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FAOE SIX BLYTHT5VTT,T,B, (ARK.) COUBI15K N15TTS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER KEWi TSf COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINES, PubUttwr EAMRY A. RAINES, AMisttnt PubUahtc A. A. FKEDRICKSON, editor FA0L D. HUMAN, Adv«rtlstn« Manatvr Sol* National Advertising RepreaenUtlvM: Wtllwx Wltmer do, New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. Entered u second claw matter at th« post- otflc* at Blythevllle, Arlcancu, under act of Con- Crew, October 9, 1617. Member of Th* Associated Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ta the city of Blylhevilte or any •uburban town wheri carrier tervic* la maintained, 25o p«r week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 41-25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile sone, 112.50 per year payable in advance, Meditations And ye were now turned, and had done rijht la my tight, In proclaiming liberty every man to bin neighbour; and ye had nu.de & covenant before me In the house which is called by my name.—Jeremiah 34:15. * * * Do you wish to b« free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.—Savonarola. Barbs We suspect some prices have taken that famous "will never take another drop" oath. * » » A dealer reports Imported cheese plentiful fer the comlnf holidays. RtfardltM of price, we'll pay through the DOM. * • • Following winter, our highways will need Improvements — and that means going from ruts to Baken In a Pennsylvania town have asked for more doufh, It mlfht come under the hrad of lire and take. » * • lot* of money is loet by trying to make It multiply Instead -of »dd. Rau, a Man of Good Will, Seems Deluded by Wily Reds . the United States and Britain in support, apparently the UN General Assembly is sure to approve the Asian-Arab plan for a cease-fire in Korea as a prelude to efforts at peaceful settlement with the Chinese Communists now fighting there. There's no way of telling whether the Reds would agree to a cease-fire, or whether any subsequent negotiations would produce terms the U. S. could accept. But credit for an earnest try must go to Sir Senegal Rau, India's Security Council representative, who is the leader of the 13-nation bloc working for some settlement. Rau has toiled hard to find a formula that would end the fighting, or at least keep it from spreading, and provide the basis for an honorable accord. He has had many meetings with General Wu, head of the Chinese Red delegation in America. But, unfortunately, Rau seems to have developed a sympathy for China's behavior and attitude which is unwarranted by the facts. He quotes Wu as telling him: "Most certainly we do not want a war, but we find that the forces of the U. S. and the- UN are carrying on military operations near our border, and so a war has been forced upon our people . . ." Rau went on to report to the UN: "We must remember that the terrible ordeals through which they (the Chinese) have passed have made them unduly suspicious, and they fear aggression even where none is intended or exists. In fact, they seem to be moving toward a kind of Monroe Doctrine for China: that any foreign intervention in any territory adjoining China is an unfriendly act toward China." Now this is just pure fancy. What is the truth? The U. S. and other UN forces came into Korea not as aggressors but a s opponents of aggression by the North Korean Communists. Military men in Washington are said to believe that the Chinese themselves played a large role in the mounting of the original North Korean offensive. ' When the UN forces crossed the 38th parallel into North Korea, they had two aims: to finish the crushing of North Korean armies so they could not live to fight again; and to unify Korea in accord with the declared intent of the UN. Never did the UN forces contemplate invading China or endangering the legitimate interests of the Chinese in Korean hydro-electric, power developments. Our leaders offered the Reds repeated assurances on this score. Therefore, to portray tin Chines* as a p*op]« striking out agalntt Unlt«d Nations force* in instinctive for Is to di»- eount almost completely •vwrjr bit of concrete «vMenc« existing. Par from fearing aggression, they apparently helped launch it In tha opposite direction. And when the North Korean* were beaten, the Chinese readied 1,000,000 of their own fighting men to "defend their, soil" against less than half that number. In the struggle against ruthless Russian-born communism, we need every ally we can get in every part of the earth. We all hope the Indians will be among them. For that reason, it is sad to see a man of good will like Sir Senegal Rau giving currency to the Chinese Reds' false account of their Korean behavior. A prime requisite in a successful