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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 8, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT ' THE BLl'TUEVIU.E COUR!E« NKWS THE COUHIER NEWS CO. H W HA1NKS. Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publlshtr A A. FRKDKICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D HUAtAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witrnef Co', New York, Chicago Dctfclt Atlonta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- ortlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net ol Con- rrcs«, October 9 Itn Member of The Associated Press (ARK.)- COURIER NEWS SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier in the city ot Ulythevllle or mij iuburoan town where carrier Eervlce Is maintained. We per week, or B5c pci month By mall, witliin & radius of 50 miles H.Cti pa year. $2.09 for six months SI,00 foi three months: by moil outside 50 mile zone. S10.00 per jei/ payable In advance Meditations And of some IKIVC compiis-sion, in.ikijig a dif- ference.—Juilc 1:2!?. * * t Maji r»;iy dismiss from his heart, Bui God will, never. —Cowper. Barbs We imagine that Ihe sun-tan loving gals are trusting that men will prefer bronze this summer. * * » An Ohio niivn was arrested for stealing 200 .state of hacou frmii a Iruck. 11 Isn'l HJSC to lake skies! « » « Tile bathroom is ihe most restful place in the home, says a doctor, plumbers discovered that years ago. * « * When sneers'; looks you over anct then overlooks you, guess who's to blainr, * * * Wear out your old shirts now. mi soon be time lo leave off the coat and vest. Sen. McCarthy Couldn't Use Dodging Tactics in Court A University .scholar once stu'cl: "The two dumbest lawyers trying n ease in court will stick to the main points of an nrgntnent' belter than two eminent philosophers debating an issue in a public forum." The idea is that the lawyers just ; csm'l help themselves. The laws of evidence and rules of legal procedure compel them to meet head on and to keep the issue tightly joined. If they don't, an alert judife will promptly set them liack on the track. No matter how wise the debaters, ' it's different outside a courtroom. There's a natural tendency always to deal with an issue in a way most to your own advantage; and often that means avoiding a direct response to your opponent's challenge. . Though an honest debaters may not intend il and may hardly he aware of it, he will frequently answer questions at a tangent. He may even find himself replying by raising questions of his own or by making counter-charges. in politics, this sort of thing, of course, is far from accidental It is a deliberate technique, highly refined and heavily relied upon by everyone from our presidential candidates down to the party hacks. For example, if one candidate makes a dramatic charge about unemployment being caused by his opponent's policies Uie latter will probably not answer the specific complaints Instead, he'll make statements of his own about the sihm- lion-which will be designed o sound like fitting answers but really won't be. In this day and age words are flung about so recklessly that the poor citi- W" 's hard p,,t lo |'jg Llre whcre the Iruth hes. Too few people .seem concerned about keeping lhc debaters on he (rack, or reminding the public when they re off it. It might be well to point out here liat Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin, in hw Jishine expedition for Communists '" the State Department, spends very little time on the original track he started down. He is exlremeiy skillful at dodgmg questions, at throwing out his own queries at an impressive rate and at making bold new charges to keep the situation turbuieiil r _ McCarthv imlially dail ,, c<1 there . u . c ••>< card-carrying Comm.misls in the department. He | IBS chail|?w , lhis fjgm . e otter, ( lls mn , amind , 00) b||l lh[|K far has brought no convincing proof j,, any case. 