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' FACE8IX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1950 BLYTHEVELLJE COURIER NEWS m COORTKR NTWS CO. •. W. KAINXS, Publisher IUMY A. HAINES, AKlstact Publisher A. A. nUDRICKSON, AuoeUte Editor PA7L D. HUMAN, AdrertUlnj llaniger Natleeal AdTertlslng Representatives: Wilmfr Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit MtmphU. _ _,„ Mcood el**> m«tt«r at the pott- »t BIythevillt, Arluuiu, under act ol Con- October I. UL1. U*mb*r at The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: if oanitr In the cily ol Blythevllle or «nj irb«B lawn wher* carrier tcrvice U main. feiacd, 30c per neek, or 85c per month »j m«U. within a radius of 50 miles J4.00 pel jwtr, »300 for sli months, $1.00 for three months; Vy mil outside SO mil* Kme, (10.00 per year la tdruc*. Meditations d« thtftfore now and work; for (here shall •A xfraw h* flven you, yet shall ye deliver (he tele «( brlcki.—Exodus 5:1$. * t » Onuine work alone, what thou workcst faithfully, that is eternal as Ihe Almighty Founder »nd World-Builder Himself—Carlylc. Barbs Summer brings the urge to hit the open road • — which you usually find closed for repairs, » • * A r*frU<ralor is a place, where tilings kids we **p«cJaUy fond of can't bfi kept— for very *nie insu'fir to over-stuffing on the good things that come from your own garden Js the old hotnt i roan. ' * * With atl the kid* playing out In the yard, M won't be lawn nim. * * + Thl* country needs more people who get behind their work and fewer people who just get behind. Free Europe's Radio to Fight The Big Lie With Big Truth Many wise statesmen have been appealing insistently to Hie free world to •xert greater effort to the grim "strug- fl« for men's minds." They have pounded repeatedly on tto« idea that it isn't enough to combat Russian Communism with economic am! military measures; that freedom must b« ahown to be the greater cause it really in, a way of life eminently superior to the slavery imposed by Moscow. Th« first imaginative stride in this direction ha* now been taken. From a ••cret radio transmitter in Europe, a new series of programs is being beamed to tht countries behind the Iron Curtain — Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria. Radio Free Europe, as the new transmitter is called, is the product of the National Committee for a Free Europe, which was organized about a year ago by outstanding American citizens. But this is no duplication of our official government Voice of America. Much of the broadcasting will be done by leading democratic exiles from the Iron Curtain nations themselves. Among them are a former premier of Poland, a former Czech ambassador to France, a one-time Romanian foreign minister. In the words of DeWitt Poole, former State Department Russian who heads the committee, these distinguished men will "speak to their imprisoned countrymen in their native language, in the familiar tone of a family reunited." The new group, being privately financed and administered, has the further advantage of being free of the diplomatic restrictions which hamper the broadcasts of the Voice. Radio Free Europe can speak with tremendous vigor and frankness. Never was it dearer that, the West must tell its story with force and power. Russia and her pawns are fouling the air with poisonous lies which seek to heap upon the United States Hie blame for the Soviet-inspired Korean war. The Russians are working on Ihn old theory of the Big Lie which Hitler developed: repeat a whopper often enough and people will begin to believe it. Apparently the only antidote for the Big Lie is the Big Truth. With more energy grid will than the Soviets can muster, we must broadcast to Europe and around the globe the facts about Korea. We must expose the shoddy, self- condemning fabrications of Andrei Gromyko and his propaganda minions in satellite countries. We must make plain to decent people everywhere that the language of falsehood, that Russia's words can never be believed because words to the Soviet Union are simply weapons in the i psychological theater of war. once over lightly— By A. A. Fredrkkson I have packed n!