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PAGB SIX BLVnnCVILLF, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , ' . THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY V HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A.' FREDRICKSON, Editor PAULD. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered aj second class matter at the post- office at Blj theville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gre&f, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, S5c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles |5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations It If h* thii bufkleth his itories In the heaven, and hath founded hU troop In the earth; be thai caUeth (or the wafers uf the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth; The Lord b J* name.—Amot 9:6. * * * Nothing Is more ancient than God, for He was .never created; nothing more beautiful than the world, Is It the work of that same God; nothing more active than thought, for It flies over the whole universe; nothing stronger than necessity, for all must submit to it. —Thale*. Barbs •Fire Interrupted an Ohio wedding, and then vent out. More than the bridegroom will be able to do for quite some time. » * * At last! Graft newi an the bright »idr—1» inchet of ikin on » North DakoU boy'i body. • . '* "* ' * Store windows soon will be filled with Chrisl- maj things—keeping the home buyers burning. *.'.'•*' * May to people with money taak* other people alck beunM lour {rapes hive that effect. '•'.••• * In Korea we've been fighting in the toe of the boot. The heel li In Russia. Hoffman's SkiII Made Marshall Plan Success The Marshall Plan must now carry ori without the leadership of Paul G. Hoffman, who contributed so mightily to its success. In resigning, Hoffman made it thoroughly plain he doesn't consider that the EGA program's usefulness is on the wane. On the contrary, he held out the prospect it would be even more effective in its remaining years. It isn't too much to say that the Marshall Plan is one of the most stirring ventures the United States has ever undertaken. Bold and resourceful imagination lay behind the original idea when it was conceived back in 1947. No co-operative recovery effort on such a world-wide scale had ever been contemplated before. The state of the European nations and some in the Far East demanded courageous, drastic action! Countries flattened and impoverished by war we're on their backs, ready prey for the Communist aggressor poised at their borders or lurking inside. ; We met the challenge brilliantly. The Marshall Plan is a program.worthy of tlie highest concepts of international statesmanship. Peace and world welfare are its objects. Yet no matter how high its goals and how brilliant its birth as R plan, the program in the end had to depend for its success on the men who would run it. For this crucial task President Truman chose many able hands, but none .more exactly fitted to the great responsibility than Hoffman. In establishing the Marshall Plan as :a going concern, in translating it from .paper to reality, Hoffman exhibited high .talent as an administrator, an organizer, a world diplomat and statesman. He had to deal with men of many nations, to spur them to efforts they'd never made before, to push them toward a new level of international cooperation. He had to take the EGA program over treacherous congressional shoals several limes, often coming through by the narrowest of margins. Through it all Hoffman kept his balance and assurance, went on making EGA a resounding success. Europe is back on its feet economically, a continent almost unrecognizable by comparison with the prostrate land of 19<17. If EGA continues to work effectively until its announced end in 1952, that will be a tribute in part to the men who carry on. But primarily it will be further proof that Hoffman did his own job well. The United States, and the world, needs 'more men like Paul Hoffman in its highest councils of responsibility. More Russian Double-Talk The Russians, when they finally came up with an idea, broadcast to the' world that UN forces had attacked in the In- chon-Seoul area to "save face" after humiliating; defeafs at North Korean hands. They're a bit late with that notion. If any face-saving had to be done, our G. I.'s did it weeks ago by their brave fighting, against tremendous odds of men and material. They stood up against the worst the enemy could throw, and didn't flinch. At the moment, it would be more proper to inquire what the Russians are doing about saving face. With.Seoul recaptured and UN forces slicing the enemy into bits, the North Koreans would seem to be in a rather unhappy position. It will be interesting to see what verbal parlor tricks Moscow can resort to in order to make this sound like victory for their side. Guilty as Charged The Emperor in Oilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" made it his tuneful ambition In dealing with subjects "to let the punishment fit the crime." A more literal than lyrical legalist might insist that a first step In that process is to make the charge fit the offense. For an example of achievement In that tield we salute the officer who reported that 10 or 20 prisoners from the 7th Division of the North Korean Communist Army were being held in the local jail at Pohang, on the east coast of war- scorched Korea. "In Jail?" asked a correspondent. "What are they there for?" "For disturbing the peace," snapped the officer. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Views of Others Dollars Or Lives? Governor MoMath's proposed five-point highway safety program Is a sound and well thought- out program which If fully effected would be certain to raise .even higher Arkansas' already- Improving safety standards. The proposal calls for various legislative actions which boil down to a general modernization of our traffic laws, for an expanded state highway patrol, and for a thorough and effective drivers 1 license division. In full operation, the governor said, such a program could save 100 lives each year, prevent 4.000 Injuries and prevent some $6,000,000 In property damage and other case loss. And In the governor's opinion, it should cost less than the >1,150,«00 which the Arkansas Safety Council estimates has been saved so far this year through the existing safety program. As Governor Mc- Malh put it-. "We come face to face with the choice between paying In money OTY paying our way in human lives. We are forced to confess we have been laying those;_human lives on the line and keeping our doiUtrs' in our pock- eta." "." "'"* ' This is virtually an unanswerable argument. Even the opponents of the proposed stock law •nd the Jalopy drivers who oppose a state vehicle Inspection statute would be hard put to it If they attempted to debate the bare fact of death. The Issue here is clear: If we continue to expand our highway safety program through such moves as these, we shall save more lives on the highways, if we do not, the death rate will continue as it is, or Increase with traffic density. 1 The need for a strong and continued effort to improve our highway safety standards was clearly demonstrated by Dr. Matt Ellis, president of the Safety Council, at that same conference. Dr. Ellis noted that Arkansas has moved from 47th to 34th among the states In Its over-all highway safety program—which was Inaugurated Just one year ago. Comparative figures, Dr. Ellis pointed out. Indicate that since January 31 this program has prevented 30 deaths, some 1,200 Injuries and the $1.750,000 In cash losses which the governor mentioned. We have indeed come far for a single year's Journey. But we still have a long way to go. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say I was shaking like a hula girl In a cold stream in the middle of winter.—Sgt. Harold A. Ledercr, after miraculous escape from death In Korea. * * » When Uncle Joe Stalin makes a political move, he first looks over his shoulder and counUs divisions. Stalin doesn't take risks, and the United States cannot ignore tills kind of reality.—MaJ.- Gcn. Orvil Anderson. * * * To the extent that the people gave too much authority to government, the American people themselves may be at fault. Prom that point on. the major responsibility lies at the door of Incompetent, unrealistic leadership,—Ernc-st T. Weir, chairman of National Steel Corporation. * * « Time was when they (Americans) were so self- conscious about their lack of culture it was pitiful. Now they've gone beyond Europe's level- just fcr good measure.—Dlmitri Mitropoulos, conductor New York philharmonic. * + * For the last 20 years Mr. Churchill seems to me to have regarded parliament mainly as a place to make speeches. The real work ot the house proceeds . . . without hit assistance.— Prime Minister clement Atlle*. MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 199* Always a Risk Where There's a Big Brother Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Buck-Passing by Congressmen Leaves Budget Cuts to Truman WASHINGTON — (NEA) — In spite of nil the bureaucratic bleating when It was first proposed, government economy on non-defense spending Is going to be relatively painless. October sixth Is the deadline for the bad news on who gets cut how much. That Is Just 30 days after President Truman signed the Appropriations bill for the fiscal year ending next June 30. Over loud and anguished protests, you'll recall, Con- Peter Ertson gress finally built into that law a provision requiring President Truman to cut at least $550 million from the 136,153,490.425 omnibus money bill for the year. Criticism of this enforced economizing was that it Is no way to run a government. H was buck passing by Congress. If Congress wanted the executive end of the government to reduce expenditures. Congress