'I'liis should never be lost sight of Hi any appraisal of time The fact that Louis Umlenz, former editor of the Communist Daily Worker, provided strong hearsay evidence regarding the alleged Keel iitlilialions of 'Jwcn Uttimore does not stibshmtiate .McCarthy. I.attim,,re IIHS been a consultant tt, the State Dem doesn't work for it and never has. If would be highly revealing if .McCarthy were forced to present his "evidence" in a court of law. There the rules of procedure would strip away his technique of diversion and confusion, and the public could see plainly what his case adds up to. Wouldn't He Be Surprised? We Can't Afford to Run Away From Our Problems The easy .solution is a will o' the wisp Americans slill pursue in an age when easy solutions almost never are founii. In a world with little simplicity left, we learn for llic simple answer. At a time when virtually nil issues come through in vary ing shades of gray, we keep looking for black and white. So powerful is this m-jre that it blinds us to the plainest facts of even recent history. Tims many of 'us ignore the .Russians' shocking record of obstruction in international conferences, and suggest that everything would Ije fine if Premier Stalin and President Truman could just get around a I able again. There isn't a microscopic bit of evidence to indicate that another meetinir with the men in the Kremlin would be any more productive of real peace than past parleys. That' Henry Wallace's Progressive Party ever enjoyed any popular following at all is another mark of the impulse in people toward comfortable answers to uncomfortable problems. The parly promised that peace and security would be born without accompanying pain. The sign was out: All grievances fixed cheap. A good many Americans toiiri [o think of the nation's defense m the same way. The notion is that if we can just gel enough A and II bombs 'tnc' the planes to carry them, we'll be al! sol. « But safeguarding the United Stales i^ actually a complex and costly job. Are we prepared to face that fact and its consequences? There's .slim doubt, too, that the CHi-rent surge of isolationism in the country ife fed by the compulsion to seek easy solutions. If Europe and Asia are chaotic, what's simpler than to (urn our backs upon them? All this yearning is understandable, for nobody exactly Ihnves on strain ami confusion ami uncertainty. Bui we must realize that the urge is primarily emotional. It's a recoiling from trouble, a running away from reality. And we simply can't afford this escapism. There aren't any short ails to peace and security and we'll save our breath for more realistic tasks il we stop prattling about quick treatment of our ills. The brutal truth is lhal there is nothing ahead but tension and crisis Whatever solutions we manage to achieve in this age will be hard-won. Our job is to face up to the realities and support leaders in government who show Uie same courage. Only, that way can we steer a sane course in today's unsim- ple world. Views of Others —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Soy I want very much to get murrird and have children. But for the present 1 will concentrate on my career... .There is no one on ihe horizon right now.-but a girl can dream, can I se?-.M a r- taret Truman. - Hi? ALWAV;WALKIfi(j our - wuy Nor HK CHAIR AFTEB MONDAY, MAYS, 19150. Peter Fdson's Wcrs/i/ngion Co/omn— Bid for Statehood by Hawaii Is Tangled by Outside Issues Captain John Loses Nerve in Big Battle by UcWIU MacKeililt AT Foreign Affairs Analyst War singes strange dramas, as witness this story which I got, as correspondent from British Second Citizens and Politics Nearly 1,000 women from 36 states have just concluded the loth annual convention ol the League of Women Voters by electing a grandmother from Connecticut ns the organization'* new president. The League is designed to cn- oourauc citizens to undertake fuller pnrliclpation in government. As the delegates return to their homes from the 1950 Atlantic City convention, they will carry with them a new "set it questions for members to tackle. The idea is to get citizens to discuss and make their wishes known The League pomu out that our political system is based on the laniou.5 phrnse from the Declaration of Independence that governments derive "their just powers from [lie consent of the govcined." if citizens do not express themselves on the Kwcs O! , K . |licn the government musl act, the system Is not operating as it should. A new League publication says; "Just ordinary- citizens—yo« ami 1-tan bring that word politics back i, Uo good 50 _ riety. • • • u' 5 