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PAGE BIGHT BLTnrEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher JAMES 1» VEIU5OEFF Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives Wlllacu Witiner Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkajosas. under act ol Congress. October ». 1917. Member o! The Associated Priaa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carder Lo the city ol Qlythevllle or any suburban towo where carrlej service U maintained, 20c per week 01 85c pel month By mail, within a radius ol 60 miles 14.on p«t year. $2.00 lor six months. £1 00 for three months: by mall outside 5Q mile tone 110.00 per Tear payable In advance. Meditations They tlial forsake (he law praise the wicked: but such as keep the Jnu nmlpml vilh them. Proverbs 28:4. * * * The good need fear no law; it Is his safety, and the bad man's awe.—Ben Jonson. Barbs When 11 comes to bank rolls, "Rnll Your Own" is a swell motto. * * * In some hl^ l**wns some traffic rops U'lio are polite might be charged with lumlucl unbecoming an officer, * * » Unclaimed merchandise at a post office sale sale Included two grass shirts and a derby. He- minding us that we hope vaudeville will come back strong some day. + * * The safest side for a man lo lake in an argument between two of his neighbors is the out- Bide. » » » A sick Nebraska man married his nurse, Sotne folks will do anything to save money. Historians' Fallacy Can Cause Injustices A lot of people, including some would- be historians who ought to know bettor, often fall into an easy error of thinking that distorts past events and can lead to injustice. 'Hie mistake, whether consciously made or not, is this: reflecting present sttitudes and conditions back lo cover former times when the climate of history actually was quite different. In the last year or two, for example, . the jitters we've suffered about Ktis- sian intentions have led many of our citizens lo dig into earlier chapters on -relations between us and the Soviet Union. Frequently any evidence o£ contact or dealing with the Russians is greeted as automatic proof of disloyally to the United States. Certainly we must take a grave view of any relations that amount to espionage or genuine subversion. But the line between .such activities and other kinds of contact is not always well drawn. That's where the error in thinking comes in. Many forget that Russia was our wartime ally, that in those hard days of 1943 to 1945 it was considered not only proper but downright fashionable to truck with the Soviets. To look back upon countless events placed against this backdrop and condemn sweepingly all who made contact with the Russians is hardly sensible. Likewise, relations with the Soviet Union of the l!)30's are sometimes misjudged through similar error. Only in 1933 had we finally given diplomatic recognition to the Russian Communist regime, and Americans generally were not overjoyed at what they read of Soviet domestic and foreign activities. But no one thought Russia the menace it is considered today. U had joined the League of Nations and was working eagerly for "collective security." This habit of reflecting current attitudes back into the past is not limited to matters affecting the Russians. Ordinary citizens and historians do it all the time. One of the most common practices is to misjudge the moral temper of a period. Biographers looking at late 19ih century United Slates like io talk about the "robber barons," a phrase intended to denote the wickedness of many leading businessmen of the time. But as the more discerning historians point out, the events and figures of that period must be viewed in their own setting. Much that we would condemn today was not regarded as reprehensible then. We might criticize a moral code that seemed to condone acts we think arc evil. But we can't fairly gauge individual behavior in 1885 by the standards of 1950. It's like trying to appraise Chicago as if it were New York or New Orleans. To understand a city you have to know its climate, Its history, its economic basis, its cultural rools. So it is with a moment in history. The events of that moment must be measured against the background that gave rise (o them—not by the attitudes of another day. Need impartial Inquiry The American Medical Association is planning a survey of national health insurance programs outside the United Slates. From the public's viewpoint, the A.MA's study isn't likel ylo be any more useful than the overseas inquiry now being conducted, by Oscar Kwing, Federal Security Administrator. Both A.MA and Kwing, whose office would handle a federal program, are interested parlies in the U. S. debate over medical plans. Neither is liable to bo objective. What the country ought to have is an impartial review of national medical systems, with special reference to Britain's experiment. That would give us a real