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PAGE rOUR •THE BIA'THKVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher . BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. KREDRICKSON, Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager" Sol* JfatlonaJ Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmcr Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office .at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blylhcvitle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per "year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.80 per year payable in advance. Meditations In that thou lovest thin* enemies, and h^lest thy friends. For (hou hast declared this dnj-, thai thou regarUesl neither princes nor servants: for , this day I perceive, thai if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then II had pleased Dice well.—IT Samuel 19:6. * + * The depreciation of Christianity by Indifference is.a more insidious and less curable evil than iti- lidellty itself:—Whntely. Barbs Dad is far ahead of the~ good old Christinas tree. He's already getting trimmed. * * • + We .have a hunch mirrors were Invented to show us who Is to blame for most of our troubles. * - * * -A wallet is always B nice gift but it's seldom needed until several weeks after Christmas. *',":* * An English doctor contends that American girls work. too. much. And someMmes too manyl * * * About all that running around too much does for you is Jet* you travel in circles. (ARK.) COURIER MIWS China 'Deal' Would Last Only While It Favored Reds A successful, effective "deal" with Red China for creation of a buffer slate in Korea would be the surprise of the year. To begin with, United Nations armies on the peninsula are in retreat, ' with more Korean soil falling to the Chinese invader almost every hour. It must be clear to Tao Tse-tvmg that under present circumstances we will be hard-pressed to keep liim from hurling our forces into the sea. ( This is hardly i »n ideal bargaining position. ,But even if we held better cards, what is the evidence that Mao would be willing to make a settlement of any value to us? '.' ' . According to • estimates from the front, the "Chinese Communists have now committed a million men to the Korean campaign, though only half are as yet actually fighting. The rest are poised on the Manchurian border. You don't muster a million soldiers against 150,000 if you mean simply to protect a smaller buffer strip near your own territory. For weeks the Chinese leaders have been telling their own people they aim to throw us out of Korea. So far nothing has occurred to cast doubt upon that intention. The Chinese offensive plainly was premeditated. A million men are not readied for fighting overnight. The basic decision to send them into Korea must have been made a considerable time ago. European officials who argue that General MacArthur's last offensive provoked the\Chinese assault are not facing facts. When that drive was launched, apparently around 250,000 Chinese were already in Korea. What were they doing there if not preparing for their own offensive? Surely they weren't vacationing.- The behavior of the Chinese Reds in UN councils leads you to the same conclusion. General Wu and his colleagues came to Lake Success in no moud of conciliation or good will. Ignoring the long record of western friendship with China, they came to accuse us viciously and irresponsibly of the very crimes they and their Russian masters are committing. . •As Britain's Sir Jebb pointed out'last summer, the Communists do not really view the Ui\\as a peace agency. They regard it as a propaganda mechanism, a front on which they can wage war with words while they are fighting with weapons on the battlefield. Their aim is to confuse, to,weaken, to divide and discredit the enemy so he may fight less effectively in the field. That has always been Russia's game, and Red China's delegation appears wholeheartedly bent upon playing it, too. - -i Thus;- you can search the recent record'of Chinese deed and statement in rain lor tignt that MM* would eom* or «v«n «oc«pt « MttltoMot fa KorM. Y«t, Jn »pit« of thii weight of middle* h# might astonish us and a(rr«« to some sort of terma. Supposing for an instant that those terma were not too unfavorable for us, what hop* would we.have that they would b* long observed by China or Russia? History has taught us that an agreement with Communists is good only so long as it serves Communist purpose. Often such accords are useful chiefly in lulling us to sleep. If we got a set. tlement, we'd be stuck with the atigma attaching to appeasement of communism, .and would still face the risk of losing later what we'd held through the agreement. A wiser course would seem to be to make the best fight we can to hold what we have in Korea, without getting so deeply involved that all-out war against —China—with all its dangers for the decisive European theater—becomes inevitable. It's