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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1951
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*AGE SFX THE BLYTHBV1L1.E COURIKR NbWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. K W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A A FREDHICKSON Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmei Co.. New York, Chicago Detroi Atlanta. Memphis . Entered is second class matter at the past- office at Bljflheville, Arkansas, under act o) Contress. October 9. 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 8j carrier In the citj oi Blythevllle or anj tuburban town where carrier service to maintained, 25c per week Bf mail, within a radius of 50 miles ss.00 per jear, *2.50 (or six months.-S1.25 (01 three momhs: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance Meditations He ha*h made the earth by his power, lie halh established Ihe world by his u-lsilom, and halh stretched out Hie heaven l>y his understanding.—Jeremiah 51:15. * * * We are not to consider the world ns a body or God: He is an uniform being, devoid of organs, members, or parts; and they are His creatures, subordinate to Him, and subservient to His will.—Newton. Barbs The marrying month of June will again travel along at the rate of lots of knots. * * « Spring lime reminds us thai (he average ivifc on't gel a new li»l oiil of her head until If Is on it. * * t The pedestrian trusts the motorist and the motorist the pedestrian—which is why they both are careless. * * * There is no kirlditij about a Inl rjf the popular evening K onns. Tliey're slraighl from the sli'jul- der. * * « Whatever your work, the harder you step on it the more impression you make. Student Deferrals Should Be Decided by Local Boards When Ihe Administration came up with its plan to defer better than average college students from military service, it touched one of the toughest issues confronting tin's country. The prime puzzle is this- How do you get the men you need for the armed forces without wrecking the U. S. educational system and robbing the nation of sorely needed scientists, doctors, engineers and other technical specialists? In World War II we failed to resolve this dilemma, and we're now paying a heavy price in a shortage of doctors and engineers. Fortune Magazine, reporting currently on U. S. rearmament, pinpointed the engineering dearth as so critical H might handicap our defense effort. The armed forces need 50,000 trained specialists in the next two years. Our educational system is at the root of our civilization, if it were to be seriously damaged by heavy diversion of college youths into the services, then Kussia and the Communists would have gained a victory without firing } , shot. In narrower terms, U. S. education is the mechanism that produces the technical experts who sot up apart from other countries whether in peace or war We could not fight or win a wn,- without these experts. The government's new deferment plan is an attempt to crack this problem. It would allow for deferment (not exemption) from service for all college students attaining a prescribed graile level or achieving a specified score on an aptitude test, it is an interim program, to be superseded by another when and if Ij.MT should become law. I>nt leading educators like Dr. James Conant of Harvard and Dr. Harold Dntids of Princeton object to it. So do many other high-minded citizens. The sum of (heir criticisms: 1- By providing virtual blanket deferment of better than average students it would set them apart as a hu-jc class thus violating the democratic rule of equality of sacrifice. Men who reach an arbitrarily chosen level of school marks would be automatically deterred regardless of special interests or qualifications—or the lack thereof. 2. Since college is beyond the economic grasp of many young men, the program would tend to establish higher economic status as a prerequisite to draft deferment. This is viewed as the most undemocratic discrimination of all. •'i. Grade levels and aptitude tosts Place full stress on brains alone as a oasis for deferment. Hut traits of character and leadership are equally power- Ai) elements j n tlie making of top cali- ber men in any field, civilian or military. If purely mental tests had been applied decades ago, some of our present leaders would have been ruled out. For v instance, of our top generals only Douglas MacArtbur rated high .scliolaslicully. •i. Moreover, the Army itself cannot today be caught short even briefly on brains, character and leadership. To he sure, it needs many men trained in the very technique!