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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 28, 1952
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FACE MX BLITHE V1LLE (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, JANTJART M, MB BLTTHEVILLK COURIER NEWB TBC OOOTUKM mnra oo. H. W. HAINE8, PuWtsher BAMtT A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A.' FWDRICKSON, Editor PAWL D. HUMAX. A(tv«rtisin« Manxer ScO* National Adrertltlnc Representative*: Wall*** Wltaer Co, New Y«rk, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' .Entered a* second class matter »t the post•Mc* at Blytheville, Arkansat, under »ct of Con- creM, October 8. 1911. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in 1h« city of Blythevllle or «ny suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 36o per week. By mail, within.a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per jear, »2.50 for sir months, $135 for three months; by m»ll outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per yen payable In advance. Meditations Therefore the- Lord h»lh recompensed me >r- to my rljMeousnw*; aecordlnr to my !• his eynlfht.—*I 8am*el »:2S, At present »'• can only reason of the divine Justice from what we know ol Justice In man. When we are hi other scenes, we may have truer and nobler ideas of It; but while we are in this life, we c»n only speak from the volume that Is laid open before us — Pope. Barbs One ot the oldest American customs is shaking hands—and a new one, these days, Is shaking heads. * * * "PoHee War on Speeders"—headline. Cr*ck- fewns t* bead oCf erack-npi! Only ttie young would think of using In the road for a spoon. a fork Chftkren are n«4 a< weH-tralned a* they were M ytan ajo. aeeonUnz io a school »perinten- fent Are s*n«ri* arievp at the switch? * .'• * The bowing situation Is still no laughing matte*, but ft* eonttmw to double up. Japan's Trade Potentials: Markets of Southeast Asia High Japanese officials have notified peace treaty signatory powers that they do not intend to trade with Com- gtmnist China, but will seek ties with the Chinese Nationalists based on the Wand ot Formosa. : LftMe doubt exists that this was a Meogoftion bT th* Japanese that any other course would have stirred a sharp' If critical reaction In the United States, ehie< friends and principal defend- from Japanec* invasion »f the Indian and Burmese markets. It is reluctant now to see the Japanese come back, just as it dislikes to •«« a rivived Germany recapture its former markets in Europe and South America. Nothing would probably suit the British better than to learn that Japan had permanently forsak'en southeastern markets and intended to concentrate on trade relations with China, Communist or otherwise. So the Japanese have a hard road to hack out for themselves. To keep the friend most necessary to their security, the United States, they must turn aside from their most logical trade partner, China, and combat the hostility of Asiatics and Westerners alike in the effort to build a new trade empire in Southeast Asia. By the measure in which they succeed they will be independent of the necessity of American economic assistance in the decades just ahead. Views of Others Before World War II China and Ja• pan naturally had close economic links. Ghfca, »oHroe of raw materials, outlet Jor finished goods, is a perfect trade .complement for Japan, industrial power' ho use of th« Orient. The sheer logic of that relationship has not altered. And that logic must exert a heavy compulsion upon Japan's government to trade today with China, even though it has fallen under the Communist tyranny. Yet other pressures are obviously stronger. Japan eould not, at this stage, -afford to outrage America, its late enemy and new-found supporter. In the back of Japanese minds — if not farther forward — must certainly be the thought that this country will come to their aid in the event outside trade is insufficient to keep economic activity in the islands at a healthy level. These influences notwithstanding, Japanese leaders must be given credit for boldly striking out on new paths fraught with much potential jiaril. Formosa is not enough of a raw materials storehouse or a market to qualify as a full-fledged trade partner. For real growth Japan must look beyond to Southeast Asia. There, in Indo-China, Burma, Siam, Indonesia and India, lie the materials and the markets Japan must seek if it is to realize its tremendous industrial possibilities. Before World War II, Japan was making good headway in this very field. But attitudes and circumstances have changed. To many Asiatics, the Japanese are now the great despoilers. There is not much evidence of their being welcomed with open arms. So the wartime conquerors of Southeast Asia must sell that region on the idea that they have put militarism and arrogant self-interest behind them. Before they can regain old markets and expand them, they must convince the Asiatic world of their peaceful purposes. The Japanese have another obstacle. Britain suffered heavily before lh« war Lake Charles Travesty