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PAGE TEN BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1947 BLYTHTVELUB ,, "^•P--^^"'^*^^ B. W. BAIMXa, JAkOES )U rADL D. HUMAN, 'A* COURIER oo NEWS rtiiki Editor 8«l« NiOoiwI AdmtWag IUj)«*ent«tit«a: WallMt/Wttmar Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit, Published fnrj Afternoon Entered u wax* eU» nutter at the poat- otftcc »l MythertU*, Atkaiuu, under act of Con- ocuaer s, un. aerred by toe United Prw* RATES: By"e«xri«r In the cBy or Blythevllle or *nj mburkAn town where carrier service la maintained. We J>er week, or *Sc per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, MOO per je«r, *2.00 tor alx months, »1.00 for three months; by mall aa/UU* 60 mito toot, |10.00 per year In advance. Meditation According to the commission of God given to me, lite a skilled master-builder I laid n foundation, and ariother man Is building u|x>n It.: Let' each m " n uke carc how he bullds upon It.T-Corinlhlans 3:10. • * * • Equality '.s the share of everyone at their advent- upon the earth, and regardless of the clrcuJntUxwes In their lives while on earth, they are aiain equal when placed beneath it. Sidelight on Food Prices "A profit-and-loss statement of the National Dairy Products Corp. shows that in the first six mouths of 1947, income was $113,000,000 greater than in the first half of 19-16. But the corporation's expenses increased $110,000,0,00. Jlije'net'profit for the period was shout'$2,200,000 less on $113,000,000 rhore business. i These figures won't make the milk Bill any'eiisier to pay, though they may indicate why the milk bill is higher. They won't explain the high cost of eating. But they might suggest that the full explanation doesn't lie in the ' frequent assertion that high corporate profits are the chief or only cause of the inflated price of victuals. Helping Europe In the long run it will cost much less. For four years, anyway, it will cut an average of $4 billions a year from the fax reductions for which we can hope. We know that, though Europe disclaims asking for charity and hopes to repay, in fact she probably never can or will. And, finally, we know thai Europeans can't eul or wear or fabricate dollars. 'J'ho dollars will be bookkeeping credits. Out of our plenty and out of our scarcities we a-'C- asked to squeeze $4 billions worth of food, raw materials, manufactured goods a year for four years. Is this a high price? It it too much'.' Ask the men who fought World War II. Ask the parents of those who never came back. They ought to know. A Healthy Malady Chiang Kai-shek has suddenly leveled the same strong criticism of himself and his regime that foreign observers have been making for a long 1 time. He has charged himself with failure. He has blasted his flanders for squandering foreign credits and depending on hoped-for foreign loans instead of helping China help herself. He has scored non-Communists for bitter intra-pai'ty strife, and critici/.ed the Central News Agency for a bad publicity job. We don't know what has happened to the Generalissimo, but we hope he doesn't get over it. In fact, it might be wall if a few European heads of government came down with the same soul-searching malady. After twice adjusting their sights to accommodate American suggestions, 16 ".western" European nations ask the New World for $22,4 billions in the coming four years. The United States is asked to provide ?1!>.81 billions. This is the answer of Europe, cx- Cjuding the Soviet bloc which, as usual, refused to co-opcrote, to the question propounded by Secretary of State Marshall: «.; If you could get it, how nulch would you need to repair the worst" ravages 5f war, avoid economic collapse, and get back to where you could supi>ort yourselves by your own production? ' The 16 countries, plus western Germany, have answered, in effect: - "If you will let us have $22..! billions from 1948 through 1951 we will work like beavers. We will try to get our farms, our mines, our factories producing faster than they were in 1938. We will reliabilitate our railroads, replace our sunk shipping. •:• "We will take for our own' use only what is absolutely necessary. But the end of 1951 we still will be so