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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 18, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, 'APRIL H, THE BLATHKVILI.E COURIER NbWS THE COURIER (JEWS CO. H W HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HA1NES. Assistant Publisher A A FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wllrnci Co., New York, Chicago .Detroit Atlanta. Memphis Entered as second class matter at the post- office «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con: ««•», October ». Ml. ^__ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrlei in the cltv ot Blythevllle or »nj itiburban loin where carrier service h maintained. 25o per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles J5.00 per jear, *2.50 (or six months, »155 (or three months; by mall cutiide 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thli Is » rreat mysferr: but I speak con- rcrnlnr Christ »nd Iht church.—Kpheslans 5:3'.. There is no religion without mystery, God Himself is the great secret of Nature.—Chateaubriand. Barbs Women still go to Reno lor divorces even after their husbands have told them to go someplace else. '» « • The tame new spring dress can make orw fir! look slim and the cithers girls look 'round. * * * The best give and take plan—give all the blood you can and take as many government bonds M possiblft. * * * An Illinok preacher praised lho«e who blunder but go on. No member* of Congress wer* mentioned by name. * » * Most panhandlers make A good living, says a police judge. It must be because Iheir stories are so touching. rope 83 the greater prize, to be held above all. This is the real heaii of the matter. The U. S. and other UN countries are trying to fight a war in Korea iliat will liberate the peninsula and yet fall short of precipitating general war. That is no mean trick. It isn't a bit surprising that leaders hesitate over just how far they can go. Yet some kind of decision must be reached before long. Bombing Manchuria and invading China proper are out so long ns top officials believe it means a larger war. But should we or . our allies or both send more troops to Korea ? To an outsider far from the front, such a decision looks like the first order of business. If the answer is a final, flat "no" on more soldiers, then it will be apparent to us and to all that we have no intention of freeing the entire peninsula. The prospects then would be either the ebb and flow of continuous campaigning over perhaps years, or some kind of stalemate somewhere between the 38th parallel and the Korean waist. Only a Chinese collapse or withdrawal of Russian aid to the aggressor could alter this outlook. Which course is it to be? Delay in deciding is no encouragement to the sound conduct of this war either on the diplomatic front or in the field. Facing the Danger With Magnificent.Fortitude Views of Others MacArthur Forces a Showdown. Ousting of MqcArthur Fails To Solve Basic Problem Basic to the entire dilemma confronting the United States and the UN in the Far East is how to conclude the war In Korea. As that conflict is now being conducted, no one can see any end to it. Soldiers in the field and people at home wonder where we are heading and how long the fighting will last. The puzzle is not solved by the ouster of General MacArthur—it is only highlighted. In fact, his successor, General Ridgway, declared just a short time ago —"I see no end to the military operations unless there is a political settlement." All this concern is perfectly natural. We know we and other UN countries are in Korea to resist Red aggression. We are doing that; successfully. But we don't know how much of Korea we are supposed to sweep clear of the aggressor. Prom the fact our troops are shoving the Communists northward above the 3Sth parallel, it's evident our lop diplomats and military men don't consider that line a final stopping point. But it's just as plain that with General Itidgway's present force he can't hope to thrust the Chinese and North Korean Keels out of all Korea. A Fresh look at the map shows why. Above Pyongyang, the Red capital, the peninsula constricts to a narrow waist about 100 miles across, which is probably defensible against heavy odds with the force we have. But north of there Korea fans out broadly like the upper half of an hour glass. The border touching Manchuria and Siberia is 500 miles long. Obviously it is much harder to protect that border than to secure the Korean waist against new Red thrusts. Especially since a defending army could not get at enemy bases enjoying sanctuary behind the Valu River. Furthermore, while lied bases thus, have a certain immunity, the reverse is true of UN forces. As lasl fall's headlong retreat showed, an army stretching its supply lines from southern I'u- san clear to the Valu is extremely vulnerable to