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PACK BIX BLYTHBVTLTJS (ATtKJ; OOUKTBR . TT7ESPAT, BCTTEMBCT W, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER N*W» CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AuisUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager . Sot* Notion*] Advertising Representatives Wall«« Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered as second clasa matter at the poit- offlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city or Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, 01 85c pel month. By mall, within a radius ot 50 mttti |4.00 per year. »2.00 (or six months, »1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations And them that worship the host of heaven vpon the house lops; and them thai worship and that swear by the I*ord.—HephanUh 1:5. ' ' Tiie best way of worshiping God Is In allaying the distress of the times and Improving tlie condition of mankind.—Abulfaz&i. Barbs Give some people a couple of inches and they want to be the ruler. . * * * V Tenaes*e« boy set lire to » school house twice becfttise he didn't want to attend. And he pueed—ricbt Into the reformatory. * » » With football razzle-daazle this year, maybe •we'll ne*d. astronomers to Identify the stars In each play. * * + None of their business in whit teems to excite xaoct women most. * * * When you get out your winter clothes you're likely to discover what n nice time the motliB had.during th« summer. Early End to Korean Fighting Will Pose a Tough Question In the very near future, the American people will have to make one of , the toughest decisions in their history. When war is at hand and danger threatens plainly, it's the easiest thing in tha world for Congress to vote— and the people accept—higher appropriations for defense, higher taxes, production controls, price ceilings, rationing, and all the other onerous burdens that go with a time of trial. What's difficult is .lo approve thes« burdens when there is no war and the prosp«ct of one seems distant or re' ceding. That's the kind of decision we Americana will have to make should tha Korean war end soon. A'llied attacks in the Inchon-Seoul arsa, if successful in slicing the North Koreans' life line, could bring the war to a much swifter conclusion than anyone had believed possible. Always assuming, of course, that the Chinese Communists aren't persuaded by Russia to throw their weight into the balance against us. Imagine how it would be with the North Koreans licked. Our soldiers wouldn't be engaged in active fighting anywhere. Yet we'd be busy building up a military establishment of 3,000,000 men —double the present U. S. force. Moi-eover, we'd inevitably be committing more and more of our industrial output to tlie support of this enlarged force. To keep this added activity from spurring a ruinous inflation, we'd have to have controls. High tiixes would fit in both as a revenue producer and an anti-inflation device. In short, we'd be living under conditions strongly resembling wartime. Yet there'd be no battle communiques . and no casualty lists to convince us of peril. Let's face it. With the Korean war ended and no other military aggression stirring at that moment, the pressure I to trim defense plans and get back to ; business as usual would be terrific. Rc. member the clamor for demobilization the moment tlie last shot was fired in ; World War II? ; But it's the unanimous conviction of our top military ami foreign affairs leaders, from the President on down, that a large, mobile armed force ready for nearly instant action is vital to fti- r lure U. S. security. To gamble that TUis- ; sia will make no further moves after Korea is to flirt with suicide. Can we do it? Can we accept the hard regimen all this will mean? Can we forego life as usual when a war isn't : actually going on? Not just our own freedom, but that of liberty-loving peoples everywhere, is bound up in the answers lo thtse painful questions. Good Example of Bad Taste Senator Jenner, Indiana Republican, spearheaded an attack the other day on General Marshall, just before Senate confirmed his appointment as the new secretary of Defense, Jenner suggested that in his new role Marshall would be a "stooge" for Secretary of State Ache- Ron. Anyone has a perfect right to criticize Marshall. But this particular assault was both in bad taste and poorly grounded as to fact. It's common knowledge that Marshall made the fundamental decisions about China which Acheson is now carrying out. So if there •were any "stooge" relationship — and there's no evidence there will be—it ought to be the other way around, i Aside from all that, the use of the word "stooge" in reference to a man of Marshall's admitted stature and character is highly inappropriate. Discrimination in the choice of words seems not lo be among Jenner's talents. Blessed Eventing S/iews of Others Waste of State Money. Governor MoNfath is avowedly moving to cut down the state government's payrolls.