the motor power of the state. Government can't inn without it.' If more people toot a part ii, po i,tic s m t , lc sense of becoming alert. well-Informed citizens '"ere would be less squawking ti,,, t polj!ic , j s dirty and less complaining about the «av the PU-sidenr, or the Congress o, ihe goveri.o, or the legislature.does Ihings As the Le asllc ,» lls », the only trouble will, po l,t, cs ls ,,, at ., oo "'"•my of us are letting somebody else r>i, v "our hands lor us." " WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Political by-play in Hawaii's coming bid for statehood will bear close watching. Involved are several issues which have little to do with he merits of the case, though an effort will be made to muddy up he nrgumcni, by injecting them nto the debate. The visit ol the House rjn-Atncr- can Activities Subcommittee, is a case in point. The committee was originally urged to go to the Islands by opponents of statehood. They hoped that by uncovering communist activities, statehood would be delayed if not killed. Advocates of EDSON statehood seized this device and made it their own. They maintained that the investigators would find conditions no worse than ih many mainland states, clearing up this situation would end the criticism And they argued that ns a state Hawaii would have a better chance of teillng with it s communists than as a territory. Most Hawaiians will 'admit, that there has been some Communist strength on the islands/The number of party members has been put at about 130, with perhaps 12 active leaders . The lebt-wing leadership Is mainly in ILWU-the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's union orbanized by Harry Bridges Including sugar and pineapple workers as well as dnck,vorkers. it has peen in a position to tie up the islands. I'ounri^Unco-opcratire Witnesses In its first week of hearings, the Un-American Activities progers developed principally the possibility of 11 citations for contempt of Congress, because witnesses refused to answer key questions on possigle Communist Party membership. The committee will have to return to Washington and get these contempt citations by vote of a majority of the House. There is not much doubt that the citations can be obtained. But it is doubtwul if they will be sufficient to stop statehood since the House has already passed the statehood bill. The real opposition to statehood comes from a group of ultra-conservatives who have grown rich under territorial status. They fear that more self-government in Hawaii will impair their position. Until a few weeks ago. Gov. Ingrain M. -Stainbac'rv had not come See EDSON l'a;c 9 IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NEA) _ Jane Russell, no mere slip of a girl, has landed her first bruiser of a loading man In "Smiler With a GUI)." Gorgeous Jane says she likes 'cm big and hulking and Robert Mi'.chum us filling the ticket. She told me: "My leading men have always been shorter than I. They were fine actors, sure, but nobody could pic- lure me with them. Everyone expected ME to save the hero." Jane says she's lost her "pr.or- but-honcst" state of mind about . her career and is raring to play | musical comedy queens, drawing room sophisticates or even a ?ul- Iry gypsy girl, she says: "In this one I'm a character I like doing. Not a gun moll or a 10- ycar-old bank clerk." Greta Garljo slipped into llolly- vood qutrlly ami will II;;!,! dmvn lor a while. Advocates of llic short hairdo who fri a perk al O:>rim's unrtiy mop Mill shudder. . . . M : ,u- rcrn O'llara will unveil her coticrrt iei"T voter ,>r-iv 3 at a ln-iufii fnr Itic Military Order of Ihc I'urplr Heart. Frederic M:ircli and Florence Eldridge nixed an offer tn la'sr over "Death of a Salesman" on nr.isri- way because the producers couldn't guarantee them Ihe leat's in Ihe to setting theater-sitting cndtmmre film version. . . . Kids~nr.custo:nc<l records are confused by TV. A nine- year-old sal through his first TV movie at the home of Julie AdU-r, then askrd: "Gee. that was swell. Can T stay and see it a-ain?" Good Reason Adv. in a local newspancr: ''O'.vn- er leaving healthful San Fernando Valley. Reason for moving: health." . . Alan I,add Is putting another race horse on the track—a t\vn- vear-old marr named Al-ulanu. There must be a gag somrwhi re about all the sterling Jan filerlniR will get for her weridint: me.