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PACT SB £LYTHEVTLI,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS " THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' "' ' -THE COURIER NEWS CO. •'•' -.• H. w. HAINES, Publisher " BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor ' < PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 3 , •, i " . '• ' Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»ll«C"t Wltiner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit AtlnnU/ Memphis. Entered 'u second class matter at the post- bfflc* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oi Con- (reu, October 9, 1917. ' Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any 'suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $4.00 per 'year,-$2.00 for six months, $1.00'for three months: by mall - outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations For we wrestle not against flesh and blnod, but acalnst principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.—Ephcslans "«:!*. »»••'' If evil Is Inevitable, how are the wicked oc- .countable? Nay, why do we call men wtckeo at : all? vil is inevitable, but it Is also remediable. —Horace Maun. Barbs The latest slumber style is pajamas In black .and while "convict" stripes. Just right for folk 'who like to sleep in bars. • • » "Safety Is Top Concern of Automotive Engineers" »a>s a headline. Of pedestrians, too, one . might add * • . • A New York man holds 1000 patents. Who •wants to bet that none of his faucets leak? * .».••• Seven hundred wajs have been found In which people kill lime. Sorry, but «e can't kill the lime to list them. * • • •' > Modernistic furniture seems to be all. about "these days—but most people don't know what. We Mustn't Flinch in Face Of Mounting Red Threats £ This is a time of supreme urgency In,America. Not since Russian fighters 'buzzed our airlift planes over Germany have we had greater need to view the .future with courage ami determination.'. Dr. Harold Urey, atomic scientist, /tersely expresses the danger: "If the H-bomb is created there will be no place to hide." Another eminent scientist, Dr. Van- ,nevar Bush, warns that the only real Defense against the A-bomb or the II- 'bomb or any other explosive weapon is to keep it away from our shores. * Urey underlies that warning by tell- Jlng us that not only llussian bombers -but innocent-looking tramp steamers jwhich slip almost unnoticed into our "jharbors may bear the dreaded explosive cargo. ' - ' He foresees a possible Soviet effort ibefore the year is out to split European 'Atlantic Pact nations off from us by ^mining their key harbors with atomic 'charges. Rumors are rife that Russia may 'strike any time at defiant Tito in Yiigo- "slavia or at Finland, Hincst partner in the Soviet Union's circle of compulsory '^friends. I Admiral Sherman, chief of naval operations, declares the Russians have a vast submarine fleet in Asiatic waters. •Military experts see submarines as prime' ^carriers of super-explosives for possible launching against our island outposts or our western shore. A government aviation research official reiterates an old story: Russia has a bigger air force than ours. Air Secretary Symington goes him several points better, asserting that Soviet dictators have the world's largest armed forces and are capable of a surprise attack upon any part of America's , 3,000,000 square miles. These signals of peril have not gone 'unheeded. The cry for action to stave ' off civilization's ruin has risen everywhere. And that call has been answered, by Secretary of State Acheson, with the ;full support of President Truman. Our policy for dealing with Russia 'in this hour is to be founded solely on strength and power. For these blunt .tools of diplomacy are the only ones ~which impress Moscow. Let the meaning of that decision sink in. There'll be no more big-power meetings, no peace treaties with Germany and Japan, no disarmament or atomic :control talks until we and our friends • among free nations are strong enough to establish conditions that Russia must •accept whether it wants to or not. * • We do not have'that kind of strength 1 how. Therefore it is clear we must set about getting it without delay. Otherwise our policy of power is a string of empty phrases. . As a-beginning we must stop deluding ourselves that we do have such strength. Nothing is more dangerously misleading than the statement of Secretary of Defense Johnson that, we're ready to "go over and lick hell out of Joe Stalin." The truth is we plan to reduce our military budget for the coming fiscal year by some §2,000,000,000. Obviously we aren't going to get more defense for less money. To obtain the power we need will force us to some hard choices. Expanded military strength almost certainly will mean contracted civilian comforts. We'd better find out soon where those choices lie—and start making them. We can't stand off a world-wide menace while enjoying