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PAGE FOUR BLVTHEVILLB (ARJC.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1M« TMK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher •ARRT A. HAINKS, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bolt Nation*! Advertising RepresentaUrea: Wallace Wltnicr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit AU»nt», Memphis. Entered as tecond class matter at the pott- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, uiider act o( Con, October ». U17. Member o( The Associated Prcsa ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any mburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month Bj mall, within a radius ot 60 miles J4.00 per »t«r. »2.00 for sU months, $1.00 for three montlis: bj m*l] outside 60 mile zone. $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations I say unto fhce, Arise, and lake up lliy l>«i, and go thy way into lliinc house.—Mark 2:11. » » « Christ's miracles were vivid manifestations to the senses that He is the Saviour of the body- end now as then the issues of life and death are in His Imnds—that our daily existence is n perpetual miracle. The extraordinary was simply a manifestation of God's power in the ordinary —F. W. Robertson. Barbs With new summer styles pretty much in full swing, father is having his annual fit. « + * A Chicago drunk, heading tor home, hailed a police cruiser Instead of a la\i. He was taken., lo a new home. * • * We're hearing the old expression "What's up?" ', more and more these days—or didn't you plant a garden? * + + You ran blame a man- for jelling; Impatient with a wife—generally speaking. + + + Some day some smart father is goiilf; to pass the hat Instead of smokes when twins are horn. U. S. Indecision in Far East Paved Way for Korean War Our leaders' bvave response to the Russian challenge in Korea should not blind us to the fact that America up to now has behaved in a fashion that would invite such a crisis. Neither President Truman, his lop- flight advisers or Congress can escape " blame for political, military and psychological mistakes that helped set the stage for communism's march against South Korea. No fair individual would argue that from 1945 on we should have seen the Russians for what they are. They were our wartime allies, and we could not overnight begin regarding them as potential enemies. But at least since late 1946 we have understood that the Soviet Union is bent on world conquest. In the light of that knowledge, which has been continuously reinforced by events ever since, the United States has committed errors that stamp us as,still immature and unrealistic in world affairs. For example, we withdrew our occupation troops from South Korea IS months ago. We did this because President Syogman Rhec of the new Korean republic requested it; because Russia was gaining propaganda advantage from her removal of troops from North Korea, and because our military men said theh country was strategically indefensible and thus worthless in the broad Pacific defense pattern. We shrugged off the really critical fact: that the departing Russians had left behind them a strong, well-equipped North Korean puppet army, while South Korea had only ill-trained, inadequately armed defenders. To be sure, the U. S. voted arms aid to South Korea, but it has been painfully slow in arriving. To pin hope on . South Korea's ability lo save itself if attacked was obviously a gross misjudgment almost devoid of realism. Formosa illustrates our failures, loo. American military leaders disagreed over ils strategic worth, and those who rated it secondary won Mr. Truman's ear. Their views were underlined by Secretary of State Acheson's belief that intervention to protect Formosa meant outraging Asiatics who are showing more and more desire to work out their destinies without western help. But now we have reversed our attitude on the ground that the Korean war alters the picture. It certainly docs. But the threat to Korea was always there. If Korea was originally considered indefensible and yet its possession by a hostile power is reason for us to safeguard Formosa, why shouldn't we have prepared lo defend the island from the start? ' In keeping hands off Formosa we may have smoothed the nationalist feelings of several Asiatic countries; but on the other hand we did ourselves much harm by convincing many leaders there that we had no intent to act firmly against communism in Asia. Our long indecision regarding; vital Indo-China is in Ihc same category. We have recently reaffirmed our purpose to aid the French in their hot war against Ho Chi Alinh's Red forces. But we have been and still are dangerously slow in making lhat purpose effective. By these failures, by these withdrawals and half-hearted gestures of support, we have encouraged the Russians to move forward, probing Asia's soft spots. Jlad we appraised the situation maturely and realistically and acted with unmistakable firmness on the basis of such an appraisal, Russia would have been discouraged from advancing. Perhaps we can learn from this Korean war that the time to show our true fiber is before a crisis develops. Not every showdown can be averted, nor should it be. But the wisdom and bravery