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»AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTiXE (ARK.) COUKTER NEWS THJB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NKWS CO. N. W HAINE3, Publisher • ARRY A. HAINES, AMslant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D HUUAN, AdvertUliij Uuu«cr 8ol« NillouaJ Advertising RcprcwnUUfo: Willsce Wilmer Co., New York, Chicago Atlanta. UemphU Kntered as second class matter at the pott- «ffl« at Blylheville. Araausai, under ad ol Con- ircu, October I JII7 Member of The Associated Pre SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blythei'Ill* or mj cubucban town where carrier service la main- fcained, 20c per iveck, 01 85c per month By mall, wilhtn a radius of 50 miles M.OO per jur. $200 for six months. Jl 00 for lhr« months; bj mail outside 50 mile aone, 110.00 per rear payable In advance. Meditations Hereafter .shall the Son of man sif an (he right hand uf (h« power of God,—-l.uke 22:(J9. * + * All Christian worship is a witness of Ihe ifs- urm:LLnn of Him who liveth forever and ever. Beenuse He lives, "now abidelh faith, hope, char- ity-"—LymTui Abbott, Barbs Some television comedians arc fmmy only in (hat they think they are. * « * A Chicago,™ was I'aujrhl holcllnj up people ^ntrritig a ni£b( ctub. You'd hardly expect him to wail until they came nut. * * * Most of us think we could do much better if we only bad the opportunity wlilrfi ve dotl't realix* we have—because, we're too Ia?,y. * * • Sin-.iUnf i>r Jam sessions—Ihej're im rl(hl ni>w, with slrawtxrries in season. * » « We've never heard o( the game of love being called on account of darkness. We.Can't Stop Russians With Half-Hearted Effort The government, has wisely declarer! (.here will be no slackening of aid lo western Europe as result of U. S. com- milnienls in the Korean war. Some members of Congress recently dropped hinls that since we must now spend more in l.he Far East, we perhaps can spend less in Europe. That's something like removing fire- fighling equipment Xrom the weslern hall" of a city because HID last couple of fires happened to occur in the eastern half. The free, world's defenses against Russian communism must he world wide. Any appreciable reduction in strength anywhere would plainly embolden the Soviet Union or its satellites to probe the soft spot as was done in South Korea. Naturally some of those who advocate cutting down on aid to Europe are isolationists who seize upon any excuse to justify "economj'" on liiat continent. But others are honestly concerned that it may be Russian'purpose to spread us thin on a multitude of fronts, to bleed ns white so we may be too weak ultimately to resist. The clanger here is real. Yet we have no alternative but In lake the risk. Anything less than fully effective aid to the free world's trouble spots is probablv •worse than no aid at all; it would give an illusion of strength that doesn't exist. There is evidence that even before the Korean war we were not committing ourselves heavily enough to the military defense of Europe, that the sums already voted by Congress or pending there are not much more than tokens of our intent. As tor the Par East, (he Korean war itself is proof that our efforts to hold an Asiatic line against advancing communism were woefully short of the effective minimum. The blunt truth is that the job is one of tremendous proportions. We are slow to get it through our heads that Russia is. a far greater menace to us than was Hitler's Germany at the full tide of its power. l : P to now we liave deluded ourselves that this combat with the Ktis- sians could be conducted conveniently and comfortably, at no large sacrifice in our relatively luxurious postwar pattern of living. Possibly, however, the loss of American lives in Korea will serve as a sharp and necessary corrective to our self-indulgence. John Foster Dulles said the other (lay that we must now be prepared for greater sacrifices. Having seen Russian intentions nakedly exposed in Korea, we should all recognize the magnitude of our task. To do it right means to spend billions more on all fronts. Almost inevitably that will mean higher taxes, nnd perhaps fewer civilian goods are available for our pleasure. If we are tm- wiliinjr lo face Ihi.i prospect, then we «r« not truly ready to meet the Soviet Union'* challenge. No tyrant that ever stalked the earth could match Russia as a peri) lo freedom. Half-hearted measures are not the weapons to destroy such peril. Russia Helps Keep U. S. Taxes Up It's good news that the federal deficit for the fiscal year just ended was about 40 per cent below the level estimated by Administration experts. The government's red ink entry this lime came to $3,122,102,357. Last year's deficit was $1,311,000,000 smaller. But fiscal specialists liatl looked for a 19<!950 deficit of ?5,'100,000,000; a few gloomy prophets even spoke of $7,000,000,000. The forecasters were off in their predictions because federal .spending was more than ?;i,000,000,000 less than anticipated last January. It came o ?