The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1950 · Page 20
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 14, 1950
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PAGE TWENTY (AHK.) COUKlKK NKWU THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H.' W. HA1NES, Publisher . HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Entered is second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. ' • . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevllie or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year, 42.60 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Knowing this, that the law h not mart?, for > righteous man. but for the lawless and rtlsobe- dicnt, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslaycrs.— I Timothy 1:9. t * * The lav.' sends us to Christ to be Justified, and Christ sends us to the low to be regulated. —John Flavel. Barbs The average life of women has jumped, according to a doctor. Meaning that many more years to stay 29. . * * * A Minnesota man was arrested'for po.kiny his wife Jn the eye. We can just see her as a perfect eye witness. * * ' * ' Put off until tomorrow the little devilish things jjou shouldn't rio today would make » nice proverb for little tots. 1 * *' * The ruler often Is the difference between raakjnr a smari pupl] and a pupil -mart, "• . • . * * » ' It'i funny how many people raid the home refrigerator Just before going to a church supper. Universal Military Service Urged for Nation's Youth James Bryant Consul, eminent scien- . tist and president of Harvard Univer r eity, i« one of the sanest, most hardheaded men in American life. -He had « P Brt in producing the atomic bomb and has long been a key adviser on defense issue*. .'''.', So when he speaks out, his words ought to command respect and careful study. In the current issue of Look magazine, Conant calls for immediate enactment by Congress of a law requiring everj' young man in America to undergo two years of actual military service. Conant believes this service should begin when a man roaches the age of 18, or upon his graduation .from high school. He would not limit duty lo able- bodied men but provide that the physically unfield should serve in other capacities. He would allow no deferments or exemptions for college students or anyone else. He says the difficulties of trying to exempt from'the draft certain types of students already have proved formidable. Conant feels that, since service would , be required of all men, it is better for them to get it over with before they begin post-high school education or take jobs. That will avoid the interruption to their training that is widely cited as a chief argument against universal duty. As head of a great university, Conant is thoroughly awnre his proposal would strike a stiff blow at higher education in America. It would defer advanced training 'for many men at the very time U. S. colleges are in the throes of the worst financial crisis of their history. It is a mark of Conant's courage in facing reality thnt he should nevertheless make the proposal. He declares: "I, for one, have with much reluctance come to the conclusion that such sacrifices are'demanded by the extreme peril which the free world faces.' 1 Why has he offered so drastic a remedy? Because he accepts competent estimates that the United States must get and keep under arms from 3,000,000 to 3,500,000 men. He accepts the reasoning of many eperts that such a force is necessary so that we may maintain sizable numbers of combat troops in full readiness upon the continent of Europe. Behind these notions lies the basic conviction that Europe, because of its tremendous industrial potential, must be kept out of Russian hands at all costs. We must do what we can to rearm Europe, we must ask them to do all they can for themselves; but we must be prepared in the end. to shoulder n large part of the combat burden ourselves. Our own national survival demands it. Conanl b«li«v«* w« can't -possibly muster that kind of manpower either with a regular draft or universal military training (this latter requires no actual military service). He is not alone In his beliefs. Many top men in Washington have concluded that UMS, not UiMT, is the real need of th« hour. If there is » satisfactory,alternative to Conant's proposal, it has not yet been offered. .And it would seem incumbent on any who oppose this plan to come up with another which can guarantee .to the nation in the same foolproof fashion the creation of g great reservoir of trained and service-hardened fighting men. Nation Loses a Fine Servant Few people in the country can imagine how great a strain