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1IGHT (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher < HAMtT A. HAINfiS, AwUtant PubU*hn A. A. fREDRICKSOK. Editor »ACTL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager National Advertising Repre««nt»trve«: Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUuto, VlfmphU. u aecond clue matter at the p«t- »t Blythevllle, Arkatuu, under act of Con, October (, 1811. K*mb*r of Th* Auoclated Prtti ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By «trrl«r In lh« city of Blylhevllte or an; •uburhan town when carrier «rvtc« li.maln- telmd, Me per »eek. By mail, within a radius of 50 mllM $5.00 per year; «.M lor ilx months. 11.35 for three months; mail outtlde 40 mt!« aone, 112.50 per year In advance. Meditations H«M l> nif r4 before him, and destruction halh M Muring.—J»h M:». • » • Of what consequence Is It thai anything should b« concealed from man? Nothing is hidden from God; He ii present in our minds and comes into tha midat of our thought*, Come, do I say? —u V H« were absent I —Seneca, Barbs Even If vt ever have anolher drive for scrap t iron, motorUts shouldn't speed or crash red '• MghU. ; ' A l«-7ev-old Ohl« girl poacd aa being 20. .'Me* gMa *»'t do trial until they're around JO. Blue dress auits are still popular. We're ""waiting for green to be the style, jo we can ur« out. T»w tufeti w»y to develop a double chin l> kin two nenen mrrt. • • * In the«« trailer days it'» no wonder »ome tfc levt tota eten't kncrr where their home Is. FCC Rul ing on CBS Color TV Starts Widespread Uproar It doesn't geem very long ago that MM naked limbs of a television aerial ^ sprouting from a neighbor's roof was »om«thinj; of * distinction, and short; sighted-expertg were insisting that this : thin* c«Jled video would never be as im: porUnt a« radio. Now th« television aerial has bei •*"•• common flprm n most of the America* landscape, and the same experts, ; - «»Tin»- «xchanged th« clouded crystal b«« for a video tub«, are Insisting that ; Mkdio will soon taka t b»ck seat. , With this turn-»bo«t accomplished, th«f are now in the midst of another eo«tr«v»rs>': Are the wrestlers ready to : 1*9ear on living-room screens in black ' »nd blue, or shall, they stick around in ptoit bimck «ad white for a while long'. 'trT ' "~ • Th« Federal Communications Com- HM.MWB h»* decided that the public shouldn't have to wait for color television, and has given the Columbia Broadcasting System permission to go : »h««d with color telecasts. The rest of the industry, -which saw mostly the color red when the decision wan announced, thinks the idea is premature. Opposition is based on the fact that the CBS color system is mechanical, and thus will be outmoded when an electronic , system is perfected; that it will require »om* 8,000,000 owners of TV sets to buy converters or adapters to pick up the CBS color telecasts on their present receivers. Despite FCC 'approval, there may still be a long legal fight be- fore'color goes out on the air. The argument, it seems to us, is sort of a tempest in a TV tube. The FCC ruling- doesn't say that television fang have to look at the color broadcasts. At the outset, in ['act, unij a uuu t 20 hours of color will Le on the air «ach week, and there will be plenty of black and white for people who don't want to spend the money for the gad- els^lhat will show them whether an actor's eyes are blue or brown. What the FCC did was to push the development of color TV along a little faster by taking it out of the laboratories and letting the public have a look at it. After what happened to the experts who were pooh-poohing TV's future a few years back, we're not mak- • ing any predictions. But it's pretty hard to stop progress, even with court injunctions. Indo-China to Be Another Korea? The sudden turn of events in Inrlo- Chin*, where China-trained and equipped Communist Vielminh troops have inflicted heavy setbacks on the French, w»y involve the U. S. in a very short time. Fnaot't Def«n M Jules Moch, is In Washington to request stepped-up American aid lest Indo-China become another Korea. Should Chinese Red troops defide to enter the battle (a fact which would be hard to detect due to the strong racial resemblance between the Chinese and the Vietnamese), the French forces there would be in desperate straits. In the eventuality oC such Chinese intervention, Ihe U. S. would face a grave decision. Would it be better to oblige Moscow, by continuing to engage in these diversionary engagements, spending our strength against satellites while Russia's armies remain intact? Or should we abandon the French in their colonial.crisis and perhaps alienate an important ally in the defense of western Europe'.' In either event, the decision won't be an easy one to make. Reich to Get U. S. Recruits / The recent decision by the U. S. to have iieH'Jy-incluclcfl Army recruits receive their basic training in occupied Germany is one thai will have far-reaching effects. Since the snyfrestion for such