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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 22, 1950
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r FACT ox «LYTHEVILI,E (ARK.) COURIKR NEWS THE BLTTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS rat OOOJUKR mm oo. ' H. W. HAXNES, PublUber EAUtY'A. HAINXS, *»W«nt Pufcifaher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Anod*t< Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdnrU«ia« Manager •oi* National Advertising R«prc*enUtif««: Wallae* Wttmer Oo. New York. Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, afempbJ*. Cctcred u attend claw matter it the port- oftte* at Blythevilte, Arkanau, under act ot Con, October ». 1*17. Member of The Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blj'thevllle or anj • (uburban town where carrier service U main- Ulned, 20c per week, or 8Sc per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per • year, $2.00 (or six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year . payable in advance. Meditations H'hbae voice then shook the earth: but nuw be hath promised, (lying, Vet once more I shake no4 the earth only, but also heaven.— Hebrews He who bridles the (ury of the billows knows also to put a stop to the secret plans ol Ine wicked, submitting with respect to His holy will, I fear God, and have no other (ear.— Racine. Barbs Being "Johnny on the spot" Is one ot two things—a virtue or another''case for the police. * • . • 'Oh, for the'food old days when we crown- api could wait up to kiss the kids good night and itill ret to bed at a decent hour. . * # • The clerks are already talking about new style earrings for spring, ladies. Prick up your ears; , ,» * » The snarls lhat "no parkin;" signs take out ft traffic are picked right up by motorists. - * • * The average American gentleman's clothing bill Is over $500 a year, says a writer. That's a polite way of calling most of us bums. Washington Would Not Be An Isolationist Today For decades many Americans have cited George Washington's Farewell Address, ,' delivered upon his retirement from the Presidency, as a testament of isolationism. Through years of sweeping changes in national and world conditions, his advice against entangling alliances for , the United States has been pointed to as a steady, unchanging chart of wisdom never losing its value. '• This anniversary of Washington's birth is a fitting moment to re-examine these celebrated words and try to meas- ,' ure their worth for us today. Here is what he said: "Europe has a set of primary inter- , ests'i which to us have none, or a very re' mote, relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. ... "Our detached and distant situation invites us to pursue a different course. . . . Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of ; the foreign world. . . . Taking care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies." It is thoroughly apparent that Washington was moved to utter these cautions by the overwhelming 18th century fact of the country's real geogra- • f phic isolation and, in consequence, its • political and economic scparatcness. Detached, distant, remote: these are the keys to his thinking on Sept. 17, 1796. . But Washington's remarkable record . botli as revolutionary general and as • President reveals him to be -a hardheaded realist. There is nothing in his Farewell Address nor in any other utterance to suggest he would not rccog- 7 nize the physical and technological changes that have lelscoped the world both in time and space since 1796. Rash indeed are the men who dare . contend that Washington would view the U. S. of 1950 as detached, distant and remote. Everything about his life indicates he wouH, on the contrary, be , in the forefront of those who under, stand how greatly the globe has shrunk. Jt is an injustice to Washington to continue to draft him in support of the isolationist theory of foreign affairs. The policy he bespoke in his Farewell Address wns carefully tailored to the realities of his time. ' If we would properly revere him for his true qualities of greatness, then we must credit him with the elemental intelligence that fits policy to rerlity no matter how that reality is altered. Were he alive in 1950, Washington's speeches would not likely be studded with words such as "detached, distant and remote." Rather, we'd be hearing brutal truths spelled out in terms of guided missiles, ionif-range bombers and the hydrogen bomb. Wire-Tapping Has Its Use The cracking of Ihe case of Dr. Karl Fuchs, British scientist accused of handing atomic secrets to Russia, is certainly an arguement for use of wire-tapping in espionage matters, if nowhere els*. 