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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER T, 1949 TILE BLYTHEViLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. PubUshej JAMES U VERHOEFF. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager sole Nation*! Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltraer Co. New Vort ClUcago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u «econd ctn*i matter at the po«t- office at Blytieville, Arkansas, undei act OS Contress. October », 1»». Member of The Assoc]»t*d Prta SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier to the city at Blythevllle ot anj suburban town where carrier service It maintained, 20o per <seet, or 850 pel month By mall, within a radius of 60 miles »4.00 pel year. S2.00 (or sli months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone »10.00 per ?e« payable to advance. Meditations And we know that the Son of God U come, »nd hath given us an nnflfrslatiding. Hint we may know him that Is (rue, and we sre In him that Is trur, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This ts the true God, and eternal life.—I John 5:2. * * * •: Near, so very "ear to God. Nearer I cannot be; For in the person of his Son I am as near as he. Catesljy Pasct. Barbs The shortest days of the year are tile longest to children waiting for old St. Nick! * * • Forgelfulness is a virtue only if you can remember the right things to forget. w • » A writer says golfers rarely are moved by scenery. If only the reverse were true. * * * The weatherman can take a back seal when It conies fo wrong cuessinfc. Have you been following the football forecasters? • » » An Englishman bought a silver tea set that had belonged to royalty. He'll never reign, but how he'll pour! Citizens .Unconcerned Over Socialistic Trends There is no evidence the American people want socialism. Nor is there any convincing sign they believe the country is heading that way. Indications are numerous that they do not take seriously repeated warnings from many quarters that the all-powerful slate is just around the corner. The recent New York senatorial election, in which big government was the issue, affords the latest example. That election, in the view of seasoned observers, suggested strongly that there is little political capital in these warnings of a rush toward socialism. Earlier this year some conservatives in and out. o£ the Republican Parly sei'/.ed upon the word ''statism" to express what they deemed to be the philosophy of big government. But now the Gallup poll reports that more than two-thirds of the people have no idea what the term is supposed to mean. The voting majority may or may not be right in choosing to ignore the alarms. After all, no one really knows where the nation is heading. Aiul that is not a condition peculiar to our time, although admittedly trends may be more difficult to measure accurately in this confusing age. Bui suppose there is real danger to freedom in the present course of gov- tt eminent. How could the peri! be made understandable to the people? They have listened so long and so often to cries of doom that their resistance is high. Terms like "socialism," "regimentation," "dictatorship," "big government" and "statism" fall on deaf ears. r The latest to sound warning is James F. Byrnes, former secretary of si ate. For the second time this year lie has spoken out in opposition to what he considers the ruinous trend of present-day government. Yet there is slim likelihood Byrnes will win many converts. Those who will hail his speech are those who agreed with him before he made it. Byrnes said some pretty strong things. Examples: "Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than of death. . . . Rig government is more dangerous than big business. Little government can regulate big business . . . but it is difficult to regulate big government." Yet even at best his words have n (oo familiar ring. They carry an echo of speeches long dead and forgotten. Imagine yourself possessed of the power to foresee the future and predict perhaps that we are indeed moving toward socialism. What could you say to the American people that might turn , them into another path? - The evidence up to now leads onft to believe that no words will do