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PAGE FOUS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. U. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL. D HUUAN, Advertising Uuuger BoU National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. . Entered as second class matter at the post- effic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Cen- tres*. October i. 1917. Member of The Associated Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevllte or anj suburban town where carrier service a maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per year, 12.00 for si* months, $1.00 for three months; bjr mail outside 50 mile zone, (10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations Then BUT than from the heavens (heir prayer aad their supplication, and maintain their cause. —II Chronkles C:Z5. • • • War! war! warl Heaven aid the rightl God move the hero's arm in the fearful fight! God send the women sleep in the long, long night, When the breasts on whose strength they leaned shall heave no more. ' 'E. C. Stcdman. Barbs The trouble with most Inventions to end war is that they shoot In any direction you point them. * * •• m Stiff 'collars are willed by men who laugh at the fooJish clothes women wear. v * • Turning up your sleeves at work and turning up your nose may mean the difference between success and failure. « * * A hii-ftkip driver In Indiana was .shot in the tof. In most case* they're only hair shot. * * • The University of Chicago is going to leach how to live happily 100 years. Leaving only the problem ol how to live those 100 years. Stronger UN Isn't Possible Unless Reds Co-operate President Truman has been asked by 150 distinguished Americans to help strengthen the United Natioiis'so it can bring the world arms race lo a hall. In a letter to the President, these citizens • pointed out that, 22 U. S. senators and 104 representatives favor a Congressional resolution to give the UN more power. This idea of meeting the problems • of peace and war by increasing international authority has captured the imagination of many earnest people in and out of Washington. Proposals range all the way from moderate changes in the UN to sweeping world government. We certainly must applaud the aims of these people. Plainly they are deeply concerned that peace be preserved, and they are willing to expend their own effort to that end. But almost without exception their proposals suffer one major weakness: A stronger UN or a world government is not possible without the co-opcralion and support of the Soviet Union. For surely no sensible proponent ot these plans believes Ihe cause of peace would be well served by leaving litissia out of tne key world urgiiiiizuiiun. \et any realistic appraisal iniiue- dialeiy throws grave duuot on ihe ciiun- cus 01 drawing uussia mlo an arrangement, thai WOUKI meun less iiiuionul power and more world authority, bxpurts on me Ui\ ollen put it this way: If we could gel tne Kind ol agreement with liussia we need lor such a plan, we could find Ihe necessary accord lo make the existing UN workable. In other words, there's nolhing so drastically wrong with the presenl setup that couldn't be largely cured by understanding between Kussia and the other great powers. No world council, no agency for peace can be successful unless there is basic co-operation among all the powerful nations. No one sitting in on the UN's founding at San Francisco would have pretended for a moment that the UN they were creating would work with the great powers at swords' iwints. It may well be that the UN could be more strongly organized. But obviously that change is a secondary step, not a primary one. The first order of business is to find a ground for better understanding among all the big nations. Only when that is achieved will Kussia—and the others, too, for that matter—be willing to yield national sovereignty to a higher world order. They can't be compelled to do this; they mu»t want to do it BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Family Affair Henry Luce, magazine editor, has refused a Republican bid to run for the Senate in Connecticut. He took some samplings of the trend in that state, and presumably didn't like what he found. Connecticut's Republican leaders are, \ however, undaunted. With