<IO] 67,000,000. Had federal revenues held up to the level of the previous year, the deficit would have been only slightly larger than in J!M8-<i9. IBuf, there was a drop of? 1,201,000 in lax collections. Perhaps we should all be thankful things were not as bad as they were supposed fo be. Yel it's hard to forget that this is he 18th federal deficit in the past 20 years. And it's hard to overlook the prospect that, with the Korean war going, we will probably spend far more in the new fiscal year than anyone would have expected. We might as well face it: so long »s Russia exists as a threat to the free nations, there will be no great financial happiness either for the U. S. taxpayer or for the government he supports. Views of Others Utilizing Draft Stitch in Time Tin President's decision to put the draft machinery into motion is a timely and sensible act that recognizes we can not wait on the certainty that World War 111 is upon us. The moment that we were committed In South Korea common tense prescribed that we could not regard It as a light-opera affair. It was cold, hard hostility in .which we could put too few men and too little armament to decide the contest In a few days. Common sense argued, too, for intervention In Korea with nil the force we could use. The next move Is logical and necessary, but it is a sobering thought 1m the nation. • Initially, use of the various components o( national defense will doubtless pattern on the J941 Year of Mobilization, although the fncl that we are actually at war may accelerate the .sliced of use. Then, with [he draft put into effect, the o.ganizert^resei-ves were mobilized on a voluntary basis "toUraln the men and Ihe National Guard was' cnllcri up for training and . Ihe necessity of bringing the guard units up to strength. The possibility of course Is that the full strength or the defense components may be utilized now. This Is not a national crisis. H is a national responsibility. To put, it squarely, no informed observer thinks that our military machine at" this moment is geared (or war. The Regular Army Is undermanned for emergency and over-extended. The National Guard is far from even peak peacetime form, though great strides have been made In filling its depleted ranks. The organized reserves are a paper group that can not be converted overnight into a strong striking force. The draft call and the probable subsequent moves are B present need In bring back into being the magnificent American Army of 1044•15. We have had half a decade of demobilization of all arms. It would be folly to believe that we can make up lost ground in a few weeks. We can start now lo rebuild. Tills is our task. Not only patriotic devotion but the urgent needs of self-protection tells us to do it now. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Soy This is the most formidable crisis of humanity in all Us history.—Vittorio Orlando, veteran Italian diplomat, on Korean crisis. * * • Europe must earn the dollars to buy here (in America I.—ECA Administrator Paul Hotfman * * * Invention is the slow, painsakin B throwing away of all the pieces or other jig saw puzzles before you start putting tosetlici the pieces of the one you want to solve.—Inventor Charles p Ketlcring. * * * Young people today ... are seeking [ Or freedom to experiment with in the urbii of economic democracy.—Rabbi Louis I. Newman of New York. » * * It would be completely impracticable lo adopt a shoresidc type of plan for the maritime industry.—Joseph Curran. president of National Mariime Union, on collective bargaining. f • * Republican opposition to higher corporation taxes Is ... another demonstration ot the Republican solidarity with big business.--Rep. John W. McCormack, D., Massachusetts. » t * What the next horror <war> would be is beyond imagination—KCA Administrator Paul Hot (man. Doing Pretty Good So Far WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1»M UN Is Strengthened By Korean Action Th* DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN Written lor NEA M. I), Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Taft Has Fight on His Hands To Beat 'Man of the People Joe C 1 /"!! iTV*r>Tie? i->i-/_ ,. Tr , . . COLUMBUS, Ohio (NBA) — It would be a major blow to the He- iiiblican Party—almost worse than icfeat In a presidential election—if lobert A. Taft of Ohio should lose iis race for reelection as U. S. enator this Ko- •eniber. Whether you igree with Taft's political philosophy or not, he is far and away the ablest nnd most effective critic of the Democratic administration Washington. Every administration good critics. Taffs defeat GOP hopelessly needs would leave the helpless. Tiie Democratic candidate Is, of course'. State Auditor Joseph T. "Jumping Joe" Ferguson. He has a reputation as a great vote-getter. He has been elected state auditor for four four-year terms. In 1948 he won by 292,000— the largest plurality any Democrat ever received in Ohio. He Is 58: He is the father of et°ht children— four married, with three grandchildren, and