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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 10, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1950 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, PubllsHcr HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. JFREDRICKSON, Associate Editor TAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace W/tmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atlnnta, Memphis. Entered is second class matter at the post- office «t, Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- (rcu, October i. 1911 Uember ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or in; suburban town where carrlei service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mail, within a radius ol &0 miles S4.0U per year, 12.00 for six months. $1.00 for three monttis; by mail oulsldc 50 mile zone, HO.OO per yeai payable In advance Meditations Have (he gatrs (if ilrnlh hrrn opened uiilu theo? or hast Ihou seen ikie doors (if the iliaduw of death?—Job 38:17, * * * lie that would die well mast always Jcok for death, every day knockinv at the gates of the grave; and then the grave shall never prevail against him to do him mischief.—Jeremy Taylor. Barbs People who don't waste time wondering what makes the world go around are the ones who keep it going. * * » Ii will be nice when It's hoi enough not to miss (hat shirt you losl on March 15, * * * You have to make allowances for college stu- dcnU, says & professor. Yeah—wecklyi * * * Silver IB one of the best conductors of electricity. Every lime we are handed change for a lifty-cenl piece we- gel a shock. * * * There's ft lot of good in a lot of people—because it never has come out! McCarthy Hasn't Proved Lattimore Set China Policy A four-man broadside lias been delivered against Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin in reply to his repeated charge that Owen Lattimore was the "chief architect" of our Far Eastern policy in the clays before China's Tall to the Keels. The four men were no ordinary cili- , lens. They were Secretary of State Dean • Acheson and three former secretaries, Conlell Hull, James F. Byrnes and Gen. George C. Marshall. To gauge the meaning of their statements, let's go back a little. McCarthy began by making charges of communism in tbe State Department, None of his. publicized cases panned out, and he finally wound up by putting all his chips on Lattimore, whom he accused of being a Red and an agent of Soviet Russia. Lattimore never worked for the department, but McCarthy nevertheless Insisted he was the maker of our China policy. He saw that policy as deliberately encouraging the Chinese Reds' victory over Chiang Kai-shek. Lattimore's political leanings stand today in some doubt. He has denied being a Communist or a Russian agent. Louis Budenz, former Daily Worker editor, has given strong hearsay evidence that Lattimore was a Red. But other top Communists, Earl Browder and Bella Dodd, have contradicted Butlenz—for whatever their testimony is worth. But it must be clear to all of us that whether Lattimore is a Communist or not can make no difference to the present Senate inquiry unless it. is established that he did indeed exert a powerful influence on State Department policy. That's where the foui secretaries fit in. These are the men who have guided' U. S. foreign policy in all areas for virtually the entire period since 19;!3. The only gap in the record is that represented by the tenure of the late Edward R. Slcttinius—a span of less than a year. Without exception they declare IhiiU Lattimore was not in any sense or in any degree the architect of our policy in China. And since they were and are the men finally responsible for that policy, they ought to know Of especial weight j s Die word of General Marshall. It wa s lie who undertook a mission to China before he became .secretary of state, thus acquainting himself firsthand with the situation. H was he who headed the department when the fateful decisions on China were made. Competent reporters agree Marshall himself made the choice not to support Chiang Kai-shek to the extreme extent necessary to save his government—by making it a virtual U. S. protectorate. To prove his charge about Lattimore's influence, McCarthy therefore must show that Laltimorc somehow affected Marshall hi that decision. To that Marshall now says: "The statement referred to is completely without basis in fact. So far as I and my associates can recall I never even met Mr. Lattimore." McCarthy lias tried to suggest Marshall was a dupe of Latlimore and that the general's appointment as secretary was a "pathetic thing " Certainly it is possible for a man to he influenced by the views of a man lie has never met— for his subordinates may incorporate those views in reports and advisory conversations. But the burden of proof that such influence was actually exercised is still inion McCarthy, and he has not yet established the link lie claims existed. once over lightly— By A A. Frrdrii-ksnn Every now and then an individual approaches me and-says, grinning at me like I'd just been caught robbing a grave— "Judging from