the trick. If the United States is really becoming spcialistic, it begins to appear that the people are unlikely to take note 1 of the fact or do anything about it until they have suffered some specific loss of freedom. Some particular freedom, of course, that they cherish highly. In the pnin of that loss, they may realize what is happening to them in time to choke off the further growth of centralized power. Always assuming, naturally, that they do not want socialism. Meantime the warnings will go on— with about as much effect as follows from declarations in .Moscow thai the United Slates is beat upon war. Views of Others Defending Europe The shape of things to come hinges in vital degree on decisions of the military committee ol the Atlantic Tact nations, meeting In Paris tins week. A defense plan which will fulfill MAP rc- miirements and release $800,000,000 in amis aid is the first objective. But the military planning will drastically color political programs 'lor years aheait. For Instance, what role is Germany to playy Defense Secretary Johnson says the United Suites has no intention of arming Germany. General Bradley says not "at tills time." If adequate plans can be shaped without dependence'on German manpower. Allied resistance to German political pressures will be firmer. The Atlantic Pact was put forward as a substitute for effective United Nations opposition to aggression. Its military force was to take the place of an International police force controlled by UN. One might have expected, then, that an Atlantic Pact force would be closely integrated. Present, plans call only for a kind ol "mutual assistance" arrangement. It may be sound for each country to take primary responsibility for ils own defense, but military coalitions are notoriously weak. The continental countries are deeply concerned Icsl Britain and the United States adopt a defeatist attitude and base their plans on evacuation and eventual recapture. And, unfoi Innately, the pro-Franco eabal in the United States continually arouses suspicion that America has no real hope or purpose of defending b^irope. fn Ixmdon and Washington there have been fears that countries like Krance would be too honeycombed by communist fifth columnists to make a firm military base. And there lias been a sharp awareness ;that the Red Army could throw twice as ninny men into a drive as all western Europe could muster lor defense. But in recent months the attitude has improved. Part of this change comes from technical developments which promise to give the defense equality with the offense—If not superiority. Plastic land mines which cannot be detected and re- cailless suns which give two men the fire power of an old French 755 are among the new weapons which promise something like tiie 1!H4 stalemate in land warfare^-— Another possibility; which has not been sufficiently explored is that of using air power lor "Interdiction." This plan would bomb communications so relentlessly that supplies to sustain a Russian advance could not be moved. Even witn present equipment it has been estimated thai Russian supply lines could be kept virtually blocked. . Both military and political wisdom calis for a firm, integrated defense or Europe. Any defeatist or even half-hearted attitude is tolly. It means surrendering not only the people blit the industrial resources of Europe. It means abandoning the British and American troops stationed In Germany. It means wasting the money and wea- iwiis put Into the MAP. It means a long war ol attrition. H means the lough task of leconquesl, with new defense wcapotis adding to llic problems of 1844 and 1945. The purpose of the Atlantic Pact was to Pie- vent aggression. A mutual assistance agreement is undoubtedly a deterrent. But a too-little, too- divided plan of defense will weaken tile effect ot the pact. An all-out ,nll-together plan could make the chances of success for an aggressor so slight as to nearly guarantee peace. That is the basic choice at. Paris. