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'~ r BLYTmVTLLE, (AKK.T COUNTER NEWS THURSDAY, 'APRIL 19, 195* TH1 BLTTHEVILLE COURIEK NhJWi THJ COURIER KZWS OO. H W. HAlNEfi, Publisher EAMT A. HAINK8, AulsUct Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, editor PAUL D. RtTUAM, AdrertUlng Uaniger Sel* Nation*) Adrcrtliing R«pr«aent>tiTM: Willae* Witmer Co., New York. Chicago .Detroit AtUnU. Mcmphl*. Entered M Kcond cL»»f m»tt?r it* the post- eftic* tl Blythe»il>. Arkaruu, under »ct ot Con, October t, 1117. Uember of Th« Aa*oclit*d Frew 8OBSCHIPTION RATES: By ekriier fn the city ol Blytheville or »ny suburban town vherc carrier Mrvlce U maintained, 36c per veek. By m«t) t within a radius of M mile* $5.00 per year, »2.6o tor eir months. »1.25 tor three month:: by mall outside M mile aone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations But the other nt lore, knotting that I im s*t for tht defence eY the loepel,—rhltippLam 1:17. * * • The gospel in the fulfillment of a I) hopes, the perfection of Jill philosophy, the interpretation of all revelation, the key to all the seeming contradictions of the physical and moral world.—MAX Muller. Barbs A. doctor In Indiana Is puzileri over the constant yawning of t patient. Doesn't he knox any new jokes? * • .. • Fw about every one caw where silence U golden there are two where silence fo guilt, * * * Inmates of an eastern prison presenter! the warden with a wrist watch. That's one way to pass the time. * * * Tlier* hi always aomebod? ready to throw cold water nn the Ideac other people think will K t the wwtd on fire. * * * A West. Virginia hunter claims he bagged four groundhogs with one _ shot. One shot or what? This Is Not the Best Time For UN to Seek Peace Reports drifting in from UN circles ancUerlain capitals abroad disclose some opinion that General MacArlluir's removal might make this the right lime for new peace overtures to the Chinese. Communists in korea. But the American government reportedly believes this is not the psychological moment for such gestures. In the first place, all aside from the MacArthur angle, the U. S. bargaining position is not as strong as it may b« later. The Chinese appear to be mounting « big offensive, probably the greatest they have planned since they entered the Korean war. Unless and until that .expected drive can be met and contained by UN forces, the Chinese are not likely to listen to talk of peace. So long as they retain any hope of pushing us into the sea they will not be receptive to a settlement. But if we set the Red» back on their heels and decimate their armies severely in the process, they might be glad to get the kind of peace we'd offer, namely, one which would propose not the slightest reward for aggression. Secondly, sound diplomatic psychology argues strongly against any peace ventures close on the dismissal of MacArthur. The general i s an advocate of broadening the war to include the bombing of Manchuria and use of Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalist armies to invade the Chinese mainland. Some who disapprove of his removal declare therefore that it means a softening of America's attitude toward communism in Asia. But competent reporters assert that neither the President nor the State Department has any intention of embarking on a peace campaign at this time, or of modifying our government's firm policy to resist communism. The differences between MacArthur and his superiors were not over whether to combat communism energetically or not. The divergence was over how and where to fight it. It would be most unfortunate were this country now to do anything that suggested a weakening of this resolve. For the government \\uuld then appear to confirm the notion that only MacArthur is a champion of stout resistance. No one can foretell what pressures may be brought upon this country by foreign governments eager to bring about peace in Korea. But whatever their strength, those pressures ought to b« fended off by the United States. The only peace we want in Korea is one which will tssure to the Koreans their freedom and their jecurity from futurt attack. And that kind of settlement can't be born out of any show of weakness, however faint. It can only spring from » demonstration of undaunted