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PA4ME FOUR IrlJM'lU.K (AUK.) CUUKli-JK NtiWS TKZ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •an COURIER NEWS co. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher BAWY A. HAINES, AulcUnt Publisher A. A. rREDRICKSON, Editor FAULD. HUMAN, Advertising Manager, Sole Nation*! Advertising Representative*: WaUa« WItmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atkutt. uempitit. Entered as tecond clue matter at the po»t- oMfa* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con**«, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o( Blytheville or any •uburban town when carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week, By mall, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year, 12.60 for six months, »1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The word* of his mouth are iniquity and 4M*U: he halh l*ti off to be wise, aiul to do food.—Psalms 36:3. * * * If anyone tells yo,u that such a person speaks JJ1 of you, do not make excuse about what is said of you, but answer: "He was ignorant of my oth- ( «r faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone." —Epictetus. - Barbs A Tennessee woman was Hogged for revealing secrets. That should be stopped pronto as a threat to nil women. + * * A rtr>g !s a man's best friend except when H 1 * the wife who bought It. * * *. Any time n day at work seems to drag you probably haven't enough to do. * • » Why it U s«m« "distlnnuLihrd visitors" are fiTtn a key to & city when the place 1» wide open? * + * Women agree that the man who says that women never agree is* wrong. Perpetrators of Atrocities Escape As UN,Army Haggle "Atrocity" is fast becoming an every-day word in the average person's /wartime vocabulary. Just like "bazooka," "jet," "A-bomb," or "radar." We seem too willing to accept a hideous crime as an inevitable consequence of »odern warfare. The latest estimates of atrocities in the Korean war run as high as 25,000. R means that as many as 25,000 South .' Korean civiliang and American G. I.'s h«v« been brutally butchered as they lay helplessly wounded br bound. Although voluminous evidence has been gathered to prove that these savage nets have taken place, there seems to have been little or no effort to locate and identify'the guilty parties. The Army appears to have' taken the view that it is the job of the United : Nations to gather evidence against specific war criminals. The UN, conversely, seems to think that the Army should handle it. It is obvious that unless evidence against specific individuals is obtained, no punitive action will be taken. Denunciatory speeches point out our abhorrence of this needless cruelty in wartime, but do little to stop it. Only conviction and punishment of individual war criminals can discourage this sort of wanton murder in the future. Evidence against war criminals disappears quickly. Investigators for the Number^ trials discovered that wit- ' nesses forget, or become hard to find. Documents disappear or are destroyed. Much time already has been lost in Korea and every day the U. S. Army and the United iN'ations haggle over who is responsible for gathering that evidence, another wanton war savage may get off (he hook. The responsibility for chasing down facts that will lead a war criminal lo prison or the gallows logically would appear to fall to the UN. The independent nature of that world body lends itself to ferreting out information impartially, and data so gathered would be all the more damning for its lack of bias. The Army, while it undoubtedly could prove useful, is better geared for searching out material of a more military nature. But whichever agency falls heir to th« job, it's time it was started. A precedent of fixing the guilt for war crimes on individuals was established at the Nurnberg and Tokyo trials. United Nations observers and U. S. Army experts »r« on the scene. There is no reason for further delay. United Nations Week ^, The western world—and much of the Far East—should salute the UN on United Nation* Day, Oct. 24. And it might be worthwhile for all of us to take lime out for some few moments of reflection about the world organization that is celebrating its fifth anniversary. A good part of the comment in this country about the UN has been derogatory and willi iiltle basis of fact. The very people who say the most against the UN know the least about it. Admittedly the organization could be a lot better; it could be made to work more smoothly. But tjie main thing to remember is the fact that it does work, it has proved its value. The immediate response to the Korean crisis, which enabled the U. S. to rush cjuick aid to the hard-pressed South Koreans, demonstrated what the freedom-loving peoples of the world can do when they band together. The next