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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 17, 1950
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JMGHT THE BLYTUEVIUJS COURIER NEWS THE COUR1KR NEWS CO. U W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A KA1NKS. Assistant Publisher A. A. PRBI3RICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatlvei: Wallace Wllmer Co., N'ew York, Chicago Detroit Allantt, Memphis entered us second class matter at the poat> office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres*, October 9 1»17 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY IT, 19N Member of The Associated Preaa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ol Blythevllte or any tuburban [own where carrier service Lx maintained. 20c pet K'eelt, ol 85c p«l month Bjr mail, witlirn a radius ol 50 miles H.CW pel j»ar. $20fl lor six months. Jl.OO foi three months; by mail outside SO mile zone. (10.00 per real payable In advance. •Meditations 1'rnrlaiin ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men. let all (he men of war draw near; Icl them come up,—Joel 3:9. + * * A nation Is not worthy to be saved if, in the hour of its fate, it will nol gather up all its jewels or manhood and life, and go down into the conflict, however bloody and doubtful, re- sohcd on measureless ruin or complete success. —Giii-field. Barbs They're etill getting oil from the shark's Hver, bvit not from ttie shark's oil well. * * * Diet would be a mighty fine Ihlnf /or all the people who are always futl or themselves. * * * Lumbago means the blood is poor, says a doctor. And, this time of year, that the lawn needs cutting. * * * The avtvMjrc pianist's fingers move 2000 times per minute, causing the neighbors to move just rmce. » * » The puzzle part may die out some day but in » k)t of homes the cross words will go on forever. It'll Take Time and Money ,'o Rid Indo-China of Reds Tha American decision to semi military as well as economic aid to Krehch Indo-China indicates our government is convinced that that country holds the key to the fate of southeast Asia. Asiatic leaders and many western officials, including some of the top U. S. men in the Far East, have been saying for some time that if Indo-China fell to the 'Communists' southward drive, the rest of Asia would be engulfed, too. Tha arguments on this scove apparently have been compelling, for Secretary of Slate Acheson minced no words when he announced in Paris that help would be forthcoming. Acheson did not specify how much aid would be given, but a diplomat attending the Paris conference of western foreign ministers said the first installment would come from a $75,000,000 fund President Truman is authorized to spend in the China area. This means there'll be no attempt to get Congress to vole any new money immediately. But eventually the lawmakers must pass on this question of helping Indo-China When they do, they'll bump into some uncomfortable facts. France is spending $500,000,000 a year on the hot war in that sector. After four years of trying to wipe out the Communist guerrilla forces of jJo Chi Mini], the French still do not hold more than a lliircl of Ihe country by day. Al night they arc largely confined to major cities France is employing some 150,000 of its best soldiers, plus another 50,(100 native troops put into action under the French-sponsored regime of Bao Dai, leader of Ihe new Viet Nam Republic. Against this stout nucleus, (he best defensive force in the entire region, Ho Chi Jlinli is using from 30,000 to 70,000 men. Clearing oat these iruerrillas is so slow and painful a process that it's a <iwslion how Juiijr France can continue liie heavy expenditures involved—it has enough problems a( home without worrying altout outside difficulties. One thing would seem to be clear: if we are going u> extend military help to Imlo-China, it must be on a scale siift'icicnt to end the Hod threat in that area. Aid which merely keeps the Kivnch army in the field in an indecisive combat will he ol no lasting assistance tu .southeast Asia, to France, or to the United States Can't Say He's Entrenched A Unpuhliran lias crashed the exclusive Democratic circle in Texas by get- ling himself elecled to Congress. It's