1 The FBI says that's how they caught us with Fuchs' activities. The wire-tapping technique is dangerous to liberty and privacy if abused, but the fundamental security of the nation justifies its use in tracking down spies. They are the agents of foreign powers, of potential enemies, and as such are not entitled to the privileges we jealously guard for ourselves and our friends be• yojid our borders. Those Arkansas Bonds When the Minnesota Investment Board put $8,421,000 of Ihe .stale's money in Arkansas highway bonds, Governor Youngdahl protested and demanded that the Board's secretary be tired. (He wasn't.) But bond buyers in Memphis, Nashville and Little Rock wanted those bonds and have now bought them at prices which give MiimbdOia a profit of 5290,326. And (he state gets accrued interest of $115,028. It's true that the Minnesota governor charged that the Investment Board's action in buying the Arkansas bonds was not strictly regular. We don't know whether he is still griping, but we feel sure the Minnesota taxpayers are well pleased unless some of them agree with the state treasurer lhat Minnesota could make a still bigger prolil by holding these Arkansas bonds. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE 'Hidden' and Heavy A good many taxes are Imposed without serious objection from the public because it Is popu- ' larly supposed that they will be paid by corporations, individuals with large incomes or others who can afford to pay. That thinking Is partly responsible for the growing list of "hidden" taxes. The erroneous impression that the small wage earner contributes little or nothing to the revenues ol federal, slate and local governmens has been brought under attack by the American Taxpayers' Association of Washington. While the association holds that everybody should pay some taxes, it believed they should do'so with their eyes open. "Hidden" levies tend to deceive the people and discourage a healthy Interest In the spending projects of governmental agencies. When the association counted'up all the levies, it found that there were 78 to 206 different taxes on articles In dally use. An egg. for Instance, was taxed 100 different times; a loaf of bread bore 151 taxes, and an automobile 206. Nearly all these imposts were "hidden,"._in-.that thty were simply added into the price of-=the article at different stages of manufactur or distribution and not identified lo the consumer as taxes. People in the low-income bracket might escape property and income taxes, but the association found that they pay out about 13 per cent of their Income in the hidden levies. A fellow with gross earnings of $80 a month in Washington paid out $123.84 ill concealed levies during the year; a man with earnings of $150 a month got taxed $243; and an Individual with $200 a month income paid $314.76 in the 12-month period. The total of the taxes varies with states and localities, being higher, of course, where the sales, license and other levies are heaviest. The significant fact repealed by the detailed study nnd report Is that regardless of whether Import duties, license and excise taxes and other revenue measure are Just and necessary, they are paid by ami consumers without respect to income status. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE So They Soy We are grateful for It (Marenail Plan aid) and we are not ashamed of H. We have given assistance to other nations at our own loss and difficulty and we are not ashamed of that cither.—Prime Minister Clement Altlcc of Great Britain. • • * Bob (Topping) and I have had our fin of nightclubs. We enjoy slaying at home. It sounds dull, but it Isn't.—Actress Lana Turner. • • » It's a mistake to think you ever can make an agreement with the Communists. It is their philosophy to keep things stirred up.—Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman, joint chiefs of stall. * * * There will be no German army or ntr lorce. German security will be best protected by German participation In a closely knit West European community.—U. S. High Commissioner in Germany John J. McCloy. * » • The Army is on the upswing and we must keep It at this level so that if we ever do nave to fight again ve will be ready.—Army Chtct ol Stafl J. l.awton Collins. + * * If we went into China, we'd go without allies. —Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, U. S. delegate to UN Human KighUs Commission. » • • The openly avowed members ol tni> communist Party are small In number but large In influence. Once they are Identified, they arc outlawed in Ihe hearts and the souls of those who love and arc willing to die for America.—J. Ed- Bar Hoover, FBI director. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1950 Freedom Formula: Tested and Proven European 'Status Quo' Shifts Conflict of Isms to Far East By DeWiti MacKenzle AP foreign Affairs Analyst With the conflict of the Isms in Europe largely settled' down to a holding operation, the weight of strife Is shifting to the Far Eas- Hlgh blood pressure and harden- j tern theatre of our two-front war. DOCTOR SAYS ing of Ihe arteries are two dangerous enemies of health. Not only »re Ihese conditions serious In themselves, but they also affect the heart and, therefore, can be grouped among the serious heart and blood vessel diseases. .Hardening of Ihe arteries is caused by gradual deposits of calcium in the walls of these blood vessels. Just what causes the de- In the long run the outcome of the fight between Communism niui Democracy may depend largely on