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FA9E8IX LYTHEVTLLg (AKK.) COUNTER NEWS | I1U BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I THE COURIER N1CWS CO. f H. W. KAINES, PubUihcr • HAJUtT A. RAINES, AjtltUnt Publisher } A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor ' , MUL D. HUMAN, AdT«rtisin( Manager »tion»l AdTfrtislng Repre«nt»tiYe«: W&lUc* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, MenphU, •ntertd u ucond class matter «t the poit- offtet »t Blylheville, Arktii&u, under tct o[ Con, October 8. 1*11. ' Member of The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler ID the city ot Blytheville or any Mburbtji town where carrier service U maintained, 30c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius of 50 miles 14.00 pej f«*r, 13.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by Bi»U outside SO mile lone, (10.00 per year p«jr»ble In advance. Meditations My soul thirslelh for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?—' Psalms 42:2. . • « Were I so tall to reach the pole, Or grasp the ocean with my span, I must be measur'd by my soul, The mind's the standard of the man. —Watts. Barbs Tlie favors given at a party aren't the only one* with strings attached to them. + * + When people gel Cull credit for what lliey do, they don't need credit for what thej- buy. * * * A woman educator says today's girl is always on her toes. And they're sticking right out of the front of her shoes. * « * You're much more likely to jret [here safe- •nd Bound If yon limit your speed Instead of •peed your limit. It would be nice If being snowed under with work would keep us cool during the hot days. Trucks' Effect on Highways Requires Impartial Study The nation's governors believe big •trucks are seriously damaging U. S. highways. They,blame "deliberate ovcr- t lading" for much .-of the harm. -••> ,:;•- fi.--At the recent governors' conference they got support for their vie\vs from •j Thomas MacDouaM, U. S. Public Roads ' Commissioner. He has long charged the trucking industry with consciously violating state laws limiting truck loads. This whole issue is confused by the conflicting claims of truckers and highway engineers. The Association of State Highway Officials recommends 18,000 pounds per axle as the safe weight for ordinary highway pavements (weight per axle is the critical figure). •But the truckers say the recommended limit is too low. They argue thnt poor engineering, weathering and other factors have rr.ore to do with highway damage than overloading. They declare further that they will abide by the findings of impartial tests bearing on the effect of heavy truck loading. Right now the U. S. Public Roads Bureau is conducting a series of such tests. Bureau officials insist they are strictly down the middle and have no wish to favor one side or the other in this dispute. But it isn't clear that the truckers will accept their tests as sufficiently impartial. Yet, if they do not rate them satisfactory, it would seem fair from the public's standpoint that they devote their energies to arranging for suitable experiments. And it would seem proper,'loo, that they wait until such tests have been made before lobbying in state after state for higher weight limits. Evidence is definite that truckers have already been successful in such a campaign in many states. It is hard to reconcile these activities with their expressed willingness to accept scientific, impartial findings on weight' limits. What if sound tests show that 18,000 pounds per axle IS a wise ceiling? Furthermore, there can be no justification for any deliberate flouting of the load limits, as governor after governor has charged. No one anywhere is questioning the role of the truck in the U. S. transportation economy. No one wants to rule it off the road—not even the big truck. The average American, who probably drives a car and almost certainly pays some of the taxes that build U. S. highways, merely would like to be sure thai his roads arc not-abused, lie would like to feel that the highway laws in the -IS states reflect the scientific facts about highway uamage. Until those'facts can b« determined, all legislative action relating to weight limits ought to be suspended. This is MacDonald's advice to the governors, and also the urging of the Council of State Governments. Let's hope the truckers can join to create a united front of R|! parties concerned with highway safety and maintenance. FRIDAY, JULY T, No Time for Fashion In case you missed the fact amid nil the hot and heavy bulletins on Korea, it might be well to point out that the war crisis gave Secretary of State Acheson a chance to prove he is human after all. Acheson seldom ventures forth on public business unless he is dressed to kill. Indeed, iiis normally impeccable attire is a source of irritation to many in Washington who think it adds to his aloofness. Well, there was nothing aloof-looking about our Secretary the day he heard of the Korean war. He jumped into his convertible and, hatless and coatless, raced down to his office many • miles from his home. Too bad no one was around to snap his picture at the time. It might have done more lo enhance his popularity on Capitol Hill than anything he could Views of Others Progress in Cotton The center of cotton production in the Unit- ed'States is moving from the Old South to the Southwest »nd West. This u one of the great progressive changes In American agriculture. Acreage controls are presenting some obstacles and bringing delay, but the shift is bound to come. Both the Old South and the newer cotton country will benefit. The old .