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"(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS I iLraamLLi COUKIEB NEWS mooB*m tann co. •. W. BAIKO, Publiihw BABftT A.BAIMM, mitti A. A. mBMUCKBOM, Editor - PAVL D. KCTfAM, AdTcrtWnc lajina, Haiku*] A<hr«rtijin« R*preMntati*«*: C*, H«* lerk. Chicago, Detroit, M atcood elm nutter at the poat- »» *iyth«Tilk, Arkanau, under act 01 Con- Oetektr t, Itll. Tb* Aiaoelated Preu euMcnrpnoN RATES: Bf <*rri« la th» city ot BljrtheTllle or any aufcurban lovn when carrier Mrrlt* !• maintained, JSe per week. / *j null, within a radius of' SO milH tt.OO per yatr. U.SO for »lx monthi. $1.25 (or three month*; by lull outaidt 50 milt too*, 112.50 per jear In advance. Meditations ; Bwt BOW ye rejoke In Tour boastings: all •eh rejaidnr h ariL— Jame» 4:16. We wound our modesty, and make foul the rlMrneu of our deserving:, when of ourselves w* publiah them .—Shakespeare. Barbs People who' marry for real love have -a wonderful habit of never doing it again. ' • » * .»n Ohio bandit lell pa'* «f ' fliumb In a <l*ul pay In making his escape frum a store. PoMe« are Iryinf to match It. * * • Hotel Jcesea from souvenir hunters amount to 11.000,000 each year. Maybe everybody should give everybody towels for Christmas. • * * , . Le»» time Is ne«r found again even Ihourh J9» find time ta look for It. *. * • It's difficult to (ind a really Induslrioim per»on who has * busy tongue. See No Austerity'for U. S. Short of Long, Global War Oddly enough, just when it,looks lik« we'll b* »»ked to produce more guns, •ome.of our economists are telling us we •till can }\A\'t m lot of butter, too. Not lonj RKO we consoled ourselves with th« thought that civilian cutbacks th«n in sight .would, after all,-.turn th« economic clock back only to 1949, a very good year. A ( bisrger'war, if it should come, cer- Uimly would compel stiffer cutba?k». But «(rain, that seems to be no cause for rr*»t gloom. There's no British-style austerity in view yet. Arno Johnson, economist of the J. Walter Thompson advertising firm,- re- , ea]li how it was at the start of World War II. The ,viewer» with alarm said we'd have to chop civilian goods and iervicet from the $72 billion level of 1940 to the $5fi billion level of the lowest depression year. But they were wrong. What really happened was this: The United States stepped up its production pace enough to turn out- $100 billion in war goods'in 1944 and $112 billion in civilian output as well. . ' Johnson thinlcg we can do it again. He «ay» we can Produce eight per cent more goods in 1951, sufficient for a full defense program and a five per cent hike in our Jiving standards. Even more o'plimklic than he, Leon Keyserling, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, toJtl investment bankers in California the other day that defense activity will spur the U. S. economy to a 75 per cent increase in production by 1955. That comes to around 15 per cant a year. ' Even if the forecasts are too hopeful, the record during World War II is strong promise that we won't slide lo unbearable depths of sacrifice. That is, unless we become involved in a long drawn out global war with Russia. There's another side to this guns- or-buttor problem, too. It's quite plain from past war experience that \ve on the home front have never really had it tough. Until \ve have, we ought to be more understanding than we have been toward the people of Europe who have lived through two great wars. We must hope that in the end they will choose to fight for freedom again if it is necessary. But we can't' altogether blame them for being sick of short rations and bombs. Our criticisms would ring a little truer if we'd sampled austerity ourselves. So long a s we have it fairly easy, we must exhibit extreme patience with others less -fortunate. Transparent Camouflage Reports are coming through that Russia's Premier Stalin has summoned' V«J' diplomat* U> Moscow from th« vw-"* ioiu Boriet tatelliU eountriet. There'* »om« fe«!ing a conference is In th« wind to di«cu»s spring strategy for commun- l*m in Europe and Asia, At