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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 20, 1950
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PACE SIX (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wftnw Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphU. Entered as second class matwr at the po«t- oftice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October i, 1917. Member of The Associated Press ' '. SUBSCRIPTION' RATES: By, carrier In the city at Blytlievllle or an) suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months; by mail outside SO mile ibne, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And we know that all things work together for food lo them thai love Godj to them who are called accordJnr io his purpose.—Roman* 8:28. * • * Man has wants deeper than can be supplied by wealth or nature or domestic affections. His great relations are lo his God and to eternity. —Mark Hopkins. Barbs Tin-horn politicians soon will be scrambling to hop on the band wagon—anxious to blow their oft-n horns. I * * * Few (iris have any particular Ideas about oa- eulaikrh, smy« a writer. Maybe they would have • if they'd keep their eyes open. '. +. * * In Indiana a hit-skip driver was shot. Think how many are only half-shot I . * * * Kven a man can be envied 1C he hat a nice figure—In government bonds. ' " ' * * * Golf ii one game that la much more polite to play than speak. Draft Law Can't Supply ,Men for Proposed Army By now it has -become increasingly apparent that'the rather easy-going draft law put into effect after Korea is not going to meet the goal of having three million men under arms by next June. ' How far short it will fall, unless some drastic changes are made pretty soon, is anybody's guess. Informed estimates run from Joint' Chiefs of Staff Chairman Omar Bradley's 10 per cent to twice that amount by other Penta' gon planners. Already, National Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey is looking for wtys to get more men past the extremely sympathetic draft boards and into uniform. He is thinking about asking Congress to lei him take 18-year- olds, who now must register but cannot be inducted until they are 19. General Hershey is convinced the armed forces can get more men by lowering the draft age than by raising it, and he feels such a move would make it possible to completely exempt World War II veterans. Otherwise, says Hershey, it may be necessary to call up the currently draft-proof veterans to come anywhere near the three-million mark. . Even when that goal is reached, it will take 750,000 men a year to sustain it. And Selective Service figures it will have to squeeze that number out of the 800,000 eligible who turn 18 each year. Nobody has been doing any talking about a cut-back. But nobody has been doing any talking in recent months, either, of Universal Military Training. In mid-August, UA1T proposals seemed to be having their most hopeful revival since Congress first brushed them off four years ago. The Defense Department actually asked for the legislation, and the nation was told that UM'£ could train 850,000 youths a year. But President Truman, usually n staunch backer of UMT, turned his back on it this time. He said he wouldn't try to stop the Defense Department, but he wouldn't try to help it .either. Congress listened to the arguments, which had the convincing sound-effects of a shooting war in Korea. And then Congress, which like Truman was also listening to the sound-effects of the November election, went home. UMT was left on the shelf until next January. By then—even if Congress decides to take another look at Universal Military Training—we will still be scrapiiig the bottom of the barrel for ways 'to get those three million men into service by June. \Vc would not have to be scratching like that if Congress had acted back in August. Is Dewey for Ike or Dewey? The surprise announcement by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey disclaiming any fur- ther presidential aspirations and suggesting Gen. Dwight Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican nomination pre- BeiHs some interesting points of discussion. Governor Dcwey's decision against offering himself as a candidate again is probably based more on the knowledge that two-time losers rarely ever win, when they try il a third time, rather than on any lessening of the desire to live in the White House.. By making an early admission of his poor chances and starling the ball rolling for Ike fii- genhower, Dewey places himself in the role of "kingmaker." Should the genera) win the presidency, the racket-busting choir boy from Michigan could probably take his choice of cabinet posts. Another thought lhat might be running around the back of the New York governor's head is the fact that it is very possible that world events may soon remove General Eisenhower from the political scene. There have been many reports lhal Ike is slated to lake over the role of chief of staff of the Atlantic Pact defense forces. If tfiis happens, might it not be expected of Ike to tell the public that he thanks them for their support but