The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 9, 1948
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fAG.1 SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER TUESDAY. MARCH », 1948 ' THB ELYTHEVILLB COURIER NEW1 not OOURIIX NEWB co. •. W HA1KM, PufcUsAs* JAHBB L. raUaOKrr, BdJtor FAOL D. HUMAN, Ad»«fUom l*aa«««r •oat National MvwMatai •«pr(Mnt»U*««i Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. rrur Aitcraooa except Sundmy u HCOIX) claw nutur at lh« po«- »t KytfcevUJ*, Ark»ua»», under a*t ot COB- October •. l»». •erved Hf th§ United Preas BTJBBCRIFTION RATM: •f carrier In the city at Blytnevllle « •>»'/ wburben town where c»rrl*r strvlc* li »aln- Uln«d, JOc per week, or Sic per month arm*!!, wtthln • r*«ilus o« SO miles. »4.00 per war MOO tor at« months, 11.00 tor three months; .bJaiSi ouUlda 50 mil* IOM, »10.00 per yew pe.yi.Ble In advance. __ Meditation An* IUM wenl out t* nwdiUle tn th« /leln »t the erentl*: mi he Ml ted up hl« eye., and «w, the »«««le *«*• coming.— C!en«ii K U not he th»t r**ds mc«t. but he lha< meditate. most on Divine trulh, that will prove the choicest, wisest, ttrongesl Christian.— Bishop Kill. Barbs 01' Sol is one of our greatest doctors, bul the only time you can have an appointment is when h« U out. Having m swelled head !« » MKU lnU> litht places. tin* way tn icrl Easter will bring us hard-boiled e B 6s, sonic ol which win raise caln about the iiricc ol Wiley's ne* hat, • • • A Michigan man le.tlfied that his wife hit him in the face with eu»- Out ol the scramble he jot Few people have ever cleaned up consistently betting on horse raccs-not by » long shot. Me*l laboratory for th* Kremlin and it* ttooffw to create tht workers' paradise they »r* always talking about. Thin can b« their show place. TKey can banish purge* anri secret police, for tile C/.echs accepted the new order without a struggle. They can stop such foolishness as ordering composers and writers to turn out a certain type of music and hooks. The new leaders can ring up the iron curt Kin and fearlessly let their system stand comparison with decadent capitalism. The Czechs, literate, socialist-minded people, won't need intellectual spoon- feeding. All this and more the Communists might do in Czechoslovakia, their new, modern, well-equipped experimental laboratory. What do you hot they won't? VIEWS OF OTHERS Czechoslovakia Can Be Model For Communism H has liccn s:\id, frequently snd truly, that communism thrives on discontent and misery. History of the past 30 years shows that the Keels make little progress in a free and prosperous nation and that it usually takes poverty and exploitation to make people reach for Dr. Marx's strong medicine. But the case of Czechoslovakia is different. The Czechs are well off, by present European standards. Their laud w»s fought over during the war, but their cities are not pounded to nibble. The people enjoyed civil liberties and property rights under a representative government. By all the accepted rules communism should have had a poor time of it in Czechoslovakia. Yet, before the seizure of power, the Communists wen; the countiy's biggest party. And when they set out to take over completely, the opposition folded up almost over night. This sad affair leaves two questions about past events and one for the future. Why were the Communists so strong? why was the opposition so weak? And how are the Communists going to run Czechoslovakia? The answer to question one seems to be that communism got its strength from gratitude and partly from "realism," or fear. The Red Army liberated Czechoslovakia. After the German surrender Moscow got its troops out before they could build up the resentment among the natives that Soviet occupation forces are reported to have created in other countries. Then there is the fact that Czechoslovakia was Russia's neighbor. It might b« that many Czechs took note of what had