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Blytheville, Arkansas
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" .^. ™ .• .^™ •, * ••M«>rarc i t D. HUMAN, AdrertJsln« O», M«r York, Chicago. Detroit, Afternoon Except Sunday . nutter at' the pott- . Arkansas, under act or Con- October i,.l«7, the United Press _ carter in the city of Blytlie\llle or any town where carrier service is rnain- ( iwr.weck, or 8Sc per month , mr m»U, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per rekr, $2X0 for six months, »l 00 for three months; KYI mail outsi«J(' GO mile rone, $ 10.00 per year ' Meditation r* T - . t j«' certain 'Samaritan saw him, ami had , oo Urn.— Luke 10:31 , • ;The*gpod- Samaritan showed mercy to the nan In need, not because he was of the same jpcJor- or faith, but because the Samarium had v eojnpasslon in" his lieart. f ? I ; " t ' Contrary to earlier report^, tho .''American-British zone of Gum,any has inbt cut down on its shipments of iron ^and steel to the Russian zone. It"\voultl ^seem that, in case Mr. Truman's pro]gram for^Greece and Turkey ' fails to ^materialize or succeed, Mr. Statin is iiibt going to lack for material to. fash- sion an extension of the iron curtain. Britain's Peacetime Blitz Oh, to be in England, row that there." That, you will recall, jis how Browning's "Home Thoughts 'ffonuAbrpad" begins. But it's doubtful that those lilies are being quoted very ^oftcn this spring. For the coming of April finds England just beginning to ^recover from the worst of all her blitzes. * • - What happened to England this .winter is a reminder that human war, (for all its terror and slaughter, is a ;i>retty puny method of. destruction. ^the increasingly horrible progress of ^military science is only an increasing- Jljr successful effort to duplicate the catastrophes of nature. , f- The Nazis killed more English dvilians,^ smashed * more houses, and ifrecked more***cathedrals 1 ' than the 1946-47. But this winter of , and flood achieved'a mili- efficiency that the Nazi general "pould only dream of. • . The Luftwaffe bjambefl rail lines and inals with shattering explosions. ~l?ut the soft, noiseless snow did a .bet" tier job. It virtually paralyzed t ran.5- 'iSprtatiqn throughout the kingdom. It lialted movement of the inadequate ,o»al supplies and brought more suffering to a population already half- frozen. B: intensified a. power shortage which " hampered British industry worse than ajfl of Hitler's bombs. It killed meat and dairy animals by the thousands. /l-'^Tlial^jlias the, first attack. Then came the- .thaw and the water. The ?Jazis had tried to imitate this tactic cj nature when they blew up the dikes in Hotti-at But the Nzaia, for all their fiendlshness, were pikers. Britaiii'-i floods ;-re*Uy *did the job that the Germans tried-to do. ' ' The rampaging rivers washed away thousands _pf acres of wheat and thousands of too* -of potatoes. They aJdcd to JiomelessnesB as effectively as blook- bfasters. They polluted drinking water and threatened epidemic disease. " Britons mobilized military defense.} against these forces of nature. The>' loaded tanks 4 with ballast, buttresse-1 than with sandbags, and sent them against the racing torrents, - Nature laughed at these efforts, of ceurse. And that same nature will shortly be smiting aereneiy upon the British countryside. Birds will sing, flowers will bJoorh, and skies will be blue. But for all of that, the frozen livestock will be just as dead, the -winter crop* as completely destroyed. the fields in which they grew as sour .unproductive as they are today. Several persona veno have.been in ^England this winter have agreed that "T*» Conservative government had been i>'po*er when this peacetime blitz -?,*> *fruck Britain, there probably would '^^•^'**«*», a revolution. We ara not in- t^, doubt that statement, flan the action would have been. Briton* have the goy«rnrn€nt; of them want, the most they ffrOMbte. We -wonder th?.t dot* worse. It i* ironic to » victory that left their country physically, financially; and industrially exhausted they had to endure the fiercest winter In the memory of the oldest inhabitants. It is.not surprising that Englishmen have taken to explaining their plight to foreigners with this bitter comment: "We won the war, you know." BLTTHEVILL1E (AB3L) NEWS TUESDAY,. APRIL. 