bold imagination and rare economy of effort, they have found their next prospect without even leaving Ihe editor's household. They have offered the nomination to JJrs. Luce. Never was so little energy expended in offering so much to so few. Views of Others Power Is a Strong Intoxicant Woodrow Wilson once said he had never known • man so good that he would trust his liberties to him. The great Democratic President knew history; and, because he did, lie knew the effect power has on men—how it goes to their Ucads like strong drink, and will sooner or later corrupt the best of them into a superior impatience with criticism. Beyond that stage looms dictatorship. Something of this evil effect ol power seems already to be showing in Brltalns socialist regime. Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of the exchequer, and a man of gentle breeding, snapped "Oh shut up," at a woman In a London audience when she joined others in questioning him. And when he said controls were necessary, and there were shouts of "Dictatorship." sir Statlord said: '-We shall get on much better if these stupid and Ignorant people do not talk so much.•We've, had in our own country symptoms of that same "big I" feeling which power works In men. You may recall that a shining light ol the New Deal said, when told that the people didn't understand some of the things being done, '•They're just too dumb to know." • Let authority grow, and finally it will enslave you. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT AFL and Franco The American Federation of Labor is entitled to iti-opinion, of course, and It's an opinion based on good intent. But It also may be an ignorant opinion. The AFL demands that the United States not recognize Franco Spain. One of Us'reasons Is that recognition would be seized upon by dictators in Latin America as an encouragement. On the contrary, a compelling and realistic reason for recognition of Franco Is United States relationships with Latin-American neighbors. Most' of them are of Spanish descent. How can we pursue a Good Neighbor policy on the one hand —then snub the mother country ol the good neighbor? —DALLAS MORNING NEWS 254,000 Temporary Homes A repricverfpV. 254,000 units of federal temporary housing,. destined under present law to be lorn clown at the end of this year, should be granted by Congress. Representative Hays ol Arkansas, who proposes it. says most of the unltji are occupied. With housing as scarce and-wiicre decontrollcd-as high as it is now, It would be inhumane to dispossess the occupants ol ihe« structures. Housing of temporary construction may become slum-like unless it is lorn down In time. It is true. But a temporary house would rmve to deteriorate pretty far before it became worse tnan no house at all. It is better, too, than housing at rentals that strip the family, depriving It ol other essentials in food, clothing or health care. The temporary houses should stand until their occupants can get permanent housing. Continuing need for them so long after the end or the war is good reason, meanwhile, for getting along with the housing programs. -ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Soy You can see tensing up all over Europe, but particularly in Poland and Czechoslovakia. No doubt the Russians are trying to put the heat on -John Jay McCIoy, U. S. High Commissioner for Germany. • « • I Rant Joe Stalin to know that if He starts something at J o'clock In the morning, ihe lighting power and strength of America will be on the job at 5 o'clock in the morning.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. « » . The President's decision has placed us on * knifc-ecige of history. WUh almost equal ea.se. we could fall either into mass destruction or Into a condition of active peace instead of our present condition of Inactive war.—Rep. Henry M. Jackson (U) Washington, on development ol K- botnb. • ' » • Experience In modern world affairs has shown that « strong, virile industry is indispensable to national survival, and national survival Is Items number one In the boolc of security.—Benjamin f'airlcss, president, U. S. Steel. • • • The Chinese Communists face a major economic crisis in Shantung Province, which has « population of 38,000,000 Economic conditions there are the worst In history.