The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 21, 1950
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MIBfiOC LB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLTTHEVILLB COURIE* NEWS TfDC COtmtER NKWI OO. X. W. BAINXS, Publisher A. HAINES, AMliUot PubiUlMT A. A. FREDRICKSON, Aoectate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Admtltfof J AdT«rti*ta« Reprc«nUU«e«: Wttmer Co, N«w York, Chicago, Detroit AUtntt, Memphis. w Mcond etui matter «t the po«i- MftM U BiTthtvUlf , ATk»B»u, under »et al Con, October ». J»17. Member of Th« Associated Prew • DESCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city ol Blythevllle or any Htotrbu town irher* carrier service U main- talntd, !0c per week, or 85c per month «r m*il. within > rtdlus of SO mllei 14.00 pel ftu, M.OO tor sbr monthi, $1.00 for three monthi; if Hal] outside SO mile *>n«, (10.00 per r«v Myiblt In idvuvct. Meditations By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice i>f pr*lM l« God continually, that Is, the fruit of our lips livinj (hanks to his name.—Hebrews 13:15. * • * How happy it is to believe, with a steadfast insurance, that our petitions are heard even while ire ire making them; and how delightful to meet »-Hh » proof o! 11 in the etfecuinl and actual grant of them—COWTKT. Barbs Married men are much more outspoken than' eingle men, according to a pastor. Guess toy whom. * * * One of the btit ways to make your (roiitilni feel small Is to ignore them—especially when U Ik In l to other people. * * * Tlie greatest guy In the world is That any man would be If he lived up to what his kids thin* of him. * * * The danger In going down In work with the flu 1» that you're liable to jet other swople down —to ther «n'( fa ta work. * • • "How do you eat?" asks > health »d. With today's prices, it IS quit* a problem! Our Allies Can't Hold Foe While We Tool Up for War In the two world wars this country fought, our great industrial might proved decisive for victory. Each time, however, we enjoyed one supreme advantage: We had strong allies in the field who could stand off the enemy until our superior weight of metal could be brought to bear. No responsible official in Washington or any western capital is saying the Korean fighting is the first stage of World War 111, or even a prelude. But ft is war, even though it be called a United Nations "police action." As a war, it should drive home to •» one hard lesson. It was just a few days old when American troops were in the thick of it, fighting and dying 7000 Miles from home. Today we are cany- ing the brunt of battle, with South Koreans and other UN nations lending only minor support. That, unfortunately, is the pattern of the future. World War II sapped the strength of Britain and France, formerly our most reliable allies. Today—and tomorrow—they could not field great armies to shield us while we set our ponderous industrial machine in motion for war. The precious lime we bought with troops of other nations in previous wars will not be for sale at any price in another major conflict. The whole colossal burden of both the fighting and the supplying of munitions would fall directly and immediately upon the United States. To be sure, Britain, France and many other freedom-loving peoples would spring to the defense and put millions of men under arms. But we would have to provide them with most of the equipment they'd need—from the start. Worse still, military weapons have become far move costly and complex than in World War 11. At the very time when speed has become most vital, these factors threaten to make full-scale mobilizing a slower process than ever. Let one example suffice. Plane makers pay that if they began from scratch tomorrow i o put military aircraft production on a 50,000-plancs-a-ycar level, it would take 10 months longer to reach that goal than it did in World War II. In fact, it would require 34 months— almost three years. Knowing all this, the very.least our leaders can do is to hammer our industrial mobilization plans into the highest possible stale of readiness. The penalty for neglect of this necessity will be paid in the unnecessary deaths of American soldiers in another war. Watch Out for Phony Petition A million Americans in 40 states h*v« their n»m« to * "world peace" petition sp«cificallj' aimed at outlawing atomic weapons. Probably not mor« than a few thousand of the signet's realized that this campaign is being- run by the U. S. Communist Party and is Mo*- cow-inspirerf. The peace proposal was adopted last spring at a Stockholm meeting of th« Partisans of Pence, a Communist-sponsored international organization. Since then it has been circulated widely in Europe, Asia and now America. Many millions of signatures have been obtained. Secretary of Slate Acheson properly branded the whole effort as fraudulent and cynical. Ho pointed out that just before tlie North Koreans attacked South Korea, it was reported half the Population