time you hear someone deprecate the work of the UN, or you yourself begin to doubt it usefulness, just ask this (luestion: "What better plan have we to secure world peace than the United Nations?" When you come up with an answer, then you can begin to slam the UN. Views of Others Hope Founded On A Wish W. Stimrl Symington makes a strong defense of the Administration's current policy on inflation control, but it seems to us he is in danger of forgetting to touch third base. The mobilization chief knows the importance ol first base—the effort to increase production— and of second base— the curtailment, of consumer demand by fiscal and tax measures. But he Is not yet ready to give the same weight, to price and wage control, which in o)ir opinion dc- 'manrt equal attention if the inflationary spiral is to be checked. . , Mr. Symington Is right in saying that the first two approaches to the problem are basic and indispensable. His hope Is that if production Is increased and excess'purchasing power mopped up, then price and wage control may be uncessnry. When you come right down to It, however, the basis of his hope turn out to be a wish—certainly not H conviction—that labor and business and consumers will exercise a proper degree o( restraint in view or the national emergency. Mr.'Symington does not rely on voluntary acts ol patriotism to increase production. In this field the Government IE conducting a firm and positive policy of providing incentive for getting that production, backer! by power of seizure if ncc- ' essary. Mr. Symington dots not rely on voluntary self- restraint in the fiscal field. Here, too, the Government Is firmly and positively cm-tuning consumer credit, and taking more taxes out or the people's pockets. Why should it be assumed that voluntary self- restraint will hold prices and wages in check when the law and the national policy do not rely on this motive in the other-fields ot inflation control? The .fact Is that the Individual business man, union leader or conjyirner cannot himself cope with the inflationary forces now at work. Maybe r. business man woulrt like to hold prices down; but nevertheless prices keep edging up. And as they rise, Uie ability of union leaders to exercise restraint on wage demands dimishes. As President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers said last summer: "It is less important now to speculate whether wages chase prices or vice versa, than it Is to make sure that neither commences to chase the other." Yet there are disturbing signs that the chase hM already begun. The best way to stop It is to apply here the same principles of national sclf- disclpllvie, exerted through national policy, which are being applied on other fronts. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Say The problem we had in the last war with the Nazi fifth column was very small compared with the problem we have today in this country and our territories from the so-called Communists and Soviet activities.—F. B. I. director J. Edgar Hoover. • • * The only way for Ihe Republican Party to become the majority party of cur country is to bring in the young people. They are the ever- growing strength of our organization.—Guy Gabrielson, Republican national committee chairman. • * * The peoples of Ihe world are looking to the United Slates for leadership and hope. If we are lo prove equal to this desperate need, each U. S. citizen must feel a personal responsibility.—Gen. Lucius Clay, national chairman of the Crusade for Freedom. » • • We reject the theory ot giving workers only the same loaf of bread year after year. Other factors must be considered broidra the cost of living.—David McDonald, international secretary of the CIO United SlccWorkers. *•» * , When the UN has won Its enforcement action in Korea, as we must, i want | o 5e e a new and great effort.to start the wheels of negotiation turning again between east and west in the UN.—Trygvt Lie, secretary general of the UN. • •« » This country is now in a transition from & period of abundance to a period of relative shortage. In almost all fundamental metals, we are not making as much as we need.