The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 13, 1950
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TAG* OT BLYTirEVILLE (ABK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1050 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAlNES, Publisher JAMES L. VEP.HOEFF, Editor PAOL D. HUMAN, Advertising M*n««»r Sol* Nations) Advertising RepjesenUtlTes: Wallace WItracr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second clos» matter at the post- office Bt Blythcville, Arkansas, under act ol Cons, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythcvillt or «nj suburban town where carrier service lJ maintained, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months. $1.00 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, »10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Doth not beliave Itself unseemly, sccklh not her own, Is not easily provoked, ihinketh no evil; —I Corinthians 13:5. * * « Charity Is that rational and constant affection 7, r htch makes us sacrifice ourselves to the human race, as If we were united with It, so as to form one individual, partaking equally in its adversity and prosperity.—Confucius. Barbs In the very old days, the legend has it, there was a woman who objected because men smoked. * * » Too many drunken drivers use the excuse that (hey didn't knew Ilicy were loaded. + * * Memphis won the 26th annual national fire prevention week contest. We hope the other American and Canadian municipalities aren't burning up. * * * Most people measure long dsltancet t>7 mllei bul the hobo does It by rods. * * * Lots of girls are using a breach of promise suit lo get' back (o their lost youth. Bigness in Industry Is to Get Attention major policy decision in an almosphere of ignorance must be an appalling thought. Therefore there can be nothing but cheers for Sawyer's program if it means serious grappling \vilh this issue. Anything less than that leaves the country still floundering on a question crucial to its failure. Won't Play the ADA Way The Americans for Democratic Action arc saying some unkind tilings these days about their former hero, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. They don't like him politically any more because he has been outspoken against the "welfare state." We detect more than a hint of intolerance in their attitude. The impression convened by their criticisms is that Eisenhower, by aligning himself against that political philosophy, has automatically fallen into league with the nation's worst reactionaries. \Ve get the feeling the ADA thinks Ike ought to slop making speeches if he can't speak for their side. It hardly needs to be said that he has as much right to voice his views as anyone in ADA. When this is no longer true, we can take the word "Democratic" out of ADA'S title. What historians like to call the "business community" may take some heart from Secretary of Commerce Sawyer's plan to go into the problem of monopolies. The announced objective, of course, is to set up a committee to study co-ordination of all government efforts to stamp out monopoly and unfair trade practices. President Truman asked for the inquiry. But from the businessman's standpoint, probably the most important thing about this program is that Sawyer promises to dig into confusion and overlapping of federal laws on the subject, and to attempt to clarify exactly what is considered right and wrong. Sawyer said executives frequently have told him they want to operate legally, but actually do not kn'ow whether certain business practices are lawful or not. The whole question of bigness in industry is due for attention. If this issue is really tackled earnestly, the investigation could be a milestone in economic history. For right now there is more than a faint hint that bigness is viewed by government anti-trust officials as an evil in itself. Yet the judgment of numerous economists and other observers is that this notion is an unproved proposition. They contend the government is stretching the anti-trust laws when it tries to use them to destroy bigness on the assumption it is inevitably a menace to free competition. The truth of this matter is of vital importance to the American people. They enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. To what extent lias bigness in industry, through its evident economies, contributed to this standard? If business were generally smaller in organization, would the standard be higher or lower? The answers lo these qquuKtioiis are too critical lo be left to Justice Department lawyers who may or may not have a real grasp of their country's economic development. The plain fact is that the "bigness is bad" theory of monopoly represents a new idea not set forth in the anti-trust laws or even necessarily implied by them. The theory is so sweeping that it deserves to be explored exhaustively by the nation's finest economic brains. One economist who has given long and painstaking study to the government's anti-trust suit against the A. & P. declares that the gravest aspect of this move is not the possibility that the food chain may be broken into seven smaller