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PAGE Eltilff BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY. APRIL 7, 1949 THE BLYTttEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINE8, Publisher JAME8 L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertllins Minigir BoM National Adrertldng ReprewntttlTw: W*U»e» Wltmer Co- New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. MempMi. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arlumsaa, under act ot Con- gnt*. October », 191T Member ot The Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier IB the city ot BlylhevUle or anj luburban town where carrier tervlc* U main- Uliied. 20c per week, or 85c pel month. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, »4.0fl per year, 12.00 lor six months. $1.00 tor three month*; by mall outside 50 mile eon*. $10.00 per year payable to advance. Meditations And them say In ihine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.—Deuteronomy 8:17. • • • Surphu wealth U a sacred trust which lt« possessor 1> bound to administer Ui his lifetime Jor the good of the cnrrununily. —Andrew Carnegie. Barbs The money you pay back always looks twice ai large aa the amount you borrowed. * v • Watchea for mllady'i knee, an advertUefl •tain. To takt (he place ot clockwork at the anklet • • • In Uie line of phrenology, a Urge bump above • m»n'i ear Indicate* he'» arjumenlatlve at home. • • • The opportunity the averaie ipeaker doesn't iake advantage of !• the chance to stop talklnf before he don. • • • Maybe people with money make other people sick because sour grapes have that eflect. Truman consistently and completely. We don't remember that the non- Communist Progrebsivos did any public hand-wringing or wailing about the wicked Reds. We have a feeling that a lot of them dropped off tlie Wallace bandwagon because their candidate's position was too far left, and because there were too many Communists aboard at Ihe very start. The fact that Dr. Tugwell himself said that he should have left the party in August suggests that he feels the same way. Dr. Tugwcll may apologize, and condemn patriotic lihernls for a walkout wliicli, in the next breath, he regrets not having joined. lint he offers no sound denial to the argument that the Communists moved ih on the Wallace party not because Ihe non-Communists deserted it, but because Mr. Wallace welcomed them and preached their party line months before the third party was ever formed. He's Finally Getting the Hang of It Why Did Reds Back Wallace Tugwell's Tale Lacks Logic It was clearly evident that Communists had a major part in devising the strategy and tatties of Henry Wallace's presidential campaign last year. Even so, it is interesting tu have that evidence confirmed by Prof. Rexford Guy Tugwell, the old brain-truster and more recently platform chairman at the Wallace third-party convention. Dr. Tugwell acknowledged the Communist influence in an article published by the Progressive magazine (no connection with the political party of the same name). He deplored that influence. But his suggestion of how it might have been avoided ia open to question. "The reason Communist workers •were so prominent in the Wallace 1 campaign," he wrote, "was that the Progressives were—well, where were they? Sitting it out; wringing their hands, and •wailing about the wickedness of the Reds." At the same time, Dr. Tugwell seems to contradict himself with an explanation of one of the third-party candidate's "fatal errors": "Mr. Wallace's extremism was—and is —his own. It is explainable. As fast as he occupied a forward trench, he found Mr. Truman in it with him and felt compelled to go on to another. This finally "anded him in a no-man's land which most Progressives felt was much too far advanced. And presently he was out there pretty much alone." The first forward trench that Mr. Wallace occupied was his policy of appeasement toward Russia, which he disclosed in his famous Madison Square Garden speech. Wiih that trench lie dug himself right out of the Cabinet. Mr. Truman did not get into the trench with him. Nor did the President move in when Mr. Wallace attacked the Truman Doctrine toward Greece and Turkey, or when he opposed the Mashall Plan, or when he charged that American policy was being formulated by war-mongering militarists and Wall Streeters. Dr. Tugwell might have been talking about the forward trenches of domestic policy. But there was nothing in .Mr. Wallace's home-fnmt program to compare with the radical (and. as the election proved, unpopular) aspects of his prescription for world peace. Both Mr. Truman and Mr. Wallace learned heavily on the New Deal for their domestic platforms. Certainly the Wallace speeches on this subject con- \ tained nothing that would have made the old New Dealers in his party feel that their candidate's position was "much too far advanced." So the no- man's land in which Mr. Wallace found . himself must have been in the field o£ foreign affairs, where he opposed Mr. VIEWS OF OTHERS Atlantic Pact: No Sideswipes, Please The Atlantic Pact is proof against frontal altack In the United States Senate. Senaor Van- denborg's vigorous indorsement Indicates strong Republican support