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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 19, 1947
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*' V . PAUC EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE: BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •na COUKXSB NEWS co. H W HAINE3, Publisher • JAMES L. VERHpETF. Editor PAOL D HUMAN. Advartisim Uuufs* ••ate National Adverttetac RepresenUtlvea: WallM Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. PubUabed every Afternoon Except Sunday Entereo a* second claa matter at the post- oCtlot at BtyiheviUe, Arkansas, under act ot Congress. OrtobM tV'im Served by th« United Presi '"^ SUBSCRIPTION BATES: • By cai'iei In the city ot Blythevllle or any ' suburban town where carrier service U maintained. Me per week, or 8S« per month By mail within a radius ol 50 miles, »4.00 per year, $2.00 lor six months, *1.00 foi three month*; • by mail outside 50 mile zone. 110.00 per year payable in advance. Meditation ' Forsake me not, O Lord; O my God, be not Jar from me.—Psalms 38:21. ; * * • IB wonder-worklnr* or some bush aflame, Men look for God, and fancy Him concealed; But In earth's common things He stands revealed, While trass and stars and flowers spell out tils name.—Minot J. lavate. Off the Main Line The caption over an item from Memphis yesterday stated tluxt "Racial Issue May Keep Memphiaiis from Seeing Nation's Freedom Train." The Freedom Train, it would seem, is to have a chance to give us a modern version of freedom in these United States. The Memphiaiis, according to the news item, objected to allowing whites and Negroes to inspect the train »t the same time. And the sponsors of the train, the American Heritage Foundation, objected to the position taken by the Memphis officials and decreed that their idea of 'freedom' would prevail, or the train would not "make the scheduled stop in Memphis. Who is right? The position of the Memphis officials appears to be wrong to a lot of folk who think they have the solution of the racial problem in the South. The position of the officials of the foundation appears to be wrong to the Memphis officials, and to a lot of others who have lived in the South and know something of the problem • from first hand observation over the years. •• But both cannot be right in their definitions of freedom, and it Is unfortunate that such an issue should arise over something ns American as the idea behind the planning of the tour for the Freedom Tmin. Jf the Freedom Train rolls for the good of all Americans, then no one can be harmed by letting each city handle its own affairs when the train stops, just so long as all citizens have equal opportunity to see those historic documents,. Memphis oft'icals have offered, .the same opportunity to Negroes that'others would have. What Rules for the Big Game? As the special session of Congress gets under way, two opposing sides are lined up for what surely will be a historic encounter. The administration team is out to attain its fixed goal of appropriations. The congressional team seems determined to stop the other short of that goal. Such a contest is a familiar part of our government's operation. -But this time the strategy of -the opposing leaders will control ,the incalculable consequences of the outcome. There is a particular interest in the line of attack which Senator Taft, quarterback of the congressional team, will take as the session proceeds. He has made it clear that his present line of opposition is purely personal, but that he hopes to swing the congressional majority to his views. The question that the spectators may ask, then, is whether this contest is to be one of individual opinions, personalities and politics, or whether it is to be a test of different means of obtaining a common objective. Certainly the proposed European Recovery Program deserves the searching inquiry and full debate which it undoubtedly will get. But one may offer up devout hope that, if Senator 'i'tft i« to set the pattern of the necessary inquiry, he will produce something more positive than the flat 1-don't-like- it expressed>,few days before the ses- ' »ion commenced.. In * speech in New York Mr. Taft ••id that he approved of aid to Eu- rope "in reasonable amounts," but did not specify what amounts he considered reasonable. The senator declared in his speech that Congress could not consider stopgap assistance apart* from the long- range program of the Marshall Plan. But, .next day, he said that the amount requested for emergency needs was "really a six-month edition of the Marshall Plan." In other words, it apparently was a combination of the stop-gap assistance and a start on the long-range program which'lie advocated the evening before. Mr. T.ift also told the press he did Tiot think the extra funds asked by the- administration would bar the spread of communism. "If we throw our dollars around and try to run the show," he was quoted as saying, "we are going to give the Communists further arguments against us for