should have specified where the cuts should be made. This criticism makes a certain amount of sense. After all, the lawmakers nre elected to decide how much or how little the government should spend. Senator l>oii£las Unheeded ai rorlt Barrel Fills Sincere efforts by Sen. Paul I DUglas of Illinois and others of like mind, to have Congress face up to its responsibility and do its own meat-axe economizing, met with complete " failure. Instead. Congress approved many questionable public road, river, harbor arid Other pork barrel projects. By this device, individual congressmen and senators can, of course, claim credit from their votes for supporting federal expenditures in their home bailiwicks. At the same time, they can take credit for being advocates of economy. And they can be the first to protest if the president finally makes a cut that affects their constituents. This marks the second year that Congress has tried to economize in this across-the-board manner. Last year an effort to require the President to cut appropriations by 5-to- 10 per cent failed by three votes in the Senate. This year, the effort was marie to put over a straight 10 per cent. The $550 million cut finally approved was a compromise. It provides only one safeguard. Cuts must not interfere with the defense program. Even before this action by Congress. President Truman had nsked 14 major spending agencies to. review their budgets and see where economies could be made. These requests went to the eight nonmilitary departments of cabinet rank, plus the Army, which has a large civil functions appropriations. The requests also were sent to Federal Security Administration. General Services Administration, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority and Veterans' Administration. Reports From Amende! Are Kept Secret Reports from these agencies have been made, but have not been released to the public. A check on these agencies unofficially reveals that they could cut back expenditures by some »600 million. This could 'be in.addltipn to the $550 million cut ordered by congress. The status of this latter cut Is that the Budget Director Frederick J. Lawton has apportioned it among the major government agencies. Tins gives the agencies a new ceiling on what they can spend In the current fiscal year. It will be up to ench agency to decide what projects it must eliminate to stay within this new limit. These cutbacks must be approved by both the Budget Bureau and White llou» >*efore they are ordered into effect. With :olcntial savings of a billion dollars or more In sight, the big question Is whether the Administration will have the courage to r- L , that deep. It could be done. All the screaming by the agencies that they couldn't get by one one cent less than they had askd for has been proved to be so much poppycock The talk that cuts would cause layoffs of thousands of government employes was nonsense. A billion-dollar cut on a $36 billion budget is less than a -3 per cent economy. It would be most reassuring for the country to hear, In time of heavy defense spending, that other government spending was being cut to the bone. And with an election just around the corner, it would be smart politics to boot. South Korean Tells Of Nation's Problem DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Serrfe* The first week In October his been set aside to emphasize the employment of the physically handicapped. The fact that It is still necessary to talk about the employment of those who are physically handicapped shows that this remains a real problem even though so much progress has been made In recent years. An enormous number of people have some physical h»ndicap which Interferes with their complete physical health. This Includes children who have been born with cerebral palsy (spastic children) or some other birth defect. It also Includes those who have epilepsy, an injured heart from rheumatic fever, and many others. Grown-upr, who have lost a finger or a limb, whose vision is Impaired or who have any one of a number of other physical disabilities are also Included among the handicapped. Just because a person Is suffering from some physical defect does not mean that he or she does not need to earn a living. Furthermore most people with physical handicaps can do a good Job If they are placed In the right kind of work In fact some of 'hose who are mildly handicapped In one way or another: have even done weli in certain kinds of sports! Many more can enjoy themselves in active mes as has been demonstrated =n by those who have had an entire limb amputated. In the past many industrial organizations have- refused to even consider the applications of those who showed any signs of deformity or physical handicap. Today the situation Is much better. Many factories and offices take a real Interest in employing those who have suffered some disease or Injury which have left them damaged. They try