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CO, M. W. XAIKM, Publkhcr BMUIY A. HAWK, AaakUnt Pub&tur A. A. VREDR1CUON, Bdilor ' FA0t> D. HUlCAjr. Admiiiani- Muu«*r Sol« NationaJ A WaUac* Wltmtr Co., New York, Chka*o. Defeett, a*ia«i* Ifemphic. Entered u second daw m»tt« at the po*U «Kk» >t BlythevU>, AxkuiMi, under ut of COB- fre«, October », It 17. Member o( Th« Auodmttd Prt« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ff carrier ta th« city of Blyth«flll« «r any suburban town wher* carrier aerrla* if m»ln- iained, 2Sc per week. By mall, within a radlua ot SO BUM, »*.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. >l 35 for lhre« month>; by mall outside 60 mile lone, »1240 per y«ar payable IB advance. Meditations Kcbuke the company of «p«»rsw«, th» niltl- Me of the bulls, with the calve* <rf the ptovW, Ifll «w one inhmU hlmse!/ with piece* of *• -.Ter: «r»tUr tho. the people thai 4eU|hl in war. —halm H:M. * * * War It not"an act of God but a'crime of man. —Cordell Hull. •> Barbs IU Miy to buy hamburger, but you atlll hay* fa search for It — oh the inside of a bun. * * * Majbe a uob doesn't (rant to a*Mclai« with 7««i for /ear you'll find ftwi you don't want t* •elate with bin. \ , Again football has brought a season of letups that hart turned out to be upsets. * * t Barents can at leait be thankful that their kMl MUtom torn wit a> the rwljhbon .e * * + Porto art born, not B Sound* Hks a poor Mouse. lay* a wittxr. French Give World H6p« For Victory in Indo-Chino. For six years th« Communist-led Viet Minh rebels-ha v«' rjten battling the French forces in Indo-China. Many time* ths Reds have seriously threatened th« major French base at Hanoi. But, one -way or another, thfe French have alwayt managed to hurl back the menacing »t- - tackers. . '•*,-• As in Korea and as in Malays, where British units have been fightinjf an endless war against jungle rebels.'the Indo-Chinese war has seemed to offer no way out "of cost)y ; i discouraging itale- mate. But recent developments have at last infused the French cause with new hope. The Viet Minh armies may btf heading for'their biggest defeat of th« war. It all began when the Reds launched their greatest offensive of the «ntir« six years, sending three crack divisions slicing southwestward into mountainous terrain in fen apparent effort to e*circle Hanoi — which lies to the east. The Communist drive came from th« northeast, the Viet Minh stronghold, where main arteries link the Reds with Sed China, source of mate-rials and site of training bases. Tn early stages the offtnsive had marked success. >. Then suddenly the tide turned. In the biggest airborne operation of the war, the French dropped 2500 parachutists in the enemy's rear. They cut th« Rtds' major supply, line and only «scap« route back to their northeastern centers. Road blocks were established, and raiding French tanks fanned out to produce hayoc in Red territory. The advancing wave. of Red armiet slowed to a hall. Their initiative is gon«. They find-themselves holding Indo-Chinese soil which, by itself, has no particular strategic or military value. And they find their way home cut off. Instead of pushing on, they now must figure how to get fiack, at the least tost to their top- grade- forces. They ar« not yet defeated, but only embarrassed. The French maneuver, aided mightily by enlarged military supplies from America, was a brillian strokt. But it -will not be marked down as a victory until the French have imposed a heavy costs in men and materials on th« beleagured Viet Minh rebels. The whole free world waits with hop* for * decisive turn in the fighting. H-Bomb Awaiting Man's Decree: Peace.or Suicide? Though the Atomic Energy Commission's report was deliberately vague, it »e«mg ckar the United States has dev«lop*d something well on the .way to' : » hydrogen bomb, if not th* full-seal* Tk« portent •< tfefc k tr«m*ndoun. H mtani that w« ihall toon possfsi th* most destructive of »U ' weapons, a thlnif of »uch eolosul explosive force that it must b* reckoned 11 a ISrinch naval gun to an ordinary army rifle when compared with the present A-bomb. Fully developed, the hydrogen bomb may perhaps be capable of destroying several hundred square rrtilei at a single blast. Us potentialities in death and devastation stagger the human mind. We are building the hyWrogen bomb because our scientists told us it was possible, and we rightly concluded that if anyone wag to havt it, we should. Yet the theories which spurred the scientists on are equally well known to the Russians, and we must assume they »r« toiling ceaselessly to product' the same result : —and will in due course succeed. When that moment arrives, we must then face the fact