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PAGE EIGHT ELYTiTEVIT.I.E (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1952 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIIB COURIER NEWS CO. II. W. HAINEB, Publisher HAHRY A KAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. KREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising P.eprfseiUatives: Wallace Witmcr Co.. New York, Chlcnio, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis Entered us second class mailer a> the po"- ollice at Blytheville. Arkanias, under »cl ol Con- jresi, October 8. 1911. Member at The Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By cirrier in the ciiy ol BlyihevlUe or »nj auburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week By mail wiUmi ft radius ol i>0 miles, H.OO per year $250 for six months, |ltt lor three month*; b; mail out*idf SO mile zone. »12.50 per year payable in advanc*. Meditations Simon answered anil said, 1 suppose thai lie. In whom he forgave most. And he s;*ld unto lilm, Thou hust rljhlly Judged.—Luke 7:13. # * * Truth Is its handmaid, freedom Is lit child, peace is its companion, safely walks in its steps, victory follows In Its train; it Is the brightest rmanalion from the gospel, it is the attribute ol Ood.—Sydney Smith. Barbs It doesn't pay to blov up when a lire does. The opinions of those witli you ar« much hauler to ch&nH*- * * 4 * A doctor says lh;il talking In one's «;lf if nol » sign of ln»nlty. Th»e lUvs thai ourht U mnkt xs ail feel boiler. * • « 5n the old days of earriflBefl there were 'as many careless drivers, but not as many sccicienls. It's not againM tbc law fci Ihlnk your nrigh- bor'n children »r« »wficl— jusl »n awful »».sle o( Hme. * + * Just think things will be belter whon you really (eel thny won't ami your Irlenrts will llk« to have you around. UN Symbolizes the Peace That NATO Implements Ti Memphis Is Squirming Over Arkansas Use Tax Memphis merchants have organized urn) have promised a fight lo stop enforcement of Arkansas' use lax. Thai's the fax of two per cunt which is required on purchases made on properly bought outside the state for use therein. No one can blame the Memphis merchants for giving it the old try, but we doulit they will he met, with much success and \ve can guess that many of Blytheville's merchants are glad of it. The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled the act constitutional and the the U.S. Supreme Court found valid a pimilar tax imposed by the State of AS'ashiugtim. . Actual!; , after reVii-wing the buying habits of many of Knsl Arkansas' citizens, we can see no reason why folks who want, to travel lhat far to spend their money should object to a two per cent tax . . . and, after all these years, during which the Memphis merchants have been reasonably successful in luring business from lia.st Arkansas, why our Tennessee neighbors would get so iiHsly about collecting it. Tlu' entire situation a i'fords Kast Arkansas businessmen a rare opportunity to enjoy at least a little snicker at this minor discomfiture being suffered by the over-the-i'iver conipi'tiiors. for the safely of the most highly developed area of the world outside th« ' United States. If you were to ask a key representative of each of the 14 member nations where his country's security lies, he would my with NATO, not with the UN. To the Australian, the New Zcalund- er, the h'ilipino and the Japanese, the matter looks much the same. Kach of these puts his stock in the mutual security agreements they have amonif themselves and with the United States. Krom the viewpoint of the UN, these developments must be acknowledged as unfortunate. For they plainly weaken the UN as an international force. Hut il would be unfair to assign the blame for this to the free nations who have shifted their dependence to the regional organizations. The responsibility for the UN's decline is Russia's. Not for a moment was il conceived that the UN would work if one or more members bent all effort to thwarting its essential purposes. Yet that i.s what Russia has done. There are some advocates of international organization who believe the important thing is to have all nations of whatever viewpoint sitting around the table, even if they accomplish absolutely nothing. The more realistic observers of international life argue in contrast lhat the vital factor is to have an organization which can work effectively toward tha goals of world cooperation and peace. The UN was thai sort o! agency in the brief span of 1t)50 when Russia was absent. The rest of the time it has not been. The reliance now placed upon NATO and the Pacific defense groupings in blunt