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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 30, 1947
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FACE, EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE XXJUIUU NEWS CO. •. w, HAIXIS. rabttaher MMBB U VXXHOXPF, EdH0r MUL D. BCMAM, AdWtirtlif , faak Mattoual 'AdwrtUtna- RcpnuntaUvei: Wtltoc* Wttacr Oa, Ntv Yack, Ohloao. Detroit. BLVTHEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS Pubttshcd B«TJP Afternoon except Sunday BM«nd U' second class oUtter »t the post- *t Blytbevillc, Arlunsa*. under act of Con- October ». 1817. • Senred bj the United Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any ' Suburban town where carrier service li maintained, 30c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, M.OO per year, $2.M for six months, 11.00 (or three monthi; by mail outside SO mil* tone. »10.00 per year pajraM* In advance. Meditation And now I **c you, Itdy, not at thouth I w«f* writing you a new eomrn*ndm«nt, but tht erte w« have bad from the beginnlm, that w* krve 1 one another ,—H John 1:5. • » • ....:Tke paychlatiW amyi that k»« will eon maay physical dliturbuwM. The Egg and Us We wish that Mr. Luckman would answer this one for us: If we all abstain from poultry and eggs every Thursday, can he guarantee that the live fowls won't eat grain on Thursday, even though the dead ones aren't being eaten by people' And as for the hen, is she going to fast and abstain from laying a Thursday egg as a gues- ture of co-operation? The UN Needs a Press Agent Cincinnati is a mature, cultured, prosperous and economically well-balanced city. Its university is more than ; a century old. It has three excellent newspapers, and one of the country'i pioneer radio stations. Its symphony orchestra and summer opera company are nationally famous. Cincinnati's residents have good reason to be proud of their city's history and tradition; Yet 30 pe»'cent of Cihcinnatians have never heard of the United Nation*, if a recent poll by the American . Association of the UN is accurate. And, of ( those who had heard of it, more thim half thought that its job was to w|nt out peace treatiesr-jwhich, -_of course^--is entirely Outside the UN's : province. Such a report from one of the most cultured cities,'in "the best-informed country in the'world" "is shocking, and , alarming. How can it be possible? Have, the press and other mediums of coimnWcation fallen down on' the job? Have ,the schools neglected to mention the existence of a United Nations? IB provincialism the trouble? Or has, the UN failed to publicize itself properly ? Perhaps all those questions give a clew to .the answer, though the clew •would be slight in some cases. It is ., ' impossible to believe that only 70 per .,.,-. ? ent . °f the people of Cincinnati read the newspaper*. We should like to poll Cincinnati with bur own questions. And we would be willing to bet beforehand that more than 70 per cent of those questioned would know who won the 1947 world series, and whether our • government is on good- or bad terms with the Russian government, and whether ' Ted Williams it a ball player or a movie atar, and what kind of whisky is drunk by men of distinction, and whether Miss Margaret Truman is a singer or a dancer. ' In short, we believe people do read and listen. And, while we have no illusions that any educational program Will produce a hundred-per-cent crop of silk purses from the material at hand, we do think that the majority , responsible : for the discouraging returns from Cincinnati—or any other - city—must rest with the UN's Public Information organization. Certainly, in the past two y«m, tfce nation'! pre»t | 1M g lvcil WM6 spac(! - and prominent display Id the UN than ft fcM to.the world series, Mr. Williams, Misa Tn>man, or men of distinction'. But somehow, it would seein, out of jthe most hopeful, fateful, vitally important experiments of this cefltul'y, •n experiment whose outcome so in- 'timately -affects all our lives, j ua l -. hasn't made very snappy reading. ~ We dp not know what the UN's budget for public inf6Hnatien amounts . to. But perhaps it would be a good ^ idea to invest the bulk of it in the »«rvice« of some off our bettor Anier- k«n publicist!, They are a gifted lot who. have'of ten proved their ability to make trivial thingfc »«em important. Surely, given the UN to work with, they ahould be ai)le to, make it come alive in the mindg of the world'* people. Until that happens, there can be little hope that public opinion will exert any influence toward remedying •ome of the UN's obvious defects. Any campaign to overcome indifference cannot get far when it is not indifference but -ignorance which seems lo be the most immediate obstacle. VIEWS OF OTHERS Truman Makes the Case In hli »Utement of. ns«ons to the American people, Mr. Truman- put the case for a special teuton or Congrets clearly and persuasively. Iff called