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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 18, 1950
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nx THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER. NEWS CO. H, W. KAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Represeulalives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- (reu, October 9, 1911. Member of Th» Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In (he city of Blylheville or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles SI 00 per year. J2.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance, (AMC.V cmntmn Meditations The Field Is the world; the good seed are the children of lhe Vlnjrdorn; bul (he tares are the rhlldren of Hie wicked one.—.Matthew 13:38. . * * * Man hath two attendant angels. Ever waiting- by his side. With him wheresoe'er he wanders, Wheresoe'er his feet abide; One to warn him when he darkleth, And rebuke him if he stray; One to leave him to his nature, And so let him go his way. Prince. Barbs Ix>t.s of bosses will be too busy tins summer to take a vacation—so a lot of help won't have a chance to loaf, either. * * t This year's college graduates arc learning Just h»w km the bottom of the ladder can bf. * * * A circus boasU two women clowns. Are they really as funny as the go«d wife in her new »ummer hat? * * * Some follti make monkeys nut of themselves nrrjlnt Ulej iround. * * » British tailors say a man should have a minimum of eight suits. Lots of men are only seven shy. Shirley Lost Channel Fight But Will Reap Her Reward' Pretty soon now n girl named Shirley May France will be back at her home in Somerset, Mass., picking up the threads of a normal, imhcadliiietl teenage life she dropped for a while to make a plucky try at fame iincl fortune. Shirley wanted lo he the youngest girl to swim the English Channel, an accomplishment this cynical world is apt to taj? with the word "stunt." But it wasn't any stunt to Shirley, who trietl two years in a row against heart-breaking odds. And if the money that success might have tossed in her lap helped lead her on, like an enchanting pot of gold waiting under the white cliffs of Dover, there was a gallant reason behind it: She wanted to do big things for her mother and father, her two sisters and her brother, whose way of life hns not exactly been'plagued with luxury. In the way of the young with a stubborn heart, Shirley gave all she had to an effort which may have been a tore- doomed failure. Nobody can do more than that. Young horses are asked to run only short distances; male fighters of Shirley's age aren't allowed to box more than six rounds. In contrast a girl who was not quite 18 gamely swam her heart out m the world's toughest waters. We think Shirley ought to know that nobody ridiculed what she did. They admired her. And when they saw the picture of Shirley crying j n disappointment, which is also the way of the young with a stubborn heart, they understood. In the cruel way the world keeps rearranging our hopes, the money Shirley may have made, had she finally beaten the Channel, probably would have shrunk (o a fraction of her dreams because of what is happening in Korea. Ue are not trying to sound like Pollyanna when we tell Shirley that her failure to reach Dover the way she wanted to probably saved her from a lot of other frustrations. The Shirley May France who was a wide-eyed schoolgirl of 16 when she first made the Channel her horizon has gamed a lot of poise, confidence and experience by meeting: the world. There may be no more limelight and headlines in her future. But Shirley's bravery and determination will buy a lot of success and happiness in her life, which after all is just beginning. Moscow's 'Just Looking' The Motion Picture Export Association has just announced that the Uiis- sians have allowed its trademark to be registered in ^c Soviet Union. The association admits, however, that this does- n't mean th§ Kremlin Ii r*«dr to let the Hollywood influence run loose In Russia. Jn the last two years, Soviet o/fi- cials have "screened" 59 u. S. films without doing anything about it. Their new action, which includes a request for more films to look at, may simply mean the Politburo is lonesome for" Beth' Grable. So They Say West Must Move Fast. One ol the leaders of this nation in tie early struggle for freedom said. "We must alt hang together." And wise old Benjamin Franklin dryly observed, "Yes, or we shall hang separately," Today the free nations of the world face a similar choice. Out of the ancient Bast, which has so often scourged Western civilization, a dread new peril has arisen In Russia. She commands the same hordes of manpower which so nearly overran Europe in times past. And with these, she now hns ail the destructive equipment of modern warfare, and