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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 92, 1949 BLYTUEVILUE COURIER NEWS tttt OOUtUSft MKW6 CO. B. W HA1NES, Publlsiier MltiH U VJOlBOEFF editor PACTL P, atmum, a\dTertttin| Manat«f • 8M* Mta6a*i i W*U*6l Witmii Representative*; N«» *4rk, Chicago, Ctlroft Etety Atternbon Except Bunflij Entered M second class nuttti at th* poat- office »t BlrUwviUe. Arlunua. under act ol Coo* • tna, Octcbtt 9. Hit Member at Tb* /UiocUted Press RATES: Bir e«n>t ID Ux dtp 61 Blylhevuit « an» Wbtilfban toWB where carrlet service is .main- tilnid, 20o per week 01 &4e pel month B> mail, within i radtUi ol 50 miles $4.00 pei jttz, 12.06 tor six months tl.OO (or three months: b; lull outside SO toll* ion* tlO.OO per jrear payable in advance Meditations Let your cohVerttUnn fee Kllhoul eovetuut- neu; and be content with such tilings as ye hive: for h* hath «al4, I will ncvir leave Ihee, nor forsake Ihee.—Hebrews uis. • • • -Contentment furnishes constant Joy. Much Cdvttousitew, constant grief To the contented, (SVen poverty Is *oy. To Hi* discontented, oven wealth Is a vexation.—Mint SUm P.iou Kecli. Barbs A fashion expert says colors will be brighter in hien's clothes *ear 'em. this iuiiuiier. And women A rttin really isn't tcttlng °lri lml11 nr '» 'i" 1 "" 1 to (it hdtae on time. • • • TWO operations In on«: the wife's face wni lifted and the husband! Jaw dr.uped. * • * Matt ol our profanity U laid to liavc been iiicd M4 >»*r» 140. Aw, «olf iurel>' lin't that nidi • • • If you ind yourself, uavelliig In circles, maybe It's because you're runniug around too much. th* United 3t»t«§ to do in the fac« of thi« situation? Do they think that we arc going to send over an army to (land guard on European (soil In the event of a iwssible invasion? Huw many men do they want—a half million, a million? Our economy would not stand such a program unless thu countiv went on an all-out wav footing Evensi, the American people might not stand for It. The Jlussinjis cert;»iily wouldn't. And for once we would not blame tliem. The purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty is to prevent a Soviet invasion by assembling the potential to halt and dei'eat an invasion. But the presence of a huge American urmy in Europe certainly would not be a preventive gesture. Jt would look like an invitation to war, and the Kremlin probably would accept it and start one with a fairly legitimate plea of self-defense. That nt least ! s how Mr. Hoy all's vague and Indefinite explanation Kln'kes us. We think Mr. Uoyall owes the country some fuller dniuils. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Road to Peace' Larger U.S. Force in Europe Would Be Futile, Dangerous Several leaders of western European countries have made an "insistent request" for more American troops on the continent, Army .Secretary Koyall hits told the House Appvopriatijus Committee. He did not name the Udders or the countries, but he (lid seem guardedly favorable toward granting the request. He said that vt« could not'bank'on foreign nations holding back an inva- •ion force without our help. Tlie unnamed leaders, he reported, "realize , that they do not have, individually or' collectively, the forces which could prevent armed aggression from the east, and they look to us !oi necessary assist• ance." The implications of that statement put quite a strain on the text of the North Atlantic Treaty. What Mr. Koyall said is already known. Of course the western European nations' do not have the strength to repel an invasion. That is principally why the Atlantic pact came into being. O/ course they look to us for assistance. The pact guarantees it. The treaty does not promise that this country will automatically declare • war if a member of the alliance is attacked. But this country agrees to consider an attack or, any member as an attack against all niemufcis, including itself. A program if American military aid to Europe is already being discussed. And it is almost certain that if HHS- sia should launch an invasion of Europe, America's role would be more than that of spectator. A program lo rebuild the national defenses of our Kin'opi.'an allies to prewar strength is generally accepted as necessary. But law comes Mr. Royall's vague report of an insistent request for an unspecified numbei of our ground troops for unspeciued duly in unspecified places. Perhaps the