strength, both on the battlefield »nd in the council chamber. Views of Others Far East Knowhow Out With General The chief criticism leveled at the many blunders in Roosevcll-Truman foreign policy in the Far East IE that Hie administration stripped Itself of every experienced State Department, expert before it started to making policy. Then blithely it shipped into the Asiatic area Its new hands. We have cvhat we have as the result, The President contributes the same fatal error to the Far Eastern situation in recalling the one man n'ho is thoroughly conversant with the are» aindng our military commanders. Douglas MacArthur has demonstrated that he is a great soldier. We have other great commanders and there is no reason lo believe that Matthew Ridg<vay is not a brilliant and capable general. His two tours o! duty In the Philippines 11833-35 as technical adnser to the Governor General, and. starting in 1915. in command of the Luzon area) gave him at least the average knowledge of the Tar East of American generals. But he has nol dealt, is MacArthur has (or years, with the character and habits of the varied peoples who are our enemies or our friends. MacArthur dedicated himself in the spirit of the Crusader to the challenge the East, h? felt, would eventually make. The Far East was his life study. No successor that comes to mind can bring the same equipment to the job. The general is mortal. His invaluable assets were certain to be. taken [rom us at some time. We thought wt would be lucky under present conditions . if he were spared lonj enough to train his successor. We did not think that the one God-given asset we have would be tossed out a< callously as « Missopri postmaster who (ailed to contribute to the right party fund. Like other new broomi, the military ones sweep clean. It Is human nature that a commander must surround himself with the men he knows who think and act like himself. So along with MacArthur now must start trekking back home the men who learned Russ. Jap and Asiatic the hard way up the line from Kirowina and Wood- lark in 1H43 to Seoul today. Were this a time of peace, the cost might not \x too great. But the price of replacement In the Par East is paid in unnecessary blood and lives. - Occupied Japan is a monument today to the proconsulship o( a conqueror who has leveled animosity and In five years rebuilt out o! hate t friendly nation that learned to respect Douglas MacArthur as » man. a general and > Christian. Where else in this world can the Truman man administration match the performance? Some day this nation will realize that you can not Tammanyize a war, that no Pendergast machine or Its priwd product can stuff battle returns like a ballot _Ko£~ —DALLAS'rMQRNING NEWS The Low Status of the Present-Day Penny A man walking on Forsyth St. yesterday reached into his pocket for something—perhaps i package of matches. In so doin?, he dropped a penny to the sidewalk. He looked at It almost scornfully and walked- on without bothering to pick it up. Do you remember the dark days of ths 30's when the one-cent piece was a coin of considerable value, an object which would have been quickly and fondly retrieved by most of us even If u had been dropped In a mud hole? —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY The House Built Upon a Rock 'Restricted' Warfare Might Prevent WWIJI 'eter Fdson's Washington Column — How College Deferment Plan Came to Be Such a Hot Potato WASHINGTON —fNEA>— Selec-[ of the emergency require'that our live Service System stirred up a real! youths be asked to serve in the iornet',5 nest by its recently announced college students' deferment plan. From all over the country pro- the have come tests that government petting up a special privilege armed Corce.i." Thpre Is much confusion- -which will probably persist. And it will probably take no telling what kind of a congressional amendment [a the new draft law now before Con- °ress to straighten out this mess and set new standards for educational group of bright | deferment that will stick for the boys and rich men's sons who would be exempted from military duration of the present emergency, An effort was made by Dr. Arthur Flamming, Mobilization Director C. E. Wilson's top manpower official, service. Theme of ; Lo pick