—Carl o. Hawthorne, former U. S. consul, Tslngtao, China. • • '• .; !...believe that preponderant members In ail services appreciate the need for unification; and, in actuality, unification is an accomplished fact loday in many areas of activity.—Defense Secre- Ury LouU SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1950 The Cold War on the Home Front THIS IS you SHOULD HAVE TH&OWA/AT H/M W THE PIZST PLAC£. f PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Ho Chi Minh, Head of New Into-China Regime, Is Scholarly Revolutionist WASHINGTON —fNEAl— Amcr- enjan officials who have come in contact with Ho Chi Minh—just r.-cognized by Ri'ssla nn,I Communist Cl.lnn ns head of Hie Viet Nnm (Indo China) Democratic Repuhlic — rale him ns '.vise, shrewd and lougn. The whole struggle against world communism now seems centered about this little-known Oriental revolutionist. He is ralcd as a scholar and philosopher, though his education Is Indefinite. He speaks French, English, Ri'ssian, Chinese and a number of the langi's^es and dialects 01 li do China and Maltiya. He Is a Moscow-trained professional revolutionist who has operated all Ihiough Southeast Asia, from Siam to China. He has h'cn Jailed by the British <in<i Chinese His courage is considerable. The French thought they had him surrounded in a foi'r-blbck nrcn in Ha"ol a yea i or so ago. They threw a cordon nriund the area and thought he could not escape. Hn shaved <^ff his chin whiskers, dress- c,l as n collie and pullcti a ricksha bcamig two fat women right throi.gh the French troops. From Ihe best Intelligence reports available. Ho Cai Minh is not his real name. He was born as Nguyen Tat Thanh in a village near Vinh. French Indo China, in I8!>2 or 1814. He was Ihc son of a scllriot teacher and a rebel against the French. His risl"r and brother v.nro both ja'icd by the French colonial au nnriii'is, Sent In China by Moscow In 1023 he was sent ns a French Colonial delegate to an International Farmers' Conference in Moscow. Two years later, \mder thr name of Song Mon Cho he was sent by Moscow to Canton, China, as inter! rcter for the Russian agents Gallon ant] Borodin. At this time Chiang Kai-shek's Kllomlntang was in close alliance with Moscow. Ho lived nl the Soviet Embassy, sometimes using the name of Ly Thuy. He recruited Indo-Chinese for a new nationalist, society known as Thartn Mien, and saw that they were trained In military and revolutionary tactics at the Whampoa school And he sent a lieutenant, Le Hong Phong, to Moscow for higher training as his successor. Then in I!)27 the Kuomlntang broke with the Russians and Hn nndc lus way back to Moscow. Next year he was sent (o Slam, where he had considerable success in organizing the Annamese colony of pome 30.000 for revolutionary activity. He went to Hong Kong and in IDiO organized the first openly avowed Indo-Chinese Communist party. He eol small subsidies from Moscow, believed to have been about 5000 francs a month. But It was enough to organize revolvlion. The French were able lo put down the uprising, with considerable hloocl- ; shed. But Ho's activities came to the attention of the British. In Jm.e. 1031, they put him in Hong Kong prison for a two-year stay. Indicated In Brewing Unrest From his release in io:w until 1340. Hr> kept up his revolutionary organization, working from lloni Kong. Canton and Macao. For the first tt'r-c years'he directed a fi<;hl agninst French 'mrierialifni. Then, when there %vns a pomilar front government In France, he changed tactics and co-operated with the col- oniai government for reform. In May. 1941, Ho changed his Communlsl p arty organization in- U--trie, Viet Minh—the League for Independence of Viet Nam. At first the Chinese supported him. believing he was ready to fight the Japs Then the Chinese grew suspicious and jailed him for 18 months. The Cninese proclaimed a new Republic of Viet Nam under Trong Boi Cong. But when Ho was released from prison he became a member of the cabinet. Ho broke with this movement In 1944. however, and with 100 guerrilla followers returned to Northern Inda-China. He made several trips back to China,-and on one of [hem pfrsuaried American Office of Strategic Service agents to drop arms to nif forces. Instead of using these arms to fight Japs, Ho saved them to fight the French. And when the Japanese finally left the country at the end of the war, Ho was able to get their arms, too. Some 10.000 Jap deserters also joined his forces, giv- ir.g him a hard corps of fighters. Ho seized control of the radio, and so gained control of the country before the French forces could come back. So the French recognized him. From March to December. 