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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 19, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT ' Br,rnrBvn..LB' (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW8 THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES. Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A, PREDniCKSON, Associate Edllor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Adrertlsine RepresenUtjTes: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta, Uemphls. Entered as second class matter at the port- office a) Blytheville, Arltintu. under act ol Con- «resj, October ». 1111 Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ol Blytheville or an; suburban IOWD where carrlei service U mala* uined. 20c per week, 01 85c pel month By mail, within a radius of 60 miles 14.00 pa jesr. J2.00 tor sli months. tl.OO for three months: bj mail outside 50 mile lone 110.00 per rear payable In advance Meditations For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and Hie Inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and (heir tongue is ifcccitful fn their mouth.— aileab 6:12. + * + Your tittle-tat tiers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged— the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.—PluuLus. Barbs An old golf club and a new husband make excellent rug boaters, » * * Handwriting \s a hey lu character, says a professor. Especially when found on that little piece of paj>er marked "insufficient fund!.." * * * CaU are not allowed to run on * private beach in Florida. There ain't no sandy clnws! ' * * * Anyway, If* heifer to ret Out of the wronr sldr of the bed than lu sleep *!I day, * + * Laugh and grow fat is line until you succeed. Then it isn't so funny. MacArthur Knows Medicine That Cools Off Red Fever At various times in his long career us a soldier, Gen. Douglas MacArthur has been the object of criticism. The general more than onc.e has been charged with being autocratic, with treading on basic human rights. This isn't the place to weigh the justice of these accusations. They may or may not be well-founded. But certainly it is that MacArthur is a man who knows how. to handle Communists. His methods seem remarkably suited 'to that annoying but necessary task. As allied commander in occupied Japan he ia currently engaged in giving the Communists there some pointed instruction in how not to behave. On Memorial Day Jap Reds sparked the first violence against American occupation troops since the war ended. Men were beaten, kicked and stoned. MacArthur promptly ordered a military .trial for eight Communists accused of these acts, and they were convicted. Beds in Japan called for a general strike in protest against the trial but -it flopped. Nevei-hcless it was apparent the Communists were bent on pursuing a more militant program of trouble- making than heretofore. The general did not view this as a time to walk softly. He ordered that all 24 members of the Communist Central committee in Japan be expelled from public office. Later he purged 17 key men on the party's newspaper, Red One of the 17 was a member of an eight-man group the Reds had picked up lo supplant the 2-1-membcr Central Committee. Thus MacArthur kept the Communists from regaining their balance. To the Japanese government acting under control of allied authority, he handed down an edict directing that it co-operate in executing his ban. His letter to Prime Minister Yo- slnda was blunt. J)e called the paper a mouthpiece for (lie most violent elements in the Communist Party adding that it was guilty of false and inflammatory appeals in its effort to provoke defiance of the constituted government. Measures so severe as MacArthur's could not be excused were the Communists a legitimate political party in a nalion we are trying lo teach the ways of democracy. But the Reds are essentially a branch of the Russian government— a weapon of Soviet foreign policy. As such, they are a destructive element on the hopeful Japanese scene Following the global Soviet pattern, they ni'd promoters of urn-cat and enemies of healthy economic revival. Risky as it may be in the explosive Fat- ttflsl, MacArUiur's way is a lan- guage (lint Red gangsters everywhere can understand. The methods of democracy they simply corrupt and distort to undermine democracy. They don't deserve its rights and privileges. They do deserve what iMncArthur- is giving them. Judge Harry You oflen hear thai the job of President of the United States is that of referee among the many conflicting interests that arise in our national life. President Truman seems to have that view of the job. In fact, he carries the thought down to the level of the most trivial controversy. The other day fie refereed a dispute between a cab driver and a sailor on a street in Columbia, Mo. If this notion is developed much further, we