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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 4, 1950
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 4,\ i IBB BLYTHEVILLS COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER KTWB OCX K. W. BATHES, PuMiihtr •AMY A; pADflES. AMlsUnt Puhlllh«r A. A. FREDRICKSON, AxsocUtC Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adnrtislnc Muuger . fete Natloul AdT«rti«inc Repr«enUU««i Wttraer Co, N«w York. Chicaco. Dctratt Mtmphli. itcnd u Mcond clui nutter it th» po*- at BlythCTille, Aitinill. under *ct ol Ooo- October » 1*17. Member of The Associated Preo •OBSCRIFTION RATES: •T cutter ID the city ol BlytbevUle at in? Mkurbtn town where curlei service li main- taliud, 20e per week, 01 85c pel month By mall, within a radius ol SO miles H.OO pet ' jear, (200 (or aU months, 11.00 for lhre« mouths; by Biil outside SO mll< aoae, HO.00 per rear » tajable ID advance.. Meditations That In the mjes to come he might shfw lha exceeding rkhes of his trace In his kindness U>- wmrd nk Ihroujh Christ Jesus.—Ephe«I»m 2:1. * + « Jesus is the true manifestation of God, and He is manifested to be Ihe regenerating power of . a divine life.—Horace Bushnell. Barbs About the only things that will leave some Hives speechless are pretty things. # . • * Golf »cores would be » lot higher If players ioM th« truth, the hale truth and nothing but the truth. * •'* * Harness ricing is Increasing in popularity. People m beginning to realize there-is no taclc- •eat driver. • • * A rumble semt only looks foolish In summer —in winter It rally li. • * * An Illinois Judge told police that large cities were having too many robberies. Just how many would he call enough? 'Army Should Educate Gl's •On What Their Blood Buys Our defense officials are being: junip- , s «d on because U. S. troops in Korea had to begin fighting without tanks, lank• killing bazookas, and other useful wea- ' pens. But that's not all they failed to provide the Gl's. They didn't tell them why they have to fight in Korea. American soldiers were sent packing off to a strange country of which they know little, with no 'guidance but a few hasty muUerings 'about "communism." .' . Now reports come filtering back that • 'many of our fighting men resent being ]"" thrpwn into a fight they don't understand. Furthermore, not having been briefed on what makes a Korean tick, they're showing a lot of impatience and imistrust toward their allies. Since nationalism burns bright among Koreans are among all Asiatics, the na' tives don't like being shrugged off as a bunch of inferiors. They're beginning to cool off toward their would-be sav- iours, and in lime may become actively hostile. One can guess what the top military men would say about this: "Nobody told us we'd ever have to fight in Korea.", They've already said it to explain why they weren't set for the sort of war we're fighting there. But that answer isn't good enough. A good many expert judges declare we did a bad job of telling Gl's in World War II why they had to fight in Europe. ;. Do our present-day soldiers have a real idea what they're supposed to be doing in occupied Germany, in Austria, Trieste ant! Japan? They know their military duties, of course. But they don't • get much helpful talk on why they're I thousands of miles from home. On the basis of past performance, ! there's little reason to believe the Gl's would have been briefed any better if ; the military knew they were heading for Korea. It looks like the military either does, n't know how to teach the political facts of life, or can't see their importance. < Our soldiers in Korea might as well be men from Mars for all they know of that country. And they could be forgiven for thinking Karl Marx, the father . of communism, plays third base for the Cincinnati Reds. It's too late to prevent the harm done by their lack of good guidance up to now. But since the lop brass has at last : turned attention to giving the Gl some ; hardware to fight with, maybe they can devote a little thought to telling him sensibly why he has to use the sluff. poU 'wu tenanted, marathon dancer* grew bunions and men went over Niagara Falls in barrels. Never again, said we, will we see such silly days. We're growing up. Well, here we are 20 years later. In just the past few weeks a man tried to go