that our greatest potential enemy holds>a weapon which in her hands can prove of infinitely greater menace to us than can the same device used by America against the Soviet Union. •-. \, t The reason Is that our tightly packed industrial centtrs,.Jike New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and'Detroit, represent ' a. far more inviting set of targets than do Russian cities. In Russia, industry, is. much more widely dispersed. With the successful development of the hydrogen bomb — or its early counterpart — the world contains within itself the great seed of universal destruction. At the same time, the very magnitude of its" menace stirs the hop* that men on all sides may fear to employ it, and that .therefore Ihe outlook for avoiding total war may brighten rather than grow dimmer. Which shall it be? Men of every political faith thfe' world over are challenged to decide whether to move toward the Earth's suicide or toward th« still misty goals of lasting peace. Views of Others They Gould; But Will They? Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank ot Atlanta have just completed an Interesting .study of the Southeast's agricultural production pot*h-' tial They also compared the ability ot the farm- trs of the Bouth'east to achtevt. quick production Increase* with thut ol the farmers ot other regions of the country. The •conomiits found that, if an po«slble quick Improvements were mane in the soils snd mechanical equipment owned by Southeastern fanners, the largest Increase possible ta any region of thi country might be anticipated. By th« end of 1955, according to the reserve bank's enptrts, the Southeastern states could exceed by more than M per eent their 1950 farm production. For the same'period other regions would do well .to attain a .30 per cent increase. They pointed out that with' the nation's rapid population growth arid Increased demands Jor food such an increase may be desirable. But they were realistic enough to add that sucn sm increase In Southern frm production could be accomplished only if the level ol [arm income remains relatively high. ' That, unfortunately. Is a big "if." The performance ol all markets dealing in agricultural commodities has been steadily downward since the day after the recent national election. The Republican party's long history of indifference to the well-being ol farm producers Is such as to support the theory that the trend may continue down. •Meanwhile, prices ft most commodities the farmer mast buy continue to Increase, constantly narrowing his margin of profit. Since the tverage farmer has as much Interest In profitj as members ol any other segment of the economy, it Is unlikely that he may b« tempted to spend tlic money necessary for him to expand production. And n-ho can blame him? —N«shvillt Tennessemn. SO THEY SAY You couldn't satisfy me no matter how much ammunition there was. N'o one has ever had enough. The more you have the more damage yon can Inflict. — Eighth Army Commander oen. I think i v>utd have won tth« election). I might not hive won by as l»rg« a majority, but 1 think I'd have won Just about as many states as (Eisenhower). — Sen. Robert A. T»ft (R., o.). * + *"'' I would not raise my voice against General Eisenhower U he decided the way to end the war in Korea was to crass the Yalu River, -r Harry Woodring, Secretary of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt, * * * Our civilization 1s still at stake. We all must be prepared lo make further heavy sacrifices. — Netherlands Ambassador to the U. «. Dr. J. H. Van Holjw. Wl/TTJWWLI/E Dwight David and th« Giont Piter fd son's Washington Colurnr Changing Atomic Energy Law Is Riddle for Ike and Congress WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The development of atomic ^ power by private enterprise for industrial and commercial use presents the new President and .the new Congress with a problem just explosive A-bombs as the or H- reter Ed* law makes bombs t h e tin- selves. The reason is that the present atomic energy a Hat prohibition against private ownership of facilities for producing tissionable materials. , When this law fathered by the late Sen. Brian McMahon of Connecticut, was passed In 1046, the big idea In' Congress was to give the U.S. government a complete monopoly on atomic energy. This was to .npplyUb the raw materials that went into manufacture of uranium and plutpnluni, the fissionable materials -themselves, the plants in which they were processed or made into bombs and all patents relating thereto. Now. six years later, the picture has changed. The U.S. monopoly is gone. Russia and Britain have bombs of their own. The prospects for International control of atomic energy