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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 5, 1952
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EIGHT BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. Vf. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FKEDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sote National Advertising Represent*lives: Wallace 'Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- ottlcc at Blythcvilte, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October ». 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythcville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per jtSit, J2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. H2.60 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thai thau mayesl hear thine own shame, and ma yes I be confounded tn all that tiiou hast done, fn that thou art 3 comfort unto them.—Ezeklel 16:51. * * * He that blu&hes not at his crime, but adds shamelessne.<y; to shame, hath nothing left to restore him to virtue.—Fuller, -Barbs In all places in the document where "freedom" is mentioned, they (the Communists) want to change It (o "convenience." perhaps freedom to them means an.effort to tread on their sovereign rights—Col. Don Barrow, UN delegate to truce talks. * * * The'.e's nothing wrong with the South that a good dose of democracy wont cure.—Ellis Arnall, former governor of Georgia. * * * I criticize both governments (O. S. and Mexico) for permitting economic slavery. It is doing us tremendous damage internationally by playing into Russian hands for propaganda..—Sen. Wayne Morse (R., ore.) on Mexican workers In U. S. * * t There are two ways to get a bigger slice of the pie. One Is to take H away from your neighbor and the other is for all of us to pitch in and help make a bigger pie.—Adm. Ben Morec-ll, president, Jones & Laughltn Corp. * » « The fight against crime and corruption is not a partisan matter In any sense of the word.—Sen. Estes Kefauver. v Political Situation Reflects Citizens' Lack of Interest Gov. Atilai Stevenson of Illinois may or may not cut a figure in the Democratic presidential race. But we can already be grateful to him for one thing: a willingness to regard politics as a fit endeavor for a man of character and ability. There are too few of his kind in the United States. Stevenson's father told him to slay out of politics. But Adlai changed his mind when he heard of a public opinion poll recording that seven of 10 American parents didn't want their sons in public" life. It was wartime and he was outraged that boys could die in battle but their parents didn't want them to attempt to make a better America. Stevenson's decision to enter politics was one that many more able Americans ought to be making but do not. They adopt the stock attitude that "politics is a flirty business" and no place for a decent Then, of course, they lament the often low level ol" political morals and achievement. How could it .be otherwise when the men most fitted by native talent and education decline to assume public responsibilities? When the field is thus abandoned, it falls naturally to lesser men. The Fame sort of irony is apparent in the attitude of the American citizenry toward last year's disclosures of city corruption by the Senate Kefauver Committee. The response was one of shock and surprise. "Look at the kind of men who are running our local governments. Isn't it shameful?" was a typical reaction. But too frequently these same citizens never went within 100 yards of the voting booth on election days, when they had a chance to do something positive about corrupt and incompetent office- seekers. It ill becomes them to evidence surprise at an outcome which they themselves went far to assure by their indifference to politics. There is not a politician in this country who can stand tip against the aroused indignation of an alert citizenry. That has been proven time and again at the polling place. If venal or weak men hold office, it is because we who have the power to throw them out do nothing about it. No item in the Jong catalog of excuses is really impressive. First we need political recruits from the ranks of men who are plainly marked by brains and experience for public life. This means that many who would prefer to do otherwise must bestir themselves from comfortable jobs and pleasant home surroundings and enlist in the service of their country. N 7 ot to put on . a uniform, but to put on responsibility. And secondly we need a mature, alive citizenry which will work energetically to elect these qualified men. Again, this calls for effort which constitutes an interference with the well-grooved routines of daily living. But such interruption does not seem too high a price to pay for honest and intclligent'govern- ment. If we as citizens are not prepared to do this, and if our able men are not willing to serve, let us slop prating about corruption and