-rnt when .she marries Paul Douii>s. Harry Pojikiu is tryine lo ivr- stnde rinnald colinan to sf:n "The Diplomat." all nlxiut American ambassador In ou<' of hot cnld-war countries. . . MGM is toyinp with the ide.1 of (i<>iiu a big Ed Wynn musical. "The Perfect Pool." . . . Sally Forrest, .is I rumored, will play the tennis -tar In Filmakers' "Mother of n Clum- plon." Kleaiujro Tennant has been shned as technical adviser. , . . Yvonne de Carlo cracked open her pifigy bank for a mink coat. She says ihe push-up sleeves arc for the diamond bracelets she Iwpcs to accumulate. I Not in the Script: Bob Sterling is By Ersklnc Jonnson N'KA Staff Cnrrespcindcnt sitting at a taalc at the Mocambo Betty Hutton. the ex-<;irl friend walt ? .e.i by with Stewart Granger' Betty .stoni and Introduces them Both mumble "Please to meetcha " Betty: "Gosh, it's hot in here." If Hetty's ex-. Ted Ilriski,,, had willicrt by (lie automatic sprinkling- system would have sjionicd for sure. Movictown's famous Hollywood Guild 1.5 continuing its work for veterans and the community needy by selling movie stars' plamor duds at its thrift shop. The Guild did a record day of busine.<w ivith a carload of nals sent over by .loan Crawford. Anne "Mom" Lehr. founder of the Guild, said: "Joan's hats \vent like hitcakes. Every in town bought nue." WaUinjr for This Mickey Roancy nnd producer Ben Rowans have Inked a deal :hat will put the Mick in lhc Screen Directors' guild before the year is out. After he stars In "El Tigre" for Boncruis. he will turn director for a second [ilm, then move over to Columbia for a third this-is-how- you-do-it stint. It's a lnn«-limc dream come true and Mick says: "Nnv I won't do that Bro,,riway play." Pr.iuk LmT.iiv, Hie radio arotr "lio rlirkcii in "Home of" tin- Hravc" anil who now ivill he starred in "A Sounil i>f Fury." is very happv alicitit his xuttrli from thr airuaves (o celluloid. \n loimrr is he an aelor fniMValfil for action. AH he sees it: "The radio sound effect."; man has .il! the fmi when you're a radio actor. Yon berate the villan and See HOM,Y\VOOl) I'a-e 9 suit his partner had bid. His partner was Generous George, who couid be depended upon to have a ; sound spade suit when he overcalled in spatles. A low spade was played from the dummy, oiul George made one of the plays that earned him his title. Instead of putting up the queen of spades, as most players would, he played the nine of spades. This al-! The DOCTOR SAYS Nearly every year several "new" treatment.* for ulcer of the stomach are reported in the medical Journals and newspapei . "aliens are reported cured and the new treatment is widely hailed as the final answer to a difficult, problem Generally this is followed by a lon« period of silence and often nolhlne further is heard about it The reason this happens' so often s probably because a »i ulcer o the stomach can be affected by so many things-diet, nervous serai,, perhaps by other influences which we do not understand so well consequently many kinds of treatment bring a temporary Improvement. . Actually most of the treatments for ulcer are aimed at cither the itomach itself or the nervous cause •The acid which is normally present in the stomach tends to iii crease in the presence of ulcer and his acid is irritating, thus pre- ven ,ng healing of the u i cer . M of lhc treatments used, therefor are aimed at eliminating or minim ' zing this irritating quality of the ic'd In the stoch thus permitting tsel" * gl " CatCr Chll " Ce to heal One of the most common treatments consis in frequent feed- tigs of alkalis (such as soda) which combat the acid, and milk anil cream and other small meals. Some ;elatm-hke substances called 'muc- ns have a slmiar effect. Mucins are upiwsed to coat the area of the ulcer and protect it from the ir- •katlng acid stomach juices. But these are only a few of the many treatments which have been ricd for ulcer; the injection of foregm proteins, the administration of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins and many others. Ulcers tend to come back and the symptoms get, worse whenever a person Is subjected t o undue mental or nervous strain. For this reason some people think that the eventual solution