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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 23, 1951
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PAGE SIX (AnK.y COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER Nb\V3 THK COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES. Publisher BARRY A HAINES Assistant Publisher A A FKEDRICKSON Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sot* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wiunei Co., New York, Chicago .Detroit Atlanta. Memphis Entered ai second class matter at the post- office at Bljrthevllle, Arkansas, under act o) Contress. Octobei ». 1»17 Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or an; suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week Bj mail, within a. radius of 50 miles 55,00 per year. »2.50 for six months, S1.2S for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone. 112.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations They spend their days in wealth, and In a moment |o down to the grave.—Job 21:13. * * * Oh, how a small portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living f—Philip, King ot Macedon. Barbs Whether he's father, dad, the old gent, the old man or pop, it's all the same If he's worthy of praise on June 17—Father's Day! * * * The average cloud weighs 300,000 pounds. That sounds as if It includes the silver lining. * + + All cigaret companies boast about the number sold. The modern wife helps her husband !n many ways. t - * * * Sunie teen-age kids said they stole an auto Just for * joke—and now they have 30 days to do nothing but laugh. * + * Advance garden tip—don't let the weeds keep your lettuce from getting a head. Vital Step Taken in Seeking Individual Sewer Cost Data The Blytheville City Council is to be commended for its action in recalling the services of Black and Veatch engineering firm in an effort to produce data ,'that will give the city's residents something concrete to consider along th'e lines of sewer financing. Earlier views of most aldermen were supported at the Council's last session when bond firm representatives emphasized—in essence—"the importance of little things." The "little" aspect of the sewer situation is this: It is of only passing concern to the average citizen that a new sewer system for Blytheville will cost some $1,500,000. The fact that purchase of Blytheville Water Company—should that course be taken—probably would involve another fi,500,000 also is incidental information for the average taxpayer. What the potential sewer user wants to know is this: ; How much will it cost me a month— ?2, ?3, $5, $10? How much would it cost me if the city buys the water company ? How much without the water company ? How long will I have to make such payments? What if I live in a neighborhood where an old sewer district already has been paid out? Then what would I have to pay? What if 1 build in a section of town where all the sewers are new—then what u'ill I have to payv It's the individual application of the over-all situation that counts most with the people of Blytheville. The big figures men little. Most of us have never seen $1,000 all at one time, much loss $1,000,000. Hut we all pay monthly utility bills and know how they can add up, and how they affect our family budgets. Thus, Hie sewer situation now seems to have been hitched lo something we can think about intelligently. The engineering firm that made the original survey of lilythcville's antiquated sewer system can provide us with answers to the questions above, and that is just what the Council has asked it to do. This move is a step forward in a situation that, in its present stages, calls for deliberate action. As the Council was told at the last session, there is much to be done, the market is not favorable to bond activity and the necessary data lo act on is not yet at hand. When this individual cost data is received, then it will be time for the next step. Until then, no intelligent action can be taken and calls for hasty action should be held in abeyance. HCL Blues Out of Washington comes H Census Bureau report that 40 of the '18 slates spent more money than they took in during 1950. Hack in 10'19, tlie figure wa s 33 of 48. In 1948, the majority of states had greater income than outgo. State government debts rose to record high levels in 1950 as state after state failed to balance its budget despite peak revenues. Why these deficits in 40 states? Biggest reason, says the Bureau, is the rise in cost of operating schools, hospitals, welfare and mental institutions, and general welfare programs. Some of these advances reflect the booming cost of living. Others stem from th» fact that more and more people are participating in welfare programs. With inflation unchecked and welfare programs still expanding, no