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PAGE FOU* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TM COURIER NEWS CO. B. W, HAINES, Publisher A. HAINF.S, Assistant Publisher A. PREDRICKSON, Editor . HUMAN, Advertising Manager Ktttoiul Adrertlsinf Representatives: Wftmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, MetnphU. u Kcond claw matteV it the postal BlythevIHe, Arkansas, under act of. Con- October «, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week, By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per j*»r, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, 11250 per year payable In advance. ' Meditations Blnseii k the man that rfoelh this, and the •on of man that layelh hold on it; that keep*th the sabhalh from polluting it, and kcepelh his hftnd from do-Ing arty evil.—Isaiah 56:2. • + + A world without a Sabbath would be like a man.without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like « homestead without a garden. H is the joyous day ol the whole week.—Beecher. Barbs Leaves are falling again, so now for the fun at strolling through the 'woods with the sun blazing the trail. * * * Tulip bulbs are on the market again. To ihow who plant them inside, here's pot luck to youl » * * Automobiles twd people who constantly knock need working on. * * * Folks who like catsup and chili sauce, jet awm to use the ol* tomato! * • ' * * ' ' What i great handicap children must b* to anyone who wishes to b« unhappy. 'War Jitters' Is a Disease That Gan't Be Quarantined It ha* happened several times lately. The most recent was in Brooklyn, when «n explosion in the sewer system sent manhole covers blowing into the street. The manhole covers weren't the on- If things to blow their tops. Brooklyn- it««, possibly still jittery over what happened to the Dodgers in the National Lea'gue, blew theirs, too. For a few frantic minutes, there were screams of "It's war," and "The Russians are bomb- big u«." It's a natural reaction to these feverish times. War threats and war budget* ar« constantly in the news. Anybody who isn't a little jittery is pretty phlegmatic. Maybe "war jitters" is sim'ply"a disease of 1950, just as apple vendors were a disease of 1932, But it's a disease that is very unhealthful. It's very contagious; you can't simply quarantine it. And there doesn't ieem to be any treatment that works on all the cases. The best remedy appears'to be plenty of sleep, lots of good food and strong faith that the strength and intelligence of America should be able to ward off a big shooting war. Having the jitters is one thing, but letting them explode into panic is something worse. Some people, like those squeamish Brooklynilcs, see an armed • Russian in every dark alley and an H- bomb falling from every cloud. To ward off this panic lakes more than sleep, food and faith. U takes knowledge and cold, practical logic—the kind of logic and knowledge that makes the experts say a full-scale war is still far off. You know that America is once more building up its muscle. You know that Russia is still battling back from a severely-damaged economy. You know that the Russian-backed Nortli Koreans took a pasting when they expected easy victory. Knowing those things should be a comfort. Practically, it means that Russia is not in a good position to start a war. And, despite their erratic streak, the Russians are practical when it comes to war. ' Have your jitters, if you must. But there's no point in panic at this point. Next time somebody pops a paper bag, or a sewer manhole makes like a rocket, don't dive for the nearest bomb •helter. Just relax, smile and say, "Phoo- •r on panic." A Timely Meeting President Truman's decision to meet with General MacArthur over this coming weekend is a smart political as well •i diplomatic mova. In addition to showing th» r««t of th« world the importance h« place* MI the Far Eastern situation, th» m««ting may be used by the Chief Executiv* to heal the breach in the Administration's bipartisan foreign policy. It will provid* answer to those Republican and Democratic critics who have been saying that MacArlhur's views on the Oriental problem, based on long years of first hand observation, have been passed over by the President. ' Another point that Mr. Truman might have in mind is the fact that the dramatic effect of such a meeting at • ' sea, shrouded in elaborately publicized secrecy, will not be lost on the public as election time draws near. The President is an old hand at gaining the best results from such effects, as the 1948 election proved. Views of Others I Inflation Is Already Here — Now What? ' . With each passing day, it becomes more difficult to understand President Truman's failure .to use the powers given him by Congress to curb Inflation. This week Ihe Air Force told the House , Armed Services committee that loaring prices had lucked from 5315,000,000 to (300,000,000 onti the cost of its program to construct 4,428 new planes by Ihe middle ot 1952. Either