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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered »s second class matter »t the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythcvllle or tnj suburban town where carrier service fc maln- tained, 25c per week, By nmll, within a radius of 50 miles $5.00 per year, t2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile «me, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But (hou, son of nun, hear what I uy unto (hee; Be thou rebellious HLe that rebellious house: open thy nioulli, and rat that I jlvt thee.— L'ukiel !:8. \ » » « 1 sought Thee at a distance, and did not know that Thou wast near. I sought Thee abroad, and behold, Thou wast within me. —St. Augustine. Barbs Who remembers when It ww harder to get cuffs on pants than panU on the cuff? * * • An Indiana man who washed a juke box wu adjudged Insane. There have been time* »hen we've been craiy to do it our&elvex, » t « If you want to see the effects of the femlnin* touch, look at any married man's pay envelope. » • • From what we constantly hear, If the old and young could jusf change places everybody would be happy. •. * * • Picture of some girls on a golf course—poor at putlng, but par at petting. Russia Must Share Guilt For Slaying Yank Prisoners ; It does no good merely to be shocked at the horrible atrocities being committed against American prisoners by retreating North Korean Communists. We've seen enough of war in the last decade Or more to know that it breeds brutality, Once the bars are let down, the way is open to ruthless slaughter. Especially when the enemy is fanatical, as we know Nazis, Fascists and Communists to be. When the Korean war began, we might easily have predicted that these massacres would come to pass. There is no hate and furry to equal thai of a frustrated, defeated fanatic. He unleashes all that pent-up force in the only way he understands—against the living symbol of the enemy that has crushed him. , And thus it is that, with the issue already decided and no further purpose to be served by the taking of lives, the North Koreans have mowed down harmless U. 3. soldiers in a last fit of rage. This was in the cards all along. There was no way to prevent it—once the conflict was started. That's the real point. Who started this way? Not the North Korean Communist puppets. They'd never lift a finger without direction from the Soviet Union. This was a Russian war, nothing e!se. The North Koreans were merely the instruments of Soviet policy, an expendable vanguard thrust Out into enemy territory in the hope of gaining cheap triumph without cost to the Russian masters. The responsibility for the massacre of American men lies first with the smiling .two-faced Russians who dare to lell the world they are for peace. It lies with Vishinsky and .Malik and Gromyko, and, above all, Stalin, These men know what they have done. Killing, in war and out, is a deliberate, calculated policy in their book. Sixty-eight U. S. G. l.'s, more or less, moan absolutely nothing to them. They may be concerned that their Korean venture has failed; but not with the tragic consequences in death and destruction that followed. Well, we in America have a different outlook. Human life is dear to us. We don't feel casual about the crumpled body of a lad from Minnesota or Utah or Virginia lying in a Korean ditch. The men who ordered this war and thus sot the stage for these atrocities are entitled to nothing from us but the strictest minimum of diplomatic courtesies until they demonstrate by deed rather than word that they have some- tiling in mind besides war and the conquest of the fret worjd. •m/rrHEvn:i.K (ARK.V COUTUKR NEWS Certainly nobody should have to apologize to the Russians for insulting them anywhere—at a social dinner or whatever. On the record, ns compiled in Korean ditches and cornfields, insults are too good for them. MONDAY, OCTOBER 80, A Rose by Any Other Name . . . Up in Vermont the other day a man walked into a vote registration place. When he gave his name as Elihu Elephant, faithful Republicans in the room perked up with anticipation. Surely this man, with a name like that, is one of us, they thought. What, a perfect symbol of Republicanism in that rock-ribbed GOP state! Pleasantly, perhaps even a little eagerly, the registration clerk asked: "VS'ill you )>)t';i.se stiile your parly affiliation, Mr. Elephant?" He was happy to oblige. "1 wish to be registered as a Democrat," said Jlr. Elephant. You can guess what those unhappy folk will expect from a Mr. Donkey—if he ever shows up. Views of Others Fallacies of Prohibition Arguments hy drys that liquor Is to blame for ruined hcmes, ruined health, and tragic ac- cldenLs sounds convincing, at first. But stop and think of some of the other culprits that can cause the safe effect. Divorce causes broken homes, yet It is perfectly legal, Malnutrition can ruin one's health, yet It Is perfectly legal to starve to death. There