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PACE EIGHT THE feLYTHEVILLE COURIER X NEWS I THE'COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Maimger Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AttinU, Memphli. • Kntcred u fecond dan matter at the post- effk* : at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- .October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By c«rrier In the ciiy of Blytheville or any Sttbur&n to*'!! where carrier service Is main. tallied, Kc per week. iJBj mall, within a r«dlus of W) miles $5.00 per JNjir, *J.50 for tut months. »1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile lone, J12.60 per year p*r«bl« In advance. Meditations These are the commandment*, which (he iJJrd commands) MOMS (or the children of Israel in Mount Sinai,—Leviticus 27:34. * * * In theory, piety is reverence and love of God; •nd In practice, it is the exercise of all our powers in obedience to (he'..Divine will. Combining the theory and practice, we have the richest treasure known on earth—love for God shown In obedience to ood.—D. w. Gates. Barbs It takes a home-made eirl to make the best home. • • . How about checking op on your government boad»—and making the check a* larte as possible? » « » We wonder how many dads recall when only their teen-age soru used to wear their flashy •hirU. .. • • ••'•» An ulnux* WBrntaf ia boarders: 195« »w • prune crop. 1 ' '•,•*.* Doctors worry about their patients .says a New Tort "physician. We could stop part of that by paying our bills. • »' ' • A» Ohio Jodie uys the jounpter of today all the answer*. Except dur'lnj school Hotte. fweet home Jx any old place where a husband can hang hl« hat-arid coat any place hi pleases. So Far Moscqvy^Has Failed To Sp I it Up Weste rn Powe rs It's too early to measure the ulti- mata 1 worth of the Truman-Attlee talks . in Washington. But one thing they have already.proved beyond doubt: Moscow's attempt to split the western powers is ' doomed to failure. U. S. correspondents in Europe have been telling us the break-up of the North Atlantic nations was one prime Soviet | objective in prodding the Chinese Reds .' into their Korean offensive. Evidence of this aim comes from Russia itself, where ' : recently there was premature-shedding ,; of tears (glycerin, of course) over the predicted collapse of the western alliance. '; .' The Kremlin figured that disputes between Britain, France and the United ; States over how much strength to commit in Korea would cause the falling out. If that could have been gained; it would have been well worth the risk, since the vitally important unity of the West in Europe would have been destroyed. Prime Minister Attlee effectively spiked that hope front the moment he lander! on American soil. Ho dashed it for good and all when he told the Na- itonal Press Club a few days later that "in fair weather and foul" Britain will stand with America. President Truman, for his part, was jusi as much concerned that no crack be allowed to develop in the West's armor. Through the State Department, he made.it plain tliat a rift simply would not be countenanced. It was necessary for Attlee to push out of sight some of the criticisms his countrymen had been making of the United States. This he did, with unhesitating resolution. .It was necessary for the President, too,;.to soft-pedal some American complaints against the British and French. This isn't to suggest that the two heads of state were in complete harmony at every stage. Reports filtering out of their various meetings indicate they spoke out quite plainly on many topics. One may surmise that a healthy clearing of the air has resulted. The spirit of accord reflected in these meetings certainly is demanded by the West's crisis. But probably their final value will not be gauged by what was said,there in behalf of unity. It will t* more likely judged by what the free n»t|on« do in the months ahead to dem- onitr»U thai unity. Barrier to Bombs , \ From the capita! we leam that the mighty Pentagon, one of the world's ' largest buildings, is filled to bverflow- ' ing. The armed forces are talcing, over a nearby whisky diatillery'and two pa- v per mills in northwest Washington to house their growing staffs. .'•-"'. It njight be a good security plan for Secretary of Defense Marshall and other top officials to move into the; distillery as soon; as it's fitted out.. From what we've heard of the Russians and itheir marathon drinking, any place that either is or could be converted to a distillery is an unlikely target for-their bombers. Views of Others War and Peace Senator Pulbrleht of Arkansas Is one of the few senators of either party to step forward in public defense of Dean Aqheson in this season of uninhibited attack upon the State' Department. He did so lirst In a television Interview, and he followed this with a personal visit to the White House—a place where he has not' been particularly welcome since he suggested back in 1946 that President Truman might recognize the Republican