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BLTTWETTLLK (ASIC.) COU1WER XEWg IMS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NTW8 OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher MARRY A. HAINB8, AMlsUnt Publish** A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlsins Manx* Sole National Adverting Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New Yoili. Chicago, DetroH, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at UK po«t- effice at Blytheville, .Arkansas, under act of Congress, October t, 1917. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATTf. By carrier in the cfty of BlytheviUe or any suburban town where carrier tervlce la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by Eiall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Why art ihou cast down, O my soul? and why ari Ihou dlsqulete) in we? hop* Ihou In God: for I shall yet praise htm for the help of his countenance.—Psatms 42:5. * • * Hope Is thfc mainspring of human action; faith seals our lease of immortality; and charity and love give the passport to the soul's true and happiness, — Street, Barbs Numerous things can cause a double chin— two women getting together, for instance. * * * A College professor says every man ha* his • share of bad breaks. Our •uggestlon Is that they be rf-lined. * * * A California woman Jeft her husband six times hut return£d each time alter four weeks. He must get paid by the month. * * • . Yery few youngrrten to lo music IMSCns — they're sent. * » * Next thing we know well be reading about K>me politician claiming he was misquoted by the microphone. More Worries Are Coming If Britain Quits Middle East A little more than five years ago, Britain dramatically modified the course of European affairs by announcing that R would no longer bear the financial load Incident to the support of Greece, then deeply embroiled in a Russian-inspired civil war The sequel was the American Truman Doctrine, with this country assuming Britain's burdens in Greece and going to Turkey's aid as well. Greek- Turkish aid was a foundation stone of the Marshall Plan, conceived later in 1947 as a broad European recovery program . > Now there are signs that Britain, still the most hard-pressed nation in Western Europe, may have to pull out of its historic strongholds — the Middle East. The British government already has advised Washington of this possibility. The explanation is simple: Worn down by war and its aftermath, Britain does not have the financial substance to carry out its many world-wide responsibilities. British leaders are reluctant to ask America for more direct aid, and there is more than a little reason to douht the political wisdom of such an appeal. Congress is pretty sure to be cool. Consequently, it has become for Britain a question of which responsibility to forsake. The British cannot abandon their current small endeavors in Korea; down that road lies political dynamite from America. They cannot yield in the defense of Malaya, whose rubber and other raw materials are a vital part of the shrunken British trading economy. Nor can they up their rearmament program and the related maintenance of British military forces in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The Middle East, including the Suez lifeline to Asia, might seem at first more sense to give up the Mediterranean zones first. To begin with. Britain's stature in the Middle East is at rock-bottom low. Though British troops at Suez are a definite assurance of Western strength, those troops stand amid a whirlpool of Arab hate and distrust. One may question whether the situation represents a net gain for the West in the battle with communism. When Egyptian resentment against Britain was «.t its boiling point last winter, earnest efforts were made to substitute a collective Western defense force for British troops. The plan broke down because Egypt insisted that the Tommies leave first, before »ny substitute was In being, The West rated thia risk too great. Possibly Egypt and its Arab neighbors may look upon the "collective defense" arrangement with kindlier eyes, no«- that they understand Britain is really anxious to pull out. Britain shrewdly figures, too, that Congress might be willing to pick up part of the financial burden in t h e Middle East, while it would take a dark view of larger commitments in other areas of British responsibility. The reason for this is that American lawmakers realize the importance of Suez in the West's pattern of naval and economic defense; and they grasp also the necessity of maintaining a net of air bases in North Africa from which medium bombers could jump off for assault on a warring Soviet Union. Whatever happens, Britain's apparent decision to relimiuish its position in the Middle East will mean more worries — financial and otherwise — for the rest of the West. But anybody who knows a way to escape those worries will be welcomed with open arms by U. S. and other Western statesmen. Congress Looks Foolish On Canadian Seaway Congress seems to be able to procrastinate on many issues and get away with it. The question of statehood for Hawaii and Alaska is a prime example. Again on the matter of i!