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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 14, 1947
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vrtrti? 'BLYTOEVttLfc NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VEKHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager I Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, ?Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class matter at the post; off Ice at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- Egress, October^, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytlievllle or any "suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, SOo per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year •payable in advance. THOUGHT THOUGHT • y!"q ETAO TT And when lie hail sent the multitude away, He went up irtto a mountain upart (u pray; anil when the evening: was come, He was fhere .ilrme. —Mat;. 14:7.:!. * ' • '• If Jesus felt it necessary to go alone and pray, dare men neglect that rite? An Old British Custom The story of Sir Anthony Josdph Henry Doughty Doujjhly-Tichfoorne is worth repeating for any wlio liappcnd to miss it. They might even find in it, without .straining too"'hard after symbolism, a significance broader than the immediate anecdote. It seems that Sir Anthony, a loyal subject of His Britannic Majesty and a product ,of this enlightened, atomic 20th century, appeared recently before ' the British Food Ministry with an odd request. He needed a largfe allocation of flour in order to avert an 800-year- old curse. The curse was •pronounced Ijy 0110 of his ancestors, u certain Lady Ticli- borne, from her deathbed back in 1150. She directed her miserly husband, -her children, and their heirs forever to giva each year on Annunciation Day (March 25) a gallon of flour to every adult in their village of Alreslmil,, Hampshire, and a half gallon to every child. If they failed to do this, said Lady Tichborne, a lot if dire things would happen. Their house would fall down. There would he a generation of seven sons and after that a generation of SQven daughters. Then the name of Tjchhorne would die. Weil,' according to a later legend, , all this came to pass. In 1706 the Tichborne family was in France and the gift was not made. The house v.'as pulled clown in their-absence. The generations came along as prophesied, the name disappeared, to be restored after a generation by royal decree. Came 1947, and Sirs Anthony had no flour to spare. Neither did the Foo;l Ministry. Sir Anthony's request amounted to 1-1,000 bread units by today's rationed reckoning. But after due consideration, Sir Anthony got the flour. Maybe the Food Ministry' K members believed in the Tichborne curse. But even if they didn't, \ve can imagine some considerations that might have moved them to allocate a portLi 'of'their meager food supply so that a superstitious old custom might be . maintained. Sir Anthony's veneration of an in- cient pledge is typical of the British national spirit. The Briton's devotion to old practices and customs sometimes -^scem ridiculous to practical-minded Americans. But it is also an cssentiai part.of that pride and sense of destiry 'conspicuous in the admirable, durable- British charier. Today the United States stands in •about the same relation to GreV Bnlain as the Food Minstry did to Sir Anthony. Without our assistance Uric- am stands to lose much of her niWi hCl ' 1intion!il .The American people arc not interested in preserving the British Empire intact, even if that , vcre ^.^ Uut are they interested in seeing this bravo and ancient nation, cradle^r K0 many civil liberties and mother of so many jmrnovtals, retain at le^t i . '' the sun? This question, as well as the mo mentary actions of her present leader "will surely be weighed by our govern! . 