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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 6, 1950
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PAGE SIX BI,YTHEVTU,K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives Wallace. Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1(17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. • By mall, within a radius of 50 miles 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations A false balance is abomination to th« Lord: but & just welftht is his deUfht.—Proverbs 11:1. • * * For all that faire Is, is by nature good; That Is a stgne to know the gentle blood. —Edmund Spenser. Barbs The New York safety director predicts 300,000 Americans will be killed in auto accidents In the next 10 years. How easily we can make him ail wrong! * . * * When little kids are running around the house the best thing to try on your piano Is scratch remover and polish. * + * The correct use of lay or lie worries a farmer every time one of his hens cackles. * * * Love makes the world fo 'round—lo real estate off toe* and furniture stores. '.-'•• * * * When you get too familiar on short notice you're likely not to be noticed for very long. Max B. Reid Defends City's Grid ^Reputation Commendations are due Blytheville attorney and School Board President Max B. Reid for rolling up his sleeves and swinging hard in reply to an unprovoked attack on this city's high school football team by a Little Rock sports writer.' The Little Rock writer said flatly that Blytheville High School suffered a suspension, game forfeitures and a reprimand by the Arkansas Athletic Association. This, as Mr. Reid in a letter to the Little Rock schools and the sports writer points out, is libel. The school forfeited two games in 1948 because of an obscure ^technicality. The Arkansas Athletic Association made it plain that it was not censuring the school in ruling the forfeitures. There have been no suspensions or reprimands and Blytheville is still pressing for further AAA investigation into an obviously unfounded charge by a schoolboy in some other part of the state. Mr. Reid, in his letter, reflects the sentiments of this newspaper when he »says "the hue and cry against Blytheville has- degenerated into a disgusting witch hunt" and "we get tired of all this preaching of (state) unity when scliooi authorities . . . conspire to wreck our schedule and then follow that with baseless insults." Background of tliis fractured relationship between Blytheville and Arkansas' Big Six (or self-styled Big Time) schools is this year's football schedule boycott by the latter of Blytheville. None, it seems, wanted to suppy the reputations of their schools or the hands of their players by scheduling unholy Blytheville. Closer to the truth is that the athletic departments can't stand the pressure nicy know will be on them when they face Blyiheville football teams, which, at least one year in four, are capable of beating one if not all the Big Sixers. It's thai one loss in four they can't take. Although Mr. Reid pulled no punches, he was too much ot a gentleman to bring to the attention ot Little Kock sports fans the t'acl that that city's .earns have not always represented them in keeping with the reputation they hold up as a sparkling example for all the • state. Neither doos this newspaper care ! to point out these errors in conduct and \ judgment, for we can not see that any good purpose could be served by baring these facts. This paper docs not relish the prospects of a standing feud between Little Rock and Blyiheville. However it can't stand by and by its silence condone the type of careless and negligent journalism which resulted in pulkation of the attack on our school. Neither can we see efforts like Mr. Reid's go with• out complimentary comment. Quick Change Artists Korean war correspondents say one of the mysteries of the fighting at this stage is what has become of the substantial North Korean forces which a few weeks ago were pressing hard against the Allied bridgehead in the Pusan sector. Some of these units, evidently, have fought northward in bitter rear-guard actions. But others seem to have van- 'ished into thin air. It's very likely thousands of South Koreans conscripted against their will were among these units, and they may <'have simply abandoned their weapons and uniforms to melt into the civilian population. Knowing the general atctics of the North Koreans, we can expect that many of them may try the' same way of bowing out. We should be on guard for a.boost in the South Korean civilian population to a new record high. Being a South Korean is going to be an increasingly popular status in the days ahead. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1950 Views ot Others Gifford to London Any number of first reactions will doubtlessly occur lo those hearing the news that President Truman has selected wnlstcr S. Gilford, longtime president and until recently chairman ol the board of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company as the new ambassador to London. As far as we are concerned, we Icel the President has chosen wisely. For Mr. oifford is a man of proven ability not only in his own business, in which he hns worked ever since his graduation from college, but also In government business, where he has served on numerous boards and commissions over many years. There can be no question ot his Dresllge, Moreover, as a Republican he should be useful In furthering bipartisan co-operation on -foreign policy., Although active In his own political party, he has repeatedly proven his eagerness to devote his energies to the public service. Mr. Truman probably will not be ahle to avoid the quips of the facetious who may be expected to remark that once more the President—to find someone outside his own special coterie to appoint to a. big job—has had to resort to a Republican. It Is also fortunate, it seems to us, that the President has followed the practice of selecting for this diplomatic assignment a man who has had no direct connection with the state department. The fact that he Is not a career foreign service man is H recommendation In his favor for the London post. Whether—in the land of nationalized Industry—this top industrialist from United States capitalism will be able to feel at home is debatable. But we are sure that the state-operated communications system of Great Britain will now h»v« at hand a top; expert to observe it. —NEW ORLEANS'TIMES PICAYUNE Which Course? Borne Republican senators want to know whether the United States, under the Truman administration, Is carrying on a police action In Korea or preparing for all-out war, or for a course in betwe'en. The people of the United States want to know whether some Republican senators are carrying on political guerilla warfare or preparing for all-out war against the Truman administration with the present grave emergency as the occasion, or will just wobble between the two. — ARKANSAS GAZETTE So They Say One great thing about a democracy Is that the leaders can learn from the people.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. v * « Pearl Harbor and Soutii Korea prove how wrong an isolationist with a big voice can be. —Rep. Stephen M. Young (D., Ohio). * * * This is a free country, and if I can't get satisfaction in the courts, I'll lock up this house, furniture and fill, and buy me two tents. And I'll move into the wide open spaces where nobody can tell my kids they can't have ponies, —Oi-cn Hester, Alabama father who went to jail rather than have his children give up their ponies. • » « Most Americans see no reason for alcoholic beverages lo be given our soldiers, and there are a great many reasons why any and all drinking in the military services should be outlawed —Mrs. D. Leigh Colvin, president of the WCTU. • * • I'm a good cowboy who doesn't kiss girls. thcugli, while I'm singing. I hug my horse instead of her. She kisses me, though, but I say, "You shouldn'ta done it."—Maxie Rosenbloom. ex-fighter turned western actor. * * * It Is certainly not true that we have written off Asia. We do not think any part of it is lost We still believe that the Chinese are going lo be Chinese before they are going ta be Ists.—Dean Achcson, secretary of 'State. * * * It's noi a question of free beer. It's a matter of life nnd death. ; . . That Korean water Is deadlier than bullets. . . . Somebody hers doesn't have sense enough to stand behind the boys and furnish them a healthy food drink—Rep. John l>lngell (D., Michigan). A Brake Peter fdson's Washington Column — Mary's Lamb Should Be Twins To Lick World Wool Shot WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The prrspect is that a S10 pair of pants — men's pante. that is— which now costs $18 may soon cost up to 430. Translating this Into suits of prewnr This whole bus- Is due to sharp Increases in Peter Edson n,e price o( raw wool. Last January, the best grade of scoured wool sold, on the Boston market for $1.58 a pound. At a recent open market wool auction in London, the price soared to nearly $3 a pound on sotne of the finer lots. All this is having Its effect not only on the cost of living, but on the cost of the war. If increasingly large armies have to be winter- uniformed in $3 a pound wool, it runs into money. There are about five pounds of raw wool in a uniform and another five pounds in an overcoat, to say nothing of the blankets. At the end ot the last war'there were about three billion pounds of wool In stockpile reserve. The wool tage allocators. But all such price-fixing moves will be fought by the Australians, who are the principal wool - - ............. .,..u on- lilt l/l lllulLJitl WUO ''°""l' ha . a L n ° r r?'