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FAGM HZ BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWB FRIDAY, KOTOMBEX T, 1MT ! THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , TIB OOCJUHI mm oo. j B. W. KAOnCS, rubttaher JAKEB L. TERBOEPF, Editor PACL D. HUMAN, adv*ttUb« Hantftf Col* National adwrtiiirjf Representative*: Wallace Witmer Oo. New York. Chicago, Detroit, FuUblwd tntj Attwnoo* Exotpt Sunday atrUrm M Meond elMi m»ttcr *t UM po*t- »t BlTttKTittt, Axkania*. UBd«* act al OOB- Octobtr (. HIT. by Uu UnlUd SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •By carrier In UM city of Blytbevlll* or in? Mburban town whtr* carritr Mrvtu I* tained, Me per week, ,or Uc pel month. Bt mmU. within a radiua of 50 mile«, M.BO p«r «etr. (3.06. for tlz monthi, 11.00 for three months: by mail ouUlde M mil* »n*, 110.00 p*r y«ar payable m adiinoe. Meditation for no human being »1D be Justified m h* right by works of the law tlnae through the law •omet knowledge of aln.—Roman* »:». • • • Throogh 4Utient atadj •< UM law •!• mtf k* 4Haw»i« kit w* We Want In Two south Texas caUlemcn are developing a "tick-proof breed of cftttle. News stories do not make clear whether ticks won't live on their hides, or whether they are so tough that tick- bites don't hurl. „ Whichever is the answer, we hope that the Messrs. Turner and Thomas will turn their attention to developing a mosquito-proof breed of human. And if they can make the improvement retroactive, we want in. pUee, wh«r« wert the Hollywood writers who now daelin* to MJT wh*th«r or not they ar* CotnmunitU, though cardi purporting to b« theirg are in evidence* Where were the actori and actresse* who chartered * plane to fly to Washington in defence of freedom of »peech7 Where wai former Attorney General ( Robert Kenny of California? And attorney Hartley Crum? And Paul McNutt? Did you hear protect* from them? . It makes a difference whose ox Is gored. Some, protesting th« Thomas Committee'* tactics now, were equally outraged by the Walsh, Nye, Reed and Black committee then. But »om« thought such tactics were good enough for thi right ox. It's only when the left ox gets gored that they kick. VIEWS OF OTHERS Now It's the Left Ox Out of Washington come cries of anguish from alleged Communists who feel that they are being persecuted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and from their attorneys, publicity men and business associates. The investigation is of Hollywood, whose star* have glamor and money and vaat experience in turning their favorite profiles to the public, mul covering • their defects with make-up. Therefore we are getting a. loud, articulate and not ineffective campaign in / defens« of the First Amendmonl. That is the one which protects freedom of speech. - - •- -.".jV 1 • .' •• W«ar« whole-heartedly In accord with every argument for freedom of speech. To that cause we welcome all recruits. Wa are happy that the glamor of Hollywood's stars, and the skill of their lawyers and public relations experts, are enlisted in the never-ending fight, We do wish, however, that must ot them had seen the light a few years earlier than they did. Eric Johnston, head of the producers' organization, was on our side as a businessman and, later, as president of the Chamber of Commerce of the U. S. There's nothing of the Johnny-come-lately about his zeal. But the same cannot be said truly of moat of his associates in the current fight for freedom. As a matter of fact, looking over the names of those who are outraged by th« Thomas Committee's methods, wt do riot recognize a singl« one, other than Johnston, who has been publicly upset by even greater excesses in th« p*st. The Thomas Committed—nor even It* 'predecessor, the Diea Committee— did not invent the technique of smearing witnesses with half-truths, of making charges without giving opportunity for cross-examination or rebuttal. The technique was perfected during th« '30's by "liberals" investigating "reactionaries." Nothing yet produced by tht Dies-Thomas group even approaeh- •• the excesses of th* Walsh, Ny», R«ed and Black committees. ' Sen. Hugo Black, who investigated ?obbie« in 1936, is the same "liberal" irho now sits on the Supreme Court, . When he went after anti-New Deal elements that were trying to influence legislation he put the Bill of