guide to action here at home. DECEMBER 21, 1049 Views of Others A Responsibility Of Rail roads The tragedy at the Gary railroad station will biiiif a shudder to everyone who reads about it. A group of passengers v.as waiting on a narrow platform for a local train, suddenly the Michigan Central's Twilight limited roaticd by at 90 miles an hour—twice the sjiced limit. The whirl of air pulled a half down to the side ol the racing cars. Two women v,'cre killed outright and a third died later. Others were seriously injured. At their safest, railroad stations arc likely to be places of lurking danger. The passenger must be on guard. Hut if people are permitted on a platform to wait for a tram, it is Ilia railroad's responsibility to see that they arc not subjected to Ihe horrible hazard which swept down at Gary, triteness and an engineer's desire to make up time are no excuse. The lives taken by the ilk-mean Central's haste cannot be restored, but it would help some If this tragedy led nil railroads to niakc sure they do not Invite their prospective customers to stand in places of unnecessary danger. Under the circumstances, the platform at Gary must have been such a place. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Imperfect Example Trairho Kostov would not provide the ultimate confession that makes a Communist trial really perfect propagandasise. His refusal to do so cost him a death sentence. The other ten Bulgarian Communists who were tried with him at Sotla on charges of treason subscribed la the proposition that they had acted wrongly. They got oft with life sentences or less. People in the western democracies are no longer surprised by the number of confessions which -people's courts"- record against those brought before rfiem. Knowing something o! the method by which confessions are extracted, it is more surprising when a man, like Koslov. rcluscs to cap Ilic tragic farce of a Communist, trial with the sell-excoriation on which Communist authorities evidently place siich a high value. Yet westerners sometimes do wonder at the urge to correct moral scalps. And Rostov's sentence shows that a people's court does not need a confession to make possible the liquidation of u defendant. It can make an "example" ol any person selected for sacrifice to the system, confession or no confession. But to make a perfect example requires Ihe conic.ssion. For throughout tile country in which the trial takes place the words of the confession can be broadcast. Often they are expressions o( the most subjective states of mind, of introspection leading to abject but unfortunately belated humility, The-y say: "I was wrong—nil the time I thought 1 was really doing something splendid, I was wrong. The government, Is right; u is always right. And now I know this, but too Ute." People who have fought tor liberty have Hail to know they were right. Then they could nsK tlicir lives and even give them up. Bui the "examples' 1 which the people's courts produce, arc nearly all people who appear to have sacrilicctl cvcivUmip u> uoiliing; better Hum personal persistence in a mislaken notion. The 'examples" all say to their countrymen. "Beware, lest you do tiii.v" —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY "You Gotta Economize!" China's Brand of Communism Takes on More Russian Flavor The DOCTOR SAYS —* The .over-ercdiiloiis. who have nl lowed themselves to -be persuaded that Chinese Communism has tin relation to Ihe Moscow brand carl now disabuse their mimls of' thi~ uiudi advertised piece of mom'' By Kilwln 1'. Jordan. SI. I). Written fill NKA Service The presence, in Moscow of 'tho Ch!nc.-:c Communist leader. General There are a number of different i Mao 'l*"-linis, is in j !5e ]f prOQ( animal parasites commonlv known j rn<ju«h »[ the Chino-Hussian rela- as worms which lodi;e and «row in ] tifn:.-li:p. Mao, wlio frequently has the intestinal tract. One of the most i :;u<! thai he adores Stalin, has hot- common is called pinwunn or seat- i '"""''I ll "«' "><•' Kcit capital as soon TOim liV!.. 1 !!":, 1 L" !"\ cllm ' hm K his con- Infcctiou with pinworms is most common in children, especially in lariie families or In children liviiM in institutions which separate bedrooms are used :odalion of children in an institn- PETER EPSON'S Washington News Notebook Marshal Tho of Yugoslavia Building Quite a Following in Washington, D.C. It Li a tradition RS old as this country to use ihe persuasion of forte \vlirn ncucssRry tn protect [he rights and li\cs, of American riii;rns abrcuid.—American Legion Commander CUorgc N. Ciaig. * * * It'. c n $.0:; y Jay for America \viicn Artimral Der.feliJ, or an,uuie else, can'l conic bctoie a congressional committee and state their opuiicn? \vitiinut bc:np punished.—Sen. Styles Bridges i fl i New HaHiiiahire. • * * J believe that they (Russian learirr.O do not want war Minph because they aie cynical rral- ii-t-s who know that In R majur war the rai<<r> would be sucked against them.