trying to be im- peralistic." That observation may be true. But what if we "throw our money around" . without running the sliuw, beyond necessary safeguards against unwise use of American aid? And what if we should economi/.e at the expense of western Europe's collapse? We might silence insulting Communist propaganda, but we wouldn't prevent, communism from spreading. The important question of European aid confronting Congress cannot be answered by yes or no. The best that Mr. Taft and Secretary Jlai'Hhall and the other team members can do is to try to. discover how much it will take to help the western European countries to their feet and prevent their domination by the Soviet Union, and at the ^ same time keep this country sound and strong and avoid squandering the American people's money.. 'That task be approached by all with a minimum of stubbornness and personal prejudice, if the gamble of dollars versus dictatorship is to be won. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1947 VIEWS OF OTHERS •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I Arctic Air It has been no sercet that the United States Air Force has been giving intense attention to the arctic. So it is not surprising to have it announced that American combat planes can fly- anywhere in the arctic In uny season. For some who know the northern wastes this may be hard to believe. However, one reconnaissance squadron has down 1,000,000 miles there in the last year, so the Air Force has some experience behind its claim. But one must wonder why the claim Is put, forward just now. Is it to influence "a certain country" that lies on the othgr side oi the arctic? Or is it to reassure anyone—such as wavering nations in Europe—who might lie uncertain about American power? Or Is it only to win public support for further Air Force experiments in the region? The Air Force has two good reasons for Its interest in the North. Military planners always draw their charts: In relation to potential dangers. Since no other country is in any position to al- lack the United States, military plans are naturally concerned with defense against mid counterattack upon Russia. Moreover, the air' over (lie arctic would be the most direct line ol operations in any conceivable conflict with Russia. The Air Force does not accept the view ol some of the diplomats that war bcLwccn Russia and the United States would be like war between a tiger and a shark, it believes each country can get at the other very sharply through the air—the arctic air. It has been jokingly remarked that the Air Force Is concerned because Russia has 12 big bombers and the United Stales has only i.'jou. Tills may be unfair, it docs not accurately measure comparable forces. And, of course, the Air Force must keep up a plane-building'pro- gram. But in view of the new assurance that American planes can operate in the" nrctic at any season we shall want'much more evidence on the strength of Russia,, air power belorc we crawl into our cave. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS By UAL COCIIKAN- Careful Now, This Could End in Disaster THE DOCTOR SAYS BY WILLIAM A. (XBK1EN, M. D. Written lot NEA Service Vegetarians refuse to eat food, derived from animals, because they consider meat harmful. It is pot- Ed sons Capital News Notebook Records Some Unusual Entries About Lovers, Photos t Answers BY.rETEK KDSON NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. (NEA) — A man going by the 15th Street side entrance of the Treasury building the other evening about diisk, was surprised to see n police patrol pull up. Out of the Treasury door came several uniformed Treasury guards, with a. young couple between them. The couple was hustled Into the paddy wagon and away it went. Curious, the passer-by sidled up to one of the guards and asked what went on. "Oh, we make a check-up of the building every night about this time," said the guard. "It's just f _o make sure everybody's gone home and there's no one left who shouldn't be here. In one of the rooms we fourid this pair making hot love, so Ave punched ,'jm." , ''What will happen to them now".'" the guard was asked. "I suppose they'll lire "em," the guard said, "if they find out they were Communists." The Acme ncwspicturc of Sen. Owen Brewsler ol Maine smilingly , inspecting the lelepholos of the ! Howard Hughes eight-engined Hying boat gave the millionaire n big laugh. But when Brcwster was asked to -autograph a copy of the photo lor Hughes, Ihe senator refused. His explanation was, "Homer won't lei inc." The "Homer" he referred to wp.s Sen. Homer Ferguson of Michigan. Brevvstev is chairman of the lull | Senate War Investigating Committee, but Ferguson is chairman of the | siib-commitlee that ran the Hughes probe. "Homer bawled me out for posing with that picture," said Brcxvster. "That's why I didn't attend any of the htlcr hearings. I wouldn't dare autograph it now." HISTORIC ANSWER COMING UP After reporters had cleaned up all the heavy business at Defense Secretary James V. Forrestal's