-The "Little Hoover Commission" has been set up to blueprint a plan for better state government at more economical cost. One place where the axe should be swung was pointed out by John Sciuldei- in Sunday's Democrat. It Is' the special attorneys hired for office work by various departments. Mr. Scuclder questioned botli the legality and the need of this outlay. He cotcd a state luw which says, "No sj>ecir' counsel is to be employed foi office work or fld- vlce. Ail office work and advice for state officials, departments, institutions and agencies shall be given by the Attorney General and his as- . • istiinls (five) " Attorney General Ike Murray approves the Idea of his office handling all of the state's business, Mr. Scudder reported. Yet "at-least eight departments have their attorneys, usually at $5,000 a year, and virtually nil Irom time to time tire attorneys out of their 'special help' fund." This may look okay to the legislature, whose membership consists rather heavily 'of lawyers. The appointments are nice plums for a governor to dispense. But it is an .old, long-standing sore to thoughtful citizens. Take one of the departments which hires- special attorneys, the Public Service Commission, now In the limelight, Mr. Scudder observes that all three members are themselves attorneys, and they don't'seem overworked, at least not at the Stale House. We have never seen all three there at the same time unless an important hearing was going on." There might be occasional cases of a department having some highly technical suit on hand Involving a large sum, when It would be. wise to hire spccmlly-skiliediicoiiusel. This, we understand, can be legally!-."jlone. In the mnin, the hiring of attorneys is indefensible. SI is the hand of politics reaching bra- aenly into the earnings of an over-taxed people. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Schacht Goes Free Old HJnlmar Schacht has been acquitted for the fifth time by a German decentralization court. The 73-year-old financial wizard of the Hitler regime goes scot free, this time at Lueneburg. One of the few top Nazis held guiltless by the four-power war crimes tribunal at Nuernberg, Dr. Schacht has argued, in effect, tlmt he look office under Hitler merely to try to restrain the madman In his wilder impulses. Tlie Germans themselves have put him through a continuing series of trials since 19J6. The world may now well agree that he was not a war criminal. But he will never be able to free himself from the faint odor of suspicion that comes from the company he kept. \ —DALLAS MORNINO NEWS So They Say Nehru Offers Friendly Gesture to Pakistan Kansas Senator Gets surprise: One oj His Speeches Is Read Surp\ By DOUGLAS LARSEN (NEA Staff ConrsjMindent) (1'eter Ed son Is on vacation) WASHINGTON (NBA) — Every once In a while a senator's morning mail will produce something a little different from the avernge request for. some favor. For instance, tlie following was sent to Sen. Andrew Schoepjiel (R., Kan.): "Received your written speech of last week and had thrown it aside as I figure it old not amount to anything. Later on I noticed It and was running wheat in my .elevator and had nothing, to do so I thoiv-ht I might as well read It. And 1 must assure you that I was never so sur- prised'in my lite when lifouml out that It was interesting.' I want to compliment you for wfiat-you said." Wonder What "Usually Reliable Source" Is? ' Tt probably doesn't i mean much to the average reader but Pentagon officers, officials and '.'spokesmen" are pretty fussy about how statements they make in connection ,with the war and mobilization are atributccl to them, although it has become the practice not to mention actual names.. Here's the guide: When a "Defense official" says something it's supposed to be an important man in the secretary of Defense's office. Any kind of H military or Pentagon "spokesman" is a public relations man. An "authoritative source" is supposed to be at least a general or assistant secretary, or better. A "Pentagon rumor" is usually something a public relations mnn Is trying to get cleared for publication.. A "military authority" or "expert" can be any former service man from private on up. or anyone In that group on active duty. When something has to be "llatly denied by Pentagon authorities" It's probably .a Junior officer in public rehtlons or a low-paid civilian. Just "Pentagon sources", usually means .stenographers 'or messenger boys. . '. ' AEC Stumbles on New Diagnosis Method The U. S. 1 Public'Health Service will spend J230.773 this year trying to perfect'a brand-new method of predicting whether or not a person win-get hardenin got the' arteries even before the first' symptoms of the disease appear. The possibility of such an amazing, early diagnosis was. accidentally - discovered by Atomic Energy' Commission scientists;;It Involves a chemical analysis of molecules of fat, made possible by a special AEC. machine. .No.Dice P.ly, When Halle?'] Away ' ' , Rudolph Halley, - counsel for the Senate committee investigating organized crime in the