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PAGE SIX BLTOTEVItLE (ARK.)' COUIUER NEWS TUESDAY, 8, 19f» THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A HAJNES, Assistant Publisher A A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltmcr Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis- Entered as second class matter at the poat- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 8. 1911 i ' Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . Bj carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carriei service U maintained. 25c per week. Dj mill, within a radius ot SO miles 45.00 per year. >a.60 for six months, »1.25 lor three montiis; bj mall outside 50 mile zone, 512.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations As every man batli received Ihe sift, even so minister ihe same one to another, as good stewards of (he manifold frace of God.—I 1'eter 4:10. * * • Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie In bed and board; but let truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.—Emerson. Barbs Christmas won't be lacking in color! Have you seen the tics for men? * * * A physician says many city people walk about with their eyes on (lie ground. Is modern architecture that bail? * * + Polks are already dreading zero weather though it really amounts to naught. * * * About 2,000,000 children are horn In the U. S. every year. That's 2,000,000 reasons (or all of us to drive carefully. + * + If more birds and animals than hunters are shot, hunting season will be considered a success. Free Nations Must Recall: 'United We Stand . . . ' This is a time for the free nations of the world to stand up and be counted. It is a new and greater test of their moral fiber than the one they met so well at the outbreak of the Korean war. Red China's intervention in Korea is tending to divide the western powers. France and Britain, pro-occupied with their own vulnerability to attack by Russia, are not anxious to see the United States and its helpers tied up in a long war with the Communist Chinese. Leon Donnen, foreign correspondent for NEA, reported in a recent dispatch that a split in the North Atlantic front is exactly what the Kremlin is striving for. Once the unity of the West should go, Russia would feel free to move more boldly in its course of conquest. ' If, ns scorns likely, this is indeed the Soviet aim, the free nations must guard desperately against a break in ranks. This is no moment for division, Cor timidity, for concentration- upon individual national weakness. The Communists respect only strength and force. Where they do not meet it, they push in. The free world has the might to resist their further encroachment; but only when all its members combine in a solid front. It is not too late to avert disaster for freedom, despite the counsels of despair heard in many quarters. The liberty-loving peoples of the earth can save their heritage if they will jointly resolve to do so, and proceed with utmost speed to carry out programs which must stem automatically from that resolve. If any are really too weak or fearful lo engage in this great enterprise, it is better that we know it now rather than count upon help we won't gel. At root this crisis is a moral one. Do people who have known real fvcedum prize it enough to fight foi it if necessary '! Or are they so beaten down by repeated wars and endless economic distress that they are content merely to live, however ignobly; Each country must answer these questions with a clear "yes" or "no." A "maybe"' isn't good enough. \Ve need to know who is lined up on our side in this struggle. And once the choice is made we must all face promptly and realistically Ihe task of defending the free portions of the earth. Some crucial, fateful decisions lie ahead. The biggest is how to balance our strength between Kurope and Asia. Bui they cannot be made with soreness until we have learned the names on the roster of freedom. James Episcopal Church) and his pariah- oners have sent nearly 8000 cards overseas to wounded men in hospitals and soldiers in the field. Some are for G. l.'s to return to their friends and families at home. The project was undertaken only after Col, John Linsley, staff chaplain of the I'Vir East Air Forces, assured the sponsors the cards were needed and would be distributed by chaplains. Said one out there: "Korea is very far away from home, and Christmas cards are a way of letting the boys know they haven't been forgotten." The Reverend Chase's paper airlift to Korea ought to be matched in every corner of America. What'11 Ya Give to Have the Genie Bottled Again?' Views of Others World's Free Peoples Must Close Ranks "• This is a Lime for each citizen of the United Stales of America, from Hie President to the most obscure individual, to consider his every word and action in the light of whether it strengthens or weakens this country in the most critical hour we hnvc faced since Pearl Harbor. President Truman set a poor example for the rest of us in his off-the-cuff statement about the atomic bomb. t Part of his press conference announcement was not even accurate, when he said the decision as to the use of the bomb would be left up to military leaders In the (Leld. This decision, by law, rests in the hands of the President alone; and another White House statement was quickly issued to clarify the point. Should'the President authorize use of the bomb, the decision as to how and when would then be made by military men. The other part of the original statement was technically accurate but open to misinterpretation throughout the world. Of course we are "actively considering" the use of any weapon in our arsenal. The very possession of any weapon means that we must give constant consideration to whether or not It should be employed. But the manner and language of the President's utterance was such as to cause misunderstanding throughout the world at a moment when unity among the free nations is our greatest need, Robert E. Sherwood in his historical work, "Roosevelt and Hopkins." says: "It Is not easy for the average citizen to appreciate the extent to which every word, every implication, uttered by the H resident of the United Slates, as well ns every action committed by him, may bolster the catirage or deepen the despair of hundreds of millions of people in lands overseas." The President himself, above all people, should realize this Is true. Millions of Americans are disturbed over the aUitudcsV-in this crisis of peoples we consider our allies." .Whatever we say and do should be directed toward ending our differences instead of aggravating them. It is good news that Prime Minister ALtlee of Great Britain is coming to tliis country to seek a better understanding. The President's poor example Is no excuse for the vest of us to Indulge In idle speculation or recrimination about what might have been. All Americans, like peoples of the free world, nnist close their ranks and stand together. Only In that way can we strengthen ourselves rapidly enough to preserve our freedom. —ATLANTA JOURNAL See the War News In asking -for an extension of rent controls President Truman told Senate and House committees which handle such legislation that tlfe present law, enacted before the Korean outbreak, was passed to provide for orderly transition to a tree rental market in a peace-time economy Leaving aside for the moment the question of rent control itself, when can this country expect to have again a peace-time economy? —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say Get In on This'Paper Airlift' A Now Yovk clergyman, n former Air Korce chaplain, lias organized a Christmas cnrd "airlifl" to Korea, Thus Tar Rev. William .1. Qiase (St. Allied Solidarity Desperately Needed By DcWITT MacKKNXIE tresslng of Allied solidarity of view- AP Foreign Affairs . The greatest success whlcli could result from the coming Washington conference 'between President Trtiman nnd British Prime Minister Attlee would, I belleve t be the but- Petcr Cdson's Washington Column — Rent Control Extension Hot Potato Tossed Congress by Local Areas WASHINGTON —(NEA)— President Truman's request for extension of rent i controls by lame-duck Congress Is really a request for temporary extension of time In which effect at time of decontrol, amid landlords' howl. U.S. Housing Expediter Tighe Woods has authority to rccoutrol rents In areas where necessary, but local communities 1 has not used this authority unless first requested to do so by local Pctfr Eclson ave voted to may decide whether they want to continue rent controls or let them expire. Deadline under the present law is Dec. 31. To d n t e. 700 com milnl ties "containing 22.000,000 people and 3,100,DOO rental units continue ? controls, ut two to three limes as many— 000 communities containing -10.00000 people—haven't decided. It's a ough local Eight to handle and inny communities have dodged the ••sue, perhaps hoping that Congrcan 'ould help solve their problem for hem. In November elections, 315 com- lunlties—307 of them in Mnssn- huseti.s — voted to conUtme rent ontrols. Thirty-eight communities —37 of them in Massachusetts — 'oted to end controls. Only nine decontrolled areas have >een recontrolled. Typical example s two-county area around Fort jconard Wood, Mo. Local Rent Ad- isory Board tliere voted to put controls back on because of and excessive 1 ' rent increases. Ho rents were rolled back to levels i The situation in which Germany finds it- sell now has. changed Ihe whote situation since Potsdam. Our problem is not the growing rearmament ot Cicrmany but how lo check the growing rearmament of Germany by Russia.—Jlritish Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. * # * At this still awkward stage, television dramas lack the subtlety of the movies....TV doesn't have Ihe orientation ease of the films, wnich can plant instantly at any stage 01 a picture just who is involved in Ihe scene at hand.—Producer-director Fred Coe. # * * We must, strengthen those values in our education system which make democracy strong, and we must do so In the face of those within the nation, who, In the name ol fighting communism, would destroy us by taking away those liberties which are necessary if we are to oe;U Die Communists.—National Students Association president Allard Lowcmtetn. + * » Shaw . . . found (in Shakespeare) a formidable rival who tmd to be mastered anrt superseded.