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Blytheville, Arkansas
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TAG* EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 194T THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. V H W RAINES, PubU»hef JAM£B'L. VERHOEPT, Editor ; PAOL D. HUMAN, Advcrtlilnf Manager ' BoM N»tk)tuJ AdvertWng RepresenUUm: Wallace Witmcr Co, New York, Chic*go, Detroit, AUanU, Memphlt , Published Bvery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second clas* matter at the post- oflica at BlytherUle, Arkansas, under »ct o> Con- creea. October >. l«7. Served by the United Preu • .:' ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ot Blythevllle or in; suburban town where carrier service to maintained, 20c per week, or 85c pei month • By mall within a radius ol SO miles. *4.00 per ye«j, *2.oo 'or six months, »1.00 (or three montha; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 110.00 per ycer payable In advance. Meditation Ollt harbors among fools; good will among the upribht.—Proverbs: 14:9. • • » The educated man can be and li obligated to be better than the Ignorant nan but only the Sove of God will make him accept hit iteward- ihlp. Two-Way Communist Strategy There are two wny« in which the Communist-led uprisings in France and Italy might succeed in disrupting; those countries completely before American ,aid can arrive. One, of course, would be for the Communists to seize government control. The other would be (or them to be put down by a "man on horseback" whose methods would increase Communist support in the long run. There seems reason to fear that Franle and Italy have such "men on horseback" in Gen. Charles de Gaulle Guglielmo Giannini of the Common Man Party. A rightist dictator, though easier to cope wit)), would be « tremendous embarrassment to the Marshall Plan. The moderate governments of both countries have a delicate and difficult task before them. Their ability to accomplish it may shape the immediate history of Europe. We Need to Blow Our Own Horn Several congressmen who opposed the State Department's Office of Information and Educational Exchange, and who voted to cut its budget by more than half last summer, have now changed their minds. These are men who recently loured Europe, and who returned with the tlamand for some sort of propaganda agency to offset the stream of anti-American lies and vituperation that the Russian propagandists are pouring into Europe. This does not neiessarily mean that the legislators were shortsighted or • -dead wrong in their earlier opposition. Conditions have changed in tha meantime. - Also, some of the strategy of former Assistant Secretary of State Benton and some of the tactics of his assistants were open to criticism. There was nothing wrong with Mr. Benton's basic idea. It was his laudable intention to fight distortions with dispassionate truth, and to sell American democracy to the'semi-slaves in Europe by such means as the Voice of America broadcasts, publications, libraries and traveling art exhibits. But that was last spring.' At that time Mr. Benton's pvincipal target seemed to be Russia. But the Russian people, who most needed to hear the truth about American life and policies, were and are almost hopelessly insulated from the truth. The Russian people who are 35 and under have been fed from the cradle .on the anti-capitalistic dogma of Marx and Lenin. The older ones have had a steady diet of propaganda for 30 years. Few Russians.have radios on which to hear the American side of the story. ' And it is conceivable that even those who listen to it may simply put it down as false propaganda. Furthermore, the picture has changed since Congress last considered this Slate Department information bureau. The Soviet government has tightened its grip on the Balkans. There is now m Mashall Plan to be explained and defended, not behind the iron curutin but in the countries awaiting Amcri- ,can aid. Communist propaganda lias now been stepped up to a high pitch. National pride is being appealed to. The threat of American imperialism and loss of sovereignty is dinned into western Europe ears and minds day after day. What is needed now, it seems to us, is a more forceful presentation of the American story. There must be the same scrupulous regard for truth as »ow; but there must be greater emphasis. We must play up what we are doing now and what we have done to .