incompetence in politics. We are yielding the field to these evils by default, and have no right to expect anything else. -rench Fear Grows asNATO Backs German Rearminq The future of Western Europe's defense program appears brighter. Most of the credit /mist go to the recently ended meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization council at Lisbon. Some of the council's accomplishments, however, look better on paper than they are in reality. For instance, the plan for about 50 combat-ready divisions by the end of this year. Some military authorities believe a figure of about h.ilf that would be more realistic. And while council members themselves have come to productive agreement on the most important points, final approval still must come from their respective countries. And that can cause time-consuming bickering, if not downright balking. Who pays for what is still a major obstacle in the giant arms program? Some of the European countries are hard up, to put it mildly. France is a good example. The United States, already shouldering a great financial burden in Europe, has agreed to give F ranch another ?'IOO,000,000 for rearmament. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the current European defense picture is the sudden rise of Germany, mortal enemy of most NATO countries only seven years ago, as an important column in the defense structure. West Germany is to pay $2,670,000, 000 a year toward tha-.Western Europe defense program, subject to possible adjustments by the Bonn government. The way has also been opened for Germany once again to begin stoking up her great war industries. Just what arms she will be allowed to produce hasn't been completely ironed out. And Theodor Blank, military adviser to West Germany's Adenauer, has told the Germans they are to have a draft to raise 300,000 to -100,000 troops for the European army. Tile agreements which elevate Gei'- niany to a place of equal footing in the European army were not arrived at without a lot of compromises with her ancient enemy, France. The United States and Britain had to give France assurances that Germany will not be allowed to dominate the European army, or to pull her forces out of it when slie pleases. France certainty cannot be blamed for feeling as she does. In fact, political news from West Germany seems to bear out the fcar of France and others (hat tolerance for the principles of Nazism is not dead. U. S. High Commissioner McCloy,, in a quarterly report to the State Department from Bonn, warns of coming "disaster" unless a halt is put to rising German nationalism and the actions of Nazi-like parties. Certainly not all Germany's sins are atoned for by her entry into the European army. SO THEY SAY It is quite &ad the n\iy nilnki have dropped from popularity tn Washington.—Helen Green, Manhattan fur stylist, * * » Contracts are being let ;«IoUy, excessive quantities are being purchased, excessive prices ore be- Ing paid, and luxury items are being stocked, one of the things that Congress must do is ride herd on the military and on civilian authorities,— Sen. Paul Doughs iD., 111.). * * » Popular sentiment favors one man above all others nnd than man U Dwight DLsenhower.— Sen. Henry Cabot Lodgs (R.. Mass.). Now That He's Had a Chance to Look Into It WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 'eter Edson's Washington Column — U.S. Concentrates on Bombers And Reds Stress Interceptors WASHINGTON. (NEA) — Ques- ons on the relative merits of Amer- can and Russian air power are best nswered by comparison of planes, ype for type. In summary, these omparisons are analyzed as show- nussla has concentrated on In- crccptor plane production. This s taken as an Indication that Russia has been primarily Interested In defensive operations up to now. 2. On quality. American planes are considered superior, type for type. This Is not true on quantity , comparisons on I'eicr Edson "» '«"*• Thc u - S.has more bomb- rs, particularly In long rallt-e types. .ussla has more interceptors and ghters. 3. The United States took a holi- ay on plane production at the end f World War II. Russia did not. Russia's greater aircraft production s the result. A. V. Roe Company of Canada, uilclers of the first jet transport, rcdits Russia's rise in Jet proriuc- lon to the British 1047-8 sale and elivery to the Soviet of 55 Rolls P-oyce Jet engines. Much to U. S. nnoyance. the British even in- ited Russian technicians to take a otlrse in maintenance at the Rolls Royce plant In England. Soviet ngineers went on from there MIO-1VS AN!) SABIiKJKTS BATED NEARLY EQUAL Today the Russian MIG-15 and he U.S. F-86 Sabrejet have the Is a lighter plane, ( landings in Siberia during the war which resulted In giving the Russians their start on heavy bomber production. The B-29. with speeds of around 350 miles-an-hour. is rapidly becoming obsolete on missions where it may encounter Jet interceptors. The same applies to the TU-4. REDS