The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1950 · Page 7
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1MW JLTTHETTLLB (AMtJ COURIER KTITS Act •** Utters Torfoyr T!M L US. Blue Law Prohibits Letter Writing to Sack Folks as Stalin Cell Door Shuts 3n T«en-Age Boy SALEM. Ort., Oct. t. (F> — An Ore«on pwriUntUry ecu door clanked «hut on 14-fi*r-ol<i K«rvry r. By MAX HALL (F»r Jamcf Mirlowk WASHINGTON, Oct. f. ,«-,Americans just hate to stand by quietly and s« things drifting from hart to worst. If they think the country Is going «> hell, they do not withhold this Information. from their neighbor*. And they writ* dear-alr-ryou-cur Betters to their Congressmen. ^ So it isn't surprising, In these un- e »sy times, that some Americans nave an itch to take pen In hand and begin: "Dear Joe—" Harold X. Stassen did it last. week. Henry A. Wallace did it fci 1943. Since Mr. Stassen and Mr. Wallace sre prominent political figures, it is Possible to imagine that they-had an added incentive for their letters to Joseph Stalin. But the Itch Is felt by obscure citizens as well. A month ago, a woman school teacher named Icle Johnson wrote Premier Stalin from Warrensburg, Mo., asking him to help restore a permanent chance for peaceful living for all people. • And she is not alone. Every few foys the State' Department gets a letter from some citizen who asks if it's O.K. for him, or her, to ex plain to Stalin what a mess he's getting the world into. The Stal* Department discourages these earnest^people and quotes the Logan Act to' them. Act Still on Bookj The Logan Act was passed on Jan. 30. 1799, and is still on the books almost unchanged. This law prohibits any U.S. citiz£n, without authority of the U. S., from getting in touch with a foreign government— directly or Indirectly—with jntent to Influence that government in relation to a dispute with the U. S. No record exists that anyone was t_«ver convicted of violating this law ^>ut the State Department Implies that there could always be.a first time. The Logan Act was nnmed after Dr. George Logan, but he was not > member of Congress. Oh, my no Here is" the story: In 1788, when John Adams -was president, we came perilously close to war with France. Relations were broken off. George Washington, then 76 years olrt, was. yanked out of retirement to command the Army. 1 Adima ««nt three men to Prance to srnooth things over. They failed . Adams' party, the Federalists, whooptt! it up for war. Vice-Presl- dent Thomai Jefferson's party, the Republicans (not' the present He- publican Party) was friendlier to Trance, and opposed war. Feelings were terribly bitter. Loran Seeks Pu«« !•'< In the midst ot all this, a wealthy, benevolent, well-meaning Quaker from Philadelphia, Dr. George Lo• gan,' decided to try for peace. He went to P»rl« at hii own expense. The French hailed him as a dove of peace. He came happily'back to the U. B. In November, 1798, bearing . ye»t«tti«y aa th« boy began if* ImprtiLnment for alaylng a state »llc«man. . Deputy WardVn Euten* Halley laid "It'll tough to handle a boy of O'Day's age In an Institution not •quipped for adequate segregation" from adult convicts, O'Day wax sentenced Saturday In Ih* Washington County circuit court at Hlllsboro. He pleaded guilty to a charge of second degree mur-der In '.he shotgun killing of officer Dale Courtney Oct. 1. The officer had seized John Wilson, 15, and then tried to arrest O'Day in an aban doned farmhouse. ' s The boys had escaped the.Ore- gon boys' training school the night precious. Wilson Is held on a charge of being an accessory In the policeman's death, . ^i—i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M^s^wi.1 -R~BK!=v~Jwr«L.'4HBi^9l A FACE TO SEA—This hug*, grotesque mask found on the »hon at Jones Beach, N. Y., by Frank Palmer, left, sets Palmer and Dan Linden to pondering. The wooden mask weighs about Un pbunda, is hand carved and has jet-black glass eyes. Considering th« buffeting it must have got in the Atlantic Ocean, it li In good condition verbal assurance that Franc* would negotiate. *> The Federalists were furious. They were convinced that lagan had been sent to France by the Republicans. Secretary of state Timothy Pickering rebuffed Logan. General Washington was curt to him. Pickering was so angry that' he induced Congress to pass—you guessed it, the Logan Act. Ten years later, when Pickering was a senator from Massachusetts, the situation was.reversed. The Republicans had come to power. We were drifting into war with England. Pickering sent messages to England in an indirect effort to persuade George Canning, the foreign secretary, to lay oft America. This been Logan Act. Harold E. Slassen, the later-day Republican, no doubt Is familiar with the George Logan story. He certainly knows all about the Logan Act, for he told Stalin very clearly that he only .sought world peace and was not trying to in-, fluence Russia in relation to any dispute with the U: S. Nevertheless, if he visits Stalin, perhaps a new political slogan will be: In order:; "George Logan rides agalnl" Randolph County Drys Win flection by 40 Vote POCAHONTAS, Ark.. Oct. 9. (&) Drys won the May 11 local optio liquor election in Randolph Count by 40 votes. That was