enemy assault. These are the basic difficulties which limit the action of UN troops in Korea. Those forces cannot be expected to do a job that is meant for a bigger army. And they cannot be expected to safeguard extended supply lines when they're barred from attacking the enemy's privileged bases. Here we run smack into the riddle American and other UN loaders are puzzling over. They believe thai to bomb Mancluirian bases or invade the Chinese mainland might well unleash general war in the Orient, with Russia fully involved. This they don't want because they fear it would leave Europe wcak- •iied and exposed, and they regard Eu- Mr. Truman has added another strange, dismaying act to his erratic record. He has fired a widely-admired general in his hour of triumph. Only a few, months ago, our troops in Korea and the whole UN force were mauled and driven back by a horde of Chinese reds. But our lines Were reformed and drove ahead victoriously to the 38th parallel. Now, Gen. Douglas MacArthur is fired. And the president., in taking this abrupt action, describes MacArthur as ft man eminently fitted to carry on as chief of the UN forces. He says MacArllnir ts "one of our greatest commanders." He declares that "the nation owes him a debt of gratitude" for "his distinguished and exceptional service." Is firing the way lo repay a debt of gratitude to one of our greatest : cotnmandcrs? Mr. Truman hasn't used that method with his Harry Vaughans, his ,Mons Wnlgrcns and other cronies he brought to Washington. But General MacArthur hasn't given his *• "wholehearted support" to the United States and . UN policies. What policies? A policy implies a method; It looks to-a-plan, a goal. And the Korean --War - is a chaotic mess. Washington has deferred to the UN while that body wrangled and pussy-footed over what MacArthur should do or should not do; while the majority of the members sent no troops of their own or only handfuls into the fighting; and while American boys died. General MacArthur protested against such desperate folly. The idea in warfare has always been to put the enemy under the utmost disadvantages. Here the disadvantages have been Imposed on our own forces. Who, with any red blood hi him, any sympathy for his troops, any real patriotism, wouldn't have resented this comic - opern management of a bloody conflict? . It seems evident (hat General MacArlhur decided to force the Issue. His protests were buried in Pentagon files, and he was bluntly ordered last December to keep his mouth shut. So he look steps to lay the case before the American people. In considering it. politics should be forgotten. The need is to establish a goal in Korea. If the UN refuses lo take a clear stand, and piny d full part, then Washington should make it* own decision. i And that decision should be: Either cause all ixissiblc trouble for China short of invading that vast sinkhole, and arm the South Koreans lo fight for themselves, or terminate the mess the UN has made there. Such action would be the finest vindication of General MacArlllur. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY Who Holds the Power Cher UN Commanders? 87 Dewjrr MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst There seems to be considerable public confusion over where the responsibility rests for the conduct of the war which ii being fought Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M. D. Written tat NEA Service Spring is the time when a great many unwise people who have been indoors all winter doing nothing more : than walk down the hall, suddenly take up strenuous exer- Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Cross Your Fingers This Month; Too Many Wars Started in April WASHINGTON — (NEA) — If | you're supers Lit ions, keep your fingers crossed for the rest oE April. II IIEVS been a great month for starting new wars. American Revolution began when the British fired on the farmers at Lexington, 10th of April In 1715. Mexican War began April 21. 1846. Port Sumptcr was fired on April 23. 1860. to begin the Civil refer Edson Wnr. Spanish- Amcrlcan War began April 21, 1898. and U S. declared war on Germany April 6. 