PRODUCING HIGH- SPEED TACTICAL BOMBERS A new Russian type 31 bomber has now been Identified. It has a The MI making it, better at higher altitudes! The F-86 is considered superior at lower levels. In the Korean war. in air-to-air battles between the two n>anes, the score has been 166 iiro-io's shot down, to 23 F-86's. This ratio Is 7'j-to-one. In many air battles over Korea recently, the American planes have bfen outnumbered by similar ratios. Superiority of American pilots and their radar fire control equipment is given credit for the advantage. There is a dispute amon? pilots over armament. U. S. standard equipment is the .50-cai. machine gun. which fires up to 1500 rounds a minute. Russian armament is predominantly 240-mm. and 30-mm.— even 31-mm. cannon, which fire only 700 rounds a minute. For high-speed aircraft, there is an advatage In more rapid fire. Heavier aircraft cannon and ammunition add to the weight of a plane iwd so reduce its combat time. Tests are now under way to determine if U. S. equipment should be changed. On all-weath'- interceptors, the U. S. has the i--9t Northrup and the F-80 Lockheed In production, but the numbers In service are still low. Soviet Russia is believed to have few if any planes of this type, except perhaps experimentally. MTG-19 and YAK-21 and 25 rocket interceptors have been Identified. But, they have nnt been in, over Korea.- So their characteristics are not known. On bombers, the most publicized Russian model has been the TU-4. Tins Is a direct steal of the Ameri- ame engine thrust. The U.S. F-3i!can B-29. It was American mlsfor- Thunderjet is not considered a j tune in this instance, in being natch for the latest Russian models. I forced to make emergency B-29 'Strange Bedfellows' In Fight against Reds By JAMES MAKI.OW WASHINGTON If, — The struggle against communism m«fcf« strange bedfellows for the United States. Indochina k a good numpto. Even with American help the French in Indochina hav«nt b*»n able to whip the Communist Vietoilnh troops. And the Communist* ta turn haven't been able to win decisively even with help from Red Chin*. The fact is the French are doing badly. After six years of struggle against Ho Chi Minn's Vietmlnh the French steadily are being pushed back. In the past 21 months, the United The DOCTOR SAYS B.r EDWIV T. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service It a person has had some severe disease or serious operation, he or she can't expect to get out of bed at once, feel full of pep and vigor, and start in right away with all the work and pleasures of life. On the contrary, after a serious illness or operation, one must plan on a period of recovery of strength and health which is called convalescence. This is often a discouraging time, particularly when It seems to drag on and on. Yet convalescence from a disease or an operation is an Important part of trie recovery process and the need for It should be recognized. Rest is the main key to convalescence. H£<it in bed is generally required at first; the person who gets up too soon or stays up too long may suffer a relapse which delays the return of perfect health, Daring convalescence everything, particularly exercise, should be done slowly. The periods out of bed should be short at first. Gradually, they can be extended. Fatigue should be avoided. How one feels after being up is a good .sign as to whether one is pushing oneself just right too much or In addition to gradually mcrea.=- ing the activity, plenty of sleep and soft but substantial foods are desirable. Most convalescents require frequent small meals rather than a few large ones. MAY NEED SPECIAL FOODS Special foods may be needed at this time, just what of course, depends on the disease or operation experienced and must be Individually prescribed. Tine use of small frequent feedings of easily digestible food is almost always the same, however, regardless of the type of illness suffered. Convalescents from disease or operation should relax and real- — - -- - v -*" " ""•> " "iJeiuuori snouia relax and real speed of over 450 miles-an-hour and ize the fact that they cannot expect a range of 6500 miles. These char- recovers to happen nr-hnriefinr- »-m n « n U1« n, _ i. i- ., v "".^(Jcn all at . - u ,,, . ^-.w •-1 v » n_f niippfii ;ui at oncp actenstics will enaole the 31 to Many people are irnnatient to ? et make two-way trips from Russian vvcl! and tend to take ph»n»« ?„„ bases to some targets In the United States. It Is reported that by the end of the year Russia may have some 10 or 20 planes of this type, equipped with turbo-prop engines. This wilt make the plane rough!?