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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BLYTUEVILLB COURIER NEWS TM COURIER NEW8 CO. H. W. BAINE8, Publisher XAMtT A. RAINES, Anlstant Publisher A'. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising •el* National Adltrtlslnj ' Representative* : Wallae* Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Attente, Uempbli. fetend u ucond elaji matter at the po*t- «TflM at BlythefUle. Mamma, under ael ct Con, October » 1*17. Member of The Associated Presj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . ,'Bj carrier In the city ot BlythevUle or «nj Mkurban town where carrier service !• main. telMd, 20c per week, 01 85c per month •j mall, within a radius ol 50 miles H 00 pel yt*r, $200 for sU months. (1 00 (01 three months; »; m»il outside SO mile lone. 110.00 per real pajable In advance Meditations But what saith it? The word is nigh Ihcc. even .in thy month, and in thy heart: that is, the word -of faith, whcih we preach.—Romans 10:8. * * * Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but Ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold from the mines.—A. Owen Penny. * • * They have deeply corrupted themselves, as In Ihe days of GiBeah: therefore he will remember their Iniquity, he will visit their sins.—Hosca 9:9. * . * • Think not lor wrongs like unsccuraged to live; Long may ye sin, and long may Heaven forgive; But when ye least expect, in sorrow's day. Vengeance shall fall more heavy for delay. —Churchill. Barbs It is much more desirable to be the second husband of a widow than the first. » • * There seems to be but one -real easy way to live—simply become somebody's rich uncle. * * « An 808-pound tuna was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. And yet they manage, somehow to stuff those things into cans. * * • •• A Kentucky man celebrated his birthday by •hoisting of 200 living relatives, And still he lived ; tfi years. ' * * * Thieves took 800 teddy bears made by disabled • men in Dartford, England. We only wish the bears could bite! Some Enjoy Our Reverses While Yanks Fight for All - Two currents abroad in the world .must be observed rather sadly by Amer;.{' ican£. One flows directly from our mills' 't«y!reverses in Korea; the other from .the- wider struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Newsmen in Europe report lliat a good many Europeans have been gaining smug pleasure from the early defeat of our troops in the Far East. Possibly it's natural to enjoy seeing trouble descend on the big fellow who has been telling everybody else pretty much what to do. Nobody is ever loo fond of the man who gives the orders or makes the chief "suggestions." Yet Americans must hope this sentiment is distinctly a minority one. They would hate to believe that petty resentments would find large expression among free men in times so critical for freedom. Any sensible person here, in Europe or in Asia, if he has the facts, knows U. S. forces have been battling against big handicaps in Korea. Time will be needed to make our strength count. The man who cannot put that perspective on America's performance is poorly qualified to judge events. Jlore unfortunate than this reaction, however, i s the notion that has grown up in certain European and Asiatic countries that the Cold War is strictly a U.' S.-Russian power fight. According to I his view, the svise course is to steer clear of this struggle between two stubborn giants—if possible. Nothing could be more unfair or short-sighted. One would think the U. S. had asked to be plunged into the Cold War. But it's evident to anyone with an appetite for realities that our role as adversary to Russia was thrust upon us, that we accepted it grudgingly because every other nation defaulted. 