The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1950 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1950
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PAGE FOUTt BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST T, 19W TH* BLYTHJCVIU-E COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher B&JtRY A HAINES. Asslsunl Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising •oU National Advertlilnt R*pre»enUtI»ei: Wallu* WlUner Co., New York, Chicago DeUott All*nU. Uemphli BnUrcd u MCond cUu matter at the po*t- •fflM at Blythe»Ul«, At luuuuu, under act at Con- frett, October » 1*17. Member of The Auoclated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj curler IB the city ol Blythevllle or tnj raburban town where carrlei service U main- Uln*d. 20c per week 01 85c pei month •7 maU, within a radius ol SO miles H.OO per 7««r, »2.00 lor six months. tl.OO lot three months; kj mall outside 50 [rule tone 11000 pel real parable In advance Meditations For John truly baptized with water; tut ye •hall be baptized with the Holy Ghusl not nuny d*yi hence.—Acls 1:5. + * * Culture is good, genius Is brilliant, civilization U a blessing, education is a great privilege; but we may be educated villains. The things thai we want most of all is the precious gilt of the Holy Ghost—John Hall. Barbs An Oregon girl insisted on marrying a man while he still had measles. Was the bridegroom's face red! * * * Most people are worrying; about what the world fa comlnr to- We Just wish II really WOULD come to i * * * Some men are fishermen—others are satisfied to pass the summer looking at the bait on the beaches. * • * Mosquitoes are having their day—headline. And keeping ut from having our nights. * + * A train of thought arrives at no place much If Jt runs only local. I Russia's Greatest Weapons: Manpower and Land Area "You find waves and waves of men approaching you. You fire your machine gun and row after row goes down. But they never stop coming. You fire until the gun is hot in your hands and still that irresistible tide sweeps toward you. "It is like trying to stop tile ocean coming in, and after a while you feel it is hopeless to try to stop them, and you either give up or rim away." Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Like a G. I. talking about the fanatical North Koreans. But it isn't. It's a former German officer telling an American reporter in Paris about the Russians in World War II. There's a crucial parallel, nevertheless, between the North Koreans today and" the Soviet soldiers of l!Ml--i5. In the Soviet Union, in China and the various Russian satellites, human life is cheap. In much of the Communist realm, it is also plentiful. Communism emphasizes -masses of men, not individuals. A man is literally the property of the stale. Whether in peace or war, he's expendable. As a soldier, he's a weapon of war in a very real sense. Much is being made these days of Russia's great superiority over the West in tanks, planes, guns and submarines. Rightly so. But even if we devise effective defenses against this material, that will not be sufficient. How do we plan to throw back those waves upon waves of men? Korea has shown us how hard il is to check advances by an army which utterly disregards its own manpower losses. We can be sure that wherever communism marches, that same callous use of men as weapons will be evident. To make il worse, Russia and her Communist satellites have a defensive weapon of unparalleled value: millions of square miles of space. As it takes extraordinary means to offset the great mass of Ked forces, so it requires similar measures to win and control such space. The western worid naturally hopes it never will have to try conquering Communist manpower and space. But it is now preparing to defend itself against a Soviet Union which might want war. It's entirely fitting that we should be thinking of new and better anti-tank, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weapons as we build that defense. Hut shouldn't we also be devising some highly destructive anti-human weapons? The West can't match communism's numbers of a test comes. And we can't count either on the costly atomic bomb. It's practical worth against millions of men on a battlefield is unknown. And American and western military planning that does not take Red man- power and land urea into account i* unreal. The enemy foot soldier is still the man to be beaten. Let's Blame Right (Wrong) Party Stalin ought to be pretty sore at Senator McCarthy by DOW, According to the senator, the State Department is responsible for all our troubles in Asia—the fall of China, the North Korean invasion, the Formosa mess. Not even Stalin probably would deny that State Department errors and inaction gave him a big helping hand in the Far East. But to refuse him any credit at all is making pretty light of his life's work. McCarthy to the contrary notwithstanding, let's set it straight: American boys are dying in the Korean hills not only because of policy mistakes in Washington, but because