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PAGE SIX MKK.1 COttRTER NKTTf THE BLYTIIEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W HAINF.S, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Malinger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Dlytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 9. 1911 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier m the city of niythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is m»ln- tained, 25c per week. By mall, irilhlii a radlu.i ol 60 miles. |5.00 per year, $2,50 for six months, |1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone S12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Again, the devil laketh him up inln an exceeding high jiiountaitij and slicu'elh him all the kingdoms of tlie world, and (he glory of them, —MatltiiK -1:8. + * * The devil is very near at hand to who, like monarchy are accounlnble to none but God lot theiv actloos.—Gustavus Adolph\is. Barbs A tcnnit- expert snys short pants are healthful. But not the kind that prevent deep breathing, * « « A hcn-i^ckcd husband is the felloH- whu gets Hie crosSHord puzzle a/lei ail tlie most riliflcult words are filled in. + * * The flu reminds us that maybe we should give an advance warning to house flies: human beings carry genus. * * » If you waul lieoplc to always believe you when you icll Ibe truth, never jret Into the habit of lying. * * * You might jusl (is well offer n penny for a person's thoughts—that's about nil you can buy with it. We Must Blame Ourselves For Garrison State Today Refoi-e World War II, many Americans argued that we .should keep aloof from Europe's troubles and maintain this counlry as a stronghold, even a model, of democracy. Others contended lliat a victorious Hitler would compel tlte United Slates to make itself nn armed camp—n garrison state. The argument ran that in no other way could we he sure of stand- Jug out ngainst a German invasion at Hitler's pleasure. At Ihat time we chose the course of the Western allies, and ultimately we were drawn into war. This entry was not of our choosing. Rut u-e were dead set against any course thai promised us a solitary existence as an island of freedom ringed by tyrannical enemies. Though that threat died with the demise of the Nazi regime in 19J5, talk of Hie garrison state did not. We are heiii-iiif; the phrase again today, in a new context. But mostly it is being bandied about by men who do not seem to grasp the situation we are in. The men who speak frequently of the garrison state these days usually argue that this country will become one if it continues to spend as heavily for defense as it is now doing. Offering their own judgments of Russia's capabilities and purposes, they sunpl ysay this spending is not necessary, that the threat of war is small. A good many Americans may question whether (hese glib assurances ought to be accepted in substitution for military judgments to the contrary. But that is not the point to be made here. What is pertinent is th.-tt in a very real sense we already have a garrison state in this country. When you spend 950 billion to ?GO billion a year for defense, that is, hardly the normalcy of unruffled peacuiuio. To be sure, we are not in the process of creating a huge standing army, navy and air force in expectance of attack at any moment. We are trying to get by with a minimum force, phis sufficient ready industrial capacity to enable i* to shift into war gear "speedily if an emergency arises. But the mere fact that we must go that far takes us well out of the realiu of normal peacetime living. If wc are not to be «n armed camp, we are at least to be semi-armed. We are building a garrison, even though it is not now to be fully manned and equipped. So it is really pretty pointless to mutter darkly about the garrison state. The world situation compels it. Our own past mistakes in measuring the char- acter and aims of the Russian leaders have led us to this. The blame for those urrors must fall widely on many shoulders; it cannot be put upon a subversive few. Riilher than lament about a gnrrisou slate which is already hero, our com- plaincrs might better bemonn the general short-sightedness a n d shallow judgment wliicli gave Russia such tremendous headway mid forced us to adopt this course in mi effort to redress the world balance of power. Readers' Views To the MHor: TJie n-tak link ill our drain of defense of the United status is our tactical uir concept. The main idea in our over-all, and c--ipc'ciallv the Air J''cncc, is strategic bombing, if we can destroy and paralyze the enemy production centers and Oie transportation system, we can force the t-ntiny into surrender. On paper, this is very fine and in the long run nmy