11 is wrong to imply, as these would- be neutrals do, that the United States is blind to reasonable prospects of peace and is obstinately committed to settling accounts with Russia at whatever cost. In truth, this country is fighting the Cold War—as it is fighting in Korea— for every free man who walks the earth. In every real sense it is the champion of liberty in its gravest hour. Up to now foreign peoples could have had—and did have—sincere doubts what America would od when the showdown stage came. And this despite the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic pact, for- eign arms aid und "Point Four" economic help. But our action in Korea, however short of its goals Ihus far, is a conclusive answer to all doubters. We are pouring our .substance and the lifeblood of our soldiers into a battle 7000 miles from home. To be sure, we need to do a great deal more, but our goals arc right. In such a crisis for liberty, it ill behooves a free man anywhere to smile smugly at our reverses, or lo declare that this is not his fight, . If he docs not make it his fight, the Russians may sume day be around knocking at his door. And then that smile will disappear. Get Fighting Mad—For Peace A west coast neewspaper received a reader protest when it front-paged a big picture of a Gl atrocity victim lying face down, his hands lied behind his back. The objector claimed the photograph would "stir up" people too much. This seems to imply that the only individuals who should get stirred up abou a war are the soldiers fighting it. War is ugly, brutal, fearful. It is made up of such miserable experiences as fending off swarms of mostiuitoes by night and enemy btillcts by day. It is sleeping upright in a water-filled, foxhole and awaking to find a tank gun staring at you. It is life at its most uncomfortable, lived in the constant, unnerving knowledge that y o u may be struck down at any intsant. Far from Ihe sight and sound and smell of this, no one can really imagine how it really is. But we should all try; we should not fear to be "stirred up." If we do not try, how can we ever understand why iI is so vital that wars be prevented? v'iews of Others "o the Spoils System? Washington long has faced a personal problem peculiaily governmental in nature. Should government administrators be permitted lo retain under them only staff members they believe best fitted for their Jobs? Before we shout a resounding yes let us recall that that's the way it used to be—in theory. In practice it meant that government, ranks were filled largely by, for, and with politicians and their henchmen. When the other party got in, the good and the bad all were thrown out for a new crew of green hands. The antithesis is equally unacceptable: To man the government with a watertight civii service under which-tenure is permanent, executives are allowed no dfitreilon, and promotion Ignores merit for seniority'.'' ' The government has achieved, by trial and error, at least a workable compromise. Too many inefficicnts are still "blanketed in." Too many crassly political appointments are still possible. But good public servants can build careers reasonably free from political opportunism and personal caprlciousness. Now the House, in one unedifylng stampede, has voted, in effect, to throw this system overboard. The bill doesn't say Just that. It would appear to leave the loyalty safeguards untouched. It says it would only permit heads of n departments to discharge without recourse anyone deemed a "poor security risk"—those who talk too much, get in debt, drink too much, show poor judgment. But should the bill become law, there would he no need to use the loyalty boards. Anybody could be classed a poor security risk and fired— anyone charged by an enemy or a crank with disloyalty, any Republican whose job some Democrat covets (and vice versa), any incumbent who stands in the way of some "friend of the chief." We believe few department heads would so utterly exploit such an opjxirtunity. And it is reasonable to ask that actual security risks shall not be frozen in government service by glacial regulations. But this bill furnishes a typical and horrible example of what people can rio when they are frightened. —Christian Science Monitor So They Say SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1950 US. Troops in Korea Have Done Job Well Peter Edson's Washington Co/urn Transfer of Guam Government To Civilians Is Halted by War WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Korea's war has brought to n new head the old boll of trouble over transfer of U.S. Naval government to civilians on Guam. The other Marianas Islands, American Samon and the UN tcust territory in the Marshall and Car- Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. The bill is on the Senate's consent calendar and