—JRHICS Waibnr^. author. ecoi.onnM nnci lecturer. • * * If ^c arc TQ achieve peace, we must imp R positive, Jlo:ward-looking program to .satlsly the physical needs and jsplriLuM aspirations of ninn- kind.—I'reiuiujH Truman, on mass hunger. U. 8., gel dollsin for It and go buy what they want. Nothing Bui the First It is to take advantage of this new state of affairs that the U. S. sendin g a ns\v envoy to Belgrade, peoples has Ambassador Cavendish W. Cannon. has come back to Washington for a physical cliEcfc-np. He LS being replaced by no less a person than A.ssi.stant Secretary of State Gcorgn V. Allen. The best Ls none too good for Tito. While Tito has been bucking the Russians since early 1943, it is his of action in the last few WASHINGTON (NBA)— If Marshal' Tito of Yugoslavia cfime to Washington today, he would probably get a welcome that would break all records. H would make thc recent official turnouts for the Sbah- tiishah of Iran and Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru of India look like an eloping bridegroom golnp to meet 1m father-in-law at the Union Station on the morning after. All this in spite of the fact that Tito is stttl officially a Commie. Tip-off on this .situation was furnished recently by the Yugoslav em- bnssy in Washington. Ambassador Sava Ka-sanovic threw n party on his country's independence day. A year ago only the Russian and .satellite diplomats showed up. This time none of them wa.s even Invitee!. But 1400 others were, and they all came. Among them, a lot of American businessmen who have suddenly found tlmt they want to do business with Tito. Some of them already have. There was one auto .salesman whn had Just exported half a dozen big limou.sines j to Tito and Co., and another who had heard they were in thc market for a jillion dollars worth of trucks. Tito has a loan. No wonder everybody loves him. The YHJ.JOS, for their part, are finding that it. is nice to do business with thc Yanks. They used to .send trainloaris of metals and lumber and stuff to Russia, as called for by their __ vt 4 .. & ^. n , llv fcu „„. ^_ trade agreement. What they would j curity Council lias marie that connect back would be one second-hand- try a great booster of the United uk with no spare parts. Now they Nations, whereas it was formerly months that has won him pals. Tito is now being given credit for having taken every trick, in his recent ex- chanqes with the Kremlin. His timing has been good, he has not e,x- pwed himsett, and his statements have bepn made with nri eye on what world reaction would be for his country. H ha.s been generally suspected that the United States put Yugoslavia up for election to the United Nations Security Council, but this is denied. The story is that Ihe Yugoslav delegates were given broad powers to decide what they should do at Lake Success. They decided to advance their own candidacy only after they got to New York and sized up the extent ol opposition to Hacking UN to the Hilt Election of Yugoslavia to the Se- ship their copper and lead to the! only a knocker. Tito is now said to regard himself ns the champion 01 the middle-sized countries thai want to maintain their independence of the big powers. Since thi: idea of self-determination for smal ican foreign policy for lo the.- many years, Ih'is provides another note of harmony. icdroom, therefore, aids in spieiui- „ Tlu ' M ° vcovv """pnpcr Uvestia, ig the worms. feuvir-t ^ovmmi.-m organ, cdhorial- Itcliliisr Is Inlense !'lluulio" iTTin O, en^ "-'"I' 1 "' e The c£Ks !rom llie.-ie wornLs are ! i rfln ' jmnerhlist i '-"^ "Amcr- !aid as a rule on the skin and "'"-i derr ilin" b'v V vrrv v ' 1ouslv m >- embrane near thc outlet of; t!u , V,, rces O ' f ,' ll( , ,„;,,,,"•'" wet. This frequently causes. movement in Ash'" \i- itching.' Sometimes the iti-h- i strikes me ^mr'i-iea f ' ins is so severe (hat il produces ] ara ,,.' of wl ',, u is „„,,;„ iiicM, sleeplessness, and even! that ihcatn-. II onlv"" convulsions in small children. The i us [ ft jniike our Asi'-n- accurait! diiuiiosis is made by tak- j complete as our awareness" ; Horn the area which the ] positiun. fov-rd i rpninini fo U-- of'' O m , r ui)iu inhabit and examining :h natcria! utuier tile microscope. Once un outbreak nf infection j' s ' pinworms has been discover-1 cd. treainiciu sl.oald be prompt and thorough. ChUtiren must ho t;ivcn Of course China te:>rt-so n t s on]v m "f- in^ iar "?p cddo » *hich „ , ^ , l th( ; <?'«•'« be" " However, il's a ..... „,,.,., Mao s triumphal visit to the information on hygienic measures that he in Mos.cow is an because :t they aie not. the danger j momernnt. ' "*'" of reinfection is great, Caretul and] However, while we shouldn't un frequent waslnm; of the hands withj del-estimate the impoitance of ihl soap and water is the most import-t development, neither should With the improvement in knowledge of hygiene and how to take care of one's body and better methods of treatment, pinworm infections have become less frequent as hn\e many other similar bacterial and parasitic disorders. