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L1L.1. i J1U I LULsl^, SATURDAY, APRIL «, THE BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NKWS Till COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HA1NES, Publisher • AHRV A KAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •ol* N«tfon»l Advertising Representatives: W»!l»c« Wltmer Co.. New Xork, Chicn?o .Detroit AtUnU, Memphis. Bnt«red •« second class matter at the post- ttttt* »t Blyth'eville. Arkansas, under act ot Con- October I, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any cuburbtn to*n where carrier service \& maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within t radius ot 50 miles $5.00 per year, *2.SO for six months, $1,25 for threo months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I thank the*, and pralw thcc, O tliou God of my fathers, Klin 1mst givtm me wisdom and might, and has! made known unto me imw uhal we desired of thec: for them Iiasf now made -known unto us (he king's maUrr.—Daniel 2:23. * * * Praise Him, each savage furious beast That on His stores do dally feast; And you tame slaves, of the laborious plough. Yonr weary knees to your Creator bow. —WcnlworUi Dillon. Barbs It's hard to believe that summer will be here In just a short time—If some reformers don't object. * * * There Is a taw against Ihc misrepresentation of turs. It's bad enough lhat (he animals are skinned. * ; * * A Tennessee man, caught after a Jail break, enid he just wanted to get some fresh air, A nice compliment for the jail. * * * A boss Is a man who often gets 'a terrific sel- back when he tries to carry the meaning of the title Into his own hom«. * + » Soon will come the season of the hookworm— and th« home gardener knows who's hooked. Known Facts Fail to Show Chiang Could Be Much Help Another great debate, this time over Far Eastern policy, is getting under way. Calm reason and respect for fact ought to play a larger role in this public discussion than was,true in the troops- for-Europe argument. A* an example, take the case of ;; Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the Chinese Nationalist forces based on Formosa. The notion exists among many Ainer- icam that he commands a large, fairly - well-equipped army which is in a fight- •fhigf mood and needs only a signal from the West to jump into Korea or invade mainland China to help us bring the Korean war to a speedy end. It is virtually suggested that American lives are being wasted through failure to tap this reservoir of trained military manpower close to the fighting scene. What are the known facts? First, though some estimates of Chiang's army run as high as 800,000 men, most military observers put the figure closer to 400,000. This is not a big army, but it is larger than the American force now in the field in Korea. The Nationalist army is NOT well equipped. Chiang's chief American adviser, Adm. diaries C'ooke (ret.), former 7th Fleet commander, several months ago guessed it would take $250 million in equipment to outfit this force for combat. With prices still .s|iiialing, the cost unquestionably would lie higher today. It might hit §300 million. The morale of Chiang's troops is pretty much an unknown quantity. Though supplied with a lot of American equipment, his forces fighting on the mainland right after \Vorld War II did 'not acquit themselves well against the Chinese Keds. The present army has been held together on Formosa with difficulty over a two-year span. It is not battle-tested. It is wholly possible that with adequate equipment this army might give a good account of itself. But there is no way of knowing that in advance. Those who assure us the Nationalists would fight successfully are guessing, since no facts exist on the matter. Let's suppose we should give the word to Chiang to invade China proper. He has no air force worth of the name and no fleet of consequence. Only the United States could provide the necessary sea-air cover to protect a mainland landing. And since air operations would necessarily involve bombing shore installations, troop concentrations, communications and oilier facilities, it is hard tn see how such a.-.sislaiice could do any thing but immerse this country IB * wider war with China. Russia, of course, has a mutual defense pact with China. No one not inside the Kremlin knows whether she would honor the obligation to assist Mae Tse- tung if we gave Chiang the sea-air cover for a mainland assault. Senator 'I'aft says such an attack would not bring in Russia and lead to general war. One wonders how he can know what the Soviet reaction would be, unless he is privy to Stalin's secrets. Obviously, since the defense pact exists, a very grave risk would be taken of precipitating a big war. This is not an attempt to decide whether we ought to take that risk. That is for the American people to decide, acting through their elected representatives. But at least they should make their judgment in full knowledge of what is involved, and in full appreciation of what sort of instrument Chiang's army might he in a wider fight against communism. Nothing known