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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wlirtier Co., Ne.w York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. i Entered »s second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under acl of Congress, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevllte or any tuburban (own where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles $5.00 per year,'52.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations They shall life up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of Hie Lord, they shall cry aloud from tlie sea.—Isaiah 24:U. * * * Pratee is the best auxiliary to prayer; and he who most bears in mind what hes been done for him by God will be most emboldened to supplicate fresh puts from above,—Henry Melvlll. Barbs A Connecticut dentist says toothpicks are okay iocielly. But you still shouldn't use one In a hotel lobby where you haven't eaten. * » * Three tilings come In mind during Christmas season—shopping, slopping And swapping. * * * The spirit of adventure in cookery adds zest ,to the cuisine, says a chef. It's just a matter of taste. % * * * Think of the fun the little tuls can have sorib- bllnj? and tearing up the budget books mom and dad discard right aflcr Christmas. * + * Why is It so many people bravely walk to the alter and say "I do"—nnd then don't? We May Yield to Germans For Defense of Europe Agreement on the rearming of Germany by the North Atlantic pact nations can't be hailed today with the satisfaction that would have greeted it a few months back. German leaders have 'declared flatly that they won't take part in the approved plan. It calls for incorporating ' into a European army some 150,000 Germans forced into regimental combat .teams not exceeding 6000 men each. The German government at Bonn demands forces of divisional strength, serving under their own generals. France fears this would mean revival of the dread German general staff, but the Germans do 'not seem to be insisting ,on such a staff. They are troubled, however, by another major ifjsiie: where to place a defense line in Germany. Western military thinking is said now to favor the Rhine, which would mean abandoning most of the country, including portions of the vital industrial Uhur. Germans believe the line should run closer to Berlin, possibly along the Elbe, a stream that slices diagonally southeastward through the Russian zone. In other words, the Germans feel that if they are important enough to play, a major rc^e in a European defense army, any defense plan should give them equal status with other western countries and should envisage the real defense of their land. Even if they won these terms, a lot of Germans plainly would have no stomach for rearming. They believe they'd be doormats in another war, with the Russian hordes trampling over them in their drive west to the Atlantic. Moreover, Russia is trying hard to frighten West Germans out of cooperating with the Atlantic pact nations. Recently the Russian-controlled parliament of East Germany put forth a proposal for the execution of "warmongers" who collaborate with the, western powers. Anyone who took part in the European defense effort, or even approved it, would be beheaded if and when the Communists gained control. To people wondering what tomorrow will bring, measures of this sort have grave meaning. These fears are surely understandable. If we in the West want the Germans to be in the front line of defense against Russia, we may have to make more concessions than have yet been made. France, having grudgingly conceded this much, will not easily yield more. Yet events may soon compel the Frenclf to recognize that the menace of Soviet Communism is far greater and more immediate than any threat of revived German militarism. If the decision is not reached quickly, the whole question may become aca- demic. To judge from Communist action elsewhere, the Soviet Union will not indefinitely allow the West the luxury or debating leisurely how it will defend itself. . BL.YTHEVILLB, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' Bright Gleam in a Dark World It's heartening news that Marshall Plan aid to Britain can be suspended next year because the British don't need it any more. If the world were not darkened by the cloud of Soviet-Chinese aggression, this development undoubtedly would be celebrated with genuine enthusiasm. But in Britain it means no end to the long, exhausting economic baltle that began with World War U in 1939. Austerity must continue, for Britona now face the job of arming themselves all over again to meet a new foe. With our help, they have pulled up to n position of strength, only to find they must commit that strength to military rather than peacetime purposes. This is one of the real tragedies of thc postwar era: that economic health cannot be sought and held for its 'own sake but be