ol North Korea !i;u) sig-iierj the petition. This proposal is still going the rounds in America, Often it bears the cloak of labor union sanction, though the nadire of such sponsorship is usually quite vague. From here on out, every Amoriwin will do well if he turns away from his door the bearer of any peace petition that talks of outlawing the atom bomb, mentions Stockholm or boasts of labor sponsors. Almost certainly that proposal will be Moscow's handiwork. Views of Others We Dare Not Appease Russia Any Longer. Stalin U reported as willing to "horse-trade" ior a settlement ol the Korean vvar. His price Is Mid to be tin admission of communist China to a scat on the U. N. Security Council: the seat now held by Nationalist China, This would be a clear-cut victory for Stalin. He would have another red veto vote on the Security Council. Russia could then mess tip the ,worlt ol that body even worse than it has done in the past. And until Russia walked out last winter In » spoiled-brat huff because she couldn't have her way about China, the vetoing had made [he council a "perpetually hung Jury." Such a triumph for Russia would be a corresponding defeat foe the United states. The world would have little confidence in us thereafter. Artd how long would It be before Russia conked up Knottier young war (or the same purpose a-i she h,irf Jn ihfe Korean strife? Eventually, we'd stand wHh our hacks to the wall, no Irlends, J ac - ing appalling Russian might. Our State Department I* right In declaring that the rock-bottom basis for a Korean settlement it the withdrawal of the Korean red army We cannot accept l«s. And we »re not alone in makmj this demand. It was the order Issued by the U. N. security Counci). and we arc acting as its police force. Our troops carry the U N flag with the Alars.ancf stripes. Stalin has bM^Talkiug peace lor five years while diligently making cold and hot war in every promising spot. Peace talk Is Ruga's window dressing r or a policy of ruthless aggression • The blockade of Berlin should be vivid In our memories. In August. 1349. s i a i| n agT(!( , d wi(h the representatives of the U. S., Britain and France !or a settlement ol that trouble. But when the representatives got back to Berlin, to work out deUUs with the Russian commander there they found that Stalin's Urm s had been ca ncc)e d.' Nc / fi»rder ones were proposed. About a year ago, Secretary of Stale Ache«n « W of , Hu«ia n peace offer for Germany tha It »„ "as full of propaganda as a dog Is a - o te-dealmg and double-crossing, and the Ico- Parrt has not .changed its spots. Every decent person wants to sec war avoldod if ) can be done without putting us in a weaker position. TO try to buy "peace lor our time" by knuckling under to R, IM ia n - OU ,d be to conspire 'it" her lor our own destruction. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say We believe that the Henderson, case (outlawing dining car segregation by the Southern Railway Company, has (orcvcr made all (orn, s ot Jim Crow transportation lllcsal.-Thursood Marshall, ot the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. * » » Sonic nation* can commit themselves in a matter of seconds.—Gen. Omar Bradley. * « • Present circumstances in Prance require that republicans ol all shades must bury their differences in the Interests of France.—Former premier Henri Qucuille of lY.ince. * * » U'ltcn man stands at a crossroads which only leaves U-re choice ol this way or that, the difference between the very clever and the simple in mind narrows almost to the vanishing pulnt or even turns to the latter's Advantage.-Author Arthur Kocstlcr, delegate to Ihe "Congress for cul- tutal Freedom." * • « I have said many times before and 1 want to repeat that one of the things government cimwl do Is to practice medicine.-Gov, Thomas E. Dcwey ol New York, veCcnmg to socialized medicine. * » » No artist who has the right to bear llwl title can be neulral In the battles of our lime.—Robert Montgomery, r»<iio commentator »u<) »cre»n jit*. We Can Think of Better Ways to Spend o Summer Day FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1950 i America Won't Trade Principle for Peace Peter fdson's Washington Installment Pla Buying Up, But Credit Curbs Are Unlikely WASHINGTON (NBA) -Anyone buying anything on the installment plan~and who isn't?--should be interested to know that Washington officials are *gain beginning ^o worry about he Increase tn onsumer credit. Store'ieep e r s, automobile and anlUmce dealers, home builders and even the oan companies „, -^*have been reporting that .business was seldom better, some bankers fco.1 it is too good. The result is that President Truman may again ask Congress lor stand-by authority to permit Ihe 'ederal Reserve Board to put lim- te on consumer credit if the boom gels out of hand. Federal Reserve had this powr to control credit during the war. H expired June 30. 