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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 17, 1951
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SIT BLYTJIEVTU,E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 17, THE BUYTHEV1L1.E COURIER NhWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H w HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Asjlstnul Publisher A A FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager . Sole N»tton»l Advertising Representatives: WtllK* Wltmer Co.. Ne« Vork, Chicago .Detroit At lint*. MemphU. Entered M wcond cUis matter at the post- offiet »i Blytheville, Arkansu. under act ol Con•, October ». 1*17 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By c«rrler in the cltj ot Blytheville o: >nj •uburbtn town where carrier service Ls maln- Ulntd. Vx per Keek. Bj mill, within » radius o! 50 miles 15.00 per year. »J.50 for sli months, »1,25 for three months; b» mail outside 50 mile tone, »12.5<l per rear payable In adranc*. Meditations I iourht IB mine heart to live myself unto wine, y*t iciualnttaf mine heart with wisdom; an* U la.T hold on folly, lilt I might see what waa that food for the sons of men, which they should d« ondfr the heaven aU the days of their We.—Eecl. 2:3. * * * The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when posses- v sing them, and they make us despair in losing them. — Mme. Le Lambert. Barbs A flock of wives recently answered the call to 'arms— when their O. I. husbands came Back borne. : * • * Keepfnr him In hoi water seldom makec a more tender. What we'll coon need is as much energy in apring plowing as was put into snow 1 plowing. • ' . * • * ' * Only . little children should be satisfied to •it and blow bubbles and wait for the breaks. . * * * A Montana man reported the birth of t turkey .with two necks. What every youngster wants la one with four drumsticks. already have struck up. And the average citizen cannot fail to recognize that Mr. Truman lias untied for good the - tongue of the man around whom his bitter opposition is sure to rally. With regret, the President has acted as any president would have to act who has seen his authority steadily defied. To have clone otherwise svould have hecn to concede that high policy is not made in the While House, but elsewhere. The military consequence of his act is that we now have a Far Eastern commander who will carry out the ['resident's orders. The political result may well be the greatest debate Washington has seen in many decades. Views of Others General's Firing Paves Way For Greater Debate Ahead General. MacArthur is a great and distinguished soldier who has rendered valiant imd lifelong service to his country through two world wars, > through . * .highly successful .occupation of defeated Japan, and in the present conflict. No matter what controversy may rage about his head, nothing will cloud in any degree this remarkable showing. His placg high in U. S. military annals is safe. -•'•.' But, by the very fact he is a great soldier, born of a family of soldiers, MacArthur certainly understood his prime responsibility to take orders from his superior. In World War U, General Eisenhower must have disapproved President Roosevelt's order to let Russia take Berlin, but he did what he was told. MacArlhur knows the penalty for a soldier's disobedience. Consequently, his persistent speaking out in blunt contravention of his orders and against the state high policy of his government suggests strongly that he did not expect to remain as Far Eastern commander. . Denials from the Pentagon to the contrary, rumors abound in Washington that in recent -practice MacArlhur actually was being by-passed by lop officials of the Army, who were said to be dealing directly with General Kidg- • way, the general's successor. If true, this situation may have helped convince the general he had little to lose by voicing his views on matters of deep concern to him. MacArthur's position as one who disagreed with policies he was expected as a general to carry out was contradictory. Some persons felt it was surprising that he did not resign his command so that he could pour his whole heart and soul into the fostering of the policies he felt necessary to the couii- Iry's welfare. Many of the issues he raised about the conduct of the Korean war, our relations with China and our general Far Eastern policy deserve to be thoroughly ly aired in this country. There is agreement among many high-minded citizens that MacArthur has made many sound points in his public statements. Merely ousting him does not foreclose these arguments. On the contrary, it clears the way for a fuller and fairer debate on them. And in that debate MacArthur himself can now have, if he wishes, a much larger voice than he could ever have had as * field commander. He may come home and help to fight out the controversy in the political arena, where it belongs. The first violent winds of that debate