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY 'Hey, You Fellas Wanna Hire a Good Hand?' British Resent Proposal in U.N. To Tell Her How to Run Colonies The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin i 1 . Jordan, M. I). Wrilfrn for NBA Service Milk Ls one of the most valuable nd widely used foods available to man. It provides energy and con- ains some minerals and Ls rich In arbohydrales. fats and proteins. Besides Its excellent nutritive .line, milk can carry disease germs. Germs relish milk, too, and can trow in it with great speed. The ;erms can get Into milk directly [rom an Infected cow or may drop in anywhere aloti)- ils path between Lhe cow and the consumer. Infected milk has cau.sed disease in many people. The germ of tuberculosis Is •airied in milk. Typhoid fever, sen- '•• sore throat and imdulant fever brucellosis are also spread by By TJcW'IU MacKcncle AT Forrlgn Affairs Analyst There Is no doubt that the British lion Is'roaring angry over what he regards as an attempt by tile United Nation* to tie a knot In his tail. This Indignity to his caudal appendage was inflicted last Friday when the U.N. assembly, overriding British opposition, adopted several measures calling f or more information about the world's non-self- governing peoples. The action came on the heels of a flat declaration by Hector McNeil, British minister of state, that, his country couldn't, accept, international interference sij-,h any areas now under the "Brif^h A particularly outspoken reaction was voiced by Lord Rcavcrbrooh's London Sunday Express which declared the U.N. was "making its first move to plucq the British Empire to pieces." The paper urged Britain to withdraw from the U.N. French pioneer In bacterio- in informed British quarters make losy, Louis Paslcnr. it n»"e clear (hat there is stroni; Cows Must Uc llcallhy | indignation over what is regarded Destroying germs by healing is | as interference with Britain's CO- are trespassing on private preserves, PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook North China Blockade Not Needed, According to Adm. Oscar C. Badger WASHINGTON--<NE.A>-A U. S. blockade of Communist North China ports at this time would be n mistake, says Adm. Oscar C. Budger of the U.S. Navy. Admiral iiartger \vas the last commnndev of American naval forces in China. He Is now In the office of the chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Forrest P. Sherman, as adviser on Chinese affairs to the Department of State and National Defense. U.S. blockade of Communist China ha.s been demanded by OOP Sen. William F. Knowland of California, now touring the Orient. Admiral Badger does not rule out the possibility of blockading north China at some future time. But just now he can see nr> [xihit in It and lie cites tliree reasons for this view: In the first place, he says ft blockade isn't needed. The Chinese Nationalist navy announced 1 blockade of Communist China ports at the em] of June. This Chinese navy consists of some 85 vessels, rtinging from pntro 1 boats up to destroyers. Most of them came from I sec nothing to make me think that the atomic bomb has altered the way in which we make unr.—British Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery. » » * N'ot until the Russian dictatorlnp U pone ran we accept Russia as a partner in world gov- rtnmenL—T>r. Harold C. Urey. on resigning as head of United World Federalists. * * * Women don't dress to please men. They dress to di.splca.se other women.—Actress Hazel Brooks. # * * No other country has ever prevailed as a capitalistic democracy after mote than 3r> per cent of iiu'ome has been taken for maintaining govern- ment.—Ftep. Jesse wotcolt, (R) Michigan. • * * Our (Republican) party has lo under,*; t and more closely the problems oC tue. average guy. The only way we're going lo win elections is to—when we're In power—do the things we promised to do Tvlic-n we're out o( power.—Gov. James H. Duff of Pennsylvania. * * * The goal of a decent home for every American family within 10 years Ls not just a .slogan. It is a practical objective which must be achieved. I.eon H. Keyserling, economic adviser to President Truman. U.S. Navy surplus Badger believes they make the blockade effective, j The Chins coast has long been famous for its smugglers. There are hundreds o( Junks operating along the 5000-mile coastline. But their tonnage is limited and the river where they can pick up or discharge cargo of importance are few in number and easily patrolled. Canton. Shanghai and Tientsin are most important. So Real Tonnage