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PAGE ETGHT BT.rrHEVTT.LE, (ARTT^ COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. KREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered ac second class matter at the post- office at Blythevilte, Arkansas, under act of Con- tresi, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year, 12.50 (or six months, $1.25 for Ihree months; by mall outside SO mile zon^ $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations What 1* my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the focpel, I may mike the tosptl of Christ without charjr, that I abuse not my power tn the gospel.—I. Cor. 9:18. * + * Jt it the grand endeavor of (he gospel to communicate God to men.—Horace Bushncll. Barbs One bad thing ubout steam heat is that dad can't toss everything into the radiator. * * * Today Is what you were looking forward to yesterday ami It's your own fault if you arc disappointed. * * * A Kentucky man lost $120 matching pennies. We've always figured It was unsafe to play with matches. * * • A Florida jolter broke his wife's jaw while practicing his swing. There's nothing funny about Jt eicept that he says It was an accident. * * * Come summer and Improving properly will consist of cutting down pretty trees and other growth and erecting gasoline stations. We May Have to Lose Asia To Save Europe's Industry No responsible citizep in the free world likes to contemplate the loss of virtually all Asia to Russian communism. It would be an economic, political •nd strategic defeat of colossal proportions. Yet all western leaders concede it will be hard to avert this outcome now that Red China has committed major partu of its armed forces to the Korean battle. Nothing short of all-oul war against China is likely to block seriously the flow of communism across Southeast Asia. / There are some highly esteemed men who believe we should make that effort —whatever the cost in blood and treasure. They believe the free nations might never be able to offset the handicap "of losing Asia to Russia. But it is thoroughly clear that Pres..- Ident Truman, .Prime Minister Attlee of Britain and Premier Pleven of France do not share that view. They believe that Europe is the primary theater of decision in the struggle against the Soviet Union. And they are convinced any full-scale commitment against Red China would pose the grave danger of leaving Europe almost defenseless. It's important for us to understand why Europe is the key region, why our leaders would rather see all Asia go down before allowing European nations to slide into the Red abyss. This is the reason: tn a broad triangle of land embracing Belgium, French Alsace-Lorraine and the German Ruhr and Saar districts, there is a greater concentration of industry than anywhere in the world outside the United States. Everything Russia could put together—even if it had all of Asia—would not match the industrial strength found in that,triangle. And it takes the output of the entire United States to outdistance it. From the selfish American viewpoint, nothing more need be said. Give that rich triangle to Russia and this country will no longer have tlie economic might to wage a winning war against communism. It's that simple. We dare not allow this to happen if we wisli to survive as a free nation. Obviously we have to defend European soil as if it were our own, even if the Europeans should not lift a fingei to protect it themselves. Hut we don't yet face so dire a prospect us that. Neither the British nor the French seem now to appreciate the urgency of the crisis. Certainly, too, they show little stomach for fighting another war. But we must still give them the full benefit of the doubt. We must assume that, having known freedom, they will still in the end be willing to fight for it again. Western Europe is worth saving for its own sake ns well as ours. Packed into that small half of a small continent live hundreds of millions of the most skilled, the most cultured, the most civ- . ilined people on earth. Most of them have lived long under liberty. In contrast, most Asiatics have no knowledge of freedom, It would be a crushing blow not alone to freedom but to the whole fabric of western civilization, should Europe fall 'to Russian communism. There freedom was born, and there it may well die if we do not resolve to save it. Views of Others Dishonest Procedure, Economic Idiocy The government's Olflce of Economic Stabilization sent telegrams Thursday to the Ford and General Motors people, asking them to suspend tliu price increases which had been announced for their new vehicles. Telegrams went to other motor companies urging tliem not to raise their prices. Interesting and important news that Is, even though the automobile companies say they cannot accede to the requests. But the funny thing is, on Wednesday the government's Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which