European leaders feel that they are justified in their request by the North Atlantic Treaty to maintain and develop individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack. Even so, we tnink that what they ask t offers little practical benefit and much * potential danger. The United Staica Army now has 96,000 men in Germany and a few thousand more in Austra and Trieste. Suppose we should nv.re than double that number and station perhaps 226,000 armed troops abroad. How much difference would they m;;ke i-i the face of full- scale invasion? The Russian army is big. It is well equipped and, by present-dey European .. standard!, highly mechanized. The Kremlin might b« able to put 5,00u,000 men from Ru»»i» and th« satellites into action quickly. i What do tht European iMderi want Playing the Big Ace Frequently In tlie last three years President Truman lias expressed confidence mat peace would be won. Now ho has murked the fourtli anniversary of lilt assuming office by an assurance that peace Is "sur* wJUmt iwo years." The quotation Is from a headline In the UH- scnsallonal New York Tunes, ana tlie Basis for It Is a report of an interview In wmch Mr. 'rruinan exiirciied the conviction Hint two years hence 300,000,000 Europeans will be «ule to face the future without tear ol a conflict between Russia and the West. The figure of 380000.000 plus certain statements of the President In his message asking Ihe Senate to ratify tile Atlantic Pact as "one stop on the road to peace" Helps to explain his confidence. The 380,000.000 includes not merely tile people at wstern Europe, but »1> ouMcle Russia. It tiolcts the plainest indication we have yet had Hint American policy alms at lessening the pressure ol Russian imperialism even In the .countries ot eastern Europe. We dotiht If It Is meant to promise such help to Tito that Imitators will be encouraged. Or the promotion of revolt behind the Iron Curtain. We yathet miner that it is an expectation that military security in the Wesl plus economic recovery will «n restore tlie balance that a potential Soviet avalanche will no longer overhang Europe. Such a balance, such an armed truce, is apparently what Mr. Truman means by pence. He has unusual opportunities for outlining Information on which to base his confidence that It can be achieved. He believes the most dangerous time was passed two years sgo when' the United States decided to help Greece and Turkey resist Soviet pressures. That \vas thn time wnen Mr. Truman gave up the policy of leaking concession! to the Kremlin In on cfiort to maintain 7,'artlme cooperation. Since then western policy has led logically lo the Atlantic Tact. The chief question over policy today is whether this ts the best road to iieace Many sincere people believe that more conciliatory ettorts should be devoted "to reaching in indcrstxndlng with Russia." But on the onsis of their own experience Mr. Truman and other western statesmen who nsve had an active part in negotiations with the Kremlin ore persuaded that 'being Kind to communism" is not only useless but positively dangerous. They nre convinced tria.t there is not even any Christianity In backing up, «ithei through nunthy or cowardice, ami Icttinn tyranny spread. We do not feel we w,uit to be dogmatic on tills Issue. But Ihere Is evidence tnat 'he world has become a slightly more stable place since the policy of matching Russian power has been adopted. We cannot be as sure is the President that even the kind of peace represented in an armed truce can be assured In two y>.irs And surely It Is not an ideal answer. Even tnougli we may led that a balance of power Is the immediate road to peace, 1 we cannot forget that history shows such balances are precarious. Nor can we be complacent about the amount of hateful thinking current today. Sume of It, Induced by fear should be relieved by o greater wme o; security. But while fear is lessened, progrc.55 on the road to real peace also requires more active building toward a brotherhood which would preclude war. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Behind the Scenes in Nation s Capital- Timely Little Items About Big People WASHINGTON —TNEA1— Nnvy nervousness over the switch trtini Dpfcnsc Secretary James V. Forcs- who was a Niwy man, to Louis Johnson, who was an Army man, is beginning to show In touchy tomp- cvs nt the top. At a recent cnblnct meeting. Nnvy Secretary John L. Sullivan announced he would like to discuss plnus on a few naval activities. He was politely hut firmly told he was out of order. Sullivan sin mined his papers down on the big table, made a 1 few remarks about nobody paying any attention to nnvnl nffalrs, and said he guessed he wasn't needed any more. The President hncl to soothe SiiUlvtin by assuring him that he was wanted, and then patiently explain this wasn't the time to take up his subject. * • » Spain's Economy May Crumble Possibility of Spanish economic collapse within six months Is being given serious consideration. Big question Is what will happen to Franco government In event of business and financial crisis. Informed opinion is that Franco government is no worse than other governments Spanish people have hnd before, and some have been terrible. If a tree election were held now hot ween continuation rl the Franco government and returt to the Spanish Remiblic. Franco would probably win. People of Spain still remember that the rcpublii which Franco overthrew didn't work very well, either. But when Americans talk to rep- escntativcs of Franco government About th£ need for economic and democratic reforms to save the present situation from becoming worse, lothing happens. The Spanish peo- ile and Franco's Falaiiglsta party eacier.s just don't know the menn- ng of democracy In the American sense. » • • Tip From Agriculture Department Farm note: Department of Agriculture says weeds in lawns can be kept down by use of one pound of 2-4-D with every 100 pounds of 10-6-4 fertilizer. Only bug in this wcrri -killer t rea t men t l.s t ha t It will supress clover. Apply In April •xnd September when ground is dry ind both weeds and grass are grow- nft actively. One out of every three U.S. school children Is now receiving aid from the school lunch program. It now covers 6.900.000 children In 4R..OOO schools. More than a billion school lunches will be served this year, and one out of eight will be served free to children who can't pay. Only two out of every nine big j panic hunters tn U.S. national for- c.sts ever shoot a bear, a derr or an elk. • * * Should Emhnrrass ".Tcffrrsonlans" April issue of "Democratic Digest" prints on its cover n brond hint to the Southern l; Je[fcr,sonian" Democrats who go all-out for filibusters whenever the civil rights issue comes up. Beneath a photograph of the hcixifc Thomas Jeffcr- reland's Independence Poses Tough Problem /or the British son memorial statue are quoted th Lwo Inscriptions wiiich are cnrvi Into the walls ol the memori building. One is Jefferson'* statement: "I nm not an advocate tor frequent changes in laws or constitutions. But laws and institutions must go linncl In hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are nmde. new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances. Instit- Sunday School Lesson ft.T \Vltllar* r. Oiltor, D. I). WrlUtn (»r NEA Service This is a temperance lesson. Tetn- eranc* lessons were formerly built roDud the l»'liicipie of total ab- llnenci from alchollc liquors. Thai rincipk has been basic In silch realizations as Ihe WCTU anct arious lempera"hce societies, and in 'le miUli It has bfceti th* emphasis. In temperance activities in rliost [ 'he Protestant churches. But it eqUires very little" observation U> .ole that In respect to Mils tliere ins been a great let-down amonj hurch people in recent years. This. I am frank to say, a/> a fe-lriiB total abstainer. I deeply regret. I am convinced (that tolal abstinence is a personally safe d healthful practice. From I he' slanapoint of health I lave never forgotten what a pro- iient labor leader said to iite years ago. He iiad Joined the 'church of wiiich 1 Was llien pastor, after iieV cr having been Inside a church door n 12 years He was an habitual, but cry moderate drinker, arid I user! lo poke some fun at hini alwUt the labll. tie surprised me one day by informing me that lie had been ort Ihe water-wagon for three months But he had also surprised hiniself My word." he said, "I feel better thought I couldn't be healthy without a couple ot glasses of beei a day, but I have never felt so well.' I think his experience would be that of many otherc who would follow his example. A hcWspBper writer once descrlb eri me 6s "a dry, but not a fanatlca dry." I took it as a compliment There lias been too much dry tana tlcism, but also a great deal toe much wet fanaticism. Liquor ha* of