u. S.. has gotten such a reputation as a crime- buster that he finds it difficult to sneak away for a vacation 'without causing a furor. When he arrived at Atlantic City recently to try to get a few days rest -It set up a great commotion and all of the resort's gambling spots Immediately closed tor the duration of his "rest." . Dead Watchdog Still Has Bite Without anyone noticing it, the joint congressional ECA watchdog committee .was eliminated in the omnibus appropriations bill. However, the staff Is being kept intact ami has been taken over by the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be called the sub-committee on foreign • aid. EGA officials didn't care for the watchdog's work a>d thought they had It killed when they talked House members into approving.its demise. The senators, however, felt Its work should con- tinue and took it over. " " ' Legion Caught Off Base on UMT American Legion officials were caught flatfootcd when the President announced that he wouldn't go nil out for universal mllltar} training at this time. Believing tlmt he would, Legion officials had mapped out an elaborate campaign for local posts to carry out in communities all oer the country in behalf of UMT. All the promotion materia was already in the mail when the President's decision was announced So all posts had .to be wired to ignore the project until some time later. . . Big Bonus Request Is Dropped The coming-Legion convention li: Los Angeles should see the end ol that organizations' demand for a big bonus for ets, which almost go- through the Congress last session It would have cost the taxpayers billions. The Legion's constitution • has been changed and convention mandates no longer carry over from one year to the next. Each national convention has to formulate a brand-new set of legislative goals. And it's believed certain that a. request for a bonus will not be considered this year in view of the Korean crisis. There's Too Much Fat for ll« U.S. Department of Agriculture is getting worried about a big oversupply of both edible and inedible animal fflts coming soon. During and just after the war this was one of the critically short Items at home and abroad. Now, however, the Increased production that was encouraged has gone too far. There's going to be an annual surplus of about 1.5 billion pounds unless something is done about It. Tlie department has hired a private research outfit to try to find a. new market for fats. DOCTOR SAYS Br EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. : WrHtea foe NEA Serriee The pc at Improvement in the hazards of child bearing during the put JO years is not »n accident, but the result of Improved methods of maternal care, the discovery of new drugs, and education. The drop In maternal death; uf (he last few years follows a period in which there had been-'relatively HUe improvement. In the early '930's the campaign against preventable deaths from child bear- ng was speeded up. The emphasis ot this campaign was on complete care during the entire pregnancy and afterwards, and against deaths which were known to be preventable. During this same period the discovery of the sulfa drugs and penl- :lllin, so valuable for puerperal Infections (child bed fever) has. of course, helped enormously. Between 1939 and 1943 there was a- larger reduction in'deaths from puerperal soptlcemla (blood stream Infection) than from any other single cause, the rate being cut by more than half among while women. Also the deaths from convulsions and. other 'toxic ' conditions which occasionally occur In pregnancy were cut by one-third. Among colored women progress t was also, substantial.-The decline "in ' maternal mortality among colored between 1939 and 1943 was 33 per cent against 40 per cent for white women. The benefits of recent ( improvements appear In all age groups, though the older mothers have not benefltted- (at least until recently! as much as the younger:ones.' Infection* NC-H- Rare Although mothers 35 and over i:ear only a small proportion of all The children, about one-fourth of all 'he deaths from childbirth - come from this group. The possibilities of further the older mothers Is. « challenge. In spite of the great advance of the last few years, much more can be done. Although Infections of mothers are now rare there are several complicationsJnotabiy toxemtes of unknown origin—which still need to be conquered II childbirth is to be made entirely safe. The Improvement is already great but one can never be satisfied until childbirth risks .have been reduced'eren -* sV DeWITT kUeKENZn *>P FmagB Attain Mope of ntolviac th» .. lJidl«-Pmiljit»r, difference* hi* 'r7- celved a fillip from 'an indirect but dramatic extfiuian of the olive branch' by' Indian Prime Minister Nehru. : Nehru'* gesture' caJne in a' rebuke to - extremist political followers at the annual conference of India congress Party.