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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 1, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURTER NEWS fUl BLYTUKVILLE COURIER HEWS : TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' KARRY A, BAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« Katlonil Adrertlslng Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- offlot at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- trttt, October ». 1*17. Member ot The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or an; wburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius ol 60 miles M.OO per jtar, 12.00 for six months, $1.00 (or three months; bj mail outside £0 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations And wlien flic dcvlj was cnsl out, the dumb spake; and Ihe multitude's nmrvcllcd,' saying It was never so seen In Israel—Matthew 9:33. * * * A miracle is a supernatural event, whose antecedent forces are beyond our finite vision, whose design is the display of almighty power for the accomplishment of almighty our poses, and Immediate result, as regards man is his recognition of God as the Supreme ftulcr of all things, and of His will as the only supreme law. —A. E. Kittredge. Barbs th dow Not looking where you're going when you cross le street is very likely to give you that run- own feeling. * t * A New Jersey Aog bit Eight people—which reminds ui that mosquito season Is with us again. * * * A circus Is where a small boy drags his dad— to watch his dad have a swell time. » - * * If you really want to learn to swim tills summer, get Home smart duck to teach you. * * * Our biggest corn crop win come when sizzling weather gets here. Hot dogsl Not Easy to Fix the Blame For China's Fall to Reds It isn't easy for any of us to thread our way through the maze of charges leveled against the State Department in the past three months. But still we HRVB to try. Much of the criticism hinges on the fact thatjChina fell to the Communists. It seems to be assumed that the United States could have prevented the defeat of Chiang Kai-shek's government had it pursued a wiser foreign policy. From there the jump is short to the conclusion that the State Department is to blame for this disastrous outcome. , The final step i s the claim that Communists infiltrating or influencing the department deliberately engineered Chiang's downfall. Coultl this country really have saved Chiang? General Marshall, who was secretary of State when the decision was made to abandon him, denies that it was possible except at great cost and at risk of war. He declares, furthermore, that no Communist influenced his decision to give up on Chiang. Now we have some similar testimony from George Kennan, department counselor now on leave. He is not an unprejudiced witness, any more than is Marshall, but Kennan is acknowledged to be a thoughtful man with a deep understanding of communism. Kennan says thai to blame the department for Nationalist China's collapse would make sense only if China were a sort of U S. prrvince. It leaves no room for the possibility that Chiang's government operated independently and was subject to many world influences which might have contributed lo its failure. Kennan insists that Chiang was indeed a free agent. More than that, he says the generalissimo and his top men persistently failed to hucd U. S. warnings that their early post-war course was leading toward disaster The Nationalists, contends Kennan. only wanted to involve the U..S. so deeply that we would be forced to take over Ihe major burden of responsibility. We have Marshall's word that it came to that: either make China a virtual U. S. protectorate, or get out of that area completely. -Mai-shall chose to abandon Chiang because of the risk of war and because of our existing heavy commitments in Europe. He felt, in other words, that we couldn't have the whole world at once. No clitic has yet proved he was influenced in this decision by any ; Com- munisl. Nor has anyone shown how we could have gone more deeply into Chin;) without incurring greater dangers than we now face from the Reds' sweep'of THURSDAY, JW* 1, that country. If Marshall and Kennan aro right, then Chiang in 1940-48 was beyond saving by any reasonable U S. policy, What the average American must still settle for himself is whether more remote U. S. decisions had helped to send Chiang downhill to the point where his case was hopeless. The altcrnat : ve, of course, is that the Nationalists' defeat was not the speci- fice result of U. S. policy failures—no matter how remote—but was the product of broad world currents whose power was too little understood by any of us. Wlio foresaw, for example, how largo Russian communism would loom in a world prostrated by war? Yet most of us approved the mil'tary events that gave the post-war world that shape. Perhaps in the end we must all share responsibility for China's fall. In any " case, the causes seem to lie well in the past. It will be hard to prove that the present stewards of our foreign policy are to blame. Punishing Themselves Needlessly According to