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PACK EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINRS, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDniCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mannger BLYTKEVTLT.E, (AHK.) COURIER NEWS' •• Sole Notional Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New Vork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- srest, October >, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles $5.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Th« S*A It his, and he in a tie It; and Ills hands formed ih« dry land.—I'saims 95.5. * * ' * The Omnipotent ha.s sown His nnme on the heavens In glittering stars, but upon earth He plantcth His name by tender flowers,—Rlchter, Barbs You run Into less worry when you make your buy-word cash! + * * How about sMnf dad sonic toys for Utirls(- miu so the kids can play with their own? * « * Handbags with a light bulb Inside are popular. W« still think, however, that (he contents should be kept in the dark. * * • One nice thing about winter is that Junior UKUmllr ict. »u the »»y home hefore tlie Ice cream melt«. * 4 * There is not a great deal of difference between a sugar daddy and a plain sap. Asiatics Should Think 'Before Bitter Attack on U.S. About two months ago at a place called Lucknow in India an international conference of Asiatics, Americans, British and Canadians wag held. It deserves more attention than it got. Probably the most striking thing; about this meeting was the bitterness shown by Indian and Pakistani delegates toward the United States. Reports of their vehement criticisms are still filtering back. Charges were made, for example, that the U. S. puts no value on Asiatic life, because it dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1DJ5 and more recently bombed North Korean cities. At another point, Indians asked why this country didn't just go ahead and "give Russia the warm water port she needs." If many Indians think this way it becomes clearer why Prime Minister Nehru has so frequently seemed to be giving a boost to Russian communism at the expense of the West. No one needs to be "reminded how large India and Pakistan bulk in the Asiatic picture. If we are to have sound, lasting relations with the Far Eastern nations, we must fine! a basis for understanding with these people. We must be willing to accept criticism and to mold policy in a way that fits the Asia- tics' nature. But this same responsibility is upon them. The impassioned charges delivered against us at Lucknow go far beyond understandable resentment at the long suppression of Asiatic liberties under western colonial regimes. The Indians and Pakistani are blindly flailing at America to excuse themselves for their own shortcomings. They want the U. S to "prove itself" by being steadily on the side of social progress. We can't complain about this. But they've got a lot to do for themselves socially and economically before they can fairly lay the blame for their troubles at our door. They also want American economic aid extended with no strings attached. They're fully justified in not wanting help which would simply benefit foreign investors; they had enough of that kind of aid before. But we have a perfect right to ask for assurances that any aid granted will achieve the desired objective. We must know our money i s being well spent, for the world situation compels us to hand out so much in so many different areas that we can't afford to toss it freely down a well. Thus far the Asiatics have been slow to admit that in tlieir concentration upon getting liberty thev have generally failed to prepare for the responsibilities that go with liberty. To , expect us to hand money unqueslioning- ly to often inept and sometimes corrupt politicians is unreasoning and ttn- . fair. Only fierce, blinding emotion could Jead these Asiatics to suggest that we appciise Russia by offering her warm water ports (or anything else). Only a similar frenzy could make them say we value Asiatic life cheaply. In war, all life is cheap. Did the French say we valued European life cheaply because we bombed Nazi-held cities in World War H? The offense is not the bombing of cities, with A-bombs or any other. It's in starting wars. One may fairly ask the Indians: "Who started World War II? And who invaded South Korea ?" It's all very well for Asiatics to remind us of our own failings. VVc need to hear it. But they'd better begin looking for the answers to many of their own problems. