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PAGE SIX BLYTTTEVTLU! (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THK BLYTHEVILL1 COURIER XEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINM. Publiiher HARRY A. HAINfS. Astlslant Publisher , A. A. FRtDRlCKaON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Adrertliirig Representatives: W»lltc« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atl&nt*. UtmphU. >nkr*d » second cliH mutter il the post- ollite >t Bljthttitlc, Arkarun, under act at Can- IT*M, October S, l»n. Member ot Thi A«soci»ted Press SUBSCRIPTION RATE8: By carrier In th» citj of Blythevlile or any luhurbin town when carrier «errlc« U maintained, 35e per week. By mall, within a radius ot 5« miles, 15.W per j«ar, $3.50 for «ix monthi, »1.25 lor three montlu; bj mail ouMde 59 mil* zon», 112.50 per year p»yablt In advance. Meditations Jesus >nsH-crcd and Mid unlo tlicrn, Verily, ! say unto you, If ye have failk and doubt not, ye shall not only do lliis which [5 done to the fig lrec>, but also if ye sliall say unto this mountain. Be thou removed, and be thou cast Into tlie sea; II shall be done,—.Matthew 21:21. * * * Work without faith are like a fish without water, it wants the element it should live In. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith to trie foundation, and every good action Is as a stone laid.—Fcltham. ' Barbs It's surprising that at graduation at a glrla' college, cop and gown styles are always the same. * • * Tuo leen-ajer» we're pinched tor rubbing > penny gum machine, A penny for tlicir thoughts now. » « • i A critic complains ol the scarcity of good act-' ors. He should turn his TV set to a pro-wrestling bout. * * * Americans spend millions on anllquti oversea*. Maybe because il'j hard lo get properly »jed stuff over hers. * * * * Many people who know the least at least know enough to make the most of 11. Freeing Americans Seized , By Reds I s a Tough Task Four more Americans are now trapped behind the Iron Curtain.'They were, of course, the crew of the If. S. transport plane, bound for Yugoslavia thnt' was forced down by Russian planes in Hungary. The Russians have gone lo their customary elaborate lengths to establish ' that these four are "spies and saboteurs" bent upon fomenting trouble in the Soviet Union or her satellites."Actually, they were on a routine Air Force flight carrying supplies from Munich to the American embassy in Belgrade. Apparently the plane did blunder across the Hungarian border. At any rate, on the day it disappeared its crew reported being fired on by Hungarian border guards. Bui the Russians are not disposed to be generous about such a navigational error. To them, an off-course 11 S. plane spells opportunity. It means a chance to add one more chapter in their continuing fantasy that the U. S. and its Western Allies nre "ploting" against the Soviet Union and the satellites. If the Kremlin could not offer this dream stuff periodically to its subjects, it would have increasing difficulty in maintaining the repressive measures and crushing economic burdens (hat accompany its heavy defense preparations. Constantly posing the threat of "outside plotters" makes it easier for Moscow to win acceptance—or sit least tolerance—of tlie.se restrictions. Thus the four-man transport crew should be bracketed with William Oatis, Associated Press correspondent imprisoned by Czechoslovakia, and the rest of the estimated 75 U. S. citizens known to be in .iaii or under restricted arrest in satellite lands. All are victims of the ruthless necessities of a tyrant's policies. They are victims, too, of Russia's genuine though pathological fear of eitber letting the truth'about its domain get out ur the truth about the free world get in. There is little question Moscow seeks to discourage by every means possible the entry into the Communist orbit of Westerners who c?.n bring in accurate accounts of life outside and lake away similar stories of what they see behind the Curtain. State Department records indicate 6000 Americans living cither in Russia or the satellites. Some are there because their jobs compel it, others want to he. Some lead what the department calls sn "anonymous existence." Most of these ar« potential prey ol the Communists, ag are any who may Inter pass into Red territory intentionally or accidentally. All are entitled to Hie U. S. government's full protection. The department says U. S. diplomats arc doing everything they can to win freedom for the 75 imprisoned or arrested Americans. Naturally this must hold true also for the newly seized airmen. But let no one imagine the task is easy. Wilhout Implying that the department ii;<s handled this problem with efficiency, one still may acknowledge the tremendous obstacles. • The advantage in such matters