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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 18, 1950
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BT,rnrF,vru.E (ARK,)' COUKTER NEWS TUESDAY, APRTT, 18, 19M TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KBWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, PublUhtf HARRY A. HAINES, AvteUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, AuOCUtc Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrertMni Muu«« Sole Nation*! Advertising ReprewnUtifei: •Wallaot Wllmer Co, New York, Chlcaco. Detroit Atl«nt». MempbU. ^ Entered u Mcond class m>tt«r »t the po<t- clfic* »l Blytheville, Arkaruuu, under «ct ol Con- »res«, October 8. W17. Member ol The Associated Pmt SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By c»rrlcr In the city ol Blytheville or »ny iuburban town where carrier service li maintained 20c per week, or 85c per month By mnil, within a radius ol 50 milei M.OO pel year »2 CO lor six months, Jl.OO lor three months; by mall outside 60 mile lone, $10.00 per yew payable in advance. Meditations And In every work that he betan in the seriice of the house or God, and in the law, »nd In (he ciimmandmnls, to Mfk hh God, he did It with all his heart, and prospered.—II Chron-. Ides 31:21. * * • I should say sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic—Carlyle. Barbs Colored live chicks were on the market at Easter time. What we need now ls for them to lay colored eggs. • . * * # A tightwad is » man who Ikks his son for buying an all-day sucker just before bedtime. * » * • "Mommy, I want a drink of water" is one of the best ways for tots to get lo see television at night. « * • One house burns In Ibe U. S. every W mln- ulrs—which has not hi nr to do with the housing proM*m btlnr such a burning issue. '•<-,. * • •' •The fault with a lot of people is that they're always finding fault with a lot ol people. U. S. Seems Destined Fqr European Leadership 'Some Kuropean defense experts think the United States ought to have Virtually a permanent garrison of troops stationed in Western Europe. According to this'proposal, our soldiers would be based for many years in Germany or France, or perhaps both countries. : The idea is said to be that American troops would provide leadership for Europe's defense forces and also would tend to" calm French nerves in event the Germans take part in the western powers' defense arrangements. •Almost certainly there's another unspoken reason why this suggestion is being made. Western Europeans find themselves unable to forget this country's isolationist past. Despite the recovery program, the North Atlantic Treaty, foreign arms aid and the proposed "Point Four" plan for development of backward areas, Europe always has a lurking fear that we will again draw back into our shell. The presence of U. S. troops on European soil would be the strongest possible assurance that we would be involved in any new conflict that might get started there. Any assault by the Soviet Union upon Western Germany or France would mean an attack on American soldiers. They would fight back, and so would the rest of us. ' Consequently the U. S. uniform in Europe is a greater comfort to skeptical Europeans than this country's signature on any number of formal defense pacts. Alliances can be repudiated or ignored, but a nation seldom abandons its outpost forces to any enemy without a fight. Yet even if Europe beievcd American isolationism quite dead and that our participation in a common defense was assured no matter where our soldiers were stationed, its slatemcn undoubtedly would still look to us for military leadership. Europe has no lack of manpower-to pour into defense units. But Britain, France, Italy and the smaller nations no longer have the economic and financial resources to support huge land armies in the field. They are all hard put to keep on their feet without such expenditures. The very limited goal of 3G Atlantic Pact divisions by 195S will be difficult lo attain. With Europe clearly looking lo the U. >S. for the economic sinews needed to beef up its defense forces, it is perhaps only natural that it turn to us also for the leadership those units require. Whether we like it or not, the brutal facts of the postwar era has casi, this country as the leader of the free nations both in the diplomatic spere and in the realm of military defense It docs not scctn likely we shall be able to os- tnpe playing this role lo the hilt. once over lightly— By A. A. Fredrlckson Boon after Harry Truman foresook the sandy ftretches of Key West for the rare atmosphere of Capitol Hill last week, he railed together the pad-and-pencll gang and set the press up to a round of Pollyanna punch. This Is a witches brew concocted "of fermented Fair Deal roolosophy and fractional facts, topped off with a head of frothy politics and served with an Innocent look. The consumer must provide his own salt, with which each serving is best taken—a grain at a time. The press assembled before him, Mr. T. put on his rosieslrcolorcd