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FACE EIGHT BLYTHEVIIXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 10-19 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HA1NE8, Publisher JAMES U VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager Solt National Advertising Representative*: W»ll*c» Wltmer Co. New Vork, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered •« second class mallei at the po«t- •Sice at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under aci 9! Con' fret*. October ». 18H _ _ ___ 1 -- Mem&ei ol The Associated Prett -- SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service U maiu- Umed 20c per week. 01 85c pel month By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, tl.OO P«» year *^«0 loi six months. Jl.OO loi three months; by mall outside 60 mil* tone. J10.00 per jeai payable In advance. pears, dishonestly. IU armies could not or would not iiiflU well. Millions of dollars' wortli oi uijuiiJinenl. was abandoned to the Red forces almost without a He'd Get Out Were It Not So Embarrassing Meditations For lince br man came iffalh, b.r man Mine »!«, the resurrection of the dend.—I Corrlnllilans 15:21. The diamond which shines In the Savior 1 * crown shall burn in unquenched beauty at last on the forehead of tvery human soul.—Theodore Parker. Barbs Whether this represents the "valiant attempts ol the Chinese Nationalists" i» again a matter ol opinion. Whether HjiylJiinjr could have uetiii done to assure a Nationalist victory without.dan- Kerously compromising this country'* position is something Dial will never be known. We don't recall any proposals from either -side that promised such a Ktiaiuntee,' so perh;t|)s uwie was possible. i-'ur the present, the Achcson letter and the secretary's rettisal lo increase Chinese aid seem to reveal a new and definite policy of assistance. Both statements give notice lhat the United States cnn do only so much, and that that su much is just about used up. It appears that from now on we will only help those who help themselves. any Speed the Day Women eventually will be bald, says a scientist. There go your front row seats, mem » • • DtprMsion li wh»l mikes couulrle* land« of law and no orders. » • • Clerks in a courtly tax office were ordered lo ihow more courtesy to folks on Use personal prop- •rt'y tax list. At least to those who pay! • • » Men'* clolliM will lit bright tliln summer, according lo a .t.vlisl. Ours, too—bright and shiny. * * * The average person says 10,000 words a day. Mister, do you have an average Wife? General Reubner has not invited Russian military observers to our Army's spring maneuvers against a "mythical aggressor" in Germany, because the Russians never invite us lo their maneuvers. We devoutly hope that this is a potent oi things to come. May all aggressors remain mythical, and may American and Russian officers never again observe each other's forces on the field of action! Acheson Sets a Negative, But Positive China Policy VIEWS OF OTHERS Subsidy Forever? Reef's Steam Roller in China May Mean Major World Crisis The DOCTOR SAYS Hy Edwin !'. Jordan, M. D, Written fur NEA Service There are Lhounsands of unfor- tate children who suffer from a iciilar affliclion caused by injury the brains which occurcd before, .ing, or immediately after, birth, is muscular disability is some- called spastlcily. A better edical term is cerebral palsy. Much has been done for the •ebral palsied child in Ihe past, ic interests of these children are ing even better cared for today the National Society for Crip- ed Children and Adults—an or- anizatlon which has branches in cities and states. This society acts as a clearing ouse lo provide Information on little-understood and long- cglccted problem. It aids also in roviding slate and local groups lilt the skilled consultation need- d lo organise and develop treat- tent centers. (.'are Required The need for this work can be eadily recognized when it is real/.ed that children handicapped by erebrul palsy require mental as as physical treatment. Speech" difficulties may be pres- BT DcWItt Mitc-Keiizle Al' Foreign Affairs Analyst The steam-roller offensive of the powerful Red armies in China has created a fresh major crisis In the now-not-so-cold-war of the tsins. The Western powers had scarce!;*^ finished signing the Atlantic pact," to halt ihe Communist drive across Europe, when Ch nese chieftain Mao Tze-Tung forced the line of the mighty Yangtze, "luis almost overnight the West was confronted with another threat. The weight of the attack had been shifted from the front defenses to those in the rear. True the new .hrust In the Orient Is much further away than was the drive across Europe. The present danger Is less imminent, and In that sense the situation Is perhaps not so crilcial. Time now is wilh the West, just as it suddenly has turned against