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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER THt BLYTHEVILLE COURtEH NfcWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Role Nitlontl Advertising Representatives: Willace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago .D«troll Atlanta, Mtrnphli. Entered a* second class matter at the post* olftct it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Concrete. October I, 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o! Blythevllle or anj •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. Bj mall, within a radius ot 60 miles 15.00 per jear. »2.50 lor six months. $1.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Cursed be hp (hal doeth the work of Ihe Lord dereitfully, and c»/5P(J h* h? thai Jt«pelh hack his sword from blood.—Jeremiah 18:10. * * * All false practices and affections of knowledge are more odious to' God, and deserve to be so to men, than any want or defect of knowledge can be.—Sprat. Barbs UMT Opponents Trifle With Safety of the Nation The universal military training program, already approved in the Senate, got such a [>ad kicking around in the House, that House military affairs leaders gave up their fight to write UMT into Ian- at this time. .Opponents of the proposal, pushed into the background when things weren't going s 0 W ell, have come bursting forth again with a. display of politics as usual. Chairman Vinson of the House Armed Services Committee watered down the program in hope of saving it, but he was forced to support amendments under which Congress would commit itself now merely to consider "legislative recommendations" to be made later by a special UMT commission. If the Reds were knocking at the gates of PUSLIHII, there would be little trouble gaining approval of UMT or anything else the military said was necessary. But because we presently hold the initiative in Korea and the Russians are making no other menacing gestures, the anti-UMT forces find it more comfortable to listen to the* protesting voices from home. This is no way to make laws. The nation's legislators have a solemn duty to weigh soberly all the factors that bear upon the domestic and foreign issues they must resolve. They have an obligation to take the long view, to look beyond the ebb and flow of transitory events, to recognize that a battle is not a war. The reasons for UMT are valid whether we're in Pyongyang or struggling to hold [ J usan. They're good whether Russia is making warlike moves toward Yugoslavia and Iran, or silting on her hands. To WOK- hot and cold for adequate defense in unison with advance and retreat in Korea or anyivhere else is foolhardy, immature and irresponsible. No citizen can feel too confident about resting his fate in the hands of a lawmaker • who tells the Defense Department in January that it isn't asking enough and then two mouths later—with the basic situation unchanged—declares it is asking too much. Many men on Capitol Hill like to complain that the Administration is a "crisis" government—that it likes to manufacture crises where none exist, in order to get things jammed through Congress. .• It may well be that the Administia- tion has on occasion done just that. But a good many legislators certainly have encouraged this tendency, since they decline to look beyond the ends of thoir noses unless they see immediate and overwhelming danger confronting the country. The bi-utal truth is that some of At least we have the old-timers stopped cold. Who amoni them can remember a worse winter? * + * "More Women Taking fjp Law"—headline. The same old number, hovever, are laying it down. * t » "" I ^formers likely already are worrying about what the bathing girls won't wear this coming eurhmer. . . * * » V. 3. would be a much better place to live In If we'd let the dentists have a monopoly an looking down In the mouth. * *' * Often « nightmare Is Just a dream with her hair in a flock of curlers. them have to be hit over the head with the threat of national destruction before they will act as statesmen rather than as errand boys for the home folks. Russia j s every whit as much our enemy today as two months ago or 10 months ago. She ivill take utmost advantage of every weakness, every