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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 18, 1947
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BLYTHEVfLIJS (ARK.y'CdURtiflR BLYTHEVILLE> THE" CURIER COURIER NEWS NEWS ob, H" Vr HAINES, Publisher ; • 'JAMES L. VERHOEPF, Editor 1 • • '.. PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives: e WitpjerlCo, New York, Chicago. Detroit, s, Memphis. "~ '" I, FjibUshed Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as secoujl class matter at the post- offief at BlythesilleJ"Arlcausas, under act of Conj, ^resi, Octeber 9, 1917. , r Served by the United Press U SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ...I .carrier in lhe-;clty of Blythevllle or liny suburban town where carrier service Is inain- tainfd, 20c.per weejt, or 85c per month.' - • By: mail, within a radius of 40 miles/ $4.00 per year; 52.00 for, six months, Jl.OO'for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $1000 per year' payable in advance. ,.;.,.?;.':;:,, /.... • . : . THOUGHT Aid now abldcth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatcrs of these Is charity. -1 Cor. 13'13. 1 »-.•'• Tlie definition of cliarlly is universal love, tills, one thine motlvalinjr tile actions of individuals and nations ran liilng about world jieaet. ' Behind the Greek Crisis 'Not since Pearl Harbor has an in* • -. • . -•-.*. tcrnational crisis burst upon the American public as unexpectedly as the present Greek emergency. The. explosive elements had been at hand for some time. Their .nature had been made known piece-meal and off the recbrd by government, officials to correspondents for what are known as . «"cldpe stories." It was known that Mr. Truman and congressional leaders were conferi'in.ij secretly. But not until the President; canceled his Caribbean cruise did tlia public realize fully what' was up. Between this time and Mr. Truman's message lo Congress some quick adjustments in thinking had to be made bv the legislators and by the pubjie Pes'iaps, it might have been better to start the public explanations earlier and make haste, more slowly. Bu£ since this waasn't done; it is iiei'.- essarj to face up to the situation in a lurav *Th plight of Giecce and of Britain affects ^tliis country in a number of wa||, i *>N&fc the least important is its , beaj^ij^-^ the national budget and on 'the mflitarj^ ap'propi'iations included 1 in it, Ther-'Tnihtaiy subcommittees have f heard testimony fiom representatives ^of Jthe vaiious blanches of national * (defense Since they have been meeting in closed session then line of tliinkinp; is ty secret. But'certain events have takfen place since the hearings began which; are bound to alter that thinking. Dne-of the most important of these events is the drastic cut in Britain's arnied forces. Both the army and the RAF are being reduced more than half . —tBe army from 2,950,000 in 1946-47 to l',210,OOQ r in -1947-48; -the RAP from 7603)00 officers; and men in 1940-47 lo 3702000 iril947-'!8. The main reason for this seems to be tSe~CotttiTi\iing manpower shortage. The^Attleli'gpvcriirn'ent apparently haci the jchoice^ qf/veleasing: men 'from the arnrpd force.Wn'resiiniing the unpopular wartime practice of drafting labor. Choice pf .the former meant- bringing maiiy men 'home from abrqftd. 'Thus theije will' be 'an end \, 0 British military: as well as financial support in Greece. At tlie same time estimates ot Russia's military budget and strength I are r available. Considering fluctations of the ruble's value and other factors, , military' expenditures are figured a". about $15,00.0,000,000 as against iwr- haps ?iO,000,000,000 v . by the Unit^l States. Antr it is understood that m- diiect mihtaiy expenditures are nut customarily included in the Russian military budget, as they are in ours. PImthermore, .Russia's standing army, though sharply reduced, is still expected to number about ,3,000,000- this year, or more than the combined American and British -armies, according to present plans for fiscal 1943. It must be'clear to. qurcongressioiial spenders that, as things stand today, a^cut in British military • strength i»pv- proximates a cut in our own. We think it, would be well if Congress wo»M ( ^ make known its understanding 'of the v >\ situation,. consistent with security, to pco|!e who have shown themselves ^lj?