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BLYTHEVn.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVIULE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NHTW8 Ca 1 JL W. HAINE8, Publisher 1 JAMES L. VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Unnns« Soli NttloiuU Advertising Representatives: W»U»c« Wltmer Co, New Vork, Chicago, Detroit, AtUntfc, Munphl*. Entered u Mcond class mallei at the pcut- olflo* it BlyUievlUe, Aiksjuas undo: act 01 Con- (reu, Octob«t », 1911, Member ol The Associates Pieu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier tu the city ol fllythevUle or «nj •uburban town where carrtei service tt maintained, 20c per week, 01 85c. pei month Bj mall, wlthlrj a radius ol 50 miles 14.00 pel year. 12.00 lor sU months, $1.00 foi three months; bj mall outside 60 mUe cone (10.00 pet sew payable to advance. Meditations KotwitliiUndlnt they would nol hfar, but hardened (heir necks, like to the neck tit llieir (alhtn, (hit did not believe 111 Hie Lord Uinlr God.—II Kinj» 17:11. » • • There Is but one thing without honor, smitten with eternal barrenness, inability to do or to be —insincerity, unbelief. He who believes nothing, who believes only the shows ol (hints Is nol ' In relation with nature and fact at nil. —Carlyle. Barbs Statistics Indicate the average person will have three colds between now nnd March. Or one continual one! * • * Only a few more weeks now until ilterc'd better b< m S»nU Cl»us. » » * International tangles haven't R thing on the ileeve lining of last winter's overcoat. * • • The only lime > traffic MB"! shows green In both directions It during tile testimony of two driver* who have Just had a crash. * * * New bridge rules always remind some people that they hadn't known just exactly what the old ones were. Privately Endowed Colleges Commended The privately endowed college and universities generally are feeling n financial pinch. Their costs have soared and though their income has mounted it has not kept pace. Many educators in leading institutions are voicing serious concern over the future of the private schools. They fear the pressure for funds may force dozens of schools either to go out of existence or accept government bounty. The layman might ask: "Why should it make an'y difference where the money comes from so long as people have schools to attend?" Robert M. Hutchins, 'chancellor of the University of Chicago, has an answer to the question. He also strikes a ringing note of hope for Ihe years ahead. In a statement on his 20th anniversary as the top University of Chicago executive, he said: "I believe that the principal service that can be performed by independent universities is to set standards. Tiiis means showing hospitality to good men who are pursuing unconventional work, organizing in accordance with common sense rather than academic tradition, pioneering in the development of education programs and methods and maintaining academic freedoms." The university Hutchins leads is a perfect example of those ideas. It was founded with the notion that it would serve as a pace-setter for other schools in the Middle West. Educators acknow- ledg that it has been just that. The great slate universities in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio are all better institutions because of Chicago's bold experiments and high standards. In the same way, Harvard, Yale and Columbia have provided leadership for eastern schools and others throughout the nation. Were the private universities not . free to pioneer as they wished, to pursue all sorts of special research (asks without worry over their immediate practical value, they could not show the way to others. It is plainly up to these schools themselves whether they can survive. To spurn government money means tremendous efforts will have to be made to turn up adequate funds from private source!:. Right now many energetic fundraising programs are under way and early reports indicate some success in closing the gap. Says Hutchins: "The independent universities will survive as long as they insist on being independent and living \ip to the responsibilities that independence implies." If they can continue to perform services that cannot be done by public institutions, they will not disappear from