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r.PAGR EIGHT BLYTHEVTLI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1950 BLYTUEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINKS, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FHEDRICKSON, AssocUt* Editor PAUL E>. HUMAN, AdytrUiliif Utoa«ef Sole National Advertising RepresentttlTn: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chlcijo Detroit Atl«nl». Uemphb. Entered is tecond clasj matter tt th« pofl- olfice «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres!, October 9. 1»17 U ember of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier ID Ihe city ol Blyllievllle or an; siiburbfLii town R'here carriei service U maintained, 20c per week, 01 85c per month By mail, within a radius of 50 mites 14.00 pej JUT. $2.00 for six months. (1.00 for three months: by mall outside SO mile «one. (10.00 per r«at payable in advance Meditations Why ga titles t Uiou about so much to chanfe thy way? ihnti also siiult be ashamed of Kgypl, as thou wiist ashamed of Assyria, — Jerimiah Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest, —SI erne. Barbs Horsepower is always safer when mixed with a good share of horse sense. * » * The world is not alone in beinjj full of * number of things. An Oi?&on doctor found • pocket knife am! a key in x man. » • * A small packing house in Indiana had a fire —smelling just like dad cooking his own breakfast on Sunday mornJng. * * • No wonder women mre so successful In machine shops. Think of all the year* with kitchen When you see the old swimming hole, come summer, it's going to be hard to keep your .shirt Don't Count on Sudden Red Col lapse—It May Take Time Paul Hoffman, foreign aid chief, predicts the Russian Communist empire will collapse "quite suddenly" within our • lifetime. He sees two factors as decisive: the death of Premier Stalin, which he expects to touch off a wild scramble for power; and the breaking away of most Kussian satellites countries from Moscow. Hoffman believes these satellites are developing dangerous rigidity in their economic structures. All appears smooth on the surface, he says, because political brutality keeps it that way. But underneath, tensions are mounting. The anticipated turbulence accompanying a change in the Russian dictatorship will probably allow those tensions to burst into the open, says Hoffman. What he forecasts is certainly a • marked possibility. Yet it wouldn't be wise for the free world to count on anything so joyful as a Russian empire collapse unless and until il happens. The West has been trying to guess for a long time just what will occur ' when Stalin dies. The list of likely successors is constantly undergoing revision. Some experts predict a cut-throat struggle, others think a smooth, frictionless switch will be made. If there does prove to be a ruthless fight for Stalin's job. the satellites may well seize the chance either to break loose or at least to take a more firmly nationalistic line on the Tito model. \Ve can't be so hopeful, however, about wliat might develop within Russia itself. No matter how bitter the competition for power, it almost certainly would not lead to the ouster of the oppressive totalitarian regime now entrenched. Modern dictatorships have al their command far more powerful weapons of control than did the tyrants of old. An army equipped with great fire power, brulal secret police, concentration camps, these all make revolt a difficult matter to bring off. Worse still, Russia has crushed any sort of organization 01- segment of society which could possibly serve as a rallying point for rebellious citizens. The Communists brook no rivals anywhere within the Soviet Union. The Russian tyranny must end some day. Kul probably ils fall will come only after long, slow disintegration from within, ami heavy, relentless pressure from the outside. Those pressures need not necessarily include war. A non-Communist world well organized for ils defense, firm in its faith, progressive in its march toward human betterment will constrict Hussia's orbit and hasten communism's demise, Moving a Mountain Preliminary figures indicate that New York City's l!)50 population is going lo total around 7,750,000. That's about 250,000 below estimates made by various agencies in the last year or two. So, it isn't 8,000.000 after all. It only seems like 8,000,000 to the people who live there. Cut 'Em Down to Size We've had assurances from 'New York "businessman" Frank Costello that any attempt to ban the interstate transmission of gambling information will prove ineffective. Professional gamblers, asserts the suave Coslello, can easily develop other methods to stay in business. We agree there is more than one way to skin a cat. And we aren't so