The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1950 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, December 1, 1950
Page 8
Start Free Trial

r PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY,' DECEMBER 1, 1959 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUKriSR NEWS •era COUJUER cxws oa E. W. HAJNIB. rublkbu •AJUir 4 HA1NM, i* «"•'»"* PubUih«r A. i. PKEDRICKSOM. Editor D. HOUAK. Adwtkint aUmfff Adfcttliint MprMCDUUTw: t Wltmw Co, New York. Chkuo. Detroit. Butand m* Meoad ela*a matter »» tha poat- •fHe* »k Birth** Ill*, Axkuiu, under tct o! Con- ptv, October ». 1»17. , Uamber et Tb* AwccUUd Prew SUBSCRIPTION BATES: BT e»rrier to tha city ol BljtheTilla » an» •usurbu town »h*r» carrier aer»lca \t main- t*in*d. *S« per week. By mail within a redJua of M mllM WOO p«r •Mr UM tor »ll montha, 11.25 tot three montha: b; null outtide M) mil* *on«, 113.60 per rev paytbl* to a*r*J«*. Jj Meditations Bat tf the Spirit <* him thai raited up J«HH from the dead dwell In you, he that, railed n» Chrfct from the dead jhaJl aliq quicken your mortal bodJet by his Spirit that dwelleth In you.—Roman 8s 11. 1 : * « • There Is • sod within us, and we hive Intercourse with heaven. Th»t spirit comes from abodea on high. —Ovid. Barbs Natuie is often too consistent—never mak- Lng an egotist without giving him plenty ol tongue! * * * A Judie au»rat» that can be taken away iron •11 habitually earele»i driven. That would be aae way of cutting down traffic contention. * « * A check on autos In an Illinois town ihowed that one in every seven was faulty. A check on drivers might be more interesting. * * * The be>rr auectlon right now h to wear them «r mi In wear them. * * • Most girl* would prefer not to get Just candy aa a .Christmas present. It'* rapped a* a gift! mm b«lieve that an honorable «xt«nded period of relief from combat await* him. The rotation of individuals from tht firont line to less dangerous duty . , . offers the only practicable method of providing relief." ' This officer is talking sense. We all know that the niud-caked, water-soaked G. 1. is the backbone of the Army. If his welfare in the field is not made a prime goal, how can we expect him to do a consistently good job of lighting for us who are comfortably lodged at home ? From Here On, and How Far? Labor Learns a Lesson tt'» apparent from the recent CtO convention in Chicago that labor has shelved for at least the next two years any hope of repealing the Taft-Harlley law. The word now is I hat lop labor men will work with Congress to amend the act to get rid of features either deemed unworkable or touted by labor as hostile to its legitimate aims. Organized labor could IIKVB had a .sharply modified law a couple of years ago, but the, leaders preferred to strike a stubborn "all or nothing" altitude. This did nothing lo win them public sympathy and cosl them two years of operation under a perhaps markedly improved law. Slowly, reluctantly, labor may be learning some of the hard lessons of politics. One of those certainly is that you seldom get all you want when you want it. Views of Others Plight of Fighting Gl Surely Deserves Careful Attention We've learned that American, casualties in Korea, are unusually high - when measured against the total size - of our forces there. But most of us real>' ize that, given the number of our troops • at the outbreak of war, there's very little that could have been done about it. In other words, we just didn't have enough men under arms st any stage to provide adequate relief for U. S. soldiers fighting at the front. This isn't the place to go again into the reasons for that inadequacy. Presumably if we got into a major war with Russia or anybody else, we'd have more ample manpower for reserve use. Ever}' American ought certainly to hope, however, that when reserves are available they are employed with grcat- «r concern for the welfare and effectiveness of the individual fighting man than ,was shown in World War II. In the big war the U. S. had something like 100 divisions in being. Of thtse, 64 saw battle action. In case you may not have realized what happens to men who do the actual fighting, con• sider these figures from an instructor - at the Army Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth,,Kan. Eighteen of the 64 fighting divisions had greater total casualties than they had