-relieve hunger and hardship in E u \ 5r6pe. '. »;fc We must ma ke it even plainer that "the refusal of Russia and her satellites to participate in ihe European recovery program was Moscow's idea, not ours. We must dispel the idea that we are seeking to dominate Europe, or to stuff the capitalistic system down unwilling throats, or to make war. National modesty is no longer a ' •; virtue. The people of Europe must be shown the contrast between our generous but largely • impublicized aid and the niggardly Russian contributions which have been ballyhooed out of all proportion. It may go against the grain of Americans, individually and collectively, to bloy our, own horn. But that type, of information service seems indicated under present circumatancea. VIEWS OF OTHERS For Better City Government Oity tax spending in Arkansas needs to be brought more clearly into the light Few of our urban dwellers have more than a dim notion of Just what Is done at the city hall with their lax dollars, A clear picture is hardly possible for the average citizen to get. The spending Is too loosely organized, not well enough budgeted, isn't planned ahead sufficiently on the basis ol revenues to be expected. It is too much of a hap-hazard affair; spurts of liberality when the treasury is flush, and spasms of economy when funds are low. So Information on the city's spending- comes lo the citizen In fragments. And If there i» a year-end report, It is generally a sketchy statement, dealing with major items o( outlay and income in lump (Inures, and giving little detail- about as enllghlr.ilng as a Vishinsky explanation of Russia's attitude. Little Rock and some other Arkansas cities are trying to take this situation In hand. They have made progress. But they are up against a system of city government which belongs back in the simpler ox-cart days. Our cities are creations o( the state, and rigidly under lu thumb. They arc severely limited in Important ways, The legislature Is their real governing body. They can do little to adjust to their new conditions without a legislative enactment. The state lawmakers, from all of our 75 counties, can change the salaries of a city's officials, add deputies, without the city having anything to say about It. The city just. forks over the .tax money (or any extra cost. True, 'such a law la a local act, prohibited by Constitutional Amendment No. 14. Nevertheless, these acts • are passed, and go Into ettect. The best remedy or this problem Is home rule, under a well-drawn charier. This requires tile adoption of a permissive amendment, or initiated act. A campaign to that end is being considered. It should get thoughtful support. Home rule puts city governments in the hands el their people. It means,' if properly lined out, pre-budgeting ol city expenses, with the people voting on the taxes required. The people will know how much is to be spent, for what, and the tax cost. They can say "yes" or "no." Such responsibility creates interest in government, works for its Improvement. We need this In Arkansas. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. >"•"••• •••»••*•*••• •*•* BARBS Bj HAL COCHRAN A storm in Florida blew A boy out of bed In some homes such a storm would help mother every morning. » • » No drop In clothing prices is txpttttd (or »omi: lime. This is whtrt our old Mill will shine. • • * A health article slales lhal pain strikes the body »t the weakest part. Don't go around complaining of hoAdaches • • • Thr limpleal way lo <ak« a cold nhowtr in tht morning—e»i frapcfrull. * • • The thin person may have more to laugh about, but the lat one has more to laugh wlUi. Check! Jus Driver Landed Plushy Job Via Son-in-Law Meyers Sunday School -esson Scripture; I John S:7-ii; 15-17; By WILLIAM K. GILROV, D. D. There were divergencies ot opinion In the early Christian church is there'have been In the church Wheat Growers Out West Bring in the Gram, But it is to the Granaries; Not to Market BY PETER EDSON KEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. <NEA> — Houston Harte, Texas newspaper publisher, sends in a report from his San Angelo Standard and Times that gives the best picture yet of what's happening down on the big wheat farms. The big operators come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves, all right. But they aren't sending those sheaves to market First, In the hope of a price