her red fifth columns which have swept nation after nation Into her grasp. None of (he tree nations, except our own, can hope to stand alone against Russian might and treachery. Western Europe is lost, will fall into vassalage to Moscow, unless Us people join with the United states In organizing a resolute, solid front of defense. We have 2 high i) a k« In effecting such unity For il Russia were to take over western Europe, with its Immense skills and productive power, our own future would be bleak indeed. We would nave to become permanently an armed camp, taxed to the quick to support it, and regimented in every detail of our lives. Britain's eloquent Winston Churchill was the first Western statesman to recognize the peril we now face. He began to point u out right after the war, urging, pleading for unity with all the great gift., he posses. He re-emphasized his appeal the other day in a ringing speech to the European Consultative Assembly. The council voted approval of Mr. Churchill's proposal, though this has no binding force, still It may hasten' action. The cost will he high. But If Europe will do it* share, the American people will do theirs. Our freedom was bought with sacrifices, surely, «- c , v ill not refuse to pay the same price to keep it. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT War-News Reporting News ceiiMi-ship is ilinicult, thankless and unpopular, even in wartime. The squawks of censored correspondents nre loud and sometimes abusive. Combat Headquarters and commanders I" the field are berated so savagely that thoughtless leaders look upon them as tyrants constantly .abusing their authority and,stupidly maltreating the ncwsEalhei-ci's- who look upon themselves as •representatives o f t j, c people hack home." Sometimes the criticisms aa'e cicscrvert-but not nearly as often, we suspect, as casual readers and lovers or sensation imagine. The primary job oi tile commander in the field is to win the battle and the war, and protect his troops against needless loss. That sMiuU-bc understood and recognized by lhe home-folks whose loved ones are on the firing line. Gen. MacArthnr-s reluctance to impose rigid censorship upon the r.cVswritm with the United Nations forces in South Korea may be due in part to the scumvks some of them have written home already. He is trying to impress the correspondents with a sense of their personal responsibility. But some of the published stories provoke protests on occasion from homefolk themselves who sense the danger to the hard-pressed frontline units from the defeatists sensations and premature disclosures of troop whereabouts and movements. Within the past few days a member of lhe American Senate was provoked to a blistering denunciation of premature stories about the arrival and disposition of reinforcements. Everything published in this country is transmitted with all possible speed, we may be sure. l u U ie enemy who as surely uses the information from within the UN lines to the hurt of UN troops In the field Slid, "news beats" to American publications may have (o be paid for in .American Jives and in such cnse cerlninly nrc not worth that cost. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Views of Orhers Evcrthinp slicnlrt be done to avoid war but one should not, abandon a people victimized by aggression, and if this aggression.. .menaces world peace, it should be put down by force.-Samuc) Cardinal stvitch of Chicago. * * * There is ... no escape from very high lax rates on individuals and corporations. The cost of another war or the preparations to avoid another war must be met In very large meas.tre. out of taxes—Walter F. George ,D.. Ga.), chairman of Senate Finance Committee. * * . America alone among the western democracies presents a realistic attitude toward the danger •of communism)—A. A. Calwell, former Australian minister ol immigration. * « . The western commandant* no longer have the right lo decide on questions concerning aer- msny. for lhe control council established by the Polfdam agreement Is not functioning—otto Grotewohl. East German premier. * « . I've stopped trying to make people think while they laugh. I've quit trying «, oe c ] cv<?r or new> ...Before I was cold and satirical. Now on the radio, 1 talk about my baby. ai ,d they die hushing.—Jack 1'arr, radio comic'; I There' ^ s Plenty to Shoot at in the Bock Yard AUGUST 18, 19W Peter Edson's Washington Column— Proposal to Merge CIO and AFL Long Way from Becoming Reality WASHINGTON <NKA> _ wiriMu TI,» „„ ,.,.