svhat you write, you must be a Republican." Like one farmer's daughter told a traveling salesman: "Don't believe all you hear." Well, then, what am I? (Politically, that is; let's keep this clean.) Malign my ancestry or challenge my' legitimacy if you must, but don't call me a Ttuman- crat. Republicans range from the "public be damned" variety to those who can't be told from an Administration Democrat without the aid of a campaign button, rhe GOP is suffering from political schizophrenia and it Icoks like the party will have to borrow the St. Louis Browns' psychiatrist before it can be hypnotized into hitting anything except pop flics to the infield. In order for me to align nvysclf completely with a political party, I'd have to form my own since I don't see eye to eye with any of the existing aggregations. But then I know that forming « separate party that hewed to my views would be a pretty futile proposition. In the first place, splinter parlies don't have « chance to scratch in the big-timee. Witness the Greenback Party, the Socialist Party, the Vegetarian Party, the—ugh—Prohibition Party and, yes, even the States Right Democrats. In the second place. 1 would predicate any personal party platform on complete honesty and the virtual absence of politics as currently practiced. This in itself would put the kiss of death on the whole affair. Without politics a man couldn't get himself elected, and by being completely honest he probably couldn't stay elected. At least, not without an awful lot of changes In the current scheme of things. Consequently. I have involuntarily assumed (he role of the political wanderer. Maybe some day enough people will get sufficiently fed up with the present-bjtajid of governmental dallying to band together and agree on some oJ tlie fundamentals now being set forth oy a few individuals. To wit: That a govcrnrneent Is like a business—you can't let outgo exceed income for long without ending up party to a sheriff's sale. That a government has the same moral obligation as an individual in owning up to Us mistakes Instead of trying to whitewash them. That employing one good man at a high salary results in more work done than hiring two oafs for the same price. That the spending of other people's money deserves the same tight-fisted consideration a man gives to spending his own cash. That political back-scratching relieves (he itch only temporarily. That you can't get something for nothing. (It's amazing the number of people who still persist in bclicveing this sort of rot.) That you can't get security by just passing a law—you're entitled only to the opportunity to earn it. This last axiom was stolen outright, but I think it tops the crop. I can hear the professional politicians howl- Ing with laughter at the thought of such a -platform.' And I'm the last one to deny that I'm politically naive. Hut on the other hand, when was the last lime these ideas were given a, fair trial of any duration? So They Say With the problems facing the United States in the tield of foreign relations, it is tnost important that every effort be made (o maintain a true bipartisan foreign policy.—President Truman. * * • I am gravely concerned with the status of American foreign policy in Asia and the deteriorating situation in that continent in the cold war.—Harold E. Stasscn. * * * Too many important Republicans now seem to regard the peoples as dupes who hnve oeen suborned by tax money.—Historian Herbert Agar * » * I am confident that a number of excise taxes put on during the war will be completely repealed, while others will be partially repealed —Senate Majority Leader Scott w. I.ucas. * * * Vigilante, unilateral action on the part of Individual citizens or organizations (t lw i In the American trad'tion, and would encourage the growth of the very evils we dctcsl.--Atlonicy- Gencral J, Howard McGrath. They May Yet Get Out of the Woods America Promises Aid for Indochina The DOCTOR SAYS Chronic fatigue ts one of the most common complaints in modern society. Nearly everyone from time to time becomes tired and loses all zest for work or play. The cause Is usually not hard to find—excessive work for (oo long a period, lack of sleep, dietary Indiscretions or some similar fault of living. Tlie remedy Peter Edson's Washington Column — Navy's New Publicity Program Starts Off on a Different Tack lies in correcting the cause—or at least not doing it again. This kind of fatigue, however. Is not much of a problem. That tired feeling which is chronic and persistent and the cause of which cannot be easily Identified is much more serious, This type of fatigue is particularly common among housewives, many of whom are constantly exceeding their strength. The strain of children cannot be pinned down on any one event nor is it easy to remedy—after all what can one do about it? There are other factors besides children which enter into chronic fatigue. Inability to relax or play, difficulty in getting away from the problems of everyday life, lack of sleep, a poor diet and just plain too much to do arc the most common. Sometimes a diseased condition is at. fault. A slight anemia, for example, can