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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 12, 1947
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;>AGB TEN [TUZi : JBLYTHKV1LLB COURIER""NEWS , . THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES I* VERHOEFP, Editor , j PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. , •Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tlie post- office at BIythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press * SUBSCRIPTION RATES' By carrier In the city of Biythevlllo or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall,.within u radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $ 1.00 for three montlrs; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per yenr payable In advance. BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THOUGHT If (he prophet - had bid the do some treat thing, wouldst thcp not have done It? II Kings ..5:11. : '•'.-• , , .-'»-.• • ' The small things' must also be done but are often neglected, for in contemplation they seem so unimportant .and unrewarding. {Treaty of Dunkerque Very ie.\y who are now alive would ever have forgotten Dunkerque, anyway.. That sleepy little city on the Channel coast of France was the scene of the most disastrous, and at the 'same time perhaps the most glorious incident in World War II. As such, it must- have lived forever in history and long in every individual memory. : In May of 1940, while still most of us spelled it Dunkirk and were uncertain where it was, 335,000 harried ami bedraggled soldiers gathered on the Dunkerque beach in utmost peril Most of them were British. And they constituted most of what few Britons" were trained and equipped for warfare. Behind them a jubilant and apparently invincible enemy rushed in for the kill. If these were lost, Britain was lost. If the Germans could destroy or capture this fleeing remains of the British Expeditionary Foi'ce, nothing could keep_ Hitler out of Linden, Edinburgh, iub]in. The Belgians were beaten. Tho Dutch were whipped. The French were on the verge pf surrender. Poland was occupied. Russia was Germany's ally. And: almost every trained sold-or, hand weapon, tank, gun with which the British Isles might be defended was on Dunkerque Beach. It was. a' disastrous situation, but it waslturned into a glorious one. The indomitable Churchill said gloomily that Britain would be lucky to save 10 per cent- of that personnel. Yet through s. frenzied national effort unmatched in fact or fiction most of the 335,OUO !| were brought home alive. P We gave them every rifle, every |[ machine gun, every artillery piece, every round of ammunition we could scrape from the dusty corners of our empty arsenals. The Nazis never did dare invade the intrepid little Isles. The tide was turned, and we won the war. No, we never would have forgotten Dunkerque.- But now we have a new reason for remembering that historic little town and beach. It was there—where France and Britain almost split in 1940—that these two nations put the capstone on an alliance that, twice in modern times, has saved the world from final ravishment. However tired both nations may seem today , t that alliance is indispensabe to the happier word we are trying to create. A treaty can be just a scrap of paper, if that is how its parties feel. But tin's treaty is a. concrete expression of an interdependence that no sane person in either nation can ever question again. Both countries have made it very clear that this is not another old-fashioned bloc alliance directed against Russia. They went the Soviet Union— and the United States—to join. I n .fraternity parlance, they propose not only to "tap" Russia for membership but to "rush" her to the limit. They are not, however, going lo wait for perfection. They have gone ahead with a significant step. They have dusted and put out the welcome maUor us, for Russia, for Belgium and the Netherlands, for any peace-loving nation that has learned war is indefensible, co-operation j s indispensable. The Treaty of Dunkerque will go x.down in the records as one of the important documents of 20th diplomacy. And in that treaty, Dunkerque village and Dunkerque beach will have added historical prestige and increased affection in the world's heart, Draft Dodging We have no way of knowing whether Serge M. Rubinstein, international financier, illegally duoked the wartime draft and improperly stayed at home making money while millions without his wealth and influence faced bullets, bombs, torpedoes, mosquitoes, mud, and disease on the battle fronts. A federal court jury must decide that. But we shall be watching. If Rulxmstein is innocent lie should be. acquitted. If he is guilty, he must not escape full punishment because of bin wealth, his note or notoriety, the skill of high-paid lawyers. And especially he should not escape, if, guilty, merely because the fighting is ended. Poor men who dodged the draft were caught promptly and wound up behind barn. The luw does not say that one can escape if he can defer prosocution until the shooting is ended. Cotton Growers Warned Relatively high cotton prices till the new