would not be any traffic accidents It there were no cars, yet cars are legal. We very well know we cannot prohibit divorce, starvation or automobiles even if we tried, so we control them. The mere fact that something can be dangerous If misused does nol make It possible to legislate it out of existence. Another argument for prohibition is in the Biblical Injunction that "wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; iind whosoever Is deceived thereby Is not wise." (Prov. 20: 1). This is certainly true, as are all things In the Blbie, but doe.s not the Book also say. in effect, that the love of money is the root of ALL evil? H would be ridiculous to attempt, to legislate money out of existence simply because It can contaminate our mornl strength. The solution lies rtvther In becoming aware of the dangers in both liquor and money nnd controlling their use. [t is education, not prohibition, we need. There is another dry argument that liquor is costing people of the state $15,802,000 a year (1949 statistics.) At least that much wa.s spent on fishing trijjs, or for tobacco, or for motion picture admissions. Simply because it Is costly is no reason to make.flnylhing Illegal. Passing another lavtwill not stop tile misuse of liquor; It will merely lead to the misuse of the law. Many who will vote against legal liquor next fnll have no intention of doing without it if the amendment is passed. That Is hypocrisy. Many who will vote against legal liquor, plan to manufacture and sell Illegal booze, which cannot now compete with the legal product. Many will vote nguinst liquor because they do not enjoy it and sec no reason why their neighbor should. Many will vote for the amend-' ment because they nre honestly convinced that prohibition is desirable and will work. Voters in the latter clnss nre good citizens, along with those who can see that prohibition did not work before and will not work again,, and will vote AGAINST the amendment. —WYNNE (AUK.) PROGRESS So They Say If you're In love with a man, it doesn't matter what he is.—Screen starlet Paul Brill commenting on her wedding to a paraplegic veteran. * * » Yon see a Onrbo on the street am! you wouldn't give her a tumble, bill get her in front of a camera and she's n knockout.—Comedian Ed Wynn. w * * It is the Administration policy alone which encouraged the Korean aggression and involved us in n costly war.—Sen. Hobert Tail. * * * Those guys (G. l.'s fighting in Korea) arc wonderful. . . . I'm going to look up my income tax and sec it I paid cuouyh.—Singer Al Jolson, on his return from Korea. * * t No segment should become a dominating factor in government. And by that I nu-an neither business tycoons nor labor lenders.—Gov. FVank Lausche of Ohio. • » « « The State Department wants me to consider myself n widow because I hey arc clclug notning about getting my husband out of prison. They want to write him off ... Just like they did Korea. And I Intend to sec (hat they make a new beachhead In Bob's cA.se just as they had to do In Korea.—Mrs. Robert Vogcler .wife of an American businessman imprisoned in Hungary. * * t I wouldn't appoint John L. Lewis dog catcher. —President Truman. » * « The President could ill afford to have more brains In the dog department than in the Department of Slate.—John L,. Lewis. Our Changing World II- N£. ^\ \ lr '•"" '•""""*»! IF ?tX) VALUE \ THCRE o<MV» fe >bUR JOB,S>V / I *LAW/ VOUU \toTe LIKE \\ WcTFIL-^xjTo/ J /^ 0 tb-J J^ \1^'.W Peter Edsoft's Washington Column — European Recovery Program Enters Its Most Ticklish Ploase PARIS (NBA)—There are three R's to European recovery. First was Relief, now pretty well over. Second Is Reconstruction, still going on. Third will be Rearmament, Just beginning. However, there are two main roadblocks to this job. The first is Germany, and the problem of how to absorb it into the west European community. This involves overcoming ticklish national psychologies. The French have a fear fixation against rearming Germany. On the other hand, the German psychoanalysis reveal? a feeling of "let's you and him fight." Tills Is Interpreted as a belief that the United States and western Europe should fight it out with Soviet Russia while the Germans sit on the sidelines in a profitable Swiss-like neutrality. The fallacy of this, of course, Is that Germany will be the first battleground In any next war, ami it cnn't stay out. Convincing the Germans that they should fight for the West still has to be done. Cniniminlsls in \Vcstcrn Europe Are Still A Problem The second main problem is the further defeat of communism In western Em-ope. The two largest federations of trade unions in France and Italy are still Communist-dominated. Communism in Germany Is also potentially dangerous. In nil other countries of western Europe. anti-Communist organizations are in control of the labor movements. Hut they still have to do battle with a hard core of west European Communists who are well organized, well .disciplined, well