up the pieces and put them this chorus was! together again. His Advisory Com- Ptter Ed son pretty well stated > President James Bryant Conant, of Harvard University, who said: "The deferring of college students appears lo establish a pattern in which boys who can afford to continue their education are given special privileges- . . , The demands mitee issued a clarifying statement. But much of the need for clarification—and the resulting hullabaloo—was dup to bad public relations. The White House put out an order signed by President Truman. Another factor in the hullabaloo was the loose way in which this order was written. Ma J,-Gen. Lewis B Hcrshey, Director of Selective Serv ice, issued a short statement, phi a bulletin on the type of test to bi given lor deferment. There was a lot of detailed technical informs lion in the bulletin and the order Confus* "Deferment" With "Exemption" In trying to translate all this tntc simple English and short explana lions, some misunderstanding un avoidably crept in. This, pins hast; reading by some people, led to ; pretty bad ball-up. Most of the misunderstanding ove the new .system as announced b General Hershey's office result, from confusion of two words—"de ferment" and "exemption.". Selec live Service System never annotint ed that high school graduates and collega students who passed the aptitude tests or kept up their grades See EDSON on Page 9 By UeWITT MacKENZJE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst General Omar N. Bradley, chatr- nau of the U. S, joint chiefs of taff, has come but in support of he thesis that enlargement of the lorean War would Jeopardize world The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for N'EA Sscrvlce H is sometimes difficult to tell whether a complaEnt is real or maginary. The first two questions oday fall in that group. Q—For the past, three months 1 liave practically ceased sleeping. When l retire I close my eyes and as far as I know i do not sleep at all. The next morning I feel airly rested. What do you advise? Jack A—There are many people who are wakeful a good part of the nil and yet v, Em actually sleep more; :han they think they do. The fact thai you feel rested in the morti- iiff suggests that this may be true in Um rase, )' you could arrangf, U, you mljrhl nave another man watch you during Ihe night lo we if you do not sleep. Anyway, If you feel rested In the morning the apparent la«k of sleep is apparently doing no serious harm Q—Name a few things which could be wrong with a person who stings all over when walking or doing anything. A.D. A—In the absence of any breaking of lh« skin or other obvious cause this is certainly a puziler. It suggests a mental difficulty more than a physical one. • # • Q—Is auricular fibrillation serious? My friend who has it, weighs over 200 pounds. Would reducing the weight, help? J.E.L A—Auricular fibrillation IK « con dition in which the he*rt heals irregularly. It must be classified serious, .though . when . projxriy treated It often goes on for yf and years without causlny heul failure. Too much fat obviously rive* the heart more work to rio than neees sary so it Is usually desirable fi maintain a normal weight. Any re dilution In the presence of heart dU ease, how aver, should be carried ou under the doctor's direction, • * • Q—The same parents have threi children two of whom have higl I.Q. tests. The third has an I. Q of 65. What could cause the dif ference? Is there anything tha could be done to better this con dition? A.P IN HOLLYWOOD B? EKSKINK .JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)— EXCLU- first MW the light of day. He tolrl CIVELY YOURS: :Burt Abbott and! me: Lou Cast el lo, all set for another bic! "H ought to be sensational If the NBC-TV .show, were, flagged down Skills I grew up with just won't by UI and ordered to stay off video throw things at the screen." until September, when their contract officially jays they can ?o on television. The red lizht cost them a $20.000 salary. • * • Bob Hop* and Bin? Crosby will make a eaz appearance, as a couple of popcorn eatSn; circus fans watchin? the wire walker, in C- B. K. T. Stevens' medics now a^ree that her recent surgery—very serious—will Insure the stork delivery riate. She's up and about with hubby