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BLTTHEVirXE (ARK.) COUIURK .NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1050 THB'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' f ai TM COURIER NEWS CO, „ • H W. HAINES, Publisher , HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A..A, FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor ' .'PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole Nation*) Advertising Representatives: 'wilUc* Wltmer Co H New York, Chicafio, Detroit AtltnU, Memphis. .' ___ Entered *i tecond class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oj Cen- tres*, October ». 1»17. Member at The Associated Press I • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •• ' By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or «ny '. »uburban. town where carrier service Is maintained 20c per week, or 85c per month. . 1 By mall, within a radius of 50 miles ».00 pel year 1200 for six months. SI 00 for three monlhs: by mali outside 50 mile tone, $10.00 per year. ,, payable in advance. Meditations Re answered anrt said unto Ihcm, He that ccweth the (wild'seed Is the Son of man.—Matthew 13:37. * * * Humanity and Immortality consist neither In reason, nor In love; not In the body, nor in the animation of the heart of it, nor in the thoughts and stirrings of the brain of it;—but in the dedication of them all to Him who will raise them up at the last day.—Ruskln. Barbs Those who have what It takes often take what other people have. ,, » * * . . ' A seven-ton stone crusher siolen from a Mlch- I(U jr»«l P" Is enough to make the deed weigh heavily on Mmebody's conscirnce. • * » • .. ' The door-to-door salesman Isn't Interested in what you stand for. The question Is, what'll you Jail lor?, ' t A be* «*tnf *»" **"" '<" nrt: On m proportional basis be » (old mine. ~ ~ m!ln '." * courl do* 'bite should We hope the Illinois thief who stole 800 boxes of razor blades from a barber supply house has u much trouble getting rid of them as we do. fired of 'Red Menace' Talk? Remember Obscure Refuge ,. Out in the little town of Gushing " Okla., » man hanged himself in a garage" the' otKer day. But this was no ordi- nai-y case of a man despondent over ill health, marital or financial troubles. This man, a 37-year-old Russian im- migrant.named Jackin Saij, killed himself out of fear. Not sensible, justifiable fear, but an unreasoning terror turned Into his brain from years of living in a Europe under the shadow of totalitarianism. It was as if a .police state had somehow reached out to crush this frightened refugee even after he had found hia •way to apparent safety in the expansive freedom of America. To understand how it could happen you have to know something of Sari's background. He had spent eight years in German prisoner-of-war and displaced person camps. He was thoroughly distrustful of police, and probably of public authority generally. > . ' Under this country's DP program, an Oklahoman brought Saij and his wife to Gushing to work as servants. After a while the Russian became interested in listening to radio newscasts to "learn the truth." The tragic finish of his grim existence was .touched off by broadcasts of the Coplon-Gubitchev spy trial. Following it eagerly, Saij thought he heard his own name mentioned several times. He was mistaken, of course. Newscasters were using the word "spy," but in his fear-struck mind it registered as "Sigh," which is how his name is pronounced. Not stopping to reason that no one in America could possibly want to bother him seriously, accustomed only to the arrogant brutalities of an all-powerful police, Saij concluded he was marked for. arrest and perhaps death. So he hanged himself. When his wife heard what he had done, she showed by her reaction that she, loo, is still in Ihe grip of terror. She asked thai her husband have a decent burial. "Please don't throw him naked into a trench," she begged. Stories like this do not need to be embellished with generalities about their meaning. Their meaning is self-evident. When you feel weighted down by • the strains of the cold war and are sick of hearing about the "Communist menace," -remember, Jackin Saij. His story ought to be a sure cure for flagging resistance, *om« "dollar gap." She has woven an elaborate rug, which has just arrived in New York and will be exhibited ,in cities throughout America. The British government of .course wants to sell the rug and it has advised us how to enter any purchase bids we ,may wish to make. They are lo be sent to the governor of the Bank of England, in envelopes bearing the simple notation: "Queen Mary's Rug." No boxlops from English cookie packages need be included. But be careful that you don't write: Queen Mary, Rugs. She's not in the business permanently, even though this one look her eight years. Views of Others From Potato to Peanut President Truman has another farm price support bill on his desk, and he Is expected to make a law of It with his signature. But It will not Introduce much sense Into a long-standing farm policy which lias become almost completely senseless. Indeed, Senator Aiken voices the belief that it puts "the whole farm support program on trie skids." The measure may avoid another potato fiasco