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PAGE SIT Br/rrnEvru,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES li.' VEIIHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member oj The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhcville or nny suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 20o per week, or S5c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles S4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months. 51.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mtle zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Yet shall he be brought to (he grave, and shall remain In the (onib.—Job 21:3!!. * » • The solitary, silent, solemn scene, Where Caesars, heroes, peasants; hermits He, Blended in dust together; where the slave Rests from his labors; where th' Insulting proud Hesign.5 his powers; the miser drops his Hoard: Where human folly steeps. Dyer. Barbs The only thing some people arc QUICK at 15 getting tired. * * * Watch out fur the ninn TV ho stretches his word—he's very likely to break U. * * * A doctor warns that it is dangerous to rut) the eyes. What's dad expected to do when tiie Christmas bills come in? * * * Many of the big league hall plavcrs arc spcntl- Ing the winter fishing—ami they urc uclcumln^ strikes. * * • The trouble with most governments Ls too many deals uud too fe\v ideals. Re-Discovery Urged For "American Way" A Virginia educator, who is spending the holicjays here with relatives, in an appearance before the Blythevillc Lions • Club this week suggested that Americans need to re-discover some facts which are vital to the preservation of the American way of life. The educator, Dr. Robert F. Smart, member of the faculty of the University of Richmond in Virginia, said that the greatness of this nation is based on "religious acceptance", not "religious toleration". Turning to the political affairs he advocated retention of the two-parly system and voiced opposition to the : trend toward a welfare state. His reason : In the welfare state the tendency on the part of individuals is to let, the government "give me" rather than stick to the American way and ask "What can I do?" With the day at hand for making New Year's resolutions, what better resolution, could Americans make and keep than one to strive daily to perpetuate those freedoms which make America great and her citizens free to provide their own security. These'freedoms are in sharp contrast to the "welfare state" where individuals look to the government for freedom from want in their old age, for compensation in periods of unemployment, and for health-giving services when they become ill. Dr. Smart suggested that the "give me" thinking is seeping deep into the economic structure of the nation. Today entirely too many workmen seek security in Washington instead of through faithful service in their jobs at home. Some producers look to Washington for security in the form ot subsidies instead of relying on profits from good management of their enterprises. The sons and daughters of the men and women who made America great seem to have forgotten that they arc the government and that when they look to the government for freedom they are relying on their servants to provide that which only they as individual citizens in a democracy can bel- ter do for themselves through their own initiative. Freedom lo provide his own security should be a major aim of every citizen, and those elected to office in a democracy should exert every ounce of their effort in that direction as governing officials. Every citizen needs to keep this freedom foremost in his thinking in 1<150 and in the years ahead. But it is only through a re-discovery of the facts which are the foundation for the American way of life that such freedom can be exercised, and that re-discovery must he made by the masses " . and not just a few like Dr. Smart who nrc able to tee the dangers of the welfare slate. a Coal Bowl The New Year's holiday coming up promises to bring us something more than a flurry of bowl games this time. An extra arena may bo set aside for some antics by John ],. Lewis. He's been signing up small coal producers on new contract terms to take effect Jan. 1. If he doesn't get every aboard by thai date, ho can cilhcr slrike the unsigned mines or put his miners into tlic pits under two different wage scales. That's never been done before, so the added starter ought to be fun watching. