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»AGE EIGHT ' BLYTrTEVTT.T-K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY », 1»90 nUTBLYTHEVlLU COURUSB NKWS TM COURIER H*W» 00. • w BA1NE8, Publisher •AXXY A. RAINES, Assistant Publish** A. A. FRJ5DRICXBON, Associate Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, Adrertistnt •ol* NsUoiisJ Adrertlslnt Representative*:: WalUoc Witmer Co, New York. Chicago Detroit Memphis. Altered u Mcond cUa nutter >l the port- •fftM *t Blythevill*, Arkmiuu, under act at Coo, October ». Ifll llember ol The AssocUled fnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »y carrier In th« city ol Blylhevlil* or any Mburban town where carrtei service it maintained, ttte per week. 01 »5c per month Bj m»U, wilhln • radius ol 50 miles M.OO fa rear »200 tor sin months, *1.00 for three momhs; by nail outside SO mil* tone. 110.00 pu T«ar p*irsble to advance. Meditations Your ric-hM are wrrupled, »nd jour rarmenls ire molhealen.—James 5:2. • * • Of all the riches thai we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out. of a dream.—Bmmell. Barbs There are a lot of countries where happiness ti scarce because the people haven't learned how to use it, « • • You can climb to real succes« simply by being boosted up (he family tree. * • * 1 We hear so much about better autos being built —it's too bad we can't have better drivers to go with them. » * « II trail) was yean >co that the<r made lh« dollar bill smaller In size. Lately, it Just seem« tn have grown smaller. * * • The younger generation's great mistake is that It has learned things too readily from the older. .Blame for Korean Reverses 'Can Be Laid in Public's Lap As the war in Korea continues to go badly for our side; criticisms are bound ' to mount. People will be looking for ' scapegoats. Some will blame the Administration, or particular parts of it like the State or Defense Departments.' Others will jump on General MacArlhur, or perhaps his fieid commanders. Painful questions will be asked. Why haven't our troops made n better showing? Why haven't they got more and better equipment to fight with? Where •re the planes, and ships we need to to dispatch reinforcements' to buck up th« outnumbered Yank soldiers? Superficially, the answers may not seem difficult to find, and they may Indeed point to weakness and failure in our government. Not alone in the Administration but in Congress as well. If the investigators and critics go back far enough, as they ought to do, they will find that when World War II ended we disbanded our huge army and navy with tremendous speed. The war over, we allowed our soldiers to cast aside their weapons and go home. Into the world vacuum created by the swift dismantling of our military might moved the newly powerful Soviet Union. In the space of a few short years Russia was reaching out to draw within her orbit nations we had thought were safely free. When Czechoslovakia slid behind the Iron Curtain we became alarmed. Suddenly the call went out to stren- gethen our defenses again. America's own military budgets were boosted, and soon we began voting money to help arm friendly nations we thought could share the job of standing off militant communism. Yet never in the two years since the alarm was sounded have we grappled realistically with our defense needs Big as the U. S. defense outlay lias been, it hasn't been large enough to qualify as more than a token of our intent to le- sisl. All these decisions, from the whirlwind disbanding of our World War I! forces to the economies of 1949-50, can be ascribed either to the present Administration or to the Congresses that have served since 1945. But are they basically to blame? The inescapaole truth is that they did not keep a bigger defense establishment in being, or restore it once it had been broken up, because they did not believe public opinion woul' support such a program. President Truman and his advisers and the nation's lop congressional leaders make a business of judging what the people will stand for. It was their considered view that a really adequate defense was not among thus* thing*. Perhaps these men should have shown the wisdom and courage to lead public opinion rather than be guided by it; but the politicians, generally, do not take that course. It is t!ie American people themselves who have dictated the present slate of our defenses. In the face of a clearly great menace from Russia, they have chosen to go on living comfortably, even luxuriously. They have wanted business as usual and life as usual. The price of complacency and softness is often high. We're paying it now on the bloody battlefields in Korea. And we'll go on paying until we wake up to the kind of a fight we're in. Russia is playing for keeps, and we'd better learn to do the same. once over lightly— By A. A. "Eventually," says the country's lop military brass, United States troops will push the North Koreans back acrcss the 38th parallel. Xnd, "eventually," man will commute via rocket ship to the moon, every