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FACT FOU* B BCTTHEVTLLB COURIER KIWI TOT COURIER tfKWB OO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher BARMY A. RAINES, Assistant Publtoher A. A. FREDRICK SON, Editor . HUMAN, Advertising M*n*(«r •ol* N»Mon»l Advertising Representative*: WalUw Witmer Co., New York Chlcieo, Detroit AtUntt, Memphii. Intend u second class matter at ttx po*t- *— at Blyth«vllle, ArlwnsM, undtr *e* at Oon- Oetober », 1911. Member of The Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By tarter In the city of Blytluvilb or »nj •»burb»n town where carrier *ervlM It maintained, 3Se per week. By mail, within a rjdlus of 50 miles. 15.00 per J«*r, »2.50 for six months, »1.25 for thr» months; br mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And the scripture vis fulfilled which aalih, Abraham believed God, and It vru imputed unto hta for righteousness: and he waj called the FWen* of God.—JimM 2:23. * • * A noble book! All men's book! It Is our first, oldest statement of the never-ending problem- man's destiny, and God's ways with him here on earch; and all In such free-flowing outline*—grand In Its sincerity, in Its simplicity. In its epic melody, and repose of reconcilement—Carlyle. Barbs Butchers In Florida held a golf tournament — and nobody kicked about their slices. An explorer says it's aafer In the Jtintte than the bit city. Wild thlnp don't attack at It per hoar. Now comes rebruary--the month that prom- tees to be §o wintry we wish March would blow in ahead of «m«. * * » Mailmen objected to appearing In a panufe hi tke Broth. They ml|ht have been tempeted bj be- fclf riven mne poo* carts hi read. * » * Pour eertons o< «hoe* stolen by an Illinois »n«n were «1] for the right foot-enough to make hun hoppttte mad. Egypt's Desires Must Wait Upon Security of Free World : The Ur,Herl States has always lent •ucourayemerit to wholesome expression <rf rwWonaiism M any quarter of the aiobe. It« voice has' been on the side of ft-eedom. Consequently there must inevitably be considerable sympathy in this country for tha aspirations' to self-determination which are now rising to the surface across th« whole breadth of the Middle East, in Iran, Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. Yet we cannot help but regret that In both Iran and Egypt a legitimate campaign for national liberty has fallen into the hands of inflammatory extremists who are doing harm to their own cause and that of the whole free world. The focus today is on Egypt, where mob emotions fanned by irresponsible leaders and press have engulfed Cairo in a wave of uncontrollable violence. The recent riots prove that death and the widespread destruction of property are the certain accompaniment of the course chosen by these foolhardy Egyptians. It is one thing for the Egyptians to wish to be left alone to manage their own affairs. It is another for them to remember that their geographic situation, with the vital Suez Canal link to the East, makes them an important, hut vulnerable, part of the free world's barrier against communism. Unfortunately, (he Egyptians themselves are not capable of defending the Suez or its hinterland. And that is the principal reason the British insist upon maintaining troops there. For the Egyptians to rail against the British in this situation is totally unreasonable and unrealistic, since without some effective substitute force the Suez would to all intents stand undefended. And here it is well to recall that such • substitute has been proposed. The Western powers have invited Egypt lo join a Middle East Command which jointly would take over the defense of the Suez. In such a set-up, British troops might figure as merely one element in a multinational force—or not at all. Egypt's answer to this plan is an unqualified rejection. Its leaders have committed themselves rigidly to ousting the British, with no adequate plan for protecting the Suez in their absence. The Egyptians flatly decline to accept the world's estimate of the canal's importance, or iU measure of their own I. in«ufflci«ncy. S««n in thi» light, their upsurging nationalism cannot earn the support from other free peoples that it normally woyld command. There is such a thing aa putting first things first, even in the realm