short that we shall have to ration. But we believe that, by then, with rationing, we shall be able to live on our own production plus what we can pay for with the income from exports." - There is a specific answer to a fair question. No layman knows whether the answer is accurate. Will ?22.4 billions be enough? W 0 uld less do , the job? Can Europe become even relatively self-sufficing by the end of 1951 on that or any amount we possibly could provide? Our best experts will have to advise Congress on these points. :: We know that war-scarred Europe cannot rehabilitate herself without assistance, and that only the United States has resources sufficient to meet the minimum needs, whatever they may prove to be. - We know that even this rich country cannot support Europe permanently. We have the choice of letting her starve—with the inevitable result of anarchy and totalitarianism and World War III—or of helping her to get, hack 1 onto her own economic feet. If the milk of human decency did not forbid that we see millions starv «jen self- interest 'still would force us to act. • We know that to help Europe help , ' herself will cost us more, temporarily, tKan merely to avert acute starvation. VIEWS OF OTHERS Too Easy to Refer Acts A petition 1ms been filnd lor u vote on the one-cent lure increase granted the Capital Trnn8|X>rl«t!oin Company by the City Council. Only 68 names of qualified electors arc needed on such a petition—Dial number being the required 15 per cent of the ballots cail in the last general election. It is ridiculous—or would lie so serious—that un election can tin act of (be council, with all expense and trouble and delay (rilling number of voters. Why. il it weren't, be culled on the rcsulling by such a there could be nn election every month under this perversion of our democratic system. You CHS find G8 people who will sign practically anything. 'Hie council members lire chosen by the voters of Little Rock conduct their public at- fairs. Their judgment should be submitted to nn election verdict, only when a large number of citizens think it is wrong. No liandlul of C8 citizens should liuvc such power. It cheapens and degrades our democratic government. Maybe the onc-ccnl fare raise is loo mu<m, maybe not. That, will be decided by the Public Service Commission, after it hns studied the company's costs ond earnings. The point here is that the valuable privilege of referring nets is being abused. It should be protected against such loose use by appropriately tightening up tiie f. and R. Amendment. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS BY HAL COCBIUn Why We MUST Have Peace J^&Ppg2: ^^s»;-^ Othman, An Author, Hears Tale Of Woe From Book Publishers ••••••••«•••••*£»•••••> ib tears Ago • In BlytheviU **•••••••••••«•••••••••* Max B. Reid, Chairman of Walker Park Committee, presents an interesting history of the Park in this Issue of Courier News. He says "it will of course take years to bring the park to the state of perfection pictured by the engineer. J. W. Meyer, but of present concern is of the trad. The mere opening of the gate makes available beiuiiiful, natural recreation place hat many Hlythcville people did nol know existed. For children it will be a source of unending de- "The tiling that arouses me cur- isity of the visitor is that so large i tract could for so long avoid the vooclcutters axe. The property has been In the family of John B. Walker for over 70 years. His grandlatlv cr acquired it in I860. All around the grove the limber has been removed ind the land put in cultivation or plated for residential use. 'The ra- :her macessablc location of this timber made .so by the aiijaccnt sloughs find bayou, caused It to be spared. For the past 29 years Mr. Walker 1ms preserved this timber with the idea that at. some time Blyilteville would want it for a park. Among the trees can be found various types of oak, elm, black gum. sycamore, cypress, hickory and others, reminiscent of times" when thus entire region was a wooded .swamp. Before entering the park at this time the visitor must drive his car :>vcr a depression that was at one time a slough. Not so many years By FREDEKIOK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. (UP) The trouble with the book publishing business is' greedy authors like that fellow, Othman. He tossed off a book a while back for which his friends have been paying $2.50 per copy. In some cases they have demanded their money back, but in general they have charged the loss off to experience. Otliman, without apologies to !