faltering stride in America, She will respect only strength. Our military leaders believe UMT Is a vital element in U. S, strength, The days when a nation could rely on a hastily-trained amateur anny to keep it secure are gone. Today's weapons and tactics demand professional soldiers, thoroughly trained. To he safe we intist liare a large reserve pool of such skilled military manpower. UMT is designed to provide it. Nothing else ivill, The men who stand up in the House and say there is no need for UMT do not know what has happened to the nature of warfare in the last decade. Or if they know, they refuse to face it. They are toying with the safety of the United States, Unkindest Cut A House Appropriations subcommittee has voted to slash away 90 per cent of the $97,500,000 sought by the Administration for the Voice of America. To enforce this cut would be to cripple the Voice almost hopelessly. The group said it look the action because it did not like the way the Voice program had been run. Its decision amounts to saying that therefore there shall be no program left to run. All our experts are agreed that if anything we need a vastly expanded and improved foreign propaganda program. How it should be set up and operated is properly the function of Congress to decide. But it can do this without first, creating a vacuum. To reduce the Voice to a mere whisper, even temporarily, would be x grave mistake. Views of Others The Senate Endorses U. S. Troops for Europe At, last the Senate has riven ils approval to sending four more divisions of American troops to the North Atlantic Treaty Army for the defense of Western Europe— , fortunate, though belated, decision. But Its resolution to ' this Effect- is clouded by an amendment which conceivably might dampen the confidence of our allies and weaken the handt of General "Eisenhower at a crucial moment of the tremendous task he heads. The dubious amendment says: "It l.i the sense of the Senate that no ground troops In addition to such four divisions should be sent to Western Europe in Implementation of Article 3 of the North Atlantic Treaty without further Congressional approval." Suppose conditions should suddenly arise which convinced the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff that still more American troops were urgently needed on the West European front! Would it then be necessary to wait upon the outcome ol another long senate debate? Would General Eisenhower have to say to our associates In the mutual defense pact, "I can pledge you nothing further from the United States. We can only mark time until the Congressional argument ij over"? Therein lie the untoward contingencies of the amendment to the troops-tor-Europe resolution. Certainly. It dees not lend to promote (he confidence and unity which are so essential to the moral as well as military effectiveness ol [he North Atlantic alliance. The amendment, however, is only advisory, [t expresses an opinion, not a mandate of the Senate. And. significantly enough, an attempt to convert it into a measure lhat. would have the force of law was defeated, 56 to 31. Other proposed amendments, plainly designed to stultify the resolution, were voter! down overwhelmingly. I'hus. after lone weeks of committee hearings and floor debale, the Senate lias endorsed a contribution of lour American divisions, approximately 100.000 men, toward implementing the North Allantir. Treaty, these I., addition to the two U- S. Army divisions already in Europe. Thai in ilscir. and aparl Irani our financial and armament aid. is substantial evidence that we mean to stand by our treaty commitments, no other course would be In keeping wild our national honor nor with our national security; [or if free Europe fell a victim to Soviet invasion. Americas [irst line of defense would be tost. The Senate's derision, affirming tills vital fact. Is a tor the isolationists and by the same token 3 victory for the cause of world security and peace. — ATLANTA JOURNAL, SO THEY SAY Speaking of Iron Curtains . . . Peter fdson's Washington Column — Per on s Press Jumps on US. And Latin-American Meeting WASHINGTON. tNEAl—Argen- ine press coverage ol Ihe Latin- 1 American Foreign Ministers meeting in Washington offered a fine example