defense of freedom is to recognize the true nature of the enemy. Rau and many other earnest men do not yet show that they grasp what kind of men they are up against. Views of Others Paper Mobilization Washington reports the appointment of Charles E. Wilson, president of General Electric Co. and during World War II the nation's No. 1 production official, as industrial mobilization chief. His Is the latest name to be added to the growing list of mobilizes of one kind and another. Because the. President at last appears ready to get on with mobilization, the chances ire that Mr. Wilson may actually be put to work. His colleague* for the past several weeks have done little more than twiddle their thumbs. The reason Is. of course, th»t the President has not been ready to move. He haa even held back the one man who has been consistently ajix- lous over lack of preparation and controls—Stuart Symington, chairman of the national resources board and the closest we have to a mobilization czar on paper. But Mr. Symington lack* author- Ity and was not able to persuade the President, until the reverses In Korea, that more arms and men, is well as safeguards against Inflation, were terribly necessary. That nothing specific was being planned a , -week ago to battle Inflation was made appallingly clear during the press conference of economic stabilizer Valentine, price stabilizer DiSallD, and wage stabilizer Ching. Mr. Ching made only one answer to questions: "I don't know." The other two dcdged and parried, but the result was no greater information from them than had been obtained from Mr. Ching. The fact that Mr. Wilson has accepted the President's assignment to head Industrial mobilization must mean that he ts convinced the administration now Is determined to get ahead with , the real Job. Mr. Wilson's abilities and experience should be strongly helpful in this task of getting mobilization off paper and Into the factories. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNB Poor Example Given Except on housing, there is little Justification for the surge of protests against the new curbs on consumer credit. Although federal meddling In this'field Is warranted only as a war measure, most of the curbs are ones which retailers should Impose in the interest of sound business dealing. What makes the administration's position so weak in this field ts the poor example it has set in thrift. It has Issued a half dollar bearing the likeness of Ben Franklin, but has failed miserably to heed his advice on economy. How can the Truman administration expect the people to meekly accept credit curbs when for half a generation politicians in Washington have set an example of. profligate spending and the piling up of deficits and debts? Deficit spending Is dangerous for the individual family. It is bad for the government, too. '—DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Religion is no part-time matter nor an Isolated matter. It shouldn't be regarded us an Ivory tower into which a person can retire, to shut out the hardships of the times just for his own peace of mind at the expense of others.—Radio preacher Dr. Ralph Sockmnn. . * • * The Russians have been trying since 1945 to get the western Allies out of Berlin and bring the entire city under their dominance.—Berlin U. S. Troop commander MaJ.-Gen. Maxwell Taylor. • • » Women don't decide their fashions and dress designers . . . don't create them. Both are led to the fashion blindly by forc« beyond their control.—London fine arts museum keeper Jamet Liver. • • . Election returns . . . confirm our survey findings. It's good to be eating pheasant instead of crow.—Dr. George Gallup, director of the famous Gallup Poll. • » « We must not forget that the conflict with th« Soviet Union has also become Intensified In the economic and political fields. The Soviet Union is trying desperately to capitalize on the jwell- Ing social economic pressures now dominant throughout the world.—University O f North Carolina president Gordon Gray. • • « If I sound like a housewife who doesn't car* whether she ever makes another movie, that's right.—A^ce f*>e, off the screen for five year*. 