. rat ?5 producers. They are more than rnk- of consumption. If would take 13! ing in the dough In the presen years (o get rid of this surplus, market auctions. Wool growers cut down on production and sheep herds were reduced. Reserve Melted Quickly So great was the pent-up demand for wool clothing, however, that this big surplus was used up In less than five years. With production at new low levels, along catne new war scares, increasing the demand. That's what shot up the price. The $17 billion supplemental defense appropriation bill just passed by Congress contained one provision ordering the government to stockpile 100 million pounds of the three best grades of raw wool. If somebody had been far-sighted have ordered that a year ago. a mint of money might have been saved. So acute Is the world wool supply stuatlon, an International wool study group Is meeting In London early In October. The 20 principal wool-using and producing countries will be represented. An effort will be made to allocate available supplies at prices agreed on by the it free Middle-of-Road Plan For Peace Foredoomed Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROV, D.D. "If any man have not the spirit f Christ, he is none of His." That is the clear, explicit statement, as revealed in Romans 8:9, of what it means to be > Christian. But what is the spirit oj Christ? And what does it mean to have? The spirit of any man Is evidenced In his life and character and in his words and deeds, 'nils was true of the Christ, It is in Jesus of Nazareth, in all that He said and did. in all the records of that wonderful life that we must know and understand the sDlrit of Christ. We see that spirit revealed In what Jesus repeatedly said concerning Himself., His mission and His purpose. That Is the very essence of a true Christian—lo have a mission and purpose. A Christian Is not a drifter, living haphazardly from day to day. In the Lord's prayer he prays for daily bread, and that daily bread Is for the sustenance of a well- directed life, devoted to the will of God, to be done in earth as in heaven. It was that will of the Falher that the spirit of Christ, the mission, and purpose of Jesus. - neWITT MatKKNZie AP Furrljrn Affilrj Analyst Efforts of middle-of-the-road U.N. members, headed by India t n reconcile Ihe divergent Korean peace plans of Russia and the Western powers, were foredoomed to fail. There Is no common ground upon which (he Communist and tb« democratic blocs can meet wheX? Ideological matters are Involved They are so diametrically oppos-ii that any attempt to bridge the differences l.i like trying to carry water on both shoulders. The Western program, supporter! by a majority of U.N. members, call. ed for the complete defeat of th e North Koreans, who have been condemned as aggressors by the peace organization. The Soviet demanded Immediate cessation of hostilities and complele withdrawal of U.N troops—a plan 'which would save the North Koreans from complete disaster. The Indian bloc would order cease-fire but wouldn't withdraw Tj.N. troops Immediately — t gesture to both sides. "No Compromise" The position wi-s imuossible. Mr Vishinsky himself told newspaper men that (here was no chance of compromise between the Soviet and the majority plans. The Indian delegation natural!; has been following directions from Prime Minister Nehru In tfew Delhi. In view of this It Is noteworthy L3tui> JAI1U pUr[JO5e 01 JCSllS CCll- nu:> it *3 IIUICWU1 II IJ lered. He came to give life and' " ncl hlm raakin B a major pro- tn ,. D a.**., Ullu nnll>lr>n™«.,l ,: ,r . to give It more abundantly. He to seek and to save the lost. He came to bear witness unto (ruth to proclaim the truth that would' set men free. Moliness, honesty, truth, love As for increasing production, that takes time, and Mother Nature can't be hurried. Or maybe she can. Experiments are now being made by Armour and Company to increase lamb production. Using hormones, the aim is to make ewes produce two lambs a year, in place of the usual one. But this experiment ts not far enough along to tell how successful it will be. Main reliance on making available wool supplies cover as many backs as possible is being placed on still greater use of synthetic fibers for blending with wool to make suit- ings. Use of these blends—principally rayon, with some nylon—has . been the principal factor in keeping declan down the price of clothing In the! was d past year. About half of the summer suit- ings—tropical worsted and the like —were made of these blends. Wool content of these suits was reduced from five pounds to three. For next summer, worsted nylon blends may Se« KOSON on rare 12 and grace—Ihese a re the marks of the spirit of Christ. For the true Christian they are elaborated and listed as the fruits of the Spirit in Oaiatlans 5:22, "The fruit of the Spirit Is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness. goodness