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 19-19 Views of Others he Dangers in Defense ' During the war. this nation turned over billions, or dollars to the military services. Natuially, ihcre was no question whether we could attord Ilic cost of victory. But this refraining from mt- Iclsin became something of a habit when the East-West pattern forced the continuation ol high military expenditures In the postwar years. The Government has paid relatively little attention to questions raised In pulpits, classrooms or on editorial pages. Perhaps it will give more heed to the Committee for Economic Development, the brain trust of American business. Under the leadership of such men as I'hilip Reed of General Electric, Marion Folsom of Eastman Kodak, Fowler of International Harvester, Paul Hoffman, William Clayton, Eric Johnston and William Demon, C. E. D. certainly speaks with a responsible voice. This group has come to the conclusion thai national defense will cost the United states about 20 hillion dollars n year for perhaps a generation to come. As things stand, this docs not look like too high an estimate. This year, roughly 15 billions will go directly to the armed services. The C.E.D. also takes into consideration such Items as the cost of European rearmament and atomic encrey development. In the years ahead, the cost, of some of these items may well go up even it appropriations for the armed services are somewhat reduced. There is no point in blinking the fact that this Is H severe burden on the peacetime economy- even at its current high level. And this docs not count the hidden social casts. For example, tlic diversion of materials from such peacetime uses as the construction of badly needed housing. The C.E.n. did, however, emphasize the political dangers which might flow out of such a dclcnsc program. A powerful military machine. It warned, can destroy free enterprise. Business men can be turned into mere agents charged with the lulili- ment of military contracts. All manner ot waste and Inefficiency can be covered up by insisting on "security." Criticism can be shut off in the name of "loyalty." "An atmosphere of suspicion favors the growth of political police," said the C.E.D. "Necessary investigations can deteriorate into witch hunts which threaten the whole structure of individual freedom Public apathy and the pressure for security can lead us along a dangerous road—a road that ends in what has aptly been called a garrison-police slate-;- 1 ^ The C.E.D. is iiot,-biinrl. It docs not believe that the United States is running such risks out of sheer perversity. Its report cannot be read without reference to the conditions which the Kremlin has forced on the Western democracies. The American people, unfortunately, do not have a free choice as lo whether they should or should not keep up their defenses. But they can decide whether waste- shall make the burden ot arms needlessly heavy, and whether this burden sliall be allowed to undermine their democratic government and their individual rights. Here the C.E.D. has suggested some very useful safeguards. It recommends a full-time chairman of the National Security Resources Board. H says also that the National Security Council should be enlarged with three more civilian members wlln no other government responsibilities. Encli house of Congress should have a "committee on national security" to harmoni/.e dclcnsc policy. There should lie "a strong civilian staff Independent of control by Ihe military services" within the Department nf Defense to evaluate long-term policy. And a member of the National Security Council, made up of the top presidential advisers, should be responsible for "a more effective How to the public of information relating tn national security to counteract the present ticiul toward undue secrecy." In short: by firmly fixing defense under civilian control and letting the people know what is soiiiR on. it costs may lie kept as low as possible and its tlireau to freedom may be circumvented, -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say 'But I Tell Yuh There Ain't No Such Animal!' ff?. Any Way You Look at It, Little Yasmin Faces Interesting Life EDSONS Washington News Notebook 'Field Tactics Manual' Issued by Reds Gets Close Scrutiny by Cops and Courts Sunday School Lesson By Wflllam K. Gllroy, I>. D. For some months during this year many Sunday Schools will be studying the story of the founding