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> PAGE ea BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ', H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher ) A. A. PREDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered HS second class mntler at the post- office at Dlytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIWION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevillc or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per Keek, or 85c per month. By mail, 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, SIO.OO per year payable in advance. Meditations Then said Jesus unlo his disciples, Verily I say unlo you, That a rich man shall hardly enter Into the kingdom of Iicavcn.—Matthew 19:23. * * t If thou art rich, thou art poor; for, like an nss, whose back with ingots bows, thou boares't thy heavy riches but a journey, and death unloads thee.—Shakespeare. Barbs A New York boy put out a fire in a schoolhouse. It must be tough for a kid to lose all his friends. * * « It's easier (o stick to a diet If you just remember that figures don't lie. * * * The sort of a labor law we really need is one tlmt will keep the modern kids from working their parents to death. * » * Thieves stole an Ohio's minister's sterling silver tableware. Doubtless they enjoyed his scv- ice. * • • Prunes should remind you not to go around with a dejected look. U. S. Should Take Lead In Ending Boycott of Spain There is admirable frankness in Secretary of State Acheson's bald admission that for some time the United Slates has .been pursuing a basically unwise and unrealistic policy toward Spain. The acknowledgment is, however, rather be- Jateri. In the first positive official declaration on Spain in many months, Acheson described as a definite mistake the 1946 decision of the United Nations to boycott the Franco government diplomatically. This country joined in that action. The secretary declared the U. S. would back any move in the UN to reverse that decision^ But he insisted \we wouldn't send an ambassador to Spain without UN approval. He said we supported the boycott for two reasons: To promote harmony within the UN General Assembly, and to help force Franco out of power. No doubt the goal of harmony—at least with other western countries— was achieved. And it's clear Achcson still is determined to preserve it on this issue. Indeed, he said it had just the opposite effect, for the Spanish dictator is now more firmly entreaehed Hum ever. Achcson pointed out that exchanging ambassadors with recognized governments is usually "without political significance." In other words, it implies neither approval nor disapproval of a regime. The UN decision, he added, was a new and unfortunate departure from established practice. He acknowledged further that the move actually tended to bewilder the public. It could not understand why the U. S. sent no ambassador to Spain, yet did send diplomats to Russian-dominated iron curtain countries whose governments we oppose outspokenly. Naturally there's nothing new in this inconsistency, and Acheson's public admission gives it no fresh urgency. But it does suggest that this nation, wholly conscious of the ineffectiveness of the boycott, should do more than just "support" a move to kill it. We might well take the lead. Meantime, though, there .seems no reason for getting too worked up over Spain. It has been the fashion in the last year or two for Europe-bound congressmen to touch Spain as regularly us Ted Williams touches first base; and then to offer heated comment indicating that every day we lack an ambassador there is a day of great cost to America. It's hardly that setious. \Vc were tardy in admitting our mistake. But the government now has confessed its error, and the important thing is to get back on a saner track by us- ing our powtrful rnflu«nc« ta th« UN to wipe out the boycott. What Price a Free Press? In Portland, Oregon, a department slore was charged with unfair labor practices. Both major newspapers missed the original story but each carried accounts of the case when the National Labor Relations Board handed down its decision. One paper, however, dealt with the matter more fully and displayed it more prominently than the other. In return for that job of honest and complete reporting, the first paper was penalized by the department store's sharply curtailing its ads in the publication. This punitive action has been costing the paper about 58000 a week in revenue and has compelled it to lay off printers. Apparently the store's officials do not understand the meaning of a free press. That being the case, the paper is better off without its ads. But it behooves the more enlightened members of the Portland business community to rally to the aid of the affected newspaper. Men's jobs arc involved. But o f greater consequence is the principle at stake. No responsible newspaper can allow a slore or any industry or a labor union or a government official or any body else to tell it what it shall prim \Vhen jt does permit that it is not free. Views of Others More Than Arms Aid The arming of Western Europe with United