of" nationalist ambil.ions. The "first thing" today i.s fhc defense of all fre« nations together. Until we are secure against communism, Egypt shall have to wait to rid its soil of all foreign "interloper*." So long as it stubbornly insists other-' wise and declines to join fair cooperative effort for the defense of the Suez, the major powers have no choice but to maintain that protection in their own way. The Egyptians may continue to kill and burn in protest, but this will get them little but bitterness and frustration. This is no day for the accomplishment of selfish ends at the expense of the free world community. COURIER NBWJI Views of Others There Is Liberty' Two items of challenging interest appear in the current columns of the American press and they appear almost simultaneously. Mrst we have the declaration ol the Indianapolis Star that it has adopted as IU standing motto the words of the Apostle: "Where the Spirit of the Lord IE, there Is liberty." The other Is the the published statement of Mrs. Roosevelt:- "I don't know whether I believe In a future life. I came to feel that It really didn't matter. ... 1 think I am very much of « fatalist. You have to •ccept whatever comes." Th«re U a vaBt difference between those two »Ut«ment* of bellfff—« difference thai Is easily evident. One is based upon unquestioning and pac- jtonaUi belief In a future life. One admits a positive lack of belief in a future life and pronounces th»t lack at belief » something that does not m»tt«r. It IK the crowning glory of this America that *my person in free, to believe or disbelieve and to express his opinion freely. No one Is to be criticized for m'hat he believes or what he rejects concerning the matter of the spirU,. Mrs. Roosevelt ha« Just M much right to doubt the Ille that Is eternal as the Indianapolis Star has to accept tha spiritual life u the unshakable basis of liberty. But Paul the Apostle hud no doubt of the existence of the house not made with hands. Neither did he doubt that the liberty of man derives from the belief that Is spiritual. Nor did the men who laid the foundation of this free republic doubt that they owed their liberties to an eternal God. They proudly proclaimed to all mankind that mer. ars endowed by their Creator with certain Inalienable, right* and among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happlneso. Americanism is nothing but the mafiiification of the dignity iind right* of the Individual. No matter wh«t th« form of government mny be It conferred upon it byj_ihe__yolimtery consent of frMtrien. That concept oi:government was fused ha* no rights and no powers'except those that are tn the flnm* of the revolutionary battle cry. "Resistance lo tyrant* i« obedience to Ood." Which was Just another way of saying with Paul, "Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, there is liberty." There are thc«e who challenge this concept, ot Americanism. Hitler challenged It when he wrote: "To the Christian doctrine of Infinite significance of the Individual human soul, I oppose with Icy clarity the saving doctrine of the nothingness ind Insisnifirance of the human being.'- Karl Marx also opposed the American concept when he wrott: "The democratic concept of man is false, because It Is Christian. The democratic concept holds that each man Is a sovereign human beir B This is the illusion, dream, and postulate of Christianity." Compare those dark teachings of utter hopelessness with the tnimphant, declaration of the patriarch Job: "I know thnt my Redeemer llveth and shall stand st the IRS! day upon ll,e earth." Compare It also with the solemn words of William Penn: "Tnoj e people who are not governed by Ood, will be ruled by tyrants." Unquestionably Mrs. Roosevelt Is sincere in doubting the future life and feeling that It really does not matter, nut the brave souls who recognized an eternal Ood in the blrthrry of the Declaration believer) that It mattered. The patriarch of U ? . Ulicved (hat. It muttered. William Penn believed Ihnl It mattered. Certainly liberty matters, and Paul of Tarsus believed that liberty Is born of the Spirit of the Lord. —THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN SO THEY SAY Between now and 1962 the development of trans-sonic aircraft will provide greater Impetus to the American standard of living than did the introduction of thr mass-produced model T Ford. —Harold Sweatl. president of Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co. » < • We have released many, many prisoners who have gone home and do not want you to worry about them, you are merely starting faUe minors and making a story for the newspapers.