is necessarily with the unprincipled captor. We may protest, impose economic sanctions of varying breadth and force, or put restrictive limits on Communist doings in America. Yet even the most extreme of these cannot assure that a single one of the imprisoned Americans will he released. Presumably we are not prepared to go to war to free these citizens. Short of lliitl, we can only confront the Reds with a combination of counter-measures which we must }io|>e in time will lie effective arguments in bargaining for the Americans' liberty. If anyone has any better suggestions, surely the government would welcome them. Fish Story There seems to be some question as to just what kind of fish it was that chased President Truman out of the water as lie was finishing his swim at ''Truman Beach" in Key West. First reports indicated that it was a school of ferocious barracuda. This was not substantiated and there was speculation that the finny intruders were simply a couple of friendly mackerel, possibly bent on sight-seeing. Apparently no one present had considered the possibility that (.he fish were a welcoming committee of red herrings. Views'of Others Recess Appointment Discreditable Act' The recess appoin linen t of Phillip Jessup to Ilia United Nations delegation from the United States of America is B recurring Instance ot Truman petulance,, The President is fuHy aware that his nominee could not, be confirmed by the ScnnLe, He should be aware that Ihe country at large distrusts Mr. "JoSlup, not as in any way subversive but simply "from 'the record aa incapable of -denling in unUersUuding and penetrating efficiency with subversives. To put It baldly, the nation, Mr. Truman, believes that even at his Intellectual level, Mr. Jessup has been plain dumb. Nor does the notion believe now tliat your waving of a magic wand over him will quality him Lo deal with the situation, The country is singularity unfortunate in the fact that in a period ot intense crisis, its chief executive is unable to lift hi.s perspective above the level of loyalty to a political protege- PhiUp "Jes-sup is'certainly not the only American qualified by training, knowledge and experience to represent the country at the United Nations In a position Hi at calls for an understanding of people as well as books. The only conceivable reason for the Truman recess appointment Is that he has indulged himself in his familiar neck-bowing. A friend tins been criticized. He'll show 'em. It is regrettable (hat Tom CoimaUy did npt call together Immediately his foreign affairs committee to act on (he unfavorable report of Us subcommittee. H would have been a simple matter to get .1 vote, if Senator Connlly and other administration Irarters had wauled to ex- nedito the matter through the Senate. They were aware of course that Jessup could not gel the Jn.-ee5.sary majority for approval. They stuck loyally by the boss, but as a result the country is givi'ii a Atop in the face. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY When this country was founded it took nine people on the farm to feed themselves plus one city dweller. Today, in contrast, one nun on the farm feeds himself, four city people and one person overseas.—Harold Brayman. of E. L duPont de Nemours & Co. * « • When the Germans see Hitler In old movies. they laugh exactly like a woman laughs who sees her former lover again.—Jean Coctcau, French writer. t » * To play at love a man .should be hungry. The hunger light in the r-jc « the same as Ihe love light. Only a good cook can tell the dtlfcrence. —Michael Curtiz. movie director. * « * Nc\or have 1 M'tjt mi industry as abused as ours, Thr typical Impression is that only gang- steis and crooked politicians smoke cigars.—John Quiglcy, cigar manufacturer. * * * Fllralalion by fanatical Arab leaders with the Soviet union ii the limit of Irresponsibility.—R<-p. Jacob K. Javits iR,, }j. Y.(. Shadow Boxers MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951 Peter fdson's Washington Column — ODM Spokesmen Offer a Defense For ( Guns-and-Butter Gamble "Should we tool up for mass production ot the World War H weapons which are tried and proved and easier to produce? Or should we take Just a little more time and perfect the new. superior weapons, and then tool up for them?" By DOUGLAS LAKSEN \EA Staff Correspondent (Peter Edson is on vacation.) WASHINGTON (NEA)—The UJ3. took a good gamble when it embarked on its gun. 1 ! and butter policy at the start of the Korean war. according to spokesmen from Charles S. Wilson's Office of Defense Mobilization. Aiid every day that America stays out of an all-out war, the odds on t J winning the gamble get better, they claim. One of the causes of the cur rent criticism of lagging war production, a Wilson aide explains. Is the fact that the critics