When the Rev. William O. Byrd, Methodist minister of Lake Charles, Louisiana, hit upon the idea of p^d'oc^ing the doors of hU church som e weeks a go, thus preventin g the me mbers of his congregation from entering and joining in worship, he provided an arresting analogy to the Incident of five newspapermen of I/ike Charles on charges of criminal defamation. It's not always easy, when personalities are involved, lor the public to understand how any one of the basic American freedoms might be endangered. But when there is the tangible evidence of a locked door, whether of a newspaper office, church or other symbol of the free American way -of lift, the public Es made to realize Lhat its rlghU have been ibrl<Igcd. The Rev, Mr. Byrd has made a valuable contribution to better public appreciation of what is at stake in the trial which, starting today, cast* trie managing editor of The Lake Ohnrles American Press In the role of defctj&ui'.. charged with criminal defamation. His four co-defendants, the publisher, the associate publisher, the city editor " and a reporter, are to be tried when this first case is finished. The prosecutions are based on an anti-gambling campaign, during the course of which, with the five newspapermen as principal it was brought out- "that the local district attorney's office was showing undue leniency Insofar as enforcement of anti-gambling tnws was concerned. Allegedly defamed were the district attorney and one of his assistants, the sheriff, a ' I3-member policy jury, three admitted gambters t EUid a fourth Individual. Counsel for the defense advisedly Insists that the current proceedings represent a distinct threat to freedom of the press. The traditional remedy In the United States for publication of statements, proved to b« false, is the award of appropriate damages In a civil suit. This remedy has been described quite accurately as ofUJn—'expensive, difficult and encumbered with technicalities." And for these rensons the Hutchlns Commission -on the Freedom of the Press suggested in 1947, aa "an alternative to the present remedy for libel, legislation by which the injured party might obtain a retractionj or a restatement of the facts by the offender or an opportunity to reply." The American libel and defamation laws are not unlike the British laws but British juries Eire more prone than American ones to grant substantial damages In libel and defamation suit*. The result has been that British newspapers ars more cautious about expressing opinions, and about crusading against abuses, to a degree that American newspapermen regard RS unhealthy. It was In the fine tradition of this country's free press that the Lake Charles daily joined with a group of alert, responsible local citizens In an effort to stamp out wide-open gambling in Cal- casleu Parish (or coimtyl, whose government Is located in Lake Charles. The subsequent Indictment of the newsmen by a parish grand Jury is of a piece with the Intimidation practiced against the Louisiana press In the days of the late Huey Long. An attempt has been made to silence a forthright newspaper which has dared to criticize public officials and which, in addition, has bc?n able to assemble a mass of evidence In support of Its charges in the premises. It's not, ns the prosecution wou,^ have the public believe, that The American Press maliciously printed material tending to reprlve certain individuals of public confidence while also expos- Ing them to "hatred, contempt and ridicule," The job now is one for the courts where, with proper regard for the rules of evidence and procedure, a sorry state of affairs can be set aright. —THE ANNISTON (Ala.) STAR No Way to Hunt Ducks once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrick*** There are times when I envy the type who can say fheck with it and make it stick. If ever there was a time when ignorance wa> almost, bliss, this Is it. Almost, I say, because there are some thlngi I do not understand and the Ignorance chafes me.. If I could say t'heck with It and not back down, I could prabably live out an unruffled existence. But sooner or later, I fall prey to the gnawing sensation that what I do Peter Ecfson's Washington Column—Total Bill Cannot Be Reckoned For Our Arms Aid to Europe The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NBA Service (Second of a series on heart disease.) Among the forms of heart disease on which great progress has been made in recent years is a condition known AS subacute bacterial endo- carditis, a disease which was formerly almost Invariably fatal. Tn this disease the blood stream and heart valves are invaded by germs known as streptococci. The rrowths or vegetations on the leart valves break off and are carried by the blood to other parts of :he body, setting up new Infections. Endocarditis usually begins gradually. The patient is likely to lire easily, there is loss of energy and an all-in feeling, and loss of pep. After a time there are likely to be chilly sensations, unusual sweat- In?, and slight fever, Sometimes muscle or Joint pains and headache are present. These symptoms may appear