1W9. The President recommended extension of the authority, but Congress would have none of it. At that time, of course,' the country was at the beginning of the 1043 slump. Business of some of the automobile companies in particular IVB.S falling off. They claimed it v:a s due to too rigid federal control.,. So a terrific drive was put on to reduce down payments and extend time payments from 18 to 21 months. Or longer. New Homes Boost Consumer Credit American consumer debt dropped from a total of 518,000,000,000 at the end of 1948 to »15.000,000,000 as o( July 1, 1949. »»t when the brakes were then taken oft. volume sUitt- cd to increase again. II was ?I8.- 800.000,000 al the end of 1949. As of June 1, 195ft latest figure available —it was $19,100,000,000. This ia the highest it has ever been. It is an increase of over $3.000,000,000 in the past year. Increases are in almost every field of credit. The one thing which is leading the parade in the consumer credit field, however, is the big boom In housing. Every new house naturally creates a demand for new furniture and household appliances n'hich also have to be bought on time. The thing snowballs. At the end of 19«, the total TJ. S. mortgage debt on one-to-four family non-farm houses was $33,000000.000. At the end of 1949 it -,vas nver J37,000,000.000. Today it u estimated at 5*0,000.000,000. Easy government money in PHA and GI guaranteed loans does the trick. Some alarmists see in this increasing load of private debt the making of another inflationary boom and an inevitable crash, To others, the expansion of consumer credit is a perfectly normal thing, consistent with Increased population, increased employment, incresscd business activity. In 1929 there were people in the U. S. labor force and to tal disposable personal Income, after payment of taxes, was $85 000 000.000. In 1939 the labor force was 55,000.000 and disposable income was 172,000.000.000. At the end of Ihe war in IMS, the labor force was 65.000.000 and persona! income v as *M2,000,000,000. Today the labor force is 64,000,000, but total. disposable personal income Ls at an annual« of $222,000,000,000. Credit Ratio Below t3, '39 The more people there are working, the more they earn, the more they can afford to borrow and go Into debt. This is perhaps ' ocs'» shown by « Federal Reserve Board calculation ot the ratio between total consumer credit outstanding and disposable Income. This Is the way it stacks up for four critical periods: What this table shows is that consumer debts have risen sharply since the end of the war. But they are .still below the record ratios of 1929 and 1039. Paced with these ratios, it Is highly improbable that will pay much attention to new demands for credit curbs. The story I fpl ,, nn ,,, „„„, might be entirely different, how- ! e pect ' ever, if the Korean incident bios- j Jomed into a full-blown world.war. ( June, Sunday School' Lesson In the story of Samuel, the child born In answer to his mother's earnest prayer and dedicated to the service o! God, there are some elements, that are seldom, If ever mentioned, r like to think, for Instance of Elkanah. Samuel's father, and the husband of Hannah. I have never known a man called Elkanah. tliouph many men have been called by less honorable Biblical names. Elkannh stands « g conspicuous example of the good husband and devoted lover. According ~lo the custom of the time he hM two wives When childless Hannah wa.i rils- consolale because qf the reproach and ill treatment of the other wife who had children, Elkanah, finding her weeping and not eating, said to her: "Why is thy heart grieved? Am not, I better to thee than ten sons?' Surely there spoke the voice of true love. What joy. therefore, when Hannah's prayers for a child were answered with the birth ol Samuel Hannah made good her vow, » n d the child In the temple, nervine the High Priest. Ell, began 1 great career as High Priest, prophet. »nd leader In Israel, The limes were difficult, calling for a leader or strength, courage and of high liilesrfty. Eli was not an exemplary father »nd his J0 ns had grown up In unrestrained evil bringing corruption and licentiousness 'nlo the very oltlees at relfgfon The establishment of righteousness and the purging of evil, was «bsent Jrom the very temple Itself. Moreover, the times were of great danger, and Samuel came to leadership In an hour of overwhelming disaster for Israel. The tons of EH were both killed in battle as the Philistines completely routed the armies of Israel. Ell died when he learned of his sons' death How Samuel rallied Israel «nd wrcsied victory from defeat Is told In Samuel 7, with the Incident es- tabhslnng the symbol, Ebenezer and the saying, "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." Unfortunately. Samuel's sons followed in the corrupt ways of the sons of Ell. Angered, the people demanded a new king. Disheartened by this virtual rejection »t the. end of i great career. Samuel acceded to their demands, ,nnd Saul became king. But