usual, nobody is admitting a meeting in scheduled. The diplomats have, with amazing unanimity of purpose, decided either to visit top Russian doctors or to take a "rest cure" in the Soviet Union. Only trouble with this camouflage is that some of us recall the last time a Kremlin summons went out. For a few of the satellite visitors, (he "rest" turned out to be permanent. Views of Others Vicious Spiral Rises; Washington Babbles • November 20: The government's cost-of-llvlng Index'rose today to a new all-time high, . . Nearly 1,000.000 workers whose wage contracts are lied to the rise and fill of the index will receive a pay hike of 1 to 3 cents an hour. November 30: The CIO United Steel Workers accepted today an average 16-ceiiU-an-hour wage Increase [or its 165.000 employes of the United State Steel Corporation. Bethlehem Steel Corporation granted Its 94,000 employes an identical boost. ... at the snme time, u. S. Steel announced that steel prices will be increased about 5-l|2 per cent, due to higher labor costs, December 1: Eastern railroads-today asked the Interstate Commerce Commission for freight Increases to yield an additional 4141,000.000 In revenue. Previous increases have upped i^tes for the nation'57 per cent over what they were In 1848. . . . The roads cited wage Increases In the past six months and the rising cost of fuel, materials and supplies necessary to their oper- itlon. And that Is only the beginning. On Saturday night, September 9, President Tnimart addressed the nation, it was more than two months after'the aggression In Korea had cast the black shadow of war upon our nation. He »sked for voluntary Individual action to tvert Inflation. He spoke of controls which would be put into effect u need arose. He wu talk- . Ing about Inflation »s'some future possibility, at F » moment when it wu an ominous reality. We iatd on September n and w« ripest: "The President palrmbly I* seeking to prepare the people mentally for controls^seeklng. as it were, to soften the blows when Uiey shall come. "It Is our profound conviction that the peopli need lew softening ot the blows lh»n the Con- gres* and the Administration need strengthen- ln» of the »plne and a courage lo face reality. "It la our conviction that the people, hunger for a national leadership and ,a national policy of control which will regulate our. economy and •ave ua-from a : peril u great aa the Russian menace. . - , "It l< our. conviction that the people are tougher In liber and more willing to endure aacrtflc* than ara the politicians whose eyea are orrNo- vember.and who,take eoAn^el of their fears." The November election has come, and.the Art- mlnlatratiqn .took a terrl/io IJddng. The people were not satisfied with Washington. December hajs come and,the Inflation which existed on September », while the President was talking about l,he dangera of the future, present* a frightening aspect. . When will Washington awaken to action? When will Washington cease babbling about the gravity of our situation and do »methln,r ibout It? —ATLANTA JOURNAL So They Say There, are not enough engineering students In the country's colleges to meet even the anticipated needs ot a peacetime economy, not lo mention our expanding military and Industrial defense programs—Renssclaer Polytechnic Institute president Dr. Livingston Houston. » * • Southerners definitely will have more influence and greater voice in national politics and their views on pending legislation will warrant more consideration than in the past.—Sell. Harry Byrd D., Vs.). * * * If aseression is not stopped In its Irack.- here (In Korea), It is not likely to be slopped anywhere. Failure to rc.illze this will lead to disaster.—Sen. William Knowlaml (R.. Calif.), while touring the Korean front. * • « 1 still am strongly In favor of the InsliUi- Uon of matrimony. I advi.se all and sundry who are eligible to come on in—the water is (iue.— Vice Prcildent Alben Barkley, on hU first wedding anniversary. t * * Pf-yrliolostral pr.'s'lre will continue to grow on all of us, whether the atom oomb falls or not. And If a community lacks implied leadership. It is going lo crack up.