\ my dreams and Illusions In a false-bottom trunk—borrowed from • former boottcefior—sftUc-d them down with mothballs (Army surplus) and resigned myself to sitting In dim corners and snarling at, a highly cantankerous world. It wasn't bnd cnoush thnt the process ot beating SVorlri War Two's swords back into plowshares was EhapiuK »|) as the world's most expensive Job of blacksmithing, but now It looks like we may have to back up and put the nan- dies back on tho:>e plowshare points. Just whoa It appeared that I had plenty of targets to snip? at anent Cousin Harry's spend- thrlftlness, alone comes the Korean ruckus to provide a new excuse for Kovernmcnt kibitzing In the operations of everything from ammunition plants to pay toilets. From where I sit—which Is Just as far from the scene of anything as you can get without dlcsing a hole and crawling tn it—It looks like we're off aj^iiin on what may be a world's sc- ries of wars with possibly a change of field for every prune. Being so far from the sources of any kind of " information on the Korean situation probably has its advantages. At least no one can wonder why you don't know more aljout what's going on than they do. And what the average individual possesses in the way of a full understanding of the lighting in Korea compares favorably with his knowledge of how to construct hydrogen bombs. Most average individuals, including myself, are having a hard time understanding why U. S. troops have been shoved around almost at will by the North Koreans. Front line dispatches and even blushing admissions from Washington say this Is because the U. S. brass guessed wrong when they decided the Korean rumpus was pretty small potatoes In the way of wars. It seeing that we went Into Korea prepared to mop up on a few Communists with a troop of Boy Scout.s backstoppcd by a company of WAC's and whip back to Tokyo in time for the late show at the post theater. So far, the Korean war—and that's what It Is, even tho the State Department and everyone else has gentler names for It—has proved pretty definitely that most of the fancy U, S. inventions for speedy and deadly warfare are stuck fast to the drawing boards. It also has made monkeys out of some people, like Defense Secretary Johnson, who not long ago said we could whip the Russians to n frazzle on an hour's notice. All In nil, it appears that we're In for a much longer siege than anyone looked for. Granted It. lakes time to move men and emlip- men, the U. S. nevertheless has lost considerable time in Korea. A lot of the blame for this, however, must go to the Inept South Koreans, who couldn't kick their way out of a wet paper sack even after the U. S. spent n pile ot the taxpayers' money setting up and training an army for tlu?m. And affeirkorca? Russia's got lot* of other little powder kegs setting around — Inrto-Chlna, Yugoslavia, East Germany, Formosa. By toss- lug matches at these one at a time, Russia can keep the U. S. In a lather just running from one spot to another to bat clown small wars. So I guess we might just as well settle back and make up our minds to put up with a passel of little annoyances for quite seme time. High taxes, shortages of civilian goods, periodic "panic" buying and, if this keeps up much longer, the familiar rationing and controls. Tills is a pretty dim view, all right. I may be sitting under the only dark cloud on the horizon, and 1 hope I am. I can't offer much In the way of solutions. Everyone capable of hitting a typewriter keyboard with two index fingers these days has become a war analyst. But not this kid. 1 just reflect a jaundiced view of the whole thing. I'm not even saying "I told you so," ns I didn't tell anybody anything. What I know about fighting a wnr wouldn't see me through a milk bar brawl in a YWCA. But [ can't help think now and then that a let of these troubles might be cured if someone should—just accidcntly, of course—get care- loss and let an atom bomb fall smack down the Kremlin's chimney. * * * CI1ANT.IXO THE SUIMIiCT—Apropos of nothing at all. I think the need for the "Welcome John \v. Snydcr" banner at the intersection of Main and Second is about at an end. He arrived —and lelt—May 26. So They Say Gosh! Aren't Things Bad Enough? JR wxr ia Plays Crafty Strategy in World Peter Edson's Washington Column — ° White House, State Dept, Army Can't Agree on Name for Crisis By