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Monday, July 24, 1950
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EIGHT RIB BLYTHEVILLB COURIE* NEWS TVX COtTRHER ITEWa OCX K. W. RAINES, Publisher •ABJtT A. RAINES. Attlattnt Publlihcr A.-A. FMDWCXSON, Assodat* Editor . HUMAN, Adr«rU*ln« Muuger CM* NkUoul Adnrtltinf RepresentaUTea: WaUwi Witmer Co, New York, Chicaco. Detroit. AUtatt, u«»ipiii» atotend u (econd elass matter tt the po«t- at Blytherllle, Arkaoiaa, under act of Coo- Oetoter », 1*17. • Member of Tha Auodmted Pr*M "~~BUBSCRIPTION RATES^ •jr curler In tha city of Blylhevlll* or any Mburbfcn love where carrier service U "*•'"• talud, 20c per week, or S5c per mouth By mail, within a rudius of 50 mlle> $4.00 pa year, |2.00 (or six months, $1.00 (or three months; by nail outside SO mUe lone, »10.00 per feat payable In advance. Meditations Bui seek ye firsi the kingdom of God, anrf hi* righteousness; anri all these things shall be unto .you, — jMallhew 6:3,1, Ours is a religion jealous in its demands, but how infinitely prodigal in its yttt.s! II troubles you for an hour, it repays you by immortality. — Bulwer-Lytton. Barbs This is the season when the jack of all trades goes into the same thing—vacation. + * * Seventjr per rent of flic members nf a prison band were paroled before their terrrw wtre up. Even In the pen. peace Is a blessing. * » » You really accomplish something during the hot days when you succeed in getting home from the store before the ice cream melts, * * * A naturalist says wild life is disappearing. Majrbe the t*en-afers are just away on vacation, * * * It'j wise to apologize to a man U you're wrong —and to t woman if you're right. U. S. Needs Quality to Win; Quantity No Longer Enough American troops in Korea are not battle-hardened veterans. They're green soldiers struggling against great numerical oriels with insufficient, and ineffective weapons. These men were garrison troops in •ccupied Japan, not even thoroughly trained for combat. Despite these extreme handicaps, they are indicting heavy losses on the enemy in an often valiant rear guard action. The hard truth is, however, that the Korean war imposed such disadvantages upon them because the U, S. Army is almost totally lacking in combat effectives fit for 1950 warfare. Taking assurance from comfortable prophecies that Russia couldn't fight a war until • t least 1952, we at home shrugged off the task of building a real defense. There's another unpleasant fact we must digest: even if we had 'equal numbers and equal equipment, thnt would b« no guarantee of victory. Writing in the Saturday Evening Post, Hanson Baldwin, New York Times military expert, declares \ve won World War II not because we had the best soldiers in the world but because, with our allies and our huge industrial output, we. mounted the biggest military machine. Baldwin says: "Given equal armament, and equal numbers, the enemy usually won. Our victories were fashioned out of overwhelming superiority in weight of metal and in numbers." To be sure, he adds, we had some crack fighting units, some good leaders and some fine equipment. On the sea and in the air, \vc gained a few key triumphs over stronger enemy forces. But generally, says Baldwin, our land forces didn't measure up in basic fighting quality. "Captured enemy intelligence documents repeatedly mention the lack o[ aggressiveness of the American infantry," he writes. "Our own training program constantly tried to step up the battlefield initiative of our troops." Baldwin also asserts that our generalship, though usually good, seldom merited the label "best." And he runs through a long catalogue of ^capons to show we frequently fell short of the enemy and our allies in the quality of our arms. Moreover, he insists we still lag in such vital categories as tanks, tactical aircraft, artillery rockets, anti-aircraft and self-propelled guns, and new aircraft carriers. But against all the deficiencies of men and equipment, Baldwin balances these military virtues: "Intelligence and initiative were American strong points. ... In general education, mechanical aptitude, technical skills and factory O ul- .put, wo were greatly