business as usual. Our military and scientific experts must make the inndcning decision as to the relative value of atomic bombs, guided missiles, long-range bombers, naval forces and land armies in a future war. We must seek balance in our strength. We can's assume any weapon, including a hydrogen bomb, would give us decisive advantage even if we had it exclusively. And the story of Dr. Klaus Fuchs' spying is a reminder that we'd better not count on sole possession. Spies don't go out of business just when the stakes get bigger. The way ahead is grim. To travel it we need calmness and unflinching courage. FRIDAY/FEBRUARY 24, 1950 Views of Others How Federal Spending Can Be Whacked Down In less than rive years, President .Truman spent more taxpayers money than thirty-two preceding Presidents spent In 156 years, through Roosevelt's first two terms. Now Mr. Truman wants.to spend at an even higher rale. Yet common sense tells thnt a period of prosperity, like the present, Is the time to retrench and to store up reserves for hard times. That Is what business firms have to do to survive. If the President can not figxire out how to balance the budget, he at least can give heed to those who can. Many economists and civic groups have shown how this can be done without harm to essential federal services, one of the latest and most carefully formulated plans' Is that o! the Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpolitlcal research body su[jported by voluntary contributions. This committee has o[- fcrcd a plan for slashing, : $B,700,OGO.OOO from the federal budget. Such al>saving would allow a tax cut of two bilious ancf~still have a surplus of three billions with which to reduce the national debt. Tills plan would save money by lopping oft wasteful expenditures and others that need not recur or can be reduced easily. For instance, the budget for the Veterans Administration, charged with assisting veterans in their readjustment to civilian life, could be cut drastically, since most of this task has been completed. The trouble Is, of course, that the niman administration •does not want to save money lor taxpayers, it wants to throw money around tor the sake ol gaining votes in coming elections, u It were economy-minded, it could find plenty of places In which to trim expenditures. —DA14-AS MORNING NEWS Cavemen Again? The Atomic Energy Commission and Ihe Defense Department advise'in a Joint report that, to obtain a high degree of protection againsi the atomic bomb, vital industries and civil dcleuse control centers be placed underground. Some 320.000,000,000 square feet of floor space is available in mines, and near various cities there arc tunnels and caves that could be used for some purposes. Is the progress of the human race to be trom cavemen to cavemen? \ —AKANSAS So They Say We would not be importing potatoes now tl the Republicans and Farm Bureau-dominated coalition in Congress had not rejected the Pace Bin providing for a trial-run on the Brannan plan. Rep. Cecil R, White (D) Calif. * » • The President could stop the (potato surplus) situation by cutting off these Canadian imports, which he has the authority lo do.—sen. Owen • Brcwstcr (R.) Maine. * » * It (Russian government) Is Incompatible with the present achievement of a world situation which Is based on peace and the maintenance ol national independence and freedom.—Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson. * * * . We are sure that Soviet policy will never succeed in forcing us, this free city, to our Knees. —Mayor Ernst Router of West flcrlin. * * t We must be ready lo meet any emergency by maintaining what we can afford, whai will avoid disaster and what will win a war.- Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of Joint chiefs ol stall. Don't Break This Chain YKMOvJ- WE- GoT TH E- ODD ESr" IM MY KICKING T-"OOT- United Nation Peace Missions Serve As Trouble-Shooters Sunday School Lesson lly William E. Gllroy, D.D. • The contrast between me little :roup of Christians and the pagan world with which they were surrounded as the church took Its roots and beginnings In the now famous cities could hardly have been gre.at- * .By Max Hirrelson AP Neusfcatures ' LAKE SUCCESS _ it trouble comes, a United Nations peace commission may not be far behind. Dial's not an Infallible rule but It has generally turned out that way during the past four years. The U.N. now has these ml<t slons In half a dozen spots aroui the world, it happened first Greece; then Ir7 Palestine, Indo- We have read of the outward splendor of Antioch, where the dls- riplcs were first called Christians; of its great doublc-colonaded street Ifo- reaching for five miles; of Its great pagan temples; Its works of art. brought from all parts of that ancient world; the luxury and prosperity of Us half a million inhabitants, in n flourishing city on the lines of trade between cast and west. Bui beneath it all there was Immensity of evil, Ihe foulness