recognition of the good sense that marks this second viewpoint. So long as the UN itself is immobilized by Russia as a real peace agency, the peace-loving nalior..i of the earth will look understandably lo other bulwarks of freedom and order. The UN must stand as the symbol of a universal world collaboration that some day may be realized. But let no one complain that it is being by-passed so long as Russia remains adamantly committed to nullifying its fundamental aims. "Ho-Hum—Whose Move Is It Now?' •H once over lightly- By A. A. Fredtlcksun I dunno. All things considered, I'm vaguely happy that my head ame equipped with the bare minimum of brain celts. H's bad enough to wonder about, the current state of things and I'm afraid that If I had what It took to figger 'em out, I'd flip my aching lid for deathly certain'^ ONLV BRIGHT side of the pic- bewilderment, some of us yokeVs tnre is that I'm reasonably sure I' i»ve an adequate amount o! company. I've talked to a number of equally-benighted sculs who «--e at a loss to distill much Logic from the average current event. I guess a lack of appreciation of the liner and more intricate functioning* of the higher levels of federal government Is the cause of our IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Now it's siu-nlc previews for television. Video producers are about to copycat Peter Edson's Washington Column — Platitudes Show Men's Attitudes, Gaining Zeal.in Strife of Steel Views of Others L'niU'il Nations acted will) swift <lisi>;;tc!i In combat the North K urea n acirre.viori vvliidi sUnle.-l in June, lil.MJ. Hut everyone rcoojinixtd it was the accident <>!' IliisKJa's ahsonct' fnnu UN coim- K\\f at that tittu' which made the stirring ixsrioiisu possible. Nu one had the slijjhU'sl thought, <jiict- Russia had returned. that a similar courageous act ion conltl lie taken ;i>>;iiiist a later aggressor. In coiiseiiuence. under Aniei'icau loadersliij], the I'vee cmniiriis within I'N approved a m-u prtu'etlnrc designed to permit the C.euvral Assembly to act if the cntcial Security (.'utiu- rii should In; I docket! by a Soviet veto. Theoretically, tlutt new plan is a tt- liatu'C' of all the free nations. Hut practically they iO'e not depending up"" it. Here we come upon one of the most sirikiiiK facts of present day international life: the bunion of niiiimamiiiK I ho pi'ace has shifted from the UN to NATO itr.il other regional created tu defend free lands eomnuinism. NATO is naturally the most important of all these, since il is responsible Recollections of a June Bug We .suffered a slight shock when we noticed In the Can You Tell Me column the other day that n Tribune reader wanted somebody to tell her what a June Bug is. Somehow, it hadn't occurred La UK that thcr* are people in the South who never lied a length of Mom's sewing thread to the hind let; of R June Bug and watched the silly captive fly itself into exhaustion. But if there me people who haven't done this, then thcic [ini.st be people who never fought desperate duels with chinaberry popguns around a corner of thi* bam; Or bagged a cai'etcfA rabbit with n slingshot stone; Or .setalibied for Indiana arrowheads in a fresh-ploughed field; Or squirreled up a vine-hung sweet gum tree to pluck the tempting muscadine; Or .savored the warm sweetness of wild blackberries \vhU:h IOM their wny twix thanri and pail; Or vciunrrd, with jacV;ti)fe al the ready to explore the inuMy dimness of a limestone cave; Or (lirillftl Jit the ugly face of the lirst catfish yinikrd from the creek on the night's trol line; Or perched on the tailcMc of a plodding wngnn arul wriggled bare tees in thn sand of a shady lane; Or ac-hod throuRh Hie ritual of freezing the S'.mday ire crram, Mi.slained by the promise of scrapii'.s the ci.'hty-crn.stccl paddle. ThcM- tiling «ll so with June Bugs because June Buns s«i wuh Summer, just as rmm gravy go^s with pr.'v B',i' we s!;utr<i out to loll the lady what a Jur.r Bug Is. \Ve have thr (IcfimUuii right here: "In iht Northern U-S.. any of several species of large brown mrlolonthlne beetles (genus Phyl- Lt.p.ingi. and tchied ^rnrra> wlitrh begin to fly about Ihr fir.;! of June. In the Southern vJ.S.. the fir-eater.'' Th;t5 :'l) a .hn:r Bug mran5 to Mr. Webster, Ptwv Mr. UVi>;-t. Tampa (Fla.) Tribune WASHINQTON — (NEA) — While the April steel strike brought- forth a lot of Fourth of July oratory on preserving C o n - stitutional liberties, It also brought forth some spring poets. Here's one sain Peter Ertson ple con cocteri oy a defense agency bureaucrat, riding to work on a bus: 'Ti.s said the nation's we.nl Depends upon more steel To build a strong defen.se against aggression; It's scarcer