* under discussion here. But it also requires leadership and resourcefulness in combat—on a greater scale than ever before. The amateur and the timid, slow-thinking man have little place in today's warfare. But if not this program, what then? None of the men of stature who protest this plan ignores our great need to develop specialists thrjugh the whole spectrum of talents vital to our industrial and military life. Conant, for example, favors liberal deferrals of men headed for technical training. His objection is to sweeping deferment of all college men of a certain group. A liberal deferment plan hinging on careful action by local draft boards /makes sense. Some people suggest prein- duction training to get young men started in technical fields so boards can weigh deferment more sensibly When the youths reach draft age. It's hard to sec how anything but a liberal draft board deferral plan would serve as a fair and equitable interim solution to this great manpower puzzle. NEWS Views of Others Again It's Tax and Spend, Governor McMalh clings to the idea that it is up to the i>eoi>le to pay for his political mistakes, buy the schools out of the jam he did so much to get them into, and send him merrily on his way. In his talk lo Ihe special session, lie uorc down on new taxes. He said he had given Ihe matter of a special session "prayerful consideration." But apparently this mental effort yielded no iruit. For he stood exactly where he did last January—on a tax and tax, spend and spend program. A statesman would have developed a new approach. He would have weighed the fact that his program of hoisting state school aid heavily had been twice defeated—by the .people at the polls last November, and by the regular legislative session. A statesman would have reviewed his own "acts. He would have "prayerfully considered" that the school plight was largely of his. own nianulnctlire: by his godfathering a tax commission Hint reduced property assessments; by diverting school revenues to the counties and cities; and by his telling the schools to.".Ignore the advice given them by Education Commissioner Bonds to reduce their spending. A statesman would have been studying the school problem in the interim between the regular and special sessions for possible economics. He would have gotten a definite idea oi how much money was needed for what. He would have devised menus for tiding the schools over the immediate need, and a plan to get property to pay for a fair amount to school support. Hut Governor McMath only asks for more state taxes -asks this of our people though they are now paying the loth highest state taxes In the union on the basis of incomes, which are next to the bottom. Let the people pay and pay. and the spenders spend and spend—that Is the essence of Ihe Governor's talk. But the legislature represents the people. It should take the statesmanlike course which the Governor ignores. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Disposing of Bats Kcp. James T. Patterson of Connecticut wants the government to quit printing pamphlets on "Mist Netting lor Dirds In Japsn," tiling- photographs illustrating "men picking their teeth." "oil cans at the side of a filling station." and "fat man dozing." lie can't see any governmental function in that sort of thing. »\!su, Mr. Patterson can't sec any reason why Ihe taxpayer should be made to pay for telling you now to batproof your barn. The government prretrijiiion for that is this: STou open the doors to ymir barn early In the evening to let the bats out. And then when they are gone, you close the doors. "That," says James T. Patterson, "is batiircK'img.'" Wonder if u would work on the Reconstruction Finance Corporation? —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY i" the (cuiish rush to capture and monopolize attention, video has thrown all standards to ihc wmcl.v Became it is entirely without sclt-difcl- Pl»»'. it be rcitramed.—Rep. Thomas j. * » » .