naive as to believe a law on Ihe books will abolish all gambling. H6\v can you keep a man from putting a bet on his favorite ball club or hay-burner? But there is something the interstate ban might accomplish. That would be to take the gambling trade out of the realm of "big business" and keep it on the local level. Too many sharpies have gotten too big for their boots. Pardon us if we've offended the boys in the back room. Views of Others It Happpened in Texas President Truman's barnstorming trip across the continent has seemed strangely timed to many, of his countrymen who acquired—perhaps by inheritance—the belief that the nation's executive head should stay on his Job while Congress is tn session. A lot of them felt the same way about his recent vacation In Key West. But Mr. Truman apparently lias junked that bld-fnshion'cd notion About keeping Congress company. While the Republican congressmen are tied to their desks at Washington seems to be a good time to go gunning for them In their own districts. Two little recent happenings however must mar or temi>er Mr. Truman's joy In his latest political jaunt. There was the defeat of Florida's Pepper, generally regarded as Mr. Truman's own, though now we hear that Mr. Truman didn't care much for him nor what happened to him. Then, on the very eve t>f his departure for the political skirmish line, there wns the election of • Republican congressman uy a Texas district. Probably Ihe significance of this upset could be overestimated ensily. The Republican won in a special election by reason of a multiplicity of Democratic candidates, ami fills a term expiring next January. But the tlrir-s hasn't happened in Texas before since 1935, and the news ol il, tagging the Truman (rain, will set a lot ol folks along his campaign route wondering whether the force-bill champion really has got Dixie roped, saddled and curb-billed and helpless agninst legislative rowciling-^willi the sharpest political spurs—and certainly'these developments in widely separated Florida and "Texas raise doubts about whether the Democratic South is securely tied inlo the Trumanite bug after Ml. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Just in Case— Not So Crowded, After All One of the spokesmen sent to Moscow by the Permanent Committee of the World Congress or Partisans of Peace. O. John nogge, said in a Kremlin address that the main task which must be faced is removal of mountains of fear which divide the Russian and the American peoples. / A Russian representative in the United Nations once said that his country had moved a mountain with an atomic explosion. Russia could remove a mountain of fear without uslr.e nnv tremendous physical force. Once Russia had become possessed by slnceiely peaceful innp^sj this menacing mountain would vanish. There is a force greater even than atomic explosion. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say It) future cars, a step on the accelerator msiy sliced up I lie delivery band of monomolccularly fissionable material to the atomic engine. -Hr Diclrict E, Beischer, scientist at U. G. N'aval School of Aviation Medicine, Pcnsacola. Fin. * # » The greatest asset the Kremlin has is Ihn parlisan attempt in the Senate to sabotage (he bi-partisan foreign policy of the United Slates. - President Truman. t * • K is unusual to witness a great country such as ours rushing hell-bent toward these nivisning figuies to unemployment, of depressed standards ot living for the working pople. and see these unprecedented profits on the o(her hanrt. CIO President Philip Murray. * * * The lime has come when we cannot afford longer to delay the modernization of such types (.of weapons) ns tnnks, anti-aircraft nrlillety ve- coille.ss weapons nnd various classes of vehicular equipment.—Gcu. Uwight D Eisenhower. * * * You know what makes me laugh? Bombs! The thing I'm worried about is the little boy next door with a sling shot.—Comedienne Grncle Allen. * * • Tito double-crossed Stalin and Stalin double- crossed Tito and in the end they will probably get togetther nnd double-crow everybody else. —Former King Peter of Jugoslavia, French 'Pool' Plan Is Dove of Peace Peter Edson's Washington Column — Navy's Admirals Say Carriers Would Launch A - War Offensive iunday School- By DeWlU MicKeturi* AP Foreign Affair* Analyst Only a great threat like the oold war could have brought «bout guch. amazing gestures of peace as ar« Lesson By WHUam E. Gilrciy. D. D. The message^of the jlebrew pro- being "exchanged "between "bitter j.., t .... .. ]|ke p rance and G ernlfln y phets was not all denunciatory. 