and growth of the Christian Church, as It is told chiefly In the Books of the Ads. It is liopcd that this column will be o/ help to teachers and scholars, but inasmuch as It seems to be read \vidcly by many who are not in Sunday Schools, It will deal In the story of the Christianity, without general with spreading of reference to particular lessons. That story, of early Christianity, Is both amazing and thrilling. What could be more amazing than that a By DeWIII MacKcnzl« Al> Foreign Affairs Analyst Wel easier n er now that Princess Rita's baby ha, been born. ' The tension of the watching world has been almost as touch as, that of the floor-pacing father TDD unceasing vigil maintained bv the press in Switzerland reminds me of the birth of J 0 |, M J[lcab . tor HI in 1912. The late John Sacob Astor wont down with, [lie Tit-mir when she hit, an | cctere ,,{'"? ° youiiB wife, who was expectant wi rescued. ' Naturally the public waited with bailed breath for the aclvnr nf fi,= millionaire baby. The Press established New clock watch over the Astor maiis!™^ to record tile event, and I did mv turn for A.!'. The newspaper cm, „ didn't, fancy ihe assignment much" little group of men and women in a 1 as witness one chill morning aboiit small land in the midst of ancient 3 o'clock when a melancholy scribe - '-— --••'-' '-•- ' arose and addressed his colleagues' •Gentlemen of (he, press, .this maternity watch will go down in history as a smutch on our escutcheons as newspapermen." Few births in our time have at- " traded anything like as much ?i~ icntion as that of Princess Y;<s"v-i (Arable spelling for the lovelv las mine flower) Why? Undoubtedly much of the interest centers in her mother's fame as a motion picture actress Miss Rita Hayworth was a world figure Ions before she mar- rleri Prince All Khan and thereby beciimc Prmrc.s.s Rita. Tnen. of course, a good deal of glamour surrounds All Khan heir apparent to the spiritual leadership of the crcat Mohammedan sect known as the Ismail's— a post lion now held by his father, the ABA Khan III. Moreover, the Aca Khan^ Is reputed to be one of the WASHINGTON —(NEA>— With U. s. Communists now definitely on the defensive, there has been much speculation over what tactics the Communist. Party will employ from here on. Hints on these tactics have been observable in many recetlt Communists trials, investigations, political movements and labor cases. But the party's rules of conduct have also been written out in plain language in a pamphlet. "Under Arrest," issued by the International Labor Defense. This pamphlet hits been receiving close study by police and court officials dealing with Communist cases"Under Arrest," as It says in Its own foreword, is a complete munucl for party members on "what to do when arrested and questioned, and how to defend themselves in the courts of capitalist class justice." I Tile foreword also says frankly that, the pamphlet was modeled af- rying out this general rule Is to resist the polic or other arresting office. "He is your enemy," says the pamphlet. "Give him no information of any kind whatsoever, either about yourself or your fellow workers or any organization which you belong to ... C3ivc your name. That is all. You should not even furnish an address - . . Sign no statement, 'confession' or other paper, no matter how Innocent it appears." "Never FIcan 'Guilty' " The second major instruction is to demand an Immediate hearing. "Insist that a specific charge ae.iiust you be react to you." "When you are brought Into court, a complaint will be read by the judce or clerk. You will the be asked Lo plead 'guilty or 'not guilty.' " Communists are instructed always to plead. 'Not guilty-' Never nleart, 'Guilty' . . . even on the ter a similar set of instructions promise of a suspended sentence issued Husstan revolutionists in i or a ij^^i sentence" czarist times. The American edition I communists are'also instructed with adaptions made lo fit U. S. ! to demand, a trial by jtirv whcr- laws. was first issued during the j cvcr possible and, "it the jurtec does depression, but. is still in circulation. „„, fix tail (lemami tn!lt ban ^ "Once and for all." say the in- j fixed and that bail be low. Point structions, "it Ls necessary lo des-, om to the court you are not a troy the Illusions that workers have ' criminal, that you are a political concerning courts and cour proccd- j prisnuer." ures. The 'dignity' and 'sanctity' of I Full instructions are given on carefully prescribed. "Bring out the class issues at the trial," says the pamphlet. "For instance, if you are charged with distributing leaflets, then the prosecution will slick to the point that the streets were litercd wih your leatlcs, in violation of city ordinance. Your answer may be that if your were distributing Republican or Democratic or religious leaflets, you never would have been arre.stcd." Dlsirubanccs — In Five Hasy Steps The five steps for organizing a worker's defense demonstration are given: 1. Issue a leaflet, stating the case. 2. Hold a mass meeting to protest the worker's arrest. 