'Now, Who's Getting Off to Give This Lady a Seat?' 7 TUESDAY. DECEMBER 1», 1950 Peter Edson't Washington Column — HSTs Dander Is Up These Days- He s Mailing Those Letters Now WASHINGTON (NEA1—H.S.T.'s imnhl.. __ WASHINGTON (NBA)— H.S.T.'S hot letter to Washington Post music critic Paul Hume, who had written an unflattering review of Margaret Truman's concert in Washington, was a sharp reversal of President Truman's old form. It was the first slip of this kind for the president's letter criticizing the. u. s. Marines was another example, of how h i s quick temper sometimes flares up:The President's practice when ho Peter Edson first went into the white House was muoh different. He burned easily, then as now. But in the early days he used to dictate, these hot letters, show them to one or two of his intimates, then tear up the paper and throw it in the wastebaskct. This relieved his temper and made him feel better. Also, It hurt nobody else's feelings and It saved the President from a lot of criticism. H's dropping thse hot letters in the mail that gels him into so much trouble. Barefoot Boy With Explanation When U. S. Marshall plan Administrator William C. Foster was in Burma, he followed the native custom in taking off his shoes before entering one of the temples. He took off not only his shoes, but, his socks as well. Then, barefooted, he walked through bhe streets and into the American embassy. This made a big hit with the Burmese who saw him, though it surprised the American diplomatic staff no end. He had to explain that his main reason was that he wanted to give his feet a good disinfecting bat.ii before he put his shoes and socks back on again. It's Never Ending, This Spendinr Retiring Republican Congressman Robert P. Rich of Pennsylvania, who for most of his 20 years In Congress has made famous" his economy speech of "Where you going to get the money?" has now had his idea put Into poetry. Sitting in committee room the other morning he was handed those lines: We must balance our budget and Or conserve our cash, we'll meet the same (ate Truman's haberdash. To these lines, Representative Rich added some of his own, and put them into the Congressional Record: My colleagues, look Into the need 'Of this European and Asiatic blending. It's your duty to heed- Little lending, no giving, less spending. Right Back at Him When Internation Bank President Eugene R. Black was in Yugoslavia discussing loan possibilities with Marshal Tito, they swapped cigars. Tito presented his guest with a big, rough black stogie, made of native tobacco and strong like the kick of a mute. In return, Mr. Black handed the marshal an American Corona, mild and smooth and wrapped in cellophane. Tito took it. looked It over, smelled it. lighted It. and pronounced It a good cigar. "Now," said Mr. Black, "you look like a capitalist." ' They carried on their discussions through interpreters, in the course of the talk, Mr. Black went Into one of his theories that all wars in history had rcnlly been caused by See EDSON on Page 13 IN HOLLYWOOD By liRSKINE JOHNSON NBA Siaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA).— Behind I the Screen: The day that contracts were signed for Francis X. Bushman to play King Saul In "David and Bathsheba," two studio secretaries met at lunchtlme. 'Isn't it wonderful, Bushman's been signed, enthused Secretary j No. 1, a gray-haired woman in her 50t>. "Bushman," mused the second secretary, a young chick, "that's a horse, isn't it?" • • • MGM may use Ava Gardner's own warbling In "Show Doat" instead of the Annette Warren dub that has already~been recorded. The more the high brass hears Ava's voice, the better they like it. . . . The inside straight on MGM's "Inside Straight" is that it's the old "Lucky Baldwin" script once tailored to Clark Gable's dimensions. • # • Sam Goldwyn has two w.ir plc- tur« cookinc. One's about Ihc training of jtround fsrce: and Ihe other, "I Want Yon," Is alrnosl a seqnel lo "The Best Years of Our Lives." About the calling of rescrv- ists to active duty. • • • Orson Welles, with fresh capital in his moneybags Is preparing ,to shoot two pictures In Germany. . . . It's Arlene Dahl's first heavy role in MGM's "No Questions Asked." she went to the front office and begged for a type change. Added Attractions There's a sign on a building near Warner Bros, reading: "Lodgers taken. Good food, fresh air. excellent view of Virginia Mayo. Doris Day, Joan Crawford, etc.' This Is for ladles only. Magnolia* Ananymous wants you. You need MA. .The idea ts Mercedes McCambridge's. Modern women, she says, are to aggressive. "Women are so cockeyed capable who needs 'em? There's no air of mystery about women any more, skirts are up but what's interesting?' ' As Mercedes sees It: "Every Independent noin.in I know is neurotic and unhappy. Magnolias Anonjmous is the answer. It's lime for the ivomen of America to feljn incompetence, te«n how to blush again, hrromc Uw Dauf hurt of Little Women and j let It be a man's world." Down, says Mercedes, with: Tailored clothes, voting, smoking,' sleek hairdoes. political and sports talk and hanging out in bars. "At first." she says, "j thought women should even give up their careers. Then I decided we should have them, but refer to them only as, 'Oh, THAT little thing. I work just lo keep my hands blLsy.'" Greatest Story The Biblical cycle continues. A behind-the-scenes deal is underway to bring Gourgen Yanikian's brisk- selling novel, "The Triumph of Judas Iscarot" to the screen. Tallulah Bankhead's radio hit has exhibitors begging exchanges for prints of her old pictures. Her last u-as "Life. Boat." First complcled movie about (he Korean war a»-ai|iii; (he okiy of Ihe War Department is I.ipprrt's "The Sled Hdment." . . Patsy O'Connor (llonnWs niece) and Myrna Torme (Mel's sister) art busting out as a mnvietown »onit- wrlttnj team. . . . LctVhope.