the first time silica 1930 the GOP lias made «n effective dent in the big stale. National Republican Headquarters, of course, is sei/.iiiK upon this event as "another sign of Ihe times." A look at the figures, however, suggests a little caution in viewing this result. Republicans noi'inulry poll about 20 per cent of the vote in Die panhandle district they caplnrcd in this special election. Their vote on this occasion was about 22 per cent, a modest gain. But the opposition lo lien (Juill, the GOP winner, was divided among 11 others. It wouldn't lake much of a gaiiKing- "P among Democrats this fall, when GuMI's scat is on the block again, to reverse the surprising outcome. Views of Others President Addresses The Idaho Farm Vote Nearly three thousand people at Glenns Ferry, Idaho, heard president Truman say that Die farm home and the small country town arc the bulJwarks of American democracy, Thomas Jefferson would have n!;icpd wholeheartedly with that statement. Doubtless the fanners of Idaho, who grow a great in fin y jxitatocs among other things, agreed with it also. But Mr. Truman went on to elaborate his statement, and it seems to us he got off the beam. Having hailed ttie I arm home as democracy's bulwark, he continued by saying "That is wliy I look with grave suspicion ujwn the development ol the so-called" "Industrialized agriculture,' the operation of farms that are nothing- but factories for Hie production of crops." If one concede Mr. Truman's point that such farm factories "depend foi their prosperity upon a large force of and underprivileged workers/' then he is quite right in oppcsing them, Unquestionably there are, in existence today many large agricultural enterprises that use migrant labor, tossing their underpaid employes aside once the liadvcst is in and leaving them to the charity ol the state. These enterprises have tended to create a landless peon class, and they have posed grave social problems. But the n bases that admittedly exist in some types of large farm opurailons do not constitute a valid argument against the introduction of modern, efficient methods of agriculture. One major difficulty with the fedora! support program is that It has been keyed to the least efficient farm producers, thus subsidizing wasteful, archaic production methods and offering a bonanza Eo smart operators. What happened with potatoes Is • n excellent example. If the government is ever KoiiiR to get off the hook in Us support program, either with Mr. Truman's controversial Brannan plan or the existing one, greater emphasis must be placed on efficiency. <Ana in this process, mechanization and the elimination of marginal producers are Inevitable. In Thomas Jefferson's day, perhaps, an man with forty acres and a mule was a pretty jelf-sufficient citizen. He produced practically everything he used, We may look back wistfully (o those days, but we cannot return to them. Today's farmer and -his family need a lot of things that they cannot, pay. for by growing a few turnips and radishes:fOr. saJe at the market-place on Saturday afternoon. The modern farmer U K business man engaged In the production ol food or fiber to he consumed by others. He (.1 still democracy's bulwark, as Mr. Truman pm it, but he must^like any other business man—improve his techniques or take the consequences. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Too Good to Be Bad We harbor some reservations about the claim of public school graduates nt Ottumwa that they haven't learned their English grammar Their rcnort on the situation contains loopholes. Isn't persuasive. Lacks verismilituile. If they had said, "We find ourselves unable to cope with the ramifications of syntax." we might have believed them. Had they declared, "Correct application of the language remains beyond our comprehension," we might think there was something to it. But whnl they said was. "We just don't know our English." Ixxiks to us like they learned it pretty good. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say I firmly believe that American aid lo Greece had a great deal to do with (Yugoslav Marshal) Tito's deflection from the Kremlin-conlrolled bloc. —Sen. Scott \V. Lucas (13.) of Illinois. * * + Should this nation . . be forced lo defend her existence in another world conftagralton our past industrials must become super-miracles if we are to survive as a free ix-ople on tliis earth —Karl R. Bendctsen, assistant secretary of Army t + * Any charges i against me! of pro-Scvicl sympathies arc complete moonshine and pure hallucination.