1945. Ho was in Paris. The French coalition government at that time included the Communists, and Ho made many agreements with the French. But Ihc Kremlin apparently told him,that they dirt not want stability. When Ho returned to Indo-China, one of his first deeds was to order the massacre of several thousand Europeans. He has been in revolt against the French ever since. IN HOLLYWOOD By Krskine Johnson XEA Staff t'nrrrsp^nrirn HOLLYWOOD — <NEA) — Jnn Sterling soared to success with a baby blonde face, more curves than a coastline, and a .surprised stare. The surprised stare in her pale blue eyes was part of a charact^ri- zaticm but It might Just as well have been caused by what's hnppciml to her since she ditched New York society for show business. There was the time Carson Kanin picked her for the .stage lend in "Born Yestetlay' 1 with the comnii-nt: "She has the dumbest fnce I've eved seen." And there was alt the recent Hollywood hullabaloo about her starring In the film version of "Born Ycilenlay." Jan got her first big break in the olc of BilHe Dwan .played it fi.^t hi Chicago and Jalcd replaced Judy Holliday on Broadway. She was screen-lcstrrf, optinnrrt unrl rumored for the part. Rut at thr last moment Judy was sipncd • nd Jan wa,i Mi with f(CK on her fact. It would have been a iHscotir- »Rinj>; blow (o a Irss sensible girl but Jan INasn'l born yesterday, She told me: r "It really was Judy's part. She created it and I knew (he -studio wanted her. T always thought it was a long gamble as far ns l was concerned. Frankly, If some other actress had been chosen I would have been terribly disappointed. But Judy rte.served it." RR1GHT PROSPECTS All the furore helped Jan's future. Several months ftgo .she Appeared with Alan Ladd in "United Statc-s Mail." She player! B gangster's ea-ry-going gal with a high-pitched voice that sent delightful shivers •pinewtrd. Preview audience* whist- led their approval. When Cclutnbta studio cast Judy in "Born Yesterday" Jan was a^ain free. Several studies waved contracts She signed with Paramount ;,nd was promptly given an important, vole in "Union Station" \vilh William Ko'dcn. It's her first lonjvterm contract. She's dcUclilcd--"! kri'-\v something Sen HOI.l.VWOOn nn l»a R c 10 cards in today's hand, he shrugged his shoulders a little. Whitebrook get P. shrug of the shoulders from McKENNEY ON PPJDCE By William K. TMeKrnnry America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Points Total Up When Hands Fit The one great difference between | tournament, and rubber bridge is this: In tournament bridge if you lake an unusual chance that most players will not think of and it goes wrong you get a bad score: while In rubber bridge you take your chances acalnst the odds. That is. yon figure what you can make against what you might lose. The other night I was watching Charles Whitcbrook of New York, who became life master number' i 199 last year, play In a rubber [bridge game. Ills partner was Howard Schcnkcn. After today's hand was played. Whitcbrook explained, "I knew when Schenkcn doubled he had a very good hand. Even if things ; broke badly I stood to lose only a few hundred points, but It our hands happened to m. we were going to be as good as the people." Srhenken rarely comments about I any bid or play his partners make, I but when he put down the North Whitebmok 45 «S97653 +97654 Rubber—E-W vul Sooth Wert North ' Pass 1 4 Double S # Double Pass Opening—4 A Kast <'+ Pass 18 US*. Must Avoid Appeasement In Peace Actions: MacKenzie Th« DOCTOR SAYS People often wonder why three or four or even more children in one fai.iily tie all boys or all girls. Here is a question on that r.ubjecfc: Q—I h.ivc five children, all girls. What are the chances that the n«xt child would be a boy? P. R. w. A—About half of all children born are boys and about half are clrls. All of (h« rvMtnce which we hive Inrtiritr thai tbr an is drler- mmcd at the lime of fertilization. These two factors