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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 4, 1951
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PAGE FOUK (ARK.) COUSIIR NEWS TH* BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER HEWS CO. B W HAINE8 Publisher BAMtY A HAINES Aulitanl Publisher 4. A. ntEDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising , Wallace Wltmei Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta Uemphl* entered M Kcond claw matter at the post- office at BlvthevlUe. Arkansat. under act ot Con(me, October t. 1«1T UemVcr ot Tb* Associated Fres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earner in tht city of Bljihevlll« or anj suburban town whers carrier service la maintained, Uc per »e*fc By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per year. 13.50 for «l» months. »1.J5 for three month»; by mill outside 50 mile vine. 11230 per rear payable In advance. TffltBAT, MPTBMBHt 4, IMt Meditations AH ray Inward frlrnds abhorred me; and they whom I loved art turned agalnil me.—Job 19:19. * * * The low of a trlend Is like lhat ot » limb. Time may heal Ihe anguish of the wound, but the Iocs cannot b« repaired.—Soulliey. Barbs The number of horse races won by a nose ahould teach ui to keep our heads up. • * * Tht answer la what Mribblfnc m»iu nn a butlnetu man'i telephone pad: hli wife li on lhf> • ther ent «f the phone. • • * If the modern American city hart any feelings; the firs^ thing It might complain about l« Its Joints. are nerer too erowdrd for Inmatei to d* a tonr «tr«teh. • • * Ther* are too many cluba, for the good of the home, sayi a Judge. More hearts are needed. Red Intentions May Unfold At San Francisco Parley Mo«t competent U. S. analysts of Russia told us in the beginning there was * good chance the Communist.? really wanted a cease-fire in Korea. But since th« Kaesong negotiations got down to serious talk about an armia- tic« lin«, the Beds have not. acted as if peace wai their goal. The recent grav* breakdown, *ignalled by -transparently falu« charges of a truce-site homhing by Allied forces, is merely the most shocking example of Communist arrogance and deceit. Why this turn of events? Only the unfolding of the San Francisco »tory will tell us whether the Reds' behavior at Kaesong had close relation to MOBCOW'I plans respecting the Japanese treaty. If there is a marked link, Russia hag a hard bill of goods to •ell. For the trend of the truce talks has done littU to enhance its reputation as a champion of peace. It could be, of course, that the truce negotiations were juat a stall for time while Red forces prepared for a new Korean offensive. The breathing spell theory is still very much alive. The Reds may have hoped for the added advantage of drugging the West with false hopes and thus slowing up rearmament. Yet back of all this lies the notion that at the start the Communists may genuinely have desired and expected a settlement. If that should he so, what changed their minds? A clue may be found in Secretary of State Acheson's testimony at the MacArthur hearings last spring. Acheson conveyed the distinct impression that we would be satisfied with a truce based on the 38th parallel. Our forces at that time were generally helow that line. Possibly the Russians and their Chinese and North Korean associates took that Acheson view as having continuing application. They may well have assumed we would settle for Ihe 38th parallel even after we had pushed 20 to 30 miles beyond it, s» we have done. Actual discussions with our truce representatives soon made it plain we would not. and this revelation may have come as a surprise to the Reds. If a settlement at the 38th had really been their expectation, the UN insistence on the present battle line then posed for them a real dilemma. They were being asked to give up, in the sight of the whole world, territory, to which they had laid claim since 1945. For the first time anywhere, Communists were being pressed to yield ground. They could not hide behind some propaganda subterfuge or legal trickery. l.»nd is land. It can be seen and measured on a map. No camouflage could eonceal IU transfer to UK hands. So thij wa« a »uprenu test, perhapi th« first real test of Communbt intention*. So far ai w« can judge, th» Red* do not want peac« in Kor«« that badly. They cannot bring themselve* to allow the smallest blemish on the myth of Communist invincibility. If this analysis is sound, the Redi will seek to achieve their ends in Korea by broader political means—at San Francisco and elsewhere. Failing that, they may return to full-scale fighting, telling themselves that at least the negotiations bought them time to build their strength afresh. Watch Out for 'Volunteers' An ominous report from the Korean front states that 2000 eastern European troops are encamped in North Korea ready to do battle in any new Communist offensive against United Nations forces. Military sources are