—MaJ.- Gen. Lee Sang cho. Communist delegate to Korean truce talks. * t * Because ae value the welfare of the individual above alt else, we have paid the "tines. 1 ^ But we have not paid willingly and we stale clearly • ...thai our patience is not Inexhaustible.—Secretary of Stale Dean Acheton. * * * Toward the United Slalts the feeliug (Russia's! underlying all the abuse is one of envious admiration.—Sir David Kelly, former British am- baiMdor to the U. 8. ». R, The Etemol Optimist MOTTO AY, FEBRTJART 4\, TMGONNA MAKE It/ Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Rubber Prices Snapped When U.S. Took Over WASHINGTON (NEA) - The.mnmce that the government would story of how General Services Ad- become exclusive buyer and Import- mlnlstrator Jess Larson and his er ol natural rubber for all users aides lowered the price ol natural rubber from 80 cents a pound to G's cents isn't a well known as it hould be. H makes a pleasant variation to the usual pattern of steadily rising prices In this Inflationary se. This deflation has been done in little more than a year. Not only has the price been lowered. The chaotic world rubber market has been stabilized. find the supply of raw rubber HEIR Larsen then made a number of quick moves. He pulled out of the New York market and started buying In the Far East—Singapore. Indonesia. Ceylon. He cut the government price to the mbber companies tn 66 cents a pound. And he began to pull supplies out of stockpile, under his authority to rotate reserves to keep them frerh. Effects of these moves were to drop the world price by seven cents a pound. Then > the government ordered .synthetic rubber production step- now been bu.lt upjpe d „„. Thc govcrnnlent own ,. J.. l°h,r. C „?„?„'",!!','""; a " u ' s ' synthetic rubber on contract by private companies. military and civilian needs. Before war broke out in Korea, rubber sold Peter Edson at around with every major power in the world scrambling for nibber, the price shot up to 80 cents. U. S. jrovcrnmnnt buyers for the Munitions Board stockpile found themselves binding up the price .inrt competing against, buyers for the privately owned American rubber companies. This was costing the tax-payer millions of dcllnrs because both sets of buyers were seekina rubber (or national defense orders. I/arson Stepped In To enrt this rat race, Adminisira- :or Larson as chief procurement officer lor the government get together with representatives of the American mbber companies. On Dec. 20, 1950, they were nble to an- Production in 1950 was about 300,000 tons a year. This was stepped up gradually to the present level of 800.000 ions a year. The government's ceiling price on ... - .... ^ „„. synthetic rubber to the Industrv*}? In tV T^' d °^ Sld( V n thG U ' S ' M Mnt * ' "™» d ' "™e In the Inn months that followed. 24H cents a pound, varying fram 20 cents for synthetic made from i\e- trolfnim lo 38 cc-nts for production from alcohol. This differential, plus Nnlional Production Authority orders requiring the use of synthetic with raw nibber. stretched rubber supplies and helped bring down the price. To stabilize the market still further, government buyers stopped huyiliE when the market price was up, started again when the price dropped. In the spring of 1951 there was a period of nearly two months when nut a pound was bought for the American market. Some Figures Are Secret Larson won't tell what government rubber buyers paid for some Back Buying of their big purchases. But the suspicion that much rubber was bought, for far less than the government's selling price of M cents a pound was confirmed last June, when the celling price was dropped to 52 cents a pound. Jan. 17, 1052, the price was again cut to 50'i cents, Government purchases last year were around 400.000 tons, not counting purchases for the stockpile. Size of the stockpile Is kept secret, but It has frequently been estimated at a five year reserve. Buying natural