States munitions Is about to begin. The arms aid agreements have been signed, Ihc United States has made plain Its determination to give meaning and substance to the Atlantic pact This Is the end of an era. This is the final physical proot of America's belated reocgnition of the fact that the world's wars are its wars, the world's affairs its affairs, in tune of peace as well as time ol war. The purpose is defense again.?! aggression. Hut it has ramifications, immediate ramifications, which go far beyond the limitations ol even that broad goal. By indirection it involves the United States in a current shooting war. That war is France's war In Indochina. Prance, which is expected to shoulder the major burden of defense of the continent, will B et (lie lion's share ol the arms aid. None of the United States- suiiplicd munitions can be used in Indochina without American approval, but no such restrictions apply to much-manufactured arms whlcb the American munitions can replace. Thus, France can continue its Imlochiriesc adventure with arms which are available only because the United States will be making up de- plcled reserves in France itself, fn effect, the American people will_be helping France fight its imperialist, war. - : ;'-" ' By no stretch of the imagination can this situation help the United States in its eftort to convince the peoples of Asia of its high moral purpose, of the superiority of democracy. America is not imperialist, but it is under-writing seme- one else's imperialism. The Indochinese can be excused if they fail to see the difference. Immediate steps should be taken to end tills anomaly. United States and United Nations pressure helped convince the Dutch to grant self- rule to the United Slates of Indonesia. Similar pressure should be applied to help convince the French to grant self-rule In Indochina. Slow progress is being made in this direction, but there is grave doubt that the French are moving fast enough. What happens in Indochina is no toncgr a matter of indifference in New York. IJK Angeles and St. Louis. We are intervening by supplying arms, we should not hang back from the at least equally fruitful course of supplying moral pressure. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say II we arc convinced, as we arc, that the democratic way of life gives to free men the greatest degree of human happiness and the best security against any form of tyranny, we must spar* no effort to make that way of life vigorous and strong both now and for years to come.—King George of England. •> * • Many small businessmen, although still operating at fairly high levels, are suffering » substantially reduced profit margin. These reduced earnings make continued expansion of plant and equipment somewhat less attractive.—Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer. * * * It is more an application of tribal law than International law.—W. Walton Buttcnvorth, assistant secretary of state, on Chinese Red seizure of U. S. consulate at Pciping. * * * We believe in the sovereignty and Independence of nations, and welcome the determination of any people to preserve that sovereignty. The Present Yugoslavian government and people give every Indication of a thorough determination to defend their sovereignly.—George V. Allen, u. S. amabssador to Yugoslavia. + * * It we must make a choice between * period of deficit financing to strengthen our chance tor peace or running the chance ot engaging In an atomic war, I will declare right now that I prcter the risk of deficit financing.—Senate Dcomcratic Leader Scott W. Lucas, Illinois. 'We May Have a Small Part for a Guitar After All! 7 ' FRIDAY. .FEBRUARY 3, 1950 Washington News Notebook Congress Needs 'Time Performance Budget' to Escape Its Own Red Tape NEA Washington Ciirrcs|>uiulent .WASHINGTON (NEA) — Both houses oi Congress, in the lirst three weeks of the new .session, have become completely fouled up in their own red tape. The .subject In the Senate was repeal of taxation and other restrictions on tile sate of oleo margarine, in the House It has been an unsuccessful effort to move backwards by repealing a much- needed reform which passed last year, curbing the ]JOwer of the House Rules Committee to kill lep- Islation. Performance of tills kind is what drives editorial writers and others interested in efficient government nuts. It is also the despair of voters and taxpayers who think they are entitled to a better break for their money. And it provides excellent propaganda nmzerial for the advocates of totalitarian government who are telling the world that democracy—with a small "d" —is a complete flop. Much has been made of the new "performance budget" which President Trurnan introduced this year. The citizens' Committee for the Hoover Report on reorganization of the federal government has hailed this as a major stc pforward in simplifying and making government more efficient. But chis performance budget based' on dollars has also suggested that maybe what Congress needs is a performance budget based on time. "Calendars" Arc Awkward Tiie Congress has its parallels to the agenda idea in the Senate and