the Nationalist forces of China. It's idle to speculate on how much time may be involved In the Chinese conflict. We know that the Communist resources, both military and economic, are great, while the Nationalist government's resources are terribly weak. Chinese Morale Suffers The Nationalists' most powerful defense against lite Red forces from the north—the Yangtze—has been, smashed. Their capital of Nanking As the Nationalist cause in China moves swiftly toward total defeat, Secretary of Slate Acheson is being criticized in the Senate for what one member called the Administration's "fumbling and bumbling China policy." Tlie immediate cause of criticism was a month-old letter lo the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently released, in which the secretary gave his views on a proposed bill lo lend the Nationalists §1,500,000,000. Probably the criticism is water over the dam. But, it may bring a fuller explanation of what was and was not done for China, and why- It may even disclose a more unified course for future action. Senator Bridges has accused Mr. Acheson of "what might be called sabotage of the valiant attempt of the Chinese Nationalists to keep at least a part of China free." He said the secre- • tary's letter "could hardly harm the Free Chinese more if he were to dispatch American divisions to fight with the Chinese Communists." The letter had recalled the ?'2,UUU,- 000,000 already given China since the end of World War 11. It pointed out the painfully obvious fact that the Communists had the military capability of coiuiuering South China eventually, and that tlie Nationalists did nut have the military capability to slop them. Mr. Acheson probably chose lhat word "capability" with care. The Nationalists did nol seem to lack manpower. And, as the secretary pointed out, "the Chinese government lorces have lost no battles during the past year because ol lack ol uiiuipniuul. What \\as clearly lacking was leadership, unity, efficiency and yood morale. The China aid bill had proposed that, in return for Ihe loan, the government should supervise uur military air, China's lax admimslr;Uion, and customs collection in Chinese ports. The customs revenue would be used lu help pay back the loan. Mr. Acheson'-s reply was that it would rouse suspicion and resentment among the Chinese people, and perhaps be interpreted as an invasion on China's sovereignly. All this may represent a negative and belated reply. And it can Ije interpreted in two ways, depending on one's political sympathies. One view might be lhal the United States government did all it could and, recognizing tlie inevitable, could do no more. Chit could be said lhat (he government, abandoned China to communism alter weakening the Nationalists by urging a coalition regime. But some' things appear certain. The Chiang government used American aid unwisely arid in some cases, it ap- PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook The potentialities—beni'liccnl or harmful—of Secretary Bmnnan's new approach lo agricultural stabilization nre going lo take a lot ol exploring. The mixed reaction ol his plan shows lhat. Editorial comment by leading newspapers covets a wide range. The New York limes rejects the plan. The St. I/nils Post-Dispatch approves it, with some enthusiasm. The New York Herald Tribune believes if checks on over-production wcrt adequate and the farmer were protected at subsistence, not. a profit level, the plan would navt much to commend it. The idea of stabilizing farm Income by direct payments to the liumers Instead of by supporting pnccs by government purchases is not revolutionary. Two eminent agricultural economists. Dr. Theodore W. SchuKz of the University ol Cncago and Dr. Jonn D. Black of Harvard, nave been urging somewhat ditfcrent versions of this approach for some nine. The one thing we feel prepared, so lar, to say for Secretary Hmuian's plan Is that It could bring the consumer snjiply-and-demand prices lor the food items lhal enter most Into his cost of living even though he would be paying taxes to keep * floor under the farmer's Income. With Inflexible pi-ice supports the consumer could find himself paying both high food prices and taxes to keep the food prices nigh. ' There are at least two defects—both dangerous—which stand out at once In the secretary'* formula. First, the base period he proposes lor the figuring of subsidy payments Include* tile years in which farm profits were Inflated by war. This base period he. would have move forward year by year, to be sure. But would it actually, bloc measures being as they are? Second, the lax cost to the consuming public lor carrying the program would likely be obscured and susai -coated by over-the-counter prices—a situation which could keep subsidization from being improved into stabilization for a long, long lime. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. UN Continues as Vital World Factor Among Those Attending Conferences LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.—(NEA>—I Titere Is still life in this United Nations baby. Crowds of people have been flocking into Lake Success and Flushing Meadows at the rate of 1000 and more a day. They come to see thr UN General Assembly, Securi'.y Council and their subsidiary organizations and committee? in session attd aj work. High school and college history classes from New England and the Midrtlr Atlantic states come in chartered buses. Women's clubs and adult study groups come in caravans The NGO—or non-governmental organizations Me Rotary and thr League o[ Women Voters— which have taken a fatherly and motherly interest in seeing that thus UN brat is brought tip right, send official delegations to Inspect. Individuals, honeymooners and families of tourists commute or drive nut in their cars despite the | facl thwt these (emporary UN headquarters sites are hard to reach. Anyone willing to find his way Ihroueh tunnels, Brooklyn's unmarked highways and the Long Island ralhoaci trains lo get here demon- tes adequately his fighting m- est in the success of world or- .zation and world peace. When the UN organization npped kes and awayed to Paris for the neral Assembly meeting last fall, was feared lhal tlie American b'ic wo-.ild lose Interest, perman- ly The frequently-expressed "ion that the UN dove of peace , s. dead pigeon gained belief. But today Ihe interest has bounc- r«hl back. Meetings of the var- s UN bodies open lo the public e been playing to packed gal- ier. True, seating capacity for e. public is under 1000 and reser- .ionr. ntust be ntade In advance. But dem&nri for seals is heavy. Could Give Congress 1'oinlers This United Nations .show has to be seen to be appreciated. It compares most favorably with the performance by either House or Congress. For one tiling, there is always a lull attendance of delegates. They slick, to business, too, instead of roantin;; all over the place or sleeping in the cloakrooms during the proceedings. During speeches in the Security Council—where there are no in- stanfe-oijs translations available through earphones -some of the delegates may read reports, con- vcr.-.e with their advisers, or leave tlie room while statements in language; foreign to their own arc being nt^de. But m General Assem'o'.y and Committee meetings where simultaneous translations are available, '.he delegates keep on their earphones. They listen, and they Gromykn His Hit In the Bleachers Tho crowds still like to come on day.- whcr. Grom>ko throws a veto or when Jake Malik and the Russian -sloogcs let go a bias!, a^ the \Val' Street imperialists. But i which require long and patient The condition poses educa- ional and psychological problems vhicli require lengthy and careful randling. In many cases special schools or special instruction with- iu regular schools must be employ- On the physical side, long-range planning is essential. Muscle training musl be started as soon as posible. Sometimes these youngsters have superior intelligence. It is. of course, most desirable that this be developed but 1 t cannot always be done in regular schools. For this reason it is necessary lo train many nurses, psychologists, and teachers who understand the special problems involved. The encouragement which the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults has given to this movement is most praiseworthy. 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. the- and the public are SO THEY SAY I ten deeply lhat the Republicans, in pursuing this wicked polity of a coalition against Human rights and dignity, are digging Iheir own graves. —Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D) of Michigan, ronmirnlmx on GOP senators joining forces with Southern Dcmixials to defeat antt-lillbusler legislation. • • * 1 havr irted my level best to carry lhat burden ithe piesitiency) in the intercut of all lite people of the country, and I hope that when the history of the period is written it will be said that tht ellort was not in vain.—President Truman. « • • We must hit Moscow and every other city In Russia within one week alter the next war starts. We must, in the firs! three weeks, pulverize every military center hi the Soviet Union.—Chairman Clircncc Cannon of Ihe House Appropriations Committee, urging Ihe use of Ihe atomic bomb in Ihe event of a war with Russia. • * » Bewatc of ihe day when ON fire engines are nol gunuj lo be prompt enough to prevent the spread o! fue. Then the boys who started the Itr might ha\c the scat of Ihetr pants burned.—Jsn Diohujowsky. Polish delegate to Ihe UN Genera Assrniblv. You can't run ,\ circus or a business or the na- li'mai defense by committees. You must Have somrone who has a final yes or no. There musl be a bras. We're spending too much money lor Ihe national defense we »re gelling today There is no doubt ol lhat In my mind.