—H. G. Wells, in an obituary of G B S., written some few years before Hhaws death. * * * H (communism) Is a disease and It feeds on hunger, bitterness and misery. Wherever men are poor r.nd hungry and have no hope, thai Is where communism thrives.—Sen. Herbert Len- roan (D., N. Y.) Rent Advisory Boards, Woods be- leves there is need Cor author Sly A) rccantrol rents in defense areas ind this will be one provision dis- ctissed in new bill before Congress. If Congress does extend rent control authority, it, will not be used as blanket for whole country. During lust war communities with total population of 102,000.000—70 per cent of the country—lived tinder rent controls. Toddy CO,OQO.OOO people—40 per cent of population—live in communities were 8,000,000 rental units nrc under control. The SRI Question Real estate and home builders' or- ganiv.ations are carrying on hot war against housing credit restrictions cutbacks on scarce materials liko aluminum, copper and zinc which go Into construction,.and President Truman's request for extension rent controls. National Association of Real Estate Boards has Issued a statement which says: "Reitnpo sitton of World War II excess profits tax would have a disastrous effec on corporations owning and operating rental housing because of the depression of their earnings through rent controls." The question which naturally nrises from this statement is—If they're making excess profits low. under rent controls, what would their profits be tf rent con- rols were removed? Tories of Wit Perhaps as a tribute to Madam 3 erle McsU. U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, that lush little Grand 3uchy has been nicknamed "Perle Harbor." . . . Another gag line gong the rounds in Washington is; :hfit the confusion Is now a lot better organized that it was in 1942. Fair Ktiough Trade Allen S. Redding, the Gettysburg, Pa., farmer who sold his house nnd 180 acres to General Eisenhower, ;;iys he is going to extract a promise from Ike before finally turning over the property. It is Redding's ambition to see the Inside of the new White House when the present re- The DOCTOR SAYS BY EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Millions o( people live In climates which provide very little sunshine for several montlxs of the year. Tney get- by without much sun, ^ut there are reasons for thinking that most of them t!o not feel quite as well fis other people and that they have less resistance to some Infections at times of the year. I am talking about grownups mainly. Children are In a worse fix. Sunlight on the skin results .in the manufacture of vitamin D and this vitamin is necessary to prevent soft bones (rickets) In children. During the dark days, therefore, children need extra rations of vitamin D which is now so often provided in cod liver oil or other fish oils. Some fortunate ones take winter vacations in climates where they can get, a good dose of sunshine right when they need tt most. But .his is impossible most of the time. There is another possibility for ;he person who believes his or her Health will be better with "sunshine." This is the use ot the ultra violet lamp, sometimes called sun lamp. These lamps provide rays are much like those of the sun. The effect of the rays from an ultra violet lamp on the normal skin l s much like that of the sun. If the skin is exposed too long to these rays it will redden nnd burn. If small, gradually Increasing exposures are taken the skin will usually tan. And ultra violet rays will cause the skin to make Vitamin D. Some precautions must be used with an ultra violet lamp. The rays are powerful and can damage the eyes seriously unless these important organs are carefully protected. Uncomfortable and even dangerous burns of the skin have developed from too long exposure. Also, although ultra violet light helps some skin diseases, it Is harmful for others. It shrould not be used by some one suffering from a skin disease unless it is specifically advised by a physician. See Approved List Not all ultra violet lamps on the market are considered to be equally satisfactory. A list of acceptable lamps has, however, been prepared by the Council on Physical Medicine of the American Medical Association, 535 North Dearborn Street, Chicago 10. point. The Korean crisis, with Itx^kive dangers, has produced a considerable rocking of the Allied boat because of Western European fearj over American policie's. It's important that this be remedied before we ship water. One Is the Anglo-French Insistence that the United States shah not use the ritomic bomb In thin crisis without first, consulting them. 