1D17. Echo Answers: "What?" Biggest laugh of the week was provided by the Marshall Plan. An Economic Cooperation Administration release announced that three industrial efficiency experts from Norway were coming lo the United States. Purpose of the visit: "To study labor - management cooperation." The way they've been behaving in Washington this past winter it's fair to ask. "What cooperation?' Hot News From Korea Korean war lias developed a new market for Louisiana tabasco hot sauce. Thailand troops like their food highly seasoned. When U. S. quartermaster couldn't supply enough spices immediately, the supply of tabasco for barbecues was drawn on. Thai troops went for It In a big way. now insist on It as a regular part of field ration. . . . Another supply problem has been created by Thai troops exceptionally small feet. Army stores are now clear out of size fours. No Ace In the Hole Defense Secretary George C. Marshall complains frequently about laving to reveal nil his plans- like the sending of four more divisions Europe—to satisfy congressional demands for Information on troop movements. "I'm virtually a G-2 for Slalin," General Marshall declares. "iL's like trying to play poker with everybody looking at your hand," One Way of Seeing ft Defense Mobilizer C. E. Wilson has been getting a lot of telephone c tills from Palm Beach this winter. They conic from his old friends in Industry, calling him up to tell him how ba'd things are."- He." usually tells Lhem to go sun themselves and not worry. . . . When Mr. Wilson was recently asked what lie was going to do with all the new defense plants in' case there wasn't any war, he replied philosophically, "Oh, we'I put 'em in grease and watch 'em grow obsolete, That's the American way and I'm glad It Is. I always hope this will be a country in which new machinery is always being developed to make what we have obsolete," Bearish on Third Parly CIO United Auto Workers' Presl dent Walter Heather and some o his associates have again been talk ing up the need for a labor politica party in the U. S. This view isn' shared by many union officials, Th late Sidney HUtman, who wns on of the most effective politicians th U. S. union movement ever pro dnccd, used lo say it would take 5 years to get an American labor par ty started. Another view now hear among some AFL political leaders i "All it will take to get us going i the election of Senator Tart to th presidency In 1952, and four year with him In the White House." Nothing New Under the Sun William Webster, head of the Dc- ensc Department's Research and Development Board, insists there's else. Their muscles are flabby, their hearts unused to exertion and the rest of the body equally unprepared for the burden of tennis, hiking, baseball ,or anything else requiring real physical effort. The human body Is made for exercise or it would not be given the muscles and other functions whict are used so well in physical activity. But one cannot safely go from complete physical inactivity to vio lent exercise without running risks of straining and damaging SOUK parts of the body. Every amateui and professional athlete know, this, it's the reason for training fo: alt kinds of competitive sports. Someone who goes out and dees unaccustomed and strenuous exercise risks more than sore and stiff muscles the next- day. A more serious passible effect Is on the henrb which is itself an almost completely muscular organ. Like any other muscle the heart grows gradually stronger if It is given some work lo do. Bui like other muscles this does not come at once and the heart can suffer strain from too much at one time when it isn't used to it. It Isn't only overexercLsing nn unprepared body that should be considered in taking exercise. Age has a lot Eo do with the kind anc amount which can be taken. Most young men can run the mile If they are in reasonably good conrHUoi without harm; ask a man of forLj to do It and It, might kill him. , Girls In Particular Besides age there are question; o( sex and physical condition, i girl or woman cannot ordinarily be by "United Nation*" foroM fa B*. ea. "What aboul President TTUIBMI hiring and firing the United Nation* com m an der-In -chief in Korea? ** asks a reader of thte column. 'Doesn't th« U. N. have anything ,o say about H? Or art w« the U.N.T How come If our 'European haev so much at stake In Asia I seem to have very little to publicly—about who is to command the U. N. forces In Asia?" Well, that's a fair question about a complicated andj-ather odd situation. The commander of the United Nations forces in Korea—formerly General Douglas MacArthur and now General Matthew B. Ridgway —wasn't appointed by the peace organization but' by President Truman .0 thing "really new about scientific ,-arfare. The ancient Greeks called n their wise men to develop a lurning glass that would set fire o the enemy's ships. It was a kind f forerunner to Incendiary bomb- ng. And Hannibal used to throw iver the walls of cities he was at- ^icking the bodies of his soldiers vho died of the plague. It was an larly form of biological warfare. . . . Today, says -Mr. Webster, scientific warfare research projects arc classf- led on three priorities of need: Important. VERY IMPORTANT. FRANTIC. Anna Finally Gels Going— When Assistant Secretary of Defense Anna M. Rosenberg came to Washington to take charge of manpower policy, she had first a couple of weeks of hearings and tough going before the Senate Armed Services Committee, considering confirmation of her appointment. Then she had another long series of hearings before the House Armed