of policies devised in Moscow. It's fantastic to assume, as the senator seems to, that by pursuing a correct policy America can safely govern events everywhere in the world. The wisest policy imaginable couldn't prevent a world war tomorrow if Stalin wants it. Views of Others Costly Road Patronage System. A Democrat reporter's observations while accompanying one of the gubernatorial candldatet on a statewide tour are worthy of consideration when the next General Assembly meets in January. It Es Arkansas' costly highway patronage system. George Douthit of the Arkansas Democrat staff expressed dire concern about a governor promising highways in various parts of the state. H* observed: "The Question o( roacls was the big political talk everywhere we went. While In one part ot the state, listening to the candidate speak, several men nearby argued about which candidate should get elected. . . . The entire argument waa over which would give them the most roads." Under the present setup the governor is the sole and final authority when it comes to locating highways. He can, if he takes the notion, dictate all policies of the director and commission down to minute detail. With the entire highway system literally under the rule ol one man— the governor—It is only human that he take advantage of his position during a campaign. Here Is how It works at present: The stalt Highway Commission la nominally the controlling factor In highway construction. But members of this commission are appointed by the governor, and each incoming administration may set up an entirely new commission. Starting in 1935 with on« commissioner appointed from each of the 10 highway maintenance districts. .And then, during the 1949 legislature, the numbcriof commissioners wa« increased to 12—one appointed from each highway district and two members fro mthe slat* at large. As to length of term of each commissioner, the 1049 act merely states that "the term of office of the persons appointed shall be coincident with (he term of office of the governor making the appointment." The state highway director is also appointed by the governor, and his tenure in office is left solely to the Judgment of the governor. The highway director, therefore, can be little more than a figurehead. He owes his appointment to the governor; he is subject to the approval of the governor; he is subject to the powers of the commission whose members are appointed by the governor and who may be dismissed at the discretion of the governor. The system should be changed. There should no longer be any temptation in the law for one- man control of our sprawling highway system which covers some 10,000 miles and reaches into every county. Some of the other stales have taken the ever- increasing road millions out of the hands of the governor. The money Is spent by a highway commission, either elected by the people or named by the governor on a staggered term basis The Arkansas Highway Commission—regardless of the number of members and regardless of whether they are elected or appointed—should not Be subject to dismissal in mass by one grand proclamation of an incoming governor. Their terms should be so arranged that the invariable majority will not owe their allegiance to any one governor. The next legislature should make a study of various systems used in other states, it probably will reveal something hotter than Arkansas' costly patronage system. Gentlemen of the General Assembly, think this over before you come to Little Rock next January. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say It's These Shotgun Weddings Mr. Baruch Objects To Long War Could Mean New US. Way of Life Pettr fdson's Washington Co/urn Korean War Gives ECA New Role—Emphasis Put on Military WASHINGTON— CNEA)— An entirely new role for the Marshall Plan Economic Co-opera tlou Administration is emerging ns a result of the Korean war. For its first two u n d a half years. ECA's main Job has been :o build up the civilian economy It hns concentrated on building at we.stern Europe, up European productive capacity and foreign trade position. But now that international communism has shown its real himd i and its intent to settle things by) As shooting, instead of by propaganda. ' Europe will have to step up its arms production. ECA's gonl up to now has been to bring Europe's exports and imports into balance by June, 1952. This would make Europe more or less self-sustaining anfl reduce its need fnr dollars. That done, the Marshall Plan could be liquidated. If Europe is forced to go in tor greater anus production, however, that picture will be changed. It will have to curtail its production of consumer goods for export.,That will cut down its dollar-earning capacity. And the dollar gap. Instead of closing, will open wide again. mnlter o! fact, ECA ha been shifting some of its error from civilian to military production during the past few months. Tn th original European military assls tance program requested by Presl dent Truman a. year ago, there, an Item of $155,000,000 to help in crease European