House "calendars." But Hews get on the calendars only after considerable maneuvering by political strength and awkwardness. This is useful in one respect only, it keep* off the calendar an enormous amount of legislative chaff. There are now before the Senate 2900 bills and 460 resolutions, most of them left over from the last session. Before the House are GDOO bills and 600 resolutions. The 1D49 session of Congress passed only 793 bills, making them law. This comparison of measures introduced and measures passed gives an Idea of the amount of work that Congress can do in an eight months' session, during which the Senate met on 185 days, the House 165. In this slow grinding ot the legislative mills, a lot ol trivial measures like authorizing the Marine band to go places and play music got passed, while a lot of important measures like aid to education and extension of the social security program got passed over. This Is what is said to emphasize a ned for some kind of a time performance budget For Congress ,to give priority for the more important proposals. In other words, the Job of streamlining Congres was not finished—it was barely be|;un when Congress passed tile LiiFnltctte-Monroney reorganization bill of 1946. Truman Has 85 Top Priority Hills A rough tabulation of all the measures which president Truman has requested in his State of the Union, Economic and Budget mcs- saces of 1950 discloses that there are some 85 which he considers of top priority. In ndition, there arc another 100 or more proposals made directly by the executive departments of the government which they consider important, though the White House hss not yet • given them its blessing. To sift through the 10.000 other bills introduced by individual congressmen on their ovin to determine which are important is next to impossible and has not been attempted. But the President's list is a good starter for setting up a time performance budget, an agenda, a must list, or whatever you want to call it. This is not to say that everything the President proposes should be passed just because he asked it. Many of the requests in the President's messages should be and probably will be defeated or delayed. But they are the things which any elected chief executive of any party, and the voters who elected him, have a irght to expect the Congress to act on, one way or another. ' Included in the President's must lists are some ten matters dealing with international relations, such as the Point Four program, ratification of the International Trade charter, amendment of the displaced persons act and revision of cus-' toms procedures. The President's social welfare, housing and education programs involve some 20 measures jncltlding his health plan, aid for middle- income home builders and National Science Foundation bills. There are half a dozen key farm and natural resource measures, a score involving finance, industry and labor, 10 dealing with general government and the 11-polnt civil rights program. And. of course, the new general tax revision proposals deserve to priority over them all. !N HOLLYWOOD Ry Krskinc Johnson NKA Stuff Cnrrrsiwmlcnl HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Current popularity of the Andrews Sisters (their "I Can Dream, Can't I" recording was one of the year's biggest sellers) has Ul dusting off some of their old movies for reissue. The girls have been turning down film offers because they feel none of their earlier pictures did them justice. "The guy who made us up," says Maxine, "was the same guy who made up Frankenstein's monster." Shirley Temple says she's turn- Ing deaf ears to local wolf w'histles. Score last week: Ten refusals for dinner dates. * + • George .Icsscl's current feelings aliout romance: "If I dupe with anyone It'll lie F.llier Ikirymorc. Larry parks Is certainly getting away from his Jolson characterization. In "Prow! car" he plays a cop and in his own independent, "Stakeout," he'll be a crusading attorney . . •. Ben Kogeaus. who produced "Johnny," says Wayne Morris will be hot at the box office again when the film is released. It's Wayne's first role as a meanie. His career has been In a slump since his heroic dulics with the naval air corps . Charles Bickford Is booked for an anti-communist lecture tour with facts dug up during research on "Guilty of Treason," the Cardinal Minds/enty story. What A Mixture It could only happen in Hollywood: A Chinese rcsturant, Chang's on the Sunset strip, serves "Chinese Smorgasbord-" * * • Nate BlumberfT, president of UI rear! the novel. "The Dream Merchants," which lampoons Holly- wood, and decided he wanted very much to meet (he author, Harold Bobbins. He telephoned Annie Laurie Williams, the literary agent, and asked her to arrange the meeting. Annie chuckled and said: "It ivon't be very difficult, Mr. MhimberK. He uorks in jour statistical department as a cost anal- under the name of Harolil Rubins." Letter to Klla Raines from an RAF jet squadron in England: "We just organized an Ella Raines fan club. -No useful purpose. We Just sit, around, look at your photograph and go 'Rrrrrrf'." That's a fan club I'd even Join . . . The cast of "Kim" will get a five-day vacation at the See HOI.I.YlVOOn on Vsi^c 8 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hy William E. McKpnnry Amcriri's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Six and Seven Card Suits Aren't Rare When you hold a six-card suit m your hand tio not be surprised o mid one or two of the other hands also holding a six or seven- card One of the declarers m the national men's leam-of-four last year failed to remember this and. as a tcsult, lost his contract. Whr-n South opened the six of clubs there should have been no niiestion in declarer's mind but that it was the fourth best of South's longest and slroiiiirst suit Applying the rule of f'ricii North held one club higher than the six spot. It must be the king or queen, because if South held the king and queen of clubs he would have opened with the king. Also, as declarer held a six-card spade suit V9753 »K 103 854 + K «Q»73 + Q88042 Tournament—N-S vul. S»«th W«* Nortfc* K.* Pass 1 N. T. Pass 4 4 Opening—* t 3 South could easily hod a. six-card club suit. When declarer made the mistake of playing low from dummy North won the trick with his singleton king. He returned a heart which dummy won with the ace. A spade was immediately led from dummy which South won with the nee. He returned the nine of clubs and North ruffed with the eight of spades. A heart was returned b;' North which South ruffed with the ten of spades and the contract was set Had declarer Jumped In with the ace of clubs on tht opening lead and then led a spade, South would have won the trick with the ace. He now could give North a c.ub ruff, but that was all (he tricks North and Pouth conld get. Declarer could now discard the f.vo losing clubs on the two long hearts. Declarer must be careful not to make the mistake of leading the Jack of hearts; he should lead a low heart to the dummy. Decision to Make Super Bomb Has Rest of World Frightened Sunday School Lesson By William T.. C.llror, D.D. It was at Antioch tha't the ciples of Jesus Christians. were first called It is necessary to say Antioch )n Syria, for this city, about 300 miles north of Jerusalem, was one of 16 Antir>~h5 In the ancient world, and ;hcsc 16 were among 37 cities, built by Selucus Nikator, a conqueror who lived 300 years 'before Christ, and'who named these cities after himself or his relatives. The Antl- ochs were named after his father Of the 16 Asttochs—Antioch in Plsidla Is another mentioned In the New Testament (Acts 13:14)—this Aniloch m Syria was much the realest and finest. It was situated on the River Orontes. navigable from its fcaport. 14 miles away. The c:ty 'in its splendor was called the 'Queen of the East." and Its seaport at Selucus was strongly fortified like an ancient Gibraltar. The modern Antioch a writer has described as : 'a <mall, Ignoble, and dirty town of 6000 inhabitants," but DeWKt MacKenzle AP Foreljn Affairs Analyst America's decision to go ahead with development of the dread hydrogen bomb has most of the civilized world scared stiff. That's not because the average foreign nation thinks Uncle Sam contemplates aggression (allhough Communism charged that he does) but because even the existence ofji such a fearsome weapon is a mat-**' ter of anxlcly. In of an .. -r, it could challenge the security of all mankind. ' This isn't to say that the super bomb can "destroy • civilization " That Is an overworked and farfetched expression. "-lowever science tells us that It Is possible to construct bombs with which a nation might be rendered totally Incapable «u° • defe " 5e or ag B ression. President Truman's order to con- f i! 1 "L h5 ' dli °K™ bomb has been followed by a renewal of pleas from many quarters of Europe for in ter- . - - -* t^^.ivj^c lui inier- And wa'=hini r01 ° f at ? m ' C energy ' t\-, 0 npp^i r* as ri t overlooked need for such control. The rtmcnt has been review- policy on iuterna- Ing American , „_, ,„ tional controls and this possib- t .issia.' ancient Aniloch. a city of half; !!? rted| y na! > include' the po lillion inhabitants, was of an • ^' of a frcs h approach to RU&MB outward grandeur and magnificence, I J lcrc has been no Indication of that almost baffles the Imagination. ?' '• if anything, might come A double-colonnaded street ran m tn ' 5 s 'udy. for five miles through the city, from east- to west. ~ ~ on which its Prime range a inhabitants in rainy weather could wal/ under cover, anrt in confoim- Ity with this immensity were Its public wnrps and buildings, its pagan tcKples. its treasures of art, ILs trees, gardens, fountains and all the tokens of outward culture from every pait of the world. Many readers, like myself, have probably visited the immense sculptures of American presidents, carved out of the side of Mt. Rnshmore, in South Dakota; but over 2000 years before Gutzon Borglum conceived that great project a .Syrian ruler had ordered a sculptor to hew Mt Sitpius, towering above the city ot Antioch, into a huge static o( Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx. It was fitting that the first church of disciples to be called Christians should arise In such a