rubber at 45 to n cents in the Far East markets and selling at 50 cents has not made the government any profit—as that was not. the purpose. But it has covered all administrative, shipping and handling expenses. Tlie world situation has now Been so well stabilized that sometime before April 1, Administrator Larson expects to announce that the U. S. governments will step out o[ the market as exclusive buyer for American inere.sU;. By mid-summer, world rubber markets should again be completely free. It will take the in- dffsiry this three-month interval to build up its Inventories, now at low levels because of government supply. The U. 5. government will continue to buy natural rubber for the strategic stockpile. NPA will also continue nibber Inventory controls anrt specification controls which regulate the amount of synthetic rubber that must be blended with the natural. Return to a free rubber market will mark successful conclusion oi the first defense program to increase the supply of a raw material for both military and civilian needs, at; a fair price to both producer and consumer. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NBA Sf»rf Corresponctent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screen: It may be an eyebrow-1 lifter in Washington, but now itj can be told: A Hollywood stunt man. Jimmy Dundee, has a piece of the Lincoln I Memorial mounted on a nnhoEranyJ tase bearing the gold-plated Inscription: "Knocked Off the Lincoln Mc- Tiviii.il by Jimmy Dunde?—Nov 13, 1951." | Tile piece of granite, the size of | a walnut, was chipped of when! Dundee turned over an nulomobilei on the mr-morM sters for the liml i scene In the n b W'i'- r - Helen i Hayes co-starrer. "My Son. John." i ! Hollywood's finally artiml!i::s that television is BIG competition. ; Filly per cent- of the movie thra- lers In the U.S. will be eliminated by TV. predicted Charles Skour.is. president of the Fox- theater ch.lin.; in a national mas.Tzine nnirlr. The l.irec theater chains, ho clnims. will Mirvive because of big-screen' video. The co-nhead has berti civcn at MOM for Clirk Gable's next movie. ; which will be filmed in French Africa in the sprln:. I'.'s "Mnsam-^ bo." a romantic adventure Mrrv, i Then he'll do a rloak-iiici-riae. err thriller. "Two If By Sr.i." the slory of a U. S reporter who ?ir,iie- 1 clPs his hrifir. a Russian b.iUrrina.l out of Stalin-laud. The- latter may be [ilnifd overseas, too. kcrplnir Clirk. and his monry. out of I.ady Sylvia':, rt-rrh for ni Ir-.iM a <VMr. LEFTOVERS A I.A HOI.l.VVi'OOn Hollywood.faros-lltf ilfpt: The wife of ,1 star who h.i.^n't. worked In months, to th» •?.'» if told, de-: cldorl to come to the nld of the! family finances by writine a cooS-1 book. | "II sl>nii]t) be i Me popular hit." she told * frlMld, "It's devoted en- tirely to different ways of preparing left-orcr pheasant." The word's out at MOM that "Thc Merry widow" puts Fernando Lamas, the burning-eyed Sor.'h American. In the same heart-bust- intt IraEue wllh John Gilbert and Rudolph Valentino. t-^mns' sultry Latin lover act is srt fir three more [Urns—"Mexican Villigc" anrt a remake of "Flesh and the Devil." both with Ava Gardner, and "Dangerous When Wet" with Esther Williams. And Lnmns Is said to be Lana TnrneVs off-screen date. Lima's a blonde and Ava's a brunet. Do Latin lovers have a preference "RMlly." Fernando grinned, "1 don't \vorry abrnit colors." Rumor is rumoring that. Humphrey B^a'rt's "African Queen" performance will gpj him an Oscar nomination. . . , Eleven-year-old Rickey .vel^oa. son of Ozzte and Harrirl will play a role In MGM's "The Three Love stories." Cafiinz director Billy Grariy signed him up after seeing the UI flicker. "Here Comes The Nelsons." Bob Hope (o the audience, when Marilyn .Maxwell falls Into Mickey See HOLLYWOOD on Tase 8 JACOBY ON BRIDGE the king of clubs Icoked to me like the king of spades. You must art- mit my bidding is quite reasonable if I hold the king of spades instead of the king of clubs." "True enough," I agreed. "But lhat was also a very peculiar raise to two spades that your partner gave you." "That's also true," Dick admit- ited. "I thought, he had four trumps for his raise, otherwise T wouldn't have Jumped to four spadeo." Anyway, there he was in four spades doubled -a ridiculous contract. Was he downhearted? O! course he was. But Dick Kahn. who holds Hie Masters Pair Championship and about a dozen other national titles, gave the hand the «!? college try and managed to Never Quit Trying If You Wont to Win NORTH 4Q98 »JI08T43 * K74 4 1C WEST *KJ 107 V AKS »Q8 + J9S4 EAST 4>643 » J83 + Q5J SOUTH (0) 4 A33 VNone * A 10952 4AK763 Both sides >ml Wnt North Pass I ¥ Pass 2 A Double Pass South 1 » I * (!) 