- -, . *^ WASHINGTON (NEA) _ Widely heralded peace and unity talks bp- 1 twecn the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization have run inlo the usual delays. A second harmony meeting of the committee of ten- five leaders from each group—was ichedtllcd f o r Chicago [ n Ail- s'usl. It has been postponed, Indef- nitcly. AFI/s annual invention meets I n f louston i n mill - September. Everybody will oe busy with elcc- f.'clson tionecring in Oc- lober. Tile CIO convention is scheduled for Chicago in mid-November. So don't look for too much to happen on labor unity before then. IN HOLLYWOOD The committee ol ten is supposed to ninne n permanent chairman and secretary. A two-man sub-committee CIO Vice-President Allan S. Hiiywood and AFL Brotherhood of Boilermakers President Charles .'. McGowan—is supposed, lo draw up nn agenda for the peacemakers But so far there Is nothing to re- This is the sixth effort to heal the big labor split that began when lhe AFL expelled ten industrial unions i n i 936 . Earlier peace movements were proposed in irm 1939 "l;ll-«. 1!H7 and 1948. All foiled. ' This latest harmony movement began last April when CIO President Philip Murray wrote lhe heads of API,, Miners', Machinists' and Railway Brotherhoods organizations. He suggested creation of a Joint labor committee lor united political and legislative action This met with a warm reception. Olil of it grew the first AFL-CIO peace lalks, aimed at setting up practical machinery to handle jurisdictional and raiding disputes and special movements for organic in K.v. But big mountains of prob Icms still face the ten peacemak ei-s. Selecting Leiden Would be Major I'roblem Who will head the greater, new two-ringed and one-platform com Will William oreen and Philip Murray have to resign for som compromise ringmaster of whor both organizations can agree? How would this new head man be selected? Would it be by popular vote of all the members of both organizations? Or would a little Kroup of international presidents Bj Ersklnc Jonniun N'KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. fNEA>-Tlle etas-i tab nrrtv sic sound of the Hying fist against s °rlet for jawbone, beczer and bread basket in flossy Hollywood night clubs prompts some saloon keepers to bemoan the brute slrealc In movtetown's lieavy- eyeiashcd boys. But not Herman Hover, the melancholy grand sachem of Giro's Whenever the crunch of cartilage echoes through his frosty-sussed hesitate to date up „ i whoop-it-up ntghl at Ciro's. "They can get by with {2," Ho" ' , "I don't want their ver beamed. money." BE SEEN AND BE SIONKI) Hover boasts that a smart, gorgeous cookie with movie hankerings nitery, Hover drops the Clifton Webb manner and assumes the look of a right fan who bent down to retrieve his bag of popcorn at lhe exact moment that Jo« Louis swims his left. "Fights?" Hover repeated when I asked him about, the pitched bat- lles lhat have taken place at Ciro's. "Fights? I love 'cm. They make the room hot." Sid Ltlft. according to Hover's skirmish statistics, was the last bower with the efficiency of an old-fnshioucd pot-bellied stwc. The slugging agent-producer husband of Lynn Bar! is mnkins; a place for himself in Hollywood's jRb-nnd-pokc history. "Thai makes two for Sid." Ho- vpr said. "1 never bar anybodv until he's bait three (ignis..Sid's entitled to one more." Hover, meanwhile, has lost count of the romances that blossomed under Ills roof and burst out into full-petnlcd matrimony. CUPPED WH1NG MGM Producer Joe Pasternak who met his Dorothy at Giro's, once dreamed up a party Idea for Hover—a lavish whing-ding lhat would be open only to movietown couples who had met first at the n h pry "I decided against it." Hover scowled. "By u,p lime I nmild set the imitations printeri anrt In ilie . *''," " C ° nt '' aCt '"" Cker by sh ' *han by mail, half divorced. the couples trouM Hover keeps a baleful eye ou atilo- graph seekers, borrowers of Ion- spots mid table-hoppers. He's forever muttering "no" to Hollywood- lies who've just seen nn act that he'd be crazy not to book. "One producer In always sin;- Kfsling acts lo me," Hover \vxils. "If I listened i o him, I'd br brnkt In a month." Walters at the Sunset strip spot are the tip-toe type. Hover Insists on It. They don't ), a ve to land movie contracts or marry heiresses but Hover demands that they have at least 20 years of service" in swank bistros under Ihcir bells and prefers men who don't get the jitters when they have to place a panticd lamb chop in front of Jane Wvinan "We teach them not to give the customer too much service." Young movie clean-cuts who make the tan magazine polls, but would have to declare bankruptcy if presented with the averags n'lght club playing Ibsen to the hilt for the Thfater C3uild. "More casting's done here than in an}' studio (n town," Hover says "It's a greal way to get parts. You can't beat it. A producer or director will spot a girl nnd call me over lo find out who she is and what agent handles her." Even his clgarel girls, all hired for three-week periods only, marry millionaires or get a crack at stardom. One Rulh nomanish doll