Services Committee, on universal military training and the draft bill. After 18 days of hearings she asked Judge Vinson, the chairman. "Don't you think you'd better change the floor show?" They let her go. «iv1 the new plan for "Qualitative Distribution of Manpower in the Armed Services." just announced, marks completion of her first big task. Love That Femlin* Air Force and Naval Aviation arc again feuding up. This time its over who will get the first atomic energy- powered airplane. It's still a long way In the future. The land-based S« EDSO" on Pajtc 11 expected to engage in sports requiring muscular exertion as heavy as that which men can do. In fact to do so might well harm them. Naturally the physical condition enters in too, because someone with heart disease, for example, cannot usually enter; into those sports of the most strenuous sort even after training. All this points to the fact that exercise Is a wholesome, normal activity of the human body but It should be approached with • good sense and adjusted to the needs and physical capacities of each one of us. To do otherwise, is to court disaster. IN HOLLYWOOD B.v F.KSKINE JOHNSON NKA Slnff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behlml I Today's juvenile delinquency tbc Screen: Draw I si your checks I .story: A mother caught her Ken-age daughter sneaking into the house just before supper and yelled: "Come here, let me smell I didn't have no feeling at all. I guc&s it was just like being ricnd. But- the good Lord' just duln't want me to die.—Mrs. Dorothy Mac Stevens, recovering from being frozen to ooay temperature of (54 clrgrecs. * + * rvc always fought against what I call "snob cookiiiLj.' 1 i call snob cooks those who insist on cooking with butter, nr who frown on making their own mayonnaihc.—Mrs. Helen Worth, cooking school iiis,tri]i:lov. * * * Emotions are like money in the bank. Both can DC squandered. Hut financial earning powers are flexible, while ihc emotional fund is pretty wcl] fixed, U is cheaper do pay a $100 debt) than lo spend A thousand dollars worth of emotion worrying auuiit il.—Dr. Stanley R. Dean psy- chintnst. * * * ., America must build adequate military strength to meet Hie tin vul of Soviet aggression while at the same time «c must give leadership in mobilizing the spiritual forces ol the tree people of the world to work and fight for peace.—Walter P. Keuiher, president UAW-C1O. and narrow down those big, blue eyes, girls — Hollywood's moving back to the era of the sultry, slinky movie queen. "Everybody's frying eggs and milking cows in Hollywood these days," Don Lopcr moaned as he looked over his sketches for Marlene Dietrich's duds in "Chuck-a- Luck" and predicted the back-lo- glamour trend. Wailed the movie designer: There are no more glamorous stars left. The whole fun of the theater and -screen is mystery. Anil there's no mystery about well- scrubbed women who let their studios talk them out of going to night clubs.'* It's Uic fnuH of llic movie industry. Don sairf. *'The men who n utters tuod nctrc5scs and could make somcttting out of them arcn'l with us anymore. There arc no *rc;il glamour slars left, .lust Diclrich. Juan Crawford and a few others. They're llio only ones not frying egps and milking cows. U*s ridiculous." Columbia i-s hotly denying rumors of a cancellation of Larry Parks' one-movie-a-year deal , * . Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight, their pals are now saying, have been separated «,incc last September, but were able to keep the split-up a secret. All-Important Clause Maureen O'Hara's new UI contract gives her full TV rights and the privilege of picking her own scripts. TV rights sue the BIG problem in all contracts these days. Inside on peter Law ford, losing out sis Jane Wymnn's leading man in "The Blue veil": The script calls for Jane to walk out on hun. The Wald-Krasna verdict was that Peter's bobby FOX fans wouldn't be lieve in Jane's sanity. 'our breath. Just as I thought, t'OI*- CORNJ You've been lo the movies agnin." " » • Charlotte Greenwood's Broadway hit in "Out of This World" ha\ her busting out in several new careers—records, an autobiography and a TV scries . . . Stu Reynolds has, nabbed: exclusive national radio Sales rights to "The Adventures of Robin Hood," starring Robert Clarke. Blonde Adcle Mara knows jusl how Howard Keel and Van Johnson feel when they're cast in au Esther Wililiams' picture. She's always the girl who waits on dry land while Jjer leading men dive into the studio tank for buried treasure, octopus fights and black arls. \ValcrloKRrd John Wayne did the swimming while Adcle registered anxiety in 'The Wake of the Red Witch" and now she's about to wring her hands while Rod Cameron walks on the ocean bottom as a dcep-scn diver in "The Sea Hornet." "tttil il's heller than playing a western heroine who's jusl nmuing in and out," Adcle