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PAGE MX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1951 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COCKIER hTEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol« National Adrertlslng Representatives: Wallac* WItmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlinU, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office &t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1»17. Member of. The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevilte or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $5.00 p«r year, »2.50 for six months. I1.2S for three months; by mall outside 60 mtle zone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations So shall thy poverty come as on* that travel- kth; mnd thy want M an armed man.—Proverbs 24:34. * * * The real wanU of nature are the measure of enjoyments, as the foot Is the measure of the shoe. We can call only the want of what is necessary poverty.^St, Clement. Barbs It's easier to get a boy to go to bed now that vacation is over. Just tell him he has to do some homework. * * * There ar« stUI some women who would rather tell their »r* than «t It. , * * * Nature may have the best air-cooling system, but It'll be nothing to blow about during October. « • • • A fire Inlwniplfd in Ohio wedding bill It went out Wonder how soon (he groan will be wanting to do the Mme. * * * Eighteen Inches were grafted on a Wyoming boy's side. The first graft news we've heard on the bright side. Truman Argues Security Bur Fa ils to Make Firm Case Back in 1945, there were many tales of President Truman's unpracticed behavior in press conferences. But he was new to the White House then, and .sympathy for him was general. In 1951 it is difficult to find'excuse for the kind of performance he put on recently when the government's news- security ruling was under renewed discussion. He cited to newsmen R survey which declared that newspapers and mag.i7.ines have published 95 per cent of the government's secret information. This the president felt was adequate justifica- iton for the security order. But it was quickly established that the "secret" stories of which Mr. Truman complained had all been authorized for publication by government officials themselves. In other words, he appeared to be blaming the press for not exercising judgment that ought to have been used in the first instance by federal officials. Later, urged to give an example of the sort of information leak he was trying to prevent, the President referred to Fortune Magazine's use of maps showing location of America's atomic energy plants. This particular information was cleared for publication by no less an agency than the Atomic Energy Commission itself, generally reputed to be the tightest security outfit in Washington. The AEC is under strict statutory control on security and all other matters, and hence represents a special case. Being a defense agency, it undoubtedly would long since have been placed under careful security regulation were there not other safeguards in force. So on two different counts the AEC was the poorest possible illustration the President could have chosen. The new order has no bearing on it whatsoever. And on top of that, the AEC had approved the maps in question. Is Mr. Truman seriously asking the press to exert a voluntary censorship over information previously passed by his own officers? Not even in wartime was that burden imposed upon the press. And there seems no sound reason now why newsmen should be comptlled to substitute their judgment on security questions for the judgment that ought to be made by responsible authorities of government. Really vital information must he protected, .that goes without saying. Whether we have an effective system for protecting it is an unsettled point. And Mr. Truman's new security order, plus hi» highly confused defense of it, is a dupious contribution to a much-needed solution of that problem. The American people have a right to expect more logical and coherent argument from their President, even if his aids have to supply the reasoning. In this instance Mr. Truman has not made out the barest elements of his case. I ongress May Catch Up With the World Egypt is cancelling-treaties with Britain Uinl cover the stationing of British troops in the Suez Cannl Zone find the joint control exorcised hy the two countries over Anjjlo-Egyptiiin Sudan. This is hut a foretaste of what may he expected in Ihe Middle East as a result of Britain's defeat in Iran. Britain is the prime symbol of colonialism to the aroused nationalists of the Arab world, and the Iranian example has not been lost upon them. There is still an outside chance, of course, that something may be retrieved in Iran if genuine negotiations can once again he initiated. If that does not happen, it must be marked down as one of the West's great failures of 1951. Though (his crisis is current, it is too much to expect