the education scene. What Hutchins is really saying is that it is just as important to the poor boy who must seek out a tuition-free school as it is to a wealthy lad to keep Chicago and Harvard nnd Yale and the others in full health. For without them the state-supported universities would not rise so high. A Welcome Break There are many times when Britain's sober "austerity" seems more than anyone, including the British, can bear. But once in a while something happens to break the awful tension. Such an incident was Ihe recent scaling of the spires of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, by two, students. The London bobby's hat they perched atop the tallest spire was a carefree way of saying "nuts" to everything that takes place in the hallowed halls below. For a few days anyway, the nt- mosphcre in London ought to be a bit relaxed. Views of Others The Underlying Factor Returning to India from his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Jawabralal Nehru has said some tilings (or which Americans may be deeply appreciative and from which they may also learn. Asked for his impressions ,he is quoted as confessing himself surprised at the role ot sentiment and Idealism In the make-up of Americans. He advised his countrymen that in looking upon the United States as "materialistic," they "must.- judf-e not by appearances but by something deeper." He added: 1 could not conceive America's tremendous advance without the spiritual (actor underlying it. Here is something (or Americans themselves to ponder. They may pile up the world's most impressive buildings, dams, and machinery. They may amass statistics as to the number of horsepower of mechanical energy placed in the hands of the average worker. They may build atom smashers and atom bombs. They 'may ride in automobiles, cook with gas, read by electric light, have telephones in their homes, and follow football games by television. But unless they continue to Infuse their use of these wonders with some of the ideals, the morals, and, yes, the altruism that have made their nation great, then material mechanisms are only so many aids to decadence. Unfortunately, by soma of American's own acts the rest of the world is given to see the shabbier, the tawdry side of America—through gangster films, sordid journalism, and ill-mannered travelers. Yet the factors genuinely underlying America's tremendous material advance, as Mr. Nehru has truly seen, are the reverence for deity which pioneers brought to a wilderness, the respect for individual rights which granted to every man the right to worship in his own lashlon and speak his own mind, the sense of values which appreciated a man for what he was rather than what he had or who his parents were, and the concept of government which sought by intelligent self-rule to advance the best interests of all. Yes, Americans are grateful for the machines, the natural resources, and the technical knowledge that can make both serve mankind. But let them also cherish ever more deeply the spiritual heritage that will direct these gifts consistently to that service. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY That's Ail for the Present Soviet Scheme to Unseat Tito Is Hey/ Jolt to World Peace Sunday School Lesson Ily William E. Cllrny, D. n. IiiU> a city there came a man to be the minister of n particular con- lMTi;;Uii)n. Members o[ this congregation held a doctrine not commonly lir-ld by Christians in gcncr- Bv 1MVIII MarKnizle Al> Fureifjn Affairs Analyst World pc.icc has roci-ived another loll us the result of Hie soviet Com- niform's call to Communism In all .•outlines to join In a wholesale effort to unseal rebellious Marshal Tito of YURoaliivia. The Cominform—succo^or to the ComlnU'in, or gcneinl staff lor world revolution—hasn't to them strong." The man may have been In other respects a good and well-hucn- tioncd minister, but In this he showed the unquestionable mark of a false prophet. There was no evidence that so far as he -Aits concerned lie believed at all strongly This scheme h said to call for a revolt in Yugoslavia. That would be followed up by a call from thc leatff ers ol the rebellion for help Ir-W orthodox Communism in neighbor- in? Hungary and Romania. 