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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE SLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W UAINES, Publisher , HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Puljllshtr A, A. FREDR1CKSON, Associate Editor PAUL a. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Holt N«tion») Adrertlslni ReprewnUUm: W»)Uw Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AtUnU, Vlemphli. ' Entered u «econd clui nutter at the poit- ottttt at Blyllievllle, Arkuuu, under act oj coo- gmt. October «. 1*11, Member ol Tb« Associated Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES! By carrier ID the city ol Blylhevllle or inj »uburb*n town where carrier service U main- lAlntd, 20o per week, or 85o per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles 14.00 per year. {300 (or six months, $1.00 (ot three months; by mall outside SO mite une. HO.00 per year payable In advance. * Meditations And Ihc Lord sjiake unto you out of the midst of Che fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice,— Deut. Tell me how It is that in this room theretfure three candles and but one light, and 1 will explain lo you the mode of the Divine existence. —John Wesley. Barbs One of the easiest ways U> drive an argument home is to let Ihe good wife sil In the buck seat. * * * About Uie only price we haven't heard anjr kicks about Is Ihe one on govern men I bonds, * * * Seme mothers hire a dnby 'sitter when what they really need is a lion tamer. . * + # The bathing cal of today doesn't look anything like she did 10 years ago—but thai much time would tell on anyone. * * * Tons of dirt circulates In the air of our biff cities—but you don't have to listen to It If you don't want to. ' ... Draft Law Needs Teeth In These Critical Times By passing a 15-day stop-gap draft measure, Congress avoided expiriaLion of the existing law and gained time to work out a sensible extension bill. Both houses have now approved new proposals, but the expiration dead line was too close to permit the reconciling of differences between House and Senate versions. That job now begins, and in the interest of the nation's security it is to be hoped that the Senate's legislation will bulk largest in the measure that finally goes to the White House. The Senate calls for a three-year extension instead of a two-year renewal, which the House endorsed. Inasmuch as this is part of the country's basic security program, it seems wise to space the renewal dates fairly widely. •More important than this feature, however, is the Senate-approved provision allowing the President to order actual inductions—not just draft registrations—when Congress is not in session. The House proposal spicifies that inductions may be ordered only after Congress, by concurrent resolution, has declared a national emergency. In other words, if Congress were not in session when an enemy attack came, we would have to wait for the lawmakers to assemble in Washington before we could begin drafting an army. The utter absurdity of such a provision in a day of atomic bombs and guided missiles hardly needs to be pointed out. Enemy assault might cripple the capital, 'might wreak great havoc in the nation's transportation system. To be dependent upon a Congress which might never be able to assemble is to invite chaotic defeat. The President must have the power lo order the drafting of men in any situation he and his military leaders consider critical enough. He lias that power under present dm ft law. Only the timidity of politicians in an election year can explain why the provision was not placed in the current House bill, it would be a grave securiy risk to adopt new legislation that omitted this vilal protection. For lawmakers jealous of their authority, there ought to be sufficient comfort in the Senate's provision that when Congress IS in session inductions must wait upon its declaration of an emergency. Sequel to Balcony Scene Kcmcmber llie fuss „ conplo of years back about President Truman's new White House balcony? The Fin« Arts Commission opposed the thing, saying •il- would destroy the architectural 1 per- fection of the White- House. But the President ordered the balcony built anyhow. Recently he took quiet reprisal against the stubborn commissioners who tried to upset his plans. He picked four new members to replace those men on the-commission, Not even artistic integrity is safe from political punishment in Washington. 