of peronism In action. With the great independent daily, "I*T Prensa," of Buenos 'Aires, suppressed by the Argentine government, the remainder of the newspapers In that country did a rough job of criticizing the conference and the United Slates and neighboring countries, partic- llarly Brazil. Alio, copies of Ar- jentine newspapers airmailed t o the United States Juring the conference reveal :hat there p ,v a s m it c h primed riticism of the U. Peter Krfson 3. p r e .s s, apparently for its interest In the clo=in2 of "La Prensa" and the flishi to Uruguay of ils distinguished editor. Dr. Alberto Gainza paz. Nearly 400 newspaper correspondents were accredited to the Washington meeting o! the Latin-American Foreign Ministers meeting. Most of them 'were correspondents permanently stationed In washliic- ton. But nearly 50 were Lntin- American correspondents sent to cover the meeting for Spanish aurl Torteuese language papers, masa- jZines. news associations and pools 1 of papers. From the Argentine came one man. Carlos V. Dobarro. He was accredited as a photographer from Agenda Latina, an Argentine press association. But Buenos Aires newspapers received in Washington reveal that he also filed dally dispatches, appearing principally In -Democracia" and "Critics." These are the mainstays of the Peron press in the Argentine capital. Anything You Can Do ... One of Debarred first dispatches, appearing in "Dtmocracia" not long ago, was hearted, in free trans- i la t ion: ' "America Faces Problems Already Solved by peron." After noting that The opening session of the con', '- ence was held in Constitution Kail, "that seat of reaction," he wrote that- "this probably accounted for the cold and formal nature ol the pro-Tidings. Then came this paragraph: ...e Argentine people, accustomed as they are by now to seeinc their problems solved throueh per- servering action on the part of their justicialist government — popular well-being, education and social security—would be nstounciert to witness the fact that these problems | are still mentioned (at this con! ference) in terms of promises for • the future." This note of Argentine superiority lo the rest of the world appeared in other dispatches, fn one it was noted that "the Argentine continues lo stand on a solid economic foundation, while the economy of Brazil has been sold out to the United States by .the Rio government.'\This appeared in "Critica." An editorial in the same paper declared: "Assistant Secretary of State Miller (who is in charge of Latin- American affairs) has lately been rtevotins himself to recommending a generous policy of "cooperation." the purpose of which would be to have the Latin.-American countries ship their products—for the sake of idealism—w-ithoiU considering, for the time being, the insignificant problem of payment in dollars. "Needless to say." Ihe editorial continued, "there are always distrustful people, like one Latin-American diplomat, (not named i who summarized his impressions as. "This is merely a new good neighbor policy. We are good, they are the neighbors." Threatens lo Balk U.S. In UX , "Democracia" followed this up with a veiled threat to opposition to United States policy in the United Nations. It editorialized as follows: "Just as thus far the American newspapers have hardly given any publicity to the meeting. It also Sfe EDSOX on face ID SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1M^ Canada Refuses to Be 'Yes-Man 'for UncleSam DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M, I>. Written (or \EA Service The end Joint of the litlle finger Heft hand) of many baseball players eventually becomes enlarged. This Is presumably the result ol being hit on this finger many limn by the hall. The ends ot Ihe fingers o[ many other people also enlarge, probably more o/len and earlier In those who have used their fingers a great rteal. such enlargements carry the name of Heber- 'den's ncdes. after the distinguished English physician who described them years ago. Many people, particularly overweight women In their forties, develop creakinc knees which »re stiff and slightly painful, some have trouble with shoulders, hips, spine, or other Joints, with grating, soreness anrt discomfort. All of these re- llfcl