happened to most of the other neighbors, decided that their day of reckoning was not far off, and determined to get in on the winning side. Stories of a big rush to join the Communist Parly since the coup tend to support this theory. The same sort of thinking may account for the non-Communists' quick collapse. President Edt.ard Rencs and hig followers probably saw that, with the police under Communist control and »n ardently pro-Soviet general leading the army, resistance would only mean useless bloodshed and inevitable defeat. As for the third question, th e Communists have at last secured a going concern. Some Russian Communists h*v« admitted that it isn't really "communism" that is practiced in their country mad that they would have to get control of a country like the U. S. before the worid could M« how their theories really •re supposed to work. Well, th« Marxists have a fine opportunity in Czechoslovakia. Here is the Propaganda Is Not Enough As propaganda weapons both the American publication of Nazl.Soviet documents and the Russian charges against the western Allies ar« "big guns." Bnih h?.vc gone oil with a very loud noise. Their shots were fully intended to Itf hoard around Hie world. Neither was aimrrt at complete accuracy. Each was aimorl at the pr#&- tipe of the other fellow. As propaganda, the American rcleRsc seems to have scored—at any rate in Moscow. The Russian reply is willy-nilly a tribute. At the time of tl*« of Ihe Russian-German as f cements we txrintcd out that this American move could touch borderland Europe on two sensitive spous nt onct — the hate the countries there fee! for NRZI.S nnd "Uic fear they feel for Communism. Moscow has not been able to ignore the American, offensive. Moreover, the RUSMAH counterblast Is something less than devastating. It would have been more effective to match document immediately with document. Moscow's charges are mainly historical gcncrnlizations, Some of them tire admissible, to be sure. But of specific evidence we-have as yet only a Soviet promise. The evidence may bo forthcoming. But some of the impact of disclosure has already been lost. Enough of referecing a propaganda bout. What propagandists may learn before this duel is over is Ihfll truih speaks louder than propaganda even when It has to seep through the propaganda. And they will probably show up that wuen blame for World War Two is dished out there is enough to to round, and no skimping. Which Is another way of saying what we said when the State Dc-parmicnt published the Nazi- Soviet biUetdmu: taking mil such agreements out of the context of history IB inevitably to distort th^ir significance. Now the Russians are saying this. But it \& » fact, nevertheless. Some of the other things they »r« saying were also said first by Americans and Britons and Frenchmen. Many of us doubted ine appeasement policies with which the democratic West tried to buy off the Nazis. At least some ol the charges now leveled by Moscow at the western Allies appealed as ^ell-criticism in the free press of western nations before thr war. Hut now, will Sovir-i propagandists put tfiese tilings in their context? Will they, for example, explain that one reason a "peace front" cuifd not re constructed in time to check the Na/i "wa\e ol the future" wu became Russia's price of joining that front was tht liberty of the Baltic Siatcw, small nations sucn s-s the "peace front" was supposed to protect? Will Moscow help us recall that some of the outstanding agrec-nit-ntr it is now citing against the western Powers were not sheer products of democratic hurigut ngair.H Russia but were efforts to pacify FastiM.*. whose ultimate target *as Russia? Will Soviet leaders arum thn> riad a full snare in the mutual thai blmcirrl western nations and Russia alike in (he common enemy? If so, we arp m (or .M>n:?