1ATURDAY, JULY 1, 1950 Don't Count Him Out A few months ago Senator Vnn- denboro; of Michigim was pretty well written off as far as further active service was concerned. He plnnned to retire in 1952, and illness looked to he a bar to any real duly between now and then. Since lhat time the Michigan Republican, long his party's lending foreign affairs spokesman, hits had Additional operations nnd at least appears definitely on the road to recovery, On top of that, his wife lias died, creating a void life that he would like to fill with hard work. So his political friends are saying Hint within the next year he may be back in a full-time role in the Senate, and may even decide to run for re-election in 1952. Not the least of the reasons why the nation should cheer this prospect is that no man of stature has risen in the Republican Party to take Vanden- bei'g's place. As a result, bi-partisan handling of foreign affairs has «t times almost vanished; and isolationist senators from the Midwest have taken a new lease on life. Vandenberg'si return, if it comes to pass, promises to be a powerful factor for co-operaion between the parties on foreign issues. And it will deal a heavy blow to those who still believe the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans offer this nation security from attack. Views of Others Jefferson Planted Another Tree Tree experts are working at Monltcello to save a beech tree planted by Thomas Jefferson. It was badly split by a windstorm some 5O years ago, so It had to be bolted and braced up. entered the wound, and a portion of the gnarled old trunk is dead. The experts have planted a young beech beside It, and when the younger is well established it will b« grafted Into Ihe Jefferson tree to form a conduit for sap over Ihe dead area. Aolher and far greater Iree—the tree of liberty —was planted on this nation's soil in Jefferson's day. Many of us believe that he did more than any of his revered coinpatrioLs to plant lhat tree well. It flourished lpne;^t"still towers protcctingly over us in n mad, perilous world. But like the old beech, that tree is wounded and diseased. Alient political philosophies and reckless public spending are eating Into Its fiber. If Jefferson could speak to us now, assuredly he could say: "Never mind the old beech—save the tree of liberty, you who are Americans." —Arkansas Democrat Republican Sin Is Discovered Those who preach free enterprise should practice It. This harsh and uncomfortable doctrine Is preached against the preachers of free enterprise by Republican Sen. Homer E. Capchart. He was talking about GOP National chairman Guy Gabrietson. Mr. Oabriclson Is president, corporation counsel and chairman of the executive committee of Carthage Hydrocol, Inc., ol New York City The corporation, organized during World War II, obtained a Reconstruction Finance Corporation loan of $18,500,000, the proceeds to be used to pay for about half the cost of a synthetic gasoline plant and pipeline. The plant hns the endorsement of Navy. War and Interior Departments. Mr. Gabricison has no stock In it. and presumably did not exert ally political or improper influence with RFC on Ihe loan. The naked facts, then, seem to be that here Is another sound (and perhaps profitable) private venture whclh finds that the easiest way lo get venture capital Is to lake It from the government. Recent Tory visitors In Dallas from England commented that we have more socialism In the United States than they have over there. Maybe Senator Capchart has discovered why. So They Soy High production per man and well-distributed Income is more Important (or larm prosperity than government aid.—Allan 8. Kline, president, American Farm Bureau. We don't ask for what (he executives gel but we can build btt by bit so that In lo years w« can get the lyp« ot pension we are entitled 10 and Ihe Industry can'afford.—United Auto Workers President Wallet Rcuther. * * « We may stumble Into the accident O f war but war is not on the horizon H the moment.—Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. » t » Tf American fiscal policy becomes a perpetual in 1I:Uion machine- the resull must be to enslave us to the government.—Bernard Buuch. 'Excuse Us While We See How Deep It Goes!" Peter Edson's Washington Column Minimum Wage Boost Pushes Small Industries in Farm Area CHICAGO —(NBA)— The folir- stalc area ol Indiana. Illinois. Wisconsin and Minnesota has always been considered predominantly Earm nelt. It still Is a producer of wheat, corn, hogs and dairy products, with h a v n d soy beans thrown In for ?ond measure a rotation crops. What Is not so icnerally recog nized is that these four states also held abo\it 22 per cent of the war contracts. In other wards, those four dates are also most important Industrially. They have become diversified. And as farm production has become more efficient—more mechanised—requir- ing less manpower, the surplus labor has been turned to industrial production. The 1050 census figures are expected to show that this trend has gone much farther than even the residents of those states may have appreciated. These development, 1 ; were, however, emphasized nt a recent retraining course for some 80 Wage and Hour Law Inspectors in this four-stale area. The conference was held at Turkey Run State Park. Indiana. It got practically no publfcl- The session was presided over by Thomas O'Malley. ex-congressman troni Milwaukee, now the tour-state regional director for