1 The ci-o^ing of suerrilla troops „., itl that parlicular doctrine. In fact from a .orcijMl country Into Yugo- tho implication was that he did not, slovia obviously would create a tcr- but was speaking out of the voice ' "ibly explosive situation. of expediency and worldly wisdom, When a minister sets out to fe his people primarily, and to what they want him to say. than above all things to de- PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook New War Claims Commission Faces Monumental Task and Many Cases WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Thc j path will soon be cleared lor an avrilanche o£ claims for World War Two damages sustained by American citizens overseas. They may total over $250.000,000. They may cover nil kinds of cases. Big oil companies whose plants were seized or destroyed by the Japs. American traders and agents whose small businesses in the Orient were wiped out by the Japanese invasion. Foreign missionary organizations whose churches, schools or hospitals may have been damaged. Missionaries who gave aid to war refugees, for which they have never been paid. Employes oT American business firms caught overseas by the outbreak ot the war. Survivors or dependents of-prisoners of war. Congress has passed la\vs to pay war damages to only the prisoners of war and interned civilians, Htit Congress has recognized that others may have valid claims against thc government for war damages. So It has set up a War Claims Commission which only now -four years after the end of the war—is in business to receive and process all these claims. By March 31. 1550, thc Commission must moke rceommendations to Congress on what should be done to settle all damage claims. Thc Congress may decide to do nothing for many claimants. But that unlikely. The reason Is that it believed n way has been found to pay for all claims without additional cost to the U.S. taxpayer. This hns been clone by specifying that receipts from the sale ol all captured enemy assets be put in for the payment of claims by American special fund war dariiage citizens. These assets are now held by thc U.S, Alien Property Cut- todian. Property .sold thus far has put nbout S'25.000,000 in the U.S. Treasury for payment of claims. But the finnl total may be $275.000.000. 3 125,000,000 Already Karmarfcrtl Best estimates now are that under existing legislation, 130,000 ex- prisoners of war nnd their survivors will be able to pet S35.000.0DO Some 7000 civilian internees may set another 518.000,000. Fifty religious organizations mrxy he eligible to receive $2,000,000. Additional payments to claimants already reimbursed in part may require another -520.000.000—possibly more. This accounts for a total of approximately S125.000.000. It leaves another SI 50,000.000 for other claimants (o fiRht over. Thc claims ca.se lawyers are already eyeing this fund. Pressures are therefore ])ii t on Congress and C la i ms Commission to the Wnr make thc collection of war damages relatively easy. There is rif course a natural feeling that anyone held in thc 500 Japanese or thc 1000 German prison camp.s can't be recompensed enough for ill-treatment. Nearly all were undernourished. All wen poorly housed and had inadequat sanitary and medical attention Many will never fully recover. Fo their just claims there must be sympathetic treatment. The big job will be to weed out the false claims British Minister of State Hector McNeil gave the Cominimm move a hot shot in the United Nations Assembly—the first lime, by the way, the subject has been brought •Lin? the truth of God that In his up in that Ixxly. He was 'icart of hearts he !:nows he ought j the recent Soviet peace-speeches o declare, he has taken at least j he fh'st step toward becoming a fal.se prophet. There is a story of a prominent church member, in a front pow, who interrupted his minister as he •hcd. to protest "It's not food you're giving us." The minister hirned on him, as he replied, "No, .t's not food, brother, but it's medicine; nnd you need it." Now. o f cou r se, only ft competent physician ht\s a right to decide *jheti a patient needs medicine instead of food; and professed physicians of the soul may be as incompetent and subject to error a.s physicians of the body. Nevertheless there is point to that story. The prophets of ancient