superior." Too, he says, we had SOME of the '.best equipment in every field, generally BLTTBEVTTlB (ARK.y COURTEK NEWS where commercial UM aided technical advance*. And in construction, engineer- in? and supply, "our *ervices wrought minor miracles." These virtues suggest why our soldiers may not be the world's best. Tha qualities they do have are those exalted and developed by a peace-loving people. Ours is not a military civilization dedicated to the soldier, as was the case in Germany and Japan. Furthermore, we haven't learned to dramatize our democratic freedom as a fighting cause, as Russia dramatizes fanatical Communism. And, very important, we've never had to defend our own soil the way Britain and Russia had to do in World War II. A vast continental island far from the scene of recent wars, we had come to take our liberties and our safety for granted. It was hard for us to see the peril in a conflict waged thousands of miles from American shores. It still is. If war came to our soil, if our freedom were directly threatened, there's little doubt how we would fight. What we must realize is that with Russia grasping for power everywhere, American soil is indeed menaced by every Soviet breach of the peace. For today we are the real enemy—the only enemy % with strength. Against colossal Russia, numbers and material substance would not necessarily be on our side. To be ready for such an adversary, we must have both quality and quantity in men and arms. The higher virtues of a peace- loving people are not enough in this crisis. To Be Expected In the parliamentary election* Hie upheld Ihclr pro-occupation government but th« result* showed « trend toward national independence. There Is nothing surprisiiiR tn this and nothing necessarily alarming. National Independence Is bound In be in the minds of the Japanese «s H Is In the minds of the Germans. Disastrous defeat in war and the need /or both physical and political reconstruction present problems that may be'worked out only after long years. But the urge for independence Is as unfailing us the attraction of gravity. Views of Others Korean 'Mediation' India's first announcement of willingness to "mediate" In the Korean warfare was followed by an admission by her ambassador that the time riiti not seem to be "ripe." Nevertheless notes from Prime Minister Nehru have been lately dispatched, It is announced, to Russia «nd the United States, which supposedly revive tha subject. Their cojghfnb were undisclosed at this writing, but United:;Stat« state department reaction to the general 'subject of pacificalion Is presented by a spokesman as follows: The minimum condition for a solution is withdrawal of North Korean forces to the Mth parallel. The proper forum for solution of the crisis Itself Is the UN. ' This is an obviously proper rejoinder, If rejoinder it is. Korea has become the world's business, because of unprovoked aggression. The United Stales happens to be the inithl brilut- bearer for the UN. There is no machinery for "mediation" between the UN and an active aggressor. There can, however, be. an agreement between the UN and that aggressor to de.sist and withdraw, followed by an agreement between aggressor and victim to submit "original causes" lo UN mediation and settlement. The us can point out this method. Russia, as the backers of North Korea, can advise the latter lo use it. Such backtracking Is not impossible. The United States'will not stand in the way. But to consider it possible, one must assume that the Kremlin and North Korea not only would forego the heady pleasure of Initial success, and return to a principle the flouting of which all along has blocked settlement of the Korean question, namely: That South Korea is as independently constituted as North Korea, and that •dis'putcs." including the matter of unity, should be settled in world council. —NEW OFJLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Soy The attack upon Korea makes it plain beyond all doubt that Communism has passed beyond Ihe use of subversion lo conquer independent na-. tions.—President Truman. * t • II think it is good vt are showing » bit. of spunk alter being bluffed off the lace of the earth.