it became a special session It needed to handle critical problemi at home and abroad. The President might have said, at he remarked to the National Contercnce o( Editorial Writers In reference to atd for Europe, that lie called congresa "because it is right and because It It necessary." The fact U of course that Mr. Truman would have be«n aorely remiss In his duty as national leader if he had not called a sixiclal session. Were there no crying Issue of hunger in the world, the riling iplral of Inflation at home would b« caUM enough, were there no dangerous upward rush of prlcei here, the problem o( 1 filling hungry itorrnchi abroad would alone demand congrcuional attention. Although the President's address was relatively short, It had much documentation. In less than a year and a half, clothing prices and the prleei of household furnishings have gone up 18 per cent. Food ha« risen 10 per cent. Far the period, the average for cost-of-ilvlng Items U J3 per cent higher. But thl» I* not the worst of It. The price rise net only continue*, but It continues at, an alarming rate. The President presented the sobering fact that In the last three months the living cost has rl«n at a rate exceeding 16 per cent a year. What this means for "millions of families" 15 juat what the President said. They are using up their lavlngi. They are going into debt. They are mortgaging their future. They are already doing without things they ihould have and they will <Jo without still more. All thl* at a time when employment Is high, wagtp are at their highest l«vel and busineai Is enjoying record earnlngi. We do not need to tit idly by and let the crath come, a*' we did in ISM. That harrowing experience is in our economic record to guide the President and Congress when the special session meet*. As for the executive branch, Mr. Truman said that he would recommend a program for dealing with inflation. He did not say what his recommendations would be, but it may be read between his lines that his program will be one which the Administration considers adequate. The presidential review o( the European crisis was graphic and accurate. Crop failures caused by weather conditions, lack of vital materials and supplies such as fuel, diet deiiclcncies un. repaired war damage—all these go to create a crisis which the United States must do Its full share to meet and meet within the weeks which lie immediately atjrad. Conditions in France and Italy are only slightly more dangerous— more inviting to Communism — than those in many other European countries. While Mr. Truman did not. disavow tits resent baffling ttatements to the White House correspondents that price control and rationing were tht method* of "the police state," hit speech is certainly a ttep In that direction. The President •was for months the country's lending champion of OPA. He vetoed the phony price control extension act because It gave no protection. Peace-time price control did not represent a police jtate to Mr. Truman a year ago. There is no need for it to bring up that specter now. The program which the Administration presents should not be afraid to come fully to grips with reality. Congress thould be as ready to do its part. The teuton which meets Nov. n has a solemn obligation to rise high above the record of parti- tan squabbling which has characterized such ses- tlon In divided administrations. Our democratic system has an opportunity to prove—or discredit iUelf-bcforc the world. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. BARBS By HAL COCIIKAN from th* advice o[ centenarians, the way to reach eld agt It lo drink Vint, abstain from alcohol, shun tobacco and smoke a pipe. » • • Some folks persist In pi}In5 rent and buying food with not a single new car in' the family. * « * A rut Is something tome Bltru trWndinc halt . »l*lf time fligjlhg and thl Other half trying to get out of. SO THEY SAY 'How Much Am I Bid?" THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1947 Resistance to Communism Gains Momentum With U.S. Determined to Aid Western Europe Hv pl-'Tpn nicrkv - . , ..... NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (NBA) — If representatives of Soviet Russia, now in the United States, can read American newspapers, or are having them translated and analyzed, they should have no doubts about the wave of anli-Coninnmlst sentiment now sweeping tills country. There Is the President's call (or a special session to implement the Marshall Plan to aid Europe. There is the firm resistance to the Communist bloc iu the United Nations. There is the determination to keep natch on the Balkans. There is the new impetus to strengthen national defenses and make America safe asalnst any threat ot foreign aggression. these things are on the higher, international level, but the feeling runs deeper, down to the 'individual and personal level, too. The government's loyalty probe on every one of its employes exemplifies it. The Hollywood Investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee Is merely the show-window 'or all this business. The crowds In .he hearing rooms arc definitely *'ith the witnesses whp are casti- jnting the Communists. Maybe It Is he glamor of Menjou, Cooper, Tay, , - lor and Montgomery that draws the crowds, but the things they applaud and demonstrate about are the 'ex- iressions of opposition to commun- -5111. COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHTING JUST ONE FIELD What the Thomas Committee Is publicizing Is exactly what has hap- The answer to lower grain prices is to stop exporting grain.