regrets that he has another job to do and, in the meantime, the voters might find mi excellent choice in his friend, Thomas Dewey? This maneuver would remove from' Dewey the stigma of a self-appointed candidate and make him "Ike's choice," quite a vote-catching title. Views of Others A Lesson In History One of the best means to salvage something from a costly mistake li to profit by the experience. The error will cost about the same . anyhow, and we might as well use the lesson it teaches. But it Is depressing to see how seldom we do learn. We make a poor decision, and when time heals the wound, we clamor for the chance to try the same thing again. The same old mistake Is what the people in Arkansas are heading toward, with the proposal to slap prohibition back on us again, 'ilie experiment was tried on a national scale and despite all the prestige and enforcement agencies of the Federal government, the experiment failed. It not only failed, but nlso'cost many of our good citizens—and good citizens do drink —their health from drinking bootleg liquor made, bottled ,and sold in secrecy which was an open invitation to fraud. Seme paid for prohibition with thel.r eyes, some paid by becoming permanently crippled and some paid with their lives. It was a costly lesson. If - ever statewide prohibition .was given a fair trial, it e°^~lkln Kansas, which held out for years with a' ilry ' law. Decent citizens finally woke up to the fact that there was lust as much liquor in Kansas as anywhere else although the quality was lower, the pmc IrThT, and all the tax revenue from it was going to adjoining states. Then they repealed the unworkable statute by ont-voting the bootleggers and brought the liquor traffic under state silper- t vision and control. We are far ahead of Kansas in this respect. We already have tile liquor business under far better control than any prohibition amendment could provide. Liquor cannot be sold to minors, it cannot be sold on Sundays, holidays or after hours and the quality Is far belter than the best bootleg ever made. If we vote "dry" this next November, we will simply be inviting purveyors of bad liquor to Iloul the law again as they have done In every other "dry" area, and the dangerous traffic in liquor will be right back in the Volstead Act pattern. We will lose the revenue, we will damage our health, we will encourage a generation of lawbreakers, and we still won't stop the sale and use of liquor. —WYNNE (ARK.) PROGRESS O'Dwyer Eats Crow Big Bi}i O'Dwyer shows Just how big he is by going all the way back to New York lo ai»l- ogize for calling a grand Jury probe of graft a "witch hunt." The former mayor admits now that he shot off his mouth without knowing the real score. "Later discoveries," confesses the newly named ambassador to Mexico, have made his previous snap judgment look silly. Do we hear another voice, this one from the White Koure. saying something about "red herrings"? It's about lime. Sackcloth and ashes would become that somebody else, who might eat a bit of crow for his remark on the hunt for communists in the government at WashinRton. --DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Unlike the medieval monks who all through like kept before them a skull as a symbol ol death, we must keep before our eye? the living thing we are working for ... a beucr lite lor people. —Dean Ac/iesoii, secretary of State. • * . I return to my home community anxious to be of service to my people and my country, I feel that I have many years ol service to give, and hope that I am permitted, with Ihc help or God, to look only to the fnlure.-Aiulrew May, former Kentucky representative, upon lii.s release from Federnl prison. A Lot of Predictions Have Gone Wrong This Season FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1950 Fear of Imperialism Behind Asiatic Unrest By IteWITT MacKKN/IK , AF Foreign Affair* Analyst' Much of the mighty wave of unrest which Is sweeping Asia has its basis in a 'factor which a lot of people overlook—hatred and fear of Imperialism. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Army Secretary Pace Defies Procotol and Goes Home Early By DOUGLAS I.ARSEN d'eter Kelson is In Europe on a special assignment.) WITH THE PENTAGON FORCES ON THE SOCIAL FRONT (NBA)—The fighting In Korea and the big mobilization have created a crisis in Washington protocol. It has been the established procedure th~t. no guests leave a Party after the o I honor departs. But, in r e c e n t years, guests o f honor have gotten 1 a x In fulfilling this obligation to .saw off a shindig at a respectable hour. As R. result, tlie average party break - up time has drifted pnsl midnight, and In some cases, into the wee hours. It 1ms been a trend that Washington hostesses have tried to fight, but unsuccessfully. It's been a dilemma. The party-throwing art has gotten so refined here each guest of honor is almost guaranteed a hilarious time. And he just doesn't want to go home. I f you try to dilute his hilarity, there goes your hostess ranking. Well, all this got to be too much for Secretary of the Army Frank Pace and his wife. He figures that the exigencies of war (even though It's only a |»lcie action) and mobilization placed too gre'at a demand on his time to waste hours while protocol ran its dull course. So he recently fixed sack-time ut exactly midnight, which meant a tactical retreat from any affair at exactly II o'clock,'regardless of the staying- power of the honored guest. Pace Disregards Protocol First reaction among hostesses when they learned of the Paces' decision was a lot of raised eyebrows. According to some standards, Frank is a mere stripling in the Capital's social corps and who Is he to change established protocol? But he has been feeling a lot better in the mornings. Next Pentagon official to follow Pace's early-to-leave, early-to-bed policy for the emergency .was Secretary of the Navy Francis Matthews. And now the dam has been broken. Apparently every defense official and officer now feels that he has sufficient precedence and excuse for bailing out or a brawl whenever he chose.;. Secretary Matthews has gone Pace one better, however, with a fixed 10:30 p.m. departure time. It's a fact that he probably gets to his desk in the Pentagon earlier than any of the other officials there. He's usually at work by 7:30. The Joint Chiefs of Staff members and Air Secretary Tom Finletter are all going along with the new curfew, but with a few reservations. Army Chief or Staff Joe Collins doesn't go out much, and when he docs he usually says good night by n. Hut he admits that once in a while some party can hold him afler his deadline. This happens when he gets in a bull- session with other Pentagon brass at some'affair. Tom Finletler probably goes out less than any of the rest of them. But at "must" functions he's will- Ing to hang around ror the required length of time. His top general, Hoyt Vandcnberg shoulders the big burden of social contacts for the Air Force. It it's a real whing-ding there's no automatic checking out for him. But you could never tell it next morning at the office. A lot of golf on weekends keeps him in shape. And he's not ashamed to sneak out a side door o] some affair even before 10:30 If he finds himself yawning. Navy Chief Doclu Early Admiral Sherman, chief of Na val Operations, makes a practic- of being back at his home port before midnight on week nights On weekends he's willing to Ic the rule slip a little. And the new Secretary or Defense, George Marshall, has practically no problem about slaying out late at all. He goes straight to bed after dinner and a little reading. It has got to be something very big and important to get him HI the festive board The key military m a n at tht White -House, however, currcndj lias the most unusual problem with regard to staying at functions toe long. The President's military aide Maj.-Gen. Harry Vaughn, has ju been dropped from "The Social Li a . of Washington," an unofficial guide as to who is social in the town and who isn't No reason is given why he will not be included in the new book. Vaughn himself says he doesn't care one way or another. He probably feels that it won't have any bearing on whether or not he is asked lo parties, ft has been his habit to stay long at good Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM K. tfll.ROY, M.D. Some years ago I read a book ibout the Vigilantes in early Mon- sna. One story, In an extreme way, uggestcd the erroneous ideas that .iany have regarding prayer, and Is nature and place in the Chris- inn life. In the story, a Vigilante named Hill Bcachey was chasing a crlmi- lal who had made good his escape Jeachey told how he'prayed to God hat he might overtake the crimi- lal, adding, "If You grant me this request. I'll never ask another thing )f You as long as I live." H* caught his man and In later years he piously recorded his prom- se. He said he would never make •mother request of God, and as he related, "I never have." This seemingly ridiculous, but :rue. story illustrates the attitude toward prayer, which, in a milder way, Is held by many people. They make many requests of God, ant lave nothing of the bargaining spirit of the Montana frontiersman What I mean is that they think if prayer mainly In forms of getting :hings. It may be material things it may be something else that one greatly wants; but back of It Is the notion that God can he someho\ l-srsuaded Inlo granting what He would otherwise not have given. Tlie asking implies our conscious ness of need and our willingness t< receive, rather than any change o; the part of God. This Is brough out quite clearly in Matthew 6:8 where Jesus, condemning "vain rep ctitions" in prayer, reminded Hi hearers thnt "your Father kilowatt what things ye have need of befori ye ask him." Should we not, then, pray fo things, or especially for relief an help in times of great crisis? M reply would be that 'we pray In stinctively. Just as men who d not profess belief in God will cr out to Him In great peril or dls tress. The prayer of the Christian however, who does believe in Got is something more than that. It is my conviction that the grea function of prayer is to bring u nearer to God, and into the knowl edge of His will and purpose Prayer Ls the ultimate act of un selfishness