Wage-Hour Law administration; and by Earl Halverson. assistant regional director. They brought in their Inspectors to review live months' experience under the amended Wage- Hour Law which, among other things, raised the minimum wage standard to 15 cents an hour. When this new minimum wage was being considered by Congress See FJOSON on Pajre S IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson NEA Staff Cotrtrspoiulrnt HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—There is in effete yachting crowd in Hollywood which goes down to the sea in white flannels and brass buttons and steps aboard varnished cruisers and gleaming white hulled sail boats. While skippers, deck haiids and stewards snap to attcntivcncss, the Hollywoodsmen nnd their ladios, in Esmiire an Vogue atlre. collapse on foam rubber cushions. Then there's Sterling Hayden and the "Oscar Tybring." a match for each other In rnggcdness. "Oscar" l.s a 38-ton. 45-foot N'or- rcgian double ender, built In 1895, on which Hayden goes to sea in faded, patched dungarees as a combination skipper, deck hand nnd steward for his wife and two Infant sons. Thc sails of "Oscar'* arr far from sncnvy while. She has no polished chronic or sparkling varnish. There are black stnins on her Inpsiilc. She's slow anil tiiitky —no mnfch for Ihe slcrk ingenues of the Molly wood yacblsmcn uhn worry only alioul speed. "Oscar" was built to be seaworthy, not to impress anyone. For 55 years she's conquered witid. sea nnd tides on 'round the world cruises and as a rescue .-hip for Norwegian fishing llccts wi:h a record of saving 650 boats in distress and 30CO lives. Sterling loves her with a love only real seafaring men can know for fine designing and craftsmanship. Shipbuilder's ,\rl His eyes lit up as I stood beside him at the helm: "She's a monument to wooden ship building," ho said. "She's the kind of a ship a skipper doesn't have lo worry about—she'll lake care ot the skipper." There Isn't even an auxiliary motor. "I've sol a fetish nhoiil motors on snil bnnK" Slctllni! asys. "Ssllbnals wrre meant to sail." But somelimr-s when there'? no wind and an appointment to be, kept in Hollywood he pron'iw.s himself and Mrs Haydcn that he'll install a motor. "He's been saying that." Mrs. Haydcn said, "ever since he bought Ihe boat a year ago nut 1 never see any motor," "I'm getting one." Sterling srin- ned. Mrs Hayrien los<ed him a "I-lict- you-nevf-r-will" look. No. Sterling Hayden Isn't a Sun- dav snitor. He went to sea at 15. was a Gloucester fisherman for two winters, navigated the lamous "CirrUmle t,. Thebaud" against the lilnc Ntvse In the 1938 International Fifihornwii's Hacr, captained another .sclnvv.'er to Tahiti nnd mastered two of nh own sailing shiixs in the Wivi in- j dies. MUMIHI uc i*i piny mr prnames u I I hen he ncramo. a mnvle star j the, opponents fall to make a bid ) »u<l now he V la>i Uio .Urrlnj role lhat vou call fm *hx severely, there nr Di.v in John -Houston's crime Ihrlllcr, "The Asph;ill Jungle." But lo Slcrlin,; Ilaydcn It's more thin Jiisl ii movie, more than just the best rale of his career. It's the turning point fn his lite You may remember the pre-war Sterling Hayden, who left the sea to star in two films at Paramount i.ncl then rushed back to tile sea to emerge as a war hero with the Marines and the O. S. S. If you don't remember—skip It Hayden wants to torget it He says' "It's all a blank. I've settled down." Has Acling Fever There's now an ambition to act, a permanent Kayden address 'in Westwood and the sea Is for weekends and vacations only. He brushes off the pre-war Hay- den-thc-aclor with: "I was scared to death. I couldn't wait, to get back to somet.luis I knew." There was no acting fever then Just sen-fever. Pre-war Hollywood to him was a leans to his private and secret goal—another boat. He had just lost his own In a storm off Cnpc Hatteras. Hts ftworite words were in the poem "Sea Fever." An English trade paper of sntling ship news, "Sea Breezes." not Variety, was his liible. Now things arc different A long war service, a happy marriage, a i home, two sons, another visit from the stork logged for mid-August, and an acllng performance no one can sneer at have all the wanderlust out of Sterling Hayden. The sea fever Is still there but it's under control. Every time the "Oscar Tybring" leans seaward Into a stiff blow In 'he blue water off the San Pedro harbor breakwater, Slerling turns to his wife and grins: "At this point t always wonder-Why go back?" Mrs. Haydcn smiles and nods and. ns usual, says nothing. Sterling smiles nnd, »s usual, says nothing. He confided: : "t know and she knows we will be buck." » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hy OSWALD .IACOBT Wlillcn for NKA Service For Biggest Profits Double Opponents The biggest profits In bridge como from doubling the opponents at conn acts tl.ey cannot make Ynur "bject in a bridge game, rherciore, should be lo piny (or penalties u New Far Eastern Policy