production for peacefeil uses have dimmed almost to the vanishing point. Countries like Belgium ond The Netherlands, with limited supplies, of coal and no petroleum, are look- Ing toward the use of atornic'power as prime sources of energy. With cbntrpl over the rich uranium mines of the Congo; the Belgians are beginning to wonrier why all their raw materials should go the_ U.S. for processing. On top of this, engineering brains have caught up .with scientific brains at a. more rapid rate than a'ss expected. The use of atomic energy for the development of eiec- trfc power Is now conceded to be • lot closer than was thought possible five years ago. Private Industry is clamoring to get in on the atomic energy act, either as a short-range or « long- range proposition. Also, the U.S. government's -Atomic Energy Commission seems to be switching its viewpoint somewhat. Mnybe it Isn't such a 'good Idea for the government to atomic ha»e this energy, monopoly. . Maybe the great, competitive tree enterprise system could find new ways to purify uranium and make it into Plutonium. Maybe It could do this at less cost than the government lays out In its multi-billion-dollar plants. Maybe;.the. right,way to do this would he'lo'turn nil patents and processes over to.,private industry, selling the present government- owned and operated plants. letting the government buy uranium and Plutonium from the private companies that would use .the atomic enerjy to develop power. Before any of these things could be done, however, the McMahon atomic energy law would have to be changed. And this shapes up as a potential knock-down, drag- out ffghl that would make the fight over original passage of the 1 seem tame by comparison. What is involved here is a fundamental philosophy of government. The question Is how the forces and products of atomic energy may be used for the greatest good to mankind. The military security question bobs up almost. Immediately to complicate the question. The greater, number of people or companies having access to fissionable materials and atomic energy secrets, the greater the risk of their being leaked to an enemy power. Also, the primary demand for uranium and plutonium today is for the manufacture of bombs There aren't enough fissionable materials to build up the bomb stock pile and still make use of the stuff for private power. So, from national defense-minded people you getHhe argument to keep all the secrets and materials and plants locked up tight- as a government monopoly. The safety angle is stressed. Fissionable materials are dangerous to handle So lock 'em up light. From people who believe that atomic energy, is . a , natural re- soiuce that belong to all the people, you get a similar argument against allowing private enterprise lo exploit these processes for profit.: This becomes merely "another phase of the old public hydro electric power-development argument And here spokesmen for private enterprise say government ownership of atomic energy is "socialism." The final answer to these questions will probably be,made on the basis - of what provide the ninds me—a "Lucy" fan stopped peat Arnaa at Balboa, raved about he show, then said, "You know, give my wife the same treatment ou do." Desi smiled/Then the uy blushed "But you know. It was terrible when you were off th* air. I didn't now what to do with her all ummer Ions." No Hope : For Film t The TV tiend Is to film, but Bob Hope says he haa no celluloid -i'ans for a weekly or monthly how- He'll rontinue hl» every-10- days live show at least for the est of the season. greatest good to the greatest rium ber.'.qf people. • What system wili provide the most" Jobs? 'What, system will raise the standard of living most? Perhaps the answer will be founi. in a combination of private and public ownership, as in the electric power industry today. From a more practical stand point, there is an added.economic question. The prices of fissionable materials are now so high—the capital investment costs for plants in which to process them are so great—that atomic energy Is no competitive with other sources of power. Suppose Congress should decide to let private industry have access to fissionable materials for the de velopment of power. To make this power competitive with other elec trie power, Congress would have to authorize the Atomic, Energy Com mission to buy back the Plutonium produced at a price so high that i would be a subsidy to the private power Industry. This would put that industry on the horns of the neatest dilemma ever devised. For years the private power. Industry has fought publii power as unfair competition and a subsidy to the government's pre ferred customers. In the presen atomic energy power