don't tully understand Just Douglas Larscn what the nature of that gamble is and what are the goals of the current mobilization. And that goes for the Sen. Lyndon Johnson committee report, they say. At tiie outbreak of Korea, it is Claimed, the Army. Navy and Air Force were on the brink ot per- ecting a whole new group of weapons on which they had been work- ng since before the end of Wcrld War II. Army was coming up with new auks. Air Furce hud new bombers and fighters just about ready for mass production. And the Navy guided missiles and a lot of new electronics gear in the final stages of development. When Korea broke out and the need (or tooling up industry lor wari time to give the Icrces the best pos- to Falrrt and Produce New Weapons Sizing up the whole situation with the be.st information at hand, including the possibility of an all- out war coming immediately and the state of development of Russian arms, the decision was made to take a little longer to perfect the newer weapons and then concentrate on their production. They gambled on being able to settle the Korean affair without causing an all-out war. Ajid they knew that Russia had made great strides In perfecting new tanks, Jet planes and other weapons, and that if all-out war time Inter, ON would forces come some would have to have equally good weapons there was to be a hope of defeating Communist aggression. • They went into it with their eyes wide open on the difficulties. They knew, for Instance, that the newest,jet fighters had to.be built with tapered aluminum slabs, which require huge new, hard-to-get machine tools for their production. They knew that the new turret on the Improved tanks would probably cause the manufacturer delays in production due to some knotty engineering difficulties. But they still didn't think that all-out war would come immediately. And they wanted to use this once over lightly- By A. A. fredrleluan Seems that a man's word doesn't account for much this day and age, and the vocal pledge is construed a. devoid of honor&ble tat«n» or ability to pay off. But if a man knows how to write his name or read instructions, the picture Is somehow changed. How, I do not protest to understand. ~~ • 4 Codes, pledges and oaths are b«.l coming standard operating procedure in a variety of fields ranging from atom-bomb craftsmanship to acling. I find it regrettable that behavior Is becoming a prefabricated proposition involving a little something hanging over the head The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. .Written for NEA Service (Second of a Series on Respiratory Ailments) Among the great diseases of our time Is Influenza, or "flu." Prom time to time influenza has spread terror over large sections of the world. Those who are struck down during the early phases of such epidemics may not be hit hard. As the weeks go by, the disease tends to get worse. There is high fever and more prostration. More people get sick and more develop pneumonia and other dread complications. Even when epidemic influenza- is at its peak, however, those who go to bed at once and stay there until their fever has been down for several days almost always recover. Unfortunately, when a bad epidemic Is present, numerous members ol the same family may be laid low at about the same time. The one most nearly well Is thus under great pressure to get up and take care of others. This is terribly risky. Often these are the ones who get pneumonia. The last world-wide epidemic of Influenza was that of 1911-18. During that period more people in this country died from Influenza or its immediate complications than were killed in World War II. since then there have been fairly large epidemics though none as bad as that. The cause of Influenza Is now known—it is a virus, which is a tiny organism too small to see under the ordinary microscope. There are at least :two major varieties, which have caused recent epidemics. These .are called virus A and virus B. These viruses can be grown by a complicated method on egg yolk. VACCINES HELP SOME have been virus" A and prepared virus B. They some Vaccines from both . These have been tried in several small outbreaks of the "flu," have apparently helped In but not in others. One of the obstacles Is that there are apparently subgroups of virus so that unless one has Just the right subgroup, the vaccine will not help. The high hopes which were held for vaccination against influenza several years ago have not yet production became necessary the I sible weapons for when the vilnl question fncing the moblllzcrs showdown might come later. big IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — E\chl- sibcly Yours: The grapevine is buzzing that Hollywood will produce more and iv.ore episode movies —short ijlms strung together with l))g name players—and