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PAGE SIX BT.rrHKvn.LB, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 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 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilracr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class mutter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, ujider act ol Con- gross. October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any' suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year. $2.60 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations But thanks be lo God, which givelh us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Cor 15:57. * » •* A victory won over self, is tht only victory acceptable to Qod.—Charles Noel Douglas. Barbs Lucky the husband during Christmas shopping days who can Just sit back and let the rest of the world BO buy! * * * Anyway you look at it, the outcome of most thlitfs depends greatly on (he income. * t * An Ohio girl knocked down a dirt with a sock on Ihe jnw. He fell before and after. * + * Telephone poles, water hydrauls and safety iiinei never strike an acifo except In self defense. * * * A wife Is a great comfort to a husband during the distressing days that a bachelor never has. Year's Holy Anniversary Marks an Unholy One, Too It is a supreme irony that Christmas, the birthday of Christ, symbol of peace and good will among men, should also be the anniversary of the campaign of death, hate and destruction which began with the Korean war. Monday that conflict will be six months old. No one pretends that the spirit of Christ is flourishing across the face of the earth. The Godless rulers of the Communist world are steadily pushing ^ their frontiers forward. To them it is not moral strength but weakness and decadence that makes us extol human dignity, the brotherhood of man, universal peace and cooperation among all peoples. They seize upon each show of good will as a golden opportunity to advance the widening boundaries of hate and distrust. The noblest of human purposes are twisted and distorted to serve the inhuman aims of the totalitarian. Yet they have found that to destroy Christian morality and religion even in regions wholly under the Communist yoke is not an easy thing. In Russia itself, millions still go to church. Millions, too, still follow moral patterns in their private lives which the Soviet State decries as evidence of crumbling character. But if Christ's spirit is ever ngain to pervade freely these lands in which it is now being trampled by anti-human communism, it must be lived and breathed with a constant ardor wherever liberty still prevails. Everyone of us must never cease showing thought and care for*his neighbor, for his fellow, mini generally. We must allow him the right to think and speak and act as he wishes, so long as that activity does not do harm to society or particular individuals We must want to help him realize his fullest capabilities as a human being. There is grave danger that we shall fftil in some of these demands of the Christian spirit as we gird ourselves to stand off the challenge of Godless communism. But we must not allow this to happen. For of what value would it be to hold the geographic bounds «C tlie free world, if in so doing we lost the Christianity which is the spiritual essence of our humanity ? We wuiild find we had defeated the enemy but lost the war. Better 'Too Much' Defense Than 'Too Little, Too Late' With President Truman's message and the proclamation of a national emergency, the United States entered a new era in its history. This new period of economic controls and mobilization may or may not be the actual prelude to decisive \vi\r with the Soviet Union. But surely it marks the end of the sort of life we have known in the five yearg since World War II. If and when the controls are lifted, this will be a different country and we shall be a different people. The \ 19-15-50 pattern will not repeat itself. The declaration of nn emergency had certain practical benefits in that it enabled Mr. Truman to call into play a number of powers lie needs to step up industrial mobilization. It serves also to heighten a sense of peril among us and, particularly among other free peoples who do not appear to feel the urgency of danger. Probably the greatest stride forward, however, was the President's creation of a .new overall production and control agency headed by Charles E. Wilson, boss of General Klectric. Wilson will be the most powerful defense production chief this nation ever has had. He is to be responsible only to Mr. Truman, and will presumably have a free hand in coordinating the nation's entire economic command. Never was the scat of authority so clearly defined in World War II. The President did not choose to match this unprecedented grant of power with sweeping imposition of price and wage