*» editor cant cut pictures just for stars. " I cut them the way they'd like we'd have movies "t only |., C( , S walking arounrl without feet.— ticurgc Army, film prlit/ir Army, film editor. The Mountain Labored and Brought Forth a Mouse Ji'^^i^ijggj'jji^Pp^.l-^S*^ '-'"'--'. ^-'i-iiiiViSw^'^'^^sSz ' .-r f .-••" ' '" . -. -r-yA ss^^%. ..--:<• Peter Ft/son's Washington Column $190 Million Wheat Gift to India All Fouled Up in a Gunny Sack bl ?W « S mS^ista^^m^ ""und'ei"'^ ™!±,f a ''!:, Car ',, n °" ?"«"> '"?':.!'- ".*. Price Jump- — big 15 million bushel—S100 million —U.S. wheat gift to relieve Indian "'nine seems to have got all fouled up in a Kunny sack. One principal source of op- Under price controls and allocations, however, the United States felt it wasn't getting all it wanted. There was a strong feeling among U.S. importers that if controls were taken off, U.S. dollars would be J position to this able to go' into 'the market and get » grant now seems j-ill they wanted to lie coining from I Uncle Sam ii-atcn [„ Colton Supply IMP H_ K hurl a it Tki .•,,.„ .. _ ' i. _ ... • the U. s. importing try. burlap i There indus- horrible example staring the industry in the face on what had happened in short staple " ••"••- ""I*I.H,IH_LI 11: JillUl L MillJUe Ups^and downs] cotton, which the U.S. imports in . United States pro- j allocation aiid price 'control, vrttvn trie a fascinating case history of the controls were lifted other coun- O'.v things can get In a mess when •-•---•••• • his country is dependent on h fur- ign source for Its entire .supply of n essential commodity. And in a cfensc economy like today's, bur- ^,, jmy , m[J .„,. ip is increasingly important. This I burlap sold for 18.25 ..cms a yara s also a prime example of what delivered In the U.3 This price In-' ic U.S. is up against in trying to eluded a small Indian government , .. ed to 31 and 32 cents a yard. This tremendous jump in, the American importer's profits naturally made the Indian exporters sore They wanted some of this easy money. So last October the Indian government jumped the ceiling price from 15.85 to 18.25 cents a yard MONDAY. -APRIL 18, Where to Go Now? That's a Big Question By DC WIT MacK EN/IK Al' Foreign Affairs Annlyst Now tliat General MacAithur's Asiatic command has been transferred lo other shoulders, the big question before us is: Where do we eo from here? MacArtliur is charged with having been too ambitious—with fostering ideas which threatened to prelpltate another world war. Well, just what is the assignment which now has been given Lt. Gen Matthew B. Ridgway as the new com- The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN I 1 . JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA , Service "Please tell me what to do for low blood pressure? All my doctor says is thai It Is better than high blood pressure." So writes Mrs, G. and a lot of others are equally 'interested in the Question. I don't know why so many people get disturbed because their blood pressures arc lower than what they think should l>c normal. But Mrs. G.'s doctor was certainly right in. saying low blood pressure is better n high. As a matter of fact most people with low blood -pressures are well off and can expect a long life. There are lew exceptions: There Is a condition known as Adciison's disease which, among other symptoms, is characts-rizM! by a low blood pressure, but tills is rare. There are not many other conditions which are accompanied by Imv blood pressure and which have any serious significance. There are several things which help to determine whether the bloccl pressure will be low. high, or normal: The pump-like action of the heart is one. The elasticity of the arteries is another, in most cases of below "normal" blood pressure the cause seems to be exceptionally elastic arteries and this Is a good thing. For one, it generally means that hardening of the arteries will be slow to develop and this in turn has much to do with the expectation for a long life. It is hard to sny whether there are any symptoms which can be blamed on low blood pressure and nothing else. Some people who have low pressure also complain of luck of pep. but this is Just as likely to arise in the mind as it is from the pressure. Even if the blood pressure should have something to do with complaints of this sort, there' is not much thai can be done about it. eluding tax. And last January they I ni;TTER T ' EF T AI.OXE ' '"'— '" "" :ries sot info the world m.irket first ami beat the U.S. importers to the supply. But this warning wasn't heeded. On July 1. 