mean thai ihrrc is • 50'50 chance that the next child would he another cirl. The possibilities of having all hoys or all jsirls are interesting:. If tline are lliree children in the fam- Ik, Ihe chances are that (he.v will all h* of one sex in one family out of rifM. If there are nine children in a family, (here Is only one chance in 512 thai (he.r will all be of the same sex. The 54'54 sex ratio for each hirlh merely makes If necessary In calculate mathematically the cJirtnrrs for families of various sizes having chfliiren nil of one sex. * • * Q—Does a person with premature gray hair tend to develop grayness more rapidly during prermahcy and what pontcl be done for it? A—I have never heard of any scientific reason whv (he hair should grav more raniilly during Drrgnancv, and I doiib! lli.it it hannrrn often. Tl H does. I know «f nothing that can be done about It. Q—Is there a cure for bad treaih caused by food not digesting prop- c.rlv' ^—The most common causes for had breath *re conditions in the m ulh itself, such as nvorrhra or excessive smokmr. Some foods, sur-h as onions or garlic, produce an un- "V.isanl odor to the. breath because Ifiey are eliminated through thr lun-v This dors not mean, howi-ver. Dia' such foods are not digesting properly. * * • G>- Wliat I can't nndersland is why after eating I gel heart palpi- tju'ons. Mv heart has boon checked and I have been told It Is all right. . „ M °- A-tt is possible that you are mcr.-ly more conscious of your heart after eating. This hannens quite ofl.r particularly to nervous peo- plr. II is.also possible that you are seltinr "extra systoles." which »re extra beats of the heart. Many neo"le have these extra beats hut they do not ordinary* mean that heart disease or anything serious is present. * • • Q—I was told I have sciatic neuritis. I'm 30 years old. At times I can hnraly walk. Will you please tell ras it this is dangerous or not? A—A ncrvr runs down the back of the leg, c.illed Ihe sciatic nerve. A number of conditions can cause pain m (he area lo which this nerve runs, and this is called sciatica, Pure sciatic nrurifis is inflainma- IJOH of ihr nerve itself. This can come from a variety of causes which ha vi to be tracked down In each individual case. The condition is always painful and while not dan«er- ous tc life, it ran and often is crip- phru and distressing. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville *y DeWITT MvKENZlE That hardy perennial—the call for a meeting of Kussia, Britain in<j America In the interests of peace- Is again in bloom and Is being viewed with mixed cmotlon-s. | None other than Britain's wlrm- ton Churchill raked this question during a recent speech In I election campaign. He su?i Big Three meeting on the level'; to try for agdeemeiit"" o "n atomic control and a truce In th. east-west cold war. Hard hitting British Forehm Secretary Enrest Bevin promptly dubbed Churchill's proposal a political ''stunt,", and said agreement should be pudsued through the atomic committee of the United Nations. Apropos of Bevin's charge observers noted thai if Churchill's Conservative Party should be returned to power he would in natural cource be Prime Minister a?ain As head of government he would be in position to initiate such a padlev and this thought might attract votes now. Proposal Is niscussril However, others besides Churchill are advocating action Newsnaiiers on both sides of Ihc' Allon'tic are editorializing vigorously pro and con. President Truman at his news conference ycsteday threw cold water on the Idea of a Big Three meeting abroad. He reiterated that he doesn't intend to go outside the United states to meet with Stalin or any other chief of slate Replying to a question whether he thought the time had come to see Stalin, the Pesident said he did not. However, the President said he would be glad to see anyoneWlkho wants to come to WashingtoV'to consult him. He declared the American door Is always open to international negotiation for control of atomic ewapons and he hinted that | he still had In mind a possible • special peace mission to Russia at some future time. Acheson Rejects Appeal Only last week Secretary of State Acheson, In a sensational pronoun| cement of foreign policy, rejected all suggestions for new American peace appeals to Russia. Instead 'he based U. s. anti-Communist strategy squarely on * policy of power. Moscow has given no sign that it desires to call off Its cold war. On the contrary the evidence indicates that the Soviet Union L* going all out in its drive to spread Communism. And what else can we expect, with Russia holding her gains in I Eastern Europe and making sweep- 1 Ing advances in the Asiatic theater? Presumably Marshal Stalin would receive a peace mission courteously in Moscow and would enter discussions .with it. But there is no reason to'believe; that such a conference would achieve peace. On the contrary, many „„,„.