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1 PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURffiK NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINES Publisher ' JAJCE8 L. VERHOEFF Edltoc PAUL D. HUMAN, AdverUiln* I , Bole National Advertising Representative*: j Wallace Witmer Co, Ne* York, Chicago, Detroit. ' Atlanta. UmphU. 5 '( Entered u eacond clua matter at the poet; office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Cojn- 1 grest. October t, 1*17. Member of Tbe Associated .i SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier LE the cltj ot Blytheville or an; ^ suburban town where carrier tervtc* U m&Jfi- : - talced, 20c per week, oi 85c per month ( Bj mall, wllhla a radius ot 60 miles $4.00 per * year. »2.00 lor tU months, 11.00 (or three month*; ;; by mall outside 60 mile ion* 110.00 pel ytft ^ payable In advance. jMeditations When he allereth hit Toice, (here U a- multitude of waten la (he heavens, and he cauaelb the vapour* ta aacend from the ends of the earth; he uaketh Uthtninia with rain, and brinieth forth the wind out »f hU treasurei.—Jeremiah 1(1:13. * * * The glorious Author ol the universe, Who reins the winds, gives the vast ocean bounds, And circumscribes the floating worlds uieir round: I -Gay. •Barbs * A Virginia gardener crossed an onion with ' , a. cabbage. Now we don't know whether lo order •J liver or" corned beef. It's the boy who lakea the Initiative In loir affair*, uya a writer. And it'a the girl who takes it from there. • * * A bamboo shoot has been known to grow- 24 Inches in 24 houri. Wait about a week and you can • go fishing. » •' » tt we had our way all (he rocks nn the sea of matrimony would have to do with the cradle. • * * Our idea of an Interesting sight would be two reckless drivers swinging at each other—and both crack shots. [Yugoslavia's Election to UN ^Council Can Backfire t Yugoslavia's election'to the UN Sc| cunty Council is admittedly a victory j- for the United States over the Soviet ' Union. But theie is some question just ho\y wildly the event should be hailed. ; The decision is of course valuable as a rebuff to Russia in her; attempt to dictate to tlie : GeneraI Assembly on council membership.; Had the principle been established that Russia bould con- ; trol the choice of any eastern European nation for council duty, the UN's freedom of selection would have been gone. The result also is a new blow to Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. By .further strengthening the hand of Marshal Tito, it cuts deeper into falling Russian prestige in that sector. H was this prospect that led Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinsky to scream so loudly against Yugoslavia's candidacy. Certainly the non-Communist world ' is happy at any outcome that reduces the menace of Russian power, either in some geographic sphere or within the UN. And that is probably true even when, as in the present case, the nation serving as a lever against the Soviet Union is itself Communist in character. Yet in supporting Yugoslavia so staunchly the United States may have involved its own future more deeply i;i Eastern Europe than seems wise at this time. Should Russia decide to use force to crush Tito, this country would be hard pressed to remain aloof from the battle if it were heavily committed boj;h politically and economically. VSo far most of our aid to Tito has been economic. It still looks early to throw him substantial political backing. Too little is known about what kind of war a Russian-Yugoslav conflict would be. Within the UN, Russia may decide to stir up new trouble when the Security Council begins meeting in January. Two main possibilities appear. Soviet representatives may continue to sit in on council sessions but steadily challenge the legality of all decisions on the ground Yugoslavia's election violated the UN charter. Or they may boycott the council and thus completely hamstring its efforts. For the charter provides that council decisions cannot be taken withou^ the affirmative vote of all five great power*. If Russia stayed away that requirement could never be met. Neither of these possibilities is inevitable. Despite the rumpus raised at election time, the Soviet Union might ' continue on the council as before. The absence of friendly Czechoslovak!!., Russia's choice for the post won by Yugoslavia, will not handicap the Russians in the lesst in preventing council deci- sion* »h« dialikei. Th* veto weapon, already uwd more than 40 tim««, it still available. -. Whatever happens, it is plain the United State* took definite ri«k» in strongly backing the Yugoslav bid. Not the least of those was the likelihood of incurring the displeasure of many »mall nations who are tired of finding themselves in the middle in the U. S.