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PAGE ETGHT THE BLYTHEVII.LE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • < RAJIRY A. EAINES, Awtatant PublUher •- ' .A. A. FREDR1CKSOH, Editor PAOLO. HUMAN, Advertising tunigcr Sol* N«tlon«J Advertising Representative!: W»ll»c» Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atl»nt», Memphfj. Entered m» Mcond clut nutter »l tb« pott- office »t Blythevillc, Arkanias, under act of Con- tresi, October ». 1»1T. __ • Member ol The AuocUted Preu ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In Ihe city ol BlythevUle or »nj •uburbtn town where carrier service U main- Uined, lie per week. By mill, ulthln a radius ol SO miles 15.00 per j'eir, $2.5(1 (or sin months, tl 25 foi three months: by mail outside SO mile »ne, $12.50 per ye« piyible In advance. Meditations That-ye may be the children of jrour FafKer which is in^ heaven: for he makelh his sun to rise on the evil and. on Ihe good, and sendelh rain on Ihe just and on Ihe unjust,—Matthew 5:45. * * * A good man regards the root; lie fixes the root, and all else flows out of it. The root Is filial piety; the fruit brotherly love. —Confucius Barbs Siamese twin pigs were born near Seattle. Being so close, they ought not to get too porky with each other. * * * No self-made successful man ever left oul the }• working parts. * • • Love is one of those things that can make you fee! you're not 'being silly. ^ * * t Girls in a midwest school voted to ban smoking. It's more fun sneaking a puff. * * * Health hint: in dropping remarks be mighty careful whom they hit. Campaign Expenditure Law ; Fa i Is to Bri ng Out True Story The Ohio elections this year are a perfect example of the futility of trying to determine accurately how much money is spent in major political campaigns. The law puts a limit on the amount individual candidates may spend, but it doesn't mean much, since there isn't a limit on the sums campaign committees and other contributors may put out. In the important Senate contest, for instance, Senator Taft filed an expense record of $1529 and his Democratic opponent, Joseph T. Ferguson, one amounting to ?870. But if you add up the recorded expenditures of all the. special Taft committees, you get a figure close to $430,000. And that's only part of the story. The regular state Republican committee put out $435,000 during; the campaign. Here you run into trouble. It can't all be ascribed to helping elect Taft, since that committee is responsi- ' ble for promoting the whole state ticket. County candidates were handed money in addition. Yet the costliest single items in the Taft campaign were paid for by the state committee--all the radio and television programs and the 600 billboards used for the senator. So what proportion of .the 5435,000 should be applied to Taft's expenditures V It's almost impossible to tell. There's still another item. The state committee allotted an extra 5107,800 to the campaign of the GOP's various congressional candidates. But in most places their promotion was woven in rather closely with Taft's. Their names often appeared on the same billboards, they showed up on the same platforms, were mentioned in the same radio programs, and they plugged Taft in their speeches. How do you measure what share of the 5107,800 should properly be chalked up to Taft? Again, who can tell? If you added all these figures together, you'd come up with around 5975, 000. But the total obviously wouldn't be a sound indication of Taft expenses. In the 1950 Ohio case, the problem is even greater. Tens of thousands of volunteers lent a hand at various stages of the campaign. Uncounted hours of free manpower, free gasoline, free telephone calls and assorted other things were tossed into the balance on the Taft side. They can't be priced. '.; On the Democratic side, the difficul- , ties are no less. A day or so after the : final date for filing of expenses, the •i most you could ascribe to the Ferguson ;: campaign was around $120,000. This iin- ;iv fortunately included funds spent by the ' ^ Democratic state committee for other < ; , candidates. :jsv The Ohio C10-PAC spent 7-1,470, ac•• cording to the expense account filed by :•> Jacob dayman, the secretary-treasurer. Of this, h« said, |«,204 cam* from "innumerable small contribution* from thousand* of persons." Th« bulk of tht remainder was furnished by the national CIO-PAC. Some other important labor outlays / were still being prepared for filing, but it seemed clear the ultimate total would not be too revealing. There wag little likelihood, for example, that it would cover the cost of bringing in a long list of out-of-state speakers from the administration and the top labor command to speak against Taft. Furthermore, the national labor headquarters in Washington performed the basic research that supplied Ohio campaigners with their anti-Taft propaganda. How much did it cost to assemble and distribute the ClO's 200-odd page speaker's handbook which contained most of this material? All of this suggests that as the law is now written and as