four at home. Two of his boys were in the Navy. The family lives modestly in sub- urban Columbus and Mrs. Ferguson and the youngsters do their own housework. But papa doesn't show off his family much, as a political asset on platforms. Being slight of'build, "Jumping Joe" never was able to participate in sports himself, but he has managed bowling, basketball and softball teams. In his office are some 20 trophies his teams have won. "Ferguson's Stale Auditors" was runner-up for world so f foal 1 championship several seasoas ago. Ferguson Uses Voters' Language He says "ain't," and he drops'his final "g's," and he makes other Sec EDSON on Pa?e 10 IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Ersklnc Junnsoa NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —tNEA>— The Laugh Parade: Jack p.irr, admitting that he's gone Hollywood in a big way: "I now have a station wagon and one head of cocker spaniel." • * * The new Universal-International contract list solemnly lists two new stars: FRANCIS and HARVEY. • * • From Martin Ragaway: "I'm in favor of Ihe new swimsuits for girls. I think that a girl who wears one has everything to gain and nothing to lose." • * • Lcs Mawhinney's idea for a TV show that can't miss: Two puppets, dressed in cowboy oulfits, slaging a wrestling match. The show will be sponsored, natch, by an automobile dealer. Didja hear about the movie- struck doll w ho was told she wasn't graceful enough anil to go home and practice walking with a book balanced on her hend. She went home, practiced walking with the book on her hend for 00 days, and sure enough, she became graceful. So Paramount bought the book! $10,000 For A Name They lell Ihe story about Frank Orsatli, the late agent. He often was carried away with the story he was trying lo sell. One day he walked inlo a story editor's office and said: "flere is Hie best story I ever read. Make this picture and you'll win an Academy Award." Tile story editor looked at Frank. | a sweepstakes winner, the mother of quints or a dame who just found a pearl in a fish gut." I'inza Stood Up Exio pinza is famous for this- He was greeted backstage at a concert by an effusive fan who gushed: "Mr. Pinza, I'm so crazy about your singing that I actually stood (luring the entire performance just to hear you." "Thank you very much," said Pinza. "But my dear lady. I wonder if you realize that I stood throughout the entire concert my- Kurt Frings, Hie a s cill, spent a week-end on producer Milton Brcn's bi s racing schooner, the I'ursuil. Kurt looked over the luxurious cabins, all Ihe polished brass, Ihe smartly dressed crew, etc., and . finally whispered lo another aweit Siiesl: "Vou know. I ttiink n pays to I have money. " * * • A Hollywood doctor told a movie doll she was run down and needed a change. "A change." screamed the doll. "Do you know that during Ihe last 18 months I've had three husbands, four cars, three jewel robberies. II cooks, two divorces and seven landlords. What can you suggest?" ' , chw>Be An important producer, who had just bought a farm, was showing a friend around the place. At the hen house, the friend asked: "And <to they lay eggs?" 'Well., they do," sairt the pro- . ., , e pro- glanced at the script and said. "I'll ciucor, "but. of course, in my no' ' lell you what, Frank. I'll give you $10.000 advance right now if you can tell me the name of the leading male character." Orsaltl, who hadn't, even read (he story, couldn't do it. • • * t.ptlpr to Don Taylor from Kliza- liclh Taylor, who played his briilc in "Father of the Bride": 'Movies are better than ever — but honeymoon is licller than movies." ' Thclma Hitter can match wits with Oroucho Marx anytime. Thclma is the New York character actress w'ho got fall letters, with contracts enclosed, from every studio in town following her role ol the beer-drinking friend ol Linda Darnell's mother in "Letter to Three wives." Now she's John Lund's mother In "The Mating Season " and Gene Tienicj- plays her dniightcr-in-lnw First lime Tlielma heard Gene laugh she told her: "You know, you have the kind of a laugh that should, come out of a haystack." A fellow actor told' Tclma shr had a "documentary face." Thclma came back with: "Gosh, maybe I can get i Job in lh« newsreels as sition they don't have to." • JACOBY^ ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Sen ire Tourney Hand Set By a Singleton Six By OSWALD .MCOBV Written for NEA Service The aproacli of the Summer National Championships, which will be held in Columbus, O.. the lirst week of August, reminds me ol one of Ihe remarkable hands played in la.