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. PAGE FOUK BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS :!THE : BLYTHKVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. 1 H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' " JAMES U VERHOEFF Editor ' , PAtTLD., HUMAN, Advertising Manager ( f 1 Sole National Advertising Representatives: , Waittct Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis. • ' ii Entered .as second class matter at the post- ef[ic« at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con, frets, October S, 2917. > , Member ol The Associated Ptesi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ot Blylhevlile or any suburban town where carries service Ii maintained, 20C per week, 01 Sac pel month _ B; raaU, within a radius ol 50 miles st.cc pet •j year. 5200 lor six months, Sl.CU foi three mouths; * by mall outside 60 mile zone S 10.00 per year • payable In advance. ^Meditations * ^ -Woe unto him llial givclh his neighbour drink, , that pullcst thy botllc to him, itiitl makcst him drunken also, thai thuti niaycsl look on Ihelr nakednessl—Habakkuk 2:15. * * * <' All excess is ill, but drunkcness is of the *. ,worst sorl. It spoils health, dismounts Uie mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets. Is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad. —William Pcnn. Barbs i In a contest held by youngsters, a cocker spaniel got a blue ribUcm for saving the most fleas. The dog probably stalled from swatch, * * , » An Ilium is woman filed damages charging a real estate man had jilted her. She likely ex- peeled a lot from him. * * * We're coming to the days when it's a chill that blows—but good' 1 * * * The season is near at Jinncl when juvenile 'conduct will start Improving.'Lei's see now, how many days until Christinas? 4 * * , An Ohio.truck driver hnd his four tires stolen on two different occasions. Pretty soon he'll begin .to feel trimmed. ;New Defense Plan Might "End Interservice Squabble To Americans who may liave fett the armed set-vices were moving toward unity despite the inevitable inler-service bariieis, it must come ns » jolt to " realise how far off thnt.gonl still is. That awareness must surely have fol- r.oowed from the disclosure that three ' Navy admirals believe Navy morale and *- t ' effectiveness are being seriously im- J'/lfaireid by unification efforts. S , Up to now the service bickerings have been of no little consequence to -.those worried over the future of our defense establishment. But the general .feeling prevailed that Ihe nation would ride out these storms and get the health- ; ly co-operation it wants in that field. This latest development, however, is likely to blot out any optimism about an early reconciling of differences. The rift between the Navy and the Air Force is deep. It seems to have grown out oE r issues that cannot be settled quietly within the halls of the Pentagon. The problem at bottom is not whether the Navy shall have its day in : court, whether its "interests" shall be ] protected in any drawing together of armed service functions. Properly speaking, the Navy can have no interests of its own; the only interest to be considered is the effective defense of the United States. The prime issue is what the Navy's role should be in that defense. The outcome of World War U and the new strategic situation that confronted the nation afterwards left the Navy in an uncertain position. It had defeated the only major surface force regarded as a threat to American security—the Japanese Navy. In effect, it had worked itself out of a job. In the postwar era Russia has loomed as' the mighty potential adversary in some future war. But the Soviet Union, except for her undersea fleet ol" unknown size, is not a great naval power nor believed likely to become one. The U. S. Navy therefore has laid great stress on its own carrier-based air arm in its planning for the future, on the theory that this is the best role it can play now thai its staiulard surface batllewagons have no more worlds to conquer. Yet Secretary of Defense Johnson's decision not to allow construction of . a proposed Navy super-earner dealt these plans a severe blow. Since that lime the independent Air Force, com- milled to long range strategic bombing with land-based aircraft, has gained the ascendancy in overall military phmnings. It is at least possible that our defense chiefs are putting too much faith in strategic bombing, especially in the light of Russia's development of the , ,atom bomb which we hnd rated one of our trump cards. There is less prospect today that strategic bombing would give us a decisive advantage in war. But for laymen to speculate on the issue will not JicJjj much. What we need is a tremendous new attempt to create a rational, realistic defense plan that will evaluate more cm-ei'iilly than has yet been done thu respective roles suitable for the three armed service branches.' Only when thai kind of plan is framed will there be well-founded hopes for an end to harmful intcr-scrvice rivalries. They Can Read in Vermont Alger