who carts around the smokes is in her week. "If she's not good enough for the studios or can'l make a great mar- ringc, she's not for Ciro's," Hover explains. lie introduced • me to Margaret Barstow Dcremer. a swimming champion, who was debuting that night as. a "Cigarets. dgarcts?' cutie. "I can't act." Margaret said Hover grinned. "She looks a little like Marjorle StceJe. Mnrjorfe married Hunllngton Hartford, the A & P. grocery store heir. Mary Scott's another of my ex-cigaret girls She's doing well as a slage actress aod shell be Lady Cedrfc Hardwicke one of these days." Merman Hover, heavy-set, shv and lum-cnssing tender of his Hollywood slitter hive, started his career get together and choose one m their own number to be "it"? What would the new organization be called? CAL-congress of S«e EDSON on Pa se 9 partner," said Hard Luck Joe "ii's to bad we didn't bid games. Should I have bid three diamonds? 1 really don't think that I could have bid three no-trump." "You've got too many words In hat sentence," said South mournfully. "You just don't think — period. You still haven't thought ol what you should have done " While Joe is thinking that one over, let's see how the hand was Played at two no-ti-umpt. and South won with the ace C Declarer knocked out the a c « O f diamonds, and West, desperately US. Bombing Coup Sets Experts Figuring Sunday School Lesson »T DeWITT *P foreign Affair* Aul.v>t The unprecedented B-JS ,(t ack «/ WIU.MM t. G ta , D.D. d traled in square mile are* were clear, decisive. very height of pralje. been area «., <«-MI<. or praue. ' ley ., f ver hati "Among those that >re born of M | ha ft" 1 women." said Jesus, "there Is not ! bl ° w ".'l h ° stlle tro °P s ' greater prophet than John the I ,, Illevltlb! S' 'he experts Baptist." it is „ |( Jesus was I " eure 'n afreet ~* •*> ii ucaus was insuring the thoughts of those who d d not think so highly of John—Ihose- who Judged by outward appearances and failed to s« anything great or prophetic in an 111-clnd awetic preaching » stern ;ospel of repentance. "What went ye ou t Jor to see?" .aid Jesus. "A reed shaken with the wind? A man clothed In soft I ~ ~ how lhe bombings would compare with^'ihe ^'°'1 n .. a ' 0m . lc , bo " lb .°" »« same " ea - Th!; >' «'«l that _, _.,_,, . ...vt biiav ft L| HlQffl bomb, employed In such manner is to produce its greatest elfidency would have done more damage. Belter Than A-Bomb? However, they also may find t!lat - - --„ , ..._ t , u « ninuvo . —•»»w«n.ii, UiltllD associated with outward forms and Mascow already had been brandlnz trappings, no matter how gorgeou* """'" """" • • • they •-- - ised „.., Methodist ministers 7irij descriptive of themselves. "No foot of land do I possess. No cottage In the wilderness, A poor wayfaring man." That Is not necessarily chara may be. in my boyhood"'i of bombing in Korea, to hear itinerant Canadian Soviet Delegate Jako Malik, W | w hymn now Is presiding over the U.N. Security Council, has a resolution before that body charging the United States with the "inhuman, bar. barous bombing of the peaceful <•- ! population of peaceful towns- j,, ( - r " ch " »nd populated areas." Russia calls on something noble about it; Just as 1 .here Is something Ignoble about i professed servant of God belli? too engrossed with worldly ambi- Uons. Suppose > figure like John appeared In modern sociely. Remember, he was rough and iil-clad ascetic in manner and habit if he denounced the sins of our lime and asked men to repent; how would he be received? Would he be called a prophet, or a crank? The question Is provocative, but 1 turn from it lo the remarkable saying of jesus. that followed his .ribute to John as the greatest, of .hose born of women; Jesus said 'Hut he that is least in the kingdom of God is grealer than he.". What did Jesus mean by these I words? ( think the usual hiterpre- ation is that Jesus was stressing I he nalure of ths dispensation of he gospel, the dispensation of love, is greater than the dispensation of ! aw; the New Testament, or Cove- i nant, as built -upon the old. It was a dispensation of love, a ful- 'illmenl rather than a denial of the law. I think the meaning may be brought out more clearlv, i'r »-e compare Jesus with John. Jesus made the comparison Himself. He >poke ol Himself as coming "eat- ng and drinking." He was not an scetic. He came to give men life, nd to give it more abundantly. Abjured Allegations Jfr. I never hear such absurd S^ga- tloiu without thinking of a statement made to me In England during the late World War by Lt. Col Paul Tibbets of Miami, Pla., one of America's air heroes and wearer ol the purple heart. We got onto the subject of bombing populated areas and TibeU said that before hij first raid he was sick with through^ oi the'civilians who might suffer from his bombs. "That feeling probably dales back to my training days," he said. "We had it hammered into us constantly that in practice we must watch lor the folks beneath us. When I look at a 2,000 pound bomb In the bay of my ship I know a lot ol people »iay get hurt. My anxiety Ij for the women and kids. You se?. I have a three year old boy of my own at home." What Col. Tibbets said s oex for American airmen as a whole TnaVs the answer lo allegations that U.S. airmen in "inhuman, barbarous bombing." 