arms production This was cut out in the Senate, fo reasons that were never quite clea Arms Production to Be Increased Anyway, defense planners hit another means of achieving th same end. through ECA. A fund o 5100,000,000 was set up for what be cams known as AMP—Additions Military Production, It was unde See F.DSON on Page S IN HOLLYWOOD By Crsklne Jonoson NKA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (N E A) — E 1 1 u j sound track nothings into the ears Raines' husband, Maj. Robin old.s, ! of Bette Davis and Loretta Young, is with an Air Force fighter wing In California and may be winging through the Korean skies before you read this. There's a movie looming for Ella in Jamaica. . . . Dane Clark gets a change of pace with "Highly Dangerous," the film he's making in England with Margaret Lockwood. He'll return to some of the comedy antics that originally catapulted him into top stardom. 1 don't care what people think of me. I stand all right with God.—Jake LaMotta, Amcr- ican middleweight champion. * • * i want to be emphatic that Communist acti- utics will not be tolerated Iti slate service, or (IT that matter. I won't stand for il any otliet place where I can prevent it.—Gov. Henry F. Schrickcr of Indiana. » * • 1 have always believed the States Righcrs »ne Republicans under the skin.—stale Rep. Thomas Russell of Louisiana. Don't be surprised to hear that MGM is foliwing up "King Solomon's Mines' with "Allan Quar- termaine," H. Rider Haggard's other adventure saga. Helen Dcut«ch. who did the screenplay ol the African thriller, admits the possibility of the sequel, t wouldn't bcl en Stewart Granger, Deborah Krrr. Richard Carlson and the original production crew getting together again on this one. Even the cannibals fled to the caves when temperament and personality clashes hit the company on the dark continent. Bill Bcndix last out on a bit; TV deal at the luh hour when the sponsor suddenly realized Unit he couldn't sell his own washing i-iu- chiiies with the name of Bcndix. Wrong machine. A movie press n^cnt finds d.iily cnnsolalion from a newspaper Hipping framed nmt hanging on lh>' wall of his office. The hcail "MAI-ADJUSTMENT IIF.I.I) XECKSSARY TO BE TO!' A-'TOK." * • • ! Bob Hope, in a Santa cUus suit complete with beard. surprises Marilyn Maxwell in '"Ilie Len.o:i Drop Kid." "Surprised?" says Bob. "No." -says Marilyn. "You ulwuy; were a flashy dresser." Fancy I'rrformanre Ann Lee, who lured Mary Hii.m Back before the footlights in "Gmrt bye My Fancy" at Santa Fe, N. M.. reports that Mary's performance was so acclaimed that she's now looking for a Broadway show. Could be that Rory Calhoun will sign a long-term contract with Kox and replace 1'y Power as the *tar of "Kangaroo." It's Paul Don?!, a 1 story about opening night nerve.*. Producers Mrx Gordon mid Gm»-iu Kaiiin had a worse case of jiud-s than Paul himself did on oiwini: niglit of' "Born Yesterday" 'they hail good rr.i.son to wonder it mm were nuts putting a radio nnuo;i,-r- rr into a top Broadway rolf ivit P'rcd Allen rea.ssurctl them v,u!i "Don't worry about Paul. To liiin this is just another long commercial." They're teasing Academy .iwr.r<l winners into Tlarry Sullivan'; ;,.m,s Ihepe days nnd tclline him r)-;u :i'. R sure sicn. lie's nrrivert. Hrirrv. who'* already whispered sweet ;et.s his third whack at an Oscar grabber when he begins hi.s.scems.s with Janc Wyman in "Three Guys Named Mike." "These Academy award dolls scare me a little," Barry grins. "They're all different, you know. 1 * Barry lias been scrambling up and down the stardom ladder like a nervous fireman ever since 1&42 and now says, "I guess you've got to get lucky." He pooh-poohs the notion that he filches ''The Story of a Divorce" right out from under Bet.te Davis' nose. "It's the host performance B-rtir hns given In 10 years. She'll sur- j prise everybody." I "Queen" Kalie Jacques Mapes, Ann Sheridan's new B.F., is boiling about the report that he's turning actor. H«Vs i *?ne of Hollywood's top set dccora- i IOLS and says he has no greasepaint ] yen. . . , Now it can be told: Ksith- ] arme Hepburn will play the r.iis- i sionary role in Snni Spiegal's "Ihe ' African Queen." but the role would Viacv been In^rid Bergman's tr a 'eHow named Roberto hadn't conic . along. i Gloria de Haven showed up with ! a handsome escort nt the Beverly Tnjpics and had the crowd sp^cu- - 'atiii 1 ; over his identity. Aside to i Vie-crowd:: He's ^or hairdresser. I F :mk Fonlaiiio, the mimic-comedian who wa.s dropped by MGM j fuid bounced right over lo Fox (or i "ElellA" and "Call Me Mister," Ls , r.lxint to sign a long-term contract i with that studio, A hitch in ncpo- ii.itions developed whrn Fontaine in-i.strd on bcinsr Riven the rieht to join tho Jack Bsnuy radio troupe as a pt'nnnnent member In the fall. out now Fox top brass has ^ivcn' him the okch. "I'm bringing my wife and seven .>ids out here' in September/' the roly-poly comic told me at Ciro's. 