The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1949 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, November 23, 1949
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Boll National Advertising Representatives: W»llac« Winner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. Entered M «cond cluss matter at the post- office «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gresi, October t, 1917. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSORIPT1ON RATES: '. Bf order to the city of BlythevllJe or any tuburbarj town where carrtei service is maintained, 20c per week, 01 85o pei month By mall, within a radius ol 60 miles £400 per year, $2.00 for ai* months. Sl.OO for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone (10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Art tliou not fvom everhistinj?, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? \ve shall not die. o Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, o mighty God, thou hast established them for cor- rection.—Habahkuk 1:12. * * * In some time, his good lime, i shall arrive; He guides me and the bird In his goad lime. —Robert Browning. Barbs It does no good to talk about your cold," but" a lot If you keep It to yourself. * * . Scientists say mnsqulloes can find fond enough without having to bite human beings. Will somebody please tell It to the mosquitoes? * * * If all the early birds would stay on the Job we wouldn't have to worry when biting into a chestnut. • * * Renumber the good old days wlien .people nted to support the government—and not vice versa? • ' » » Our Idea of anyone marrying for money alone 1* that they're not'worth It! Blessings Should Inspire .Prayer of Thanksgiving Looking about -them, the people of the United Slates see that they have much to be thankful for. They live in a country that never in modern times has been trampled by a foreign foe. In the great wars they have fought, it was the lands of other peoples that suffered ruin. Though with the atom bomb, the guided missile and the long-range bomber this nation is no longer the safe island it once was, America is still a land that cannot be easily and quickly overrun by an invading horde. The shadow of a potential enemy does not loom large —ss it does in .Europe. Too, Americans live in a country whose leaders will.start no wars. We will fight to defend ourselves and our friends, but we will launch no "preventive" attacks on others. Even when our strength is an overwhelming force in the world, we will use it to preserve peace rather than to dominate or destroy. But of course neither our power, o ill- geographical position nor our will to peace can make u's really secure from war today. All we can say is that we have more to be grateful for in this uncertain time than do Frenchmen, or Britishers, or Russians or Chinese. The American people can also feel gratitude that their nation has the greatest material wealth of any on earth. The United States is not free of poverty and distress, but it has less of them than most countries and it does not view them complacently. Prosperity—a high standard of living—is no less a goal than peace. Americans may count themselves lucky on a third score. Freer than most from the threat of war and economic want, they likewise enjoy greater liberties in the political and spiritual fields. They may speak and write and worship and vote pretty much a s they wish. Not in many corners of the world are these privileges any longer untarnished. These liberties are not real for all the American people. But again, no responsible leaders and no good citizens take lightly the nation's shortcomings in creating a climate of freedom. The objective is liberty for all, so each may develop to his fullest stature and realize happiness. So long as people in this country can continue to count these blessings,'they will have cause to utter grateful prayer on Thanksgiving Day. Germany Seen as Keystone To Rebuilding of Europe The foreign ministers of and France and Secretary of State Dean Achcson have agreed that the Western German government should be admitted (o the fledgling Council of Europe. If this accord is translated into real- ity, It will mean a totally new departure in European politics. It will be the first time that France has consented to accept Germany—or any pai't thereof—as anything less than a potential enemy. The French will not arrive at this position easily. They will undoubtedly retain deep misgivings about the future intentions of Germany. Fear of their Eastern neighbor is bred in the French, But that fact will only emphasize the new spirit of co-operation exhibited by France. How much of this spirit stems from a fresh courage and how much from a greater fear of menacing Russia, no one can be stire. The Russian threat admittedly has been a prime welding force in Europe since early postwar days. There can be little question that the western powers would not be drawn as closely together as they are today had not that threat existed. It is certainly the view of the British, French and American leaders that bringing Western Germany more fully into their orbit will put Russia at a further disadvantage in Europe. Thus