may expect next spring to see Mr. Truman abandoning the traditional throwing out of the first ball and instead donning the umpire's mask at the ball park. And there's no sign Ihe abuse he'd be subjected lo from partisan fans would bother him any more than has the criticism of his political foes. The plain fact is, the President likes being referee. Views of Others Trouble Seen for Cotton. Everybody knows llial our Marshall Vlan aid lo Europe has been a big help in exporting Southern cotton. Tills aid is due to end in 1052; and the U. S. Department of Agriculture foresees a crimp in our cotton exports unless this country buys more from Europe, so it can earn enough dollars with winch to buy our cotton. The department says Europe Is planning to buy as inucli cotton as possible from nations where It can use its own money—that is, in countries where Europe 1ms credits from sates of Its own expofL goods. This Is important to Arkansas. Cotton is still one of our main sources of employment and income, even though it is relatively less so than It was In earlier years, because our farmers art now diversifying more, and we've made large industrial gains. But the threat to cotton isn't new. Before the war. Europe was turning to cheaper foreign markets for cotton, and expanding its output of rayon and other man-mane fibers. As a result, .Southern cotton exports were shrinking; and a huge surplus was piling up under governmenl- Mipporled prices. Tariff treaties to aid exports were adopted then. They helped, but did not solve, the problem. Now the government wants to open our markets wider to foreign goods, with further tariff cuts. Some American manufacturers arc protesting, among them the cotton spinners. They recently said that reduced tariffs were already bringing in Imports which. Oiad cut deep into their sales; that imports nojv represent 52,000 American jobs', nre rising {aided by foreign currency devaluations) and will increase much more. So the tariff Is back in politics, and it presents two dangers: one, that indiscriminate importing will destroy a lot of American jobs (and the American worker is our farmers' best customer); and the other, that higher (raffs may shut out too many import, restrict our own exports, and wipe out American jobs in producing those' exports. The need Is to steer a prudent course between Ihe extremes. Meanwhile, cotton needs cheaper production casts, to put it on a stronger competitive basis with other fibers. It also needs a better method of government price supports, which will favor sales rather than surpluses. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Soy To admit Chinese Communists into the UN would be adding the finishing toticli to Soviet aggression in China... .After such an act, the peoples of the world will find (he chances of peace much less than now.—Dr. Tingfu p. Tsiang, Nationalist Chinese delegate to the UN. + * * The Dixiccrats are just Republicans with a southern accent.—Rep. Andrew j. Biemillcr ID), of Wisconsin. + * • Communist and other totalitarian states believe in running affairs from the top down. In Ihe United States...we arc proving how superior it is to carry on our government from the grass roots upward.—President Truman. * * * The world decs not stand still. It is up to us whether we go forward oj fall back, risking not only all Ihe progress we have made but tolal failure-Secretary of Slate Dean Achcson * * . There Is no simple formula Tor peace and justice In a world divided against itscir.—Sen. Herbert Lehman iL», N. y. Prcvenlivc war . . could only lead us and our friends into chaos and destruction.—Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman o[ u. s. Joint Chiefs ot Staff. fin only all-aid .. vc ..n Tibet) have been Isolated too long and may be unable to meet the Red challenge when it comes.-Gaylo Thcund- up, brother of Tibet's Lama. * t « We cannot stand and weep forlornly over the corpse of a dead policy—Navy Undersecretary Dan A. Kimball, on Communist conquest of china. It's Going to Be Tough Digging WONDAT, TUN1! 19, Peter Edson's Washington Columr Campaign by American Guard Paid Off in Indiana Primary Barefoot Pete of Main s Backwoods Still Amazes By DcWITT MacKKNZIE Al' Foreijn Affairs Analyst H Is mi amazing thing, but true, that, a few hours' drive by auto from the skyscrapers o( New York will bring one to endless forests where bear, moose, deer, wildcats and other animals abound and It's easy to get hopelessly lost unless you knot,' (he ways of the woods. I've Just hnd another experience Anderson, Ind.