crop comes in are predicted by Dr. T. R. Hedges, economist at the state university. What, happens the.n, he implied in an article In Thursday's Democrat, will depend on the size of the crop and the strength of demand. There was a wholesome note ot warning m the article. Dr. Hedges said plainly that present, high prices cannot be expected to continue after the jiow unusually heavy demand for cotton goods in this country tapers off to normal, and the supply of cotton Increases. As everybody knows, the Smith's production of cotton Is greater Uian domestic markers will use in uormal times. This cleans that a good deal of the crop must be exported—or piled up under government loans, for a future day of reckoning. Dr. Hedges sees no real, lasting good In sucli an expedient. He points out that before the WOT, It not only, created a big surplus, but It encouraged foreign production. The foreign cotton, selling cheaper than ours, took away much ol the .South'£ export market. No^,' there are foreign accumulations of cotton, backed up during the war, to come into world markets, Dr. Hedges reminds. Moreover, The capacity for manufacturing- synthetic- fibers —rayon, nylon nnd others—has increased in this country. So if Southern cotton is going to have adequate market outlets, it must be priced to sell In competition with foreign cotton and synthetic fibers, the economist points out. ' He'Is obviously right. And this sound remedy requires Unit producers cheapen their production costs in every way they can. . There seems little hope that Washington will go to the pre-war lengths to keep cotton prices artificirfily high. Congress is lient on rcduclii!; federal expenses.. The state Department opposes any scheme to finance sales of our col'.on at the expense of foreign producers. So the export bounty has been cut from four cents to two cents a pound, with Indications that it will be dropped entirely. Arkansas should iseed these storm signals. Our growers should look to means jt proqjiclng cotton at less cost, and our progress in diversified farming should be carried further. We need to develop more industry. Arkansas cannot de- pen 1 on cotton ns a main source ot income, ••without taking a reckless gamble with Its now promising future. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. VIEWS OF OTHERS BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN A strike of truck drivers in a western town lasted only one day. Hardly gave folks tltuo to cross the street safely. * • • It is said you need a vocabulary cf 10,000 words to understand, the day's news. And then If you understand It, you're even smarter than that. • • • A Russian scientist says baby pigs can learn. Then why do they always make hogs of themselves? • • « In the spring a young nun's fancy—i: he wears some of the outfits the stylists dish out, * * • Hi»h orices took the wind out of a, lot of February's sales. SO THEY SAY A home Is a good home if the child has freedom that fits his age and needs, and responsibilities that fit his age and freedom.— Dr. Mary p. Langmuir of Vassar College. What we want is a free and unrestricted Interchange of news among nations. We expected much more of this, with the abolition of many censorships at the end of the war, than has actually come to pass. But we'll have to keep on fighting for It.—Hugh Bnillie, president United Press. * * * If the United States and Russia can work together for 20 or 30 or 60 years to run the world without war, they may produce n world government.—Arnold J. Toynbee, British historian. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1947 Whispering Campaign Dealing With Relief Theft Spiked After Whirlwind Start on Coast BY PETER KDSON N'EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 12 — NBA)—Commonest rumor swrV- i! the country today seems to be whispering campaign report that utllvldiiul parcel post relief shlp- icnls sent to Europe never get (levered. Usual version of 'this tale is bat the parcels are taken off ships i the English channel, lowered to mall boats, taken to England, and old In the black market. This particular cock- nnd- bull lory seems to have started in San 'rnnclsco,_J)ut_it JjajUjovv jspread rHl~lhe way lo the East"cbas~t.~PosT Office Department officials have iad lo answer hundreds of letters •n this subject in recent weeks, dc- lying the report, but It Is dying lard. It will lake considerable time and effort to kill It dead. Mall diversion of this kin<l just :an't happen, say postal aiithorl- tes, for a number of reasons. First. ew ships carrying mail to Europe :all at British ports. Second, mail achs arc sealed and could not be ransferred without the shortage being detected. On arrival at European ports, nail is transferred lo postal au- horHies of the receiving country for customs examination. In occu- >led Germany nnd Austria the mail s also subject to censors''<p by nilitnry authorities. There may be- some loss in handling, but interna- ional parcel post officials say it is ess than one per cent of total" ship- ucnts. There arc, however, a number of circumstances which may cohtrib- I'e to making deliverv impns.sOte. Even with losses held as low as one icr cent, a number of parcel post •eiief shipments might fail to reach destination, in I03a parcel pest shipments to foreign c oun- tries was less than 25 million pounds a year. But in the past seven months they have been 200 million pounds, and the quantity is rising. One per cent of this amount would be two million pounds, or . 