is placed upon a presidential secretary like Charlie Ross, who died at his post just the other day. The President, of course, is the prime news source in the entire world. When he speaks, it's news everywhere, almost automatically. For that reason, he must exercise extreme care in what he says, either in off-the-cuff comment in news conferences or in formal statements. The press secretary is one ot those on whom falls the burden®of deciding what ought to be said and how; ot measuring what the effect of particular words Will be upon the nation and the world, It is an awesome task. The nation owes an extreme debt to Charlie Ross. He served'courageously and well, often under the most trying circumstances. Views of Others Rents, Prices—and Wages As both houses of Congress voted extensions of federal rent controls, the economic stabilization agency asked two motor car companies to suspend their Just-announced price Increases— but top stabilization officials told * news conference that price and wage controls are still not needed. Price administrator DiSalle even hoped "that ultimate Imposition will not be needed." Wage stabilizer ching Joined DiSalle and economic stabilizer Valentine In pledging & vig- , rous voluntary controls program. Finally, In an almost Inconceivably naive 'admission, they lold newsmen that they did not "know how fast the mobiltiation effort Is st'oing to be stepped up." Perhaps these men, who' should be among the best Informed men on the mobilization program, are really nninf-irmert. To many Americans their admissions may be accepted a,s perfectly genuine. For' Washinslnn events'have convinced n lot of us that the administration doc» not know where it U going. Pew can escape the feeling that leadership Is bewildered—at the lenst. Slder statesman Bernard Baruch—whose great tragedy for decades has been that he has been proven right almost invariably in his warnings —once more urged Congress to act. He urged the Senate banking committee lo take Immediate positive steps to curb Inflation. Voluntary controls, he contended, will only bring "profiteering and destruction when war faces 115." The problem of maintaining this nation's economy stable ts only one of the enormous problems facing the administration and Congress. All aspects of mobilization in the face of grave threats must be studied and acted upon at once. Quei, lions of rent curbs and qf controls of wages and prices are. inextricably tied In with manpower, supplies of critical materials, production of armaments, transport, and numerous other factors. Rent control and federal pressures against price increases scarcely bear out administration assurances that, price and wnge curbs are'not needed. And it must be reluctantly observed that failure lo move on the economic front Imperils confidence In the administration's capacity for handling other aspects of mobilization. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Say • The intellectual eye Is always seeking new horizons. To be modern, the reader should select his reading on purpose to doing something with what he reads.—Dr. Wellcr Embler, Cooper Union English professor. Don't let us go on bemusing ourselves that a third World War Is not Inevitable. The situation Is a dangerous one. More and more force* are being drawn off to the East and more and more of Western Europe is being undermined. -Former British Foreign Secretary Lord Van- slttart. Every Inch of Korean territory belongs to the Korean people. The war Is about lo win It for Ihe Korean people. There is no reason to carve out one Inch because somebody on the other side says something.-Korean Foreign Minister Ben Umb, commenting on a proposal to cede a "buffer" strip of Northern Korea to Bed China. * t » I hope tranquil! ty will be restored to the peninsula (Korea) .soon In the Interest of the peace of East Asia and of the world.—Japanese Prime Minister Shigem yoshid*. Wei I, They Had Fair Warni fp**~ — - i 'fnUKSUAY, DkCUMWU U. II Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Korean Events Bring Demands For Tighter News Censorship XV ASWrwnT-(-iM /MC*A\ T...._.-,.. _ -^- at General MacAi thiir's headquarters.In Tokyo One agent, sit- have operated under what has been ting in New York called .voluntary censorship. The or Washington rorle of: Instructions, as issued at niMl reading the j Eighth Army headquarters In Ko- couldjrcvi. contained this key paragraph: ''This is NOT an uncensored war any more than the last war- was uncensored.