that Congress shall at this moment try to find out how the tragedy occurred. According to its present time-table of inquiry, Congress ought to gel around to Iran in perhaps 1953 or 195'1. Right now it's busy with the years 1933 to 1949. Views of Others 3ishop Moore's Words Ought to Be Heeded Those isolationists who ctmlinue to insist that there is no Justification lor United States Rid to free countries abroad would do well to-heed the timely warning of Bishop Arthur J. Moore, president of the Methodist Council ol Bishops- Bishop Moore, who has Just returned Irom leading a group of ministers and laymen on ft tour of Europe, is convinced, that the European Recovery Program has saved Western Europe from collBp.se. "We can't," he observed, "have a sick Europe and a well America." The United Slates is carrj'ing: th« burden now, brrausfe It Is the only free nation in an economic position to do so. In Biship Moore's opinion, "If we quit, hope!e5.sness will overrun the world." The prbofcm ahead Is that of how gradually to reduce this nation's assistance abroad 60 that our allies overseas may. resume their share of the loncj—In the distinguished bishop's words, "How to be the Good Samaritan without the man In the ditch winding up hating him." A strong Western Europe is a major defense against aggression for America- Those who fail to realize this are chiefly those who have attempted to view conditions abroad from their own swivel chairs. Those who have observed, first-hand, conditions In Jree Europe have been almost united in the opinion that it U essential that we continue to help bolster the economies of our allies and aid them in preparing their defenses until they become strong enough to do the whole job themselves. The price of freedom Is never cheap, but the alternative is unthinkable. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Centralizing Medicine There is this constant, theoretical conflict in federal administration: If you over-centralizfl you enhance the danger of tyranny; If you over- decentralize, you lose efficiency. A committee representing the nation's doctors—R group affiliated with the Hoover Commission—recommends that Congress unify all federal medical services in a single department of health, "with central control of the building, operation an dsupply of the government's medical facilities." Presumably, private medicine h.is given thought to what this could mean. In a few years, with more veterans and their dependants getting government medical care, half the nation's population \vili be federally subsidized as to medicine. Should such a vast propram be In charge of one department with one head? Perharxs physicians feel that federal medicine Is going to increase. anyway, and that It should be as economical as possible. It is a reasonable deduction, though the goal ought to be less federal Intrusion. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Look Out Below! 4VAUNCHB/ Peter Edson'i Washington Column — Move to Boost Europe's Arms Production Is Tough Assignment WASHINGTON (NEA) — Trying ta get more arms production out of Europe to support General Eisenhower's army is proving to be one or thp toughest assignments Arne r i c a n officials ever tackled. Up to now, the general theme song has been that if the Rus- siaas ever overran western Europe anri got hold _ ol its production, Peter Edson u wm]ld be jv]>st too bad for the United States. Today this western European production is allied with the American effort. But It is ft major effort, involving the best production brains of 12 countries in the North Atlan- Ca n't Be Wea ke n e rt Against Inner Pr«sur« There is little doubt now once over tightly- By A. A. Frtdrkkson Culling the clippings- Quote rrom Dr. Hudson Jost of .Icinphis, on the topic of whipping children: "You wouldn't take a hammer to a television set that oesn'l work, .so why beat up a child th?t is much more delicately adjusted?" No mortgage on the kid, Doc. Probing for any subversive In- The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN', M. D. I .was called to task recently by lady who wrote, "Why do you rlehten us all tile time about so iiany diseases? Every time I read bout .some disease I have never leard of before, I think I have it." This letter causes me great con- em, since I certainly do not want o frighten anyone unnecessarily. Such an experience is by no means uncommon; one famous scientist aid that whiie he was studying nedicine, he thought he had everything he studied except house- naid's knee. A person such as his correspondent, 'who has too ;f>od an imagination, and is inclined to worry, would be better off to leave this column alone. The number of diseases or a«ci- dents that could afflict us is almost unlimited, but it is worth re- nembering that most of the time the majority of us stay healthy. Even when we do suffer from disease or accident, the powers of nature, with an assist from medicine, usually result in complete recovery. In