Freezes Chinese War will always be tlnie for you to proceed with your offensive bidding. If they do step out of line. It Is important for you to double if you can do so soundly, or to keep out from under foot If there is a good I chance that your partner can double. i When an opponent bids far too j high in a suit that you can double, it's pretty easy to take the correct | action. It's not -so easy, however, when the opponents bid one of your weak short suits. Most players, I AKJ5 1 VQJ98 + QJ8 A8742 « 7832 + 9542 N W E S (DEAUK) A None VAK874 3 4KS.1 A AQ 10963 1 f 105 »Q9 + A10T South 1* E-W vut Wtit Norlh rast P iss 21 J.T. 3» 3 A Pass 4 A Pass Pas» Pass Opening lead—* i 75 Years Ago Today Mr and Mrs. Wilbur Stewart, of Hayti, Mo., have announced the marriage of their sister, Miss Dorothy Dorrls. of this city, to C. Havls Watson of Little Rock and Blytheville. The Rev. E. H. Orear, pastor of the First' Methodist Church of Sikeston, Mo., performed the ring ceremony Saturday, June 15. Mrs. A. C Cheatham and three children, of Shreveport, La., have arrived for a two weeks visit with feel sure, would moke South's mistake In the hand shown today. In the play at four spades. South hart very little trouble. West opened the deuce of hearts, and East won the king. East promptly cashed the ace of hearts and led a third round of the suit. South ruffed high, drew four rounds ol trumps, and then led lo dummy's ace of diamonds. The queen of hearts enabled him to discard the queen of diamonds. He then began the clubs by leading the queen from dummy, picking up East's king. South therefore made his contract with an overtrick. South played the hand well enough, but his bidding was very foolish. He missed ft big opportunity when he bid three spades over East's very risky ovcrcall ol three heart. 1 ;. South should have passed to find out what his partner could do. He should have realized lhat his partner might be waiting to pounce on Just such a lllrmy bid. I( North could not double three hearts, he would surely be able to raise the spades or bid one of the minors. In that case, there would be time enough for South to show the length and strength of his spades, »nd n final gams contract in spades would probably be reached. In other words. South could lose nolhln? by pa-sing. There was no risk of missing the game, whatever happened. A.I It happened, however, North would have doubled three hearts with great gusto. Normal detcnsc would enable North and South to collect at least 1100 points This would be worth more tlian twice as much as the value of the game that South made at cpadci. DOCTOR SAYS For some reason which I have never teen able to determine, spots on Hie skin are frequently called "liver spots." Q — I have a few brown split* anround my hands, pees this Indicate something wrong with my liver? Mrs. P.P. A — Tliere Is no such Ihlnt as "liver spots," There are a number or different conilltion< of the skin which may produce a spotty kind of appearance Including chloasnH anil vitilijo. without looking at Ilifm and perhaps taking scrapings, It Is Impossible to make a definite Q — What causes a keyhole pupil? Reader A — The technical name for Mils Is cotobonia. It is either a defect present at birth or the result of an injury or operation. * * • Q — Are there any good cures for alopecia areataV Is it caused by a vitamin deficiency? Is penicillin useful la treatment? R.A.D, A — The cause of alopecia areata Is still unknown. It is almost certainty not caused by a vitamin deficiency. There are several helpful treatments but no absolute cures. So far as I know .penicillin Is of no value. * * • Q — The flesh above my knee cap moves violently from time to time for about one-half second What could the cause be? N.T.N. A — The most likely explanation is a muscular spavin. What produces this muscular spasm, how-; ever, Is hard to say. j » • • Q _ For several months I have j been having black and blue spots! appear on my left leg Just above the knee. The spots have & little dump in the center. Mrs. J.W A — The chances are that this conies from small points of bleeding. Whether this is caused by fragile blood vessels, or something else, is dlfficutl to say. It would be wise to have home tests made. * * • Q — Is It dangerous for a man of 70 to have an operation for hernia? J.W. A — The operation can be done under local anesthesia and should not be at all dangerous. * * " i Q — Is snapping of the ringers caused by hardening of the arteries? j.G. A — Snapping of the fingers is caused by slipping of tendons and ligaments across the joints and is not caused by hardening- of the arteries. .