- The only difference ts there is NO MILITARY censorship. The Supreme Commander expects the correspondents to impose self- censorship and to refrain from publishing matter that violates security., endangers operations, gives aid and comfort to the enemy and weakens our war effort." Censorship Dirci-tive Fiz*lcrl Out Before his departure from office, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson sent, a cable to General MacAr- Ihur's headquarters, direcltng him to establish militnry censorship at Tokyo and in the field. Then at the end of the directive was a sent- B papers. K e a s 11 y ''have • cabled back to 1 Mnnch \\ r i a or 9 : Moscow all that the Red generals might want to know. Every American punch lias been telegraphed ahead .to the enemy. Advance notices were put out when the United Nations forces crossed the 38th parallel and when the last offensive was started—the one that was to win the war. Except possibly for Ihe handling of Die Inchon amphibious fnvaslon on tile west coast of Korea, the eelment of surprise has been almost completely lacking In American major operations. ' - In fact, when the Overseas Pre-s: Club of New York cabled Genera NfacArthur, requesting tighter censorship, the reply was: "The policy and system governing the reporting of military operations by war correspondents • have resulted In thi mcst complete coverage for public information of any campaign in military history, without, as far as I know, of a single -ecurity break of a nature to provide effective assistance to the enemy." At last report to Washington there were 176 correspondents accredited to General MacArthlir's headquarters. At one time the number was over . 300. They represen press and radio of over 20 countries. American correspondents a r i cleared for security by the Pen tagon before, they leave the country. Other nationals are accreditec on request of their embassies. Sev See KDSON on Page £1 IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINK JOHNSON NF.A SUff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—It's the year of the big Clam-Up in HoHy- wood but the fl-'-g lettered 'The Studio Knows Best" isn't flying from f Marie McDonald's hacienda. Marie, who doesn't, ivnnt io play Johnny Belinda or Harpo Marx, Is downright feed-off nboul movis moguls who take me look at her structure and pass on that script she's drooling over to somebody like Jennifer Jones. It gets up her Vankee Doodle Dander. Marie glowered and howled: "They say that I'm very, very sexy and that the character is an average, everyday girl. That burns me up. I want to say, 'Wbassa matter? Didn't you ever see an average, everyday girl with a 37 l ,2 in bust?* "Instead. I point out that Ida Lupino and Jane Wyman were once hunks of cheesecake, too. Then they give me the talk about girls with beautiful faces never getting into trouble. "Thul's » laugh. ! toll tlirru In look at the newspapers. Those Elrls in trouble don't look like rings." Samuel ;,!cbowiU. Jerry Gicsler and the pre-White House Abraham Lincoln could have taken lessons from Marie in pleading a case, but so far her lawyering hasn't done her a ilck of good. Movie producers still see her draped on a silken couch. It's been happening ever since a press agent dubbed her "The Body" to perk up the publicity campaign for a movie tilled, "Guest In tiie House." 'If I ever get hold of that press ent . . .," Marie blazed. "Not that I wasn't highly Haltered at first. I glowed Inwardly about the whole thing. The.'- I ran into casting trouble and realized what a big bubble of nothing It uns." Proud of Herself Marie Isn't one to trace lern* in the sand with her toos and muller "Aw, shucks" when she's asked about her acting know- how. She's good and she admits it. Teople like nornlliy McOuirr, Gregory Peck and Mrl Ferrer, Marie says, don't have any rrffr- ence lo the way she brines a balli- ins suit tiv life when they go .irmiml Irllini: protliirrrs llir.v'rc dopes for DO« fivin* thai .Ua«Don»ld girl a She csn look an Ibsen line In the face without flinching and onre she player! a scene from Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" over TV with Willlsms himself as her leading man. "He's not a very good actor," Marie stralght-from-the-shoulderert it. Right- now, Marie co-starring with William Brmrtix in » local stage production ot "Born Yesterday. ' She's never breathed a word of It before, but she's hnd a mad-on at Columbia sluriio ever since word .was' flashed that Judy Holliday would play the smartcn-up-Cnst girl in the film version of the play. Marie's side of it goes that the studio promised her Hie role even thoiigh she tokl them—"It's Judy's piirt and Judy should play it." On the strength of (he promise, Marie bought out of her contract at MOM at a cost of $14,000 and then ... "And then I sa. around and waited. I turned