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1950 once over lightly — Ily A. A. Frcdrickson For Christinas, 1D50, 1 am hanging crepe instead of pine boughs and holly. Where the mistletoe dangled in years past, this Yulclide I am suspending sprigs of poison Ivy. In place of the usual fir, pine or spruce, 1 am planting a hemlock' tree—all tapped with bungstnrter and equipped with long-handled dip- tier for sampling of the juice. My wassail bowl this year shall not brim with cggnog or Tom and Jerry; instead, It shall contain a blended brew of wormwood and gall. The wraith of Scrooge shall stand in unlit corners and meek me as I.strain a hollow "Merry Christmas" through clenched teeth at the passing masses. And through all this cheering din shall ring the sounds of a nation beating its plowshares back Into swords—plowshares that have scarcely had time to become dull or severed from the umbilical cord of the mortgage that whelped them as private property. Sadly, though, this din has the reverberating thunder of a sponge rubber nnvil being smote mightily with a sockfull of feathers. The rallying cries of action by the men who are leaders of the nation, by virtue—if virtue It be—of their tattered cloaks of office, combine to drown out the creaking of the wheels. Yet their warnings and their epithets and their dicta still fail to conceal the shuffle of aimless and undirected feet. There Is something askew in the uucllt. un- sewn pattern of the armor for which we are being fitted so reluctantly. Perhaps it is the crooked seam of selfishness, perhaps the unforged links of ignorance or possibly the missing iron gauntlet to glove a velvet hand. We talk, we plan;- we organize, we discuss. Strength for war, :we understand. But strength for peace is yet beyond the grasp of those who have been nurtured, sustained and fattened in nearly n decade of peace, plenty and politics. In the lavishly-discussed quest against Communism, we have tnken up the banner of a world organization and. like a convention delegate witli a pocketful of proxies, carried the war to the enemy. \ And the enemy ha.s added to his multitudes sufficiently to carry war right back to us. There is no profound thought behind saying that if we dally longer, this enemy may carry us home on our own shield nnd erect our bier on our own doorstep. If it is any consolation to those interested in such aspects, this bier may well be constructed with union labor. The nation's labor unions have pronounced undesirable the Imposition of botn price and wage controls. Price controls they want for It could ease their pocketbooks; but wage' ceilings they abhor, for their poekcls would fill more slowly. Only two pinpoints of light brighten the darkening scene, but by themselves cannot pierce the total gloom. Rnys of hope have been shed by the appointments of Charles E. Wilson, president of General Electric, as director of the office of Defense Mobilization; and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as commander of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers in Europe. Our othei "leaders," Including a letter-writer named Truman, suffer greatly by comparison to these two men. They fade as shadows compared to the substance of Mr. Wilson and Gen. Eisenhower. President Truman gave Ihe nation no nopo In his highly-touted address last week. r|, c people were promised cake and they got stole tirmt Canlioualy, Mr. Truman set his sights perilously low. He would have us Hunting bear while loaded for rabbit. His half-mobilization program is constructed on the shifting sands of a premise that Russia will allow us unlimited time in which lo gird our naked loins. The American people, left to themselves, are unwilling customers when the salesmanship Is shoddy. When the enemy is pounding on tlieir front door, they willingly subscribe | O a war-time economy—with the usual amount of chiseling But when the battle is far away. somc sa | M . manship is needed. When this fail s _and It Has by its absence and lack of example—thjcn strong leadership must prevail. Whin young Americans are beckoned by Uncle Sam and handed a rillc, they no longer get their instructions on an "aw c'mon. please do It" basis. Harry Truman was an Army officer in one ol our wars. His rank-to-rank advance I don't recall. But 1 knew one thing. He certainly was never a first sergeant. « * » P. S. Merry-maybe—Christinas. Persistent Guy, Isn't He? Peter Edson's Washington Column — Farm Hand Compares Truman Times with the Roosevelt Era SOMEWHERE IN ILLINOIS — (NEA) — He was plowing a small field of some of the richest, blackest soil I have ever seen. He was not on a tractor but on a riding plow pulled by a team of not too good horses. This in itself was unusual — the first noii- mcchauized farm Implement 1 had seen In 'over 2000 miles of driving across Maryland 'elcr Erlson Ohio, Indiana. II- inois and Iowa. It wasn't his field, the man ex- plained. He was Just a hired man. doing odd jobs 'round and about as he could get them. Yes, it was late for plowing. He was just u!owin» under tlie weeds, nnd would plant the field in millet, to keep the weeds down. I had stopped to count the cribs and bins in a grain storage yard. This "on-the-farm" storage of surplus grain is definitely the something new that has been added to the mtdwestern landscape In the last few years. This was one of the largest I had seen, six long rows of glistening sheet metal cribs. 