—Owen Latthnorc, former stale Department associate. * * * A group of world forces dedicated to the enslavement ol man opposes oui leadership it, appears almost certain that they propose lo resolve this dilfercnce by force of arins.--Hcar-Adtn C. B. Momsen. « « » Everywhere in Washington there's a ffeliug of fear. Any day you may uc called betore a Congressional committee to explain why you Happened to pass a Communist In [he street.—Former Secretary of Interior Harold L. ickrs. * * * We cannot afford the luxury o! cheap political partisanship which destroys our confidence in ourselves and In thte people we have charged wllh the responsibility of administering our pol- Irlos, sen. Francis J. Myers (D.) of Pennsylvania, on Red witch-hunt. 'Free" Election—If Russia Had Her Way Peter Edson's Washington Column Private Power Utility Leaders Split Over Battle A Cold War in Europe Has Reached Impasse The DOCTOR SAYS One of the penalties of growing older, with which many men are By DeWITT MucKKNZIB (AP Foreign Affairs Analyii) Two notable developments abroat emphasize that the cold war la Europe has reached an impasse with both sides digging in and determined to hold their present linos to the bitter end. troubled. Is an enlargement of the in the western camn ™. « A rneci^rut.Tr^rb.^u as sis^rr^ does not always increase In size in in ix>ndon with the other Ati 'if* Ppct nations [ o perfect WesterSp* (he middle or later years of life but when it does difficulties with urina- tEon usually develop. Probably the most common early sign of enlargement of the prostate Is the necessity for frequency of urination, This is likely to be particularly troublesome at night and Its effect In disturbing sleep can be most annoying. Another common early symptom of prostntic enlargement is delay or difficulty In beginning urination. Such symptoms these start gradually but tend to get slowly worse. As time goes on the bladder is never completely emptied and Its wall or lining becomes thickened. The desire to urinate comes more and more frequently. The amount of pain, irritation, and local discomfort caused by enlargement of the prostate varies from person to person. There is also some danger of the development of kidney trouble because of the back pressure from the urine held in the bladder. Sometimes — and often without apparent warning--a man with an enlarged prostate may suddenly find that lie is not able to urinate at all. Under such circumstances the bladder must be drained through a tube, called a catheter, which is passed inlo the bladder {or in some other manner). The symptoms of acute inability to urinate Europe's defenses against possible Soviet aggression. That defense includes both economic and military fields. And Western Germany Is to play her part In tills stand against the Communist drive. On the Russian side, we get further proof that while Moscow haj- n t by any means abandoned th« fight, she recognizes that she lias come up against a stone wall in her advance towards the English Channel. The Iron Curtain is being tightened for the purjiose of putting an impenetrable barrier between the satellites and the democsacies The tightening of the curtain this time involves a further political purge In Poland in order to bring that nation under closer Soviet control. Docs this mean that the cold war is approaching its end? Not a long shot! by It merely means that the Russians, having been hallet in their Western rush, are consolidating In Europe and are shifting the weight of their attack to the Par Eastern front where they have every right to regard their prospects as good. Meantime, in Europe the Russiani are expected to continue their tactics of harassment — presumable? gainst Public Projects WASHINGTON - CNEA> — President Truman's western trip and two major speeches at government dam sites may make the public electric power issue hot again. Actually, it has been warming up quite a bit here of late. Toward tlie end of April, tional