and docs produce lack of customary energy. Any chronic infection or almost any disturbed bod- llv function is also likely, to produce that tired feeling. Carrying too much weight, flat feet and Innumerable other body conditions tend to produce excessive fatigue or to make that tired feeling worse. Of course. If a definite disease condition can be identified, it can usually be remedied. This is the first step In combatting fatigue. Should nothing be found, then It becomes necessary to analyze and study various factors such as those By HcWiU MacKenzle A I 1 Foreign Affairs Analyst One of the most important (and delicate) problems for solution in U.U. Secretary of Stale Acheson's conferences In Paris with French Foreign Minister Schuman has Involved r'rancc's request for aid In 'ightlng Communism in French Indochina—and Acheson already hai provided at least a partial answer. The secretary announced at tboL end of his first day's conferciMr with Schuman that American military and economic aid will be sent to French Indochina immediately. The hulk of $75,000.000 already appropriated by Congress to combat Communism in the Far East will go to Indochina. Diplomatic sources in raris say that in return for this aid. America wanted, and received, a guarantee of greater independence lor Indochina. Schuman promised that "commonwealth relations" would be established. Such mentioned. WASHINGTON — <NEA>— The U. S. Navy has launched a new program to win friends and influence public opinion. H is just beginning to show. Six months ago of nothing but controversy and bad the Navy found itself in the middle public relations. There was a sharp division in top Navy command. Individuals like Captain Crommelin were doing things their own which uul the effect of n the eye with i roking people in harp stick. The :hief function of he Navy public elations depart ment then was to : o around trying o pull out the .licks and heal KDSON the wounds. Denfeld, went to Annapolis and The controversy which (he Navy made an important talk to the midshipmen on the future needs of the Navy. This marked the launching of the Navy's new public relations policy. Admiral Sherman was public relations conscious, which his predecessors had not been. Navy public relations for the past year have been under Capt. H. E. started over the effectiveness of the Air Force B-36 super-bomber made it necessary for most top officials in the Navy to criticize the sister services. That.only made the Navy's public relations worse. At this juncture, the Navy's pub- lice relations office conducted a public opinion survey, it disclosed that the public was pretty well fed up with the inter-service warfare. Instead of standing on its traditional dignity in an attitude of superiority, the Navy decided to shift strategy. This was primarily a matter of self-defense. The old high- and-mlghty attitude was not get- ling across to the public adequate Information on Navy needs. At about this time Adm. Forrest Sherman, new chief of Naval Operations who had succeeded Admiral The proper balance between work, recreation and sleep has to be worked out. Change of occupation is not often recommended because it usually Is not possible. Many people need to learn how to relax when they have the chance. The adoption of a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins is beneficial when the abnormal fatigue is at least partly due to faulty diet. Stimulating drugs are dangerous and should not be used unless upon bcr a physician's advice. wor Need Careful Schedule Everything which can be remedied should be. including such factors as too much smoking, too much alcohol, poor diet and the like. In far Sears, an air officer who came ! too many cases there is little to be to the P.R.O. job green. This job during the war rated a flag officer, of equal, rank to the generals who had been in charge of Army and Air Force public relations. A mere captain was somewhat handicapped in talking to the admirals and generals about new pub- lice relations policies. Captain Scars kept plugging, however, and his efforts are now beginning to show- See EDSON nn Page 12 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)- - Maybe Yes, George (Montgomery) „„ •ou thought Dinah Shore's supper there for Dinah's New York and " :lub warbling—in New York, Houson and now at the Coconut Grove icre—was because of that stuff they tack up at Ft. Knox. Uh, uh. It's because of television. Dinah didn't whisper the naughty vord, as everyone else In Holly- vood Is doing. She shouted it. She's ;old. She can't wait. She said: "I look jroorl nn television. If It can make ME look Rood, television IL'ST he wonderful." Dinah Shore has always looked good to me and a lot of other people. But Hollywood wasn't so sure — she's appeared in only four mov- 'es in seven years. Hollywood nought because she could sing a ballad Dinah had to be cast as an iificnue. For seven years she's been turn- jig down ingenue roles. She said: "I'm not. an Ingenue. I don't look :ikc June Haver. I'm not light or ;ay or pretty. If anything I'm a sort of a comedienne." So comes now television and Dinah quick-like gets herself booked into supper clubs for what she calls 'workouts" for television. She gets tremendous receptions. Then she guests on TV shows—Ed Wynn's. Berle's and with Hope on that S40.