4 * (!) Pass Opening lead—* K Cut Pass Pass Past make his riaiculou* contract. West opened th» kine of hearts. A Inimp wouiti hnvc settled deolar- By OSWALD JACOnv ler's ham. bul West didn't dream Written for XEA Service of leading ?»ay from his king. ''This was. a very prcullar deck Kahn rulled with the deuce of of cards.' said Dick Kahn, "and spades, cajhcd Uis top clubs, and once over lightly— By A. A. rrtdrickton I have been sitting hare' scratching my tight scalp as to whether this would be a good, or even charitable, place to holler up "I told yon so!" At any rate, I share with my newspapering colleagues a small feeling of vindication anent such things as air bases. It Is not my Intention to pick I any Individuals for this, for they any specific bones In this piece.! were within their rights as citiaer • Your reaction will be dictated solely to hold such feelings. "* by your conscience. If the shoe (its ' • •„ ., . , ' ,; • *YJJCH cue L^jurier flews posted i,nrt An/'" 1 , 1 " 5 ' ,1 ^ '"^ the °Pl™ition move in the Vublio hurt. Anri „< ,,r „„ ,.h. ,„„,„,„„„, eye _ tnere WK9 6cattere(i r , lm £ llngs hurt. And as far as the reciprocity of criticism goes, you'll play the devil finding anyone who catches more hell per day than I do, unless it's a tax collector. • * * NOBODY REALLY anticipated any stated opposition to the idea of re-instituting an Air Force installation here. Opposition was known to exist all along, but it was expected to remain a dissension of underground sorts with no noise, The opposition was slow to lower the boom, but when the thing fell caught a few people by surprise. The thought that the dissenters ... - would speak and act was a trifle up- P? 5 ..™ 011 st . or5 ' w setting to some. I do not criticise The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWttT P. JORDAX, ,H. D. Written for NEA Service "Is it true," asks Mrs. G. "that cholesterol is the cause of hardening of the arteries? What should one not eat when troubled by the same with high blood pressure?" Worded another way, Mrs. O. asks whether a diet in which most of the foods containing cholesterol are eliminated will prevent, or halt, hardening of the arteries. We do know that some people have more cholesterol In their blood than others and that certain foods (eggs and butter, for example) contain a good deal of this substance. But, It Is not absolutely definite that those with a lot of cholesteral In the blood are more likely to have deposits in their arteries which lead to hardening, nor is it certain that, cutting down on the high cholesterol foods win reduce the amount of this substance in the blood. The Cause Is Not Cleir Cholesterol is a fat-like substance, which, together with calcium salts, is often deposited in the walls of the , When the Courier News pos . that "this sort of news ought to be suppressed" and that we had done the proponents a "great disservice" and similar hogwash. * • • MATTER OF FACT. I have Just been relayed a question telephoned in by a reader wanting to know when we are going to stop printing "those letters." Answer: when people stop writing them. (I happen to know that the asker can afford a fountain pen. in case he want* to get In on the act.) Biggest effect of printing the op. Tsltion story wa.