Association panies held a press and propaganda breakfast/ in Washington to ireseut tiie pri- r ate power com- lanies' case a- lainst public po- ver. Early In \ray he U. S. Cliam- ;r ol Commerce eld a power RDSON uncheon in connection with Its an- nual convention, c. E Oakcs, past president, of Edison Electric Institute, presented the case for private power. Assistant Secretary of Interior William E. Warne argued for public power. The simple fact, that the matter is that, the electric'power industry is by no means unanimous in its condemnation of public power. Since the National Association of Electric Companies' breakfast in Washington, it has become known that three of its members have resigned in molest. They are company presidents c. B. McManus for Georgia Power, J. N. Berry for Alabama Po-.ier and L. p. Sweatt for Mississippi Povier. All three of these companies now buy "public" power from Tennessee Valley Authority and resell it to their retail cusiom- P. L. Smith, president of National Association of Electric Companies and its Washington representative, says the resignations will not take effect till the end of 1950. since all three have paid their dues to this lobby for the year. Silent Concerning Resignations Mr. Smith—usually voluble on all matters relating to power — will make no explanation for the three resignations. It Is known, however, that C. B. McManus has siiid government developments like the Tennessee Valley Authority should go forward. He cites the favorable experience of his company in dealing with TVA. John Dierdorff. vice president of Pacific Power and Light, Portland. Ore., has made similar statements. He says that 'no thoughtful citizen SMJ KDSON on I'agc 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Jortnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Charles Slack, the handsome pineapple plantation heir. Is reported lo have cle-sisiis on the third finger of Shirey Temple's left hand. Shirley and Charles were inin- ng shrimp out of cocktail sauce when I .skidded lo a stop at their .able. The dialog: Charles: "We have no marriage Shirley: "People say things \vheiher they're true or not. it doesn't do any good to be angry. I'm :iever angry at the things people 5 ay." Charles: "Actually this is oiir :hird date." Shirley: "I don't rrscnt anything* :lint's said about me." Charles: "It's all very cmbam.v;- npp. F mean, the man has to tin the u>kii\s and the girl has to do the icceptins:. It's rvon embarrassing to say that it's embarrassing." Shirley: "I don'L know how that tory about our engagement anil our families meeting in solemn con cl a v e ever eot s t art ed. 1' ve tl r- ridcd not to be ansry about the '.& that people say." brother In 'Ground.-; for Marriage" fell through Rudy couldn't get out of his New York 'commitments in time. But he's straining at the leash for more film work. . . . Dress designer Michael Woulfc, on the subject of the low cut gowns worn by Jane Ru.-sell and J.?ne Grecr: "RKO spends about $5000 Perhaps sometime a method will be discovered of preventing prostate enlargement or of treating it with hormones or drugs. Although studies along these lines have been made, at present surgery Is usually the preferred method o( treatment, Se\'cral Methods Several different and good methods of operating on the prostate gland aimed at removing some of the excess tissue and relieving the symptoms are available. Which one should be chosen depends on circumstances and the judgment of j j,^^' Use surgeon. Enlargement of the prostate Is really a normal accompaniment of getting older. It is not a disease, though it causes serious symptoms. 11 is more a s ign that you th Is waning than it Ls of illness. If old ace could be prevented doubtless this difficulty also would be avoided. 75 Years Ago Today M i s s Josephine Shiblcy was crowned "Miss Blytheville" at the to say against mathematicians or conclusion of the historical pa?against my home state of Texas. I eantj « Thc spirit of America," at simply wish to point out that the ' the high school auditorium last bridge is usually matter of counting mathematics just a simple up to 13. For example, here is a hand that called for a little mathematics- As you will see, It, was easy to play correctly. West opened the jack of diamonds, and that suit was continued for three rounds. South pounced on the third Diamond p.