and licentiousness lhat marked it as the mosl morally degraded of cities that almost vied with one another in immorality. The very religion of that pagan world was befouled with licentious practices. Corinth, where Paul spent a considerable lime on his missionary PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Acheson Dec/ores U.S. Hasn't Shut Door on All American-Soviet Talks WASHINGTON —(NBA)-- President Truman's and Secretary of State Lean Achcson's recent press conference statements seem to have given the impression in some quarters that the door has now been slammed shut on all new negotiations with the Russians. But this isn't the picture at all. Secretary Acheson says it is a bad, misunderstanding of the U.S. government's position on doing business with the Russians. It was Connecticut, Sen. Brien McMahon's now-famous speech proposing his five-year, $50,000.000,000 peace plan that started this. In It he said, "A fresh proposal for atomic peace, as dramatic as it is sincere, Impiesscn me'as urgently desirable." Senator McMahon has been dis- lilrbed tnat some people took this to mean that he was offering a peace ' bribe" to the Russians. The senator snys this is a complete misconception, too. What he proposed was to spend the 510,000,000.000 a year on three irograms: President Truman's Point Four program for underdeveloped countries, development of atomic energy everywhere for peace, ami general economic aid for all coun- rics. Including Russia. Secretary Acheson was the first ilgh official in the executive branch if the government to comment on he McMahon plan. The secretary's comments' were made after full consultation with the President. By ils later unqualified endorsement of all Mr. Acheson's words, Ihe Prcsi- Ihe secretary's statement, which apparently gave many people a wrong idea: "If we could reach our goal (peace) by agreement; of course that would be highly desirable and the simplest and easiest way to do it. But I think four years of experience have brought us to the realization that that is not • possible." Says He Was Badly Slisunderstood The?e words may have been responsible for such headlines as "Acheson Rules Out And Dramatic New Approach to Soviet," and for stories, editorials and radio commentaries lo the same effect. But after the secretary's press conference remarks were concluded, he was asked one specific question to clear up these points- The question was prefaced by the observation that, as a result of Senator McMahon's speech, there had been several suggestions that one more effort should be made to reach isreement with the Russians. Then came this question: "Do I understand your remarks to mean Uiat you now rule out the possibility of any such negotiations with the Russians?" The press conference transcripts snow that Secretary Acheson made this answer: "Nc You certainly misunderstood me badly. We have been negotiating with the Russians steadily on this subject until they walked out on the six-power forum in New York This thing has been going on since 10-16. It isn't that we are not . , . -• ai,i*.i> ».j.i». iif mil i, uiui, v, e Hr dent was put in the position of giv-I making one more effort. They 11BV1; ng full support to two sentences in / .valkcd out of the one place where discussions are going on." This answer certainly does not mean that the United States is unwilling to negotiate with the Russians. It simply restates what has b;en past policy -Thnt is that there is a proper time and place for nc- gollallng with the Russians or anybody else, on every conceivable subject. The proper pi-Ace for negotiating on limitation or armament,-, and control of atomic energy arc understood to be the United Nations commissions set, up for those specific purposes. N'o Bilateral Talks on World Problems What has always been ruled out by the State Department is two- way negotiations with the Russians on problems concerning other countries. Left wing internationalists have agitated repeatedly in favor of having the two great military powers—Russia and the United states —get together and settle all the world's problems between them. This Is no doubt what the Russians would like. The United Stales' position today Is that it will negotiate, with Soviet Russia alone only problems which concern those two governments. Subjects suitable for such discussions -vould Include the treatment of American citizens in Russia, settlement of Lend-Lease accounts now long overdue, the return of U.S. ships. But whenever the subjects to be discussed concern other countries, it Is the United States' position that these other countries should be present at Ihe negotiations. IN HOLLYWOOD Ily Kr.skine Johnson NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — "Strom- year to have another baby, boll," the Ingrid Bergman movie i under the "Inspired" direction of : Roberto Bcssclllni, L< about a girl and a boy and a volcano. But the eruption ol the volcano What's in a name? Charlie Sommers