*_'^ fP^d money for national !feft8ftja8~we]l as eager foi- an eco•of the government. Mind iirig .Mblofov's Manners " .Tlie visiting, foreign ministers in Moscow lost no time in giving their. host, Wr.'Molol-ov, a lesson in ctiquett?.. They'made it forcefully'cleai 1 to hini tliat* they thought it extremely impolite to talk about China behind hoi 1 back. . • TUESDAY, 1 MARGir 18; '1047 .... ,, ;,,.....:•,...,.., r / : The Spoils of War VIEWS OF OTHERS Britain's Place in the World If you nrc of the 1 older generation (lo'iikiOfcsa you will remember llml since "you and I were young, 1 Maggie," you wnrc lold that the fall ol Die Hrlliiih Empire WHI>' Immilicnt. • , ; Also, you will remember, for tt'lias''been only a handful of years, wliCir'Eriglind was tlie jvorkl'S. .Un.Qkcr and -alL.roads . \cA. Ui. .tliu Old Lady or Tlicndiiccdlc Strccl rallilr Uinn to Ihc canyon of. Wall Street.. The, breaklnt r -\i]> of (lie Brlllsli EirilHre saem'i - nl last lo have become a reality, and thodgft tlio lories'may chuckle and blaino 1 II on Uic. Lnbor.. • Pfli'ly, evolution rather than revolution has brought on the collapse. The Alllee' recently 'dcclafcJ: "Tlie ccnlral fact, of 1947 Is that we have not enough resources lo do all that we want to do and barely enough to do what we must do." And, "We niiiy never reslo're the foundations'•' ol" our national life." There Is n -touch of., the pathetic, in that ^admission when one vcinem- Ijcrs that It wasn't so very loin; ago when the British, midst falling ' bombs," were singing: "There'll always ,bc an England." There always will he an England but. at best second class, r perhaps it is not extreme to «i'y n third c-lnss. iion'Pr. For that Is what England will be when she withdraws from India, perhaps froinuUurma, frMn Egypt, from the Sudnn—and even '. submits the Ci'iilenl problem If Palestine to the. United Nations. In short, England has reached a poiiit economically where she cannot meet commit- mcnls which hav6 meant her very lile as the head of an empire. Already she Is asking that we lake over her pledges of financial alcl to Greece, without which that country may bc .swept into the orljit of Russian satellites. Walter Llppnian has pointed out that the United States will :be compelled lo take over new ami nnc-xi:celed world responsibilities as last [is England relinquishes them. "But how we shall define and how we shall discharge our respon- slbililies is as yet clear to no one," he warns.'" And Mr. Lippman believes the problem Is largely one of Anierican niul Riussfan relation-' ships on the strategic frontiers from which 'the British are withdrawing. It is far from 'a happy situation to face. In fact, it is perhaps the toughest in our history. Secretary of State Mftrshnll really has Inherited a Job no ordinary man envies. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS v i BY HiVL COCIIRAN Folks who learn to do most anything are Ihe ones who were willing lo do most miythini; to learn. * • • It's strange hc-w many second-hand autos were formerly owned by an old cbnpln who never had it out of the country. *« f m Two inmates who escaiwd from a Texas jail returned voluntarily. One look at the outside world was probably enough. » * • More sugar per person is promised, anil the good housewife is looking forward to the sweet buy and buy. * • * More strawberries this year than last, says .he Department of Agriculture. r\>r some folks • that's a rash promise. SO. THEY SAY This suiff about Ihe Army and nothing but a bugaboo.—Rep. John Tader <R.5of New York. * *. * If I had niy way I wouldn't elect a Republican to do anything.—Mayor William O'Dwycr of Nc w York. 9 m m It is unlikely that any opinion can' integrate' Ihc \vorltl unless it is so flexible that it leaven every failh some grounds for hoping. :t may. survive and eventually triumph.