'ment in deciding how much of Britain's 'national traditional burden we W JH as '. ' istime in future world affairs. ;.Dawn of the Millennium There is bitter controversy over ^•control of the atomic bomb. Diplomats exchange hard words, and in the lower walks of life there is always the fearful talk of war. Yet let'the world take heart. For in one corner of our globe the sweet, white blossom of disarmament lia« flowered. The New York Legislature has passed a law forbidding, to children under 16, the sale, loan, or gift of a water pistol. VIEWS'OF OTHERS Time for Caution The nation's economic picture today Is dls- turbiiiBly like that of early 19'20, shortly niter the first World War. In that earlier lime, prices were soaring, as they are now.' There had been an epidemic ol strikes, just as the country had last year and the higher wages rsahieil were reflected in the jnoiinliiijr cost of living. War-created sliorlaues, then as today, were an excuse for shoving up prices. Needed home building was handicapped by the zooming expense of construction. Public spending of tux motley was free, easy anil was'teftil. Favored claoscs were prospering, wlitls small earners worried over to make ends meet. It was u hip-hooray to 'grab and get, by those who could. We were in a new era, many declared. Prices would never go buck to the old figures. Prominent quarters issued rosy statements lo the cllcct that the goose was hanging high, and the outlook "just line and dandy." in an expression or thai time. But a few clear beads forsnw trouble. Bernard M. Bariicb predicted in March, 1920, that, prices would drop. Not many believed Mm. But drop they did. some months later, causing a wave of distress sales, bankruptcies and unemployment. The results seriously weakened the nation's economic structure. This injury was covered up by another speculative wave in the )020's. Bill It undoubtedly contributed to the later, severer smash in 192ii. . Whether thai history will bo repeated now, nobody knows. There are reassuring factors In the present situation. Many business leaders are wnrnlg of thc danger in sleep prices. High- standlni; labor leaders nro counseling against, strikes. In both camps, there Is si growing recognition that what the country needs to put It, back on 11 solid basis, is greater production. The nation is wealthier now than it was In 1920, loo. Hut, on the other liaeid, It has far heavier debts. Also, the urge to extravagant, public spending Is more deeply entrenched than it was 21 years ngo. Certainly, it lakes no prophet to see the need of caution. Hogs at $30 n hundred-weight, compared with $15 a. year ago; ihu Snolcsnii: •price index IE up 33 5 per cent in 12 months; a speculative spirit everywhere; these arc danger signals. Arkansas will be smart lo hold a prudent cocrsc In this unsettled time; producing on its fnrms plenty ot feed for livestock, and food for home use and hungry markets; getting its industries set for (he sharper competition that is bound to come sooner or later, bringing, in all possible new ones; watching public spending, investing carefully, buying wisely. Such a course will pay dividends no matter what happens. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS I1Y HAI, COCHHAN Can't you just imagine some waiters trying to help their youngsters with their arithmetic? • » • The weatherman is carrying on where Uncle Sam left off—freezing people on their jobs. • • • We're sneaking up rm beautiful spring- when a young gal listens to or sloshes through slush. • « • A slap on the back for people who ralsa sccing-eyc dogs.'Every little bit helps! "Pork prices Hit New High"—headline. Will the pigs please kec quiet and let us do thc squealing! / SO THEY SAY For me It is essential that we try to blanket the world with truth in the midst of this riot of propaganda.—Secretary of State Marshall. Tor a loti|; time there has been maintained in Moscow n school for thc training of international agents for espionage, sabotage and political control.—Dr. Karl T. Compton. president Massachusetts institute of Technology. * « • During school days character is shaped, since Hie schools pi;vy SUC |, n v i ln | vnri )n l)10 | ivcs of our future citizens,, (hey should receive Ihe unqualified support of every community.—Attorney General dark. * • * The clock ticks on, and with every tick we arc losin tr part of our capital monopoly on atomic secrets.—Sen. Bricn McMahon (D) of Conneclicutt. group effort can be a success in n crisis is carried out by people who are In- No unless it stinctively fi-lcnds.-Gcneral Eisenhower. • » • I have been trying to persuade people to come her. when "(he get here the first thing tncy nro told is lo report to the police. That JUKI disgusts me.