is miming government-owned synthetic rubber plants, had announced an increase In the price of rubber used in making tires. The motor car price rises are about 5 per cent. The rubber price rise is 32.4 per cent. The RFC had said its increase was made necessary by a heavy rise In production costs. Ford and General Motors had said the same thing. Both, of course, spoke truthfully. If the Office of Economic Stabilization should now ask the HFC to reconsider its increase in the price of rubber and the RFC should do so, , such loss as Is incurred In manufacture will (all on the federal treasury. Were Hie motor manufacturers to heed the appeal and Incur losses, the burden would fall on the citizens who own the companies and at the same time on Ihe federal treasury, which gets a 45 per cent share of all large corporate earnings. ' Any federal control of prices, without a simultaneous control of wages and the price of products of the soil, is a confiscation of the money of the many for the benefit of a relatively few. It Is a dishonest procedure and is economic Idiocy. —ATLANTA JOURNAL For Future Doctors If we're to have healthy Americans a generation hence, there must be ample training for doctors now. Ami our medical schools shouldn't have to send envoys to Washington to keep their doors open. That's why the American Medical Association lias started raising a multimillion- dollar fund to aid hard-pressed medical schools. The doctors know that once the schools accept federal subsidies, government, will step in and run the schools. -•: Much of the current, trend toward federal control has come through the default of locaJ agencies. Full local support of our educational, health and welfare institutions is the surest way to keep them out of the federal gnupl If we are to avoid the evils of socialized medicine under which the British and other ixioples now suffer, our medical schools must lie kept free. The new AMA campaign to keep them so should have support from everyone who believes In the American way. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say I call people "dnrling" because I can't remember names, and I comb my hair lo keep 11 out of mj' eyes.—Actress Tallulah Bankhead. * * # I do not mean that you (teachers! should be a maudlin sentimentalist. There mny be limes when it Is necessary for you to figuratively kncrk this growing mind into a comer. It ts all right to knock him Into a corner if you get into the corner with him nnri help him out.—Marietta College president Dr. W. Bay Irvine. + + » One has only to examine Commiiunlst appeals everywhere in the world to realize that racial and religious persecutions play only technically different roles in the propaganda of fascism and communism.—American Jewish Committee president Jacob Blanstein. » * • The PAC got out the Ohio voters, but they just don't seem to hrvve voted the way we wanted them to.—CIO Political Action Committee director Jack Kroll, speaking of the unsuccessful effort (o unseat Senator Tatt. * * » No one can define a pretty girl, but thank ireaven, we all know one when we sec one. British Lord Chancellor Viscount Jowitt. * * * An ideology cannot be suffocated by poison sas nor demolished by atomic bombs It must be answered by a better ideology that has power, when applied, to bring better life U> man.—Methodist Bishop G. Bromley o.xnam. * i « Feminist causes don't seem so prevalent any more, so women get ft little careless about their voting responsibilities. They have equal education, equal rights and the vole. So what else is there?—Mrs. Learned Hantl, wife of tlie distinguished jurist, and once a prominent suffragette. * * * Unle.ss we have a constant awareness that our purpose Is lo maintain the peace so that the democratic values we cherish may continue tlicir fruition, we run the risk of allowing power to become an end in itself.—Dean Acheson, Speaking of Chinese Puzzles Peter Edson's Washington Column — Stabilizers Cannot Govern Prices Unless Wage Controls Imposed WASHINGTON (NBA)—How to prevent a new round of wage increases from starting another spiral of inflation Is a major problem about which government stabilizers have done nothing, what's more, they're powerless to do anything because price controls can't be imposed unless tbcre are wage controls. And nothing h a s been done about holding down prices except through indirect means of increased taxes and tighter credit restrictions. U. S. Steel President Ben Peter Kelson Fairless's recent reference to current, negotiations for a "fifth round" of wage increases calls attention to just what lias happened on U. S. wage picture. First postwar round of wage Increases was patterned on ia',i cents an hour Increase granted to major industries in 1940.' Second round was a package increase, including pay for holidays nnd other fringe issue* equal to 15 cents an hour. Third round in 1948 followed no set pattern but averaged 10 to 13 cents an hour. Fourth round, last year, was to cover pensions and insurance and In many cases involved no other direct wage increase. Genera] Motors increase allowed cost of living adjustment which idea was picked up by others. Filth round really began with Chrysler voluntary increase of 10 to 15 cents an hour, early this year. Total increase since the war, omitting the fourth pension round but including the Chrysler-pattern fifth round, therefore, ranges from 53 to 58 cenU an hour, for those who got annual raise. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports average hourly wage for all ..manufacturing industries was S1.02 in 1945. Tii September, 1950, it averaged $1.48. Tills is 46 cent, or 47 per cent average Increase. W.-isliInslon Housing improved Since U'ar Washington's postwar housing boom has put the District of Columbia in a lot better shape to handle new influx of government defense \vorkers than it was 10 years ago. Over 100,000 housing units have been put under construction In past five years. This includes roughly 60,000 houses and 40,000 apartments. The latter Include many one-room efficiency apartments for single government workers. One apartment building alone has 1135 apartments. But there's still said to be a housing shortage. "They're standing in line waiting to buy your property," advertises one Washington real estate firm, "we never saw anything like it." Where all the people are coming from is hard to figure. One explanation given is that ns segregation bars are broken down in lower- priced residential districts, mnnj families are moving into higher- priced areas where restrictions are still in effect. Helicopter to the Rescue! Bel Aircraft reports n new kind of helicopter rescue mission. Marine Capt. Frank Presley and Lt. Don Hogue climbed through a shell hoi on the rof of their three-stor headquarters building in Korea to repair damage. They patched th roof all right, then discovered ther See EDSON on Pare 16 IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NKA>— Lizabelh Scott is ditching the blacV-bce- nljhtgown -set tor .a rille, buckskins, Alan Ladd. and a bottle of iodine in .her first, western, "QiiaiUreD's Raiders." She bared a shapely knee and pointed to an iodine-soaked bandage: "I/iM>k, bruises. I have sonic others. I wish I could show you all of them." Even when the going got rough, on a location trip to Gallup, N.M., Liz. the only girl In the company, was Stnliing Girl and Ladd whispered it about: "Liz likes it. She miisl be cracking: up." Hollywood thought Liz was cracking up la.st summer when she ducked a chance to do ."Summer and Smoke" in eastern stock and took a .six-week course In philosophy, psychology and politicnI eco- nomlc.s at U, S. C. "It wasn't si range at all/' slie lold me. "I suddenly decided [ wanted to do something for my •lind Instead of mj bank account." MGM is boiling. An earlier version of "King Solomon's Mines." made years ago by Gaumont-British with Cedrtc Hardwickc, Anna Lee and John Loder, is being booked by small film houses and advertised tts "The Original." Jetf Chandler reports for active Army duty after he does "The Iron Man" at UI. . . . John G.irfield'5 future movie plans include a comedy, "Mr. Brooklyn," the story of a street car conductor who loses his car. Uamla VHial She'll Do? Wanda Iicurtrtx couldn't set Die playwright of the Broadway show she was slated for lo make changes in the script, so her name won't be twinkling from the marquees us a Junior Katharine Cornell. Saccharine movie roles and romance rumors are annoying Wanda, who complained: "Why are people Irjin.e; to pel mo married off? Jus* thr other rta.v there was a report that 1 WAS go- Injr to marry nob Sterling. Why, I hart only OIK date with him." • * » "Born YoMcrday" proves I hat Columbia's Harry Colin, who p.ild a hefty sum for the play, wasn't! 'Tht film translation of the *tage hit cine rges as a mov 1 n g, fresli faced companion piece to "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Judy Holliday'3 mow-'em-down comedy talents have the force of a bazooka. Wallace Ford's role of Shelley Winters' father In "He Ran All the Way" Is his 123rd movie. "Bui," he wails. "I had only one good one— 'The Informer.'" Now it's the Rilz Brothers who are threatening to sue Milton Berlej for theft of material. . . . Connie ! Hnfnes and Pox are getting togcth- ' er on a film career for the sinyer. I . . . Clcatus Caldwell, ex-wife of' Bob HuUon, Ls moving to Santa Fe, N, M., for the sake of her five- Sc« HOLLYWOOD on I'agc 16 to conquer. He immediately led n low spade from dummy. East calmly played the six of spades, and now South had.to guess whether to pla; the king or the Jack. South went through all the orthodox procedures. He looked a East, and then he looked at West His next step was to look at thi ceiling. He then scratched his