[hinR more than propaganda from all the wnrid rapnals, something that could become an honest i] sharp exchange ol fftcu and viewpoints, and winch could lead lo general understanding ol past mistakes anri a more genera! hope of avoiding mistakes in imure. Whichever side chooses thus field can \\ln more than a propaganda bait!e. It might even win peace, —CHRISTIAN SCIENCK MONITOR What a Clumsy Operator You Were! " Gum-Maker Answers Critics By Offering Rules for Chewing By Harman W. Nkholi (Unild Pn» Staff Cornspoendentl WASHINGTON, Mar. £(UP>-Oum U a horrible word, but it's worse on Ihe end of your nose Particularly bubble gum, which 1» worse almost anyplace. So an outfit In Boston narted ?hi m , p ,'; oduc <r ! ' "«• 8°t lo thinking about it and dreamed up a new nd of chewing wax. A non-jlicx- THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin p. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Mumps U an inconvenient disease. It Is painful for most persons with mumps to open their mouths, and even speech and swallowing ' able stick of bubble* ei?m""it won't may be difficult. Some foods like get in the hair, eye "«« now or strawberries may be Impossible to throat. And while he was at It eat because chewing them cause ; Thomas G. Wilder the zum vice so much pain. | president thought up a set of rule* But mumps is much more impor- • for chewing the stuff tant than being an Inconvenience, i Tom Wilder got preltv sore shout Serious complications can develop,' all of the nasty things oeonle wrre especially involving the sex glands, saying about his product Somebody The greater danger of this is after wrote a song about "I'm Forever maturity has been reached because Blowing Bubble Gum." That »M youngsters are comparatively safe. • fine. But at a convention of den- Also other complications sucli as lists, one brash molar-yanker al- Inflammation of the kidneys or ar-' leged that the constant blowing thrills appear at times. ! that goes Into bubbles cause, buck Average time between exposure to ' teeth. All of this sort of nonsense mumps and the development of the i stirred Tom up lo the point where first symptoms Is eight days, al- ' he Issued a communique. Scoffed though this may vary somewhat., he: Slight fever and tenderness or pain ' "This i r s^n,n^,s eral ' y on rs f^r-'r k ~ About two-thirds of who ' °," £"[".* ? na p """l harri catch mumps have It on both sides, blow ' . . h hM « *""'* Those who have had it on one side ; «n ,.,- v , , } '""J! ""boles. ' later dale"" °" "" , £?»?" H «< ™ '™ ,iv r,m«,.i,m. i Kt . of chewing rules. Vlrr Broadcast Stations Put By Battle Before FCC Seeking Right to Express Their Own Over Air By Tctcr Eclson NHA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON I NEA)—The big- sest "freedom of speech" fiiiht In a long time is now before Federal Communications Commission. Tha broad question is whether radio stations should be permitted to "editorialize"—to take sides on public Issues and to support candidates from any party. Sixty different witnesses are noiv or oppose particular could conceivably take all the brakes off radio and allow it to run wild. This is apparently what some of the broadcasters want. i Mnyflouer Case Sets Polity \ Under present law radio stations are required to operate on a nonpartisan basis. If any station allows one candidate for political office time on the air. equal time must b« offered opposing candidates. Seven years aso FCC handed presenting their views at hearings 'down what has since become known in Washington. They range all the way from the heads of the big networks to representatives of a doz?n individual stations. Practically no as the Mayflower Decision, tt contained the policy statement that "Freedom of speech on the radio must be broad enough to provide small sialion operators are beinp: i full and equal opportunity for the. heard. Christian and Jewish orga- [ presentation to the public of all niz,itlons, veterans' outfits, educa- 'sides of public