Disenchanting A man hunting for cues to the popular mood might be vaguely disturbed at some of the little signs that crop lip'now and then in the realm of the arts. For example, last year a play came to Broadway "bearing the hopeful tille of "The Enchanted." U was a box-office flop. This year there's a new novel out called "The Disenchanted." It's a roaring success. If you dwell on that long enough, you can get pretty gloomy. Views of Others State Taxes Now Bear Hard. Stale taxes in Arkansas »r« bearing down hard on our people's earnings. Here are a few figures which prove that uncomfortable fact. A study by the Tax Foundation puts the present, per capita cost of state taxes in Arkansas at $45.45 a year. The average for all the statej is J6fl.55, So our payment U 15 per cent of the national average. Now turn to our per capita Income. This was $883 in 1948, our best income.year. The na, tional average income was only 61 per cent of the national income. Thus, with Incomes 61 per cent of the national flgiire, we are paying 5 tal« taxes st tht rate of 75 per cent ol the nation's average. If. that isn't bearing down on the citizens, then taxes are »n affectionate kiss and not a pocketbook blister. We rank 40th among all the states in per capita state (axes-^47th in per capita Incomes. Below us, with srnaller p« capita stale luxes, ar« Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Jersey. All of these states, except Mississippi, had higher per capiU incomes in 1948—rnpst of them sharply higher. And In about thtf-Same state-tax bracket with Arkansas are the three-wealthier state of Texas, Missouri- «nd Pennsylvania. The Legislative Council U definitely on tli« right track In its critical study of budget requests. Let us hope the legislature will show equal good sense. Heavier federal taxes art * certainty. VV» dare not stint on the cost of arming the nauun. But all other public spending should be held down to actual necessity. No tax increase should be made for any purpose except one of imperative need. People must live ana have some incentive to work and p aj the gruelling taxes they /ace. ' -ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT France Teeters The French Government is teetering on the edge of indecision. The Communists of France are not ConimunlsU for France or by Prance. They are the 'enemies of their own country—Just as the Communists of the United Slates are American chiefly In the sense that they happen still to reside here. The French Reels seen to paralyze France politically in the current time of world crisis. The timing of the parliamentary emergency with the world emergency Is obviously planned. French Reds move against theii government, Chinese Reds move against Korea, where Russian Heds organize Reds of every origin to paralyze the United Nations. But for the fact that the President of the United Slates Is made by our Constitution responsible for our foreign policy, the Reds would be operating on .Congress Just as they are work- Ing on the French Parliament. Unle« Winston Churchill is again made Premier of Great Britain, there will be no certain voice to apeak out of Western Europe for a. long time to come. —DALLAS MORNINO NEWS So They Say The Lord's blessing Is all'any man should seek.—Sgt. Lyn Mortlmore, when asked In {Core* what he wanted lor Christmas. .••'•' • • The tragedy of the Korean peoples, for which the Soviet Union bears the guilt, has clearly shown that th« main source of war danger today lies in the policies of spheres of interest, inequality among states, Interference In the Internal life of other countries and economic exploitation of other peoples.—Mi'rcslav Vltorovtc, secretary of the Yugoslav National .committee for • (he Defense of SATURDAY, PBCttfBMt •, 1M» Dead End 1 Peter fdson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Location of the new H-bomb materials plfliil In the Augusta, Ga.,-Aiken, S.C.. vicinity, raises many problems on electric power hortage In thfa area. Next to Bonneville in the i o r t h west, the outheast is the iumber two pow- •r shortage area in the U.S. Primary reason Is that the South Ii growing, indus- Peter Edson trinlly, faster than new power supply can be made available. A second reason is that large blocs of Tennessee Valley Authority power are already assigned to defense and atomic energy production in the Knoxville area. Principal pbwer generating companies In the area now are: 1. The privately owned South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. It now has an estimated 300,000 kilowatt peak load with a 225.000 kiv. :npnclty. It has been buying 10.000 kw. from the stale power authority 2.'Tliis South Carolina Public Critical Electric Power Shortage Surrounds New H-Bomb Site I Service Authority operates the 132.000 kw. Santee-Cooper dam and power plant some 100 miles east of the H-bomb materials plant site. The Santee-Cooper system was started as a Public Works Administration project back in depression days. It was completed by bond sale, most of the bonds being held now by Reconstruction Finance Corporation. County riant Is Too Small 3. The Greenwood County utility Board operates the small Buzzards' Roost hytlro-eicctrio plant some 75 miles to the northwest. But this installation does not generate enough frower for its own customers and is afraid it will he swallowed Up by the state'» Santee-Cooper system. 