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PAGE BIZ .BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1050 THE BLYTHEVTT.T.K COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, AitliUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager ; Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WItmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. 'Atlanta,. Memphis. Entered as aecond class matter at the post- ofttce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: • By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles S4.00 pel year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone, $10.00 per year . payable In advance. Meditations As the harl panftth after the writer brooks, «o pantrlh my soul after Ihee, O God.—1'salms 42:). * * * No Iron chain, or outward force of any kind, could ever compel the soul of man to believe or to disbelieve: it Is his own Indefeasible light, that judgment of his; he will reign and believe tliere by the grace of God nlonc!—Carlyle. Barbs There Is one simple way to add to your face .value—SMILE! * * * It doesn't appear thai (he two American soldiers who were court-marlialcri for refusing to pass the ketchup to a sergeant were using the old tomato. , * * * People arc already looking up places where they can't afford to go for vacation th[s coming summer. , + f * With spring sales already in full swing, what this country needs Is a 98-ccnl bill. * * + In Amherst, Mass., a taxi company allows passengers to decide what they think a taxi trip Li worth. We'll bet drivers avoid bumpy roads. Fuchs' Spy Case Sheds Light On Communist Mentality 1 We",-the democratic world may be surprised to learn that, even though most of us aren't Communists. we often are a guile decent sort. This comfort comes to us from Dr. Klaus Fuchs, British scientist recently sentenced to 1<! years' imprisonment for handing* atomic secrets to the Russians. Over the years much lias been written about the strange nature of the Communist mentality, particularly as it shows itself in tho Soviet Union. But little that's been said matches Dr. Fuchs' • formal spy confession in providing real insight into this mentality. Dr. Fuchs said that when he came to Britain from Germany he fell in naturally with extreme leftist people. They were his friends; he understood them and their thinking. And presumably all of them were governed by a deep attachment to Russia, the Communist Fatherland. Gradually, however. Dr. Fuchs rose in prominence as a scientist. Soon he found himself working with other eminent British specialists on highly secret atomic projects at Harwell, England. Despite the fact that he was now work- ;ing for the government, Dr. Fuchs still felt a primary loyally to the political creed he shared with his first British friends. And hence he convinced himself it was proper to pass on to Russia, the Red Fatherland, the secrets he learned at Harwell. But what concerns us more here is Dr. Fuch's reaction to the people he met at Harwell. The scientists and other workers, their friends and relatives were not like his other friends. They were solid Britishers, more or less content with their lot, earnestly doing their jobs. They didn't talk of overthrowing the government. As time went on Dr. Fuchs grew to admire these people. He concluded, almost reluctantly and with evident astonishment, that they were decent folk. He found they had a calm assurance . about life, and some kind of mysterious wellspring that fed their driving energies. But Dr. Fuchs said he did not understand the source.! of that assurance and that drive. More amazing still, he didn't think the Britishers at Harwell knew . the sources themselves. What a startling confession of the bankruptcy of the Communist imagi-' . nation. Dr. Fuchs could hardly accept the fact that anyone not a Communist could be a decent individual. And his mind rejected entirely the idea that the motives which lead a non-Communist to pursue a decent life could be understood cither by him or them. Tliis is a perfect example of what happens to a mind thoroughly poisoned by the fanciful propaganda, the pat thinking, the deceitful ideology of totalitarian communism. It makes for a mental isolation so complete that it is almost impossible for the afflicted individual to build a bridge to human beings whose minds are free. Find Out How He Does It After Arthur Krock, dean of the New York Times Washington staff, gained an exclusive interview with President Truman, reporters were hopping mad. They felt they were victims of unfair discrimination. Now Krock has scored again, with an exclusive from John L. Lewis, who, aside from !iis formal statements, seldom has anything for reporters but grunts of "no comment." Presumably the Washington newspaper fraternity resents this beat almost as much as the earlier one. But before anyone decides Krock ought to be charged with unfair labor practices, perhaps his reporting brethren should try another course. How about rinding out how he does it? His paper has tremendous' prestige, to be sure, but is that necessarily the whole story? Maybe Krock just tries harder. Views of Others Farm Plan a National