that the pic- Wires will be sliced up into half- lonr features for television after their theatre runs. Four O'Henry store.5 will be filmed at Fox. ami George Stevens wilt direct three Ambrose Biercc yarns. MUTUAL ECqUAINTANCE Lizzi Halla, the famed European dancer who. nuske.s her American debut in "My L. A.." has something in common xvith Dcanna Dnrbln. She \vas once wed to Producer Felix Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page 7 75 Years Ago In Blftheville — Watch for Ihe Cl.irlc Oablc-l.ady divorce fireworks. Gable's attorneys will light the fuse on bomb. It may help the box-office (or 'The Mem- Widow." but Lana Turner's hmuutig on MGM'.s ballyhoo of her "romance" with new leading man Fernando I*inias. It's only a buildup for him and Laua'sf HMuring pals that I* THE man in her VUe. Mississippi County glnner 191,520 new surprise In j Dalrs ot cotton, from the 1933 crop Ashler rre- monds, and East took the ace. East it is so long and so hard. Rather, one of the common disap- That. decision'was part of the over-all plan, also based on the assumption that all-out war could be avoided /or the present, to try to keep civilian production going as normal as possible while broadening the whole industrial base for eventual total mobilization. This meant sacrificing some immediate arms deliveries to getting all of industry in a better state of preparedness. The big gain, if the gamble paid off, was the avoidance of complete disruption of the American economy which would have been necessary If total mobilization of industry had been attempted. There were other, complicating, factors In the picture at the start materialized. This Is no fault 'of of Korea, too, which made the sit- the scientists who have studied the uation different from what It was at the start of World War II, which accounts for the seeming lag in war production at this time, ODM spokesmen point out. There was no reserve labor pool of unemployed to draw from for extra manpower needs. There were material shortages caused by tremendous civilian production at the start of Korea. On such things as steel, the question suddenly became not one of to whom to give steel, as it was at the start of World War II, but from whom to take it away. In any event, the Senator Johnson report notwithstanding, ODM officials are defending their original decision on the guns and butter program. They are not as alarmed about bottlenecks in the program as is Senator Johnson. And further, they claim, many of the bottlened.-s he criticizes are just about to be broken. They think his report mr.y have been just a little pointments of medical research resulting from the fact that for influenza, like so many other diseases, new problems keep rising up to plague the Investigator. . The search for an effective vaccine is still going on, however, and perhaps a good method of prevention or treatment will still be found before the -next world-wide epidemic lands on a helpless people. The problems will undoubtedly be solved, but how soon remains to be seen. East ruffed with the ten of clubs. Crawford calmly discarded his losing heart, thus telescoping a losing heart and a losing trump into one trick. When East returned his last heart, Crawford could raff with the five of clubs, lead the six of clubs to dummy's king, and still have the ace-eight of clubs left for a finesse over East's jack-seven. By losing only one trick In rach suit Craw- et rnrd th, ,„• T * ford ™ceeded in making his risky returned the six of diamonds, and three Huh r-nniro^t Crawford won with the king. He ^fl^J^ract- . had already lost a diamond trick and it looked as though he would have to lose n spade, a couple of hearts, and one or two trump tricks. At the third trick. Crawford ted a spade. West .put up the ace and led the ten of diamonds, hoping that his partner could ruff. As it happened. East had the queen of diamonds, and it was declarer who ruffed. Crawford now led his remaining TIME WAS WHEN one constitution and a bookful of laws based, on same were sufficient harness to keep the bulk of us from kicking over the traces. During the past decade, however. It appears to hav» become necessary to command mor. ality much as one pasteurizes milk. Lat?st advance In this field Is In the television Industry, wherein one can find everything that Is the latest, Including vaudeville. The Na- ' tlonal Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters has framed a code of self-regulations calculated to hoist the neckline past the pneumonia level and scrub up some of the dialogue. Those in the TV transmission business will be allowed to focus their cameras on a special emblem as long as they keep their product clean. But one smudge and they lose the privilege of TV-Ing this emblem to your screen. Sort of rejjm minds me of when I