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PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •AMY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •oil Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AtUnU, Uemphli. ^^^^ Intend at iecond class matter at the pott- •fft*t at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act oj Con, October 9. 1117. Member ot The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »j carrier In the city ol Blylhevllle or »nj itiburban town where carrier service li miln- tolntd, 20e per ireelc, or 85c pei month Bj mail, within a radius ol 60 miles H.OO per Ttar »200 for sli months, H.OO tor three monUis; ky mail outside 60 mile tone, «10.00 per jeai yajrible In advance. Meditations In »11 Hier ways arkno«lccl|;c him, and he shall direcl Ihy pallis.—I'rovcrbs 3:6. * • * There Is nothing so small but that we may honor C!c<i by asking his guidance ol it, or insult Him by taking it into our own hands. —John Ruskin, Barbs The end of the summer will bring Ihc end of a lot of blood relations—mosquitoes. * * * An Illinois man phoned home after being mlss- his three years. And we thought seven minutes was a loni time for the line to lie busy. * * * Advance prediction: too many germ-carrying files are going to get through (he summer without being swatted I * * * One if the hard parts nf learning to write ihorthand Is learning to read It after you've written K. * * . • Some people find an advantage in enemies- through blaming them for trouble they brought on themselves. U. S. Will Have to Carry Burden of Korean Conflict Battlefronl reports describing lite first American fighting in Korea did not make cheerful news. The slogging retreat recalled the bitter (lays of 13a- taan in the Philippines at the start of World War II. But General MacArtbtir has assured Washington that the situation is not critical. So our military leaders are not deeply troubled at the ground lost and the reverses suffered by U. S. forces. They are confident \ve can throw the North Korean invaders beyond their boundary at the 38th parallel. The rather unhappy beginning for the Americans emphasizes, however, that this task is not one to be accomplished off-handedly with a mild show of strength. The North Korean Reds are well trained and well equipped. Their 150 to 160 tanks were decisive in the early advances. Their field tactics reflect expert schooling from their masters in Moscow. In any military action so fluid as the Korean war has been thus far, the first goal of the opposing force must be to establish a solid line, to check the headlong rush of the aggressors. That is not an easy thing under the circumstances which prevailed in South Korea. The South Korean army was ill-equipped to combat the North Koreans' armor. Though U. S. military advisers rated the South Koreans' morale and fighting qualities high, they showed a marked tendency to fold up when confronted by tanks or the threat of tanks. With the men and equipment America could put into the fight immediately, there could have been no great hope of halting the Reds from the moment contact was made. Our forces were small. Our jet fighters were too fast for tree-level attacks on enemy columns and installations. The B-29 is a big target bomber and consequently out oC place as a tactical weapon against bridges and gun emplacements. Time and the over-water movement of men and materials will change all this. As a defense line becomes stabilized across the Korean peninsula, we will begin the tedious but necessary building up of strength behind that front. Eventually the moment will come when we will have sufficient power to strike back in real force, to roll the invaders back and restore South Korea to its rightful rulers. Apparently we cannot expect too much help from the South Koreans themselves in this operation. H will have to be larglcy an American show. But we shall see it through nevertheless. For the price ol failure—open invitation to further Red aggression—is greater than any cost that could arise from the Korean war even should that conflict stretch out over many painful months. Naturally we should ask other members of the United Nations for whatever aid they can give, but we must recognize that some countries, like Britain and France, cannot extend much help without dangerously weakening the defenses against Communism at other vital points. Basically, the job is ours. Talking Out of Turn Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin is not a man to yield the front pages easily. It will take more than a war in Korea to induce him to abandon the_ course he set out upon last February. Although he has updated his charges by tying them into the Korean affair, he still is accusing the same people of the same hings. And he still has failed to produce any proof. No fair individual would proclaim flatly that there is no reason at all to inquire into the government's previous course of aciion in Asia. There may well he evidence of colossal