up to this moment suggests that Chiang would be ready to fight quickly, or guarantees that his forces would fight well, or assures us that his entry would shorten the Far Eastern war rather than lengthen and broaden it. 11 is Ihe facts and the facts alone, that lead to this conclusion. Still at It You'd never know it,, hut the Rig Hour powers are still haranguing in Paris, trying to get together on an agenda for a conference of their foreign ministers. Most of the western officials participating have about concluded that Russia doesn't really want a meeting. It he- gins to look as if this effort was just for the record, so they can shout to the world that the "\var-mongering" West wouldn't agree lo talk peace. May he they had some idea, too, about further splitting the western nations. But all they've succeeded in splitting are a lot of legal and diplomatic hairs. Views of Others Arthur H. Vandenberg The death of Senator Arthur H. Vanrtenberg ol Michigan could hardly have come at a more ominous lirne. As the Republican champion of the bl-partlsan foreign policy, Vandenberg has been sorely missed on Capitol Hill during the year and a half of his illness. His passing comes at a time when the cooperative policy he fathered Is being put to its severest test. To Arthur Vanrienberg must gn a Inrge share of the credit for keeping the United States on the course of internationalism after World War II. In 1044 he was Instrumental in writing into the Republican Party's platform a plank favoring the employment of force to maintain peace. It was on January 10. 1915, that he made the speech lhat catapulted him onto the world stage. In that speech Vandenburg, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, declared that the American government must "relight the torch" of the (Roosevelt-Inspired)' Atlantic Charter, and proposed that the major allies join in a treaty "to keep Germany and Japan permanently demilitarized." President Roosevelt, was so pleased that he took 50 copies of the speech along with him to Yalta, and there named its author one of the American delegates to the United Nations Charter conference at San Francisco. The Michigan senator returned from San Francisco to line up Senate support for the UN charter and to become Republican advi.scr on international affairs to three Democratic secretaries ol Slate. Tills was the same Vandenberg who had opposed the League of Nations, who before Wurld War II had voter! against the draft, who find voted against and had led I he fight against repeal ot the Neutrality Act. In I934-'.i5 the senator from Michigan was an active member i>f tile Nye Committee which blamed World War I on J. p. Morgan & Co.. and the niimitlonj,- maklng "merchants of death." In 1DM. after the Nazis invaded Poland .he said: "This so-called <var is nothing but about 25 people and pr.j|ia- sanoa.' 1 Senator Vandenberg named the "robot bomb" as the source of his conversion. But whatever the cause was. his allegiance to his new faith vfas so stron? that he could put principle above party in working to establish the machinery o;, world peace. In these days when so many in his, own party are seeking partisan advantage by stirring up fierce differences over foreign policy, (here i.v a Ereat need for > Republican of sufficient slr.lure lo put on the mantle of Ihe,departed senn'or. -ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY To halt military activities at this unnatural border .?sth parallel' would be construed by the Communists as a viclcr.v They would regard It a* an t-jieii invitation to rest, recuperate, rearm and. whrn the lime suited them, relnvadc.— Dr. Sae Sun Kim. Korean embassy Charge D'affaires * « t Anyone who undertakes to challenge Ihis nation i Yugoslavia) *>ih arms will pay dearly for the adventure.-aeorge V. Allen, U. S. Ambassador. The Road Back ouldn't easily. 'efer Cdson's Washington Column — Widely - Supported UMT Proposal Is Stymied by Church Groups WASHINGTON — (NBA) _ Try- ng to put a finger on House of Representatives opposition to Unt- •crsal Military Training legislation is extremely dif- the Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick of I three civilians, one retired re»u!a New York, in opposition to UMT. and the other a member of th Speech I'nlnls Up Rell E ious armed forces reserves. No active rcn Opposition ulars could be named Rep. Adam Powel], New York (Democrat and formerly minister in .vho'the Abyssinian Baptist Church. ficult. Even congressmen _.. , , „ are opposed to a ! backed him by declaring "every sin- peacetime UMT J gle religions leader In the nation, aren't very iiicid, i Catholic and Protestant. Is on rec- beyond saying' ord against UMT." I'etcr Edson that they "don't t Then he cited (he organizations like it." Practically every public opinion poll shows a majority of those questioned In favor of UMT. Most newspapers support it. American .egion, which operates one of the most potent lobbies in Washington s for UMT. So are other veterans' organizations. Department of De- 'ense wants It. And the Senate has passed by an overwhelming major- ty its bill which would put