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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES. Publisher HARRY A KAINES. Assistant PublUhtr A A FUEDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Soli National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Witmer Co., New Vorlt, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Uemphit. . Bntercd as second class matter at the pott- office al Qlrtherille, Arkatuas, under act at Contress, October ». 1911 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf carrier In. the city 01 BlrtlievIHe or any iuburb*n town where carrier service U maintained. 2So per week.". By null, within a radius ol 60 milts »5.M per* 1 year. 12.50 (or six months, »1.25 (or three montrn: bjr null outside 50 mile, zone, »12.50 per year payable Vn advance. Meditations AncJ I appoint unlo you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me.—Luke 22:29. * * * Christ and His cross are not separable in this life, • howbcft Christ and His cross part at heaven's door, for iliese is no house-room tor crosses in heaven. One tciir, one sight, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble cunnol find, lodging there.—Rutherford. Barbs After all, horse sense is just good old stable thinking!. * * * ; One greal problem, sajs a scientist, is to find something worthwhile to do with leisure time. That ought lo be i good laugh for mother*. * * » A Florida boy caught a fish with three pennies in it. Hot bad, when you consider the fins it also had. . * * * Two operations In one: a wife's face lifted and a husband's jaw dropped—when he sees the bill. * » » Hats with earmuffs should be popular—If they'll keep you from hearing what people say about the weather. Slurs at Kefauver Probe Are Unprincipled Politics Sen. Estcs Kefauver of Tennessee, chairman of the roving Senate Crime Investigating' Committee, is said to be in the doghouse with some of his Democratic colleagues. They feel his disclosures did serious harm to Democratic nominees in some states on Nov. '/. They have in mind especially the case of Sen. Scott w. Lucas of Illinois, outgoing Senate majority leader. Lucas appears to have been definitely hurt by facts the Kefauver group helped unearth during their inquiry in Chicago. • A .prospective committee witness was murdered. The Democratic choice for Cook County sheriff, Dnniel Gilbert, gave the committee a feeble explanation of how he managed to amass ?360,000 over the years on a $9000 salary as , chief investigator for the state's attorney. Gilbert proved a millstone Wound the necks of top Democratic candidates. Lucas barely sneaked home ahead of his Republican opponent in Cook County, where the polished Democratic machine could normally deliver him a margin in excess of 200,000 votes. No other caso was as pointed as this. But generally the committee's findings tended to reflect more on Democratic regimes than upon Republican. And some angry Democrats rate this fact as one of the really decisive elements in the country-wide outcome. For the sake of their o\vn standing as lawmakers, these men had better not make their names known publicly. For their attitude is (|iiite indefensible, [t amounts to saying that the Kefauver committee should have soft-pedaled its investigation wherever it proved embarrassing to Democrats The committee was authorized in this year 1050 to "Ho its job. Kvery man who voted for the inquiry knew full well this was an election year. That the investigation was nevertheless approved certainly suggests that most men wanted a fair and complete probe without any punches pulled.- They were willing to brave the consequences politically. Al( the more reason to censure the handful who, by blaming Kefauver lor conducting an open and honest inquiry, reveal their essential insincerity. It's too early for even a tentative appraisal of the committee's work. But it evidently has tried to keej) the investigation earnest, non-partisan and genuinely searching. Ou the basis of the record to date, it merits the applause of Democrats and Kcpubhcans alike. The boos should be reserved for those who think it should have made itself a servant of one political party, Fowl Outlook Senator Taft says that if the Far Eastern crisis continues to he acute, Congress may not be able to get home from this final session as early as v/as planned. A lot of lame ducks may be late for 'their Christmas turkey. BKYTHEVn.LB, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Views of Others You Can't Ignore Cold Fact of War Immediate .audible repercussion of President T^nntm's Informal statement on use of tlie atom bomb is alarm on Itie part of our allies. Nothing has been heard from Mao and his Moscow colleagues, but Clement Attlc'e is hurrying to Washington with tlic obvious intent of saying "Please don't." So far, the President has mentioned only using the weapon In Korea, where It would do the least good. Pointedly he has left up to United Nations the decision of atom or any other kind ol bombing outside of Korea. The atom bomb is unlikely to be used south