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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAGB EIGHT BI.YTBEVILLE <ARK.) COUNTER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 4,1349 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -JHE COURIER NEWS tx>. H W. HAINE8, Publisher , JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man«j« Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, ChicMo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. \ " Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under »ct ot Con- f rest, October g. 1817. ____ ' Member ot The Associated Pre*s ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: > By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or anjr »auburban town where carrier service ia main- Uined, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J4.00 per ye»r, »2.00 lor six months, $1.00 lor three months: by mail outside 50 mile tone. 110.00 per year i payable In advance. Meditations Lei both grow tojethfr until the. h»r»r»l: and In. the lime »f hariMl 1 will lay to thr re»peri, Gather }« to«ether first the Urei, and bind thrm to bundles to burn them: but |afh« the wheat Into my barn.—Matthew I3:lf » » • Truly at the day ol judgment we shall not be examined as to what we have reat 1 . but as lo what we h»ve done; not as to how w,ell we have spoken, but a* to how religiously we have lived.—Thomas a Kempis. Barbs When i leads into girl's face is her fortune It usually i nice figure. At least we don't have In worry about how lo spend all our evenings between now and March 15. • • • We are wondering if the Ohio boy who was rescued from a sewer by two laundry girls had any buttons left on his shirt. A New Jer»ey woman ol 35 married tl. In 13 j**r» they'll be the same a«e. boy of A smart friend Is .me who talks about what you are doing and thus keeps you from domg It. Russians Pass Milestone In Competition With U. S. Milk supplies would b« cut off. Tht price of gasoline was going to be doubled. These and similar stories swept the eity. New rumors followed old, in spite of investigations and denials. All this not a new phenomenon. Almost everyone, it seems, seeks confirmation in the printed word of what is heard. This is indicative, we should say, that the press has earned K firm reputation for general reliability that has not been threatened Ijy newer, faster means of communication. This seems to be true even in Buenos Aires where, with a couple of notable and noble exceptions, the press has surrendered its independence to the dictator as a price for its existence. The happenings in Argentina also emphasize a function of the press that is often overlooked—its importance in combating fear and confusion and panic, in preserving a calm and orderly social existence. It is naturally satisfying to the newspaper profession to be reassured by the above incidents uf the need and importance of the press. But it is not a complacent satisfaction. Kalhcr, it is one that ([iiickens the sense of responsibility that must acconipany importance. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Russians may not yet have developed an atomic bomb. Vet it is certain that they have the secret of at least one recent uroduct of American industrial genuis: Moscow has proudly and publicly announced as much. Just what use the Soviets will make of this weapon remains to be seen. The possibilities are enormous, for it is a versatile instrument. Although Americans have not tested it in actual war, it has already proved itself remarkably adaptable. It is not only amphibious but submersible. It operates as well in water as on land—some think even better. It can be used by one man, and it has proved its effectiveness against superior numbers when thus employed. One of the developers of this instrument proved that point under .simulated combat conditions. Armed with no other weapon, he was able to dispcll hostile military forces who were on the verge of closing in on him and preventing his escape from an ai. field in China. The instrument also has some surprising psychological properties of a non-military nature. American tests prove conclusively that it is effective in raising substantial sums of private revenue. Once the mass mind has been conditioned to admit its novelty, desirability and necessity, it lias been possible to raise funds by selling it at what might usually be considered an exorbitant price. The Russians will probably be able to employ much the same technique, even