early end to this state deficit trend is in sight. It's a grim reminder that we face mounting burdens whether there's a defense effort or not. JTOTOAT, APRTL Sg, Views of Others General MacArthur States His Case. General MacArthur, in his talk to Congress, niatle an eloquuent defense of the policies that got him fired. He did It with a disavowal of partisanship, and little direct criticism. It was admirably done. Hhis sharpest thrust was at "lay circles, principally abroad." which he said had distorted his position, and in effect called him a warmonger. Another of his statements that had an air of challenge was this: That he understood his views were shared by "practically every military leader concerned with the Korean campaign. Including our own joint chiefs of staff." In the main, the General confined himself to justifying his outspoken opinions. He said no man "In his right mind would advocate sending our ground troops into continental China." But red China's entry Into the Korean war created a new situation, he declared, which required new decisions, if the wnr was to be enfl- ed "with the [east possible delay and at a saving of countless American and allied lives." And these decisions ,he said, had not been made. You know what he asked for: Bombing Chinese bases across the Korean line, using Chiang Kai-^hck's forces (o invade China, and blockading the Chinese coast. He also said Formosa must be held as a necessity to the defense of the Philippines, Japan and our own Pacific] states: His words were persuasive. They carried the weight of Intimate knowledge of Ills subject and obvious sincerity. And they were stronger because he linked Asia up with Europe as one front against communis—each a gateway to the other. The risk of all-out war with red China and Russia? Red, China, he declared, is already fighting us "with the maximum power it can commit;" And Russia will not "necessarily mesh I Us actions with onr moves," but will attack, if she does, when she thinks the time Is ripe. Meanwhile, appeasement can only "beget new ami bloodier wars." That is history's clear lesson. Undoubtedly, there will be vigorous debate of this issue. There should be; that is freedom In action. But let us hope that responsible leaders hold it to the thesis which General MacArthur has now so' impressively presented. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Tragedy in Gotham Now, isn't this too bad: Secretary Trygve Lie of the United Nations is all upset over where he had to sit at the dinner at the Waldorf for President Auriol of nance. He was stuck six feel away from the guest, of honor, as if he were a sixth cousin twice removed. That, he snys, just ain't protocol. What was far worse. Secretary Lie's wJfe was placed one seat below the wife of Ralph Bundle. Dr. Bunchc, It seems, takes his orders from Secretary Lie. but Secretary Lie has to answer to his own wife. Die shame and horror of this whole llllxup Is that New York's Orovcr Whalen is to blame. Grovcr. you know, virtually invented protocol. Even Emily post has to curtsy to htm In this respect. How the impeccable Wlialcn slipped up calls for an investigation, preferably by tlic Returner committee. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Presidential Greetings M'Arthur UsesEmotion For Speech Appeal Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Lack of Logic Distinguishes Great Debate over MacArthur Pirn WASHINGTON (NEA>—Some of the stuff flying around on the MacArthur firing and the great debate over sending troops to Europe should rate prizes as classic examples of lack of Icgic. This applies to both parties. And it should leave the average citizen wondering whether either party has a clear policy. Or if it has, do the individual members of each party UN troops were being pushed back in Korea, there was considerable agitation in Congress for the United States to pull out. Victory was considered impossible. Why should American troops die in Korea? Bring the boys home. crnment, "ing however, many of th same people who had expresse concern over military control government leaped to the general support. Question: If H is wrong to pi General Eisenhower in a posltlo Meanwhile, the Truman admin-j th at'would make him understand it? Take a few Peter Edson typical examples: When Mic Lrooi>s for Europe debate was on, cue of the principal arguments against it was that building up North Atlantic defense fore CR i n wester n Europe won let provoke Soviet Russia into an attack. When the MacArthur came along, however, the general's defenders supported him In the idea that he be empowered to bcmb Manchurian bases and order the Chinese Nationalists to launch an attack on Communist China. The general's critics maintained this would certainly provoke Soviet Russia into direct participation iti the Korean