units. The great danger, he say?, is that the case may be decided in virtual ignorance of the economic facts governing bigness. To any American, Ihc taking of any Views ,of Others Light and Darkness in Asia The western world is headed for a showdown In the inscrutable East. Events finally seem to be forcing western statesmen Into disagreeable corners from which there Is no escape until fundament nl, and possibly conflicting, decisions have been taken. India and Burma have laced facts and decided that recognition of Communist China !s essential lo their stability. The entire British Commonwealth of Nations Is likely tojnake a similar decision at the forthcoming Commonwealth conference in Ceylon. On the day when Indian recognition of the Mao Tse-lung regime in chirm was announced. It was learned that there in renewed pressure for the United States to take Chiang Kai-shek's tattered Nationalist, Government under its wing. There Is talk oE a United States military mission to Chiang's Formosa retreat and limited United States arms aid to bolster Formosa's defenses. The American Asiatic fleet Ls being strengthened. Meanwhile, the Dutch, following British example, finally agreed to the birth of the United States of Indonesia. But France, despite a financial crisis which is leaving it in apparently permanent danger of falling cither to the extreme right or extreme left. Is making only tortoise-like progress toward self-rule for Indochina, The Indochinese state of Viet Nam has been given some domestic sovereignty, but it is still far from complete, and Viet Nom foreign affairs remain In the hands of the French. In Britain, many persons on both Conservative and Labor sides of the fence are viejatig with alarm the uncomfortable new factor In the world's councils of former colonials speaking for themselves. Whether Tor good or ill, nineteenth century nationalism has finally emerged triumphant in the Far East. V/hat the peoples of Asia- think Is no longer a matter of unimportance to their former western masters. Chinn is no longer a problem solely for Washington, London, Paris ana Moscow to settle. Colombo, New Delhi, Jacarta and Karachi have been added to the diplomatic map. In order to preserve the painstakingly hammered- out unity of the West in Europe, Asiun problems have been continually postponed, the sharp disagreements among the various capitals glossed over or ignored. The time now h?,s arrived when those disagreements must, be faced, analyzed and weighed. Particularly must they be considered in the light of whether or not western unity in the East, as well as the West, is integral to successful clciensc in the cold war. Even more important, they must be considered in the light of the new day \vlUch has dawned in Asia. —ST. LOUtS POST-DISPATCH So They Say It's His Baby and He's Stuck With It 1 o Britons Lack Initiative; Rank And File Prefer Welfare State Sunday School Lesson By \VJtiram K. rillroj-, D,D, j Upon the foundation of Jesus • Christ the pfirly Christian church' was built by two things—conversion and fellowship. The first great In-gathering was on the Day of Pentecost, 50 daya after the Passover, when Peter preached svith such power and boldness (hat many were coved to cry out in repentance, "What shall we do?" About three thousand w^re then converted and baptized. This company of believers was soon increased , for we a re told tha t the Lord added to the church daily such as wore saved (Acts 2:47). But someone has said that no one goes to heaven alone, and the first immediate manifestation of this new life In conversion was an intense elf Hiring of Christians to one another in a fellowship as deep and strong that at first they held all tilings In common. The cnrly Christian communism did not last long, Just as most schemes of Christ Inn communism have failed since. If the Christians had all been as noble, unselfish, and pure-minted as Bnrnnbas, it might have been successful; but a liar and self-seeker like Ananias can make havoc in a noble experiment. In any case Christianity places n strong value upon the individual soul, and upon the rightfn~ independence of each life. Pat)I understood this well, when By DcWIli MacKenxIe AJ' Foreign Affairs Analyst The general election which ft* nally has been set by the British socialist government for February 23 ts one of the most momentous in the long history of that country. It Is no ordinary election. It is a pause for an accounting of tho stewardship of the country's first completely socialistic regime. And upon the outcome of thai accounting hinge.