—J. o. McClintock, president, Chicago Board of Trade. pened in every field of activity in which Communists have been allowed to Infiltrate under cover— In labor organizations, In the armed service, in government. Thert are hundreds of cases, but these three, which can be fully documented, may be taken as typical: 1. In a union, there is the case of a 40-year-old Clevelandcr, recognized as one of the most influential labor leaders In his area. He joined the Communist Party when he was 30 as a protest against his own failure to make more headway in life. He was then an unspectacular field organizer for his union. Carefully coached by Communist Party leaders, he fccgan to take more interest In union activities. He reported everything that went on in the union to the party leaders. . He became not only a leader in his. local union; but in the Cleveland City Union Council and in Ohio labor circles as well. All this time he kept his membership in the Communist Party a secret, denouncing anyone who accused him ol being a Red as a "Red-baiter" or "anti-unionist." Working under- oovpr in this way, he has for- five years been one of the most valuable tools of the Communist Party in the Mid-West. A ISEWSrAFERMAN ANI> GOVERNMENT WORKER 2. in March, 194fi, Gen. Douglas Mac-Arthur removed from the stall of the Tokyo "Stars and Stripes" an Army sergeant whose writings were said to be flavored with Communist thought. The sergeant protested loudly that he was not a Commun- ist. He said he was being persecuted. Less than a year later, after his discharge, he was a by-liiu writer on the New York Daily Worker CommunLst Party organ in the U. s! Check-up on this man's record showed he had been a top Red leader in Reading, Pa. In 1910, he tried to get his name on the ballot as Communist candidate for Congress. In "election Irregularities he was charged with perjury, found guilty, sentenced to a year in jail. Defended by Communist Party lawyers, he was able to avoid serving sentence. He moved to Wateroury, Conn., and there became a Communist Party leader until he was inducted into the Army in 1944. 3. In February, 1942, a government employe was investigated on a' tip that he belonged to Communist organizations. He denied, under oath, that he was a party member. A rnbnth later, .a report was sent to the head of the agency employing, this man, proving that h.: was a member of the party working out of the national offices. In 1S44 he was elected to the National Committee of the Communist Political Association, which, in 1945, became again the Communist Party- The pnrly constitution requires that members of the National Committee must have been party members In good standing lor four years. So he must hare been a member of the. party when he took a government oath that he was not. . You can't trust 'em any farther than you can spit. Writers' Refusals to Testify To Red-ness Becoming Boring THE DOCTOR SAYS * T ^Sf-h!"*. A o 1 ** 1 "". M. D. Written for NEA Service Unsuspected lung Infections are tn« c»use of moat sudden deaths In Infants, usually attributed to smothering from bed clothes. Many, parents have been wrongly blamed for neglecting their children when a so-called smothering death has occurred. * Hy FREDERICK C. OTRMAN (United Frws Staff CorrwpondnU) WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. (UP)_ First come the anguished moans. Then the gavel pounding. The bitter arguments with the chairman ^bout civil rights. The arrival of I the cops, The citation (or contempt' I of Congress. The boos of the mo\ vie stars in the hack of the house! caucus room. And the cheerg of : another segment of the audience. | Bang — bang — bang — bant. | One famous movie scenarist after i another gets the bum's rush for/^j., I refusing to say whether he Is, or^\v I isn't, a CommunLst. And sensations »t the i death occurs severe thai, solid airless '. It is a weird situation. The movie writers seem some- nnpumnnU n«frh»« >,«ir. u»^ ! c niuvie wiut?r:> seem some- fS £?L. P.HL'! r3£SSS? ! i__ - ti_ ,. i ^;,* , . . . BftirSlgs — snri f l*iin it.'