successfully to put them Into work for which they are suited This present day outlook toward handicapped persons Is gradually spreading, and although the situation Is not perfect, It Is much better. Proires. Haj Been Made It Is unfortunately still true that some of those who are badly deformed have difficulty In getting good Jobs. However, many Industrialists, physicians, and organiza tions. like the National Society for Crimed Children, are working hard on (his subject, and have made great progress, The fact that* so many handicapped people have performed useful work In so many kinds of occupations has helped a great deal. New methods of treatment and occupational training schedules have also su'ccessfully'pre- pared great numbers of handicapped people to handle many different kinds of jobs well. The problem is not yet entirely solved,', but further improvement is on the way. '5 Years Ago Today IN HOLLYWOOD Bv F.RSKINE JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA) — Gloria, Grahamc is hopping mad over report,'; that she beefed to RKO about being billed under Jane Russell and BDb Mltchum In "Macao." It was the st7-e of Gloria's part and her feeling that she deserved something better after playing leading lady to Bogart that started the fireworks. • * • Shuddcry bit of film footage in Pox's "The House on Telegraph Hill": A shct of the hospital ship, the Benevolence, before she was sunk off the Golden Gate. • • • Paulctte Goddord must figure her publicity is slipping, she's done an about-face on her no-radio-interview edict. . . . Jack Dempsey's daughter, H-ycar-old Barbara, and 13-year-old Max Bacr. Jr.. are an item. . . . Hollywooditej; returning from personal appearance tours around th coeuntry say the most frequent question asked them is' "What's going to happen to Ingrid Bernman?" . . . Olivia de Havilland not only starred In that radio version of "The Heiress." but also recast the story—Louis Calhcrn in the Sir Ralph Richardson role and Van Hetlin instead of Monty Cllfl as the boy friend. » * • Xol in the script: "Someday I'll wf»r » suit on Ihe screen and everyone will drop dead."—Jane Knssrll Tli.il Man Brando Marlon Brando, the Broadway nctor who came to Hollywood to star In 'The Men," has ben painted as a combination screwball-monster with a particular hate for social decorum, I let It fly fast: "Are you a screwball?" The reply came from an upside- down Drando. lie grinned, bent over, stood on his hands and said: "You |<-|1 him. George." George Swwncy. > prop man, WM adjusting knee and shin pads on Brando's legs. The scene was a dressing room at Warner Bros, just before a shot in "A Street Car Named Desire" in which he repeatedly would fall to his knees In a drunken stupor. George said: "Well, I'll tell j-a. Marlon is Juit S«! HOU/lfWOOl) Page ^ •JACOBY ON BRIDGE »T OSWALD JACOBY Written for SEA Service George's Big Heart Saves Him Again Wrillcn for NEA Service "The time has come," said Generous George, "to show the stuff we're made of. The man who helps his fellow creature Is the man worthwhile and all- that sort ol thing." ' Cu 1 out the gab and play bridge." growled West. "Thai's very unkind of you." said George. "But just to show you thai I hold no grudges. I'll now give you two tricks In the very suit that you opened." West had opened the deuce of spades against Generous George's contract of three no-trump. George playod the ten of spades from dummy since tt.ere was a chance that West had led from the queen-jack (in w.hich case dummy's ten would win Ihe first trick). When Easl played Ihe Jack. George look the ace of spades because he did nnl want East to switch to clubs. George could now count on winning two spades and six diamonds If he tried to set up a club as his ninth trick. West would continue spades and would easily make two clubs, two spades, and the ace o hearts. If George tried to set up a heart us his ninth trick, the opponents might (nnd would) run the entlrt suit against him. A lesser player would have found no way out of this dilemma. In George's case,- however, the generosity for which he is famous came to his rescue. He led a diamond to the dummy, cashed the king of spades, and returned a diamond to his own hand. Since the diamonds split 2-2, it was clear that West had no more cards In that suit. George could therefore afford to lead a spade allowing West to take his remaining cards In that suit. George could be reasonably sure that West had started with a tour- The Mid-Week club will have its first parly of the winter season Thursday when Mrs. o. P Moss will be hostess for the customary weekly luncheon bridge game. Mines. H. H. Houchfns Harry W. Haines, A. Conway, B A Lynch. M. o. Usrey, j. Louis Cherry. Cecil Shane and W. L. Homer are other members of this group Mrs. Paul L. Tipton returned last night from a motor trip to Columbia, Mo., Kansas city, Jefferson City and St. Louis. She accompanied four sisters of Dr. Tipton. While