* the far-reaching decision of whether England shall continue us a state or .shall scrap socialism, and return to "capitul- ' ;m". If the decision is Hint socialism shall be continued in power, it in all probability will mean that thb* i*m has come to stay Indefinitely:'Socialism could be thrown <u\t now because it hasn't had time to .sink its roots and got a firm grip on the country. But give it another fivo years and it will .so have changed the way of life and economy of the nation that a luuiing back woulcl be difficult. That LS to say. if the conservatives under leadership of Winston Churchill arc to regain power, they will have to turn the trick next month. Five years hence wilt Se too late. Socialism wi[ be rooted. So Britain is at the parting of the ways. Which road is she likely to take? Well ,the prophets are evading that one and are mumbling in their beards. Independent observ- crs think tho election will be close. Being of Scotch descent and canny, we avoid predictions. urging that Christians should bear However, the winning .side is like one another's burdens, and so (uUiU 5 ly t o be the one which the rank ant PETER EDSON'S Washington Hews Notebook U.S. Navy Officers on Guam Frown On Social Precedents Set by Governor Young Carlton Skinner, first civ- es,e Communists from the mainland. Ilian governor of Guam, lias created something of a social revolution on that distant Pacific island. Skinner, a Navy reserve lieutenant during the war. has Invited native Guamanians to his official residence, and he lias gone visiting in Guamanian homes. He is the first American governor of the island to have taken this step. The native Chamorro society loves the new governor for having thus broken down tiie social barrier. Bui- the regular Navy officers, still in control of Guam, take a dim view of the situation. Control of Marianas The Navy lobby iti Washington, incidentally, Is working to prevent passage by the new Congress of an organic act. for Guam, officially setting up a civilian government for the Marianas islands. Congressmen taken on a Navy tour of the Pacific Islands were given a good stiff indoctrination on the advisability of retaining naval government. The principal argument that national defense might be endangered by civilian government. Formosa's Defense Joint chiefs of staff may have shifted position on Formosa, hut State Department hasn't. Originally, both were opposed to any attempts at U.S. defense of this big island off the Chinese const. It was considered a military liability. U.S. defenses In Western Pacific were accordingly loiri out on the Japsui- Okinawn-Philipplnes line. The now concept is that U.S. should help tie- fend Formosa from attack by Chin- If Chinese Nationalist*navy deserts to ComrnunisLs. nj has been feared, Nationalist defense might be difficult without outside help. , Sen. H. Alexander Smith of No\v I Jersey, alter trip lo Orient Insl fall, proposed that since peace with Japan lias not been formalized, Formosa was still technically Japanese territory, though It hart been turned over to Chiang Kai-shek government, if still considered Japanese territory, Senator Smith's proposal would allow General MacArthur's forces to occupy It. But the bier question then would be whether U.S. would become involved in a shooting war agnliisl Chinese Communists, in case they chose to attack the Island. To Check Tuition Fees Veterans' Administration now has a backlog of 70 case.s in which vocational schools have protested arbitrary VA rulings on the amount of tuition they may charge for GI training. A new Veterans' Tuition Appeals Board will start hearings on these cases early in January Chairman of the Board Ls Dr. M. C Thompson of University of Illinois Members are Lewis Ketnper Williams. New Orleans lumberman, anr Jo Zack. Miller, Kansas City banker Up to now, VA rulings on what paid for GT education have been final. But there have been so many ?qimvks from the schools that thi new board had to be set up to re view protests. South American \Vay The Argentine Senate has pn.ssc< a bill promoting to the rnnk of fu' eneral ot the army any brigadier eneral elected president. The bill s tailored neatly to fit Dictator uan Peron. . . . Brazil has miule a arter deal with Sweden—six oil ankers for 1000 tons of coffee. . . . Haiti's first full-blooded Negro resident has ordered everyone en- ering the capital city of" Port au ~'rince to wear shoes. News From Abroad Radio Moscow has announced hat Russia will have "the first itomic central electric power sta- ,ion.". . . Athens government radio •eports that, with the virtual end of juerrilla warfare on the northern Greek border, political refugees rom Albania, Bulgaria and Rumania are pouring Into Greece to escape Communist government. Twelve hundred are said to have entered in recent weeks, and the Greeks can't take care of them. . . . A Voice; of Free China (Communist) broadcast beamed to North America reports the possibility of a Stalin-Mao Tse-tung mutual military assistance pact, under which Russia would arm 50 Chinese divisions, i Selling; Fine Example When Dr. Edward U. Condon. Bureau of Standards head, posed for the Christmas party picture in his office, he was surrounded by luscious secrelaries. The scientist asked the photographers. "How do like our girls here?" The photographers chorused. "Fine." The Doc beamed his bigs" Trln and said, "You're not likely u. id any falsies in the Bureau ol Rl lards." the law of Christ, he also said that every man should bear his own burden (Gnlntinns 6:2. 