20 cribs to the row. Each crib was 20 feet or more m diameter and 20 feet high. Rust-1 proof, rat-proof, weather-proof There was a fence around the cribs and a sign on the gate. "U. S. Government Property," with a warning against trespass or breaking the seals on the bins. I asked the man if he knew how much grain was in storage there He said he didn't know, hut it was an awful lot. These cribs had been built last fall, and filled with corn on which the government had advanced loans. The man was In his 50's. His face was weather-beaten. He wore gold- rimmed glasses and had gold-filled teeth which glistened as he spoke. "It takes an awful lot of money See EDSON on Page 12 IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINn JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HILLPWOOD (NBA) _ Closeup.5 and LonBshots: M-G-M's "Mr. Im- pcrium" will have .Lr.na Turner playing a western band singer who falls in love with a king—EZLO Pinza—but he'll be sharing the honors with a mule. Latin's No. 1 ,;ong will be "My Love ami My Mule." Despite his 21 years with the Met and his "South pacific" hit. Pin- j za's greatest ambition has been to '. lie a movie star. He told tne: "I am I a big ham. Lots of people can sing.! But it is the personality that Counts." Now that he's made the grade, he snys: "1 knew it would sonic day happen. It was fate." Don Hnrtmnnn. who wrote and will direct "Iniricrium," says positively there will be no mention of "South Pacific" in the film. • • . Lazy and whimsical exhibitor playing "The Third Man" and "No Man of Her Own," marqueecl it"NO THIRD MAN OP HER OWN." TV viewers did 3 double lake when an attractive youns; doll did A Spanish dance on a local sliow and then gave her name as (>n- slno. "Any relation to Rita Hay- worlh?" she was asked. "Yes," replied the doll, "I'm her step-mother." Then she confes>ed being Rita's junior by several years RKO wants Bruce Bennett, for the killer in "Best of the Hadmen" —his first heavy In 12 yeai.s. There's talk of "The Ginger Rogers story" at the same studio. Ray Gilbert and Sidney Miller do an impression of Al J -Kou sinking "Mammy" in their new nicht club stint. Only the title is ehuni;- ' ed to "Money" and Miller .sine.;- i "I put some East. I put some' West, don't, know where I vr put the rest." Diik Pcmcll Is back lo lirin* [he trini-lippcil, hard-as-lnils tuv in "Cry Hanger." Hut his rioxt fi[ n i will be a film musical—"Aiiiusiral," lie says, "with scmrlliin; to it. Not just a silly boy mrets 5 ir| s |,,_ r>." !>irk lias a snappy an s \irr lo j rumors thai he'll do a -coucl to "Mrs. Mike." "1 ilon'l brlicvc hi srqurls," he sajs, "I'd liirn it down." Diana G.'rrctt. the blonde before I last in Franchot Tone's life, hast a role In RKO's "Crack LVy.ui.'M . . . Alycc Canfield answers (he! question. "What Keeps Gable Clicking?" In the August coronet magazine. ' . ; Gable, by the way still wants to do a Broadway play i in the tradition of Henry Vomfa I and others. "Father Was Pri-.si-' dent." about Toddy Homevclt by Milvin Wald nnd Walter DonWr is his latest consideration. Paramount U sitting on the best Alan Ladtl film since "This Gun for Hire." It's "U. S. Mail," produced by Bob Pcliow.i, but it won't be released until 1951. L:ok for the marquees to blaze, "Sitting Bull" as a w. R. prank production. Walter' Houston was Frank's first choice for the role, but now he's talking Bull to Gary Cooper and John Wayne. There's talk of Chill Wills stepping into Will Rogers type movies at Republic. Chill Isn't sure about 1 the idea - "That's a" purty big hunka stuff for a guy to go into" —but he's aching to :lo the-homespun type of films that have been missing from the movie menu since Will's death. Movie Stunting Several of Nan Greys movies are due for revival since the publicity over her marriage to Prankic Lninc. . . . Hollywood stunt men are rubbing their paints. There's a $50,000 budget Jiiit for hair-raising stunts in John Ford's "Rio Bravo." "The Girl from Arthur Murray's" will be marie as an independent by John Rogers, son of producer Charles R. Rogers. Sislit of tlie week: IJarr Smith of the Daily News here playing » "Inn :il a b:ir fn ".M." Karen Morley Is iKult before the cameras for Hie first lime in thrre years In the same picture. She's tie™ writing a novel. . . . Cathy O'Donncll's refusal (n nljy the young girl in ' Quebec" was Ihr reason she was (l-niipri! from David o. Srlznick's contract list. Bob Ryan tossed a party to unveil his new RKO lircfsing rooms. The broom close! Bob says he's been using gave way to a suite with trrern walls decorated with phnto- sraphs of J~)m p,arryinorc. George Arliss and lizhtweiclit ring champs. It's a great relief, Bob said, from dressine rooms designed for star- let.s in pa.stet pinks and blues. Billy Gray observation: "Holly- wr.od K the only place where a couple waits down the aisle to say i '! Do' while tonkins around to sec if they can do better." South's bidding, but perhaps you— as a Texan—will be less inhibited. "West, opened the jack of spades, dummy covered with the king, and East won with the ace. East laid down the ace of diamonds, cashed the queen of spades, and gave his partner a spade ruff. West obediently cashed the king of diamonds .and gave his partner a