press conference on the progress of ann:d service unification, one of the newsmen wanted to know If the secretary would answer a personal question. | "H depends on how personal It is," said Forrcstal. "Go ahead and ask it and I'll see." "Theve'.s been a lot of lalk around here about the possibility of your becoming the Democratic vice pres- idential.candidate to run. with Pre3-, icient Tr'unmn In' 1948," the reporter Megan. Then came the personal question. "Are you a candidate and if the nomination were offered you. would you accept it?" Secretary Forrestal flushed a lltr, tie and ducked the punch. Then he smiled and shot back with: "I suppose you want an answer as dcii- nile as Sherman's." He referred to Sherman's famous line that nc would not run if nominated and would not serve if elected. The reported indicated that was what he wanted. "Well,'.' said Forrestal, ''next time we meet, I'll try lo have a historic ntiswer for you." SKCTIETS FROM A aiiTHERNER's PAST Wit at the recent Democratic Na- Meyers 'Tells All' In Open Press Meeting Attended by Othman r By FKEDERICK C. OTHJ14* | (United Preu Staff Corr**st«*t4*at) WASHINGTON, Nov. 1». (UP) — I I've been to many a press con- ifrrence 'In my day, but never to 'one like Maj. Gen. Bennle Meyers' where the news was so sizzling it couldn't be printed at all. All morning the, general chomped on an unlit cigar, while witnesses told how he organised an t Is better to eat both animal and vegetable protein* if top health 1* to be maintained. Some so-called vegetarians cat milk, butter. *fgs and theese. In addition to vegetables and other foods. This group apparently be- ieves that they can accomplish their purpose by absUntng from animal flesh, but dairy products are of animal origin and their pro- trim are Identical with thote o! meat. Animal and vegetable proteins help build and repair body structure. Protein* contain nitrogenous compound* which ar* a bailc need for persons of all ages. They also have carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, sulfur, phosphorous, iron and other minerals In their structure. These elements are combined by plants, which form them into amino acids. It is possible to mix several vegetables and get combinations which yield all the amino acids necessary for health, but the simplest It while he w»s an air fore* procurement officer. Gen. Meyers rubbed hi* cloeely- clipped. Groueho Marx mustache •nd smiled faintly when B- H. Lamarre told about earning U 1,000 of the Aviation Electric Corp.. but a year — officially — a* president actually getting $50 a week. The rest of his *alary, h« (aid, went to the general. When the senate War Investigating Committee recessed the pre- ceedlngs, the reporters converged upon Oen. Meyer*. "You want to know why I orga- nlied the company?" he repealed. "Well I'll tell you. . . " His attorney remonstrated. "Hell." said the general. "My wile knoa'p about It I'm not ashamed ot what I did. So thi* Is what happened. .." HU lawyer said at least he ought to speak off the record; that he should get a promise from the way to do It 1* to eat a well-bal- i correspondent* not to publish his anced diet containing both animal ! statement. and vegetable proteins. I.." 1 * 1 'em print It if they want," tional Committee meeting here m Washington set an all-time recon for something or other. One story from the Hon. Marion Rushton o Alabama, was typical: It began with a long oratorical and political build-up about how the south had always been Democratic, and always would be Democratic. Then came this story, intended to prove It. There was a young southern soldier who went overseas in the war and got wounded. They put him in a hospital, and there was a fine flower of womanhood in the hospital as a Red Cross nurse. She happened to be from up nawth. but she was a good Democrat just the same. She saved the southern boy's life and nursed him back to health, and out of gratitude and becau»e she was such a good Democrat, even if she did come from'up-nawth, the' young southern boy thought he ought to marry her. But he was bothered by one thing. So he decided do talk it over.'wltb, his buddy, who was a good, southerner and a Democrat like himself. "My father and mother are both in the poorhouse now," the boy said. "My brother shot a man and he's in the penitentiary at Atlanta. Both of my sisters was born deaf and dumb. I got two other brothers who are in the insane asylum. One of my uncles has fits and the other one is a moonshiner who has delirium tremens. "I've told my nurse ail that. But I just wonder if I ought to tell her that I got two cousins who are Republicans." In addition to supplying amini acids, vegetables are a good source of mii^rals and vitamins. Claw o- cooked fruit and several vegetables should be eaten daily. Potatoes are especially valuable for children and hard workers, aa they contain amino acids, starch, minerals and vitamins. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM SOME vegetarians do not meat because of sentimental reasons. It is a psychological problem which may go back to some childhood experience. Older persons may attempt to derive all of their amino acids from vegetables, because they have been told that meat i* harmful for them. This prejudice goes back to the list century. the general *ald. "I've got nothing | to hide." i The counsel subsided -and Oen. , Meyers launched Into on* of the wildest-eyed tales of women and big business, well-mixed, as these old ear* ever hive .heard. The trouble was he mentioned names land if I .were even to hint who i he was talking about, or Indicate 11 A barber college in Minnesota has a football team. And. no doubt, a shear leader. * » » Brcakfa&l bUrU, the day off right—when you come right down to It. • « • We'll bet that back in the pre-hlstorlc days women wouldn't even tell their stone age. * « « Government scientists have developed a new coating that protects furniture from burning cigarets. That will do away with the argument over whodunit. * • » It won't be long now until everybody will love a fat man—dressed like Santa Claus. IN HOLLYWOOD BY KIISKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 18 (NEA)— Hurpo Mar.x and,Bcnny Goodman. Friends ol Jnch Oukie are explain- 1 Drummer— Charlie Lederer. Pianist ing His "dlllicnltics" of the past by | —George Anthcil. tlie fact tlml he was battling cleat- ... ness. He's on the road to recovery now. but at one lime it was serious enough to make him irritable and reluctant to associate with ills old \in\s. lie's fiieat in his comeback' mox'ie. " Stampede." it true that Jackie Cooper and bis uncle, Norman Taurog, the director, aren't speaking? ___ David O. Se.zuick is one of the first Hol- lywoociites to have a telephone installed in his automobile. . . . Roz j Rurscll is rending five scripts sub- Irene Kcivey and Allan Jones "h<i«l by as many studios. will adopt a British war orphan SAYS "HAM" HURTS when they eg lei England this win- NOT '" the script: "The whole ter.... Gecrgr Raffs latest is Iris \ decline in the art of acting can be much *s it docs in bridge. Such fine players as Howard Schenken, W«ldemar von Zedtwitz and Charles H. Ooren alwayt adjust tli«ir game to fit their partner. They take into consideration whether or not partner is an over- bidder. II he is nervous they make no comment or criticism about a bad bid or play.' Many time I have seen them deliberately let their partner play a 15 Years Ago In Blytheville— If you Son't b«ll«vt In Santa Clius, talk to the Rev. r. Q. Rorie, pastor of the First Methodist eat wn * t happened, I'd probably sp«nd the rest of my day* behind bars on a libel conviction. Oh well. Sen. Homer F. Ferguson of Mich., the chairman, prob»hlv will 'spread on the neord b«Jeri he'c through all the reasoru, Including the !ovey*dovey, for the electric compuny. And I'd better «Uck. In the meantime, to the sworn testimony; it': enough In Itself ta take the curl of a taxpayer'* hair: | Gen. Meyen (and this U ,t**ti- 'rnony of Lamarre under o»th. mjnd you) put up $500 to organize hU ; company; ht gave the stock to ' dummies, and then h« lent th« : firm »30.000 to jet started. H« seoa was buying millions of dollars worth of airplanes for the govemi^ent, so when the president of thi Bell Aircraft Co needed some fuse box assemblies for lighter planes, tht general suggested that maybe the Church, in hit mail yesterday was Aviation Etaclrlc Co. could nwk* $100 in bills attached to an un- ' em . signed letter which said "buy your- ! w self a Christmas present". Prances McHaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.»John McHaney Jr., was hostess to 26 boys and girls on Thursday evening for a party. Buch landed thi order, "testified the blond and wavy-haired X»- marre. the youthful bookkeeper, who found himself head — on paper at least — of: the firm. He said the engineers made estimates ____^. ___ __ tames 'as "CUpp" "Wink" "Clock" O f the cost of mariiifacturtnf fuse »nd "Clay In and Clap Out" as well as dancing entertained the 'guests. Mrs. McHaney was assisted in serving sandwiches, olives and hot chocolate by her young son, Bobby. Teachtr Finds Out What It's Lik. PHILADELPHIA <UP) — Some whispers of "finding out what it's like to be kept after school" greeted School Teacher Betty Johnston. Miss Johnston was correcting papers In her classroom when the Janitor locked up the school. She called police, but then refused to climb down a 25-foot ladder which patrolmen hoisted to her window. Two hours later, police located another janitor, who supplied a key to the front door. Romantic Names Grace Texas Oil Tract t Byniun, who had C. around In circles back. Gable going door of that horrid Albert Dekkcr, the film villian, is telling pals he may relire from the screen next year to devote his full time to politics Army train -ing films are at a standstill bc- caubc of the lack of Hollywoodwisc personnel Sight of the week: Joan Divis. at the Chantcclair. wearing a hat decorated with blue nslrtch leathers. Cracked Joan: "If.s a wonderful hat to be wearing when you lay an egg on the radio." HEATED Hi;i)V few months | word, 'ham.' Actors are afraid to act n.