Disgrace. The Washington planners arc having a Raman holiday . . . and John Oilmen and wife are the Christmas thrown to the tax lions. • The farm plan is n gaudy example, though It's by no means the only one. But food and clothing have top Interest, so the public views with i bilious eye the costly antics of the Washington .bureaucrats with these necessities of life. - Potatoes .bought at high prices only to be wasted arc a familiar item of the bungling with farm products. Millions or dollars more ,are tied up in stores of eggs, drlcil milk, butter and cheese. Then there arc huge stocks of grain and cotton. The total value runs Into billions, Some or this will be salvager!; some will be wasted. The over-all loss Is bound to be heavy. If this musical-comedy stalcsmansVlp were really helping [he farmer? we could all feel better about it. He's our most important producer. When he's walloped by losing prices we all have an economic headache. But the farmer Isn't being helped, except temporarily. There's no surer way to break markets, -sooner' or later, than to keep piling up surpluses. And the public, squeezed now between high taxes and high living costs, will not BO on forever paying the cost of buying huge stores ol farm products to be given away and wasted. Meanwhile a surplus of crop land Is adding to the plague of surplus foods and fiber. Millions ol acres have been' taken out of wheat, cotton and rice, and what to do with them, has the planners In another dither. Now they want the Branmn plan, which would let foods pour into the market at any price, and pay the farmer enough more for a good Income from taxes. Tills would nin to a staggering cost The Washington planners seem to have no Interest In any scheme that doesn't cost billions. It is time to get real farm leaders together. Instead of politicians, and work out a sound program. The present muddling Is a national disgrace; a drain on the taxpayers which can only result in trouble for the farmer and the nation If It's continued. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT No Picasso Picasso, the Soul of Art, who has himself photographed in scarlet tints, arrayed in G-stritig and eyebrows, Is denied entry Into tile United States. Along with him was to have come that Soul of All-Souls, the Red Dean of Canterbury, and a precious parcel of other mouthpieces o! the dictatorship of the proletariat. . The pinks and the subversives are parading In sackcloth about It. Picasso and Johnson Intended, so they said, to present a petition to Congress to stop the armament of the second-greatest military power in the world. Tho first-greatest military power, being for dictatorship, as Picasso and Johnson arc, does not receive petitions from propaganda foreigners, It seems. Oh. well, we've got enough cock-eyed and crackpot religionism over here. Truth to tell, we've got more than enough commies, too. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Communists did not succeed In China, we failed.—Walter Rcuther, president, United Auto Workers (CIO). ' * + * TO assume that we have controlled Inflation is to lake a risk beyond that which any trustees lor Ihc American people have a right to take. —Dr. Edwin G. Noursc, former chairman of President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers. * + ' * It's Ico bad that Hollywood has made n complete fetish of the 18-year-old heroine. Anybody at that age is the dullest person.—Actress Belle Davis. » * * Tlir President's directive to the Atomic Energy Commission to proceed with Ihc building ol tile hydrogen bomb In no way closes the door to an international agreement for the control of the hydrogen bomb, the atomic bomb and other weapons ot mass destruction.- Chairman Tom Connolly of senate foreign Relations Comnutlc*. A Little Smoke in the Air? Peter Edson's Washington Column — Fear and Distrust Can't Develop Any Workable Atom Control Plan Speech by Acbeson Hit at Grass Roots Sunday School Lesson The rapid and remarkable growth of early Christianity is summed up In the brief, concentrated statement In Acts 19:20 "Mlghtly grew the word of the Lord, and prevailed." There Is the secret of the motive power of early Christianity, and for that matter of Christianity ever since, wherever and whenever It has displayed phenomenal effectiveness and growth. These early Christians were responsive to the word of God. A Psalmist, many years earlier, had written. "Thy word have I hid In mine heart, that I might not sin' against Thee." For these devout Christians, deeply responsive to their Scriptures, the word of God hud become incarnated In the word of a living Christ, whom some of them had known, with whom they had walked and talked, and with whom they had sat on a mountain slope, as He revealed the good news of the Gospel and the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. The word of the Lord was for Secretary, of State Acheson's major foreign policy speech before the commonwealth club In San Francisco, promising non-Commu- ntstlc Asiatic countries limited aid in their fight against "Soviet-Communist imperialism." took Che unusual form of being directed to the grass-roots. Acheson was