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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 7, 1950
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FACE EIGHT (ARK.) COUTTOn NEWS TUJt BLYTHEV1LL1 COURIER NEWS THB COURIER HTWC CO. H W RAINES, PublUher • ARRY A HAINES, AKiJlUnl Publish* A, A. FREDRICK8ON, Ajsocittt Editor PAUL D HUMAN, AdYWlUinj •ol* Nitionii AdttrtWng R«prt«nUU»e§: WalUa Wilmcr Co., K*« York, Chicle DtVroll AtUnU, Uemphii. Altered u ««ond cl*u mttter it th« po»t- »t Blytherill*, Arkintu. under >ct el Con- W, October • ltI7 Uembtr of The A»socl»t«<) Pre • DESCRIPTION RATES: By e«rritr to the city ol BljihetUS* «i tnj nburbtn town vhert carrlei urvic* !• mtiu- tained, 20c per week, or 85c pel month Bj mail, within • radius of 50 miles 14.00 p«r ;«»r. 12.00 (or six mouths. U 00 (or three aionljii; kj Bitll outside SO milt tone, 110.00 per itu p»y«ble In «dvanr* Meditations The pride of Ihlne heari hath deceiver] (be*, ihon that dKellesI in the clefts of the rock, whost habitation it high; that »atth in hU heart, Vr'h« •hall hrjnff me down to the (round?—Obadbth 1:3. • * « Ol all the marvelous wo'-ks of the Deity, perhaps there is nothing that angels behold with such supreme astonishment as a proud man. —Col Ion. Barbs New York streams and lake? have been stocked v/ith a record 138,00,000 fish in the past year. Of course, there's a catch to it—for those who *re lucky. • * * A Parish, N. V., man, blind 23 jtir», laid on hit 100th birlhda.T. "] have no fault to find." What • re YOU kicking »b«utT • * * This is the season for clean-up weeks. With little kids, however, It's still clean-up day—ev- * ery day before dinner. • * * As soon u school In out the three R't wMI *iknd for rmh, rah, rah! • * • Lots of people's Incomes are what they can't live without or within. Red Youth Rally Illustrates Corruption of Young Minds The western powers rijfhtly insist their firm show of strength in Berlin turned the well-advertised Whitsuntide rally of German Communist youth into a propaganda fiasco. Being realistic, Moscow could never have believed that such an assembly of blue-shirtsd youngsters could successfully storm the Allied-held sectors of the city against determined opposition. ' Tlie Russians must have understood , from the start, too, that the West would hot sit idly by while Red youths over- I'an the German metropolis. Perhaps they thought for a time that * mass drive on the western areas •would put the Allies in the uncomfortable position—before Germany and the world—of shooting down German youth In the Berlin streets. It became apparent, however, that the United States, Britain and France intended to repel any junior "invasion" of their sectors by every means short of bloodshed. Not that blood might not have flowed had the move come off. But the prospect was that thousands upon thousands of youngsters would have been driven back by nothing more dra- maic thai) powerful streams of water from fire lioses. Undignified retreat before such "weapons" could not have been twisted easily into a Communist triumph, moral or otherwise. Since a propaganda advantage was the real Russian goal of this maneuver, what was left but to call off the push into West Berlin? Moscow, by restricting the rally to its portion of the city, saved itself from humiliation but not from defeat. This bout went lo the Allies It was won for the same reason that the Berlin blockade of 19-18-49 was overcome: the West confronted Russia with an iron resolve not to yield. Yet not one watching or hearing of the Whitsuntide youth carnival could avoid dismal parallels with the past. First there were the Kaiser's legions, then he Nazis' brownslmis. Now the marchers wear blue and have different songs and slogans. But in their dutiful tromp down Unter den Linden, in Die great placards and fluttering banners one senses the same dedicated subservience to a Leader and a Cause. Once again the world is witnessing the corruption of youth to the aims of dictators bent on global conquest. At Whitsuntide these Red youngsters of East Germany could only jeer at the guns of the western nations. They will grow to manhood in a warped frame of mind which will perhaps make them eaper lo challenge those guru with their own metal, Tlii Allies have triumphed in a prop- »gam!a skirmish. But the big bailie for the minds of troubled peoples everywhere—and especially the young minds —goes much harder. On the Shelf The Navy is pretty ingenious when it conies to devising exile for officers in disfavor. Command of a "mothball" sub-marine fleet in Florida waters is the Siberia meted out lo W. D. Brown, the skipper who took the battleship Missouri aground. Apparently this wraps Brown's promotion chances up in a cocoon, too. WEDNESDAY, JUNE T, 1980 Views of Others What Do They V/ant? Are the cuts In services by the United States Post Office Department necessary or not? Where dees the blame (or the situation