Introducing Shelly Winters to Spring Kyinglon in Ul cafe. • * • Betsy Blair and John Ireland are n the picture can't compare with i organizing a local stage production the pyrotechnics launched by the i Jule Styue will write the five "low Bergman baby headlines. j ol "Othello." ... Leo Robin and Hollywood film labs erupted with ' cut songs" Jane Russell will warble prints of the RKO pictuie—a rec-1 in "Macao" nt RKO. . . •-. Ro;coc ord-brcaklng 800 in order lo give it Karris is turning down film offers a nationwide world premiere F^b. 15. the other hand there arc many very successful husband and wife combinations. I .' think Mr. Klaubcr ami his wife handled the bidding on today's hand very well. In'the play of the hand Mr. Kl-uber, sitting North, executed a very nice squeeze play. nesia, Korea, and Kashmir. New U.N. missions have Just been sent to Africa to work out the future of Italy's prewar colonies. Where the next one will go nobody knows. Maybe Formosa. Nationalist China's chief delegate'T. P. Tsiang says he might ask for such a commission as n deterrent to open Russian aid to the Chinese journeys,, and to whicji city he ad- j dressed the longest and most revealing of his Epistles, was called the eye of Greece. "To live as they do at Corinth" became a byword luxurious and cultured living, here, too, as one can plainly see from I and II Corinthians, the church had to make Its way againsi an Immorality by which some of the professing Christians themselves were corrupted. It was not amazing that probably well-intentioned, but undiscerning. souls should imagine that they could continue In the Christian community practices of their former pagan life, but one can see *how\ uncom- prom singly Paul rebuked them, and asserted the necessary moral integrity of Christian living, In personal life, In home and family relationships, and In all the situations of daily life. One might dwell upon that contrast and conflict^ In the ancient world, but it is 'more fitting to realize how that contrast and struggle go on today. Modern paganism is mostly irreligious. Tt does not build temples, or erect luxurious al- tnrs. But its characteristics are the same. It Is a paganism of immoral living, foul and degraded on itsj lower level, professing a culture and refinement in Its higher devotees, but disregarding, or denying, the elemental integrities. To that paganism, so rife in the best of motlern lands, as every newspaper in its dally news makes it manifest, there is no such thing as purity and holiness. On'e need not be a pessimist to remark how much in our .modern society partakes of the very things that were in-.that nncient pagan peace many reds. U. N. secretary-general Trygv'e Lie is firmly convinced that these peace missions—now consisting of nearly 500 conciliators, observers and staff members—have demonstrated Ihe worth or the UN. Lie gives the, missions credit' for stopping wars in at least three places; Palestine, ' Indonesia and Kashmir. In Greece and Korea the U. , N. commissions have kept a close watch on explosive border .situations and possibly averted ser- I ious clashes. While all of the u N missions have differed in „ ways, they usually were created lo do one or more'of the following jobs; 1. Conciliate or mediate 1 the differences between the quarreling parties. 2- Act as ^ wtachdog to discourage aggressive action. 3. Investigate a problem on the scene to find out who was to blaij*- , and make recommendations as jX I how the problem can be solved. 4. Carry out a U. N. program for the territory In question. On some major problems the n. N. has set up several missions. One after the other, to do specific Jobs. On Palestine, for Instance, the General Assembly created a special committee (UNSCOP) to study the problem and recommend a. solution. This committee came back with the Palestine partition plan the assembly adopted Nov. 2!). 1!)47. The assembly then set up the Palestine Partition Commission to put the partition plan Into effect. When fighting broke out. the Security Council created a mediation mission eadcd Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte. Bernadotte was assassinated and Ralnh J. Bunch, his chief aide, "took over. Bunche brought an end to Ihe feinting Ihrouih a series of armistices. Then the Pnlcsllne problem was turned over to n new conciliation commission which now is trying .to wnrk out a permament posce. Not nil the problems were so complicated. The Korean commission, for example, originally Eiven the tusk of suwrvislne eli prescnt environment. In many respects in our modern world cleverness, power and even genius arc prized above goodness and moral integrity. But is noC the lesson of history plain, that all in life tnat is worthy and worth while is built upon moral foundations? A godless society and a godless culture have In them the seeds of de- strrction. History confirms the realism of the Bible. 