diamond ruff. "East next turned his attention tion to the hearts, leading low to West's ace. West returned a heart to East's king, thus, stripping South's hand of everything but the trumps. When East now led a spade through, West was sure of two more trump tricks, south rufjcd with the queen, but West carefully refused to over-ruff. "South, my partner Cas you may have guessed), cheerfully observed that we were nqt vulnerable. This NORTH A.K109 ¥.1 10 87 » J 9 7 6 2 WEST * J ' 1 EAST (D) * AQ653 VAfl 2 WK643 » K 1054 » A + KI063 +742 SOUTH *372 VQ5 »Q83 *AQ J98 Neither vul. South West 2^ Double Pass Opening lead— 4 .1 East 1 * Pass North Pasi • JACOBY ON BRIDGE "y OSWALD j.xconv Written for M:A Service Bcantowncr's Bid Fires His Partner "Please make a few commcnt.s on Soulh's bidding," requests a Boston reader. "As you know, this is o <ery staid and polite dty. I could not possibly say what I ihink of was small consolation, since the opponents had scored DOO points on a hand which they might not have bid to game. Even if they had bid game, they might not have made it. Even had they made game, it would have been worth only about half as many points, "Will you take over now!" My Boston friend is behind the limes. It's a good many years since we shot a bridge player for making a horrible bid like that overeat] of Smith's. I would say the odds are about even that South could make that same kind of bid in Texas and live to tell the tale. There is, of course, no possible excuse for such a bid. With average luck. South can expect to win aliout four tricks. Why should he mate a bid lhat calls for eight tricks? South has no reason to feel that he Is Indicating a favorable lead. With both red queens in his hand, he should be perfectly willing for North to make a normal opening lead If West plays the hand at no trump. There is some point In making a dangerous ovorcall to indicate the only possible favorable lead; or I there is some good prospect of making a game; or even if the oppon- European Army Plan Is Great Development By Dett'lTT MacKKNKIK A I' Foreign Affairs Analyst The decision of the twelve Atlantic Pact powers to create a million- man army — including Germans — for defense of Western Europe under General Eisenhower Is a momentous development. The consensus of military experts Is that such preparedness Is the only logical strategy with which to meet Hie Communist threat against the democracies. Western Europe Is ;hc buttress against the Red wave from the east, and Us loss not only would give Moscow control of Europe but would render the Western hemisphere vulnerable. In this sense • the United States is acting partly In self-defense. As The DOCTOR SAYS By KIW'I.N P. JORDAN', M. D. Written for NBA Service A concerned young man of 20 recently wrote me that his city was a den of iniquity and that many boys 17 and 18 years old were be- ins victimized and sickened by members of [he world's oldest profession. Now the prostitution racket is njt confined to any one community—it is a world-wide problem—and it affects the health of millions of people. Entirely aside from the moral aspects, prostitution Ls everywhere recognized as the most important agcnci'v for distributing Ihe venereal diseases, syphilLs and g-noi- rhea. There is no use blinking at the facts or Irving to hide them. The amount of Illness acquired from this source is colossal, it has wrecked the lives of individuals. The diseases have been carried into the hrme and have blighted the lives and ruined the health of an untold number of innocent wives and children. ft Ls a dirty busier. The women involved are exploited on all sides. Racketeers, vice lords, and procurers take their cut from whatever the women get. This leads to corruption in public office and all the faults of a .society run by the worst elements. No one is safe from the evil effects. There are many who say that nothing can be done about it, that it has always existed and always will. This is the counsel of despair. Where would the world be today If all evils had been allowed to flourish without check or hindrance? Besides something can be done about it and many communities have already succeeded in wiping out the racket. Whenever this has been done the venereal disease rate ha-, fallen speedily. The other argument that, "nice" girls would be put in danger has not been borne out by the .'acts. Inspection Doesn't Work In some places commercialized vice has been legalized on the theory that it could be watched more closely and health inspections would decrease the danger from diea.se. It doesn't work out well. Disease inspection isn't gond for long and a "certificate" of freedom from disease Ls hardly worth the pauer on which It appears. From all angles prostitution Ls a 3lot on civilization. It debauches youth and causes illness and misery, it. enriches the worst elements of society. It should be fought everywhere because of the evils that it brings. ent: are very timid about doubling between Europe and Asia, the pro-1 tectlon of the former Is fnr mor«l important to (he security of