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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 12, 1951
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WGITf (ARK.)" COURIER MEWS THTJKSBAY, APK1T, 12, 1951 Tlrt BLYTHEVILLE COURIEIl KtWI TUB COURIER HEW» OO. •. W. HAINE8, Publisher HAKRY A- HAINE8. As.lsUnt PublL'hw A. *. PREDRICKSON, Editor »AUL D. HUMAN. Adrcrtltlng Manager Bol* National Advertising Representation: W»ll«e« Witmer Co., New York, Chlc»«° .Dtlroit AtlinU, Memphis. Entered »i wcond elms matttr at the post- orfu* »» Bljtherille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- CT*M. October ». 1917 Member o.' The Associated Prc&s SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In tht city ol Blylhevilli or anj suburban town where carrier aorvlce Is maintained, 2S« ptr week. Bj mall, willlln a radius ol 50 mile: 15.00 per year. »2.5« (or lii months, 11.25 [or three months; by mall ouUilde 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And thtv Jhill scoff at the. kinjs, ind the prince* ihall IH a icorn unto them: ther shall 4i-rirk tvery slronjc hold; Jor thc.v shall heap 4»4, and lake It.—Hahakkuk 1:10. * * * Thou mayst from law, but not from scorn iwcape. The pointed linger, cold, at'crted eye, jmulted virtue's hiss, ihou canst not fly. —Charles Sprague. Barbs Already appearing in magazines are the ads /or summer camps—those places where little buys fo for mother's vacation. * * * Hew w« all envy Unrlt Sam. He finishes hli spring ckanlnx .Vfarch 15. * * * A survey showed that modern students are taller than their fathers. We'll bet we know why dad is short. * * + Some people fo hungry for fear o( blllnj off Bor« than they can chew. * • * Daylight savings aoon Kill be hert ftgaln In »oni« citiei. At least people will be able to save •omething during the summer. n*\ pl»e« In th« ip«clfi« planning »nd [ «xecution ol « program for military de- dens*. If this experience is any criterion, in event of * sudden attack by R hostile' power, we might be lost before the Ren»te could finish the first "whereas" in «. preamble to » resolution demanding action. Because the Senate insisted on penalizing Mr. Truman for his oversights, the nation has had to pay a high price. The resolution endorsing dispatch of troops leaves our purpose blurred and uncertain. Europe knows four divisions are coming, but it doesn't really know what to expect after that. This was the psychological moment to boost Ktirope's confidence. By focuss- ing narrowly on its own concerns as they relate to the President ,the Senate has all but let that moment slip away. The very least thr. lawmakers can do now is to consider Mr. Truman properly disciplined and to get nn w ith the far more important job of building an impregnable European defense against Russian communism. The goal still may be reached. But it. will never be attained unless the legislators put away their officers' caps and military maps and go back to their own knitting. Views of Others Despite Its 'Troops' Victory, Congress No General Staff After three tedious months, the "great debate" over dispatch of more U. S. troops to Europe is ended in the Senate. As finally adopted, Lhe Senate resolutions on the issue approve the sending- of four more divisions to become part of General Eisenhower's European defense army. But it is stipulated that no additional ground forces be committed "without further congressional approval." This proviso docs not have the force of law, and Mr. Truman can ignore it 'if he wants. But that it was incorporated in the resolutions at all represented a sharp defeat for the President. No question about it, he invited » rebuff from Congress when he declined to consult its leaders on the troops issue at the start. As an old senator, he ought to have known that the way to win the support of Congress is not to ignore it. The Senate especially is jealous of its role in foreign affairs, and it responded as any observer might, have predicted it would. The desire to slap Mr .Truman down was only whetted by the RFC disclosures and other events which plunged the President's prestige to a new low. Now the Senate has gained a measure of revenge against him. For the nation's safety, it would be best if the defeat