over the falls in a barrel; a soldier made 123 parachute jumps in one day. There are a few scattered flagpole sitters ami one young fellow is living in R glass-topped steel tank under water—if you can call that living. And the newest thing in this sane age comes from a 38-year-old deep sea diver. He wants to take a 14-mile walk under water—a 20-hour jaunt. We should all be glad we're not living in those foolish days almost a quarter of a century ago. People surely did some silly things then, didn't they? Views of Others He Talks on Cotton J, Lew Hhcdcs, organizer for the American Federation of Labor, touch]Jed the Cotton Research Congress in Dallas wit It some hilarious economics. He says wetback farm labor from Mexico, which the Cotton Belt, uses for picking, is unfair competition for American workers. Now, wilt Mr. Rhodes please tell the Texas cotton farmer just who's going to pick his.cot- ton? Oil, brother, let's assume that it will bf the Amalgamated Pickers Union. Come July, and the crop Is ready. The union—so sorry, please— is busy on next year's contract, or in convention at Atlantic City purging the Commuplillcs. Cotton can't wait while the boys picket or the organizers dream. in short, day labor for cotton farms Is costly and scarce. It is costly and scarct because higher union wages in the city have drained farm labor away from the farm. Even with cheaper wetback labor—which isn't as cheap as the union makes out—the cotton farmer is on the borderline for profit. It costs him around *72 an acrt (1946) to produce cotton. Of this, picking la $23, preparing and planting $8, cultivating and hoeing $14, fertilizer $4, seed (1.16, ginning $4, land rent $8, miscellaneous $8. The answer is mechanization, as far as staying In the cotton-growing business Ls concerned. This means very little labor at all. But It's that, or very little profit. —DALLAS MORNING NEW3 How Do We Pay For It? When president Tinman goes to Congress with his request, for more military funds to meet the Korean crisis, the vital tiuestion will be how this money is to be raised. If tins were a. slack lime, if many men were unemployed and factories idle, one could make a case for simply adding the new expenditure to lh« deficit already in prospect— lor saying, tn other words, that the bill could b«st be met by borrowing against, the future. But most of our working force and most of our productive facilities are already fully employed. In these clrcumstatuses, the addition or four or (ive or 10 biilloty-Sollars to the stream of demand can only mean a decided shapcning of competition for goods and .services, That new competition of dollars for goads is likely to result directly in higher prices. The dificit method of financing the Korean war Involves paying the bill twice—paying it now In (lie form of higher prices, and paying it later In the form of tiie new government debt we shall have contracted, What is the alternative? Clearly, it is to adopt those policies which reduce total demand at the same time the new military expenditures Increase It. One method is stringent government economy in non-military outlays. Congress has K greater responsibility than ever to put the administrative house in order and to postpone postponable civil spending. Yet to be realistic we should face the fact that Congress is unlikely to achieve as much economy as will be needed to offset thc new expenditures. If government den}and is not going to be cut sufficiently, then a reduction in the demand of consumers or of business will be called for. To achieve (hat takes taxation. The real choice before thc country, then. Is between paying for thc Korean war in thf form of higher prices, and paying for it in thc form of higher taxes. li the first course were cho&cn, the main burden would fall en consumers, who are the ultimate payers of all prices. It would Inevitably generate new wage demands lending to accelerate .the inflationary spiral. If Americans have the courage to face the realities, they \vill choose to finance the war in Korea by taxes—ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say Our Chief Interest Leopold's Decision Seems to Be Proper Sunday SchcxDl Lesson By WILLIAM E. GI1.ROV, D.n. By DteWITT MacKEN'ZlE AP ForrlfB AfUUi Analyst The king of the Belgians ha« made » rash gambit with fate—and lost. Leopold's dogged