controls over a broad field. Instead, he asked for "selective" controls on a few key industries, nnd began by slapping ceilings on the automobile makers. Many will criticize these measures as inadequate to the emergency, since prices are bounding upward steadily in a wide range. If the "selective" plan were to be relied upon as a long-distance policy ,of what value would it be in checking inflation? Control-free industries would go hog-wild, and would attract capital nnd workers needed in controlled defense industries. But there are important .signs the President means the selective system only as a temporary device. Control machinery for broader use simply doesn't • exist; hence general controls couldn't be enforced now. But Mr. Truman's expected call for an "honor system freeze" of prices and wages seems to suggest that nn overall lid will be placed on the economy as soon as practicable. Certainly we can afford no unreasonable delay if we are to get the" most from our lax dollars and our consumer dollars in the months ahead. It is hard for any mere outsider to judge whether the President set his sights high enough in the defense production field. His recital of gains to be expected "within one year" did not sound like the program of an urgent nation. But there are undoubtedly many technical obstacles to a fuller mobilization nt this time. . Nevertheless, the mood of the country plainly favors maximum effort. Secretary of Defense Marshall sees grave risk in gearing ourselves too high too soon, since the Russians might relax their own efforts and leave us threshing about in the air. But many others believe the risk of delaying full effort is greater, because the Russians might choose to strike if they thought they could win a war before our strength was totally mobilized. It seems better to risk being over- prepared rather than under-prepared. Mr. Truman has the people with lil'm no matter how great a program he calls for. And they would undoubtedly feel safer if he sketched out larger goals than have yet been fixed. The same might be said of his objective of 3,500,000 men for the armed forces. The country is ready to establish any size force needed—as quickly as necessary. Til past wars, we have managed to win despite the handicap of "too little, too late" in many phases of those conflicts. The Russians arc not likely to allow us the luxury of leisurely overcoming such a disadvantage in a war with them. This time we had belter err on the side of "too much." So They Say The free nations must sland together and help one another IE freedom is to survive. President Truman. * + * The measures of the economic advances wrested from American corporations by the unions ol the O!O ran he counted o;-.!y seuiw, of uilhons of dollars.—CIO president Philip Murray. * » « Kiss Ihe girl tf you like her whether It's your first date or not, but by all means bo sincere. — Oklahoma A, & M home life counselor Mrs. Ghdys Marshall. * « « About the most satisfying thing a man In public life can have Is the knowledge that his P'.-oplc like him enough to call on him again and af,riin.—Rep. Robert Douphton (D., N. C.I. upon his re-election to Congress for the 20th Unit. "Now Hold That Pose, at Least for Today!" ^ATTJRPAY, DECEMBER 88, 19f)Q Peter Edson's Washington Column — New Congress to Get Bill » For Over-All 'Water WASHINGTON. (NEA)-A new. Single, federal "water law" will In nil probability be recommended to the 82nd Congress by President Tru- nmi. Its purpose will be to set a one-term "water policy" for the 'ederal government. It would cover suchjliverse matters as water con- servation, prevention ol soil-erosion and stream pollution, navigation, flood 'control, power development and the full range of scientific land and water management. 11 would not, however, seek to up- Peler Edson ie t present states- rights on water law. This is probably the outstanding -ecarmnenclatron of the President's Water Resources Policy Commission, under dhairman Morris L. Cooke. Early in January this commission will meet in Washington o draft the proposed legislation. It would supplement the present basic floort control and reclamation acts, paving the way for multi-purpose •Ivor valley development as a na- .ional policy. Other members of the conrmis- iion are Presidents Lewis Jones of Jnlvcrstty of Arkansas. Kola ml Renne of Montana State College. Ciilbert P. White of Haverford Col- ege, Dean Paul S. Burgess of Arizona College of Agriculture, Sam- lel B. Morse of las Angeles Power ind Water Development, and Leand Olds, former Federal Power com m Issione r. In any other limes than these, the 450-page Volume One of the commission's report, which has Just been issued, would be big news. It outlines m long-term recommendations on water policy without going off the deep end at any place. Of such fanciful ideas as artificial rain-making and the conversion