rise and, second, because they want lo beat the income Lax collector. From a third to a half of the wheat raised in the Texas Panhandle Is still being held on the farms, say Mr. Hartc's reporters. Tha little town of Vega, Tex., population 500, is said to be rolling in dough. Eight families alone raise from 50,000 to 200,000 bushels of wheat apiece. P'K- tlng the average at 100.00J bushtls, It represents a potential gross income of 1300.000 at today's $3 bushel price. But, since the income tax l:iws are so rigged that the most a man can keep and show a profit on i: «round $29,000, these big farm operators are selling only about 1C 100 to 20,000 bushels. This nets them maximum return after taxes. Any IAI.F THE HARVEST ' nude loans on 500 million and SV HELD ON FARMS — I million bushels. The average of th Tliis Texas situation is apparently ' 13,000 loans made so far this yea true to the entire wheat belt, right is for $2750 on 1581 bushels ot wheat up to the Canadian border. When obviously no big farmer operation Torn Campbell of Montana, biggest BIG OPERATORS DO BY FREDKKICK C. OTHMAX (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (OP)_ When R. A. Curnutt wore his pressed, uniform he was about u line t looking bus dViver as there was on the run out of Muskogee, Okla. Had a pretty daughter, too, name of Ila Rae. She grew Into beautiful blonde womanhood and In the natural course of events headed for Holly- Galatlans 2:11). small roles, but she was about to But far too much has been nnde retu>n to Muskogee when she met oi these differences, at least bv a celebrated agent lor actors. She some, and the one fact that stands i lc " in lovc ' Tliei ' wcl ' e ma "'l«l out above all else is the unity of ancl Ila Rae suo " Ioulltt herself In he New Testament, and the agree- cafe 50Clet 5' m Ncw Yorlt ' Her father still was driving his bus. Ila Rae's marriage fizzled. She divorced her agent; soon she w;>s married again to Col, Bennett^ Meyers, who was a handsome gent in a bald-headed sort of way. That was in 1942. The colonel brought his blue-eye,I bride to wartime Washington and nent of all its writers regarding the essential Christian facts—the nature of the Gospel, and the hrlstian life. A notable, and fundamental, as- Met of this unity Is in the teaching concerning Love, Its source in God, its manifestation In Jesus, and its law ancl dominant nature , iv. . . . o warime asngon an of he Christian way of life. The established her in perhaps the fan- Scilptnre passages of our lesson ciest apartment in the swanky Hot, 1 ^ V.', 0 ; 1 ' ' i e , F ,'l st ™* e ..°f Joh "' *»*>. It shouid have been fancy. U cost the taxpayers — by way ol war contracts the colonel steered Ui his own electric company— S10.000 to furnish. The problem now was how io help out bus driver Curnutt. The colonel, who soon was promoted to brigadier general, solveti He hut indicated for devotional reading in connection with the lesson is Paul's famous eulogy of Love In I Corinthians 13. Associated also with the lefson is the story of Peter in John 21. the Master's question to the disciple, saddened by his denial of his Lord. "I.ovcst thou me?" and Peter's commission to manifest his lovc by ministering. , , , - —- r — to others. ,dcm In charge of production at his It is significant, and an evidence 'Aviation Electric Corp. at Van;) of the great transforming twwer | of the Gospel, that it is John who is so insistent upon Love as the supreme thing, the very nature of God himself, and the test of Christian life It was John, who had 'roused the other i i! 1L ' "Kure-noaa president of Ins | . made his faihcr-in-law vice presi- ' andPiLi, 1 i»» disciples to indignation through the ambition of himself and his brother James to have the foremost places in th e kingdom, which "Gen. Meyers told me thai Mr. Curnutt held an important position with a railroad and. would be of •si. u, the ! gl ' cat hc| l' lo me '» running the tilts very plant '" tcsUtie d Blerlot LiuMarrc. | the other \ tne ''Kure-hoad president of lha firm. "I didn't know he was : tha I general's father-in-law." "Yes," Interrupted Sen. Horn T Ferguson, chairman of the War In- at thai time they believed Jesus ! vesUgatlng Subcommittee, "but was going to set up on earth. It ; thought lie was a bus driver." was he. also, who wanted Jesus to , He w "Sr LaMarrc said, but the I call down fire from heaven, "as blls company was owned by a