thai Western world. <• I However, this doesn't mea™Asial could lie written olf tlie books ofl tlie West. Japan and the strategic! Islands of the Pacific must be protected. Danger o( BeiiiE Bled And iu this CQiincction the great! danger America and her Allies have I to guard against Is being drawn I into a major war with a country I like China and bled white. ' ope On a showdown, Western Eun is the vital theatre of the mornc.... The urgency of tlie European sit"-' 1 nation was emphasized by. U.S. .Sec-1 retiry of State Dean Acheson in a | statement to the Atlantic Pact foreign ministers In Brussels yesterday I He declared the military forces of I those countries arc "not adequate' I and must be built up with the ut-' I most speed." The efficacy of yie Atlantic Pact I defense force depends in major degree on participation of Western I Germany, which is the strategic I heart of central Europe. And the German government's agreement I must still be obtained. Hopes Are High It'has been left to America, Bri-I tain and France to work oriiliis I delicate matter with the BonnTfov- ernment. However, hopes are 'high that the Germans will agree, sinre I their troops would be permitted to participate as a unit, although they wouldn't be allowed to create separate hi«h command. Germany's participation has. ot I course, been a matter of heated I ttrgiiinent'ninong the Western Allies, I since both Prance and Britain at \ first disliked the idea of creating I any fresh military strength In a I country which had precipitated two I world wars. However, horse sense finally won the day. as it was perfectly obvious Germany's inclusion was an essential to success. The Atlantic Pact powers are to start pooling their military forces at once. The information In Brus- 1 sels was that the United States will have at least five full divisions In I Europe within a year. "lice's" Straight Talk General Elsenhower stilted In St I Louis yesterday that he plans to take over his new Job in Europe about the first of the new year. His chief of staff will be Lt. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, deputy for plans and operations of the U.S. Army. When General Ike \vas asked I whether he was hopeful that peace I could be .maintained he said: "Well, of course. I'm hopeful. But it's not going to be easy and it's | not going to be quick." That's the sort of straight an- I swer which inspires confidence. The genera! recognizes what nil of us should recognize by this lime-.that we lire In the midst of a mos«in- "gerolls crisis. ^^ As General Ike says, the purpose I of the international force Is to maintain peace. We can only join with him in hoping that it succeeds, be- cnuse we are not hunting trouble, though we intend to be ready If It hunts tis. 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. C. w. Garrlgnn, who with . , her daughter. Gay. will leave Sunday for Tallulah, La., where they are to join Mr. Garrigan, was guest of honor at a supper party given by Mrs. P. C. Rothrock Monday evening. There were eight guests Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Partlow entertained six couples last evening with a quail supper at their home on Kentucky avenue. Later there was dancing. Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Garner, and for penalties. In this case, Sonth's L hi ! drt T JJ 1 (cli " to ^ Jid did not indicate a good lead, .here was no possible prospect of rame unless North- had a hand -hat was good enough for a bid of •lis own, and it is perfectly clear that West was not a bit timid about doubling. , arrived last night to be guests of Mrs. I Garner's parents, Mr. and Mrs A. G. Little. Mr. and Mrs. John Love are I visiting relatives in Ackerman, Miss. | The Rev. Eupha D. Beasley is Hugo. Okla., with Mr. Beaslcy for ] the holidays. Baluchistan Beast Answer to Previous PuziT HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 7 of swift horses are used to run it down in capturing It 13 Cylindrical 14 Young bird of prey 15 Irritate 16 Appellations 18 Note In Guide's scale 19 Symbol for cobalt 20 Pompous displays. 22 Pair (ah.) 23 Symbol for calcium 24 Comparative suffix 26 Horse's gait 28 Swarm 31 Underground plant part 32 Former Russian ruler 33 Small island 34 Vex 35 Equal 36 Devotees 37 Registered nurse (ab.) 38 And (Latin) 39 Laughter sound 41 Colonizes 47 Symbol lor thoron 4DWinglikeparl 51 Stair part 52 Honey-maker 53 Overpowering fright 55 Horsemen 57 Bristly S3 Sacred songs VERTICAL" 1 Auditory 2 Roman emperor 3 Noah's boat 4 Goddess of the earth 5 Heating device 6 Hindmost 7 Bamboolike grass 8 Facility 9 Long (ab.) 10 Brew made with malt 11 Sharp, quick cry 12 Heavenly body 17 Parent 20 Archetypes 21 Sentinels 23 Refrigerant 25 Withstand 26 Journey 27 Flower 29 Seasoning 30 Very (Fr.) 39 Head coverings 40 On the , sheltered side •!2 God of love H Weary 44 One key only (ab.) 45 Sweet secretion 46 Goddess ot discord 47 Tenure 48 Promontory 50 Skill 52 Babylonian deity 54 Universal language 56 District attorney (ab.) ft 43 4s 45

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