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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 5, 1950
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I FSQEIIX BLYTITEVn,LE (ARK.) COUTHER NEWS 1LYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •not COCRUW KEW8 OO. H. W. HAINC3, IPubliihtr •AXKY A. RAINES, Aaiitut PubUdur A. A. PREDRICKSON, AlioeUU Editor FAUL D. HUMAN. AdTtttidn* •el* National Advertising Representative*: WtllMt Witmer Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta, hilertd u Kcood clan matter at the poat- •ntw at Bljtheville, Arkuiiu, under act ol Coo- gnm, October I. If 17. Member of The Associated Pro* • UBSCRIPTION RATES: •r carrier in th« city ol Blythevllle or anj Mtvrban town where carrier tervlct I* main- tainad, 20c per week, or 85c per month By m>U, within a radius of 60 miles M.OO per year, 12.00 tor iU months, $100 lor three monUis; by nail outside SO mil* tout, 110.00 per jear payable In ad vane*. Meditations Behold, his KiuI which U lifted up Ish not upriihl In him: but the just shall live by nil lallh.—Utbakkuk 2:4. * * * You cannot be too active as regards your own efforts; you cannot be too dependent as regards Divine grace. Do everything as if God did nothing; depend upon God as If He did everything. —John Angel James. Barbs Paying on the installment plan makes months ae*m shorter and years longer. * * * U (here it a big farm yield ihls year, and we trull there will be, we hope prices ire lold afcmri K. * * • We ttill don't understand why BO many self- made men make themselves so doggone fat. * * * In an Oklahoma prison a mzn Is serving two Hfe sentence*. In some states that would keep a fellow confined for aeveral yean. who aren't letting the grass grow under their feet are most likely to be in clover. No Room for Bjased Politics As Major Figrit Threatens In the Korean struggle as in past crises, most Americans are rallying admirably to the support of their government without hint of partisanship. Only two Republican lawmakers, i Senators Kem of Missouri and Watkins • of Utah, were sharply critical of President Truman's decision to throw U. S. armed forces against the invading North '' Koreans. And their opposition stemmed frrrtn a. belief he should have consulted Congress before acting. • For more obvious reasons the same ' Uck was taken by Vito Mareantonio, the American Labor Party congressman who : follows the Communist Party line with precision. The delay of debate is clearly to the advantage of his friends abroad. On the "pr.o" side were Senators Taft of Ohio, Knowland of California, Bridges of New Hampshire and many other Republicans who often in he past had bitterly assailed U. S. policy in the Far East, But Taft combined his support with a demand for the resignation of Secretary of State Acheson, on the ground the President's action was a sweeping reversal of everything Acheson stood for in Asia. He blamed Acheson's policies for precipitating "the danger of war." Last winter Taft called loudly for U. S. armed defense of Formosa, the island stronghold which represents Nationalist China's last footing. Undoubtedly he had Formosa much in mind when he spoke of "reversal," for ' Acheson stoutly fought heavy U. S. commitments there. Mr. Truman now has ordered the Navy to protect the island from Communist attack. But it needs to be pointed out that the former "hands off" policy respecting Formosa was not merely acheson's It was concurred in by most top U. S military strategists, and the President made it his own. There has been an aboul-fact, yes. But the reversal stems from Mr. Truman himself and embraces all his lenders. To single out Acheson for special censure is unwarranted. There's little doubt the Korean war has swept away most of the groundwork 1 built up this spring by Senator McCarthy and other Republicans in an effort to prove the Administration inept at foreign affairs. When real hostilities threaten, Americans close ranks and look ahead to meeting their future difficulties together. Republicans, though they constitute the party of opposition, are no less patriotic than their Democratic brethren. With rare exception, therefore, they will not seek lo make political capital out of issues that bear directly on American •Worts to solve any crisis that develops. They should not, however, be enjoined from criticizing their government's conduct of foreign affairs. That is their duty and privilege, so long as their criticism shows awareness that in this current struggle we are trying to snuff out a third world war before it ever starts. That sobering task a!lov.s no room for irresponsible excursions into politics. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1950 Violating Law's Spirit When the railroad firemen struck four big rail lines a while ago, many observers noted that the railroad unions had developed a consistent habit of rejecting the recommendations of presidential fact-finding boards. The new walkout of the switchmen's ' union against five western and midwcs- tcrji roads this tendency. The swichmcn have not violated the letter of the Railway Labor Act. But in flatly turning down a presidential board's wage recommendations, they have failed to observe the spirit of the law. Testimony is ample that one great aim of this law is to prevent stoppages on the nation's mil lines, because of their vital role in the economy. With persistent union refusals to abide by fact-finding board proposals, the act is proving virtually useless on that score. It should either be honored in the spirit or scrapped for something better. Views of Others False Political Claims. The ballyhoo of another campaign Is reverberating through the land. From Washington down the line to contests for legislative and city council seats, the ins are telling how they promoted the current flush times. The outs axe hooting this claim, and promising happier days if they're elccled. ft's an old line of palaver, and essentially false. The plain truth, attested by history, is that politics has ruined nations, but has played only a relatively small part in any people's pro^- gress. Government has served the people best when, as in our own country up to recent years. It was simple, low in cost, and did only what the people couldn't do for themselves, j -This country was transformed from a wilderness Into a powerful nation by the brawn and daring of generations of pioneers, who asked little of government in peacetime except to be left alone. Their efforts were powerfully aided by countless Inventors and organizers of resources and capital. These have given us our miracles of transportation^ communication and mass production—all dowjjfug us with living standards that'' •re the wonder-rand mazemcnt of the world. Think of the millions of jobs and unlold conveniences we owe to our Inventors, our Whltneys, Goodyears, Euisons. Fords and many more. Their achievements make the political braggers look like [lie fly on the wagon-axle in Aesop's fable, who said, "My, what a dust I'm raising!" A study by the nonpartlsan Committee for Economic Development reveals that In the past SO years real wages in the United States (that I*, in terms of what Ihey will buy) have been tripled. And this hasn't been done by politics— or by labor union demands, cither. It has been done by increasing the output per worker, and by keeping him more steadily employed. This is the result of more machinery, more capital invested In equipment per worker, new markets developed and Increased worker skill. Government has vital work to do. We look to it for such essentials as keeping order, mainlining competition, providing schools and roads, controlling and developing rivers, and Insuring national defense. When government steps outside of such duties In tinker with our economic affairs, it becomes a dangerous nuisance. When politicians claim to lie operating the fountain of national prosperity, they are talking blatant nonsense. So They Soy Population Is growing and the nation's productivity is growing, too. The outlook Is good. Leon Kcyserling, President Truman's top economic adviser. Properly generated and effectively expressed, the moral power of more than 630.000,000 people united for peace can tip the scales . . . against war and in favor of peace.—Gen. Carlos P. rio- mulo. on peoples of free Asiatic nations. We arc as sure as ever can be in this un- cerlaln world that we have a good, clean, loyal outfit.—Secretary of State Dean Acheson. As x nation, we need have no fears so long as the actions of those residing within our Jhorcs are "open and above board."—FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, It Is high time Socialist,! stopped nagging the Americans and denouncing them as capitalists. British Labor Party Secretary Morgan Phillips. The Only Guy Who Doesn't Take a Holiday Nehru May TakeLead Of Non - Red Asians By DeWITT MaeKENZir able International Importance. AP Foreign Affairs Analyst . There has been no indication India s switch from neutrality lo whether India would offer material support of the United Nations policy •• • — for stopping the Korean conflict Pefer ft/son's Washington Co/urn How You Gonna Down On Farm? With Pheasant, Mink Keep BT DOUGLAS LARSEX Feter Edson Is on special assignment) WASHINGTON (NEA)—Veterans Administration wn.s forced to back down slightly in its attempts to halt Ihe of GI training funds for the raising of pigeons, pheiuahts and minkjs. VA recently discovered that ^reat numbers of vets who were taking on-farm training were devoting all of their time to raising such commercial birds and animals. It put out an order saying that nil trainees under the farm program had to have "tilling of the soil" ns their basic activity. Loud complaint* to Congress got of the top experts on the tactical use of atomic weapons. In his former post as director of the Command and General Staff School he supervised the teaching for the frl-st time of the use of the A-bomb on [he ground. . : Oleo Expected to Spread Agricultural Dept. experts