-(NEA)-Whcn the organizers of the Anderson American Guard decided to launch their good government movement .to clean up local political conditions, they ligin-cd that the cost of ed- cating the voters and arousing public interest would be about one dollar per head. .Jadison County >as a population of about 100.030. That meant a budget of $100,000 for a 15-month period — O c t ober, 1343 to December, 1950. This would car- KD.SOi 1 ry them through the May, 1950 primary and the November election. Actually, the Guard's executive director, young C. O. "Chuck Harbaugh, says It has operated something less than that. He estimates costs will be about $75,000. Most of this has gone for printing, newspaper advertising and radio time. The Guards staff, in addition to the ?12,000-a-year director includes a research director, an auditor, a publicity man, two secretaries and a messenger. Headquarters Is in the first floor of a big old frame house a few blocks off Main Street.' It has a neon sign to make clear its location and its open operations. The dues were put at (5 per family unit. The Guard now claims a membership ob about 40CO, in about 2500 family units. That means about $12,500 from memberships. The Guard decided it would take no money from corporations or business firms. But several ir.di- ^ viduals have contributed {1000 The DOCTOR SAYS Ky KIUVIN P. JORDAN, M. I). Written for NEA Service The fact that polio, or infantile paralysis, so often strikes without warning and in other ways seems to behave so mysteriously has made people much more afraid of it than they ought lo be. For example, last year more than 42,000 cases of polio were reported in the United States. Although the largest number ever to be recorded in a single year, this was only a very small part of the population. Furthermore, only a few victims died and only about half of those attacked had any permanent, paralysis even including those whose paralysis was slight. The polio last year was not evenly distributed in different parrs of the United State. The atlack rate varied from 86 for every 103.000 people In Idaho to only 5 for every 100,000 in South Carolina. This Is typical. One year polio may be bad in one area and the next year in an entirely different region. No one knows why this sTiould be and it Is one of the curious aspects of the disease. In fact, no one can predict when a bad year for polio is due or what areas may become most seriously involved. Also, some years the death rate is higher than others and in some years the numbers of those suffering permanent paralysis Is greater than in others. In comparison with many other diseases, polio Is not a "serious cause of death. Whooping cough ! ' and measles, which far too many people consider to be mild and unimportant diseases, cause more of this strange transformation having made my annual pilgrimage to the fishing grounds of Main* along the Canadian border. It's * wonderful adventure and one at which I never cease to marvel, for II you use your Imaginationate a magic carpet you can tran^hrfc yourself back to the pioneering dayi of our forefathers. This year 1 visited two log-cabin ) camps for fishing and hunting, and in hoUi of them "homcsteading" was going forward. For these campj not only serve as business enterprises but during most of the year they are (he homes of their proprietors. One of these was Jack Williams' "Pine Lodge" on Grand Lake, and the other was Pete Spencer's "Greenland Cove Camps" on neighboring Bast Grand Lake. Both these men have spent their lives in Maine's forests and on her lakes and streams. There's nothing they don't know about that great outdoors, Meet Pete I first met Pete years ago when lie was guide in a fishing camp on Moosehcad Lake. He used to entertain my young son and me by shooting pebbles out of the air' with a 22 calibre rifle as we threw them up. He never missed. Pete also is adept at throwing knives and hatchets at targets and gives exhibitions every winter at various sports shows. One stunt -s to lie on his back, hold a rifle l^rel between two toes of one footMile he pulls the trigger with the other foot and shoots flying disks out of the air. From this he gets the name of "Barefoot Pete." Pete and his wife Betty, who also is a dead shot ns well as a grand cook, started from scratch in hew- mg their camp out of the forest on the shore of the lake. Pete himself cut and peeled the logs which he is using to erect cabins with his own hands. It is pioneering of the American colonial type In many respects but Pete is a Jack-of-a)l-trades and' In been amazingly short time able to create a camp has and equlp it with both necessities and comforts. Jack Williams' "Pine Lodge" camp also is a new venture for him although he was run fishing and hunting camps elsewhere for years. He acquired his present camp as precinct. In the city the precincts took in 10 to 20 city blocks. The organization was never carried down to the block level, though that is planned for the November election. But there were neighbor- ent paralysis and in many cases this is not serious and recovery from it is almost complete. Until mid-summer or early fall it is often extremely difficult to tell whether that year's polio