cagey about speculating on the nationalities of these "Caucasian volunteers." They may he Russians. Robert Allen, columnist, said recently that a Czech anti-aircraft regiment was among those present in Korea. Whoever they are, their activities must be closely observed. It is to be hoped, loo, that UN intelligence will be able to determine quickly any serious increase in Caucasian forces. We may recall unhappily with what disbelief our commanders greeted first reports last fall of heavy Chinese Red numbers on the Korean front. The days of formal war declarations are gone. The days of open, admitted participation of organized armies in any war also appear to be ended. Now a nation's entry begins quietly with a few thousand "volunteers" who slip into the line almost unnoticed. Soon they may be there in droves, fighting with * coordination which belie* their "volunteer" status. No one can know at this stage, naturally, what these European troops mean to the future of the Korean war. But at the very least, let's not shrug them off as of no consequence. Views of Others The Nerve of Some People! _8omt day we'rt going to i»k Jon Kennedy, our artist, to 1 picture Unclt 8*m a» h* lookct to other nntlotu. They seem to think hc't »n «asy mark lor the world—wallowing: In money and alway* rtp* for A handout. Now, here'* south Korea trying to make a fast touch for 100 million dollart. She claims it's du« her for South Korean ciirjretlcy n&tA by our Army to hire native labor and; buy local nipplltn, and lor rent on American-occupied building*, And jhe'd like to be pnld right away, The UP aayji Washing ton officials w*r* "shocked"—and when you can shock that crowd with an «xp«rise Item, you'rt an abl« shock«r. It seems we agreed to pay fnr certain things. but that the South Koream turned up with a fancy bookkeeping job which wns rather flabbergasting. Grant that the Aouth Korea 11* h«v* suffered harshly. But It'i their freedom that's at atak«, They'd be communist serfs except for the heavy price our boys have paid in life and misery to keep them free. And Ihe money cost to the American people already totals muUlbllllona. In addition, we're pouring relief Into South Korea, ai\d probably will wmtl up by paying most of the bill for rebuilding their country and putting them back on their feet when the war ends. And they have the nerve to trump up a demand on us [or 100 million dollnrs, right now. please. Bui who's to blnmp? Washington lias educated the world and our own people to line up for handout. The South Korean demand is Just one ugly little chicken out of a flock that'* coming home to roost. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY We don't come here to be pampered, t »sk no quarter in legislative ball)M and I give none. CouRress \s not a charitable organization. We women have 1o stand on our own two reel.— Rep. EdUb N'ourse Rogers (R.. Mass.>. * * * The eihlcal standards ot « putillc official will be determined primarily by his own ItuttncU M to what Is and is not proper. It he does not know that it is improper Tor him to »ccept a gift, no finding or supervision by a commission will educate him.—Commerce Sec. Charles Sawyer. * * • While It i the Senate) undoubtedly Is the world's greatest deliberative body, the Senate U also «o deliberate that the result adds up to procrastina- tion.—Spn. Blair Moody (D., Mich.) * * • Disobedience it something- thai unlrnuls and human beings learn early and use always. Under what clrcunutances hiimain use it is a social decision.—Dr. Carl Menntnger, noted psychiatrist. * » • No one will be able to explain to me why .vome people find it U impossible to identity a Communist unless he Is beyond the three-mile limit. —Jamee 8. Kemper, chairman Lunibenuen's Mu- tuaJ Cuualtf Cfe Charmed tdson't Washington Column — Squabble on Air Support Lacks Ferocity of the Old £-36 Battle WASHINGTON (NEA)—Th> real| retains control of all tactical plane* i divisions in thia maneuver, the 28th story of the supposed row between Air Force acid Navy-Marine air. over tactical air support for ground troops at the Fort Bragg, N,C,, maneuvers, far air support all to tactlcj? air headquarters which then assigns planes to various missions, in order ot what the tactical and the 43rd, will go to Germany go I this fall- air commander considers now be cleared j priority. lip. This row ha-lj Air Force Has Iteason for Syslem been played up In There U sound reason for this some circles as iystem. In Africa, during the early another great rid Admiral Fechteler assured General Clark of Navy cooperation for joint service maneuvers and went proper j back to his headquarters to put his staff to work on plans. Then things began to happen. days of World War II, one tactical in the unification j air group was assigned to each ground division for close support, concentrated their air one objective ami program. Facts in the; Germans case Indicate that, i strength magnitude of the B-38 and super- carrier