the ruling of Circuit Judge John D. Bledsoe in the election contest suit filed by wet forces. A recounted election tally on May 19 showed a vote of 1,656 la M05 for the prohibition • of alcoholic beverage sales. Judge Bledjoa threw out 327 allegedly Illegal votes and Sailor'* Wif* Kilt* S*H, Crildrtn SALEM, MtM,, Oct. ». Wl—The young wife of i naval reservist recalled to active duty leaped from a thlrd-»U>ry window yesterday, carrying her Infant daughter to IU AFEA Head LITTIJ ROCK, Oct, «. f/D— Eric Rogera, Jonesoro Insurance man and farmer, Is the new prestdenl of the Arkansas Free Enterprise Association. He was elected by th board of directors here Frlda. to succeed Lamar Williamson of Montlcello, resigned. death, after ah* MM hM hwMl *vt her older child. Dead Is four-monlh-oW Ix>rr«ina, daughter o( Mr. anrl J.lri. Henri Ptllctler. Her sister, Linda., I, la In fair condition at S»lem hwplUl. Their mother, Th«res«, Z7, was taken lo (he tame rioapltal In "very poor" condition suffering head »nd powibl* internal Injurta, Bollct uld all Uir« hurtled e feel from tht kitchen window of '.hs PilleUIr apartment, landing on i gravel driveway. The M-year-old father, who was attending church, had only shortly before received orders to rcpoct for active duty with the Navy Oct 13 ^° m ***** * Slt - *9 Joe Marsh A Medal for Granny I Rare a hero atory for you 1«4»y. Or rather, it'i a keroint ,lory — with * lllll. tt-ycar-old lady taking tk* bow.. Five-year-old Buity Henderson wanted to go fishing- with hii <l«d and brother. That aame brother (aged 9) Mid: "You sit on the bank with Grandma. Fishing's for men I" Buuy watched both of them pull «way from the dock — gal so mad he lo«t hii footing ... Granny Henderaon heard the eplash. Jumped fin, and a minute laUr she and Ruizy were safe cm shore. Then the remembered ahe'd never learned to swim 1 " Swimmer or not," Granny aaya, " I had to 4o the job -mytell—to I did It 1" from wher« I all, "Jo-it-yMr- •elf" is a fine American trait, for example: the Self-Kegalatioa Program sponsored by th< Brewing Industry. Under lh!« folo.Urj program, retailers selling beer r«~ operate by keeping their placea of btisfnm clean, Bright, and orderly Thej know Ihej- can do thia joh be* themselves — w> (hey do III ARKANSAS DIVISION, UNITH) STATES 83EVVEVS FOUNDATION *ff niA.viio noo., unit IOCK, AI*. 35 Rubber Consumption Up WASHINGTON, Oct. ». <fi',-u 8. manufacturers used 113.431 lonz' tons of now rubber during August to set a new high record. The previous high was 111,941 tons In June. Of the August total, 65,852 tons was natural rubcr and 33.065 tonj of synthetic. SEWING MACHINES With Th« LIFETIME GUARANTEE C«« in and VM Mr eora- »ltl* H)e<<lon. Uerc'i > model f»r titti need. Or, 11 y<w >re»«r, j«.t call >n<t we '|l Uk« •n* ••( U J»«r horn* (or a free Onxnstra'tUn with n« •bllntton whatMXTer. T«, before 7*11 t« r Kt STATE. K«0 F, r Free Horn* Demonstration Moore's Furniture Co. S0«-310 East Main found that the dry still won, to 1,347. 1,387, , . seems to historians to have clear violation of— yes, the I Quick Relief for HURTS of RHEUMATISM, SCIATICA ARTHRITIS, LUMBAGO ^.SIMPLE NBHtAL6tA_J It you <re «uH«rin» from the** mli- jrable paina, takaTiopel Wonderful C-im.-nMdo to a medically-epilrovcii formula, haa given fast pain relief to thousands. C-2221 contain! lamoua, beneficial herb "Black Snake-Hoot". *nd ifi ladlied to activate Sallerlatai action foi better, more effective M ln relief. I>rtee of flnrt bottle back It not Mtllfied. Don't delay—today, to to the drug atore and be aure to (et In Cash Prizes! Oct.13 NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Blytheville, Mississippi County, Ark. World's Largest Cotton Producing County Contest Open To Anybody From Anywhere! PRIZES! Open Division First , $1000 Second . . . .-.....,. . 250 Third .... TOO 5 Prices of $50 each 12 Prizes of $25 eoch PRIZES! Women's Division First $ 250 Second . TOO Third . . SO Women are alsf) Eligible for Op«n Division Pri/.es. ENTER NOW! DONT WAIT! Clip This Entry and Mail It In! I HEREBY apply for permission to tnter (he llth ANNUAL WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP COTTON PICKING CONTEST to I* conducted at Blythtville, Arkansas, on October 13, 1950. I agree to abide by the rules covering th« contest. NAME ST. or R. F. D CITY •'. • DATE .'..,...,, . (Entry FM of f 10 Most Accompany thii Application) National Cotton Picking Contest BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. by Blythevilfc Junior Chamber W Commerce H nsas k 1%.% OTHER BUS/NESSES Average rate of return on net assets of 3,322 large businesses in 1949.* TELEPHONE COMPANY Present rate of return on investment of the telephone company in Arkansas. TELEPHONE COMPANY Rate of return in 1949 on $23 million invested in new plant.since 194 6. These low telephone earnings are in sharp contrast to earnings in other businesses with which we must compete for new capital — so that the telephone needs of Arkansas can be fully met WJiere would you invest^your savings ? # Aa r*a«rt*d IT flrtontl Cltt !» • rta IXt*ti> •! Aatn, 193*. A CREATE! ARKANSAS MEEDS A GREATER ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM

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