In Blockade A second reason for not putting down a U.S. naval blockade Is that there is no tonnage of importance to move. A year ago the Nationalist government tried to find $10.000,000 worth of bnrfer goods for export, but could assemble only 51.500,000 worth. Best estimate today is that only about 25.000 to 30.000 torn of cargo a month have been moving out of Shanghai since the Communists lof k it over. This Is relatively nothing. After the Nationalists Imposed their Mockade of north China last .summer. Admiral Badger met with „„,, Admiral! American shipping agent* In Hong arc perfectly Kon S anfl Shanghai. He advised north China Cloud.' whicl blockade and escaped off Shanghai. Just What the Reds Arc Ordering For the United States to bolster the Chinese National blockade Anyone who realizes the protcc- . ., . . . — ...—..... ion which they and llieir families England regards her colonies as, her have been given by pasteurization own business. of milk should feel 'hat, a s'caM British oJfieials take the position Avard has hccn taken. To go, thai, with sc _. , behind her, England ee a g e e son step forward has been taken. To go j that, with some 303 years of colonial back to the old unprotected raw j experience behind her, England people to the mi- J ought to know what she ts doing milt: would expose ,—,... -~ -- ne>TSSAry danger of ratchin riis- _________ - fa.se 2,0 tms through milk which they Note: l)f. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from renders. Viowever, each day ho will She thinks the British colonial policy, which calls for ultimate independence, is a good one. She j to her seven independent dom as evidence that the system works well. She doesn't want irresponsible criticism, and doesn't want to be answer one of the most frequently I asked to do things which she al- asked questions in his column. ready is doing. » • ' All this applies to Britain's own QUESTION: I am 70 years old. colonies. So Jar as concerns the When evening comes my feet are tru.sieeships. she indicates willing- swollen and puffed at-the ankles but ne.ss to privide all information re- Vn- morning they are. hack to r.or- j quested by the peace or?,aiiRaJiou. mal. Can you give a gcod reason for British sources say there is no desire this trouble? | on their part to put. an iron curtain ANSWER: There Ls probably . arcimd the colonies, something wrong either with your I There is another aspect to this would merely be playHg into the heart or with the circulation ill colonial imbroglio. British qnar'.eis hands of the Communists. Admiral I X°ur legs. There are a few other : in America say that influences hos- nrtu^tr points out as his third reason for not advocating tins pollcv. An American naval blockade would enable the Communists to make propaganda against the "Yankee Imperialists" as enemies of tlie Chinese people. It would. In effect, be an act of war. One other question that has been raised Is whether the U.S. Navy has enough strength in the Pacific to operate as a Chinese coast guard auxiliary and blockade the whole coastline from Korea to Indo-China. The U.S. seventh fleet, based at Subic Bay In the Philippines and at Guam, consists of one cruiser, destroyers and auxiliaries. , far Ic.ss likely possibilities. IS Years Ago In Blvtheville — \V. J. Wundertich. was named president of the BlythrvHlc Cham, her of Commerce to serve for 193n, He succeeds Russell Phillins who j tile to Britain are trying to &Uv up j trouble union? her colonies with the ] idea of cnilxtrras-sins the mother I country. That's a further ica-son why England doesn't .want outside j interference in her management. I Considerate Reply Su^cstcrt \ The Manchester (England) Gu.ir- - dian L-ounels a moderate note, The paper .supports the British ativti n| ment'.s refusal to comply with the lias served for the past year. | u.N. resolutions about colonies but Eight thousand head of cattle | thinks it would be wrong 1 simrilA to brought to Mississippi County from • ignore the opinion ol the gc^lVnl drouth stricken slates last summer. ; nssi;m iji v n says a positive^ reply [ has been rcducted to 3,0011 through <s hould be given." l operations of a slaughtering and I canning plant at Wilson. Stew meal m Yoko-suks, Japan, is the competent to maintain the blockade; them