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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVrLLE (ATtK.)' COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 7, IMS ' THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK OOinUKR NEWS OO. B. W HAINES, Publliber JAMES U VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* N«Uon«J Advertising R»present*U»e»: W»ll*oe Witmer Co. New Vbrk, Cbicago, Detroit. AtUnU. MempbJa Published Everj Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second class ma«*i at the P°**- adlc* »t BlyUjeville, Arkansa* under act ol Con- gnu. October 8, 1911- Member of Th» Associated Prta ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city at BlylhevWe or any luburban town where carrier service 1* juuo- Uined SOc per week, or 85c pel month By mall, wlthlr a radltii o» 50 miles, $».00 per rear J2 00 tor six months. $1.00 foi three months; bj mall outside 60 mile zone. *10.00 per feat payable In advance. Meditations Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare II, because 11 shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every nian'a work of what »ort II la.—1 Corinthians 3:13. • • • Our business tn life Is not to gel ahead oi others, but lo get ahead of ourselves—to bleak our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today, to do our work wilh more force than ever before.—Stewart B. Johnson. But there must have been earnest md detailed discussion of the matter among the Chiefs of Slaff, the services secretaries, Mr. Johnson and the President. Surely some of the pros and cons could be revealed to the people who, after all, have a considerable stake in military decisions. We are all for unification of policy, operation and public statement in the Defense Department. At the same time we should hate lo see this unl'icalion include a sort of peacetime military cen- gorship in which, as in the case of the carrier, decisions of national interest are summoned in two terse sentences, with no ifs, ands or buls. What Price Victory? Barbs Why Is It that the things we never get worry us more than the things we lose? • » • An Illinois man was sued by H>e husbands of two women for steallnr the wives' affections. It's danferoui io play with matchrs. • • • Male students in an eastern college voted that their favorite study Is women. Maybe because Hie dates are easier to remember. • • • Th« soruj of Ihe careless motorist U full of •harp Lurns and flats. • • » When a person does half as much as he plans to do, that's more than is usually done. Back to the Two-a-Day New York's Palace Theater, once the Mecca of vaudeville, ia going to bring back the two-a-day. The only reasonable guess why this dormant are is being revived would seem to be that vaudeville acts on television have convinced showmen that people again will pay to see those acts in the flesh. Thus the fear that every new entertainment medium will destroy an existing one seems to be refuted once again. We doubt that television is going to kill anything. We even doubt that vaudeville will kill television. Scuttling of Super-Carrier Should Be Explained VIEWS OF OTHERS Cash Funds Row Points Finger at Legislature Soviet Blockade of Berlin Gives The West a Blessing in Disguise The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service At this time of year many lucky youngsters are looking forward to summer camps. Almost all these camps are well organized. Most of them require psysical examination. This is to reveal any physical defect In Ihe child which might Interfere with full activity so that proper measures can be taken to avoid undue risk. The presence of heart disease, a severe allergy, or diabetes, for example, should be known before the I youngster gets into trouble from any activity normally conducted in summer camp. Parents are also given inslruc- I lions as to what clothes should be taken, the number of blankets, and 1 similar Information which always I needed before a camping experience I can be comfortable and the full | benefit gained from it,. Most camps require one or more I successful vaccinations against I smallpox. Some ask for typhoid Inoculations, although the danger I from this disease lias (rreally decreased. Others require Inoculations against tetanus or lockjaw. The | I regulations for camps vary anil I some other inoculations, such as those against dlptheria, may or may I not be required. Should Follow Rules The youngsters going to a camp By neWUl Maeken«l» AP I-'orelgn Affulrs Analyst The heroic airlift which finally has forced the raising of the Russian blockade of nerlin has been a labor of herculcs and costly irjte many respects, but on balance i™ represents blessings in disguise for the Western Allies. U.S. Secretary of Defense Johnson has characterized the carrying out of this task as "one ol the greatest transportation feats In history." British Prime Minister Atlee, after seeing the airlift in operation recently, described It es "one of Ihe wonders of the world." There's no exaggeration in those statements. The airlift has been an unprecedented demonstration o f power, of technical skill, of vast resources of courage, of determination —and of allied unity. Held Western Unify Because the allied airlift