'Hie other Is the firmly held view of both Paris and London that war with Communist China should be avoided at all reasonable costs. As to the bomb, there's only one person who can deal with that query — the President of the United States. The bomb cannot be used without his permission, but I venture the belief that he wouldn't give orders for its employment in this can be The use of-an ultra violet lamp may not do everything that 'the sun does nor Is it as much fun as instance without consulting o ur European Allies. No Russian Rnulelle Beyond that it seems sate to assume that nobody is going to play Russian roulette with the A-bomb. Britain and France needn't worry' An all-out war with Red China is another contingency which America wishes to avoid—if tt done without appeasement. ' sons are unescapable: ' ~ ; Such a conflict might easily—and probably would—lead to world war. But even if it didn't produce another global upheaval, it would he a long drav/n-out affair, costly both in lives and resources. Moreover, such a war would give America' and the other Western powers a black-eye in n suspicious Asia which would IK bound to raise the cry of imperialism. Not overlooking of course that appeasement would cause the United States (o lose face. \J.S. Course Uncharted Whether America would go as far as Britain and France seem prepared to go In ending the Chinese crisis by negotiation remains to be seen. Certainly there is no indication that the United States would abandon Korea to the mercies ot Chinese aggression. And here it should be said that this Isn't entirely altruistic on our part. There Is one fact which we should keep ever In miml: Any European or Asiatic crisis which threatens to produce a general war is a direct threat to the security of the United States. The days when America used to get news of wars abroad by clipper ships are long gone. The Korean crisis Is a menace to us, just es would be another European conflict. So when we participate in such foreign crises, \ve are defending ourselves. That, tough as it seems to taxpayers, is the reason President Truman has made a call for_tur- thcr great expenditures in ti0 Interests of military preparedness. And a vital aspect of military preparedness is public confidence— at home and among our Allies. That winter vacation at the beach— modeling is completed. So Mr. Redding wants a promise that if the ' t but ',"\\, "provides '"some" health-'givVng General ever becomes President, he , benefits at a low cost per- ' will issue an invitation for a soimlly-conducted tour of the executive mansion. As Mr. Redding put it. "After all, I turned my house over to him, so the least he can da is give me a good look at his." One other reason which local gossip in Gettysburg gives for the General's buying a farm near th. Just see what that opening lead does to declarer! Nobody ever leads the nine of a suit if he also holds the ten, so Gerber naturallj thought that East had the ten of spades. It was nec- . is what we hope and expect to come out of the conFerence-'tjetwcen Mr. Attlee and Mr. Truman. > a farm near there Is i ess ary to assume that East had the ";""' ' h( l. C l twti » King °f spades, since otherwise a Mountains, where President Roosevelt's Shangri-La was located. The rumor in that neighborhood is that the EV rea h as now be en co nve r ted into an atomic bomb shelter. Housewives who fal! to report See ET1SON on l'a K e II IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINE .JOHNSON" NEA SlaTf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA> _ The Laugh Parade: Lauren Bacall drag- led Humphrey BogarL Lo a performance of the Sadlers Wells ballet when II played Los Angeles and he's still yawning. "A little too classical for me." But the other night the Bogarts entertained ballet star Robert Helpmann at their home and Bogie liked him much better. "We shot craps," ttogie wl'is- Itcrccl to me. + * * There's a big discussion among an Air FV^e group In a scene for "The Thing "about who will decide what to do with a captured Man-from-Mars. A private .says: "The captain will consult the major, the major will consult the general, and the general will consult the pentagon and the Pentagon will consult Truman." "Put who's Truman eoinp to consult?" wonders a corpora]. "Margaret." flips a major. Years before .lose Ferrer scored on Hroaclw. y am! cli.ilkccl up nnvie triumph In "Cyrano lie llcr- RCT.IC." he was tnkrn to playwright .iru.sseU 'What's Crotisc by his the name?" queried "Ferrer, Ferrer, proimonnccd Kur-air,' " sMd the ascnt. "Ferrer," mused ("muse. "Umm once met your brother—'Come Up Krrrcr*." llriftl'l Sayings of Kiddies Director Richard Thorpe's neph ew, a precociously movie-consciouJ tid, saw his father filing out . jlank pledging a financial conlri'- bution following church services 'Hey, pop." said the kid, -What'. that—an Audience Reaction card? * * * Many jokes have been told on the Society for the Prevention o Cruelty to Animals, but Joh) Kothwoll and Rudd YV'cathcrwax tell the best In a new book, "The Story of Lassie. 1 ' Lassie was working in a m in the High Sierras of Northcn California and an Rl'CA reprc^en tative, William McNally, was signed to the company. One morning McNatly failed t appear where the company was shooting, several miles from camp As Hothwell and Wcatherwax idl :io yarn: "We were ready to shoot the irst scene for the day and still no lac. So several of \is started ack along the trail to search tor im, fearing he might have lost :ie way. Then we saw him pcrch- d high in n tree. Seated on the round below was a huge Vjear. Somebody In the crowd couldn't esist asking him: " 'Wily didn't you show him our Sl'CA card?' " New Yorkers ire still laughing \bout Pat O'Bripu's crack when he vas rushed in to replace Joe E ,-ewis for one evening performance t the Copacahana. Pat walkec out In a high silk hat. looked at he