down 'One Touch of Venus' nnd dozens of other roles. Then Jurly was signed for the picture and Columbia handed me a role in 'Tell it lo the Judge' to make up for losing 'Born Yesterday.' The part turned out to be the smallest t ever had." T.osv Srnre Except, for "Guest in the House." Marie sees a complete zero on adding machine when she totes up her screen roles. Marie's summary of "Living In a Bis Way." the movie that was supposed to launch her as a Gin- per Rogers, ts blistery enough to sinsre Leo the r.ion's whiskers. She zinged it across home plate: "Nobody saw (hat picture except my husband and my mother. It Sec HOLLYWOOD on rage 21 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .TACOBY Written for NKA Service Here's a Double That Boameranged '•Double!" said Easl. with very creat firmnrfs r.nd rl.'nly. Snrely every bridge player has heard that sort of penalty double. Tt usually means "Boy. this Is too good to true." That's exactly what Eas thought in this case. North almost raised to two club: on the first round of bidding, bu felt that his hand was just a littli loo skinny for a free raise. Late on, he felt that the spades would make just as good a trump suit a. the clubs (he was wrong) and tha WF.ST 4 None V AQJ10761 » Q854 A 104 NORTH ' A J54 J V 33 * K7 + Q985.1 EAST u » .1 1092 + 7 SOUTH(D) 4AQ103 » A63 *AKJ62 Both vul. South West North East 1 * IV' Pass 2 V 2 A 4V 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V A it was .safer lo play for 10 tricks a spades than U tricks »t clubs ( wrong). Perhaps the chief trouble with North's bidding was that ht wasn absolutely sure that his partne had a real club suit. He should have been, but If North had bid fi' clubs there would have been r story. South would have made Hv clubs with both eyes closed. Four spades was no such cinch West opened Hie hearts and con tinued the suit. South rtifflng ttv second round. After this, Wcat wa practically a spectator. His ham was of no further Interest to any body. South led a diamond to the ktni and returned a small trump to fl Ihe ten. He was not surprised when West discarded. South had heard the decislvenes of the penally double, after all. As though 5-0 trump breaks wer everyday a [fairs. South nonchalant ly led the ace and then Ihe king o clubs. East ruffed and looked doubt fol tor the first time. It was clearly no use returnin trump. South would take Ihe mieen nnd acr- of trumps, leaving dnmm with the biank Jvk and E«t wit! Korean Commitment Is Puzzling to Some DOCTOR SAYS Bjr EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written /or NBA Service Suppose you are nervous and los- ng weight. One of the first things the doctor tells you is that you must have a metabolism test. If you have never had one be- for you may be frightened and wonder what it Is all about. You do not need to be afraid of the :est; hundreds of thousands have It every year and it • causes them no pain or discomfort whatever. The test u> simple enough for the patient. All you have to do after a good nights' sleep Is to go bo the doctor's office or laboratory without eating any breakfast or drlnk- ng anything. Then after being weighed and measured you lie down >n > col and breathe normal!)' hrough a tube. What you br*«th« ta ordinary lr. you »ei u much ol M *• you need «id there it no danger of suffocating as some nervous peo- Jle seem to fear. That'* all (here e to it as far su you are concerned. Behind the scenw there is a lot nor« being done. Tin air you hav« breathed in and out is measured. To calculate, the result of the test your height and weight must also be Icnown. All these figures 'are put together in • formula and the final calculation tells whether you are jurnfng up your food and tissues .00 fast, too slowly, or about right. When your doctor gives you the results' he says your metabolism was plus something or other or minus some figure. A figure of basal metabolism between minus 15 and plus 15 1« not far from normal and as a general rule means thnt your body is burning its fuel about right. If the metabolism is much more ;han plus 15 you may be using up food and tissues loo fast and this may explain why you are nervous and losing weight. Most likely this is the rest of a toxic goitre and you will ueerl some medical or surgical treatment to bring you back to normal. Extract Jf.