what happens in (lint vast Asiatic area which houses something n than half the population of world. The biff question of the moment is what aid iho nations of south east Asia are likely to get from the west to enable them (o st-ind up 1! PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Postwar Battle against Communism Near Climax in Indochinese Struggle WASHINGTON —(NBA)— One of the greatest ironies of the postwar struggle against world communism is that it should reach its present climax in a struggle for Indo-China. It is a country slightly larger than Texas, but with a dense noullaUon of 25,000,000. Indo-China has been a French colony since 1880. Before that it was part of the Chinese empire. French civilization, colonization and religion have spread a thin veneer the people. But they are of small and tough breeds, and of many fatalistic pagan creeds. They are traditional enemies or the Chinese, who subjugated them for ccn- lurles. One of Hie remolc hopes tor a. somewhat bloody outcome of the. present crisis Is that it the Chinese Communists now start furnishing arms to subdue Iiulo-Chinn. the people will turn in revolt. French Indo-China has been divided into live states—Tonkin, Annam, Cochin-China, Cambodia and Laos. The last two are now recognized as independent kingdoms by France. The first three have been united into the Viet Nam Republic. Franco recognized it as independent in 1040. under Ihe Communist leader Ho Clii Minh. Then two years later the French reversed (his recognition and conferred it instead on Bao Dai, who in 1915 hiul abdicated a.s Emporcr of Annam. France Tries To Strm Tiile The struggle between these two independence movements or Viet, Ham Is the cause of all the trouble. The French colonial army In Intlo- Chlna controls the cities and ports. In the country are the guerrilla forces of Ho Chin Minh. perhaps 100,000 strong. So fur, Hn's forces have not waged war in Cambodia nnd Laos, Ihough if he wins the struggle for Viet Nam, that may be expected. The cost of maintaining order an dsupporUng Bao Dai takes perhaps half of the French military budget. France today would probably be operating on a balanced budget, if it did not have to maintain this army in Viet Nam. -Yet this very army is considered the bulwark that keeps the Chinese Communist armies to the north from extending their conquests down through, southeast Asia to overrun Indo-China. independent Slam and possibly even British Malaya. Will- France continuing to give complete support to Bao Dai, the United States nnd Great Britain Eavo promptly recognition to his Viet Nam government. And with Communist China and Russia supporting Ho Chi Minh. the battle for Asia shifts from its uncertain danger spots In Korea or Formosa to an 'immediate threat in Indo- China. But the grave question is whether nny military solution of this crisis is possible. Making Indo-China another Spain, where the forces of communism could meet. could meet, would not be final. and anti-communism j A m In frying to find a hnppy tion for this problem, the solu- odds have been against the French ever since the end of the. war. The French had no army which could move in to reoccupy its former colony... So the British moved in from Ihe South and the Chinese from the North, until the French could take over under General van Xuan. Lack of Leaders Creates Trouble The French had to make an offer of greater autonomy. The first trouble was that they had trained no native leaders. Ho Chi who had been a Communist-organizer for 40 years, was on the ground, and the only mnn the French could find lo back. When they learned that they could riot make an agreement wilh him, and when he double-crossed them, the French were in real trouble. The- French had allowed Bao Dai to renounce his throne as Emporer of Annam. ns part of their attempted arrangement with Ho. Bao Dai later claimed that his abdication was made under duress. There has been speculation that he received financial considerations from Ho Chi Minh ns well as from France, in agreeing to retire. Then when the French had to look around for a new leader to of Ho. their only Bao Dai. Having back In place possibility was marie generous concessions to Indo- Chinese autonomy to Ho, the French had to make still greater concessions to Bao Dai, in order to make Ills government more attractive to the Indo-Chinese people. And here they gave away nearly everything except, the right and duty defend Bao Dai against the guerrillas of Ho Chi Minh. . In supporting iiao Dai. however, the French are tunate role of imperialist, and Bao Dili is '.venk- cned somewhat by that support. Bao Dai himself is only 37 years old. He was educated in France and succeeded his father to the .throne in 1932, as a boy of 19. Ho . remained on the throne during the Japanese occupation of Indo-China, which was another reason for his abdication. He left the country in 1947, returning only last June, as emperor. put in the unfor- being the foreign IN HOLLYWOOD Uy Ersktnc Jnlmson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1— Clmicln , The studio will shoot scenes of Jnrninn. Jr.. wlio sontcd lo starriom I ^ in "The Yearling" nnd M-G-Ml'" 1 ' 0 have called it a day by mutual con- Lalnr'.s recording. "Cry of the Wild in a racing car for his next. . Frankio Gcosc." is showing signs of surpas- fiiitr snlc.s of "Mule Trniii.". . . . Anrtv Dfivino lost a comedy airshow for a oifjnrel eoirmaiiy because his "einvrl voice conjured tip throat irritation," Betty GrahSc said she foil posit ,-cv inked. No bustles. No pnnta- loons- Mot even a single corselet. B. B.