far llinn gold. ' \ And moblltzcrs fight for Us possession. Yet If perchance Ihcrc's found One extra ounce or pound Outside the CMP and all its quotas. Don't pny the .slightest heed- More cars are \vliat we need- Just toss the bonus back lo Genera! Motors. * • * K.VRI. J. McGR.VTH. U. S. Commissioner of Education, relates It and ol course he was a master of Arabic, his own tongue. Of the educators from 40 other countries, all could speak one other language — except the Americans. There were five Americans at this conference. None had less than 19 years of formal education, and all held Ph. D. degrees. Yet not one of them could speak anything but English.. ONE UNANNOUNCED result of (he recent atomic bomb test which newsmen were permitted to see was the discovery that looking right at the blast at the instant of detonation docs not do irreparable injury to the eyes—at a four-mile dis- protested and so got. switched to the first maneuvers which would get the most news coverage. AT A RECENT artillery test In Aberdeen proving ground, nn unscheduled cloud of mist appeared lust before the firing began. Some of the observers EOt a little uneasy, fearing that there might be an atomic accident too close for comfort. Then came the reassuring voice over the loud speaker, "Don't let Hollywood's technique of whipping up interest In unreleased features ami getting a cross-section o' public opinion at the same time. Pirt of th surprise showings wil be launched by CBS in the Kelly wood area, with announcements t< be flashed on the small screen; weeks ahead of time. First show to he sneaked: Ha Roach's "The Children's Hour.' DO-mlmite r" '""<"• tor lhe kiddies Television i. :w has its first queen of temperament. Her name is Sa Churchill and her rtiilnes diir rehearsals for the Hallmark Playhouse are reported lo be of th Tola Nejrri. fool-stampin|r. vartet} Why, Sarah! • * • Inside tip on Mickey Rooney 1 filmed situation comedy series fo NBC-TV: He'll create a character as solid as Andy Hardy and will do no singing or dancing. NBC is pouring the bankroll Into Operation Pinza—a hush-hush project aimed at zooming Ezio Pinza's popularity back up into the stratosphere where it was when he clicked in "South Pacific." NBC genius Ted Mills has been assigned just don't comprehend the ratifications or the over-all objectives and implementations. It all seems to add up to a Mna argument for federal aid to etJuea- ion so we can learn to know and ove a crisis as fast- as It Is invent- d. Right new, crises are nbarniug aster than we can comprehend IM, and (he cultural lag Is getting inbarras.sing. • • ' • LESS THAN a fortnight back, here was an announcement in Vashington that Uncle Sam was rying to talk La Belle France out f. soaking him a head tax for inierican troops shipped into that and ol strong wine and weak government. We've been exporting a steady stream cf GI'-s to Prance to build up lefense of the West, a part of waich The cautious practice has been to face away from the blast, wear very dark glasses. Three Army eye specialists among the troops at Yucca Flat, Nev., stared straight into the blast without glasses. ' They were temporarily blinded but recovered quickly with no permanent damage. Four of the soldiers who forgot to turn their heads were also blinded for a few minutes, but quickly recovered. ARMY AND MARINES put. on a that smoke out there bother you. We've Just sprayed the area with DDT to kill the chiggers." THE STORY hasn't been told, before, but last October North Atlantic Tre: to j leaders h: hat the Russians might be begin- 'to the basso on a full-time basis with orders to revamp the singer's entire show. » » * There will be only minor cast changes when "Life With Urigi" hits the parlor theater circuit. Alan Reed, Mary Shipp and Jody Gilbert will still be in there pitchini with J. Carrol Naish. fault for making the final pa?s. West could have run out to two spades. In fact almost any runout would have been belter than giving experience from iional conference on education. A; delegate from Egypt rose and addressed the meeting In faultless English. Next day, with equal precision and fluency, he used French, the other official language of the conference. In private conversation with the delegate from west Germany, he used the hitter's language. recent Intcrna- biichstage' rhubarb over which out- tit would maneuver at the atom bomb test to which reporters were invited. Atomic Energy Commission cave Army first choice on which r>! the two tests it wanted to take part in. Army chose lo participate in the second test. Then when it was learned lhat the Marines would be in on the public test. Army brass •aty organization mililary | 1MO pc s, lts to the opponents. .ad a several-hour scare .. who was the v |iu ail o f this ning an attack on the west. It began in the British zone of northern iermany. Northeast of Elanover there is a patient where the Russian zone of East Germany protrudes into the British 7one of West Germany. Rnsian fall maneuvers were on lull scale. I In the British sector « tank radio sergeant who understood Russian was monitoring the Soviet tank battle orders. Suddenly he heard ft command order given for a Reel tank unit to advance into the salient and attack British positions across the line. The British had already maneuvered into position to receive such an attack. It didn't come off. But NATO officials »ay it could come just like that. the Doctor Says — By KDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Wrillen for NEA Serric* A correspondent writes "my baby was born three and one-half months ago. One doctor said that he was a mongolian baby. another thought he \vns, and two others say he isn'l. Please write " comes as terrible shock to the parents. It should be considered hs a pure accident nnd docs not reflect in any way on the parents, the diet, lhe medical care, or any other known factor. Most doctors this field believe experienced ... . lhat mongoloid idiots should committed to an inslitution as soon be possible after birth. Immediate separation before emotional, ties arc formed i.s the best solution for family and child. The chances arc good "(about 20 lo 11 that other children born later will be normal. and SO THEY SAY Once you co aixi look hit:h AV::xi'nv ve the sixih Moor, all floors washer Rirh.iid O. Hart. about mongolism in your column. It should lie possible to make a definile decision r,s lo whether this baby is mongoloid or not since the siBns of this peculiar condition arc present at birth nnd can be diag- iiosccl then 0 times out of 10. In mongolism, lhe skull is small ami round. Ihe slits for lhe eyes are narrow nnd tilted and a told ,s present over the inner inarjtin of the eve. The cheeks arc often red. lhe hair is coarse, the teeth appear late, the longuc lends to i>ro-j Irude and the nose i. stubby -•-•• depressed, with the nostrils a tins forward. The name "mongoHsni" coi fiom the appearance which is something hVce that of the tar•astern race known as Mongols. Most mongoloid children are inppy and friendly. During cy the.v are great imitators ^ often like music. They raiely ic;mi j to speak properly nnd the voice, Tliere is an undoubted lenden- lends to be rons-'h and harsh. Many'i-y lor the very I on y • lived men die in infancy and tew live beyond i in our American population to be Iheil teens . ! short.- Dr. William H. .Sheldon. Many poH.sible cause* have been' director of Columbia University's Constitution Laboratory. inisht have done the wrong • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ducking Bad Spot Is Mark of Expert By OSWALD JACOBY Wrillen Tor NNEA Strrfc* Who was to blame for the disaster in the accompanying hand asks a Cedar Rapids correspondent 'South made his re-doubled contract with two overtrirta. scoring 1510 point.s in all. He won the first trick with the Jack of spades, entered dummy with a diamond and finessed a club to West's queen. "West led another low spade, was Who piece " I would say that West was the villian, but I wouldn't pin any medals on East. He had a chance to bid a five-card cult, and the chances are that he should have done so. This, isn't altogether clear- cut, however, since East Is not anxious to play the hand at diamonds if his partner has a good spade suit. One demerit to East, on the whole. A bucketful of demerits to West, however. He should smell disaster in the air, and he should run as fast as his legs can carry him. Some experts might run out U> two spades at once with the West hand; and some "cute" experts might try two clubs first in the iop« of inspiring East to show his best suit. If West got to two spade.?, he might be doubled and set one trick (or, perhaps, even two tricks). The loss would be small compared to what actually happened. A good bridge player should scramble out of a bad situation without leaving his skin behind. France is supposed to be. Out of sheer gratitude, -Madame France digs us for $6 per officer and $2 per dogface. And thee and me, friend, ; help pay this admission. Fix-rich taxes, it seems .also .siphon off one ; buck out of every five the U.S. ta£ payer drops fcr military constrxW^ tion in that country. ; Even guns shipped into France ; get slapped with n fee. "Port fe^s." ' they call 'em. Tills Is one of the items I am too dull to unravel for myself. There must be a highly technical, geo-political