3. Visit factories, and at their gates make speeches on the case. 4. When trial date is set, issue, a ne«- leaflet calling on all workers to attend. S. On day of trial, hold a mass demonstration in front of the court house and demand the release of the accused. Then hold similar demonstrations near the end of the trial. As an extra demonstration, Communists are told to pack the courtroom' with workers during a trial. "Very .often such a court setting has been the decisive feature that won the worker's case," says the pamphlet. All these techniques were used In the recent trial of the 11 top Communist leaders in New York. They empires could receive from a leader a mission of the conquest of the world? And with a spiritual message, the Gospel, be inspired to go forth with faith and courage, believing thai, that mission could be fulfilled? is there not a deep thrill in the vision of Paul, the great Apostle, a Jewish citizen of Rome, and proud of his free-born citizenship in a slave-ridden world. surveying the vast power that had conquered all the then known world but declaring, "I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also . . . lor it is the power of God"? i Romans 1:16.) Might against might! Power against power! What faith, and vision, and courage was In that little Jew as he set the empire cf Christ, as yet in his Christian dream, over against that vast empire of Rome with all ils |X)wer over all the world! It was In Rome itscH that I I stood years ago by the towering ruins of the great colosseutn, and caught something o fthat thrill, as observed in its wall the tablet to the memory of the Christian martyrs who had fought and been thrown to the lions in the arena. I had been wandering about the "eternal city." contrasting its many churches, and their gold and glory, with the ruins of the ancient empire, the fallen forum, the ruined temples, which had been the symbols and center of political and pagan Rome. I thought of that, inner and deeper faith, both Roman and Protestant, greater than tcm- ple.s made with hands: and I understood something of the po\vcr of that dream that inspired Paul, and of the meaning of those words of Jesus to His diciples. as the cross loomed over Him and them, "Be of good cheer. I have overcome the WO'. 1(1.' Today again the world is imperil- led with materialistic might. Powerful forces threaten to dcstrov the world's richest men. Little Princes Yasmin can use big diamonds for marbles If she wants to. So could Mama Rita. Speaking of diamonds, when the Aga Khan cel»bialed his diamond jubilee as head of the limit ills, his faithful followers weighed him against diamonds — not once but twice—and gave him the value of (he stones In cash. And he weighed 243'!- pounds-quite a few cara'A that. It should be added that !tS Aga Khan gave his fortune to charitable causes among his pconle. He already has so much wealth he probably can't even count it up. The Asa Khan traces his descent direct from the Prophet Mohammed. He also claims descent from the royal house of Persia, from remote times. The Aga Khan I ,']«! Persia after a falling oi;t with the Shah, and settled in Bombay ur,der protection of the British. That has been the home of the Aga Khans since then. However, the Aga Khan has no principality and no temporal rule. the courts ae means of paralyz- , challenging "middle class" jurors did not have the Communists' des ing the struggle against capitalist land demanding that a jury of ircd result then but thcv are institutions." j ".uirkers" be named. [worth pointing out so that thpv The first Instruction give in car- Court conduct of the accused Is'may be recognized at future trials IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Joan Fonlainc and Bill Do/ier have reached the properly settlement stage and divorce proceedings