1049. .ID-inch. 10-ounce cents a yard. alter for defense raw materials. export, tax. The U.S. wholesale IT ,, ... , , ^H-J.V L.IA. ULI; u.rt. wnoiesale Up in til a few weeks ago. India price then varied from 1835 to 1875 ad burlap under strict export price! cents n yard. This was a mark-up cntvos and allocations By a sys- j of from one-tenth to one-half a em of licenses the Indian govern-: cent a yard. And on this promlt ev- lent attempted to see that all itslcrybody was happy istomers got a fair share of avail-] The Indian government's Calcutta blc supplies. Price controls were; coiling price at this time was 1585 cut on because the Indians knew (cents a yard, including export tax wt if prices were allowed to ad- j This price held until about last ince, paper and cotton might b--i October. Then the Korean war bc- ime competitive and the world'can to put such a heavy demand anemia or some other disorder is also present, it should he treated on it* own account, . ....... ^.^. „.,„„,,.- Low hl °°d pressure causes a great making nearly 10 deal of unnecessary worry. With exceedingly few exceptions the per- jumped the price again to 22.™ cent's a yard. Instead of the American price taking corresponding jumps, v it U.S. pi-ice was Just about as high ?s the traffic would bear. U.S. import- cents a yard profit. Still a scream went up from the trade that they were being squeezed by the Indians, that the export (ax was too high, and that the U.S. government ought to do something. When the wheat deal came up for famine relief, there was a natural opposition from the "burlap importers. No free wheat till India's burlap export tax was lowered. If the u S trade had been content to take a reasonable m.-uk-np and help keep the price down, there wouldn't have been all this ruckus. I'rici: .lump Tor, nigh For U.S. Importers But on March 10. 1951. India finally took off nil controls on burlap There is no good, safe way to , the blood pressure and it better left alone In most cases: Sec EOSON Page N HOLLYWOOD lly EliSKINK JOHNSON NEA Sl:iff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) _ You 1,-arn how to out each me trusting marquee' horse Even s '"," [""""- , the pictiir tll be cnieful to refer to it Delilah and Samson" when i „, , ito Hnd.v Laniarr, "All About Mnr-. Sputlo : o Channing" when next I nu et People still cite Davis and I'll even ask Olivi.i ,,r "Spade what she thom.'ht >onl the critics who revicutd iiUet, and Rcmco." And if J ever interview thr Inn ho wins the role, I'll talk ab-.ut get on and off a so, I wiis terrible in The double had to do everything." For years. Duff was radio's "Sam 'cler to him as "Sam" or "Shovel." And they even write U> him abcut appeared iron: home a month and want to know what his fee j way down." -_,., „ ,"";,•,' • ; r.n.wmih! be to track down the low- —— corse Bernard Shaw.s "The Lion i life who poisaicd a flock of prize "" *"«roclcs. • wlMtc i cg i, on)i _ Wailed Floward: Tropic roiilly ihink I'm 3 private eye. I ilon'l £(.( f, tn m;1 j|. | ^ c t detective prcililrms. These arc mature people, Ion. Something's wroiiR siimculirrc. I ,]ctn'l know." And that's what she called It. David Nircn rtnns a pilh belmcl. sluirl pants and packs an clcpliiuit Sim for a jungle dream sequence In "The Lady Says No." The safari prroup Includes six beautiful slioxv Sirls in sarongs. Says Daviti: '"Kinn . Solomon's Mines' had seven-foul j natives. We've S"l five-fiiot, cight- incb show girls." Frank DcVol about a doll at a Palm Springs pool: with below normal consider himself or herself pressure lucky, and docs not need to do anything about it. the three of clubs. This didn't surprise South. He expected to find most nf the missing high cards In West's hand because of West's bid. He naturally assumed that West had the ace o'f clubs, and therefore finessed the jack of clubs at this point. West won with the queen of clubs without lifting an eyebrow. He returned the queen of spades, and Fouth ruffed as expected. It was stil! possible for South to make (he hand by means of a squeeze if he suspected that East had the ace of clubs. However. South was convinced that the nee of clubs was still in the West hand. Therefore he evcntiwllv led the king of clubs through West and discarded from dummy when West jilayed a low club. This gave East the chance to take his ace of clubs for the setting trick. It is importnnt to note that declarer would make his with- "She had a lovely prcfilc all the What goes up in inovic-hnusc tjhts, I liavo U) report, dneMVt i 1 .]