—Dr. Donald MrUiishlln, president of the famous Hoir.cslake Mine, . SATURDAY, OCTOBIB tl, Some Day C? Peter Edson's Washington Column German War Industries Revive As Western Europe Arms Itself WIESBADEN. Germany —(NBA) — Practically the only high U.S. official who stayed all through nearly six years of Allied occupation in Germany Is Dr. James N. Newman. He is now U.S. commissioner for t h e state ot Hesse. one of the 11 "laender" which make u p ' t h e American, British, and French zones of western Ger- Peter Eifsnn many. Dr. Newman was formerly a public school .superintendent in New York state. He got into the original military government organization as an expert to help recognize German schools nmng democratic lines. However, he showed an aptitude for local government organization. He Is big and somewhat blustery. He liked the life of living in a big house In Wiesbaden, so he stuck it out while others went home. For a time he went lo all the meetings and made all the speeches he was up somewhat asked to. He has let now. At first he had a staff of nearly 1MO U.S. Army officers and civilians to help him get the new government going in Eiesse, Now the staff is down to 10(1. But in the time that he has been here, he has seen U.S. policy in Germany undergo a complete change. We began by cooperating with the Communists lo suppress Ger- course, due to U.S. Army and Mar- mnll mUilarl. ml»U> t-L~~~, —I.* , .. ">ltlj nou IVIHI man military might. German military production and the Nazis. Today we are working to suppress the Communists and we are taking the first, faltering steps to rebuild Germany's military potential. It will be only a matter of months. Dr. New-man believes, until U.S. military forces start pouring back into Germany. The three western zones of Germany may soon authorize the building up of a national guard force of perhaps several hundred thousand more men. Little trouble is expected to obtaining the necessary recruits. The next step—and it will be an easy one— will be giving these forces heavier arms and incorporating them into the western European army being authorized by the allied government. Only France is holding back these two developments. West German manufacture of military components has already begun. Optical glass Tor telescopes and military binoculars is again being made. Radio and electronics equipment are being made. A splinter of the I. G. Farben industries Is now packing penicillin— enough for all Europe— and Is ready to capture the market. Ball bearings -are again being manufactured. There will be more of this relaxation of restrictions time goes on. on war industries as Western Germany is working, and it is acute bomb building, housing There is shortage, still due to e. But hizher than that of any other European country that was in the war. A lot of it is, r,f shall Plan millions. Communists POM a Problem This shift of policy and objectives has brought with It many problems. Number one Is battling the Communists In the Industrial areas of western Germany. They are tireless. The Communist youth organizations are most tireless of all. Dr. Newman has encouraged the formation of anti-Communist youth organizations to combat them in Hesse. Big rallies and summer camps were held last year, but they got little or no publicity outside local areas where they g were held. As U.S. Commissioner in Hesse. Dr. Newman last summer gave or ders to close a Communist news paper in Frankfurt. Other lacnder have followed this, lead. But new papers spring up under new names to carry on the campaign of hatred. A constant stream of propaganda is poured across the line from the Russian eastern zone. As of today, It i.s believed that 90 per cent of the Germans hate the Communists, says Dr. Newman. The flood of refugees from tne eastern to western zones is offered as proof of that. U.S. victories In Korea have raised U.S. prestige. But the Germans are opportunistic. In the first dnys of the Korean war, when It looked as though UN UN Gets Weapons To Maintain Peace Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN Written for NEA Service The state of the health influences many important decisions:. The first question today is an example of how carefully decisions must be weighed. Q—Can a young woman of 23 with an enlarged heart marry and bear children? A—Xo one can givi this question xhlrh G. B. an answer lo will apply In all cases. The first step Is lo make a careful analysis of the cause of the enlargement and of the capacity of the heart to withstand pby- slcnl strain. If Ihe results are favorable, it may be possible to bear children, but even then It Is necessary lo naloh for symptoms of heart strain particularly during the pregnancy. In oilier words, (be answer to this question can he given only after careful study of the Individual pallenl. * • * Q-For the last three or four months my eyelids have been swollen and my fingers too, at times. Could this be a sign of something seriously wrong? Mrs C R A—The symptoms described can be signs of something'dan- gerously wrnnf;. They presence of Height's suggest disease al- though, of ciMirse, the diagnosis cannot be made wtthoi"'- fhe examination of the urine, the blood pressure ,an,l other tests. You should not ilclay having these done. • « + Q-Each year at about the same time, my hands break out with blisters. What would you suggest? Mw. K. .A— The fact lh.il your (rouhle develops at a certain time of the year suggests that it is caused by something with which you come