thought of as a "bulwark against communism." But at least we can be thankful that one-nation in Europe made it all the way back before being engulfed in a new world conflagration. Views of Others Action on US Reds The opening move under the intricate Communist registration law has been taken by the justice department, In asking the subversive activities control board to order the ' Communist "party" to register as a Communist-action organization. Ultimate responsibility for registering the officer and membership lists, under the various aliases that may be employed, and for financial accountings, Is placed by law on the' executive officer, secretary, and such other officers as the attorney general shall prescribe. Dispatches state that services have been made or attempted on William Z. Poster, party chairman, and Oils Hull, "high functionary." If each officer of the party Is to share in this responsibility, it, apparently will be necessary for the attorney general to designate and notify the entire list. By deimition, subject to proof, a "Communist- action" organization Is substantially directed, dominated or controlled by Russia, the Comlntorm, or whatever organization may head the world Communist movement, and operates primarily to advance that movement's objectives. This charge Is made by tho attorney general against the communist '-'party." Besides these' points, the control board is required to consider the extent to which the "party" follows the Kremlin line, Is added financially by outside commuhism, sends agents abroad for training, makes-rreports to "headquarters." observes imixjsed discipline, operates with secrecy and duplicity, and alienates its allegiance to the US. Concerning the Russian tieup, proof of this coupled proof of conspiracy to substantially contribute to establishment of i totalitarian dictatorship, would serve also as the bnsls for pro- secutlon Immediately of every knowing participant in such a conspiracy. If It were not for this section of the law. its "teeth" would be blunt indeed. —NEW ORIJiANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Say They (Italians) play love scenes very realistically. That's why they look so real and emotional on the screen. Picture-making Is more elemental there. The love scenes aren't make-believe, they're real.—Screen starlet Doris Dowllng, Just back frcm a movie-making stint In Rome. + * + We have been criticized for the way we play. But all I can say Is that if we can play as lousy as we do and still win. I'd rather be lucky than good.—Fordham football coach Ed Danowski. * * « The steel industry rtid not have enough confidence in thc country to expand adequately. Steel executives should get the ilust out of their eyes anl go ahead with the rest of us.—General Motors Corp. president C. E. Wilson. * * * Korea this year Is very far away from home Indeed and at Christmas time greeting cards ore a pleasant, friendly way of letting the boys know they have not been forgotten, have not neen relegated to the back of the thoughts of those they love.—Far East Command chief chaplain Col. I- L,. Bennett. * * + Our prospects for peace will disappear if we are not strong militarily.—Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. * * * There is always a procedural trick Involved In any Soviet move.—UN deiegate John Poster Dulles, on Red tactics in world body. * * * There are too many four-wheelers nowadays. . . . They come in a pram to be christened, in a to be married and in a hearse to bo buried. —Virar W. T. Armstrong of Whaplode, England. * * * To appease Soviet Russia or the Chinese Communists is like paying International blackmail or surrendering on the Installment plan.—Sen. William F. Knowland (H., Calil.) ''Thanks for the Life, Sam!" FRIDAY, DECEMBER M, 1M» By D«WITT Mu-KENZIE AP fertltn Affair* An*l;i< The West German government at Bonn la expected to demand i stiff jrice for participation in the new '•uernatlonal military organization ider General Elsenhower for defense of the Western world. The German attitude is based on .he admitted fact that not only Is he Western Reich vital to the A!les strategically, but German manpower alsi is' needed. The Allied plan has contemplated the Incorporation of about 150,000 Oeiman :roops in the' defense army but they would be divided into small groups of perhaps 6,000. The Allies of course have aimed at maintaining safeguards against Peter Edson's Washington Column — Defense 'Amateur Hour Ends As the Old Pro's Take Over WASHINGTON —(NBA)— "Amateur hour" in defense mobilization Is now over. The Idea of having a lot of dependent bureaus trying to r u n t h e s h o w. scattered around In the old-line departments of govern m e n t, was doomed to failure even before it started. The professionals now take over with Charles E. Wilson of Gener- Peter Edson al Electric headlining the act • as Director of Defense Mobilization. He has been through the