rail- did Elijah," and consume some| road - Anyhow the new vice-presi- I villagcrs who discourteously. And now this man consume had treated some Him of fire has LJ. S. wheat farmer, was In Washington recently, he told President THEIR OWN FINANCING A5. a matter of fact, the big farm become a man of gentleness and love. He is not only sure that God is Love, but he knows that to love God means to love one's brother. If there is any of the old Truman (hat he was holding 1600,000 operators are now so well fixed fi- i 'ire and intensity in him, it Is when nancially that (hey don't have to re- | he speaks of his love and its de- oushels of wheat. The U. S. Department of Agriculture Crop Reporting Board says that, as of Oct. 1, over 628 million , Interest charges, bushels of wheat—nearly half the | Off the record, Department of ly on government loans. They do their own financing, and thus save 1047 harvest of 1.4 billion bushel; were still being held on farms. This is the latest report available. . Agriculture officials v.-ill admit frankly that the big wheat farmers | are afraid of government loans. dent went to Vandalia at S12.00U year. Everything wns fine, except I that the executive from Muskogea couldn't find anything to do. except walk around factory. "Just walk?" asked Sen. Pergu- | son. "Yes, and he was very unhappy," I LaMarre continued. "I tried him AS a bookkeeper, but he couldn't do I the work. Then I put him in charge I ot the supply room." mands on men The man who professes to love God. and hates his _. _ neighbor, according to John, is not I The Oklahoma chanlfeur-turuett- I only a misguided, or a weak, per- I tycoon took his $12,000 a year until I son; he is a liar. So, John repeats j 1045, when he quit the company I this demand of love again and f after making a complicated deal to I again, and in the spirit ot love he j continue collecting his salary until I These big farm operators, who are : What they fear is that Ihe govern- exhorts his fellow Christians as ; 1948. not selling their wheat now, are, of ' ment might seize any wheat against i'' liltle children." He has himself j While this evidence and more was I course, playing a smart, game. Plant- | which il has advanced money, by grown old in love ancl service, and ; going the record, Curnutt sail ------' he has won the privilege of fa- in the rear, expressioncless, in civ-1 therly concern for new and young- | vies. There also was Ila Rae, smart-1 Ing weather throughout the winter > calling the loans before due date, wheat belt has been too dry, which What the big farm operators real- is bad. Next year's crop may be . ly want is a return to the certificate much smaller than this year's ail- plan of May and June. 1946. Under time record high. If the next crop this operation, farmers who mar- is off. the price is bound to be keted their grain were given a cer- highei. So the fanner who holds • tUicate receipt. This certificate has everything to gain and nothing could be exchanged for cash on d2- to lose. II has been generally reported, and the belief is widespread, that it is the government's crop loan policy which is responsible for today's high wheat price and for much of the wheat hoarding on farms. Commodity Credit Corporation reports indi- wheat sold over this maximum would net them only about 25 cents income on the bushel: The rest of the crop, is being stored on farms or warehoused unvil! report available—<;CC had made 1948, which is another tax year. Ev- loans of $37.75 million dollars on 20 [ from the sale would not be taxed ery empty building is said to be ' million bushels of 1947 wheat. While \ until 1947. In short, the deal was stored with when*. Wheat-fillecl this sounds like a lot 01" money and so rigged that the farmer had ev- cate this isn't so. It is the tax law --not the farm loan policy — that Is principally to blame. As of Oil. 1— again the latest mand, si the market price prevailing when the certificate was turned in. If the market price was up, the farmer stood to gain. If the price went down, the farmer was guaranteed as a minimum the price in effect when he surrendered his grain for the certificate. disciples. Love and theme of life in Furthermore, the Bureau of Internal Revenue gave its blessing to an arrangement whereby, if the farmer did not choose to cash in his certificate until 1947, the incom2 light — this is Hie John. A loveless life is dark; and if one