'I had to send them bnck to Breton wlipn my luck didn't hold out at Metro." amiable gentlemen has scored hi successes and each has been a win ning player for many years. When they play against eac other, the hand is very often fu of traps and counter-traps. In se lecting an example, it has bee necessary to show one of them oul maneuvering the other. It woul have been very easy to select hand showing the opposite resul In the hand shown today, Gen erous George held the South card and was declarer at four spade Larceny Lou held the East cards West opened the eight of heart the highest card in hts partner's b: suit. Larceny Lou won with th queen of hearts, cashed the nee hearts and then very carefully let the five of hearts! Lou knew, of course, that clarer had the missing heart. H wanted to oblige his partner to ru in the hope that his partner cou force out the queen or the jack i tru m ps from the d urn in y. As it happened, the situation wi ideal for Larceny Lou. West hr a trump that was big enough By DeWITT BUtKEVZIE AP Foreign Arf*ir» *n*l.T«4 The prospect that the Korean conflict will run a long time, in one form or another, present* 4 lot of problems. About 3,000.000 children In the j One of them I* education. nited States alone are believed to \ Tne danger of a protracted atrua- ave defective hearing. Perhaps I g j e brought this question from Da- 000,000 of them are so deaf that vid Taylor Marke, AP education DOCTOR SAYS hey will have serious difficulty In xcoming properly educated. The editor: What will be the effect on t«« America, and consequently i uu uiu -ay of life, if this ideological ave been preven ed and the dif-) Jf J , s the Unltcd steu , to cully which results from it would , j lntatn » va ., t military machine -1UB fulfill crrOJafollf lat-c-A.i&vJ It sJtnn_ . *"«»*ltl««> •••'•• J ad thing about this situation Is | vouth of America, and consequently iat much of this deafness could j ' on our way o{ llfe if tn is Ideological ter who has impared hearing ces not even know of Ihe dtffi- ulty and certainly is in no posi- ion to do anything about it. It s true that school examinations requcntly reveal the trouble and us, and especially for those whose education Ls interrupted by military service. Young men going Into uniform now might never again se« what we regard as a normal life. As Marke points out, those *n- t Is called to the attention of the ' gaged in war service for a long per- arents. That Is all that the school! iod would have lost the education an do. and Is then up to the | necessary to prepare them for ci- larents to take steps, which all ', vilian life, especially as regards the oo often they fall to do. Defective hearing in children ]as many unfortunate effects. A lightly deaf child can never make as good progress In school as the with good hearing—he or she oses too much of what the teacher lays. Nearly everyone knows too that' one learns to speak by hearing and milating. Therefore, the deaf child will not speak as well as the one with good hearing. Most im- lortant of all perhaps is the effect on the personality of the youngster. Children are almost always quite sensitive and if they caviot tear what their playmates say and are made fun of because they do lot react quickly or do not speak well, they become more and more shy. This can distort the entire course of the youngster's life. Because of the large number of youngsters with hearing defects. :nany of them unknown and untreated, it would be well if each child in school could have a hearing test every year. It is estimated, for example, that if medical treatment Is given in time, half of those with hearing defects could be saved from lafer deafness. Other Aidi . For those children whose hearing cannot be successfully restored or preserved, other help is available. The use of hearing aids properly fitted Is of great value. Most children can be taught lip reading, and by proper training the def- eciencies of speech which so often accompany deafness can be cured early. Parents need not fear that their children will be labeled as unusual if they need and use a hearing aid. Certainly this Is a lot better than not hearing what goes on around one. As T have said many times before, poor hearing Is not the fault of the victim and it should not be considered any different to wear a hearing aid than to wear glasses. skilled professions. By that token the standard of education itself i would be lowered. ' I suppose the solution, or partial solution, of this problem must depend on how far the government would be able to go in shortening •he length of military service s<j to permit a resumption of education. ; That in turn must depend on the nature of the war--its length and its demand on man-power. When It comes to drafting men for service there has been no discrimination. Every man of military age who is fit must go into some sort of service. True, lie may be assigned to a task other than corn^ bat service because of special q"'Jf ! ifications. But he must serve. All this is bound to affect the Hfe of the entire country, from family to national affairs. In fact a very long war would create pretty much a new world which would