glasses and proclaimed that the United States today is hfp-deep in prosperity. He modestly added that it was all his fault, with the obvious inference that thank-you notes could be made out in his name and dropped in any ballot box in 1952. Another inference about as well-sidden as a politician on election eve was that prosperity has been dragged around that much-discussed corner because Mr. T. personally engineered the job. This Inference also can be translated to 'read that if we want more of the same. Just stick with Good Ole Harry and his welfare programs. We can have prosperity by the carload, with two surplus eggs in every skillet, two mortgages in every pot and a tax collector in every closet. ' We can have "free" medical care, "low-cost" housing, "cheap" public power, increased social security pensions for everyone from bank presidents to bookies, "low" lood prices and "high" farm Incomes under the Brannan Plan. It's all available In a "package deal." Like block booking of movies only without any first- run shows. The price tog is the big joker In the deal. In addition to spending money that Isn't there, big government has a way of dipping deeply into the taxpayer's pocket and removing lining and all. A» it's been pointed out time after time, there's nothing free in a welfare state except the spending. This something for nothing business is akin to taking a long belt at the bottle lo cure a 1 hangover—it just postjiones the final agony. Now I certainly don't want to shatter Cousin Harry's dream that we've got prosperity. But it's a dream, and the nightmare sequence that he's carefully leaving unmentioned is straight out of 'an opium den. It includes a few little items'such us a $2 25,000,000,000-pins public debt that's growing like a fat woman on a whipped cream diet, a current budget deficit of nearly 16,000.000,000 and an unemployment figure crowd- Ing the 5,000,000 mark. , There is a delightful abundance ol dollars In circulation today, and this must be Cousin Harry's sole claim to good times, incidental, I guess, if the fact they are"-:-being pumped out in an unending stream by'iTspendthrift government and are actually worth about 58 cents each. We've got the biggest government the U. S. has ever had. It has spent and is spending more money than any we've ever had. We've got more bureaus, more federal workers (about two million), more duplication of (unctions, more red tape, more Inefficiency, more (and higher)-taxes, more porkbarrel politics, more government control and more wacky plans to wet-nurse us all Irom Infancy to senility than ever before. If this is prosperity, then you can have it. I'm going to look around s few more comers for the real thing. As prosperity, what we've got now is phony as an eight-dollar bill. It's like the prosperity I enjoyed as a kid. On » dime-a-week allowance I had what I considered prosperity. I wanted for nothing. 1 had a Ihree meals a day, clothes on my back and doctor bills didn't cost me a cent. I had security. But I wasn't a free agent; my actions were controlled by those who supported me. This is a fine system anil one of long-stand ing when it comes to raising children. But it's a helluva condition for better than a million adults to (ind themselves in. THE REAL McCOY— Courtesy of James Nebhut, Ark-Mo's chief huckster. I offer this saci example of what some people still think U just a big joke: "Here Is what our government wrote to a farmer who wanted to raise his wheat allotment to 21 acres from the 13 acres assigned him: T. E. Milliman Sept. 1, ig« Churchville, New York Dear Wheat Grower: V'ou have expressed a desire In writing for a reconsideration of your wheat allotment for 1950. The County Agricultural Conservation committee has set. aside Tuesday, September 6, from I lo 5 o'clock p.m. to hear each farmer individually state his reason for wanting his allotment Increased. You will be' given five minutes to tell why your allotment is not satisfactory. Stop at our office at 112 Federal Building for your number In line. Failure to appear 81 this hearing may be considered a waiver of your right in connection with such appeal. Yours Sincerely, Arthur G. Odoll Oo-Ass't. in Cons." Eagle Over the Baltic Communists Teach Atheism to Youth By IleWitl MacKeniie AF Foreign Affairs Analyst Religious discussions are tricky ground for those of use not schooled In theology, but even a layman ducts meat for comment In the English clergyman's claim that the Peter Edson's Washington Column — J World- Wide Union O To Halt Spread of Communism rgamzes may fast, may EDSON against the munism. vation is translated to mean that the peoples of these countries must have more freedom. All vestiges of the old colonial oppresion are to be thrown off. The people are to be given a higher standard of living. Freedom and a higher standard of WASHINGTON (NEA)— Oriental, The general formula for this sal- traders and businessmen arc in for a big surprise and a rude awakening. From the Bosyhorus to Ball —all across the Middle East and Southeast Asia—they are about to come up against a world-wide trade union organizing movement. The blow not come The punch t e I egniphcd ahead for several years before it lands. But when it hits, the result is apt to be loud icieams of anguish western European and American democracies for allowing this to happen. What this amounts to is that something like the American New Deal or the social reforms that about to be transplanted into the preceded it in western Europe is „„!.