- ays match up with what nets pelled out in the mind of a movie lecn cr a profile king. Howrnt Duff wised me up. I hadii'l heard thai it wns railed Sam ll.iss nml Calamity .Line" mi- I Ffnwnri! said il thnt May. On the tmrriuecs u was "Cn- mity Jane and Scim Bass" and vonnc de Carlo was Howard's co- ar. Howard shrugged: "Look. I call it 'Sam Busi ...„,,. „,. m . t , :imnily Jane.' Let yvonnc de Car- i humor Ycaii I U'ke rare of herself." j a n risbt" lYvonnc probably will, son.) Maybe Howard was kidding alter 1. He'd just been pulled <:u!, of a liinny-and-snort opus t assert The Cave" because his broken leg hadn't knitted well enough for horseback riding. He rubbed his chin thoughtfully am! said that he could take or Ic.ivc westerns, anyhow. pri- He 'admitted that he had his tongue in his check en the -<••show when lie dictated those vate rejx>rts to Etfie. his seen : "Sometimes I think nc had too : much fun on the show, gam was I a dull guy when it tira^n and I was j trying hard to be .1 Humphrey Uo- 1 prt. We_lifihtened it, put In'more Eiiess we had fun. Tint five him a choice between an ordinary sagebrush thriller and a so-?o drawing room picture, and he'd Icup inln the saddle faster than Lash L-,\Ruc. "Who can lose In a western'?' Howard asked. "It's all in gorgeous l>r. Gardner Did he remember the time, when ho was dating Ava Gardner, that be referred to a sawbones en the <hnw as I)r. A. V. A. Gardner? j Me hadn't thought of it for years, i but he remembered: I "There was another time," hej said. "We had an actress on the i show who played n hnrrible .boozv i landlady. I said. 'Thank you and i I Rood night Ava Gardner.' Ava was j j sors' booth, she almost killed me.'' Howard's ri-ht up there with Alan Lack!. Farley Granger and' Tony Curtis as a !e.ivc-'cnl-limp boy with movie fan magazine crii- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE H.v OSWAI.n JACOHV Wrillcn for NKA Service Let Opponent Alone If He's Up a Tree If you want to deceive an opponent, it isn't always necessary to make weird and wonderful plays. Your opponent may be already on Ihe wrong track, and it Is cnoiif-h if yoti^ merely sit quietly without disturbing hun. In today's hand West opened (lie king of spades, and South won with expects it to b color and who anything?" The only sunset he'd ever hrad- rci into wns Sunset lloiilev.ini— in a low-slum; convertible—when t!1 tossed him his first buckskin shirring cbnre in "lied Canyon." "I thought a wrangler was a i man foot-stamping, door slam m i n s [ "The leading lady ivnd I was scared to.-riiai death of a I went out a'in»lr month factors the picture just to i ward His pro?,- agent, he sighed. Is'al- ways in ronfi'rence with writers on j new ideas for Howard Duff stories.' Once a fan mag scribbler drew a 20:0 in Interviewing him and com- pla'nrd lo the press agent. "He lotd her (li.K ( was a hard to know." l»f>ivanl writer let O ul 3 s II.' she said, 'tl NORTH A 10 7.1 2 VK 1052 » K 10 9 3 WEST A K Q J 9 ft ¥74 * 762 *Q95 EAST 4854 * Q J 8 4 *A8732 SOUTH (D> A A V A Q J D 6 3 # AS Pass r.-sss P.1SS N-S vul. Soulh West North ' f 1 A Z V 5 V . Pass Pass Opening lead—* K _,,,-..,, ! "ie ace. Declarer drew trumps with ',"''„'I" 1 ' a « nnrt king, and East mildly """"I'-! discarded th c deuce of clubs on the is m> | sc< . onrt rolmti ot lnlmps _ Declarer next led dummy's singleton club. I and East saw no harm in playiny Ho- I out the slightest difficulty if ,. M ., t played the ace of clubs when that, suit was led for. the first time South would then have only twi losing clubs, with tw, trumps in the dummy lo take care of them. inander in chief? wJial remains te be done to fulfil! lh e program if the United Nations? The U. N. Inid down Its terms [ n a resolution last December This called for the unifying and pacify. ">g of Korea. Secretary General Trygve Lie as recently as April « reaffirmed