—Prof. Qufncy Wright of U. of Chicago Law School. » * * It's just n delusion that woman's place is in the home. The best homemaker Is a woman who knows what Is going on in her community and in Die world, and ivlio really get gobfl government,—Mjss Edesse DaKigrcn ol New York, chairman Multi-Party Committee of Women. * • » * Today hunger stalks many sections of the earth and when men arc themselves Marvin;; or sec before their eyes their families and loved ones wasting 'away it is Idle lo talk of peace anl freedom nnd the rule of right.—General Eisenhower. * • • If the Soviet, leadership fears anything it is not physical attack from us, but the attraction oS our Ideology and system to ihelr masses.— Dr. Albert Parry of Northwestern U. • • • Alaska may be the Pearl Harbor of the Ihltd world war, and t call for Immedlale strengthening of Its delense.-Rep. Robert I,. P. Sike s (D) pf Florida. Truman's He* Foreign Policy of intervention 'On Request' Merits Careful Investigation BY PETER EDSON NBA Washington correspondent WASHINGTON, March is — NBA)—This new Truman's Inter- u-iHIon-on-rcquest foreign policy iii'ects to be taken pretty slow and easy. This nothing to-.-lenp at. .Points marie in the PresidentK special message '.o Congress raise a dozen tough questions. Every one should be submitted to (he American pcoplcTin what amounts to a national plebiscite for determining whether the country is rendv to support cash-iind-carrv n |<| for -.ot- tering democracies-—wherever iliuy may be and regardless or COST,. The President says the natioivu •mirtty of .the Unllcd Stales is involved. Greek security m ny be Involve!, but. .Greece Is sooo unto, f.'.vny. How American security Is In- >'olvccl needs. further explaining.' The President say s he doc^ n"t believe the American pcopl" wish 10 turn n deaf ear to the appeal from the Greek government. Probably not, but neither do the American people want to be led blinnly into another war. And just whavo does (Ills new policy of friendly intervention lead? In spitu of ihe picture of a completely broken down green economy which the president paints, why 13 it- that the "militant minority" or Greek Communists has been able WII.I, IT CONTRIBUTE TO PEACE? The impllcrttlon j s that the United states must supply, the Greek army with munitions and equipment, then sho wlh e Greeks how to i:se |t by training Greek forces. The United Slates-has plenty of surplus war supplies it doesn't qu'te know what to do with. But this arming of a European government in time of peace is something new m American life. i s that goot'l business? is It good diplomacy? Does it contribute to peace? The United States is also asked to send technical experts—first lo supervise the spending of American loans and make sure no money is w:isterl ; . second, to rebuild roads, railroads, bridges, lawns, get farms J. This Is not new. U, S. technical missions i,ave previously been loaned all over Ihe world. This is main slock In trade of the so-called ?'cullural" relations-program.' But this newly-proposed aid to Greece is on a bigger nnd broader scale than ever conceived. Congress has never looked loo enthitsiasti- cp.IIy on this cultural rela timidatlon have not been effective in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria-the list might be extended lo include Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Fin- linid, Iran. CHAMPION OP THE liNIIEItUOG •If the United States is about to tnke on the role of defender for every people lhat gets pushed around, it has a job on its hands. Are the American taxpayers ready nnd willing to assume that responsibility as world guardians? Over the long haul the record of the United States ns a liberator in Cuba and the Philippines is good. Over the short haiiU the recent record in China and the Argentine has been not so good. Can it be better elsewhere? The villian of this vr n publicans piece, of course, is Soviet Russia Though V-Day , s not quite two years past, the Unilcrt Stales ap- liarently learned in that time that Russian promises of co-operation in establishing democracy on the face or the earth cannot bc relied on. Coming just a s the Moscow Cm- frrnicc of Foreign Ministers gets fm s bus " under way, Communists will no Mi.'irni '-Ii« v .',' P cmocrats doubt claim that this new Ameri- coutrol. NOW that th c Rc-!c,n policy is unfriendly. Homc- Othmdn Cr/es ipng an3 Hard Because His