regarded, the action is the latest western move in the cold war. Planning the joint military defense of Western Germany probably will be one sequel to an incorporation of Europe. Yet the step would have to be considered as more than a maneuver within th c relatively narrow field of cold war strategy. Should it come to pass, it will amount to recognition that Germany is a key clement in any sound long- range plans for the restoration of Western Europe's economic and political health.. This acknowledgment is being made grudgingly, not alone by France but by Britain. At the moment, the French seem to be facing the fact more'honestly than the British. The French are showing a receptive attitude toward the idea of economic integration with Germany, but the British are lukewarm. Consequently progress on the economic side may be slow. But if advances can be made toward both the political and economic federation of Western Germany with France and Britain, then the likelihood of lasting recovery in -Europe will be immensely enhanced. Furthermore, Germany itself will be placed on a more solid footing than it now has. That a healthy, well-integrated Western Europe will be far better able to stand off the Russians is a prospect that none of the three leaders who met at Paris is likely to overlook. But the objective is one that recommends itself as desirable even were there no menace of communism. ;.Views of Others Honest Money The love of money, says the Scripture, Is the root of all evil. Not tiie money it.self. Money takes its nature from the people who handle It, or mishandle it. and the two categories of human beings include all of us. A slight case of mishandling has Just been reported in wliich a shipment of gold coins to Switzerland Included spurious ones. Trading In currencies offers many temptations, no doubt. But money docs not always bring out the worst in mankind. Consider the inhabitants of Yap, one of the Caroline Islands. Their money was "fei"—wheels of stone. These were brought to Yap from another Island -ion miles away. They ranged Irom a foot in diameter to 12 feet. Some ol the wheels obvious,!}- were too heavy to move, so it became customary lor a person to own his money without possessing it. If a bargain involved too big a wheel,' the money was left lying wherever it might be. So it came to plus that one of the richest lam- Ilies of Yap based its wealth on a stone tlmt was never even seen on the island. Some members of this family were bringing bach a huge wheel, so their story goes, from the island of Its origin, when the tall on which it was loaded upset nnd deposited the stone on the sen-bottom. No other islander thought of doubting their word. "The purchasing power of that stone remained, therefore, as valid BS -if it were leaning sgalnst the side of its owner's house," writes one of their historians. Despite the occasionally newsworthy abuses of money among more "civilized" peoples, the islanders of Yap expressed not only the Idyllic approach to money. Their behavior simplilicd the essential attitude of all peoples—which is that money is a device for increasing the conlidencc witii which men deal with men In a complex world. And. on the whole, this Is what Is does—winch Is ptovcd by the fact that when it doesn't, the momentary abcration makes international news. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Pause a Moment to Be Grateful to the Chef SO THEY SAY Perhaps we shall some nay give Christianity a tryout.— Federal Judge Harold Medina, * * * There is enough room In the CIO movement to differ about many subjects., plenty of room, plenty of room. But theic Is no room lor communism.—CIO President Philip Murray. New Navy Secretary Needs Additional Time To Demonstrate His Ability to Silence 'Rebels Bj Douglas Larsc: WASHINGTON-Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews has a little more than a month In which to batten down the hatches on'his deck In the Pentagon before the next storm can hit. There's not much more that the Navy rebels can do until the House Armed Forces Committee makes its report on the hearings. The committee won't meet until sometime -Uter the first of the year, when Congress reconvenes. How long it v.'ill take the committee to act after that is anybody's guess. Chnnccs are It will act quickly. But the longer it waits the more time Secretary .latthews will have to scatter and i ^ileuce the rebels. Of course he and secretary of Defense Johnson hope that the vorst is over and that there's clear ailing ahead. However, neither man is taking any chances. While hey have this breathing spell they J are doing all they can to prepare or what might come. Right now tiie committee's staff 1.5 Hlefing the 30M pages of testimony which were read into the record. That U being done so that members ron't have to wade through the whole transcript, much of which is epetitious criticism of the B-3G xmibcr, In order to prepare n report or take whatever action they decide upon. Hangs In Balance It Is agreed that what the committee recommends will be a major 1 factor in determining how comfortably Matthews will serve out the balance of his secretaryship. Matthews is committed to carrying