- 000 Easter epic—and she goes over with TViewcrs like n new blonde with Tommy Manvllle. Waking Up Hollywood does a double-take and reaches for the phone. "It's amazing." Dinah said. There's more talk than ever about my doing mov-irs .since. I've hfcn on those three TV shows." There's a good chance she'll have her own TV show in the fall. But not every week. "That's too often." she says. "An hour show every three weeks would be perfect. It Ukes that long to rehearse a show right. It's a workout. A singer false gesture." TV appearance with can't make About her Hope? "It was wonderful. It was like doing a Broadway show. We were really working for a change. I got bored when T just rehearse tunes for a radio show. I'd like to be rehearsing an adagio dance. I want to float She had another orchid for Hob: "If you've heard anything good about him." she said, "just double it In spades for me." About her movie career? Things right now. she sayy. are perfect. There's her radio show, records, night club appearances and television coming up. "I wasn't too Interested In pictures after George and I got married, t still feel (hat way. I'm h«mr> every evening by 5'30 after the I radio show. Grwh.'if I was in a iilc- I lure. George would got home and nuyb« 1 wouldn't b« thsrel" Houston engagements. He rearranged his film and furnlture-fac- lory schedules » they wouldn't be separated. Dinah likes him around. He likes to be around. "After all." she says, "I'm in love with the guy." Costs Money Dinah confessed that the title of America's best - dressed woman 'voted her by the Southern California Institute) had cost her pretty penny but that now she's back to normal. '£For a while there." she said. "I'd look at my v:ardrobe and just sneer. I don't sneer any more and we don't even talk about the bills for the new clothes I bought. We paid 'em —and cancelled our trip to Europe." Dinah's cloths have swiftly chang- ng moods. She explains: "I'm an emotional dresser. I have chic phases, fluffy phases, younger than springtime phases and older lhan fair, phases. I don'l kno actly what phase I'm In right now. (She u-as wearing n sweater.) I'll lei you know after my opening at the Grove." ' Short Takes: Bill Elliott, who ranks among the top five western stars, is thinking of retiring. And not to TV either. . . . Nostalgic note: Mac Murray will bring a dance act to the Mocambo. . . It's finally happened: A movie theater in New Jersey charges no admission, makes its profit on candy and popcorn only. Jose Ferrer returns to MOM late this year for "A Young Wives' Talc." Lana Turner and Ava Gardner are penciled In for the two femme leads . . . Dick Powell Is paging Geraldine Brooks for his leading ladv in "Cry Danger.". . . Macdonald Carey Is cooking up a song and dance act to break in at the Oriental Theater in Chicago. RKO has "She Played grid? found and perhaps even less which can be done about it. This is a frustrating situation and no one yet has a perfect answer. Perhaps all that can be done Is to become aware of those influences which are producing a state of chronic tiredness, remedy those which one can. and be prepared to cure the others as soon as circumstances allow. while the opponents are still thinking about the bidding. For example, here's one that made a big differ- i ence In an important team match. At both tables the bidding was the same, and In each case the West player opened the three of hearts. As a matter of fact, the whole first lit A74 V964 10 * K9S + AQ 109 A 8 8 VQ1083 2 * A64 (DEALER) N W E S A J 10 3 5 2 V K75 + 873 *KQ3 W A J 4QJ102 + KJ73 N-Svul. Norih Easl South West I * Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 N. T. Pass Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. Earl Hawks went to Mem- today to join her husband who in a printing shop is employed there. J. T. Craig, who attends the University of Tennessee at Kr.oxville, is spending a few days at home. Mrs. Emma Barnes and Mrs. Allie Ruth Johnson, of Banciera, Tex- American qualification had been expected. The writing on Ihe wall for all to see is that Imperialism In Asia Is dead. The big question has been whether France was prepared to accept that verdict. In short, was Paris ready to grant Indochina greater independence? Or were our French friends asking us to help them maintain their empire? Uncle Sam is making it clear that, so far as he is concerned, imperialism Is out. although he has no objection to dominion status for former dependencies. But why all this bother about Indochina? What is it's importance to the western world? Well, Indochina is the Aladdin's lamp which might open up the rich- of all Southeast Assia to the Communists. In other words It is a highly strategic area. This is true not only in the military sense but from Afc« standpoint of natural resources ^ffii food supplies for an always hungry part of the globe. The Red control of neighboring China puts Communists in an enviable position for rendering further