la scheduled for action soon. Appropriations of Sl.250,000 to run the new civilian government on Guam have also been approved by (he House and are pending before the Senate. If the North Korean attack had been delayed a week or ten days, this transfer of government might Transfer of gov- have been made. Since last Scp- srnmcnt on Guam j (ember, Oov. Carlcton Skinner, a from Navy to DC-I civilian, has been in Guam, taking partment of In-, over from Naval government. „_ ^___ lerior was s'ched-' tiled for July 1. An organic act for Guam, establishing civilian i self- government, has passed the and been reported favorably by Jllne Islands the Pacific. of Some 400 to 590 Naval officers and enlisted personnel on Glam have gradually been replaced by civilians and released for other, more active duty. Everything was all set for the big switchover. Promises made to Gumanians 50 years ago. when they were liberated from the Islands - „--- self-government under the Stars and Stripes, were about to be carried out. Navy had agreed to It—though somewhat reluctantly—and everything seemed Spanish rule, that would be given local simpatico Th« DOCTOR SAYS Probably the most common of the defects or difficulties which are I present at birth are the so-called I birthmarks or marks on the skin. When In a conspicuous place and on girls, these cause a great deal of dlstrses to [he parenLs. Q—My daughter has a birthmark between her eyebrows. Can an operation or medicine take it away? Mrs. H. A—There are several different kinds of birthmarks. Many of (hem can be riuite satisfactorily lreal«d early In life by X-rays, radium, o rolher measures. Surgery Is some- limes used. The thins: to do is tn eel expert advice while Ihe child Is still very ynunjr and certainly before school afie when olhfr children may make fun of the mark or otherwise harm Ihe youngster's psychological reactions. • * • Q—How dangerous is rheumatic fever? Is it catching? Do you ever get over it? Mrs. F. L. A— Rheumatic fever is a serious disease because it so often affects the heart. Rheumatic fever itself is not directly contagious. Many people recover from an acute attack rheumalic fever without any harmful effects, (hat is, the joints improve entirely and the heart does not seem to be affected: However, ... all rases the patient who has had rheumatic fever must be carefully watched Tor quite a long lime. Q—A few months ago I had a bone biopsy which showed that I had osteomyelitis in my upper right forearm. I was told that this probably came from blood poisoning two years before. Is this possible? W. B. A—Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. II could have come from germs in the blood stream which Is sometimes called blood poisoning:. Osleomyelitls should be carefully ired for but the chances of cure, especially if caught early, are much better now than [hey used tn be thanks to the sulfas and to penicillin and Its relatives. Q—I have observed a preponderance of men with extremely thin or bald heads in the 20 to 40 age group. If memory serves me correctly, about 15 or 20 years ago the practice of going without hats became popular with the young men. In your opinion is there any connection between these two circumstances? But Action Postponed 30 Ttay* Mrs. G. F. W. >..iuu A ,'nk|nmriL ou jiiijs A—In my opinion there Is not. So ..,.» In June, Defense Secretary far as seems ti> he known, ordinary Louis Johnson and Chief of Staff baldness is largely a hereditary or ""l. Omar Bradley visited Guam] family affair. In fact, there have a few days, during their quick been some whn claim thai wearing trip to Japan and back. Secretary hals cause haldncss but this loo does By DeWITT'MacKKNZIK Af Foreign Affairs Analyst General MacArthur, after another visit to the Korean war front, has declared he never was more confident of ultimate victory. Thii statement has set me lo pondering the term "victory." A' We should, I think, emnhasiz* the qualification "ultimate", especially since the U.K. commander warned that "we will have 'new heartaches and new setbacks." Also It should be noted that back of this prediction lies a long string of grief. American soldiers and their South Korean comrades have battled against tremendous odds since the first gun blgzcd. Enemy numerical superiority of ten to one has