—Irving S. O!ds, chairman of the Board of U. S. Steel Corp.. on U. S. military action In Korea. * * • A weakening of the national status of the Red Cross would jeopardize its unique position in American life and would partly undermine Its position as a strong link in the International Red Cross Movement.—Gen. George C. Marshall, president of the American Red Cross, defending the Red Cross policy of Independent fund drives. * » • Somebody is giving the North, Koreans good advice.—MaJ.-Gen. E. M. Almond. + t * When America Is in peril, no labor organization or group of employers can justify economic action.—Sen. Wayne Morse ol Oregon, on Railway labor disputes. Party Progressiveness Needed, Says GOP Group in New York MONDAY, JULY 24/19S9 If Need Be Peter fdson's Wathington Column LeopoldHas Won Fight; Victory Is Dangerous DOCTOR SAYS BV KRWIN* T. JORDAN. M.D. Writ fm tor NEA Serrke A tiny gland called the pituitary lies on Ihe underside of the brain at the base at the skull. This gland: secretes several important hormones which are necessary for Ihe development acid functions of various organs and which act likewise on Hie body as a whole and on other glands of Internal secretion. One of these hormone* which is secreted from » portion of the pituitary body or gland act* on another important Internal gland called the adrenal. These are two idrenal glands which are also tiny and which lie close to the two kidneys. The niluitary hormone activates or stimulates a portion of the adrenal glands and Is called adrenocortlco- trophlc hormone or ACTH for inert Without Ihe stimulating action of the secretion from the pituitary gland. Important hormone.i of Ihe adrenal glands are not formed In adequate quantities. Now all this sounds a little com- WASHINGTON (NEA) Sen. Irving M. Ives of New York endorses with marked reservations the new "Republican Advance." This LS the latest GOP progic.ssive movement. II. was organized by a group ol New York Republicans and launched recently with of Principles" Philadelphia. So I» r the movcm e n t has hart only » fair reception in Wash In g t o n. Twenty members of the House lave approved it and a dozen sen- "Slatcment ators are said to be in sympathy. The old guard has brushed It off. Senator Ivcs has endorsed the idea in principle, saying that it attempts to fill what Is now a vacuum in the Republican Party. He makes clear, however, that the Republican Advance must not be any of three things: 1. It must not be a mere Republican version of "Americans for Democratic Action." the New Deal-Pair Deal wins of the Democratic Party. 2. U must not create a split in the Republican party. 3. It must not be a faction built up to support any one candidate. Organized pretty much in seere ry Varnmn Poor, lawyer and former head of the New York Young Republicans, and Russell Daven- e complicated and. of course. It Is. However. the last two years or so have made this subject of practical importance in the treatment of many diseases. Several diffe.ent diseases are being treated in an experimental way both with the adrenal secre- lion which Is called Compound E or cortisone or by the stimulating pituitary secretion ATCH. Both these hormones have remarkable effccl.5. many of which are stilt not too well understood. Both substances are being used in the experimental study of the treatment of certain kinds of arthritis. They nre also being tried In a number of other conditions, some of which have up to this time yielded to no other form of treatment. Exclllnr Studle* Medical science has known something about these glands of Internal secretion and of tile hormones which they produce for many years. However, the discovery of the extraordinary effects of these two human body and on some of the I body's diseases recently has caused 'a great deal of excitement among medical mtn. As a result the tiny pitituary By DeWITT MacKENZIR AF Forrlfn Affaln Analyst King Leopold of the Belgians hu won his long fight- for return from exile to his throne, but It is a doubtful and perhipc even dangertlAl victory. ™ Public passions have run high In this dispute which has divided the Belgians numerically Into two almost even camps. TTie- advisory referendum held last