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PACE POUB «LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1950 THE BLYTHEVII.l.E COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H.w. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Mutton*) Advertising Representatives: W«1I»6« WItmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. AUanU, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oftlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres j, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytlievlllc or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 pet year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Behold, )c ire til children of Israel; (lie here your advice and counsel.—Judges 20:7. Every man, however, wise, requires tne advice of some sagacious friend in the atfalrs ot life.—Plaulus. Barbs Too many boxers keep late hours, says R trainer. It's tough when they can't even hit the hay. * * * Hoir you are brought up often has a lot to do with how far up In life you will 10. * • * If music U" the language of love, the bass drummer hates everybody. * + » Terinlj and other violent sports are dangeroui to a man over 41, according to a health expert. It's funny he didn't mention bridge. » + * Nothing can be done In a day if the day is always tomorrow. President Has Right to Pick Own Key Military Leaders The debate thai finally led to Atlm. Forrest P. Sherman's coni'irnintion as Chief of Naval Operations exploded an issue that ought to be settled once and - for all. Senator McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican, blocked the confirmation for two weeks on the ground no legal vacancy existed. He said President Truman already had re-commissioned Adm. Louis E. Denfeld for the posl nl the time he decided to switch to Sherman. On the Senate floor McCarthy waved a photostatic copy of Dcnfeld's commission in proof of his point. Secretary of the Navy Matthews admitted the commission had been signed by the President but said it was delivered to Denfeld through "irregular" channels. Actually, how Denfeld received it doesn't matter, any more than does the fact that he got it. McCarthy is saying in effect that a commitment to .Denfeld made it illegal and improper—if not impossible—to give the job to another officer. But does that make sense? The chief of naval operations is the country's top naval man. As such he belongs to a team along with the heads of the other armed services. Obviously that team must be able to find agreement on the fundamentals of the nation's military policy. Furthermore, they must be able to co-ordiiutte their thinking with the President's, for he is in a very real way their commander-in-chicf. The Constitution empowers him to make the key decisions in the military field. He can take or reject the advice of his military and naval leaders. , Where is the logic in insisting the President keep on his top defense staff a man who differs with him—and the other members of the team—on vital questions of organization? It's not a matter of tossing out any man who has the courage to disagree, who refuses to "yes" the President. The point is to have basic agreement on issues that require it beforu further sound planning steps can be taken. No general or admiral would brook inajor dissent from an officer of lower rank. Certainly the commandcr-in-ehief is entitled to surround himself with men who support him. Willingness to give that support is one of the qualifications an officer must have. Free speech of the sort the ordinary cilizen enjoys is a luxury a lop-rank* officer cannot have. He doesn't have to take a high post; but once he does he isn't free to disagree fundamentally with Ills superiors or his colleagues. It's silly lo sny he should have that freedom. It doesn't go with the job. Marriage Chimes Aren't Ringing Loudly Latest reports from the South are that the so-called Dixiecrats are as cool as ever to talk of a merger with the Republican'Parly. The move has been urged by some men on the ground the two groups have much in common. It's an old story that both major parties are hodgc-podgcs of conservative and liberal elements. Periodically we arc told that all conservatives ought to he herded into one lent and liberals in- lo another. Political alignments then would be much neater and the voters would have a clearer choice at the polls. Maybe we'll get to that some day but apparently we're a long way off. The Dixiecrnts hinted that a whole new party with a new label would have lo be born before Ihey'd be even mildly interested in merging. Despite their long string of reverses in presidential elections, the Republicans don't appear in any mood to yield their identity to a new pru-ly. The same problem of ancient loyalties and distrusts crops up wherever a new alignment would force a change in party patterns. American geography and history seem to be ranged against logic on this issue. And so both big parties will probably keep on being what they have been —catchals that try to be all things, to all men. Views of Others vAystery Deepens An INS correspondent at Berlin reports on apparently good authority that the German- born British scientist who has been accused ol atomic secrets disclosure in the United States hus been a lifelong, active Communist. The authority cited is the accused man's father, a 75- ytar-uld thcorogical professor. "Anybody who knew him well," the latter asscrtcdly said, "must have known of his previous background and hew lie felt." !le goes on to say, according to the dispatch, thai the son spent 19:19-42 in internment as an enemy (German) alien; and that he was released (according to his understanding) specifically to work on the atomic project. He said he last, saw his son July 7-Aug.' 12, and he was tqld he Had "revived his contacts with top German Communists as well as the nussiuns." Thus the plot seemingly thickens with • respect to British, United states nnd inter-Allied security precautions of the Manhattan project times—precautions which have been represented as most thorough—and to the extent ol entree and responsibility that might have been accorded n German-born Communist at various stages. fn fairness it must be pointed out. that there are coiinterespignjigc methods which use as » basis the employment in "good standing" ot spy siLspccts; that calculated risks are involved, nnd that usually the gamble, If lost, docs no Irreparable harm-whereas the possibilities of n counterespionage coup may be considerable. The development claim by INS nevertheless intensifies interest in the case—and the bromide, "We shall see what we shall see," specifically obtains. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Mexican Challenge Will Mexico's cotton planters soon be hunting for cotton picking hands in Texas? They may sooner than we think, judging by the rapid expansion of cotton growing south of the border. Growers there/report they have just harvested the largest crop in Mexican history—886,000 bales. Only fifteen years ago the Mexicans raised less than 375.COO bales a year. Most o( that was In tile Laeimn district. Now big production has shifted Inigeiy to irrigated stretches of the lower Rio Grande Valley across from Brownsville and our citrus belt. Reynosa bids fair to challenge Dallas as a inajor inland cotton market. Meanwhile, in this country we again slap quo- Ins oil cotton growing. You may be sure thnt Washington's moves to curb our production docs net anger good neighbors just across Hie river. —DALLAS MOKNlNCi NEWS So They Say If we uclicve in democracy, we must llv« and crusade for democracy like Communists crusade for communism.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, U. s. delegate to UN Human Rights Commission. » • * We cannot achieve economic growth, prosperity and peace unless the living levels ol the distressed peoples of the world arc raised and the world's capacity to consume is increased. —Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman. « » « It (75-ccnt minimum wage) is a measure dictated by social Justice. It adds to our economic strength. U is founded on the belief that lull human dignity requires at least a minimum level. —President Truman. * » « In fact we may already have lost the armaments race. Atomic physicist Dr. Harold C. Urcy. nrying u. s. development of hydrogen bomb, * * • There are two classes of people In China today—the people and the army—the army Is sure of eating but the people arc not.—Carl O. Haw- lliorne, former O. S. consul it Tstnjlao, China. Mao, He's Makin' Eyes at Me MacKenzie Recalls Troubles Of Village School Teachers The DOCTOR SAYS By Kdwin r. Jordan, M. D. Written Cor .VKA Service Slipping on Icy sidewalks o r streets Is one of the many causes "or broken bones. Now a fracture requires attention us soon as possible. A person with a broken bone should not move or be moved except, with great care, as the fracture' may be made worse by motion. Splinting with a board or some other rigid substance is advisable before moving. If a person fractures the lower leg while wearing high boots, the hoot should not be taken off until after reaching the hospital, as (he boot Itself serves as a sort of splint. The proper splinting and. moving of a patient who has sustained a fracture may make a great deal of difference in the setting of the fracture and in the time which It takes to heal. Onre a person who has a fracture has been brought to the hospital, skilled care Is Important. * The u. S. office of Education says fully 45 per cent of Amerlc.'i small and rural high schools still are of the one-teacher variety— « statement which stirs burning memories for your columnist- who °ng ago had to fight with his bare fists before he could teach In one of these instutions of learning I was just out of a unlversli and decided to try my hand • principal" (and staff) o( a village hlgnschool In my native New England. My salary was twelve dollars a week. I had a score of pupils and aught a dozen subjects. School was in the community hall, a huge room which In winter theoretically was heated by a pot-bellied wood- stove but practically t polar wasle. it was with some trepidation that I opened Hie first scslon—my Initial experience as a teacher. Some of the boys were tough, and the school long had borne the reputation of being: hard to handle. It was no place for a novice. However, things started off »-el! 