-it- doesn't-starl-a-fad - ncpt.: Jennifer Jones totes around a prt fo* cub through most of the footage in her Brltlsh-marle "Gone lo Earth." One of those "Born Yesterday" cutics. Invited on an out-of-town junket to premiere a new picture came up with a mnlaprop worthy of Judy Holliday. she was Introduced from Ihe state of the theater and gushed into the mike: "You know. I just love to go on these junctions." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service One Good Lead Can Ruin Contract When you make the opening lead, you can see only your own thirteen cards. Ixitcr on, when you can also sec the dummy, you may follow entirely different principles in selecting a lead. A good player does not confuse'Ihe two situations. West opened the four of spades, let It ride for queen. and South won with the king. South could count only six top tricks in the major suits, and one possible club. He therefore had to bring In the diamonds In order to make his game contract; and he quite properly went after the diamonds at once. At the second trick South led the ten of diamonds and finesse to East's At this point East could defeat the contract, by returning clubs- bill he had to lead the correct club East actually chose to return the club that would have been proper if he had been making the opening lead. In other words, East returned the. queen of clubs. Dummy won with the ting O f clubs, and declarer continued the diamonds. West took the ace of diamonds, and returned a club permitting East to take his ace and jack. Now declarer's ten of clubs controlled the fourth round of that suit, and South was sure to make game and rubber. East should have set the contract by the simple expedient of return- Ing the six of clubs instead of the Spain's But for 'Rock' May Be Turn to West By IJert'lTT MacKEXZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Generalissimo Franco's reiteration of Spain's claim to the mighty rock of Gibraltar, which has been a British possession for nearly 250 years, Invites speculation as to Just what his excellency is up to. The Spanish chief of state's pronouncement climaxed a fortnight's press and radio campaign for the return of Gibraltar to Spain, and was In the form of an Interview in the newspaper Arriba, organ of the Falange, the government party. Franco approved the motives behind the campaign, nnd declared Gibraltar was a ripe fruit "which one day must fall Into Spain's hands." However, he said this wasn't the time to raise the Issue. All this obviously Is a play to attract the attention of the outside world. Why? Is General Franco Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN', .M. [). Written for XEA Service The question of inheritance of cancer Is important. Some facts on this problem are known, and some are not. There seems to be little doubt that cancer is more common in some families than in others, though this does not mean that cancer is inherited in the strict sense of the word. • Much of what we know about the inheritance of cancer comes from studies made in mice. The work which has been done in mouse cancer does not mean that what really fishing tor the return of th« One suspects he has something more practical up his sleeve. Of course, for centuries Spain hai wanted return of Gibraltar, still Franco knows very well that John Bull Isn't at this late date golm»(, give up a possession which ~ once the sentinel of the n Mediterranean and the historic. symbol of Britain's strength. "R" he "Rock" Like a Plum 5tlcks out ,, •, side like a plum In a Chris pudding. It i s j.n.u,,,^ , t ls a Barren mountain of gray marble. 2?; miles long and ', of a mile wide at Its greatest !iv-o-,^rh Tt l_ * .„„ , . , .o"-"lt6t h — ••••••MVI n\. 