on last year's scale. But that may be offset by a worsening of the cotton situation. And tlicre ' Is a possibility that the peanut may take over the role of the potato. As for other crops, this bill does . not touch them. So far as potatoes are concerned, Congress plugged a major loophole. On the 1950 crop, farmers will have to accept Secretary ol Agriculture Brannan's restrictions as to quantity and quality before becoming eligible for payments. This IB the least that might have been done In connection with other subsidized crops had Congress desired to rationalize a situation which finds Government warehouses choked with about $750,000,000 worth of cotton, enough to last'our mills for seven months; $900,000,000 worth of wheat, enough to give all of us a loaf of bread a week lor a year; $100.000,000 worth of dried eggs, enough to last American bakers five years, to mention only part of the glut. : :• Actually, the measure before the President makes another 1,200,000 acres of cotton eligible for support payments. Thus and the concession to the peanut growers Is a testimonial to the political influence of the big farmers' lobby. The final vote In the Senate was pretty much a party- line division. Still, three Democratic stalwarts— Benton of Connecticut, Douglas of Illinois, and Lehman of New York—voted, ngainst reconsideration of the measure. Their votes, however, were 'offset by,- those of; three Republicans—Mllilgln or Colorado, and the two Mlssourians, Donnell and Kcm. ' Granting that it is In the best Interest of the American economy to keep farm purchasing power In line with that of the urban sections, the current way of attempting to accomplish this good end desperately nee.ds to be reviewed. The waste and the high prices to consumers, not to mention the burden on taxpayers, make It mandatory to find R better way. This, of course, is an clocliori year. Both par- lies will be soliciting vote, promises will be flowing freely. But would there not be millions of votes for the party offering a program which would give fair support to the farmer while also being at least a little more fair to the consumer and the taxpayer? —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Make Your Bids, Gentlemen We're happy to note that Queen Mary, Britain's queen, mother, has now done her bit'to close Britain's Irouble- <\ Second Capital? So They Say Muscling In on Their Territory ATOMIC EWERSV COMMISSION. Peace Treaty Raises Question Over Japan Hy Dcll'ltl MacKeniLie A I* Foreign Affairs Analyst The question of what Is the wise course to pursue in the mntter of from ing a peace treaty for Japan Is Rep. Chat Hol.ficld of California thinks v "second capital" of the United States should be designated, as a defense against atom warfare, It is not n bad idea. And the suggestion might be broadened to include several capitals, as a defense against the enemies of. democracy within as well as without our country. In our vain efforts to resist the growing concentration of governmental power politically we have not thought of arbitrary deccntralixation of government geographically. How about leaving the executive department in the eastern part of the country, putting the legislative branch In the middle portion and locating the judicial branch on the West Coast? It would improve the vision of all three departments. They can't see the government for the bureaus In Washington. It would not be an efficient arrangement, you may sny. But democracy Is net efficient. And, certainly, we could hardly have a more inefficient government than the one now concentrated In Washington. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Peter Ed son's Washington Column — , New Anti- Communist Measure Would Force Reds into the Open WASHINGTON —fNEAl— Th'e stage is now set for consideration of the Mundt - Ferguson - Johnson (of South Carolina) "Subversive Activities Control" bill; This Is the 1950 version of the Mundt-NIxon bill which passed the House in 1918 but died In the Senate. The old Mundt-Ntxon bill was considered an effort to outlaw the Communist Party in the :Un!ted j States. The claim ] Is made for the jj new bill that III ivould not outlaw I the party, but! merely force it to I register IUs politi- f cat and front or-1 ganizatlons'* and their members, Peler Edsnn and to Identify its propaganda. Sen. Cnrl E. Munclt of South Dakota, principal author of this controversial measure, says It is the answer to the WE Issue now raised by his fellow-Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin. If Senator McCarthy's charges prove anything at all, ; it will be that the present loyalty investigation .system for government employes has not done what it was supposed to do. Thai was to keep security risks out of government .service. How the Mundt-Ferguson-Johnson bill proposes to do this is specified in 18 sections and nearly 7000 words of legal language. Understanding just what is in this bill now becomes important for everyone to know. There is a long preamble. In brief, it states that there Is a world-wide Communist revolutionary movement whose purpose Is treachery, deceit, espionage, sabotage and; terrorism, to establish;a one-party, totalitarian dictatorship: This preamble sets the tone for the whble bill, arid Indicate. 