economics the private power industry woult itself have to be subsidized to mak atomic power production a profit able business. From all these factors it can be seen what a nice fight the new Congress has ahead of it, tryin, to resolve this alotnlc riddle. the Doctor Says— By Written lor NE A Serried EDWI.V P. JORDAN, M. D. A letter received some weeks ago serves as such an excellent Introduction lo the subject of virus pneumonia that It shall be quoted at some length. "When I came down with virus pneumonia," writes Mrs. T., "I had been over the worst part of my cold for two weeks; then I started with temperature, gradually rising and after a few hours I began to break out all around my lips with fever blisters. The same night my temperature went very high, and then I broke out into severe sweating and chills. "The next few days were the same. At the time we were broke and I didn't have money for a doctor, and not knowing what was wrong I let-it go for four days. But after I,started coughing up blqod I made up my mind lhat money or no money, I better find out what was wrong with me. Now, alter several months. I still have to ue careful and not strain loo much, and I feel tired all Ihe time." ' The letter quoted brings up several important things about virus, or a, typical pneumonia. This disease, like most colds and Influenza, is caused by a virus, which Is a liny living organism too small lo see under ihe microscope. As in Mr i. T'l c*&e, It often starts like 'v an ordinary cold with cough, running eyes and nose, and perhaps some fever which may not be noticed at> first. Neglect is a dangerous thing, and Mrs. T. Is lucky that the effects were not even worse. Certainly strict bed rest from the beginning Is most desirable, and this Is particularly true since treatment with drugs Is of somewhat questionable value, though one of the relatives of penicillin — aureonrycln — has been proved by some to be useful. ..LON'fi RECOVERY PERIOD One of Ihe most annoying things ftbout virus pncuytonla is the fact lhat complete recovery lakes so long. It is true that very lew vl- tims of the disease die from H, b an X-ray film of the lungs take. \veeks after the end of the acute Illness will often show some changes still present. This probably accounts for the usual story- given by those who had ,)t that they do not feel "right" for weeks or months. Since this Is the case, those who have had virus pneumonia should realize that convalescence is * a long-drawn-out process and they should not expect to regain their usual vigor and feeling of well-being for a very • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service This Play Separated Goat From Sheep In a pair tournament each han Is played at many tables, and th result at each (able is entered o NORTH 4 1092 * K85 « K94 4 AK74 EAST MONDAY, KOT. t4, MM Johnson , IN HOLLYWOOD early HOLLYWOOD.'_ NIA _ Gerrude Berg tol<j me the bi» aecret he's been guarding for months. Her famous skew, "The Gold- *rgs," televised as llvi fare until ow, will be filmed for it* return o the picture-tube circuit ext year. Playing herself In '•From Main lree.t to Broadway" tor the big creens. Gertrude 'declared "It (fill give us lh« chance to get he backgrounds that are so Important, now that we are visual. And it »ill mean that we have a roperty thai can be shown over nd over again. It's heartbreaking do a line show and to realize hat it's gone forever." Rudy V«lle* i. mcta , way •am signing a big TV contract •1th either NBC or CBS to star n an hour-long variety show that arks straight back to th» late 20s, when he was selling yeast n the same sort of program. Hito you, too. the rreea light to > return t« •Ideo activity, Fred Allen won't « *»klng o\er the MO spot in Two x foi u.u loney." "It will b* nother .how," Herb Shrlner, -who eplaced Fred when he wa* kayoed >y lllnew «ssurw me. "Fred haa* inother idea for television now.'' Herb on movie acting: "It scare* ne On TV you have an alibi. You can blame everything on th* kinescope." The state of the Shelley Winters>, , ^ ? assman m »rrlage Isn't all hat Shelley would like It to be Dorothy' Labour's grashing her «lh over reports that Jud? Garand will star in "The Helen ?an Story." Dorothy ha* „..