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BLI1HJET7LLE (AKK.) COUKBB1C NEWf HWTHEVILLB GOURDE* MBWS IHEi OOOTUKR NVWff OCX H. W. HAINES, *ubli«*l«r BAMtT A. HAINM, AMisUnt pubUtkir A. A. PREDRICK80N, Editor MVL D. HtTMAX, Advcrttolnf M«M|*r Sate NiUerul Adrcrtlein* Fepr«§*ntatk»«i: Wtitew Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detntt, . Memphl*. M Mcond cuuw matter at the po«t- kt BlythCTlUe, Arkaruu, under »ct o( Con|K«, Ortober 1 1911. Member of The Associated PTMS SOBSCRIPTION RATES: CMrter Jn th» city of Blythevllls or »ny In n town when carrier ttnict If mtln- totMd, J5c per week. By mill, within t t»dius of M miles, »s,00 per TMT, KM for six months, $1.25 for three months; bj null outclde SO mile none. 112.50 per year to advance. Meditations • NeHher >h*fl je profane, mf holi name; but I wtt be hallowed among the children of Imel: I tm tie L«r« which hallow you.—l<erlllm« W:«. •'.,.• * - * * '..'. Nothing U » greater sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to th« petulancy of an Idle tongue.—J. Taylor. Barbs Wives who lo™ the truth are much happier X they don't ask too many questions. * '* * Then tm » Jot of rood In mwt people, MJ* t wHV*. Now to a rood time U let H come oat. • * * Bucoees, .according to a professor, comes to thorn who "move their work." But not Just «o ' they MB put their feet upon the desk. • * * • • •MT Both* hmr aunr people tell time limply kf a MM e« the wriMT * * • When tt baa to do •*!»» money, what th» wife says tee*.. We Must Remember Role Despite Interest in Elections Probably no bravt New Year's resolutions have been forgotten this early in 1952.'And perhaps it isn't too )at» t» add on* more to the list, on* that •eemg like * fine creed for all of us ifi • I jear-that promises to bring loud with th» sound and furry of a presidential •kction. Th« weh'iteet lor §uch a resolution fa John Foster Dulles, American ambAs-. •avfcr-at-largrs and also the architect of HM Japanese Peach Treaty.. .That treaty wa* founded on moral kw, and Dullec, who ha« just returned another look at Japan and Korea, aorM strong ideas about our own for moral law in this new year. What Dulles ig afraid of is that w« «r« rery likely to lose sight of our rol« k the fre« world because of our preoc- Mpation with the election at home. "Internal unity, no '• doubt, will be •teamed," Dulles said. "It in right that Mies* national elections should bring •bout a full and fair debate of domestic and foreign policies. But such debates »eed not—indeed we must not let them —paralyze the capacity of this nation to provide the free world with leadership. "The forces of despotism are. too evenly balanced to permit the most powerful of the free nations to retire from the world arena for a year." At just about the same time Dulles was speaking those words, they were given added strength, unintended, to be sure, by none other than Joseph Stalin himself. The Soviet leader broadcast a message to the Japanese people, a message . needling American occupation. The Soviet Union, said Stalin, "deeply sympathizes" with what Stalin figures are Japanese "sufferings" at U. S. hands. No doubt some disgruntled Japanese will bow happily toward Moscow at Stalin's words. But thus far our erstwhile enemy in the Pacific seems highly, and rightly, pleased with a treaty based, as Dulles reminds us, on "the moral law." Dulles also reminds us of our nation's early history. We had our greatest influence for good and our greatest security during the last century, he said, "When we had little military strength and we are not wealthy enough to give much away. Our greatness lay in producing exportable ideas." Now he tliinks that while we must continue an international aid program, we must not put the rest of the world on * permanent dole. "Our present task," as he sees it, "is to find modern ways whereby we can serve the world as did our forebears. We must thing more in terms of wkat it the right things to do, »nd Don't Feel Sorry for Him, He's Happy You've seen him. A dark figure outlined on a rise of ground against the gray of a winter sky. Stolidly he trudges, head down, shoulders bent against the winter wind. . He carries a weight that he does not feel. His troubles are more than a man should have, but he worries not. In the morning his boss will call him on the carpet and tell him he is a loafer and a sluggard and threaten to fire him. His wife already-is in a cold rage because he's out walking around in the middle of winter, about to catch his death. His friends think he's crazy. He should be worrying about these things, but he isn't. Right now he doesn't care. Winter winds? He doesn't even feel them. The fishy stare from the boss in the morning? Poof. Friends think he's crazy? Let 'em. And the weight on his back that