speaking not cJfe to the American people but apparently was reaching out In an effort to contact the rank-and-file of Asia's millions rather than restricting his remark to governments. And President Truman, enroute to Florida on vacation, let It be known that he'had read Acheson's address in advance and thought It "a fine speech." "Those Who Help Themselves" ^ America's assistance • would cover military, ' financial and technical aid. It could be used only to "reinforce the efforts which others are prepared to make on their own behalf." That's a less blunt way of saying that Uncle Sam can only help those who help themselves. Then Mr. Acheson gave » fillip of hope to the thousands of Americans who have been struggling with their income tax reports—and—wonder- them a word of enlightenment. In i ing where the money was coming Paul's conversion "there fell from I from to meet the bills. Ho declared WASHINGTON — (NEA>_ Most of the people who are agitating the loudest for a new peace approach to the Russians seem to be fresh- starters on this most Important problem of international control of atomic weapons. They may not have reviewed the history of past negotiations. Or they may not have sat down and thought through what new plan they might propose to the Russians, even If a conference could be arranged. In other words, the present demands for a new meeting between President Truman and Premier SUil- n, or whoever might negotiate. are largely a n emollonal reac- -ton. The President calls them high drama and showmanship. A Peter more sincere appraisal might be that (hey nre prompted by fear and desperation. Anyone who starts to negotiate in such frames of mind is licked before he starts. For the experience of every American diplomat, business or military man who has dealt with the Russians proves Umt the men from Moscow always know exactly what they want before they begin to bargain. And they never take anything less. 3o until somebody comes up with a new plnn for International control of ntomlc bombs—better than tho Liltenthal and Baruch plans now before the UniEed Nations — there may be no use considering a new conference. Any Idea that a couple of Americans and Russians —no matter how well Intentloncd— could "work something out" with no other inspiration than a couple of good U.S. cigars, vodka and Volga branch water, Is somewhat unrealistic. Review Control Plan Developments The background of International control of atomic energy has been reviewed many times since 1946. But it is necessary to go back over the ground again If there Is to be proper understanding of what this talk of a new Russian conference Is all about. In fact, it fould do no barm for President Truman or Secretary of State Dean Acheson to re- review what's involved. The President's Washington's Birthday speech at Alexandria apparently didn't put it over. Any International atomic control plan most start with two basic assumptions. One Is that atomic energy will have • great peacetime uses. The other Is that there can be effective international Inspection to prevent misuse of atomic energy for military purposes. On that first assumption, It must be remembered that the United Stales is at least 100 years ahead of Rlrsia on Industrial development. If Russia is to jump Immediately into the atomic age, It would mean skipping the watcrpower, steam and electrical energy development through which the United States has passed. On the matter of Inspection, the Russian government would have to give up Its fundamental policy of allowing no foreigners freedom of movement within its borders. If the inspection is to be made effective. It Is because of this that the Russian plan for control of atomic energy has been limited to periodic Inspection, at designated places, of try. Just a "Paper" Inspection What this means Is that only at specified times—every three or six months—there would be an International Inspection of the production records of each country. Only the books would be subject to Inspection—not the plants. Russian declarations of what they were do- Ing would have to be accepted at face value. For these reasons, the Untteri States gave up the idea of an atomic energy Inspection. The United States proposed Instead an International authority to control all atomic energy development In all countries. It was thought that this "internationalization" would appeal to the Russians. But they turned It down, ^ The 'advantages claimed for this international authority type of control are that it would permit the American members of the authority, for example, to detect when Russia or any other country might be diverting Its atomic energy materials for military purposes. The same thing would be true for the Russians, with respect to the U.S. Scientists at first though ti this diversion of atomic energy materials for military purposes could be detected some 18 months before it became dangerous. They have now cut down their estimates to a year or perhaps less. But It would still provide some warning of aggressive intent. But the Russians have rejected even tins plan. Any compromise Is of course out of the question'. It would merely mean that the U.S. would lay all its cards on the table, while the Russians showed nothing. So where does this leave the ad- hls eyes as It had been scales, and a typical experience of those who came in contact with Jesus, and listened responsively to His words, was, "We never saw it on this fashion" (Mark 2:12). It was a word of enlightenment. The word of the Lord was for them a word of lire—a word of new life. Paul described the experience In crisp words of fact, "If any man be In Christ, he is a new creature; old things are pass- away; behold, all things are become new" (II Corinthians. 