late become mor strongly entrenched In social cus torn, and social custom takes o in this respect a somewhat exacttn and domineering aspect. The norm ally soclM abstainer, who woul not hesitate at a parly to dcclir courteously a cup of tea. or a cup o coffee, hestlatM t« decline a cock tail, lest he be regarded as social! unco-operative or peculiar. For my own part, when 1 hav been offered liquor, as have hap pened even on pastoral visits, have betn wont to say that I at as dry as the Sahara, but that I ai neither Pharlasic, nor applogeti about it. r am not Phariasic, for tnow that far better men than drink habitually. But I am not apo ogctic. for I resent the social impu tion that I should eat or drln what I neither want, nor like, an particularly something with wine utions must advance also to keep pace with the times. "We might HB well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him a.s a boy as civilized .society to remain ever under the regimen of of the barbarous ancestors." The other is A quotation from Jefferson's famous preamble to the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self evident*: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain un- alicnablc rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are Instituted among men. "We . . . solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and Independent states . . . and for the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor." IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NCA Staff Correspondent The I»ct )« that nearly all the difficulties of the United Nations hav) b«en caused by one lactor: great-power disagreement outside the United Nations and completely Independent of the United Nations.—Australian Minister for External Affaln Dr. Herbert V. Evatt, piesldent ot the UN General Assembly. • « • Clearly the Marshall Plan In Europe has been the most significant sirK'e right Ihlng we navi done since Ihe end ol '.he war It it hlih time that we have a parallel MvArthur Plan In Ail«.— Harold E. Stas.sen, president University of Pennsylvania. » » • Any Intelligent enemy concept of slrileey must be directed toward destroying our large Industrial areas and causing chaos and consignation In our large areas of population.—Danlc) C. Fancy, Jr., ttatf member, National Security Resources Board. A tolvcnt government, under livable taxes, la our first and Indispensable contribution to th< hopes of our own people ana th'n peoples ot the world.—Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R> of Mich- PALM SPRINGS. Calif.—(NEA> —Sun-backed notes form poolside at the Palm Springs Biltmore: America's forecost desert resort has one of America's most illustrious mayors—big. bronzed, silver- haired Charles Farrell. the screen's lover boy ot the early Thirties. Not to mention the town's honorary mayor. Bob Hope. "We make a great team." Charley told me at the Racquet. Club. "We're both hams and we're always on." Charley's Racquet Club is his life now and he'll continue to spurn nil movie offers. He was a star vhcn the town's current crop of bobbysoxers were In diapers, but recently they talked htm into arranging special performance of "Seventh Heaven." his Oscar-winning hit with Janet Oaynor. They showed the picture one | afternoon In the town's biggest :he»ter. All the municipal employes talked Mayor Farrell Into knocking off work early so they could sec the «how. All the bobby-ioxers and all the matrons came. Charley blushed as he told me about It. *'I got a lot of mash notes from the matrons." The local newspaper, the Desert Sun, lists the days' temperatures under the title. "Tin Gay Nineties," That's what they are now, too (98 yesterday), after an off- season of cold, snow flvivries and an earthquake which cost the resort hotels a fortune In lost business. But now the weather Is as it should be and the Biltmore has extended Us season until May 15, Too roteiU The Doll House. Palm Springs, oldest and most famous restaurant Is featuring a new drink—the "Doll House Special." One drink and anybody's doll looks good. But owner George Strebe says he's thinking of taking It off the menu—too many fellows can't rrmembcr which doll they arrived with. Springs night lift li always gay. There's The Stables, where px-Govmor Jinimie Davis and his "Sunshine Band" play for square dances <Yipp''*n i and the Chi-Chi. where mimic Arthur Blake lias been packing them In all