administered him be viewed on al! sides as a lesson for the ('resident in how to get along with Congress. It would be most unfortunate if it were taken to mean that the lawmakers ought to have any large vole in military affairs. Certainly the President should consult with top congressional leaders on any major use of American armed force —particularly anything so vital as participation in a big European defense army. If they have good sense, the lawmakers will interpret "congressional approval" to mean this practice of consultation. To demand that the Senate actually debate and vote upon every proposal to send additional units to Europe or any strategy Our potential enemies would need only to follow the Congressional lie- cord to keep themselves fully informed of our plans. The process by which these Senate resolutions were produced ought to be proof enough that Congress is not by nature fit io serve as a military general staff. Three months of contorting phrases, sweating over commas, hacking «ii(i filling, all this to achieve a result thai might have been had in a few short weeks. It is inconceivable that anyone should believe this endless sentence-worrying, this uncontrolled indulgence in talk to the extreme of weary repetition, has any 'Intelligence' Deferments Response to the Trutnan-Hershcy project for nationwide Intelligence tests to qualify college students for draft deferment does not appear generally lo be enthusiastic. H probably will be less popular as more people consider lls implications a* another step away from thft principle which calls for (quality of >acriflc< and Krvlct In th« national defens«. Since the beginning of the Korean war, the Army has rejected hundreds of thousands of youngsters for service because they failed to come up to Intelligence standards arbitrarily s«t, Now, at the olhcr end of the intelligence scale, hundreds of thousands are to be exempted from service because they are above average. To narrow thin the group of young men called .on to giv« aeveral years of their lives to military *«rvic« cannot be made to fit with American democratic practices. No general fault hai been found wilh lh« part of the program deferring able college stn- rient* for scientific or specialized study that will prepare them for services the country will need • s much as It needs toot .soldiers. The current provisions for th* deferment of a percentage of each c.lajs to satisfy thl« requirement are more than liberal. ^ Avowedly the intelligence test project. Is to broaden the exempted group. A certain unnamed relative gride Sn the test may exempt the slu- dent Irrespective of his standing In class. Actually the questions will measure reading comprenen- »ion rather than the stude/nt'i (und of Information, and ai now planned will open the way for the deferment of many height but lar.y students who may have no intention of seriously pursuing studies that would fit them for useful scientific or professional work. Tf Ihe selective service administration unwisely wished to broaden the deferment group, It could easily lime increased the percentages of the college classes to be exempted. It seems likely, therefore, that a desire to experiment on a nationwide scale with "Intelligence testing" figured •omewhat In the adoption of the program. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Controlling Schools Okay, Mister, Do Your Stuff! Repercussions Great In MacArthur firing By UtAVlTT MacKF.NKIE AI> Portion Affairs Analyit President Truman's removal of General Douglas MacAiihur from Peter fdson'j Washington Column— Risky Maneuvers Test Practicality Of Air-Dropping Troops in AJaska The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M, D, Written for NKA Service Today's first two questions deal with different aspect.