faith, meekness, temperance: a-' gainst such there Is no law." We are in ? _ world war- suspicions, jealousies, hatreds arc rifo, not only in Individuals, but in organizations and nations. Crime and violence, drunkness and debauchery, are In almost every community. The law that is, or ought to be, against these things is powerless In some of our largest, and what ought to be our finest and most progressive, cities of,tcn because of the corruption and dishonesty of the very officials who have sworn .to enforce the law. We are living In a complex confused, difficult, and in many respects a corrupt time. But the fruits of the spirit, the qualities of the true Christian, are essential to good living, safety, happiness, and true prosperity in society. There is no true way of life but God's way, made manifest in the life and spirit of the Christ'. The greatest need of the world, as it has ever been. Is for true Christians, who will follow that way, and live in that spirit. IN HOLLYWOOD By EltSKINK JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEAj — Behind the Screen: Sam Goldwyn's efforts to cut down the gloom in "Edge of Dooin" had Dana Andrews working in added scenes for the picture a month after it opened in N'cw York. "It was (he firsl ttnic I ever starred In a utelurc -chile H "as playing on Broadway," Dana chuckled on the set of his lalrsl, "The Gaunt Woman." He plays a Gloucester sea captain in this one—the year' prize bit of type casting. Dana navigates his own big schooner, lately with a $750 direction-finder given lo him by Howard Hughes. He's an exception to the "I've never talked lo Howard Hughes" club. "We discussed the picture one morning at 3 o'clock in his hotel room," Dana said. Maybe he found Howard with that direction-finder. Sonja Hcnie will do a Charleston solo on ice \\-hen her winter tour starts in Milwaukee Nov. 13. . . . Maria Montcz and Turhan Bey have teamed up for a movie in Munich to lie called "Earth of Love." That Nelson Eddy baritone shaking the windows in the Alexis Smith-Craig Stevens manse belongs lo Craig. He's making a bid as a celluloid warbler . . . Rudy Valtce's television film company has closed Its doors for good. The crooner is reported to have lost S500.0CO . . . There's already talk or a squcl lo "Bedtime for Bonzo." But rm betting lion- aid liftman and Diana Lynn won't be In [ho cast. Doiizo, the chimp. has slolnn so many scenes both star.s ar screaming. I'cRiry \Yooil, TV's "Mama," s-nys she visited a fnnlrd star's home, ailmirc-d her furniture anil asked wliat iirrind it was. "My first marriage," replied the sl:ir. Add problems of film shooting in Italy. Iiicim-d Greene, who made " in The Shadow of the Ea^le" Venice and Uome, lold me: "One scene called for 50 Italian horsemen to gallop away inlo the who Just launched his new "Honest Harold "show for the airwaves, says: "Radio ptnple have been refusing studio contracts for the past five years because of this TV thinj. I've turned down six pictures myself. 1 don't btlomr to anybody but me, and (Hal's (he nay I Irani it .Television I* too important. I'll be In It within three months." Bill Lundigan's kept it mum until now. but just before his big movie break in "pinky" he was ready to bolt Hollywood for a radio or stage career. He Isn't summing up his long employment in B epics as wasted motion, though. "It's the greatest way in the world lo learn your business." he told me on the set of "The House on Telegraph Hill." "f did two-day bits, one-hour bits, leads, heavies, everything. I made some of those babies in six days. It's Darryl Zanuck who busted the legend that an aclor In B pictures can never hope to get into the A class. He saw my test for 'Pinky' and took a gamble." Bill's right up there with Joel McCrca and Dennis O'Keefe in Hollywood's new cycle of films about two-fisted ministers. He plays a circuit-riding preacher In "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain." Musical for Moore There's ft big film musical tuning up for Constance Moore, who is proving at the Coconut Grove that she has been overlooked by Hollywood In (he song department. . . . "The Story of Will Rogers" Is closer to the shooting stage than Warners is admitting . . . paramount Is measuring radio comic Steve Allen for stardom size. Steve's favorite radio guest is Gloria Swanson, who gave him the sultry siren routine. "She's a little like that, anyhow," he blushes. "She talks a good game." Another O'Brien to Garner movie moppet honors? There's a dim career In the offing for Maggie O'Brien. 3-year-old sprig of Margaret .O'Brien's Aunt Marlssa. • * . » T!i»ic> a deal on the fire for an .. . " '• " — j ----- •••" • .11- ii.-.- A utui un iiie iiic lor aii distance, ^ubody could find thorn i Eddie O'Brien-Olga San Juan co- i>» ,1 ^'"V! 1 s!lot ' ' riley vvcre ln ! s "«-er. They've just moved into " the next villm-c having beer." TV Srares 'Km The no-television clause In movie . just a new home and have dubbed It 'San Juan Hill." . Geojge Raft and Julie Wilson, the cafe Warbler, contract.'