been commonplace, and it has run (o twenty to one. As my colleague Hal Boyle reiwrted yesterday from Ko- Twn Few Spread Out "The basic problem of (he generals has been to spread a small number of troops (oo thin and to ask too much of them—because that was all that could be done under emergency circumstances." At times the G.I.s have had lo fight tanks with carbines. And they have been up against a fanatical, primitive enemy which hasn't hesitated to resort to placing women and children ahead of his advancing tanks, knowing that the G.I.s wouldn't fire on them. Retreat has followed retreat until less than one-third of South Kor^ is in American hands. -T^ How then can General MacArthur ttedict victory, even on the "ultt- natc" basis? That made me reach for my dictionary. One definition of victory is the overcoming of an en:my or any difficulty. A synonym In 'success." And success is a favor- ible or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted. Favorable Termination All right, lei's take It from there —a favorable termination of any- -hing attempted. What has been attempted? Well, the United States, being first in the Held in answer to the UN call for help, was faced with the task of fighting a delaying action with wholly Inadequate forces and equipment, pending the arrival of reinforcement*. In short, the strategy was to trade space for time- time to bring up reinforcements many of which must come from half way around the world. That was the G.I. assignment m the mind of the high command, the thing which was to be attempted— to fight a delaying action. That wasn't the way it was put to the troops, of course. Their job was to fight like hell and ask no questions but their officers were well aware of the nature of this grim task. So from (he outset G.I. Joe has been doing a magnificent job of'. Johnson didn't have much time for Governor Skinner, except for a few minutes at the airport, before takeoff. The Navy apparently saw to it See EI>SON on Page 8 to be borne out by 'the IN HOLLYWOOD By Eriaine Jonnion N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Tyrone Power's In-the-Ilcsh stint In the London production of "Mr. Roberts" takes him out of the starring role in Fox's "The Australian Story." Hollywood pals of Ty and Linda Christaln. Incidentally, turn pale and mumble when they're '. asked how the love-birds are doing. There's a miss in the emoter of their marriage craft. Friends of Jmly Garland predict shp.'ll lie back in fronl of a nmTic camera by November. As they put it, "If she were a secretary, the medics probably coultl slralghlen her ou! in a nionlli. Rul she's an aclrcss—and It lakes time." I asked Brotlerick Crawford If he'd like to play a nice quiet character after two fast- talking, bombastic roles in "All the Klnr's Men" and "Born Yesterday." "No kidding." he grinned. "I'm looking for a male Johnny Bellada." Tony's Conic-Hack Tony Martin is back—and everybody wants him. / Ttie Coconut Grove has him rii:!il miw and then Howard Hnghc.s s:ct.s him for tile singing lead oppo.-.'.c Janet Lciuh in the bte RKO mis- ical. -Two Tickets lo Broadway." Tony had a down payment on a one-way ticket to oblivion three years ago. "You couldn't, records away. I was i slump." Tony tried to singing style with the times. U didn't work. "When I trirrt to riiiE soft I a flop. So I just opened up again." Tony opened up to a packed hrm-i: at the Grove and proved why his John Payne and' Elalnd White entertaining at a birthday party at the Beverly Tropics for John's small daughter, Julia. John permitted' the photographer to take « group picture but refused to pose alone with Elaine. • » • MOM will sot up a tent city for' a month near Dudango. Col., for Clark Gable's 1825 vintage "Across the Wide Missouri." Five hundred desolate acres nearby are free of super highways, telephone poles and TV aerials. • * • Pnla Ncurl hasn't been heard seething over the grapevine message that Producer Edward Small has written a silent era movie luccn with bee-slunj? lips Into the script of "Valentino." What burns Mae more than bles, and In each case (he opening lead was the eight of heart.s was put up, Bast covered with the king, and South won with the ace. Each 1 miu ^vyuLii r-uit >MUI nje ate. nacn ', . •--* »—-. declarer then drew three rounds of i!?.. Tn , an inh " ilcd l trumps. At this point, however they t! e chllclr " n ° f Parents, both ,.j _ . _ ' J .Whom arp alhinnc will altn u_ ml seem facts. Q—What are the chances that children of a couple, one of whom is an albino, will also be albinos? A. G. I,. A—An albino Is a person who Is lacklne In pigmenl. The hair Is white and the skin Is also very pale. This ,_ . . . ... [i( parted company: " | ** am "« a'M."»