75 Yeurj Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. T. J. announced lhe marr as within you." , Hence North should have doubled West would have been very un- ng- ; First Methodist Church last nhhl ''jat his home. Only members of the 15 j family were present tor the cerc- mony. The young couple will be at — I home In Memphis where Mr. Wart• ley is connected with the Harm-ell Lumber Co. Mrs. c. O. Redman has been appy ab a contract of two clubs. Mr5 ' °- °' R cci rnan has been ioubled. He would surely lose two.' elected president of the American pades. three hearts, and a dia- , Legion Auxiliary for the coming , es, desperately in east he would search ol a suit, shifted to a heart. ' Jose 1100 points. pades. three hearts, and . uli i- nond. together with either two or hree trump tricks. At the very i east he would be penalized 800 Went; n Broadway chorus boy, dance director for Earl l>ecnme Carroll ., -"---•"• •«' ^.111 Carroll and attended Columbia law school with the vague thought that show business wasn't exactly dignified " ' "1 was a [lop "I I as a lawyer," he hatert anybody who 'came to sec me with a case. I figured I na " . nad my own worries." Hover partncred-iir, roll with Car- - arm Hollywood and helped built lhe now-shuttered Carroll theater- restaurant, Eight j.,..,,., n , 0atchre took over Giro's. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE B.T OSWALD IACOBT Written for NEA Srrvlcs Thinking Can Save Many a Contract "That was a nicelv ni.n.,t >. * A95 E-W vul. South Yffit North 1 N. T. 2 + 1 * 2N.T. P«sj Pass Optning lead—*K Past Pa* South won in his own hand and Knocked out Oie ace of spades West could take his queen o f clubs for the third defensive trick but declarer easily won lo tricks Evidently South thought something had gone wrong with the bidding. DO you see what? Decide for yourself before you read on. It was very foolish of Hard Luck Joe lo bid two diamonds with the North hand. He should have doubled Iwo clubs for penalties. His p.irlner had opened the bidding with one no - trump, thus showing almost half the high-cird strength of the deck. North had about a trick and a halt and could therefore tell that West must have the rest of the high cards and lhat lhe East hand must be a complete bust. Certainly the North-South hands contained far more high- card strength thin the E»sl-We5t hands. When a player bids no-trump moreover, h« guarantees either three cards or a strong doubleton as a minimum in each suit North therefore had reason lo suppose that his own four clubs plus his partner's probable three clubs would give the North-South hands more clubs than (lie opponents. Since North could tell that his side had more high cards and more trumps than the opponents. It was clearly impossible for West to two club* - points, if he slipped, he would Either penalty would have been far better than the measly part- score conlracl that North and South actually reached. Even if North and South had managed to dia- i Lc B'on Auxiliary ... .... „, s year. Other officers named include Mrs. Roland Green, first vice pre=- ident; Mrs. Lloyd V. Wise, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Blaylock. secretary; Mrs. Edgar P. Borum, treasurer; Mrs. c. E. Crigger, chaplain; Mrs. Floyd White, historian; Miss Zola Crafton. sergeant at arms; Mrs. Howard Proctor,. llamentarian. Martha Robinson has aFher An«w«r to Previous Puzzle 5 Norwegian capital €lis loes have »dh«iv« 7 To th» ihelttrtd lido 10 Aim 16 Exists 19 Mildest 20 Fallacious arguers 23 Sewing tool 25 Shade of trieaninf HORIZONTAL 1 Dtpicled lizard 6 Peeled 11 Nimbi UVUIgoth king 14 Same 15 Omit 17 Conslellalion iicnnr.ii« IS Accomplish 1 3W ^" 19 Polish« .- - ft . >p> 21 Half an em 22 Sea eagle 24 Formerly 26 Observed 27 Places 28 Diminuliv* suffix 29 Laughter lound 30 Deciliter (ab.) 31 Preposition 32 Tree trunk 34 Crust on a sore 37 Indian! 38 Tissu* 3» "Smallest Slate" (ab.) 40 Quivers 46 Chinese town 47 Swab 49 Likenen 50 Mongrel 51 Italian town 53Comt back 55 Kind of duck 56 Run away to marry VERTICAL 1 Abundant 2 Wapiti 3 Company (ab.) «Ship bottom 32 It ii found In 33 Indolent 35 Entice 36 Child (Scot.) 41 Get up 44 Hideous monster 45 Stagger 48 Greek letter 50 Drinking vessel - - —*"• —r vcaatrl 42 Persian prince 52 Psyche part 43 Parent 54 Toward

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