'hey saw the deep evils in personal NORFOLK NAVAL BASE, Va. (NKA)—The Navy may have shushed its open criticism of the Air Force B-36 super-bomber. But the admirals are sticking light to their belief that the aircraft carrier task force Is still the mast effective weapon to use against potential enemy. Time and time again, this idea was drummed into a group of 80 iLsinessmcn, ed- cators and icwspaper' m en nvited lo attend lavy Secretary •"rancis P. Mat- news' Civilian Oriehtat i o n Course at Nor- KDSON ives and in society, and they poke fearlessly In rebuking these vils. They saw the neglect of God's aw and the perversion and corrup- ion of religion among a people who lad a great spiritual heritage — a ihosen people who had renounced 3od's choice. But deep In their message was he note of appeal, reminding the icople of their' heritage, and assuring them of Qed's mercy. The prophets had a gospel, for both Individuals and society. It was a gospel of salvation and of true welfare for those who would turn rom their evil and seek God's way. Jesus said, concerning old Tes- :ament religion, that He had not come to destroy, but to fulfill, and the Gospel that tie revealed was he fulfillment of the gospel that -he prophets declared. The prophets seemed, at times, pessimists a; :hey dwelt upon the evil of their :imcs, but the evils that they saw, both in . individuals and in society. were very real. A social reformer without a gospel is no reformer at all. The exposure of evil and corruption in our modern life, particularly in the cities, has been known, expressively, as "muck-raking." Too often such e,,posure has nol gone much beyond the raking over of the muck. Newspapers a n c magazines have published sensational articles, that have been read eagerly by the public, but either little is done about the situation or things soon settle back into the old shameful conditions. It is a good many years since Lincoln Stetfens published his famous articles on the shame of the cities, but more recent ','nnick- rakers" have shov/n that conditions are little better than they were then, though there are some considerable exceptions. This, probably, Is because the muckraking has had with it no folk Naval Ba.se. The week-long course included a score of lectures by the Navy's top braid, reflecting their current thinking on national riefense and naval policy. This was followed by two days' demonstrations at sea aboard aircraft carriers and submarines. •'We are still on the edge of a shooting war," said Undersecretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball, keynoting the course. "Naval strategy has remained unchanged from the days of the rowed galley," declared Prof. E. B. Pot- (er of the Annapolis faculty. "World War U produced a new instrument of naval warfare In the carrier," he continued. "New instruments demand a change in tactics, but the changes should not be made too fust." As on example, Prof. Potter cited that the Civil War was fought with wooden ships, In spite of the fact htat the ironclad Monitor and Mer- rlmac had been called the "ultimate instruments of war." Admiral Analyze. Strategy Then Vice Admiral Felix B. Stump, commander of the U S. Atlantic Fleet Air Force gave the carr rier the business. "The internation-. al situation is now so acute we may have trouble any day," he said. He analyzed the U. S. problem as first to keep war away from American shores, second to keep communism off western Europe. England can't exist without food imports, said the admiral. That means there must be full control of the seas. And with seven-ninths of the earth's surface water, the See EDSON Page 11 N HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NBA Sla.ff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA> — Behind :ie Screen: Ann Sheridan is taking o the speed-up in film production he way Francis lakes to a bag of ats. It's okay with Annie, who told ile: "I used to scream at Warners bout the long shooting schedules. Vhat's the sense in taking n scene hree or four times when you can nock it off the first, time?" The no-waste system is easier on riendshlp. too, says Ann. "Holy Toledo, you wotihl start out at the things 1 really want to do in pictures. I'm an absolute flop as a straight actor. If I got paid to stand there and be look at. I'd be dead." Sl.mneh Fan Deanna Durbin, who is boiling about the thrusts of Hollywood, can settle back and beam for a while I asked Vincent Price, once reputed to be the boy friend, about her and got this answer: "There was never a romance between us. The one time I went out with her was when I dated Mary Grant, my present wife, and Dee was with somebody else. I consider hat she can put away two eggs. ,wo slices of ham. five pieces of oast and two glasses of milk for jreakfast. Ilnss-I.ovcr Alexis Smith hopes she hasn't )een blacklisted by western fans. When Alexis walked oiit off a recent loss opera, word cot around (hat •=ne was snonly