! is keeping radio nclovs out 1 ha ve pickr-d tin Ihcir oi camen range. Radio's Hal Peary, | Sec HOU.YYVOOU Ta > JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Declarer's Logic Does Him Dirt Longfellow once described a certain little girl as follows, "When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid." The same might apply to expert contract players. When they are good they are very, very good, but when they are bad, WOW! Take a look at today's hand. North and South have si* spade tricks, five diamond tricks and the other two aces. A total of 13 as can be plainly seen. In a recent Important team of four match both sides got to a final contract of six diamonds on identical bidding. The deuce of dia- spades toward dummy. So far his play duplicated that of the other rer hut his play from dummy different. The other declarer simply played the king of spades and when East followed, spread Vs hand. This unfortunate player made the brilliant (?) play of the ten of spades. East won the trick with the jack and was not too surprised to lead back the nine of the same suit. Declarer was forced to ruff high and therefore was left with four spade tricks only. He still had the heart finesse as a last resort, but when that lost he was down one. (DEAL El) « * AK1063I 1 F54 « A6S * 74 486 VK 108S • 972 + K742 W E * J95 V -J972 # 83 + Q953 » AQ3 4KQJ104 4 t A J 10 Neither vul. North it 4 • 4* Pass KM* South West Pass 3 » Pass Pass 4 * Pass Pass 4 V p,s s Pass 6 » Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2 monds was opened at bolh tables and one declarer proceeded lo make all the tricks, just like almost any other player would. The other declarer was more resourceful and actually worked out a fairly logical play which resulted In his making 11 tricks only and being down one. I say fairly logical, because his play was riot the best. However, here Ls his play and his reasoning. He won the opening lead with the klnjt of diamonds, cashed the preen r>f diamonds and the queen ot spades and led the eight of Korean war cont mighty conflict." nouncement regarding Korea In • speech Tuesday at the meeting of the Institute of Pacific Relations in Uicknow. And this takes on special significance in view of the fact that he seems to have been adopting the role of Asiatic leadership in recent months. Mr. Nehru declared In his addrew that the ~ "seeds of warned military Tearters not to carry It too far. That, seems to fit the stand taken by the Indian delegation in the U.N. "Mlddle-of-Roaders" Thus the question natural!-,- arises whether a middle-of-the-road course will represent Mr. Nehru's attitude towards communism in Asia as a whole. That's a mighty . important question if he is in reality headed for leadership of that vast theatre to which the major weight of the offensive for the spread ot communism Is now being transferred. The prime minister was a close observer of the world's greatest experiment in trying to mix communism with any other ideology He saw disastrous failure of the attempt to force a coalition of Communism with the Nationalist] re- Elme In neighboring China. I The result In China was what It has been In numerous other cases, "he Communists ultimately moved In and took' over altogether. Prime Minister Nehru's position as head of a nation of 300000000 In the heart of the Asiatic theatm. Is both difficult and dangerous, if' will become doubly difficult If he Ij adviser to sister nations. He probably will find that a middle-of-the-road program—If that ij what he tries to follow—will no more serve his purpose than It did that of Nationalist China. 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. E. B. Woodson was a guest yesterday when Mrs. Carroll Blakmore had members of the Thursday Contract Club at her home. High score award went to Mrs. R. L. Bradley, who received lingerie nnd Mrs. Woodson was presented K West held all the remaining spades and East the remaining trump, it could only lose to the exact combination of cards in the hand. Namely, both remaining spades in the East hand and the king of hearts In the West. However this combination was slightly more likely than the one that would have resulted In the play being correct so this declarer had gone way out of his way to lose his contract. Club. Mrs. w. I. Denton entertained the members last night. Mrs. George Pollock, Jr., was a guest, Halloween tallies and decorations were used. Mrs. Meyer Graber had Mrs. Riley B. Jones and Mrs. Dixie Crawford as guests yesterday when she was hostess lo members of the Contract. Eight Bridge Club. Mrs. Edv»l Robinson was 'high scorer amff club members, and Mrs. Jones ceived a gift for high guost. 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