1, 1047 VIEWS OF OTHERS To the U.N.: America Explains The United States Government does today nftcr much urging, what it should have done wliat It should have done on March 12. I;, does, with nlaorlty us a matter of courco. That is, It explains to the Unllce) Nations the program lor nkl to Greece nud Turkey wlllcli President Truman Inlet before Congress more than twd weeks ago. \ Tlie Iwst tiling that can lie said nbout this delayed action—mid It is n good thing to lie nute lo say—Is that it has come about mainly because of the pressure of American public opinion. No other country or countriis lorccd Washlnylon 'to ucgln repairs on the "Tiamau doctrine." ' Now, partly as a result of the American people's articulate loyalty to the U, N.,' the United States liolds the InltiaUvc all along this diplomatic front. For n while It looKed as if the Government had forgotten or underestimated the u. N. sector. None of the reasons elven by Washington for aloofness from the U. N. quite satisfied the American people. The U. N. was not readyV Hut if the American policy was really In line with u. N. principles, surely the U. N. could help, ami gain strength from the collaborallon. The U. N. did nof~]Tavo the necessary money? But the United States cjbuld channel Its aid through U. N. agencies. There were no unanswerable arguments against enlisting u. N. participation In a policy of aid to Greece and Turkey. Not even the veto. This at last became clear. Then the official voice pointed out thnt the United Stale.; had , already called the U. N. into the Greek situation by Initiating an Inspection of border conditions by ft U. N. Commission. This did not look like enough. The move hail Indeed been snowed under by the subsequent, precedent-shattering Truman program. This said the United States had already made up its mind what must be done for Greece, and Turkey, loo. A simultaneous statement to Congress and the U. N. could have put the United States clearly on record in complete support of the Charter. The Austin statement is a tardy but welcome recitation of a lesson somewhat belatedly learned.' It sels n course to which American policy must adhere no matter now much uteam Americans decide lo put back of that policy. It can be furehcr dovcloued In Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere where American power is exerted lor freedom, peace, and order. As it Is dcvclopral the Truman doctrine can be applied with less and less risk nnd more mid more support not, only from Americans but in all • peace-loving countries ' — CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. BARBS BY IIAI. COCHRAN ,. With prices where Ihcy arc; Ihu smart homo garden will bo all vegetables and a-yard wide. • » » A 14-year-old Illinois girl posed as being 21. Ihcy usually wait until they're about M. » * • What this counlry needs Is more four-party lines—with three of Ihe parties away on vacation. * * • Balhlubs seem to be plentiful again. Ah, something to sing nbout. In. * • • . Turning in your government bonds is the worst kind of capital punishment. SO THEY SAY Always Room for One i Othmdn Sheds No Tears Over I Loss o/ Jobs by Custom j Agents By FREDERICK C. OTIIMAN Truman Policy May Run Into Billions in Loans And Involve Great Risks for Taxpayers in U. S. Uy 1'ETKIl EOSON NBA Wnslilnetim Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 31.-*-Ri-- siKmsibllllics now heaped oii'llifi" woll-Infoi'incd American people are' enough l o bend them bowleggcd. In addition to knowing all about how to fight global wars, run the domestic economy, ana take care of foreign policy matters, they must now learn all about International high;, finance. President TnmTa"irs~~new doctrine starls .with a modest request f* $400 million worth of. ntd for Greece and Turkey. But it's a cinch that If the United Stales goes into "thin business, that ain't gonna be all. An entirely unofficial guess is that hi the c"d and on a world-wide basis, this may cost upwards of $3 a year. The $G4 billion questions- fov the taxpayer arc whether this is cheaper than wars and will he' fool tho bills? There are three ways of ladellng out, this international aid—loans, political loans, and outright grants Tho $400 million for Greece ami Turkey is In the last-mentioned :lass. There is no Idea that, any ol it will ever be repaid, except maybe in.good will and added America!! security. This Is Important to understand. It,explains why the President put the issue up lo Congress Instead Frustrated people overeat on the theory that. If the world isn't treating them right, they'll do the treating -themselves.