-Russian rift. Their attitude is that there is too much emphasis in the UN on one great power "defeating" another, and not enough on searching out some ground where all nations can get together. They don't enjoy taking sides in these recurring tests of strength. If the UN can ride out this newest storm without suffering crippling damage to the Security Council, the United States might be well advised hereafter to give greater weight to this viewpoint of the small nations caught in the stjueeze, BLrgiEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER,NEWS Take It Easy J. Howard McGrath, the nation's rookie attorney general, says we shouldn't get hysterical about the conviction of the 11 Communist leaders in New York. He adds that the verdict doesn't outlaw the Communist Party. Note to McGrath: Nobody, so far as we have been able to see, claims the decision does outlaw the party. And no one is hysterical, except perhaps a few Reds in New York's Foley Square. Views of Others -4 Britain Cuts Back A prime minister's lot Is not a happy one when he has to tell the voters who elected his party to power that their Iroires must be deterred. That has been Mr. Altlee's difficult assignment. U Is not surprising that his announcement oi cuts in food subsidies, which must mean higher prices, and a reduction In the amount ol irce medical care, together with retrenchment in de- leme costs and capital Investments, make up a program pleasing lo nobody In British political life • Tile Labor Party members wonder now much, more disappointment the voters will stand. Conservative Party leaders ask, ratlier than wonacr, why Mr .Attlee docs not go even further. "1'lie most helpful comment to be made at tins distance, it seems to us. is to report, that what is now happening Is what many AmerHans—who feel themselves an important source oi British credit—have been waiting for. That ts, they nave looked for signs that British leadership can tackle Britain's problem trom so fundamental an angle. The cost of tlie welfare state In Britain lias naturally loomed in any discussion ol British ability to compete for world markets. It has been doubted whether political. leadership In Britain could muster the .courage to reduce thr so-called benefits to vhlcrrlRftgrs had become accustomed under the welfare;state. Not eyen the Conservative Patty, standing in opposition to tlie Attlee regime, has been willing to commit itself to drastic alterations ot the welfare picture. Mr. Attlee's alterations are not drastic. But they are expected to save nearly $800,000.000 a year' for Britain. Now Mr. Atllce must convince British voters that llielr own best interest is being served by this program. The point must be got over that neither an individual's job nor a nation's security can be guaranteed by a government pursuing : strictly national aims. Britons must be asked to believe that Ihese Interest,! may be belter served by adapting British social alms to inter-national necessities and opinion. This is asking a lot of the voter's acumen. It is the reverse side of the problem which hi the United Stales, for example, consists ot convincing Americans that they have an Important stake in Britain's solvency. If Mr. Attlee can convince the Briton-in-the-street of the necessity ol the welfare cuts he will have performed a service of international scope. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY What Is needed is a hard-headed realization of the fac that we have to raise the world's standard of living If we are to preserve mil own.—Rep. Walter J. Judd (R), Minnesota. * * * It's the most dangerous gun there is.—Confederate veteran Thomas A. Riddle, 103, on th« atom bomb. * * « Above all else we want to keep the United States prosperous and strong because we know that our prosperity la the best fuarantee of peace.—President Truman. * « « My government aspires to full International recognition of the political status ol the government of Israel In Jerusalem Aubrey S. Eban, chief Israeli representative to United Nation*. * " • * I think Tito Is extremely popular and very able. He Is profoundly Interested in thi Umt«a States and never was against this country.— Novelist Louis Adamlo. * • « tfhere can be no .depression because nearly S9.000.000 are employed, personal Incomes are nign, and there Is a record Increase In siu-lngs.—u M. Gianninl, president of the world's largest bank. * * * Let us give the Judgment to the people of Sicily and have a poll. If Ihe people condemn me, I promise that [ will resign. But It the people want me, I want to follow my destiny.