Our Public Payrolls Raise a Question Every twenty-eighth person In Georgia was on the public payrolls last year, the Atlanta regional office of the United States Department of Commerce reports. Analyzing Bureau of the Census figures, the Commerce Department stiicl that as of la-st October there were 123,031 federal, state and local employes in this si»te—the hu^cst number of such workers for any state in the Southeast. Between 1949 and I960, the number of state and local governmental employes in Georgia rose 5.3 per cent, or from 74,501 to is,4fil persons. Last year's monthly payroll for such employment was $12,710,000. In the Southeast as a whole, the Commerce Department reports, every twenty-ninth person was oh the public payrolls. The total number of persons on the public payrolls In Southeastern states other than Georgia is reported as follows: Florida. 118,446; North Carolina, 117,743; Tennessee, 114,321; Alabama, 104,192; Mississippi, 66,955, ami South Carolina, 66,112. These figures raise a serious question: Are we becoming too tophcavy in government? It is true that employes In the school systems are included in these- figures. 11 is true also that In Georgia as well as In other states there has been under way a program of expanded state services—services. Incidentally, needed nnri demanded by Uic people, Bui to learn that the public payroll over the nation is now at a record postwar level and is only slightly less than it was at its World War II peak makes one wonder where we are heading. Between January, 1950. and last October, the public payroll in the nation rop 7 per cent. Since last October, as a result of .the establishment of additional federal agencies to combat inflation and aid in the preparedness effort, there has been a still further rise in public employment. There is a universal complaint, over high taxes. Is it to be wondered why taxes are high? Tlie people demand more services from t-he city, the county, the slafcT the Federal Government. Can they hope to obtain these services without- paying the piper in additional taxes? As a result of the people's approval of the Plan of Improvement, many overlapping and duplicating services will soon be eliminated In metropolitan Atlanta. The result will be not only more efficient government but less, costly government. Might this not be a pertinent time for the state and Federal Governments to examine more closely their structures too in an effort to ascertain whether a bit of prudent pruning might be in order? The Hoover Commission on Reorganization of the Executive Branch of Government did an excellent job in recommending ways and means ol streamlining the national government. Many of its recommendations have been adopted; others arc hanging (ire. Could not the individual states profit by the Hoover Commission's report,? Could not the P'ed- eral Government profit by moving more swiftly toward putting other of that commission's recommendations in effect? The people deplore high taxes and insist upon economy in government, what are they going to do about, it? —ATLANTA JOURNAL 'Justicialisrn' SO THEY SAY 'Theirs Not to Reason Why" Appeasent Presents A Grave Danger The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN 1 V. JORDAN', M. D. Written for N'EA Service Seieral good questions about Meniere's disease have been sent In by Mrs. W. Others, no doubt, are Interested in the same things. "How," she asks, "can a specialist tell thai a person has Meniere's disease?" First there are,the symptoms of dizzy spells, ringing In the ears, and slight loss of hearing. Then there are a number of special tests including spinning in rotating chair nnd testing with tuning forks. In fact the special methods and equipment available are such that an accurate diagnosis can almost always be made. Another thing Mrs. W. asks is whether Meniere's disease is related to n -»i:i tumor. The answer to this ' isually not," Once in a brain tumor produces while symptoms. similar to those of Me- niere's disease but this Is the cause only in a small proportion of thosi who suffer with this condition. Then Mrs. w. inquires abou treatment. The majority of cases are caused by the accumulation of fluid in the Inner portion of the ear (sometimes spoken of as dropsy). If the amount of fluid can be lessened the symptoms tend to Improve. Hence one form of treatment has been aimed at cutting down the fluid intake of the body or remov- By DeWITT Ma AP Foreign Affaln The gravest danger which th« democracies face In the conflict with bolshevism is. as I s*« it, political rather than military. That Is the danger oJ trying v> achieve peace by appeasement. Maybe your columnist is a btl hipped on the subject of incnt. If so Ills excuse is that observer he had the harrowing experience of following Britain's Prlnu Minister Chamberlain through the lattcr's fatal efforts to appease Hitler. You can't appease an aggressor There Is only one thing a bully understands, and that Is