Insistence on re- j talninf; his throne, In the face of One-hundred years or more be- fierce popular opposition, all but fore the great era and succession i plunged his nation into civil strife of Hebrew prophets began with before he reluctantly gave way 'to Amos and Hosea, two memorable I horse sense. prophets, Elijah and Elisha, had) Even now there [« not certainty appeared In Israel. - j that he has acled soon enough ,There Is no "Book of Elijah," or | His people, and an anxious oufci Book of Elisha," as there are j side world, can only hope he ha^ books of other prophets, nor is; and that calm may return to hli there much record of what these , troubled land. prophets said; but there is a. great Standing on the edge of th« deal about what they dtri, and j precipice (he king has given i about what they the champions of represented purity in religion during a time of evil kings and much corruption among the people. The story of Elijah and Elisha i Prince Baudouin promise which his subjects, eager for jieace, choose to Interpret as satisfactory, although there may be an "if" in It. He has agreed to the transfer of hEs' powers to crown and also Implies differs considerably from that of that he himself will abdicate when the later prophets In the extent to I his son reaches his majority In which it is permeated with mfrac- ' 19S1—if the three political parties ulous and wonder-working Incl- j hen still support the prince, dents. Some of these incidentsj King's Day Paswa ought to be read In the light of the j As one has watched this drama New Testament. . | unfold it hus been given to wonder and John wanted down fire from When James Jesus to call heaven and consume villagers who had used him inhospitably, as Elijah had done to the. messengers of Ahab, Jesus had replied, "Ye know not what, spirit ye are of." And the picture of Jesus blessing the little -children Is strangely and whether the king of the Belgiarp; had forgotten that the day is past when kings rule by "divine right." The late Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany was one of the last great monarchs to insist on this status. It was this characteristic of the "all highest 1 ' which presumably inspired the poem "Meinself — und Peter fdson's Washington Column — Nation Faces Up to Ten Years Of Swelling Taxes for Defense beautifully in contrast with that Oott ., by Alexander MacGregor of Elisha. cursing the children who Rose . Tnls ,| rst was published by mocked him. the Montreal (Canada) Herald in However, one may regard such|, 897 and infuriated the German Incidents, these earlier prophets I emp orer .However, It was this self- were like their later successors In I 5an , e characteristic which, was lar- their moral earnestness, their' gcl responsible for the loss of his fearlessness in rebuking evil, »nd j throne and the abolishment of the in -the Intensity of their devotion ! monarchy lo the Integrity and welfare of , , , ' . ,.,,. , ._,. I hasten to add thai no invldloui :omparison between Leopold *yd the Kaiser is intended. The pol^ that under constitutional monarchies, like the Belgian, the king rules by will of the people. He Is part of the structure of govern- WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The Korean war has let the United Slates in for perhaps ten years of total preparedness^ effort. This fact Is gradually emerging from the confusion of present defense planning. Proposals sent to Congress by President Truman thus far are just the beginning. It will take two to three yenrs for the united States to get ready. It will take the, Soviet Union a- bnut the same time to get ready for a total war in which Russian troops would be used. This is the theory Llmt many military experts have held for some time. They're stm sticking for war by 1952. to 11-— Get ready Russia has the manpower and the military potential now. It may not have the Industrial potential, in at least a do/en critical materials such as steel, petroleum, an atomic bomb stockpile and so forth. The Korean incident Is still not regarded in Washington as "it"— meaning the start of a third world war. After th (• Korean Incident Is cleaned up—perhaps before—other similar outbreaks are expected. Nobody knows where. Iran was considered a likely trouble spot, but is not considered so now. The reasoning Is that the Russians would