and personal commll menl to God. Study the Lord's Prayer, the an swer or Jesus to those-who askc Him to teach them how to pray an you will see how this is in every pe tition. Even the prayer for dall bread, the only material reques is an acknowledgement of depei dence upon God for the very mai: tctinnce of physical existence. Back of every prayer is the r servation. "Nevertheless, not r. will, but Thine be done." And God will concerning us is the best th life, time, and eternity can hoi for us. That .Is the meaning prayer. took the heart trick had all of tl missing clubs. As it happened, Ea. returned the Jack of clubs. Pete U this ride around to dummy's a noticing that West could not fi, low suit. Then he returned a clu n*o ikiiuit. iw 5W1-V 'UHg Ht gCXXl f .in* i. , ^" parties and go hoirie early from dull J,° m dllmm i' '" or(lcr to linera ones. i tne queen-nine. As far as hostesses go on the new Pctc would lu >ve been Just as hap party curfew for the military there I py lf Wcst and E;lst hn< I exchange is divided opinion. Mrs. Morris Cat- I h!UKls - If West had returned " rltz, currently rated as the No. I ' ai * "' ol " h= '"- -" 'hostess, says: "I'm always lucky that my guest of honor never seems to stay too late. And I don't think the military should get too excited about this because there are always crises in the city. But I do think Frank Pace is tlie nicest person." IN HOLLYWOOD KRSKINE JOIIN'SON K.A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) the Screen: Behind When Orson Welles first scooted into Hollywood as the vaunted Mnn From Mars, he looked around for an actress to play a genteel lady m his movie, "Citizen Kane," and , , made the first of many sour observations about Hollywood. "I can't find any laities in Hollywood," he roared. "Get me Hulh Warwick." Ruth, a New York stage and radio actress, came lo Hollywood, played the role and forthwith was typed as a faithful, long-suffering celluloid wife. H reached the point where she didn't even bother to read her scripts because, its she says, "They were all the same." Lnlely things have changed for Ruth. First there was a screwball press agent role a la Roz Russell at Columbia, then an "other woman" part in "China Skies" nnd now a succession of not so faithful wives In "Three Husbands," "Second Chance," Many." , and "One Too In the lasl-namcd. she plays a feminine losl weekender who hides her bottle In the soap chips and goes on (he wagon only alter almost killing her daughter. The film, she says, has a terrific impact*. "Aflcr Ihr firsl preview we nil <-ame oul of the Ihealer with nil 'an.vonc-sot-a-drink?' look," she 5.1 M. Hulh recalled her fondest memory of her association with Orson. The day he finally started filming "Citizen Katie," after A year's delay, the RKO front ortice sent him several bouquets of dead Mowers with a note: "These were fresh Ihc day yon were supposed to hav« started the picture, " Short Takes: Theda Bara, the one-time screen vamp, still a lovely sight at the Fox and Hounds . . . WII.DK'S WILD Cornel Wilde's boiling over the money tangle that shelved his British indie film, "Lord Johnny." He turned down a dozen parts to star In the picture . . . Charles Bickford runs an appliance business, a telephone exchange service and a S« HOLLYWOOn Fagt 9 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tlf OSWALD JACOI1V for NBA Service Pete's Caution Saves His Slam "There's more to this hand than meets the eye." said Pessimistic Pete gloomily. "I have a hunch that there's trouble ahead." Nobody paid much attention, because Pete worries about nearly every hand that he plays. Most of tlie time the only result of his anxiety is a couple of minutes of lost time, but this doesn't bother Pete. "What would I do with the couple or minutes I could save by Hinging out cards In a hurry?" he wants to know. Occasionally his precautions are far from waste or lime. For example, take the hand shown today. Pete thought he was being cautious when he bid only a small slam with the South hand. Even though North had passed originally dt« raise lo three spades would ordi than he actually held. West opened the queen of hearts, and Pete won with the ace. Then he made his normal gloomy predic-; tion about the fate of the hand. After some thought, however, lie saw a way to guard against the bad breaks that he expected to develop. Pete drew three rounds of trumps, cashed the tou diamonds, and ruffed dummy's last diamond In his own hand. His next step was to cash . *, jack of club. 1 ;, for example, Pc 1 would have won, in his own har with the queen. And then dumir would have the ace-eight for a la er finesse. It's easy to see what would hav happened if Pete had played th hand carelessly. He'd have lost club trick as well as the sure her. loser, and the slam contrct would have been set. The Asiatic countries either har* i overpowering urge lo be freo of le apron-strings which bind them n an imperial "mother country" or living cut the strings, they are fraid they again will become en- leshcd In colonialism. Communism naturally finds fh!