off-year victory by resigning. The senator feels that too many Americans are wasting precious energy and time seeking, a national scapegoat to blame for past failures, and he properly point's out that the sport Is being indulged on both sides of our central political division. The far Right Is out after 'Dean Acheson In lull cry, and the far Left is In pursuit of its old quarry, General MacArthur. Senator Fulbrlght told the president: "I think It Is deplorable that we find ourselves fighting among ourselves instead of preparing to fight Joe Stalin.". It's a good deal more than merely deplorable. It's highly dangerous. It could be fatal. The .situation Is a« simple as It Is grim: We have got to face the military might of the Commun- 1st world in Asia and Iii Europe, and at the moment we'and our allies do not have the trained equipped armies for the task. We are not In this' unhappy condition because Dean . Acheson said he would never turn his back on Alger" Hiss, or because Douglas MacArthur decided to try to get his troops out of the Korean ; foxholes by Christmas. Nor have we arrived at this low estate because we failed to recognize that the Russians, In pursuit of the Communist faith according to Marx, would try to remake the "world in their own Image. The American people knew the Russian menace was there, but the American people declines to face it. i,, the weariness that follows every war, in the hopa 0 , peacc - , hat ' hftj always motivated this nation of Idealists we drift ed and nurtured the belle/;'that maybe at last w. were entering the Age of Reason. As It turned out-as it has always turned-this was not' the case. Our task now is to.prepare for global war— and to keep on looking , or « settlement short" of global war. it will.be the most difficult task the American people have ever faced- until and unless the shooting spreads beyond korea we will be called upon to bear the discipline of war without. Its compensating excitement And always. It.the face of all the evidence that tends to Wither it, we have got to keep alive our hope for pear.e--.-ror If the hope dies the Amerl- can dream dies with it; . • .. j . —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Face-Saving' Farm Plan Secretary/of Agriculture Branna-n'will try for a third time -to push 'his controversial farm- price subsidy plan through Congress, but the attempt will be only .perfunctory. The United Press quotes one of Brnnnan's aides as saying"In view ... of the part it has played in recent political campaigns, he couldn't very well leave It out of the legislative program. ... He had to do it to save lace." Somehow this statement reflects everything wrong in Washington. When a farm program U submitted to "save race,- rather than as a measure to benefit tn e country, (hen legislative submission' has readied a new low. The D. P.. dispatch also disclosed' that If anything, new. In. the. field of farm legislation develops in Old Eighty-second Congress, It won't come from the Department of Agriculture. In View.of recent programs from the department, including cotton, that, loo, is good news. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Women walk so gracefully in this country they inspire men to build the Empire State Building and work with atomic energy and automobile*. —Yugoslavian arUst Yucca Salamunich, speaking about American women. ' *•».',I blame the women when a man goes over his head. It should be a wife's job to know- right down to the penny-how much she can put out for rent. Nowadays, too many wives simply move In a place and then let their husbands go crazy keeping up with the Jonses.—New York realtor Herbert Fishback. • * • We would gladly trade the A-bomb for * genuine course of righteousness In the world. Acknowledged victors In the art of war, we would prefer the benefits ot lasting intcniatlo'naJ agreement and trunqulllty.—Gen. Omar Bradley. * * * / Since wages either directly or indirectly constitute the bulk of Industrial costs, It u obvious that higher wages levels must Inevitably re«ult In higher prlces.-U. S. Steel board chairman Irving Old*. _BLYTHEvri,LE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Peter Edson's Washington Column Price- Wage Press Conference Gives Reporters No Headlines By PETER c...,->uw NEA Washington Correspondent - WASHINGTON (NEA) _j First iress conference meeting of the three-headed team running the new trice and wage control program was one for the book. Washington'and New York have been flooded with rumors about impending freeze or- lers this past week. So .here are • )< e three-heads-are-better-than- >ne were lined up to tell what they knew about it: ' ' Dr. Alan Valentino .— the professor — Economic StablliYati o n Director. Medium height and build, in a "double- breasted oxford gray suit and a bow tic. . .Cyrus Chlng — Peter Edson the businessman -Chairman of the Wage Stabilization Board. Six-foot-six thereabouts, smoking ah . old curved- stem pipe, clad In a brown suit with a greenish tie. . Michael V. DiSalle—the politician —Director of price Stabilization. Short, round and dapper- looking, a symphony In nlue—blue suit, blue tie. blue stripes on his fresh, starched shirt. , 'The setting was a third-floor walk-up conference room in old Temporary E building at the foot of .Capitol - nil.