In addition to Democratic championship of the measure. But this Is no reason for Americans to let complacency set In. As&ault on the project need not be confined to arguing openly and pros and cons of the H articles In the pact. It can be attempted by sideswipe. That Is, It can be directed against provisions which the United State* must make to lielp arm the European countries taking part In the new defense system. These provisions must come as a bill to authorize expenditures on American amis for Europe. That bill Is expected lo encounter much roughter sledding than tlie pact. Borne senator* already have thrown dubious glances at the arms measure, costwlse. And Senator Talt has, quite tentatively, raised another question which may trouble American thought more: "In the case of some European countries, we can hardly Icll now whether such arms eventually would be used for or against us." This suggests the possibility of ftinerican arms falling into the hands of Communists abroad, lo be used against the pact and the governments which they are now intended to aim. Tins danger it one which must be accepted is a calculated risk. The alternative is to omit arming democracy's friends. They are certainly more numerous la western Europe than are the Communists. But they no not now swing all the weight they might against communism precisely because they are unarmed. This means they are inrendy lor violence, wh:ch might be precipitated >y Communists with arms from other sources. The Taft query Is not to be Ignored, how- ver. For It represents some disquiet about the possibility of Russia's nullifying the pact, through 'Infiltration." Tlie question cannot be adequately discussed f the pact and the arms bill are treated as separate considerations, as some senators frankly are trying to treat them The pact Itself provides' against tlic very developments Mr Taft suggests. In Article IV It calls [or consultation "whenever, in the opinion ci any of (the members), the territorial Integrity, political Independence, security of any o( Uie parties is threatened." The wording would permit the United States, for example, to call for consultation in the event Washington saw signs ot a threat to, say, French Independence. As Secretary Acheson has pointed out. subsequent action could be taken by tlie community against even an Internal threat, if there were reason to believe the threit was engineered by foreign Influence. In a word. It is plain that the pact, plus arms for Europe, will not Increase the danger from infiltration, but add to the security ot European governments against aggression without or from within. But lo operate with maximum cflcct it must be more than a paper agreement. It must be more than an American alliance with militarily impotent nations. It must create a strong system —which is to say a system of individually stren- gclhened nations. Tlie pact nnd the provisions for arming Europe arc therefore inseparable parts of a single program. Surely it does not UKo more perspicacity than that of the average scna- to grasp this point. CHRISTIAN SCIKNCE MONITOR Nations Put Great Confidence In Alliance to Prevent Conflict Rearming Western Europe Not to Eat Up Funds Allocated to Marshall Plan to Speed Recovery The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service Herpes zcster, which Is the correct medical na/ne for shingles. Is an acute Inflammation of the skin accompanied by the appearance of characteristic blisters. It is not, however, strictly speaking a skin which Is reached by certain nerves* Before Uie blisters appear, the patient usually has some pain In the affected area. The blisters gea- y become visible on about the hlrd or fourth day. Fever may be >resent and pain or neuralgia is requently severe. One side of the body only Is af- ected, and 1^ is especially common around the chest, Just over and parallel to the ribs. It appears also on the forehead, face and lower ba«k and abdomen. Tlie blisters after a period of several days begin to open and dry up, finally disappearing altogether. In young and middle-aged people, this ab-.iut all there is to it, but '» older people there may be neuralgic |>ains for quite a long time. Virus Probable Cause Herpes may develop with or immediately after acute infection like pneumonia or meningitis; it can come in epidemics, or without any cause which can be identified. It is believed to be identified. It is believed to be due to a tiny, probably living, substance called a virus. The relation between herpes and chickcnpox is curious. Small epidemics of herpes have developed at the sume time as epidemics of chickenpox There seems good reason to believe that an occasional person can develop chickenpox from contact with a patient with shingles and vice versa. A great many different kinds r>t treatment have been used for shingles with some success. Among the more recent methods is the use of X-rays. R[, FETKR EDSON NEA Washington Corresp undent ..WASHINGTON—<NEA1—A definite program far rearming western Europe will be sent to Congress by President Truman soon after the North Atlantic Pact Is signed in Washington by the foreign ministers. There is no thought of asking the Senate lo ratify this treaty without letting