out the decision of the joint chiefs of staff to reduce the size of tiie Navy. If the committee disagrees with tliis basic policy, or recommends that some proposed cuts be restored, the secretary will find himself trapped between Johnson and the rest of tile Navy. Johnson has made it clear that he isn't going to bacfc down on the plan to make the Navy smaller. It's up to Matthews in the unification law to carry this out. But if the- admiraKs and captains know that they hove the House Armed Services Committefi on their side there will be no holding them back. It'll just mean more 'outbursts, such as the one by Capl. John Crommelin, and more revolting. It'll be u situation no government executive could control. Perhaps with his eye still on the White Mouse, Johnson has very neatly dumped the mast unpleasant aspects of the problem in Matthews- lap, It was the President's decision, on Johnson's advice, to remove Admiral Denfeld as Chit of Naval Operation. 1 ;. Either one of them could have legally accepted the responsibility for this decision and thereby have lightened Matthews' load. Instead they ordered him to do It and let him decide how and when. Dciifelil Misled Matthews However, this particular chore Hero of African Desert Drive In World War II Wins Praise The DOCTOR SAYS lly Kiluln P. Jordiiii, jt. n. Written for NE,\ Service Fibroid tumors of the utenis are . c .o comiiioii in women during the middle years of life that they can be considered practically normal These tumors or the uterus or womb are made up of muscle and scar-like tissue which varies greatly in .size, that Is, some arc small and some quite large. •The symptoms which these tumors produce depend on their size and bloody supply and their location. Some of them never produce any symptoms and tend to shrink flt the lime of menopause, therefore, never needing any treatment at all. Others sometimes produce difficulties which require special attention. The most common symptom is excessive or pafntul bleeding. Discomfort or even severe pain in the lower part of tiie abdomen is another common sign of a fibroid tumor. They Grow Larger When fibroid tumors are discovered they should be watched carefully because there Is a tendency for them to grow gradually and for symptoms to develop. This depends pnrtly on Ihe age of the patient when the tumor is first noticed. Another general principle Is tiiat By DcWIX MacKenzle AP Foreign Affairs An:ilvs,( It's seven years ago, barring * few days, that America's distinguished British guest, Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery, gave me the toughest chase I ever experienced In rounding up a subject for an Interview—not that lie was trying to avoid me, but it just happened that way. This was in the Libyan Desert In December of '42. Just before the crucial battle or El Aghella between Monty's Eighth Army and the Germans under the famous Marshal Rommel. The British general .vas moving his headquarters for the great show-down, and he personally was hopping from piaco to place so fast that the British press unit to which I was attached never could catch up with him. _^ Finallv my colleagues gave me av)f armored car with a militajy driver and said: "Go find Monty yourself!" A couple of days later we finally ,-an to earth the man whom Supreme Allied Commander General of the Army Eisenhower h as described as "one of the great sol- oier.s o! ;he war. . . . A fi ?ure who will live always, not only in Briljth but in v.-orld history." Manly a Crusader The general was in his caravan— a little "headquarters" office-on- whects which could be got under way in a few moments. The first moment of an inter view with a stranger often is the .....j*,.^. ^.n.mj jjniLLiyit is Lna& "-' "*m a aLiHuger onen is the after the menopause, surgery is the I most important, for it Is in this best treatment for those fibroids which require any treatment. Surgery can either involve removing the tumor or tumors, or more commonly, the whole uterus with the has to be taken probably didn't bother Matthews too much. Denfeld had led him to believe that he would testify for the cau.=e of unification before the committee. Instead he threw his lot in with the rebels, to complete embarrassment of Matthews. If the committee finds that the Navy rebeis were completely in the wrong and supports the decision of the Joint chiefs, that the present strategic picture calls for a reduced Navy, Matthews lias a fighting chance to make good, most experts ' agree. It will be then perfectly clear to the admirals that they can do nothing but accept a lesser share of the country's military budget. So far the secretary hasn't had a. chance to prove his executive ability. First, he started out with the staggering job of learning what the Navy was all about. But before he ever got well into this task he was swamped by revolts around him. He hasn't had a chance to come anywhere near establishing a normal operating procedure. Almost none of the problems which he has found himself involved in were of his creation. Pentagon observers agree that he lias been the victim of a vicious situation. They 5ven agree that it's difficult to look >ack and say that lie might have changed this or that decision for the better. Even the admirals won't :ay that former Secretary John L. Sullivan, a stout Navy defender, could have done much better than .latthews. tumors attached out. Except for certain general rules, fibroid tumors of the uterus have to be considered on an individual basis. They may be large or small, they may produce symptoms or there may be none, treatment may not be necessary or there may be a question of choice between several methods. In addition no the severe symptoms which they can produce, fibroids can become cancerous and for these reasons should never be neglected. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of Die most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Can cataracts be prevented? ANSWER: Unfortunately, there is no known way of preventing cataracts as yet. Perhaps this will come but it is not here yet. • • —• •" *-T "t ims brief instant that the interviewer sizes up his subject. I find that in my notes of the Interview I recorded this first impression: "ThTe burns in his grey eyes the. unmistakable flame of the crusader If he were not a great general he would be in some other field of leadership and would involve 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Coffee was advertised in this issue for 30 cents per pound. The first of a series of pre-Chrlst- mas dances was given last evening at the Country Club. Harold Sudbury and his orchestra furnished the music with a number of special features, Included In the program. Dancing began at nine nnd at eleven o'clock. Hamburgers and coifee were served. Husbands of members of the Young Matrons Club were guests ot honor at a party given by Mrs. W. C. Hlgglnson last night at her home. In (lie bridge games Mrs. Dixie Crawford won a manicure set and Murray Smart, a shaving set for high score prizes. Mrs. J. B. Clune and son Carniel are in Memphis for the Christmas parade. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson I:A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NBA)— Behind he Screen: Clark Gable Is plotting a return :o the stage for the first time In 20 years. A big piny Is being written especially for him by two well- mown film writers who asked me lot to reveal their names. . . 'e.estc Holm will be Biug Crosby's co-star in his next n^ovlc, "'Fa- :nous.". . . . Bcttc Davis is not scll- ng her Lagunn Beach home, nsi reported elsewhere. As a matter of I act, she's adding another wing. J Deflation note: Dcanna Dnrbln ju.,t j went on a diet to lose 25 pounds.' It's her first step on the come-back 1 Now it's even gelling into movies: j In snenc of "In a Uinply i Place," which sUrs H. Bnpart as a movie writer and Gloria Grahino is a part-time actress. Bogle turns o Mori is Ankrum. who pliiys a liicctor. and says: "You know what you arc? — irou're .> popcorn Salesman." Ar.k,mi- ndmlts the accusation Is irue but »dus: "So are you." * • • Fotmtl. :il last, * inovlc mopnrt "ho is not a camliilalc for Ihr brat department. Eight-year-old Gigi Perre.-ui is :hc most normal little girl I've ever met In Hollywood. Her mother. Sle.inor Pcrrcau. of course, can tnkc j the bows. The child's success in "Kucha;.tmcnt" didn't go to mama's head. That's what usually happens to movie mothers when their kids win stardom. Mrs Perreau, instead kept her head nnd tt Is reflected In Gisi's unaffected personality. Sam Go'ld- wyn, I hear, has big plans for the child following release of "My Foolish Heart." ON A DIET. Saw Judy Garland on the Mrtro lot. She's on the Harper's !inz:iar diet nnd has lust five pound.-, so fai. She looks okay to mi- as ts Metro stars worried about llii"r weight usually %0 on a diet for which Ihe sluciio paid the Mayo Brothers {5000 in 1938. It features Civs tomatoes, cucumbers nnd red meal and per nits a couple of cocktails before dinner. Talked to Liz Taylor at Paramount and watched Montgomery Clift discuss the fit of his ward- lobc for 10 minutes. The guy may be sloppy off the screen, but bro- liier. on it, he's a wise one about his clothes. . . . Relative to Liz and Bill Puwley. Jr., who will not be fccnif, ciich nthcr again except on the friendship biisis: Think It ' is indicative of his intelligence ;l:A hers Ihiil they igreed that she has she sla-tJi tying herself to pots, a lot of things to see and do before pans, diapcr.1 and such. "Gel in the movies and n-in the gorgeous dames," they told Van Hcflin when he wns in drama at Oklahoma University, in "East Side. \V::,si side.' he romps off with Biirbara Slnmvyck. taking li or away Irom James Mason. But it's the first time he's won the girl In six pictures. He tojd me: "1 fici so g<;od nnom it I don't even vaic thai two of the preview cavils s,aid. 'Van Johnson is good as usual. '" A new (Irniiilway Importation, J.MUC5 Wlillmurc. I |, c . 1r , 5 | c .,| s "ll.iHK'crmnd" from a lot of famous n.itnrs. .tames pliiycil the servant in "Commniul Decision" i» N'fw York. He's a HtUc man wlio reminds you or Spencer 'r.iry Mill, a. tittle of rij]| i! cn ,5 iv liroKii in. I asked him abral .