-It was built as a temporary structure for world War I. Story Ha§ A Point Doctor-Valentine opened the session with a not-too-good story about the Doily Sisters, whom he Identified as dancers in the days before fan dancers. He politely said the reporters wouldn't be •• old • enough to have h,eard.of them, but anyway, after the Dolly Sisters had been called back to do their dance over again,- Roszlca" Dolly finally came down to, the'• footlights and stuff ,'.' GentS ' we .»'"''.g°t "0 more The point of the story was supposed to be that the ESA -the new Economic Stabilization Agency didn't have no more sturf but here hey were. Mr. Chlng who had been' in .wa^ • negotiations for a long time. There was "Mike" ' DiSalle who had been on the Job as price adnimistratorfor onIy-48 hours and who had slept, little in that time As for himself—"you know my limitations." • ." Doctor Valentine said that earlier he had seen Mr. oiSnlle going the wro,, g WBy to R conference, ,md Mike 1 ', explained: "i got lost in the corridors." But he boasted he Had been here two days without making a speech. He said later 'that. "I got one girl Tuesday afternoon. I didn't have a girl Tuesday morning." When everybody laughed, he said he.didn't mean it that way. What he meant was that Chester Bowles— former Price Administrator T 4" I 2 , 0 " P 60 "' 6 workin g for him in Washington, 60.000 paid employes out In the country and from 200000 to 300.0TO volunteers. Did the new Price Administrator aspire to that kind of an organiza- -"No, I do not," he answered The .first question popped at the' tnumverate was, "Are 'you of aren't you planning a price-wage freeze? rhe..buck was passetl to Mr ^ Salle who said that, before he answered any questions, he wanted to read a statement which he had Eotten up at 6.o'clock in the morning to write himself, In long hand Tms lie proceeded to read and i was a ten-point interpretation o the law which ended up with a declaration that. "Hoarders, and profiteers- are-enemies-of the na tion," and "These internal enemies will be hunted out and ex posed." ... But he didn't, say. how. Were they planning for genera maximum or selective price controls? Answer—They were preparing for any eventuality. , Did they see any need for ulti- jnate wage-price ceilings? Answer- mobilization. - • Would appeals be made to other automobile companies than Genera •Motors and Ford, to hold back price rises. Answer—They would make heir own, studies. They would keep their minds open., only after discussions .could they determine the course of action. If voluntary action failed, could mandatory controls be used? An swer—They had the authority. They would move as fast as they could I hey had been busy setting w criteria which .they couldn't discuss 'Had they taken any action on steel? Answer-it we remain in business very long, we'll be seeing the steel people. And much more of the same, from ir. Valentine and Mr. DiSalle. All ...us while, Cy Ching had been sitting in the middle, puffluz hk Pipe, his eyes twinkling, ' Finally somebody asked him, "Ca you have'selective wage controls?He took the pipe from his mouth and said loud and clear, "f don't know." IN HOLLYWOOD 3 By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA.Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Now it's a celluloid African cycle started by MGM's "King ..Solomon's Mines." Latest entry in the Jungle race Is Columbia's "Bwana," a big techni- color epic to be'filmed In East and South Africa, -'with' rumors that Rita Hayworth will be the star. Richard Carlson., got I he Idea while working lh-"Mlnes'' In Africa and Is writing the story. I asked him if he'd ni,iy a role. He grinned and quipped: "I'm not that good an actor, i couldn't trust myself with my own lines." Skip the reports that Ginger Rogers isn't hnppy about those tennis shots of her at Forest Hills that Ida Lupino Incorporated into "Mother of a Cliamplori." plnger didn't give permission for Ida's cameras to grind, but she's seen a print of the picture and is happy about the whole thing. It's being kept, top secret, but Peggy Ryan will wed her dancing partner. Ray MacDonald. Peggy received her final divorce decree from Jimmy Cross earlier this year and Ray's wife. Elizabeth. Jiist filed. Big switch lo comedy for Alexis Smith In the new Bing Crosby Him, "Here Comes the Groom." When she talked to Frank Capra about her character, he told her: "She's a clown." Bubbles Alexis: '•'Alter all these years of being sophisticated I wind up as a baggy' pants .comedian. Isn't it wonder- full" . " '• - - Discovery :,Marta Torcu is H. Bogart's new eadlng lady In -"Sirocco?' Enthuses Bogey: "She's the greatest thing since "Baby." . . . Lisa Ferraday will be Marlene Dietrich's sidekick n Howard Welsch's rip-roarlsg rentier opus. "Chuck-a-L\ick." . . Dais with glasses won't like thkl !