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Monday, January 7, 1952
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PAGE SIX Bl<T! HBVIL.UE (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, JANUARY T, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publlihtr A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmer Co., New York, Chicago, DettoK, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second clam matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under »cl of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of Tlie Assoclnled Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylheville or any •ubiirbnn town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mllee. J5.00 u«r y»ar, }2.50 for six months. J1.26 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 |>er yenr payable in advance. Meditations And If he trespass agalntt the* seven time* ki a day, and seven limes tn a day turn again to thet, Mylnj, I r*i>enif iliou *b*JI forgive hl», —Luke 17:4. * * * Go<l hath promised pardon to him thai re- penleth, but he hath not promised repentance to him that sirmeth.—St, Anselm. Barbs You never know until torn* at th« laic TV playi are over how foolish It wui to lose that much Meep. * # * Th* fc&rbershop quarieta were glad to »tep in*o MM backjrouMd anil let Ihe Chrbitmu cunrfcrs tain mr. * • ' * Home people live happily ever after—* chanc* to constantly argue with «om«on«. * * * A Lwp Vf.r Up U the cmU—knk well bc- for* 7<m do! * « • When Owning to drive • c«r folks are thrown orv th«tr own responsibility. And, when circle**, on a lot man than that. Free World Must Face Facts If it Is to Stop Reds in 1952 Addressing the Jewish. War Veteran* at their annual award dinner in New York, at which he received the : WH«inJz«Uon'(i 1951 gold medal for hin figtit against Communist expansion, Secretary of State Denn Acheson reviewed America's foreign policy and gave his estimate of 1952. The new year, he said, would b« - a most critical one, but he optimiati- ««llir predicted that the free world would gain the power to tnke or withhold action "which will have a decisive I effect upon the cause of peace." In his year-end review, he conceded loB3«s and gains for the U. S. and her -western AllieB, but felt that the gaing outweighed the losses to the extent that at year's end "We are better off than we were a year ago." The assumption is that his optimistic prediction for 1<)52 is based on the gains he lias totted up for 1951. The word "gains" is relative. It may mean advances over the dark (lays of 1950. There is no disputing that the outlook now is considerably brighter than it was then. But the real question seems to be, not whether we made gains in 1951, but whether those gains were as great as they might have been if the leaders of the so-called free world and the masses of people behind thorn had taken a more realistic view of tho crisis facing humanity. There seem to be two factors slowing the march along the ro;id lo ponce nad tlie restraint of the Communist tyrants. One is the attitude of our European allies. They have lagged in contributing to their own defensive forces. With few exceptions, the member countries ol the UN have contributed only tokon assistance to the U. S. in the shooting war against communism in Korea. Correspondents and other observers view with alarm a debilitating growth of "neutralism." Europe is not lacking in perspicacious leaders who can rend the li.imlwrilmpron the wall. But for tli? sake of their own political skins, many seem afraid to fell their people the unpleasant facts of life. They seem content to lei the U. S. carry the hod. And here, at home, there seems to he a corresponding refusal to face reality. H is becoming increasingly apparent that the U. S.. with its vast natural resources, its industrial plant and potential, its native energy and great wealth is the only nation that can, with any adequate speed, gain (he strength necessary to defend ourselves—and incidentally, our Allies—against Communist aggression in a final showdown. But we can't do that and have "bus- iness aa usual." Since the Korean war started, we have been building up our defensive armament* side by aide with uninterrupted production of consumer goods. To many observers it became clear in 1951 that this "guns and butter" philosophy is not doing th« trick. Americans must face the painful fact that there will simply have lo be less butter and more guns. So it seems to us that if Secretary Acheson's prediction of Stalik-stopping strength in 1952 is to come true, the new year will have to go down in history as a turning point. A point where we and our Allies roused from the torpor of "business and politics as usual" and finally took a clear, realistic look al the task before ug. Views of Others If This Be Treason . . . When reading material displeased Adolf Hitler, none o[ his hciling admirers was left in UoulH about the tainted character of the works In rjuestlon. Books offensive to orthodox Naaiistn were consigned to the torch. In Communist countries books offensive to orthodox Stalinism never get published. In America we pride ourselves on our tolerance of the printed word. America is the place whore a young man once risked his neck in writing Ihe rebellious words: "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive . . . 11 ii the right ot the people lo alter or abolish II," Yet today In the land where the Declaration of Independence was penned, some people seem to think it Is all right to do the same thing the Nazi* and Communist* do—as long a* you do It in R polite, non-violent and legalistic way. The New York Slate Board of Regents has just appointed a three-man commission (o look for possible subversive material in textbooks In civics, economics, English, history, language nnd literature. Here Indeed Is a large order. Where, may we ask, will the commission begin Ita search in do brood a Held? Will H start by pruning the American literature texts of any reference to Henry David Thcircau, an American who published an appeal to disobey any law that the cltlcaen felt to be Immoral? Will it delete Ihe observation of Ralph Waldo Emerson that conscience \K superior to government and love more important than the efficiency of the Army? Win It purge the libraries of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was for some, time a member of a celebrated Communist organization? Will it cen- »or Henry George's caustic comments on capitalism? Will it root out the poelry of Walt Whitman, who' put the: welfare of nmn above the welfare of his country? How—once Ihe business of censorship la begun—do you draw the Hue? Who Is to be the final Judg« of what Is a permlssable variation from orthodoxy in literature, In , history or In economics? Who is to decide which words are the dangerous ones? Marx^ni-Engcls and Browdcr may be the victims of today.-But who can guarantee that Jefferson and Thoreau and Whitman wlH not be the victims of tomorrow? The current trend toward censorship Is a rejection of the spirit of America, a rejection of the spirit thnt Teodore Parker described when he said: We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history Is treason; our blood wa-s attainted before we wove born; our creeds are Infidelity to the mother church; our Constitution, treason to our fatherland. What of that? Though nil the governors in the worlrf bid us commit treason against man, and set the example, let us never submit. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE Diplomatic Mooing Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo! SO THEY SAY "The more a cow moos, the lets milk It gives." That Is a Russian proverb, declared British Delegate Selwyn Lloyd, looking directly at garrulous old Andrei Vishinsky during United Nations debate In Paris. Vtshinsky said there was no such Russian proverb and it would be a silly proverb anyhow. There the mailer rested, until a few days ago when Delegate Lloyd apologized to'Vishinsky. Tlie proverb, he said, was Polish. Vishinsky flushed, lie had called his ally silly. "Perhaps." he said. "Polish cows arc different from Russian." These diplomatic elucidations into lacteal mat- Icrs oujlht lo be comforting to those on the Korean front where truce lalks are an udder failure. - DALLAS MORNING NEWS Peter Ed ion's Washington Column — Germany Holds the Master Key To Europe's Prospects for 1952 ftltr EdioD WASHINGTON (NEA) — There is an old superstition In Europe that the odd years are gcod years, the even years bad. Certainly Europen n crops were better in 1951 than the year before. And more progress was made towards European economic recovery, defense against co m m u- nlsm and political stability. The outlook for 1052 Js now, however, generally held to be bad by European experts. Key to the whole situation is Germany. And on everything except the unification of the western Federal Republic of Germany with the Soviet zone of east Germany, American officials are of Ihe opinion that many of the outstanding German problems mny be settled within the next six months. There are two main problems. First Li agreement on the European army Idea so strongly backed by Gen, Dwlght Eisenhower. ThLs is now believed so near solution that it can beratified by the Worth Atlantic Treaty Organization Council meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, beginning Feb. 2. Second major task is completion and ratification of the new "con- tvactural relationship" be i we en western Germany and Use United States, Britain nnd France. For all practical purposes this amounts: to the conclusion of a peace treaty wilh the Federal Republic of Germany, Terms of this peace contract are now being Jiegotiated in Paris by representatives of the four countries In what Is known as the "um- brelJn agreement." If the drafts are completed early in 1952, final approval of all four governments is hoped for by June. That is the target date, at any rate. Obstacles to these two major achievements are now considered so much in the nature of routine details that there is little doubt about their satisfactory solution, in fact, some AmericaA officials are now so optimistic over the .outcome that they regard