•»•body, has been ranking Jn about 30 cents for each copy. He jingles when he walks. And the poor old publisher and the lean-looking bookseller are going broke with only $2.20 to divide between them. .You'ci think Othman would be ashamed of himself. Anil all the other book writers, too. Wallowing around in their ill-gotten 30-cent- ses and trying to make the public think they had something of importance to do with the publication of their own books. The have got to quit mulcting the publishers and that is official. If they don't agree to cut down the size of their lot, I wouldn't be surprised if the publishers dispensed with their services altogether. Bennett Cerf, who is an author from nine to noon arul a publisher from one to sLx. first brought up tile subject. Publisher Cerf, ns chief of Random House, wrote that the publishers were in a bad way because of soaring costs. No matter how much they hiked the price of their books, he said, the costs got ahead of 'em. Publisher Cerf then held a conference with himself I have no doubt, and told Author Cerf (a specialist in joke books) that he'd have to_s<niee?.e the juice out of -xgo water stood in tliis depression I his royalties. I didn't leurn Voice of America Cries in Soviet Wilderness But Monitors Wonder How Many Are Listening Ky Nations General Assembly, the Voice of America merely did a re- porlliiK job on Hie Russian dele- Date's attack on U. S. foreign poli- c y. Tliis • took a third of the pro- pram. Next nisVit, The Voice reported on reaction, criticisms of the speech by other UN delegates and by American newspapers was re- pnrlccl. 13ut the broadcasting of a formal. )»int-by-point answer is being held up until some qualified American oflicial, like President Truman, Secretary Marshall or Am- i;assador Austin, makes that rc- NEA Washington Correspondent WASH1NGTON. Sept. 30. (NEA i — "Listen... Listen.... Tliis is Ntw York ____ Yon are lisU-nlni; to ; :oday's FIRST broadcast of "The : Voice of the United States of \merieaV With' tliis announcement llic U. 5. State Department's Office of In- .'ormation opens its three half-hour Inlly .shows of news and music icnmcd at Soviet Russia. In many ways. The Voice still ries in the Russian wilderness. ?he programs are monitored by the J. S. embassy in Moscow, which ( pi y eporLs on how well the signal I since The Voice beamed at Mos- omcs in. But who else in the U. I C mv is written and broadcast in ;. S. R. listens, or how much good j tnc Russian language, only a few flic Voice does, is an unknown I o f n ie scripts are translated. The .uantity. The station gets no fan .i.gtut,-. Deportment has just made nail, because of Russian eensor-J H vailable translations on the toroad- ;hip. The Voice has never been f ?a!lts o r Sc , n . i s t, 2nd and 3rd, inswcrcd directly by Radio Moscow. : j 10 ,, V rver, and they give an idea of Yet this is practically tiie only i | 10W - the official answers to the outlet the United States has for p_ llss j- n line are being handled. jetting American ideas across to They reveal that, the news taroatl- hc Russian people. ! casts do emphasize the American While shortwave broadcasts to viewpoint, way of lite and demo- hc world from Moscow go out of cra ti,. ideas in a positive manner. heir way to lambast the United e ,, lnL . ol her hand they do not hesitates and all its works, the Stnle. itn(( , lo criticize Russian policy Japsirtiiicnt has not taken !f> re- T j, cv arc recognizably nnti-CO'ii- plylng in kind. The policy is to Iclivcr a fair and factual presentation of the news to the Russian iwUcncc, if any. and so build up ^ reputation for reliability. There is no effort, to slug it- nut in the old Communist propaganda technique. STRAIGHT UEVOIITING ON VIKIIIXSKY'S Sl'EECII For instance, in handling Vish- nsky's speech before tlie United immist. sometimes they show barbed t flectiveness. On the Labor ,f)ay broadcast, there