March showed only 57.69 per cent of the voters wanted his return. Still Leopold Insisted on claiming thi* as a favorable mandate, and last Thursday parliament voted to restore him to his throne. But thst vole w»s in effect a further warning, for It came from one parly— the Christian Socialists— and represented just over half the total membership of 387. The vote was 198 in his favor, all the rest of the members having walked out without voting. C««n<ry Divided Thus Leopold returns to a country bitterly divided against itself. Recognition of this Is seen in the elaborate precautions which the authorities have taken to guard against •• anti-Leopold demonstrations, strong security forces have been mobilized in Belgian cities. Gendarmes' spe- trained for riot duty have added to Brussel'» already daily been powerful police force. What i difference between this royal home-coming and that Ml Leopold's revered father, King JW bert. with Queen Elizabeth and their three children, including Leopold, >t the end of World W»r I. Then Brussels was jammed with, people who crowded not only the streets, but windows, roofs and" even the trees along the boulevards. Bad Situation The current political situation in Belgium would be bad it any time It's doubly bad now that Europe is In the midst of the cold-war crisis Belgium lies in the cockpit of Western Europe. It Is » sentinel on the invasion highway over which aggressors through the centuries have marched their legiona from the east. Thus Belgium Is a key position In *.„„.„,..„., ^.^L., .,.„,„,. (.„•„ inns Belgium n a kev position In hormones on many actions of the the defenses of the Atlantic Pact h,,m a n hnHv .nrf „„ . „, .V.- nMa ^_ Anythlng which Weakens Belgium as a bulwark is a threat to of the Western bloc the security of powers. Leopold's unpopularity with ... - o e mos nensive stu port, writer, editor and backer of ! have ever hp*n »iin.n !/> the la ' " , j,., JL --------- ^ i-tu^A/iu e unpopularity wit gand. like the two small adrenal of his people nViKs from two glands, is being subjected to some The main grievance UM in of the most Intensive studies which , , the late Wendell Willkie. Ives an Eisenhower Man Uon of the hunan bod citing work and thr. investigators . sgaors The group arranged a meeting in who are engaged in it »re truly in- Washington some weeks ago at the ; volvcrt in new explorations as thrill- home of Mrs. Virni in asngon some wees ago at te ; vovcrt n new explorations as thrill- ome of Mrs. Virginia Bacon. At j ing as any of those which were en- hat time the word got around that i countered by the explorers of new his wa - continnts ho that time the word got around that i t-uumertru oy me explorers 01 ne* this was a disguised boom lor ex- i continents hundreds of years ago. | of nothing"—in which case East had the jack of spaies still in his and Oov. Harold Stassen. It threw; Something of a chill over the pro ceedings. : Senator Tvcs makes ..„ vt ,..^ about the fact he is not a Starceri s man. He Ls an Eisenhower support-',^ But he says frankly that even p hand, no; Aflcr winning the ace of the first trick spades, declarer , cr. u e says rany thateven Republican Advance has been ac- if Republican Advance were com- cuspjl nf br TUT all tKr no ~r +*,,..- ~: t ...j .- ,-. , ~-_ , .. of being all three of these, things. Its prize movers were Hen- mitted to General See ERSON o Eisenhower, Page 11 IN HOLLYWOOD By Enktne Joniuon NEA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD _INEA>— Olivia de Havilland. in a dual role, played good and bad twins a couple of seasons ago in "The Dark Mirror." Now it's Lmetta Young as good and bad split-personality heroine In "Half Angel." But it is no clinical study. Cecil tallaway. who plays Loretta's pop n the picture, says: "The story is an amazing cnm- oination of slapstick and comedy." 