«.'TH"""aiscTbV a"! ,„ ,,,„ , , .. . . hinos. The children of one albino In the firs room, the declarer , and a person wilh normal pigment made a bee line for the clubs. He I (and who does not rarry a buried could see that he was bound to Icscj albino trait) will on the avenge a heart and diamond, and that the consist of three ordinary pI K men!ed contract therefore depended on ' persons and one albino. Albinism Is losing only one club. His plan was \ nol a disease and except for thf. pij;- to play East for a singleton or dim- . men! albinos are as a rule just as bleton ace of clubs. He therefore ' normal as oilier people, led a low club from the dummy. When Ea;t played low, South put up the queen, and West won with the ace. odd?M inch," holding against overwhelming He has given ground inch by „„„>meanwhile inflicting severe punishment on the enemy. Amazing Withdrawal Feature One of the amazing features of the withdrawals has been that they apparently have been achieved without disorder. Retreat is one of the most difficult of military operation.-!. It is doubly dangerous in that it S« MacKENZIE on Page I Q—What can be done to stop underarm perspiration? N. H. S. —For most people the common commercial anti-deodorants, most of .This scaled South's doom. No mat-1 "T'T 1 ler how he struggled from that!",, c '" ltil - m lhc same, harmless point on. he was bound to lose two ! chcmtca club tricks, with them went his tricks. With them went contract. In the other room, declarer won - . are quite satisfactory. In the occasional person who continues lo have difficulty, a visit lo a skin specialist may h« necessary but even Ihe skin specialist Small's failure to get her okay is I the third round of trumps in his j cannot "perform miracles! the report that a gigolo introduces own hand. Then, instead of guing ' Valentino to her in the story. Mae's American Communists dread exposure and Identification by compolsory registration like a kidnaper dieads the FBI. —Sen. Karl E. Mundt (U.. S.D.i, speakme tor his Communist-control bill. * * * Youngsters and their parents have extolled nn- modcsty into a national virtue by theii adherence to the growing cult of pure naturalism. —Archbishop Edwin E. Brynes of New Mexico. » * * U Ihc free world fails lo rally to the support ot its striken members then one by ouc others would be struck down and military despotism . . would lose all .sense of restraint. —John Footer Dulles, state Department adviser + « » 1 think we are nol yet at the point where we have enough divisions In all west Europe. I am not talking about the United States. I am talking about the U. S. and other countries. —John J. McCloy, American High Commissioner In Germany. eyes flashed watch-out as she said: "No gigolo ever had anything to do with my first meeting with Rudy. 1 n-ns in the Zlcgfcld Follies of 1916 when Rudy asked for an introduction. If they rio this and do it badly, I'll whip "cm." ( But no supporting player movie [ roles now for Mae since her recent I Mocanilx> success. | "A star must never step down," | qive :iy[=he says. "I tell the producers that a sinyh^ i '.vhen they talk to me about play- i :hiugc his nig mother or aunt to other stars ! •• It's not that 1 want to be a young clrl on the screen. But I want ! something that's definitely a star j \ehicte." j Now it can be told:' Burl- Lan- Immediately for the clubs, he led .1 diamond towards dummy. Bast captured dummy's king of diamond.;' ^ , " ., , "~~ ' " ' with the ace. cashed the hearts, and "_"_" lle ""rcfore made his contract. West would have to play the ace anyway. South's wish came true, then returned the Jack of diamonds. Dummy won with the queen of diamonds, and South ruffed a diamond in order to lead a club from records are outselling ail other RCA j caster's hit, "Flame and the Ar- Victor pop sinscr.s Georae Burns : row," started out to be the story ol introduced him as "the