^1 year's national tourmment It lert to one of the most unusual tricks ever won in a bridae gams. As usual in tournaments, this hand was played at many Ublcs. New vitamins keep on being discovered. Now It is vitamin B-12 which U Ihe most exciting, it looks as though this vitamin will prove particularly useful to physicians In their treatment of a number of serious or troubling conditions One of the important uses 'of vitamin B-12 seems to be for pernicious anemia. This is the form of anemia which 30 years ago was almost always fatal fr, the long run but which for many years has been successfully treated hi most cases with liver preparations Now vitamin B-12 (which, thanks lo our scientists, is now available in liure crystalline form) seems lo be even better than liver preparations for pernicious anemia. Indeed vitamin B-12 seems to have proved helpful in some advanced cases of pernicious anemia with nerve changes which have heretofore resisted any know;] forms O f treatment. Pernicious anemia Is not a common disease, however, and therefore there has been a great deal oi interest In another action of vitamin B-12, namely, its, apparent effect on growth. Early in the work with tills vitamin it was found lo stimulate the growth of a germ. It was Inter tried on II children who had not grown normally. Six of these children were boys arid five were girls varying in age from 5 to 12 years. The records of their growth i which In all cases had been slow) had been kept carefully for some time by the excellent GRID method. This takes into account not only the weight of the youngster but also the height, the shape, and Ihe body size. These youngsters were given the pure vitamin B-12 with amazing results. Five of the 11 showed a remarkable speed-up fn their rate of growth. True, the other six did not respond in the same fashion, but this may have been raused by an Insufficient quantity of the vitamin. Murrh to be Done There is much still to be done on vitamin B-12 and its relationship to growth in children. There Is a real possibility, however, that this vitamin can be used successfully In at le;st some children whose growth is abnormally slou'. No parent should rush out and try to buy vitamin B-12 in the hope of stimulating the growth of a youngster. Nevertheless, the scientific progress which Is being made in the study of aiding growth by the aid of this vitamin may mean a lot one of these days. * • • Dr. Jordan will answer questions from his readers in a specinl column once a week. Watch for it. Today IS Years Ago three of clubs. Declarer planned to ruff hearts in dummy and clubs in his own hand, thus making his 10 trumps separately. He hoped to make the ace of diamonds and the I ace of clubs in addition, for a total I of 12 tricks. Declarer won the first trick with I . A . year y car a so he was a -\!t-sis- the ace of clubs and ruffed u club! sippi County cotton farmer; today in his own hand. He then ru!fed I a motion picture executive, actor a heart in dummy and ruffed an- ! nml ^"'hor of 40 plays, one of which other club in his own hand Ailcr I las J" st bcen filmed and is ready ruffing a second heart in dummy,' for rc ><«i'c. That is the story of B. he led a fourth round of clubs ! P ' Tr ™eatt, former Luxora mr.n, At this point East stepped up \ *"' lose transformation from farmer - - ---r-i— up with the queen of suadcs. Harry Pishbein, well-known New York City expert, held the East cards. He couldn't be sure that his play in trumps would do much good, but he knew it could do no harm It was to have a startling effect. South over-ruffed with the king of spades and ruffed a third heart in dumm. He then led dummy's last- club. Fishbein rose to the occasion once again by ruffing with the five of spades. Having begun his little A A 10 B 7 U V None • A763 + A 10985 . .. /r\ = »] cot V AJ63 * K 104 + K743 2 N W E S *Q5 4 A. /I ^ f AKJ9432 » 8 7 5 2 » J35 4>None N-S vu) Easl South West North Pass Pass I IV- 1 4 2 + Pass V 4* 5 + 5 4k Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 3 to actor, playing Hie part of a thrill-seeking frontier sheriff, is f*r more interesting than any yarn he has written for the silver screen. For sentimental reasons. Thweatt has returned home from Hollywood to stage the premiere of his film, "The Three Renegades" first production of American Pictures Corporation, a motion picture produc- i ing company organized by him ) The premiere will be staged In the Roxy Theatre here soon "in or- u" that Mr ' T1WMtt '* Wend; in section may be the first lo see may | his initial picture. By HeWITT MacKENZIK AF Foreign Affaire Anal;* It's U» bad that It has taken another war to put the United. Nations on Its feet, but It's a gr, thing that the peace oiganizi^J had the courage to stand up to . obligations when the crisis came. The forthright and fearless manner in which the U.N. has met Moscow-sponsored North Korea's aggression against her sister stat« llkoly saved the organization from the fate of the League of Nations. The league, which started out with such great hop* and promise, J.'ed because it lacked the nerve to deal with similar cases of aggression. And it did take two-fisted courage for the Security Council to pursue Us rightful course In the face of fierce opposition from the powerful Communist bloc headed by Russia. Failure to stand squarely up to the Korean issue would have been a wide-open invitation to more aggression. Division Emphasized But, says somebody, this action has further emphasized tile division