fortune Magazine's latest, it's the stocky, muscular type of man who is most susceptible to heart ailments. Lean fellows and "rotund" •men are said to lie in danger. While the rotund chap parks his feet on the porch railing and the lean "string bean" goes quietly and calmly about his business, the stocky, energetic man is driving ahead like a fullback. lie lugs his office home in his brief case, turns every meal but breakfast into a business conference, punishes himself further by skipping vacations and free weekends. To make up for all this, he may dash to his club or a gym once a week to cram his "exercise" into the shortest possible time. It's hard to tell whether he's competing against his colleagues, his business rivals, or himself. Whichever it is, too often he loses—with tragic suddenness. Maybe if the \von-and-lost records of these performances were published more widely some of these hardy men would play the game more sensibly. Views of Others 'Reorganization' Score Of the 21 departmental "reorganization plans" submitted to Congress by. the President 60-ortri days ago, 16 have become effective. Tuesday was the time limit foi their ..disapproval by either house of Congress. Most of them were not under attack- the Senate voted approval of four in spite of opposition. Five of the 21 were, however, disapproved by emphatic Senate majorities. In net, Congress let more than 75 per cent of the submitted group oecome law. In spite of Mr. Truman's excoriation of the "obstructionists" and "reactionaries" who beat the "plans" revised to suit him, the citizens committee organ- l?,cd to support the Hoover commission's recommendations pronounced the governmental reorganization progress thus achieved by the 81st Congress "the best in the nation's history." The folks back home, we are reasonably confident, do not share the President's indignation over the defeat of those plans revised by administration tinkers into power grabs for the executive. He could not hold in line for some of them more than a small minority of Democratic senators—only 11 for one and 15 lor another. In branding the Democratic opponents of these power grabs "obstructionists" and "reactionaries," Mr. Truman condemns another large body of Democratic opinion per.aillng in all the states He is up against a national principle anil a popular conviction— stronger and wirier spread 1han he realizes—against the concentration of all governmental power in the tcdcial government and ils deposit to the greatest possible degree in the hands of the chirr executive. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Say I am a strong believer in the United Nations. The UN is an expression of hope, a symbol, and it deserves our full support and concrete encouragement.—Gen. Dwighl Eisenhower. * t * We are quite optimistic that we will rind better co-operation from the Germans than we found after the last war,—Maj.-Gen. j. p. Hodges, American chairman of the Western Allied Security Board. * * * I don't tiiiiik that in our present financial situation we should be spending millions or tax dollars building hynscs which could be Uuilt by privalc industry.—Chairman Carl Vii'.son of House Armed Services Committee. * * * Make no mistake that democracy in the South Is being sacrificed for the voles or pressure group minorities elsewhere in the country.—Sen. Harry Hood Byrd, D., Virginia. * * • Small and Independent businesses arc Important to the growth ol the economy. They are fl constant source of new ideas. They arc a constant source of new Jobs.—President Truman. Brush-Off. Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Leader of Senate Crime Probers T~)7 ~r ~l\ T f~\ -r -r "8 At nrst " lls has to be done w Plans to Leave No Stone Unturned aSuT-TJ^;-; Acheson to Seek Military Readiness The DOCTOR SAYS Mothers frequently become much concerned if their small children do not develop "bladder control" as soon as the child of some other member of the family or of some neighbor. For some reason they oT- tcn seem to feel that this is a' sign of inferiority and a reflection on the heredity or the motherly care Now, of course, this worry is quite unnecessary because perfectly normal children do not all develop control at the same age. In newborn infants the process of emptying the bladder is. automatic and is not at all controlled by the so-railed higher functions in the brain. Just as soon as the bladder becomes stretched, the nerves carry the message to the spinal cord and emptying of the bladder takes place, It is only slowly that the sensation of a full urinary bladder begins to be carried up to the brain itself nnd the child develops control of urination. Sometimes a child wets during the day or night at three or four years old, or even beyond. Only occasionally is this a sign of diabetes or some other true disease. Usually, it means cither rebellion on the part of the child or a feeling of insecurity. Sometimes such children have had the importance of keeping dry overemphasized to them and take childish delight in frustrating their parents. When this is the reason, Ihe parents ought to pay less attention to the