makes the shoulders sag? That's not a weight, friend. That's a gol£ bug. If his emotions could be analyzed at th« moment it would be found that he is in love—^in love with a wild, unreasoning ardor that would come as quite a shock to his wife. He's in love with a game and he doesn't care who knows it or what anyone does to try to break up his golden affair. tfciu f#t into harmony witK th« power- NJ fore* n< moral kw. That harmony, if we m*y add a post- •cript to Dulle*' id«M, ought to begin •4 horn*. If w« nn ach'ieve it, and keep our rightful place at the head of the free world whil* w* go through the pains of choosing our own leader for the next four years, we'll have mad* powerful history In 1952. Views of Others Censorship President Truman says he hns an oren mind toward changing his recent publicity order to which th« nation's press objects. This order gives civilian agiencles of the government power to suppress. Information Involving national security. This Information in classified as "top secret, secret, confidential and restricted." Editors think these classifications ought to be clearer. But what they meet object k> Is the power of «n »g«ncy he«d so to classify any. information. For instance, » scanrtnl In the state Department—with no relation a_tL"alL lo military security—nan be suppressed. SQl^n a scandal In tho Department of Agriculture, on the grounds that It might cause farmers to lose faith with their government, thus endangering the "crop effort" of the nation. The President challenges the editors to work out a better system. If they can, he indicates he would have an open mind toward adopting It. Here he U ori firm ground. And the press ought to formulRte Its program for his study. It Is doubtful If he will accede to all of the editors' Biiggestions, but at least there should be an attempt. Voluntary ccnorshlp worked well during World War II. Surely something comparable can be worked out as World War n ap- proachM. —THE DALLAS MORNINO MEWS SO THEY SAY I cannot feel that the danger of war Is so great today as it was during the Berlin blockade of 1948.—Winston Churchill. * r * * The average citizen Is ... lor him because of the cold-blooded Judgment that Ike knows more about war and peace than anybody else. —Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, on Gen. Dwlght Eisenhower's presidential candidacy. » • * In America, almost as much as in Russia, you must think what your neighbor thinks that It pays to think.---Bertrand Russell, noted British philosopher. * * * The net gain was zero. We arr back on page one. paragraph one. This Is where we came in. —Rear Adm. R. E. Llbby, at a recent Korean truce talk. * * • With all the Issues, i dont set how the Republicans can lose.—Sen. Milton Young (R.. N. D.), on presidential election. * * + I feJt like the bridegroom at a shotgun wedding except that I had never seen the girl.— Actor Alfred LunI, on his first venture Into grand opera directing. « « » There is no point In giving people political progress if they get their throats cut—Oliver Lyttel- lon. British colonial secretary, on Malaya. * • • Yet. Russian Imperialism can be stouped. Evil Is never Irresistible, only truth and righteousness. —John Foster Dulles. » * * In the capital, even the cobblestones are anti- Communist.—Juan Leaarralde, mayor of Guatemala City, Qua tern il», Goodness, Maybe the Ag« of Miracles Isn't Over Yet TUBSDAT, JAfTOART.18, 1MI Pcfer ft/son's Washington Column — Five Thousand US Citizens Languish Behind Iron Curtain WASHINGTON 1NEA) — There ore now at least live thousand U. S, citizens detained b e h I n d the to get war have Fetet Edson been unavailing. This Is the way the U. 5. State Department breaks down the figure: Held by Poland 2810 Held hy Russia 835 Held by Bulgaria , 52 Held by Czechoslovakia .. 436 Held b.v' Hungary 513 Held by Rumania 344 These are only the verified cases. The fiKures do not Include some 15,000 people In Poland and another 1179 in soviet, Russia Amerlcnn citizenship, who claim hut whose records of nittiirallzntlon are mifs- ing or incomplete. Similarly, these figures do not Include 32 American citizens heltl by the Chlnc.se Communist govr.rn- ment. since It drove the Nationalists oft the China mainland Most of Ihls group are Catholic reported, as missing In North Korea make up yet another category. At any rate, the only hope for obtaining the release of any Df ihese Americans hi>ld by the Communist countries is in the case of the prisoners of war. for whom exchange negotiations are now being conducted at Panmunjom. Red Case Is Different The Communist excuse for holding all Ihese American citizens may be that the Russians claim a number of their citizens have been held by Uje Allied powers In western Europe. There is quite a difference in