DOUGLAS LARSEN* (Peter Iidson is on special assignment) WASHINGTON <NEA>—The Korean aHair hasn't rescued the Pentagon experts from the grim realities of bureaucracy. Latest b> a cold-blooded rhubarb over what the official title -should be for the Korean business. White House has said it's not a war, so that, \vord is out in any official references. State Dept. 35 trying to get it labeled ''Peace Action.'' Pentagon boys don't like that handle. Army intelligence reports c.ill it "Situation in Korea." Other offl- ine id ent," It'll he up to Gen. MacArthur to pivc It a name that sticks. Meanwhile, cynical observers around the Pentagon are simply referring to it as World War II-A. Pentagon Parking Problem Other notes from a Pentagon war correspondent: One Dept. of Defense official says Ihe Korean crisis is nothing compared to the crisis which has arisen over providing parking spaces for the additional newsmen who are novr covering the Pentagon. Biggest mystery is why the Navy's public relations office was so slow cial reports refer to ib a-s "Korci-n ] and timid in reporting naval tlvity in current affair. At the dally briefings the Navy spokesmen apparently didn't know as much about what was going on as appeared in Ihe papers. What the Navy has done and hoy,- quickly it got into action Li a good, dramatic story. What the Na\y Ls sitting on it for is the big question. Since the Korean outbreak the Army has had more than 1000 applications from newsmen for officia Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JOROAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service By KJUt'IN' P. JORDAN, M. 1). Wrillcn for KKA Service Inflammation of the bruin or encephalitis is a world-wide disease. Formerly called American sleeping sEckncs or "lethargic" encephalitis, it fs now known that there are sever til different kinds, and all of them ire caused by viruses. Apparently a good many different kinds of viruses can produce encephalitis and these have been given peculiar names, such as Japanese B, St. Louis, western' equine, and Russian spring-summer encephalitis. There is nlso an eastern equine variety. Only the St. Louis virus n n d (he two equine vir uses seem to have much, if any, importance In North America. Doth equine types ca»=e n disease of horses and have killed a great many of these animals. They are present in horses in most ot the central and western parts of the United States and the western equine type is found also extensively in Western Canada. Mast epidemics of encephalitis from the western equine virus have been worst in infanta, especially those under six months old, and in elderly people 60 years old and up. Strangely enough in the original St. Louis epidemic in 1933 (it was from this epidemic that the St. Loui£ vims got its name) a. small proportion of children and Infants were involved. Since that time it has been found especially frequently in adult male agricultural workers. The symptoms of Infection with any one of the viruses which cause encephalitis are not always alike. During infancy sudden fever and refusal to eat commonly come at the beginning. These are soon followed by vomiting, muscular twitchings, some muscular stiffness and especially R stiff neck. The temperature goes up rather rapidly to 103 to 105 in most cases. Headache, backache and sometimes abdominal distress are common, especially with the we-slern equine and St. Louts varieties. Stlff- ncw of the neck in grownups snrl older children, as well as. in infants, Is characteristic. Treatment Varies With appropriate treatment death from the western equine or St. Louis types of encephalitis seems to bfi rather rure, flt least in infants. There is no one medicine or serum which always works, al- accrcciitatton to the Dept. of DC- ( though convalescent serum and lense. ' one of the sulfa drugs have been There are stand-by plans ).o slap j U5ed - Tho treatment of tht symp- wartime security measures back fin tc - • • done the Pentagon. During working days See EDSON on Page II IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exchi-j sively Yours: Those secret meetings i of Richard Greene sind Patricia Medina have been patch-up attempts, but no reconciliation is in sight. It's the second crisis in recent years. This time it's