assistance to Indochina and to Red guerrillas in other countries. There is no doubt that Indochina is in grave danger from the Communists. If they succeed in gaining control there they fall heirs to a great wealth of rice and other foodstuffs, us well as minerals and rubber. By the same token, the Western Id loses an invaluable military base and a storehouse of resources. Control of Indochina would be a godsend -to the Communist government in China. One of the Peiping regime's gravest dangers rests in its inability to meet the call of China's millions for food, especially w.ith a disastrous famine sweeping the great Yangtze Valley and threatening the lives of some 20.000,000 people, many of whom now are reportedly subsisting on grass roots bark. But that's not the whole story. With Indochina in their hands, the Communists would be in much better position to take over other neighboring countries which in turn possess vast natural wealth and produce great quantities of foodstuffs. There Is Thailand (Siaml, Burms. one of the biggest rice producing countries), and the Malay peninsula. All of these will be in grava danger if Indochina falls. as, and Miss Jennie Powell Center Point. Texas, are here a visit, with their aunt, Mrs. Gil- Ham Starkey. Mrs. Victor Stilwell has gone to Newburn, Tenn., lor the graduation exercises to be with her sisier, Miss Wilsie Phillips, who Is a member of the class. trick was the -same, since East put up the king of hearts at both tables, with the ace of Lou played the the jack of ner was to give him a complete count on the hearts. On the third and fourth clubs, therefore. East discarded his two remaining hearts. This told West that the jack hearts was alone in the South hand. Hence when South got around to lending diamonds. West took his ace n't once and confidently ran four heart tricks. Twins Have Twin Jobs In Olive Branch, Miss. OLIVE BRANCH, Miss.— W)_ Little towns all over the country have small two-panel telephone, switchboards. but how many have twin sisters to operate them? The twins who answer your calls here are Mrs. Laura May St. John and Mrs. Willie Lee Locke. They are as close to each other now ag they were when they were carrying dolls. For 24 hours girl twins live. i day these "hello" eat and work to- writers working on With Fire." For In•JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald .lacoliv Written for XKA Service False Finesse Play | Rattles Opponents Larceny Lou looks like an unusually trustful cherub. You feel sorry for sen a nice young fellow, considering how many nasty people there are to lake advantage of him Just as you're about to give him a bit of fatherly advice you notice thai he's made off with everything lhat wasn't nailed down. His pet stunt Is to steal > trick and declarer won hearts. When Larceny hand, he casually diamonds at the second Irick! West just as casually played low. thinking that Lou was finessing for the queen. West expected his partner to win the trick with the queen gether. They'll tell you their arrangement Is the best In the world — for grown-up twins, anyway. Timber trees are grown together to force height. ClQ=9 Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle ] diamonds and return a heart. That was just what West wanted, because he didn't know that the jack of hearts was about to drop. Actually, Lou was not taking a finesse at all. He was just stealing the ninth trick before the enemy found out that they could him. After getting by with a diamond trick. Lou rattled off four clubs and three spades. Nine iricks were then home, and Lou cheerfully conceded the rest. "How did you know I'd duck?' the West player asked. "What would you do if I went right up with the ace of diamonds?" "I'd have been set." i,r>u replied. "I've been set before. What of it?" "Don't worry," West said sheepishly U> his "ni c other half of our team will make three no trump also. Even without being such smart alecks." But he was wrong. A; the other table South was not a smart alcck and he didn't make his game contract. The trouble was that he blew a police whistle before he tried to steal a trick. After winning the first trick wilh the ace of hearts, this Smith player ran off the four club tricks. This gave East the chance to make two very revealing discards. East could see that his hand was never going to win a trick. He had already played the king of hearth and his hand was otherwise entry- less. Since he was never grtng to lead a heart to his partner's hand, the most he could do for his part- HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted bird. •ISlnterslice 14 Rupture 15 From (Ger.) 16 Of the moon 18 Small demon 19 Fuss 20 Pocks 21 Gratuity 4 "Show Me State" (ab.) .5 Ailments 6 Tense 7 Melt 8 Belongs to her 9 Railroad (ab.) 10 One 11 Figure of speech 12 Occur U 1 SI SO tN H 1 S C A& M A E T R 1 5 C L N ''?. £ K M t R A P H L A ''-, N A t ; T S P E L i P 1 L b ^V- 0 DJ •J \ pi A b r LILLI /\LME D EL N E A A R t S R fc U 1 s L M A L t- H T ^ A T * A 15 :•: H A 1 1 0 N n 1 A } 1 :: T i D ^ t> H T 1 U N Cj E P (J P t fc 33 Fruit 22 Compass pointl? 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