this aim at a press 'jfe- f ere nee, f^ This U. N., action was generally interpreted as giving MacArthur moral authority to 'cross the 38th parallel— boundary between North and South Korea-and proceed to the norther border with Manchuria, which is the Yalu River Obviously there would be no other way of achieving pacification and unity but' to cross that hotly disputed 38th parallel. Lie IVouliI .Vof Say Secretary Lie refused at his news conference to say whether the O N troops should cross the parallel' However, as far back a s March 12 General Ririgwuy, then commander pf the u. S. EigliDi Army, said he knew of no phm for ending the war at the 38th parallel. Thus Hidoway's assignment seems to be clearly defined Tiiere is of course attached to it the a-l monition that it Is to be carried o'ul so as (o avoid any situation which might precipitate another world Simple though it sounds in the striting, tlnu assignment is a diffi cult one. The troops of Red already are in Korea fight united Nations forces. The p^e are being given Russian aid inAi way of material. Soviet air poSw (though perhaps manned by Chinese) is battling American war- plaucs over Korea. At this writing Hie u.N. command is precluded from using air power naninst Chinese territory to block ina e in Korea fighting the - - „_.. ,i UI j, LV , uiucii these attacks. U. N. operations must be confined to Korean territory The purpose of this restriction of course is to avoid any incident winch might precipitate another major war. However, it is a policy which obviously must not be allowed to hamstring u. N. operations Aims Clearly Scl Down So the U. N. aims are clearly set down. But will the Red Allies ermit the operation to proceed on his basis? I believe that is verv doubtful, for it serves the present aims of communism to spread the conflict in Asia a.-.d thus involve the Western powers in costly de- Tlie signs are that Russia's s t r .it- egy is to bleed the democracies all possible In Asiatic operations and thus reduce their defensive power m Europe. The consensus of observers is (hat Moscow would like to push the democracies, and especially the United Slates, into i major war with China, and apparently Helping isn't averse to tli'i program. \yi Russia would, be able to give China valuable aid without committing the Soviet main strength. Then when the Western Allies had been sufficiently weakened, the Soviet would be prepared for operations in Europe. That gets 115 back to our original query: Where do we go from here? here Is no very satisfactory answer because the United Nations forces haven't control of the situation. We shall have to proceed with the Korean war as per specifications anil meet the new situations as they arise. It certainly could be that we have a long and dangerous row to hoe. 75 Years Ago In Btythcvitle — April in Over 100 notarians from Caruth- crsvilie Jonesboro. Paragould. parked Tree. Earle. Wynne and West Memphis .rill oe guest of the Blyfheville Rotary Club tomor-A night at Hotel Noble. Charles"™ Lemons, program chairman has announced that B. p. McFa'dden. of Hope and RuUry International director, will be speaker Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Burns will move into the house on Chtckasaw- ba formerly occupied by Harry Henin. Famous Edifice Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 4 Negative reply 5 Neat G Remunerated 7 Noun suffix of qualitv 8 Palm lily 9 Measure of type (pi.) 10 One of its chief architects was scnpoi-t 1,6 Depicted famous cathedral 12 Performers 14 Benst ISSlwhonean ladian 16 Style of architecture 18 Health resort u Nominated 10 101 (Roman) 13 Dip 20 Obstructs 22 Height (ab.) 23 Wicked 25 Wings 27 Vend 28 Marsh sr^ss 29 Preposition 30 Split pulse .11 By \vay of 32 Hypothetical st>ucturnt unit 33 Gerniinalcd grain 34 Rccjiure 37 Century plant 38 Sea eagle 39 Chinese river 40 Physicians « Tellurium (symbol) 47 Enervate •19 Musical movement 50 Secreted 51 Enlist | 53 Realm 55 Shops 55 Related 26 Guide 31 Brave 3.1 Crowds 17 Direction (ab.) 35 Whole 20 Unfortunate 36 Transferred 21 Pilchards 24 Phillippinc '13 Thoron (symbol) •H Poem '15 It is in — •11 ShioM bearing 50 Belongs I « Mountain 52 Either pusses 54 Parent VERTICAL 1 Relishes 2 Lively 3 Follower tft&Mgrt,

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