The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 16, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 16, 1950
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PAGESH BLTTirEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAKCH 1«, 19W Polish Bank Withdrawal Called Russian Move Soviet Is Seeking Added Strength For Upped Ruble WASHINGTON, March 16. W) — Poland's sudden withdrawal from the World Bank and fund Is considered by some American officials as a Moscow-directed move to strengthen the Russian ruble In eastern Europe. Poland • walked out of both 48- natlon Institutions yesterday, terming them instruments of "Imperialist" United States policy ' Polish Real Reason Informed government officials said the real reason for the Polish action probably Is this: .1. Mos'ow has decided to build up a ruble "trading bloc" among the satellite countries as part of its campaign to tighten Russia's grip on their economics. 2. Bcfoie ihls cnn he done, satellite governments would have to value their money In terms of what it is worth In rubles alone instead of dollars, as Is the case now. 3. A necessary preliminary would be for satellite countries to pull out of the International Monetary Fund, wlilcli pegs all .member currencies to the dollar. The fund was created In 19-15 to 'Spur world trade by maintaining ^ realistic rates for the money of member countries. Russia refused to join but Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia did. • • May Scrap Currency American officials see a possibility that Russia eventually may force satellite governments to scrap their 'individual currencies altogether anri substitute the ruble. The ruble has no International value at present end could be spent only for Russian goods, Two weeks ago Russia revalued the ruble and tied It to the gold standard. This may have been aimed at bringing Russia's currency Into more realistic line with production costs and with the value of catellite moneys. Czechoslovakia, the only other 1 latthful Moscow ally remaining In the bank and fund, Is expected to follow Poland's lead shortly. The Czech delegates have boycotted all meetings for the past two months, along with the Poles, fo protest the bank's refusal to sub- 'stitute Chinese Communists for the Chinese Nationalist members. , Czechs May Remain . However, officials believe there Is ft slight possibility the Czechs may stay as a "listening post" for Russia in the twin financial institutions. A Czech embassy spokesman told a reporter yesterday the question of whether to pull out of the hank and fund has been discussed in Prague but no decision has yet been reached. v Yugoslavia can be expected to sit tight. Marshal Tito's government Is expected to receive a loan of around *2S,000,000 shortly. It already has drawn on the fund for $11,000.000. In resigning. Polish Ambassador Joseph Winlewlcz centered most of his government's fire on the bank. He claimed the bank's. refusal to grant Poland a loan stemmed from its anger at Poland lor declining to Join the American-sponsored Marshall plan In 1948. Rough Draft of Plan for Crackdown On Big-Time Gambling Takes Shape WASHINGTON, March 16. W—A on federal legislation headed by ONE PIECE OF STEEL MAKES FOUR CARLOADS-Workmcn at the American Bridge Company, Ambndge, Pa., put n protective coot on the longest steel girder ever shipped in one piece from the plant. Four railroad flatcars were required to haul the 165-foot, 75-ton girder to Philadelphia for use on a railroad bridge. Ten other spans identical to it ore beinz made for the job. Movies Appeal To U.S. Court After Rebuke WASHINGTON, March 16. (AP) —The movies have appealed to the Supreme Court to ban state and local film censorship but Rep. Angcll (R-Ore) sees a v need for "supervision" to protect the morals of youth. Angell took space In the Congressional record today to voice belief that the movies, along with radio, television and comic books, increase juvenile delinquency and arc " cause of crimes ot sex and violence." United Artists Corp. and Hal Roach Studios, Inc., appealed to the high court yesterday In a Tennessee case. The appeal said the Memphis, city board of censors had forbidden showing of the film "Curley" because Negro children were Included In the case along with white children. The studioA nsked the court to declare the censorship of movies unconstitutional, holding that such restriction violates freedom of speech and freedom of the press, in the broad sense of those constitutional guarantees. Angell. In his proposal, suggested that "duly authorized officials' 1 should "protect the morals and well being of modern youth" by supervision of movie programs. The proposal came close on the heels of a bitter attack by Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) on the morals of some Hollywood notables. Johnson let it be known yesterday that he is planning to call spokesmen for the film industry before his commerce committee next month for a frank discussion of the off-screen antics of movie folk. Two of the people he has In mind are actress Ingrid Bergman and Director Roberto Rossellini, principals in a widely-publicized romance in Italy. Senator Is Calm Over Red Hunt EASTON. Md., March 16. OF)— Senator Tydings (D-Md) said last night there was n > justification