-,o St. Lawrence Seaway, congressional delays have had the effect of avoiding decision. Unfortunately for Congress, this is an international issue involving Canada, tired of waiting for this country to make up its mind, has decided to build the seaway alone. The seaway admittedly is one of the thorniest issues ever to hit Congress. It has been kicking around Capitol Hill for decades and lately hns been coming up for legislative consideration every year on the year. This is not (he place to delve into the pros and cons of the question — these have been argued long and lustily. The important point for American interests is that by npt taking clear action one way or the g.lher, the Congress has passed the ball to the Canadians, who now have the initiative. By contrast with their simple determination to go ahead with the project, our lawmakers' continual backing and filling over the seaway makes them look weak and vacillating. Probably they never believe the Canadians would carry out their threat to go it alone if we did not pitch in. They imagined they could enjoy indefinitely the luxury of indecision. The rude shock is now upon them. Reports from Canada have it that the seaway will pay for itself. This is the testimony of experts. Furthermore, there are indications that when it goes into operation American shippers and vessels may find themselves footing more of the bill than they expect. This might be accomplished by charging low tolls on products like wheat, which the Canadians ship in volume, and higher tolls on motor cars and other manufactured goods produced in America. So while seaway bills gather dust on congressional shelves, Canadian dredges and bulldozers will swing into action and make the controversy on this side of the border largely academic. Congress is supposed to be the greatest national legislative in the world. But en this issue at Ic.'ist it looks as if they were vastly over-rating themselves and underestimating the will and the enterprising spirit of our Canadian neighbors. And in that miscalculation the American lawmakers appear rather foolish. Views of Others Americans Found Unfit Launching a drive aimeri at gettin? Congress to start a national physical training program. Rep Hedrick declares that Americans generally have never been In worse physical condition. He would have Ihe law-making body put the physical fitness program on a strictly voluntary basis. The records show that during World War II. 4,800,000 men were rejected for mtlitarj' service due to physical or mental uniitness. It would be hard to determine where the olame for this situation should be placed, it has been suggested, however, that two factors share a big part of the re.sponsibility. One Is the lark of a philosophy In this country regarding health nnd phji-ical edurdtton, and the other Is a system which stresses physical training for the fen rather than the many. —Jacluonville trla.) Times-Union. Ike's Plank> FRIDAY, TOLY It, tS9t Peter Edson's Washington Column — Taft and Ike Tend to Differ In Big Way on Foreign Policy CHICAGO <NEA>—If, as claimed | l>y Son. Robert, A. Taft of Ohio, the j principal differences between him' ind G^n. D\viph" D. Eisenhower are i littJp matters of emphasis on points! of foreign policy, then it becomes necessary to un- \ *erstand what; those tittle dif-i ferences are. ; The record o' Senator Taft \ happens to be! .nuch clearer 1'r.ttr Edfon than the record of General Eisenhower. Senator j Tsft hs* mirtcn a book. Also, hi-' rating record in the Senate (5 clear proof nf his iriea.s. f Take, this votlne record lirM., over | he last four yeans. j In 1949 he voted against the ^.'orth Atlantic Security pact. He! voted acainst the foreign military ' aid bill. ,He volcd to cut Marshall Ian /untis by JO per cent and for- elzn military aid by 50 per cent. Next year he voted afainst the) J45 million start for the Point Four' 1 Program of aid for unrier-dcvelop- ! 