Hiss wants to have his second perjury trial switched to Vermont. Tha idea in his mind is (hat Vermonters probably read a lot less about his first trial than did New Yorkers, and hence »re less likely to be prejudiced. If the change is made, Hiss might find it almost as lough to get an open- minded jury in Vermont as in New York. What Vermonler won't resent the contention that he doesn't keep abreast of the big news? liven if he doesn't. European Red Birds Don't Be So Rough, General JIaj:-Gen. Harry Vaughan has acknowledged that his doings are viewed as "unethical" in many quarters. But he says he isn't worried because he only ' has to please two people—his wife and President Truman. As for the rest of us, he says: "I've made various suggestions as to what other people can do. You can interpolate your own interpretation of ilint." . . . The interpretation we choose to interpolate is that the general is telling us all to go to. Nothing new in that, except that it's a bit more polite than he usually puts it. Views of Others Nehru'in Washington Prime Minister Nehru's arrival In Washington has both practical significance and symbolic virtue. The traditional sympathy of Americans loi- Indian Independence Is now mulched by the practical demands on-them /or help In buttressing that Independence against new dangers In the East. The United Stales faces anxiously toward an Asia • 'iii' energetic' iiplicaval. an Asia. In''which 1 Pandit Jawahadal Nehru's star lias risen at the same time (hat Chiang Kai-shek's has declined, an Asia, in which Russian Influence threatens disastrously to replace western Influence. Having cheered ihc withdrawal or British -power from India, Americans cannot balk at furnishing some of the economic aid necessary to stabilize India against communism within and without. There is a disposition in Washington among those who are best informed to see Mr. Nehru as the key figure In Asia'today. His prestige in his own country and on His. own continent is mental. So, too, are the problems conironung him there. He lias shown himself alert to the dangers ol internal communism in India and has met (lie challenge head on. Yet while poverty, illiteracy, and hunger dog the land, while the country lacks' Ihc industrial power to transform life lor its peasant masses and back up its would-be continental leadership, «-hlla (he financial problems accentuated by devaluation of the pound mate its relations with Britain more (iiflicult, the Indian Government is at an acute dism»vama £e in dealing with communism within its own borders. On the broad Asian defense front, Mr. Nenrvt has no intention of being maneuvered into a merely negative anti-Communist position. His known antipathy l o the leadership of Chiang Knt- sliek may be explained by his convicion that communism in thnt part of the world Is not to be defected by an alignment ot Asian reaction with western "Imperialism." Reports that he | s anxious for an early recognition of the Chinese Communist government may likewise indicate a conviction tliat the mure democratic governments of Asia can hold their own people's sup- Port only by avoiding identification *ith an ,n- tructable anti-Communist froi\t controlled Irom the West. Such thinking runs counter to current American assumptions, which silll emphasize military more than economic and. psychological resistance to communism In the fiasl, Mr. Ncimi will not ask for an American loan at this lime, we are told. He may rightly ask for a more sensitive American understanding of the Asian situation, while at the same time he learns thai American interest in Asia rests on something more solid thnt a Wnll street plot to control tne worlo. — CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY Take it from me, these people are determined to improve their productivity They are wonung harrt not only to earn liielr way day bv day, but also to build for the future.--Paul o. Hotluian. on people of Europe. * * + I hope the Republicans now will develop party principles so trmt even a person as Dumb ,,s 1 will be able to tell the difference between t he Republican and Democratic Parties.—Gen. Dwitjht D. Eisenhower. » » * In the long run, the atomic bomb may prove a blessing In disguise by literally forcing us to outlaw war. A well-founded fear or the nomb may prove to be its greatest ultimate boon.