-i,or<l Hacking. British Travel Association. . Try This On for Size, John Analysis of America's Future Role in Greece Could Lead Many to Jump to False Conclusions 111' I»FTI7H t7r»crk». BY NBA Wnshiriffioii Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 14 — (NBA)—The Greek government's )fficlal cry for ], e l)> from America "Kl Grcnt Britain's unpublished declarations that tli c Uni'.ecl States vonltl have to lake over British •esponslblllllcs In Greece coufcr su ninny u. S. citi/ens to jump o false conclusions. The presidential message delivered to Congress Wetlnesday lends o draw the line on just what thc American policy w iti, respect to Greece n ii(l other Middle Bust, nn- Jiuns i H going' to be. President Truman made it clear to home folk, and to the other nations of the world that the spread oi Communism is something which needs to be checked if democratic government is to survive. Other deductions seem fairly obvious. J First, the United states will not move into Greece "to save the British Empire." Second, the United States will not move into Greece merely "to Keep n British-selected king on thc Greek throne." These are two things which seem to be worrying many people. Third, whatever aclUm the Unit- eel states lakes will not be lo establish nil American beachhead on Lii-cek soil /or launching eventual military operations in Eastern Europe. In view or increased American participation in the affairs of Palestine, increased American Invest- inents In Arabian oil, am] increas- t'd American interest in settling :/ie affairs of the Danube and the Dardanelles, it might be easy for llic shallow-minded to conclude (hat the trend i s toward war in the Middle East, But such nil as- annption would b c wroiifr. NO U. S. TROOPS NOW Today's crisis in Greece is In the Creek economy. Any aid that the United States gives Greece will bc the result of a strictly American policy clctcrininntion nlmcd to taun- e;:i thc united slates and nobody else. There is no thought now of send- in;; American troops into Greece l-'iirtherinoi-c, there is no law which would permit the United States to furnish American anus to the Greeks, excepting only sales of surplus military supplies now held in Germany. Originally lh c British had considerable armed forces in Greece They foiiEht the Greek communists. Thc sad truth is that, they used American k'lid-lease equipment in doing it. Unt since the Greek elections in March, \0ie and the Greek plebiscite of last September, which returned the Greek king to the throne, British military forces in Greece have been reduced. Thc British now have less than 100,000 troops in Greece, pln s Vii- it.nry and police training missions. Such British troops ns are in Greece must bc withdrawn BO days lifter the Bulgarian peace treaty goes into effect. At this same time, , Russia must withdraw her forces from Balkan countries. I British economic aid to Greece since the end of Die war lias amounted to nVjout $350 million. But whatever aid the British have c-ven the Greeks tloes not set n precedent for what the united States w ili hav e to do in the future. CRISIS MAY NOT WAIT So far, American postwar aid to Greece has amounted to n $25 million Export-Import Bank loan, Phis a S4S million credit with which to buy American surplus war equipment, included are 101 Liberty ships, about half of which have iJOTn delivered, at a minimum of 5544,000 per ship. American relief lias thus far been administered through UNRRA, but requests for appropriations for more direct U. S. relief are now before Congress. Greucc is supposed to get $100 million reparations from Italy. But payments don't begin for two years and will be spread over five years. The Greek crisis may not wait that long. Consequences of not furnishing aid to Greece are considere<i serious. The present Greek government is believed to be the most democratic in Eastern Europe. But tliis government might fall if the Girek economy is not bolstered. Civil war might result. To American isolationists who may say. "Let it fall." there is no good answer. Except that if the United Slates is lo maintain • its Position as tile most powerful nation advocating the spread of democracy, it will