mess, and thus start Work! War III. This contradition poses a question : I f it's wrong to provoke a shooting wnr tn Europe, why is it nil right to provcke one in Asia? Or state it the other way: If it's all right to run the risk of all-out war In Asia, why isn't it all right ope? Bring 'Em Home—No, Send 'Km lo China Here's another: Four or five months ago, when istration kept, insisting that the U.S. and UN must stay in Korea and fight. Then came the MacAr- tluir crisis. Keneral MacArthur wanted to wage more aggressive war. When President Truman relieved the general of command, the cry went up that he should have been supported. By jerking the nig, it WHS claimed that the President, was trying to appease the_ Communists and lose the Korean war. Which position is right? If the Truman administration could be accused of pushing the war too aggressively before, how can it be accused of not pushing the same war, now? On the other hand, if i the President's opponents — both! Democratic and R. e p n b 11 c a n— I thought the U. S. should pull out; of the Korean wnr before, whyj should they change and insist it is | proper to become more deeply involved now? Take a third Illustration: Part of tlie congressional opposition to universal military training has been that the United States did not want to set up a military caste. It was feared that UMT might lead to military control of the government, it was even feared that sending General Eisenhower to Europe as supreme commander for tlie North Atlantic Treaty Organization would put him in position to become a military dictator. .Military or Civilian Control? When General MacArthur in effect defied the civilian head of gov-' against such aggression? horseback over the civilian goveri ment, why is it all right "to ha\ General MacArthur in a similar rx sition on the other side of tl world? Or look at a fourth case, or 5 ries of cases: The Truman administration h time and time again denied acti' and all-out support to the Natioa alist government of China, now c Formcsa. Reasons givcn are th Chiang Kai-shek's government weak, corrupt, ineffective, unrelia ble. Even if you grant al! these charges HS true, it must be admitted that support has also been given to other foreign governments of which the same things could be said in varying degrees on each count. Greece, for example. The Philippines. The Argentine. Even Now if it is all right to support some of these weak and struggling governments, to help them attain stability, why is it wrong to deny such aid to others? Spain? Yugoslavia? India? On the other hand, much of the opposition to more aid for western Europe has been that it was useless to try to defend it against I < The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service (Second of four articles on stomnch utcers.> Suppose you have had pain In the oniach region or peculiar slomach "nsations for a few weeks and go o the doctor. What next? The story hat you tell may raise the sus- iclon of ulcer of the stomach, he doctor wants to make sure be- ire treatment. There are many things he can o. One is to give a special test leal, withdraw the stomach con- ente through a rubber tube after little while, and examine the laterial for acid and other things, 'his is of enormous help and' al- lough sometimes a person dreads he tube for tlie first time, it is ot painful, in fact, a great many alients learn to do It themselves ithont difficulty. Another thing hat, Is usually done Is to examine sample of Intestinal waste for 'lood since (he doctor needs to mow whether the nicer is bleed- "g. Important in any studv of the itomach is (lie X-ray. For this he patient is given a lirtuid to Irinl: which contains barium. The barium keeps the rays from going hrough so that the stomach can lie seen in a sort of silhouette pic- ure. An ulcer pocket' is visible bj :his method 5 o that Us location and size is accurately known, it is possible, too, to look directly into the stomach by means of an ingenious flexible tube fitted witl mirrors and called a gaslroscope Pictures can be taken of the inside of the stouKich if desired. All this is necessary as a pre liminary to treatment. But something should be said about treat ment, also, because people oftei :et confused about it and wonde why one person is treated one wa: for ulcer and the next-door neigh bor another. The answer is simple. Tlie treat ment depends on the location o the ulcer, on its size, on the symp toms produced, on the age or oc cupation of the patient, and man other factors which vary from per son to person. Treatments In general, medical treatment aimed at avoiding irritation of th ulcer from acid, nervous strain, o anything else so that the ulcer wi be given a chance to heal. Surgica treatment, of which there are sev eral kinds, has a similar purpos unless the particular operation for removal of the ulcer and th stomach area around it. Which of these various methods to use demands careful study and expert weighing of all the factors in each Individual person. take over. So the question here is: If it is wrong to try to support western Europe against possible ComrmmL'it aggression, why wculd it be all right to support Nationalist China Net income of U.S. farmers in 1950 was about C13 billion—27 per cent below the postwar peak in 10-17. The native name for Mt. Everest is Chomolungma, meaning "Goddess Mother of the World." IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NK JOHNSON NE.\ Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclu- eel out her co-starring stint with Jose Ferrer In Paramonnt's "Anything Can Happen." Virginia I ninnaged to bring quite a few people down here MO Washington) from back home. Matter of fact, it's getting so when you meet someone going du\vn the street, you ask whether he's from Independence or Toledo—Michael V. DiSalle. price stabiliser. * * * The nation which first learns to plot air masses correctly and learns to control tlie time and place of precipitation (rainfall) will dominate the globe. -Gen. George C. Kenny, World War II Pacific Air commander. » » * When or.c realizes that serious work on any stale was initiated only a little over tive years *G<>. it seems lo me lliat the present state of development (of guided missiles) is truly precocious.—Dr. Clark B. Millikan, director Guggenheim Aeronautical laboratory. sively Vours: Now it's even Clifton Webb who's going wolfish, with a yen for Joanne Dru in "Mr. B^lve- dere Blows His Whistle." Confides Webb: "They've rounded Belvedere out and even Ihc way I play him is. different. The character Is prorcvcss-1 lournamrnl at (he ralm Springs! ing I expect they'll be marrying! Uarqtiel Club. Her iliamomls almost] Field and Willard Parker arc denying (he secret marriage rumors. Sighl of tlie month: Sonja Hcnie uatchtn; (lie 1'inirns ('Mp tennis deuce from mcnled with a new kind of ink that ! wore off the faces of Ihe cards in just a few minutes of ordinary play. One of tile decks was used in a panic at New York's famous Cavendish club, where Charles While- brook, of Miami, happened to be playing. Charlie went on bidding in his accustomed confident tone long af- to play the king of diamonds, and west signalled with the nine. Declarer finessed dummy's nine of spades and returned to his hand by finessing the queen of clubs. He continued by leading the jack of spades for another trump finesse and drew all of west's trumps. Whltebrook had to find four discards on the four rounds of trumps. He could afford to part witli three low hearts but then had to discard the ace of diamonds to avoid a )»ssible end play. Declarer next led the Jack of clubs from dummy, and Whirebrook carefully played low. iTo cover would allow South to take (he club ace, give up a trick to'thc club ten, and make his contract with a trump and two good clubs.) Dummy's jack of clubs held i trick, but now declarer had to lead a red card from dummy. Whatever he did, he could make only his rump and Hie ace of clubs He 'as therefore set one trick. By DeWITT MacKKN'ZI* AF Foreltn Affair. An»lyi4 The global surge of favorable and dvcrse criticism directed at Oen- ral MacArthur's speech before th« olnt houses of Congress hag much o say about the emotional aspecfe S his oratory. The address was, of course, highly motional In places as was j*n\, emonstrated by (he reactloJPJbn Is hearers. For Instance, ttiere '• •ere tears and even open sobbing i the chamber when MacArthur (included with his '"Old soldlerg ever die; they Just fade away' ood bye." And there were tears among Us- I cners on the radio as (his farewell f the famous veteran came over he air. That was the effect of th« poken word as handled by a maser orator. However, some who didn't hear he speech, but have had to basa heir opinion on the printed word lave been wondering whether these ery Intimate phrases were loo emo- lonal and somewhat on the "corny" ide. Well, it perhaps'Is true that oming from a novice such expres- ions might have seemed "corny" nit not when delivered by a MacArthur. MacArthur Classed Authorities on public speaking assaying this address, have placed MacArthur In the class of great peakers who have employed the oratorical style of the 19th Century Britain's Winston Churchill is cited is being in this classificaton. which s reminiscent of the days of famous ipontcc-rs like William Jermrn°s Sevan and his "Cross of Gold" spMh This style of oratory depends lenvily on the emotional appeal, and t calls for consummate skill if it is to be kept from becoming theatrical. Churchill is a past master of emotional speaking, as witness such famous utterances as his call to arms against Hitler in May of 1940. That was