—bisic Bettv. A modern musical, "My Blue Heaven," Is the reason, Her \vardrnhe for a change •iomelhintr off tomorrow's, not Src HOLLYWOOD on 1'ngc S McKEHhJEY OM ERtDGE Uy \VUHant K. McKcnncy America's ('ard Authority Written for NEA Service Would Yon Have Bid This Correctly? I received todays hand from Dr. L. Zcimtak, who is ai^ocialcd with the Mellon institute of industrial Research of the University of Pittsburgh. Tic told me the hand came up in their regulnr duplicate session. They hnd seven tables playing, six of U hich arrived at a four or five spiulc contract, while one table reached three no trump. All made .seven-odd. The North p.ayers who used the Htockwood four no tnmip convcn- for ace.s, signed the sent. JiUinan, now 15 yenrs old nnd six feet In!!, goes back to Tennessee where he hnncs to become a fnot- ball star at the University of Tennessee. He has-one unrcleasecl film. "The Outriders," with Joel McCrcn. Dore -Schnry spys he will be recalled to 'lie studio if the right role comes along Joan Leslie Is disturbed over that "oicnu'vrc announcement of her engagement lo Dr. William Calrtvvoll. but she admits It is trie. She's situ in mourning for her molr-cr, who passed nway n m^nth PPO. The marrinee. says Joan, won't take place until fall. Here's the m^ifie on thn switch of directors for Esther Williams' new mnvir. "Pi^nn ;/>vo Foil!?." Stanley i>nnrn. M-O-M's nrw directorial find. w;ts aipi'rncd to Oir piclv r, thrTi nsscrlrilly rrarl-M ilial Esther hul "in hilcnl." Ksl'i-r hfard arnul it, marched lo tlic M-O-M fronl office, itolnlrd nut lhat she's one of the town's top box- office stars and sniil slip wouldn't RO on location In U:mah with n ill- rector wlio ctidn't tliink she hail < a lent. The stvdio agreed wilh her. replaced Doncn with Hob Alum. There never was any talk of M-GM suspending Kslhor. Or even submerging her June Atlysnn and Dirk Powell are a click in "The Reformer nnd Hie Redhead." L. B. Mnycr even tete- phnncd his Congrats after Ihr first stMriio- sV-wiric. . . C'nrk n->lilc ""», "»M"K i« nnd Ihe b-'-'e (TO to In''i' 1 !ri[>^11s h^'irl off at five spncJes when t' cir Zuir dirinond;:, lor the Memorial Day auto race, parlncrs reponded with five clubs, ' The bid of showing no aces. I have civen you the bidding ns I think It should have gone. Dr. ziemlnk. asked me several questions about the hand. Firsk— Dirf I think North and South should arrive at a slam contract? Second —Should South open the bidding. and if £o, should South bid one spade or three spades? Third— Wh en No r th bi d fo u r no tr inn p, should South bid five diamonds] without nil ace, showinp the void a result, the heart hns to work harder, nnd people with advanced hardening of the arteries, riosclerosis, are therefore liable lo failure of Ihe heart and to high blood pressure. The deposits of calcium do not take place in all the arteries at the same rate. If, for example, they develop seriously in the blood vessels of the heart itself, angina pectoris or coronary thrombosis are likely. If llicy are iti the arteries \ ol the legs, the circulation to the legs Is lessened and a person may develop severe pains In the calf muscles after walking a little. Aid Kccommenripd necommendntions for American aid, made by the recent conference of U. s. diplomats In Bangkok, are- still under consideration In Washington. The Bangkok decisions provided that the U. S. A. give arms and economic aid to southeast Asia, nations If their people show a will to fight the red threat to their in- dei>ondence. However, tcrial aid. lhat referred to ma- No American troops terics are involved and to what degree this has taken place. Con- scpuenlly. tiie outlook for health and for life varies a great deal in people with hardening of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis Is, as I mentioned, one of the causes for high blood pressure, but it is by no means the only one. In some cases diseases of the kidneys can duce high blood pressure. pro- and pose. The conference came to the conclusion that the Chinese Communists weren't likely to invade hotly disputed Indochina but instead would supply the Red rebels In Indochina with military equipment. !•» Communist leader, Ho Chi-Minh7%! reported to have plenty of men and so needs no soldiers from China. One of the most important points to come out of the Bangkok conference is the decision that the posi- ..*.._ — u .. ~.. ,,..,.,.,,.,,,, inivt ii,ii-[ii.