-ith the ten materials ^every year than any1>th- ° f heartS ' """"S Wtth inlCrCSt lhflt er studio." Because ot this, it was clear that East had started with six diamonds. South's next step was to draw three rounds of trumps, ending in the dummy. East followed to all three rounds of trumps, while West could not follow the suit. Because ol this, it was clear that East had started with six diamonds. South's next step was to draw three rounds of trumps, ending in the dummy. East followed to all Eyes Hive Tt Ronald Reagan had the kind of hand-hold on Myrna Deli's mitt I hat Gorgeous George applies to his wrestling- opponents when I passed thfir table. "H's not love," hlomlc Mvrna Ris- Rlcil. "It's Just that I'm behind In my Serecn Aclnrs Guild dues." (Keasran Is presirleni of thr Guild.) Uoii.itd and Mvrnn met darin- the makinc; of "The Girl From Jones] cBach" hut liave just eollcn around : to (lie melting eyes since. I "Maybe." Reasan winked, "we'll re-make the picture ourselves." | With "Storm Warning" nnrt "I/niisia" notched up to his credit. night. Miss Virginia Scott was chosen as her maid of honor and the attendants were Misses Peggy Long, Doris Delk, Wanda Smith, Estelle IjUiisford and Elizabeth Edwards. As a trophy Miss Shibley received a diamond ring. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Keith have announced the marriage of their daughter, Kathcrine, to Mr. Scott Alley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Alley. The marriage was performed Monday, May 13, at Caruthersville, Mo. Mrs. Walter Rosenthal and her guest. Mrs. Selma Rosenthal of Denver, Colo,, are spending today in Memphis. Mrs Roy Walton was in Forrest City yesterday for a meeting of the executive board of Arkansas Pres- hytcrial, of which she is an officer. the British to maintain for fifteen montlis tlie terribly costly airlift to supply the German capital with food and other essentials. We are getting the reaction from this type of Soviet economic warfare now in the London conference. The main problem of the twelve nations is how they can afford lo spend on defense without stiflm* economic recovery. The money spent on that air-lirt would have gone a long way towards meeting pressing problems of today. One of tlie mast striking devetop- ents in the western camp came I in the meeting of the Big Three foreign ministers just prior to tht U. S. Secretary of State Acheson, and French Foreign Minister Sshu- currcnt Atlantic pact conference. British Foreign Secretary Bevia man decided that it was impossible to proceed with a Gern">n peace treaty so long as Russia A-\ fused to agree to l unified GeP many. However, the three ministers agreed that Western Germany should be fully Integrated into Western Europe, economically and defensively. An important aspect of this Bli Three agreement was the decision to keep Western Germany an armed camp of occupation troops for defensive purposes. This naturally will play a vital part in the current deliberations of the 12 Atlantic Pact nations. The ar'-eement is particularly effective since Chancellor Adenauer, of the Western German government, and other West German leaders have placed the stamp of approval on the allied decision. Don't fall flat on your 'ace if' i?a Gardner joins Frank Sin^tr.i in bolting M-G-M—If. as am! when his strained throat heals. Funk's DKO film, soon to be released, is titled "It's Only Money" But Ihnl isn't what FYankic is savin;: to Nancy's argument for a bin hunk j of his rtoueh. . . , Bud Abbott and j l.ou Covstcllo will revive their d-vsic [ drill routine from "Buck Privates" ! for GI shcnvc in Germany this sum- ' mrr. . . . Barbara Ann Scot 1 , here! with the Ice Capadrs of 950. is' combine movie offers out of her hnir. She's not interested unl^s irs n bi$ role. j Srlllnl l)i»vn | Gorgeous Pat Knight annnHi'cr-rt she was sivitis up her carcrr to! cnucenlrate on bcinz Mrs. Cornell Wilde after their sis-months' feo- nration. Now she's back in front of Ihe camera for "The Second Face." But she says: \ "It's okny with fnnicl If I iln an i orrosinnal rote. I'm not so madly j amliitinu^ any rnorr. I've Irnrnctl Ihorr are ollirr tblnjs In life." . * A J 