200.000 10-pound parcels. PETTY THIEVEItY i EXAGGERATE!) Tlie shipping strike last fall delayed parcel post from August to October. The backlog of parcels mailed from the United States In till.-; period did not clear New York until Into December. There is n certain nmount of ^piifemgft in-Euro]ip-whirlT-::<i:—Will, always be impossible to stop. When penple are hungry nnd cold, the mere sight of foot! and clothing sacking out of a broken package is too great a temptation to resist. Often individual items like cignre'.s or candy may be laknn from pack- iSiis and the remainder delivered. B"t (he amount of this petty thievery has apparently been grcadv ex' nqKerntcd by gossip in Uio United ! Stales. ., j Greatest causes for non-delivery, i say postal officials, aie bad pack- aping, bad addressing, it nd bad customs declarations. Too many kind-hearted Americans wanting to make :1 small relief shipment to someone they know in Europe mail which might be shipped safely across the United States. But when put in mail baes which must be stacked 10 or 15 fret deep in postal warehouses or the holds of ships, the bottom snck4 often get crushed. When ;m ordinary corrusatoc 1 piper box gets smashed, the contents spill, o.'tcn it is difficult to tell which package the stuff came from. Chicago i>ost office has had tn assign a special staff of mail clerks to repair packages broken in transit. They have been so badly packed the wrapping breaks before arrival at a seaport "CAKE" OVERCOMES MOST OBSTACLES Bad addressing is another cause of non-delivery. Movement of people from nn old home to a new one makes delivery difficult. Europe hasn't yet settled down. Another factor is that nearly all shipments going to foreign countries are subject to customs duties and international taxation. Sender.! don't take the trouble to find out vhat can go duty free. Items o;i wr-:eh taxes must lie collected often the peo- Insult Experts Become Adept In Embarrassing the Bigwigs plf to whom they fare sent haven't enough money ;o pay the duty. New Instructions have recent!' been issued to all IJ. s. postmaster." tn refuse shipments not adequately [ wrapped, addressed, and invoicec! for rough handling they must receive. j The organization known a? "CARE" — the Co-operative for American Remittances to Europe — with headquarters at 50 Broad St., Ne«- York, has been able to overcome most of these obstacles. CARP; Ls a non-profit service or g::nization backed by most U. S foreign charity agencies to supple mcnt their mass relief work. CART sends bulk shipments of standardized, individual food and clothing packages to i some 13 countries in Europe. These parcels arc warehoused in each country. Individual orders are then filled from its stockpiles as the orders arc received in NLW York and airmailed to shipping jxjints. CARE has a new 22-pound pack- acre which it will deliver for $10 duty free to addressees in countries where it has working agreements. The donor gets a receipt from the person to whom he .ships, ] or the money is rerunded. The DOCTOR SAYS BV WII.UAM A. O'HKIEN, M. ». Wrllfcn for NKA Service i Advances In early diagnosis and , surgical treatment of patients with ' appendicitis has resulted in a sharp decline in the death rate, if the appendicitis patient Is operated on before complications develop, few will succumb to the Infection ' The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company found the death rate from appendicitis of il s induslrinl policy holders hat] been cut one- half in the past five years and almost three-fourths In the past 10 years. The company believes there is good reason to expect appendicitis to be reduced to « minor cause of death In our country from n high of 18,000 deaths n year Just two dccade.s ago. Acute appendicitis Is n germ Infection in which all or part Of the appendix | s affected. The disease can occur at any age, but H is most common between 10 and 30 years. Men are affected more than women, and city dwellers have more infections than those who live In the country. The appendix Is a blind tube which hangs from the end of tlie large intestine at jl s junction with 'he small intestine In the lower right side of the abdomen. Wlien Infection occurs, tho swellinn may shut off the blood supply™ and cause gangrene. Acute-Inflammation of the appendix has a tendency io disappear through spontaneous healing, if ft were known in advance which infected appendices would recover, it would be a simple matter to op- crate on the others. Os it cannot be predicted in the beginning of an attack whether the infection will hfl Confined to the appendix cr\If f will spread to the peritoneal cavi- ly, removal is advised to avoid •omplications. START WARNING CAMPAIGN For many years it was a common practice for patients with ab- •lominal pain to take a laxative or