under a different economic system, to swell their public treasury. It may even be that the Soviets will be able to make diplomatic use of this 'instrument. By exploiting and developing its somewhat deceptive characteristics, they may find it valuable in drafting treaties thai can be broken without too obvious a national dishonor. Perhaps these conjectures seem pessimistic. But we may as well face reality and adjust our future accordingly. We can no longer sit back with smug confidence in our monopoly. Kor the sober fact of ihe matter is this: Russia now has the ball-point pen. Ride'Em Cowboy! The Power to Make War Under the North Atlantic pact, will the United Slates pledge It-self automatically 10 RO to war l[ any member nation Is attacked? No, it will not do so In so many worris because that would be an outright military A I) La nee and It would be opposed on the grounds that only Congress tan declare war. No doubt the language ot the pact will follow aomfe -such formula us the Rio treaty for defense of the Western hemisphere. Senaior Tall, ever Jealous of the nation's .sovereignty, says lie would support such a lonnula. In case of an attack upon a signatory of the Rio treaty, the United States is pledged to take action to restore pcate, but the exact method, war or measures short ol war, is not outlined, Our responsibility would be limited, to the kind of procedure outlined In the United Nations Charter. That document makes the Security Council the watchdog ot peace. In case of aggression, the Council Is supposed to consult, conciliate and. If ihese prove Entile, recommend the use of force. Then each nation would decide Zor itself to what extent It would become Involved. Actually, of course, whatever the language used In the North Atlantic; treaty, we are assuming a moral obligation. If Russia attacked England, France or Italy, we would identify the fight as our own. Our obligation is nil the greater because we have been urging our European friends Into this compact. A good deal of misunderstanding exists about the constitutional right of Congress to declare war. When the President goes before Congress for such a declaration, as Wood row Wilson did in 1917 and Franklin EtooscveU did In 1941, Congress has no recourse but to agree. The real war-imk>ii£ power lies in the hands • of the President and the State Department. Indeed, when the Constitution was I ranted, the original language gave Congress the right "to make war." But this wa.s changed to give Congress the right only "to declare war," so as to leave lo the* President, the power to repel attacks and otherwise use I lie armed forces in such a way as lo protect the safety of the nation and uphold the sanctity of laws, both national . and international. As former Senator Austin ol Vermont lolrt Congress in 19U: -Over n hundred rases have occurred already in llie world where armrd forces of the United States have intrrposeri on the soil of a country not at war will) us. for th» purpose of protcrung the pwce and spruniy of the United States citizens abroad. H is not novel. It is an old precedent." Many PrcrirtentA have committed warlike acts and downright acts o( war without consulting Congress. Mouror did so when he ordered Cicn. Grady-the-Cow Gives Respite From Fears ot World War /// Sunday School Lesson »T William E. GIlroT, D. D. The use ol stories to point, or Illustrate, truth is about a& old as man's elfort lor expression. It has been widely prevalent In both ancient and modern times; and It has been in secular, as well as in sacred, literature. The use of Hie parable was not unique with Jesus. There were many parables in the Old Testament. The parable was a natural incident of oriental imagery and figures of speech. What was unique in the parables of Jesus was their supreme quality as stories and the supremacy of the truth and teaching that the Master used the parable to express. The parable is usually thought of s an imaginary Uile. That's how dictionary defines It. Why it ould be less a parable, if the in- idcnts that it relates had hap- ened in real life, is difficult to un- erstand. The Parable of the prod- gal Son woulit have been as much f a parablt- if it had happened just Jesus told it in the case of an dual father and a wayward son. But on the other hand its use nd the truth that it had to de- laru did not depend on being lit- ral. It might have been any falh- and any son. Jesus told it to nake plain in the picture of that oving father the love of God the Father. ai*l