- comparable to the B-36 bomber, which the O. S. has in much greater quantity. Surpassing the B-36. the United States lias the B-47. It is in the 600 mile-an-hour class, but is not yet available In quantity. In the offing is the 8-52. But it won't be in use for some time. fn light bombers, with a 1300- mile rnnr,e, thi> Russians have a type 27. It Is powered by two jet engines which give it a speed of around son miles-an-hour. There is also a new Russian type 35 with a speed of 550. The Russians are believed to have 800 of these 2Ts and 35's, with a production rate of about 1000 a year. These planes are in the class of the British Canberra, on which U. S. production is Just beginning and the American B-45, of which there are only a few In service. In the light tactical bomber field the U. S. is far behind. well and tend to take chances too soon. The gradual Increase of activity, proper diet and resumption of normal life Is the best guarantee that convalescence will progress as rapidly as can reasonably be expected. The return of fully normal vigor and pep may take longer than anticipated, but the proper activity during this period uncl the right mental attitude pays off In the end. States has pumped more than 808 million dollars in military aid to the French In Indochina. And th« Chinese Communists have poured, vast supplies southward to th« Vietmlnh. This has been a steady drain on the United States and China, both i of which could have used their ^ military supplies elsewhere. It's been a steady drain on the French, too. It's kept 170,000 troops pinned flown there who could otherwise be used In the defenses of Western Europe. And the French losses In in p chlna have spread discontent What the French want In Indo. china Is what they've always wanted: undisturbed possession, tt'a been their colony a long time, and ' they want to keep it that. * • • THEIR RECORD IN Indochina . has been shabby. They've treated it as a colony, exploiting It and its people. The democracy they K S?H -?' h ° me was something they didn't export to Indochina. They seemed, and still seem, un- fh . n 8et " tt ' rou B h 'heir heads, that the age of Western colonial- Ism in Asia Is finished. At the end of World War n the* were washed up and .done In Indochina and would have remained done if the British hadn't balled hem out by holding the line (or t them until France could get troom back In. *^ The French today have about as much right In Indochina as we'd have by trying to move In and take over Mexico, still. If they withdrew or collapsed, all Southeast Asia would be open to communism, That's why the Chinese Communists are giving the Vietmlnh what help they can. And, for the opposite reason — to keep communism from taking over all Eastern Asia —the United States is helping (ha French. • • • AS A RESUI/T, the people of Indochina are caught between the two forces which have made their country a six-year battlefield: the struggle between the West and communism. It's a power struggle In a. small land. This is the coldblooded view ' of what's happening in Indochina; stripped of any fancy talk. It's worth remembering in case we get> • more deeply Involved. And we may." veteran Associated correspondent, re- Larry Allen, Press foreign correspondent, re- m ported last night from Indochina ™' that the people there think neither the French -nor the Vietmlnh can win without outside Intervention. He said. "The question uppermost in many minds Is: Who Is going to Intervene first—the Red Chinese - the United Nations?" The United States and China ara both Intervening with military supplies. The big Intervention could be the sending of foreign troops. n't afford to give up any cute tricks in the attempt to reach dummy. The enemy would just run their diamonds at once. Only one pair played the hand at six clubs. At that table, the South Player took the first trick with the ace of diamonds and then rattled off seven rounds of clubs with great speed. The opponents got a bit rattled, especially when declarer discarded the three hearts from dummy — so they also discarded the hearts freely. Thereupon South took the ace of led another heart. IN HOLLYWOOD By EUSKINE JOHNSON .VEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) - Home | COO, Who's saying Hollywood won't udiences who have been seeing ; ue the world's TV capital? }eor?e Raft, as a glossy-black- j * - . hnired movie king in "Mr. Ace," I R tl | skelton'5 now ahead of Miland other movies sold to TV, arc ton Boric in popularity ratln s . It's , due for a double-take when Geor h.'t.s thrir home TV screens I'm The Law" scries, The Raft pompadour vvll still be here, but in glorious, natural gray. "! play a roving detective who's " . Red. Arthur Godfrey and Brrle In . In ills ^ (hi- v,in. place and show spols. i Then- ore now 100 "Fireside ; ntrr" films on celluloid Thc- Loretta . . . career as a lioofcr." ..,j k o( Norman MrLeod " me. "We keep savin; rr:ln lad a past Grorpe told hat the hoofing d^ys were ion., ico. There has to be some explana- 1011 for my tray hair." The scries will have a.s a bscX- ;round N'r-w York City, and Georce. .vho is a 50-per-rpnt owner of thi 1 series, (htnks of It as "an annuily if It clicks." The Raft explanation for his decision not to retire front act-Ing. "I