campaigns are now conducted, very little can be done to ascertain fully what any candidate has spent. Perhaps only a congressional investigation could determine, but such inquiries are too costly to be made the rule. If limits on campaign expenses are desirable, they ought to be extended to cover all contributors. Otherwise it would be better to forget the whole thing. Certainly it's perfectly silly to make wild charges and counter-charges about any man's outlays when there's not a hope in the world of proving or disproving them. _BLY'1'HEV1LLB (ARKJ COURIER NEWS Views of Others A Discerning Comment On McCarthy Politics An acutely thoughtful comment on the political hue and cry against Secretary of State Acheson Is made by an eminent citizen, educator and philosopher, John Dewey. In a letter to the New York 'limes Dr. Dewey says: "The pitch to which the clamor was raised, together with the lact that many observers think It brought about the turning point In the campaign, is In substance a victory for the Communist cause that the rulers of the U. S. S. B. could not have obtained by any activity on their own part. . . . Communist activities were treated as if they were of almost supreme importance In the domestic politics of this country instead of as a matter lor vigilance on the part of citizens wid particularly for continued attention on the part of the FBI." Dr. Dewey In no way minimizes the evil and dangerous intent of Communists In America and In other lands. But he wisely objects to giving them au importance so vastly out of proportion to their inroads or influence on our national security. Senator McCarthy and his associates In the ranting school of politics sought to convey the Impression that CommunfShYwas undermining our State Department and was well on the way to overthrowing our government. Such tactics, fir from hindering the Communists or hampering the Kremlin, serve to encourage them; and the effect on popular opinion In Europe and Asia is certainly not to our advantage. Dr. Dewey concludes that if those who control Republican Party policies are content with having won an election and do not prolong the fantastic Issues they put forward in the campaign, "it is probably still possible to prevent our free gift to the Communist cause from doing the harm H promised to do." But if politics of the McCarthy stripe should continue unchecked, we would be in for a bad lime both on the home front and Jn foreign relations. For in that event reason and realism would have surrendered to demagogy. —ATLANTA JOURNAL So They Soy We know that Russia, spends 10 per cent of her national income on education where we spend but 2 per cent.—Ohio educator Walter S. Gcckltr. * * • In the 16ng haul, the fight against communism will not be won unless the free peoples O f the world show clearly and conclusively that it Is they, and not the Communists, who have the courage and skill to really do something about poverty and Injustice.—Presidential assistant John Steclman. * * • I always get seasick, but I will not take any those preventatlves 1 think a general clean- out every once In a while is a good thing lor system.—Fleet Admiral Chester Nlmitz. * * • Many good America;^ are not ready to make real personal sacrifices to serve in the war against inflation. Each ol us may have lo choose between peace and stability on one hand, or » new car, a new television set or a hew home on the other.—Economic Stabilization director Alan Valentine. * •' * We can talk to these people (ol Asia) about the communistic threat to their freedom until our longucs and throats are parched, but their poverty and hopelessness keep our words from mean- Ing much lo them. Their answer Is likely to be: "so what?"—Undersecretary of Agriculture Clarence J. McCormick. v * . * The only thing we worry about Is bad luck— and 1 never have bad luck.—President Trum»n, shortly after an attempt was made upon hi* lile. Who Takes Over From Here T Pefer fdson's Washington Column — Rotation of UN Chairmanship Brings about an Ironical Twist '• •' THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1950 ••""'"- — • ---.— • . . _^ Another Globe Conflict Not Necessarily in Store DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Some ailments are more annoying than dangerous. Cold sores, or herpes simplex, Is certainly one of these ailments. A young lady I know gets them every time she catches a cold, loses a lot of sleep, or stays out In the strong sunlight too long. Strangely enough they like to pop up Just before an important date, too. Most of us have had cold sores at one time or another but. they usually go away without much difficulty. Usually they appear on the lips or around the nostrils. Such a conspicuous location is most un- plciu'nnt if they keep corning back, as they sometimes do. Cold sores are caused by a virus. Curiously enough this virus dues not build up much of a resistance in the host so that If one has once had a cold sore another is even more likely to develop in the same spot. The likely explanation is that the By DeWITT MacKKNZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst This fresh Chinese aggression In Korea could lead to a major war Involving China, but it tsri't necessarily the forerujincr of another world conflict. Undoubtedly china Is acting with the blessings and advice of Moscow. However, Russia lias been keeping carefully in (he background ever since the Kosean upheaval began. • Russian-built warplancs and othe?