of the peace organization into two blocks—the Reds and the democracies. The Russian bloc might withdraw from the U.N. allogether. Well, that certainly is a contingency which must be faced. Should it happen the democracies probably would label it as "regrettable"— but z lot of 'em u-ould smile K'$**u they said it and they would c««5 on. You will recall that last April 27 former President Herbert Hoover made a speech in New York calling for the scrapping of the U.N. organization and the setting up of a new one with the Communist countries shut out. He declared the need, was great for a dynamic "new united front" against "creeping Red imperialism." Hooraizinf Ihe U.V This proposal by Mr. Hoover has come to be known as "llooveriziug the U.N." Should the Soviet Woo now walk out in anger, It would achieve the same result. Whether Moscow will pursue such a drastic course Is a matter of much speculation. Thete are Indications now that the Russians may refuse to sit in the U.N. assembly when it meets on Sept. 19. This absention would be due to the presence of Nationalist China who, the Soviet claims, no longer has a light to membership, which should go to the Chinese Communist government. However, the ways of the Kremlin are inscrutable. We'd better not lunip to conclusions. In any event, close^ observers hold that even If Rns,sia continues in the United Nations the Reds will pursue their program of studied obstructtb*^ There Isn't the slightest indicat^P that they have any intention of ccV operating with the democracies. UN Delegates Happy A good many of the U.N. delegates are happy that Russia wasn't represented in the Security Council meeting which ordered a ceasa fire in Korea on June 25 and the withdrawal of the Invading North Korean troops. Because of the Soviet absence • the order rolled through without hitch. Of cours« Moscow claims that the action was illegal because ot the presence ot Nationalist China -but legal or illegal, it is working. Russia hasn't bolstered her stock in the U.N. any by her maneuvers. On the contrary she Is stimulating defensive preparations In the camp of the democracies. Belgians Plan Shows OSTEND (AP) — Frenchmen, Swedes and Americans will converge on Belgium's coast this summer in an effort to keep Belgian tourists at home. Alarmed at the financial loss caused by nearly 58 per cent Belgians vacationing abroad, the coastal tourist trade haj called on such entertainers as Maurice Chevalier, Orson Welles and Swedish tenor Tygesen to help clOie the flood gates. was not going to campaign, he abandon it. South over-ruffed with the nine of spades and ruffed his last heart with dunmi5''s last trump. Now declarer wanted to get back to his own hand In order to draw West's only trump. With this intention in mind, he cashed the ace of diamonds and led another diamond from dummy. Fishbein saw his opportunity and grabbed it masterfully. When the second round of diamond, 1 ; was led from the dummy, he stepped up with Ihe queen of diamonds, winning the trick He then led hi* last heart through declarer. Now we come to the unusual trick. West was bound lo win a trick with his singleton six ot Famous Temple Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted famous temple 9It is in 13 Height 14 Groups of two 15 Soak flax 16 Perfume 18 High explosive 3 Insect egg 4 Thoron (symbol) 5 Listen to 6 Wilhin (comb, form) 7 Eight (comb, form) 8Low tide ° H Al A R, R 1 ^ T> IvllS I N M O C A R M G 6. E. D R t: :^ N t E D t. M ; R r %• b T E K JH 1 t T <:' 1 t Y S S ". ':•:• V N 3 1 b \\ ni rtl 3 L 1 D •A lk IN 0 1- 1 H A I N V p A T 14 U M •:.:: >Z S H E i 1 M M 1 n n i '.-•• R R M A %. I s N ft N A U F* P) 1 N A N *4 E "5 s A T T -> E iJ E F F. A 6 I L t- £S . . tables, trick with his The South player almost always spades! II South ruffed with the managed to make 12 tricKs, al- | jack. West could dlscatd, aft — though a trump lead would nave given him trouble. At one table, however. the refenders earned themselves a very fine score by holding declarer to 11 tricks cvan without an opening trump lead. At this table, West opened the which Hie six of spades would be the high Irump! If South ruffed with the four of spades. West could over-niff wit the six at onccl Did you ever before see 6 singleton sis of Irumps become the high trump? 23 Cicatrix 25 Formerly 27 Demigod 28 It was built with a 29 Greek teller 30 Accomplish 31 In Ihe same place (ab.) 32 Diminutive sunix 33 Adam's son 35 Cape 38 Demolish 39 Revise 40 • - is circular 41 M was - In 120 A.D. 47 Behold! 48 Eucharistic wine cup 50 Constellation 51 Indian weight 52 Back ot neck 54 Chemical derivative 36 Units 57 It is visited by - of< architecture VERTICAL 1 Expire 2 Fine 10 A* 11 Philosophical doctrine 12 Property 17 Anenl 20 Disturbs 21 Blushed 26 Implanted 33 Italian city 34 Soldier servant 36 Mute 37 Shops 42 Preposition 43 Wiles 24 Military forces 44 Tumult 45 Fragrant balsam +6Gerainl's wite in Arthurian legend 49 Imitate 51 Wrongdoing 53 Plural suffix 55 Down

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