homeowner will have a jet plane in his garugc, the nickel beer will return, television will repliice the motion picture and politicians all wilt be of the Honest Abe variety. "Eventually," public officeholders will work lor nothing but the good of The People, a president will sweat to cut spending. Congress will vote tax reductions, the dollar will be worth 100 cents and men, for a change, will be able to wrap women around their little fingers. "Eventually," perhaps, people even may outgrow their pettiness, their nearsighted passion for security without sweat, their unwillingness to disburse an erg of energy without a remunerative pound of flesh, their unflagging desire to skin their fellow beings and their pointless persistence in remaining apathetic to governmental affairs. Eventually, but not now. Right now, we're lion-hunting with a sllng- »hot, hunting bear with a switch and stalking wildcats with a pea-shooter. And as the top military echelon regards American reverses in Korea with a clammy professional air, the president, his cabinet and Congress are struggling with large thoughts (Some of which may have crystalized by the time you read this). And ; it's an odds-on bet that,'In the ! process of dredging up an Idea on just how much mobilization we should have, there was almost as much confusion in Washington as over the rest of the countryside. Ideas, opinions, plans, proposals, proposHlon.s. reactions, objections and the like have befogged the atmosphere since the ruckus In Korea broke loose. Let's "wait and see," call out the National Guard, rouse the reserves,. write Stalin a nasty letter. Why not mobilize completely, mobilize half-way, drop an atom bomb on North Korea, give the place back to the natives? Maybe we should send over B-36'*, quickly throw together a hydrogen bomb, drum Russia out of the UN or send the Hcds some Western movies and bore them to death. Jet fighters are too fast, send more F-51's and Piper Cubs, Jets are just fine, front line dispatches say Americans are being beaten to a frazvcle, "these things take time, y'know." communitiucs say withdrawals made to "previously prepared positions" and let's have a Congressional Investigation. Let's take everything out of mothballs, slap controls on everything, ration food and durable goods, draft half a million air raid wardens and send Ava Gardner to negr'.iate peace with Stalin. All this hodge-podge of rumor, suggestion, urging and ballyhoo may be distilled down to a plan ,of sorts. A decision from Truman Is due today We've once more been caught with our pants down around our ankles and the door wide open, and it's about time Uncle Sam did something beside gulp and blush in the face of long slarcs trom a world led to believe in him as n musclebound gent. Full mobilization, partial mobilir^tion or call out the Boy Scouts, I'll welcome a decision, At present, I don't know whether to start acquiring a forced taste for spam, dust oft the old sailor suit, start hoarding cigarettes, tires and whiskey or dig me a lead-lined storm cellar. It's the suspense that gets me. Let's Be More Realistic in the Future So They Say K the Chancellor asks me if I would agrrc to a supranational authority which had power to lell Great Britain not to cut any more coal or make any more steel but to grow tomatoes, ] would say "No."—Winston Churchill. * * * The Soviet Union openly gave North Korea arms, and whether Russians or Koreans gave the signal to attack South Korea is not a key Issue. —Owen t>attlmorc, Johns Hopkins University expert on Far Eastern affairs. • • * It (Truman's action tn Korea) appears to me to be entirely in accord with the United Nations Chartet and with the obtgiation of the United Stales to restore pence In any sHualion' which threatens world war.—Harold E. Stasscn. president of University of Pennsylvania. » t » ' Employment appears to have been stabilized. —President Charles Dabney. Jr., of Champion Piper and fibtr Co. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Gordon Dean, New Head of AEC, Is Not Idea Man But Plu United Nations Makes Real Bid for Peace By neWTTT MaeKENZIE AP Foreifn Affair* Analyst My wife, who U visiting in England, his wigwagged me to know If she should cut her trip short in WASHINGTON— (NEA1 — Behind President Truman's appointment of 44-year-old lawyer Gordon Dean as chairman at the Atomic Energy Commission there is an interesting background. 