and they agree to stay outside without U.S. assistance. ! !hc three-mile llmlf and respect Chiang Kfii-.shek has allocated vhe blockade. some 516,000.000 for supply and! Since then, two OS. Victory ships equipment of this nnval force for .he next two years, and'that is con- have dropped anchor at Taku Bar, which is H miles off Tientsin In sidercd enough to buy fuel oil. The j north China. They were able to Chinese navy crews on the blockade pick up less than 1000 tons of cargo are paid mostly in prize money ob-, apiece, which was hanily worth frnm the This gives them Based at U.S. Far East fleet of the same strength. These are the strengths recommended by Admiral Badger and he says they are enough. Farther east, based principally nil Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Long! Beach, Calif., are additionally two 1 Essex-type carriers, two escort carriers, two cruisers. 35 destroyers. 29 submarines and auxiliaries. Admiral Badger s a ys' th esc forces con 1 d quickly be called for to strengthen the western Pacific fleets. If that This reply, -says the Guardian, i ht include "an imaginative ef- in tin cans is the product which the) f o ' r t"ia'Vnform the warTd" better plant cans for FEFIA. This beef to FERA warehouses to be distributed among needy families. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin had members nf the Tuesday Club for bridge and lunch yesterday at her hcnne. Mrs. Hunter Sims won the luc'h score pri/e following lunch served sale ot seizures, j their troviWe. Aside from this, the became necessary for a blockade an Incentive to I only U.S. merchantman (o touch Uater on. IN HOLLYWOOD By trskhir .Inhnsnn XEA Staff Corre.sn.jm/cril fine hand with a smother play In at, small tables around the fire plricc. of our fine record of achievement in i the colonies." It might also point out that in I many CiLsc.s the economic advance \ of the colonies has lagged behind i their political programs, and they • need investments and technical skill | which England can't supply alone. actors unless you have seen them both in the same role." Jnlsnn Didn't 1\y Kr.skint; .lohnscm NK.A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD _INEA>— Exclusively Yours: Joe Pasternak, who! Paul Whilcrnan checks into M- prod'uccd Dcanna Durbin's greatest i G-.M for a role in "Three Little hits, claims tic's ready and willin? i Words." "It's a very difficult char- to .star her in a big M-G-M miisic.il. acterization," says Paul, "f play the But he says: "She'll have to lost ; role of myself." Allan Jones may warbling spot in the same 30 pounds first." Dcantin Is on a diet. two make four. « + * i Jolin Lund's next at Paramount will be "Union Station" and «ill tie filmed on location in Chicami'.s Union Station. The studio wanted ;bct a • film. Jane Wyrnan. who rioc.in't need .my, wears falnes in "The Glass Menagerie." It's part of the script. Her mother (Gertrude Lawrence) insists that she wear what she '" ™"L' "°™'! rt C™ l ' a >S.a ti ™':;™ils "gay deceivers "for Jane's first and .shoot H In New York, but railroad officials said they couldn't control the 24-hour-a-day crowds- Fn Chicago there's a two-ancl-a- lml[ hour break in the schedules The next Esther Williams picture. "Tahiti," hiis been re titled "Music on the WnUT," so there will be no mistake about it. beinp on K. W. film. Much of the .story will be filmed i>n location in Wawaii. Humphrey BoRart'.s smile always It was. navlicuUuly evident h\ a| scene I wns watching for his now j film, "In a Lonely Place." I ashed him about it. I Bogle smiled--! moan leered and sn.id: "It's my upper lip. It got n shell .splinter when I wa.s In the NAVV in World War I. A Navy doctor fixed It up and I had to lia\e it operated on later to remove the scar tissue. When the vest o[ my face MniJes, my upper lip ju?t lacs along." So now we both know. Two more notes about TJocie: lip showed me a cntor photograph of Ills seven-month-old xon. The boy Is a rei>N? a of |\apa. \\\- rluiling the leer. j r asked him about the Academy j Award Oscar race. His reply was: "J don't"see how you ran judce . date. » » * Now that M-G-M is releasing lw World War n epic. "BiUtle- unuul," it is lime to tell this story aijnnt Robert Pirosh. who conceived the idea for the tilrn white lie w:i.s a sergeant, huddled in a fox- nole at Rastogne, Alter his discharge, pirosh sought the help of General McAuliffe, the hero o f Oa&togne. w h o replied "N T ut>" to the German comma nd- er's demand for surrender. The scneral enthusiastically approved PivoF-h's plans lo show the GI viewpoint at Bastogne but added thaat he could be of little help. ".