begin the moment she completes her current film . . . Kdilic Cantor comes up with the startling announcement that "The Life of Eddie Cantor" will be played by Eddie Cantor constitution with her when she starts "A Life of Her Own." She's in every scene of the picture . . . Intimate note: The new ski lilt at Squaw carries Valley, near Lake Tahoe, two to the seat . . . "The Sous of the Musketeers" at RKO novel premise. The queen .,_ ...... , the service of the Three A thing like this could revolution- j -Mi: ketccrs but finds them gout- ui- the film industry. ridden and la/y. So she settles • • * 1 l"i Ihe sons, who are as advanttlr- Kirk Doufiias is taking rtancins'oiis as their fathers. and guitar lessons for a theater ... tour in the spring. "After all." | c,ventecn-year-old Maria, t h c he says. "! can't walk on a .stage ! daughter of Huron and Baroness and boxiiiK gloves and K:ik Langenskiold of Sweden, will challenge anyone in the audience to a light. Somebody would come up and knock my head off." for a movie career. She's been 'iking make-up tests at Max Fac- inr's. A great number of Republican Parly lenders nrc in reality "northern men of southern principles." Scratch a Dixiccrat and you will fum a northern or eastern special Interest. DixiccraUs fume at proposals for guaranteeing civil rights. Many noithcrn Chambers of Commerce have an equal distaste for FEPC.—Charles M. I.,,rol- letle, national director of Americans for Democratic Action. * * + I have no time for romantic preoccupations white t am visiting nir fields, armored ba.'es and aircraft carriers.—Shah of Iran, on "dating" while in U. s. * * * We need more of that good, oldtime Americanism In nur dealings with Stalin, lie untror- stands that kind of talk,—Philip l-\>x Lal'olictic, three-time governor of Wisconsin. * * * New developments arc revolutionising the rn- ti-.'e field ol munitions and may rtcnply atirct the U'sp(=c!ivc rolo.s of the Army, Navy ;uu] Air Force.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. I.ois Rutler and Lon McCallster | uarbara Stanwyck was in rare arc getting around . . . N'cw York . r.-., m w | 1C n I Interviewed her for publishers ale interested In Jean- , nl -, Mutual airshow. I reminded cttc Mar-Donald's biography . . . | !i,- : that "Tlielma Jordan" is her Jean llersholt. in a New York in-!,,s,h mov |. and that if they were Irrvirw. expressed Brave concern j ,,1] spliced together they'd make a over television's competition lo Hoi-| half million feet of film and take lywood movies anil warned all act- ,,l;,inst a hundred hours to show. "Save your money." .limmy Dtirantr at the Copaca- i bana in N'cw York ns relayed by! j Ken I'ligtiiml: "Why am I working! at Ihr bottom nf this mine shaft vvhril in llollyumul I got two r SMiniminc pools — one for suim- lliiiii; and one fur rinsing off." ; Fred MaeMurray asked Bill Dem- i nicst if he docs any horseback rid- ' hie in "Come Share My I.ovc."l which lia.s a western-ranch hack- | C round. i "Arc you kidrlhu:." said Hill. "I ! hardly have the skill to eel out | of bed in the morning." j Tuirc-llisrovrrni M-O-M executives arc thinkinc' alonit different lines about Cyd Ch:irisse after seeing her first dramatic performance in Mervyn Lc- Roy's "East Side. West Side." |1;ory) X.nmirk shelled out S750,- '-''0 (<• K.'sic I.xui to get Ellchard n,iM?harl's contract . . . M-Ci-M, "•IU',1 think." ad libbed Barbara. or ;\11 ihe popcorn that could be i-o;..-miic(i in that t'mc." Midas' Touch fini> Hope's trophy room, filled '<M'ii cups, plaques, testimonials. [",<•.. lias a new one—a bottle of °il from his latest gusher Tiir Oiitixist Estates Club at Palm Riirinsjs is opening a dessert golf cmir>c. With grass traps Instead of sand traps :e and the Chris- we -speak to thLs Christian hcrlta; tian faith. Can world—as Paul spoke—of the power of the Gospel, unashamedly, fearlessly, strong in the conviction that it is not by might, nor by power, but by the spirit of the Lord of Hosts that the world's redemption can be fulfilled? What is more, can we live that faith? The world of today needs Christians, perhaps a« It never needed them before. Christians whose sense of God's presence and power make even the might of the world seem weak. Christians who say, inasmuch as in us is, we are ready to preach the gospel. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William R. McKennry .America's Card Authiirity Written for Ni:.