—Secretary of the Aimy Kcnridh C. Royall. now l?nrning what to expect from sources and how to take it. They're a good bit like filibusters in Ihe U. S. Senate — spectacular, mayo-, and dramatic. But windy. meaningless, and just as stupid as the long chain of Russian vetoes. When the U. S. Congress is able to clrar. its own stables and get rid ol al: such performances, then be - tiivr- to start criticizing Chs United Nations for no t being able to accomplish anything. Until then, don't tunko the mistake of selling UN stock short. Tlie thing is work- ins, ft will improve. Give it time. It h?.s been four years since the Uni-ort Nations conference at San make cr.pious Holes so as lo answer j Fl an ' c |" sco w ],e,- c the UN charter inlellti-ttniiy the points of other speakers. United Nations speechr? are better than the speeches made in Con- cress They are shorter, for one thing. They are better prepared po right to the point, don't words, don't ramble all over Th wast the was adopted. Getting ihe outfit go- in" hrs been slow and discouraging wort- I', has met with many frustrations. But it would bn wrong tc write (Itis experiment ofl as a tola! loss and say it can never be made a success. .•e UN Security Council. Genera e lot There is no orating for the As .seni>ily. Social ami Economic r.i'ry. for home consumption or, Co tmci' and tl'eir various coinmis- pa! . to Ihe row? and rows of empty seats, which is Ihe number one scandai and shock for every tourist that comes lo Washington. The average intelligence of lh^ UN delegate is probably higher than I the cvfvagr congressional I. Q Na- j The Doctor Answers Tiy Kdwin F. Jordan, M. T). QUESTION: What are the symp- oms nf a tumor of the stomach? has been occupied by Ihe enemy— a shocking blow lo the morale of . the nation. A million and a half fied troops are ready for the Arijfl southward through China. '' What other estimate can be made than that the Nationalist situation is desperate? However. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek Is said to have planned a defense by zones as the Reds advance. Many of those zones with their troops are in the hands of war lords and. if they remain toyal to Chiang, th Nationalist defense might give the Communists a surprise. Speculation at this time is idle. We shall have to await developments. What we can see clearly enough is that a Sovietizing of China, world's most populous nation, would give Communism a powerful base from which (o w'ork on all Asia. Neighboring India would be the next great nation to come under pressure, and It might be that she would provide a barrier which Communism couldn't surmount. The Hindus and Moslems of the Indian Peninsula arc Intensely religious— and Communism and religion can't be mixed. Britain Uncomfortable In any event, should Communism have - a sweeping success in the Orient, Ihe Western nations woulfc ANSWER: This is difficult to be in a lied vise. Britain finds herself In an lln- nswor Symptoms mav be ex'trem- j comfortable position as the result >lv slight'and mav varv from per-i of the Communist drive. She has on to person, depending in part ™*W. l ", t . e j f , c ^ s '?...,? V^.!"? 11 '? 1 " 8 on the location ol the tumor. Un- "" '" " ortunately, it Is not possible to tiake a diagnosis of tumors of the stomach from the symptoms alone. ^e expression "to the bitter end 1 ' ha.! an nautical origin. A ship's anchor chain, al the point where it was fastened to a vertical timber lec; Die bit! was known as the bitltr end. Thus, when the chain has betp played out to "the hit- ler »nd." there's nothing more that can be done. Read Courier News Want Ads. been beaten automatically, but seven no trump was made with the following play. East opened the king of hearts, which declarer won with the ace. The queen of diamonds was cashed, and a small club led to dummy's king. The queen of clubs was cashed, and now declarer took five diamond tricks, discarding three ^ spades and two hearts from his own The total of under S~S.000.000 a i hand. Next a small spade was Ice her big crown colony of Hong Kong on the south coast. Already a British cruiser, a destroyer and t\vo sloops have been pounded by Communist shore guns with considerable - loss of life. The British admiralty Is said to be sending two aircraft carriers and a group of submarines to join the British Par Eastern fleet. At pjg- sent there are two cruisers, ei(S» estroyers and four sloops based at ong Kong'but they have no air over. This Is a normal strengthening f forces under the circumstances ltd it's safe to take It for granted hat Britain has every intention f keeping out of trouble If she an. sinus now have only 3000 employes on the payroll. Their budget i S13 COO/iOo a year. Add anothe S30.OOn.OCO for the 12 specialized UN