—Salvator* Giullano, notorious Sicilian bandit. Comes Now Saturday Night CLEVELAND COMVENTIOH Th« DOCTOR SAYS By E*wl» f. Jerdu, M. B. ^ WrltUa f« NBA Serrlc. Paralysis agiUiu, Parkinson's disease or "shaky palsy" „, dtf . j>rent name, for c rather common disorder of the nervous system. The »ymptomi »ener»lly. begin jraduaJly, usually in one hand. At first the typical thalcina; movement may not be present all of the time. A low of muscular: atrenjth «nd stiff feeling may be the first sl«n«. The muscular movement* become less rapid and more difficult to carry through. The trembling movement* >t rest »re not long delayed. Two kinds of Parkinson's disease are common. One U that which develops In older people and more often In men than in women the cause of which Is no t known. It Is probably related to the aging process Sometimes sever anxiety or shock brings on the symptoms but the real *- • • - thing else Second Variety Some infections, especially what ls called epidemic encephalitis, which is a virus infection of the brain, sometimes spoken of as Am America's Anti-Aircraft Network Keeps Pace With Development of New Type Attack Planes By Douglas Larsen NKA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—America now has an extremely efficient antiaircraft gui: network protecting nil key industrial cities and defense areas. Its cienUon Jias been one of the most secret and successfully-executed poslw'nr defense plans" Only a few key local officials-in the cities ami Hi-ens protected have'realized what was being done in the last ;ew years. It involved a complete shift of men and guns from one section of Die U. S. to another, to match the drastic ch:«igc in interior defense requirements which occurred after World War. II. '/ v „; ..,' ; Although details are-lop'sccret It is generally known that, the danger of air attack from the East and South lessened after the war, while danger of a I lack irom (lie North ami Northwest has increased—with Russia becoming the only likely possible enemy. Probably the most Important paii of the program has been the development of new types c-f guns. Most o( the batteries protecting key cities have guns far superior to the that any country had at the end of the war. They can shoot accurately and'.hit extremely high targets. The high-speed, high-altitude planes developed since the war have nol outrun the progress in hnti- aircrnft gun development, contrary to popular notion. And progress In development of rocket-type shells and guided missiles has been good. Fine Co-operation One of tl\e most encouraging ns- pecls of the whole operation has been the excellent co-operation on it by Navy, Air Force and Army. All three services have had vital roles in drawing the blueprint, under the direction of Army's MnJ.-Qen. Wm. R. Schmidt. In spile of controversial problems arising'during, the planning, ati parties have stuck to the agrcincnts during the unification feud. This is surprising because some oi the decisions have a direct bearing on the B-36 controversy and Navy's gripes against unification. . Army's experts have 'done the bulk of the sparicwork. But in case of actual attack the Air Force Immediately assvinies command of the whole organization. This includes command of anti-aircraft gtnw iibjard the Navy's ships which happen to be in the defense zone a[- fected. The newly-developed guns are almost completely automatic. They Jind tlieir targets with radar, stay on them with the same radar, and fire at extremely high speeds automatically. One of the new types Is described as having "very high altitude capabilities." Another new gin:, called the "skysweeper." fires a .15-mm. shell and is described as firing lo "comfortably high altitudes." Its rate of fire and accuracy are amazing, it Ls said. Being so completely automatic, the new weapons lend themselves very well to civilian defense. General Schmidt reveals that a few officers and a few trained technicians, with the help of numbers ot civilians, could effectively man many batteries. IN HOLLYWOOD B; Erskine Johnson' NL'A Staff Correspondent By Krskine Jolm.Min NE.A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA)_ It's Hollywood cliche time again. As if it isn't always cliche time In Hollywood. A year* ago scenarist Ken Eng- glund wrote a piece about the "Cliche Cincmatis for the mnga- zinc. The Screenwriter, i reprint- " ed some of them. Today Ken is luck with a new crop of celluloid bromides Ken begs for nrlion on tbc part of a punchy public who ,at the appearance of Ilic fnllnwinjr, rush into the lobby anil stuff themselves silly wilh popcorn"The Quick - Boll - Some - Wnter Scene: "The familiar moment when Young Dr. Klljoy races into the house and shouts, 'quick, boll some water* before he even knows what the occupant Is suffering from. Well, he can always use It to make himself a cup of coffee. "Can't we get a fresh slant on Why He Goes Back to His Wife? In most films Ihere are only three apparent reason why he does: • A. The censors want him to no back. B. The censors want him to KO buck. C. The censors want him to go back. Let's think of one good reason why he leave Lana Turner and goes back to his wife. Zasu Pitts. Nccdj \ Shave Tlie Guy Who Ones to Pieces in m a Submarine (2) a plane (3) a Mine Cavern: Jack Holt used to slap tils face to quiet him. N O(V it,- 5 clark Gable's Job to do It. jaw muscles working overtime—'"Pull yourself together, boy, this Isn't a Sunday school picnic." Song Writer Version ot Tiptoe Thrugh Tin Pnn Alley: Nobody mg been left there by the last customer, NOW who should be at (he bar nearby, but Max Kalbfus the publisher, who turns around slowly ana listens: Max comes over, gives