-.y Help Occasionally the metabolism Is seriously below normal. This does not always mean that the thyroid gland is underactive and that you must take thyroid extract to make up for the .deficiency. But a low rate can menu this and sometimes people feel enormously ' better if they get the needed boost from thyroid extract. Altogether Iho metabolism lest has helped enormously in making a diagnosis and deciding how to treat thbse in whom the results were abnormal. Unlike solne other valuable tests it is easy and painless for the patient! uncer- the blank king. Then S:>ulh would lead clubs until East was read}' to take (he king of trumps. That would be all. A diamond return was equally hopeless. South would take the diamond ace and lead clubs. East could take a second trump trick, of course, but then nothlyg could stop declarer from ruffing a diamond in dummy, picking up the rest of the trumps with a finesse, and then taking the remaining clubs. East, therefore returned the king of hearts. South carefully discarded a club—not his precious losing diamond—and luffed in dummy with tiie four of spades. He next cashed the ace of diamonds and ruffrd n diamond in dummy with the five of spades. Then he went back to the clubs. East ruffed, but then had left only two trumps and a diamond. If he led a trump. South would win the finesse, draw the last trump, and cash i\ club. Hence E'st led bis last diamond. But South was ready for that too. He ruffed In dummy with the jack, discarding the last club from his hand. Now dummy had the lend, and South was bound to win the Inst two tricks with the ace and queen of trumps. B» TVWITT M&rK . AP rereif • Affain There items to b* «om« tainty In the mind of the the-street about our military eora- mitment in Korea. J am encountering many questions as to whether fche . army Is bound to stick and (Mi It out until it either defeats thi Chinese Communist* horde* « It forced Into the sea. The answer Is that the tJ.N. allies 'are definitely committed fc* stick to the job. They are pledged te eorry on u,. 01 they either achieve victory r* encounter a "DunJcerque," bh*t u are driven aboard their ihips. That la the significance at BHilj* Prime Minister Attlee'« statement yesterdny In th« Maim ol Com. mons. In the course of a report to parliament on his recent confer* ence with President Trum»n fat Washington and with Cinadli leaders in Ottawa, h* naked when he announced! "We w«re agreed th»* must be halted and w* were certain that every effort should N made to prevent an extension ot the conflict." And at another point AMI** «•. dared he had "good hop«« that the forces of the United Nations wil maintain themselves In Kore«." This being the agreement w» miy take It that there isn't any pre«enfc Intention of withdrawing entir^ from the peninsula. , . *W> However, thin we irtiouM net*. nt7,e: the Reds are pouring something like a million troop* down into the peninsula against the comparatively small U.K. Army: There might come a time when the pressure of this weight would become unbearable. Then we should see a general U.N. withdraw*! by sea. The allies now have pulled back from most of North Korea. The Eighth Army, which has been in the northwest, has retired to the 38th Parallel — the boundary between North and South Korea. On the other side of the peninsula. ships have started evacuating the 10th Corps after Its retreat to the Hamhung plain. The corps pre-, sumably could be landed further down the peninsula to Join the Eighth Army In forming a new line. Obviously the U.N. forces are In a tight spot. However, things are good enough so" that MacArthur, after a visit to the front, was abls to announce that they ''still are an undefeated command 'of hish morale and marked battle efliciencv." and that their position is relatively secure for the time being. An answer to this comes from the Moscow press, which reports that. North Korean Prime Minister Kim II Sung has ordered his irnons and their Chinese Communist n?lies to push the American armies info the sea. His cry-is: ______ , "Vengeance and death lo Arnan- can armed interventionists!" : liU There can be no doubt that Mm means what he says. The .Communist alliance will make every effort to accomplish this feat. So we must expect terrific fighting to develop as the Chinese continue. k> jwiv their unlimited manpower into Korea-. Can the U.N. hold them? Who can say at this juncture? In any evpnt, the United Nations will have registered on historic declaration' against aggression. There need be no uncertainty on thnt score. J5 Years Ago Today Miss Betty Lee McCutchen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCutchen. was elected "Miss BIv- Ihevillc High" and Miss Mary Virginia Culler, daughter of Mrs. O. M. Cutler, was nnmed the most beautiful girl in high schol in tht annual "Who's Who" contest. Hershel Mosley was chosen as the boy meaning mast to the .school and Otto Scrape was named the best looking. 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