men in the beginning. Five suffered casualties of 176 per cent—they were in effect almost wiped out twice over. Infantry regiments, the units of the slogging'foot soldier who does the dirt- ' iest part of the fighting, lost two and a half times their original strength in manpower. Obviously not a very safe place to be in wartime. The figures indicate thai on the average half a division's strength was gone after 50 clays of combat. Give them 150 days in the front lines and they were down lo 18 per cent. After 300 days, nearly a year, only three out of every 100 soldiers in the original outfit was still fighting. In 85 to 100 days up front, infantry regiments will suffer total casualties equal lo Iheir starling strength. It wasn't unusual for infantry units in World War II to stay in action continuously for 120 days. There wasn't any effective plan for relieving the men who bore this tremendous load. Said an Army report, "Under present policy no man is removed from combat until he has become worthless. The Infantryman considers this a bitter injustice." :'. The command school instructor, Ll.' Cttl. U. P. Williams, believes combat infantrymen deserve frequent rest periods. He s»ys: "Important manpower savings • e*a bt whievcd only by having each Paying for Pensions It may seem wonderful when "the sovern- ment" pay« old age pensions or provides oilier benefits. And not everybody slops to ask where the government (els the money. Sometimes It , comes out o( general funds. We »11 pay, but in such > case the lact of payment is not made nikeriiy apparent. In many cases, however. » government,, after tome benefit lias been voted, levies a tax- maybe a tax largely paid by the beneficiaries— to meet the bill. There have been cases where » soldier bonus was paid for with a tax on beer or other articles the bonus recipients, along with others, use. fn one state veterans wryly said that they were going to have to pay their own bonus. It Is a good thing for old or disabled coal minerf to receive pensions, but the money conies from • virtual tax of 20 cents a ton of coal, paid lo John L. Lewis' union. Coal consumers thus p«y the penskmi That. U the system used in Cub* where Is seems about everybody is getting or Kill get pensions. Tlieie are taxes o( three cents » pound on yeast and ten cents a bag on wheat Hour to help pay pensions of bakery, cracker and macaroni factory workers; a lax of two anci * half cents a- bag on cement and fivt cents a hundredweight on steel reinforcing rods to help pay pensions to architects; a tax' on medicine for physicians' pensions; a tax on denial products for dentists' pensions; Uixcs on customs house clearance documents for pensions for customs workers; taxes on razor blades, toilet, articles, hatr cuts and other, services by barbers for pensions for barbers; stamp taxes on legal documents for lawyers' pensions, A bill was introduced to levy a tax on typewriters for a pension fund for stenographers. And this Is not all. Everybody wauls -a pension »nd everybody pays. So we need not be surprised that the many pension taxes have brought, a steady rise in Lhe cost of living. People can havs what they are willing U> pay for. But, they can't have anything without paying /or it, no matter how Indirect or concealed the tax may be. —ARKANSAS GAZE71TE Unsuspected Ability Present-day swimming teachers do not look »-Uh favor on the old-fashioned method of li\- slruclion which consisted of tossing a fellow into the creek and letting him paddle his way out. Cpl. Douglas G. Dykes, with the marines in Korea, learned in a rather grand-scale version of that method. Stranded on a Death behind enemy lines, the corporal was one of a group of nine men who decided to swim for their ship. 1.500 yards out, rather than risk capture. Dykes made it, though he had never swum • stroke before. Probibly more people could do the impossible If they didn't stop to think they couldn't. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Soy 'Speak Softly, Carry A Big Sticky Go Far* By DeWITT MaeKENZIE AP Forelin Afialn Analyrt The attitude of the gravely concerned western powers to«ud khe terribly dangerous Korean crisis seem* generally to follow the line of Teddy Roosevelt's famous version of an old adage:' "Speak soltly and carry a big stick; you will go fir." All the chancelleries have engaged In a ceuele&s search for a solution which might prevent the far eastern explosion from developing Into another world war. No breath of "appeasement" has been apparent but there has been i dll Peter fdjon's Washington.Co/umn— Enough Metals for All Needs Is Aim of New Defense Agency oyd. director of the U. S. Bureau Mines, is now devoling full lime his second Job ns Defense Min- rals Adminlstralor. In briet. his assignment is to get out the greatest possible supply ol ra\v mineral maleri- als — copper, lead, zinc, aluminum and 50 forth. This s u p p ly Peler Ectaon must be great nougli Ipr the national defense rogram and the civilian economy oo. The military of course gets riority. But this time an effort. ; being made, to keep civilian man- [acluring going at as near full lilt s possible. By Ihis procc.s-s, U is oped lo keep business activity at high enough level to pay the axes required to lool the bill for he defense program in cash. In ilher words, this Is a gims-and- lutter program, not guns-cr-butler :hoice. When a war comes along, the irst thing it does is create an unusual demand lor melals. Unior- unalcly, the supply ol melals can't be increased by opening a valve lo get greater flow. It may lake pros- iccling for ne\v ore veins, opening lew mines, building new refineries, developing new foreign sources of supply. This is a Ihree-to-five-ycar K>b, and there isn't thai much lime do It In. Must Imporl Many Vital The United States must import all of Ils lin, industrial diamonds, mica, quartz, manganese, cobalt and other rare metals .A third of America's copper supply must come from abroad. But in the present muddled state of world affairs, first consideration must be given to developing new sources of supply on the North American continent. Mr. Boyd's first job has been to prepare a balance sheet of requirements, supply, shortages. It hasn't been completed as yet. For one. thing, military requirements haven't been totaled up. so they can't be translated into tons of metals required. The figures probably won't be made public when they are completed. In the meantime, however, the Defense Minerals Administration has started moving in Ihree directions lo increase available supplies. First is to deal with existing mining companies to get their maximum producton. Relatively lew concerns are involved, for 10 per cent of the mining companies now produce 95 per cent of the metal. Each big company is being dealt with on a separate project basis. All their mines are now producing at capacity, but, yields can be increased by more efficient refining of ores. A one-half per cent in crease in extraction rate may.mean thousands of tons of metal over year's time. The second possible source for more metal Is to open margina mines. These are the high-cost low-yield producers. They can operate at a profit when, say the price of roppnr Is 24 cent* or more a pound, a.% It is now. On 20-cen' copper they couldn't break even. Lack of Subsidy Hindered Stockpiling Since the war, several mine sub- iidy bills have been introduced in Congress. They were aimed at :eeping these marginal mines in operation, producing reserves of metals for the stockpile. But no bill was passed. President Truman opposed any subsidy for a peacetime market. As a matter of hind-sight, it can now be argued that if these subsidy bills had been passed, there would now be more metals in^the.stocfc pile. But marginal mine yield is not big factor in tola! production figures. And as a matter ol conservation, ore in the ground is a good Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROT, D.D. 1C people in general were not accustomed 'to taking so much for granted concerning themselves, thej would marvel al that mysterious thing that we call "lire." II Is, of course, the center an? object of unsolved questionings Hysterics, What happens, for Instance, when the accompanying mystery that \ve call "derth'" suddenly occurs, and ir. a momen 1 what was active, vital and Intelll gent ceases? In what way has life ceased? What has happened to whai moment ago was so real? The best answer is that the sp.ri 1 returns to God who gave It (Ec cJeslastes 12.71, but from that mystery Iff elf, I turn to the ever-pres ent, but little considered, mystery of our daily life. We speak of our physical exist ence, the use of our five senses, u if It were only a material tiling but what mysteries