split of a couple of years ago, although a fundamental principle of tactical air support Li involved. The whole business really started last year alter General Mark W. Clark, commander of Army Field P"orc«s, had been to Korea. Air support lor ground troops was ot course a major argument tu that theater. Marine and Navy aircraft from the carrier* were using their system of close air Mipporl for ground troopj. Under that system, an air officer L 1 * attached (o the ground units. When ground commanders want ft certain hill blasted, or a certain enemy tank or gun put out of action, they notify the air liaison officer. He call* his planes, designates (he target, and in they come to give it the business. knccked Allied planes riyht out of the sky. From the battle of Kasserine Pass on, therefore, : the Air Force changed 1(5 system. Tactical air .strength was coJt.centrate'd for offensive strikes in support or ground troops, or to meet enemy offensive concentrations. This system worked better and it was followed throughout the war. It is still Air Force doctrine. General Clark, however, after his Korean visit, wanted the two systems tried out and compared. The big maneuver now known as "Exercise Southern Pities" was even then being planned for this summer. Shcrtly after Admiral William M. Fechteler became commander-In- chief of the Atlantic Fleet, with headquarters at Norfolk, Vs., he paid a courtesy call on General Clark at his Fort .\fonroe headquarters, across Hampton Roads. once over lightly^ A. A. Dear ZIggy • - • Things U getting pretty wretched in our perfession, p»l, or I wouldn't risk this exter-ordinary communication with you. If you have c«t y* r btoodshot peepers at anything beside th* Racing Fbrm lately, you n^ t doubts know a lousey committee is going to investigate our dcallnW' Jn perfessional and amaioor athaletlcs. ' It ain't bad enough we are being football, baseball, basketball uned up to cough up taxes on our irosSj but now a bunch of nosey charlckters wants to put ILS out of justness, it's getting so's 'a man can't turn a dishonest buck l! he don't work for Uncle Sam, On account this committee is & new one, It may mean business or t may wind up a luncheon club. you can't tell yet. Consequently, J am writing; you to tell you to hold off for the tim&s being on our -porting activities in the fields of This system bt based on the Nnvy| General Clnrk outlined hts plan, principle of giving "the customer" j He wanted Navy air to take part what he wants. It works, and (he customer* In Korea liked it. in the maneuvers and cio Its stuff [or one phase of the maneuvers. Air Force tactical command | Then Air Force would show its sys- worlu on a different plan. Instead ! tern. Ground troop commanders of attaching air units directly to' ground units and thus putting the planes troops' virtually under ground coinmand, the AJr Force would then be the Judge of which system was b&st. This exercise was tremendously Important became the two infantry N»vy Schedule ConfltcUd With ManeuYtr* "Exercise Southern Pines" had been originally planned for June It was postponed to August. Thai happened to come right at a tlmi when the Atlantic Fleet was send' .ng'^riew'carrier groups to the Med HerraneaJi, t* relieve ships now in those waters. The overlap wouldn give the Atlantic Fleet mucl strength for the maneuvers. But such Navy air strength as was available waa ordered to the Fort Bragg area- Her* it ran Into A new obstacle. I,leut, Gen. John K. Cannon, commander of the Tactical Air Force and air commander of the maneuvers, informed the Navy that iU planes could come into the ar ea and take part In th e war gfimea> but that they would have to be under AJr Force command. It made sease that there could be only one commander in the field, Biit to Admiral Fechteler it seemed that General Clark's original purpose would be defeated if Navy air couldn't operate in its own way. Combining this with the fact that lie didn't have much air strength to spare. Admiral Fechteler informed General Clark that Navy would withdraw from the Southern Pines war games. Having now become Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, succeeding Admiral Forrest Sherman, Admiral .Feebfeler finds this whole incident hLs first, major headache a.s a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Tht DOCTOR SAYS By KDW1N P. JORDAN, M.U. Written lor NBA Service The mildest and probably the nicst common of the contagious diseases of childhood is chickenpox. This disease like the others common to children Is likely to come in epidemics but It Is probably less of a problem in schools because so many have had it before Ihey reach school age. Chickenpox is rather a curious disease. Until about four centuries ago. it was often confused with the much more serious smallpox. Although both are caused by viruses, ; resist a nee to one does not give resistance to the other. But chickenpox does have some peculiar relation to another