—Lester- Granger, executive director ol the National Urban League. * » » The truth is that members of Hie general public are unresponsive to the needs of organizing for civil defense.—Ohio Gov. Prank Lausche. * T t Although the United States can underwrite the preliminary cost of West European defense, it cannot permanently cndo wthe security of the non-Communist world. While the American people will generously support Ihosc free nations that share Iheir resources In the common defense they will not shop In the market for mercenaries whose pledge and will to resist must be purchased by American dollars.—Former Defense Secretary Luuli Joluuoo. Wire dfor the Same Old Sound R1DAT, DECEMBER S, jjr Always Right To Strive for Peace ] N,w New v v y ^ y . °"' Ce WlndOW )n York City's- Rockefeller Plaza * J y t f lm P' rt « the tre Whlch > rear) S'. m, >, ear S'. " f« * » m«t persuasi rough the star of Bethlehem on minder that it Is right to keep to roa its top, proclaims the message of peace on earth good will to men." Meantime across my desk there Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROr, D. D. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is th« good news of Gcd. In Its mwsage of love and grace, and its revelat of the true way of life, it Is „, strong contrast with the bad news of Ihe world, which our morning Paper brings ui day by day. Thk news Is of war and strife, o! International suspicions and dl*trusts, Jealousies and hatredi, of cold wars and threatening of tragedies 'of conflict abroad, and of crimes and gansters, gamblers 'and graflcrs, greed, dishonesties, and Incompetencie* In high place* at home. It Is. of course, good new* that if wars are fought, aggresaion and violence are being overcome, ft us a satisfaction that so many in high Peter tdson't Washington Cctumn— Triunan-Attlee Talks May Provide Touchy Topics to Be Explained __i. B J PE'I'ER EDSON tween tht rinilprf sut.r .„,< ;. . L__,I,__. •_.. . . By PETER EDSON NZA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (KEA) _ PrLns Minister Clement Attlee's visit to Washington may provide some touchy topics for the British to explain to the Americans, as well us the other way round. Ths general idea in Mr. Attlee's request for a conference seems to have been inspired by fears that ,-President Trumin would order use of the atomic bomb against the Chinese, without first British. But back of this, -reports from London indicate growing British mistrust over American policies and Involvement In the Far East, Any stirring up of dissension be- Feter Edaon consulting the U-een the United Slates and any of Its allies at thlj time Ls bad business. America needs every friend it can muster. Also, the heads of the two largest English- speaking countries ought to gel together oftener than once every Jive years. In all honesty, however, It must be reported that there has been growing mistrust of British policies—not only on the Par East, but also on Europe. So n'hen Mr. Truman, Mr. Attlee and their advisers sit down to. talk, (here can be reciprocal inquiring. Into motives. Prom the American side of the tables here are a few samples of questions that might be raised: When are the British going to break off relations with Communist-China? At least one representative of the British embassy in Washington has been .very outspoken In criticizing the United States government for not recognizing Communist China. But there is a healthy segment of American public opinion which fc gettlnz a little weary of having TJ. S. policies on China constantly compromised by Hie British. Honj Kong Traffic Ii Notorlmi The notorious trafficking with the Chinese through the British port of Horig Kong has' thwarted many,-American pfforts to cut off war supplies to the Communists. A Hong Kong court's award to the Chinese Commies of some 71- American-made transport planes belonging to Maj.