know that I .said I was re- tlrir.s. I wanted to. I don't, know , t v iu what pcrsuaried me to make more • thirtv- ptcturcs. I didn't want to.' 1 ' . Yoi:n~s the latest big star to sign f or a Tv fji m series. . There's the vct- mwic di , mo -, guiding Joan Uavis' telepicfures. A fed - up - with - commercials TVlew[>r on the phone to a video "I don't know whether you know if or not. but there's some mystery Picture interrupting your corn- Dr. E. L. Field, of Melbourne. Australia, for use In a contest. One of these hands is shown today. West opens the king of diamonds, and South wins with the ace. He is expected to lay down the ace of spades and then lead the six of clubs from his hand. If East takes his eight of clubs, dummy's seven of clubs becomes an entry. South can lead the deuce of clubs to the seven and then discard his losing hearts on the king and queen of spades. East is expected to see this danger, and he rises to the emergency by refusing to win a trick with his eight of clubs. Now South can huff and puff, but he will still lose two heart tricks. He cannot reach TV for Crawford will appear on S200.{100 a year for 26 minute telefilms. So far j there are no takers, and network j brass is screaming that her price The slory's heiiw told tint Harry [is too hich. . . . The Dean Martin- Cohan o: Columbia pictures was, Jerry Lewis NBC-TV charity mar- offcrert Sici.Cfifl.OW for television ! athon has hem set for March 14- richt.s to Columbia's film library | 13 in New York. dating up to 1046. I ... The tnslrlc: The offer was for •20.rW.ntf~ and Harry turned (t down on the theory that he'll eventually pet an even bigccr price. It's all .is sfrretive as You-Kno',v- VYhn's election plans, but Pirht top writers have been assienrd to turn J out the f'.rst scripts for UI's mam- \ moth television film program. . . .' Bine Cros'.n- has made xip his mind arrml TV. He'll tio it on film this ! fall. There's still no format, thoMh ', he doesn't want to follow the pat- imi of his radio show. NEW TV C:\riTAI,? Initial cost <i[ CBS's new Television City i n Hollywood will be 512.000,000. FwaJ cost, wil! b« $33,000,- Psrlor Hira.ihs: Barbara StaJi yrk's apprarince on TV is a See HOLLYWOOD on Page 10 9 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Science Isn't the Complete Solution Br OSU'AI.n JACOBV Written for NKA Scn-tce Sc.ine of the most interesting rnnds T have ever seen were constructed by Dr. J. L. ThwaiUi Wld 75 Ago In Blytheville This editorial Is directed to those citizens. . . who because of thoughtlessness, tiiiancial stringency or aJiy other reason have not paid the pledges they made to the 570.000 fund which was subscribed to bring K major industrial payroll to Blytheville. Don't, put the matter off and thus be responsible for delaying and perhaps jeopardizing the entire project. . ." (Prom an editorial concerning location of the Rlce- KORTB AKQJ53 V J73 « 1098 WEST VK9J2 + J South 24 3 + 64 BAST A108S2 VQI06 • JT53 SOUTH (D) * A V AB5 # A + AKQJ10961 North-South v-ul. Wes* North E»a» Pass 2 * Pass Pass 3 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead the dummy to get. his discards It's a beautiful hand, and 1 congratulate my Australian friends on their inse-muty. Nevertheless. 1 must, report what happened when I flipped this hand into a duplicate board at n local duplicate game re ceinly. South usually played the hand at .Mx-no trump instead of six clubs. ' c 'i~— With t diamond, opening, be could- clanking the king and queen on the same trick. His last heart was now good. It looks like a verv silly defense by East and West, but it isn't easy to find five or six fast discards against a declarer who is playing quickly and a trifle mpattently. Stix factory here.) These of/Icers have been elects in the Good Citizenship Club c the Central School third grade Jnre Reid, president; Elizabet Small, vice president: Fred Fowle secretary; Don Chamblin, treasut er. At the Opera HORIZONTAL 1 Opera by Puccini, "La 7 Opera by Bizet L3 Warnings 14 Melodious 15 Milk- curdle* 16 Rest 17 Commanded 18 Small islands J in rivers ' 20 Spread ' 21 Summer (Fr.) * 22 Small lizards 23 Unaspiratcd 2 2-1 Fastens again 26 Wilted 2 27 Rodent 28 Equality 29 Psyche parts 31 Walks in water 34 Communication 38 Prayers 39 Inner tree bark 40 Russian town 41 Snare 42 Openingi 43 Stable 44 Swimming 46 Opera by Wagner, "Tristan and 48Cilyinlndia 49 Stairway posts 50 Leases again 51 Packing disc lor water pipes VERTICAL 1 "The - ol Seville" 2 Ester of oleic acid 3 German composer 4 Sea eagle 5 Madame (ab.' > Couriers 7 Vehicles B War god 9 Tear ) Disputed [ Hebrew ascetic 2 Lacked D Possessive prououn 2 Habitat plant forms 3 Household gods 1 U ^ ;i iH / 31 34 «] W « W 32 j 5T 1 m 2S 2? ''<% K i i ', ~ E 4ns j i F D e i T X E tVi A y i IE 5 T I K T E S E « ;r r. s K E e R U to K ~?- ~t N E t-i i A • U F Pre M = L_ •• ^J 5 M Z. 1 r F= = ^ vio U V A L. 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