Peris Won't Write The DOCTOR SAYS 1!Y WILLIAM A. OJiKIKN, M. I). •Written for.NEA. Service Children should have Iheir eyes exainined between two and three years of age and again before they start lo school. A vision lest can be given to them even though they cannot read. The letter E Is printed In graduated sizes and In various positions. The child is asked to point in the name direction a s the legs ol Ihe E's. In many schools leachors use lins system to make periodic screening teals of all pupils. Nearsighted children have eyeballs which arc longer than normal as images focus in front of Ihe retina or sensitive portion of the vision foggy when he contracts his By I''KKDKKIt'K C. OTIlMArf (United 1'rcss Stan" CorrcsjiondiMll) WASHINGTON, March 18. (UP) —The 'honeymoon Is over between Othmnn and that post-war wonder, the ball-point fountain pen. I have bought three pen iiibo lor a nickel and a bolll.c of black l.nk for a dime la hopeful insuiancc agent contributed a Walter) and I have thrown my albmic age writing instruments into Ihc lake. If a mermaid finds 'em there, she's welcome. Probably just whiit she needs/k. for writing underwater love colRs'rVJ When the 1 first-of tlie ball pens hit .the shops about a year ago, I 'rushed .down with my $12.50.' My new pen was a cylinder or-shining.' aluminum, a thing of beauty, guaranteed to write at least two years on calico, on ceilings upside down, on the -floors of -swimming pooly. It was a wonder pen. Only thing it wouldn' was write on plain, dry writing paper. I nursed this great invention. I heici it under hot squirted-me finally.with ink Ihc . consistence of warm. glue. - at 21 years. Afflicted children need - ' rnh ro to ri ASSF* GLASSES B ' corrected,' eye ... | DAMAGE ! Children ..with ' astigmatism' have" incgularly curved surfaces ontheir eyeblls. .If these curvatures" .are greater or .less' than normal, the image will not be .brought to focus On Ihe'retina. ' • -, • .Cross-eyed children'see with one eye, sis the other is out : of 'focus. • This happens:'when the-'child-is' tir-" ed, but later it- becomes fixed. : I£ glasses are prescribed in the early stages, .the child is trained to use both eyes, and permanent- muscle, damage may be avoided. If. not .corrected, a muscle operation', may be necessary. • . --- : ; j Parents should not interfere with.I their children's wearing glasses be-: cause . of pride, and • doom them ' lo poor .vision, an '.unhappy childhood, nn<i a blighted future. /5 Years Ago In BlylhevUle — Mayor Neill Reed has issued a call to civic leaders to attend a public meeting at the Armory Tuesday night. A plan will b c presented fo combine a city-wide clean-up and lire prevention campaign with a movement to"increase employ-., merit opportunities in Blythevllle. j Tae mayor pointed out that ex- ' cessive fire losses was. causing a great drain on the city and iriak-- ing if difficult for firms to get in-' sura'nce, and that such a would afford employment for a number of men now out of work in the city. Mrs. o. C. Oliver and son, Elmo, and granddaughter, G e n e v i e v e Fletcher, of Joiner, . visited with Mrs. J. E. Whitworth Thursday. , . .- -- *.-n li<Jtl<*y la UUIllVmll in the niajoruy, is Ina <j c isolation interests there to be an about-face? Is Trn- i man about to sell the Republicans is lhat these Greok border number fewer than 15,000 The Greek army is said lo number 100,000 men. it is backed up by British army nn<) police. Originally they., numbered over 100,000 men. But they me now said to number only 10.000. diplomacy and ihe promotion of America's manifest desliny all over. Greece is, of course, merely the first country on the list to ask for tills help. Turkey is second. II these two, why not others? The President admits that, American protests against coercion and ' in• •*.......... IN HOLLYWOOD excited about it, loo, claiming" it is a first step towards another world War. Profiting by the mistakes of 10 or a dozen years ago, which led to the second worl { ] war. is this not t'ne time to put down the foot and stop the aggressive ambitions of the tolalitnrinns of the next war bo foic it is too late? That is how the national security of this country