atone or In various combinations. Until recently many treatments had been tried, but almost always with disappointing results. At first even the sulfa drugs and penicillin not comprehend may be costing rat money. And In the case 1 have reference to, It is. In a way. + * • ADMITTEDLY, I AM an uncultured slob, unable to appreciate th»- fj finer things of life, such as mink * coats, seven - passenger Cadillac* and 30-inch television sel£. I never could appreciate much., that I couldn't afford. Perhaps (hta selt- centered attitude—common afflio- tlon among taxpayer* who feel their government considers them so much excess baggage—is why I fell to appreciate some of the loftier federal ways and menu. Actually, It's the ways that eon- found me; the means take no figuring, since the* and me provld* same. I've been ruminating over some statistics culled from Truman's new budget by Frederick Olhman, United Feature* Syndicate columnist. (And not a Memphl* newspaperman, as some Journal! would have you believe.) I'm sure Mr. Othmari wouldn't mind my reading over hta literary shoulder as the figures are from a public document he just happen* to be closer to than I. (Also, the 1,223-page budget cost* ($.78 a copy and the taxes I paid to hare it printed In the first "place don't lear* me enough to Invest in such reading rratter.) • • • AMONG THK THINGS I am toa mentally unendowed to fully apprt- ciatfl are such items as new limousines for ambassadors. A* 15,900 each. Now I'll admit that's a pretty By PETER EDSON ! WASHINGTON. (NEA)—Nobody In Washington can tell what the total bill on American aid (or European rearmament is going to be. W. Averell Harriman, head of the U. S. Mutual Security Agency and American representative on the temporary North Atlantic Treaty Organization committee which surveyed the European arms program, has recommended that the situation be reviewed annually. The other two men who served with Mr. Harri- man on the com- Feter Edson rnittee making this recommendation to NATO were Sir Etlxvih Plowden -of Britain and Jean Monnet of France. This committee will go Into session again nt the end of -January Incomplete its reports for the NATO conference now scheduled to be held in Lisbon In mid-February. Exact figures on each European country's military budget cannot be given Cor obvious reasons of security. But In round numbers. It can be stated that the defense budgets for all the European countries total about 13 billion a year. •nils figure was not considered high enough by General Elsenhow- er's headquarters. The tolal Is of course only a fourth or a fifth ol the U. S. defense budget. But this is said to he no basis for comparison as the Europeans can buy more for dollar, because of their much lower military pay scales. It now appears that they may be able to Increase their budgets by us much as a billion dollars, for a total of $14 billion a year. EUROPEAN BUDGETS FALL SHORT OF OOAL It has been estimated that to meet the desired European rearmament goals by 1954, European military budgets should be increased to total of about $22 billion a year lor the next three years. The United States this year ii supplying $6 billion worth of mill tnry and economic assistance for Europe. President Truman had asked for $7 billion, but Congress cul down the figure. The result is that Europe is shori about $2 billion a year In meeting its rearmament goals. Under the plan for an annual review of the situation as outline! by Mr. Harriman and his fellow committee men, the Europeans wil apparently see what they can do Maybe they can do more in coming years, and close the gap somewhat From the American standpoint, i means that after each annual view, the American Congress taxpayers will apparently be pre ented with a bill for the deficit. What the size of the deficit will i for the fiscal year ending June 0, 1953 is Indicated in President 'niman's new budget message to Congress. For the year ending June 0. 1954, which President Truman ays is to be the big year ot the Mutual Security effort, there is no elling what would be asked for. The way the old Marshall Plan was conceived and presented. It was to be a four year job with a otal cost of $17 billion. Actually it was concluded In three years and the cost was S13 billion. That was still a lot of money. But t was something definite to plan on, like a mortgage on a house. It might not get, any smaller, but nt least It couldn't get any bigger. NO ONE KNOWS FINAL TOTAL The way this Mutual Security plan is organized, on an open end basis, nobody knows what the'to- tal cost will be. It is strictly a cost- plus contract type of job, with the emphasis probably on the plus. This may be more honest than trying to guess In advance that the Job of making Europe self-rielensi- ble can be done for 525 billion or $30 billion in three years, then asking for more money if necessary. Nobody knows what the international political situation is going to be, even day after tomorrow. If the See FDSON on Page 8 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINF. JOHNSON NFA Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY We Imposed on the teaching profession a grand and glorified day nursery. They ar« r.o» running scholarly Institutions.