issues." tional institutions, political socic- | The case grew out of an appli- | ties—like American Civil Liberties j ca':on by Yankee Network for re- j Union and FCA and nearly a score : newal of license to operate station ol labor unions in radio are speak- | \VAAB in Boston, owned by Maying their pieces. i flo'.ver Broadcasting Corp. Held of When all the testimony is in. Fed- j Yankee was John Shepard III. who cral Communications Commission- < was dceplp Involved in Massaclm- ers under chairman Wayne Coy will ! setts politics. During 1931 and 1938 to ship. They say radio stations should have Just as much right to take sides as newspapers. ,_ v «yhocly. in- only may catch other at some Extremely Contagious A child or a grownup with mumps should be confined to bed for a white- usually about two weeks. This disease also is extremely contagious so that Isolation from others Is particularly im[X)rtant. Special treatments are not necessary or of much help, although the mouth should be kept clean and the diet should be one whjch is easy to eat and digest '• Don't „., And if you d( don't blow It! !t when to yourself. Don't . rly paws make dirty 6 No'bo' 151 ' 1 the buhble ' Some research work has been ; tatoes. Why swan' rhi'J'prf 1 M? h,T ,._ : _j » i_ ..„„„.,. ., „( ^ ' ui_ ... - ^ ->™n[j caeweu-Up bllb- . carried out In recent years aimed ', ble gum? thercfore. avoidance of exposure by isolation and quarantine is the best line of attack on the disease. 9. Dont gum up the works. j Mr. wilder Is sitting there irt Boston on his fat wallet and view- Ing with alarm. He y's lap. Why broadcasters are so intent j on bringing up the issue at this time ii something of a puzzle. There U some belief that it is a smoke screen. The radio industry is on the pan for" scheduling too many co 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs, Bennle Berfield will ' stead of wearing Ing bubble gum. Congress might get busy and pass some kind of it silly law. "Kids." said Mr. Wilder In anoth- er P re Parcd statement, "have go* start chewing bubble gum, in- amenl ve you. Get t(1 mi.h» >,v, n » .„„ . „, »„- v, i i J"«"".I,L of the Beta cht Sunday Prisoner, Who Obtained might take off some of the heat. s hool Cla3s o( Pr e s byterian Church p nrn i- !«-;- • T LI That the commission could be. ^-^ nt ,t -a- meeting held In Carole, Again in Trout/* persuaded to give broadcasters less ,, h m of „„ Lucy McAdams regulation "in the public interest." other officers n: and more freedom of speech seems Miss i ROCK, Ark., March ». tire to write their decision. It j it was WAAB policy to broadcast i highly unlikely Up to this iould oe ready long before Uovem- i editorrab In support of Shepard j has been the commission'; •r elections. I.' FCC reveres pres- i policies. i that ju policies have protec year, it ; beltet icted mi- :s. 1 'UP)—The Slate Parole Board yes- George Muir secretary and Mrs. J. j l «rday issued a pickup order for Neal Gesell treasurer. M-year-old Rush Nichols alter It Among those who were In Osceola V revoked his parole granted FCC decided that he was not op- ' ers. this riling s'.ernaticr, £.-,d "con- keep out of many bitter political 'J::h:s. But more prejudiced and give brciac>ii:e.-s .'ur.;-*.- l:benv i,> • vociferous spirits in the business take s:d« on ccnixoveu^i b-suts I say FCC policy amounts to censor- IN HOLLYWOOD BY KRSKIXE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent :y and any po' chose, freedom to forget all its pub- * lie service responsibilities, freedom ! ible to spout commercials 24 hours day. An eclipse, of the moon I to more persons than eclipse of the sun. vis- is In ^X^X^SV^SXSX^Sj^^yxxxxio ""MeKENN'EY"" nuL^rv.uuu. '>rJA, — CHneer unreleased films, and banker* are WN BKIUVSt j lay nown me nueun ui uia.nvmu* tosers ha.- that r,:d y<-arn;ni: for a lishteninij the purse strincT "No I — " — —— — — ---—' and establish the diamond suit, so :ood musical pktur*. Her azoms more ME loans " the 'bankers arc >: >->"»>>>>>>>>>>>>.