a sort, of degeneration In the JoinU which Is sometimes called hypci trophic or osteo-arthrKis— poor names because inflammation present in other forms of arthritis Is .ibsont here. One correspondent asked whether this comes from lack of certain dietary element or whether Infection was responsible. Diet probably does not enter in except thai a <>ood many who develop these Joint changes comparatively early in life are overweisht from eatii>2 too much' and have consequently given their spines, hips, knees, anrt feet too much to carry. Obviously over a long period ol time this will tend to injure and wear out the Joints Just as much as hittlne them with a baseball. As for Infection, this probablv does not enter the picture »t ail since what is zoing on is a wearing out of the Joints and not an inflammation. ft. Isn't very comforting to tell someone who has trouble goinr up or down stairs because of creaking painful knees that they do riot really have a disease bill only a wearing down of the Joints. However, It is helpful to know that they will never be .seriously crippled and that the whole thing, if it gets worse at all. will be slow. Relief Measures It is not possible to restore, the Joints of youth and make them as good as they were before they were injured by the wear and tear of life. But that does not. mean that, relief ol symptoms cannot be obtained quite often. Reduction of weight often helps. An elastic bandage, heat, and. a gnod balance between rest and exercise are measures often used effectively. To some degree, however., most people have to learn to live with this ailment. J5 Years Ago In 6/ythevf/fe— Herman Rjmer has completed 16 years of herfect Sunday School attendance a t First Methodist Church. Lee Atehley has been named Hurtson and Terraplane dealer for Blv- theville. Miss Doris Seco.v. daughter iff Mr. and Mrs Tom Secoy. has been awarded a scholarship at Peabody College, Nashville. Tenn. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent j HOLVWOOD — (NEA) — Movies Without Popcorn: Mood music is bark on the movie lots and Shelly Winters ha; It. What was good enough for Gloria • Swanson. Lillian Glsh and Pola Nc-{ ert in the. silent days is Just the ' ticket In 1951 for Shelley, by heck. i While Director George Sherman I i sives Instruction.'; lo Richard Come t | on the set ol "Fiddler's Green." | | Shelley bmri* an car to a portable! i cramauhone and a record of "I'm! I Always Chaslna Rainbow?." But the) i soulful looks vanishes from the! I blond beauty's orbs, as the camera \ I starts to whir. | >. 'How do I look in this sweater?"! {vSlielley asks, squinting p^t tn c l • strong lichis. ••; colta put a little f sex appeal Into this picture. Look. '• t Iliey put rubb-r lifts on my hrrls. ! Hry. ihey can'l do that to me! I'm ! a noisy-type actress." • -! The (Imp lus come for civilian control of the armed forces of the United States. -Hei Bert Hoover. The conditions under which we are conducting military operations in Korea do not favor en- eaginp in positional warfare on »ny line acioss 'he. pcuinsula.-Gen. Douglis MacArtrmr. I ; There's an echo of the era of putlerd riireclnrs and t\-r crank ; r.Tirrin on (lie sol of Frrv'.; ".Anne of tile Indies." too. .lean Peters, dishcvrlrd nnri snmv ; as a lanv pirnf 1 . is oliUI"inc Pp.^rl •While and Ruth Roland. i firemen stand around wiln rjc- 1 Imcuishors while special effects men sel fire to Hie sails of Jean's 'hip. Smoke pours over the top structure, irmtinlcd on a hydraulic I'!' lo stimulate the ocean's roll, and fiery, nomine pieces of canvas i f*ll all around the star. i A «rl visitor rnncr.tlnl.ilrf .(ran "n her iron nrrvr* and tells tirr sbe links like » cross hflwren .linr »ll and Faith Dnmrrenf In her ri>*- tunir. 