force or a threat of force. So far as America is concerned, we have the assurance which President Truman gave in his broadcast April 11,'explaining the MacArthur dismissal. Referring to the Korean War the chief executive said: "We are ready at any time to negotiate for a restoration of poac« in the area. But we will not engage in appeasement. We are only Interested in real peace." That Is a categorical statement- the United States will have no part in trying to avoid trouble by appeasement. However, there are other countries which are not so fortunately situated as our own. They are Asiatic countries which 11- In the path of bolshevlst aggression, or Western nations which have territorial Interests in (lie Far East. Alliance Is Powerful The Russo-Chineso alliance a powerful combination whieli Peter Cdson't Washington Column — His ( Bomb Manchuria* Demand Helped Spur MacArtbur Firinp o WASHINGTON (NEA)—Top mi!- l porarily overrun. But there seems j submarines—in the Korean war. itary officials in Washington now I to be complete confidence that this | Since the first ol" the year, only 14 attack can be smashed like all the | bombs have been dropped on Unit believe that the psychological time Lo talk peace with the Chinese Communists will come after their next offensive. The spring offensive has been anticipated for some time. The buildup of North Korean and Red Chinese strength just north of the 38th parallel has been noted by j aerial reconnais- Peier Edson sance • for several weeks. . Launching ol the attack may come any day. When it conies, U. S. and United Nations commanders are confident they can break it up. This hi spite of the fact that the Communists have manpower superiority. Tliey may have at least a million men in North Korea and perhaps that many more across the Ynlu in Manchuria. Russian built-up of strength around Vladivostok and westward in Siberia has also been reported. others that have preceded it. Communist la=ses are expected to be heavy. And after this setback, It is believed that the Red leaders should he ready to talk terms, if they ever are. All this speculation presupposes that the RUFSians themselves stay ed Nations troops in Korea. It isn't at all certain these were dropped by Red planes. They may have been dropped by UN planes that had not been informed of UN troop advances- Hed air activity has been confined to dog fights between flights out of direct participation in the? of Russian-built fighters and UN Korean war. If the Russian air i fighters over North Korean terri- force nnd navy Join'the scrap for j tory. UN bombers" have had com- thls offensive, nil bets are off. That plete control of the air as far north | will mean the beginning of World War III. Bombing Was Hazardous Gamble Gen. Douglas MacArthur advocated the controversial bombing of Manchurian bases ( and railroads he thought' that the Russians will stay out. But, it Is a • gamble—and one that Washington 1 refused Lo take. It was one of the main points of difference between General MacArthur and the Pentagon, in Washington, the military strategists in the Department of E3efense and the State Department, planners seem to believe that the Rue.sians wil\ join the Korean war if sufficiently provoked, or when they think they can win. The official Washington view is United Nations forces in Korea, however, believe they have fire power superior to that of the Communist forces facing them at the i that they don't want the Russian front. Some UN units may be tern-' air force and navy—particularly as the Yahi • River. The desire to continue this air/superiority has been a military.decision, not a dip- Icmatic decision. General MacArthur consistently maintained, however,, that his air forces should be permitted to bomb north of "the Yalu. But he did not dare go beyond his United Nations directive to confine his militory operations to the Korean peninsula. If MacArthur were to have ordered planes to bomb Cl^nese Communist military bases in Manchuria, it would have been a matter of insubordination. Pondered Lon£ on MacArlhur Action Washington officials in the National Security Council—the Prcsi- ing excels fluid. Other medical treatments are often used involving the giving of certain drugs. "Is Meniere's disease fatal and docs an operation guarantee results " are Mrs. W.'s final questions. No the disease 1 is not fatal. Rather it tends to run on for years with gradual improvement in some of the unpleasant symptoms such as dizziness and ringing in the ears There is apt to be some increase in the loss of hearing. Operations Tried As to operation guaranteeing results, this must be answered with a "no" also. In fact it is impossible to guarantee results from any opera tion. A Hhou gh operation has sometimes been used for Meniere's disease, the results have been variable. Space prevents saying" much mare about this disease now, but T should like to mention one thing more. Because of the dizzy spells victims of