was a sprou^r and there were gold stars for doing this and silver stars for doing that and black marks for the fumbles. And a stout-handled hairbrush for the occasional rebellion when the bribery system collapsed. Pine set-up—for kiddies. > LOYALTY OATHS are current neccessities to make sure our atom splitters are not fellow travelers and our professors will not instruct along the party line and our union leaders are not Russkl saboteurs. With morality melling all around. * and the Washington payroll beginning to look like the company roster at San Quentin, It has been suggested that a code of ethical conduct for federal help be compiled. Considering the number of angles to be covered, Justinian himself wouldn't tackle this codifying job. Mostly because, he could argue, how do you put down in. a code or a pledge or an oath detailed Instructions on how to be an honest federal employe or officeholder And why the need? * " ' -* IT SEEMS JUST a little sad thaW grown-up, voting-age, allegedly mature folks have to be told In paragraphs and sub-sections and clauses that it is not nice to dip into Uncle's till. That It is unethical to offer a job and then charge the taker, a brokerage fee. That is not moral to accept pay from nice folks like taxpayers to carry out a task nnd then pocket side profits for ebstlcizing the rules In certain cases. That temptation Is great but that to succumb is to chance n tete-a-tete with grand jurors or curious Senators. I see little likelihood that the various probees extant In the era from Vaughan to Caudle . would have acted a- whit differently had they penned their names to any good-behavior pledges. A gilt-edged and richly-framed code of conduct hanging over their desks would only have gathered dust. If a man be lacking In the rudiments of honesty and good faith, his word Is counterfeit. And if hi! word Is not good, neither is his signature on a dozen good-conduc^|, covenants. ^ Honesty Is an acquired characteristic, and we are In danger of attempting to teach behavior by writ inslead of in the woodshed. Read Courier News Classified Ads. prior to December 1. Manila friends of the Blytheville' king-size I '"S 11 school football team will give ' a banquet at the Manila Baptist Church tonight for the Chlckasaw team, coaches and several special guests from Blytheville. Each member of the Chick squad will be presented with a miniature fcotMll R j S. Hudson will stive a short talk on "The Value of the Blytheville Footfall Team to Manila." Byron Walk'- er, captain of the team, will give the response. Too bad Ken Murray can't afford stcpwatch. Je.innette MarUonald and Gene Raymond, guesting on his TV show, were stopped just as they started to waible a otuct. Time hail run out. But who let them start the mimijei ? agents can drcatn. can't JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY \Vritten (or NEA Service Proper Lead Will they? some of MGM'S bright tx>yv\Yin Many Games remembered that Robert Taylor | play. Moiviis Arclius in "Quo Vad-! Johnny Crawford is a hard man is" and trit-rt lo get n famous dc- ( '<• ! «ut out of the bidding. In the partmeut stove tc. ciianqc Us name i llrultl shown today Crawford held • MIC South cards. When the oppon- lo Nciraan-Marcus-Arclius for day. Xo Eonp. • « * Hollywood's biggest un-pahy-un- walsy combination: Ann Blythe and Bob M tchuui on the set oT f-KO's "The Korean Story." Ice, sheer ice, indicated Iheir readiness lo play the hand nl two hearts, Johnny refused to sell out. His bid of three clubs Is shown as an example of enterprise, not ns a model to be followed. West opened the WIST (D) *AJ872 ¥ A Q 10 IS » J1094 NORTH * KQ10B VK54 *37S2 + K3 EAST 453 ¥ J93 # A«6 West 1* Pass Pass SOUTH V872 *K3 + AQ86S2 Neither side vul. North EM* Past I N.T. Pass Pass Pass Double Pass Past Put Opening lead— « J spade and finessed dummy's ten. This strange finesse was necessary to make sure of an eventual heart discard. When he led the king of spades from the dummy, East rutted with the nine of clubs. Declarer over-rutted with the tiuetn of clubs and led a heart towards dummy's king. West took the ace of hearts and led another heart, dummy winning , with the king. The queen of spades Jack ot dU- ' was now led from dummy, »nc National Banner Answer to Previous Puzila. 4 It Is — Levant 3 Exchange premium 6 American educator 7P«niM 8 Formerly » Nickel (symbol) 10 Golf mound 11 Makes into law 20 Pioneers 21 Its capital is HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted Is the Sag of « The )s a large river in thli republic 13 Growing old U Merciful 15 Limb 18 Of the flank i 18 Auricle : 19 Area measure 20 Tested depth 12 Emphasis 22 Cerium I' Lutecium <symbol) 23 Poker stake i 25 Wiles 27 Flesh food 28 Disorder ; 29 Mount (ab.) 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