customers and said: "Joe's a great pal of mine anc t's Yom Kippur. Joe doesn't work on Yom Kipptir so I'm pinch-hitting for him. Me does the snme hing for me on St. Patrick's Day.' Matchlrss Anecdote Tony Curtis' mother, who stil clings to the family name of Schwartz, is an avid match-cover collector and measures her son's film progress by the books of matches he brings home. Throughout ihe making of "The Prince Who Was a Thief" at UI. however, she refused to be impressed by the fact that her young progeny was actually being given star status. Hut the other night Tony returned from a Hollywood party and pressed a. book of matches into his mother'* hands. "At last I know my son is a big star," Mrs. Schwartz murmured tremulously. "Cecil B. DeMllIe's MATCHES-" r ohn Gerber of Houston, Tex., in,'enter of the Gerbcr' [our - club ilam convention and one of the best bridge players In the country. However, Gerber was not the hero of this hand. That distinction went to Eloward Schenken of New York, one of the all-time greats of bridge. This hand was played in a tcam- of-fo;ir match, and the full effect of ScrtcnkciVs play can be best seen by looking first at what happened when the hand was played at the other table. At that table the West player led the deuce of diamonds. The play was very simple from then on. Declarer played a low diamond from dummy, and East (after much hesitation and soul- searching) won with the king. East returned the Jack of hearts, trump trick would surely be lost. All would be easy if East simply had the king and ten of trumps, ut Gerber had to provide against he danger that East also held the ither missing trump (the five- pot). The only logical plan was o put up dummy's jack of spades p trap the king. Later on, Gerber planned, he could finesse through the ten-five if spades, since he would have the queen-eight right behind'East. So Gerber put up dummy's jack of spades. And nov he was bound lose a trump trick to Schenken's .en] There was one losing trick in each suit, and the contract could not be made. l a WKST A 1005 ¥ A7-! • 1)5-12 + AQ6 South 1 * 2* NORTH S * J03 V 85 » AQ7 * K 9 S 4 2 EAST VJ10932 « K 106 4 10873 SOUTH (D) * A Q 8 7 4 2 East Pass Pass Pass > JS3 Both vul. West North Pass 2* Pass 3* Pass Pass Opening lead—* 9 75 Years Ago i Today The Beta Sigma Phi sorority had a business meeting last evenins at the home of Miss Lillian Dietrich when plans were made for a dance to be given on Christmas night r-t Hotel Noble. S. P. Lee, Jr., and his orchestra will play. > Fred Fowler, Jr., had n party Tuesday afternoon because It was . his seventh birthday. The affair was held at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Barnett. After games were played refreshments were served. Mrs. James Hill, Jr., and Mrs. Guthrie King entertained the Charlevoix chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the Amejican Revolution with a luncheon Wednesday at the King home. Mrs. G. G. Caudill told of Christmas In. Colonial days. Mrs. J. W. Parker recounted how George Uj£sh- Ington spent his Chrtstmase.^md Mrs. C. C. Langston read an appropriate poem. Songstress Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,4 Depicted 1 Bail songstress, 2 "Emerald tslc 1 Bonnie 3 Lamprey . ~—. 4 Small bird 11 Greek god of 5 Type of war 13 fish eggs H Cease 15 Expand 17 Tell 19 Chief priest of a shrine 20 Important metal 21 Genus of meadow • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BY OSWALD ,IAC01!V Written for NK,\ Scrvtrt Expert's Lead Stops Declarer The approach of Ihe nntlona' championships, which are being held at New Orleans this year, reminds me ot n get- from last year's i When SehenXen held the Wcs tournament. The declarer was cards, he'led the nine ol spades South played the queen, and West won with the ace. West returned a heart lo South': king, and South led his singleton club. West took the ace of clubs and led another heart, forcing dummy to ruff. Dummy then led the six of spades, since declarer's best chance was to find a. singleton douhleton king of spades in the East hand. When the king appeared on this trick, all was well South won with the ace of spades led, back to dummy's jack, and then ruffed a club In order to draw West's last trump with the queen of spades. South could then claim the rest. grasses 32 "Coyote Stale" (abO 23 New Zealand native fort 24 Negative reply 26 Foretoken 28 Percussion instrument 31 Italian river 32 International language 33 Measure of area 34 King of Egypt 35 For fear that 38 Lank 40 Pronoun 41 Mystic syllable 42 Chaldean city 44 Decay 47 Philippine peasant 49 Height (ab.) 51 Goddess of the moon 53 She is a radio 55 Redact 56 Ocean 58 Fool part 59 Rcgreller M Mimic butterfly 6 Sweet secretion 7 Body of land 8 Indonesian of Mindanao 8 Witticisms 10 Ran 12 Demon IB Palm lily 18 Daybreak 27 Greater quantity 20 Bear 30 Earth's satellite 36 Be quiet! 37 Cylindrical 38 Diving birds (eomb. form) 39 Quantity of 23 Hebrew letter electricity 25 Correlative of 4?. Employer either 43 Explain 26 Jewel 45 Preposition 4G Try 47 former Russian rulei 48 Three-toed sloth 10 Assist 50 Woody plant } 52P,irt of the mouth 5-1 Portuguese India ^ 57 Early Er™ish (ab.)

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