predict that the new freeing of oleo from federal taxes will quickly accentuate a. long-time trend away from the use of butter. People used used an average of 15 pounds per person between" 1922 l .and 1940. Last year the average was 13 pounis. A study also reveals the curious fact that oleo consumption increased in Inn highest income groups but dc- VA to back down. It ruled that all creased in sortie of the lower income veto who were already involved in ! brackets, raiding birds and animals' could Slot continue, but that henceforth new- trainees would have to stick to soil tilling. Tacl and Tactical Atomic Weapons It may be just a coincidence but the new commanding general of U. S. Army forces in Europe is one Machine Pay-Off Rep. John B. Bennett IR. Mich.) has succe.s-sfully ironed out the major bugs In the bill which would prohibit the interstate shipment of slot machines. The bill got through the Senate without hearings and with scant attention paid to its content. The SenaU version of the bin would have opened the door for prohibiting shipment of all coin- operated devices which are not manufactured for gambling purposes. Bennett's version, which has been approved by the House Interstate Commerce Committee, narrows down the legal definition of a slot machine to a coin machine with Allied armed force may presage a development of immeasur- Th. DOCTOR SAYS This Is a period In history of great' anxiety. Most of. us are anxious about the state of the world. At least nt times most of us are anxious about our finances, our jobs, our marriages, our children, our social position, or one of the other problems of life. Overanxiety can even produce a real mental illness, perfectly normal worry can result In mental suffering and In physical symptoms. In a recent book by Hollo May. Ph. D.. called "The Meaning of Anxiety," many aspects of this interesting problem of worry are discussed in learned detail. In this brief comment, it Is possible to mention only a few of the many points brought out by May, It Is well known, for example, that anxiety and fear can result in the overproduction of sugar in the body and cause diabetes. A toxic goiter may result from some terrifying experience. Numerous heart conditions are found to accompany worry or emotional stress. Long-continued anxiety is believed to be the cause of excessive appetite and resultant overweight. An excessive amount of worry is frequently associated with some forms of high blood pressure. A patient with asthma often has a personality characterized by over- anxEety. Perhaps the outstanding disease associated with worry is ulcer of the stomach. Research workers have shown that emotional disturbances associated with anxiety will increase the" amount of acid in the I stomach and will produce other I definite changes in the action of the stomach Juices. This agrees with the experience of almost all ulcer uaticnls who find that their symptoms are worse whenever they become upset by a quarrel or any other mental disturbance. Quief Down All of this means that worry and similar emotions not only Interfere with the calm approach to life which leads to a contented exlsl- tence. but also has an effect many bodily functions. Furthermore, we now know that there is a close relationship between some of the nerves and the glands of internal secretion which j produce hormones and that both which is operated with a drum or j rn!lv act orl var j O us parts of the wheel and which by its o-vn openi- | body in harmful ways, lion pays off in cash or property. In v i e w of this Information Manufacturers of coin vending: everyone should strive .'to.- avoid machines for cigsirets and pop and worrying and should learn to take makers of purely amusement non- Ihe promems and,conflicts of their gambling coin devices are consider-I daily lives with as much calmness ably relieved by the new version. It )as they possibly s can. There is no expected that the Senate will j longer "any doubt that a calm approach to one's problems pays dividends in health. okay Bennett's changes anri that the bill will get through this session. No Labor Market Tor Reformed R ds , . . . , . . .. . ,. , | his king of clubs In the hope thai IN HOLLYWOOD By ErsUne Johnson N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Behind he Screen: Ezio Pinzi, the dream my of the 'nftcr-40-Natures-for- •ou-spelled-backwards" set, was .rapped in a crowded room. While Jimmy McHugh played 'Enchanted Evening" from "South ""acific" on a baby grand, 200 guests ammed into Dorothy Kirstcn's liv- ng room and spilled out into her garden as a welcome-to-Hollywood party for the 58-year-old basso who will have Lann Turner chasing after ilm in MGM's "Mr. Impcriurn." "Bored in a crowded room?" T rtilspcrcd to him as all 200 guests ricd to shake hands with him at the same lime. There was a wild "I hale-cock- ail-partfes" loot in his eyes as he eplied, "Sometimes." Pinza tried to land an MOM contract six years ago. The studio made test and said. "No. thanks." Then he sailed