75 Years Ago * In Blytheville — SpiUllill senors and senoritas, colonial dames, thugs, clowns, gypsies, convicts, Russian Cossacks, pirates, gigolos and Dutch girls "were among those present" at the first annual masquerade dance at the country club Friday evening. In the contest for the most clever costumes Mrs. James B. Clark, as a colonial lady, won a wall flower pot, and C. C. Langston in the role of a Russian Cossack, won the men's nward, ash tray. Mrs. Harry Klrby as "Tulip Girl from Holland." and SaiVuiel F. Norris as a Mexican The commission still has made no. progress toward unification of the two sectors and it now is primarily concerned with watching the delicate frontier situation. One of the biggest U. N. successes was scored in Indonesia, where the fighting was stopped and an agreement negotiated which led to the independence of Indonesia last Dec. 27. In Kashmir, the U. N. commission succeeded In ending the fighting, but has been unablo to bring India and Pakistan to agreement on a propscd plebiscite. The Balkan committee has mada no progress in ending the differences between Greece and her Communist neighbors to lh£ north. Tt keeps close wateh on the border, however, and reports any evidence of outside' aid to Greece's guerrilla forces. The new missions lo Africa are See UNITED NATIONS on Page 12 greaser, received honorable mention;" Harold Stidbury and his South- crneis, with Miss Betty Lee Mc- Cutchcn as entertainer, furnished the mi'.sic. the studio misjudged the baby's ... rival and was caught with its prints clown. Other eruptions: A theater chain operator in Columbus. Ind., refused to book the film, as did j. p. Fincran, president of Syndicate Theaters, Inc., which operates 12 theaters in the midwest. Announced J, P.: "II Is lime the c.Thlhilors of the to remain In New York lor his TV , series, "Rocky King. Ace Dclectlvc." Now It's "doc eyes" In the charm department. An ace Hollywood make-up artist reports droves of dolls clogging his appointment lists j tor professional know-how on that j exaggerated eye effect they've seen recently on magazine models. Marie Wilson has been ( toying with the "doe eye 1 ' scheme! Joan nation refused (o play pictures slar- j caullicld thinks she may adopt the business." Lloyd T. Binlord, the Memphis, Tcnn., censor, said no Bergman films will be allowed to show there. A group of Long Bcacli, Calif., church women urged the women of America to boycott Ihe picture An Akron, O., theater canceled the Bergman film, "Under Capricorn," substituted "And Baby Makes Three." RKO Is trying nol to look like a yoiiiigstcr who just found a $10 bill in front of a candy store, but a studio spokesman couldn't resist whispering to me: "Ingrfd's baby added $5.CCO,000 lo the profits of the picture." she'll wear in a new film. Barrymorc Sought John Barrymorc, Jr.'s success in ''The Sundowners" has every major studio attempting lo borrow him Sec KT>1 SON on Vane a McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William B. McKcnney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Scrvlco Squeeze Piety Knowing U. S. moviegoers ralh-i Urinflt Sll\' /V T r well, I'm sure the baby did. " >-"•<•''•«• Kslher, lied Teamed ( Now tl , At Ecl K In«bcr, former f. Mr. Klauber A A.103 4. Aj>.2 Mrs. Klauber A Kji ¥ A J 7 2 » AK . • Lesson hand — E-W vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 2 N. T. Pnss 4 N. T. Pass 5 V 6 N. T. Pass • Pass Opening — A Q Pass Pass 21 Music-Malcer The opening lend of the queen of spartcs was won in dummy with Ihe king. Now Mr. Klaubcr made a safety play. He led a small club to his ace and returned a club, only to'find that East was out of clubs. Dummy's queen was played which West won with the king. The four of diamonds was re-' turned, which dummy won with the king. Mr. Klauber proceeded to cash four heart Irlcks, winning Ihe last heart wllh the ace and discarding the ten of spades from his hand. The ace of diamonds was cashed and a small spado led to the ace. West found himself squeezed. If he let go the ten of diamonds de- HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 It has two 13 Go back 14 Bay window 15 Sea eagle 16 Convert of St. Paul 18 Golf device 19 Arabian garment SO Shop 21 Finish 22 Tantalum (symbol) 23 Exempli gralia (ah.) 24 Slight 27 Entice 29 Thus 30 Higher 31 Hebrew deity 32 Toward 33 Crcalcd 35Sclh's son 38 Ahy 39 Concerning 40 Negative word 42 Bargain events •J7 Courtesy title 48 Cravat 49 Hidden treasure 50 Hawaiian food 51 Empty 53 Ductile 55 Sharpen 56 Pens VERTICAL . 1 Handles 2 Medicinal 3 Volcano in Sicily 4Correlalive of cither 5 Soaks 6 Lure 7 German king 8 Organ of smell 0 Comparalive suftix 10 Quote 27 It belongs to 11 Sharper Ihe • class 12 Snow vehicle 28 Above 17 Abraham's 33 Insect home (Bib.) 34 Oil 2511 is no longer36Bird 37 Sequence 26 Part in a 41 Rend stage play. 42 Pace 43 Measure ol area 44 French novelist 45 Level 48Romil 47 Expectorate 52 Negative reply 54 Chinese rives MO,, \ 50

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