'd countrir*. He voled against naming Gen. George Nfarshall as Secre- ary of Defense. He voted acainst ni million more for the Marshall] Plan, but he voted In favor of the i first MOO million for Spanish Dictator Franco. IN 1551 Senator Taft voted against universal military training. He voted against sending troops to Europe without congressional authorization. He vot<"rt to cut the Marshall Plan funds by Hot) mil- ion and h? voted to cut defense appropriations by $55 billion. far this year on key foreicn he has voted for ratification of the Japanese peace treaty. He voted for continuing the amend- ment limiting Importation of foreign chcer-e. And he voted for restudy of further foreign aid. General Eisenhower ha:, had no! chance to vote on these key issues. But an examination of his statements reveals that he would prob-j abiy vote with Senator Taft on only I one ratification of the Japanese peace treaty. Going back even further In the TafT voting record we can note other little differences with the stand! that would probably be taken by j General Eisenhower, as Supreme Commander in Europe. Senator Taft voted against arming American vessels, prior to World War II. He voted against. Selective Service, and acainsr, its extension on the eve of Pearl Harbor. He voted airainst revising the U. S. Neutrality Act in 1941 and he voted agalnsl Ihe Hull reciprocal trade agreement!,. * • • ON THIS LAST point. General Eisenhower has come out strongly for the promotion of international trade, since his return from Europe. Senator Taft denies the chnrge. frequently ihrnwn at him, that he is an "isolationist." In New York last February he said: "We can't get out of Europe or Korea at. the moment. And certainly we have the threat of meeting Soviet communism at any point we can successfully do so." On the charge o( pro-World War II isolationism. Senator Taft de- ' Clares that he took the same position as President Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie did—for aid to Europe =hort of war and against sending American boys abroad. Senator Tail's point K ihnt after the 1J40 election he maintained ex- .actly The same position as before, while Roo'cvcli. and Willkie changed nnd took the U. S. into the war. SEN'ATOR TAFT'B book, "A Foreign Policy for Americans," contains a number of apparent contradictions, previously pointed out. In one place he mentions that Russia can deliver atomic bombs on the United States. Then he doubts whether Russia can deliver them. Senator Taft's feud with the Joint- Chiefs of staff on military strategy has been chewed over so much that it Is familiar cud to every mouth. The senator favors more air and sea power and less army. General Eiseshower opposes this completely, In saying no one has shown him how to get along without the foot soldier. General Eisenhower's foreign policy speech at Denver, in lact. tends to show that his differences with Taft are anything but small. On the main objective of peace, they are in agreement, as is everyone. It is on the means of obtaining peace that they differ. General Eisenhower is for full support to the UN. * • • HE BELIEVES in "collective security." meaning alliances with foreign eovernments as opposed to merely making America strong at home. Eisenhower favors foreign aid as a jood investment, to give America the most security for the fewest dollars. The general Is for full support to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Europe Is where the senator says he would cut down. Elsenhower sees no more hope for solution in Korea than Taft. But the general would keep Chinese National .troops on Formosa. The senator has said he would turn them loose to attack Red China. He puts far more emphasis on Pacific affairs, while General Eisenhower woulrt put. the main effort on the Atlantic. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD _ (NEA1 _ Guys and Dolls: Margaret O'Brien soon will be Sweet Sixteen, but there will be no Journey for Margaret into the Hollywood glamor-Birl league now that she's out of bobby sox and into nylons. Already being called a young Helen Hayes following a Boston stage play and New York television appearances, an all grown-up and gorgeous Margaret tolrt me: '- "I wanl to be known as an actress —not as a glamor dish. Gliaor girls fade and disappear. Good actresses go on forever." Two years ago Margaret was In hobby sox and resented growing up -•probably because she had so much fun and fame as .1 child star Now she's a younp; lady, dressed the part and is beaming over a new career in romantic teen-age roles. Real romance for Margaret, who's already getting the'wolf whistles? "Not .vet," she told me. "A fen- nates, nut nothing serious" DA.VA ANDREWS' SECRET Dana Andrews spilled the be=ns about the hie secret he's kept from hi.; Hollywood bosses for 12 years He can sing with the best of them and has a rich, trained baritone; voice. 