—Dr. Robert p. Tyson, Hunter College psychologist. • » * I do not believe lhat we or any otho; nation, for that matter, can maintain peace In this day and age through the old system of balancing one nation off against' another. Sen. Carl A. Hatch (D) of New Mexico. » » • The coercion of Ihe government by, Industry- wide bargaining under law appears equally as satisfactory to the Republicans as It was to tho Dcmocrals If it will re-elect them l-i 1948.— Hobcrt R. wason, chairman National Association of Manufacturers. * * • • Imaginalion is more Important than knowledge.—Albert Einstein. • » « Our churches are becoming more worldly and going deeper IrUo sin.—Rev. Dr. aordcn'VitX Baker of Brooklyn, N. Y. * » » There undoubtedly are members of the Republican Party who because of minor differences of opinion would like to road me out of It, But I expect to be around here long enough to put flowers en their graves.—Sen. Charles \v. Touey (R) of New Hampsliiiv. • * • If the foreign policies of the Unlled States continue to diverge from those of the Soviet Union, we may bo In [or an era of thinly disguised political strikes.—U. 8. Chamber of Commerce report.. FOR roi.rncAi, LOANS • Bolh these outflls are supposed to be hanks in the stricter ineaiiins of Iho word. The Export-Import Bank is litnite<| by law to makim; loans for expanding foreign trade, with reason able assurance tiint the loans will bo repaid. The World has a mandate to oper- business basis, making of suggesting handled as lhat Ihe deal loan through' U. 'S. government's Export-Import Bank of Washington, or the new World Bank, whose full and right name is the International Bank lor Reconstruction and Development. k also ate on a economic rather than political loans Pressure to force botli banks into making political loans to bolster friendly but slinky foreign governments has boon heavy. Last year there was a showdown session on 111 Is issue at the White Hinise. Director.? of the E.-^ort- Import Bank were summoned ! .o the President's office. There Undersecretary of State Will Clayton presented the case for having ihi bank make political loans to back up U. s. foreign policy. (Directors of the bank, headed by William McChcsncy Martin Jr., opposed Clayton's proposal. It was pointed out that if the Export- Import Bank began to make'polit- ical loans on ba^ security, wi T .h small chance for repayment, Congress would quickly crack down and put the bank out of business. In Ihe end. President Truman backed lip the bank. In January, lfl4G, the Export-Import Bank authorized :\ reconstruction credit to Clrccce of only $25 million. Of this sum only five million has been advanced. Greece already has a huge national debt—including n $37 million World War I debt lo the U. S.—which it I United Press Stafi correspondent WASHINGTON, April l.-I don't know why Congress Is worrying ! about the Treasury Department firing nearly all the tough babies in Ihe blue uniforms. whos c greatest joy Is rumpling (he suitcases of The DOCTOR SAYS »y WIU.IAM A. O'BRIEN, M. D. t(*n for NBA Strvice , . ,-. - -•-- — — really Is such a thing as tr ^ cler s so "ley can't be shut ngnln. ,ver. Physiologists ten us ™»,*»?!£? a wonderful world Written for NBA Strvice There iprjllg iCVOr, friijtaiLuvrgioia n;ii «•> , i j i, i i ~" ..—-.-. .hat It rcsiills from the body shift- * 1U>OU . L customs agents, i know, ng from the winter to summer Thc >' la ve been making my j|fe schedule when warm sun gets in miserable on an d off no w for 20 ts_relaxlng effect years. Maybe I look like an intor- Durlng the winter months the ""'ona' spy. When they see me body needs extra supplies of high coming, _£ yet Ihe works, caloric energy -foods lo counteract First lime I tangled with 'em was icat loss and to supply materail for when I drove to Canada. This was sncrgy expenditure. But when the during prohibition and I didn't Irst warm days of spring find us m'nd so much; It didn't take me on a cold wealher