'Wronr." lauchs Jean, expandine litr thf;l and striking p. derrlni-do nose. •! Inok lust like f vrone Power " son STORY ElMnor Tsrkor. Kirk and Hnracr MacMalion are the principals rehearsing a scene for "f>teo- liv? Slnre" at P.iramonnt. Director William Wylor htiridlrs before thp players anrt listens lo Eleanor, in Ihe role of Kirk's wife, confess tearfully | to a closed chapter in h<-r past hie. I tiptoe around the N'c\v York niocincl station set. faithfully duplicated r| mvn to actual police files on the desks. Evc.n the 'Wanted nr Murder" rreinr; are Ihe McCoy. Th« clink of movie iwordplay shatters the air on Ihe set of Allied Artists' "The Highwayman" — the film version ol Ihe famous Alfred Noyes poem. Wanda HendrLx stands by In her barmaid costume while Philip Friend, Dan O'Hcrlighy and Victory Jory jab and thrust against the background of a torture dungeon. During the scene, character actor Cecil Kcllaway Is accidentally slashed across the cheek. "Goorfie." says a. youngster in a cowboy outfit who's watching Ihe scene with his mother. "REAL BLOOD!" Arroh.ils. Jujplrr*. imlcyclcrs anrl animal trainers .ire in Ihr. bMk- eround on a harkstape srl for "The Stooge," as Dean Martin, Jerry l.rwlj. Tolly Herein and Marlon .Marshall zn through Ilielr paccv Dean is a warbler In the comedy and Jerry Is a composite of every vaudeville stoose who ever heckled a headliner. When I ask Jerry how he feels about the box office won- o'er that "At War With the Army" h;i5 turned out to be, he says: "I pray II should keep on like Hii.v I'm afraid T'm gonna wake and it's all gonna he a dream, We'll be b?rk In that Spanish Joint In New York, nran with his old nose ^nrt me flat brnito." SOVTM PACIFir SETTING The p.ilms are swaying on Fox's ?ound st.ier occupied by "Friendlv Island." as Director Edmund Goiilri- ing analyzes a riramalic sentence for Gloria de Haven. Bill Lundigan. Mitzi Ga.vnnt anri David Wayne. Any minute I expert to see Ezio Pin/a and Mary Marlln pop out from behind a brcAdfruit tree and lock hands for a reprise of "Some En- ch.llllprl Evcnlni." Hollvwoort ciities have liren wrap- See HOLLYWOOD on page 10 respondent, "hut that doesn't both-! er us as much as the play of the ', cards. j "West opened the nine of hearts, dummy pub up the Jack, and East i made the rather peculiar nu't, brilliant play of refusing to cover with his king. Declarer led a low trump to dummy's ace, discovering that West was out of trumps. "Declarer concluded that he definitely needed a trump finesse and i that he would have to hope for a 3-2 break in hearts, ile therefore returned a trump from dummy, finessed the ten of spades, and drew East's last trump. He then entered dummy with the ace of clubs lo lead a heart. East played the ten. and south successfully finessed the o,ucen. "Since the hearts did not break, however. South had to lose a heart and Ilirre diamonds for a one-trick than a trump. Accordingly, dummy leads a heart alter winning with the ace of spades. East plays the ten, and South wins a finesse with the (jueen. Dummy U entered with the act of clubs, and another heart Is led through East. South wins another finesse, takes the last heart, cashes the king of clubs, and then gives up three diamond tricks. When the enemy geUs through with their diamonds. South will still have his queen-ten of trumps and Is bound lo make both of them regardless of which opponent leads. By DeWITT MacKeNZIE AP Forfljn Affairs Analyst America's leadership among th» free nations In the present irav» Internatiortal crisis hu brought t blunt reminder 'from Canadt that our northern neighbor want* (o b» consulted in the crises and refuses to be a "yes man" for all voiffA States policies." <ff' In short, Canada declines to b< committed to policies tutomatlcal- ty without discussion between th« two countries. This point was registered by Canadian Foreign Minister L. B. Pearson In a friendly'but very outspoken address at Toronto. While the foreign minister didn't refer to specific cases, one assumes that his speech was inspired by the current dangerous Asiatic situation. His aririrc-'.s would seem to be In the nature of a follow-up to a development In the United Nations last January. When the United Stales proposed its resolution lo label Ihe Chinese Comimmisfe aggressors In Korea. Mr. Pearson asked for categorical assurance lhat General MacArthur wouldn't have permission to bomb China or !o use Chinese Nationalist troops. U.S. Dele- sate Austin satisfied the Canadian minister on MILS point. Altitude Comes Easy H is of course easy to adopt the attitude that Ihe boundary between Canada anrt the United States has been wiped out. fn a broad sense this Is true so far as relates to friendship and way of life. iUfc»- ever. it's a mistake to take