Israel hud to utter truth that was not only unpalatable to those w h o ht\ml them, but who so angrily resented thc prophets' words that they Inflicted the most horrible forms of persecution upon them, as in the case of Jeremiah. There !s. of course, the type of false prophet who seems to take delight in utter perverse things. I knev: one .such who never seemed to be happy unless he was insult- in" somebody. The true prophet in contrast, has a deep sense of restraint and responsibility. The mar who would .speak for God must consider his words. Love for those whom he speaks is as essential md remarked that the CominCorrn ittack was "most remarkable" for a epace campaign, adding: "It is more like a war manifesto thitn a peace manifesto." Be that as it may, Moscow's ans- -ety over TitoLsm is understandable. It Is a great threat against orthodox Communism, which provides'that all Red countries surrender their sovereignty to Moscow, Tito, of cour.se t vvhile subscribing to Marxian Communism, Is a red-hot nationalist who refuses to surrender Yugoslavia's sovereignty to anybody. The Conn'nform charges that tha Yugoslav capital of Belgrade has become the nerve center of a country-revolutionary movement against Red countries, as well as a center of American espionage and anti- Communist propaganda. In short, Russia claims that Tito is trying to destroy the Soviet conception and substitute his new brand of nationalist Communism in the KateL^fcj countries. Whether the two-fisted marshal has any such .sweeping project in mind remains to be seen. He certainly is bent on establishing his ow n brand o f Conini imLsm in h is own country. And It is true that Tito Communism Is trying to raise iU head in some of the satellite countries, :mong them being Poland, Cz-:eh- as hi.s disregard of their judgment [ O slovakl:i and Hungary. Moscow has when he speaks with conviction, reason to worry Depp in the Hebrew prophet, be-| \ vfli]c thc com mform hasn't in- -, 1 ILU, lllt^li: lll.il V LJU H 11II1L lit Lll« nation When he saw 1:11155 ruling- 1 rl b v the'MOSCOW ne-.vspaper unwisely and the people plunging, p rav{|a t j ml tl)ere a ,. ( , substanti . a toward disaster, if was rather than pleaure sounded his warning. His was the tnie patriotism of those who had only honeyed words and boasting. There are many loday having and to see that property damage claims are not unreasonable. This will be one of the principal j ' h] , ' ln(pns[ , i ovc or llls people and I ~~,'" functions of the new War Claims'--"- •-— •-- .-'.--- _..i = ..ii 1!to . Commission. The law establishing WCC was passed on thc last day of the 80th Congress, bilt no money was appropriated for its work. The Sisl, Congress provided S30D.OOD to start it and President Truman then appointed the Commission. Chairman is Daniel F. Clenry, Jr.. of Chicago. Other members are: David N. Lcivis of Bayshore. N.Y., and Mrs. Georgia Lusk of New Mexico. Mrs. Lusk, a former con- gresMvomnn. had three sons In thc service. This Commission hopes to have forms ready for claim applications before the end of the year. All claims must he submitted before March 1, 1051. and tlie Commission will be required by law to complete Its task and go out of business by there nuiy be a hint in the the same spirit as did Jeremiah wrote f Jeremiah 8:11). when there is no when lie "Peace, peace, pr nee.' 1 Thr; true prophet, u .'* , ''"'" I Groups of anti-Titolst Yugoslavs in ,, all countries of Eastern Europe was working for his overthrow. Pravda also says thc:C croups. whii:h are well financed, have celts in every village and institution in Yugoslavia. Meantime, responsible non-Yugoslav sources in Belgrade state that Russia has increased the number of po- March The 1. Mixed Claim.