Haymcs His card and says: "Son. see me at my office first '"? in the morning." The Most Unforgctable Screen Characters I'd like to Forget: No. 1 on Ken's list is mothers of Italian gangsters. "'"Taka Tony da nota soiipa before he get da hota SM(a. Tony always a gooda bov, never a bada boy. Barta comapny, flat's what." Hrs Mich a eood boy.that In tlie "«t mnnunt he uses his mother '"r a fil.lold. shnntf 14 cons and 29 innnrrnt bystanders, while the mother krcns bahbltnK for him to rtrlnk bi« hot* sonpa, ll'a Aiwayji » Blonde The Mother ,vho Is no Belter n«n She should Be: Why nim t the Mnm who has r "me lo no cnod always be a blonde? Don't, brimcllp ' mclhrrs cnme to no (rood, too '''"I let's not overlook: Tru- LIIM" SrtinoHeachrr From 'nr- E»st Who Brinps i,a w an d <>rn>r to Tombstone Just by the MsiiV of ffe r Presence. Persuades the n^Prt Ruts tn Give Up drlnk- me Monev to Bnv Neit Schoolbooks and Make* John Wavne f""VC. Also, the Philosophical Bartender: While Dan Dailev Is'eating his hrart out over Betty Grablc. savs Ken. this fool waxes philosophic —but (t always comes out: "Son. I've seen 'em come. I've S(1 fn >m to. There's a broken bi-art tor every hulh !n thai mar- Wf. There's ..." Security regulations permit' only tlie most general description of the new rocket for anti-aircrait use. General Schnydt says: "The rocket shell has an extremely high velocity and costs just about the same as an ordinary anti-aircraft shell." He reveals, "large numbers of them are fired at the same time by radar control." On the guided missile he says, "The indication ls that they, will eventually have very great value and have greater range than any other previously developed antiaircraft gun or missile." In anticipation of the greater use of rockets and missiles, extensive training programs have been started to teach groups how to fire them. National Guard units arc included in tlie program. General Schmidt also reveals that ior the first time in the history of anti-aircraft gun development, future planning is geared to expected advances In aircraft. Researchers in the field are now confident that when the supersonic airplane comes into operational use, an anti-air- crait gun capable of shooting it out of the air will be ready at the same time. ; He doesn't" claim that the pre-sent plan is perfect or completed. But he feels that "there has been satisfactory progress in making It effective." Inasmuch as the government can not afford* to put guns around every town in the U. S., General Schmidt explains, they've had to start by building defenses around the meet important placea first. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnne; America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Learn to Make an Inteligent Response This Is the fourth of a series of articles taken from Fred u Karpin's new edition of the Point-Count On the Level Earlier A baby can ipHow horizontally return to Mildew, Kan. But a beer garden that night, he plays "her" love songs on the piano that happens to be in their booth, hav- Londorrs Mnitia Vnlfi Is named after a British victory at Maida, Italy, in 1806. • KQJ1AIS3 + AQ Lesson Hand—Neither vul. Seat* Weet North E«t 2 • P»a» 2 * Pass 2 N. T. Paw 4 K. T. Pass «»«r PMC Pit* Pas« Opening Lead— Aj j System of Bidding In Contract Bridge. In today's article Mr. Karpin continues his explanation of his ac« and king showing responses to an opening two-bid in a suit. While *A5 V A» AAKQJS84 2* 4Q9783 »K*2 » AK74 J » (a) 4N.T. {c) 7 + or7N. T. (d) (a) Showing the AK of diamond!. (b) Small slam now assured- looking for a (rand slam. (c) Another king. (d) The jrand »lam— 13 tricks can be counltd. t "•K chonter has nothing to do with the point-count system of bidding, ">' It is worth your whlli to become thoroughly familiar Kith .THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 3, 1949 Reds Facing Many Obstacles In, Communizing India, Burma le real cause Is probably some- DeWill MarKrnile AP Fereifn Affair* Analyat The sweeping »ucce*« oj the Communist armies In China hai set the chancelleries of the Western w rid TO pondering whether the vte- torloui formes are likely to halt at cnlna'i frontiers or whether they may try to spread the Red Ism oy invasion of neighboring countries Secretary of State Acheson ha, expressed concern that the Reds might strike beyond China. How. ever, many diplomats take the view that the Communists won't Invade other nations militarily but will depend on fifth column offenilvei with perhaps later Infiltration by guerrillas. Whatever may be the procedure of this I think we may be sure'' Moscow Is bound to take advantagf* of the Communist success In China » to try to spread Bolshevism throughout the Far East. Nan rally thoughts Immediately turn to Burma and to the Indian peninsula, which comprises the nations of India and Pakistan. This vast terrltoi-y contains more than 400.000,000 people—close to a fifth of the globe's population. The Chinese Nationalists still hold that part of Western China adjoining Burma. But should trie Communist armies capture this Chinese territory they would have direct communication with Burma and thence with India. It Ls hard to believe lhat the lean sleeping sickness" Is responsible for the second variety. it Ls hard to believe lhat the When Parkinsons disease develops Chlnc.