the nation loses the equivalent of 750 F-M jet fighter piano or additional funds must be appropriated. . As Chairman Carl vinson quickly remarked, (he United States obviously Is not going to settle for fewer airplanes. If anything, the number will be Increased. And Air. Vliuon'i committee is conducting hearings, as well it mlglit, to study the effect of the rising price spiral on the armaments expansion that Congress has already approved. What has happened in the case of airplanes will prove equally true, beyond question, in the case of everything from heavy cruisers to mess kits. ,' There Is not much point in seeking villaini on whom to blame these spectacular increases, although doubtless war profiteers of deepest dye turned tip. The major part of the damage was done by the law of supply and demand; it coujd have been predicted by nnyim''" • Jiar with elementary economics. Bernard Baruch was advocating controls over wugei ,...„ '...., ' months ago. It is unfortunate indeed that Mr. Truman saw fit to reject the Elder Statesman's advice, and • that, he is apparently contenting himself—until after the elections, at least—with creampuff restrictions. Not only must the taxpayer foot the bill for » war machine rebuilt at inflated prices, but he Is confronted with A mounting. cost barometer for his own business,'personal and family needs, In last Sunday's St. Louis Post Dispatch. Joseph Hanlon marshalled Impressive facts to show that Inflation u already here. Bureau of Labor Statistics price indexes reveal basic com- / modllies to he up 25 per cent since Korea was plunged into war, wholesale prices up 7 per cent. Corporation profits were at an all-time high in the second quarter of the ye«f ; _Wages have already been increased in the "alilofnotive and electrical manufacturing Industries. The CIO Steelworkers are pushing their demands. Consumer Indebtedness has Jumped at a spectacular rate. The overall picture is alarming, it Is high time that. Mr. Truman showed Ihe same quality of decisive leadership on the economic front that he demonstrated In dealing with the military situation in Korea. "Voluntary" controls and empty threats will not put out the fire of inflation. Neither will eloquent appeals for moderation. Those Americans who realize that the nation must face years of heavy outlay for defense are not merely willing to accept decisive action on the government's part. They are demanding auch action. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Hundred and Ten Wives The pcor old Pon of Bikom and his 110 wives are back In the news again. A committee of United Nations spent the last year looking into the affairs ot the 81-year-old African chieftain. Members now tell the Gene-' ral Assembly at Lake Success that the rest of the worm, ought to keep it* 'nose out of the Pon's business. Iraq's Delegate Awni Khaltdy says there Is much misunderstanding about multiple marriages in Africa, anyway; they are, In fact, largely •'. torn of social security." Besides, he adds, the. ladies do not seem to object. The same Near Eastern delegate sums up thusly: "Leave the old man alone; it is enough to handle 100 women at' a time. May God' give him strength in his arduous task;" It may not be bad advice to us western busybodies at that. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Soy Unless the supply of trained elementary teachers is increased immediately, thousands of young children wjll be placed in the hands of persons with .nib-standard training.—w. B. Bliss, executive secretary of the Ohio Education Association. , * • • The very essence, of constitutional freedom of press and of speech Is to allow more liberty than the good citizen will lake.—Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. •» • » If George Patton were alive and here in my place he'd either be at the Manchm-ian border or he'd been dead of nervous exhaustion.—MaJ.- Oen. Hobart Gay, commander of the 1st Cavalry DivUlon. •' •ATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, Sez the Donk«y Peter Edson't Washington Column — Labour Party Has Young Men Backing Up Its Aging Leaders LONDON—(NEA)—A recent nub- tor-known superiors LONDON—(NEA)—A recent public opinion survey In Britain asked Ihe man In the street how many members o( Ihe Labour government cabinet he could name. The result was a surprise. Mr. Average Citizen could name not more than these halt dozen: Prime Minister .Clemcnl Attlec; Foreign Secretary Ernest B e v I n; Chancellor of the Peler Erioon Exchequer (Secretary of the Treasury) Sir Stafford Cripps; Minister ot Town and Cflllll- Iry Planning Hugh Dallon; Minister of Defense Emamiel Shinwcll; Minister of Health Aneurin Bevnn. That was about all. n represented only a third of the British cabinet of 18 ministers. . It Is doubtful if a similar quiz In the United Stales on the Trnmim cabinet would turn up a better average. But In Britain, this bad show-Ing vva.i .taken as a sign of weakness In the Labour Party. What would happen when these big