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. Kowever, each day he will answer one of thc most frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Please tell me what causes excessive shedding of tlie hair of tlie head. ANSWER: There arc many conditions which can cause the hair to . fall out. Some of them are general I infection.? such as typhoid fever, influenza, malaria, and certain dines. iprovmg. Yugoslav forces could have moved into Albania at any lime, but Tito was smart enough not to fall into that Russian trap. Yugoslav demands on Austria have been largely written off. IL is expected that an agreement can be made for the return of Trieste to Italy, though there may be some further dispute over lite surrounding "Zone B" territory. Tito at one time apparently thought thc United Slates would get tired and pull out of Greece, leaving it to a "coalilion" whicii thc Communists could later take over. This belief was strengthened by the, fact that the U. S. had withdrawn most, of its troops from China and western Europe at the end of the war. When the Americans stuck with the Gieeks, Tito ocgan to look for some way out because he was getting tired of sup[>orting the guerrillas. Newspapers in Yugoslavia still write editorials denouncing the capitalist imperialists, but their heart isn't in it any more. After leading off with this old line, they really !>o to town against the Russians. And the inclination here is to uccept ihe deed, rathcv than the word. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA>— Exclusively Yours:* Clandctte Colbert and Fred Mac-Murray are a good bet to be rctcamed in "My Wife, tho Celebrity," Chester Biskinc's first independent production, it's a comedy about a comcrvntiic bank teller whose wife suddenly becomes a celebrity when sire writes a book about their married life. Strange, the way to some people. stardom comes chain of music schools from coast to coast . . . Will E'rice wants to direct his wife, Maureen O'Hara, in his original story, "The Barbarians." . . . Deanna Durbin is wining her battle nf the bulge. She's ][/$(• ()f 411 T "' '*" J > McKBNNEY ON BRIDGE Hy William E. .McKermry America's Card Authority Writlcn for NI'.A Servirc him today on a bridge hand In which he was careful enough to utilize all his trumps in order to make his contract. Look (he hand over. Doesn't it look as if the declarer has to lose two diamonds, a club and a spade? Well. Lighlner, sitting West, rtid not because he counted his tricks. He trumped the openinrr heart lead, then led the jack of clubs, which South won with the queen. South returned the king of diamonds, which Lightner won with the ace. He now led a small spade to the queen. When the jack dropped it warned him that there mighl be four trumps in the North hand. lie ruffed another heart. A small club was played and won in dummy with the nine. The third heart was then ruffed. Lisrhtner cashed ihe ace of spades. South showed ou I. At this point LlRhlncr played another club and won it in dummy with thc ten. He then cashed the ace of clubs, discarding one of his •mall diamonds. Now there was no way to prevent him from making his king of spades. Lightner said. "It is simple arithmetic, make six spade tricks, a diamond and three clubs, that adds up to ten and your contract." overestimate It. Mao is delivering a very sound military success to Moscow. But he isn't deliverins political domination of China's half billion people. China is far from communizert ideologically. J"st as It was far from being completely within Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist fold UHA told millions of China's people [I* owly folk who aren't politically coiv scions. They are interested 'in ;. n deolosy which fills Ihe stomach Nobody yet has given then, what they want. It's seven years ago this Christmas season that I had a Jong talk ,. , . ------ with General Chou tn-lai r then Communist liaison diplomat to Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalist government General Chou. who now is foreign minister in General Mao's government tried to impress H on me that Chinese Communists were agrarians and that their ideology had no relation to Moscow. Well, yes and no. The Chinese Communists who are politically conscious are of the Moscow brand Ihe masses who are in the territories conquered by the Communist armies may be labeled Communists but. as previously remarked they do their thinking with their bellies. Their convictions are in accord with this practice. Tiiis means that General Mao in order to consolidate his victory must now rehabilitate war-rav-isii China. He must S ivc the people ftW clothing and fuel. He must reduce the taxation whicii hangs like a bee JICKEXZFE on Pace 10 already lost pounds. . 