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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 29, 1950
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*AGE EIGHT BLYTIJEVTLLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS •: fin BLTTHEVILLE COURIE1 NEWS . TO OOCTRIEH HEWS CO. H. W. HAINXS, Publisher •AUY A. XAIN1ES, AMixUnt Publisher ;:'• A. A.' PRZ33BICK8ON, AnocUtc rditor I PAUL D. HUMAN. AdnrUiinc Muacer .V ',. Bak NittoBtl AdmtUnc ..»,„,.».,_.,.—. '• walUct Witmer Co, New Tork, Chicago. Detroit /• !»tl*nt», Itonphl*. j feitmd u Mcood elma nutter it the pott- •t BljrthetiUe, Arkuuu, under tct ol Con- Oetobtr *, 1117. I Member at Th« Anodaled Pr«< SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID lh« city o! Blythevllle or «nj ' Htovrbu town vbert carrier tervlce ii main• t*in*d, JOc per week, or 85e pet month Bj mill, within * radius of SO mile* (4.00 per ", f»u. $2.00 for *ii months. $1.00 for three months; : b? mill outside 50 mile tone, 110.00 per rear ' f*T»blt to tdvane*. Meditations Wherefore I desire Ihit je fafnl not «l mj • trlkuUtiont for you, which Is your glory.—Ephe; tttaf 1:11. • * * Tin path of sorrow, and that path alone, ; Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown; No traveller ever reach'd thai blest abode, Who lound nol thorns and briars In his road. ' . —Cowper. Barbs Thieves stole 24 cots from A South Carolina camping resort. The police hope to catch them nipping. • * * * Some judjft* words carry conviction even though they may nol know what they're talking about. ;' * * + Sooner or later a lot ,of people discover what 1* meant by blood relations. They bleed you. - * * * Yo« won't be running around In .circles If you take the time to study ill the angles. .' : + *'•.**.' During a recent eruption lava (lowed down Mauna Loa at a speed of 40 ml!PS an hour. They need cop* behind billboards there, too. Price of U.S. Aid Should Be: Keep Freedom, Resist Reds A number of senators have bobbed up with proposals to make foreign economic and military aid conditional upon certain specific behavior by recipient nations.' /. . ...• ;••, ( . <iln one,*case an unnamed group of senators wants to'chop ; aid to Britain by 50 per cent unless the British join i the Schuman plan calling for a pool of Europe's coal and steel resources. 'In another, Sen. William F., Knowland, California Republican, proposes to impose a seven-month limit on all economic and military assistance as a warning to recipients not to vote for the admission of Red China to the United Nations. Knowland's idea is that Congress thus would have a chance to review aid programs when it returns in January; and an opportunity, of course, to punish any country that has supported Red China's entry in the meantime. Neither o f these proposals seems wise. The fact that many nations need our help doesn't give us the right to dictate how they shall conduct either their internal or their external affairs. The recovery program has its selfish side, for we believe a revived free world is a powerful antidote to communism. But the plan also has its noble aspect: it extends our hand in friendship lo peoples in distress. To turn the program into an instrument of compulsion, a club over the heads of our friends, would be to distort and discredit it. And also to undermine the superb gains the free world has made since the Marshall Plan was started in 1048. Whatever the United Slates may think about Britain's short-sighted attitude toward European unity and the coal-steel pool, whatever we may think about UN recognition of Communist China, we cannot ram those views down oilers' throats. The only price we may exact from countries which get our aid is that they be sincerely dedicated to the preservation of freedom and that the containment of communism. So long as we are convinced of this, we must allow them the privilege of serving freedom and opposing communism in their own individual fashion. We can't automatically impugn their motives just because they disagree with us. The suggestions by Knowlaud and other unidentified senators would be self-defeating. They would not promote the security and welfare cither of the United States or its friends abroad. They would only, help the cause of communism. They should be pigcuholcd and forgotten. once over lightly— By A. A. FredrlcksoB (A man's column, like his