are in ever moment of our conscious life, an even in the mystery of sleep, whe consciousness seems suspended? Through the study of the ear an eye, and the waves of sound an Hght that operate upon them, ma has achieved the wonders of th telephone, the phonograph, the r» dio, and television; but man's crea tlons only lead us back to the grea Creator of our physical being, an the laws that govern our life. If men had at-nil a sensitive un derstanding of these things, the would bow In wonder and, reve: ence before that Creator, an In fa the Hebrew salnU and prophe did. Their distinction was that the thought about life, that they d not take themselves Just for wh they were, but they looked Into th mystery of their being, and *o we led to God. To take this gift of life, an make nn return, to laii to use .t in any way for the honor and glory of thft One who gave it, marks the deepest tragedy of man. And that strategic reserve lor any emergen- Prospecting for new ore deposits Is the third line of approach for increasing metal supplies. While Ihe bigger mining companies do some exploration, most ol the prospecting is done by individual? or smaller firms. One of Ihe requirements of the Defense Production act passed by the last Congress is that the President must encourage development ol new resources, giving financial aid where necessary. Just how this is to be done has not, yet ben figured out by Defense Minerals Administrator Boyd, to whom the job has been sublet. Pri- vate'enterprise must be given the first opportunity to lind new oje deposits and open new mines. Bureau ol Mines and U. S. Geological survey have been alloyed, as it were, to aid In the location of new ore deposits. But the government will step In and Iry to do the job itself only If private enterprise cin't do it. i!U I „ _ :k- | tragedy is all the deeper, when we turn from the so-called physical life, to consider the spiritual life, the more abundant life, that Is also God's gift, God's supreme gift. How blind and spiritually incompetent the masses of men are, in making so little of God's gifts, not only Iti their wholesale destruction IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent The last hope of (recdoin-lov&ug people in the world hangs upon maintaining- Ihe Integrity of American money. Above all else \\e musl eliminate every dollar of unnecessary federal spending—Sen. Harry r. Byrd (D., V».>. • » * All other virtues will lose Ihcir effect If worry is allowed to mix with them. And it ts here that R sense of humor will dull the sharp edje of thit destructive agent and to » great extent render it Innoculous.—Dr. Sunon Blatleis. • * • Look at me. I'm wearing a while shirt. Every Sunday I Bet chicken. Why should 1 want a parole? Inside I have 5000 friends—outside, nobody. —Antonio Diurdo, 76-year-old San Quenlin prl- toncr, upon refusing a paiole. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behind* the Screen; Red Skelton's television debut, under his new MOM con- Uacl. is a year away but he's already filming routines. Five cameras are turning every week on his radio show. "Just testing." Red smiled smugly, ducking my question; "Will you use the film when your TV show starts?" i "I can only say," he put H."tluU I won't have a variety show." Red vetcvs to the cast of his new film. "Excuse My Dust" — Saliy Forrest, Macrtonald Carey. William Demarcsl and Monica Lew-is — as "the living room group." He explains il: "Vnu take some people from the tgU stage nlitl pu*. 'em with a cornball like me and Ihey sUrl saying. 'Do I .eed money this b«cllyr " O'Krien Strikes Fay Dirt Pat O'Brien, a rip" ol years old, says he's feeling as ppry ns Ezio Puua and Butch Jenkins combined since he muscled in on the night club territory of Hildcgarde, Sophia Tucker and Tony Martin. "Where." Pat grins, 'have they been hiding this moucy — under rocks?" Pal's licen wowing them wllli Irish slones, imitations of Casney. Chevalier, Gable and Edward G. Robinson, and an Irish reel—"It's a little rough when you're fiftyish and get to flying avound like AU idiot,"—in Mincapolis, Las and Pittsburgh- Once he was, booked in a. gaudy nltcry that seated 1600 people. "Too big." he shuddered. "I laid a couple of angel cakes. You know how many egss there are in an angel cake. WhCu the engagement was over. 1 lold Ihe owners they ought to flood Ihe Joint and hold yacht