'too well for peace of mind). The mid-forenoon recess arrived without untoward incident, i stepped down from my platform and walkpri pua.. SK...CH care is important, into Ihe middle of the ,oom where X.ray films must be taken to show tne boys imc Bathci . cd uwm vneie just where the fracture Is and the .. h . fi,,n...... ., ,. . , position of the segments. To do . lh * "»»">*« '<> Cental this, the X-ray films have to be I , T ''Belied them they suddenly "shot" from different angles. | nel ' roi ' m "n » neat maneuver and I If the two parts of bone can be ' f ° und mj ' sclf encircled. With that a brought together In good position ! stra l>P">E >'<J[ing farmer, about my and weighing 185 pounds easily, especially in younger peo- '< "V , H =' ^PPCd into the ring " then healing should take place i pie. When brought in < , the fragments arc ! """ I " okcd mc over with a saucy proper position, t h e ' e . } 'm ., ne wnlketl »P to me and - , .m ., ports must be kept from moving | ""'bM-ntcly gave one of my bleeps ance to -row a "l! ctlc tnimm ing had been for the to give the bone a chance to grow ... - - --- ---together. This rest is generally ac-l a , flcrce s<m . ce « with iron fingers. compollshcd by using a plaster-of- parls cast. It was a challenge to combat. My half and quarter mile runs, but this didn't seem to be the time for Washington Hews Notebook PETER ~ EDSONS Congressmen Have the Final Word About Spending for Hydrogen Bomb WASHINGTON fNEAl — President Truman's decision to keep tire U. S. Atomic Energy Ccmmi-ssion at work on development of a hydrogen super-bomb, perhaps 100 or cd to be In effect. That means ev- eryihim; pretty much otit in the open for full and free public discussion. Military security regulations will its greatest te-ts. The original A-bomb was developed under somewhat dictatorial nntl decidedly undemocratic pro- 10CO times more powerful than the ; apply just as they 'do on details of original atomic bomb, provides • A-bomb construction. But Congress American democracy with one of will have to authorize expenditures after oiieii debate. Appropriations will be made the same way. And a S2.COO,000,COO au- j thorizition is Boil'.'; tn rtick out a lot cesses. President Roosevelt made the bijcer in a 513,000.000.000 military decision en that one. it was in war- apropriation than it did in wartime, when Ihe President had cxira l time, when appropriations were rnn- powcrs and could impose an Iron- | nine from S70.000.000.COO to SSO.- clad ccnsoiship. Congress appro- i fCOOOO.OOO a year. Also, what !s this priated tlie S2.000.COO.OOO to biiild j budget increase going to do to tax the A-bomb in complete secrecy. [ reductions, deficit financing, and without even knowing what the ; expenditures for other governmental activities? Those will be subjects money was lor. That is the \vny the Russian So- • for full and free debate. viet govcrnmnt will make the de- i Up until President Truman made Cision to try to build a hydrogen ; his brief announcement that the bomb. Premier Stalin or the little United States would carry on H- handful of men in the PolitLuro /ill decide It in complete secrecy. bomb research, there had been no clear statements from high govern- ml that will be that. The Russian < ment officials In the know on this icople, except for those directly: preliminary planning. onceriicd with its protection, will lever know anything about it till t explodes. Kirsl Tilings Should Come First ''To build the bomb, or not to build the bomb, is not the question." says I-Iinnib Viewed In Different Li-hl AEG Chairman David Lilienthal, The American position on the H-! paraphrasing Shakc.speare. He won't bomb today is entirely different. i clarify this further. But he points The country is noiv theoretically | out that in .similar circumstances peace. The normal processes of j in the past, decisions have had to democratic, government are suppos- i be based on how the Untied States could best employ its resources its brains, manpower and money. Putting it more simply, ne likens it to tire decision which every man must make over whether to get his teeth straightened or to buy that new car. Initial congressional reaction to this question has been all in favor of buying the new'car—the bomb— and never mind about the teeth straightening. AlUthe congressional statements about cutting down on government spending and the need for balancing the budget are tossed right into the wastebasket when the H-bomb is being considered. An administration which last year thought It couldn't spend a couple of hundred million bucks for R super-aircraft carrier or a 70-group Air Fcrce now finds itself in a position where it may Have to spend a few billions to make a super-bomb before the Russians or anybody else can. The psychology of this would probably baffle any alienist. Politicians rant that the country can't afford to spend more money for "teeth straightening" — social security, schools, health Insurance, good roads or public works. But to build an instrument of destruction that will lay waste to an area of 50 or ICO square miles—the sky's the limit. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Johnson Ni;.\ Staff I'orrcspnnilrnl HOLLYWOOD. (NKAl— 1 was on ray way to Paramount to t:ilk to Man Ladd when I bumncd into \1 Schwartz and Mnrvln Fisher who vrite jokes for Bob Hope. The conversation, naturally. air. II h;i]ipriicri while one of tlin shown was being taped for a later airinp. , Sipms thnt Gracic was at a cos- tumcr's looking for a couple of outfits she and George coulii wear _____ = _ swung toward gups nnd I asked the , to a masquerade "party: The Tdiai< boys nbotit the laugh Hope Grade: "Say. that cowboy suit hanqtmj there might look good on Grnrpc." Clerk: "That's from the picture T can give yoti ie '.wtmnc Jnne Russell wore." Oracle: "Oh. no. thank you. I garnered during the past radio season. After line mulling and consicl- ralion, they ciime up with this one. In one of his monologues, Hope , Tho o , nbw . ancl said: "I've got one of those teeny television sets and my cat loves It. lie could never fill her shoes drags it OM-r lo a mcnisrhole ami I XVMI, viiil rani, n,e bucli w, s turns on tic cheese commercials." i so \;~ it , ra s snipped from Die Holding j.vy sides, whirh I thought. | lapc tnr frar the censors woulii would split. I quickly jotled dnwn ' ciniitihiin anaSinued^ whall US ' " ™ " \* T ""'^ was my way lo Paramount. ; ^ „« ^^ Un^nTkn^ But « Hock later, while cross- and some I don't know. Ingr Ihe sired a trains! a red lislit. j Husjh Wedlock. Jr.. and Howard •r who write Edgar Horgen's slonally, it is necessary to do what staples to ho,d them in piace. fcr'.Z I ^Sia^ ga" Healing Takes Time j me nn opcnill? (or his ^ j It Is no easy Job to select the | mustered all the strength I had best treatment and to apply it pro- j and let him have it ri"ht on the lerly. The healing, or knitting, of {point of the chin, bone takcs.a long time and almost That was it! He was out! Then anyone who has sustained a frac-1 I did a little grandstanding. I .ure must make ,up his mind to a i turned to the gang and asked: I One at a Time "Any of you gentlemen like to try your hick?" .ong period of disability. A fvacttire can be anything from a slight crack in the bone to a severe break in which the bone Is ! Nobody did, and i was glad be- knocked into small bits or sticks - • - - • .. _ . out through the flesh. As a result :liere is a great deal of difference n what may need to be done In the way tor treatment. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville The 72 Boy Scouts In the three sports,' and'even use J d"to"go"to'"th'e BIythpville Troops will be in charge • ••• • b of civic affairs of the city tomorrow in observance of the annual Boy Scout week. In an election held j ships, yesterday Charles Wood was elect- csuse I had enough myself. But that wasn't the end of this strange incident. As soon as my fanner was feeling better he came nnd stuck out his hand. We shook, and from that moment he not only was my friend but was an ideal student. The r of the boys fell in line and we f came real pals. 1 joined in village pool-room occasionally to shoot a game with some of them. Thus we made enduring friend- ed mayor; Albert Ridings, police judge; Leon Smith, city attorney; Ira Gray Jr., city clerk; Cecil Branson, treasurer; Tom Tinker. Jimmy Porsythe, Robert Jontz, Harold N. Rosenthal, Joe McHsiney and Roland Bishop, aldermen. Bill Turner will serve as chief of police and J. B. Husband as fire chief. T moved on to other activities at the, end of the school year, and a new principal took over. He was a skinny, .- cadaverous individual with a chip on his shoulder. He had heard of the school's one-time bad reputation and so on the.open- | ing day he took time by the fore- i lock. He addressed the school: Marcus Evrard has returned from j a business trip to Alexandria, La. Mrs. Gordon Wright of Cnruth- ersville, Mo., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Acton and Mr. and | 1 A Stranger's Hand "I understand that some of you boys are tough. Let it be understood that I am boss here. I'll take no nonsense." With that he slammed his fist __ ...... ___ _ ............ Mrs. "(3rd Marshau'ror several 'days, i on hls <io;ik ' We "' nc lnsted lhree _____________ j weeks. The boys forthwith started He can lend a spade and then take to, take |»t-=l>ots at him with apple the heart finesse. Now when he leads a club West will trump. cores and what-not when his back was turned. Finally they organized Snydci show contributed this: almost liil by a car whicli tnrncff orl In cntitain four .lack Benny gasmen. Kciiir.nilirring my | Dick Powell was n guest on the goort hick uilh Hone's writers, 1 Bergen show and was' playing Ihe asked the Hennymni what lliry I rule of a private eye In his nar fnnslricml their bcsl recent .MR. ration. Dick said; "The blonde threw The boys <Sam Perrin, Milt Josef- her arms around my neck Tills berg, George Halzcr nnd Jack Tack-[came as a Via surprise to ine as aberry) put their collective tunny- she was standing 10 feet awiv it bones tog<-thcr and finally agreed Ihe time." " ' on the following: i WHO'S 1'UOMKl.SS? .lack was In England trying lo' Prom Hay Singer nnd Dick Chrv- c.xchange money with his hotel " lal - vll o write the Phil Harris clerk. "Donation or no dcnalion," Alice F'aye show: said the Ihrifty Bcmiy. "I want I Alice was laughing at Phil be more for my money." The clerk cause he wanted lo be an inventor ! rc l >lltrt: " c; « nhc.id and laiiah at mc " said -BcRgme your pardon, sir. hut Plill. "Penple always laimh at ce- lts hard to believe Hint yon a.xl nius. Thry laiip.hed';nl Edison 'Hiev the Marshall Plan come from the thought tic was cra/v They Ihouolu same country." , Kulton was crazy " They IhonHii GOOD 01,1) GItACIi: Marconi was crazy" lhou *"t ny the time I had written down! "Yrah." interrupted Franklc he jesl and said goortuy; it wns too ! Drmley. "they even llmuoht Ham late lo keep my dale nt Paramount. • Frnnikiw; w.is cr.i7,v." So I decided to drop in at Lucoys,' "Who was Sam Fromsiss?" nskcd where the stars and the gossip hatic Phil. ; out. But no sooner had I landed My undo." salil Frank McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William B. McKcnnrj America's Card Authority \yritlcn for NKr. Service Trumped Own Ace To Win Tins One Recently on my way lo Washington. D. C., I was silling in the dining car and as I paged through the menu I found today's hand. The author's name was not given, so I r-nnot give him credit for it. 1 have seen many bridge hands where the proper play is lo Irump your partner's ace Most, of these trick-type hands I have met before, but I must admit I have never seen this play before. The unusual feature o f this hand is that yon hrive to trump your own ace. and you have to do It on the very first piay. If yon do not. you just cannot make your contract. However, if declarer trumps hisja grand finale, ace o: diamonds in dvnimy at trick They broke up all the fun one, he can lead the five of hearts i and threw it out the windows.' rniture When had holds he can go over to the ace of ] folded his lent and slipped away, spades in dummy and lead the] Not long ago I visited lhat village e'.ght of hearts, Once again he can again, just tor old time's sake, aij* and finesse the ten-spot. When It I the riot was over the teacher hi over to the ace of! folded his lent and slipped away. play • the ace of hearUs and pick up East's king. In this way declarer will lose only one spade and one club trick, making five-odd. learned that some of those loul, , lads became fine men and have gone far in success. Thus cndelh on a happy note another Saturday reminiscence. . WAS crazy." From Norman Paul of Jimmy safely on Ihe opposite side of Ihe street than I collided with a lad „„ named Paul Hennlns, who writes Diiranlc's writing staff- the B.irns and Allen show. Durante WBS d-scribi'i." th- I asked 1'anl at-niit his hrM rr- ' mil «as. He satil Ihc bijsesl laugh •a that program ntver lot on Uie lie » A QJ 104 • A AJ7652 Lesson Hand—N-S vul. SontK West N'orfh K«i IV < * J W 5 » Pass Pass 5 V Double Opening—» K 13 National Flag Answer to Previous Puzil* HORIZONTAL 2 Epic 1 Depicted is the 3 Anger flag ot 6 This country is on the ocean . 13 Garden dormouse 14 Stir 15 Ex 1st '16 Enciphered 18 Paving substance 19 Month (ab.) 20 Dance steps 4 Behold! 5 Engrave 6 Cushion* 7 Eras 8 Killer (comb, form) 9 That thing 10 Obese 11 Slanted type 26 Electrified 12 Firm ointment molecule 17 On account 33Cnlm (ab.) 20 Heeled over 3J Click beetle 36 Sartor East and West did some nice bidding lo try to keep north from DiciiUng five hearts. However, East probably made a mistaKc in doubling, as otherwise declarer might have become a little careless in the play. Yon can Fc ' when \V-!t np-'is with „. ............. ............. . .. ...... -brilies .11 llic op-mnf: of Ihe opera (.he klnx of diamonds, declarer can ' " s « HOLLYWOOD Paje i • with acc - but lf | he can only get Into dummy once, 22 Note ot scale 2' '^ capital is 37 Commands 23 Italian city 25 Mine entrance •27 Cicalrlx, 28 Precise 29 Compass point 30Township(ab.) 31 Pronoun 32 Butterfly •33 Observed 35 Singing voice .38 Otherwise 39 Equipment 40 Sun god 41 Skin (comb, form) 47 Hypothetical structural unit 48 Greek letter 50 Lariat 51 Mall beverage 52 Sea nymphs 54 Report 56 Stoats 57 Former Russian rulers VERTICAL I'_ .iler.s securely 41 Church servict 45 Near 4 6 Pastry •19 Upper limb 51 Wine vessel 53Easl Indies fab.) 55 We

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