represents all these tilings there is no doubt, as T see it. that It must have a huge influence in welding together the nations of Western Europe into the Atlantic pact. That airlift lias been a mighty builder of morale among the democracies. But that isn't the whole story. This gruelling and dangerous task, which even has cost lives, h;is provided America and her allies with technical knowledge which could have been acquired in no other way and which might be invaluable in event of another war. The biggest airlift operation prior (o the Berlin show was that ted over the "hump" in the ayas between Southeast Asia mid China. The journey over the hump Has this country saved $183,000,000 In the decision to cancel the super-carrier United States, or lias il lost a vital component of its future defense forces? That is the biggest and least discussed question in all the storm that the cancellation stirred up. And it seems to us that most people would like to know as nearly as possible whether it was a good or bad move, and why. In his letler of resignation, Navy Secretary Sullivan complained that Defense Secretary Johnson had not consulted him in the final decision. But it hardly seems possible that the Navy went unheard in the matter. The carrier wa» first proposed in 1945. Since then the Navy must have had abundant opportunity to say all it had to say about the need for the giant vessel. The Air Force likewise has had its chance to make a case against it. There has been talk about Air Force "pressure" behind the move to stop construction on the carrier. How sound was the reasoning behind this "pressure?" The country, we believe, would be more interested in the arguments than in the technique of presenting them. Some members of Congress have complained that the President is obliged to spend the money that the legislature appropriates, and that he is exceeding his authority by refusing to do so in this case. But Congress can hardly argue at this late date that all its appropriations are wise and necessary. There is nothing sacred about a congressional decision to spend a few hundred millions if the spending is not needed. The important thing is whether Congress or the Defense Department has more logic on its side. The whole controversy reveals a type o£ thinking that is unhappily typical of Washington. It is thinking bounded by the confines of the District of Columbia. Prestige and authority arc the great interests at stake. The national welfare, so far as the public can discover, is a minor issue, if not a forgotten one. The carrier decision was an example of unification with a vengeance. Vet it may be wondered if it did not represent a jump from one extreme to the other. Until Mr. Johnson took over there had been entirely too much bickering and jealousy among the three services. Now we find one man having the final word, which is right and necessary. Bui his final word carried with it no explanation. The public should not ask the Defense Department to reveal its thinking t on matters of top strategy. Nor should it 1 expect any of the experts to be able lo I give a definite yes or no on whether a j super-carrier would be a sitting duck or 5 an indispensable weapon in the event of i futurt war. The "cash funds" storm, which drenched the legislature with oratory last, winter, IE now flashing and rumbling toward the state Supreme Court. Last week It reverberated in Pulaskt Chancery Court, where Judge Frank Dodge refused to enjoin stale institutions from using these fundi. . Some 42 Institutions are Involved. They collect a total of millions of dollars a year In fees, rent* and the Mice, and have been spending the money as need Indicated and conscience guided. They have raised salaries with It, hired additional em- ployes and financed various activities. Rep. James A. Olpson of Saline county, who asked for the Injunction, argued that the fees are public money, because they are collected by tax- supported agencies, hence should go into th« »tate treasury, and b« appropriated by the legislature. The defence said it wns doing nothing unconstitutional. It dared the plaintiff to cite anything In our basic law which forbids the institutions to use Ihese cash funds, and pointed out that this practice was going on 15 yeart ago, when the constitution was written. Judge Dodge, pondering the two contentions, and plainly enough divided in his own mind about It, dismissed the case "or want of equity," and now the Supreme Court will spealc the final word. It is no part of Ihe Democrat's intention lo pre-jiidge the case. When lawyers disagree, a prudent layman will withhold his views till the legal weather clears. But apart from the constitutional angles, from just a common sense slant, there is this to be said: The Institutions are public, tax-supported agencies. Yet lliey are doing a big private business, and privately spending the money. If the amount of this Income is so great that loss of It would crippie them, as they say It would, then certainly the legislature should decide how that large sum will be spent. Practical considerations may require a period of time to get the matter adjusted. It might b« very harmful and unwise to abruptly end a practice which has been In operation, growing and knitting itsel into the very life of our public Institutions, for three-quarters of a century. Yet the fact remains that the legislature holda the public purse-strings, and should apportion public revenues. The- basic trouble Is that the legislature is poorly organized and ill-equipped for this vital work. It has to operate too much by routine, in a hurried, driven, sketchy manner. Steps should be taken lo create for the legislature a council to efficiently aid Us work. This cash-funds laxity Is another of many evidences of that need. The people of Arkansas simply cannot afford the hazy, rush-job appropriating and lawmaktug which mark every session. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Washington News Notebook PETER EDSONS North Atlantic Pact Raises Prospect Of Similar Deals in Mediterranean I should be prepared to abide by the rules. Tn most places swimming is an important part of camp life and 1 the rules, of safety should be strictly followed! Knives, axes, .and other (instruments which can cause injurv I should be taken only as advised by the camp directors and then 1 certain rules for the safe use mils | be followed. It is n mistake to believe tha camps are bound by ton many rule. I This is far from the case. Snmme camps for youngsters have onl. 1 those rules which have been proved necessary for the protection of th I campers. Thev will grcal.lv increase the safely of ihe fortunate bovs and girls who have this opportunity. WASHINGTON— (NEA) —They call it the North Atlantic Treaty. But the fact that It also reaches Into the Mediterranean may not have been given the full attention It deserves. Article five of the Norlh Atlantic Treaty says that an armed attack against one of the signatories shall be considered, an atlack against hem all. Article six says. "For the purpose of Article five, an armed attack on one or more of the Parties in Europe or North America, on Ihe Algerian departments of Prance, on the occupation, forces of any Party In Europe, on the Islands under the jurisdiction of any Party In the North Atlantic Area north of the Tropic of Cancer or on the vessels or aircraft in this area of any of the Parties." This seems to be pretty specific language. By adhering strictly to the letter of this definition it would be possible under Article six to draw a. dividing hue across the Mediterranean. It would start at Trieste, where there ire Allied Occupation forces, and divide the Ad- Narrow Interpretation Not Intended Such an exact definition would probably miss the whole meaning and intent of the North Atlantic Treaty. Once the pact is ratified, if shooting breaks out anywhere It is almost a foregone conclusion that the treaty countries \ ill swing into concerted action. Yet the fact that the Latin- American and North Atlantic countries now have their pacts has increased the demand for pacts lo cover other parts of the world. Indian government officials have talked about an Asia pact, Filipinos about a Pacific pact. Turkish Foreign Minister in a recent Washington visit, threw man Doctrine will continue to cover .lie eastern Mediterranean situation. Omnibus Bill To Conpres* Likely When the military assistance program to implement the North Atlantic Treaty is presented to Congress as specific legislation, It is probable that money for continued aid to Greece and Turkey will be inclutled with the aid for western Europe. This idea of an omnibus bill is not being presented to indicate that Greece and Turkey are in the pact. It is merely a matter of legislative simplicity. Congress will naturally want lo know what 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 DOCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. QUESTION': Can anything done to "whiten" a red nose amidst the loftv. cloud enshrouded leaks, was a fearsome one. CJalncd Valuable Experience By the way, a large number of •\irmen who participated in the luimp operations also engaged in the Berlin airlift. The hum]) airlift did a great Job with scanty equipment but naturally it wasn't one the scale of the Berlin lift. Now. thanks lo the Russian blockade, ihe allies have had an unparalleled experience which might, have taken years to acquire otherwise. Hwvever, we hnvp gained all th« knowledge we need for the time being, thanks. We don't want any Hither experience. So we trust British Foreign Secretary- Bevin is justified in hi* hope that the forthcoming meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers on the German question will b» the basis for a lasting settlement Hope is a grand thing, though there's a difference between hope and expectation. out a hint on the need for a Mediterranean pact. He never became very specific about who should be included. The new state of Israel. the total cost of military aid is Sariak. j going to be. This total—less Latin-America-is now estimated at $1,450.000.000. For North Atlantic countries. Sl,130,000.000. For Greece and Turkey S3"0.<JOO,000. The original January Svria, Lebanon and Egypt are on i budget estimate by president Tru- Ihe sea. Until recently they were I man put the Greek-Turkish pro- lighting each other. If Ihe alliance j gram at tl36,000.000 for next year were enlarged to take In Ihe Middle . it has since been found necessary East, it, would include Arabia. Iran., to revise this even above the pre- aiid Iran—the last under the most sent year's exr nditures of $285. serious Russian threats. 