schedule, we long to reassemble my automobile, ire uncomfortable as the result. I Years later I went to Mexico, Your desire for new clothes,' where the chlca-chica-boom-chic ighlcr In weight and color, Is partly music got under my skin. J bought physiologic and partly psychologic. I " dozen Mexican phonograph rec- During ihe switch-over period, the "rds and so help mcTthe man at tieat-regulaling mechanisms are "ie border said, unhuh. I said, why? less efficient, and loss of heat] He looked me up and down, and through conduction to the sur- i ne said how did he know rounding atmosphere and by evaporation is difficult unless encouraged uy lighter clothing. The warm sunny days of spring raise body temperature, stimulate blood llow, and cause relaxation of muscles. We .feel tired as we try to move about and do our work.' As the temperature of man is higher than that of his surroundings, there is constant loss of heat from the surface of the body. Overweight persons usually notice the heat more in the spring than ords didn't have secret messages on 'em? He said he'd have to play 'cm. He did so. He used a rusty nail for a needle and my records never sounded like music again. Another time on the way home from Mexico I brought a water pitcher of soft, taxcn'sllvcr. It was a beauty. It had cost me a pretty penny. The customs agent said I'd been stung and then he walked across the room to Ihe scales, banging my pitcliL-r on the metal-tapped counter as he went. "Yep,'' he said. TOUGH TEAM TAKES OVKIt An effort was then made to persuade directors of the World Bank that they should enter this field ol shadowy high finance. The wtiote story has never been revealed. But the long and short of it was thai Emillo &., former Stat. Department economic adviser am a great believer in pouring Ihe millions on any world Iroublc spot as a cure for every ill, has been removed from the bank staff. A tough team of Wall street bankers under former Assislnat Secretary of War John J. McCloy has taken over. Under this new management there | TtAVENSWOOD, w Va April 1 is every indication the World Bank (UP>—The Ohio River boat "Joe won't make political loans. I Cook" exploded yesterday killing American past experience in this u u . co mcn nnc l possibly two others pnUtlcel loan business has not been lls the boat, owned by Peaff & too good. In 1941 the U. S. by an- Smith sand and Gravel Co. of other act of Congress "loaned" I Charleston, was unloading gravel has been unable to service for years, is reformed. China $500 million, interest free. There \vas no u. S. control on how the money was to be spent. Repayment was to be arranged at the end of the war, but nothing has been done about it. On the contrary, after the war was over another $500 million ')! Export-Import Bank funds were earmarked for future loans to Chin:i. Actual disbinscments have been held up, however, until Chinese economic—and political—conditions become more stable. This Is an example of how the administration can properly make negative rcc- ommeminlions on Exporl-Iifiport. Bank loans lo back up the U. S. foreign policy of not giving more ai<i to China till her government those of nromal or below normal weighing my pitcher "it's not worth weights. the money." WATCH SPRING'IMET } lfc ' wasnl either, not with 'the There is no reason to watch the dents hc ' d " ut ln II -' salt and water intake unless one is I®sl year, arriving at Orly aU'- oncaged in heavy work, but a little I 101 ^ about noon outside Paris, I salt in your water on" a warm discovered the joy of" no customs spring day will help you to over- "gents. I'd heard that these French come lhat tired feeling. ! ' u BBagc rumplers were tougher even The average person will also feel 'h<m om . own an( j j worried about 'em. i shouldn't hove. They- were put to lunch. Their office was closed. I never did see 'em. My suitcase could have been filled with emeralds, opium, or atomic sccrels cngravfd on "the heads of .pins for_all they cared. I went o n to Italy. Again, no customs agents. As' a well-disciplined American, I made a determined effort lo find them. The Ilaliijns in the station were amused. Feeling better about the absence in Europe of these two-legged barriers to international goodwill. I made my carefree^way to Belgium, where I was jolted Into the feeling of being at home again. A Belgian in blue said ho w muehTHonc'y did I have? I said about $3.85. That was true and I tried to explain thaT I had a money order waiting in Brussels. He presumed, as so many customs agents had presumed before, that I was a bald-fr.ccd, Using, millionaire.