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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 11, 1950
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YAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAULD. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BtYTOEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 6ol« National Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c«.Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, At!»nl», Memphis. Entered BS second class matter at the post- offica at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1017. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevflie or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year, |2.50 for six months, $1.23 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without nitural affection, implacable, unmerciful.—Romans 1:31. '"V ;• * * * You know that a little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. This charity of thought is not merely to be exercised, toward the poor; it is to be exercised toward all men.—John Ruskln. Barbs Fathers are now finding out. that son's first year In college develops a fine sense of touch. * * « Just stop paying the installments on jour car If you want to gel hack on your feel. * * « Cider season Is here again—but don't take It too hard I "•'.•: * * * Any mother with six boys has darn hard work—and, when it comes to their socks, hard darn work. • ' • • * . The season for summer camps Is over—the place where little boys went for mother's vacation. Stossen-Stalin Talks Might Serve the Kremlin's Purpose Offhand it might seem that no great harm could come from a face to face * talk between Harold Stassen and Joseph Stalin, as the former Minnesota governor proposes. Stassen, not being a representative of the U. S. government, could make known 1 0 Stalin America's determination to resist all Soviet aggression. He could reaffirm our great .desire for lasting peace. But nothing the world would say would formally commit the U. S. government to anything at all. The United States might learn, in return, the current thinking in the Kremlin on the outlook for peace and a settlement of major world issues. Theoretically, a clearing of the international atmosphere might follow. The trouble with Stassen's plan is thai Russia never enters discussions of this sort with sincere and honest motives. Right now Soviet leaders face a damaging defeat in Korea. More than that, they look upon an aroused Western world that is arm- ,ing as never before to meet their every advance into fresh territory. Many signs already have appeared that Moscow is softening its attitude, almost certain• ly with the aim of lulling the West back ' -into its old state of false security. Sov•Jet representatives at the UN mention "peace talks." --•-„.. Who can believe these overtures are genuine? Blowing hot and cold is a standard Russian technique. If the Russians could succeed now in weakening the West resolve to rearm, they could cancel out much of the loss they suffered by touching off the Korean war. To accept their overtures at face value would be merely to play their game. For the same reason, conversations between Stas.sen and Stalin would Play into Soviet hands. They would surely use the opportunity to offer stout assurances of their peaceful aims, their wish to make the UN a force for world order, and so O n. Slassen would be a perfect foil for a device that could easily deceive the world once more about true Russian purposes. Indeed, Stassen may well be just the man they're looking for. By dint of his ability to command a large American and Western audience, he would be a fine mouthpiece for Moscow's latest peace propaganda. It would be little short of criminal to have the world's hopes of peace raised falsely again, as they have been so many times by cynical Russian leaders bent upon global conquest. Until Russia gives evidence by deed rather than word that she means "peace" when she says it, we in the West ought to limit her chances to throw verbal smoke screens. A man-to-man Slassen- tjtfllm talk would probably serve just exactly the opposite end—and thus help tlie Soviet Union, No Conine Catcher He Stray dogs all over the country must b« padding about with uplifted ear* and a new sense of security these days. It isn't that some rich fellow has created an endowment fund for strays and thereby removed the specter of hunger, it isn't that the veterinary medical associations hav« decided to set up free clinics to keep the wandering canines in the full bloom of health. It's just (hat President Truman said he would not appoint John L.'Lewis dog catcher. Views of Others Amendment No. 44 Overdoes a Good Thing Too much of a tail is used to the proposed kite of terms for the governor and state constitutional officers, For (his proposal, Amendment No. 44, would go down the line from the statehouse lo the county