agencies. ions hand-pick their best men. I cent o! the ! only one-half ul one per | j rom dummy lo the ace and tin. S15.000.000.COO which th' then b?s( diplomats, for UN' duty. In Conrrrss you take whoever circlet} Sometimes, tutfi thai isr't alwavs the besl Hour,", has just approved for U. S. text year. If the world ever fnitnnalelv ->a\ aro.ind to spending that much • was squeezed on the .ce of chit •si ou-t'lificd for ptace in any one year, think It he let go a spade, dummy's kin: ^ '..i . _ i.. .In litin ii-iirrlrl he* (7YK"irf Tf hf fJitrarrfi i. ft nuglu N HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NKA Staff Corrr-sponilcnl HOLLYWOOD. :NEA)—All this; "A no-good who gets shot In a wit needs now is a 1 wcr-prtced i salmin." S^lznick explained. to go with Us new economy. | "N'o. thanks." said Uoyd. "my kid Everything is going down. \ fans wouldn't like It's as obvious in Hollywood's cat. i "I'll Pay you as much as you ink and be merry department as make in ,ive Hopalong pictures." film budgets. No ,ongcr do you said Sclzmck. ave to arrange a bank loan before | "N". thanks." said Boyd. 'Id ra- oing to a night club. j '"pr be a hero to_a lot of kras. The giggle \.ater and caviar pal- ccs are continp up wilh n'l kinds f tricks to woo back customers ost since the war boon., Phil Baffin's "No I'nvcr, No Minimum, No Federal Tax" has kept the Somerset Honsf. jump- It, g. A new sign jnsl appeared in Prcs- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E- McKciinry America's Card .Authority' Written for NBA Service Squeeze Plan H"ms This Slam Contract Thr late Mauriro M:\M like of Cleveland. O.. who was one of our finest rubber bridge atirt tournament players, had a prt theory about doubling slam contracts in tournaments. He used lo say. "Never double a slum contract unless you Barbara Stanwyck was frankly • )iav( , ln . 0 ^([p^cnt w;iv, of beating ace of clul s w ao cashed. East, who was down to the qucen- 10 of spades and queen of hearts :lubs g ne would be good. If he discarde he queen of hearts, declarer's te of hearts would take the thirtcent trick. .\tar(|Urc. .sicn: ".Tnlin l.nvrs .Mary for A Second ( \Vcck." IS Years Ago ** In BlytheYilte—^ James Terry, Whit Goodman and Clifford Cavitt attended a Willard Battery meeting yesterday in Memphis. Mrs. Edwin Robinson spent Sunday in Joncsboro with hci daughter, Charlcne, who attends Arkansas State there. Miss Jessie. Srtte Is convalescing following a three month's illness but will not be fully recovered f«^ several more months. W John Mahnn who broke his back recently in an auto accident will Do confined to his home for some time yet. Fur-Bearer HORIZONTAL I Depicted fnr-hearing carnivore 7 It is quite her chorus cirl days in New York. "I was n the 16in inw of the chorus, she said, "but 1 never say thai. Always toss it off by say- uip. 'i was wilh zicgfcld.' That does it." I also loved Barbara's continent vvliru she was told someone had bock about television on Sturgcs' swank Players Rcstau- ant at a turn on ;he Sunsel strip. I reads." You're probably eating too much [ written a am-way. Why don't you try a half ] lechtuq'ir. i portion at hflf price. This goes tori "Why." said Barbara. "I know a | inythlng on the menu." j lot nf people who don't oven know j Sturgcs also assures customers of', ho lo work Jh^dials yet" full bar jiggers with his nvn invcn- it. II your opponent makes the contract doubled, you arc bound to eel a bad score. It you do not double and he makes n. you will get a more normal ocorc " lion—a jigger wilh a spillway lo guarantee a brimming measure. He's prouder of the gadget titan his lalcst picture. • • • Hollywood Reconnaissance: John Seal's Actors' Hobby Mart displaying children's furniture \ Mary Pirkford is ready with the M-iip: o[ tlie Mary Raker Kcidv j film-tilocraphy with the possibility lhat slip may produc Ihr picture i staniue hfrselt.. .Garlxi musl mean It about her return to thr SCITOII this >rar. Site's sitting in with writer Pally Benson on the screenplay * A .! 5 I 2 ¥ A 10 7 6 * Q A A 8 :> A Xonc V OR3 1 n [t i 32 made by Kirk Alyn, who plays Sti- ; vvincer pcrman. and knitting by [ormcr , wa " el """ ser ' Dead-End Kid Billy Ha Hop- What Trier Hero Now it can be lold: When David O. Selzntck \.as cast- Ing "Duel In the Sun" (rot,,etimcs ] of the Babac story she'll make with referred to as "Lnsl In the Dusf'i he offered Bill (Hopalong Cassitiy) Boyd the role played by Charles BicXford. Boyrl said; "What's the 1 character like 1" Newest contribution to the mcch- ir^tion of cotton production is cotton-chopping machine that uses flame Instead of thr sled N W E S Dealer A Q IOR.1 V K Q J 5 4 * 103 * j S AK9 76 V 2 » A K J 0 « 7 A K Q T o i ; r n ,1 1 n c n I — Bo', h South Wc%X North 1 » 1'sss 4 A Paw 5 • Kts.s 7N'.T. Pas! Opening-— V K 1 1 . E.isl 1 A Pass 4 N.T. 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