was a good line for Russian consumption in the statement that .the average American industrial workman now makes $1.25 an hour — enough for 10 loaves of bread. U. S. SI ANT GIVEN ON NEWS In hitting the foreign news. The Voice to Russia puts over the U.S. policy slant. In reporting on the elections in Hungary, il was admitted there had been an overwhelming victory for the Communist, Party. But the charges of voting frauds that made the result a foregone conclusion were given the WB play. On Sept. 2nd, anniversary of the .Tap surrender, it was pointed out that Japan -,vas now on the way to becoming a peaceful democratic state, and the task, now was write a peace treaty. It was brought out, that the U. S. and Britain had fought Japan nearly four yenrs while Russia had been in this wai only a month. William Sebald American chairman of the Allied Council in Tokyo, was quoted: "I know of no occasion where the Soviet member has ever giver helpful or constructive advice." The fact that the U. S. government had rejected Soviet objections ' to raising the industrial production level of Germany was reported, with the reafons for the rejection. American protest to Moscow over the death sentence given Bulgarian political leader Nikola Pet- fcov was broadcast with the comment: "The note accused the Soviet Union of violating its obligations under the Yalta agreement." Truman's speech a the Rio dc Janeiro Conference was translated in lull. In the news summary, emphasis was [nit on the President's statement that "the fundamental policy of the United States fidelity to the United Nations and the desire for permanent peo.ce. ill four seasons of the year. Mel Brooks when 11 boy puddled round this park site in a canoe and vith his playmates hunted frogs ml for occasional diversion took u ! Kiddle at a water moccasin swim- i •ning around in the slough. We can back further for an interestim; iid Sight and repeat here the story M Mr. Walkers grandmother who luriny, civil war times put a canoe nto the bayou and with two negro >lave.s iollowed the water until the river was reached at Barfield and rom there the perilous j-jurney was nane down the Mississippi to .Mem- jhis. AbDul 40 years ago the father ind mother of Mr. Walker paddled .icrcss the bayou and there shot .viltl turkeys. Drainage ditches have removed he water from the slough but the relics of the past remain in the form jf giant trees that stood watch ov^er ,he.',e events. These trees were not nere saplings but were strong and .turdy when Indians trod this spot. These same trees, were high and mighty when the Rev. Blythe built lis first house here, the turkeys, .he snakes and most of the frogs .invc gone but you do find lit you ire quiet and watchful) numerous fed squirrels scampering about. Mr. Walker will take $9,600 for the jlot of 33 acres. Eight years ago le was offered S33.000 when the •novement to buy the park first took shape. The present price is right. Even for depression -times it is :ight. While it is more than the .;ricc of farm land, its proximity co the city, its timbered state and .Is idea! fitness for a park make H i valuable piece of property. The park will be open Sunday afternoon, see for yourself then". A woman bandit used tear gas in un attempt to rob a store. The same old feminine story — tears for money. v * * » It's wise not to talk too much, but It's still okay to say "Another povcrnment bond, plf-asc!" * * Si Pigskin leather arrives in some of the fall shoes. Quite a novelty lo have your dogs squeal instead of bark. If a husband's CXC nil bound up in one volume of fiction. UM** for bring late book, 'twould be a were nice An Oregon man found his missing wite in a restaurant — getting paid for cooking. Men, show this to your wife, if you dare! SO THEY SAY »»•••••••••„<•••••••••••"•' i IN HOLLYWOOD Eagle Delays Transport MOBILE. Ala., S«pt. 30. (UP) — The Air Transport Command head- IIY TUSKINi; .1OHXSOX NEA Staff Correspondent Hilton stopped somebody's first wiln Wit!', one of her pretty little eyes. yoats. Every year Carroll's CO showgir modestly described as "the most- bcautif'.i! girls in the world." their boss a birthday party. It i I lie i-nrt nf the fisht. ..,. ] MINGLING CAN BK FUN 0 ,,V- , I asked Berryl Wallace, who U thj i/lvo I star of Carrol's show, where all the is a ! co-hostesses were keeping them- and the girls get a night nil from his Holly.reod lho:i:t'r-:l| itaurnnt and fcet to wear clothes tor a ctunge. Instead nf hiring a hull, the lovelies fi\r llic party 0:1 llic mountainside which f'arroll calls home. Tills year there worr nearly a thousand quests, five oivl'.estras, hall a dczsn bars, searchlights, bouncers, a few movie .stars. 