10 5 V94 » J 6 AJ 743 * 743 ¥ A J5 » K 73 X A Q 9 2 (DEALER) 3 W N W E — 17 A 9 2 V 763 » AQ 105 8 •! i 3 5 V KQ1082 North 1 * 1 N. T. 4 ¥ + 52 XK 106 N-S vul. Easl South AYcst 1 » 1 t Pass P;iss 3 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Michelle firmer, who is Gloria S\vnnsnn's cianih- ?er. is tired of waiting for a movie career to develop despite an M-G-M j les:. She heads east this summer to play "Claudia" in stork. Mike Todd \vants Janis Carter for his Broadway-bound "Peep Show." . . . MGM is trying to fit -^chrdutr.s so they can snaa Glenn Ford for "Running ot the Tide." three rounds of tVumps, while West third A movie theater on Melrosr AY did an cl [• Only letters left on the marquee spell out: "Movies Arc Better Than Ever." Sign in a Hollywood tr.rtcuir- ant window: "Luscious pies—ju.^t like Mart; Sennet used to make." blight inspiration Rudy Valle, a* v»n Johiuon's, Ttxai. Mind Trom Snike Jonrs: "To slve our recording of 'Chinese .Mule Tram' an authentic rinjf, we importer! two of China's forc- mnsf Tmisiriaris—Hmr N T o\v and Tirovvn fow—irho introduced a new InslriTinrnf rallril a [•nontanirn- Olinnc. Thut's l\vn wet noodles •Mrrtchrd ncrn^s a Mali .loti^? set ^ntl you strike it with a .Min? V:isp." Spike added that he first per- discarded on the third round of ri.wn in Hollywood and "13 bar- ' trumps. At this point, therefore, de- lenders sued me for powder burns." c'^rer knew that .cast had begun the hand with nine red cards, and only four black ones. The next step was to lead a spade from dummy, since the contract could be easy If East happened to hold the ace of spades. When South played the king of spades. West won with the ace and returned the jack or spades. Since East followed suit on two rounds of spades, South knew that two of East's four black cards were spades. It \vas clear that he could not have mor'- than two clubs in his hand. This meant that West had four clubs. This information made the rest quite simple. South led the ten of clubs to dummy's ace and returned [he dctice of clubs to his king. Kast played his two small clubs on these tricks. Soul) could then safely finesse Sirough Wcsl for Ihe jack of clubs. The finesse ot Ihe nine of clubs naturally held and South was able to discard the losing spade on dummy's queen of clubs. . you, I havt nothing | The play <H thU hand »hows * JACOBY „ , M , , ON BRIDGE theater on Melr<w Avr.,' v loltto several weeks RK o. | 'Of Con Play Bridge If You Can Count People sometimes sr\y to n;c. "It's easy for you to piny bridge. After all. you're a mathematician." Actually, there Li nothing in this. Tlicy might Just as well say that I can play bridge because I live tn little counting, but needed no ma- .hematics beyond simple arithmetic. You have to be willing to think to play fine bridge, but your name doesn't have to be Albert Einsten! Mission to Moscow WASHINGTON, May 17. Iff) — Russian Ambassador Alexander S. Panyushkin who left yesterday for Moscow is expected to give the Soviet foreign office a first hand report on how the cold war looks from Washington. Tlie envoy was to sail from New York on the Polish liner Batory on his second visit home since he came to the United states as ambassador late in 1017. ==; European Bird -Answer to Previous Puzzto HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted bird 7 It is found in 13 Decree 14 Indites 15 Prevarication . 16 Trigonometric functions 18 Choose 19 Accomplish 20 Unionist 22 Pair (ab.) 23 Otherwise 25 Bewildered 27 Factual 28 Agile 23 Behold! 30 Informal salutation 31 Hypothetical force 32 Psyche part 33 Arrived 35 Cape .18 Mineral rocks 39 Suitcase 40 Fathom (ab.) 41 Personal property 47 Pronoun 48 Its crest is shaped 50 Tardier 51 Mimic 52 Prepared for publication 54 Lacked 56 Hydrophobia 57 Male singers VERTICAL 1 Tenant 2 Another bird 3 Poem 4 Parent 5 French river 6 City in Oklahoma 7 Pitcher 8 Bear 9 "Smallest Stale" (ab.) 10 Ear (comb. 11 Seasoning 26 Web-maker 12 Wandering 33 Chest sheep 34 War fleet 17 Direction (ab.) 36 Smirk 20 Suicide 37 Races 21 Fastenings 42 Escape 24 Herodias' 43 Passing daughter fancies 44 Diminutive suffix 45 Coin 46 Woody plant 49 Penpoint 51 Stir 53 Note of scale 55 Type measure

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