fcflow with ] William Tell They changed the the most, rntnantic voice in \ name of the character, moved the ica." Tony left no doubts about it. ! story to North Italy and deleted the apple-on-thc-head Incident. A "H;insmrr Breakfast" Is on thr menu nf a Vine street rnfr. It ronslMs nf: "Black coffer. hcacl.Tclir lahlrt nnd our sympathy." MGM ; s screen tcp'iinc I.ynn tiie Philadelphia liiuli H'hool airl discovered by Joh:my Welssinnllcr. . . . Boh Ryan is VLCA-- in? the chances in the entcvtnm- mcnt business with an untroubled eye. He told me: "Things can nncr get too had. I just nousht j grocery store.". . . Prrdu-tinn: "111 Drue" should tirv fov 'Kdmond O'Brien's ciueer wh;i1 "Ch.Tminon" dirt for Kirk Douglas. . . . Despite a Ilnod of film olfcrs PS a rrsnll o[ "South pacific." Janet Blair t.s loll- inc her acent: "I'm rieiermhicd In st^v n H Hie screen until a really exciting vole comes alone." Grand llnlrl Thne's a new s:i.5no.0(!fl hr>trl on the rirawinc boards for Las A western syndicate. Including Kred : The Hawaiian volcano Mauna i Loa \vas bnrn ages ftco through a ' 1.000-mllc crack in the floor of the Pacific. 4. AK93 » KQ8 4764 V 875 • 9754 3 * A 9 "~ N W E S Z3 (D c ALEft) W KJ 106 32 • AJ 10 .a. T 10 B 4QJ1032 » A8 » 6 2 + Q542 N-S vul- Cast South West North Pass Pass Piu 1 <aj I V I * Pass 3 * Pass 44 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — V 8 Today 15 Years Ago Miss Hazel Fisk left today for Long Beach. Calif., where she will visit friends for a month. Miss Marguerite Dolen of Jonesboro. Is visiting here as gue-st of her sister, Mrs. E. M. Huffman, Jr and Mr. Huffman. Tom Phillips of Chicago, Is th« guest of his grandmother. Mrs. C. E. Crigger, and his aunt, Miss Lela Blythe. Mr, and Mrs. W. S. Langdon and daughters, Mrs. Welch Foster and Mrs. Byron Bartholomew and children. Byron, Jr., and Bill, of Memphis, are spending the weekend In Marble Hill and LiUesville, Mo. Mrs. Raymond Fowler and children have returned to their home in St. Louis after spending to days with her mother, Mrs. W. M. Womack and sisters. Mrs. Rives Allen and Mrs. Jesse M. White. Breed of Canine Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted canine breed 12 Withdrew 13 Solitary M Exist 15 Mountain nymph 17 Born 18 Volume 19 Dispatches 20 Hypothetical 4 Symbol for nickel 5 God of love 6 Withered 7 Scottish river 8 Lines (ab.) 9 Electrified particle 10 Iroquoian Indian H Requires 21 SI , ----- 31 Turn baclc 13 Paid notices in 33 Teem slructuraiTmli news P a P«" 34 Thick slices SIgh taste 16In the year 0{ 36 Vegetables « Vhim his own hand (instead of from the dummy, as the other player had done). The important point was that South knew that West heln the ace of clubs. It was true that East had bid and that West had passed throughout Ihe bidding, but it was still clear that West had the ace of clubs! The opening lead had indicated that Ea.U had a long heart suit headed by klnss-Jack-ten. Sou'h Mad also found out that East had the ;ice of diamonds. Nevertheless. East i China had passed originally. Surely, in [ 50 Residue view of this pa;s. East could not* 52 Plant part O JACOBY ON BRIDGE h> OSWALD JACOBT Written for NKA Srrvirr Player Is Stung By Bee-Line Play "The longest way around," snys the old proverb, "is !he shnrte-t way home." This is somctinies true in a britigc h.iud also, as today's hand Wen Ihn hand was played in a | Dummy won with the king and re- : .... ., ,_.._ ma!cn , the ! turned a club. Essl played the ten. I 2 Epic 26 Beverage 27 Symbol for tantalum 28 Preposition 29 Symbol for illinium 30 Negative replv 31 Mythical bird 32 Greek letter 34 Oriental coin .15 Recede 37 Leave (ab.) 38 Da la 43 Whirlwind II Air (comb, form) 46 Greek market place 47 Appropriate 48 This originated in China 25 Soft minenl 26 Resiliency 40 Stout Jlring 41 Woody plant 42Coarse hominr' 45 Scottish sheepfold 47 Blue Ridge river 49 Measure of type 51 Symbol for neon also have the ace of clntjs. When South led a low club fiom own hand. West played low., 53 Relies VERTICAL 1 Slu.Ta Brnslri, one lime owner of Luccy's recent tcam-ot-lour match, the ! turned a club. Essl played the ten. I 2 Epic raised the gicenbacks. | bidding was the same at both la- and South ducked .hoping that , 3 Follower w n

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