'JtH bald-headed men and a typical Hollywood light al 3 n.m. between movie viliain Sieve Cochran and an unidentiiied male guest. UHEKF.'S IIIKTIIDAY HOY'.' the She I am confident that we all agree that the state exists for the man, not the man tor the state.—Secretary of State Marshal). • • • I believe that the greatest need ol the world today, fundamental to all else, is renewal ot faith.—President Truman. * * * It (Inter-American Conference) represents the supreme effort of men working In Ihe spirit of Rood will.—President Eurico Dulra of Brazil. » • • You ask me whether alcoholism has increased since prohlbitio- ended? My answer is that alcoholics comrr/tted to mental Institutions have Jumped from 3780 in 1922? the year of peak prohibition e^icement, w the present average of 12,000 annually.—Mrs. D. Leigh Covln, president, WCTU. "Oh," she said, "they're mingling. 1 There were never Ics-i than 200 pcnplr qiieiinl up in the food lint'. One of the- wallers guessed they would serve about a ton of spareribs, baked beans and potato salad. I asked a young lady from St. Louis, who confessed that she had no idea why she was invited to the party, to give me a report on decor of the powder room, came back shaking her head. "There's a lineup there, too." By 11:46. nobody had seen Mr. Carroll. There was a report that 1 a Saint Bernard dog was bc-ing ciis- ! patched down to Terrace No. 5 to 1 didn't see Earl the uliole even- ! '«-««« «>e checkroom girl's uncle -A inn. said us I le!t that he I B^st [ro.n San Diego thought she would make an appearance on the spotted Adc-lphe Mcnjou. but Men- balconv at midniiht. This ho did. >«" t»nicd out to be a puohcltj I was "later told ' m!m Irom Wilrl1cr 15ros From' the vantage point of the When I left the parly was still top terrace, it looked like everybody soing strong, but the guests wcu Hollywood was giving a parly ' «eaker. Carroll's backyard. A pretty blonde with bi>.re .shoulders took off her shoc.s and sat down on the grass. "Whew." she suid. "Tliry ought to have csralalors." Everyone looked cxhr.usled aftrr climbing up and Ihe live terraces to visit as many dilferent bars which bore such r.ume.s us "Mc.scow Mule," "Chnmyiagtic-OU" and "Tequila Monster." Steve Cochr.ij) mnde his McKENNEY ON BRIDGE To Finesse or No(, That's the Question By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Writlcn for NEA Servico Today's hand, taken rrom the masters team-pf-four match in the national tournament, is an interesting one to analyze. The opponents of Waldcmar von Zed- Iwitz and Lee Hazen stopped at four hearts and made only five because they did not take the heart lincsse. Von ZcdUvitz and Hazen arriWd at a contract of six hearts, which von Zedtwiu made There is no real problem in the ] hand except to locate the jnck of heart play the queen was played from dummy and North won. A diamond was returned, von Zedtwitz won and led another heart, on which South played the nine. Now declarer knew that South had held at least two hearts. Where was the. still-missing jack? Those who play "the queen over the jack" would take the finesse of the te:i-spx>t. Others say that the honors should have the jack. Also, as I said before, many experts believe that in such a situa- Author Cerf replied to himself. Then along came Alfred K. McIntyre, president of Ijttle, Brown and Co.. one of the oldest publishing houses hi America, with a wail in the Atlantic Montfnly titled "The Crisis in Book Publishing." There isn't much hope for the industry, he said, unless the authors agree to chop the size ot their take. •He sent a copy of this statement to Othman. who laughed and laughed, and laughed. He's all caught up with writing books. His ego's so badly bruised he carries it in a sling. The devil witli the