Ihat^n- uation too literally, for we do remain distinct entities ind, a* Mr, Pearson Indicates, our policies aren't alw-ays the same. To lake a case in hand, we must remember that Canada, while > free and independent state, still Is a member of the British commonwealth of nations. The ties of the commonwealth policies to be considered. That is well Illustrated by lh« Asiatic crisis, where Britain as • great colonial power has Interests to safeguard. On that basis. If on no other. Britain and her commonwealth associates don't want ro se« another world war started in the Far East. And that, f take It. iraj back of Canada's Insistence last J?nuary In the U.N.. on assurances that MacArthur's powers would be restricted. Nation Could Re'Caught I personally haven't noted arir Instances where Canada has been committed to American policies without consultation. It's true that In these fast changing times of crisis it could happen that a nation would be caught In a stream unwillingly. However, we know lhat the last thing America want,s*s to put her neighbor in the poslulR, cf being a "yes man." That's the way the American uiibll- feels about Canada, and the Units') States government repre- tents that same American public. Ever- once In a while I get out my rap of North America and stv/ly <i with fpgcination. There Is c-jr 1 T ?it.ei S'ate: which enjoys » !-r— irrssure «f world leadership. She is rich and powerful. The:i |.i l!ir- nnrl 1 ' is our sister nation rf r?'inrf-. Tint Is even greater tcrri'Tla"- thin the United States. C~n-d : -'n resources already riisclp'"-) ,ire f tremendous, !>ml we know lhat there are other vast treasures to be uncovered. In due course Canada may havj a population as big. or bigger than ours. Maybe Ihe leadership will pass lo her—who knows. Yes we have a deep respect for our northern neighbor, and we have a real affection for her. We don't want to trespass on her rights or commit her to our policies without consultation. if, But since Canada feels that SI have been forgetful. U will be well If we check to make sure we don't forget again. The flow of tguassti Falls in South America during Ihe rainy season is greater than that of Niagara. NORTH 4A643 V..T632 • 1054 + A7 14 WEST * 3 EAST 4 J 8 5 2 VKI075 + QJ9863 +105J SOUTH fD) 4 KQ 107 V AQ84 » J32 + K4 N-S vul. Wes* North Bi 2 + 2 « 3 « 3 * Pass Pass South 1 * 2 N.T. 1 * Opening lead— V 9 Pass Pan Powerful Animol Answer to Previous Puzzle IJACOBY ON BRIDGE ! Hr OS\VAI.D ,IACO11V Wrillrn for NEA Service Overbid Hand* Con Be Mnrfc i ''We re.ihz? that till? hand aas overbid." »dnui» 4 Lynn, Mass., cor- 3 Fish 4 Netherlands province 5 Nothing 6 Long meter <ab.) 1 Belgian river 8 Climbing peppers 9 Before . 10 Ventilates 11 Pause 13 Organ of hearing 16 Musical note 23 Accustoms 24 Former Russian ruler 25 Otherwise "Could declarer make, this contract by any different line of play?" I agree with my correspondent| lhat the hand was overbid. However, declarer should have made his contract. After winning the first trick with dummy's Jack of hearts, It was cor- rerl for declarer to tnke the kins of spades and then lead a. low trump to dummy's ace. tt was then definitely not correct to lead another trump. If Ihe hearts were p)!n? lo break favorably, It was perfectly sate lo lead a heart al this stage. If Hie hearts nere not going to break. It •>»s vital to lead thi heart rtther HORIZONTAL, 1,8 Depicted animal 12 Ransomj 13 Weird 14 Prince 15 Click bc«tle« 17 Manuscript <ab.) 18 Behold! 19 Unusual 20 Regardless of time (ab.) 21 Rough lava 22 Decigram „, . . , 24 Gull-like bird Zl Ascended 26 Blatant imitator 29 Slipped 30 Free nation (ab,) 31 Onager 32 Wiles. 33 Scottish sheepfolds 35 Writing table 36 Symbol for tvilon 37 While 38 Pronoun 40 On top 44 Part of "be" 45 Exclamation 47 Ungrateful person 49 American ,1 writer ! \ Charger 52 It has long, claws on Ils (orcpaws 54 Sow 5! Having made i will •YtiKTICAL 1 Odin's 27 Hops' kilns 28 Luxuriate in warmth 32 Impenetrable hardness 34 Looked fixedly 48 Driving 38 Sound of command disapproval 33 Grafted (her.) 41 Small child 42 On lime (ab.) •13 Nuisance 44 Mimics 45 The dill 4RAI this place 50 Cretan 4K mountain ^' 53 French artlcli

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