pccketbook, toothbrush and wife, should not tic handled by others. However since A .A. Frctlricksun chose to spend two weeks wallowing in the heart of America's Dust Bowl In Nebraska, we who were left fa languish In the lushncsa of Arkansas fertility have seized the opjwrlunlty to do him wrong, Vt't will, despite the axiom above, "handle" his column today . . . and never, never gently.) To gel. to first matters first, we feel compelled to explode a few myths concerning journalism (that's what people with A. B.'s call newspaper work) nnd to further the cause of the 'fallow lads behind the pasteuols ond typewriters (thai of course, would be furthering our own cause and we feel capable of doing that with vigor.) But back to myth-blasting. Shall we begin the Interesting People legend? Good. It began sometime before Mr. Gutcnhurg first put an inked character to a blank piece of paper when someone said, "You newspapermen meet Such Interesting People." Since that time newspapermen, from janitor to publisher, have quailed matrons who tell them about the interesting people the former meet. By way of explaining this precept of a newspaperman's work, let's examine the case of the reporter who Interviewed Cot. J. Sabertooth Brass- bungle, USA (Retired), who recently was named vice president and production manager of Repulsive Aircraft's Parboil, Tc.x., plant. Reporter Nosey Eversharp arrives at the Brashungte home to gather information on the Colonel's color-charged past: Nosey: (at doorway) Colonel Brassbungle? Col.: Yes, yes. You must be the reporter. Come in. Always had great respect for the press. Great respect. Envy you boys, too. Meet such damned Interesting People. Nosey: Colonel, tell me of ... Col.: I was one of the first men to wear the uniform of the United states Army as an aviator. First man to fly under Brooklyn Bridge . . . upside down of course. And I was only ie years oltl at the time. (Eyeing Nosey taking notes.) But, for God's sake don't put that down! CAA wouldn't like it. Undersiand I want to cooperate. But a man can't Jeopardize his career. Where were we? Nosey: Under Brooklyn Bridge. .Upside down. Col.: Oh yes. At the age of n I joined Ed Reachensmaker in Europe. My first day In aerial combat I flew right through Rlchthoffen's whole damned squadron . , . upside down, of course. Nosey: Of course. Col.: shot down a pair of Junkers. Not hart for a. kjd of n. Seventeen, mind you and I . . . (glancing sharply at; NosejO .'. don't put that 5 down! Man, don't you know that Army Regulation C-2I-IOO makes It unlawful for a 17 year old to be In combat? Now look here, son. I want to cooperate with the press, but some of the things I tell you will have to be kept In confidence. But bach to the first war in Europe. Did you know that I was the first man to fly a heavier- than-air ship under the-Arch of Triumph? Nosey: Not ... "" Col.: Yes son. Upside" down. However, I (rust you won't say anything of that. You^see I lost my first wife in Paris at the Arch of Triumph. Nosey: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. Traffic accident? Col.: More or less. We were standing under the Arch of Triumph when I began pacing off the distance between ttie supporting stanchions. When I returned to the corner where I left my wife I saw this taxi speeding away. Nosey: Hit and run? Col.:: No my wife was INSIDE the taxi . , . with a captain In the French array. 1 never saw her again. Nosey: Back to your career, Colonel. What are your plans with Repulsive? Col.: Much too early to tell anything ot that. I expect things at Repulsive will roll along pretty much as usual. The main hanger out at the strip needs repainting . . . which reminds me. There was a big hanger out at a field in Califoria. Open from end to end, see. Just about big enough to fly a ... Nosey: I really .have to go sir. Thanks for your time. Col.: it was nothing. Always glad to cooperate with the press. Fascinating work isn't It? You boys meet such Interesting People. After taking "off the record" and "just between us" Items from his notes. Nosey Eversharp, the reporter, put the following story on his boss' desk: Col. J. Sabcrloolh Brasbunglc arrived tn Parboil yesterday to assume duties as vice president ami production manager ot Repulsive Aircraft's branch here Colonel Brassbungle will make his home at 1313 Hopalong Drive. Such interesting people. Be fun to write about them sometime.