Rights behind a time-lock that couldn be opened unil h* got through. i-™^ 1 ***"" Y °* Times< Arthlir Krock recalls the occasion when the District • ef Columbia Court had enjoined Black's •ommittee from seizing or using tele- trams taken from Western Union files - sn a "fishing" expedition. While one . . particular wire was involved in actual «H»rt procedure, Black had it read in «w HOUM, so that whatever th. court -nUvd would be useless. things w*r« Ukia« Our Bunglers in Europe It was the euence of Secretary Marshall'! RUggesllon of last June concerning aid U> Europe that our government should extend further substantial help only If the peoples of western Europe helped themselves and one another to the utmost of their ability. Two recent articles In this newspaper, from Us Berlin correspondent Joseph E. Evani, show how the atupldlty—il it Is nothing else—of our representatives In Europe stands in the way of the self-help we are demanding. One article, that, of October 31, described the conviction and fining by German court* of German business men accused of bartering in goods and services among themselves, which apparently i« illegal under some lingering Nazi statute. Undisputed evidence submitted during the trials Indicated that, only by barter could German business men obtain such things a* food for their employes. Indispensable raw materials and repairs for their trucks. Nevertheless the military government of the American »one does not interfere with these vicious prosecutions. In his article of October 27 Mr. Evans related that anj'one who attempts to buy for export in "Biz.onla"—the theoretically unified British and American occupation zones—must consult at len.it three German government offices and then "clear" with the joint Anglo- American export and import agency. Some export contracts had been "in process" for a year • nei their execution hud then been blocked by military government Interference. Until very lately, the foreign txchange realized ftom actual exports to a hard-money country ifent into the hands o[ the military trade agency which paid- the German exporter in marks at some ofticlally declared exchange rate. The marts he received were almost useless to him, because hts fellow citizens don't want them. Now the military, or person* acting for them, have set up a ridiculously complicated scheme for allowing the German exporter a small share of the foreign erchange which hla efforts yield. Why do our representatives In a part of Europe where they have over-riding authority both permit and create conditions which render the fulfillment of Secretary Marshall's reasonable conditions impossible? Perhaps Henry Hailltt, whose booklet, "Will Dollars Save the World?" li published today by the Foundation for Bco- conomlc Education, can explain it. He says: "The only conditions thai could really bring revival to a borrowing country are those that stabilize the real value of its currency (as" opposed to the 'official' value) and that restore free markets. But these are not the conditions In which most of our own government representative* abroad really believe. A« illustrated by the policies thfjr have approved for or Imposed on Grecce j Germany and Japan, they believe funlamenlally in Schalhttsm—1. e., In prile control, wage control, trade control, exchange control and m government production 'targets.' Many of them are either convinced outright that nationalization 1» better man vrivate enterpiise or M worse consider It a rentier of indifference or of purely academic Importance which system a nation adopu." Mr. HarJi't remarks that If our government o*fici»li impcue conditions with their lo»n«. inert 1* no assurance that they will not impose pre- cfarly the conditions that hinder recovery and lead toward a totalitarian economy. Buch as- •uraneea as there Is. we think, polnu to juM that MM of affair*. smtBsrr JOURNAL. A Conservation Slogan of Our Own BARBS T HAL COCHfcAN K take* mort than serving ifmgrieUl to f«t a hu*b*r>4 «J1 wrmpped up in hli wife's cooking. * • • CMe*p«tks dtoeoTer that M par e*nt at th* p«1><il*ttm h»»e »ne Irg l<*Hrer thwi the other. AH «f Ik* p«ittB< fc fcnnnd In h.T Aeronautical Engineer Steps All Over Many Prominent Toes Marshall Plan Dubbed 'Operation Survival' By U.S. Experts Whipping Idea Into Shape Sunday School Lesson BV TETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. <NEA)~ Half a dozen experts on the Mar- I worked at. It could not be mapped shall Plan were seated nt the front of (he room for the purpose of making a report on progress on the aid ! picture. to Europe deliberations, now unoffi- j While it would therefore be pre- cially described a.s "Operation Sur- ! mature to stale general conclusions. fourth was the drafting of a pre- I There were two man considera- limanary report on requirements, i tions. First was availability. Second The prorjlem would have to be \ was Impact. vorked at. It could not be mapped | Notni)) had yet ^ n firmed-up out m precise detail. It could not , „, ^liabilities. But in considering be looked al apart from the world j themg leM emp ha5is was being put vlval.' The discufslon was to be off the. recurd. for background information only. Teams of American and European officials had been meeting be- hiurl closed doors all over Washington for the Inst couple weeks, so it wa» thought there might be some- tiling interesting, or even informative, to put out. If, however, the reader reaches the end of the report contained in this column and finds himself woozy in the 1 ' head and tnoroughly' confused, he should not worryl It, will ju.sl be proof that fie is normal. For what came out of the con- I the overall objective was normality in the world of trade. Conversations between the Europeans nntl Americans were at the present, lime informal, and at the technical level only. The matter ot resolving specifics on the dollar equivalets than on the magnitude of requirements. They could only be blocked out. It had to be emphasized that, at the technical level, the working committees did not constitute a negotiating body. They were, however, considering every facet ot the problem before them. The impact of the program would WILLIAM B. aiLMOT, B, ». t U one thing to assert and define the utandarda of right -Hr- int, but quite another thing to induct men to accept and follow them. Thu», the literature ol religion and etpeclally of the Old and New Testament* It filled alike with assertion and appeal. Whether man be a Tletlm of natural depravity or not, many thin« incline him away from the good life. There are natural passions and desire* that more on a lower plane than consideration for other* that call for curbing and re*tralnl that Is not always easy. Today, especially, thU is true when much popular philosophy tells youth to hue Its fling, follow |t» inclinations, and Ignore inhibitions a restraints irpon "freedom." Moreover, there i« much in self. Interest that Incline* men to run roughshod over others, without regard to their rights or interests. Temptations and allurement* from within, and false standards of conduct, widely and constantly asserted in example, precept and practice, an account for a great deal of evil living In the. world, and incline toward more. The call to right living, therefore, must be jtrong. Insistent and persistent. It Is strongest when it Is well-enforced by example. Daniel and his companions have stood through the ages as men of moral courage who have dared to stand against the allurements of a false and corrupting environment and the dangers of not bowing to evil demands. They chose, rather to follow the dictate* of conscience and the standards of clean living. That word "clean" is a good word as applied to right living Those *'ho appreciate the meaning and value of physical cleanliness might, well be brought to see the meaning and value of moral cleanliness. It is not found In the Bible, but It Is so true and apt an adage that it might well be, that "cleanliness is next to godliness." In the moral and spiritual realm; It might be said that cleanliness Is godliness, for it is "a clean heart" that God Is represented, an giving to those who will follow His ways and accept His commandments. Peter, the Apostle, in his Epistles enforce th e call to right living. His words were addressed to Christian disciples whose hearts, though they were subject to temptation, orers Inclined to righteousness by their Christian •T FRCDEKICX C. OTHMAN (Unit** Pr*M BUM WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, Ralph R Graichen I* a precise llttl* man with a pink dome, a whit* mu». Isehe, and the distinction of putting a euw word Into th» official (Mleral arch*ev«». H* said he couldn't help hlrawK, He was so surprised when Howard Hughes snagged a *22,000,000 eon- traot to build photo plane* or«r lh« protest* of himself and the other Air Force engineers at Wright Field that he scrawled a note In penrj^ upon the document conlirmtog tiT^ deal. What does it say?" asked Sen. Homer Ferguson of Mich., chairman ol the subcommittee returning th» Inquiry Into Hughes' fiscal relation. ship* with his Uncle Sam. "It says," said Oratehen, " '111 b* damned.' " "And who wrote U?" asked th» Senator. "Why, it's In my handwriting," Graichen replied. "I wrote It." "And your remarks became a part of the official file of the War Department?" Sen. Ferguson continued. "That's right," Oralchen mapped, , Inhaling smoke. , lungful! of cigarette ,.--„-.had not yet been taken up. They I hive to be weighed by relatlngThe .could not be liken up until reports [Paris report to the world lituation. I had been received from the Conn- l cil of Economic Advisers and the Harriman Committee of 19. be of necessary to define' the areas agreement. Ideas were now being crystallized. Interdepartmental working groups were now considering various phi- Graichen ii a veteran aeronautical engineer. He works lor the Air Force on plans for new airplanes and apparently he cares not who's shoeshine' he ruins. He spent most of the" day stepping on assorted prominent toes. Like Brig. Oen. Elliot Roosevelt's. Gen. Roosevelt, you may remember, urged upon the government the purchase of 101 of the new model phfito planes designed by Hugl^g es. Oraichen said he didn't belie™' Oen. R. was fitted by background, experience, or education to be recommending the buying of military planes. "Are you a pilot?" asked Tom Slack, Hughes' attorney. "No I'm not," said Graichen. "Neither is Colonel, I mean, General Roosevelt." (The air force says that Roosevelt won a pilot rating during the war and personally pilotted plane* on several missions over enemy territory.) . Graichen said that young Roosevelt was the only man in the Air Force to use pressure in favor of any particular plane manufacturer. "Oh, now." protested Ben. Carl A. Hatch ol N. M. "The use of 'pressure 1 is not a very good word and I think Sen. Ferguson put 11 in your mouth." No such thing, snapped Graichen. "Pressure" was his own word. Nobody else had done what Roosevelt did and he considered thai pres- profession and choice. The deepest j „*.";. "."^ S?,^^ 5 !"; T". K ^' problem confrontlsg mankind to- ™" "~' fcrcncc was a lot of cliches and in- * cre , now coiismcrtng various pna- temational cobblcdygook that, In i s f 5 ot . the situation. It was under- memory, sounded something like | stood tncy were al pulling together. tnisv . I Direct responsibility had been put i'in the hands of a steering commit- 1 lee. It was considering the problem SAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL GOBBLEDYGOOK i in 1L , dynnmjc5 . It Is easy to get diverted from our ASSORTED COMPLEXITIES main objective, the'first spokesman AND CONSIDERATIONS said. But that should not b'e allowed Full appreciation would have to to becloud the issue. The fact, that be given to the fact that the prob- the 16 nations had been able to lem v;as very complex in scope, co-operate, was the important his- NCTCI Unless, the solution would , torical aspect. have to be marie flexible. Every pro- It would have to be understood gram would have to be analyzed jn at the beginning that there were detail before recommendations could four principal problems. First was be made to top-level authority, to Increase production. Second was The whole picture was being han- lo create financial stability. Third died within the framework of exist- was to liberalize trade barriers. And ing governmental machinery. IN HOLLYWOOD BY F.RSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Political Pot« Boiling"— headline. And cooK- ing up a.n *Iwu] stew. Tour Jnws generate electricity when JIM f»t. Just dint at my eipemlve rnlanrant and yoti'll notice the A survey ahow« It costs 110,000 to rear a child to the a«e of IS. Can you name a b*tter HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 6. INEA)Personal appearance tours are back and, once again, 16 per cent of Hollywood's stars will be caught flatfooted, with their talent at half- mast. You've seen it happen