5). That was good sound democracy. The strength of democracy, of a church, o! a Christian fellowship, Ls built upon the integrity and strength of the individual units. But the strength of the early Christian church was In the way the Individual Christians, with a new sense of the worth ot thiir own souls, loved one another. It been me a byword, marking them from the world In which they lived. 1 "See howMhcse Christians love one another." One speaks thus of the "early Christian church"; can one say as much for the Christian church of today? Yes, I think, and no. It depends upon one's point of view. The Christian church of today is a vast community of many churches, comprising many lands, and many people of nil sorts. It is an historic institution, as weH as a fellowship ot the sincerely devout and consecrated. People Join the church from various motive. 1 ;, rmfl many attend the .services and support the church financially, who have never joined it at all, or professed any vital experience of conversion/ such as transformed the early Christians. It would be easy to owell upon the adverse aspects of the church to sound a very pessimistic note, but what impresses rne is the number anrl extent of the true fellowship of believers, the Christians whose life is one of prayer, of meditation upon the Scriptures, of communion with Christ and with one another, living lives of consecrated service, manifesting good ! works and love of their fellowmen. j It is the continuing evidence of Christ's presence and power, the deepest, finest, strongest thing Jn all the world. Would that there were more in that great company of sincere Christians! But let us never forget how great it is. or what that Christian fellowship means to a world In need, more In need than it is ever willing to acknowledge. tile think will do most for the welfare of the home and family. % The average Briton "thinks in terms of security of the family. That feeling is so pronounced that he will cling to a job which pays a small wage hut is lasting, rather than take a chance on highly paid work which isn't certain to last. It's on that baste that he is going lo weigh the respective merits of the major parties in the election. [1 Perhaps the greatest strength of tl :he Socialists lies in the fact th r j4 s | the rank and file of workers ha^ riad a rather tough time during th'e past generation. Of course this has \ \ been due to a lot of elements, including two world wars which have raised trades with the economy ot the country. However, what probably remains foremost hi the minds 11 o£ Ihe man in the street is that rap- 11 ital and labor weren't able to get together, and both suffered. , . A typical example was the nation- ' | al crisis of 192a in the all-important coal mining industry. The mine owners called for wage reductions, claiming that the mines weren't paying their way because of Increased cost of production and loss of markets in the world war. The miners were against cuts and maintained among other things that tho trouble was the wastefulness of £ piece-meal ownership. The workers called for nationalization of tha mines to overcome this. Living conditions among the miners in many districts were terrible. In many areas the miners' families were both hungry and cold, as I well know since I was statio)j*j in London for the AP at that InSff. The great general strike of 1926 (the world's first-general strike) was an outgrowth of this situation. There are plenty of British voters who remember those tough days. They also note that the coal industry finally hns been nation- j| nlized—under the Socialists. The ^ Socialist government also has in- IN HOLLYWOOD Ily Krskine Johnson NTA St;iff Tor-respondent HOLLYWOdD (NEA)—The I'ol- The prop man on "September lywood Women's Press Club'.s A:f.itr" dug up some of Bing Cros- awards to Kirk Douglas and June b>'.- clothes from the wardrobe de- Haver as filmdom's most co-opera-' jumnent to dress a set for a Joe live stars is okay with me. But the . Gotten scene. Director William Die- ladie.5 missed by R mile when they i '••?:'"•• took one Icok at the stuff anrl voted Humphrey Bognrt most unco- "id. operative. Bogie U the best couy in < "Wei! have to write in a line town and always ready to talk about; abnut Gotten sending nls old clothes anything. to the Salvation Army." The more wo develop Ihe economic resources of the British Empire, the more we shall be capable of buying and selling with the United Stales. —Prime Minister Robert M emirs of Australia. * • * It's the only Hollywood award I've ever won. You'd think I'd at least gel. a goM plague suuldcd with diamonds. The only reason I wanted tho award U because I thought I'd get a trophy.—Actor Humphrey Began, voted Hollywoods most uncooperative actor by women reporters. • • » Prospects for our Immediate future arc good. It Is i/robablc that, business sill continue at its present level throughout at le.isl the early part o[ 1950.—Commerce Secretary Charles sawyycr. t « * It requires a year for newly wedded couples to get used to each otlier. . . .1 suppose one of the requirements of maintaining freedom is the public washing ol linen.—Herbert Hoover, on umlicaUon of defense forces. » « • They say that Msocow Is the heaven of the Soviet. Well, if that's heaven, all I can say Is it's n hell of a heaven.