races in it. But no binmwrs proclaiming the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BY OSWALK JACORY Wrillcn for NEA Scrviro Very Smart leads Set T/iis Contract The East player had no sense in today's hand. A sensible person woul'd have settled for a small loss at live hearts rather than risk a bis loss oy letting South play the hand at four spades redoubled However, if East had been sensible we wouldn't have noticed the spectacular defense needed to defeat the redoubled contract of four spades. . East had the right idea when he Jumper! to four hearts. His partner w*ould have made that contract, and the opponents might have been shut out of a good spacle contract. However. South was not to be shut out. West's double of four spades was reasonable enough, and North hid a good sporting redouble. East knew that he had no defense at all, and he should have run to Ihe compara live safety of five hearts. It would cost only 100 points, whereas a pass might cost him over 1000 points. But he'stuck by his guns, and lived to loll the story. Wcsl opened the. ate o( hearts dropping Sonlh'S king. It was clear lo him that South had Ihe missing five small spades arid only one heart.. South therefore had seven cards In the minor suits. II could not cost a trick to lead another heart. It dummy ruffed, of course. West wnuld eventually get two trump tricks to add to the two red lowed West to hold the trick wilh .he tiuetn. West thereupon led a ,hlrd round of hearts. Once again South had to ruff in his own hand. At this point he had only two trumps left^lhe six and the seven. He led the six, lincssing the nine from the dummy. Now he could, if he so chose, gel back with a club and lake another trump Hucsse lo pick up West's trumps. But he would eventual!) have to knock out the ace ol diamonds, and West, would then able to take the rest of his hearts Therefore declarer had lo let the I of physical life, but in ignoring, or 1 refusing, the higher life that God has made possible. It was the reproach of Jesus to those of His generation, "Ye will not come unlo me lhat ye may have life," and that reproach has been upon those of each succeeding generation. Yet it Is true that "the gift of God is eternal Hie." and the evidences of lhat life are plain in the many who have heard the call of the Master, and have accepted His way of love and life. This Christian attitude towarc 1 fe is the fulfillment of what was ichcst and best in the thought and levotion of the inspired Hebrew Tilers. It has Ite noblest expression In he wonderful 107th Psalm, with ts beginning, "O give thanks unlo o Lord, for He is good," and its )feaking forth In the Intervals o: he description of God's dealing with, man Into the passional* plea 'Oh that men would praise the ,ord for His goodness, and Hi, wonderful works to the children o men]" Could there be a more proper ' earnest, prayer for mankind And can there be any nobler, o more fitting, act of man than th devotion of his life to God? ent effort, without loud bluster, discover a "political" method of ttiement. British Foreign Secrecy Bevin summed the matter up^ ce this after Ions houra of re-^ irch: "If the Chinese want to avoid eneral war and If they show the Ightest signs o! willingness to co- >erate in exploring a solution by Jtaceful means. I am satisfied a so- utlon can be found." Bevin said he had consulted Vashington and the purpose of the wo governments was the same, amely, "to resist aggression, to lo- alize hostililies and to settle ths Corean problem on a basis satlstac- ory lo the United Nations." Obviously Bevin's hope was bas- d on a big "if" regarding Commu- ist China's Intentions. In United Nations Quarters there was gloom because of the belligerent attitude dopteo. by tht Red. Chinese dele- :ates. Pclping and Moscow And of course the effort lo read he Chinese mind has lo lake Into .ccount the fact that Peiping peaks In agreement with, and iltely by order of, Moscow. There- ore the puzzle which Ihe western powers musl solve is whether Ft" 5 ' ia wantj to get ihe weslern pow->B •rs—and especially the united 1 States—engaged in a major war with China, or whether Moscow may even contemplate precipitating a world war for the final showdown, between communism and democracy. China is one of the pawni ,n this struggle of the Isms. The, consensus of western observers is that Russia