of the ulcer problem will be some method ow treating the nervous system rather than fee ucer itself. Cutting the nerve— the vagus—which rims to the stomach is one way of attacking this problem. This method is now quite commonly used w hcn the circumstances are considered favorable. Rest Is Important Whatever the treatment employed, best results are usualy obtained when the patient starts, the treatment by going to bed and staying there for about three weeks. In this way the nerves strain of modern living and contact with other people is largely removed, at least temporarily. An initial period of bed rest in the hospital . where the condition can be closely \vatchcd is generally recommended. Smoking increases Ihe amont of acid secreted in Ihe stomach and therefore heavy smoking is generally forbidden for patients with an active ulcer. © JACOBY OH BRIDGE By O.s».iM .l.icoh; Written for NKA Service Donate Right Trick To Set a Contract ''They call me tin* lnidu.e plajvr's frirnd." Generous George rni-.arkcd. "If you're out shopping for tricks, you ran >ret 'em from mr whofcsale! And if you can't afford to pay, I'll s:ivc you a trick for nothins."" His purtner grinned, but the opponents were not amused. George's Ki'ticrosily had Just done them out of a vulnerable game. The bidding was rrasnnalile I'liouch. and the final contract was quite logical. ordinary de- ; fcnso, South would havo made rlirre no trump in a walk. The defense becan without any "f spades. !>!•; tiighes! card in thr fireworks. West opened the eight VKQJ » AQ10 8 + Q J 1063 A 84 V0764 32 » 643 i^ K 7 North 1 A 3 N. T. IDEAUR) N W E s * A J 10 V A 108 » K JO * 9 542 N-S vul. 6KQ07 63 * 5 + 8752 •?. A 8 East South Wc't 1 A 21 •J.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass lowed South to win the trick very cheaply with the ten. South did not appreciate this generosity it prevented him from making his contract. This was one time he didn't want a cheap trick. The trouble was that South could win only two spades and three tricks in each u. the red suits. He needed a club trick lo make his contract. Whcn he led clubs West came up with the king to take the first trick in that suit. West then returned his remaining sp.-ulc. George was not generous tills time, fie put lip the queen of spades to force out declarer's ace. Now the rest of George's spades were established, whenever he got the lead with the ace of cluUs. he would be ahle to take his spade,". And South had to lead clubs for (he simple reason that he couldn't make nine tricks without developing a club trick. The full effect of George's liberality may be seen It we note limv the play would go with normal defense. Tn other words, suppose East's first play is to put tip the queen cf spades. This gives South the chance to make a very fine play. He must refuse the first trick! He is bound to pet two spade tricks no matter what he does, but he is anxious not lo win the first trick In the suit. East continues spades (no shift would •> any goorli, and South wins with the '-ck. Now when Souih brains the clubs, lie is quite sa.'e If West takes the first club, he cannot lend a spade. If East lakes the first rh'h. ho can set un Hie spnd'-s but can never recain the lead to .-•,ti> n--m. Hence South makes his contract. 75 Years Ago Today Miss Sara Jo Little, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom A. Little, who attends Christian college at Columbia, Mo., has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Y. \v. c. A. for the coming year. Mrs. Jim Harwell and son are visiting relatives in Dccatur, Ala. Mildred Lou Hubbard was elected president of the Red Pepper club of the Blytheyille high school yesterday afternoon. Other officers named were Jane Branson, vice-president; Doris Dobyns, secretary; Betty McCutchcn, treasurer; Valleta Sarc, reporter; and Nancy Ktach- uer, doorkeeper. Mrs. Ed Lyon of Chicago is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Oscar Tillman, and family. Army headquarters in Cassel, Flan- uors, during (he bloody fighting of ,J'i e Iirst Bray Rtreaks which heralded a sunkss dawn were just beginning to rear themselves mushroom like into the sky from the far off edge of the striking sea of flan- ders mud. Down to the south of. ypres Saji- lent, in this cockpit of