-Gen. Claire L. Chennaulfs civil: aviation compay w»s ho help. > Likewise. British authorities In London, Singapore and Hong Kong refused to consider U. S. government claims on some 33 American- built cargo vessels turned over lo the Chinese Communists in British ports. These ships had been sold to the Chinese Nationalist government. Some .of their crews mutinied 8e« F.DSON on Page H personal interest and gain. It k.good to know that in the world, in all countries today, even under great trial and persecution, so many are seeking to know and follow the Christian way of life, This dark world i* not without rays ol light and hope. But the evil in the world is so great and so appalling, so scattered over the lives of men,. and so entrenched in high places of. mate- m^ s fulfilling the richness and greatness of the law' and the prophets. How did that Gosepl take ho'ld and spread In that indifferent, or hoa- tile, environment? The" Roman, trustful In the power of his might, and'his world conquest, might well have looked with scornful contempt, upon a Jewish t«acher »nd his few disciples. Furthermore, the Christians talked about things strange, to Roman ears: of love, enemies, foregiveness. blessings on the poor In apirit and the meek, and of a kingdom of love and peace that would conquer the world. The secret of that growth, which IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— I don't know about you, but movie stars— and even their dogs—are sopping up their gravy out of'dinner plates with mystic colors and designs that ixpress their inner personalities. A rose Is a rose is a rose, but a Hollywood djsh Is more than a rilsh. It's as personal ns a misty close- up and It's art, too. Aunt Nettle's prize platter with the circle of entwined hollyhocks may be okay for Aunt Nettle, but a weary movie queen wants to sit down to crockery that breathes an Image of herself right back at her when she drags home from . the studio at nightfall. .Push the mashed (Mitatocs over to the lima beans on a Joan Crawford plate and yon may he staring right Into Ihc sold splash that represents loan's yen to go galloping thrnugh a field of daisies. Sascha Brastoff. Hollywood's Mr. Big In the field of expensive ceramics. Is the bustling-wlth-talent lad who's crcat'ng the nests of soft greens and soothing chartreuses — with stars' monograms yet-..'., that top cut of lilct mlgnon. Or horscmeat tidbits for luovic- !own mutts "Gregory Peck started it." Snscha uoancd. "He came In one day with a picture of a poodle, a swatch from some forest green drapes and asked lie lo make a nlate for the hound. : went r.nmplclclv mad on the idea. : painted In ribbons and cups nnd troubles and tired the whole thing with lots ol gold. Then Grccr Garson came Iji with her poodle. Nonno self-respcctlnc Hollywood dog Is without a Brastoff plate." It used.to be that the Lanas and rtcdys would take one look at the cllicd diick staring at them and decide that It was better to starve. F.svchntocy Plates Sa.icha, a Rood-lonkint. ruddv- taccd. curly-haired ex-O.r.. changed all thai. Moviegoers will remem- scr .Sascha as Ihc Ind who did »ie ion-ling lampoon of Carmen Mir- incla in Fox's movir version nf 'Winged Victory." the Army Air Force show. Give S;\;,cti.i a sivalch nf silk frnm a Hollvnood dining room, a slim- mcrlng of an actor's subconscious and a whiff of the psychological air currents In a million.dollar mn.nsc' and he (urns nut rliow ware that ooks brllcr than Ihc cliow. High lime. too. according lo 5ns- •ha. "I know' some actors who rat out of shocking pink- plates." lie (old me. "I make plates a sort of temptation. A_slar comes home and he's too nervous lo cat. Then he looks at the table and changes his mind. There's somethine of himself there. Mood nnd glamor." Ida LupUio'i lamb chops come server! up on plates of gray blues and sapphire blues created by Sascha. And It's vibrant blue dishes for Linda Darnell that make her gastronomic Juices fizzle and bubble. Zacharj Scott, Sunny Tufls. Mike Romanoff (Sascha designed patio plates for him with leaplnjt flshri wearing gold crowns), Grecr Garson, designer Irene. IJarryl Zanuck and Gene Tierney are other movie higgles flin hare sen! Ihe ceramist rushing lo his glaze pots. " "Even ash trays should express the