about stagecoaches. nkes of grikkiust and hay-mmich- crs. It ain't so. pardner. Alexis ex- [ilnined it all to me: "Why, I like ilmns westerns lirl- .cr (hall anvEMiiET rise. I'm In '\Yy- oinin.c Mail' al til ami that's nn rnoni rnmrily. The point is :h:il I just insist on pnoil ivrslcrns." hundred million dol- Hollywood's big economy push minds me of the lush postwar days when every studio thought the prop department printed greenbacks. I specifically remember an MOM art director telline his producer that an nrnalc stairway set would cost S80.000. "But." said the producer, calmly. "the budget gives for that set." us only $55.000 Quote of the week Iroin Ida Lupino. who was discussing the difficulties of her role as a blind girl in "Mad With Much Hear!." "It's hard fore me to sture." shr :aid. "I've come to depend a t;re;U deal on meyrs in acting since I'm no raving beauty." Ida is mouse-meek about sluing In Ihc actor's box instead of ihe (tirce tor's throne these days. Be- Iwcen taking orders from Nick Ray. she. told me: "Actors should stop trvinc to direct directors. I find It difficult to lell a director thai something bothers me. When 1 firsl started In pictures I was a bvnsli kid, I'd speak up comes H:\tirs or high wnlcr Now I have to muster up the courage. Robert Ryan's bosses are erin- ning over the 20 pounds that have been added to the Ryan frame. During Ihe makinp; of "The Secret Fury." Bob developed pnrumonis and wasted down to Frank Sinatra's 517.0. He got hack llir \vciirlit by sleeping 10 hours a nli;lit and eating like _ a horse. Hob Isn't undernourished ! drnmalleally. eilhfr, ITiesc days. He The art dlrrrlor Ibrn chained, jusl .15 calmly, thai he ahsnlulelj liail lo have real mollicr of peari, thai hr had (o Import a special wood carver from the cast. etc. The producer finally agreed the S80.000 had to be spent but ad- mnnislicd him with: '•You should lake it easy. After nil. S2S.OOO here. 525,000 there—it can add up."' therefore win two more club tricks. The situation is similar if North begins the clubs. Now let us see what happens if West leads clubs. Dummy plays low, gospel, no constructive power of | Germ; regeneration. The prophets had a gospel. Those to whom they spoke did not always receive or accept it: they persisted in their old ways until destruction came upon them. But there were more noble chapters in the life history of Israel. When Israel had been cast away in exile, prophets arose, who recounted the history that had brought about the downfall-, but who expounded the mercy and forgiveness of God. They made so plain God's continuing call and choice that there was a glorious return from the exile, and a rebuilding of religious life in the Jewish homeland. The world needs moral codes, needs critics and discerning judges. But above and beneath it all it needs a gospel. More specifically it needs Christ's gospel, and until statesmen and all leaders of men 'realize that, there Is not much hope of the world peace and welfare for which we so much I long, but have been unable to Prance has proposed the poolinf of Europe's vital coal and «teel industries under a common »uthorfjfci as a move towards peace and pro3^ perily. This project—approved by Lhe cabinet and announced by Foreign Minister Schuman—would Include the joining of France's output In the rich Sanr and Lorraine cgions with that of Germany's industrially famous Ruhr Valley. Chancellor konrad Adenauer of West Germany . has greeted thU astonishing proposition as "a magnanimous step of the greatest possible 'significance." adding: Dove of Peace "It appears to me that (his creates the pre-conditions for making any future conflict between Franc* and Germany impossible." It is with surprise and near awe that one witnesses such an exchange of apparent amity. To realize what a change may be In the making you really must have heard a Frenchman spit out the characterization of "Boche" for the German. That expressive word supin up all the hatreds engendered by the Franco-German War of 1870 and the subsequent two-world conflict'; which were launched across the peaceful countryside of France. Well, there has been a lot of talk about another world war being whelped in Europe. What about the possibility of world peace coming out of the continent? Now of course we mustn't rush to conclusions. A sweeping p: posal has been made by Paris,'" a quick and favorable reply been received from Germany. That's the egg on which the dove of peace must sit. and we should be foolish to rush to conclusions before the hatching—If any. Amity Is Surprising However, it's obvious that [he French proposal could have far reaching results If it develora favorably. The features of Franco- amity arc the mast sur- »K4 ' »J874J « AQ5- 12 *Q73 A J86 J 4 10986 + K1062 N W E S Dealer A 1091 53 VK6 » J43 + A88 V A 10952 »K72 + J54 Neither vul. South W«t Nortk Eut 1 V Pass 3 V Pass 4 V Pasi Pass Pass •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Lei Foes Take Lead To Set Up Your Suit The cards of a suit may be so rfistribmcd that it costs vo,i a trick to lend it. In. thnl case,, 'he best nroredure Is to bring about a Mt- 'inlton in which the opponents are forced to lead the suit. The club suit in today's hanrt Is a typical example. It South !s [irst In lead Hie suit, he will not make a club trick. If n defender leads the ; nil first. South will make a club 1 rirk. For example, suppose South be- ains Ihe clubs by leading a low club from his hand. West plays low, and dummy must play the queen to drive out East's ace. Easr, can return a club, and We.M has the kins- "I'm getting a pretty good crack ( ten over South's Jack and must and East must put up the ace to prevent South from winning with the jnck. This leaves dummy with the queen nnd South with the jack, with only one high club left to be knocked out. It is just the same if East is first lo lead the suit. North and South are bound to win a club trick. This is a common a situation that the experienced player recognizes it at a glance. He doesn't have to go through a step-by-step analysis as we have just done. Tie knows at once that he mustn't lead that type of suit if he can possibly persuadi the enemy to lead it for him. When today's hand was played, the opening lead was the ten o( diamonds. Declarer won in the dummy and led the jack of hearts in the hope that East would foolishly cover. As it happened, Ea.'t was not one of those miscruiled souls who always "cover an honor with an honor." East played a low trump, and South put up the ace. drop- pine West's queen. There was now only one trump, the king, at large, but the time was not yet ripe to force It out. First South hart to make sure that tlr defenders would be forced to lead clubs when they got in with Iheir trump trick. Declarer therefore cashed his two top tricta in spades, followed by his remaining high cards in diamonds. Then, and only then, was it correct for him to lead a second r'ound of trumps. East won the second trump and noted that, dummy was oul of spades and diamonds. If Ea,-:t returned a spade, South could discard a club from his hand while dummy raffed. Since that would surely cost a trick. East had to lead clubs li) the hope that he nnd his partner could take the setting tricks. As we have seen, however. South was bound to make a club trick if the enemy began the suit. This was all he ncsded lo fulfill his game contract. 15 Years-Ago Today Mrs. John Clark of DeKalb, Miss., committee woman from Mississippi, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. j C. Langston, for several days. Mrs. Everett B. Gee and son, E. B., will leave the last of the week for Tucumcari, N. M., where they will spend a month with Mr. Gee's mother. Mrs. Quy Colney Young of Grass Valley, Calif., is the guest of her Brother, E. B. Lyman. Mi*s Emma Dick Moore of Prom- -sed Land has returned from Boston, Mass., where she spent the winter with her brother, Thomas Moore. Mrs. Moore and two children accompanied her home for month's stay. prising element, but this is only one aspect of a general economic development involving the whole j of Western Europe. Success of the project Is calculated to mean great things for 'the economic rehabilitation of Europe. And the economic rehabilitation is essential to military preparedness for defense. In this conneciton the United States is said to support the idea of German participation In the economic and political fields but not in the military. That undoubtedly will represent the views "of the er Western European nafr3 France, in narticular, has been fearful ol German rearmament, and this feeling is shared by Britain and lesser states. Germany Is Essential • However, from the economic viewpoint there is widespread agreement that the rehabilitation of Germany is essential to the recovery of the rest of Europe. Tn London this thought is tempered somewhat by the fear that a combination of German and French heavy, industries might' deprive England of her dominant place in the European steel business. In connection with his announcement, Foreign Minister Schuman made an interesting observation. He said the plan was open to any country in Europe, East or West. When a reporter reminded him that "Russia is In Europe," Schuman replied "yes". That, of course, pariakes of the "one world" idea, but we are entitled to doubt that M. Schuman expects ils fruition in the foreseeable future. America's ice companies have » combined capital investment of nearly one billion dollars. 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