^cattle kingdom" of the Texas plains, for example, has developed into the biggest cotton-growing area in the world, covering approximately 16,000 square milc.s. 'Hie open range has been broken up into thousands of amall farms. When the "cattle kingdom" began to dissolve in 1880 it had a total population of 2,131 person.?. The 1940 census showed 203,723, and further Increase has followed. The rise of cotton and the grain sorghums began with the drilling of the first Irrigation well in 1911. By ''1925 there were 2,014,875 acres in cultivation, 30 years later 5,115,615, mid many have been added since. Power equipment with the speed that counts has made for better and cheaper cotton production. Betterments have »lso been making Iheir way In the Old South. The trend is away from cotton and toward livestock »nd pasture. The agriculture Is handicappcctjby- lack of mechanization. The large amount .of—hard work required for major crops has resulted ..In low production per worker «nd »n average low Income. While mechanization Is now in full swing in much ot the Soulh, It has Its difficulties. Yet a higher standard of living Is now In process for many farmers. Tradition U being forced to give way substantially to better lanrl me. More and more thousands of farmers of a more alert and progressive type are coming up throughout the cotton area, old and new. The gains from this are not limited to the localities, but bring good to the entire country. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Boon for Motorists. Here's something that may brighten the motorist's life. It's a 'fix-up for scratches, dents and holes in auto bodies, brought out, says the AP, by the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. of St. Paul (and Little Rock). The material Is described as a paste-like stuff, with an aluminum base, which will stick lo ai- most any kind of clean surface. It's rather soft when first exposed to the air. so it can be puttied into the damaged places and smoothed off. Then it hardens, and the dent or hole is gone. This sounds comforting. One of the sharpest of life's minor pnngs comes to a motorist when his new car gets Its first dent. The blemish may he small, but it seems to cover 10 to 40 per cent of the car, and will cast a shadow over the home circle. Happy days are nearer if this dent-tiller does the job. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Soy 1 wish to emphasize that the objective of our efforts is peace, not conflict.—President Truman, reassuring Europeans. * * • It may be that tank warfare as we have known it will soon be obsolete.—Secretary of the Army Frnnk Pace, Jr. * * * With the strides our military research fs making, we don't need to match Russia man for man, division for division.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * » » We only interpret it (democracy) In a different manner thai! the rest of the worlri.—Spain's Francisco Franco. * • t If I'm defeated (n the next election, I think 1 shall concentrate on racing.—Winston church- ill, American Democracy at Work VIE NEVEP 16 BE UNVTEt? OM 7WTHING- Peter Edson't Washington Column — Even lowans Don y t Know Why State Went Democratic in C 48 1948. and DBS MOINES. la.—(NEA> — There's a story going around Iowa about the Republican farmer who -.aid he voted for Dcwcy in 1944, voted for Dewey thought he'd vote for him again In 1952, because things never were better and he wanted to keep them that ; way. There are other stories, however— with veritable names and places — about little ._ groups of farmers getting together and admitting that while they volert for Truman In 1!K8, they'd be danged tf they would ever vote for him again. Two years later, you can still get an argument as- to why Iowa went Democratic In 1048. The common explanation has been that the farmers didn't like the Republican 80th Congress policy on flexible price supports and grain storage, and so voted Democratic. Bui, farm experts like Harry Storey, legislative representative for Iowa Farm Bureau, say that's a lot of bunk. He says what they didn't like was newey. They didn't like his mustache.; Mustaches aren't worn in grim-faced Iowa. Dewey came to Des Moines and made a speech, in which he said his usual nothing. lowans didn't like lhat. either. So'they voted for Truman, whose folksy ways had more mid-western genuineness. This Is why the major