ol the fvlanchurian border and, if used there, it would bo little likely to draw reprisals, Tiic latter might b« made- Russia—if mainland China is suddenly subjected to atomic warfare. Hie recourse most likely to end hostilities, as it did in Japan. This might, indeed prove the advent of World . War in and it is this that alarms Western Europe, the certain initial battleground of that conflict. Neither singly nor collectively do the countries that comprise the anti-Russian bloc regard themselves as able to oppose effectively "a Russian decision to overrun them. As Congressman Walter Judd said in Dallas Thursday night, only Britain, Norway and Turkey can be relied upon even to fight to the death. , ! ' This is the essential British interest in the eventualities of Korea. It is a consideration that must be weighed. But weighed, too, mus_l be thej alternatives. This country is still in the painful position of gambling with the lives of the men It, Iras draltcd into service and to whom the nation owes the responsibility of the utmost security we can give them. The British apparently continue lo top with the highly fallible theory that peace with tho Communist idea can be bought. The idea is only tenable If Use purchase price is surrender. Nothing else is legal tender In the Red market No doubt concessions could obtain Moscow agreement but the blackmailer always conies back for more. He gets what he wants or he takes It. Britain'rightly sees a fearful possibility. But our plight in Korea til defense of Britain ns well as of ourselves is a very real matter. In Korea we .can not'afford to betray the confidence our troops place In their government. We can not afford to let others force us to betray them. The only realistic position for both the United Nations and the United state's u, to recognize that Communist China has declared war and is waging it with all the force at Its command. There can be but one retort to that. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Paid in Full? In York, Nebraska, a druggist received an anonymous letter containing 25 cents. The writer said lie had ordered two root beers about 10 years ago niid slipped oul without paying. Here is something of an intricate problem for llie arithmetic class. Assuming that the drinks consumed were nickel root beers, the patron now would owe the druggist n cents instead of 10 cents, since the purchasing power of the dollar (or nickel, dune or quarter) has shrunk in about that proportion, since liMO. In addition, lie would owe six cents' .Interest, taking a rate of s pet cent for 10 years (and not compounding). On this basis the culprit has paid his debt In full with two cents to spare. But if.they were 10-cent root beers, the poor fellow, whether he realizes it or not, still has something on his conscience. The class now will turn to the question of whether the thrifty young man who deposited So nt compound interest in 1930 can buy as good a hat with the proceeds now as lie could have bought with the $5 then. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say Among the top classes of the world--and I mean women with taste, not necessarily money— Americans are the best dressed.—turned dress designer Charles James. » • » Jn a defense period, people have just got to be willing to accept n little smaller rate of return on tl'.eir money. That's part of their contribution to the defense prcgram.--Treasury secretary John Snyder. * » * I have always felt that there were two strikes agniiut, me, and that lo succeed I had to do a better job than anyone else.—Sen.-elcct John Paslore (D.. R. I.I, first American of Italian parents lo be elected to the Senate. * t » We must never stop waging the light for greater productive capacity. The simple fact is that inadequate capacity to make steel puls Ihe brakes on our whole industrial machine and threatens both the rational defense and civilian economy.— Inlerior Secretary Oscar Chapman. * • « Time has become the most compelling factor in our defense planning.—Army Secretary Frank 1'acc, Jr. * * * I Just, happen to think a girl can be a star without the glamor. Sf I'd rather look at a dinosaur in a museum than a tired face fr. a night club, that's my own business.--Movie starlet Barbara Brittun. Commander-in-Chief of the Anti-Inflation Army WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1950 Peter fdson's Washington Column — Crisis in Asia Creates the Need For Marshall Plan Set-Up There WASHINGTON (NBA) — A' new job for the Marshall Plan—in Asia —is shaping up as a result of Economic Cooperation Administrator William c. -Poster's trip through the Par East. Originally the Marshall Plan" was brought forward to help European recovery. That phase is now about to run out. Western .Europe has not fully reconstructed, but it has recovered remarkably. its Peter Efoon. production rates are above prewar. The dollar gap In trade balances Is closing. The emphasis in Europe has shifted from recovery to rearmament. And the four-year period for which the Marshall Plan was conceived is about over. In trie