whole thing and to show no signs of annoyance or ail} other emotion when such bed wetting—"enuresis" as it is called— occurs. This Is often enough to solve the problem. A healthy baby usually begin to establish bowel control between WASHINGTON --(NBA)— Chairman of the Senate's new Crime Investigating Committee, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, was never a prosecuting attorney nor a criminal lawyer. Arter getting his law degree at Yale in 1927, Kefauver started practicing in Chattanooga. But his firm handled mostly Ivll cases until le was elected lo Congress In 1038. cholarly, deliber- KDSON Ue nnd polite, Kefauver is anything nit the tough criminal lawyer of he mystery stories, which he docs- Vt even have lime to read. Senator Kefauver got Interested i non-fictiorial crime when preparing his bill to control interstate -ransmission of race track and gambling news. He. decided he didn't the trunk murder slayer. Senator know enough about the subject to back his bill Intelligently, so he started studying up. That's what led to his introducing the resolution to create the Senate crime Investigation. He now wants to probe every phase of criminal activity, including even dope smuggling. While Congress Is in recess, he'll take his committee on tour, to get at crime's grass root';. OI<1 Hanil al C'rinic-Busllnjt In contrast to Senator Kefauver':; lack of experience with criminal cases. Sen. Ernest W. McFarland or Arizona, chairman of tlie Interstate Commerce .subcommittee which conducted hearings on bills to curb transmission or gambling news, is an old hand at this business. He was a county attorney Tor six years, and after that a county judge for sis years, before being elected lo the Senate. Most celebrated criminal case he ever handled was the conviction of Winnie Ruth Judd. McFarland Insists lie hasn't been trying to rival or steal the thunder of the Keiunver investigation. The Mcarland subcommittee's examination or Costello, Erickson and others was purely in connection with the legislation it has now recommended to the'Senate for passage. Private Groups Investigate China Famine Negotiations on possible relief one and two years old. When the baby is nine or 10 months old II can be placed for short periods on the "potty." rtth nol Most idea quickly, especially if praise 1; given when the desired results occur. The "potty" shoulo oe used regularly nt the usually after same time the rtrst of day, morning meal. Neither the mother nor the baby should be worn out by keeping it up too long if success is not achieved. PRAISE MAY HELP AH normal children enjoy cleanliness and appreciate praise. Parents rceduig of Chinese famine victims shonl- not appe^ irriTaTed private missionary, charitable and educational organizations which still operate in Communist territory. U.S. Slate Department has had nothing official to do with the proposals to feed the starving Chinese millions, though approval has been given to talks on this subject with Communist officials. And the British diplomats, who are supposed lo represent U.S. interests in Corn-] munist China, have had no part in] See EDISON on Page 0 : as Ibis , make the bsby worse and delay bowel control. Once It has been established and the child is a little older, the responsibility ror the bowels should be carried by the child rather than the parent. Every mother wants her baby to develop bladder 'and bowel control as early as possible. There is not much use in starting too soon; also normal infants do not all develop control over their bodily ruuctions at the same age. Therefore, It is unnecessary to worry too much if IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA— Movies Without Popcorn: Jimmy Slewart is watcmng rrom the sidelines on the set of "Harvey" ns Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Victoria Home and Charles Drake talk about the injection that will nuke the big rabbit skidoo right out ol Elwood P. Dowd's life. The scene is the interior of Dr. Chinilcy's Rest and when director Henry Koster has finished his rehearsal I sneak over .0 the big desk where the patients ire registered. On the desk there s a small rile that is supposed to contain the case histories of Dr. Chnmley's menia! patients. Under the w index, .some wag las written: "Shelley Winters." next New Year's Eve. John and Estelita sit it a table as director John Aucr instructs 150 drew extras in how to register fright as a bunch of masked oan- dils swarm through the doors. The scene is rehearsed, but Auer has a bone to pick with the hold-up men. "Fire at the ceiling with your guns," he shouts, "not at the poor suckers ot the tables." Little details like this are important in picture-making. Aner has Just kept the film from turning out lo be "Slaughter Parade or 1051." XOT HIS SIZE Burl Lancaster, an actor who is usually in pursuit of big quarry, is down to small time stuff In "MUter 8EO" al Fox. This time Burt's blood- hounding little Edmund Gwenn, who counterfeits SI bills to buy his groceries and tobacco. A cnntlngrnl or Marines Is vis- It injr. Hie sci and they listen while Hurl tells Dorothy McGlilrc that the Secret Service is out to put the cnnnlerrcitcr behind bars. "Gosh," one of the Marines says, "just SI- bills. Chicken feed. Arc we supposed to get excited about that?" Looking atl little Gwenn, who plays the creator ot the phony bucks, and strapping Burl, you wonder why Hollywood doesn't assign Butch Jenkins to the CMC and .send Bnrt of! after flying saucers or .