in- contact. This is sometimes called eczema or dermatitis vallanata. I>o you pull weeds, garden, or no mme- tliing else with your hands at that time of year? It may take some good detective wor klo find what is causing the trouble. IS—I think It would help to prevent diseases being carried by milk If the milk companies were required to double cap the milk bottles so that the hands of those who handle the bottles would not contaminate the rims. What do you think? E.L.B. A—This is an excellent suggestion. Some milk companies already do this. Q Is It harmful to ride train two weeks alter an anpen- In tllx operation? Mrs. H.L.P. A—N'o, if the operation illd not involve any ^complications. • * "' * * Q Can a physic be administered to a year-old baby for a cold, or Is that method outmoded? Anxious Grandmother. A—It is most doubtful that a physic tines any fond for a colrt. I believe that fed- child specialists recommend Mils any more, unless there is a real constipation present. Q—Do yon think doctors will ever be able to perform operations without the danger of phlebitis setting in? Reader A—There Is snmc danger of phlebitis after almost any operation, hut this danger in recent years forces -would get pushed Into the I '"•' llccn Steady lessened hy requir- Japan sea, there was evidence that some German manufacturers began slipping Bid to the Communists — just to get on the right side. Once again.' the Germans have us over a barrel and they know it. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NlwV Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)-Jack Benny warmed his hands in front of a fireplace—a chalk mark on the floor—looked out a window—a chalk mark on the Door—sat down nt a de.sk—a chalk mark on the Moor— and .said: "I'm In television." .-Ind to he is. pins all his radio playmates and guest star Dinah Shore come Orl. 28 when "'Hie Jack Benny Show" debut.-; on TV in Mew York. It's the first of four 45-min- ule shows Jack will do this winter —cue every ciffht wer'-:s — as a wannup for a regular h.ilf hour program next season. The format will follow .lack's long popular airshow. Most of the action takes place in (he livins room of Ills Bevcijly I'.ills home complete with pay telephone, n cigaret vending machine and Polly, the parrot, who yells for .lack every time Rochester takes a banana out ot a fruit bowl. A perfectionist. Jack is rchr.ir.s- ing the show in Hollywood in n bare rehearsal room guided only by chalk marks on Ihe floor. He even went to the expense of film tp.st.s for his cast to sec whether they looked better with or without makeup. Despite all the cracks about his toupee. .lack ivnn'f be wearing oix\ But he will wear his glasses—"I just use 'cm tor seeing." As he virus Ills vierleo hnjillsm. "Why should It b* worse than any other show on TV?" Jack rnn -ir.'ord to be stunc. He has a character, a cast and a set of props known to millions. Sure-Shot Hcnrrirl N'ow it's Paul Henreid who want.s boy in "Charlie Was a Lady." . . . Now that Red Skelton's on the sunny side of the street again, it can be tolrt. A serious internal condi- Sre HOI.I.V1VOO1) on Page « JACQBY ON BRIDGE \vay lo be n thry-wcnl-that-a Tie h?s. an eye cocked on Frank boy. Norri.s' "The Octopus," a scmi-umi- bleweed epic. If this keeps up, Charles Bayer will be a-rulin' Old Paint and Garbo will lead the posse. . . . Doris Day Is toying nidi Ihe Idea of flattening those cm-,vs to uUy B girl who masquerades as a Ky OSWALD .IACOBY Written for NKA Scrvico Can You Spot The Culprit Here? "Maybe this is Just a foolish question." writes a SI. Louis correspondent, "but if a sensible answer Is possible it would set our minds at rest. Our trouble developed in a hand in which both defenders marie a serious mistake on the same trick! "West opened the king of spades nnd then led the jnck ot spades. East realized that his partner was showing the, four top honors in spades, and he therefore discarded the dciice of diamonds on the second round of spades, west continued with the ace of spades, and East discarded the deuce of clubs, thus indicating that he had no trick in either of the minor .suits. "Now came the fatal trick. West led the queen o! sp.idw. and East discarded another diamond. South ruffed with R low trump, drew trumps, and easily won the rest of the tricks. "West was prompt to point out that, if Bust had played the Jack of (rumps on the lourth sparte Ihe contract would have been defeated. South would be obliged to overruff with Ihe queen or king of trumps, and then West would surely win a trump trick with his ten. "East agreed with this statement. However, he arcucd that West should have led the low spade instead of Ihe nnccii. This would have m.irte it perfectly clear that he wanted East to ruff rather Uian IngT early rising and activity tollow- operations, null by other new ing