UMT ,nto effect. Members of (.he lower house, how- that The had testified against UMT: Roman Catholic Council of Bishops, the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian C ii u r c h. American Baptist Convention. National Con- ferenre of Methodist Youth, Church of the Brethren. Southern Baptist Church. Society of Friends 'Quakers). Disciples of Christ. United Lutheran Church. Evangelical and Reformed Church—"right on down the line. They are all against UMT." Any congressman jviil hesitate to go against the religious leaders of his district. There seems to be the crux of the matter. If the church M*Arthurs Statement May Help Clear Air By DeWITT AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Now that General MacArtliur has 'resented a defense of his steward- hip In Southeast Asia one is left vilh the feeling that the military liftcrenccs between him and the dminlstratlon weren't so great Ihey have been resolved more The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN" P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service A vast amount of money and equipment, not to mention hralns, s going Into the problem of «olv- ng tho riddle of cancer. Knowing -his. and being asked again to contribute this month to the cnm- Jaign of the American Cancer Society, some may wonder why apparent progress has not been faster. All this will pay off sometime, of lhat we can feel sure. Progress of the greatest Importance has al- read5' been made, but all can agree that the problem has not been solved. Cancer is an amazingly complicated disease and a few of the puzzling features about It will be mentioned today so that one may understand why so much time and money are still needed. The body Is made up ol tiny cells which appear different and have different functions. Ordinarily they behave extraor- Stlll, perhapi this cloud-bunt will lielp clear th« »lr, not only for America but for her anxious Allta n the flght against Bolshevism 3erlalnly MacArlhur's exposition <* the military position has plnrwd down his personal objectives, mnd the difficultly which rn h*« ««y. countcred. The mivtn charge made by fchg general's critics has been t*i»t rib strategy threatened to expand th« Korean conflict and land the 0nlt. ed States and her Allies In > majo. continental war with « Red Chiflb backed by Russia ^^ The consensus ot miliUrr obnerr- ers has been that «uch i develop, ment would be catastrophic for th« democracies. They Play for Mocraw have argued (hat K wouht — ...w. „.....„.., i....vii milt. -IJ MC1J.1 Ul UILJfJJl 1C) CfJII- ever, are holding back. And smce, people are against a candidate, he'll (sidcr it. amend it further and fl- representatlves are supposed to have, have a hard time getting re-elected, nally report it lo the House for approval within another 15 days. It could be disapproved and killed. Whatever happened. Congress could This commission would be give; six months or more to draw up set-of laws and regulations on ho* NSTC should be run. All this ground has been covere. before. In 1947 a nine-man commis slon under Dr. Karl T. Comntor. ported that unless Ihe U.S. adopte universal military service it face "extermination" within seven years. The Army in an experimental camp at Fort Knox. Ky., worked out nil the delails of how It should be run. The U.S. Senate, as mentioned, has already drawn up and passed a bill which would put It into effect. All! ods are needed which act only on this experience was brushed aside. | the bad cells and not on ihe good Instead, the House substitute For this legislation would provide that its new NST Commission would do the Job all over again and report brick lo the House Armed Services Committee. This committee would then hnve 45 days in which to con- dinarily well, doing their particular jobs and working smoothly with one another. But In cancer one of these cells—almost anywhere in the body starts to grow wild. It divides and divides, neglects Itc proper Job, and pushes and injures the normal cells around it. The sixty-four-dcllar Question is why? What, happens to make a single cell behave in such a dangerous fashion? When this question can be answered we shall be a long way on the road. True, there are clues now known but they do not explain the whole thing. It is known that chronic irritation or inflammation plays a part. Also there are good reasons [or believing that there are some inherited predispositions for cells starting to misbehave in this way. This is not enough, however, and we need to know too why cancer picks on some people and leaves others alone. Perhaps this is all part of the same caieslion. In Die Meantime ... Another thing that \ve need to know is how to put the brake on cancer cells once they have started or how to destroy them with- oul destroying the normal culls around them. In other words meth- thpjr ears much closer to the round than the senators, there must be some basis for sentiment from bark home (o support this opposition, Still, many congressmen queried on the point admit thnt re-elected. The House has met this opposition with a variety of subterfuges. It is proposed