becomes involved. There could be more danger of war in delay. KY KKSKINK JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent - LAS VEGAS — <NEA1—The, wilil- '•vest finally has gone Hollywood. Tile new SG.OOO.Orjn' pfeminfto Mo- tej herg l oo k s so m ilch l.ikc an- M-G-M movie set thnt I expected Esthtr Wllh'ams to pop out of- I lie swimming pool In a while bathing; suit-and elope with a bellhop '.ilio would turn out to be Van Johnson, of course. H's./vll so swanky, in modern design, flamingo pink, p.ile lime charlreitse, and palm, trees imported from Australia, that old bearded prospectors lor miles around' must feel oblignted, I'm sure, lo now don while'fie rfmi tails 'before opening their cans of beans. The wcsl 1ms never seen any- Ihinsr like it. Neither has Hollywood and that., includes inovif sets. The. place Is fantastic. .Managing plrcctpr. Charles Gas- K\\ said each room was furnlsheit at a cost of $3500, that the buildings cost $55 per stnmro foot to build. A couple of days as a gues'. and'you discover where .the. money \vontrr-sluff like ', $U' ash Ir.iys ifour in each room) and $40 liana- made leather wastobaskols, special- tlpslgneri wallpaper. Hollywood has already adopted the place, with the bettor-known wolves reserving the penthouse lor S44 a day. MINK OVER NIGIIT1K Tlie Andrews Sisters were sing- Ing in the casino dining room <Ab- lx>!t an<i Coslello open, March H>, Henry King was waving the baton. Dan Duryca was in Iho Terrace I?com. June Haver wns being pagi;d address system, and was In the lobby and-1 got .a long distance, .call: I !;;-.d to take it in the lobby. s o I .'Hit- on my inink ove-r my nightie. .We looked, it wa s a palp blue nightgown. It was the first tim 0 I had seen l!ic Andrews slslcrs in aclion, oiit- side of movies ami private Holly- 'A'UOd. .'parties. The girl s are seusa- lional in Ihcir first night club appearance. And I'm willing to bet tha.t.fe\v people in Hollywood have really seen their act. "'GOODBY. MIl-.CHirR!" Any , resemblance between the Andrews Sisters on tlu> screen and I lie'Andrews Sister's on the stage is purely coincidental. . Hollywood. liiW never done right by 'em."They are great, really great. Divorces are slill tlie scooml biggest business here_ncxt lo Ibc easinos (this chnpler' of mv visit will, be tlllc-rt. -Goudby,' Mr. Chips"). But 1 there arc just as many wedding chapels as there arc divorce allornevs. One enterprising lady has com- Vned both. Her shingle reads: "Ruth. Gordon Marriage Chapel." Then In'small type bolow, "Reco'.i- :i!iation Consultant." Vaughn Monroe's managers are planning to groom him as a sins- ing western star. . . . Mary Anderson probably will get the "soiled dove" role with Jimmy Cagnoy in Ihe film version of "The Time ot Voiir Ijife." . . . Hollywooj in- liTc&t in Michael Barllelt AC revival of McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Put-Foe's-Errors To Your Advantage BY-WIM.1AM E. MrKENNEY America's C:ir,l Authority Writlen fnr NEiV Service The open pair championship at. the Winter Carnival Tournament o his jack. Because of the double, -e felt, sure he would' find all of he missing hearts in the West land. Most players probably .would have od-to,war c | J.he king .of spades, but Groden elected to lead a small leart. East put on the ten, the queen was played from dummy ind West won. The ten, of spades .vas returned, East won with (he ice, shifted to a diamond, which rrxio to declarer's ten. Groden now led the queen of clubs, East covered, dummy's- ace won and the eight of hearts was returned. West of course refused to cover and Groden let the trick ride. Fie led a club to his jack, then played nil ol the diamonds. On the fourth diamond, when West refused to trump, Groden discarded hig club, then led a club from' dummy which West was forced to frump. Groiien over-trunlped anri picked up the last two trumps, osing only a spade and a heart and making five-odd for n lone top on Ihe board. oom- VC Mc . . ._•, Yvonne also on a mink coat. "I \vn.s laklng a nap," she Mush- ed. "My telephone ts out of order, Gr^ Read Courier News -Want Ads. Groden AJ-1 V A J 7 6 4 » A 105 *QJ8 AK5 VQ8 #KJ87 + A7G32 Tournament — Neither vul. South West North