virua disease—shingles or herpes aoster. Just what this is remains somewhat obscure, but children have apparently contracted chickenpox by being exposed to shingles, and grownups have sometimes developed shingles after being exposed to chickenpox. Because chickenpox Is ao contagious. It Is almost impossible to prevent children from being exposed. Fortunately the disease is usually, though not always, mild and about the only thing one needs to be concerned about is the prevention of scarring of the skin from scratch- Ing the blister-like pox. r\jr this purpose, soothing lotions or powders are often helpful. Older children must be warned against scratching, but thc^e who are not yet able to understand may have to have the hands bandaged or splints put on the arms to keep them from scratching. LOCAL RULES DIFFER It usually takes from ten to fifteen days for symptoms of the disease to develop after the child has been exposed, As is true for the other contagious diseases, communities differ on how long they require a youngster to be isolated. The Jocal rules must be followed, of course, but the American Public Health Association has expressed the opinion that there is no danger of passing the disease to others six days after the appearance of the first pox. It seems to me that chickenpox could well be studied more than it ha* In recent years. Any disease which is so common might some- flay become more dangerous and it certainly has interesting features even though, ordinarily, recovery is complete. bo»- Ing and the nags. Here's hoping no lousey posial inspector holds this tijt to the light. In the meanwhile, leastways til Ihe heat comes off. we got to find couple or six new angles lest w« find ourselfs forced into honest- tu-jolin employment as means of keeping body & soul hitched. It ain't going to be easy, as work will never replace the good old-fashion dally double. LlftiiiR an idea from the Office cif Prices <fc Stabilizating, I have arriven at the conclusion that we are going to have to perform what is known to the Washington boys as a "rollback." By this, Ziggy, I mean we got to roll our operation* back to where they ain't likely to interest these bums that don't wsnt nothing Koiug acrosst a sute line except tourists. We may have slim picklns at first, but with a little organizing » r e can squeeze out a living on * volume basis. I think. The American people are gambling fools and I think we can still render them this public service so's they won't get frustrated between not belny able to buy anything with their dollars and not being able to bet 'dlt either. ^ i I have In mind a few underground bingo games. By using only a few cards with all the numbera on them, we ought to be able to keep the house odds pretty, high We'll have to go slow at first, and we ought to have a password for the regular fans. Like "T'Hell with Kefauver," or something. I'm also working on a Juicy deal that ought to net uj a quick kill- ng. It's still a trade secret "but I've developed a system for ton- trolling • the point spread m a neighborhood canasta tournament coming up soon. If this works, we can branch out and start making book on the vote-spread when Congress vote« on new laws. This cost-of-living index s something else. It only seems to go one way. so half the odds »re awready figgered f«r us. Eight-to-five also is pretty safe odds inlfavor of a big stall at this Frisco treaty confab. Thia Achesob •said Ihe US won't let them Roosh- lans drag it out. but his track record shows he ain't got any more horse sense than . yokel at th. S2 window. Howsomever, Zlggy. I would not make any book on next year's elee- tlons. You remember 1948. If « lose my shirt like that again, 1 wflk personally blo«' my brains out. That's all i have lined up for now, Ziggy, but I am working on » few other angles. One of them is office pools, which I consider a humanitarian proposition, it's getting so the white collar worker ain't going (o be able to break even If he don't get a crack at them office pools. Fraternally yera, Joe IN HOLLYWOOD Rv ERSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent with the queen or clubs, and East discarded the deuce of hearts. Transue won and returned the •• ^—- •—• "•"" . -M,—.. —-.-..— .., , ,„., j queen of heart 1 ;, thus giving the HOLLYWOOD CNEAi—The ho-, men gathered to peer .U him und; defenders the chance to take 10 hum around Hollywood is about rojthe actor kept tumii-i: his profile to i tricks on tne run change Into a raucous "Whce" nowihLs admirers as he Mgncd the reg-I East couldn't decide what to lead that Stanley Kramer hna sUtii*d [ i.^trr. j Katy .luvado, one of Mexico's fiery! "Make crrUtn." In- «=aul, "dial Ij stars, for a key role In "High Nnon,'| have a room wlHi a hv:riliful vi c \v." | Kaly It a combination of such, "Yes. sir." answered the sardonic! firc-brrathera ms the late f.iipe | clerk, "\\V1J instruct the bcliboy to Vclex. Dannlclte Darrleux and Pain ' hang "P a full-lei^th mirror" Nf)crl, according to 1JI direclor! * * • Btirfrt BbefUcher. who tufdprf her I Ovf>r nt RKO - Jttiie Kuwell. Vic through her scenes with; Madnc *»d Hoagv Carmichaol are| Stark and GllT^rt Rolanrt In "The, bc.