^ u lil£ UCUISIUil IIHII lllti JJU.S1- tliere are a number of other known tion of the south Korean republic conditions which will cause hyepr- One of these Is usually essential hypertension. tension, known This is a form of high blood pressure the causes of which are poorly understood at the present time DIFFICULT TO TREAT Because its origins are unknown, its treatment Is also not entirely satisfactory. Some people seem to hnvc been successfully treated with is serious. Northern Korea is under Russian domination and has been trying to engineer a Communist revolution in Southern Korea. Korea Threat to Japan Should southern Korea go Communist it would create a grave threat to Japan, which is America's chief base In the Orient. In this connection it shmdd not be for. . gotten that Russia's control of Ko- diet. particularly one low in salt or' reil was one o! the chief causes ot 'the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5. Why? -Because Nippon regarded the Korean pnlnstila as "a dagger pointed at her heart." In short. Korea is which the well-known rice diet is one form. In others diet does not seem to have been of much help but giving substances which cause a fever may be useful. In hardening of the Brlerics as well as in different forms of high blood pressure, it Is important to carry out investigations which will discover the cause or causes, try to develop new methods of preventing their appearance, and develop treatments which will bring better results than any which are so far available. To do these things will take brains, equipment, and money. None of these are in excess supply, but It Is only In this way thai we can ever expect to conquer these serious conditions of the blood vessels. Anyone can help in this battle by supporting the campaign of the American Heart Association. of great strategic importance. Tiie thirty year treaty signed recently between Red China and Russia would seem to give Communism, a powerful persuader to hold over the small nations of southeast, Asia. These little countries are fearful that they will be swallowed by the Chinese dragon. _^ Among those small slates wj^tl are worried, and with good reaso'n, are Tibet, the tiny neighboring king- dcm of Nepal, Burma, Indochina and Southern Korea. As in the case of Indochina, their danger doesn't necessarily rest in Communist military Invasion, but in Red revolutions within their own borders, backed by Communist aid from China and Russia.. So the western democracies have. Some tournament players would tnkc the hand- back to six spades while at rubber bridge, if this hand came up. the average North player would let the contract stand at six diamonds. A few venturous players might try for seven, but I doubt if many players in the country would reach a grand slam. western aid is coming too late to save the dfxy. 13th -birthday. The club was organized Feb. 21, 1922 with 25 members. Of this number five still retain their membership They are c. A. Cunningham, B. A. Lynch, I. R. Johnson, R. p. Kirshner and E. D. Ferguson.• Those who have served as president of the club are: c. A Cunningham, E. D. Gillcn, R. F. Kirshner, p. A. Ijisley, o. P. Moss, A. H. stier,' Louis 7 5 Years Ago In B/yt/tevifie— A brief history of the Blytheville Rotary club was given by c. , . . , A. Cunningham, one of the organ- i J. A. Leech. Dr. H. S. Davis ce izcrs and Its first president, at Shane, R. N. Ware, B A Lynch the regular meeting at Hotel yes-! and Russell Phillips whose term Icrdny when the club observed its | will expire June 31. ¥ A 9 X ¥.110754 A J 7 G T A92 4 108 4.QJ98 ,7 • AK.J *A3 N W E S Dealer A8 ¥ K Q863 * 13 *K 1 I06S ¥ KQ 10542 A S ¥None • Q87652 4 2 Tournament — E-W vul. SoutK West North P.nss Pnss 1 1 * Pass 3 4 « I \l ss 5 ¥ A » e « Pass Pass Opening — A J Pass Pass Pass Pass; 22 hearts? My comments were as follows: Tiie South hand is loo good to preempt, nnd as he dors not have an opening bid. he should pass. The North hand Is the type that 'does not lend itself to the use of the Blnckwood four nn trump convent ton. \V h e n North jumps to throe spades over SoulU's overcall of one spade, South should realize that his partner hns a very good hand He should show the distributional slrcnglh of his hand wilh a bid of Amphibian HORIZONTAL 4'Type measure 1 Depicted 5 Grade amphibian, UV 1 Image 7 II may reach a salamander length ot 6 It eals - — inches 13 Scent BCicatrix 14 Choice ol 9 Diminutive words sufflx 15 Insect larva IDSpanish hero 16 Grayish 11 Labored mineral 12 Shows 18 Expire contempt 19 Atop 17 Egyptian 20 Curcrs sun Sod 22 French article 2 ° Trcaters 23 Bailie gulf 21 Pilchards 25 Asseverate 24 PIs y for 27 Glance over st;i! <« 28 Frees 29 Doctor ol Medicine (ab.) 30 Accomplish 31 Barrel (ab.) 32 Not (prefix) 33 Competent 35 Close 38 Horned ruminant 39 Heating device 40 Preposition 41 Insects 47 Tin (symbol) 48 Cooking utensil 50 Single 51 Cereal grain 52 Molasses 54 Make happy 56 Fortune teller 57 Ventured VERTICAL 1 Small drums 2 Satiric 26 Spring flower 44 Female rabbiU 33 Takes as one's 45 In (prefix) own 34 Prior 36 Having handles 37 Raved 42 Step 43 Blisfortunes 46 Marsh grass 49 Golf device 51 Rowing implement '• 53 Measure of ' area 55 Note of scale five diamonds by 3 Oblaiped ~rT~rT~~r? 1 ~~J. 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