the life and work of Samuel as leader In Israel were unsullied by stay nnivorthiness. We was a true priest, an honest prophet, and a fearcss and courageous leader He gave evidence of a vigor and Intensity in action of which the gentle life of the child in the temple gave little suggestion. make five trumps In his own hand ; and three trumps in dummy.togeth- 1 er with the ace of hearts, for a toUl of nine tricks. East had criticized hts partner quite unjustly for the opening lead- no lead would have done any good'. West's double of three clubs was, perhaps, more deserving of censure.' It encouraged, Ea-st to double four Incidentally, North's Jump to /our spades wns a bold but very fine bid. North had passed at his first turn and had much more pitying strength than his partner had any BV DeWITT AP Foreign Affairs Analyst America wants peace in Korea but has no intention of sacrificing principles »nd engaging In any horse-deal with Russia to That, I take It, Is the real - nlficance of Washington's ' polit« but firm response to Die eltorls ot Prime Minister Nehru of India to mediate the Korean crisis. Out th» window is the Idea (approved bj Premier Stalin) (hat Communist China's admission to the United Nations be made a preliminary to negotiating peace in Korea. There's only one acceptable qualification for peace negotiations. That Is for the aggressors to cease fire arid withdraw within their own. borders. Then the Issue Isn't one between Russia and America, but between Russia and the U.N. Amerk* Stands Pat In short, America is standing pat on her determination to meet Communist aggression wherever It shows itsclt. and fight It to a finish. There is to be no compromise. Ample backing for Ihat sweeping statement Is In be found In President Truman's dramatic call on Congress yesterday for a $10,000000.000 program to provide men and materiel for the Korean conflict and to guard against armed aggression. anywhere else, That means business. And If you want an exclamation point for that sentence you can find it In the that two fresh American divi^ have been flung Into the Korean the»tre to buy more time lor th» mobilization of strength to smash the Communist Invaders. Stalin H.i« H*10 _.,** w of fen happens, Premier Stalin Is wearing a halo of peac« In his ostensible willingness to negotiate the Korean war if the U.N will evict Nationalist China (on, of the big five In the World War) and admit Communist China tn . this let's lock nt fust what Red China'i membership means to Russia' The main gain would be In'pres- tige for the Communist bloc That would be very considerable In {h« peace organization and might b« far reaching In Asia. We mustn't forget, that -whlls China now Is * stricken nation yet potentially she Is one of th» world's great powers. She ha,, within her borders more than a fifth of the globe's population, and she has resources which In time can maks her strong. Nationalist Eviction The eviction of Nationalist China and (he election of Communist China in the U.N. (which America doesn't approve but has • said she will not veto it the majority want it) certainly would boost the stock of Communism in many Asiatic eyes. Countries like Burma and T^ donesia. which already have pawflB fill Comunist Parties, would say: "If Red China: is good enough so that the United Nations kicks the Nationalists, out and substitutes the Communists, they must be worthy folk and stand well, what Is good enough for ' the United Nations U grad enough for us." So If Russia could temporarily abandon the Korean venture and thereby gain International recognition of China, It would be a good swap for Moscow. She always could return to the Korean attack al an opportune moment. However, the status.of Communist China cannot be made the premise of Korean negotiations.' Uncle Sam stands on principles. Installment credit a£ a percentage of income Consumer credit as a percentage of income Mortage debt as a percentage of income Total ratio of consumer credit plus mortgage debt' as percentage of Income End of 1923 End of 1939 End of 2945 lost 9.3 11. 34.1 i.e t.e 12.3 19.4 29.9 IN HOLLYWOOD B.r Erskln* JoniUkrB NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Wil- iarn Grant Sherry's announcement that he will marry Ihe governess of his child parallels In a T the plot of Bette Davis' movie. All This arid Heaven, Too" Belle played the governess and Charles Boy« r played William Grant Shcr- •y- Lew Ayrrs isn't [loin;; any clnnc- ny HI the streets about the re- sstie of 'All Quiet on the Western Front." A commentary has iccn auricd to the reissue and Lew says: "n should be released n Us original lorm or not at all To me. the commentary ruins everything." Slan .IODCS. askcfl for advice on 3»S writing: "It's always good Io get an orij- Idea that will remind people of a hit number." lie Johnson orficc, I hear, has reversed its position on "Woman on the Rock." based on Almce Simple McPhcrson's life, and it's ocil lor production