= to Iccee an irjjlu-x of "those letters," which reflect the city-wide desire that the base be reactivated. Such support probably would have remained unspoken had not it been generated by opposition to the move. Thus I feel moved to state "I told you so" to them as Jeel the voice of the opposition to anything is as a fatal plague Sort of reminds me of the na^ur,y>, gas franchise ruckus, which /[i \ warmed the air around here a oiv Despite the shocked look on th« faces of the local lovers of the placid life, I feel that an occnslonnl citywide fuss does a good bit toward warding off a hardening of our civla arteries. Ako, I get suspicious when things get to perpetually one-sided. • * » MAW POFNT OF this assay, howls to point out to the still-drowsy that there are a handful of us folks down here who are not concerned with placidity as a means of civic progress. News Is news, we have, been taught, and the bitter regularly accompanies the sweet. There are too mnny toes to be stepped on for us to worry about how we pick our way among the feet in the aisle. It has always seem Incons-Lsfcnfc to me that folks here gobble' up news stories about scandals in Washington, municipal strife in 'the metropolitan cities and noisy cap- But just, what causes cholesterol lo be deposited in some people and not In others—or more rapidly in some than In others—is not entirely clear. At present it cannot be claimed absolutely that any diet will enable a person to avoir! hanlemnz of the arteries, though that time may come. Tn cutting out egc>, b'iMrr or other foods containing a 1':'. or cholesteral there are some valuable nutritional dements lost. What is needed is more knowledge, and this many research workers are seeking with great energy. But at present it seems that a low cholestral diet for the av'erace grownup would be going a little farther than Is justified by what is known and It is still of doubtful value even for someons who already has hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. niffed a club with dummy's etjht tif spades. He returned to his hand by niffini a heart with the five of spades and ruffed another club with the dummy's'nine of spades. Now he took the ace and king of diamonds and ruffed a third heart in his hand, this time with the ace ot spades. By this time he had rattled off the first nine tricks, anrt the queen of spades was still in dummy. West was down to his four trumps. Kahn now led his last club, and West, coulrl not prevent dummy from makin? (he tenth trick with the queen of spades. Neat, and also a little gaudy. heaves into sight over the homestead. To me it shows a lack oi civic and political maturity to think tijffi censorship by pressure can nail trie lid on anything Not the way .gossip circulates in a small city like ..this one. You would raise holy ned with us if \v? continued to hand you daily a sh?=t of nothing but items from I'Zokrmo. Singapore. Denver and vq'iat Onler, Ala. It seems peculiar. then, to find folks wanting the ho^'e tr v vn nr'.vs filed in the waste '•*"!:?! : ::st because It Isn't all nrr.:!:7iTt nncl r~<es. ^ ' Althiu^h many .ire wont io think so, us guys ?in"t plugging along down hire for tarns. Ton can't chuckle up an icebcx full oi groceries. 75 Years Ago In Biytheville —Mrs. Robert Smart., formerly of here and now of Richmond. Va., will sing in a radio broadcast Over WRVA, Richmond. Friday afternoon. Mrs. Smart, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson, has become well known as a singer In the Virginia city. Mr. and Mrs. A. Knobeloch. w*rf' ? have been occupying the rtT". deuce ot Mrs. I,. S. Briscoe. 131.' .1 Hearn St. will leave tomorrow for Florida where they plan to spend the rest of the winter. O'NcIl Craig, mid-term graduate of the local high school, left yesterday for Baton Rouge. La., whsr» ho Is to attend Louisiana stat* University. Skyscrapers Answer to Previous Pu«l» HORIZONTAL 4 Fish 1,7 Tallest 5Repos« bviilding of 411 6 Boards a train 12 Heavy 7 Canvas 13 Dried grape 8 Tag (British) HHall 9 Grayer 15 Numbers 10 Names 18 Cravat 11 Store fodder 17 Track 13 American ISTurkistan diplomat river 18 Three-toed 20 City in sloths Oklahoma 21 Those 32 Help / excessively 23 Blind, as a fond falcon 23 Soaked 24 Women's club 25 Pakisl.n 26 Equine animal province 2? Shiny fabric 26 Retain 2BFox 29 Abstract being 30 Senior 33 The — of Trade building In Chicago 36 Commanded 38 Greek name 39 Limb 40 Russian river 41 Knight's title 42 Ruin 4 4 Russian village 45 Sheep (p!.> 47 Inborn 49 Entice again 50 Incarnation 51 Drupe-like fruit 52 Tags VERTICAL IPufts up 2 Breed of sheep (pi.) 3 Source of. . curws _ 28 Cleveland • Union 31 Hermit 32 Renewal S3 Suitable company 34 building in Pitlsburgh 35 Lightly 36 Province in Ecuador 37Venturen 39 Church reccei)! 42 Antitoxins i 43 Molten rock 1 46 Book of Bib!* (ab.) ^i 48 Flap 30

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