„„ servers believe that Russia would interpret such a move by the Western powers as an act of appeasement. Any move which might be Interpreted as appeasement at this juncture might easily be disastrous. However, this fact shouldn't prevent our taking advantage of every legitimate opening to achieve peace. Americans in Moscow Organize Own 'Club' Mrs. Matt Monaghan entertained Moscow - <T> - Tlle A "l?lo- 12 guests with a bridge luncheon ! Amc '' c »» ralo »y »' l . hc Soviet Un°'"-"" yesterday at her home on West . ion has become a very self-contain- Walnut Street. High score prlze'was "I ""'^ " has lt ? °™. <* u<1 «iVs won by Mrs w J Polla d d 5cn ' JO '- doctois and dentist, movies, second hi»h by Mrs Harrv Kirbv i tlances ' rtancln S classes, priest and Mr. and Mrs." Joe Watson wili! prradher ' badmmtorl and tennis move next week to Newport, Ark., i ' ourts and now - lts own club » nd where they plan to make" their i bar ' home Tnc club was started by the en- Mr, and Mrs. R. J. Dodson and' !' sted n - rstmnel at tne United son. Joe Bob, and Miss Cliffie Webb Imvereturned from a visit in Sheffield and Florence. Ala., where they Stales Embassy, together with State Department clerks. It offers movies four five times a w cek, n bingo spent several days with refatives" of I P arly , 3t lcrlst , ollce a «'«<*. dancing Mr Dodson , to phonograph land sometimes a Mr. and Mrs. R, F : Kirshner and ! |"' e j''" ld > """ a b;lr seven daughter, Miss Nancy, are spending Ihe weekend in Memphis. ing Whllebrook his coulract of five diamonds doubled. week. -An average of 41 tons of steel is used In the construction of one mile of standard two-land concrete highway. Feathered Friend his opponents when he played the hand. The see of spades held Ihe first trick and when West continued with a spade, Whitebrook trumped it with the three of diamonds. The five of diamonds was led and when West played low he finessed the ten- spot. Easl won the trick with the ace. The Jack of hearts was returned, which dummy won with the ace. A heart was trumped by White- brook In order to get back Into his own hand. The four of clubs was led and the qviccn finessed. When the Jack dropped from the East hand, Whitc- brook led another heart and trumped It. He now led the Jack of diamonds. West covered with the queen and the trick was won in dummy with the king, which picked up all the outstanding trumps. The nine of hearts was trumped with the nine of diamonds. A small club was led and the ten-spot finessed. The ace, nine and seven of clubs won the last three tricks, giv- HOKIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted bird, the American 12 Merits 14 It belongs to the genus Spizella 15 Type measure 16 Releases drop by drop 13 Right side (ab.) 19 Stout cord 20 Encounter 22 Novel 23 Stitch 25 Spinning to; 26 Clamp 28 That thing 29 Symbol for sodium 30 Mother 31 Palm lily 32 Greek letter 34 Weight ot India 35 Self esteem 37 Ventilate M Iroquoiao Indian 41 Time gone by 43 Exclamation of surprise 45 Discourse 47 Symbol for calcium 49 Irish maid 51 Punitive 53 Seems 54 Painful VERTICAL 1 Golf mound 21-[ale sheep 3 CompvaUvi suffix 4 Enrich, as with a gift 5 Perched « Stiffly decorous 7 Competent 8 Flowers 9 Railroad (ab.) 100ve.r (contr.) U Existed 13 Slight taste nSymbolfor selenium 19 Corded fabric 21 Number 22 Marked with spots 24 It spends the in the U.S.A. 25 Duration 27 Coupie 33 Era 34 Be seated 36 Papal cape 37 Onagers 39 Notion 40 German river 41 Hebrew letter 42 Cleopatra's snake 43 South American wood sorrel 44 Jump on on* foot 46 Registered nurses (ab.) 47 Vehicle •*8 Malt drink 50 Lord provost (ab.) &2 Negative l •I j ft rfTTJ

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