isn't yet ready for another world war. If that estimate correct, (hen one would expect Moscow's immediate objective to to the fostering of an all-out struggle between China and the democracies. The point of such a conflict, a» you know, would be to bleed the western nations while, both militarily and economically, in preparation lor » subsequent world war which would be launched at Riu- sla'a convenience. Kuula May Seize Chance Then there 1s another possibility In this complicated situation. Thers Is a chance that Russia might seize on this Asiatic Imhroglio as a dls- tractlon under which she would strike a quick military blow in Europe. Such a move would be based on the fact that Weslern Europe Isn't yet militarily set to wllhstand an onslaught by Russia's mighty army. Neither the United Stales nor '.he other western powers could afford to get drawn into an all-out war with Russian-backed China, while the Soviet sat on ihe sideline, fostering Its slrength. Thi^ belns so it rather forces on* to th«P onclusion that if the democracies -ouldn't avoid a Chinese war, they might well prefer to see the world war develop at once and get it over with. That, may seem like a gloomy lewpoint. But this is a. gloomy situation, In which we should not forget that while China Is in the lime- ight right now she isn't the source of the crisis. Moscow is' the driving lorce behind it all, and she his no respect lor anything but a "big stlc.k" NORTH * A J 98 KQB 7 4 WMT<D> *KQ 103 « A Q 10 4 Z • A EAST 4> None • VJ9875J • 652 West 1 •OTJTH 470542 VK • J 1C 9 3 #AQ10 N-S vvI. North East Double 4 » Sooth 4* Double Redouble Pass (!)Pa« Pass Opening lead—V A 75 Y«an Ago Today Mrs. Jose Sudbury and Mrs. Ed Hardin entertained the Ladies Bible class of the First Methodist church Frioay evening at the Hardin home. Mines. W. W. Holipeter, Sallie Hubler, Wyatt Henley and Armstrong «ang "Silenl • Night". Mrs. T. J. Crowder, as Santa Clau*. dellghttd members and guests with her antics as she distributed gift* Irom > beautifully decorated tret. Mrs. P. P. While of Bertrind, Mo.. Mrs, R. L. Shelby of Charleston, Mo., Mrs. George Ferrln and Mrs. W. A. Steele of Cairo, IIIJJB were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnson Thursday and Friday. Jesse Taylor, C. M. Buck. Clarence Wilson and E. B. Lyman are guests of J. O. E. Beck, hunting dew on Peters Island, near Hughes, Ark. Bird of Prey An»w«r to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 6 Fasten 7 Tissue 8 Fencing sword 9 Measure of area 10 Gazelle lilt is very- long- 12 Arabian aces. As expected. South had to rulf ... , „ .... In his own hand, discarding a dta- O'Fvricti name will lie flying out- mond from the di'ivmiy. He led the Se« UDLL1HOOI) on Ti(e U I four spadet from his hand and il- trumps rest for a while. After winning the trump finesse with dummy's nine of spades, declarer forced out the ace of diamonds'. Thereupon West led hearts for the fourlh tlmel The play obliged declarer lo use up hts last Irurap. West's Irumus could not be picked up. and the contract was set. It Is \isually horrible defense to lead a suit that declarer can rufl In either hand. In this case. West had lo lead such a suit three times to defeat the contract! tf West had led any other suit at any point. South's trumps would have lasted, and the contract would have been made. 1,8 Depicted bird of prey ISInlerslices 14 Preface 15 Cover 16 Town in Basutoland 18 Era 18 Average (ab.) n o iphthong 34 Clubhouse 20 Retarded jo Reduces «Disposition 22 Earth goddess 2J Made , rien( j|y 37 Restraint 23 Fruit 24 Russ i an c j t , 42 Narrow way 25Froser ts Raccoon-lik* «Eatt Indies 27 Crack. animllj (ib-) SMMU.M «»«!.-, 44W1I* 30 Rough lava 31 Exist 32 Bight (ab.) 33 Caledonian 35 Tend 38 Church section 39 Biblical name 40 While 41 Lanced 47 Troop (ab.) 48 Small violin 50 Ventilated 51 Regret 52 Make into lav? 54 Label lers 36 H lives in Africa 57 Heavy hammers VERTICAL 1 Dinner courses 1 Town in Caucasia ' 3 Color 4 Italian river 5 Otherwise 45Actu»l 4«Rtm 49Gretk letter M Regular (ib.) 53 Coin (*h.) 55 Gadolinium (symbol) S ? f> a n si S w * u, Ib « ^ M y % !» m u> tl f *' * 4 4 *z. B A 6 W W 4 ^ i ( S T i >M U II T f / 1 iff & H * m " ^1A >C BZ W * W K * '4 f 91 * " I " T

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 10,300+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free