«g photographed against the; background of a lavish gambling den in "Tne Las Vegas Story." 1 This Is the picture that kept Jans] from ro-slarrins with Gnftle in: "Lonr Star." The playback ma-; chine blares out a number in which SP* HOlJ.YUfXW JMse 8 and the Lady." Here's one of the Jurado stories told by Budd: She flew up from Acapulco during production of the Republic picture to take part In a mammoth benefit performance In Mexico Cllv. Because of faulty plane connections. Katy showed up at the theatre shortly before midnight, a lime when the audience was growing restless and noisy. A soprano had already left the stafte In leara when Katy faced the Boisterous crowd. As she becan her «"n 5 , rat-calk,and jeers filled the «lr. Kaly clared at the audience and walked olf. A few seconds later she tvas b^cfc. pointing a deadly-looking revolver at Ihe loudest hecklers. "Ladies and gentlemen." boiled Katy. -I have volunteered to entertain tor this great cause, t receive not one penny for this. "In my hand I have 3 revolver And the first joker who makes onr JACOBY ON BRIDGE trill ..t~it h.t<..<m th •• will get It between the eyes. kncK . that "Pretty" All the hotel yarns don't concern Crosby. Bv OSWALD JACOB!" Written tor NEA Service Daring Play Aids In Making Contract NORTH A 1098 VJ1098 * 542 4 'I-3 WEST EAST ¥43 » K97 + KQJ964 SOUTH (D) * AK62 ¥ AQS • J 103 + A 85 Neither «!d« vi w<« Non» Pass Pa» Pass Pass Opening lead—*K VK1S2 Soitk I N.-T. Pass But Doubl« back and therefore declined to lake the queen of hearts. This gave declarer a fifth tricX, so that he was now In position to fettle tor a penalty of only 300 points, Still not satisfied, W Transue tt you were playing rubber bridge i returned his last club, allowing with" today's South hand, and If! West to lake his long suit. This you were doubled at one no-trump. I made East squirm miserably, just you would probably take your sure I »5 declarer had hoped, nicks and give the opponents 500 j East began by discarding two points. When Dr. Sewnrd M. Tran- | diamonds, then' parted with ft sue held the South hand In Ihis ! spade.' and finally released the year's national charnpioiiships. he j queen of diamonds. Nteanwhtle, loss . , of 500 points | South discarded a diamond. « spade, would probably cost his team the j and thch the 10 of diamonds. Dum- match He therefore played I! dar-; my threw two diamonds and a heart. ingly, hoping the enemy would tail j West now had to find an exit Jack Gilford tells about one vain. 1 to mid the besl defense. [and chose to get out with a heart' pompous movie king checking In atj West opened the kin? of clubs,; This gave Cpcb.rer a free fin-s*e' »t New York hotel. A group ol wo- [ holding the Irick. He continued i and dummyj IQ wa j allowed to hold the trick. Business was decidedly nicking up; declarer was now sure of six tricks. Still not satisfied, Transue led the 10 of spades from dummy. East covered with the Jack, and South won with the ace. Declarer next cashed the. ace of hearts, eliminating that suit from all hands: and then he put East in with the ace of diamonds (now blank). East had to return a spade away from the queen-small, allowing declarer to lake two spade tricks and thus make the contract. 15 Yt«M Ago In Mil. Elizabeth Greene returner! this morning from a three week's stay in Indianapolis, Inii., and other northern points where she visited relatives. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Little hav» arrived home from a live weeks trip to extreme northern points. While away they visited In Alaska. going from Vancouver to Skagway, in r>a\vson, and Canadian points. Mrs. joe Watson and dati'gh Mary Jo. late of Newport, guests of Mrs. Watson's parents Mr. and Mrs. George U. Matthews. They are moving to Osceola where Mr. Wat.ton is to be headquartered. Radio Sleuth IfORIZONTAL .'..5 Depicted radio sleuth 11 Concord 12 Rectified 14 Devotei 15 Roams 17 Before 18 And (Latin) 19Ratj 21 Babylonian deity 22 Anatomical tissue 24 Wicked 26 Do- 27 Cushions 28 Yes (Sp.) 29 Onager 30 Greek letter 31 Right (ab.) 32 Internal [ruit decay 33 Go by aircraft 36 Smooth 37 Horse's gait 38 Four (Roman) 39 Feel 45 Delirium tremens (ab,) 46 Tree fluid 48 Engine 49 Observe 50 Staying pou'er 52 Loathe 54 Click beell- 55 Castries VERTIC 1 Joker 2 Cereal grain 3 House of Commons (Jb.) 4 Roman emperor 5 Bathe 6 So be U! 7 Pause 8 Kronen {ab.) 9 Fish 10 Sea nymphs 11 Mourning ' Virgin 13 Transactions 16 Alleged lore* 19 Shines 20 Part 23 Hearken 25 Greater 30 Lift 32 Felicity 34 Western shows 43Army order 35 Mnstclint mammal 40 Exurfe «1 Not any 42 He is 3 mystery (ab.) <4 Device for snaring 47 Chum 49 Pronoun 51 Parent program 93 Two (preftx>|

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