His readiness to receive and forgive His wayward children, no matter how far or how deeply they had wandered away. Similarly, it would be nice to think that an actual Good Samaritan had acted so nobly on the road to Jericho. But Jesus told the storj to show what a good neighbor like, and to make it clear that even General's Pet Poisoned But Pupils in Berlin Provide Funds for Purchase of 'George the 2nd' By Dewltf Mackenzie M>, Forefjn Affairs Analyst Introducing Grady-the-Cow Inlo foreign affairs: This column the other day cltedl that one of the striking post-war! developments Is the Increased! know-ledge of world events posses-l sed by the average citizen In the| U. S. A. and oilier democracies I've encountered that both at home' and abroad, and have been especially impressed by the way youth I Is taking hold of Intcrnationall questions. That strikes me as being a too sign In these times, but I have new angle to the thought. It comes! from "the recent strange adventurel of Grady-the-Cow, and might be I entitled "A smile a day keeps the) 'hot war' away." Of course, 1 realize I'm laying myself open to the I retort of the old vaudeville come-1 dian: "That don't sound like 'cow'I to me; it sounds like 'bull'." Still] Grady enters the scene. Probably no recent story has at-1 iracted so much attention as thai I of the blue-blood Grady who lives! on her master's farm in Ynkon.l Ohla. You all know how she got! herself trapped in a silo after she I performed the "impossible" feat ol I diving head-first into it through an I lenins which theoretically was | oo small for her. Serves Useful Purpose For days all America hung solic- 1 ously about that silo, trying to I gure how to get Grady out. Strife I nd war talk continued to encircle I ie globe, but Grady held the stage I ntil some smart person figuredl hat she could be rescued by greas-* ig her all over so she would slip I hrougli the little opening. The | cheme worked. So much for Grady. She has I erved the very useful purpose ol taging a show which eased the I ension tor thousands ol folks I whose minds are almost constantly I concerned with the grave and ever By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA) — Berlin school children recently took up a collection lo buy U. S. Gen. Lucius D. clay a new Schotch terrier, to be named George. Berlin newspapers gave the story a good play. It was. n touching tribute to the American Military Governor. What the Berlin papers did not tell, but -what is common gossip In Berlin, Is that General Clay previously had another Scottie named George. He stayed with the general nil day. usually sleeping under the general's desk In front of an electric heater. George the First .sat In on all the important conferences In Clay's office. He never bothered anybody until one day when a Russian general came in to see Clay. .George leaned out barking [rom his official kennel ana bit the Russian on the leg. It wasn't serious, but it was embarrassing. Apologies were Issued all around and so another international Incident and crisis was passed. But not long afler. George the First took sick and died. He had been poisoned. Washington Sen. Harry Cain's objections to confirmation of Ex- Gov. Mon C. Wallgren as National Security Resources Board chairman overlooked just one thing. Cain claimed that Wallgrcn's past experiences did not qualify him for this important job to which his old Senate colleague Harry Truman had appointed him. Wallgren was an optometrist and Jeweler for many years before he got elected to Congress. The point not. taken into consideration here is that Wallgren would be working for nn ex-habcr- Amerlcan Communist writer Anna Louise Strong is one of a number of such Inexplicable actions by the Reds which Washington experts have been trying to piece together to make a pattern. Last April the Commies kicked out American correspondent Robert Magidorff, who had been born in Russia. They also kicked out Magidorff's Russian-born wife. She is one of the few Russian women married to foreigners who have been allowed to leave the Soviet. Why was she allowed to go while other Russian women marrlec to foreigners who have been allowed to' leave the Soviet. Why was she allowed to go. while other Russiai women married to foreigners against whom there was no suspl cion of subversiveness, were forcet to remain In Russia or were sen ! to Siberia and given "the cure? Chairman Edwin D. Noiu-se of the I Another Russian wife of an Amer- of dasher who seems to, have