«"••'•i»::«>:.»: she led back the deuce of clubs .re running around Holljwr^d try- telling_ Hollywood until these pic- ; r n ~»t,,l Pl~,, /"..*„ w M cn .. M ™:,^?™ *' on ln ^ ha " d with the ace. She led the king of diamonds from dummy, feeling sure that ! South would have to win it. and South did. South did not want to lay down the queen of diamonds ing to line one up. Strangely turcs have enough, Ginger .says she doesn't j j want to do another ;il m *-Hri Fred i Rob Hope is I Astalre. Her current ^mhi'.hn Is a co-starring musical with Bin? Crosby. Another wha s^ys slie'd pi\e anytliii-ir to make a picture with Der Hincle is ,of nil peoi>le, Grerr Gaisnn. icsc pic- f'nrfifiil ninn been rclc^ed. ^(Mrf,! Ill t lay 1 Five Losers to ,' about Investing hnlf a million Into the production of a picture, starring tiim- self. lo be made in South America. . Speaking of South America, Ar- sentina recently stopped the Importation o; foreign films. It was By Wllliaul E. McRcuney America's Card Authority Written lor NEA Service with the eight-spot. Now Mrs. Lyons played the ace of hearts, then continued with the queen. South won this with the king, and still hoping to make the ten of hearts, came back with the four of clubs. Mrs. Lyons won Severn! Jamaica bridge players »''t n lhe J ack - lcd ollt ncr tr " m l« SO THEY SAY T.aurenre Ticrney's brr^her. Jerry, yill i>e starred in a picture lilted. "Born to Fight." shouldn't that have breti for Laurence?. Add ernbitrra/.Mn-.; moments: Mickey Roonpy and i-'irl friend Joy Laiumg at a cocktrvil p:.rty when his es- ii'aner-d wifr walked in with Buddy rjaker. P 11ie party was for a new perlurnr called Shameless. Leisure alour ran make us free; and onl\ 1 Russia is there any Irsm risht !<i leisure.—CirorR BcrnRrd Shaw, Bnn;h p.a>\vriKht. Without sid such as proposed under Ihr Mar- >h«H Plan ihe Germans would lose hope, chaos would renull, nnd the country would probably Ilvt way lo a police slate.- -William H. Draper. Jr.. undersecretary of Ihl Army. The Unncd Stairs should I real tht United Nation* as the fc.v.nrtaiion o! us lomcn policy. not as an Instrument to be used when convonirnt nr discarded whtn Inconvrnienl. -Clark M. Ki^iirl- bercer. director. Amrricnn Aworiation |o r 1hp United Nations. Inc. Congress has no intention of turnmc on Ihr '•licet of American aid and leaving it runnim?. -*m. Leverett Saltonslall <Ri of Mass. Wise policies in Rovtrnment should st.blliw food prices 15 per cent lower than the lon-lnih evels of a month ago.-HaroM E. stas.sen, Republican presidential c.indidale. Kos^lind Ktissell Is being paged for the lead in a film version of thr llrmirr C'roy novel. "Family llnnrvmoon." "It's a romedy about a widow- whn remarries and Ukos licr Ihrer children aleinjj nn Hie honeymoon. Rnnald Reagan taken nff on a raratlon trip immediately after completing "John Love* Mary." He'll travel in the new car Jane Wyman jcavr him shortly after thrir separation. , . . Economy nofr: Humphrey Boffari ran't Vman B:ane is abandoning those | wr jt c a check any more unleee blonde IfK-ks to return to the cherry blonde shade she wore originally U^ her first 20th Century-Fox musicals. . . Fibber McGcc and Molly probably will make another rno\ ir this year. Their last w»s •Here \vv do Again," filmed almost four years nco. l.alr*t GoMwynl^m .Sam Gnldnyn recently had a siory conference with a writer. The wmrr ^nece.sted an Idea. Goldwyn innifd lo his secretary and said. "Olvr rno a prncil. I want lo make A mental note of that." Maithn Vickcrs was named queen ,of the Frosh-Soph brawl at UCLA. I She» h"en a favorite of the , Urlans p\fi sinrc she served ns mn.