wanted any commentary upon that fact he need only look at Ihe world today—humanity groping in uncertainty and danger because there ts so much hate, and prejudice, and distrust. John called the man who hated his brother a murderer, and murder upon a vast scale is exactly what we sec in a loveless world. Would that men might come to the light, and find the way of Love] quonset huts line the railroad track*, a lot of wheat, it is only 1.5 per cent ' Two big new elevators are being built in Vega to hold 75,000 bushels. of this year's 1.4 billion bushel crop. In years past, the government has erything to gain and he wouldn't possibly lose. And that is apparently all he wants now. IN HOLLYWOOD BV CRSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent, sponded with t\v r ) HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 21. (NEA)— In the lovc One of America's most famous tint j playwright. slory of the famous Beauniarchais. SO THEY SAY The policy of continuing lo ship war potentials to Soviet Russia or her satellites Is not understandable in the light of pre.scnl world conditions.—Sen. Slylci Bridges IR> of New Hampshire • * , They »er« grousing over such trilles years "go and hive since learned noLhlng and have forgotten nothing—George Btrsard Shaw, re- Plying to critics on cost of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. • • • Continued aid should bt immediately [urn- ished Europ« ... not only troni i humanitarian and philanthropic point of view, but also bt- caust It it essential (or our own peace and proeptrlly.—R*p. Dewey Short iR 1 of Missouri. designers Is not worried about the "new look." "I." said Walter Florcll, "do not worry about any kind of a look except the look that brings a woman results." He is In town lo show Hollywood's glamor dolls his collection of 50 spring hats. Waller was unhappy, though, about three ot his hats. "They're red. Bright red." he said. "1 refuse lo .show th#m. Somebody in Hollywood would say I was a Communist." Walter's spring hats, he snid, 'cover eyes, cars, everything, ex- Dcslrce, actress of Louis XVi's time. In preparing the story, an Enterprise executive asked Research if there wasn't at least one letter ex- | so when North no trump, all Hazell knew wis that he did not have the ace of clubs. Hazen now could have bid three hearts or RVCII three diamonds. But he said that if he uiu three hearts he felt that his partner's and woulti be four clubs. In that case I Speck Essary. Hazcn could have bid four dia Misses Katliryn Grear and Mar, ir.onds, and North would then take; garet Merrill will entertain the - a choice of one of the Ihrce suits i '• South had bid. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Among those who will attend the VaiidcrbiH- Alabama pame at Birmingham on Thanksgiving Day wilt be. Misses Minnie Mathews, Margaret Cross, Ruth Whitv;orth, Ciaiice Kennedy, Ada Dunavant, and FrariK Whlturorth. Jimmie Bell, Fred Saliba, Mcix Logan, Bernard Goocn, George Henry, Farmer England and I looking in a long black skirt with I lace around it so, too, was the gen- I eral, scribbling notes furiously and | puffing an oulsized cigar- It turned out, according Lo thai testimony, that all the officials of I Meyers' electric company—w manufactured fuse boxes for fjjt- I ing planes—were dummies, whosa I principal job was to college large I salaries and hand oter most ol | same to Meyers, The Senate's record showed that] he collected from $50-a-wcek Presi- I dent LaMarre and from ?25-a-ween: I vice-president fresh from college I a total during the war years ol I $118.408.23. Every cent of thts was I government money spent lor war | planes, What happens next In the strange I case of the general who grp.yr rich I out of the war I do not know, but I I think it's going to be interesting.! We may even hear the story of the I Oklahoma bus driver, who sired I a beautiful daughter with no idea 1 at the time of what heights thai | event would lead him. changed between thorn replied: "M. Btaumarchals was p«ratcly in lovr with Ursircc. It ! was tlie lovc affair of their day. But II was not sufllcient for him to put it in writing. He was a clever man." Before returning lo Hollywood. Paulcttc Goddard spent » week In New York dancing school brush- ! sound line of reasoning sucli Research ; However, if North by any chanct-, Lcc Hazel , explained on this hanrt. ;could bid hearts or diamonds free-] des- i ly. Haicn thought he had a pretty Young Ariists department of the Womans Club this evening at the Grear home. These numbers are to be prpsentcd violin solo "Intermezzo" Cavalleria Rusticana, Everett McDowell; Story of the Opo.'