The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1950 · Page 7
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FRIDAT, MARCH 81, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS The Nation Today: Hit by a Brick— House Vote on I risk 'Aid' Called Farce By James Marlow WASHINGTON, March 31. <AP) -tjlaybe you're still bewildered by <mjb' "sudden vote of the House of Representatives to cut off all Marshall Plan help for Britain unless It ends the partition of Ireland. News of this must have shocked Europe a bit. ¥ou can imagine how we'd feel If our positions were reversed and we were pretty broke and depending on Britain for money and help to get us over a hump. And then suppose the British House of Commons suddenly decided to cut aff all help to us unless we agreed to give Texas back to Mexico. We'd be a little surprised, niaybe. But if you watched the House of Representatives every day you might not be surprised because the House isn't always the most solemn debating society In (he world. Senate More Serious The House from time to time ha? done things which the senators, who take themselves more seriously— most of the time—have had to can- "cel out. In this case the House action was just a one-day shock because no one expected the decision on Britain to stick. But how could something like GEM THEATRE Osceola, Ark. Sunday & Monday Apr. 2-3 THE REST OF THE JOLSON STORY... :hat happen? If was very simple. The House—most of the members weren't there—was dozing through the gabbing of the Marshall Plan. Suddenly It got hit on the head with a verbal brick by Rep. John Edward Pogarty, a Democrat who Is president of the Bricklayers Union No. 1 of Rhode Island. Fogarty proudly lists his bricklayers' connection in his own biographical note In the Congressional directory. "It's a Terrible Thins" It's a terrible thing the British have done to the Irish, said Fogarty, keeping six counties in the' north of Ireland Inside the British Commonwealth and never letting the south of Ireland take over the whole country. It can't go on, said the genial Fogarty. getting more indignant by the minute, as you'd see for yourself if you read his speech. And the best way to stop it, he said, Is to .op letting the British have Amer- can money until they stop keep- p the counties of Ireland apart. Then up jumped John J. Rooney he lawyer - congressman from irooklyn and Gordon L. McDonugh, who used to make explosive, nd now is a Congressman from California. They took their stand lestde Fogarty. Irish Talk Most Soon one world led to another, vith the Irishmen doing mast of the alklng, and before anyone knew vhat was happening some one called for a vote and the vote came out 99 to 66 for Pogarty's idea. Since that total vote of 165 is only a small part of the 135 House members, it was clear that most of them were bothering themselves with something else instead of be- in" on the House floor. You can call the vote of the House Irresponsible, or reckless, just good clean fun, since It was sure to be cancelled out by final House or Senate action. But it must have had a strange effect In Europe, particularly Britain, where so many people depend on the Marshall Plan and the plan is such an important part of the country's foreign policy. The outcries here on the morning after were sharp. The Washington Post, under the head of "Krazy Kids," called the House vote "outrageous" and added: "Ham acting eh masse is an unedifying spectacle." And the Washington Star sold: ". . . Like so many other practical of a lunatic playing with TNT." jokes, It was a deadly serious thing. The butt of the joke is the American people, a majority of whose representatives on the floor at the time displayed all the recklessness fAQE SEVEN TO PLAY HERE — Bob Strong (above) and his orchestra will provide the music for a dance to be sponsored May 2 In Blytheville by Dud Cason Post'No. 24 of the American Legion. The dance will get under way at 9 p.m. in the 'Legion's War Memorial Auditorium on North Second Street The Legion Post here plans to bookVother "name bands" to play in Blytheville if this musical venture Is a success. Soil Scientists Soy Roots Shop Around for Acid-Alkaline Food* BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The root of a plant sh6|»s around-In the soil for the food It needs. For money It uses hydrogen atoms, which It makes from water. Two University of California soil scientists demonstrated this peculiar root activity by using chemicals which change color In acid-alkaline reactions. These tests gave additional support to a new theory that plants can take nutrients directly from solid particles In the soil and are not entirely dependent upon food elements that have been dissolved In ground water. On negatively charged surfaces of the plant root, positively charged hydrogen atoms accumulate. These hydrogen atoms constitute the root's "wad" of cash. Each atom bears a single positive electrical charge. Nearby on a particle of soil there may be calcium atoms which the plant can use. These calcium particles are chemically bound lo chlorene, forming calcium chloride, and each of them bears a double positive charge. The root releases lydrogen atoms and gets calcium atoms. The released hydrogen teams up with the 1 leftover chloride particle and forms hydrochloric acid. The root can pick up other food elements the same way. Mental Patients Calmly Watch As Flames Raze Dormitory NEW YORK, March 31. (AP) — Hundreds of mental patients watch- ; cd calmly early today as a high-' leaping fire ripped throuuh a staff dormitory (it Manhattan State Hos- ! pltal for the mentally ill. i The just - after - midnight blnsc sent 69 nightgown-clad women, all '. hospital employes, fleeing from thej 2 l|2-story brick dormitory. One woman was Injured. The hospital Is situated on Ward's Island In the East River, which separates Manhattan and Long Island. Although there were screams and panic among some of the dormitory occupants, officials said no disturbance occurred among the 4.COO mental patients housed nearby. Many of the patients gathered at windows to watch the towering flames, visible for miles Hrouiid. The flic department, fearing a repetition of the bttize that killed nine male patients Wednesday Teen-Age Mobs Tear Up City VANCOUVER, B. C., March 31. ')—Knife-packing gangs of teenage hoodlums who fight at the drop of a zoot hat have Vancouver juvenile authorities worried. Dance hall riots, threats of vio lence to teen-town supervisors and gang wars between rival groups reached a new tempo here in the lasl. month and forced city police to detail a special force to handle the situation. The police squad, called the "youth guidance .detail," has a-two- pronged attack. The first wave is to break up the gangs, who pack knives and often go Into battle in stolen cars. Tlie second is a rehabilitation program. The gangs, numbering from ten to 200, have no apparent reason for their fights. Breakfast Every Day at , THE RUSTIC INN • Piping Hot Waffles • Hot Biscuits Breakfast Served Daily 6 a.m. —7 J a.m. night in H private sanatorium near Philadelphia, sent a four-alarm army of equipment to the scene. Twenty-seven iirc-nghtlng companies raced over the Triborough Bridge—the Island's only land connection. Two fircboaU fought the blnze from the river. The fire was reported under control after about an hour. Fire officials estimated damage at $100,000. 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