Patricia who doesn't, want the double harness. . . . Spencer Tracy i.s happy to do a swiniminR role a la Esther Williams. She told me: "After all, 1, too, can writhe under water." Eight years after starring tn a film titled "State Fair," Dick Haymcs will warble at, a state fair. Fie headlines the California State over Ihe medics' diagnosis of ulcers. j F!lir cn . ert ainrnen(, tn Sacramento He Lhouchl it was something far more serious. Mickey Rooney. who grew np with her, U rooting for Judy Garland's recovery. He told me: "I'm more than sure her career isn't at an end. There's no one sweeter, more understanding Sept. 7-9. . . . John Barrymore, Jr., turned 18 and registered for the riraft by mail from Cntiada where he's on location with "Quebec." N'rgolialion.i are under way for .1. Cnhh In he one of the stp^s of Carol Reed's new thriller, "OuU , , , . . , cast of lhe Islands." H will he film- more capable of doing a grca.-ob j „, in lhc Sml(h StM „„,. slra)7mT- People should look at this thins | p| o j based lhat'P happcnerl to her as some- | s i or ... thing like measles. She'll get over I' ... , • Hollywood has a new word--solar- Hollywoon-Likra . [ ^pp,.;^ — f or jt 3 current flood of The cily of New Orleans wants to! space thrillers a !a "Destination be included out of reports that the j Moon." It's a switch on saddling state of Louisiana is anti-Holl.vwooti the old nag and "going thatavvay.' because of "All the King's Men" and its Hucy Long flavor. David R. McGuire. Jr.. the town's public relations director, writes: "We have always enjoyed cordial studio relations, and we want to continue to do so." SIn.cfr Vir Damonr's lasl tiirlh- riay irifl tn his mollicr was accompanied witli ft rani reading-. "To my Mulher—lo wliom T owe rvrrv- lliinjr." She relurncd lhe card «riling across it: "Bill paid in full." Joseph Conrad Now the hero mounts his trusty rocket ship and zooms upward. Dorothy Shay Mayo Clinic at once-over within check. 1 ; into L h i Rochester for : a lew \vecks. The trouble with a lot of maiTiayes is just one lie tie word after a not her. --Radio comedian Fibber McGee- * * * Both Stalin and Lenin have said that they can wreck America only by forcing her to spend her \\ny to collapse. — Ucp. Joseph \V. Martin, Germany should count its ble.-sinp.s.— U. S. High Commissioner to Germany John Jay McCloy, * * * The German? uili ti s ht. not for Ideologic,*, but for whichever side offn^ them the most.— Arthur L. NUvcr. former Gtvman rmhUiy gr,\ eminent executive. + * * The oil industry liaj. already made a consid- evablc contribution lo Point Pour (Truman program tn aid underdeveloped arr.isi by making rx- toiisivc uuciAmciUs abroad.- -B. nrewMer .Jennings, president of Socony-Vacuum Oil Company. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBT Wrillcn for NEA Service Hard Luck Traced To Bad Sacrifice Bid \ ' "That \vas the imhickic.sL ham I've seen in 3 year," satd Hare I t-uck Jon. "The dummy was absol utcly use!CAS to me!" "f suppose you Uiink you're use ful to me," North replied bitterly "I'd bo gfario U> trndc you tn foi ' used stick nf chewing sum." Now. noK." .sntd Esst cheerfully "Nice children don't fight. If Jo says he was unlucky. I'm willing believe him," It was alt very well for East uffed the spade return. He next led a l-rump. hoping for ome sort of lucky break in hearts ir clubs, but there was no luck .botit the hand. East took his two' rumps and exited with R spade. loins seems to be helpful. Much work remains to be on the various kinds of ericeP'la- litis. More information Is needed on how they are spread, what causes, an outbreak to develop, what people are immune, or resistant, and what are the be-st methods of prevention and treatment. These are complicated problems and an oe therefore hart to lead the hearts carly solution Is not to be expected. rorn his own hand, giving another j rick to West. } __ Today 75 Yeurs In all. South losl. seven tricks. He r as therefore down five, for a loss 1 900 points. Joe was Quite wrong, of course, •hen he satd that the hand was I unlucky. As usual, he had brought! misfortune on his own head. He! should have let the opponents play he hand at four spades instead of rylng to fight them singlehauded. Sacrifice bids are very fine, provided that