action came from certain German political leaders, some observers mik'ht find therein aii indication that the U. S. has decided to give the Germans more voice in occupation policy-making. Wowevcr, from a strategic point alone, the decision was a wise one. What better place is there to train men than in the very spot, where they, may have to fight? In addition, it will build up the Western European defense forces that are face lo face with 175 Red divisions now stationed along the border* of the Russian zone of occupation. Views of Others Dangers inFour-YearTerms The great objection to Proposed Amendment No. 44 Is thai il would remove local and state government further from the people's control. That would be the grave result of giving four- year terms to county officials, the members of the House of Representatives and state officials. Take this one example of the shift in government 'during late years, from being the, servant of the'people toward becoming their ma»ter: Not so long ago, the levying of a new tax wai approached with marked caution. But now our officials plump right out that taxes will huve to be raised. They don't ask us about it; they tell us—as Governor McMath did just recently. Government has become a center of immense powers over the ^people's .lives, surrounded by . pressure groups which .work on it constantly to tax and spend for (heir benefit. It acts a.i If the people were a convenience furnished by Divine Wisdom to provide It with unlimited funds. The founders of our government feared above ai; else that the people would lose control of their officials. One of the strong safeguards Ihey set up was to tie the House ot Representatives close to the people, by holding Its members to two-year terms. Thus the House has little time to smooth over a high-handtd action—or the people to forget it—before another election. Amendment 44 would kayo that safeguard. Four-year terms for House members would weaken the people's hold on them, and tighten pressure group holds. County government, also, which in many respects is our most important government, would be separated further from the people by giving Ihe officials four-year terms. It's hard enough to keep political machines out of the court houses now. Sound argument*, can be made for a four- year lerm for the governor—he couldn't succeed himself. But the gcod points of this amendment are sunk like an anvil dropped in a swamp by its dangerous features. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say If lite tennis we are getting today Is the best America can produce, then the future is dark Indeed.—Roger Tracy, noted tennis enilnuiajt. * • t The U. S. sold Asia down the river at Yalta while under the influence of beverage alcohol. —Dr. Caradine Hooton, executive secretary of the Methodist Board of Temperance. + * * If increased American armed strength will keep Hie peace. It is the cheap way out.—Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiels of Staff. Corruption Is fast becoming part of our everyday pattern of life. It rolls oft the public conscience like waler off a duck's back.—Sen. Eslcs Kelauver ID., Tennessee), chairman ol the Senate Crime Committee. • * * • This was a happy lown, but it died the moment the Ccmmiitiists came.—Paul Schirbaum, aged German Importer living In Inchon. Koita. Miss America has it pretty easy. She can take « year off from whatever she's doing »nd tour the country. Or maybe the world. Me. I'm ncq- lectlng niy husband and the kids alien I take AS much ?.s a month off.— Mrs. Betty Eileen Mae- Aihster, cho*tn u "Mr«. America of 1WO." THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1950 Aw, What's the Use?. Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Washingtonians Get a Chance To Enjoy Thire City in Autumn reverts lo them for months each fall. By DOUGLAS LARSF.N (Peter Edson Ii In Europe on a special assignment.) WASHINGTON (NEA)_permanent cilizcns of this community like to feel that sovereignty of the city a couple of Big reason, of course. U that the congre.ssmen are usually -out of And you pause . In d es p erate sightseeing lhat been going on all year. Let it be a world capital. International sideshow, democratic madhouse or the city with the highest per capita liquor consumption In the country during winter, sprin gand summer. But the D. C, taxpayers like to look upon Wash- Inglon as their own privnle back yard from about September until Thanksgiving. Pall here has about the xame significance that spring doe,* every place else. There is evidence all over that the city has the basic elements of any average American community. In the lall, that is, you see such evidence. Your neighbor will forget lhal last week you lampooned his government office in a story and speak to you on the bus to work in Ihe morning. You'll find Ai; Force and Navy pilot* actually great government in town seems lo Larsen cordial to each other for the duration of a whole party. Peace and Harmony Reign During Fall Inler-olJice feuds which have been