—H..AH. (First of Two Articles.) So They Soy We face not a European threat, but a worldwide threat which already dominates Eastern Europe and most of Asia outside of India and the Near East.—Navy Secretory Francis P. Matthews. * * * All the polite clothing of words can't conceal that we cither arc going U> have democracy or something we don't want shoved down our necks. —Mayor William O'Dwyer ol New York. * * t The President now has three left fielders on the team to advise him on economic affairs.— Sen. Robert A. Taft (R., O.!, on the appointment of Dr. Roy Blougli to the Council of Economic Adviitri. Sight - Seer Edson Impressed By Covered Wooden Bridges Hash't This Gone Far Enough THFRSDAT, TONE 29, 19M "eter Edson's Washington Column — Uncle Sams Action May Balk New War Th« DOCTOR SAYS By nrWITT MicKENZTB AP Forelfn Affair* An»lT* A powerful deterrent to another world war may well have been provided by Uncle Sam's quick corn- Somehow noise Is always ijuocl- pliance with the United Nation. atcri in our minds with celebrating, resolution calling on all m embers IB , So far as fireworks are concerned, lend support to the peace organtza-" however, [he death, blindness or ] lion's demand for a halt in thft loss of a jinger or hand is so .serious that the slight p] enure which we might get nut of it is not worth the risk. There are other safer ways of enjoying life on the Fourth of July. Blindness Is a heavy price to pay for celebrating. Yet firecrackers or other fireworks have caused loss of vision of one or both eyes to many people in recent, years. ROCKVILLE, Ind. — (NEA) — 'arke County, Indiana, of which tockvllle (pop. 2000), is the capital, masts more old-fashioned wooden, covered bridges than any county in the H o os i e r state. They number 41.-There were 42 but one burned in 1943. AH 41. however, are in daily use and give evidence that they will .continue in regular 'service for ome years to come. So this is cov- red bridge fans' paradise. Parke County can't claim more overed bridges than any other oimty In the U.S. Parke County anks third in this respect. Noble Bounty, OhEo, has 51. It is in south- astern Ohio. Tyler County. Penn- ylvanta, just across the Ohio rlv*r rom Noble County, Ohio, ranks ccpnd. Parke County, Indiana, does, how- vcr. claim to have the longest sin- le-span covered bridge in the coun- ry. It is the Jackson bridge, across iugar Creek, just a few miles above vhere it Hows into the Wabash iver. and a few miles below bcauti- ul Turkey Run State Park. The Jackson span is a hill 200 eet long. It was built in 1861, and t has given continuous service ever .ince, on the same foundation. The >ldest covered bridge In these parts is Crooks bridge, built In 185(5, which would make It 94 years old, The' newest wits built In 1920. ' Local historian and authority on covered bridges in Parke County Is a retired HoosEcr schoolmaster, J. | was repaired and all three had G. Hirsbrnnner of Rockville. He Is a relative by marriage of J. A. Britton, who built 16 of the Parke County bridges. The other big covered bridge builder was J. J. Daniels, with 11 spans to his credit. • Neither Britton nor Daniels was an engineer. Both were practical carpenters and contractors. But they built well, and the monument to their skill and to their successors' skill is found in their spans still standing across Big Raccon, Ijittle Raccon ami Sugar Creeks. Built by Hand and Ruill Well; The old bridge builders had no power tools and only the most primitive cranes and hand or horse- powered winches. Some of the .timbers were, "of course, cut by steam mill power saws. But mostly they were built by hand, the bridges built by main strength and awkwardness. Mr. llirsbrunner tells one story about the old Mansfield covered bridge which was built in 1867 for a H-ton load limit. Most of them are rated at only eight or ten tons'. capacity today. Anyway, three trucks came down the road with heavy loads. The first truck stalled before it got across the spnn. The other two trucks, not The eyes are not the only organs which have suffered Injury from Fourth of July fireworks explosives. Fingers, hands and legs have been lost and injured in large numbers. In 1937, twenty people were killed by the effects of fireworks and although this fell to six killed in 1946, the pleasure of