10 ol those 25 excess Hollywood street scene: Howard Hughes. battered coupe, drives past the Beverly Wil- Brodcrick 'Crawford was just all- I shirc Hotel nml hnils a flicml °" 10 years in i".".-- thc sdcwalk. "How about an ice other actor for 10 years in Holly- Hood. Then comes "All the King's Men" and he's an "overnight" sen? sat ion Hollywood is still blushing. He couldn't cct a Job for eight months before, he was hired for the role. ThiMRs are so tous'n in Hollywood says Harry Smith, that a quiekie producer he knows previews his pictures until he gc!s his money out. RKO L< coins; highbrow: Title of a two-reel short, filmed as "Pal. no? ncleclivc." has been changed to "Pal, Canine Detective." --- ... I Insured Con trad Writing two columns, one on bridge and thc other on canasta. can really keep a fellow busy. Once in awhile yon can get material for crcatn cone at Will Wright's?" Hsks Howard, "Okay." says the friend who gets into the car. Hughes drives to Wright's, parks out front and asks the friend to go in and get him'a cone. "What flavor?" "Strawberry." says Hughes. The friend comes back with two cones and. as the start to eat them, Hughes turns to him nnd s.iys: "Tell me -what arc they saying about me in Hollywood?" It really happened. The friend told me the story. There's A biff rolr rooking (or .In.ui Fontaine at ?>l-fl-M • HKO (riccl In si;n thc Marx tlro- Ilicr* fnr "Alh.iny Mjlil lioat," bill tlrnuchn niurl the idra. lie jlill "v« the brothers nil) ncvrr (In another film together except their i"<n life story. An independent exhibitor whis- . peicd to me the other day: "The • I only star name I can always count on for a e.ood boxoffice Is Gary Grant." Take a bow. Caiy. Boh Hope will plug his new pic- tute, "The Great Lover," with a son?. "Casanova, Don Juan and Me.'' 11 was ^vritten by comedienne Iicnc Ryan. A Viennese actress named Iphlg- t cnic Prediction: Bill Williams will he Hollywood's next western star. He's on the vcrce of signing a deal f o make Ihrcc hig-ttme outdoor films next year . . . Fur designer A! Tcitclbauni ha.s ncxed -mote-i ~ [ ~ - ••- ~ >kin si.n-ks for movie queens, rte-' Sne " be billed that way but on the >;nte 'he bi? lavont on the new i:'shion in a n.ilion^i magazine Whispers Al: 'They'll sag in Ihe scat." Emphath on Trnmbonf Tommy Dortey is launching a 15 Years Ago 3j In Blvthsville— Mi and Mrs. John Guntcr and son, John, Jr., of Hoi'ston. Texas, armed to spend the holidays w : th Mrs. Gunter's mother, Mrs. Joe Elkins and family. George M. Hunt has gone to Elm Springs. Ark., for the holidays. Mrs. Scltna Lcntz Morrison has gone to Chicago to spend the holidays with Mr. Morrison. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Vail left today for a weeks visit tn Stotcsbtlry and Nevada. Mo., where they will visit Mrs. Vail's mother and other relatives. Beetle Answer to Previous Puzzle * J VAKJ 107 I »KQ102 •Mia Rubber—N'-S vtil. South 1 ¥ 2V Pass Pass West I A 3* 4» Pass North Pass Pass Pass Pass Eist 1 X. T. S N. T. Opening—V 8 both columns from thc same place. The other night I was at the Regency Club In New York. There is where Canasta really originated in I the United States. I kibitzed canasta for awhile, where I saw Mrs. T. A. Llghtner playing. 1 then pulled up a chair behind Castigtolne, Just went to work |,<r husband. Mr. Lightncr. I ''September" at Paramount. she's "Hey, Kid." In the early part of the 20's all vacuum tube radio receivers oper- atc.rt e,n batteries. "Plug-In" sets didn't begin to appear until 1926, pose, is still one of thc most consistent winners at rubber bridge In thc country, and wjiilc he docs not play much tournament bridge I still rate him as one of thc great pla>crs of all time. Lighlncr has written a book on Canasta, but I am writing about HORIZONTAL VERTICAL I Depicted I Fairy beetle 2 Relation 7 u v.-as in 3 Mall drink ancient Ecypt •! "Smallest 13 Law enforcers Slate" (ab.) 14 Interstice 5 Sour 15 Regret fi Turn 1C Senseless 7 Mentally 18 Barrier in a sound river BC/rcek god of 19 Exists war 20 Speech 9 Cerium. 1 22 Tantalum (symbol) (symbol) 10 Pole : 23 Cultivate 11 Click beetle 25 Unclose 12 Hyraces 27 Gcraint's wife 17 Area measure i in Arthurian 20 City officers legend 28 Vehicles •JD Southeast (ab.) 30 Ruthenium (symbol) 31 Transpose Cnb) .12 White 33 Entry in a ledger 35 Group of players 38 Not one 39 Domestic slave 40 Street (ab.) •II Nullifies 47 Bone 48 Belongs to it 50 Sound 51 female relative (coll.) 52 Planted 51 Describe 5C Ktlucatcs 57 Makes into low 21 Greek philosopher 2-1 Pay attention 26 Hesitates 33 Be emphatic 31 falter 36 Oil 37 Disorders 42 Level' •!3 Mining tools 44 Indian mulberry In Ocean current 46 Paradise •!9 Ocean S] Thus 53 Tv;o (prefix) 55 Xote of scale y> W &!».i:£ •^ r "< 50 Mi

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