Iowa political effort between now and November will be to persuade people to get out and vote. The Republicans have a new stal« chairman, young Howard Goodwin-. He is an ex-fnrn. boy and business man. One of his major assignments Is to organize Korean War Is Bad But It Takes Time the vote. Stock-Up The vote in Iowa's recent primary was disappointingly small. This in -spite of the fact that the Farm Bureau had been conducting an allot] t campaign, with school essay contest,-; and other promotions tc persuade people to go to the polls. The campaign flopped. In that primary, however. Republican Senator Botirke B. Hick-j served a memory of what was bes 1 , enlooper piled up more votes than [in him, all the other candidates put together. And that was taken as a good sign by the Republicans. "Hick," as he Is called by everyone In the state, made a remarkable Sunday School Lesson By \VII.L(AM E. GILROY, D. I). No account of Bible characters is complete that does not begin \vilh Abraham. He was to (he land of Palestine, and to Ihe people of Israel, something of what Columbus was, to America, but a great deal more. In a scn.se he was a discoverer and pioneer, laying the foundations of the life of a people in a new environment, but he was a spiritual leader, a man of vision in things of the? soul, far beyond his time, as well ns a physical leader of resourcefulness and courage. His great trek to Palestine from far-off Ur in Chaldca seems to hm-e had Us inceplion in a spiritual vision and awakening. There, in an idolatrous home and environment, he had a conception of God who was a living Being, of c-oodne.Vi and character in worship. H is en.sy to read into the past conceptions of a laler time, and the God of Israel to the eye of realism seems at times to have been little more than a Iribal diety. But, if so, it wns a relapse inlo something far less than the lofty and noble conceplion of God, and man's relation to God, clearly manifested in Ihe story of Abraham. Consider these things. Here (Genesis 18-23-33) is Abraham pleading for the righteous minority against the riestruclion of Scdom and Gomorrah. The great significance of that Incident should not be mlfsed. How different is the conception of a God with whom man can reason, especially about Tightness, Irom that of a god of wood or stone to which man blows in blind fear or superstition! How real was Abraham's religion was manifested in the remarkable story of the strife between Abraham's herdsmen and Lot's (Genesis 13), Here was a man whose hatred of war and strife was so deep thai he was willing lo forego his own interests, and what he might have considered his rights, lo prevent strife. In that respect Ihe world has a long way to go to calch up with Abraham. Whatever was great in Lsaac and Jacob was chiefly an inheritance from Abraham. Neither was ns story of Jacob is of outstanding interest because of the struggle between good and evil .and the ultimate triumph of faith and right in a man of shifty character and a checkered career. It ts something when a man of selfishness, grabbing for himself, becomes a man of faith. Jacob .suffered for his' sins, but the story of Peniel (Genesis 32:24-32) has prc- Sec EDSON on Page 7 IN HOLLYWOOD B; Enklne Jonnion NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA)— Exclu- times: A TV set was the big prize iively Yours: There's a Broadway at the 20th Century-Fox studio play in the wind for Olivia de Havllland, who hasn't been able to find the right movie script since she won an Oscar for "The Heiress." The plans, I hear, are in the serious discussion stage . . . Margaret Truman's manager. Jimmy Richardson, Is having huddles with MOM. A spot for Margaret in a big musical? ' • * * Ironic note to Jane Cowl's death. One of her last acting Jobs was a death scene in "No Man of Her Own." Milton Bcrle and Warner Brothers are going 'round and 'round over whether he'll star in another movie. "Always Leave Them Laughing" stuffed the greenbacks into Uncle Millie's pockets, but not Warners' . . . Steve Brodic. ex-husband of Lois Andrews, will marry Barbara Savitt, widow of Jan Savilt, when he completes his tough cop role In "M." • * • Julie Bishop's prize crack about television: "It's like summer stock — only autumn never comes." Miriam Hopkins, talking about how men can't be trusted, has ihis prize Charley Brackett line in "The Mating Season": "1 once knew a brigadier Ron- oral who couldn't be trusted alone in a room wilh a Trench telephone." • * • Producer Aubrey Schcnck is taking bows for his latest hit. "Wyoming Mail." He broke all the accepted rules. He dug up the story from one of his children's history books, filmed It in brittle documentary style, used color In low key and cast the supposcdiy cold Alexis Smith as a torrid western tamale. • * * N T ur?es at the Queen of Angels Hospital here hauleci out the war paint when the bulletin board listed Charles Boyer as a patient, He turned out to be a Los Angeles merchant. Cliill Wills Not Mulish Since "Francis," in which he was the voice of the mute. Chill Wilts is swamped by autographcr seekers wherever lie goes. "In New York." he told me. "I signed Gary Grant's name in their books. You sec," lie grinned. "I heard Cary wouldn't si^n for cm. so I was sorta making it up lo the kids." • » » An income lax sleuth is In lown with atlachmcnts on Ihc hnmes of 3-1 slars for failure to pay tack I laxcs. Judy Garland I th« big name* . . , was one ol Sign of the club annual picnic . . . Hollywood eyebrows haven't come down yet. Jane Wyman showed up at Charley Foy's wilh ex-husband Ronald Reagan and new heart-heat Clark Hard wick. The grapevine Is sending out messages lhat Evelyn Kcyes will be Charlie Chaplin's leading latly in his new circus picture. He'll .1 1 s o direct Evelyn and Sydney Chaplin, Jr., in a stage version of "Othello." . , . "Cost of Living" will be release* as "Cosl of Loving." I'roducer Sam Spiegel blames c.vhibltors. "They thought it was aboul economics." Look for Belita lo toss her ice skalcs out the window and concentrate on being a stage Bern- lardt. She mowed the critics down by running the acting gamut like a champ in Ihe Charles Laitghlon- Eugcne Lcontovilch production of 'The Cherry Orchard." Her poodle. Frou-frou, Is in the play with her. f.eisen Likes .Model Milch Leisen, the director, spenl eight hours a day for a monlh m.ikinij a one-eighth scale mode! of his 83-foot schooner, the F;S- cnpadc. "It turned out so well." See HOLLYWOOD on IMgc 7 inion at all. Just to show •JACOEY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JAC'OBY Written for N'RA Service The older generation likes to speculate about how the young men and women of today are developing. Some say that they are more adventurous, .some sny that they are fU^hty. -some say that they are loo conservative. If yon listen ton*; enough you can hear any op- thai a writer on card games can speculate on the younger generation just like any- hrxly rise. J will present my own observations. They are bnsort on n hand played in the 1950 International Championships Over 1200 on Icgc students played the hand, so we ought to be able to prove something very Important. South invnrlnbly pot lo a contract of three no-trump. This doesn't prove much about the character of the college student, but It doe; prove lhat they know something about Rood bidding. The contract Is a very Round one. since It tn both unfortunate distribution anr rxrHimt defense to defeat It. Wat had to open the tlx ol make this play. See what I mean? The college students of today are just like the college students of 20 years ago. Some of them are cloth - headed, — [ some of t-her are greedy, Find some spades to hav& any chance to tie-1 of them are conservative. If any feat the contract. East played the ; sociologist wants to write a book ace of spades, winning the first! on this subject, ,hc's welcome trick. When East returned the' use this hand. to queen of spades, it was up to West to show what he was made of. Th« One type of West player decided 'that he would lake five spade tricks! •*- •? — -and Ihe ace of diamonds if tils | partner could lead a third spade a? s speculative, or you might call them ;rccriy. Another type of player, more conservative, began lo worry lhat East had only the blank ace-queen of spndes. If that were the case. It would be fatal to let East hold the second trick with his queen. If East were allowed lo win the second trick with the queen of spades, he would then have to shirt xj some other suit. No matter what East led, South would have time to develop his diamond tricks. When West got the lead with the ace of The marriage Ellis, daughter of Mildred Mrs. A. 4 J5 V 842 • K 1D82 + KJ 103 (DEALER) \orth Pass 2 N. T. Pass A 10732 VAKQ *QJO *AQ4 Both vul. Kasl Sotlih Pass 1 N. T. Pass S N. T. Pass Wrsl Pass P.TSS Opening lend—4 6- V. Ellis of this city, and Mr. Guy Bralton, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. A. L. Bralton, also of here, was solemnized Sunday evening, June 30, nt Caruthersville. Mo. Dr. and Mrs. H. K. McAdams iff Jonesrjoro, were guests ot Mrs. Lucy McAdams and family Tuesday. Miss Alyce Nelson has as her guests this weekend Mrs. Gladys Baker of 'Parkin. Ark.. C. F. Riley of Wynne, and Crittcnden Currie of CrawfordsvilTe. Ark. Mr. 4nd Mrs. W. M. Crowe have as their guests for the weekend. Mrs. Clifton Perryman and children, and Mrs. Ferryman's mother. By neWITT MacKEXZIB A! 1 Forelen Affairs Analyst Uncle Sam's intervention In Korea has been encountering disconcerting obstacles, as witness . trapping of lhat American Iry position by North Korean Red troops In the Osan area, and the big-scale retreat of South Korean troops.