head and stroked his chin. He finally played the king of spades with the air of a man who has made up his mind. That was the end of poor South. He was now bound to lose two spades, a club, and a trump. There is no need to comment on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1950 Patch-Death Deals A Hard Blow to India Hy IfeWM'T MACKENZIE \V Foreign Affairs Analyst The compartlvely new government of Inilla. still struggling with he problems o[ young statehood, las been dealt a hard blow In The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. U. Written for NBA Service The gallbladder lies Inside the abdominal cavity Just under the liver and ribs on the right side. It is a hollow organ shaped like a small pear, Its purpose In the human body is to store bile which is manufactured in the liver and 10, empty this bile into a small tube' which passes into the intestines. In the intestines the bile is helpful In digestion, particularly the digestion of fatty substances. If the bile does not flow out freely, germs can grow inside the gallbladder and other irritations and troubles can develop, in addition to the formations of stones in the gallbladder which has been discussed at other times, the gallbladder can become acutely or chronically inflamed. If the inflammation or infection comes on suddenly the condition is called acute cholecystitis. In this condition severe but nol constant pain is the rule. The pain' is generally felt on the right side of the abdomen and sometimes it extends through to the back under the right shoulder blade. Nausea, vomiting, slight fever nnd even swelling of the entire abdomen may follow a bout of pain. The area around the gallbladder is usually tender to touch. The chronic form of cholecystitis has much the same symptoms a.s the acute variety but they are not ;o severe. Almost always there is some disturbance in the digestive tract and people usually complain of a "full feeling," "gas on the stomach," or similar vague distress. Jaundice, or yellowness of the skin, is fairly common in the chronic variety but It does not become obvious until the condition has been present for some time. One cannot therefore rely on it as a. means of making a diagnosis. Germs are not always found In the gallbladder in either acute or chronic cholecystitis. Sometimes certain chemicals appear to become so concentrated in this organ that they themselves are irritating. At present, however, the exact causes of gallbladder inflammation and knowledge about means of preventing it are not known. Chemical Aids Sometimes inflammation of the gallbladder can be improved by giving chemical substances by mouth which stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder. This is not always successful, however, and when it is not, operation to remove it has to be seriously considered. In acute cases or when there is pus in the gallbladder, operation has to be dene promptly; at other times it may be hard to decide whether to operate or not. Age, physical condition, severity of symptoms, and a number of other things have to be weighed and judged before resorting to surgery. JACOBY ON BRIDGE B.T OSWAU> JACOBY Written for NKA Service Why Guess When The King's Better It is sometimes hard to imagine how a player can possibly find a way to lose a particular contract. For example, in today's hand It may seem that SoTith had to be very ingenious to bet set at tour hearts. Actually, South didn't do anything very remarkable. It Is sad, but true, that thousands of players might have made the same mistake. West opened the five of hearts since the biddinir Indicated that dummy had ruffing power and a short suit. West's intention, a very proper one, was to reduce dummy's ruffing power by leading trumps 'at every opportunity. South looked at the opening lead with great suspicion. Since this particular South would not dream of leading away from the king of trumps if he were a defender, he did not imagine that West had done so. He decided that East must have (lie king of (rumps, and that the only chance to avoid the loss of a trump trick was to put up dummv's I ace of hearts at once I When he did i so. East discarded the three nf j •'paries, and South groaned mightily I Having mlsplayed the trumps. I South looked around for new worlds NORTH It V A 10832 * A 10 6 + 7 WE3T (D) EAST , *A4 * Q 10 8 6 3 V K 6 5 V None » J73 » 9842 +J9832 *AQ65 SOUTH * K J V QJ 974 * KQ5 + K 1O4 North-South .vul. North Exst Sooth Pass Pass 1 V 4» Pass Pasi Opening lead— t S 75 Years Ago 1 Today The marriage of Miss Joy_ce Hatcher, of Joncsboro, to Raymond Rutledge. formerly of here and liow of Jonesbr. was solemnized Tuesday evening at the Hatcher hme in Jonesboro. The Rev. H. Lynn Wade, pastor of ' the First Methodist Church, read the service before a. gathering of friends and relatives, which included Mrs. J. D. Rutledge of this city, mother of the