into "South Pacific"- and proved he was a Gable in basso disguise. After MOM's Leo the Lion Kot through blushing, the studio admitted its mistake and signed him up. Back In Business Lois Moran is back in Hollywood and ready to grabble with contracts Rgain even though her nnme has been missing from movie marquees since 1931. But there will be no playing mama to Van Johnson or Montgomery Clift for Ix>ls. She's about as Mother Machrec- ish as Linda Darnell. Fans who have forgotten that she started her cnrecr nt the ace of M will start mumbling to themselves when they lamp her unlincd face and whistle figure. Chill Wills, elevated lo slar sta- lus under his new contract with Republic, wouldn't dream of letting any other actor do an Edgar Bcr- sen lo Francis the mule's Charley Mc.Carlhy. He told me between takes on the set of 'The Black Hills": "I've asked Republic lo let me do one Francis picture a year They're smart enough showmen here to let me." Tharlrs t.aughlon has hern doinj; a Mr. Chips for over livo .years v.illi Shelley Winters. B?lila and olhcr Hollywood MRcr-heavcrs who hanker for hlRhcr dramatic Taming. Now, between dramatic classes, he's Hollywood's No. i summer tourist attraction in "The Cherry Orchard." Rotund Lruishton lounges on I sofas in the manner of a Muscovite mob who eats candy," lie explains — weeps on Eugene Lcontovitch's shoulders and watches his players out of the corner of his eye. The grapevine has it that Laugh- .on will turn screen director now that he's broken the ice as a stage director, but he says: "You have to be asked, you know." On His Waj Richard Erdman's wisecracking paraplegic in "The Men" broke his long spell of bad career luck. Bristle-haired Dick jumps from a role in "Cry Danger" to a lead in Harry Popkin's "The Hard Pillow." He says he found it easy to flip in a wheelchair. "Most paraplegics are comicj," he said. "Funny guys from the word go. They never allow themselves to take anything seriously." Adrian Booth I.Mrs. David Brian) Is facing tolil that slic's a rinftr [<ir liedj Ijimarr in Ihe hlarlc wiff she's wearing for a movie rnlf. But Ihcre will be no dye buckets for Adrian. She says: "My dart vo spank me anj David would 1e*T« me." She's been playing western school inarms and dance hall girls but she isn't hanging her head in shame. "Listen," says Adrian, "to nuke the come true requires real acting." Id to Korea, but the moral sup. wrt Is there. That means much, omlng as it dots from the big, non-Communist power in Asia, It U difficult to escape the belief hat this likely represents »• strik- ng change In the views of Prime Minister Nehru, who has been pur- ulng a neutral line In the cold war. This thought is strengthened by the act that only a few days ago Nehru, nroule home from a tour of Red- ilagued Indonesia, pjusd In Burma o make » speech" In which he harged lhat Indian Communists were attempting to "destroy our ountry and our younger genera- Ion." Consideration Needed That calls for consideration, coning as it does from the man who may become the dominant leader of Asia's non-Communist nations t seemed to indicate at least a change in his method of dcaline with the Red Ism. In days not long past Nehru has ound some virtue In communism, and has appeared to be pursuing a -ather non-committal attitude in lis public utterances. Recently, lowever. he has voiced some very outspoken criticism of communism Whether his trip to Indonesia has lad anything to do with this change sn't apparent, but It's Interesting o note that he condemned met! ods of communism in a speech? fore a committee of the Indones^S parliament. Re<l§ Ditrupt Thlngi The prime minister declared that 'Communist methods in India lead not to building up anything but to disrupting things and creating chaotic conditions." He cautioned he Indonesians lo bolster their 'reedom, lest outside forces "come a sweep them away like a broom." He added that the Communists, after finding it Impossible to make progress through normal parliamentary processes, adopt terroristic activities. This was the first time during riis round of speeches In Indonesia that Nehru had used the term communism." A few days later In Burma we find him again uttering warning against Red tactics. At the same time the prime minister advocated Joint India-Burma action for economic consolidation of the two neighboring countries. Back of this undoubtedly lies the fact that India needs foodsluff from the great Burmese rice-bowl and that India's Industries can supply Burma with many necessities. Moreover, in unity lies strength. Must Watch Conclusions .. We shouldn't jump to sweeping conclusions In trying to read Nehru's mind. He Is a very positive individual who will make known . position In due course. .We, are entitled, however, to l r __ nlate'whether this great personality Is In process of moving Into the leadership of non-Communist. Asia on a platform which condemns the manner in which the Red forces are carrying out their Ideological revolution. There Is no other platform