other words, most of us are healthy a lot more than we are sick. One of the things which helps a great deal in keeping healthy is that most of us have a lot of natural resistance to disease and even when we are exposed, do not become ill. During the course of many millions of years on this earth, the people who have survived have luences on u. S. policies in the Par East, the Senate internal secur- t3' subcommittee thus week began checking back into Henry Wallace's 19« mission to China. When you get back to Harding's administration, Senators, let me know; that's where I came in. In reriudiating Sen. Clinton Anderson's letter reminrjinp, prospective donors that contributions to a Truman memorial library would be tax deductible, Harry authorized this direct quotation: I didn't know anything about the letter, and if 1 had known about it I would have stopped it from, being sent," By an order from the Bureau of Sloppy Syntax? News itemi WASHINGTON—Automobile dealers want government permission to charge passenger car buyers a "preparation charge" of five per cent of the car's price or $150, whichever is less." Whew! For a minute there. I thought they wanted to raise ear prices. * * * A 22-year-old prisoner in the Cralghead County Jail in Jones- noro has advertised for a bride who will pay his court costs in an impending burglary trial. Feels he can handle matrimony since he can that more arms production can be forced out of Europe. But kf, in getting this additional rearmament to the potential assets. But then come the liabilities. Doesn't Produce Enough Steel For Own Use Italy's total steel production is only two and a half million tons a developed great power to resist or throw off many of the disease germs an-i other conditions which would otherwise wipe human beings from the face of the earth. Also, most of us have good luck in combat Oommuni.it ngere.ssion from j year. This is about one week's pro- "'Oiding accidents and illness. without, the European civilian j auction in the U. S- Italian steel economy is so weakened that it is I production is being stepped up to unable to resist Communist politi-' cat pressure from within, there will be no gain. If the whole U. S. productive capacity is given a value of one, the total of European production would be less than one-half. On this same scale. British production would be given a value of one-quarter, Pranch about one-tenth, Italy one-twentieth and the rest of Europe another one-twentieth. On this scale, however, it has not been found practical to assign to. tic Treaty Organization, to get the say Italy, the job of producing one- two continents coordinated. If the Russians should take over western Europe &nd if they -should have much trouble as IT. S. of- ficlals are now experiencing in getting it organized, the smart thing would be to let them have It. I*. would be more of a liability than an asset. The difference, of course, is that if Russia overran western Europe, it would u.=e its productive capacity to bolster the Russian military might, without regard to the European economy, By contrast, the NATO effort is directed at improving the European economy while at the same time getting more twentieth of what's needed to rearm western Europe. Italy of fens a good example because its Prime Minister Alcide ric Gasperi has been in Washington trying to get more. American arms aid. And one of the specified items in the official com- munique issued just before de Gasperi's departure called for efforts to place more defence production orders in Italy. American studies of the Italian economy indicate there are a million and a half unemployed workers, with another million underemployed. Italian shipyards, EV\Ito- mobile plants and ball bearing works are running at only one-quarter of arms production. In other words, capacity. Furthermore, Italy has ;ui let Europe have both guns and the little butler they now enjoy. This is the unrterlying problem which confronts the new, so-caHcd "12 apostles." This is the new production executive committee created nt Ottawa. Avnrell Harriman will be the principal U. S. reprr.sen- lalive. electronics industry that could be greatly developed. In all these industries, with all this unused productive capacity and with all the surplus manpower available—much ol it hiehly skilled —it should be possible to get another SI billion worth of defense production out of Italy. The.se are three million tons a year. But even so, it isn't enough to supply Italian industry. Because of coal r.nd ore short- apes,' what Italian steel • there is costs more than American, British or other European steel. And because none of these foreign sources has enough steel for ils own uses, the first big problem is finding more for Italy. On top of this there is a tough internal economic problem which Italy has not yet solved. There is heavy inflation, caused principally by insufficient food for the overpopulation. Italy has always had to import' wheat, its basic food, To