1 ; what it Is aimed at. The bill would make It <unlawful for any person knowingly to perform any act which would contribute toward establishment of any totalitarian dictatorship. Alms at Curbing Subversive.Actions It would be unlawful for any U.S. government employe to pass on to any foreign government or any Communist organization r.ny classified (secret) information, unless authorized to do so by the head of the agency. It would be unlawful for any foreign or Communist representative to receive such information, violations would be punishable by fine of $10.000 and 10 years' imprisonment. The statute of limitations for any such offense would b? 10 years instead of the usual three years. An important new section of the bill specifies that the holding of membership or office In a Communist organization shall not be considered a violation of the above provisions. Also, registration of an individual as a Communist could not be received in evidence in any prosecution for violation of these provision/;. These two new exceptions are considered great protection of civil liberties for members of Communist, organizations. -The bill specifics that Communists could not be employed by the U.S. government. But a Commie could be elected to office, ns to Congress. Issuance of passports to Communists would be prohibited. Every Communist organization would be required to register with the attorney-general. It would also be required to file annually the names and addresses of its officers and members, and a financial statement of receipts and expenditures. Contributions to registered Communist organizations would not be considered as Income tax deductions. It would be unlawful for any registered organization to distribute any publication unless it were labeled. "Distributed by Communist Orkanization." Corn- See EDISON on Page II IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson N'EA Staff Correspondent We may be nearing the end of the highway called the road of life, and drawing close to thai sharp turn downward when it becomes the highway of death ... for all of us.—Sen. Mtllard E. Tydings <D> of Maryland, forecasting "X-bomb." » * * The European Recovery Program not only Is being reduced according to plan, but it Is showing the results promised when it was launched In 1948.—Sen. Scott W. Lucas <D) of Illinois. * * * When compared with what the men and women of many other countries In the world have today, each of us can well apply to himself the colloquial judgment, "We never had It so good." —Defense Secretary Louts Johnson. * * * The security of the nation and our people requires that we provide our armed services with the best possible weapons. We must remain strong. —Chairman Tcm Connally of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging development of H-bomb. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Howard Hughes \s about to dish up Hollywood's steaming answer to Ezlo Pinza in the male dream-boat department. Hughes is thinking up catch phrases that will put him over ivith prone-to-ptmt female movie-goers. Handsome George Doleriz, star of Kughes' "Vendetta," is glnd to be nearing the red-hot sta^e. For four years now tie has been siting- In his bossman's icebox. It wasn't Ino lonely when Jane Ttus- scll and Faith Domcrguc were Iic- Ing popsicklcs with him, hut nnw his solo companion in the deep freeze is Jack nuclei. Beutcl co-starred in "The Outlaw" and has been wailing nine years for mother assignment. Prom the looks of the frost on his eyebrows, Beutcl might have played in "Nnnook of the North. 1 ' I tried lo comfort Dolenz, \vho has appeared briefly in other films, and once managed the old Trocadero cafe In Hollywood. "Look at Jane Russell," I sairi. "Think how long she sal.*' Dolenz arched an eyebrow. "Jane," he said, "has more lo sit on than I have." Different Type For the benefit of the dalies who will get- a load of Dolenz this summer when "Vendetta" is finally re- teased. I wish to report thit he doesn't look anything like Muni, Pat O'Brien, George Ratt or any other Hughes male discovery. Dalcnz Is a lean version of lui n in*s Robert Oonat. with a litinry voice, hands like Stokovskt's am ryes thai look as though they had ben sharjirnrd on a razorslrop. As Mr. Unknown, he's been having a tough time of it. Even the gatcmnn at RKO lunncl of love at Coney Island. Dolenz' young son, Mickey, isn't eve nsure about his dad. "Dad," he told him one evening, "today in school the teacher called on the kids to tell what their papas did for a living. When the teacher came to me, T didn't know vrhat to played small parts around Hollywood and was under contract to UT hrforc he landed thr ro-star- rins role opposite Faith Unmcrgnc in "Vendetta." Ke said: "At M-G-M they had me making sounds like horses and roasters In a film called 'Faculty Row. 1 i did a scries ' of hand-kL<sing foreigners out cf my Universal contract but I after that. H took courage to v:alk did. T could see myself digging ditches on Hollywood Boulevard." 