1 "1 didn't tell Darryl Zamick orj Samuel GoldwyiT." Dana explained.' "because you're dead in Hollywood | If .voii'rc a singer. .Ytiboriy will ac- | cepl you as an actor. About the time I hit Hollywood, (hcv'd slop-'' nod m.iklns: musicals. I'm" no fool. I just kept my mouth shut." ^ His greatest temptation to blab his secret came when he was making "State Fair." Dana, who studied voice for six years under famed! Isadore Braseiotti and Florence Russell, grinned: I "The script called for me to sin? | 'It's a Grand Night for Singing.' 11 let them hire another singer to dub \ me. They paid him gist) for it. I could have saved the studio that money and sung the tune a' lot better. But I kept my mouth shut. I don't like what happens to singers in Hollywood." Phyllis Kirk, a beauty who never ended up in the hern's arms in Hollywood and developed a minor complex about, it. is able to look the town's Lanasa anrt Hedys straight in the eyes these days. She winds up as the palpllatinjr. .iiroonln; object of Alan Larld's affections in "The Iron Mistress" and is shouting that "at last I've gotten a man. It's a step in the right dl- recllon.'' Velvet-eyed Phyllis, once under contract to MOM nnd Goldwyn, is mighty happy she tucked elzh'l live TV shows under her waist cincher before reporting back to Holywood. "You get lost in the shuffle in Hollywood sometimes and dont get enough to do. Pretty soon you don't believe you can do anything. TV gave me back my confidence M an actress." PIZZA, TAMALES DON'T MIX There will be no garbled accent from Italian Import Vittorio Gas«. man. who's playing a Mexlc»n »rl«. toe rat In MOM's "Sombrero." Refusing to mix pizza with ba^ males, the brideeroom of Shellev Winters, who speaks almost perfect English with Just a slight aocen* told me: "Yo« can act viih an «e«nl itnlr If you don't have an aewnt. I ra^ I'm lucky. Fortunate, [-have an «. «nt hot li' t „,,« l»<«ni»«on«l than Italian." Speaking English only for the tec- ond time in a movie, the handsome Italian star finds It "exciting because the tension is so great I can't relax." His report on the money made by his Italian film; "Bitter Rice." is an eye-opener. The picture cost only $120,000 and already has made three million dollars. Tyrone Power, free-lancing for the first time In 14 years, sputtered today at an in-print hint "that he wasnt happy over the assignment of Piper Laurie as his co-star In u-Is "Mississippi Gambler." lies no Mr. Viper where Miss Pin. fr or any other young star Is concerned, TV laid it on (he line, and •besides. I okayed her for the role started""" 1 "* ridiculous «'«ri« Set TV spiked another rumor, too That his handsome hide was covered with Boosepimple patches about his forthcomina stage tour In • .Inrm Prown's Body." And that his London starting stint in "Mr Roberts" was a step toward overcoming a chronic case of litters about following in the footsteps of his f~- mous father on the American stag- I've never hart any fears about the stage." Ty said. "I'd have been back in the theater long before John Brown's Body' but my other activities blocked it." 15 Years Ago In the second round. The 4-2 break in diamonds then produces a big' gulp nnd a minus 'score. | South didn't play the hand so woonenly. After winning the first trick with the ace of clubs he laid down the ace of hearts and entered dummy twice with diamonds {to ruff low hearts. If the. king of hearts had dropped, the contract wouiri have been very easy. Since the king of hearts hadn't actually dropped. South made his next try by leading out the ace of diamonds to discard a low club from the dummy. If the diamonds had broken 3-3. the contract would now be cirtiially ice cold. A5 it happened. East ruffed the ace of diamonds and returned e trump, but. Smith still had another play for his contract. He won the trump return with the ace, entered dummy with the kinj of clubs, and ruffed d'.inunj''s last heart. Since both opponents followed on the fourth round of hearts. South got away with this ruff. Now South could ruff a club In dummy and draw the last trumps with the king and the queen. The slam was thus marie even though the trumps were 4-1 and the diamonds 4-2. C J P 1 I T jiuiaay School Lesson — By \V. E. Gilroy, D. D. Written for XEA Service JACOBY ON BRIDGE in view of the sanctity tradition-, called His own Kins "that fox" i \i)' C ^ '°I! £ ^ ally attached to kings, emphasized Kmcs in later history, and among j Wor * s '•'Ut Great In view o In some Old Testament pa,-sas:es all peoples, with some notable ex- rcfrrrmc to the Kins as 'the Lord's! ceptlons. do not loom up much bct- anriointfd," it is intcrcstine lo note, ter, anrt I think- our American rtrm- ho-» much else in the Biblr is de-locr.icy is well rid of them- though cidedly at variance with any such notion of right and divinity. Jiidr« 17:6 anrt 21:26 tells of a time when "there was no kin^ in Isrne!. but every man dirt win! \vac. u „ -• '' C " t0 P ° ndEr By OSWALD JACOBT Written for .