lie? Most obvious, perhaps, are the tactics of Postmaster General Jesse M Donaldson. He is using ing an old administrators device to head off as much as he can of the $20.000,000 cut voted by the House—translating money economies Into service curtailments most likely to arouse quick public protests. This may be effective politics. But il raises the question whether, with the more clearly defined powers given him b> adoption ol part of the Hoover Coiaim'ssion recommendations last summer, he might not effect economies less inconvenient to the public. Yet U Is true that the cuts he is making were supported In advance or pven suggested by the House Appropriations Committee. And still more of the responsibility lies on the doorstep of Congresses, past and present and of groups who make their influence felt .n Washington. The Post Office Department now has a deficit of some »551,000,000. It has proposed an increase in rates which should cut this by $131,- ooo DOO. The House has accepted it. But even If the Senate follows suit it still would seem evident that Congress thinks of postal rates less • s a schedule of prices for a self-supporting business than as a means ol subsidizing transportation systems and the dissemination ol Information. Races paid carriers for handling the mails ire not set by the Post Office Department but by law or other agencies. A year ago the President sent bills to Congiess designer! to take the postal service completely out of politics and to revamp its antiquated fiscal system—matters placed by existing laws oeyond power of the Executive to change, congress has shown no enthusiasm. In the light ol all this, Senate committee bills «nd resolution! directing the pcslmaster gene- r»l to restore service as before don't make very rood sense, nor do they seem likely to even come to a vote. It is manifestly up to Mr. Don- ildson to do the best he can with what he gels. And we believe he can do some better by the public once the appropriations matter is decided. But the main thing is for Congress and the people to make up their mmcb what they want their Post Office Department to be. —CHRISTIAN- SCII3NCE MONITOR Days and Dollars The average American, former Senator and former Supreme Court Justice. James P. Byrnes • ays. Is now working about 47 days a year to pay his federal taxes. Most of the employees of the government have 26 full days of annual leave, the equivalent ol a little more than five weeks paid vacation. They have In addition 15 days of sick leave. There is direct connection between the 47 days the average worker puts in to pay his federal taxes and Uic 41 days most federal employees don't have to work. —ARKANSAS GAZE1TB So They Say You can assure the world of one thing, when I get out of this Job the one thing I am going to ran for is home.—ECA Administrator Paul G. Hoffman, mentioned as a possible presidential candidate. * * * As 1 look out into the future, 1 see better things for the individual than I've ever seen before.—Thomas J. Watson, chairman, international Business Machines Corp. * + » We must remember that if we fail there is no Marshall Plan for ns. should we fall, freedom will fall. It will be the cno of freedom not only for us but for all peoples.—James J. Byrnes, former secretary of State. . * • * * The minute any man successfully establishes himself in any business nowadays, he automatically becomes a potential jailbird.—Benjamin b'alrlcw. president, u s. stool. * • • America is enjoying the relaxation of Indian summer rather limn facing the adjustments that will have to be made nefore we can put Hie country to a sound, sustaining, high-level economy.—Dr. Edwin C. Noursc, former economic tdviser to President Truman. * » + There Is no choice in the world today for a pecple who seek ircedom All must be united against oppression.—U S. High Commissioner In Germany John Jay McCloy. » » + The hallmark of a dynamic economy is R labor shortage and not a labor surplus. In an expanding economy, there should be more jobs than people lo til ihcm.-scn Herbert tl. Lehm»n (.D) ol New York. Problem Child— Communists Losing Ground Over Europe By CLARKE BEACH AH Foreign Affairs Analyst (Kor DelVITT MacKKNZJE) The results or the Belgian and Japanese elcclions bore out. this (act: Communism has been losing ground in nearly all countries where free elections have been held since April, 1948. The Japanese Communists lost two of their three scats In the house of councillors. The Belgian The DOCTOR SAYS Swimming Is a pleasurable and healthy sport indulged in by millions. great Each many summer, hosvever, people drown while Peter Epson's Washington Column — 'Father of Year' Vetoes Pictures; Tydings Finds Room for Debut WASHINGTON (NBA)— Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas didn't seem to co-operate very well after being named "Father of the Year" by the National Father'S'Day give out Committee. He wouldn't any family pictures. He