« nrest a fruitful field for opera- ons, and Is going all-out to li >lre and aid revolutions. Howerf le fact- remains that broadly ^, ILBft ._ ig many—perhaps the majority f the rebels are Impelled by their eslrc for independence rather than y any virtue they see In bolshe- ism. This, I take It, Is the background f America's effort to persuade 'ranee to give a greater hand to :ie governments of the three new ndochinese states—Vietnam, Laos nd Cambodia. These states are ald- ng Ihe French In battling the Com- lusisls led by General Ho Chi Miuh, who got his training from Mos- ow—and things have been going ery badly for (he stales. As might be expected, the Communists are making a big play rftli the charge that the French. ire bent on reimposing colonial rule, u order to counter this. Secretary f State Acheson has been urging hat the French raise Ihc three lates to the status of equal allies. U. S. lo Have Us Way Moreover, the secretary has in- Isted that a large part of the American arms \vhteh are to be hipped to- Indochina must be de- ivercd directly lo the state 'forces The French had wanted most of hese weapons to go to their army n (he field, but are said to be al- cring their plans to fall in with Washington's views. There is no point In trying to »lster up any tottering colonialism In Asia. The day Is past when i "mother-country" can impose ,**T will on the people of an cnti,*r, different race. That naturally is a hard truth' 'or a "mother-country" to swallow, but by and large the Imperial governments have faced up to il. In proof of this we have such great new nations as India, Pakistan Burma and Indonesia. Still, fear or a recrudescence of imperialism is always In the minds of the Asiatic people's. We have a specific example of this in the re- uellion in French Indochina That is Communist-inspired, to be sure but it gets its impetus largely from .he propaganda that France "is trying to restore her colonial hold Paradoxical though it seems, 'thij fear of imperialism may In the long run be an aid to the democracies in keeping Asia from succumbing to Communism. For Communism is the last word In imperialism. It demands that its satellites surrender their sovereignty to Moscow. It calls for totalitarian regimentation of all populations The Asiatic countries are strongly' nationalistic, 'mis feeling is more- intense in many instances becau the countries have just emerged " >— • ••""*= ju-av yinurgec statehood. They are Jealous of new found rights. So I believe we may-expect (lie charge of imperialism to be one of the clncf weapons used by both the democracies and the Communists in the swelling battle for Asia Years Ago Today Miss Betty Lee McCutchen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O W McCutchen. has been elected foot-ball queen of l), e city high school for the second consecutive year She will be crowned at hair-time of the Walnut Ridge-Blythcvillc gama Friday night. Mrs. w. D. Mcciain, Mrs. Richard DnVall. Mrs. J. A. Womack and Billy King, of Equality n] are guests of Mrs. Alice Womack and daughters, Mrs. Rives Allen and Mrs. Jesse M. white, and their families for the week end. Walter Log?n, who Li employer! at Caruthersville, Mo., is homo for the week end. Mmes. H. G. Partlow, Jesse M. White, Bilbo Gilbert and F>fcert Grimes are in Memphis today*™ (DEALER) 2* * Q 10 9 2 ^ t 82 4 KG3 + A852 4763 VQJ 107 3 * 10BB3 + 6 j N W E S 4t5 V K95 4 * QJ74 * J 10 7 4 * A KJ84 1 < f A6 > A2 + KQ93 Jf-S vul. North East South Wn« Pass Pass 1 k Pass 3 4 Tass 6 * p as s Pass Pass Opening lead— V Q tbe king of clubs. Then he gave the enemy Ihcir heart trick, not caring which opponent won it. Pele knew that he would be faced with one of Ihree possibilities, and he was prepared for all of them. If the player who took the heart trick could not return a club, any other return would allow dummy to ruff white Pete discarded a low club. If the player who loot the heart trick could return a club, and if the other defender could follow suit, the clulxs would break and there would be no problem. The third possibility was what ihow • much better hand j actually took place. Tlie player who Famous Painting HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted painting 9 Sounder mentally VERTICAL 1 Male 2 Atop 3 Granular snow 4 Dry 12 Wilt M Naval Reserve 34 Handles tab.) IBUnita 18 Reprieves 19 Alarms 10 Amphitheater 5 Trimming 12 Winnow 6 Flower 13 It was painted 7 Symbol for by Leonardo selenium ,,^f . , SInsecl . 15 It was slolen g Dried orchid m 191 land tuber recovered 11 Cognizant years later — 17 Boy's nickname 18 Reparation 20 One 21 Remov< 23 Rent 25 Heroic poem 26 Fruit drinks 27 Higher 28 "Smallest Slate" (ab.) 29 Six (Roman) 30 Preposition 31 Legal wrong 33 Protuberant* 36 Curved molding 37 Brother at Jacob (Bib.) 38 Measure ol area 39 Golf position! 45 Abraham's home (Bib.) 48 Lair 48 Constellation 49 Malt beverage 1 50 Fluid part of blood 52 S*» godden M Caution JttYi 22 It now hangj 42 Nickel in Ihe 24 Hnieful 31 Amphibian 32 Monsters roughly (symbol) ^ Fugue final* •H Greek seaport 47 Fresh 49 Three-toed sloths 35 Unadulterated 51 Sun god l?M-1', nCy '"Regi« 41 Military forces professor (ab.)

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