•* HOU.SWOOD «• Face U • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Rash Bid Is Crux Of Canadian Quiz "You seem to have R sympathetic ear and a broad shoulder," begins on Ottawa reader, "so [ nm writing to you about my little tragedy. My partner was" set 1400 points the other Say, and I'm still trying to decide whether he is a dangerous lunatic, whether I nm a bigger fool than he is, or, whether it-was Just tough luck all around. "I held the North cards and decided that my partner must be void in spades and.must have something like, seven solid'hearts tor his bid. If so, five hearts could not be badly, hurt, and might even be made. I didn't think T had a defense against four spades, but was willing lo defend.against five. As you can see. my impressions could hardly have been more mistaken. "My partner played this hand Just as optimistically as he had bid it. He ruffed, the second round-of spades, led a diamond to the ace. led the nine of hearts (which East covered with the Jack), finessed the queen of hearts, and then led ovit the ace of trumps! He had been hoping to drop the doubleton king-Jack of hearts. "The rest of the play was a nightmare. I think my partner could have lost more tricks If he had tried hard enough, but It would have held the loss lo 300 points, which would have been bad enough. "Do I get sympathy, or Just a good horse laugh?" That depends. My Canadian friend Ult out the most important part of the story. Was his partner a complete stranger, or had they played together before? South's vulnerable bid of threi hearts against two bidding oppon ents and with a passing partnek was a rash a bid as I have seen in many a year. No reasonable person makes a bid like that. Hence South must be an unreasonable person—the sort of player who makes really weird bids from time to. time. his , , ...IMV ,*u. lc MIUV>I1 thfl South was rash and undepeniable. In that case. North gets' precious little sympathy. If North and South . If North knew much about s partner, he must have known that IS NORTH 47652 V983 4 A5 + KJ93 (») 4AK10»J 4QJ8 * 2 VKJ76 »Q1043 + 6S SOUTH KJ98 *A42 We* 1* 4* Pass '* A Q 10 5 4 »762 4 Q 10 8 7 Both vul. North EMt Pass 2 4 5 V Double Pass South 3>(!) Pass Opening lesd—4 K were pining together (or the first time, North gets a little smpath.y I also admire his courage. There are precious few strangers that lie should tnist like that! I'd have passed four spades and taken my cliance.s on beating it. As a matter of fact, tour spades would have been set North leads the nine of hearts, East (dummy) covers with the jack, an d South- wins with the queen, south then returns a club. If West draws trumps, he must lose two club*, if FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 ,1950 Red China s New ( Monroe Doctrine* By DeWITT MaeKEN'ZIC AP Foreitn Affairs Analyst Sir' Benegar Rau, India's United Nations representative, expresses the conviction that the Chinese people "seem to be moving toward a sort of Monroe Doctrine for the Sunduy School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.I).«. The story Is well known of the man who was asked under 'whose preaching he had been converted. He replied that it hadn't been under anybody's preaching, but under his mother's practice. The best witness to the truth of Christianity, and the power of the Gospel, is not found in sermons, though. As one who has preached a great many, I should be the first to contend that sermons are not to be undervalued. But the best sermons In the world are of little value unless they inspire and lead to Christian practice. It Is the evidence of the tnith and power of the Gospel in tidily life, and the evidence that men and women have been with Jesus, and have learned of His. that it the greatest factor in extending the saving poiver. nml influence of the Gospel, in a world in which men and women need the Gospel more than anything, else. . Yet the manifestation of the Christian religion in our lives, even of those who profess the Christian way, is not as everywhere evident as it ought to be. We. who call ourselves Christians, might well ask ourselves what there Is in our lives If anything, that marks us as In any way. better, "or happier, than non- professing, non-church-going, decently living neighbors. Of course we ought to ask the question in no spirit of Pharisaism, or of assumed superiority. Humility is the essential and unfailing mark of the true Christian, who must always be measuring himself against the standard of some better thing some further growth In grace to which he has not yet attained But If the Gospel, the presence of Christ in the soul, has any real meaning, it ought to bring Into the daily life of the Christian some quality that others, no .matter" how outwardly correct their lives may be, do not possess. One must of course, always remember the Parable of. the Pharisee and the Publican, which means in a modern <ier- slon that a sincere