seeing a firecracker explode hardly justifies such carnage. I Many of these accidents have ', been heart-pounding. In 1946, for example, a seventeen-year-old Milwaukee boy was killed while In swimming when a large firecracker was tossed in the water, near him. The explosion caused a ruptured lung from which he did not recover. The same year in Fall River, Massachusetts; a sixteen-year-old school boy lost his left hand because of the explosion of a homemade bomb. Laws Helped In order to cut down the loll o( firecrackers and fireworks injuries, many states have adopted laws forbidding the sale and distribution of these explosives. The results of the laws have been excellent. A steady reduction in fireworks accidents has occurred since state legislatures began taking an Interest in the problem. In 1939, for ex-ample, 7033 acctdens were recorded from fireworks on the Fourth; In 1946, only 903 were reported. Fireworks ai» not the only dangers of this summer holiday. Drowning, automobile- accidents and other disasters occur all too frequently on the Fourth. Accl- T . ,. ,.„ - •- dents are high on the list of causes :. ™! n:t /! 11 aft , er t ? e /. lrst lr . llt * for death and disability. Many of them couid be avoided by a little Korean fighting. That forthright action by iht leader of the democracies also may have saved the U.N., from the >ame fate as the late League of Nations. The League died from 'lack of support to deal with aggression such a.s was displayed by Japan In It* assault on Manchuria in 1931, and by Mussolini in his attack on little Ethiopia in 1935. But the call of knowing that the first was stalled, and not being able "to see it because of the cover and siding, followed It out over the water. cleared the bridge that the drivers figured they had taken a pretty big risk. When they added up their combined loaded weights, they found the tola! came to 51 tons. In other words, the bridge had been built with a safety factor of at least three. Most of the bridges have 8 x flinch oak for their -'main timb'ets. The posts are doubled, and in a few cases tapered at the ends to reduce weight yet give greaSsst strength in the center. Sills are also doublet! on many bridges. The siding in the older brilges was mostly yellow pop- tar, which grows in Indiana. But a few of the more recently built evidently shipped in. Stick to Original Mali-rials Caution and thoughtfulness. does not depend on finesses when he can avoid doing so. His method was to lead the king of spades and then a trump to dummy's ace, exhausting the trumps of the opponents. Next he led dummy's remaining heart. When East played low. Crawford finessed his nine of hearts, hoping to force out the queen. As it happened. West was able to win with the'ten of hearts. West then returned the deuca of clubs, hoping his partner would win and would return a diamond. East put with the ace. Crawford next led the jack of the U.N. hasn't fallen on unwilling ears. Had it done so. the usefulness of the "United Nations" would have been Breatly impaired, if not destroyed. i No War Challenr* There is no challenge to war In President Truman's action in sending American air and naval forces to aid the southern Korean republic which is being attacked by the army of the Russian-sponsored Communist, government of northe-n Korea. On the contrary it Is a move wholly dedicated to peace. The future trend of the cold war especially in the great Asiatic theatre, may pivot on this development. If this aggression Isn't halted In (ts inception there is no telling to wha.t ends It might lead. We are not putting too fine' Flooring has. of course, been re- i hearts . an< I West played the queen, placed many times. But the con-i Insteod of ™' f >ns in the dummy, tracts for reflooring still carry the j Cravvford discarded dummy's redid specifications lor three-inch, malnln B club! oak planks. Only one of the bridges j Now there was no way for West — the Jackson bridge of 1861—now' to give his partner the lead. When has a corrugated metal roof, which, he led a second round nf clubs, was put over the original covering, i dummy could ruff. Crawford got All the others have wooden shingles, t back to his hand with a. trump to All Ihe Parke County bridges are ruff out his last club In the rtum- btlilt on what is known as the Burr truss design. Theodore Burr was 