to change the name. Instead of UMT—Universal Military Training—it would be called NSTC—National Security Trainirg their mall Is about equally divided, j Corps, That is intended to take j some of the curse off of the Idea by who have; getting the word "military" out of it. for and against UMT. Supporters of UMT . been following its progress in Con- ' Then the House Armed Services gross sr\y that you have to dig deep ' Committee attempted n colossal Job to find the rea-sons for opposition, f of passing the buck. Instead of put- They say it is a religious issue. Ccn-jting NSTC Into effect itself. It abler of organized opposition to UMT dicated fU power and surrendered in the church groups. Rep. Dewey Short, Missouri Republican, pointed this out In House riebaie by quoting a letter from the much - vaunted constitutional law-making duties to a National Security Training Commission. It would consist of five members — duck responsibility commission. and blame the ones. This Is also not easy. Until a method has been found which does this we shall have to rely 011 sureery to remove the cancer celts. X-ray or radium which can be so directed that they will kill the cancer cells without doing too much harm to the others are also In use. Even without a medical education it is not difficult to see how hard the problem is nnd how the pressure of thought and money to be up gradually. It will have ro be phased Into the draft. It will have to be started now to be operative by 1953. There's no time to lose. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclusively Your?: Former child star Cora Sue Collins, now happily married and living in Reno, Nevada, i.s "Go Away. Old Man" Tor Mnrlene Dielrich lo sin? In "Chuck-a- Luck." Marlene switched the title to "Go Away. Young Man." Kmmm. rxpcctiae her second stork bundle late this month. . . . Olivia de Sybil Merritt, the prematurely- HavLlland's TV debut in a .scene! nray beauty linked with Bob Tay- rrom • Rnmeo and Juliet' 1 was pre-I lor. finally hits the screens in "The ceded by tests almost as elaborate Vicious Years." The film, completes thftfe stat-eri before exploding an atom bomb. The lady wanted to see first how she would televise. id several years ai;o and \vith- ffrnwn after 12 play dates, gets a new release through Allied Artist.s. .... Tim McCoy is beaming over the After fix weeks of his concert, | impact, of his Iiulian legends on lour. Mario Lanza shed 27 pounds. TV. F. w. Hodse, Southwest Musc- . . . Rob Crosby, planning for n lone; mil Indian authority, wrote him: summer vacation, suddenly rcmem- I "You're playillc a large part in cor- berprt he'll be a father" for the! reeling the popular fallacies re!i!th time in October? He imincill- garding Indians." ately sicned up for two Iheal^r; • ... date.s in Cnicaeo in July. . . . The I Quote of the wecx from Kath- talk persists Charlie Chaplin arine Hepburn: is dickering to buy an island off "'f .™" ™iVt art with G«or?e the coast, of Lower California t'ukor .is your director, you mlRht Where ho'll retire? \ ** «cll K° hack to the five anrl ... ' ten." I Judy Holliday's Oscar victory has! at three Millie Dawns' (her, name ;n the picture ( heine offered j to sludrns by accnts. , . . Actor Jerry Parris (some say he's Shelley' Wm:ers' real heartbeat! cave up ii!.< movie rareer and « now back N'O'A York a.s a TV player. It Ii be a meancr-than-ever Dan I>r;rycn in his next movie. ' Morti-K IIK." I cot it straight from the pi'ulurer. Hal E. Chester. l).in\ hie moment in tlir Him. vi>s Hal. «i|| he a "new type nf Inve *rrnc. IT'S enl his elrl iu tils amis anil civrs hrr a kiss and three sliiss in the Kirk with Ills revolver." Frank Fontaine's definition of a hick town: A town where, if yon ?cc a girl dinlne with a man old See 1OI.I.YWOOD on Taje 5 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .IACOBY Written for \F,A Service Here's a Lesson In Good Bidding "Please comment on the bidding of this hand," requests a New York reader. "When this hand was player 'Die Jeff Chandlers have nerord i ln lne Eastern States tournament 'hat dnorce court date. She's I rtatinc her cx-hu.shanri, writer Pet. rr Brooks, and he's Roing places ' 'I'll Maria Toren. ! Mean Something? 1 Switch: recently. South won the opening .^pade lead and promptly led ft club for a finesse of dummy's ten. East won and laid down the ace and king of diamond. 