author racket, lie says. This Othman was a flattered newspaper reporter I can tell you, when a publisher stuck under his nose a contract for a book. "What kind of a book?" he asked. "A think one," the publisher said. He smiled, but he was not spoofing.' It turned out that the heftier the book, the more the selling price, the bigger the commission for th salesman and the higher the pro/its for the store keeper. They sell literature by weight. This pained Author Othman; he asked if the book shouldn't be of the best possible literary quality? "That," replied the publisher. "is important —.too." So Othman signed the contract, lengthy document full of wher- eases, in which the publisher promised to give the author, for his very own, six free copies of bus book. He also promised Othman ten per cent of the take from the first 2.500 copies, 12 and 'i, per cent from the next 2.500, and 15 per cent for the rest. Othman took an advance against his royalties. He spent a couple of pleasant hours, or maybe it was tliree writing his book. He got his six free books as per contract. And since then he has been receiving formal statements at intervals Irom the publisher, proving that the poor guy is going deeper by the week in the red. Authors (you, too., have a heart. tion, found do not know Zcdtwitz used. favors taking He did lake hearts. three-one break would be most of the time. While I which theory von any one of them the heart finesse. It. and made six quarters said today that a giant eaele crashed through the windshield of a C--VJ transport from Brookley Field while the plane was flying over Montana last night. Capt. R, L-. Cordes, co-pilot from Sugarland, Tex., received facial lacerations and was treated at Great Falls, Mont. A new windshield was installed on the plane and it continued its flight to Canada with Capt. J.' H. Ralph of Cuba City. Wis., at the controls. The eagle was killed. Governor i I heard somebody say. "Some- | i thing out to happen soon. Some- I body ought to push somebody into j ' Ihe swimming pool." But nobody did, according lo the i las-- dis-patch. The only casualty was Miss Jan Hilton, rt'ho ducked when she should have sidestepped. ! ancc on Terrace No. 4—the one with the "Moscow Mule" bar. Steve saw an unidentified guest slap Ills (emtnlne companion and Immediately took a swing at said Mr. U. G. Tlie latter struck back and. in the melee, a Carroll beauty named JAII The .simple ram-jet airplane engine, called a flying stovepipe, consists of a diffuser in which air is compressed, a combustion chamber, and an exit nozzle. Plexiglas windows on pressurized cabins of transport planes arc threc- toiirths to flvc-clghtlis of an inch (hick. »QJ1093 * 8 6 3 v llazcn 4 A K Q J 5 VKQ105 442 *Q 10 4JS7542 Tournament—N-S vul. Soulh M'cst North E»st Pass 1 * Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pass «V Opening—*7 30 3 Succession (prefix) ' 4 Turfs 5 Symbol lor indium 6 Chew upon 7 Tardy 8 Short jacket 9 Resistance unit H Suffix 16 Narrow way 17 Glut 73 Domesticated 24 Get up 28 American hearts. I did not have a chance to dt-scuss this hand with vor Zedtwltz, ns he took a plane to Hot Springs immediately after the tournament. Therefore, while his thetry about the finesse may differ from mine, here Is my reasoning, With four trumps out, the expert player does not look for them to be divided two-two. He thinks that the probability of a three- one break is greater. On the first HORIZONTAL 1,4 Pictured state executive 10 Compass point 11 Decorated 12 Began 15 Coral islands 18 Either 19 Boat paddles 20Sebaceous cyst 12 Painful 22Deca 13 Horse's gait 24 Emmet 25 Storehouse 28 Acquiesce 30 Ratite bird 31 Cuckoo blackbird 32 Frozen rain 34 Stratagems 37 Cover 38 First woman 39 He is governor Michigan 40 United States of America (ab.) 43 Foretoken 47 Babylonian deity 48 Annoyer 50 Holds back 52 Color 54LOUMCCC S5 Plays t**P*rt othott 54 Malt drink VBMICAI. 1 Parrot i lN*st«d boxei \Vliter 27 Dine 28 Swiss river 29 Antelope 32 Deer track 33 Existence 35 Level 36 Oceans 40 Employer 41 Withered _ 42 Operatic solo ~ 43 Poems 44 Myself 45 Heating device 46 Brad ( 49 Perform 51 Follower 53 Street (ab.) 15 J7 i I

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