have to do something about it and pay the price. How much of this price may be got back directly j s beyond saying. IN HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA 'Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—There's no argument about it—the kids look over the movies during thc war. b "And when they ( ]!d," Director Henry Kostcr snlct. the bankers took over Hollywood's creative minds. Thc bankers reacted to original and novel ideas with only J.ank stares, saying: " 'We want to make money. Why ilo something different when Just a movie of Van Johnson eating oieakfnst will make a million dollars.' "It's ridiculous," Koster added, ''hat children should be telling us what we can do on Ihe' screen. I''s high time to take thc movies away from the kids. They should be barred completely from certain pictures so we can discuss mature ideas." Henry Koster, oy wa y of intro- QHction. directed Dcaima Dili-bin's early films and some recent Marcaret O'Brien pictures. ItOIMN' MAI) KOSTER "They were cut kkl stuff," ho said, "and I didn't have the censors in my hair." Now he has censors in his hair and he's boiling ivmd. He's working with Mylcs Ton- ™lly in the film version of M'il- nam Saroyan's miilier pri?r- wnininff pby, -The Time of Your Life." Tlic two trading characters arc a rtrunk (Jimmy Cagnry) nnfl a girl of the strccls (not yet cast). "And,'' Koster groaned, "we have to cut every third Hue because ot censorship aiy children. "Forever Amber," started last October, l s finally m the cuttin» room s at the cost O f five million dollars. The censors willing, It win bo released next October King Crosby u'ant.s to do "Harvey'' Paramount may huy it for htm Warner Brothers passed up Ihn 'i'm riglKs because there were too many strings attached, on release conditions. In real life. j. carol Naish is thc ••rarm-cyed, Lalin type the ladies ;cem to go for, even if h c is as Irish as County Cork. But his gen- iuc for portraying every kind of bum, grnftcr, gambler, hawker, faker, spy, and crook hns kept him'oul of thc arms of the heroine and nght m the arms of the law. Still his fan mail consists mostly of mash notes from thc ladles. Wails N.iish: "Just once I'd like to get kissed instead of hissed." SHE MAY SUJG 'EM Hollywood Reconnaissance: John Wayne's nickname for his wife, thc former Esperanza Baur. i s Chata. I', means pug-nose in Spanish. If one more guy lc!t s Audrey Toller he cirjo.ird heinR kissed by her as (h,, rc sull of bavin? ^cn her r.iross of the camera leks in "I.idy in lhc Uikc," she'll no doubt slujj |,im. !f s nniv just a tired joke (n her. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE lllackwood Sifstcm Abuse Pointed Out HY WIM.IAM K. McKENNEY America's Card Autlinrily Wriltcn for Xi:.\ Service The Hlackwood four-live 110- (i-iimp slam convention Is used to- cUy by practically all groups ol pliyers. Eastern expert,* avoid vis- ||IIR it to some extent because they ohlm that the convention Ls abused by too frequent use. They say that four no trump is not lilack- iwcod'unless It Is an obvious four ]no-trump bid, and most of them ilo not consider four nn trump « slam conventional bici over a bid o[ three no trump. Today's hand brings out another abuse of the Blackwaocl convention, it i s generally conceded that t:-ic four no-trump bidder .should make the decision in regard to the t \ < i AKSG VK JDS 4 » 107 *832 4 * < J Tournan So iilh w I* Pn 2 * I\i 5* Pa Opening P*QJ5 ' None » KQJ8 frAKQ7 . N W E S Dealer 2 4 •*'o i) 2 V 1087G 32 * 654 *10 k A 1074 1 AQ \ A03 k.J9G5 lent — Neither vul. st North East ss 2 » Pass ss 4N.T. Pass ss 7 * Pass — » 10 14 slam. North bid four no trump and found out that his partner held ilircc aces. However, thc bidding also had indicated that Soulh probably held four spades, and if he did not have thc spado king, he would have to risk everything on lhc spade finesse. There would have been no harm in bidding five no trump, asking for kings. If South responded with six hearts, showing two kings, then Fcven could be bid with safety; b'.H if South bid six diamonds showing only one king. North could let the hand play at six diamonds. It is true that if South had the ace and king of hearts, a grand slam could be made, hut it is not worth the