—American businessman Edward Ddwlmg, returned from Moscow. « * » Free men can master events and make them work for the cause of Irccdom.- -Sir Oliver Franks, BrilUh ambassador to U- S. heart, but I never have beer crivic of success. His partner's lour no trump bid was Hlackwood. Mr. Goelz showed his one ace witii a bid of five diamonds, hey got to a slam and made it. Mr. Goctz hat! a nice little para- 75 Years Ago In BlytheYillc — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Holt and son, Leonard, arc leaving today for Camden, Ky., for a brief visit with relatives of Mr. Holt before going to SI, Louts where they will make their home. Mrs. N. Johns is spending month with relatives in points of Alabama and Georgia. Her son, Elliott, took her to Dathan. Ala. Mijrs Jayne Barnes went to Hot Springs today where she is to take a course in technician training. Progress note: Hollywood h.i? Klo-i The children's hour: rifled" everything from beautiful I Three-year-old Dill Gillard wa_s women to Elsie the cow. Now pin-1 tcm? put to bed alter seeing a duccr I .Q. Goldsmith says he'll ' ran.stcr movie on television. Thumb glorify the mind In "The Dun- in mouth. Bill announced lo his geo i,." . :»;h»r: "I'm a gangster." • * ' i ' Wiiat kind of a gangster can Barbara Stanwyck is cutting ! you be sucking your thumb?" ask- dramatic touches with Waller Hits- 1 ci pop. ton in "The Furies." She thinks he's Kill i,,,,^ ou ( (|i e thumb Inn,? slightly more than super-colossal as rnnn»li lo aniiminrc: "I'm a tittle an actor. | Sic i!OI-!-V\VOOl> on Page B "That nun." she said, "gives an Academy uerfiirniaiii'e rvcry lime hp stnjis onto .1 set. You know whal my ambition is? To steal a scene from Kim." Frankic Lainc ha.s cone into the rmislc publishing business with his; accompanist and Canasta partner.' Carl Fischer. . . . There's a "For Sale" 515511 on the $100,000 honeymoon cottage Maxine Andrews and Lou Levy built before their riage hit the skids. . . . "Guilty ol Treason." the Cardinal Mlndsjwnty .story, will be rusher! into release when the UN General Assembly takes up the case. Nice Tally Adelc Jtrgcn.s says she's pivcn McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenncy America's Can! Authority U'rillen for NBA Service It's Stuart to Put a Loser on a Loser Recently I received an interest- ma leuc-r from Albert J. Goetz in Mwh he .=akl lie finds bridge very Goctz * J 102 V AKQJD87 » CH3 •^ None Rubber—Neither vul. South •1 V 5 t Opening— Nnrlh Pass 4 N. T. Pass 6 V K East Pass Pass n augurated its big medical welfare program, which has an appeal in England. These facts may register heavily when the ballots are cast. The rank and file are going to vote for the party which they think can provide that "security first." There will be less interest, m "private initiative." The faces of the four presidents sculptured into the rock of Mount Kushmorc in South Dakota's Black Hills can be seen Music-Maker HORIZONTAL I Depicted graph in his letter in which he said ic thought I should get credit for making the slam as he remembered A lesson I had given in one of my jrovlous columns. You will admit that it luoks as If Mr. Goetz must lo-=e a diaiv.ond and a spade, lie won the opening lead of the king of clubs witti the ace discarding a small nuiniaitd Jroin his own hand. Hc eld the deuce ol hearts and won with the ace. led back the nine of hcatl.s and won it in dummy with the ten. His next play was the ]rvck of president in charge of advertising j hc n ]., ca rded a laser on a loser. oii'licr career. UcsultA to dale: Ki^ht K'.imr up in a session in which he big roles, including a slick one now . was liming a run of oftremely bad with Dana Andrews and Parley j raids, Granger in the new Goldwyn mo- j When Mr. Goetz picked up today's vie, "The Edge of Doom." Adcle has ( h.\nd tie Jumped right in with a come a 'OIIK ways since her Broad- four heart bid. I might have pref- way days. [ cued to open the bidding with one of diamonds. W&st won Hie trick with the queen, of club; ;nu! returned n spade. Mr. Goetz .-airt hc did not have to depend u;x>n any finesse. Hc won the trick uith the ace and on the ten and nine of clubs Vie discarded his two losing spades. musical inslrurnent 8 It is used in Ihe section of orchestras 13 Botanical ridges 14 Artist's stand 15 United 1C Giant 18 Greek letter 11 Til 19 Rodent 20 Beginning 21 Sorrowful 22 Niton (symbol) 23 Pronoun 24 Choir 27 Poems 20 Behold! 30 "Smallest State" (ab.) 31 Tantalum (symbol) 32 pleasure of area 33 Footless 35 Conduct 38 Month (ab.) 39 Twelfth Greek letter 40 German city 42 Involve 47 Mongrel •!8 Falsehood 49 Annoy 50 Employ 51 Russian storehouse 53 Goes to bed 55 Singing voice 56 Likes better VERTICAL 1 Oak seeds 2 Woolly 3 Waste allowance 4 Hawaiian Islands (ab.) 5 Above 6 Precipitation 7 Seines 8 Twisted 9 Sun god 10 Vipers 12 Slips 17An (Scot.) 25 It is also called 37 Compulsion n • horn 41 Average 26 Amphibian 27 Verbal 28 Dreadful 33 Charm 34 Civil 36 Entertainer 42 Brain passag 43 Compass poin 44 Fish 45 Employer 46 Network 47 Heal 52 Italian river 54 Providing -iO 55 51

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