Hugh Marlowe after weathering the crisis. . . . Typographical chuckle: Title of Rod Cameron's "The Sea Hornet" appeared In DeMille's "The Greatest Show on i movie trade paper as "Thft Seat Earth." Hornet." . There's an RKO conj tract looming for Barbara Law- Now It can be told: Donald j rcnce. with talk that she'll be built O'Connor obtained his release from a UI contract only after aerecing to do one "Francis" picture a year. into a blonde Faith Dcmergue. Doesn't Follow A radio gabber who's on a soapbox about the "normal lives of Hol- They uulneiscs queried by Senate Crime Investigating Committee) all look like Gsorge Raft. —Humphrey Bogart. scree:) actor. * * * I don't see how I could live for a month tk'lth the crushing wardens and anxieties of the Presidency The strain of making crucial decisions in the Senate, which is shared by D5 others. Is all that I can stand.—Sen. Paul H. Douglas ID. Ill.i * • » Purely In terms of selfish interest the citizens of the United states must support in every way the urgent and delicate operation ir. which General Eisenhower is now engaged. —Dr. Jame* B. Coaant. president of Harvard U. * * * It should not be necessary for any businessman to hire a five per center in order to get government business.-Sen. Clyde R. Hocy <!>.. N. Carolina". » » • Th; whole subject of emotional Influences on the circulation—including even the mechanism of bhifhins—is ... a promising Held for further scientific study.—Dr Mark Altscluile. Harvard medical piofcssor. t * * He (President Truman' cannot wr«p e\ery- Ihmi? up in the flat: and call it emergency ICR- Iflatlon and ex;iect us to take 11.—Rep. Charles A Halleck (H.. ind.) • * * You can't put up baity shacks or trailer towns and expect workers iwhn live In themi to be happy enough to put out decent (war ma- terialsi that will win a aar. You've got to Have good schools, playgrounds, swimming pools, comfortable homes, churches—William Levitt, home builder. There were two ironic twists to \ lywood stars should be blushing, the O. c rar results, anrl one has E After a bi? interview with Ronald Katharine Hepburn gnashing her [ Reagan on the subject, his first t«fth. "news" item was about a Hollywood Knlle arranged for Judy to land personality with a broken leg wvap- a supporting role with hrr in I ped in a gold-cloth-covered, Jewel"Arlum's Rib." Nn\v theater mar- ! studded cast, quces arc eliminating Katir's name in ;^arcl Whiting will sing with , the St. Louis and Dallas light op- and billing U ax 'Judy HollEday 'Adam's Rib. 1 " Josephine Hull picked up her O.s- | era thus summer. She's also head- car for "Harvey." then went to efi for-a big TV series In the fall. work the nrxi rtay with a Viiimk in] There's a story behind Ill's de- "Fme Day." The .«k unit's name is i rision to change ,the title of the Oscar. | Claudette Colbert starrer. "Bona- nary bridge same, but since the hand was being played in a pair tournament he felt obliged to Cieht for the part .score. Perhaps should have gone on to three spades but he was a f ra id tha t he would be doubled and .set. He reasoned that his opponents might easily be in a barf contract and that it would be unwise tor him to rescue them. West- opened the king of spades and continued with the jack. South ruffed and considered the dummy carefully. Apparently he was bound to lose a spade, a heart, and two diamonds, so that the contract seemed to depend on losing no trump tricks. Declarer's first im- putee .therefore, was to cash the Seine of clubs and finesse dummy's Jack, Calmer counsel, however, prevailed. At the third trick, South crossed to the dummy with A heart and ruffed a third round of spades. He next led to dummy's remaining hish heart, and ruffed dummy's last spade. East's diamond discard on this trick was/ highly reveal- in ET. East had raised spades with only three cards in that suit. Moreover, he had doubled two no-trump. Obviously East had a smattering of ligh cards and these were hound to inclticlR the acn of diamonds. South continued by tcariing his remaining heart ,and East vvon with I''" nuccn. East returned the A—N'o one. knows why different' of this sort should occur. Thcr are usually differences between th intelligence, of different children within the same family hut s«ldoi as much as I his. It