- trtmisti had demanded: action ' against Hindu India'* Moslem . minority because of alleged mistreatment of 12.000,000 Hindu* In Moslem-dominated Pakistan. Referring heatedly to such retaliation, Nehru declared: "Even If some people want It, can It be accepted in the name of democracy? If that Is called democracy then I say to hell with such democracy. Democratic principles are not' a matter of convenience to be treated'as suits the whims of anybody." ' . . . ' Nehru proclaimed that he refused to bow'to 'the wishes of, the mob." He added that If the Congress wanted him as premier,'It would have to .follow his lead "unequivocally." otherwise he would go out, and fight Independently for his Ideals. .''•-' Nehru Endorsed The outcome 01 the 'theatrical less. Joe eould take two spades, one heart, two diamond! and two clubs He was therefore set two tricks. As North had indicated,, Joe should have made his contract by proper handling ot the spades. .Do you.see how, Decide 'for yourself before you read on. " ' . Joe should have won the f|rst trick with. the ace of »pad*i1 Then dummy's 'remaining .tparie*. wouU have provided a curt *tilry for clubs at th* atcond trick, forcing out West's act. With two low *p* in the South,hand, it would be easy to get to dummy with either the queen or.jack, of that suit. Declarer would therefore make five clubs two diamonds, two spades, and possibly a heart. session was that the Congress gave Nehru an overwhelming''• vote of endorsement. " The significance of this development • over Hindu-Moslem relations s that the age-old dlfferetices.be- -ween the two religions'enters very strongly Into the bitterness between India and Pakistan, indeed, when he Indian subcontinent was divided to create the new nations of India and : Pakistan, the division vas along those religious lincJjjphs illndu populated areas went W'ln- dia, and the Moslem zones to Pakistan. . • .... In the old days before the division there were continual communal disturbances based on the religious hatreds. Destruction of property and bloodshed was frequent. Often these outbreaks were deliberately inspired, by extermists. When Pakislan and India were created, naturally many Hindus we»e left in Moslem Pakistan, and a lot of Moslems remained in Hindu territory. There have been cases of mistreatment of . these . minorities', and, these have' Increased the dangers ol strife between the two nations. : Kashmir Cause* Trovble Then to these difficulties there was added the dispute over po*ses- Kashmfcr. The ruling prince was a slon of the rich princely state of Hindu, arid when it became clear that Kaihndr wnuld be tbaarbed by either India 6> Pakktan, n* elected to Join Hindu Indie.: But hi* subjects were Moslems, •nd they wanted to Join Pakistan. .This quarrel over Kashmir hu several ttann come cloee toJWgr cturing the trtree years ft ha£ • is?wii gomg on. A United Nation* mediate mow to trying to rtrmighten the IN HOLLYWOOD By Crsklne -Jonnicm NEA SlaffCorrrKpondent I am convinced that the Marine Corps will ultimately have to be given wings and freed from the restraints of the outlived naval piulcrn, —Maj. Alexander P. DeSeversky, pioneer airman. The increasing attention universities arc giving to the theater will produce ... a great recognition of the values of the theater ns a form ot creative art.— Oscar Hnmmcrstcln 2nd, librettist. * * » It certainly will be three or four years before we have developed enough strength to regain the Initiative which v,e threw awny in 1945, and organize the world for lasting peace.—- Adm. Louis E. Dcnfeld. • * « Any use of the senatorial committee lo influence primaries seriously nmis its effectiveness. Our duty is to elect, and not select. — Sen. Owen Brcwster (R., Maine). I cannot understand why we will not give the Chinese Nationalists any aid and at the same time we say that we will (igi)t commjinlsin all around the world. The Nationalists ... arc certainly antl-Comniunlst.— M.iJ.-Gen. (retired) Clnire Cheunault. HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Unpredictable Marlon Brando is giving Hollywood .something else to" tnfk about. He's going to play for free the 'bit role of a blind man in a film short as a favor to a friend. Tlie star of the short will be a dog! Tlie friend, Dahn Bcn-Amoi/. from Israel, is studying movie- making methods on the set of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He outlined his Idea to Hrando—a story about life as a dog sees It. with the camera playing the dog's eyes. Brando immediately offered to play the bit role tor free. His scenes will be shot In two days. Immediately after he completes "streetcar." • * * Sam GMilwyn swears lir didn't make lhat comment—"Look :il my name wilh all of those hums"— wlirn Variety printed a Screen Writers' Guild list «f 21 "unfair" film and TV producers. "1." said Snm, "am for the little m^n." « + « Margaret O'Hrien will record Eleanor Roosevelt's impressive "A Prayer for Peace." She first, rend the solemn lines for the laic FDR . . . Eve Ardcn's boxofflce figures on the summer stock circuit opened a lot of eyes. She followed some of the lop glamor queens and In some Instances did almost twice the