have to use their own troops in Iran—not satellites. " . : Some Impatient G'nngrrssmen Purpose of all Communist uprisings and aggressions Is regarded'AS an effort to bleed America white. Thc theory Is that the American people won't stand for ten years Israel. One misses In the entrancing story of their lives and deeds, an iold in the Books of Kings, the grandeur and richness of their supreme prophetic vision of the God of the whole world. Fearless in of police action all over the world. nvolvlng total mobilization, high taxes, big military budgets, shortages of consumer goods, alloca- Jons and other economic controls. There is some belief that Russia will not strike at the U. S. direct until after this bleeding process has been well advanced—until American people are softened up and ready to revolt against defense burdens. On the other hand, some congressmen are impatient to have this country strike before is fully prepared. Congressional appropriations committees would now approve far more than $10,000,000,000 additional military spending, if the President asked for it. Congressional thinking on this point obviously reflects public sentiment. It worries military planners. Curbing this strong impulse to "get Sre EH SOX on I'Age ~ their rebuke of evil, they found plenty of evil to rebuke. Their story Is Interwoven with that of kings as typified by King Ahab, who stood between a line of evil predecessors and successors. And to the weakness of the kings was add the strength in evil of the, fanatical and ruthless Idolatress, Jezebel, whose name has become a byword for wickedness in women. It, should ever be borne in mind that the prophets' concern for purity or religion was not re- la'eci just to' ritual observance, or their conception of one religion as against another. Idolatry meant corruption and impurity of life. The various references to sodomites in the record is nn indication of the moral depravity against which the prophets fought. Much of the glory of Israel's integrity Jn that ancient world is associated with the higher moral conceptions relating to family life, and the relation of the sexes. The IN HOLLYWOOD By Erakln* Jomuon N'EA Staff Cerrpspeodf HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1 — Bar- . femme stars still wen ring long hairl bara Stanwyck'said "Scoot" to the [ Gruesome Gifgle ghost-writers and wrote her own] No more "Roof balls" for Richard This Civilized Age Ever so often we find ourselves thinking about how old we're getting. We look back—and it seems ages ago— to the days when the top of every flag- it Is within tlic range of p05stbility lliat thc general public may be able lo sec thc action on a battle line while sitting in their homes . . . uncter thc eyes of television.— David Sarnoff chairman of Radio Corp, of America. + * * Parliament may be assured that present preoccupation in the Far Eaut has not Unpaired, and will not be allowed lo Impair, our vigilance in other areas where our vital interests Tie involved.— British Defense Minister EtuamicI Snin- A new wave of resistance ... In all countries Is arising.' This latest American adventure <assistance to sruth Korcal is dnmucci to inevitable failure.— L*y- Sediu, cummtnLaUjr, Radio Moscow. specch for the dedication of the Walter Huston Scholarship nt the University of Arizona in Tucson. "Walter's the only one in 'The Furies'." Barbara told me. "He TS •The Furies.' There's nobody else. We all support him. And that's about the greatest honor of my life —supporting Walter Huston in his reatest role." * • • Twenty-two Dunlins Fairbanks waahbucklers produced under the nltei) Artists banner will be liit- nr . television semens smin. Boh oncneckcr, Ruth llussc.v's snmise, the ascnl nn tlip deal. All font wo of thc films are silent. Music nH ronimcntiirif* will he art'lcd lo irh 1'^lrlnnks I'iis r>s "Zorro" and The Thief of Bagdad." ^(ta Youuc is a 100 per cenl ngcl again no\v that a nev: rit- rctor is piloting her tin-ouch Half Aneel." She niul Jules Dassin o'llcln't sec cvp tn eve on the cr-nr- ctcr. . . . JMui Wayne's next for Remiblic will clean up In Texas. t's litlcd "The Alnmo" and goes icfore the cameras i" October. Gene Kcllv <s rchei'rslnn nn acro- >atic-t?n dance routine on roller totes fnr "An American in Pnrls." Us partner will \x Leslie Cnron .he IS-ycar-fM F""irh eyeful. Milt WUIs