must probabl be considered an accident. Unfortunately there Is nothing f do which would raise the I. Q. o this subnormal child. Sonw txperi mcnls with glutamic acid for lh purpose are goin% on but H Is lor soon to know jnst what this wi accomplish. • * Q -We have g 15-year-old glr who has had brief spells of loss of memory since she was two years old. These leave her pale and weak. She has not outgrown them BJS we hoped, could this be a form of epilepsy? C.R. A—U Is possible that these attacks are a form of epilspsy of a miM type * known as petit mal. If this Is the case the outlook is pretty good, especially with the improved drugs which are now available. It would be desirable to make sure, however, and this could almost certainly be done with the aid of the encephalograph. .This .Instrument measures the electrical wave* in the brain. eace and so threaten American ecurlty. The five-star genera! took this and in an address before the iational Association of Radio and 'elevision Broadcasters In Chicago. dmitting that this "could possibly esult for a time in a military taleinate," he added: "As long as we are able to confia*. he battles to Korea and ccmtliM o destroy the Communist aggres- ors, we are making progress toward ur international objective of pre- eniing World War Three, if at 11 possible, Korea should be settled n the present battle ground. "If we here at home can only neasure up to the achievements of alienee and courage Cof the men n Korea) there is every reason to telieve that the war in Korea can iltimately be concluded on honor- ible terms," This appraisal by General Bradey fits the declaration by Lt, Gen. ames A. Van Fleet, the new com- nander of U. N. ground forces in Korea, that his "confident and xperienced army can stop any of- eiisive mounted by Chinese and Vorth Korean Communists "The men In the front line foxholes, says General Van Fleet, "welcome a Communist offensive be- :ause that would give us our best >pportunity to kill a maximum lumber of them;" I return to the hotly-debated ubject of whether we should expand our military operations in Asia, because this is the vital mi!- tary issue of the moment. Britain, France and our other WcsteidL Allies are dead against deliberate^ •uch expansion in the Far East «ay by launching an attack against Red China. Why? Well, one cfcgcnt reason is, as General Bradley points out. that .h' might precipitate World War [II. Howeve r. there is a not he r lighly important point to which this column has referred more than once. This is that a conflict with lommuntst China would give Bolshevism a chance to whittle tiie Western powers down militarily and economically in preparation for a world war which might find Russia and some of her satellites virtually untouched by the Asiatic conflict. On that basis, we might be smart not to play into the hands of Bolshevism by launching a "preventive" war against China or anybody else. As a matter of fact, China is getting plenty o f punishment through her aggression in Korea. Apropos of this general situation it is interesting to note that the Red Peiping radio reports the opening of another campaign for world peace on Bolshevist terms. This appeal calls for peace talks by five powers—America, Russia, Britain, France and Communist China. The Red program calls for with-^, drawal of foreign troops from Ko-mm rea, withdrawal of the U. S. Seventh- Fleet from Formosa) waters, and admission of Communist China to the United Nations. These proposals have been advanced before, and Western observers generally regard the fresh move as a propaganda maneuver. However that may be, our present program in Korea appears to be the one most likely to result In peace proposals in due course. As General Bradley Indicates, It's a case-of keeping up the good work in Korea and preventing a spread of the war if possible. No Go, Irr venture" to "Thunder On the Hill." MOM niwd Irvins Berlin', cvifcr The latter was once (he label on the to star Ann Miller in his staze nvr- i ElorJ " of Llbby Holman and Joan leal. There's No Busings L-.kc i Fonuine pl ? nneti <° P'«">«- Bl ! 1 Sho-vBu.lnc.vs" Preview rcac-! the '"""I 11 "* atlout thc -™ 1 ?" 5 lion to Llz-bcth Scott In Tcchnl- i m " ria ? e to 'tobacco heir was color in "Quantreirs RaMcr.