sighed. "With walcr around Ihe girl has a chance lo mean somrthing." Marriage' to screenwriter Roy Huggin.s, who's linked with her In newsprint? "No comment," was Adele's nervous answer, A TV belle approached Vanessa Uroftn hubby, Dr, Robert Alan Frankly 11, about a nose-bob. When he pointed out that her beezer was well-formed, she said: "But it's two long, It throws a shadow on my plunging neckline," • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Br OSWALD JACOBT Wrillcn Tor NEA Service Team Game Often Brings Out Champs A team game often separates the sheep from the foxes, and the recent Eastern States tournament was no exception. When today's hand was played, the bidding anri the opening lead were identical in both rooms, but the similarity ended at the second trick. In the first room East overtook the queen of spades with his king, continued with the ace of spades. the trick. It was now clear lo declarer thai the queen of hearts was in the Easl hand. He therefore led a diamonc to dummy's ace and returned the jack ot hearts tor a trump finesse The finesse succee'ded, of course, anc declarer therefore lost no trump trick. He eventually lost a clul trick, but fulfilled his contract. In the second room East overtook the opening lead with his king spades but then abandoned the suit He realized what would happen if he continued the suit. South woul undoubtedly niff high and ther finesse through the queen of hearts Instead of giving away the trum; situation. East shifted at once t the queen of clubs. South won at once with the tic of clubs, fearing that East had Ic a singleton queen. He had no infor niation about the location of th queen of hearts and (perhaps un wlselyl tried to drop It instead c finessing. When the queen of heari failed to drop under the ace c king, declarer was set. He was boun to lose three tricks in the blac at the request oi the U. N. UN May Criticize The U,N. commander-in-chlef In Korea is responsible to the President of the United States. The commander does send reports on his operations to the U.N,, but plani and policy are dealt with In Washington. The U. N. may criticize the commander and might recommend to Washington that he be (ired. but the decision rests with the U. S. This peculiar situation had its inception last June 27 when President Truman" ordered American forces to intervene in South Korea, which iad been invaded by North Korean Reds two days earlier. MacArthur, who was U. S. supreme commander the Par East, naturally was in command over the American ^vt Soutli Korean troops. !• The U. N. Security council followed this up calling on other members to furnish military aid for Korea. Then on July 7 the Security Council authorized the creation of a unified command which was placed under control of the United States with the request thnt Washington appoint a commander. Naturally MacArthur was designated. He was responsible only to President Truman. Thus the United Nations delegated responsibility for the conduct of tile Korean War to the United States. However, a good many of the delegates came to feel that MacArthur was treating the war as exclusively an American affair without regard to the U. N. Th« British and French in parictutar ere put out over some develop- ents In which they felt they had en ignored. Consultations Held As a matter of fact there an egular consultations in Washing- in among the 14 U. N., members hich have troops in Korea. At hese conferences the members are lied in by America with details f the war, and participants present uch recommendations as they wish. Some members of the pnited ations wouldn't be adverse to sfj^ IK the war wound up on that mu™ ebated 38th parallel, which formi boundary between North rind South Korea. However, the O. N. eneral assembly last October 7 dopted a resolution calling for a ree and unified North and South Korea. That still is on the books u he aim. Just how that could be achieved s problematical. It may take con- iidcrable more fighting to determine the issue. Or the conflict might come close enough to a stalo- mate so that a negotiated political settlement migh be possible. In any event, the American Jed U.N. forces must hold South Korea until a general political settlement achieved. And the conduct of ;hat war still rests In the hands ot [he United States, to which thia task was formally assigned by the peace organization. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille— Mrs. Chester R. Babcock was E^K* gram leader at yesterday's CentrZ Ward PTA meeting. A daughter was born Easter to Mr. and Mrs. Ludwell Buck who formerly lived here. Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson announced today that he is with- WEST V 2 » 87643 4.37642 i NORTH 1» 45432 VJ1096 » A9 ill J 10 9 EAST 4AKJ16 »QJ5 *KQ SOUTH (D) 4 108 * AK843 « K102 4 A53 N-S vul. 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