error, if not outright subversion. But when a war is being fought the time for such investigations is after a decision has been reached. Unity i s the need of this hour, as some of McCarthy's GOP colleagues have recognized in announcing their intent to look into delays on South Korean arms shipments only when the fighting is over. McCarthy's methods were reckless from the start. Both his methods and his purpose seem wholly out of key with the critical times we have now entered upon. Views of Others There's Too Much Talk About Dropping A-Bomb Symbolic of the hysteria with which adverse war news is being received by some Americans Is the frequency with which it Is being suggested—both by notables and by the man on the street—thnt [he United States ought, to use the A-bomb without, further ado, fn urging the immediate employment of this fearful weapon, a great many people appear to have overlooked not only the moral issues but the practical ones as well. The United states must, as a. : maller o! self- defense, reserve the right to use any weapons . at its command if a general war with Etussia should break out. Administration officials have made this point, clear, but up to now they have shown no Inclination to do along with sUBBes- tions—eloquently advocated on Capitol Hill—that General MacArthur be given blanket authority lo. drop the A-bombs; or that this nation Issue an ultimatum:^: the North Koreans threatening the A-bomb unless, they withdraw in one week. Let us remember that the fighting in Korea Is technically a United Nations "police action" and that there is still an excellent cha.ice on avoiding a general conflict. If the United States tued the A-bomb In Korea, Inevitably killing thousands of innocent, civilians, there is a question whether the UN would support the action. For while Americans might find attractive the argument that any slaughter Is justified that will save one Gl's life, It Is possible that nationals or other countries might sec the matter In a different light. Also forgotten by many, in the excitement of the moment. Is the fact that Soviet, Ruwla is conceded to have the A-bomb, loo. This nation lias already offered the world one precedent— at Nagasaki and Hiroshlma-for the use of nuclear weapons without regard to civilian lives. That decision probably saved lives, on both sides! in the long run. But even so the concept that "»y means are justifiable, provided the cause to be considered Just, Is obviously a very tlan- serous one. There are Americans who think the U- S. Air Force should drop an A-bomb on the Kremlin and get it over with. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking can operate in reverse.' The United states should keep Its stockpile of Atomic bombs ready for instant action if the dread moment arises when they must be used But the decision should not, In our opinion be lightly taken. The necessity must be so obvious, the peril so grave, and the justification so apparent that all the free men of the world will agree there could be no other course. —ATLANTA JOURNAL So They Say He iTrumanl should have the overwhelming support of all Americans, regardless of their partisan affiliation.'!. Sen. William F. Knowland o( California, on President Truman's action In Korea, * • • We have Ihc choice between spending and prosperity on the one hand, and on the other, puritan thrift, and with U a mighty puritan, or moral depression.—Paul M. Mazur. partner in Lehman Brothers, Investment banking firm. * * » Shall the progress of the world be slopped I" order that someone may deliver a speech? We want a vote. We want action. We have hart fiiouph words.—Sen. Tern Connally, on military assistance program. * t » Mr. Forrcstal (first Secretary of Defense) was Ihc architect of the unification of our armed lorcos-—Comdr. John p. Bracken, president of Itescive Officers' Association. 'Where Are You Going, My Little One?' Nehru'sMediator Role Can't Hurt, May Help The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN', M. t). Written for NEA Service The carbohydrates or starches arc excellent energy producers. The principal sources of usable or heat producing starch are sugar, potatoes, and corenls. In addition to refined sugar, grapes, younjt sweet- corn, and onions contain sugar in considerable quantities as do mttny fruits and fruit Juices, Bananas and chestnuts are also particularly rich in starches. Many common foods contain a great deal of starch and fortunately many of them are comparatively cheap and therefore can be eaten more freely than expensive proteins. Starches not only supply the body a large proportion of its heat energy requirements but Peter Ed son's Washington Column — New High in Wonying Found: Whether Prosperity Will Last WASHINGTON — <NEA> — A month's rambling around the farm belt, from Ohio to Iowa and back again by different routes, leaves n variety nf conflicting impressions. Busincsjj is booming. Everybody with and starches can be easily changed into fat in the body. For this