5:17). And the effect of that expression "in Christ," was as much as to say in whatever place one lived. Christ was their environment, their atmosphere, the place where they lived. Needless to say, me word of the Lord was for. these Christians a word of love. The wrap and woof f all that Jesus taught, mani- ested and revealed was in that word of -love. The new command- nent that He gave to His disciples was a commandment of love. But the word of the Lord, being a word of enMghtenment, of life, of love, was also a word of command; and it was In obedience to that command that the disciples went forth to make the Ciospel effective in words and deeds, to prevail (what a fine word that is!) over the licentiousness of ancient cities, over Ignorance and paganism, and over the forces of perse- :ution that sought to destroy them, their movement and their mes- iage. It was faith In their Master, reinforced by the power or His resurrection. But that fnith was more than belief, or Intellectual assent. It was acceptance of a new life, a new way, a new world of truth, and right, and live—a kingdom different from the kingdoms of the world, with different standards, principles and values. Back of faith was the vision, and based upon faith was action. Is It any. wonder that the word of the Lord grew and prevailed? Has it not always been so when men and women have taken their Master seriously, and have really lived the Christian life that they have professed? Vital Christianity is the .world's supreme need. But, alas! much of our professed Chris- only the "declarations Of each coun-I vccaces of a new approach? IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jnrmson .\KA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — Amazing k the word for Susan Peters, who has been touring the country as Elizabeth Barctt In "The Barretts at Wlmpole Street." Sman, still In a wheel chair, Uikes one-night stands with all the spunk of a seasoned stage trouper and hasn't had a week of liberty In six months. Timmy. ihe youngster she adopted when she was married to Diehard Qulne. Is being cared for by Susan's close (riend Dotty Webb. • • • Ava Gardner's llnej as a hmbnnri- snatchnig hussy in "East Side, West Side" drew snickers at a preview. There's R female Humphrey Bogart in the same film—Beverly Michaels. She towers over Van Hclfin and swings her left n.i if she had been trained by Joe Louis. « • * America's and England's diplomatic corps is in a huddle to find a good reason for Princess Margract's visit to Hollywood when she comes to the U. S. Her trip to the film colony solely as a visiting fire-woman, they're afraid, might draw unfavorable criticism in England, • • * Kuth Clultrrlnn is set for a TV show. "Portrait of a Woman. 1 ' . . . Ron.iM Colman's flair for comedy on "The Halls of Ivy'* airshow lias several studios Mtrr him wilh comedy scripts. . . . Fox is cooking up a srnlicl to "Come in Hie -Stable," npaln co-staring Cclcslc Holm and Jx>rclla Young. • • • Quote of the week: "It's not "what you eat that cjves you ulcers, but what's eating ;ou." —Jerry \Vald. producer. Hollywood Style Jimmy the Crow, who acts In the movies—curcntly in "Train to Liu- film people. His marriage just went Pfft—or maybe 'caw." .Mmmy had to go on location lor two weeks. Jenny, his missus, got up off three eggs she'd been setting on when Jimmy didn't come home the first night. When he returned from location. Jenny wouldn't speak to him Sec HOLLYWOOD 1'ajtc 0 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Kjr William E. McKcnncy America's Canl Authority Written for NEA Service End Play Used On First Round To New Yorkers, the Vanderbllt Cup Tournament for the national knockout • Icnm-of-four championship is the most Important Icam-of- four event of the year. The bridge league ranks its masters, tcnm-of- four first: and it should rank first because It Is played in different sections of the country and teams from practically all sections participate. In the V.andtrbllt Cup most of the teams are New Yorkers, with only a few players from other sections mixed in. Nevertheless. It is n long, grueling contest, and to win it Is a real achievement. The winners tliis year were Howard Schenken, Samuel Slayman and George R;ipce of New York. John R. Crawford and Sidney Silodor of Philadelphia. The cud play employed by the declarer to make the contract o! six no trump on today's hand was important because it was one ol the big swing hands of the tomia- mctu. If tic. had taken Ihe rila- tianlty is only conventional formal, untouched by the spirit of Christ. and true the contract. Schenken (North) took inventory jeforc playing to the first trick He could count five spade tricks possibly four heart tricks, one diamond and one club. Where was he going to get the twelfth trick? Of ' course, if West held the king of diamonds, the diamond finesse would give him the extra trick; but If it failed, the contract would be defeated. Srhenkcn decided to play the hand without the diamond finesse. 