4. Georgia Power and Light operates on the other side of the Savannah River, but has never sold power in South Carolina. One reason is that it has no power to spare, with a peak load of 1.300.000 kw that Is constantly growing. Another reason these companies don't like to connect their grids and operate across state lines is that to do so would bring them under audit and control regulation of Federal Power Commission. Last March, Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman created the Southeastern Power Administration to handle the marketing of any surplus power that might become available from Army Corps of Engineers flood control dams. SPA's area includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia West Virginia and the southwest corner of Pennsylvania. Tennessee Valley Authority territory is excluded. So far, therefore, SPA has had only 110.000 kw. of power to dispose of from two dams—Dale Hollow on the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Allatoona In northwest Georgia' But there are eight other dams and generating plants under construction with a total capacity of 880,000 kw And 19 other projects in the 10-state area with a potential capacity of over 1,000,000 kw., have been authorized by Congress, though nol appropriated for. Biggest of the projects under construction is the mile-long, 200-foot See EDSON on Page 8 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA> — Gordon MacHae, popping the applause meter in his first night club engagement at a Las Vegas hotel, looked blank when I slipped him the /lash that the Hollywood Women's Press Club had voted him, along with Bob Mitchum, the "least cooperative actor" o! the year. "I don't have the slightest Idea why," was his first reaction followed by: . "Well, maybe I am lazy about fan magazine stories and layouts but when you have three small children In the family things get complicated." . There are, however, no screams of "un-cooperative" from Gordon's Las Vegas audiences. The singing star punches up his act with friendly chatter, impersonations, a turn at the piano and even soft- shoe dancing. He's a hit—a bif one. MacKae's arrival In Las Vegas was a sight for a camera's eye—a station wagon bulging with his wife. Shelia Stephens, the three kids, a maid, 14 pieces of luggage and an 18-foot boat with an outboard motor. The bass fishing on Lake Mead and the trout In the Colorado River below Boulder Dam. MacRac grinned, "keep me out of trouble." Vivacious Mrs. MacRae's movie career Is progressing as wcli as Gordon's. He says: "She's the talent In our family. When you meet her. yon meet me." About ht.i Warner contract: "It's jot four years to go. I'm underpaid, the roles haven't hren loo good, but I'm grateful." PM To TV Paul Muni Is ready for a comeback—on TV. . . . Betty Button's new Community Chest slogan— "Don't give 'til it hurts—give 'til It feels good." . . . Linda Darticll has Joined the free lance ranks, ending her long S5008-a-wcek 20th Century-Fox contract. She's promised Fox one movie a year. Jimmy Stewart—okay following »n emergency appendectomy in London—is due back in Hollywood Christmas Day. . . . Gene Tierney, as the star, and hubby Oleg Casinl, as the producer, are form- Ing an Independent producing company. . . . Hulh Chattrton Is In lown talking about landing in a director's chair. . . . It's Van Johnson and June Allysoi) apiin In "Too Young to Kiss" nt MGM. It's a ro- matlc comedy slated for the cameras in January. Ib» widow tt MJinikr ma pra . ducer Alexander Paal are getting together on a film biography of the ballet star. She's due here from Paris during tho holidays for a three-month visit. The Hollywood beat: Nobody at MGM was surprised at Jane Powell's stork flash. She's been givte; out with bassinet talk for the past month. . . . Glenn' Davis, the Barns' grid ace, and Ann Blyt'h/are dating. He was once engaged to Liz Taylor. . . . MiUi Gren Is telling pals that she'll retire after her first bowler Is delivered by the stork next year. . . . studios try- Ing to borrow Judy Holllday from Columbia, .since her click in "Born Yesterday" nrcn't having any luck. Her contract calls for one picture See HOLLYWOOD on Pa r e 8 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BT OSWAI.n JACOB* Written for NBA Service Small Mistakes Will Catch Up With You "You often write about some'play- er's mistake," comments a Pittsburgh reader. "The mistake usually rosr* a game or a slam. Are all mistakes as costly as that?" No. Some mistakes don't cost anything at all. But then nobody notices them. That doesn't