000,000. Turkey is considered a good mill- ] British Foreign , Minister Beviu' ri on the easternmost po e French Algerian const of North rlca. With such a line. It Is possible lo v that everything to the west is vered by the North Atlantic 'realy, while everything to the cast, not. Spain, of course, would be e North ancan. SO THEY SAY Mediterranean or Middle East alliance would require more military support thau it could plvc. It would be more of a liability thnn an asset. All these factors provide good reason that, for the immediate future, the North Atlantic Treaty may null ajJHiii, ui c"»ii.ie, i\wiii« "•• i «"-• •••*- •• — - - - neutral island with coasls in both I be considered as embracing only Atlantic and Mediter- i the western Mediterranean. The , much looser and less specific Tru- ;ays Bei'in merely left him a Brtt isli slaff study on Ihe subject. I recommended "enlarging the Gree army above it-s present 200.COO. i an effort t wipe out the 25.00 rebels this year. The dlsappointin results of this two-year campaig offer another good reason for n putting too much hope on a Mcd i terranean alliance. 75 Years Ago • ^ In Blytheville — Miss Lady Margaret Cross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cross, became the bride of Sherrod Edward Seagraves of Luxora, In a ceremony solemnized yesterday afternoon. 5 o'clock, at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. A. M. Butt. The Rev. G. W. Pyles. pastor of Ihe First Methodist Church of Paragould, an uncle of the bride, read the ring service. Miss Marjorie Bell of union City. Tenn.. cousin of ihe bride, was maid of honor, and Bob Gille.spie Jr.. of Luxora was Mr. Seagraves' best man. The path for the bridal party was formed by six little, girls holding tiny colonial corsages to which were fastened white sntin ribbons. They were Betty Black of Memphis, cousin of trie bride, Mary Ann the right message lo his part- Cal . tiWI .j ghl of osceola. cousin of aused bv drinking? ANSWER: The question here is hat did cause the red nose. The for example, a condition callec cne rosacea which should bf •eated. With this in mind, it would ivolve risk In put anything really red nose without making ire that the underlying condition nnt made worse by what was pplied. An er.raged elephant will fell a man with his trunk, sore him with lis tusks, trample on him. then ling the body 15 feet or more away. know how Barnee conveyed the names of the songs to the musicians. In today's hand the West, player ook no chances on failing to convey the right message lo his partner. He took command himself in defeating the contract. East cashed the king and ace of Ihe bridegroom, Ann Vollmer. Donna Wunderlich. Frances Shouse and Barbara Monaghan. hearts, on which West played the I Following a wedding trip lo Flor- qucen and seven-spot. But whcn East continued with the jack of and Mrs. Seacravcs will their home in Luxora. Spanish moss is not A moss and it ha.s never been in Spain, the hearts. West did not make the mistake of trying to convey information to his partner by discarding a low club or a high dia- .. mond. He simply trumped the jack World Book Encyclopedia says. Tins - • • ---• -------- ".- "''beautiful air plant is an herb and gows in the southern United. States and tropical America. N HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD. (NEA1 — Avri|Oll By Erskinc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent Ihe life of Fred Astsiire. The Gardner Is giving Lana Turner com- etition In the impulsive romance epartmcnt. I She went to the airport lo bid | oortby to boyfriend Howard Dufl. title, of course, will be "The Fred Aslairc Story." Boy nicels girl underwater! It's n new twist on nn old story. It Is common knowledge that the Communist Party. In whatever country It exists, is under the authority and control of the party heads in Ihe Soviet Union. Even the name of the organization known as "Communist Internationale" indicates it is the overlord of Communists everywhere.— Justice Wilbur K. Miller of the U. S. Court of Appeals, delivering an opinion upholding the conviction of Communist Gcrharl Eislcr, • « * Events o! this century have taught us that we cannot achieve peace independently. The world has grown too small. The oceans to our east and west no longer protect us from the reach of brutality or aggression.—President Truman. The idea . . . that people con get their medical care from the government without paying even a greater price than they pay today Is preposterous. No people, as a whole, can get something for nothing.—Sen. Robert A. Tall iRi of Ohio. » • • The Truman administration leaders on Capitol Hill are giving a perfect impersonation ol the youthful bully who runs home to mama screaming that some boy much smaller than nimscll has punched him in the nose.—Hugh D ,Scott, Jr., Republican national chairman. oonuy ui uujiiitim ..«»..... -—-•,,.. ..h-tx surnri who was leaving on a four-day lo- »">• »' 1! « s iuipri ration trip to Tucson and Nognles .