'New Start Dolenz barged In on Msx OpuTs, first in the chain of director^ for "Vendetta." and made him forget alt about his Ideas of Jamrs Mason for the Orso role. Then hr mowed down Preston Sturges and Howard Hushes. I asked him about the story production history of the film. Here's Sec HOLLYWOOD on r.i K c H MeKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William P. MoKcnncj America's Card Aulhnrily \Yrillcn for NKA Service Declarer Can Often Dead Defense Plan "The bcst-laM plans o' mice an' the ace. king nnd queen it diamonds. He could sec the ace, fclng and queen of spades, the ace-queen of hearts nnd nee-queen of clubs. Therefore all North could have to justify his free-heart bid was the king of hearts and king of clubs. Bust decided to cash his ace or spades to make sure of it. than he and rushed over lo do Ihe "Howdy, be read by the declarer"" boss," act. Hughc.s, says Dolcnz, didn't even recognize him. "Dolenz. Dolenz." the nctor repeated. "Don't you know me? I'm under contract to you. Remember f 'Vedetta'? I was Orso." ( Thnt turned Ihe trick and Hughes • gave him Ihe olti-pal grip. The Mo- hold the trick | cambo, after oil, ts lighted like the | East knew thai hit partner hcl Then all the defense cnn gel is "E" for effort. Against the four-heart contract on today's hand East opened the lop of his partner's suit, Ihe ten of diamonds. Declarer played low from dummy nnd West let the ten *J107 AK93 V AQ5 * J4 + A Q 6 4 3 Defensive Plays—Neither vul. South Wesl Xorlh East !* 1 » IV 1 A •* V Pass Pass Pass Opening— 4 to 31 Sunday SchooL Lesson By William K. Gilroy. 1). D. Almost on the verge of His death, when the cross was looming darkly Him. Je.sus had said to His disciples. "Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). But even as He a-isured the^n of that victory, He told them that "in the world ye shall have tribulation," ami much of that IGh chaper of St. John's Gospel predicts in detail the persecutions that would befall them. They would be put out of synn- S, they would be scattered, the time would come when anyone who killed them would think that he did G:d service. • But in spite of things Jesus promised them a deep inward peace, and the strengthening conviction of God's love, and that He himself was the divine messenger come from God. It is necessary to know tliB;e things, and to feel their full reality, if one would understand the seeming miracle of the growth of the early church, nnd the faith that sustained the disciples in the face of the imenmsity of the world's rvil, the hostility of the religious who thought they were doing God service in opposing them, and the violence of the persecution that was scon lo hurst upon them. Jesus had said, "My kingdom is not of this world." Only the vision of that kingdom, so different in its dep essentials from the kingdoms of the world, and a profound faith in Its overcoming, conld have inspired the disciples. Only this could have held them firm and unwavering in Iheir mi-ssion of making the Gospel known to the ends of the earth. That mission for the time being became largely a matter of the maintenance of faith and fellowship, as the Christian communities took root in the larger pagan communities. "See how these Christians love one another," became a byword descriptive of that fellowship of believers. But as the church grew and expanded, so persecution increased. The course of Paul and other missionaries was shaped by the vio- cnce of the persecutions that drove them from place-to place. They fulfilled with exactness the admonition that Jesus had ' given earlier two by two, "When they persecute to those whom He had sent forth you in this city, flee ye into another" (Matthew 10:3). The persistent and enduring faith of these early Christians has been manifested, or recovered, by Christians in our own time, who have had to face sufferings and persecutions, even unto death, such as one would never have believed possible "n this twentieth century—persecutions that have been inflicted alike upon Jews and Christians, the common inheritors of the faith and religion of the Bible. The need of the world is that Christians everywhere might attain that faith in Christ and His conquering power, that they be not overwhelmed by seeming defeat. The world situation today is not unlike that confronted those early Christians. We are faced not only with great evil, with ignorance, and apathy, and darkness, but with immense forces of materialism and materialistic power. These are reinforced and governments, In nrmies in science and technology, concerned almost more with powers of destruction, than with life and human welfare ,not to speak of spiritual salvation. The war between Christ and anti- Christ is upon us as never before since the days of early Christianity Can we attain the faith in Chris becoming a pressure issue In the major allied chancelleries. It's nearly five years now slncn Japan surrendered and started to work out her destiny under Amy-j can military occupation, That'sT-A long time to go without the signing of -a formal pact. Britain Urges Treaty Britain, for one, feels that the conclusion of a treaty is urgently needed. With this the U.S. Slate Department agrees. However, that view isn't unanimous In Washington, for there is a school of thought among military officials who feel that the treaty should be deferred and that present American control over Japan should be prolonged Indefinitely. A Japanese treaty, of course, is