* • • Q — What causes the heart to have epells of rapid beating? p.p. A — This condition has a complicated medical name and often is not serious at all. However, a person who has this should have an examination of th« heart and an electrocardiogram. * * • Q — I am the mother of three girls and one little boy. Is it true that a 5clentists have found a method of pretermining sex? B.A. A — Unfortunately, It is not true and there Is no way at telling In advance whether another child would b« a boy nr • girl. There is, however, a 50 per cent chance that it would be a boy. By He WITT MacKENZIR AP Foreign Affairt An*]yi| America's revised far eastern policy hat given to China's pi*II conflict a queer twist which m- doubtedly will cause heart-buM-. ings in both warring cafhps. President Truman's new orders tend in effect to freeze the conflict In Its present position. They are calculated to prevent a Red Invasion of the bis Island of Formosa, held by aenerallssmo Chiang Kai-Shek and his Nationalist government, and at the same time precluds attacks by Chiang against the Com- imintst-held continental China. The President's action of course !s pursuant to the U.N. call on members to halt the Red aggression In Korea. In his statement Thursday he pointed out that "the occu- • patlon of Formosa by Communists forces would be a direct threat- to the security of the Pacific area and to the United States forces performing their lawful and necessary functions in that area", and ho added: "Accordingly I have ordered th« Seventh Fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa. As a corollary to this action I am calling upon the Chinese government on Formosa to cease all air and sea operations against the mainland. The Seventh Fleet will see that this Is done. The de termination of the future slat". of Formosa must await the restjfe lion of security in the Pacific^? peace settlement with Japan ' or consideration by the United 'Nations." Both Sides Gelling Ready What amounts to a cease-fir* order found both sides girded for resh action. The victorious Reds on the continent were marshalling Iheir forces for an invasion of Formosa in the near future to administer the knockout to Chiang. Th« Generalissimo, on his part, waj raiding enemy positions with his a r force and preparing to defend his island with an army ,a!d to total more than 600.000 men. Ho also had elaborate plans for extending the guerrilla warfare against the- Reds on the mainland Moa Tze-Tung, head of the Chinese Communist government, - and foreign minister Cho En-Lai made a broadcast from Pelplng yesterday charging. that American protection of Formosa was "InteJrventlon". armed aggression against the territory of China, and total violation of the united Nations charter." They stressed strongly Communist China's claim to Formosa On Ihe other hand, Mr. Truman'i order to the Seventh Fleet to protect Formosa was welcomed by Nationalist Foreign Minister Qeorge Yeh as "a most welcome sign of comradeship in the fight acattit Communism. IV ^P Chiang Won't Quit However, observers took It for panted that Chiang would find it difficult to bind himself not to invade China. I turned to Dr. T, F Tsiang, Nationalist China's chief delegate to the United Nations, for light on this point. As usual he was succinct and-to the point. "China can agree to a temporary cessation of military operations against the mainland but cannot give up the struggle to recover tre- rltorial integrity and political freedom," he-declared. "To expect China to do otherwise Is to expect China lo commit suicide. To fores China to-do otherwise would reduce President Truman's statement to much ado about nothing." So what? Long range prediction* would be futile and might be invidious. One can well believe, though, that Nationalist headquarters ar» deeply concerned about the lutura. Chiang can't ever: say that the final settlement of Formosa's statu» See MacKENZIE on Page S Canine Breed Mrs. Cheatham's sister, Mrs. John Elythe and_ family. Mr. and' Mrs. O. Shonyo have returned from a three weeks vacation spent In points of Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Mrs. A. J. H. Reid and Turlow Reid of Henderson. Tcnn., and Ew- Ing Reid, of Ann Arbor, Mich., are guests of Max a. Reid and family. Answer to Previous Pu«1« '| HORIZONTAL 2 Son ot Nut 1 Depicted dog, 3 Gaelic Egyptian r 4 Belgian river 9 Drops of eye; 5 Boat paddles fiuid 6 Bear 10 Rich fabric 7 Near (ab.) 12 Blood money 8 Flounder 13 Cauterizes 9 Woody plants 15 Baseball stick 11 Mote secure none (Scot.) 12Mohammedan 18 Careful magistrate 31 Genus ol reading 14 Symbol for maples 20 Iron (symbol) gold 32 Small candle 21 Ruminant 18 Canvas shelter 34 Frozen rain mammal 18 Feigns 35 Essential 23 Part of o »love!9Gay rake being 25 Small island 22 Click beetle 40Solcly 26 Pungent 24 Feudatory 41 Oslenlallon 27 Near 28 Here Is burled (ab.) 29 Symbol for tellurium 30 While 31 Solar disk 33 Demolish 38 Pasteboard 37 Ailments 38 Epistle (ab.) 39 Singing voice 45 Electrical unit 48 Legal point 48Dlv!nt giantess 49 Driving command 50 Domain 52 Play the part of host 54 This breed was developed by the . VERTICAL 1 Ground • (comb, form) 42 Fair (ab.) 43 Against 44 Japanese city 47 Observe 49 Aeriform fuel 51 Symbol for silver 53 Half-em

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