risk. Uniform De-Nazification Policy Urged by Marshall MOSCOW, March 14. (UP) — Secretary of Stale ocorge C. Mr.r- ftiall, striking at alleged Soviet use of denazification as a political Instrument, called tonight for a im- \ FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 11)47 Government Produces Meal With Assistance from NAM Sunday School Lesson BY W1MJAM E, G1LROY, D. D. Two outstanding portions of Ih'e New Testament record the ercat sayings of Je.sus In a way not so evident in other parts of t!te Gospels, in which thc greatest (cachings appear in casual conversations, parables, and incidents, without any apparent preeonceiv- (?il system or arrangement. I think that it is this reality of unexpectedness that gives to the Gospels their unending freshness and Interest. The Gospel writers arc.' not so much telling its what Jesus did and said, as they are by •linking it all so vivid and pic- :n."<>sque, taking us with them so that WD see and hear. Nevertheless, I think We are irateful for those portions in which he most Intimate words Of Jesus arc recorded in a more solidified wny. These portions are the fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters of Matthew, which wo call "The Sermon on the Mount." and tile foiir- leenlh, fifteenth, and sixteenth chapters of John. It is to bc noted that lhc S o portions record says of Jesus' that •vere addresses only to thc inner circle of disciples and not to the common people who heard Him Bladly. Je.sus had a message for all, and He was no respeetor O f persons. But the Intimate words of His leaching required for their.fulfill- ment disciplined living and unlim- •tcd devotion. It is a common thing to speak of the teaching of JesuSi particularly of the Sermon on the Mount as If the way of life and conduct therein enjoined and exemplified in the life of .the Master Himself, offered an immediate alternative to our present social system, a system based lo a very large extent upon .self-interest and the principle of competition. In my judgment, the true principle and motive of live and conduct as set forth in the New Testament is undoubtedly the principle of love, brotherhood. „,«! service But a Christian social system can no established and made effective only by Christians.'and by better Cm-Is tinns than most of us are. If Christians in general could profit by the chapters in John and attain the experience therein set forth as possible, (hey would •ic the better prepared to put into life and action the Sermon on the As these chapters in John reveal the inner life of the Mas'cr thev reveal also the life that BV'cr'v di- ciple may attain if he will accept the discipline of prayer and consecration and abide in Christ in the relationship which Jesus suggested In tile illustration of the branch and the vine. What does it mean to abide in Christ? I think it means to have tile same motives determining our conduct that actuated the Master m His earthly life. The very heart O'. H is m the Master's command, illative love one another as He hns loved us (John 15:12) 15 Years Ago In BlythevlUe— The Rev. and Mrs. Marsh M. Calloway spent today in Memphis. *V' S -, U , S ' Bri!!COC n»d Mrs. Lou t-cklcs led a discussion on the subject "New Americans" nt. the meeting of the Presbyterian Auxiliary yesterday afternoon. Louis Waters returned from St. Louis this morning where he spent several days on business. Mrs. John Pindley and Mrs R. N. Ware spent today in Memphis. Greeks Outline Plan For Use of Aid from U.S. ATHENS. March 14. (UP)—Finance Minister Demetrius Hcltnls said today that American credits to Greece, if Congress approves 1 BY FREDERICK C. OTIIMAN United Press Slufr Cm-respondi'iil WASHINGTON, March 14. — Now we've (fol. llio tj, s. government, itself, joining (he National Association of Manufacturers. The government, being only n small business (and I'll explain thai, too, in a minute), pays $50 a year for its membership in NAM. For w eeks now the Senate Civil Service Committee has been enquiring ItUo.tho weird enterprises of Government Services, Inc., a quasi-federal corporation, which j runs restaurant^ for government ! clerks, sight-seeing boats for tourists, an insurance company and !