courthouse with its increase of tenures from two years to four, Members of the House of Representatives would be Included in the wholesale doubling of terms. That totals too much of what might be a good thing, if taken in a moderate dose—that is, four-year terms for the governor and the state constitutional officers. There are advantages in lengthening the service of these public servants, particularly for the governor. He now has to spend so much of his first term "politicking" to get a second term, that the people really have a kind of pcst^grnduate candidate in their top state job during his initial two years, and not a thorough-going executive, free to act in the best interests of the whole public. Four-year terms for county officials would enlarge and enrich the opportunities to build political machines. There's been enough bad government from that source, without flinging the doors wider open to it. A good county official Is under no great expense to get re-elected. For a pcor one. iwo years is long enough to wait for a chance to turn him out. The House of Representatives should be close to the people, and two-year terms help much in making it responsive to their wishes. Federal congressmen are elected for only two years, and the founding fathers put that short-term check on (hem for the precise purpose of tethering them close to the voter. We have in our longer-termed Senate a check on the House going too far in catering to voter groups. Just as the authors of our national government created the same restraint In the U. S. Senate. It Is hard enough now to keep legislators, state and national, from jumping obediently to the crack of every pressure group's whip, it would be far harder If our representatives had four-year terms. That would be too much time for the people lo forget maneuvers against iheir interests. This amendment should be voted down as a project for removing local and state governments too far from the people. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT This Matter of-Beer Among the sidelights of our tough little war abroad is the question of the beer ration in Korea. The Methodist Church's Board of Temperance comes through with some quotes that, if authentic, suggest that the quoted flunked badly the course In public relations, 'mis is not the first time that a beverage Industry has found its worst enemies in its own ranks. But the question on the fighting frcnt is not what the temperance and/or prohibition folk back home want, but the simple one of what the men In the lines back of it want. And the simple fact remains that the beer ration Is not forced upon anyone. Candidly, most of him takes it and likes it. "'Beer]' said the privates!" is a far from unauthentic line in'the balladry of World War II. Rudyard Kipling argued plausibly, as rhythmically, that 'when it conies to slaughter, you will do your work on water" and that is true. jNo commanders want intoxicating liquors in a drive and "Dutch, courage" has little authentic value. But once released from the strain of combat, soldiers do want relaxation. Beer with an American 4 per cent Alcoholic content has proved a satisfactory substitute for more violent stimulation. But the only reliable authority on either need or desirability Is the soldier himself. He Is the man who alone should be heard on the question of beer or no beer. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say You can't fight communism with a lace handkerchief—Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R., Wisconsin). • • « Those walls could really talk. Mauy's the time a husband sat In one booth with a blonde and next to him was his wife—with a boy friend They couldn't see each other because the booths were so high, but we had a special side door so one of them could sneak out without being caught.—Mildred Lucey, proprietor of a Hollywood restaurant popular with early film stars + « . Aside from the drudgery, It was a vivid study in human nature and an opportunity to examine our federal penal system from wlthin.-J. Parrell Thomas, former New Jersey representative, upon release from prison. • * « All presidents make mistakes .We are glad to sit with ont who, when he made a mistake, was big enough to admit it.—William Green, AFL president, upon entering the White House for a »peci»l conference Uncle Samson and Delilah WEDNESDAY, OCTOBBK 11, Pefer ft/son's Washington Column — Right or Wrong, Johnson Made The Pentagon Dollar-Conscious Bv DOUGLAS 1..1RSPV tr v I ... UN in Crucial Debate Over Peace Proposal By DeWITT MuKENZIE ' by U,N. military forces Th*» .