** rtf -a — IRQ ^.laini »ija r-'^iif €JL £^£^^ S :|fs~^S Journal of Public their ' min. i L ry * to weed 'e answers from them however, did Drs. Werner and r,-ir- fant's death. The best position for the avcr- slumn , age young infant to sleep is on his ! bored by the repetitious shoutinsr stomacli on a firm bed. Tills helps until the newsreel spotlights sout to drain secretions from the nose \ ter bright. Then they sit up straight and throat and prevents a certain — th e ladies especially — with smi number of respiratory infections, les to match the lights. Or mavbe Little infants Instinctively turn | it Isn't odd at all They're mo'vie their heads so that their nose is I actors. When a camera is turned kept free in the face-down posl- ' their way, it Is their second nature Hon. yflien an Infant lies on his . to smile until It hurts back and the bed clothes fall a- [ The writers so far headed for cross his face, he will make fran- ] court on contempt charges Include tic efforts to knock them off and Dalton Trumbo. Alvah Bessie Al- usually is successful. , [ bert Jllaltz, and John Howard LawQUESTTON: About three months ' son. Between them they have wrlt- ago. I was running up the cellar j ten some of th e biggest hits ever stairs and bumperi my head on i to appear on the movie screens of the top. Lately I have noticed the world- It is only fair to say that my neck is sore and I have a that some of their movies couldn't pressure over my forehead. Is , have been written along more pa- this the result of th e blow on my j triotic American themes head? i But the committee has produced ANSWER: I would not have any long, convicing memoranda, with way of knowing without an ex- names, dates, and places, showing animation, but It might be pos- ! 'hey all are members of Red front slhle. so you had better see a phy- i organizations, writers for the Com - sician. >/5 Fears Ago I In Blytheville Recently a new organization has been formed in Blytheville High School. This is an exclusive organization for boys whose purpose it will be to install pep and enthusiasm into school activities. No one is eligible unless he Is willing to work for the good of the school munlst press, and speechmakers I before Red mass meetings. _ I Some of these gentlemen I used to know well when I worked In Hollywood a few years back So yesterday I had lunch with one of the witnesses — he'll be called to testify tomorrow probably — and tried to get some Idea what was stewing inside his head. The poor rlevil couldn't eat tits sandwich. He had circles under his eyes. Ulcers, too. He said he couldn't think about his work in nne of the greatest of the studios. H^ was too worked up about his t- / 'iles Why shouldn't he hav e the right and all it's organizations. The or- | ne asked, to talk where he wanted ganlzatlon <!hose as their sponsor j to talk? And why shouldn't he Mr. Crawford Green Supt. of i associate with Communists if he Schools. The following officers were ! wanted? That's about all I got out a:so elected, president Jimmy Ed- of him. wards, Frank Huffman, vice prcsi- He wasn't the easy-going moviedent: Bill Crowe, secretary; Stan- ; maker I knew in the good old days. ~IN HOLLYWQOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. Oct. 30. (NEA) — Paramount is just about ready to hand Sterling Hayden an ultimatum—get in a picture or get out of the studio. Haydeu is undo suspension for turning down the lead opposite Joan CauHIeld and Veronica Lake in 'The Sainted Sisters," and ihe studio will follow it through to a showdown. ' I talked to Producer Richard Maibaum about sterling turning down the role arrt he said: "Hayden is a funny gux. He thinks there's something unmanly about being an actor. You can't Judge him by the standards of other actors." People continue to n'.«rvel at the successful marriage-of Bill Powell and Diana Lswis—there's a big age gap—but it's one of the town's steadiest. I remember when thcv were first married and Bill was talking to a pal in his den when there was a crash in the direction ot the living room. The pal looked stnrtled but Bill said: "It's nothing to worry about. Just Diana sliding down the banister." WHO WOULDN'T? Paulette Goddard's new film. "Hard.' Is another "H Happened One Night"—a cross country elmc with MacDoiisild Casey chasing her Bob Hope has collected nearly half •.million dollars as his share ol "My rjvorllt Brunette," * ' • « S«ctli 5 h Vivcca LimHrrts j«sl bought a ranch in _J)|» Sa« ftt- nandn V.illry and liam»tl tt til Rauchn Svptisky.,.. Pals of «h actor, notr,! f or hit t»t*iN>MiHttnt on Ihr sri. imve iliibhfrf hri, h6frt ,, "III Manor." • i « . John Wavnr. who just won ft batllc with a cou|Hc of Ulcers. Is on the RepllWlc lol, lorikllli Sreal....Stci)in FcleSilt, ilia ofeal Neero comic, is statl-lllg 111 l -Hsr« lem Hit Parade," currently lolltllij state lairs In the east. Gene Kelly s broken ankle will be In a cast for six weeks. Metro is worried that he'll never dance asjain It's the third break lor the same !eg Ingrid Bergman and David I O. Selaiick ended their feud when I Ingrld's performance In "Spellbound" won the Venice Festival award. The trophy was sent to Selznick, and