—Colgate Darden, Jr., president of U. of Virginia, on American high schools. • * • They c»n say all ttiey want of Eisenhower's winning charm—you, Senator Kefauver, are no flash 1n the pan when It cornea to giving o\il with rugged, grassroot personality.—John Poda, Summit County (Ohio) Commissioner on asking Sen. Estes Kefauver to run lor president. * « * Men are Just naturally more eccentric than women. By that I mean, they depart more from ths usual. More of them are geniuses, more are alcoholics, more of them go crazy.—Dr. Jame* Bender, noted psychologist. HOLLYWOOD CNEA)— Guys and Dolls: Jean Peters is groaning over the muddy nit she's wallowing In Hollywood's most begrimed actress. She was an untidy girl pirate In "Anne of the Indies," a primitive Mexican woman in "Zapata" and now she's dripping brackish water from her buckskin costume In "Cry of the Swnmp." "People start looking at. you coldly, as if you were a piece of beef," Jean told me. "I get into makeup In the morn. \VIIK other actresses It's pin- curls and stuff. With me It's 'dirty up her hair, throw oil on her face and let's go. 1 ' She admits that she asked for a chance to play down-to-earth parts, hut "the sludio got carried away. A little temperance, please. Sooner j or later, they're going to have me swinging vines." • * * Hollywood's 7th ranking moneymaking star on the exhibitor poll conducted by the Motion Picture Herald confesses he'd be right happy to put his nag in the stable, nnd make love to a mighty movie queen again! I'm talking about sagebrush favorite Randolph Scott, topped as a boxotfice magnet only by—and in order named—John Wayne, Martin and Lewis. Betty Grable. Abbott and Cwl«ilo. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. It's been j long time since Irene Dunne coaxed Randy out o( a zane Grey series at paramount to play he heir to a fancy gown shop In •Roberta." but he lold me on the •Man With a Gun" set, "I enjoy working wilh movie queens. 'It's a chance lo bask In reflected glory. When an actor switches to westerns. It's not always voluntary. I'd have to get a nea' dress suit, though. The moths got Into the one I owned." Carla Wasn't Patltnt Alas and alack. Shapely, dark- eyed Carla Bnlenda won't be blll- .ance and explained why she stepped out of the line that would have ed her to stardom on the "Outlaw Women" set. "An actress who Isn't given parts Is like a typist without her typewriter," she said. "You go crazy. I HOLLYWOOD on Page 8 singleton did not happen to be the Jack. South should have lost three trump tricks, but West slipped. West, thought that South was leading the queen of trumps irom a holding headed by the king- queen. West therefore thought it seemed disappointing. MOST PATIENTS RECOVER Now. however, most patients who develop acute bacterial endocardit- is (provided that the disease Is diagnosed early) recover it they are given large enough doses of penicillin over a long enough period of time. Many of the early failures with penicillin seem to have been caused by a lack, of knowledge as to how large an amount of the drug should be given and for how long a time. This experience Is typical of any new drug, as it takes time before the best method of giving it and the dosage can be worked out. Some problems and difficulties still remain. The streptococci causing the Infection are not all alike; that is, there are different strains Some of these strain s are mor e sensitive to the action of penicillin thnn others, and those which are rather resistant arc much harder to eliminate from the body. Also, if the patient fs treated at first without enough penicillin, the strain of streptococci causing that particular Infection may become resistant to penicillin and therefore less likely to respond to treatment. Combinations of penicillin with other germ-attacking substances are also used not infrequently. It is a real triumph that a terrible disease like subncute bacteria! endocarditis, about which physicians formerly were so helpless now can be cured in most instances. The remaining difficulties are being gradually mastered and In nil probability a still higher percentage of cures will be obtained In the future. Tt Is tremendously Important, of course, that diagnosis (which is not always easy> should be made early. reasonable price for a limousine, nnd considerably lower than 70* or I would have to par for one around here. I Just dont understand what there is about an ambassador that requires timouGthe-trpe tnoj- oortation. If mort of Miem would rldv around In Fords and Chevrie* or Henry J's they'd,leave a beHer last* in the mouths of the hungry nations we set them up In. fiave th» U. S. taxpayer a 1 good bit, too. H the envoys like bigger cars, let them provide their own. That's what you and I have to do, and on smaller paychecks. , Speaking of cars, the budget also shows that the Atomic Energy Commission wants to add 450 "cars to the 2,233 It already owns: How are they splitting those atoms, anyhow—by smashing