|nhl.uuT to Tr.icv He H. I. Grigsby, his assistant. We were discussing the problem of the edu- catio nof the American war orphan, a hobby of mine. After the luncheon I dropped into the card room at the club, and found games of bridge, canasta and VK104 » J802 + AKO Rubber—Born vul. South West North East 1N.T. Pass 2N.T Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening—$ 5 23 rrs,. "1 ic wen hearing it ever since I wns a kid in high school." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William T.. McKrnney Ami-riiM's Card Authority Written for XIIA Service I »;/»// Colonel Uses If is Head on Hand I recently attended a meeting at the Army and Navy Club in Washington with Dr. Karl j. McOralh UomfUiioncr of Education, and Dr. gin rummy all in progress. I picked up a problem or two for my canasta column, then pulled up a chair behind Col. E. B. Gray, who has been an ardent bridge fan lor years. Poor health limits the colonel's 'tournament activities, but he still enjoys rubber bridge at the club. j It is Interesting to watch a military man play bridge, because he is almost invariably a careful strategist. Many of us would make a mistake on today's hand, but not Colonel Gray. He won the opening lead of the five of diamonds in dummy with the king, then led a small heart, and Eosl jumped up with the ace. Would you follow with the four-siMt if you were declarer? I told 3-011 It U easy to make a mistake on this hand. The colonel thought for a while. Why had Kast jumper! up with the ace of hearts? He finally decided that it had been either a blank ace or the ace and Jack, and when I saw the colonel play the ten of hearts from his hand instead of the four, I knew he was on his toes. East returned another diinnond, which had to be won in dummy with Ihe ace. The colonel led a club back to his queen, cashed Ihe king of heart.";, and East's jack fell. N'ow the colonel had -the four of hearts to play to dummy, finesse the eight- Burglar Is Captured In Frustrating Chase WASHINGTON— Wj— A passerby spotted a man pounding away on the safe in a restaurant at 4 a.m. spot and cash the heart queen. If he had played the four of hearts under the ace. he could have cashed the king and ten, but he would have had no entry to get Into dummy to make the queen, needed ninth trick. the There would seem to be nothin» in subsequent developments to change that viewpoint. Associated with that thought is the fact that he Is intensely religious, and In a manner of speaking fought with the Bible In his hand. His own battle cry was: "Let God Arise, L=t His Enemies be Scattered." he toirt me o: messages he was receiving from all over the world anct sald4 "1 was particularly touched hy one letter from a Sunday School teacher !n Atlantic City. He wrota to say that the boys of his classes were praying that I might have sticngth in the coming battle." "And don't these messages help you?" I asked. "Don't they streng- • then your morale?" He nodded, and there was moisture in nls eyes. Emphasis Placed on Morale Speaking of morale, Monty's name was synonymous with success to his men In the desert. It was the rabbit's foot they carried Into battle. Morale was a fetish with the general, too. "Morale is ihe thing." he told me You can do anything with an army if its morale is high. . . . Morale depends on success. Give the troops success and their morale is high." At another point Montgomery said: . J "A battle Is a contest between two men—two commanders—to see which can outwit the other." He turned to a life-size head- and-shoulders photo of Rommel snd remarked: ' ' "Thai's Rommel. I captured that. He's a grand soldier but we shall beat him." . "You arc confident," I remarked^f "Your own morale is high." Montgomery looked me straight in the eye and nodded. That was the beginning of a series of frustrations for the burglar. When police arrived he scuttled for the rear exit—but couldn't find it. He climbed to a skylight and smashed' his way to the roof—but the dop to the ground wns too far. He crawled Into the bedroom of an adjoining apartment—but the occupant woke up and chased him downstairs. He crouched in a closet where the officers found him. Then came the final blow. When he stood up his pants fell down. They were weighted with S8.IO in small change sales tax collections stolen from the restaurant. Flatfish HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted flatfish 8 It is used for 12 Surface extent 13 Age 14 Sea eagle 15 Permit 16 Cries 18 Consume IS Toward 20 Intci feres 22 Goddess of the earth 23 Pen name ol Charles Lamb importance 25 Portent 21 Relented 27 Missile 28 Armed place 29 Ear (comb, /orm) 30 Tantalum (symbol) 31 Northeast (nb.) 32 Half an em 33 Equal 35 Require 33 Measure of land 39 Rim •10 Egyptian sun god 41 Gave 47 Right (ab.) 48 Anger 50 Ethical 51 Golf device 52 Greek porlico 54 Ventilate 55 Disorder 50 Chickens 57 Owns 53 Direction Answer to Previous Puzzle. VERTICAL 1 Seasoned 2 Interstice 3 Seine •1 District attorney (ab.) 5 Deceased 6 Dry 7 Sphere 8 Iron (symbol) 0 Mineral rock 24 Prcsser 10 Wild ass 20 Groaned 11 Pawl 33 Local church 16 Pronoun 34 Card game 17Compass polnt36Exit 20 Had 37 Hate 42 Mystic ejaculation • 43 Ark-builder 41 Operatic solo •15 Sailors (coll.) 46 Hebrew doity. 49 Eternity 51 Beverage 53 While 55 Myself

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free