have dropped a lot of progress by the wayside. It Is hard to see how there could be anything approaching a satisfactory solution of this tremendoua problem. However, It Ls a situation which undoubtedly is being studied by our law makers and perhaps can at least be alleviated In some degree. Stunt Men Aid Collision Study LOS ANGELES— (/P) —Stunt men are now helping science. University of California expert* wanted to ret data on^auto collisions. Th« trouble was that cars do not run inter each other where they can be y& So the experts went to the of stunt men who made cars into each other Just to entertain the populace. From the photographs and other data collected In the study It i* hoped to find Just what shocles the human body takes during mch accidents. P/pe/j'ners Save Soil 75 Years Ago Today Doyle Henderson, of the firm of Reid. Evrard and Henderson, has ceed Sam ed Manatt at T C es'igned° at"^I HOUSTON, Tex.—(/P)—Soil con-, special session of the city council »««"<»» work is now being don. His appointment Is for the unex- by the WE P'Peline companies In pired term which ends In Aoril 1936 ' co °P era «°n with farmers. One firm, Little Betty Black, daurtl-r o f . the Texas-Illinois Natural Gas Pipe Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth Black Llne Co " hM a s P eclal department was guest of honor at a party given ' '° 5ave sol! ' rt Develops plants to by her mother Saturday in celebra-' nold A 1n Pl»oe,-terraces hillsides, tion of her seventh birthday. The | p1an(s BrBSS and de velops other . 24 children played games on the i kQJ64 1 «K9« + QS53 4 7 V 8 4 • 107'. ?. + K 10 7 C 42 N W E S (DlAUK) *K 10 V AKQ10 S 5 • QJS *J» * A98532 V J62 « A83 + A N-S vu Sooth West North Ei.<t 1 * Pass 2 * 3^ 3 4 Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V * v lawn and were served'lce cream and ' , E - D - Warren, a company execu- birthday cake by Mrs BInck as-' tlve ' ex P |alns that most pipeline sisted by Mrs. A. M. Butt and Mrs I com P anIcs have discovered that W. J. Pollard. '' their lines face extensive damage Mrs. J. D/Barksdale and son i *' hen tne so11 washes away. It !• Butler, will leave tomorrow for Port I chea P er to kee P th « soil In plant Smith where they will spend two lnan to re P alr washed out llrjfc weeks as guesU of William Barks- e 'ndicates. ^f • date and family. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby left Virginia and other points, this morning for a three weeks' mo- | Mrs. Roland Green will return tor trip through the East. They will I tomorrow from Shaw La wh^re visit Washington. D.C.. New York, she has been visiting relatives. State Flag Answer to Previous Puzzle « JACOBY ON BRIDGE TIT OSWALD IA( OUT \Vritlrn for NKA Scrvlc* Lot; Fails to Trap Generous George "Has Generous Gnorye ever Vhiycd a?,;iinst Larceny Lou?" a Miami correspondent. "We have been arguing about who would win in a contest of this sort." Ves, Generous decree and l,ar- -;nv 1,011 luivo ofirn played in the -me c.mir. Nobnrfy hns cvrr kept an exact score, but each of these I ing Lh« contract. force out an honor from the dummy. However, when West played the seven of spades. Generous George took time out for a little thought. George Is a benevolent soul, but far from foolish. He has a healthy respect for Larceny Lou's ability as bridge player. Why had Lou been so anxious for his partner to trump the heart? George saw the reason; and with the liberality for which he is famous, decided to let the defenders have the trick! Instead of over- ruffing In the dummy, George discarded a low diamond from the dummy! West, a little started by this unexpected trick, shifted to a diamond. Dummy won with the king and returned the queen of spades for a finesse. When the finesse succeeded. Generous George spread the hand. If George had fallen for Lavcom, Lou's little trap, he would havelosl the contract. If dummy over-ruffs West at the third trick, East Is bound to make a trump trick with his kini-tcn. The defenders will aiso make a dinmond trick, deieat- VERTICAI. 1 "Depicted is the 1 Prussian city state flaj! of 6 This state ranks in area 11 Painter 12 Town in British Congo H Meadow 15 Bird of prey 17 River in Switzerland 2 Japanese outcast 3 Greek letter 4 Bewildered 5 It is called the "Lone Slate" 6 Put in order 7 Roman dale 8 Anent 9 Small (Scot.) 10 Danish city 19 Proclaimed 20 Strung 23 Meat dish 25 Its capital Is IB Average iab.} 11 Historic shrine 19 Most difficult m this slate 32 Spear 21 Samarium ^symbol) 23 Simple 24 Salute 26 Eskers 27 Operates 28 Southern state (ab.) 29 Plural suffix 30 Chemical suffix 31 Preposition 32 Noisy 34 Eat 37 Poker stake 38 Greek seaporl 39Nicke! (symbol) 40 Loitered 46 This state is the southwest 47 Dove's call 49 English freeman 50 Compass point 51 Last 53 Indians jb Dries 56 Roman hi;!ori«n 13 Russian mountains 16 Gadolinium (ab.) 33 Vegetables 35 Sounds 36 Domestic slaves 41 Measure of land 42 Dregs 43 Behold! 44 Metal 45 Otherwise 48 Poem 50 Self esteem 52 Chaldean citjf 54 To (prefix)

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