will be hood organizations, with one°Dem- scrious or not - Th e first, reported ocrat and one Republican in charge \ CPS ~ S generally come from south• rgi every unit, And for every precinct there were Democratic and Republican co-captains. In 11 of the rural precincts, there See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— A blonde "psychological consultant." is Hollywood's latest twist in movie- .mkmg. The ladys name Is Hannah Tobori and she's sitting right beside the camera while David Wayne plays a psychopathic child murderer in Seymour Nebcnzal's remake of "M." the 1931 Peter Lorre thriller. Hannah is putting authenticity into Wayne's portrayal of a "mental cripple." As she explains: "We're interested in the whys and wherefores of the character — all the things that make him behave the way he does. I've even gone lo the trouble of fictionWng a four-page case history of his life from oirth.' Hannah also went lo the Irnuhlc of removing an alluring photograph of a yrmnR lady and replacing it \i-illi ~ loy in the killer's ern sections. -As summer progresses, the disease appears more frequently in the north, and it Is often only then that the severity of the epidemic can be truly measured. la . ____ _ . .. ___ any event the watchword for anx- Inlercollegiate Tournament. Thls' ious parents should be reasonable year 151 colleges in 41 states competed In the early rounds of this | tournament. Students from 16 col- | caution without hysterical tear. mind," explained apartment. "This man's Hannah to an art doparlmetit fellow, "is on the level with a child's. He's not interested in women." All the art department fellow could reply. I hear, was n haltwhistled: "Well. I'll be darned." The Andrews Sisters are about to jump into television on all six feet. They've been rehearsing six big new routines and will break them In for video tin a tour of hotel supper clubs this fall. Bob Hope wanted em for his last TV show but the price wasn't right, LaVcrnc told "We've spent a long time getting our salary up and we're not goln:; lo knock It down even for television* Besides—and don't ask me to ex- nlaln it—we look better on television than we do on the screen." Audience Will Choose •Harvey" wound up at UI with two endings—one in which the otherwise Invisible rabbit makes his ippearancc In shadow. The sludln will pick the one audiences prefer. The Illness of June Haver will cost Fox $100.000 when (lie expense •sheet on "I'll Get By" Is totaled. Robert Young's wife Is at a Hollywood hospital for a health checkup . . . Don't keep counting until Evelyn Keycs and Sid Chaplin get married. Sid Is close lo Ills' former step-mama, P.iulctte Goddard, who's Evelyn's best friend. And Evelyn has no Intention of becom- rauletlc's step-daughter-in- law. Krrot Flviin's I'rincrss r.liika Is tiapplnp (he whip and Krrnl is do- it an "Isn't she wonderful?" whrn vcr lie gels a royal rninmnml. Par- ly-KOcrs who attended (he big Unl- lyn-noil soiree of Oussie Moran ami Vat til Clcco arc still .cogsle-eycil Terry Sbcehan, i dmna student. They've been hitting the night spots, making no secret of fast pulse rates. . . Fred Astaire is introducing pink shirts for he-men as a sartorial touch. . . . Tony Curtis will get a UI build-up after surprising his bosses with a big fan following on a personal appearance tour of FJT players. In San Francisco, his name went up above the stars of the troupe. * * * - Eihlie Bracken says his TV future is still a couple of years away. Meanwhile, he'll produce "Family Album," a video scries co-slarring Jimmy Conlnn, Jane Harwell, and Sonny Tufts. Snike Jones will dive Into his television preparations after his nine-ilay run here with his over Krrol's slave act. Corinne Griffith, who hasn't been seen on the screen since her British- made "Lily Christine." says she's ready for another movie try. Cor- Innc doesn't bother correcting people who term her a star of the silent era. But the Griffith voice boomed over sound tracks right along with Garbo's and Joan Crawford's. "I didn't do talkies for three years after sound came In because I thought they were so awful," she says. "I even sang In one picture. Not that I knew anything about singing. Everybody in those days got a mike shoved down his throat and what came out was called singing." She's also huddling with a major studio on movie rights to her book, "My Life With the Redskins" — an account of her adventures as co- owner of the Washington, D.C., professional football team. No Secret It's a May-December romance between Mack Sennett and blonde Musical T>epreriation Revue ai the I9.i0 National Home Show. Jimmy Durante, in "The Milkman," complains of a dream In which another guy stole his girl. "Weren't you nud?" asks Donald O'Connor. "No," says Jimmy, "I was '.he other guy. When I dream I play it .safe." East Pass Pass Pass ,, 75 Tears Ago • Today Members of the N.Y.P.g. of