*, military equipment have been ap- •' pearlng on the battlefields, but the Muscovites themselves have been standing aside. The Indications have been that Russia desired to avoid another global upheaval at this juncture. And there is no sign that the latest development means any change in her altitude. It could well be that Moscow would be happy to see the Western Powers, and especially the United States, become involved In a war with China while Russia sat on the sideline. Terrific Strain Such a conflict would place a terrific strain on American economy and military strength and thus make the U.S.A. more vulner- | able if and when the world war r but can co:ne to life when the lo- came. So far as China is conccrend, Ml resistance is lowered by some llcr m!1 | lons of ri n(m men ; WASHINGTON — (NEA)— One chuckle in the current United Nations debate over Chinese Communist aggression In Korea is that Nationalist China's Dr. T. F. Tsinng will be presiding over the UN Security Council in December. Presidency of this 11-nation upper chamber of the UN organization rotates monthly. It is a Peter Eciion masterful touch f irony that the turn of Chiang {ai-shek's representative should ome just when Red China's dele- ation is in Lake Success to make harges of American aggression In 'ormosa and Korea. This situation presents some nice roblems for both Chinese factions nd for the Russians. Since Dr. 'siang's government doesn't recog- ize the Commies, can he rule ar- itrarily to curb their testimony? ^nd since the Commies and the ?ooshians don't recognize even the xistence of the Nationalist gov- rnment on Formosa, will the Red elegates take a walk and refuse lo estify while Dr. Tslang is in the hair? This whole business of the Chi- .ese Commies' interference In the Corcan situation is snarled in sim- complicatious and uncertain- ies. What the Red China delegates vill do at Lake Success and how hey will behave Is a matter of con- ecture. For the U.S. delegation this pre- ents a problem of being prepared meet any situation. Ambassa- Warren Austin's staff in New York and the State Department tatt in Washington have been xainming and boning up so as lo be ready for any development. Ifs, Ands and Buls Heads of the Red delegation are General Wu and Mr.' Chlao. Also, there's a Madame Kung, who used to work for the UN Secretariat. These are names that American newspaper readers, radio and television audiences are probably going lo set better acquainted with—and probably fed up with—in the next few weeks. I/ this delegation fs prepared only to talk its nonsense about American imperialist aggression in Formosa, the situation will be handled one way. If the delegation fs prepared to listen to what the United states and Its allies have to say about trie Korean mess, another course of action may be taken. If the delegation has the authority to dicker for the power from those dams on the Yalu River border between Korea and Manchuria, that's something else again. Jf the delegation Is empowered lo negotiate for an armistice and peaceful settlement of the Korean war, still possible. In short. Just what Hie Reds are up to and after is going to emerge from the debate at Lake Success. Judging by pa:,t performance, all they want is for the United States and the United Nations to get out of Korea and get out of the Orient They will use the United Nations as a sounding' board for their pro- a fourth procedure Is paganda. They be empowered to negotiate on nothing. They will go back where they came from without accomplishing anything. If this is the net result. American public opinion is likely to get pretty disgusted with the whole affair. There will be a lot of impatient exporting and advice to tell those guys off. to throw the book at them and then maybe follow up the book with the bomb. There is already considerable opinion that it doesn't pay to try arguing with a ommlc— that the only language he understands Is force. Allowing the Chinese Commies to speak their piece will be considered as appeasing them. And appeasement never does any good. Talk Isn't Always Cheap But when yon stop to consider that what's at stake is the start of World War III. the -question takes on a slightly different aspect. Anything that will prevent, stop or delay World War III is worth considering. The main reason for letting the other infection, fatigue or too much sunshine. An ordinary blister-like cold sore is not much ol a problem to treat. It will go away by itself after a while, but applications of camphor. Ice or calaminc lotion relieve Ihe discomfort somewhat and speed the cure. The real difficulty comes in knowing what to do for someone who keeps getting one attack