she was away. Dr. Tipton visited relatives In Senath, Mo Mrs. c. w. Affllck has been reelected chairman of the Blythevllle Library Association. Other officers named to serve with her are Oscar Fentller, vice president; Mrs. Chester R. Babcock, secretary; Dr. By DcWITT MaeKENZH Af F«**lgB ABalra Analy* We have a* guest columnist today one of South Korea's most distinguished cltlun* — my friend Mr. Done Sung Kim. Mr. Kim U a newspaper publisher and a member of the South Korean national assembly. H* 1» now at Lake Success with his country's delegation to the Willed Nations, Whil. we were talking the other day I/| asked him v.'hy he didn't write m»'™ a column on Korean problem* ak this time of crisis, and tne following Is his response to the Invitation! On June 27 I 'joined the flood of refugees from Seoul, neelng from my home without even a handbag. Every possession I owned was lost except the clothes on my buck. My family was separated from me and I have not heard of any of them yet. Amid all the gloom of that day, my mind was lightened by the belief that at last the cursed line of the 38th Parallel was broken down and that when the fighting ended our nation would be re-unified at last. Support Saves Nation My life and my nation were saved by the prompt support sent by the United Nations under General Douglas Mac Arthur, the best friend the Korean nation ever had. As I drifted desolately southward before the Communist armies, the 143 members of the National Assembly that managed to escape and stick together met in emergency sessions In Tae- Jon, Tiiegu, and Pusan, driven on by overwhelming force. Now the United Nations victory Ls assured. But here at the United Nations, where I came with ogr delegation, we were surprised to hear questions and doubts expressed as to what should be done about the 38th Parallel line. We had never Imagined that this question would « be in doubt. m Under the United Nations we held an election In South Korea on May 10, 1948. We held another election under U.N. observation on May 30 1950. During all this time, oiir government and the U.N. commission pleaded and worked for the opportunity to hold a similar election north of tlie 38th Parallel line Then ' on June 25, that line was broken down by .the Communist attack. It seemed Incredible to us that any friends of freedom should ever think that artificial and harmful barrier should ever again be rebuilt. Terrific Price Paid Korea has paid a terrific price for re-unification and freedom. Over 60,000 of our own soldiers have been killed or wounded. About three million of our people have been driven from their homes and are living now in great hardship, without shelter or enough food to eat. Most of OUT major cities and hundreds of our villages have been smashed or burned. Our Industries are ruined. Our transportation and communications systems are destroyed. Surely this price we have had to pay has not been paid in vain. , £ There is much talk now of rearming Germany and Japan. The republic of Korea should also be strongly and fully armed. The world has seen how our people can fight when weapons are available to-us. It is our hope and expectation that we shall now have the tanks, and artillery, and naval vessels and planes with which we can equip an army to defend our own borders. We welcome again the United Nations Commission, to observe elections in Northern Korea when conditions suitable for an election have been restored. We shall need a United Nations security force in our country until our own army is adequately expanded, trained, and ^quipped to face the dangers that surround us. And when we have a strong army of our own, Korean boys will die for the cause of world freedom, just as American soldiers have died on our soil to protect our liberty. L- H. Moore, treasurer. A report of the librarian, Mrs. Ira Gray showed that 1,525 books had been circulated over a four-month period. 1 1 < 4 (DEALER) 4Q9S2 V AB3 • 52 + AQ98 4 IkKlO z t J7 t AKQ984 M53 N W E S h A873 VQ106S 2 463 + 763 * J107 + K104 N-S vul. We* North Cut South 1 * 1 * Pass 1 N. T. Pass 3 » Pass 3 H. T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2 card spade suit. After all, he had opened the bidding with one club, which he probably would not have done it nc had held a five-card spade suit. Moreover. West had opened the deuce ot spades, which A-ould Indicate n four-card suit unless West happened to be trying to deceive declarer. It was a little too much to expect that West had been deceptive In both the bidding and tne opening lead. George was perfectly right of course. West had started with only four spades. When he had taken his queen and nine of spades, he had to switch either to hearts or to ,-lubs. tn cither case he had to let George make .1 king In the suit that was attacked. George could then run the rest of dummy'i diamonds, making his contract. 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