six died or retired? Would It be the end. by default, or Ihe Labour government nnd Its socialization tvnrt nationalization programs? Or were there some rising young men In the party to csrry on? British political expert.';, and civil service officials In Ills Majesty's government began looking nt the Labour members o! Parliament with new Interest. A New, Young- Hroup Backs Up The Oldsters Their analysis gave new prominence to u group of smnrt young leaders like Cripps and Bevin, whose health Is not good. There Is a difference between these younger men and their bel- ter-known superiors. The oldsters In the Labour Party all came up the hard way, through the ranks of the trades union movement. They had not had what nre referred to us "all the advantages." The younger men are more of the "intellectual" type. They have been well educated. They joined the Labour Party because they believed In its principles and programs, and were fed up with Conservative failures. They are more the type of Sir Oliver Franks, the exceptionally brilliant Oxford professor of philosophy who so ably represents the British in Washington. The names of these young men who are snid by'competent British observers to have a real future In the Labour Party nre little known in the United States. All are, of course, elected members of Parliament. Tills is the first requisite for membership in the British sub-cabinet. There are 17 "ministers not in the cabinet" and 24 "other ministers" which make up this full leadership of the Labour Party government. Watch These Names Here nre some of these young men going places in British politics, whose names are expected to become better known to Americans in the next few years: H. T. N. Oaltskcll, 44. Minister of State for Economic Affairs. He was a first honors man at Oxford, later a professor at University ot London. In the recent Illness and absence of Sir Stafford Cripps, Hugh Oaitskell has taken over the full load of responsibility. K. a. Younger,- 43. Minister of State. The son of a viscount, he wns a wartime major In the Intelligence Corps, nnd later served as »n UNRRA official. J. Harold Wilson, 34. President of the Board of Trade. Another economics professor who served in mi- nor positions In the coalition rov- ernment war cabinet and as a civil servant. Hector McNeil. 42, Minister for Scotland. A Glasgow-born journalist, he was private secretary to Cabinet Minister P. J. Noel-Baker, as well as a. vice president of the UN Assembly in 1847. P. C. Gordon-Walker. 43, Secretary of Stale for Commonwealth Relations. A historian and author of "Outline of Man's History," he worked as private secretary to Herbert Morrison, Lord President of the Council. In Addition lo these five, there Is another quintet of younger men on whom the Labour Party relies: John Dugdale. 45. Minister of Colonial Affairs. Son of an Army colonel and a war veteran himself, he served RS secretary to Clement Attlee In 1945. Alfred Robens. 40, Parliamentary Secretary for Power. He Is > former trade union secretary. Geoffrey de Freltas, 37, a parliamentary Undersecretary of State Another, former Attlee private secretary, he was « Yale student A. M. Crawley, 42, parliamentary undersecretary for Air. He remained a staunch defender of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin for his cooperation with America when that was an unpopular of action _R. R. Stokes, 53. Minister of. wonts. He is > manufacturer and a 1 World War I major whose presence In the Labour government has been something of a political puzzle. But all these younger men have sometimes been classified as "the voices of moderr.iiation" In the Labour Party. Not that there Is any split seen In the party's ranks or principles. It Is Just lhat they are not all-out advocates of reform And they may play an Important part In shaping future Labour government policy. Direct Chinese Help In Korea Unlikely Th« DOCTOR SAYS Unfortunately, colitis which Is the ordinary term that doctors now use for spastic colon, Is one of the most difficult things to relieve completely. <5—If colitis is not relieved by six months of diet and sedatives, is It advisable to resort to surgery? Does It affect the back? P.D.R. A—A ipislle colon Is Effected by diet but Is also closely related lo the nervous system. Anger, worry, By »«WITT AP Foreign AffaJra Anil,* The continued driv« of U.N. fore«« Into North oKrea In pursuit o< th» Red Korean army of aggrewion ij causing much speculation whethw Communist Chlni li likely to In' I erven* to save her Ideological «oul male. t That's a natural question for »ev- eral reasons. China'* Manchuria has a common frontier with Nortl Korea, and Pelplng doesn't any foreign power In con Moreover, Chinese Communist Premier Chou En-la! has broadcast a warning that China won't ' with North loesn't yaiiVl ontrol theRr .mi thirds of thai Mrt alay, make i 'u ?" y "Hi"* °" " er nel 8"»>"« whatever that may the condition worse, and this Is the reason why you have not received relief. Surgery