battle of Washington before. He was executive vice clialrn'fai of the' War Production Board frcm ' September, 1942. to August, 101-lJ He was brought into thc government for the first/time to end I Intending between Army and Navy procurement chiefs over materials allocations. That row ended with the firing of Ferdinand Eber'stadt, father nl the "controlled materials plan." He was then In charge of allocutions. Wilson took over and was given complete authority over production schedules for arms, aircraft, ships, electronics nnd all munition*. As allocation of scare materials Is now the number one problem In the defense production effort, this was where Mr. Wilson came In before. Writes His Own Ticket Wilson noiv comes back to Washington six years later on his own terms. He becomes practically As- sislant President In charge of the home front. His powers under President Truman's executive order creating the ODM—Office of Defense Mobilization—give htm control over price and wage stabilization, production, procurement and transportation. He is empowered to issue directives to all other government agencies. He reports only to the President. Though largely self-educated and self-made, he is not the usual type of executive. He has voiced many Ideas which rate him as considerable, of a liberal. As for his farsightedness, In a speech before. Pearl Harbor he said: , "The world, Including our nation, is passing through what history may later record as the second stage of a revolutionary movement of the masses—a movement born during World War I and likely to last, with intermittent armistices of one kind or another, for two or three decades mores." As that was said, only ten years before, he still has one or two more decades of work ahead of him. "The private enterprise system Is faced with two alternatives." Mr. Wilson continued in his speech. "Whether private decisions will be made and enforced by public spirited leaders in industry; or whether public decisions will be mntle and enforced by governments of the people for the whole people." Tn another notable speech before the'National Association of Manufacturers in 1913. Mr. Wilson said: "I do not want to be an alarmist . . . but I tell you frankly that I am deeply alarmed today over the possibility that a right wing reaction may draw some sections of capital so far away from our traditions as to Imperil the whole structure of American life as we know It. Thi: above all is a time when the industrial leaders of America owe it to their country and to themselves tc exercise temperate' Judgment . . . and to withhold encouragement from dangerous men who preach disunity. . . . Except perhaps In the Civil War, there has never been so much need for unity In our conn try, .and so few signs of it." Advocates Universal Military Training He might as well have been speak ,ing today. H is something of this philosoph which no doubt prompted the President's Commission on Civil Righfc to issue its 1947 report recommending abolition of the poll tax. an anil- lynch law, an end to segregation Charles E. Wilson was chairman ol that Commission. As a member of the President'; Commission on Military Training he took part in the unanimous report, which declared that the United States would be courting "extermination" hy 1054 unless it adoptee compulsory military training for al young men. Congress would have none ol Ihis recommendation the though It gains favor now. Mr. Wilson's own company has In- taken strikes, granted wage .„creases and pensions and raises prices on about the same patte as other big industry. In his n job. he may have to take the responsibility for deciding whether to lengthen the work week, how to st billze or even roll bnck prices a wages. It Is probably the mos thankless honor the country hns to bestow. Germany Wants Stiff Price to Join West Sunday .School Lesson ; By WK.1.IAM K. GILROY, I), n. In thousand? of churches, and in millions of homes, upon this birth of Jesus will be read and heard by many who know It so well that they could probably repeat It by heart. It will be read In the gospels by St. M-tthew and Luke and listened to as if it had never been told before. The old, old story has lest nothing of its Interest' and meaning through the centuries. It Is ever new. t revival of German military power capable at mggre«ston. . Th«r« ha* been some talk of allowing lh« German* representation on EUtnhow- er's staff, but they wouldn't hav« a general staff of their own or ministries of defense or foreign affair*. However, the Bonn government tmder.Chancellor Konrad AderjBtri has been demanding full eqnlliW with other nations In the defense plans. Naturally the Allies couldn't use compulsion, anil they wouldn't wish to do so if they could. Th« Germans must act of their own free will. Chancellor Adenauer' has some strong arguments at his command If he chooses to use them, Not the least of these Is that the Germans are'a:nong the world's finest soldiers Their staff work is of very high order. Germans Know TactJci To my mind, however, the supreme 'argument lies in the fact that untold thousands of Germans who would be available for military' ""' '"* """ *" know fie Russian military methods and fighting abjltty-as no other people do. That is an Invaluable asset in vlev,- of the fact the defense army Is being created to guard against possible attack from the Kast. Apropos of this German knowledge of Russian military ways.