meantime there have been equally important changes on the other side of the world. At the start, of the Marshall Plan, Indonesia and French Inda-China could be given aid because they were de- pedencies of the Netherlands and France. Indonesia Is now on Irle- peclct republic and IiidOrChlna is given more autonomy as the Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Marshall Plan aid originally given to Nationalist China is now limited lo Formosa. Aid to South Korea must soon be extended to the whclc country. Prospects lor a Japanese peace treaty, though remote, will still leave the need for some further aid lo Japan alter the mill- In ry government pulls out. With communist pressure Irom Red China Increasing, Burma, Thailand and. perhaps even India iUcir will need greater .support. What all this seems to do is to cut a lot of cordwood to throw on the fires of debate over the Pacific question, sure to be a top Issue In the neiv Congress. Giving the Marshall Finn more work to do in the Par East is therefore an important Play in the game of politics here In Washington. Positive Action May Refute GOP A chief Republican criticism of the Truman administration Is that it' has let Asia go down the Communist drain while trying to save Europe, if now the Truman administration comes forward with new plans for aid to Asia, it will be calling the Republican bluff. Kow' much will they be willing to put up' to back their bet on saving Asia? At the same time, getting Congressional backing for more aid to Asia will Improve the chances for completing the Marshall Plan.Job in Europe, even If on a reduced schedule.. First test on this Asian aid program will come when the Truman administration sends to Congress a request for a new $250.000.000 aid program for the Philippine*. An agreement for such aid, under Marshall Plan administration .has just been concluded in Manila between Philippine President Elpidio Qul- rino and ECA Administrator Foster. Main reason was the financial crisis in the Philippines. Since the end of the war. the newly-independent government had run through over $1,250.000,002 in U.S. ald_. The Philippine economy was headed for the recks. This special report prepared by a Presidential Survey mission headed by. Daniel VV. Hell, Washington banker and former Undersecretary of Treasury, recommended -another $250,000.000 aid over the next years. Balk at U. S. Supervision of Funds When Mr..'Foster told President Quirino that this aid"" would be forthcoming only under American supervision and direction, the Filipino chief started to balk. It was the old stuff. The Filipinos were a sovereign people, and supervision would be distasteful. '-, ' Nevertheless Mr.J Foster laid it on the line flat that if the Quirino government got any more American aid it would have to be under the same terms that Marshall plan aid was given to Europe. Having made this clear. Mr. Fosler took off for Korea for another inspection. He left R Allen Griffin, Marshall Plan administrator for 'the Far East, and Vincent ChecchI, Bill mission ECA representative, to work out the details. When Mr. Foster came back to the Philippines a week later, he sat down with President Quirino, oJse down with President Quirino, Jose deep in debt to the government, and Finance Secretary Pio Pedrosa. Quirino tried to weasel out of requirement'; that his government must Increase taxes, enact a minimum wage law, effect other reforms and start prosecuting its crooks and grafters. Foster stood firm.' Apparently on impulse, Quirino picked up n pen and signed. So dirt Foster. Whether the deal Is •ratified is now up to the U. S. Congress. If approved. It would seem to put ECA In business in Asia for five years. IN HOLLYWOM! By F.RSKINE JOHNSON \ NBA Staff Corrcspondcnl HOIAYWOOO (NEA) — Movies Without Popcorn: A calf once n-n.s a brown-eyed critter that nuzzled ip to a cow. Now it's something every gal show,; in movie sagas of the plains is box-office bait. Director Raoul Walsh makes iure that the cameraman gets a good angle on Virginia Mayo's garns in it scene for "The Travelers," a super ncig - and - whinny symphony. The scene being filmed lias Virginia. .Iresserf in dungarees and linsey, accusing Kirk Douglas of kicking her in the leg with his spurs. Walsh's camera gets a good, long look at Virginia 1 !, calf. "Gosh," says the director, "calves tiavc changer! since I first starled directing westerns." Gorgeous Gussi .cMorau's unpredictable panties may or may not invc turned the trick but it's a icnnis cycle for sure in Hollywood, tda Lupino latched on to ihc rack- In "The Money Game" and now Alfred Hitchcock's cloak-and-dag- gcring Ihe tennis whizzes in -strangers on a Train." HilchcocK FMls Bouncy The set represents Foresl Hills. Ruth Roman drives up In a taxi and rushes Parley Granger away from his tennis malch In time to prevent Robert Walker from an act of rrurder. I asked Hitchcock, who looks ike a massive egg astride two pipe cleaners, what bit he will p],i v |n he picture. It's a Hitchcock 'tra- Ulion for the director lo appear In at- least- one