.i. Miss Grear; reading Miss Marjj*?t Chambers: talk. Modern OiiJva Singers by Miss Carolyn Haley; ' talk History of the Oratorio" Sarah Jo Little; Miss Mnrr.arct Sha- | vcr is chairman of the program. Ing up on her rhumbs. Para- the first time lo ballyhoo hlft own nhn, "Relentless." ccpt the heart. They're completely mount Is paging pretty vocalist Eve- crazy. One has no back, no crown. lyn Knight. . . . Robert Young will and no brim—just an obstruction make a personal appearance tour for out in front, mainly to obstruct the price." NOW PLAYING Hitler irony In > Los Angeles j First Cornel Wilde was suspended ! double bill: "Hedy l.amarr in 'Ecs- by his wife, and now by his studio.)' and John Locler in 'Jealousy.'" The less I hear about Wilde's t-rou- ' Deliberate. I'd say . . . Linda Dar-; bles the happier I'll be. ' nell is yearning lo rio a Broadway j — . musical. . . . Alan Ladd is telling r £££££*<>;* £.0. ,•>>"•:.«>.>>>>. >:> Paramount he'd like to make some 1 •""••••••"•-•-••""»•-•••personal appearances. . . . Barton MacLanc jusl boughl a 64-fool yacht. The government press in Bucha-' rest is urging a ban on Robert Taylor because of his testimony before the House Committee. His name already has been removed from posters outside one theater there. I doubt whether Bob_ts worried. MELTINGS of the National Laws r. •> i. ii * M i *i j u > Commission are always a Rood Don I believe that fend between sollrce ot b ,.| (lg(! h , nd , Thl , com . radio comedians Frcrt Allen and miuec meets once a week to dis- .lack Paar. They're great frlci-.ds. ] c , lss the workability of the laws of Its a publicity stunt. . . . Peggy: contract bridge and' possible chane- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE ,*,.*.>„». >.*,.»,.» >;>;>;;»;+»'*'»"»">'*"#'« Sound Reasoning Leads to Big Ue. the singer on the Jimmy Du- Us that have been suggested. When ratite show, will be off. the air for! the discussion of laws lags.'some- month to recuperate from an i one starts to I hand. talk about a brirtKc . Lee Hazen of New York brought First casting on Enterprise's jiin todays hand, and his theory "Proud Destiny" is Linda Pragere, ion the bidding Is Interesting. He 11-year-old Indianapolis moppet Und his partner were using an who will appear a< a ballot d»nc«ac«-«howin» resporu* I* two-bid* Hazen A AKQJ10 V AK 10 S » A K 103 «fc None Tournament—Neither viil. Soiilh Wcsl North East 2 A Pass 2 N: T. Pass :> * Pass 4 V Pass 7 V PHSS Pass Pas* British Official HORIZONTAL 1,5 Pictured British air secretary, Philip 10 Style of 1 painting i 11 Lives 13 Swiss river H Dressed i 16 Peak good gamble for seven. That was his reason for bidding three spade.v and it paid big dividends when his partner responded with (our hearts. Ha/en knew that he had five hcaris. and Ihe bid of seven hearts was automatic. Some o( those at the meeting did not agree at (trst with Hazcn's bid 18 Cleave 20 Pare 21 Discharge 22 Motionless 24 Employs 25 Donkeys 26 Put forth effort 27 Parent 28 Preposition 29 Seal 32 Lines VERTICAL 1 Gives resolution 2 Atop 3 Work unit 4 Vault 5 Infant 6 Adam's son 7 Young goat 8 Man's nickname 9 Go lo bed 10 Profils 12 More painful 13 Opcralic solo In Anent 17 Nuisance 19 Hermit 21 Installation 23 Former Russian rulers 24 Core 29 Rump 30 King of Judca 31 Enrages 33 Capital of his country 34 German city 35 Halt 3D Look slyly 40 Com for I 41 Area measure 42 For fear that 45 \Vateiing-_ place f IS.Iackdaw r ' 49 Any SI Chinese city IIUL ct($icc 01, iii.-tk. rriLM un'.tii** win L ot three spades, though they were I 36 Ceases Inclined to do so when he explained ' his reasoning. However, Waldemar von Zedtwitz pointed out that North might have had four spares and the qucei 1 ! of hearts or queen ot diamonds. With such a holding, a sure small slnm would be In the making, vet It might have been difficult to bid. It is nice to pick up big cards, but as P. Hal Sims once remarked, don't let them wreck yon, make them work for you. Don't start to bid bl* hand blindly. Have 37 Fi«h 38 Prod 39 Ring 4 3 With in (comb, form) 44 American writer 45 Dried 47 Immerse 48 Hangs 50 Drawing-w>i» S2Tr»p A3 Double

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