-; Coinmis.ston i in; LI lit: ]jiui.juc.i, n.riiiiiini.i, \i\i- litical. and social, is concerned with 'Soviet military men in neighbnrJj|i; realities, not appearances, and with Albania. The number of SoWtl ..... ...... ..... troops in Albania isn't known, but informed sources matte the guess that the lotal may be between 12,- sition's ills, not slightly, but effectually. tins himself down to four diamonds and two clubs. I have underlined the cards in thc balance of the hands. He now leads a club j 000 and 15.0DO. Reports sny the latest arrivals in Albania appear to include officers skilled in guerrilla I warfare, nnd wins with Ihe kins, cashes the j so~ihc Soviet bloc of Eastern Eurace of spades, declarer discarding | cpe is divider! against itself in spots, a diamond. i Moscmv is up against that old cry age_cascs was kept going until 1941 | West is helpless. If he discards | „( sell-determination amons ,-ub- which handled World War I damage cases was kept going until 1941 . ,,„, ,., , ;ul| ,, tM . „ ,, t ,„.,,. a — ID years after it was set up. A „ diamond, declarer will have three few of its cases are still kicking around, unsettled, in the Office of the State Department's general counsel. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson fcA Staff Correspuiulcnt There Is no question of rearming Germany or chaining her military potential as fixed at the last four-power conference. But she must be welcomed back into the European community and be given the chance to show if she can participate in the building of a better world.—French Premier Georges BidauH. * * • When the break will come no one can predict with certainty. Perhaps 1C will be at Stalin's death because he is thc only Russian leader who commands the respect of both thc colonels and the commissars. But it is bound to come some day.—EGA Administrator Paul Hotlman, on internal collapse of Russia. * * * * If n piesulcnttal election were to be held today the Republican Party would win.—Sen. Robert Taft, R, Ohio. * • * We do not need any more signatures. We need -some settlements.—Paul Martin, UN dele- Bate from Canada, denouncing Soviet "peace pact." * * • It <nu5s!an inx'nslon - of Alaska! would be niurh more serious than Pearl Harbor, because ouee they \\CLC In, it would be a tremendous ]ob to oust them.—Gov. Ernest Grucning of Alaska. * * * We cinii't want something (or nothing, (but) we nefd help on terms we can meet, India is only temporarily poor.Prime Minister Pandit Nfhru. * * » Thc mine workers are not quarry slaves to be scourged back to their dungeon! like slaves.— John L. Lewis. HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Despite denials of n romance by Joan Crawford and Brian Oonlcvy, keep your eye on this pair. They're really serious about each other., Well, any*ay, they're serious just > as we go to press - - - The Oliva I i!e Havilland—Joan Fontaine fued i Ss as bad as ever. Olivia didn't i attend the premiere of "Thc Heir- • ess" because she heard that Juan was going to be there . . . Hollywood fears that the Shirley Temple John Agar divorce will spotlight! plenty of mud-slinging before it's j over. I hear that a flock of film- ' itcs will be named in the trial and the charge p.gaiust them wun't be pretty. Clark Gable is trying to keep his latest romance a secret but her name is Joan Harrison, one of Hollywood's few women producers. . - . Doris Day and her ascnt. Mnriy Melchcr, will" hrad for thc nll^r II he can secure a divorce from his wife, singer Patty Andrews. But 'the Andrews-sister-in-lhe-middle has no Intention of Riving her husband his freedom. One thlnp Is rrrtai": Slir isn't buying many Unrls l);iy records these davi RKO will remake "Quality Street," which M-G-M filmed [irst in 1927. RKO marie it apain iu 1937. Thc old story, I RUO.^. ot Hollywood remaking R picture until it's made right . . . The lite story of Exterminator, thc colorful thor- ouabrcd. is headed for thc .screen under the title, "Mud Runner." Thc gelding won more than $:MiO,iJ(K) during its career, including $14.000 for the Kentucky Derby in 1918, UI will film a iseciurl to "Dnstry Hides Again" with Jimmy Slewnrt doing a repeat in the tap role. Shelley Winters gets the feminine lend . . . Kirk Douglas hns optioned two original stories for hi.s ou ti production unit. They are "The Shadow " ;>v Bon Hrch!, and "The Fear MaknV by Darwin Tielhet. Kirk will star In" one. pro- duce both. —Am] Tbe ruhlic? "Die Mutual network deal for Frank Sinatra to become a disc jockey is off for reasons "beneficial to both singer and the network." That's the network's quote. back Producer Hal Roach, just ironi \C',v York, nvedicLs: "As m;iny people will be employed m Hollywood making films for television in a year as there are now hi motion pictures." That's j «o(jd news for actors but bad news j for .studios, who prefer film to be .