—Dr. Roucrt A. Millikan, dean of American physicists. ^ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1949 PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Mrs. Truman Goes Down in History 4s the Most 'Reluctant' First Lady WASHINGTON <NEA) T - Cnncel- lation ol the White kousc formal social scnson for the second straight your came as a surprise to most so- clely talk In Washington. Word hnd gotten nround tlmt, that vvus the inn In reason Mrs. Truman had dieted so strenuously this summer: to look better In the.evening drosses she would wear" for the big social functions which she and Hie President were planning to give. • Official excuse for the cancellation was the fact that the White House Is undergoing repairs. Actually, at least a dozen suitable Washington clubs, mansions and hotels were offered to the President for en- tcrlnlnlng purposes, it was Mrs. Truman's decision to turn them all down. Instead ot the traditional big slate functions, the President and his wife will hold only n few small and exclusive dinners and receptions tills winter. As one society woman puts it. "This Insures Bcv-is Truman of goinx down in history as the most reluctant- First Lady." Whirling Gianls The Air Force has decided to keep large helicopters ?Jer:nnnently stationed In Alaska ancf in the Arctic regions for rescue puposes! It doesn't want a repent of lust winter's experience when 12 nirinon crnsli- ort in Greenland and were stranded there for more than a week because iU Fmall helicopters ciirln'L have the range to reach the men. It was only a last desperate Air Force effort which got the men off the ice, hefore Ihe Navys caricr Snl- |un which steamed out to make the rescue could get to them, Specifications for the kind of big helicopter needed for the job have been given to manufacturers but are being kept secret from the public. Onus Roots Campaign The latest maneuver of the American Medical Association in its fight ngainst Piesitlcnt Trtimans national health insurance plan Is revealed by (he following statement in the Dallas Medical Journal: "We need to locate the personal physician of every congressman and every U. 5. senator . . . and have him send a personal letter to his patient, the congressman, telling him of the danger of socialized medicine. I'rallh Story Administration lenders who are pushing the Presidents health plan storv in the next Congre_=s when predict that it will be a different tile measure comes up. They think that when the congressmen go [home, they'll get the word from their constituents to support it. They arc counting heavily on this prediction. Trying Out Consideration Herman W. Stcinkraus. president of the U. s. chamber of Commerce, gives the following anecdote as proof of his claim that labor cla- llpns is far from an exact science: "I recall a time when we were In the midst of a very difficult negotiations with the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union. Near midnight we aranged to have a club in our town send over hot coffee and sandwiches for us. When It arrived we thought suddenly of the union men and the employes' representa- tives In the room below, with .the cafeterias closed and nothing to eat since noon. So we divided what we had and sent half of it down. I shall never forget how surprised they were when they opened the door and saw what was sent down lo them. Prom that moment on the whole situation seemed to thaw. We found clauses we could agree on. There was no strike." Slow Mollon Cantlitlale The CIO Political Action Committee is charging Senator Taft with "Apian to steal 100,000 votes" when he runs for re-election in Ohio next year. The PAC says: "Taft forces are pushing the so- called Massachusetts-type ballot on which the voter must vote for each candidate and Is not permitted to vote a straight party ticket. The slower the voting line moves the loss inclined to vote are people who have to get to Jobs who are on their way home from work. Voters who can get off In the afternoon are favored." Guiile for Future Operation The Arabian American Oil Company's annual report to the Saudi Arabian government reveals that l"the major development In the company's operations during the year w.ts the increase of oil production to a point whore Saudi Arabia Is now one of the largest oil producing countries in the world." Aramco's affocials are saying that their work in Saudi Arabia might trial undertakings under ths Pres- aerve as a guide for future indus- Ident's Point IV program. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krsklnc Johnson NBA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — rNEAl — Letter from Rome (from Hollywood press agent Harry Niemcyer): "Dear Ersklne: "It's surprising how much Italian is still spoken here dispitc the fact that Hollywood has taken over most of it for movie-making. Guides who meet the incoming trains now ask tourists if they want lo see the Vatican. St. Peter's, the Coliseum or an American film company at work. "Marta Toren. whom we've brought over lo slur In 'Deported'j (plug), has bowled over the Italian p-ess by''her willingness to talk to anybody nt any time. That's somc- Ihlntr new for the Romans, "SIosl of Ihc film colony here hangs out in fronl of llie Kx- cclslnr Hotel where you can sll at siiipnalU lalilrs ;iml cat a dish of spumoni while making side lids on who \vill lie Hip next pedestrian to gel bit by a Kum»n laxlcab. "If you think Hollywood drivers are bad. you should sec the drivers here. None of them drive on the right or left side ot llie street— only In the middle. The one who finally has to give way is considered n poor sport and meels the fate worse than death ot not being given permission to overcharge American (ourists. more than a thousand lire at a lime. SCRATCH I'Ol'H HOURS "Movie-making -,s hampered considerably by llie lethargic