the concern not only of the great powers hut of all the allied "nations which fought against Nippon. This fact has resulted in the usual difference of opinion between Russia and the western allies, Moscow insists thr.t the big powers have a veto power over all HIE Ireaty terms —a proposal lo which the rest ob r Ject. , To Ignore Russia That in brief is the way the matter -stands at the moment, with indications that some action may be taken shortly. So tor as concerns the Russian position, John Highcowor, AP diplomatic expert In Washington, reports thai the trend of thought in the American capital is for the western powers to go ahead on their own If Russia Insists on unacceptable conditions. There are a number of vital poij"" to be considered in connection the problem of when a treaty should be concluded. For Instance, proponents of an early uact maintain that military occupations finally lose their effect, and that the United States can't continue Indefinitely to run Japan's affairs for her sue- cessfully. Tills Japs on Our Side? school of thousht argues that we have Japan on our side now, as the result of General MacArthur's successful administration, and that we shall lose this good will by long drawn out continuation cl close supervision. Of course, nobod/ proposes the complete withdrawal of military forces. Advocacy of an early treify U { predicated on keeping US troops » n Japan for security. And the pro- j ected treaty would provide for £ American bases in Japan. | Naturally the question of security i s a paramount issue. In this con- lection it must t / kept In mind hat potentially Japan is one of the world's great powers. In days to come she will play a leading part n the affairs of the Far East. : Shadows of Communism Al And In the background loomslvp i shadow of an ambitious Russia which is out to Communize tha world. There Is no love lost belireen Japan and Moscow, for they are old See. MacKENZlE on Page II 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. W. L. Homer entertained members of the Mid-Week Club and one guest, Mrs. Baker Wiison, yesterday at her home. Following the two course luncheon, bridge was played with high score prize going to Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. H. W. Wylle and Mrs. C. H. Willey were guests of Mrs. C/I*. Wylie yesterday afternoon when sh« entertained members of the Thursday Club at her home. High jcors prize was won by Mrs. Loy Welch. The Music Department ot the Woman's Club will meet tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. James B. Clark, when Mrs. Georgs M. Lee and Miss Mary Emma Hood will be co-hostesses. Mrs. Allan Walton, her daughter, Mrs. Berry B. Brooks nnd the latter's daughter, Virginia Waltoru lion* iunijl' Brooks of Memphis, will leave Sum day for a two months motor trip to points of Interest In California. They will be accompanied to El Paso. Texas, by Mr. Brooks, who will go that assures our overcoming, even to Mexico for a two months big through tribulation? game hunt. Music-Maker Answer to Previous Puzzle ed the seven of diamonds, which Vest won with the queen. Now Vest started to analyze the hanu 1 . thought. "My partner says we haven't a chance to get another padc trick. I can sec that we won't win a club trick. The only chance I have to defeat the con- "ract Is lo establish the jack of learts." So West boldly played the king of diamonds. Realhlng what his partner was attempting lo do, East trumped with the nine of hearts, "orcinn North lo overtn nip in dum- ny with the queen. The ace of "learts was dashed and :hc five-spot ed. West put on the seven. Should North go up with the king or play :hc ten? If North guessed wrong and went up with the king of hearts, hoping :o drop the jack, rr would lose the contract. But West's fine strat- gcy should give him n tip as to what was going on. West had deliberately led the king of diamonds and East had trumped with the nine of hearts, obviously hop- Ing lo establish a trump trick for his partner. So the smart declarer would defeat the well-laid plans of the defense by finessing liv! leu-spot and making Ihe contract. Just the same, I think we must give Wesl that "E" for effort for a fine defensive Play. i IIOI'.IZONTAL 57 Plod 1 Depicted 58 United musical instrument 4 Belt Bit is an old instrument 12 Anger 13 Jug HOf the ear 15 Male child VERTICAL 1 Osculates •2 Satiric 3 Number 4 Rail bird 5 Exclamation of sorrow G Narrow cut 7 Healthy ' 16 Wading birds 8 Toward 18 Greek letter 9 Follower 24 Pertaining lo race 26 Conductors' rods ID Tin (symbol) '"Hand coverings Oak seeds 20 It was used by U Card game 34 Maxim dancing 22 Transpose (ab.) 23 Ireland 25 Aid • 27 Cicalrix 28 Path 29 Centimeter (ab.) 30 Near 31 Medical suffix 32 Artificial language 33 Mountain range in Asia 35 Unit of length 3 3 Chilly 39 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 40 Giant king ol Bashan 41 Runs 47 Ream (ab.) 48 Bone in chest 50 Roundup ' 51 Eucharistie wine vessel 52 Midday 54 Ripped 53 Lair 56 Upstart 17 Senior (ab.) 20 Sea nymphs (myth.) 21 Stipends 36 Opera 44 Image 45 Roman emperor 46 Chinese society « Show disapproval 37 Compassionate 51 SMi 42 Pair (ab.) SSN'ota bene 43 Decays (ab.)

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