1 !. "West went into a deep huddle !o\er the play to the second round drop his Jack. East thereupon ran ;hree more diamond tricks, setting the contract two tricks. Isn't four hearts a sounder contract? if so, how should it be bid?" Four hearts is a sounder contract,, but it should be observed lliat it depends on a successful club guess. If South had guessed the queen of clubs at no-trump, he would have brought home nine tricks without any difficulty. However, the club guess is easier when hearts are trumps. Declarer can discover very early that East has a singleton heart. Ho then plays East for possible length tn clubs, ami the queen of clubs Is thus easily picker! up. The game in hearts is easily reached if South cue-bids two spades instead of bidding two no-trump, •i'orth can then RO to threo clubs, af- ° lhcse vitnl P rob] enis can be While all this Is going on much nil]J5t be kept up unlil some so!u * valuable time is being lost. Defense Secretary Marshall's comment has been largely ignored. It's going to take two years to put any UMT plan into effect, he says. Yon can't have nothing one day and a full-grown UMT the next. The system will have 75 years Ago In Btythevillc — After a meeting of Blytheville. Special School District board members last night, it was decided that tuition would be charged high school studenl.s for the first half of the next school year. Miss Martha Winburn will be In charge of the program for s meeting of the Music Department of the Woman's Club tomorrow and Mrs. S. H. Salmon, Mrs. James B. Clark and Mrs. K. D. Carpenter will be hostesses. play directljr Into Moscow's hand*, that It would give Bolshevism t chance to bleed the United Statw and other Western powers militarily and economically and thus prepare them (or the "kill" In th« final showdown. However, It doesn't appear from General MacArthur'. speech befort the Joint houses of Congress th»t his strategy contemplated such an involvement of American and other U.N. forces. He explained the position like this: The United Nations victory m Korea "was complete, and our objectives within roach, when R«d China Intervened with numerically Mlperlor ground forces. This created a new war and an entirely ne* situation ... a situation which called for new decisions In the diplomatic sphere to permit the realistic adjustment of military strategy. Such decisions have not been forthcoming." MacArthur cited his alms In tHJJb situation as being an economy blockade of China, > naval blockade of the ChhiR coast, removal of the restrictions on aerial reconnaissance over China, and removal of the restrictions on the ground forces of Nationalist China, with logistical support from America. He also asked permission to bomb Manchurlan bases from which the Chinese were attacking U.N. forces in Korea. Xo Ground Troops Tills reference, to removal of restrictions on the ground forces of Nationalist China meant using the half million tioops Generallislmo •hiang Kai-shek has on the island of Formosa, which lies close to the •hiim coast. But MacArthur yes- :erday declared that "no man In his right mind would advocate sending our ground forces Into continental China, and such was never given Ihought." In short, while "the new situation did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning," MacArthur's program wasn't calculated to involve America in a major war on Chinese soil. That ts his answer on this vital point. The other mjijor Issue involved in the dispute revolved about.4he relative Importance of Europe and area In the war with bolshevisre. Thr^ Washington administration has tak en the stand that Amerlcfl must concentrate her efforts against communism in Europe. MacArth-ir yesterday reiterated the view v.nich figured in his dismissal by President Truman. This was that since the Bolshevist menace is global, ''we can't divide our effort." Menace Is Global There Is. of course, no argument but that the bolshevist menace l« global. However, the relative Importance of Asia and Europe Ic bound to continue a hot subject of debate. That importance may vary from lime to time, nnd circumstances will have lo be dealt with s they arise. What we don't want is lor America to get involved In n major Asi- NORTH *Q6 V Q 108652 » Q10 + KJ 10 WEST EAST 21 *7432 <M10985 V K973 V J » .1 7 4 » A K *7 2 4Q4 SOUTH (D) * AK ¥ A4 » 852 4 A986S3 Both vul. South West North 1 * Pass 1 V 2 * Pass 2 ¥ 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 2 9(33 Cast I * Pass Pass Icr which South belatedly show heart support by bidding three hearls, •U tills point ench member of the partnership has had a chance to show diamond strength by bidding no-trump. Since cnch had ducket" thnt icsponslbllily it should he clca that the necessary diamond stop per simply dncun't exist. Nortl thnr-forr ww. to game 111 heart 3reeJ c F Canine 1 atic war to which Russia is not committed militarily. This would permit the Soviet to conserve her strength for an assault on us when we had been sufficiently weakened. There is no Indication that we art in danger of letting ourselves get cnught In such a predicament. B»{J we have traveled a rough road 01* argument to determine that point. ' iswar xo previous Puzzle ORIZO.VTAL 57 Complication Depicted 58 Pedal digit. • 59 Oceans VERTICAL 1 Fissure 2 Halt (prefix) 3 Native metal 4 Turmoil canine This —— is 'aid to have iriginaled in Jhina its short is curled close 5 Expensive to Us hack 3 Correlative of 1?. At this place either 1'iAgc 7 Sport !••= Shield bearing s Bullfighter I.i Absencoot the 9 Brazilian' limbs macaw 17 Slate of mind 10 Ailments 1!) Jumbled type n Sediment 20 Pinnacle 16 Type of moth 21 Compass point )8 Upon -f A R A. b d f F E R S A L A & C A V E N u K vl T -:f A ^ A Y E -;;. O 1 f 2 V: •J Lt R J H S R S ''.:-: N O A *- £ q c= A l_ A § 0 R D P N e. 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