1 asked Lorelta about working lor her husband. Tom Lewis, whn >rr>duc<>[! her last film it M-G-M. She said: "It was strictly a business rcla- taiship. r tried to talk to him at dinner about the script. He said, 'Uh. uh—make an appointment at my office.' So i made one." Janet Blair has dropped nine lounds since opening here in "Snit- Ih Pacific" seven weeks ago. She's a mighty happy Nellie." . . . Slick change of pace for Lloyd v'olan in "The Lemon Drop Kid." He plays a comedy menace who has as many laugh lines as Bob Hope. Barbara I.n wreuce's new bnj friend. Ronnir Hudson, reportedly man, but not shapely Shirely Yamagilchl. No. 1 whistle girl of Ihe Japanese film industry, she told me: "She throw out career, money, position and name for her strong and pure love. I am very sypma- thize. I think she-is a great." Tee Vee JeeMes They're releasing on television some of the oldies that Sallv Blane. sister of Loretta Young, made and she is ducking friends who have video sets. Still nn eyeful as Mrs. Norman Foster and a doting mother. Sally says: "My M-ycar-old daughter never believed that I was in pictures until the neighbors' ktris started ringing (he doorbell and asking for my autograph. Finally myself be talked into sitti round a friend's television se looking at something I marie ages aso called 'City Lights.' My daughter was not too impressed and still prefers her Aunt Loretta in pictures. The whole thing was * terrible experience for me." Riirecss Meredith and Richard Whorf will co-star (his winter in a Flroadway play by Wolcntf Gibus one trump with the ace and return the ten of spades. When West follows, dummy should play the king of spades, thin drop- ing East's jack. Declarer would go Into e*fl« with them continue resistance to Hitler. M»rr1>ge to Commoner , The other thing held mgsinst hij •as his marriage utter the deat! of hu wife, youthful Queen Astrid, In an automobile accident In Switzerland. Leopold married a commoner. Mile. Baels. daujfhter of a former cabinet minister, and gave her 'the title of princess although of then draw ari- effect on Sduth. He drew two rounds <^ ~""I— —V" *••<-•> «.«T. of trumps with the ace and king I oth " trllm P wlth tne kfn & an(i • and then led the tell of spades from i a s!)ade (o dummy's, nine. If East his hand. West naturallv nlaved . r . l " Ted ' declarer would get back to .. by ruffing • club. If East failed to rufT. declarer would con- his hand. West naturally played . V a low spade, and declarer let the ' a "" lm - v ten ride for a finesse to mp . - — "The rest was very sad for South' I ! lnue dummy's spades, discarding I took the jack of spades, drew' , los . m S diamond and one losing dummy's last trump with my jack I ?. '* the Process. By either and then led the clubs. We wound I ' Scmlh would have no up with five Iricks, setting the ' ' ro " ble making his contract of four contract two. j hearts. "After the hand hnri been played,' North delivered a few off-the-cuff remarks about declarer's line of play. South pointed out that his play would have been very good if the queen of spades really had been z singleton. "Did South merely make an unfortunate guess, or did he make a bad mistake In judgment? Was there any way lor South to know what the true situation was?" I am afraid that South 15 Yeuri Ago J. P. Catlicott of Rives, Tenn.. has announced the engagement of his daughter. Mf ss Leone Callicott o« Blytheville, to Donald Wertz of Osceola. The wedding Is lo take place on Aug. 15 at the home of the bride in Rives, with the Rev. J. H. Thomas officiating. Miss Patty Shane, daughter of ..-.....„ i „,„ .,,,.,, u ^..^ ouuul v, as morE Mlsx fatty sriane. daughter of • a ln *"* blam ' cci lhan pitied, if he Ma 5'or and Mrs. Cecil Shane, has CL nrf hsd ' hou K }lt tne hand out carcfull. i been 'n'ormed that she pissed an . he would have seen what the true I cx "niination for entrance to Vassar ie ages ^i...*!;,,.! ~--,, ir.,,.1'^ f^u-r. ^^ ff i «.