the Congress know what it Is going to cost. Bnt making up the shopping list for rearming Europe has been a troublesome business. This Job has been under the general supervision of Assistant Secretary of State Ernest A. Gross, in churge of congressional relations. He has been working with European military at tactics and U. S. Army, Navy and Atv Force brass. In writing the bill of particulars. There have been several guiding general principles. One is that there should be no increases hi tlie 1950 military budgets for any ot" the North Atlantic Pact countries. Another is that there should be no diversion of production from the general European recovery program under the Marshall Plnn. For Instance, the united States might give extra steel or other raw materUls for use in the existitig arsenals and arms plants of tlie European countries. But there will be no Inking of steel from Marshall Plnn recovery allocutions for use in arms production. Rearmament Is not to be achieved at the expense of recovery. Will Provide Small Arms Chiefly There has so fnr been no thought of greatly enlarging the armies of western Europe. But it has been decided that the existing European armed forces must be fully equip- I ped wllh. rifles, not broomsticks. The American contribution will be largely small arms and ammunition to give Europe basic ground defense. This rules out the fanciful Idea of giving Europe the latest in B-36's, flying wings, shooting stars, rockets, aircraft carriers and atomic bombs. America n contributions to rearming Europe will be made to the greatest extent possible from existing U. S. surpluses left over from the last war. Whatever new arms production In the U. S. is required to equip European armies will have to he fitted into existing American production schedules. In other words, there is going lo be no great allocation of materials already in short supply in the United States, just to rear mEiiropc. It would be wrong to assume that the North Atlantic Pact is going to set up an alliance which will be ready to conduct a full-scale war in six months or so. Objectives of the pact arc really two. The first is to build up confidence in Europe. The second objective is what General Marshall used to call "assuming a military posture," to show the world that the United States means business. Making up the actual shopping list of what new equpimcnt will be required to rearm Europe on a defensive basis has presented difficulties. The first step has been to get from European countries their estimates oa what they need but can't supply themselves. Won't Duplicate t-end-Lcase All requests received thus far have been 'way in excess of what any of the European countries arc going lo get. The European countries may have been spoiled by Lend-Lease operations during the late war. The rule then was to give them anything they asked for. If not more. There seems to be more sense in the operation now. This time Uie United States is going to decide what • the North Atlantic Pact countries need and what they're going to get. It will be a bill passed by the American Congress which will appropriate the necessary dollars. Anything more the European countries do about rearming, they'll have lo do themselves. This may he a hard- boiled approach, but It is utterly realistic. No dollar estimates of what this North Atlantic Pact arms program is going to cost are yet worth the paper they are written on. Various figures of one billion, two billion I and five billion dollars have been mentioned. They arc mere guesses. So far there has not even been decision on whether to charge original costs of surplus materials supplied, whether to write them off at junk value, or whether to enter all items at replacement costs in terms of today's high prices. All figures submitted thus far have been sent back for revision, to take out the "If" factors nnd to write the ticket in understandable terms. No matter what the total comes to, there will, of course, be objections from Congress and elsewhere. There seems to be some sentiment against giving many arms to France and Italy- There is an underlying fear that these countries may eventually go Communist. That is a calculated risk that lias to be taken. But if they should go Commie, they'll be kicked out of the pact. Make no mistake about that, Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * * » QUESTION: Can a seven-year- old tumor located in the palate be successfully removed? ANSWER: Usually such tumors can be successfully removed but the answer depends to some extent on the nature of the tumor, its size, and to what tissues it i.s attached. The answer, therefore, can be given only by someone who has made a direct examination. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — By HeWitt Mackenzie (#) Foreign Affairs Analyst Just 32 years ago the United States took her place among the allies in World War I with a declaration of hostilities against an . aggressive Germany. |Jt Basically that war was tlie outgrowth of Germanic greed—an urgo for expansion at the expense of the other fellow. Or to employ the German euphemism, It was caused by the need for greater lebensraum • living space). Approximately 22 years later the globe was torn by an even more terrible conflict. Naturally America was among the allies, And of course they called it World War II. Again the basic cause was greed or If you wish, the demand for lebensraum. Monday 12 Western allies, meeting in Washington, signed the Atlantic pact. This is a defensive alliance, aimed at protection against aggression whose evil spirit again is hunting trouble. Wars Can Be Prevented President Truman said in an address regarding this historic treaty: "It Is a simple document, but if it had existed in 1914 and In *9?