the much larger Federation of western Europeintended to follow the new coutrnctural relationship with Germany—as being in existence and in progress right. IOW, The remarkable thing about this is that Germany and france line up in closer agreement than any of the other western European powers. German government officials led by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer are all for the European Federation. The French appear so disturbed by an alternative plans that they support the Federation, Italy is lor it. Britain seems to be supporting the idea, though not Joining it. • First step towards the political Federation of western Europe Ls to secure agreement on the European army. The problem here is not Just how to organize divisions and command them. It involves the larger issues of how this European army is to be used. Will the half-dozen countries In the Federation agree to go to war or not to go to war-on a majority vote? How will procurement of arms oace over lightly- By A. A. Fredriekson As II the first of the month mail at the first ot the year doesn't contain enough grief. Uncle Sam had to pick this time to drop me a billet doux which does little U> gladden the heart or ease the digestion. I will admit that the literature had its fullest impact as the result of this timing, whether purposeful or not. ; fa It was nothing exclusive or really Bureau or Internal Revenue, personal that I found In the mail * * * OFFHAND, THE IIKAFT board nd the Navy Department are th« uly other outfits I would be more Iscouraged to hear from. This year, owever, something new has been ddcd to BIR's new year gift. Ducked in between a couple ot 040's I found a chummy bit erf orresponclence. I think it was addressed to me. he salutation read "Dear Fellow box and all of you got the same thing unless you have been Iving off In-laws during the past year. H was the annual bundle of forms and Instructions from the tor the European army be handlec by a central office, with authorit to place contracts where most ad vantageous? How can the Pedera tion member government's be com milted in advance to provide th necessary funds for a common Eur opean military budget? Belgium, The Netherlands an Luxembourg, with somewhat highe living standards and higher pay fo their armed services, are now hold ing back on full surrender of tlielr national authority over their troops. But they are having a hard time explaining their position to the other governments. Schuman Plm Ratification Points the Way The foreign ministers of the western . European countries have been meeting in Paris over the holidays to try to iron out their differences of opinion. If they succeed by Jan. 15 or 20, there is hope that agreement on the European army can be ratified by the NATO council in Lisbon in February. This will by no means put the European army in being. The plan must first be ratified by parliaments ot the six governments. But the fact that the Schuman plan for integration of western European coal and steel production was ratified by the French Parliament. 377 to 233. is taken as an indication that the European army plnn will also be ratified by Prance. The Schuman plan goes before the west German Bundestag Jan. 9. Present expectations are that it will be ratified by from 40 to 100 votes. This indicate how Germany may vote on the European army The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The appearance of the physical changes of adolescense may come as quite a shock to a young girl unless they are explanied In advance. Every girl approaching this age should be properly instructed, preferably by her mother, and made to realize that about one and one- half million other girls in the country are going through the same thing at the same time. Tlie changes of adolescense should be accepted as a step towards maturity by the girls and their parents. Before they take place, however, girls should know what to expect and should have an understanding of what the changes mean. When they do not understand, an unexpected event may cause some emotional distress. The information supplied should be given In a completely matter of fact way. It should be explained that the changes about to develop are the result of increased activity on the part of those hormones or internal glands which have to do with femi- ninty. This increased glandular activity does not take place at once and It takes several years before Iheir full function Is completed in the fully grown and developed woman. The physical changes of adolescence in girls do not always come at the same age nor are they completed at the same rate of speed. There Is usually no cause for alarm if there is delay until fourteen or fifteen, or if these changes start before thirteen. The age when adolescence begins varies with different' families and with racial background, climate, and perhaps other Influences. Emotions Are Upset After adolescence begins, and usually for two or three years later girls are normally somewhat more nervous and less consistent in their behavior than they were before or will be later. They often cry easily, become uncooperative In their actions with others and may fly off the handle at members of their family for no apparent reason. The youngsters themselves ought to understand this and to contro themselves as much as possible. I Is not fair to others to behave unreasonably no matter what the ex cuse. Parenta should also understand that these things do happen anc they should not worry about the seeming personality changes which often occur. When unreasonable behavior on the part of adolescent girls does break out, parents are well advisei to Ignore the outburst altogether take it calmly and yet continue to be firm abovit those 'things which really matter. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The President has repeatedly assailed anyone who criticizes his ariniinislrnUon or attempt lo ferret out undrsirable elements ns "scaremongers" or "red herring ailisls," H is fill or a pattern and H is the \\holc ominous trend toward violation of freedom of speech and pre.« thnt alarms us.—Sen, Baurkc B. Hickcnlooper (R., la.v. * + * 1 don't think Eisenhower lias (political ambition^. I think a lot ot people have had them for hir^v—Sen. Hubert Humphrey <n., Minn.) * + * The airline that makes a wrong, guess on the new turbo-prop or turbo-Jet airliners can go broke—in a harry.—W. A, PtUtcrson, president United Air Lines * * * It's lime we got away from the sUndard designs, and so many eagles on our coins and medals. .... I will try to give our young medalists some new ideas.—Nellie Tayloc Ross, U. S. mini director. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)—On the* Record: OROUCHO MARX, answering the will-you-marry-again question: "I contemplate remaining in the bachelor condition permanently, bill tills is subject lo revision. 1 lave no romantic interest. I'm a frc r soul—like Nornia Shearer." PATRICE WYMORB. on go.-sip •\bcuiL n rite wilh Errol Flynn: 'I'm almost afraid lo pick up Ihe papers. It's been so long since people have said lhat we were .separated or on the verge of divorce. I imagine it will start up again soon. This time, though, I'll know how to cope with it." » • * ROBERT TAYLOR, on Ihe anti- Hollywood attitude ol the British press: "Our aclors don't keep their moiilhs shut. If you go abroad with the basic Idea thnt you must not look clown your nose at other people or talk about their politics, food and studios, you'll be all right. "T go on the basis that I'm a RHfsl In anollier country and keep my mouth shul. I've never Mad any big Iroiiblc in Europe." MARILYN MONROE, on cheesecake photography "People ask me If It's distasteful to me- Far from It. Why. I gel wonderful letters from the boys in Korea. They're so appreciative. One or ihfm Just wrote me 'Don't bother with bathing suits and shorts Just sit down wearing a sweater am: a skirt. But lift the skirl a little.'" llis Kavorlle Co-Slar ROBERT MVTCHUM. about hi: favorite co-star. Jnue Rnsscll: "We wanl to keep working together, bu we don't see why they can't givi us something lo say. Soniethin: ini[x>rtant. "June's an American Inslilulior She has n great deal more t<> of 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Dlytheville's {70,000 fund to huild factory bulldins for the Rice- itix Dry Goods Co. has been sub- bribed in full and erection of the uilding will get underway as soon « the money pledged Is paid In. >. A. Lynch, chairman of the liatnber of Commerce industrial ommiUec [old workers In the lac- cry campaign last night. A site ansfoting of three acres of the old Chicago Mill property has been seeded for the building. Mrs. Irby Basinger, who with her amily leaves soon to make her wme In Selmer, Tenn.. was guest of honor at party given Tuesday aHerncon by Mrs, Oeorg* W. Barlam. Mrs. J. C. Ellis. Mrs. W. H Holcomb and Mrc. E. L. Hale at the Barham home. iamonds. East dropped the ace of pades on this trick, partly to show ompiete control of the suit and artly to encourage a spade con- inuation. This play was highly Informative > Wost. but it was a complete give- way to South as well, south hap- ened to be Harry Fishbein, a na- ;onally known expert who seldom ecds more than one hint to help :Im play a doubtful hand. Fishbein realized that East's: play lefinllely located the ace-klng- ueen of spades. What could West iave for his double of live dla- nonds? The only other high cards vere the ace of clubs, the 'ace ol icarU. and the queen of hearts. West might have raised lo two ;pades on an nee and a queen, but • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Watch Your Hand; It'll Pay Dividends Bj OSWALD Written for NEA Service When you're defending a ham It's usually a fine idea to play such a way that your partner know what you have and therefore know how to put up the best defense. It possible, however, to overdo this de tensive signalling, as today's han shows. North's cue-bid of three spade WBS forcing to game nnd promise support for the three tin-bid suits. North didn't really have full values for this bid, but he wasn't far out of line. When South got 'o five diamonds. West came to lifu with a quick disciplinary double. West opened