'See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD B; Erskine Jonnson N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Maybe t won't impress Frank Sinatra and \va Garnner, but Dennis Day, who las million-dollar tonsils, too, gets vorry lines right under his widow's peak whenever he thinks about loria de Haven. The fancy forehead lasn't a thing to do ighters, either. It seems that Gloria, a Hollywood doll who seldom gets a ting-a-ling when they're looking for strimccl- glass window types, is about to .hrow a monkey wrench with SEX engraved on it smack into the middle of Dennis' fan club of dear, old, white-haired ladies. When Gloria finishes bussing him soundly In fox's "I'll Get By," Dennis brnods, the radio-contcclcil pictures of liini as an Innocent lad in short pants will go boom-boom. It's worrying Dennis in the same way it would worry Gene Autry If he found himself in Mae West's boudoir right in front ol a million bubble-gum blowers. Dennis looked around furlllcly and told me: Dennis can just see his pisture turned to the U'ali in the parlors of the Day fans who look like Jack Benny in his Charley's Aunt wig. He doesn't think there's a chanre that it will be Gloria's picture that gets the flip-over treatment. His . -orru'ition lover-sixty fans aren't the kind who with "'bull- ;o around framing photos of girls In the Betty Grable league. "I'll Get By is Dennis' second movie—his No. 1 try was something called "Music in Manhattan" with Ann Shirley and Phil Terry about 10 years ago—and marks his first screen encounter with molten lipstick. "Now," he says, "I know how Shirley Temple felt when she got kissed for the first time." Dennis says that he's been gog- glc-cycd about the radio public's willingness to believe anything that comes bouncing over the air xvaves since he became the big load of whimscy on the Benny show In 1030. He complains: "They think that Marie Wilson is a mental giant beside inc. I have to go around saying. Tin not "I'm box office with those old i schraoc, I'm not a sclinioc: " girls. When I play theaters, they nobble down the aisles on crutches and smash Into other people with their wheel chairs. Tired business men want to sec Jane Russell. The white-halrcrt gals who collect old- age pensions want to sec me." Dennis says he's been putting on the Little Lord Fauntlcroy smile for years whenever somebody's grandma yells for him. UK KNOWS, OIKI.S "They think I'm really the mother'; bo.v I play on Jack Benny's radio show," he sighed. "They don't give me credit for knowing about the birds and bees. .He's lost count nf the letters asking him about his wrc.sllinK, steam- fitting mother—"She's really a demure lady"—and Hie age at which he was dropped on his Even radio actors buttonhole him and whisper: "Hey, just between you and me, is Jack Benny really that tight with a buck?" F.MH-liAlKKl) ROV When Dennis isn't peeking into Ulcerland about his first celluloid j sex skirmish, he's ipl to go into a brown study about the Mother Michrccs who haven't seen him and think of him as a tall blond kid his > JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Tough Hand Proves Expert Is an Expert There are some hands that the average player can play every bit well as the master but today's hand Is not of that type. The delicate handling given to it by Jonn R. Crawford in a rubber bridge game recently will make it very clear why John is one of my favorite bridge partners. North should have passed at three notrump. His partner's bidding showed a balanced hand and North should have realized that his long spades would be just as good at no- trump as at spades. Three notrump would have been a cinch with six spades and three side aces. When the hand was played at four spades West opened the deuce of hearts. East put up the king, and Crawford won with the ace. Tt xvas clear that he had to lose a heart my. He was then in position to fi- ness the diamonds. West won the first, round of diamonds with the queen. It he then returned a diamond, it would ride up to South's ace-jack. If West returned anything else, dummy could ruff while South discarded the J«ck of diamonds. . Tt is interesting to see that :he contract would have been defeated if East had been able to gain < \^ lead once In clubs. East would have returned a diamond, allowing his point on It In recognizing the obvious fact that this Red