financed, experienced and tough. Fully n«-are of the fact that they are no longer able to win large numbers of converts through promises of greater goodies In the Soviet wonderland, the Communists are now believed to be forming a more compact organization of potential saboteurs to create disturbance by force nnd violence. All these things emphasize that there are still chances that western European recovery will fail. Their governments are weak. Their economies are weaker. It Is still nip and tuck to see if they will pull through. It is also necessary to look the successes in western Europe fully In the face, as well ns the failures. Here nre four principal achievements on the credit side of the ledger: 1. The European Payments Union is working. A single ^tabllzed currency—which is what.western Europe realty needs—Is still a long way off. But as convertibility of currencies becomes freer, the stronger will be European unity. 2. Next most important step is removal *f trade barriers. They are not being reduced fust enough. But 60 per cent of the quantitative restrictions have now been cut. Trade between western European countries Is freer now than it has ever been. 3. The Schuman plnn. calling for pooling of western Europe's coal and steel resources, is expected to be ready soon for ratification by France, Italy, western Germany nnd IN HOI. I YWOOn BT ERSKIN'F. JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) -- J« nc Russell Is fuming over the re-issue of "Young Widow." Ditto Faith Domerguc, who has only n bit. Both girls tried to stop the second go- round of the film. . . . MOM'S "A Hoynl Wedding" will hnve a new title for its English release. Mabel St.irke will tour South America for two months with her famous tiger net. . . Freddie Bartholomew has plunged into TV in New I York as the commentator on a triple-feature film program. I asked wrestler Gorgeous George, how those blonde curls look when' he gct-s up in the morning. Gorgeous blushed-. I "Not so ROW!. The hther morning; I came ilnivn for breakfast, my «ifr look one look »l mt, jot up frnin j Ihr (able .iml salrtr 'Vou know dear,' suddenly I'm not hungry.'" Shelley Winters gets the lead alter nil opposite John Gnrficld in "He Ran All the Way." With Shelley in the Cast, there's no mystery to why he ran all the way . . . Promised nnd hoped for: Betty, Mutton's role ns a trapeze star nnd i cnchnnlrcss In DeMillc's "The Greatest Show on Earth," story of the Singling Brothers Circus Betty hns been a three-ring circus ( ever since she arrived In Holly- ' wood .... Lee J. ("Death ol a Salesman"! Cobb goes into "Sirocco" with Humphery BogArt. The big excitement on the "Operations Pacific" set Is a newcomer named Gene Carey. They expect hin to register as another Gray Cooper . . . Governor Warren's daughter. Virginia, nnd Phillip Reed have discovered ench other. Aside to Quick Mngazine and Reader's Digest: Thnnks. ngain, for the quotes from here. SUSAN'S STAMINA SURPRISES Doctors hnve ordered another operation for Susan Peters but she'i hoping that sh« won't have to go under the knife" again. Spunky Susan has baffled the Dr. Kiktarcs before by her ama?.ing stamina. ... An outline for the film biography of Dizzy Uean is making the studio rounds. ... No backstage fireworks yet. but the See HOLLYWOOD on 1'agc S • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service Shutout Bid If Often Business ' the Benelux countries. There Is grave question whether it can be made to succeed without the British. But to Jean Moniict, economist who is the author nnd fYench negotiator of the plan, it'Is regarded as a first necessary step towards the creation of a European community. 4. Finally, the creation of a common army, as proposed before the United Nations, will be a long step towards unifying western Europe's defenses. In the' last two world wars, western Europe has suffered disastrously because it lacked unified defense. As a third and still greater" threat from the east now arises, unification is all the more essential. Independent Stability? There is a grave question as to whether the western European nations have there sources—in raw materials and income—to achieve an independent stability. The United States has been making up the deficits by means of Marshall Plan nnd Military Assistance programs. Dili as now authorized, this aid will terminate in 1952. Off (he record, there Is strong official feeling that both these pro- grnms should be brought to an end on schedule. Letting them drag on might be harmful. Anything done after 1952 should be the result of a fresh look—a new appraisal by the American Congress and the American people. It should be based on the needs of the time and on what the western European nations have been able to do for themselves. Alter all. It's their own security that is primarily at stake. hnve bid three spades if they had held his hand. "Will you explain the merits, 11 [ nny, of such a shutout bid? Would an expert bid three