* of the thyroid eland problem, Q—I have a nnmiA 27 metabolism and. have been taking thyroid pills. In Lime will this bring my metabolism to norm A I and will I have H normal weight instead of being too heavy? • L L. A—A consistently metabolic rate around minus Z1 Is below normal and thyroid extract could probably cific he given in a dose which would bring 11 closer to what It should h*. I'tnvcrcr. In all likelihood the pills will have to he taken Indefinitely. The thyroid extract may or may not help the weight; diet !» usually in n re important. Q—I have an overaclive thyroid with a metabolism R round phis nnd plus 18- I have taken lour drops of Iodine a day for the past eight years, win that do any harm? My complaints are fatigue, dizziness. tenseness, and excitability. H. M. \ —Kew doctors would advise just this kind of treatment for an orer- aclivr, thyroid, assuming that It Is really a toxic jjoilrr. If you have true toxic condition of the thy- oid, and operation or one of the nrwrr antHhyrold rtrugs would h« more likely to bring permanent r«- lef. Q—I have read about eye. banks. bone banks, blood banks, etc. Would t be possible similarly to transplant Hie scalp ol a deceased per- l-o Ihfl head of a. live person who Is totally bald? A. V. F. ,S—This is an Intrh-ulnff Idea, Mil ! have never heard of 1 Ni tried. • • • Q I have heard tt «ald that there Is always one in n set of twins his Pacific command will reverberate in every nook and cranny of the civilized world, Its repercussions will bft great both militarily and politically. When the Associated offic« In New York telephoned me at my home in the early morning hoursto tell me the news, my immediate.™ action was something like what I had experienced when learning of great upheavals like the opening of world war. H WHS n reeling of tremendous crisis. True, there had been signs in Washington that something of this sort might happen. Still the actual new* was stunning. One suspects that tliU will be the reaction generally, Mac Arthur's name is known around the globo a.t leader of thp, historic world war drive across the Islands of the Pa- gu tiding influence in th* WASHINGTON— (NEA>— One of thft most 'Important military maneuvers ever attempted Is now in progress in Alaska. Called "Fire- step." It Involves parachuting the 505lh Airborne In- civilian detent. Main military factor I* io aee whether or not airborne troops roulcl be moved to Alaska from Fort Braae. North Carolina, para- Iroop base with sufficient- speed to fantry Regiment'put up adequate defense. 0< tht famed 82nd Inspired Talk Alrborne Division, I Biz, bald and blue-eyed French plus a supporting! Foreign Minister Robert Schuman battery ol 105-i had to do all the official negotia- mm. howitzers and* Un? for his government during the a platoon of airborne engineers. visit of French Presdient Vincent Auriol to Washington. Asked if he This is the first i had an official agenda for his talks time use of air-j with U.S. Secretary ol State Dean borne troops has i Acheson, the French diplomat and Peter Edson~ ever been a'.terop- i author'of (he famed Schurnan Plan is j replied, "Oh, we follnu' our inspira- is.'tion!" Then he added. "It's easier The survival problem is tough (orjto talk to Mr. Acheson without an men who might be injured in thej agenda than it Is to talk tn a Four- ted in Alaskan maneuvers. It considered extremely dar.gcroi rtrop snd unable to group with their Power Council of Foreign Ministers meeting with an agenda." comrades in mountain wilderness. Practically the whole of Alaska Is involved in the maneuver. It will ] deputies, now tains; last over 24 tfays. Main purpose or Minister Schiiman remarked: ' the Firestep game is to, test Alaska's j takes them four weeks to arranl defense* Canada Is participating in;aeenda, it will take four months of the exercise and the territorial ?ov-j debate in conference." ernment of Alaska Is also testing' rui Mnre Fisht Into Arm.* On the talks of the Four-Power In Paris "H it ge an The bis gripe aboy. manpower waste in the armed fortes Is beginning to pay off, In a \mall way Army Secretary Frank pace has announced a 3 per cent acdition ti combat strength by eliminates non essential jobs. He hopes to a^d an other 3 per cent to combat strength n the near future by hiring t) civilians to replace soldiers in rear areas. Before the Korean • broke out. only 3R per cent of U.? troops were In combat tin Its. Sine the fighting be£an, 70 per cent of' : the 750,000 added troops have gone i into combat units. ! Snappy Comeback j Defense Moblllzcr Charles E. U'il- who never be able to have children. It this true, or an "old ves tale"? \— It Is not (rat. J. M. 5. Q—What would blcod In the bowel waste indicate? It