Europe, tw British front line trench along a stretch of perhaps five miles was manned by tight lipped, silent soldiers. They crouched beneath the parapet, waiting for the signal to go over the top". The zero hour was almost there. Trench was Silent Within the trench was silence, but out in front of them and just in back of them, there was the ceaseless crash of splintering metal ns the great, enemy shells sought Gieir hidden targets, overhead, too, a steady stream of British projectiles screamed towards the German defenses. A tiny bit more light was all they needed . Then would come the British barrage, a curtain of burst- Ing steel, behind which Tommy Atkins would make his way blindly across no man's land to do or die. -l. The broad shoulders of Captain "John" hunched against the trench among his lads. His eyes were on the Illuminated dial of his wrist watch .'oimtlijg off the seconds. His men saw the big fellow standing there as they had seen him many times before, outwardly calm and steady. It gave a chap courage just to look at him. But Captain John was far from being calm as he appeared. He was waging a mighty battle with himself as ' he stood there counting. Something queer had come oi|K him . He, the hero of a hund^ft fights, was afraid. His body quivered with the fear of being afriad. Captain Can't Go Came the great moment. Captain John raised his hand, and with a cry of relief his men swarmed over the top. But the captain didn't move. He just slumped weakly up against the wall of the trench. The Sergeant Major's quick eye caught the situation. He rushed over and asked: "What's the matter, sir? Get hit?" The captain shook his head and muttered: "I just can't make it, Sergent Major. My nerve is gone." The Sergent Major bared his teeth. He didn't like the captain— and he reported the affair to headquarters. -I- TheAssislant Provost Marshal of Cassel tucked the order for arrest into Ills tunic pocket, it meant a trip to the front line to arrest man—a court martial. The A.P> didn't like life job. It was a "" tain this time, too--a Captain Jol! A pity, that. - IV The Sergeant Major guided the A.P.M. along the trench and finally pointed out a broad back down the line, with the remark: "There's your man, sir." The A.P.M. walked over and tapped the captain on the shoulder, with an "I've come for you." The big fellow turned and faced the provost. The latter's eyes encountered first the captain's chest and there they rested in amazement, for strung across the war-stained tunic was a row of ribbons, won for valor in battle. There wer medals from the British, the French, the Belgians--each a tribute to bravery. "I beg your pardon," said the A.P.M., "but I've made a mistake." "Oh no you haven't," replied the captain. I'm your man." - V- Captain John faced the music with a crash of heels, and then stood rigidly at attention. The gray haired colonel tugged at his stubby mustache and glowered at the young officei-. whom he long had known and liked. Then, as I got the report, the "conversation" ran'like this: "Dammit all, man. don't stand there like an Egyptian mummy" growled the colonel. "Sit down andV See MACKENZIE on l>age 9 R' arres a A.P.M. a «W in JolSn. T] ~ 1 Answer to Previous Puzzle ) Memorial ENjMqJ fslpUMilEliri' O 13 A I R "lv7r7r^r=TI=-I=- HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted famous monument 11 Characteristic 12 Mountain nymph 14 Social insect 15 Restrain' 17 Cravat 18 Court (ob.) 19 Keeps back 21 Note of scale 22 Otherwise 24 Eternally 26 Burn 27 Covers 28 Parent 29 Dawn (prefix) 30 Promissory note (ab.) 31 Chlorine (symbol) 32 Matted hair 34 Spreads 37 Melody 38 English school 39 Hypothetical ft>rce 40 Raged 46 Company <ab.) 47 Employ 49 Forward 50 It is in York City 51 Turret 53 Marine gastropods 55 Cozy spot 56 Scope VERTICAL 1 Tender 2 Rodent 3 PreposiUun 4 Dare 5 Waste allowance 6 Stiff hair 7 Rent 8 Correlative of either 9 Encountered 10 Dipped H Visages 13 Lovecl ones 33 II is near the 16 East Indies river (ab.) 35 College 19 Maddens lecturer 20 Chose 36 Precipitations 23 Chinese boat 41 Sharp 25 Flower 42 Exclamation 32 Obese 43 Network 44 Pounder ol socialism 45 Redact 48 Female sheep 50 Not (prefix) 52 Plural suflix 51 Tellurium (symbol)

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