raging all year, are forgotlen In the common effort to get ttckels to Redskins, George Washington or Georgetown football games. The boM'll sneak out for 'in afternoon at Laurel or Pimlico race tracks, meet a couple of his assistants there who are supposed to he home Uk- ing care of sick wives, and nothing will be said about it at the office next day. Weary Washington hostesses will let their husbands have some of the boys In for pinochle of an evening. You'll go through one whole meal at a gcod restaurant without some blustery lobbyist or congressman making a scene by demanding better space or service. You'll get a smile from a headwaller without crowing his palm with a five-spot. Taxi driver* will lislen to what you have to 'say aboul politics. You can ask a bus driver a question without getting a snarling, sarcastic retort. You can ask a clerk to show you the cheaper model without gettint: frozen out of the joint. It's probably not the congressmen themselves who inspire the zany, weird kind of human relationships which make Washington so distinctive when they are here, individually some of them are pretty nice agents, with good families, who could pass for normal folk under ordinary circumstances. It's Ju,st that the mere presence make workers In the executive of the legislative branch of this branch nervous, irritable and tense. On top of that you get the lobbyists and presure groups making the legislators nervous and irritable. The result is that everybody Is nervous and Irritable. Visitors Art Nice, But— As far as the hoards of sightseers who begin arriving before the first cherry bkwsom Is seen, it's not'that Washlngtonlans don't like them. They spend a lot ol dollars, which makes the city prosperous, and they own Just as many steps in the Washington monument ns any resident of Chevy Chase. It/'s just that It's a relief to wander through the National Gallery of Arl. for Instance, and not be trampled by a bunch of screaming high" school ruman Spikes US. Flag to the Mast Tht DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Sen-ice To have lice Is embarrassing, uncomfortable, and can be dangerous. Lice carry diseases such as typhus or jail fever. They are best got. rid of promptly— or. better still, never acquired. v Some people seem to have a special attraction for lice. Lice will leave the bodies of those who are less attractive to them for those who seem, for some unknown reason, lo be preferable. Personal cleanliness Is ihe most important part of prevention. There is no doubt that bathing In warm water and use of soap at least once a week, together with frequent changes Into, clean clothing, reduces the chances of acquiring lice. Crowding acts to spread lou?e infestation. Under overcrowded living conditions these vermin are frequently found even among clean families. They sue particularly serious in wartime. Several kinds of lice may Infest human beinqs. Most of them prefer the human scalp except for the so-called "crab louse" \vhich goes to the groin. There are now several- satisfactory methods of killing lice and setting them off the human body, Among these newer methods are the use of DDT powder, a substance known as benzyl benzoate. and a kind of bomb made from pyrethrum, which can be sprayed over the entire body In a few seconds. The last method requires a Root! place lo use the bomb. In order to make any of these treatments successful, however. It Is important lo follow directions closely and in the case of head lice, to guard against injuries to the eyes. Lice lay Hatch on Rody eggs, or nits, on the , body. These hatch In about seven days. The nits are not destroyed by most forms of treatment, so that more than one treatment is often necessary. DDT, however. Is the exception because it lasts until after the nits are hatched, Lice aid In the spread of several diseases; they should not be tolerated. The female louse lays from 50 to loO eggs a day and the average louse will live from 30 to 40 days. and Ihen he complained about the poor cards he had held. Now, nobody can deny that a hand containing one king and no .other honor card is a very poor hand Indeed. However. West was right when he said that Joe had punished himself. Do you see how? Joe's mistake was made at the very first trick. He gave the game and rubber to the opponents when he won the first trick with the king of spades! West's opening lead of the eight ol spades was clearly a top-of- nothlng lead. South surely had the Queen and ten of spades. Moreover, By neWITT MacKEXZIB AP Foreign Affain Analyst President Truman'j foreign policy speech at San Francisco, following his conference on Wake Island with General MacArthur, certainly nails Uncle Sam's flag to the mast. The chief executive's hard-htl- tlng report [o the nation was at once a call to Russia to turn to ways of peace, and a warning that I America will go to war to resist aggression and defend her liberties And not only will the United States fight to defend herself, but she will lend aid to those itruggllng