~ u AP Forticn Affaln Aulytt | enable the peace ' ^^ This U a crucial moment in the apply sanction* to life of the United Nations—one | back them up. that can make it or render it Im-1 In «hort, the U.N. U potent in the matter of maintaining peace. That is the significance of the United States proposals now before the General Assembly Political Committee. This program is designed to give the Assembly emergency powers to combat aggression. Specifically It provides, among other things, the creation of stand- Bv DOUGLAS LARSR.V NKA Slaff CorrrsiKimlcnf (Peter KiUon is In Kuronc on a special assignment.) WASHINGTON (NBA) — Prom now on, as never before in the j peacetime history of this country,! the average U. S. citizsn will find I the military moving in on his pri- ! v.-ue Jife. Taxes are sping up lo finance the mobilization. The draft "n integral part of every young an's life. All kinds of consum- i er goods will go up in price and be in short supply ss the services stock up on this and that item. No man with a special skill or training can consider himself a free a^ent any longer. He has become military property. The degree to which defense officials can keep this encroachment or the military palatable to the civilian popul-'ion will determine the nation's patience and ability to maintain an adequate defense against the threat of Russian aggression. The Korean afiair has everybody steamed up about a big defense. But the taxpayer Is fickle. Lirscn If K:rea turns out to be an Isolated incident and not the first of a chain of such events, as the military now considers it, the economy ax over the Pentagon will again become a popular political symbol. This will be even more of a clanger if the wily Russians pretend to relax their belligerence for a few years. Just two years of this kind of strategic waiting by the Commies would probably be ample time to have the populace screaming for military budget cute, and put the country again on the high road to military unpreparedness. Johnson Taught » Good Les M n This is why the experience of Louis Johnson Is a vital influence in our military future. Unfortunately, there are too many high brass In the Pentagon who feel that Johnson's rude ouster Is a complete repudiation of everything he did while In office and a mandate to them to reverse his policies. That thinking is the mast dangerous factor in the present situation. No matter how obncxious Johnson might seem to have been right now as secretary of defense, his big goal in practically everything he did was to make the military more palatable to the taxpayer. His failure, among other things, was in try- Ing to ram what he considered a good thing for them down the taxpayer's throat. And he wasn't very subtle about hiding the political motives behind many of his actions. Also, of course, he failed to c:mprehend the new type of cooperation with the State Department which the military must maintain in the country's new international role. Nevertheless, as anyone knows who has been close to his turbulent stay In the Pentagon, he accomplished plenty of good there. He made the people who handle the money dollsr-conscious for the first time in to years. Under Johr.ron the services got together on a unified budget, an extremely important tool In promoting efficiency. His now-ridiculed claim of cutting out fat and leaving muscle has saved a lot of lives In Korea. He Eliminated Unneeded Hospitals For example, one of his most criticized "hatchet Jobs" waj cutting out half-filled military hospitals around the country. This particular economy was a special barb in the sides of many congressmen. A military hospital is a nice plum for a community. But the hundreds of doctors who were freed from this wasteful duty In See EDSON on Pare 15 IN HQUYwnon Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service In 1933 Dr. Evarts Graham of st Louts removed > lung from a fellow physician who had a cancer. The patient was cured and has remained in active practice ever since The next year a 3'i-year-old g'lri had a lung tumor removed in Bal- tinnre. The child recovered without difficulty and lived to be eight years old when she died of an accident but without any trouble from :he tumor. Since that time many, many people with cancer or other tumors of Inching have undergone this operation. The results are astonishingly ?ood. In one group of patients for whom this operation was done.! more than one-third were alive, well and leading active lives months' or years later. Because cancer of the lung Is always fatal, unless it s removed, the operation is well worthwhile. The most important factor in the jeatment of cancer of the lung— 'ike that of cancer elsewhere— is Ime. Delay Is not only serious but often fatal. For this reason a person vho has a chronic cough, the cause if which cannot be readily explained, should not put off goinq to the phycilan. Fortunately, an X-ray of the lung is of great help in making an early diagnosis. Other Tnslruments Help Also an Instrument equipped with lights and mirrors called a cron- choscope Is invaluable. This Instrument can be passed down the windpipe to that part of the lung which is shown to be suspicious by the X-ray. Then a tiny bit of