>'jt •convalescent home for its own help,™ and has been known to take an occasional profitable flier in the I slock market. | OS! also operates swimming pools, tennis courts, and a bicycle I rental agency. It functions "as host at the Bluebeard Hotel in (he Vir- Eln Islands, | s landlord at two housing projects, and runs a grist mill, jx>wdercd by a water wheel, in Rock Creek Park. ! This mill, w hich sells sOuvcnj ,. com meal to visitors at 25 cents a package, lias one elderly miller on the job. This would seem to make the government a b-jslr.c-ssmin. all rmht, and a small business at that. So there was Prank W. Hoover, Ihfc general manager, testifying auout GSI being a member of the National Restaurant, Association, the Washington Restaurant Association, the Washington Board of Tiade, the National Safety Coun- cd, the National Association of Cost Accountants and—by paying Ins dues—the Rotary club. "H the GSI a uvunber of thc National Association of Manufacturers?" asked Sen. Raymond E. Baldwin of conn. (i "Oh, yes sir." replied Hoover. We only have to pay $50 a year for that and ti very valuable' service they render us, too. Why, some business have to pay $10,000 a year , (lues, but we get just (he same" in! formation and literature as they do for our $80." i He displayed some of the NAM'S pamphlets. ! "Ye s but don't you think you suffered a litde burst of pride when you joined the NAM?' 1 asked Sen, Baldwin. "Particularly when you | have only one employee (that gray- naired miller) engaged in manufacturing?" i Hoover said he didn't 'think so. Sen. Baldwin said lie coi;!d see no excuse for any government agency I oelng a paid-up member of the rational Manufacturers Association. Then he changed u, c subject. The senators were wonderinp also ; accul the $5,000 check, signed by 1 the treasurer of the United Stales and payable to (ho stock brokerage firm of Harriman and Co. Samuel • Gnodacre, treasurer of GSI explained that one. Seems that in 102a GSI had some surplus cash, so it invested in thc preferred stock of the North American Company. "It paid six per cent interest" said Goodacre, "and we made $1,800 in interest during the 1C years '.ve held it. Then we sold it for $j>,000. And r wish i h ac t S0m t! stock like that in my own port- iO)io." Tile senators' counsel read a District of Columbia statute, prohibiting corporations like GSI from buying stocks of other firms. Good- sere said if a crime had been cbin- nntted, he supposed the statute ot .•imitations would take care or it now. QSI now keeps all its spare cash In government bonds.' he said. except for $5,000 in the bonds of the Georgetown Gas Co. And I think I'll drop out to Rock Creek Park and buy me a package of federal corn meal: I want to make some government muffins for Sen. Baldwin. iform de-nazification throughout Germany. policy " President Truman's request, would be used for military rehabilitation purchase of supplies abroad, ana balancing Ihe budget. Afternoon newspapers here saicl 10 new gendarmerie battalions of SCO men cn:h would be created soon . The Greek Cabinet met today to discuss the drafting of a message to Mr. Truman in response to his request for nut to Greece and Turkey. U. S. Army Leader 17 Musical note 35 Stage plays 25 Constellation 36 Pilfer 38 Papal capo ,40 Norwegian HORIZONTAL 3 Church part 1 Pictured army 4 Row Gen'H Tt r"< 5 Symbol for _' ' • tellurium 2 He is a leader 6 Almy order • of the U. S. _ , (ab :> forces Indian peasant H Type of sword 8 A f™-Asipn 13 Prairie wolf o ("."* . 14 French river ,X Wlinout Cni 15 Unbleached 1° Thick 18 Biblical nnmo ".Legal point I!) German river I 3 . ^ arv f , , 20 Let it stand! ™ Court (ab.) 21 Craggy hills 22 Myselt ~~ "•"••««-»« 23 Compass point ?5 Neither _ 24 Native of 27 Dutch ci Denmark . 28 Walking slick 3! Wand 32 Native meUil 33 Rabbit JM Requirement 36 Symbol for samarium 37 Universal language 39 Couples 42 Cloak 46 Mast 48 Facility 49 Expanse 50 Girl's name 51 Sick ones 53 Divulge 55 Jungle beasls 56 Rent VERTICAL 1 Prelude 2 Invaded. 28 Peruse 29 Exist, 30 Born 33 He had two capital 41 Observed ^ • t 42 Dance step ' - 43 Area measure tours ot duly 44 French orliclc 45Gibbon , 46 Rescue .' t 47 Entreaty • 52 Rupees (ab.) : 54 Cloth measure

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