The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 224, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 20, 1949 Page: 3 of 8
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Between the Lines
By Lao Anavi, A-P Writer.
It it will |je a long story,
a ml we may as well get used to
hearing it in serialized form. If it
ends in pointlcssness and perhaps
tragedy, it will he the fault of
both the United St*tes-«ad Great
KVitain. If it emfs'in a settled and
happy world, it will reflect to the
glory and the pride of the two
The United States, partly
throuh its own efforts and part-
ly through the misfortune of
others, has heroine the wealthiest
and mightiest nation of the world.
Great Britain, because of two | 8nd |„|#nds, K0Vernment* an jndi-
uars and liecause of the obsolete | v]<jui)|_s are busy reckoning and
footsteps. It is not unlikely, cither,
that countries beyond the iron
curtain will follow spit.
This gives an idea of the impor-
tance of the Knglish pound as a
medium of exchange. It gives an
idea of the vast and intricate net-
work of Britain’s political and
economic influence. Literally half
the world has been affected by
the decision to lower the value of
the pound by tTtirty per cent. In
Canada and in Hongkong, in Ar-
gentina and in Poland, in India
and the fur reaches of Australia,
in continents and subcontinents
nature of its makeup, cannot as-
pire Uuthe rank held by the Uni-
ted fymfSr nr by that of the Sov-
iet Unff't, a poor second.
But f^tritain controls, or domi-
nates • nr has the allegiance and
affection of » good portion of.the
worlds surface and population.
Britain nmwaCLUt consist of a huge
and develnfWr land mass like the
United Stated or the Soviet Un-
ion It may not. have the central-
ized indmdj and manpower en-
joyed two top nations..
But it does have prestige, histori-
cal continuity and long experience
in dealing with world law and or-
der. Britain is not only the mother
of modern parliaments, it is also
the mother nation of the Anglo-
All these things Lave a trem-
endot^s value politically ami econ-
oniy fair that Eng-
apitalize on them
whenever tin opportunity presents
itself. At the -am* time, though,
it should not try to commit itself
beyond its powers. There is such |
a thing as ton small a heart foi j
The Coke family ail enjoyed a
pleasant day at the City Park,
Sunday, September 18th. Dinner
was served at 1 p. m, Then we all
tjook pictures in- the afternoon.
Re present were Mr. and
). M. Coke, Sr, end children,
,iop, Connie, Mary, Doris and son,
little l&ibert Lee of City, Mr. and
Mrs. A). L. Coke and son, Charles
of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Red-
dings and mother, Mrs. Wallace of
this city, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Coke
and children, Mack, David and
Diane of Baxterville, Mississippi,
Mr, and Mrs. Eugene Hicks ahd
son, Donnie, Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Tex. Enjoys Spring Day
In Fall as Planes Scout
Coast (or Hurricane
While the action has caused
much concern to a lot of nations,
it is nothing to the heartaches it
will bring about in England- The
price <yf some foodstuffs will go
up. Already, there has been a rush
for staples. .There is every possi*. |
bility that the average cost of
food will go up us much as twenty.
Coke and son, Jerry, and their
niece Barbara Martin, Mr. and
Mrs. 1). M. Coke, Jr., and son,
Larr>% all of Dallas, Mr. and-Mrs.
Henry Coke and daughter, Linda! town.
j of this city. The grandchildren,
WAITING TO BE IDENTIFIED—Next-of-kin file slowly through a makeshift morgue : Mr. ami Mrs. Ottis Craig and son,
in Toronto, Canada, as thtty try to identify victims of the Noronjc steamship lire. The Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Sallfe Me
disaster claimed at least 205 lives. (NLA Telephoto). v
I/I, AuoetaUd Prut)
Dallas, Sept, 20—Texas was
having a day of mild temperatures
today and partly cloudy skies. No
rain was reported, and none was
The overnight minimum ranged
from 57 degrees at Guadalupe
Pass, 58 at Texarkana and 58 at
Marfa on up to 7fi degrees at
Brownsville, in the Southern tip
of the state.
A wave of light to heavy rain
swept across the state yesterday
when a weak cool wave moved in.