wouldn't give out, any recent pictures of his two youngsters, who were away at school. He wouldn't al- lov; himself to be photogr a 'p h e d with Mrs. Douglas at home, around the faml- EDSON ly fireside. He finally said he. and Mrs. Douglas would pose on the steps of the Supreme Court building, it would have made a nice, homey little background—a marble palace with dozens of steps half a block wide and six-story pillars. But Mrs. -Douglas vetoed that idea. So no new pictures were made at all. Always Kooni for You, Senator Sen. Millard Tydings of Maryland is planning a real blowout for his daughted's debut next December. He lists ller in the Congressional Directory as Eleanor Tydings, Jr. His wife's first name is Eleanor and she Is the daughter of Ambassador and Mrs. Joe Davies. Anyway, when Mrs. Tydings went to the Mayflower Hotel recently to make reservations for her daughter's coming out party, sne was amazed to find the place was booked solid for a year In advance with conventions. Few people realize it, but Washington Is rapidly becoming the number one convention town of the country. But when the hotel management heard about the Tyd- ing.s debut plans, it cancelled one of the conventions to make room. Air Force Boss In a Quandary Hottest question being asked about Tom Finletter, new secretary of the Air Force, is how he'll announce himself on the controversial 10-group Air Force problem. As swimming who would have been saved If they had been a little more careful. The first precaution which outdoor swimmers should take is not to go In unsiipervlscd places without great care. Haphazard swimming In lakes, oceans or rivers may hold unexpected dangers. The water may be deeper than.expected, there may be undertows, submerged rocks, stumps, weeds or sudden step-off spots. Sometimes the wKter is more shallow than anticipated and a dive will cause a broken neck or concussion. If the water is too cold a sudden crainp may develop and if no one is near, the swimmer can drown rapidly. The lone swimmer runs the greatest risk of all. No one should go In swimming away from either a supervised beach or the presence of some experienced swimmer who can come to the rescue if tilings go wrong. If trouble does develop t'.ie swimmer should avoid panic since this can only make the situation worse. Another point of importance is swimming after meals. The digestion of food in the stomach requires the presence of a large amount of blood in that- area. This blood is taken away from the muscles and other parts of the body so that at the height of digestion muscular cramps are particularly likely to develop because ol the chairman of the President's Air temporary poor circulation. Swim- Policy Commission, Finletter was ming ought not to be carried out Communists lost six of their u scats in the House of Representatives. In the Belgian elections In 1944 lhe;Cjfnmunists won 23 seats In Hie House. Two bad years followed while the non - Communist world watched communism grow thro; father of the 70-group plan. This was a main recommendation of the commission's, report, "Survival in the Air Age." immediately after n meal. Digestion is almost complete two hours after a meal and there Is I fair safety after nbout an hour. at least this long after eating. A good many persons have died while in swimming because they President Truman and Secretary ] One should stay out of the water Johnson later scaled down the 70- Sroup plan to the present 48- group plan, in order to cut the budget. _ ^ During this period, however, Air] were sensitive or allergic to cold. Force Secretary Stuart Symington | Apparently some people who were never backtracked on his requests i excessively sensitive to cold have for the bigger program. At times i died in the water from what was considered at the time to be drowning. Actually this is a sort of this caused Secetary Johnson plenty of embarrassment and it disrupted unification. As original espouser of the 70- group plan, Secretary Finletter is now on an obvious spot with the Air Force generals who are nat- rpactitm to the cold water rather than true drowning. Supervision Important In well-supervised places with healthy swimmers and the observ- urally all for the 70-group plan. If i ance of a few simple precautions. Finletter backs down and accepts I swimming is a highly desirable, and the 48-group plan, he'll have trou- J healthy outdoor sport and past- ble inside the Air Force. If he does- tilne - n't he may have trouble with the | The good swimmer is safer In Secretary Johnson, the water than the poor one unless President and , Best hunch now is tha,t he'll an- < he takes foolish chances. The really IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Joniison NKAStaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Myrna Loy and Gene Markey have a date in London to try to untangle their marital knots. Both want a reconciliation, . . . Nan Grey ha.i told her