-interesting comment Is made by Mfc tain B. H. Liddell Hart, the InTer- nationally known British military . . Why does that story of the birth i e *l' erl - In Ills latest book "Defense in its newness! 0 ' the Wcst " (William Morrow ana " of Jesus so persist .„ ,,^,,,, t .-,. and interest? Partly because It is " the story of a mother and a babe; and mothers and babes, in all the mystery, love, and devotion that surrounds them, continue in generation after generation, each successive generation of ,\ motherhood and babyhood being a glorification of the story of Alary of Nazareth nnd the Babe of Bethlehem. Then, too, the story symbolizes the. faith and the hope that each successive generation has cherished. The central figures, the Mother. the 1 . Bibe, and .Joseph, were at Bethlehem, but there were others. There is something rich and beautiful !n the portrayal of Simeon, of Anna the Prophetess, and of Zacharlns nnd Elizabeth, devout souls "waiting for the consolation • York). He til Army Is Contrast "The Red army Is an — — "j ... .... - mcnt of contrasts. Its strange mingling of new and old, of scientific method and primitive habit, of rigidity and flexibility, is even more marked on the tactical than on the material side. . . . "German soitiiers are the only ones in the West who have had experience, or even close observation, of the Red army in action—and they have seen it during successive stages of development under the hardest test. "Two essential points emerge from their accounts. The Red army is two ill one—there Is nti 'army of quality' within the 'army of quantity.' nnd nUhough even the former is curiously mixed quality it ol Israel." even as devout souls are *?en developed much faster than the mass which encloses It. "Dale of Vintage 1 ' "Thc other point Is that any Judgment on the Red' armv should be accompanied by the date of Its vintage. Just as we know a wine by its year. . . . While the difference of vintage is likely to be less marked since the war ended. It is not safe to assume that the present quality Is that of 1945." This gives us a picture ol a Russian fighting machine which would present something of a'quandarv to 4 most-Western military, expert ''* " should be'thrown Into actloi _ German veterans of the last war- both officers and men — are best equipped by experience to cope with such n problem. This would seem to be anc of Chancellor Adu'iaucr's most powerful arguments for concessions. waiting in faith and hope today for new revelations of the power and triumph of the Christ. S3. the story of Christ and Christmas lives on with all its newness and chrrm. Would God thai we might all find the joy and gladness of revisiting B3thlelicm. and of fallowing the B?.t>e b?rn there, until the abundant llle that He came to bring is our great possession for christmcs Day and for every day. ./ -j. moiids broke. He therefore took the ace and king of clubs and gave up a club trick. West took the third round of clubs and quite prop&rly refused to take his other established club, Instead he returned the ten of spades. Joe won with the ace of spades and saw that he could no longer establish dummy's clubs. Therefore he went after the diamonds, banging down the ace and king and then leading a third round of the suit. East gratefully took two diamond tricks and returned a heart. That was the end of poor Joe. since he had already lost three tricks and was bound to lose a heart and a club to West. Joe could have made his contract darv to ts tf It n. The 75 Years Ago Today Jlmmle I.ce Brooks, - who . has i government position in Washington, D. C.. and who attends George Washington University, is the guest of his parents, Mr.. and Mrs. J. Mel Brocks. George Pollack III, had 12 of his friends as his guests Saturday afternoon for a Christmas party. Yule" IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Brodcrick Crawford, fuming at Columbia over the top billing given to Judy Holiiday In "Horn Yesterday." has been ordered by his agent, to stay away from thc studio until the beef is settled. Properly settlement tangles nnd a new Broadway play. "The Moon Is Blue." are holding up thc. Barbara Bel Gcddcs-Carl Scheiirer divorce. nobert Cimimings is the latest show-must-go-on hero. He was notified of his mother's death on the eve of thc last day of filming of a movie In Florida. He completed his scenes—all compdy—and then announced the news to the