\flcr all," the gtnrr.il rmtn ird nut (o IVosli. "you knfiw more armut U that! t iln- You ucrc ariu- allv In a foxhole." Thrn >ip added, I now played the ace ol clubs I ... and the balance of the clubs on which I discarded four diamonds and a spnde for a tot;i] nf 11 tricks. Mr. Harvey did say. "Hnri Kusl it .which I used in my column. Tins j ,'eU.rncd a spade instead of a heart week I received another IcUer from nm) knocked out dummy's entry the contract would have hccu defeated." But by employing the Mr. Harvey with a hand which I am giving you today. He said the "hold-up" play In The 1 British government'.s rii-ht at- I titiKte," the paper add.s, "would be i to welcome cooperation by such : jiEfevtcirs ami to make eAeav that Ihc , fmiLs would not be .seifi.^hh/ appropriated by British interest.!." "hold-up" play no trump should Vic quite familiar j his opponents to my readers, but the "hold-up" mistake, whScii they did. Mr. Harvey gave chance to make a In 1770, when It was learned that bte.V would rub out pencil marks, it was called "rubber." Mr. Harvey. Jr. 4 105 V AKI034 • 108542 • *7 Tournament—E-W vul. South West North EaM Pass I * 2 A p nss 2 V Pass 3 A Pass 3 V Pass 4 V p.ass —* K ; Indian Antelope Answer to Previous Puzzle "I was there only brcause were sunounded." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Ky \Villi.ini K. McKemiry Amrrii-a's Card Authority Written for MKA Srrvirp 'Hold-lips' Are Rare \hi a Suit Coiitracl i Sometime ago John Harvey. Jr.. tha difference In the work of two | of Lexington, Ky., scut me > very play In a suit contract Is quite rare, f quite agree with Mr. Harvey and f am sure you will, too, after reading today's ariicle. This Is how Mr. Harvey described the play: '"Hie king of diamonds was opened and Tvhetl dummy showed up with a singleton diamond. West shifted to a small heart. Dummy played the three East the Jack and I, as the declarer, threw the fmir spot. I knew I had (o lose one trump trick. If I took the first trick with the ace and then played the king of hratlf dummy would be out of trumps, would then lose three diamond; and n heart, tf. however, I could find a 3-.1 trump split I mi make the contract by employing the 'hold-up' play on the" firs trump lead." East won the first trick with the jack of hearts. He refused lo give me a diamond ruff so he returned a heart, which I won with the kin?. I found the trumps did split when | I next played the ace of hearts. I' HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 6 Moslem 13 Gel up • 14 Make lively iSLair 16 Went astray 18 Tatter 19 Canine 20 Pulls 21 Mineral spring 2 Interstice 3 Carol 4 It blackish-brown 5 Require 6 Girl's name 7 Afresh 8 FVccs 9 Part of "be" 10 Vehicles 11 Russian storehouses .. *< 3 = o = E T H 1 1= U RO e i_ T A O V P E R A =J A D A M A D A ^ = j= N '* A O V A M S T O (. T "/ MA JA f.Rf ~ A L 1 A 1_ 5 O A D K ^ T RY ME )FT -I K T e (L i 8 E D K A D -J H A U O *' ti E A ^ D 0 N A T E =e i M E R O S A B E= T T ^ *i e> •-j A Vi E B fc. £ 22 Hebrew deity 12 Nullify 23 Diminutive suffix 24 Male sheep (Pi.) 27 Stockings 29 Preposition 30 Hypothetical structural unit 31 Thus 32 Accomplish 33 This antelope is found in the 35 Love gort 38 Near 30 Mixed type 40 Musical direction 42 Drops 47 Misdeed 48 Tilt • 49 Once more 50 Cooking utensil 51 Quilt 53 Angry 55 Plants again 56 Apostle VERTICAL, 1 More sorrowful 33 Church festival 34 Dress 17 Railroad (ab.) 36 Drug 25 Rumple 37 Offender 26 Stain 41 Mimics 27 Secrete - 42 Destiny 23 Scent 43 Old 44 Boys 45 Chinese measure 46 Cut •11 Gaiter 52 Cerium {symbol) 54 Anent -!!m | The Guardian pomt.s to President/ i Tnunan's attvocacv of American iii- i I. then plavcc! a club tn dummy'--; vestment in b^kward arc?.? and his . king. Ruffed a sinnll club and led i ns i sloncR thaL American aid should a small siwde lo dummy's ace. , ]fi C iv cn |hroush U.N, awncics. F,

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