scene, "This is a tennis pirlnrp." he ilandly replies,- "ctud I shall nfav the ball." * * * * Jeanne Craln. Belly Lynn, Jean Pelers. Lenka Peterson and a bevy Df beautiful ijirls are framed against ho background of '« dormitory set :i fVnt't college film, "Tak« Care of My Liltle Girl." Director Jean Negulcsco. a witty Rumanian who keeps telling his players to "Be lazy like a Rumanian" or "He energetic like a Rumanian." is holding the reins on the picture. . . The sequence concerns Jeanne's refusal to date a fraternity Romeo In spite of Betty's insistence. The rest of the girls curl up on their beds nnti listen to the argument. Later I pick up one of the books that a pretty blonde co-cd has been reading studiously during the scene. It's titled, "What to Do When Iho Stork Comes." Hmmm. This fs a college subject? * * • The professional b e d-warmer pops up in UI's "Don Renegade." Tills Is the picture about early California that co-stars Cyd Charisse and Rlcardo Montalban. The Set HOI.I-VWOO1> on raje » • JACQBY ON BRIDGE BT OSWALD JACOBY Wrillen Tor NEA Scrvlc« Chance for Small Slam Was Muffed "My partner and I came a cropper on a grand slain the other evening," writes a San Francisco correspondent. "We'd like you to comment oil the bidding that actually took place and to suggest what the ! bidding should have been. "As you can see, there was no play for the contract. South had a losing heart in c«ch hand, with no possible way lo discard U. He slrug- glcd for about five minutes, trying to develop some sort of improbable squeeze, but he eventually had lo give up the heart trick. "What was wrong with the bid- ding? When should we have known that we were headed for trouble?" Curiously enough, all the difficulty developed from the opening bid. Once South makes the mistake of bidding one spade, it's very hard to stay out of the grand slam I After the opening bid of one spade. NArth must certainly make a jump takeout of some kind. Since ne lacks a real side suit,' he must make this jump in a short suit. There Is no way for him to know NORTH *AQJ73 V A62 « KQ10 + 109 WEST *84 »Q973 «843 + J762 EAST S«ntk 1 * 4 + 5V «* ¥J105 » J972 + Q8S4 SOUTH <D) »K1095 Cast Pass Pass Pass » ASS *AK3 Both vul. West North Pass 34k Pass 4 N. T. Pass 5 N. T. Pass 7 * Opening lead—4 1 whclher three hearls, three diamonds, or three clubs Is the best choice. There Is certainly nolhlng wrong with Ihe Jump to Ihrce clubs. Now South is compelled to raise. The hand is far too good for the weak-sounding minimum rebld of three no-trump. If North has a real club suit, (which South, at the moment, has' no reason to doubt), the immediate raise may be a. vital step In reaching a slam. From this point on North merely wants to find out how many aces and kings his partner holds. By means of the Blackwood convention he finds out that South has two aces and three kings. North can see all of his losing crmls accounted (or except the third heart. That Chinese Manpower Is A U Expendable By DeWllT.MxcKENKIE AP Foreirn Affair. Anilj.l There's an ugly sound to that cynical phrase ."they are expendable" ns applied to Red China's millions o/ fighting men. To Western ears it is particularly ugly when used to designate [he horde of Chinese who are pouring The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JOBDAN', M.' D. Wrlllen for NKA Service Not long ago a pathetic letter came in Irom a woman who said that for 20 years she had been deathly afraid of being alone and that she had done everything to keep company around her. Now everyone, including this woman .knows that just, being atone for a while brings no harm. This distressing state of mind, therefore, I* a phobia or an obsession. Pear Is Indeed a strange emotion. Only a fool has never been afraid. Most people, however, when they are frightened, have some good reason. On the other hand fear when there is nothing actually to be afraid of is abnormal. There are many kinds of such abnormal fears and they undoubtedly cause a tot of suffering to those so afflicted and are not exactly pleasant for family and friends. One of the most common phobias Is jear of heights. This carrier, the impressive name of acrophobia. Many people shudder and turn away rather than look down from sonic tall building or over a .cliff. Although this is called n phobia there is actually some doubt as to whether it really is because great heights are associated with some danger, and perhaps fear Is normal where there is danger. There are .however, other obsessions which certainly are not normal. Among these are atitomyso- phobia or fear of gaiety; and biblio- phobla or dislike of books. Bathophobia would certainly be common among; children If it meant what it sounds like—but it doesn't It means fear of great depths and is therefore much like acrophobia. Don't Make Fun of Phobias One should not make tun of persons who have phobias or obsessions. They can't help It and are in great distress of mind. The cause can sometimes be traced to some shock sustained in childhood but often no cause can be discovered. What to do about a severe