habits of the Romans who knock off work i\l noon for a sic-sla and seldom get back to any :-crious business before four in the afternoon. During that time of. the day it's impossible to get a telephone call through to anyone. Best thing to do under the circumstances is to sit back and do as Ihc Romans do. "The hotels where tne American film companies hang out here are modern to an extreme. There is a telephone on either side of your bed (to save excessive rolling over) and an extension in the bathroom for added convenience. "Food is plentiful and. at the better hotels, just about the same price as in New York or Hollywood. Scotch is plentiful, too, but bourbon is as scarce as a blue seriic suit in a nudist camp."The most popular ilrink among ihc Americans here is Grappa and Coca Cola. The coke is left over from American Army sunplir-s. Thp Gr.-inpa, T Ihink, is left over from old pieces of an atomic Immb. CAN'T SKI: THE SCREEN' "You'll be happy lo hear that the local cinema palaces have no popcorn machines in the lobby. Hnw- ever, they do have a bar where they scl' Grappa. By the time the picture gets under way nobody cares how bad it Is anyway. "iVewspnpernicn have a strange rule here. They can't go out to cover any assignment together. \Vhcn we took Marta out lo be photographed In front of the Vatican and other places of interest, W'o couldn't U\ke the boys all together in the limousine we had hired. Instead they trailed us sin- Ely In a procession of six taxicabs. "Once we started taking ivclures. Sec HOLLYWOOD on r.igc 5 not you should support your partner's bid Or show your own suit. South has a good sound bid of one spade. Should North bid two * A Q.I 103 V A05 464 * K 8 3 Lesson Hand on Bidding Neither vul. South West Norlh 1 lit Pass 2 » 2 A Pass 3 ilk * * Pass Pass Opening—V K E.vst Pass Pass Pass 22 McKENNEY ON FRJHPE H>_ William E. McKcmicy Amrrica's Card Authority Written for NBA Service Yon Can't Go for . Game All the Time Today's le«on hand on bidding involves the point as to whether or spade.s or two diamonds? Most experts today agree that to go Into the two zone, you must have at least a trick and a half. North's hand meets this requirement for a bid of two diamonds; but outside of the dimond suit, the hand Is pretty shn!to\v. Therefore, some (inc players would sign the hand off with a bid of l\vo spades. But let us suppose that • North makes the constructive bid of two diamonds and South then bids two spades. With this bid South says, "Partner, even though you have made a constructive bid, I do not have anything else to advertise." Now what should North do when it te his turn lo bid? He should not bid three spades as-he did in this case. The two diamond bitl was a free bl showing a trick and a half. Three spades is another free bid, but all North has Is three trumps and R trick and a half. So Just learn how to .«ay "Pass." South hs a good solid spade suit, Russia's Future Within the U.N. Subject of Much Speculation By DeWIlt MucKeiute AP I-orelffn A ff a i rs Analyst Yugoslavia's election to the United Nations security council Is a stinging defeat for Russia inasmuch m ? 1B ma ,^ a " Bhting isslle ol "W matter, with proud and fiery Fo-' " • Vishlnsk J r lrad '» <il " s " on of course is « n » W ,, " Ilends to do abol <l it now that the election Is an accomplished fact. Would the Soviet go to the extreme of refusing to in |l, c deliberations of The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin. P. Jordan, M » Written for N EA Scn ,,^ ' The recent annual report of the National Association .to contro Epilepsy stated that there are nearly I u.°h 0 A 00 ?,,f e0p ' e ln the Vnllcd States who suffer convulsive secures Most of them 30 years ago v.- oul d have become burdens on society toclav more han three-fourths of them ear, play, work, and livo happily without serious difficulty. nearly three-fourths or all cases epileptic seizures begin before iiie age of 20. Although it is true that this disease has a liking for no^So^^/rac^rcior color. ' These Is a hereditary or family tendency toward epilepsy. Fortunately this family tendency tends to decrease rather than Increase. The question of the marriage of C £m Pt ' C , patlems «'«! the desirability of their having children however, Is a complicated one and should be worked out by careful! tests, studies, and conferences. Family Record Counls Patients with a family history of epilepsy are potential carriers of the disease but some patients who have'convulsions do not show any signs of the family pattern. An unfavorable ancestry seems to cause children to react to physical and perhaps mental injury with convulsions. Patients with a family history of epilepsy and early beginnings of the disease react better to some drugs than those with other forms of convulsions. A lot of work has been done on epilepsy and other forms of convulsions in recent years. This has brought several new drugs which are useful for many patients. It is not always possible to pick the right drug at first so that there may have to be a trial period first with one drug and then another. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from renders. However, each day he will answer one of the most frekucntly asked question hi his ' column. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS . po QUESTION: What causes brown spots to appear on the skin? ANSWER: Brown spots on Ihc skin can come from certain drugs. Light moles are sometimes meant. Until one knows what is the cause of the particular brown spots, it is impossible to suggest a treatment. 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — The marriage of Miss Ethel Dirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burl M.Dark, and Mr. Marshall Blackard, was solemnized Sunday evening, six o'clock, at Hay'tl, Mo. Tom Bars, familiarly known as "Uncle Tom" entertained with a birthday dinner at the home of Mr. and. Mrs. M. O. Bryenns. on north Highway 61 Sunday. He was 63. Carney Laslie, Prank Whitworth and Joe Craig attended the Alabama-Tennessee game at .Birmingham Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C. -V. Scbavgh and daughter, Jeanetta Jean, spent the weekend in St. Louis. and t>= does have more than he advertised.' Therefore, if North bids three spades, South is coaxed into a bid of four spades, which he cannot make. the Security council or even withdraw from tiie peace organization? He would be a hardy Individual who tried to make a prediction, but a lot of speculation Is being band Jed about. The division in llie U.N. Assembly election • revolved about the fierce quarrel which has developed- between Russia and Yugoslavia as the result of the Balkan state's revolt against Moscow's dictation. That' dispute has. reached a stage which is flirting dangerously with war—a strange development In view o* the fact that Yugoslavia not so lone ago was one of the Soviet's dar lings, Soviels Say Chnrler Violated Tile Muscovites took the position in the United Nations that the election of Yugoslavia to the Security Council, to fill a vacant'-* developing at the end of this yea'r*' would be a violation of the charter' Vlshinsky maintained this was so because Ihe proposal failed to take into account provisions regarding geographic distribution of the nonpermanent council seals. The United Slates and other Western nations replied that Communist Yugoslavia was just as well quallfM to represent Eastern Europe as was Ri'ssia's satellite candidate — Czechoslovakia. The tenseness of the situation was reflected after the election In Vishinsfcy's impassioned outburst thai "Yugoslavia cannot and will not be considered a member of the Kastern bloc." He further declared that the election was "an attempt to turn the Security Council Into an obedient tool of the Anglo- American bloc." Actually Russia still will be able to stymie any measure she wishes in (he council by the simple expedient of using her right to veto a~s one of the Big Five. All she has to do is to utter the explosive "nyet" dm) which she has used so Indiscriminately every since the U N began operations. Russian Dignity Suffers However, it's easy to understand Moscow's feelings at getting her knuckles rapped in the election Obviously it would have been easier for her to accept had it involved almost any nation other than Yugoslavia whose defection from the Bolshevist line not only is a chal* leiige to Russia's prestige and cileS* ' nity but might inspire other discontented satellites to kick over the traces. Furthermore Moscow could see that America's support of Yugoslavia was calculated to strengthen the Balkrn state in Its fight with the Soviet. Despite this it's hard to believe that Russia would let her indignation carry her to the extreme'-of severing relations with the ' TJ.N That would be cutting off her own nose to spite her face. The U.N. serves a mighty useful purpose for the Soviet Union in three ways: 1. It enables Moscow to stymie any or all measures which come up in the all-important Security Council. 2. It provides a wonderful sound- ' inc board for Soviet propaganda. 3. It enables the Soviet to keep in closer touch with international developments through her big battery of representatives at the U.N. But supposing, just for the »ke of argument, thai JIoscoiv did decide to get ouf of the U.X. »tid carry on wild licr own "United Communist Nations." Well, there arc observers wlin believe Ihal It might not be such a bad thins: after all. As a matter of fact the poaqw organization never has been '9 i "United Nations." It has been a "disunited nations" owing to the ideological. division between com- ' munisrn and democracy, it has been utterly unable to carry out some of the most important tasks for which it was created, because of that veto power which stands like a mountain against advance. Naturally peace-makers will keep on trying to make the present U.N. meet its ideals. But it is difficult to escape the thought that if the U.N. were to break up into the two divisions which already exist in reality if not in name, then each division would at least be able to get tmlled action in important matters. 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