„ Jlugging for the role for years Ed Wynn gave a comedian permission to imitate him on a TV show »nd said: "Any similarity will be greally appreciated. CBS unveiled its new Television 3«y. In Hollywood and the eyes f movie makert are still popping fs concrete - and-polished-chrome roof that Hollywood will be the 'V capital of the world. The "I Love Lucy" audience for October was an people. Wo' amazing 34 mil- 1 And that re- E\en if his doctors gi\e him what the score wa« whenever that iflnd was played. When today's hand was playec at a recent tournament, thirteen results were entered In eleven cases the score was 450 points for North and South;' In one cast the score was 460 ; for North-South; and one unhappy North-South pair cored only-420 points. These scores not only tell a sl-jiy >ut also explain something about ournament bridge,'that will help >ndge fans'Whoi read 1 abqut Ihe National Tournament in Miami November 29 through December 7 The solitary score- of 460 was made by a pair who bid three no:rump rather than four spades North had the necessary two stop pers in clubs, and there were eleven tricks for the asking. The rest of the scores were made at a spade contract, with mos'i >f the declarers taking eleven .ricks. One unhappy player' man aged to. hold himself to ten tricks by careless play. West opened the queen of clubs, and dummy won with .the king Declarer Immediately led trumps and West took the ace of trumps and led the jack of clubs. At this moment the one. goat was separated from all the sheep. The goat played dummy's ace" of clubs, and East ruffed. South could over ruff, of course, but he had lost on« .rick in the process. The correct play, made by Ihe other eleven declarers, was to play A low club from dummy and rul In the -South hand. South could then draw trumps and obtain discard at leisure on dummy's ace of clubs. Mor- been .'• There'! * .-rr--"'<m~-i -Lnere B a bushel load of Army, red tape tied to Columbia's film version 7 of From Here to Eternity." Army «e as described in the novel will NOT be pictured on the screen." * It's full-Hedged stardom at MGM rom now on for the youthful dance wizards. Marge and Gower Champion. "Give a Girl a Break" is their latest and Marge is glowing over one dance routine which tops all of their twinkle-toe efforts. It's a dream sequence in which the Champions spin and whirl • round groups of 46 ceiling-high ' The poles," Marge Hashed it.^. give usj a super third parlneJl 1 capable of arresting motion-.and ' we can do things skaters do without skates. It's amazing " Producer Edmund Grainger, about the future of Hollywood: "We're going to have fewer movie theaters, but the'movie bust- ness will be healthier than ever before. ;We'll make fine pictures and they'll play for three months or.longer in one theater. Hollywood will be making 15 .per cent of all TV, entertainment, too. The other 25 per cent, on-the-spol reporting, events." ill be live, like sports IS Years Ago In B/ytheviMe— Margaret Shaver, Bernice Chitton, Nina Harris and Junior Barnett will play the major roles Blythevilie Little .Theater's i the first production:A committee to put on a community stunt night includes Gerald Carter^ Nedra Berryman, t Edward Edds. Rooert 'jontz, Winifred Crawford, Joe Burnette and Wynette Shepherd f , Miss Mary Bain, hl?h school faculty member, spoke to members of Blytheville's Rotary Club. A GIRL usually becomes a woman when she stops giggling and begins to calculate. — Wall street Journal ' . -j- ; jjij§ . Women are sometimes • quick to pick up fads and loibles of other women who are prominent, but Aunt Molly Harmsworth says she has her doubts about bangs. •'• © He* Nursery Rhymes Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 55 Love tod the piper'* son" 4 " had i little lamb" 8 "Little Boy 12 Stir 13 Toward the sheltered side 14 Italian coin 15 Peruse 56 Containers 57 Golf mound VERTICAL 1 Consideration 2 Smell ; 3 Monks' , residence < 4 Conceals 5 Century plant J4 Scandinavian 42 Companion 28 Cry 29 Gaelic WEST *A5 • 1052 * CM 109853 *87 V Q J tfJl 41 4> QJ88 + 2 S . 1 * 2* < * SOUTH (D) AKQJ64 3 ¥ ASS » A73 *S East-West vul. We»t North Pass 2 4 Pass 2 N.T. Pass Pass EMt Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A Q a large sheet ol paper at the scoring (able. This makes St possible, at the end of the tournament, to check up on each hand and see -A • • • ' .• 6 Fry out fat 7 Amrmalivi vote 16 Musical works 8 "Three — 18 Trailed mice" ; 20 Give extremt 9 Mark unction 10 Russian river 31 Weirder 21 Distress call 11 Comfort 33 Round-up 22 Geraint's wife 17 Suit maker 38 Italian town 24 Poses 19 Expenses 40 Liberates 26 Seed covering 23 More pleasant VI Snow vehicles 27 Mother of - Mary's pel 30 Mountain ridges 32 Where Little Jack Homer sat 34 Spiny shrubs 35 Eats away 36 Some 37 Raise 39 Drug 40 Suits 41 "Sit on < cushion and a fine seam" 42 Author ol "Night Before Christmas" 45 Wise King of Israel 49 Dogmatic 51 SeH-esleem 52 Story 53 Employed myth 43 Glacial ridg«» JS Metal 44 Norwegian 26 Property ilem capital 27 Natural gift 46 Bak« ehamlMI in a stov» 47 Curved molding 48 Short letter SO "Rub-a-dub- ' dub, three m«*

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