of ocean water into fresh water, the commission washes its hands. They may be important some day, it says, but not now. The report will probably be criticized in some places as just another back-door effort to put over President Truman's ideas for creating a lot more river valley "authorities." Actually, the report is surprisingly conservative on all phases of this most controversial of all resources on earth today. For people will go to war—in the courts, with fists or with guns—to protect precious water rights. The Cooke Commission does point to the Tennessee Valley as an example of what can be dime by comprehensive basin planning. It recommends that all water projects be considered in their relation to development of every watershed as a whole. But there is a mild, middle of the road approach to how water resources shall be managed. The commission opposes any effort to upset existing water law. This will be reassuring to every irrigation farmer who fears that his established water rights will be endangered by federal government. The commission even goes so far as to say that the stales should be given a larger share in planning and Financing water conservation projects. The states now have legal con- trol over ground waters. So there must be more cooperation between the states and the federal government. If there Is to be sound water conservation. The commission recommends more state laws and more interstate compacts to foster water management" for the best yield and use. The commission recommends that all dams, irrigation and flood control projects now authorized by Congress but not appropriated for should be re-examined by a Federal Board of Review. The purpose would bo to make sure that all projects fit in with an other projects In the same valley. It is recommended that all projects now under construction be completed, regardless of this factor. Bodies Squabble Among Agencies The commission steered clear of tlw controversy over what federal agency should administer water policy. The conflict between Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation Department of Agriculture and other agencies having to do with water resources has been long and bitter. The Coofce Commission notes that this conflict has led to confusion The problem of coordinating all these agencies is left to settlement by Congress. The Congress has not yet acted on a Hoover Reorganization commission recommendation that there be a single agency to administer land and water policy. The commission does lean to the view that the supply of water in America Is limited, and that planned conservation Is necessary to insure water supply adequate for the, growth of the country to 190 million people by 1975 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIXF JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ezfo \ Pinza hummed a few bars of "Some Enchanted Evening" and ducked the question when I asked him i( pitching woo at a ciirvesome dish like Lana Turner wasn't better than yodeling with a hefly Metropolitan opera soprano. A Wagnerinn blubber-girl packs a wallop when she makes her plump left hand into a fist and Ezio wasn't laking any chances. "Lana ees very pleasant, oh. yes." parried the man who gnt \vashed out ol Mary Martin's hair nnd im 0 the tresses of a lot of red-blooded women who saw "South Pacific." "She's also good ode-tress." "Ahoul opcr.i singers ami Uicir girth," I persisted. Plnza looked around the room an uncrowded room—and moistened his lips nervously. Lana, she has wonderful facial reactions." he coughed. "Lana ees beautiful girl, don't forget." I promised not to let It slip my mind. "Hut getting back to opera?" Piirza looked lost. "ECS always better securing weeth .•oman who ees not so berg and fat." he sighed. "Hut I do not \vccsh to make any xvomen unhoppy." Fixed 'Km Up What about the creaking-joints males who started gelllm; telephone calls from bcelcs who h rd simpered about Montgomery ciift Mtitll Piiua went Into action in "South Pacific"? The favorite basso of cverv romantic Bessie brightened up" and said. "Oh, ho. ho." If Ihey wanl to give him rrcilii for handing hack to Ihe jowlci! set, il's jusl jim-dandy wilh K7(0. "I really-never realize linn- much my success mean." he chuckled. "Eel must have been wonderful l.hecng for men over 50. I am always believe women prefer elderly man. I marry young wife myself." Hut he's stymied when the boys who remember Abe Lincoln ^^ and ask: "How do you do It?" "A man." snorted PJn^i, "Is always a man." He's not so sure, he added, lhal nuike-mc-swoon moviegoers are po- IliK lo drop a youngslcr like Alan I.achl when his first closcup with Lana flashes on the screen In "[Mr. Impcrium." Matter of fact, he's nervous about the whole thing. Experience Counts nonald Colman and Gary Cooper. I interrupted, haven't been having any trouble in the romance-plus department. Ptnza