-e Communists would venture from the cause. It comes about as ' any military invasion of Burma and frequently n women as in men. India t is equally hard to believe Of course, tt is likely to occur at that they wouldn't Intensify their younger ages also. , . already vigorous efforts to convert People who have either kind of tnesE countries to the Red ism paralysis agitans are usually ad- Th" 6 already are Communist par- vised against becoming overtired. u « °" lne Indian peninsula and A reasonably active life with some to. Burma. work is good for most; however. ~ strenuous exercise is usually taboo Cold-water treatments, special exercises, sun baths, .massage and -'itamin prepartltfon have all been tried without much success. There are several drugs which are often helpful In controlling .the "shakes"" too. but there Is no single treatment which will cure tht* condition. Nevertheless many, many people get along with it for a long time without serious difli culty. ' ' Note: Dr. Jordan Is 'unable to answer individual, questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Do alcoholic drinks make a bronchial athma worse? ANSWER: This Is passible, although not necessarily the rule. If alcohol does make attacks worse in an individual case .it would be wise to discontinue such drinks. 15 Years Ago In BM/ier.J/e— Mrs. J. T. Hall and son. Jimmle, are spending , the ..weekend at Hernando and Tunic*, : Miss., with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend and jon. and J. C. Cavanaugh left last night for Pinevllle, La., to attend the Louisiana College-S. L. I. home- "omlng game today. Miss Margaret Pride, Oliver Cop- ihe convention, as a greater part of it has been used by many of the country's good players. It will be a rare occasion when you hold an ace and two kings opposite partner's opening two-bid. When you do you can tell him exactly what you have, thereby eliminating the guess In the hand. With today's holding, you first show the ace by bidding that suit, and on your rebld you jump to four no trump. North's response of two spades showed the ace of spades. It denied any other ace. With two aces the first response would have been four no trump. North's second bid of four no trump showed two kings,, Mrs. Allan Walton, which now pel-milled South to cen tract for « small slam. If you should happen to have an 10 trump (which is a force to slam) For example: Despite tnis generation-long crusade, Communism never has made Bieat headway in Pakistan or India. In Burma, on the other hand the Reds have made considerable progress, though Just how. substantial that progress may be Is questionable. Burmese are great lndivi|- nalists, and I think we may assume that any last Communism there would he of the Tito variety. That is to say the Burmese are unlikely— to subscribe to an :ms which de-i prlves them of their sovereignty and makes them answerable to Moscow. • That same thing Is true of both Pakistan and India. They are Intensely nationalistic and wouldn't surrender one iota of their sovereignty to another nation. As a matter of fact, much the same can be said of many other areas of Southeast Asia. If they should subscribe to Communism It would be of the Tito brand—nationalism. Apart irom this intense nationalism, there is another, element which stands against ready acceptance of Communism in that part of the world.This Is'religion, 7 which Is lo Communism what oil is to water. They don't mix. Pakistan of course is largely Mohammedan, and the Moslems take their religion seriously. India is mainly Hindu and much the same is true there. There of s-imilar situation Southeast Asia. in the rest Those are some of the hazards which Communism will have to overcome in the Far Enst. And right here we must note it shouldn't be taken for granted that these obstacles can't be overcome. The Par East may well become the theatre of the hottest fight between CoraJjB munlsm and anti-Communism. • Tree Bark Clotning In Bolivia, the natives of the interior wear hats and shirts made of tree bark, which first is soaked In water and then berten until pliable. r __ I ^. f r .. .. r H. C Knappenberger, Mr. and Mrs. James HIM Jr., Mr. and Mrs. K. D. .11 you snoura nappen to have an Carpenter. Milton Iglehart, w J ce and king In one suit, and the Wunderllch, F B. Joyner, K. H Ac- king of another suit, jump In th« ton and Mr. and Mrs H S Storace-king suit first, then rebld four rick are. attending the no trump (Which IS a force to slam), iini* fnnthall Damn ol lit,* nl\.. dll.<;,iulll(j LI1C rtl illy-llll- nois football game at Champaign III., today. S«q Gird Aniwir to Previous Puzil* i iiif !a*umci .•OBJZONTAX. 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