that is now going into this one might better have been expended in preventing it from arising. Views of Others Tough Going at First The United Nations forces in South Korea will find their tasty difficult for a period not now predictable. The Red Invaders, launching R thoroughly planned and carefully prepared campaign for conquest with a surprise attack, attained their preliminary objectives and obtained tactical and positional advantages It may take long to overcome: Against the Red tanks, air force and numerically superior ground troops the defending South Koreans could bring little more than rifles. Such artillery as they had was obsolete and outranged. They could not hall the ground drive led by the Red tanks aided by control of the air by Red fighting planes. American intervention by request of the UN Security Council was prompt. American planes slowed clown the rate of the invaders' advance and measurably restored the damaged morale of Ihe South Korean defenders. But the season for which the invasion was planned gave the invaders a weather advantage too. UN air operations and counterattacks have been hampered by bad weather. The rains make Korea's poor highways worse ntici correspondingly handicap the movements of UN ground re-enforcements,, and supplies. The early chapters of the Korean defense campaign may not, therefore, make pleasant reading for the peoples who are supporting the UN's effort to halt the Red invasion. Defense troopi must be brought in and up to Ihe front in adequate numbers and with sufficient equipment to meet an attack long planned, heavily manned and equipped with the modern weapons and machines the South Korean army lacked. That will take time. But our own country at least—never ready for war and' subject U> surprise and temporary 'disadvantage for that reason, always has turned the preliminary gains of aggressive enemies Into final defeats and heavy losses. The present handicaps and disadvantages In Korea may be overcome sooner than we now expect. That is the fervent hope of the American people and the oilier freedom-loving nations aliened with us in the United Nations and its united effort to halt "active aggression" wherever it breaks out. ' —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE No One Cares for an Old-Fashioned Gal Any More Korean Experience Is Not New to Yanks Peter fdson't Washington Column — Farm Elements Are Still Tops On the Political Scene in Iowa DES MOINES, la. (NEA)—Iowa's industrial product is now equal to, or even a little higher than its agricultural product. Bach is now estimated as having an annual value of about $2,000,000,000 a year. But any Idea that Iowa has become, or is becoming, an industrial state—in the same sense that Ohio, Indiana mid Illinois have become industrialized, would be wrong-. So the political forces that dominate, or try to dominate, in-primarily, industrial states arc hot'so* acthfe'in Iowa. There are strong organizations of the Iowa Manufacturers' Association and an Iowa Development Commission. I. M. A, sponsored the Development Commission at the end of the war, and got it state funds to bring now industries to the -state. "But," says Ed, A. Kimball, manager of the Manufacturers' Assn., "we have no political activities that we talk about for publication." He mentions, though, that 25 years ago there were only two or three manufacturers at state political conven- tions. Now there are 65 to 75. Iowa has CIO Political Action Committee programs and AFL Labor League for political programs. I But they haven't been too successful In getting or keeping their members in political line, to follow the international union policies. Iowa Farm Bureau Largest Biggest organization, biggest pre.ssure group, biggest lobby is still the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, with spic and span air-conditioned offices in a modern skyscraper See EDSON in Page 8 DOCTOR SAYS <3 fever. Marseille fever, and rlckettslalpox are diseases which few people have heard much about. Typhus or jail fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever ahd Tsutsugam- usbi disease (the scrub typhus of the war) have all attracted more attention. All of these diseases are caused by tiny living bodies known as RIckettsiae. Several of them, particularly Q fever and rlckettsialpox, are rather new diseases and as yet have not, caused much trouble though one can never be certain that they will not do so In the future. One of the most curious of tlvue rlckettslal diseases is rickettsial- pox, which was reported from New Yorlc City three or four years ago. This disease starts suddenly with chills, fever, sweats and backache. In a day or two a rash comes out. About a week before the chills and fever a small, round, firm, reddish spot shows up on the skin. In most cases the rash lasts between four lo seven days; In the :es as long as 10 days. All of the patients so far seen have recovered without complications. Rlckettsias have been found In the blood of patients with rickett- sialpox. They have been found also In a louse-like parasite living mice caught in the neighborhood where many of the patients lived The obvious conclusion is that the infecting organisms occurred in mice, were picked up by the mouse parasites