their case, however. The people the Russians want hack are the displaced persons of western Europe. They are-the Whit* Russians, the Poles, the Latvians. Estonians. Lithuanians and East Germans who do not want to go back to their homelands us long as they ere dominated by Communist governments. To go back would mean certain death or Imprisonment or slave labor. As Ion? as the situation obtains, the dictates of humanity are that these displaced persons shall not be forcibly repatriated or exchanger! for nationals of other countries held by the Soviet. So a stalemate exists. All the convent inns on human Hants pass- and Protestant ml5£ionaries from J ed by the United Nations remain the interior. Five are businessmen, five are women and three are students. The tabulation above docs not Include the 3198 Americans held as prisoners of war by the North Korean and Chinese Communist armies. And the 6000 Americans still worth no mnre than the paper they are printed on as lone as these 5000 American citizens remain urr willing captives of the Communist countries. There Is no International court of Justice lo which their cases can be taken for retribution. once over tightly- By A, A. Next to Little Orphan Annte's latest plight—I'm not sur« wh»* » if now. but I'm certain she's in the usual dire circumstances—th« VeU«n* Administration Is caught up in as sad a situation is I've heard about since the time the government poured kerosene on potatoes whlj* «• sent CAHB packages to starving Europeans. » As Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for KBA Service. Mrs. F. Asks lor an article on the iUbject of treating cancer with the X-ray method followed by radium treatments, and says, "Is this method considered as effective as an operation?" In order lo answer this question, it Is necessary to start with a brief discussion of cancer as a disease. 3ancer is a condition in which cer- '. in cells of the body start to grow wild. The bcdy Is made up ot many different kinds of cells which ordinarily. In the normal person, grow normally and maintain a balanced relstio'iship nlth the other cells. Sometimes, for reasons which our research workers are still seeking. some of these cells start to divide and divide and multiply, forming what Ls known as a cancerous tumor. Cells of these tumors may be of several different kinds, arid may appear in several parts ot the body and grow at different rates of speed. CHECK GROWTHS AT ONCE At present, the problem of treat- in? cancer Is to Identify these cancerous growths as soon as possible after they have started. When this can be done soon after the cancer tumor has developed, removal ot the tumor anil all of the abnormal cells Is generally the treatment of choice. X-rays and radium are used There Is no U. S. procedure for securing the release of these Americans save through constant diplomatic pressure and a hope that tome day. eventually, action wil be forthcoming. Great to-do was made over the holding of four American Air Force men whose transport plane v/as forced down In Hungary. That pressure, .phis the paying of $120,000 ransom worked. A diplomatic deal secured the release of • American businessman Robert Vogeler. Efforts to force the. release of American newsman William Oatis, held by Czechoslovakia, has accomplished nothing. An Impudent Insult The American Air Force plane in which the four airmen were traveling Is still held by Hungary, a simple case of Illegal seizure. It is as Impudent an insult as Ihe Russian detention of over 660 TJ. S. ships Icnd-leased to Russia during the war but. not returned in spite of repeated U. S. demands. Still more serious than thai, perhaps, Is the forgotten fact that two D S. Navy flying boats have been shot down by the Russians—not by their satellites but by the Russians themselves—in the last year and a half, with the loss of 20 U. S. lives. Fifty years ago any one of these Incident* of International robbery, kidnaping. murder or whatever name you wish to.apply to these crimes would have been enough to start a war. Today there seems to be no policv ^ J51 ac iuauy c for dealing with such cases and not! diamond in the sometimes after an operation in order to try to destroy any cancerous cells which may have been missed. They are sometimes used to destroy cancerous cells in regions which cannot be satisfactcr 11 y approached in order to remove the bad cells by surgery. X-rays and radium are powerful agents in the battle against cancer, but they have to be used with care so that in so far as pos- destroy only the sible they cancer cells and as few of the normal cells as possible. J5 Years Ago In B/ytfieviffe— Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bradshaw and daughter. Aleeh. and son. Gerl v; o best I c«n make out tmm a. story out of