on which he could stand successfully, for neutrality wouldn't turn the trick. There Is no middle course in this cold war. i from his own hand. He then hue The grand slam shown today j lo win two club tricks to make hi: was too ambitious a contract. The] slam. culprit was not South, who bid j If West had not doubled, South the slam, but North. The jump to ! might have taken the club finesse two hearts was too flimsy, for | However, the double practically lo North should have had a better fit ; cated the king of clubs and South's only hope was that West had been squeezed on the spades and diamonds. Declarer Iherelore led the club from dummy and played Ihe ace from his own hand. Since this dropped the king from the West for clubs or a stronger heart suit. South found out that his partner had three aces. His bid of four no trump, the Blackwood Convention, asked for aces; and the reply of five spades showed three aces. Now South thought it reasonable to count four spades, four diamonds, .wo hearts and one club. If North had the king of clubs, that suit would povide two additional tricks. If North lacked the king of clubs, ic should have a very strong heart suit, which would then provide the needed tricks. West knew that something had slipped. He knew that the hearts would produce only three tricks for declarer; and the clubs in his hand, declarer made his grand slam contract. West's double would have gained 100 points if it had been successful. Since the double told declarer how to play the hand, it enabled South lo win over 2000 points. It was a very poor Idea for West U> give up more than 2000 points In the attempt lo win an extra 100 points for himself. Alex WoolcotU— "I'm decadent • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for SKA Servici S/om Double Hc/pj Foe in Play of Hand When expert opponents have bid a slam of their own fret will, you are not likely to get, rich by doubling them. There arc exceptions to this rule. Occasionally, you have »n absolutely sure setting trick; and you are also sure that the enemy cannot escape to some safer slim contract. Sometimes, if your partner is to make the opening lead, you may double lo ask for an unusual lead. However, slam doubles In gcncrftl are a losing proposition. It Is especially bad to double a slam mci£- ly on prospects. "Possible" tricks have a way of vanishing. rs)>ccl»l- ly when you put the opponents on guard by » K Q .1 7 * AQ1098 N-S vul. Wei* North tut Pass 2 V Pass Pass 34 Pass Pass 5 4 Pass Double Pass P?&s 1 + 3* 4N.T. IN. T. Pass , Opening lead—48 75 Years Ago Today Cecil Shane, well known local attorney and mayor of Blylhevills, and Oscar Fendler, young allorney. have announced the formation of a new lair firm to be known aj Shane and Pendler. Mr. and Mrs. Boone Hall have as their guests Mrs. Hall's mother. Mrs. M. Brady, her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Sawyer, a nd son Jesse Jr., of San Antonio, Texas. They will be here several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stevens and daughter, Marjorie, .spent Sunday at Clarkton, Mo., as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Easley who formerly lived here. They will be accompanied home by Betty Jans Easley who be their guest for R- week. Mrs. Walter Miller, of Akron. O.. U the houseguest of Mr. and Mr,s. Harvey Morris for a week. She is a s!st«r of Mrs. Morris. Echlnoderm 16 Army officer (»b.) 19 Studies 20 Hurries 23 Things to be done hand looked like good insurance against that suit. It looked to him as though declarer could make four spades, four diamonds, three hearts, and only one club. West's reasoning was excellent up to this point. Nevertheless, his double was a very bad Idea since it told declarer how to make thirteen tricks out of twelve. West opened the eight of spades, and declarer won In his own hand with the king. South cashed the king of hearts, took his tour diamond tricks, discarding a low heart from the dummy, and then ran the spades. By this time West was in great trouble. He! could .save only four cards. Three ot those cawls had to be hearts to prevent dummy's eight of hearts from becoming established. West therefore had to blank. HORIZONTAL 6 Moll'usk 1.4 Depicted 'Laughler echinoderm „ 5. ound 10 Wounds 8 Small devil 12 Father of Ajax 9 D °"ghy strip 14 Pastry 10 " has » 15 Town in Iraq bearing shell 17 American poei 1IOrienU1 «>! 18Not (prefix) "Lacks 19 Hymns 21 Down 22 Tidy 24 Chilly 26 Rim 27 War god 28 Hebrew deity 25 B ' r( 29 Note of scale 32 Noise 30 Nickel (symbol) 31 Italian river 32 Laleral part 34 Town in California 37 Persian poet 35 Harvest 39 Higher 40Mathemalical quantities 46 Sun god 47 Dozo 49 Declaim 50 Bother 51 It is in form 53 Aches SSUndulat* 56 Ajiger VERTICAL 1 Dirtied 2 Before 3 An (Scot.) 4 Slate 5 Network 33 Harm 35 It is a — creature 36 Gems 41 Cage 44 Preposition 45 Corded fabric 48 Greek letter 50 Ventilate 52 Compare (abj 42 Seed covering 54 Three-toed 43 Burden sloth

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