reason, people who eat excessive amounts of carbohydrates can become obese. Cn the other hand, the average daily need for starches is believed to be between 300 and 500 grains— Dibs would be roughly about one pound. It is not wise to cut down on the starches below a certain level, at least not for very long. Studies on nutrition have shown that there is a real advantage if a close relation is kept between the carbohydrates and proteins eaten. Some food faddists claim that it is not healthy to eat .starches and proteins at the same meal, but the fact.s Just do not bear this out. It is not only perfectly safe to eat starches ar.d- proteins at the .same meal but Ls really good to do so, Refined Starches The refined starches have less food value than those in the natural state. This IB partly because rcfinin;; these substances causes some loss of minerals and possibly other substances in the course oE the manufacturing process. This does not mean that refined should not be taken at all. but it is certainly desirable to take starches in other forms as well, Without, the starchy foods the world would be headed toward mass .starvation in a. hurry. reports, a'rimits and making more money than he ever rtid before. That is true even for the farmers. 1 h •pile of slight -1rops in farm prices from record peaks. Yet there is more crabbing", by businessmen and seems to farmers. Maybe the crabbing is a healthful thing. It prevents a runaway boom psychology from taking hold. To be critical is lo be cautious. The Korean war is too young for anyone to predict its effect oti business. The crabbing and the criticism !n general take the form of wondering whether this current prosperity is real, whether it will last, or whether it is headed for another infla- tionarv bust. There is plenty of carping at the Truman program, at high taxes."at government spending, at bureau ( cracy, at inefficiency and waste. But | all this is probably no more violent I nor more virulent than it was in 1036, or 1940, or 1914, or 11)43. There is scoffing at union labor for wanting "security," Yet what businessmen seem to [ear most is that their present prosperity and security won't last, and aren't real. It is far too early to try making any guesses at the outcome of this November's Conrgessional elections. The campaign probably won't rcnUy get hot until aff-er Labor Day, when Oongress has adjourned and its record is nailed on trie wall to shoot at or defend. Few Political Prophets Remembering the terrible upset in the 1948 elections, few editors want to RO nn the record with pol- See EDISON on PARR 1 By l>c\VITT MaeKKNKIR AP Foreign Affairs Analysl The offer by India's premier Nehru to act as mediator in the Korean war isn't surprising coming as It does from the man who not only.Li a great exponent of peace but trl^' be headed for tha leadership o? mighty Asia.' Nehru has tendered his services to bo(h Washington and Moscow. Whether he is pursuing fruitful tactics remat3:s to be seen. One i.i reminded of a scheme employed by the British post-office in dealing with a telegram which has a fa\flty address. The P.O. sends the message to various folks, for any of whom it might be intended, This Is cal!\d a "try message "--just trying to find the right person. Neither U. S. Nor Kussia Actually neither the United States nor nussia is technically the right party to whom (o address a mediation proposal. Let's not forget the United States is operating in Korea nt the request of the United Nations. Thus the State Department holds that the U. N. is the "proper forum" for the settlement of the crisis. However, perhaps. Nehru look that into consideration and adopted what looked like the practical to the two nations which actually are most deeply involved— the leaders of the two world blocs. Anyway, course of sending his "try message" it couldn't do any harm and might do good. .^v. Stale Department IRj So far as regards the Unhcd Today 15 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Riley B. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crigger, Jr., and 5on, Charles, are spending two weeks In Biloxl, Miss., and New Orleans, La- Mr, and Mrs. Edgar Herrick and son. Robert, left this morning for Colorado Springs. Colo., where Mrs. 1 HcrKck and Robert will spend the summer. Mr. Herrick plans to return home in two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. James B. Clark have IN HOLLYWOOD Bj Erstlnt Jonnsor tS'EA Staff Correspondent By ERSK1NK JOHNSON NEA Stall Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Lucille Hal] .slipped me the lowdown on lirr failure to pin to the canvas the dumb chick role in "Born Ye.ncr- day'' and make it holler uncle. She's got a touch of Francis Die mule in her soul when it comes to auditions. Instead of scrimmaging [or the role with Evelyn Keyes, Judy Holday, Marte Wilson .Shelley Win- ers and Jan Sterling, Lucille u-ent jolting the other way. The "let's-see-if-you're-ll" boys leaded and cajoled. Bui Miss Anti-Auditions wasn't aving any ol the competition, lank" you. I flfure If (liey want you, they .rani you," Lucille plalnsnokc il. "If ou've Rnl to rear) and lest for II, o heck with It." It isn't chronicled In Hollywood listory, but once, badgered by her RKO bosses. Lucille went tripping ver to David O. Selznirk's ohicc or a whack at the Scarlett O'Hara ole in "Gone With the Wind." That's what curdled her in the irst place. "It was awful." Lucille shudders, j had to show up at and no blood relation to Helle Davis. Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman or any other Screen Dusc. She insisted: "She's any inovie star, even me. This character has to go up on that .stage and act surprised. She's only been rehearsing what she's going to say for eigbl weeks. So she says. 'Ye Gaels, me? But I'm 50 unprepared. Really. I duin't dream ..." Lucille generally is as imflirich- ing about the movie queen business as Pearl White was about, onrushing trains. had days. as their guest for the past two Miss Floyd Roberts of St. Petersburg. Fla., formerly of Caruthersville. Mo. Miss Ruth Moss, who has been visiting her brother. O. P. Moss anrl good deal. Here is an example o[ such a play, taken from a recent team-of-four match. In the first room, when the six ] Mrs. Moss for the past several of hearts was led. East played the , months, has returned to her home ace of hearts, winning the first , tn Philadelphia. Pa. Misses Hazel Hardin and Ada Dimavant will leave Saturday for trick. He then returned the queen ! I was shaking alt over when I hit Sclznick's office. My knees gave j way. I did the whole audition in ' crubwoman position. S c 1 z n 1 c :< aligned asd said thanks a lot." Judy I'slliday landed tlie junkman's doll role and Lucille grabbed railroad ticket for a personal appearance tour with hubby Ucsi Arnaz. She strutter! to Latin rhythms, swung a pllttcrnii! purse in a m inner dear to the hearts of runaway and wise-cracked for Ihc customers. Mimics Oscar \Vinnrrs At the last moment she nixed a dancinc and singing routine The star with the forest-fire hair shrugcd: I decided it would be silly to compete with Oracle." A lot of movie queens laid in fresh supplies of smelling salt*, ice! But her knees executed some wobbles thai aren't in Arthur Murray's rhumba dance book when she checked into her first vaudeville dressing room, Size of Slapc* "Those stages—they're so big." fhe gasped. "Hey, I'd hate to get caught in the middle of one of thase stages without bread and water." Lucille didn't take any chances with out-of-town press interviews, either. "I once did a personal appcar- j ance tour with Maureen O'Hara atid '•"•' '- ~*~~ - -' - press party," the grinned. "My sinus—I ju.il ilic from it— «as acting up. The reporter nr.xt '• lo me tlidn'l understand my puffed ! ryes and cold sores. He railed .Maureen a lady in his story. But he referred to me as a wlmky tenor will) red-runny eyes. 11 Lucille's brain cells work on direct current and she's not one to make like Sonja Henie with the figure eights when a straight gilde lo home base will get her Ihere quicker. They still laugh about her exit line to LouU B. Mayer when she left MOM. Mayer always referred to her as a thoroughbred and sometimes compared her to his famous horses. "Yes, and like your other nags, I'm leaving your stable." Lucille lold Mayer when she decided to bow cut of her contract. of hearts, and South allowed him to win. East continued with his fast heart, and South won with the king of hearts. Declarer then went after the diamonds, losing to East's king At this point East could not return heart and therefore had to pivc the lead back to declarer. Declarer easily made the rest, fulfilling his contract with an extra trick. Whtyi the hand was played at the 'other table, .Larceny Lou held the East cards. Instead of playing the ace of hearts on the opening lead, Lou's first play was the queen of hearts. This was a ptay^thal could not lose. If Lou's partner had the-kin[j of hearts, the queen of hearts would win the first trick. If South held the king of hearts, he was bound to win a trick with tt no matter what Lou played at the first trick. The whole [joint of playing the queen first was to persuade South to take his king at once. South could not afford tr. refuse the first trick. For all he could tell, the opening lead had been made from the ace-jack of hearts. In that case, South had to take lis trick at once or he wouldn't ;et it at all. Having taken the first trick, declarer went after the diamonds. Harrison to spend a week as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holt. Ancestry Suspected BLAIHMORE. Alts. — W)— He looks like a dog, barks like a dog, and walks like a dog, but Teddy, a four-month-old Dalmatian, eats like a goat. The. puppy will chew on a lump of coal briquette and then swallow it. His favorite foods include walermelons, onions, tomatoes, cigarcl butts, oranges, lemons, matches and lamp - shade covers. States, the State Department has laid il down