\EA Service ,h oa > 5 an «'« of the advantages that Cana- tionable. but it wo Soiith's decision lo bid six spades i ln toda >" 5 hand «'« somewhat que- out prettv enjoys more real and effective rtrm- dirt demand a km:, Samuel evi-, proplr dld ;''"' v " s rlEht '" their irmlv remarried Ihe demand „-. a'"'™ f *"; " «" th ? time of .hoi .epud'iation of his own spiritual ' ^^ " h " n I ' : ' lrl hnd rrm<1 "'•" ot leadership, and. (houch the rcror.1', i L m Fcvpt anfi llle w *n- are roflllicting. thought of it abo .is'| L" sf " tne w >l<fernefs into Ihe a virtual turnlne from Ood. He j o ° Ca:laan - ?reni!, to have given reluctant re- f, "£ 5r " M 5ome of the Prob- licnus sanction to an art of coro.n-i !™f, J' l . h ,' lVlllch th '>' ««« con-! tion which he hart sought to avoid 1 lrotum ' ""' °»e thmp that stands The plea of the people was that : "" , v "£ dr ' Yrly is the Mnw «', they ncc-led a klnc to lead ihom in, 1" j' , , "-'P^n-'ihiltty of the in-: battle, like the peoples surrmmmne! ri "'"' '"'"'' "mmiinlty. and Ihe : them, but the fact was that under!" ""™, h ' n rvcl ' v wp.iknpM and that flrr-t King Saul, himself a sul-i ., nn oHfiwc ae.iinft the: -irie on the field of battle. Israel! llll" wo , ? re ' u ls the lriea of a i suflnrrd a crushing and rtiF..i--!rou,sl mnonweaim | rtrfrat. ' ' ' P Iea ""t to remember that The lulure history of most of the '• J\ erh *! w S rCl1!fft °f all the judges of '"" "1i« "'as a unman—Deborah WEST AS V K 7 4 2 » J I 0 7 4 + Q 8 ( 2 South 1 t 1 A 6 A NORTH 11 A KQ64* » Q 1098 « K q . :i , *K63 ' EAST" A J 1093 V .1 8 5 3 #6.1 + J95 SOUTH (O) A A872 » A » A9852 A A 10 4 North-South virt. WcM North Rut Pass 1 y pass Pass 3 A Pass Pass Pasj Pass Opening lead under which they had sufferer) should he lightened by his son, and j with the are. The question now -...^.^.. .v.-,,,,vj.^n,, ; My carpenter unole says a boy i hand or the "o-r^h "^ KtnRj rto no!. sh«l much riory In' becomes a. man when he walk's! The "autom-i lie" ni i ^ Ihr vwn c,f Samuel and Kmes. nnrl! avounrt a puddle inroad of through ! w-r, rn ! P ' d " W as lor New Testament times, eJsus j it.—Elowah iTenn.) Enterprise, j slightly Mary Eunice Layson has been named sinner of the Arkansas PEO scholarship and will attend the PEO school. Cottey College, at Nevada, Missouri. The Goodyear store at 410 W. Main is now open for business At Ihe Ritz today, William Powell and Luise Rainer are starring in "The Emperor's Candlesticks." Mr. Truman sent Premier Stalin an ultimatum that was. not an ultimatum to stave off a war .that was not a war. — Little Hock Arkansas Gazette. 'Fore goodness. I reckon I'm going to have to take Frances behind the house anri whup her. Last Sunday evening I walked off down the hollow and picked me a bi? mess of poke salad. As of Tuesday it hasn'* been cooked yet. Old man Hobtu can hardly make it these days from hii house to the post office and back, fn his younger days, he used to get stiff In joints, but now his joints are stiff. @ N€A Many Mothers HORIZONTAL a State 1 Coil's mother 3 Speed contest 5 Margaret 4 Make happy Truman's i Club mother 6 Evades ^_ S Mother of ' J?ry &k Cain (Bib.) 8V,si a 9 ^Egg-shaped »£"»« $ 13 Fish sauce .,7 Answer to Previous Puzzle M A. & v c T" W ™ T •• O Ce ™ i A * 0 LJ 7 U e. M 1 V • E £i K A "R s -.. Ay 0( ^ C 1 .'- PA •r S & T A A T A A cr A U • C7 O N y * e i_ i A A M A C A Sr\ ' • V E ft. * • M O M S S (Z E e s i •s o t» B N A 1 «r f* V A T M A IT m w. E W V T ft 3 1_ n « 14 ignited i« y-'i 15 Sdze again '°& ng 18 Mountain 21No,,nsumx * English school 16 Next to last syllable 20 Angry 22 Belief Major goctsdnyth.) of Adam 25 individuals 26 Trifle 28 Change 30 Ancient Greek city 31 Stringed inslrument 33 Stripped 35 Television part 40 Swirls 43 Deputy •15 Form (suffix) 46 Mother's husband 47 Prevaricator 48 Sword used in fencing SOIIalian city 51 Indians 52 Teaspoons fab.) 55 Boards (ah.) 31 Incapable 3! Recently 36 Nullify 37 Sway 33 Glacial ridges 39 Horned rurru'nanl HHave (Scot.) 12 Beverage 44 Fait in drops 16 Promised 19 Aleutian island native 53 Tiouble 54 Outer layers of gaslrulae 56 Friend (coU.) 57 Require 58 Pace 59 Exist 60 Theresa's nickname 61 Disorder VERTICAL I Time unit (prot.> IS"

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