spades on the South hand?" If an expert bid three spades on the South hand, he wouldn't be an expert. His partner would trntle him to the bush leagues for three cents in cash or any other reasonable offer. . The time to make a shutout bid is when the opponents may otherwise reach a profitable contract. Uncle Sam Picks Up Big Check in UN ft)' IJeWITT MlcKK.VZfE AP Forelfn Aff»ir« Analyst Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, a member of the American delegation to (he United Nations, puts his finger on a warm issue in challenging the inequality of membership dues In the U. N. under which the United States pays more than one-third the entire budget. That Is a subject which concerns the pocketbook or every citizen— and increasingly so. "Right, now," said the senator in Th« DOCTOR SAYS Hy EDWIN V. JOKUAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Parents who have a mongoloid child arc xreall.v shocked by tills sad event. It happens entirely without warning, even to the most healthy and normal parents, and always causes sadness and heartache. Although it Is true that the cuase of these unfortunate births is not known, there are a (few facts about them which have been established. About one child in five hundred or a thousand will he a mongoloid. This means Hint some three to five thousand mongoloid children are born each year In the United states, out of a. total of about three million. A question that comes up constantly 1 5 whether a mother who has had one mongoloid child should try jpain /or a normal baby. Judging from what Is known, the answer would usually be afflr native because she would have nineteen chances out of twenty of having a normal child. True, this Is not as good a chance as the mother who has not had a mongoloid infant, but it is not too bad. Another point that is Important to remember is that a woman who becomes pregnant after the age of 40 has a somewhat- increased chance of having a mongoloid child. She should not worry about this during pregnancy, however, since the older mother Is much more likely to have a perfectly normal infant than a /nongolold. The birth of a mongoloid child, though a great misfortune, is a sort of accident and does not reflect on the parents.' the relatives, the medical care or the diet. This event should n o t cause careless gossip among friends or neighbors, It must be faced 'by the parents with courage and Intelligence. Recognizable At BiHh A mongoloid infant can be identified at birth, and consequently, it Is often wise to separate the child from Its mother before sentimental ties of affection have been forged. There Is no known way of Improving the mental capacity of a mongoloid child arid therefore niost physctians feel that they should be placed in an institution as soon as possible. They always appear to be happy and friendly and do not suffer from their condition. They seem to like music, and can imitate quite well but do not often learn to speak, and when they do, the voice Is rough and harsh. Many die while they are still quite young, and few live beyond their teens. "Please comment on the bidding of this hand," requests a Detroit reader, it has caused quite a stir in onr club, and we'd like to sctj our minds nt rest. "The play wns not without interest. West opened the diamonds and ruffed the third round of that suit with the three of spades. He then led the ten of clubs, and East took Ihe top clubs and continued with a third club. South ruffed with the ] Jack of spades, and WMt was clever I enough lo discard Instead of over- ' You don't bother to make a danger- DEAU* *K 10 V AKQ8S *AQ» 53 W 1095 4 • 85 + 106 » 1043 *QJ98 W E s 4 None »J73 » AK97 2 *AK742 AJ 10 97642 •• t ^ *• »QJ« *53 Neither vu!. Nartk I 9 Pass E«t Sooth -West Double 3 4 Double Pas'! Past Opening lead—* 8 ruffing, "Now West was bound to get three more .trump tricks, lie look ous bid (and most shutouts are at least slightly dangerous) when you have reason to believe that the op- the first, trump with the n'cc. al-' lowed South to win the ten of' «cn be hflnded for trouble If left to trumps, and then had the queen-1 their own devices. eight over South's nine. West would have matle one trick less, of courhe. if he had over-ruffed on the third round of clubs. As It was, the contract wns set four tricks! 