company. Evelyn Keycs' Independent film. "The Four Poster," will have only three set*—a!l bedrooms. Hmmmm! * • • Hollywood is howling at Janet Leigh's visit to the home of Tony Curtis, where she had dinner with his "You Can't Take It With You" family. Arriving at the same time were the entree and a relative bursting through a door with a request for Janet's autograph. • » • Rlla Haynorth and Alj-Klun arrive in Hollywood In Starch or April of 1951 and Rita's studio. Columbia, is now admitting Ilif fact. Inside word is that Rita has already decliled on the script of hrr next picture— in the "Ollcla" vein. • * • Las Vecias gamblers are gnashing their teeth over "The Groom Wore Spurs." Jack Carson, as a movie star, tours thc leading Vegas glitter palaces nnd lores $60.000. . . . RKO and Silvnna Mangnno, the Italian star of "Bitter Rice," are talking contract lolin D.ill. before the local opening of "The Man," spent, a week studying his lines In a room I st the ' Y.M.C.A. To avoid "The Woman"? . . Maria Toren and Ut arc UilUliig about a remake of "C.\- Taps for TV Larry Parks Is taking hoofing lessons. Ditto the Andrews Sisters, who will combine taps with boogie- woogie when they debut on TV. One of those directors with a "Let's do It again" complex can start blushing. He shot 22 takes of the same scene, ordering a print of each. Next day he went to a projection room to look at the 22 takes and to give his usual criticism of why one was better than all the rest. He picked No. 7 as the perfect one. and then explained In minute detail his reasons for not liking the other 21. His film editor, in on the gag. gave the best acting performance of the year by keeping a straight face because all the scenes were Identical. The studio had shown the director 22 prints of Take No. I. + • • Ronald Reagan's new heartbeat is Betty Underwood, a New York socialite. . . . Keefe Brasselle and Diana Lynn In Ben Hecht's "Miracle in the Rain" Is In the talking stages. Keefe, now at MOM. still owes Xn- son Bond one film. . . . Joan Davis is deserting Hollywood for New York TV and a possible Broadway musical. Monica Lewis' reason for dipping her locks Into brownettc dye Is (o kill the rumors that MGM la grooming her to step Into L»na Turner's shots. She looked enough like Lana to be her twin In her screen tests. . . . Kalharlne Hepburn is Hvld over III health and play-closing rumors Him have fol- lowfil her for Ihe, past month. "It's asinine," Katie sounded off backstage afler a performance here of "As You Like It." "Stevens Satisfied Mark Elevens, free-lancing after seven years at Fox, says he's grateful for the fame and money the long-term contract brought him but "I wouldn't do It again." From now "U. he says, he's adopting Bette DavU' theory on how t<p get along in Hollywood—"Never complain and never explain"—and Gary Grant's long-time rule "get what you want In the contract." Says Mark: "Good movies are the result of harmony. Arguments can be avoided by getting it in writing first, See HOLLYWOOD on Page 16 • JACORY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service Don't Rush to Get Rid of fop Cards The "bang-bang" technique Is a great favorite with Hard Hick Joe. He bangs down all his top cards In the hope that something will become established. Something usually does—for the opponents. Today's hand shows Jus' how Joe uses his technique. West opened the Jack of spades, WEST *J 105 « J9 + QJ82 NORTH 25 *K62 ¥62 * 75] + AK983 EAST A9874 V375 «Q10B4 + 107 SOUTH (D) * AQJ VAJ104 » AKSZ Sooth 1 » 3N. T. North-South vuL North Eul Pass 2 Pass P«s» p, Opening lead—4 J and Joe. playing the South hand, won with the queen, joe could count eight tricks In top cards and decided that he coulci make thc ninth trick U «ithtr club, or dii- :z ™ was that Bancroft Tciry of Kansas City, bring m a low M o., will spend the holidays Here even Ij tne suit with Mrs. Terry and her father, J. H, Ronoy. ^ —^State Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is the 1 Masculine state Sag of appellation - 2 Make possible 8 This is 3 Mouth p art nicknamed thc 4 p ar t of "be" Hen * Walk in water c.. 15 Short sleep 16 Its capital Is ' 18 Make lace 43 Native ol Lapland 44 Row 45 Land measur* 46 Cape 49 Abstract beln« « Agent (suffix) 8 Town in 21 Malays A/rica 24 Legislative .9 Barrel (ah.) body 40ivia«iace J OFe ™it 26 Seed vessel 19 In the same n Not cognizant 31 Large snail place (ab.) ' 2 Values 32 Ague „„ „„;,, 20 Chemical salt " R 'Shl latitude-'36 Make certain 51 Hog 22 Pronoun (ab-> 37S\vaj 53 Suffix 23 Otherwise 20 Dies 42 We 55 Parent 25 Wings 27 Ogle 28 Seed 29 Nickel (symbol) 30 Eras 31 Wine cupi 33 Lutecium (ab.) 34 Immersion 35 Leave out 38 To the sheltered side 39 Heredity unit 40 Note of scale «1Turkish rulers .47 Direction (ob ) 48 Mineral rock 50 Groom in Bengal 51 Place 52 Number 54 Exude . moisture 56 This state Is In thc

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