for hysteria about possible Communist infilaterallon into the government. He Is chairman of a Senate subcommittee Investigating charges that subversives have gained a toehold in the State Department. During a speech at - meeting of the Talbot County Farm Bureau he said: "The fact that two persons have been arrested, tried and convicted should not make people think that the government in Washington Is lull of communists—even the State Department. He did not name the two persons. Alger Hiss and Judith Coplon are two former government employes who have been convicted recently. Tydtngs said that Senator McCarthy (R-Wis). who brought up the charges the subcommittee is investigating, himself said that "not more than a handful, II that many of the 20,000 State Department em- ployes are n doubtful risk." Danish Fishing Vessel Research Guide in Israel HAIFA -~61>j—A new fishing vcsfrc built In Denmark is being used for jvsearch and experimental purposes here. Only 17 per cent of Israel's fish food needs presently arc supplied by local fishing units. More than $5.000,000 ire spent annually for Imported fish. Israel presently! has 18 fishing vessels compared with one at the end of World Waf II. It is planned to boost the fishing rough draft of plans for a joint local, state and federal crack-down on big-time gambling began to take shnpu today Mayor Thomas D-Alesandro of Baltimore* coiled together his newly appointed legislative committee of the attorney general's conference on law enforcement for a two-day closed session nt the Justice Department. The gft-togettier Is expected to outline the area of cooperation In which Jaw enforcement officers generally infill fi'ncUon to curb crime. Joint Action Agreed The law enforcement conference, assembled here last month ,by Attorney Genera! McGrath, indicated general agreement on a joint action program It also Indicated that first action should be directed against curbing organized gambling, which FBI Director J % Edgar Hoover has described as the "nest egg" of the underworld. Mayor D'Alcsandro was designated by the conference to head legislative committee to bring In recommendations for new laws covering the crime nnd gambling-regulation field. The conference specmcaHy direct- ' ed the committee to. look Into the possibility of Congressional acts. Such federal laws might forbid the use of interstate communications for gambling purpose, 1 ; *md prohibit Interstate shipment of slot machines and othe** gambling devices. Subcommittee Plannrd D'Alcsandro prepared to organize the work by naming a subcommittee fleet operating from Israeli ports to 75 within the next four years. Mayor David Lawrence of Plttsnirgh: a subcommittee on state laws, with Attorney General Alan H. Bible of Nevada as chairman; a subcommittee on municipal legislation, over wh'ch corjx>ratton coun- John P. McGrath of New York City will preside, and a subcommittee on cooperation which will be organized by Mayor Fletcher Bowron of liOs Angeles, Calif. The legislative groups are sclied* uled to make a specific report, including recommendations, by April 15. The objective Is to oblaln action mended at the current session nf on any federal legislation recom- Congress. The executive committee to which Ihe report Is to be made Is headed by Mayor Qulgg Newton of Denver. Faulty Memory Puts Merry Mixup in Hunt For Wife's Last Home WILLIAMSON, \V. Va., March 16. (AP)—"Please send me a copy of m> marriage certificate. 1 have been separated for so long that I can't remember my wife's name. But her first name was Mary and we Avere married In Williamson." When Miugo County Clerk Elmer Ferrell received that letter fron man In Roanoke, Va., yesterday, he leafed through the records. He found that two men with tht same name as the letter writer hat been married here. Both brides were named Mary. Perrell said he would send th Information along to the Virginian and let him figure It out. Complete Auto & Interior Work Have Your Seat Covers Tailored Right on the Seats — To assure a Perfect Fit! Door panels covered to suit your (aste. Have that forn and dirty head lining replaced with a new one in original material. All work designed to bring out the beauty in your car. We also upholster any type furniture. Phone 8-119 for free estimates. SMITH MATTRESS CO. Phone 4819 Blyfheville Air Base "Free Pickup & Delivery" Remember (hat number for ELECTRICAL SERVICE IVIifther you need contract work, wiring or appliance repair COV GOODSON can do the job right. BLAN HEATH CO. Diamond Shoals, oft the coast of North Carolina, is called the "graveyard of the Atlantic" by sailors. Merchants Get Ballots by Mail Ballots to select officers and replacements for four members of the board for the Merchants' Division of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce were placed in the mail yesterday after a quorum failed to report for the election meeting. The election was to be conducted at a .meeting at the Chamber of Commerce office yesterday morning, when the nominating committee submitted Its report, but Illness of many of the members cut the attendance to below the quorum. Those present decided to mail ballots to absentees in order that the election could be completed -prior to the next meeting. 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