them between car fenders? * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Shows He Isn't Infallible By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Serric« If I saw the hand shown today In an ordinary game at a bridge club or at a friend's home. I'd dismiss t from my mind without a s«c- nd thought. Silly mistakes are a dime a dozen, after all. As It happened, however, the land xvas played in th« European championships last year, and even.' player at the table was a national champion. A mistake made by such player is worth a second look West opened the four of diamonds, and South studied the dummy carefully before making his first p'.ay. rf he put up dummy's sec. he co;;!rt get rid of one spade, but hi* discard would gain nothing for him, Winning the first trick in dummy would, to be sure, allow him to return a trump from dummy to finesse the ten. A single trump finesse would, however, do no good. Declarer therefore finessed dummy's queen of diafontls. If the finesse w.irked, he would be able to discard both of his losing spades; and that would really do him some good. The finesse lost, of and South had to ruff East's king of diamonds. Now South I e d the queen of hearts from his hand. This was the corrwt play. Anything -A-ould be correct if each opponent had two trumps. If the WEST NORTH *87 ¥765 »AQ83 * 10965 EAST ¥AJ4 * J74 483 South 1» Double 2V 4V VK • K1096S2 + J72 sotrra <D> '* A54 VQ 109 8 32 • None + AKQ4 North-South vuL Weat North EM* 1 4 Pass Pass Pass 2 * Pass Pass 3 V Pas* Pass Pas* Paw Openint lead—* 4 or.-icrs that all refugee* In Mississippi County be removed to Memphis as soon as transportation facilities can be arranged. A large camp Ls being set up in Memphis where ther are better facilities for caring for the thousands »f homeless persons of this area. MOST BAFFLING OF all to the uncultured mind (and the average taxpayer is not so concerned with Louis XV as he Is with March XV) | is a small request for $26,400 for the Commission of Fine Arts. Mr. Othman recalls that this was the outfit which advised Truman againsfc sticking that famed back porch on the White House. Shows how much the CFA has to say around the capital. I'm unclear on what the CPA la for. It may pick out artistic paintings to hand In the White House or pick out new books to fill \ip the new bookshelves or represent th» government at the opera. I dunno. It hasn't managed to teach the White House piano player any classical music. And there ix no record of any CFA comment on Margaret's warbling. But then who wants a punch In the nose from the boss. No matter what it does, I harbor some doubts about HIE CFA. It has a false ring to it, like a lead half- buck. Any time a government agency can get along on & lousy t»,4OiX something's flshy. Before the lawgivers vote a vent to the CFA, I feel there should be & full-flcal* to* vestlgation. Us hoi pollol like to know K It's the price c* government or culture that is down, Ccreol Story could cost him nothing to play his ace of trumps at once. He soon foiind out how wrong a man could e. With the ME and king of trumps falling together on the same trick. South easily made his game contract. "Bridge Is an easy game," he was heard to mutter. I still can't see what West expected to gain when he played the ace of trumps. Even if South iwd led from the king-queen of trumps, West would lose nothing by ducking the first round of trumps. If a champion can make this mistake, however, maybe the hand will serve some purpose as a warning to other players. boarded with plunging necklines, [irmnps were 3-1. however, the lead knives In her hands, or Robert]of the queen would work wonders Mitchum gaaing at her. Carli walked out of her RKO contract > (rv moalhi age to Itw- provtrted that the singleton happened IT be the lack. Tb* Uump* wezt J-l. but th« 75 Years Ago In Blythcville — Six trained nurses arrived here this morning from St. Louis, being dispatched by the National Rftd Crow and were on duty at concentration camps in the Chickajawba district, aiding In the work of car- Ing tor those flood victims who need medical attention. Red Crou officials tuvi issued I HORIZONTAL \ Cereal gsed in bread. C Wheat-lite cereal 11 Accuse 12 Supplies food 14 Bigger 15 Bloodlessness 16 Weapon* 17 Lease 19 Males x 20 First woman 21 Cereals used in breakfast foods Z2 Judicious 23 City in Missouri 25 Tilts 26 Oriental coh> V Tail to remember 28 Pacific isle 31 Sea eagle 32 Ancient Trojf 33 Double pitched roof 37 Mouth parts 38 Specks 39 Legal profession 40 Sign of the zodiac 41 One ol the "Little Women" 42 Popular Chinese cereal 43 Store for fodder 45 Omits 47 Walk unsteadily VERTICAL 1 Flywheel 2 Injured 3 Units of energy 4 Era 5 Battleground! 6 Glances over 7 Gasp 8 French , summer — 8 Arctic rodent 16 Adriatic seaport 11 Clothes (Scot.) U Soundest mentally 18 Greek letter 21 Oil » Cereata like 27 Plumes 28 Cereal used for forage 79 Property transferrer M Return thru* 35 Speed e»» : M Attire JB Homed nminanti 4UxKt Mood 42 Split (suffix) 4«SheUcred 49 Marsh grasses MPredlcton

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