done all right for himself, even though many people don't consider the clothing business n very good apprenticeship for the presidency. Shoe Fit Ton Well Congressmen Invited to the Washington premiere of the new Air Force movie, "Command Decision." where plenty burned up by 'the terribly funny sequence about the | congressional committee on an inspection Junket. When the show was over, one congressman called to Honest John Tabcr of New York, 'Were you the guy they were showing on the screen?" Taber let it pass. The whole nequence. In which Bdwnrd Arnold plays a particularly obnoxious congressman, certainly dirt the Air Force public relations no good on Capitol Hill. a despised Samaritan acting as ; good neighbor was nearer to Go< and his fellowmen than were tlv pretentiously religious hypocrites who despised him. I suppose that outside of the Bi le the most famous parables ar he Fables ol Ae-sop. Aesop wrot much ol animals, but he really ha mind people, to whom he was ol ering wisdom and counsel. It is noticeable that the parables ol Je.sus were of people. They wer lot ot animals or Imaginary being They were true lo life. Tticy wcr wnat might have happened, what does happen. Moreover, what the parables o Jesus relate might happen in any time or place. They are as true to liie today as they were to the life of the day when Jeius uttered them. It is this element of timelessness thai has made the parables ill Jesus such living expressions of truth. How dificrent it would have been it Jesus had put in labored philosophical discourses the truth that He put in simple, effective stories. President's Council of Economic Advisers took no part in presenting the Truman administration policy program to Sen. Joseph C. O'Ma- houcy's Joint Congressional Com- ican who got out was Mrs. Shura Lewis, married to an ex-American embassy employe -in Moscow. Mrs. Lewis got a lot of publicity last year lor making a pro-Soviet speech mittee on Economics. The whole | before a high school group In Wash- case had to be presented by Vice" Chairman Leon Keyserling and the ington. . • • August E. Staley, Jr., chief of the Norwegian section of Economic Co-operation Administration, was called before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to tell about t'cs'tify "before The For- his part of the Marshall Plan re- Republican third member, John D. Clark. Nourse stayed away from the hearings as a matter of personal principle. Last year he turned down Sen. Arthur Vandenbcrg's Invitation to eign Relations Committee on the 1 covcry "Nourse Report" on the Marshall Plan. Nourse believes that as chair- program. man of the council he is a confidential adviser to the President. He wants to keep the relationship on that basis, so will not te*ify. Expulsions May Form FalUrn Soviet Russia's expulsion of Somebody asked him how many men were in his section. "Thirteen and a half," said 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Virginia McCall of St. Louis has arrived to spend a month will Mrs. A. M. Butt. Miss McCall formerly lived here. Alvin Huffman. Jr.. returned t< Mississippi college, Clinton, Miss after having undergone an oper ation at the Baptist Hospital. Mem phis. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Huflnia' were with him. Miss Jennie Wren Dilahunty ha as her guest lor the' weekend. Mis Staley calmly, chairman Tom Con- nally'shook out his curls and looked surprised. "Thirteen and a hall?" he asked. "Oh yes," said Staley. "I have to share one man half time with the Danish section." IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent Seeing Is Believing A printers' slrike which closed Buenos Aires newspapers has proved again that seeing is beU-ivinx. Radio stations increased their news programs in an effort to fill the gap, but this did not keep down a wild crop ol rumors that sprang up immediately. The government had closed the papers to conceal from the people what the constituent assembly was doing in rewriting the country's constitution. A general slrike was about to be called. Jackson lo pursur Ihr Scmiuoies into the Kloiirias, then the properly of Spain. Lincoln did so in 1861. when lie increased the size ol the Army and Navy and called for 60.000 volunteers. McKmley did so in ordering American troops, along with soldiers of other nations, lo put down the Boxer rebellion. Both Taft and Coolidge sent Marines Into Nicaragua without congressional sanction. Wilson sent our armed forces Inlo action live tunes. Including ihr AichanRCl invasion ot Russia without such sanction. U was an act o[ war lor Franklin Roosevelt lo send 50 drstvoycrs lo Britain before we entered the conflict. In case of a major war, ol no President would fully commit the country without ooiug before Congress. Nevertheless, he can so conduct his lorcign policy as to commit the nations Honor and make congressional approval automatic. We have lor a long lime been wagniK » cold war with Russia H Russia should decide lo make it a hoi war by allackinR Western Europe, the United Stairs would be Involved, Atlantic pact or no Atlantic pact. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY The country owes tue veterans a right lo re- adjusunent into nis community life, and a chance lo get started as a civilian. But. :he country does not owe the veteran R handout.—Joseph C. Clore'.y, Jr.. national vice chairman. AVC, opposing pensions for aged vct.s. HOLLYWOOD INEA) — Hollywood got a shock from a movie survey just released by the Allied States Association of Exhibitor*;, representing small town and small neighborhood theaters in 32 slates. Thr shock w»» that it's high- | priced rpic* are l»yinR rgns. | The worst grosscrs in the small towns and small neighborhoods tor 1948 were: "Captain Prom Castile," "Gentleman's Agreement," "The Big Clock." "Miracle ol tlic Bells," "The Pirate," "Down lo Earth," "Lady in Ermine, I" r c a s u r e of Sierra Marlro," "Time of Your Lite," "Arcii of Triumph," "Naked City" and "Emperor Waltz." Ouch! The most prolitablc itlms in'tlio same areas were: "Fuller Brush Man. "Green Grass of Wyoming." "My Wild Irish," "Easter Parade," "Best Years of On." Live.s," "Scudda Hoc. Scudda Hay." "Wistful Widow ol Wagon Gap," "Road to Rio," "Bride Goes Wild," "Silting Pretty." "Green Dolp'iin street" and "Southern Yankee." Pjmiil.v Themes Wanlrd The exhibitors complained that Hollywood is making pictures tor sophisticated Broadway instead ot for neighborhood and small-towi theaters. Yelled the exhibitor* 'Gel back lo making family themi* animal and outdoor pictures, :vc tiqn and adventure, including westerns, musical comedies and biographies." Hollywood's economy wave continues lo provide m<v.t of the g*i;s making Inc. rounds. Millon Hill told this one: Seems an who is beginning to feel the pinch is having chinchilla seat covers made for her convertible—to save wear on 'he mink upholstery. "Pinky" at Fox. Tln-tc of the biggest grossing liims al the moment arc "Rod Shi.e.s." "Red River" and "Wake of the Rod Witch"—all in the black Republic- i., predicting big things for 'The Red Pony." All of which els producer Harry Popkin :o think he should hire Red Skelton to Mai in "The Phony" and retitle it The Red Phony." .Martha Vickrrs, I hear, may R«> lo I, as Vi-sas for a ctuiek divorce sd .she ran become Mrs. Mickey P.ounry In a hurry. Back on Top Prediction: Van Johnson's "er- ovmance opixxsile Loretta Young in Mother Wa.s a Freshman" will put back in the bobby-.^oxcrs' hit McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Wind Bridge Player Wins Difficult Bid 1 have Just finished a game of cassino. While I must admit defeat, It Is only because I was playing against a line cassino player, namcl.y. Miss Betty Clark, the blind 12-year-old wonder girl. She came up lo see me right after her graduation from one ol New York's public schools as an honor student tournaments. Today's hand is on that I saw "Pat" play. He lost the first two club tricl. When East led the eight of heart "Pat" won it in dummy with tl jack, then ran off three spad tricks, discarding a club from own hand on the third spade. Next he played the jack of present problem of world peace. But that isn't quite the whole story. For Grady has demonstrated I that it's a good thing for a man I to get his mind off his troubles | sometimes. Too much brooding bad, for it is likely to produce ob- | sessions. And obsessions can lead to disasters. * I raise this subject because I've been encountering a lot of people who are adopting the attitude that the whole world Is heading straight for hades. They accept another global war as inevitable. "Civilization" is going to be "destroyed"— whatever that means. Well, sometimes it's thinking un- eallhful thoughts that produces I .healthful events. That's not cw idea, for we read in Proverbs •garding man that "As he think- , ,h in his heart, so Is he." There Is a Brighter Side That's not lo say we should dis- ard all our fears, for these are times and we certainly must ake thought for