city. Christianity had a challenge to otter to that pag^.n culture. But more fitting was a deeper challenge to the vileness and foulness beneath that culture. In a ci!y that in its licentiousness and wicked- j Isn't ness exceeded all other cities of its time. When Meantime, the British Foreign Office pinned the thing down ters ley and bluntly in request by British Minister Attlee personal a reply to a Quakers that try to ar- with <n*i~ ;-. ------ "' ^"'uerence with fctalin, n-umnn and other Western government heads in an attempt to leach an International agreement. AUlcc^ " ° ffi<;e ° n ^ half °' "It woiild be presumptuous to suppose that personal contact at even the highest level would do anything but raise unduly hopes opes for peace which have been so often cruclly in the Roman writer wrote of the immorality that had befouled Roman society, he expressed It by- saying that "the Orontes had over- flown the Tiber." That little band ol Christians must nave seemed Insignificant In such a vast city, with the immensity of iis culture, and the Immensity of its sin. Yet here the Christian name br-gan, a name soon to be heard throughout that ancient world, and to become a name of power in worlds then unknown, including new continents. Nor was it only the beginning of a great name. Here, also, in Antioch was the beginning of the Christian missionary enterprise that started Christianity on its western way, fulfilling the commission to preach the gospel to the -•lids of the earth. It was a great beginning, and the pnd is still far off, as Jesus still leads on. The reply added that, Judeing by their recent conduct the Russians "are dominated by the Marxist theory . of an inevitable clash between the two systems Into which the world is divided." Is that a true bill? Is the quest of peace hopeless? is war inevitable? This column has said many times that from our viewpoint a major shooting war between the Isms Isn't likely In the near future although anything could happen in parlous days. However, that 15 Years Ago In Blythevitle — Hershel Moslcy, all district forward, and Dick Tipton, ace guard, will be missing from the lineup of the Blytheville High School cage team when they clash tonight at the Armory with members of the Stcele. Mo., team- Both are expected to be table to see action against Weiner here next week, when they hope to even an old score. Fire which originated In the four-stand steam gin about noon today completely destroyed the Number Nine Gin ' and threatened the seed and storage houses before being brought under control. City firemen and a truck prmper from Blytheville reached the scene at . , doesn't take care of the distant future. Will there come a time when communism arid democracy must line up on the battlefields of an Armageddon? Let's look- at the thing squarely. Bolshevism long ago announced that it was out to Communlze the world by revolution. It has gor.e far towards achieving its ambition* with the result that the democrat cies have organized against it. Trie world is divided into two camps- Now the bulk of the strength In all categories—including economic and lies Industrial power—at present with the Western nations. There has been no indication that they have any Intention ot declaring a shooting war against the Communist bloc headed by Russia. And the Soviet Union would look twice before launching a shooting war with the balance of power against her. So we must conclude that, baring some unforsecn development, a hot w a r Isn't probable before the strength of the two blocs has been at least equalized, that is. before Russia has made her strength equal to that of the '"capitalistic" nations. In this connection w shouldn't overlook the statement by Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington in a speech at Bavlor University, See MacKENZIE on Page S 12:45 p.m. Miss Hazel Sample and E. L. Tail- alcrro of Osceola. have been selected for the leading roles in the play "Let Us Be Gay" to be pres- entcd by the Little Theatre Group. While the director J. J. Thompson is ill Miss Margaret Moffitt Is" to be director. ^,. , ~ I Answer to Previous Puzzle Instrument idNftlRlblrl lajAJR| P | E ia HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 6 It has three VERTICAL 1 Most unusual 2 Expunger 3 Lads •i Type measure 5 Container 6 Agitate 7 Woody plant 8 Reposs 9 Not (prefix) 13 Fragrance H Vibrating (music) 15 Beam »i\oi (prefix) IS Foreignsecret 10 Organ of smel!28 Speck agents 18 Sorry 19 Worm 20 Heron 21 Finish 22 Southeast (ab.) 23 Cerium (symbol) 24 Snare 27 Portent 29 French article 30 Accomplish 31 Parent 32 was useti in medieval limes 33 Asterisk 35 Tidy 38 Preposition 39 Belongs to m« 40 Eiich»ristic wine cup 42 Excuse 47 Mongrel 48 Tatter 49 Tardier 50 Masculine appellation 51 Bunting 53 Tremblinj 55 Form of argument 56 Search ' 11 Quick look 12 Soggy 17 Page (ab.) 25 Singing girl 2611 is shaped 27 Norse god 33 Gazes fixedly 34 Fruit 36Enterlains 37 Despot 41 Seaweed 42 Landed 43 Path 44 Followers 45 Exist ; ,46 Kingdom in j Asia 47 Ness 52 Note of scale 54 Diminutive of Susan SS W

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