^cen in theaters instead ol on TV screens. M.irMiii Vickers will retire from I tic* screen Lifter bbc bus her liaby. Mickey Konncy Is insisting on it- He Irild me: "Avn Gardner ami I tried In make a go of a nirtrrbge in u hf r li 111 r re were livo r ;«rcrrs ultimo I success." I It; says Martlia's place i.s in the hnni ami Hie K'i! agrees with him. Jark DempFcy doesn't know it. out his fighting days have just "it a 1 1< ci Jack became a film pro- duorr recent Iv and if he thinks the ring -A as toiipn. wait'll he be- cin? battling with a lew tcrnpcra- Phyllis ScheHenbergr, would be com-; plete unless I secured a hand from the little black book of thc maestro himself. Remember earlier in thc week when Fishbein said that carelessness was a definite weakness 'n a player's gnmc? That thought also has been expressed by B. Jay Becker, and every expert keeps it well In mind. Fishbein gave me today's hand and it is. one in which carelessness could easily cost you your contract. Before Rcttitif; into thr !>l^v. V'i.sh- With rvery .studio on a ici.^uc j.v:. you can expect to see .several Will " Ropers* films this year. He Sr c HOl.l.VWOOn on 1'ngc 5 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE H> William f. MrKrnnry \lnrrir.V* Cniri Authority Utillrn for NKA Service Cfirclcuftncss Costs •4 Good Hhiwj Kids V'i trip !o Hie Mayfaiv Kii Cliib in NYM- Yor^, which is operated by Hary J. Fishbein and Mis V A K Q 7 4 3 + AKJ4 Tournament — 13olh vul. South West North Kast I * Pass 2V Pass P.nss S » 5 4 I'ass B V Opening — A K 4 A Pass Pass good diamond tricks. If West "discards the ten of clubs, this will establish an extra club trick in the dummy. 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Miss Virqinia Huffman, niece of Mr. ami Mrs. Jake Huflman, who attending Br.thct Woman's College in Hopkinsville. Ky.. was a member of a party over the Thnnks- s Holiday who spent an evenin ject nations- It's jiist a further indication that thc days or imperialism me munljercd. Heaven forbid that ano'.her world war should prow out .of this i?sue. in Nashville, Term., where they at- holiday al home. tended a concert al War Memorial building. Martini, a Metropolitan Opera tenor, was the artist. Miss Martlia Lee Hall lc£t yesterday for Cape Girartleau. Mo., where she Is a student at State Teachers College there. Charles Pay Ncwcomb nf Slireve- porl, La., spent thc Thanksgiving Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzle belli pointed out that the fivc- spade bid by South was a cue bid, showing the ace of spades. This was made not witii the idea ol just getting to six. but aiikine. If there, was a possibility of playing the hand at seven. However. North decided six was enough on thc hand. The night, this hand was played In one of Ihe duplicate games nt the Mayfair Bridge Club. Fishbein said that at every (able the declarer, on the opening lend of the king of spades, played the ace oi spades from dummy, and naturally iosl his contract. It was trumprd and declarer still had a diamond to lose. All the declarer has to do Is to play low to the first [rick. When East continues with the queen of spades, declarer should play low from dummy and trump In his own hand. He then runs all the trump, get- HOR1ZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 It has strings 13 Vitalize !•* Peruses 15 In sect larva 1C Stuff with food 18 Ignilcd IS) Telia falsehood 20 Sleep noisily 21 Greek letter 22 Half an em 23 On time (ab.) 2} Simmer 27 Venture 29 Three-toed sloth 30 Giant king of Bashan 31 Street (ab.) 32 Tungsten (ab.> 33 Fondles 35 Fasten 38 Any 30 Parent •SOShoshonean Indian 42 Struck an attitude 47 Footlike part 48 Boy's nickname 40 Accustom 60 Measures of area 51 Rye fungus 53 Put in cffec 55 Appears 5G Grasps once acain VERTICAL 1 Rich furs 2 Oil 3 Small sum 4 Nol (prefix) 5 Droops 6 English school 7 Roman emperor 8 Woody planl 9 Pronoun lOChesl rattle 11 Reviser 12 Landed property 17 Gross (ab.) 25 It is used in the Far 2G Mental faculties 27 Specks 23 Malaria 33 Hesitates 34 Whole 36 Penalize 37 Scottish girls 41 Rim 42 Holes 43 Atop 4 ! Entrcatcr ' !J 45 Sea er.gle ^ 46 Dexterous 41 Baseball field 52 Mystic ejaculation 54 On account (ab.)

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