East Pass. 2 4 Pass Pass Double 1 4 Pass 3 * 3 IT Pass 1 Pass 3 » 4 V Pass Opening—< 1 A Pass Pass Pass Pass IS in St. Paul. Minn., was won by Pevcr Leventritt ; and crTnrlcs Gro- rien of New York. .Lcventrllt is recognized as one of the outstanding Life Musters of the country, but Oroden's name has iust begun to appear among the winners in tournament bridge. Groden showed In today's hand that a top score can be won by taking advantage of the opponents' mistakes. For some reason East underlet his ace of spades, and Cirodeu (North) let the trick ride in the dra\vcr .with the burned out light, the used, bottle caps, and the. rent receipts. One hundred aiid Iwo lival makes of ball pens now were on the-market, .The - manufacture:', of mine kept .putting out new models at reduced prices, ihe latest at ?1.25; I, wasn't having, any.. Soon'I was reading about a new kind of ball bearing pen with homogenized, action antl :a gold-plated cap. which wrote and wrote a"c! wrote, snioolhl'y, like a pear rolling •down a velvet dress (with' T,ana Turner inside).' After ""months,' or maybe' years of this effortless writ-' ", ing,'the literature'said all I" had to do was pay 50 cents for 11 (tiua of ink. -This screwed -in with a minimum of fuss-. I could wear'white kid /gloves- while doing lha job Price: $18, including tax. ' I bought one. It was superb. It was magnificent. It was the easiest writing pen I ever owned. ' . For eight, weeks it transferred my thoughts to paper with a minimum of fuss: It- did not give-up until i was-about to' sign my name to a check for $6-1 for three gold fillings. The dentist lent me an old-fashioned pen to finish, the job.- I -bought- a 50-cent filler for my fancy pen and nothing happened. The-man-said maybe the factory had ..forgotten the ink. He gave me another: It seemed to have some' ink in it some of the time, because again I- had a pen-that wrote half the time. -My investment now in \vonder pens was $31. Eventually -the manufacturer pro; fiuced u new model insides of transparent plastic, so -the customers would see. the ink..! spent nnothev 50 cents and my pen wrote as beautifully as it ever did. For four days it performed like .a thorouoghbred. Then .it ran dry. I.spent another SB cents and this time my. pen lasted almost a W9ek. The writing instrument of the 21st century now is into me 532 worth and .it isn't a case of the ordinal cost,, but the upkeep. I am a little discouraged. I wish I could write" golden words so I could afford lo use my tomorrow's pen today. Mother^ and Small Son Rescued After 3-Hour Experience in a We// REED SPRING, Mi).,.March 18 — (UP)- — A young Ozarks .mother ching- to a -rope for three hours. iviiiJe holding her 17-niotHh-oIdson above the col t ]. water of a cistern until help came. Mrs. Luther Fly was drawing •'.ater..from a w.eil when she saw the boy c'rqwl to. the top of a near 1 ' by cistern and fait into eight, feet ' of water. Grabbing the well rope she fastened'It to tlie top, let liei^ self flown to the water and grasped the child. Bracing' herself ngainst the walls ' of the cis.ter r , she held the boy in one arm-and clung to the rope with 'Me Qther until her htisbuntf came home three'hours lalcr. Early Statesman HORIZONTAL 2 Race course 1,6 Pictured U.S. circuit secretary ot war under McKinle'y: 10 Demolishes 11 Notion 12 Flaccid 14 Pause 16 Ma lure 19 Boundary (comb, form) 20 Slave V.1 Gibbon 22 Modified 25 Deer tracks 27 SeolV 28 Writers' mark 29 Smallest stale (nb.) SO Paid notice 31 Uncioak 343o:nboolike KV asses 38 Woody plant-, 39 Tedium •10 Cereal Brass •11 Recedes 45 Swiss river 46 Oriental muse 48 Kn trance 49 Capable 50 Charged alonis 52 He won n -- jieace prize 04 Tidy 3 Exists •1 At Ihis place S Employs C Ceremony 7 Alleged focce 8 Over (conlr.) 9 Garment- maker 12 Land parcels 13 Press „ 15 Symbol for tin 33 Keep 17 Top of the 35 Empower head 36 Double 18 Former 37 Forefather 23 Weird- 4rDircction 24 Falls in drops 42 Erard (ab.) 25 Frighten 43 Containers 44 Cease 47 Garden tool 49 Aerial (comb form) 51 Symbol for sodium 53 Bachelor of Avis (ab.) 25 Burdened 31 Portico 32 Street car TT VERTICAL 1 Typo of tin-

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