Washington, ttie Viyj has its tall in a crack because thert^ aren't enough sick folks about. Th« VA has hospitals but not enough ' patient* to fill them. Scalpels «r» rusting from disuse and bedparu are going begging. * • * CONGRESS, IN THE Jranlfe days Just after War Two, when we didn't quite know what to do with all the peace on our hands, laid it on the line copiously for th« construction of VA hospitals to mend Ihe ailing who were afflicted In or by service activities. Business boomed for a while. The golden days seem (o be waning, however, and current figures show VA hospitals are averaging only 73 per cent of capacity. Frustrating thing 1 B that new hospitals are being sought by the VA and whoever heard of a govern- ! ment agency withdrawing a bid for : more public coin? This situation abounds In complex cross-currents of political devotions and peculiar notions of how to make oneself popular with the vote-bearing citizen, The cast of characters at odds with one another In this little drama Include President Harry Truman, the con-^.- gress of the United States and, orW course, the VA. • " *' ' * • * NATURALLY THE VA ha* never opposed the erection of added VA hospitals and is not expected to suggest that no new ones are needed. As the VA worries about declining admissions, an additional 9,200 beds In its general hospitals are scheduled to come Into being tn the next two and one half years. In 194s, Harry Truman, in a, rare Elash o{ intelligence, cut the VA's hospital-building program from 53.000 to 37,000 beds. Veterans organizations became wrathful and are reported still desirous of restoring the cut. Last year, the" House voted to' require Truman to bring about' erection of the _ 16,000 extra beds whether they we're nedeed or not. Out of the other side of their mouths, the Congressmen sang a song of economy. Upcoming in this election year is likely to "be pressure to get Senatorial blessing of the House action. ' * • • THIS IS SUPPOSED to represent a sop thrown 'to the vets' groups, coincidentally composed c^ voting-age individuals whose leadjK ers are politically vocal, Another aid have returned Irom a I wo thread woven through his crazy- weeks stay m Stillwa cr, Ok!a. TJllk „, practlcal % Uics ° £ Mr. and MM Charles Collier ,-e- | report that the VA doesn't know turned to their home In Shaw.i ilo «- n-r-v patients its hospitals Miss., today after several days stay with Mr. and Mrs. T. J. "Burke". Mrs. J. D: Collier; mother of Mrs. Burke, who accompanied them here, remained tor a longer visit. Mrs. T. E. King, formerly of here and now of Tallulah, La., is the. guest of her son, Ted Mrs. Kine. King, and even indemnities can be collected as damages. IN HOLLYWOOD By EHSK1NE JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Groucho Marx tells me that offers have br-cn pouring .. tn. but hr won't be teaming up wllhj stories iocs before the cameras in nindcap brothers Harpo and Chico | Hollywood this spring. Zasu Pitls (or a TV comedy scries designed to i will star. . . . Barrine total war, each in 20 cities. . . First In a series of TV films based on Mary Roberts Rinchart's famous "Tlsh" revive the zany Marx antics. The man-eyed, sharp-loncued Groucho will roll along with "You Bet Your Life" and an occasional movie role because "this gives me all the work that f want to rio " "IV* madr 15 movies together and a TV set manufacturer predicts 95 per cent of U. S. homes should have TV within 10 years. MOVIE STARS LEAPING INTO TV: Gale Robbins In "Pan American Show Time," video musical comedies. that's enough." Oroltcho sav... "Ymi <""• • • • Georpe Brent and Nigel tan only set Inrreaslngly stale. We i Br «« In the Panics stories. . . rC3li;crf that and struck mil for I Dan Duryea in "The Affairs of Chi- nursrlvrs. Maybe I should say we j n " Smith." He plays a private eye struck out." i °. n nim - •_ •_ • Melvyn Douglas hits Chsrees of hacking conte.='ai<ts lo little pieces on his NBC-tv nutz, show sends the Marx eyrbr-ws! "' lovv ' l5 higher than they went, whrn ' clly h3 shapely blonde passed in his days as a staee wolf. Protested Groucho: 1 don't, insult people. I lust set the air Feb. 1 In another filmed series. "Hollywood Affair." The being sold on a clty-by- te- • . , Allan Jones and his actress wife. Irene Herv*.v. lit ja Mr. and Mrs. show to be produced : bv veteran movie makrr Harry Joe • Brown. . . Gene Aulry and his ra- of! a few Iruths, Hardly anybody i dto are plotting a live TV tn radio or TV socaks "the truth. I v "sion of his "Melody Ranch." He's Fred Allen Is one'of the few who! already on the TV channels tn a dcrs." western film series. No wonder Hollywood's eulpins. mov (p monnet t More people fee Dean Martin and ; acros ; , ne J,j aln! , ' He's the lelevlslo Jerry t^wis (or free on thslr TV | show? than people who paw to sep their movies. Their nvernjc TV audience Is j :8.