earn enough money to buy more foreign, wheat, Italy must incren.se its ex-! ports. The problem boils down to' one of increasing manufactures for export while at the same time Increasing arms output. The same kind of a story Is being told for almost every country of western Europe, with, minor variations. Britain's steel production is down because Germany has embargoed exports of scrap. Germany's own steel production can't be drawn on for defense production because of international politics considerations. NATO defense production officials have met one frustration after another in trying to increase European arms production. But thcj aren't ready to give up yet. They still think it can be done, to bnnst Europe's own defense effort several times by 1954. A brick falling from a roof or an automobile out of control have a great many places to go besides hitting us. Good fortune Is not always present, but if it were not for this, the hospitals would be even more crowded than they are now. Also, besides the natural resistance and good luck on which we must all count, modern sanitary methods, public health activities, ireventive measures have done much to cut down on the dangers to health. Too much worry about the chances of becoming ill or suffer- in? an accident must be avoided Those K-ho worry constantly are really suffering from a mental condition which is usually called a neurosis. This in Itself is a kind of disease, but the average person can fight il off without too much difficulty. It is best to use intelligent precautions In living and then cease worrying. spades. This left Becker in position to lead the four of spades through West, No matter what West played dummy could win a finesse and draw the last trump. If South had carelessly ruffed a club with a low trump, he would hive thi eight or nine left at this point, am would win the third round o trumps in his own hand instead o in dummy. After drawing trumps, Becke could cash the king of clubs art the established jack of clubs. Th ace of ^diamonds then took th IN HOLLYWOOD BT EKSKINF. JOHNSON NTA Staff Correspondent Dire i^ the mo?l ridiculous fume of them all. A man shouldn't even plzy cttrp with his mother. — F'vt. Tiirt Mulroy, Camp Auerbnry, Ind , Army instructor ui ianti>_ gambling. * * * I'r'j.'u sharing increases the productivity ol workors because when there i? profit sharing the ao:kor realizes that he will share. In the in- crc.ised profits resulting from hip inei eased pro- rjucticn.— \Villhm Locb, newspaper HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Guys* and Dolls: Shapely Marilyn Man- , roe Is bitms into her first dramatic ] role in "Clash by Night." but she's not- givinc up the cheesecake that zoomed her into stardom. Even If "Madame X" is next on the liM for blonde Marilyn, she'll still po.-e in bathine suits. "I don't mind cheesecake as Ion? as it's honest." she winked. "There's honest cheesecake and 'dishonrsi cheesecake, if you know what I mean. "I was rtoins honest cheesecake as a model Ions before I stepped on a sound stase. I kept yearnlne for iho cover of the Ladies Home Journal, but I never cot past the covers oT men's macazines " They've ulpcd thp leer off Steve Cochran's fare at Warners and he's all bul sprouted an&et vvlncs In liis fiisl henrt-of-eolrl role in "The I.ion and the Horse.' An experiment to test public reaction to Steve as Mr. Wholesome? "This studio doesn't gamble th.i? way," whooprd Steve. "They Iir.<t put me in a small part In '.Tim Thorpe' to find out if I'd be acceptable to the public in a sympathetic part." He's not sure about the sw;^ )i that cives him nine->ear-old Sherry JackF-on as a leading lady and a horse as love interest. ''1 can't wait to eet back to b"::u: a nasty, filthy heavy," muttcii'ti Steve. ANOTHER AMBEH? 75 Years Ago In BtytheYille — operate a bulldozer, he says. A relatively simple .job by comparison, son. • • * Defense Production Adminlstra- or Manly Pleischmann. in ordering cut in metals for civilian goods: It is our belief -that it is preferable o permit all manufacturers ... to perate at low levels rather than o put some of them out of business ntirely ..." Darned white of you fellas ... ' Quote from John Reihman o! •litvraukee, on being nabbed as a ligamist: "This is one of thosa hings you get involved in before 'Oil know what Is happening." A man just can't keep track of EVERYTHING these days. • • • To save scarce materials. Sen. Pulbright of Arkansas thinks that uto makers could get two cars out of the materials used now for one. A couple of motorcycles, anyway. ' * ' 1 News item: CORNING, N. Y. — 1 Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer said in a speech that ha could see no depression for "at least the next year or two." Make it two. and you may be able to hang the rap on the Republicans again. • • ~ » Harry Truman speaking: "Let a man go into a night club and throw away MO or $50 and think nothing of it. but let him get a tax bill for $30 and hear