°. supported by the nations who are represented . here today, I believe It would have prevented the acts nf age Cession which led to two world wars." It's easy to believe thai this might have been so. However, one has the feeling that even if the two war.s^^ had been prevented then, the world ^P" still might have had lo endure the agony of an upheaval. There were great political, territorial and economic problems to be adjusted. There were imperial revisions which inevitably must have come. There were racial freedom to be established. These reforms could only be achieved by major operations. Many of thc.se things were brought about by the two world wars. Perhaps in the course of many generations they would have been ful development of mankind. Who accompolished through the peace- can say? Certainly tf one could choose between quick progress by war and slow progress through peace, the Inter must be the choice. Heaven forgive the maker of war! Changes for Better Result Still, the unwanted wars have hastened changes for the better. Great new sovereign states like India, Pakistan and Burma have been born. Others are In the process of achieving Independence in other parts of Asia, and readjustments arc being made in Africa. In fact, were it not for tlie great , Ideological struggle between bol- shevLsm and democracy, the world today could chalk up tremendous progress in many branches of activity since the first global conflict. It Is, of course, to prevent another war developing from the Ideological turmoil that the Atlantic alllnnce has been signcd. That would be a war which could bring little but grief. As ihn signs now read there Is a fair chance that genera! ideological shooting war can be avoidnd for a long time and perhaps can be averted altogether. That would Misses Ruth and Sue Butt were hostesses to 15 couples for a scav- anger hunt last evening which took the tiuesLs over the city and near by thoroughfares tn quest of the treasure. The group made up of Miss Ida Marie Sample, Oscar Hardaway. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ivfi h t |jt b thfi Adams Mu* Sunshine Adams and % a<UlKtmcnla which have rcsuRet! rom the two world wars. This column, while recognizing he grave dangers, doesn't believe ha t war between the democraclRB and the bolshevist bloc is inevitable. IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NCA Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY I believe the use of force to effect political change is not only deplorable but also inconsistent with the ideals of the American peoples-— President Truman. Russia's greatest exportable product Uxtay Is chaos.—Secretary of Navy Johr L. Sullivan. It is a fine thing to be honest, but It is also very important to be right.—Winston Churchill, tn "Maxims and Reflections." We are enemies of war. We do not want to see any mother anxious. But we do not want to sec our sol) imadcd. . . 1 do not understand how such a policy could be considered aggressive. —Premier Henri Queulne of France. The (North Atlantic) Pact will help prevent war. Aggresior nations despise weakness and respect strength.—Canadian Governor General Viscount R. L. G. Alexander. HOLLYWOOD (NEA> — Oliver Hardy is set for another solo comic spot, minus Stan Laurel, in the Bing Crosby picture. "Ridin" High," afte;' he completes "Strange Caravan" with John Wayne. Then there's talk of still another with Charles Coburn. But Ollie insists he and SUn arc not splitting up ami they'll soon be a team again. Wayne tells me hc'li never again be c?.uglit with his ictssues down, without a profit. His recent new hits brought out a flock ot old films for which Wayne didn't collect a cent. His new contract with Warner Brothers has a bonus clause for reissues. He says Ihe clause will be in all future contracts he signs. • • * The Los Angeles Press Club Year Bcv>k editor Frank LaTourette wants me to do the "inside story" on the Hollywood junket to Houston. Well all rifcht, but I hope I don't get sued. Marie Wilson, in a black, lacy nightgown, spent most of the day ii bed for a sequence in "My Frtenc Irma." Finally the six o'clock wills tie blew- Director George Marshal turned to his assistant, Cucar Hit dolph. and said: "Okay, Oscar, you can unchain the rrrw now." Marie, by tne way. say.