phobia k quit* a problem. The victim often realizes that the,, fear is not justified by the facts but 'remains unable to do anything about it unless nidert. Medical advice is often equally ineffective. In severe cases, however, phobias may be only one symptom of some mental disease. In such cases, a psychiatrist should be consulted. card can be a problem only if South has more than five red cards— since the three top diamonds and two top hearts will account for nny distribution ol five or fewer red cards How can North suspect that his partner has bid spades and raised clubs on only seven black cards? Prom North's 'point of view, the grand slam Is a certainty. The trouble, as I have noted lies with the opening bid of .one spade. The South hand Is an Ideal opening bid of one no-trump. Once r- has made that bid. he can lelax. He has shown his type of distribution arid the strength of his hand (within very narrow limits) all In one bid. Opposite an opening bid of one no-trump. North would automatically steer the hand to a small slam; but he would not seriously consider bidding a grand slam. Tile grand slam would be a good shot only (f South had all the missing aces antl kings (instead of some queen and jacks In place of a kins; or two) together with" good distribution. The combination is too unlikely in view of the opening bid of one no-trump, and North should not be tempted. un the comparatively small United Nations force In Korea. It means, of course, that these Chinese are available for cannoii-fod-, cler—and no questions asked. *i Genera! MacArlhur said yestef* day that more than 810,000 Red troops are massed In North Korea and neighboring Manchuria. Another 200.000 are enroutc to the battle zone. Three million more are under arms In China proper. Against this multitude Is pitted an Allied force unofficially estimated at 200,000. Half of them are South Koreans. That means odds of more than six to one in favor of the neds as things now sland. And this ratio would be vastly altered in a short time If Pclplng should start pouring the other available millions into Korea. The .task of MacArthur and his U.N. force Is to form n new line across Korea, perhaps at the "waist," and keep the Chinese avalanche from driving them off the peninsula into the sea. The defenders "expect" lo turn the trick. To achieve this they have to beat that ugly expandability. Hells Mass lu Win The Chinese Communist successes in Korea have been due largely to massed attacks in which the Reds have advanced through sheer weight of numbers. The Red generals 3$ times have made up for lack ef guns by massing manpower Of course that's a trick ns old as war Itself, but it strikes a weird chord these days. And what makes these men "expendable?" Is it their own choice, or Is it forced on them? Well, it probably is a bit of the former and much of the latter. It's true that many Oriental peoples regard death with a stoicism which the West finds hard to understand. A typical example was afforded during the late war by the suicide squads of Japanese airmen (Ktvmi- kase) who dove their bomb-laden warplanes right into Allied warships. However,, one has to report that the cases of many Chinese Red troops lacks the glamor 'of such fanatical sacrifice. For theirs frequently is a forced service. However one way or another, the Chinese soldier is a brave man. Kecruiling Is Ruthless Chinese Nationalist sources who have been through the war mill tell me the Red recruiting system is ruthless. They put the matter like this: The soldier Is forced into the ranks and kept there by threats of harm to his family if he doesn't obey orders. This threat also is held over the fighting men In massed attacks frremieiitly, too. they are driven Into action with machlneguns. Either they fling themselves on the one and thereby gain' some sort _ chance at survival or they are shSV down by their own people from the Sometimes before an attack Nationalist sources say. the troops are given narcotics, or are sent into action intoxicated. A recent report from Korea told of a fierce attack by drunken Chinese Reds But regardless, the Chinese are expendable. And there is an inexhaustible reservoir of manpower in the country's population of some 500.000.000. That's why the U N is deeply anxious—and rightly so—to prevent a major Chinese war growing out of the Korean crisis. IS Years Ago : Today BLY 15 YEARS AGO DEC. S Mrs. Carrol Blakemore won "trie prize, a salad bowl, at the Thursday contract club this week when Mrs O. w. McCutchcn was hostess ,, Mrs ™ Bilbo Gllbort entertained the .Thursday afternoon ' Bridge Club when Mrs. T. Pox was a guest Mrs. Raymond Essary won ' high prize, a naif of copper lamps. M ss Frances Evans was hostess to the Wednesday Night Bridge Club.when Miss Jessie Lee England won the prize A turkey dinner was served meriili), :iifB> j ( , 1><llk: , „ „., atrvuii mci bers of the Mid-week Bridge Chre Thursday when Mrs. A. Conway was hoslcss. Mrs. Cecil Shane won a vase in the bridge games which followed. 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