looked pained. "Yes. but they started being romantic when they were young. People don't realize how long they are being romantic. Me. I'm being romantic only in 'South Pacific.' Not before. "How many years can a man play romantic role,''? I am confess I would like to plav them until I die. But, ..." Right now. Piuza admitted, he's not letting out one peep about the roles and stories that MOM is Irn- Sce HOLLYWOOD Page 1 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE B> OSWALD JACOUV Written for NEA Service Low Contract Can Provide Big Thrills Most bridge players pay little attention to part score contracts. This Is a mistake, since a part score often stirs up the opponents to take really bad sets in the effort to pre T vent your side from making a cheap game. Moreover, as in the case rf today's hand, some low contracts lead to very Interesting plays. The defense took the two top spades and led • third spade U> dummy. South discarded « club on the third round of spades and led a low diamond from dummy West took the ace of diamonds and led a low club, dummy winning with the ace. South next cashed dummy's queen of diamonds (at Ihe expense of his own Jack) and ruffed a diamond .n his hand. He then exited with a chib. West winning with the queen west naturally returned his last spade, permitting South to ruff with the eight of hearts. With only trumps left In his hand. South now led the queen of hearts. West played low. hoping that South would make a mistake on the next round of trumps. However. Sixith quite properly continued with the jack of hearts, and West was helpless, rf he refused the trick South would cash the ace of heart* NORTH » J98 VNone 4Q9S52 + A 108 52 WEST {D> *K1073 VK1053 »A73 *«* EAST 4.A851 V642 *K9B BOOTH West Pass Pass Pass V AQJ987 »KJ *J73 EastrWcst vu!. North EM* Pass Pass 1 1N.T. Pass 2 Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 3 Able Red Leade Is Provided b S elaborate praise by the Soviet press but the world still U left speculating about the health and activity of this man who wields far more power than any other Individual on One Is reminded of an Incident back In 1836 when it was rumored Stalin was 111 and even dead. Th« DOCTOR SAYS Br EDWIN p. JORDAN, M.D. Wrill'en for NEA Service There are » lot of symptoms which are troublesome but which just cannot be given any disease label. Most of these are real enough, but because a cause cannot b« discovered there i s often i tendency to call such .hlngs the result of nerves. Today's first question falls in this group. Q—What makes a person's limbs feel so cold and ache so after going to beet? E.M.N. A—Unless there are oilier sym- toms H seems impossible to pul a name lo Ibis distressing symptom. The only answer possible Is Just about as vague as the question. Probably the circulation of bloort In Ihe limbs Is not good but why this should b« Is guesswork. • * • Q—My husband is in the habit of drinking very rapidly ice-cold water from the refrigerator. I think he should not do this, but he disagrees. Am I wrong? Mrs. P.B.W. A—The proof of t the pudding is In (he eating. If your husband gets away with this wtlhoul unpleasant symptoms, U almost certainly does nol hurl him. On the other hand ice cold water has lo be warmed to body temperature and therefore does throw an extra burden on the stomach. Q—My child has been vaccinated twice and neither has taken. Should we try again? L.B.R. A—rt Is almost always possible lo get a vacclnailon take in • child who hai not before b«en vaccinated successfully. Atlempl, should be continued until one "lakes" with a scar. • * « Q—I have a 3>i-year-old granddaughter who bites her nails until she has scarcely any left. We have tried 'everything to break the habit. Why do some children do this? Mrs. R.G.L A This Is a common nervous habit. U worries an untold number of parents—and grandparents— who often Iry all kinds of Ihings to jet a child lo slop. U I s probably best not to paj (oo much at- ienllon to nail biting hut lo give the child other things io do, particularly things which will occupy the hands. Very few grown-ups bile Iheir nails which means lhat almost all children oultrow the habit. • • • Q—I have long wanted lo know what causes canker sores. Both my husband and I have them in the moulh - Mrs. R.s.D A—A lot of us would like ( o know the answer to this question. Canker sores are believed !