« ™ ^ ^ ' F sthcr or "Partners in Crime." ' a "° " 01 tsl " cl "Why don't you come said Dufl: "Okay. I will." said Ava. And she did. Shelley Winters, who thinks Howard is nice, too, is the co-star of the picture. Hul she and Howard arc speaking to each other now only when the script demands, Avn's presence nt the locution left Shelley gnashing her teeth. Joe Cook. Jr.. only son of the famous coniu'. has retired from stage and movies, and is reported- y , spending I lie- happiest days of iis life in Reno— driving a Jaxicab. riiarles l.allfhlon's reaction to himself on television: "1 slill lonk lo myself likr the south end of an elephant Koine north." David O. Sel?.nick's admiration or Jennifer Jones has reached Ihe stage where he's telling people that had she been born a few generations ngo, she might have been considered a saint. . M:\lone will marry her childhood sweetheart. Dr. Philip Montgomery. In Dallas. Tex.. June 11. She's currently working in Columbia's "Lawless " PEACEFULLY INCLINED Donnld O'Connor is the second biR star to bow out of M-O-M's "Battleground" because he didn't think the role was right for him. Ul arrnni;ed| the loan-out, but Donald suid no. Bob Taylor objected to tils role. ioo, and was replaced by John Ho- dlak. surprising is that, the f Jnnc W5 . n , an Williams. The ,„ movie is "The Octopus and Miss alons? Smith." The boy Is Dennis Mor- who prowls the bottom of the sr:\ studvhiE marine life from a submit! ine-likc tractor. Jane, out s:\ilinK one day. falls overboard, and Dennis, in his submarine tractor, saves her. Yes. it's K comedy. "The funniest dia- loc I've ever heard." Jane said. 11 wns Ihe last day of the picture and Jane was bustling around totting ready to leave for England, where she'll star tills summer in Alfred Hitchcock's "Stage Fright." A messenger handed her a going- away HIT sent from a los Angeles jewr'u-y (inn—a small pair of gold hands lo wear as lapel pins. The sculpiui<-ri hands represented the initials "J. W." in Ihe sign lap- .uagc A nolo said: "Your performance in Mnhnny UMinila' impressed nnr arlisls \vit1i the beauty of the liaiid-sisn lanpua&e." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William B. McKcnnrj America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Taking Initiative Defeats Bid Here While in Washington recently to attend a meeting of the board o directors of War Orphans Scholar ships. Inc.. I had dinner at th Shorcham Hotel, where my goo friend Barnee Brcoskin directs 111 orchestra, as lie has been do in every night for the naM in years. When Barlicc came over to my table. 1 was playing around with few new card tricks I had just of hearts and cashed tile ace of diamonds, thus making sure of de- eating the contract. If East had been allowed to hold IE third heart trick, and then had mtinued with Ihe loiirlh heart or club. West would have been . quce/cd out of his diamond trick, the sur. A half mlliion full moons be required to equal tne lig Finny Creature HORIZONTAL 3 Symbol for 1 Depicted tellurium water creature * Us B«sh is not the best food f) flenus of shrubs (i Out of danger 8 It has a — head 13 Intel slices 14 Old- womanish 15 Negative reply 7 Succulent 16 Burden of a seed plant song U4S. OB. Familiar note from a lantern slide Dorothy | frrquenily narl'.cd on the screen of 1911 movie houses: "Please- do not ral peanuts and throw the shells on Ihe floor. It is boih annoying and unclean." Well, at least the pictures arc better now. ¥ Q7 » A J 7 5 4 + 9532 + Q J 5 4 2 V 9843 * K8 + 106 ~~N W E S Deolcr ¥ A K .t 5 » 10 6 .1 2 4.JH 4 AK107 V 1062 « QS Rubber— Neither vul. South West North B»st 3 4 Pass Pass Opening— 1 * 4 * Pass 11 Happy 12 Lampreys 17 An (Scot.) 20 Direction 22 Mimic 24 Belongs lo him Promised and imped M-Q-M't proposed musical for: based The hishr«t score ever made asalnst a University of Illinois lorttall learn wns 111 lilOfi when Chicago brat Illinois, 153 to 0. The highest total Illinois ever vorcd was ir, 1912 against Illinois Wes- layen. 87 to 3. Read Courier News Want Ad». learned. He said he had a pretty good trick up his sleeve, lie handed us a slip of paper anrt asked each one at the table to write down the name of a song. It could be a current song or one dating back any time up to IS or 2 years. We wrote them down, Barne went back to his orchestra, nut without letting anyone sec the Us of songs, he just waved his arm and (lie orchestra played the chorus of all seven of 1 the songs They had no music, and we still do nol 18 Indian the laity mulberry 9 Girl's nam« l!l Female sheep 10 Oriental 21Thrce-masled measure vessel 22 Newspaper notices 23 Exclamation 25 Preposition 26 Unless 28 Withered 31 Crafts 32 Half-cm 33 Volume 34 Gaiter 36 Son of Seth (Bib.) 39 Narrative 10 Internalional language 41 Year (ab.) 42 Entangle 44 Part of a furnace 49 Make a mistake 52 Any 53 H has • about Ihe niouth 5S Hawaiian bird SB Drive back 58 Least difficult 60 Colorado 61 Locks ol hair VERTICAL I Walking slick 3 ID • lio» 25 Pronoun SPerla'ining to 26 Appellation 27 Press 29 Genuine 30 Grafted (her.) 34 Pigpen 35 Peel 37 Worthless morsel 33 Thus 44 Strong wind current 45 Railroad (ab.) 45 Encourage 47 Drop of eye fluid 48 Otherwise 50 Flower 51 Decays 5.1 Wager 42 Roman god ol 54 Sisler (coll.) war 57 Father 43 Dill 59 Electrical uni«