Is nof Indicated unless It Is ulcerallve. colilit. Frequently some of the sympfoms of spastic. colon »re back. referred to the Q— Is It all right to let a small baby cry and scream without paying any attention to !t? Some people thins It is good for their lungs. f believe some crying is all right, but too much will hurt the baby. Reader. , h A—I agree with you. Ton much I , cr.vlng In a small baby—partlcular- y mean. And Indian Prime Minister Uehru has declared there Is danger of Chines* involvement if U.N. troops drive to the Manchurian border. Well, what's the answer? In this a correct appraisal and, If so. dow the United Nations abandon its fight and order U.N. commander in a boy— may lead to a rupture. On Hip ntlier hand, a baby should not be picked up ever.v lime !( cries. • • • Q— Is penicillin now used to reduce the appetite in overweight persons? N.P.P. A— Nof lhat I know of. Q— I am 22 years old and for the last six years have had spots on my skin which do not tan with the rest of my body. What could this be? J.B. A— The most likely possibility is a skin condition called leiiknderma or vflillgo. This Is not a serious disease but llierc is no accepted cure for It. There is a strong family tendency lo the condition. Q-Are vitamins helpful or harmful for one who has hypertension? Is it advisable or not for such a person lo travel by airplane? J.G. A— Vitamins In normal amounts should he taken liy a person with hypertension but there, are no reasons to hrlievc that excessive amounts would he eKhrr helpful or harmful. With regard to travel hy airplane, a lot depends on the rie- Kree of high blood pressure. Also Ihe alliluilc nf flylrif and the use of pressurized cabins play a part in Ihe ilecision. Since Hie n,ueslion Is an Individual hypertension ne. the patient should. rnnsnlC ith IN HOLLYWOOD Br KRSK1NK JOHNSON NK.\ Slafl Cnrrespnmlrnt HOLLYWOOD (NEA)-Tclcvlsion \ played a bigger role than Judy Oarland was willing to publicly' admit when she negotiated a release Irom her MOM contract.. Several TV appearances (barred by the MGM contract) are In the olfing. Rumor to the contrary, MGM tried to keep Judy's name on the doted line for «t least one film a year, but she said no. Joan Fontaine's quick quip about that horraonlnl phwlogr.ipb of her In the billboards for "Born lo Be Ba<l"i "Really, I'm n vertical actress." • » * Ed Gardner's "Duffy's Tavern" won't get on the air this year but NBC still has to pay him a salary for 52 weeks. When the contract expires. Ed will come up with a whole new show. . . . John Swallow writes lhat Rudy Vallee's TV enterprise, Vallee-Video, is still in business with "less than MOO.OOO Invested." . . . John Garlield will collect MO a week for his Broadway appearance this \vlntrr in "Peer Oynt"— a $20 a week raise over his paychecks for last season's -Skipper Next to God." Can't Help Smiling "It's awful." Jack Smith smiled. Nine years ago A radio network press agent labeled him "The Man With the, smile In His Voice.' He's been a professional happiness boy ever since with such things as a RTandmolher's fan club nnrt the reputation of being the most ribbed singer on the air— Groucho Marx claims Jack even smiles when he cries. "I can't ever be sad and it's awful," ju* irlmwd. But Mi luu love It. He's had the same radio sponsor for five years and now he's a click on the supper chlb circuit, opening next Tuesday at the Cocoanut Grove. However, this happiness, thing is disconcerting. Jack says, because, for instance, he. likes conservative clothes. See HOLLYWOOD on raj>e i • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj- OSWALD .TACOBT Written for NEA Service Carl Brings Stray Contract Back Horn* "Carl, old boy," said Generous George, "your carelessness ran sure mafce work out of a lay-down hand." "Well," replied Cnrl, "I did make It anyway." ' "So you did." said East, "but If my partner had really been on his toes yoxi would have thrown It out the window." George, sitting North, had correctly raised Carl's opening no- trump bid to two. There was no good reason for George lo confuse the bidding by showing his diamond suit. Naturally. Carl had con- llnued on to game. East opened the king of clubs and continued the suit, when Carl ducked. Carl «xm that trlrk nnd promptly started after what- looked like five diamond tricks. There would have been five all right If he had starled by leading the nine or ten but Carl was careless and led the deuce. He won with dummy's ace. returned to hit queu ud Jumped th* !