tissue can be removed, pulled out through the whether It shall fac» up to th» llgatloru for which It wai cr»at»d or adopt th« role of an Intern, tional debating society—noisy hu. Ineffective. "* But, someone demands, hajm't the U.N. just applied (auctions «f( M lively in the case of Korea? A I)ull« M.kcs Point l ^ Yes, and Jolin raster Dulles, Re. publican advisor to Secretray 0 « State Acheson, called attention to this In presenting the Americas program before the political committee. Dulles declare dthat the U.N. collective action in the Korean crlsU was the pattern for action by tht peace organization In the, futur« however, he said that only'a M rle» of accidents made success possible These accidents Included Russla'j boycott to the Security Council ii, June and her eonsequent inability to veto the Korean project, the presence of American troops on armistice duty in Japan, and re. ports from the U.N. Commission on Korea. So the American program is devised to make sure that in future the U.N. won't be dependent on i series of accidents to halt aggression. As pointed out In previous columns, it was precisely on this point of inability to take sanctions that the late and unlamented League of Nations foundered. It lacked the courage to back up its decisions for peace, a notable example being the manner in which Japan was allowed to get away with her aggression against Chinese Manchuria in 1531. No Military Forces Sanctions weren't employed |i%. cause the !e?KUf had no mint**forces of its own, and the nations which would have had to enforce sanctiora feared it might cause war with Japan. So the league gave the Jsps a verbal slap on the wrist by labeling them aggressors. Yesterday's session produced i surprising and highly Interesting development. Dulles left the door open for suoport of the plan by Russia, which previously had been antagonistic. The American representative made the telling argument that if the Soviet representa- ... ____________ bronchosccpe, and examined linger tivc5 believe, as they profess, tha the the microscope. This will give diagnosis of cancer. Cancer of the lung Is probably Increasing more rapidly than any other form of cancer. Until medlca'l science has learned of some way of prevcntnig cancer or of treating it medically; it is encouraging to realize that this disease, even though located In what appears to be A part of the. body h'.rd to ret at. still can yield so successfully to surgery. Some patients have been cured of long cancer and' have been active and enjoyed good health for as long as 17 years. But those, who delay are running enormous risks. !»T ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Corrranorrtenl HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Behind the Screen: studio biographies prepared for Rirhard Greene hint that the lad practically doubles up with embarrassment every lime somebody rclcrs to his curly hair and diirmlcs. So I asked him about the pralty-bny l"nk. "It rmy have been a problem when 1 first started, l"il not now."! JHrk Kriimnl. "I'm 13 years oMc-r. I "Haw long have I wanted to direct? Just since the day when I started as a prop-man with John Ford In a picture called 'Mother Machree'." The buzz that John and Howard Hughes are growling at one another because of the delay In completing scenes for "Jet Pilot" Is denied by Wayne, who told me' "They're simple, casv nroi- and Jumping around in wigs aurt silk pants ever since he breithed hntly down IJndn Darnell's neck In "Forever Amber." "T wouldn't mind beine stuck in costume pictures for a whilr." he shrined. "Many a chap in Hollywood has done well behind a sword' " iN'olc lo bnbhy soxcrs of Twenties: Eugene O'Brien. co-st?.r Norma Talmadgo in sm^'jl-lr smooch dramas. Is okav foiln- the Nolc from Harry Clmring: "On the order of 'G-Men' 'T- Men. 1 and 'C-Men.' how about a movie about preachers titled 'A- Men."' Esther Williams has made reservations at Santa Monica hospital for her December stork date. Doris Dowltng. once s Goctwyn find is getting critical huzzihs In the Rice." She Ihe film version of £r arvey"— has his father to see the show. The month patriarch, an old-country gent who ' him suffer, watched the shew <t-l „«„ ,u icnilv and then said: be i liil.i's Kiln \o More Rita Hayvvorth has lost her film' Identity for the reissue of ' Gilds." < completed this J, »„"- ['» Barker „« ' K," I "° v!c ' * ' "" '" 1 " "" "' She's billed as "Princess Aly Khan!" . . . Hcdy Lamnrr's new romantic throb Is Joe Mailman, who owns wonderful." There's an amusing switch on the ,...„., ,,. „!,,. .iicimiioii, i> iiu uv. i js ;i fjlDlOIJC iT'lJf f/lrcif a Jinn "i"1 t shavin* blade company and a couple day you can ™eCa talmaMancr- of hotels. ^ ^ ^ n " n ' Mr ' ' mpcdum ''" La™'Turner Follow (hi- Sun," Ilir. film hlo- ""acos^and^ima 6 1" "^m,"" 3 " graphy of n™ Hogan, wilt brine; beautiful place" "hat a lilt thai Hoqan was a natural Mi i "VPS " ««»•'. n;,,,» •!.