methods. • • * Q—I have a ringing in the right ear at night. What could cause this condition? c-p discard. West agreed that he should A-The complaint wlilrli YOU ilc- have lea the low spade Instead or scribe Is ralher common, n ,,„,!,the queen. However, he argued thatl a |,i y cnmP < ' East should have ruffed reeardlws 49764 T A63 *KQ »AKQJ 5 V 1083 4983 W S E tl *2 V J2 » 10873 2 + 7654 2 {DEALER) 4 1083 * A4 * AJ10 Neither vul. Smith Wnl North IV )* 2* 2 V Para 4 y Pas» Pass Opening lead—4 K East Pass Pass of which spade was led. "In olher agrees that words, each he made defender mistake; and each insists that his partner's mistake was worse than his own. So that is our foolish question: Whose mistake was worse?" It isn't a foolish question, and It Isn't hard to find a sensible answer. West made the only mistake, and East didn't make a mistake at all. The reason is that West knows the contract will be defeated If his partner can ruff Ihe fourth .sparte with an honor. Hence It Is definitely up to West to lead a low- spade at the fourth trick to make sure that his partner rulfs. (if East were a beginner he might ru(f with his low trump, but it may be taken for granted that a good plaver would ruff hlgh.l When West led the queen' of spades at the fourth trick the effect was to tell his partner not to inner •> By I>eWITT AP Foreign Alfaln The United Nations' adoption at the plan to halt aggression «,,. where and everywhere, by fores " necessary, represents the most powerful organized peact mor* fvtr made. | It tacitly recognizes trill until f. human nature is changed mankind ;; { is going to resort lo war at times, !i! and must be restrained. ; i In effect It acknowledges th»t .'( there will be occasions when only fi force, or a display of force, «fln/tirn ' the trick. if ;.; This far-reaching project Is given •:•, teeth by a provision requiring thai 'i U.K. members place specified unit* K ; of their armed forces at the dbj- ] posal of the peace organJKition ta ':• meet crises. It represents a perp«tu. '• atlon of the emergency measurt " under which the U.N. was able to i send its own forces Into Korea to i I end the aggression from the north, I True, the program still has to go " I through the formality of being :' passed by the General Assembly, However, the big majority by which : It was adopted in the Assembly'^ . political committee ensures Its pa&»age In the larger body. -; "The Hague Convention" i It's Just over 50 years ago that A the world saw the first meeting of "',' nations ever assembled, to discus* ;-: ways and jneans of maintaining '^ peace. That was in 1899 when K ' countries met at The Hague nnd adopted a "convention for the pad- : ' fie settlement of International disputes." ,: This'- was followed In 1907 by th« •'second peace conference," when 44 states — representing virtually »n ; the Independent nation* of ths globe—reaffirmed the convention ' and added lo tt. The convention provided for mediation, arbitration, and International commission!* of inquiry Into situations likely to lead to y;ar. The next step—and It wan • wren-league stride—was the creation of the League of Nations at I ^^ of World War I. That did some \ work—but It failed In the great emergencies • because It lacked tht courage (and the means) -to take forceful action against aggressors. Locarno Pact Forced In an effort to bolster the League, the Locarno Pact was forced in 1925, ivlth the primary Idea of preventing any further German-French upheavals. Then In 1928, because thi League of Nations didn't completely abolish war, 59 of the 64 Independent nations ot the world signed the Paris Peace Pact for "renunciation of war." . These peace moves were followed ' by disarmament conferences. .And of course much has been done In the interests of peace In the Western hemisphere by the various Pan American conferences. " Probably it has required air-this palient and 'persistent sp'nde'f*wk to prepare, the way for the historic '•! employment of sanctions by force to halt aggression. In any event, it lias remained for the United Nations- to make the first concerted application ol such sanctions. Nou- this daring but fortutiayily successful experiment Is leadi^JBto the adoption : of permanent rtSas- ures that will provide the U.N. with the machinery to deal with aggression. Perhaps It Is too much to hope (hat this will prevent any further aggression. But It is the most powerful move In that direction j'et mncte. Certainly it will encourage Snail and weak nations to go ahead In Vvorking out their own destinies without fear of assault by . great powers with evil designs. 75 Years Ago Today Flashing a versatile running and passing attack centered around Hershel Mosley, triple threat star and candidate for all-state honors the Blytneville. 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