-ror i>[ n lf , Michigan team which trounced UKC In the Rose Bowl. his business manager. Morgan MaRTee. co-siscns it. Somettmee MaRrt* Is referred lo by jott knn«r who as "I.egree." Garry Moore and his wife, Nell, went to a movie and later were discussing an actress they'd seen. GaiTy wondered how old she was. Nell said, "About 40. I think." "How can yon tell?" asked Garry. "Because." said Nell, "she's started patllnff herself under the chin Instead of on the back." B"b Walker will warble on Ihe srrrrii for the first time In "One Touch o[ venus." Ava Gardner sings, too.-with the aid of double. . . . Two hundred million | dollars currently u tied up In new I arrested. Theft ot Blind Man's Hat Costs Youth $57 MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Mar. 9. (UP* —It cost 24-year-old Luther Lee SSI yesterday In city Court for stealing a blind man's hat. Police said Lee entered the Trade School lor the Blind and s'.ole a hnt from one of the blind workmen. Lee told the court that he only intended to "swap hats." Police A A 104 V None 4KJ 106 4.1 *AK97 Tournnmenl— N-S vul. Sonth West Double p as » 3 * Pass 4 * Opening — A - -„ - have visited tournaments in 'this j and cashed the ace and king .simple matter. They demanded that I country. Mrs. Trevor Lyons of clubs for the. last two tricks. pictures must first be censored be-j Kingston, Jamaica, tied for the national women's team - of - four championship last December. Her teammates were Mrs. Charlton Wallace of Cincinnati. Mrs. William Anderson of Toronto and Mrs. M. Roncarelli of Montreal. In explaining the bidding on of Funds Apportioned By Board of Education LITTLE ROOK. Ark.^ March 9. (UP)—An apportionment of »1.B8 per pupil from the common school fund was aproved by the Sta'.e Boaid of Education Monday, bring, ing the total approved during tha current -school year to 114.88 per student. One cflicial ot the department said there was barely enough money on hand, however, lo meet an apportionment of »i per Pupil and that the remaining money probably would be allocated next month. The board action brings to M,- i 625.765 the amount ol money received by Arkansas schools from the common school fund during ths current year. fore entering the country. Then they sent the censor awny on an indefinite vacation. j Independent Yen j Gary Cooper, who recently an- I nounced he was through with Independent producing, evidently ha.s [ the yen again. He just purchased [the film rights to "Mama Maria's," novel by Ann Chldchester. Ambassador HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured Paraguayan ambassador to Ihe U. S., Dr. Guillermo today's hand Mrs. Lyons said she thought that her partner's double showed some heart support. But when South opened the king of spades and the dummy went down It looked as It she had to lose two spades, al least one trump, a diamond and a club. South was the original bidder and North's spade bid over West's double showed weakness, b u t probably a five-card spade suit. 7 He also (s a distinguished 13 H« is a South American 14 Lodger 15 Valley VERTICAL 1 Sprites 1 Closer 3 Cotton eloth 4 Fish 5 Symbol for selenium 6 Shield bearing 24 Small candlt 7 Spouse 8 Registered nurse (ab.) 9 Litlle demon 10 Claws 11 Storehouses oice said Lee had both his own lint and | Therefore Mrs. Lyons did not go [lion another hat in his possession when , up »*h dummy's ace «t trick one 1 •---• but won the second spade 16 Lounge about 12 Renovate 1» Scheme 17 Bone 20 Silkworm 18 Any 21 Domestic slave 22 Open (poet.) 13 Denomination 25 Again 16 Bellow 28 Disorder 29 Jumbled type 30 Either 31 Hastened 33 Prong 38 Mix 37 Auricles 39 Arrive (ab.) 40 Repair 44 Golf (earner 45 River duck 47 Against 48 Pertaining lo the shoulder 49 Diners SI Moon goddess 53 Blolches 54 Wavt tepf 25 Eagle's nest 27 Disencumber 28 Witticism 31 Hiver 32 Freebooter 34 Italian city 35 Wandering 36 Gluts 38 Painful spots 40 Bulk 41 Half-em 42 Symbol for i niton | 43 Circular plahj, 48 Meadow 4RMalt drink 50 Railroad (ab.J 52 Symbol lor ' erbium

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