*" haj | ?cra PP cd to * vol <| """"^ the studio rcadving another big col- • or rplr for her. . . . One final rxv.v- " "My Girl Godfrey" is in tbe film I wnw t=, slated between the Jeff iirorturtTon hopper. Remember "My Godfrey," tht Carole starrer? Lom- Schnnctlcr.s and their le*al-cazLes to!? 1 ™ ^''i, , try for a reconciliation: Thev *rre • bard - BI " r<m , tU , co ' s ! together at the Academy Awards.' ,, , , ,, , , , , , . . . Goracous Dorothy Dandrldsc • Mi } lon Hl » "> <s he aj * e ? * If- 1 : and Phil Moore .re no lonse-r dnu- { mv he , m " at a P ar * what . 1h * d U inc marrtasrc plans " ' for a living. The chap replied, I , « . manipulate strings on TV." "Do MarsarM Truman ha;, nixed anj>™' llolci c > Tl<mi> " alone or Howdy H'-llywoort prc^s interview* until D(vxly? ' * f ' Afi "'"• after hrr radio pfrformanrc «ith! " N " rUhf11 "' "ifm-" w "5 tne »' Jimmy Slcwart In "J?c):not," There ! v " r - " l hM "" ***"* Sinatra. is l.ilk Shal she'll be Inlkin; about' 3 'Llm appearance. »onn, . ( If Fi-cd AsUire can rtnncp fin' crliiKj. by heck. Esther Williams swim around chandeliers and; in and out of drencr drawers. For a dream sequence In "Texas Cnrut- ; val," Efthtr will s&'lm around Ho-; ward Keel's bedroom while he' Puts Up a Scrap M1COIM ... • At Match-Point JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bv OSWALD .IACOMV Written tor NEA Service Tuny furlls l» hopping with ex- \ The bidding in today's hand Is VERTICAL 1 Colonize -.- ,.,. v . , 1Q > C lt ^ t,,,,, v| .^.,.. ( Now East had to lead trtimps, thus ' 2 It is a thief ID (hi Broni, «hcrt Toiij-. emi pUy at two spades In an ordi- s'vlng dununy a free finesse and l , theeplilct -— : cltemtnt over Ill's plans to pre- typical " of match-point lactics - mitre "Tlir. Prince Who Wis a North would have let the oppon- - the contract. If South had drawn trumps early in the play of the hand, he would have been set two tricks. That line of play would have led to the loss 75 Years Ago In Blythevilte — Merit badges were awarded at » court of honor last night to Boy Scouf.s Gerald Carter. Russell Farr. Lloyd Ward. Harold Dozier and William Querian. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones wers guests of honor at a miscellaneous shower given last night by Mr. an^^ Mrs. Buford Young. '•§ The sale thk week by C. H. Wills-" tie of Roseland of more than 500 bales of 1934, 12-cent loan cotton is believed to have been the first important local transaction under the recent order of the Commodity Ctedit Corporation releasing 12-ccnt, of a spade, a heart, two diamonds, loan cotton to producer-borrowers and two trumps. for sale. Siberian Antelope Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 3 Follower I Depicted * Goddess of the NORTH 19 4 10973 » AK7 • J53 4 AJ5 WIST (D) EAST AAKQJ3 A865 V9643 VQJ10 » Q64 » A97 4^ +Q1093 SOUTH 9852 « K1082 4KS764 E-W vul. West North East South 1 * Pass 2 * r.i Pass 2N.T.. Double 3.1 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> K nine of diamonds, hoping that earth .5 Upper limb 6 Possesses 7 Either 8 Scottish shecpfold 9 Sea mymph 10 Limicoline birds 12 Brother of Osiris animal 6 The Chinese value its for medicinal purposes U Penetrates 13 Incline 14 Cravat 15 Plateaus 17 Si!k\vorm 18 Symbol for thulium - , „ _ 19 Fox- 16 Thus 20 Epistle (ab.) "5f al 21 Loiter 23 Falsehood 24 Ardor 26 Cushions | 27 Type of moth 28 Near 29 Size of shot 30 French article 31 Liberate 33 Termini 36 Atmosphere 37 Apex 38 Ream (ab.) 39 Sphere 42 Symbol for sodium 26 Colorless 31 Agriculturist 32 Chinky 13 Vulgar fellow 34 Give 35 Shows mercy 47 Energy (coll.) 39 Poem 49 Paid notice jA. 23 Dormant 40 French Island 25 Memorandum 41 Wicked 44 Goddess of infatuation 45 Belongs to U 46 Dry, as wine 51 Musical note ' South would let the trick ride to 43Exlinct bird West's queen. As it happened. South j 4a Notions was sure of the location of the ace of diamonds and therefore put up his king. By this Unit declarer had already won six tricks, so that he 47 Golf term 48 Landed property 50 Strike oul 52 Bamboolikc needed only three trump (.ricks to] ,,£""",.....,, fulfill his contract. He exited from S3 ^f ?,'.""" his hand with a diamond, and East was obliged to win with the ace. I L....

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