after another. A little "are. in avoiding cold winds, los much sun, and over- fatigue helps. Protecting the lips or nostrils by applying some'protec- tive cream is also not a bad idea. X-Ray Helps Some Cases In particularly annoying cases, -ray treatments have to be considered. These will make most stubborn cold sore go away. Also it fs less likely that another will come later in the same place. Another treatment that sometimes helps is to use smallpox'vac- cination. Smallpox is another disease caused by virusesC though much more serious, of course) and perhaps there is some relationship between the viruses of the two diseases not yet understood. In any case, this can be tried If necessary. Chinese Reds come to Lake Success to present their ridiculous charges has been to provide some opportunity to gel at their representatives. If ever there was an isolationist government, this is it. There : are no diplomats of the western powers In Peking through which the Red Chinese can be approached AH they know- is what the Russians tell them. This is the first opportunity to talk some sense to them. It may be a futile effort. Maybe World War III has already started Maybe the Russians and Chinese are just stalling for time till they can get in position to deliver a Sunday punch. H that Is so. further monkeying around by the diplomats may be useless. But it might also be pointed out that the United States and its allies may not be quite ready for World War III. either. Maybe the American generals and admirals could use a^little stalling by American diplomats to provide more time for getting ready to return that Sunday punch on Monday mornlnp with Interest. As Lieut.-Ocn. Walter Bcrtell Smith once said. "Keep 'em talking. It's when the diplomats stop talking that soldiers begin to worry." 75 Years Ago T*odoy Suit has ben filed In Crittenden County Chancery Court on behalf of 80 Blythcville taxpayers attack' ing .the purported 1935 tax . assess ments against town property by the expendible. Right here we stall do well to note that when General MacArthur made his grave announcement that "We lace an entirely new war" because of the Chinese invasion of Korea, "we" didn't refer exclusively to the United States. The general was talking about United Nations members other than those of the Communist Bloc. The Korean Intervention is n United Nations affair—and let's'not forget that item. America is one of this partnership. True, becaUijfc of her greater resources she is caYJ ryliig the major Had. But'this war isn't exclusively her affair. If this development means thfi raising of new forces to meet the Tied onslaught, they still should be supplied by the United Nations on the basis of "one for all and all for one". The United States shouldn't be expected to carry the sack alone. We advocate bigger and better token forces. Disparaging Remark And while we are in a critical mcod, there Is one other thing I might mention. I heard a disparaging remark yesterday by a foreigner about American conduct of the United Nations campaign in Korea. The critic is the citizen of oni of the major powers. The answer to him is .that',the people of America would be mighty glad to see his country turn tc and contribute something worth 'while to the u.N. effort in Korea. But to get back to MacArth'ur: What is his next move? lie has told, us bluntly tiiat "this situation,''re- (N HOLLYWOOD By EMHINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD— NEA —Three •omen in Erol Flynn's life sat down ogcther and told me about the honest-to gosh, unalloyed Errol. No. don't mean Patrice Wymore, Princess Ghika and Lili Dnuiita. I'm talking- ahout—surprise—tile Andrews Sisters! The Zippy, prancing, chanting asses with the boogie beat have jcen doing a close-harmony act with Errol ever since Nora Eliding, ton Flynn packed her suitcase and "ound that she could't go home to mother because mother had gone home with Errol. "Errol's just fabulous," Patty told m«. "He's just a, little ,bov," gasped Marine. 1 think," pouted Lavcrnc, "lhat Krrot's misconstrued.' Anybody with feverish visions of Laverne melting in Errol's arms, Pally coyly footsie with him to mile away from the chalk mark on the sound stage floor. They're super-pals and that's all. Patty, blinking in the glare of sister Laverne's diamonds, explained it: "He's like one of Ihe fcllnits. We don't use any womanly wiles around him. "That's right, we haven't treated him like a glamor boy," Laverne added. "We haven't batted our eyes »t htm at all." Maxlne looked at her sisters and groaned: "Hey, let's Hot give the Impression that we're sexless," "Oh, no," said Patty. "Pul-kase." said Maxine. Lavcrne Was first For the benefit of any future eyes and got the Damon and Pythias Errol's doctor, message. "My doctor—he's player was equally bullish about hts chances for game, but he didn't insist on playing the hand at hearts. His first two bids were one heart and three hearts, but then he tried four diamonds. This bidding showed a very strong prelerencc for hearts. 