he cheaper. Hut in sctual combat In Korea. H has not worked out that way. Sines the enemy has its |>rivi!i'B«l bawi, we are nut allowed to briiiu out, slraU'tic bombing concepts Intti action. Wo had to scrap out strategic bomljing idea for the present and tnll hack on our tactical air arm, which was wuofully weak and not prepared for sl'Ch a mission as |)ie«i:ntcd itself in Korea. The UcllcaJ nir arm should be .separated from the Air l-oicc iiltoBctlier and integrated into the Hcgulsr Army under the command of a regular ground foice officer and treated the siime as any other aim of the services; imnielj', the infantry, armored Cavalry and Artillery. The nir divisions could be clarified as light and lic.ivy divisions. The liglil divisions would be composed of fighter planes and liRlil attack bombers for the support of the uioiind forces. The light attack bombers would licive hanassiiif and bombing targets of opportunity directly behind the fjgbimg fronts as their primary mission. Tile heavy divisions could be u,:ed for nistlit bombing and attacks on lighter bases close to the front line areas. Interchange of officers of the tactical air and groun ncombat forces should be a must. This would ln-lp familiarize the officers of the different, arms with cncli other's problem.?, which in turn would bring a greater flexibility and cohesion of (he different arms. There Is no reason why the Army should not have a tactical air force as good or better than the Mni-me Corps, which, incidentally, has one of the finest tactical air groups in the world. (Il i s ) comniiuulcii by a .Marine officer 1 , not a Navy officer. If we do not have a good, well-trained tactical air group and the war In Korea spreads into World War III, the strategic air concept will not save u.s. While the Air Force is on its strategic bombing mission.;, the Russians may overrun Europe with Ihcir ground forces under eover of swarms o ( tactical aircraft. Billy KiiiR .::;'/:.. • Blytheville Views of Others Stossen Demand Proper On McGrath's income Whether Harold SU.ssen. an avowed candidate for the presidency, was mixing a little political medicine Thursday is unimportant. His questions of Ally. Gen. J. Howard McCrnth call for reply. Briefly, what ex-Governor Stassen says Is this: McOrath became Governor of Rhode Island in 1!HO. in that office and as Solicitor General of the United States and. since 1949. Attorney General, he has beci) roiiUmtously in public employment. Rhode Island pays its Governor 415.000 annually. The United States Solicitor General gets $15,000. The Attorney General is paid 522,500. For most of the period since 1910. tlie income tax has pm from a 20':; to a asri bite on salaries nt that size If as Mr. sta«scn thinks, McOrnth Is ivorlli :i million today, how clicl he get it? Of course, the money could be made fairly and honestly. But in the case of public servants, tho electoral,: is entitled to a full and frank rxfllun- ntion. This is not an invasion O f privacy n is Inform,-, I ioi> the public is entitled to have of any man whom it employs, it is especially Important, in the cas^ of Mr Mi-Oiath. as the President lias put him in charge of imoMii;atini! administrative conuption. Whether that wns an act of complete naivete or sheer fffronlrry. you n-nuld rmvc to know tin workings of twtli Truman and Mc- Or.ith minds to lie sure, riut to say the Irr.r.t. it is not an appointment, thai has raised cheers among the people who want complete Integrity in our government. Mr. stassen's demand is eminently proper Mr. McGialh's Hnswer is preeminently necessarv —Dallas Morning News SO THE YSAY We've got a lot ot little grass fires going all over the country, and there will be more of thrm by convention time. We aren't fighting anybody We ar« just wailiiiR. -Willinm Hen.soii. of tlie 1 Demand MacArtluir" movement. * * * • So Icnii as the Inimul H'vrnuc Bureau is a p.irt O! the TrcasMiy IVpavtmrnl, the final decisions nnd tax coil.-rtmg polirios will be niadr 111 n Ijolitirsl almaspherc.—Hep Carl Curtis (R-Nrb.l * * * I don't know \vho my i\innir.g mate might be, and I 1:6vc no choice between senator Tafi and General Eisenhower as opponrnlc They'd filher one be lough.—Sen. Estes Kefauvcr. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —(NBA) | Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney. Chair- —uiargDs uj three U. S. senators Hold Everything! , FKKTOAnT 20, 1953 Peter Edson's Washington Column — With Its Governor under Fire Spotlight Is Now on Puerto Rico Chairman of the Constitutional hat Puerto Rico's first elected Gov. Luis Munoz-Marin is a dictator torn « nc-.v attention en this Amerian island territory. On .March 3. Puerto Ricans will co to tiie polls to vote on a ie\v constitution. Et was drafted at l special constitutional convention held in San Juan Iro;n Sept. 17. 