the three of spades. NORTH 1 VKJ-iOT »AQJ109 + K-QB7 WEST EAST <D) VklOSSl *AKQ874 VA94 «62 + A532 SOUTH * J92 V653 • K7S1 + J104 . North-South vul. El* SooUi We*t North 1 * Pass 2 * 3 * P*s« 4 4> Pass S » P»ss Past Double Pass Pass Pass Opening l«ad—4k J he certainly wouldn't have double with that meager holding. It wa obvious tnat West held both of th missing aces for his double. Acting on this Information. Fish beln led a club from dummy »n played Ihe jack to force West's »c West relumed a low heart, hopln that declarer would finesse th jark. but Fishbein confidently pu up dummy's king to win the trick He then drew two rounds < trumps and ran the clubs to dli See HOLLVWOOI) on r»«e 10 ' «nd dummy ruffed with the nine of card a low heart from his hand. H ave Up only one heart and on Inb making his doubled contract. If East had played the eight In lead of the ace of spades at th irst trick. South would have crec led West with some high card i pades. There would be no reaso credit West with the ace learts, and the chances are tha South would have lost his contra iy mis-guessing that suit. axpayer." I am definitely a tax- tyer as damp jails raise the devil 1th my sinuses, so the only 1nfer- nce is that the writer also pays Is. He signs himself John Dunand is further identified as onunlssioncr of internal revenue. Mr. Dunlap still retains his job n the face of the general uproar the Internal Revenue Bureau nd hence must be considered as lie aside from the culprits. IIow- ver, he is supposed to be some ind of boss in the bureau and an't escape all Its collective sin. * • « THIS LETTER I have reference 0 strikes me as a heavy last straw •ith which the taxpaying cameK_ 1 being flayed. The wordage reel* ,'ith hypocritlc admonitions alia* leadings that 111 befit the spirit f the occasion. As a taxpayer, I hafe considerably when the g'ov- rnment comes 'round pontificating bout economy nnd great care In bservlng the law. Uncle's defense program, Mr. )unlap writes, "places a responsi- ility on both you and me, as fel- ow taxpayers, to see that our taxes .re correctly and completely paid, .nd help reduce costs of governmental operations wherever possl- le." The condescending use of the >lural personal pronoun gags me nd the act.of the government lec- uring a private individual on econ- ny infuriate me. Dunlap weeps at length that cor- ection of errors on tax returns is a very costly operation to your Government." Correction of honest rror strikes me as both a service o the taxpayer and a necessary evil with which BIE must contend un- ess it simplifies the paperwork required of us. Considering the fan- 'astic extravagance and waste the lovernment Indulges In, It ij mighty nervy of these guys to rap he taxpayers' knuckles over wha s a piddling outlay by comparis * • * IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE, however, that the government would ike to get out of rendering the axpayer any service, especially if the lousy citizen tuna up due a refund. Dunlap's epistle promises 'sympathetic help" for those who need it. Never mind the sympathy, friend; none of your tears will assuage our financial bereavement. "Be sure you have left nothing out." Dunlap's letter cautions us about lusting our personal revenue. [ could be WTong, but I was under ;he impression that the object of .ncome tax returns was fairly well understood by all. Also I resent this admonition in view of the taxes being avoided by people who also can afford to purchase leniency on the side. At present at least, th» BIR could best remain silent on the subject of honesty. Mr. Dunlap's literary effort only' causes me to meditate on the possible cost of having this hypocrisy printed and inserted in our How^ [o-Build-Your-Ovvn-Form-1040 w]f He sums up this skin-deep plous~ ness In classic form: "Your help in following these suggestions will reflect itself in real savings to an taxpayers." It appears sadly true that thrlrt Is beyond those we pay to operate our government and that If any economizing is to be done, It musk be accomplished by us. Driving Around Answer to Previous Puz.zle (Hiiil GSharpeni 7 Nir.ibus 8 Age 9 Reviser 10 Algonquian Indian 11 Manner 13 Drive back speedometer shows driven 11 Pledgej HORIZONTAL IWhat makes the car go 6 The car runs on s 11 Tomorrow 12 Firmer H Declaimed „„.,.. 15 "Uly maid of " fird si horn* Astolat" 21 Healthier 16 Excavates 22 Styles 17 Preposition 24 Hebrew 19 Strike lightly vestment 20 Employ J5The 21 Foes (Scot.) 22 Sulk 23 City driving places 25 Mushroom 26 Essential food 28 Pronoun 29 Malt beverage 30 Singing voice 33 Gift 37 Chilled 38 Sisters 39 Gibbon 40 Uncooked 41 Skeleton part 42 Entrance 43 Dutch city 45 Graven image 47 Aven 48 Heavy drinker* 49 Growing out 50 Scandinavian VERTICAL 1 Catholic missionary 2 Wild ass 3 Makes lace 4 United SCar's water 30 What 35 Disposition well-dressed 36 Woody plants i wheels wear 38 Loop of rope 31 Card game 41 Internal fruit 32 English decay philosopher 42 Yawn m 33 Play on words 44 Greek letter 34 Cheered 46 Type of true* coa timer

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