'sr^^^'^'j™*^*^^^ , ami Maxine met him after lhat. We've been frif-nils ever since." screenplay writers who be whipping up "The Life and Times of Errol Flynn" for next century's Cornel Wilde, it was Laverne Andrews who first looked Into Errol's Patli: "more laughs." Larcrne: "He gets his wit from his father, Professor Flynn." Maxine: "Professor Flynn fs a scream." Patti: "Errol loves everybody." I.averne: "He likes pirls to be natural and not wear make-up." Maxine: "We haven't met Patrice Wymore yet, but we knew Princess Ghika and she never wore makeup." Once, the Andrews sisters said, See HOLLYWOOD on Page 15 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BV OSWALD .1ACODV Wrlllcn tor NEA Servic« Team o' Four ' Match Tests Skill There's nothing like a team of four match to show up errors in bidding and play, when the same hand Is played more than once, under conditions that come close to rubber bridge, the differences in results will usually reflect differences in skill. Today's hand revealed a glaring bidding eddod In one room. South didn't really have n chance for his contract In the first room. He was bound to' lose two Irump tricks <as long as Ihe suit broke unfavorably), a club, and a dla- about the selection of a trump suit. As ft happened, of course, North could support the diamonds 'and had no support at all for hearts. With some reluctance, North went lo game in diamonds. He later admitted that he had almost passed at four diamonds and would have done so if he had been absolutely NORTH * A J 1074 10 • Q754 4 1093 board of assessors of the St. Francis P i, gnant as lt niav be ^ Levee District a s fraudulant, void n , !!jch „ £ h £* and unconstitutional. The best record for payment of state and county taxes In the past nine years was made this year by Mississippi County taxpayers, a report from Sheriff Clarence Wilson reveals. Misses Sara and Virginia Nunn, Adele La'ngston and Dorothy Scholfield. have gone to Oxford, Miss., for the weekend. another trump. South won the second trump in his own hand, cashed the ace of hearts, and ruffed a low heart in dummy. He returned to his hand with the ace of clubs to ruff another heart with dummy's queen to diamonds. It was then simple to cash the ace of spades, ruff a spade and draw the last trump. The hearts were all good, and South merely gave up a club at the very end. The difference between making five diamonds and going down at four hearts was 700 points. This really meant that one South 'player's bidding was 700 points better than the others. . within the councils of the United*' Nations and the chancelleries of the world." This is interpreted to mean that if political pressura won't stop (lie Chinese, then the U.N. forces should be authorized to bomb Red Manchuria where an estimated 300.MO more Chinese troops are* held in reserve, ready to be poured over the frontier Into Korea. Undoubtedly the U.N. inclination will be to try political pressure first. But if the Chinese aren't open to reason, then one would expect a strong sentiment In the U.N. for a resort to bombing. This is especially true since other hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops are said .to be on their way to Manchuria from China.' The employment of bombs — If the pressure of reason won't work —might avert a major Chinese war. The German port of Bremen wa« founded in the eighth century. Asia's population average 77 persons per square mile. Truck Type HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted vehicle 10 Reilerate 12 Eagles' nests 14 Individual 15 Dangles 17 Scottish lake IB Size of shot 3 Compass point 4 Type of cabbage 5 Soft mineral 6 Pause 7 Chaldean city 8 Spanish commander 9 Retain 10 Decay WEST 40832 T J974 • A9 + 872 EAST *KQi VQ3 » 632 SOUTH (I>) Soot* 1 V 3V V AK 10853 * KJ 108 + A6 N-S vul. West North Pats 1 * Pass 3 * Paw Past Opening lead—A 8 PM PlM mond. In the other room the South sure that South didn't consider the bid forcing the game. Was Souins Din ot four diamonds absolutely forcing? Nobody really knows. Some experts will tell you that such a bid is only 90 per cent forcing, but somehow or other every expert manages to find another bid In such situations. In this case North managed to find a raise lo five diamonds. West, In the second room, opened the »ce o! diamonds and then led 22 French article 23 Symbol for erbium 25 It is used to liquids 27 Measure of paper 30 Gaelic 31 Toiletry case 32 Cosmic order 33 Convent workers 3 4 Poems 35 Crafts 38 French Island 37 Debit note (ab.) 38 Solicitor general (ab.) 40 Divest 46 Symbol for trldlum 43 Malt beverage 50 Slicking aubs lance 51 Consumed 52 Talking bird 54 Musical studies 50 Scoria 57 Larissan mountain VERTICAL 1 Canvss ihelUr ZMUnlc 28 Female for wool relative 13 Observe 29 Young woman 16 Musical nole 38 Plant juice 19 Freed 39 Pleased 20 Evening song 41 Epic poetry 22 Gloss 42 Touches 24 Revert lightly 25 Demigod 43 Rupees (ab.) 26 Dry 44 Follower 45 Interdiction 46 Genus of shrubs 47 Legal point 49 Stray 51 Paid notices in newspaper! 53 International language 55 Pronoun

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