1951 to Feb. 6. man of the Senate's Committee on I convention was Dr. A. Fernos-Isern insular Affairs, has promised full Puerto Rico's delegate to the U.S. investigations. This Puerto Rican constitution 1'etcr Edson 1552. All political parties participated— Vtmoz-Marin's o»'ii Popular Democratic majority party and over 201 wculd provide for something new in the American government. It would give Puerto Rico a "coiiitnon- weallh" status instead of its present, territorial tie to the United States. "For a long time, the people o! Puerto Rico have been emotionally all mixed up over the issue of independence as opposed to American colonialism," says Governor Munoz ill talking about this new constitu- ticn. J-i'fcUher independence nor colonialism would be good for Puerto of the opposition Republican and I Rico> ne declarc s- Statehood might ndependent. parties. Final vote tm ' ! come later, but the island isn't adoption was 83 to 3, with one ab- ready for !t yet - cntee—nearly unanimous approval, -UUNOZ WORKED FOR NEW This constitutional conu-niion was authorized by a lav.- passed by STT-UF - "II I had been a dictator." said he U.S. Congress in July 1950. If ihe governor. "I would have favor- the Puerto Rican voters approve) ed independence." what he accu- t on March 3, this constitution will | ally worked for was this new con- come to the U.S. President and j tractural relationship to tie Puerto Congress for final approval. '-• ...—.. 1 Rico to the United states. Congress. Governor Miincz was one of the 92 elected delegates, though an admittedly influential one. Under the present form of government, the Puerto Rican governor has the power to declare martial law and to suspend civil liberties. Under the new constitution, these powers of the governor are revoked —at Afunoz-Marin's own urging. That is one example he cites of his "dictarial" leanings. When the Nationalist party staged its revolt in 1930. trying to assassinate both Governor Munoz and President Truman, the Puerto Rican governor was urged to declare martial law. tie refused. The revolt was over in 48 hours. This he cites as another example of his "distor- ial" methods. Under the present form of government. Puerto Rican courts are under the attorney general, who is appointed by the governor. Under the ne-A- constitution, the courts would be under the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who would be SEE EHSON on fage 10 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKfN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Carmspondent HOM/i WOOD For I y n^,° l "if, : D " a l '° "but still very buddy-buddy and there's Exclu- TV," Barbara confided °' Cnn ' Wam '° d ° R ° n tilm 1J °nV '<«• ThC> '-' C ! tne Perfection that can be achieved. rumor that they arc cookinc up a TV series barer! on the great lovers of hiMory. . . . The" mime of Evelyn Keyrs' fourth hu.ib.-mcMo- ie, now can be told. He's a hu-kv vounjj Argentine diplomat, MK-ue! AriKCl l/ipez Leculic. who pla'vcd end on Stanford's 1947 football 'cum. . . . Ann Sothcrn's on the verpc of sicnin-j one of thoic mil- 'mn-ilollar TV contracts. With CBS, [ luar. . . . Withdrawal of Kt'Tlm? y<i<-n"s divorce action dnc.-r 1H.1U a reconciliation. Mrs. H:iy*.'.-n will do the filing If tiicre is to be i ill vorcc. You get the right properties, the rlt'ht director—and you're In business. "Too many people sit in their living rooms and criticise television. They should view It with i little tolt-r.-ince." Nervous about the TV cameras? "Cameras! Look, they never worry me. 1 refuse to pay any attention to them--whether It's movies or television." R'.-membc-r Pauline Stark, the sl- If'iit movie tjuccn with the high chcnk bonc-s and the deep violet C;.C-.T? She's been In retirement for Columbia is pliuuiin 'last Horiz./ir liileil Klumaa t.a." . . . Paramount will >Mie Alan L.-cld's big hi!, "T/.r, Years Before Mic MnM." ! nb ,ut 20 years and is now planning ',"'"„ 1" i a ' :omflbi <ck. Probably at Warners. " "'" ' ^" ''5.1 .Sticks l/'n for Eva Not to take anything away from It means a 'r-i>:ir:itirm from nr-,v hubby Glenn Ijnau. '.vho's in N«-.v York, but Adele Jeraons h:-s a:;m'J 10 cto 1.: npiiear.-nicTS on a Il'.llv- 'iil-rn-iuinntc-il TV show. Suti,u»; iky abntit the marriare th<m:h i:ib Crosby and antunmc-i-r llfl Sliarbutt were cliscnissini; the lalf-.l "Club i.v wht-n i)cl >,ii<i. "i srp m Ihe p.-,plT 111.-!! ™-|.-,l uotklTA ,.,}• a small !> ,y regards his bl^ er as :i f.irlu-::,.- 1 "Ah.Klmoly." Mid Hob. "Th:iV. ju^t what. Hin^ h hk" to nn- -Kl. Knn\ " IV-nm -M.ikcs TV Convert Haiiiara Kl.ip.wyrk. whn was -.:iv- i«« "N»l llltcrc-.-tl'd" to TV |>l .diir- M'.nnths t);u'k. h;!S • !):nu- ui aljmit Miariim the [i;u- -• «-ilh Kf-tl .