Meniere's. disease are particularly liable to falls in which they may Injure themselves. Tills is something they—and their flm- ih'es and friends—should . guard against. was' a near certainty. When East made a second slam try by bidding four no-trump. South made a cue-bid that was realty Intelligent. It seemed likely to him (with good reason) that the opponents could make a contract of six clubs except against an opening heart lead. Since he was determined to bid five spades as a sacrifice against South could' afford hearts on the way. five clubs, to bid five After this intelligent bid by South, East und West had to be satisfied with (he 100 points they could get by doubling five spades. It was no longer possible for them to bid six clubs with any serious expectation ers over [he rest of Asia colossus. It Is a power which H neighboring country—like India, for examnte — cannot regard lightly And It is a nower which a Western nation like Britain, with important Asiatic colonial t interests, cannot treat cavalierly. Thus it perhaps Isn't strange to see Britain and India recognlzirs the Chinese Communist government which is waging war against democracy. One doesn't hald these recognitions up ns striking examples, but as 'reminders that pconle who live at- the base of precipitous mountains have to watch out for landslides. The question of appeasement Is of particular importance now because It Is quite clear that the Communists don't want peace In Asia. Their strategy is to weaken ths democracies by keeping them involved in military operations like the Korean War- Such a harrowing situation Is calculated to inspire concessions from countries which arc endangered. Every concession to force Is a loss .of ground for the principles for which the United Nations stands. T like the way the New York Times summed up the position in an editorial . on the "Policy, for Korev* Said the Times:' ' " "" A "The United SUtes and Ihe United Nations want peace tri "Koraa. They want no part of any. general war. The Chinese Communists and their Russian supplies obviously do not want peace in Korea and may or may not want a general war. It is the business of this country and the Uniteu Nations to get the Issues straight, to honor- the commitments that have been made, and to stand firmly against rewards for aggression and against peace at any price." dent, Vice President Bark.ey. Sec- o f making S contact. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIKE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent A.s if there were not enough hocus pocus abroad in the world, now we are to be afflicted with "justicialism." This latest ism is the brainchild of the Perons man and wife, down in Argentina, It covers the fake ideas of this team of political mountebanks on what constitutes "justice tor the working classes." If murdering employees of n free newspaper such as La Prensa and hounding a free voice such as Gainza Pax's is "justiclalhm," the free world wants none of it. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Uaridy let me quit school at 15. He said if I knew Shakespeare and the Bible and how to shoot craps, l had a liberal education.—Tallulah Batikheart, actress. * * + When peace is distant Ihe military despots speak lovingly of peace. But when pence presses close, then the lespots would murder peace.— John Foster Duite U. S. Ambassador . * * * We muit provide more lhan guns for soldiers, more than thoughts for hungry minds. We must show them (Atlantic Pact nations) our faith to bolster Iheiis.—Gen. Omar Bradley. HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—EXCLU- SIVELY YOURS: it's, top secret, but the "Meet Danny Wilson 1 ' script that's being prepared at UI for Frank Sinatra is practically his autobiography. There's a role in it that Ava Gardner can play . . , Ethel Harrymorc's memoirs are almost completed but she's saying NO to publishing offers. The stinging manuscript, I hear, will be earmarked: "For posthumous publication." • * • George pitman clipped the following movie ad from a Pasadena. Calif, newspaper: "Gsylonl Hauscr suggests breathing exercises during a dull movie short. Cotne in and build up your health tlnring; our thill shorts Yo- Siirl sold at the candy counicr." • * * "ilark Gable is asking MGM to rtg Celeste Holm Cor his collar in "Lone Star." John Wayne, lulc, couldn't swing his commitments to jotn Gable in the same film . . . Despite talk of a rift. FYanchot Tone and Barbara Payton have already set the wedding chile. They'll also co-star in Steve Fisher's "Goodbye to Katie" right after the honeymoon . . . MGM doesn't know it yet. but Mario Lanza will nix a role he's been aligned in "The Big Ca&t." Figures it's only a walk-on—and he's .so right . . . Sonic liacc Happy' Chandler is in Ihe r.icc for the $65,000-a-yc£ir-movic public rehUions post once held by Byron Pri$e . . . Ethel UiVnnc and Ferric Grofe, who collaborated on "Atlantic Crossing," insist there's no romance in their tunes. They're writing a new composition,-"World's Fair. 1 ' . . , An average of two atom nb stories is passing daily over desk of Producer Aubrey Schenck. but he says his successful 'Target Unknown" will be his last war film for a long time. Uveen us," Esther told me. "When I mentioned it to the studio years ago. they weren't interested. So I gave up". Then they boiieht it. 11 Will Esther ever take to diving into portable tanks or theater stages as Annette did years ago? "I've bad lots of nffcrs, but first ] have to finish sonic inure p!c- i turcs she said. "I'd like to do it someday a MI! \ will.' 1 Esther's description of her current starrer. "A Texas Carnival"; "It's a v. extern musical with lot of water thrown in.