and the parasites carriec th« rickettslas to human beings and thereby gave them the lnfec> tion. SPOTTED FEVERS Another important group of dis eases caused 'by rickettsia-s are the spotted fevers of which Rockj Mountain spotted fever Is the bes known example in this country This disease Is carried by at leas two different kinds of ticks, th wood tick being most common i the western states and the dog tic in the Atlantic region. Reasonably good vaccines to pre vent Rocky Mountain spotted feve have been prepared. Those who liv in or travel In areas when this dis ease Is prevalent should be vaccin atetl. A chemical compound calle para - aminobenzoic acid seem IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnaon NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD _(NEA> — men: John Dall is on strike against playing any more lip-dribblers Retirirfg the Lawn Mower? Who said the work] was going to the dogs? The headlines may be full of misery and mendacity. Professors may worry and politicians stew. nut cue solid citizen is convinced that progress hasn't ceased. We speak of the common garden variety of home gardener. Not only do the plant hybridizers give him bigger and better varieties of flowers and vegetables every year. Not only do tool manufacturers turn out every conceivable kind of gadget to lighten his labors—even lo one with which he can practice golf strokes and cut weeds at the same lime. Not only do Die chemists combine fertili/ers with weed killers, and even concoct solutions that can distinguish between wmls and grass, and powders than harm insects but not humans. Now they have come up with an Invention to eliminate the lawn-mowing chore. (We cull it "chc:e" although some enthusiasts claim thrre is no plcnsnulcr way of petting in a good walk,) Researchers down at the University of North Carolina should find a happier nnme for their beneficent discovery than "rnnli-ic hyrivazide." They warn against extravagant hopes and say Hint their wonder Is not yet ready for use by the public. "But experiments have shown (hat, one spraying in spring stopped grass growth for four months. It is also said (o do various weeding jobs and hold hack fruit Duds till frost is past. But the 22.222.222 men who shave and manicure suburban greensward every week will forgive it for failure in any of these other tasks if only it retires the lawn mower. Even then ycur real gardener will expect more pioRirw. He probably will ask the inventors to find something for Dial fellow next door who lets his dandelions go lo seed, -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR the screen. He's acting the role of an uncomplcx homicide squad detective in "The Gun" and saying: "I was an All-American boy in a couple of pictures. One of them was a fright movie with Ueaiinn UurbJn. Now I want to get away from neurotics and go back to being A11 - A inerica n. 1't.s easy. You just pull your forelock down and show your teeth." John mastered the Welsh accent for "The Corn is Green" and then found that the Warner front office had him mixed with and immigrant just off the boat. "They kept lling me that they had no parts Welshmen, but to be patient," wailed. "1 was tinder contract, t they let me go to New York straight romantic purl in 5ear Ruth.' But do you think r uld get them to take a look at c on the stage?" Jeff C handler, I'm not afraid In rcdict, will he (he bobby SOMTS' f. w s woo n boy when Films he has iade for I'ox ami TJl roach Hie The back in fancy duds again for R chnngu—"Just to prove I can tio something besides ride a horse"— but he isn't kicking about his sue- So They Soy I'm more relaxed than I've rvcr hern In more veins than T care to remember.—New York Governor Thomas Dewey. nttcr announrmg he would not lun lor re-election. cess as a buckskin hero, "The westers I make." he says 'are for adults. Lots of necking and chasing dolls. I can order a drink at the bar, smoke a cigaret and kiss the purty gals. The kids don't have a thins to say about It." Xlc« Work Dick Anderson, who's being curried and combed in Metro's talent stables, was once a messenger boy in the studio's publicity department. Gary Grant spotted him on a Hollywood television show. Introduced him to Dore Schary and waved a skip-the-thanks goodby. You'll see Mm in Lana. Turner's "N*o T.ifc of Her Own" btTnre he hits the screens in "The Story of a Divorce" and "Grounds for Marriage. Dick says his first scene with Lana was easy. "I sit in on an advertising agency conference. A lot of gals walk In and we look to see if their legs will do for hosiery ads. Then Lana walks in and lifts her skirt. We all smile and look happy about her cd up ab the-ceillng for about two minutes. "Gathering inspiration from this, promising In the treatment of least some of the diseases In th! group. Fortunately both aureomy cin and chloramphenicol also see: to give favorable results in treat mcnt. r-»T5« sonlng on the length In diamonds, t reUttons. By DeWITT NscKENZU AP Forrlfn AHftln AnftJjrrt Britain's former Prime Minister Vinston Churchill declared in th» ouse of Commons a couple of dtyt ?o that a Communist victory •Corea might result In World Such a statement by this war-? iatesman demands respectful con- ideratlon, especially In these dayi 