will be making Ihe same statement, and sticking to it. If enough of them make this statement, the quality of screen entertainment will improve one hundred per cent. And \vlu-n Hollywood comes of :IRC, thrv will br imV.inp adult piclurcs anil children's pictures as two separate kinds of entertainment. AS542 K 7 108 A ,\ 8 7 5 Kravatz * A Q 9 7 V -\ Q 8 « .1 fi 4 3 #03 N W E S Dealer A 16 » in 4 j 2 * A Q 7 A J A K ina W ) OGS » K «) 5 2 AK6 Tournament—Neither South West Nnrth Pass Pass I A i Pass 2N T. 3N.T Pass Pass Opening—* J East Pnss Pass Pass does not always have only four. If li e does, he can show it by bin- i ding two no trump as Kravatz did [ on this hand. ' day of January, 1343. Elizabeth Blythe County and Probate Clerk ' • By Stella Cain Deputy Clcr:< I'rrvlnua Pu»Te British Official but he admit led he was lucky to "gel away with this one." He covered th e opening 'club Icac with dummy's king. West won ant returned » club, which Kravat? (North! won with the queen. Now he cashed the ace of spades iind . led a small spade to thc dummy My congraUilalions to Dana An- East played thc jack—break No. i drcws for being definite about this —and Kravalz won with thc k ng. decision. If anybody thinks lhal The ten of spades was then will hurt him. look at Bing Crosuy. cashed and a small heart PW™As far as 1 know, Bing has never He finessed thc queen and when allowed himself lo be shown smoklnR it held, he cashed Ihe ace o "cans or taking a drink or falling In, and got break No. 2—wests K »s love with somebody else's wife on ! [ell. . Hie screen. Bmp's plots liave been) Now Kravatz cashed the nimo! fil)c _ I spades, then led thc clsht of ncails. And. need I add, Crosby Is douis all right. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Two Good 'Breaks' Utakc 3 A T i> Tri'tnp When East played the four-spot, declarer [messed dummy's nine of hearts, and Hie jack of hearts gave him his ninths trick. In the bidding you will nolice that KravatzV partner bid two «nadrs even th.nish lie held only three spades. The hand was cn- llidv t°° strong lo sign off at me no trump, and tco weak to bid two no trump. It was not thc lype of hand on which you would want to bid two diamond. The better players often support with cnlv Uivre of partner's suit. onf HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured British official. Sir Stafford 7 He secured sweeping • in a cabinet shakeup 13 Venerate H Bloodlessuess 15 Genus ol fresh-water ducks 16 Against 19 Female relalivc 20 Mounl (ab 1 21 Concluding 24 From 25 Lion 26 Fotlowei 2b Grieve 30 Pronuun 33 Ventilate 34 Wand 3b Ignore 3BEell-cslccm 40 Low haunl •11 Scottish slici-plold 42 Symbol lor tantalum 44 OfTcred 49 Symbol for samarium SI Genus ol shrubs 53 Ireland 54 Charles Lamb's pseudonym 56 Divcsls 58 Princes 60 Poem I £1 Neglectful VERTICAL 1 SUlfl 2 Lease 3 Yellow bugle plant 4 Harass 5 Pair (ab.) SGunlock catch 23 River islet 7 Ache 8 Preposilion 9 Richer 10 Oslnchhko bird 11 Fruil peel 12 Glut 17 New Mexico (au I 18 Palm lily 22 Elcrnity a&Ghaslly 27 Weird 28 Girl's name 2li Lubricant 3) Turl 32 Dutch city 30 Hold back 43 Singing voice 45 Bird's home 46 The gods 47 Suffix 4RErecl 49Tilles of courtesy 50 Bulk 37 Compass poml 52 Sea eagle 38 Priority 55 Hawaiian (prolix) wreath 39 Ransom 57 Hebrew letter' 42 Hurl 58 MyscK

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