cathartic. This resulted in delay in -ireralions for appendicitis and spread of the infection. As p-hysics never should be taken for abdominal pain, a campagin to warn 'lie public was started by health uithorities. Pharmacists and man- •facturers of pharmaceutical pro- 'ucts co-operated in the program d good results followed. In Cleveland. Ohio, in 1030. only 1 per cent of patients with acute 'Ppcndicitis were operated on \\ith- vi 24 hours after the appearance of symptoms; in 1941, first-day op- ratloiis were performed in 22 per "cut of the cases, the number of -uptnred appendices.decreased and 'he death rate came down. In addition to early diagnosis and •peration, modern methods of 'realiiiE; appendicitis complications •ith sulfa drugs and penicillin laev further reduced deaths. QUESTION'S. We are two young rirls, and we wish to sell our bodies or scientific purposes after death. ANSWER: Bodies ar c not pur- •hased from living persons by cientific institutions, as the right o dispose of one's body after death csts in the hands of the nearest of :m. If you need financial assist- 'iice. apply to our local welfare igency. IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. — Ronald Rensjan confessed it in a weak moment. When he first arrived at Warner Brothers, he still considered hiiu- sclf something of nn athlete, aiul to carry out the illusion be wore one of those crow haircuts. Reagan went to the makeup department to be made up for his first screen test. Perc West more locked at his hair, turned to an assistant and s.ild: "I'd say that head ot hair was prcb.ibly clipped around a si?.e i\o. 5 bowl " For almost two years Reagan's nickname was "Bowl No. S," Reagan, by the way. says tho correct way to pronounce his name his "Ray-gan" not "Rcc-gan." Bui only naout one person out of 1U gets it right. "I was a baseball announcer in Chicago lor five years." he said. '(Every day for five years I signed off with 'Tliis is Butch RAY-gan: And every day for five years' the engineer on the show would meet me in the hall and say. 'Sec you tomorrow REE-gan!'" THE LAtJGIITON PLAGUE Charlc s Laughton has his own way of cro.iting characters which have made him famous. He likes lo have bis own way. His first day of work with Alfred Hitchcock on "The Paradine Case" was typical, despite 'Hitch's confession that Laiiehton is one of his favorite actors Wailed Hitchcock at 6 o'clock: "There are three plagues In every director's life: Children. trained animals, anil Charlc-s Liughlon." June Allyssn and Dick Powell are shopping for a larger home for the day when they'll be three, An,1 they hope it win be soon ' '•••••••••••••••• Janis Carter will get star status at Columbia as a result of her performance opposite Glenn Ford in "Framed" . . Alice Faye and Phil Harris arc trying to talk Fox into letting them do a musical together. .Jerry (.'oloima wauls to »ivc up slapstick comedy for the sympa'hclci type . . . Diaiui l.ynn. liming at (lie Beverly Tropics, was ii.njcd for a long distance photic call from Tony Martin in Chicago . . ,. Bob Milclnnn turned down J50.0CO lo ilo a picture with June Haver, lie likes June but IK- didn't like IHe script. 1HU5Y THE KID STUFF The Jay Richard Kennedy Management Clip, of New York handled $20,000,000 in investments during 1946. Company Is owned by the same Kennedy who announced plans lor a movie tascrt on the life nf FDR. Jackie Cooper and rnocan pluv n couple attending college in -tvi Here." "It's a break." lohl me. "Coogan and been trying to bury nur adolescence. There's no mic older in the world than a GI In college." McKEHNEY ON BRIDGE Ace Onenina Called For, Expert Says By WII.I.IAM E. McKTNXEY America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service end spent an Interesting evening with William McGhee and May- naril D. Adams, two members of the GliU-figo team that captured ihci national men's team-of-four u.le last December. This victory made both McGhee and Adams l.ifr Masters. We were discussing today's hand, v.hich \\as played In a duplicate K^nie, and we thought It surprising '.hat a number of West players over- ca Ird with a heart. tforth and South made six spades at five or six tables because in most cases a heart was opened. For some reason players hesitate Jackie of GVs ioy n^ts Cooper I have AKQD7 VQ4 » 7 + A K Q J 10 9 Tournament—N-S vul. South West Norlh East 1 * 1» 1 A Pass •1A Pass 6 A Pass Opening—* A n to lead an ace against- a six-bid They are greedy and want their aces to capture kings and queen: As McGhee pointed out, a trick Is a trick and the important thinp is lo take It at the proper time With a heart opening, the losing diamond In dummy was discarde< on declarer's good heart before a trump was led. Adams gave an Interesting out line of reasoning that should have prcmptcd East to lead the ace o diamonds, even though West ha' I f!ew out to Chicago recently bid hearts, south had shown '5 Years Ago In Blytheville — Sen. R. A. Nelson of Blytheville as been named committee chairman of a group to draft an amend- erriflc hand when he jumped the "<] of one spade to four spades, ind when North went from four '••> six spades, he also showed a "rcat deal of strength. Therefore. Adams said. West's ovfjrcall of one 'leart could not have been made ^n high-card strength; there were 'lot enough high cards in the deck For that. Also. North's six-sirade o:d showed that he could tnke d care of the heart suit. Tner<*- fore, this was the time to lay down the ace of diamonds and win UIL- nil-important trick. 