he presented It to her. "KARAMAZOV" TOO RUSSIAN , Julius and Philip Epstein are writ- ' ing a film pliiy based on "The Brothers Karamazov" for M-G-M. The other day, they sent the first draft of the script to a studio executive to read. Couple of days later the script was returned with a note reading: "It's too Russian." Comic Danny Thomas Is thinking about having'his nose bobbed Marie McDonald returned from New York with a. fortune in clothes. New hustend Harry Karl will gee the bills ticxt month...The box| office reports on "Son? of Love" j have Director Cliirenco Brown i beaming. There were some dire predictions about the success of this picture. . , . . | Gregory Peck and Lara me. Day- are each collecting S2CDO a week for their eight-week Pacific Coast tour In "Angel Street" That beard Peck grew for the role so changed his appearance that .Wine autograph tans don't reccgnlxs him. the point count. Most of them are using the 4-3-2-1 count— that is, ace counts four, king three, queen two, jack one. Milton Wark made this count popular 20 years ago, and even in those clays it had been well estali'iihed In whist. DHt Richards referred to it as the "pitch" count. Most of today's experts want a minimum of 16 for one no trump and 22 for two no trump. In today's hand the, point courj't is employed to arrive at a correct suit slam. North has a count of 24, a good two no trump bid. I ley Atchison, treasurer; Wilbur Archer, reporter and Charles Smith, sergeant at Arms. The pep rueet- | ing Friday morning was conducted l by these boys. They portrayed an [Indian right between the Shawnee [Indians and the Chickasaws in which the Chickasaws were vie tori- ! ous. The French club composed ot Blytheville High School French students unrler the supervision of Miss Frances Miller met at the home or Miss Helen Alice SJcrn- bcrg with Miss Sue Butt as co- hostess. Following a short business session which was conducted by Mis Mary Alice Taylor the presf- Communlst or not. I felt sonv for him. Duciucsne University. Pittsburgh, Pa., was organized in 1878. One mile of 10-gauge sUel wire weighs 17.05 pounds. dent, a modern French program was presented with the following numbers. Review of French Correspondence, by Martha Hall. Life of Anatole France, by Sarah Jo . . Little. French songs w'ere sung by ''<•) the group with Miss McCorvey as'" leader. The hostesses served dell- clous refreshments- *,AK V AQ4 4 > A8S5 . +AK65 *Q53 V 10982 « J3 + Q743 N W E S Dealer * J62 9KJSS » K2 AJ1098 * 109874. * Q 1097 4 - Lesson Hand — N-S vul. South West North K.nt Pass Pass 1 N T. Pa« 3 A . Pass 3 N. T. Pa'is 4 » Pass 6 • Opening — » lo Pass 30 Radio Star McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Tlte 'Pttlnt Count' I System^ /'or N-. T. \ (fYuHh Irt A Scries ot six special More fthd IViore you are going 16 llenr Btitlllt the point count syst.-nl tor 110 I rump. A great many of tliS present day experts are employing South'& bid of three spades is not a strength-showing bid. It simply says. "Partner. 1 have a five-card suit," North's bid Ot three no trump conveys the fact UIHI he does not want to play the hand in spades, so South, with his bid at four dilmenttS, saVs, "Hflw wdllld you like lA'plfty it ill tllnmonds?" It also tells North that Smith hes two suits of at least fi\e cards each. Even if his partner does Hot have the king or queen of diamonds North can see that it the diamonds break two-two, a slam in diamonds can be matte. The ace of hearts and the ace-king of ciubs will take cave or the three off-carriSj will tile s|1nd6 suit can be established by nltfilij. North's deductions arc correct, even with a heart Spelling, declarer goes up with dummy's ace or hcnrts, and discards his losing heart on the king or clubs: EHnte the diamond suit .split two-two, lie lost only one diamond. HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured radio personality 13 Concurs ] 5 Strict 16 Anger .17 Great Ifr.) in Before 20 Novel 21 Gazelle 22 Electrical unit 23 Cushion 24 Street (ab.) 25 "Empire State" (ab.) 28 Painful 30 Transported 33 Ocean 34 Yellow bugle plant 35 Brain passage 36 Slightly wet 38 Symbol for tin 39 R^d Cross (nb.) 41 Girl's name 43 Symbol for cerium 45 Courtesy tille 48 S\vi?s river 4!) Large cask , BO Fleet 62 Station (ab.) fc3 She Is an —— 65 She also has appeared on (he ^^ 15? Ri'lrcti VERT1CAI, 1 Aches 2 Herons 3 Became larger 4 Tapnyan 5 Burglar 6 Dutch measure 7 Bare 27 Hops'kiln ' uarc , 23 Scottish 8 f-mployi sheepfold 9 Delirium 29 Auricle tremens (ab.) 30 Disencumber 10 Ooze 11 Wandering 12 Poverty- stricken H Theater sign (ab.) lava 31 Hawaiian pepper 32Cnrd game 35 Effect 37 Pratlles 38 Oriental guilar 40 Wading bird 42 Emmets 43 French city •14 Former j 45 Symbol (or ! samarium i 46Hypolhelical ! structural I units 47 Speed contest 48 On the ocean ; 51 Manuscripts ! (ab.) 54 Of the thing ' 56 Railroad (ob.>

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