- Such setbacks attract, w ' (le attention here at home'. Naturally, loo. they cause public anxiety as to Just how well our rescue operations arc petting along. -* This being so, we shall do well to pause for a check-up to see whether we arc correctly estimating the significance of some of these developments — whether we arc expecting too much In ton short a lime. It'» easy to misjudge events in a faraway nnd strange land, especially when we don't have all the facts before us. This Is no time lo lose perspectives. Set-Back Is Concern Now of course It would be absurd to represent that even a relatively minor set-back isn't a matter of preat concern to our military chiefs, still, it's true that In the early davs of an operation by our troops abroad, even minor events assume major importance, while major events become mountainous in the eyes of the general public. So let's take an unemotional look at this Korean show, which. mittedly has been going badly for the South Koreans, "Tfn consequently for the U.S. as th» rescuing knight. ' First off. it's only a few days ago lhat President Truman threw the support of the United States government behind the United Nations' effort to end the Korean war produced by the Invasion of South Korea by the Russian dominated North Koreans. Here was the position on thumbnail: Powerful Red Force Powerful North Korean military forces already had poured Into -South Korea. They were trained and equipped by the Russians, who rank among the world's best soldiers. They had powerful support of Russian tanks and airplanes. The invaders caught the South Koreans off guard and qulcklv captured the capital of Seoul—a" terrible blow-to the morale of Ihe South. The South Koreans were unable to withstand the battering-ram attack of the Communists, and the Red successes continued. Here was where America was called on lo go to the rescue of the Southern republic. General' MacArthur faced the task of slarting from scratch, so to speak. In an operation against an enemy which already had overrun not only the Southern capital but Important military positions. It was a- culean job, no matter how you at It. for our rescuing forces had to be moved Into Korea by air ami sea over Ions distances. No Miracles On that basic we have no right lo exnect miracles. Indeed It would be mighly slrange !f. under such circumstances, we didn't encounter setbacks, especially in the early stages of our rescue operations. However, while we must expect ups and downs. I believe we have the right lo be confident of the future. Our man MacArthur Is • good soldier. A Nasty Business Having given this invitation to optimism r hasten lo repeat what Ihis column has recorded previously; the Korean show Is likely to b* a nasty business before w» get Ihrouph with It. As the cards lie, America and ths other nations responding to the U.N. appeal are likely in due course to be facing more Ih'an just North Korean fighting men. We may expect to see Manchurian and Chinese Communist troops pouring down through North Korea into Ihe South if the operation Is continued for long. That Is something which time will disclose but. If yon have to oet put your money on our side. Mrs. Stolid, all of Cleveland. O. !~>r. Joe Beasley, who recently graduated from Tulane University school of medicine at New Orleans. is njw on the slaff of Blytheville Hospital. Ruminant Animal 1,7 Depicted ruminant 11 Cavalry soldier HORIZONTAL 2 NcgOlive word 3 Depart 4 Gem 5 Nevada city G Italian river 7 High wind 8 Either 0 Past 10 Small tower 11 Journeys 13 Musical exercise 16 Year of Our Lord (ab.) 19 Rapidity diamonds, he would be able to cash Ihe king of spades, but Smith's ten of spades would still slop flip suit. The defenders would lake thrrc spade tricks and the ace of dia moTids—but no more. The conservative West players played the king of spades on East's queen of spades! Then they continued with the nine of spades forcing out declarer's ten. Now West was sure of defeating the contract. South could not make three no-lrump wilhoul touching Ihc diamonds. The moment South led diamonds. West could take hts ace and cosh the rest ot the.sp.ides. Tills hand made it easy to find out whether our college students ?rc grccrlv. conservative careful, or flighty. The results arc very instructive. Several hundred college students held the West cards. Some of Uiem were chuckle-headed enough not to open spades at all. When spades were opened, some of the West players were cRgoy enonch to phy the king of spades on Ihe second Irick; and some were too greedy to 14 Rodent 15 Record ol evcnls 17 Table scrap 18 In Ihe same place (ab.) 19 Inundated 21 Ruthenium (symbol) 22 Cordage Tiber 2-1 Imitated 26 Egyptian city 27 Musical instrument 28 Right (ab.) 29 Army officer (ab.) 30 Article 31 Pronoun 32 Crealed 34 Thread (comb, form 37 Roman dale 38 Stern 39 Negative reply 40 Persian rulers 46 Anent 47 British money of account 49 Climbing-plan! 50 Brown 51 Tears 53 Cords 55 Storage pit 5G Property VERTICAL 1 Peninsula in 32 It is a native of Asia 33 Worships 35 Desert vision 36 Prayer 20 Dears endings 23 Harangue 41 And 25Dulch painter 42 P.ilm lily 4,1 Demolish 44 Insects -15 Sever 48 Blackbird of cuckoo family 50 High explosiv* 52 Deciliter (ab. 1 54 Medical suffij

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