„ , M*. Hi- learned ,„ bit ^ m ^^ a ,. m " «*« "ay . by putlillf bis Irft . . . !fV h fl C Sc!i r S lln ' 1 -n T "',, \ I™*™"'. M«. Jones: >r IfH iianrtcu dims, The (lash-bulb fraternlt.v it „.„!. 0 JACCBY ON BRIDGE H.v OSWALD .IACOBY Written for NEA Service Lou Put on Ice By Pessimistic Pete Larceny Lou was In to see me yesterday with a legitimate complaint. Here it | s in his own words "1 played with my wife in the club duplicate yesterday. We would have won it easily if ft hadn't been i for Pessimistic Pete. He sat South and I sat East on the hand that cost us the tournament. The bid ding was short and decisive Pete showed no pessimism and had no trouble bidding the diamond slam My wife opened the four of clubs. Pete won with the ace led over to dummy's ace of diamonds and returned to the king in his own hand. After n couple of groans be club. back. Pete .Irumoed high, entered dummy with the nine r>f trumps and discarded his three Ifi s - nig hearts on the three good spades Curtalnsl . : "It is Just your reputation bltln? back at you." I said. "I'll bet if an ordinary player had made your play Pete would have picked nn vour Iwt! trump before taking the second spade finesse and you would have set the hand. By the way. how did Generous George Do?" "He won the tournament. America has regressive Intentions, "then, they will want the profec- lien that these proposals will af. ford." • . After Dulles' finished his presentation Soviet Fr>rei»n Minister Andrei VLshirtky told the committee that Russia favors some" points in the American progrjrh. The forelsn minister^didn't amplify this statement, which "created both surprise and puzzlement. Some wondered whether the Soviet was making a virtue of necessity, inasmuch as the veto can't be uri in the Assembly proceedings -W block any measure. -This American program, which means so much to the effectiveness of the U.N., also is sponsored by Britain, Prance. Canada, the Philippines,; Turkey and Uruguay _ A strong and representative backing. of course." said Lou. "The lucky so- 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. Allen Huddleston. Mrs. O. O. i'ardaway, Miss Clara Louis Davis and Miss Elizabeth Moss of Dyersburg, - Tenn., houseguest of Miss and-so held the West hand but our ,Jold friend Hard Luck Joe played Miss Ruth Butt.yesterday when the hand against George. George's partner also opened the four of clubs. Joe had no problem with the hand at all. He simply drew three rounds of trumps and finessed the jack of spades. Naturally, George, with his well known generosity, let it hold. Joe finessed again and George grabbed the queen, leaving Joe with three hi?h spartes In dummy and no way to gel to them. Joe was down three and the top score gave George the tournament. Mary Catherine Martin, were gucsla of Miss Ruth Butt. yesterday when I she had the second party of the Younger Set Bridge club .organized last week. Following luncheon, bridge was, played with Mrs. J. W. Adams winning high score and Mrs. Huddleston, second. high. Mrs. Dixie Crawford entertained members of the Young Matrons Club yesterday afternoon at her home when Mrs. B?ker Wilson received high score prize. Mr. and Mr.s. Tom Jackson (DEALER) n A AK 1098 A"' »754 » A96 A87 ¥KJ108 N 6 » 7 + Q964 2 North 1 A 3 A 5 • Pass W E S AJ2 » AQ32 « KQJ1C *A E-W vul AQ7IU, »54S + KJ 105 3 82 East South Wort Pass 3 < Pass 4 \ > Pass r Pa.« Pass 6 » p»« Pass Opening lead—* 4 cause the trumps had not broken Pete led the Jack of spades and played the eight from dummy. By this time, I had made up my mind that Pete's ace of clubs was s singleton and thai my only chance was to refuse to win that spade trick. Accordingly, I played the five of spades without batting an eye. "The play almost worked. Pete went into one of his huddles and finally led the deuce of spades and fl'iesscd once more. All t could do was lo take that trick; otherwise 1 would lose my queen ol spade*. 1 led Food Fish HORIZONTAL 4 Sun god 5 Desire 8 Girl's nam« 7 Waxed 8 Leer 9 Company (ab.) 10 Before 11 Shrewd 12 Approached 17 Half an em 20 Called 21 Huge 1 Depicted fish 8 H lives in the U Flyer 14 Furze 15 Moulh parl 16 Fish basket 18 Japanese outcast 13 A (op 2Q City in Oklahoma " ••"«= 22 Chaldean city 24 Cause 23 Ujjbleached 2S Possessors 25 Memorandum 33 Fish ge " us 27 Appear ™ T "™ 28 Was obligated 29 Part of "be" 30 Reeistered nurse (ab.) 31 Thus 32 Pronoun 33 Soon 35 Shield bearing 38 Not one 39 Employs 40 Average (ab.) 41 Physicians 47 Near 48 Container 30 Musical instrument 51 Fruil drink 52 Keen 54 Light shoe 56 Surgical thread 57 Seasonert VERTICAL 1 Circles of light 2 r-'iovv left yesterday to visit relatives Answers to Previous Puzzla 36 Conductor 45 Jug 37 Natural (all 4« Train (IK* 42 Bake chamber 49 Woody frvul In a stove 51 Mimic *3 Caius Juliuj 53 Toward ; Ub.) 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