business. Two-Max Weslern Max Tlaer and Maxle Roscnbloom are kidding the chaps off western films In "The Adventures nf Skip- along Roosenbloom." an Independent film written by Eddie K>rcmnn and produced by Wally Kline. The .icllon takes place In Butlon Hole nend. Kosenbloom plays a sheriff who packs a plsiol' thai shooUi square bullets — "I'm square ihooter," flmr Ii tin black- shir led heavy, Hilliary Brooke the tiance hall queen and Jacqueline Fontaine, who outrivals Jane Russel's charms, is the school teacl^' Hoosenblonm rides into his first scene and Eacr comments: "You ride like you're nailed to the saddle." Roosenbloom gets off the nag, with the saddle still attached to his derriere and says: "I am." ' I asked Dacr about. Joe Louis' comeback: "i think hell get this guy," Baer predicted, then added: "Me—I'm too young for a comeback. I'm only 43. I'm going to wait, like Joe Wolcotl, until I'm •15." No Power Trouble The walls of the apartment shared by Ty Power and his bride. Linda Christian, on London's Curzan Place aren't being shaken by domestic squabbles, according to Ty's mother, Mrs! PiUla Power. She told me: "I have never seen tow people any happier. They're more congenial and they're having more fun out of life than nny two people I've ever known. 1 ' The whilc-hnfred lady for whom Set HOLLYWOOD f» t , J m«tt«T and IM 75 Ytart Ago Today Miss Sue Butt left last night for New Orleans, 'La., where she will attend Sophie Newcomb College. She was motored to Memphis by Bill Robinson. ftuided P«rt«Uo« M tfce be*t ww to iettle tt. n wil IM a god**nd to peoee if the t tTJf., c*n aolve the Kuhntir quarrel. But perhaps even more important is m solution of the religious strife in the two nations, for there i« danger of war In that, too. Nehru's attitude towards the mos- lems in Tndia certainly should contribute to better relations with hli neighbor. It' will be Interesting to •ec how ^akistan reacted to the prime minister's political explosion orer - reprisals. during ..the game,• and during the halves the visitors will give a special "exhibition on the field. Tom Mahan, son of Mrs. T. J. The Caruthersville. Mo,, .band, Mahan, will receive his diploma which won outstanding recognition from the University of Tennessee In the cotton carnival »t-Memphis, School of Medicine in Memphis at will play at the Osceola-Blythevllle commencement exercises to be held football game here this week. The 32-plece band will play with the Blytheville Band, under the direction of Rqscoe Morris, before and find three to the ace held against me?" •You were killed by three to the a'.e in both black suits." North observed quietly. "You couldn't do anything about the one that the enemy held, but you certainly could •isvc s-ved yourself with the ace that you held yourself." . Joe looked bewildered, as usual. He .couldn't see wlmt the spades had to do with the situation. West htul opened the five ot spa'les, and dummy's nine won the trick. Hard Luck Joe. playing the South band, immediately attacked the clubs. Unforlvmatcly for him, West was able to refuse the first p.nd second round of clubs. When West took the third round of clubs. It was tip to Joe to find some way to get back to dummy. West shifted to the jack of dla- Screen Star HORIZONTAL 50 Wash lightly •JACOBY ONBRIDGF BT OSWALD JACOI1V Written for NEA Scniro Joe's Ace Could Have Saved Him "Why Is somebody always able to hold up his ace unlil Ihe lasl second.'' Hard Luc* Joe a.ikort mourn- fullv "After all. there are .such things »s singleton aces and doubleton ices. Why do I always have to M Neither vuL Smith We* North But IN. T. Pas' 2N. T. Pas* 3 N. T. P»s* Pass P»»* Opening lead— * S monrts. and Joe won with the king Joe next led a low heart toward dummy, hoping that West had th ace. However. East captured durn my's queen with the ace of hc«rl- aticl relurncd « spade. At Ihls point, Die hand was hope 52 She ii an able -— 54 Woody plant* 55 Club-shaped braying tool* VEKTIOAL S County io Missouri 4 Accomplish 5 Charitable gifts (Train track 7 Low tand hill 8 Oyster claire 1 Measure of area 10 Surrender I Depicted screen star, Paulette — 8 Steps 13 Interstices 14 Rugged mountain spur l.Yawn* 15 Fastening 2 Prayer device 16 Coal digger 18 Rebound 19 East (Fr.> 20 Welt groomed 21 Note in Guido's scale 22 King of - Egypt (Bib.) 13 Chemical suffix 24 Burmese wood iprite JTWriUnf implement , 39 Ancestor ot Ph»ro»h» JO Indian mulberry II Symbol lor IricUum UChinew mniur* M Nocturnal flyer J4 Varnish Ingredient WProooum. 17 Tor the art* of honor (*>.) nworm 41 Fanatics*. «Over. (contr.) 47 Indonesian of MindMUW 4tlndim gateway 12 Division of the 38 Salad calyx . j Ingredient 17 Early English 40 Rational (ab.) 41 Shochonean 25 Operatic solo -' v indian* 28 Pungent 42'BJehoIdl 27 Coffin cloth ,43 Snare 28 Pseudonym ol 44 Speed contest ' Charles L»mb 45 Pismires 13 Move with life 4« Soviet city and vigor 51 Symbol for '11 Interferometer 35 Dairy product- selenium tod : 36 Vital part 53 Right t

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