-' -'•- :•-•' He searched me. He emptied my pockets and he patted me for suspicious bulges (the bulges all were me i. He was a disappointed man when he fount! $3.85. I came name and in New York was a customs agent waiting. "So you're the Ol.ii- man who's been writing mean pieces about us," he said. I said, yes and my suitcase was full of uranium, except that the crannies were stuffed with stolen oil paintings. "Nuts," he said. He wouldn't even look. So he got fire<j 'ast week, along with most oT his helpers, because the Treasury said the Congress didn't appropriate enough money. If Congress hires him back, it will better if he cats more vegetables and fruits and less meat, potatoes, bread, mid dessert atthis time of year. • • • QUESTION: Are spells of heart palpitation due to a spastic colon? ANSWER: No. Both the palpitation an c i spastic colon are the result of a neurosis which is an attempt to escape from a disagreeable situation through illness. Boiler Blast On River Boat Kills 3 Men • IN HOLLYWOOD !!}• EUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Sluff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, April •]. — BEHIND THE SCREEN: Three 25- year-old double-decked rubberneck buses of New York's glamorized Firth Avenue conch line pulled to a groaning and wheezing stop at Hollywood nnd Vine the olhcr day. They had chugged 3850 miles from New York In 31 days, n t the dreary speed of 10 miles an hour, bally- hoolng on route the movie, "ft Happened on Fifth Avenue." The three buses had a total capacity of 240 passengers but because of insurance policies only six mcn made the tri|>—three drivers. who got {25 a day, n mechanic, a tour manager, and n press agent, Eight thousand people gal Srr.n rides, however, for a. block or two in 211 cities along lh c way. • In Fort, Worth, a cowboy I rind to ride his horse into one bus on a $10 bet. He lost because (ho nag's shoulders were too big. In Hopedale. Ohio, a housewife crime out. took photographs of llic three buses, and pleaded with one of the drivers: "Please say hello to Clark Gable when you get to Hollywood. I knew him when he worked here 25 years ago." NO FLAT TIRES A, fellow in phoenix, Ariz., got a ride because he said. "I proposed lo my wife ou a Fiflli Avenue bus." But when they tried to photograph him he blushed: "No, thanks. I'm here gelling o divorce." Budccl for the trip was .317,000, with lhc bill for gasoline and oil amounting to $120(1. There were several breakdowns. One bus Rot a new engine, but there were no flat tires. to film studios at $150 a day. with a dozen or more movies needing them for New York background purposes every year. CONFIDENCE I'l.US CHARM Darryl Zanuck i s hoping to break the jinx that boauiy contest winners seldom succeed In Hollywood. He'll soon introduce green-eyed, round-faced Jean Peters as Tyrone Power's leading larty in "Captain From Castile." A year ago Jean, from Canton, O.. was working for a teacher's degree at Ohio Stale University. Then she was crownetl campus queen and won a trip to Hollywood and n screen lest. Znniick saw the test, gave her n contract, some quick dramatic Ic-r.-ons, and tlicn shoved her into Power's arms. "I was a lilllc friglilcmMl, i.icvcr luivln; aetcd before," Jean tolil me, "1ml I knew llic director knew what lie was doinir." Jean obviously has the confidence it takes. She also has lhc charm to \if. the current girl friend or millionaire Howard Hughes. TOUGH GOURMET Just once I'd like lo nicer, a screen inugg who was one. Thi?y nil turn out lo be Jckyll and Hydcs. Like George Tobias. George is one of Hollywood's foremost golinnrts. Ho has tlio Rrenlcsl private collection of classical music records in America. He is one of Uic top authorities on IGUi and I7IU century music. ,But on the screen he specializes in truck driver and gangster roles. George says lie doesn't mind because acting uncultured and dumb pays htm a great deal of money McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Kill ing the Entry Defeats a 