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Belt returned last night from a stay In Hot Springs. Misses Clarice Kennedy and Or- rioe Hutchins and Bill Armstrong spent the weekend In Hot Springs. Mrs. L. H. Moore accompanied by her sisters, Mrs. H. c. Cooke of Caruthersvllle. and Misses Mary and Alice McHaney of Kennett, motored to Memphis Saturday. Homer Smith, Jr., who attends that U.S. aid "must be within the prudent capabilities of our own resources." The secretary stressed that the greatest threat to Asiatic progress and freedom Is the attempted penetration "by Soviet-Communist imperialism ai\d by the colonialism which It contains." He emphasized this thrust by declaring that Communism is a "too! of Soviet Imperialism' 'and perverts the real democratic revolution. The Ameitjfc people are the real leaders of^i "revolution by the common people" China Was Big Part China naturally occupied a prominent part in the address. Acheson called attention to the all-Important fact that the Reds may use that country as a base for new thrusts. As a matter of fact he might have gone further and said that the Moscow backed Chinese Communists already are deploying tlielr forces for fresh conquests. He declared that the use ol China as.l base for aggression against neighboring .countries would violate the United Nations Charter. Acheson proceeded to lay some scorching charges on the line against Russia. He charged that Russia is shipping food fromiChtna to the Soviet Union at a time when 40,000,000 are In danger of -hunger. He accused Russia of robbing Manchuria of indastrial equipment with $2,000,000,000 worth of productive capacity. He declared that the new Soviet $300,000,000 five year aid program falls far short of China's real needs. Trade<on Fair Basis ^f; Secretary Acheson'said the Dt^i ed States was ready to trade-with China on a fair basis. However, America wouldn't sell to the Chinese goods which could be used to harm her. All these facts are useful tor America to know. They will be trebly useful if they can have any considerable distribution in China and neighboring countries. So far as China Is concerned, the Chinese Communist regime, which controls most of the country, does everything possible to block distribution of such information. However, an authoritative ChU_ ncse source in New York tells me that undoubtedly Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek will see that this speech gets a wide distribution on the mainland. He presumably will broadcast It from his headquarters on Taiwan (Formosa), and may supplement that by having it printed on leaflets .which will be dropped by his planes at strategic points. Columbia Military Academy at Columbia, Tenn., is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smith. Mrs. R. E. Pierce of Padocah, K^b formerly Miss Catherine Woods ^ff this city. Is visiting Mrs. Lotine Baker, Miss Marie Harnish and ' other friends here. AK J 1085 VKQ5 » Q10 + Q76 faid-Play Series—Neither vul. South We* North East Pass Pass 1N.T. Pass 2* Pass 3N.T. Pass 4W.T Pass 6N.T. PJSS Opening—+J n 20 Read by letters 22 Diminutive suffix , 20 Fencing 23 Pleasant positions 25 Rant 27 Crack 28 Old 29 Symbol for 'niton 30 Calcium (symbol) 31 Palm lily 32 Height (ab.) 33 Appear _ _._ -35 Repair other words, he had lo start to plan I 38 Land measure L 1 Depicted type of herring 5 It yields fine 8 It is a food 12 Mexican coin 13 Constellation 14 Singing voice 15 Noah's vessel 16 Begin 18 Sign of zodiac 10 Stow cargo in Pronoun ]"1 Derided 16 Spain (ab.) 17 Tellurium (symbol) lit up streams 2 In this place •3 "Inquire 4 Accomplish 5 Grade 6 Spoken 7 English title 8 Musical syllable 9 Sick Answer to Previous Puzzle 21 Greek coins 24 Horse's gait 26 Marbles 33 Obeisance 34 Card game 36 Nullify 44 Century plant 45 Tidy 46 Doctor ot ! Divinity (ab./ ' 49 Kind of j lettuce 37 Moved swiftly 51 Compass pointj 42 Preposition 53 Parent | 43 Bones 55 Exclamation at UI—is like a lot of other moud finesse, h« would h»vi !o«l He went up with the queen ot clubs in dummy la kill West's king. In his end play on the first trick. Now he ran olf five spade and four heart tricks, being careful to keep In his own hand a small club. This ".eft him with the ace-jack of diamonds and the five of clubs. East had to bare down to the king- j six of diamonds and the ten of: ch'bs. Declarer then led the club which East was forced to win with the ten. and he then had to lead from his king-fix of diamonds inln North's ace- jack. This play gave Schenken his contract. > 39 Bewildered 40 Louisiana 41 Fibers 47 Gram (ab.) 43 Part of a circle 50 Greased 51 Consume 52 Rind of bomb 54 Snake 55 Poker rfake 56 Plateau 57 Harden W 58

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