1 1 deals with how the AEG has been getting on with its work In what has bee:i called Its "radioactive squirrel cage." Dean's appointment came as _ __ pretty much of a surprise to all but those on the inside who helped him get the Job, Aside from two years In U.S. .. Naval intelligence service. Gordon Dean's 20-year hareer has been entirely in the legal profcsion. He has been law professor, Department of Justice attorney, public relations man for Justile Robert H. Jack- son In prosecuting Nazis at the Nuremberg trials. From 1940 to 1943 Mr. Dean was in private law practice In Washington. He was a partner of Sen. Brien McMahon of Connecticut. chairman of the Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Senator McMahon naturally supported Dean's original appointment to the commission in May 1949 and his elevation to the chairmanship. They had also served together in Department of Justice Criminal Division. The Atomic Energy Commision can use good legal Utent. It has a complex law to administer, and many legal contracts. Its first chairman, David E. Lilienthal. was educated as a lawyer. But he had some years in engineering and public administration on Tennessee Valley Authority before he was made head of AEC. Chairman Dean who succeeds him had no scientific or engineering igger .! experience until he was appointed to AEC by President Truman. A Year To Get Acquainted The first year of any AEC member's time Is spent largely In finding what it's all about. For Instance, New York engineer and Industrialist Thomas E. Murray, appointed to the commission last March, has spent nearly all his time since then in visiting AEC's many installations- He'll take up his duties in Washington one of these days, perhaps DOCTOR SAYS Protein foods tre Important In maintaining good nutrition. In (act they are often given i n t ne form of strained meats to young Infants In order to ward off anemia. The proteins are unlike the fats and the starches because they eon- tain nitrogen. Nitrogen Is necessary tor life. Although nitrogen makes up about three-fourths of the air we breathe, this nitrogen Is simply breathed In and out with the air and cannot be used from tills source. It must be obtained from some food. Protein deficiency may follow some Illness which does not allow the food to pass to the digestive tract and be absorbed there. Loss of appetite Is > common cause or sometimes » sign of Insufficient prottm In the food. This loss of appetite may be due to some mental causes In most Illnesses In which there la fever an excessive breakdown of the body protein occurs. The production of hemoglobin, which Is the coloring matter of the blood, depends largely on the amount and quality of, the protein in the diet. Thus, anemia U another sign which develops either when there Is insufficient protein in the diet or when It is poorly absorbed by the body. An insufficient protem diet over long period of time leads to improper distribution of water in the bndy. This causes the development of dropsy, or edema, in which water accumulates in the body tissues. A wasting of tissue also occurs. There is a decline in the ability of the body to produce heat and anemia results from Insufficient protein intake. Animal Proteins Best The best sources of protein for the human body are the animal proteins, such as meat, eggs, fish and rheese. These are usually con- side, ed of greater value than the proteins ol plant origin which are contained In cereals, nuts and certain vegetables. Cost has to be considered. Animal proteins are obtained only by feeding large quantities of plants to the animals and therefore the cost of animal proteins is high in relation to the plant proteins. Consequently some people have to use mostly proteins of plant rather than of animal origin. Nevertheless, for those who can afford It, a reasonable quantity of dairy products, fish, and meat is desirable in order view of the wir-scar*. My barber, whose wif« U fat Italy, ha* received • iLmilar query and has paid m« the compliment of risking my view, thereby giving him an opening to talk. The answer In both irutinc*t_ In th« negative, Ther« in no cation that Another world wi imminent. So that's what the girl* have been told. Most American's while naturally uneasy, seem to estimate the situation correctly. Of course there U a small fringe of the population that Is doing "scare buying" of goods and food, bub the vast majority are taking a very uncomfortable situation in stride. The anxiety ol European countries like England and Italy, however U understandable. Both of Lhem are sitting: dangerously ckv* to the heavy guns of Bolshevism, and Italy In addition ha* a big Communist Party. Other countries of Western Europe are experiencing similar uneasiness. ' raced by Delermitutlon Still, by and large, the democratic bloc is facing the Korean crisis with determination. And one of the chief reasons Ls the bold manner in which the United Nation^ hu met the emergency. Unlike its predecessor, th Lagu of Nations .which committed hari-kari by refusing to face similar crises, the U.N., r.ot only has sponsored the military intervention which thus far ha* !