him scream." Matter of value received. Harry; I'd personally rather blow my dough on a third-rate floor show than cough it up for Pinnegan's Follies with ils Ail-Star Cast of Internal Revenue Bureau Chiselers. Power Politics Dept., Hung Jury ' Division— LITTLE ROCK. O;t. 10. (;F) — There is a critical shortage of electrical power in Arkansas, says the State Public Service Commission, i WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. (/P, — There is sufficient electrical power available in Arkansas to operate several additional aluminum pot lines, says Rep. Ncrrel CD-Ark). To which Ark-Ma's James Nebhut, in a note attached to these side-by-side items, replies: "There AIN'T no power shortage in Arkansas. "There may be a shortage of good roads, good schools, gcod politicians and good whiskey, but there twelfth trick for a well-earned slam. AINT no power shortage. • •••' • plaver rr.icht cad the kins e r,UM,uv, o the Assembly c.t God 5 " ",« ,„ tf ^ "'^^^V^'^^rUnmip and then West would Mu-s Lois Davis will leave the last ol Ocsober for missionary work in ;ru- mountain* of Kentucky under the n Ch lor of Mr, ana Mrs. Tom Davis, iTceived her education in the Bly- thrviUe schools and for six and aj hair years she has brcn employed in the szrupniT office ol the Arkansas Missouri Power Company. Msss Davis -Aill live in a lot: cabin TA'Uh °HP or l\vo other girls, who will shr.te their dwelling and provide their nv, P. equip me nt. Their work u'ill T.Tke *hr;u into remote sections nf the Kr.iMrky mount a ins. Miss t"),ivis pl.ins to use this firld to ob- ;iin oxprrirnre before she coes to fnrrisn field? nfter two years of home nusson work. exerclss in forethought and sheer technique. West opened the ten of hc-tU't.^ and Becker naturally took the j finesse. It lost to East's kinc. and the heari return took out dummy's ace. Declarer now had his first chance to m.iXe a <MrelF.=s mistake. A hn.ety player ir.itrht IracJ the king of of P anrt then West would be sure of a trump trick. Becker began the trumps by leading low to his ace- Only a 4-0 .split Producer An*w»r to Previous Puzzle WTST Th« (ate of Indo-China will be the determining factor In the dosHny of nrnthenst Asia, of all Asia ?.nd ultimately of the entire world.— Gen. Jean ne Lattre de Tassijny, French high com- nU5sloner In Indo-Chlni. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE WriKon fnr NKA Service n\ osxvAi.n J.UOHY Planning Can Help Win Bridge Games My !r:rnd B. j. Becker is npinion. r'ne m^>t careful pluer in ihe world. He combines ;ieat .-x-,11 anri shrewdness with in nly b-.idee V 10985 •+S43 North 1 + Pass NORTH (D) 16 AKQ15 V AQ » K6 + KJ752 EAST A None »K J742 • Q 10 7 3 A Q 1096 SOUTH * A 9 8 4 2 ¥63 4 A9S52 + A N.-S. vul. Elsl South Pass 1 * Pass 6 4 Pass West Pass Pass Opening lead—V 10 .'i»blp. Since he ill be playing in the Metropolitan Xow il's Hollywood's turn to sell Toiirnamem in \e\v York the last. Vmtorlcfll movies with a shaprly i weekend of October, I can u am you heroine in a way down-south neck- risht now rf you play aiainM Beck- line. <T. don't count on him to make too Walt vmtil book publishers tor a nMm r.n'olr^ ni:rtakC5 load of corneous Rhonda FlciiUr.g Broker played the South cards tM BOLLYWOOD •• ft** It i of the hand shovra today. If i quit* was a threat. If East had four trumps, nothinz could be done ........... , ...... v.. about it. If West had four trumps and the cotnbina- it wns vital to keep both of dum- ' my's honors to kill West's honors. After taking the ace of trumps. Becker cashed tht are of clubs. Next he led tht deuce of trumps. West put up thf ten. and dummy won with the cjiipen. Now dummy was in position to return n 1 club for a ruff. And Becker care- fuUy rutted with t HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted producer, „ — Keighley 2 Hosieries 8 He produces 3 Lieutenants Plays / h ) 13 Agreement , i '. ., , 14 Supine * French article 15 Abstract being 5TothelnlI<I « 16 Absolute 18 Damp 19 Doctor o( Science (ab.) 20 Diamond- cutter's cup 21 Corded or ribbed fabric 23 Thus 24 Dutch (ab.> 2 5 Red Cross Cab.) 27 Asseverate VERTICAL 1 Obnoxious plant 6 Over 7 Encountered 8 Irritate (co)!.) » Article 10 Morning moisture 11 Angeri 12 Masculine • appellation 17 Measure of area 20 Continuance in time the eight of 20 Black Earth city 32 Plateau . 33 Challenge 34 Allowance (or waste 35 Distinct part 36 Hindu Karmenl 37 Coin 38 Preposition . 39 Electrical unit 40 Exclamation of satisfaction 42 Grab 45 Distant 47 Thoroughfare (ab.) 49 Legal point '51 Drive oft 53 Follower 54 Fragrant oteoresin 55 Made into law 58 Rate o( motion it Help* 22 He is a 41 Assist ol radio plays 43 Dry 24 Arid region 44 Exist 26 Lifting devices 45 Moors 27 Danish 46 Exclamation counlies 47 Lei it stand 28 Timber tree 48 Scatters / 30 "Emerald Isle" 50 Observe 31 Native of 52 Vegetable \ Latvia 53 Belongs to it i to War god of 55 Pronoun Greece 57 101 (Roman)

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