has happened lo me twice. W. R. H. A—This meani Weeding *om«- \vh*°re almij the cours* of the dl- KCSllve tract. It calls for a risH tn ihe rinctor .so that (he source and location can tie properly Identified and the appropriate treatment started without delay, Q—Can nervousness cause heart palpitations? M. V. W. A—Yes, Init o,l« miiirt m son was told that CIO President I firtl '»"« '* ' Phil Murray had said. "AH Lhe rep- ! sonic disease of the heart KM!!. resent atives of labor who 'walked out' on defense jobs in the government could be put In one taxEcab." Commented Wilson: "Yen! I've seen one of those acts In the circus before." An Idea Fraught \Vitli Interest David E. Lilienthal, ex-TVA and Atomic Energy Commission head, recently returned from See F.I>SON On pajje trip IN HOLLYWOOD By ER^KINK JOHNSON XKA St^ff Corrpspomlml In New York, Governor Ocwey has signed a bill requiring high schools to teach democracy as part of American history courses. The obvious comment is, this is a Rood thing. But the proper comment is that slates must ttftgc a constant fight to keep control of their schools and what is taught in them. The Stale of New York, operating through representatives elected from the grass roots, Is the agency to say what is taught and what Is not taught. From here an New York, Texas nud every other stale will be under constant pressure to have courses and textbooks directed from Hie United Slate.-; Olficc of Education In Washington. That is the danger. Never let it happen- After HiUcr burned Ihe Rclchslag he look two immediate steps: He seized (he newspapers and seized the schools. ?Yom that moment on the Third Reich uas In control. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS HOLLYWOOD (N E Al — The augh Parade: Broadway producer Jerf Harris is stitt burning. Shortly before David Niven be?an his co-starring role with Joan Caultield in "The Lady Says No." he attended a Hollywood party and How H's I>OIIR Shortly after Peter Lawford had introduced Sharman Douglas t« his mother, Lady Law ford, Shartnan paid a visit to the Law ford manse to have a private chat, with "'the charming English-woman. Lady Lawford insisted on talking met. nmonR the cnests, a short.] about ihe "shoc-feins" can-can that dark man. L^ter in the evening. hisjSbarman had performed with Prin- naked about his New York exrwrienceA and Niven said loudly snd emphatically: "Television be done on film. 'Hie live camera work is ghastly, Everybody, men and women alike. all come out locking like Jed Har- Suddenly Niven's voice trailed ofl j lo sncl he cast a horror-stricken lor* v-s Margaret Rose a I, a benefit affair ro the consternation of Parliament. "Perhaps I shouldn't ask this," Latiy La-,vford said, "but would you please do the can-can for me?" Sharman obliged but [or the next half-hour Lady Lawforrt proceeded from a recent teain match. The declarer at one table was a good bidder, while Lhe declarer at the other table was a, good player. In the first room, the good bidder reached the excellent contract of .six spades as .shown in the diagram. West opened the queen of diamonds, and dummy won with king. Now Mr. Good Bidder low spade from dummy. East Q—Is it possible to become pregnant after both ovaries are removed? a remolding and rehabilitation of a .defeated Japan, and finally as commander in chief of the United Nations military intervention in Korea. Debate Quick to Start Of course, since this represents controversy there necessarily are two sides to the question. Before dawn of this historic clay, wordy arguments were under way between supporters and opponents of Mac- Art li\ir. President Truman discharged tin five star world-war hero on the grounds that the Reneral had not supported, but publicly had soupj^ to change, the over-all strategy &r the U.N. war against Communist aggression in Korea. That naturnl- ly opens up a debate as to whether MacArthur's proposed strategy was right or wrong. However, that doesn't alter the fact thai the general did issue public statements which greatly disturbed not only Washington but some of our allies notably Britain and France. One of MacArthur's recent proposals which caused strong adverse reaction was his project of opening up » new front against Red