~, they should in emotional scenes because they'll be accused of being 'hams.'"—Dame May Wlutty. at 83. "Who kniws, maybe I'll be look- ' ing for just tli*l kind of a job one of Ihcsc days."—Red Skelton, "Ihe Fuller Brush -Man." A few more bad sturics and that's no joke. * • » Marylin Maxwell has been signed by the Capital Theater in Nc<v York for a personal appearance. J long V863 » 9743 + 52 Lesson Hand—Neither vul. South West North Eut Pass Pass 1 + 1 N. T. Pass 3N. T. Pass Pass Opening—A J 20 ROMANTIC NAMES 13 MeALLEN, Tex. (UP)—Romantic names atlorn such prosaic things as oil we!" !:ais: !r, the Lower Rio Grande Valley. One 13,000-acre lease is named "La Noria del Tio Ayola," which means "the well of' Uncle Ayola." Adjorning it Is the lease "El Lucerno." which translated means HEDY is about to buy . j She'll sing with Paul Whiteman's can plug them into the dashboard on your car Susan Hayward is on a diet ot strained baby food after her demist yanked three wisdom teeth. Telegram from .lark Parr: "The wind was so strong on Ihr dcscrl Msl week lhal Twaity-Mtir Palms Is now known as Twcnlv-Nnle Slumps."... Whitney Is sraliv.inl- Inj; around Virginia in skirts lliat go above her knees, to show her disgusl for tltc ncu look. Turhan Bey's nimble swonlMii;:n- shttt in "The Adventures ol Casanova" may have been helped by .special dancing lessons Irom Arthur Murray Most unusual band In the country is one that plays the home circuit in Beverly Hills everv Wednesday niRht. The number.- are: Violinists—Jack Benny, Ben Hecht in Tempo," dedicated to band leaders and singers who have died ;n recent years. They include Glenn i Miller. Ben Bcrnlc, Hal Kemp and Russ Columbo. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Usually You Open Suit Partner Bid There are many four-handed card games in which two of the con- tcstaul.s play us partners against the other two. but there is no card game in which partnership means aa hand in the wrong contract because it was not doubled and they knew that if they look the contract back to the correct suit, partner would make another bid that might be doubled. There are certain fundamental principles to which partners should adhere. Today's lesson hand has to do with Ihe rule, lo open your partner's suit unless you have a very line reason for doing otherwise. Your partner very oitcn will make a bide tor no other reason than lo have that suit led if the oppo-' ™I la ' ian rlver nents win the contract. 50 Follower I 51 Builds again If South In today's hand Is an 1 53 Music individualist he will figure that the ^ Instruments opponents undoubtedly have the j 55 G ree fc c jty club suit stopped, and he will open j 56 Browns boxes and figured $11 each would be about right.' : Gen. Meyers said that wasn't enough. The engineers conferred again and said each box was worth »2T. This still didn't suit Oen. 'Meyers. "What did you sell 'em for?" asked Sen. Ferguson. "We got the. contract on the basis of $44.58 for each box," L«- marre replied. There you are, taxpayers, fleren dollar widgets cost us four times that much, to the tune of 11,053.000. The general got back his WO.- 000 and, according to his man, Lamarre, a good deal more to boot. Not so, retorted Qen. Meyers, and anyway what about a certain affair of the heart? But he was talking off the cuff and I dont want to go to jail. Later, maybe, 1 can tell you about sex In the, wartime electric businesa. Scientists have discovered that Plutonium, an element used In atomic bombs, exists In nature. Until this discovery plutoolurp had been produced artlfically "The Morning Star." The two tracts were grants by the king of Spain, madt. when Texas was a put of Mexico under Spanish rule.. Ex-Pugilist HORIZONTAL 1.5 Pictured ex-fighter 12 Light boat 13 States 15 One-spot 5 Withhold 8 Finishes 7 Disputed 8 Plays on words 9 Symbol for tin 16 English capital 10 Reverberates 18 Chance' 11 Longs 19 Salt 12 Crates 20 Appointments 14 English china 21 Province in 17 Either Ecuador 2S Consumed 22 Compass point 26 Coal scuttle 23 Finish 2-1 Abraham's wife 27 Armed band 29 Preposition 30 Atop 31 Domesticated 34 Singing voice 38 Wine cup 39 Exist 40 Greek leller 41 Meal courses 47 Small child 48 Every one 35 Country *.w ^iy<si dt-uiuc _« ri i • 27 Cooking vessel 36Declalms 28 Unit i 37 Advises 31 Cossack (Scot.) 32 Esau's 41 Let it stand grandson 42 Span 33 He w»s called 43 Louis Viaud's the "Manassa pseudonym 44 Handle. , 45 Delirium | trcmens (»b.) 46 Smoke deposit 52 Measure 54 Bachelor of Arts (ab.) I his own spade suit. Then the ncnts will have no trouble to make three or four no trump. But II he fallows the psrtnership rule and opens a club, his partper's suit, It is impossible for declarer lo make nine tricks. North can clear the club suit and then get in with the ace of diamonds to defeat the contract. VERTICAL 1 Wading bird 2 Anointer 3 Company (ab.) 4 Irishman

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