Milton Bcrlc. in thc flesh, looked .ike he was kiuc*scoj>cd at Ton) Martin's Coconut Grove opc^ine H"'s thin. p!"le and tired. He wailed The doctors wouldn't let me do an- otVcr movie at Warners this mcr. f've got to take it easv." Ton> tried to lure him onto thc floor bu Milton declined, taking an. Intro, duction onlv with a bow. Tha proves he's tired. RKO jusl c.Tmp un with a rra nine-dav woivlrr. "Double I>cal. with Staric Windsor. Cernldln Brooks anil Kirhard Denning, wa filmed In rxarlly nine days. Mae. Murray's eyes go half-liddc when people ask what she thinks r Lana Turner doing a re-make r "The Merry Widow." She pays: "1 don't think Lana will do i There's one person for each thine Thc public won't accept anyone els It's yours, because you've put yoi blood tnlo It. Take Mary Pirkfor in 'Coquette' and Rudolph Valrn lino in 'Blood and Sand.' Thni bo who pbvcd Rudy's part In the WidniRrk. That's what Dick calls the jut-toothed gangster with the cackling laugh that he played in "Kiss of Death." A straight hero for a change in "Halls of Monte- 7Aima," he told me: "H'j a had t»jr. this hoodlum character, and I'd like to get rlrl of it. MT wife and I worked out that jfiKle In White n»lns, N.T.. when T w*5 nreparinj lo rrari for 'Kiss of I>eath. p Now I wish I hadn't llirmght of the giir&le." Dick is on the side of angels and HIE law in "Panic in the Streets." too. and he thinks newcomer Jack Palance may make the goof ball fans forget he ever was one. "Jack's welcome tn It. I pushed 11 old lady down the stairs In mr movie but Jack does' belter mi thai. He lakrs a rtyinif man nd hurls him off a balcony, mat- ress arid all. Lovely character." Claude Jnrman. child star of "The 'curling,' 1 ' now 16 and six feet two as his own reason why MOM ropped him. S*ys Claude: "I guess See HOLIA'WOOO Page ^ possible unless his partner had the ace of spades. Any method of playing the spades would probably work If East nlso had the ten of spades. Great care was necessary, however, if South hud the ten of spades. "To guard against this possibility. West, led the jack of .spades. This fixed the declarer. If he played low, the jack would hold the trick, and then the ace anci king of spades would defeat thc contract. If he covered with dummy's queen of spades. East would win with the ace, and then a spade return would allow West to take two tricks with the K-9. 'We'd like to have your comment nent, placed there by popular wish. There Is no question of divine right. Leopold In Right So Leopold has been right hi withdrawing from the picture. The pity Is that he didn't see the light sooner. In considering this Belgian situation it is interesting to take i quick glimpse at what has been happening to monarchies during the last hall century. In that comparatively brief period the following monarchies, - among others, have been abolished: The Russian empire; Germany; Spain; Turkey; Albania; Austria; Bavaria; Bulgaria; China; Hungary; Italy; Montenegro; Manchu- kuo; Portugal; Rumania; Serbia and several smaller states. The Belgian crisis of course ha: been far more than a National affair. It has been a matter of concern to all the western powers which are standing against communism. Belgium is an Import«^ part of the Atlantic Pact whi Old Testament "records'" much' con- | h , as , be f n c ™a.tcd for the defense corning romantic love. But such moral conceptions and foundations needed constant safeguarding, as they do in our modern world. The devotees of Baal, under various other names, are still with us. Those who are on the Lord's side have Western Europe. Apropos of th tht London Tunes observes: „_. ., f Cann ° l B « The statement announcing the king's deoision places it firmlj upon right, simple and sufficient grounds. It was clear that the king much to learn. | could nofc ** kln g °< all the Bellion to find. rroml?i ans - He has therefore acted with and much inspira the example of the morally earnest and fearless Elijah. The incidents of his life have become rich symbols of zeal for God, and God's ways for man. mako. would walk in like a panther." * * • Sudden thought: Susan Hayward, selected "Qur.en of Glamor" by thc Motion Piolure Photographers Association, U one of tht very tew I •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service °laying Wins Praise; Bidding Rates Pity "Perhaps North* should