*nooping submarine. 1 ?. Jimmy Uuranlc, Donald O'Connor and .less Barker are working at Mir. same studio in "The .Milkman." About 20 milk trucks arc inrd up outside of n loading pLit- ~orm. Uirrclor Charles K:\rton is j PMttini,' Durnnlc. and O'Omnor | through their paces in rt srrno k'h calls for an inspection of O'Connor's milk (ruck. I leave reeling sorry Tor Ihe customers who are going to buy Donald's crated eggs. The hen [rnit I may look appetizing when the pic- i turr hits tlie screen, but no hen! would own up to laying what's in | Ihe carious. The esgs are light j bulbs! DOUIII.K'S TROUBLE Lou Costello and Bud Abbott, who have ended their Ions light with UI, are roaming around under an Arabian tent filled with .sheiks, veiled girls who all look like Yvonne dc Carlo, and burly wrestlers. "Abbott and CoHcllo in Ihe Foreign Legion" is the tug pinned on j Play Percentages this one. I.. ..' J While a professional seven-foot wrestler docs some lione-crushmg on Coslello's double, the real Cas- lelio .sits away from the camera and grontis into a microphone. In 1'jllywood the double lakrs the pumshnlcnl anil the star makes the suffering noises. Arter the scene Co-stcllo jmii|v.s out ol his chair.icigns moiUU injuries ar.d says, "That hurt me. fellows." should lay down the ace of dia- there seems to be a slight delay monds and continue with a low diamond. The opponents could take one diamond and three clubs, but South would easily win the rest. "South said this analysis was fine if you could see the cards and could therefore tell that each opponent, IS Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs C. F. Tucker had only four clubs. He said that' daughter, Lynette, went to"o.xforrl a -i-4 split in clubs was against the ! Aliss.. today to attend graduation odds. Therefore his line of play was j exercises at the University of Mis- better, t sissippi. Mis Ruth Eleanor Tucker Who is right?" is R "'ember of the graduating ilass. This is not the sort of riuestion I shc wil1 accompany them home. Mr- and Mrs. J. A. Leech will go to St. Charles, Mo., Wednesday to attend the commencement exercises | of Lindenwood college. Miss Peggy ! McKeel, who makes their home | with them, will receive her A. B. degree. She will acompany bliem home on June I0th and will stay for several weeks before going to Lake Lure. N. C., where she will be a councillor in a girls camp. '•*AQ74 0843 _.__ I »QJ1094- V$ 4632 If 95 • K873 * A 1084 N W t Dealer AKJ85 V J 1072 « 5 A 109 V A K Q 6 < > AG2 + K7S3 N-S vul. South \Ycst Xorth Fast < 1 V Pass 1 A 1 N.T. P iss 2 » Pass Pass 3N. T. Pass Pass Pass © JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hy OSWALD .IACOHV TVrittfn ofr XEA Service When Making Lead ''Please tell us the percentage play in this hand," asked a Cincinnati reader. "It has cau-ed quite a stir in our bridge club. "West opened Ihe; (our of clubs, East played the Jack, and South that shoutd be an.wered on a "hook"' basis. The mast important factor, which cannot be found in a mathematics text, is West's style as an opening leader.'It seems clear th' ] t West lias led from some clubs headed by the ace or by the ace-queen. Would West lead from a four-card suit of this type? If South believes that the clubs are 4-4, he should go after the diamonds at once. If his belief is correct, he is sure lo make 'he contract. If South believes that West has more than four clubs, he must try to win nine tricks on the run. Risky though U may be, he must try to win linesses in spades nnd diamonds. If it turns out that the) By SIGKID ARNE Al' Foreign Affairs Analyst (For DeWITT MacKKN'ZIK) Secretary of State Acheson Is trying to do iif Congress today about the same thing he achieved in London early this month, talking to* the foreign ministers or 12 Western*' European nations. tie talks twice with Congress today: once publicly, and once behind closed doors where the members can questions. Basically, his Job at home is about the same as it was abroad. He Is convinced that It is not enough to revive the fervor for democracy among the people of the free nations. He thinks those same people must be ready to win any military attack on (heir area, and iie is adocntlng a course to that end. Drjve For Hope Up lo now, since World War IT, Ihe drive lias been to give the people or Western Europe enougli hopo for their own individual futures so they would continue their belief in democratic government. A yei>r ago that expanded to include putting guns into tlieir hands, so they could defend their beliefs. A year ago the U.S. voter! $1,238,600,000 to slart the job of re-arming Western Europe. Now that program has been sharpened by Acheron's visit abioad. He wanted, and won a program that American military men liavqj£ worked out: a program under whichCj all north Atlantic armed forces would be mapped, built, designed, and paid for, as a single unit. Each nation would contribute its best. But no nation would try the wasteful effort of building a single de- iense unit. Program to Cost This means that the North Atlantic Pact nations — Denmark, Prance. Iceland, Italy. Belgium- Luxemburg, the Netherlands. Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Canada and the United States —must set aside the money to build armies, navies and air Heels. The program wil be expensive. For Europe the program come.* at a time when the war-damage Is slill not repaired, and Europe is still not selling enough abroad to pay Its way. For the U.S. it comes when the tremendous national debt is still climbing upward. In Europe Acheson batted nearly a hundred per cent on his plan. Today he will have to sell It to Congress, and sell It well, because, he must soon ask lor another 41 225,000,000 ror next year's American contribution to Europe'sarms. The rirst year of America's military aid to Europe is Just closing. About SI,000,000,000. worth of equipment Is ear-marked for .oversew'..! The program was slow - fq start*) Types of equipment had to be decided on. The U.S. Army had to decide what wax "surplus" here, and therefore could be moved to Europe. By March 1 the loaded ships began to move. It is still a secret exactly what is moving, Into what ports. "Vitality" Reported But partly because of this aid Acheson could report on his return from Europe that there is a. "new vitality" on the continent, and among European leaders. That new vitality is easy to understand, in the light of the worries that obsessed a good many of the people who have worked on the Marshall Plan. At times, it has seemed a hops- less race against time to rebuild Europe's industries, which might at any time he engulfed by Russian armies, and turned to Moscow's use. There is still that fear among some senators, who would prefer to use American dollars to build up a super American military force that could counter-attacs Russian troops from home bases. Acheson will, no doubt, be queried by such men today. There are also senators who will want to know just what Acheson promised the Europeans on aid af- See McKENZIE on Page 9 Unpopular Animal Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted nnimal 6 II is an unpopular r-Iadagascan 2 New York lake 3 An act 4 Symbol for selenium 5 Aphrodite's lover G Assign 7 is almosl extinct 8 Repulsive SExpunger 10 Cylindrical clubs actually are 4-4. South can I afford to lose one of his two fi- ncsccs. lead from a four-card suit against a We all know people who hate lo notrump contract. They're willing to lead from a really Ions suit. If won ivitli the king. South then fi- "icy don't have a really long suit, urs.-ed the miccn of spades with the i they'll try a three-card suit, or even _ .,, . •, • . • ,.... , , I took the king of spades and return- RcpHbllc is filming "Hit Parade^,, a clllb T])c ^ femlm tl;crcrarc of 9-,!' at Larry Potter, Supper : look tllrc ,. lub tl . icksand lllcir Club and the interior of Ihe iiii.cry j ,, piidc hcrorc So ,, lh co|lW gc . ^ larl _ ed towards hLs contract. Eventiully intention of finessing diamonds on j a doublcton. the way hack. we also all know people who al- plan did not work. East ways lead tlieir longest stilt. If it's •Tills has been turned Into gambling palace. John cv.noll, Marie McDonald nnd Rstelita Rodriguez are the'stars or the musical announced as "Hit Parade of IE)."0' until j-omcbudy asked wiiat WcM made his king of diamonds, which defeated the contract. 'Xorih claimed that declarer only four cards long, lhat's too bad; bvit they lead It anyway. The big question is such a hand Is: What kind of leader Is West? On a straight percentage bnsis, the two plays are almost equal. The odds are slightly In ravor of going arter the diamonds, But the sltua .. . ._ _ _ should have made his contract. He i lion Is rtally a guess, and I would- tlrt Smith, after \vinnlnp the n't dream of criticizing a player ' "'"" •-"•"'•"•"•.- ;"^"< ',.'..110 ih-t Stnilh, after winning Ihe n't dream of critici; would happen to bookings alter | first trick with the king of clubs, I who guessed wrong. 11 Resident physician of a hospital 13 Withdraw 14 Born 15 Facilitated 17 Gibbon 18 Immerse sprite Ifl Trite , 13 Unit ot 20 Compass point reluctance 21 Diminutive of 16 Without year Edward ' (ab.) 22 And (Latin) 24 Preliminary 23 Incursion plan 2G Gist 28 Accomplish 29 Correlative of eilher SODaybreak (comb, form) 31 Ambary 32 Cicalrix 31 Enthusiastic ardor 37 Symbol for indium 3S Toward 39 Race course- circuit 41 Jogs 4fi Inebriate 47 Greek letter 48 Networks 49 Candlcnnt tree 50 Sea nymph 52 Apparition S 4 Hike 55 Golf term VERTICAL 1 Camera altachment 25 Posfcrn 26 System of principles 12 Burmese wood 27 Verbal 32 Taciturn 33 Volcanic > orifice 35 World War II bomb 36 Marked with spots 40 Brazilian state: 41 Journey 42 Color '43 On lime (ab.) 44 It Is (contr.) 45 Undermines 46 Hindu garment 51 Type measure 53 Symbol for illinium 30 31

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