aggression. If allowed to succeed without resistance, undoubtedly would inspire other aggression. It would be an invitation to militaristic Communism to venture on similar programs In' Indonesia. Burma, India, Tibet and where not. For it ] s through such tactics as the Korean assault that world Communism determines the temner of Its opponeni.s. President -Truman, In iwulnir hl» historic orders, said Communism has shown It will now use arms Instead of subversion to conquer Independent nations. He declared that American assistance is in line with United Nations action. Seventh to Fortnos* At the same time the chief executive announced a. new U.S. pollcj decision. The Seventh U.S. Fleet will be prepared to prevent «ny Communist assault on Formosa, the big Chinese Island on which Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist government have taken refuge, together with » large army. This order presumably was inspired by the fact that should Formosa fall into Communist hands It would provide » base for Red attacks on other fton-Communist areas. At the same time Mr. Truman asked that General Chiang halt attacks against the Chinese Co^fc munisis on the mainland. T™' move would he calculated to aid In the restoration ol peace In southeast Asia. That may have been n rather tough dose of medicine for the Generalissimo to swallow, since he has been using Formosa as a base for the conduct of hostilities against the Chinese Communists. However, he acquiesced, and perhaps without too great reluctance, since he Is being afforded protection against attack on his Island. President Truman's order for air and sea support was placed In the hands of General MacArthur, supreme commander of all U.S. forces in the Far Pacific, Monday night. American airmen got into action yesterday. Secretary of Defense Johnson says this country Isn't committed to sending any land troops Into action.. Good word came from London soon after President Truman Issued his order. Prime Minister Attlee pledged hLi country's support in the U.N. to American, moves to repel the Communist attack on south Korea. But there won't be any double j with hayseeds sticking out of when the picture is released, he's ; ears. * ' sure. "Maybe." says Dennis, '"they'll "1 Ret Gloria In make an'lioncst I lall flat on their faces when they man out of me by irtciiHonlnjt mj i SC c me. Maybe the studfo should have used the Larry parks tech nique and hired Claude Jarman. Jr., or Butch Jenkins U* play me." mink farm, when Gloria htars me say 'mink,' slic goes wild arid j screams, 'Hr--r-r-r-rotlicr!' Only the way Gloria belhnvs it, the I word hasn's prol anything lo rln. I with National Brotherhood Week," I He says a lot of radio singers '.vhn have l>cen trying lo hurst into Bee HOU.VWOOD on P»»e » Nortll Pass V 63 »K84 «f. AK8 N-S vul. Fut South Pass 14 Pass 4 * Pass West Pass Pass Opening lead— ¥ J. partner to win a diamond finesse. At this point. West could still get out safely with a club. He could then wait for his second diamond trick to come to him. Wi!d Goat HORIZONTAL, 57 Remunerates 58 Fondle 59 Swarm i Depicted animal 5 Column 8 Pause 12 Withered 13 Stir 14 Examine 15 Incljned 17 Us large VERTICAL 1 Small island 2 Vegetable 3 Age 4 Pertaining to hospitality nrved horns 5 Drain and a club. He could therefore if- ford lo lose only one diamond. The average player would decide lo draw trumps and finesse diamonds twice. This would cost him the contract. I Llk« every true expert, Crawford « are transversely —•- in front, 10 And (Latin) 20 Anger 21 Pedal digit 22 Doctor of Science (ab.) 23 But (music) 24 Denial 26 Flir-bearing aquatic mammal 28 \Yoody plant 31 Possess 32 Drone bee 33 Moor 34B"lackbird of cuckoo family 35 Aphrodite's lover 37 Get up . 38 Right (ab.) 39 Chief priest of a Babylonian shrine 40 Symbol lor calcium 42 Skill 45 Siberian river 47 Against 49 Pitcher 51 Card game 53 Verbal 54 Grain bristle 56 Passage of the braia G Paid notice 7 Civil wrong 8 Gnawing 9 Hen product 10 Winter vehicle 25 Predestine 26 Couch 27 Jug 29 Eternities 30 Iroquoian Indian 11 Scatters 38 Stable parts 16 Symbol lor 37 Stay erbium 40 Mince 18 Type of moth *1 Turkey 23 Conduct buzzard 43 French island 44 Snare 45 Shelter made of canvas 46 Ocean (ab.) 47 Shoshonean Indians 48SprightIy 50 Beam 52 Route (ab.} 55 Pronoun

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