bridegroom. Dick Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Wilson, entertained 16 friends Tuesday afternoon with a party honoring his eleventh birthday. Following games and contests refreshments were served. Wnt Pass Pass Pats the first trick. South had to guess what West was doing on the opening lead, and perhaps the play of the nee of hearts was merely a bad guess. The rest of It. however, was not, a bad guess but actually a very bad play. There was no earthly need tor South to take his spade guess at the second trick. He should have led a club from dummy to get some Information about the hand: East would have stepped up with the ace of clubs, nnd then East probably would have returned a low spade. At this stage. South would be in a position to do some real thinking instead of merely scratching his head. East, had passed third hand. He had already shown up void of hearts and with the ace ot clubs. Could he also have the ace ot spades? South would logically come lo the conclusion that East would have found a bid if he also hild the ace of spades, Hence, South would finesse the jack of spades and make hli contract. j) the deadi of Sardar Patel, Deputy Prime Minister and wheel-horse of the regime. The loss is particularly serio because it :omes at a time ' Asia is seething with a Red heaval which is casting a deep shadow across India and her sister state ol Pakistan, it Is t deneerous moment when tlie Indian peninsula needs' all the leadership it can muster. Significant of the force of this blow Is the fact that Maharajah Jan] Saheb of Navanagar, one of the Indian delegates to the United Nations and another of the strong men of the Indian government, X; rushing back to New Delhi from Lake Success. Nehru apparently is calling in his captains for consultation. Patel An Asset Patel was a particularly strong asset to the regime because he was a "practical" political and next to Nehru tlie most powerful Influence in the Congress Parly which Is (he government organization. I emphasize the term "practical" because that quality helped counterbalance the visionary views held by some of the old workers for independence. It was Patel, by the way. who performed the herculean task of. bringing the some COO princffW' states into the structure of th™ new democracy. It required a man both tough and practical to take away the ihrones of these descendants of long lines of rulers and make 'em like it. Now that Nehru has lost this beloved friend, he may call on another old-timer — Chakravaith! Rajagopalachrari (better known throughout the Indian, peninsula as "C. R.")—to succeed Patel. "C. R." is 71 years old. and fought sicte by side with the late Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru in the nationalist movement. He is a lawyer ---id one of the most highly rcspec'id men in all India. !!e is so • Ml known that nobody calls him anything hut ''C. n." "C. R." is a Brahmin, the highest caste of Hindu, and is intensely religious. However, his daughter married Gandhi's son, a Hindu of a lower caste. He has always been a champion of Hindu-Moslem good will. He was fonnerlr governor general of India, and is now minister without portfolio in Nehru's government. Dr. Ambcdkar Strong Another strong man among Nehru's captains—and a most interesting personality—is Dr. Ambdekar. He used to be tne leader and champion of the millions of India's "untouchables," the Hindu outcasts who were so low as to be outside the caste system. These unfortunates were compelled to live in direct poverty ; from, their "betters." 'and managed to exist by perform!,^ such lowly duties as emptying night slops for their masters. 1 visited Dr. Arnbedkar In his New Delhi home in '43 and found him a delightful gentleman, while born as an untouchable he attracted the attention of the late Gack- war of Baroda, who had the young man educated in England. America and Germany. -Then , Ambedkar came back to fight for his people. Untouchability has been abolish- co—at least in theory. The doctor is now Minister for Law in the Cabinet. To return to the Mharajah Jam Saheb of Navanagar, he is one of the few Indian princes who early recognized the writing on the war as "finis" to the reigns of these potentates who had the power of life and death over their subjects, and amassed wealth beyond imagination. He took his demotion with a grin, surrendered his torrential Income to the new government, and fitted himself successfully into the democratic regime. The Maharajah is now head of a great province, a general In the Indian Army, member of tho Indian delegation to the LF. N.. and one of Nehru's trusted confidants. There are. of course, other strong men in Nehru's councils. However, I call attention to the above l«if) cau.se we are likely to be heariif^ much more about them as Nehru apparently tries to guide his state leadership of a troubled Asia. 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