meari that they aren't mistakes. By way of comparison, suppose you developed the habit of crossing the street with your eyes closed. You might get away with It once or twice, but It would still be pretty foolish Even so. you wouldn't get written up In the newspapers—until you got it Ir. the neck I We can see » parallel In a bridge hand. North's bid of five diamonds was part of the Blackwood Convention. South, by bidding four no-trump, had nsked how many aces North had. North, by bidding five diamonds, replied that he had one ace (not necessarily In diamonds of course). East's double of five diamonds \vns meant to suggest R favorable opening lead fo his partner. South wasn't worried about a diamond lead. He knew he would be able to discard a small diamond on the ace of clubs that his partner had promisee! to supply. All he needed was a strong u-utnp holding 1st the dummy for a grand slam. He thought about bidding seven, but lost his nerve and bid only six. "Six spades was a fine contract *J993 WEST *» ¥ 10984 J *1065J + AJ1»7«2 RAST •KQJ81 - Sooth 2 V 3 * 4N.T. 6 * SOUTH <D) AAK107J V AKQJS2 * A7 *Non* Both vuL Weot Norih But Pxn 3 * Fas* Pa» 4 * Pass Pas. 5» Doubl* Pan Pat Pji, Openinc and should have been made. As It turned out. however. South might Just a< well have had the fun of bidding seven. He wouldn't have made it, of course, but he didn't make the small slam either. West opened the deuce of diamonds, and South won with the ace He properly -laid down the ace and king of spades, hoping to drop the the queen. When that card failed to appear, South knew he had to lose a trump trick. And South got a little panicky about the diamond loser in his hand. South was very anxious to g<\ to dummy to discard his low diamond on the a« of clubs. Hence he cashed the ac« of hearts and ruffed a low heart In dummy — hoping to cash the ace of clubs next. Unfortunately for South, East was able to over-ruff. Naturally, East then took the king of diamonds, setting the slam contract. South had a blind spot, of course. There was no need to discard his own low diamond on dummy's ace of clubs. He should have ltd a second high heart from his own hand In order to discard dummy'* low diamond. East could ruff the second heart just the same, but then there wouldn't be » diamond trick; and the slam contract would be. fulfilled. , South made a mistake, but he was also very unlucky. After all, there would have been no trouble If East hm! heid a sf«nd heart. South would have made his slam In spile of his poor play. If this had happened, South would h»v» paid •• atttnUaa to Goes Out the Window MACKENZIE who Is in Washington conferring with President Truman over the world crisis, has declared there will be no appeasement et communist China. The two heads of government said by John HIghtower, AP diplomatic expert In Washington, to appear "ready to consider any reasonable proposal for a Korean »t- Th« DOCTOR SAYS •f EDWIN P. JORDAN M. B Written for NEA Servlc. It Is almost universal for youngster! in their teen, to take part in high school athletics. There Is no doubt that this Is good on the whole, but one question that has never been satisfactorily answered is .whether competitive athletics of the more strenuous kinds are harmful. This is not much of a problem lor girls, but the possible effect of some kinds of sports on the heart can be very important Indeed for boys. Competitive sports like baseball football and field events would not be likely to harm the hearts of any of those thus engaged who are In good- health. Football .auses injuries, of course, but not to the heart because there Is no long- continued muscular effort. Rest periods come at frequent Intervals. The question of injuring the tieart Is more likely to come up In basketball, crew racing and middle distance track, in these last-mentioned sports the muscles are In constant motion for rather long periods of time, thus throwing a continuous burden on the heart. Sometimes one hears the expression "athlete's heart." Not all who have studied this question agree there Is such a thing Dr. J. W . Wilce. who was the famous health director of Ohio State University, studied the heart size in 233 Amercian. male ath- ctcs. He found that In many of hese the heart was enlarged, but that this did not cause any apparent 111 effects. If the athlete was otherwise normal.