^en on Uncle Sam's shouldera.v^l is urging other nations to send ground troops to support th« United States. That's a real bid for peac*. M mtt the democratic member* of th« United Nations would stand together under this leadership the Korean war might be brought to an early halt. Certainly such a united stand would be a mighty deterrent to further aggression. Naturally there art many small members of the TT.N. who cannot afford to send large contingent* of troops to the Orient. They don't have to In order to support th« U.N.'s stand. Even a docen soldfera, to be fitted into a U.N. legion, would give moral support. It would mean that Bverybody had stood up and been counted a* as well informed as any commi S - !to i ]Eintoin lhe proper ^take of sioner on AEC's work. Of the other commission members, Dr. Henry DeWoU Smyth, author of tl^e Smyth report, is a scientist serving a one-year term. Sumner T. Pike, industrialist and financier, Is senior member of the commission, and has just been con- fi r m ed for a new fou r- yea r term. But because of recent difficulties protein foods. Texfoy 75 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mierrow and Mrs. J. S Gesell have returned from several days stay in Little Rock. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erakinc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: Here's an Errol Flynn yarn T refuse to keep bottled up. During filming of scenes for "Rocky Mountain" near ip, N. M., Errol dropped in on Indian religious ceremony in vhlch the squaws of the tribe aid \c medicine man by dancing fran- 'cally outside his tent. Th e squ a ws c hoos e m ale pa r t- ers, swing into a pocahontas ver- on of Gingers Rogers, then demand beads or trinkets in pay- icnt for releasing the boys. Errol ranced, too. and bought hJs way ut with a bribe of 51,65. That's tvboiit a million dollars icaper, I figure, thans his for river to Lttl Damita. Nora Edding- on and other paleface squaws. There's a ton of doe-eye makeup ollecting dust on the movietown helves. Makeup man Frank Wcot- nore explaines: 'The doe-eyes thint? was rldicu- us. It was simply tnat the co*- iietlcfans and manufacturers nccd- d a shot in the arm. But it didn't York. Too many men threw their .'U'es right out of the house," Silence From Shaw Virginia Mayo says she listened or it. but she didn't hear a single: THI f fled razzberry from any nnti- Hollvwood critics during the time she was In London making "Captain Horatio Hornbtower" with regory Peck. She told me: ''The British people I met wcrr indifferent- Most of them seemed to he glad T wns there. The nnt;.e about my playing the part instead of an English actress happened oefore 1 arrived." I asked her if she got a chance to meet Rernard Shaw. "He didn't ask me," she dcAtl- panned. The famine is over for young Hollywood hopefuls and from now on it's going to be a scramble for new faces. Helena Sorrel, head talent coach at POX, says: "At our studio we're just beginning to realize the Import-ancc of new latent, we're making more icsts than anyone else to find now faces. When the axe fell, we had a terrific list and weeded out most of them. "Today In Hollywood It Isn't so much a matter of the beautiful face as being able to deliver a performance." She riocsnU think (hal poU-mia film stars should expect to fine training In television — "television's not the bnsness to train p«o i but sbr rales 11 tops as a medium | ID which Hollywood can discover iew talent Born A Basso Don't go screaming your lungs out in hidden valleys to get an Ezio Pitua basso, girls! Husky- voiced Pat Neal shudders at the thought of it. "You might get a deep voice, but you won't have any 'range," she let, me know. "My mother says I was born with a deep voice. I thought people were kidding when they said mine was way down, but I saw a sneak of "The Breaking Point" the other night. Gads, I do have a deep voice." Pat's playing the same role all over again in the John oar field film that Lauren Bacall played in "To Have and Have Not." She said: "I've always been a lady, hut this time I'm a sort of Mae West creature and get dirty laughs. 1 don't think I could be like Lauren, but the girl's pretty much the same with the same kind of dry okes as the if-you- want-any thing- ust-whistle thing." • * • John Ireland is rehearsing Ten lessee Williams' "Summer anc Smoke" with Dorothy McGuirc for he Actors company production al LaJolla this month. "Joanne <Dru> will come down and watch," Ireland says. "We're going U, do a heck of a play Every time I make love to Dorothy on stage, the scene black: out and the spotlight flashes on the figure of nn angel." * * * The tow n of Dixon, 111., wil whoop it up for Its favorite nativ son with "Ronald Reagan's Indi; Summer festival" in mid-Alien Reagan mentioned Dixon In "Th Hasty Heart" — the script i Boston,' hut why plug Boston?— and will be right on hand to ft the keys to the city. Ron Is an old hand at mixlni with mayors' committees. "I don't worry about what I'm supposed to do. I wait until some body lakes me by the hand an drags me off to the next even They come and get you when the need you." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACORT Written for NBA Stnrk* Proper Ploy frosts Guesswork in Play "You recently wrote an artic about how to gutss * certain fin few senators, he could not! Louis Lansky Ls visiting relatives See EDSOM Page 10 I in Toronto, Canada. —— j Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thomas have I returned from Wyckliffe, Ky., where se," a Denver correspondent re- | they visited relatives, inds me. "There is a guess in | Dr. Glenn Sayre and daughters, lis hauci. even though there is no . Misses LaVaughn and Louise, and nesse. Will you be good enough M r . and Mrs. Paul Philliber, left D tell us how the experts would I yesterday for their home in Shelby- uess this situation? i ville. Mo., after a visit with Drs. "West opened the six of spades, ! Carl and Edna Nies. ast put up the king, and South! P. B. Joyner- will leave tomorrow for Okemah, Okla., to Join Mrs. Joyner and children, who have been visiting relatives there for the past on with the ace. "When the hand was actually for or against peace. General Agreement In this connection it is widely believed there should be general agreement among the democracies not to strengthen the hand of aggressors by trading which might benefit them. A case tn hand is the question of oil sales to Red China. The United States has embargoed shipment of oil from America, the purpose being to plug any leak-: of this strategic fuel to the forces invading South Korea. ^f Washington also has been sed(p ing the help of "other countries in tightening the oil embargo. Up until now Britain . had declined to go along with requests to cut shipments to China on the grounds that current shipments by British wers "sufficient only for civilian consumption" in -China. Britain has . placed much importance on her business connections with Communist China, and has wanted to continue trade with that country. Today, however, a British foreign office spokesman announced that his country had stopped all oil shipments to Red China. This question of wartime trade always has been a troublesome and dangerous one, but also one possible of solution. So, all things considered, I've told my wife to finish her English holiday. a'yed, South then led a club, and ast won with the ace. East re- j month, ilrned a spade, South played low, nd West won with the jack. A pade return forced out declarer's ueen. "Declarer saw that he could make iree clubs, three hearts, and two pades. He needed.a diamond trick or his contract. However, when he ed diamonds. West took the ace f diamonds and ran the rest or If South East can establish his spades, but he will never regain the lead to cash them, tackles the clubs first, take the club ace but cannot then return a spade. Any other return, of course, can do South no harm. When the expert Is. forced to guess, he does a pretty good job . 11, I t>"*-°", 1L " MVJ1..1 n J'ltmj &UUU JVU spades. This set the contract. | O f it. However, if he makes un- (DEALEK) 41052 V AQ10 * K43 + KQB5 1» AAQ4 VKJ2 «QJ10 A J1073 E-W vul. North Eut South 1* Pass 2 N: T. 3 N. T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 * West Pass Pass accessary guesses, he's no expert. Mow Those Gophers Down VISAHA. Calif. (/P)—This clerk didn't know much about farming, but he sure was resourceful. So reports Angelo Jordan, a rancher, who asked'a hardware store clerk for some gopher traps. The clerk said he was out, but suggested lawnmower Instead. "You can cut their heads off while you mow the grass," he told the -flabbergasted farmer. Feathered Creature HORIZONTAL 1,6 Depicted bird 13 Vegetable 14 Feminine star 13 Goddess of infatuation 16 Distributed, as cards 18 Climbing herb,,4 19 Egyptian sun 17 Boy , s . nickname 20 Small buds 5 Within (comb, form) 6 Fish 7 Hawaiian goddess- 8 Wiles 9 Artificial language 10 Tear 11 New York lake 34 U is native to 'If South had ted diamonds Instead of clubs at the second trick he would have made his contract If West look his ace of diamonds at once he could establish the spades but could never regain the lead to' cash them. If West refused to lake the ace of diamonds. South could abandon the suit and start the clubs. With one diamond trtck In, he would make his contract. 'For the life of us, we cannot see why South should lend diamonds Instead of clubs. Would an expert know how to guess this right?" I have a faint suspicion that my leg Is being pulled. An expert would not need to guess at all on this hand, since the proper play eliminates all guessing. South must refuse the first trickl When East holds lhe first trick with lhe king of spades, he can do no better than to return his remaining spade. South wins and can attack either diamonds or clubs with equally satisfactory results. If South lends diamonds. West can take the ace ol diamonds and god 20 Deity 22 It is found hedges 23 Dreadful 25 Burden 27 Poor section 28 Minced oath 29 Not (prefix) 30 Half an em 31 Greek letter 32 Parent 33 Pare 35 Volcano in Sicily 38 Primitive 39 Peruse 40 Correlative of either 41 Sallies 47 Italian river 48 Seed vessel 50 Missiles 51 Indian weight 52 Summary 54 French river 56 Regret 57 Nautical crieb VERTICAL 1 Amasses 2 Involve 3 Expire 4 Leave 36 Household linen 21 Pullman cars 37 Worships' 24 Spoiled 42 Scent 26 Akin 43 Male sheep '33 Correct 44 Woody plant 45 Pronoun 46 Spanish river 49 Indistinct 51 River in Hungary 53 Preposition 55 Exclamation of surprise'

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