have been playing this hand .at three no- trump." suggests a Los Angeles correspondent, "Three no-trump would have bcen^a very easy contract to fulfill, since North-South could easily take five clubs, two diamonds, and two hearts. At best, the defenders could take tour spade tricks—and they might nol even get those. "As it happened, however. South played the hand at four hearts Was this bad bidding? "When the hand »as actuall; played, West opened the Jack o diamonds. Declarer won with dummy's ace o( diamonds, and led the ten of hearts, allowing it to ride, for a finesse. West won with the quern of hearts and thought long and drcply about- his next play. "He could see lhat the defense was unlikely to win any chib tricks or any further hearts. His parturr Why. Rudy had plavcrl the deuce of diamonds Opening lead—4 J on the bidding and on West's excellent defense." The defense was indeed excellen and the bidding deserves sympathy rather than blame. Many good players would find themselves In tiv inferior contract of four hearts ra thcr than in the unbeatable thre no-trump. .This is not nccessaril. an Indication of poor bidding. Af tcr all, if Enst happened to ho!< tive spades to the A-J or to th K-J. a spade lead would set thrc no-trump, whereas it might be dif ficult to set four hearts. Although We-st's defense wa both Imaginative nnd sound. I can not say RS much for the way Soul played thc contract. South should not have taken th iinrsse <r i trumps. On winning th first trick, he should have lai down thc ace and king of heart If !he queen dropped, he woul make his contract. When it did rn drop, he could then begin the club, hoping lo find three or more club in (he hand, that held the queen hearts. As it happened, this would ha on the first trlcfc, so there seemed little chance to win a diamond trick. It was apparent that the de- been the case. West would obliged to follow on been rounds of clubs. thereupon lead a Dummy wovi fourth club. which So\uh could discard a spad tense depended on taking three! West could ruff and the defende aHr iricks. ; I could then take two snides, b "West retlUed th»t thii was un- lh« contrict »ould be made. the overriding concern of assurinf Belgian unity at a time, when, he says. th« international situation more than ever needs that unitj to be reinforced-" "The nations that stand besidi Belgium in the larger crisis V. which he alludes will be,gratefuJ to King Leopold for thus recognis- ing the peculiar danger of the civil faction at this time. He ha» perhaps The Interest of ,1. W. Shouse In done no more tnan hL ' ' patriotic e Shouse-Little Chevrolet Co.. has| dut y' bufalso has he done no less." en purchased by Tom A. Little, j That «ems to sum up the posi- e announced today. The business' llon succiucty. His majesty has fail- ill be operated by him and will i ed to achieve his personal ambition, : known as the Tom Little chev-'*•>& his final decision to with'draw ilct Company. Mr. shouse and Mr. should work out to the good if 75 Years Ago Today Ltle have been in business since me, 1932, when they acquired the cal Chevrolet dealership, formerly eld by W. I. Dcnton. Misses Ada Dunavant and Clara his country." Ruble are spending in St. Ixjuis. Mo. the weekend Game Bird Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted game bird 6 It is sough* by 13 Join 11 Interstices 15 genus is Colinns 16 Care lor 13 Young goat 19 Nickel (symbol) 20 Cons again 22 Symbol for sodium . 23 Grant 25 Help 27 Paradise 28 Vein o£ or« 23 Pronoun 30 Not (prefix) 31 Giant king of Eashan 32 For example (ab.) 33 Cloy 35Eeyp'.ian river 38 Above 39 It has a short 40 French article 41 Explainers 47 Georgia (ab.) 48 Unit 30 Relative grass 52 Shades of meaninz ?, 1 Aver 58 Viper 57 Weary VERTICAL 1 Fruit J Unfastened 3 Three -toed sloths <That thing 5 Smooth and unaspiraled 6 Rabbit 7 Constellation Stack 9 Preposition 10 Horned ruminant 11 Precipitated 12 Staid 17 Abraham's home (Jiib.) 20 Revokcrs ' 21 Projecting angles 24 Put back L o sss ,M!O 5 LlSl fSs m OiNtAITIA wioi sT _ C 3 1 |M is 25 Notorious Italian family 33 Law makers 34 Broad street 36 Bandagt ?7 Pleased 42 Formerly 43 Mortgage on property 44 Sleeveless , garment 45 From (prefix) 46 Repose 49 Hearing organ 51 Boat paddle 53 Notary publia (ab.) 55 Palm lily

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