personality of the star," Sascha confided. "I don't like ash trays to Just be nsh trays." Miranda's Mirror - ' Sascha cooked up his "Winged Victory" lampoon of Carmen Miranda while serving as an airplane mechanic a! a Florida air base and landed smack In Moss Hart's spectacle drama with Edmond O'Brien Don Taylor and other stars. He laughed: "I wore a turban made out of barracks bags, master sergeant stripes, earrings. Armv blankets. Ol shoes built up with mess kits, pots nnd pans and propeller blades for finger nails. I was the only mad tiling in the show " The real Miss Bananas-on-lhe- Norjcin didn't cotton to Sascha when he arrived in Hollywood — "Trie impression was too eood." he n-lnkcd—and once, on a dare, he asked her to dance with him at Giro's. "Trie orchestra started playing » samba and I explained to Carmen Mint 1 couldn't samba. That's all she needed to know. Her eyes lit up and she said. 'Hold on beeg bny • she did back-bends and Hips. She nearly killed me." Charles I.eAlairr- tallinl Sascha into rleslfintnjr costumes for "Dla- moml Horseshoe." "If I'm Lucky," and "The liazor's i:rt«c" after Ihe wind-up of "Winded victory." The towering head-drosses ne whipped lip for Betty Grablc and the show pirls in "Diamond Horseshoe" wouldn't go through the set entrances. Productto. was shut down mull the sets were rebuilt. "II, was wonderful." Sascha sfgh- pd "Two girls fainted, one went up in flames and the delay cost S40.000." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BJ OSlVAMt .rAf'ORV Written for NK.\ Sen-Ire George Is Careless —Just Like a Fox When a kibitzer watches Gtner- oui Qaor.se, h« usually oomM away j (rom the table muttering to himself .about careless play. "Why, he can'l even count trumps!" one spectator recently complained. This complaint intrigued rne, so I got the hand from George. The bidding was enterprising enough, especially the final Jump to four spades. Thii jump was mads by George, who held the South cards, it. happened that his partner was 3. very conservative bidder, and George expected, to find a much stronger''dummy than was actually put down. Wes{, opened the eight of hearts, East put up the ten. and George won with the ace. He returned a low diamond, playing,the kins from dummy, and Bast took the ace East then led two more rounds of hearts, and George was much relieved to find that he could ruff the second of these safely with a low trump. pel to triumph In the world of today. ' , I think It was two-fold. It was. } first of all, an intense devotion and loyalty of the disciples to their Master. Secondly," they found the reality of Hia .mission and purpose spiritually strengthening. And with this was the witnessing, testifying what they had .heard and seen, and through others passing on the story to others, in a continuous chain of spoken experience and power. It is that sort of Christian witnessing the world needs today; and it is only In such witnessing to the power of the^Gospel that the triumph of the Christ can come In such a -world as this. WEST A 1083 V872 * J10S-I + QJ6 NORTH (D) : AQ762 ¥ 063 » K3 + AK85 feAST 4 KO VKQJ104 * A7 + 10943 SOUTH 4> A J 5 4 VAS North 1 4 Pass + 72 N-S vul. Ea.it Sonth West ' * 1 * Pass Pass 4 * Pass Pass Opening lead—V 8 Since it was now time to tnckle the trumps, George entered dummy with a club and successlully linessed the Jack of Irumps. He then laid down the ace ot trumps, dropping East's king. This left West with the lone ten of spades, which could have been picked up by dummy's queen. Much lo his kibitzer's disgust. George didn't draw (hat "last trump. Instead, he cashed the queen of diamonds, ruffed a diamond with dummy's low trump, cashed the ncc o( clubs, and ruffed a club with his own remaining trump. He then ruffed another diamond with the queen of spades and ?ave up the last trick to West's ten of spades. "He made his same." the spectator told me, "but he should have made an extra trick. If he'd Just counted the trumps he could have picked up another 30 rnints. it hurU me to watch that sort of thing," U • molt piolctiion. _ and' I have nothing nut respect for the sort of serious kibitzer who is pained by careless play. However, George hadn't given anything East's king That would have left dummy with two losing clubs, or South with two losing diamonds, He wouldn't lost, a trump trick, but he'd wind up with only nine tricks instead of ten. JSS,£.