against, aggression. The aone of operations appears to be global, for the President pledged American support for all Asiatic nations in their defense against attacks by the Soviet Union or Its ;alelllles. Indeed, he went further and offered "full parlner- ship to the peoples of Asia" In build- Ing up their living standards. Choice of Free Men However. America doesn't propose o piny Ihe lone wolf in this sweep- ng program, for Mr. Truman said: "The free men of the world have but one choice if they are to remain free. They must oppose strength with strength. "This is not a task for Ihe United itates alone. It Is a task for the free nations to undertake together. And the free natio taking it together." The Aslalic commllment is an Interesting and significant 'development. There have been two schools of thought regarding the relative 'mportant of Asia and Europe !n the matter of defense. MacArthur has placed emphasis on Asia, while some high quarters in Washington have maintained that Europe is the more vital and have proposed that some' Allied troops be taken from Asia to strengthen Europe. , ( MaeArthur's Arguments Good t Thus it would appear lhat General MacArthur must have presented some very convincing arguments to the President regarding Asiatic needs. Moreover, observers consider that the resident's pledge for Asia via'broad enough to cover the defense of Indochina and the big Island of Formosa which now Is the last ditch stand of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his Nation^ alist government. It will be recalled that MacArthur got his knuckles, rapped a cou'. pie of months ago for his statement that Formosa was essential to American defenses in the Far East. The President's speech wa« straight from the shoulder and It was lough. However, having' proclaimed America's lntentions''in the matter of defense for herself and others, he reaffirmed her-desire for peace. And he called on Russia to live up (o the standards set In the U.N. Charier. One of the high spot* at tht President's address held out Ihli encouragement for peace: "I have come back from this conference with Increased rushing through for a fast pass I Smilh was bound to have at least at the Smithsonian, with maybe a I three spades In his hand since oth- sllght pause for a quick smooch crw 'se he would have preferred to behind one of the statues. The habits of nature tend to exaggerate the fondness Washlngton- ians have for their city In the fall. The story of lorrid summers has been well told. From now until Hi- most Christmas the weatherman rnore than makes up tor the heat tn beautiful, cool, sunny days. And what he docs to the man}' trees of so on in one of the three bid suits rather than In no-trump. In other words, Joe should have known exactly what the spade situation was. Since Joe had no entry in any other suit, it was vital for him to take his spade trick only when the suit had been fully established. Hence he should have plaj'ed the encouraging nine of spades on dummy's jack of spades at the first the Dislrict and nearby Maryland trick and Virginia Is somelhing to be-1 Declarer would Ihen go after one T/'.U 0 • , , of the red suits. West would take If the Russians should decide to one of his two winning cards In drop an atomic ' *• --*•-- ,'..-- .. . . . Ul, its citizens ed if they should decide lo do it in the fall. IN HOLLYWOOD Br KRSKIIX'r. JOHNSON XEA Staff Orresponrtfri HOLLYWOOD (NEA) —Gorcgous Joan CauKield dandled a shapely leg as she confessed that until she wiggled Into the bathing suits she wore in "The Petty Girl," slip was Hollywood's "Miss Inferiority Complex." What happened to Joan in Hollywood, in facl. shouldn't cet lo the ears of David O. Sclznick. He'd make a psychological dr.xma out of It. Here's the plot: Frustrated. "I'm-so-!ost" movie doll loses inhibitions and fears and becomes a regular sunshine girl wllh no complex in her vitamin B tablets. "Before 'The IVtly Girl J would have had my skirts nay down." Joan safd. "I would have said, Tlease rlnn'l slare »l me likr thai. I H was somelhing that shouldn't Please dtm'l embarrass me. ricasr j happen to Lassie. don't whistle.' j If somebody had askrd her to Now I like II. If doesn't bolhcr n ' lme lhe worst actress in all of Hollywood, Joan would hue piped tencd up the Caulfield ego. But Joan wasn't, looking for trouble. Not with-Paillette Goddard and Veronica Lake hanging around on Ambers being stamped out on the the same lot to latch on to any story assembly line. "I was the ladylike character at Paramount," Joan wailed. -They gave me typical Joan Caulfield roles. Real nothings. "1 was always hi cover-up pictures. I never got a chance lo get my dress lo inches above the floor. Snmebndy said I looked like the president of a -1-H cluh. Audiences ilon't fct Into a lather about you If you lock like that." Joan's menial kinks began u> have mental kinks. mo at all." As Miss Inferiority Complex of, the prc-Petty Girl daze, Joan's sub- i , And , ">"• fr «wned Joan, "was conscious was as dark and