you use them with a >reat deal of discretion. In the first 11 * J VAJ10 • AQJ8752 Neither vul. North East Pass 1 4 Pass Pas^ Pass Pass •Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead — Double South 5 + Pass A S38.0IIO city bond Issue lo help finance a $60,000 park and fairground development will be submitted to the voters of Blytheville at a special election called for Aug- An ordinance approving the bond Issue and calling the special election was approved by the city coun- il last night, four to one. Drs. Car! and Edna Nies had 60 members of the high school set and number o! ovit of town visitors for Oeorse Brent's wife has reserved a room at Santa Monica hospital for hei stork rendezvous this month. . . Combined salaries of Vivien l.cirrh (for "Streetcar Named !V- sirc"> and- Laurence Olivier 'for "Carrie Ames"> will §> c nearly S500.000. Kcrr*5 Cussinn Richard Carlson's wordace on Deborah Kerr In his three-part national masa/hie story on the Alri- cnii location trek of "Kins; Solo- u men's Mines." will have Hollywood i mor | lim spiiiE. One sample: | 11ac p] '.,y ], Bt j been very simple. Perhaps only Tallulah nankin-ail; West opened Hie six i>f spades, and Is )irr porr when It rnme.s In vrrbul; ?;ns[, won wilh Inc k5nc. East re- caslfcalion of a sloppy Jcchnirlan. > turned a low trump, hoping to make She is an enchanllnc. niiv-'jl possible to lead spades later on lure of MiRar anrl spice, slrrl an<t; by _ getting rirt of dummy's trump. s\virnming party nonor of their niece, last night )n Miss LaVonne Sayre of Shelnyville, Mo., who Is .heir guest for the summer. After he swim at the pool, the group vent to the American Legion Hut o dance. By DtWITT Mai-KKXZIK AJ' for din Affarls Analyst One of the most Important aim* j of Soviet strategy In furthering; world revolution is to bleed ihe rier mocracles economclally hope of thus rendering nerable to Red attack. This crafty line of thought long j has permeated. Bolshevist operations. A prime example of It was lh» Russian blockade o! Western Ber- [ lin. That forced America and Britain Lo maintain a long and tremendously costly air-lift to provitt« the city with necessities. And It's notable that Moscow carried out this coup without expending much strength herself. The Korean Show Now we have the Korean show, which is more or less a piece olf the same cloth. Russia has two main objectives In backing Communist North Korea's invasion of non- Communist South Korea. These objectives are (t) to gain control of the entire Korean peninsula because of its strategic value in possible future iterations, and (2) to compel America and other Western Allies [o spread themselves and lo expend economic strciiBth in defending Ihe South Korean republic. Again we note that while Russt* has trained the North Korean armies, and has provided many sinews of war, the Soviet itself luffVt become directly involved As ^Uial she is using one of her satellites to do the heavy work for her—under expert Russian military guidance, of course. Russia Is Crafty Evidence that Russia again has been crafty !s seen in the reaction by the Western powers. John M. Hightower, AP diplomatic expert in Washington, reports that administration officials are beginning tn regard (he Korean war a* a long, difficult and costly struggle for America. Hightower adds that, depending on how the fighting goes, this development of n less optimistic outlook about an early end to the war apparently means > steady buildup of American In the war zone—with Increasing requirement? for money, men and munitions. Furthermore, the U.S. a faced with the need to keep up « billion dollar flow of arms to Western Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, while keeping Its own forces set to deal with any new moves by the Red bloc. Strain on America So that's the strain Russia is pulling on America, without taking on any great additional load herself. And Korea Isn't by any means the only theatre involved in this R.ed strategy. ^jft Over In China the Chinese Communist regime has served nolice on the United Nations that it is determined to capture the bij Island of Formosa "despite any military steps of obstruction taken by the United States government." America has assigned naval units to protect Formosa., which