Minor property damage was re-
ported at Dallas, Laredo and Bay-
tives have spotted two suspicious
characters on the weather man
One of them is located out in the
Gulf of Mexico, about eight-hund. Sg|
red to nine-hundred miles west of ;
Miami, Florida, or three-hundred |
miles southwest of New Orleans. J
Navy snooper planes from Cor-
pus Christi and other points were
dispatched to smell out any pos-
eibie threat of a new tropical
Were her lips a passport to
freedom . . . or a one-way ticket
to destruction? See Marta Toren
"Illegal Entry”, at the Carna-
The fuss and excitement about
lowering the British pound has
sort of obscured a very important
event from the point of view of
As has been pointed out lie-
fore, devaluation Is a double-edg-
ed sword. True enough, it will al-
low Britain to sell more goods in i proraisinir indeed.
the spread of evil theories in oun
Besides, there’s the matter of
American prestige. The Western
Hemisphere, led by the United
world peace and uitity. Another : States, is very active in spreading
assembly of the United Nations j the good word about democracy, ft
is meeting Ml Flushing Meadows, I wouldn’t do at all to have th-
New York, and the outlook seems j people abroad think that this is
the United States and elsewhere
but it will also force Britain to
pay hither prices for commodities
and raw materials. The British i ()f United States and other na-
a disorderly and dissatisfied henii-
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei sphere. All efforts should be made
Vishinaky has spoken hopefullyU cn<J th(J mifli(,tH in the Carib-
about it all. .So have the diplomats
Today In History
; Dill and sons, Johnny and Jackie,
! all of Mt. Pleasant. Those visiting
' in the afternoon were Mr. and
i Mis. Luther Hedrick and son, Lu-
jther Frank of.-Grand Prairie and
j Miss Novell Wilhorn of ihis .city.
Everyone hacf a grand time.—Ke*
government, will have to pay more
for American tobacco in terms of
the pound — thitry per cent more,
as much as the pound was deval-
It is quite likely that British
labor will now he more insistent
on its demands for higher wages.
Whether the Labor Government
will remain as adamant as in the
past is another question. The* fact
that workers will have to pay
more for their food is bound to
be a factor in the situation.
In the fins! analysis, therefore,
the devaluation of the pound may
not prove as much of a boon as
it is expected to be There will
hare to he numerous adjustments
all along the
In a way, ttjjjjjjig losers will be
my domains, some of them will j lHot* who w ere forced to «*ll their
have to do without it for a Ahlle." |"bare* and stocks in industries
that have been nationaliaed. the
investors and those who saved for
too large a body. It cannot pump j
enough blood, and if it tries to j
lie adequate it risks death for both
the heart arid the body.
PuLJbvrv is another pump. A |
strong heart The 1 nit-
can complement the 1
j i ngland *ui. benefit to
r<i to the British common-!
Biila n cannot say “If I J
w or V
cannot, pump enough blood for all j
tions. large and small. While no
one is very sure about it, there tain,
afe indications that, the Soviet |
Union is in a mood for further
it is significant that the Soviet )
Union has agieed to a new attempt
to settle the long East West di»- i
pute over Austria's future. This j
ha» nothing to do with the U-N |
General Assembly, of course, but j
it does give a due as to the Sov- |
iet State of mind.
American officials have expres- i
»ed some skepticism over the out- j
come. The Austrian issue has been
jim the fouHpower agenda for
years, so to speak. Every time!
the Big Four were near agree- i
ment, Soviet delegates found some :
excuse to stop progress — to ob- j
struct and harass
It may he different this time,
however. The Russians may want
to dear up the Austrian question ;
bean and elsewhere in Latin Amer-
ica. We all have a position to main-
(TuetcUy, September 20th)
On this day in 178.7, the Amcii-! ported.
cun frigate, Old Ironsides, wasj____________"—,--------------—-J-
launched. This w'aa the day ini
1870 when the National Unifiea- jthe ran* ,,f MaJ,’r <,t'm'ral in l ec-
tion of Italy was achieved. j ;,/'nltion of h,s •*crvice
Sixty -eight years ago today,I Philippines,
Chester A. Arthur took the oath! Eight years ago today, the Ger-
of office as President of the Uni-j mans entered Kiev, third larg-
ted States. cut city in Russia. It’s just five
Forty-three years ago today.1 years since American troops cap-
John J. Pershing was promoted to - lured the Britanriy Port of Brest.
