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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27,1955 10 Candles for United Nations; UN's Big Question-Success or Failure? Bf PETER EPSON NEA Special Correspondent UNITED NATIONS — (NEA) — The number one question on the tenth anniversary of the United Nations is whether it has been success, failure, or just so-so. It is a question which can start an argument or a fight in any circle. Long lists of accomplishments and failures can be drawn up. They can be used to prove anything or nothing. U.N. opponents think the whole it bucked. It has lost a tew votes thing hai been a ghastly mistake on minor economic and colonial ••--• -"---• issues whcie the little countries have ganged up against the bis powers. Prom the constructive viewpoint of seeing what Is wrong with the United Nations in order to make it work better, a dozen major shortcomings may be listed. that ought to be abolished. They look on the modernistic U. N. skyscraper headquarters In New York as a multi-million dollar boondogle where international do-gooders loll around in air-conditioned, tax-free luxury, talking endlessly, deafened by a deluge of Communist, propa- • ganda, planning qlobaloney projects on which the United States has to pick up the tab. This last Item is worth a close look. Over the 10 years, the U. N. has cost the U. S. 855 million dollars ,in round numbers. This includes 300 million assessed contributions to the U. N. and !U specialized agencies. This is more than a third of the U. N. budget, but the present maximum contribution Is 33 and a third per cent of the total, which this year is 47 million dollars. In addition, the U. S. in 10 years has made voluntary contributions of «50 million dollars to special programs for refugee reliei, International Children'! Emerency Fund, Palestine refueea, Korean rehabilitation and other projects. The total don not Include the OS million dollar U. S. loan for the U. N. headquarters In New York, on which 5 million has been repaid. And the total does not Include the salaries and expenses of the U. S. missions to the U. N., now running at (800,000 a year. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., head of the American delegation to the U. N., offers this comment: The United Nations has cost the average American .family lew than 10 cents a year. The total cot of the U. N. to the U. , S. *ach year Is less than the cost of on* destroyer. And the U. N. does Jar more than any one destroyer to preserve peace or make the world live. a better place In which to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles declare* that having the Soviet Union and 1U aateUII*! In the United Nations has forced the Communists to expose their record of hypocrisy at the bur of world public opinion, which has time and time again condemned their obstructionist tactics. Tin simplest box score on the U. N. 10-year record is stated tills way by defenders: Not one Russian proposal to which the United States objected has ever been passed by the United Nations. • • • Stetlnc It th« ottar way around: The United SUtes has not lost a single vote on a major issue that Out of 63 U. last nine years, N. vetoes in the were cast by Soviet Russia. Prance and Russia both vetoed consideration ol the Spanish question. France a- lonc vetoed. a Russian proposal 10 send a cease-fire inspection commission to Indonesia. The Soviet veto of so ninny questions has made the U. N. Security Council o! 11 members Increasingly ineffective. The General Assembly of all members has become increasingly important. What this suggests Is charter amendment to redefine functions of the two branches. The United Nation* hu been unable to create a jwlice force. Eight years of negotiation could not break the deadlock 'on troop quotas, their location, armament, command and state of readiness. The closest thing to it has been the U. N. forces assembled to defend South Korea under American command. But the U. N. has not found a permanent solution to the Korean question. Communist China was declared an aggressor, but no punitive action has been enforced a«auist this aggression. The U. N. has so fax failed to secure rc.,»je of all Americans, held prisoner of war, wrongfully tried and sentenced by Communist China. The U. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.: Bandoffle or bar of world opinion? N. truce supervision team has been unable to observe and. enforce cease-fire violations In North Korea, The United Nations has failed to make any progress on disarmament or to reach any agreement on control of atomic energy and atomic weapons. • * • Maintenance of peace ilnce the end of World War II has developed largely through regional defense alliances such as the Nortn Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organization of American States, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization and the Communist bloc of natlon.s under Russia. Such regional aiTiinite- mcnia were authorized by the U. N. Charter. But It was not foreseen that they would become more powerful than the U. N. Itself. Decision* of the International Court of justice at The Hague are advisory only, tmuiSfi both sides agree to accept the court's | opinions. Only a few cases have' been submitted to tile court. The United States has filed claims against Russian, Hungarian and Czech governments for shooting down American aircraft as a matter of policy, but there will be no trial because the Red nations refuse to accent the court's Jurisdiction. In a number of regional disputes. United Nations commissions have arranged cease-fire agreements, buj they have not been able to achieve permanent solutions, except on the Indonesia case. • * * Such caM Include the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan and the Aftb-^Israel dispute In the Middle East. The United Nations as how constituted In no longer representative of world political and economic power. Japan and Italy are now ready for meinbenihlp but not in. Germany, because it is still divided, presents a special problem. Nationalist China, confined to J'ormosa, no longer rates as one of the Big Five. Because of their hundreds of millions of people, India and Red ccr/ Boys are (he nicest thins thai ever happened to me—Ihesc arrogant, sclf- •ssured, cocky little men children who assume thai all the grail bin \vorld revolves around them. Who els* can carry hnlf a worm, one crushed daisy, a piece of scrap metal, * three day old apple core, and two cents all in one pocket? Who else can lake a bath without Belting their shoulders wet, and wash for dinner without turning on the lap? Who else can hclieve (hat right is right and wrong is wrong, and Hie grid guy always wins in the end? Who else can be a fireman, swordfightcr, cowboy, deep-sen diver, all in the space of one hour—and then solemnly hold a funeral, complete with cross and box, for a shell off a turtle lost a month ago? Who else can be cuter without Icelh. meaner without malice, kinder without embarrassment, sillier without foolishness, and clcnncr without nenl- ness? The world gains much in leaders and man power when hoys grow up—hut it loses something too thai magic feeling that comes with being ten. The feeling of dust between bare toes and he ability to lie quietly while time stands still, to watch a minnow in a brook. l\."e—! like boys. They smile when 1 need a smile; they lease when I'm sober; t'.-.cy keep me from taking myslf loo seriously. No, I don't wish I were len a.jain. I .just hope 'hat .somehow God will see to it (hat I always have .someone ten years old in or rc:ii - my house and heart. Boys are the nicest thing that ever happened lo me. Suppoit your Y.M.C.A.-Join Now! LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION for bo.vs who will not be 13 until after Jan. 1, 1956 and who lot previously registered. Phone No Date of Birth Mlh. Day Turn Ihlt In Immediately to Albert Taylor, Players Ajent. at Ar Power Co. office. No registration will be considered after May 1, were Year k-Mo 1955. Blytheville Water Co. "Water h your Chtaptst Commodity" China—If the latter ever mends It* ways and gains admission- may have to be considered for a greater role in the world organization. The final test ol the United Nations, which is still to come, Is whether It will be successful In preventing World War m. It waa" inability to prevent World War II that wreched the League ol Nations, Tomorrow: The U. N. ip«l»lliMl afrncle*. Plenty of So Ik Vaccine Is Seen By End of Year LITTLE ROCK Ifl — A State Health Department official believes that anyone in Arkansas desiring the Salic anti-polio vaccine will be able to get li by the end of the year. Dr. J. T. Herron said that the United States Public Health Service has assured him that the vaccine will become available In increasing amounts. Dr. Herron said the government agency predicted that all children In the one to nine age group could be Inoculated by September 1. Herron said that no serious shortages developed last week in the mass Immunization of Arkansas school children. The second Injection of the two- shot series Is scheduled to be given within the next three weeks. Divorce Granted Producer's Wife LOS ANGELES i*i — Testimony that her husband came home from "business meetings" bearing lipstick marks helped win a divorce for Mrs. Eleanor Fellows, wife of film producer Robert Fellows. Mrs. Fellows was granted a divorce decree Monday in Superior Court. She alleged cruelty and testified that her husband would stay out late drinkintj. She and Fellows had been married for 22 years. Under a property settlement Mrs. Fellows is to receive $500 a week support plus funds for education and support of their daughters, Barbara, 19, and Margaret, 21. STOP SIMPLE DIARRHEA Q«l Fail, Southing R«li«f with PIRCY MEDICINE HONORED—Jerome C. 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