as murky " Ie «' rl «'»° °"« won the New York as that African cave Deborah Kerr £"'.'" award -.This was ihe girl up: "Joan CauHleld." gets shoved into In "King Solomon's' , tllat m;e "Belied into Gcorse Ab- Mlnes" bwu of ' lce tn N« w York and announced that she was a great Sre HOLLYWOOD Taje 1(1 Joan could have given Jane Wyman pointers on the hang-dog look. "1 lost my confidence." Joan whispered tn me. "I kind of hung my head. Somebody would tell me to rio this or lhat—and I'd kind of do it." And where was ^he "1'm-nol- much' 'girl when the rest of the glamor belles were whooping it up at big Hollywood parlies? Plsyins tic-tac-toe at home. Jonn shivered a little and said: — ,. „, . "1 WAS afraid to go out. Afraid \ Opportunity Knocks lhal .somebody ivoiild say there COM . .hat bad «tr«. that dull creature. , ri ," » h ™ k J""J £'»«, "ITS: •JACOEY ON BRIDGE Rr OSWALD JACOBY Written for ,VE.\ Service Joe Absent os lhat THIKG! Sultry Role Help? asked Hard Luck Joe. "S'o normal human being could possibly ! hold such miserable cards unless the .. , v '" ' ,. ! noin sucn miserable cards unless the Maybe a whack at a sultry siren ; cod , 0 , ,,, ck wc ddlbmt( , lv plm . url at P-r.imoiml when she flrot j sh ing Mm for s-metWne or other" «<n« to Hollywood oouW hav« lai- "You're being punlahed ti\ right," p »<n Ic bomb on the capi-1 those suits and lead a second spade s would be most irk- to dummy's ace. Eventually declarer would have to lead the other suit. Then West would win and lead his last spade. Joe would be able .to win with the king of spades and cash two more spade tricks. Two tricks In the red suits and three spade tricks would be enough to defeat the contract. J agreed his partner, "but don't look I around for any family gods of luck U> complain about. Just look in a mirror." Joe didn't understand this answer. He rould prove thai he had really held a miserable hand just a couple of seconds before he had complained. West led the eight of spades dummy's jack was finessed, and Hard Luck Joe (who held the East cards) won with the king. Joe re- lurned a spade tn dummy's ace, and declarer forced out the ace of hearts by leading dummy's king. confidence A to main-H In our lonf range ability t»ln world peace." That In to say, I lake It. th»t MvA/thur's report of the Asiatic- position was on the whole, favorable from the standpoint of defense, That is an important point, for Asia is seething with danger spoti. 15 Years Ago Today Billy Lambert celebrated his fifth birthday Wednesday afternoon at his home, 318 Lake St.. by having some of his friends in to play with him. Refreshments were served after games were played. Mrs. Yetta Levitz and Miss Nellie Levitz, of Harrlsburg. Pa., have pone to Bonne Terre, Mo., after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ike Miller. Charles Smith, who recently went to Miami, Ha., to visit relatives, has entered the University of Florida. Birr! Lover Alexander Wilson learned life histories ot the more than 400 birds in the days when there were no bird guides to help him. Today, a thrush, a warbler, a tern, 3 phalarope. a plover, a snipe, an^ a petrel all bear his name. ™ (DEALEX) * A J V KQ104 « 107 4 AQ873 *Q 104. V J96 » AQJ94 *J5 N-S vul. North 1* Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 8 2N. T. Pass Sooth 1 * 1 N. T. 3 N. T. West Pass Pass Pass West led his remaining spade lo South's queen, thus setting up the rest of his partner's suit. By Ihis time, however. Joe's hand was ready- for the ashran. His only honor card, the king of spades, had been used up, and there was no way lor him to regain the lead in order to cash the rest of his spades. After winning with the <iueen ot spades, South led a heart to dummy and tried the diamond flnessf. Wes.l hetfi cff Ihe first diamond but had to take the second. Then South could still enter his hand with Ihe Jack of hearts to cash the rest of Ihe diamond.'!. Joe looked on clumly while the for tht rubber wts added up, Ferocious Feline Answer to Previous Puiz!« HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted 1 Coupled animal 2 Acquiesc* 8 H is a 3 Born carnivorous 4 5j H 0 [ S h 0 t mammal 5 Robust 13 Ester of acetic S Famous *cid English school H Offenses 7 Cleave 15Frozen water 8 Ogle 16 Horse training 9 Averag. (ab.) " „'?'*'? ring 10 Tear - 2« Ridicule 18 Fixed (coll.) " Grassy space* 33 p ethers HTapuyari 20 Pilchardi 21 Cuardi 19 French island in forests 20 Dispatchers '2 Compound 22 Down 23 Icelandic legend 25 Hessian river 27 Darling 28 Promontory 29 Highway (ab.) 30 Transpose (ab.) 3! Symbol for nickel 32 Oriental measure 33 Hammer head 35 Notion 38 Was borne 39 Lampreys 40 Bohemian community 41 Sericus addresses 47 Near 43 Bind 50 Largest French river 51 Follower 52 Tedium 54 SHght 58 Soothsayers H •" DyestufT 36 Click-beetle 37 Flowers « Greek city « International lanpiif* 44 Haze t 45 Shield bearing 46 Require 49 Compass poinl 51 Fish 53 Abraham's home (Bib.) 55 "Sioux SUU" (tb.)

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