'hen all the hills are echoing tht nxlous query. "Must we have another world •ar?" . This column has discussed th« oint before, but it is worth looking t again. Mr. Churchill didn't mean iterally, of course, that the loss rf Korea In Itself would Immediately produce a global upheaval. Howver, a Red victory in Korea cer- ftinly could set In motion a chain f reactions which Inevitably would e&d to another world conflict. ThU s Indeed a dangerous moment. Domination of Korea The domination of all Korea by Russia would be a hard blow to th« lemocractes. The mountainous pe- linsula Is of great value strategically—a base of much Importance to supremacy in the Far East. And because of this circumstance 'ts control has come to be universally egarded as a mark of strength. Thus its complete domination by Russia would be a serious blow to he democracies—militarily. In pres- ige and In the matter of morale. It vould have a great Influence on th« rest of Asia. , 'A^. Now just to keep the iWtwft straight let It be stated here that he action In Korea sponsored by the United Nations Is not for the aurpose of putting the democracies into "control" of the peninsula. It to establish the Independence of the peninsula, and that would tend nullify Its importance as a military base. * Tough Sledding American forces In Korea hmv* continued to encounter tough golnj In these early stages of their TIN. assignment, as was a foregone conclusion. However, the high command in Washington yesterday described the situation of American ground forces as not "serious In any way." This was after assurances had been received from General MacArthur's headquarters. President Truman himself also declared that he was confident everything would work out all right in Korea. Plans are being pushed to throw more strength, especially air power, into the fighting. Not the First Time Just In passing it may be noted that this isn't the first experience the U.S. Marines and our Navy have had Jn Korea. Way back In "71 an American naval mission visited the country, bent on establishing trade West Is known to have only two or three diamonds In his original hand. East Is known to have five or six diamonds in his original hand. The chances are that the player with shortness in diamonds has length in spades to help fill out his hand. For thus reason also, declarer should tend to assume that West has the queen of spader. 'Hie theory U that the player who has more spades Ls more likely to have he led a low trump to dummy's king and linefeed the trump on the way back. Unfortunately, this lost to West's queen, and South eventually lost the ace of clubs as well. I tne Q«een with them. "I know that this sort of situa- i I will admit that there Is tion Is a guess. However, how would tain amount of guesswork an expert play this hand and would | he have a better chance of guess- , ing the queen of spades? Also. should we bid the hand as we did?" 'The hand was bid excellently, and the small slam contract was a worthwhile gamble. If I were playing the hand myself. I wou'd cer- t«iv»lv w^nt to reach a contract of six spades. A.ter winning the first trick with the ace of diamonds, declarer cer- this sort of hand, but it isn't a sheer guess. If 10 experts played the hand against the opening lead of the nine of diamonds, I believe that at least eight of them would make the .slam. And I wouldn't be surprised if tiiey all made It. Today 75 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. While left should lead his singleton club at once. Looking at the ceiling LS not nearly so effective as giving the opponnets the chance to make a mistake. To begin wtih, the opponent who has the ace of clubs may nol- take this Fall :i iul winter. It's onn|| C g S . r m very happy I became an f those itsiinl Hollywood s juries, actor." Chandler was n local radio actor, nocking himself out on half a ozen different daily shows while is agent tried lo interest some .iidio- Finally UI saw the light, gned him up and now shares his ontraet with Darryl Zcmuck. Both udios are convinced he's a young tiulc. Hut just before the UT con- ract was signed, another studio •usting director brushed him off I ith: | "Sorry, you're not the leading ; lan type. We'll call you when \\c ced some mugs." i Quiet Sido I Lcc J. Cobb admits that he isn't .c lamb tiiat followed Mary, but either is he the firebrand that nipers accused him of being after ic split with Fox this year. "The only temperament. L have xerclsed has l>cen hi the front ffice—never on the .set. 1 even iiive rui agreement with Fox to do film this year if Its mutually icccplablc." Cobb doesn't expect »o p 1 a y 'Death of a Salesman" in pictures —"It's n rare thing for a man who Oilglnatcs a role to repeat it in Richard Basehart sal comfortably at home in Hollywood while director Henry Hathaway and a camera crew photographed his suicide leap from the 15th floor of a New York skyscraper for the movie, "M Hours." A stunt man perched on the ledge and then a prop man flushed over a straw dummy for the long-shots. The New York sequences, aimed on Broadway near the Wall Street district, had a daily audience of from 2000 to 5000 New Yorkers during (he 12-day location. The studio hired 300 extras as sidewalk sawker.s but every day inquisitive New Yorkers shoved the extras i\Fide for the choice front row vantage points. Hathaway says "Our 300 extras didn't have i chance." JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service AK954 ( ¥ AKQ «Q + KQ J«7 AQ82 V 1063 4974 4 10872 W E s (DEALER) A73 V 9 5 2 « KJ 10 B3 J. A54 A AJ 106 V J874 A A B S 2 + 9 E-W vnl South Wwt North tut Pass Pass 1 * Pass I A Pass 4 A Pass 5 » Pass 5 6 4 Paw Ps » Pass ss Pass Opening lead — • 9 today for a vacation to be .spent in St. Louis. Cincinnati and Phtlartet- phiii. Their so:is will visit relatives in Paragoulci. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tull and children, formerly of here and nov, T o: Trenton, Tenn., accompanied by Mrs. TulVs mother, and a sister o Mrs. Tull who has recently rctiirn- ed from Japan, where she ,1s a mis Their reception was friendly at irst, but two of our - ships :ired on by a Korean fort. in apology wasn't forthcoming, Marines were sent ashore under cover of naval guns. The Yanks cantured the fort and killed some 200 Korean troops In the fight, vith a loss of three Marines. Then during the first World War American troops were sent into Si- >eria as part of an Allied expedl- :Ion. Tills was In 1917 after the Russian armies had withdrawn from the war as the result of the Bolshevist revolution. The Allies decided to send a force Into eastern Siberia with the Idea of supporting the anti-Bolshevist organizations fighting In Russia and of aiding the Czechoslovak legion which was battling across Siberia towards the Pacific. The venture wasn't a success, and tht Americans withdrew- in 1920. slonary, spent yesterday as g'jests of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barham. The marriage of Miss Pauline Priiett, and Mr. Charles M. Abbott, both of this city, was solemnized Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with the Rev. Roy Heard performing the ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Stlriti left thti morning for a two weete trip through the Ozarks. Asiatic Animal Answer to Previous Puzzle l.anky Uod Cameron, uho hasn't been corralled by any movie iiuccns yet, admits bis engagementj lo Kay Hurkley is colder than those j movie rivers be fords (in horsrli;irk.' Grinning oliout the whole thins on Ihe M* of "The Black Hills," lied (old me: "It's all off. It \vils a very Impulsive thing. I think I'll just slay with my horse and she can pet her- sel[ a city Iclla." Kod and Kay met during Hie filming of "Stace to Tur.'ion," rmc Able to Make Slam "Plea.>e comment on the bidding and play oi this hand," write* a Cincinnati correspondent. "Wo IhouKht we had been pretty cntc when we bid the sm;il] slam. As you can sre, it depends only on giiwwi- ing which opponent has the queen of spades. "When the hand was actually played, West opened the nine ot diamonds. Dummy played the queen, Knst covered with the kin,*, •ind South won with the ace. At It on the first round of that suit, In that case, he may never make his ace. Secondly, the opponent i who takes the ace of clubs, if he! rioe.s take it, may make the mistake of returning a trump. This would eliminate the guess. Even if the opponents make no mistakes of this kind, the play may give declarer additional Information to help him'guess the trumps. I In this case important evidence would develop. Suppose for example that East takes the ace of clubs and gets out safely by leading a heart. South now knows that West led the nine of diamonds, almost surely the top card of a short holding In diamonds. Hence East must have slart- e.d with at least five diamonds headed by the ktng-Jack-ten. East also -started wilh the ace of clubs. It Bust had also held the q'leen of spades, would he have passed over the opening bid o! one club? The chances are that he would have made a bid of some sort. Hence South should tend to play West for the queen of jpadcs rather :han HORIZONTAL. M Its horns are frazzled from stabbing nests VERTICAL 1 German emperor 2 Peculiarity 3 Oriental herb 4 Pair <ab.) 5 Legal point 6 Royal Italian family name 7 Belgian river 8 Vehicle 9 High school (ab.) 10 Devotee U Closer 12 Dress of Ihc series nf tumhlcvvrcd epics ihis poll'.!., South laved senrchtiu- Evrn wit'iout this vrn <nali clue., he't been making. He'd like to gel !y at bolh opponents and then look- South should base part o! his rc»- | 1 Depicted animal 8 U is a forest ox of French Indo 13 Eulogy 14 Property'item 15 Simplified form of Esperanto 16 Manage 18 Caspian language 19 Chinese river 20 Sea eagle 21 Oriental measure 22 Greek letter 24 Jujube Z5 Cereal grasses 17 Hall-em 27 Female horse 28 Ol the thing 29 Morindin dye 30 Medical suffix 31 Symbol for antimony 32 Shakespearean king 34 Migratory worker 37 Measure of cloth 38 High mountain 39 Son of Nut 40 Aiabhn, garment 43 Installment paid (ab.) 44 Goddess of the harvest 46 White poplar 48 Sell-esteem 49 Former Russian rulers ftl Celestial beings 53 Venu» 3*1 ANGORA GOAT 23 Antenna 24 Discoverer oC Pacific 26 Gunlock catch 27 Mixture of ground feeds 32 Dormice 33 Expire 35 Frustratt 36 Oppugn 40Hc.irl <Egypt) 41 Finest 42 On the sheltered sid» 45 Salt 46 Onager 47 Make a mistake 48 Roof finial 50 Right line (ab.) 52 Part of "b«"

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