« she isn't planning to bow out of Ken Murray's ' Blackouts" in the fall. Joan Ciawfoid and Philip Reed, who were dating a few months ago, may have retakes for the camera j whether they like it or not. Warner | Brothers are talking lo Phil about playing one oi Joan's two leading men In "The Victim." Following In Footprints Roy Rogers' footpiints and Tri.i- Rer's hoofprints get the cement treatment at Grainnan's Chinese Theater April K. It's the first time a cowboy slur and his horse havo been so honored since Tom Mix and his horse invaded the lobjy back m 1936. Another actor forsaking Holly- vood (or Broadway—Bob Sterling, x-husband of Ann Sothern. He's 'ii tlie verge ol signing to do a play ind vows he won't return to Holly- vood until he's made good. Producer Ben Bogcans is dusting off "The Life of Dickens" for film- late this year. Mrs. B. (Dolores Moran) is slated for a top role. . . • The Hurt Lancasters are keeping .heir fingers crossed for a daughter. ... it happened on a kids' video piogram here. A school teacher. a.sked to name three favorite kid star*. started off with Robert MHchum! Prediction: Watch Eliza belli Tailor's mother demand a big pay hik> (or her litlc Uia. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Tlr William K. MrKemicy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Psychic Bids Still Have Their Place In the early days of contract, psychic bidding was used promiscuously. It added a thill to the game, but I believe It lost more points Hint it gained. Every time a player won a hand with a psychic bid, everybody heard about it. Those that resulted In a loss were qutctly passed over. However, Fred L. Karpin, of Washington.'D. C.. who has done a lot U> promote the point-count system of bidding, proves In today's has that might be the bid thai would prevent the opponents from opening a spade. When his partner showed » strong hand witli the bid of three hearts, Karpin hid four diamonds, which supposedly was his second suit. He and his partner had not as yet agreed on n suit- When South bid (our spades. Karpin's bid of five clubs might show 4-4-4-1 distribution, or It might be a cue-bid showing the ace of clubs. In any event. Karpin's strong bidding was justification for Souths bid of six diamonds. The six diamond contract was Weal. With the queen o( clubs opening Karpin made seven diamonds, while I think you will find it a little difficult to make even six hcarLs. Used carelessly, psychic bids involve to great a risk, but an occasional one used for a purpose has its advantages. The first telescope is believed tr> have been constructed by Lippcr- shcy in Holland about 1600. Cfrrlcion Smith Jr., were the ones who followed tlie chips most successfully and won the prize. Included in the guests were Miss Marine Brown of Luxova- and Miss Julia Craip of Osceola. B. G. We-st has gone Ifl LittlB Rock to be with his mother who is critically ill. Mis-> Mhrtha Chambers has gone lo Munphis where she will entr.r Miss WyHcs business 'College and will also study dramatic art with MIAS Laura Slicrc Hine.s. having won a scholarship presented by the Jewish L?die.s Aid. Gastropod Mollusk Th<: Beverly Tyler-David May 10- m.ince will be over by the time you ic.id the last line of tills column. * . * Whai a change of pace for Mickey Rooney who wants to forget Andy H.irdy for all lime, in "Quicksand." He plays a kid who starts stealing (rom hi? boss' cash register and | winds up in prison. A New York i aeeut meanwhile. Is offering Mickey ai.d P'H friend Martha Vickcrs a lot of lurro for a Joint strawhat-circuit appearance in "One Sunday After- i noon." Cowboy Day &ifiht of the week: Dennis Day i teaching Jack Benny lope tricks. l3iMini5 Mill yearns for a roam on the celluloid rpngc. Cecil B DeMille is toying with the idra o! a film about the his- toiy of the automobile industry. . . . John Ireland, the heavy in "Red River," has the inside track on Prior Lire's old role in a remake ol "M." Nivf it's Hie. "Ruy Rogers See HOLLYWOOD On Page 13 hand that psychic bidding still "[ a place tn contract bridge. As soon as his partner opened Uie bidding with one heart, Karpin in the North thought ot a final Karpin AJ87 V52 « AQ 103 * A 8 7 6 A A52 V AKQ 103 » K J81 * 10 Lesson Hand—Neither vul. South West North £« 1 V Pass I * Pass 3 V Pass 4 » Pass 4 * Pass 5 * Pass 6 » Pass Pass Pass Opening—A Q 19 Arid 20Skelcher 21 Venerate 22 Goddess erf infatuation S4 Eye (Scot.) 25 Assigns 26 Gratify 32 Golf term 34 Symbol for gallium coniiact of three no trump; but he certainly did not want to get a spade lead. Bear In mind that more often than any other suit, the spade suit Is the correct one to lead at no trump. Karpin had no fear that the bidding would die when he did one spade, »nd HORIZONTAL. 7Hour(ab.) 1 Depicted 8 Greek letter gastropod 9 Mouth part mollusk 10 New Guinea 6 It has a spiral port for 12 Period • protection 13 Through 11 Hot le Two (prefix) 13 Shakespearean |8 Era heiress and lawyer 14 Siamese pewter coin 15 Abstinent 17 Mimic IS Dressed 20 Pull after 23 Harvest 27 Anatomical network 28 Shout 29 Hail! 30 French article .11 Pronoun 32 Genus of grasses 33 Therefor* 36 Rodents 37 Peruse 38 Gaelic 39 Seems 45 Sphere 48 Rent 49 Her 52 Motiv* 54 Retainer SSUndeviaiing 57 Stage play VERTICAL 1 Station (ab.) 2 Negative word 3 Skill 4 Symbol lor indium 5 Roster •Painful 35 Harem room 36 Legal point -10 Scheme 41 Writing tool 42 Babylonian deity 43 Request 44 Bamboolike grass 45 Native metal 46 Diminutive of Rcfiioald 47 Sheep's bleat 4fl Health resort 50 Dress edge 51 Age 53 "Palmetto State" (ab.) 55 Symbol (or erbium

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