^kcltdn I-.IK! Ilu-kok i>* a re.-ull nf h.-i ,il "D J:n-k Drum'-. CB.S a ho.ip uf .•ajolln-.. uii f.iml,i Christian, who got the role. >.ut Zsa 7,-a GiVoor turned down the j>firt of the curvaceous maid In Stanley Kramer'., "The Happy Time." Zsa x,-ia was furious at the i<l r -i o; being offered the part that In r sl-.ter. Eva oabor. originated on ihe New York stage and hop- pniv mail because Kramer wouldn't I'-t Eva duplicate it on celluloid. N'ot in the Script: Marie Wilson, llalliiii! MX- weeks of marriage: ".i.-ul tl,rf sail! it wouldn't last!" Director Michael Curti*. In- M.-urliin j.inr Wymim hon- to do :•-.-! liii'naiigi? moment in 'The Will Hn^rrs stfirj": "Walk into the room with a *l("im In yrnir eye." * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bv OSWALD JACOBY Mrillen fi/r NBA Service Protect Yourself For the Future When you need every trick in a suit, you must often play it in wide- op';n style. When you can afford to (jive uj> one trick in the suit, however, it is often possible to take out s^nie insurance against a bad ttrvrik or a bad eucss. For example, consider the club (suit in the hand shown today. If you m''(\ all Jive clubs, your best chance is to take two finesses through East In the hope that he has both the rjuccm and the jack. If yiAi need only four clubs, however, your percentage play Is to lay down the ace first and then enter dummy to lead the nine throuBh Kast. The Intention Is to the nine ride if East follows suit with a low club. When Larry Hirsch, well-known rhi!<ni Wrbb W j|i he i-ojc's biv; in-i-.|c,il Jim- for |r)52 it movie-goers wt ;<<, enthusiastic about, his danc- iii-.' nitii (riimcr HORcrs In "Dream :l'Mt" a e theater audiences did whMi ),.: t:i|ii>«l the light fantastic in .;o;ne nf the Hroadway's greatest n-.u-.irnl )>!!>. Whuff more, it was Clifton, hlm- ••< If. *lw asked ihe studio for .1 'hiiiuv to disjilay his dancing skill. ; " I had my heard cardio- NORTH 29 V K84 » AQ108S 4-380 wrst EAST AQJ108 A97S42 VJ5 VQ1097S * <J42 A3 SOUTH (D) * AK ¥ A 62 » 975 * AK 1075 Both sides vul. South West North Kwtt 1* Pass 1 + 2 X.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4t Q Pass Pass Anglo-American Korea War Pact 'Good News' By DON WIIITKIIEAD WASHINGTON (/P>—there Is cheering news lor Americans in Uio disclosure that Britain secretly has lined ui> with the United Slates on a Korean War plan which may be used in dealing with the Chinese Ileds. Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. Repeatedly in the account of tho early Christian church in tlie first few of the Book of the Acts it is stated that the disciples had all things in common. It was an Ideal situation, for "8 re at grace was upon them all," the common fund was distributed "unto each according as any one. had need," and nobody lacked. Moreover, It was a voluntary sort of communism, very unlike the modern-day dictatorships established in violence and force. Yet this apparently Ideal early Christian communism did not last, and tlie various attempts to cs- tublish ideal communistic communities have failed, though some, like the famous Oneida Community, became economically profitable. Why did early Chrislian communism fail? chiefly because the Christians themselves failed, but also because by Its very nature communism denies a wholesome sense of Individualism in faith and action and substitutes enforced discipline for a free and voluntary expression of the impulses of brotherly love. If all Christians, lx>lh then and later, had been as nobly unselfish as Barnabas, whose whole course as recorded In the Book of the Acts ought to be studied for Its inspirn- tion, much might have been, and still might be, possible. But there were Anantases and Sapphiras (Acts 5) In that early church, whose secret motives were selfish. Just why that couple should have, been among the Christian disciples at all is not 'clear. They were under no obligation to profess"something in which they did not believe. In fact it is difficult to account for the presence of some in the early church who seem to have lacked any deep or real sense of the religion they professed. What worldly motive could have induced any one to join a small company, subject to derision and persecution, seems hard to understand, yet Paul's Epistles make the facts quite plain. Loafers, grafters, and cycophants are always in evidence where they can prey upon the kindliness and goodwill of others. The notion that Christians should love one another, and the evidence that they did so apparently impressed some who set out to take advantage of that love. No man believed in brotherly love more than the Apostle Paul, but he was an eminently man and no shallow sentimentalist. He supported himself by