flatly that the minimum condition (or a solution of Ihe crisis is for the North Koreans to quit fighting and withdraw to their own territory. That presumably would permit discussions. But what of Russia? Moscow 11 the one which is waging world revolution for the spread of communism. She is sponsoring the Northern Koreans in their assault on their brothers to the South. She Is backing the side which, at this moment, holds the advantage in the fighting. Russians N>KOtiat« Ts Russia liknly to negotiate now? Well, she might do exactly that if she thought she could put across great bargain. There have been reports thai 'the Soviet might be willing' to call off the war on terms which would In effect give her control of all Korea, and also get tha Chines Communists seated In the U. N. Russia might achieve her Korean ambition if she .could wangle the withdrawal of Allied trbo;B from Korea and then hold an "election" lor a Minified North and South Ko- tea. Such an election, of course. would follow the usual lines of Red election* In satellite xtate.s 3{^ would deliver all Korea, hog-t : .ii(|' into Moscow's hands. No Indication However, there Isn't Ihe slightest indication at this juncture that tha United States would be willing to embark on any such risky deal. Korea ti tragically important to the Western powers in their fight to halt the spread of Communism in the Far East. Abandonment of the Peninsula now would not only weaken the democracies militarily but would have a tremendously adverse influence on the morale of that part of the world. All these things being so, tha chances for settlement of the Korean imbroglio by mediation aren't bright. leads against notrump. play the queen first. As a matter of fact. if you hold ace-jack-small, the jack is often the best play on similar reasoning. beanies and copies of "HcUasc j She From Nervous Tension" when word I Picture. - h 'S» hopes !or her new "The Fuller Brush Man." Not- that she enjoyed it: "I'.oney, Ihe ones that 1 dou't enjoy turn out lo he the best ones. a mc.^ No more physical lypc pic- turf.s for me." col around that Lucille was abr.nl to whoop it up on tlie six-a-day ouches about a year ago wh.rn ?=hr whipped up an imprcMon of an Academy Aw.irtl winner. But the girls c.in go back to worrying about olhcr things — iikf 1 shrinking from larger- than -lire* to television scrern si^c, Lucille didn't, let any "fucrinrrs" sec the routine. material on the road?" ! 730-Point Jackpot Her Oscar-crabber routine i.i j Pome deceptive plays cannol cost [ill icily for unreal anyhow, she says, anything and may gain quite » JACOBY ON BRIDGE \\S OSWALD .IACOIIT Written fnr NEA Service Play Crematories Needed LONDON —tin — Another thing Britain is shorl of these days Is crematories. British cremation ex- pertj are welcoming a Health Ministry move letting them build six badly needed new crematories but they say It's a short step indeed toward solving their dilemma: 1. New crematories for the dead are well down on building priority lists until Britain gets up enough homes and schools for the living. 2. The number of Britons who prefer cremation to burial keeps rising sleeply month by month. Silent Screen Staf Answer to Previous Puzita * * 4 4 *8652 f J 3762 > 63 *74 4 1 AQ* 83 AQJS: . KJ3 N W E s 18 • (DEAUR) 4973 W AQ5 » KT4 + Q 10 G?. k K J 10 » K 10 I East Pass Pass Pass 1092 * A985 N-S vul. South West Psss Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass Pass North I » 3N.T. Opening lead—V 6 Larceny Lou won with the kins; of diamonds, cashed the ace of hearts, and led a heart to his partner. This defense scl the contract one trick. The score In the first room was plus 630 for North - Soulh. The score in the second room was minus 100 on the same cards Larceny Lou's little deceptive piaj was worth 130 points! Incidentally, yosi don't have to he an expert to use this play. You set the situation fairly often, and It's quite easy to recognize. The next time you have ace-queen- small of the suit your partner HORIZONTAL 1.5 Depicted cinema star 13 On the ' sheltered side M Antecedent 15 Battle formation 17 Actually IB School (Fr.) 10 Acidy fruits 20 Symbol for selenium 21 Musical note S Within 7 Center (ab.) 8 Ship bottom 9 Baskets made of rushes 10 Lubricator 11 Play part 12 Prohibitionists 16 Whirlwind 22 Deer track 23 Falsifier 25 Wild ox of Celebes 25 Incision 30 Guided 22 Winter vehicle 32 Thrown into 24 Protuberance ecstasy 27 Cover 28 Symbol for sodium 29 On account (ab.) 30 Distress signal 31 Waste allowance 34 Chief, god ot Memphis 35 Compass point 36 Id est (ab.) 37 Peels 40 Swimming bird 43 Transmutes 45 Bible mount 46 Reiterated 48 Gull-like bird 49 Meant 50 Town in Texas VERTICAL 1 Manufactured 2 Fish sauce 3 Rested 4 Shouted 5 Recompense 33 Indian lent 40 Greek (ab.) 34 Freebooter 41 Farm buildiiv) 37 Weight of Taw 42 Sicilian sUk volcano 33 Arabian gulf' 44 Standard {ab-j 39 Diminutive of 45 Augment Stanley 47 Eye (Scot.)

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