There i» no room for this type
of mentality anymore. The world
. ,i , _ a rainy day. Their stocks
is becoming too small for any one j t ,' f , ,
nation to keep large private pre-
serve- of '.in-, kind
alignment cannot, permit ttagna ......
So far as the United States i*1 tru‘c a''‘> that thp>' ar«
to make a number of concessions
and proceed to larger and more
have* kept ths-ir value whereas the complicated issues. Th< re is good
The Western mon*Y they *r«*t ha* depreciated reason to think that they are
_ by one-third. i very anxious
tion and discontent
Uon of it* vast territories. Goods j concerned, it will be quite *orn .
and food must be distributed and j time before benefit* and losses !ln °bUhn this truce
work must be provided for ail the j due to the cheapening of the! 1,1 “ ! '*- l!< specu a ion
pound can be computed There is ! Th*r« ■* “>* L N
....... j no question in anybody’s mind : prwwds. It
Eir»pean nation* can , that we shall be faced with many | *uuId b* foolhardy indeed to make
not do it. th< Unites! State* must i handicaps w hen we start out to *ny predictions about th« Rua-
hf allowed to step in and make compete agalnat Britain and other j ^
: western countries in world mar
member* of the Western commun-
ity If France, and other
up for the deficiency.
be competition and) ket*. But some of these handi-
and they are
! about it.
not telling anyone
Turning to other matU'rs, Sec-
rurs "" t::: *-........
ro* A SAfeTf_
CHICK ahd tKTVT BLANK
, Thei> '
•- *•*■' *.....*"■* v»iu* «»»■■ * *-p-' pa... :rjr.;r» iin ;X“. i
There i* one angle which ha* , . ' .
been overlooked by moat and
which may provide a source ofj
comfort for both Britain and the . , . , ... .
, i it (bar that this country will
1 mted States. The tounat. bust* j , , c, , ’
. , strongly oppose aggression
ness »i certain y pick up in vol-
State* and it* friends and allies
in Europe an<i elsewhere. The
giant must be given work to do
or tM vfcd! get fretful and diasatia-
Th«*i(^'iav be full partnership
and cofSition i i.ren*hip in the fu-
ture »\V (fie*! »e must learn to
live i i> We must Warn to
be tm»* if i*h The field for co-
operation is unlimited. The Unit-
ed State* mu*t.have scope for it*
The recent Washington econ-
omic talk* resulted in drafting a
ha* called on Latin , America to
| join with the UftitPd States and
end this constant strife. He made
umc. Just think, an American will
j have «.« much enjoyment visiting
j England with two-third* the mon-
; ey he expected to spend only three
A* the British well know, the
most profitable field in terms of
dollar* i* the American tourist
, busintM. More Americans will be
plan fbr economic co-operation be- encouraged to visit England than
or plot -
nation of this !
ting against any
Many folks on both sides of
the border will have a sigh of re-
lief at the announcement. The
turmoil in Central America and
further to thP South ha* been ter-
ribly costly. It also had led to
'1 in thy past —- perhap* two and
tween the United States, the Bri-
tish Commonwealth, and the non- j three"!Urne* the volume.
Communist world at large. This
is fine as far a* it goes, hut it i*
the way to build up the edifice that
count*. The United State* already
has given proof of it* generosity
and open-mindedness. It i* now up
to Britain and our other friend*
to prove that a two-way traffic
lane can be established.
The echoes of the devaluation
of the pound are still going back
and forth aero** the world. Eigh-
teen countries have devalued their
currency in step with the drop
of the pound. Many other* have
either "revalued their money or
are in the process of doing so. Iti
all, it may be expected that thirty
nation* w^Il follow in Britain’s
, • V U A L: .
The’n think of the intangible
benefit* to be derived from this !
travel exchange. More Americans
wrll get acquainted with their j
British cousins than ever before. !
Who know* but that some day a
vi*lt to Britain will be the ob- j
jertlvrj of the average American,
family. There i* some darknesa on
the horiaon, but it’* not so dark
that we can’t see a brighter fu- I
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Bagwell, Eric. The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 224, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 20, 1949, newspaper, September 20, 1949; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth813502/m1/3/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.