the future. However, the thesis ol the inevit- bility of disaster isn't warranted, s thing look from here. In this connection I was much iiterestcd in an impression gained luring an audience with Pope Pius XII by Associated Press Correspon- lents "Charles H. Ouptill and John ». McKnight on the tenth annlver- ary of the Pontiff's reign. The Pope Enve the impression hat he in no wny despaired because, the "peace with justice," to which he dedicated his pontificate has not yet dawned. We are going to have peace one of these days. The consensus of close observers is that another world war isn't inivtable by any means. It could come -but fate hasn't decreed It as unavoidable. Construvtive and hopeful thinking will bridge a lot of chasms. Thanks a lot, Grady. L1CAV ."• t" — J - _ .,, monds. When East covered, Pat won the trick with the ace of diamonds, milled the ten ol cubs m dummy with seven of hearts, and returned » small diamond which East won. Now. regardless of what East returned. "Pat" would discard his nine of diamonds and trump in dummy with the queen of hearts. "He won the last three tricks with the ace. king and ten of hearts. Slicker Puts If Over FORT WORTH, Tex. (UP)—Officers here learned a new wrinkle In forgery. An ex-convict walked into a store, bought two shirts and asked that they be sent to a certain congressman, who "is my very EOM! friend." He then pocketed' S7.50 change from a S15 forged check. Ida Fiances Mctz and Margurctc Reese of Jonesboro. who came over for Ihe basketball tournament and the dance at the woman's Club. Wading Bird vln The heroes of World War 1 and II will b? competing on ihe movie tiuro* .soon. Warucr Brothers will reissue "Sergeant York" the .siuuc unit Audie Murphy's "Bad Boy" is showing. . . . Bob Taylor will shave lhat famous mustache lor his role ot an Indian in Devil .s Doorway." Modern scalping touch. . . . M-G-M hopes Lionel B:\rrymoi e's doctors will let him play ihr role of the publisher in "Openiion Malaya" without the aid o[ hi.s wheelchair. . . . J. Car- nn; N:ii.<h gets the role of Siltug Bui; m "Annie Get Your Gun." Tournament— South WCT» North IV Paw 'NT Pas? Pass ' * 4 V Double P»«* VERTICAL 1 Speeding 2 State ot being behind 3 Very cold 4 Left side fab.) 5 Alone 6 Wnr god More orfiOl that modest bu movies can make money. " Search" cast »230.0CO. U will over R million and a half. . . Uis< Jennifer Jonc» The gros Pcv>,jle 1'kc lo hear Doris D.O' .sin,;. Mfrlcx). But it's also tun to h.Mcn to Doris Day talk. Sh" Inlk.s low and throaty, in alnuxst a whisper, and yet it is breathless. Every sentence comes 0111 as if .shed just run a 100-yard 1 Alter only one movie. Doris is No. 1 In thi' fain mail department, at Warner Brothers. She has two move rhckevs coming tip, "My Dream Is Yours." and "It's a Great 9 Recede 10 Sets 11 Beliefs 16 Depart You are not conscience of th fact that Betty Is b\lnd after bein with her for a tew minutes an learning about some of the thing she can do. She roller-skate dances, and likes lo swim She is the only child In the United Stales who has her own radio show on a net work. The show is called, "Betty Clark Sings " and Is heared every Sunday afternoon over the ABC chaIn, Betty wauled to know if she could learn how to play bridge and I told her about J. Patrick Dunne, the fine blind player who has part- llcipalcd in many championship HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted wading bird S Was seated 8 Retained 12 Parts of circles IS Mineral rock 14 Competent 15 It has a harsh 7 Canvas shelter R Kgyplian spirit 16 Valley? 18 Prohibit 19That is (ob ) 20 Mi>l« chicken 22 Cerium (symbol) 23 Title 25 Help 27 Stern 28 Deprivation 29 Nickel (symbol) .10 Behold 1 . 31 Preposition 32 Pronoun 33 Footless 35 Depression SBEat 39 Bewildered 40 Correlative of either 41 Serpent 47 Boy's M A T F S T F IE. s s 5 A N A r T 1 V A N 1 g o r-| T Ff F T ft R X A S 1 O F? F G e c A D 1 t •> i> - N A P A R U E T /N "A t- 1\ ^ / R t T A LJ 1 \ H S h s ^ PI p r= S I E A S O N E R 1_ f\ t X_ T E= * ,s U 1 w H U e A i> t ^ family 24 Pel servant 2(5 Constellation 33 Worships 34 Sea robber 17 Compass point 36 Tidier 20 Rccaller 37 Ability 21 It belongs to the 42 Diminutive suffix 43 Wharf 44 Story 4fi Irritate? 46 Note of scale 49 Pedal digit SI Girl's natr.e S3 North Dakota <ab.) 55 Type measort n nickname TiD Coronet 51 Consumed .Y2 Famous English school M Large deer 55 Paradise 56 Plant 5< I>gal mftttff S8 Markei

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