-3Sl °" r tfoubled * ur ' gruous mixture of Ideas. su »> . Rreat whlU ,Ur atop persuasive H^ ' Ing for peace. bargains It mny even be right to make providing that can b* * done with honor. And on this seort, British Prime Minister Altlee, who has been conferring with Prcal. dent Truman In Washington, lie- rlared in a speech yesterday that there will be "no appeasement" of Red China In an effort to halt th« so « slute the United of India, for their persistent search to find some common ground on which the opponent* In the ideoloc-; leal strife can meet to avoid shooting wart. Strife <rf tkr lam* However, we can't expect - anything more from the peacemaker* than avoidance of gun play, as I se« It. The bitter strife of the isms isnt susceptible lo compromise of any sort. It Is a fight to a finish between botshevism and democracy, and that desperate struggle Is likely to «p on and on, far beyond your time and mine. For the most part (we hope) thjj historic fight will be confined ts_ The Korean conflict, vo carte eruption of the cold war vVTiethjw peace efforts can achieve anythin* thert Is extremely doubtful How- ev « r . that is no reason why effort* shouldn't be made to end the bloody conflict. The difficulty of peace efforts in f <" re ctlon was shown yesterday ' m 'P** 0 * 1 b y Soviet foreign mm- And / ei Vlshfcwky In the TJ.N. «"? "^ » e , d «rtded a cti- ^ Allies Won't Quit Admittedly the avalanche of Chinese troopi pouring 'down from Manchuria against the Allies might drive the latter from the peninsula. But the Allies won't crult Tolun- tarily under pressure. ' In thU connection Prime Minij- ter'Attle* yesterday declared at a National Press club luncheon in Washington that so long as "tK« 2 t t,7v* n<( Stripes ny ln K ° re » the British flag win fly bealde them." That was a neat pledge of Anglo- American solidarity In this great However, ft t« reported -that ' t Truman ,-«nd .Premier - — "' t««".i.«*,;t«j i^ trllBL it would be folly for the Western powers to allow themselves to be maneuvered Into a major war with China. The, problem would seem to be how to keep the Korean conflict from growing. It's hard to see how this can be achieved short of some sort of agreement—a problem for the peace experts. , •:•'••' 15 Years Age -Today •:. Mrs. Mary Tennessee Harren, M . sar old grandmother of Mr«. W: D. Chamblin and Mrs. Essie Dayis, aaw *—r first talking movie today. Mn. rrell, who lives at Care City, Ark., arrived yesterday for a week'i visit with her two granddaughtera Unusually alert, for a woman of h«r age, Mrs. Harrell is having a grMt time visiting here for tha first tlnw Mis, Freldt Seeoy, daughter •* Mr. and Mrs. Plea, Seeoy, if JornJ- boro, who lived here until .year ago, reigned as queen of the flrrt freshman prom at Arkansas StaU College, Jonesboro, Friday night. ROET2ONTAL 1 Depicted famous statue the Colossus ,of 7 It represented 13 Charge with gas M Northern 15 Anger 16 Nostrils 18 Augment 19 Thus 50 Procession* 22 Down 23 Ireland 35 Intimidate* 27 Cicatrix 28 Legal wrong 29 Providing 30 Preposition 31 Susan (ab.) 32 Paid notice 33 Edge 3 S Group of players 38 Scandinavian pom 39 Gaelic 40 Arctic gulf 41 Polynesians 47 Troop (ab.) 48 Insect egg SOMinister'l, home . '" 51 Insect 52Fanalic 54 Mouth roof 56 Natural fats 57 Gazed fixedly VERTICAL 1 Elevate* 2 U wai ol 1 Minera 4 County oftcial (ab.) ' S Sicilian volcano fBurn 7 Retired 8 Sit 9 Correlarlv* of either 10 Meadow 11 Device for scaling 12 Most ancient 17 Egyptian iua «od ZO Scenbj 21 Cloys 24 Dried trap* ii ::M, s ici (-VHI-IV-JI < MI «LiMl 5i l M It ww em of the world's »*v«n —* K It w« mad» of MGems It Dijcerninf IT United M Lev* cod 4ST«ruU(« 44 Atop « Viper, •WTidy « Make lac* SlErtop 53 French irtkfc S5 Note of acal* '

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