„ b« somelimes caused by low grade Infections, sometimes allergy, and possibly sometimes to rllamln deficiencies. In olher words, nobody kncms just whal does cause them For Ibis reason it is Impossible lo prescribe for canker sorts without Investigating rarh case individually. Q—I am 40 and have developed the habit of relying on six, eight or ten tablets a day In order to ward off" headaches, colds and pther aches and pains. Can this be harmful? „£ A—By all means slop this habit There Is grave question as In whether Ihe asprln will do this Job of "warding off" and an y ,]rug taken regularly in large quantities can be harmful. handwriting: "I know from the reports foreign press that I long ago doned this sinful world and „„„„ Into the other world. As on« cannot doubt such foreign pr»« dispatches unless he wants to bt ex pelled from the list of clvillied people, I request you to believe them and don't disturb me in th« calm of the other world." This question of whether Stalin still has a firm grip on Bolshevism Is mighty Important not only to Soviet Russia and her satellites but to the world at large. He Is (or hai been) the absolute dictator of th« Russian regime and of the world revolution for the spread of Com inunlsm. It was he who laid ihl groundwork for the revolution Long before the last war, Stalin »'ns given credit by European ob- jonfllct. He was Mid ^""be'flg^hi'J that this would give the world rev° r °d " S renl op|K)rtlmit y to Worked Out Okay Accordingly Stalin Inntigiiralcrt his series of five year plans to mak" Russia strong industrially and mill tartly. He signed with Hitler the non-nggresslon pact which enaK-d the Fuehrer to launch his wflfef "Sgresslon. The plan went awrv in hat HIHer suddenly attacked flus- -_la .but ultimately it worked out to the advantage of the Red revolution, which quickly brought nil eastern Europe Into the Moscow sphere of control. Well. now. absolute power such as Stalin has possessed creates a dell cate situation. His sudden removal by Illness or death' might create chaos In the Soviet bloc, and conceivably could precipitate a third world war. K.irly Purges Taught The point of course is that while Stalin has maintained unquestioned control of the Soviet regime, there are a dozen or more able and ambitious men who might, be expected to reach for his job when It Is vacated. That's too many for unity Naturally one assumes that Stalin already has designated his successor but lhat designation might not stick, once his powerful influence had been removed. Why Is It that Stalin has been able to remain in unquestioned power all these years? Why hasn't some one of his ambitious lieutenants reached for the big Job? One answer to these questions is that the early purges which tvera carried out .under the Stalin regime made it quite patent that ambition wns a dangerous attribute However, I don't believe that Is the real answer. The reason Stalin's dictatorship has been unchallenged Is bedftse he possesses powerful leaderSip and because he has kept coming up with the right schemes to implement the Red world revolution His followers claim that he is "always right" in ;,is judgment, and that therefore his leadership hasn't been challenged. That probably is the explanation of his power. He has delivered the goods — diabolical goods from the standpoint of the democracies. 75 Years Ago Today ^ Misses Martha Ann Lynch and Mildred Lou Hubbard entertained 125 guests with a dance at the country club last evening. Tommy Hawkins and his Night Hawks furnished 'the music. The hostessej were assisted by their mothers. Mrs. B. A. Lynch and Mrs G G. Hubbard. Mrs. A. J. H. Reid and son, Furlow, and Miss Frances Braden, of Henderson ,Tenn., will spend Christmas with Mr .and Mrs. Max B. Reid. Mrs, E. L. Hale has returned from Mcrriston, Tonn.. where she spent a week with her reroute. Droft Animal and give up only the last trick. If West took his king of hearts, ne would then have to lead away from the ten to Soulh's A-9. East could have prevented tilts trump end play by overtaking his partner's queen of clubs with the king of clubs. A club return would then put Soulh's trumps In the middle. Whatever South did. West could surely win two trump tricks, thus setting the contract. HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted draft animal 13 New-born baby's outfit 14 Puff up 15 Peer Gyrrt'i mother 16 Russian storehouse 18 Room (Fn) 19 Wrong (prefix) 20 Pertaining to the ear 21 Before 22 Eye (Scot.) 23 Symbol tor erbium 24 Let faU 27 Bulk 29 International language 30 Correlative of either 31 Morindin dye 32 Oriental measure 13 Type of cabbage 35 The Orient 38 And (Fr.) 39 Troop (ab.) 40 Greek letter 42 Expunge 47 Brazilian . rnacaw 48 Metallic fastener 49 Hamitic tribesman 50 Disencumber 51 Muse ol poelry 53 It has a , compact, deep body 95 Pause* VERTICAL 1 Censured 2 More facile 3 Lixiviums 4 Goddess of the earth 5 Genus of shrubs 6Aleutian island 7 Approach 8 Part ofIhe foot 9 Chemical suffix 10 Demolish 11 Looks fixedly 12 Lamprcy- catchers 17 New Zealand native fort 25 Verbal 26 Rod 27 Greater quantity 28 Operacic solo 33 Retainer 34 Dress 36 Endeavor 37 Barlerer 41 Genus of fresh-water ducks 42 Self-esteem (Pi.) 43 Son of Nut 44 Gifts of charity 45 Hit with the open hand 46 Comfort 47 Dry 525ize of, shot 54 Symbol for selenium

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