„„,:„ Middle East and South Asian coun- t collcctm « • some living arc being sold, offered something far better than communism. Haniln-riling on the Wall The realization that the higher t standard of. living of western civilization has been won only after years of industrial revolution, collective bargaining, personal' sacrifice, high taxes and governmental reform may not have registered on the Oriental mind. But there are signs at hand, if anyone will take the trouble' to read them: 1. The sharp note which U. S. Ambassador Henry P. Grady recently hnnded to the GreeK government bluntly low the Greeks to hold local elections, put their fi- house In order and start else. The nancial trics. They are principally Greece, Turkey, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bur- tun, Thailand, Malaya, Viet Nam and Indonesia. The western powers want to see them democratized as a bulwark against advancing corn- else was a threat to stop U. S. Marshall plans to build new power plants for raising the living standards of the Greek people. 2. From India come reports that native businessmen and the families of great hereditary wealth are alarmed by the social reforms of the new Indian government. This government is trying desperately to raise living standards for India 1 wretched hundred millions. Indians with money are refusing to invest their private funds in new enterprises which India needs to cievelo; her own economy. They do consider conditions safe. The may have a familiar ring. 3. In Washington. J. H. Olden. ~ ------- I me u.iuiv^ wiiu imvt; uecu broeck or The Netherlands, secre- n i so (rom tnose wno wer( tary general of the new Intcrna- New babies must not be tional Confederation of Free Trade Unions, meets with top officials of APL and CIO. It Is announced that ICFTU will soon send a four-man mirsion to Southeast Asia for two months to study trade union conditions. This mission will make plans for setting up a "trade union college" to teach collective bargaining in that part of the world. In the fall a similar mission will be sent to the Middle East. Next fall there will be a labor union mission to Africa. Trade Union Sight-Seeing Tour F'lamicfl Ultimately there are plans to Th. DOCTOR SAYS At Intervals during recent years there have been serious outbreaks of a highly fatal diarrhea In new- torn Infants which has caused ^ troule to the nurseries of ma- :ernity hospitals. Attempts to find he cayse have not been particularly successful. The probabilities are that epidemic diarrhea of Infants is due X) a virus which has not yet been isolated and which Is too small to see by ordinary means, 'although germs are a possibility. As a rule the Infant who is stricken appears to be healthy and thriving; suddenly the child becomes drowsy and If awakened makes a short weak cry. The temperature is not unusually high, generally below 100. At about the same time or wlth- n a few hours, the baby begins lo have loose, watery, yellowish bowel movements, without any obvious mucus, blood or pus. These watery movements come' more and more frequently. Especially alarming Is the loss of weight In these small infants, which may be as much as a pound within the first day. (This is sometimes one-sixth of the total weight.) After a short time the baby no longer looks healthy but shows signs of having Insufficient fluid In the sysfem and may look very ill indeed. In severe cases a haby may die from this disease within a day or two. In most cases the disease last 1 ! about a week: only about half recover. Children over four weeks old and grown-ups do not seem to catch It Infants who have gone home after exposure can develop the conditior at h ome. Once a case develops in a nursery, it spreads rapidly to the infants in adjoining bassinets. Mos of those who are likely to catch the disease do so from two to six days after exposure. Isolate Victims When epidemic diarrhea break, out in a hospital nursery, preveiv live measures have to be begun a once. The babies who are well, bui in the nursery at the time, alsi have to be isolated and observet closely for any signs of the disease Visitors, of course, must be excluded during such periods not only from the babies who have become ill bu exposed . admittei to the nursery. Treatment has been disappoint ing. No definite cure has been dis covered and so far the most impor tant measure seems to be to givi. the infant feedings of mothers' mill if at all possible. There Is a possl bility that chloromycetin or aureo mycin may prove helpful. ,1 bring native trade union from these countries to leaders western Europe and the United States, to see how labor organizations