China, employing Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist troops on Formosa. Amonj foreign powers Britain and Franca have been bitterly opposed. It was easy to Interpret this proposal a* twins In effect, advocacy of launching a "preventive" U.N. war. That U to nay, the U.N. command would beat Red China to the punch by landing Chiang's llalf million soldiers on the continent, for A grand offensive. MacArthur also was pressing for greater freedom of action In prosecuting the Korean ar, and presumably he would co- rdinate. the two actions. T««*» A»*a More Important bviomly MacArthur believe* hU grand strategy would si nd the United Nations would heir opponents In the great Asiatic heatre. He"hold» be the aramoimt theater of -war—iuore mportant than Europe. That's the way the position ha. 1 * ooked to many U.N. members at ilee Success, and some of them A — No. Th« hnm»n I* form- at thfi short, dark man tn whom he shov: cx-Amba.-sador nauehler how to do bnna-ridc Pari.ilan can-can. "I was a rianrrr hrforc I married had bcrn introduced earlier. •Tin [ris-hltully sorry." ho slam- : Sir sl'lnry," shr Inlil Sharman, mneri. "Ynur name is . . .?" : "and you're dolnt it all wrong." ".led l-arrls.'' came the cold, icy! rr pl v . ! The waiters at a local spot have Trll Kefauvrr ' never quite moveiclt from It. A Dane Clark's favorite n. 5. Pully | you"* story Involves a crap Rame in which j and finishrd a hefty steak n - n ^ Bailer to wl 'ap UP Pully "'is""blithely' H switchins dice, j the hnncs. The waiter returned wilh'ht rcd-hanrtcd with two pairs ) '-he packaged bone; a few minutes In h-s hand. Pully maintain." nn in- | later and said he hoped the dog nocent stare, anrt a deadpan, [lips; would enjoy it. ,<• domUwes and says: | ""OS?" thundered the actor. "Do"Okay—dull Drill's sixlrrn." "''• ll(1 ridiculous, man. Those bone. v . } are [or my agent." ihe led played low, and declarer won with the king of spades in his own hand When West failed tn follow suit,, Mr. Good Blrlrler came to the sickening realization that/he could not make his contract. East was bound to make two trump tricks. East would have the sen to kill rium- ny's jack, after which either his en or bis nine would make a second trump trick. It is easy to 5ce that correct play would prevent East from winning two (rump tricks. After winning ihe first trick with ihc king of diamonds. declarer should lead the jack of spades from the dummy. There is no problem unless one of the opponents has all of the missing trumps, [f West, has all four trumps, he cannot be prevented from winning two tricks. If East has all lour trumps, it is imperative lo lead the jack ol spades from dummy at Incfc two. When the jack of spades is led, ed in (he. »vary and comie there, will h* rmnfi If Vwth have been completely retn«T«d. Q— I am a very young man »nd just lately have tnrf spells of falling unconscious. Could thi a be caused by baci tonsils and adenoids? .. READER. A — The *pdls ar«. alrwrrrt certainly not caused by bad tonsils. However, there ar* sever al imsibilitie Ihchitllnp epilepsy and cartMid slnn syncnpr. Von should he r\a mine and get an accurate irlrntirVatloi uf the cause AS soon as possible. already warned you that Mr. O Player ilocs no; bid very WftU. was in a contract of seven spade. You pays your money and yo takes your choice. have been shivering In their boot* over the poslbilities. 'Ilwy havo believed that such a "preventive" operation might lead to n general On that precis* point, MacArthljr hutn't made any public comment, though on» assumes that he may consider the third world conflict a* being tn all intents already under way. Me hM maintained that th8 open war against Communism M Asia- should have priority over th« defensive plans against ths Reds In Europe. Well, MacArthur's proposals nrt now water over the dam. It remains for time to demonstrate whether the appraisal of this famous military man was correct. It would be R rlramattc step nowj if General MacArthur reUiruwl t^ Hio native land and carried on, as i citizen, his fight for what- h? thinks is right in Asia. Support Answer to Previous Puzzle SO THEY SAY 'I'hcre came a great sense of reltet .(after hc- ing defeated for ft second presidential term.) It was emancipation from a .suit of i.'Conage— A revolution back to personal freedom.