'South said he had made a normal shutout bid. You can Imagine When your partner opens the bidding, there is a strong presumption that the opponents cannot make game In minor suit. This is even stronger presumption when you nre short. In your partner's suit, because then he will probably be what North said—and this partic- able to make Ills high cards In his ular North player Is very good all own suit. frying that sort of thingl How- j in this case. South had defense ever, scvernl other players in our | ngniust the minor suits In the club have sympathized with South' shape of hi.s high diamonds—in ad- and hav* said that they might'dltion to the normal defense that he could expect because of his partner's opening bid. It was a cinch that the enemy couldn't mnke game in spades or hearts, if they could mnke a game in no-trump, a shutout bid In spades might be very dangerous. Moreover, even It East and West could make a game at notrump, It might be Impissible for them to bid It, In other words, South had no reason to be afraid of anything his opponents might bid. There was no reason to shut them out—particularly if some risk had to be taken in the process. If South had made the normal bid of only one spade, West might have doubled, but Ensl would probably have bid. Then East would probably wind up playing the hand and going down. And even If South played the hand at one spade doubled, he'd have been two tricks better off than was actually the case. radio broadcast, "(h« u. 8. pay* 40 per cent of the U. H. budget, England pay 11-112 per cent and Russia pays only 7 percent," Mr. Lodge calls this a "ludlcroui position" and he wants to see 11 changed. He says the original agreement was based on the ability of each country to pay, with war damages taken Into account. But h« points out (hat "the Soviet leaden have consistently said they hav« completely repaired the dnmagea of j!) war in their country" and so, h» figures, they should pay a bigge/ share In the O.N. This rather spot-lights the recent report In U. N. circles about the huge cost America was likely to bear for Korean rehabilitation. The U. S. delegation was reported to have said Korean relief and rehabilitation would run to about $240,000,000 a year, according to revised estimates. <Soulh Korean authorities put the annunl amount at $500,000,000). Some Groups Concerned Some delegations are said to b* concerned over the size of this figure. They say the program might run three years, and Uncle Sam might have to foot the entire bill. That's an idea calculated to irk the American taxpayer consider. ably. He is patient and, we hope, fairly generous. Still, he has bills to meet at home, and sees no reason why he should pick up all the checks all the 'time. Of course there are more nations than Russia who undoubtedly are able to pay a larger share of the U. N. obligations. However, since Senator Lodge emphasized the Soviet case, with its 7 per cent assessment, let's continue the analysis: Soviets Pay for Army The Soviets have built the world's biggest army—1,000,000 men—and have equipped it with the most, modern weapons. They have ere- -i» ated R powerful submarine force.Vjl , They are carrying on costly oper- ' ations In many satellite countries. And they are waging a "cold" but expensive global war against the democracies. On that bars It is to be presumed that Russia could and should pay a larger assessment in the u. N. so should a lot of other members. Now of course the u. N. assessment is relatively a small matter, as compared witli other great obligations which the United States has assumed In various ports of the world. I picked it to illustrate • point. Destiny hat selected the United States for a great place In world leadershfp. it is a stewardship which we should accept and for which we should give a good accounting I believe that is the feeling of the average citizen. However, that same average citizen recognizes that we have obligations at' home and cnn't take over all the debts of the whole world, much as we should lllc« to. Every nation will have to chip in, each according to its means. 15 Yean Ago Today Announcement was made this afternoon by w. D. McClurkin, Superintendent of schools nad Jeff Roland, local businessman, that * special trnin wiH run from here to Jonesboro on the Cotton Belt Railroad next Fridny for the football game between Blytheville mnd Jonesboro. The train will leave at four o'clock and will arrive In Jonesboro at 6:15. Between "200 and 300 people w ili go by train besides the numbers who plan to motor over. The price for the round trip will be $1.08. Members of the Boy Scout Troop and their fathers enjoyed a bean supper last night at the Legion Hut, sponsored by the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion. This event was sponsored by the Boy Scout Committee composed of Floyd White, Ross Stevens and Dr A M Washburn. The 30 present gathered around the open fire for this informal event and following supper, discussed Scout business. Loy Welch returned last night from Memphis where he has been with Mrs. Welch, who underwent aial major operation yesterday at Me-7 thodist Hospital. National Banner An»w«r to Previous Punlq tjUIRI 36 Large city in this country 26 Observe 37 Sacred 27 Entice cantatas 28 Imilated 41 Excoriate 33 It borders on 42 Cured meals ">• - sea 43 Psycht part HORIZONTAL 2 Gn»w»r 1 Depicted ii the 3 Ital ian river flag of 4 Month (ab.) 8 The -is its * Mountains largest river * £J) est raltl « 13 Interstices ' £ nar P ' 14 Stage whisper «F e "ce portal 15 Negative word°F. r . onoun 16 Fold 110 " 18 About (ab.) 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