__ I College. Pouehkwrvsi* Mv x<;<. iriena. Konmr. Hudson, reportedly! a llroadway play by Wolcnll Gibus Is a wealth]- oil man from Dallas, of the New Yorker magaiinr. . . . Some day J'd likr lo meet an oil 'IcpuWli; is nnw raising its own man from Texas who could use a sl: >rs. The studio sijncd Michael few bucks. Chajiin, II, and Kilcne Jijissi-n, 13, There was a long discussion at star's home about why so many bad movies are filmed. .Studio executives were blamed, one of the guests summing It up very aptly with: "The people who have the power to say 'no' do not alawys have the necc.vary qualifications to say yes'." Repairs on Repairs Ann Sheridan spent, a year rr- rnndeling her Encino home and no-,v will christen it with a three-day Mexican fie.sla. Says Ann: "It will probably take another year to put U back in shape alter the party." Franiclyn Pangborn. the franlic- handed comic, is back in town after doing TV stints in New York. He says it was a moral victory— the video producers never once offered him the part of a fussy department store floorwalker . . . . Maureen o'Hara is gelling the action roles she dreamed ~about as dewy-eyed, subdued, heroine. She battles Indians In "Rio Bravo" and cracks a bullvvhip tn "Connn- clic Territory." • « • .tones. nh(i authored "Ghost Kirters In the Sky." has a seine tilled "My Gal Is I'nrplr," In the tntmer film. Vou'll liavr (o admit j it's a new color for a Rirl. I Hollywood movie queens clam up on the subject of Ingrid Bcrg- .iilualion was. East's false, card was a good alleriipt. but it should not have succeeded against a really alert declarer. If the QUEcn of had really been a singleton. West's spade holding at the beginning of Ihp hand would have been jnck-sevcn-slx- > two. How often noes a plaver lead I HORIZONTAL (o star In a series of kid westerns. They'll provr up in the scries on a seven-year curtrael . . . They're trying lap dancing on records a- sain. Doris Day and Gene Nelson will hoof for the plallcr-hnyfrs in a record allium of "Tta. for Two." Ross Hunter, who tossed his make-up box into the ashcan to See HOLLYWOOD on P»je 11 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .IACOBT Written tor NEA Servic. Analyze Discards For Their Credibility By OSWALD JACOBY Written fnr'NKA Service "This may sound a little stupid to you." writes a Canadian correspondent, "We can't tell what this hand proves. Some of us think that East was prrtty smart, while others ( think that South was pretty dumb. I Would you give us your opnion? "West opened the seven of spades, the king was played from dummy, and East dropped the queen. As it happened. I was the East player. Dropping the queen of spades didn't look — ... play render of the Belgian armies to "the 'fighting in 1940. That uncovered the Allied left flank: and resulted In disaster. The king ,L« O refused to accept the advice of his ministers she never has held the rank queen. Astrid was greatly beloved by the people and they disapproved the ktag's second marriage. Just what course Leopold wilt pursue now Is a. matter of much speculation. The general belief In Belgian political quarters Is that he may turn his powers over to hia son. Crown Prince Baudouin. By such a move he would extricate himself from .what, to say the least, is a highly uncomfortable position. Should Leopold insist, on continuing 'to evercise the prerogatives of kingship he might create a situation which ultimately would even threaten the monarchical form of government in Belgium. ville High School, plans to enter Vassar In September. Mrs. Fanny McCIurkin. who slipped down the steps yesterday at tht home of her daughter. Mrs. D. G, Moore in Promised Land community. h«s been removed to Blytheville Hospital where It was discovert fractured that she had suffered knee. "••"• """" "" =""«"": 10 v»Esar Otto Cummings and daughter College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Miss Miss Mary, have returned from Shane, who was valedictorian of Jonesboro, whert they sMnt ieW the 1035 graduating class ol Blythe- —' -"-— ^ Notional Edifice 'Answer to Prsviou* Puzzle the seven from such a holding this? Granting many players make deceptive opening Ic.iris from time lo lime. Even so, you must play hands on the assumption thnt your opponents have not suddenly taken this particular moment in the world's history lo make an especially unorthodox lead. If you assume that your opponents arc sensible human beings, they will tool 1,7 Depicted Cipitol of lh« 13 Ripped again H Greek island 1 «rea ii about itt acres 4 Preposition 3 Therefor* 6 College official 15 Aeriform fuel 7 Rational like to me. exceptionally smart ,.,..,. ... ..... It's just the sort of false card thai you might try twice every day and three times on Sunday. 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