\ Service You Shouldn't Ever Squeeze a Partner Dear Santa clans, the bridge players of the nation are of the opinion that if any one woman should have the title of Mrs. Santa Glaus, it should be Mrs. Leon Rad- Icr of New York. Since the rjhild- rcns Cancer Unit at Memorial Hos- was opened she has been a volunteer worker there, arranging for all their Christmas and Easter parties. that If he cashed the ten of hearts it might squeeze his partner 'and they probably would not set the contract. So he shifted to the jack of clubs, which was won in dummy with the queen. Declarer then proceeded to cash the diamonds, but, of course, the suit did not break. On the third diamond Mr. Radler deliberately threw away his good ten of heart. Now- declarer could not make his contract. If Mr. Radler had cashed his fourth heart and then shifted to a club, declarer would have won the I jack" 1 of ' rtiamoprts. declarer's 15 Years Ago In Blythevillc N'r. and Mrs. W.vse Perry nn- n<i!!n~e the birth of a daughter. T'l-T^nv noon. Mpv Usrev and his house guest. TITO Cro- ch, of DwMtlas. Ariz., plan In Sunday for New Orleans v.-hcrc they are students at Tulane University, atfer spending the holl- davs with Dr. and Mrs. M O. Usrcy >'t ,,,,i M rs nwinbi H niack- " 'il. "f MnnnVIs have *K5.1 ¥ 85V + AKQi A832 A A6-1 ¥732 » 1053 *AKQ4 Rubber—E~-W vul. South West \orlh 1 4 Pass I » 2 » Pass 2 N. T. 3K.T. Pass Pass Opening—V K East Pass Pass Pass 30 His is purely a spiritual kadcr- shio -a caliphate, so to speak. Only a male can succeed to the spiritual leadership. Thus Princess Yasmin cat: be heiress only to social distinction and riches. So far as Princess Rita is concerned, she has indicated that she intends to continue her motion picture career. Prince All Is said to pprove of that. Whether she would have to abandon her career If her husband became head of the maili is an interesting question.^ she did continue, her position woun be unique. In any event, while the Aga Khan has his official duties to carry out he spends much time In Europe where he has palatial residences. His string of race horses long has been world famous. Should Prince All Khan succeed to the cnliphite, he presumably would follow his father's footsteps and spend much time in Europe and America, an arrangement which would maka things easier for his American v;ife and Princess Yasmin. Life in Born- bay can be very trying to foreign- born folk. On the whole, Yasmin has an Interesting life ahead of her. club trick and cashed three rounds of diamonds I have underlined the cards which each player, at this point, would have left. Declarer would then cash the king and queen of clubs. On the queen of clubs West woulri be hopelessly squeezed. If he let KO the dia- he nionri would be *nood, discarded cue of his spades, declarer would win three spade tricks. Musical Instrument Answer to Previous Ptizzls o after spending Christmas ' ki "« ot llcl "' is ' Mrs. Radler is a great helper of yours. Santa claus, but when I asked her for a bridge hand she said her husband. Leon, is the card player In her family. So here Is a hand Mr. Radler (sitting East) defended in a rubber bridge game recently. The reason South bid two diamonds over his partner's one diamond bid was because he felt that It would be better for North to piny the no trump. When the final contract of three no trump ,\as arrived at Mr. Karilr-r opened the hopes Lana Turner brings her Iron | with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wilson. Mr. Radler decided at this ponll HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 7 Tool 13 Tell M Fly. 15 Exist '. 16 Artless JS Gevcra^e 19 Month ~(ab ) 20 Hags 22 Accomplish 23 Heap 25 Encourage 27 Look over 28 Flower 29 Northeast (ab.) 30 Two (prefix) 31 Part of "be" 32 Not (prefix) 33 Fruit of the palm .IS Tidy 38 Paradise 39 Rim 40 Type measure 41 Male felines •17 Any •IS Cavity 50 Country house 51 Goddess of infatuation 52 Kxpunger 54 Charm .ifiGo to bed 57 Alcove VERTICAL 1 Muscular contractions i Epic 3 Island (Fr.) 4 Parent' *> 5 Volcano in Sicily 8 Chair 7 Possess 8 Asseverate 9 Note of scalo 10 Damage U Musical studies 12 Distant 17 is used as 34 Esteem a doorbell 36 Marbles 20 Poor dwelling 37 Beliefs 21 Pilchards 42 Above 21 Woolly- Si) Secthco; 33 More profound 43 Mud 44 Chlorine (symbol) 45 Wing-shaped 46Domcslicate • 4!) Make lace edging 51 Drink made with malt 53 Chinese river 55 Upper case; (ab.)

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