reason for us paying France for the privilege of defending her with U-S. soldiers and.U.S. guns mid U.S. military Installations. About the last thing France contributed to the U.S. was an exhibit booth in the World's Fair of '33. • • * ABOUT THE ONLY conclusion I can arrive nt under my own steam probably will never grow beyond the personal opinion stage. It's too un- iechnical and unpolitical to become very popunr. I have concluded thaf we are trying to please all of the peope all of the time, and this can't be pulled off anymore than you can, as Abe said, fool all ol 'cm all the time. Much has been said about how human progress has come to the point where \vari imd peace ami world trade and defense of f > 1 ^^ lives and all such things now have' n political basis. They say yon don't dare fight a war or arm »n ally or blow your nose any more without considering the politics of the situation. This kind of waters down the oSd —you should excuse the express Lin —Yankee shrewdness Uncle Sam was once upon a time known for. It whittles down whatever Kind of a big stick he once carried into a soggy toothpick without much walloping power. It seems to have come to pass that Uncle Sam has neither an authoritative growl nor a seductive purr. Just a financial whine. I ihi:.K ti.i AiKCiican people should be lold what weiipuns luv.e been developed and are im- rli:r deipltipmem— so lerrible lhat they numb the mirvgiuat ion. --.Sen. B!;iir Moody <D., Nfirh,». * » * There ai f no officers' clubs in Heaven— or in the oiiiei pi.uc f-i:her— Sen. Paul Douglas >D, 111. i llBhung f..i ,. q u;,l -hazard pay" for ofliccrs *nd enli.vled men. 15 Years Ago In Blythevi/Je— Mr and Mrs. J. A. Waterman -liormer Blytheville residents who ! now live in Memphis, were visitors * i here yesterday. s! Ulyihcvilte Hospital has installed modern nursery. Miss Ruth Blythe. Roy Nelson. ' Gene Bradley and Raymond Bomar ! have been named to Hie city's air- a n d- Port committee. Those three daughter! ol C«H-' fornia Governor Waroci roak«i about as pretty a pictuM to-' gether as you'll «ee in > long. lime. If they an ting, »nd War-: ren should be elected prMkUnt,! the governor will have a chance' to get three times »i mad »» critics as Mr. Truman, l< h« h*« that sort of dispotition. ® "«» "Wish I Hod a Giri" An»w»r to Previous Puzxte VERTICAL .d, sludied. and abandoned'. Some people think, or at least have Ihought. lhat mongoUsm NORTH (D) A A3 « A 10961 « AKg 4.98! KAST ¥5 • 1095 « 2 SOUTH to her comes troni some hcrediU'.ry lend-1 tlmi£. but he wanted me to get ciu-y. Ihe exafl nature ol which , him ioose so we could set married, lias not yet been discovered. In re-1—Madeline Harison. after slip- cm! veais. however, most of tliose I pins hack-saw blades wlio have studied the subject n;;rce ! jailed boy Iriend. Dial lliei-c is a dcliniln relationship between Ihe ae,<\ of lhe mother and ihe frequency of mongolism in a child, that is. the older llie nio- ilicr the greater the chance of having a mongoloid child, Th« birth of » mongoloid child WIST 4KQ71 V KQ83 « 87 J * AQ « J6 + KJ1084 Both sides vul. North Eui S««Ui 1 V Pass 1 N.T. Double Redble Pass Pass Opening lead—4 * 1 Get up 2 Bemoan 3 Inlay in » pavement 4 Mint shaft hut 3 Within (comb. form) 8 Finished pill. In with the ace ol clubs, an 9 Forajr 10 Soothsayers 12 Go by aircraft 13 Molhs 18 Ventilate cashed the two high spades. Soul then won Ihe rest of the tricks: three clubs, two spades, a heart, and three diamonds. •-When Ihe play ended. West remarked bitterly that East cstild t find thai American police are have made two diamonds and that vciy well trained and very) any pood player would nave polite —Albert C. Dennis. English j n live-card suit instead of pa: bus driver, who is dm ing a dou- lhe re-donble of one ble-decker English bus across the I with a worthless hand. United Slates. "Ens! said that II WM bid *mg no-trump West's 1 Wonderland girl « Day 11 Indian heroine 13 City in Illinois 14 Obstruct 15 Native state of India 18 Body of water 7 Aged 17 Papal cap* s Roisterer 19 Rocky pinnacle 20 Covet 22 Lubricant 23 Afternoon jociai events 24 Year between 21 Desires 12 and 20 26 Impede 28 Eagle (comb, form) 30 Knock 31 College cheer 32 Diminutive of Susan 3 3 Leased 36 Allowance for waste 39 Indites 40Narrow inlet 42 Abraham's wife (Bib.) 44 Fourth month (ab.) 45Girl's name 47Stcond-best card in pinochle 48 Rents 50 Silver 52 Feminine appellation 13 Card game 54 Cubic meter U Ona(er> 23 Small candles 25 Tidy 27 T«ns« 29 Wright 33 Feel regret 34 Anger 35 Dilute (ab.) 37 Diners 38 Thirty (Fr ) 39Dhak tre« 41 Wings 43 Poker sUV 45 Remove 46 Genus of mollusks 49 Weight ot India 51 Aeriform fuel 5!