•«•» little bit when West discarded a low heart. You see. Carl's careless play had left him with Ihe ten and nine and after he took the king one of those cards was going to block the suit. Carl-had to tln« r> waj to discard one. of those two diamonds Borrowing « leaf from George's book Carl played tbe eight of clubs West won with the ten and East B-W vul. 1 N. T. Pass 2 N. T. p'ass SN. T. Pas* Pasg p aj , Opening lead—* K Signalled with the queen of spades. He knew what B«S sains on and hoped to persuade hts partner lo leave the clubs alone. West did think for > moment. He did consider leading the spade. However, he was In the lend and knew that he could never get In the lead again. The temptation was too great. He cashed his two good clubs. Of course, one club play was all Carl needed. He discarded one of the two diamonds on that lead and his losing spade on the next. Then when West finally led the spade Carl won with the ace and made the rest of the tricks. The stray »4l bMB hroutht horn*. or her physician regarditi lemplated flight. Q—The solas of my feet keep burning all the time. What causes this .and what can I do about it? Mrs.F.H. A—Tbe feel should be examined for rinp/worm or other Infections, and for flat feet. There Is also x possibility n,at the .symptoms are caused hy some nervous condition which will require an accurate diagnosis by jour physician. ..Q—My son's heart rale Is 60 and rises to only 71 after exercise. He has no heart murmur, his blood pressure is normal, and he plays football. Does this Indicate heart trouble? , Mrs.,L.T.a. A—A slow pulse rate In » young athlele Is more likely lo be a jooil sign than a bad one. Of course, he should not be allowed lo overdo and he should be examined from to time. I=ls doctor's advice K»rd!nj his activities should be closely followed. lime re- Q Is chewing !ce favorable damaging to teeth? chief MacArthur to withdraw from battle? Danger nt World War The answer on all'scores would seem to this column to lie in the negative. Of course there's alwayi • ol a major conflict de- when there is as much hfr« jw* Juggling of high explosive as Is going on In eastern Asia, However, Chinese intervention in Korea now would precipitate a big scale war, and horse sense says that China definitely doesn't want that. And why't she want It? Because she Is too vulnerable. Her immediate fear must be the loss of her Manchurian Industries through allied bombing. The most important Industrial area in all China lies In Manchuria. It's true that the Russians removed huge quantities of machinery right after the world war, but tha has been considerable rehabil: tion. And the bulk of China's heav? industry Is in iManchuria, including her arsenals. . i'ale Hiver Tower Perhaps of greater concern Is th» fact that~the power for plants in > good part of Manchuria is developed in a huge hydraulics plant on tht Yalii River. Now the Yalu forms the western part of the border between North Korea and Manchuria, and this renders the hydraulic development highly vulnerable to bombing by planes based in Korea. That would be the Immediate danger In case China precipitated a major war. However, she has much more to worry about. Despite her millions of troops, she lacks the resources to engage in a major war. But wouldn't Russia rush to China's aid? She might, but I believe there would be no certainty of It. Russia herself doesn't want to get Involved in a major war 'at this juncture. She might very well decide to let China fight It out by herself—a strategy which would allow the Soviet fo conserve her own resources while the western pop^ii See MacKKXZIE on Page i'\^ t IS Years Ago • , Today Construction of the new federal building to house the postofffce In Osccola will start within two weeks, according to a statement by Hiram Lloyd of St. Louis, Mo., contractor. He has requested that bids for materials be prepared and submitted before Oct. 18. Jimmle Gwaltney, superintendent of the Lee. Wilson Company's Victoria that he farms, announced today has purchased the Red Line farm, eight miles west of Osceola, from a company owned by A. P. Barham of Osceola, and oth- . , , - —>• Approximately *100,000 was In- 4-year-oId child's | volved In the transaction. The 1,000 It"' «'<!i acre farm ' " n ln cllltlvatlon - ! > Ltt- Q—Does dilating the pupils for examination injure the eyes In anyway? A—No. Reader. Feathered Creature ; HORIZONTAL | 1 Depicted feathered ! creature (II is a : of the genus Sturnuc *S One who threads \4 Pseudonym of > Charles Lamb 1) Charge with 1« Insert! 19 Footlike pad 70 Pedal digit* 31 Exclamation of inquiry 12 Symbol for VERTICAL 1 Pleic* wllh i knife 2 Biblical pronoun 3 Arrive (ab.) 4 Harvester STardj 6 Roman date 7 Compass point 8 Sand 9 Assails 10 Island (Fr.) J1 Ceremony 12 Confound 17 Negative reply 22 Vegetable 24 Kettledrum 25 Out of danger 28Ach. through their third straight "warm arcs, bowling over Ing team, 62 to 9. 43Pac« 44 Protuberance on bird teikl 28 Greedy 19 Rots flax by exposurt 35 Guides 36 Theatrical 40 PWUM company 47 S*a MgWi 39 Bear • «Fondl« 40 Hammer head 51Lowh»ant 42 Symbol for 54 Abraham's •odium horn* (B».) 3& Tantalum (symbol) 15 Box T7 Heavenly body .WSwisi river 31 Haiti 31 Evergreen tree S3 Morsel 34 Son of Set* (Bib.) W Small children 17Si» of shot M Right lirx J9 Preposition 41 Abstract being 44 Chief petty officer <ab.) 4< French island W Reiterate DO Evader 53 Soothsayer 54 His a bird . MPismlrM )i

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