111 IS use fortress which nature threw up at one of the world's strategic M^HM U ' S calleti the " ke - v ° f 'hi Mediterranean" because It stand, guard at the gateway between lh« Atlantic and the Mediterranean Honeycomb of Guns The "rock" is honeycombed with forts and gun emnlaccme-its Am under its grim shadows is the nava base which | 5 so Important to ,„„ ,' talnlng the British llfc-ll: ine to the Far East, through the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal. Britnin communications with her empire depended oil Gibraltar in days ,™ long past. And In the bst two ivJK wars It-is base was rsed not nniy'bv England but by Ihe Allied French and American navies. No. Franco doesn't'expect to eel Gibraltar. It strikes me that the real purpose of l, is extraordinarv interview Is disclosed In one brief paragraph. After saying that mod- happens to mice will happen In ex- j ern weanons m*kc, Gibraltar no actly the same way to human be- longer a fortress which can be held •-' he adcierl: Ings. By many careful studies on these animals, however, it ha.s been found that certain.strains of mice do develop the qualities of inheriting cancer, through this Is not cancer in general, but only a certain kind of cancer. In other words, srme strains of mice are likely to develop lung cancer, but unlikely to develop breast- cancer whereas others show just the opposite. The tendency of mice to develop a particular kind of cancer is Influenced by other things as well. In breast cancer, for example, the mother seems to be more important than the father !n determining the chances of developing this condition. The milk with which they _._ were fed. and the diet also play Madrid. The boycott was" a "protest some part in the development nf;' 1 ' Ta ' ns t Franco's one-party regime, cancer in susceptible mice. | It has seemed rather strange to •Today Spain Is the territory of real value, with her numerous ports capable of sheltering her fleets and those of her allies; her large and numerous airdromes ready for modem squadrons of planes" to Insure safety to all at the western end of the Mediterranean. And all this is backed by an orderlv nation of 28000,000 inhabitants." "A Bid In Holn?" What Is that but a bid to be taken into trie brotherhood of Western European- nations in the mounting world crisis? Last month the United Nations General Assembly voted — with American support—to lift a ban effective since early 1946 and permit members to send ambassadors to Now all this is very interesting, but what people really want to know is the answer to such questions as these: "My father and grandfather died of cancer—what are my chances?" or "My identical twin-'brother has a cancer of the stomach—should I be examined for it too?" Questions such as these cannot be answered with absolute certainty. However, the second question can be answered more accurately than the first. Identical twins are derived from the same sperm and egg, anci have the same heredity; If cancer de- velons In one. therefore, the other should be examined and carefully watched. Non-identic?! tn-ins are no more likely to develop cancer of the same organ at the same age than any other brothers or sisters. Don't Bt Alarmed Cancer in the family history such as was suggested in the first question, ts not a cause for alarm, but merely an Indication for caution. Inheritance is probably not the only factor involved in the development of cancer, but these who have a strong family tendency to this disease should b« particularly careful to have periodic examinations which will discover anything many, to say the least, to see the Democracies labal Franco as the bad lad of Europe because of dlctator- shio. while-ihcy continued to play ball with numerous other totalitarian regimes. However, we can let that pass now. Since Franco is no longer on 4ft banned list, and seems to be open to suggestions, some observers believe he should be invited to bring his big standing army and other resources into the western Eurone defense system. That seems to be what he Is looking for. 75 Years Ago Today A son WPS b-rn early today lo Mr and Mrs. Oscar Hnrdaway at the Blytbcvlllc hospital. The baby, who weighs six ?nd n fourth pounds, has been named Oscar Oakley Har- claway. Jr. Mr. anri Mrs. j. A. Leech and their cousin. Miss Peggy McKell.' win leave January 1. for New York from where they will sail on tne "Fran- conta" for a world cruise. They will be away five months. From the files of 20 years ago: At the party of Ihe Gill 'Care Ci >b last evening at the Woman's cl'ib, wrong c.irly enough for successful!^ 16 suests were Dr. and Mrs. M. treatment ' ' Usrey, Mr. and Mrs.. C. R. Bab- Thls does not mean constant! ™, ck \ fvlr - "'«> Mrs. Doyle Hcnricr- _ ,---, .. . i fon, Mr. and Mrs Victor Bray and NORTH *QJ5 orchestra furnishing the music. O UP R AID O AM AIS AlNl I M A TIE O _ B A LI I » K J873 + K83 WEST EAST * 1086*3 *972 V 1062 »J!7 J » A63 •Q4 * AQJ« SOUTH (D) * AK South 1 V 2N.T. Pan • 1095 + 10952 Both vul. Wai North Pass 2 * •Pass 3 N. T. Pass Pass Paxs Openin* lead—4 4 queen. It was quite clear that all defense was hopeless unless West could gain the lead. And If West could do that, there was no need for Kast to w-aste one of his precious club honors. If East returned his low club, dummy would win witli the eight. West would win the diamond continuation and return his remaining club. This would permit East to teke his three top clubs, setting the contract. 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