are urn and what they accomplish in this Sec KDSON on I'agc 10 IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) _ Hop aboard for a tour of the Hollywood sound singes and try not to blink. Under the new speed-up production system In movietown, an overactive eyelid may blot out Clark Gable bussing his newest leading lady. Yvonne de Carlo reclining on an oriental bed is the big attraction on UI's "The Desert Hawk" set. The script calls it Yvonne's nuptial couch, but It's big enough far a farmer to .set out a crop of potatoes. The scene calls for Yvonne to stretch, yawn and look at the empty pillow next to her own. She turns to director Frederick de Cordova and asks: "Isn't this exactly liki* Vivien Leigh's wnke-up scene In 'Gone With Ihc Wind? 1 " Freddie admits it is. "Saddle Tramp." an outdoor saga that brings high-pocketed Joel McCrea and low pocketed Wanda Hcn- drix together as n co-starring tram, is also shooting on the same lot. Director Hugo who was born in Argentina. Isn't letting his first assignment to R western throw him. "After all," he grins. "T "When we first rehearsed the scene, .Inc McDonald, our cameraman, got under Dm shcel. It might have broken us .ill up. hut the goof sUrlcd giggling too soon." Vic and Ann arc a co-starring natural, I'm told, because they like horseplay. When vie decided to change his shirt, I saw him bare his manly chest to Ann and heard I VVpnt her screech. "Oh, no!" I mr EOK whispers, "Her mind is a mile away. She's thinking about what she's going to feed Geary tonight." JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald -lacoTiy Written for NEA Service read about Buffalo Bill during my boyhood." He wraps up a plsiol-firinjr scour as speedily sis a demonstrator of prc-mixnl Hour turns out a r.ike. then orders the cameras trainrfl on Wamla anil three tow-hcmlcd In a waiton. boys The moppets start jockcyiui; for the best camera position anci a kindergarten slug-test is on. Kids in Hollywood battle for close-ups like most kids battle for cnnciy. Clowning Aromul Ann Sheridan's return to Fox lor her first movie since "I Was a Mule War Bride" is the big buzz-buzz on the "Stclln" sot. This is the picture that brought Susan Haywnni's suspension when she turned down the role. , Vic Mature as an insurance claims adjuster walks into an un- derlnking parlor with Ann. David Wayne, Frank Fontaine and Chill Wills. The morgue sheet is lifted and Ann rolls her eyes in horror. But the cadaver lhat she sees is an ordinary dcparitncnt slore dummy. Later Ann giggled: "A mad. mad company," Ann happily informed me. t • « Eve Arden big-sisters Doris Day in "Tea for Two." She was cheering her up about something. Eve has lost count on how many movie queens she has cheered up in pictures. "When they throw Shirley Temple at me," vows Eve, "I'm going to quit." Eve was munching on a pine nut. "Everybody at the studio is eating them." she said. "It's a disease. I'm soins; to break every tooth in my head if I don't stop. Mark my words, this picture is going to have B crackling sound track." First Try Marshall Thompson Is holding Andrea King. Virginia Field and several other actors as hostages in a borroom scene in "The Violent Hour." As the prisoners plead with him. Thompson gazes at the bar's television set and watches the movements o( the, police outside. The picture is the first directorial stint for Gerald Mayer, nephew of Louis B. Mayer. He says: "I'm a veteran now. When I .sl.-ulccl, T hart the same fr.cling of panic that I had wlmi I went overseas during the war. Hut Ihe minute I hil the gangplank, 1 was okay." An old-fashioned .straw fan thiU bears the legend. "Kissammee-Iii- Ihe Calsktlls" catches my eye on [he set of "The Tender Hours" at M-G-M. The movie is Jane Powell's since her marriage, to Geary Steticn and her fellow actors arc smiling over the dialog which establishes her as a If-year-old '.vho isn't allowed to date the bovs. Director Roy Rowland halts ihc shooting for a minute and Jane bcKins to hum absent-mindedly. "Look at her," Andre Prcvin Invites Doubling One of the favorite mistakes of the average bridge player is to overcall on a hand that is weak in playing strength. When the opponents arc on their toes, such overcalls often lead to disaster. For example, sec what happened to poor the second heart trick with th king and led a third heart for hi partner to ruff. East shifted to the queen of club, and South took the ace and return ed the suit. Since it was clear tha South was hoping to ruff a club East decided to thwart him by lead ing a trump. South finessed the ten of trump: losing to West's jack. West led hi remaining spade, allowing East t take two more tricks in that sui i On the third round of spades Wes discarded his king of clubs. Nov East could safely lead another club allowing West to over-rvff declare West got out of his hand safel with a heart and later made h remaining high trump. Altogethe the defenders won ten tricks, an South had to pay a penalty of HO points! It Is Interesting to speculate what would have happened South had passed instead