age.its to forget her film comeback plans. She'll stick to being Mrs. Frankie I,ainc after the wedding. . . , Pals of Paul and Daisy Lukas are glummer than ever over the impasse reached by the couple in their domestic squabbles. The divorce is just around the corner. . . . Tag of Marion Hargrove's last t>uok--hc wrote "Sec Here, Private Hargrove" —was "Something's Got to Give." Something did—his wife, Alison, Just sued him for a divorce. Ray Milliind is up to his "Lost Weekend" trick of hiding bottles. Only now, as an AA graduate, he's hiding them from Joan Fontaine, a Broadway stage actress turned alcoholic in "Mr. and Miss Anonymous." George Stevens, who is iiroduciixj- and directing, wants iL known, however, that the picture is not a clinical documentary. "It's a romance." he explains. 'Boy meets lush." Complicated by the fact that Ray has a wife. Teresa Wright. "fl's my most staggering role,'' iiuips Joan, who has Ihrcc bt£ diunk scenes. She admits the part is difficult. "It's not rollirily or tragedy —it's in between." Hay, as A reformer! Lost U'cckcmlcr, is fimc- tinnliiK as her technical adviser. "And donig a good job, too," says Joan. "He's given me two good pointers on comedy timing ami the drunk's philosophy that he's sober and everyone else is out of line. 1 In iheir first scene Ray finds Joan in a hotel room with a bottle. There was talk of hiding it chandelier a la "Lost We. kend," but the idea was discarded of the certain laugh. Hut there's certain lo he n laush when Joan asks Hay it he drinks too much and he replies [irmly: "I did." Sagebrush Saja The life story of cowboy Mngcr Bob Wills is up for tilmlng . . . Robert L Welch will soon tack Di- shlngle outside his Paramount office. . . . Frank Sinatra's quote's on his reported romance \vivh Avn Gardner are getting silly. The boy Just doesn't know when to keep to See, EDSON on Page 10 __~ --- ---- _ make his contract, and tiia- monds was the only suit m which those tricks % could be developed. At . good swimmer, however. Is aware O f ti Te r t s k 5 an( j is inclined to be careful. ing board and a newspaper. Dolores Del Rio and Mel Ferrer are huddling on her story, "The Perfect Women." She wants him to as well as direct. . . . Pret•y Owen O'Connor, wife of Donald, switched from n song and dance routine to a dramatic role on Tec- Vce's video show, "You Be the Jury." Good, too. . . . Colleen Townsend says she isn't sorry about quitting Hollywood movies for films like the Protestant Film Commission's feature, "Ajain Pioneers." She says: "I've discovered that people arc Just as Interested in religion as the movies." • • » Warners signed British actor Scoll Forbes, Ihcn assigned him Mic role of 3. western row-poke in "Rocky Mountain" And tlin Kng- llsh kick about Irene I>unnc as Queen Victoria. Dolores del Rio, who runs the other way when her swains start I a Ik in gabout red haciendas, is a Mexico City blaze with former Hollywooditc Lew Rllcy. Ann Richruds has slimmed down lo Venus meajwrcvnent.s again alter her stork date and is resuming her career after a year's absence from I lie screen, , . . Leon Errol's illness has RKO worried. There's talk of Billy Gilbert replacing him in U\o, two-reeler comedy serie.s. mouth shut. Promised and •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOHY Written ofr NKA Service George's Generosity Earns Him TOO Points "Some players arc always'taking (he joy out of life." s;jid Gener<ms Gcorjc. "As [or me. 1 like lo spread sunshine around. It somebody takes a finesse against me I root for him Instead ol for myself." "f wish you wouldllt root so hard." moaned South. "I'd have won the rubber if you had only South was perfectly right. George's "generosity" had cost his opponent three tricks. West opened the eight of spades, and South won with the Jack. Do- * A53 M 1 r\ 1*864 VQ984 * 86 4-QJ33 T * K J 107 5 2 N W E S Dealer A ¥ * * 10972 J 106 ACJ-4 1005 4KQJ ¥ AK53 • 93 + A K 6 2 South 1 4* 1 ¥ 3 N. T. N-S vul. West North Fast t f nss 1 * ass 2 » Pass Pass Puss Pass Pass 75 Years Ago Today . Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Do d son and son. Dob, spent yesterday In Senatobia. Miss. Misses Rose. June and Marie 3ombolaski, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bombolaski, Will Hatfield and Mrs. Mary Hatfield have gone to Louisville, Ky., to spend several days. Mrs. C. O. Hires left today for Metropolis and Broohport. III., and Parlucah, Ky., to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. p. E. cooley Icrt :oday for Knoxville, Tenn.. to at- .end the graduation exercises of Tennessee university, where their daughter, Marian will receive her diploma. hoped for: Gene Kelly's novel solo rtaucc In "Summer Stock." Hr, docs it to the accompaniment of a creak-1 two hearts, and vin .hrce spades, i clubs. He need- the second tnck, therefore. South led "he nine of diirnonds froni his hnmi nnd let it ride for n finesse. ft. was at this