non-Christian earnestly seeking to live a good lire, may be actually nearer to Christ than many who profess His Name. But, allowing . for this, the difference. I think, between the Christian and the non-Christian whose life seems equally good. Is one of atmosphere and horizon. The good man, who never goes to church and takes no part In the life of the church, or in Christian fellowship Is cut off. from'a. range of life and environment, that he ought to know even If, .knowing it, he decides to have nothing to do with it Religion in daily life would. I think, take on a new beauty and power if more professing Christians nnd- non-Christians took into account in their lives the story of Jesus, as It is recorded in the four Gospels. Enquiries among college students recently revealed widespread and amazing ignorance .concerning the most outstanding details of the Gospel story To know nothiiig of that story, which has had such part and .nfluence in the world during twen ty ccntures. is to convict one's self of deep and -essential ignorance no matter how much knowledge one might otherwise possess. The world's knowledge would be put to better use than much of it is « men cherished the knowledge of Christ above all other wisdom. West tries to ruff a club in durn- my. North gets another chance to lead hearts, "making West ruff. West ' then ' loses'control of the trump suit. Incidentally, that -South player Is quite a ladl I didn't realize that people still made such bids after all these years. Far East." That's an. Interesting observation especially as coming from an Asl.^ tic statesman whose own gre^. country also appears to be reacrlP tag for leadership In that part ot Sir Senegal of course had reference to America's Monroe Doctrine That gets its name from President Monroe, who in 1823 warned European nations to keep hands off the Western hemisphere. Sir Senegal made this statement In laying before the u.N. a plan sponsored by Asian and Middle East countries for a cease fire In Korea tie said he was convinced the Pel Ping government wanted-peace bu't that he people have been made suspicious by past ordeals and see ageression where none exists Well if that Is a correct esllniate ow . B ? far lowi "'ds explaining China* military intervention In Ko". rea. I believe, however, we must dig deeper than that for a .loluion '? Tre Korean upheaval is. of course another clash between communism a ' d ,,"eniocracy. As such it Is par of the deologica! struggle which rnpidly is enveloping Asia. Soviet Guides Rurts . The Soviet Union - part Eur<i- pean and Margery Asiatic — Is <HP commander-in-chier of the ' RwL forces Its lieutenant for EusteSl Asia B Red Clilna. mighty In terri- cUwe £"« resources and bnasting Under these circumstances it Isn't strange to see Communist Chuia apparently aiming at the dominant position In the Far East. And a good deal, more than a ."Monroe Doctrine" is Involved. ..' China's .intervention in Korea and her .operations against Tibet Nepal.and-Indochina, make it ert- is Cn after at " COntrt)1 " ls wllat Pel Ping Mao Beingr Pushed Whether Mao Tse-tui,g. Red Chinese leader. ]., personally ambitious or is being pushed Into this expansive program by Moscow Isn't clear although he obviously has some sort of pact with Russia, m any event, whether he likes it or'not, he has no choice. FT- slts rlght und ft sia's big guns. So far as concerns Korea, naturally both China and Russia a"re tn- erested. This pelilnsula for ceh- luries has been, regarded as strategically important-and It has Us stn sfberia' ManChUrii> -"«' «"-Will India Challenge? Whether Ii.dia will challenge China for leadership of Asia remains to be seen. It would make an interesting contest between great'per- sonalities who head two of the world's biggest countries. However Prime Minister NeViru of India would seem to be heavily handicapped by ' the fact that' Mao' ^ Moscow s protege. " '^ Moreover, as the signs read there nnt h nS T ? at Mle rivillrv ™Sht »t , ept °" a Peaceful' basis. Nehru has suddenly taken cognizance of the fact that he lives ih-a dangerous part of the world, and he has started an Intensive arming of siiV 0 '" 1 ^ 5 ' "gainst possible aggr'es- All of which fits in with the picture of a China "moving for a sort of Monroe Doctrine for the 'Far tost. Crustacean 75 Years Today Kershell Mosley, "brilliant tripie- threat ace of the Blytheville high school .Chickasaws. has-been named on (he All-Southern high school football squad for 1935. Gordon Lee Hamock had a birthday, party Saturday afternoon in celebration of his fifth:birth anniversary. The 16 present played games after which his mother, Mrs u. Hammock, served refreshments. .' Mrs. Herbert Browning and children left Saturday for Haines C|ty, ™., where they will spend the John Blythe, who Is making-Wi. home in San Diego, Calif wiflB- his brother Carl Blythe, and farni ' ily,.will arrive Friday for the holidays to be spent with his mother, Mrs. John Blyth« and family. 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