of over calling. East and West had a gam but the chances are that the wouldn't have bid it. In any evei they worldn't have come close scoring MOO points. Ten Commandments shouldn't b* hown to children because th« oungsters might get the wrong 'ea about God. The vicar presumably meant th« onunandments shouldn't be shown ithout adequate explanation. Anyay this matter cropped up in an -nglish town at an education com- ilttee meeting which considered a roposal to post the commandme. a school to combat a "dec! moral standards" among tl hlldren. Clergyman Objected The clergyman objected that this ould be misleading, and cited that te second commandment speaks of "Jealous God" who visits fathers' ns upon their children. He said no decent father would do such thing." b Well, well, how things have hanged since we were young. They •eren't afraid in those days that 'e would misunderstand the lan- ;uage of the commandments. How- .'er. maybe I'm being old-fashloued gain. I have some young folks at ome who sometimes have to re- ind me: "But dady, things aren't the same ow as when you were a boy." Anyway the school committee re- ectedi the proposal, and we can pplaud that decision, though not the reason given. At this dls- ance the idea of displaying the ommandmenU like political posters iems very far-fetched. Surely there re better ways of dealing with such difficulty. However, the objection that the hildrett would misunderstand the Commandments certainly gives rise o the query of whether present day oungsters—be they in Britain or in America — are attending religious lasses in connection with their ilaces of worship, or wherever re- gious Instruction is given. It hocking that children who a nough to be involved In a "decline n moral standards" shouldn't have he fundamental portions ot their bibles interpreted for them. So far as concerns that Second Commandment, the first biblical quotation I ever learned, at the age o( five, was "God is love." That was rue of most children then. It's time heir elders see that the children do get started. You probably are asking what religious education has to do with 'oreign affairs. Well, It has a nighty lot to do with foreign af- T airs. The Communists themselves recognize religion (any type of rellg- t>n) as one of the greatest dangers they face In their drive to Communize the world. They are fight- ng it tooth and nail. Just as Hitler fought it before them. They recognize that .Communism and religion are incompatible. Cet 'Em Youny Because they do regard religion as so dangerous to their cause, the Communists have developed a ^k^:al technique in dealing witlF7it. They concentrate on the young folks, on the basis that the youthful mind is more easily'molded. Thus we see that in all the Satellite nations the new generation is being reared in Atheism. That -s one of Bolshevisms main assets. This Red attention to youth Is one of the things which the Democracies can copy with profit. Catch 'em young—very young! 4963 IMS * A 10 9 + AK985 Rubber—Both vul. South w«i North 1* IV 2» 3 • Pass 3 N. T. Opening—V 2 East Pass Pass 18 South In today's hand: South's hand would have been worth an opening bid if he had been the dealer. Huwtver, it was not worth an ovcrcall of two diamonds when the bidding was opened by the opponents. When South did ovcrcall. West made a fine decision and doubled His hand was no great bargain in support of his partner's spades, but it was worth at least four tricks against a diamond contract. West opened the ten of spades, dummy covered with the jack, and East won with the queen. East promptly laid down' the nee of hearts and continued with the suit on noting his partner's enthusiastic signal of the eight. West won 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. John C. McHaney, former president of the woman's Miv*m- ary society of the First Christian church, was given a surprise luncheon Monday by other council members in her home. In the true "surprise" fashion Mrs. McHaney knew nothing of the affair until she returned [rom a ride. After lunch, served at ttfDles prettily decorated with spring blossoms, there were games. Lieut, and Mrs. Dick McCool and baby, of San Diego, Calif., are the guests of Mr. McCool's mother, Mrs. Edith McCool. at her home with Dr. F. A. Robinson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Bilbo Gilbert have as their guest Mrs. Gilbert's twin sister. Miss Emma Berry of arkana. Baritone HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted singer, Earl 3 Small island 4 Equipment 5 Woody plant 6 Salts 7 Alleged force 8 Number 9 Once mpre 11 Hops* kilns 9 Got up 10 He is a- baritone ISFo'dof a coat I2 Weapons (-oUgr 14 Promissory 15 Short sleep note (ab.) 3Hnformal talk {7 Operated ISType of tuel 32 Set anew ifls»>a oaelei 23 Malarial fever 34 Type ot auto 19 Compass poimV" Stare^open - 35 Relain 20 Tone E ^ ™ ut . ne< " y (music) 25 Misplaced 21 Symbol for 26 Operatic solo tantalum 22 Protuberance 25 Ultimate 27 Georgia (ab.) 28 Either 29 Preposition 30Yes(Sp.) 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