the First Church of the Nazarene gave I Mrs. Scott Alley, who was formerly J ( Miss -Katherinc Keith, a party j j Monday evening. Tile guests sur' prised Mrs. Alley at her home. Thsy showered her with an interesting assortment of gifts and later served sandwiches and iced tea. Mrs. Ollie Foster has gone to tx>s Angeles, Calif., to spend the summer. She was accompanied by her mother who relumed home after several weeks slay here. Mrs. M. O. Usrcy and daughter. Miss Mary Spain, left today for leges won their way to the Chicago finals, held in April. More than 1200 college students had a chance in the early rounds to show their skill with this hand. A very large number bid nnd played it correctly. At most tables, the opening lead was the queen So'ith took this of diamonds, it first trick he received a nice round zero. The correct play is to allow West to hold the first trick with the queen of diamonds. South wins the diamond continuation (no , Fayette, Miss., where Miss Usrey is to be maid of honor in the wedding of her cousin. Miss Jane Huttcn- iocher to Mr. Kenneth Tinnell. which is to be an interesting event of that section on Saturday. Educated Woodsman A smiling and Jolly Mrs. Williams, who presided over the household affairs of the camp, com] Williams family. She is spirit in this outfit of pioneers, «il of whom love life in. the open. I asked the elder.-Json,.John, who la a graduate bf.~"the "University ot Maine, what career he intended to follow anil he promptly replied that he wanted to be a guide for hunting and fishing. . "I love that more than anything else." he said fervently. . Ronnie, who is going to the University of Maine in-another year, plans to be a conservationist. Artd ' I'll bet these four pioneers always stick together. They are a close and ; affectionate corporation — one for all and all for one. So goes the story In Maine. These two "pioneering" families are by no means unique in that big state. And of course there are other parti of our country which boast similar areas where the city dweller can for a bit get back to the forest primeval and the lakes and streams with their leaping fish. This America of ours is in truth a wonderful land. The total public debt of the United States, according to Twentieth Century Fund estimates whicn include state, local and federal debts, rose from S60 for pvery person in 1D13 to $1,970 for every person 19-15. Old Landmark Answer to Previous Puizte HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted 4 Toward 5 Greek name shift landmark, the 6 Flexible tube Old 7 Bone 11 Word of honor BShoshoncan good) and enters chlb to take the •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACUBT Written ofr NEA Servic* firs* Trick /$ Tricky In College Tourney One of the most unusual bridge events of the year Is the annual would do any dummy with a trump finesse. West takes his king of spades and gets out salely by- returning a spade or club. Having lost a diamond and a spade, South must make sure to lose only one heart trick. After drawing three rounds of trumps, declarer runs all of the clubs, ending in dummy. He then leads- the jack of hearts and lets it ride (or a finesse. West can win with the queen of hearts, but Is then helpless. If he returns a heart, dummy will win a trick with the ten. if west returns his only remaining suit (diamonds), dummy can ruff while South discards his remaining low- heart. The reason South gets a zero for winning the first trick Is that this allows the opponents to up^ct the applecart. For example, suppose I South wins Ihe ace of diamonds at the first trick and goes to dummy with a club to take the trump finesse. West wins with the king of spades and puts his partner In with a diamond. East Is then able to lead a heart. This cooks declarer's goose. If South takes his ace of hearts he must eventually give up two tricks in that suit. If he plays low, West wins with the queen of hearts and return. 1 ; a spade or a clnb. Thereafter West waits patiently to take the setting trick with his king of hearts. 13 It is In 14 Encharistic wine vessel 15 Peruvian Indians 17 Termination 18 Sun god 19 Hebrew ascetics 21 Greek letter 22 Dash 24 Hebrew measure 26 Transmit 27 Fruit 28 Depart 29 Area measure 30 Comparative suffix 31 Chinese lown 32 Goes astray 34 Preposition 37 Subterfuge 38 Aquatic biid 39 Giant kin; of Bashan 10 Hide 46 Three-toed slolh -17 Dung bcetla 49 Tardier 50 Fuss 51 Bean alkaloid 53Shnde tree 55 Herb genus 56 Equals VKRTICAJ, 1 Forbears 2 Mexican dish Indian 9 Poem 10 Last 12 Abstract being 13 Prohibit 1G Engineering degree (ab.) 19 Signs 20 Mineral 23 Enrages 25 It now houses a museum H A tr P E S p r A O R O R I- O 3 T ia t) O N C t % b 1 R t A M 1 5 rj - ^ •-••<•, A ia b u Ll fv H o E L 3 S 1 '',•',• a s t: ,'v? EXICA AIRlfS DOC N U D •ff \J E A p 5 X p b h H (. 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