winter. Movie slars arc cverywherr. BUI Holdcn and Brenda Marshall at the Shadow Mountain Club, Spencer Tracy and Jimmy Ritz play- ItlR tennis at the Racquet Club, the Van Hcflins shopping. Cliff Henderson and actress Beverly Hohns. Frank Morgan, Clark Gable, Dick flaymcs—I could go on for an hour. There's another new drink a t the Wonder Palms—elate flakes, milk and vodka. It's popular with mode producers because Ihe bartender insists It's good for ulcers. Palm Springs has more land than anything else, but the traffic problem on Its one main street continues. It's as busy ns New York's Fifth Avenue almost any hour ot the day or night. Frrf Tarklnj Recently the city council installed parking meters. The town screamed that the Sunday "postcard tourists" would be mad. Now they're having five-week test of free Sunday parking. A traffic problem In the desert—fantastic but true. But don't gel me started about Ihe Palm Springs telephone system. Two rival companies are f'.ehtlng U ont, and as a result a call from the Bfllmorc (o the Shadow ,\fn<intsiin Club, a few miles down the road brrom.es a 100-mile long-distance call. The call Roes over the wires lo Ran Bernardino. SO miles away, and then comes back to Palm Springs. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By Wflli.trn K. McKennc.f America's Card AtiUiorily Written for NEA Service Success Depends On Correct Play j [ vas chatting with Elliot Lawrence, the famous young band leader who WHS voted the mast popular band by colleges last year. He told me thst lie has played at 203 dif- fpre'it colleges for their proms and social [unctions. I asked him if he ever got tired i ere.it. deal of personal and soci mhappmess is associated. It Is m fcelini that it Is the drinker, rath .nan the abslalncr, who ought to be on the defensive. Bui all this leads up I" Ihe plain truth that It Li self-control that Is ,he essence of temperance. And th» form of self-control, which implies a self capable of control- ing Is the control of the spirit of Grd in the inward life. With that well eslablished one cannot r,a far astray, whatever his reactions to Ihe problems of conduct. hy DeWltl SUcKtrtH* AP Foreign Affal" Analyst When Eire last Monday declared Herself the independent kepUblle of Ireland, slie dissociated hersel om the British commonwealth v Membership in the commonwealth volves a dominion status whlyh ays alleglahce to the British hrone. The constitution o! the ember nation: all recognize the ing of England as their king, al- ibugb they are acknowledged to be itoiHiinous. 80 Eire, by wlthdraw- ig that recognition, put herself utslde the Charmed circle. The prime ministers ot the seven I'ltlsh dominions are ineelhiK In ondoll and tlie foremost question efore them Is thlss . How can a nation belonging to ie commonwealth become a re- ubllo and slill retain Its member- hip? Answer fr> Re Important Thai's one of Ihe niost Important iipsUous the doinhltbhs ever have ad to answer, it isn't that they scpect to bring Ireland back Into fold which she found distasteful, tit the Mighty dominion of India as served notice that she also Ih- ernis to become an tml-bpr>rt""t ;eiqh republic. The Idea of glv- allcglance to Ihe king Is re> llanant to many of India's leaders. The loss of India to the comrrion- vealth would lie a major disaster, 'here we haVe R nation with a pop-e latlon of some 300,600.000. AlreaftM he Is nlirrtberea among the eigVpT ending industrial nations ot th« vorld. and her future Is promising. 11 fact there are strohg Indication!, is I see It. that she Is heading tor he leadership of Asia. India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru IS expected to play a major part in the London conference. Thus far there has been ho sign hat he desired to get outsidt the commonwealth, provided allegiance the throne Is eliminated. Ht H the most powerful figure In the Orient, and Undoubtedly hi* vltwl will carry great weight In the par* ley. British Ministers Maj YleM While the problem of finding a [ormula under which republics tan remain In Ihe commonwealth certainly Isn't any easy one, many observers feel that It can be solved. A solution which ts being considered as a possibility ts summed up by Ihe Manchesler Guardian, one of Britain's leading newspapers. After declaring that the London meeting "will be one of the decisive conferences In British history," the newspaper says: "The easiest solution might .te^ for each of the governments vijF proclaim by resolution that they' were members of the commonwealth. ., .It would be folly to let the eommonwenUh fall to ptecea because of an insistence that the crown should he recognized by alt partners." Apart from any question on sentiment, the members of the commonwealth have found two paramount reasons for maintaining the association. One is that It provides economic advantages, such as the imperial preference system of special tariffs on empire goods. The other is that this combination of nations, with Brllaln at the center, constitutes a powerful bloc tor defensive purposes. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville The Blytheville Negro School, with 30 points, won first honors In the 20th annual literary and field meet held at Osceola yesterday afternoon. Armorel won second with 27 points to their credit. The meet was supervised by A. H. Currie and was Jet-engine planes, and those equipped with turboprop* as well, will have their use greatly increased with a new self-starter system. It Is aald to be the first successful airborne self-starter developed for this purpose. A feneration ago painters bought colors, lead and zinc in dry powder form and ground them in oil through hand mills as needed. 4 1081542 * J3 V AKJ « 91 *J 1098 « 2 V2 « QJ73 + 5* ^l W E S 0«al«' V 107 4 • A 10 6 5 + KQ7 Tournanwnt — N South Pass Pass Pass Open! + AK VQ986 53 »K6« + AJ -S vul. H'nt North Ku( Pass Pass 1 » 2 + Pass 2 If Z V Pass < V n*-»i t! win, lead back another hear tl and kill the dummy. Tl.o correct play is lo lead a small club from dummy, win It with the ace and lead back the three ot club.?. South will have to win this trick. If he leads back another heart. It is won in dummy with the ace. another club i? led and trumped by declarer, which establishes the whole club suit. Declarer will make six iinh'^5 South is smart enough to cash tlie ace of diamonds when he is in with tlie queen of club. 1 ;. That wo«H hold the hand to five-odd. altended by appoxlmately 300 students from 23 negro schools In th» county. Mrs. O. C. Canske spent yesterday with friends in Paragould. Taken from April 21 columns !fic, 1924. . . . "Actual work on tt^ Blytheville 1S24 street program actually began today under the direction of John H. Rouse, contractor. Where mud prevented the passage of delivery wagons and automobiles last Fall and Winter, next Winter will see smoth surface streets over which cars may pass with in the worst of weather. Marine Creature A silica substance, which acls a nearly perfect rllffiiser of light. Rives promise of making Ihe present inside-frosted electric Incandescent bulb obsolete. It Is said to Rive results superior to the diffusion from regular Inside-frosted lamps without diminishing lighting efficiency R*»d courUr Ntwt Want Adi. of playing the rumba and Jumii music, and his answer was, "College students don't go for that Thev like '.lie old-time melodies and smooth music." As » matter of fact he calls his music "Heart-to-Heart Music." This brings lo my mind the enthusiasm with which many college students »re playing bridge. They have their own national lournamenl each year now, and I would bei that not many of them would slip up on tlie problem presented In to day's hand. Tiio opening lead of the four o hearts >.s won in dummy with th king. Now If declarer leads the j«k of 'liibs mid takes Ihe finesse. He • will lose Ihe whole hind. South will I HORIZONTAL 1 Marine fish 9 It has larg* dorsal 13 Proclaim 14 Horse's gait 15 Not (prefix) 16 Frighten 18 Consumed 19 Palm lily 20 Eating place 22Iridium (symbol) 23 Preposition 25 On* time 27 Asterisk 28 Expires 29 Abraham's horn* 30 prefers warm waters 31 Concerning 32 Southwest (ab.) .13 Whirled 35 Weary 38 Endure 39 Famous English school 40 Meaiure of area U Distributes 47 Note In Guide's scale 48 Knock lightly 50 Carried 51 Make (suffix) 52 Revise 54 AardvarK 56 Oriental coins 57 Unnecessary VERTICAL 1 Scnporl in 2 Oil 3 Hostelry 4 Behold! 5 Melt together 6 Peruvian Indian 7 Cicatrix 8 Demigod 9 Foot (ab.) 10 War god 26 Simpleton 11 Observe 33 Blackboards 12 Cubic meters 34 Procession 17 Daybreak 36 Wakens (cocnb. form) 37 Comes in 20 Floods 42 Lead 21 Dressmakers (symbol) 24 Sign of zodiac 43 Horse color 44 Sea eagle •1.5 Poker stake 4B Exploit 40 Fastener SI Follower S3 Till sate (ab. 55 Chemical suffix

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