1 1>.V rilKDKKICK f. OTH.MAN United l>rcs s Stuff Correspondent WASHINGTON. March 12. — (UP)—After :M years of constant study and technical improvement, the Messrs, oie Olson and Chick Johnson are pleased lo announce tlie insult ne plus ultra. There is none better. Senators, beware; Tlie Messrs. Olson and Johnson,"-as you know, rmve devoted (heir lives to throwing stuffed ducks at i he customers (now they throw stuffed cows), delivering jibes and live poultry to tlie seal holders, and 4 attempting in general to see how 1 -uncomfortable they can make Inch- audiences. This has been a profit- nb'e undertaking. They're botli millionaires. I had to spend tlie last couple of days in Nc w York on an enterprise of my own; I had no intention of becoming entangled with Olson and Johnson, the Hellsapop- Plu partners I used to know in Hollywood, but I happened to be on tho scene when they wrecked a radio program, caused the producer thereof to collapse, and .sent the the studio audience out into the nlliht talking to Itself. Tlie innocent citizens bad sent tlicir letters to the radio folks, asking for seats in the Maxinc Elliott theater for a look at one of these vVo-the-reople broadcasts. Millions Of others presumably were at the loudspeakers, waiting for words of wisdom. Olson and Johnson walked in, turned out the, lights, nnd begun throwing beans a', the pew holders. "S p-i-d-c-r-s." olson hissed. Must have sounded like a multiple murder program lo the listeners. Then my favorite miners of tlie art of radio threw bananas at the audience and pelted same with bard- boiled esgs. They pushed :1 button which gave an unsuspecting lady a .small shock and the screaming The people who heard tills—haw —radio program could have had no • C'Oa what was going on. Neither did i. Time schedules went haywire. Olson and Johnson's stooges now were whacking the people on the heads with bladders, and the producer in the control booth was passed out cold. He revived later, muttering. Olson and Johnson were not asked to appear again on the air. They Eot out of the theater, before they were thrown out, and they said if I would come along, they would f.iov,' me their new insult rte luxe. Turned out they op-crate in a whooping big night club, lined with 1A1 plush, where they spend hours nightly shooting the food out of the customers' plates with pistols, leading livestock down the center aisle, smearing rouge on tb c bald- spots of (he payees, and occaslonal- • 3' (twice an evening) chopping off C'lick Johnson's arm because they can't find Hie key to his Jin:ic(euffs. -My friends learn the name of the most prominent citizen j n the joint and if he happens lo be Sen, Huf- fenpufter, (hey send out their niakeuo artist to look him over carefully. Then they produce an nctor on the stage a few minutes Inter, who looks like the senator. They introduce him n s the senator The audience believes it and applauds respectfully. While the real senator writhes silently in his chair, Olson anri Johnson tell bis double that he's a dope. They squirt him with seltzer, subject hi m to other indignities, and eventually s ni r , hi s sii- epenrters so his pants collapse. "The perfect insult," Olson «:->ntcd. "Not a durn thing the poor " >.v down front can do about it." Except sneak out, a beaten man. oome 01 the craters of tlie moon have been found to be 100 miles across. mcnt designed to rc-apportlon representation in the state legislature. Dr. Alva Wcrt, optometrist, will be the principal speaker at a meeting of the optometrists to be held in Joncsboro Sunday. Mrs. Lewis story and Mrs Lewis Wilson entertained four tables of bridge Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. -Raymond Bennett returned yesterday from Memphis where she sptnt several c ]ny s visiting relatives. European Author HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured European novelist 13 Interstices 14 Iterate 15 Containers 1C Won ISJar 10 East Indies (obs.) 20 Dry 21 Strike 22 Type eenus • (ab.) ' 53 Down 21 Decipher 23 He is 31 Grease 32 Hearing organ 33 He recently won the literature prize 3 5 Covers 38 Either 39 Grandchild (Scot.) •SO Domesticated •13 East Indian tree 47 Stop 49 Entry 50 Bombay tDV.'ri M Got oft 52 Trigonometric function M Vic with 53Pcclry muse 57 County officer VERTICAL 1 Customs 2 Course herb :i T ear •I Lichen 5 Morir.din dye 6 California town J Close 27 Cloth measure 43 Article .(That man 2SSIilch 44 Each (ab.) 9 Heroic poetry 29Combat JO Vend SOWarRod 11 Dinner course; 33 Observe 12 Waieliouscs ,14 Declaimer M Color 3G Courteous 17 Chinese town 37 Hunting dog 25 Tennis stroke -11 Plateau 2G Contend 42 Give forth 45 Fish sauce i 4GNew Zealand luwn : •!7 Nimbus I 4 8 Wolf hound I r>3 Negative j 55 Abraham's I home I m

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