with Evelyn Xcves starring . . . Despite the Korean situation. Glenn lord's icxt, "The Hying Fish," Is solng ahead before the cameras. It's about the Navys hush-hush guided nisstle program. four major networks arc die- Bering (or Oscnr winner ,\rme n c . vcre's new radio package in which she plays a lady judjc . . . llon- tsty rto|it.: Claude .larman says he's the only arlor ivlio dirt mil Ic.ivc a slurtio h.v askiiis fnr his rrlraw. Me told me: "M-G-M Just dropped int." The Slain Chance ana Turner's all a-twittcr. but t's nothing compared Io scratchy- voiced Marjoric Main's excitrtnrnt over her chwice to Pinza's orbs in "Mr. imperium " Pa Kettle's favorite girl [old me"I was all set to battle it 'out with Metro about doing another picture so soon, but along comes •Mr. imp.' Hang the rest, i p] a y most of my scenes ivith Pinza " Marjorle's still pi^zled. though, by the screenplay's description of the character she plays: "It says rm a charming, dainty type. Taiv; Well, for pjnza maybe even Marjorie Main can be See HOLLYWOOD on Pijft 9 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Scrrie* ''Temper, temper!" said Generous Gcorse reprovingly. "You must remember that partners arc numaii beings also—unlikely though it may sec en." "Not my partner," said East viciously. "It has been scientillcally proven that my partner haj the brains of a llsh." "Well." said Gcr-.crous Georje In a conciliatory tone, "Ml let tou have what you're after. I'll jive you a club trick, and I'll let you lead a second Irump at me." The outburst had occurred when West led the king ol diamonds as his opening lead. E^t overlook with the ace ol diamonds, grumbling bitterly about stupid partners who couldn't uudorsurid the Bidding, fcast then returned the queen of spades. It was at this point lliat ous Gcorse, playing the South his clubs in dummy, he led the queen of clubs from his hand. When West played low, George discarded a diamond from dummy, allowing East to win the trick with the ace of clubsl East looked as though he could- 21 2V DoubU Opening le»d—» K Today 15 Yeurs Ago Little Jo Ann Trieschmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j. a. Trieschmirrn, had fifteen of her friends in to help her celebrate her fourth birthday yesterday at the nome of her parents. After the chllden played a number of gamee, Ice cream was served with birthday cake. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lunsford left this morning for a motor trip to Los Angeles. Calif. Mr. and Mrs. c. R. Babcoct will s membership. In vtew of spend" the weekend at Current River Beach near Pocah'ontas, as guesla ot Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Isaacs, who are spending the Summer there. Misses Carolyn Haley ann IJ1- lian Shaver left yestrcday for Manila, where they are members of th« school faculty. • Mrs. W. M. Taylor was hostess to a joint meeting ol the Tuesday tnd Thursday rook clubs at her home yesterday. She also was hostess to six other guesls, Mrs. John Pcath- erstone, Mrs. T. H. Hayne-s, Mra, Edwin Robinson. Mrs. Uoyd Rogers. Mrs. A. s. Langdon and Mra, E. E. Hardin. Musical Instrument HORIZONTAL I tfepicted musical instrument 5 Label 8 Malt beverages 12 Toward the mouth 13 Personality H Dispatched 15 Tune 16 Liable 18 Eggs 1 Marsupials 2 It is used fat the — 3 Pitch 4 Hypothetical force «E*g«r J4 Outer «»nnen« 10 44Gudrun's husband n't believe his good fortune as he I returned the jack ol spades. His aim, of course, was to draw a.s many as possible ot dummy's trurmxs: to prevent south from ruffing clubs in dummy. George won with his remaining top trump and led the Jack ot clubs. West covered with th eking ol clubs, and dummy ruffed with the eight of spades. George entered his hand with the ace of hearts, cashed the ten of clubs, and then ruffed a club with riunmiy'-s nine of spades. It didn't matter whether or not Eu-st ovrr-niffcd. George's clubs >verc established, and East c^.ul-i lake his high trump nlien he liked —but he could get no other trick. Incidentally, George hart not really been generous when he let East win a club trick. If nc had Una vjvuist:, iJuiyuLi; uiv- ouuui t,asi win a cmo t.rick. Ji ne had !tai:d. tried Io pour oil on tumbled fried to mil Ills clubs In dummy into Ezio w»ttr*. Duteid of trying to rujt | he would lisvt be*o »«U He would 19 French article JSJi tr! ?* 20 U is played « Comp«r»tiv« with the 22 Not (prefix) 23 Opposed 25 Waste allowance 17 Daze 28 Radicals 29 Nickel (symbol) 30 Pronoun 31 Exists 32 Natrium (symbol) 33 Similar 35 River in New Mexico 38 Gaelic .19 Dash •10 Egyptian svm god 41 Comfort*! 17 Depart 48 Some 50 Observed 51 Hawaiian food 32 Dessert! 54 Aged SSAnoo 55 Mitigate 57 Bind 33 Mexican Kart WBoy't 34 Astronomy nlcfcnaro* muse 49 Consent suffix " " 3* Bod? ot water 51 American poej JO Ends 37 Oil S3 Direction (ah.) 21 U is « - 42 Preposition 55 Thoroughfare instrument 43 Plunder (ab.)

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