'Cinch' Hy WILLIAM E. McKENNEY Americn's Card Authority Written for NliA Service Today's hand from the world championship Masters individual tournament brings out some good VAJ 109843 « Q a 6 4-104 Tournament—Neither vul. Soulh West North East Pass Pass I » Double 1 V 1 A P;,ss Pass 2V 2 A 3V 3 A 4V 4 A Double Pass Opening—VK / 1 Until their discovery by Holly- every year. He just gets mad. he wood for their publicity value, tho said, when waiters try to push three huses, already "retired" by him around like a truck driver the Fifth Avenue Coach Line, were l n Hollywood's cafes. deslined for the scrap heap. . Now a new career awaits them When packing eggs, they should ' , in Hollywood. They will be rented I bo placed with lhc large p'nd up. here. The known ng gr dead were Leslie Melton, of Charleston, Ernest Mc~toy, of Syracuse, o., and Rhodes iraigo. Two other casualties were reported after what was believed to be a dry boiler on the boat blew i|> and ripped away two-thirds of the upper deck. spade and went right up with the acp. North having marked himself with Ihe king by his double. Now a heart was ruffed in dummy and a diamond ruffed by declarer, who then attempted to ruff the third heart. But North trumped with the ten-spot and laler made tlie ace of clubs and king of trumps, setting the contract. At another Uvble declarer playec small club from dummy after the second heart was ruffed. South put up the ten, West played the jack and North let it hold. West led another club and again NortV refused to win, because by playing the ten South was starting an echo to let his partner know where the missing clubs were. By holding off iWith the ace of clubs unli the third round, North was able to keep declarer out of the dummy This line of defense also defeated the contract. be against best" "a"tlvice. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — A gain of two in the school-age population of the Blytheville school district is revealed in final figures released today by Monte Sanders. Totals show 3,143 white students and 1,895 negroes. Mrs. E. D. Gillen is in Marion today attending a D.A.R. meeting. II. T. Gulp is spending a few days In St. Louis on business. R. C..Cunningham and daughter, Betty sue, of Arkndclphin arc vis-Jrf King Md. Cunningham's brother, C. A. Cunningham. Radio Comedian HORIZONTAL GO Course at end si 1,4 Pictured radio comedian 11 Mountain nymph 13 Extremity 15 Indian weight 16 Narrow inlet 18 Opera (ab.) 19 Note in Gnido's scale 20-Paicl notice? • 21 Circle of a meal 61 Seine VERTICAL. 1 Brought, up 2 Over (contr.) 3 Bachelor of Arts (ab.) 4 Male deer 5 Us C God of love 7. Dominion • 8 Symbol for nickcl 21 Undent 43 Difficult 23 Disencumber 45 Honk part 25 Pasteboards 45 Nmsnnce. 27 Punitive -17 Sun r,od 28 She IS Horse's gait 29 Age -19 Important 31 Disfigure melnl S Compass point 32 Mimic 51 Before 22Courlcsy lille 10 Eli 36 Charged atom 5-1 Native metal 24 Exempli 11 Girl's name 37 Vcgclnblcs 56 While 12 Kails in drops 38 Rage 57 Symbol for 14 Loiley " 39 Point erbium : 17 Within 42 Jar 59 Preposition points in the play of the cards The bidding .was normal and cvci when the dummy went down, declarer did not think lhc conlr.ict was in danger. But with the defense he received, he couldn't make it. When the kin;; of hearts held the first tri:k, North led the king of diamonds. His reasoning was] that if he lc<l a low diamond nnd'i declarer held the quocn and one,! lliere still would bo : m entry Into dummy, and North wanted to kill. that entry, before ihe club suit could be established. He also thought from the bidding that t South should have at least the queen of diamonds. Declarer won (lie king of diamonds .with dummy's aco, Itxl (V gratia (ab.) 25 Head cover 2(5 Tear 28 Mak 30 Dropsy 33 Make a mistake .18 Fixed look 40 Male ch 41 Sesame 42 Exclnm. 4-1 Clamp 4B Support 48 Size o SO New ( port 52 On ac< (nb.) 53 Auricle 54 Boundary (com! 55 Harm 53 Dolt warm a e sleep child c lation f shot rouivt e form) nizcs it 15 £0 14 U ss itl bo 1 M •il bo 1 |B Ib *40 n Si \ Sf il i$? 1U 41 jtf $6 1 V, m '-'*•'' ii it 1 fl Hi >4 11 4P f 1" t< ISP ^ ,M W. 51 5 '£ << ft*, ff 4 >4 4t ii <• a 2Z. > J ft. tl 1 ib W ~> J<j »il bU U ^^ it .'>/ iH -t T 11 '.< * Vt 0 w 51 Hi f H IX 11

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