working at hts own craft of tent-making. When he saw lasy. loafing professed Christians using the doctrine of love to assert the obliga- tion of others to support them, Paul laid down the law in no un- dummy with a heart to the king in order U) return the nine of clubs. East would show out, and South would have to put up the king of clubs hastily in order to go after the diamonds. But now South would ue at the mercy of his guess in diamonds. Hirsch eliminated this guesswork by making the percentage play in diamonds. After winning the second trick with the nee of clubs, he entered dummy by leading a diamond to the ace. This careful play was rewarded when East dropped the Jack of diamonds. This made it clear that four diamond tricks could be won f the suit were continued. Hence Hirsch continued the diamonds and made his contract with an over New York expert, played this hand, he saw the percentage play in clubs but this did not blind him lo another percentage play in i:i'i my Kind coins!. I've never u'-i N'r in inj- life. t;i\s ix-loro turn jour he loUt me, "then r a-k- [different suit! find i<i tvaiiier lo help me wrst opened the queen of spades, md Hirsch won \vilh the king. He paw he might make his contract with two spades, two hearts .one diamrmd. and tour clubs. He ulcers, oiiscrves cli.irlrs Scluiee. | (iierefore began the clubs correct•Mm tlip prevalent .ithncnl in mo- j ly by laying nown tho ace. vIcloMu Ij Ihc Iccvcejccbces, j Many a player would not enter l lias rorsotton all about trick by winning and two tricks other suits. four diamonds in each of the In this secret pact made last May Britain agreed to join the United Stales in bombing Rcci China air bases If those bases are used for launching heavy air attacks apainst. the United Nations forces in Korea MINIS'] KR Wi list 01* Churchill disclosed the deal to th™ House of Commons Tuesday night and said he had reaffirmed it on his recent visit to Washington. He also salt) there was neronment on joint action of a "more limited character" In event the truce talks break down and heavy fighting is resumed in Korea. Tliis means: 1. A dangerous gap has been narrowed In Brillsh and American policies for dealing with possible developments in Korea. 2. Adversity again has drawn Ihese two great allies closer—rather than driven them nsutKl?r. 3. A. guarantee of gre.itrr security for the troops righting in Korea. .* * * IT WAS ONLY little more than a year ago the British refused even to approve permission for U.N. pilots to follow Hed planes across the Valil River in "hot pursuit" of the enemy. American military and government leaders favored the "hot pursuit" policy It would have permitted our pilots to chare the Red fliers. across the Manchnrian border dU'H Ing their aerial battles. But Britain was among the nations which turned down the proposal, made by Gen. Douglas Mac- Arlhiir, because they believed it might provoke spreading the war beyond t.he boundary of Korea The United States did not want to "go It alone" in such cases and always sought the approval of the Allies on such policies. OXE OF THE great fears of American military men has bren that the Chinese might combine a new ground offensive with all-out air attacks launched from Mrm- churian and Chinese air bases. In such an attack, the Allies would be lighting with one hand tied behind their back if they couldn't sbash the Red air bases immediately wherever they might be. The best way to stop enemy air assaults and protect troops from them is to batter the bases from which the attacks are launched. The U.S.-British agreement opens the way for this kind of retaliation and knits the Allies ever, closer r.ljj a firm base of planning for future possibilities in Korea. 75 Years In Blytheville Miss Pauline Russell, who will leave within a few days for Sail Dlcgo, Cat., where she is to be married to Chester Biggins, former ly of here, was guest of honor at a shower party given Friday nisht at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F E Fox. Miss Cora LEG Coleman and Miss Mary Gray returned today from Little Rock, where they spent the week end with Mrs. Howard Pi-actor, and family. Paul E. Cooley, former Mississippi County auditor, who has been employed lately in Memphis, Is to return here this week as full time county auditor. certain terms: "If any would not work, neither should he cat." Tlie Christian Gospel and the Christian life enjoin brotherly love^ but they enjoin equally IncUvidu* responsibility. * Paul found no inconsistency in putting together two texts: "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the of Christ," and "Kvcry man must bear his own burden," That is great and important teaching for today. 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