*' retaries Marshall and Achcson— See EbgON on rage 9 Half of the comments asked why :he movie queen didn't retire and make room for naw talent. And one card read: is bad photography or docs she really have a moustache?" Frank Fontaine, about a movie executive: "He was forced to take out his wife because his secre' t -• didn't understand him." T5 Years Ago In There would be ft different story to tell if East simply bid four clubs instead of making the tactically unsound cue-bid -of four spades. South would proceed on to four spades, and East could then go to five clubs. It would seem that he was simply making a sacrifice bid, and his side might well be permitted to play the hand at five" clubs —probably doubled. Even if North ran out to five spades, East might then bid six clubs. Without the cue-bid in hearts, North could be expected to The Idea for a film biography ot famed *atcr belle Annette Keller- 10.111 came from Ecsthcr William Vincent- price isn't bashful about admitting where he got the .idea for his broad comedy version of a swashbuckling movie star in "His Kind of Woman." "He's a between Errol Flynn and John Barrymore," he .says . . . Robert Clarke, who co-stars with Sally Forrest in "Hard, Fast and Beautiful" about the reported feud between Claire Trevor nnd Ida Lupino during the making of the picture: "They both knew their business and t/icy bulh knew what Ihoy wanted. Only sometimes they didn't want the .same things, that's all."' Without a Song- Elsa Maxwell has nothing on Lois Andrews as a party-tosser. Lois' "Come as a Son5" : Iclt Hollywood gasping. Some of (he printable costume details: Linda D.uncll \vas scathed from head lo toes iti purple as "l>ccp Purple." Writer El:\l Conr;ifl, vtilh two ale bolllc lops pnslcd on his shoulders, claimed I o represent "KH, Eli," Hostess Andrews, as the "Million DolLir l!al»y," was clothed In million-dollar bills. i Lee J, Cobb is huddling with Howard Hawks over "The Big Sky" and -The Left Hand of God." Nobel prize winner William Paul liner im a lough assignment whipping the latter Into a screenplay. It's about an ex-flier in China who disguises himself as a priest. • * • A current movietown gag concerns the blonde star who insisted • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWAl.t) JACOHY Written for NBA Service Cue-Sid Shouldn't Tip OH Opponents A cue-bid (one that shows control rather than n real suit) often clps the partnership reach the best contract. However, it is important not to make such a bid if it helps the enemy more than your side. In today's hand, for example Etvat was technically con-eel in bidding four spades. He wanted to it oil seeing the sneak preview rc- wiis l action cards of her new picture Bui Esther found that easier to swim through a doren (The producer tried to talk her out of it, bul the star screamed thnl she \vns going lo see, the cards or pictures than persuade MOM to | of it, bul the star screamed thnl buy the story, 'Annette and 1 cooked il up be- ' ehe. WEST NORTH <D> 4kKJ 10754 > J 10 7 3 *74 EAST A None 17 * KJ6 4 AQ1095 4AKQ943 * J 10872 SOUTH 4AQ932 VAK95 * 832 45 Neither vul. North E«l Sooth W«st Pass Pass 14 24 34 4 * Double Pass Pass 4N.T. 5V "Pass 5 4 Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4. K reach a contract of at least n clulxs, and lie conUI lioncslly sho control of the spade suit on tl way to that contract. Psycholog however, his bid It warned the was vc opponen cally, poor. that a slam in clubs was not In possible and that » game contra' •ad a spade; and then West would sily ubs. fulfill the slam contract in Mississippi County Republicans at a meeting here "yesterday re-elected J. H. Elkins chairman and Warner Hawkins secretary of the organization. D. Fred Taylor. Sr.. of Osceola. Welch Poster of Biytheville, and Georgia Lee Stewart of Manila were named delegates to the state convention. Misses Mary Elizabeth Borum atid Virginia Martin will -'spend jjf weekend in Jone.sboro as guests^r Misses Benulah Belle and Burnelle Bradley and Lorraine Sccoy. Miss Margaret Keck, who attends Lindcnwood College at St. Charles, Mo., will have charge of the school's "Little Sister" system for the summer session. 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