yourself. The star walks out on the stage and the rafters ring with the open- Ing applause. You si I there waiting for the great. Hollywood star to do something. Th« star bows and smiles and says. "Hello, I'm mighty glad to be h'rc," and smiles again, stands on one foot and then the other, says "Uh." and then ssys "Uh" again. Then he or she says, "its nice to have been here—goodby," and walks off the stage looking, and no doubt feeling. Uke a bowl of tired ma«hed potatoes. ROUTINES NEEDED The studio* should re*llae that only slngeri, dancers and come diins c*n hold their own on a personal appearance tour. They should make their dramatic stars learn one good routine, Instead of acting like little Johnny who has been hauled in before the Ladies' Aid Society to spe»k a piece for the first time. Another suspension is cooxlng on the front burner at 20th Century- Fox where Cornel Wilde and Gene Tlerney landed In the doghouse tor turning down roles. Maw it's blonde June Haver who Is kicking up her heels. June doesn't like what she says Is an unimportant role lit the picture. "A Street With No Name." She's telling pals: "After playing that role. I wont have any name." No actor it* Kollyu'wKi takes his work more seriously thnn Sydney Grrenstrret. He had lo look mucn ymingrr tor a scene In "Prelude to] Night." But he refused the help oft a makeup man. He said: "If I fee! and act younger. I'll l«oK younger. If I don't, no amount of makeup will help nif." great. Mail Dept.: From Berkely. Calif.: Never mind Al Capone. Look at our young girls who copy-.the glamorized shady-lady lives portrayed on the screen. Profit to the film industry at the expense of the home." From Chicago: "Doesn't Clark Gable have anything, to say about, the stories ol his pictures? I just saw 'The Hucksters.' I wish I had my 65 cent,*; buck." TEST LISZT KIN MARGARET LISZT, grcatgrand- daughter of Frsuz Liszt, will screen tested by Nat Finston George Raft and Gail Robbins a twosome at the Blltmore Bowl. Max Sherojer wand *o record an album of lorea >cen«« from famous plays with L»na Turner and Ty Power. The p«!r e*n pick their own pla.vi and name their «wn price. June Allyson persuaded Dick Powell to let her pick out the wallpaper for Iheir bedroom In their new home. It was a lovely white with fragile tufting all over it. But It was so fr»f- ilc the paste seeped through »nd the whole thing is now a mass of small bubbles. Walls Dick. "How do you think T feel sleeping In a room «urround- ed by bubble gum?" When these correlations were formulated, it might be possible to give some definitive answers. In the meantime, it could prob- wa.s being explored and—presumably—no stone wai being left unturned. Also there was a meeting of minds around the table. Al the end of about an hour of this, it was pointed out to the expert that Secretary Of State Georg« Marshall had taid the time for words had passed, and now wa* the time for action./The expert agreed. Then thi expert was asked If there was any one specific question about the Marshall Plan that he could answer. If there was, would he pleue tell what this question was. »o that it could be atked him? "I/ook," said the expert as h« rote from his chair. "I have other things to do and I'm jure you have too." It ou?ht to be safe to quote him on that. my. He e»n take either tha heart Or the club finesse. If they both lose he will go down on«. but the percentage favori his winning at l«a»t one of the two finesses. Therefore hU problem it which ona to t*k«. day Is that of making the call to right living effective to those who son smiled as brightly as his scrambled egg cravat, and Graichen solemnly continued his recital of ths have made no such choice of the tnin P ne d "Jn'l l*e about th. good way, or who, by natural in- i Hushes deal. Take wooden airplanes, cllnation or actual choice have • sucn "* Hughes proposed, aiir^rt thpnurlviu ~oh ovii Inrf u, \ Gralchen listed a number .of such i splintery planes fay hurr.ber, name, to' and manufacturer, some lost their powerful forces. How can these be brought repentance and right living? One wonders sometimes whether the churches are not too content to little concerned about the masses who are outside. The Christian church arose in evangelism. "He brought him to Jesus" (John 1:42) was the method, as those who found the Master brought others to the Christian fellowship and way. That U what we need, In spirit und practice. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Marie Dean has been chosen as carnival queen to reign over the annual senior high school carnival to be held Dec. 3. This event will be directed by Frank Huffman and he will be assisted by James Edwards. Proceeds from this attraction will be used for buying equipment for the high -school stage. Mr. and Mrs. E .R. Mason and son Carey Burton will spend tomorrow In Memphis where they will consult i specialist for the baby. Mrs. Lee Armstrong entertained the Ladies Bible Class of First Methodist Church with a party last wingi in midair. Some caught fire and burned all the way to tha ground. Others disintegrated and Graichen wouldn't give a wooden ruckle for a lumber flying machine- was, he said, that the ine^ 4V' Corps brought down from Canada 13 wooden Mosquito bombers lor Msts. The engineers didn't like 'em. when time came to sent! lack to Canada," he continued, "our ferry pilots wouldn't take 'em up. Too dangerous. Civilian pilot* hari to fly 'em." One good thing, he indicated, wa* the fact that the Hughes photo plane was changed from wood to aluminum. Hughes cracked.one up a while back and nearly killed himself, but the one remaining, Graichen said, is a first class' flying machine. Only it wasn't delivered until long after the war was over. And that's what GraJchen was scribbling cuss words about in the first place. evening at her homi on Chick*- sawba Ave. Mrs. D. P. Roe conducted the devotional and Mrs. Wyatt Henley the business session. For the social hour Mrs. Ramsey Dunc^^ and Mrs. T. J. Crowder were ^m charge of the contests. Tournament—Neither vuT. Strath We** North Earf IV Pass 7 1 Pass 4 V Pass Pas* Pas* Opening—A 1 7 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE .*. A .*.>„•; .*. .».;«.>:.*. > \VhlC.h to ri • , , r ll'St, 18 Tf South i« » believer In picking up the trumps he probably will take the heart finest*, and when it tcees he will be unable to get back into dummy to Uk« the club finesse. Sine* he will have a loser in every suit if both finesses fail, hi* first .play, after winning the opening lead with the ace of spades, should be the nine of spades, ho- plnf to wublish the queen. But WMt covert the nine with the ten. and Za*t win* the queen with the king. A apade i* returned and trumped by daclartr. and now he l«*df a diamond to dummy'! ace. At thU point the correct lead fe the aeren of club*. When the queen holds the trick, th« ace of clubs ii cashed and a club trumped dummy. Thi« put« declarer in a position to take the heart finesse and although it lose*, he make! his contract of four-odd. If he tsk«« the heart finesse first there i« no way he can get back into dummy for the club fine.vie. I1Y WILLIAM T.. McKENNET America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service The situation In rioe.s not bear o Bvlldmg, Not a Man The village smithy, of Longfel low's famous poem, was not today's hand-man- The smithy referred to HORIZONTAL 3 Sun god 1,6 Pictured < Incorporaltcl Archbishop of (ab.) York, the Most 5 Shakeipearean Rev. — king 13 Twining plant* S Portugu«» 15 Flyer 16 Grandchild (Scot.) 17 Hinged window 19 Myself 20 Furtive 22 Esteem 23 Meat, 24 Cameroon town 26 Nullify 27 Former Russian rulera 29 Revere 30 Each (ab.) 31 Near 32 Slight 35 Calyx leaf 39 Wagnerian heroine 40 Storage pit 41 Fold 42 Helpmeet 48 Beverage 49 Type measurt 50 Sweat S2Neon (ab.) 53 Chaplet 55 Void STAdrialtc seaport 58 Shabby VERTICAL navigator 7 Assert 8 Peeling 9 Club 10 Diminutivt suffix 11 Fruit 12 Quiver 14 Compass point 34 Viper 18 Exempli 36 Swine gralia (ab.) 37 Straightened Jl Affirmative 38SoIitr.ry vote 42 Oriental coins 23 Fowl 25 Amphitheater 26 Ballots 28 Posed 29 Possesses 32 Choose 33 Din 43 Preterit <ab.)i 44 Bone (comb. ! form) 45 Higher 46 Thus 47 Ages 50 American poet 51 Compass point 54Rhod« Island A (ab.) ,1 56 Symbol for^'in cerium ] He played the scene minus make.- "When In rioubl up and «udW> executive* »y It's olerer ha* only one Jut the old saying I building in which the blacksmith | . Q.-,,,, ,,«,• . lead trump." De-' worked, being an old En»lUt »ort i!£" g L r<X>m me entry Into ««ni- tc* » smith* 11 irfcit>a». I »*"*«• •»

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