when as prime minister he told (he House of Commons In Imuassioned tones: • "I say to .this house as I said to the ministers who have Joined thij government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." That was emotionalism at Us peak. Yet as handled by a master like Churchill it had the effect of an electric shock on his people. They surged lo the defense of their country. And his sensational appeal also swept through Allied nations and spurred them to greater efforts. I have seen Churchill (n action many times, especially in the House of Commons, going back as far as 1916 when he was more or less "lone wolf" politically in parliament. There never has been a lime when opponents haven't been afraid of Churchill's uncanny skill with words, and his ability to arouse emotions. MacArthur has the knack of cmo- lional appeal. He used it in his ; dress before Congress. There are some who maintain that such emotionalism has no place in public life. They Insist that we should be guided by cold logic. Ab first blush that sounds like an irrefutable argument. Still, while broadly speaking it is true. I think emotionalism 1ms its place. Many of the finest acts of mankind are due to emotional appeal. And so. unless we are to be ruled solely by our heads and never by our hearts, I think we must concede MacArthur the right to resort to some emotional appeal in making this historic defense of his stewardship in the Far East. IS Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. Allen Huddleston are preparing to move to Brinkley, Ark. A son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shanks. 1120 West Ash St. The child has been named Joe. Jr! Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smart 1 purchased the house of the Rev. W B. Womack at 1044 W. Walnut. ter it impossible to tell an ace. This merely him off and aivlns him 22 sets of twins any day now." Kliznboth Taylor has put her foot down about posing In Junior miss duds for the magazines.- The Taylor wardrobe now plunges. Newest Hollywoodcsc for a movie star's home tliat has be»n attached series. Ruth's acting as the alcoholic blinrinrl Hie p';iycrs. , . , There arc no less than four starring films in the works for llrod €rawford al Columbia. • • • Ruth Warrick ami hubby Carl Ncubcrt. who once aclcd and directed In Denmark, are teaming up for summer . stock and a possible TV for back income taxes: A licn-to. • * * Tlie Valcntlna Cortese-Kichard B^.schart romance will have a liap- In "One Too Many" has sparked the word that her performance Is in (he Oscar league. "At least," says Ruth." "I played py ending niter all. Tlie marriage jit for real. When I had a hang- aimoitncemcnt Is due when she re- over 1 really looked like I had one. turns from England. I" fact the crew still thinks I was• • • n't Just acling." Columbia Is nervously watclilnp " * * Sook rensor rcnorls on "Prom Hrrei "ory Calhonn may yet turn out to lUernify," lltr Erusty hrst-s^llcr the stilrtio fir SSS.OOfl. The novel's been binned in Iwo eities already. • • • Hollywood strikes back: In Fox's "The Day Ihc Earth Stood Still." an Interplanetary ambassador arrives on earth in a space shin. He tells the press: "The people of my planet hru'e been hearing your rndio broadcasts and wutchlMg your television. As a matter of fact, for tlie first two years of your television, we thought von just wrestled." Recommended: Warner Bros. 'I Wa.-, a Communist for the FBI." SliirlUiie—nnri limcly. RTOTIK STorrnn lo be a big hotel man. His OJai. Calif., ranch will open its doors to paying guest. 1 : in May. Roddy McDowall will revive a Phillip Bar- . ry plav. "The Yonnrest," in summer | confirlll «I what hts fellow expert NORTH A A Q 10 9 VQ103 • 10762 WEST *K765 ¥ J52 *QJ93 + 95 East 1¥ 3V Pass Pass EAST <D) A None ¥ AK9876 « A54 + K1043 SOUTH AJ8432 Pass + AQ862 N 7 either vul. South Wesi North 1 * Pass 2 4 3* 4V 4 A Pass Double Pass Opening lead—¥2 See HOLLYWOOD on Page 9 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ry OSWALD .1ACOBV Written for NBA Service Expert Bids Even On Faceless Cards I Quite a few years ago a manu . „ --Nancy Olson's storlc dull will can-1 (acltirer of playing cards expert- guess. As it happened South ha had believed for years— that Char lie will make at least one bir on any conceivable 13 cards that he finds in his hand. In today's hand, pkiyed nt Ihe recenl Eastern States tournament Whitclirook held the Bast cards Curiously enough he was the onl> player at the table who dirtn' overbid. West opened the deuce of hearts dummy put UP the ten, and White brook "won with the king. He then shifted to (he four of diamonds hoping that South would have a A five-day embryo has been transplanted from one cow to another by scientists at- the Oniver- sify of Wisconsin. 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