—Herbert Hoover. • t » We Americans have always been a peace-loving people. Even today with our sons In combat our thinking and our efforts are directed toward peace.—George Marshall, delcnse secretary. * * * There arc iwo types of starci, nice ones and funny ones. I don't object to being stared Rt provided men don't get that funny look in their eyes.—Joyce Smith, Australian show girl. + + « To gel a good spinning tiger (one which rolls over on command* you have to get, an animal thai Is temperamentally suited. St tins to be Irritable and quick and nervous.—Clyde Beany, wild animal trainer. 15 years Ago In B/yt/jcvif/e— visit every local museum when she loured, she declared, and it would Katharine Hepburn and Vaness ! Brown became staunch friends during the mart tour of (lie Thca- Guilds -As Yon Like It." One it. Kate called Vaiwwa <'««""•'. n. (!. l,in c .«to,i of Number Nine drcsMii? rnom and bcssin lo Hold ]|?f . |)Cn , rlec , rrt p , T .,i (icn t of Ihc fcrth on American museums. Norlh Mlss | 5s ipp| county Farm Bu- Siic always marie it a point- lo rcilj Tlie marriaire of Miss Marie Col. lier anrl P"raiik!in Gllffon was sol- lie a cood idea for Vnucs,sa and the j eninizrd Easter ninrnlne. olhor oast memhcrs lo do the s.vur. | Bl , r , Lyu ,.K. Jr .. v t,\[ return lomro- At noon Ihe following day. Va-!,,>•* to 51. i/>uis where he .Is a \=.-a showed up at the city nui- j student al Washington University. .'cmn and heipn to studv the dircc- . . tory of exhibits. A kintily. \vhitc- j haired guard approached her and | said- ' ! "Vnunr l?<lv. may I suncsl the! li.iscmciil? \Ve've sol Kntliariue llrptnirn :,nri a lot of early Amcri- JACOBY ON BRIDGE ran antiques down there today." nr OSWALD JACOBV \Vrillcn for N'KA Service The Andren-s sisters. Patti. La- W/IO Do You Like, Bidder or Player? vertie and Mrtxiue. arc roncrnlr.-U- tuR en television now. They completed an expensive TV pilot film .some weeks ae,o, A song-phHser visiting the set congratulated them ovi knowms the Uncs. \V!;o:n would you lalhtr S'.ave for a panner—a good bidder whose play is poor or a poor bidder whose play i.s good? Bridge experts debate "We have lo fcnow the lines."! this question, and they usually prc- Patli dead-panned. "We're paying for the aoocl bidder. My own opinon lor this picture." I is IKS', shown by means of » hand NORTH J2 A .1 7 5 4 V K.I 8 » AK . +K863 \VF.ST SAST AN'one * A 10 02 V !> I 3 V 7 6 2 4Q.T10073 »852 + QJ92 +754 SOUTH (D> A K Q 8 6 3 ¥ AQ105 • 64 ' * A 10 N-S,vut. Soiilh n'csl North Kast 1 A 4 * 3 * Pass 3 V Pass 3 * fnss 4 J. Pass 4 V Pass 6 * Pass I'ass Pass Opening lead—* Q East wins wilh his ace. Regardless of the return, dummy wins nnd leads a trump can pla> the nine, but Ronth wins wilh ,'u queen and rc-enicrs dummy in order to linessc thruogli ihe ten o spades. This line of play was adopted bj Mr. Good Player at the second table. He therefore succeeded In maklnp Iwelve Irlck.s. Remember, however, lhal we h.ue HOR!ZOXTAL 57 Erect •1 Depicted piece 53 Unnecessary of furniture ^^:nTICAL 9 It is used to ] Bucket support a 2 Makes 13 Intersticccl mistakes H Heavy blow 3 River in 15.Anger England 16 Correlative of 4 Daybreak eilher 17 Come back 19 Lone Seoul Ob.) 20 Follower 21 Priorily (prefix) (comb, form) 20 Fish 5 Dcei- track 2.1 dels up 6 Allowance for 25 Ester of 22 Symbol for iron 23 Paici notice in a newspaper 2-1 International 2R Peel ' 23 Narrow aperture 31 Blackbird of cuckoo family 32 City in The 33Homnn god e! lire 31 \Vinglike part S5 Killed 37 Plan! part 38 Symbol (or selenium 30 Whirlwind 40 Tridinn mulberry 42 Crow dirt 45 Cleopatra's snnkc \vasle 7 Near 8 Sweel secretion D Kleelors 10 Heaven • personified n Anglo . Saxon tbcow 12 Sea eagle 18 Symbol for erbium oleic acid 2S Cushions 27 Indigo 29 Unoccupied 30 Group of players 36 One who has on 37 Soak up •lODislaul 41 Smooth and unaspiratcd 43 Goddess of tin farlh 44 Paradise 43 Assistant 46 Large-headed nail 47 Marshes 48 TalJcrs 50 Indonesian of Miodanao 52 Bind 55 Symbol for*, neon • ' 56 Rishl line (ab.) 49 Dreaded 51 • IMS many oilier forms and uses 52 Afternoon ,• s-o< ial event .'.3 Tokor slaXt SI 1.ail in a

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