U the seal of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government and his lajt stronghold. And what is the significance of this? .Well, It means that Moscow I.s pushing another of Its satellites into the foreground to challenge America. It Is an effort to make the United States weaken Itself by widening its operations. Long Costly Struggle That there is the making of a long and costly alnlggle in Korea certainly Is In the cards. As this column has pointed out before, Russia is in the position of pouring an endless stream of Manchurian and Chinese Communist troops down through the North Korean funnel into South Korea. So long as this can continue there always will be new Red troops to laks the place of those knocked out. The U.S.A. have to bring a. mighty lot of military strength into play before the situation can be overcome—and that will take time. U. S. President Aniwer to Previous Puzzle he so cheerful. He had just collect- ] sacrifice bid gives the cd a penalty of 900 points from Joe. and he was perfectly willing to hu- Jot. playing the South hand, won a Uump finesse with the queen, was slated to lie i ,ior might have done better If "Cyrano dp Her-1 IIP had then left the trumps alone, wear a blmirl wiy ! hut instead lie Viopclully laid doun thf ar.c of trumps. This assured Knst two uutnp tricks eventually The rest of lhc hand was a nightmare for Joe. He le<t lhc queen of MOM's Trert Quimby Is t'.lminR clubs, and West look the king of a cartoon titled. "Atom and Eve." 1 cluKs and got out with a jpade. Joe r;iffrd ami led his other club, but silk, Riislo and fragility." Arthur niake bald-headed In cerac" but will whipped up by Max Factor He's wailing: "Yon can't teli mr from Gorgeous place, it Is wise to be sure that you. opponents can moke their own bid. There is nothing so exasperating as sacrificing against an unmakablc bid. In this case, of course. East would have made four spades, but the poinl Is that South had no .reason to be sure of that fact. East would have made his opening bid without his ace of clubs. Put that ace in the North hand (in exchange for a low cluhl. and East would have im came at spades. How could South tcl Vhnt this wns not the case? In the second place, a sensible opponents fewer points irt penalties than they could make by playing the hand themselves. There's no trick at 'ill to overbidding in such a way as to give the op|>onents a fortune on every hand Any beginner can bid up to seven no-trump on every hand. The wise player bids just enough to steal the hand at a eood price. In this case .loe gave up 900 points to ston a game that was worth about half of that ticurc An additional point that Joe overlooked was that nobody had sagged his partner. If North had a fine fit with diamonds (In which case Iherc would have been a sood chance to make a sensible sacrifice), he would have bid five diamonds. Since North failed to do so. VERTICAL 1 Seraglio 2 Ascended 3 French island 4 Right (ab.) 5 Affirmative reply 6 Conjunction 7 Strong drink 8 Interjection 9 Parent 10 Handled 11 Birds' homes duration They've faying it's being shot on . ... clothed >ol Arldc ,1 r r c f n .-, Kast inok !hi> ace and returned a i ti I fioinc to find tired ol playing dancing roles, wants ' heart. Joe lost a heart fines)" and I useful dummy. Joe should have known that he was- mlraculouslj HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted U.S. president 13 Rugged mountain spurs 14 Sympathetic 15 Oriental measure 16 Vaporized water 18 Steamship (ab.) 19 Domestic slave 13 Female saint 22 Dine (ab-) 23 Flesh food 17 Babylonian 25 Encounter dtity 26 Interests (ab.) 20 Unnecessary 27 Born 21.Infinite 28 Compass point 29 Physician <ab.) 30 Symbol lor stannum 31 Lower Nile (ab.) 32 On account (ab.) 33 Hawaiian garland 31 Footed vase 36 Greatest quantity 37 Submerged ridge of s»nd 33 Facile •10 Soak up 43 Notion At Registered nurse (ab.) 45 Pjlm leaves 47 The gods 48 Bivalent chromosomes 51 Vibrate 54 Redacted ,S5Sea tag la 23 He is from 41 Chemical Independence, suffix VI Opportune 24 Kntrapped 33 Lent 35 Sewing implement 36 Coalesce 38 Deteriorate* •10 Glided 45 United 46 Pronoun I 49 Musical 1 syllable ' 50 That thing 52 Railroad (ab. 53 Within

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