%0000 people. The averace movie | play* tn around 20.HOO.OOO. The same [ roes for the Lucille TSall-Dcsl Ar- I show. "I Txn'e L-licy." Lucille | stairs: "More people* see mv TV show 1 every work than saw me tn a mo-'Fof/OW This vie ' can and f have control over the roles Ea « brush 5tar of "The Rantte ntder""serles these See HOltWVOOD on Page * JACOBY ON BRIDGE .... Hand in two years. What's nmc. I ; p- ki- * j play a different role every week I ror •"<" ' nament. One reason they can relax and enjoy themselves is that a volun- ter committee ol bridge players does all the backstage work. When the backstage experts get a chance lo play they can handle the pasteboards with the best of them. Today's hand, for example, as played by J. J. Farley, who tor many years has worked hard and quietly to make the St. Paul tournaments possible. West, opened the jack of diamonds, and East look the ace. East returned the queen of hearts and Farley won In his own hand with fVOSTH (D) * A 10 5 3 VK754 #3 4KQI04 EAST allowing Ihe Jack of spades to ride for a finesse. East could win with the queen ot spades, but was then unable to make a safe return. A club or spade return would give dummy a free finesse, and a diamond return would allow dummy to rulf while South discarded a club. East actually decided to return a amond in the hope that South would have (rouble. gettinz out of the dummy. However Farley ruffed the diamond with dummy's kin», discarding a club (rom his hand, cashed Ihe ace of spades, and ruffed a spade to get the lead In his own hand. Only then could he afford to draw West's last trump. It was then easy to concede one club trick and claim the rest. WEST V 96 2 • J1097J * 8 5 SOUTH V Q #AQ8!, * A J « 7 North J* Pass 3¥ Pass » AJ 10 • J «K64 4653 Both sides vuL EM* Soatk Double 1 V Double 2» i* *» Pass We-1 Past 3* FM Opening lead—* 3 couM or chould hold. You arrl I. incidentally, pay the freight on building and operation hospital. Evidence, of wha{ we ate paying for is a new vets' hospital in my home stamp- in" grounds in Nebraska. It has 200 beds but less than loo customers. The patients don't dream they dwell In marble halls, lor marble Is exactly what the corridors are lined with. Prize Item In this structure IB' a drinking fountain. Of sterline silver. Cost S15.000. m ymlr mcine y and mine. Cold water is good on a. hot Nebraska summer day, but even better is air conditioning, which this structure has not but could have had for the same outlay. I do fits in not deny the basic bene- a vet's hospital system. It Vocolist has snatched business from undeM, many an undertaker's nose. But (B doubt that we who pick up the tab are asking loo much when we request merely the use ol good sense. It seenis so expensively pointless to keep pushing up supply when demand is slumping and no one has inventoried the stock. Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,6 Vocalist 10 Persian prince 11 Route 12 Exhausts 13 Bridal paths 15 South American 2 Rectified 3 Cleave. time (ab.) 6 Manger 7 Desert fertile spot 8 Town in Oregon IS Ocular (anat.) 9 Oxidizing I play." TV MOVIES FLOURISH n* OSWALD .i.ironv \Vrlltcn for NT..V Service When titidce players flock to St. Movies - on - TV-are-blE-biiilness j Paul on FBlmtir'y I for the winter depl.: The DuMont network wrote ] carnival leurnament, they know- the ace. Tile problem was to avoid the loss of two club tricks, since South was clearly bound lo lose a spade and . at least one club in addition to the I diamond (rick already taken by the enemy. The bidding Indicated lhat East, held nil the hiih cards, so that no normal finesse or development play In spades or clubs could succeed. Farley found the answer by cashing the king of diamonds, rul'lng a 51.800,000 check lor the lease of \ from experience that."they <vill hsve| a diamond In durtimv. retu'rnlne to 26 old movies for three shontass i good time and i first class tour- ' his hand with t trump, md then 17 Antique IS Betel leaf !9 Middling 20 Links 22 Iroquoian Indian 24 Fresh 25 Scenls 27Fsmale saint (ab.) 29 Danish measure 30 Asylum 33 Rural free delivery (ab.) 36 Prong 38 Australian ralile bird 40 On the sheltered side 4£ Vouih 43F,aster (ab.) 44 Rampart 46 Diagram 48 Son of Amprtitrite 49 He is a popular -—— 50 Happening 51 Poier slakes 52 Dispatch 53 Damp VERTICAL 1 Genus of butttcfli«» enzyme 11 Smirched 12De;r track H Phlegmatic 16 Rowing implement 18 Pernicious 21 Make foggy 23 Greek letter 26 Degenerate 23 Mother of mankind 31 Tssues 32 Tidiest 33 Absorbed 34 Torches 35 Deduce 37 Burmese wooct sprite 30 Employer 41 Consumed 45 Body ot water 46 To sel moving (comb, form) 47 Against 49 SaroueUab.) IA

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