- A heart which is merely en- arge as. a result of occasional strenuous exertion usually returns o nvmal size. Long-continued physical strain may result in permanent heart enlargement, though -his of Itself is not harmful. However, the person who' has any trace of heart disease and engages in extreme' physical effort s much more liable to serious in- ury. . From the practical point.of :'vlew here is little danger to the heart rom any sport which does not In- •olve continuous .muscular .. exer- ion at top speed for several minutes at a time, in' sports that do equire this exertion, the heart must be carefully watched tor evidence of disease or-strain. Beware Even Minor Ills It seems, particularly undesirable to engage in this form of athletics during or immediately after even a minor illness' like a common cold. Also if the growth Is especially rapid, there may be some increased danger of Injuring the heart by over-exertion. Everyone agrees .that proper training before, engaging In competitive sports is highly desirable. Physical examinations beforehand and repeated, at ..frequent Intervals are well worthwhile. Adolescents, especially those who are In V^stage'of rapid growth, need to use particular care. It seems most probable 'that after about the age of 18 the heart and the other bodily organs and functions are better able to stand physical strain than they are during the preceding years. the hand, never realizing that he had really m'ade a mistake. The way It actually turned out, South learned a lesson that he won't forget In a hurry. tlement K tt do« not e»M tor -an. peasement' of , th» Chine** com- "The position may be roughly summarized a* one favoring but not at tsif price." Just how far Western juuas would be willing to ge renufew v> be seen. That depends ~ attitude the Reds adopt. But "appeasement" is out m window. Why it It that this term causej such revulsion? The diction, ary telli us that to appease It *• pacify, and that would seem at *" ~ laudable undertaking. "5*?Hi' be > Well, that', what it meant n 1938 whfti British Prime Xtafc. to ter Chamberlain tried to appeal* Hitler. Since then appeasement hae come to connote abject submission •—* term of bitter reproach "I Follows! < i imberlata- I feel strongly ,tj this subject because it was my fortune to follow Chamberlain on his 111 fated appeals to the fuehrer. I saw the tragedy unfold gradually in the parleys at Berchtee- gsden, Godesberg and finally at Munich. I followed the Fuehrer on his triumphal entry Into Czechoslovakia ana heard him proclaim with raucous arrogance that not in a thousand years would the Reich withdraw from that land. Then, after a long swing through the uneasy Balkans, I headed back for England. ^. "U Year. U the T>ay» ffs almost 12 years to the da* that I arrived in London, and I <m troubled, for i had encounter.? something which I couldn't explain with certainty. So I took my problem to one of Britain's Jrreat statesmen—a man whom I hadn't met before, by the way. After Introducing myself I put my case bluntly: "I seem to have sensed KM beginnings of a change In British sentiment and policy towards Germany. I shall be grateful tf ro« can tell me for my guidance whether I am right, and If-J am, what , U means." "You : are right," he replied without hesitation (nnd I an quoting from memory). "We hare come to the conclusion that the policy of appeasement Is a failure, and that there Is no longer any we to jnvma "We reluctantly hare oonetaM that Hitler Is lot susceptible to any moral Influence. He Is a man with a dangerous obsessjon. W* ha™ decided that he must be smashed. H necessary we shall use foroe> Well, it was necessary. a*pt 1 the next year Hitler declared war on Poland, after sighing the non- aggression pact with Moacow-the pact which made the war possible. H Is heW by some historians aat h»d Britain told Hitler where to get off in -3t there might have been no global upheaval. : • . So the .declaration of: no ^appeasement by .the Washington conference inspires confidence arriong he Western nations and. one would .hmk, might Inspire some i In the Red camp. 15 Y»«ri Ago , Today The country club was converted into a home on the eve of Tuletude Saturday afternoon when 'Mines. A. Conway, A. B. Falrtield, J. H. H- tlns, Cecil Shane and H. H. Houchins entertained 108 guest* for a bridge luncheon, in tht bridge games Mr«. W. A. Afflick won first prime, a crystal salad bowl and matching plate. Mrs. Farnsworth Black received an illuminated bowl whit* table lamp for second high, third prize, a Sunday night supper plate, went to Mrs. Walker H. Baker, and Mrs. Rodney Bannister wa» glTen a aet of crystal ash traje Jot Sow score award. * George Shamltn, Dr. W. A.. Ortm- mett, R. L. Galne*, W. H. Btovafl and son, Billy, Pteyd Hargett and son, Mose Smith and Washington Thompson, of Yarbro, hare returned from a deer hunt m th« Big I^ke woods. They did not kill any deer but they were lucky la their hunt for quail and aquiireU. Large Insect *n*w»r to Pmte>i» Punk !ilCJMMHf-j. nconi vin ROUZONTAl 1 Depleted ^D9ecT* ID* trap-door —•7 Its nest in the ground hat a top « Small 14 Indolent 1$ Brew mad* •with malt 1C Aromatic heri 15 God of flocks It Through 20 Proboscidei Jl Rude'house 32 While 24 Pronoun 25 Value 27 Operatic sote •30 Encourage 31 Debit note <•*>•) 31 Symbol for illinium 33 Portrait statue 39 College official 38 Play part 39 Universal language 2 Heap 3 Repeat 4 Delirium tremcns (ab.) 6 Enthusiastic ardor ( Nevada dty 7 Stockings * Followers 9 Symbol for .^nickel • !0 Burrowing . 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