point Hint Generous George, holding lha East cards, suddenly felt sorry ; >r l.'is opponents. Since he held both the ace and the queen ol diamonds, tie knew that declarer's finesse was not going to work. Obviously, George could have won the first diamond trick with the queen. Instead he threw his low diamond, 'just to make declarer feel a little better. " When South's nine of diamonds held the trick, he led nnothei uia- moml, and this time George took his queen. This killed ricciarei chance of making Ills contract. Since he had no further diamonds in his own hand, he could establish dummy's suit only by entering the dummy with the ace of spades and leading a diamond. Floss ever, this would do South no goc-1 Once he had established the diamonds, he would never be able tc get back to dummy lo them. Since he was able co make only one diamond, South wound up with only eight tricks. As South entered 100 points on the enemy's side of the score pad. he reflected Ui'.terly that he would have made eleven tricks if Generous George had won the first diamond. If George had made that mistake, the play would have proceeded In a very straightforward manner. Declarer would win any return In his own hand. He would then his remaining diamond, ^'intituling the suit if necessary until East took his ace. Then dummy could be entered with the nee of spades to cash the rest of trie diamonds. South would therefore make four diamond tricks in addition to his se\en tricks in the other suit!. out Europe. They came clo winning control of France. And"In April, 1948, they seemed on the verge of sweeping political victory in rtnly as the elections approached. Hope Almost I.osi Some diplomatic; officials her« confess that they had almost lost hope that the Reds could be prevented from taking over Italy and Prance. What might have happened after that, they shudder to tlilnlt But the Italian electorate In that year gave a thumping victory to the anti-Communist Christian Democrats. The extent o! their victory exceeded all expectations. For Italy then had, and still maintains, the largest Communist Party In Europe outside the U.S.S.n. Iii Italy, elections have been held in 522 communes since 1948, and the Communists have lost 85 of those they previously controlled. Norway Was Lost III the elections in Norway last October the Communists lost all of their eleven seals In parliament. In Sweden the Communists won 18 seals in pai-jiament In 1044; then lost seven of them In the elections of 1948. Tn Denmark there have beeitffeo parliamentary elections since 1347, when the Reds won nine of the 152 seats. But in municipal elections In February of this year the Danish Communists got only 4 per cent of tbe total vote, compared to 7.7 per cent in I'nc, Dutch Reds Lose Irt the Netherlands, the Coninnm- ists- won to seats in Hie lower house in 1946. and the electorate cut this to eight seats In 19«. In Great Britain's recent elections the two Communist members of the house of Commons and live members who were generally regarded as Fellow Travellers all lost their seats In nearly all the Democratic countries, the Communists have been fnst losing control of labor unions they once dominated. The French Communist press has lost 1.500.000 circulation In the past year. The same trends prevail, also in the American Communist Party—a loss of party membership, a loss of circulation for the Daily Worker, and loss ol l^bor union control. Pact Given Credit Officials here give most of the credit for the weakening of communism in Europe to the recovery program and to the Atlantic Pact, which gave promise of new security against Soviet alteck. The trend against communism had started, however, in some countries gifn before the Marshall " Plan JSs launched. Hordes of Red followers were disillusioned when Soviet Russia revealed her aggressive and imperialistic aims after the war. The present loss of Communist political strength does not mean that the world Communist movement has become weak.'It simply Is not as strong in the Western nations as it was. and Its strength Is appreciably diminishing. It has given some officials the hope that, at least, the cold war will not continue indefinitely. Hoffman Is Ori.ltintslic Probably,, the most optimistic of them is Paul G. Hoffman, administrator of the Economic Cooperation. In several recent speeches he has predicted that, he will live to see the Stalin dictatorship pass into oblivion. The Communist, meanwhile, are laiiiichrng a counteroffensive. Their big grandstand piny now, according to well informed officials, is their "World Partisans of Peace Movement," for which they claim a membership of 800,000,000. With numerous world peace congresses and the circulation of petitions, they purport to be the champions of peace, as against the "war mongcrlng United States." Through this movement they hope to recapture a mass base of support. 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